Be a Winner on Opening Day at the Hollywood Fashion Contest!

Del Mar Bing Crosby Season 2017 – Hollywood Fashion Contest

Get ready for the Fashion Event of the Fall on Wednesday, November 1st, Opening Day of the Del Mar Bing Crosby Season at Del Mar

Del Mar Bing Crosby Season 2017 – Hollywood Fashion Contest

Show off your hottest Hollywood Style & Glam by dressing up and entering the “Hollywood Fashion Contest“. Men, Women, Couples, Celebrity Look-A-Likes, Famous Movie Characters, you can all compete for more than $3,000 in cash & prizes just by dressing up and competing to be one of Hollywoods Best Dressed! Sign-up between at 11am and 1:30pm in Plaza de Mexico, located just inside the Stretch Run Admission gates.

Opening Day at Del Mar is always one of San Diego’s biggest parties, so don’t miss out. Everyone is invited to dress up and Shoot for the Stars! Lets party it up and show everyone your inner Hollywood Star! All entrants will receive two free admission passes to the Fall races. We can’t wait to see you.

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Studio Savvy’s Mane Event

Savvy Tip: Summer can be tough on everyone’s hair. Leave-in conditioner, like 7 Seconds by Unite, or One United by Redken (both available for purchase at Studio Savvy) will be your best friend this summer. Spray a little in your hair before lounging at the pool or bathing in the sun and throw your hair into a messy bun or a sleek side braid to keep those locks healthy and protected from damaging UV rays and salt or chlorine.

Summer is all about racing season in Del Mar and that means fashion! Here at Studio Savvy, nobody knows fashion better. In this month’s July issue of FINE Magazine, Deena Von Yokes alongside Amy Davis show off their interpretation of race day fashion at Roxana Foxx’s estate.

The hat contest, sponsored by Studio Savvy, and co-directed by Deena Von Yokes and Joe Cuviello is sure to be one of San Diego’s hottest summer events. For inspiration go pick up this month’s issue of FINE! We are so excited to see you all out there, and don’t forget to wear a smile, it’s always fashionable!

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:

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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 • Educate Thank 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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WE WORK AS A TEAM!!!

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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!

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Del Mar Opening Day, Stars & Stripes Fashion Contest, Interview on CW6 with Mariah and Deena Von Yokes of Studio Savvy Salon

 

Link: http://www.cw6sandiego.com/stars-stripes-fashion/

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!

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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?

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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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Hair, Hats, Fashion, for The Del Mar Races

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.

Savvy Goes London and Paris

Framesi Congress 2016As most of you know, the color product we cherish and use inside the Studio Savvy Salon is Framesi. What you probably don’t know is, this October, Framesi is celebrating their 75th birthday at Disneyland Paris, AND, Deena will be attending! Framesi is one of the top color products on the market, and the only color line Deena has used in her salon for over 35 years.

Not only does Deena have the privilege of attending Framesi’s 75th birthday celebration in Paris, she will also be attending Fashion Week, as well as visiting the Sassoon Academy in London! Her mission for this trip: to gather more beauty knowledge and bring it back to you fashionistas here, which coincides with our commitment to Fashion is our Passion!

Savvy Tip: Humidity making you all frazzled? It could be dryness, humidity, or damage. Keep hair hydrated and strong with a weekly conditioning treatment. Smoothing a dab of Argan oil, or Framesi’s Stop Frizz serum (both available for purchase here at Studio Savvy), throughout midshaft and ends to work wonders!

For your information, Please make note: Deena will be in Europe and out of the salon from October 1st-October 12th. She will also be out of the salon from August 19th-22nd for a wedding in New York.
Brooke will be leaving for the East Coast in September and will be out of the salon September 9th-13th. 

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Group shot of winners

Your fashion experts at Studio Savvy were back at it again for the 22nd annual Opening Day Hats Contest at Del Mar! More than 300 contestants entered the Hats Contest this year, with Andria Elam, from Best Fascinator category, winning the Bing Crosby Grand Prize.

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2016 Del Mar Opening Day Hats Contest is coming…

Del Mar Opening Day Hats Contest

Let’s get this party started!

Friday, July 15th, we light this candle. If you have an idea for an Outrageous hat, or you are ready to knock everyone out with the Most Glamorous, Best Fascinator, amazing Best Flowers hat, or one of those Horse Racing, track inspired giddy-ups, then you need to JOIN THE HATS CONTEST and win some serious prizes!

