XanderLyn; The History

XanderLyn Hair Salon and Beauty Lounge was built upon the strong  foundation of freedom and art and that bureaucracy does not belong in the salon atmosphere.  Gaby Miley, the brains behind the XanderLyn name,  is a distinguished industry leader, salon owner, current Keune International Educator, and prior Redken Global Educator. She has traveled to 22 countries educating professionals, creating red-carpet styles, and supporting the beauty industry. There is no denying Gaby knows the industry, and Gaby believed that many salons prioritize structure opposed to creating art. 

With a firm belief that hair stylists should have the ability to work any day they desire – even Sunday or Monday, when most salons are closed, and have the opportunity to service clients at any time they choose– even before the typical work day begins or after hours, Gaby originally set out to open a small salon solely for her devoted clientele. However, soon fellow beauty artists and respected peers caught on to Gaby’s idea. The more it was discussed, the more people realized Gaby was starting something exceptional. 

By maintaining her ideology and following her passions, coupled with her extensive expertise, it was believed that Gaby would quickly conquer the beauty industry. At first, the idea turned reality was a five-chair salon in the heart of Old Town Scottsdale. By creating a chic yet welcoming environment and employing an exclusive team of beauty influencers, the demand for XanderLyn quickly increased. To meet the requests of consumers, the salon moved (a few doors down) to a larger location, now offering 14 hair stations and a beauty treatment room.  

XanderLyn is now a beauty destination that can be your one stop shop.  Cuts, color, extensions, styles, and texture – we masterfully do it all!  In addition to hair care, XanderLyn Beauty Lounge is a leader in skincare and beauty.  Facials and skin treatments, makeup application, beauty and medical procedures, as well as Spiritual Response Therapy (SRT) and Spiritual Reconstruction (SPR) are amongst our menu items at the Scottsdale Beauty Lounge!

XanderLyn is derived from the names of Gaby’s children, Alexander and Madeline. This is an ode to Gaby’s deep commitment to supporting a family environment at XanderLyn, one which is setting new industry standards.

Now that you know who we are, we want to know more about you! To book your appointment with any of our Scottsdale hairstylists and beauty artists, contact us at  480-765-0780.

Until next time, have a beautiful day!

XanderLyn Appointments: How to book

 

With all this new fangled technology, booking your beauty appointments can sometimes be a little tricky.  (I mean, what app do we have download now?!) That’s why the team at XanderLyn Hair Salon and Beauty Lounge has kept booking appointments as easily as possible. You don’t even have to call us.  (Hey – we don’t take it personal. We know you actually don’t like talking on the phone.)  

Here are the simplest steps to book your appointment with us: 

1. Log on to our website https://www.xanderlyn.com

2. Click on “Team” in the top right corner  (or follow this link – https://www.xanderlyn.com/#team)

3. Find your stylist’s name and photo

4. Text them  (or make that phone call.) 

Voila! You now have at appointment at the coolest hair salon in Scottsdale.  (And no, we are not even a little bit bias.)

We can’t wait to see you! 

Until next time, have a beautiful day!

Why XanderLyn?

If you’re looking for a Scottsdale hairstylist or new Scottsdale salon, we know you have many options.  In fact, the Phoenix-area is inundated with salons!  So, today we want to tell you why so many people choose us, XanderLyn Hair Salon & Beauty Lounge.

  • Creativity– When you visit us, you’ll first notice that creativity is key at our beauty destination.  From cuts to color, extensions, texture and styles, the team at XanderLyn Hair Salon will help you feel amazing in your own skin. Whether you’re thinking traditional or eccentric, modern or extremely fashion forward, we can be your one stop shop. We also love to collaborate together, so our options are endless! 
  • Environment – With a chic yet welcoming environment and an exclusive team of beauty influencers, XanderLyn is the premier Scottsdale hair salon and beauty lounge.A place where everyone knows your name, and chit chat and laughter are always in the air,  XanderLyn is a comfortable, artistic haven. Come check us out today!  We promise you will love what you see. 
  • Education – To maintain the highest industry standards, XanderLyn only employs beauty image artists that have advanced education and unique experiences, and a commitment to furthering their training. We are also the West Coast Academy for the international powerhouse, Keune Education!
  • Commitment – Everyday, our number one priority is ensuing our clients meet their beauty goals.  That being said, our commitment to you is ongoing!  We will work diligently to make sure you are thrilled with your beauty evolution. 

