December 4, 2016


RA_BAR BEAUTY is an adorable little bungalow, boutique salon founded by 3 master stylists that bring different strengths and over 30 years of experience (Whitney Olson, Audrey Ray and Kennedy Van Dyke, AKA “The Trifecta”).


They are rocking services from hair to body like blowouts, style, cuts, color, highlights, makeup applications, brow and lash tinting, extensions, organic spray tanning and much more. 

I had a SICKKKK color and highlight-sesh with the amazing Audrey and sexy blow out with Whitney and loved every minute of my experience.

I have loved this little bungalow house ever since my Facial Bungalow daysIt’s totally cozy and private feeling – a real oasis.

Some celebrity fans include: Jenna Dewan Tatum, Michelle Trachtenberg, Pamela Anderson, Naya Rivera, Rumer Willis, Lydia Hearst, the Victoria’s Secret Angels, The Pussycat Dolls, Brianne Howey, Hilaria Baldwin, TV favorites Sharna Burgess, Allison Holker, Kym Johnson, Emma Slater from Dancing with the Stars and more!


Velvet Hair!

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The latest trend in hair color is what we call Velvet.

Think the deep tones of velvet with the light tones that velvet has when you brush it in the opposite direction. Hair will be mimicking the tones of velvet this holiday season. We will be seeing rich base tones mixed with lighter bits in the same tone. It’s subtle and delicious. Especially in California, because woman, although they want that rich tone, they still want to seem like their hair has seen the sun.  

You can achieve velvet hair by starting with almost any solid base color. Our model has a beautiful natural level 4 brunette hair to start. 

First, we do a full set of highlights using a low volume developer and thin weaving to break up the solidity of the base and add dimension. 

After which we do a toner, always starting at the roots, covering the first 2” before pulling through the ends, to keep some depth at the roots.

Process the toner until the color is just 1/2 -1 level lighter than the base color. This will give you the perfect velvet hair!

We will also be seeing the use of real velvet. I.E – Velvet hair bands, velvet hair ties, all mimicking the fabrics of the holidays, but in the hair! 



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