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BIG NEWS! Sorella has made the decision to launch a new haircare line. This was a big pill for us to swallow as we pride ourselves on being “Oribe exclusive”but we couldn’t resist! First, lets talk about the collection. Vaughn-V76 is geared toward men and is coined as a men’s grooming line; this collection includes shaving gel, before and after oil, and even a bar of soap. These products are so great; we can’t help but use them on a daily basis! Our personal favorites are the Brightening shampoo and conditioner. These products have a natural fresh scent and a very subtle purple color that’s perfect for blondes. This line includes a total of four cream/gels that have been best sellers in stores. We found this a bit surprising; that men seem to be moving away from the pomades, and instead loving gels and creams for a more natural look.

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Signature drinks, dancers and dancing, yummy food, gorgeous people, fancy space… yes please! Join us for Sorella Salon’s biggest party ever! We are celebrating many occasions: 1, the new salon is open; 2, its marks our ten years anniversary and 3, it’s christmas!

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Balayage to bring in your Fall Look!

Balayage highlights originated in Parisian salons. This technique involves hair stylists literally painting pieces of hair with a color brush, and results in a natural look. The stylists chooses which strands of hair to highlight, using a smaller color brush for precision. Low-lighting can also be performed this way. 

Balayage is French for “to sweep” – and the trend is sweeping across salons! It’s a hair highlighting technique you’ve probably seen on your favorite celebrities & models and didn’t even know it! 

“Hair Painting” techniques- like Balayage- require the least amount of maintenance (meaning not-so-obvious- root grow out and longer time between appointments)! 

Many celebrities are opting for balayage highlights. A variety of looks can be created; for example styles consisting of curly layered hair where the tips of the layered curls are tinted in dramatic color- just by using a color brush to paint the ends of the hair with out needing any additional tools. Traditional balayage doesn’t use foils! The new technique of balayage is a healthier way to highlight your hair, and is a must-do style for the modern woman!Image

Fall Style Guide

Fall Style Guide

With summer swiftly drawing to a close, we can’t help but delight in the possibilities a new season brings. To get us ready for autumn, we asked celebrity fashion stylist Elle Werlin and members of the Oribe Education Team for expert advice on transitioning into fall with great style. Read the tips below from Elle and Oribe Artistic Director Ronnie Stam, then scroll through the slideshow to see some of Elle’s favorite emerging trends from the fall runways accompanied by complementary hairstyles courtesy of our educators.

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Details of the New Issaquah Highland Store


We have had a lot inquiries about our new Issaquah Highland store: where we are at in the build out, what it’s going to look like, how big it’s going to be, when are we going to open and what store are around us?

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My original inspiration for this journal entry was to share practical strategies to enroll in beauty school. After hearing Allie’s story I knew her story needed to be shared from beginning to end. She has an inspiration and passion for this industry, coupled with the normal fears of taking the plunged into a new career. Her story will for sure leave you with goosebumps and hopefully encourage anyone to follow their dreams. Passion will never die. We hope that her journey in the hair industry starts and ends with Sorella Salon because she epitomizes our brand, pretty and hard-working. Congratulations Ashley, we are your #1 fans. -Jacquelynn Woodward


By Ashley “Allie” Young

I'll Never Be A Beauty School Dropout

When your parents asked you what you wanted to be when you “grow-up” I bet your answer was something extravagant and typically unrealistic. A doctor, a lawyer, astronauts & ballerina’s are all perfectly acceptable professions. I always had an answer like that, a lawyer most of my life, until I grew old enough to understand what ‘tuition’ meant. When my dreams of arguing for a living became real life, and I was nowhere near able to pursue that type of education, I turned to medicine. I never wanted to be a doctor or surgeon, I always knew those people were old and blood and guts were not as glamorous as I’d intended to be. Nursing became a real life option, a few years in community college taking math and science classes and then I’d obviously be immediately accepted into the nursing school of my choice.

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Tutorial: French Braid Side Knot

This quick and easy updo is the perfect way to impress all!

French Braid Side Knot

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