Sunday, November 29, 2009

Ihloff Christmas Party Time!

Ihloff Christmas Party

Join us for festive holiday treats and delicious Candy Cane Hot Cocoa Cocktails, or come by any time throughout the day to celebrate the holiday season with us! You will receive double Pure Privilege points, 20% off all additional retail with the purchase of three or more Aveda Holiday Gift Sets, and enjoy complimentary Aveda product experience centers.Ihloff Gift Cards are available in any denomination - so remember the perfect gift for your friends, family, co-workers, babysitter, housekeeper, teachers and secret Santa!

Date: Thursday, December 3, 2009
Time: 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: Utica Square and South Memorial (I'm at the south location this evening!)

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Holidays & Gift Set Time!

First - Happy Thanksgiving to everyone! Hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving Turkey (or Tofurkey!) dinner!

Now, I'm sure if you've been into our salon since...Halloween (???) then you've noticed all these crazy boxes up front. Well, I'm here to remind you myself. Aveda doesn't ever do discounts or sales on their products, with the exception of Christmas. They package certain things together and take a percentage off - so even if you're not shopping for someone else - buy for YOURSELF!

First picture (above) is the Himalayan candle. If you have not smelled it, you're missing out. Vanilla, cinnamon, and organic clove bring the holiday memories back (soy based even!).

For those of you that use the Hand & Foot Relieft, they are packaging them together, along with the travel size. ($11 discount buying them together)

Color your hair? Color conserve is what keeps my bright red hair the color it is. Aveda is pairing it with Phollomient to save you $5.

With winter weather comes dry hair unfortunately. But we are fighting back with our Dry Remedy gift set. Shampoo, conditioner, mini hair masque (improves moisture in hair up to 73%!) and then a smoothing fluid for styling purposes - $10 savings.

There are a few others for those random people on your list. Men, teenage girls, I don't know anyone in my family that refuses the Aveda that I buy for them!

Friday, November 20, 2009

A Different TYPE of Gift...

Do you remember when I had to take that Saturday off back September or something, and spoke about some crazy photoshoot thing I did? Well this is the video of it! And I'M in it!


Sarah Adams is the creator of The Dandelion Network and she approached me about a year ago, when I first started as a stylist on the floor. She had been going to a Master at Ihloff, but she LOVED my scalp massages and shampoos so much, that she followed me when I was out on my own. Well, we've teamed up together, along with Chealsea Price, owner of Magnolia Artistry, to do On-Location Boudoir Sessions. This previous one was at the Price Tower in Bartlesville, OK. A very different type of building, with super cool architechture let Sarah have fun with the shooting.
I participated for a very short mini session, just so Sarah could use it for the video (who Sarah Pendergraft, owner of PenWeddings shot). I also did all the hair for the models, so there's a little bit of that going on as well. It's not the 'salon setup'; no mirror, a little strange table for curling irons and such, but we made it work! Chealsea and I teamed up and made the girls as beautiful as possible before they went and strutted their stuff for Sarah!
Now...why am I sharing this with you? Because....we all know that it is the holiday season and then Valentine's Day, and I'm sure your Anniversary is coming up too. What a PERFECT gift for that special someone! Now, I think at this point in the year, it would be a little close for 'on time' Christmas presents, BUT Sarah does do one-on-one sessions and groups of friends for like a "Ladies Night". You can contact her at

It's fun, I promise. I was a little nervous at first, but the 2 glasses of wine helped a little too!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Holiday Contest Time!!!

I have a new contest!!! E-mail me your most memorable Christmas ever, and I will add my own special touch to this year's Christmas for you!

jumping Christmas guy

I still remember when I was a little girl and getting a dollhouse for Christmas. I always loved Polly Pockets and things as that sort, so when I snuck downstairs in the middle of the night and discovered this super cool little house already put together I couldn't help but begin to play with it. The morning came and I pretended to be surprised, already trying to deceive at the age of 5! Before I went to bed, I had put the doll to bed, my dad had put her in the bathtub....I was caught. So after that, there were a little stricter guidelines for Christmas Eve for our family!

