October 2008

Ready to find out? It’s…All About Me: Make Me Over Time!

Author: Malia Herick | Photographer: photography by anne

We know what we are, but know not what we may be. ”—William Shakespeare

Tired of the same do? Bored with the same look? Ready for a better relationship with the mirror? All About Me to the rescue.

To creatively kick off the fall season, Celebrate teamed up with salon, All About Me, in hopes of restoring male and female hopes alike… We had a makeover! So you’re probably thinking, “Just another salon, just another expensive service…”or “Looks great now, but how about when I have a run in with humidity?” Well to that we say, a little optimism is always intriguing and… we have proof. Allow yourself a moment to be open minded. All About Me really is a salon worth trying, not only for their cutting edge services, convenient location and cool stylists but also because…. THEY REALLY CAN HELP!

All About Me took three lucky victims, considered their “look” concerns, and went to work. Pulling from their talented staff and taking into consideration each woman’s likes and dislikes, All About Me shows us what they can do.

Exhibit A: Carson
Age: 20
Occupation: college student
Last time she felt pretty: Fourth of July
First pet’s name: Savannah
“Look” complaints: skin tone uneven and hard to balance with redness, “I really like my hair!” [But she was willing to try something new!]

What they did…

Hair: Carson’s cut went from a shoulder-length basic do to a shorter, chin-length style with an angled smaller layer around her face. Stylists took into account her face structure and hair texture to create a younger and edgier look. A curling iron was used to create Carson’s loose waves. Her color went from a light brown to a medium chocolate brown to add dimension and bring out the lightness in her eyes.
Product: Goldwell medium chocolate brown
Styling Products: Goldwell Double Boost; Goldwell Crystal Turn; curling iron

Makeup: Carson’s makeup was done with a natural approach, something she could achieve day-to-day. Her foundation was matched to her skin tone, which helped balance her color, along with a natural blush. Her eyes were modestly shaded to bring out her blue tones; and her lip look was created with natural tones and a slight gloss.
Base: Jane Iredale foundation “Disappear” in Medium/Light; Jane Iredale foundation in “Warm Sienna”
Cheeks: Jane Iredale “Whisper” blush
Eye: Jane Iredale “Opal Crush” in Glimmer Gold; Jane Iredale “Triple Cognac” in Pecan/Chocolate
Lashes: Jane Iredale lengthening mascara in “Jet Black.”
Brows: Jane Iredale “Brunette”
Lips: Lip color: Jane Iredale “Sabrina.”; Lip liner: Jane Iredale “Spice”; Lip Gloss: Jane Iredale “Sugar Plum.”

Nails and Toes: OPI’s France Collection.
Nail Color: OPI “I’m Fondue of You”
Toenail Color: OPI “You Don’t Know Jacques!”

Carson’s thoughts on her new look:
“I love my new haircolor! I was really hesitant to make a change because I like to be able to throw it in a pony tail and just be done with it. But I’m very happy with my color and cut, and I think I will maintain it for a while. I really trusted the girls at the salon, and I knew they wouldn’t do anything I wouldn’t like. I also really loved the waves. I’ve never been able to do that on my own, and now I have a really cool look for going out! All in all, I am really happy with the outcome; my friends didn’t even recognize me.”

Exhibit B: Tricia
Age: 30
Occupation: sales
Last time she felt pretty: “when I raided Morgan’s closet and she dressed me!”
First pet’s name: Titan
“Look” complaints: “My hair felt brassy, and I hated my color and cut!”

What they did…

Hair: Tricia’s cut went from a shoulder-length basic to an angled, shorter do with layers. Stylists took into account her face structure and hair texture to create more body and a fuller look. Her color went from a mousey blonde to a medium ash brown with cool blonde highlights to accentuate the tones in her eyes.
Product: Goldwell Medium Ash Brown with cool blonde highlights.
Styling Products: Goldwell Double Boost Spray; Goldwell “Nice Balance”

Makeup: Tricia’s makeup was done with a natural approach; her foundation was matched to her skin tone. Her eyes were lightly lined to accentuate her natural green tones; and a glossy lip tone was created to add a pop to her darker do.
Cheeks: Jane Iredale “Golden Apricot Flushed” blush.
Shimmer: Jane Iredale “Moonglow So-Bronze/Shimmer” for an added glow.
Eyes: Upper lids were lined with a brown eye shadow from Jane Iredale’s Khaki Kraze and lower lids lined with a green eye shadow, also from Jane Iredale’s Khaki Kraze.
Lashes: Jane Iredale mascara in “Jet Black.”
Brows: Jane Iredale “Taupe.”
Lips: Lip color: Jane Iredale “Rose”; Lip liner: Jane Iredale “Berry”; Gloss: Jane Iredale “Cosmo.”

