ELLEVEN SALON BLOG

11salon secondary logo-01.png

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!

Here at Elleven we’re giving a tribute to all our moms. Mom, we want to say thank you! Thank you for all the little things you do each and every day that go unnoticed, thank you for the early mornings and the late nights, thank you for the unconditional love and support you give us! 

Here at Elleven we have a lot of respect for you mom, our very own Becky Dobbs, owner of Elleven salon knows what it means to sacrifice as a working mom. When Becky first started her salon career many years ago, her daughter was in pre school, Becky would start her work day at 5am, that's right she would take her first client at the crack of dawn. Why did she do this you may ask, Becky did this so she could have the afternoons free to be with her daughter.


Your love and sacrifice is noticed. Maybe your a single mom working hard for your family, or maybe your just a hard working mom, maybe your taking care of little ones and hardly have time for yourself, maybe your kids are grown now and your nest is empty, what ever stage you are at as a mom we want to say thank you



As a thank you, we're giving away three full size products to you when you purchase a gift card for $100 or more for Mother's Day. So come by mom and pamper yourself or grab a gift card for your mom this mother's day!  Offer valid throughout the month of May, stop by soon while supplies last!




As a mom we know that sometimes the hair gets pulled back and the sleeves get pulled up to get the job done, so we've created a few easy how to up dos, step by steps for you to make that messy bun a little more fun. Check them out below!


Becky's Step By Step:

1. Work a small amount of #5 dry shampoo paste into the root area.

2. Brush hair back - to create a ponytail (tease hair a little in crown prior) 

3. With the thumb pointed down wined around, twisting towards the crown and pull up and loosen. 

4. Use one hairpin, put straight into the side of the twist, lay flat and and push into the twist. (Add a few more in different areas where needed)

5. If hair is hanging out at nape area, hold out piece, put a bobby pin in middle of strand and insert up under the twist.



Jenny's Step By Step: 

1. Prep hair with dry shampoo 02. the night before. 

2. Use leftover curls from the day before & tease crown using powder grip 03.

3. Twist both sides towards the back & pin.

4.Grab remaining hair, twist & wrap

5. Hold hair with one hand & pin

6. Finish with Triple Dry 15. 

518 Madison St.

Huntsville, AL, 35801

(256) 489-HAIR

elleven@ellevensalon.com

SALON HOURS

Tues, Thurs: 10am - 7pm

Wed, Fri: 6am - 5pm

Sat: 9am - 3pm

Sun, Mon: CLOSED

Let's Stay In Touch!

  • Grey Instagram Icon
  • Grey Facebook Icon

©2019 Elleven Salon. Web design by Kaye + Co Designs