And the winner is..

Willy Wonka!! Thanks everyone who voted! And as promised we drew names from all those that voted and Ali Lamb is our winner! Ali stop by the salon we have a special Wonka-themed prize for you!

I wanted to take a look back at some of our past AVBS Halloween celebrations..

From the best I can recall.. it started in.. 2008? With and 80’s theme? Any of you salon veterans have pictures from way back then??

My first Halloween at the salon was the Dr Suess year. (It was memorable as it was only my second day of work)

Then.. the next year was Alice and Wonderland

I think the next year was supposed to be SNL characters but we cancelled it last minute.

Then after that was Hero’s and Villians

Then we had old Hollywood Glam. I remember there were a lot of feather boas that year but I could not find any photos.

Followed by Disney characters!

Then Woodland creatures!

And then Harry Potter!

Last year was Carnival!

SUCH a fun time to celebrate and be silly together. We hope you’ll stop by and join in the celebration!! ❤️ and remember..


What the heck do these 3 things have in common? -and how do we transition our wardrobe from summer to fall? That’s what we are here to talk about.

It’s isn’t yet fall.. and yet summer seems to be slipping away. It’s F-ummer. It’s that time of year that’s just kind of a bummer. We’re over the heat and sweating.. we aren’t ready to let go of the laid back ease of summer, but we are ready for a fall wardrobe. The awkward inbetween where school has started but it’s still 80 something degrees outside with no sign of chilly days in sight. The stores have rolled out the fall inventory but as much as I try by cranking down my ac it’s just not sweater weather yet.

I’ve got you girl. Lets talk F-ummer wardrobe.

1. First up the Alexander and David lose fit spaghetti strap jump suit. (Full disclosure I saw this first on The Big Mama blog) y’all this is on AMAZON for $28.95. Here’s why you need it, if you are anywhere from a size 2-8 you can easily wear a size small, it’s FLOOOOOWY. That seems to be what is missing in sooo many jumpsuits. It’s flattering and you can wear it with a strapless bra when it’s 90 degrees and look cute or you can throw a Fitted T under it when it cools off. And it’s a one and done outfit, it’s everything we love about the sundress but with pants!

2. Trendy Stitch Styled Flats , $26.99

Here is why you need them, because pedicures are expensive. We all need a break from the strappy sandals and flip flops of summer but we still want to look both polished and casual. These shoes fit the bill. You can dress them up or down AND the cut out makes them perfect for F-ummer. Not totally covering up your feet.

3. Dressy sleeveless shirts. We need a break from the cotton tanks of summer. Both of these are from (both under $30) Why you need them: because they are so stinking easy. You can wear with a maxi skirt or skinny jeans or even a cropped legging and look polished and put together. The brighter jewel tones are an easy transition to fall bc you can pull over a cardigan or a chunky sweater and stay just as polished, and you can pull them out again next spring and they will transition well then too.

4. Casual staples. First a light weight COTTON (not heavy flannel) button down, you can tie around your waist to layer or throw over a tank. A way to bring in those colors and patterns of fall with out melting at your Labor Day BBQ. (The top left is from Target under $30 and the top right is Old Navy only $10!) It’s 3/4 sleeve raglen top. These are perfect for a baseball football game it’s classic and cute with a baseball cap and chucks and you can layer a hoodie over top when it gets cold.

Ok, hope that’s enough to get you through. My main priority with transition pieces is NOT breaking the bank. Bc we want save $$ for the fall winter pieces we can wear all season long.

And don’t worry I’m ALL OVER the fall shopping situation. More posts about that soon.

For now before I leave you I need your help with something. Our long time guests at the salon know we all dress up for Halloween. We pick a theme and EVERYONE dresses up. It’s a super fun day and we love it. (It’s a lot like the old Halloween parties of elementary school …only in the grown up world.) Our staff has managed to narrow it down to 3 choices and YOU get to decide. So PLEASE vote by commenting on our Facebook or Instagram thread, whatever gets the MOST VOTES will win AND we will pick one lucky voter for a SURPRISE GIVEAWAY!!!

So here are the options:



Willy Wonka

Whatever gets the most votes wins and you’ll be able to stop by the salon and see all 30ish of us dressed up to the hilt. So get to voting! Prize and winner announced next week! Happy voting!

(Also appointments go quick that time of year, so book now 417.881.2666)