The beginning of November brought the entire team at Signature Styles to a fantastic 2-day event in Westborough, MA presented by Hairlines. Beauty Trends NE 2018 was a fun-filled and educational two days packed with so many new techniques, styles and learning experiences. The classes offered the newest in cutting image1techniques, next level color placement and formulas, and bridal trends including the newest foliage technique that Jessica has "mastered" and looks forward to sharing with her clients this season.

As one of the premier beauty salons in Montpelier, VT, our staff is continually learning the latest in trends and techniques, allowing us to bring back inspiration to our salon and clientele. Growing professionally as individuals and as a team not only inspires us to be better but to provide you with an experience and the details of your new cut or color that surpasses any other salon.

Your Style, Your Way

No matter whether you are looking for a new cut/style, have a wedding to prepare for or ready to try a new color, Signature Styles has what it takes to make your vision become reality. It's perfectly fine if you are not sure what you want at this point. Our stylists, with their expert knowledge and ingenuity, can show you many styles and options that will transform your hair into the perfect look for you.

Resized 20181105 110311Not all hair salons in Montpelier, VT pursue continuing education or insist on learning new techniques. Perhaps you've been to a particular stylist elsewhere for a long time and are ready for a new experience, new eyes and new ideas. This is why our staff travels to many events each year. Our industry is full of amazing artists who share their knowledge in order to help us all grow in our profession.

Beauty Trends NE gave us training and hands-on opportunities in new scissoring and razor techniques for men and women. The hands- on cutting classes focused on creating modern looks using the chopstick razor, carving comb, and Donald Scott razor as well as new scissor techniques.

We learned a fantastic new foilayage highlighting technique as well as tips and tricks on how to create brighter blondes using the new customized placement technique.

Formal bridal looks included advanced braiding, beachy waves, and editorial looks. A modern spin on wedding day upstyles using advanced20181105 120637 techniques combining runway chic and effortless glam for today's contemporary bride. and sophisticated bridal styles that offer a more glam option than frilly or fancy. Today's bride is looking for elegance and we have the styles that will make your day perfect.

Find Your New Look Today

The holidays are upon us and this is a wonderful time of year to sport a new style and color. We all want to look our best at upcoming holiday parties and get-togethers. The stylists at Signature Styles are ready to show you the latest innovations and ideas. We will work closely with you to design the look you want as well as provide helpful suggestions on slight changes that will suit you best.

If it's coloring you want, our staff has many options available; from the newest blonde techniques to foilayage highlighting and some of the most beautiful reds in the world, we have you covered.

Call us today to make an appointment with one of our stylists who can get you ready for the holidays and beyond. Please feel free to check out our Services page for additional options and don't forget, Gift Certificates are always available for that special someone in your life!

The eyelashes we are born with, care for, try to enhance and eventually begin to thin out can bring us a world of woes. The mascara industry knows that enhancing our eyelashes is a big business as they repeatedly bring out “newer” and “better” products for us to buy.

Today, it has become a popular service to provide clients with lash extensions. The cost and time savings plus a great look makes this a valuable offering to women everywhere. Signature Styles is one of the beauty salons in Montpelier, VT that can improve the look of your natural lashes with lash extensions.

What are Lash Extensions Anyway?

lash extensionUnlike the lashes in a box you see sold at department stores and pharmacies, or the old “party” lashes (which we simply glue-on rows of lashes for extremely temporary looks), lash extensions are a huge success.

Eye lash extensions are semi-permanent and are single synthetic lashes applied directly to existing natural lashes using a uniquely formulated glue. The lashes will remain secure for two to four weeks, depending on the care you provide them and touch ups you may have done.

Full lashes were often only considered when one needed a super glam look for a party or special occasion. Now, lash extensions complete your every day look without the time consuming morning routine.

Debunking Old-Wive's Tales and Other Myths

Signature Styles' staff spend many training hours to learn the best ways to provide the services our clients want at their hair salons in Montpelier, VT. Our lash extension stylists would like you to know the truth about extensions.


