May 2016

We Have Moved!
After 10 years of business, the salon has a new location. You can now find us on the lower backside level of the Walnut Grove Court Shopping Center at 1300 50th St., Suite 103 in West Des Moines, 50266.

We are anticipating an Open House in June.

happy-mothers-dayHappy Mother’s Day

Deep conditioning treatments, shampoo styles, or fresh color and cuts.

Treat your mom this Mother’s Day with a gift certificate for some much needing pampering, she’ll love it, take from all of us mom’s at Salon TEC.

Mother’s Day is Sunday May 8th this year.


January 2016

Help Support the Children and Families of Iowa Battered Women’s Shelter
Start of this year by helping out families who need a fresh start.

On January 18- 23rd we will be accepting coats, bedding, towels, luggage and toiletries
for the Children and Families of Iowa.

Donations can be dropped off to the Salon during business hours.

keep-calm2016 Color Trends
2015 was all about cool gray and soft violets so expect 2016 to see more golds, rose golds and peach tones.

Ronze is a technique that will continue into 2016 which is a mixture of copper reds and bronze browns an updated take on bronde.

In blondes we will see more Babylights, fine strand of color to give the hair a more natural appearance.

In Darker tones we’ll see a shift from Violets to blue tints to create a more subtle, more appropriate effect.

Talk to your stylist for which color trend will be right for you.


December 2015

You can win a Chi Wand! It’s time again to go to and vote Salon TEC for “best” Local Salon.

It will enter you into our drawing to win a Chi Wand.

Ask your stylist for more details.

We appreciate your support the last 9 Years and look forward to continuing our commitment in giving you our absolute Best!


October 2015

giveaway contest winnerWinner Winner! Shellie Gamble was our drawing winner for The Tower of Power. The Salon held a drawing for guest to like our Facebook Page in order to win these revolutionary hot rollers. Congratulations Shellie!

Want to be a winner of a Chi Wand? Share and like our page on your wall, show your stylist you’ve done it and you’re entered.

Good luck!


June 2015

Happy Father’s Day to all our Dads!: Men want to feel their best too, and the Staff at Salon TEC wants to make sure all the gentlemen out there get pampered this month. Take time to ask which men’s products would work for you daddy-o.

Still Seeking A Massage Therapist: Robert Crane, our in house massage therapist will be taking massages Sat and Sunday only starting June 1st, so we are looking to expand our team. If you know a LMT that is looking to join our team Monday-Friday Please have them contact Rona. We also have a chair available for a established Cosmetologist.

Vacations: Stevie will be on vacation July 19-Aug 3rd. Please call to schedule your appointment before she leaves or for her return.
Rona will be out of the salon June 29th-July 4.

Special offer: Book a full set of eyelash extensions for $150 when you pre-schedule your fill for $50. Expires 8-31-15.

Donation Collection: We will continue to except donations for the month of June for the men and women overseas. Please feel free to send something that can fit into a large priority box that service men/women can enjoy. See the donation list or make a cash donation that will be used to help with shipping cost. Thank you for your support and help. Email or call Sherry at 515-314-7039.

Donation List:

  • Games
  • Crossword puzzles
  • Nerf Footballs
  • Single serve Candy Pieces
  • Instant Oatmeal Packets
  • Kool aid Packets
  • Resturant Packets
  • Nic Nac toys
  • Cookies
  • Protein Bars
  • Mac and cheese (bowls)
  • Tennis Balls
  • Deck of Cards
  • Card Games
  • Ramen Noodles
  • Canned Food
  • Peanut Butter
  • Fruit Bars
  • Gallon/Storage sized Bag
  • Fruit Snacks
  • Shampoo
  • Razors
  • Wet wipes
  • Canned soup
  • Flavored water packets
  • Microwave Meals
  • Beef Jerky
  • Cough drops
  • Pop Tarts
  • Individual snack/meals
  • Peanuts
  • Individual Trail Mix
  • Gum
  • Licorice
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrushes
  • Pen/Pencils
  • Tea bags


