Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Need Some Additional Volume + $aving$?

Enriched with quillaja and rosemary, Herbal Blend #36 adds extreme, precise lift at the roots, keeping styles full of voluminous shine and soft control. Infuses weightless volume and fullness to fine, thin hair.

Hold can six inches away from towel-dried hair and apply to the entire root area near the scalp. Style as usual. Achieve optimal results by blow drying hair with a round brush at the roots.

Aqueous Herbal Blend of Quillaja, Sage, Rosemary, Nettle, White Ginger, Clove and Gingko Biloba, Water (Aqua), PVP, Panthenol,Tocopheryl Nicotinate, Ethyl Nicotinate, Retinyl,Palmitate, Phytantriol, Niacin, Algae Extract, Quillaja Saponaria Bark Extract, Salvia Officinalis Leaf Extract,Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf Extract, Urtica Dioica Extract, Heydychium Coronarium, Root Extract, Eugenia Caryophyllus Flower Extract, Gingko Biloba Extract, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Extract, Juglans Nigra (Black Walnut) Shell Extract, Arnica Montana Flower Extract, Adiantum Capillus Veneris Leaf Extract, Beta Vulgaris (Beet) Root Extract, Parietaria Officinalis Extract, Pelvetia Canaliculata Extract, Laminaria Digitata Extract, Swertia Japonica Extract, Propylene Glycol, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein PG-Propyl Silanetriol, 3-Aminopropane Sulfonic Acid, Sodium Chondroitin Sulfate, Alcohol, Cetrimonium Chloride, Polyquaternium-10, Cetyl Triethylammonium Dimethicone Copolyol Phthalate, PPG-26-Buteth-26,PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Disodium EDTA,Citric Acid, Benzophenone-4, DMDM 
Hydantoin, Chlorphenesin, Fragrance (Parfum).

Thursday, November 1, 2012

25% off Stylist's Choice

Enriched with betula alba leaf, ginkgo biloba and echinacea, Herbal Blend #89 delivers sexy texture with weightless volume and incredible body. Leaves all hair types looking and feeling thicker, fuller and full of movement. Styles stay frizz-free, full of texture and volume for hair that looks and feels healthy and beautiful.

Shake can and apply desired amount to dry hair. Can be re-applied throughout the day without weighing hair down. As a styling aid or setting agent, style memory is enhanced with heat styling tools.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Feeling a Little Tangled?

If you currently come to the salon, you know that one of the questions I always ask is: 
"Do you put anything on your hair?"

Between the DO NOT WASH YOUR HAIR EVERYDAY lesson that I ensure people learn, the idea of putting SOMETHING on your hair to protect you from the sun, blowdryer, wind, anything is the second most important.

Thermal detangling spray is the first product I apply to anyone that is sitting in my chair - men, women, children. Anyone and everyone can use this product and it just takes a couple sprays on your ends to help comb smoothly and make your hair happy. 

Enriched with cactus, bamboo and kelp, Herbal Blend #30 deeply penetrates the cuticle to deliver excellent conditioning and detangling, while protecting against hot tool damage. This unique, lightweight spray departs exceptional sheen to the hair, which brightens hair color and makes hair easier to style. 

Apply to towel-dried hair as the first step for all styles.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

I Need a Clutch

A few weeks ago, my car was not shifting correctly. I was driving about an hour outside of Tulsa, and felt my clutch hit the floor on my standard transmission. "Uh oh...." I thought to myself. This is not going to be a great way to attempt to make it back to my house, at least not safely. I immediately called my dad, followed by a mechanic to get a price quote on a new clutch. My clutch hit the floor and I can't shift, and so this is what I need to replace, right?

 No. I ended up saving hundreds of dollars by replacing what NEEDED to be replaced, but it was not what I thought.

 What is the point of this story? Look at the photos below.

 My initial phone call with Tara resulted in booking a spot for a foil and cut. She came into the salon and requested low lights, because she felt she was "too blonde". After describing to me her goal of wanting to be her natural color with blonde throughout softly, and also being 7 months pregnant with twins (aka knowing she would want low maintenance) we did a color correction instead resulting in a soft light brown color with medium blonde and light blonde highlights woven throughout.

 Sometimes, we don't always know what we need. Sometimes, we need a professional to help us to fix our problem even though we may not have the right words to describe what we think we want or need. 

