Thursday, October 31, 2013

Halloween Makeup Inspiration

There’s just something about the opportunity to put on a costume and be whoever you want to be for one night that is just so thrilling and fun!
The perfect makeup can take you from looking like an ordinary person dressed up in a costume to the real deal, like you actually are the character you want to be. When it comes to Halloween makeup, some looks are quite pretty, while some are downright frightening.  Here are some of our favorites!!

:Spider: Kitty Cat: Skull Candy: Vintage Glamour: Marie Antoinette: Deer: Scarecrow : Lion:

Happy Halloween!!!!!

-Suggestions Salon

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

New Again-Braid Crown Tutorial

Vintage hair is the new modern do! What’s so amazing about hair and fashion is that current styles are often returning trends from the past or other cultures. These looks are  transformed into chic, modern styles that are showing up on current runways. Braid crowns and halos have been popular for the last few years and becoming the new do again. For that chic, unique, boho look, the braid crown is the perfect addition to your modern hairstyles!

  • First split your hair right down the middle- get as close to a perfect line as you can. Don't stress if its not exact:)
  • Start at the nape of your neck and braid forward towards your forhead and tie off the end with an elastic band, pictured in {step 1+2}.
  • Braid the second side down the the head like a normal inverted french braid and tie with an elastic, pictured in {step 3}.
  • Wrap the first braid around the front of the head like a headband and pin into place with bobby pins.
  • Wrap the second braid around the back of the head and tuck the end underneath the first braid and fasten with bobby pins, pictured in {step 4}
  • Pull a few pieces of hair out around the face to create a more messy, modern look.
  • Toss on a pretty dress or a classy tee to complete the look! Enjoy! 
Thanks to our gorgeous client Ariel for modeling!:) This is a braid crown is seriously so simple! Don't be afraid to try! If you have any questions we would love to hear from you! Have a great Wednesday!
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Monday, October 28, 2013

Boho Braid Tutorial

Sharing a Boho Braid Tutorial by Elise today! It's a unique alternative to a simple braid and side ponytail!

- Put hair into side ponytail.

-Divide your hair into two sections above the elastic band then loop the ponytail through and pull it towards your neck, as in step 2 and 3.

-Continue dividing and looping your hair all the way down the ponytail and tie off with an elastic after each section. Each section should be around 2 inches.

-The final touch is to pull the hair on the sides of each section to give volume and a messy boho look as instep 7

Have an amazing Monday!!! Check our Instagram to see who won our Blowout Giveaway!

-Suggestions Salon

Friday, October 25, 2013

Before & After // Fall Transformations

The fall and winter months are the perfect time to refresh and rejuvenate your hair! Add a pop of fiery copper-red, violet hues, or golden brown to mix up your average look. These beautiful clients wanted to do dramatic changes to their hair this season. These colors were perfect for these brunette beauties because their tone was refreshed while preserving their natural color and keeping it healthy. At Suggestions, we love to keep it exciting and try new fun & vibrant colors on our clients! Whatever your inspirations may be, our stylists can help you pick the perfect color for your next fall look! Sometimes a new cut and color can make all the difference:)

Thanks for stopping by! Have an amazing weekend!!
-Suggestions Salon

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Messy Bow Tutorial

Love bows? We are in love with bows here at Suggestions! Learn how to create your own cute half up hair bow to give you a new fancy look!

{Step by Step to create a Messy Bow}
1. First take one small section of hair from each side of your head. The bigger your sections are, the bigger the bow.
2. Tie the two sections together with an elastic to create a half ponytail.  Don't pull the ends through the elastic like the first picture.
3. Split the loop in half to create two smaller loops.
4. Use your fingers to spread out the loop and push it flat against your head into a bow shape. Use bobby pins to shape each side of the bow the way you want it to lay on your head.
6. Pick up the remaining ends of the ponytail and wrap them up and around the elastic to hide it.  Secure it with bobby pins underneath. Pull it out and make it loose if you want a messy look!

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-Suggestions Salon

Monday, October 21, 2013

Day Dreaming of Braids!

We LOVE braiding over here at Suggestions Salon. French, fishtail, dutch, twist, rope, waterfall, plain, double, ladder, plaited. We're obsessed. Braids are simple and make you look like you actually took a while to fix your hair. 
Enjoy these gorgeous braided hair styles done by our amazing stylists at Suggestions..

Braids are one of the hottest hair trends and seen on catwalks all over the world during fashion week. Your hair is your best accessory and should always be treated as such! 
{Here are a few things you should keep in mind when trying your own braids at home}
1. Brush your hair before you braid. Remove any knots before you start to make braiding smoother and easier.
2. If you have thick, coarse hair, use argan oil to smooth your hair to achieve neater braids.
3. If you have fine, soft hair, use products like dry shampoo or sea salt sprays to add more grip to your hair. 
4. Stretch out your braids. This is the most important step people! Pull gently at the sides of your braids to make them look wider and thicker!
Get excited for some braid tutorials coming to the blog soon featuring our beautiful client Ariel
Thanks so much for reading!
-Suggestions Salon

Friday, October 18, 2013

Gatsby Updo Tutorial

Today we are linking up with our stylist Elise to give you this lovely gastsby inspired updo! Its so simple and a perfect way to change up your everyday look!

Step 1- Start by separating your bangs (If you have them) from the rest of your hair. Then style them whichever way you like. (She used a curling iron)
Step 2- Tease the crown of your head a bit, this will add some volume.

Step 3- Then all you have to do is put the headband on top of your hair like a crown (while your hair is down) and then grab the rest of your hair at the back and tuck it into the headband. The messier the better!

