Salon News and Happenings
We have begun our Annual Basket for a Cause :
Salon Colour proudly announces our Sixth Annual Basket for a Cause!!
basket is filled with our best hair care products and includes a
Tickets are $6 each and 4 for $20, Basket Value is $600+
100% of the proceeds to benefit the Dwelling Place Inc. A non-profit transitional housing program for homeless families in our community.
As always we thank you for your continued support and patronage,
The staff at Salon Colour
Kathy and Susan were invited to guest speak at the Temple a Paul Mitchell Partner school on the 20th. It was great fun sharing our knowledge with these up and coming artist.
We hosted a client appreciation night on the 21st our clients enjoyed the complimentary service's and the giveaways every 1/2 hour as This event was such a success we have decided to make it an annual event.
Staff members study with Kevin Murphy's artistic team. We worked on product cocktailing and day to night styling .
attended the Schwarzkopf core color class. This was an 8 hour class designed
to strengthen both color
We will be hitting the education hard this year. We are set to start with Kevin Murphy on March 29th for the first of 12 classes with this international artistic team. The team at Salon Colour is excited about this educational course. We will also be studying with Schwarzkopf again this year , They are offering some new look-see classes. We will fill you in on all the latest. Check back throughout the year.
After 30 years of cut and color classes I felt this class would help to showcase some of the work we do at Salon Colour. It is my hope to get some of our work published this year and to reach out to a more visual media.
The first day I rocked the hair in this class the second day I learned.
Tyler was very gracious in sharing his knowledge and his class would be an asset to any stylist wanting to stay on top of their game .I was inspired to reach higher and my creative juices were ignited.
The trend for 2010 is again soft sexy curl, more of a large finger wave if you would, loose braids not over done quick, easy sexy. There is a strong 40's influence in styling hair again this year lending to a much softer look. Gone is the flat hair ladies so let you locks and curl flow. We are also seeing Strong lines and asymmetrical cuts for short hair. The slick look and head bands are back for our younger ladies, oh so easy.
The hot colors for the New Year are peroxide blonde, golden blonde, reds and lightened brows all in all we have a more glamour's look this year.....what fun
I would like to thank all of our clients for allowing us to help you look your best. We’ve had lots of growth this year and I thank you all for your patience during our growing pains. We have been very busy and have worked hard to give you the service we feel you deserve.
As a team we have had 3 cut, color and product classes since June. In October we were part of a nationwide charity event, and we are now selling raffle tickets for our annual holiday charity. As we say farewell to yet another year I would like to acknowledge what a wonderful journey this has been and how blessed I feel to have the co-workers and clientele that I have .I look forward to another year of meeting your stylist needs Thank you and Happy New Year
Salon Colour Welcomes
Farah, Brenda ,Linda, Willy ,Donna ,Jennifer, Sallie, Anne, Tammy, Lisania
and Genoveva to our team.
We have worked hard to make this a smooth transition and all new staff attended a Schwarzkopf color class prior to their start date. Those of you that have been with me for years may remember some of the new staff; it is truly a pleasure to work alongside of these wonderful women again after so many years.
We will work hard to bring you the customer service you have become accustom to. Look for changes to our stylist page in July.
As always it is our goal to help you look and feel your best.
Kathy will be attending Schwarzkopf Train The Trainer class march 2nd this is the first of 4
8 hour training classes scheduled for 2009 as always knowledge will be shared with staff members. I will bring back info. on the latest from Schwarzkopf, OSIS and Bonacure
look for new product announcements on your monthly web ad
Kathy will be attending Schwarzkopf color class this is an 8 hour
educational event look for details
Catherine & Susan will be going to the Graham Web Academy to study with Schwarzkopf
All staff members will attend in house Schwarzkopf education
February 23 2009
Staff members train with Schwarzkopf Educator Jill Turnbull in an, in house, hands on, color techniques class. we worked on Color Banding and Back-Packing what fun, ask your stylist about these new color techniques
Salon Colour Receives 2008 Best of Gaithersburg Award
U.S. Local Business Association’s Award Plaque Honors the Achievement
WASHINGTON D.C., July 20, 2008 -- Salon Colour has been selected for the 2008 Best of Gaithersburg Award in the Hair Salons category by the U.S. Local Business Association (USLBA).
The USLBA "Best of Local Business" Award Program recognizes outstanding local businesses throughout the country. Each year, the USLBA identifies companies that they believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and community.
Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2008 USLBA Award Program focused on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the USLBA and data provided by third parties.
About U.S. Local Business Association (USLBA)
U.S. Local Business Association (USLBA) is a Washington D.C. based organization funded by local businesses operating in towns, large and small, across America. The purpose of USLBA is to promote local business through public relations, marketing and advertising.
