Fashion GPS to Opening Day in RSF Connector

Savvy Tip: TIME IS RUNNING OUT! Book online before this Wednesday to get Race Day Ready! Your Savvy Squad is here to help you with all things hair: color, cuts, keratin treatments, extensions, styles. So book now!!

With so much exposure to fashion inspiration on social media these days, it can be hard to know where to start when it comes to picking your outfit for opening day. In the July issue of Rancho Santa Fe Connector, fashion guru, Deena Von Yokes and the extremely talented fashion coordinator/stylist, Amy Davis, explain their take on what to expect and what to wear when it comes to opening day at the Del Mar Racetracks.

Deena and Amy’s top five tips:

  • Think head to toe to create a complete look.
  • Pick the dress first then top it with a hat
  • Wear shoes that are comfortable and cute for what will turn out to be a very long day
  • Don’t forget to a pack a refresher kit. Sunscreen, touchup makeup and more.
  • Don’t forget to wear a smile, it’s always fashionable.

Check out the full article on everything you need to know about getting race day ready in this month’s issue of Rancho Santa Fe Connector! We look forward to seeing all you beautiful people out at Opening Day in Del Mar!

 

 

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!

Studio Savvy’s not Horsin’ Around

Del Mar Race Track, Opening Day Hat Contest 2016


Del Mar Race Track, Opening Day Hat Contest 2016Opening Day at the Del Mar Race Track is just around the corner and Studio Savvy is here to help with all of your fashion needs! We have SO much fun being the sponsors for Opening Day—we love giving guidance when it comes to hair, make up, modeling, and anything fashion related!

Savvy Tip/Trick: Take your tousled hair and toss it into a low bun or build that braid into a beautiful updo and set a hat on top to finish off your look.

We at Studio Savvy are here to help you get race day ready hair, whether it be a cut, color, extensions or keratin, your Savvy Squad fashion experts will take care of you!

Studio Savvy will also be featuring hat collections from the amazingly talented and creative Carol Bader and Arturo Rios, available for purchase now!

We have fun and moderately priced hats available for purchase as well.

The Savvy Squad is so excited  for Opening Day and all the fashion festivities upon us, and we are more than ready and willing to help with any fashion inquiries you may have. So whether you are looking for a new and improved hair style, or are looking for a beautiful hat to complete your look, come visit your favorite Savvy Squad girls for all your Opening Day needs! We look forward to seeing you all out there!

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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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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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!

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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

Studio Savvy Giveaway!!

parlux-3800-hair-dryerNow that social media has taken over the world, Studio Savvy is trying to keep up with the times!  We wish we had the time to individually friend request each and every one of you but we don’t, so we have a little incentive for all you wonderful clients to please, please, please add us on Facebook and Instagram.  We will place the first 100 people who friend request us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram in a drawing.  Two lucky winners will receive a brand new Parlux blowdryer!  And the rest of the first 100 people will receive 10% off their product purchase the next time they’re in! You can find us on Facebook just by clicking the link, and on Instagram just search @deenasavvy. We look forward to becoming “friends” with all of you—or should we say better friends?!  Good luck to all who are entered in the drawing, we can’t wait to see who our winners are!

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  • 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!

Haute Color Coming Your Way!

Savvy Tip:  Adding a gloss over your color this summer can help to tone out and/or enhance colors in your hair; even better though, a gloss will add a lot of shine, as well as condition and protect the hair in the coming summer months!

As most of you know, Deena and Desiree merged the Studio Savvy tribe with the Framesi tribe by becoming certified educators; and with their return from certification, they brought home a bunch of Italian Style knowledge that we would like to share with you.  We are totally in love with the Glamour line from Framesi and here’s why:deena_desiree

 

  • 100% gray coverage with all shades

  • Ensures uniform result from roots to ends with no build up

  • Reduces damage and prevents color loss

  • Out performs all other competition in gray coverage, conditioning, shine, fadage and beautiful true to tone colors

  • Protects the integrity of the hair

  • Natural, vibrant results

 

Sure, it’s easy to see why anyone would want to use the Glamour color line when coloring hair, but the real reason why we love it so much:

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  • Glamour allows us stylists to be artists.

