Style to Bloom For: 5 Hot Trends For Spring

5 Hot Trends For Spring

Spring is in the air here at Salon Red, and we couldn’t be more excited to strip off those winter hats and let our locks fly.  This season it’s a no-holds barred explosion of styles for every sensibility.  Short cropped bobs with punk-inspired fringe to demure, braided up-dos reminiscent of 1960s music festivals, these trends all have one thing in common: EASE. That’s right! Spring 2014 is the season of no-fuss style that any girl, no matter what her stylista rating, can rock from day to night. Follow the jump below for an intro to our 5 Favorite Spring Trends.

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6 Things You Don’t Know About Monique Haynes

6 Things You Don't Know

This month has been a momentous time for Salon Red, in the midst of a year that is already a big milestone for the company. For one stylist in particular, this month has held a number of such milestones. Stylist Monique Haynes celebrated her own 15th anniversary with the company, an achievement that is truly a rare one in today’s fast changing culture.  In many ways, Monique is the heart of Salon Red. If not for her own belief in what this company could be and her trust in the vision that Jessica had, Salon Red might not be here today. For that we are all more grateful than we can say, and that is why we are thrilled to present 6 Things You Don’t Know About Monique Haynes: 

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Get CitySwept Away: Grown up Grunge for The Every Day

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New this month, Bumble & bumble’s City Swept Finish has already elbowed its way onto our shelves with a New York attitude that has us falling in love. Like most millenials, I was just old enough to be mystified by the razor-sharp rebellion that defined all aspects of the grunge movement. Where my mother’s 80’s inspired perm had been a fantasy, the slouchy street style of the grunge movement had a sexy edge that left a deep, yet stereotypical slacker impression on my brain. Grunge didn’t care that it was fashion. Grunge was too busy creating the internet and tearing down the Berlin Wall to be bothered.

Oh Kate and Johnny how we miss those long gritty locks
Oh Kate and Johnny how we miss those long gritty locks

Now in 2014, Grunge is all grown up. The lived-in, gritty look that defined 90’s icons like Kurt Cobain, Winona Ryder, and even fashion goddesses like Kate Moss, has returned with a vengeance. This time it’s being recreated for the girl-on-the-go who craves an effortless transition from day to night (and let’s be honest, I want a no-hassle transition back to day as well!).  Enter Bumble & bumble. Embracing the androgyny that permeated the best of grunge, City Swept Finish dances the line between products to serve as the perfect hybrid styling tool for any hair type.

Fine hair will love the lightweight mist that allows for a broken-in, easy street style without the weight of traditional products, while folks with coarse or curly hair can rejoice in the hold and anti-fluff this part cream/part wax/part spray provides. Our short-haired comrades can get in on the action as well (fellas, I’m looking at you)! Salon Red stylist and product educator, Misti Dort, says she loves City Swept’s pomade-like application that doesn’t leave your hair feeling as greasy as those dreads you tried to grow back in ’96. (you know the ones…)

It’s got texture. It’s got edge. This look by Bumble & bumble stylist Jordan M has it all.
It’s got texture. It’s got edge. This look by Bumble & bumble stylist Jordan M has it all.

The how of this product is about as easy as it gets. Shake well and then simply spray City Swept Finish in a light mist over dry, styled hair. Piece it out with your fingers to get just the right amount of that “oh I woke up this way” look and you’re good to go! Or amp up your game by cocktailing City Swept over any of our favorite B&b products:

  • Layer over DrySpun Finish to give big airy looks a sophisticated sheen and wind-blown look that is straight out of Sex and the City fab. 
  • Start with a touch of Prêt-à-Powder before finishing with City Swept for a touch of soft volume that is all Courtney Love (minus the drugs and questionable fashion choices).
  • Copy the mermaid waves that rocked NYFW ’14 by using Surf Spray to create loose curl and City Swept to give you the grit and softness that will have you looking like a California surfer in no time.

So break out those faded flannel shirts you stole from your high school boyfriend, pop on a slip dress and your favorite stompers and get your Grunge on!

The Story of Us Part 2: Taking Risks

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Every story has a beginning. Oftentimes it is the mistakes we make, and the lessons we learn from them, that define all that comes after it. This month we’re delving deeper into the story of Salon Red and how its owner, Jessica, made the move from fledgling stylist to head of a thriving franchise. Join us now for the continuation of The Story of Us with Part 2: Taking Risks. Read more

Friz Frying Your Style? One Product To Tame Your Mane

You can almost hear it whispering, "I can save you. I am your savior. Kneel before me."
You can almost hear it whispering, “I can save you. I am your savior. Kneel before me.”