We have all heard, “I can’t get lash extensions, because I don’t want to worry about them getting wet.” Quite the opposite is true. It is vital to lash retention and healthy lashes to keep them clean. Washing lashes can also help to cut down on allergic reactions. Cleaning your lashes with a quality lash wash made specifically for eyelash extensions will ensure that your lashes look and feel amazing. Washed lashes not only look better, but they feel better as well. Remember lashes are an investment and often the first thing that someone notices about you. Be sure to keep them clean and happy by washing them regularly, and your lash artist will love you too.


The old adage of “you get what you pay for” is true when it comes to lash extensions and services. In different parts of the U.S. and on a global scale, prices for lash extensions will vary based on the cost of living in that area. Advise clients that they shouldn’t cut corners and try to find the cheapest lash artist.

brown eyesRather, tell them to find an artist who values their quality of work and invests in quality education.

Quality of work. A lash artist who values their quality of work gives their client value in providing an amazing service. This may not be cheap, but it will save them money in the long run. There are so many different eye shapes and looks, and clients want to be sure that their lash artist can give them a look with lash extensions that is best for their eye features.



This is absolutely not true. Although lashes are a painless and often relaxing experience, they do take time to do them correctly, as the skill set of artistry required is detailed. Some lash artists work quicker than others, but lash artists should schedule enough time for each client to give them the best service possible.

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Lash Extensions in Montpelier, VT Are Here

It's a mistaken belief that lash extensions cause damage to natural lashes. If applied correctly by a certified lash technician, they can be worn continuously. Always do your research and choose a technician who is fully qualified, experienced and who considers the health of natural lashes to be of the utmost importance. Be sure to ask questions, obtain references if possible, look through the technician's portfolio of photographs, and even look to see if the stylist is wearing extension! This is a great way to determine how well liked the extensions are and the comfort level achieved.

Contact us today for your lash extension consultation. Signature Styles staff continue to bring you the best products and services available and exclusively at our salon. Gift certificates always available.

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Loving summer for its warmth, sunshine and fun times is often the highlight of our many changing seasons. Unfortunately, our hair (and especially curly hair) is subjected to intense sunlight, heat, humidity, chlorine in pools, saltwater at the ocean, and possibly you even tie up your gorgeous locks into ponytails or other configurations to keep yourself cool.

Curly hair, and hair in general, requires a fair amount of proper maintenance to keep it at its best. Not to say that your hair should take a ton of time to care for, but when the changing seasons leave you feeling a bit drab, it's time to do a bit of extra loving.

Give Your Hair TLC at Signature Styles

hairWe encourage you to have a good hair-care regimen throughout the year. With so many excellent retail beauty products for sale in Montpelier, VT, the choices may seem overwhelming. Our staff at Signature Styles have been busy with gaining new and exciting expertise in caring for curly hair. We have attended several extensive training workshops with our product vendors and are designated as exclusive retailers in Montpelier for many.

As Summer ends and we look forward to the cooler air of Autumn, take the time to schedule an appointment with one of our stylists to evaluate your hair and offer you the best results using safe products specially made for your hair type.

One of the most important parts of your hair-care routine should include using a clarifying shampoo such as the renowned Ouidad Water Works Clarifying Shampoo.

Here's How It Works

Since many of the clarifying shampoos on the market can strip hair’s moisture, it’s important to choose a formula that’s designed to be gentle on curls.

To wash away heavy build-up, try the Quidad Water Works Clarifying Shampoo, which contains citrus extracts to deep clean curls without leaving hair dehydrated.

This shampoo has a chelating formula, which means it cleanses the hair of metals, minerals, and chlorine that water can deposit on hair — making it ideal for swimmers or anyone who lives in an area with hard water.

more hairOur hair salon in Montpelier, VT carries a full line of Ouidad products. We can get your hair under control, frizz-free and feeling so much healthier. There is nothing like having your personal stylist evaluate and choose the best products for the outcome you desire. The first step to healthy hair comes from getting a head start on proper care and conditioning.

Once we've gotten you going in the right direction, weekly care will be explained and we'll be happy to help you get the right products to continue care at home.

Use a clarifying shampoo once a week in place of your regular shampoo to rejuvenate your curls. Follow with your favorite moisturizing conditioner. Clarifying shampoos are also ideal to prep hair for deep conditioning treatments, since they remove residue and allow the treatment’s nourishing ingredients to penetrate more easily.

