Monday, December 28, 2009

Customers Rave About Kerastase SÉRUM OLÉO-RELAX

We recently came across some reviews for the fabulous Kerastase SÉRUM OLÉO-RELAX which controls volume and provides smoothness, shine, and long-lasting frizz protection. Hair is left glossy and smooth.

"The best one I've ever tried for straightening and relaxing frizz."

"I've been using Kerastase Serum Oleo-Relax for years and my hair literally is a mess without it! I have very thick, processed hair that I like to take good care of. When I apply this after my shower, it relaxes the coarseness and flyaways that drove me nuts before I ever used it! It makes my hair easier to work with and gives a nice shine at the end when dried."

"I have naturally wavy/curly hair that is very reactive to humidity and often looks dry and frizzy even though it is very healthy and not damaged. My hair is shiny and silky, but full of body....not weighted down at all."

"The Oleo-relax is non-greasy, doesn't way the hair down and gives a styled and natural look with out the fly-aways. My hair is soft, movable, and shiney. I have not experienced any build up from using this product and would highly recommend it."

"After hitting 50, I've become increasingly frustrated with my hair. I've been coloring it for a dozen years and have a feeling that it would probably be all gray by now. My hair is fine, but I have a lot of it ... it gets fuller/frizzier each year and no products seem to help calm it down. Oleo Relax does a great job of smoothing my hair, reducing the fullness, leaves a nice silky shine and is not greasy."

Call Von Anthony Salon at 972-731-7600 to help control your dry, rebellious hair.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

The Top 10 Holiday Hair Mistakes has a fun list of the Top 10 Holiday Hair Mistakes and some more fashionable alternatives. Among them?

No Milkmaid Braids! (You always want your hair to be touchable.)

No Tendrils! Just let loose hairs fall where they may.

Click here to continue reading "Top 10 Holiday Hair Mistakes."

Monday, December 21, 2009

Amy's Tips: Glam Up Your Hair with Accessories

An easy way to accessorize hair is to glam up your style either with a bejeweled head band or barrette on one side of hair and lightly spray.

A sparkly barrette looks great if you twist hair up and clip it leaving a few curls spilling out of the twist and secure with bob pins and spray. The barrette will sparkle through your locks.

Homemade Hair Accessory Ideas:

Turn any headband into a holiday hit by adding crystals from the craft store.

Adorn an ordinary barrette or headband with brooches out of your jewelry box; just pin around your clip.

Add some sparkle and bling to an ordinary pony tail holder by piercing a fancy earring into the band.

Happy Holidays Everyone!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

How Can I Protect My Skin from Holiday Stress? by Celeste Hilling

Spa Magazine posted an article by Celeste Hilling

Here are Celeste's tips for protecting your skin from holiday stress.

Along with the happiness of the holidays there is often lots of stress, which can lead to less-than-healthy skin. Stress is the No. 1 contributor to free radical damage, which can cause an increase in fine lines, wrinkles, redness, inflammation, breakouts, tired eyes, and sagging skin.

Even the healthiest of multi-taskers will see their skin suffer during all the partying, shopping, and entertaining that is associated with the holiday season.

Now is the time to use products that combat the effects of too little sleep and too much fun. Products with a high potency of antioxidants are the most important preventative tool in your skin care arsenal because they slow the signs of abuse created by free radicals. To prop up tired skin, I recommend:

* 20% Vitamin C serums
* Vitamin A products such as Retinol and Retinyl Palmitate
* Vitamins K, B, and E
* Hydrating and repairing ingredients such as mango, shea butter, aloe, arnica, and skin growth factors

However, remember that the vitamins won't offer any benefit unless the dead surface cells that are blocking the way have been removed. AHAs provide the most effective form of exfoliation by evenly "ungluing" those old cells and allowing the skin to reap the benefits of the antioxidants.

Also, watch your alcohol intake this holiday season because it dehydrates the skin and causes fluid retention under the eyes.

Click here to learn more about Celeste and see more "Ask the Expert" stories in Spa Magazine.

Von Anthony Salon provides quality skin care services including a Green Tea Facial as well as a Fitness Facial. Click here to the full menu of spa services.

We use Sonya Dakar products: Paraben Free, No Artificial Dyes, Nor Artificial Fragrances, Sulfate Free, No Animal Testing, No Animal By-Products and Recycled Packaging

Call 972-731-7600 for your appointment.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Belvedere Plush Salon Chairs at Von Anthony Salon Featured on Company's Website

Check out the Belvedere Plush salon chairs at Von Anthony salon! They are featured on the Belvedere website! Here

These chairs are like "buttah." (Think the "Coffee Talk" segments on SNL.)

They feature the smoothest leather and are incredibly comfortable!

Stop by for a tour and test them out for yourself!

Von Anthony Salon is actually featured in the "salon gallery" on the website as well. Click here to see the gallery.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Von Anthony Salon Hosts Food Drive to Benefit Frisco Family Services

Amy and Kerry have set up a food donation "drop spot" at the salon for food for Frisco Family Services.