We hope you learned more about us! To book your appointment with any of our Scottsdale hairstylists and beauty artists, contact us at  480-765-0780.

Until next time, have a beautiful day!

Who is XanderLyn

The entire team at XanderLyn Hair Salon and Beauty Lounge wants to make sure you, our readers and clients, understand exactly who we are.  As the old saying goes, “You get what you see,” so we try to be as transparent as possible!

By Definition 

XanderLyn, owned by Gaby Miley, is a high energy, full service hair salon and beauty lounge located in the heart of Old Town Scottsdale.  The name ‘XanderLyn” is derived from the names of Gaby’s children, Alexander and Madeline. This portrays Gaby’s deep commitment to creating and supporting a family environment at XanderLyn, one which is has set new industry standards.

The Beginning…

Gaby’s modern beliefs on hair salon operations surpassed most traditional viewpoints. For example, she believed that hair stylists should have the freedom to work any day they desire – even Sunday or Monday when most salons were closed, and have the opportunity to service clients at any time they choose, not only from 9am – 5pm.  So Gaby set out to open a small salon for her devoted clientele. As an industry renowned leader, respected colleagues  immediately realized Gaby was starting something exceptional.  By maintaining her ideology and following her passions, coupled with her extensive expertise, it was believed that Gaby would quickly conquer the beauty industry. At first, the idea turned reality was a five-chair salon in the heart of Old Town Scottsdale.  By creating a chic yet welcoming environment and employing an exclusive team of beauty influencers, the demand for XanderLyn quickly increased. To meet the requests of consumers, the salon moved (a few doors down) to a larger location, now offering 14 hair stations and a beauty treatment room.  The original 5-chair salon was renovated into the XanderLyn Beauty Lounge.

The Xamily

At our Scottsdale salon, we are committed to employing an elite team of beauty image artists that are industry leaders as well as genuine advocates of living life to the fullest. The XanderLyn family, aka the “xamily” currently consists of 12 beauty image artists that have unique and advanced training.  Our staff culture truly upholds the science of beauty, adheres to creativity and innovation, and support collaboration, all while ensuring each client feels at home. Because of our passionate and highly artistic staff, we are a beauty destination that can be your one stop shop.  Cuts, color, extensions, styles, and texture – we masterfully do it all!  In addition to hair care, XanderLyn Beauty Lounge is a leader in skincare and beauty.  Facials and skin treatments, makeup application, beauty and medical procedures, as well as Spiritual Response Therapy (SRT) and Spiritual Reconstruction (SPR) are amongst our menu items at the Scottsdale Beauty Lounge!

A Little More About Us

With a chic yet welcoming environment and an exclusive team of beauty influencers, XanderLyn is the premier Scottsdale hair salon and beauty lounge where everyone knows your name, and chit chat and laughter are always in the air. To maintain the highest industry standards, XanderLyn only employs beauty image artists that have advanced education and unique experiences, and a commitment to further their artistic training.  From cuts to color, extensions, texture and styles, the team at XanderLyn Salon will help you feel amazing in your own skin. At XanderLyn, we use professional products that are safe, responsibly sourced and scientifically proven to work.

Now that you know who we are, we want to know more about you! To book your appointment with any of our Scottsdale hairstylists and beauty artists, contact us at  480-765-0780.

Until next time, have a beautiful day!

What Exactly Does XanderLyn Offer?

We know you’re at least a little familiar with our Scottsdale salon, XanderLyn.  Whether you’re following us on social media, have seen us in magazines or on TV, or simply noticed as we’re out and about in town, we stay at the forefront of beauty.

Today, we want to explain what makes XanderLyn Hair Salon & Beauty Lounge a noteworthy beauty haven!

