Saturday, July 30, 2011

Photo Shoot 2011




HAUTE, HOT, HOT!
This is Britt, another one of our lovely models who participated in our in-house photo shoot, recently. As you can see from the "before" image, her hair is quite long and the color was very uneven with major new growth at the roots. Even though the ombre look is very trendy, with colored ends and mid-shaft that devolve back to the root area, that is a very deliberate and articulated look. Britt's look was the result of waiting too long between highlighting appointments. We simply evened out the color and substituted some of the darker sections with a fantastic icy blond look. In the first look, notice the long barrel curls and how the color is consistent from root to ends. In both looks, the long bangs help make a great statement. In the first look with all the hair down, it helps frame a great face and in the second look, the bangs help to draw attention away from her long forehead. Along with the long bangs in the second look, the hair gathered on the side, in the back, tells a great story of simple sophistication.

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Saturday, July 23, 2011

Photo Shoot 2011





DRAB to GLAM!!!
This is Alicia, who participated in our in-house photo shoot. Notice the color - bright, shiny and consistent from scalp to ends. This is very important if you like to wear your hair up one day and down the next. Yes, there is maintainence involved but the results are fabulous and really enhance your image. Notice also the different colors of lips in each look. The softer, coral tone really lends itself to the casual, chic look that both the hair and clothing are portraying. The darker, vivid red lip color is very high fashion in this look, which is enhanced by the graceful upswept hair that is very reminiscent of the early 1900's Gibson Girl look.

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Friday, July 1, 2011

Photo Shoot 2011








The first look at the photo shoot images from Sunday. As you can see from Aivy's "before" look, she has super straight hair, with the remnants of a long ago hilite framing her face. Teresa lightened her hair all over with a much warmer color and shaped up the cut while taking about an inch off the length. The first look was styled with all her hair framing her face while allowing the texture of the cut and the dimension of the color to be the star of the show. After we shot this look, Teresa then simply restyled Aivy's hair to create a voluminous and glam look.
Let us know what you think!

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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Annual In-Salon Photo Shoot






Mouton's has been a part of the Global Hair & Fashion Group for several years. Each year the some of the team members travel to either New York, Miami or LA to take part in the domestic shoots. Additionally, one of the principals of Mouton's, Teresa travels to either London, Paris or Milan to take part in the international collection shoots with the other members of the Global Hair and Fashion Group. This past weekend, the producer, photographer and the makeup artist of the group travelled to the salon and most of our in-salonMouton's team members participated in the shoot. Leslie Sowell, Michelle Molina, Kimberly Lewis, An Ngo and Sherri Long were all scheduled to do a model. However because we had such a great model turnout, all of those who came to assist wound up doing a model or partially doing a model as well. Kelly Day, Jennifer Carrouthers, Ashley Parker, Carlyn Kalush, Becca Petty and Souky Mosana all help to round out the styling crew. Our own Jessica Mathews along with a personal friend of hers, Chelsea Birk, an accomplished makeup artist in her own right, secured all the clothing for the shoot from the Pink Hanger in Colleyville and also from an up and coming line of clothing from a new Texas designer.
Kathryn Foster who is a very talented stylist at Mouton's was a model as was our new intern, Selena Morales. Of course, the entire process was managed by one of our customer service coordinators, Stephanie Shawl, who did an amazing job, conducting the model call and organizing the schedule for the shoot. Over the next few days, we will be releasing the 21 different looks and crediting them to each person or persons involved. Continue to watch this space!

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Thursday, June 9, 2011

From The Sartorialist

One of our favorite blogs for style related photos and commentary is "The Sartorialist"http://thesartorialist.blogspot.com/

(By the way, his wife Garance also does a blog with a great take on fashion with a European point of view...http://www.garancedore.fr/) (They are both fashion photographers and Scott has just published a book...http://www.amazon.com/Sartorialist-Scott-Schuman/dp/0143116371)

Reading it this morning and there was a great post by Scott Schuman, the owner and creator of the blog about the importance of a great haircut!



Fashion Above the Neck, New York
This look is really about focus.
This young lady knows that the drama of her look is in her asymmetrical haircut, strong contrasting eyebrows, bubblegum pink Chanel lipstick and her quirky tomboy hat.
Let's not forget that clothes can be just a distracting as they are alluring, and by keeping her clothes very simple she's creating a clear "take-away" statement for the viewer.
The more I do this blog the more I believe that great hair and well choosen accessories can be the raison d'ĂȘtre for a whole look.
Remember this young lady from Savannah? I do.

Her sexy, shaggy cut created a mysteriousness about her (something I see often in France - I think French girls in particular are very good at this). Again, by keeping the fashion simple she has created a very strong and concise fashion message.

