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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.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

for the LOVE of vintage!

Ladies, dames, birds, broads!

In honor of our upcoming First Friday- Art of Hair event, I'm dedicating this fringe to all things RETRO and VINTAGE!  Join us this Friday, June 1st, at Ferricchia from 4:30-7:30pm as we host Portland's retro powerhouse Proper Vintage.  Owner of Proper Vintage, Jordan, will be sharing her one-of-a-kind finds and frills while our pack of glammed up stylists primp and pin curl you to perfection!  Honeymaker Mead will be providing spirits for the event and we'll be serving up tips and treats all evening.

Here's a sneak-peek at what to expect from this glorious conglomerate:

Proper Vintage, Portland Flea-for-All.

What goes with a glamourous gilded belt from Proper Vintage?

Big, bouncy curls oozing with vintage elegance!


Vintage scarf, Proper Vintage!

Set your pin curls!

Tie up your pony!

So simple and chic; Headscarf. 

Classic scarf look; incognito.

Vintage details deserve to be shown off; short haired girls pay attention!


Vintage pincurls/fingerwaves.

Reveal a special collar with vintage style braids
that are still just the coolest.

Be excited!  Come celebrate hair, art, and timeless style with your favorite local pros this Friday at Ferricchia!
Hope to see you there, darlings.


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

Thursday, May 24, 2012

FRESH: makeup pairings for warm weather hair!

Don't forget your face this season, faithfuls!

Today with the expertise of our resident makeup pro, Krissy, we're going to go over a few of this seasons top makeup trends, along with what hair to wear them with!

First off, here's what we've been seeing based on SS'12 runway looks:

Following suit with recent retro hairstyles, winged eyeliner is EVERYWHERE!  Fear not this fierce look, Ferricchia-ites!  Wear your wings as wide as you want, or as mild for the wild-weary.  Showcase a sharp wing with nearly any hairstyle, as long as the bulk of the hair is away from your face, and keep other makeup minimal.

A light wing at Dior ss'12, Karlie Kloss.

An even quieter liner.

Badgley Mischka taking it to the max.

So how do you create a perfect lined wing?
Krissy says, "Concentrate not on creating a straight line, but instead gently press the liner into the lash line.  Doing this allows you to control the shape of the liner, gradually building your line, rather than trying to accomplish the impossible.  For the wing, start with where you want your point to end, connecting the point with the established lash line."

If you'd prefer to focus more on luscious lip,  go bold with color, and soft with application.  Lip stains are an excellent way to get a subtle wash of color for that plush "I just ate a popsicle" pout.  This is the makeup equivalent to a wash and go hairstyle; SO EASY!  
"I blot a dot of lipstick or stain on the center of my lips and then layer balm on top,"  shares Krissy, to create a sheer pop of color.  Dab some on after a tinted moisturizer (with SPF!!!), and you'll be looking fresh FAST!  Note that hair is kept natural and unfussy to keep this look grounded and fun.

Dior ss'12, my go-to look for summertime!

Jason Wu ss'12

Prabal Gurung ss'12

Giles ss'12

Another fast and easy way to freshen up your look is by filling in your brows.  Statement brows were all over the spring/summer '12 runways.  This may sound intimidating, but its actually a super quick trick to add structure and focus to your face!
"Look for a pencil that is slightly lighter than your natural brows.  You're not trying to darken them, just fill them in,"  says Krissy, "Use light strokes to avoid creating a harsh line."
Supplement your statement brows with subtle bronzer/highlighter to truly contour your gorgeous geometry.  Again, work with natural texture and beachy waves to contrast a more structured face.

Derek Lam ss'12

Missoni ss'12

Not confident with your makeup skillz?  Come see our beautiful Krissy and she'll walk you through it!

And as always,
we hope to see you soon.


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

Friday, May 18, 2012

The Hottest Mens Cut of the Season: HOT!

Ladies and (more specifically) gentlemen!

Boys, guys, dudes, men,
today I'm going to show you the absolute HOTTEST men's haircut of the spring/summer season.  It is unique and interesting concept, but this cut offers an immediate style with no fuss necessary!