The Frisco Food Pantry supplies over 25,000 pounds of food and needed items to more than 350 families every year. Due to the economy, that number has increased significantly this year.

To clients and members of the community, thank you for your help to keep the food pantry stocked!

Click here to see a list of suggested food items to donate.

Receive a 5% discount on any service at Von Anthony Salon with your bag of donated food.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Von Anthony Salon on Fox Good Day - Fun Festive Tresses!

The Holiday hair segment on Fox Good Day will air tomorrow (Wednesday) around 8:45a.m. Learn how to create Taylor Swift's faux bob, accessorize short hair and create an elegant chignon. We hope you'll tune in!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Von Anthony Salon in Frisco Trims the Waste - Dallas Morning News Article

Rita Cook, who writes a weekly "Green" column in the Dallas Morning News, recently featured Von Anthony Salon.

Check out all the ways Rita shares about how Von Anthony Salon has "above and beyond in incorporating eco-friendly additions."

From the article, which can also be read here.

First, there are the SpectraLights over the work areas.

"These lights are the first LED lights engineered for the beauty industry and the greenest lights available on the market," Hovland says. "They save up to 85 percent in energy by virtually eliminating wasted heat."

Additional work lights in the salon are energy-efficient as well, using compact fluorescent bulbs that operate in the daylight spectrum.

"The sign lights are also LED, and the sign is on a timer with a photocell," Hovland says. "The photocell brings the sign on at dark, and the timer turns the sign off after hours so it doesn't waste energy by running all night."

Need a blow-dry? The Freestylist Support System turns dryers on and off when pulled up or down, eliminating wasted energy.

Hovland, who also owns an air-conditioning company, is a member of Green Built Texas. Naturally, there's an energy-efficient air-conditioning system in the salon.

"We were also able to reduce the size of the air-conditioning system because we did not have to compensate for heat from the lights," Hovland says, adding that Von Anthony also has programmable thermostats, vinyl floors made of 20 percent recycled content and a high-efficiency water heater with a digital thermostat that turns the heater off when not in use.

The heater "has a very fast recovery time, is on a circulation pump that delivers instant hot water to all fixtures, and there is no wasted water or wasted energy heating water."

Other appliances in the salon are Energy Star approved.

Stylist Melissa White says she uses less hot water and uses cool water while shampooing.

"This, combined with a cool rinse at the end, will smooth down the cuticle and help save energy at the same time," White says.

Hovland says the salon can even cleanly capture hair clippings; eventually these will be recycled into mats used to clean up oil spills.

Click here to read the full article.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Amy's Tips: How to Create An Elegant Chignon

The chignon is a versatile "updo" hairstyle for a special occasion. It shows off your neck and shoulders, and highlights your cheekbones as well as the great earrings or necklace you are wearing!

Here's how to easily create your own chignon for your upcoming holiday parties:

1. Create a deep side part.
2. Gather all of your hair into a low side ponytail and secure with elastic band.
3. Apply a pump of lumiere nutria-sculpt from Kerastase.
4. Now split the pony tail in half and take the first section at the top of pony and twist one time, like you are setting hair around a roller leaving the ends of hair out and secure with bob pin.
5. Once that piece is secure, you can twist the ends of the same section and pin.
6. Repeat with other half of the pony.
7. Spray chignon with Sheer Lacquer.
8. And if you have bangs try wearing them in a side sweep without too much volume.

Watch Amy demonstrate a chignon on Thursday on Fox Good Day!

Want to make an appointment for Party Perfect Hair? Call 972-731-7600.

Monday, November 30, 2009

City Search Nominations! Please Vote for Von Anthony Salon!

The Best of Citysearch Spa & Beauty nominations are in, and Von Anthony Salon has been nominated in a ton of categories!

Best Deep Tissue Massage, Facial, Hair Color, Hair Extensions, Hair Removal, Hair Salon, Hair Straightening, Haircut, Highlights, Massage, Pregnancy Massage, Reflexology & Foot Massage, Skin Care, Spa, Sports Massage, Swedish Massage, Therapeutic Massage, Waxing!

Now it's up to you to vote for your favorites!

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You have to sign up for an account, which takes less than 2 minutes!

Vote here.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Von Anthony Salon Stylists Are Thankful!

What are you thankful for?

Rachel Schwartz - I am most thankful for my loving family and fiance.

Ashley Haigler - My health.

Michelle Williams - My family.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Amy and Kerry Share their "Thankful Thoughts"

I am thankful for my family, friends and the wonderful group of stylists I get to work with.

Every day before I get out of bed, I say to myself, "I am thankful for this day and everything that comes my way."

I am thankful that we live in an environment that allows us to be free and creative, where we can be responsible for our own opportunities.

I'm thankful for my health and happiness. For my family and friends. And for all the people (employees, clients, stylists, technicians, friends, our publicist) who continue to support us.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Quick Party Changes! Take your 'do from work to play in a matter of minutes with these five tips from Amy Kott-Hovland of Von Anthony Salon

Amy Kott-Hovland was interviewed for a story about going from the office to the party on NBC's "Around Town."

In the story, you will learn:

*An important style tip you should do in the morning to start your day.

