The Latest and Greatest at dsparada!!!!!

Hey everyone!!!! Hope the beginning of the fall season has brought good energy and fun times to all!!!! Life around the salon has been exciting and hectic, but that’s how we thrive!!!! There are so many new and exciting things that are happening that we are SOOOO excited to talk to you about, I just had to blog about it, in the hopes that you will get as excited about some of these things as we are!!!!

As you all may know, we are a pretty small team, but we are one talented bunch. The experience we all have in creating memorable looks for brides, designers, and clients alike in the past is bringing us together as a collective whole now, as we are becoming a force when it comes to being THE elite, most sought after salon in Raleigh.

On Sunday, October 2, we were honored to create looks for Chapman Designs, a local clothing designer in Raleigh, for a fashion show that was held during the Wake County SPCA’s 2011 Fur Ball. The salon was filled with models and a make up artist that day and it was truly an enjoyable experience to be able to showcase a great talent of our’s that many people aren’t aware of……. AMAZING formal finishes. At the actual event (yes, we got all dressed up in tuxes and ball gowns!), the ladies we worked on were live models wearing the beautiful designs from Chapman. As they graced the floors during the evening, attendees were in awe of the cohesiveness of the entire looks, and during the actual fashion show, our work was on huge HD screens for about 2000 people to see. That red carpet quality was there, and it opened up a whole world for us that most people wouldn’t associate with the dsparada name. TONS of money was raised for all the little critters in Raleigh that need a little extra TLC, and to be asked to participate in such an event was a truly amazing experience!

Just this past weekend, we packed our bags and headed to Charlotte, where the national distribution company, Beauty Systems Group, held their annual Fashion Focus Show at the Charlotte Convention Center. We arrived early and eager to get into classes so we could fill our minds with knowledge of the latest cuts, color trends, and styling techniques to bring back and stay on the front line for you, our guests! On Sunday night, we were invited to a private show hosted by Goldwell where we saw their entire new collection, and the super star stylists that work for them shared some of their best secrets with us as well.

With holiday season approaching, you’ll get the opportunity to experience some of these new things yourself, as we are eager to get started and really expose the WOW factor that we at dsparada are known for! Also, make sure you mark your calendars, as we are hosting our annual Christmas party on Saturday, December 10. Not only will we be celebrating the season, but we’ll also be celebrating Don’s (the 9th), Jen’s (the 12th), and my own (the 14th) birthdays! It’s going to be a night packed with yummy food (catered by The Point), raffles for all kinds of GREAT stuff, for the second year in a row, live jazz tunes by The Kevin Van Saint group. Last year they serenaded us with some great music that helped make the party a great success (even with the snow!).

Have you ever picked up a hairstyle mag and seen all the pictures of different looks? Well, part of the reason we are SO excited about our new ideas is because we are going to start doing photo shoots right in the salon! So the next time you open one of those magazines, maybe your face will be one that you see, and you’ll be famous! We’re looking forward to showing our work on the global scale as we progress forward into the new year.