Thursday, March 31, 2011


Happy Birthday to Us! Thank you for all you do!          

There aren't enough words to tell you how much we appreciate and love you for your loyal business throughout the years. This year Wink turns 6 and we start out 2011 with fresh changes: a green certification, a remodeling project, a new logo, new hires, and a deepened commitment to our education program.

These are exciting times to be in our hairdressing industry. The technology for hair color and hair care has amazed us. Salons have become very viable and important businesses in their community and the general public has grown to further appreciate
the art, talent and vigor it takes to be a successful stylist and salon. Whatever the "new black" is, we know that it's about customer service and we plan to continue to serve you - the coolest clients ever!

Green Certified
Wink is now Platinum certified by the Green Business League of America! Our salon is the first green certified salon in Asheville. We will join a growing number of salons in the US that have changed the way they are doing business. It takes a village, y'all!

Here are some of the things that we did:
•Changed from electric to tankless gas water heaters •The use of energy efficient light bulbs
•Low or no VOC paints and floor stain •Changed the tanks on the toilet to low flow
•Offer chemical free hair products •Offer Organic Color Systems Hair Color
•Offer Keragreen Hair System and Malibu Treatments •Recycle everything, including hair

It was time to make some changes and give this place a little love, so remodeling has begun. We've added a shampoo bowl, rearranged stations, made new stations and we still have lots more to do. We've decided to keep our accessories and 30 local artists and say a tearful goodbye to clothes as we begin to expand the salon into the former "boutique,” that we started six years ago this month.

A HUGE hug to our outstanding crew who we highly recommend for any projects you might have:
Doug Ferguson with Design Logic helped with our blue prints and coordination of our projects.  We love him. Plumb Smart Technologies- Certified Green Plumbers, excellent customer service.  Eric Schenimann with All Phase Electric is incredible to work with and is a great electrician.  Jason Carliss,an amazing carpenter, and finally Lazaro Reyes- a master of all trades.  He and his licensed crew can do just about anything and are completely dedicated to customer service. They seriously went above and beyond to make sure we were taken care of.

We know hairdressers are destined to get better over time but you've got to put in the work. We've launched Wink University and have two classes per month using our talented staff as well as incredible stylists from our color and product companies.
We will need models, so please ask your stylist if there is  something you would be a good fit for.

Get ready for a big event that we will be producing with LEAF/LEAF OUTREACH. The Rock and Roots Ball II- The Benefit of Culture. It will be a huge party with a conceptual art show designed by Wink and R. Brooke Priddy of Ship to Shore. This event will be held at The Highland Brewing Company Tasting Room June 25th and it's sure to be a great summer party for one of the most amazing programs in the city. There are so many other things to tell you about so keep your eyes out!  We will keep filling you in on our on-goings, so until then follow us on Facebook, Twitter and our blog to stay up to date. And please, tell us how we can make your experience better. We want to hear from you.

Please welcome our newest stylists Amanda Willard and Thea Fidler to Wink!
As always for updates and information please check out our website and to find out about our new hires.

With our heartfelt Thanks!
Christine, Gilda, Sarah, Ann, Reed, Amy, Miriam, Sarah, Theresa, Nicole, Amanda and Thea


Right now @ Wink select Goldwell Hair Products are 20% OFF! Goldwell is currently re-vamping their product line for spring, so don't miss this wonderful sale on the classics, like Big Finish (shown below).

*while supplies last*

Friday, March 25, 2011

Get Inspired for Spring!

These vibrant flower headbands and clips by local designer Thimblekiss will get you in the spring spirit. We have many of these colorful gems to choose from......felted hand-bands, over-sized flower clips and just in are miniature flower clips. You can't go wrong with one of these baby's! To see the whole collection stop by Wink today.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Need a fresh look for your blonde? Try NEW BLONDE @ Wink

Wink now offeres New Blonde services! New Blonde is amazing because it is an instant facelift for the hair. It makes highlight re-growth visibly softer and more natural. No red, no gold, no brass. Just Brilliance.  

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Sexy Curl Alert!

Marilyn enhanced her naturally beautiful curls by getting a Deva cut......a special hair cutting technique created by Lorraine Massey, the author of "Curly Girl" and co-owner of Devachan Salon, in New York City. It enhances the curls and brings them to LIFE!! For more info on getting a Deva cut or style please visit our website:

captivating curls is just what the doctor by Sarah N.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Yummie Tummie Tanks 50% Off

Yummie Tummie is a modern body contouring shaper. These tanks are meant to be seen while secretly slimming your mid-section and camouflaging visible lumps and bumps!  Smooth it all out in a Yummie Tummie Tank...
available in white, black, brown and cream.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Shop LOCAL.....@ Wink!

We can't stress how important it is to buy LOCAL! Please help support our independent artists by shopping local as often as possible. At Wink we currently house over 30 amazing local artists that handcraft everything from ceramics to necklaces, bracelets, earrings and more. We love them and we hope you will too....see you at Wink!

