Aug 15

Kim Vo & Aquage Academy…. Coming Soon!

We have some award-winning education events coming this fall to Texas.  Purchase your tickets while they are still available (they will sell out)!

Kim Vo – Global Ambassador for Schwarzkopf Professional

Kim Vo, master-colorist to A-list Hollywood, is coming to Texas!  Watch him in action and learn how to create blonde bombshell hair!  Kim Vo is a legend in our industry.  He has many successful salons from Beverly Hills, Laguna Beach and Las Vegas, and a host of celebrity clients including Britney Spears, Goldie Hawn, Kate Hudson, Pamela Anderson and even Hillary and Bill Clinton.  Today, Kim Vo is a celebrity himself.

     DATE:  Monday, Oct. 20
     TIME:   2:00  Schwarzkopf Team
                  4:00  Kim Vo
     Location:  Stafford Centre, 10505 Cash Road, Stafford, TX  77477
     PRICE:  $50, or combo with a World’s Fair ticket for $89.95

Aquage Academy

The ultimate creative jam session – you will learn to create timeless, beautiful hairstyles that transcend trends.  An open, friendly environment that welcomes and embraces all skill levels.

     DATE:  Nov. 9 – 10
     PRICE:  $650 if booked 30 days prior to event, $700 after 30 days  
     Location:  Houston, TX

For more information, visit

Aug 13

DevaCurl Education – In Austin! Theory & Hands-On Available!

Amaze curly clients & grow your business.  Join the CURLvolution and become a Deva Inspired Stylist with these two amazing Deva Curl Educational Events:

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In this dynamic presentation, attendees will learn the secrets to becoming a successful curly hair specialist.  A prelude to the Deva Curl Cutting Lab, IN SINK gives stylists the chance to preview both techniques.  The educator, Molly Owen, will demonstrate the principles of the Deva Curl philosophy through a live Deva 3-step demonstration, followed by in-depth product knowledge.

DATE:  Aug. 18, Monday
TIME:  10:00 – 1:00
COST:  $20, receive a $20 certificate towards Deva Curl products
LOCATION:  Armstrong McCall South Austin, 3100 S. Lamar, 78704


This hands-on session offers our acclaimed unique approach to cutting curly hair that combines technical and intuitive techniques.  Learn how to cleanse, hydrate, style and cut curls using Deva’s proven philosophy and technique.  Upon completion of this class, stylist receives a Deva Inspired diploma and free listing on the Curly Stylist Finder on – the fastest growing destination for curly clients.*

  • The DevaCut:  a technical and intuitive DRY cut that delivers amazing results every time.
  • The Deva 3-Step:  the proven method fro cleansing, hydrating, drying and styling curls.
  • The DevaCurl product line:  a complete collection of sulfate, silicone and paraben free products that deliver bouncy, soft, beautiful, frizz-free curls.
DATE:  Oct. 6, Monday
TIME:  10:00 – 1:00
COST:  $295, or free attendance with $395 Stylist Intro (one per salon owner)
LOCATION:  Path Salon, 3100 S. Congress, 78704

Aug 12

Social Media Class added to World’s Fair Hair Show!

The Armstrong McCall World’s Fair of Cosmetic Arts & Sciences is right around the corner (ticket prices go up on Saturday)!  You know you should go… You know you wanna go… Get your tickets NOW and save!

Not only will the World’s Fair bring the heavy hitters and famous stylists from our industry (Nick Arrojo, Eric Fisher, Martin Salinas, Nicholas French, Angus Mitchell, Robert Cromeans, Takashi Kitamura and many more), but it also offers an outstanding array of classes.  These break-out classes give you more in depth knowledge of your industry and trade.  There are nail classes, waxing classes, business classes and just added, a social media class. All of these extra educational opportunities are at NO EXTRA CHARGE.  Only at the Armstrong McCall World’s Fair!  Check out the list of classes and events at

The Social Media Class:  The revolution is in full swing.  It’s time to dive in (intelligently), and enjoy the journey.

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Jul 30

OPI Nordic Collection – Launching Wed., Aug. 6

Inspired by the great northern lights in Finland, deep blue fjord in Norway, and colorful houses in Copenhagen, Nordic by OPI brings the diverse colors of its namesake region to nails and toes for fall/winter 2014.  We are taking pre-orders for collections and polishes to be delivered next week, so you won’t be left behind!

