Styling Tips

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.

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!

Dry Shampoo To The Rescue!

You've probably at some point, or frequently, explained to your stylist that your hair gets greasy quickly, and maybe they've told you to try a dry shampoo, but you still haven't. Our question is, why not?! Dry shampoo is probably one of the best products to keep on hand for at home and travel. The number one use for dry shampoo is to spray it at the root of your hair when it's feeling oily or...

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Welcome The Balm Cosmetics!

Some exciting things are in the works here at Pinup Salon. We're expanding our retail products and introducing cosmetics from The Balm! We're thrilled to now not only to be able to use The Balm cosmetics, but to also take the time to educate our clients and show them how to properly apply makeup to enhance their best features, and diminish their less desirable ones. Our staff have all individually sought out various makeup education classes, including...

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UNITE Product Cocktail for a GREAT Blowout

Today we're talking about one of our favorite product combos, Unite's Creamy Paste and Blow&Set lotion. Here is a little about each product.   Blow & Set Lotion: The Blow&Set lotion is a lightweight sculpting lotion that is great for all hair types and will add weightless moisture, shine, and volume to the hair.  Run about a quarter sized amount (double that if you have longer/thicker hair) through your hair from scalp to ends while the hair is...

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Never learned how to use hairspray? You’re not alone!

With prom and wedding season upon us here at Pinup, I wanted to talk a little about our Pravana Super Shape Hairspray! If you are anything like I used to be, the idea of using hairspray day to day sounds ridiculous. My past experiences with hairspray always ended up in helmet hair, so the idea that you could still have soft flexible styles with the use of hairspray sounded foreign to me! The keys to success with...

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Mollies Wants You To Try Her Styling Tricks At Home!

Do you have long hair and some serious hair envy of celebrities with their long cascading curls? Well you can look that fabulous day-to-day as well! Here are the essential tools you will need: * Round Brush. The size of the round brush will differ with your preference. If you have hair shoulder length or longer and want large soft curls I suggest getting a brush about 1 ½ inches in diameter. The bigger the brush...

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