Hi! I'm Kristle. Welcome to my website and blog; I'm so glad you are here. Please poke around as I will be adding new content regularly. I'm hoping you will be able to come here for fabulous hair tutorials, insightful beauty articles, recommendations for the best beauty products around and the occasional rambling blog post.

I am a self-confessed beauty addict so I will be sharing everything I know with you. Please feel free to email me or leave a comment and let me know what type of content you'd like to see.

Friday Favorites Friday September 1, 2017

I'm so excited to share my favorites with you for my first "Friday Favorites". There are always sooo many products and tools I want to share with my clients and one of my sweet clients suggested I put it right on my website & blog here...so that's exactly what I'm going to do!



First off, this Divine 100% boar bristle brush from Olivia Garden is EVERYTHING! I use it to smooth hair into a pony, brush through curls for a soft wave and my girls LOVE it for brushing their own hair because it doesn't tug or pull. It is far better than any boar bristle brush I've used and anyone I have used it on has said the same!

Second, I truly do love Kerastase! I hope you do too! Not only does Kerastase smell divine, it is one of my favorite luxe products to use. This particular product, the Fluidissime spray is an absolute must for taming wild hair. I use it to smooth out anyone with naturally curly, wavy or frizzy hair after using the sister shampoo and conditioner in the same line. It is absolute magic in the hair and will leave your frizzy, curly hair smooth, shiny and smelling fabulous! You can pick it up at the salon!

Give the Gift of Great Hair


Many of you are looking to give a gift card for my services and I'm thrilled to announce that now you can!

The gift of great hair is perfect for birthdays, an anniversary, get-well soon gift, grad gift and more!

Click on this link to give the gift of great hair today! As always I am very thankful for your referrals and make sure to treat all my new guests well and give them the best hair ever!

Here is the link once again for those of you looking for the perfect gift...



Why You Should Pre-Book Your Appointments



Most of my clients pre-book their appointments with me, which is wonderful for both my client and myself. What does pre-book mean? It means they make their next appointment for 4-6 weeks out before they leave our salon. Why is this important? Let me first explain what happens when you don't pre-book...

You leave the salon loving your fresh new 'do. You go home and about a  month later you realize your regrowth (roots) are growing in and its time for another appointment. You get busy or perhaps I have a busy/booked schedule and you then you don't get in for quite awhile. Maybe it's 8 weeks...maybe 10...maybe more. Nonetheless, more than 6 weeks have passed since your last appointment and your roots are bad and we finally have the opportunity to color your hair.

Now you are leaving the salon and you notice that your hair has some inconsistencies to it or some banding through your color. This isn't some weird color fluke. This is because at that 6 week or less appointment, we can color your fresh hair growth at its peak. Once it has grown out a bit more, the area to color is too large and can create inconsistencies thanks to things like product build-up and the fact that some of that regrowth is farther away from the scalp which means it won't heat up from your body heat the same as the regrowth that is close to the scalp will leaving you with an inconsistent color. Thanks to your body heat coming off your scalp, hair color can react differently in the different growth zones.

So bottom line is that if you want award-winning hair, you need to be consistent. Make sure to pre-book your appointments 4-6 weeks out for regular color touch-ups.

*Balayage color is a low-maintenance lightening option for those who aren't concerned about covering gray and don't want to come in as often. Ask me about balayage at your next appointment.


iStyle

I am thrilled to be working with my favorite salon tool company, Olivia Garden. I have had the opportunity to help design a number of items including brushes and a stylist bag. Some of you may remember me taking a couple days to do a video and photo shoot for the new iStyle and Speed XL brushes. I styled all the hair and acted as the on-air stylist for all the videos and photos. Take a look at the videos below and see what you think. Next up, I am flying up to Seattle with Olivia Garden to educate other stylists on how to use these fabulous brushes.



Friendly PSA for 2017

Greetings Clients & Friends,

I would like to first take this opportunity to thank you for your patronage. I am continually grateful for each and every one of you! I want to let you all know that effective January 1, 2017, I will be implementing a small price adjustment for select services. This will be my first official increase on services since 2012. In the past several years, price of color, products, tools & rent have increased rapidly while my prices have stayed the same so bear with me while I adjust everything to accommodate these increases. Please see below for an updated service menu:

Haircuts
                Childrens (under 12) ~ $30
                Men’s ~ $35
                Women’s ~ $50
                Fringe Adjustment (bang trim) ~ FREE for existing clientele

Color Services
                Partial Highlight (partial top and around face) ~ $95+
                ¾ Highlight (top, around face, crown and sides) ~ $125+
                Full Highlight (entire head) ~ $150+
                Balayage (hand-painted, french-inspired hair color) ~ $175
                Color Touch-Up (within 6 weeks of last appointment) ~ $75
                Color (all-over or more than 6 weeks since last appointment) ~ $90
                Redken Chromatics Color Touch-Up (within 6 weeks) ~ $85
                Redken Chromatics Color All-Over ~ $95
                Color Gloss ~ $50
                Additional Color, Toner, Highlights or Lowlights with a color service ~ $30

Specialty Services
                Blow-Out ~ $40
                Blow-Out Tutorial ~ $50
                Kerastase Treatment ~ $30 (add-on to any service)
                Agave Smoothing Treatment (natural alternative to a Keratin) ~ $150


It is my goal as I continue to grow and see more clients that I will continue to exceed your needs for hair care. You will notice that I’ve added a few extras to the menu including a blow-out tutorial service. Please ask me about it at your next appointment! In addition, I am currently accepting new clients and I’d love some more just like you! Refer a new client to me and you’ll both receive $20 off your next color service! Your friend will receive $20 off their first service and you’ll receive $20 off your next service!

Thank you for your understanding and continued patronage.

Warm regards,


Kristle Jones

Emma Roberts Oscar Party Makeup Tutorial


Every once in awhile, I get to feature some really fabulous beauty professionals in my work as a blogger and writer. I was so pleased to get the opportunity to highlight the very talented celebrity makeup artist, Lauren Andersen and the look she created last night for Emma Roberts at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party. I thought Emma looked absolutely perfect and wanted to share how to recreate her look. Thank you Lauren for sharing your secrets...


Lauren’s Inspiration: Graphic glam.

Eyes: To create a modern look, she lined only the center of the lower lash line with Avon Glimmersticks Eyeliner in Blackest Black and didn’t use any eyeshadow in order to create a more graphic look. She finished the eyes with Avon Big & False Lash Volume Mascara in Blackest Black.

Face: Lauren started with Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation. She added Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush in Luminous Flush and added Avon Ideal Luminous Blush in Classic Aura.

Lip: She finished off the look by applying Avon True Color Perfectly Matte Lipstick in Ravishing Rose to her lips.

If you recreate this look, be sure to use the #kristlecouture so I can see it too!