Again this year Deena Von Yokes is the Creative Director for the Opening Day Hats Contest. Right there with her will be the bevy of beautiful models, spectacular hats and fashions that are sure to be stunners. The Studio Savvy Glam Squad will be the fillies charging to the finish to make all these looks complete with hair, make-up and styling directed by Deena. The hats are created by the extraordinary milliner, Christine A Moore. Remaining wardrobe is going to be by local fashion designer sensations, Olga Sanchez, Jemima Dutra, and TRE Boutique shop keep stylist, Sheree Vihon.

Whether you come to watch, or take home the Grand Prize, you are guaranteed to have a great time. Visit the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club web site for full details. We can’t wait to see you!
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Del Mar Opening Day Hats Contest – Enter to Win

The Spectacular Studio Savvy Pre-Race Day Trunk Show

Meg of MegN Photo and Deena Von Yokes of Studio Savvy Salon strike a pose at the recent Haute-2-Trot Fashion Show & Hat Contest benefit.

This Wednesday, July 13th from 11am to 7pm is the return of the Spectacular Studio Savvy Salon Trunk Show.

Delicious free food will be catered for your mid-day cravings, from noon to 3pm. And we will be pouring some cool crisp white for the entire event.

Come over to Studio Savvy in Rancho Santa Fe and choose from this seasons most Spectacular Hat Fashions of 2016.

We have gorgeous hats starting at just $35. We are selling famous pieces by nationally renowned, Official Breeders Cup Milliner, Christine A Moore.

Don’t miss it! Be sure to tell us about your race day outfit, get great fashion tips, and make this your best summer fashion and race track season yet.

Studio Savvy Salon is located at: 16081 San Dieguito Rd. Suite G3 Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067
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FullSizeRenderThe Studio Savvy Glam Squad will be featured LIVE on CBS Channel 8 News with Ashley Jacobs TOMORROW MORNING, July 7th, at 5:40am and 6:40am.  We will be discussing everything you need to know to get ready for Opening Day, so set your cable boxes to Channel 8 to tune in!

Deena and Joe Cuviello will also be directing a fun little fashion hat contest with FINE Magazine at the Del Mar Plaza, tomorrow at 6pm, so come on out and sign up and join the fun!

The countdown to Opening Day is ON!  If you don’t already have your hat, don’t worry, we at Studio Savvy have got you covered.  Wednesday, July 13th, we will be hosting a trunk show here at Studio Savvy from noon to 7pm.  Come have a sip of bubbly, and find your hat for this year’s Opening Day!

In honor of Opening Day, we will also be running a SPECIAL from Tuesday, July 12th to Saturday, July 16th.  We are offering a complimentary Powerdose with any service!  A Powerdose treatment is one of the best things you can do for your hair this summer, so book now, as availability is limited!IMG_3484

TIP: The biggest question everyone asks themselves, do you get the dress or the hat first? Answer: It all depends on personal preference, but the trick is, bring either your hat or your dress, whichever you pick out first, with you when trying to pair the latter.

We are so excited to see all of you fabulous fashionistas out there at Opening Day on July 15th!  Until then, stay tuned on our blog, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to see all the fashion fun we are getting into to prepare for the big day!

image1Studio Savvy would like to invite you all to come out to Party for Ponies this Saturday, June 25th, at Ranch & Coast Plastic Surgery in Del Mar and we’ve got all the details:

What: Party For Ponies, a pre-Opening Day benefit presented by Ranch and Coast Plastic Surgery and Pebbles By The BeachFullSizeRender (4)

Where: 1431 Camino Del Mar

When: June 25th, 2016 from 5:30-9 pm

Attire: Turf Club—Opening Day hats and bow ties

TICKETS ARE LIMITED AND CAN BE PURCHASED AT Party For Ponies

This will be a night full of fashion, philanthropy, music, drinks, and MORE!  Part of the proceeds will be donated to “Saving America’s Mustangs,” a non-profit founded for the protection and preservation of wild horses.

image2This event will also feature a fashion show hosted by Pebbles By The Beach, and hair and makeup by your very own Glam Squad!

Don’t miss out on the fashion fun!! Please come out and join us, along with Ranch & Coast Plastic Surgery and Pebbles By The Beach! We look forward to seeing each and every one of you!

The summer heat is rolling in, and we at Studio Savvy know that everyone is looking for a quick fix to the never ending question: “What do I do with my hair?!” Never fear, the Glam Squad is here! And we’ve got some tips for you!

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  • back comb the base of your hair (top Mohawk section to crown area) this section can be secured in a pony tail or a braid or just pinned and left down
  • braid the 2 front sections of your hair (areas on either side of your face, the hair from your hair line to right behind the ear) and secure each braid with an elastic
  • the remaining hair can be left down, or pulled back into a pony or a bun or a braid
  • the braids on either side of the hair can then be wrapped around the pony, bun or braid, pinned up to create a Mohawk effect, or simply left down.

