Mother’s Day

This is a special week, a time where we express our love to our mothers… two of our FRESH SALON stylists tell us what this day means to them.

She’s a mom first!  Adrena hopes that her relationship with her own daughter reflects her relationship with her own mom.


“For me, Mother’s Day is a time to celebrate my mother and a day to celebrate being a mother,” she says. “My mother taught me the importance of working hard for the things I want because nothing in this life is free, but her love. “


Beautifully said Adrena! Wishing you and your mom a wonderful day filled with all the love you have given to others.


Her name is Elizabeth.  And for FRESH stylist Jose, she is “the most important woman in my life.  The glue that keeps our family together,” he says.

Jose is the youngest of three children, and the only son; he believes this has helped create an even stronger connection to his mom.

“We have a special bond.  She’s influenced me as a child with the values that I’ve carried into my adult life. Kind and friendly, she’s loving, generous and thoughtful. She’s also hard working, continually taking care of the people she loves,” he says. 

Elizabeth, you’ve made an impression.  Wishing you a beautiful day!

To all the mothers in our lives—those here with us and those who are watching from above—Happy Mother’s Day!

Mother’s Day

2018 Spring Trends



The Long Pixie: 

Who wouldn’t want it? You can tousle it and layer it. And by using different ARROJO styling products, the Long Pixie can be worn several different ways. This cut works with all hair types but is especially great for thin hair. Get inspired with this awesome Spring Trend.

Deep Side Part: 

Drama and beauty. This is a killer look that adds flair to your hair. We love a deep side part because it takes an average look and makes it unique. Just find your natural part and go a little deeper than you normally would. The Deep Side Part will create volume naturally, so give it a try.


Shaggy Blunt Bangs: 

What will we see everywhere in the spring? Bangs. Everyone is getting them. At least that’s what we’re hearing! Maybe you’ve tried bangs, only to give up, frustrated and annoyed? This spring try a new variation. Long, tapered bangs are in, but so are soft and side-swept. The easiest to wear are piecey and textured. It’s spring and it’s time for a new you!

2018 Spring Trends

Eye Gloss

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Move over matte and glitter eyeshadows. There’s a new trend inspired by the runways and designers like Valentino: Eye Gloss. Yes, that dewy look is appearing in fashion magazines, Instagram posts and on Hollywood A-Listers! We love eye gloss because it can be anything you want it to be: playful or sultry, and it’s super easy to use. Not so sure it’s for you? Try layering glossy eyeshadow on top of your favorite shadow. You’ll be in step with the trend and ready for Spring!

To get this look, use a sponge applicator and smooth your gloss lightly with your fingertips.

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Eye Gloss

Prom Night Hair Styles


It’s almost that time: Prom. From the halls of every Charlotte-area high school, we’ll hear the stories of the Prom “Ask!” Who will be the most creative, and do it best? Who will say yes, and will anyone say no? Stay tuned!

But soon after the “ask” and the “yes,” we begin to plan… and one of the most important parts of getting that perfect prom look, is of course, how you’ll wear your hair.

At FRESH SALON, we’re seeing big, soft waves and plenty of movement in subtle ways. We love braids, cascading down your back. And check out Hollywood glam: again soft curls and plenty of drama. We think waves worn down look amazing, especially with a bohemian dress. Check out these styles where curls are pinned up, again, creating drama and beauty.

Want to schedule an appointment with your FRESH stylist for your special night? Give us a call at 704-841-2100 several weeks ahead so we can ensure you get the look you want!

Prom Night Hair Styles

Beauty Hacks: When to say No!

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We love Hacks. Time saving tricks and tips that will change our lives. But not every “hack” is legit. Here’s a list of the Hacks you need to walk away from!


The Hack: Peel-Off Face Mask out of glue

You peeled the glue off your fingers in elementary school art class, but please don’t try this on your face. It can cause all kinds of problems from breakouts to ripped skin. Keep the Elmer’s on paper and far from your beauty regime.


The Hack: Use Tomato and Sugar as a spa-like facial scrub

Wouldn’t it be great if it were that easy? The truth: Yes, tomatoes are rich in antioxidants which benefit your skin, but sugar is not a good exfoliate because it’s abrasive. When it comes to your skin, stick with tried and true gentle exfoliates.


