5 Shamrock Chic Beauty Trends

St. Patrick’s Day is on a Saturday (yay!), which means no work, no school and a lot of fun!

If you’re not one of those people who like to go ALL out for St. Patrick’s Day (we’re talking face paint and green wigs), the team at XanderLyn Salon & Beauty Lounge in Scottsdale has five tasteful green beauty ideas for you. Chose your favorite or combine a few!

  1. Shamrockin Eyes – Colored mascara is having a moment.  Make Up Forever Smoky Lash Mascara in Green ($23) is a rich, hunter green shade that will give you just a touch of green! If you’re after even more green, Urban Decay’s Moon DustEye Shadow  in Zodiac ($18), blue-green and smoky black with 3-D sparkle, will make your eyes even more noticeable. 
  2. Too Faced Melted Matte in Wicked ($21) is the easiest way to feel like a St. Patty’s Day badass.  Just remember, don’t forget the liner before you apply this emerald green lipstick!
  3. Envious Nails  – Our Scottsdale and Phoenix beauty clients love a great mani! Luckily, OPI has Green-Wich Village ($5), a vivid green nail polish with a creme finish.  If you’re not in to a full green mani, try adding a subtle green accent nail or some green nail art!4. A Touch of Green – The Scottsdale hair stylists at XanderLyn love color enhanced conditioners.  From professional lines to celebrity stylist lines, we’ve seen it all.  St. Patty’s Day might be the perfect day to try out some accent hair!  Lime Crime ($16) is a cult beauty brand that has four shades of green dyes to choose from, Seawitch, Mint, Jello and Salad. The dyes are specially formulated so that they even show up on light to medium brown hair. The products are 100% vegan, cruelty-free, and also extremely gentle on your hair.5. Hip Headpiece – If you’re looking for that standout piece to bring some attention to your St. Paddy’s Day look, we are loving the Empress Headband ($40) by New Friends Colony.  This satin headband hand-embellished with sequins and crystals completes your look with just the right touch of Leprechaun glamour.
    To book your St. Patricks’s Day appointment – or any appointment – with our beauty artists, contact us at  480-765-0780.Until next time, have a beautiful day!

Hair Tutorial with XanderLyn Insider, Alex Green

We’re so excited to share with you our XanderLyn video!  Alex Green, Scottsdale hairstylist and XanderLyn beauty artist, has created the perfect style for Valentine’s Day … or any day!

Watch below to learn the secret behind an on-trend style.



To book your  appointment with Alex – or any of our beauty artists, contact us at  480-765-0780.

Until next time, have a beautiful day!


Lip Trends for Valentine’s Day

The team at XanderLyn Salon in Scottsdale is ready for Valentine’s Day!  We love helping our clients look and feel amazing on the inside and out!  And Valentine’s Day is the perfect reason for a little extravagant self-pampering.

In honor of Cupid’s day of love, we’re looking at Scottsdale trends in lips.  So pucker up, read on and get your pouts perfected!

Glass Lips – The beauty world’s obsession with all things dewy has shifted from skin to lips. You’ve likely seen images of juicy, heavily-glossed lips that tiptoe between a healthy pucker and maximum shine.

Kissable Lips – Many experts say that lipstick looks the best long after it’s been applied, when it’s soft around the edges and worn in just the right places. As much we as love a sharp, perfectly-lined lip, there’s something effortless and cool about the blurry, faded look. To get it, our Scottsdale beauty artists are ditching bold, bright hues in favor of lipsticks that enhance their client’s natural lip color.

Cupid’s Bow – Makeup artists have been applying touches of carefully-placed highlighter to Cupid’s bows to fake fuller, juicier lips for decades. Lately, though, they have taken the tried-and-true hack and turned it on its head, opting for in-your-face metallic and glitter finishes that don’t just highlight the area, but make it the focal point of a look.

Red Hot Lips – Red lipstick isn’t necessarily a trend, but the way people are wearing it certainly is. Rather than pairing the shade with cat-eyes or bold eye makeup, makeup artists are taking a less-is-more approach.  Bright crimson lipstick and barely-there makeup is here to stay!

To book your Valentine’s appointments, contact us at  480-765-0780.

Until next time, have a beautiful day!

XanderLyn Insider: Vanessa Johnson

At XanderLyn Hair Salon in Scottsdale, Vanessa  Johnson is known for her trend-setting abilities in makeup, hairstyles and hair extensions.  In addition to helping clients look and feel beautiful here at XanderLyn, Vanessa is also working hard behind the scenes for magazine and television shoots. From So Scottsdale Magazine to 3TV News, Vanessa is spreading beauty throughout the Valley and beyond!

Since we all want to start February on-trend, we asked Vanessa to share some of her favorite looks. “This season is all about the waves! You can dress it up, play it down or make it super sexy,” says Vanessa.

See some of her in-demand looks below:

1. Beach waves and full makeup

2. Soft waves and glossy lips

3. Tousled waves with deep dark eyes and nude lips

To book your appointment with Vanessa or any of our Scottsdale hairstylists and beauty artists, contact us at  480-765-0780.


Until next time, have a beautiful day!