Color trends – Gila Rut Salon Color trends – Gila Rut Salon

Aug 08, 2012

The heat wave in San Diego has definitely left us feeling like our early morning hair styling has been in vain. By the time we have left our homes and started our day, the humidity and heat has taken its toll leaving our hair less than perfect! 😉


I am so excited to share the solution to achieving healthy, shiny, silky hair…..THE KERATIN COMPLEX SMOOTHING TREATMENT! I absolutely love this treatment!!

Whether you have coarse curly hair, processed lightened hair or unruly frizzy hair, we have the remedy. I can honestly say in all of my years doing hair i have never seen these kind of results. The Keratin treatment penetrates the cuticle to reduce frizz and curl. It repairs damage and blocks the effects of humidity to prevent frizz, making the hair smoother and healthier with each treatment. To add another benefit to this … Read More

Update that Image!
Apr 09, 2011

As a 46 year old Salon Owner, wife and mother of a 2.5 year old, I am always striving to look and feel great. I almost feel it is my obligation to look the part, but where do I look for an updated image? I am lucky enough to have a team of amazing make-up artists and stylists that are looking out for my best interest. About every 6 months I get a gentle (or not so gentle) nudge that it is time for an image update.

I have also found my inspiration from an outside influence. ~ Where, you ask? An un-likely source J-Lo. Yes, Jennifer Lopez. I admit it, I watch American Idol every week. Two reasons: one, I do like to watch the upcoming musical talent. Two, I LOVE to see what Jennifer will be wearing and even better, how her hair and make up will be … Read More

Gila Rut hits New York Fashion Week 2011
Mar 07, 2011

Another successful trip to NYFW (fashion week) I’ll share the highlights & keep it short & sweet…………
What’s hot this season? Read on…
The clothing have a beautiful classic look with strong linear edges. It seemed most designers were inspired by the minimal. Beautifully hand crafted materials & soft tones of blue, red & gray were the hit this season.
The hair was classic. Ponytails, lopped ballerina buns & romantic curls all polished to perfection with the help of Aveda’s Smooth Infusion Glossing Straightener & the hold of the Control Force hairspray.
The Make-Up was fresh & light with deep tones of peach for the cheeks. The lips were glossy with a hint of pink and for the eyes were a light shadow to give a ‘bright eyed’ look.
Stay tuned for your access to the next shows & fashion trends, coming fall of 2011

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New York Fashion Week, Here I Come…
Aug 13, 2010


I just got back from one of my favorite places, NYC! I am happy to leave the heat & humidity, but it was all worth it, as my journey was the start of a new adventure.

What the “H” am I talking about you ask? Well I was in Hot ass, Humid ass, Manhattan to train for the ‘2010 Fall Fashion’ Week!!!!!

I can hardly hold back my excitement. I wish I had a lot of cool stuff to share with you, but the truth is what I learned would probably not appeal to you, LOL. It might even appear ugly to most people. Let’s not forget that most fashion & hair trends always start that way.

I had the opportunity to learn from Jon Reyman, an amazing stylist & veteran to Fashion week. He will be heading our team for this year’s back stage madness.

All I have … Read More

Smooth, Frizz-Free Hair….YES!
May 14, 2010

Shiny, Frizz-Free, Smooth, Beautiful Hair Anyone?

If you are a twitter fan, (following Nicole Richie, Halle Berry, Ashley Tisdale, Lindsay Lohan & many others) you may have already heard them raving about the latest trend in Hollywood………….. Brazilian Blow Out!!!!!

I absolutely LOVE IT! I am soooooo impressed with the results & I had to share my excitement with you.

Brazilian Blow Out is an amazing keratin treatment that improves the condition of the hair eliminating Frizz and creating healthy, smooth, easy to style hair. Who doesn’t want that?????

If you want to style your hair in half the time…

We are ready when you are~

Karla Lopez~Martinez

Master Colourist~Co-Owner… Read More