  • Incredible Beauty Artists – At XanderLyn, we are committed to employing an elite team of beauty image artists that are industry leaders as well as genuine advocates of living life to the fullest.  XanderLyn is not your average cookie-cutter salon, and our exclusive team of Phoenix beauty influencers approach hair in a multitude of ways; from creative genius to effortlessly chic.  We also collaborate together to ensure your beauty goals are met while working diligently to uphold the science of beauty and adhere to creativity and innovation.  
  • All About the HAIR –  Cuts, color, extensions, styles, and texture – we masterfully do it all! Whether you’re  looking to embrace your natural beauty, subtly reinvent yourself, or make a dramatic change, the team at our Scottsdale hair salon will help you achieve your beauty goals. When you schedule your initial consultation with us, be ready to discus your hair, lifestyle, and fashion preferences.   We will ensure your hair is a great match for you!
  • Salon Products – At Scottsdale XanderLyn, we use professional products that are safe, responsibly sourced, and scientifically proven to work.  We specialize in Keune Hair Care, which offers high quality professional hair care products for the beauty industry.
  • Advanced Cosmetology Education  – To maintain the highest industry standards, XanderLyn only employs beauty artists that have advanced education and unique experiences, and a commitment to furthering their training.  XanderLyn is also the THE West Coast Academy for Keune education! As the noted academy for the prestigious brand, XanderLyn offers advanced industry training with Keune professionals.  If you’re interested in furthering your cosmetology education with us, view the Keune Education schedule HERE.
  • Skincare & Beauty – In addition to hair care, XanderLyn Beauty Lounge is a leader in skincare and beauty.  Facials and skin treatments, makeup application, beauty and medical procedures, as well as Spiritual Response Therapy (SRT) and Spiritual Reconstruction (SPR) are amongst our menu items at the Scottsdale Beauty Lounge! 

 

We hope you know more about us now!  Stay tuned for next week, when we dig deeper into XanderLyn!

Until next time, have a beautiful day!

XanderLyn at Keune Academy


Last week we reported that some of team XanderLyn, aka the Xamily, traveled to Keune Academy in Atlanta to experience Keune The Collection.  Gaby Miley, owner of XanderLyn Salon in Scottsdale, was accompanied by Josh Howard, Andrea Croskey, Tiffany Carter and Joey Hervey.

In Atlanta, our team of beauty artists mastered up and coming fall trends, met extremely talented and like minded artists plus had tons of fun! From watching Gaby, a Keune educator, present education from meeting the brains behind the brand, George Keune, the XanderLyn team had the most amazing time!

Here’s what they had to say:

“I wasn’t sure exactly what the trip was going to entail but left feeling mind blown! The Keune Academy was absolutely amazing, and so was the entire team of educators. I feel very blessed our salon owner ,Gaby Miley is one of them, and we can and WILL continue to learn more and more about the newest Keune collection which features hair design, colour, and products. I learned so much that I was able to walk away with and start using the newly obtained knowledge and skills behind the chair! Can’t wait to go back again!” – Andrea Croskey 

“The weekend was filled with tons of information and work, yet we got the full VIP treatment. Two words that describe it best would be fulfilling and inspiring!” – Josh Howard 

“Atlanta was amazing!  The entire Keune family was so inspiring and welcoming.  We even got to meet the master himself, George Keune!  We all came home with new tricks and tools to use  on our wonderful clients, old and new!” – Tiffany Carter 

 

Contact us at  480-765-0780 to make an appointment and see what we learned at Keune The Collection.

Until next time, have a beautiful day!

Makeup Trend: Glowing and Dewy

You may already know our Scottsdale hair stylist, Vanessa.  Her work has been featured everywhere recently, from Vogue Italia, KTVK 3TV and So Scottsdale Magazine. At XanderLyn Salon in Scottsdale, Vanessa is especially known for her awesome blowouts, chic makeup abilities and advanced hair extension application.

We asked Vanessa what her go-to look was this season, for makeup clients coming to her to achieve their own A-lister look. Vanessa shares, “A glowing and dewy face is all the rage.  This is the time to get your summer glow started. It’s also the perfect season to spend less time on makeup so you can have more time at pool soirees and spring bashes.”  To achieve the perfect glowing and dewy look, Vanessa suggests focusing bronzer , lip gloss and eyelash extensions.

