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August 11, 2006
Salon selections


There's never any rest for the fashion/beauty weary.

At Suede Salon & Spa on Fulton Avenue, fashion is fusing with hair and makeup as owner Ashkan Bashiri prepares for some exciting changes in the next month or so:

Ashkan, as he prefers to be called, will be opening another salon in Folsom that will not only handle clients' hair-care needs but also will help them stock their closets. The boutique end of the business will be under the direction of Suede's Nichole Dwyer, who on Thursday hosted a fashion show at the Fulton Avenue salon. The event featured both designer collections (some local) and a variety of other lines (some from Italy) that likely will be carried in the Folsom location.

For example, the outfit shown at right was a combo effort. Mona Lisa designs did the top, and the pants are by Altiere.

Dwyer says when she first started in the salon business, she was struck by the comparisons between hair and fashion trends.

"My objective at the new boutique/salon is to correlate both of these trends," she says. "We'll take a look at what's popular for hair and dress to help a customer complete a head-to-toe look."

The Folsom location also will be a hotspot for fashion shows.

For a look at more of the fashions shown at Thursday night's show, local photographer Jeremy Scott has them posted here.

And, I'll keep you well-posted as Ashkan and Dwyer's new venture draws closer.

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