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Spring Fashion

With the unseasonably warm temperatures we’ve felt in Omaha lately, looking forward to spring fashion at the beginning of January doesn’t seem so unrealistic.  We at BUNGALOW/8 have just been DYING over photos of all the Spring collections and while we’re still swaddling ourselves in wool, velvet, and fur, we can’t help but drool over what came down the runway this season.

As a lover of ultra-feminine looks, I am beyond delighted to see the figure-flattering peplum cut coming back in vogue. I can’t wait to pair the shape with a perfectly tailored pencil skirt and a pair of statement sunglasses, the best part of warm-weather dressing.  

Chanel’s ready-to-wear collection for spring has been a favorite of ours here in the salon. Nothing like some stand-out futuristic looking Chelsea boots paired with impeccable suiting in luxurious pastels and stark whites and creams. In the salon, we’ve all been playing with color and pattern. Some of us have been mixing stripes and patterns, a trend I feel we’ll see for seasons to come. Others have been experimenting with monochromatic looks, something that’s easy to pull off and looks very chic on a budget.

In terms of hair, or, the best part of fashion, what we’re seeing on the runway is contributing to what we’re seeing on the streets more than it ever has. Ombre color and more lived-in, sexy texture are proving to have more staying power than I ever thought they would.  In many spring collections, deep side-parts are all the rage, a great way to adjust your look without losing all the length you’ve worked so hard for.  At Sonia Rykiel, deep side-parts were adorned with lovely minimal black barrettes, a great way to add interest and keep misbehaving hairs in place.

As in past seasons, we continue to see braids, waves, and towering top knots galore. While I am absolutely delighted by the continuing trend of legitimately STYLING one’s hair, it is important to continue to keep it in the best of shape by implementing a hair maintenance routine. We at BUNGALOW/8 Hairdressing are proud to announce our new relationship with Kerastase, a brilliant European treatment line focused on maintaining and restoring the fabric of the hair, making it possible to style and restyle day-in and day-out.  Healthy hair is always in style, and Kerastase’s rich masques, custom-blended, in-salon Fusio-dose treatments, and luxurious home hair care products are something we are so proud to be able to offer our clients from this day forward.

With frills, finery, and long-lush-luminous locks,

Rebecca Forsyth  |  stylist

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Our Newest Addition

BUNAGLOW/8 Hairdressing is pround to announce the addition of the premier haircare line, Kerastase.  We are delighted to offer our clients, friends, and family a product line dedicated to the science of cleansing, protecting, and treating hair for amazingly beautiful results.

Since 1964, Kérastase has been creating new haircare services developed with the most advanced formulas. Dedicated to enhancing the natural beauty of the hair, Kérastase is based on 4 essential values:

  • Performance 
  • Expertise 
  • Personalization 
  • Beauty 

PERFORMANCE

Since its creation, La Recherche Avancée L’Oréal has produced some of the most advanced technology in the industry. Kérastase products are innovative, unique formulas designed for both men and women to enhance the natural beauty of the hair.

EXPERTISE

A Kérastase Consultant Stylist will begin with a detailed consultation to diagnose the needs of your hair and scalp and then select the in-salon ritual and personalized home care program best suited to your hair/scalp type.

PERSONALIZATION

Every person is unique; each hair type has its own particular needs. For these reasons Kérastase has developed a collection of personalized haircare products that target individual needs and desires.

BEAUTY

All Kérastase products and rituals are designed to enhance the natural beauty of the hair while maintaining the experience of complete well-being and relaxation.

A NEW VISION IN HAIRCARE

Consumers today have new expectations in the kind of service they wish to receive. The sensorial Kérastase In-Salon Ritual, the ultimate in luxury haircare, immerses the client in a ambiance of beauty and well-being.  Kérastase offers consumers a brand that is classic and modern, audacious yet not provocative, aspirational without being inaccessible.

BUNGALOW/8 Hairdressing, A FUSION OF HEALTHCARE AND BEAUTY

A complete personalized haircare service is offered in a Kérastase Consultant Salon with the professional advice of a qualified Kérastase Consultant Stylist. The salon provides a unique sensory experience, a true moment of relaxation in which the client is exposed to evocative textures and delicate fragrances, products which awaken the senses, and an ultimate moment of well-being.

www.kerastase.com

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Become a Professional!

Getting a salon-worthy blowout every day is a dream for most women when it comes to kids, career, and social obligations, but it doesn’t have to just be a dream.  First and foremost, you need to have the perfect haircut for your face-shape.  Finding a technically precise stylist who is an expert in haircutting to set the foundation is one of the most important aspects of looking and feeling beautiful every day.  Along with finding the right stylist for a perfect haircut, the second biggest mistake people make is cutting their own fringe.  At BUNGALOW/8, all bang trims are complimentary which allows the stylist to keep your bang piece melted into your hairstyle.

