our favorite serum for weightless shine, controlling frizz & heat protection :: kerastase elixir ultime



elixir ultime is an extraordinary blend of beautifying oils created to provide extra softness and nourishment.  immediately after application to the hair, the elixir deep conditions while smoothing the hair fibers, resulting in incredible shine.  a small amount of elixir ultime goes a long way in the hair, and will not weigh hair down.  this product is suitable for all hair types.

elixir ultime can be used:

  • before blow drying as a heat protectant 
  • to reduce frizz
  • as an intense conditioner
  • to smooth split ends
  • after styling to calm fly-aways


Featuring Oléo-Complexe Technology a powerful cocktail of emollient and anti-oxidant active ingredients from Maize, Pracaxi, Camellia and Argan oils. 

Maize Oil extracted from corn germs of Central America, Maize Oil delivers emollient and anti-oxidant active ingredients for ultimate shine. 
Pracaxi Oil native to the Amazon, Pracaxi Oil brings shine, nourishment and deep conditioning to the hair. 
Camellia Oil harvested in Asia, Camellia Oil helps smooth the hair fiber, resulting in incredible shine. 
Argan Oil from North Africa, Argan Oil helps restore strength to the hair and protects it from external aggressors.

available exclusively at salon 828! 302.622.8288

salon 828 2nd annual fundraiser benefitting pancreatic cancer


top row from left to right: madison, jill, kristin, andrea, rebecca, cara, megan, kate

bottom row left to right: holly, blake, jaclyn (don is the camera man!)

when holly told me it was time to start planning our second annual event benefitting pancreatic cancer (this year, we added cholangiocarcinoma as well) i was very excited and wanted to get started right away. our first fundraiser went so well, we raised a great amount of money for the hirshberg foundation, it really made us feel like we were making a difference. i instantly started thinking of ideas for decorations and different ways in which we could raise money to beat our goal of last years total.   we had a few meetings with our salon and spa staff members beforehand to brainstorm and to discuss what we all wanted to get out of the event.  after about six months of planning, the event day finally came and it was a success.  we had almost a full book of appointments and many people stopped in just to enter our raffle.  the prizes of the raffle were donated from businesses such as harry’s savoy grill, two stones pub, rocco’s italian sports bar & grill, kerastase, and shu uemura. and of course, a spa day from salon 828!

planning and hosting this event was very important to me because it was a positive way to remember my aunt (holly’s mom) who i lost two years ago to pancreatic cancer.  it was very therapeutic to know that we were raising money for cancer research and awareness.  i found it very comforting to know that we were potentially saving someone else from losing a loved one to cancer.  my goals are to continue with the annual event and for the word to spread so the turnout and proceeds become a greater success year after year.

jaclyn tandy

new solutions to thinning & damaged hair available at salon 828!

do you have thinning hair? with age, the changes of the season, under stress or following hormonal changes, the hardening phenomenon of the collagen sheath around the bulb is responsible for the suffocation of the hair and the premature ageing of the hair follicle. hair grows thinner. hair density is reduced. kerastase now offers a 3 step solution for increased fullness, thickening, and enhanced density.

step 1 CLEANSE  bain stimuliste is an energising shampoo targeted directly for thinning hair.

step 2 TREAT     intensive scalp treatment is a take-home serum with arginine + vitamin B8 to produce fuller, thicker and healthier hair.

step 3 STYLE       lotion densitive is an innovative, nutri-energizing daily spray that helps prevent thinning hair & hair loss.  it also accelerates hair growth & strengthens hair fiber.



is your hair damaged, especially from heat styling tools?  one of our newest and best selling products, fibre architecte, is perfect for this problem.  fibre architecte seals and repairs very damaged lengths and split ends.  hair fiber is reconstructed both inside and out, restoring its strength and shine. fibre architecte is a must have for sealing and repairing brittle, very damaged lengths and split ends.

mom’s house makeover

as a predominantly women based industry, we know how much moms often put others before themselves. that is why we chose to donate our time to give a make over to a deserving, single mother from mom’s house, which is a facility that provides totally free childcare to single parents wishing to continue their education. amber shader, photographer extraordinaire, started with us early to get the “before” shot, and stayed around to shoot the transformation. holly and the salon 828 team spent a fun-filled day with mary giving her the full court treatment starting with a mimosa!

holly started with a consultation with mary about her hair and what would look best for her color and style. we changed mary’s bleached out highlights to more of a butterscotch tone, to make her roots in between her color appointments grow out a little easier. next, she decided to make her cut softer with face framing layers and a side swept bang to camouflage her tiny broken hairs on her hairline due to hormonal changes after her baby. it is always amazing to see how much a different tone in hair color can brighten skin! after hair, mary went to houppette for her make up and peter kate for a new outfit. amber shader photography documented the day. 

