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About: I’m beyond thankful to be completely obsessed with my career, I get to do what I am passionate about every day.
Fun Fact: I love meeting new people and engaging in conversations.
Favorite Product: My favorite product is Kevin Murphy Bedroom Hair: Texture + Movement + Softness with the best aroma!
DIY Self-care Tip: Blow-dry against your part to create volume.
If you haven’t received a service with Nellie, now is the time! For the remainder of November and all of December, receive a deep conditioning treatment and blow out for only $25.
About: I have been here at Ame for two years now. I am most excited to use my knowledge I have gained over these past few years and apply it on the floor! I love having an impact on people every day, making them feel beautiful and more confident!
Fun Fact: My first concert was proudly watching Bon Jovi at two years old! I am a crazy dog mommy to two adorable pups! I am an HGTV addict and in my spare time, I love to run, go kayaking and fishing!
Favorite Product: My favorite product is Kevin Murphy Bedroom Hair. This is my favorite product for texture. It adds amazing volume and lift to any curl and amazing texture to any and all layers while also remaining brushable and soft!
DIY Self-care Tip: My favorite DYI sleek and easy hairstyle is a middle part low bun. This simple and easy look for summer keeps heat damage at a low and looks cute anywhere from the beach to a night out on the town – add a pop of color earring for added easy flair and style!
If you haven’t received a service with Cole, now is the time! For the remainder of May and during the month of June, receive a chemistry treatment and blow out for only $25.
Maximum Straightness: Perfect for someone who wants to blow their hair out smooth and straight as possible.
Ultimate Smoothness: Perfect for someone who wants to wear their hair smooth with a slight bend on the ends.
Frizz Control: Perfect for someone who wants body in their hair and sometimes wears it wavy. Great for fine, frizzy hair.
Natural Curly: Perfect for someone who prefers to wear their hair naturally curly.
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Recommended at-home maintenance product for anyone that has received the Personalized Blow Out Same Day Keratin Treatment.
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Our Soft-Pack Flotation (AKA Rest on Water) treatment is pretty AME-zing. This treatment was developed 40 years ago by Paul Haslauer along with a medical team of rheumatologists. The benefits of this treatment on your musculoskeletal system are astounding making it a favorite for those suffering from arthritis and other rheumatic diseases. Other people who especially love this treatment consist of athletes who participate in high-impact sports, those who suffer from disordered sleep, and those who really need some relaxation. Being a runner, I absolutely love the soft-pack. There are few things this soothing on the muscles and joints. I always tell my clients, it’s pretty impossible to not relax and drift off when you are in the soft-pack.
Despite being called rest on water, you never come in contact with water during your float – leaving you dry. The idea is similar to a water-bed but better!
Clients have the option of receiving a “solo float” where you remain in one of our robes for the duration of your float or the full Rest on Water treatment. Clients who wish to experience the full treatment will start off with a full body polish and then rinse in our swiss shower before being nestled and wrapped in hot mud, green tea, or body butter. They are then lowered into the soft-pack – your very own heated flotation bed – pure bliss. The gentle water pressure combined with the heat of the water, enhance your skin’s absorption of the body wrap product. This treatment allows your body to be just about weightless as you rest on water and let go, basically leaving you feeling like a new person when you are done. For pure relaxation, follow your Rest on Water treatment with a massage or facial.
May is the perfect month to try our Rest on Water Solo Float experience. When you schedule a 60 minute or longer massage or our Longevity Facial during May, you will receive a complimentary Rest on Water experience*. Find more details here
*This promotion is for the Rest on Water Float ONLY and does not include any body polish or wrap
May’s Spotlight is on AME Designer, Erika Kapeghian
About Erika: I have been a stylist at AME for nine years and I am also one of teachers in our associate training program. What gets me most excited about doing hair is the science behind it. I love working on test swatches and experimenting with unique and custom color combinations so that we are not just following trends – we are setting them.
Favorite Product: My current obsession is Doo Over by Kevin Murphy. It gives the lived in look that is super sexy right now. It can make a straight blow out look effortless and can make a wavy style look beachy and care-free.
DIY Styling Secret: I’m all about spending as little time as possible in the morning on my hair. So an easy trick my clients love is sleeping with a braid or two and then in the morning, take it out and hit a few pieces with a curling iron for perfect bohemian waves.