Next, keeping your hair in tip-top shape is also something that is of the utmost importance.  Staying away from over processing, too much color, and too much heat will preserve the integrity of your hair.  It is easy to trash your hair with the wrong products and too much styling, so spend your beauty budget on good products and chill on the heat tools.

Next, when you are in the salon with your favorite stylist, take the time to ask questions and request that your stylist actually teach you to style your hair at home.  There are a myriad of tips and tricks the professionals use in tandem with professional styling products and boar-bristle brushes to replicate the salon style in your own bathroom.  These small nuances will make or break your home-based blowdry.

Want to become a pro at styling your hair sans salon?  Join BUNGALOW/8 and our team of extraordinary stylists for our third annual Blowdry Bootcamp and spend an hour with us for instruction on the basics of the blowdry, special event styling, and hair tips and tricks.  Also, get a recommendation from your stylist about the perfect products to make achieving a salon-worthy blowdry at home easier!

Blowdry Bootcamp

Friday, November 18 from 5-7pm

Friday, November 25 from 5-7pm

Friday, December 2 from 5-7pm

Join BUNGALOW/8 Hairdressing for wine and appetizers, styling instruction, and make-up tips to help you through the holiday season.  Reserve your one hour of instruction for $35, which is redeemable in retail products following your appointment, by calling 402.934.8727.  Space is limited and will fill fast so grab your friends and make it a night of glamour starting with Omaha’s premier boutique salon, BUNGALOW/8.

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Rose Gold… Hair

The expert stylists at BUNGALOW/8 Hairdressing have fallen in love with this season’s hottest trend; ROSE GOLD. From it’s inception, the stylists have embraced the rosey hue whether it is found in a rose gold watch, shimmery rose gold nails, a metallic rose gold shirt or- you guessed it- awesome rose gold hair.

Creating this luxe result with classic hairdressing techniques is a process for specialized colorists.  The result is effortless and beautiful.  Champagne, blush, and pink colored colored hair create an unexpected burst of soft femininity that pairs nicely with rich fall hues.

During this year’s Fashion Week runway shows in New York, Peter Som enlisted Wella stylists to infuse panels of varying rose-gold tones in each model’s hair that coordinated with his designs seamlessly.  At BUNGALOW/8, our colorists have the tools (including professional Wella color), technique (we call it advanced education), and expertise (also dubbed “experience”) to translate this hot trend from runway to real-world.

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The Best of Omaha

 

The team at BUNGALOW/8 Hairdressing would be truly honored to have your vote for Best Salon in Omaha Magazine’s Best of Omaha 2012 challenge.  To help you qualify BUNGALOW/8 Hairdressing for the Best Salon in Omaha, let us tell you a little about ourselves.  Within our space, we strive to:

  • be the Beauty Authority,
  • provide expert services from advanced stylists,
  • respect each other and build deep relationships,
  • constantly evolve through technical education and honor creativity in all forms,
  • offer the best experiences locally and nationally,
  • build trust,
  • love what we do, otherwise, why bother?

To vote, simply click the www.bestofomaha.com link and follow the instructions.  Although you are required to vote in an additional 14 categories to make your vote for us “count” we are sure that some of your favorite people, places, and things are listed and they would also appreciate you taking your time to cast your vote.

In appreciation, we can honestly say that if “Best Clients in Omaha” were a category, the treasured friends and clients at BUNGALOW/8 Hairdressing would win, hands-down!! 

After voting, take some of your valued break time, transit time, or home time to check out www.teganasha.com.  Ms. Tegan Asha Brideson is a brilliant Aussie that Eric and I met while attending Business Immersion I at Bumble and bumble University.  Tegan and her two lovely friends (also from Australia) were enjoying the last leg of their summer holiday in the States back in May of 2010 and we all became fast friends.  As an easy, and fashionable, way to keep tabs on each other, we follow her website which has grown in leaps and bounds from a daily closet-based fashion blog to a full blown fashion site with premier fashion publication, PROFILE.

Covering fashion, photography, travel, and issues, Tegan brings the true art of lifestyle alive through her thoughtful stories, fashion information, and photos.  In addition to her print publication, Ms. Brideson brings her love of design, styling, and art into the spotlight and delivers thoughtful and imaginative information related to living a full and beautiful life. 

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BUNGALOW/8 Makes You Look Younger, honestly!!

