DIY Hairstyles

As amazing as it feels to get all glammed up at the salon, we understand that sometimes you have to come up with something on your own.  As the fun labor day weekend approaches, here are some great DIY hairstyles that are cute & easy (no beauty school required).

Knot Side Pony

DIY: knot your pony

Braid headband:

Braid headband
Cute & Messy Side Pony

messy side pony tail diy

DIY sock bun

diy sock bun

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Fall Weddings

Weddings in September and October and even early November have an advantage in New England- the beautiful scenery.  The colors of New England in the fall are breathtaking.  Are any of you planning a fall wedding or have had a fall wedding?  We would love to see your ideas and pictures and feature them on our blog! Just add on Beauty Entourage’s Facebook page! 🙂

Here are a few of our fall wedding favorites.

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{loving the orange & yellow warm fall colors for a beautiful fall wedding}

Wedding Makeup Ideas from Fall 2012 Fashion Week

{fall is all about color.  Try a bold lipstick to bring out the warmth in your face and hair}

Love the hair.    Southern Fall Wedding: Tiffany + Zach

{simple yet elegant side fishtail}

{ Beautiful eyes- purples and greens are perfect for a more dramatic eye on your wedding day!}

Short & Sweet

Many women love to grow their hair out for that special event such as their wedding or a special event.  After having long hair for years, it can be very liberating to go with a trendy new cut.  A lot of our brides decide to do just that after their wedding and feel so fresh and light with their new style.  There are so many youthful & cute shorter haircuts that can improve and define your look.  Just contact us and one of our talented stylists will help you decide on your next look.

32 Fenn Road  Newington, CT 06111

(860) 667-7722

 Here are a few inspirations!

{above is an adorable haircut from Salon Alexander in Newington}

Cute haircut on Jessica Simpson

super cute haircut

Fall Color

Labor day is less than 2 weeks away which means fall is coming upon us.  Although it’s hard to say goodbye to the hot summer nights and beach trips, fall has it’s benefits too, especially in New England.  On top of all the beautiful landscape, it is a FUN time for hair.  Why not try a fun fall color this season or add some low-lights to your normally blonde hair?  The warmer colors in the fall can warm up your complexion and give you a fun look that is a refreshing change.

Also, ombre is a huge trend and looks good on almost everyone. You can ombre hair from light roots fading to darker ends which is the upside down ombre  or from dark roots to light ends.  A more trendy option if you want to add a little color is doing ombre with a brighter color such as blonde fading into red ends or violet ends etc.   For reds, vibrant coppers will be popular this season. For blondes, soften it up with a more cream or buttery blonde adding darker blonde tones for dimension.

Here are some ideas this fall to inspire your fall hair.

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{Natalie Portman- beautiful fall hair with caramel highlights}

Jessica Biel with ombre dark brown with lighter endsclassic blonde ombre

Wedding Day Hair Preparation

It’s getting close to your big day and you have a million things going through your head… the dress, the flowers, the music, the invitations, and of course… your hair!

Many brides want to grow out their hair for the big day. However, before you go months without a trim there are definitely things you should know from the professionals.  Ashley Stone, owner of Beauty Entourage shares her wedding day preparation hair tips.

  • When your ends begin to split they cause breakage and brittle hair. Brittle hair has no shine, is dull, and creates frizzy ends.  It is also harder to curl hair with dead ends.
  • When growing your hair, you should be trimming about a 1/2 inch every 8-10 weeks.  Your ends trimmed do not effect how fast your hair grows but does keep those ends from breaking off.
  • If you have a lot of split ends, a couple inches worth, and you don’t want to trim that much you can deep condition once a week to help mend and smooth them out.  Penetrait Deep conditioner by Sebastian is one of my favorites.  Also, Schwarzkopf Q10 has an amazing shampoo, condition, and leave in spray that reconstructs the hair.
  •  Most over the counter shampoo and conditioners are either loaded with Protein to disguise the hair with extra softness or are very drying.  Too much protein weighs the hair down and breaks it.  A clarifying shampoo once a week is ideal to remove build up of oils or product. This is ideal for someone that only washes their hair every few days, has oily hair, or uses a lot of styling products. It helps give the hair a clean slate.  I recommend KMS Hair Stay Clarify Shampoo.
  • Do not deep condition your hair any closer than a week before your wedding day. When the hair is too soft it will not hold a curl as well.
  • Avoid any product in the hair the day of the wedding. Clean and dry hair is best.  Clarifying the morning of or the night before is a good tip.
  •  Coloring before the big day should be done about two weeks before. This allows time for the color to “settle”. It won’t look like that newly fresh just dyed my hair look. The color softens and looks more natural. Also, depending on the color you do, for darker colors you don’t want to risk having any color staining on the skin.
  •  Never wax the week of the wedding also. If you need any facial waxing, that should be done 1 week to 2 weeks before.

Wigs for Kids Charity Night.. A Success!

We are so thrilled with the results of the Midsummer Night’s Dream hair/fashion show to benefit Wigs for Kids.  We raised $5200 for Wigs for Kids!  The finale piece was most breathtaking as the audience gasped as butterflies came out of the extraordinary hair piece designed by Ashley. Throughout the night, majestic dresses and hairstyles owned the runway and live performances by talented musicians were admired. It was all for a phenomenal cause and the guests had a blast!  Thank you to everyone who supported our event.. it was an amazing night!

Ashley’s CT Media Tour

The anticipation is building and everyone is buzzing about A Midsummer Night’s Dream event showcasing imaginative and artistic hairstyles and makeup by Beauty Entourage.  The stunning dresses make the entire look come to life and next Thursday August 16th at 7pm, you can take a peek inside Ashley Stone’s creative mind on the runway at The Russian Lady in Hartford.  The show is selling out quickly so be sure to get your tickets this week the salon 32B Fenn rd Newington, CT or online here.

The tickets are just $25 and 100% of the proceeds go to Wigs for Kids, an organization that makes special wigs for children who have lost their hair. It’s a great night to get out for an awesome event and for a great cause for children.  

The media is buzzing about this event.  From mentions on Lite 100.5, Radio 104.1, and Kiss 95.7 as long as local news stations as well.  Ashley had a blast on Better CT with Scot and Kara and Scot even did a little modeling himself!  Check out the video here.


{Kara, Ashley & Scot}

Ashley also made her rounds to New Haven to interview with Teresa LaBarbera on Channel 8’s CT Style.  Teresa was impressed with the creative hairstyles and loved that the proceeds are going to Wigs for Kids.  You can check out that segment here.

Airbrush Makeup

At Beauty Entourage we get so many questions as to what the difference between airbrush makeup and traditional makeup.  We are HUGE fans of airbrush makeup especially for special events because airbrush creates a flawfless, longer-lasting look for the entire day & night.  Airbrush makeup is also hypoallergenic, fragrance free, oil and alcohol free, so its safe for even the most sensitive skin, no matter what age or condition.

Airbrush makeup is water-resistant so perspiration and tears are no longer a cosmetic problem. Simply blotting, not wiping away moisture will leave the Airbrush makeup in place without a streak. With over 16 hours of wear, Airbrush makeup will not fade or rub off on clothes, but yet can be easily washed away with soap and water.  Airbrush also feels very lightweight and so many of our clients say it feels like wearing no makeup at all yet the coverage is phenomenal and flawless. If you have a night full of dancing, a photo shoot, or simply want your makeup to be perfect all night long, airbrush is the way to go.  Give us a call or stop in to learn more! 

Below are some of our client’s that are lovers of our airbrush makeup!  Our makeup team does an awesome job with airbrush since they have all been specially trained and application of false lashes just seals the look! 🙂