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Fashion Week San Diego is a wrap!
Oct 11, 2017

Fashion week is huge in the beauty industry. Thankfully, we don’t need to catch the red eye to NYC to find the upcoming trending styles or hottest emerging designers—we just need to catch an Uber to Broadway Pier. If you missed this year’s show, don’t sweat. We caught up with our two lead designers—Janette Cruz and Michael Soberanes—to give us a front row seat to all things fashion week. Read the Q&A below.

Tell us about the shows!

The shows for this season were beautiful! There was so much color and texture in the clothing and it went with the hair inspiration perfect. For Friday’s show, I really wanted to create something soft but clean, so I went with a middle part and low pony with added texture around the face. I also wanted to add color so I incorporated flowers. My goal for the look was to make … Read More

Aveda’s New Skin Care Line ~ Tulasara
Sep 03, 2016


“Awaken the Glow Within”


The new Aveda Tulasara Skin Care line combines advanced science with ayurvedic wisdom to give you proven results with any of your skin care needs.

Whether it’s to calm and soothe, increase radiance, or lift and firm, Tulasara can help with the ingredients being 97% naturally derived.


Tulasara is sanskrit for “moving towards balance” and that is just what you can achieve with this line.

By starting your day with the awakening ritual of dry brushing, followed by Aveda’s… Read More

Gila Rut at FWSD Spring Showcase 2015
Apr 08, 2015

Once again Gila Rut was asked to head the hair department for FWSD. This time it was for their 2nd annual Spring Showcase. It was held at Harrahs Rincon Resort & Casino. There was over 1,000 people in attendance. The Spring Showcase is an event that help prepare everyone for the excitement that is Fashion Week San Diego. Here designers show a sneak peak of the upcoming looks to Bloggers, designers, fashionistas,, and stylists in the industry.


There were about 26 designers there that each had a booth set up, along with all the other sponsors (restaurants, beauty companies, etc.)


The venue was enormous! We were able to meet a lot of people, even some current clients! Guests could receive information about the salon and even set up appointments on the spot. We had a lot of people take advantage in our booth to have their hair styled.


The next … Read More

Gila Rut Aveda’s Featured Manager
Feb 25, 2015

Meet Michael – Manager at Gila Rut


How long have you been working for Gila Rut?

In March, I will be celebrating 8 amazing years with Gila Rut! I met the owner, Keri, when I moved here in 2000. Seven years later, I phoned her and said I was coming to work for her company. I knew it would be a perfect match.

What do you love most about working in a salon?

What’s not to love? I adore the culture of our company, from the teamwork and family atmosphere, to helping the guests everyday. I get to work with so many different team members, and it’s always fun to step away from my management role and provide makeup artistry for the guests. I think that the opportunity and balance between business and creativity is my favorite part about working for Gila Rut. I have had the pleasure to work … Read More

Gila Rut Aveda’s Featured Stylist
Feb 13, 2015

Meet Kim – Colorist at Otay Ranch


How long have you been working for Gila Rut?

In March, it will be two years that I have been working for Gila Rut.

What inspires you as a stylist?

I’m most inspired by my clients. That fact that I can make someone feel beautiful and confident is what keeps me going. Knowing that I have the power to turn their day around, to me, is awesome.

What is your favorite trend in the hair world right now?

My favorite trend  is Balayage highlights. I love that it is an option for people to brighten up their color and add dimension without the maintenance.

What is your favorite Aveda product and how would you use it on clients?

Right now I love the Smooth Infusion’s Naturally Straight. Its a great product for those clients who love to wear the hair straight often. You … Read More