These directions are meant to serve as more of a guideline for a fun summer style, but can definitely be modified or played with to create your own unique style.

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TIP: Black Ribbon Trend: make any pony, bun or braid more interesting by adding a black ribbon. The ribbon can be simply tied in a knot and the ribbon left hanging or tied into an elegant bow. The ribbon can be tied around an elastic or be used as an embellishment at the end of a pony or braid.

Studio Savvy also would like to remind everyone that it is time to start thinking about what hat you’re going to wear to Opening Day! Studio Savvy has the hats you need in ALL price ranges. Note: it will be first come, first serve with the hats we have in the salon so make sure to come out soon to ensure you get the hat you LOVE!

We also are looking forward to being featured in both Ranch and Coast and FINE Magazine in the month of July! Please make sure to check it out!!

As always fashionistas, if you have any questions on our fun summer hairstyles suggested above, please do not hesitate to ask your stylist the next time you are in. And stay savvy on our Studio Savvy adventures on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and our blog!

The best salon for Wedding Photos in San Diego

Fashion Styling, Hair and Make-up by Deena Von Yokes and Studio Savvy Salon. Photos courtesy of Susie Talman Photography.

weddingpic6Want your hair to stay all night at the next wedding/event you attend? We have some Savvy Tips for you:

  • up styles, whether it’s braiding, twisting, or knotting, should guarantee your style to last even through your best moves on the dance floor
  • styles hold best on day-old hair so keep in mind, it’s best to wash your hair the day before you get all dolled up to witness those “I Do’s”

Wedding season is upon us and we at Studio Savvy know how crazy the wedding whirlwinds can get but we are here to help! The best way to make things go smoothly on the Big Day is to book ahead. Trials are SO important to reassure the bride, and everyone in her life, that the hair and makeup are exactly as she wants so she can feel like the most beautiful woman in the world when all eyes are on her.  Make sure to book your favorite makeup artist and/or stylist(s) in advance! The Glam Squad at Studio Savvy has everything you could possibly need when it comes to feeling beautiful on your wedding day or at the next big event you attend; and we want to make sure that we can be prepared to make every woman feel beautiful on the Big Day!weddingpic8weddingpic4

Studio Savvy would also like to let you all know that we were voted FINE Magazine’s favorite North County San Diego Wedding Merchant in the beauty field.  A huge THANK YOU to each and every one of you who took the time to vote for us and make that possible!weddingpic3weddingpic7

Savvy Tips and Tricks:Topknotbraid

  • Medium to Long Hair:

    • Top knots are all the rage right now
    • Throw it all up in and untucked bun, or just go halvsies with a half knot
    • Braids are here to stay, as a fun and safe way to spice it up. And we promise, you AND your hair will thanks us!
  • Products we love:

    • 7 Seconds Leave-in Conditioner
    • Smooth and Shine
    • Texturiza
    • Pearl Hair Shiner
  • Short hair:

    • Tousled, undone do’s are SO hot and SO easy
    • Defuse it, blow it, or just wash and gotousled2
  • Products can make or break it:

    • Boosta
    • Beach Day
    • Boing!
    • Second Day

COLOR THAT’S BEYOND FUN

The Hottest Shades in Color:

  • Blondes: Go lighter and brighter, especially around the face
  • Brunettes: Lighten the ends, while keeping the richness at the roots

All products mentioned above can be found here at Studio Savvy and your stylist will be more than happy to teach you how to use them. We would also love to answer any questions you may have about making your hair more wearable this summer!

NOTE: To all our valued clients, we would like to let you know that:
Deena will be leaving town for Costa Rica from May 12th to May 16th.  She will also be out of the salon from August 19th to August 22nd attending a wedding in New York.
In June, both Kassidy and Mariah will be in Italy from June 8th to June 18th.
Victoria is also going to be in Costa Rica from July 16th to July 23rd.
We would also like to remind everyone that Studio Savvy will be closed on July 15th, because the Glam Squad will be running the Opening Day Hat Contest at the Del Mar Racetracks!

We hope this forewarning gives everyone a chance to book appointments accordingly.  So don’t wait!  Book your appointments soon so you can make sure you can get in with your favorite stylist!

As always, and until next time, you can find us anytime on our blog, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!

FINE Deadline is Almost Here!

