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Friday, July 31, 2009

attendees at the fashion show.

blog by Patrick (senior stylist at Hairroin Salon)

Attended the Gold vs. Petker Fashion show. Amazing crowd. Zach called it early during the preshow mingle, Project Runway Royalty. Also in attendance Angina, from Ru Paul's Drag Race. Smashing Pumpkins frontman, Billy Corgin. Super fun.


Monday, July 20, 2009

Thursday, July 16, 2009


We're seeing Hairroin logos and stickers everywhere!

If you spot them, snap a pic. We'd love to see em!.... not that we encourage anything illegal ;)
Hairroin Salon

shaving designs.

blog written by Reyna (Senior stylist at Hairroin Salon)
Wednesday evening at Hairroin we hold classes. We just finished a session styling segment.
Week 1 was all about organization.
Week 2 we picked out pictures for inspiration and then got paired into groups.
Week 3 we get to exicute the tear we picked and have a photoshot with our friend Tye Jackobs doing the head shots.
An old co-worker of mine found our education and has been attending the classes. It has been great to catch up with her after class. Hearing her talk about different ideas and all the inspiration she has found is amazing.
In talking about style and fashion and trends we picked up a free magazine. Prick from the tattoo shop down the street. Krystal pointed out the model and her cool pink leopard print on the shaved side of her head. "I would want to do something like that, but I don't know"
I said "why not, lots of people are going extreme A symmetrical, you can too".
Krystal works in orange county at a boring shop with no character so she was concerned about her stylist or clients not understanding the trend. After pointing out the mya from the sounds is rockin it. My girl Diamond Zoidal has been rockin it for years, we just shaved a diamond into her shaved spot, so cute. My receptionist Dani looks great with it too. So Krystal let me take a corner behind her ear and we tried out painting it zebra ish... I did not have any colors but cupcake and it looks a lil to skin colored in the picture, and the black stained the scalp a lil, it was fun. I really want to begin 'painting' hair more often. I really have fun trying to create something more artistic and layered.
If anyone wants a painting on there head I definitely need willing models.
Here are some pics. I need to excrement to find the right brushes and tools.
Hopefully I will be doing much more of this!

p.s. the pics are not the greatest the diamond I just had my cell phone, and my camera the flash is temperamental. I think you get the idea.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009


blog by janelle (front desk coordinator at Hairroin Salon)

After Luis pimped my brown locks recently it was hard to let go. the color blocking he did was a nice subtle change for my virgin hair but it still made SUCH a difference. check the shine and dimension it added to my hair!

before: bitchin brunette by luis

alas, it was time to be completely deflowered...something completely randomly unexpected of me....blonde! and thanks to blonde badass marcy's skills, patience and perfection i am in LOVE with my new do! completely random for me n completely f'n awesome. i <3 hairroin!

after: blonde beauty by marcy


Wedding hair tips.

blog written by Janine (Owner and Master stylist at Hairroin Salon)
weddings!!!!!! I come back from a month away and that's my world. So I have 3! Count them 3 clients getting married this month

1.Scarlet Cherry
-a foxy red head /singer performer
2. Linda Strawberry
-lovely purple locks/singer song writer/painter etc...
3. Megaina Tovah
-leading lady brunette/ actress

So all these girls need there hair done for there wedding. And here are the guidelines I think every bride should follow
-something very you!!!!
If you don't normally wear your hair up don't choose your wedding day to start!
-stick with the classics.
You shouldn't be able to tell the year of your wedding. By your hair ( ya. Should have re considered the twists with butter fly clips early 90s)
- consider 2 looks.
One for ceremony and another for the reception that is more comfortable. I recommend a look that is swept away from your face for all the hugg, dancing, and pictures
-Stick with a hair color and cut that you will most likely have the most often thru your life time. And that flatters your skin tone best.

As for me.... I think I'm just gonna wear a pony tail!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

5 minute eyes!

blog written by Kelli (assistant at Hairroin Salon) and Dalina (Senior stylist at Hairroin Salon)
(photo of some colorful makeup kelli did on Beatrice)

Dalina doesn't know how to do her makeup! All she does is foundation and mascara... Sometimes eyeliner.

So, thanks to Kelli.... We did a makeup tutorial and learned how to have amazing eyes in less than 10 minutes!!
Brushes!!! Kelli thinks that brushes are key when it comes to pretty eyemakeup. She likes the MAC 223 blender and any basic eyeshadow brush. Also, it is necessary to have a clean blush brush for allover blending.
First, start with a light base color. Any whites or off-whites. Brush it allover the eyelid, then choose your accent color. It can be used wet or dry if you want it more dramatic, mix it with your moisturizer. Then, choose a darker color for the crease. Use your blender brush in the crease in circular motions. Follow that by blending with your blush brush. Add mascara and you're good to go!!
Thanks Kelli!


