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At ferricchia we offer advanced haircutting and coloring techniques. Each stylist brings with them an array of work experience from places such as Manhattan's trendy SOHO, Boston's upscale Newbury Street, and prestigious training at Vidal Sassoon Academies.

Saturday, December 31, 2011


Happy New Year's Eve, faithful ferricchia-ites!

I hope we all had a beautiful holiday.  Its been a little over a week since our last update, and for that I apologize.  Its the most wonderful time (and busiest) of the year!

Y'all should leave comments about what you're doing tonight to celebrate New Years Eve!  And tell me what you're doing with your hair!  Personally, I'm going the shiny bright pink dress, big curly hair route.  Here's my inspiration:

Jessica Biel, soft tousled curls.  The safe look.

Model, glam curls.  If I choose to step it up a notch.

Dior Fall 2011 runway look.  If we're feeling wild.

ENOUGH ABOUT ME.  Now its your turn.  Leave me comments!


Next Friday, January 6th, we at ferricchia are having a PHABULOUS PHYTO event!  We officially invite you to come pamper yourself with the ultimate botanical hair treatment, PHYTHERAPIE.  Receive a complimentary hair and scalp analysis, and customized Phyto treatment with any scheduled appointment, compliments of the Phyto Universe educators.  This is actually the coolest thing ever and you should absolutely come check it out.  There are computers involved!  Our Phyto specialist will examine your scalp with a handheld microscope, the results of which are displayed on a screen for your viewing pleasure.
Stock photo of Phyto scalp analysis system.

The things you'll learn about yourself are wild.  Do you use an over the counter shampoo and conditioner? You'll be able to see buildup, dryness, flakiness, hair damage, EVERYTHING.  And then we can help you by prescribing your hair/scalp type treatments!

So lets get down to the nitty gritty and have some fun!

From our ferricchia family to yours,
please have a safe and happy New Year.

Team Ferricchia

ferricchia hair
(207) 253-8050
47 india street
portland, me 04101

Friday, December 16, 2011

TGIF: the weekend preview!

YAY WE MADE IT THROUGH ANOTHER WEEK!  TGIF, beautiful friends.  Its Friday once again, which means for us it's time for our weekend preview.  Today I'll be showing you some upcoming cut and style trends for (not only this weekend, but) the winter season.  Findings are based on most recently requested looks from our personal clientele, celebrity trends, and runway looks.

So I know its winter and maybe you're first thought isn't, "Omg cut all my hair off, I want a pixie!"  Less hair equals less warmth on your head, but a seriously hot look overall.  If you've been entertaining the idea for awhile now might be the time to jump on this sexy band wagon.
Now before you walk in and ask for one inch all over, lets talk about options.  Theres sleek, theres voluminous, theres smooth, wavy, curly, colored, the list goes on.

Valerie Curry, polished pixie cut.

Model, sharp pixie cut.

Anne Hathaway's new textured pixie, gorgeous.

Ashlee Simpson, edgy pixie with length at the perimeter.

Model, big, soft, short hair.

Not into a total life-changing chop?  Start with fringe!  Fringe is the easiest, most noncommittal way to update your look for winter.  Talk to your pro about what will work best with your face shape and hair texture, as well as your styling routine.  The amount of work you want to put into your fringe makes a huge difference in the type of fringe would be most suitable for you. Here are some of my favorites!

Emma Stone, classic fringe.

Kate Moss, long classic fringe.

Zoe Deschanel, long straight across fringe.

She's just so darn cute!

Kirsten Dunst, long side swept fringe.

Jessica Alba, long parted fringe.

Rachel McAdams, classic side fringe.

Really not into changing your cut?  Go big! Bigger! EVEN BIGGER!  Volume is aways sexy, and can be the perfect way to heat up a stagnant style.  Play with your natural texture, try out a diffusing nozzle on your blow dryer, mix different sized curling irons, and work a warmer winter wonderland look.

Blake Lively's lively locks (LOLZ).

Uma Thurman's sexy lifted roots.

