Friday, February 26, 2010


Models, pre-runway show... We had 15 fabulous models that tore up the Badlander last night!

Sweet enough to eat! Brooke's model got a cotton-candy hair do and some candy sprinkle lips.
Models getting the rundown before the doors open.
Let's start the show!

Many thanks to every model, stylist, DJ, photograher, bartender and audience member who made this show such an amazing night for everyone involved.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Avant-Garde Hair Show

It's been a crazy week leading up to our Avant-Garde hair show at the Badlander. So busy in fact, that we have slacked on our responsibility of taking/posting photos from this week's styles for 30 Days of Hair!

Here is a handful of photos from the prep for tonight's show. A big thanks to Megan Grotzke and Minty Fresh Photography for helping to document the night.

Also, stylists Morgan & Melinda flexed their photo skills as well to help archive another historic moment for the Boom Swagger Team!

Photos of the show to come!!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Day 20

In addition to today being busy in the salon, we also were hosting a VIP party for the Big Sky Film Festival. We'll try and get some photos up in a timely manner, but first a tiny taste of what you are going to see at the Avant-Garde Hair Show next Thursday at the Badlander.

Yea. Freakin' awesome, right?!? That is just one of the 15+ models that will be showing off the skills of our Steezy Stylists.

The lowdown for the show (if you don't already know) is as follows:

Thursday February 25th at The Badlander we're doing our first annual Avant Garde Hair Show and Live Styling Event. We'll have drink specials untill midnight, steezy prizes and you'll get to party down with your favorite Hip Strip Stylists. Doors open at 8pm and the show starts at 8:30pm. ($3 cover starts at 9pm, so get their early and stay for the Dead Hipster Dance Night!)

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Day 19

Run out of rope, tie a knot and hang on for Thursday...

Crystal was trying to channel a little bride of Frankenstein in her look. A ton of backcombing and an equal amount of Bedhead Hard Head Hairspray was the foundation for this style. A clear headband covered by a few strips of hair completed the 'do.

Morgan added some pizazz to a typical flat ironed look. By pulling back the sides and leaving the fringe long in the front, you change up a style with minimal effort.

**Even though Thursdays are one of the few days we have almost the entire staff in the salon, it also means we are super busy... hence the two photos.**

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Day 18

Wednesday won't go away...

Katie's hair has twists on the top to vary the look from a standard half up pony tail. She also had a little bit of wave in her style, which can be amplified with a simple curling spritz like Peace, Love and The Planet's Totally Beachin' Spray.

Crystal wanted to go no-nonsense today. She put up her hair in a messy topknot and pinned up her fringe. You can barley notice her crazy peacock colored hair, which is a great for someone who likes to be a chameleon with their looks.

Brooke and Kelly are back to taking their photos together, but switching up the background. Kelly has a half up/half down look while Brooke is rocking a long curly side braid. Brooke's curls will hold all day thanks to the Catwalk Curls Rock Curl Booster. Nice looks ladies!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Day 17

Give me your heart and I'll love you till Tuesday...

Katie was channeling a little Farrah today with a flipped out 'do. Her look can be done by using a flat iron and just flipping the hair outward at the ends. (a much more subtle take on the look then a full curling iron flip.)

Crystal was a curly girl today with cute piggies to top off her look. Having bold colors in your hair means different partings can change the look of your hair drastically. Parting it on the opposite side, hides a lot of the pop color for a more sophisticated look.

Brooke added some length with some kickass extensions. Her normally wavy hair gets a boost not only in length but also in bulk. While not a permanent look, definitely fun for a couple days to change up your style.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Day 16

Just another Manic Monday...
(F.Y.I. Saturday was so busy that pictures were forgotten in the shuffle!
Many apologies to those who were waiting with baited breath!)

Katie had a little wave going on. You can keep the look simple by using your flatiron to add a bit of wave to the hair without going all-out curly. Plus, using a product like the Peace, Love and the Planet's Totally Beachin' you can keep your look all day!

