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Seattle Magazine: Instagram Inspirations

Hair Color, when done properly can make you look more youthful and make you feel beautiful and confident. It has the ability to define your look and bring out a great hair cut. Many factors are involved to achieve a particular hair color though. Some of those can be things you might not think about like skin tone, eye color and some more obvious like natural hair color and undertones among many others. 
When done properly Hair Color can not only change your look but it can have profound impact on how you feel about yourself and how others see you. It may be “just hair” but notice how your confidence next time you have a bad hair day or a GREAT hair day! We all have different personality types just try the Briggs/Myers test or one of the others and you’ll see how different and incredibly different we all are. Are you conservative, wild and adventurous or something else? It can also be an emotional decision so we take many factors into consideration when guests come in for a new look.

Seattle Magazine recently published an article title Instagram Inspiration: Amazing Hair Color in which they speak about the writers love for visiting the salon and posing the question “What color are you planning on playing with in the New Year? These gorgeous hair-color shots should help you if you need some style inspiration”. Thank you @Seattlemag for including us in your article among Seattle’s talented local Colorist.

Have you been thinking about a change or are you curious on what color or style would be best for you? Book a color consultation with us and we can help you find you personalities “color”.

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THE TOP 100 HAIR SALONS IN AMERICA

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Thank you ELLE magazine for voting Bowie Salon and Spa one of THE TOP 100 HAIR SALONS IN AMERICA for 2015! Since our inception in 2005 this honor has been awarded to us for 5 of those 10 years and 4 years straight. We are honored and excited to be nominated as one of the “ELLE’s Top salons in America” and will continue to bring you the top looks and trends and top beauty products to help you look and feel you absolute best.

Elle recently interviewed with Stacie to understand Bowie Salon and Spa and our successful salon culture.

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ELLE: What are the three most frequently requested celebrity haircuts?

Stacie: Chrissy Teigen, Vanessa Hudgens, and Lily Collins.

Clients trying to look effortlessly sexy, it’s Chrissy Teigen’s hair that they want. Her signature loose curls can be easily achievable- using Shu Uemura’s Texture Wave Spray in damp hair before blow-drying, and then spray a little more in before using the outside of a curling iron to give you the sexy texture you desire.

For a great transitioning cut, from their once long hair to something shorter, many request Vanessa Hudgens fresh clean-cropped look. Easily manageable, to attain this we recommend blow drying with Shu Uemura’s Ample Angora for fullness and a little bit of Shu Uemura Absolue Oil for added shine and smoothness.

Lily Collins has a unique and timeless look that many clients in the salon want to reach. Her super short cut has femininity and poise, but also an important element, versatility. By using Shu Uemura’s Cotton Uzu, it allows the “Lily look” to have a lightweight, flexible hold. It creates a soft but controlled touch while adding movement and shine.

ELLE: What are the most common celebrity hair colors requested for blondes, brunettes, and redheads?

Stacie:

Blonde clients want the Khloe Kardashian, Suki Waterhouse, and Blake Lively look. They lean towards the richness and warmth of these celebrities colours. Having varying tones of highlights, gives depth, instead of looking flat or drabby.

For Brunette’s, Olivia Munn, Jessica Alba, and Lily Aldridge all are requested frequently. Their multi-dimensional brown-jeweled tones give complexion and a warm feel.

Redheads like Emma Stone and Jessica Chastain are loved by clients because of their natural looking copper tones.

Non-traditional colors are all the hit now, check out our recent blog post about it! Looks like Kylie Jenner, Nicole Richie, and Hilary Duff are so fun and so the norm now. They’re not intimidated anymore. It’s ‘on fleek.’

ELLE: What was the single, best selling hair product that every woman in Seattle loves and is obsessed with?

Stacie: Without hesitation, Shu Uemura’s Essence Absolue Oil. It works on ALL hair types. It’s a 100% dessert must have! It gives your hair perfect hydration without any heavy greasy after effects. Clients here buy it by the case! It can also be used as a hair treatment or even put on your skin after a shower. It is universal; not only does it protect hair but it is lightweight, versatile, and smells amazing!

ELLE: What is the best product for making a blowout last longer? Why?

