Category: Fashion

The Secret Is Out!

Thanks to you, our loyal guests of Z Studio, we will soon be moving to 3511 South Peoria Avenue, in the heart of Tulsa’s Brookside district. This is a very proud day for us, and we couldn’t do it without YOU, and our incredibly talented team!

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3511 South Peoria Avenue Tulsa, Oklahoma 74105

We’ve collaborated with designer Karen Rebele, owner of Details & Design, to present you with a more modern look and feel in an ultra-comfortable and welcoming environment. Although we don’t have a firm date for move in, we expect it to happen in late October or early November. We plan to share more details with you as the preparation for the move continues. And, of course, our loyal guests will get an exclusive sneak peak of our new home.

We can tell you this: the space is quite a bit larger than our existing space. We’ll be able to accommodate more guests, more comfortably, and better meet the demand for our services you’ve helped us achieve.

As one of Tulsa’s teaching salons with an incredible associate program for developing new talent, we’re continuing to grow our team of expert colorists and stylists. So, if you or someone you know might be interested in joining our team, we invite you to stop in to our current location or apply online.

Know that we will continue to make you proud with an incredible “Art of Hair” experience, the best artistic team of hair color experts in Tulsa, and a concerted effort to continue to try and make a positive impact in Tulsa’s community.

For now, continue to visit us at our current location, 4516 South Peoria, until we make the move, and THANK YOU for putting your trust in us as one of Tulsa’s best hair salons.

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UPDATE 9/26/15: The first of many blog updates on our progress here: http://zstudiotulsa.com/blog/new-location-construction-update/

 

 

 

Summer 2014 has arrived: Z Studio serves up beautiful brows

The winter coats, scarves and boots are tucked away until next season as we say goodbye to the once desired, sweater weather. Summer is here and we’re just as excited as the next person, however, we know there is some summer beauty preparation that needs to be had, starting with the eye brows!

Shaken or stirred, Z Studio is ensuring all brows are beautiful by serving up 2014′s Summer Beauty Cocktails, perfect for the first pool party of the season. Color brightened, highlights touched up, shine by a glossing service; whatever your hair is needing, our color bar has got it! After that, enjoy a brow wax on us!

Summer Promo 2014.1

Visit Z Studio… The Art of Hair… Lets mix up your perfect blend and top it off with a FREE brow wax.  Consider this your invite to the party of the season! We’ll be seeing you soon!

 

Does Beyonce ever have bad hair?

Beyonce

Courtesy of Lucky Magazine 

http://www.luckymag.com/

We can’t seem to find a moment in time when Beyonce has given us bad hair… and this… this TIME Magazine cover doesn’t fall short.

Simple and subtle, however she has been named one of the most influential people, and well, her hair holds the same reputation. Time and time again, ladies ask for her flawless ombre and perfected curls.

We see her as an icon and her hair stylist is certainly keeping up. Well done Beyonce, well done!

Short to Long in the matter of an hour!

Hotheads Extensions, the revolutionized hair extension. Everyone wants the long luxurious locks similar to that of Kim Kardashian, Jessica Simpson, Beyonce and so many others. It’s time to make it a reality. Through months of research and learning different lines of hair extensions, Z Studio has proclaimed their support and excitement to start offering Hotheads Hair Extensions in the salon!

One of the biggest concerns one may have is whether or not the additional hair is going to look like their natural hair. With the unique design and method of installation, they are placed in the hair in such a way that they flow seamlessly from natural hair to additional hair.

Aiding in the flawless transition from natural hair to additional hair is Hotheads’s array of color options. With extensions coming in all lengths, colors and textures, there is always a right fit. That being another reason for Z Studio’s decision to adopt Hotheads’s way of doing extensions.

**Check out some of the before and afters from Z Studio… The Art of Hair in Tulsa, OK. Turning short hair into long hair in the matter of an hour and no one would have even known the difference!

Dena's Extensions  Monica's Extensions

Just as you redo your color or get your hair trimmed, your Hotheads Extensions are maintained and “touched up” in the same way. Just as we schedule out hair appointments or nail appointments, these are no different. Done the same day as your typical hair appointment, your stylist adjusts the location of the extension and moves them up to account for the natural hair growth.

Through Z Studio’s research on hair extensions, the choice not only became easier after seeing the benefits of Hothead’s methods being more gentle on the natural hair and the endless number of options, but in the dramatic cost difference in comparison to other extension methods. The cost, while varying with each client as the consultation depicts a customized plan for your extensions, is significantly less than other permanent hair extensions in the market.

Hotheads

Courtesy of Google – Hotheads

Now being done at Z Studio… The Art of Hair!

Curled to perfection… Brought to you by Wella Professionals…

Is frizz taking over your curls? Do you have to use so much scrunching spray that your hair doesn’t move once it’s dry? Do your curls fall flat and look dull?

Here is Wella Professionals sharing Shiny Curl Must Haves… Pearl Styler and Velvet Amplifier. Shine, hold and flexibility all in one style.

Z Studio… The Art of Hair has your Wella Professional must haves.

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Wella Curly Hair Products

Helpful hints for getting curl

We see it all day every day… that girl who has the perfect curls!! How does she do it? Well, we understand your frustration and we are here to help!

