How many times have you found yourself standing in front of the drugstore aisle completely confused about which product is right for your hair? Does your bathroom house dozens of half-used bottles of the latest “miracle product”?
As salon professionals we hear a lot of similar stories from women who are down right frustrated with their product choices and we want to help. Professional products are by far the best choice for the quality, health and maintenance of your hair.
But first, let’s talk price. We know professional products can be an investment, which is why we want to introduce you to our new 20/20 VIP Retail Membership Program. Purchase a card for $20 and receive 20% off all of your retail purchases for an entire year. That includes everything from professional blow dryers to your favorite Minardi Wash to the Shu Umuera Oil you can’t go a day without.
We know that once you try any of the products from our storefront boutique you will be hooked. You can come back and actually replace that empty bottle!
Genie in a Bottle
Finding the right product can be confusing. The drugstore has thousands of products to choose from and our boutique alone has over 200 products. Our staff is here to help make your experience choosing products a lot more simple – even fun! Talk to your stylist during your appointment about your needs and they’d be happy to recommend a product or just pop by for a consultation and one of our trained professionals will gladly help. Don’t forget, we’re lucky to have Beth Minardi – creator of her signature product line – in house at Mark Garrison Salon!
Become a Label Whore
Like food labels, reading the back of a shampoo bottle is a must when shopping for hair products. Look for key ingredients you don’t want in your hair products like ammonium laurel sulfate, and for ingredients you do want, like essential oils and vitamins. Remember, professional products contain necessary formulas and percentages of vitamins and nutrients to keep the hair healthy. Oftentimes drugstore bought products will make the same claims with only a fraction of the ingredients used, which is why the result is never the same.
The Good Stuff
We know the feeling. Hair that looks, feels and smells like luxury. Yes, these are the products you normally hide from your daughter and husband. Lucky for them, your 20/20 card applies to discounts to all of your immediate family. Speaking of daughters, we have the most adorable trail size Kerastase products in stock for special treats, holiday stocking stuffers or for travel and on-the-go.
We’ll be featuring a product of the month on our new blog so check back for how to’s and demos of your favorite brands! Visit the salon to purchase your 20/20 VIP Retail Membership card. As always, feel free to reach out to our front desk or management with any questions. Here’s to happy hair days!
Move over Justin Timberlake….Mark Garrison Salon introduces a new 20/20 experience!
Congratulations to Gion for being chosen by The Colorist magazine as one of their “30 Under 30″ color stars! We’re proud to have Gion behind the chair at Mark Garrison Salon. Visit Gion at the salon in New York City and experience impeccable color by such a young (and adorable) talent on the rise.
Meet Alena, our new resident manicurist at Mark Garrison Salon.
One thing’s for sure. She is not your run of the mill, dime-a-dozen manicurist!
Her manicures are perfection – Flawlessly shaped nail beds and carefully cared for cuticles are crafted with a precise and gentle touch that demonstrates the hands of a true professional.
In other words, Alena will nail you as you never experienced before!
Alena is a European trained nail technician who specializes in manicures, pedicures and eyebrow shaping. She is proud to count business executives, professionals, athletes, celebrities among her New York clients. Alena comes to us after having worked at The Trump Spa International Hotel and the Julien Farel 5th Avenue Salon where she earned a loyal following of clients.
As Sunhee Grinnell recently noted about Alena’s work in Vanity Fair’s The Beauty Blog,
“I received one of the most thorough manicures and pedicures ever!
Alena Siz was extremely meticulous and exacting – you must try this for yourself.”
Choose your favorite color of Deborah Lippmann polish and rejoice!
Not only can you experience a first-class, polished to perfection manicure at our salon, you can maximize your time by receiving a manicure in your chair while our hair professionals perform your color or cut service. Multitask and leave the salon looking and feeling gorgeous from head to toe!
September 7th marked National Donate Your Hair Day. We were delighted to host Pantene Beautiful Lengths and Seventeen Magazine for their annual Pony Up event. To date, over 28,000 real-hair wigs have been donated to the American Cancer Society’s wig banks across the country. That’s a whole lot of generous donations!
We are proud to work with Pantene Beautiful Lengths year round by offering discounted haircuts on Wednesdays for hair donors. For more information click here.
Some highlights from the event:
For information on Pantene Beautiful Lengths visit www.beautifullengths.com