facial treatments- fighting the aging process with a great alternative to aggressive procedures

as we age it is very important to prevent future damage to our skin. facial treatments with a professional skin care specialist are the best way to fight the aging process without needles or surgery!
here are a few good reasons for you to consider a professional skincare treatment…        ( besides the obvious: laying in a comfy bed, with soft music and lit candles )

1. professional skin analyzation- most of us do not know our correct skin type. Which means you could be using the wrong products at home. a professional will be able to tell you what type of skin you have and why it is behaving that way. they can also point you on the right path for a daily regime that would most benefit your needs.
2. exfoliation- exfoliation is very important. once dead skin cells are removed, the skin is better able to absorb moisturizers and other products. products will penetrate deeper and work more effectively.
3. extractions-  a trained skin care specialist knows how to prep the skin with products that ease the extraction method.  they are able to extract and treat breakouts with out leaving the skin scared or inflamed.
4. facial massage- a facial massage will relax you and can also ease sinus and headache pressure. both are great benefits, but the most important job of a facial massage is to stimulate blood circulation, helping to stimulate collagen growth. collagen is what gives our skin strength and elasticity to prevent sagging.
andrea deppen
skin care specialist
salon 828

beat the heat! velcro rollers are a great no heat styling option for hot summer days

velcro rollers are a great no heat styling tool for creating volume and loose waves while keeping frizz to a minimum. velcro rollers add minimal time to your morning routine, stick to the hair without pins (hooray for no clip marks!) and are fairly gentle to hair if used correctly (i.e. pull them out gently)
here are our 4 tips to a perfect velcro roller style:
1. apply a texture spray to your roots ( shu uemura liquid fabric is our fave! ) and a shine serum on your ends ( kerastase chroma riche ) then blow dry hair thoroughly with fingers
2. separate hair into small sections and roll velcro rollers to scalp
smaller sections=better adhesion to your hair
3. leave rollers in for about 20 minutes (perfect amount of time to apply make up, get dressed, check facebook and drink your latte) and then carefully unroll
4.  apply styling cream or a texturizing cream (shu uemura yokan craft is the bomb) to the ends for more definition and spritz with a finishing spray (kerastase control ultime) 
voila! guaranteed to make your co workers mistake you for bridgette bardot

what could be better? kerastase has anti- aging haircare!

What could be better? Kerastase has anti- aging haircare!

MOUSSE SUBSTANTIVE  Available at Salon 828!  Plumping  Collagen-Infused Mousse for Mature Hair. Mousse Substantive is a collagen-infused mousse that provides long lasting condition, hold & body to fine/limp mature hair.  Mature hairs means that you have 50% or more gray in your hair.

Key Benefits:
Collagen adds density and flexibility to maintain longer-lasting style.
Calcium provides essential minerals to protect & strengthen weakened hair creating a more resilient fiber. UV filters shield against environmental damage.

super star stylist rebecca keeps her color shiny and protected with kerastase chroma thermique

super star stylist rebecca keeps her color shiny and protected with Kerastase Chroma Thermique






Protects hair from the harmful effects of heat-styling tools and other aggressors. Improves hair drying time and straightening performance. Nourishes, softens and moisturizes hair. Provides lasting optimal shine from roots to ends.



Chroma Cristal is the first bi-phase shine protecting mist to further enhance and protect color as a finishing step.

come visit our “stress reduction specialists” at salon 828

Come visit our “stress reduction specialists” at salon 828

We want to make it easy for you to have NO STRESS this summer, so we made our facial and massage packages irresistable.

Massage packages:
purchase 3 one hour massages,get the 4th half price
purchase 6 one hour massages,get the 7th free.

Facial packages:
purchase 3 one hour facials,get the 4th half price
purchase 6 one hour facials,get the 7th free.

The Benefits Of Massage
What exactly are the benefits of receiving massage or bodywork treatments? Useful for all of the conditions listed below and more, massage can: Alleviate low-back pain and improve range of motion. Ease medication dependence. Enhance immunity by stimulating lymph flow—the body’s natural defense system. Help athletes of any level prepare for, and recover from, strenuous workouts. Improve the condition of the body’s largest organ—the skin. Increase joint flexibility. Lessen depression and anxiety. Promote tissue regeneration, reducing scar tissue and stretch marks. Pump oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs, improvingcirculation. Reduce postsurgery adhesions and swelling. Reduce spasms and cramping. Release endorphins—amino acids that work as the body’s natural painkiller. Relieve migraine pain.