The 50’s Head Candy Collection

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Fall Winter Head Candy Collection The 50’s

Several times every year the entire staff gets together to work on a new collection, and it is hard to believe that this is only our 2nd full collection together! I spend a few weeks carefully thinking about a theme that will not only inspire the entire staff, but will also inspire our clients, and will showcase the team’s talents, along with the ability to display the latest trends in cut, color, and styling. I announce the theme at our twice-yearly team meeting, and have everyone draw names to choose their teammates. The staff knows there is always a method to my madness, and I like having them choose teammates randomly so they get the opportunity to work with new people on a regular basis. It is great for moral and team building, and helps everyone to learn and grow by constantly working with different people.

The theme this time was vintage styles. We randomly chose decades from the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s and 90’s and gave them a “Candy Remix” or a modern update. Since vintage styles are always coming back around again, I thought it would be a fun way for the team to put their own personal twist on updating these classics with a more modern edge using today’s techniques. We get so many requests for vintage styling, especially for weddings, and there seems to be a major surge of vintage adoration everywhere we look. With shows like Mad Men, Boardwalk Empire, Masters of Sex, and Downton Abbey, everyone seems to be longing for more simple times and classic beauty.

This time I called in Danielle Lambersky, a very special makeup artist that I’ve worked with on several projects before. She is amazingly talented and I absolutely adore her! I also decided to work with Jillian Goodman of Jillian Kathryn Photography for our third project together, since we seem to be making such an amazing team!

We hope you love these vintage inspirations as much as we do and our Candy Remixes on the classics! We work hard to not just stay on top of the latest trends, but to also help start the next hottest trends to keep all of you ahead of the game! We absolutely love what we do and it wouldn’t be possible without you and your support!








Finally it is the last in our collection– The 50’s! We would also like to give a big shoutout to Nick Grice over at Nordstrom’s in Cherry Hill for help in styling the 1950’s collection! He did a great job helping us find wardrobe for this collection!



The 50’s

Hair: Robin Dorton & Kristin Pellegrino
Models: Allie Robinson, Jessica Minton, Brendan Moffat

The 1950’s were booming. Booming economy, babies were booming and the new suburbs were booming. Elvis was King, James Dean was our hero, and Audrey Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe won our hearts on the big screen. Circle skirts with soft sweaters, wool coats, Levi’s and the classic white tee were the favorites of fashion, with perfectly coifed updo’s and roller set styles keeping women looking their best while they kept the house clean and the tummies full. But life wasn’t all poodle skirts and sock hops. Rosa Parks made history in the 50’s, while paving the way for Civil Rights. The Cold War threatened our way of life and communists were not to be trusted. Yet with all that is happening in today’s society and the global threats we see on the news every night, wouldn’t it be so  peachy to just get dolled up and head to the drive in for a soda pop with James, Audrey, and Marilyn?



Jess (Marilyn Monroe Remix)Jess before and after 1a web

Kristin decided that a modern day Marilyn wouldn’t just be a normal platinum blonde, but to give her a real Head Candy remix, she would have to be more of a Rose Gold with light violet accents! She prelightened her hair and then toned her with a custom mixed toner for that perfect modern rose-violet platinum! Her styling was kept more classic, close to the original, but with more modern movement and softer curls. We love the results!






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Allie (Audrey Hepburn Remix)

Robin loved Allie’s look from the second she first saw her picture, and just knew that she would make the perfect modern day Audrey! She is cute as a button and an absolute sweetheart so she fit the role perfectly! Robin thought that a more updated Audrey wouldn’t just have solid dark brown hair, but would probably love the uber modern balayage highlights that all the darker-haired celebrities are wearing now. So she hand-painted lots of balayage highlights around Allie’s face and crown area, toning with a rich warm medium brown for a perfect sun-kissed look! Then she cut the dead ends off the bottom and gave her long layers with a straight razor cut with plenty of face-framing to really open up space and add lots of movement to the hair.




Brendan (James Dean Remix)

It’s not often that you put a call out for a male model that can pull of playing the role of an icon like James Dean, while being open enough to let you have your way with his hair. For several months Robin looked everywhere. She searched through her network of models, contacted a few local agencies and photographers, sent a mass text out to everyone she knew, and came up with nothing. Then one day she called her husband at work and told him to check out all the servers at his restaurant and see if anyone could possibly fit the bill. He sent a picture of Brendan and that was that. Not only does he obviously have those rugged good looks, but he also let her cut his hair any way she needed to for this photo shoot. He turned out to be the perfect model for this role, and we are quite sure you will be seeing his face again in future shoots here at Head Candy, and possibly other places too. A star just might’ve been born!





We hope you enjoy this trip down memory lane! Enjoy the rest of your stay at the soda counter!!







The 60’s Head Candy Collection

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 Fall Winter Head Candy Collection The 60’s

Several times every year the entire staff gets together to work on a new collection, and it is hard to believe that this is only our 2nd full collection together! I spend a few weeks carefully thinking about a theme that will not only inspire the entire staff, but will also inspire our clients, and will showcase the team’s talents, along with the ability to display the latest trends in cut, color, and styling. I announce the theme at our twice-yearly team meeting, and have everyone draw names to choose their teammates. The staff knows there is always a method to my madness, and I like having them choose teammates randomly so they get the opportunity to work with new people on a regular basis. It is great for moral and team building, and helps everyone to learn and grow by constantly working with different people.

The theme this time was vintage styles. We randomly chose decades from the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s and 90’s and gave them a “Candy Remix” or a modern update. Since vintage styles are always coming back around again, I thought it would be a fun way for the team to put their own personal twist on updating these classics with a more modern edge using today’s techniques. We get so many requests for vintage styling, especially for weddings, and there seems to be a major surge of vintage adoration everywhere we look. With shows like Mad Men, Boardwalk Empire, Masters of Sex, and Downton Abbey, everyone seems to be longing for more simple times and classic beauty.

This time we called in a very special makeup artist that I’ve worked with on several projects before. She is amazingly talented and I absolutely adore her! I wanted to give Chrissi the opportunity to be a part of assisting the rest of the team with styling for the day and to give her the chance to learn from one of the best makeup artists I know. We also decided to work with Jillian Kathryn Photography for our third project together, since we seem to be making such an amazing team!

