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To Bring Or Not To Bring Pictures To The Salon...

To Bring Or Not To Bring Pictures To The Salon...

  ...That is the question.  Should you bring pictures of examples of haircuts, color, bangs, special occasion hairstyles, or for any other hair design you can think of?  Yes, absolutely!  A lot of people bring photos when getting their hair done, but surprisingly in my more than 16 years of experience I’ve had many people not bring any pictures, or worse, tell me that another hairdresser told them they shouldn’t bring a picture to hairstylists because it won't help.  I disagree.  Unless you plan on giving free reign to your stylist, to do whatever he/she wants, you should bring in pictures


I encourage all my clients to bring a picture or several pictures, especially with first-time appointments or for current clients interested in changing their style to something different.  Why? Well, let me start by saying everyone has a different view on color, styles, or even what bangs mean to them.  So, for example, if someone comes in and sits in my chair and has dark brown hair but wants light caramel blonde hair, I need to know what their idea of "light caramel blonde" is.  Think of what your idea of caramel blonde is - do you think of gold or a wheat color?  My idea of caramel blonde is more like a warm coffee with lots of cream; or giant glass of bubbly champagne.  Or, how about dark brown?  For some, they may view dark brown as almost black! I think of a rich, warm, dark chocolate.  But this particular client may actually want the color of fall acorns laying on the ground or the color of hot tea - to them that is dark brown.  Finally, let's talk special occasion hairstyles.  If someone sits in my chair and says i want it full and voluminous, I may immediately think of something like Adele’s hair style, while they may just want it a" little loose."  The same goes for haircuts and other things too.  You can see how the list of examples could be endless!

The point is, as they say, "a picture is worth a thousand words" and I agree!  I want you to walk out happy, so bring a picture, heck bring ten, sometimes we have to create that perfect style from several different pictures: “take bangs from here ... the angle from here...the color from here ...oooh and yes i love those layers………….."



Beauty Box Suites Holiday Open House

Beauty Box Suites Holiday Open House

Please Join Us for the Official

BeautyBox Suites Grand Opening/

Holiday Open House!


Raffles, giveaways, promos, cocktails and appetizers.


***I will be passing out coupons for free haircuts with the purchase of any color or nail service at Perfect Style Studio (Suite 4 at Beauty Box Suites).  Just ask for Alena!


Saturday, November 14 from 6pm – 9pm

BeautyBox Suites, 9443 Mentor Ave., Mentor, Ohio


 First 20 people in the door will receive a special gift.


 We will also have reps from the following…

Young Living

Rodan + Fields



Stella & Dot


 Come Support all of our new businesses and have a little fun too!

Grand Opening Discount - 20% Off Your First Visit

Grand Opening Discount - 20% Off Your First Visit

The grand opening of Perfect Style Studio is finally here!  As a special incentive for my clients - new and old - I am offering 20% off discount for your first visit.  Although this discount only applies to your first visit, I will be regularly offering discounts for loyal customers and referrals.  I will also be offering monthly discounts and sales in addition to my already affordable prices.  You can click here to check out my current promotions.

For those of you who are new, let me introduce myself.  My name is Alena Albin and I have been a hairstylist and nail technician for 20 years.  The name of the salon may be new, but I bring years of hair cutting, coloring, and styling experience to Perfect Style.  So why did I decide to start my own salon?  I wanted to be able to offer my clients more personal attention and care including by providing lower prices, greater flexibility with my schedule, and regular incentives.  

Perfect Style Studio offers a full line of services including haircuts and hair coloring for men, women, and children, hair styling, manicures, resort-style pedicures, and facial waxing.  I also provide elegant hairstyles for weddings and other special occasions including homecomings and proms.  Even though I am the only hairstylist at Perfect Style, I work with several other women who also have years of experience with updo hairstyles so that I can expand my operation for full bridal parties.

If you would like to schedule an appointment to take advantage of the 20% off discount, please call me at 440-339-4899 or click here to make an appointment.  If you aren't sure about the services or styles that I can provide or have any questions, please call or come in for a free consultation.  (Don't worry, it won't count as your first visit for the 20% off promotion!)  I hope to see you soon!