Actual Studio Savvy wedding clients

Actual Studio Savvy wedding client

Recently, Studio Savvy asked a little favor of all our wonderful clients to please take the time to visit FINE magazine’s website and vote for Studio Savvy Salon Services as one of your favorite San Diego Wedding Merchants.  The deadline is increasingly approaching and we are just sending out a friendly reminder to please, please go vote for your favorite salon, Studio Savvy of course, so we can win!! The questionnaire is multiple choice so it is much easier to just click the bubble next to our name and vote!  We hope the next time we see you we can call ourselves the champions, and all thanks to the support of our lovely fashionistas! As always, check us out on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and our website!wedding3

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The Savvy Soup

go_red4The Studio Savvy Glam Squad has some good and bad news for you. We also have a request! First, the good news—the Go Red Luncheon and fashion show was a total success! We are so honored to have had the privilege to work with such a huge icon, Zandra Rhodes! We would also like to thank Susie Talman with Susie Talman Photography for all the amazing photos!

We would also like to inform you that Studio Savvy now has two Framesi certified educators in the house! Deena and Desiree passed their certifications this past weekend! We at Studio Savvy believe knowledge is power!go_red3

On a more solemn note, we have recently learned that Karin’s cancer has relapsed and at this time she is out indefinitely. We sincerely appreciate any and all thoughts and prayers being sent her way. We would also like to assure all of her clients that we are here to take care of their hair care needs while she is out.

Finally, we have a little favor to ask of you. The Glam Squad would love it if you would take the time to visit FINE magazine’s website and nominate Studio Savvy Salon Services as one of your favorite San Diego Wedding Merchants. If you have any questions as to how to fill out the nomination, please do not hesitate to email us or ask one of the girls at the front desk.

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As always fashionistas, stay tuned for our next post, and if you just can’t wait, you can keep up with our fashion adventures on our blog, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!

How Does Team Studio Savvy Care About You?

SSGroup Here at Studio Savvy, our clients are our number one priority. We want to make sure that each and every one of you can get an appointment that works best for you and that every client leaves happy. On that note, Deena would like to let everyone know that although she sometimes is not available, she has a highly trained and competent group of girls who can take care of you when it works best for you.

Brooke, Victoria, and Mariah have trained under Deena for quite some time now. They are well educated on her techniques, formulas, and the ways in which she takes care of her clients. All three girls have attended many classes both inside the salon, and through outside educators on color, cutting, styling, etc. Deena is more than confident in her Three Amigas to take care of her clients that she is unable to take care of herself.

Deena also wants all of her clients to know that this is not, by any means, her way of “getting rid of” or “passing on” any of her clients. She wants you all to know that this is simply a way to accommodate everyone and make everyone happy. If, in the event that you are unable to get in with her for a tint touch-up, Brooke, Victoria, or Mariah can apply your color and then Deena can cut your hair. This is our best solution to scheduling everyone at their best convenience while still keeping Deena’s connection with each one of her clients. So please, the next time you call to schedule an appointment, if Deena is not available at the time you want, please keep Brooke, Victoria, or Mariah in mind to take care of your hair care needs!

Go_RedGo Red For Women and the American Heart Association are inviting all women to unite to fight heart disease and stroke, which cause 1 in 3 deaths among women each year. You can join the cause by attending the 2016 San Diego Go Red For Women Luncheon on Friday, March 4th. The luncheon will be held at the Fairmont Grand Del Mar and will include a Health Expo from 10am-12pm followed by a luncheon from 12pm-2pm.

Most excitingly, the Go Red event will feature a fashion show from none other than, Dame Zandra Rhodes! Behind the scenes, our very own Deena Von Yokes and her mom, Vickie Lavanty, will be collaborating once again as a fierce mother-daughter team to create fabulous hair fashion for Zandra’s fashion show. Zandra’s Go Red designs will also be for sale! We know you don’t want to miss this special opportunity to not only give back, but also to experience the extraordinary artwork of Zandra Rhodes and our favorite mother-daughter hair fashion team. Tickets are being sold for $150 and tables are available for sale on the Go Red For Women Luncheon website. Here at Studio Savvy, we strongly believe in giving back to the community, in the best way we know how, sharing our passion for fashion and beauty, and we invite you to come see the exciting fashion looks on the catwalk!

We’ve Got A Secret

Beautiful finished results on the "Khloe Kardashian" model from Tracy Cunningham's workshop.

Beautiful finished results on the “Khloe Kardashian” model from Tracy Cunningham’s workshop.

