We have much to tell you! First of all, thank YOU for being the most amazing, beautiful, fabulous clients anyone could ask for. Haus wouldn’t be where it is today without your gorgeous heads of hair and generosity. We’ve been chosen by Minnesota Monthly as best salon in their annual “Best Of” issue. Blowdry! Blowdry bar was also honored with ‘best blowout.’ We are overjoyed with all of the wonderful things people have to say about Haus, and want to share with all of you. We’re celebrating our Minnesota Monthly award by throwing a soiree that you’re invited to! But hey-that’s not all folks.
We’ll also be holding an art opening for our newest installation by innovator Evan Ishamel, as well as a silent auction for Free Arts Minnesota. Free Arts MN is a charity organization dedicated to providing an artistic outlet for children who have suffered abuse. With creative expression comes confidence, intelligence, and an emotional outlet. Haus is proud to support Free Arts MN as creative expression is vital to personality development in today’s youth. Evan Ishmael has been kind enough to donate a beautiful one of a kind piece to our auction-it could be yours!
A Free Arts MN-sponsored event
Evan & an untitled piece (Carbon on Canvas)
Please join us as we kick off the Holiday Season with tunes spun by Adora Tokyo, a chance to win a makeover with Charlie Brackney and Senior colorist Faye Anderson, and so much more!
November 16, 2013
7-9pm (Silent Auction @ 8pm)
Suggested $10 donation at the door
Minnesota Fashion designer Samantha Rei is known on an international scale for her signature Japanese Lolita designs. Her label Blasphemina’s Closet has gained popularity over the years from Minnesota all the way to Japan. After more than ten years in the fashion industry, Samantha decided it was time to shed her identity as a Lolita designer and branch out. Despite the fantastical Lolita style of dress, there are many rules and restrictions and Rei began to feel stifled. Her namesake-based new line is launching, and she decided to reach out to the community to fund her new endeavor. “Artists have a tough time accessing small business loans, and a launch based around a community rooting for me makes it that much more special. There’s a sense of solidarity, these people helping to reach my goal now have a piece of the project.” Where does Rei see herself in five years? “In production! I want to be in stores outside of Minnesota. I want to walk down the street and see people in my designs.” With inspiration from the likes of John Galliano, Vivienne Westwood, and her all time hero Alexander McQueen, her designs are sure to make a splash! Check out images of her new line & make a donation here. xo
Detail shots of Rei’s latest collection titled “Cyclone Wasteland” Win tickets to see her show & other MN Fashion designers here.
Samantha Rei’s Finale dress from S/S 2013 Collection “Second Star”
Crush alert! Bradley Cooper’s scandalously young girlfriend Suki Waterhouse (she’s 21, he’s 38) is making a splash on the fashion scene with her gorgeous look, reminiscent of the flawless Brigitte Bardot. We love how she fearlessly styles her bangs around those gorgeous eyebrows. Thinking about getting a fringe for Fall? We’re sure these images of Suki will convince you.
Brigitte said it herself, I regret nothing. xo
I could go on forever about the women whom I love to pay homeage. They inspire the hair, makeup and fashion world time and time again. This Fall I cannot lie-I’m yawning! Jewel tone this, leather that, sweater and boot combinations to die (snore) for! Instead of the usual fashion blog peruse, we’re reaching into history to find inspiration in our work. Here are a few timeless gems we truly treasure. *Le sigh* xo
Oh Audrey, those eyebrows! Our master eyebrow artist Edwin says the thicker the better. We love a strong, natural brow. It brings the rest of your features to life and maintenance is a breeze.
Sharon Tate’s life came to a tragic ending, but her legacy lives on. How to create that gorgeous volume? Oribe’s Volumista heat styling spray really packs a punch when combined with the right round brush and blow dryer.
Cher’s long locks have inspired looks for decades since, and decades to come. Her bangs here are the cherry on top of her long, gorgeous tresses. Caitlin is our bang master and can update your Fall look with a fringe as flawless as Mrs. Bono herself.
Bianca Jagger’s rock-n-roll lifestyle pauses here for a breathtaking image of her looking truly Hollywood Glam. For that flawless set of soft waves such as hers, the Blowdry bar has you covered.
Our genius color team came together for a class led by Wella Educator Dorothee McNellis. They focused on dimensional color, specifically different foiling techniques and balayage (french for “to sweep”) which can also be referred to as “hair painting.” The outcomes were truly gorgeous! Check out a few of our models below.
Loving this bright hue to match her rad name-Blaze!
Color by Lauren, our fabulous apprentice.
Love the soft lavender pieces!
Jill on the right and her fabulous model Carrie.