Come sit. Let us look. Let us help.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Back to School in Style

For some parents this is a great sight, for others it's a sign of sadness. But either way, the children are being educated and hopefully you have a few more hours in the day to yourself! If your child still needs an update for school, bring them by! I charge a discounted rate for children and we can even do them during your appointment as well to save on time (and keep them from getting too fidgety!) 

Schedule your color and cut and bring a book, electronic device or a toy for them to play with and then we'll beautify them as well while you're processing and relaxing!
+ you'll save $10 for the referral

Monday, August 13, 2012

100% Profit Week Complete!

 As a booth renter stylist, often I do not feel as though my business is as important as others or that I really do enough. Thank you everyone for giving back to our community and I am super proud of all the hard work that myself and Stephanie (my assistant) put in to make this happen. For being "just a booth renter", I think we did quite well!

 The final number is ACTUALLY $1,005.50. 

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Giving Back to the Victims of WildFires

 I grew up in Hillsboro Iowa, a town so small that I'm surprised it's still around. Back then, I lived a very simple life, as most children do and I read a lot. The Little House on the Prairie books were some of my favorites, and this last Saturday night, I felt as though I was that little girl specifically because I remember in one of the books, their family fighting a fire on their farm.

 My partner, Don, is the owner of Bootstrap Farm in Yale Oklahoma. Usually these sort of tragic weather-related instances would not affect me, as it does not most of us who live in the city. We are typically too involved with whatever traffic, errand, or incoming text to think about much more.
 But as we attempted to get to his farm (most of the roads being closed and towns evacuated) this was what I saw when looking out the window on both sides of our vehicle. 

 I say now that I'm an adult. At 26, I'm successful, mature, and responsible. But this night, I was afraid and unsure of what was going to happen once we got there. Part of me wanted to call my parents, because my dad is a farmer too and ask for advice and just ask them to think about us, but the adult part of me remembered that they would just simply worry. 

 When we arrived, the farm was still safe. Even though the wind had switched, blowing the fire back towards the farm, it was still a small distance away. But for Don, it was too close for comfort. He stayed up until after 3AM trying to do what he could to protect things, and slept fitfully until 5AM when he heard the rain pounding on the roof. 
This is what I saw on my drive out to the farm today, and usually I just sing along to the radio or listen to NPR - not this time. Today, both going to and coming from, was a very solemn experience. I have clients and friends who live in Mannford, Cleveland, Yale, etc. I checked on them and everyone was safe and nothing had been lost. 
But there are many others who did lose their homes, their animals, their buildings, and some did not have insurance. That thing that we should pay for but nothing will ever happen right? That's what we all hope for, but it's not always the case unfortunately. 
 My heart goes out to all the families who were afraid this past weekend and even more so to the families that now have to rebuild. My heart only can do so much, so I'm taking action as well.

  This week at Composure Salon, all profits will go towards those that need help because of these Wild Fires in Oklahoma. If there is something you would like to donate (canned food, clothing, etc) please just bring it into the salon with you.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Achieve a Smoother Ponytail!

Save 25% on Grooming Creme
Enriched with rosemary and blue green algae, Herbal Blend #40 provides a natural look and soft hold and is fantastic for creating separation and definition to straight or curly hair. This lightweight formula keeps hair bouncy and full of body as frizz is eliminated and texture is smoothed and softened. 

Directions: Rub small amount between fingertips. Apply to damp or dry hair to add texture and tame flyaways.

Water (Aqua), Dicaprylyl Maleate, Butylene Glycol, Oleth-5, Oleth-10, DEA-Oleth-10 Phosphate, Ozokerite, Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, VP/VA Copolymer,
Vinyl Caprolactam/VP/ Dimethylaminoethyl Methacrylate Copolymer, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Spirulina Maxima Extract, Urtica Dioica (Nettle) Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Glyceryl Stearate, Sucrose Stearate, Sucrose Distearate, Phenyl Trimethicone, 
Benzophenone-4, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, thylparaben, Butylparaben, Propylparaben, Isobutylparaben, Fragrance (Parfum), Benzyl Salicylate, Citronellol, Hydroxycitronellol, Geraniol, Citral, Limonene, Linalool.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

July Product Special

Relaxing gel is perfect for this time of year - humidity, frizz and shine all fixed with one product.

For July, 25% off Relaxing Gel!

Enriched with chamomile and lemongrass, Herbal Blend #34 is a weightless, versatile gel that delivers both sleek straightening benefits or defined curly styles. Anti-frizz formula resists humidity, so whether curly or straight, hair stays smooth, soft and full of shine. 