Monday, July 13, 2009

Wella class

blog written by Reyna (Senior stylist at Hairroin Salon)
At Hairroin Salon we have classes on wed nights. A few months ago we had a color class and the winning team to complete the task won tickets to a Wella class at the studio. Myself, Doug, and Robyn were put on a team together and did the best overall job, including teamwork.
We recently got a chance to attend the class. It was an all day hands on class, Cut and color. We got split in the morning, half did cut, half did color and then we switched after lunch.
I got to do color first. I was so excited. Our instructor was wonderful, Color blending was the color technique we were going to be exploring. Color using the natural shaded of Wella to make natural rich looking color that still has dimension and versatility. First we talked about technique. Two basic concepts were being taught and you had the choice to pick what you wanted to practice. Both techniques required maximum 10 to 18 foils. We got to chose the color placement we wanted to use, keeping in mind we needed to give it a hair cut as well. Doug did the diamond placement, I chose to do the horseshoe placement, I kept it off set. It was really great techniques. They both utilized 3 varying shades of brown to give dimension and movement. First we had to pre lighten the hair (doll heads don’t color the same). The instructor had a wonderful technique utilizing the back of her hand as a balayage board and worked quickly with precision. Hear color placement working with foil had the same concept and she never layed in any hard lines, everything was made to melt and blend. I learned so much in technique. I love that all the concept that were being taught were open for interpretation. Everyone was encouraged to be creative and use the concept to create your own unique look.
Lunch was fabulous then we got into cutting. We stuck to the concept of movement for the cutting as well. Incorporated shape over shape cutting techniques. Disconnection with structure was the focus. Removing weight in the hair so in can move and have a shape that wrapped to the head and balances the features of your individual clients. Precision cutting was definitely the instructors specialty. Classic shapes against drastic lines and other classic shapes. Amazing concepts. Again This theory was being taught and everyone was encouraged to make their own spin on things. It was very inspiring to see what other hairstylist in different areas are doing and being inspired by. I came away with some great concepts. I have been having so much fun utilizing these wonderful bits of information.


Sunday, July 12, 2009

Cirque Bizerk

blog written by Doug (Junior Stylist at Hairroin Salon)

You must see this show downtown LA!
Tickets range from $25-$80, but really any seat under this big top has a great view. Simon and I took our dates to this wonderment. It was incredible! Our group kept on saying how we all want to go again before it leaves. There is a smaller seperate tent for pre-show, intermission, and after show party that has a full service bar with popcorn, old fashion carnival games and an old tyme jazz band that plays music that'll put you right on the Devil's Dancefloor. (while you mingle with the circus performers)This circus is directed towards the adult mentality being very sensual, playfull, dark, humorous and beautiful.
They also let you take your drinks into the big top. The show runs through July 26th,(Thursday-Sundays) so you gotta hurry!
"Themed Attire" is suggested on their website, so get all gussied up and hopefully I will see you there!


Saturday, July 11, 2009

viv + joshua lee sittin in a tree...

blog written by Viv (Junior stylist at Hairroin Salon)

I've obsessively been watching Daisy of Love on VH1 because I totally have a crush on London (aka Joshua Lee). If you haven't heard of the show, Daisy was one of the two girls Bret Michaels (lead singer of Poison) had to choose between on his show Rock of Love. Unfortunately Daisy wasn't chosen and has been dating and eliminating men on her own reality love show and has the opportunity to choose my crush, London, to be her "rockstar". He is lead singer of the rock and roll band The Party Death from New York who will soon be releasing their debut ep. I am loving the mohawk, the leather, and the tight pants. I can only hope that Daisy does not choose him so that I, myself, may have a shot at love. ; )


Friday, July 10, 2009


blog by janelle (front desk cooordinator at Hairroin Salon)

If you didn't see The David Letterman Show on June 25 then you missed a hot hot show. I know i should've been too busy mourning Michael to be lusting over movie stars but Johnny Depp and Megan Fox were BOTH just too stunning for tears. 10/10 for the hair! Check it out....


Thursday, July 9, 2009

Hollywood Chihuahua

blog by Janelle (front Desk Coordinator at Hairroin Salon) and Dalina (Senior Stylist at Hairroin Salon)

i HATE dogs! thats right i said it. but that all changed the day dalina walked into hairroin with the cutest thing EVER in her arms. meet NICO, hairroin mascot #2 (still love you mimi, i just cannot resist a pocket sized pooch. everything is more adorable in miniature no?) if you dont believe me check him out all small, scared and shaking on his first photoshoot.

model: melissa gomez from the factory revue
model: nico
photographer: lee cherry
hair stylist: dalina rebollo from hairroin
make up artist: noel nichols from hairroin

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

summer facials.

