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Holiday Hair 2011



When Studio 229 Hair Design and Spa thinks of Holiday Hair we think of the total package. We think of the hair cut, we think of the hair color and we think of glowing skin. We also think of a beautiful dress that wows those around you. Isn’t it nice to know that when you get ready for that holiday party that you are looking great? Well we here at Studio 229 are here to give you some simple tips to help the most everyday girl look her best for that up coming holiday event.

Lets start with the hair cut. If  it has been awhile since you have had a hair cut well ladies it is probably time to get a hair cut. We know that it is the season of giving but one must also give a little to themselves. Even if you plan to wear your hair up some of those ends will poke out and hopefully you will wear soft curls that will hang lose and some ends will hang down. A good hair cut is one of the most inexpensive ways to make your hair behave and to keep it looking it’s best. Lets take a look at a couple of holiday up dos:

All of these hair styles are soft and flirty. They are feminine. The girls dress’ are pretty and their skin is glowing. Lets look at some more pictures of the total package:

Kerry is for sure the total sexy beautiful package. These last two images have great accessories. This is great because it can take a simple up do and make it look formal or much more “done”.   Accessories  for your  hair can be purchased at any mall or department store. Putting your hair up can be easier than you think. If you start at the base of your neck and back comb your whole head of hair. Be patient and take small sections of hair. Curl your hair before you start. Hot rollers are the easiest method. Use lots of hair spray. Aerosol works the best because it drys the fastest. After you have your hair back combed use 3 imaginary sections; lower, middle and top. Begin to roll the lower section in a tight roll keeping it close to the nape of the neck and start to move upward toward the mid section incorporating that hair into your hands the clip and roll the hair into itself:

These pictures help you to get the idea. If your hair is long you can tuck, if your hair is shorter you will need to pin. You can leave some hair out on top for curls and pinning. Also, for a softer look than shown in these two photos pull some hair down from the bottom of the neck and put some barrel curls in with a curling iron. These photos are merely for an image of how to pull and twist your own hair. Here are some examples of what could be done after you have twisted your own holiday hair.

Holiday hair for 2011 is fun and flirty. It is bold and pretty. We at Studio 229 Hair Design and Spa hope that you have fun with all of your holiday parties and holiday hairstyles this season. We are always here to assist you. Whether you need your color touch-up or your hair cut we are here to give you glowing skin with our anti-aging facials and our glycolic peels and microdermabrasions. Check out our web site at

Urban Male Haircut

Let’s look at the urban male haircut. The fastest growing market in the hair industry is mens’ hair. With men representing at least half of the population it comes as no surprise. Men want to look good and do not want to trust their GQ looks to a barber any longer. They are faithful clients who stylist can rely on to return in a timely manner. Gentlemen are even turning to color to perfect their fashionable looks and their trendy hair cuts.

Just a little color in the front








Men realize that when they look good they feel good. They know that they are more confident when they look good which can mean an edge on the competition or even a salary increase. Looking good and taking care of yourself is synonymous with success.

What is looking good for the 2011 urban man? Studio 229 Hair Design would love to show all you  beautiful men:

Great 2011 mens hair cut









Although this hair cut is a little long on top it is edgy. It has lots of texture and he is playing it up. It could be worn less dramatic. Lets look at some cuts that are men are wearing a little less dramatic.

wavy men’s hair








No problem with these men being Hands Down Handsome! Although this guy has wavy hair cropping the sides and leaving some movement on the top allows for him to show off the great texture that his hair has without being to hard for him to maintain. Sure he will have to come in to see his stylist every 3-4 weeks and this is why we love our men so much. When women are waiting 7-8 weeks we can really rely on our guys to fill in the gaps. Lets look at more hot 2011 men’s hair cuts:

2011 trend of disconnection








Although this image is not a favorite it shows a 2011-2012 trend in men’s hair cuts. That is the disconnection between the sides of the hair and the top. See how they do not blend. Because his jaw is so square it would look much better if the top of his hair was cut straight off in the back part leaving the front the same length and then add bold blond tips to his hair for a more dramatic look. He is sporting the retro sunglasses so he should put on a 50’s tie and jacket or at least a cool button down shirt to go with his look. It is about pulling off your whole look and not just part of it.