 

Too often in this industry, stylists can find themselves stuck in a mundane routine, doing the same kind of hair color day in and day out.  With Glamour, your Glam Squad gals are able to step out of that box and get creative with hair color.  Because Glamour offers true to tone bases and a number of vibrant colors as well as pure pigment colors, we are able to use your hair as a canvas, and Glamour as our palette to create beautiful works of walking art!framlogo

 

Whether you’re looking to dabble in those fun, funky “party” colors that are so in style right now, or you just want a richer, more vibrant, shiny color, there is something for everyone in the Glamour line.

 

So ask your stylist about Glamour the next time you visit Studio Savvy, who knows, it may be the best decision you’ve ever made!  Until next time fashionistas, check us out on our blog, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!

Savvy Summer Hair

SummerhairLooking forward to the warm, sunny weather that comes with summer, but dreading the dull, brittle, and even frizzy hair that comes along with it?  Never fear, Studio Savvy is here! And we’ve got some weapons in our arsenal that can help combat any hair problems you may encounter this summer.

Most of you know about the Powerdose treatments we offer here, but some of you may not, so we’ll break it down for all of you. The Powerdose features core-to-surface technology to target all areas of the hair strand, delivering deep-conditioning and shine. Protein molecules dive inside the hair and fill “potholes” to strengthen, while ceramides close the cuticle on the outside to smooth. This treatment offers instant repair, reconstructing and rehydrating fragile, lifeless hair making the hair look and feel soft, shiny and healthy for UP TO 8 weeks (depending on the condition of the existing hair).

Olaplex is another service we offer here at Studio Savvy, it is the only product of its kind and the entire beauty industry has been buzzing about it for a while now. Contrary to popular belief, Olaplex is NOT a conditioning treatment–conditioners are cosmetic, but Olaplex works internally to cross link bonds that have been broken. Olaplex offers both in-salon and at-home treatment options. It allows us to rebuild the strength, structure, and integrity of the hair. Olaplex will relink bonds that are broken during chemical services and immediately strengthen the hair—but it’s not just for people who have chemical services done, it can be used on any client. Olaplex is a great way to sustain the structure of the hair, leaving the hair feeling soft, manageable, and reducing breakage. The best part about it? Even if you stop using Olaplex, the disulfide link is permanent—bonds that have been created won’t break and then cause the hair to break!

The biggest weapon we have in our armory is the Global Keratin Smoothing treatment for all you curly, wavy, frizzy haired clients out there. GK penetrates the cuticle of the hair to improve texture, enhance manageability and reduce frizz. This treatment does not straighten the hair, it will not remove all of the natural curl but it does smooth out wave and curl while eliminating frizz, repairing damage, and delivering shine. Global Keratin penetrates the hair shaft delivering important conditioning and moisturizing benefits which in turn, improves softness and reduces friction, enabling hair to better withstand heat, making the hair less prone to breakage. One of our favorite parts about this treatment is that it reduces drying time, making the hair more manageable for you to style at home—or not! It allows you to air dry your hair, which is a great option for all of our busy lifestyles, and it lasts anywhere from 3-5 months!

We hope this bit of information has made you even more hopeful and excited for the upcoming summer months, and washed any worries away concerning the abuse your hair might take. Make sure to ask your stylist about any one of these treatments and what the right option is to get you summer ready! And as always, you can keep up on all of the Glam Squad’s fashion adventures on our blog, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!

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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!

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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san diego hair salon, industry leader, studio savvy salonHello and Happy New Year from the Studio Savvy Glam Squad! We hope that your holidays were fabulous and filled with joy. We here at Studio Savvy just wanted to update everyone on what we have been up to during this busy holiday season. This month’s issue of Ranch & Coast featured Deena Von Yokes in their piece on “A Who’s Who Guide to Leading Industry Experts in San Diego.” The write up on Deena, which named her as a Master Stylist and Fashion Influencer, touched on not only Deena’s credentials and amazing experiences, but also mentioned The Glam Squad and some of the many contributions we at Studio Savvy make to the community around us. We encourage you to please go out and pick up a copy or go online to check it out! And if you’re looking for a new image, color correction, or color specialists, check out or award-winning San Diego hair salon.