Stacie: Shu Uemura’s Texture Wave Spray. It’s light powdery feel with incredible hold. It works on any type of hair; anybody can use it! It especially gives great volume to fine hair, and creates definition on normal to thick hair. It won’t leave your hair feeling stiff or sticky, and gives your hair a soft, matte finish look. You can use it as a great second day hair leave-in for extending that perfect blowout.

ELLE: Predict the future: What hair product do you think everyone in Seattle will fall in love with tomorrow?

Stacie: Shu Uemura’s Essence Absolue Body Oil Spray.  It is a dry oil spray that moisturizes and nourishes dry skin. It leaves you with a smooth touch and radiating skin. Just like the hair oil it leaves a non-sticky, non-greasy leave filled with nourishing camellia oil, antioxidant rich sesame oil, and moisturizing almond oil. You can use it for your hands, cuticles, or your body. It smells like a dream come true, and it makes your skin feel and smell wonderful.

ELLE: What’s the best product for making a cut last longer?

Stacie: Shu Uemura’s Essence Absolue Oil. To be honest, you would have to shampoo, condition without ever using any hot tools. A good cut can last up to 14 weeks if you baby those ends.

ELLE: What is the best product for making color last longer?

Stacie: Shu Uemura’s Color Lustre Shampoo and Conditioner. The shampoo contains Musk Rose Oil to deeply nourish hair fibers, while protecting from color washout. The conditioner provides lightweight conditioning with a glazed touch and polished shine from mid-lengths to ends while preserving the hair color.

Shu’s Moisture Velvet Shampoo, along with keeping color, rebalances the moisture of dry hair and creates a velvety hair texture and supple touch from roots to ends. It makes your hair feeling like silk but not in the way of being heavy or greasy, but naturally soft. The conditioner is great for leaving a soft, smooth finish.

Kerastase Chroma Riche Shampoo and Conditioner is a color protecting shampoo for dry, highlighted, or color-treated hair. It moisturizes hair, leaving it supple to the touch. It gently cleanses hair, while adding softness and shine. It will leave your hair shimmering with radiance as your color stays intact.

Kerastase Chroma Captive is a shine intensifying masque for color-treated hair. It preserves color depth and shine for up to 40 days, when using the Chroma Captive 3-step system. It polishes the hair fiber from root to tip, leaving it smooth for maximum light reflection and shine. It protects against anti-oxidant aggressors and premature color fading.

ELLE: Could you weigh in on the following trends for the rest of 2015?

Stacie:

Lobs: Yes or No? No, Bobs are where it’s at.

Scrunchies: Yes or No? Not in public please

Ombre: Yes or No? No, Baby lights please

Bangs: Yes or No? Yes, So many types of Bangs!

Braids: Yes or No? Yes, Easy way to mix it up.

Colorful hair: Yes or No? Yes, because sometimes the heart wants what the heart wants.

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ELLE Magazine’s Best Hair in America 2014

Come in Today to find out why Elle Magazine is recognizing Bowie Salon and Spa as being one of the Best Salons in America for the third year in a row!

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ELLE JULY 2014We are so humble for all of the recognition we have been receiving lately and want to thank all of stylists and loyal clients for helping us get to where we are now. In July’s issue, ELLE included a ton of products that are offered and used in our salon. Like, Shu Uemura’s Essence Absolue used in our Bowie Blowout and Kératase Cristalliste Cristal Sculpt to seal and keep the shine in your hair.

ELLE wrote an article called “5 Secrets to Sexy Hair (Without a Blow-dryer)” and the stylists at Bowie Salon and Spa want to tell you their secrets too!

 

1. Have a healthy scalp! A trick to achieve a healthy scalp is to shampoo twice. The first shampoo allows the oils to breakdown from your roots and the second shampoo is get rid of all those oils from your hair.

2. Towel Dry before Conditioning! Excess water will dilute your conditioner, so make sure that you get as much water out as possible to get the full benefits of your conditioner.

3. Hot Tools! If you love the salon blow out look and want to achieve it at home, then use the right tools. Start with a heat protectant and a 1” or 1 ½” curling iron or hot stick after you blowdry your hair. Make sure to get your completely dry though. Try these products to give your hair that bounce that you desire also try Essence Absolue oil or Kerastase Immersion it’ll help make you hair feel soft, reduse frizz and help hold the hair.