The euphoric beauty-rush you get when you leave the hair salon may not be all in your head.  Popular beauty website, www.youbeauty.com, recently posted findings from a study published in the journal Perspectives on Psychological Science that indicated keeping up on your beauty routine can help your insides feel just as young as your outside appearance looks.

Researchers studied 47 women who ranged in age from 27 to 83.  Independent raters surveyed photos of these women prior to an appointment at a hair salon and then again after their appointments.  In each photo, both before and after, their hair was cropped out of the photo so they would be rating their facial appearance without influence from their hair color or style.  The women who claimed to feel “younger” as a result of their salon appointment actually LOOKED younger to the raters in their after-photo.

So, the old addage “you’re only as old as you feel” may actually have substance after all.  When you feel good, you do in fact look good and this study actually proves that.  It’s no wonder we feel a little extra spring in our step each time we put on a flattering outfit or take an extra bit of time on our make-up and hair.  These beauty-boosting processes fortify us inside and out.

We at BUNGALOW/8, as students of the science of beauty and as Omaha’s Beauty Authority, strive to help you look as good as you feel each time you step into the beauty-fostering culture we have created. 

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Rebecca’s Loves du Joir!!

Pastel Haircolor: Sherbet hued hair; Pastel Glory!!!

Since I’ve moved to BUNGALOW/8, I’ve had opportunity to begin creating a custom swatch book of soft pastel tones, a-la Greases’s “Beauty School Dropout”. My mind (and many bowls of hair color) have been filled with pastel dreams. A hint of pastel, be it with a few foils placed in the hair or as a translucent glow over the entire head, is a great way to beat hair color boredom without straying too far from your usual hue.

Omaha Burger Club

Tonight I will attend my very first Omaha Burger Club meeting which will be held at Tommy Colina’s Kitchen, 3558 Farnam Street. Omaha Burger’s Club as assembled at the beginning of this year by three BUNGALOW/8 clients with a feverish love for cheeseburgers. The group meets regularly to dine at a variety of Omaha’s burger venues in search of Omaha’s BEST burger. Check out the Facebook page and join in on the fun (and give us your suggestions for the best burger in town).  http://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/182479625103612/

Elvis Presley and Nancy Sinatra

From childhood to now, Nancy Sinatra has been on of my ultimate beauty and fashion icons. In advent of glorious PINTEREST (www.pinterest.com), I have become aware of the ridiculous number of stunning images featuring dear Nancy with the king of both music and my heart, Elvis Presley (largely from the movie Speedway). Their individual looks during this time both offer inspirational hair and style suggestions that are translatable and wearable today.

Flight Attendant Chic

Several years beck, I read an interview with “IT” girl Chloe Sevigny where she said the best way to flesh out your TRUE personal style was to think of things you were attracted to when you were young and apply them to your look now. While I’ve always subconsciously applied that concept to the way I dress, it was interesting to see it in print. That said, the first time I ever felt truly “stylish” in my life was at age 9 when I received a black polyester jumper for Christmas, which I wore interestingly enough, with a large-collared cornflower blue shirt. It was my very first tribute to the 60’s-70’s flight attendant look which I adore and take cues from almost daily.

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Bombshell Blowout

Getting the perfect blowout that lasts is a combination of skill, tools, and practice!  Here, we will help outline what you need to achieve an awesome style in no time flat!

Soft Tools:  These include Foundation products from Bumble and bumble like Prep or Tonic.  Also, Structure products such as Styling Lotion with minimal hold and maximum shine, Thickening Hairspray with no hold and tons of volume, or Styling Creme with intense density help build in shine, hold, volume, or density easily and effectively.  Last, but not least, we have our Texture products to add gloss and glam such as Grooming Creme, Brilliantine, and Defrizz.  Combo these products together to find your magical mix of blowout beauty.

Hard Tools:  The brush makes or breaks a great blowout.  It is important to make sure that the brush you are using is perfect for your hair-type and for what you are trying to achieve.  For fine hair, we always recommend a ceramic brush with nylon bristles that prevent snags and pulling while speeding up drying time.  For normal/medium hair types trying to create volume, a boar bristle brush like Bumble’s Round Brush or Monroe’s Grand Gala and Etiquette are the perfect choice.  For thick coarse or curly hair, a brush with a mixture of boar bristle and nylon bristles is ideal.  Monroe’s Latina Envy is precisely what you need to smooth frizz, add volume, and create curl.  Last, but certainly not least, for the perfect smooth, straight blowout, a flat brush is what you need for normal-thick hair types.  Oliva Garden’s COMBO brush or Bumble’s award winning Flat Brush makes straight hair a snap (without a flatiron).  One round brush made just for smooth, straight styles is Monroe’s Glamour brush for colored hair clients looking for a great straight finish.  For our fine haired friends, a 7-row or vent brush is perfect for “wrap drying” into a smooth, silky finish.

