July 1st, 2014 | Summer Lovin’ Hair

summer damageYour skin isn’t the only part of you feeling the season’s impact of heat, chlorinated pools and excessive sun. Now’s the time to show your hair some summer lovin’ and prevent those strands from getting crispy, dry and broken.

Katie, a native to Tucson, has been around the harsh summers and understands what your locks need to thrive. Katie’s passion is the beauty industry and loves making people feel good about themselves, both inside and out.

To keep your hair in tip top shape, protection is the rule. Step one is to use a thermal styling product which will give your hair a shield to guard it from those damaging outdoor elements.

And, wear a hat. Not only will it protect your hair from the direct rays of the sun, it will shade your face (protecting your delicate skin) and help keep you cool.

If you’re planning a day at the beach, lake or poolside, look for hair styling products that will protect your hair – and hair color and highlights – from chemicals, chlorine and seawater.

Featured on TLC’s “A Makeover Story,” Katie says the summer damage prevention hair care routines include regular trims to keep the ends healthy and resistant to splitting or breaking. Include a monthly deep conditioning treatment to prevent, protect and repair summer’s rough conduct.

Katie’s favorite summer hair care products are created by Davines because of their ingredients that will treat those dry ends. The line also carries a conditioning treatment and a sun oil to protect the hair sun and chlorine.

In addition, her professional training with Eufora showed the positive impact of their clay mask as ideal for a summertime deep conditioning treatment. Eufora offers their soothing care line for straight and curly hair. The “smooth-n” line gives hair a nice smooth, sleek, straight look and the “curl-n” line would be great to let hair style naturally. Shower, use some of the curl activator or mousse and then hair air dry.

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At Salon Nouveau, Katie specializes in thick curly, hair and has a ton of experience with color and color correction. When asked what the trends this summer are, she is seeing requests for a low-maintenance look with highlights or bailage (painting) around the face to give hair a natural, sun-kissed look.

Highlights are always important for all hairstyles and ombré is still a highly requested look. Katie’s also seeing a return to more subtle color choices, not so much of a bright

blonde, but something that looks like it’s been sun-kissed. She is offering that same effect with reds, as well.

Salon Nouveau
2204 East Ft. Lowell TucsonAZ85719 USA 
 • 520-323-0770

June 13th, 2014 | Treat your Dad to Some Pampering

happy father's day mustacheWith Father’s Day coming up, most people turn toward the traditional gifts of BBQ tools or golf. Sons, daughters, mothers and wives don’t often think these tough, resourceful men need a little pampering; but they do.

Don’t take that rugged exterior for granted. Dads go through the same uncertainties as the rest of us when facing the world. He needs to see the value of taking care of yourself to boost your self-esteem. He’s taken care of you, hasn’t he? It’s time to return the favor.

And what better way to having him put his best foot forward than to help him create and maintain a grooming routine he can maintain. Then, looking his best will be easy to do.

Like women, men compare themselves to celebrities; they are just quieter about it than their female counterparts. Help them select a barber or stylist who can offer advice on how they can achieve a fresh look or recommendations to update a haircut, mustache or beard. Exploring and finding a fresh look to make their own, can develop a longer lasting style that’s not only consistent, but also easy to maintain. It’s all about feeling comfortable in presenting a new and confident look to the rest of the world.

Many men make it a goal to be consistently well groomed, whether they’re opting for a clean-shaven look or manicured facial hair.  Salon Nouveau has a full-range of men’s salon services to help maintain any grooming need. Created to enhance masculine features, our stylists work to accommodate any style from casual to the boardroom. Our men’s haircut service includes scalp massage and optional hot towel aromatherapy facial wrap.

Hair color can be an especially tricky issue if beard or scalp hairs are turning grey at different rates. We can delicately provide color blending or full color coverage to ensure a long-term look or a smooth transition to a gorgeous white mane or smooth pate, if hair loss becomes an issue.

For those who love that smooth face, our men’s facials and skin care treatments that are especially tailored for men’s skin. For dads prone to razor burn and ingrown hairs, a Father’s Day gift of the Eufora Hero line of shaving and skincare products. Or just book that handsome man for a mini spa service and express facial treatment for a guy on the go.

And, don’t forget hands – those tools that dads use to hug, to wipe away a tear, to applaud your piano solo or fix your bicycle. Even the roughest hands will look and feel better than imagined after a manicure designed just for men, including a buffing treatment or matte finish lacquer for that executive look.

For advice and direction on how to help your favorite dad, we recommend our stylists. They know the ways of hairstyling and color and can tame the most contrary of whirls into a thing of beauty. And, best of all, our staff listens when it comes to understanding guests’ needs and ensures they leave happy knowing they’ve been groomed by a master craftsman.

