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Monday, August 31, 2009

Viv celebrates one year of Hairroin.

blog written by Viv (Junior stylist at Hairroin Salon)
This month marks my one year anniversary as a stylist at Hairroin Salon. And it's been one of the best year's ever. I love the stylists I work with and have learned so much from each and every one of them. One of my favorite things about Hairroin is that we are constantly learning, whether it's learning new techniques or just perfecting our current skills. As a salon we also do so much more. We host art openings once every three months, donate services to LAYN and do hair and makeup for fashion shows and photo shoots. I am happy to be a part of such a great, amazing and talented team.


Sunday, August 30, 2009

outreach to Lindsay Lohan

blog written by Beatrice (Senior Stylist at Hairroin Salon)

I recently wrote a blog about how pretty Lindsay Lohan's hair is.
then i saw this recent photo of her....

i'm taking back every compliment i ever gave her hair.
Lindsay, Dear, please come into Hairroin Salon. I would love to fix you up.


Saturday, August 29, 2009

Janine in Modern Salon magazine

I just came across this interview online and decided to post it. This article was featured back in January in Modern Salon magazine. Back in January Janine put together a hybrid of burlesque and hair stage show for Sexy Hair concepts. Nowadays Janine's hair is now long and brunette, and she traded up to working on the Sebastian Professional artistic team, but her interview is still very "janine".

Celebrity stylist, salon owner and founder of Haute Hollywood Locks, Janine Jarman teams up with Kitty Burns and Tristann Ford-Gordon in Sexy Hair’s The Girly Show, a platform presentation with grrl power.

My hair right now: A bright blonde, heavy-fringed bob.

My style: This season, a little Mary-Kate Olsen meets gothic Lolita.

My favorite outfit: My black puffy corset skirt with fuzzy chandeliers that I got in Japan; two white undershirt tank tops with the neck cut out; my Chanel earrings and my Christian Louboutin heels.

The Girly Show’s look: We stay loosely themed with our styles so that we look cute next to one another on stage. This year, we are going to play up the international school-girl vibe, in a fun, fast-paced, costumed, full-out burlesque review of updos and hair styles ranging from Marie Antoinette to punk rock to geisha.

My favorite accessories: Brooches! I have an amazing Anna Sui velvet bow with a magnet dangling from it so you can put whatever you want on it. I have my salon logo on it.

My “play” style: Fun and comfy. I love ballet flats and handmade knit hats. I also have colorful vintage scarves and lots of long necklaces and big bangle bracelets.

I can’t live without: Large plain white V-neck T-shirts and my long black knit sweater with oversized buttons.

My mentors: Donna Federici, former vice president of Sexy Hair, taught me to be fearless, let nothing and no one stand in your way and be sure to help others as you go. Michael O’Rourke took me under his wing and made me a better hairdresser and person. And my grandmas, who have been the voice of reason and a cheer squad rolled into one!

I’m a hairdresser because: I love to see people transform and feel beautiful in their own skin and hair (or hair for purchase if need be). It’s the best thing to feel great about yourself, so if it takes some highlights and bangs to get you there, I’m happy to help.

Why The Girly Show: The majority of hairdressers are women and it would be nice to see girls in the spotlight for a change. I’m so over in-depth hair cut demos from men dressed in black. Last time I checked, I got into doing hair so I could have fun all the time. The Girly Show is about keeping it real, looking cute, feeling great, having a kick-ass time and walking away inspired.


Saturday, August 22, 2009



This Monday night Hairroin Salon will be screening the episode of SHOtimes' WEEDS that was filmed at the salon. The event will be munchie catered by Snackbar and guests will recieve gift bags from Sebastian.


Thursday, August 20, 2009

Wednesday Night Classes

blog written by Doug (Junior Stylist at Hairroin Salon)

I just want to give Marcy Harmon (our master stylist/ teacher extraordinaire)
kudos on a great bob class last night.

A few of us in the class "tested" last night on our models. This means that after a few weeks of intense focus on learning a certain way of cutting a haircut through varying degrees of input and help from Marcy-we get to do the cut without the training wheels, and then have Marcy go through it section by section and critique our work with a final pass or no pass. The
3 of us came very close...but no cigar!