We Are Your Beauty Salon in Montpelier, VT

Signature Styles is the home of downtown Montpelier's only full service salon - the best cuts, colors, nail and skincare services all under one roof! You'll find a complete menu, experienced staff, and products that you can feel good about using.

The certified staff also comes highly recommended by for our expertise in styling and taming curly hair.

Take your time enjoying our site. Browse through each detailed page. Read about our services. Indulge in our offerings. Imagine a day of perfect pampering.

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No matter where you live in the country, the seasons, humidity, dry air, air conditioning, chemicals and environment can wreck havoc on our hair. Hair that is naturally dry, frizzy or curly takes the brunt of damage through, not just the environment, but also the methods we use to tame our hair.

What Is Keratin and Why Does Our Hair Need it?

Our staff at Signature Styles in Montpelier, VT are continuously learning about new products and have been named exclusive retailers for many of the lines we carry. We are grateful for the trust of these companies for acknowledging our expertise and desire to bring women the best products available.

keratin hair photoKeratin is a protein that provides 90% of the hair growth and stability. The remaining 10% is moisture which is responsible for the softness, flexibility, manageability and elasticity.

When the normal amounts of keratin are no longer produced, hair suffers. This generally happens from mutated hair follicles and is called keratinocytes. When keratin is produced that is defective, it stands a good chance of being removed because of the natural system in the body of removing materials that are defective.

If this happens in the hair strand or follicle there is a better chance that the hair will be gotten rid of. The result is an increase in the loss of hair. If the process continues and the defected follicles keep dividing hair loss will increase and become visible.

Signature Styles Brings Keratin Treatments To Save The Day

Our staff has been trained and certified in using and retailing two fantastic lines of Keratin Hair Treatments in Montpelier, VT. We are proud to offer you both Inca Glow Smoothing System and Lasio Keratin treatments which will tame your unhappy hair quickly and provide long-lasting results.

Inca Glow Smoothing System

Inca Glow is the first to market hair smoothing system that contains 11 organic amino acid and that is formulated with natural & organic ingredients. It does not contain Formaldehyde, smell or odor. It does not burn or irritate the scalp and it’s 100% safe for all hair types, clients and professionals! LePlatt Cosmetique manufacturing has been a leader in Brazil for over 30 years with a state of the art manufacturing facility of over 30,000 square feet. Inca Glow is one of the newest revolutionary products created.

An Innovative Cosmetic Hair Product that contains 11 organic acids to ensure perfectly smooth hair.

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NO Formaldehyde

NO Smell or Odor

NO Burning or Irritation

It is 100% Safe

For all hair types.

Lasio Keratin Treatments

Lasio, Inc is the brainchild of Nadine Ramos (CEO), who, after seeing a Brazilian Treatment performed by a platform stylist knew there had to be a better and more efficient way to ensure silky, smooth results. Coming from New York’s Lower East side, Nadine grew Lasio, Inc from a small business to having Global Distribution Channels. Now, not only do Lasio Keratin treatments meet U.S. Standards, but they are widely celebrated as the first and only water-based application in the Keratin Treatment Category today.

LasioOne Day Keratin - one of our superb products!


All in a day’s work. The One Day Keratin Formula removes 100% frizz and 90% of the curl for a silky smooth finish for up to 4 months. Bring out the star-quality in your hair and flaunt Hollywood Glamour at its finest. Luxuriate! Iconic hair is yours.

Up to 90% Curl Reduction

Lasts up to 4 months

Infused with Amber Extract

Contains 0.02% Formaldehyde

Get The Hair You Want Today at Signature Styles

We are building a reputation of being one of the best hair salons in Montpelier, VT. Our innovative hair and makeup lines provide women in the Montpelier, VT area with a tremendous opportunity to have the hair and skin they deeply desire.

If you suffer daily with frizzy hair or out-of-control curls, call us for an appointment to get the keratin hair smoothing treatment of your choice. Our staff is excited to show you the results! Remember, Signature Styles always have gift certificates available for that special someone in your life.