Recently, Deena and Kassidy and Karin went to a workshop with Tracy Cunningham at her Beverly Hills salon. Tracy Cunningham is a celebrity colorist with a number of well-known clients and she was kind enough to share many of her formulas and techniques—including Khloe Kardashian’s formula! While we won’t go into all the little details of the current hair trend techniques, we would like to share with you what’s popular and trending now. One word we’re sure everyone is familiar with is balayage, however, most people don’t actually know what it means. The term balayage comes from the French word meaning “sweeping.” When it comes to the hair world, one of the main things that separates it from other techniques is that it allows the stylist to use free-hand painting—no foil is used. This allows for a natural, sun-kissed look because the hair is painted where it naturally falls or lays. Balayaging the hair results in a softer, less noticeable regrowth line, which means less maintenance is required. Similar to the balayaging technique, is a hair trend we at Studio Savvy like to call a color melt. Color melting blends the highlights with the base so that there is no harsh line. It keeps depth at the roots and the ends light. Dark hair next to light hair emphasizes brightness and lightness. When it comes to a color melt, multiple shades of color are used to create the “melted” effect; so it’s all about a soft graduation effect, regardless of the colors used. Color melt allows for a lot of dimension throughout the hair and movement in the color. The other key in a color melt is to use a gloss at the end to melt the colors together. One hugely popular technique that Tracy Cunningham touched on in her workshop is babylights. Babylights are delicate highlights that mimic those fresh, natural highlights given by the sun. The results are subtle and beautiful. Babylights are low maintenance because the grow out is softer and more subtle. They can be done on any hair type and color—in fact, most of the time we combine a variation of these techniques to get the beautiful results all you fabulous fashionistas desire. We at Studio Savvy would also like to remind all of you to please remember to wash and condition your hair every couple days in this dry weather. It is very important to remove buildup on the scalp and replenish your thirsty ends! We also want to encourage you all to ask your stylist about any of these trendy techniques during your next visit; and until then, friend us on Facebook, follow us on Instagram (@studiosavvysalon) and Twitter to stay up to date on all of our fabulous adventures!

Studio Savvy on Channel 8 News with Ashley Jacobs

Valentine's Day hair and makeup.Happy Valentine’s Day from your girls at Studio Savvy! We are happy to share that Deena is back at it again! Even with her busy schedule, she has found time to help host a couple news segments with Ashley Jacobs on Channel 8 News. The segments will air on Monday, February 8th at 5:40am and 6:40am and will be covering secrets on how to keep your hair sleek and flawless during the upcoming rainy season. Kassidy will be alongside her to assist and talk about the different treatment options we provide to keep your hair shiny and smooth even when it’s damp out. They will also be giving a tutorial on how to help any man go from drab to fab and make sure he can not only keep up with his fabulous Valentine’s Day date, but, even better, compliment her beauty. We at Studio Savvy just want you to take a second and make sure you and your hair are ready for this holiday of romance—and don’t forget that we are here, and more than happy, to help you with any of your hair care needs to get you ready for your big date!

Glam Squad Shines as Guest Artists at Paul Mitchell!

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Studio Savvy is ecstatic to share with all of you how wonderful our experience at Paul Mitchell the School San Diego was. And as promised, we have many pictures to share from our event. As guest artists, we were able to share our knowledge and our skills with these new and curious members of our hair world. Deena did a phenomenal job, not only at demonstrating and explaining a beautiful haircut on one of our own, Kyla, but also at leading the discussion in such a graceful yet very fun, inspirational manner. Kassidy was great in explaining her color application as well as touching on certain tips and tricks she recommends to any colorist in the business. Victoria and Brooke did an awesome job not only on the physical presentation of their up styles, but also in explaining their techniques in how to achieve a similar look, as well as interacting with the students and Deena and Kassidy to keep the presentation entertaining and educational. We are all so proud of each other and the hard work we have put into making this a great experience for the future professionals at Paul Mitchell, and for ourselves. Please, stay tuned for our next Glam Squad adventure!

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FINE Magazine Editorial on London Photoshoot

London Calling photoshoot on the rooftop at famous designer and Dame Zandra Rhodes Textile Museum and flat in London.

As many of you know, Deena and Kassidy went to London for the Salon International Hair Show in October. But we are proud to announce that FINE Magazine featured a four page article on the adventure that Deena and her friend and fashion photographer, Meg, experienced in London. The editorial is written from the perspective of Meg Nobriga, describing she and Deena’s fashion adventures in London this past October. Meg and Deena not only got to stay at Zandra Rhodes’ flat in London, but more excitedly, they had the opportunity to do a photoshoot with Zandra’s clothing designs! Both artists were able to express their creativity and expertise in the industry, which is displayed in some beautiful photos shot by Meg. We at Studio Savvy Salon are SO proud of both Deena and Meg. We encourage you to please go out and pick up a copy of this month’s issue of FINE Magazine to check out the editorial on your own—or go online to see their amazing work for yourself! And if you’re looking for a new style, color correction, or color specialists, check out our award-winning Studio Savvy Salon, San Diego hair salon.