  • Bronzer – Used to add warmth and dimension to your face. Bronzer is all about making the skin look healthier.
  • Lip Gloss – Gives lips a glossy lustre and may add a subtle color.
  • Eyelash Extensions – Used to enhance the length, curliness fullness, and thickness of natural eyelashes. The extensions may be made from several materials including mink, synthetic, or horse hair. The main method of applying the extensions on is by using an adhesive glue to individually sticking them to the eyelashes one-by-one. This is to prevent the eyelashes from sticking together.

If you want to create the perfect dewy glow, come see Vanessa at XanderLyn Salon!  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!

Beat the Beauty Blues: 3 Tips From Elizabeth

We all have those days where it’s hard to muster up the motivation to put on your A-game.  Whether you’ve been overwhelmed, stressed, sick, dealing with a newborn – whatever the reasons may be, it can be challenging to pull yourself together.  However, we assure you that once you take some time for yourself, the rest will fall into place.

Today, we are giving tips from XanderLyn beauty artist, Elizabeth Grams.  As a premier Scottsdale hair stylist and mom to three boys (the newest addition is one month old!) she knows the secrets to “fake it till you make it.”

Elizabeth is committed to making people feel and look beautiful by styling and coloring their hair as well as adding extensions. As a color expert, including blondes and color correction, her advanced capabilities have been noted in even the most challenging of color situations. From traditional colors to the newest and trendiest of styles, she has no limits to the fashion colors she creates for clients. Elizabeth is also certified with Invisi-Tab hair extensions. The renowned 100% Virgin European Hair Tape Extensions are favored amongst many hair clients internationally. Enthusiastic about continuing her education, Elizabeth is committed to always learning. She says,”New trends happen often, and I want to ensure my clients can maintain the look and image they crave.” Elizabeth has also been featured on local news stations and styled for magazine shoots.

Here are Elizabeth’s tips for overcoming the blues and feeling fabulous:

1.Overnight Bronze & Glow Mask by Charlotte Tilbury! This overnight mask features ingredients for a natural, all-over, non-streak tan. This fabulous formula means you’ll always look sun-kissed, supple & sexy!  Apply at night and walkup feeling really to conquer the world!

2. Use an amazing highlighter on your face! Some makeup is magic, and a highlighter can instantly make you look more refreshed and vibrant!  With so many brands available, go to Sephora and experiment until you find the best one for your skin! If you’re unsure where to apply a highlighter, simply watch a youtube tutorial.  They can be lifesavers! 

3. Use a dry shampoo!  Elizabeth especially loves Keune’s Design Dry Shampoo,  which instantly refreshes and absorbs oils. The bamboo extract also contains protein and adds volume to your hair do.

To book your appointment with Elizabeth or any of our Scottsdale hair stylists, contact us at  480-765-0780.

Until next time, have a beautiful day!

Kim Brown Has Joined The XanderLyn Family!

The team at XanderLyn Hair Salon and Beauty Lounge is thrilled to announce that Kim Brown has officially joined our family, AKA the “xamily!”  As a highly respected aesthetician in the Phoenix-land area since 1994, Kim specializes in both beauty and medical procedures, as well as Spiritual Response Therapy (SRT) and Spiritual Reconstruction (SPR.)  SRT is a quick and accurate spiritual healing modality that helps you remove blocks that prevent you from living a happier life. Ultimately, it is a system of researching the subconscious mind and soul records to quickly find and release the destructive patterns, leaving a lasting result of feeling lighter, clearer, and a sense of well being. SPR focuses more on physical pain and health issues.  For additional information, including testimonials, visit Kim on Facebook.

A sample of the beauty and medical treatments Kim offers clients include; European Facial, DNA Organic Facial with Micro Current, Micro Needling, and a variety of Aesthetic Peels.  She can also incorporate some of the most in-demand enhancing options in the beauty industry, such as stem cells and hyaluronic acid, with many treatments. Our new XanderLyn aesthetician  also offers mens facials and waxing.

Kim is excited to work with the XanderLyn team to create and maintain a culture that upholds the science of beauty, adhere to creativity and innovation, and support collaboration, all while ensuring each client feels as if they are part of the XanderLyn Family.  She also believes that beauty comes from within, so she loves to use her education and artistic gifts to help women and men feel amazing in their own skin.

To book your appointment directly with Kim, call or text (480) 217 – 9588.

Until next time, have a beautiful day!

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!