Beauty on a Budget is BACK!

Beauty on a Budget is one of our guest’s favorite promotions and now it’s back and better than ever! In the past this promotion was offered as a last minute luxury. It was designed to help our stylists book up empty spots on their books by providing a drastic price drop to our guests. The catch was, it was first come first serve. The appointments were in limited supply, and you couldn’t choose your time slot, OR your stylist. (It was kind of… -a bummer.)

We’ve given this promotion a make-over and we think you’re going to like what you see. At AVBS we want everything to be designed around our guests, and this promo is no exception. NOW it’s a promotion designed around you.  Your needs, your hair, and your summer budget. (Hey va-ca’s aren’t free! Those Sunscreen and pool floaty purchases are necessary this time of year and they all eat into your budget! -We understand.) 

So how does it work?

This time around you can pick from a pool of some of our top ‘up and coming’ talent. These are stylists with a killer skill set and a proven track record. That means they have impressive technical skills, and a reputation for their ability to offer an amazing customer experience. In other words you’re getting in with premium talent, for a crazy low price. 

-I know. You’re welcome. 

So HOW low of a price are we talking about here?? *spoiler alert* -LOW.  You can have a single process color AND a haircut for $85. But the good stuff doesn’t end there. Not only can you get an incredible service for a low low price, BUT if you rebook with your stylist you’ll be able to get that same deal AGAIN when you come in for your next visit. That’s right this is not a one and done deal. You can count on keeping that fab look, and get this steal of a deal again on your next visit when you rebook.

Don’t wait any longer to treat yourself. It’s never been easier and now it’s more affordable than ever. Keep an eye on our socials because we’ll be featuring each of the talented stylists who are participating in this promo. We love getting to know our guests and we want you to get to know us too. These features will be your chance to get a sneak peak of our personalities, and personal style. But we want to get to know you! Call today, don’t make us wait any longer to meet you!

Unfortunately all good things must come to an end, and this promo is no acception. Beauty on a Budget will be available through the fall. But don’t wait! We want you to get the most possible value out of this deal. And these stylists are about to level up. They will be building quick, so strike while the iron is hot and get on their books before they are full. 

And HEY! Don’t keep a good thing to yourself, share this promo with your friends and book your appointments together! (awesome hair + a friend date? = #winwin)  Friends don’t let friends miss out on deals, or walk around with bad hair.

 

This promo is a double hitter. Besides this might really elevate your friendship status. Call 417.881.2666 now to snag your spot before they’re all gone. 

What are you waiting for??

 

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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..

F-ummer

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 Jane.com

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 Jane.com (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:

Wrestling

Masquerade

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)

Back to school time!

As the kids are going back to school, it’s time to freshen up your look! Did you know that you can come in for just the lather lounge experience and a blow dry? And it’s SUPER AFFORDABLE?? Want to know HOW AFFORDABLE???? Call 881-2666 and ask them the price of a shampoo finish with new talent or an E1.. You’ll thank me. Seriously though.. kids are back in school, you’ve got some free time. Allow yourself one hour of self care. You won’t regret it. Chances are your family will notice that you’re more relaxed and that’s a win for everyone!

Annnd lets not forget about the fellas too! Did you know we have -2- licensed barbers on our staff?? Both Tiffany and Karissa have a cosmetology/barber crossover license which means soon they will be offering barbering services, like neck shaves, for the fellas in your life. Stay tuned for more details!

In the meantime, did you know we have a whole NEW line of products specifically FOR THE FELLAS? It’s called MVRCK and it’s available now!

Stock up next time you’re in!

Ok ok I know you’re all dying to know who won the giveaway sooooo ba-da-da-duuuum!!! It’s….

KELBY CARTER

CONGRATS KELBY! Your stylist will be calling you soon to tell you how to pick up your prize! And thanks to everyone else for playing along! We will do lots more giveaways here!

ALSO I wanted to give you a little beauty insider tip on an event that is happening this week. Actually THE BEAUTY EVENT is being put on by Dr. Kienstra’s office (The Face Doctor)

Many of our team members have worked with Dr. Kienstra and his team. Their office offers all kinds of awesome services, they offer surgical options but also non surgical options such as laser treatments, Botox &Dysport, Forever Young BBL, Laser Hair Removal, chemical peels and Microdermabrasion.

The event will he held @ Hammons Heart Institute at 1325 E Cherokee on August 28 from 3-7 pm. There is a required $25 donation, to their favorite charity Isabel’s House (Springfield’s crisis nursery) but you will be entered to win prizes valued @ $10,000!! (And they will also be offering their lowest prices of the year on all their services! Seriously this event is a can’t miss!) ask you’re favorite stylist next time you’re in and I’m sure she or someone she knows has received a service from this office (we’re kind of obsessed with them, bc yeah.. it’s that good)

Also last but not least!! We also wanted to wish a very Happy Birthday to our sweet Pippa Minner!