Were I a young lady I would easily spend as much on a good haircut/styling as I would on a Celine dress - after all, it's something you wear every day.

In fact, if it's a really good cut, you can also wear it in a variety of ways - not always the case with clothing.

posted by The Sartorialist at 8:13 AM

http://thesartorialist.blogspot.com/2011/06/fashion-above-neck-new-york.html

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Monday, May 9, 2011

The Glass Slipper 2011

This weekend, we were fortunate to host a group of students from Cross Timbers Middle School, in conjunction with The Glass Slipper. This is our second year to work with this organization, and each year we aren't sure who benefits more- the students or our team. Our Mouton's team always enjoys working together and lending a helping hand, especially using our gifts and talents for the benefit of others. This year our team worked together to offer Special Occasion Styles, Makeovers and manicures to the girls. Here are just a few pictures, to show the fun that was had by all. Great job ladies!


Diana, doing nails for a student.


Leslie, doing a makeover on a student with Smashbox Cosmetics.



A group shot of the girls, with their teachers :)

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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Intercoiffure America/Canada Holds Spring Conference in South Beach





It wasn't just another hair show in Miami when celebrity artists and the industry's most successful salon owners gathered on April 17-18 for a full program of creative presentations and workshops. What made ICA's Spring Symposium, one of Intercoiffure America/Canada's two annual events, unique, was the exceptional access to the industry's top talent. As you know, Mouton's Salon has been a member of this prestigious organization since the mid-1990's and always comes away from these events full of great ideas and creativity.
One of the highlights of the weekend was the presentation from Vivienne MacKinder, Fashion Director for ICA. MacKinder has already created several notable collections, in which she's drawn on the romance of classic styles and couture to showcase her technical wizardry. Her newest work, "Shadows & Shapes," brings abstract architectural shapes to life in bold, yet surprisingly feminine hair designs. MacKinder uses various styling and texturizing techiques to produce a wide range of variations on the same basic cut. "So many women and stylists fear cutting hair short. 'Shadows & Shapes' demonstrates that a well-balanced shape complementing the bone structure can be feminine and beautiful, no matter what the length is."
Jo Blackwell-Preston, co-director of ICA's Haircolor Council served as colorist for the collection, and Roberto Ligresti shot the images. The team was completed by David Widjaja as fashion stylist and David Maderich as the makeup artist.

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Saturday, April 2, 2011

In-House Photo Shoot (part 2)






As we mentioned in our prior post, we always try to get several different looks from the same model and from the same haircut and color. We wanted to show you how this works. This is Michelle's model, Chesley....

obviously the last photo is the before pic....

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In-House Photo Shoot





top photo: work by Jenny, model: Jill

second photo: work by An, model: Souky

third photo: work by Kimberly, model: Jessica

fourth photo: work by Jennifer, model: Amanda

last photo: work by Jada, model: Alex

On Sunday, March 20, several of our Mouton's team members volunteered their off time, to practice their skills. We focused on how to execute photo shoots and get great images everytime. As you know Mouton's Salon is constantly published in all of the hair -focused magazines and we want to make sure that everyone has an opportunity to learn the techniques that go into having a successful shoot. Michelle, who has participated in many location shoots for Mouton's was there on Sunday, as was Jennifer, who even though she has been with Mouton's for 11 years, had never joined us at a shoot. Also, joining us were Kimberly, An, Jada and Jenny. Souky came as well and was a model for An. Sherri came to help where needed and wound up not only doing makeup and assisting the photographer, but wound up doing a "look" as well. Everyone got at least 3 different looks from their models, which is an important part of doing photo shoots - being able to be flexible and achieve different looks with the same model and same haircut and color! We are posting just one look from each team member here on the blog, but will be posting more images on our FaceBook page.


Well done, ladies!




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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Cameo & Jada


We would like to introduce you to our newest team members, Cameo and Jada!
They are both completing our Internship, and we must say,
they are doing very well! We are thankful for the two of them. They both have beautiful and upbeat personalities, and are very talented designers. Hurry up and graduate, so our clients can enjoy you as much as we do :)

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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

How To Videos

If you are not familiar with our YouTube channel, let us introduce you. You can also check out all of these videos on our website, just click on "videos". We have filmed several videos to teach you how to create salon quality finish outs at home. These videos include:

How to Flat Iron Your Hair
How to Round Brush Your Hair
How to Style Your Hair with Curlers
How to Create a Poofy Ponytail (yes, that's a technical term)
How to Create a Messy Side Bun

What style questions do you have? Send us a comment to let us know what you'd like to know more about! We will answer your questions, and may even turn your question into a video!