Upon checking my cut, Marcy could have easily overlooked one or two minor fixes that I needed to do to make my cut perfect. Proudly, I have to say that Marcy does not compromise the value and excellence of her craft! Where someone else would have buckled and let "good enough" settle,
she upheld her proffessionalism.
Thank you Marcy,
Your my Hero;)


Saturday, August 15, 2009


Hairroin is on facebook!

ADD US! HairroinSalon LosAngeles


Thursday, August 13, 2009

kelli's friend zac.

blog by Kelli (assistant at Hairroin Salon)

Hey Hairroin followers!!!!! i need your help! this is not a beauty related blog but just as important. my good friend zac was diagnosed with MS 2 months ago and is fighting for his life. his insurance has dropped him and he needs expensive meds to help him get better! He is an amazing person and is only 26 years old. please send your well wishes, prayers, thoughts whatever it is you do his way. there is also a bank account set up for him to help pay for all his medical needs. if you can donate anything it could help save his life., this is zac's support page go check him out and read his story. also check out to learn more about MS. I (kelli) will be heading home to do haircuts at his benefit. and in his about me on his facebook is the info to donate. and check out his myspace too, he is such a talented musician lets get that guitar back in his hand!!!!! thanks everyone for all your support and thoughts.


Wednesday, August 12, 2009

gold vs petker. fashion show

article originally posted on

Jarred Gold and Joshua Petker Fashion show!

The event took place July 30th at Club Social Hollywood- it was a collaboration between Designer Jared Gold and artist Joshua Petker, two humans i really admire! So i was flattered when Jessicka asked me to help host the event along with a ton of other super cool hosts , DJ's and entertainers (see list at Jareds website ). As a host i was required to hang around and drink Mohito's, I thought that could handle that! The only sucky thing was that i forgot to bring my camera with a flash so i only got really crappy photos of the event!!! I appologize in advance-


Tuesday, August 11, 2009

worst hair cities.

this is an interview Janine (Owner of Hairroin Salon gave to

Worst Hair Cities According to Celeb Hairdresser Janine Jarman
Aug 5th 2009 11:17AM
By Carly Milne
Fashion Trends Interviews

Back in the spring, StyleList shared a round-up of the worst hair cities across America, prompting us to seek out a master stylist to share her insights on what makes a bad hair city, and how to combat it.
But before Janine Jarman, a hairdresser with a celebrity clientele and a rockin' Hollywood salon calledHairroin, gave us her insights, she asked what's likely the question most often asked when it comes to bad hair: what's up with Kate Gosselin's 'do?

"I don't know where she's from, but her hairdresser needs to have a talking to," Jarman insists. "I need to have a one-on-one with that hairdresser, because I don't get that hairstyle. A long bob in front, spiky in the back? It's two different hairstyles from the front to the back. I guess it's supposed to be a unique take on the mullet, but in reverse. That's a Midwest mullet."

As for the rest of the country?
There's no arguing with this fifth runner up. "Excessive heat is definitely a factor in bad hair," Jarman explains. "Anywhere that has extreme desert conditions, those poor clients are up against hard conditions. To combat it, they need extra product, regular treatments and serums." Anywhere that has a lot of humidity, whether hot or dry, demands a good anti-humectant, according to Jarman. Her suggestion? "Sebastian's Potion 9 is a really good, lightweight styling product that also offers protection."

Las Vegas
It's not just dry desert heat and wind that makes for bad hair in this fourth worst city. "Being a party town doesn't help," says Jarman. What's the most offensive culprit? Pools. "Chlorine is a huge bad hair factor – it's the biggest hair enemy, because it acts as a mild form of bleach. It inflates the cuticle and roughs it up. You can't just rinse it out, you have to really wash it thoroughly." Jarman says it's worst for blondes because it seeps right into the cuticle and is super hard to get out.

