Thursday, November 21, 2013

Taking it to the streets!

"My dream has always been to travel all over the world. I'm fascinated by people, different cultures, street art & fashion." Katia Gutierrez

Sunday night artlab stylist Katia Gutierez took it to the streets with her presentation, Calle. This eclectic, multi-media  show was part fashion show, part hair show, and every bit surprising art installation. Inspired by the streets of the world, Katia mixed latin flavors with street art and youth culture making her presentation a feast for the eyes. Colorful clothing, dramatic make up, and spectacular hair filled every corner. Each vignette presented a unique vision, making the space seem as if Frida Kahlo had taken over Warhol's famous Factory.
Viva fashion.... And viva Katia!

Photos by Vanessa Gonzalez

The beautiful Calle models

Katia surrounded by owners David Abrams, Jason Lara, Pecha Koy and artlab manager Orlando Ortega

Katia with the luxelab education team

Phillip Manzanares who created the gorgeous alter installation

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Yo Tengo Ombré

And they said it was a fad. As we all should be realizing by now ombre is here to stay. Perhaps it’s the easy natural looking results, perhaps it’s the fact that it’s a low maintenance way to make your hair look gorgeous, one thing is sure: it remains one of the most popular color services on the menu. Click the link below to learn what Luxelab lead Color Educator and Master Stylist Amanda Hoffhines reveals as the secret to getting subtle, low maintenance hair color in her interview with 

Monday, November 18, 2013

Braids and Buns

Megan Last created this beautiful upstyle by prepping Michaela’s dry and processed hair with the new Shu Uemura Ultimate Remedy Extreme Restoration Duo-Serum to smooth and repair it. She then reverse french braided from the nape to the crown and matched that working another braid from the front, adding a twist to this classic top knot. To get this look call us and make an appointment with Megan so she can work her magic for you. 

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Stylist Style: Jazmin

We're loving the stylish looks Jazmin has been wearing this week, perfectly paired with little vintage touches to add just the right amount of character. Her feminine silhouettes, evocative of Prada's Fall 2013 runway looks, is one of our favorite trends for this season. 

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Not all pixies are created equal...

The pixie club is growing! Joining celebrities like Pamela Anderson and Jennifer Lawrence, Jordan’s hair is cut short by Master Stylist Lauren Sill. Taking a fresh approach, Sill infused the shape with elements of a mohawk by undercutting the sides and leaving a subtle tail. She finished it off with Shu Uemura’s Volume Maker for volume and Yokan Craft for definition and dry texture. 

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

A Legacy of Excellence

Luxelab's education team gets back to basics at the Vidal Sassoon Academy in Santa Monica where they attended a series of classes created specifically for them. The administrators of the Vidal Sassoon Academy treated our team to the best they had to offer, ranging from their Educational Director, to their Creative Director, all the way to their International Creative Director, Mark Hayes. We left feeling connected and inspired to share new ideas in our salons and to continue offering some of the best in-salon education in the industry. A special thank you to the wonderful team at Sassoon! 

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Kerastase Couture Styling Contest

The first round of the Kerastase Couture Styling Contest has officially come to an end and we want to thank our stylists who submitted Instagram photos of their fabulous work using their favorite Couture Styling products. Stay tuned to vote for your favorite look tomorrow when Kerastsae announces the top three finalists on their Facebook and help select the winner who will be flown to NYC for 2014 Fall/Winter Fashion Week. Head over to the Kerastase page to vote.