April 2015

Seeking A Massage Therapist: Do you know a massage therapist who wants to be part of the Best? Our massage therapist, Robert Crane, will only work Saturdays and Sundays beginning June 1. He would like to encourage those of you with gift cards to book now if the weekend doesn’t accommodated your schedule. If you or someone you knows is a licensed massage therapist and wants to join the Salon TEC team, we are looking for someone to join us June 1, Monday through Friday. Call Rona at 515-222-0200. Serious inquiries only,

Eye Lash Extensions: Like hair extensions, lash extensions are not for the faint of heart, or the non-committal, but they are a great way to get a gorgeous look without the day-to-day fuss of false lashes. With wedding season in full swing, you have the perfect excuse to splurge. Semi-permanent eyelash extensions give you longer, thicker, and natural-looking eyelashes. No one will know they aren’t your own! Book a full set of lash extensions (normally $250) and pre-book a fill ($50), and receive $150 in savings. This offer is good from now until Oct. 31, 2015.

Special offer: Mention this ad to buy one spray tan and get a second one half off. Expires 4-30-15.



March 2015

IMG_6057CityView 2015: Thank you for nominating Salon TEC for Best Salon in CityView Magazine’s Best Of awards for the 8th year in a row, and for nominating our Robert Crane for Best Massage Therapist for the 4th year in a row. We are truly honored to have been named runner-up for best salon, and appreciate our clients for supporting us. Our team had a great time at the awards ceremony (right).

New phones: Salon TEC is excited to announce our new phone system, which will prompt callers to choose from a directory to speak directly with their stylist. We want to make sure we are always personally connected to our clients, whether it’s a phone call, text, email, Facebook message, or our web site.

Special offer: Sarah Crane is offering 20% off shellac manicures this month. Call her now to book your appointment. Expires 3-31-15.



January 2015

New Year, New You: Whether you want a whole new look or just a slight update, get a head start with these tips from Salon TEC:

  • Stop picking your split ends, make trim appointments for every 6 to 12 weeks, closer to 12 if you are growing your hair out.
  • Always use a heat protectant when styling your hair. We love Sexy Hair’s 450 Protect. It works great for all hair types and all styling tools.
  • Take a little time for yourself. In addition to all hair services, we offer several types of relaxing massages, pedicures, manicures, and lash extensions for self-pampering. Let a Salon TEC team meember decide which service would be best for you.

Donations: Help us support the Children and Families of Iowa Domestic Violence Shelter. Between Tuesday, Jan. 20 and Saturday, Jan. 24, Salon TEC will be taking donations of new or slightly used luggage, bedding, coats, and toiletries. Salon hours to drop off donations: Tuesday-Friday 10 am – 7 pm and Saturday 10 am – 3 pm.

Special offer: Print this offer and bring it with you to the salon on your next visit and receive 20% off all professional hair tools. Expires 1-30-15.



December 2014

It’s Voting Time: It’s time again to help us win Cityview’s “Best Of” awards. Go to and click the “Best Of” banner and select SalonTEC for best hair salon and Robert Crane for best massage therapist. Voting ends January 5th.

Meet Sammie: We are happy to welcome Sammie Carter as our new afternoon receptionist. She will be taking your phone calls between 1 and 4 pm. We’re excited to have her helping us out.

Special offer: Relax during the stressful holiday season with a 1.5-hour massage for just $75 (regularly $90). Mention this ad. Expires 12-31-14.


November 2014

Feel the Winter Chill?: If you have a fever over 100.4, you may be contagious. See a doctor, stay home and rest, drink lots of fluids and wash your hands for a full 10 seconds. If you are feeling under the weather, we are more than happy to accommodate you in your return to good health.