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Jul 24

Easy breezy summer makeup!

We are loving the Sorme BB “Tint and Treat” Cream as our go-to summer makeup essential!  It offers sheer coverage and great sunscreen protection (SPF 30) while going on smooth, never sticky and never creasing.   Tint and Treat baths the skin in pure argan oil, aloe, chamomile (plus an antioxidant formulation of ingredients that include rosemary, passion fruit and papaya) but is light enough for all skin types.  In fact, we’ve experienced fewer breakouts while using it.

Get radiant skin from the Beverly Hills skincare line, Sorme!  Available in 4 shades:


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Jul 23

Kenra Q&A tomorrow, on our showroom floor.

Stop by our store on Thursday, July 24, from 4:00 – 6:00 to talk to Jackie Stroud , our Kenra representative, to learn all about Kenra.  She is here to answer any questions you may have about Kenra.  ANY questions :)

Kenra is not just a hairspray company anymore!  They have a new color line and smoothing system that are taking the hair industry by storm!  Many stylists have switched to the Kenra color line for its predictability, longevity and ease of use.  And their smoothing system just ROCKS!  It straightens hair without odor, without dangerous chemicals, allows washing the next day and works amazingly well.  And it is affordable!  The Kenra Smooth Try Me Kits are even on sale for July/August for 45% OFF!  Come by to talk to Jackie and see what Kenra can do for you!


Jul 18

Business Workshop & Bootcamp Class THIS MONDAY!

We have two wonderful events happening this Monday, July 21, brought to us by one of the most true-to-the-hairdresser manufacturers out there:  Aquage!  We get daily phone calls asking where consumers can purchase Aquage products.  Why?  Because AQUAGE IS DEVOTED TO INDEPENDENT SALONS AND STYLISTS AND THEY WILL NOT SELL TO CHAIN ACCOUNTS.  What is even better is that THE PRODUCTS WORK!

10:00 – 12:00:  Keeping the Professionalism in our Profession:  The Aquage Business Workshop:

Join Aquage Sales Specialist Donna Wojciechowski and other salon professionals for an interactive, informative and engaging workshop to discover the KEYS to growing your business.  Topics of this workshop include:
  • Open and honest issues confronting today’s salons
  • How to increase your income and profits
  • Insuring client loyalty and repeat business
  • A stylist’s ultimate professional responsibility
  • Where your clients shop for products once they leave
  • Why your professional products are different

Cost:  $25, receive a Swag Bag valued at $50

1:00 – 3:00:  An Interactive Product Bootcamp:

Join Aquage representative Kelly Wright as she gets you in shape with this Aquage Bootcamp.  Touch, feel and experience for yourself the Aquage products demonstrated on mannequins.  Learn all about Aquage and BioMega custom formulations and quality product performance.

Experience Aquage’s devotion to perfection through their fantastic products and how to incorporate them into your salon and styling regime.

Cost:  FREE!  Plus, receive a Swag Bag!  Other prizes available during the class…

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Jul 10

It’s a 10 BLOW OUT!

It’s a 10 products have been a HUGE SUCCESS!  And the products are AMAZING!  Once your customers try them, they will keep coming back for more.  And this month, It’s a 10 is basically giving their products away!

For July only, It’s a 10 is offering free products with purchase (and these aren’t the slow movers, ya’ll):

  • Purchase It’s a 10 Keratin Leave-In 4oz, get the Keratin Hairspray 10oz FOR FREE!
  • Purchase It’s a 10 Silk Express Shampoo 10oz, get the Silk Express Leave-In 5oz FOR FREE!
  • Purchase  It’s a 10 Volume Leave-In Lite 4oz, get the 2oz FREE!

Don’t wait, these deals will only last through July!

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Jul 02

Holiday Hours

Happy Independence Day!

Wishing you a great celebration with family and friends!

We will be closed on Friday and Saturday.

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Jun 23

Tickets to the Austin World’s Fair going up July 1!

The Armstrong McCall’s World Fair of Cosmetic Arts & Science is back in Austin in 2014!  Get your tickets now for $45 and see some of the biggest names in the industry, like Robert Cromeans for Paul Mitchell and Nick Arrojo for Goldwell.  A preview of what you might see:

Robert Cromeans:

Nick Arrojo:

But don’t wait!  Ticket prices go up to $65 on July 1st!

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