Summer rompers, gladiator sandals, and beach hair…. What’s not to love?!!!!
To schedule an appointment with Erika, call AME: 610-995-2631by
Grace Winery is hosting all events. If you haven’t made it to one yet, you should definitely make time tonight or tomorrow. Grace Winery is an amazing place on its own and then when you add all of the ML Fashion Week excitement, you can’t go wrong! Find more info and tickets here: http://www.mlfashionweek.com
Here are some sneak peaks of what we’ve been up to:
AME Designers, Brett and Erika had a blast at Main Line Fashion Week Monday night demonstrating quick, easy, DIY ways to style your hair. Pictured Below is Designer Brett.
OK. I’m obsessed! AME Designer, Sarah gave this model a flawless, edgy updo. Photo Credit: Main Line Fashion Week
AME Designers, Sarah and Stefanie getting the models runway ready! Photo Credit: Main Line Fashion Week
Select services are 50 minutes and only $50! Choose from one or all (!!!) of the following services:
Please note: Spa week books up FAST! To reserve your preferred day and time, we recommend scheduling right away. Spa Week services are only available with select service providers. Call AME for details.
About Nicole: I became a licensed massage therapist in 2010 and have been happily employed at AME Salon and Spa for almost four years. I have been fortunate to work with chiropractors who have helped me gain a greater understanding of the body and the cause and effect of different modalities. At AME I offer an array of massages, some simply for relaxation, others to address areas of concern, benefitting in freedom from aches and pains that have built up over time. Many of my clients see me on a regular basis for deep tissue treatment to manage overall wellbeing. Book an appointment today so you can experience this first hand!
Favorite Product: My favorite product is the dry brush! This is a service I offer at AME and it is also a product that we sell so you can continue care at home each day. A third of the body’s toxins are excreted through the skin. Making this part of your daily routine will feel great, make your skin softer, and increase your energy and blood flow. You will be amazed at the positive effect this has on your life!
Best Kept Tip: After the dry brushing and a hot shower, apply a moisturizer for your skin. I love using the FarmHouse Fresh agave nectar, also sold at AME. This oil is made with a special blend of extracts tested and proven to reduce the rate of your skin’s water loss, which helps maintain skin elasticity.
To schedule an appointment with Nicole, call AME: 610-995-2631by
September’s Spotlight is on Sarah Bowden! Sarah was recently promoted to Senior Designer and we couldn’t be happier for her!
About Sarah: I have worked at AME for 6 years! My passion for hair really stems from my background in art. I tend to treat every client like a blank canvas waiting for me to paint my next masterpiece.
I was given the opportunity to complete my training right here at AME where I learned from some of the most talented hair stylists.
The hair industry is constantly changing, thus I am always learning and attending continuing education classes in order to stay on the cutting edge. Helping my clients achieve the look they want is what makes me excited to come to work everyday!
Favorite Hair Product: I have always loved the Keratin Treatments. Keratin makes getting ready in the morning a breeze. Thanks to keratin, the humidity is no longer a struggle. Glotion Potion is one of my favorite products in the keratin line. It smells great and leaves my hair feeling silky smooth.
Hair Trend You are Loving: I am loving middle parts and “curtain bangs” that frame the face so nicely.
DIY Styling Secret: I can’t live without my dry shampoo. It helps my blow out last for days – even after hitting the gym! Kevin Murphy’s Fresh Hair is my favorite and it smells great! *I am right with Sarah on this one. I’m not even going to admit to how often I swap out suds for dry shampoo. P.S. I feel like the bottle of Fresh Hair lasts FOR-EVER, it never ends!
To schedule an appointment with Sarah, call AME: 610-995-2631
Contributing authors and AME Designers Liz Corl, Meaghan Cianci, and Beth Forte are so excited about Fall Trends….and so am I! These ladies got together to discuss the newest fall trends and when I asked them what their favorites were, here’s what they came up with:
This fall season is all about the color; keeping it soft, tone-on-tone, and natural. Summer hair gets faded out so the inclination for our guests is to refresh their color; get it rich and looking healthy again. There is a big mix in color choices in the fall. The color varies between a preference of blonde or brunette. Around the end of September when people’s tans start to fade and they begin to transition to fall clothes, many tend to go darker with their color. Richer pigments are always requested more in the fall. The hot color trend for this fall is Bronde. A blonde can transition to shades of brown or a brunette will transition to shades of blonde. Blake Lively’s current color is a perfect example of Bronde. Other big fall colors are rich, deep browns and dimensional reds. Hair painting, baby lights, balayage, and sombre color techniques are here to stay for a while.
