Monday, February 18, 2013

Hair Product Pick: Redken Thermal Setting Mist

By Sarah
Studio Artist

Pick of the Month: Redken Hot Sets 22 Thermal Setting Mist

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It will lock in heat, protect your hair from damage, and has amazing staying power!

You can use it with either damp or dry hair for different styles.  It won’t build up on the hair, while keeping your hair movable and soft feeling.

If you want to use it with damp hair just mist it all over and then blow it out. You will see great volume and shine. 

With dry hair I like to mist it in sections and curl each section. You will end up with bouncy curls that you can just run your fingers through but the curls stay ALL DAY (and even into the next).

Look for it at Walgreens, Target, or most salons.  For just about $15 you will NOT regret buying this spray!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Styles for Smiles 2013

Saturday, February 16th from 1-4pm

Fashion For A Cause: To Benefit Project Healthy Smile
Project Healthy Smile is hosting a lavish afternoon of shopping, fashion, and fun for a very worthy cause! Styles For Smiles is PHS's largest fundraising event to provide oral health education and dental supplies to underprivileged children globally.

Styles For Smiles will feature a fashion show with fresh looks by Kokoon, Local Motion, & Primp. An exclusive private shopping experience, mini-makeovers with free false eyelash applications that guests can wear out on the town that night, an interactive photo booth, face painter for the kids, chair massages, games, raffles, wine, hors d'ouvres, and music!
Carly Aplin of the CW will be our host. HMStyling will be styling the event. Mini-makeovers and eyelash applications provided by Brett Dorrian Artistry Studios.
*NEW THIS YEAR! The first 50 guests to make a direct monetary donation to Project Healthy Smile will receive a VIP gift bag.
1PM Doors Open - Shopping and all activities begin! 
3PM Fashion Show 
4PM Closing words and Winners Announced
This event is FREE, but suggested $5 donation at the door is appreciated.
To learn more about this annual event please check out the FB Page:

Sunday, February 10, 2013

In(dy)spire: The Independent Wedding Fair

Saturday, February 16th from 1-4pm

American Swedish Institute

Ready for a different kind of wedding fair? In(dy)spire: The Independent Wedding Fair showcases local wedding professionals — with wedding planning workshops, a community of hand-chosen wedding pros, and a totally casual vibe.

Ticket Info: 
2 Tickets for $15 
Click here to purchase
In(dy)spire features a laid-back atmosphere to encourage conversation, and as well as a series of wedding workshops to help you plan your wedding smarter, better, and more beautifully by sharing hands-on tools, tips, and secrets. Clear demonstrations and laid-back Q&A make these educational sessions the secret weapon in your wedding planning.
Come and see Brett Dorrian Artistry Studios there. Cheers!

Friday, February 8, 2013

Inspiration for Your Valentine's Day Look

By Sabrina
Studio Artist

Valentine's Day is all about love, romance, and looking sexy. Men love when hair gently falls and looks healthy and effortless. You may have a perfect date for Valentine's Day and even a perfect outfit, now you just need that perfect hair and makeup to accent it all. I have compiled some of my favorite looks for this year to help guide and inspire your Valentine's look. Enjoy and have fun! Happy Valentine's Day!


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Valentine's Day Makeup Special

Get a deal on full and partial makeup sessions with Brett

A full or partial makeup application from Brett will pamper you and make your Valentine's Day extra special.
  • Full makeup with airbrush foundation and lashes: $50 (regularly $75)
  • Partial makeup (lips, lids, and lashes): $30 (regularly $45)
Email to book your appointment. Special pricing is available only on Thursday, February 14th.
Hair styling available by request. Please inquire for more information.
Services are by appointment only at our studio in St. Paul.
1595 Selby Ave, Suite 111 
St. Paul, MN 55105

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

The Best Hair Masks for Winter

By Kristine
Studio Artist

With the harshness of winter upon us our hair is taking a beating and is dry, dry, dry! My remedy for this problem is doing bi-weekly conditioning hair masks. They work wonders on to hair to keep it soft, healthy, and moisturized.

Here are some of my favorite winter "pick me up" products that will help revive your hair.
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  • It's a 10 Miracle Hair Mask  (Target, $25)

This one is probably my favorite. It makes such a difference in over-processed hair and helps with the damage that heat styling causes.

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  • Alterna UV+ Rehab Deep Hydration Mask (Ulta, $24)

First of all, I absolutely love the smell of this product. I like this mask because it not only hydrates brittle hair, but it helps lock in and preserve hair color.

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  • Coconut Oil (Trader Joe's Organic Virgin Coconut Oil, $6) 

Heat two tablespoons of this in the microwave, apply to slightly damp hair and let it sit on for an hour. Then shampoo and condition as usual. The result will be much more sleek, bouncy, and tamed hair.