Nails and Toes: OPI’s French Couture Collection.
Nail Color: OPI “Baguette Me Not”
Toenail Color: OPI “Crepes Susi-ette”

Tricia’s thoughts on her new look: “I absolutely love it. I love my new dark hair, and the makeup is light and fun. The staff was extremely friendly and committed and just made us all feel really comfortable. I think, if anything, it just makes you feel good; it took us outside of the box… gave us a new way of looking at ourselves.”

Exhibit C: Franny
Age: 50
Occupation: Executive Director of Hilton Head Humane Association
Last time she felt pretty: “My husband makes me feel pretty every day…” Wow!
First pet’s name: Beauty
“Look” complaints: “I’m pretty casual since I work outside, but I want a little something with some style… I think my makeup is a little dated and unnoticeable, I am excited to see what they can do.”

What they did…

Hair: Franny’s cut went from a long, basic cut to a drastically shorter and more angled do, including an angled bang just under the eye. Stylists took into account her face structure and hair texture to create a more sophisticated and sleek style. Her color went from a golden blonde to a deep mahogany brown, which helped accentuate her light eyes.
Product: Goldwell Mahogany Brown
Styling products: Goldwell Double Boost Spray; Pureology Shine Max; Goldwell Spray Wax; Goldwell Diamond Gloss Shine Spray

Makeup: Taking a natural approach, Frannie’s base color was created to match her light skin tone, and a golden blush was used to create glow. Her eyes were lightly shaded to accentuate her color naturally.
Base: Radiant Liquid Light Beige (pressed)
Cheeks: Jane Iredale “Golden Apricot Flushed” blush.
Eyes: Eyes were shaded with Jane Iredale shadows in: oyster, supernova, cloud nine, eggplant and plum.
Lashes: Jane Iredale mascara in “Jet Black.”
Brows: Jane Iredale “Taupe”
Lips: Jane Iredale lip gloss, “Mimosa”

Nails and Toes: OPI’s French Couture Collection.
Nail Color: OPI “We’ll Always Have Paris”
Toenail Color: OPI “Louvre Me, Louvre Me Not”

Franny’s thoughts on her new look:
“It was such a fun experience. It was definitely drastic; at first no one even recognized me. But I’ve gotten so many nice compliments and it has given me a more professional look, which I like. I also like that I can keep the look low-key for work or dress it up for special occasions. It was just such a fun day.”

The Makeover Styling Team:

Hair Color/Cut Team:
Kandice Hilleary
Chelsea Babbert
Emily Walter

Facial/Makeup Artistry:
Krista Lee
Mercedes Hueyo

Nail Experts:
Rachel Jackson
Rebecca Halley

Salon Coordinator:
Brandi Vink**

Co-owners, Rebecca and Rachel started with the idea that a little pampering can go a long way. Partners for over six years, and co-workers for 10-plus years, both ladies had a vision to really create something different and special. “We wanted a place that could offer great services but also something that really made people feel comfortable,” said Rebecca. Established in 2000, All About Me is a full-service day salon located right off Palmetto Bay Road in the Village Exchange. Services include hair color and styling, manicures and pedicures, massage, facials and full service wedding styling. The salon’s boutique also sells unique jewelry and fun accessories, from local jewelers and New York designers.

With a recent remodeling in February, the salon is anything but dated. In fact, Rachel is excited to announce that hair extensions are a new addition to the salon’s menu. Both owners strive to keep a youthful and professional staff that can meet the needs of both younger and older clients. “We try to stay as cutting-edge as possible,” said Rachel. “Our clients include every age range, and no one leaves here dissatisfied.”

The salon is innovative yet quiet and simple. Stylists and owners are overly dedicated to their client’s needs. “We’re like one big family, staff and clients; it’s just a very fun and comfortable place,” said Rebecca. The hip, laid back environment matched with the innovative technique and the creativity of its stylists, makes All About Me one of the island’s hidden treasures.

So put away any concerns; forget the what ifs; throw caution to the wind; do yourself a favor… Come try All About Me. Why not? You deserve it!

  1. I need some change of my self, my hair is a disaster, my nails and everything, please help!!!

    — Isabelle Diaz    Oct 9, 02:26 pm   

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