3 Spring Beauty Tips from XanderLyn Insider, Andrea Croskey

Today, we’re thinking spring with XanderLyn Beauty Artist, Andrea Croskey.  Since 1997, Andrea has been perfecting her art while turning heads in the beauty industry.  Andrea attributes her success to many years of hard work, dedication to staying up to date with top fashion and hair trends as well as mastering the newest techniques to hit runways around the globe.

It’s no surprise that Andrea is on track when it comes to transitioning to a fashionable, insta-worthy new season . In fact, we are thrilled to share 3 tips from Andrea to maximize your personal spring beauty!

1. Sport a fun, flirty pony! Ponytails are versatile, reliable and flattering on everyone, making them a perfect springtime staple. To achieve the perfect, long-lasting pony, Andrea suggests using a volume powder or texture spray. Her top top picks are Keune Blend Volume Powder and Dryspun Finish Spray by Bumble and Bumble.

2. Add a pop of color! Whether it’s the natural beauty from Mother Earth or the fashion color trend report from Pantone, the vibrance of spring is often felt through a new color palette.  From a few face framing highlights that add a touch of sheen, incorporating a new fashion piece in a coveted color (think bright mules in ultra violet or a statement necklace in lime punch) or purchasing a new eyeshadow palette to achieve the trending “pastel smokey eye,” Andrea suggests using color to subtly reinvent yourself. 

3. Create a healthy looking glow in 4 steps!  

  1. Apply sunscreen
  2. Add an illuminator  – Andrea’s must-have illuminator is Strobe Cream by MAC 
  3. Use your foundation
  4. Accentuate with a bronzer – Andrea uses both Mac Bronzing Powder ($28)  and  Elf Forever Sunkissed ($6)

Andrea specializes in, but is not limited to both women and men’s haircutting/styling, coloring, highlighting and various types of multi dimensional color and blowdry styling. She is also Brazilian Blowout and Keratin certified.  Her motto is “Life isn’t perfect, but your hair can be!”

If you’re ready to step into spring, our Scottsdale salon can help you achieve your goals. To book your appointment with Andrea, or any of the XanderLyn hairstylists and 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!


2018 Hair Trends from XanderLyn Insider, Joey Hervey

XanderLyn Hair Salon in Scottsdale is a comfortable, artistic haven where everyone knows your name and chit chat and laughter are always in the air.  To maintain the highest industry standards, we only employ beauty image artists that have advanced education and unique experiences,  and a commitment to furthering their training.

As we start 2018, we are excited to look ahead to what the new year in beauty may bring our way! We asked Joey Hervey, Beauty Artist at XanderLyn, for his trend forecast.  Of course, these 4 Instagram worthy looks must be shared!

1.Coral  – Surely the hottest up and coming color for the New Year.  From summer to fall, the mesmerizing combination hue of bright pink and vibrant orange are comparable to a colorful sunset.

2. Rose Gold  – This trending metallic shade has just enough pink to soften a blond with red lowlights! Think pink champagne for your hair.

3.Shaved-In Parts – Men are looking fashion-forward in 2018.  And while manscaping took a little time to refine itself into a true art, shaved-in parts are so on trend.

4.Vivid Mermaid Hair – Rainbow Hair is the color statement that has taken the world by storm!  Gone are the days of playing it safe with hair color, the bolder and brighter the better. It’s all about vivid hair color, from cotton candy pink to sea foam green and sky blue!

More About Joey 

Joey Hervey was born in Phoenix, AZ., but his electrifying career would allow him to live in many places, including Beverly Hills, Washington D.C. and Spain. When Joey was young, he loved accompanying his mom to the beauty salon. He adored it all – from the smell of the hair products to the vibe of being inside a salon. He specifically recalls a stylist wearing bell bottoms, a silk shirt open to his navel and a slew of gold chains around his neck. Even as a child, he knew he wanted to be just like him when he grew up! As soon as he was old enough, Joey attended American Trichology Institute, “A Redken Academy.” Through school he worked as an assistant at a prestigious salon, where he soon converted to behind the chair. His ambition and finesse would soon take him all over as he excelled even more in his craft. Now at XanderLyn Salon, Joey loves the creative energy and working with like-minded and artistic people. He is also thrilled that the salon is a training facility, since furthering his education and maintaining his stance at the forefront is so crucial. “I’m always going to push the envelope on style and be a trendsetter. I’m also a good ear for my clients!” says Joey.

Joey was named “Top Stylist in Phoenix,” by Arizona Foothills Magazine. He was also recognized as a Top Stylist in Washington D.C., has appeared in Elle Magazine and Interview Magazine. Joey currently lives in Central Phoenix and treasures his two horses, Rebel Yell and Lovie.

To make an appointment with Joey or any of the XanderLyn team, call us at 480-765-0780.

Until next time, have a beautiful day!