We hope you love these vintage inspirations as much as we do and our Candy Remixes on the classics! We work hard to not just stay on top of the latest trends, but to also help start the next hottest trends to keep all of you ahead of the game! We absolutely love what we do and it wouldn’t be possible without you and your support!




We will be counting down the newest collection from the 90’s to the 50’s. So check back with us every few weeks to see the next decade in our trip down memory lane!

Only 2 more to go! Now is the 60’s!

The 60’s

Hair: Melissa Kenny and Jamie Tate
Models: Crystal, Sarah, Greg and Ryan

The assassinations of both President Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Jr., the Vietnam war, Civil Rights for African Americans, women, and gays were all part of the radical 1960’s. Hippies wanted peace and free love, women wanted equal pay, minorities wanted equal treatment. We had Janis Joplin, The Doors, Rolling Stones and Jimi Hendrix giving us unheard of music that still stirs something in our souls. Flower power and the smiley face were found on everything. Elvis and The Beatles had millions of women screaming and passing out. In the summer of 1969, more than 400,000 hopeful people trooped to upstate NY to be part of a harmonious 3-days known as Woodstock. Throw on your finest fringe vest and put a flower in your hair as you groove along this peaceful journey!






Check back with us in a few weeks to see the 50’s in our last trip down memory lane!


Budget Beauty Makeup Dupes!

 Budget Beauty Makeup Dupes!

Covet those high-end makeup and beauty products but want to keep on a tight budget? This blog is just for you! A dupe is basically a drug-store or budget friendly version or copycat of the more expensive designer brand. Try them out and let us know what you think or share your favorites with us!

NARS Bronzer in Laguna $36 OR Wet n’ Wild Bronzer in Princess $7


MAC lipstick in Vegas Volt $18 OR Revlon Super Lustrous in Coralberry $7


Benefit Browzings Kit $30 OR e.l.f. Eyebrow kit $3


Bobbi Brown Gel Eyeliner $23 OR Maybelline Gel Eyeliner $8


Clinique Chubby Stick Lip Color $16 OR Cover Girl Jumbo Gloss Balm $7


MAC Quick Sizzle Lipstick $18 OR Sephora Love Test $12


Philosophy hope in a jar $67 OR St Ives Timeless Skin Moisturizer $5


Benefit Porefessional $28 OR L’Oreal Miracle Blur $25 (double the size)


Top Ten List of Hair Myths and Truths

Top 10 Myths vs Truths About Hairtop 10 myths

We made a list of the ten most common hair questions that we hear from our clients on a daily basis here at Head Candy and we wanted to take some time to clear things up! Here is our top 10 list!




10. Hair must be washed every day.tonic

MYTH! While bathing or showering every day is certainly a great idea, we do not recommend washing your hair every day! Three times per week is plenty but every other day is just fine as well. Don’t forget that hair is a fiber much like wool or silk. Think about that comfy wool sweater you have that starts to look worse and worse with every washing. If you have long, thick, coarse, or curly hair you can go even longer in-between washings. These hair textures tend to dry out and become frizzy due to lack of moisture. If you have an oily scalp, make sure you are using the proper shampoo that is meant to correct any scalp or oily issues and try to retrain your scalp by washing every other day. We love Bumble & Bumble Tonic shampoo for any oily or itchy scalp problems!

9. Trimming your ends will make your hair grow faster.masque

MYTH! Typical hair grows about ½” per month and trimming your ends won’t make your hair grow any faster. We still suggest getting regular trims to keep your hair looking and feeling healthy, but the only real factors that affect hair growth are genetics, hormones, diet, and the overall health of your scalp and hair follicles. To keep your ends from getting split or broken, avoid using heat from irons and blow dryers. If you do use heat on your ends regularly we recommend using products that protect your hair from those elements and doing shampooa regular moisturizing treatment to keep in good condition. Bumble and Bumble Quenching line is amazing for keeping your hair moisturized and there are quite a few great styling products that do double duty of helping to style and protect your hair from heat. When trying to grow hair, we love the Revita shampoo and conditioner to keep your scalp and follicles at their optimum levels.

8. You can’t get your hair colored during pregnancy.

MYTH! Head Candy is always concerned with what our pregnant and nursing clients are exposed to in the salon but no studies have ever proven that hair color is dangerous for a developing fetus. We only use the highest quality hair color in our salon and all of the services we provide are completely free of formaldehyde. Please be sure to inform your stylist if you are pregnant and all of your concerns will be addressed. There are still plenty of options available, including our amazing Wella color glazes, which are perfectly safe for everyone and they are totally ammonia-free!

7. Wearing ponytails will cause premature baldness.home_display

TRUE! This may be surprising to most people but this is somewhat true! While an occasional ponytail won’t cause any harm, frequent super tight ponytails could lead to traction alopecia. Traction alopecia is a form of gradual hair loss caused by stress, tension, and regular pulling of the scalp and hair fibers. This type of alopecia can happen to anyone but is more common among women of color who wear their hair pulled tightly in braids, ponytails and extensions. Even parting your hair the same way for a long time can cause the part to widen which is another form of traction alopecia. The same goes for headbands, rollers, and excessive heat. Try using less tension in your ponytail and changing the way you part your hair every few weeks. And don’t forget to take your stylist’s advice on changing styles and shampoo and product recommendations!

6. Washing hair in cold water will make it shinier.shine

MYTH! Hair does not actually contain any living cells so it does not react to hot or cold water. The myth comes from the belief that cold water will make the cuticle, or outer layer, of the hair close so that it lays flat and helps to reflect light. Cold water will not close the cuticle layer of the hair- that requires a pH balancer to restore the hair to its most natural pH level. Many of the in-salon services can close down that cuticle layer, including toners, glazes, and several conditioning treatments. If you’re looking to add shine to your hair, we recommend getting a Wella glaze or glossing service which can even be done in a totally clear formula if you don’t want to change the color of your hair. We also love Bumble and Bumble “Let it Shine” shampoo and conditioner for at home use to get your hair extra shiny!

5. Hair loss and baldness comes from the Mother’s side.revita

MYTH! You can still blame your maternal grandfather for some of your hair loss but he can no longer take all of the blame! Research has shown approximately 200 different genes that regulate hair growth, coming from both sides of the family. There are also many other reasons why we lose our hair or go bald including diet, environment, sun damage, hormones, and several others. At the first sign of hair loss you need to start a regimen of using shampoo, conditioner and treatments specifically designed to help keep the hair that you have and prevent further loss. We carry the Revita line of products that are 100% guaranteed by the manufacturer. And talk to your stylist about the best ways to care for your hair and scalp.

