Behind the Chair

The photo above is of my current shop and what it looks like from behind the chair. Goodness gracious has my work space changed over the years. I’ve been working behind the chair since 2002. I opened my first salon called Bellezza Dentro Salon off of Speer Boulevard in downtown Denver. It was a lot of work but so much fun designing and putting it together.

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She was a cozy little place. My friend David and I chopped and dyed side by side each day from behind the chair there.

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I left my little boutique salon in the hands of my lovely friend David Torres when we made the move from Colorado to Florida. When you pack up and move on to a new place, you meet new people and get to redesign your salon/writing space. DSC_0627

Here are a few of the beauties I’ve been able to pamper over the years. First up a gorgeous bride. She was wed at the Castello di Oliveto in Tuscany, Italy. I had the opportunity to work with her mother and do her hair and makeup on her wedding day

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Drama in the hair “only” zone…

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Due to moving around over the years I will share with you a little secret. I do my own highlights/color, chopping, and waxing.

When we returned to the states after living on the island of Guam, I chopped all my hair off. I seriously needed and wanted a change. I did find an EXCELLENT Hairstylist, Jodi Peterson, who owns the cutest boutique salon called Sirens in Monterey, California. If you’re ever on the central coast of CA schedule an appointment with her. She rocks! I found that chopping my hair off I was overdue for some pampering. Jodi cleaned me up and introduced me to Monat products. You don’t have to visit my shop to purchase Monat. You can order directly from www.gibsonchop.mymonat.com If you have any questions I am here to help. Chop by Jodi below. Still highlighting and low lighting this hair on my head…Not this blonde anymore though. Need my ginger roots.

A few more beauties who have trusted me with their locks below.

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Remember blonde beauties to use a violet shampoo once a week to combat yellowing from pollution, hard water, fading of a toner or cigarette smoke. Also, don’t forget about deep conditioning and protein treatments. MONAT has a color enhancing product called Perfectly Platinum or Brilliant Blonde to keep your hair looking fresh. You can find it here.

I like to try out new color combinations and techniques before tackling the human head. Mannequin heads are the best.

Photo of this blonde bombshell in my shop.

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Then in her element.

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This gorgeous gal up above, and down below, has been a hair guest in my chair in Guam and in California. She takes phenomenal photographs. She goes by Tori. Check out her work here. Thank you, Victoria Heer, for trusting me with your hair.

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Remember you don’t have to get all crazy and change your whole look if you’re feeling shabby or crabby. Just add a few highlights that shimmer or just whisper throughout your hair. Try an asymmetrical haircut or add a few waves. A little bit can go a long way and ease you into a big change.

A caramel and cinnamon combination of color in the hair is one of my favorites.

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Add a peak a boo of blue, pink, teal or get the purple haze.

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Maybe you’re not ready to commit to a change in color on your head. Purchase a few inexpensive wigs. Wear them around the house or pop a hat on top of it and sport it around town. It will save you a whole lot of money in the end and damage to the hair if you’re not sure what you want to do but want a change.

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Would you like to donate your hair for a good cause? Wigs for Kids is a private non-profit group that specializes in hair replacements for children. To donate your ponytail visit Wigs For Kids.org

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I couldn’t fit all my favorite chops and dyes here. If you’ve sat in my chair over the years, I want to thank you for trusting me with your hair and skin. Many of you have made me laugh, cry and smile. For future clients, I look forward to enhancing your outer beauty from behind the chair. Again to schedule an appointment you can contact me at emily@gibsonchop.com or 671-682-3444.

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