SAS Blow Dry & Makeup Bar [Giveaway]

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I had my 20-year high school reunion last month. So weird, because it really seems like 1992 was not that long ago. Seeing that many people hadn’t seen me in about, oh, 20 years, I wanted to try to do what I could to improve upon the last image they might of had of me, and that was one of a very big spiral perm so I made an appointment at a new blow dry bar in OC called SAS to see what they could do to SAS me up before the big event!

SAS, which stands for “Shampoo & Style” is a full service blow dry and makeup bar, so I was thrilled to not only be getting my hair done, but my makeup too!

When I walked in on that Saturday afternoon, the place was BUZZING with energy. Light and bright and decked out in beautiful colors, this is the perfect place to get the party started!

I was introduced to my stylist, who would be doing both my hair and makeup, and once settled into my chair, I was first given a quick scalp massage with scented oils (heaven) and then offered a complimentary beverage, of which, a glass of chardonnay was exactly what I needed to calm my pre-reunion nerves! Cheers to 1992 and the hope that spiral perms never return…

After a delightful wash, we headed back to the blow dry chair and she went to work. I think getting your hair blown out is one of the most pampering things you can do for yourself. To not have to worry about having a “good hair day” is such a luxury, especially when you need to look extra gorgeous for a special event.

I opted to go with big, loose, (try to be) sexy curls, as this is a style I can never do on my own.  It sort of felt like I was getting ready for prom, with the bonus that I already knew my date (my hubby) already really liked me!

And the MAKEUP was to-die-for!!!! One of the first things my stylist told me is, “you have to get the lashes too!” Yes, you can add on (natural-looking) fake lashes for only +$10 to your makeup application. I haven’t worn lashes since my wedding day 10 years ago, and it was so MUCH fun.

I didn’t look while I was getting dolled up, and when she finally showed me in the mirror when I was done, I was shocked because it didn’t even almost look like me! I have to say, I felt fabulous.

And isn’t that the most important thing after all?  Not so much how you actually look, but how you FEEL you look? There is no price you can put on that!

I absolutely loved, loved, loved SAS and it will be my go-to place anytime I need a great blow out or professional makeup (even think of SAS for your family holiday card photo – perfect, right?!)

The prices are super reasonable, the blow outs start at only $35, but can run up to $65 if you are wanting a full updo for a formal event or wedding.  Want a little extra pampering?  Opt for the +$10 Spoil Me add on and get a deep conditioning treatment and 10 minute revitalizing scalp massage.

Makeup application starts at only $20 for “Starry Eyes” which is eyeliner, mascara and eye shadow.  Be camera-ready with the “Cover Girl” for $35, which includes full makeup, including foundation, powder, the works!

And my personal favorite, the +$10 lashes add on. LOVED THESE! They totally make your eyes POP and were so fun to feel just a little extra glamorous.

Call 949.646.6345 to make an appointment, or book one easily online.

Hooray! It’s a Tiny Giveaway! One lucky reader will win “The SAS” signature blowout which includes a scalp massage, shampoo, and blow dry with a custom style tailored just for you. Gorgeous! Enter here!!!

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[Disclosure: SAS is a Tiny Oranges Sponsor & I received my services complimentary to facilitate a review. All opinions are 100% my own. LOVE SAS.]

Photo credits: SAS Salon. Except of course the befores and afters…and the 1992 stellar senior photo…those are mine.


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  1. 1
    Rachel B says:

    I have 2 weddings in September…totally need this to help me look great!

    • 2
      Jen says:

      PERFECT for weddings!!

  2. 3
    Susanne says:

    Oh my gosh, Jen! Gorgeous! (And I just love that you included your pic from 1992!)

    • 4
      Jen says:

      What was I thinking?? A couple of girlfriends were talking after the reunion, and I commented on how so many women looked so gorgeous – Even better than what they looked like at 18 – and one of my friends said , “that’s because our hair was so big back then no one could see our face!” 🙂

  3. 5
    Alana says:

    I’ve been dying to try this place!

    • 6
      Jen says:

      You will love it!

  4. 7
    Nicki says:

    My hair could use a little post summer pick me up!

  5. 8
    Melissa says:

    I would love this for a special night out we have coming up.

  6. 9
    Lauren K says:

    I’ve been wanting to try this place- such a great giveaway!

  7. 10
    Carmen says:

    Jen, my girlfriend and I had our 20th reunion last year and did the same thing, however SAS was not open yet. Anyway, love it! Look forward to being pampered again!

  8. 11
    Cristin says:

    Wow, what a great concept. This would be perfect for my birthday dinner coming up!

  9. 12
    Amy says:

    I love this idea!

  10. 13
    Jennifer K. says:

    It would be nice to have someone else do my hair before a special occasion for once!

  11. 14
    Jenny Chan says:

    I would love to win this so I can look pretty for my daughter’s first birthday party!

  12. 15
    Lani says:

    How fun. You looked great Jen. Can’t wait to hear how your H.S. reunion was.

  13. 16

    I love that they also do makeup! A total one-stop shop for getting ready!

  14. 17
    Heidi says:

    Love the pics and can’t wait to try SAS!

  15. 18
    Paige says:

    I would love to win because I have high maintenance hair!

  16. 19
    katy says:

    This tired busy mom would LOVE a pic me up like this, I have let my hair go lately so what a treat it would be!

  17. 20
    Stephanie E. says:

    I am getting married October 6th and haven’t lined up hair & makeup yet…. This would be amazing!

  18. 21
    louise says:

    I have been peeking into SAS since they opened…usually with a three yr old running ahead of me! You looked great, hope it was a fun night! class of 94…should I start hitting the gym now? 🙂

  19. 22
    Holly says:

    Would love to do something special for a date with my hubby!

  20. 23
    Calee says:

    I’ve been meaning to schedule one of these and get some proper head shots. Now I know where to go!

  21. 24
    Dana M says:

    This would be great for upcoming family photos!

  22. 25
    Teri F. says:

    Love the info on this salon and to know there’s someplace like this to go to for their reasonably priced services.

  23. 26
    Cathyb says:

    Jen: You look great! What a great idea for holiday photos!

  24. 27
    Cherryl says:

    I would love to try this place out. I am horrible with doing my hair & make-up.

  25. 28
    Laura says:

    I would love to visit here before I go to a wedding in Sept. What a great idea!

  26. 29
    Teri Martinez says:

    My 40th birthday is coming up and I’m planning a little party!

  27. 30
    Cameron says:

    I need one for my 20 year reunion coming up in a few weeks too!!

  28. 31
    jennifer w. says:

    One of my good gal pals and I are pregnant with just a few weeks separating our due dates. We were just discussing what we should do to pamper ourselves, and saw this. Looks like a great salon!

  29. 32
    Shannon says:

    Hair and Makeup all at one place! I’ll have to check it out! 😉

  30. 33

    Being a mom of two young boys, I rarely get or take the time to pamper myself. I would LOVE to win this!

  31. 34
    Ashley M. says:

    A lot of my girlfriends have had blow outs done, but I’ve never had one. I always feel like it’s unnecessary money spent, but it sounds like it’s a pampering indulgence worth the splurge from time to time. Hopefully I get a chance to try it out 🙂

  32. 35
    Traci Y. says:

    I have been wanting to try this place. I have a friend who loves it. Thanks for the chance.

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