Blinc Eye Makeup Available at Signature Styles in Montpilier

Women have long been subjected to unknown and dangerous ingredients in their beauty makeup. Wearing makeup is often a necessity in today's world, but it is also a huge part of our daily life as we accent our best features.blinc 02

Our eyes are truly one of the places that we spend a large amount of time as we prepare for the day. Frighteningly, the products we may have been using are not healthy or safe for us. This is where Signature Styles in Montpelier, VT works hard to find and bring to you the best and safest makeup brands available. Our commitment to natural and effective products for our clients, and our determination to offer only the best, allows us to be exclusive providers of very popular brands.

Introducing The Blinc Line of Cosmetics

We are thrilled to be chosen as the exclusive provider of Blinc Eye Makeup Brand products in Central Vermont. Blinc Inc. came to fruition through the research of Lewis Farsedakis in 1999 in response to his fiancee's desire for a mascara that would not clump, flake, smudge or wear off during the day.

Lewis learned that common mascara was made up of an oil-based material that basically “painted” the eyelashes. Alongside a chemist, Lewis embarked on his journey to develop a unique formula that would provide better coverage. The result? A stupendous mascara that encases each individual lash in a “tube” of color that holds perfectly and does not clump, smudge, run or flake.

Blinc, Inc., who is all about the eyes, carries a full line of mascara, eye liner, eye shadow primer, color palettes, and eyebrow mousse and pencils. The products are never tested on animals.

Blinc mascara amplified has been tested by an independent certified laboratory in the United States. The tests were conducted to identify any irritancy potential utilizing the MatTek EpiOcular in vitro toxicity testing system, using Good Laboratory Practice principles. The results were definite - blinc mascara was given a non-irritating classification. We are also proud to say that blinc mascara has not been tested on animals.

Removal is as simple as warm water and a bit of pressure to clean. This removes the danger of using harsh chemicals found in makeup removers as well as protecting the eyes from irritation making Blinc perfectly safe for people with sensitive eyes, skin and contact wearers.

Beauty salons in Montpelier, VT are often very restrictive in their offerings to their clients, choosing to stick with the major brands for the sake of convenience. The consultants at Signature Styles Salon bring a whole new experience to women all over the state and especially here in the Montpelier Amplifiedarea by researching and testing quality products that offer the best results for our clients.

We are not just a hair salon in Montpelier. We strive to be a full service location where you and your friends can feel pampered, listened to, and learn how to develop your own personal style and protect your skin and hair. As the exclusive provider of this amazing line of products from Blinc, Inc., we are excited to show you how long-lasting and safe the eye enhancers (mascara, eye shadow, eye liner, and brow definers) work.

Even if you sleep with your eye makeup on, run a marathon, take a long international flight, or simply need to get through your day, these products will keep you looking fresh and perfect.

Signature Styles – The Salon With a Difference

We're not just about hair. Although, we are also exclusive providers of some amazing, top-of-the-line hair care products, including Ouidad for curly hair, we know that presenting you with makeup options offers you the entire look you want.

Bringing the Blinc line of eye cosmetics here to Central Vermont is a breath of fresh air to women all over. No other mascara or eye product can compare to what Blinc has developed. We look forward to showing you the complete line and, as you know, we also are a retail beauty products in Montpelier provider with excellent cosmetics for all your needs. 

Call today for your appointment or stop by to see us. We look forward to showing you the Blinc line and being your one-stop beauty salon in Montpelier, VT.

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Our hair goes through many challenges as the seasons change, but none so much as those lovely curls you've been caring for all your life. If you've struggled with finding the right products for your curls, Signature Styles brings exciting new products to hair styling in Montpelier, VT from our exclusive Ouidad line. day spa in Montpelier

Specifically formulated and researched for curly hair of all types, this line of hair styling products is making a huge hit with our clients. Their hair has never felt and looked so good.

Choosing the Best Styling Product

As your go-to hair salon in Montpelier, VT, Signature Styles knows how difficult curly hair can be on a day-to-day basis. But, with our extensive training from Ouidad, we have conquered the struggle and can't wait to share it with you!

Here we highlight three of the most popular curly hair styling products that can keep your hair looking polished and beautiful. There are both gel and cream stylers in the Ouidad line that can provide any level of hold you desire. Let's take a look at these right now!

“I suggest using a cream if you want more of that soft, second-day hold,” says Jason Hallman, Senior Stylist at Ouidad’s New York flagship salon. “Use a gel if you want perfected, polished curls.”