4. Heat protectants! You can protect you hair with a wide range of products like Essence Absolue Oil & Cream by SHU UEMURA or Nectar Thermique by Kerastase. Use them prior to using blow dryers or hot tools. Use them sparingly and properly or it can make you hair feel weighed down however, the only way to treat already severely damaged hair is to see a experienced hair stylist and have them give you a proper haircut.

5. Get your hair trimmed regularly. Having a regular trim is very important for healthy hair. If you see your stylists consistently then you will have better results and be happy with the way your hair looks.

UPDATE(08/19/2014)- The Today Show featured celebrity stylist Ted Gibson who showed viewers how to achieve summer beach waves in the comfort of your own home! Check it out here.

There is also an amazing article on ELLE.com that talks about the Most Requested Haircuts in 2014. Come stop by one of ELLE’s-approved salons to freshen your look. Call 206 568 3300 or book online to get an appointment today! Book online

Ombré or Sombré hair color which is right for my hair?

Ombré or Sombré which is right for my hair?

Ombré Hair Color – Lightened tips and darker roots that still look natural.  A Sombre is a newer and softer version of the Ombré that looks even more natural for 2014.

Stacie Bowie and the staff at Bowie salon are specialists in this beautiful and trendy look à la Rachel Bilson, Jessica Biel or Gisele Bündchen.

Ombré hair color is still very popular but with every trend, it’s changing. It’s no longer an extreme transition from dark to light, but Sombré has taken a more natural approach by gradually blending the color from top to bottom, so that the ends are brighter.  We train our Ombré and Sombré Hair Color Experts extensively to guarantee they take the utmost care to keep your hair looking healthy and naturally beautiful.

Our recommendation: Go for a more blended and brighter hair color that enhances your features for a more natural look.

Jessica Biel represents this very well.

Read more about our Ombré at The Radar: Seattleite  and Call or book your appointment online today 206-568-3300.

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Short haircuts & hairstyles for women

Sexy short hairstyles

Short haircuts have been worn by some of the most influential celebrity women in history from Audrey Hepburn to Kate Moss to Rihanna and changing your hairstyle can be a liberating and rewarding experience giving you a sexy and youthful appearance that can make you look and feel beautiful. Whether it be a Pixie, Bob, Long Lob, choosing the right hairstyle and haircut that’s right for you and a Hair Stylist that will listen to you and create the right look for your hair type, face shape and lifestyle is very important.

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This haircut is a sexy look for the women who wants a short but trendy haircut and hairstyle.
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Stacie Bowie has been known for her amazing haircuts, hairstyling and coloring talents and has been voted or nominated “best hair stylist” in Seattle by Allure, Vogue, ELLE magazine, Seattle magazine, Seattle Met magazine, Yelp, City Search and Seattleite.com. If you’re thing of changing your hairstyle with a short haircut or just want to change your look, Stacie Bowie and the Bowie Salon Styling team are highly trained and ready to help you find you beauty potential. Book a consultation to speak with one of our stylist book a haircut and color today to find out how we can help you. All haircut and Color service include a consultation.

This before and after look we gave Taylor really shows what a new haircut can do to freshen up an already beautiful young woman

This before and after photo really shows what a new haircut can do to freshen up an already beautiful young woman

Taylor wanted a new haircut to show off her strengths and our Stylist Megan and Taylor decided to create a chic bob. It’s a short haircut that is chic and sophisticated and looks current and classic. It removed some length and weight and with the side bang it really help bring a more fresh and pretty appearance.

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Allure Magazine “Best of the Best” and Best Hair cut in Seattle 2013 is, Stacie Bowie

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Allure Magazine Best of the Best winner 2013, Best Hair cut in Seattle – Bowie Salon and Spa

Thank you Allure magazine for voting Stacie Bowie and Bowie Salon and Spa as the “Best of the Best” in Seattle and for selecting Stacie Bowie’s work as Best hair cut in Seattle 2013.

Call or Text 206-568-3300 to book your consultation or haircut appointment. *please call for appointments with Stacie Bowie.

While Stacie’s philosophy has always centered around the hair cut being the foundation for any great hairstyle – and the color providing the depth for that hair style – it’s the infamous Bowie Blowouts and finishing work that make the women toss their hair as they walk out of Bowie Salon and Spa salon feeling beautiful, confident and sexy!