So send your most memorable Christmas to to enter the most current contest!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Don't Take Over Our Salon!!!


I'm sure you've heard of this TV show - Tabitha Salon Takeover, or something along those lines. Ultimately, this woman goes in and observes how the salon is run and the employees actions and then helps make their business more successful. I saw a preview for this and decided I would add it to my DVR list, what could it hurt right?

Oh my gosh, I saw so many unprofessional things going on - WOW. There was a woman tonight that had been doing hair for over 17 years that had 'bleed marks' with her foils, missed spots while she colored and definitely got her feathers ruffled when Tabitha told her it wasn't good enough and that she was lazy.
I got to thinking about that, and in our salon, you have to go through the Assistant program. You work with the Masters and Advanced Masters and take classes. Education is so important here, and doing things CORRECTLY! It's not even your client and yet, if you DO miss a spot for color, the stylist in charge will definitely let you know that's unacceptable.

Also, this woman was not being able to take constructive criticism, especially about her clothing (she dressed like a disco ball). I always welcome new ways to do a haircut or little helpful hints about it, especially if it's something I struggle with. Or if the client has figured out something that's not working for him/her, but they can also identify what they KNOW does work, and we can continue forward.
Sometimes my guy friends will tell me that I should leave Ihloff and go to a different salon because Ihloff is 'too big' or has 'rules' or what-not. I tell them and believe that they're crazy. When I first moved to Tulsa, I didn't know where to go and began working at the Polo Grill in Utica Square (amazing food and service if you want a REAL experience BTW). The clientle there is extremely picky, but many people recommended Ihloff and I thought to myself, "If I'm working in the best restaurant in town, why don't I also work for the best salon?" So...the interview and application process began, the Assistant program was finished, and then the stylist's journey began.
I have noticed when I venture out in Tulsa or hear about other salon's and what goes on inside, I know once again that I'm at the right place. I suppose Tabitha could come in and try to 'take over' but I'm not sure that she would find a whole lot to change. We wear black everyday, so no disco balls. We DON'T talk back to our managers especially not the way that that crazy chick did last night. We try to treat everyone from the front desk coordinators, to the girls in the call center, managers, nail techs, spa hostess, everyone, with the same respect. There are so many of us, if we didn't, it would be very enjoyable to work there. Oh, and the learning from other stylists, or perfecting your work, I believe we all do our very best as often as possible. Sometimes a certain client doesn't 'fit' a stylist, but that's the beauty of our salon. There are SO MANY of us, all with different personalities, different eyes, that there's sure to be someone that can help you look the way you need or help teach each other in the process.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Small Changes Can Make A Big Impact

Are you bored with your hair? Who isn't at one time or another? Here are just a couple little tips that you can do to change it up!

~ Change your part. Sometimes just switching which side you part your hair on can be a big enough difference and add some necessary volume to your hairstyle in between touch up cuts.

~ Switch from curly to straight or vice versa! It is winter now and the humidity isn't such a big deal, so take the time to straighten your hair if you want! One thing to remember though, DON'T wash it everyday! If you DO take the time to straighten it, try to wear it that way for a few days. Save time, product, and your own energy.


~ Add bangs. This is a very small part of your hair but totally transform a haircut. Side swept, wispy short bangs, blunt bangs, totally different look!

~ Deepen the color. Adding some copper, redlights, lowlites are trend right now. It's winter, but we don't want to be ashy, drab, and dull. We want to enhance what you have, and really make it pop!

~ Play with your hair. If you always wear it down, take the time and pin up a couple pieces. Add a look 'poof' to the back and just pin up the sides. (Backcombing is your friend and NO the 'bump-it' is not allowed!) A cute headband or bobby pin can make an ordinary day extraordinary!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009


Make sure that you're keeping track on the Dandelion Blog as well. I posted a little tip and education about Aveda and the wonderful company I work for!

To check it out!