Like the hippie movement in the early 70’s, we feel a change happening in our culture and within ourselves. Styles are shifting from the conformity of the last few seasons. There’s a strong influence of 1970’s, anything goes, free love feel. We are craving this freedom and embracing our own individuality. The styles for the fall are undone. The grunge style is making a comeback. Hairstyles are on the messier side and high textured is in. Medium length lobs are still in. Women are growing out their short layers, angles and bangs and wearing the lob. The lob is moving from wavy to more straight or textured with an easy breezy feel to it. Women who need more edge are cutting shags and the timeless layered bobs are sticking around.
Cuts are mid-length. Lots of our clients are cutting their waist length hair for shorter lengths. For men, Beatlemania is back-at least for the hair style. Men are opting for the medium length Mop Top hair style as well as growing their hair long, putting it in a bun, and sporting beards.
Looking to update your look for the Fall without a drastic change? Try out some of these tips:
*If you’re anything like me, you are useless when it comes to styling your hair and even “easy” styles are hard to make happen. I rely on the help of AME Designers to show me how to do these. Next time you are in, feel free to ask your Designer to teach you how to make these tips happen for you.
AME offers a quick and easy customized chemistry system. It’s only 5 min at the bowl and customized to your hair needs. Try an ends refresher for shine and to add some tone properties to get rid of those faded, thirsty locks. Learn more about our treatments and other promotions here and call us to schedule your treatment!
NEW PRODUCT ALERT! Killer.Curls is a leave-in, anti-frizz curl defining crème. It’s paraben free, hydrating, strengthening, weightless, and has lasting results. Get it now through October 31, 2015 for 20%OFF!
This month, our Stylist Spotlight is on Brett Smith!
About Brett: Call me silver. I have been a stylist at AME for twenty-five years now and I am extremely passionate about education and my craft. I would call my style classic with a deconstructed edgy element. I love the relationships I have with my guests. Being able to service them and bring them current trends really rocks my world. Continuing education classes and being inspired as well as educating others and mentoring the new hair associates is very important to me. I am grateful everyday for my career.
Favorite Hair Product: Right now I am most impressed with Olaplex. Both the take home product and the in-salon treatment are fabulous. Olaplex is a reconstructive treatment that re-bonds the bisulfite bonds that hold the hair polymers together. It is not a conditioner or a protein treatment. We compromise our hair bonds everyday with hair coloring, styling, sun, and other elements. Fortunately, Olaplex is instant and permanent until we break more bonds. It is an in-salon service with a take home booster. I love it done in conjunction with a keratin blow out or smoothing treatment.
Hair trend you are loving: The Biggest trends I’m seeing for fall are headbands, modern French twist, messy chignon, center parts with bedhead hair, and deep side parts slicked over. In addition, I am loving the lob (long bob) and mid lengths. These styles can be smooth, textured, or curled and they graze the shoulders or fall just below.
DIY Styling Secret: Don’t forget about your cold air switch on your blow dryer. When you are creating your curls, waves, or bed head looks, don’t forget to hit the area you just styled with cold air. This will set it before you release it from your brush or styling tool.
*To schedule an appointment with Brett, call AME: 610-995-2631by
AME’s stylists are headed into July with some new techniques! Last week, AME hosted an in-salon educational class. Redken Educator, Roger Molina spent the day with our stylists teaching them new techniques for styling and cutting hair as well as some product knowledge. AME owner, Lori Pastore is committed to ensuring her stylists stay up-to-date on the latest trends, techniques, and products. Roger will be visiting AME again to focus on barbering techniques.
Marie, AME Stylist talked with me about some of the great techniques the stylists learned from Roger:
Roger showed us some really creative ways to style hair using a needle and string as well as some exceptional techniques for cutting a “Lob” (AKA long bob). Roger used string to weave through the hair in order to pull it up instead of using lots of pins.
We learned how to do a tight fade for women and men. A tight fade is a short haircut that starts extremely close to the hairline and gets longer as it goes up the head. Some women are sporting this style but on a longer scale than men.
