Savvy Spring Style Editorial

Hello again, savvy fashionistas!

Spring is in the air, and clocks are not the only thing that are in needed of changing. It’s that time of year again to give your hair a fresh new look, and we at Studio Savvy have some tips and tricks to help you spring your fashions forward!

We’re not sure if you’ve noticed, but fringy clothing is all the buzz this spring season. Fringe is not limited to clothing however, fringy hair is making a comeback. We are loving the updated look on the old school shag haircut!

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The Savvy Commitment

Most of us need a little guidance when it comes to that perfect blow out, so here are our Savvy Tips & Tricks to blow drying:

First, start by power drying your roots, make sure to get them good and dry while getting some of the water out of the mid shaft and ends, but leaving them a little damp.  From there, section off your hair into at least 3 sections, someone with thicker hair may need to section it into 4 or 5. Start blowdrying from the bottom and work your way up to the top. Savvy Trick: hitting the cool button on your blow dryer will help to set your style, as well as close the cuticle and add shine!

Here at Studio Savvy, knowledge and service are our priority.  We have put so much time and effort into making sure that the entire Glam Squad is properly trained and knowledgeable, not only on product, but also on technique and how to take care of our clients. We spend our days off immersing ourselves in hair education so that we can better serve you, the client.  We are so excited to continue our learning of the hair and fashion world, and we can’t wait to share it all with you!



Savvy Scoop for the New Year

Express Yourself - Studio Savvy SalonHappy New Year to all you amazing, wonderful clients! We hope your holidays were filled with joy and love.  To show you all how much we appreciate our clients, we are offering a New Year special on all products sold here at Studio Savvy–buy 3 products and get 20% off!! This offer will last for the entire month of January!  We feel so lucky to have such fabulous clients, so we want to make you all feel fabulous as well!

Deena and the rest of the Studio Savvy team are so excited to announce that this year we will be expanding the business!  We will now be entering the world of continued education in advanced hair color, hair cutting, hair styling and more with the opening of Deena’s Von Savvy Hair Academy!!  Deena will be teaching her first class on January 23rd, with many many more classes to come!   Education is so important to each and every stylist here at Studio Savvy, and we are so happy that we are now able to share our knowledge with fellow hairstylist, and have the privilege to continue learning ourselves.

Von Savvy Academy - Dream • Create • EducateThank you all so much for being such wonderful people and allowing all of us here at Studio Savvy to take care of your hair!  Stay tuned for more updates on the ever advancing Studio Savvy in this new 2017 year! And don’t forget to take advantage of our product special for the month of January!

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BOOK NOW!  The holiday season is officially here, and so are all of those fun-filled holiday parties and family gatherings. Here at Studio Savvy, we only have a few available spots left for appointments, and we want to make sure everyone is looking their best this season!

For the last five years, Deena has worked very hard to train the Studio Savvy staff, making sure that every one of our girls is highly skilled and highly trained for your hair care needs. So even if you are unable to get in with Deena or your regular stylist, Deena has the upmost confidence that her Dream Team can, and will, take care of you during any service for your holiday needs! We pride ourselves on our ability to work so well as a team, and we want to show you all how much we appreciate each and every one of our clients, so let our tribe take care of you this holiday season!

Need some holiday hair inspiration? We’ve got you covered! Whether you’re looking to change up your color or just switch up your every day look, we’ve got some insider knowledge for you!

One of our favorite current color trends is something experts are name the Tiger Eye. This brunette shade is created with a combination of hand-painted honey hues and soft brown highlights.
Tip: the Tiger Eye is great for someone who is not big on color maintenance because there are no harsh roots during the grow out process. Also note, this technique is not limited to just brunettes, it can be tweaked for blondes, red heads, etc.

Looking to update your every day hair style? We have some ideas for you!

As many of you know, the Lob (short for long bob, for those of you that don’t know) has been all the rage lately, and it’s not going anywhere anytime soon. So if you are one of those brave ladies that traded in your long locks for a sassy shorter cut, but are feeling a bit “blah” in your every day hair routine, try this: Switch your part to a far side part! This simple trick can really switch up your look, and even make your cut look slightly asymmetrical and more layered.
Tip: To train your hair to stay in its new place, use a dime sized amount of finishing cream to keep unruly strands tame. We suggest U-Oil or Second Day from Unite, or Stop Frizz from Framesi, all available to purchase here at Studio Savvy.

If you have straight hair, or are a flat iron addict and want a change, try adding a little texture to your mane with this little trick: do a few loose braids, run a flat iron over them and then pull them apart, creating some beachy-wave texture.
Tip: After pulling the braids apart, spritz a little texturizing spray throughout your hair to help hold your style, as well as give your hair a more finished, pieced out look. We suggest Unite’s Beach Day or Salty Dog from Evo, both available for purchase at Studio Savvy.

Sometimes curly hair can have a tendency to give us volume horizontally, rather than the desired vertical height and volume we all strive for so try this: let your hair dry in an opposite part from how you usually wear it. Once dry, flip your hair back over to your normal part, which will give you more height, and less “triangle.”
Tip: if your hair is not perfectly curly or a little too frizzed-out once dry, touch it up with a curling iron or wand to give it a more uniformed curl and a more polished look!

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Now that we’ve updated you on some of the current trends and how to switch up your every day look, we’d like to catch you up on what we’ve been up to! November 11th was not only Veterans’ Day, but also Opening Day for the Bing Crosby season at the Del Mar Racetracks, and our Studio Savvy Dream Team thanked our beloved Veterans in style! Deena and the Dream Team brought patriotic to a new level with an abundance of red, white, and blue, camo, pin up, and a whole lot of victory rolls for the Stars and Stripes fashion contest! We would like to give a HUGE shoutout to all of our beautiful models, talented fashion designers, and Amy Davis, who all helped make this amazing day possible! We would also like to thank Siobhan Gazur, the featured fashion photographer for this season’s Opening Day, for capturing so many amazingly beautiful shots–check out her work!