4. Exposing your hair to sunlight is the best way to get natural highlights or lighten your hair.B1CK_152x358

MYTH! This is a total myth! UV rays are just as damaging to hair as they are to our skin! Those powerful UV rays can cause hair to lighten, but can also cause your hair to fade and can burn your scalp! Hair is not a shield or protective barrier between the damaging sun and your sensitive scalp. With so many safe and affordable ways to lighten up or add eye-catching highlights to your hair, don’t risk the permanent damage that can be caused by the sun! Instead, opt for a subtle accent highlight that starts at just $20 and take home the amazing Bumble and Bumble Color Minded products with UV protection!

3. Your eyebrows should be the same color as your hair.

MYTH! The most natural look is for eyebrows to be 1-2 levels darker than the hair on your head. While you certainly can color your eyebrows to closely match your hair color, keep in mind that our eyebrows shed about twice as fast as the time needed for a root touch up. Most touch-ups are done every 4-5 weeks but eyebrows will need touched up in about 2 weeks. Even platinum blondes shouldn’t lighten their brows too much or you’d end up looking like you don’t have any brows at all! Keep your brows a bit darker and instead opt for filling in brows with a lighter colored pencil or powder.

2. If you’re planning to wear an updo for a special event, your hair should be slightly dirty.weddings

MYTH! This statement may cause many debates, even among different stylists and so-called magazine experts but at Head Candy we say it is a myth that dirty hair works best for formal styling! The main problem with this statement is that nearly every person has a different definition of the word “dirty”. Even though freshly washed and conditioned hair tends to be too soft for the texture and grip needed for doing a formal style or updo, we would rather just add that grip ourselves with products. We have no idea what products you are using at home and unfortunately most non-professional products are not meant to be layered. They can cause flakes or white spots when brushed out or touched with a hot iron. Once that happens there is no way of fixing it except to wash the hair, which then adds on a blowdry service at a cost of $30 & up, and adds an extra 30-45 minutes to the service time. We have the most amazing Bumble and Bumble products which stand the test of time all while layering, applying heat, and brushing backstage at NY Fashion Week and through countless shows and photo shoots. Most non-professional products can’t do the things that our products can do, which is why we use them. We are professionals that know how to make hair do what we need it to do. So we recommend coming to your updo appointment with clean dry hair. Use very little conditioner so your hair isn’t too soft, but leave the other products to us!

1. I Wouldn’t Look Good with Short Hair.

MYTH! There are so many different styles nowadays that anyone would look great with shorter hair! We just love when celebrities help to inspire our clients by cutting off their hair and sporting those modern, hip, and super sexy pixie cuts! When you have a great stylist you can easily trust them with helping you choose a short crop that would suit you perfectly. Be sure to start saving pictures of all the short styles you crave so we can get an idea of exactly what you’re looking for. Take the time to ask lots of questions and pay attention to the styling and products used to go with your new do. Whether you decide to go gradually shorter or just take the plunge and get a dramatic new makeover, we know you’ll love the freedom and ease of a great new short haircut!

2014 Wedding Packages

Make your most important day even sweeter with Head Candy!wed

Salon Head Candy is excited for our 2014 Weddings! We are preparing the entire staff for a great year of weddings and we love staying on top of the latest trends, while perfecting our techniques of the classics!

We have a highly skilled full staff of makeup artists and hair stylists that are reliable, professional, and extremely talented. We are knowledgeable and experienced with being camera-ready, using makeup and hair products that look great on film, even in HD! We have experience in bridal, artistic, and commercial photo shoots, hair shows, and even New York Fashion Week. We can accommodate any size wedding party and event!

We also have 4 stylists that are completely certified in Hotheads extensions, along with 2 stylists that are experienced with clip and sew-in extensions, which can all add a world of possibilities for your special day!

Although we do have quite a few weddings already scheduled, we still have plenty of room weddingsavailable and are now taking appointments for the 2014/15 wedding seasons! Our Saturdays book up very quickly so reserve your day as soon as possible!

We are also very excited to have Jillian Kathryn Photography as one of our preferred wedding photographers! Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions on our wedding services, or to book your contract meeting. We know how much work goes into planning a wedding and we work just as hard to make your wedding day beauty the least of your worries!


In-Salon Bridal Services

Ala-Carte Services
Although packages are really the most cost-effective way to go, we do offer ala-carte services for the bride, wedding party members, moms, and wedding attendees. Ala-carte services are only available in-salon.

Makeup Just Eyes $20
Full Makeup $30
Lashes $10
OPI GelMani $30
Blowout $35 & up
Flower Girl $35
Updo $55 & up
Bridal Updo $75 & up


Candy Hearts Packages necco-hearts
The Candy Hearts Packages are small bundles of love (much like the real candy hearts) available for those that like ala-carte options, or for those with smaller wedding parties. These packages are only available in-salon.

For the Bride: $225 ($250 value)
OPI GelMani (French incl)
Hair & Makeup Trial
Hair & Makeup on Wedding Day (lashes incl)

For the Groom: $40 ($58 value)
Hair cut
Neck Shave
Eyebrow grooming
Men’s manicure

For the Bridesmaids: $100 each ($125 value)
OPI GelMani (French incl)
Formal Updo & Makeup on Wedding Day (lashes incl)

For the Moms: $90 each ($105 value)
OPI GelMani (French incl)
Blowout & Makeup on Wedding Day (lashes incl)


Chocolate Kisses Package $400 ($455 Value)Hershey_Kisses
The Chocolate Kisses Package is the perfect sized package just for the Bride, Maid of Honor, Mom and Flower Girl! This package is only available in-salon.

For the Bride:
OPI GelMani (French incl)
Hair & Makeup Trial
Hair & Makeup on Wedding Day (lashes incl)

For the Maid of Honor:
Formal Updo & Makeup on Wedding Day (lashes incl)

For the Mom:
Blowout & Makeup on Wedding Day (lashes incl)

For the Flower Girl:
Blowout with curls or formal updo on Wedding Day


In-Salon or On-Location Bridal Services
The packages listed below are available for both in-salon and on-location weddings services. On-location wedding services may require a travel fee or added fees for holiday bookings. Please set up a time to come in for a meeting to learn more about on-location packages.