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Here are some quotes from Allure Editors and writers from past years. ~

Most stylists want to lop off as many inches as possible, but Bowie suggested we grow our hair longer. “It would look foxy,” she explained—which was all the incentive we needed. After a shampoo and scalp massage, she evened out our choppy layers for a smoother, more uniform look. Before we left, she instructed us to return in three months so she could continue coaxing our short locks into a shoulder-length mane. Good things really docome to those who wait.

~ Allure magazine 2010

Growing out our bangs had left us with an impossible cowlick, front and center. We hoped that Bowie could disguise it, but she did us one better: Using a comb (and sleight of hand), she coaxed the hair so it swept to one side in a sexy, Veronica Lake kind of way. She then rolled a medium-size round brush up and down the rest of our hair—going over each section twice—for big, pinup-worthy volume that lasted for a blissful four days. Even after we shampooed, we were able to replicate her method and keep our bangs in line.

~ Allure magazine 2012

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ELLE Magazine’s Top 100 Salons in America

ELLE Top 100 2013 Cover 2013Bowie Salon and Spa nominated ELLE’s Top 100 Salon for 2015!

ELLE Magazine’s Top 100 Salons in America 2013

Thank you ELLE magazine for nominating Bowie Salon and Spa as ELLE magazine’s TOP 100 salons in America  again in 2013!! This is our 3rd nomination as best hair salon in Seattle and we are thrilled to be part of this elite group of salons that have proven to be some of the best in America.

Beautiful hair that looks natural is what Stacie is known for “blonde hair color like when you were a child” is what her clients say. She is simply the best around and really knows how to get that gorgeous color without damaging your hair. Want to know more? Book your consultation and hair appointment today by calling or texting 206-568-3300 or book online.

 

Our belief in Quality and Customer Service

We have always believed that being customer focused and delivering the highest quality of service and hair care products is what our clients want most and receiving an accolade like “the best hair salons Seattle” is very exciting. Hearing our clients say “this is the best color and best hair cut I’ve ever had!” is the most important reward for us. We spend the time to get it right the first time by allowing time to talk to you about what is possible for you hair. We look at the whole you including hair type, texture, lifestyle, style regime etc.

In the 12 years since the salon has opened, Stacie and her stylists have received glowing publicity in a variety of industry magazines, and have been recognized nationally and locally with numerous awards and accolades in ELLE magazine, Vogue.com, Allure Magazine, Seattle Magazine, Seattle Metropolitan, Sunset, Lucky and online *Yelp, Google, NWsource and CitySearch among others, including, “Best hair Salon Seattle”, “Best Overall hair stylist”, “best hair stylist in Seattle”, “Best Hair Colorist”, “Best Highlights”, (also awarded by ELLE and Allure Magazine) “Best Blowout”, “Best Hair Cut”, “Best Blonde colorist” — and “Best New Salon”.

While Stacie’s philosophy has always centered around the hair cut being the foundation for any great hair style – and the color providing the depth for that style – it’s the infamous Bowie Blowouts and finishing work that make the women toss their hair as they walk out of Bowie Salon and Spa salon feeling beautiful, confident and sexy.

Beautiful hair that looks natural is what Stacie is known for “blonde hair color like when you were a child” is what her clients say. She is simply the best around and really knows how to get that gorgeous color without damaging your hair.

*In 2012 Stacie Bowie was voted in as an Intercoiffure America/Canada Board of Director’s “Board Member” and in 2013 she was nominated as Intercoiffure America/Canada New Member Chairperson through 2016. She has served on the ICA Artist team, Cutting Council, and Color council and traveled extensively for advance training as well as teaching others advanced methods of color techniques around the globe.

Book your consultation and hair appointment today by phone or text at 206-568-3300 or book online at our website www.bowiesalonandspa.com.

Exceeding your expectations is our goal and promise to you.

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LoB Haircut

The LOB (Long Bob) has been popular for a few years now but for good reason. It’s pretty and easy to manage. It also looks good on a lot of people with different hair types and color. It’s can be styled curly or worn more straight too. If you’ve thought a different look consider LOB come in for a consultation.

