RAW HARTFORD Nominates Ashley Stone as Hair Stylist of the Year!

RAW is a community made up of artists across the nation.  They hand pick artists that are growing in their career and provide a platform once a month to showcase their artistry in everything from Hair, make up, fashion, film, music, jewelry, photograph, etc.  RAW Hartford is it’s newest addition to the cities across America. The first year has been a great success! At the end of the RAW season artists are nominated in their category to compete for an AMAZING chance to win artist of the year!  Nominees showcase their work at the RAWards  where they will be judged by the audience with live voting as well as guest judges.   Ashley Stone, owner of Beauty Entourage is nominated for Hair Stylist of the year!  To purchase tickets and attend the event and be apart of the LIVE voting you can buy your ticket in advance for $15!  (or $20 at the door)   BUY TICKETS    Tonight ONLY!!! Buy 2 tickets get one FREE!!

So come out and support! Winners chosen that evening will move on to the national competition representing Connecticut!! Final awards show will be held in Hollywood, California.

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Hair Extensions

Let’s face it, sometimes having extra long, silky locks is something we all long for.  Whether you have short hair and just want to add some length or you have long hair and just want to add more body, Beauty Entourage has the professional staff to help you get the look you want with extensions. Fuller hair can make you look more feminine and if you have a special occassion coming up such as a wedding or a new career, it’s the perfect “Wow-factor” for your appearance.  From clip-ins, bonded, and pinned in- we can help you choose the best extensions for you.

Here are some recent clients that have gotten hair extensions.  Call today to learn more!

(860) 667-7722

{before&after Extensions}

{clip-in extensions}

{bonded hair extensions}

Veil or No Veil?

A lot of brides ask us if they should wear a veil or not on their wedding day.  The truth is, in a modern-day wedding, there are no rules with veils.  It is totally up to the bride and there is no right or wrong answer.  Since we see tons of brides throughout the year, we know that everyone has their own style and preference.  Maybe you do want a veil but want something more modern, we have seen it all!  You can also decide to make the veil as part of the ceremony and take it off for the reception.  Just let your hairdresser know what your choice is because veil or no veil- it’s an important part of your wedding day hairstyle.  Below are some options for everyone- veil-lovers or not! 🙂

{modern bride?  look at this gorgeous cage veil}

{not a lover of the veil? replace with a beautiful headpiece!}

{traditional bride but want to glam it up? Swarvorski crystals are your bff for veils}

DIY Winged Eyeliner

Sometimes it’s fun to play with makeup and try new things.  At Beauty Entourage we are always experiencing with new makeup trends, colors, and styles. A pretty easy DIY technique is the Winged Eyeliner.  It’s perfect for a night out and brightens your eyes and makes them look more sultry and almond-shaped.  All you need is a black liquid liner, some  neutral eye shadow, a little concealer and some great mascara. Voila, you have “Cleopatra Eyes.”

STEP  1:

Apply Concealer to the under eye area & over the top eyelid. This will create the perfect base for your liner, by evening out your skin tone, preventing smudging and helping your liner last longer.

STEP 2:

Apply a neutral Eye shadow colour to your top lid from the lash line to your brow bone.

STEP 3:

Start by drawing on liner with wild abandon- the beauty is, you can create a winged line in the clean up.  Apply your eyeliner (best to use liquid or gel) along your top lash line, with light feathery strokes. Apply from your Inner eye- Middle eye – Outer eye, taking it out a little further then usual. Go over the line to fill in any gaps and to build up a darker line.

STEP 4:

Use a creamy concealer to clean up your line. Using a concealer brush, sweep under your eye, taking it all the way out to the corner and following the underneath of your eyeliner. By cleaning up under the eyeliner it creates a nice sharp line.

Calling All CT & MA Brides!

Calling All Brides in CT & MA

Being a trusted hair and make up team in the industry we are proud to be contacted regularly by producers and casting directors when they are in need of real brides for up coming shows!  Most recently TLC has reached out to us to send some brides their way!  Have you seen the show Four Weddings on TLC?  They are now looking for brides getting married in October, November or December in Ct or Mass.

Is that you?  Contact us today for more details to be considered!  beautyentourage@aol.com

Good Luck!

Ghouls Night Out

Thank you to everyone who attended Ashley’s RAW event last night at the Russian Lady!  You can also nominate Ashley Stone aka Blondie for RAW Hair Stylist of the year. You can vote daily until the 15th! Once nominated she will compete against other stylists and get the chance to represent CT! GO VOTE! http://www.rawartists.org/ashleystone

Our PINK Hair for Hope kicked off this month and so far it is going amazing.  If you have not yet, stop in to get your pink strand for only $10 and 100% of proceeds go to the Breast Cancer Research Fund.  We are located at 32 Fenn Road in Newington. 🙂

Another way to help out the Breast Cancer Research Fund is to attend our next event which we get extremely excited about every year is our infamous Ghoul’s Night Out!  It is our 5th annual Ghou’sl Night and it is one of our favorite nights because we love seeing everyone’s amazing costumes and ideas!  Maybe you are dressing as a princess or emulating Natalie Portman’s look in Black Swan- either way, our hair and makeup team will be sure to perfect your costume.  Make sure to call us at (860) 667-7722 to reserve a slot! 🙂

October 26-27th

Friday 5-8pm

Saturday 3-6pm

  • $25 for hair OR makeup
  • $40 for BOTH hair and makeup

Bring in WHATEVER ideas you have and we will make it work!!  Just to get some creative juices flowing… a few inspirations we found below!

French Princess Costume

We ♥ Weddings

Beauty Entourage is FULL force in wedding season.  With October being one of the most popular months for a wedding in New England, our hair and makeup team is in wedding mode, traveling across New England to make our lovely brides and their wedding party even more beautiful.  We wanted to share some pictures of recent brides that we absolutely had a blast with!

{Hair: Ashley Stone, Assistant Carly, Make Up Artist: Kayle Photo: Melissa Arel}

{Bridal hair by Marlem with a beautiful floral accessory}

                                  {Make Up: Kayle A Salwocki. Hair: Ashley Stone}

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

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.