What ruins hair in this third-place town? Pollution. "The same thing that happens with chlorine happens with pollution," Jarman notes. "Hair has a fibrous texture, so in heavy pollution, it's going to get dirty and stained. Plus, pollution, soot and smoke don't just get it dirty, but it can seep in and keep it dirty." How to combat it? Jarman suggests a detox treatment from a product line called Dauvines, which has a leave-in goo that actually removes the pollutants from your hair.

Not only does the wet weather and humidity wreck your locks in this second to last town, but there's a shockingly small amount of hairdressers to choose from. Says Jarman, "They've got a lack of hair lovin'! It's like when you go to a small city with only a couple restaurants – if they're mediocre, where else are you gonna go eat? It's all about supply and demand." As for combating the wetness, Jarman says people need to use some kind of protector to save hair from the elements, like a lightweight leave-in conditioner, or a light serum or potion. "Even if you don't want to style it. Always put a serum or potion to combat heat elements, humidity, and smog," she says.

Corpus Christi
This Texan city had the distinction of being tops on the bad hair list. Heat? Check. Humidity? Check. And another bad hair element to round out the list? Hard water. "Hard water is a killer for hair - you can see what it does on a pane of glass, just imagine what it does to hair," Jarman warns. So how to fix it? "Everyone should be using multiple products: leave in conditioners, anti humectants and the like, so their hair isn't getting filled in with hard water."

So there you have it. You might live in a bad hair city, but at least now you have some tricks to combat it.


Monday, August 10, 2009

mug shots on mopshots

blog written by Beatrice (senior stylist at Hairroin Salon)

We've got some new hairstyle photos up at MopShots is a rad site that helps internet surfers find a salon that is doing exactly the hair styles you've been looking for. An idea so brilliant, i wish i had thought of it.

If you are a client of Hairroin Salon, please submit some photos to mopshots, we'd love to see you up on here...


Sunday, August 9, 2009

Always On The Cutting Edge – Coco Moto Chanel

Written by Mattfromotm (friend of Hairroin Salon)

Karl Lagerfeld has been mentioned in this blog quite a few times. He is a fashion GOD. At the Chanel photo shoot on Rue Royale in Paris, Chanel released their new press kit (an old café racer style bobber) I saw it here first . Not sure what the add was all about, but custom motos and fashion usually do not go together however it is officially pulled off in this pic. Kudos to Karl, and whom ever built this beautiful café racer (Chanel logo back fender).

Just pretend you can’t see the prop up training wheels holding the bike up.


Saturday, August 8, 2009

live internet show?

blog written by Janine (Owner of Hairroin Salon)
hola .... soooo we are taking a break from stickam for now. but I'm interested in exploring other weekly video options. what are some other online channels that all of you watch? do you think twitter cam would be a possibility? let me know what you think by comenting on this blog. also... who are some guests you would like to see? and would you like to see a make over each episode? I'm so interested on your feed back so hopefully we can have a strong second go at this live video chat deal :)


Friday, August 7, 2009

Roosevelt hotel teams up with hairroin

blog written by Reyna (Senior stylist at Hairroin Salon)

Who loves sitting by the pool? Have you been to the Roosevelt hotel on Saturday or Sunday for their pool side party's they have. Every weekend throughout the summer. Hairroin salon is going to start showing up and offering Pool side hair treatments to keep your hair moisterized while you work on your tan. If you never checked it out you probably should, its a great way to spend a lazy weekend afternoon.


Thursday, August 6, 2009

product junkie.

blog written by Vanessa (Senior stylist at Hairroin Salon)

happy summer everyone! i went and spent a nite last weekend
close to santa barbara and it was nice it was so good to get away.on that note i am loving the texturizer defining spray by davines it supports those easy beachy styles and its easy to use. cheers

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Danicka Patrick at the Espy's

blog written by Janine (Master stylist and Owner of Hairroin Salon)

A few weeks ago i did my racecar driving client danicka's hair for the espys. she wore a lacey dress by Stella Mcartney so we decided to do a twisted up style. i used extensions to make her twist a more exagerated wrap. i also used Sebastian Shaper fierce and halo mist to finish the style. it is always fun to do glamor hair!