Good for: Normal hair, Fine hair, Thick hair, Wavy hair

Not so Good for: Tight Curly or Frizzy Hair

Styling your LOB: Use a 1 1/4” inch Curling Iron to create loose texture beach waves. Finish with Rene Furterer Texture Spray and to add volume you can use Shu Uemura Ample Angora  Both of these products can be found in the salon or on our Online store www.shopbowiesalonandspa.com.

When looking for a cut for yourself here’s a few tips to help pick the right look for you.

1. If you not considering changing your hair color, look for a picture of the cut you like on a person with the same hair color and texture. Haircuts look different on Blondes than they do on Brunettes for example.

2. Consider your lifestyle and how much time you have to style it every morning. Precision cuts like a short Bob take more time to style. One of reasons why the LOB has been so popular for so long.

3. Our Stylist’ have professional tools and products to style your new hairstyle. It’s nearly impossible to recreate your new style at home without the products they used. Consider purchasing at least the most important styling products.

2. Face shape is an important factor. The right haircut can compliment and enhance your natural features.

The best place to start is coming in for a consultation. We listen and take the time to go over every aspect of choosing the right style for you.  Book Online or call/text 206-568-3300

Fall 2016 Glamour Issue

Fall Glamour 2016

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New Fall Collection

Stacie Bowie recently collaborated with Photographer Stephen Mitchell Gilbert and model/client Rian Buckley for this Bowie Salon Fall collection. Inspired by 70’s and 80’s Glamour and the music she loves, Stacie brought these looks together to represent Glamour, Music and Color.

The Smith’s are a favorite of Stacie’s and recent vinyl listening session brought inspiration and energy to these looks. Similar to when musicians come together to write a song they create a magic to evoke emotion in the listener, so does the hairstylist, photographer and model create their magic to evoke emotion in the viewer. A solid verse in a song is like this first look, it sets the tone of the song. This long rich wavy Brunette look brings the focus with a sexy, shiny and healthy fullness in her hair. Next the bridge, adding an element of excitement and movement with a  bright blonde highlights that then leads you to the chorus that jumps out at you in a wavy/curly blonde swirl and curl complimented by the orange/red hot dress to accent and complete the collection.

We hope enjoy these looks and we’ll see you in the salon!

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Kelley Baker Brows in Seattle

 

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Kelley Baker Brows in Seattle at Bowie Salon and Spa! #bowiesalonandspa

We have teamed up with Kelley Baker Brows to bring some of the best of Brow make up and brow shaping. Get the perfect brow and a lesson on how to shape, fill in and make you brows the very best they can be. Our esthetician Marie has been trained to help you get the brow shape that enhances your natural brow and can teach you how to recreate this look at home using the Collection by Kelley Baker Brows® which offers only the best and most essential tools for grooming and creating perfect eyebrows.

A Kelley Baker brow has a very distinctive natural look. Kelley’s technique has a minimalist approach and a stickler for straight lines. She believes the key to a sleek natural brow is not over doing it with product. Her signature collection of brow products was created to enhance the brows in a soft manner without looking like they are drawn on. The brows are the focal point on your face and an over done brow can make you unapproachable. #kelleybakerbrows

Book a Brow wax and Kelley Baker Brow lesson next time and see the difference. Call 206-568-3300 or by text or Online

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Holiday Hair Care Trends and Things we Love

Holiday kits by SHU UEMURA

There’s is nothing like being with the ones you love for the holidays and that’s why we offer this amazing offer of SHU UEMURA products you love! If you remeber these holiday kits were a SMASH hit last year and this year they’re even better. For only $106.00, $35 off… receive a full size shampoo and conditioner and receive a full size Wonder Worker FREE! Wonder Worker will make styling you hair so much easier so come in and pick up a couple while supplies last or if you prefer we ship to you free! (Free shipping on orders $85.00 and more)SHU-Holiday-E-blast-2015-Clients copy


Maison Kitsune and SHU UEMURA

New for the holiday season is SHU UEMURA and designer label Maison Kitsune colaborate to bring you a special design of the Cleansing Oil Shampoo and everyone’s favorite Essense Absolue Protective Nourishing Oil. This will be available for a limited time and while supplies last. ‪#‎bowiesalonandspa ‬‪#‎holidays‬ ‪#‎thingswelove‬ ‪#‎MaisonKitsuneforSHU‬

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The Number #1 Thing Bowie Stylists Want You To Know

Recently Stacie has been nominated as “NW Hair Colorists of the Year” by The NW Styling Awards. It is a great honor, and our salon thanks the board for the amazing nomination. Each year the nominees are to create a hair transformation using hair color to demonstrate the exceptional styling of their salon. We thought this would be a perfect opportunity to help our clients understand that these transformations won’t just happen in one appointment.

