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Summer trend report

Summer is the time when you just want to grab a cold drink, some tunes, a shady spot by the pool, and chill out. No-fuss hair is a must—and thankfully, it’s a major hair trend. What else does the steamy Tulsa summer have in store, style-wise? James Orr, In-Salon Educator and Master Stylist at Z Studio in Brookside, has the scoop.

Summer time, and the living is easy

Beach babes everywhere are embracing natural texture and low-maintenance color. “For summer, it’s a lot of balayage and people working with their natural texture,” James says. “Braids are huge. You’ll see a lot of lived-in, organic-looking styles that are just effortless.”

Perm power

That emphasis on texture means the resurgence of perms—they’re back and better than before. “Perms are much done on bigger rods,” James explains. “It’s more of a beachy wave texture than the tight curl of the past.”

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James Orr, In-Salon Educator and Master Stylist at Z Studio in Brookside

Color theory

When it comes to color, nothing says summer like sun-kissed, golden hair. “It’s summer, so everyone wants to be blonde. Golden beiges, warmer blondes—it looks like the sun did it,” James says.

Want to go even warmer? You’re in good company. “People are playing with fiery reds. They’re not afraid to push it a little further.”

Summer Product Recommendations

James recommends the following products to complement the looks of summer.

Source: Pureology
Source: Pureology

Pureology Colour Fanatic: Spray in hair before swimming in a pool or lake to protect from harsh water.

Source: Pureology
Source: Pureology

Pureology Perfect 4 Platinum Miracle Filler: If your hair is feeling dry and brittle, use this to keep lifted summer hair looking and feeling fresh.

Source: Pureology
Source: Pureology

Redken Air Dry Cream: Too hot to turn on the blow-dryer? For a natural, air dried style, use Redken Frizz Dismiss Rebel SPF40 to seal flyaways and protecs hair from UV rays.

To test-drive a new style (or just talk trends), request an appointment online. Bring a friend and you’ll both get special gifts. We look forward to seeing you!

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Z Studio adds a great new location in beautiful and vibrant South Tulsa

Source: Z Studio

Source: Z Studio

Not to toot our own horn, but since opening in 2010, Z Studio has experienced a ton of growth. We nearly quadrupled our number of artistic team members (going from six to 22), and we doubled our square footage when we moved to our Brookside location. Our guests drive in to see us from as far away as Kansas, Arkansas or Texas. Today, we’re proud to share the details of our brand-new, second location in South Tulsa.

Okay, maybe we are tooting our own horn. But think of that horn as a party kazoo and picture a flourish of confetti raining down, because we’re celebrating not only our growth, but also the growth of the entire Tulsa community. Pour yourself a glass of bubbly (seltzer, champagne or other) and read on to get the scoop.

Source: Z Studio

Source: Z Studio

The Z Studio difference

Aesthetics are important—especially for a salon. We wanted an interior that felt inviting yet cutting-edge, with nods to its Oklahoma roots. And we found the perfect designer in Karen Rebele of Details & Design, who did the interior design for both our Brookside and South Tulsa locations. She warmed the industrial-chic space with the perfect mix of local reclaimed hardwood, rough-hewn rock walls, cork wallpaper, handmade iron fixtures and custom backlit mirrors.

“We knew we wanted to be set apart with something different,” says Beau Barbee, owner and master stylist. “The salon is modern but not stuffy. People say it is chic but not overdone.”

Source: Z Studio

Source: Z Studio

Meet the neighbors

Our 2,300-square-foot Brookside location isn’t just beautiful inside—it’s surrounded by natural beauty outside, too. Less than a mile away from a 100-acre riverfront park, A Gathering Place for Tulsa, will soon offer a great jumping-off point for exploring the nature paths, pond, playgrounds and more once complete.

And our brand-new South Tulsa location also has great neighbors. “The shopping center has a Pure Barre, a yoga studio, and a couple popular restaurants and a handful of great, local boutiques,” says co-owner and Drew Anderssen. “This area in South Tulsa is being reimagined to better fit the needs of residents. Lots of great homes, people and businesses are coming into that area, and we’re happy to be in one of the most prominent locations, at 89th in Yale in the Tuscana on Yale Shopping Center”

It’s all part of the growth and evolution of Tulsa.

