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Spring 2015 Hair Trends

Friday, January 30th, 2015 by Shayna Barnette

With every New Year, come new trends to try out- and it seems that 2015 is all aboutlow key. This year’s trends focus on the approach of less is more (or to at least appear that way). The beauty of these trends is that they’re all as high/low maintenance as you like.

Boho Waves +Messy Braids


Photo via Harpers Bazaar

The great thing about this trend is that there’s literally nothing to it- anyone can achieve that luxurious look by just walking out of the house with undone “boho-chic”waves, or scrap your hair into a messy bun or braid and that’s you. It lacks pretention, and calls for just leave-in conditioner and/or dry shampooo!

The “LOB” (Long Bob)

Photo via Harpers Bazaar

Photo via Harpers Bazaar

The “lob” (long bob) is still going strong, with Kate Mara and Kerry Washington big fans of the trend. A low maintenance look that’s also subtly sexy, this style is flattering on anyone. Kate’s texturized layers give her cut great movement, while Kerry’s caramel highlights add depth to  her look.  Use your flat iron to achieve these beachy waves and enhance shine.

Half Up Top Knot

Photo via Pinterest

Photo via Pinterest

This. Look. Rocks. This is the ultimate cool-girl style right now, and works with just about any length. It’s also insanely easy to achieve- just make a cute knot and secure with an elastic tie. Pull a few pieces out to frame your face and you’re set.

The Man Bun + Undercuts + Waves

Photo via Pinterest

Photo via Pinterest

2014 was a great year for men’s hair. The topknot and undercuts gained a lot of traction, but 2015 is definitely their year. The man bun/topknot/samurai ponytail goes by many names but there’s an understated cool about it that makes a big statement. The undercut is great for men looking for something rugged and clean cut at the same time. Amazing on their own, something beautiful happens when you combine the two- you get a wonderfully cool cut with just enough relaxed edge.

Photo via Pinterest

Photo via Pinterest

Last but not least, wavy/messy hair is making its way onto the scene. Jared Leto captured our hearts with his long ombré locks, but simply going just a few inches shorter can make this a more approachable look for most.  This is about as low key as it gets, with little to no fuss involved.

Say Goodbye to Cookie Cutter Brows

Thursday, January 15th, 2015 by Admin

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“Eyebrows are one of the most important features of our faces­ and yet they are often the most neglected.”

Your brows do so much more than they’re often given credit for. Achieving the right shape can instantly transform your face, as well as highlight specific features and contours. You are unique, and your brows deserve the same unique attention!

The Billion Dollar Brow system takes into account YOUR facial shape, giving you perfectly personalized and symmetrical brows.

Our experts help establish a perfect brow shape for your face no more “one ­size ­fits ­all” stencils or free handed guess work!

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Using the special Brow Buddy® tool, it’s simple to accurately map out a beautiful shape­ where to start, end, and where to carve out that perfect arch.

It’s time to spread the gospel of beautiful brows! Book your reservation today, and see for yourself the powers of a Billion Dollar Brow®.

2014 AVEDA Gift Sets!

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014 by Admin


Here are some of the 2014 AVEDA Gift Sets that will be available at The Artistic!

You can also create a custom gift set. Buy 3 any 3 products and get 10% off! We will put it in our beautiful gift paper and boxes for you. 🙂

Don’t forget the debut will be Saturday, November 15th from 9-5. 

Pure Privilege Members will have the option to reserve gift sets and pay during double points weekend December 4-7th! Not a member? Not a problem! We can get you set up in minutes 🙂

smiles A Gift of Smiles $22

little relief

A Gift of a Little Relief $28.50

invigorating relief

A Gift of Invigorating Relief $33.50

twinkling eyes

A Gift of Twinkling Eyes $39.00

complete calm

A Gift of Complete Calm $49.50

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A Gift of Baths of Beauty $63.50

baths of beauty

A Gift of Spa Nights $98.50 

(Get a FREE Warmth Candle with the purhcase of a Spa Nights gift set!)

Fall 2014 Hair Color Trends

Monday, September 29th, 2014 by Shayna Barnette

Nothing inspires change in your hair color like a change in the season! Here are some top color trends for Autumn 2014.