Model, untamed winter wilderness.

Wild ones, have yourself a beautiful weekend.  You deserve it.

Team Ferricchia

ferricchia hair
(207) 253-8050
47 India Street
Portland, ME

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Wednesday Updo Walk-through!

Good morning, beautiful people!

So this was originally going to be a "Tuesday Tutorial", however, this a busy time for both stylists and clients alike and Tuesday came and went in a flurry of hair and fun.  Thus our Tuesday Tutorial has become a Wednesday Walk-through!  Here I will give you a step by step on how to create a beautiful, easy yet intricate looking updo!  This look can be created on shoulder length hair or longer.  The look can simply be modified depending!  My hair is just to my shoulders and I did it on myself in a matter of minutes:

I found my inspiration on behindthechair.com!

Ok! So you want to start with dry, dirty hair.  Thank you to the beautiful Krissy, ferricchia stylist, for being my model:

Hi hunny bunny!

From here you want to put in your products.  On Krissy we used my beloved Phytovolume Actif, a tremendous heat activated root lifting spray.  Spray on roots and apply heat with your blowdryer, lifting at the roots with a round brush.  

PhytovolumeActif, $35

Next: Add light polish to the ends of the hair using a round brush or big barrel curling iron.  I took large, random sections on Krissy, and wrapped the ends around an 1inch barrel iron.  Don't over think it, this doesn't have to be neat or perfect.  

After you've tamed your ends a bit, decide which side your part favors.  If you normally part your hair on the left go with that.  An exaggerated side part is nice with this style if your hair is long enough.  Fringe can be worn straight down or side swept.  
First: Take the first two inches from your hairline, or fringe, and split into two sections.  Then: Twist the two sections away from your face.  With each twist, pick up another bunch of hair from your hairline, working your way towards the ear.

Work your way down the side of your head, towards the back of the ear, pulling sections from both sides of the hair but only adding to the twist in front.  This will create the loose, rope like coil that we're going for!  Continue adding and twisting until there is no more hair to grab.  Secure the end with an elastic band.

Now this is the fun part!  With the bulk of our work done, bring your own creativity to the style.  Simply take the tail of your twist and tuck it inside itself any which way you choose!  Secure with bobby pins!

Let pieces fall where they want, securing any unwanted pieces by pinning with bobby pins into the twist.  Spray with hairspray and TADA!  A beautiful and unique style for the holiday season!


Have a wonderful Wednesday, faithful ferricchia-ites!

Team Ferricchia

ferricchia hair
(207) 253-8050
47 India Street
Portland, ME

Friday, December 9, 2011


Hi there, faithful ferricchia-ites.

We at the salon would like to give you a big n'beautiful welcome to our blog: the fringe with ferricchia, brought to you by all of us- it's a collaborative effort.  This will be your go-to blog for the latest hair styles, product information, trends, tips, and tricks.  Use us, let us supplement your gorgeous cuts and color with our insider info, direct from the stylists.

For your TGIF viewing pleasure I've combed (lol, get it, combed! like hair!) the internet for some holiday hair inspiration!  TREND ALERT: keep it simple, stupid.  Whats more chic than a simple ponytail?  Dress yours up with light teasing at the crown for a sexy and easy look.  Play with your part.  Center parts are all over Hollywood and the runways right now.  Paired with a thick, textured, high pony, your center part gains incredibly unexpected edge.  Not into the backcombing game?  Keep your pony low and sleek or soft and tousled.  All ponies are not created equal, but they sure do lend a playful kick to a more sophisticated holiday outfit.  Photos are NOT owned by ferricchia unless otherwise stated.

Nicole Kidman, textured braid.

Model, textured ponytail with volume.

Model, smooth ponytail with volume.

Model, textured ponytail with barrettes.

So get ideas for your upcoming holiday functions and book appointments soon!  Schedules are filling up quickly this season, but we will ALWAYS do our best to accommodate you.

With love,
Team Ferricchia

ferricchia hair
47 india street,
portland, me