If you prefer soft curls, or have dry hair that craves moisture, Featherlight Styling Cream is for you. “I suggest using it on damp hair, not soaking wet hair,” Hallman says. Its natural oils and humectants help to nourish and moisturize curls.

Humidity: It's every curl’s nightmare. That's because curly hair’s unique structure exposes its cuticle. When humidity gets in, curls expand wihair salon in Montpelierth unwanted volume and look frizzy, undefined, and dull. Our Advanced Climate Control® Featherlight Styling Cream defines curls and defends against frizz with ultra-light and pillow-soft hold. A special blend of lightweight humectants and natural oils (Meadowfoam Seed, Olive, and Soybean) nourishes hair while flexible styling polymers weightlessly define curls. Anti-Frizz Nano Technology with Sericin, a protein derived from silk, seals the cuticle to form a barrier that locks in moisture and locks out humidity. A dedicated UV filter helps protect against damage from environmental aggressors. The results: Soft, no-feel hold that won’t weigh your hair down. Frizz-free, consistently defined curls that last—in any climate.

For a smoother, more polished look that still allows your curls to move, choose a flexible-hold gel like our Advanced Climate Control® Heat & Humidity Gel. “I like to use this product on my clients who want more longevity from their hairstyle,” says New York flagship stylist Jessica O’Brien.

Our bestselling styler, Advanced Climate Control® Heat & Humidity Gel, gets you out of hair-raising situations. Use it to seal every strand, lock in moisture, and lock out humidity. Wheat Protein and pliable styling polymers form a weightless flexible lattice that expands as heat or humidity rises to hold curl definition without frizz. Our high-performance Anti-Frizz Nano Technology with a protein derived from silk seals the cuticle to keep essential moisture in and humidity out. A dedicated UV filter helps protect against damage from environmental aggressors.

The result: Flexible hold that won't leave hair crunchy, sticky, or weighed down. Frizz-free, perfectly defined curls-in any spa in montpelier

If your curls need more structure, or you live in a high-humidity climate, try our Heat & Humidity Gel – Stronger Hold formula. The additional hold helps define uneven curl patterns with more consistency from roots to ends.

When humidity gets in, curls expand with unwanted volume and look frizzy, undefined, and dull. Ouidad Advanced Climate Control® Heat & Humidity Gel – Stronger Hold transforms uneven curl patterns into consistently formed, well-defined and frizz-free spirals. Anti-Frizz Nano Technology seals the cuticle to lock in moisture and lock out humidity. A dedicated UV filter helps protect against damage from environmental aggressors. The result: Defined, shiny, controlled curls – in any climate.  (Original Article Courtesy

Signature Styles Brings Quality Products to Montpelier, VT

Signature Styles located in the heart of downtown Montpelier, Vermont strives to bring the best, safest and most effective products to our area. Our staff of fantastic stylists have worked hard to learn more and more about our exclusive products by attending workshops, trainings and hands-on experiences with many of the mother companies that produce these wonderful products.

We want to be your first choice in hair salons in Montpelier, VT and your pleasure in the results we achieve just for you is our goal. Call today to schedule an appointment for your curly hair needs. Gift certificates always available.

bridal services in MontpelierCongratulations! You have set the big day for your wedding. No matter when your special day is scheduled for, there   is still time to plan for your bridal party services in Montpelier. Brides-to-be have become enthralled with having their own bridal hair stylists available the day of the wedding to do their own hair and are choosing to provide this pampering service to their wedding party ladies, as well.

 In the past, wedding services were rather scarce and reserved for extravagant weddings. Today's Bride-to-be has so many  more options and services available to her to help make the most important day of her life go smoothly and stress free (well, almost).

 Bridal Services in Montpelier

bridal 01Signature Styles of Vermont is highly sought-after to perform wedding services at some locally famous destination locations including Mad River Barn, the Round Barn, and Skinner Barn all located in Waitsfield, Vermont as well as Top Notch Resort & Sugarbush Inn.

When you are planning on a wedding, hiring a top-notch bridal salon in Montpelier will keep everything going smoothly. Your wedding party, bridesmaids, Mother, and Mother-In-Law-To-Be will be pampered and feel very special to be included. Your hair will be perfect just as you had planned and without having to do fixes yourself.