I just returned from a whirl-wind 48 hour trip to Chicago for the absolute best show I’ve ever seen. Jay-z and Justin Timberlake’s Legends of the Summer tour is truly mind blowing. They played without an opener/intermission for 3 hours straight, bouncing songs off of each other and interacting with the crowd. I loved every second of it, but I have just one tiny complaint. BOYS: WHAT WERE YOU THINKING? There were (literally) thousands of gorgeous girls with their hair blown out, highest heels on, and wearing too many adorable dresses to count. What did the dudes decide to put on? Tank tops! I was raised by a seriously old school father, who believes in a proper suit and stingy brim for a night on the town. Thanks to him I’ve always appreciated a well dressed gent and seeing all of the tank top action was disappointing to say the least. Jay and JT were pretty casual for the show but still fashion forward. I like to dip my toes in menswear every once in awhile, but I’m going to pass the advice giving onto High Snobiety, who has a great street wear style section for men. For something a slightly more upscale, peep Adam Gallagher’s site. I suggest that both blogs be passed along to any guys you know who think it’s ok to wear an undershirt for a night out!
Find tour dates and tickets here: Legends of the Summer
I’m still swooning!
The only boy who can pull off a tank top (in my humble opinion) is lil Mason Disick.
Ever have those lazy summer days where you lay by the pool, take a dip, order lunch, and let the rest of the world deal with all the hustle and bustle? Or how about the ones when you barely have time to reapply your lipstick? It goes both ways for all of us, and at the end of it all-you get the phone call. That gorgeous someone you’ve been waiting for has finally asked you on that second date, or your gal pals got tickets to that concert you’ve been waiting all your life for. You want to go so badly, and then you look in the mirror. Your hair is flat, on it’s fourth day without a wash, and just blah. Maybe you do have time to wash and style-but do you feel like it? No! Well our little style mavens Marlee and Lauren came up with a look that takes 5 minutes (I promise, I timed it!). Follow this dynamic duo as they walk you through a style fresh off the runways. We call it “the Wet Look made ready to wear.”
Alberta Ferretti Spring 2013
Giambattista Valli Spring 2013
Start by sectioning off the top of your hair as if you were going for that oh so chic half-up half-down look sported by the hottest kindergartners on the scene. Slick back the sides left down with a cocktail of Oribe’s Rock Hard Gel and Number 4′s Mighty Hair Spray. Once it’s nice and shiny you can blast it into place with 10 seconds of your dryer and a soft bristle brush. Pin back your slicked sides with 1-2 bobby pins, criss cross them, have them lying side to side, whatever you prefer!
Next, you’ll want to let that clipped hair down and separate into (2-3?) sections. Spray each section and back comb, giving height to the look.
Once you’ve finished back combing, smooth all of the hair back and finish with a spray
Voila! You have some seriously fierce hair, for a seriously fun night! xoxo
Does your morning routine look anything like this in the summer? We’re to rescue you, honey!
We’re all battling the humidity with our irons, dryers, and product, but nothing seems to tame that frizz! Have no fear, Fluoro 5 is here! With reparative & protective properties, this oil beats out all the others. Not only is it Vegan, Gluten-free, free of Sulfates and Paraben-it actually works! It speeds up Blow-dry time, and reduces frizz when hair is exposed to humidity.
Wanna really take it up a notch? Keratin treatments are fabulous for us ladies blessed (hah) with the unmanageable frizz gene. For the month of July, Haus is offering a keratin treatment with a complimentary haircut! Treat yourself honey, your hair will love you for it. xoxo
Keratin treatment by our fabulous stylist, Julian. Can you even believe it?
We are so excited for Pride this year. With Gay marriage legalized in the state of MN, and DOMA being rejected by Congress this past week, how could we not be giddy about this weekend? A few tips, make sure you stay hydrated, don’t get glitter in your eyes, use anti-humidity hair product, (Oribe’s Smooth Style Serum is my personal fave) and have FUN! Summertime is finally here, lets celebrate. See you at the parade you gorgeous thang! xoxo
Our fantastic creative director and co-owner of both Haus Salon and Blowdry! Blowdry bar is ready to set sail (ok not literally) to Paris, France with his mother to celebrate her birthday. Oh Charlie, making sons all over the world look bad. In honor of his adventures, I decided it was only appropriate to highlight a few of my favorites in the city of light.
Colette-located in the 1st arrondisement. Colette is a fantastic boutique known globally for its innovative array of beautiful baubles and fashions. You can find anything from Diptyque candles, to Billionaire Boys Club sweatshirts, to Givenchy. The first floor is sprawling with gifts for anyone you can imagine, while the second is dedicated to vêtements designed by a range of fantastic fashion houses from all over the world. There’s also a concert venue in the basement with a “waterbar” (more of a cafe of sorts), where you can see the likes of Pharrell signing books, or RL Grime spinning a set. What else would you expect from a chic boutique in Paris?
Cute little Brian Lichtenberg graphic tee
Coffee table books for days
Fauchon- Fauchon is a luxury épicerie, known for its delicious confections and artisan deli-style eats. In the basement, you can find fantastic spirits and wines to go with your yummy finds. Grab a picnic basket, a blanket, et voilà!
Think of it as Byerly’s redecorated by Barbie, non?
Comptoir des Archives- A fantastic little cafe located in the Marais. Comptoir des Archives serves up a lovely lunch in a perfectly relaxing environment. The service is quick and friendly, and most of the waiters speak English which makes things a little easier . My favorite is the goat cheese salade, it’s great with a glass of Sauv Blanc and a little people watching. Enjoy!
Oh the things I would do to sit on that patio!
The famed Goat Cheese salad. mmm!