Blowdryer:  As surprising as it may seem, blowdryers ARE different.  The right blowdryer can last you for years by giving you heat and wind-speed options while promising integrity through 2 year warranties.  Solono Blowdryers are professional level dryers that carry our “seal of approval” for helping you achieve the Bombshell Blowout.  Make sure you have a directional attachment for your nozzle to direct the air flow down the hair shaft to seal and smooth each hair perfectly.

(One word of wisdom, if you are having difficulty controlling both the brush and the blowdryer, check to see what hand is holding the brush.  Since you need more movement using the brush, hold it in your dominate hand.  The blowdryer typically shouldn’t move very much; keeping it pointed down the hair shaft in one direction is all you need to do.  As such, hold it in your less dominate hand since you don’t need to manipulate the blowdryer as much as the brush.)

We have added a link to some great styling videos from hair hero Luke Hersheson who is a stylist hailing from jolly old England.  Check out the “Perfect Blowdry” video to give you a step-by-step instruction to look your bombshell best!  Also, scheduling an appointment with your favorite hairdresser for a “Blowdry Bootcamp” will allow you to bring in your brushes and blowdryers so our experts can help you achieve a great style with the products you already have at home!!

The Perfect Blowdry

Yours in style,

BUNGALOW/8 Hairdressing

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Day to Evening Styles : Buns and Braids

Have you ver struggled with creating a bun or (more properly known as) chignon?  Do you ever wish you could get a voluminous, thick-looking updo with fine hair?  We think we have your answer to creating a look that is appropriate for work, perfect for evening, spot-on for casual (but put-together) weekends, and just plain grocery store awesome.  Amazingly enough, this look is simply created using a tube sock (preferably clean).  When we found this awesome website that has cool clothes, a pretty funny blog, and some useful  info about the goings-on around town (if you’re in New York, that is), we were instantly hooked.  The thing that hooked us was this blog post about creating fullness out of almost nothingness.  Check out the step-by-step process of making some great buns (hun) then let us know how it all turned out!!  (Photos are appreciated at info@bungalow8omaha.com)  Opening Ceremony’s website is http://www.openingceremony.us/entry.asp?pid=4149.

Braids, braids, braids… they are everywhere this season.  Braids are an easy creation that can go from elbow grease to evening finesse just like that.  Also, after you pull out your plaits, you have awesome texture and wave.  Braid a ponytail and wrap into a slicked-back ballerina bun, fishtail for a boho-chic look, or  french braid a “waterfall” for something different while keeping your hair down.  (Waterfall tutorial on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FElGSmYPjWM)  Braids are great for something easy, a last minute day-to-evening, and to simply keep your bangs out of your eyes (think braid headband).  Google “braids” and “hair plaits” and see the myriad of possibilities for this simple, yet elegant, style.

Yours in style,

BUNGALOW/8 Hairdressing

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Omaha Fashion Week is here!!

Omaha Fashion Week is here and that means designers, stylists, models, and make-up artists are in full swing to produce a show worthy of a New York tent!  Sunday night kicked off the week with an industry appreciation party at Nomad downtown to thank the City’s stylists and make-up artists for their hard work in the coming weeks.For the second show in a row, BUNGALOW/8 Hairdressing is honored to provide hairdressing for two of Omaha’s premier designers, Joi Joison and Tiffany Headley.  Joi will be showing her collection including both men’s and women’s designs at Nomad on Friday, 8/26.  Doors open at 6pm and the show begins at 8pm.

Tiffany Headley is opening Saturday’s finale show with her second collection over the 4-year history of Omaha Fashion Week.  This year, Tiffany is excited to bring even more glitz and glam to the runway with hairdressing provided by BUNGALOW/8. 
 
We have the impressive honor to give you all a sneak peek of Ms. Headley’s work.  As a finalist for the cover contest for Omaha’s Fashion Magazine (being released this week) Tiffany had some photos of her work that she was able to give us to leak to you!!  As you can see, her aesthetic is part party, part high-end, part flirty… each piece creates a full collection of great clothes.
 
Join us this week at Nomad for the Friday and Saturday night shows.  Information and other details about each show, including ticket information, is always available at www.omahafashionweek.com.  There you will find driving directions, times, and ticket links.  Make sure you dress to impress!
 
Also, make sure you check out Tiffany Headley on Facebook: Donna Faye Couture.  We will see you on the runway!
 

Yours in style,
 
BUNGALOW/8 Hairdressing

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