Oct 23, 2014

The fall season at Gila Rut Aveda Salons has never been so busy … so successful … or so hauntingly beautiful!  It’s hard to know where to start – but let’s just say that great things often happen in three’s.

Gila Rut #1 in 2014_City_Beat_PollGila Rut Voted San Diego’s # 1 Salon!

San Diego CityBeat announced today that the Gila Rut Aveda Salons have been voted “The #1 Salon in San Diego”, a result of its ‘Best of San Diego 2014’ readers’ choice poll.  Included in this prestigious honor are all three of the Gila Rut salon locations in Uptown District Hillcrest, Otay Ranch Town Center and Torrey Hills Center. This annual poll nominates the best local places, people and activities in San Diego County.  The celebration culminates in “A Night at the Besties”, held this year at the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center in Balboa Park.  Editor’s Note:  Gila Rut was also recently voted among ‘The Best of the Best’ on San Diego’s North Coast in the U-T Community Press 2014 Readers’ Choice Awards.

BewitchedThe Beautifully ’Be Witched!’ Season Haunts The National Mags!

Gila Rut received national magazine coverage of our mysteriously bold and beautiful hair/make-up statement called ‘Be Witched!’.  It’s from our new MYSTIC GALLERY collection photographed by Robert Lynden.  Tis’ the season to go ‘Be Witched’ and beguiling!  Read up on all the magical details in these links to BEAUTY LAUNCHPAD and MODERN SALON Magazines.

Gila Rut The Lead Hair Design Team for Fashion Week San Diego, 2014!

Gila Rut FWSD Team

Gila Rut’s Fall has been overflowing with fashion, featuring our stylists as the lead hair design team at this year’s Fashion Week San Diego (FWSD); we were also an event sponsor as last year.  The team featured 17 stylists who alternated design days and worked in tandem to create trendsetting editorial looks like robe braids (often with extensions), bubble ponytails, hair-pinned pages, textured top knots and faux bangs. Hair nets and Popsicle sticks were fun styling techniques creating added textured movement and fashion flair.

2014 FWSD Gila Rut Runway 1Here’s a fun photo peek backstage with our stylists who had ‘an amazing experience’ working together on countless runway models — all to showcase the collections of 33 San Diego fashion designers!  Congratulations to all our participating team members which included Karla Lopez-Martinez, Brita Schramm, Rhita Benton, Laura Cross, Andre Holt, Brittney MacGregor, Elida Dozal, Katie Christman, Carina Hernandez, Sarah Hernandez, Eileen Stansburry, Gabi Ordonez, Michael Soberanes, Nadia Provenzano, Andrea Roy, Vantha Sao and Jennifer Rotter.   Photos by Michael Soberanes.

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