You’ve finally found your perfect stylist. The one person in all the world that knows your hair better than anyone.  You’ve listened carefully to their advice, finding the perfect shampoo/conditioner combo. You even took the leap, stopped washing your hair every single day and invested in a good dry shampoo to help you get through the week. You’ve got your hair routine down and still those mornings come when the friz monster rears its ugly head.  Luckily the hair geniuses at Bumble & bumble are to the rescue with Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil.

It's not just you. Even the owner of the world's most perfect hair gets a case of the frizzies sometimes.
It’s not just you. Even the owner of the world’s most perfect hair gets a case of the frizzies sometimes.

One 3.4oz bottle has a magic combination of essential oils and extracts that can calm even the frizziest of fly-aways.  Plus you get the added bonus of helping to protect your hair from UV and heat damage. Cause you know there’s no resisting those curling irons and hair dryers!

For a shine boost before heat styling, apply 2-3 small drops (depending on the length of your hair) to damp hair.

Make sure to start at the midshaft point so that you don’t end up with greasy roots. Then pick your favorite tool and go!

Now all you need is the wind machine and you can rock the smooth locks like this lady!
Now all you need is the wind machine and you can rock the smooth locks like this lady!

The Story of Us Part I: Last Chances

In 2014 Salon Red celebrates its 15th Anniversary.  In that time, it has grown from a tiny unheard of salon tucked into a back corner of an Atlanta neighborhood, to a six location, thriving pillar of the community.   Their selection as one of the 2014 Salon Today Top 200 Salons has solidified the Salon Red brand as one of the most respected in the country. No small feat for a company that has had to weather some of the most difficult economic times in a generation.  Ultimately the love, sweat, and tears put in by its staff  have defined the brand, and fostered the deep connections it shares with the guests who have kept Salon Red running for  fifteen years.  I invite you now to take a peak behind the curtain with our new monthly feature: The Story of Us. A sit down with owner, Jessica Soler, as she shares how a unexpected dream became Salon Red.  This month we’re exploring how Jessica came to the beauty industry and how Salon Red was born. 

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Embracing The Art with Misti Dort

You may remember Misti from our September stylist feature: 6 Things You Don’t Know About Misti Dort. Well now Misti’s taking her dreams to the next level with her application for the Vidal Sassoon Professional Beauty Education Scholarship. If  selected, Misti will receive a scholarship for a 5-day Vidal Sassoon Academy course (her travel expenses get covered too!).  This video was created to showcase Misti’s approach to styling and how she has embraced the legacy of industry legend Vidal Sassoon.

We hope you enjoy this look into the mind of this artist turned stylist!

6 Things You Don’t Know About Becca Tincher

Becca hard a work pursuing her passion for beautiful hair.
Becca hard a work pursuing her passion for beautiful hair.

The connection between stylist and client is so much more than a business relationship.  Over the years we come to know our clients on an immensely personal level, laughing with them during happy times, and even crying and commiserating during the sad ones.  Our clients become like family, and for our clients their stylist often becomes a confidant, counselor and even friend.  It’s in that vein that we start the month of October off right with the continuation of our “6 Things You Don’t Know….” series.  This month we’re introducing a stylist whose quiet nature serves her well with her clients.  Brookhaven stylist, Becca Tincher is a powerhouse of creativity and style and we are beyond thrilled to list her as part of the Salon Red family! Read more

Get Emmy Winning Style with Gold Lust Oil by Oribe

Tina Fey was the epitome of Hollywood elegance at the 2013 Emmy's
Tina Fey was the epitome of Hollywood elegance at the 2013 Emmy’s

Comedienne, writer, and producer Tina Fey may makes us laugh every week on her hit show 30 Rock, but her look for last Sunday’s Emmy Awards was certainly rocking our world.  Ms. Fey’s modern spin on Old Hollywood glam was the perfect compliment to her gorgeous Narciso Rodriguez gown.  This effortlessly elegant look  was created with just a few simple tools and one awesome product from our friends over at Oribe: Gold Lust Oil.  Which just so happens to be this month’s Oribe Product Spotlight!  We recently sat down with product expert and stylist Misti Dort to talk about this salon favorite that’s sure to help you create your own lust-worthy look in no time.