Styling: Blown Away at Fusion Salon & Spa

I’m horrible at doing hair. I lack the hand-eye coordination (and patience) that makes people amazing at achieving the perfect style. That’s why nine times out of ten you’ll find me with my hair pulled in a ponytail.

This causes me to have a major case of hair envy 99% of the time. Any time I’m at {a wedding, party, out to dinner, hanging poolside} I spot someone and jealously eye their ability to look totally put together. So when I heard that the blow-dry bar concept had FINALLY made it’s way to Kentucky, I was hype. I’m perfectly willing to shell out a little cash to ensure my hair looks nice the entire night and isn’t relegated to a ponytail within 20 minutes of arriving.  The Voice-Tribune’s Best Dressed Event seemed like the perfect time to give it a try so I booked my appointment at Fusion Salon & Spa in Westport Village.

 

 They have a few styles to choose from – I asked for a mix of the Cosmo (lots of loose curls) & Mai Tai (messy beachy waves). In retrospect, I wish I’d brought along a picture of what I wanted to achieve but in the end, I was really happy with how it came out.

The adorable Whitney gave me the best shampoo head massage I’ve ever had and then went about getting me all fixed up. She also made me feel a little better about my unintentional ombre hair that I need to fix as soon as I have 4 hours to dedicate to an appointment.

 

 

Don’t you just love her peplum skirt?

The entire process took about an hour since I have crazy thick hair so I’m sure it would take less time if your hair is a little easier {read: less time consuming} to blow dry. The blow outs are $35 and you can add on the spectacular head massage for $10 (so worth it). BONUS: In September, Fusion is offering $10 off your first blow-out.

Fusion Salon & Spa is located in Westport Village; make an appointment by calling 502.429.9476 or you can book through their Facebook page. Or just walk-in whenever your heart desires. Oh and make sure to tell them * Lou What Wear * sent you!

Oh and in case you were wondering, here’s a look at the finished product!

 

Fine print: I was not paid or perked for doing this post. I just had a great experience at Fusion and thought I’d share it with you all!

Guest Post: Hair Do How To – The Classy Topsy Turvy Bun

Any one who knows me (or for that matter any one who’s seen a picture of me) knows that I am not the best when it comes to hair styling. So you’re probably thinking, “Why the H are you posting a hair tutorial?” Well thankfully for you (and me whenever she’s in town), my friend Maggie is all-pro when it comes to hair styling.

So I thought it would be fun to start doing some how-to posts every once and a while. For the first (of hopefully many) tutorials, Maggie has decided to share the steps in mastering the topsy turvy bun. When you hear topsy-turvy you probably think of those 90′s infomercials for the hair gadget. While the style borrows it’s name from the 90′s favorite, there’s no telephone order required and you won’t look like a Saved by the Bell extra.

1.  I find it is best to begin with curled hair that has had some product added to it for texture.
If it’s curled first, your stray ends will look nicer and not stick straight out.

2. Separate the top half of your hair and spray hairspray at the root.

3. Use a comb and tease hair as much or as little as you like, depending on how big you like your hair.

4. Twist hair and pull to one side.

5. Wrap hair around in a coiled bun.

6.  Add rubber-band to outside of bun.

7. Separate hair with fingers to create a hole above the bun and loosen hair.

8. Guide the entire bun up and through the hole you created (like a good old fashion topsy-turvey).  This can be slightly painful if you’re tender headed.

9. Pull hair from the roots at the top of your head to add more volume and loosen up the look.

10. Be sure to apply hairspray and you may need to add bobby-pins to secure certain places and insure your look will last.

11. If you want a looser look in the front, pull out a few pieces to create a more relaxed look.

Voila! The topsy turvy bun. Thanks so much Maggie for putting this together (forgive the photos, she did this all via iPhone). Next time Maggie is in town, we’re going to do a couple more of these hair do how to’s  with my camera so we’ll up the photo quality!

Let me know if you give this hair do a try. Would LOVE to see pics. Send them to danielle @ LouWhatWear.com

Hope everyone has a great weekend!

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