“There’s great urban development happening, giving people more reasons to reconsider the city of Tulsa rather than the suburbs as viable places to eat, shop and spend time,” Beau adds.

Source: Z Studio

Source: Z Studio

What people are saying

Z Studio continues to be recognized as an innovative leader in the industry. In March, we were recognized as one of the nation’s top 200 salons in two categories, including Growth, by Salon Today 200. We also received a STAMP award in 2016 from Salon Today.

But the greatest reward comes from growing our team members.

“We believe our team is like our family, and we want to invest in the growth of our business,” Beau says. “We’re able to bring a consistent brand and quality through ongoing education. Z Studio makes sure our staff is highly engaged in on-going training and education on trends, as well as the technical skills needed to be a great stylist and provide a great experience for our guests.”

James Orr, an in-salon educator and master stylist, says the strategy is working. “I have seen my business take off—the growth I have had in the last three years is more than I ever experienced,” he says. “I know I am a much better stylist now. … It’s great to watch Z Studio grow and be successful.”

Of course, that success wouldn’t be possible without you, our guests, friends and neighbors. Our South Tulsa location is opening in early July, and of course, you can always book with us in Brookside. Thank you for the support—and we hope to see you soon.

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Love Can Be Complicated. Hints Help!

Let’s face it. Lovers aren’t always the best at giving gifts to show their affection. Are we right?! So if you’re tired of getting a chocolates, flowers, and teddy bears for Valentine’s Day, we’re here to help.

Tell your Valentine that you want the gift of love and beauty from Z Studio, with a little hint. That’s right, send your sweetie a hint from Z Studio for what you really want this Valentine’s Day, and when they buy you a $150 gift card, we’ll give them a free haircut*.

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*Free haircut is valued up to $35 for new guests with select service providers when they make a $150 gift card purchase between January 10th and February 14, 2016.Valentines FB

Open House Next Saturday – Save 10% All Year!

Next Saturday, January 23, we are celebrating the opening of our beautiful new salon in the heart of Tulsa’s Historic Brookside with a public Open House from 9am to 6pm. While you’re here, pre-book your services and save 10% on any future appointment in 2016!

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That’s right. Save 10% on EVERY service you pre-book  throughout the year when you do it next Saturday. So, whether you visit us once or twelve times in 2016, you can save 10% on your visit when you pre-book.

Examples:

  • Love having your hair cut every 6 weeks? Pre-book your next 5 haircuts, and save 10% on each visit.
  • Need your hair colored every 8 weeks? Pre-book your next 2 colors, and save 10% on each visit.
  • Crave highlights with the change of the seasons? Pre-book two highlight appointments (Spring & Fall), and save 10% on each one.

It’s pretty simple. This is our way of giving back to our loyal guests, as a way of saying “thanks” for helping us achieve a new level of success with a beautiful new  salon at 3511 South Peoria Avenue.

Never been to Z Studio before? Don’t worry. The offer is open to new guests, too! And, while you’re here, we’ll give you a full tour of our new facility and can even introduce you to a stylist perfect for you, your hair type, and the vision you have for your hair. Our consultations are always complimentary, and we’d be happy to provide that for you, too!

For our new guests, here are a few quick tidbits about us:

  • We’ve been in Tulsa since 2008, but we just recently moved to a beautiful new location (just a mile from our original location); we’re now located in the heart of Brookside at 3511 South Peoria Avenue.
  • We always offer free consultations.
  • We welcome walk-in guests, but always recommend requesting a reservation online or calling 918-743-5353 in advance.
  • We are Tulsa’s premier teaching salon, with a 40-week Associate Stylist Program, similar to a Master’s Degree for hair stylists. The program teaches advanced cut and color techniques and the customer service skills need to work in a prestige salon environment.

We look forward to seeing you next Saturday, January 23, from 9am – 6pm – for an Open House at Z Studio: The Art of Hair.

Front Row At Madonna! #Congratulations

UPDATED 01-15-16

Congratulations to Laura Casillas of Tulsa, who was our winning participant in our recent “Win A Madonna Experience” contest! Laura won hair, make-up, and tickets for her and a friend to accompany members of the Z Studio Artistic Team to Madonna’s Rebel Heart Tour concert tomorrow night at the BOK Center in Tulsa!

