Louisiana

Best of Bumble (Part One)

There are many great hair care products out there that do sooooo many different things. If you are anything like us, looking up at the endless options on the salon shelves for your hair can be quite overwhelming. We find it's super helpful to know what the salon has seen as its best selling products. We always want to know what other people find as their favorites. Anyone ever glance in their neighbors grocery basket to make sure you're not missing out on a tasty snack? No? Just us? Ha- well we are here to make sure you are not missing out on these amazing products! 

This will be a 3-part series outlining what our top 3 sellers are in our hair and skin care lines. A little peek behind the curtain of what we just can’t keep in stock due to high demand!!!  The first product line in this feature is our favorites from Bumble! Bumble and bumble is based out of New York City and their hair care line is second to none. They are a huge force back stage at New York Fashion Week, and are world wide known for their editorial features. We think the best thing about this line is that their products do exactly what they say they will do (all the praise hands)!!!

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Ok- we will drive up the dramatic flare of this post and do this countdown style starting with number three…

Our 3rd best seller in the Bumble and bumble line is Thickening Spray.  This has been a looooooong time favorite here in the salon and also nationwide. This product sat in the top spot for many years and has only since been preceded by new releases! This is a styling product that you apply to wet hair to give your roots an extra boost of volume. It does exactly as it says and gives you a thicker, fuller look!

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The next spot goes to our number two favorite: Thickening Dry Spun Finishing Spray. This product is a newer member of the Thickening family and boy has it been a big hit. Unlike the Thickening Spray, this product goes on dry, styled hair. You can spray this on your roots for an extra boost of volume and texture. This product also works great to spray on your ends and give your curls a more tussled, lived-in look.  Warning: this product is very addictive; so don’t try it unless you’re ready to be a lifetime fan!

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Ok…here it is… the number one best seller for both Signatures Salon and Bumble and bumble is… Hair Dresser’s Invisible Oil Primer. Since its launch, this product has jumped straight to the top and hasn’t left since.  It’s a UV and heat protector- so it protects from the sun's harmful rays as well as the hot tools we use day in and day out! Think of it as a sunscreen for your hair! Spray this product on first and it sets the foundation for all of your other styling products. It primes the hair and allows the styling products to SHINE! If you don’t have this product yet, run, don’t walk to Signatures to get it. You won’t regret it!

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Alright- there you have it. Our top 3!!! Stay tuned for the rest of this series, as we will cover the top 3 in our all-natural line and our skincare line!

Pop-up Parties

As one of the managers of Signatures Salon, one of my roles is the salon's photography. This is one of my passions and favorite avenues of my job. 

With that in mind, I was asked by the White family to photograph a party to honor Wendy's parent's 46th wedding anniversary. It was such an honor to be asked, and if you know the Whites, you know this would not just be any regular ol' party. 

They hosted what is called a 'Pop-up Party" in their backyard. A Pop-up Party is a one of a kind event featuring a unique setting and menu. It's an on-location event, from start to finish. The food was prepped, cooked, and served all in their backyard. This gathering was a perfect fit for the Whites. Tablecloth-clad tables adorned with yard picked-flowers, original wedding dishes, and a one-of-a-kind menu hand-created for them is just a taste of what this party embodied. 

The creative menu was brought to them by the dynamic duo creatively named Scratch Kitchen. Kelsie and Jaime are from Lafayette, Louisiana and their farm-to-table food pairings are nothing short of a work of art. The menu included roasted cattails (yes you read that right, straight from the edge of a Louisiana pond), reishi mushroom stock carrot soup topped with pesto, a charcuterie board, red lentil pate' and lamb pate', and a dessert made of pecan crust beet cobbler topped with elderberry chia seed which was absolutely heavenly! The work station was on-sight and the detail and craftsmanship put into creating this food was a sight to see! 

So you might be thinking...yes it sounds neat, but how did it taste?!? Let me just tell you, it was all so delicious. The flavor was rich, bold, and literally freshly picked. It was visually and aromatically stimulating. These ladies set up shop weekly at the Lafayette farmers market, so if you find yourself in that area, do yourself a favor by partaking in their unique gifting. It is worth your while! 

The next time you find yourself hosting an event, think outside of the box and consider a Pop-up party! It can be tailored to your specific style and taste, but its unique qualities and memorability factor are unmatched. And, if you are interested in a farm-fresh unique menu, Scratch Kitchen is definitely the way to go! Enjoy and be inspired. Eat, drink and be uniquely merry.