Bon-Bon Package $550 ($645 Value)Cake BonBons (2)
The Bon-Bon Package is the perfect package for a small wedding party including the Bride, 3 Bridesmaids, Mom and Flower Girl!

For the Bride:
OPI GelMani (French incl)
Hair & Makeup Trial
Hair & Makeup on Wedding Day (lashes incl)

For 3 Bridesmaids:
Formal Updo & Makeup on Wedding Day (lashes incl)

For Mom:
Blowout & Makeup on Wedding Day (lashes incl)

For the Flower Girl:
Blowout with curls or formal updo on Wedding Day


Jordan Almonds Package $675 ($780 Value)jordan-almonds
The Jordan Almonds Package is a great way to include the entire wedding party, including the Mother of the Groom, and without a flower girl.

For the Bride:
OPI GelMani (French incl)
Hair & Makeup Trial
Hair & Makeup on Wedding Day (lashes incl)

For 4 Bridesmaids:
Formal Updo & Makeup on Wedding Day (lashes incl)

For Mom:
Blowout & Makeup on Wedding Day (lashes incl)

For Mother of the Groom:
Blowout & Makeup on Wedding Day (lashes incl)


Gourmet Truffle Package $875 ($1000 Value)truffles
This package is the most luxurious all-inclusive package, just like those gourmet Truffles! It is the perfect package for large wedding parties. It includes 6 bridesmaids, a flower girl, Mom and Mother of the Groom. This continues to be our most popular package!

For the Bride:
OPI GelMani (French incl)
Hair & Makeup Trial
Hair & Makeup on Wedding Day (lashes incl)

For 6 Bridesmaids:
Formal Updo & Makeup on Wedding Day (lashes incl)

For Mom:
Blowout & Makeup on Wedding Day (lashes incl)

For Mother of the Groom:
Blowout & Makeup on Wedding Day (lashes incl)

For the Flower Girl: 
Blowout with curls or formal updo on Wedding Day



Will I get a full hair consultation?headpiece

All of our packages include a full bridal trial, including hair and makeup. This will help us to get a good feel for your hair and if the look you desire will work for your hair type. It also gives us a chance to discover if any extensions will be needed, and if your chosen hair pieces, accessories, and veil will work, leaving you plenty of time to order or exchange anything that isn’t working. 

What if I’m not sure of how to wear my hair for my wedding?

Your meeting and your trial are opportunities to ask for advice and suggestions. We have an updated portfolio here on our website, along with a printed portfolio in the salon. We also have a great guide in the salon that gives suggestions on how to wear your hair depending on your dress style and neckline. You can also take some time to gather inspiring photos online and you can email them to us. Once you sign your contract with us, we make a folder just for you and your wedding, saving your contract and all important information that we need to be prepared for your big day. Any images you email to us are printed and put in your file.

How long before my wedding day should I book my trial?IMG_4729-L

We recommend approximately 2 months before your wedding day. This gives you plenty of time after your trial to order any necessary accessories, book your other appointments including touch-ups, highlights, waxing, etc.

How long before my wedding day should I have other services done?

For color, highlights and trims, we recommend 1-2 weeks. This will ensure that your color is fresh for the big day, while leaving any time needed for emergencies or color changes. For waxing services we recommend 5-7 days, which lets your skin be fresh and smooth for the day of, while ensuring that any redness or swelling has time to go away. For GelMani’s, you can have this service done the day of, or within 5-7 days.

Why are ala-carte options not available for on-location weddings?

Doing on-location weddings requires a lot of time and planning to make sure we are fully prepared with everything needed for all of the services. Some services are just not available out of the salon due to the amount of products and equipment needed, like the GelMani. We are also taking time out of a normal work day to leave the salon and our regular clients in order to travel to your location. The amount of services booked needs to compare with what can be made by working in the salon for a day. There are just too many variables with ala-carte services, and it is much easier to be organized and prepared when we know exactly what we are doing the day of your wedding!

Do I have to wear my hair up on my wedding day?

No, you can wear your hair in any style that suits you and your wedding. Most brides and bridesmaids prefer to wear their hair up so they look more formal, and they don’t have to worry about “messing” with their hair for the entire day and night. Keep in mind what the weather is going to be like on your wedding day, and how well your hair will cooperate with the weather. If you’re having an outdoor ceremony, wearing your hair down runs the risk of having it blow around during your vows if it’s windy. You also risk things like humidity wearing down your curls, causing frizz, or falling flat. These are all important things to consider when choosing your hairstyle. We will give recommendations based on your wedding date, hair type, and typical weather patterns during the different seasons.


How should I have my skin and hair prepared for my big day?

Arrive to the salon or to your location with clean, dry skin, wearing only your usual moisturizer. Please make sure you have removed all remnants of makeup from the day before and don’t wear any foundation, mascara, or concealers. Please also arrive with clean, dry hair. If your hair needs to be blown out straight for your updo, please either arrive with it blown out or include a blowout when booking your appointment. Blowouts are not included with updos, so be prepared to do this yourself, or to pay extra for a blowout the day of. DO NOT arrive with dirty hair and DO NOT put any products in your hair. It is a huge myth that dirty hair works best for updos! We don’t know what products you are using at home and most non-professional products are just not made for layering or for excessive brushing and styling. Having products left in the hair runs the risk of causing flakes the next day which look terrible when trying to achieve a beautiful updo. Please arrive with clean, dry hair! And don’t forget a button or zip up top!



Eyebrow Matters

Your eyebrows are one of the most important focal features of your face so we’re devoting a blog entirely to this topic! We’re including some eyebrow do’s and don’ts, some examples of eyebrows gone bad, some eyebrow before and after makeovers, and some expert tips for getting and maintaining your perfect eyebrows! We’ve even included some advice for men’s eyebrows too! And just to show you how serious we are about helping you with your eyebrow matters, we will be offering a free eyebrow shaping, waxing, or threading for the entire month of February with Chrissi or Payal!

We’ve all seen our fair share of bad eyebrows; too thick, too thin, too dark, too high, too joey2low, barely there, and the list goes on. Unfortunately, many of us have experienced bad eyebrows ourselves. That time when you ran into that cheap place around the corner and walked out with a big gap or even worse, a burn! Oh and let’s not forget that hilarious episode of Friends when Joey decided to try out some waxing and ended up looking, well, you remember!



