Bookmark and Share

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Hairroin Holiday:

Holiday Men's Gift Bundle

Happy Holidays!!! Stuck on what to buy your favorite guy for the holidays ?! Stop by Hairroin salon and check out these really cute Men's Holiday Gift Bundles!!! The perfect gift for that special guy -  Whether he's a gentlemen with a classic style or the bad boy who stands out, send him into the new year looking sleek, smooth and handsome for the New Year! And since you're stopping by, be sure to take a look at some of our mens products too! A few add ons never hurt nobody!

Men's Holiday Bundle

Follow us on Twitter @HairroinSalon or Instagram @HairroinSalon and share with us some of your holiday gift ideas for the gents!!!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Holiday Hairroin

Holiday Hairroin:Christopher Brown
This year for the holidays, Hairroin received such an awesome gift! Our good friend, and celebrity interior designer, Christopher Brown decided to come and spread some Christmas cheer and fabness throughout the salon! 

He turned the salon into a chic winter wonderland...Hairroin style of course

Q: What was your thought process while decorating the salon?
A: Whenever I start any job I begin by assessing a company’s image and how they sell themselves to the public, with an emphasis on the branding guidelines they've previously established. Hairrion's style relies on the merging of an eclectic old world charm and industrial ambiance accentuated with the visual appeal of an old apothecary. My goal was to concentrate within the realm of the early 20th century, when there was still a romantic air about Hollywood. I also love to incorporate items you would find in a typical hair salon, whether it be done with images or items.

Q: What materials did you use to accomplish the look you were going for? 
A: The majority of the materials consist of paper or paper based products, modeling wire, electrical cord and lighting with various existing decor.

Q: How long does a job like this take?

A: Every job is different, but I can say that the more handcrafted items required in any project affects the time needed to see it to completion. The current window includes many of these items which invariably led to a longer creation period.

Q: What was your inspiration?
A: With any window display I try to incorporate the time of year while tying in my own personal style. Halloween was inspired by a Victorian era wake similar to something you would see in a New Orleans Plantation or at the Haunted Mansion in Disneyland. I included the visual style of classic monsters with extravagant hair dossett against the silhouetted style of Victorian portraiture. With the current Winter Windows I wanted to create a handcrafted feel to stand against the pre fabricated blandness of everyday life. I happen to like the idea of a little roughness as it lends itself to maintaining an organic feel, while helping to draw in the viewer. The overall inspiration for this window theme was finding the light and warmth in the overwhelming silence of an endless winterscape, which I believe describes Hairroin very well. Every snowflake is unique and I believe that Hairroin is just as much so with its mix of talented hair artisans.

Q: How long have you been working with Janine and Hairroin Salon?
A: I met Janine through my good friend Jared Gold, He has been working with Janine for many years and she mentioned that she wanted to do something different fun with her windows. In May we started working on them as a collaborative effort, with the installation of the summer windows, the Hairroin pop-up salon and a recent photo shoot. Jared has been very supportive behind the themes of each window! He has been a tremendous help in the brainstorming process, along with other key people in my life. I love to bounce Ideas off of them!

Q: Do you decorate for all holidays?
A: The idea is to do 6 different themed windows a year, constantly keeping it fresh, primarily based on the season with a few holidays thrown in.

Q: So tell us! Who is Christopher Brown and what is he passionate about? How did you get your start in this industry?
A: I have always had a passion for creating rich and inviting environments for others to escape within and have been doing so since I was a little boy. That then began to blossom even more so when I began working as a florist at the age of 19, picking up side jobs, doing events as well as decorating for night clubs. During this time I discovered a passion for displays and many helpful hints and methods that help me with what I do now. I had some amazing mentors and I wouldn't be able to do what I do today without them. At the age of 30 I decided to branch out into different aspects of design, starting with my own line of handmade products that I will be offering soon through my company, RedKey Designs. I also started to explore the world of jewelry making and couture fashion and I am excited to see where that takes me. I am a maker at heart and I just want to continue to create and invoke feelings of curiosity, wonder and joy through the things I love to do.

Feeling inspired?! Tell us what you think or show us some of your favorite chic Christmas decorations you've seen lately on Twitter @HairroinSalon!

Friday, November 30, 2012

Holiday Haircuts


Every year around the holidays, Janine and the rest of the Hairroin gang volunteer their wicked styling services for something charitable. Giving back always leaves you feeling ten times better than you did before! And what better way to give back than to gift an awesome haircut that will impress their entire family. So this year, we’ve decided to partner with the Elizabeth A. MacDonald Foundation and Ronald McDonald House during their ‘Holiday Haircuts’ program. On Sunday December 2nd, from 11am - 2pm, we will be located at the Ronald McDonald House in Los Angeles giving fresh holiday haircuts to kids, as well as their families, that reside at the Ronald McDonald House. Be sure to check out next week’s blog to see some of the cutest kids with their new do’s as well as event photos.