Pretty in Pink: Last month Salon TEC donated “pink hairs” and raised money for the Iowa Cancer Society. Thank everyone for your donations. Please remember the Making Strides walk for 2015 has been canceled so Salon TEC will continue in its efforts in helping to raise awareness, and appreciate our guests who do so, too.

facebook ro and kristenStylist Certifications: On Oct. 13, Rona and Kristen became certified for the Advanced Glycolic Smoothing System, which is a three-part system that reduces frizz and curl for up to three months. Wavy-haired clients get your appointments scheduled! With the addition of the Advanced Glycolic Smoothing System, Keratin Complex now offers a smoothing solution for every hair type. And besides making hair oh-so-smooth, Advanced Glycolic Smoothing System also restores and rejuvenates hair that has been damaged as a result of previous chemical relaxing, thermal styling or coloring. Plus, it works fast! With Advanced Glycolic Smoothing System, you will benefit from same day styling and immediate rinse-out! New clients who schedule in the month of November will receive 10% off.

Special offer: Tanning can make your skin look younger, healthier and more vibrant. Spray tanning is a healthier alternative. New clients get 20% off a spray tan when they book with Rona Jacobs. Also, ask about special offers on spray-tan packages for the winter months. Expires 11-30-14.


October 2014

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: October is known nationally for the efforts of awareness for breast cancer. Although the Iowa Cancer Society made the difficult decision of canceling the Making Strides Walk, Salon TEC is still excited to help raise funds by making your hair pink! All fees go to the Iowa Cancer Society. Get Pink Babe hair extensions for $8 per strand, hair chalking for $2 per chunk, hair braiding for $3 per braid, hair barrettes for $5 per barrette, or Pravana Pink Demi Color for $8 per foil ($10 to prelighten). Also, a $10 donation will get you entered into our drawing for a product basket.

Special offer: Mention this ad and receive $100 off a full head of Great Lengths extensions. Open only to new clients who book with Julie McLish. Offer expires 10-31-14.


September 2014

Homecoming Help: Accessorizing is the biggest trend for 2014 Homecoming. Pretty head bands, hair pins, braids, buns, knots, and twists are all being incorporated into up-styles for hot fall looks. Makeup this season should look natural and flawless. Pump your lashes for picture-perfect eyes, using false lashes or lash thickener and a matte eyeshadow for contouring the eyes.

Protect Your Hair: One of our all-time favorite products, Style Sexy Hair’s 450 Degree Protect is your best defense against heat damage. DynamX and AMPHOMER provide thermal protection up to 450º F. Light mist allow for an even application to avoid over-saturation. Provides soft memory to any style. Great refresh of shine post-styling and throughout the day.

Special offer: Mention this ad and receive 20% off a Shellac nail polish application on your next visit. Offer expires 9-30-14.


August 2014

Color Service Upgrade: Salon TEC is now carrying Olaplex! Olaplex is going to make your hair stronger, healthier, and your color will last longer. Olaplex is not a deep-conditioning treatment or a BandAid for damage. It enables colorists to process clients longer and/or more often then we were able to without it. The hair is softer and stronger than it was before the color service. If you ever wanted to go from dark to light but were told to do it in stages, or wanted a lighter ombre, now you may be able to do a same-day service at Salon TEC. The service, plus the bottle of take-home, is only a $40 add-on service fee. Ask your stylist for more details.

keratinWhat does your hair need? Maintaining healthy hair in the summer can be difficult as the harsh weather can cause dryness and breakage to your strands. Whether you’re in need of something simple, like a conditioning treatment, or a lasting treatment like a Keratin, your stylist is knowledgeable about what would be the most effective in keeping your look vibrant during these humid months. The relationship you build with your stylist over these months can be crucial. It’s also important to express your expectations so you can work together towards your personal hair goals. Having a routine can also be cost effective in the long run because you should never have to come in for corrective service, which is usually the most expensive service.

Special offer: Mention this ad and receive $10 off a Paul Mitchell Keratin Treatment (normally $30). Offer only good with stylist Julie Alsted. Expires 8-30-14.