Poor Joey, taking the advice of his agent, is the perfect example of eyebrows gone terribly wrong!
First, let’s talk about bad eyebrows. Back in the 1920’s and 30’s, the super-thin, overly high arches were the style, but modern times call for a more natural brow. Your face shape is going to help determine the shape of your eyebrows but you don’t want to stray too far away from your natural thickness and natural arch. Its all about emphasizing your natural beauty and features. Square face shapes can round the brow arch slightly to soften features, and a round face can go slightly higher with the arch to add length. Small changes to natural shapes are perfectly fine, but should be left to the professionals.

Here’s a list of 3 Eyebrow Don’ts:

1. Don’t Over Pluck!bad2
Step away from the tweezers! Overplucking is one of the biggest mistakes you can make with your brows. As you age your brows tend to thin out, making it even more difficult to grow back those gaps in your brow shape. Leave the original shaping to the pro and just clean up around the outside as needed in-between visits. (As you can see with the image to the right, overplucking can result in gaps or holes in the brow line, or can leave them too thin.)

2. Don’t spread your brows too far apart.bad1
Having too much space in-between your brows can make your nose look wider and your eyes look smaller. Don’t tweeze any wider than the bridge of your nose. Just clean up the very center as needed. (This image shows what can happen when you tweeze the center past the natural bridge of the nose. The eyebrows are too far apart, making the face look more round and the eyes look small and further apart. They’re also way too high, giving a very unflattering shape.)

3. Don’t tweeze into your natural brow shape!bad3
Stick with removing the hair that is further away from the brow. It gets too easy to make mistakes when you start removing hair from the actual brow- just tweezing out one hair too many can ruin your shape. (Tweezing too much into the natural brow shape has turned both of these brows too thin. The image on the top shows how overplucking has left her with hardly any brows left, and a bad attempt at filling them in. The image on the bottom shows that overplucking has left her with almost no eyebrows, and filling in just a thin line gives a very unnatural appearance.)


Here’s a List of 3 Eyebrow Do’s:

1. Do grow them out and come see our eyebrow gurus!
If you’re unhappy with your current brow shape, just stick to cleaning up the very outside while letting them grow in for a few weeks. Head Candy has 2 amazing eyebrow gurus that can give you an eyebrow makeover! Giving them a little more to work with gives you more opportunity to have your best eyebrows!

2. Do invest in a great brow kit if you have gaps or your brows are too thintoofaced
The first step in getting great brows is learning how to find an amazing shape that goes with your natural brows. When you come in to see our eyebrow guru Chrissi, filling-in is the first step she takes in shaping your brows. She then cleans up around the newly shaped arch. This can help you maintain your new perfect brows at home and will help keep you from overdoing it. We use and highly recommend the brow kit “Brow Envy” from Too Faced which comes with everything you need and you can pick it up at Sephora! Chrissi will even give you a lesson on filling them in at home!

3. Do Learn the Perfectly Shaped Browhow-to1
The front of the brow should line up with the upper bridge of your nose. The arch should be approximately three-quarters of the way back from the bridge of your nose. Then the tail of the brow should taper off, getting thinner, following the shape of the eye. Both brows should be pretty symmetrical and look like mirror images of each other. No two brows look perfectly alike, but they should match each other in both size and shape as close as possible. (The picture shows how to find a great shape for your natural eyebrows. We highly recommend leaving the shaping to a pro, and just maintaining the look at home, filling them in by following the picture!)

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Men sometimes need their brows groomed too but you need to be especially careful not to remove too much hair, like the picture of Joey shown above! Men can get away with just a simple clean up, usually involving a small amount of trimming, and maybe just tweezing or threading a few strays away. If you comb your eyebrow hairs up and they go above your brow line, you can definitely use a little trim. If you have a unibrow or have brows as thick as Groucho Marx, then perhaps you should stop in and get those little beasts cleaned up! We don’t recommend men getting their eyebrows waxed, so threading or tweezing would be your best bet! Please don’t try this at home, especially if you have zero experience in this area. Just ask for a quick clean up at your next haircut appointment!

Guys need to pay attention to their brows too. We recommend tweezing or threading for men’s brows, along with a little trimming if needed. Just don’t over-do it. Leave this to the pros!


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If you’re in need of an eyebrow makeover, stop in to see our 2 amazing eyebrow gurus! There are several options available to get you the perfect brow including filling and shaping with traditional waxing or tweezing by Chrissi, who is completely obsessed with brows and does an amazing job, paying close attention to detail! (The image to the right shows how growing in your brows for a few weeks can give us more to work with to create a much more flattering and natural looking brow shape.)

Or, if you have very sensitive skin, have had a bad experience with waxing, or use skin makeover3peels, Retin-A, Accutane, or products that treat acne, come see Payal, our Eyebrow Threading Expert with over 12 years of threading experience! (The image to the right shows how anyone can get an amazing brow shape that still looks natural, by just cleaning up a few strays and following the perfect brow guide! These brows are done with threading!)

The image to the right shows an amazing eyebrow makeover, by first filling in a more makeover2natural brow shape and just cleaning up around them. These brows will need several months to grow back in before matching the new beautiful shape, and a great brow kit helps them look this perfect! Of course some gorgeous makeup and lashes add to the beauty even more but the eyebrows make the biggest impact!

Whatever your brow needs are, Head Candy can help accentuate your natural beauty, face shape, and make sure you find your perfect eyebrows! Come see our Eyebrow Gurus! Chrissi is available on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, and our Threading Expert Payal is available on Thursday, Friday and Saturday! And for the entire month of February, try out your first eyebrow visit with Chrissi and Payal totally free!!

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The Hottest Nail Trends!

The Must-Have Manicure is now available at Head Candy!opi4

Head Candy is featuring the OPI Gel manicure- the chip-free, ultra-shiny, instantly-dry must-have manicure!

OPI recently introduced its breakthrough GelColor, full-gel lacquers that are applied just like regular nail polish but which dry in only a few minutes under an LED light. The result: they last a minimum of two weeks without chipping. OPI GelColor is a professional only service that is unmatched by those other cheap brands!

All of your favorite and classic OPI colors are available as a long-lasting GelColor! “Lincoln opi1Park After Dark”, “I’m Not Really A Waitress”, and “Malaga Wine”!

Our amazing and super sweet stylist Kristin Pellegrino is completely certified by OPI to perform and train our other stylists in the proper way to perform the GelColor service! She also offers amazing nail art designs and even the classic and well-loved French manicure- all in the awesome OPI GelColor!

The stylists here at Head Candy know the typical woes of manicures way too well! Our hands are constantly in water, shampoo, conditioner, hair products, and we wash them quite often- causing most manicures to last only a few days! But we are all so in love with the OPI GelColor and are ecstatic to now offer the service in our salon! (You might often see your stylists taking breaks to try out a new color in-between clients!)


Here are some F.A.Q’s about the OPI GelColor:

Is GelColor a hybrid system?

No. GelColor is a 100% gel color which means it wears and protects like a gel, and stays shinier longer than any other gel available. GelColor Base Coat does contain both gel polymer and solvent-type polymers for faster removal.

How long will a GelColor service last?

Two-plus weeks, depending on the condition of your nails and how you use your hands (e.g., exposure to chemicals, texting, typing, housework, picking, etc.).

What could cause the product to lift or peel?

• Improper nail prep
• Hands frequently in water
• Product applied on weak, thin nails
• Natural nails too long, or very soft and flexible

Is the LED light safe?

Gel manicures and pedicures have been available, and safely used, in salons for more than three decades. Today’s new-generation gel systems are easier and faster to use and safer than ever. Significantly, these types of products have been found safe by the Expert Panel on Cosmetic Ingredient Review. Moreover, the exposure every second or third week from today’s newest and fastest gel lights is only three or four brief intervals of 30 seconds each. One gets more exposure spending a couple of additional minutes a day outdoors.

OPI GelColor is a glorious break from reapplying polish every two days and is only $30! And wanna know the best part? We’ve also added it to our Candy Rewards program and you can get an OPI GelColor service free with only 800 points!


Don’t forget to book your OPI GelColor with your next appointment! Get it done while your color processes to save time!

And check out our gallery of the hottest trends in nail designs!

Service Descriptions

If you’ve never had any color services, or if you’re curious about trying something new, this is a great guide to explain many of the available options, and even give some examples of what they can look like! Here at Head Candy we truly enjoy educating our clients and even offering up a whole new world of ideas & possibilities! We’re also including some frequently asked questions!

Haircuts at Head Candy always include a shampoo, conditioner, scalp massage, cut & blowdry.

FAQ: “Why does a men’s cut cost less than a woman’s cut?”
To put it simply- time. Most men’s cuts will only take about 15-20 minutes and most women’s cuts will take 30-60 minutes. Men’s cuts take very little time to style, where a woman’s hair usually requires a time-consuming and labor-intensive blowout.

We also offer a cutting service that we call a “dusting”, that is around $20-25. A dusting service is for a very slight trim of only the very bottom of the hair, in addition to a chemical service. This can be done wet or dry, and only takes 10-15 minutes. Its our little way of giving our clients a break on the haircut cost when you’re already getting a few other services done.

Blowout– includes a shampoo, conditioning, scalp massage, and blowdry styling. An iron
charge is added for flat ironing or curling when necessary.

Semi Formal– this is a quick/uncomplicated updo.

Formal– a more detailed style or updo for a special occasion like a wedding, prom, or gala. Usually requires more curling and prep work.

These images show examples of a blowout, a semi-formal style, and a formal style from left to right.

Sweet Treats:
Our deep conditioning treatments are professional only in-salon treatments used to repair damage, replenish moisture, seal the cuticle after a chemical treatment, and replace lost nutrients and proteins. After shampooing, a professional strength customized treatment is applied to the hair and is then placed under a dryer where the heat helps to drive the treatment into the inner layers of the hair. It is then rinsed, and a leave-in complex is applied before styling. We also have an amazing Bumble Color Minded treatment, that preserves hair color for up to 8 weeks! Highly recommended for vibrant colors that usually fade so quickly!

Touch-up– A touch up is when color is applied just to the root area every 4-8 weeks. This is for regular clients that consistently maintain their color and do not need the full length of hair colored. Touch-ups may at times require a glaze or refresher for the rest of the hair.

Full Color– this is for a root-to-end color application that requires more time and product. Most first time color changes require a full color application, followed by regular touch-ups.

Glaze– A glaze is a demi-permanent color that lasts 6-8 weeks and gradually washes out of the hair. We use amazing Wella Color Touch glazes that add incredible shine to the hair and offer tons of great options! They are very low maintenance, do not require a touch up, and can even blend beginning gray!

Toners– these are very similar to glazes but are not processed as long and are applied to pre-lightened or highlighted hair.

Previously colored hair with a desire to go lighter requires that the hair is first prelightened. This would be considered a color correction service and a consultation is highly recommended.

From left to right- a full color application was needed for this first client to cover her gray and match from roots to ends. The middle picture shows how amazing a glaze can be! The picture on the right is a toner applied over the highlights to get a soft champagne blonde.

Accent– just a few highlights (usually 10 foils or less). Accent highlights are an amazing way to change or update your color in a really affordable way. You can add a few highlights just around the face to accentuate a new cut, or add a panel of a bright fun color! An accent highlight and touch up or glaze is our most popular combination!

Partial– a very popular service for adding a half-head of highlights.

Full Highlight– this is where the entire head is highlighted. Used for going all-over lighter or adding interest and dimension when needing a full color change.

Balayage– this is a very advanced technique and is extremely popular with most celebrities for the amazing sun-kissed look. Balayage is a technique of sweeping or painting color onto the hair without the use of foils and requires a lot of advanced education. It is a French term, meaning “to sweep” and several of our stylists are masters at this technique!

Ombre– one of the hottest color trends of the last few years and it looks like its here to stay! Ombre is also a very advanced technique of gradually blending from one color to another from the roots to the ends. We have a ton of experience achieving this very popular color look!

All of these highlighting techniques can be used to achieve the most subtle to the very boldest of colors and looks. An accent can add a bright pop of fuschia, or just a few soft, sunkissed highlights around the face. Every client gets a completely customized technique and application specifically for the looks they want to achieve. Consultations are always free and are given to every client to ensure we are providing exactly what your hair needs!

