Samuel Cole Salon, Salon Moxie Prepare Strut ’08 Models For Two Nights On The Town

April 23, 2008 (RALEIGH, NC) – When the models come out to play during “Meet the Models,” two Raleigh events to help promote STRUT ’08, they’re offer more than a preview of the haute couture you can expect on the runway on Saturday, May 3, in North Hills. They’re also offer an up-close look at the hair design and make-up artistry of the award-winning stylists at Samuel Cole Salon and Salon Moxie, the official salons for STRUT ’08.

To promote the show — which will feature national fashion designers with Raleigh roots, as well as local designers and boutiques, music and dance performances — STRUT ’08 models are appearing in two Raleigh nightclubs. On Friday, April 18, they joined the party at Buckhead Saloon in downtown Raleigh. On Friday, April 25, they’ll “strut” their stuff at Oliver Twist in North Raleigh (8111 Creedmore Road) from 10 p.m. to midnight.

The salons’ stylists are going for a “club chic” look for these two events, according to Joelle and Jack Ray, owners and master stylists of Samuel Cole Salon and Salon Moxie.

“We work with each model to develop strong texture, volume and movement for his or her individual hair type,” said Joelle, whose expertise in hair and make-up has been featured on Modern Salon Media’s “” and “” websites. “The look we’re after for these night-on-the-town events is ‘ready to party’ — fun, wild, and sexy.”

To achieve that look, the stylists used Bumble & bumble “Spray de Mode” hair spray to “maximize texture yet leave a touchable finish,” she said. They also used B&b Hair Power, an aerosole styling powder, for volume and fullness. The powder extends the life of a blow-dry style by absorbing excess oil and providing a dry, matte texture, “and it provides an amazing amount of fullness and volume,” Joelle said. “It’s like back-coming in a can.”

Samuel Cole Salon and Salon Moxie are Bumble & bumble network salons. Samuel Cole Salon has been featured in Salon Today, American Salon, Estetica, and Metro Magazine. For the past three years, the salon has received “Best Salon” and “Best Salon for Color” accolades from Citysearch, and the “Metro Bravo” award for Best Salon in the region from Metro.

The Rays opened Salon Moxie in 2007 to meet a market need for a salon where clients can get fresh looks from fresh talent in a hip, high-energy environment at moderate prices, filling the void between high-end salons, like Samuel Cole Salon, and “budget” shops.

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