Work a liberal amount through towel-dried hair from scalp to ends. Style as desired. For straight styles, use a blow dryer, round brush, and/or flat iron. For curl design, air dry or diffuse.

Aqueous Herbal Blend of Chamomile, Cranesbill, Lemongrass, and Comfrey, Water (Aqua), Propylene Glycol, Alcohol Denat., Chamomilla Recutita Extract, Geranium Maculatum Extract, Cymbopogon Schoenanthus Extract, Hamamelis Virginiana Extract, Symphytum Officinale Leaf Extract,
Hydroxyethylcellulose, Hydroxypropyl Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Cetrimonium Chloride, Trisodium HEDTA, DMDM Hydantoin, Fragrance (Parfum).

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

"I Want My Hair To Look Like Theirs!"

    This is a comment made by people, young or mature, boy or girl when they find a photo of hair they admire. Finding something you like is quite difficult and if the look is simply chosen because of a picture in a magazine, then the results are not going to be realistic.

 One of my pet peeves is the following:
 (please pay no attention to her bad regrowth!)

The finished look as featured in the video as well as the following pictures are not created by "accident".
They are all down with a curling iron, flat iron and product.

#1.Time - Being practical about how much time you're willing to spend is essential.

#2. Hair type - Does the model have the same hair that you do? Is yours thick, but is theirs thin? Is yours super flat and their super tight curls?

#3. Face shape - This is one of the hardest and most important variables to take into consideration. Every person is unique and the exact same hairstyle on one person may not compliment your face as well.

#4. Product - Almost every model or picture of a great hairstyle you see is going to have product helping to achieve the desired look.

#5. Hot tools - flat iron, blowdryer, curling iron - these are our friends! Practice does help to make the process easier, but the final result is well worth it.

If you're having problems achieving the look that you believe is right for you, come sit down and we'll help walk you through the process. All the questions are asked ranging from: how often do you wash your hair, how do you hold the blowdryer while drying, do you finish the look with anything? These are all important and if you're confused come by and we'll help!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Is Your Goal Healthy Hair?

 Walking through the doors of a traditional salon, clients are often met with the smell of ammonia and a host of other harsh chemicals they will inhale for the duration of their so called ‘relaxing’ experience.   
 Hair dye might be one of the most toxic beauty products out there.  But how bad is it? Ask yourself, how can something that smells so toxic be safe?
 Some experts estimate 75 percent of women over 40 color their hair, which means consistent contact with harsh irritants and carcinogens, such as ammonia, hydrogen peroxide, and coal tar–derived p-Phenylenediamine.

 Adolescent girls are beginning to color their hair younger than ever.  The toxic fumes and chemicals in hair dyes are especially dangerous for pregnant women and young girls who are going through puberty since these chemicals mimic hormones in the body and can send their endocrine system into major confusion.
 What’s the alternative?  Composure Organic Hair Color Salon offers natural hair color services free from toxic fumes and dangerous chemicals. Our color systems will help you look and feel your best while never having to worry about compromising your health. 

 Composure uses Organic Color Systems in our natural hair color processes.
 Organic Color Systems contains no ammonia, formaldehyde, sodium laurel sulphates or parabens. What it does contain are good-for-you ingredients like a full spectrum of vitamins and plant extracts, certified organic ingredients and anti-oxidants. The line is cruelty free, vegan, and eco friendly.

And a bit more science "stuff" in case you wanted to know:

"The most common name for PPDs is Paraphenylenediamine. It is a dying agent derived from coal tar, and is found in higher concentrations in darker colors. Many people may will develop a sensitivity to PPD over time, or already are sensitive to it. What you should also be aware of is PPD's similir cousin, PTD. Many hair dyes claim to be 'PPD-free', but add PTD instead. In fact, more PTDs are needed to do the same job as PPDs, so you really must be aware of your own sensitivity. To our knowledge (and we check regulary), there is no PERMANENT hair color line that doesn't have PPD or PTDs. What is even more outraging, is many color companies will not disclose their ingredient list - look out for that. Our color does have traces of PPDs in our darkest color. On average, we have about .6% and other permanent professional hair colors have 6-9%." ~ Organic Color Systems

Friday, June 8, 2012

Want to Get RID of Your Old Shampoo, Gel, or Hairspray?!

