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Cut It Out Day

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Over 100 salons in the Milwaukee area and nation wide participated in “Cut It Out” day, raising funds for the Azana Salon and Spa victims. At Carenza, we were buzzing with action as several news stations came to broadcast and support the cause. We had various events going on such as drawings, a pop up shop by Next Door boutique, and a self defense instructor giving out tips. While we … Continue reading

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Upcoming Hair Trends

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The International Salon and Spa Expo held at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont Illinois was abuzz last weekend! Jan Seybold, co-owner of Carenza came back with tons of pictures and scoop on new products! What were the highlights (pun!) of the show? Long layered cuts (pictured above). NOT ground-breaking, we know… however because long hair is such a strong trend again, the need for education on how … Continue reading

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Azana Victim’s Fund

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We were all deeply saddened by the events that took place this past weekend at Azana Salon and Spa. In response, over 24 salon’s (and growing!) are participating in a campaign to focus awareness on the issue of domestic violence. October happens to be Domestic Violence Awareness month, signified by the purple ribbon. At participating salons, you can receive a purple ribbon for a small donation that will go directly … Continue reading

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New: Bumble and bumble Semi-Sumo Pomade

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We love new product launches from Bumble and bumble! Semi-Sumo Pomade is their newest baby, and although packaged similar to their ever popular sumo-tech and sumo-wax.. it has some very big differences. Shine: It’s packed full of it, but in a way where it doesn’t grease you up or weigh your hair down. Scent: We were blown away by Semi-Sumo’s perfect perfume-ey scent. It’s not over powering, over flowery, over … Continue reading

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Hair Trend: Reverse Ombré

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We all remember when the ombré trend rocked, but have you ever thought to give the trend reverse ombré a try? Instead of going from dark at the roots to light at the end, it’s the opposite! It can be as bold, or as subtle as you’d like. Our stylist Stephanie states that reverse ombré is a “great look for fall as everything turns darker and richer.” The reverse ombré … Continue reading

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Refashion For Life 2012

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We are so thrilled we were able to take part in the Refashion For Life show at the Callen Construction Showroom Wednesday, September 26th, benefitting Elena’s House. Our stylist and fashion/beauty blogger for Milwaukee Magazine Lyneé Ruiz was the emcee for the evening. 14 models walked the runway for 7 boutiques, and we were responsible for their hair and makeup! We wanted the models to look like dolls as they … Continue reading

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The Smoking Slipper

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It shouldn’t be a surprise with the popularity of Tom’s shoes, that The Smoking Slipper would would become one of Fall 2012′s favorite flats. They come in as many styles as you can imagine; leather, sequined, striped, flowered.. you name it! For Fall 2012, menswear inspired trends are stealing the scene, along with high collared shirts, suspenders and trousers all worn with ultra-feminine hair and makeup! We especially love these … Continue reading

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What’s With The Crazy Colored Hair?

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Remember watching movies about the future and all the kids had blue, orange and green hair? The only time we usually saw crazy color hair, it was on an adolescent that looked like they fell in a pool of kool-aid. Not so much anymore. With artists like Katy Perry, Nicki Minaj and the like..  brightly colored hair is becoming more of the norm. When done right, it looks pretty slick! … Continue reading

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Fall 2012 Trends

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It’s fashion’s favorite time of the year!! The layers, the scarves… ahhhhh So what is it this year? I’ll break it down for you. Denim Skinny jeans are still holding strong, especially the new “color” trend. However, instead of seeing them in bright neons they are showing up in deeper tones such as wine colors, amber and burnt orange. Corduroy is also making an appearance in “skinny” form. Oxfords I … Continue reading

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Rumor Has It…

Bumble Invisible oil

One of our favorite product lines, Bumble & bumble is releasing a new product: Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil. It’s a lightweight oil that protects hair from heat damage, tames and smooths unruly hair, and adds shine. BONUS: It shields hair from UVA/UVB rays to keep your color from fading! It’s available middle of July 2012 at Carenza. Keep posted for a review of the product as soon as we get our … Continue reading

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