Jane Iredale’s Beauty Beyond Contest

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Who inspires you? Who gave you the gift of beauty?


Jane Iredale wants to know about the women in your life who empowered you and made you into what you are today. Click the link to enter for you chance to win $1,000 worth of makeup and a personal makeup consultation and application for you and a guest!

Good Luck and Happy Mother’s Day!

Do you want that GOOD GLOW?

Introducing The Good Glow Collection from Jane Iredale!


The Good Glow Collection brings together Jane’s best selling products for cheeks, eyes and lips, to enhance your natural radiance as it soothes and protects the skin. Released date set for the first week in May. Visit Jane Iredale’s website for more information!

Blend and layer each bronzer to get your desired look on the face and body.
Mix and match all three bronzers to create a personalized look for every occasion!

Rose Dawn Bronzer contains luminous pink and copper shades.
Sunbeam Bronzer contains cool pink and bronze shades.
Moonglow Golden Bronzer contains warm golden shades.

Flirt LipDrink Lip Balm is a new peachy-pink shade that looks great with any skin tone!
LipDrink is an effective broad spectrum SPF 15 lip balm to help protect your lips and it contains rich antioxidants to soothe your lips.
LipDrink is also available in Sheer, Buff and Crush

Stop in the salon during the month of May to pick up your bronzers and LipDrink lip balms. While you’re in, stock up on the Powder-Me SPF Dry Sunscreen for your face, scalp and body to protect your skin from those harsh sun rays during the warmer months.

**Bronzers available as refills only – compact sold separately.
Bronze Refills – $44
LipDrink – $15.00
Refillable Compact – $18

Ask and you Shall Receive

I asked our amazing stylists, if you could tell your clients top five things that you would love for them to know, what would you choose? Without holding back, they delivered their lists to me and I complied a list of the ten commonalities between the list.

Please be conscious of the time.
A stylist allocates a specific amount of time for each service that he/she performs. It is important for them to follow this schedule so that they run on time for not only your appointment but for all the other appointments that they have scheduled that day. When your five, ten or even fifteen minutes late, this can really throw their carefully timed schedule off. Please remember, DO NOT PULL A NO-SHOW! It is rude and inconsiderate of your stylist. We completely understand that life happens and sometimes its inevitable but please call to let them know before your scheduled appointment.

You’re probably not going to be able to get your favorite celebrities style.
We love when you have pictures to reference what you like but keep in mind, we are not the same stylists as your favorite celebrity. Another thing to remember, your face shape, hair texture and allover look is going to be different than that celebrity. There are many different aspects to consider when getting a new hairstyle and some of those don’t always fit into your look. Be open minded about some adaptions.

Be specific with what you are wanting.
We do not get offended by you being “nit-picky”, after all, it is your hair. We want you to be happy with your hair and with us! Even when it comes down to saying that you want two inches taken off, show us exactly what two inches means to you. We want there to be no miscommunications when it comes to giving you the look and style that you desire.

Be honest about your hair.
Your the only one that knows the history of your hair! If your not honest about what you’ve had done to your hair, there is a real possibility to major damage, which we would love to avoid. We would love to know if you’ve had any other color applied to your hair before we color it or even if you’ve had any straightening treatments done on your hair. All this information matter!

Put your cell phone down.
The time that you’ve reserved in the salon is supposed to be your relaxing time away from everything else in your life. On top of that very important part to visiting the salon, it can be very difficult to do your hair if your constantly reaching for your phone or when you have your phone super glued to your ear. We need you to sit still and have access to all areas of your head to properly do our job.

We love getting to know our clients – to a point.
It makes the day go by so much faster when you’re having a good time and that includes great conversations. However, sometimes clients can be very open about their lives… We enjoy hearing about your families and all those good things but sometimes clients can go a little to in depth when describing things. Remember, you’re usually not the only person in the salon so keep conversations PG, this includes your language. We don’t want to disrupt anyone’s time in the salon.

The salon is not a daycare.
Just like we love getting to know you, we love getting to know your family; preferably during a service that they are receiving. There are lots of chemicals, hot tools and harmful things in the salon. We can not watch everything going on in the salon and also focus our attention on you, the client. Kids tend to get into things and play with things that aren’t meant to be toys when they get bored. This can result in broken equipment and possible injuries. We want to avoid that with all costs! Leave the kids at home! Visiting the salon should be your getaway, we want you and our other guests to be able to relax while visiting us.

We recommend our products because we believe in them.
First and foremost, you should not want to pay hundreds of dollars to get this amazing color and then go home and wash your hair with a $4 bottle of shampoo. A lot of grocery store brands of hair products have awful ingredients in them that will make your hair dry, damaged and strip your color faster than you would like. We pride ourselves in knowing what your hair needs and we take the time to learn our products so that we can recommend the correct products for you. If you don’t like anything that we’ve recommended, we have no problem exchanging that product for another one.

