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Friday, May 3, 2013 | by Chameleon No Comments »
This national contest is for Bumble Salons and the winner will be published the October issue of W Magazine!
The Chameleon stylists created these editorial-inspired looks using the new Bumble Thickening Full Form Mousse and Creme Contour!
A panel of Bb.Stylists along with W Beauty Editor Jane Larkworthy will choose six semi-finalists to appear on the W and Bb. Facebook pages. W magazine’s Facebook fans will choose the grand prize winner by voting for their favorite. The stylist with the most votes will become The Artist.
Here are a few photos from the teams photo shoots.
Friday, May 3, 2013 | by Chameleon No Comments »
Everyone loves the fragrance of Oribe products. We are happy to now offer our clients a mist of Oribe’s signature fragrance that refreshes hair, neutralizes odors and cuts static. From now on, what you’ve been up to is your own business!
Purchase Price $22
Here are the details of this great product from Oribe
Anyone who loves the Oribe signature fragrance
Lightly scents hair with Oribe’s signature fragrance
- Neutralizes odors
- Cuts static
- Formulated without sodium chloride. Color and keratin treatment safe. UV protection for hair.
When your hair can use a little refreshing
Oribe Signature Complex (Watermelon, Lychee and Edelweiss Flower Extracts) defends hair from oxidative stress, photoaging and the deterioration of natural keratin, all while protecting from the drying, damaging and color-depleting effects of the elements.
- Patented Odor Neutralizer absorbs odors (except for the Oribe signature scent).
- Cetrimonium Chloride provides conditioning and anti-static properties.
- Amber Extracts, provides antioxidant, conditioning and hair-strengthening benefits.
- Aloe Tea Leaf Extract hydrates, smoothes and nourishes hair.
Spray onto dry hair throughout the day (and night).
Stop by Chameleon today to purchase Oribe Côte d’Azur Hair Refresher
199 Crown St New Haven 203-772-1523
323 Washington Ave North Haven 203-234-7900
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 | by Chameleon No Comments »
Honey, Strawberry, Beige, Golden. Blondes come in a multitude of colors and shades. Some blondes are naturally fascinating, but after a long winter, need a little revving up. Some blondes are brunettes, who want to answer the age old question of why blondes have more fun.
No matter which type of blonde you are, I would enjoy customizing a unique blonde look to compliment your beautiful features and skin tone.
I can add a sparkle of blonde to any hair color with a few foils, or you can go all in, and all over.
Whether you want to try a little or a lot, I would love to add more blonde, which may lead to more fun, in your life.
Being a stylist for 8 years, I’ve recently devoted the majority of my education to color. Through this I have taken away a variety of new techniques and skills. I’ve always been fascinated with blonde hair, and now realize this is where my specialty lies!
Meredith Miller is a senior colorist and manager at Chameleon Haircolor Cafe & Spa’s. You can request an appointment with Meredith by calling our New Haven CT salon at 203-772-1523.
You can request and appointment with Meredith online
Friday, April 12, 2013 | by Chameleon No Comments »
It’s that time of year when the weather is warming up, the sandals are coming out, and vacations are being taken. What better way to get ready then to treat yourself to a manicure, pedicure, or an eyelash tinting with Jackie!
At Chameleon we offer warm cream, spa, and Shellac manicures and pedicures. Take advantage of pampering yourself with an exhilarating scrub and massage, while relaxing in one of our foot spas. Then, top your pedicure off with a beautiful and shiny OPI polish. If you are looking to get even longer out of your manicure, try our Shellac polishes; which are cured under our UV lamps, ultra shiny, and free of nicks, chips, and smudges for up to two weeks! It’s the perfect way to start off a vacation or special event.
Would you also like the appearance of fuller, thicker, and longer lashes? Eyelash tinting is a great way to accomplish this task. A vegetable based dye is hand painted onto the lashes and then sits for ten minutes. When the dye is rinsed away, your eyes are left looking bright and refreshed. This service is a great way to spruce up lashes with fairer coloring and make your eyes pop with color. Lash tinting will last up to four weeks, and gives the illusion of longer and thicker lashes. Tinting is also perfect for hot weather and swimming, where make up is just not desired.
So get ready and kick off the summer right! Come in to see Jackie in our North Haven location.
Call today 203-234-7900
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Thursday, March 21, 2013 | by Chameleon No Comments »
I can’t believe that I’ve been around long enough to see hair come full circle. It’s amazing that we are now seeing hair styles that were popular in the sixties. There are of course those famous styles from the forties, fifties, seventies, and even styles from the twenties were also making appearances at the Grammy’s and the Oscars.
I started my career 40 years ago in 1971. Forty-one years ago and boy did hair go full circle. I remember in my high school days, a classmate came to school with a Sassoon haircut that she had gotten in New York City. It was so amazing and different; I loved it! It was not very popular in my small town because it was different; it was asymmetric. I didn’t get to cut a style like it until a few years later. Maybe that’s why I still like asymmetric hair to this day.
