Savvy Scoop


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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

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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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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Theatrical Hat and Styling

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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