A Few Updates…

Some changes are coming to Brush Strokes Salon!

Mary’s Schedule: Starting in September, Mary will be working every Friday over at Spa Noa in Reston. You can still book appointments with her for either here at Brush Strokes or there by calling us.

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Located at 11638 Plaza America Dr. in Reston.

 

Located at 711 Pine St. in Herndon.
Located at 711 Pine St. in Herndon.

 

New Products: We are happy to introduce to you Eufora’s newest product, Fresh Effect! It’s everything a dry shampoo should be. So sleep in…we’ve got you covered! Also from Eufora is a new collection of travel sized items and kits. The summer is the time to travel so make sure you take your favorite Eufora and Brush Strokes items with you!

 

Policy Update: Brush Strokes will now require clients to provided credit card information for any major services taking 3+ hours (e.g. Keratin Treatments, Relaxers, etc.). We would also like to remind clients that we have a 24 hour cancellation policy. If you need to cancel an appointment please call us as soon as possible. We appreciate our clients continued support in all things and we thank you for your business.

We love our clients!
We love our clients!

 

That’s all the updates for now, but if you’d like to see more of a day to day inspiration and motivation please check us out on our other social media platforms!

Keratin Express Plus Smoothing Treatment

Does the incoming humidity make you cringe? Well worry not! We have the perfect treatment to keep your hair looking smooth and sleek all summer.

Our new Keratin Express Plus Smoothing Treatment takes approximately  forty-five minutes to apply, much less than traditional treatments, and it costs significantly less (starting at $100)*. The thing we love the most about this service is that is easy to add to any current service and the results can last from ten to twelve weeks!1273

Also unlike traditional keratin treatments, you don’t have to wait up to three days before you can wash your hair again. With Keratin Express you can get to the shampoo after twenty-four hours!

If you are hoping to get rid of the frizz this summer or just making your locks smooth and shiny give us a call and schedule for our Keratin Express Plus Smoothing Treatment.FullSizeRender

 

*Application times and cost may vary depending on hair length and thickness

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

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.

Qualifications:

– 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.

Check out our new website!

Please visit our website for the following NEW services and their pricing…

– Weave Installations, Removal and Wash

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– Braids, Twits and Dreadlocks

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If you’ve never been in Brush Strokes, please feel free to stop in and say Hi! We would love to give you a tour of our quaint salon and introduce you to the Owner of the salon, Mary and the team.

 

 

Brush Strokes Salon Welcomes…

 

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We would like to welcome Donna to our Brush Strokes team!

 

She comes to us with over 15 years of experience and skill which makes her one of our senior stylist.

 

For limited time, Donna is offering her services at our junior level pricing. Call now and schedule an appointment with her between now and January 31st, to receive your introductory price.

 

Donna’s schedule is as follows:

Thursday: 11am – 7pm

Friday: 10:30am – 6pm

Saturday:

10am – 6pm

 

Reserve your appointment today before her schedule fills up!

 

 

*Only valid for new guests that have never visited Brush Strokes Salon previously.

**Not valid for returning guests.

***The time of service must be on or before January 31st. No exceptions will be made.

 

10 Curly Cues

We are on a curly hair kick this month!

Thanks to Eufora, they have come up with 10 Curly Cues to keep your curls looking amazing all day!

Whats better than Eufora, which they happen to be our favorite products to use on curly hair.

 

1) HANDS OFF CURLY LOCKS

Running your hands through your curls and waves disrupts the curl pattern and creates dreaded frizz.

 

2) BAN THE BRUSH

Brushing curls results in a frizzy, dull finish. A wide toothed comb should be your go-to detangling tool.

 

3) BLOT DRY- DON’T RUB

Freshly cleansed curls should be gently scrunched or blotted with a Eufora microfiber. Never rub dry.

(You can purchase a Eufora microfiber towel at Brush Strokes for $15.50. It will change your life!)

 

4) STAY HYDRATED

Make a great moisturizing conditioner, such as Curl’n Enhancing Conditioner, your best friend. Hydrated curls are more manageable, soft and shiny.

