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The Carnegie Galleries Presents The Art of Hair January 12!

Art of Hair_The CarnegieThe Carnegie Galleries is celebrating the glamorous world of hair with two must-see runway shows! The show is presented by Wella Professionals and will feature stylists from top salons throughout the tri-State. The Art of Hair will take place from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday, January 12 at The Carnegie’s Otto M. Budig Theatre.

The show will highlight 17 salons with hairstyles inspired by Carnivale, the Roaring Twenties, Alice in Wonderland, the Renaissance and many more! More than 700 people are expected to attend the show which is co-chaired by Lisa Herman, own of CoCo Creative Wellness Salon and Jeffrey van Sluys, senior stylist at Salon Urbanity.

There will be light bites courtesy of Jeff Thomas Catering following the Art of Hair as well as the opportunity to enjoy “Take It From Me,” the first major retrospective exhibition of work by late local artist Ron Thomas as well as five additional exhibitions on display in The Carnegie’s six galleries.

Tickets for the show are $25 for Carnegie members and $35 for non-members. Each ticket will include an assigned seat to one runway show that will last 45 minutes each, refreshments in the main gallery and a cash bar.

You can purchase tickets to The Art of Hair through The Carnegie Box Office, online at www.thecarnegie.com or by phone at 859-957-1940.

Sponsors for the event include Wella Professionals, Flottman Company Inc, and Cincinnati Magazine. Participating salons are CoCo Creative Wellness, Just Caitlen, Taylor Jameson Hair Design, Studio Seven Salon, Salon Beck, Swayne on Main, As You Like It, Simplicity Salon, Parlour Salon, Chambers Packer Salon, Trendsetters Studio, Envy Salon, Identity Salon and Spa, Bang Bang Salon, Studio Barbers, Sia Spa and Salon and Soto Salon and Spa.

The event’s hosts and hostesses are Jane Beuttel, List and Kim Collins, Sterling W. Colvin, Gail Seifert, Carolyn Martinez, Alan McIntire, Lila and Dick Vorndran and Sara M. and Michelle Vance Waddell.

This sounds like an amazing event to catch the latest and greatest hairstyles by the Tri-State’s most talented professionals!

Product Review: La-Tweez LED Tweezers

La-Tweez tweezers

A few months ago I saw these pretty tweezers for sale at the counter at Mitchell’s Salon. Then, I was just at Salon Beck getting permanent polish on my toes (yes, they do that now!) and I saw the same pretty tweezers again.

I had to ask about them. They had a swarovski crystal for an on/off button for pete’s sake! Too gorgeous to not ask about them. The woman at Salon Beck told me they’re basically the best things since sliced bread… so I had to have them.

They’re called La-Tweez. What makes them special? Well, for starters, the aforementioned blinged up on/off button, as well as its lipstick shaped carrying case and LED light.

La-Tweez tweezers come in a cute triangular case like this. Would be a great gift or a stocking stuffer.

I was pretty intrigued with this LED light feature. Because it never fails that I’ll think I tweezed really well, and then catch a glimpse of myself in natural light and see some gnarly, impossible to miss hair…. usually right before an important meeting with a salon client where a random facial hair will be frowned upon. : )

I’m really excited to have this handy tweezer in its cute lipstick-looking case. Helps to get anything I didn’t get at home when I’m on the go. I use my La-Tweeze on the go vs. at home because it has a mirror in the case, so it’s a lot more convenient.

In terms of grip and accuracy, I will say, the La-Tweez tweezers ($22) are very good, but they’re not the very best. The best I’ve used are my Mr. Tweezerman tweezers ($22). But, like I said, I miss the fine hairs with my Tweezermans because they don’t have the LED light. So, in the perfect world, I’d combine the Tweezerman grip with the La-Tweez light, mirror and cute case.

But I guess if it was a perfect world, I wouldn’t have any stray hairs, now would I? : )

Ask Amy: Good Stylists in NKY

Got an email last week from someone asking if I could recommend a Northern Kentucky-based stylist. Thought it would be a good Q&A to share as an “Ask Amy” post. Feel free to share in the comments section below if you have a stylist to recommend in any of the areas Carey asked about. PS: I love that she called me “Queen of all that is Chic!” … Can I legally change my name to that? That would be awesome. Almost as awesome as Princess Consuela Bananahammock.


Dear Queen of all that is Chic!
Morning! Need your help! Did you have a recommendation for someone who does great (relatively inexpensive) hair color in NKY.  More specifically the Bellevue/Ft. Thomas/Newport/Covington area?
Thanks much!

Hi Carey!

The person I go to is in Florence. Her name is Leslee Biddle and she works at Uniquely Senise. Here’s the number there: 859-282-6555 She’s one of the best (and most affordable) stylists I’ve ever met!

I’ve been going to her for several years, so I can’t speak on a personal level to the following, but I’ve heard they’re good too:

  • Sue Beck at Salon Beck Downtown. Here’s a story we did about Sue at Salon Beck and some unique color offerings (and express treatments they do): http://cincychic.com/content/view/1286/1/ Also, my friend Chris goes to Samantha there and says she is great.
  • I’ve also heard good things about Sableux Salon, which is right next to the Crestview Hills Mall. At Red, Pink and Blue, they did the hair for all the models and gave free cuts to all the attendees. My friend Lauren just went to a stylist named KC there. Lauren said it’s the best job anyone has ever done on her hair! I’ve had several other people say reeeeally good things about other stylists at Sableux too. My contact there doesn’t do hair, but if you email her, she’ll be able to tell you who’s good, if you explain your hair type/the look you’re going for: Kelley Oehler <kelley.oehler@sableux.com>

Those are really the only four stylists in the areas you’re looking in that I’d feel comfortable recommending. Hope this helps!