A Cut Above the Rest

4 haircuts to try if you have long hair and want something new:

1.  A little past the shoulder and long, light layers.  The deep copper is also the perfect fall color

2. Add some eyelash grazing bangs like Lea Michele.

3. Long Bob.  Chic and classy & easy to maintain.

4. Medium length with lots of layers adds dimension & body.

Layered Hairstyles

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Healthy Hair

Best hair tips for keeping your hair healthy from our experts at Salon Alexander and Beauty Entourage:

  • Use a heat protector to protect your hair from blow drying, straightening, and curling.  If you’re not protecting your hair from the heat of your hot tools, you’re likely killing your hair with heat damage. Many heat protectors lock in moisture, prevent heat damage, and seal the cuticle down giving the illusion of super shiny, healthy hair.  KMS makes a great leave in conditioner/heat protectant called “Quick Blow Dry”. Some more great heat protect products at Sebsatian “Trilliant” and Goldwell “Hot Form”.
  • Get a trim on monthly or at least every 8 weeks to avoid split ends & unhealthy hair.
  • Try deep conditioning your hair to maintain healthy tresses. Owner Ashley Stone recommends 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.  Using leave in conditioners will keep moisture in the hair, even in the older months the sun can be drying and damaging.
  • Use a sulfate free sodium chloride free shampoo and conditioner, clarify every once or two weeks to keep hair free of pollutants and product build up
  • Do not brush wet hair instead use a wide tooth comb. Hair stretches up to 50% when wet so try not to pull it or put it into a tight pony tail either.
  • Healthy diet: In order to have healthy hair, it is important to maintain healthy diet habits with lots of water, fruits and vegetables.

Pink Hair for Hope

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is why for the ENTIRE month of October, you can get a pink hair extension for only $10 and 100% of the proceeds go to the Breast Cancer Research Fund.

Stop in to Salon Alexander – 32 Fenn Road in Newington to receive your Pink Hair for Hope Extension and help make a difference in the lives of all women!  Show your support with a strand of pink!

To learn more about the cause, visit:     http://www.bcrfcure.org

Smokey Eye Tutorial

Our makeup artists always get the request for the “Smokey Eye”.  Here are a few quick DIY tips.

What you’ll need:

3 eyeshadows – one light, one medium and one dark.
A soft black kohl pencil one that smudges easily. If you are doing a colored smokey eye though, have a play with a matching liner (eg for purple smoky eyes you can use a dark plum colored pencil)
Eyeshadow brushes – at least one blending brush (long, soft and loose hairs)
Black Mascara – whatever your favorite is, dramatic is always good for an intense eye makeup.

An Eyeshadow base or primer – to help give your eyeshadow intensity and keep it all on and in place all night without creasing.
Under eye concealer and a concealer brush
A few tissues and cotton tips (tissues to get excess product off brushes if necessary, cotton tips to remove any product from where it shouldn’t be)

smokey eye diy

Provocations RAW Artists, Oct 4th

Please join us at the Russian Lady October 4th for an awesome night of true RAW artists around CT. Salon Alexander & Beauty Entourage owner, Ashley Stone will be featured and we are so excited to see her work featured.  Hope to see you all there!

You can get your tickets here for only $10:

Get your Tickets!

Color Me Pretty

Colored streaks are so fun!  If you are bold enough, stop in and let us color you! 🙂  here are some bold inspirations!

Also, if you want something more subtle and adorable; ENTIRE month of October, we do PINK FOR HOPE. $10 for a beautiful pink strand and 100% goes to the Breast Cancer Research Fund.

streaks

Color streaks

Maybe red streaks in the fall?Katy Perry! and Bad ASS hair!

Gorgeous Updos

There is something so classically romantic about up-dos.  They are so feminine and chic and show off your cheekbones, neck, and eyes.  We at Beauty Entourage take pride in our up-dos since we know they are reserved for special occasions.  We wanted to share some of our most recent masterpieces with you all! Follow us on pinterest for more (p)inspirations!

Beauty Entourage on Pinterest

Photo: Beautiful updo done for mom of the bride. Hair: Kayle Salwocki

{by stylist Kayle Salwocki}

Photo: On dark hair, detail and texture is hard to get in a photo. Carly nailed this look!

{by stylist Carly}

Photo: bride instagram! Hair by: Marlem

{by stylist Marlem}

{by Ashley Stone}

{by Ashley Stone}

{by Marlem}

Boudoir ❤

Ladies, have you done a Boudoir photo shoot yet?  It is the perfect gift for a special someone in your life or even just to feel sexy and confident.  Many of our brides are giving boudoir photo books as the groom’s wedding gift and they also serve as the perfect  anniversary gift as well!  At Salon Alexander, we have some gorgeous classy & sexy looks for your boudoir shoot.  Call us today to learn about Boudoir makeup and hair  packages.  We had an amazing boudoir fashion show this year with Parsons Photography and the Salon Alexander team pulled off the beautiful and sultry hair and makeup.

Short Hair Rocks

So, last week when we posted the DIY hairstyles, we had some people request some looks for shorter hairstyles.  Ladies, don’t worry we love our “shorties” too!  Here are some great style ideas from owner, Ashley Stone.

  • Accessorize short hair.  Since short hairstyles tend to have fewer options when it comes to styling, accessorizing to match different looks can totally switch up your look.Headband with short hair

Short hair and headband

  • To switch it up, you can use clip-in or pin-in extensions!  We are a fan of extensions, especially if you want a dramatic look for a special occasion!
  • Mermaid Waves: I know it can be hard to curl short hair since there is not a lot of length, but waves are a beautiful option for normally straight short hair.

Short, wavy hair

Short wavy hair

Lip Service

‘Tis the season to go bold or go home.  Our talented makeup artists have recommended that this season, do not be shy to wear some lip color.  Even if you are the type to wear just a little clear gloss, there is a color for you. Since every complexion is very different, it is important to try new things.  Maybe you have a special event coming up?  Salon Alexander does professional airbrush and traditional makeup application and your artist can work with different colors to see what works best for your hair and skin color.  Here are some of the hottest lip colors this season.

{dark berry lips.  a twist from the classic apple red, this look is perfect for fall}

{coral lips, the perfect early fall twist}

{Emily Blunt wearing hot pink!  The key to brighter lipsticks is to do a simple eye so that you do not look overdone}