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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Beauty is as Beauty Does at Gary Manuel Salon
Proving that a small business can make a global difference, Gary Manuel Salon has focused it’s philanthropic efforts for 2012 during Earth Month benefiting a phenomenal local organization, Puget SoundKeeper Alliance. Raising over $74,000 this year alone. Gary Manuel Salon has become the top Earth Month Fundraiser in the global AVEDA network of over 8,000 Salons & Spas!
AVEDA has generously rewarded the highest fundraiser at Gary Manuel Salon with a trip to India and Africa. Living the philanthropic spirt of this local company this year’s winner Stephen Pace gifted his hard earned AVEDA journey to our second place fundraiser Jeff Carlson. Jeff, who has never visited India or Africa is overwhelmed with gratitude, and eager to be more involved in helping to provide clean water to those without it.
Great hair and giving back have always been the focus with the Founders, Designers and Staff at Gary Manuel Salon. By giving back to their guests, each other and the community at large, Gary Manuel Salon is showing that beauty truly is as beauty does.
About Gary Manuel Companies
Gary Manuel is Seattle’s leading full-service hair salon and owner/operators of Gary Manuel AVEDA Institute. The Founders, Gary Howse, Creative and Education Leader, and Manuel Benevich, Operations Leader, have over 70 years of industry experience between them. They have been recognized internationally as one of the leading entrepreneurial teams in the beauty business. Giving back to the community is a very important component of the company’s mission: to make people feel good in an atmosphere of innovation and excellence, enriching our clients, our community and ourselves.
The Gary Manuel Salon is located at 2127 First Avenue, Seattle, WA 98121 and open 7 days a week. For more information, visit www.garymanuel.com. Gary Manuel AVEDA Institute is located at 1514 10th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122 and graduates 300 hair designers and estheticians per year. For more information, visit their website at www.gmaveda.com. Gary Manuel Studio is located at 2123 A First Avenue, Seattle, WA 98121. For more information visit www.garymanuelstudio.com.
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hair stylist of the year!
Gary Manuel Salon is proud to announce that Designer Lindsey Phelps has been voted Hair Designer of the year in Seattle’s RAW artist competition. She is now nominated to compete for the national title! Thank you to her team, including Gary Manuel Studio Designer Patti Chiasson and to all of our guests who so graciously support us!
Trending in Men’s Style – Contradictions (Gary Manuel Salon Seattle)
Gary Manuel Salon Seattle – As with many other aspects of modern life, current trends in men’s grooming embrace contradiction. More than any other era, men are choosing their style based on their personal preferences rather than donning the standard uniform of their peers.
The 1950’s Clean-Shaven Look – Gary Manuel Salon Seattle
No one can deny the amazing success of the Madmen series and the influence it’s had on fashion trends. At Gary Manuel Salon Seattle we’ve experienced a marked increase in men seeking the well-tailored, clean-cut image reminiscent of the 50’s. After all, who can resist the essence of this era that gave birth to the suburb, dark, tailored suits, the “bob”, and pleated, knee length skirts?
This well-groomed trend has shown itself to be attractive to those longing for the simplicity and order of this bygone era. What’s more, those choosing this image which signified conformity in its day, now express an image of revolt against the modern values of society.
The Unshaven Revolution – Gary Manuel Salon Seattle
In stark contrast, the New York Times has recently acquainted its readers with the contradictory trend they’ve coined as the “whisker rebellion.” (see “Whisker Rebellion”) The New York time described pursuers of this latest movement seek freedom from unnecessary restriction; protesting against the rules of society in favor of the more wily values of the mountain man. However, as simplistic as this fashion trend may seem, you may want to consult the professionals at Gary Manuel Salon Seattle to “pull-it-off” properly. After all, incorrectly executed, seekers of this look may appear more reminiscent of the typical couch potato than the Marlboro man!
Hair Color for Men – Gary Manuel Hair Salons in Seattle
According to Gary Manuel Hair Salons in Seattle, Coloring the Gray – Not Just for Women Anymore
Women have been doing it for years at Gary Manuel Hair Salons in Seattle to maintain a youthful appearance. Now men are doing it, and in ever-increasing numbers. What am I talking about? Coloring their hair to get rid of the gray.
