We’re nerds at heart. We have collections of Sharpie markers, stickers galore, and a pen with a bug-eyed hippo perched on top. So, when challenged by Davines North America to find creative ways to recycle their new More Inside wrappers, we got SERIOUS. First off, we couldn’t have picked a better material to recycle – the new More Inside line is so cute!
The wrappers are beautiful and when ironed out, make lovely crafting supplies. We turned them into washi tape by slicing them into 1/2 inch strips, and attaching double sided tape. We then stuck the whole thing to a long strip of 1/2 inch wide parchment and rolled it up so it can sit with all the other washi tapes. Check it out!
It fits right in – we’re all set for our paper crafts. If you get a holiday card from us, don’t be surprised if it features More Inside patterns!
You’ve been there before. Your stylist has finally shown you the light and you’ve realized that your hair will thank you for backing off the daily wash. So you go home, go to yoga class, sleep on your washed-yesterday-hair and wake up with the beginnings of an oil spill. You pat on the baby powder and perfume only to end up with a Marie Antoinette-worthy mess on your head!
Enter Davines Hair Refresher.
This baby is the perfect storm ingredients. Silica helps add volume to the hair by roughing it up a little (in a good way!), leaving it tousled instead of slick. Rice starch absorbs excess oil, and then a warm, citrus fragrance leaves hair feeling and smelling fresh. So, if you can’t bring yourself to put your hair in yet another “messy bun,” Davines has got you covered.
Save this for the weekend.
Do this instead.
We have a thing for minions. You know, those quirky little yes-men that every evil genius needs? From electric eels to flying monkeys, we’re totally into the idea of having full-time support for our every harebrained scheme. Our wildest dreams came true this month when we secured a minion of our very own! Sarah, our new assistant, is officially part of the M Bird team now. She helps us with cleaning, organizing, and lots of other stuff that helps the salon run, all while picking Jen’s evil-genius brain and learning as much as she can about the salon industry. We thought she might be offended if we called her a minion, until we found out that it comes from the French word, mignon, meaning darling ! She’s definitely darling (as well as indispensable), and we’re on cloud nine now that we have such a fun, helpful, intelligent new trainee on staff. Keep your eyes out for her as she’s gearing up to be our next great stylist!
Jenny Sora Kong is the queen of color!! She had lots of fun this week transforming Clare into a redhead. In the end, Clare looked like The Little Mermaid’s sister. We got TWO catcalls when taking the last picture outside! Check out the before and afters below:
Need a hot color change of your own? Don’t forget that Jenny works at M Bird Studio on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. She’s super creative, but as you can see, she also works well with natural looks. She specializes in precision cutting, color, and extension services.
Remember a time before Oi/Oil? Yeah, neither do we. But you do remember the sweet smell, and that siiiiiiillllky feeling it gives your hair right? Well, lucky for everyone, those magical chemists over at Davines have developed an entire line from the original oil. Yes, the new Oi Shampoo, Conditioner, and Milk are coming out this month!
Stop by and grab a sample starting the third week in August. We are so excited for this lauch, and we can’t wait for you to get you hands on it!
There was a keg, a pie-eating contest, and a second birthday. Our Anniversary party was a blast! Check out pics below:
Our fearless leader!
Friends, Fun, and Cowboy Hats!
Not really sure what’s going on here…
Maria and Katy are clearly nostalgic about Cracker Jacks! Aren’t we all though?
Yikes! Sugar Shock!
Awwww – love birds at the fair!
Cliff and Nathaniel play nice for the camera.
Brianna and Aleph. So cute
WHOA….. Just. Whoa……
Clearly, this party was all kinds of crazy. If anyone has other pics, please let us know! Cheers and fears and feeling proud, folks! May we have many years of celebrations in our future
…are not so terrible, as it turns out. We’ve arrived at our 2 year anniversary quite smoothly, and we’re thrilled at the prospect of a busy summer season! Help us celebrate this Saturday night with kegstands and jean shorts. Bring your own Ferris Wheel.
So, a few weeks ago, I posted this picture on instagram. Don’t even try to pretend that you didn’t love it. The patron saint of hairdressers, Vidal Sasoon, wrote this “manual” with his wife:
A legend and his wife!
So, this book, as you can see, is a must have for everyone. I thought it would be appropriate feature some of the incredible advice that these two wonderful people were so gracious to share in this book.
The book is didvided into seasons, and then into months. There are so many little nuggets in here, from makeup and meditation tips to (of course!) hair. It would be a shame not to pass these on! So. I will be posting one tip per day on our facebook page, but here’s the first one for you:
“February – Beverly on makeup, the oldest, most personal art:
It may not be one of the major arts but it is one of the oldest and most personal. The nice thing is that you don’t hang your finest creation in a gallery but wear it for the world to enjoy.”*
HOW AWESOME IS THIS???? Thanks, Bev. I feel better about myself already. Anyway, stay tuned to our facebook page for updates, and get ready for a year of beautiful!
*Beverly & Vidal Sasoon with Camille Duhe, A Year of Beauty & Health, New York, New York: Simon & Schuster, c. 1976
Marie Antoinette had nothing on the Queen Bee. Not sure what I mean? Here’s a little nature lesson for you:
The Queen Bee is IT. She lazes around, eating bon-bons all day and mating with every male drone in sight, while the sterile female worker bees take care of everything else. While the plebes eat the honey they manufacture, the Queen gets only one luscious snack option for her entire life: Royal Jelly. This special sauce is pretty much the best thing to ever happen the the planet – who knows how the bees have kept it a secret for so long? – and consequently, your hair.
Royal Jelly is full of all kinds of nutrients, and its complex benefits allow the Queen to live longer and grow larger than all the other bees (I told you, it’s all about her, every day, all day). Anyway, to bring it all around, those amazing chemists at Davines have managed to harness the magic of the bees in one of my favorite products, the Nourishing Hair Royal Jelly.
This treatment is great for dry, irritated, or itchy scalp and hair. It’s applied at the shampoo bowl (which means it includes a fantastic extended scalp massage!) and left in to nourish long after you leave the salon.
So, next time you’re in, treat yourself like the Queen you are. We promise to spoil you for at least a little while!
Yes, it’s true. Valentine’s Day is one of our very favorite days of the year. We can forget the Hallmark cards, forget the overpriced date night, even forget the champagne and fancy undergarments – for us, it’s all about the CUTENESS! Just roll up a ball of fairy dust, pop a few hearts and puppies on it, and we’re swooning halfway to the moon already. I know, I know, we styleyour hair, not Katy Perry’s, but we just can’t help but spread the (adorable, candy coated) love! Here, a few things we’re cooking up for tomorrow:
Mini Davines Products! What could be cuter? Plus, put a bird on it! M Bird Studio lives up to it’s name.