Christina Glover’s idea of styling her hair is putting it back in a ponytail. Nothing wrong with that, but the Rodgers Forge resident was ready to amp up her look a bit. As the winner of the most recent Towson Flyer makeover, amp it up she did.
The Flyer partnered with the stylists at Scene North Salon in Lutherville to give Glover — who is a mother of two young boys and a part-time office assistant — a fun new look, on the house.
Scene North is new to Lutherville, but it gained a large following at its previous location — as Scene 217 — in Little Italy and was often lauded in local magazines. It’s co-owned by Debbie Ingrao and Dorie Polakoff.
Stylists Alisha Vecchioni and Ashley Windsor consulted with Glover to find out what looks she likes, and how much time she’s willing to spend on her hair. They agreed on a lob cut (longer in the front), by Vecchioni, and a foilyage treatment, by Windsor, to lighten it.
Foilyage combines the traditional foil coloring method with the balayage technique. Balayage color is hand-painted on the hair and grows out in a natural-looking way. Along with looking good immediately, it also needs to be touched up less frequently because there is no harsh line in between the old and new colors.
Along with a makeup application, including individual lashes, Glover was given advice on how to re-create her hairstyle at home. (Tip: To add volume to your hair, lift it with a round brush and move the roots upward toward the top of your head while applying heat. But as Vecchioni said, the brush and the dryer are cousins, they’re not in a relationship: they shouldn’t touch.)
To give Glover a more polished look at the end, the stylists borrowed a top from the super-cute consignment and gift store next door called Karma. (By the way, Karma is having a huge sale on Friday, Jan. 12!)
Glover, 37, loved her new look.
“I feel like I should be doing something more exciting later today than picking my kids up from school,” she said. “I feel awesome. I feel beautiful. I feel confident.”
Scene North Salon is located off Seminary Avenue at 1500 Riderwood Drive in Lutherville.
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