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L-R: Mandy (guest of Laura), Beau (owner of Z Studio), Laura (winner)

And, congratulations to our team members Dena, Dustin, James, Laura, and Amy, who were also randomly selected to accompany Z Studio’s owner Beau Barbee and our winners to the show!

Winners in Z Studio's Team Member Drawing

Winners in Z Studio’s Team Member Drawing

The surprise of the night? Being upgrade to the front row once we got to the BOK Center! Ever seen a concert from the front row? Check out the video on our Facebook page.

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In the salon, Madonna’s music was played exclusively overhead in our incredible sound system. We posted this harebrained (get it? …”hair”-brained) idea just over a week ago, and the participation was mind-blowing! We can’t say thank you enough to all 500+ participants who entered to win! See more pictures from the night below and on our Facebook page.

If you’ve never been to Z Studio, we hope you’ll take advantage of the $20 gift attached to your “Win A Madonna Experience” entry, and come and see us! A few quick tidbits about us:

  • We’ve been in Tulsa since 2008, but we just recently moved to a beautiful new location (just a mile from our original location); we’re now located in the heart of Brookside at 3511 South Peoria Avenue.
  • We always offer free consultations.
  • We welcome walk-in guests, but always recommend requesting a reservation online or calling 918-743-5353 in advance.
  • We are Tulsa’s premier teaching salon, with a 40-week Associate Stylist Program, similar to a Master’s Degree for hair stylists. The program teaches advanced cut and color techniques and the customer service skills need to work in a prestige salon environment.

Color Experts Continue Education

As with anything in style, fashion, and hair, trends are always changing.

Z Studio has always believed that if we want to be a market-leading salon in Tulsa, we have to continue to provide our team with the tools necessary to stay on top of the latest trends in hair styling and hair coloring.

We’ve been dubbed, “Tulsa’s Hair Color Experts,” as a result of the work we continually do to help keep our team ahead of (and on top of) the latest trends. It’s a moniker we take very seriously, and one we want to keep.

Our continuing education program has three major components: in-salon classes for stylists and support team, out-of-salon seminars for stylists and support team, and our phenomenal associate program for new team members are all key elements of our success as experts in color.

We started plotting out many of the educational programs for our 2016 calendar in mid 2015. And as a result, just 11 days into 2016, our team received the first in-salon training of the new year with a visit from Wella Professionals Master Color Expert, Jenni Rea.

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Our team spent the day today with Jenni learning new formulations (and applications) for incredible color results, including corrective and fashion colors. As a result of today’s training, we believe we can provide our guests with even more amazing color results.

On-going educational programs at Z Studio, like the in-salon visits we receive as part of our Wella Global Elite Salon status, will help us continue to live up to the expectation you have for us as “Tulsa’s Hair Color Experts.”

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Thank you for putting the trust of your hair (and the color you wish for it to be!) in the hands of our team. It’s an honor and a privilege to serve you in our beautiful new location in the heart of Tulsa’s Brookside. If you’re new to Z Studio, we encourage you to drop by to meet our team and tour our salon at 3511 South Peoria Avenue. We provide free consultations, while we always welcome walk-ins, you can certainly request a reservation online or call to schedule at 918-743-5353.

 

Save 10% On Your Services For The Entire Year

Z Studio is giving you an incredible opportunity to save BIG on your salon services throughout the year.

On Saturday, January 23, we are celebrating the opening of our beautiful new salon in the heart of Tulsa’s Historic Brookside with a public Open House from 9am to 6pm. While you’re here, pre-book your services and save 10% on any future appointment in 2016.

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That’s right. Save 10% on EVERY service you pre-book  throughout the year when you do it on January 23rd. So, whether you visit us once or twelve times in 2016, you can save 10% on your visit when you pre-book it on January 23rd!

Examples:

  • Love having your hair cut every 6 weeks? Pre-book your next 5 haircuts, and save 10% on each visit.
  • Need your hair colored every 8 weeks? Pre-book your next 2 colors, and save 10% on each visit.
  • Crave highlights with the change of the seasons? Pre-book two highlight appointments (Spring & Fall), and save 10% on each one.

