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Living the Dream in 2016

The First Ward Hair Studio Tulsa Blog Daruma Doll January 2016

Well the holidays were a long time ago, and the weather seems to be telling us to go into hibernation. As usual, we're doing the opposite of what we should. Instead, we've been going a mile a minute and taking care of business. Last year surpassed all of our expectations, and we're doing all we can to make sure 2016 is even better. 

Here is a little thank you note to anyone you shopped at our pop-up, a potential business opportunity for you, and some tips if you decided to change your hair this year. 


Hygge Thanks You

The First Ward Hair Studio Tulsa Blog Hygge Pop-Up Shop January 2016

Before we truly dive into the new year, we want to thank anyone who visited our Hygge Pop-Up Shop.  We had a hell of a good time spending the holidays with you and connecting Tulsa with some of our favorite designers. The shop was definitely an experiment for us, and we couldn't be happier with how it turned out. More than anything, we learned just how much potential there is in Downtown Tulsa, and we can't wait to continue adding to that. 

In case you missed the shop, we've added a few of our Hygge favorites to the retail shelves of the salon. We have Grown Alchemist skincare in stock, which our skin thanks us for every day. There are also a few great home items, including bottle openers, blankets, and a felt whale with a party hat. Also, if there's anything you remember from the shop but don't see, just ask us! Chances are we can find a way to get it to you. 

Now that you've filled in the eye of your new daruma doll, we hope you remember to keep things cozy and hygge as the temperature drops. There's a reason all those Scandinavian countries are the happiest in the world. They've made a cultural pact to not let the cold get them down. It's a damn hard thing to do, but we're willing to give it a try this year (as long as Jessica continues to host soup night at her place). 

The First Ward Hair Studio Tulsa Blog Available Pop-Up Space January 2016

While we take the next couple months to develop our next great idea, our downstairs shop space will be vacant. Within that time, we are interested in leasing the space for classes, workshops, and weekend pop-ups. Possible ideas include: a bartending class, flower shop, and psychic readings. We're always down to collaborate, so please email us if you have an idea! 


A-MAY-ZING

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

The First Ward Hair Studio Tulsa Blog Amy Farid May 2015

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: 

The First Ward Hair Studio Tulsa Blog Amy Farid Style May 2015

Makeover Day

The First Ward Hair Studio Tulsa Blog Makeover Day May 2015

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!

The First Ward Hair Studio Tulsa Blog Pinterest May 2015

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

The First Ward Hair Studio Tulsa Blog Team Lime-a-Ritas May 2015

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: 

June 13
July 4
July 18
August 1
August 15
August 29

Thanks for understanding, we will see you at the park or something.