The Hack: Removing Blackheads with Dental Floss and Mouthwash

Think of it as threading away your blackheads and whiteheads. But the truth is scraping your face with dental floss will pop blood vessels. Great for your teeth, but this Hack will cause more problems than it’s worth. Keep the floss in your mouth!


The Hack: Lemon, Limes and Baking Soda will Brighten Armpits

We checked the internet and this hack is everywhere. But what do the experts say? Not a chance! Using this mix of kitchen basics will cause irritation so severe it can cause burns. Stay Away!

Beauty Hacks: When to say No!

March Madness



It’s March, and that means it’s time to get Mad! You don’t have to be a basketball fan to know this is when College Hoops become the talk everywhere you go: From Home to Work to even your Favorite Salon, FRESH!

We checked in with our FRESH stylists and colorists to hear who they’ll be cheering for and what they’ll be serving up during this iconic period in the Carolinas.



Colorist Taylor is a Duke Fan! To cheer on her Blue Devils she’ll serve Pigs in a Blanket.

“Yummy in the tummy,” she says! Will Grayson Allen and team pull it off and go out with another National Championship? Book End Championships for this Senior who was part of a winning team as a Freshman? Coach K is counting on it! And so are those Cameron Crazies!


5850ce8d8452d.imageCarolina Fan and Colorist Tana will go with Buffalo Chicken Dip. Her Tarheels gave fans a thrill splitting the series against Duke. Just off a National Championship in 2017, can Joel Berry and Luke Maye bring the Heels another Championship Banner? Plenty of Carolina fans are sure they’ll make it to the Big Dance and get it done!



Stylist Emily will cheer on NC State with Nachos and a “snooty” expensive Craft Beer! Her hope is that the Wolfpack makes it to the Sweet 16, and with the year they’ve had so far, that’s a real possibility! Afterall, with Coach Kevin Keatts they’ve beat Carolina, Duke, Louisville… and the list goes on. This is team is fun to watch and it’s only the beginning. Go Pack!


March Madness

2018 Academy Awards

SANTA MONICA, CA – MARCH 03: Actress Margot Robbie attends the 2018 Film Independent Spirit Awards on March 3, 2018 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by George Pimentel/Getty Images) HOLLYWOOD, CA – MARCH 04: Margot Robbie attends the 90th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 4, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)

Some of the best dressed wore white on the “Red Carpet.” From Laura Dern to Mary J. Blige to Margot Robbie. They were all stunners in white and ivory gowns.   We loved them all, but we also feel inspired that so many Hollywood A-Listers debuted new hairstyles.

I, Tonya actress Margot Robbie sported subtle changes to her classic bob. At the Oscars her hair was a bit shorter and textured. She looked amazing in her white gown and subtle make up, but it’s that new bob that turned heads on Oscar night.

WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA – MARCH 02: Mary J. Blige attends Toast To The Arts Presented By Remy Martin at Ysabel on March 2, 2018 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Earl Gibson III/Getty Images for Think Common Music Inc.) Mandatory Credit: Photo by MIKE NELSON/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock (9448541ne) Mary J. Blige Arrivals – 90th Academy Awards, Hollywood, USA – 04 Mar 2018 Mary J. Blige arrives for the 90th annual Academy Awards ceremony at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California, USA, 04 March 2018. The Oscars are presented for outstanding individual or collective efforts in 24 categories in filmmaking.

How about Mary J. Blige? Again in white, Mary J. Blige turned it up by adding volume, lots of it. She teamed that amazing look with an ivory Versace gown. By the way, those earrings are almost 7 carats of diamonds!

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – FEBRUARY 18: Saoirse Ronan attends the 71st EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) at the Royal Albert Hall on February 18, 2018 in London, England. PHOTOGRAPH BY Paul Treadway / Barcroft Images (Photo credit should read Paul Treadway / Barcroft Images / Barcroft Media via Getty Images) HOLLYWOOD, CA – MARCH 04: Saoirse Ronan attends the 90th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 4, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)

Finally, take a look at Lady Bird actress Saoirse Ronan. Saoirse turned to Instagram to document how her stylist achieved the blunt bob. And sometimes, it’s the picture from the back that shows it best. Certainly the case with this Oscar nominee!

Did you see a look you love during the Academy Awards? Bring a picture to Fresh and we’ll give you the Red Carpet look too!


2018 Academy Awards