Color Me Glam: COLOR Salon’s Michael Boychuck Shares Fall’s Hottest Looks
Ladies: The next time you get your hair done, it should be more than just a trip to the salon. It should be an all-out, over-the-top, Vegas experience.
Crystal chandeliers. Vintage Fendi fixtures. An ultra-sleek vibe. Oh, and a killer makeover too. COLOR Salon by Michael Boychuck delivers all of these glamorous elements and then some.
Located inside Caesars Palace, COLOR recently made Elle magazine’s admired “100 Best Salons in the Country” list. From its sophisticated atmosphere to super-talented hair and make-up artists, it’s no wonder why COLOR made the cut. We caught up with celebrity hairstylist and owner of COLOR, Michael Boychuck and got the scoop on the latest hair trends, his salon success and what he loves about Vegas.
Pulse of Vegas: We saw that Elle magazine recently named COLOR one of the top salons in the country. Congratulations! Share with us one or two things that makes COLOR such a stand-out salon.
Michael Boychuck: Thank you! We are very excited that COLOR has been recognized by one of the most prominent magazines on newsstands. COLOR is uniquely beautiful – guests are welcomed into a world of glistening chandeliers, Fendi armoire styling stations, sweeping curtains and indulgent accents throughout the Faye Resnick-designed space. Additionally, my amazing team at COLOR sets the gold standard when it comes to color, styling, nail care, makeup application and more.
POV: What are new fall hair trends? What’s the trendiest color this fall?
MB: For those looking to freshen up their look for fall, women with deep brunette hair can add rich cinnamon accents for a warm, flattering look. For those with light hair, subtle, face-framing highlights are great for revitalizing a summer look.
POV: What’s the hottest celebrity hairstyle right now?
MB: Hot celebrity styles of the moment include bangs, like the ones Reese Witherspoon frequently rocks, which can be styled edgy and straight, or softer and side swept. Adriana Lima’s long, wavy look is also a common request at COLOR. For short hair, Beyonce’s brand-new pixie cut will be in high-demand this season.
POV: What are your favorite hair products? What is the one hair product ladies can’t live without?
MB: Our clients love the Kérastase line that we offer. Kérastase is the top of the line when it comes to haircare and I would recommend all of their products. As a colorist, I would recommend the Kérastase Bain Chroma Riche shampoo for color-treated hair. It helps maintain color with UV shields, as well as moisturizes dry hair.
POV: As we’re transitioning from summer to fall, how can we take care of our parched, sun-damaged tresses? My hair is drier than the Sahara desert!
MB: The best way to take care of hair after a long summer of sun-exposure and highlights is deep conditioning. I would recommend stopping by COLOR’s Lather Lounge for a relaxing Kérastase deep-conditioning treatment. It only takes a few minutes, but it delivers instant results.
POV: Besides Paris Hilton, who are other celebrity clients?
MB: It has been a great experience working with the Hilton family, who have become longtime friends. I’ve also worked with Jennifer Lopez, Gwen Stefani, Eva Longoria, Lindsay Lohan, Kirsten Dunst, Fergie of The Black Eyed Peas, Jennie Garth, Willa Ford, Shannon Doherty, Donna D’Errico, Jayde Nicole, Leann Rimes and more.
POV: What do you like the most about having salons in Las Vegas? If someone requested to see you, what’s the process for that?
MB: I enjoy that Las Vegas is a cosmopolitan melting pot for hair style. People come from all over the world to visit– from Paris, Miami, New York City, London and more, so our city is constantly exposed to the newest international trends. As a longtime resident of Las Vegas, I am happy to be seeing clients here on a full-time basis [and] give them the color of their dreams.
POV: Anything else you’d like to tell our readers about COLOR?
MB: Although our name says it all, we have so much to offer at COLOR. Guests will love our makeup lessons, waxing experiences, the Chardonnay manicures and pedicures, teeth whitening, airbrush tanning and much more.
If you’d like to make an appointment with Boychuck (also known as the ”Colorist to the Stars”), call COLOR at (702) 731-7791. Your rockin’ makeover will turn heads in Vegas and honestly, everywhere else too.