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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.
GIVE. SPIN. WIN
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!
The Ponytail Holds It’s place in the Fashion World – Gary Manuel Salon Seattle
Gary Manuel Salon Seattle - Ponytails have made a huge comeback. No longer have they been relegated to the “bad-hair’day”, or when we don’t have time to create a “real hair do”. In fact, in current fashion Gary Manuel Salon Seattle has seen them to be considered among the most sensual of hair styles. The ponytail has gone beyond the days of the “girl next-door” and can be found on fashion runways around the world.
In the last year Gary Manuel Salon Seattle has seen the style running the gammet from traditional to more stylized looks including the look that Taylor Swift exhibited on the American Music Awards. Overall, the ponytail has shown amazing fashion staying power throughout the decades. It’s resilliance is in part due to the wide gamut of styles that can be created. Ponytails can embody style ranging from the simple, country look, to sophisticated and glamorous. The possibilities of this seemingly simple style have proven to be endless.
If the art of the ponytail is something that’s lost it’s place in your beauty regime, now is the time to rediscover this classically flexible style.
How to Copy Taylor Swift’s Adorable Hairstyle from the American Music Awards (It’s Easier Than It Looks)
We do have a best-of poll coming this morning so you can vote on your favorite hair and makeup looks from last night’s American Music Awards as usual, but I think thehairstyle Taylor Swift wore deserves its own post. It was adorable! And sweet! And, believe it or not, easy to copy! I’ll tell you how.
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!
Frizz is Your Friend – Gary Manuel Salon Seattle
Gary Manuel Salon Seattle – It’s gone on for decades now: the epic battle to tame frizz. An on-going struggle against the very nature of our hair. The weapons of choice . . . straightening irons, hot rollers, oils, gels and relaxers. However, the professionals here at Gary Manuel Salon Seattle are here to call a truce! We say, “stop the battle and put down your weapons.” Frizz is in, and some of the top fashion experts agree. Take a look at these top looks brought by Glamour magazine straight from Spring 2011 fashion week in New York:
5 Beauty Tricks to Try
Glamour’s editors hit the ground at Spring 2011 New York Fashion Week (lucky us, we know!) to scout the best backstage beauty tricks. Here’s your new spring beauty to-do list.
Beauty Trend #5: Stop Fighting Frizz (Seriously!)
It’s back—in a big way. Our quick how-to for the supersize look at Marc by Marc Jacobs: Apply a volumizer to damp roots, blow-dry while scrunching to coax out texture. Then use a crimping iron on one-inch sections and gently brush out. Tease and hairspray.
Photo: Arun Nevader/Getty Images
Read More http://www.glamour.com/beauty/2011/02/5-spring-beauty-tricks-to-try#ixzz1FqhNpyZl
Whether you’re looking to tame your tresses, give definition to your curls, or let your locks run free, the professionals at Gary Manuel Salon Seattle are here to guide you in the direction of terrific style! With an artillary of fantastic, natural products to make your hair more manageable, and the experience it takes to understand your type of hair, our stylists can help you make the most of what you’ve got. If you’re looking to update your look and make that frizz work for you, let one of our professional stylists at Gary Manuel Salon Seattle help. Call today for an appointment.
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.
Let Gary Manuel Hair Salons in Seattle Create the Perfect Haircut for Your Face Shape (Part 1 of 3)
The Experts at Gary Manuel Hair Salons in Seattle explain how your face shape relates to the best hair style for you!
The next time you visit Gary Manuel Hair Salons in Seattle and ask your hair stylist to create your favorite celebrity’s hair style, don’t be surprised if s/he declines. The best haircut for you is not necessarily the one worn by your favorite celeb. Why? Because the haircut that’s perfect for you is going to be determined by the shape of your face, and unless your favorite celebrity has the same face shape as you, copying her haircut may prove to be an expensive mistake.
