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A DAY WITH GARY BAKER + A CUTTING CLASS

A little over a week ago we had the honor of having the amazing Gary Baker of San Diego back in our salon teaching a cutting class. We have loved having him in the past come & share his knowledge of UNITE products all while teaching us cutting & styling techniques. He is an expert in his field, full of tips & wisdom, & we were thrilled to be learning from him yet again! On this day, he was demonstrating how to create a trendy textured bob from beginning to end & we were on the edge of our seats the entire time as we watched him transform our model from a beautiful medium length haired momma, to a fun & flirty styled bombshell of a babe.

What’s a trendy textured bob? It’s a hairstyle with lots of layering & face framing, with versions of unique shag, also known as bangs. This style isn’t completely effortless, though Gary made it seem that way, but it can be done in half the time. The lob is making its way out, as this new style is here to stay. Now who’s ready to make the leap to a shorter look?

 

Gary started out by washing our model’s hair using UNITE products. He then walked us through the steps to achieve this newest trendy hairstyle. He divided her hair horizontally, & vertically sectioned it off to make sure that every inch of hair was going to be taken care of & textured properly. Starting at the base of the neck & working his way up to the crown of the head, Gary used a razor to cut the model’s hair while at the same time adding texture to every layer. Along the way he explained what he was doing, allowed us to ask any questions we had, & also offered us advice on how to care for our clients even more so during the times that they sit in our chairs.

Once every section & layer of hair was cut & texturized, Gary started to style it with UNITE products. Using only his fingers he worked in the UNITE 7 Seconds leave in, UNITE Boosta Blow Out Crème, & UNITE Liquid Volume to make all of the model’s new layers work toward her advantage. You can pick up all of these products in our salon to help achieve this look at home!

 

Before

After

When he finally turned the chair around for the model to see her new locks, she was in complete disbelief that her hair could look so good, healthy, cool, & trendy. If you’re wanting a cut & style like this one, be sure to make it back into the chair about every 5-7 weeks depending on how fast your hairs grows to keep it looking fresh!

 

After our model was all done getting glammed up, a few of our own gals wanted Gary to take a stab (or cut!) at their own heads of hair. Our Co-Owner, Carissa, had Gary give her some lengthy shag that framed her face perfectly. And Kendra, one of our hairstylists, allowed Gary to chop it all off giving her an edgy look for Spring/Summer. We’re completely in love with the transformations on them, & on our model too!

We really loved & enjoyed our day with Gary Baker & walked away with so much understanding on how to create a trendy textured bob ourselves, & also tons of inspiration! Thank you so much to our model for trusting us to give you a new look, you look even more gorgeous which we didn’t think was possible. And thank you Gary for letting us host you again! We had a fantastic time & can’t wait to have you back in Reno at our salon teaching us even more, hopefully sooner rather than later!

We hope you have a great day! Be sure to contact us if you’re wanting to book an appointment to get the looks featured above, or if you have something else in mind!

– Salon Lux Babes


SALON LUX x THE HUMANE SOCIETY

SALON LUX x THE HUMANE SOCIETY

Happy April from the Salon Lux Babes! We hope you’re basking in all the sunshine & anew that springtime has to offer. Over here at Salon Lux we’ve been enjoying the company of some furry friends all thanks to the Nevada Humane Society. Some four-legged buddies stopped by the salon a few weeks ago & we got all kinds of puppy cuddles in. We love supporting companies, brands, & non-profits in our community that do good, & that is just the way to describe the Nevada Humane Society & what they’re all about.

Did you know that the Nevada Humane Society has been around in our community since 1932 & have saved over 90,000 animals since they first opened? They are a no-kill shelter whose main goal is to care for pets & find them homes so that they can live happy & healthy lives. We are big dog lovers over here at Salon Lux & when we heard there were pups in need we just knew we wanted to partner up & help in anyway that we could. A day filled with puppies? Who could say no to that! So we invited them over to the salon so that we could get to know some new fury friends, & we never wanted the day to end!