The USLBA was established to recognize the best of local businesses in their community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations, chambers of commerce and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to be an advocate for small and medium size businesses and business entrepreneurs across America.
Local Business Association
Schwarzkopf Train The Trainer program. This class is designed to help me
bring back color education to the staff at Salon Colour. I will be updated
with Schwarzkopf educator Jill Turnbull 4 times a year in an 8 hour class.
This allows us to train on all new color made available with Schwarzkopf as
well as new products from OSIS, and
Kathy attends Graham Webb Academy's 2 day hands on advanced color class. This class focused on advanced color placement and corrective color principals and techniques.
After years of color classes there is always something new to learn or something old to tweak, though I wasn't sure at 1st this class proved to be fabulous .
Day 1 we worked on using foil placements to enhance or distract from facial features as well as Balage, Block color, Dual highlighting,Wet on Wet and back to Back foiling. we worked on a few foil on part techniques:Chevron, Zipper and Sunburst.
Day 2 - What fun corrective color I love this stuff ! from color removal to decoloring I enjoyed making blue hair a beautiful warm blonde while maintaining the hairs integrity.
Got green,black,pink,blue we fixed it all!! From mild to extreme corrective color this class reinforced as well as enhanced my ability to meet each corrective color need.
February 24-25 2008
Susan attends the Graham Webb Academy for more advanced training in Classic cutting II Taught by veteran international educator Sarah Leonard.
This class reiterated the emphasis on disciplines of haircutting while demonstrating new shapes & techniques. This hands on class taught stylist how to expand their repertoire based on client needs by choosing the right tool for different hair types and achieving the perfect personalized style
Fun at the Beach
After a day of education we had lots of laugh's and relaxation What a great time we all had !!! What more could you ask for Inspiration, Education, and Relaxation!
This was a great team building experience and we look forward to next years beauty at the beach week end.
Beauty at the beach
Most of the staff attended this two day educational week-end
(and those who couldn't were missed!)
Yuko and Susan are now sporting Sexy hair cuts and look well .... Great!
The staff is very pleased that we have brought Sexy back in salon, as talented professionals they felt this product could assist them and their clientele in achieving the movement and texture that are currently in fashion.
We all attended hands on classes.
Susan worked with J Beverly Hill's where they concentrated their efforts on the elimination of weight in the hair thru different texturizing methods creating movement and shape .They also worked on personalizing every cut to suit your individual face shape and your personal hair needs.
Kathy attended the Deva Curl workshop learning how to keep the moisture curly hair needs to respond its best. This class offered dry cutting curly hair, this allows for the natural spring of the hair, which is lost when cutting with tension on wet hair. I found this class interesting and am currently working with some dry cutting technique's on curly hair as well as with Deva's sulfate free cleanser's.
Yuko attended the Schwarzkopf cut and color workshop Using the new Vivance demi color line,.They worked on advanced color techniques that create color movement and depth. They also worked on a cut called the Dancer. This cut combines shattered layers with over direction and elevation creating lots of movement while maintaining length through the front of the hair cut. As always they found the educational team at Schwarzkopf to be wonderful hands on teachers with lot's of personal attention and step by step guidance in achieving this look in salon.
As always we
share the knowledge it was fun to dissect each person class room experience.
Yuko attended this hands-on cutting class where they were introduced to a new collection of trends for summer and fall.
they concentrated on learning the REBEL ANGEL cutting concept this technique combines softness around the face and edgier angles/lines through the back and sides. this cut reflects the two sides of every woman sweet and safe with a little rebellion they found this class practical, fun and energizing
April 30 2007
At Salon Colour we believe that continued education and improvement is essential to providing clients with the best possible level of service.
We work closely with educators to keep on top of the newest techniques and styles through classes with top educators.
Salon hosts in house education where we worked on color and highlight techniques. This 2.5 hour hands on class was lead by one of our favorite Schwarzkopf educators,
We had a lot of fun with this class as it is always inspiring to learn new techniques that will translate to our clientele. we can't wait to use what we've learned in salon!
Salon raises$1000 in our annual fund raiser Geri Sliffman is this year’s basket winner. Geri is thrilled with her win and all the goodies in this year’s basket. All funds to benefit The Williams Syndrome Association
Salon does in
house education with Framesi color educator
May 21 thru 23
- Susan attended The Graham Webb Academy for advanced training. This hands on workshop was presented and instructed by industry veterans Sarah Leonard and Gareth Jenkins. The class focused on artistic disciplines in classic cutting designs.
The class was a fresh way to learn to stay connected to the fundamentals of hair cutting yet inspirational enough to take it to the next level by personalizing each cut to the individual clients needs.
Special thanks to the girls for their help as we needed a trolley to load our goodies, and to Laura who managed to inventory most everything by Tuesday you go girl!