No matter how well the haircut is executed, if it doesn’t suit your face shape, it’s not going to look good on you. Gary Manuel Hair Salons in Seattle hair stylists are trained to analyze the shape of your face and recommend a hair style that highlights your best features and minimizes the less pleasing ones. The result is a haircut that is not only stylish but flattering, too.
The Perfect Face Shape – Gary Manuel Hair Salons in Seattle
Most hair stylists agree that the oval shape is the best face shape to have. It is perfectly proportioned, with the length of the face 1.5 times longer than its width and the forehead the same or a bit wider than the jaw. Individuals with oval-shaped faces are blessed with the ability to wear just about any haircut or style imaginable.
If you don’t have an oval–shaped face, don’t despair. Your Gary Manuel Hair Salons in Seattle hair stylist knows exactly what to do to give you a haircut that will create the illusion of an oval-shaped face.
Determining Your Face Shape
It’s easy to figure out which face shape you have. Read the descriptions below; then look in a mirror to determine which one is the best match your face shape. Be sure to pull your hair away from your forehead and ears in order to see all of your face.
You can also measure your face if you are unsure whether it is shaped like an oval. Using a ruler, measure from the top of your head to the bottom of your chin and then from one side of the widest part of the face to the other. If the length is 1.5 times longer than the width, and the chin and forehead are close to the same width, then you are blessed with an oval-shaped face.
If you still aren’t sure, your Gary Manuel Hair Salons in Seattle hair stylist will be more than happy to do a complete face-shape analysis for you.
Six More Face Shapes
In addition to the oval shape, there are six more face shapes. As you read the description, think of the geometric shape each one describes to get a better feel for what this face shape looks like. Then click the link to find out the types of haircuts that work best with each one.
• Round shape. The face is circular in shape; the chin is round, and the length of the face is equal to its width.
• Square shape. Square faces have a strong, square jaw line; the forehead is also square, creating a short, squat face.
• Rectangular shape. Also called “oblong,” this face shape is long and narrow, with a long cheek line and square jaw and hair lines.
• Heart shape. This face shape has a wide forehead and narrow jaw line, similar to a heart or inverted triangle.
• Triangle shape. The opposite of the heart shape, the triangle- or pear-shaped face is wide at the jaw line and narrow at the forehead, with a round chin.
• Diamond shape. Finally, diamond-shaped faces are wide at the cheeks, which are typically high, and narrow at the forehead and chin.
You can trust the hair stylists at Gary Manuel Hair Salons in Seattle to recommend a haircut and style that are perfect for your face shape. Call for an appointment today at (206) 728-1234.
Featherlocks and Gary Manuel Salon Seattle
Featherlocks Hair Extensions Now Offered at Gary Manuel Salon Seattle
Ask your stylist at Gary Manuel Salon Seattle about Featherlocks
Feather extensions can be a great way for your stylist at Gary Manuel Salon Seattle to add oomph and pizazz to the look of your hair. Made out of actual feathers, these hair extensions come in a variety of colors (and lengths), allowing you to add subtle or dramatic highlights … without damaging your hair or altering its color.
Your stylist can add as many or as few Featherlocks as you want. These extensions can stay in your hair for up to eight weeks. However, the Featherlocks themselves can last a lifetime, so you can use them over and over. Feel free to wash, dry, flat-iron, or curl your feathers!
The Featherlocks offered by Gary Manuel Salon Seattle are made of the highest quality feathers and are created to last. You will find them in a variety of colors: warm, cool, and fashion!
Only available through licensed hair stylists and salons, visit Gary Manuel Salon Seattle to get your feathers on!
Aveda and Gary Manuel Salon Seattle Predict Fall 2011 Trends
Spring isn’t quite here yet, but Aveda and Gary Manuel Salon Seattle are already looking at the upcoming fall season. With the inspiration of nature and the Great Plains, Aveda’s inspiration for Fall is natural and tousled with enough form to withstand the roaring winds of the plains states. Take a look behind the scenes for the full story: