May 20

Hairdressers make the world a better place!

Hairdressers are just AMAZING!  Not only are you making people feel good about themselves, but you support the community in limitless ways.

Layla Harris, THANK YOU!  Not only are you saving a life, but you are showing the world just how awesome hairdressers truly are!

See the full story and video here:  Mother of Four Donates a Kidney to a Stranger

May 15

Hands On Make Up Class This Monday – Continuing Education included

The forecast says it will rain for the next 10 days… making it a great time to take a hands on Makeup class!  Plus, contouring is super hot right now.  Learn “how to” with Ultimate Face’s new Perfetto Concealer (we are super fans)!


*CONTINUING EDUCATION*, Course #12245, Provider #1226
This theory and Hands-On class will provide you with thte products you need to learn the following UFC techniques: 
  –  The Rules of Thirds – determining the perception of facial symmetry
  –  The Temporary Brow
  –  Principles of Light:  highlighting and contouring
  –  Smokey Eyes with Light Dark Lips
Cost:       $50.00, receive 15-shade Pro Beauty Shadow Palette, Lash Sculpt Mascara and a Duo Pencil (black & taupe) – a $63.50 value                      
Time:       10:00 – 2:00
3 CE Hours:  The Make UP Forum, 1CE Hour:  Health  
Sorry, but we cannot split up these hours.
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Why Ultimate Face Cosmetics?  
Today, cosmetic sales average nearly $6 Billion annually. Most of these dollars come from over the counter vendors, be it drug stores or department stores. In a sea of choices, and contradicting advertising – how is a woman to decide which product is best suited for her? Ultimate Face believes that the best guide in the beauty jungle is the highly trained professional stylist or makeup artist. These glamour gurus can help a woman sort through their options based on a personal consultation and recommendations. The Ultimate Face business systems support the stylists by minimizing time and maximizing profits. Ultimate Face salons are able to provide celebrity level service to beauty loving clients who are not cash poor, but time poor. We help the professional stylist deliver a profitable experience that builds a loyal client base.

Learn how to contour with these simple, pure (and amazing) UFC products:

Ultimate Face® Perfetto Concealer

NEW! Intelligent design and the highest quality Italian Pigments come together in absolute perfection. Meet your new go-to concealer PERFETTO (def.): PERFECT! Available in three complimentary shades: Honey, Candlelight and Bronze to highlight, contour cover and camouflage.

Ultimate Face® Double Effect Powder

Fragrance-free, oil-free, pressed mineral powder • Apply dry with sponge or brush for a soft, matte look • Apply wet for sheer coverage • Matched to Luminous Treatment Foundation SPF 15 • Works well on all skin types.
Ultimate Face® Defining Duo

Highlight and contour in one sweep of our Powder Brush • Dust all over cheeks, forehead and chin • Apply with lighter color up and darker shade down • Pressed mineral powder with jojoba for natural radiance • Only available in Vanilla/Chocolate.
Ultimate Face® Luminous Treatment Foundation SPF 15

Sheer, luminous coverage • Six easy-to-blend shades • Dust Double Effect Powder • Sun Protection Factor 15 • Sunscreen protects • Signature treatment extract of essential oils • Apply with Foundation Brush.


May 07

Men’s Cutting Events – This Monday!


Men’s grooming is the biggest thing in our industry today.  Be sure you are in the know for men’s cuts, grooming and styling with these two cutting events, utilizing clippers, razor and shear techniques.

The American Crew All-Star will teach the fundamentals of Menswork theory, discussing the essential five steps to creating every successful man’s haircut.  You’ll learn about American Crew’s product line and leave feeling confident to recommend products to your clients.  These courses focus on helping stylists take their men’s business to the next level by using proper cutting techniques with clipper and shear work in order to create lean, masculine shapes.

CLIPPER + RAZOR SKILLS DEMO With Product Knowledge:

This course combines both clipper and razor techniques in demo form to help elevate your skill level and confidence.
     Cost:       $20.00, attendees receive a $10 certificate to use toward any American Crew product.
     Time:       10:00 – 12:00


This cutting and styling demo features the American Crew 2015 Collection
     Cost:       $20.00, attendees receive a $10 certificate to use toward any American Crew products.    
     Time:       1:00 – 3:00
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Apr 13

Unbeatable Deal for New, Next Generation, CND LAMP

Introducing the Next Generation in technology for nails – The New CND LED LAMP!  And it is launching in early May at a bargain price, so don’t miss this opportunity:  preorder yours TODAY!!!