They always like to know your profession since there is a lot of hairstyles that can be transformed into different looks with the use of styling products. Knowing your dad may need a corporate look during the day but liking a more casual look in the evening can help our staff can give him the best cut with flexibility to style it differently.

May 23rd, 2014 | Wax On. Hair Off.

With the thermometer rising up a bit above the 100 degree mark, pool time and short shorts are destined for the near future. For more than 53 years, women have been removing unwanted hair menacing them throughout their lives. Hair removal activities tend to go up in the summertime when certain areas that have been ignored during the colder months are ready to be exposed and enjoy the summer heat. One way to do away with that unwelcomed, pesky hair is to dip into the idea of waxing.

Salon Nouveau offers many services in waxing including lip, brow, chin, sideburn, under arm and everyone’s favorite; the bikini or “betweenie” wax for theswimsuit attire  needed to survive those hot summers. Prices for services on wax are between the ranges of $10-$48 depending on the body part.

There are other alternatives such as shaving but why many women favor waxing is its length in time that it takes for hair to grow back which can be anywhere from four to six weeks. Although, some people may have to wax several times due to some hair being on a different growth cycle.

Lisa Miranda, one of Salon Nouveau’s aestheticians considers Brazilian bikini waxing to be her specialty. Lisa is always looking for new products for Salon Nouveau clients and enjoys helping clients change their appearance and feel good about themselves and recently attended a huge international skincare show.

Lisa recommends a couple of tips to best benefit from your waxing experience include avoiding sun or tanning beds a couple days before and after your treatment. It’s always best before you go in to let your hair grow about two to three weeks for lasting results. Before you do go in for your treatment, exfoliate with a dry loofah or exfoliating gloves by using circular movements which helps tremendously by preventing ingrown hairs. Salon Nouveau recommends before waxing not to drink caffeine, apply moisturizer and most importantly, never wax after a chemical peel.

Waxing is safe, effective and there are very few side effects for most people. However, certain medications and skin types are more susceptible to problems than others, please consult with a doctor if you have any concerns and we regret that we cannot perform waxing service on clients who use Retin-A, Accutane or similar products.

Take the chore out of hair removal and let Salon Nouveau do the waxing for you. In addition to being a full-service hair salon, we provide clean and effective hair removal for silky smooth skin from head to toe.

April 21st, 2014 | Overwhelmed by Hair Care Products?

Davines ProductsWhen washing your hair, do you ever wonder if this is the best product for your hair? When a TV commercial or magazine about hair care catches your eye, or if you see someone else with shiny bouncy hair, do you say to yourself, “why doesn’t my hair look like that, too?”

So, you decide to invest in products promising hair miracles. At the store with hundreds of hair care products, an overwhelmed feeling rushes through you. Between your time spent trying to understand the fine print on the labels and the range of product costs, your expectations are starting to spiral out of control.

You’re looking at the sales clerk, reluctant to ask for help because their hair doesn’t reflect the level of expertise you’re seeking. And, then, other things may cross your mind, as you stand among the sea of hair care. Can the containers be recycled? Are the ingredients harming the environment? Can you believe the research showing the product is the latest and greatest?

Overwhelmed with information and worried about the growing wrinkles on your furrowed brow while evaluating which offers the best cure for the price, you finally grab one, hoping this will justify your trip to the store.

Is there a better way to shop for hair care products? First, identify what is it about your hair type you want to change? Do you want to smooth your frizzies, do your limp locks need body or is it overall damage control needed?

Where else do you find someone who is passionate about hair, someone who studies it, researches it and works with hair all day long, than at a hair salon. The stylists know about every type of hair in the world and will recognize your hair type and recommendations on what products will solve not only today’s problems, but put your head of hair on the long-term road to recovery. At Salon Nouveau, our Tucson hair salon experts are constantly in touch with national experts and will do the research to ensure you’ll have the right product for your hair to put it back on the shiny bouncy path.

After all, your hair can be such a visible part of your self confidence. Having a great hair day can even give you just the right boost throughout your day to make it even more successful.

In our research to identify great hair care products, our experts with Salon Nouveau found a new hair care line from Davines. We fell in love with the simplicity, effectiveness and handcrafted beauty of this Italian line and have brought the products to our store in Tucson. For those unfamiliar with the Davines products, here’s a link to their story. These products are natural and environmentally safe as well as enhanced with cutting-edge cosmetic technologies. Take a look the next time you visit the Salon–we think you’ll like what you see and will be happy when you try these products yourself!

 

April 3rd, 2014 | Specials Good Through the Month of April 2014

190Specials Good Through the Month of April2014

Ever wish you had longer or thicker hair? Victor is our hair extensions expert who can actually grant your wish. Victor loves our Perfectress extensions because they are beautiful, luxurious 100% human hair. They come in a spectrum of great colors and can be toned to the color of your dreams. Extensions can last up to a year although they do need to be adjusted periodically. From now until the end off April the initial application has been reduced by $200. For more information about this transformational service, please call us at 323-0770 to schedule a complimentary consultation with Victor.