One of the best ways to keep guys looking their best at Studio 229 Hair Design and Spa is by offering them maintenance hair cuts. Maintenance hair cuts are 15 minute dry hair cuts that are free of charge and are done half way in between the regular scheduled hair cut. Most guys wear their hair shorter on the sides so a maintenance hair cut provides them with the best service for keeping the hair cut always at its best. If you get your hair cut every 5 weeks you can probably go 6 with a maintenance. Check out our web site at


Pixie Haircut

Pixie haircut is classic. In Fashion and art, all things are cyclical. Same goes for hair, which we here at Studio 229 feel is a combination of fashion and art. At least for us it is.

To make what’s old new again and to give it a fresh take, really gets us going. Getting creative and making hair cuts new and modern is the name of the game.

We love the Pixie and are so glad it is back with a vengence. A  hair cut that was originally popular with flappers and then coined by the famous supermodel Twiggy, the pixie hair cut is timeless and (should be) effortless. A pixie cut is typically shorter on the sides with a little bit more length at the top. It’s important to keep the sides soft however, leaving just a little length around the ears and nape for a feminine look.

Twiggy, totally mod

retro Mia Farrow

Timeless Pixie Audrey Hepburn

While all of the above cuts are timeless and still totally relevant, there are ways to elevate this pixie haircut and make it more modern. It’s also important to customize this hair cut to suit your face shape and hair type.

The sleeker, shorter looks are best on fine, straight hair. You can give it a modern edge by carving out the sides and giving it a short fringe.

Emma Watson’s modern pixie

Everyone’s been talking about Michelle William’s Pixie cutCarey Mulligan’s soft Pixie is perfect for fine hair

Carey Mulligan’s soft Pixie is perfect for fine hair

For wavier, thicker hair, it’s best to leave a little bit of length for a more tousled look. Thicker hair tends to be bulkier when it’s cut too short. A little length and texture will help add shape to a pixie haircut. We are loving Audrey Tatou’s adorable wavy Pixie haircut!

Which Pixie haircut is your favourite? We love them all!

Spring Hair Color and Haircuts

Spring Hair Color and Haircuts are perfect to refresh yourself. We at Studio 229 Hair Design and Spa want to show you some great hair colors that compliment the hair cuts that are hot for the season. Not just a hair cut or just a hair color but images that go together. What is in for the season is fun and flirty. Bright and bold. The same trends that are in for fashion can be equally matched for your locks of hair. Here are some great examples:

This photo really shows off the vibrant red hair color that is hot right now and the shag hair cut that has come back this Spring season. Lets look at  more.

This hair color is much more subtle and the hair cut is classic. See how the two work so well together? It is just beautiful. The update is in the corners in the front. It adds  drama while still keeping the hair cut classic.

These straight across bangs have been in for a while now but with this warm almost orange hair color they are so, so hot for Spring. The multi-dimensional color ads color to her skin tone making her look like she  has porcelain skin.

Lastly, this image shows how a textured hair cut can bring out a dimensional hair color and make a flirty, sassy and straight across bang look so cool. Even with the warm, bold colors. Whether you are going for a subtle hair color or something bold, tying together the hair cut and the hair color should be done for best effect.

spring hair color haircuts

spring hair color haircuts

spring hair color haircuts


New Referral Promotion on Hair Services

Studio 229 Hair Design and Spa would like to introduce a new promotion on all hair services. We will be offering $10 off your next hair cut or $20 off your next hair color when you refer a friend or family member. You know you love us so why not spread the love and get a great deal on your next hair service?

We look forward to seeing you and your friends! It is time to get our Spring  ‘dos on.



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