style trends fall 2011

Hope everyone saved their bell bottoms, big collared blouses and fur accessories, the glamorous days of the 70's have made a return.  As seen in Milan, Paris, NY, high waisted pants, blouses with bows and hot pants, if you dare, are a must for this trend.

If you're a woman of sophistication , indulge in these feminine yet strong looks!  Keep it simple for work with a high-waisted skirt, pantsuit or a lady like dress as seen Chloe and Ralph Lauren. By night think  "look at me" with shimmering fabrics (as seen at

Ferragamo in Paris), very disco infused. High dress slits and deep neck plunges will give you the "ultimate" 70's night glam.
If you're not 100% on board with this fall trend, don't go out and buy a whole new wardrobe, try transforming some of the things you have.  Tie a thin scarf to mimic a bowed blouse, wear your skirts a bit higher around the waist and cover the seams with a bulky belt (will give the illusion that your legs are longer and Urban outfitters has a great selection) or get a pair of  round sunglasses from a local Vintage shop .

To complete your look you must follow through with hair and makeup. Try easing into fall with a haircut. All of the stylists at Freddie B Salon recently attended an Alterna class with  Michael Shaun Corby, and learned some great cuts to make this look possible! This season we are seeing 2 major haircutting trends: heavy fringes and Bridgette Bardot inspired long layers.
I am so excited for these trends. A heavy fringe is so flattering on so many different face shapes and can really compliment your eye color or bone structure. When keeping them in place for the whole day, I love to use "Dry Shine" by Pureology and their colorist collection hair spray, "Strengthening control". It gives ample structure and shine without looking oily.  To achieve the ultimate Brigette look you will need mouse, hair spray and a teasing comb. Remember, Bridgette wasn't the most polished and refined when in came to her hair,  so don't fight your natural texture too much. With your hair damp apply "Silk Bodifier" mousse from roots to ends and rough dry using a paddle brush, you want volume so flip your head and dry.  Be sure to backcomb the crown area of your hair leaving the front 2 inches down and parted in the middle sweeping away from the face. Twist your hair half back and secure with a bobby pin. And, voila!, you are a modern day Bridgette.

When we think think of "bombshells" from the past Marilyn Monroe, Brigette Bardot, and Anna Nicole all come to mind immediately. 

Move over blondes, its the start of a new decade, a new bombshell, the Red Head.  Like red lipstick, there is a shade for everyone. Come in and get a complimentary consultation with one of our trained colorists so you can discuss what shade of red best suits your skin tone, eye color and most important your lifestyle. (Reds require more maintenance than any other color)
To finish off your ultimate fall look, follow through with the makeup. Elizabeth Taylor has definitely influenced the runways this year. Strong brows, nude face, and a bold lip were seen on  Marc Jocobs, D&G, Jean Paul Gaultier, Miu Miu, and Alexander McQueen.  It's almost a contradiction with flawless and colorless skin and bold berry or orange lip. If you're too afraid to dive right in with a saturated red or orange lip, try a tint. Bene-tint from the Benefit makeup counter is my go to, never fails, looks great on everyone, red lip stain.(gives the illusion you've been sucking on a red popsicle and actually stays the length of a work day!)

So put away your skinny jeans, rough up your hair, and dare to embrace all the contradicting glamorous looks of fall !!!

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ventura, ca