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Welcoming new stylist: Jaclyn

[level 2 stylist][calligraphy cut – gold level] [salon]718 welcomes new stylist Jaclyn to the team, currently booking at our [clinton hill] location on Myrtle Avenue. Jaclyn has been styling hair for over 15 years and has an intense passion to share her wealth of knowledge with other stylists. She has been trained under various master…

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Brooklyn on the Go [no dry menu]

We’ve come up with some fabulous no dry options for our guests who want to get in/out of the salon quickly and forego a blowdry. [fort greene] – suitable for curly & textured hair types, this quick style is big on the volume and allows your true texture to shine. [south oxford] – suitable for…

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Our Culture

By Christine, Level 3 Stylist Seven years ago, I literally stumbled upon a cute salon while walking my dog in downtown Brooklyn. The salon was closed, but as I peered inside, I noticed the hanging blowdryers and said, “That’s so different! This would be a cute place to work at. I wonder if they’re looking…

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Refresh & Relaxation & READINESS

by Alyssa, Level 2 Stylist The time away from the salon has allowed for some R&R; Refresh and reflection. As much as I’ve missed being behind the chair, I’ve really enjoyed my time home with my husband (Bryan, NY First Responder), as many of you know I am a newlywed! When this whole pandemic started,…

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Spectrum News Feature

Brooklyn Salon CEO is Creating At-Home Custom Coloring Kits For Her Clients By Angi Gonzalez BrooklynPUBLISHED 2:53 PM ET May. 22, 2020 Read the Full Article Brooklyn based stylist Michaella Blissett-Williams has gone back to her “roots”. After opening four [salon]718 locations in Brooklyn over the last eight years, she’s back to where she started caring for…

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Striving + Thriving Through Tech

by Kyra Rackley “The new norm” seems to be the trending topic across all conversations. It’s especially essential for small businesses as they plan and prepare how to navigate going forward. Thoughts around “how to increase sales” and “business expansion” have since taken a back seat to “where do we go from here” and “how…

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Vivid At Home Color Kits

by Sachi Level 2 Stylist Whether you have rainbow, pastel, or bold colored hair, by this time you’re due for a refresh.  Anyone that is part of the “Unicorn” hair team knows… faded hair is NOT IT.  That is why [salon]718 has come out with not only a single process kit and a gloss/toner kit,…

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The Social Distancing Challenge

How does an extroverted team of creative individuals stay busy and connected during the COVID-19 pandemic? At [salon]718 we have been busy- using this time away from the salon to not only build on our skills through continued education, we’ve been challenging our team in fun ways with TikTok challenges and utilizing Zoom to stay…

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Get #ZoomMeeting Ready

By Anechy Spaddy resident Makeup Artist at [salon]718 Who else’s sleep schedule isn’t what it used to be? I know mine isn’t! I wanted to share a quick step by step to a refresh before the next Zoom meeting (or date!) on your schedule. Remember to always start with a clean face. Moisturizer is key,…

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We are Hair for You

Although your hair may rank low on your list of worries, we would like our clients to know we are hair for you! So before you take to the box dye or the scissors for #quarantinehair, please read on! We have developed three At Home Color Kits available for purchase: a regular single process color…

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Brooklyn Strong

a note from CEO Michaella Williams Blissett No words are adequate to express our deep admiration and gratitude to our first responders, essential workers, and their families. We are living through a very challenging moment in time, and while we are practicing social distancing, our first responders and essential workers cannot. The call to duty…

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Learning Resources & Activities For Kids

Social distance doesn’t have to put a damper on your child’s learning. Here are some suggestions for fun & educational online resources to help children explore and learn while they are at home during the COVID-19 pandemic. SwitchZoo Animal Games: Kids make new animals by switching their parts. Switch Zoo has 142 species, and the website…

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Explore The World From Home

#quarentertainment Get ready to tour the world from the safety of your home during the COVID-19 pandemic. We are sharing a plethora of resources to keep you entertained while socially distanced. Come travel virtually with us! Zoos and National Parks: San Diego Zoo Kids: Experience the zoo in a new way using a variety of online…

Hair Aid 2020 Cut a Thon

International hairdressers are banding together to take part in the inaugural Hair Aid Global Cut-A-Thon that will be held in communities, towns, and cities across the globe. Hairdressers across Australia (and the world) will be participating on Sunday, March 29. With the impact of COVID-19 we will be postponing the Cut a Thon, but we…

Be a Brow Boss

by Juan, Level 1 Stylist Waking oneself up can be a task in and of itself. The rising sun signals the time for Brooklyn’s warriors to don their armor and prepare for the day ahead. Should that entail work, family tasks, personal duties, or play, a lot of people make the time in the morning to…

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[salon]718 Advances More Calligraphy Cut Stylists

Four more [salon]718 stylists have joined the Calligraphy Cut ranks: Karina, Sachi, Katie, and Irving are all now Calligraphy Black Level Certified.  Calligraphy Cut is a new, innovative way to cut hair using a Calligraphy Pen. The pen gives you more precision and volume by cutting each individual hair at a 21-degree angle, similar to…