Kathy worked with Graham Webb educators and brought back a really fun cut that she is now wearing (check it out). She also did a lot of razor / Shear combination work food for the soul! As always we share the knowledge. Upon return to the shop, we held an in shop cutting class for the staff, being the talented Stylist she is was able to demonstrate one of the cuts Kathy learned on Monday WOW!
April 31 to May 1st
Yuko and Katie travel to New York for the big New York Hair show. They stop in on demonstrations from Rusk, and Tigi bringing back skills that could be utilized in shop on a daily basis.
They saw lots of extensions work and came home with some fun pink extensions. Yuko and Katie witnessed lots of colorful events the new York Hair show always wows! They cant wait for next years event!
In salon hands on color class with Schwarzkopf 's educator Jill Turnball
$1,000.to help homeless families.
We are proud to announce our annual holiday fund raiser.
This year we will be raffling off a leather tote filled to the brim with the best hair care products offered in the industry. We have also added some styling tools, a $100 gift certificate for services at our salon, a one hour Swedish or Deep Tissue massage, as well as gift certificates to other local merchants.
100% of the proceeds will benefit The Dwelling Place Inc.
This is a transitional housing program for homeless families located in Gaithersburg, Md.
Tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20 and on sale now
The staff at Salon Colour would like to thank you for your continued support and patronage.
October 17 – Jill Turnbull Essential Looks Cutting Trends, Autumn/Winter 2005/2006
Susan and Katie all attended this class, where they worked on disconnected layers. Our stylists feel Jill inspires their creativity. They also worked on Product Cocktailing that will help achieve multiple styling needs and maximum product performance. As always we were thrilled with the knowledge Jill passes on to our staff.
August 15 – In house Hands on Color Class with Jill Turnbull
All Stylists attended this class on color placement and effects. As always, Jill brings knowledge and enthusiasm to our stylists. We also devoted time to product knowledge. OSIS has several new products available this fall.
Our family is growing! Yuko Maura is the latest member of our team, Yuko is a recent graduate of Hair Expressions Academy. The director of the school say’s her work is “incredible”. Yuko will begin with a reduced rate to encourage a clientele. and I are very pleased with her talent and excited to have her as a part of our team.
Katie Sutherland, one of our assistants, is also a recent graduate. She will begin by assisting the staff, and will gradually progress to being a full time stylist.
We've just celebrated our first year anniversary!
A special thanks to our clients that have made this journey with us. We take pride in your patronage.
As you know our 1st year offered some life challenges. We can't tell you how much your prayers and support meant to us and as you know those prayers worked - hooray! You all touch our hearts. Thank you so much. It is a blessing to be among such wonderful loving souls.
Our month long celebration was lots of fun - thanks for the referrals. We had lots of interesting answers to our trivia questions.
Winners enjoy your Salon Colour tee's.
Salon Colour introduced a heated stone pedicure and sole wrap the beginning of May. This service has been well received. Clients have been very pleased and have referred family and friends. I can tell you it is fabulous, as I was the test market. I love my job!
We also have several new products coming into the shop
Bonacure is offering a new men’s line and a sun line - these products will be in stock early May.
Osis is offering a new soft wax that we love. As always we strive to bring you the best hair care products available.
We’ve been working on formal finishes to gear up for the wedding and prom season. Good old fashioned hair dressing with a new twist. Check out our work on the styles page sometime in late June. We will be looking at some educational classes in the next month. We will keep you informed.
One teaspoon of natural honey a day from your region can help build immunities to allergy causing pollens. Ask or email for details.
If there is something you'd like to see at Salon Colour - suggestions or comments - please let us know.
Laura Hall (no relation) is the winner of our holiday gift basket. Salon Colour is happy to announce a donation of $920 to Hospice Caring Inc. We were truly blessed to have such overwhelming support in this event. Staff members went above and beyond and our wonderful clientele responded with enthusiasm. We thank you all for making our first fundraiser a success,
The staff at Salon Colour has been very busy:
Salon Colour is recognized as an Elite Moda Capelli Salon.
October 3rd Kathy attended an invitation only Milan fashion show, where they were recognized for their accomplishments in the advanced art of professional hair fashion ,their dedication to continued stylist education as well as their commitment to providing their clients with the highest quality products and services.
October 11th Kathy attended two hands on workshops with industry top stylist Robert Cromeans, Stephanie Kocielski and Takashi Kitamura
Kathy attended a Color class with Stephanie who is one of the most sought after platform artists worldwide. Kathy spent 3& 1/2 hours working with color techniques.
Kathy attended a hands on cutting class with Robert Cromeans (artistic director for Paul Mitchell) salon team, where they worked on new cutting techniques and disconnected layers.