Free SOS Special – Save Our Strands

SOS- Save Our Strands Special

Does the summer sun have your hair calling out an SOS? Let Sizzor Shak help Save Our Strands from all the summer fun damage that is leaving your locks dead and dry.
For the whole month of August, with any service that includes a shampoo, you’ll receive a FREE Joico K-pak Revitaluxe Conditioning Treatment (a $15 value)! This amazing special is too valuable to let your hair keep crying out SOS!

*Offer good for the month of August while supplies last. Must mention special to receive the treatment. Offer not valid with any other offer or coupon.

The Beauty of Gretchen

The first Shak Gal that I met – or rather, that introduced herself to me – was Gretchen. Gretchen is a stylist, and she has been making our clients at Sizzor Shak gorgeous for over 10 years. So in the “hierarchy” of salon life, she ranks a couple of levels higher than a new girl like me. But, despite this, on my very first shift Gretchen made her way over to my desk and introduced herself.

Gretchen is a knockout. She has amazing hair – thick and curly, light brown with highlights. It probably weighs 8 pounds and she complains about it being heavy and hot; however, for ladies with fine, flyaway tresses (like me), Gretchen’s locks are the stuff that dreams are made of.

Gretchen is also the most photogenic person I have ever met. Her face looks amazing in every picture, even when she’s in the background taking a big bite into a hamburger. If I’m not fully prepped and posed in a picture, I end up looking like I’m about to sneeze while my mouth’s full of lemon juice.

But beyond her hair and her photos and her eyes – did I forget to mention her blue, blue eyes?

Anyhow, beyond all that, Gretchen has a heart that is truly welcoming and inclusive. It was so awkward to be the new girl at a new job, and yet Gretchen eased my entrance into this new job by reaching out to me immediately, making me her friend on Facebook, and making me her friend for life.

At work parties, she would direct me to a chair near her. In the break room, she asked me about my kids and we compared parenting trauma stories. At the desk, she was patient as I rang up her customers, even though I typed her name in wrong at least 50% of the time.

Often in life, it seems like people are very protective of what is theirs. Their place in line, the money they make, the friends they have … a lot of people have an attitude that seems to say, “I worked hard for these things, so don’t expect me to share any of it with you. You gotta scrape and climb to get to where I am, and don’t expect any help from me.” But Gretchen’s openhearted way of welcoming me made me feel like part of the group for the very first.
And this is where the True Beauty of Gretchen comes out. She has definite seniority over me, and yet she was willing to share herself and give me a hand up when I felt most insecure.

As I’ve grown in my own seniority, I have witnessed her doing this over again … with the next new girl, and the one after that. And because of her great example, I have found myself striving to make sure others feel important and valued, especially during a time when they may feel uncertain.

Gretchen’s inner beauty has taught me an easy way to give to others – simply by being kind. It is one of the easiest ways to give, and yet it is one of utmost importance.

How To Plan Bridal Hair For Your Big Day

[quote]Dear Sizzor Shak,

I am getting married this fall!!!!! I wanted to know what kind of tips and suggestions you have for me as I plan my big day … I want to make sure everything is fairy tale perfect!

Bella the Beautiful Bride [/quote]

Dear Beautiful Bella,

First of all, our very best wishes to you! Getting married is a huge event in a person’s life – the closest time that we regular gals get to being a princess and living out a fairytale!

The first thing I would recommend would be to find ways to make the day as low stress as possible. Hiring a professional to do your hair and makeup will give you a chance to relax and look forward to revealing yourself and your amazing dress to your groom!

If you want to make a party of it, invite your bridesmaids, your mom and mother-in-law, your flower girls, and anyone else to join you. Assign someone to pick up bagels and fruit, enjoy some punch, then sit back with your favorite people in the world and enjoy the pampering!

On another note, I would like to encourage you on a very important matter. You said you want to make sure that “everything is perfect.” Every bride wants a perfect day – but, as I’m sure you’re aware, things happen. Things that are beyond your control, things that are within your control. Life is full of annoyances, even on your special day. But please let me assure you … it will be okay.

