Stylist Taylor Vander Laan Talks Extensions

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Taylor Vander Laan has become an expert on extensions at our Court Street location. We sat down with Taylor to get the scoop on what extensions do, who might benefit from them, and why installing them brings her so much joy. What are extensions, exactly? Extensions are a way of temporarily adding hair. They can be used […]

On The Floor: Master Colorist Angela Romero

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“I’m more into science than geometry,” says Spoke SLO Master Colorist, Angela Romero, referring to how she gravitates to color work over cutting work. Last year, however, Angela decided to hone her cutting skills by spending significant time at Spoke & Weal in Los Angeles with Spoke SLO co-owner Jon Reyman, an authority on cuts and movement. “Jon and Christine […]

Hair, There, and Everywhere: Spoke SLO’s Christine Thompson in the news

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Our very own Co-Founder, Christine Thompson, has been in the news lately for her hair color know-how, including Access Hollywood where she explained this fall’s “progressive blond” trend we mentioned in a previous post. Christine was also mentioned, along with Spoke SLO Co-Founder, Jon Reyman, in Vogue.com’s re-cap of the “Best Beauty Looks of the […]

Why cut dry?

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  Of his preference for dry cutting, Spoke SLO co-owner Jon Reyman has been known to say “dry hair tells no lies.” In fact, he was mentioned in this month’s edition of ELLE Magazine as a stylist who has “developed an insider-beloved cut that takes a mere 15 minutes, but he’s been fine-tuning his technique […]

Fall Color Trends

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You probably have a favorite color family for your hair (eg blonde, brunette, black, red) but when’s the last time you changed it up within that family? Fresh from New York Fashion Week and London Fashion Week, Spoke SLO co-owner and celebrity color expert Christine Thompson shares a dispatch of trending shades that her clients […]

When you want a change, not a chop

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Bobs are big right now. So where does that leave those of us with long hair, the fraidy cats who are unwilling to pull the trigger on a short cut, but want the fun of a little change? Spoke SLO co-owner Jon Reyman was recently featured on Refinery29.com discussing long bobs – so-called “lobs” – […]

Big city credentials in SLO Town.

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Is your haircut feeling tired? Do you need A-list service? Our stylists are educated by venerated professionals, including Spoke SLO Co-Owner Jon Reyman, who was recently showcased in a roundup of the best haircuts in Los Angeles by Allure, along with a handful of the industry’s top hairdressers. Refinery29.com also recently ran a story on the best salons […]

The Case For Expertise In The Digital Age

Christine Thompson (second from left) and Jon Reyman (center), co-owners of Spoke SLO and longtime educators.

By Christine Thompson They’re booking more and more appointments lately: people whose hair needs fixing after a hairdresser has botched a complex, modern technique. I’ve been called in on failed attempts at balayage, ombre and color melting, and it’s not pretty. These are expensive, complicated fixes. I recently watched one client spend $600 and several […]