Holiday Gift Guide – Gift Boxes

Once the leaves begin to fall and the Harvest decorations go up we all know what that means…It’s the beginning of the holiday season! Our passion at [salon]718 is to continuously promote beauty to the world. In the true holiday spirit of giving, we extend that passion to all of our wonderful clients and their loving families and…

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ULTIMATE MASCARA / PRIMER GUIDE

By Christine ValentinLevel 3 Stylist But first, a little history… Mascara can be dated all the way back from ancient Egyptian times. Records from around 4000 BC refer to a substance called kohl that was used to darken eyelashes, eyes, and eyebrows. Kohl was used to mask the eyes, believed to ward off evil spirits…

Why Color Consultations Are Important

Whether you are brand new to color services or an OG, it’s essential to consult with your stylist prior to your appointment to ensure excellence. [salon]718 offers a complimentary consultation service for clients to get to know their stylists, share inspirational images, and discuss the execution of the perfect color. Here are some ideas to…

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CC Cream vs BB Cream: Which One is Right For You?

Cc vs. BB: Which one is right for you? by Christine Valentin, Level 3 Stylist First came the “BB cream”. Standing for “beauty balm”, it was a revolutionary turn in the beauty industry that took us from full coverage foundation to a multi-tasking moisturizer with instant skin-smoothing results. First came the “5 in 1”, then…

Fall Trends

We’re sorry to see summer go, but we’re happy to watch her walk away because our favorite season is here at [salon] 718! Here are some fall hair trends our stylists have been loving and dying to create this season. The fall 2019 trends we are loving this year are: Rooted Blondes: a cool lived-in…

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Our Four Pillars

[salon]718 lives by our four pillars that create our foundation. Integrity, Community, Inclusiveness, and Education. We promise to create [with a unique and sophisticated touch], a community [filled with integrity], that is inclusive [of all beauty] Our promise is our vow of trust to create as passionate artists with the license to do so. Our…

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[salon]718’s New Education Program

[salon]718 has revamped their education program to the needs of the brightest minds that we are looking to add to our family. Our educators have considered the needs and desires of our future stylists and will be executing our new education program this fall. Karina, our Location manager/education advisor, and coach believes consistency is key….

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[salon]718 Brooklyn Hangouts

Not only does [salon]718 get to style Brooklyn, but we also have the great pleasure of exploring all that this borough has to offer. Here are some of our favorite places to spend time that neighbour our four amazing locations. [clinton hill] Myrtle Avenue Salon. Pratt University has an amazing outside sculpture and seating area…

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Get into the Green Scene

It’s a lot of trial and error when it comes to finding that perfect cocktail of products that ensure our perfect look. But do we know exactly what we’re putting onto our hair and how it is affecting our planet? We sometimes forget about these long and confusing looking ingredients that wash through our hair…

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Master Pureology Artist Katie Rote Joins [salon]718

[salon]718 celebrates the arrival of Pure Artist Katie Rote to [salon]718 Dumbo located at the 1Hotel Brooklyn Bridge. This is the newest location for the Brooklyn based full service, a multi-branch boutique salon which is also the first flagship store for Pureology and [salon] 718. Katie Rote joins [salon]718 with 15 years of experience as…

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Salon Today Tour: [salon]718 Dumbo

Salon Today recently toured our new location in Dumbo at the 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge, interviewing Michaella who took them along for a tour of the 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge and [salon]718 Dumbo. Here is a snipper of their article: When dreaming up [salon]718 @ Dumbo, Michaella Blissett Williams kept her goal of serving the…

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Celebrate [salon]718’s Newest Location!

Join us as we celebrate our newest salon in Dumbo and seven years in business in Brooklyn. date: thursday june 20 2019 salon ribbon cutting ceremony: 4 pmPureology reception at the 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge: 5-8 pm address: 60 furman street, Brooklyn rsvp: dumbo@salon718.com

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Happy Pride Month

We are inclusive [of all beauty]   Beyond the parades and parties, let’s celebrate who we are and our right to exist without fear and persecution.  The world is more beautiful when we see, embrace and love people as they fully are.

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1 Hotel Bride Collection

Late April symbolizes many things in New York City. The grass is getting slightly greener—okay super green, if we are talking New York standards. We all run toward the cherry blossoms and enjoy the sunset strolls on the water’s edge in Brooklyn. However, for [salon]718, April symbolizes a different spring of sorts. This season we…

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[salon]718’s Newest Designer Stylist: Aida Vokshi

[salon]718 is delighted to welcome and introduce Aida Vokshi. With 10 years of experience, Aida specializes in cuts and color, and is certified in Calligraphy Cut, a revolutionary way of cutting hair for movement & volume. Aida is passionate about her work, “What made me fall in love with this profession is the ability to…

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Conveniency is Key with Kérastase

Whether you’re traveling a lot this summer, relaxing at home with Netflix, or just an all-around busy person, Keratase Fusio-Dose Home Labs are a quick and easy treatment for your precious locks. This at home (or on the go) treatment offers an instant hair transformation that is personalized just for your hair needs. Each Fusio-Dose…