2017 Loreal Fall/ Winter Trends

The 2017 Fall/Winter “it looks” trends are beautiful for this current season! Right on point with what we’ve been doing lately in the salon.

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This season features 2 different balayage trends.

 

 1. Tiger Eye
 –  This trend is a subtle balayage for dark bases. This is achieved through a painted balayage highlight with a warm or dark chocolate base to add dimension and texture to the hair.

Who is this for? Clients wanting a very natural and on trend haircolor, balayage or highlights for depth.

Benefits– Subtle highlights are natural and easy to wear for every skin tone, style or personality.

 

 

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– This technique creates depth at the roots for a modern twist on highlighted hair.

Who is this for? Clients who want a trendy and easy to wear, lived in blonde look, but dont have the time or desire for frequent appointments.

Benefits- This trendy color effect produces a soft contrast and color melt which is very low maintenance.

 

Here are some Loreal Stylists who have recently nailed these new looks and posted to social media.

 

Would you like to try one of these trends as your new fall/winter look? Call the salon at 724-349-5444 or schedule online at www.cameronsalon.com

 

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You Get What You Pay For

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I know you have all heard the statement before, that you “get what you pay for”. Well, in the “salon world”, I feel like this is especially true. Here are a few reasons why and some facts you may not have known.

Did you know that in the state of Pennsylvania, stylists are not required to take continuing education after they have received their license? So you could have a 40 year old stylist who got her cosmetology license from the vo-tech right out of high school, and never once attended another class to keep up with current trends and techniques that are constantly changing in the industry. It happens all the time. Even in this day and age where you can look up and watch pretty much anything on YouTube, it still isn’t a replacement for what can be learned by trained, professional educators, some of which are on the the forefront of the development of these trends when they are launched.

At our salon, continuing education is very important to us. We attend classes both in and out of work, we travel to at least 1 weekend out of state hairshow a year, and we constantly try new things we see on social media and in magazines as they come out. This is where you will find the added value in our salon- the education that then translates into you getting the cut or color you wanted (you know- the one you showed us from Pinterest;)).  Without recent education on current trends, we wouldn’t be able to recreate that beautiful balayage highlight you showed us a photo of. This trend isn’t something most of us, especially more veteran stylists, learned in school. So education is key in being able to offer you these current trends and to execute them correctly and professionally.  Again, anyone can watch a “how to balayage your hair ” tutorial on  YouTube, but I promise you, the results will not be the same as getting it done by a professionally trained stylist.

We charge accordingly in our salon. Our girls are educated, you’re paying for that expertise.We also have a Tier system in our salon. This means the stylists charge based on a 4 Tier system, 4 different price brackets depending what Tier they are. For example, If you come into the salon with me as your stylist (remember me, Abra, your salon blogger!?:)),  I am a Tier 4 stylist so you will be paying top Tier price. What does this mean? I am a veteran stylist at our salon,  I’ve been there over 13 years now. I have taken more classes then I can count through the years, received numerous certifications, and have attended 10 or more out of state hairshows. When you sit in my chair, you are paying to receive my knowledge,  education and expertise. Make sense??  Now this doesn’t discredit our Tier 1 girls at all though. Even though they may be newer stylists,  take comfort knowing all of our girls are extremely educated and constantly learning more daily.  We only hire the best. They also are mentored by our veteran stylists and never afraid to ask for help or a 2nd opinion.  We reach these different tiers by putting in time at the salon, as well as how many clients we service and by meeting a certain goal amount for service totals. You should  view your stylist moving up a Tier as a great thing! It shows she’s doing well in the salon and essentially just gave herself a raise!

Another way you will find value in our salon is in our products, both our retail and the products we use in the salon. We are a Loreal Professional Elite salon. That means we have been allowed by Loreal to carry their retail products to sell, to use them on our backbar, and most importantly to use their color line.  In order to do this, our stylists have to be educated on the products and color lines and must continue to stay up to date with the company.  Their color line turns into a conditioner the last 10 min. its on the hair. Their powerdose services allow us to add extra condition to the hair by putting the product on and massaging it into the scalp for 5 min. at our shampoo bowls. Not only is it extremely relaxing, it will take what is negative about your hair and make it positive. It is a deep conditioning treatment that helps repair damage after coloring and highlighting. It goes down inside the hair strand and helps seal in the color, adds shine and lasts in the hair up to 3 weeks. This treatment sets our salon apart from others who offer conditioning treatments as it has high end ingredients in it that do what they say they will, technology and development to back it and it doesn’t weigh the hair down.

Along with the Loreal line, our salon carries a large selection of professional products, all of which we have had classes to educate ourselves on, learning their ingredients, what they do for the hair and which client they are best for.

