Swanky Blogs

Paint the Town (and Your Hair) Red!

It’s Valentine’s Day, my lovelies…a wonderful time of year to introduce some warm, vibrant color into your life…and the professional hair colorists at Swanky Salon are here to help. Red hair garners well-deserved attention and can be extremely flattering…particularly to pale skin tones.  Plus, keep

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Bang It Out!

Bangs can be pretty bangin’. They can accentuate the eyes and camouflage a world of sins, but they are also super cute. So, what’s trending for hairstyles with bangs right now? Let’s see… Long cuts look amazing with soft curtain bangs, lash-length bangs, angled side

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Swanky Gents

Hey guys, want to put your best face forward? Then simply call 386-690-1077 to book your grooming appointment at Swanky Gents Barber and Grooming Studio; and if you don’t feel like calling ahead, no worries! Swanky Gents is always pleased to accept walk-ins during regularly

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The Burnt End Hair Color Trend

Want a fresh new look for fall? How about the burnt end hair color trend that can sun-kiss your tresses so you look like an A-lister who just stepped off the red carpet? Everyone from Kristen Stewart, to Halle Berry, to your Jessicas Biel and

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Acrylic or Gel Nails, Which Is Right for You?

Acrylic and gel nail enhancements both offer different benefits. So, which is best for you will likely depend on your specific tastes and needs. For instance… While they may look slightly thicker and a little less natural than gel nails, acrylic nails can be harder,

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Scalp Taping and OPromote Health Hair Growth

Ever heard of scalp tapping? Scalp tapping, which is gaining popularity for the purpose of boosting hair growth and hair thickness, is described as regular scalp massages which include tapping the fingertips over the scalp. While this hair follicle stimulation method is not a scientifically

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Girls’ Day Out!

Do you look forward to the times you and your girlfriends can break free and have some fun together? Always looking for something new to try? Why not a girls’ day of pampering at Swanky Salon? The Swanky Salon and Spa is a modern spa

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Trendiest 2023 Summer Nail Colors

It’s that time of year when the beach sings its siren song and epic pool parties are aplenty. The summer season is here! Are your toes ready? Swanky Salon can help! Here are some hot tips for the summer of 2023’s coolest pedicure colors… The

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Soft Wolf Cut

The soft wolf cut is a new take and gentler version of some edgy hair trends of late. Specifically, it’s an elevation and combination of certain elements of the mullet and shag; and the result is a tousled style that gives a slight nod to

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A Share From Behind the Chair

The beauty industry is one that is constantly changing…brimming with new haircuts, styles, techniques and products – each offering their own innovative benefits and advancements in beauty. Consequently, it is crucial to keep informed about and skilled in the latest cuts, styles and other updates

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Manicurist trimming cuticle

The 1, 2, 3s of Beauty!

Dedicated to our clients and the quality, professional services they receive, the Swanky salons in New Smyrna Beach are unparalleled when it comes to beauty…consistently meeting needs and exceeding expectations.  Swanky Salon offers a diverse menu of superior beauty services including hair, nails, massages, facials,

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We Put the “Treat” in Spa Treatments

Have you ever placed your hands in gloves so warm it felt like a cozy hug for your hands? That is what a paraffin treatment feels like, but that is not its only super power. Paraffin is essentially a warm wax which provides heat therapy

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How to Keep Nails Looking Fresh

There are a bunch of things you can do to keep your nails looking their best, but let’s start at the beginning, shall we? Before you even think of applying nail polish, make sure you apply a base coat, since a base coat will help

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Is Dermapigmentation for You?

Derma-pigmentation is right for pretty much everyone!  Are you tired of plucking and shaping your brows ad nauseam or maybe you simply don’t have time for all that fuzz…I mean fuss? Would you like a trusted beauty professional to shape your brows for your best

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Beauty Trends for 2022

If you’re interested in how haircuts are shaping up in 2022, here goes! We started out with quite the retro bang (not bangs, but bang as is in boom). Remember the mullet? How could you not? Well, early 2022 was laden with its ornery offspring

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100-layer Nail Polish Challenge

Just about everyone has been inspired to take on a TikTok Challenge lately. Have you heard of the 100- layer Make-up Challenge? Well, now there is a new trend inspired by a YouTube nail star which takes challenge participants to new heights in nail polish

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Humidity vs. Your Hair

The effects of humidity on hair can range from frizzy to flat and, as humidity doesn’t play favorites, no one is immune. People with all hair types are forced to deal with impossible to manage hair on those days when the humidity spikes. It happens

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New Summer Nail Trend: Butterfly Nails

Yet another nail trend has sprouted wings – butterfly beauty! Yep, in addition to the butterfly make-up, hair accessories and clothing crazes, butterfly nails are rapidly gaining popularity, and don’t worry if you prefer your nail design to be unique. Butterfly nails offer the versatility

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How Often Should You Wash Your Hair?

The frequency with which hair should be washed differs from person to person and with the varying needs of their hair and scalp – with some people requiring hair washing every other day and others who should wait a week or more between hair washing.

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Nail Shapes

When it’s time for a manicure, you get to make some fun decisions, like what new color you want to try or whether you want acrylic, gel or powder nails; but you also get to decide on your nail shape – which can significantly alter

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Because You Deserve It!

You work hard all year long and you have endured your share of less than stellar days. In fact, the past couple of years were doozies for all of us! Let me ask you a question, “Why would you choose to indulge in a glorious

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Why Trimming Your Hair Can Prevent Split Ends

While cutting your hair when you love long, luscious locks may seem counter-productive; when it comes to regular, professional hair trims, it actually makes good sense. Trimming hair is essential to get rid of those dreaded split ends. There is no way to repair split

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Long Hair and Headaches

Have you ever heard that having long hair can give you headaches? The truth is that hair doesn’t really weigh that much and our scalps are “designed” to carry our hair. So, don’t lop off those long locks just yet. Long hair itself is really

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We Now Offer Fibroblasting!

Could your skin use some rejuvenation? Fibroblasting facial treatment can smooth lines, improve the overall appearance of your skin, and it is now available at Swanky Salon! Plasma fibroblasting is a non-surgical skin treatment that stimulates the production of collagen and elastin and can last

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Tips on Keeping Your Hair Healthy

Far too frequent hair washing can strip hair of essential oils and nutrients. At the very least, try to keep shampooing frequency down to every other day. Also, concentrate shampoo on your scalp – not the length of your hair. While conditioner, to rejuvenate and

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Santa Shops at Swanky

Santa knows his stuff when it comes to the best presents, so he definitely does some serious shopping at Swanky Salon. I mean, what’s not to love about treating tired tootsies to a pedicure with a sugar scrub; or a spa manicure with paraffin wax

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Low Maintenance Hairstyles

With our sometimes far too busy lifestyles, it can be a wonderful thing when we can put forth minimal effort and gain maximum effect. A great way to do that is with the best low maintenance hairstyle for your particular hair type and length. For

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Tips on Keeping Your Hair Healthy

We all want gorgeous, flowing locks of hair that turn heads. So how do you get those healthy, magnificent tresses? There are quite a few things you can do to maintain a healthy head of hair… Regular trims are a must for keeping hair at

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Special Day? Let Us Help!

Are you planning to attend a special event? Maybe you are a bride, a bridesmaid or mother of the bride and you’d like to look your very best at the wedding. Maybe you have a family reunion or high school reunion and you would love

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Gel or Acrylic Nails?

Gel nails and acrylic nails are both artificial nail enhancements with very different benefits. Which you choose will very likely depend on your particular preferences and the life you lead. Here is what is, hopefully, some useful information to help you decide… Although not quite

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