*Ideas for hair accessories.

*Easy, step-by-step instructions for wearing a chignon.

*Some fun tips for the guys for party perfect hair.

Click here to read the article.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Amy Kott-Hovland's First Beauty Icon

Who was your first beauty icon? Vidal Sassoon.

Sassoon is an icon in our industry.

He made sense of hair cutting: how to create geometric shapes on a round service.

He invented the bob and became internationally know after cutting Mia Farrows hair for the movie Rosemary’s Baby, it was a very short almost crew shape.

Prior to Vidal, woman would get their hair cut mostly with a razor and had it set for the week; he truly changed the way hair is worn.

I have attended his academies over the years to perfect my craft. We implement his techniques with all of our stylists in our work shops.

Precision cuts are back in fashion and the bob will never go out of style.

Amy Kott-Hovland
• Primary owner of Von Anthony Salon.
• A master stylist with more than twenty years of experience.
• Her craft and skills have been polished by training with the top industry leaders represented by Vidal Sassoon, Paul Mitchell, Wella, Matrix, Redken, Mizani and American Crew.
• Recognized by “D” Magazine as one of the best colorist, “Dallas’ tried and true colorist”.
• Honored as the National Colorist of the Year by Elizabeth Arden, Red Door Salon and Spa.

Visit the Von Anthony Salon website.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Amy's Tips: Healthy Winter Hair

Tis the season for static, brittle hair and split ends. Most of these issues are from lack of moisture because humidity levels are lower and because of the heat in our homes.

Amy Kott-Hovland of Von Anthony Salon shares these
simple tips:

  1. For static, use a dab of hand cream to control the hair.
  2. Try not to shampoo every day so that some of your natural oils will help control the problem.
  3. Use an ionic hair dryer. This will remove the static charges and will dry the hair without taking out too much moisture. Ionic hair driers leave your hair shiny and smooth.
  4. Try spraying static guard on your hair brushes.

Salon Solutions

  1. Get your hair trimmed more frequently to avoid split ends.
  2. We do deep conditioning treatments to keep your hair in optimum condition; these are a must for the client who does not want to cut their hair.
  3. At Von Anthony Salon, we use Shu Uemura Prep Sprays which gives hair proper moisture balance. There are 3 to choose from:
    1. Smoothing for frizzier hair types.
    2. Reparative for color treated.
    3. Moisture for any hair type.

Use these before you blow dry or to moisten hair, in between shampoos; These are perfect for children's hair as well.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Special Offer at Von Anthony Salon, Frisco

If you click on the "Special Offer" tab on the Von Anthony Salon website, you'll be able to print out a "10% Off Any Service" certificate.

Click here
to see this special discount.

Click here to see all the wonderful services available at Von Anthony Salon.

Call Von Anthony Salon at 972-731-7600.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Von Anthony Salon in Today's Dallas Morning News!

Check out today's Dallas Morning News. Von Anthony Salon is featured on the back of the Guide section on the style page.

"Fringe benefits. From Uptown to Frisco (that's us!), four new salons turn up the swank. It's not on the website yet, but we'll post the link when it is.

*edited to add the link. Click here to see Von Anthony Salon in the Dallas Morning News!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Von Anthony Salon on CW33 News!

Here is the CW33 news segment from last night. Everyone looked great. You can see our stylists in action and parts of the beautiful Von Anthony Salon!

Check it out.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Von Anthony Salon On CW33 News at Nine Tonight!

Please tune into CW33 News at Nine tonight to see Von Anthony Salon.

Roni Proder interviewed Amy about the hottest looks for hair for fall!

Tune in to see the very talented Von Anthony Salon staff and gorgeous hair.

Monday, November 2, 2009

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Hair to Fall for at Von Anthony Salon in Frisco

Fall is in full swing!

Have you scheduled your color appointment? 972-731-7600

What are this season's trends?

Lush Femininity, long flowing hair and updo’s for old fashion glam.

Hair color with rich shades of cool and earthy browns with gold tones or highlights.

Check out these beautiful fall hair trends on Good Morning Texas. Where Amy and the girls were interviewed.

Von Anthony Salon raises more than $1,000 for Gladney Center for Adoption

Here are Amy and Kerry with Karin Matula, Outreach Supervisor with Gladney Center for Adoption. We were able to raise $1090 to benefit the Gladney Center for adoption. Thank you so much to everyone who donated a gift and to those who bought raffle tickets!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Amy's Tips: More than one way to wear your hair!

"Every shape should have two different styles. So that you don't get bored!"

Amy Kott-Hovland, Owner Von Anthony Salon

What are your two favorite ways to wear your hair?

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Shiny Hair at Von Anthony Salon, Frisco

Want ultra shiny hair? Von Anthony Salon uses these cool Freestylist Free-Floating Dryer System.

When in use, the dryer feels weightless—eliminating wrist strain and fatigue.

The dryer turns on automatically when pulled down, and turns off automatically
when it is raised back up to its resting position.

The positioning of the Freestylist is ideal for closing the cuticle because of the direction of the air flow - creating shiny hair!

You may have seen these hair dryers on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.