Don’t take our word for it? Celebrity Khloé Kardashian recently posted an Instagram photo of her incredible hair transformation quoting her stylist Tracey Cunningham saying, “‘wish all clients were like @khloekardashian #patient …. Don’t you? I bet your clients hand you a picture of Khloe Kardashian and say I would like to look like Khloé in one session’ -Tracey.” Khloé continues on to say, “People seem to forget that my progression from dark to blonde took time. First I was chocolate brown, and then I added some highlights, then it was my ombre phase and now I am a blonde. Point is listen to the professionals.”
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Khloe’s stylist, Tracey Cunningham, goes on to tell Allure that Khloé’s hair transformation took over 3 to 4 months, in addition to many Olaplex treatments to restore the hair bonds therefore keeping her hair looking healthy.

We recently did a similar transformation with our Stylist’s Megan for the NW Fashion Awards Colorist of the Year Nomination.

Stage 1

The first stage of the process was dedicated to lifting Megan’s deep brown hair. Stacie first bleached the ends, and halfway through the processing time Megan’s roots were bleached. The end result of this turned her hair into a “Chicken Fat” yellow. Pictured below.

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To prevent Megan’s hair from becoming too compromised, Stacie made sure to follow the color with an Olaplex treatment. This helped make the bonds of her hair stronger. This treatment helps push the limits of your hair, while still ensuring that hair will not be too damaged from the bleach.

The total process took approximately 3 hours.

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Stage 2

Next, Stacie let the hair rest and air oxidizes for 48 hours. It was left alone to allow the pigments to settle and give the hair a break. This allows the next stage to not act too aggressively on her hair.

Stage 3

The next stage required the same process as done before. Three hours of lifting, but now to the palest yellow possible. This color was a light yellow, similar to the inside of a banana peel.

After the color was lifted, Stacie controlled the pigment through toning. This adds back in the color she wanted, while canceling out color that she didn’t want to see.

Stage 4

The next stage was to finish with a luxury keratin complex treatment. Megan highlighted that this was the best part. By adding in more keratin to the hair, it “fills in the potholes” of the hair cuticles. It allows hair to be stronger, reduce frizz, and reduce blowdrying time significantly. Megan says, “Keratin Complex gave my hair an extra element of lusciousness, it’s amazing! It holds my styler longer, and it made my hair so shiny, even after all the coloring.”

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Stage 5

After Megan’s hair was the right shade that Stacie wanted, all that needed to be done was add in the color. This is the final stage and got her to this beautiful light blue.

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When asked about this process, Megan said, “Remember that when changing your hair color it really changes your entire lifestyle. It takes a lot of devotion: changing your make-up palette, changing your clothes, and maybe even your eye brow color. This process could take weeks, and it will require lots of work. But the outcome is amazing, unique, and I couldn’t be happier.”

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Due to circumstances, we were able to fast-forward Megan’s process. However just like Tracey Cunningham stated, it took Chloé 3 to 4 months to achieve her look. We would like to remind everyone that everyone’s hair is different and all take time. Just like Tracey, we believe that to get a certain look clients must be patient and realistic. We can get you to the desired look but it may take some time, and 100% commitment. It won’t happen overnight but we promise to get you there!

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Bowie Salon Takes on Style Fashion Week in NYC!

September 10th, 2015.

Stacie Bowie has friends in high places and when the top fashion houses in NYC need great stylist to help style hair for their fashion shows they now who to call. The Bowie Salon Team was honored to be invited to join the Keratin Complex team this year in NYC. 20 designers in 3 days styling over 600 models! We believe education is very important and challeging ourselves builds charactor and strength so when Stacie Bowie had to bow out do to other responsibilies,  she chose Sarah and Karie to go to New York City to embark on the most iconic, pivotal week in fashion and beauty to represent the Bowie Salon Styling Team!