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Hollywood Fashions Opening Day & the 2015 Bing Crosby Fall Meet

Nikki Smith stopping all the men in their tracks is styled by Deena and Studio Savvy at 2015 Bing Crosby Opening Day at Del Mar

As you can tell from this great video from SJUTV, our Hollywood Fashions and Fashion Contest were again a big hit for the Fall race track meet at Del Mar. Our friends Joe Harper and Craig Dado give some nice information for all you race track and fashion fans out there. We love the track side tables. And dressing for the Turf Club is always fun. The track is a fantastic venue to show off your fashion style, whether it’s opening day or any other day of the racing meet. Their web site has all the deeds DMTC.com, and for those of you that want to know what that stands for… Del Mar Thoroughbred Club. Now it’s time to Dress Up and Head Out. We’ll see you there!


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Flash back to 2015’s Race Day Looks!

Studio Savvy’s Deena Von Yokes was race day fabulous as she took on being the creative director on Opening Day. Deena and milliner Christine A. Moore put into detail all the cutting edge fashion from head to toe for last years races and as director of the famous Hats Contest. Nothing says glamorous like a beautiful dress with a striking hat to complete your race day ready look. Check out all the fun they had with the news casters and get inspired for 2016 Opening Day, Friday July 16.

 

Twas the night before Bing Crosby Opening Day…

And all through the race track, not a creature was stirring, not even a horse. No, not even a horse, but at 3:30am Deena Von Yokes and the Studio Savvy Glam Squad were wide eyed and preparing for a full Opening Day Fashion Frenzy. Why? Because “Fashion Never Sleeps!“, especially with Studio Savvy!

Looking vintage, modern and more styled by Deena and Studio Savvy at 2015 Bing Crosby Opening Day at Del Mar

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Brides-To-Be > Get your free tickets to the Wedding Party Expo

SD Wedding Party Expo November 1st, 2015

With your Big Day being all so so so important to you, Studio Savvy is offering free tickets for you to come to the San Diego Wedding Party Expo.

The event is SUNDAY, November 1st, so act now!

Studio Savvy Salon will be at the show and pulling out all the stops to show you or anyone you know that is getting married how we can make your wedding more memorable than you ever imagined!

To get your free tickets, you will need to have them emailed to you. If you don’t already subscribe to our email list, then please call the Studio, give them your email address. And you MUST tell us that you need a copy of the most recent email regarding this Sunday’s Wedding Party Expo.

Studio Savvy is one of San Diego’s premier Salons for hair, make-up and styling. Deena Von Yokes leads her experienced wedding team to deliver you and your wedding party unique, elegantly fashionable, incredible styles for the beautiful memories you deserve.

Please come and see us at the expo November 1, 2015

Marriott Marquis San Diego – Marina Ballroom, South Tower
333 West Harbor DriveSan Diego, CA 92101

Know who’s in the 10 Best Dressed Awards for 2015?

10 Best Dressed Awards for 2015

Deena Von Yokes talented stylist's work at the Leonard Simpson 10 Best Dressed Awards 2014. And now an Honoree for the 2015 10 Best Dressed Awards.For the 8th year in a row Leonard Simpson’s Fashion Forward® is holding the annual 10 Best Dressed Awards Gala. The awards honor San Diego Philanthropists who dress everyday with the Gloves of Compassion and a Coat of Courage®. This is a special year, not only is this year’s proud benefactor “The Moyer Foundation“, it is also a tribute to 10 Best Dressed Co-Founder, Sally B. Thornton who sadly passed away this past June. We will be at the awards to honor Sally for all she has done. We will be watching the awards continue the tradition of raising funds and helping them put on another fantastical-theatrical fashion show.

Over the past few years Deena Von Yokes has been a contributor to the awards by contributing her styling talents to the production of the show, and having her team handle all the hair, make-up and costume styling for what is always an absolutely stunning show!

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Adventures In London

Shooting in London at Zondra Rhodes Pent House

Check out all the fabulous fun stylists Deena Von Yokes, Kassidy Vaughan and photographer MegN. Photoraphy had while they took on London at the international hair show. They had an amazing time roaming the streets of Europe on this fashion quest. Deena and Kassidy are so excited to be back in the salon inspired and knowledgeable. Take a peak at more of there adventure on Instagram @studiosavvysalon
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Be a Fashion Super Star at Del Mar Opening Day!

BE A STAR ON OPENING DAY at the Hollywood Fashion Contest. Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, Studio Savvy Salon and Cuviello Agency bring you the Hollywood Fashion Contest at the Del Mar Races. Friday, October 29th in the Plaza de Mexico. See dmtc.com and StudioSavvySalon.com for more details.

