Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Only two days left to save on Aveda for Christmas!!

Only today and tomorrow left before Christmas, come in and get your Christmas packages now there almost gone! We also have boutique items for the special people in your lives and some of them are 50% off.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Come check out our new jewelry

Come finish your Christmas shopping at the Salon.
We have lots of pretty little gifts.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Bring your new or used purses to Meg Allen Salon

We are helping the YWCA collect new and used purses for their auction. Bring your bags to us here at the Salon and we will stuff them with Aveda goodies and handmade jewelry to auction off at the YWCA fundraiser!
We will be accepting bags today and tomorrow!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Where we've been!

The Fall Wedding Expo just happened, and we were there!

Talk to us about what we can do to help you be the blushing bride!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Welcoming Stephanie Parrish!

We welcome Master Sylist, Stephanie Parrish to our team!

Stephanie Parrish, master stylist, has been in the industry for over 14 years. She attended Trendsetters School of Beauty and is a certified Color Correction Specialist. Stephanie was originally born in Florida and moved to Anchorage with her family when she was 3. She was drawn to a career in beauty because where else can you make people look and feel better about themselves while being creative? She adds, “Being a hairstylist feels less like a job and more like a fun day; meeting new people and catching up with old friends.”

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

One of our Own!

Join Us - Our first ever Class.
OCTOBER 16TH | 6:30 P.M.
Call today, space is limited.

Bethany Charlson
sporting the always fashionable
Meg Allen Salon Tee.

Get YOURS free just by spending $100.


Thursday, August 13, 2009

Cara and Tovi

This afternoon, our lovely front desk receptionist stopped in with her newborn baby. Cara gave birth to her baby boy Tovi on thursday July 30th exactly two weeks ago from today. This was Tovi's first time in the salon!

Friday, August 7, 2009

Aveda - A Green Beauty Company

The Alaska Energy Fair was a great event! What an exciting and inspiring time to be living in.
Being beside tents with Windmills and Prius's - we got the question, "so why is a salon here?" And this is where we tell you!
Meg Allen Salon is an Aveda Concept Salon. Which means we follow the practices that all Aveda Salons follow.

So what does this mean for you?

We're the first beauty company manufacturing with 100% windpower.
Products are plant derived and our color is 99% naturally plant derived.
We source our ingredients from traditional communities around the world.
Aveda strives to minimize packaging and is thoughtful about the packaging they do use.

As a salon we recycle everything. everything. bottle caps included. we've gotten rid of paper towels and have gone strictly to washable materials.

check out the website for more information.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Alaska Energy Fair

come join us ath the ALASKA ENERGY FAIR.

great education, music and vendors.

We'll have a tent, so stop by and say hi!

THIS saturday. 11 am - 9 pm.

We Welcome ....

Grier McGarvey

Grier came to us from Gregory, Michigan looking to take on a “New Frontier” in her life and career.

She graduated from Beauty School in Aiea, Hawaii and a year later was working as a Team Leader at the Aveda Institute in Las Vegas. She then launched her own career working at Ashka Salon and Spa, and the later Essential Elegance Salon and Day Spa. She’s had numerous educational classes and feels it’s played a vital role in the stylist she is, and who she is going to become.
When the shear’s aren’t in her hand Grier enjoys taking her dog on hikes, going on road trips and spending time with loved ones.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Summer Sunshine in Alaska

This summer Alaskans have been treated to a beautiful summer full of sunshine and hot weather. Outdoors in Alaska offers endless opportunities. Whether its hiking, boating, fishing, kayaking, or barbecuing in the backyard, Alaskans have been exposed to more sun this summer than the past years. Typically, we do not need to worry about sun damage because the weather is normally not this hot. Aveda has developed a brand new system that focuses on cleansing, protecting, and restoring damaged hair that is exposed to the hot sun. After using these three products, your hair will feel replenished and protected. So be sure to check out this new product line that has become an essential part of a healthy summer.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Products Galore!

Come on in and try our top rated products. You, the consumer has given these products 5 stars so they MUST work!


"Love the colors and LOVE the brush. It is so easy to get a great blend that looks natural. I am looking at several other color combinatons to order. Generally I am not that comfortable with makeup and often tend to just "go without". But I wanted a more polished look for work so added this. This week, several people have made positive comments - not noticing makeup - just "you are looking great!"


"This makes my hands feel smooth and not greasy at all. Bottomline this cream is awesome and can only be recommended. Don't worry about buying the small size cause you do not need much at a time and mine lasts forever! That fact and the quality of Aveda products make the prices justifiable."


