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Highlights 101 With Lauren Sandoval

“I’ve always been blond and highlighted,” says Spoke SLO stylist Lauren Sandoval. “I’m picky and relate to clients who want just the right shade.” A member of the Spoke SLO team since 2011, Lauren’s specialty is highlights, particularly the beachy, natural look. “I focus on making it bright right around the face, where sun would […]

Ice, Ice, Maybe? Going Platinum With Kelsey Comerford.

What woman hasn’t looked at a photo of Marilyn Monroe and wished she could pull off platinum hair? Sexy, feminine and strong, platinum locks are trending high right now…but they’re not for the faint of heart. “The hardest part about going platinum is the upkeep,” says hairdresser Kelsey Comerford, who took the plunge with her […]

The Perfect Arch: Elise Tackett’s Brow Obsession

In 2012, Spoke SLO stylist Elise Tackett shared one of her goals with the salon’s founder, Christine Thompson. “I told her I wanted to focus on brows, that I wanted to become an expert brow artist,” Elise says. “She loved how I’d been doing her brows for a while, so she encouraged me to go […]

Stylist Taylor Vander Laan Talks Extensions

Taylor Vander Laan has become an expert on extensions at our Court Street location. We sat down with Taylor to get the scoop on what extensions do, who might benefit from them, and why installing them brings her so much joy. What are extensions, exactly? Extensions are a way of temporarily adding hair. They can be used […]

On The Floor: Master Colorist Angela Romero

“I’m more into science than geometry,” says Spoke SLO Master Colorist, Angela Romero, referring to how she gravitates to color work over cutting work. Last year, however, Angela decided to hone her cutting skills by spending significant time at Spoke & Weal in Los Angeles with Spoke SLO co-owner Jon Reyman, an authority on cuts and movement. “Jon and Christine […]

Hair, There, and Everywhere: Spoke SLO’s Christine Thompson in the news

Our very own Co-Founder, Christine Thompson, has been in the news lately for her hair color know-how, including Access Hollywood where she explained this fall’s “progressive blond” trend we mentioned in a previous post. Christine was also mentioned, along with Spoke SLO Co-Founder, Jon Reyman, in Vogue.com’s re-cap of the “Best Beauty Looks of the […]

Why cut dry?

  Of his preference for dry cutting, Spoke SLO co-owner Jon Reyman has been known to say “dry hair tells no lies.” In fact, he was mentioned in this month’s edition of ELLE Magazine as a stylist who has “developed an insider-beloved cut that takes a mere 15 minutes, but he’s been fine-tuning his technique […]

Fall Color Trends

You probably have a favorite color family for your hair (eg blonde, brunette, black, red) but when’s the last time you changed it up within that family? Fresh from New York Fashion Week and London Fashion Week, Spoke SLO co-owner and celebrity color expert Christine Thompson shares a dispatch of trending shades that her clients […]

When you want a change, not a chop

Bobs are big right now. So where does that leave those of us with long hair, the fraidy cats who are unwilling to pull the trigger on a short cut, but want the fun of a little change? Spoke SLO co-owner Jon Reyman was recently featured on Refinery29.com discussing long bobs – so-called “lobs” – […]

Big city credentials in SLO Town.

Is your haircut feeling tired? Do you need A-list service? Our stylists are educated by venerated professionals, including Spoke SLO Co-Owner Jon Reyman, who was recently showcased in a roundup of the best haircuts in Los Angeles by Allure, along with a handful of the industry’s top hairdressers. Refinery29.com also recently ran a story on the best salons […]