Your hair is a walking billboard of my work.
Our recommendations for how often you should be getting your color touched up are important. If you go longer than the recommend time, you color is going to look faded or dull and your going to loose the shape in your haircut but also we want your hair to look amazing at all times because that’s our name and our business. Your hair style is a direct reflection of you stylist and if you don’t keep up with your hair, it can reflect badly on us and we rely heavily on referrals to build our business.

If you love my work, tell your friends and family about me!
Stylists rely heavily on referrals from their clients to grow and build their businesses. If you love what we’ve created for you, tell everyone! We love meeting new people especially when they tell us that one of our clients referred them to us. We love you and it makes us feel appreciated when you send family, coworkers or friends our way!

should we all BEHAVE and stay TAME?

Eufora International just released two new products; Tame and Behave!

A lightweight styling cream

Behave will give you a soft, sleek blowout, enhance your curls and waves, help define all your layers and create tons of movement
It it a pliable styler that provides perfect control without any tacky feel. It will control your frizz and give you a natural shine.






Light hold frizz control spray

This is a perfect light hold finishing spray for all hair types
Tame provides a flexible, brush-able, light hold which controls frizz and adds just a touch of shine while leaving your hair touchably soft.




Tigerlily Events

Brush Strokes Salon is proud to support Tigerlily Foundation!
Tigerlily’s mission is to educate, advocate for, empower and provide hands-on support to young women (15-40) before, during and after breast cancer.

A great way to help support Tigerlily and their ferociously fearless females would be to attend their amazing and inspiring events
For a full list of events and information, visit http://tigerlilyfoundation.org/events/


Upcoming Events:

Sips and Sweets
Kendra Scott Fairfax Summer 2016 Collection Launch Party
Wednesday, April 13
6 – 9 PM
2920 District Avenue, Fairfax, VA 22031
To RSVP to this event, click on this link!

Join Tigerlily Foundation and Kendra Scott at their Mosaic District location, as we celebrate the launch of Kendra Scott’s Summer 2016 Collection! A percentage of sales will be donated back to Tigerlily Foundation to support their mission of education young women around the world about breast cancer and empowering them to be their own best advocates. Inspired by the iconic seaside setting and the polished, effortless style of the women in detailing like crushed shell, rope texture, chain links and baroque pearls. Shop these beautiful designs while enjoying an evening with friends. Be their guest and enjoy sips and sweets while shop! Invite a friend, come to the party and support Tigerlily Foundation!

4th Annual Pajama Glam
Hosted by Ashley Darby Boalch of Bravo’s Real Housewives of Potomac and
Asia Monet formerly of Lifetime’s Dance Moms and Raising Asia
Saturday, June 18
4 – 8 PM
Hotel Monaco Alexandria
480 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
To purchase tickets or become a sponsor, click on this link!

Tigerlily Foundation is pleased to present its Pajama Glam Party, inviting women and girls of all ages to dress in their favorite pajamas and celebrate their “fabulousness”, while learning about health, wellness and prevention. Guests will enjoy a glamorous line up of activities including appearances and much more. Inspired by the vision of then 10 year old Noelle Karmo, the daughter of Tigerlily’s founder, Pajama Glam is an event designed to attract and educate young girls about their breasts and body health, while raising awareness towards the younger generation. Invite your daughters, mothers, sisters and friends for this amazing event!

10th Year Anniversary Celebration
Saturday, Novemeber 5
6 – 11 PM
McLean Hilton
7920 Jones Branch Drive, McLean, VA 22102
To purchase tickets or become a sponsor, click on this link!


Stylist of the Month ★

This month, for our Stylist of the Month, we are honoring Donna Ducharme!


Donna enjoys spending time with her 2 college kids when they are home. During her free time, you can find Donna soaking up some sun at the beach. Donna’s creative outlets include painting, gardening and decorating anything and everything to surround herself with color. She loves good food and drinks and enjoys trying new restaurants with her boyfriend and friends. One of her favorite things to do is driving with the top down on her jeep, singing to the radio turned up loud, cruising on a beach or mountain road. Her specialties include any type of color service! Donna loves being able to create a new look with color for her clients.

During the month of April, when  you schedule an appointment with Donna she is offering,
-$25 off a color service when scheduled with a haircut
-$5 off a haircut for men or women

*Offer only available to first time clients to Brush Strokes Salon.

Brush Strokes Salon is hiring!

Brush Strokes is an established Salon in the heart of Old Town Herndon. We are currently looking for an energetic, hard working and motivated Front Desk Manager to start working beginning to mid May. If you or someone you know is interested please have them send a resume and cover letter to brushstrokes98@yahoo.com

We expect our Front Desk Manager to be great at networking, punctual, respectful and to be able to multitask.

