AmberNicholsAmber recently attended a 5-day cutting course at the Vidal Sassoon Advanced Academy in San Francisco. Amber was inspired and furthered her cutting skills.  Throughout the course she focused on stacked A-lines, layered Bob’s, undercut layers on long wavy hair to take out unnecessary weight, and much more. This 5 day advanced cutting course took Amber’s cutting skills to a new level of expertise. Call and schedule with Amber today.


Undercut long layers, naturally curly thick hair


Before Graduated Bob


After Graduated Bob


Horizontal Graduated Bob


Horizontal Graduated Bob


20150616_181615_resized Gentlemens Undercut before and After


Going Blonde?  You’re just in time to explore Aveda’s newest ” Blonde Finish Protective Toners,”  ranging from Icy, Beige, and Gold to everything in between.

Call Amber today to book an appointment or schedule a free consultation.

 We are excited to welcome Brianne Austin to Malstrom Salon! Mention this ad when booking your appointment and receive a complimentary Shampure shampoo and conditioner!



Welcome Frankie!


Aveda Holiday 2013

Aveda Holiday 2013

Aveda Gift Sets now available at Malstrom Salon!!

The new Invati system for thinning hair is here!

Invati Efoliating shampoo

  • Cleanses, exfoliates and renews the scalp with wintergreen-derived salicylic acid.
  • Clinically proven to remove the build-up of sebum and product residue that can clog pores and affect healthy hair.
  • Nourishes dry, tight scalps with extracts from millet seed and milk thistle, equalizing the lipid balance.
  • Contains densiplexTM-an invigorating blend of Ayurvedic herbs, including turmeric and ginseng.
  • One of 9 groundbreaking products honored with Gold-level Cradle to Cradle® certification.

Invati Thickening Conditioner

  • Arginine derived from sugar beets and soy protein is clinically proven to restore strength and improve hair elasticity, reducing breakage.
  • Clinically proven to thicken hair with a blend of guar, palm and rapeseed-derived ingredients.
  • Organic kukui nut oil helps add natural shine.
  • Contains densiplexTM-an invigorating blend of Ayurvedic herbs, including turmeric and ginseng.
  • One of 9 groundbreaking products honored with Gold-level Cradle to Cradle® certification.

Invati Scalp Revitalizer

  • Contains densiplexTM-an invigorating blend of Ayurvedic herbs, including turmeric and ginseng.
  • Helps energize and rehabilitate the scalp around the follicles when massaged in.
  • A blend of vitamin E ingredients is proven to help accelerate microcirculation with therapeutic massage.
  • Creates the optimum environment for healthy hair.
  • One of 9 groundbreaking products honored with Gold-level Cradle to Cradle® certification.

It’s finally here!

It is finally December and as we all know, the holiday season in Salt Lake City is unlike any other. If you are looking for some fun ways to spend the holidays around the area, here are some suggestions:

#1. Temple Square:

The Salt Lake City Temple is a tale as old as time for locals, but it certainly remains a timeless tradition to visit Temple Square and view the amazing Christmas lights display. Don’t miss out on the lights this year, you can even take a sleigh ride around the city!

#2 This is the Place:

Visit the park to take a ride on the replica trains or stroll through the visit. Also, visiting at night allows you to travel through the haunted village or watch the Christmas candlelight display. The village is charming.

#3 Thanksgiving Point:

This is a family must-see! Thanksgiving Point decorates the whole center for Christmas and has a light display that cars can drive through. This is a perfect trip for the family to see beautiful lights while staying warm and snug in the car with a cup of hot chocolate. The inside of the center is decorated with beautiful trees and is scattered with cute shops.

#4 Gallivan Center:

The Gallivan Center is newly revamped this year and offers a wonderful ice skating rink with Christmas lights surrounding the center. This is a fun family activity or great for date night!

We hope you enjoy your holiday season!

Beauty editor Lois Joy Johnson,for usatoday.com, highlights the frequent problem of winter dandruff.

Winter brings out the dark sweaters and jackets, causing white flakes to be showcased.  Many times a build up of styling products is to blame, not a medical condition. But all conditions are worsened by dry indoor heating.  In order to solve the problem, if styling products are to blame, do the following:

  • Try going without gels, serums and sprays for a couple of days (Gels are usually the culprit).
  • Add a moisturizing hair mask twice a week.
  • Try switching to moisturizing creams and balms.

If dandruff is an every day occurrence you may be suffering from a yeastlike fungus called malassezia. Try these solutions:

  • Try a medicated shampoo.
  • Alternate between shampoo containing zinc pyrithicone and one that contains salicylic acid.

Finally in order to mask any dandruff try these ideas:

  • Scramble your part, a more casual part won’t focus attention on your scalp.
  • Tousle your hair, a looser more undone look will conceal flakes.
  • Don’t over think it, wear white or ivory to camouflage the flakes.
  • Go lighter, dark hair shows more flakes so choose a lighter tone.

Read more beauty tips at yourbeautylife.usatoday.com.

Week 2 Tips

  • Condition, condition, condition: In the winter month’s peoples hair tends to dry out because of dryer weather and the heat inside. Trap moisture in by doing a weekly deep conditioner, add leave-in conditioner to your routine and add conditioner to your ends before you shampoo.
  •  Reduce your washing: Washing strips your hair of important nutrients. By washing your hair every-other day you will be able to retain more moisture and reduce frizz. Instead, add a conditioning only treatment or a dry shampoo to your regimen on your off days.
  •  Turn the shower temperature down: Rinse your hair in cold water after you wash and condition to lock in moisture and increase the shine!

What cold weather tricks do you use to keep your frizz to a minimum and your hairs moisture to a maximum?

Many of us look forward to snow and cold temperatures suitable for skiing, but none of us enjoy the constant static, frizzed hair and breakages caused by the dry winter air.

For the next 3 weeks we will be offering some tips to limit the damage to your hair during the winter months.

Week 1 Tips:

  • Wear a beanie, hat, or scarf to protect your hair from the wind and cold temperatures. Hair is similar to our skin when exposed to wind and cold air and it can dry out if it is not properly protected.
  •  Do not go outside when your hair is wet. If temperatures are cold enough, your hair could freeze and break off.

Don’t end up like this guy!

Leave your feedback and let us know if any of these tips have worked for you!