(Curl’n Enhancing Conditioner – $26.50)

 

5) CUSTOMIZE

Is your hair fine, frizzy and dull? Or thick, heavy, coarse and manic for moisture? When it comes to curls, one size does not fit all. There are infinite shapes, sizes and textures, so be sure to ask your stylist to help select a daily care regimen perfect for your unique curls.

 

6) TURN DOWN THE HEAT

Curly hair is super vulnerable to damage from hot tools such as blow dryers and flat irons, so allow curls to air dry whenever possible. If you must blow dry, use a diffuser on low or medium heat. Ditto for curling and flat irons.

 

7) THE EXTRA TLC.

Every curly girl needs a weekly moisture infusion ritual. Indulge yourself, and make time for a deep conditioning treatment using Curl’n Nourishing Treatment to strengthen, moisturize and keep your curls looking their best.

(Curl’n Nourishing Treatment – $26.50)

 

8) SUPPLEMENT YOUR SHINE

The twists and tunnels of curly hair don’t reflect as much light as smooth, straight hair, making curls look dull and dry. For curls that look shiny, healthy and frizz free, add a great shine product such as Smooth’n Oil Therapy to your hair care regimen.

(Smooth’n Oil Therapy – $39)

 

9) COCKTAIL TIME

Curls thrive on that personal touch when it comes to styling, so “cocktailing” products can create some of the best styling and finishing solutions. Add a bit of Smooth’n Oil Therapy or Pure Polish to Forming Cream to amp up frizz control, manageability and shine. Combine Sculpture and Illuminate for super shiny, soft control with a boost of color protection! Experiment and invent your unique curly cocktail.

(Pure Polish – $30.50, Forming Cream – $26)

 

10) SNIP IT – SNIP IT GOOD

Keeping curly hair well-manicured will help eliminate frizzy ends, and an expert cut will ensure you make the most of your personal curl pattern and texture.

 

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Via: www.Eufora.net

 

 

Hair Care – The Natural Way

Caring for those beautiful curls can be somewhat difficult if you don’t know where to start…

Lucky for us, we have two amazing stylists (Melodie & Krystal) that not only have natural hair themselves but have mastered their technique in helping others style and care for their beautiful do’s.

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First things first – MAINTENANCE:

As you may have guessed, how you care for your hair is extremely important! You don’t always need the most expensive products but you need to have quality products that “vibe” with your hair.

There are different types of curls out there, so not all products are going to work with every curl. Depending on how you like to style your hair from day to day can also determine which products are best for you.

BEST BASIC PRODUCTS TO HAVE ON HAND…

1) Leave In Moisturizer – To keep that frizz at bay, a leave in moisturizer will help calm those fly always and make your hair more manageable.

2) Oil – Another frizz reducer, oil will also give your hair a high shine look.

3) Cream/Gel – Based on the density of your hair, whether it’s fine, medium or thick, a cream or gel product will give your hair the hold you need to style your however you like.

When combing these products together, your locking in the moisture which will help your hair last longer between washes. A great way to remember these products is referring to them as the L.O.C Method.

L – Leave in

O – Oil

C – Cream (or gel if you like that better)

 

Here is a great video explaining the L.O.C method from softsheencarson youtube channel, which includes Dark & Lovely Au Naturale Products.

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Holiday Hours

Brush Strokes Holiday Hours

 

Thanksgiving (Nov. 26th): Closed

Black Friday (Nov. 27th): Open – Normal business hours

 

Christmas Eve (Dec. 24th): Closing at 2pm

Christmas (Dec. 25th): Closed

Saturday, December 26th: Closed

 

New Year’s Eve (Dec. 31st): Closing at 5pm

New Year’s Day (Jan. 1st): Closed

 

 

Just a reminder to get your appointments scheduled in advance!

Our evenings and Saturday’s openings are nearly gone.

Please don’t wait until the last minute to call, we are recommending two weeks in advance…