Archive | January, 2011

PURE ARTIST

2011 will be my first year of budding work as a PureArtist, Educator for Pureology luxury haircare!

This is a huge opportunity for me to surround myself with other salon professionals eager to grow and share their art. I believe in what this brand represents: Healthy, Conscious, Luxury.  I’m also looking forward to contibuting to the continued partnership Pureology sustains with Global Green.

WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR MY HAIR APPOINTMENTS?!

Not a thing.  My schedule will remain the same.  I will continue to style at Byu-ti Hair Therapy in Santa Monica, afternoons and evenings Tuesday through Thursday and all day on Fridays.

Did you know Byu-ti is Pureology’s west coast flagship salon?

Check it out!

I can’t wait to share Pureology’s promise with you!!

Bonafied.

Last year I took the exam to become a Redken Certified Colorist, one of only a small percentage of stylists nation wide who decided to put their skills to the test!  Check out the press release below! I guess I’m certifiable!!

Andi Scarbrough from Byu-ti Salon, Santa Monica, California

Brings Local Consumers the Highest Level of Haircolor Expertise as a Redken Certified Haircolorist

January, 2011, Los Angeles, CA – Stylist Andi Scarbrough recently excelled into an elite group of Redken Certified Haircolorists, who provide top notch service and guarantee exceptional haircolor results for their clients.  There’s a certain level of acclaim associated with being a Redken Certified Haircolorist, and members of this leading group are recognized for their color expertise and commitment to excellence.

“Consumers in Santa Monica now have access to a leading haircolorist with the latest information on haircolor products, trends, and techniques,” explains Christine Schuster, Senior Vice President of Education for Redken.  “When consumers book their color service with a Redken Certified Haircolorist, they can rest assured they will receive the highest quality results and service.”

Consumers also have the advantage of virtually “getting to know” a Redken Certified Haircolorist before they schedule an appointment!  Redken.com’s salon finder features Redken Certified Haircolorist profiles including salon information, picture, biographical information, photos of their work, and answers to fun questions.

Consumers looking for fresh, high quality color can call Andi Scarbrough at 31-587-2207 to make an appointment.  For more information on Redken, please visit www.redken.com.

Redken products can only be guaranteed authentic when purchased from a salon.

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Winter Rose

So the lovely Julia Anderson, winner of reality tv competition True Beauty, stopped by my chair recently, as she does every six to eight weeks. Only this time, she was in the mid-winter doldrums.  She told me she was bored with her seasonably brunette hair, but knew her hair needed to rest up  from the summery mauvey light pieces we ribbon through, and the drying effect lightener can have.  She looked at me with a twinkle in her eye, and we knew excactly what to do.  Julia went red.  But she isn’t the only one!

Freshly off the creative wave that washed through Redken Symposium in Las Vegas last week, the trend is glowingly RED! In fact, the whole western world seems to have caught the cold weather blues and is craving some WARMTH! Just as the saying goes, “everyone can be a blonde,” the same stands for redheads.  The most loathed and coveted shade in the color world is now in highest demand.
Dreary blondes and dull brunettes have come to my chair of late crying for some summer sunshine to warm and liven their limp locks. Lucky for them, the fashion world is seeing red!

Do you see it?

For those ready to REALLY rock it red,  GO FOR IT!  Semi-Psychadelic colors have never been more commonplace in the workplace. My  dear friend Korie Su has never met a red she didn’t like, and over the years, she and I have really run the red spectrum… in laps!  She nearly got me kicked out of beauty school years ago for using contraband product to achieve barely imaginable vibrancy.  And she’s still pushing the envelope, but Ms. Korie Su is one of those girls that just WORKS IT. Kinda like one of my Fave redheads, Christina Hendricks. Which is why when Korie takes on this new red trend, her shade will be near-neon bliss.  The inspiration for  her next style is fresh off the Creative Color Surge  stage at Redken Symposium this year. We’ll down play the poofy bit on top, a little, to suit her real life sex-atary office gig.

Some girls (myself among them!) may opt for a more natural look, a la Julianne Moore and Lauren Ambrose.  See the new fashion forward take on the same lovely shade?

So color lively ladies!  This is your big chance to tune into your own Lucille Ball dream! Go Bold!  Go Gold! Be Bronzer with your lowlights than ever before. Say YES to the golden/coppery hues we’ve banished under cold toners!  Your haircolor deserves illumination!  Let your high-lights shine!!