Here's the big idea:

Rainbow Room Model, superfade!

I told you this was cool!  Varying lengths of this cut make it super wearable and fairly universal!   Also, play with the proportions.  A higher, tighter fade into an extreme longer length on top creates an edgier feel, while keeping everything close and cropped lends a cool twist to a more classic style.  ANYMAN can rock this look.

Rainbow Room Model, longer length on top. 

Rainbow Room Model, closely cropped, thick hair!

Rainbow Room Model, Long length on top, finer hair.

How sweet and easy is this??

A curly quiff, slightly more length on the sides.

Awesome curls (I'd take the sides a little tighter though)!


Can you picture yourself with this cut for summer?  Cause I'd sure like to see you in it.  Talk to your fave professionals about how this look can work for you!

Hope to see you soon, boys n'girls!

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

Thursday, May 10, 2012


If you know me at all, you know how much I love my mother, Marilyn.  And as all us GOOD children know, this coming Sunday, May 13th, is Mothers Day!


What better way to say thanks to our mom's than with a day at the salon!  Mum stuck in a rut?  Maybe she's been thinking about some summery highlights but doesn't want to splurge.  Or MAYBE Madre is thinking about trying a fun n'fresh new cut?  Give her a nudge in the right direction (towards us!) by providing her with a gift certificate to Ferricchia!  With any purchase of a $100 gift certificate MOM will receive a complimentary boar bristle, natural fiber Phyto Brush, normally $36!
Now make sure she (mother) doesn't see that first bit we just discussed.  Thats OUR gifty surprise. From here on is mother-safe.

So here are a few ideas to get mum's wheels moving:
Message to moms- think natural, texture, dimensional color, soft layering, warm golden tones, flattering face framing or fringe!

Cam's cool, easy to style, layered bob.

Charlize's curly wedge!

The insanely chic Kate Blanchette,
with the eternally chic bob.

Rose Byrne wears hers wavy and with full fringe,
accentuated with honey dimension.

Sandra Bullock- smooth & beautiful.

SJP working some face-framing highlights,
and a whole lot of volume!

Lets be good to our mothers,
lets help our mothers feel good.
Happy Mother's Day!


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

Thursday, May 3, 2012



Its that time of year: UPDOs!  Whether its for bridal style, wedding attendance, prom, or any special event, tis the season for tressing up.  Today I've compiled some of my favorite trends and looks to inspire and excite your hair!

Buns n' braids, babes!  Thats what its all about!

Buns are STILL all the rage, I'm in love with them, I think buns are perfect.  Wear yours high up for a haute-r look;  ITS WONDERFUL! Its BUNderful!

 The stunning third Olson, Elizabeth.

I'm pretty sure this is Ashly Greene.  Gorgeous.

 Claire Danes, totally classic.

Anne Hathaway, also super amazing.

As aforementioned, friends,  still hot on trend for more formal events are braids, tons and tons of braids.  Tension and texture decide the severity of the look.  Talk to your pro (HEY GIRL!) about what will work for your event!

 Charlize, this is a work of art.

 Same goes to you, Glee!

Hunger Braids.

Kate Beckinsale

Braided crown! So beautiful!

Runway look, super soft!

Not into the top trends that you've seen thus far?  Stick to a classic, romantic look suitable for all styles, sizes, face shapes, etc; think an organic wave, tousled movement with slight volume, and a soft silhouette.  We're talking foolproof beauty, my darlings.

Emma Stone-fox, natural texture with twists.

Blake lively, natural texture with braid and twists.

Amber Heard rocking some serious elegance.

Brooklyn Decker, my dad's favorite.

The adorable Taylor Swift.

Leighton Meister does half up/half down, all beautiful.

Zoe Saldana; girl know's how to shine.

I will always love Kirsten Dunst, and this is gorgeous.

I hope this got some wheels turning, babes!  So when you're thinking about your upcoming event, don't disregard the classic up-do.  Get creative, think past the old-fashioned french twist and lets have some fun!
But just so you know,
I still love french twists.

Badgley Mischka

Love always,

ferricchia hair
(207) 253-8040
47 india street
portland, me