Have your thoughts been straying to the holidays and what you will do with your hair? Maybe you haven't even admitted this, but you actually find yourself day dreaming at times about how you will wear your hair as far away as spring 2010...If this is the case, you're going to enjoy meeting today's guest!
A few weeks ago I headed over to Studio 1452, a great new hair salon in the historic core of Santa Monica. Owned by Goldwell and KMS, Studio 1452 is the KPSS West Coast Corporate headquarters, KMS California Global Headquarters, a full-service cutting edge salon and a state-of-the-art academy, which may become a template for other 1452 salons. I found it to be a nice change of pace because usually when I cover salons for my beauty column in Affluent Magazine, I end up in Beverly Hills. Studio 1452 is sleek and chic with lots of exposed brick and ceilings (a whopping 7500 square foot 1920s wood truss masonry structure), but with its close proximity to the beach it has a refreshing laid-back feel.
I found myself in the very capable hands of Salon Manager Cherry Petenbrink. This lady owned her own salon for many years before moving to California to head up Studio 1452, and to say that she knows what she's doing is an understatement. Sometimes top stylists can be slightly jaded, but not Cherry. She teaches and trains other stylists and told me that she loves how this aspect of job keeps her on her toes.
So back to holiday hair:
Happy to answer all my questions about the latest in hair, Cherry feels that looser up-style hair is the way to go for special holiday occasions. She says there's a 40s feel going on right now and so we will also see Victory Rolls and finger waves incorporated into soft up-swept styles. Cherry feels that this kind of hair style is a perfect compliment to the wools, cashmeres, furs and plaids textiles of winter. Remember it's not literal, there's a big difference between the hair styles of the 40s and the 40s inspired look of today.
In case you are thinking ahead, Cherry says, "Short hair is definitely coming into spring. People are getting daring and we're going to see a resurgence of the pixie. Hair will be soft and deconstructed with soft layers and a romantic feel."
In terms of color, Cherry feels we won't be seeing the huge shifts like blonds with big dark chunks. "Dimension colors are going to keep playing a big part because it's more interesting. Instead of going from tangerine to violet, we'll see golden blonds moving into ginger and saffrons. Brunettes will move away from matte tones into reflective combinations like a raspberry chocolate." Sounds pretty to me. As Cherry summed it up, "Hair is the ultimate accessory. It should definitely be something people put thought into."
TrustYourStyle is hosting a giveway in honor of the new Studio 1452 and you have a chance to win a Goldwell dualsenses Rich Repair Conditioner, Shampoo, plus a bottle of Goldwell dualsenses Rich Repair leave-in hairtip serum. I've been using all three since my visit and can vouch that they are fabulous products! Normally I can't stand the feel of product in my hair, but one drop of the serum is all you need and the only way I can tell I've used it is because my hair is magically tamed--there's not one bit of greasiness or build-up.
To enter, please leave a comment below about how you plan to wear your hair this holiday season. May the best tresses win!