As stylists, we love using our knowledge to think outside the box and create personalized looks for our clients. It’s such a great feeling being able to give our clients the exact look they want that best fits them so that they can look and feel their very best.
Feel free to ask your stylist if you would like to learn more about any of these techniques. They can’t wait to work with you! Be sure to check out our fabulous promotions for July and August!
When scheduling, please keep our holiday hours in mind:
Thursday, July 2nd: 9am-9pm (Regular Hours)
Friday, July 3rd: CLOSED
Saturday, July 4th: CLOSED
Sunday, July 5th: CLOSED
Monday, July 6th: 12pm-9pm (Regular Hours)
I was talking with one of AME’s senior stylists, Meaghan and she is super excited for some new Spring looks! I had a blast hearing about these Spring hair trends.
Ombré is still going strong, and that’s great because it’s SOOO low maintenance! It requires very little touch-ups and looks fabulous as it grows out!
Another really popular look is face framing highlights, which I like to call “Baby-Lights”. This is our strongest attempt at recreating that color we all had when we were little. Beautiful and seamless! Now, if only there were a way to make our life and responsibilities as care-free as well.
Lastly, we have balayage which means “to sweep” on the color free-hand using no foils. This is a subtle way to add some color and brightness without going over the top!
Don’t worry, guys – I didn’t forget about you. The fades are still really strong this season with options from keeping it very professional all the way to super hipster.
I can’t wait to get your hair Spring fresh! Whatever the look you’re going for, your stylist is here to help! Be sure to schedule a consultation/appointment!
Spring has sprung and it’s time to rid yourself of your winter locks and visit your stylist to create your new Spring look.
I was talking with one of our fabulous stylists, Kelly and she had some wonderful suggestions for refreshing your look. I loved hearing about the new, restorative hair protector – Olaplex. Olaplex has been featured in various press as an award-winning, beauty breakthrough treatment.
Kelly recommends considering lighter shades for your highlights and color as well as adding layers to your haircut for your Spring look. Ok, now for the exciting part. I had no clue what Olaplex was and being a blonde, I need to know about it and my hair needs to have it. Here is what Kelly had to say about this beauty game-changer:
Olaplex is a great reconstructive treatment that rebuilds the bonds in the hair which can become damaged or even broken during coloring and styling. Olaplex maintains the integrity of the hair leaving it shinier, stronger, and healthier. Olaplex will also make your color last longer.
Since the bonds in your hair break during coloring, Olaplex should be used every time you receive a color treatment. It can also be used before a Keratin treatment or on its own as a separate treatment. Olaplex is also available as a take-home treatment to use once a week!
Treatment plans will vary for each guest so be sure to talk to your stylist for more information.
Check out Allure’s Beauty Breakthroughs 2014 (slide #11) for an in-depth explanation on how Olaplex works.
“Olaplex is a breakthrough in the color department because this is the first time we have even been able to repair the bonds within the hair and actually restore it while also coloring and lightening the hair so that it can be pushed farther than ever before. It’s not a band-aid treatment at all—it permanently restores hair,” says Riawna Capri, co-owner of Nine Zero One salon in West Hollywood, CA.
Online Group Wellness
JOIN US! AME Salon and Spa is offering FREE online Group Wellness Sessions in a private FaceBook group. As your Health Coach, I will provide nutritional facts and recommendations, recipes, answer your questions and more in a private, non-judgmental environment.
Our next session is April, 1, 2015. Email: Alyssa@amesalonandspa.com to join.by
Sizzling summer beach waves are still flowing strong! If you are one of the lucky ladies (and i do mean lucky!) to have those waves naturally, try playing them up with great supportive wave products like Kevin.Murphy Hair.Resort.
This comes in a lotion or spray that gives your hair an awesome beachy texture and smells like a heavenly beach! Now for those of us who are not quit as lucky, have no fear. There are great ways to achieve this look, depending on your styling desires. Irons, hot rollers, and even creative wet-sets work very well on most hair.
Think you still need more help? Then a “Beach Wave” perm may be just what you need to give you long lasting support. This is a unconventional perm that creates a wavy to lose curl. This service can be booked after a consultation so we can decide together if this is the option for you.
So what are you waiting for? Get those summer beach waves rolling!