blog written by Shondra (Esthetician and Manager at Hairroin Salon)
My favorite type of facial for the summer is the pumice peel. It is a "manual microdermabrasion" facial which leaves your face looking radiant WITHOUT the sensitive after effects of a chemical peel. It is a 6 step facial beginning with a cleansing followed by exfoliation using a pumice exfoliant. It is a very fine exfoliator which "buffs" the surface of the face removing all the dead skin cells leaving the face to looking vibrant. You then follow this exfoliation with a hydrating gel mask to add hydration back into the skin after it has been exfoliated. This is followed by extraction and massage and lastly an oatmeal based masque which cools down the skin and closes the pores. If you are looking for a relaxing treatment for the summer to leave you skin glowing, whether you are male or female, the Pumice Peel facial is what you need. This facial is also great for those clients who have discolorations that they would like to work on. Best results occur with a series of 6 sessions. For more detail contact Hairroin Salon!!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009


blog written by Reyna (Senior stylist at Hairroin Salon)
It is my cousin Victoria’s senior year in high school. So that means senior prom. I got a chance to do her hair and make up. We meet up the week before the event so I cold color her Hair and she could show me pictures of the styles she was wanting. I had to see pictures of the dress she was having made. It is a pretty peach color that she did not want to clash wish her auburn hair. So I did her color a cool chocolate brown with some lighter mocha pieces of brown and added some black low lights to add some movement to her layers. And I cut her hair too.
The next saturday I came over and did Victoria’s Hair and make up. I got this really cute rhinestone bow bracelet from the salon for her and we ended up putting the bow in her hair. I just did some soft curl, and pined half up. She just wanted a simple smokey eye.
Victoria looked so great walking out the door.
Victoria sent a few pictures She said she had a great time.


Monday, July 6, 2009

The Seduction of the shave

blog written by Luis (Senior stylist at Hairroin Salon)

The shave has Simply Romanced me. Its the glide of straight razor over the chiseled features of a nervous man that invokes a sense of superiority. I think it started with the lack of male attention in my youth. I remember trying hopelessly to get through the passage of Manhood; clutching a plastic blue razor with bloody spit wads adorned delicately across my jaw. I remember trying to understand what razor burn really was. i just knew that shaving hurt, and it was totally annoying having to do it every morning. Then when i rushed the process and shaved with bar soap, i understood all to quickly what the burn of a razor can felt like. Being raised by women has ensured i can hem my own pants, launder my clothes, and prepare a Hot savory goodness that eases my hunger.
My shaves today are different. They have evolved into a ritual. Shaving has become a time in the morning when i can Honor myself and salute my face with a dangerous blade. The Straight Razor drips of testosterone (or maybe thats blood) and ensures the the beard is sliced off with the lightest touch and sharpest precision. It also exfoliates the skin better than most scrubs or face washes. A Straight razor shave allows your skin to breathe in a way that you've never felt before. It almost feels like when you go to the mountains and Breathe in fresh Air for the first time. You think to yourself
"Wow,This is.. So pure, So Clean. it almost hurts "


blog written by Viv (Junior stylist at Hairroin salon)
I recently saw IAMX for the first time at the El Rey and have basically fallen in love with Chris Corner. For those of you who haven't heard of IAMX, I would describe the music as dark, a little eighties, a little electro. I've been listening to all 3 albums non-stop since I've seen the show. The sound and performance was soooo good that I cannot wait to see them again. Aside from being a talented artist, Mr. Corner has an interesting (and by interesting I mean hot) sense of style and great hair. I recommend you check 'em out. =)


Sunday, July 5, 2009

buzz cut.

blog written by Ashlee (Junior stylist at Hairroin Salon)

Hollywood celebrity's are going over board with the clippers. what do you think ?


Saturday, July 4, 2009


blog written by Irene (Master Stylist at Hairroin Salon)

What can I say... Hairroin Salon + Sebastian= Success @ Young Hollywood Awards! Team Hairroin ( Sarah Merrie, Irene Urias, Luis Payne) were in full force with Hairroin gift bags filled with Sebastian goodies.
We had the pleasure of working with Adam Lambert, Joely Richardson, gold medalist Shawn Johnson, Audrey Kitching, Q'orianka Kilcher, Monique Colman, Anna Maria de Tagle and Jamie Chung to name a few.
We had a blast to say the least, and Sebastian is a great company to partner with. They truly understand the dynamic of the glamorous and the GLAM squad who brings it!


Friday, July 3, 2009

men's haircolor.

blog written by Patrick (Senior Stylist at Hairroin Salon)

Summer has finally hit LA full force and I couldn't take my natural color any longer. I was inspired by what I'm seeing on the street and in the salon around me. Summer is a great time to lighten up a bit so Beatrice hit me with a full out Balayage. Hand painted highlights are more natural looking even than foiling because there are no hard lines or "streaks". The overall effect is that nature took its course. My goal was color that looked like I've been driving around with the top down too often or, God willing, at the beach for a couple of weeks surfing and running in the sand. Check it out.
before (all natural)

after (men's color)


Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Che'nelle on stickam!

blog written by Janelle (Front desk coordinator at Hairroin salon)

hairroin stickam 6/19: CHE'NELLE FELL IN LOVE WITH HAIRROIN!

check out our recent stickam interview with capitol records artist che'nelle, hosted by hairroin stylist sarah.

che'nelle is one of capitol's most popular artists along with lily allen and j holiday. her single 'i fell in love with the dj' was an international hit and working with some of the top producers in NY and LA, theres a lot more to come....heaps aussie, HEAPS! hahahaa

and our master stylist sarah recently styled the pretty young people at the young hollywood awards with team hairroin and sebastian.

go girls!