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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 and how to recreate it!

Look 2 is inspired by Givenchy’s spring add campaign, featuring a side/top knot.  It’s a perfect combination of sleek meets messy.  This look literally took me 30 seconds to create.  If you’re an expert at the top knot, simply move it to the side a bit, allowing the ends to spray out.

 Look 3 is one of my favorites and a classic.  The low, side bun is chic and its simplicity allows for you to take a day off from styling without looking like you took the day off from styling.

The key to all 3 styles is to make sure your hair is not squeaky clean.  If it is or still has that freshly washed slip to it, add dry shampoo to the roots and a texturizing spray to the mids and ends for just enough grit to get those bobbi pins to stay put.  Our go to products are R+Co’s Death Valley Dry Shampoo and Oribe’s Dry Texturizing Spray.

 

 

photography  David Valencia
hair Tina Valencia @vcollectivesd
model Kali Passiglia @inspadesblog
styling Cecelia Church @vocabularyboutique

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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…  And we met Kayli when she was a Goldwell color educator.  And of course, our beloved barber/cosmetologist in the house, Christopher. Not only are they all fantastic stylists, but they’re also fantastic people who LOVE what they do!

 

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Christopher Triana brings the art of barbering to V Collective!

  • _DSC1125_DChristopher Triana/Bellus Academy_DSC1117 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 _DSC1121an art).  In light of that, we met with Brad Quick, regional director, and Christopher where we explored more opportunities to strengthen our relationship with the academy and students alike.  We look forward to embarking upon this new journey.

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

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 commitment to bringing V Collective to life carried us through.

We know this coming year will begin with the same wonderful energy as last January, where we attended LBP Front Row, which was a “4 day hair festival of epic proportions.” The excitement from that event carried over into Tina gaining national recognition as a grand prize recipient in a contest LBP Front Row sponsored. Following Tina’s success and attention, David attained his own success after gaining over 23,000 views on one of his haircut videos in its first month of being posted on Youtube. David hopes to rapidly expand V Collective’s internet presence so that the salon’s commitment to craft and innovation can reach a wider audience.

Speaking of audiences, V Collective also hosted the 1st R+Co regional class and the 1st V76 by Vaughn barbering class, inspiring the next generation of San Diego hair professionals with quality education from the leaders in luxury salon services. These classes truly brought to life the name of the studio, because Collective means active engagement with the community. We aim to inspire and engage the San Diego hair community to push innovation and quality across the board. After having experienced the versatility of our new studio’s interior, we can’t wait to host more events in the coming year. So here’s to 2017, where we will continue to bring quality and innovation to San Diego by traveling to the major hotspots for hair exploration and through educational events within our studio. We can’t wait for what is to come!

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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! Costum Gift Boxes by Parcel and Bloom Vocabulary Evolution dog treats S&C-Model-V-Collective-IG

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