Perfect days are hard to come by — Snow White got food poisoning, Cinderella had a wardrobe malfunction, The Little Mermaid got laryngitis, and Sleeping Beauty overslept. Fairy tales definitely have their share of mishaps. So don’t aim for perfection. Set you mind on amazing, joyful, extraordinary …words that are more about your delight in marrying your prince and celebrating with all your friends as opposed to logistical issues with the florist and the caterer.

Then you are guaranteed to have an amazing day!!

Best Wishes,
The Shak Staff

Photo by: Kyle Weber

9 Things To Get You Summer Lovin’

The Shak Girls of Sizzor Shak Salon & Color Spa list their favorite things about summertime!

1. Flirty Skirts
“Fun, flowered, swirly skirts. They are perfect to keep you cool on hot summer days and show off your legs on hot summer nights!”

2. Conditioning & Detangling
“I like to use leave-in conditioner to detangle & condition my hair while I’m out at the lake swimming with friends.”

3. Smooth Skin
Spending my summer at the pool always required daily shaving – until I began waxing. What a difference it has made on my skin … and on my time!

4. Curly Hair
“The new beach wave perms. Everyone who gets them can count on a summer of great hair – even if you go out with your hair wet!”

5. Pretty Toes
“Wearing sandals and showing off my crazy toenails. I love all the different colors and designs I can use to show off my feet!”

6. Fresh Flowers
“Flowers from my garden. Arrangements of hydrangeas, dahlias, and sunflowers mixed with kitchen herbs always delight my family and friends.”

7. Sunglasses
“Wearing my sunglasses all the time! They are the only accessory I need.”

8. Flip Flops
“I just got some pink, orange, and purple flip flops. I can bling them out and jazz up any outfit!”

9. Family Time
“Daylight until 8pm, barbeque, and time with family and friends. These are beautiful things to me!”

The Beach Wave

Tired of your boring, straight hair? Do you hate the old fashioned perms that just don’t give you the “wave” that you want? Sizzor Shak Salon & Color Spa has the answer to your problem. This is not your mom’s out-of-date perm.

beach_wavesA new technology using Blocks instead of the old perm rods give the hair a soft, unique wave and cushion the hair to keep it from frizzing. The blocks are also designed to help hold the perm in during processing instead of leaking off of the hair before it has a chance to soak in.

“This unique application and gentle formula contains no thio, and utilizes natural cysteamine, a natural amino acid, to realign the hair’s internal bonds to create a soft, sensuous wave. This gentle formula is safe for color-treated hair and incorporates Keratin Fusion Restructurizing Serum to infuse hair with silk and human hair keratin amino acids which strengthen, protect and add shine.” (

So, to add shine, volume and wave to your hair, get the Beach Wave- a PERFECT summer style. Call now for your appointment 618-345-6446.

Win $80 of Deva Curl Products


Are you looking for a hair product that will help tame your massive mane? You’ve met your match!

Come in to Sizzor Shak Salon & Color Spa and enter to win $80 of Deva Curl Products.


Botanically infused and always 100% sulfate-free!

Depart from the ordinary with this exclusively designed hair care system for curly, wavy and chemically processed hair. Deva’s interchangeable product line allows for individuality, simplicity and the freedom to address your hair’s specific needs.

What is in the Deva System? The answer is what is NOT in the Deva System. We took the poo out of shampoo, the harsh lathering and dehydrating detergent found in most shampoos that has no inherent value in the cleansing process. We’ve removed all unnecessary chemicals that often play on hair’s vulnerability. We added extra botanical and moisturizing ingredients that cleanse, condition and re-hydrate the hair, more than any products existing on the market today. Each product has it’s own unique blend that will enhance the overall quality of dehydrated hair.

Drawing rules: Must be a client within the last year in our database to qualify.