Visage welcomes new stylist, Emerald (Em) Glenn


Em, a licensed cosmetologist, graduated from Kay Harvey, (now LaBaron Hairdressing Academy) in West Springfield. After graduating she became a stylist at an Aveda Concept Salon for 2 years, and attended many additional continuing education and training programs.

In addition to hair styling, Em is also a makeup artist. She has done hair and makeup for weddings, hair shows, proms, daytime events and photo shoots. She is also a hair extension specialist including bonding, braiding, sew in, beaded, tape in and clip in.

She is proficient and experienced in ethnic hair treatments, including straightening, cutting and curly style.

Em loves to cut and color all hair types in a wide range of styles. She is also a fashionista, keeping up with new trends in hair make up and clothes. 
An artist by nature, Em has been teaching ballroom dancing for 7 years and loves to sing and to paint and is committed to fitness and health.

Put away that hair drier with ‘Don’t Blow It’ from B&b


B and B has a new creme for your hair called Don’t Blow It to be used on days when you want to avoid heat styling. It is a first-of-its kind product formulated to give you a beautiful air-dried look with a product free feel. This is accomplished by combining polymers with plant-based conditioners that enhance texture and body, producing a lightweight, touchable finish.

To use, simply work into towel-dried hair by squeezing or twisting.


Making waves with ‘Surf Infusion’ from B&b


B&b has just added to its Surf product line, Surf Infusion, blending tropical oils and sea salts that together help you create a wavy sea-tossed look with sheen. It can be applied anytime for soft, touchable waves. Excellent for dry and course hair on days when you want to avoid heat styling.

To apply, shake well to blend the salt and oil bi-phase formula, then spray evenly on to damp or dry hair. Focus mainly on the mid-lengths to ends, then style and let dry. For more volume, diffuse the application. Surf Infusion works well together with Surf Spray when that product is applied to the roots.

Tips for thicker hair

Here at Visage Salon we just wanted to share some tips we have picked up along the way towards obtaining Thicker Hair.

If you are looking for a product that helps with a family history of hair loss, you should try to find a product with minoxidil. At Visage we carry Bosley shampoo, conditioner, and thickening treatment that have minoxidil.  We also carry the Bosley oral dietary supplements for women which are recommended for healthy hair.  It is also recommended that you use minoxidil and an oral supplement together.  You can also try to find products that have other ingredients like biotin or silica (a strand strengthener).

Also, since we are a Bumble and Bumble salon we recommend trying the Bb Thickening collection. The Bb Thickening Shampoo and Conditioner are great for a day to day rinse but also you should try the Bb Thickening Hairspray and Bb Full Form Mousse. Both the Bb Thickening Hairspray and Bb Full Form Mousse work best when you put them on wet hair and then blow dry. It really amps up your hair giving it that full blown look.  Have fun!



Saturday Jan. 31, 2015 from 4-8 pm
Live Music, Munchies, Light Dinner
Wine, Beer, Non-alchoholic beverages
Please come and have some fun!
It’s on us!

Haircuts on Parade
Bring a photo of a previous haircut-
a different time and style, a favorite cut,
a bad hair day or beautiful day…
a cut from another time in your life
anything you want!!!
We’ll post them on the wall
and at about 6 pm, we’ll guess
what do belongs to who!

‘Detour Ahead’ released in early September


For those who aren’t aware, Barbara, when she isn’t styling hair, is a professional jazz vocalist and has been performing in the valley for decades. This September, 2013, she released her first audio CD at a performance at the Iron Horse Music Hall in Northampton as part of the 2013 Northampton Jazz Festival.

The CD is titled ‘Detour Ahead’ and is available by contacting Barbara through her website and blog – The CDs are also being sold at Visage Salon in downtown Northampton. Click Here to listen to excerpts from the CD.

Milkshake from Z one concept


The Milkshake Hair products are from concept, a trend setting professional brand for hair stylists that was formed in 1999 by Ivano Panzeri in Italy.

The Milkshake line focuses on natural ingredients such as milk and wheat protein, botanical and fruit extracts and Argon oil. Argon, for instance, used for centuries in Morocco, is a nut oil made from the rare Argon tree found in the desert regions of that part of the world. Known for its beneficial qualities, Argon oil has been an important part of dietary traditions and used as well as for healthy skin and hair care. In addition, Milkshake products are also sulfate and paraben free.

In addition to formulating with natural ingredients for healthy hair, concepts has developed these products to address a wide range of professional styling needs for all hair conditions. The shampoo line alone offers eight different products. In addition there are a variety of products under the following headings: conditioners, treatments, styling, curl passion, volume solution, coloring and more.

The description for Daily Frequent Shampoo, just one of Milkshake’s many products, is typical. It is described as a mildly protective shampoo for all hair types or for frequent use, specifically studied to gently cleanse natural or slightly dry hair, while maintaining the optimal moisture balance inside the hair and preserving color integrity. This shampoo contains an amphoteric surfactant derived from Shea butter, cleanses the hair gently, leaving it hydrated and soft right after the first application. The fig and currant extracts give the hair lightness and conditioning, without making it heavy, while the milk proteins have a strong integrative and conditioning action on the hair structure inside its cortex. Aloe Vera has a calming and soothing action on scalp and hair and the rich vitamin complex (B3, B5, B6, C, E) has an invigorating action on scalp and hair and leaves it fresh and vital.

Ask your stylist for recommendations regarding which Milkshake products might be most suitable to meet your own hair care needs.