It's May! Like, whoa!
Spring is blowing by and we are barely hanging on for the ride. Deepak Chopra once told us all about abundance and energy and stuff. These last few months have been so packed we can put down our self help books and just get to work.
Anyway, this month we tell you about our makeover party, an awesome class by Amy Farid and that we finally jumped on the Pinterest bandwagon.
Amy Farid Blew Our Minds
Last Monday our newest bff, Amy Farid, came by the salon to teach us a thang or two about styling. Amy is responsible for creating looks for Free People, Hood By Air, countless fashion mags, etc. When she's not flying around the world to style beauties on the beach, Amy also works at Suite Caroline in SoHo.
Amy spent a very long day showing us exactly how to achieve certain runway looks and generally improved our understanding of what it takes to achieve those editorial styles. Her generosity and patience were equally as inspiring as the talent she exhibits behind the chair. Seriously, this was a once in a lifetime opportunity to learn from someone who actually does the work that we admire from afar and we are super grateful she came to The First Ward to share with us.
We've learned that these styling muscles need to be nourished and excercised consistently. Call or email us if you'd let us practice our crokinole curl sets on you.
Check out a few finished looks that we we created with Amy:
What began as a stir-crazy day in January transformed into a full fledged event at the beginning of April. We had seven deserving women come to the salon on a Sunday and, with the help of some friends, created an awesome day for them.
We'll be posting more photos, along with the stories that made us choose these ladies on our Instagram account. If you don't already, follow us @thefirstward.
Huge thanks to everyone who helped us make magic -
Spa Southern Hills brought an impressive setup and pampered all of the girls with foot and hand massages while their color was processing.
Chimera catered in a delicious off-menu lunch for everyone involved in the event. They were so quick and helpful that I never even saw Rob to thank him. So, thanks Rob.
Vintage 1740 provided the oh-so-important champagne. Always a key ingredient when trying to talk some ladies into letting us completely chopping their hair.
This Land Press donated a killer tote bag and free subscription to their new Quarterly Mag for the makeover recipients.
Our product distributor, Modern Salon Services, helped load those totes with Davines shampoo, conditioner, and product to maintain those fresh 'dos at home.
Sara Westover heard what we were doing and volunteered to create a special painting for each person. What an awesome final touch.
Last, but not least, Cheyenne Butcher was on-site all day working hard to photograph all the goings on.
Oh, hey! We're on Pinterest!
Cheyenne has been pinning her brains out for the last few weeks and we are happy to announce our Pinterest account is up and running. She has tons of rad boards going already, with more in the works. Now you can see what we're talking about before we start working on your new looks.
See what she has been up to at: www.pinterest.com/thefirstward
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
Look, we are going to bust our asses during the holidays (actually, most of the year), so we are taking a few Saturdays off this summer to play, or just be lazy. Whatever we decide to do with our time off, we swear you'll have better hair because of it. We will be closed the following Saturdays:
Thanks for understanding, we will see you at the park or something.