It’s pretty simple. This is our way of giving back to our loyal guests, as a way of saying “thanks” for helping us achieve a new level of success with a beautiful new  salon at 3511 South Peoria Avenue.

Never been to Z Studio before? Don’t worry. The offer is open to new guests, too! And, while you’re there, we’ll give you a full tour of our new facility and can even introduce you to a stylist perfect for you, your hair type, and the vision you have for your hair. Our consultations are always complimentary, and we’d be happy to provide that for you, too!

Plus, we’ll have representatives from your favorite product lines, including Pureology, Wella and Moroccan Oil. And, some goodies from other Brookside area merchants for you to enjoy while you’re at our Open House.

Save the date – Saturday, January 23, 9am – 6pm – for an Open House at Z Studio: The Art of Hair.

Win A Madonna Experience: Hair, Makeup, & Tickets For Two

Dig out the old crimping iron and grab a can of AquaNet! Z Studio is giving you and your bestie tickets to see Madonna’s “Rebel Heart” show, live at the BOK Center on January 14th.

Madonna is a pop icon, with a 30+ year career of creating fashion, style, and of course, phenomenal music. And on January 14, Z Studio is helping welcome Madonna on her very first trip to/show from Oklahoma.

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We’ll be featuring only the iconic music of Madonna in our salon throughout the day, and accepting reservations for those who wish to (re-)create the perfect Madonna look.

Each winner will receive hair styling and make up application for two, plus two tickets to accompany members of the Z Studio artistic team to the show. If you win, you and your guest can choose to go for the look from your favorite Madonna era, or just go for a fun and trendy style you’d love to have for a great night out!

Good luck, and thanks for visiting Z Studio Tulsa.

And, if you’ve never been to Z Studio before, we invite you to stop by for a tour of our beautiful new salon in the heart of Brookside, at 3511 South Peoria in Tulsa. We are a teaching salon, with an incredible education team made up of the most talented hair stylists, sculptors and colorists, each creating beautiful art daily. We always welcome walk-in guests, but encourage you to call 918-743-5353 or make a reservation online so that you don’t have to wait.

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Holiday Hours Before New Year’s

We are currently accepting appointment requests and reservations ahead of New Year’s Eve. Call 918-743-5353, or request a reservation online. We welcome walk-ins, but would recommend scheduling a reservation due to the number of requests we currently have ahead of New Year’s Eve.

NEW YEAR’S OPERATING HOURS:

Tuesday, December 29:        9am – 9pm

Wednesday, December 30:  9am – 9pm

Thursday, December 31:       9am – 6pm

Friday, January 1:  CLOSED – Welcome 2016!

Saturday, January 2:              9am – 6pm

Plus, enjoy 30% off of these Pureology Gift Sets while supplies last (and we have quite a few)! Pureology’s Strength Cure, Smooth Perfection, Hydrate, and Pure Volume gift sets include an 8.5oz shampoo and conditioner, a 2.1 oz Supreme Control hairspray, Colour Fanatic Instant Deep-Conditioning Mask and Colour Fanatic leave-in conditioning spray.

Thank you, as always, for your incredible loyalty and wonderful referrals! Have a fun and safe New Year’s Eve celebration!

 

 

Holiday Hours Before Christmas

We have extended our holiday hours to accommodate last-minute requests ahead of Christmas. We will now be open on Monday, December 21, 2015 from 9am – 6pm, or as needed until our last reservation request is filled.

Call 918-743-5353, or request a reservation online. We welcome walk-ins, but would recommend scheduling a reservation due to the number of requests we currently have ahead of Christmas Day.

CHRISTMAS OPERATING HOURS:

Saturday, December 19:     9am – 6pm

Sunday, December 20:        CLOSED

Monday, December 21:        9am – 6pm, or later pending reservation requests

Tuesday, December 22:        9am – 9pm

Wednesday, December 23:  9am – 9pm

Thursday, December 24:       CLOSED

Friday, December 25:         CLOSED

Thank you, as always, for your incredible loyalty and wonderful referrals! Have a very Merry Christmas!