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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. 


Here at Elleven, we know the power of a great makeover. That’s why we’re excited to announce our salon is getting a fresh look! In the same way that a new cut and color can bolster your confidence and give you a spring in your step, the changes happening at Elleven have us feeling even more proud of the “next level” beauty our faithful followers have come to expect. 


So what’s new? Quite a lot. From new faces behind the chair to new brand artwork adorning our walls, we’re growing and glowing in more ways than one. Our frequent locals will love the upgrades to our space with gorgeous new flooring and a custom mural commissioned out of California by abstract artist Rebekah Hope Harrison of Storm Global, Inc. (www.stormglobalinc.com) and inspired by Elleven’s sparkling new brand.


For those of you who like to keep up with us online, we’re bringing you a fully revamped website by @kayencodesigns, launching our salon-exclusive blog with tips and tricks from the in-house stylists you know and love, and featuring the full rebrand on our instagram account. And the transformation doesn’t stop there.

Our team recently underwent a two-day team building workshop with educator John Stellato. Through Stellato’s specialized training, we’ve upped our beauty game with new value for the ripple effect principle: “When we meet your needs, our needs get met.” Helping you feel your best ultimately helps us become our best and the desire to make you feel welcome and cared for affects everything we do. A huge “thank you” goes out to all our clients who purchase their products from Elleven - it’s because of you that ongoing education efforts like these are made possible.




If you couldn’t tell, we like change. We believe in it. And we make it a point to always be changing for the better because that kind of change is good for everyone - for us and for our friends and customers who motivate us to bebetter. This is why our motto is, “On a scale of one to ten, be an Elleven.” This is what being an “Elleven” is all about. 


When this salon began, our goal was to do things differently by not just being great at what we do, but by diligently investing in becoming truly great. We go above and beyond with our customized level of care with every client and have built a team of artists who are not only skilled but also passionate about growing those skills. And now, we’re freshening things up with a sassy new brand, site, team, and more to keep offering you our very best. 


We love all you Ellevens out there. And we hope you love the new us as much as we do. 

Welcome to the new and ever-improving Elleven.


Up Next: Do you or another special momma in your life need some “you” time? Stay tuned for our next blog featuring an exciting Mother’s Day Special offered exclusively at Elleven! 

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Huntsville, AL, 35801

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