October's Wink University hosted by Goldwell's Bonita Green

Latest in Stylist Education: Wink 'Blonding' Class Our latest Wink University class was a great experience- we hosted educators from Goldwell to focus on the latest and best in blonding education and technique. Thank you to all of our models who make our stylist education classes possible. Check out these lovely before-and-after shots!

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Look who WON a trip to the Goldwell Academy in NYC!!!

Look who won a trip to the Goldwell Academy! Jenna Fulmer and Abby Jay will be attending an exclusive 3-day hands-on training in New York City in August, perfecting the luxurious beauty of Goldwell's blondes, brunettes, and reds. Congratulations!

Here are Jenna and Abby celebrating in our Asheville salon with New York bagels :)

THANK YOU to all of our wonderful clients who participated in this contest by writing reviews, posting selfies, purchasing their hair products from us. We love you!photo(128)

Wink "Cuts for Cancer" at Asheville Catholic School

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'Cuts for Cancer' at Asheville Catholic School Last month Wink participated in the 5th Annual "Cuts for Cancer" at Asheville Catholic School, donating 12 haircuts to the Beautiful Lengths hair cut program, a partnership between Pantene and the American Cancer Society.

Gilda Santiago, co-owner of Wink and stylist Abby Jay gave haircuts to eight students and three adults to make free, natural hair wigs for women with cancer.

The event is featured in this week's Biltmore Beacon!

Giving Back for our 9th Birthday!

Giving back for our Birthday!We are SO happy to report that last month we were able to raise over $750 for some of our favorite local organizations, thanks to our WONDERFUL clientele!

This March was Wink's 9th Anniversary, and we celebrated all month long. Since our clients have always been THE BEST to us, we wanted to spread the love by raising funds for some of the groups that do such amazing and meaningful work in our community. So, before each client left the salon, we gave them the opportunity to donate any dollar amount to the four groups that we chose: Animal Compassion Network, Green Opportunities, ABCCM Steadfast House, and the Diabetes Management Program at Mission Health.

We are amazed by the generosity. THANK YOU to all of our clients and to all of these organizations that give so much to Asheville. XO, Wink ;)

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MEET YOUR STYLIST: JORDAN CARLSON

MEET YOUR STYLIST:  JORDAN CARLSON

    

 

1. WHICH WORD OR PHRASE DO YOU MOST OVERUSE?  Rad!  Stoked
2. WHAT WOULD YOUR LAST SUPPER BE?  Thanksgiving dinner, hot wings and pork dumplings
3. IF YOU COULD LIVE IN ANY TIME PERIOD, WHICH PERIOD WOULD IT BE?
    Any period of art and discovery would be cool with me.....also, it would be rad if Bill and Ted came to visit
4. WHEN YOU ARE IN THE CAR SINGING YOUR HEART OUT, WHAT SONG WOULD YOU BE SINGING? Today was a good day-Ice Cube, Sabotage-The Beastie Boys, Pursuit of Happiness-Kid Cudi, Loveshack-B52's
5. WHAT IS YOUR PERFECT IDEA OF HAPPINESS? A new pair of socks
6. IF YOU COULD CHOOSE WHAT TO COME BACK AS, WHAT WOULD IT BE? A unicorn-most swag ever
7. WHO ARE YOUR HERO'S IN REAL LIFE?  All the good parents out there
8. WHAT IS YOUR MOST TREASURED POSSESSION?  My memories
9. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE COCKTAIL?  Super Hoppy IPA

GOLDWELL BALAYAGE CLASS WITH BONITA GREEN

Goldwell Balayage Class with Bontia Green

 

 

Bonita Green of KMS/Goldwell visited Wink this past Monday to go over the newest  Balayage techniques.  Each stylist used different Balayage Formulas on their models to experiment and perfect the new highlighting system!

 

 

 

Jenna applying a few highlights on her model

 

Bonita Green giving Krista a few pointers before she starts the application

 

Jordan  precisely placing his highlights
 The End Result! Beautiful, soft highlights just in time for Spring!

 

MEET YOUR STYLIST: ABBY JAY

  MEET YOUR STYLIST:  Abby Jay

 

   1. WHICH WORD OR PHRASE DO YOU MOST OVERUSE?  "That's Lucky"  (and no joke, Abby JUST found a 4 leaf clover outside)

2. WHAT WOULD YOUR LAST SUPPER BE?  All the sushi in the world

3. IF YOU COULD LIVE IN ANY TIME PERIOD, WHICH PERIOD WOULD IT BE?   The Wild Wild West....Cowboy and Indian Style!

  4. WHEN YOU ARE IN THE CAR SINGING YOUR HEART OUT, WHAT SONG WOULD YOU BE SINGING?   Bennie and The Jets by Elton John 

5. WHAT IS YOUR PERFECT IDEA OF HAPPINESS?  Surrounded by people I love, eating good food

6. IF YOU COULD CHOOSE WHAT TO COME BACK AS, WHAT WOULD IT BE?   A mermaid          

7. WHO ARE YOUR HERO'S IN REAL LIFE?  Vidal Sassoon, Audrey Hepburn, and Gilda Santiago

8. WHAT IS YOUR MOST TREASURED POSSESSION?  A photo of my sweet sister and I when we were little ones.

9. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE COCKTAIL?  Malibu with Pineapple

