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Fall color and beyond the beachy waves!

David's latest fall photo shoot is all about enhancing what you have, not changing it! Very natural, with no grow out. Color technique: Balayage. Products: Crown scalp scrub with Sunset Boulevard shampoo and conditioner. One prep spray to comb through followed by Aircraft for blowdrying. Death Valley dry shampoo at the root on dry hair for volume. Styling technique: Flat iron pushing the hair upward and bending while tapping to create a finger wave pattern. Save...

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Summer Shoot

Although it seems like summer is winding down and we may find ourselves longing for fall fashion, us San Diegans know that summer is here to stay through November.  So, how do we transition from summer to San Diego fall?  Change your hair!  The LOB (long bob) is not going anywhere anytime soon.  Let us take you from "Beachy Waves" to "Beachy Chic."  We love the look and how it expresses a modern and effortless style. Photography:  Sarah Layne Photography MUA:  Makeup by Monica Higdon Clothing/Accessories:  Vocabulary Boutique Hair/Styling:  Tina Valencia Save Save...

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3 Different takes on the top knot or how you should wear your hair for spring.

  If you have long hair and you’ve been wearing the top knot, we have 3 alternatives to keep you ahead of the hair game. After watching most the shows at New York Fashion Week,  I was most inspired by the Anna Sui show with the “Minnie-Mouse”  buns.  It showcased a half up-half down, cute yet edgy style.  Longing to recreate this look in a shoot with our newly launched R+Co products,  I’m blown away by what I find in my inbox a week later.  Low and behold, it’s an email from R+Co describing Garren’s look for the Anna Sui Show...

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Introducing our newest stylists

Introducing our newest stylists, Skylae Johnson, Omar Coronado and Kayli Singer.  When our long time friend and trusted industry leader recommended Skylae to us, of course we said, "yes!"  Omar went to cosmetology school with Tina, so that was a no-brainer since they go way back when...

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Christopher Triana brings the art of barbering to V Collective!

We're not always in the studio on Tuesdays, but we're always working on elevating the craft of hairdressing.  Christopher Triana joined the collective back in 2016 where he brings the art of barbering to the studio.  When he's not at the studio, he's teaching the barbering program at the Bellus Academy, as well as bringing his students to us.  A year ago, we decided to go rogue from the standard salon (an establishment where a hairdresser, beautician or couturier conducts business) and build a studio (place where people go to learn, practice, or study an art).  In light...

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

Tina, David, and Jason are looking forward to a fresh new year with endless possibilities after having made 2016 an amazing year to remember. Each month brought fresh challenges and accomplishments, giving the new studio a solid foundation for innovation. We couldn’t have done it without everyone who stuck with us from Phenix Salon to our 5th Avenue studio. While David was working overtime realizing V Collective’s final vision in Banker’s Hill as planner and contractor, Tina and Jason kept the ball rolling at Phenix Salon. It wasn’t always easy dealing with the hurdles of Phenix’s location issues, but our...

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POP-UP GIFT SHOP!

Don't miss out on our pop up gift shop this Saturday 12-17-2016! Park at Balboa Park for free, take a nice walk in beautiful SD, and pick up something special for your loved ones. There's nothing like the holidays in beautiful San Diego! Truffles by One Sweet Addiction, Evolution Grain -free Dog Treats, Accessories from Vocabulary Boutique, Totes by Lola Elisa, Custom Gift Boxes by Parcel and Bloom, complimentary nail polish change, LBP product specials and more!  Save...

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“Marco Delgado: Soul of a Barber, Vision of a Hairdresser”

 A Little after 12pm on October 24, Tina Valencia, co-owner of V Collective, was chatting with an audience eager to gain expert knowledge about barbering from visiting V76 educator Marco Delgado. She, her husband David Valencia, and manager Jason Dean had prepared a valuable educational session with this Los Angeles professional in order to expand awareness in San Diego about the fast-paced and ever changing hair industry. Before the demo, Tina warmly took questions concerning her experience as a stylist and business owner. She set the tone for an engaging few hours with Marco as she shared her own trials and...

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