Pippa is such a valuable team member. She’s so talented at her craft and has a killer work effort to boot. And she also shares a birthday with two of my other favorite humans my twin daughters! (Who are turning ONE today 🤗) So Happy day to all 3 of you!! ❤️❤️❤️

Check back with us next week with more info on changes in the salon, fall fashion and maybe MORE FREE STUFF!!

Comment with what kind of give away you want to see! And maybe we will offer it next week!!

HAPPY AVBS-versary!

We are celebrating a FEW anniversaries this summer.

Our location, we are celebrating 5 years at our home on Campbell. Here is a look back at when it was just a dusty construction site.

Ok I have to point out how little and cute the Boss boys were, now they looks so grown up.

The salon is looking a little more grown up these days too..

We’ve come a long way over the years. I should do a post on every location the salon has been at over the years like a time capsule but for today how about just a peek at the OLD salon where we spent the previous 9 years before we moved to our current home..

Whoa it’s been a minute..in other anniversaries we gotta mention this one..

That time when Madonna and Rick Astley got married! Juuuuust kidding, that’s Michael and Valeria. Celebrating 24 years together this year! Congratulations guys, wishing you many happy returns!

Since we have a LOT TO CELEBRATE..we want to pass on some good cheer to you! Soooo we are doing our first blog GIVE AWAY!

You can win a shampoo conditioner set from our Neuro line! Just go to the AVBS Facebook page like the post that features the blog and comment “PICK ME!” A winner will be announced here next week! Good luck friends!

My big fat AVBS Wedding.

There is nothing we love more than a staff wedding…except maybe a staff baby shower. We sure do love celebrating the big moments together. This weekend we got to see our sweet Mackenzie tie the knot with her fiancé Chris!

Here’s the first dance 🤗

They had the most perfect weather for an outdoor wedding and how beautiful is this venue? Here are a few of my favorite details..

The ceremony was beautiful, personal and touching, it gave me all the feels to see two people so genuinely in love starting a new chapter together. Congrats friends!!

Also Kenzie and Chris are honeymooning in Greece for two weeks! (I know.. drool) but she will be back in the salon soon, ready to catch up with everyone. And she better have lots of pictures of that sparkling blue water!

Ok one last thing.. here is a blogger trick. If you want a few silly pictures of your coworkers.. all you have to do is leave your phone on a table and walk away. If you tried to coax them into it they’d say no.. just give them an opportunity they’ll take it.

Miss you gals 😘

As for this.. I don’t know what happening here..

Anyway.. Kenzie and Chris, thanks for sharing your special day with us! Wishing you all the happiness! (Also Kenzie wins the award for most beautiful bride of all time) 😘

#HASHTAGEDITION

#babywatch2018 Update! Well we’ve all been waiting to find out if Blair is having a boy or a girl and our wait is finally over! She Is here! Poppy Odessa was born happy and healthy! And everyone is doing well! Congrats Blair and Jeremy! We are so so happy for your little family!

#mybigfatAVBSwedding Update! Kenzie is getting married next weekend!!! We are so excited for her (and Christopher’s!) new chapter more details in next weeks blog!

#NEWTALENT Update! You know we are always expanding our team! We have some really fantastic and fun new folks (not to mention TALENTED!!) Stop in and say hi! Umm. Also, you know Starbucks has the “secret menu”…did you know AVBS has a NEW TALENT MENU??

Uuuhh yeah. I KNOW. Like where has this menu been all my life?

#Beautyonabudget! Summer edition!!

Ok you may remember Beauty on a Budget from the past and you might be wondering what the fine print was. Here’s the deal. We are looking to fill the last minute cancellations on our books, so it’s kind of like a flash sale. The thing is, you can’t request your stylist and the slots available are limited. BUT you can get up to 25% off. Check out website/Facebook/ or call our front desk if you have questions.

But seriously.. AWESOME DEAL RIGHT?? -I know. It’s cause we love ya. SPEAKING OF HOW MUCH WE LOVE YA.. did you know we have BOGO DEAL going on too?? Guys. This is BIG.

#TWOFORONESERVICES! Here are the deets: the deal is for E1 stylists, you book services for yourself and a friend (the highest ticket price will be charged) you can split the costs or treat a friend, more details on our website/facebook/or by calling our front desk.

Ok, if you are STILL HERE and not have called to set up your SUPER DISCOUNTED SERVICE.. 🙄I’m disappointed. (417.881.2666 -just sayin)

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stiiiiill here? What more can I possibly offer you????? Ok ONE MORE HASHTAG

#KEYLIMEPIECONCRETES are now available at Andy’s.

#YOUREWELCOME