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We haven’t hosted a First Friday event at Globe Salon for a few months, and there is no better month than November to do another. The days grow shorter, but the weather is near perfect and holiday season is fast approaching. As Thursday is the 13th anniversary of the day we first opened (as well as Halloween and Nevada Day!), November’s First Friday presents a perfect opportunity to host a fall event, and to raise a glass for our anniversary.

Please join us at the salon on Friday, November 1, from 6–9pm, for a fall celebration. Since it’s First Friday, we’re hosting Birds of a Feather, an exhibit featuring new multimedia works by homegrown artist Sam Reza. Since it’s a party, we’ve asked DJ Rex Dart (you may know him from the Double Down Saloon and Velveteen Rabbit) to crank out some of his super eclectic grooves. And since it’s also Dia de los Muertos, we’ll have some tasty Mexican snacks, a pitcher of margaritas, and a bottle or two of bubbly, for good measure.

We’ll also be launching our Thirteen-Dollar Deals, including $13 Brow Waxes (when added to any other Skin Care Service; reg $23), $13 Kerastase Instant Treatments (added to any cut, color or blowout; reg $20) and $13 off any full size shampoo + conditioner pair (all available through Thanksgiving only).

So guests, neighbors and friends, we hope you can stop by this First Friday and enjoy some art, music and a good time with your friends at Globe Salon, right in the heart of Las Vegas and its downtown Arts District!

WHAT: Your #DTLVsalon does First Friday right
WHERE: Globe Salon, of course
WHEN: Friday, November 1, 6-9pm

Parking tight? The meters along Fourth Street (right by the salon) are almost always available; cash or credit.

This week, Globe Salon’s licensed aesthetician and self-proclaimed skin care fanatic Eva writes her first blog, featuring tips about how to care for your skin as the seasons change:

At last! The Las Vegas valley has cooled down from the squelching summer heat. The long summer days have gone, leaving behind layers of dull, dead skin cells that diminish your skin’s appearance. And just as cooler weather prompts us to change our wardrobe, our skin care routine must add some layers as well. You may be noticing symptoms like flakiness, chapped skin, and an overall tightness. All are caused by the change in weather, and it happens especially from summer to fall when the air really dries up here in the desert.

To ensure your skin stays vibrant, hydrated and supple in the cooler months, adding exfoliation to your regimen is key. Exfoliation removes the dead layer of skin cells from the skin’s surface, making the skin appear brighter and more youthful. It also allows the skin to absorb serums and moisturizers more efficiently, helping them penetrate healthy layers of skin and making them more effective. I like to do my exfoliation twice a week, at night, to keep my skin glowing. It also reminds me to carve out a little extra “me” time to take care of myself.

There are two different categories of exfoliation: manual and chemical. This gives you a plethora of options from which to choose for your personal skin care ritual. Manual exfoliation is exactly what it sounds like: Physically removing dead skin cells using a scrub, brush or washcloth. Microdermabrasion is a popular example of a professional-level manual exfoliation. At Globe Salon, we offer a baking-soda based microdermabrasion treatment that is very gentle in comparison to the traditional service (which uses harsh metallic crystals) while achieving stunning results.

Alternatively, a chemical exfoliator uses chemicals, acids, or enzymes to literally nibble away and digest dead skin. Think of it like little Pac-Mans on the surface of your skin! Look for ingredients like glycolic acid or fruit enzymes when investing in a chemical exfoliant. At Globe Salon, we use a BioElements enzyme-based exfoliation in all of our facial treatments. For example, our essential facial — the 60-minute Corrective — uses a mixture of papaya and pineapple enzymes. We also offer at-home exfoliation treatments that we will customize for your skin after any in-salon facial treatment.

Manual exfoliation is best at improving the texture and tone of skin showing conditions like flakiness or scarring; chemical exfoliation is effective at refining large pores and diminishing hyper-pigmentation from the sun. Both methods are wonderful at reducing fine lines and wrinkles and removing yucky dull skin, and both are most effective when administered together by a professional. When it comes to finding the best approach, it’s best to allow a licensed aesthetician to examine your skin and help design a regimen tailored for you. So, come in and experience a results-oriented facial at Globe Salon and help defend your skin against seasonal changes. You will feel refreshed and rejuvenated — and look it, too! We look forward to seeing you soon. ~Eva

The air chills with the arrival of fall. Our hair and skin changes with the weather, and the holiday season — with all its parties and events — is in our sights. There’s no better time to sharpen your look, a little or a lot, than right now.

The last several years, we have been doing so much ombré at Globe Salon that it is no longer an economy-driven trend but rather a legitimate style choice. This fall, our colorists are taking the contrasting hues down a notch, blending the colors more and making the lighter ends softer and less dramatic. Think about cuddling up with a warm mocha and you’ll have an idea of the beautiful color we’re doing on the ombré ends. Another seasonal trend is to add tangerine low-lights throughout summer blonde locks. This allows us to bring depth to the color without taking away all the blonde. Basically, we transition a bright summer blonde to a stylish fall blonde without giving you “blonde withdrawal syndrome.”

As far as hair length goes, this is the season of extremes. Bobs are a big thing this fall, both short-and-sassy and mid-length. Whether you choose to go all-the-way-Miley or for a pretty, shoulder-length bob, this trend offers a great opportunity to lose those summer-damaged ends and give your hair a healthy head start for the holidays. You don’t have to go super short; the shoulder-length bob works really well for most people. And if you have never gone that “short” before, don’t be scared; you will still be able to put it into a pony tail!

With the moisture of the monsoon season gone, Las Vegas is back to its normal dry desert air. Our hair really craves moisture during the colder months, but it can be hard to give it what it needs without weighing it down and squashing its style. That’s where our Kerastase hair care line comes in. The variety of their products that we offer (and how good they are at repairing the hair) means you can maintain your hair’s style and health even in our dry climate. We strongly recommend that our guests use one of the amazing Kerastase Thermique leave-in conditioners to help the hair stay healthy, especially when torturing it with the heat of a blow dryer or flat iron. We use these products every day in the salon, and they have an impressive overall effect in keeping your hair happy. And having happy hair means one less thing to worry about during this busy season! ~Staci Linklater, Globe Salon Director