For a pretty preview of some of our fave locals, visit our facebook link :

Friday, March 18, 2011

Customer Appreciation

Don't forget WINK is always on the look out for hair models! We are always learning the most up-to-date techniques and styles, so having models of all hair types and colors is very beneficial. Let your stylist know and we will put you on our list!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

KMS Makeover Spray, the ULTIMATE shampoo quickie

If your busy day leaves you with no time to shampoo in the morning, this product is for you.
It works by absorbing excess oil, increasing hair volume at the roots, enhancing overall texture and bulk, leaving hair refreshed and clean. A mini perk? It smells AMAZING so you'll even smell like you showered!

We thought you might want to see it in action, so follow the link to the KMS website where you can watch the how-to video:

MEOW! Hair by Gilda

This haircut by owner Gilda is so scrumptious and sexy! Our very own wink stylist, Sarah Newman needed some extra oomph and she got it! Great job Gilda and Sarah you look FAB :)

Friday, March 11, 2011

Straight hair in a *snap* with KMS Flatout products

 Getting that straight, sleek style doesn't have to be a challenge. Use this simple step by step guide, along with the KMS Flatout products, to achieve your look.

1. Prepare hair with Flatout Shampoo and Conditioner.

2. Apply Flatout Straightening Creme to towel-dried hair and comb through for even distribution.

3. Blow dry hair straight using a paddle brush.

4. Finish with flatout Anti-Humidity Seal to maintain straightened style, add shine and eliminate frizz all day!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Va Va Voom!

Want thick, full, luscious hair? Let these celeb 'dos inspire you to tackle volume at home with the KMS Volume line of products. Come find your favorite today, we carry the whole line plus more.

Check out the whole post here:

Thumbs up!
These products will defintely give you the boost you need

Buy one get one FREE!

Don't miss out on this steal of deal on our gold vintage necklaces....Buy one, get one FREE! $46 for two.
We have all letters in stock, so come find yours today. See you at wink!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Did you know we are now a GREEN salon!?

WINK is proud to announce that we are officially a Green Certified Business! We are 1 of 7 green salons in the US and the first green salon in Asheville to  be certified by the Green Business League. Wow.  

We are have been working hard to make serious sustainable changes....we changed from electric to tankless gas hotwater heaters, replaced our regular light bulbs with energy efficient ones, replaced the tanks on our toilets for low flow flushing,  made water conservation methods on our shampoo bowls. Plus, we now offer organic, vegan and chemical free products/services. always we  recycle EVERYTHING, even hair. 

We are so excited for this change and to share it with all of you. Thank YOU!!!

For a complete inquiry of what we do please ask any of our stylists or managers.

Check out the link below to view their website and what it's all about:

From Wink with love...


Gilda Santiago, Co-owner of Wink gives us some insight into her own inspirations as a hairstylist and just how rewarding and positive it is to be part of a small business like Wink where cutting hair and spending time with clients is her passion.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Wink is now carrying Rusk Shining!

Rusk Shining Sheen and Movement Myst infuses smooth body sheen. It works by providing natural-looking luster to hair, while also increasing movement and softness.

Directions: After shampooing towel dry and spray on a small amount. Blow dry to infuse smooth body and sheen. After drying, lightly mist for optical shine.

Want to see the before to this super edgy pixie cut by our Artistic Director Amy Grooms??.......view our FB album.....

see you at wink!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Sweet Sweet Springtime and CLOTHING SALE!

Out with the old in and with the new they say...we are officially saying goodbye to all of our clothing at Wink and focusing on bigger and brighter things while we continue to redesign our space. If you haven't stopped in recently we STILL have a rack of beautiful dresses and shirts that are 50% off!

Great savings off of designers like Weston Wear, LA Made and more, so get them before they are gone!
See everybody at wink.

This sweet lil number is  the last one of it's kind, come scoop it up!

Fashionably beautiful HAIR from Goldwell

We love this creative twist on an up-do, tastefully done by no other than view the rest of the fashion and hair from this event click here to go directly to our facebook album:

See you at Wink!
Need some hair inspiration? Here ya go!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Get carried away!

Need a new handbag, clutch or tote? We have a variety of looks that will fit your budget, all between 25-50% off. That's hot! See our Facebook album below:

Curls Night Out at WINK!!

This past week we hosted our annual Curls Night Out event, a celebration for all our curly girled clients! We had special guest Artist Cal Ellis here all the way from New York to talk to our clients, demonstrate hair cuts and have fun! It was a great success thanks to Cal and all of lovely staff and stylists, we can't wait till next year :) Here are a few moments from the view the rest of the curl party and the rest of our before & afters go to our Facebook album here :

Winkers at Curls Night Out!

Our DEVA specialists who we couldn't have done without, Cal Ellis and George Sandbrook

The BEST hair products ever, the DevaCurl line

Curly girl mingle, the beginning of a great night :)

George explains product usage as our stylists shampoo 3 lucky ladies

Cal demonstrates a Deva "cut"

What a great turn out!

One of our youngest Deva before and afters

Look at the difference it made!
Before her dunk...

and after! Beautiful, hydrated, frizz-free curls

before her Deva "cut"

and after!