Our bridal services in Montpelier include the following:

Bridal Consultations

Perform a trial run to ensure perfection for your wedding day.

Bridal Hair & Make Up $150.

Complimentary verbal consultation

Wedding Parties

Bride~formal styling including headpiece $100

Make up $50

Attendants~formal styling $70

Make up $40

Fees for offsite Weddings: $50 travel fee per stylist, $100 per stylist for Sunday or Holiday event.

Any questions or additional needs for your big day are welcome. Our stylists are thrilled to be part of your special day and providing you with expert hair and Bridal hair 1 croppedmakeup will keep you feeling like the beautiful bride you are. Our bridal services page  shows a wide selection of bridal hair styles that you may like.

Jessica Millett has just completed a Hands-On training on the latest up styles and trends for 2018. She can show you numerous styles and tips that will suit your personality, theme and personal style. Each Signature Styles stylist offers complete attention to detail and work with each of your wedding party members to ease their anxiety and stress over hair and makeup.

Bridal Party Service Benefits

Again, having your own personal bridal party services in Montpelier and surrounding areas can really make a huge difference to you and your wedding party. No one needs to worry about getting their own hair styled or make up down just right on their own. And no one needs to worry about a hair faux pas due to forgotten accessories, product, or not being able to get an appointment before the wedding.

bridal 03If you've been part of a wedding where bridal services are available, you know how enjoyable and relaxing the process is. Many times, the Bride-to-be and several of her party members are having their hair and makeup done at the same time. Chatting with each other as you are being primped and pampered eases tension, keeps the mood joyful, and the stress low. Much laughter can be shared along with sweet conversations.

Signature Styles in Vermont has been providing gorgeous Brides-to-be and their wedding party members with the best in bridal services in Montpelier. Your wedding day is the most important day in your life. You've worked hard to arrange the venue, outfits, wedding dress, meals, music, photographer and deserve the special services provided by our amazing and talented staff. May your wedding be all that you dreamed of and your future be as wonderful as you are. Contact Signature Styles in Montpelier to schedule your Bridal Consultation today!


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(From the Ouidad Blog) Ouidad Professional Jason Hallman Explains in his Blog post "How To Wash Your Curly Hair The Right Way"

Our hair suffers intensely over the winter months with all the heat and dryness we encounter daily. Signature Styles is the leading hair salon in Montpelier, VT and brings you some of the best styling and hair care regimens for curly hair through our Ouidad line.

Ouidad offers the finest fully researched and proven curly hair products available today. Their work to understand curly hair and its deeper needs has been an ongoing love affair for over 30 years. They know your curl intimately and regardless of pattern type or individual style, they have the product to keep your hair healthy, hydrated and happy.

Which Cleanser Should I Use?

“Choose a shampoo or co-wash based on the condition your hair is in,” Hallman says. “If your hair is dry, brittle, or damaged, go for an extra-moisturizing formula like Ouidad’s Ultra Nourishing Cleansing Oil.”

Determine the condition of your curls and choose products that will provide the results you are looking for.

Need to wash away buildup? Try a clarifying shampoo.

Want to control frizz? Opt for an anti-frizz formula.

Choose a cleansing or clarifying shampoo that is specific for your curl's type and condition. Tight/kinky curls do best with a co-wash regimen, while loose curls prefer a volume-boosting shampoo and conditioner combo.

“If most shampoos leave your hair feeling too squeaky clean and dry, try Ultra-Nourishing Cleansing Oil – it has fatty acids that cushion your curls, and it’s great for all curl types (even fine hair).” –Jason Hallman, Ouidad Curl Advisory Board

How Often Should I Wash My Hair?

clarifying shampooIt depends on your curl type. Loose and classic curls can lather up two to four times a week. Kinky curl types can co-wash weekly, and deep cleanse with shampoo once a month. Tight curls fall somewhere in between – shampoo or co-wash every few days to a week. A good rule of thumb: If your curls feel dry, try washing less frequently.That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t wet your hair.

“Rinse and condition more often; shampoo less,” Hallman advises. If you work out daily, rinse and co-wash your curls instead of shampooing every day.

How do I prevent tangles?

“Don’t shampoo in a circular motion, which tangles the curls,” Hallman advises. “Instead, use a gentle back and forth motion, and avoid bunching up your curls.” Massage your shampoo or co-wash into your roots, and work the lather down the mid-lengths and lightly on the ends.