July 2014

Milestones: Congratulations to Julie and Jason Alsted on their 1st anniversary. Wow, that time flew by! Also, congrats to Stevie and Daniel Bossman on their 10th anniversary! Stevie will be out of the salon July 16-31, so please schedule accordingly.

Special offer: Mention this ad and receive a 90-minute Swedish Massage for just $75 (normally $90). Expires 7-31-14.


June 2014

Don’t forget dad! Father’s Day is Sunday, June 15. Dads need to relax and feel good, too. Ask your stylist for suggestions for your well-groomed man.

fairytailsHave you heard? Schools are not required to send children home because of head lice, so there have been more cases lately. To help frustrated parents, Salon TEC is now carrying Fairy Tales. This non-toxic, pesticide-free product is proven to eliminate both lice and their eggs (nits). The revolutionary cleansing product uses a combination of naturally occurring enzymes to harmlessly remove lice and their eggs.

Way to go! This year Salon TEC raised $1,786 for the American Cancer Society at the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event. Thank you to everyone who donated and came out to walk with us on a beautiful day.

Special offer: Mention this ad and receive 10% off a Keratin service on your next visit. Expires 6-30-14.


May 2014

We’ve been published! Anyone going into any salon in the country looking for a new men’s haircut, may pick up Volume 92 of Inspire Book and find the work of Rona Jacobs, colorist for Alfaparf and owner of Salon TEC. Melissa Stukenholtz of Gorman House Photography shot model Ryan Martin in an impromptu photo session, which she and Rona submitted to Inspire Book last February. We are so excited the image was selected for inclusion in America’s leading hairstyling book for salons.

Who’s on the other end? Salon TEC has six volunteer receptionists. Tiffany, sister of stylist Tammy, covers Thursday evenings, 5-7 pm and is temporarily covering some mornings. Allison, who works at EMC, takes Tuesday evenings 5-7 pm. Dory, who works for Westfield Insurance, covers Wednesday 5-7 pm. Hannah, a sophomore at Valley High, covers Monday and Friday evenings from 4-6 pm. Connie, a freelance set director, covers most Thursday and Friday mornings 10 am – 1 pm. The ladies all rotate the phone on Saturdays 10 am – 2 pm. These ladies are so appreciated by the stylists and massage therapist. If one of these ladies doesn’t answer, and you get our voicemail, please leave us a message and we will return your call as soon as possible.

Special offer: Receive a free Citrus Blast Aromatherapy upgrade with the purchase of a 60-minute massage. Expires 5-31-14.


April 2014

Salon Tec Mothers DayMother’s Day Shoot: On Sunday, April 27th from 10 am to 4 pm, we will be hosting our annual Mother’s Day photo sessions. The $50 sitting fee includes two high-resolution digital files from your session with Gorman House Photography. Hair and make up is an additional $25 per person. Space is limited and this is a great day, so call today to reserve your spot.

making strides 2014 - CopyMaking Strides for Breast Cancer Walk: When Salon TEC opened its doors almost 8 years ago, it was a decision to have the Iowa Cancer Society as one of the two charities to which we contribute. This year you will again find us creating pink hair for the Making Strides walk at Principal Park on May 3rd. Ask your stylist how you can join our team for the walk!

Special offer: Temporary streaks, stripes, or all-over wow color is one of the hottest trends of the year. We love the craze and we are excited to unveil our new non-commitment, wash-out color—L’Oréal Professional Hairchalk. Available in 8 hot shades to brighten up your look for a night out or just because. This month, get 10% off Hairchalk application on your next visit. Expires 4-30-14.


March 2014

1900798_759344757409092_371154525_oCongratulations: Kristen Cobb’s daughter, Ava Marie Cobb, was born February 20th! She weighed in at 7 lbs, 8 oz, and was 19.5 inches long. Kristen and baby are doing great. Kristen will be back in the salon March 20th. Please call to schedule your appointments.

Have You Heard: We won again! Thank you to everyone who voted for Salon TEC and Robert Crane, LMT for Cityview’s Best of Des Moines.

