A few weeks ago I shared my experience of Getting Red Carpet Ready with Pretty Lady Salon. Now, I have the opportunity to give one lucky winner the chance to receive a Pretty Lady “Queen For A Day” Spa package.
A little bit about Pretty Lady Salon:
Pretty Lady Salon has been serving the community for 20 years. Considered one of downriver’s top salons! They are the only Aveda Salon in Allen Park with men and women’s products. At Pretty Lady, their goal is to strive for and provide excellent customer service with only the best quality product. Salon owners, and nail techs “Alice Barra and Tammy Pilat” combined have 28 years of experience, are Gel & Shellac specialists and are always up for trying new trends. Hair stylists Ashley Flynn (head stylist) along with Laura Poske, and several other talented ladies have over 48 years of combined Aveda trained experience with continual education on all new trends & styles.
What new nail trends are you seeing as we head into 2014?
2014 is “shaping” up to be an exciting year! Round and oval shapes are back. Also, vintage looks and nail art are making a big splash in the industry. Since we specialize in nail art, it is an exciting time for us!
If you had to describe your salon, and services in four short statements, what would they be?
Complete package deal. Customer comes first. Beauty done right. Happy, repeat customers.
What steps do you and your staff take to make your customers feel special, and appreciated?
At Pretty Lady, we all try to get to know our customers by name. They are greeted with a smile and anything else we can do to make them comfortable. We know that some beauty, like hair maintenance, is a necessity and we want our customers to choose Pretty Lady for the special “extra” little things we offer to ensure our guests not only are pleased with the outcome of their service, but also feel they have really got a great value. Pretty Lady keeps our pricing competitive but we like to give a little extra.
Tell me how does Pretty Lady Salon make a difference, how do you give back to the community?
We LOVE what we do here at Pretty Lady, but we also realize we are here for a greater purpose. Our salon thrives based on a strong customer base of caring women — and men! — we are all so blessed. It is important to us to “pay it forward” like working with a local woman’s shelter to give “interview make overs.” Something exciting that is coming up soon is our participation in packing TWO MILLION meals to feed starving children. This will be the third year our staff has participated in this event and its one of the most positive, gratifying things we do as well as well as a great team building experience.
What hair trends do you think we’ll be seeing more of in 2014?
Believe it or not – short hair is back! Also, longer bobs, longer bangs and balayage color! Balayage is a French technique that was developed 40 years ago where color is applied freehand (versus a cap or foils) Balayage gives a very natural color to hair and can be used on all lengths and textures for a very natural, beautiful look! Color in general is really big right now. Mixing and matching highlights and tones from the same color family to create a rich, complex look is something we are seeing a lot of on the red carpet these days!
Do you have any tips to share with my readers on making color last longer?
Use a color protectorate shampoo. We like Aveda Color Conserve because it’s a great way to prolong your color investment.
Quick, name three favorite Aveda products and why?
Aveda Volumizing tonic. For weightless volume, shine, and hold.
Smooth infusion glossing straightener. Leaves hair shiny and smooth and blow dries great.
Daily oil treatment is a brand new product. You can use it in wet hair or dry. It takes away frizz, makes hair shiny and manageable.
Being a full-time wife and mom that also works outside of the home – my life is busy! Even though my visits are something I really look forward to – fitting a trip to the salon into my schedule can sometimes be a challenge. The relaxing atmosphere, and friendly staff at Pretty Lady Salon make it worth the effort, every single time. Two years and counting – I have left each visit feeling refreshed, relaxed and happy.
I’m just as happy to share that experience with one of you! The generous staff at Pretty Lady Salon would like to give one Five Dollar Shake reader a Queen For A day Spa Package! The package includes a Facial, and Mani & Pedi – giving the winner a royal pampering beauty experience!
Enter to win by using the widget below. If you have any issue with the widget or would prefer to enter by email, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. One winner will be chosen and contacted by email by the end of day on March 29, 2014. Winner will have 48 hours to respond before another winner will be chosen. Winner will have 30 days to collect free salon services. Pretty Lady Salon is located in Allen Park, Mi.
Pretty Lady Salon
7840 Allen Rd, Allen Park, MI 48101
FTC Disclosure: Free services were received for the purpose of this blog post. All opinions expressed and photos used are still honest and my own.