If your curls are very knotted, carefully break up the tangles with your fingers before wetting your hair – but don’t dry brush your curls. “Because curly hair stretches so much, you’ll get less breakage if you detangle wet,” Hallman says.

What's The Best Way to Condition Curly Hair?

If you’re a loose or classic curl type, apply your conditioner from your hair’s mid-lengths to ends, “so you don’t weigh down the roots and create a pyramid,” Hallman says. If your curls are tight or kinky, you can condition closer to the scalp as well as through the ends.

Use your fingers to detangle as you distribute the conditioner, or if your curls are especially prone to tangling, comb through with a wide tooth comb or Ouidad’s Double Detangler.

Let your conditioner soak in for between two and five minutes (“the longer the better,” Hallman says).

If your goal is elongated curls, don’t rinse out all the conditioner – leave a light coating on the hair to add weight to the curls.

Signature Styles in Montpelier, VT

Hair salons in Montpelier, VT are not all equal. Hair stylists are dedicated to their profession, but no salon in the area has taken that dedication to the next step and beyond like the Hair Care professionals at Signature Styles have done. Our staff receives continuing training and professional education in using our spectacular products.

Signature Styles is an exclusive provider and salon featuring Ouidad curly hair products in Central, Vermont. Whether you need hair styling in Montpelier, VT, a make-up consultation, or specific products and advice on how to manage your gorgeous curls, we are here to offer you the best in the area.

Contact us today for your consultation or appointment. We look forward to meeting you. Gift Certificates are always available and an excellent present for that special someone this coming Mother's Day.

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Signature Styles feels that as one of the best beauty salons in Montpelier, VT, our mission has to be to bring our clientele the most up-to-date, safe and natural products available. Signature Styles has been constantly learning, improving, training and educating ourselves to provide the absolute best in hair, makeup, skin and nail treatments.

We are not simply a hair salon in Montpelier, VT. Our range of products that cater to different hair types (such as our Quidad line for curly hair), naturally safe makeup (think our Hyte and Alima Pure lines), along with our spa services is setting us well apart from other salons in the area.

What's New at Signature Styles

Once again, we have become a distributor for another amazing hair product line. New Plastic. This is a product that is sure to amaze you with results that last for months.

Who and What Is New Plastic?

New PlasticNew Plastic is the first to market hair smoothing system that contains 11 organic amino acid and that is formulated with natural & organic ingredients. It does not contain Formaldehyde, smell or odor, it does not burn or irritate the scalp and it’s 100% safe for all hair types, clients and professionals!

LePlatt Cosmetique manufacturing has been a leader in Brazil for over 30 years with a state of the art manufacturing facility of over 30,000 square feet. New Plastic is one of the newest revolutionary products created.

Frequent Questions

Is New PlasticTM a Keratin Smoothing Treatment?

No. New Plastic is a Non-Keratin smoothing systems that uses an Amino acid Complex that allows the product to provide long lasting anti-frizz effect along with straightening and shine. Keratin treatments may have challenges fighting frizz as it is a large molecule that can be drying.

What are the active ingredients in New Plastic?

Inca Oil, Glycolic acid, Lactic acid and other amino acids complete the all natural formula.

How long does New Plastic last?

New Plastic lasts between 12 and 16 weeks depending on lifestyle and maintenance.

An Innovative Cosmetic Hair Product with:

11 organic acids to ensure perfect smooth hair

Inca oil which is rich in fatty acids (Omega 3,6 and 9)

An extremely high level of antioxidant (Vitamins A & E)

Rich in protein and essential amino acids which are beneficial for hair that is highly treated

It leverages violet pigment and neutralizes yellow tones in the hair that underwent chemical process such as discoloration, reflexes, highlights or fuses. (Courtesy


Best use for virgin hair and/or mixed in with New Plastic Platinum for color treated hair

NO Formaldehyde

NO Smell or Odor

NO Burning or Irritation

It is 100% Safe

For all hair types, clients and professionals


Best for color treated hair mixed with New Plastic

NO Formaldehyde

NO Smell or Odor

NO Burning or Irritation

It is 100% Safe

For all hair types, clients and professionals

Hair Styling in Montpelier, VT

With New Plastic, hair styling here in our area has reached some new heights (or lengths as it may be). Our lovely staff stylists have been thoroughly trained and certified by a national educator from New Plastic North America. We are so very excited to offer this product and service to our clientele and new clients.