Tuesday, August 4, 2009

blog written by Beatrice (Senior stylist at Hairroin Salon)

I never understood people's obsession with Lindsay Lohan. Who cares who she is dating, what she's drinking, or what leggings she has on?...
That is until she was recently on the cover of NYLON magazine. I found myself ripping the pages out of the magazine, i am completely obsessed with her hair!

I think most people would agree she looks best as a redhead, but this is my most favorite of all the reds she has previously experimented with. I love the extreme length of her extensions, and her perfect golden balyage (painted on highlights at the ends of her hair). Beautiful.

I wish i would have expressed my love for her hair sooner, it seems i have spoken too late. Lindsay Lohan has apparently gone back to blonde.



Monday, August 3, 2009

Karla Deras + Irene

I came across a new website recently... One of my clients was featured on it, Karla from for having a stylish haircut done by yours truly. If you havent gone to Karlas website, you need to. That girl is on top of whatevers HOT right now. When I got the link that featured Karlas haircut I responded to the blog host, and she was happy to give me an interview. The first of many hopefully. Here are the links check them out and feel free to leave a comment.
Thanks for all your support!

Awhile back I wrote about Karla of and her inspiring haircut. I truly fell in love with this cut, and it seems like quite a few of you did too.
Well, I have good news! Karla’s stylist Irene from Hairroin Salon in Hollywood is here to share her tips and tricks for achieving Karla’s hairstyle. So now you can get this amazing look for yourself.
Hair On The Brain: Karla’s cut is one of my favorites. What was the inspiration behind it?
Irene: Karla brought me pictures of Rihanna and Agyness Deyn, and we kinda melted the two looks together. Right now that is a big trend, men are wearing longer, shaggy, loose textured shapes, and women are wearing structured shorter shapes that still have a soft femininity to them.

HOB: For readers interesting in getting a similar cut, what would you recommend?
Irene: Well, if you have thick, wavy textured hair (like Karla) then ask your stylist for a ’straight-razor’ hair cut. I used a Bumble & Bumble razor cut as my foundation to create this shape. If you have a finer/thinner texture, then I suggest having your stylist use shears instead. A straight razor helps to remove weight, so on fine hair it could make it too stringy.

HOB: What is key to maintaining this look once you leave the salon?
Irene: Products! Products! Products! I used Sebastian Shine Define Hairspray and a flat iron to place the loose curls in the top section, and finished with Sebastian Craft Clay to give the style some matte texture. I love using matte products because it doesn’t look like you have anything in your hairstyle.
HOB: Is upkeep tricky for this length of hair?
Irene: Not at all, but the trick is to texturize the shape EVERY OTHER visit to the salon. That way you don’t end up with shredded hair.
HOB: What will be the big hair trends for fall?
Irene: Deep set hair-gelled side parts or up dos that are off the face. I’ve also seen a lot of headbands lately.
Major thanks to Irene and the always rad Hairroin Salon for this interview. And of course, thanks to Karla for being a great source of inspiration.


marcy gives kara a makeover.

blog written by Marcy (Master stylist at Hairroin Salon)

My client Kara- who has platnium blond hair with extentions to her waist- was ready for a change. I have to admit I was a little nervous because doing a change on platnium hair= hard to go back if they are not into it. You really have to make sure they are ready. So kara and I have been talking about it for a while and I was sure she was ready for something big. We decided on a super dark brown with cool undertones. The dark brown before black. In order to make bleached hair dark you must add in the missing pigments- the ones you removed when you bleached it. I filled her hair with 5/6g(midway coutour) mixed with 1/2 each of gold, orange, and red super mix from color perfect. Applied this from the line of demarkation to the ends. Under heat for 20 min. Rinse. I applied 33/0 koleston perfect with 10 volume peroxide to the roots and 4/0 with 10 volume to the more porous ends. Beautiful! Super shiny and even. I replaced her blond extentions with the new
darker version and viola! She looks so awsome... It was a super fun project- sorry about the hair nerd formula included!