We are also offering a complimentary fill for all lash extensions purchased from now until the end of April. This is a $65 value and is usually scheduled about 30 days after the initial application to maintain your beautiful dramatic lashes. Call us at 323-0770 to schedule a consultation and learn more about getting extraordinary lashes at Salon Nouveau.

March 14th, 2014 | We’ve Got Wildcat Fever!

 

Wildcat nailsMarch Madness is here and we are surrounded by University of Arizona Wildcat fever. There is navy, white and red everywhere as Tucson’s pride intensifies this basketball season. Even if you didn’t attend the U of A as a student, living in Tucson connects each of us to the University. Show everyone you know that you support the U of A from your toes to your fingertips with some Wildcat nail art. A themed-set manicure or pedicure is a creative and fun way to “bear down” as you cheer on the home team!wildcat nails sign

Just tell us that you want to show off your Wildcat passion when you set up your next manicure or pedicure appointment at Salon Nouveau. Ask for our super creative nail professional Michelle. A Tucson native, Michelle knows about Wildcat pride is especially skilled at nail art with a passion for holiday themes.

“I love doing pedicures– it’s such a transformation from when the feet come in to when they leave nice and clean,” says Michelle. “My favorite art work would be themed whether it’s Christmas or flag day; any holiday is worth decorating your nails.”

February 28th, 2014 | Not Your Grandmother’s Fashion Show!

moda bannerIf you noticed this week a bit of buzzy excitement at the Salon, it is the sound of our team generously donating their time and expertise to plan the fashion, hairstyles and more to make the “Not Your Grandmother’s Fashion Show” the best ever this year.

This Sunday, The Salon Nouveau staff will present more than two dozen of Tucson’s most gorgeous models at the show raising funds for SAAF (Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation) at the Tucson Convention Center’s Grand Ballroom. Interested in joining us at this great show? Purchase tickets online here (http://saafmoda.saaf.org/purchase-tickets/) to attend this fun event and cheer on your favorite stylists and fashions.

See what our team can do from the classic to the outrageous all while supporting SAAF, a vital health and social services local agency.  Partnering with Buffalo Exchange, Posh Boutique, WABA and other local vendors, Salon Nouveau’s team helps makes our community’s fashion sense shine!

February 11th, 2014 | February & March Specials

Ever wish you had longer or thicker hair? Victor is our hair extensions expert who can actually grant your wish. Victor loves our Perfectress extensions because they are beautiful, luxurious 100% human hair.  They come in a spectrum of great colors and can be toned to the color of your dreams.  Extensions can last up to a year although they do need to be adjusted periodically.  From now until the end off March, the initial application has been reduced by $200. For more information about this transformational service, please call us at 323-0770 to schedule a complimentary consultation with Victor.

We are also offering a complimentary fill for all lash extensions purchased from now until the end of March. This is a $65 value and is usually scheduled about 30 days after the initial application to maintain your beautiful dramatic lashes. Call us at 323-0770 to schedule a consultation and learn more about getting extraordinary lashes at Salon Nouveau.

February 11th, 2014 | Be Your Own Valentine

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While you’re thinking up love-filled gifts for all the Valentines in your life, don’t forget that there’s an “i” in gift! Feel special for the big day and pamper yourself. Whether it’s a comfortable evening at home or a night on the town, there is nothing is more attractive than a woman confident in her appearance and presence.

So be sure to make time for yourself and use Valentine’s Day as your motivation to give yourself a new look, a massage or a fun mani or pedi to mark the occasion. It’s important to be good to yourself and it gives you the boost for a sparkling Valentine’s Day filled with fun and adventure.

So this Valentine’s Day make your appointment since Salon Nouveau expects to be busy this Valentine’s weekend. Also, pick up Salon Nouveau gift cards since they make great Valentine’s Day gifts and give them the gift of pampering, too!

September 16th, 2013 | Salon Nouveau Specials good through the month of October, 2013

Salon Nouveau Specials good through the month of October, 2013

50% OFF YOUR FIRST VISIT FOR WAXING OR A FACIAL with the newest member of our Salon Nouveau family–Rosemarie. This talented aesthetician brings more than a decade of experience from spas in Hawaii and California. We love her and think you will too. Please call us at 323-0770 to reserve your time with Rosemarie.

If your hair is not as thick as it used to be, you will want to know that the entire collection of the new hair thickening products by Eufora is sale-priced at $99 through October (a savings of 30% compared to purchasing them individually ). Go to the Eufora website here for details about these products.