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Stars & Stripes Fashion Contest - Del Mar Opening Day 2016, Produced by DMTC, Creative Director - Deena Von Yokes, Contest Director - Joe Cuviello

As you may know, this year, the fall Bing Crosby Season Opening Day is being held on Veterans Day, November 11th, 2016. In honor of our Veterans and our amazing country, we invite all fashion-minded guests to participate in the Stars & Stripes Fashion Contest! As sponsors of the Opening Day Fashion Contest, we at Studio Savvy have the lowdown on what our amazing judges will be looking for when choosing the winners, and we want to share our insider knowledge to help all you fashionistas show up in style!

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Savvy Scoop on Fall Opening Day 2016

pinup1It’s that time of year again, folks, the fall season Opening Day at the Del Mar Racetracks, and we at Studio Savvy want to invite all you lovely ladies and handsome men to come join us for another exciting day, full of fashion fun!

WHEN: November 11, 2016 starting at 11:30am

WHERE: Plaza De Mexico

Because Opening day is being held on Veterans’ Day this year, the Opening Day Fashion Contest, co-directed by Deena Von Yokes and Joe Cuviello, the themes will feature Red, White and Blue, Camouflage, and Pin Up style.  So even if your best color is red, or you want to add a bold Camo flare, don’t forget to top it off with some Pin Up sass!  Deena Von Yokes and the rest of the Glam Squad will be out at Plaza De Mexico, struttin’ their stuff along with all of their gorgeous models, so please, come out and flaunt your Freedom-inspired fits too!  We look forward to seeing you all out at another Opening Day at the Del Mar Racetracks!horseracing

We Have Good News!


Fun. Funky. Colors.

Studio Savvy is so excited to announce that we are now carrying Pulp Riot hair color products. This color line features all of those fun, funky fashion colors that are all the rage right now. Pulp Riot allows us as artist to be creative painters and use your hair as the canvas!

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Do You Want to Know the Fashion Scoop?


The holidays are coming up faster than we know it, and we at Studio Savvy want to make sure you are feeling and looking your best this holiday season. PLEASE make sure to book ahead because:

  • Our books are filling up fast for the upcoming holiday months
  • We want to make sure that you look fabulous for all of your special holiday events
  • Booking ahead allows us to help you get the best time(s) possible, that fit your schedule, for any service appointments you may need!

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Be Ready for The Pacific Classic – Lookback to Opening Day Fashions

Del Mar Race Track, Opening Day Hat Contest 2016

Photo courtesy of Stunning Photography,, © 2016. All Rights Reserved.

This Saturday will be the Grade I, $1,000,000 Pacific Classic at Del Mar and for horse racing fans it should not disappoint. California Chrome will be facing off against 2 huge rivals, Beholder and Dortmund. These 3 horses have so much class and prestige they could make any horse racing fan gaze at them with total awe and amazement.

So now that you have decided you are going to the track on Saturday, you need to stop by the Salon on Friday and checkout our latests hats by Milliner Christine Moore and other designs. To remind you about the latest fashion trends, checkout our appearances on Chanel 8 News as a reminder of what is still fresh for the season.

Good luck with your wagers on Saturday. We know you will be looking your best, and if you need any last minute tips, send us a note or open a chat on Social Media. See you at the track everyone!

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Hat trunk showThis Saturday, August 20, 2016, the famous Pacific Classic returns to Del Mar! And in honor of Saturday’s festivities, Studio Savvy will be hosting another trunk show, here at the salon, on Friday, August 19th. Even more exciting news, Christine A. Moore will be BACK, and she will be here this week to showcase all of her beautiful, designer hats, and to help with all of your hat needs. So please make sure to come by and pick a beauty for this year’s Pacific Classic!

On a more serious note, we would like to inform everyone that our beloved stylist Karin Scarlett has passed away after her long battle with cancer. Her family will be holding a Celebration of Life gathering for her on Saturday, August 27th at 4:30pm. It will be held at Sea Grove Park, located at 1601 Coast Blvd., Del Mar CA 92014. We encourage all of her clients, and anyone who knew her and had their lives touched by her, to join us and her family and friends, to celebrate her wonderful, beautiful, vivacious, and loving spirit.Young Karin

Studio Savvy is GROWING, and staying on the cutting edge of the current fashion trends!
As many of you know, and for those of you who don’t, Deena is working hard behind the scenes to open her very own Advanced Academy for hair cutting, hair coloring, styling and more! We would like to share our little secret behind our work to make the academy a success, and we would like to call it “Pay It Forward”. Kristine Currier, who has coached many entrepreneurs, has been a mentor to Deena through her process of opening her new Kristine Currier academy and has been key in helping her to find her inspiration for growing to the next level. This academy is yet another facet to the business that Deena has aspired to create. We believe here at Studio Savvy that when you teach, you learn, and knowledge is power! Deena plans to prepare all of her talented stylists here in the salon to teach along side her at the academy. This means that Studio Savvy will always have the highest trained professionals in the salon to take care of all of your hair care needs! If you are interested in working with Kristine Currier on starting, or enhancing any of your business ideas, please visit her site. And please stay tuned to keep updated on our progress on the Advanced Academy progress, coming soon!

Savvy Tip: Want that care-free, go-to summer beach wave without all the effort? Let your pillow do the work! Wash your hair at night, spray in some leave-in conditioner (Unite 7 Seconds is available for purchase at Studio Savvy), and let your pillow do the rest of the work while you sleep. Wake up with that tousled wave, and we suggest taking a curling iron or wand to random strands just to give it a more polished look.