"The amazing Foot Relief product is the next best thing to a day at the spa -- in fact, it's better -- since you can add some luxury to your daily routine in the comfort of your own home! This rich cream is a sensory delight to my feet and works like magic to soften rough patches and smooth out calluses. The best part of this product, however, is the incredible tingle and relief it delivers to my tired feet after a long day. The feeling is delightful -- and a complete aromatherapy experience as well. This cream has a beautifully refreshing scent!
I highly recommend this product; it is heaven-scent!"


"I have been using this product on my hair for the past 7 years, and I can't live without it! I have a very frizzy mane, and this gloss never fails to tame it, and keep it tame, for an entire outing. Love it, love it, love it!"


"I used this product for the first time today, and I was amazed. I have extremely fine, thin, long blonde hair, and I needed to put it up out of my face. Usually, when I have my hair in a ponytail, annoying little wisps grow out Medusa-like all around my head. Today, I sprayed a little bit of Witch Hazel Hair Spray onto the smooth part of my hair, and it held all day long while I sweated and moved boxes up and down stairs. Never did a hair stray. Amazing. No sticky heavy residue, either. A gold-star find!"

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Smooth Infusion Glossing Straightener

a NEW product we LOVE.

AVEDA did good.

- Smooth Infusion Glossing Straightener -

Smooth Infusion Glossing Straightener provides ultimate straightening and smoothing effects for even the most intense waves and curls with blow-dry styling.
• Delivers a long lasting hold that maintains a straight/smooth style throughout the day.
• Defends against humidity
• Provides a polished, shiny look
• Protects hair cuticle from heat damage by thermal styling tools.

stop in for a blowout and a smooth sleek shine.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

The sweet spot.

The days are longer, our energy is higher, and things are happening.  Having grown up on the east coast where summers meant long and lazy days; it’s most certainly a shift being in Anchorage where everyone scarfs up every last bit of dailylight in these days.  

As life happens, change unfolds, and things are constantly moving – I’m realizing the extreme importance of feeling balanced and how to find it.  Here at the salon we have Chakra’s and as I’ve looked more into these I have found a greater root as to where balance can come from in the different aspects of our lives.


“Chakras are spinning wheels of energy located along the spine, from the tailbone to the crown of the head. Ayurveda, (Aveda’s Philosophy) reconginzes seven main chakra energy centers, each emitting a different color and vibrating at a different frequency.

The chakra energy centers are junctions between consciousness (mind) and matter (body). They link the various aspects of what makes us human: our physical, energetic, emotional, mental, social and spiritual selves. 

The state of each chakra has significant effects on one’s health. When chakra energy flows are blocked, one experiences diminished health.

When one focuses on the charkas, one can connect to any mental, emotional and physical imbalances occurring within the charkas.”

                       from the  Aveda Website. {}

7 Chakras – all a different point in your body. 

Chakra 1- is at the base of your trunk.  That’s where we are grounded and take care of our basic needs.

Chakra 2- is between your hips.  We move beyond our basic needs and into relationships with others.

Chakra 3- is between our lungs. This is the center of motivation. This is where we set our motivations and desires.

Chakra 4- is our heart. Here lies sympathy, empathy and love.

Chakra 5- is in our throat. Creativity, self expression, and communication can be found here.

Chakra 6 –  is in our brain.  This is the center of intuition, imagination, and perception.

Chakra 7 – is above our head.  This is where we connect with something greater than ourself, expressing wisdom, tapping into our spirituality.


Our main mission at Meg Allen Salon is to have everyone leave here feeling like they’ve never felt better; all 7 Chakras colorfully humming away.  Balanced, whole, beautiful, and just plain good.  We all have those people in our lives that we walk away from feeling like a million bucks, and we honestly just want to be a place like that for you. 

So if you’re having an off day, if Chakra 6 is a little too far to the right and you can’t seem to get a hold of Chakra 3 – do what you need to do to get there.   If it means pulling out the Kitchen Aid and baking balance back in – than do it.  If it means driving around with your dog hanging out the window, totally jamming out to a Michelle Branch cd – do it.  If it means rolling out of bed and hitting play on a yogadownload podcast – do it.   We all deserve it – and we all know how good it feels to be there...To be in that sweet spot where things are how they were always intended to be.


Sunday, June 21, 2009

AWAIC Summer Solstice Festival

We had a booth at the Summer Solstice Festival this past weekend. It was great to participate in the event that benefitted the AWAIC (Abused Women Aid in Crisis) center.
We were able to talk to a lot of people about the salon and sold a lot of jewelry, organic cotton scarves, and handmade bags.
Our boutique in the salon has made the commitment to only carry handmade items to support independent artists.