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Thursday, February 24, 2011

CurlStylist Article

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Christmas Tree Family Gifts
















During the holidays, we asked for your involvment in helping us to bless those who were less fortunate. You might remember the Christmas tree ornaments that we hung on our front desk trees, listing families in need and what we could do to help make their holidays less stressful. We had a great response and wanted to share some of the personal cards that we recieved from the grateful recepients. We also want to give a big thank you to FirstBaptistEuless - preschool department, http://www.firsteuless.com/ and 6 Stones - a local outreach to the least privileged in our community, http://www.6stones.org/ Thanks to these two organizations for letting us become involved locally in giving back.
And of course, a great big thank you to all of you, our gracious Mouton's customers who took the time and effort to be involved in such an endeavor.
Merry Christmas, again!

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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Color America Show


This past Sunday/ Monday a group of our team was able to attend the Color America Show, hosted by Intercoiffure Mondial. We have been a member of Intecoiffure Mondial for over 15 years. We are always honored to participate in educational classes hosted by this organization because of their high standards, quality of presentations and level of knowledge each presenter has and shares with the audience.
It is a very refreshing week at Mouton's! The staff is excited to share what they learned with the team members who were unable to attend the show, and with their clients! Our staff is always interested in learning new color techniques. They commented on how each instructor applied their foils differently, and each had different results. One trend that is in high demand and fun to create is the Ombre color (see image to the right). It's a new trend for the season, and it takes a fresh look on how to apply the color. After talking with each staff member, they all commented on the desire to be creative and to not "put yourself in the box". The desire of the team is to continuously push to be creative and try new things on clients. It's important to offer clients the latest techniques and trends that will flatter their lifestyle and image.

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Thursday, January 6, 2011

GLAMORAMA

Intercoiffure America/Canada has just released their latest collection of styles, Glamorama.

Intercoiffure America/Canada is a prestigious hairdressing organization that Mouton's Salon has been a member of since 1994. www.intercoiffure.us The America/Canada chapter is part of the larger organization, Intercoiffure Mondiale. http://www.intercoiffure-mondial.org/en/index.php

Every year, each world chapter releases a style shoot, which reflects the fashion director's creative vision for that year. This new release by Fashion Director, Vivienne MacKinder, reflects fashion dipping into the nostalgic past, by celebrating iconic images like those of Brigette Bardot and Sophia Loren. The styles in this 50's inspired collection feature bold shapes, dressed and backcombed, with architectural elements added to the classic bouffant.

Vivienne and her team shot this short video during a photographic workshop in New York, NY.

video

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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

LOXX Salon Photo Shoot




We just want to give a big notice of recognition to 5 of our talented team members from Mouton's Salon. On Sunday, Leslie, JessicaM, Michelle, Jenny and Ali stepped up and took their day off to help create awareness for our new salon brand, LoxxSalons. On Sunday at our Euless location, Loxx Salons held a photo shoot for the drill team members of Grapevine HS. This was actually our 3rd photo shoot for the local high schools - we had shot Colleyville HS and LD Bell HS in Hurst, previously. Because the Fillie squad is larger than the others and because Loxx was open for business at the same time, we needed lots of extra help. These ladies from Mouton's all volunteered to help do whatever needed to be done. What they wound up doing was a lot of styling and makeup! Thanks to Ali and Jenny for a great job on the makeup and to Leslie and Michelle for just clearing the way and doing hair in the corners and on the edge of the desk. Leslie and Michell have traveled with Mouton's doing photo work, so they were able to make some sense of all that controlled chaos.
Big nod to JessicaM, who not only doubles as a front desk person for Mouton's Salon but has really grown into her role as organizer and media person for both brands. Because of her, it was organized and well executed.
We also want to mention Kami Myles of http://www.kamimylesphotography.com/ who has really worked hard at all three of our Loxx shoots.
Check out these pics of our Mouton's ladies in action and on the Loxx Salons FB page.

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Saturday, November 27, 2010

Mouton's in Nicaragua











Recently, one of our team members, Sherri Long took a week of unpaid leave to go with another group on a missions trip to Nicaragua. Before she left, Mouton's helped to fulfill a list of needs that a beauty school/salon in Nicaragua had requested. We happily purchased many of the items on the list and Sherri graciously agreed to carry them to the school. She not only delivered the items, she also happened to leave a little bit of excellence while there. As you can see from the pics, Sherri had a great time, cutting and explaining the Mouton's system to an eager audience. We want to thank Sherri for taking time to help make a difference in someone else's life. Thanks also Sherri, for asking us to help. We were happy to be included.

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