Frizzy hair that just won't settle down has met its match. New Plastic will change the way you think and feel about your hair immediately. Call us for your personal appointment to try New Plastic here at our beauty salon in Montpelier, VT. Gift certificates always available. We look forward to showing you how well your hair can really look!

Montpelier, VT is home to a true beauty salon that lives up to its name. Signature Styles not only offers the best hairstyles, manicures, pedicures and spa treatments but is one of the few recognized and certified “Green” beauty product retailer and consultation locations in Vermont.

Recently, Glennis Drew of The Bridge (November 16 – December 6, 2017 edition) wrote this article outlining the stupendous efforts and training received by the entire Signature Styles staff. Take a look below and read how this incredible group of stylists have taken their profession to the next level. All this spells out so many more options for you, your hair and your skin!

Signature Styles Offers “Green” Beauty Products (written by Glennis Drew)

team-02The owner of Signature Styles salon in Montpelier, Tess Onorato, and her entire staff (Jenn Lincoln, Brenda Brassard, Juliet Walker, and Jessica Millett) have completed training as ”Certified Ouidad Curl Specialists” through the Ouidad (pronounced “we— Dad”) product line. Ouidad products are specifically formulated for curly and wavy hair. They are offering free personalized consultations for clients with all types of curls, from wavy to kinky.

The salon, located in the covered walkway to the Capitol Plaza Hotel, was chosen by Ouidad as the exclusive retail outlet for their products in Central Vermont. Signature Styles carries the entire line of Ouidad’s gluten-free styling products, which were originally developed in 1985 and marketed under the name, “Curly Girl.”

While “gluten free” is not normally something associated with hair care products, Onorato stressed “Sixty percent of what goes on your skin is absorbed into your bloodstream!” For those allergic to gluten this is good news, said Onorato, “Without a doubt, our bodies are constantly exposed to many chemicals in our personal care products, home cleaners, and environment. And as women, we may be sustaining even more damage from toxins and chemicals. Our skin soaks in everything . . . the good and the bad. Soaps, lotions, makeup, lipstick, mascara, eye shadow, toothpaste, and hair-care products are known to harbor toxic chemicals. Yet no one does anything to ban or stop the use of such things. The FDA doesn't regulate the ingredients in cosmetics.”

Signature Styles is part of the current “green beauty revolution” taking place across the country. Before your mind goes to the wicked witch makeup from the Wizard of Oz, please be assured that the “green” reference is to all-natural products free of dyes, perfumes, and other chemicals, which, along with diet and exercise all contribute to the “green beauty” movement.

In addition to the Ouidad product line, Signature Styles carries Alima Pure organic makeup, manufactured in Portland, Oregon, along with Hynt beauty products and EcoBrow. All of these lines are plant- or mineral-based and use non -toxic, naturally derived preservatives.

Eco BrowHynt beauty products were developed by Meryl Marshall—the president and chief product officer as well as a breast cancer survivor—after Marshall searched for a carcinogen-free line of makeup using state-of-the-art natural formulations. Unable to find products that would make her feel beautiful while not introducing harmful chemicals to her skin, she developed her own.

Signature Styles offers a free Hynt all-natural, non-toxic lip gloss with any $49 makeup purchase.

Call Signature Styles at 229-2500 for a free consultation. Log on to to see makeover videos using these high quality lines of natural makeup.

Beauty Salon in Montpelier, VT

It's not common that a salon garners so much attention and engages in ongoing training to bring better products to their clientele. Signature Styles hair salon in Montpelier, VT is going above and beyond to provide the safest and most effective products for you without compromising your safety.

As Tess indicated earlier, as women, our bodies are bombarded with chemicals all day long from many different avenues. Makeup and skin products are absorbed through the skin. So if there are toxins and chemicals there, then they are going into your body.

Take advantage of our experience and the fantastic “Green” beauty products we carry. Consultations available by appointment. Gift certificates always ready! Stop by or call us today for your private beauty consultation.