Step 4-For the final touch, pull out your bangs or some loose pieces in the front. Now how simple was that! You have yourself a pretty updo in less than 3 minutes!

 Happy Friday and thanks for reading!  Many more hair tutorials coming to the blog soon! Comment and tell us tutorials you want to see!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Pretty Nail Art By Alexa, Steph & Bri

Our nail techs Alexa, Steph, and Bri are SO talented here at Suggestions Salon!! Halloween is right around the corner which gives us all an excuse to spice up our nails with some fun nail art. Our amazing nail techs are just the girls who can give your nails a spooky touch this halloween season! All of the work below is free-handed and inspired by our clients or Alexa, Steph, and Bri.

Come visit these beautiful girls and let them add some glam into your life with brilliant new nails! They do everything from glitter frankenstien tips to ombre shellac and if you have an idea of a design you have been dying for they can make it happen! The possibilities are limitless! For all of our readers out there if you mention the blog, you will receive $10 off your next nail service. Hurry in beacause this deal will only last through the month of October!
Congrats to {Deidre Mille}r from Lovetheskinnys who won our sh e l l a c giveaway on instagram! 
Keep your eyes out for exciting giveaways on our instagram every week!
Happy Wednesday and thanks so much for reading
-Suggestions Salon

Monday, October 14, 2013

Polished Top Knot

Sometimes its ok to wear a big bun … on top of your head. The top knot is a more polished look to make your average bun looking in tip top shape! Its incredibly easy to give yourself this look!  

 {How to accomplish your lovely top knot with a few simple steps below}
What you need:


Step 1: Pull your hair into a smooth high pontail.
Step 2: Using a fine tooth comb, tease the hair and then lightly comb out {This will create volume, thickness, and make it easy to wrap around the ponytail}
Step 3: Twist the hair around your ponytail to create a knot.
Step 4: Secure the knot with bobby pins to hold it into place
Step 5: Loosen radom pieces in front, at sides, back and on top to create the loose look if not created already. Spray with Forceful by Redken and Viola! You now have a classy top knot.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Fall Hair Trends

 Haircut-"The Lob"

Long Bobs are the trending cut of this season! Many celebrities are cutting off their long locks for long bobs! We are loving this cut so much because you can find the perfect lob for any hair type and face shape. Below are a few of our favorite lob haircuts. Super fun and chic for a new fall look:)

Color: "Softened Ombre"
A must have color for this fall!!  This color is basically a deeper root color with soft highlights randomly placed a few inches away from the scalp. The highlights blend into a softened ombre for the final look. 

 Isn't it fun to change up your hair with the different seasons? I Sometimes having a fresh new cut and color can make all the difference! Try something fun this fall! 

{Favorite Fall Transfomations done at Suggestions}

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Brillant Lips

Colors are fun! Don’t take it too seriously, It’s just makeup you can wipe off if you don’t like the results! From the runway to the streets, bold lips are popping up everywhere this season. Our makeup line, Jane Iredale just came out with amazing new Puremoist Lipstick. Its new formula uses vivid pigments with nourishing natural oils and superfruit extracts for petal-soft lips. They look, feel and tast absolutely amazing!
{Below are some simple tips on how to wear brillant bold lips}

  1. Don’t attempt to match your outfit to your lips.
  2. Choose a color that flatters your complexion.
  3. Exert some confidence and own your look. 
  4. Keep the rest of your makeup simple.
  5. For more control when applying, use a brush.

Sarah is a beautiful everyday color. It looks beautiful on lighter skin tones and will work well against your bold winter sweaters and jackets. Come to Suggestions today see why we love our new vibrant Jane Iredale Lipsticks so much! Try out all of our new shades and see what color is perfect for your lips!

Thanks for stopping by and have a happy Wednesday!

Monday, October 7, 2013

Meet the Stylists: October Spotlight

We absolutely love our stylists here at Suggestions Salon and would love for you to get to know them more!! Every month we are starting a stylist spotlight featuring one of our amazing stylists so you can get to know our girls behind the chair! This month we are so excited to be featuring the amazingly talented

Q. Where did you go to school?
A. Capelli Institue of Hair
Q. How long have you been doing hair?
A. 5 years and still obsessed!
Q. Where are you from?
A. Pleasant Grove, UT
Q. What is a must-have prodcuct you love?
A. I'm addicted to the Pureology line! Since weare going into the winter months our hair is in need of some serious love. I use the hydrating shampoo and conditioner. The conditioner has menthol and hydrates the hair to reveal soft, Lustrous hair as well as protects your oclor vibrancy. I love the hydracube deep conditioner, its a must!
Q. What are your favorite things about doing hair?
A. I LOVE color and haircutting
Q. Give us  a tip or trick about styling hair.
A.I love doing curls! I use my flat iron to curl and its my obsession:) Products are a must for styling. It helps with memory, hold and shine!
Q. Tell me your favorite tool for styling hair.
A. My blowdryer creates so much opportunity! I love all my round brushs and lacing comb.
Q. What inspired you to go into the industry?
A. I have always wanted to be in the industry. I love getting paid to have fun:)

We love having Jessica as part of our Suggestions Salon team! She is so much fun to be around and is so amazing with cuts and colors! Some of her beautiful colors are feautured below..

{Jessicas favorite Pureology products she uses on her clients for a volumizing blowout}
Pure volume
Silk Bodifier
Supreme Control

Stop by Suggestions Salon this month to recive an amazing deep condition treatment and blowout from Jessica for 10$ off!!