  • Next-generation LED technology
  • Cures all 5 fingers (or toes) in half the time
  • Patent pending 3C Technology optimizes light, energy and time for maximum shine and long wear
  • Uses optic mirrors to target exposure to the nail
  • The only lamp designed to completely and evenly cure CND Shellac and Brisa Gel

This lamp will regularly sell at $299, but with this introductory offer, you can get the lamp and 6 accompanying Shellac polishes (including the new top coat) for $225.  Snoozers will lose… this deal will sell out.  Preorders are highly suggested!



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cnd lamp preorder

Apr 08

“The Art of Hairdressing” – Education this Monday!

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– Sold only to independent salons.

– No National chairs or retail store.

– Innovative salon haircare with healing sea botanicals.

– Unsurpassed education… Come and see for yourself! 

Aquage is the line that supports you, the independent salon and stylist.  Not only that, but their products are unsurpassed in quality, technology and performance.  You deserve to have this line working for you!

Monday, April 13

Art of Dresswork/Ironworks Demo

10:00 – 1:00
Learn the tricks, tools and techniques that Aquage Artists use to create amazing updos with speed, proficiency and confidence.  We’ll show you how to achieve any texture, shape or design on any length of hair.  You’ll know how to control the hair’s pliant strength and create an ideal foundation for modern and elegant hairstyles.

Free Forms Haircutting Demo

2:00 – 5:00


With Free FOrms, you’ll learn how to create diffused lines, while mastering the art of cutting TEXTURE WITHIN STRUCTURE.  We share the science and the secrets to adding diffusion to any length while retaining your haircut’s underlying structure.  Diffusion gives any style a raw, modern edge, while respecting and maintaining the haircut’s geometry, making your styles last longer and look great from haircut to haircut.


Shawna Parvin – Master Stylist

NAHA Award winner, named best haircutter in Austin and named on the top 100 hairstylist by Ladies Home Journal and personal stylist to some of Country Music’s best, Shawna possesses one of the lead artists at the Aquage Masterclass Academy, she guides her audience step by step on how to become masters of texture, creating edgy, modern but yet consumer friendly haircuts that are organically diffused.

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Mar 18

Kim Vo – Live and in person at the Arlington Show

Kim Vo… The Prince of Platinum

Kim Vo has been added to the star-studded line up at the Arlington Fashion Focus Hair Show.  Join us on Sunday, May 3 for:

The Business of Blondes with Kim Vo 

Schwarzkopf Professional Blonding Ambassador Kim Vo is inarguably the prince of platinum.  Join Kim as he shares his insight on how he spun a hairdressing niche into a solid gold business empire and why he is wild about Schwarzkopf Professional Blondes!  Flier for the event:  2015 Kim Vo Arlington
               Date:       May 3, Sunday
               Time:       4:00 – 5:30
               Cost:        $25.00
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TWO DAY TICKETS NOW ON SALE:  $64.95 until May 2nd,  $80.00 at the door

      Just added:  KIM VO – The Business of Blondes  (click for flier:  2015 kim vo arlington)

               Date:       May 3, Sunday
               Time:       4:00 – 5:30
               Cost:        $25.00 (sku 999174), additional to price of Arlington Show Ticket
               Limited to only 400 seats!!!

     Just added:  RUSK HANDS ON CUTTING WORKSHOP  (click for flier:  2015 arlington rusk class)

               Date:       May 4, Monday
               Time:       1:00 – 3:00
               Cost:        $49.00, includes mannequin, additional to price of Arlington Show Ticket
               Limited to only 20 seats!!!

Mar 17

March Madness Sale – ONE WEEK ONLY, March 23-28

Our annual March Madness Sale is upon us!  The last week of March holds a special sale for lots of popular items. Come in to either the South Lamar or South Park Meadows locations from March 23-28 for these amazing deals:  2015 March Madness Flier (click for the flier here).

Some key items:

  • Babyliss Miracurl – $50 OFF!
  • Babyliss Nano Titanium Ultra Thin Iron Duo – buy 1″ get 1.5″ FREE!
  • Aquage Transforming Paste 4.6oz – 22% OFF!
  • Gelish polish – 40% OFF!
  • And many, many more!

