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Employee of the Month: September 2015

Simmons-Jr-TimJoin us in congratulating our own Tim Shane on being named the Blades Salon and Spa Employee of the Month for September! We hope you enjoy this glimpse inside his world!
Q. What is your number one piece of style advice as we transition into Fall 2015?
A. Fall is a great time of year for color! Make a gradual, natural transition from bright locks to richer, softer tones.
Q. If you could style anyone, living or dead, who would you choose and why?
A. I would have loved to cut James Dean’s hair. Why? Because he’s James Dean!
Q. What is one style trend that just needs to go this Fall?
A. The ombré needs to disappear. It’s been a tired look for over a year. Let’s try something new, Louisville!
Q. What inspires you to continue learning and growing as a stylist?
A. I always look to what’s going on outside for my inspiration, never out of a magazine. Nature provides all the best colors and shapes!
We hope you enjoyed getting to know a little more about Tim Shane! Want to schedule a consultation with Tim? Just call (502) 893-0431!

Back-to-School Bonanza

Back to school season is upon us, and that can mean only one thing — many busy mornings for parents and kids alike! In this blog, we’ll share our top tips for looking fabulous in the shortest amount of time.

For Mom: We guarantee that once you’ve practiced these styles a couple times, you’ll be able to do them in 5 minutes or less!

  • The Twisted Pony: Divide the ponytail into two sections, twist one section and wrap around the other section to create this casual twisted ponytail. twisted-pony


  • Screen Shot 2015-08-11 at 10.20.49 AMThe Tuck & Cover: Using a stretchy headband, you just take large sections of hair and wrap around the band, tucking in the loose strands.


  • The Hair Bow: Put yesterday’s loose waves to good use with these super sweet style! Just pull a 1.5” section from both sides, tie a bow, and secure with bobby pins! You can always tease the hair at your crown for a little extra oomph! Screen Shot 2015-08-11 at 10.22.35 AM

For Daughter: Send her back to school in style! These looks are so cute, she’ll earn the title “Best Tressed” for sure!

  • Heidi Braids & Bows: Part her hair down the middle, and braid a ribbon into each half. 

Screen Shot 2015-08-11 at 10.38.32 AMSecure the braids, then pull each braid to the top of the crown, tucking the tails and securing with bobby pins. Tie the bow, and she’s good to go! 

  • Screen Shot 2015-08-11 at 10.40.59 AMTwist Back: It doesn’t get much easier than this! Simply grab a 2.5” section from the front of the hair, twist, pull back, and secure with an adorable clip!
  • Bun, Baby, Bun: To achieve this beautiful style, simply gather the hair on the right side of her head and pull back, twisting loosely as you go. twisted-bunWhen you reach her left ear, secure the twist with a bobby pin. Then twist the loose hair on her left side back to meet the hair from the right side. Make a ponytail out of the two sections and twist into a bun.

Want more great ideas for saving time on hectic mornings? Make an appointment for a tutorial with one of our rockstar stylists by calling (502) 893-0431.

Sun-kissed Hair

Blades stylist Kristen Archer shares her top tips for getting that celebrity look this summer!

This time of year, everyone is looking to celebrate summer with a sun-kissed glow! For brunettes, subtle highlights add dimension and shine, while blondes have a chance to be daring, taking their hair lighter than ever.


But if you’re thinking that it’s finally time to hop on the ombré train, you’re mistaken. Read More