I often get questions and compliments on my hair, so I thought I would write a post to address them AND to introduce my local followers to my hair salon! I’ve been getting my hair styled at Modern Designs Salon since it opened 8 years ago. I fell in love with the salon (and my stylist!) upon the first visit and haven’t looked back since. Modern Designs is a full service salon located in northern Connecticut. If you’re local, I highly recommend you stop in and say hi (and be sure to enter our GIVEAWAY!) Keep reading to see why I love it so much and to learn more about my cut and color.
Hair Coloring, Highlights and Balayage
Weddings & Special Occasions
Modern Design Salon, located in West Suffield, CT, specialize in hair styling, artistic hair coloring, precision mens cuts and much more. Aimee, the owner of Modern Design Salon (and my stylist) graduated from the International Institute of Cosmetology. She’s a master colorist, specialist in deva cuts (curly hair) and a professional in wedding hair and makeup. After working in the industry for 2 years, she decided to open her own business – Modern Designs Salon.
What I love most about Modern Designs Salon is the relaxed atmosphere and the amazing staff! Aimee’s entire team is so friendly and personable – I’ve gotten to know them well over the years. You’re always greeted with a friendly face and a positive attitude. The stylists want you to feel your best self – whether that’s trying a new and trendy look (which is always encouraged!) or sticking to what you feel most comfortable with. Whatever look you’re going for, your stylist will work closely with you to ensure you leave the salon looking beautiful and feeling great!
Both the stylists and receptionists at Modern Designs Salon make comfort a priority with a relaxing waiting area, complimentary refreshments and message chairs at the washing stations! Modern Designs Salon offers more than just hair services – they also offer nail services, hair removal and makeup application. Looking to get a blow out, nails done and your eyebrows waxed? Think of it as a one stop shop. Book your appointments back to back and enjoy a relaxing day at the salon, pampering yourself from head to toe!
Modern Designs Salon caters to the entire family – men, women and kids. They even have a fun little room used for all kids cuts – complete with the cutest antique car chairs! If you’re looking for fun activities, the salon also offers events like Lil-Lady Parties (for the kids) and Blow Dry Classes.
To book our appointment now, call 860-386-6116 or click here to book online.
Aimee’s been cutting and coloring my hair since she first opened her salon 8 years ago. Over the years, my hair color and style has changed but one thing has remained the same – my relationship with Aimee. We have a great dynamic together , she often knows what I want before I even say it! M’y natural hair color is a light to medium brown with occasional blonde highlights but for the past couple years I’ve been having Aimee go much blonder. She is 100% responsible for these blonde locks and I am beyond grateful – I love what she’s currently doing with my hair!
I often get asked questions about my hair, so here’s a little insight into how Aimee currently colors and styles it…
“We have been painting Jen’s base color at different lengths to create dimension. We then paint 3-5 tiny highlights in the front to create brightness around her face. Sometimes we will balayage base to ends, to brighten up the ends. On occasion we will tone the blonde if it starts to get warm. I use the Illumina line from Wella to give extra shine. We use a level 10/1 with pastel developer so the blonde does not get darker. Jen’s growing out her hair, so I trim the ends just slightly and add lots of layers by point cutting and angling around her face. Jen has a lot of hair so when I point cut, it doesn’t create a heavy weight line. After we style I will twist some hairs and use my texturizing scissors to get rid of any access bulk. Jen always knows what she wants and knows how to ask for it to get best results. (Sometimes I know what she wants even before she comes in.) Jen has become a great friend and client and I can’t wait to see what she will do next!” – Aimee Talk
It’s also important to note that Aimee got me hooked on Lanza products. Some of the best advice she’s given me is to not skimp when it comes to your hair. I never realized how soft and healthy my hair could be prior to using these products. The full collection of Lanza hair care is sold online and at the salon and believe me when I tell you… it’s literally changed my life. Lanza makes several lines that cater to different hair types. The two lines I switch back and forth between are the Healing Volume Shampoo & Conditioner and the Keratin Healing Oil Shampoo & Conditioner. I also use the Healing Colorcare Silver Brightening Shampoo once a week to cancel out any warmth to keep my blonde looking cool until my next appointment. I linked all these produce in my Shop The Post section below.
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