In my senior year of high school, we saw long bangs and teased tops. Oh my gosh, we’ve been seeing this hairstyle a lot in the past few years. There is always a difference when old styles come back though; they have a different flair to them. A more modern flair if you will. Like clothing today has a similar feel of yesteryear, but with new material and a more modern cut to it.
In hairdressing school, someone came from Westport to demonstrate a shag haircut to us. That was another amazing haircut, albeit, similar to the Sassoon it didn’t go very far because the original shag was so extreme. It was gorgeous and it was also called the question mark cut. What did happen with the shag were variations on the original cut: long, short, medium, teased, not teased, curled, not curled. It was adapted to all different faces, body shapes, and textures. These became accepted and sought after hairstyles. Read More »
Saturday, March 16, 2013 | by Chameleon No Comments »
The Trend 2013 – Beautify
On Tuesday our entire colorist and stylist team completed the Goldwell Color Zoom Trend class. This was a intensive day long class, taught by Thomas Dewing, who is a Member of the Goldwell Artistic Team.
This Color Zoom Trend class educated the Chameleon Team about the latest color and cutting trends for 2013.
The class also provided the fundamental education for our staff to complete in the 2013 Color Zoom Competition. We have three team members who will be competing this year. Meredith, Stephanie and Trinity from our New Haven Salon.
The class focused on “Beautify your Style, your Colors your Client”
This year’s fashion trend will focus on using color, bright materials and an eclectic mix and match of patterns. This will transition into hair by having the unexpected element of surprise using unusual color combinations and a variety of disconnected cuts for both long and shorter looks. Read More »
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 | by Chameleon No Comments »
We greatly appreciate all the clients who visit us each month. We often get reviews/ testimonials from them and love to share them!
The following testimonials have been made by our Chameleon clients. You can see more of them at our website -”Read Our Reviews” at www.Chameleonhcc.com
“Always punctual, amazing staff, nice and professional. Always ready to give advices and new ideas for your look” -Sarah B
“Julie was so much fun, and more importantly, she did a fantastic job with my hair. I wasn’t sure what I wanted, so she talked to me about her ideas, all based on the way my hair grows. I was nervous, because I have a pixie cut and usually see Trinity, but Julie put me at ease, we had a great conversation, and she did a great job” – Annel
“I’ve been coming to the salon since I had my bridal party booked there in 2004. I’ve been gong there ever since. I love the way my hair looks and feels after I come out of the salon!” – Viviana Read More »
Friday, March 8, 2013 | by Chameleon No Comments »
I have always loved the look of thick, full eyelashes. They accentuate the overall appearance of the eye, making it appear more awake and youthful, as well as more glamorous. Eyelashes come in many varieties for different eye shapes and occasions. False lashes are becoming trendier these days, and it’s a quick and easy five-minute trick that allows you to add another layer to your look making you stand out in a crowd!
There are two types of lashes, a full set of lashes and small clusters of individual lashes. I prefer the full sets because they are faster and easier, and that helps me streamline my makeup routine. Read More »
Tuesday, February 19, 2013 | by Chameleon No Comments »
“I really just love working with clients and making them look their best” is Beth’s philosophy
Chameleon is pleased to introduce “Beth Boni” to our spa team. Beth started off at Chameleon in our guest care team and her passion for taking care of clients was immediately apparent.
Beth states “I really just love the salon industry. I worked as a stylist years ago, but over time…. I realized that the spa is where my real passion is.”
Beth completed our “Spa Program” at Chameleon University. She now performs our signature manicures, pedicures, waxing services and spray tanning.
Chameleon is growing and proud to have Beth as a new addition to our spa team.
Thursday, February 14, 2013 | by Chameleon 2 Comments »
Senior Chameleon Haircolor Café & Spa Colorists, Emily Amato and Laura Aceto, have just returned from an intensive three day advanced color class. The class was held at Bumble & bumble’s University in NYC.
“This year is all about creating natural seamless highlights, which all can be customized for each client. “ stated Laura Aceto.
Laura and Emily studied the latest color techniques and trends from the color masters at Bumble and bumble. The class was attended by top hair colorists from around the nation.
“The trends this year in hair color will be a more natural look. These looks will require less maintenance.. making them ideal for our clients.” stated Emily Amato.
“We are excited when our Color Team attends these advanced color classes. They then teach these advanced techniques to our entire salon, so all our clients can benefit..”, . stated Carleen Buden, Owner of Chameleon Haircolor Café & Spa.
Chameleon Haircolor Café & Spa’s are located in North Haven and New Haven CT. They are full service salons and spas. They specialize in taking care of clients who need their color and cuts every four to eight weeks. Chameleon guarantees that their clients will 100% love their hair and all the services that they get at Chameleon. You can reach Chameleon Haircolor Café & Spas at 203-234-7900 and they are located at 323 Washington Ave North Haven, CT.