Smarty Team Note: We’ve been busy over in Smartyland making our lists and checking ’em twice. As always, we wanted to share some holiday cheer with all of you! Get ready for over a week of holiday giveaways. Keep checking CSP daily to find a new present just for you. And make sure to enter them all. You can’t win if you don’t enter!! Merry, Merry! ~ Love, The CSP Elves
Merry, Merry: 8 – the salon
8 is the creation of a unique and unparalleled vision of a salon, delicately balanced between fashion and style, especially blended for the savvy individual at heart. 8 is a collaboration between Rodger Azadganian and wife Amy Troutman, a native of Charlotte. The two have set out to create a salon experience for customers, unlike any other offered to Charlotte thus far. With a warm, inviting interior and edgy euro metropolitan décor, that is set to music that will invigorate the soul. Their philosophy to doing hair is as unique as their concept for a salon. Their approach is to help define your style as an individual and to enhance your features by cutting and coloring your hair to suit your face shape, skin tone, and above all, accentuating your eyes – all the while keeping in mind that fashion is fad and style…eternal.
Rodger Azadganian has thirty years of experience in the hair industry as a stylist, platform artist and salon owner. In 2008 he sold his salons on the west coast with 200+ employees and moved back home to the east coast to start a family, close to his family. He trained and got his start with former Vidal Sassoon artistic team director, Scott Cole. Rodger has been Featured in ALLURE, INSTYLE, LUCKY, ELLE and W among others. Rodger has risen to be a leader in the industry and has worked with Nordstrom on nearly all their major fashion events for the past twelve years. He has worked hand in hand on fashion shows and fashion week with designers Dolce Gabbana, Michael Kors, Donna Karan, Catherine Malandrino, Richard Tyler, Escada, YSL, Chanel, Badgley Mischka, just to name a few. He has styled hair for and his lists of clients have included Linda Evangelista, Ester, Melinda Gates, Kate Spade, Catherine Malandrino and Tom Skerritt among others. Rodger is known for his revolutionary cutting style, aiming to individualize hairstyles after studying the bone structure, skin tone and eye color of each client. He is recognized for rejecting industry trends in hair design that are not suited for his clients’ unique facial features.
Amy Troutman has been a color director and involved with color education for over twelve years. She has put together one of the industries top rated and best color curriculums for stylists. She has trained hundreds of stylist through her program. Amy got her start with Framesi, training in Los Angeles and became a part of their elite educational team. Amy has traveled extensively to salons across the country and instructed their staff in her alchemical approach to coloring hair. She has set the standard in the way color education is taught at many well known and respected salons. She has often been compared to Annie Humphries, Color Director for Vidal Sassoon.
AZ Haircare, created by 8, is made with the finest quality ingredients that are balanced to give you the highest follow through performance possible, empowering you to create any style and to look your very best. AZ is made for smart and savvy individuals by inspired and innovative hair professionals. It smells absolutely glorious!
8 – the salon giveaway:
Our lucky Smarty will win a cut/color plus AZ Indulge Shampoo/Conditioner Set, valued at $325
Here’s how to enter:
1. Sign up for our e-newsletter.
2. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook and 8 the salon on Instagram and Facebook.
3. In the Comments section below, tell us your favorite holiday tradition in the QC!
That’s it! We will announce winners December 20, so stay tuned, Smarties, and Merry, Merry!
Note: Winner must live in Greater Charlotte area to indulge in the 8 experience.
Make sure to keep checking CSP DAILY for a NEW holiday giveaway each day! And share with your gal pals, there is enough for everyone to share! Here is our lineup so far:
Smarty Days of Christmas Giveaway #1 – a Satchel Cowhide Wristlet from Buttercup, valued at $120!
Smarty Days of Christmas Giveaway #2 – a pair of Krewe Simone black sunglasses from Sloan Boutique, valued at $255!
Smarty Days of Christmas Giveaway #3 – Jude Connally $150 Gift Card + Makeup Bags
For more information or to book an appointment, call 704.366.0858.
An evening uptown with the family doing sleigh rides, ice skating and enjoying the Christmas lights
Favorite Holiday Tradition is sipping on hot cocoa as we cruise around looking for Christmas lights.
Favorite Holiday Tradition is ice skating uptown and walking thru the Ritz lobby! 🙂
Driving down Hillside Ave to see the lighted balls!
Seeing the Nutcracker
Gingerbread houses at the Ballantyne 🎅🏼
Looking at Christmas lights in McAdenville
CFA drive thru for milkshakes followed by Hillside lights
Going to our Christmas Eve service and then eating Mexican food!
I still love the singing bears uptown
We love the Best Christmas Pageant and seeing the lights Hillside.
putting up the tree with the whole family
Going to see the Nutcracker.
Every year we hit up the Christmas village, the singing bears, and then head to the EpiCenter for some yummy insomnia cookies! We really love just walking around Uptown.
My fave tradition is going to Hillside Dr. and seeing all of the Christmas balls!
The annual Christmas gathering with my closest friends.
Christmas puzzles with the family !
Christmas Eve Service at Selwyn Ave Presbyterian Church
The gingerbread houses.
Mezzanote pasta on Christmas Eve!
Driving around Charlotte with the family looking at the Christmas lights
Ballantyne Gingerbread Houses
Love ice skating uptown
The Nutcracker ballet at Blumenthal