  • Tell us where and how  you plan to give back this holiday season on our Twitter @HairroinSalon

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Stylist Spotlight: Ashlee "Booji" Berry

Ashlee “Booji” Berry
Senior Stylist

What is your specialty?
Extensions, Braids, Balayage - I do it ALL!

Least favorite trend?
‘Dip Dye’ color & Box Braids

Most favorite trend right now?
I am loving masculine cuts on women!
Heavy fringe & Loose shaggy layers

Favorite products?
Oribe Apres Beach Wave Spray - An awesome hairspray that gives a nice dry texture look!
Trilliant by Sebastian - I love it because it can be used in so many different ways!
Potion 9 by Sebastian - Helps hair maintain its body as it holds - good stuff! ;)
Sachajuan Root Lift - This stuff is like magic!


Ashlee’s Motto
“If you can’t grow it, sew it!”
“Dream the impossible, seek the unknown, achieve greatness!”
“Happy is what we make it, always has been, always will be.”

Hair by Ashlee:

High French Roll

Fishtail Braid

Pulled Back Updo


Sexy Wavy Curls

Dramatic Messy Curls

Sleek High Fashion Ponytail

Stylist Spotlight: Sully Estrada

Sully Estrada
Senior Stylist

What is your specialty?
Creative, rich vibrant color and heavily textured cuts

Least favorite trend?
The dark to light Ombre look

Most favorite trend right now?
I love hair color that mimics textiles and short, blunt fringe cuts!

Favorite products?
SachaJuan Straight Out Gel - Its weightless, relaxes curls for a silky smooth blow dry - Love this stuff!
Davines Universal Polishing Coat - Great shine and control! Def a must have of mine!


Sully’s Motto
“Happiness is a journey, not a destination :)”

Stylist Spotlight: Lisa Bryant

Lisa Bryant
Senior Stylist

What is your specialty?
Creative cuts & Corrective Color

Least favorite trend?
Looking like you got dressed in the dark!

Most favorite trend right now?
Color! … I love that people aren’t afraid of color anymore!

Favorite products?
Sebastian Volupt Spray - Best volume EVER!!
Oribe Apres Beach Wave Spray - Perfect beach hair... without going to the beach!!!
Davines Balance Protective Relaxing Creme - Works like magic! Great for sleek ponytails on thick hair!

Lisa’s Motto:
“Not getting watered down by trends keeps me current and innovative. Fashion continually recycles itself, so stay true to who you are and you will always be original.”

Hair by Lisa:

Creative & Custom Color Placement

Edgy, Precision Cuts

Punk Rock Updo’s

Sleek Hi Bun

Soft Waves Glowing Custom Color

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Beauty and Braaaaaaiiiins - Zombie Pageant

This year for Halloween we turned the salon into a deathly house of beauty! We hosted our 1st Annual Hairroin Salon Zombie Beauty Pageant! This year we summoned the deadliest, bloodiest, most rottenly gorgeous zombies from all over to showcase their frightening, most disturbing talents and deathly misfortunes. At nightfall they all stumbled fresh out of their coffins to compete for a chance to win over $3,000 in prizes! And the freaks definitely came out! The air was filled with gorgeous ghouls, goblins, sexy tricks, tasty treats and bubbling liquid potions that made you feel a little…. devilish ;)

Our judges were delightfully haunted by the undead with tons of gory, decaying flesh, horrid make up, and grotesque cleavage. Repugnant and freshly exhumed zombies paraded their way across the stage while dripping with blood and some other zombified secretions. The dressing room was a fight to the death, actually, more like a fight of the undead, as they gnarled, growled and grunted for that 1st place prize. It was the formula for a perfect nightmare!

Out of the darkest, spookiest cemetery, the gruesomely gorgeous zombies showed off their freakish garb, in the most ghoulish ways possible! Each of them executing haunting performances for the talent segment - It was horridly awesome! No one has ever witnessed tricks like these done by the undead before. There were zombies rocking out, zombies singing classic Marilyn Monroe tunes, a frighteningly sexy strip tease, and blood drinking. In the spirit of Election Season, we even had a zombie display her patriotic colors in fireworks!

The scariest moment of the evening had to be Miss Intepreted as she conjured up a batch of deadly zombie blood and gore smoothies! She had the crowd groaning with disgust, and the zombies drooling with jealousy under her spell. Although the concoction was definitely a highlight of the evening, we can’t forget about Miss Conduct's horrifically awesome catwalk! That devilish sway she had was sure to scare anyone who dared to step near her runway! Miss Behave was definitely the most fashionable zombie of the night! Bringing the 70’s back from the dead! Along with exhuming herself from the grave, she dug up the most frightening clothes of 70’s fashion!

If you missed this year's monster bash, do not fret my little gremlins! You can catch all the frightening excitement here on video! Did the right costume win? Let us know what you think on Twitter @HairroinSalon. 

Special thanks to our awesome judges, @stevieryan and our amazing sponsors @space15twenty and @tendergreens! It wouldn't have been possible without you!!!