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One of the great things about the summer is that after you've spent all day in the sun, your skin tends to come alive with a fresh sun-kissed look that requires very little makeup! Well, how would you like to achieve that sun-kissed glow EVERYDAY, with or without the sun’s help? This month’s lesson comes from our very own Amy K who uses the all-natural mineral makeup line Jane Iredale to show you how to create that summer glow and take it from day to night. Click the video below to see Amy's step by step tutorial.


The very first and most important step is to prep your face with Jane Iredale’s Hyaluronic Serum to keep the skin hydrated after washing. Next use the Smooth Affair Primer and Brightener to prime your face before blending on Jane’s Glow Time BB Cream Foundation. This foundation has a dewy feel that helps create that summer glow look. You can also use the Pressed Powder Foundation on top of the BB cream if you are wanting a little extra coverage. 

Now that your face is prepped, let’s get into some Bronzer! Many are scared of the word “Bronzer” but using it in your daily routine can bring life to your complexion. Amy uses the Dome Brush to show us how she applies Jane Iredale’s So-Bronze 2 bronzing powder right under the cheek bones for contour and around the temples to create a warmth to the face.

And now that your face has that sun-kissed summer look, let’s move on to the eyes! All you need for an easy daytime look is the Smooth Affair For Eyes in the color Gold and some clean fingers! Amy blends this cream-based shadow over the entire eyelid using just her finger which makes this application quick and easy! She also focuses on areas that the sun would naturally hit by dabbing a small amount under the eyes just above the cheekbone, and on the bridge of the nose. Lastly Amy applies Jane’s Liquid Liner on the top lids and mascara to finish off her look! 

When it’s time to take this look from day to night, Amy uses the Pressed Powder Eye Shadow in the color Supernova to give her eyes a smokier look. She uses the Crease Brush to add the shadow in the outer corners of the eyelid creases. Then just blend the shadow well across the crease of the eyelids to enhance that smokey look and add a little glamour and drama to the eyes! To finish off the full look you can add the lip color of your choice. Here Amy uses Jane Iredale’s Lip Fixation Lip Stain in the color Fascination and tops it off with the PureGloss Lip Gloss in Kir Royale to add a little more shimmer!


And there you have it! Now you're ready to show off your sun kissed summer glow! Need to know where to get these amazing products? Here at Elleven Salon we carry the full line of Jane Iredale products to help you achieve this look. Don’t want to try it by yourself? Book a Makeup Lesson with one of our makeup professionals if you just need a little more help! 

Who knew getting that glow would be so easy!


With summer’s fun hot days come more humidity in the air so your hair may be frizzier than usual these days.  While it may be okay to have a little frizz here and there it sure is nice to know that there is a solution and a way to manage this frizz. Here at Elleven we’re sharing more of our hair secrets with you so you can look your best all summer long even with the heat and humidity in the air! 




One way to stay cool without the frizz is to air dry your hair. Start by brushing out your hair before you jump in the shower to shampoo. That’s right the secret is to brush your hair before the shower and do not brush after you shampoo and condition. Next section out the bottom part of your hair from the top of the ear, then clip up the rest. Mix together in your hands a generous amount of Redken’s Rebel Tame and Instant Deflate and start at the ends of the hair, then working the product up the hair. Next you should section out the middle part of the hair from the corner of the eyes, then clip up the rest, and apply more Rebel Tame and Instant Deflate while light squeezing hair from the ends up. Take down the top section and apply more Rebel Tame and Instant Deflate, working it throughout the hair. Finally lightly squeeze and tousle the hair throughout the air drying process.


Click here to watch Noelle’s step by step video on how to get the anti-frizz look on air dried hair.


Wait there’s more, you can still get those fun bouncy curls even the next day without another wash, here’s how: Start by prepping hair with No Blow Dry (Airy Cream) and let it dry naturally. Then clip the hair off at the crown - leave the nape area alone. Next prep your hair with Redken’s Frizz Dismiss Anti Static Oil Mist- Don’t forget to shake it well, curl the hair, drop the rest of the hair and prep it with Redken’s Frizz Dismiss Aniti Static Oil Mist- again don’t forget to shake it well, then continue to curl the rest of your hair. Next spray the Pureology Refresh and Go Dry Shampoo and shake hair apart. Finally spray light hold hairspray on a makeup brush and brush away any extra frizz. Voila (Wah-Lah)finished. 


Click here to watch Courtney’s step by step video on how to get those second day curls.


Happy Forth of July, have fun and stay safe this 4th and remember we're opened on July 1st - 3rd but we're closed July 4th-6th!

P.S. Don't forget to stop by our salon and get these products so you can recreate these awesome looks!

xxoo Elleven Salon Team




Summer time is here, time for pool parties, outdoor barbecues, family fun in the sun, laughter and quality time with your kids and loved ones. 


Here at Elleven Salon our goal is to help you look and feel your best all summer long so we've created a few video tutorials to help you create the perfect beachy wave look to get you ready for the summer season!  Maybe you were born with the natural wavy hair and you can just scrunch up those luscious curls to create your own beachy waves or maybe your hair needs a little more work to get that perfect beachy wave look, either way we've got you covered.


Click below to watch the full how to step by step beachy waves video with Lindsay Joiner on how to create the look on your own hair.


Click below to watch a quick version by Lindsay Joiner as she shows you how she creates the beachy waves on her guest.



We suggest you first start off by prepping your hair with heat protectant Redken Iron Shape 11. Then using a 1 inch curling iron (we used the Sam Villa curling iron), start by taking about a peace sign width section and start curling the midshaft section working the iron down the hair leaving about an inch of the ends out. 


Next you will want to unwind the curl, while the iron is still clamped to stretch out the curl to relax it rather than having a bouncy curl. Make sure that when curling the front section that you make all the hair around the face go AWAY from the face towards the ears.  This means curling in a clockwise direction on the right side of your face and a counter-clockwise direction on the left side of your face. This creates a better shape and gives you a more natural look.


Once you get to the back of the ear, start alternating the direction of the curl. Repeat around the whole head. Allow the curls to cool/set. Finally run your fingers through your hair and shake your hair while spraying pureology’s wind tossed texture spray to give it the “lived in” beachy look. 


Finally finish with hairspray, we recommend using our Redken triple take 32. That’s it, now your ready for the summer beachy wave look! 


Don’t want to do it yourself, that’s okay let us do it for you, schedule an appointment by calling 256-489-4247 and one of our stylists will get you all set for that fun beachy look. Call to schedule your appointment now.


P.S. All Redken and Pureology  shampoo and conditioner liters are 15% off through the month of June, and when you buy a liter you get a free liter pump to go with it!

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