There’s nothing like a new ‘do to make a woman feel like a lady, and stylists at Tangerine Salon and Spa are armed with summer’s hottest trends.
Tangerine stylist Tori Brothers adds peek-a-boo purple highlights to Lauren Wools’ hair. The new mom said she wanted something different and not at all boring to update her look. (Photo by M. Hudgins)
Right now, clients of the Aveda Lifestyle Salon want to update their look with “color, color, color, and then some more color,” says Tangerine owner Jim McCarrall.
“Long hair is such in vogue right now, so a lot of changes we’ve been doing is with color and not necessarily cutting off hair,” he continued.
“Color is becoming like earrings – you can change it every time you come in – whether you’re updating something that’s old with highlights or low-lights. This is true especially with someone who is more mature; we can bring hair back to where it was five years ago with some grey and natural tones, but not as much.”
Colors don’t have to be natural, either. New mom Lauren Wools was at the salon last week to have some peek-a-boo purple highlights added to her long hair.
“I just wanted some fun and definitely not boring,” she said.
With trends coming and going, Wools says she’ll find something she likes and get the advice of her stylist, Tori Brothers.
“Trust the stylist,” she said.
Senior hairstylist Jessica Kelley said all-over color changes with subtle dimensions like deep blondes, red and brunettes are really popular. She advises steering away from the highlights seen in past seasons.
Retro 70s style has made its way from the runway to the salon, she says.
Having just returned from attending Aveda’s 2012 Color Trends for Spring and Summer event, Kelley explained how 70s trends are making their way from Hollywood to Murfreesboro in the form of braids and sock buns.
“Color blocking and high-waist bell bottoms are really big this season,” she said. “Everything is longer – from hemlines to hair. Soft bangs are really ‘in’ as well.”
To get the soft looks Kelley mentions like long bangs or a messy braid, she suggests two of her favorite volumizing products - Aveda’s phomollient styling foam and Aveda’s volumizing tonic.
“Both create body and shine but don’t leave your hair feeling sticky,” she said, adding that a popular product used at Tangerine is Aveda’s confixor gel which is great for creating definition and adding hold while blow drying.
In addition to hair color and styles, that retro 70s feel can be found in Aveda’s new summer make-up collection, Sea Blossoms, which features corals and soft peaches as well as dark blues. The hues, inspired by the colors of a coral reef, seek to emphasize natural, luminous skin.
Nail color is also bright and concentrated this year, says Sarah Allen, a licensed aesthetician and nail specialist at Tangerine.
“OPI’s new Holland Collection features hues that are both bright and bold,” Allen says. “In addition to summery corals and pinks, colors with gray undertones including blue-grays and green-grays remain popular.
To keep updated on the latest trends and cutting-edge techniques, stylists attend weekly classes.
McCarrall, says arming his staff with ongoing education helps them stay ahead of the curve and provide the best experience possible for their guests.
“We have classes going on three weeks out of every month. This way we can continue to evolve and grow by staying on top of the latest trends.”
He also points out that customization is something that’s vital to the Tangerine experience. In addition to providing “extras” like a complimentary five minute stress relieving scalp massage, and Aveda Comforting Tea, stylists are trained to take each guest on an individual “sensory journey” designed to identify and address specific stressors through aromatherapy and holistic hands-on approaches.