Thanks to everyone who stopped by to say hello! We had a great time.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Look what the Breeze blew in!

We’re not sure about all of you – But here at the salon we have definitely felt that summer is in the full swing of things.  Doors open and that fresh Alaskan air making its way into the salon.  

Stop in to check out new jewelry by Orion Designs, one of our own Alaskans!  I just opened a box this morning of fabulous, fun, purses from Utah!

 More Boutique items will be coming soon including handmade wallets and fun cards.  


Swing by, feel the breeze, grab some tea – and enjoy!


P.S.  Ask for a makeup touch up while you’re here!



Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Oceans Festival was a big success!

We had a great time at The Oceans Festival this past weekend. The morning started out a bit chilly, but as the festival started the sun broke through the clouds and stayed out ALL day.
There was non-stop live music all afternoon and evening. Bands like Full Sail, Rabbit Creek Ramblers, Last Train , Sweating Honey and Pimps of Joytime.

Our booth was right in the main walkway and directly across from the Moose's Tooth "beer garden" which made for some fun entertainment!
It was very exciting to see such a big crowd and enjoy being outside all day long!

The turnout was GREAT! We are all happy for a sunny summer. We deserve it after last year!

Lucy Allen, the youngest Meg Allen Salon team member, taking a break on the lawn.

Thanks for a great Saturday on the Park Strip!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

OCEANS festival

Meg Allen Salon will be @ the Ocean's Festival THIS Saturday.

Come check us out along with other great vendors, music, and food!

Gift Cards over $150 will be 20% off.  

Check out all the Jewelry : 
      MegAllenJewelry - New Pieces
Twist Style - Freshly unpacked from Virginia!
TrueLilly - Artist will be @ the booth on Saturday!

Monday, April 13, 2009


As most of you know April is Earth Month. Aveda is committed every month to the environment with their efforts to recycle, use sustainable ingredients and energy. One of the many reasons we love the product line is their promise to care for the world we live in. Aveda's mission statement is:

"Our mission at AVEDA is to care for the world we live in, from the products we make to the ways in which we give back to society. At AVEDA, we strive to set an example for environmental leadership and responsibility, not just in the world of beauty, but around the world."

Our team at Meg Allen Salon has decided to contribute our efforts to the Earth Month Fundraising by holding a cut-a-thon and open house on Monday April 27th, 2009 from 2-7pm.

We will be donating all of our profits from haircuts given this day to the Alaska Conservation Foundation. In addition to the service profits we will have a raffle for Aveda gift baskets and Aveda lavender candles, Tee-shirts and Totes will be sold to help raise money. The raffle tickets and other fund raising merchandise will be available in the salon ALL month as well as at the event.

Our goal is to raise $1000 that will go directly to Anchorage streams.

We would love your help and support in our efforts. Schedule your haircut during our Cut-a-Thon on the 27th, come in and score some great Aveda earth month merchandise, buy a raffle ticket (or ten) and help us give back to our community!!!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

AVEDA Spring Trends

Our staff did some continuing education this weekend! We had two wonderful classes on Sunday and Monday, taught by Travis from Aveda.
We learned new cutting techniques on Sunday and color theories and applications on Monday.
I think the weekend left us all feeling refreshed and excited to get back behind the chair!

I noticed that a lot of the runway fashion for spring/summer is easily translated to hair do's. Aveda does a great job of keeping us, as stylists, updated and educated on current styles and trends.

Ashley and Apple

Leah, Natalie, Apple, Meg, Ashley and Jenn

Natalie, Jenn and Ashley

Apple and Travis (the instructor)

Ashley checking her cut.

Saturday, March 21, 2009


We are happy to announce that for the rest of March and ALL of April, we will have yummy cupcakes for sampling on Fridays and Saturdays!
The staff has all given their approval and great review of the yummy treats that Arika White of Cloud Nine Cupcakes brought in for us.

Come in for a Delicious cupcake and a hot cup of tea. We would love to see you!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Bridal Photo Shoot

As a staff, we did some bridal up-dos and had the very talented Janna from Photo Arts shoot our models.
We have a very talented group working at the salon.

Stylist credits for this shoot:
Meg Allen, hair
Ashley Zaugg, hair
Jenn Schwab, hair
Georgia Fan, make-up

Model credits:
Cara Schreckenghost
Korina Velasco
Kristin Humphrey
Kalyssa Maile