Hair coloring used to be viewed as the province of women. A woman with graying hair was and continues to be viewed as old and past her prime. A gray-haired man, on the other hand, are often perceived by society as distinguished-looking. And while men have been coloring their hair to get rid of the gray for some time now, it’s been a tightly-held secret.
That’s changing today. More and more men are not only coloring their hair to hide the gray at Gary Manuel Hair Salons in Seattle, they aren’t ashamed to admit it. Here are two reasons that explain this rapidly growing trend.
To Look As Well As Feel Younger
Men of the Baby Boomer generation are not only living longer, but remaining vitally healthy well into their fifties, sixties, and even seventies. Many of these men have decided that they want their appearance to match the way they feel – healthy, vital, and young. And that means getting rid of the gray hair that is a sure sign of aging. There are others whose hair has turned gray prematurely and, despite the popularity of men like Anderson Cooper, don’t want to be perceived as older than they actually are.
To Gain a Competitive Edge in Today’s Job Market
The current economic crisis has resulted in fewer and fewer jobs, as companies cut back and outsource. Older job seekers who aren’t ready to retire or who need to come out of retirement for economic reasons are now competing with their younger counterparts. As a result, competition for an ever-diminishing pool of jobs is stiff. Whether or not we want to admit it, ageism in the job market does exist, and many older men want the added advantage they believe a youthful appearance will give them. Coloring the hair to get rid of the gray is one way to achieve this extra competitive edge in a difficult job market.
Gary Manuel Hair Salons in Seattle Professional Hair Colorists
Whatever your reason for wanting to get rid of the gray, you’ll definitely want to come in for a consultation at Gary Manuel Hair Salons in Seattle to speak with one of our professional hair colorists to discuss the best way to color your hair for the results you want to achieve. Call us today at (206) 728-1234.
Aveda Men’s Pure-Formance™ Offered by Gary Manuel Seattle Salon
Visit Gary Manuel Seattle Salon for Aveda Men's Pure-Formance™
Aveda and Gary Manuel Seattle Salon have introduced ShaveCream and Dual Action After Shave, because men are "different by nature."
According to Kurt Kueffner, Director of Men’s Business Development for Aveda, "Men’s skin is clinically proven to be different by nature than women’s skin. Men have a weaker skin barrier function, a 25% higher collagen density, a higher rate of moisture evaporation and higher sebum production than women." Gary Manuel Seattle Salon has selected these Aveda products because Aveda addresses these concerns and has developed formulas specifically geared to meet men's distinct needs and producing real results.
These products available at Gary Manuel Seattle Salon make shaving friendlier – both to a man's face AND to the environment. Aveda's Pure-Formance™ ShaveCream and Dual Action After Shave are more than 97% naturally derived and packed with plant-powered ingredients. The phyto-active blend includes phycosaccharide from seaweed extract, licorice root, sage extract, plai oil and tamanu oil.
In addition, the Aveda Men Pure-Formance™ Shave Cream and Dual Action Aftershave from Gary Manuel Seattle Salon include argan oil, a conditioner that is sourced from a women’s cooperative in South Morocco. So, your purchase helps to preserve the endangered Argan Forest
Learn more about Aveda Men's Pure-Formance™ at Gary Manuel Seattle Salon, or give us a call at xxx-xxx-xxxx.
Men’s Longer, Curly Hair – Gary Manuel Salons Seattle
h2>Gary Manuel Salons Seattle – Aveda tips for longer, curly hair
At Gary Manuel Salons Seattle we often get questions about how to manage longer, curly hair. Here are some tips from Aveda.
Start with Aveda Men pure-formance shampoo and conditioner to get cleaned, conditioned, healthy hair with Aveda Men. But then you need to choose the right styling product(s) based on your hair length, hair texture, hair pigment, and styling objective.
This video, offered by Aveda and Gary Manuel Salons Seattle, shows how to style longer wavy or curly hair.
Classic Men’s Style from Gary Manuel Hair Salon Seattle
Gary Manuel Hair Salon Seattle, two looks (formal and casual) for short hair
Aveda and Gary Manuel Hair Salon Seattle show how to create two different looks for you guys with short hair. Aveda’s Kurt Keuffner presents classic how-to styling tips and tricks for short hair. Learn how to create both formal and casual styles.
Keuffner recommends using Aveda Men Pure-formance™ Shampoo and Conditioner, as well as the Pomade and Aroma Spray.