Nerves were high, but excitement and morale were even higher. Not knowing what to expect, they were so excited to just have this opportunity to learn and grow as stylists.

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Style Fashion Week is a 5 day event where the top, most talented designers are able to showcase what they have been working so laboriously on. Our stylists, along with Woody Michleb and the 20 other stylists from Keratin Complex, helped the designers achieve their looks; over the next few days, Sarah and Karie would help the team style over 600 models.

When asked about their overall trip, Karie said, “It was absolutely amazing! It was great to get involved with something that I have never experienced. It was great to see Woody work his magic backstage, he is a pro at what he does, and I had never him in action before. Working in a different setting, outside the salon, is exciting; it’s so fast pace and the pressure you put on yourself to do perfect can be stressful, but that’s where you learn and improve.”  

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We asked Sarah what the most popular look was on this year’s runway and she said, “We did a lot of variations of the pony tail. Whether it was slicked back, low, or slicked back and down, it was a big hit. Twisting the classic pony is a great way to look fresh and it works well with all the looks on the runway.” Sarah was so happy to head to New York. She says she absolutely loves it there and going there for hair made it even better.

An interesting point Sarah made was that the stylists were taught the looks right before each show. “It was all so quick, some of the designers hadn’t even thought about what they wanted the model’s hair and make-up to be so everything was on the fly.” She said that it was all a team effort, when someone needed help people were there to fix something. “This was a team-orientated event, and it just shows how important working together is.” Sarah also mentioned that she was able to work with all different types of hair, which helped her learn a lot as well.

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It’s safe to say that Style Fashion Week left our stylists speechless. It was a pivotal moment for the designers, but also for our stylists. We are so happy that they could attend the show and learn so much!

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The Newest Hair Cuts to Try This Fall!

As our summer tan begins to fade away and the weather starts to become a little cooler, we need a new, refreshing look to compliment the fall season. We’ve seen in latest celebrity hair that everyone is going shorter and shorter.

 

Bye-Bye Long Hair!

Start fresh this Fall and try what Amanda Seyfried did, go shoulder length! It may be a frightening idea to those who love their long locks, but it can make all the difference! It gives you a healthy-looking feminine look that will WOW everyone when coming back from the long break. It’s easily manageable and appropriate for all ages. It will leave you with a freeing feeling! If you are bored with a bob, take this new style to change your look. Swingy shoulder-length layers that graze the collarbone suggest a fresh, feminine new length that’s entirely attainable by fall!

Bangs, instead of Botox

Did you know that a facelift or botox aren’t necessary to look younger? Bangs are a simple solution to making you look more energetic and youthful again! Blogger Pernille Teisbaek shows how versatile bangs can be. Whether they’re heavy in the front, have a discrete split, or swept to one side, bangs can trim years off your age and give you a fresh, natural look! They are easily paired with long, medium, or short-length hair. Bangs and Fringe also accentuate your cheekbones and bring more attention to your eyes. Longer sweeping graduated layered bangs that frame your face and can make a round face appear longer and leaner. It can soften a look, or accentuate others, it’s versatility it why we think it’s a great look for Fall, or any season for that matter!

The “New” Shag

Short to mid-length messy-looking hair. Usually just hitting below the chin, this look is making a comeback in new and interesting ways. The shape is simple, but so versatile. It can be manipulated into different looks that will make any face shape flattering. Whether you have fine or thick hair, it will keep it’s effortless look and shape. The natural curls and waves of your hair will give texture and dimension to hair. This haircut is incredibly easy to manage, while still looking put together and clean. Stars like January Jones, Emma Stone, and Rose Bryne pull off this effortless, shaggy look.

All looks and more available on our Pinterest!

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Hair Color Trends for Fall 2015

As our summer tan begins to fade away and the weather starts to become a little cooler, we need a new, refreshing look to compliment the fall season.

