August 2011

You're invited!

Lately we've been having serious discussions with our clients about the difference the right tools make. We see SO many of you coming in wondering why your daily heat styling sessions are leaving your hair so much less smooth than in salon. When we hear coversations about flat irons circa 1997 leaving hair dried, fried and petrified, we know it's time for an opportunity to upgrade.

Some of you may have heard the term "BioIonic" and wondered if it's benefits were as amazing as promised. We've spent tons of on hands beauty time dutifully testing each and every tool we carry and the verdict is in: BioIonic is THE way to go! What exactly does this mean?


Simply put, better looking hair post heat syling session!

And of course, great tools don't stop with hair. What's a shiny head of hair if your skin isn't equally as glowing? 

We don't want to spill ALL the beans but we've got amazing deals on our tried and true Clarisonic Pro and our newest favorite, the OPAL!

And if you haven't heard about nuFace, you're missing out! What can MicroCurrent do for you? SO much!

Microcurrent is a safe and effective technology for clients who wish to attain/maintain a healthier and younger looking appearance. Microcurrent has been found to:

  • - improve facial and neck muscle tone
  • - rejuvenate the skin
  • - reduce puffiness
  • - even out skin tone
  • - improve facial circulation
  • - aid in skin exfoliation
  • - increase lymphatic drainage
  • - increase product penetration
  • - act as a sun damage treatment
  • - reduce cellulite
  • - enhance the body’s natural collagen and elastin production
  • - re-hydrate the skin
  • - increase cellular metabolism (ATP)
  • - improve hormonal balance which aids in the successful treatment of acne
  • - tighten enlarged pores allowing for an easier make-up application

This is such a small sampling of these amazing tools and the difference they can make! I mean really, how can a painter create a masterpiece without the right brush?

And that's not all! 

Quantities are limited, so we're offering each and every one of you the opportunity to purchase before the event. Just give us a call and one of our staffers will talk you through the best beauty tool for you!

We can't wait to see you!

the duque team


We're having a wedding in LA!

...OK, not a REAL wedding, but just as glamorous!

Our very own Giovanna is heading to LA to do a series of bridal updos for a photo shoot. We've had the privilage of watching Giovanna's work for a LONG time (she's been doing wedding hair for well over 27 years) and we have yet to see her turn out a "don't." This is not your run-of-the-mill prom curls ladies! We're talking headpieces with ostrich feather and french netting! Can you say vintage crystals? Oh yes please! We can only guess what kind of beautiful work Giovanna will be turning out....


Over the years we have had the privilege of working with SO many brides. From vintage and classic, to modern and innovative, we absolutely adore making dreams come true. We live for seeing a woman complete her bridal look and take that first glance in the mirror. It's why we do what we do, and LOVE it!

Do you know someone who is getting married or are you a bride to be yourself? We would love to meet you! We have so many incredible services that are completely customizable to meet every bridal need and budget. Deciding what to schedule and when can seem like a daunting task, but we promise our pros can walk you through it 1, 2, 3. Stop in or give us a call and we can schedule a "Bridal Beauty Brainstorming Session." One of our trained staffers will spend some one-on-one time with you talking services, scheduling, prices and the MOST fun, BRIDAL LOOKS! 

There's no need to stress over the details, we're here for you!

To all of our beautiful brides over the years, we thank you for making us a part of your fairy tale!


the duque team



We've been busy!

Summer is almost over! We've been so busy with highlights and glossing treatments, we haven't updated much and we miss you!

A lot has been happening at duque and we will be updating on a much more regular basis.  (We SO don't want you to miss a single one of our beauty steals!)  You'll defnitely want to bookmark this page as we'll be posting last minute deals, updates on new lines and the most fun of all GIVEAWAYS! 

Now that we have been in our new, more intimate space for a while, a common question we're hearing is this: "Do you guys still carry all or your amazing accessories?" The answer is a big YES!  We still have incredible jewelry, handbags, amazing spa lines, makeup, stationary, our favorite lingerie and MORE!

We just recently started carrying SKINNY Jewelry by Jessica Elliot and we're totally addicted. Sparkly rings for under $25? Definitely! 

We love this understated oval solitaire! Seen here in LUCKY magazine! 

And what's a great piece of jewelry without a fabulous handbag? Arzoine Couture handbags just hit the shelves and we can't decide what we love more, the completely VEGAN materials that still feel like buttery soft leather or the price! A great bag for well under $100? That's another big YES! 

We adore the fact that this "Giselle" bag easily goes from handbag to clutch with a simple removal of the strap.

You would never believe that this is a $62 bag and neither will anyone else! 

We can't wait to see what's hitting the shelves for fall so remember to check back often....