She Deserved It: We asked if you knew someone special that deserved a makeover and you responded with amazing stories of deserving women. The nominations are over and the makeovers are complete! You can read more about these deserving women here.

Special Offer: Receive $10 off color services on your next visit with Tammy Froehle. Expires 3-31-14.


February 2014

Book now: Baby Ava is on her way! Call the salon now to book with Kristen Cobb before she goes on maternity leave or to get on her schedule after her return.

Thank you: Our heartfelt appreciation to everyone that brought in donations for the Children and Families of Iowa battered women’s shelter! Your help will go a long way and we can’t wait to participate in this important program again next year.

Special Offer: Receive 25% off a hot stone massage on your next visit when you mention this offer (regularly $90, now just $67.50). Expires 1-31-14.


January 2014

GHP_2722_ppBig News: The Dr. Phil Show chose Salon TEC to give a makeover to Valerie (a mom from Norwalk who has a 14-year-old troubled teen); her story aired on January 15. To celebrate this amazing honor, we’ve decided to give six more deserving women makeovers. If you know an inspirational person who helps others, email us their photo and story for consideration (send to, or send us a message through our Facebook page. On February 14, each of our six stylists will select one person to make over on February 16 at 11 am. Our friend, photographer Melissa Stukenholtz of Gorman House Photography, will take before and after photos of each winner.

We Need Your Help: Between January 15th and 22nd, we will be collecting new or gently used luggage, bedding, towels, and hair products to donate to the families and children of a local domestic violence shelter. Please bring anything you can to the salon to help us in this important effort.

Voting Continues: For the last 2 years, Salon TEC has been voted by you as The Best Salon and Best Massage Therapist (Robert Crane) in the CityView “Best Of” list. There is still time to vote for the 2014 list. Please go to and click on the Best Of banner at the top to vote. Thank you!

Special Offer: Get a super-smoothing keratin treatment added to your hair service for only $20 when you book with Julie Alsted in January. Expires 1-31-14.


December 2013

CityView voteIt’s Time to Vote! For the 8 years Salon TEC has been in operation, we have continued to be on CityView’s “Best Of” list. For the last 2 years, we have been voted by you as The Best Salon and our massage therapist, Robert Crane, won Best Massage Therapist. It’s time to vote for the 2014 list. Please go to and click on the Best Of banner at the top to vote. Thank you!

December Madness: During the holiday season, the parking lot here at Salon TEC can get pretty full. Feel free to park near Dahls, but please be mindful not to park in front of Little Ceasars.

Gift Giving: Looking for the perfect holiday gift? All of us here at the salon think a gift card from The Best Massage Therapist in Des Moines would do the trick! Pick one up while you’re here.

Special Offer: Here’s your monthly offer. Get a 1-hour Swedish massage for only $45! Expires 12-12-13.


November 2013

paulmitchell classIs your hair ready for the holidays? Stevie, Rona, and Sarah attended a Paul Mitchell fall/winter trends class that focused on foil placement and holiday hair styling. “Taking the time to teach our clients how to utilize the tools that work for their hair type is so important,” says Stevie. Ask your stylist which tool is right for you. Also, don’t forget gifts for those important to you—teachers, relatives, babysitters, coaches, friends, letter carrier, neighbors, coworkers, bank tellers, and more! See below for a special deal on tools this month only.

c108af01-6e56-462e-9d58-ae6975f28e8cHave you heard? On November 17th, Salon TEC will be having our annual Holiday Photo Shoot from 10 am to 4 pm. Gorman House Photography will be in house to shoot an “It’s a New Year” theme. The sitting fee is $50, which includes two of your digital proofs for use for your holiday cards, gift giving, decorating, and more! A stylist will be available to do hair and makeup for just $25/person. Call us now at 515-222-0200 to reserve a spot for you and your family!

Special offer: In the month November, mention this ad and receive 30% off all hair tools on your next visit. Limit one coupon per person; may not be combined with any other offer. Expires November 30, 2013.


