hair care

Get a Confidence a Boost with a New Hairstyle

As much as we all would like to believe that we don’t judge a book by its cover, the reality is that to a certain extent, all of us do.  And that includes our own self-image. How you perceive yourself is a part of your own personal confidence and it affects how you project yourself, which in turn has a direct effect on how others perceive you.

Think about it, when we are not feeing very sexy, beautiful, or plain old happy, we have a hard time convincing others that we are any of those things.  Many times, a new hairstyle, make over or new outfit can be the ticket to your show of “I am Wonderful”, where you are the star.

Hair: Your Look, Style, Expression, and Beyond

You are putting a lot of thought and action into creating your own personal style.  You shop with a certain look in mind for your clothes, jewelry, and shoes.  You know that when you see those oh-so-perfect-boots that not even your limited paycheck will stand in the way of owning that coupe du resistance pair to finish off your look for fall.

So GIRL, why do you leave your hair to last minute and trim your salon budget long before your bangs? Your hair style and color are a part of the stage that helps to make that statement about who you are. Not taking time to extend your look to your hair is a bit like baking a great cake and forgetting about the frosting.  Well, we are here to help you frost your cake and finish off your look with flair and finesse (and just maybe a bit of fondant, as well!)

Avoid These Harmful Hair Styling Methods

Nothing can ruin a perfectly perfect hair cut and color more than damaged hair. I mean, what is the point of going through all that effort, spending your hard earned euros on a most stunning cut and color by your artistes at Pinup…only to go home and ruin it all day after day with your horrifying hairstyling habits until your next appointment in Pinup Paradise?

Here is a list of no-no’s that you must promise on scouts honor never to commit or at least promise to minimize:

What is Keratin Complex Smoothing Therapy and Why Do I Care?

All the gorgeous styles from silky straight to cute curls have one thing in common that make them and YOU look so hot…sexy, soft and healthy looking hair. So what is a girl to do? How to achieve that sexy look, yet not over-process and over-heat your hair with straighteners and curling irons?

Your gals at Pinup have just the solution (pardon the pun) for you…Keratin Complex Smoothing Therapy by Coppola. This product is causing quite the hubbub in the hair industry.

What Makes it a Pinup Hairstyle?

So you keep noticing Hollywood glam queens like Katy Perry, Scarlett Johansson, Georgia May Jagger, and Taylor Swift with their show stopping, high volume, classic Hollywood icon do’s?  If you want to achieve that ultra-glam look for yourself, remember, these new Hollywood glam queens are only re-inventing the classic glam styles inspired by the originals such as Jean Harlow, Marilyn Monroe, Jane Wyman, Dorothy Hart from the 1930’s to the 1950’s.

So what exactly qualifies as a “Pinup Do”?  Think flapper-inspired, vibrant tints and dramatic curls for an authentic pinup hairstyle. A Veronica Lake inspired mane with pin curl bangs. High-rise up dos with headbands, big volume retro bee hives, glossy side swept manes. Pinups do’s look neat and sleek with fly aways controlled. You will see retro finger waves, and a feathered head piece to set it off. Voluminous up-dos with sequined, silver or gold splashes of hair accessories and side swept retro waves set off with glam clips.

Hair Color: Maintain Your Mane, Prolong your Paint

So, you have just walked out of Pinup with a daring new style and you sprung for the best of the best and have achieved that to-die-for-color.  You think you now get to sit back and look ravishing for the next 6 weeks until you need a root touch up?  Think again, babe!

Your job has just begun.  You have 6 weeks of homework to keep your color fresh and your tresses healthy.  Here is your list to help in your hair color protectant studies:

Just say no to parabens!

It seems everywhere we look, labels carry the phrase “Paraben Free”. So the opposite (and likely not so good for ya) would be Paraben Full”? Paraben schmaraben, what is a girl to do? There are so many warnings and things to be concerned with in regards to our health and exposure to various chemicals and substances. Sometimes it seems less exhausting to plead ignorance and keep our pretty little heads blissfully in the sand.

However, with just enough exposure to that sand and parabens our pretty little heads will no longer look so good when potentially the rest our body is fighting cancer or ill effects due to exposure to toxic ingredients.

Why We’re Not Your Typical Hoity-Toity Salon

We have all been in those high volume, high pressure, and high priced salons.  You know… the ones where you feel the need to don your spikey new Louboutins, oh-so-tight skinny jeans and even get your hair done before you go? Now, how can a gal kick her feet up and truly relax and feel pampered as the queen of the day that she truly is when all that pressure and craziness is going on?

Your sisters at Pinup know just what you need for a session of pampering and beautification. What makes your team at Pinup stand out above so many other salons?

We are Divas of Detail, hair obsessed, Color Creationists, and personal style coaches for your locks. Your girls at Pinup are pursuing our dreams of making your dreams come true. We are all about facilitating the inner curl from your untamed mane, creating color masterpieces, and tending to your personal style and flair.

Diverted Hair Products – Why They Do More Harm Than Good

Years of searching for that incredible stylist with magical instincts has resulted in the discovery of your salon artiste who not only attends to every detail of your (amazing) love life, but manages to produce A-list dreamed-of results with your hair.

You spend your hard earned $$$’s in the chair of your genius with shears. Her trendsetting vision and extraordinary talent float you out of the salon with your hair
feeling like silk instead of straw, shaped to make your hair look thicker and fuller than you thought possible, and smelling enchanting … you know your great hair
gives you confidence.

Curly Hair Is In! Know How To Care For It

“Curly hair is not a trend, it’s a lifestyle.” That’s the word on the street lately, and we are finding many of our clients in agreement and overjoyed at the recent embracing of their natural wave and curl textures. Over 65% of the population has some form of curl in their hair, so why are so many of us fighting against it? Here are some tips on caring for your curly locks, to keep your hair looking and feeling fantastic year round.

Start with a curly-centric haircut. Did you know that curly hair should be cut differently than straight or wavy hair? There’s an art – and actually a certification – to the technique, and luckily your stylist here at Pinup knows how to do it masterfully! Our staff has a unique passion for curl texture, and we like to respect your hair as much as we respect you!