FAQ: What are lowlights and how are they different from highlights?
Lowlights is just a term used to describe adding a darker color to the hair in a dimensional pattern the same way as a highlight is added in a lighter color. Many times a combination of highlights and lowlights are added to give more dimension to hair, or lowlights are added to hair that has become overall too light or washed out.

All 3 of these images show different examples of how accent and partial highlights can give different looks with just a few highlights! Left to right: the first pic is an accent highlight panel toned in a bright green. The second is of a soft accent highlight with a glaze to blend in gray with a very subtle look. The third is a partial highlight to give great dimension to a warm chocolate brown!

Here are examples of 3 completely different looks, all achieved with a partial or full highlight. The first is a full highlight used to lighten the clients overall look, and then toned with a softer, more subtle caramel color. The second pic is a highlight added before an all-over bright red is applied to give a super hot vibrant look. The third is a full highlight and lowlight with a glaze to correct the clients bad haircolor.

Here are examples of the amazing possibilities that can be achieved with some of our more modern and advanced techniques! The first is a partial highlight toned with several different blue and violet tones. The second is a 2-part highlight technique where the hair is first pre-lightened in highlights, and then highlighted again with different tones of reds, coppers, and violet. The third is an amazing ombre transformation done on beautiful long hair.

Wave or Curl– Gone are the days of the old-fashioned “perms” and here to stay are the many more modern techniques used to add volume, wave and curl to hair!

Keratin Express & Keratin Treatments– Used to smooth curl, tame frizz, and control wave, keratin treatments offer amazing results for clients with troublesome hair. Find out more on our page devoted to these incredible Keratin Smoothing Services!

Price Variations Explained:
When you see a “starting at” or variation of prices listed with each service, that is because the prices vary according to level of the stylist. At Head Candy, we have 4 different levels of stylists, along with 3 different levels of trainees. Here is a quick breakdown of our different levels:

Assistant– we have a strong assistant trainee program and train our assistants on every area of the salon business including shampooing, cleanliness, color, cutting, running the front desk, consultations, styling, and everything else that they will need to become successful in this field. All trainees start out as an assistant and learn to master their craft before moving up the ladder. This can take anywhere from 1-2 years. We often have our assistants apply color and glazes for us with our supervision so they can get real hands-on experience while we watch to make sure that they’re techniques are up to our desired level. We are a teaching and mentoring salon and most of our clients thoroughly enjoy being part of the coaching process!

Trainee– once the assistants start mastering the craft of hairdressing and show the amazing drive, motivation, and determination needed in this field, they can then move up to a trainee position and start taking clients on specified days and hours. Their prices are much less than a stylist since they are still in the learning phase of their career. We often have workshops and use volunteers, charging a small fee for products. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for upcoming workshops and classes if you’d like to volunteer!

Junior Stylist– this is the final level of our Assistant training program. Trainees get 1-2 days to be behind the chair as a stylist, while still working as an assistant a few days per week. They get to start taking on actual clients under the supervision of our trainers to coach them into being amazing successful stylists. They stay in this level while building up their books. The faster they build, the faster they get to be a stylist and not an assistant!

Top Stylist– these are stylists with at least 2-3 years of styling experience and are in the beginning stages of building a following. Often times stylists that leave the area or the industry for any amount of time and return to a stylist position will need to start back at this level to rebuild their following. The starting prices that you see listed are the prices for Top Stylists. Haircuts are $35, touch-ups are $40, etc. Once they build up their following and reach a number of predetermined goals for a set time period, they can then move up to the next level.

Senior Stylist– Seniors have at least 3-5 years of styling experience and are still in the intermediary stages of building a following. They have either started as a Top stylist and worked their way up, or they have come to our salon with a small client following. Most prices for Senior stylists are $5-10 above the starting prices listed. Haircuts with a Senior are $40, touch-ups are $45, etc.

Master Stylist– these stylists have at least 5-10 years of experience and are in the more advanced stage of building a following. Most have come to our salon with a large client following with prices similar to ours at this level. They are the more in-demand stylists and their prices are $10-15 higher than our starting prices. Haircuts with a Master are $45, touch-ups are $50, etc.

Master+ and Director Stylists- these stylists have 10+ years of experience and have a large client following. Most have come to our salon with a large following and their prices are at the top levels of our menu. Master+ and Director stylists haircuts are $55, touch-ups are $50, etc. These stylists are in high-demand and have tons of experience in the field.

All of the stylists here at Head Candy are selected by the owner based on their talent, skill level, experience, professionalism, creativity, and passion for our industry. You don’t ever have to question or worry about the level of skill of our stylists. Unfortunately in this industry, there are tons of salons out there that hire beginning stylists that just don’t have the experience. Head Candy is NOT one of those salons! Every stylist at every level in our salon is truly talented, and was hand-selected by the owner to be the best in the area. If you’re on a tight budget and still want exceptional work at really affordable prices, we suggest asking for a Top or Senior stylist. You can’t go wrong here!

We hope this guide helped you to get a better understanding of the services available, as well as the prices on our menu. As always if you have any questions or suggestions, please don’t hesitate to contact us!

Holiday Gift Guide

The holidays are quickly approaching and we all know how fast time flies when you have gifts to buy! We’ve done a lot of the work for you, in fact, we have made it so easy that you can just order these items online or stop in to Head Candy. We’re including things for her, for him, for your boss, and for those that already have everything. You can thank us later for saving you the trip to the way overcrowded mall & big box store parking lots!

Here’s what fascinates us!


For the girl that loves jewelry:
Vintage-inspired or ultra-modern jewelry from Our faves include the Neon Deco Spike Drop earrings ($28) and the Pave Links necklace ($38)! If your girl likes shine then she’ll also love the Bumble “Let it Shine” line! Shampoo, conditioner and shine spray!


For the Cat Lover:
Head on over to and pick up the Plum & Bow Cat Shelf ($39) or the adorable Coal the Kitty Beanie ($42)! They’re just purrrfect!


For the Man That Has Everything:
Your man is one with classic, refined taste. He probably enjoys a bit of luxury but likes to keep things simple. We recommend clicking over to and indulging him in the Movado Large Bold watch at $350, or the Bose Soundlink Bluetooth Mobile Speaker at $299. If his taste in Scotch is also refined, try finding a bottle of Dalmore King Alexander III single-malt Scotch whiskey for around $200. The bottle alone shows your good taste! You can also get him a gift certificate for a great haircut, along with Tonic Shampoo and Grooming Creme. The perfectly simple combo for great men’s style!


