Beautiful Balayage

Balayage, one of the hottest trends in hair coloring today, is a technique that the colorists at Antonino Salon and Spa have been practicing for a few years.

A French word meaning to sweep or paint, “Balayage creates a sun-kissed look, similar to what nature gave us as children and creates a soft look with less noticeable new growth, allowing our clients to go longer between touch ups”, says Annette Abdelfatah, a Balayage expert at Antonino Salon and Spa in Birmingham, Michigan. “Each Balayage service is personalized and applied free-handed lightly on the surface of the hair until it reaches the tips, so along with looking natural, it accentuates a person’s best features and skin tone”.

To see if Balayage is right for you, call us at 248-258-5990 or request an appointment today to set up a complimentary consultation.

Be sure to visit us soon to see for yourself why Antonino Salon and Spa is the best salon in town for all your hair color and beauty needs.


Antonino Photo Shoot-Behind the Scenes

The styling team from Antonino Salon, led by Anthony Marsalese, and Annette Abdelfatah, created edgy, romantic and very commercial looks for the 2014 Antonino Salon and Primary Syn Photo Shoot on October 27, 2014.

The photo’s, taken by Jenny Risher, “showcases four completely different looks and are all very wearable”, said Anthony Marsalese, “I think our clients will enjoy this season’s trends and will be inspired by the looks we created”. The trend release is the third collaboration between Antonino Salon and Primary Syn Hair Color. The color company’s owners, Toni Coleman and Tammy Coleman, enjoyed the day as they watched the Antonino team style four models, which included a vibrant red head, a deep chocolate brunette, a modern Ombre and an edgy, textured blonde.

Along with Anthony and Annette, the team from Antonino Salon included Tony Suarez, Janelle Drake, Catherine Wallis, Heather Hill and Jeff Davison. Todd Scogg of Todd’s Room in Birmingham did make up and Jeff Newsom styled the clothing.

Be sure to keep an eye on the Antonino website or follow us on Facebook, Google Plus or Twitter for the release of our newest photo gallery sometime in November and see for yourself why Antonino Salon is the best salon in town.


Men Take the Stage


One of the hottest hair trends of 2015 may surprise you…….

Alongside the “Lob”, and the “Pixie”, MEN are heading the runways in the world of beauty.

Anthony Marsalese, owner of the upscale Antonino Salon and Spa in Birmingham, Michigan, just returned from Intercoiffure’s Fall Atelier in New York City. The two-day event, held at the Waldorf Astoria, is by invitation only and is the premier event of the year in the beauty industry. Anthony has been a member of the prestigious organization for over ten years and hasn’t missed an atelier yet.

This year there was a “surprising trend” says Anthony, “two of the biggest presentations featured only men”. “Most people used to think of only women when they conjured a vision of Fall fashion, but that is quickly changing” said Anthony, “the day of the ‘metro-sexual’ is over and the idea of men visiting salons and spas has finally become mainstream and we’re finding more and more men now realize the value of looking and feeling their best”.

The percentage of male to female customers at Antonino Salon has doubled over the last few years as more and more men are beginning to color their hair and treat themselves to manicures, pedicures and other specialized spa services.

So, ladies, the time has come for the other half of the world’s population to share the runways and headlines in the fashion world.

And men, It’s time to step up, stay current and show the world that beauty isn’t just for women anymore.

All of the stylists at Antonino Salon and Spa are trained in men’s haircutting techniques and keep up to date on all the current men’s trends. Just another reason why Antonino Salon and Spa is the best salon in town.

So, what are you waiting for?

Call us today at 248-258-5990 or request an appointment on-line today.


Pixie Makes a Comeback

Pixie haircuts have made another resurgence. Since they were first popularized in the late 1950’s when Audrey Hepburn wore the stylish cut for her movie debut in Roman Holiday, Pixie cuts have always made heads turn. Mia Farrow gave the Pixie trend another boost, when Vidal Sassoon gave her his signature look in 1967. Since then we’ve seen different variations on celebrities such as Goldie Hawn, Twiggy, Charlize Theron, Emma Watson, Natalie Portman, Sharon Stone, Michelle Williams, Miley Cyrus, Anne Hathaway, Jennifer Hudson, Kristin Chenowith, Halle Berry and most recently, Jennifer Lawrence.-Just to name a few.

“Pixie Haircuts are easy to manage and don’t require a lot of time to style”, says Anthony Marsalese, owner of Antonino Salon and Spa, “so it’s the perfect choice for women on the run”.

Find out if a Pixie is right for you. Schedule an appointment for a free consultation with one of our “short-hair” experts.

Mia Farrow with Vidal Sassoon's Pixie Cut in 1967

Mia Farrow with Vidal Sassoon’s Pixie Cut in 1967

Jennifer Lawrence show's off a 2014 Pixie

Jennifer Lawrence show’s off a 2014 Pixie

Twiggy keeps the Pixie trend going strong in the 1970's


The "Lob"-Read All About It. 

“The Lob" (long bob) was a huge trend this summer and it continues to be the hot this Fall. “The beauty of this hairstyle is that with a minor adjustment, the hairstyle becomes customized and flatters all face shapes and hair texture”, says Anthony Marsalese, owner of Antonino Salon and Spa in Birmingham, Michigan.

All of the stylists at Antonino Salon have been trained in the most current haircuts and coloring techniques including the Lob. So, set up an appointment today and find out why we are considered the best salon in Birmingham. Call us at 248-258-5990 or send us an appointment request on-line and we’ll be happy to assist you.