~ Everyone loves saving money and trying something new & improved ~

Starting June 14th, 2012 - bring in your non-Prive item (shampoo, conditioner, gel, etc) and receive 20% off your exchange! ITEM FOR ITEM!
I know some are a little hesitant, because change is hard. I understand - but I've been using this line for almost 2 year, and it's amazing. Prive is soft, touchable, shiny, and smells awesome. I think my favorite thing, personally about the smell is that it's unisex and it slowly disappears. No longer will you smell like you just lef the salon!
 After leaving the previous upscale salon here in Tulsa, this the closest thing out there to Aveda, and personally - I think it's even better! Come experience the change - with a new exchange program!
(Note: CANNOT be used in addition to any other discount or promotion.)

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Your Feedback Is Important To Us

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A word of thanks
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We want everyone
to be happy
 and not in a bad mood!

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Prive Presents Their New Product.....

Dry Shampoo! After 2 years in the making, and tons of experiments to make sure it was superbly amazingly awesome.....it has arrived!

Enriched with ginkgo biloba, green tea and soy, Herbal Blend #10 imparts incredible volume instantly while cleansing the scalp and hair without using any water. Even baby fine hair is left full of amazing body, texture and grip to hold any style.

• Builds full volume body and provides instant lift, accentuating sexy hair texture 
• Leaves hair shiny and voluminous with no white residue
• Is especially effective at providing body and thickness for fine, limp hair
• Provides a second day hair feel with lot of grip – the perfect foundation for any style
• Compact size provides more than 20% more product than many
competitive brands and it’s perfect for taking on the road, to the gym, having on hand at the office or tossing in your purse for a night on the town - a couple sprays will boost your hair and your spirits!
• Formulated without parabens, sulfates, sodium chloride or talc
• Color safe

Key Ingredients:
• Ginkgo Biloba (Ginkgo) – helps deliver better circulation to the scalp, which supports healthy hair follicles and promotes growth of thicker and fuller hair
• Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) – packed with antioxidants that combat free radicals, green tea also contains vitamins C, E and panthenol, which help stimulate hair growth, sooth the scalp and strengthen and condition the hair
• Glycine Max (soy) – full of amino acids, soy promotes healthy shine, texture and manageability

Application: SHAKE WELL. Hold can 8 inches away from scalp and spray at the roots and all over the hair. Wait 2 minutes, brush out and style as usual.

Will be available at Composure by the first of May.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Happy Earth Day!

What are you doing TODAY to live better?

At Composure, we use Organic Color to help eliminate the carcinogen ammonia from being in the salon atmosphere.
We also recycle! All color bottles, developers, plastic bottles, paper, cardboard boxes, potato "chips" for packing, and everything else I can get my hands on to take.
I think my Recycling pile is much larger than my trash pile and I hope we all strive to achieve such a place.

As many of you know, Organic is important to me not just what I'm putting on your hair, skin, and body but also what you put INTO your body. Most know that my partner, Don is an hippie farmer and if you didn't - read on here about his Natural organic (like your Grandma's used to be) Farm.
Cherry Street Farmer's Market - SUPPORT your local farmers there ~ Every Saturday from 7am-11am. Get outta bed and go have fun mingling!

Monday, April 16, 2012

Tax Credit For Beautiful Hair

The tax deadline closer than ever so be sure to stop by the salon this week to benefit from the "Beautiful Hair Tax Credit!
Every new client between today (April 16th and April 22nd) is eligible for a complimentary scalp massage, deep conditioning protein treatment, facial waxing, and 15% off any product purchase! (Value over $40!)
For my wonderful loyal clients, the same applies to you as well, plus for any new person you refer, you will save $10 on your next service!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Concept Vert Froth + Freebie!

Enriched with Amazon açai and babassu oil, Privé Concept Vert # 110 is a revolutionary non-aerosol mousse that provides incredible body, volume and definition. This nourishing high-yield foaming cream amplifies your style while leaving hair soft, shiny and full of bounce.
Perfect for traveling and for a little lift + a little texture!

This month, when you purchase the Concept Vert shampoo & Conditioner, receive this product for free!

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Easter Egg Candy & $aving$!

We have a gift for you! Come in until Easter and choose an egg, enjoy the sweets, and save up to 25% off on Prive products! Spring into your $aving$ again!

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Spring Break For Your Hair!

Is this you?
Spring Break is almost here and even though we have hardly had a winter, it is time to venture outside, hear the birds sing, plant your garden.......have your eyes water, your nose sneezes uncontrollably and the best part......Spring Cleaning!