Morgan went for glamour-puss hair with those big curls. The larger the curling iron the better for a look like this. Prepping the hair with any of the Curls Rock products from Catwalk will help define and hold your lovely locks.

Melinda went for cute and playful. Pinning up half of your hair is the perfect way to showcase any layering that your cut has and also makes a look less stuffy and more fun!

Oh, and this is Melinda's "Last Day of Work till Vacation Look"!

Friday, February 12, 2010

Day 14

It's Friday, I'm in love...

Brooke was trying to sneak out of the salon without a photo, but we caught her mid-sprint. She kept her look smooth and straight, with a heavy side part to bring out her sultry nature. (FACT: While center parts make you look more symmetrical and thus more classically "beautiful", an off center (asymmetrical) part will make you appear more sexy.)

Curls rocked Crystal's world today! A devotee of the Catwalk Curls Rock product line, she used a bit of the amplifier mixed with the Rockaholic Rock Out Shine Blaster to prep her hair for some hard core curling iron time. Pinning up your fringe lets you focus on the curls.

Melinda packed a punch with another awesome hair accessory. A feathered clip is not only hip but also easy to put into any style without having to build the style around it. Melinda wore her hair straight and clipped the side to add dimension.

Kelly was off to sign all the papers for her new house, so we missed getting her photo... but CONGRATS LADY!!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Day 13

Relax in time it's only Thursday...

Morgan's cute do is hiding some styling secrets. Her hair is not just pinned up on the sides, but held in place by tiny braids.

Melinda is all about the profile shots this week! Having your hair up is one way to look elegant without being overdone. Lots of bobbie-pins and some slick products are how you pull it all together.

Kelly's going flat out gorgeous today! Sleek and sexy is her theme for the day. Shiny hair always starts with a great shampoo and the Health Factor line from S-Factor not only promotes healthy hair but adds lustrous shine!

Katie's look is sleek and sassy! Backcombing at the roots (along with a little Your Highness Root Boost) gives this look a lift. Pinning up your bangs can change the shape of the style and let you highlight so kickin' makeup skills.

Crystal ran out of the salon without a picture, so she had to send one via camera phone. Little braids are a quick and simple option when you feel a little rushed (or lazy!!) and still want to look cute.

Hair Show!!

Come help us the end of our 30 Days of Hair competition! We'll have a live Avant-Garde Runway Hair Show along with prizes, drink specials and much more!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Day 12

Waiting for Wednesday...

Melinda's updos are just getting better and better. A little curl can go a long way when you put your hair up and products like the Catwalk Curls Rock Amplifier can hold the look for hours.

Katie proves that small changes in style can make a big difference. Her pony is spruced up by tiny braids on each side.

Crystal took a cue from the Jersey Shore and did the Snooki poof on her locks. (One client even asked if she had a "bump-it" in.) Fortunately for her and her thick hair, a little backcombing and hairspray does the trick.

Brooke and Kelly both went for smooth and straight locks. A little help from a flat iron and S-Factor Shine Spray will tame any frizz that tries to sneak it's way in. Kelly's pinned back sides help focus her style on her kickass hilights.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Day 11

Goodbye Ruby Tuesday...

Kelly was curl crazy today! Her beautiful hair gets help holding the curl with products from the Curls Rock Catwalk line. Proof that a little product goes a long way!

Carly busts out some more accessories for today's look. And on point with the current trend, she is fully feathered! For all you crafty ladies out there, a hot glue gun and some items from the craft store could help you get custom hair accessories on a budget.

Katie rocked a side pony/bun. It had the messy chic look is pulled off well when the front of the style is slick. Just changing up the placement of your pony changes a look!
Crystal bowed down the the backcomb brush and used a very liberal amount of the Hard Head Hairspray to keep this style in place. Looked like it was inspired by the Leaning Tower of Pisa.

Morgan kept it simple with an upswept 'do. A high knot in the back and piecey layers makes this look easy but classic.