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October 20, 2018

Fall Forward

They say that change is good! For proof ~ fashion lovers need look no further than the fall 2018 runways! The tone of the season includes a number of unforgettable themes ranging from 80’s redux to western inspired attire. Even the simple scarf showed up as the latest hair accessory.


Searching for a pretty way to add a bit of drama to fall hairstyles? Look no further than a simple silk scarf or a black velvet ribbon to tie on as a finishing touch! This perfectly feminine accessory creates that “Upper East-side vibe” and is sending the scrunchie running for cover!

More extreme looks ruled the runway at the Chanel Couture Fall 2018 show, where hairstylist, Sam McKnight paired slicked back ponys with faux hawks. This look provided the perfect amount of glamour & edge when paired with the mix of tweed & leather boots that were showcased!

Show off your own version of these looks & be sure to tag us on social media to be entered into a drawing for a Cloud 9 Salon Spa gift card!


As always ~ a luminous complexion is the basis for every look. When applying make up, having the perfect canvas is essential. At Cloud 9, we’re introducing the perfect in salon and at home maintenance treatments and products to help you achieve your beautiful, glowing complexion. Dermalogica’s Pro Power Peel is our newest and most effective in salon treatment. This revolutionary solution is customized for your skin type and will refresh and renew sun weary skin with very little down time. Want to take your results to the next level? Take home Dermalogica’s Rapid Reveal Peel – an at-home treatment that will prolong your new glowing skin! Call us today at 480.598.3429 for more information or to schedule a consultation with one of our seasoned estheticians! See ya later, alligator. 😉

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August 31, 2018

Fall is in the Hair


It’s that time of year… Fuzzy Sweaters, Football and everything Pumpkin Spice!

Who doesn’t live for the change of seasons? Even if the temps are still averaging 100 degrees, we Phoenicians still can’t wait to kick off our flip flops, dig out our booties and yes… “‘fall-up”!

Here’s a little sneak peak at what’s around the corner!


Top Knots w/ a Twist ~ The world’s favorite weekend style continues to make an appearance on the runways but with a more polished twist. Sleek sides give it just the right look to take you from board meeting to dinner with the girls! Try a smoothing cream like Bumble & bumble’s Repair on dry finished hair to give you smooth perfection! See ya later messy bun!

Boho Chic Waves ~ Loose waves that start at ear level and continue to the ends looks perfect with fall’s more relaxed Boho style. Simply work a bit of Bumble & bumble’s Full Form Mousse all over damp hair, blow dry (or air dry) and hit the ends with your favorite 1 1/4 inch curling iron (We love Hot Tools Professional!)

Red Lip ~ Classic Reds no more! Burnt Red is the new Bright Cherry! To get this look, always use a liner closest to your skin tone and layer several shades of red velvet and rich chocolates! Delish!

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December 16, 2014

Holiday Messy Braids

For the party season, relaxed braids are the perfect compliment to evening wear!

The Messy Braid- lets call it American- is a mixture of European styles but more relaxed and untamed. There are an abundance of these undone styles on the streets and on runways. The models in Erdem’s springs show wore undone braids with lush, elaborate gowns: a formal look offset by the ease of the hair… Some of these are barely even braided braids, as seen at Michael Kors, a style that almost suggested a sort of bedhead look, but paired with dresses and skirts in nostalgic prints. This almost suggests having better things to do than fuss over an exacting up do or sleek blowout. Effortless appeal, however, rarely come without effort. Our stylists will tell you there are products necessary to achieve a perfect messy braid, one that stays just loose enough without unraveling completely. We recommend a base spray or mousse to stop the braid from slipping, a tail comb for the center part, a thin row brush for teasing and hair powder to give a matte finish. Our best advice “try not to think about it too much.” For do it yourself, make an attempt at the braid of your choosing. Go about your busy day. By evening, the messy braid is yours.


Recommended products: Bumble and Bumble surf spray on damp hair, Bumble and Bumble thickening mousse, Bumble and Bumble Pret-a-powder


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November 7, 2014

The “How To’s” of hair in your 30’s, 40’s, 50’s and beyond!

Rules to follow in your 30’s, 40’s, 50’s and beyond!


Nearly 30% of women skip conditioner. In your teens, when the scalp produces a lot of oil, this works, but at this age a quick sudsing just won’t cut it anymore. In your 30’s, oil production on your scalp drops sharply. The less oil your scalp produces, the more fragile your hair becomes. Why? Coloring, heat styling, and general wear and tear leave holes in the surface of the hair, and your hair becomes weaker, less elastic, and more vulnerable to breakage. Conditioner is an excellent substitute for sealing the hair and adding shine. We recommend following every shampoo with conditioner, and for extra insurance an at home mask once a week.

In your 40’s- EASE UP ON YOUR HAIR

During this decade, your hormones can throw you a curveball. Hair texture often changes in your forties, becoming wavier, coarser, and curlier. Pregnancy and other hormonal shifts can also cause thinning. Treat those thinning tresses with kid gloves. If your hair is wavier than it use to be, play this up with a texturizing spray like Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray. If it is straighter, a good line of thickening products including shampoo, conditioner, and mousse or a dry spray will add fullness and texture. If your hair is coarser than it used to be, a protecting blow dry cream will smooth it and make your morning routine faster. Finally, if your hair is thinning, try a shampoo or serum with thickening properties. We like Bumble and Bumble Thickening Serum.


If your brows have become white or gray they are less apparent, and this can throw off the proportions of your face. Your brows look best when they’re a shade darker than your hair color. Another option is to get your brows tinted at a salon (this frees you from having to fill them in every morning.) Tinting typically last three to four weeks, even with twice a day face washing.


In your 60’s- LET YOUR HAIR GROW

It’s nonsense to think you’re too old to wear your hair long. You can subtract years by keeping your hair at a collarbone length or longer. If your hair is thinning, don’t go too long or you may sacrifice body. One tip is to use layers, bangs or both to soften and frame around your face.


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October 10, 2014

Fall has Arrived!

Fall isn’t just about cute boots and pumpkin spice lattes, now is the time to change up that dull summer color into something fresh and fabulous. From platinum blonde to a trendy rose gold color, call the salon today to achieve one of the must have hair colors for fall and go into the season with a fresh new look. Check out the link below to view the fall colors trending now.


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