At Salon Lux, we only use UNITE hair products, but did you know that they make shampoo for your dogs as well? Doggy Poo from UNITE contains oatmeal & argan oil to help smooth the skin & create a shiny & healthy coat for your pups. Why oatmeal? It helps to clean & soften your dog’s fur while relieving symptoms of allergies, dry skin, hot spots, & any flea & tick problems your dog might have. The argan oil nourishes & hydrates the coat without causing any buildup or irritation. Your puppy will be truly pampered when you use this product to make them so fresh & so clean. Extend the salon treatment to your pets when you bring them home this special kind of treat!

Remember how we said we wanted to help the Nevada Humane Society anyway that we could? Well, please meet Mr. Magoo! He’s a 4 year old Terrier/American pit bull mix that’s been at the Nevada Humane Society since June 2017. Magoo is a little shy at first, but once he warms up to you he loves butt scratches and cuddles. He loves being outside & taking long walks, & is totally obsessed with all the squeaky toys. This handsome boy is ready for his forever home, so if you think he could be a right fit for you please go see him! He does need to be the only dog in the household, but he gets along with other dogs outside of his own environment.

And lucky you, because we’ve already paid all of his adoption fees, he just needs one of you to choose to love him for the rest of his dog years! Adoption includes a care package donated by us, the cutest Mr. Magoo, & all of the puppy cuddles your heart desires! Now, who’s in?

Thanks so much to the Nevada Humane Society for having us & allowing us to love on all the cute canines! We hope that we’ve helped to bring awareness to our community about how important it is to adopt from our local shelters when you’re looking to add a fur-ever member to your family!

– The Salon Lux Babes




The Lob is Your Fresh New Look for Spring

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Lauren Conrad rocking the lob, courtesy of celebrity stylist Kristin Ess.

Long hair is on its way out, and short hair is making a serious comeback. It’s all over Pinterest and Instagram – the lob is HOT. It’s not quite a bob – a smidge shorter in back, shattered, textured and piecey around the face with minimal layering. Think you can pull it off? Here’s how you know if the lob will work for you. (more…)


Three Secrets to Great Hair

Have you ever wondered how your stylist makes your hair look so good? Well listen up, because today we’re sharing three secrets to really great hair. And don’t worry – you don’t need years of experience or a cosmetology license either.

It goes without saying that great hair starts with the right foundation. No matter how careful you are with what you use, you won’t have great hair if you have a bad cut. So start as you mean to go on – get a fabulous cut at Salon Lux, listen to our secrets, and boom. Great hair! (more…)


Easy Hair to Pair with Your Fave Chunky Scarf

Chunky knit scarves are a girl’s best friend in the cold winter months – stylish, cozy and super cute. But then you have to figure out the hair! Do you tuck your locks beneath, drape them over the top or is an updo best? That’s where the ladies at Salon Lux come in – here are our tips for pairing hair with your fave chunky scarf! (more…)


Braid Tutorial with Lindsey Pengelly – A Special Session at Salon Lux

You asked, and we listened! Just last month, our very own Lindsey Pengelly was featured in an amazing NYE blog post over at Free People (yes, Free People!). She shared three incredible tutorials for amazing braids to pair with loose, flowing waves and OMG, they’re stunning. Our salon and BB Bar clients have asked over and over for a special braiding session and we’re thrilled to announce here that it’s been scheduled! (more…)


Salon Lux Hair Care 101: Surviving Winter

winter-hair-tips-salon-luxMother Nature can wreak havoc on hair no matter what the season, but winter can be especially brutal. Combine a few months’ worth of sun exposure with blustery winds plus snow, rain or brrr temperatures, with lots of indoor heating to boot, and you’re looking at dry, brittle, snarled hair (or lots of hat head!). Avoid a season of bad hair days with our winter hair care tips. Ready, set, go! (more…)


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