For the Techie in Your Life:
We all know one of those super techie types, or the guy in our life that wants to be (or is) a DJ. Go pick up a classic vinyl at a yard sale or thrift shop and add it to the gift bag with one of these cool finds! carries the Beats by Dre Solo headphones that are sure to please at under $200. They also have an amazing Thule Macbook Pro attache case for $79. has these super fun Headphone Bookends for $39. Don’t forget a bottle of that funky, swigging Plantation Village 2000 Jamaican Rum ($40). And we highly recommend Seaweed Shampoo and Sumotech for that perfectly undone hair!



For the Drinker of…
For the caffeine addicted coffee drinker, make sure they have a really nice French press. If they already have one they’ll love a new one, if they don’t have one they will thank you! And we mean thank you A LOT! It is a perfect gift and is a totally affordable wow factor! We love the Bodum French Press Coffee Maker from priced at under $30! For the lover of all things beer, this 8-piece Beer Tasting Glass set from at just $40 is a great gift to help him drink all his favorite beers in their best-suited glass. It’ll help kick his beer loving taste up to a higher level! And finally, for the wine lover that also loves to entertain, these adorable Wine Appetizer Trays, also from Red Envelope, are just the cutest and most helpful gift for a perfectly priced $40!


For Anyone:
No fear, we’ve got a few gifts that can help with that too! Here’s a few really fun & awesome gifts that are sure to please any of your quirky friends & family! Any girl at any age would love to have a personalized Gem Monogrammed Wristlet from, and the best part is that it’s only $28! Affordable enough to get for a few of your fave girls! For those in your life that never forget a card or postcard, this absolutely adorable set of Mercy Cards from is the cutest $12 you’ll ever spend and they’re sure to send you one since they never forget a “Thank You” card! Whether this person on your list is an entertainer, a busy mom, an artist, or just an eclectic decorator, they’ll definitely love the Chalkboard Table Runner from for $42!



For the Unique Ones:
If they already have everything or if they say they want “nothing really”, here’s a few truly unique and quirky gifts that will make them think of you every time they see it, and they’ll be sure to giggle a bit too! Head on over to and get The Art of Fixing Things. An awesome and clever gift at around only $12. Makes a great gift for Dad, your brother, boyfriend, or the handy woman that swears she doesn’t need help. Even your not-so-handy husband will appreciate the gesture! We’re also crazy about the Tetris Light Up LED Lamp from! You can stack it any way you want & it lights up as soon as you start connecting the pieces together! Seriously the most fun $40 you’ll spend all season! Last, but not least, is the Hoodie Pillow! Its like a snuggie for your head! Its only $20 from and is great for the frequent traveler, frequent napper, or anyone that already has everything! Their next plane ride will be so much more tolerable!




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Don’t worry- we’ve got ya covered! We have convenient holiday hours to help with those last-minute purchases when you REALLY don’t want to fight the parking lots! Check out our home page for updates on salon hours! We have gift certificates available in any increment! Everyone loves gift certs & they’re perfect for literally anyone on your list! We also have a huge selection of stocking stuffers including travel sizes of Bumble & Bumble products, Spray Chalks in 4 awesome colors, and Wet Brushes, all starting at just $7! We can even help you pick out the best hair products specifically for them, and we’ll even bag it up in a beautiful Bumble bag with holiday tissue paper! Don’t forget- we carry Ibiza brushes- voted the world’s finest brushes by countless beauty magazines and voted as the top brush on Amazon! Trust us, you’ll make someone special a very happy person to get these gifts!

The Best Hair Brushes

Clients constantly ask us how to duplicate the amazing blowouts they get in our salon oprah01so here are our expert recommendations for the best tools to maintain those looks at home!

The Best Brushes
Not every brush is created equal. Picking the right brush for your specific needs and making sure you get a good quality brush are both important for styling your hair and for keeping it in good shape. Don’t skimp here- using a poorly made or broken brush on your hair can not only damage your fragile locks, but can also pull it from your scalp.


The Wet Brush
For detangling wet hair we love The Wet Brush!  The Wet Brush is super soft and has wetIntelliFlex bristles. They detangle hair with ease, without tugging or pulling and reduce split ends and hair loss. Rated 5 stars on Amazon!

Salon Head Candy always carries The Wet Brush in a bunch of fun colors!

The Wet Brush $12.00


The Best Round Brushes in the World are… Ibiza!InStyle-May-2013
There is just no comparison! Ibiza round boars hair brushes have been voted as the best brushes by countless beauty experts, stylists all over the world, and users on Amazon, who have given them 5 star ratings for years. The Ibiza round brush was just voted a 2013 Best Beauty Buy” from InStyle Magazine, among many others!

The EX Series is the most innovative design in ergonomics in a round brush EVER and comes in 4 sizes. They are super lightweight and easy to maneuver with extra dense reinforced boar for high performance styling.

More Boar Bristles = more shine, volume, and possibilities.

Salon Head Candy is proud to carry these amazing brushes in all 4 sizes, ordered directly from the manufacturer in Spain!

EX2 Small 35mm $44.00
EX3 Medium 55mm $44.00
EX4 Large 65mm $46.00
EX5 Extra Large 80mm $48.00prod_mo05_image

And don’t forget the Mahogany Oval Boars Hair Flat Brush, perfect for long hair, coarse hair, and extensions! $42


Ceramic Brushes
Ibiza also makes the most amazing ceramic brushes on the market! They spent 2 years testing every ceramic brush around and the Yolles Ceramic brushes out-performed every one!

The Yolles brushes have Ionic Nylon Bristles that distribute negative ions for faster drying time leaving hair softer, shinier, and more humidity-resistant. The ergonomic non-slip rubber handle keeps the brushes super lightweight, causing less stress on your wrist, reducing hand fatigue. They are a seamless one-piece design with no gluing and no gaps where most brushes usually get hair caught & snag. They are recyclable with a Ceramic Carbon Fiber Barrel that eliminates frizz & is anti-static.

Available in 3 sizes: Small 33mm, Medium 43mm, Large 53mm $35.00

Stop in the salon any time to learn more about all of our favorite tools, or book an appointment for a blowout and let us give you a lesson in styling your hair at home! Also keep an eye out for our next blowdry bootcamp styling class and video!