MEET YOUR STYLIST: KRISTA LUNDBERG

      MEET YOUR STYLIST:    Krista Lundberg

 

 

 

1.  WHICH WORD OR PHRASE DO YOU MOST OVERUSE? 

 "Cool"

2.  WHAT WOULD YOUR LAST SUPPER BE?  

A huge plate of Caprese Salad imported from Italy

 3. IF YOU COULD LIVE IN ANY TIME PERIOD, WHICH   PERIOD  WOULD IT BE?   

 1920s...in Paris

 4. WHEN YOU ARE IN THE CAR SINGING YOUR HEART OUT, WHAT SONG WOULD  YOU BE SINGING? 

"With or Without You"  by U2

5. WHAT IS YOUR PERFECT IDEA OF HAPPINESS?

Being surrounded by people I love and laughing ALOT...perhaps on a beach with cocktails

  6. IF YOU COULD CHOOSE WHAT TO COME BACK AS, WHAT WOULD IT BE?       

 The Dalai Lama          

7. WHO ARE YOUR HERO'S IN REAL LIFE?   

People that aren't afraid to go after what they really want in life and make it happen.

8. WHAT IS YOUR MOST TREASURED POSSESSION?  

My adorable dog, Roxy

9. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE COCKTAIL?  

 Patron Margarita with salt, but usually a nice glass of Malbec will do. 

 

 

 

How We Went Green

 

  • Run on Gas tankless hot water heaters.
  • Have High Efficiency toilets.
  • Low flow toilet flushers.
  • Use energy Efficient Lighting.
  • Use post consumer recycled products .
  • Use natural products whenever possible.
  • Offer a selection of Eco friendly and sulfate free products.
  • The Nail Nook polishes are free of the big 3- being DBP, Formaldehyde, and Toluene.
  • Use low and non-ammoniated products.
  • Recycle paper, magazines, shipping supplies, hair color canisters, cardboard, and plastics.
  • Serve beverages in real cups and glassware to cut back on waste.
  • Mop up messes with cloth towel instead of paper towel.
  • Serve Organic and fair trade tea and coffee.
  • Recycle ink cartridges and toner cartridges.
  • Recycle discarded hair with MatterofTrust.org.
  • Send email marketing. This uses less paper than letters and postcards.
  • Turn off electronic devices when not in use.

WIN THIS! HELP RAISE AWARENESS FOR BREAST CANCER RESARCH. MAKE A POST AND TELL US WHY YOU LOVE WINK TO WIN!

Wink is honored to support Sarah Quaintance Roe and the Blister Sisters on their yearly journey to raise money for Breast Cancer Awareness.

 

TODAY: TELL US WHY YOU LOVE WINK AND ONE PERSON WILL WIN THIS AWESOME K-PAK RECONSTRX VAPOR IRON. THIS TOOL IS INCREDIBLE FOR SHINY HEALTHY HAIR.

 
  • It's part of the Beauty For Cancer line, comes with flat iron, vapor fuel, and a styling DVD .  
  • This tool is proven to derease hair breakage by over 40%.  
  • Reduce color loss due to daily shampooing and thermal styling by 33% 
  • Minimize curl reversion, even after 12 hours in 90% humidity

 

Wink will randomly select a number for the win.

 

Thanks for playing.

 

 We love you
 
Click this link to post for a chance to win:  http://tinyurl.com/3fd7pk2

 

Beautiful hair by Amanda

Take a look at some of Amanda's most recent work......Katie Wilmore of *Thimblekiss Designs* models her new bob.....feathery soft layers and asymmetrical bangs give a whimsical and romantic look. And if your looking for gorgeous hair, look no further than her next client......long layers and golden highlights complete the look. Nice work Amanda!

Don't MISS this event!!

Don't miss our fundraiser for LEAF's international program where WINK and Ship to Shore will be putting on an amazing fashion and hair art show!!
Tickets are still available! We have worked so hard on this amazing mash up of local talent and we can't wait to see it all come together!! Join us... June 25, 7-11 at Highland Brewing Company.
 

Before & After Keratin Keragreen Treatment by Gilda

Hello smooth, silky hair!

Mel came in to try one of our newest organic treatments, the Keragreen Keratin Treatment. Not only is it ALL organic, but it is formaldehyde free...no harsh chemicals here! This treatment is great for softening hair, sealing in color and eliminating frizz. Mel your hair looks stunning!

HOT Hair by the Lovely Christine.

Keep it classy with this sleek and polished haircut by Christine.  Love it   
Pair with KMS Silk Sheen Shampoo & Conditioner to keep it extra soft and smooth.

Before & After by Amy G.!

Meow! Amy gave this client a whole new look with this stunning cut...we are lovin' the short, sexy, layers and bangs....great look, as always! <3

Benefit of Culture Event! Check it out! A night of dance, hair-art, fashion, music and fun!

Please come out and help support LEAF in Schools & Streets and LEAF International programs. WINK and Ship to Shore have teamed up to create an incredible fashion experience inspired by the countries hosting LEAF’s outreach efforts, from Africa to Central America to Asia. It will be a night of dance, hair-art, original handmade fashion and music. See you there!

Glass BLING rings on SALE!!

These beauties are handmade from colored glass and are now 50% off! Various sizes and colors still available. See you @ Wink!