The newest member of the Ombre Family

Babylights are still one of the biggest hits of the year! Celebrities like Jessica Biel, Lily Aldridge and Chrissy Teigen have been rocking this look for some time now. This is a subtle, “sun kissed” blend of colors that make you look like you just came back from a nice sun-filled vacation. Although this is becoming more of a common trend, Bowie Salon has been perfecting babylights for years. Unlike Ombre where there is a distinct, bold contrast, Babylights are soft, strategically placed strands of lightened hair. It’s so fine and delicate that the look is very natural. It’s as if you were born with them. Stacie Bowie describes them as “the type of hair you had when you were young,” hence the name. This look is great for all types of hair, and is very low maintenance. Babylights help give your existing style a more dynamic and healthy look.

If you can’t choose, go both!

Bronde, when it’s too difficult to take a stance on the blonde vs brunette debate, now there’s no reason to choose. Blake Lively, Cara Delevigne, and Gigi Hadid have been some of the latest celebrity to staple this look. If you can’t differentiate if a celebrity’s hair is either brown or blonde, most likely it’s both! Bronde is a blend of caramel shades and warmer blondes weaved together harmoniously. It works for any skin tone, and any hair cut. It’s a great transition to the summer hues into the cooler fall colors. It’s so versatile and subtle, it works on just about everyone. Having the mobility to go so many different directions with this look, going Bronde seems like the perfect option this fall. 

The New Strawberry Blonde

Strawberry Blonde to another level! We’re not sure what to call it yet but we are seeing more and more stars choose to color their hair in different untraditional shades. It’s not quite pastel but just the perfect amount of color to completely stand out. The newest blonde has strong hints of rose gold, making hair shimmer with soft pinks. The latest celeb rocking this look has been Giuliana Rancic, but don’t worry this look will soon become the latest trend. Featured on the newest issue of American Salon, Ted Gibson styles this models hair beautifully.

Who Doesn’t Love Chocolate

In the coming cooler months, this rich, deep reddish brown shades are the obvious color choice. If you are trying to go for a sexier, edgier, and more mysterious, this may be the perfect style for you. Recently, all the blonde stars are switching over to the dark side, like Lily James and Emilia Clarke. Think richer and bolder, giving you a dominant, strong look, but totally understated at the same time!

All look available on our Pinterest!

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Trendy Hairstyles When You’re on the Go!

As Fall approaches, we fall into our daily routine of class and work. Don’t let your hair fall into a routine! Mix it up! This fall try out these different and EASY hairstyles when you are on the go. There are a twist on the classics you already know.

 

The New Waves

You can never go wrong with a beachy wave. It has been the look of the year and there and so many different techniques to achieve this. The key is, the effortless, the better! Which means, this look should take you minutes, or at least take you time the night before! In the newest Allure, they trademark “The New Waves.” It’s a less curlier version of the classic. Spray a beachy wave spray, like Shu Uemura Wonder Worker, which helps encourage the natural bends and waves of your hair. Braid damp hair and let it air-dry, then undo for effortless perfection. Finish off with Shu Uemura Texture Wave to create a “not-too-matte” “not-too-glossy” look. A middle part is a key to this look too.

Sleek and Straight

The sleek look has hit the most popular runways this year. It’s a great, easy look, and extenuates your outfit perfectly! To create this look start with stick-straight hair, and then create a deep part to one side. The deep part is also the newest thing. Brush hair and secure into a low pony tail. Spray with Kerastase Laque Dentelle hair spray so that there are no flyways. This look can be created in moments! For added bonus, secure your ponytail near the ends of your hair. You may need Texture Wave Spray to keep the ponytail from falling out.

Half and Half

Late for class and got crazy bed head, this look can be achieved in a matter of seconds! Another Half up and Half down look that has been a major trend, the Half-Up BunSeen on stars like the Olsen Twins and Dakota Johnson, this look can be so simply executed at any moment in time. Rather than pulling all of your hair into a topknot, all you do is take the top section of your hair, loosely twist, and tie. Let the rest of your locks flow! It’s flattering and all the cool girls are doing it.

The Knot

We all know the classic go-to look for second day hair is the top knot. This is the updated, new version, The Knot Bun. With second day hair, or using Texture Wave, take two sections of hair and physically knot your hair. The finishing spray will help that knot stay in place. Secure with bobby pins. Leave the two ends out, or bobby pin them in. You can also braid two sections, and then knot them together to add more dimension. Use Kerastase Laque Dentelle to secure and finish the look.

All these looks can be found on our Pinterest!

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