March 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!
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.”
If 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!
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.
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!
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.
Ever wonder how to maintain salon-perfect brows at home? Watch Lisa show you how!
If you have ever surfed through the music videos posted on YouTube, you probably had a grand old time being amused by the wild changes in hairstyle from the 40s onward. Hairstyles can definitely get wild and weird. From bouffant hairdos that look like giant beehives perched on women’s heads to wild and woolly hairstyles of the 60s to the oh so funky styles that were all the rage in the disco 70s, hairstyles definitely match the wild gyrations of clothing fashions. Hair trends come and go. There is an ebb and flow with hair styles just like fashions. Fashion is never entirely new. They always contain references to earlier styles and fashions. Keep that in mind when considering the top three latest fashion hair trends for ladies listed below. Get ready to rush off to the salon so you can sport the latest look.
Whether you wear your hair long or mid-length, wearing a knot has been quite big lately. Knots add a bit of elegance and style to any outfit. The great thing about this hair style is that it is very flexible. Regardless of which outfit you are wearing and regardless of your mood, you can find a knot style that accentuates your overall look. It is also fairly easy to do. You only need to wash your hair, blow dry it, form a pony tail and fold away. The best thing about this hair style is that you can achieve many different knot looks depending on how much time you have. You can do a simple knot or you can do elaborate braided knots reminiscent of Renaissance hairstyles. Of course, proper hair care is needed for this hair trend style. You will be handling your hair a lot, and you need clean healthy hair to get the most value from this look.
Given the popularity of knotted hairstyles lately, it was just a matter of time until a salon stylist took it to the next level. Enter the braid. This hairstyle is a more involved and more intricate version of the knot. This style definitely takes a lot more time. Unlike the knot which is very close to wash and wear, you have to spend some time working on your hair to achieve the braid look. The great thing about this look is that it shows that you spent some time on your hair. It is time well-spent because every minute you spend braiding your hair yields a classy and elegant, even fragile, look. This is not wash and wear hair by any long shot
The New Low Pony
If you are a busy professional who is always on the go who wants an understated yet classy look, you might want your salon stylist to give you the new Low Pony cut. This is essentially a pony tail that is cut for maximum comfort and convenience. This cut is great for busy college students who don’t have time to style their hair. Just dry your hair and tie. Very easy. Very quick. The downside is that you have to have the right outfit for it. If not, it might take away from your outfit and clash with it. For example, you can’t wear your power suits with this cut. It will take away from the suit.
Two of our industry veterans, Tracy and Eric, recently completed an intensive training session in Carlsbad, California at the headquarters of Eufora International. They learned systematic techniques for achieving interior shapes through directional and switch layering as well as spherical and vertical cutting. Eric and Tracy returned to Salon Nouveau newly inspired about deepening their mastery in the profession and are applying their new skills to both classic as well as contemporary cuts for their clients. Tracy and Eric are pictured here during a break from their training with the great Don Bewley, founder and president of Eufora International.
Salon Nouveau is always pleased to help our staff sharpen their professional skills! All of our stylists will receive similar training in early January.
The Copper Cactus Awards are presented to a handful of recipients to honor excellence in small business here in Tucson. We are so proud that we won our award in the community service category! We are also quite humbled, since there are so many local businesses that give back to our community in so many ways and are also deserving of recognition.
This annual awards program began in 1998 and is sponsored by Wells Fargo bank. The Salon Nouveau management team and ourselves attended the awards event and we were all “wowed” by the many great local businesses who participated in the evening. We are pleased that our Tucson salon is able to provide hair, skin and nail services to our family of loyal clients and is also to be able to help our local community as well.
p.s. A note from Marva Bryant (Salon Manager)
I am proud to work for a couple that are as humble and giving as Kathy and Paul. They truly have a love for the Tucson community and its people. This event and the award we recieved for Salon Nouveau has reminded me again why I love working for Kathy and Paul, why I love Tucson and why I appreciate the great staff we have here at Salon Nouveau; that truly care about each of their clients.
We have been hard at work on our website; constantly evolving ever since the launch of our newly designed site last summer. Our site evolves as our salon evolves… We’ve added new additions to our team of hair stylists, manicurists, and aestheticians. We’ve added a ton of new facial treatments such as the Double Enzyme Facial and the Multi-Vitamin Hydrating Facial, which are just amazing for your skin. We’ve added a new salon reviews section for our fabulous clientele to share their experiences at our salon. Our salon newsletter section has recently been updated for easier access, which everyone loves because of our trivia giveaways and great spa tips. We’ve also added more salon product lines, a men’s salon services selection, and a fantastic bunch of express salon services we like to call “mini indulgences” for those of us always on the go. We have enjoyed creating all of these new products and services for you and we hope you have been enjoying them too!