Our nail tech and nail services and products also fall into all these catagories. Our nail tech Jill has a specialized degree in nails. She has learned the best techniques and is also staying updated with education and classes about what’s trending in the nail industry, as well as current safety and sanitary regulations. She can be found on any down time she has looking up nail art designs on Pinterest or Youtube and practicing them for whatever the next upcoming season is.

So, as I’ve state earlier, you truly do get what you pay for in a salon. In the case of our salon, our girls are educated and continue to build upon that knowledge of this industry, so never be afraid to come to them with any question you may have about a product, your hair or nails or a service you are interested in. I hope you see the value you will receive in our salon and with our excellent team of stylists.

Need an appointmet? Call the salon at 724-349-5444 or schedule online at www.cameronsalon.com

Paul Mitchel Class

The salon had a in house Paul Mitchel class this week and had a great time learning some new tweaks on mens style cuts, balayage techniques and increasing our product knowledge with our newest Paul Mitchel product line- Invisiblewear. We also got to play around with a new balayage lightner and also a color conditioning line to see if it’s something we wanted to add to our menu. This was a hands on class which is always a fun way to learn.  Here are a few photos from the class. Our Teacher was a veteran stylist of 20 years and salon owner for 12 from Maryland.

Not sure what I mean by “mens style cuts”?- Here are some great examples!

 

Below you can see our girls, learning the best way you can- Hands on!! Doing some customized clipper over scissors cutting and making this female manikin into a male.

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Ask any of our stylists what they learned in our class or if you have any questions about mens style cuts, balayage or our newest Invisiwear line of products from Paul Mitchel.

Wondering what Invisiblewear is??

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The invisiblewear line are products made to give you that lived in, soft, 2nd day hair look without feeling it in the hair. They have shampoo, conditioner, colored dry shampoos, tecturizing powder and spray, mouse and a liquid volumizer,hairspray and a 2nd day restyling mist. This line is great for anyone who doesn’t like to feel product in the hair, but wants the results of texture and volume from products. The salon currently carrys the whole line and it can be purchased in our retail area. Our stylists have it on back bar and at their stations if you would like to try it or have it used on your hair.

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Need an appointment? Call the salon at 724-349-5444 or schedule online at www.cameronsalon.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Incentive Program and Contest

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The salon has started another “send a friend” program. If you are one of our clients who has been with us for years,you will recognize it as the same program we’ve used before, just with cute, fun new cards.  If you are new to the program, here’s how it works.

Your stylist will give you a card with her name on it and your name on the back. The next time someone stops you and asks where you get your hair/nails done or tells you they like your hair or nails, pull out the card and give it to them. It has all the salons contact information on it enabling them to easily make an appointment for themselves.  This referral card will get them 15% off their 1st service when they show it at check out and we will then keep the card with your name on it for you to receive 15% off your services the next time you’re in as a thank you for sending in a new client.  That’s how the referral program works.

We are also running a contest with this program. From now until December 23rd, If you refer 1 client to the salon, you will be put in for a drawing for a $25 salon Gift certificate.  If you send in 2 or more clients,  you will be entered to win a $75 salon Gift certificate. Easy enough, right??  Make sure to get your referral cards at your next appointment and start sending in all your friends, family, coworkers, random people from the grocery store….;) Happy Referring!! Good luck! The stylist or nail tech with the most referrals at the end of this contest will also win a prize- so you will be helping out your favorite Cameron Salon employee when you participate in this contest as well!!

Need an appointment? Call the salon at 724 349 5444 or schedule online at www.cameronsalon.com

Lets start filling up these jars with referral cards!!!

New Incentive Program and Contest

20170927_134805.jpg

The salon has started another “send a friend” program. If you are one of our clients who has been with us for years,you will recognize it as the same program we’ve used before, just with cute, fun new cards.  If you are new to the program, here’s how it works.

Your stylist will give you a card with her name on it and your name on the back. The next time someone stops you and asks where you get your hair/nails done or tells you they like your hair or nails, pull out the card and give it to them. It has all the salons contact information on it enabling them to easily make an appointment for themselves.  This referral card will get them 15% off their 1st service when they show it at check out and we will then keep the card with your name on it for you to receive 15% off your services the next time you’re in as a thank you for sending in a new client.  That’s how the referral program works.

We are also running a contest with this program. From now until December 23rd, If you refer 1 client to the salon, you will be put in for a drawing for a $25 salon Gift certificate.  If you send in 2 or more clients,  you will be entered to win a $75 salon Gift certificate. Easy enough, right??  Make sure to get your referral cards at your next appointment and start sending in all your friends, family, coworkers, random people from the grocery store….;) Happy Referring!! Good luck! The stylist or nail tech with the most referrals at the end of this contest will also win a prize- so you will be helping out your favorite Cameron Salon employee when you participate in this contest as well!!

Need an appointment? Call the salon at 724 349 5444 or schedule online at www.cameronsalon.com

Lets start filling up these jars with referral cards!!!