October 2013

Kim VoSalon TEC Meets Kim Vo: Kim Vo is hailed by Vogue magazine as “the Best Blonder in the business.” He is one of the most sought-after color experts in the world. Rona, Stevie, and Julie attended his color event at the Metropolitan Ballroom in Minneapolis, where Vo demonstrated his current trend techniques of Volayage, Smoosh, and Extreme Ombre. “These looks are the next evolution of color trends we will be seeing,” Vo says. Salon TEC is always on the pulse of what to see with each season. Make sure to plan ahead and get your holiday appointments scheduled.

Rona-Jacobs-Hair-StylistFeatured Stylist: Rona Jacobs is the owner of Salon TEC. For four days in October, Rona will be in Miami, Fla. to train at Alfaparf’s Color Academy to learn trends in grey coverage, fabulous reds, and color techniques. “I love educating not only fellow stylists but also my clients about trends,” she says. Rona’s work has been featured on fashion runways and print publications. An in-demand educator, Rona has educated stylists throughout the United States, as well as in Europe and Canada.

Special offer: In the month October, receive 20% off Keratin services on your next visit. Also, all Alfaparf haircare products are buy one, get one free this month. Expires October 31, 2013.


September 2013

Classes, classes, classes: On Aug. 25, Rona Jacobs received training for Alfaparf’s new Therma Spa organic color line and became certified for Lissee smoothing treatment. Look for upcoming promotions for these services. Julie Alsted and Sarah Crane attended Affinage Color class that showcased new fall colors. Are you ready for your new fall look? Ask your stylist which tones are right for you.

Sarah CraneAnniversary: Stylist team member Sarah Crane celebrates her one-year anniversary at Salon TEC this month. She loves to make people love the way they look. Read more about her here to learn about her hours and pricing. This month she is offering a free haircut with any chemical treatment.

Special offer: Never tried Shellac? Now is the time. First-time Shellac clients will receive 20% off the service with this coupon. Expires September 30, 2013


August 2013

Tammy-Froehle-Hair-StylistTammy Froehle is celebrating one year at Salon TEC this month! She has been a stylist for 9 years and specializes in Redken and Wella color. You’ll always see Tammy smiling and she loves to make sure her clients leave with a smile, too. “She is such a bright ray of sunshine at Salon TEC,” says owner Rona Jacobs. To celebrate her anniversary, Tammy is offering her clients 20% off deep-conditioning treatments now until August 30, 2013.

Teachers: To show our appreciation for your work, we are offering 25% off massages with Des Moines’ “Best of” massage therapist, Robert Crane, for the month of August.

Special offer: Buy two products, get one free (of equal or lesser value) on your next visit. Expires August 30, 2013


July 2013

Michael Cole, hair stylistTraining, Education & Trends: Salon TEC is dedicated to being the best stylists we can be and that means staying on top of the latest trends in our business. That’s why we spent June 30th with Michael Cole, a legend in the hair industry. His motivating techniques help to mentor us in our business. Rona spent June 24th with Phillip Watson, the #1 hairdresser in North America, going over new styling trends, utilizing Color Proof products, and learning new ways of cutting bobs to create balance and individuality for clients.

Special Offer: It’s Christmas in July! Mention this ad when you buy a one-hour massage gift certificate and we’ll give you an additional 30 minutes for free! Expires July 31, 2013


June 2013

ColorProofSOJOURNSalon TEC is happy to announce we are now carrying 2 new product lines—ColorProof and Sojourn. ColorProof is a complete line of professional luxury products designed exclusively for color-treated hair. It delivers incredibly healthy, shiny, and vibrant hair. Sojourn is developed by Vidal Sassoon’s son Elan and is pH-balanced at 4.5-5.5 and the entire line is alcohol-free (except the hairspray), and is sulfate-, paraben-, formaldehyde-, and gluten-free.