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See you soon!

Mar 09

FREE Beth Minardi Color Event – TOMORROW, Mar. 10

Welcome to the world of color… the Beth Minardi world, really.

Beth Minardi is THE guru… THE  face… THE spokesperson of all that is excellent in professional hair color.  And she now has her own color line. Join us tomorrow, Tuesday, March 10, for an introduction into Beth Minardi Signature Haircolor!

This class is FREE!  Pique your interest and discover a new professional haircolor line made by the best:  Beth Minardi.


Gain insight into Beth’s incredible signature haircolor line.  There is a METHOD to creating money making, immaculate multi-dimensional haircolor.  Beth Minardi Signature was built around that practice.  Spend two hours with a Minardi Education Team Member and learn what makes the Minardi Signature Haircolor THE color that you choose for your clients.
Cost:       FREE!
Time:       10:00 – 12:00

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And if you want even more inspiration, join Beth for breakfast, a talk on color and a photo op in Houston:

APR. 13:  BREAKFAST With BETH MINARDI – in Houston

Beth Minardi graciously invites you to learn about the ground-breaking coloring system for salons:  Beth Minardi Signature Color.  Hear the amazing points about the line and why this line delivers the most luxurious hair color results clients have ever seen.  AND BETH WILL BE THERE!  Seats are limited
Purchase tickets through us at 512-444-677        
Cost:       $35.00                    
Time:       10:00 

Mar 04

Spring THANK YOU EVENT – This Saturday & Monday!

Mark your calendars!  Our Spring Two Day THANK YOU EVENT  is THIS Saturday & Monday!

We have lots on sale… something for every stylist, nail tech and personal users out there.  Plus, the weather will be bearable again.  Perfect time to stock up and revamp your business with some of these amazing deals.

We offer a mega extended sale at our South Lamar location ONLY.  For a complete list of the deals, click here:  2015 SPRING ODS SLAMAR FLIER

Some highlights:

  • PAUL MITCHELL THE COLOR – 20% OFF, plus get a free Ultimate Color Repair Take Home Kit FREE!
  • LOTS, and I mean, LOTS of NIOXIN IS ON SALE!  Take advantage of the men’s grooming craze by selling them products that will help them keep what they want to groom… Nioxin, the salon leader in hair loss prevention.
  • Mega VINYL GLOVE SALE – 38% OFF!
  • MY AMAZING BLOW DRY SPRAY (actually is amazing… really) – 36% OFF!
  • LOTS, LOTS AND LOTS MORE… come visit us and check it out!

Please remember, our Two Day Sales Event is only at the South Lamar Location.  We offer the standard One Day Sale on Monday, March 9th ONLY with the standard sale items (no extra items) at our Southpark Meadows location.  

Feb 24

Beth Minardi – Live and In Person! Plus In-Depth Followup Event

Breakfast with Beth Minardi!!!

Beth Minardi graciously invites you to learn about her ground-breaking coloring system:
Beth Minardi Signature Color!  Hear the amazing points about the line, delivering the most luxurious hair color results clients have ever seen. 
Seats are limited.  Buy your $35 ticket today!

Two dates for Breakfast with Beth:

  •  Monday, March 2, 2015 – In San Antonio
Time:               10:00 – 12:00
Location:         Omni Hotel
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San Antonio, TX  78230
Purchase tickets via phone: 210-734-9741
  • Monday, April 13, 2015 – In Houston

Time:               10:00 – 12:00

Location:         Hilton Post Oak
2001 Post Oak Blvd
Houston, TX  77056
Purchase ticket through us at South Austin Armstrong McCall, 512-444-6777

To get more in-depth with Minardi Signature Color, we are hosting:

Beth Minardi Color Educational Event

Salon Introductory Class
With Minardi Corporate Team Member Nicole Pereira
Gain insight into Beth’s incredible signature haircolor line.  There is a METHOD to creating money making, immaculate multi-dimensional haircolor.  Beth Minardi Signature was built around that practice.  Learn what makes the Minardi Signature Haircolor THE color that you choose for your clients.
Date:              Tuesday, March 10
Time:              10:00 – 12:00
Cost:                $10, Attendees receive a $10 certificate
Location:         Armstrong McCall South Austin, 3100 S. Lamar, Austin, TX  78704, 512-444-6777
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Seriously… Beth!  Live!  For $35!  Come on now…

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