Some of the responsibilities include:
– Be able to manage appointments, phone calls, guests check in and out, as well as keep track of email;

– Learn our core lines and assist clients when needed;

– Keep track of retail, place orders and manage our inventory;

– Perform opening and closing tasks;

– Assist stylists and makeup artists with guest retention and service sales.


– Excellent computer skills;

– Knowledge of Millennium (preferably);

– 5 years of experience;

– Great networking skills.

This is a full time position, Tuesday through Saturday. Please refer back to our website for more information on us. Interested candidates should email us their resume and if selected will be contacted for an interview.

Compensation based on experience level.

Humidity – NO PLEASE!

The warmer months are amazing after all those cold days and nights filled with snow and freezing rain. The not so wonderful part of spring and summer is the humidity! That dreaded humidity brings out the bad hair days! Most of us feel like our hair turns into a giant poof ball of frizz. Who wants that?!

We have the cure…! cezanne bottleCezanne Perfect Finish Keratin Smoothing Treatment

via:cezannehair youtube channel


The Cezanne Smoothing treatment is your cure to unruly, frizzy, and out of control hair! This product is amazing at combating moisture and offers manageability to your hair.

What else does a Cezanne Treatment do for you?
-Reduces styling time. This treatment can cut your styling time in half! If you’re a addict to your flat iron, this product would be perfect for you. With one application of the treatment, after you blow dry your hair, may not even need to run a flat iron through it. It can get your hair that smooth!
-Helps soften course hair. If you have extremely course, curly hair or your hair is graying and your grays seem to be course, the Cezanne Treatment will help soften your hairs to make them softer and shinier.
-Helps transition to natural hair. Are you someone that has been get chemical straighteners or relaxers and now you’re wanting to go back to your natural girl, the Cezanne treatment will help disguise the line of demarcation from your chemically straightening hair to your natural curls.

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What amazing transformations! Whether you have color treated hair, lightened hair or your hair is natural, Cezanne works wonders for everyone!


Stylist of the Month ★

Brush Strokes would like honor Melodie Jackson for our Stylist of the Month!


Melodie is coming up on her two year mark with our salon, which we are very thrilled about!
Melodie finds her stress relief when visiting her personal trainer 2 times a week. Her favorite shows include Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, How to Get Away With Murder and Chopped. She enjoys cooking and trying new recipes.

Melodie graduated from Aveda Institute in Washington, D.C. Her many talents include cuts, colors, and braided hairstyles. She is diverse in many different hair textures. Her specialties include different braided styles from crochet braids, box braids, dreadlocks and marley twists. She is considered one of Brush Strokes Salon’s junior stylist with competitive and affordable pricing for her services.

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During the month of March, Melodie is offering:
$10 off of a haircut
$25 off any braided hairstyle


*Must mention promotion when scheduling. Haircut discount available Wednesday – Friday only. Appointments for braided hairstyles must be scheduled on Wednesday or Saturday at 10am. No exceptions will be given.

EuforaColor & ColorElixir

We have always loved Eufora’s products. With their botanical based ingredients and the luxurious way they leave your hair feeling, we have always felt that Eufora products were the best option. Recently, we have decided to take the leap into EuforaColor. So far, we are LOVING it!



Eufora has created an innovative and strategic range of No Ammonia and Low Ammonia shades designed to work effortlessly with each other. EuforaColor system was created to become your one and only color system that you will need to achieve any desired outcome and amazing results every time.

EuforaColor has Micro Pigment Technology which enables the color molecules to link deep into your hair cortex for a lasting color. Micro Pigmentation is used to to protect against cuticle damage for healthy, soft and shiny hair.

Eufora uses proven natural ingredients to set their color line apart from the rest. Legendary, Aloe Vera is rich in amino acids, which are the building blocks of protein. Jojoba Oil contains Vitamin E which has natural emollients that help improve shine, softness and moisture retention. Beeswax is a multi functioning natural emollient that provides strength, shine, thickness and volume. All these ingredients help minimize damage and preserve the integrity of your hair and scalp.



ColorElixir with Naoplex Technology is Eufora’s simple way of a two-step system that offers protection through prevention. It gives stylists and clients the confidence to color your hair and achieve multi-levels of lightening, without compromising your hair integrity. With this professional product, used in the correct way by a licensed professional there are proven results. ColorElixir improves oxidation stability and anti-breakage benefits that results in true color tone and no compromise to levels of lift during a highlighting service.

The Brush Strokes team is consistently striving to grow our knowledge and bring the greatest results possible to our clients. We will be having a EuforaColor class to help us better understand the color and give our guests amazing results. More to come…!

Schedule an appointment with one of very talented stylist now!