Thursday, April 29, 2010

My What A Busy Week!

This week has been crazy to say the least! Two of our team was in Las Vegas for a national hair show for the first half of the week and came back with a ton of information and new styling goodies for the staff to "oooh and ahhh" over.

The coolest thing (besides the Twilight themed lip stain Carly got) was a couple of awesome new curling irons. Check out the double barrel on the top one!!
Reminds me of something else that is super sweet...
You also have to, or rather GET to, rock a cool black glove when using these irons because they are clip-less. (ie: there is nothing holding the hair onto the iron, it's just a hot metal wand in your hand!) So for safety sake, you get to rock a Michael Jackson vibe when using them.

We are also teaming up with the lovely staff of Betty's Divine for their Spring fashion show at The Badlander. It's going down TONIGHT around 10p and there is a $3 cover and dollar drinks till midnight!

We're also gearing up for the finale of Project Selvedge which is happening on May 7th.

And of course, we are heading into the summer which means graduations, weddings and lots and lots of hilights! So book early if you have a specific stylist that you are keen on and keep checking back for more awesome discounts and deals from your Hip Strip Salon!

BoomSwagger Crew

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Project Selvedge

For the third week in a row, we helped out fellow Hip Strip business Selvedge Studio with the hair and makeup for Project Selvedge. This week their challenge was color!!

Braided in the front and curled and backcombed on the side!

Pretty in pink!

Channeling her inner punk ;)

The final 4 looks!

The top 3 contestants will take the next two weeks to create a showcase of looks which they will premier on May 7th! You can always check out Selvedge Studio's website for more info:

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

♥ BoomSwagger BFF's ♥

BoomSwagger BFF's

While brainstorming for our new promotion, we tried to think about what WE would want out of our salon experience. In these times, I feel like any sort of break on the cost of an appointment would be much welcomed by our bank accounts! But we also wanted it to be fun... So what better way to couple discounts with fun then invite our clientele to bring in a friend and get a discount for doing so. If you (or your friend) are already part of the BoomSwagger Crew and have been to us before, your discount is 5% off any service. If you are new to the salon, it's 10% off!

So, just to clarify, both regulars? 5% off each. Both new? 10% off! One new, one regular? 10% and 5% off respectively. The one catch is that you have to book the appointments together. Which is why it's the BoomSwagger BFF Special. Just remember to mention it when you're booking your appointments!

And BFF doesn't have to mean Best Friend Forever... It could be the Boy (from your) French Final or that Brunette Fannypack Fanatic you know.

Just another way we're trying to make putting Boom in your Swagger affordable on any budget.

BoomSwagger Crew

Monday, April 19, 2010

Coolest 8th Grader You Know!

Last Saturday we had Jordan come in with a couple ideas about having pop color pieces in her hair. She was definitely nervous and her mom even said the night before her appointment she was hesitating and wondering if she should go through with her idea.

I think she made a good choice ;)

Possibly some of the coolest pop color we've had in the shop, Morgan rocked this look for her incorporating blue, green and hot pink highlights within the dark chocolate base color. I am sure she'll be turning heads at school and making everyone jealous! (I know I am a little jealous and I'm 28!!) The best part about a client walking out of the shop looking awesome is that they become a walking billboard for the salon. If they're happy, they're going to spread the word.

Dozens of times a week, we get phone calls from people who have never been in but have a friend, co-worker or even a random stranger, whose hair they loved, who had been in to BoomSwagger.

It's all about word of mouth and for that we are forever in debt to our amazing clientele.

♥ BoomSwagger Crew

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Steez from NC

Our lovely friend and former BoomSwagger client sent us this kick ass photo of himself rocking some sweeeeeeet finger waves. Not a look a lot of dudes can pull off, but then again Justin is not just any guy.
A former model for Betty's Divine and all around cool kid, he's now in enrolled in an Aveda Beauty School in North Carolina. And from the looks of it, he's at the top of his class.

♥ BoomSwagger Crew

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Project Selvedge

For the second week in a row, we helped out fellow Hip Strip business Selvedge Studio with the hair and makeup for Project Selvedge. This week their challenge was screen printing!

Retro glam with a screen print anchor! Ahoy!

Inspired by the red X's at the end of Higgins, this was the winning look!

Greek Goddess
This look had a little bit of a grunge/punk feel with a good girl on the inside ;)

All the lovely looks together! You can always check out their website for more info and see the show live this Friday April 16 @ 7pm at Selvedge Studio.

Monday, April 12, 2010

The Amazing Abby!

I wanted to take a minute to introduce our newest addition to the shop. Fresh outta school, Abby won our hearts over as a model at the Avant-Garde Hair Show and is now part of the team as a Front Desk Assistant and our shop apprentice.
The awesome thing about having an apprentice at the shop is that it gives our stylists someone to rely on when they need assistance and also lets the apprentice be paid while they are continuing their education. Salons in larger cities usually require stylists to apprentice for a few YEARS before they are cutting hair on their own. I think we are lucky to be able to provide more hands on experience while getting a great addition to the team!

♥ BoomSwagger Crew

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Project Selvedge

Last week we teamed up with fellow Hip Strip business, Selvedge Studio to do the hair and makeup for Project Selvedge. For those of you unfamiliar with Project Selvedge, think Project Runway with less Tim Gunn and more Matty...
We were lucky enough to be asked to contribute hair and makeup for the models and this last challenge was a doozy! All the clothes has to be made out of paper with additional points for use of recycled/reclaimed materials.

Here's a taste of what you may have missed...

Check out the Selvedge Studio website for more info