Get ready for the Fashion Event of the Fall on Thursday, October 29th, Opening Day of the Bing Crosby Season at Del Mar

Show off your hottest NEW or OLD Hollywood Style & Glam by dressing up and entering the “Hollywood Fashion Contest“. Men, Women, Couples, Celebrity Look-A-Likes, Famous Movie Characters, you can all compete for more than $3,000 in cash & prizes just by dressing up and competing to be one of Hollywoods Best Dressed! Sign-up between at 11am and 1:30pm in Plaza de Mexico, located just inside the Stretch Run Admission gates.

Opening Day at Del Mar is always one of San Diego’s biggest parties, so don’t miss out. Everyone is invited to dress up. Be a stunning beauty and show off the latest fashions, be a true Hollywood Celebrity, a fabulous duo or anything Hollywood. Shoot for the Stars! Lets party it up and show everyone your inner Hollywood Star! All entrants will receive two free admission passes to the Fall races. We can’t wait to see you on Thursday the 29th.

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2015 FINE Amazing Lace Fashion Show

FINE Amazing Lace & Suit Fashion Show Cielo Village Rancho Santa Fe

The beat goes on for The Studio Savvy Glam Squad. We are happy to be collaborating with FINE Magazine by dressing some exclusive hair collections for the Amazing Lace Fashion Show. This event will spice up the season with exclusive designs and San Diego’s FINEST looks. Come see these tart, whimsical and seductive fashions.Are you ready for a extravagant evening full of fashion and food? FINE magazine is hosting their 3rd annual Amazing Lace & Suit Lingerie Fashion Show this Friday, September 25th.   We are only a couple days away! Last chance to buy tickets is Wednesday, September 23th at midnight! Models will be dressed in high end couture lingerie and suits from local San Diego Boutiques. Proceeds will go towards The B.I.A.N.C.A. non-profit organization helping children with autism.

Event will be from 6:00pm to 9:00pm at the Rancho Santa Fe Cielo Village.

Tickets are going fast so get your tickets HERE before they run out!  They will also be sold at the door before showtime for a higher price. Read More

Studio Savvy Glam Squad Presents At UNITE


The Studio Savvy Glam Squad had a fabulous time collaborating with the amazing JodyLynn Photography and Cotch Diaz as they captured behind the scene footage at UNITE’s salon. The Studio Savvy team loved partnering up to show their retro, playful theme that they put together for the UNITE show case. Check out this fun demonstration video done by Jody Pinchin and the still photography done by Cotch Diaz. Keep us in mind for any of your future special events!

 

Are You Ready For The Pacific Classic?

Opening day wearing designer hat christine A. Moore

Del Mar Opening races with Christine A. Moore hat

The Studio Savvy Glam Squad is hosting a trunk show to help everyone get race day fabulous for the Pacific Classic this FRIDAY, AUGUST 21st! Famous hat designer Christine A. Moore will be here at the salon displaying her beautiful hats and ready to answer any hat fashion questions you may have. Our Studio Savvy Salon is OPEN FROM 9-8PM as HATS ARE AVAILABLE NOW. Both Deena and Christine will be here to share their fashion expertise so come join the fashion fun and pick out a fabulous hat to give you that perfect finishing touch to your look for the Del Mar Pacific Classic on Saturday, August 22nd.

We look forward to seeing you, and as always, we appreciate all your support!

Studio Savvy Salon

Studio Savvy Salon, Christine Moore Millinery and the Studio Savvy Glam Squad were all out in full regalia for all the TV interviews showing off Del Mar Race Track Opening Day Fashions for the masses. Watch all the interviews and see how we take Del Mar by storm! Interviews are with San Diego Television News shows on CW6, NBC7, CBS8, KUSI9, and ABC10.

Opening Day Fashion Interviews with CW6, NBC7, CBS8, KUSI9, and ABC10











Deena & The Glam Squad take FINE Magazine

We are hats over heels for the latest issue of FINE Magazine! Not only did our Master Stylist and Fashion Guru, Deena, sit down for a personal interview, but our whole Studio Savvy team got to glam up the models in the “Front Runner Fashion” spread.

Deena sat down with writer Kelly Flowers to discuss her continuing role as co-director of the annual Opening Day Hats Contest at the Del Mar Racetrack, coming up on the 16th of July. As a lover of all things glamorous, a true fashionista at heart, a creative spirit with a keen eye for color, and of course, an avid member of the community, Deena is undoubtedly the perfect lady to oversee this event.

The contest is one of the most treasured and anticipated summertime traditions in Del Mar and Deena is ready to bring even more excitement and fun into this year’s playful competition. The event normally draws in hundreds of contestants and a huge crowd of anxious onlookers hoping to catch a glimpse of the year’s most wild creation. Whether you’re entering in the contest or just attending Opening Day, Deena has some advice for you: “This is the one day where you don’t want to blend in with the crowd. It’s a great opportunity to have crazy fashion fun and go big… Literally!”