Rose Gold


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Icy Platinum


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Red Violet


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Sombre (This is essentially a  very subtle version on Ombre)


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Copper cinnomon


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Cool Brown (think cool and ashy tones 😉


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Summer Casualties of Hair

Thursday, September 18th, 2014 by Charlotte Donnan


We all love being outdoors during the summer months, but heat sun and chlorine take its impact on the hair. Exposure to the elements can intensify dryness of the hair and cause color to fade.

AVEDA’s Sun Care line can help!

Using the shampoo daily or even weekly can remove chlorine and environmental build up. Using the Protective Veil will help with UV protection and use of the hair masque will restore and repair sun exposed hair. 


Double Points Day only @ The Artistic!

Monday, August 11th, 2014 by Admin

In honor of our 40th Birthday we are excited to announce that AVEDA Pure Privilege members will receive Double Points on Friday, August 15th only at The Artistic!

Also, join us on this day from 5-8pm for our 40th Anniversary celebration! There will be product discounts, music, food & more!

RSVP to 530.885.5206


Get Naturally Straight Hair!

Friday, June 27th, 2014 by Admin

2638-144_sins_lp-doubleblock_previewpage_1Want to soften your curls without the commitment of a permanent  straightener? Look no further than the newest addition to the Aveda Smooth Infusion line, introducing Naturally Straight….

Naturally Straight progessivley straightens every type of textured hair, rather you have tight, course curls, or fine soft waves. The more you use it, the straighter your hair will be. After 5 consecutive uses, your results will last between shampoos and reduce your blowout time. Naturally Smooth offers also offers thermal protection, helping to keep those locks safe from your heated tools.

What if you want your original curls back? No problem! Simply stop using the product and your curl formation will return to the way it was prior to use. No commitment. No damage.

Curious? Stop into The Artistic for a sample and to have one of our retail advisors or hair desginers answer any questions you may have. If you like Naturally Straight it the investment is only $26.

How to Get Mermaid Waves

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014 by Shayna Barnette
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1. Apply a volumizer, such as AVEDA Phomollient™, to hair and blow dry using a large round brush. For added volume over-direct hair to the opposite side you want it to lay.

2. Make a deep side part.

3. Place a hair clip around ear length to create a visual guide for where to stop curling.

4. Pre heat your wand or curling iron.

5. Take 2″ sections of hair and wrap it around the barrel, away from your face, starting with the hair just below the ear working your way towards the ends. Hold for about 30 seconds.

6. Once your curls have cooled, you can either run your fingers through them for a more beachy feel, or lightly run a boar bristle brush through for a softer look.

7. Make it shine! Gently apply a product, such as AVEDA Brilliant™ Anti-Humectant Pomade or Spray-on Shine, to your waves.


8. Make it Stay! Mist a flexible hold hairspray, such as AVEDA Air-Control™, all over your hair.

9. Lastly, ENJOY your beautiful mermaid waves!


Culture Clash: Spring/Summer 2014

Monday, March 17th, 2014 by Shayna Barnette

“Culture Clash is all about the clashing and blending of the bits of custom, tradition and fashion that broaden or sense of what is beautiful. It is about being true to yourself.” Global Creative Director Antionette Beenders

Stop in to get your Culture Clash Hair Color & Makeup! 









NWFW Fall 2014 Hair & Makeup Trends

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014 by Admin

New York Fashion Week Fall 2014

Hair & Makeup Highlights

 Alice and Olivia

Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images for TRESemme via Eonline

Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images for TRESemme via Eonline

 Striking Red lips with seriously backcombed curls

Peter Som

Neilson Barnard/Getty Images

Neilson Barnard/Getty Images

 Platinum hair featuring the swoop bang, which was very popular during NYFW.




 Dark berry lips with a touch of glitter!

 Zac Posen

Frazer harrison/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week

Frazer harrison/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week

Although the winged eyeliner has been in for a while, it is a bit more extreme for fall 2014.

J. Crew

Brian Arch/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week

Brian Arch/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week

Glossy cherry red lips.


Dian von Furstenberg

Victor VIRGILE/GammaRapho via Getty Images

Victor VIRGILE/GammaRapho via Getty Images

 Platinum hair with a ballerina bun, highlighted by mauve eyeshadow and lips.