Here at Gary Manuel Hair Salon Seattle we also recommend the Aveda Men Pure-formance™ Shampoo and Conditioner as a way to get clean hair and soothe the scalp.
Aveda has this to say about both products: "Clinically proven to leave scalp feeling calmer, healthier, less irritated and less itchy. Works with Pure-formanceTM Conditioner to soothe and relieve scalp while cleansing, conditioning, moisturizing and adding shine to hair. After just two weeks:
- 72% experienced a reduction in oiliness and greasiness
- 65% experienced a reduction in scalp dryness and itchiness
- One of 7 groundbreaking products honored with Gold-level Cradle to Cradle certification."
Visit Gary Manuel Hair Salon Seattle for your classic styles and Aveda products for men!
Men’s Defined Shape for Short to Mid-Length Hair: Gary Manuel Beauty Salon Seattle
Steps to a great look – Gary Manuel Beauty Salon Seattle
Gary Manuel Beauty Salon Seattle: Providing our customers with a superior cut has been the goal of Gary Manuel Beauty Salon Seattle since the beginning. It provides the foundation for a fantastic look and makes daily management of your style a breeze. However, Gary Manuel Beauty Salon Seattle is also dedicated to teaching the best techniques to make managing your hair simple and give great results. Take a look at this video from Aveda for the best steps to keep your hair looking great between cuts:
Prep, Style, Finish! Product plus technique gets results: Aveda Men & Gary Manuel Beauty Salon Seattle
Gary Manuel Beauty Salon Seattle knows that Men’s scalps can produce twice as much oil as women’s and dirt and dead cells can build up in the leftover sebum, so let’s use Aveda Men Pure-Formance shampoo and conditioner (available at Gary Manuel Beauty Salon Seattle) together to sooth the scalp and get clean, conditioned, healthy looking hair. They’re great for daily use.
Moisture content matters: if hair is too dry, it’s hard to apply styling products evenly, but if hair is too wet, it dilutes the products and compromises performance. It’s also important to choose the right styling product for you hair’s length, texture, pigment and your styling objective. Ask your Aveda stylist at Gary Manuel Beauty Salon Seattle for advice. To shape hair and add shine, use Aveda Men Pure-Formance Pomade (available at the Gary Manuel Beauty Salon Seattle online Aveda store), which gives firm, pliable hold and high-shine to the hair, for more formal finish that you can shape and reshape.
With concentrated Aveda products, a little goes a long way. Vigorously emulsify the pomade between your hands. Then massage it into the hair from roots to ends, starting in the back where the hair is thickest. If you have longer hair, you can brush the pomade through the hair to ensure even application. Just do not over-brush, or you’ll flatten the hair. Shape the hair with your hands until you get the look you want. If you want more shine, you can comb through the hair. You’ll end up with the high shine and hold of traditional pomade, without the paraffin or petroleum base. Because the pomade is water-based, it’s must gentler on the scalp and it also washes out more easily.
To finish, use Aveda Men Pure-Formance aroma spray from Gary Manuel Beauty Salon Seattle, with certified organic essential oils of spearmint, vetiver, and lavender. You can mist it on, or spray a little onto the chest or forearms; wherever you prefer.
Gary Manuel Beauty Salon Seattle: Prep, style, finish, with Aveda Men!
Gary Manuel – Polishing Your Look
Having a great look doesn’t stop at your Seattle Salon.
You’ve gone to your favorite Seattle hair stylist and have a fantastic cut. Now it’s time to complete the whole package. Check-out GQ Magazine’s article for tips on everything from pocket squares, to custom scents and how to tie your tie:
Become a 21st-Century Gentleman
The new rules for looking—and living—like a civilized man
Embrace the Pocket Square
So you’ve got on a perfectly tailored blazer and your current favorite tie. Guess what? So does the next guy. Try distinguishing yourself the way elegant dressers like Clooney and Kanye do—with a pocket square. Choose a cotton, linen, or silk one and arrange it according to your comfort level. Here are your options.
Fold a white handkerchief in quarters and slip it into your breast pocket, folded-side down. It should stick out about half an inch.
Tuck in a square with textured trim or colored piping, folded-side down. Let the layers fan out and open up a bit (but still keep the exposed area to half an inch).
Try Glenn O’Brien’s breezy approach and allow an unfolded handkerchief to burst out of your . . .