Want Summer Lovin’? Get it with Color!

It’s not too late to get a new look for summer!  Whether it’s a sexy strapless dress, great sandals or a dramatic hair color that redefines you, July is the perfect month to make a move.   And we suggest that you get started with an exciting color trend!

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Rose Gold: It’s dramatic and radiant.  And yes, that’s a shade of pink you’re seeing.  But if you haven’t experienced the richness of a truly bold color choice, now is time to try.  Inspired by Emma Roberts, this color will turn heads from shore to shore.

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Selena Gomez looks amazing with blonde color and natural roots.  Fashionistas call it Ice Blonde.  We call it Beautiful. Be Bold.  You don’t have to be a Hollywood A-Lister to find inspiration in this gorgeous color.

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Let’s face it. She could look beautiful in anything.  But we love Jessica Alba’s warm caramel highlights. She finds the perfect balance, with highlights that frame her face and give her a modern edge.

See something here you might want to try?  Give us a call at 704-841-2100 Our Fresh Colorists have the experience and knowledge to turn your everyday look into something special that you will love!

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Want Summer Lovin’? Get it with Color!

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.

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“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. “

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

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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!

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March Madness

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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.

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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!

 

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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!

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Creating Beach Hair

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Do you want beach wavy hair, but are unable to hit the surf and sand? It’s a look we all love, especially with summer in front of us. Here’s an easy step- by- step approach, using a few ARROJO products.

  • First, start with damp hair, either by washing or simply misting lightly
    • If you wash your hair, be sure to also dry, leaving it damp only
  • Next, put ARROJO’s Curl Enhancer throughout your hair, making sure to spread it from the roots to the tips.
  • Part you hair and braid it on each side
  • Let it sit at the minimum for four hours, but overnight is even better
  • When you’re ready for the reveal, loosen your braids carefully and toss your head
  • If your hair is still damp, blow it dry lightly to remove any moisture
  • Finally, use ARROJO Wave Mist or ARROJO holding spray to give your beach hair a great hold
  • This should last at least a few hours, but if you’re hair holds curls well, it could last up to two days
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SET & STYLE

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Summer is almost here. And that means it’s time to figure out new ways to keep your hair looking its best even in the sun and humidity. Set & Style Spray by Nick ARROJO will setnstyle2_lgadd body, shine and hold to your style and bow dry. It’s weightless and insures a flexible, touchable, all-day hold. With this product, you can have maximum volume and still have soft, shiny hair.

The key ingredients are Vitamin E and Oat Proteins. Vitamin E will repair and preserve your color and Oat Proteins create extreme humidity resistance.

It’s simple to use.

  • Spray evenly on damp hair
  • Work through from roots to ends
  • Blow dry and use hot tools to get your best look

We’re thrilled to be the only South Charlotte salon that carries ARROJO products, and we know you’ll love this line as much as we do! Ask your stylist which products are right for you. It’s ARROJO…. And you’ll only find it at FRESH!

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ARROJO ROGUE Co-Cleans

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rogue-miv-lgDo you want to protect your hair from over washing? Then Go Rogue! This is the newest product from ARROJO and promises to leave your hair squeaky-clean and soft. Part of the American Wave product line, ROGUE is dripping in lemon zest. Are you tired of feeling that you “have” to wash your hair every day? Well, now you don’t have to. Rogue will protect your hair from over cleansing.
Rogue is color safe and contains Chamomile, Acai Palm, Vitamin E and Kelp. We love it because it improves the hair’s texture and promotes waves and curls. It’s part of the newest line from ARROJO and Fresh is proud to be South Charlotte’s exclusive salon for these amazing products.

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Jason Vittorio is a Brand Builder

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And since opening FRESH, Jason has created the brand that clients throughout the Charlotte region have come to love!

With a degree in Graphic Design, Jason has always excelled in the visual arts, and the ability to develop interesting story lines through photography.

“I enjoy the creative process; coming up with the look, style and approach we’ll take on the shoot,” he says.

When you scroll through the FRESH website and look at pictures of our stylist work, you can bet that Jason was the visionary behind the shoot.

“Without a doubt, I definitely prefer the artistic side. I don’t shoot many family portraits or weddings, instead I focus on fashion, editorial and of course hair photography,” he said.

Jason finds inspiration from ARROJO, Fresh Salon’s exclusive product line.

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“ARROJO has given us exposure to the NYC fashion world and beyond,” he says. Because of this partnership, we have the tools and techniques to achieve breaking trends.”

 

 

He loves the FRESH environment: our bright, open salon, but maintains that the biggest selling point to the salon is our experienced and friendly staff.

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“Our stylists are always learning, attending classes and keeping up with the most current trends.”

Want to see more of Jason and our FRESH stylist at work? Click https://www.facebook.com/plugins/video.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fafreshsalon%2Fvideos%2F447677812343%2F&show_text=0&width=560“>here for a behind the scenes look at one of our inspiring photo shoots.

Jason Vittorio is a Brand Builder