Instead of just focusing on what needs to be done this month - focus on yourself. Whether it's a small change or a bit brighter  - Spring is the time for change, a time to clean up what havoc has been caused by Winter, not enough time, and just life in general. Come relax, be pampered and walk out feeling amazing with the perfect color for you, your skin tone, and your lifestyle.

Between March 12th - March 26th

any new client receiving a color service receives 50% off their haircut 
& a complimentary deep conditioning treatment 
& facial waxing (Savings more than $50!)
(or existing client adding color treatment)
Appointments are needed to take advantage of this great opportunity 
~ just call 918.510.6543 to book your spring makeover time now!

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Bridal Show - Perfect Wedding Guide

The Perfect Wedding Guide Bridal Show offers an elegant and fun opportunity to plan your wedding and connect with leading wedding professionals in Tulsa, Oklahoma–all in one day, at one place. Be inspired with great ideas in a no-stress atmosphere.
Find the perfect menu, wedding accessories, flowers, wedding planners, venues–everything you need to make your wedding day as perfect as you’ve imagined.
Composure will be attending and offering a $50+ Gift Certificate for a door prize! Come by to meet, chat, consult briefly and sign up for your chance to win a goodie bag full of Prive products!

Friday, February 24, 2012

Salon Products versus Off The Shelf

 I am approached often with the Question: "What kind of shampoo should I use?" "What brand would you recommend?" "Are salon products really different than what I can buy at insert discount store here?"

The answer is YES the products are very different - and I always recommend Prive products because I absolutely love what they do to and for my hair. Prive products have helped many of my clients reach a healthier step in their hair journey!
The best part of buying from a salon versus buying from a store?
You are guaranteed whatever product you purchase. If you spend $10, $15, $20, $30 at the insert discount store here versus spending $20-$30 at the salon on a product, you can bring it back if you have any problems or if you plain just DON'T LIKE IT! That guarantee doesn't come from just anywhere, but when you have close contact with your personal stylist - I listen.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

$100 Off Brazilian Blowout Treatment!

The results are amazing - the time savings is even better.

Brazilian Blowout treatment helps to strengthen your hair with amino acid while smoothing down frizz and sealing your cuticle. 90 minutes, in and out, and the results last up to 12 weeks (with washing your hair daily).

For the month of February, by appointment only, you can receive $100 off your Brazilian Blowout treatment, usually $245 (starting price). Book your time today to take advantage of this amazing deal! 918. 510. 6543 

(Offer not valid after 2/29/12 and cannot be combined with any other offer, discount, or coupon.)

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Knowledge & Learning New Color, Cutting, and Trendy Techniques!

Attending the International Hair Show 2012 in Long Beach, California this past weekend was amazing! Getting the chance to take education classes about business, shopping for some new "salon" items, but most importantly: LEARNING new techniques and perfecting others! 

It's so easy to become stagnant in the Beauty Industry unless you are constantly learning new and exciting ideas - keeping the creative artistic edge that is so critical. So - if you're bored, come in to the salon, have a seat in my chair, and let's play!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

International Hair Show - Long Beach California!

Super exciting! I get to head to California next Friday and experience Long Beach and a mini vacation while furthering my education!

Saturday, January 7, 2012

January Specials

For those of you that didn't know - we do waxing in the salon! So whether you're a male or female, young or old, let's keep those unruly (or just baby fine) hairs under control! 

For this month: 25% off your eyebrow waxing services - just remember to mention it!

And also, for those of you that received the travel size shampoo/conditioners for Christmas, bring those back in, purchase a full size Prive shampoo/conditioner and we'll fill up your travel size for free! That will save you up to $7 just for bringing it back in.

No need to suffer with bad purchases from the store, that you don't really understand what's in. Know what you're using, know that it works, and if you ever have problems - you see me personally and we'll take care of it!

Unanswered Questions?

That you shouldn't wash your hair everyday?

Did you know that the sun can damage your hair?

Do you know what "spot washing" is? 

Do you know why dark hair is shinier than light hair?

Did you know that you need a thermal protector for your hair just like you need sunscreen for your face?

Do you know why your hair never looks the same after you leave the salon?

Do you know the best things to use for your hair type?

Do you know what face shape you have?
Do you know what kind of texture your hair holds?

Do you know what color looks best on you?

If any of these are not answered by your current stylist - or any other questions - come join me for a first time haircut. Education, consultation, and personal lifestyle are the most important factors in determining what's right for you.

Remember - first time guests always save $10 on their haircut!