Later in the magazine, Deena and the Glam Squad went down to the Racetrack to beautify the models featured in the segment, Front Runner Fashion. The hair and makeup looks we chose were classic. We didn’t want to overpower the avant-garde nature of the hats, but work with them. Loose curls and side braids complimented the hats and chic summer dresses perfectly—nothing too dressed-up, but manicured enough to match the sophistication of the Track.

As for the fashion, the bolder the better! Carla wore the “Queenie” hat by Christine A. Moore Millinery for Studio Savvy, which brought out the bright colors in her floral dress. April also sported one of our Christine A. Moore Millinery hats, the “Elsa.” The solid white hat with her coral shift dress looked effortlessly chic, especially since each piece had a bit of texture. We also loved some of the two-piece outfits, a welcomed and on-trend substitute for a typical sundress.

We are so thankful to have worked with FINE Magazine on this photo shoot and can’t wait for the glitz and glam of the race season to start! If you still need to pick out that perfect piece for Opening Day, join us at the Fashion Trifecta at the Del Mar Racetrack on Sunday, June 12th, from 12:00-4:00pm. Enter at the Solana Gate on Via De La Valle between Jimmy Durante and Coast Highway. There will be yummy bites and sips and tons of dresses, hats, and accessories to get you ready for the big day. See you there!

XO,

Deena and the Glam Squad

Front-Runner Fashion Photo Shoot for FINE Magazine

In case you haven’t noticed, at Studio Savvy Salon and our Glam Squad of creative masterminds, WE LOVE  the playful elegance, style and gorgeous fashions of the horse racing scene. We are so fortunate to be working with FINE Magazine on this wonderful photo shoot. Watch this video, share with friends, and get yourself in the mood for another fabulous fashion filled season at Del Mar!

Studio Savvy Salon promoting Fashion, Fun and Sun on Opening Day at the Del Mar Race Track

Can you believe it’s almost here?!

See what all the buzz is about in our new video from Jody Lynn Photo & Video:

In just over a month the largest gathering of fashion fanatical hat couture and horse racing fans will be parading around the Del Mar Thoroughbred Clubs Famous “Opening Day Hats Contest”. Are you one of them? Do you have your hat all sorted out? What about your shoes? OMG, maybe it’s time for a new outfit! Studio Savvy Salon is here to do your hair, facial, and other fashion prep. Guess what, Studio Savvy has it all! Here is the plan:

  1. Make sure you have an appointment for hair cut, color, styling, make-up styling, facial wax, et al (and all).
  2. When you come for your appointment checkout our Selection and Sales of Gorgeous Opening Day Hats!
  3. For everything else, visit the Pre-Opening Day Fashion Trifecta on Sunday, July 12th at the Del Mar Race Track… a Fashion Show, Fashions for Sale, and Celebration! You have to come out and find EVERYTHING YOU NEED FOR OPENING DAY!

The race is on for Fashion Fun and the Del Mar Race Track! Just like Trevor says at the start of every race, “And away they go!”.

Pre-Opening Day Fashion Sale

Pre Race Celebratio at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club

Fashion Sale!

Join the fashion fun this year at the Del Mar Racetrack! Glam up your style just before opening day at our pop up boutique. Come get race track ready with us Sunday July 12th and get inspired at our fashion event featuring all the hottest trends for the opening day dazzle!

Also, please keep in mind we will be selling hats at the Studio Savvy Salon from mid June to the end of July. We have hats from casual to very high end. Call us or visit us today!

Styling Fabulous Summer Fashions for Photo & Video

Christianna Knutsen looks stunning in the light of a late afternoon photo shoot in a beautiful yellow print bikini and wrap.

Get Ready For SUMMER! And see how Deena and her Glam Squad get down with 2 Days, 2 Locations, 1 Photographer, 1 Videographer, 2 Models, 1 Super Fashion Stylist, the Glam Squad and all the crew which equals an incredible Swimwear and Summer Fashion Shoot. Deena Von Yokes, co-producing with Joe Cuviello assembled 2 teams to shoot over 16 outfits over 2 long days. The photo gallery shows camera phone photos captured by Deena in between styling, hair and prep for each photo and video session. Keep your eyes open for some of our images and videos to show up in advertising for the manufacturers and resellers of this gorgeous swimwear, sun glasses and loungewear coming soon. Enjoy!

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Expanding Our Knowledge

LA International Style Institute - Collaboration of art that translates into film or fashion

Once again, Master Stylist & Color Specialist Deena Von Yokes is expanding her fashion knowledge in a quest to bring another level of professional capabilities to Studio Savvy and Deena’s own skill set.

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