Nov 06, 2013

Pouf!  It’s a Ponytail … No, A Braid … No, A Crimped Plait … No, A Chignon …


Were you among the thousands of San Diegans who attended Fashion Week San Diego (FWSD)?

If so, you saw our city’s extraordinary design talent come to life on the runway for hair, make-up, nails, accessories and…oh yes, those amazing clothes from 26 designer collections!

The whole multi-faceted event was just as much about celebrating the creative spirit of San Diego as it was about what the models were wearing.  Part of that spirit were the many local sponsors who stepped up to support Fashion Week San Diego … among them, the Gila Rut Aveda Salons.

Get your Gila Rut On – Straight From The Runway!

The 10-member strong Gila Rut design team proudly participated in many of the collections, doing what they do best.  During FWSD, it was doing the hair and make-up ‘on trend’ for the runway models.  And now, these trendy looks ‘live on’ for the holidays as head-turning looks for salon guests at the Hillcrest, Otay Ranch and Torrey Hills locations.

From the runway to real life, nothing could be more glamorous for the season’s holiday parties and special occasions than Gila Rut’s inspired signature looks for hair and make-up.

Longer hair…Gila Rut-Redefined!

For hair, it is all about balancing the silhouette — the hair style in contrast to the clothes.  The Gila Rut gurus love to create an array of fabulous finishes for each polished head of hair.  Thematic throughout their design work is hair swept sleek at one side, a sculpted top knot that adorns the front at one side of the side part…and finally, the piece de resistance…a high-anchored long ponytail of many different details and elongated dimensions.  It all balances beautifully against the sheer drop of straight-streaming dresses, narrow jackets, pencil skirts and bold boots. The total look is elegant…and very designer original.

Not all hair looks are ponytails, but they all have incredible multi-texture and rich color.  From pincurled to crimped, twisted to turned, this season of Gila Rut artistry stretches the fashion imagination and gives holiday glamour a whole new festive feeling. Envision…a long ponytail that is thickly twisted at the top, poufed out airy-straight in the middle …and then tightly braided at the bottom for a narrow finish…and maybe one more frothy pouf-out at the very bottom for fashion fun! And that’s just one version!

Time To Experience Cosmetic Couture!

Make-up at the salons this season reflects the softly-blended, classic work that the Gila Rut artists created for Fashion Week.  On the runway, the eyes shone in deep polished patinas, while lips were winterberry-rich and color-vibrant without being overdone or overwhelming. Cheeks glowed with earthy tones and hues from within.  Each face – truly a striking part of the total fashion portrait.  Experience the ‘couture’ of cosmetics and make it all yours this season.

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