Salon Buzz at WGN's "Encore Wedding" Segment03/14/2014On February 26th, our stylists Reva, Melanie, Alex and Kara were invited to WGN-TV to participate in their "Encore Wedding" segment! Check out their elegant blow-outs and up-do's below!
On February 26th, our stylists Reva, Melanie, Alex and Kara were invited to WGN-TV to participate in their "Encore Wedding" segment! Check out their elegant blow-outs and up-do's below!
Read More »
Chocolate and Wine: Indulge Your Sense of Taste with Two of The Season’s Hottest Shades02/28/2014Valentines Day may be over, but for many of us high-quality chocolates and delectable wines are year-round favorite treats when we want a taste of luxury with a sultry, slightly sinful edge. With that in mind, it’s no wonder that rich chocolate browns and deep red wines are two of the hottest hair colors for 2014. The best part may be that this trend can be adapted for any personality type and suit nearly any skin tone, with a range of looks from subtle, natural-looking hues that freshen up your style, to dramatic, deep brunettes and bold, showstopping reds. As a little food-for-thought, here are some of our favorite chocolate and wine-inspired looks for every skin tone:
If your skin color is very light and your natural hair color light as well, a softer mocha or milky-chocolate shade will be most flattering for you. If you’re on the pale side but your hair is naturally dark, chose a chocolate within a few shades of your color for the best results. For medium toned skin, medium to medium-dark shades are a good bet. Darker skin tones are well-complemented by the deepest dark chocolates in the color spectrum, so don’t shy away from going bold! For same-length hair and blunt cuts, a powerful monochromatic color really stands out, but women with layered locks might think about talking to their Salon Buzz stylist to mix things up with notes of butterscotch, toffee or caramel to your cocoa in an ombre effect.
Think like a sommelier; but instead of pairing a bottle for a meal with friends, find a varietal to complement your skin tone. For more subtle looks, light skinned ladies should stick with a light-bodied wine tone (think “Beaujolais”). Medium-tones bode well with medium-bodied spicy shiraz or cabernet (such as Demi Lovato in the image below). If your skin tone is darker, look to rich burgundies and merlot hues for a full-bodied effect. On the other hand, if you want a can’t-miss-me dramatic look to match your bold personality, take the opposite approach and choose a color well outside of natural bounds.
Love chocolate and wine equally? Why choose between the two, when you can work both at the same time? Ashanti’s dual-tone ombre below is just one of many ways you can blend colors. All over highlights or lowlights, or a few bold wine streaks blended in with chocolate tresses might be just the style boost you’ve been looking for.
Indulge your sense of style this season and feel as delicious as wine and chocolate with one of these hot hair colors, or in any other shade that shows off your personal style.Valentines Day may be over, but for many of us high-quality chocolates and delectable wines are year-round favorite treats when we want a taste of luxury with a sultry, slightly sinful edge. With that in... Read More »
Full On Fringe: Bangs For Any Face02/21/2014Bangs are back this season, and wispy, layered styles that can be easily blended with the rest of your hair have given way to bold, full-bodied looks worn across the face or swept to the side. Bangs are a great look for any age or walk of life. The right style projects a hipness and modern feel to any look (great for us city dwellers) and can add a youthful appeal.
Choosing bangs for the first time (or for the first time in a long time) can feel a little risky--it can take a while to transition back to your usual ‘do if you’re not happy with the result--but taking the plunge can be totally worth the effort. A great fringe can highlight your best features and flaunt your personal style, and it all begins with a style personalized to suit the shape of your face and hair texture. To give you a starting point, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite looks for the season, but consult with your Salon Buzz stylist to determine the best bangs for you.
Round Face: Without the right cut, bangs can make this face-shape appear to be fuller. Avoid anything light or wispy in favor of a bolder cut. Longer, side-swept bangs can add have a lengthening effect, but if you prefer your bangs across your forehead, your Salon Buzz stylist can expertly shape a slight arch--such as Jennifer Hudson’s, below--to create an effect of fluidity and movement.
Square Face: Heavy, blunt cuts can make square-shaped faces appear bulkier. Ask your stylist for some longer pieces around the sides of your face as seen on Nicole Richie this year, or soft feathering to balance a prominent jawline.
Heart-Shaped Face: Balance is key when choosing a style of bangs for the heart-shaped face. Longer, angled, and slightly side-swept cuts, such as Reese Witherspoon’s signature look, will create a feminine contrast to a more pointed chin.
Oval Face: Ladies with oval-shaped faces, such as actress Lea Michele, have it easiest when it comes to bangs because almost every style can be flattering. If this is your face shape and you’re feeling bold this fall, go with your instinct and try out something new.
If you’ve ever entertained the thought of trying bangs before, this is the season to take the cut. Make an appointment with your Salon Buzz stylist and get ready kick off the New Year with a hot new look.Bangs are back this season, and wispy, layered styles that can be easily blended with the rest of your hair have given way to bold, full-bodied looks worn across the face or swept to the... Read More »