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.

hair-DO or hair-DON’T? Uncovering Hair Myths. Pt. I

First and foremost, we always encourage our friends, family and clients to research and educate themselves on any new hair product or hair tool that interests them before investing time and money into it. We are always here to help answer any and all questions that may come up.

We’ve all heard of different ways to keep our hair healthy. Myths range from the truly unbelievable, outrageous and downright crazy to the so sane it’s hard not believe them. With this technology filled generation, its so easy to find home remedies and cures to bad hair days right at your finger tips.

Keep in mind, not all websites are to be trusted! Not everything on the internet is the truth and it’s important to comb through all the lies to reach the truth. Lucky for you, the Brush Strokes investigative team went deep into the world wide web to uncover those nasty little hair myths.

1) Spit ends can be mended or repaired.

This, unfortunately is so false. Chemical damage, heat damage, sun damage and using to aggressive products are just a few reasons why you could be getting split ends. The only true way to get rid of those pesky split ends would be to cut your hair on a more regular basis. (I would also like to say that even with a decent haircut, your hair may still have some split ends afterwards.)

2) Washing your hair everyday is bad!

When it comes to how often you should be shampooing your hair there isn’t a designated amount of days that professionals recommend because it varies between each person.  Shampooing your hair everyday can be damaging because your scalp creates natural oils that are meant to help protect your hair. However, if you have fine hair, exercise daily or people with extremely oily scalps, shampooing daily may be a recommendation for you. On the other hand, it’s also not healthy “to go as long as you can” without shampooing. This can cause overactive sebum, which is a leading cause to dandruff. You need to determine a happy medium for you and your hair.

3) Pulling a gray hair out will cause two more to grow in its place.

Now, this myth has been around for ages and I don’t see it going away any time soon. Pulling or plucking out your gray hairs will not cause two, three or four more to appear in its place. (It also wont turn the surrounding hairs gray either.) There is NO BENEFIT to pulling out your gray hairs! What your really doing is traumatizing your hair follicle. Over time, repeated trauma to your hair follicle can cause it to rest, which it will then shrink and can no longer produce a healthy hair shaft. Destroying your hair follicle will cause bald patches. If you don’t like your gray hairs, come to us and we’ll color them for you. That is what color is for, after all!

4) You are not allowed to color your hair while your pregnant!

This may have been true ten, maybe even five years ago, but today color has been re-invented and made to be less harmful then you’d think. Back in the days, color was made with formaldehyde and coal-tar dyes which is bad for everyone! Nowa’ days there is so many color lines out there for you to choose from, colors range from high chemical compounds, vegan, organic, ammonia free and the list goes on and on! Your body changes quite a bit during pregnancy, your hormones can change how your hair color turns out or you can become allergic to hair color when you weren’t before pregnancy, but your always welcome to request a patch test to determine how you will react to any color line. If you are concerned about how hair color may effect your baby, we always recommend to speak to your doctor.

5) If you use the same shampoo for too long, your hair will become immune to it.

I will admit, I strongly believed this myth until not too long ago… Many things can cause you to think that your shampoo isn’t doing what it used to, hormonal imbalances may change your hair texture, the weather plays a big role in how your hair feels and how much product you use on a day to day basis can affect how your shampoo works. The most important rule to remember, always choose the shampoo that is right for your hair. If your using the correct products, your hair will never become immune to them. It is fun to switch up your shampoos and try new ones every once in while though.

 

Beauty-On-The-Go

Happy Thursday, everyone!

We know summer is slowly coming to an end, and as excited as we are about pumpkin lattes, new fall trends on hair/makeup and the beautiful hues of the trees, it’s always sad to say goodbye to the longer summer days.

That’s why so many of us are still planning on going on our last trips to take in as much of the warm weather as possible. And for that we have just the perfect treat.

 

If you’re one of the people who try their best to avoid the hassle of checking in bags, opting instead to bring a carry-on, this is perfect for you.

It was with them in mind that Eufora came out with this kit: Beauty-On-The-Go. This travel size kt includes two cult favorites from the line: Beautifying Serum and Illuminate Finishing Spray.

 

 

It gets better! The greatest part of this kit is the fact that Eufora knows each client has their favorite shampoo and conditioner, so they’re letting you choose which ones to have in your kit!

How great is that? Finally a kit that can be tailored to suit you and your hair type.

 

For your shampoo you can choose from the following: Hydrating, Pure Cleanse, Urgent Repair and Volumizing.

For conditioner, you can choose between: Daily Balance, Urgent Repair Treatment and Moisture Solution.

It’s a great kit, with a great bag, perfect to carry it around without worrying if your products will spill or having to buy extra travel sizes containers and forgetting which containers holds what. And plus: they won’t take that away from you in the plane. They are all travel-sizes!

And don’t forget, we will also refill all products we can, including the travel sizes, for 10% off if you bring back the empty bottles. We are firm believers of reusing the bottles and doing our share for the environment.

What do you think? Call us for prices and availability of the kits, and let us know where you’re going to enjoy the rest of summer, we’d love to know!

We were featured on The Scout Guide!

Hey, everyone!

Just a quick post today! We’ve had the pleasure to have worked with the Scout Guide ladies for the past year, and were even featured on their magazine: The Scout Guide – Northern, VA.

For those of you who don’t know, The Scout Guide is a city guide, featuring the best of local businesses from over 25 cities. They even have a blog that constantly highlights what their featured businesses have to offer.

We’ve had the honor to have been featured on their blog, so go check it out for a quick interview with Mary!

Just click here! Scout Guide Blog for Northern Virginia

How To Break Your Hair Habits!

Breaking any kind of bad habit can be hard to do or even notice!  Try to think of you have any bad hair habits.  Do you always go for the same cut, style, or color?  Break out and try something new!  Read on by clicking on the article.

http://www.thehairstyler.com/features/articles/hairstyles/hairstyle-habit-breakers-tips-to-get-out-of-hairstyle-rut

Need help breaking your hair habits?  Schedule an appointment with us so we can help you find a new style!

Styling for Soliloquy Bridal Couture

Soliloquy Bridal Couture hosted, on June 23rd, a gown sample sale featuring local and latest designers.

Brush Strokes Salon was invited to participate in the styling of hair and make up of all the models.

All proceeds from the event, priced at $10, went towards the IIIB’s Breast Cancer Foundation – an organization dear to the owner of the Bridal Salon.

A few snapshots of the event.

 

New Promotion

We have a new promotion to share with you!

If we reach 200 likes on our Facebook page and 75 followers on Twitter by August 30, 2013, come into the salon for a haircut between August 31 and September 7 and receive a 20% discount on a product in our salon.

Share our page with your family and friends so we can have this great deal!

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