Z Studio’s Senior Artist, Sheena Mullins, gives us some helpful tips on how to prep the hair, style the hair and most of all get the hair to hold! ENJOY! There are a few things that most people over look which ultimately ends with frustration in their curls. First thing is first:

  • Start with a foundation - If your hair is freshly shampooed, be sure to use a product before blow-drying that will give you some grit and control, Moroccanoil’s Volume Mousse or we even like the Moroccanoil Root Boost used throughout the hair like a mousse. You could also use a light gel like ColorProof’s Styling Gel for soft yet secure hold in styling.

**Working with day two hair? No problem! Use a little of Kevin Murphy’s spray in Dry Shampoo to rid the scalp and mid-strands of the hair of any excess oils or built up product.

Moroccanoil Prodcuts:                                   Kevin Murphy Products:

Moroccanoil Root Boost Moroccanoil Volume Mousse                      Kevin Murphy Dry Shampoo

  • Work in sections - Once you are completely dried, it’s time to start curling. Start at the bottom in the back and work your way to the top using 1″ – 2″ sections (1″ if you have thicker hair, or 2″ if you have thinner hair). With each sub-section that you curl, unwind it from your curling tool and immediately wind it back up to it’s curled state and pin it with a duck bill clip or hair pin. Now that your entire head is curled and pinned, spray! A fine mist spray with light to medium hold like Moroccanoil’s Luminous Hairspray will work just fine.
  • It’s time to multi-task - Now that your hair is pinned, it needs to cool down to lock in it’s new curled shape. Take advantage of this time to get dressed, finish makeup, brush your teeth, eat breakfast or watch yesterday’s DVRd shows!
  • Time to put the finishing touches on - You have a few different options from here; You could separate them by hand to make them into individual, defined, curls. You can also run your fingers through your hair to loosen the curl without completely diffusing the curl you just created. Another option would be to brush through your hair with a boar bristle brush, like the Moroccanoil Boar Bristle Classic Brush. This will give you the smooth and soft, yet brushed out, wave. This is very much like the Old Hollywood wave we see all the movie stars wearing. Once you have the desired style, finish it off with a fine mist spray such as Moroccanoil’s Luminous Hairspray. Try flipping your head upside down, spraying from the under side and all through out the hair-body, flip your hair back and look at the volume!!!

Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray

Remember, this style is all yours and you get to do with you what you want! So go get ‘em beautiful! And remember, have fun!

In the salon, or from a box?

This is it! The age old debate. We have heard it all when it comes to the discussion of at home color from a box and getting hair colored in a professional salon by a professional stylist.

Whether it be convenience, cost, health, or taking the time do so, here are some really great points from jadabeauty.com as to why professional color will always be the better choice.

Boxes VS Professionals

Color is a fun and great way to change up and enhance your look and we love to help you do that. The thing to remember is to keep it safe and inexpensive. Your stylist can help you do both! We hope this helps in your future color decisions!

Hair styles – Decades Divided

We all love a little retro, but lets get real, just because you see someone wearing the same hairstyle you had in 1994, does not mean that we’re bringing it back and wearing it again today. Yes, we mean crimped hair, bantu knots and most importantly bang tendrils.

We are in the era of luscious curls or sleek straight and smooth and amazing shape and form. Trust in your stylist when they tell you “It’s time to update our style”. Whether it’s in your color or your cut, your stylist is looking out for your best interest!

We really enjoyed what the Huff Post Style had to say about this in their ’90s Hair Trends That Should Never Come Back yesterday afternoon. These are all great examples of exactly what we’re talking about.

In case a little clarification is needed:

The 90’s:    Hair Trends 1990s.2 Hair Trends 1990s.4 Hair Trends 1990s

Today: Hair Trends 2014.1 Hair Trends 2014.4 Hair Trends 2014

 

Red of Fall

“The seasons come, the seasons go…”  These are words that play over and over in my head as I think of the perfect color and style for the client sitting in my chair…

Every day my clients are asking me, “What are we doing this colder season?” The common options are a chocolate brown, golden caramel or a rich auburn. This year however, I’m taking every opportunity possible to go with my newly inspired fall trend, red-violet.

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A bit on the forward side, a true red-violet is making a bold statement. It’s letting everyone know that you, the trend-setting, beauty-article-reading, fashion leader has arrived.

red-hair

The not so in your face, yet just as beautiful and attention grabbing, is the more RED, red-violet or as some would also like to categorize as “the purple auburn”.

I find beauty in all of nature and love when I can find a relative way to transform it into a beautiful hair color and style.

I always try to follow a couple of simple guidelines when working with my clients:

  • Lightness vs. darkness: I find that mediums are safe. Something too dark may pull down your hair color (or even your skin tone) if it’s not complementary. Something too light can do just the opposite. It can either wash out your complexion or give an appearance of an un-natural tone.
  • Tone: If you have a more fair skin, you might look toward a cool-toned color. Something crisp, defined and a bit more forward. If you have a warmer, darker skin tone (olive), it might be best to be looking at something on the warmer side to complement that skin tone. This option can be soft, supple and also bold, but a more subtle statement.

As fall is now with us, it’s time to make that color-changing decision. These guidelines are just that –guidelines. It doesn’t mean that a bright vivid, a deep low color, or even a contrasting tone can’t be perfect for you! Consult with your stylist and make this color all yours this year. And always remember, have fun with it.