Festoon News


August 25th, 2014

melanie before and after Collage (1)

Stylists do a lot of trimming and reshaping. Since many of our clients are either maintaining a favorite look or in a perpetual state of growing out their hair, our challenge is to create styles that don’t look like an awkward phase between short and long, but rather an inspired look at every phase. When our clients feel good when they leave, we are thrilled.

Here’s a little secret though…cutting off hair and creating dramatic new looks is always exciting and gives a hairdresser a little rush. And there is a twinkle in a client’s eye when they are really serious about a new look. That’s when you know they are ready.

Because we love makeovers at Festoon (see our last newsletter for more reasons why), we are going to start featuring them in the Festoonies section of our Newsletter on a more frequent basis… and we always feature them on our Pinterest and Instagram sites!  Check out our Pinterest page especially dedicated to all the great makeoverswe have had the great joy in doing recently.

Our lucky makeover winner, Melanie, a yoga instructor here in the Bay Area, had her new look created by Emily – an inspired stylist with great vision who has been with Festoon for almost 4 years. It is no surprise that Emily created the exact transformation Melanie was looking for. Melanie wanted something that wasn’t going to have to be blow-dried or styled, so Emily gave her an unstructured bob with a lot of layers, and long bangs in the front to really enhance her great jaw-line.  And since Melanie has such pretty blue eyes, Emily wanted to make them pop more by making her a little blonder.  So Emily addedbright blonde highlights around her face and then painted blonde pieces in the back, for a more natural look.

For styling Emily used just a little of Oribe’s Crème for Style, and someDavines Sea Salt Spray at the end when it was dry. And to finish Melanie’s new look our makeup artist, Sarah, focused on accentuating Melanie’s natural beauty. She evened out her complexion using BeccaStick Foundation and setting it with Becca Mineral Powder Foundation. By using neutral pinks on her lips and cheeks, she was able to play up Melanie’s blue eyes with bronzy brown shadows and a slightly winged liner.

We think Melanie’s new look is perfect for her lifestyle and frames her face beautifully!

Who’s next?!

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