Acne prone? Super sensitive skin? We have a makeup line designed just for you!

If you know our owner Kaitlin Bray, you’re probably aware that she’s pretty obsessed with Mineral makeup; she probably insisted that you own one of favorite formulas. Kaitlin has been searching for a mineral foundation to retail in salon since Strut’s first day in business (6 years ago May 1st!). With so many options on the market you’d think this was an easy fete, however the task proved itself a difficult one. The makeup needed to something she could stand behind, believe in, love to use on her clients, and most of all love so much that she would wear it herself. Considering the fact that Kaitlin has been wearing the SAME foundation for ten years this was going to be a tough nut to crack…until she spoke with Kelly Maddison, owner and creator of Priia Cosmetics and fellow Face Reality Acne Specialist.  Kelley generously sent Kaitlin a few things to try. Kaitlin was amazed when she tested it out, it stood up to the biggest test of all; at the end of a 12 hour work day including steam during four facials, it was STILL on and still PERFECT (Hallelujah!!!!) 

PRIIA cosmetics are the first and only mineral makeup brand whose entire product line is 100% acne safe. All of the products are 100% gluten free, vegan friendly, and entirely cruelty free! Come in and let Kaitlin choose the perfect products for you. Mention this blog and receive 10% off of your purchase of $50 or more!

Priia On Kaitlin:

Essential Cover (Acne-Safe Foundation Primer)

Neutral Ivory (Loose Mineral Foundation)

Warm Beige (Loose Mineral Foundation) used to contour

Gingered Rose (Loose Mineral Blush)

Petal (Loose Mineral Blush) for added contour

Sunburst (LumiLitez Powder Highlighter)

Olaplex To The Rescue

As we discussed in a previous post, achieving certain levels of blonde or lightness can be an extremely long road, with many shades and tones along the way. Patience is needed and the process must be trusted or else the risk of breakage, burning and melting of the hair is evident.
Olaplex, the unicorn of hair treatments, can safely speed things up, restore already damaged hair, prevent damage from occurring..all while adding strength and shine! Olaplex is a 3 step treatment; 2 of which happen in the salon, and 1 at home for maintenance.
1. Your stylist adds olaplex to your lightener or hair color.
2. After your color service is complete, the treatment is applied and left on for 10 minutes.
3. At home treatments for maximum results.
If you are considering a color change, have been feeling the effects of this long, drying winter, have damage from past color services, or are just looking to enhance the health of your hair, you will fall in love with olaplex! Don’t forget to ask your stylist at your next service. Here’s to happy hair!

Year long blonding process by stylist Kaitlyn Beck

Light up your life with Celluma!

If you are acne prone, are starting to see fine lines and wrinkles appear, or both, then it’s time to learn about the Celluma light therapy! Owner Kaitlin Bray now offers a revolutionary service combined with her fantastic menu of customizable Circadia by Dr. Pugliese and face reality facials and treatments.
Using the Celluma light for anti aging, you will notice the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles reduce, while experiencing an improvement in skin texture, quality and smoothness, with an increase collagen and elastin; a woman’s dream. You will instantly have that youthful glow we all crave without any invasive procedures!
When used for treating and preventing acne, the Celluma light is safe and effective, while avoiding abrasive chemicals and harmful UV-rays used in other methods to destroy acne causing bacteria, clearing up existing blemishes and preventing future breakouts before they happen.
Kaitlin, a face reality acne specialist, believes adding this new low level light therapy panel will take her success in acne treatment to a whole new level!
If this blog has peaked your curiosity, you must try and see the results for yourself! Call the salon to book a treatment!!


There’s no such thing as too blonde!

Is it true what they say, blondes have more fun? It would certainly appear to be since blonding services have become the most requested of all.
We’ve all seen that widely spread photo depicting Khloe Kardashian’s transformation from brunette to blonde (pictured above) and all the shades in between; take this as a hair stylist’s plea to explain that this is impossible to achieve in a single visit, and in fact is very time consuming and costly.
To become that perfect icy blonde that we all dream about at night, formulas must be customized to each individual, and a solid plan must be put in place, as rushing the process can be extremely damaging to the hair.
If you are looking for a major blonde moment, or live with the philosophy that there is no such thing as too blonde, please heed your stylists advice and trust their process, they know a thing or two about it ;)
Our stylists are always available for consultation, so clip those pictures and Pinterest away, and just remember Rome wasn’t built in a day!


Beat the winter blues with our brand new massage menu!

This long, drawn out, extra cold and snowy winter has us all begging for a little relief.  Dreams of relaxing on a warm beach with a cold drink are running through all of our minds, the weather cannot transition fast enough, and life isn’t slowing down anytime soon.

If you can relate, you need to consider treating yourself to one of the specialty services on the brand new massage menu at Strut!  We can’t offer you anything tropical, but a warm, relaxing escape is guaranteed!  Choosing from options like Sage and Citrus aromatherapy to migraine relief, these massages are exactly what you need to make it through the rest of this dreary season.

Check out the menu in its entirety at and call today to schedule yours with Loretta!

Summer 2016 Hair Trends

The year of platinum blondes, pretty pastels and granny gray trends are behind us and classic looks such as blonde, natural color and unorganized highlights are just a few of the trends that are catching our eyes this summer. We’ve reviewed some of the top trending hair colors for summer 2016 hair trends that will leave you saying “I need to book an appointment at Strut ASAP!”


Khloe Kardashian has been knocking our socks off with her long, beautiful blonde locks, but it’s no secret that going from dark to light takes a lot of maintenance both in the salon and at home. If you’re looking to go from brunette to the lighter shades of blonde, do it the way Chrissy Teigen does it with the blending of highlights and balayage! This allows you to have those light, golden seamless locks without having the stress of touch up in-between appointments.



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