Retirement: After 7 years of hearing her voice over the phone, Lynda Sheilds will be leaving Salon TEC to take care of her adorable granddaughter full-time. We are excited that she is able to have this precious time but Lynda will be deeply missed. Carrie Davis and Sarah Crane will now take care of your phone calls in the morning.

Have you heard? We have updated our software and now have the feature of booking appointments from anywhere on our phones!

Don’t forget! Father’s Day is June 16—why not get dad a Salon TEC gift card? Speak with your stylist on your next viist.

Special offer: Mention this ad and receive 10% off Keratin or Relaxer services on your next visit. Expires June 30, 2013


May 2013

Making StridesThank you! On Saturday, May 4th, Salon TEC again participated in the Making Strides for Breast Cancer Walk. It was a cold day but we all soldiered through, along with so many of you, to raise money for a great cause. Thank you all for supporting us and going pink for breast cancer!

Have you heard? Our very own Julie McClish will be getting married next month in Los Angeles and we couldn’t be more excited for her! Julie, Rona, and Stevie will be out for the wedding (and Julie will honeymoon immediately after), so please book accordingly.

Special offer: Mention this ad and receive 10% off a spray tan on your next visit. Expires May 31, 2013


April 2013

Prom Trends: Need some ideas for that perfect pro ‘do? Let your stylist at Salon TEC help forecast your look. This season expect more braids, side-swept hair and messy buns on the dance floors. For makeup, plan on soft natural eyes with eyeliner and a bold lip. Shellac nails will ensure that those reverse french and hombre effects will stay well after prom night.

Oh Baby! Salon owner Rona Jacobs and husband Wes had their first child, son Jack Liam Jaobs, on March 12th. Mother, father and baby are doing great! Rona will be back at the salon and available for appointments beginning April 22nd.

Mark your Calendar: Join us on Saturday, May 4th for the Making Strides Cancer Walk. We are putting together a team again this year for this important event and promise you’ll have a great time! We’ve raised more than $9,000 in the last 6 years and hope to make this, our 7th year, the best yet. To be a member of our team (or just donate), stop by or call the salon at 515.222.0200 to sign up (for a $25 registration fee, you’ll get a t-shirt and a FUN group to walk with).

Special offer: Mention this ad and receive 10% off Shellac services on your next visit. Expires April 30, 2013.


March 2013

Spring Trends update: Spring always seems to gear people for change. With hair color, you’ll see a lot of platinum blonde, reverse ombre, and dipped-dyed ends. Looking for a bold color for spring? Think fruits—lemon, blueberry, nectarine, and poppy!

Cityview 2013Have you heard? Salon TEC was chosen by you, the online voters, for the 2nd time as the Best Salon in the Des Moines Metro Area in Cityview Magazine. Our massage therapist, Robert Crane, was also voted Best Massage Therapist. All of us at Salon TEC would like to give our sincerest thanks to all of those who hustled during the voting process.

Special offer: To say thanks for making us the Best in Cityview, mention this ad between now and 3/31/13 and receive 20% off color services on your next visit.


February 2013

Thank you for your donations for our Making Strides Against Breast Cancer campaign last month! We were able to donate many items to the Children and Families of Iowa Domestic Violence Center, thanks to your generosity. Next up: Our Making Strides Cancer Walk. Mark your calendars for Saturday, May 4th and join us for this important (and FUN) event.

Valentine’s Day gift cards are available now. Get a 1-hour massage, pedicure, manicure, and shampoo style for only $130. Or, give your love a 30-minute massage and shellac polish for $50. To inquire, speak with your stylist or call the salon at 515-222-0200.


January 2013

needsMake the New Year a time to give! Every year, Salon TEC collects items to donate to The Children & Families of Iowa domestic violence shelter. This year’s focus is towels, bedding, purses, and toiletries. Please bring your donations to the salon between Jan. 14th and Jan. 19th. Help us make a difference. (To see the complete needs list, click on the image, right.)

Does your hair feel dry and brittle from the cold winter air? Is your frizzy but not curly? Are you trying to grow your hair out but can’t seem to get any new length? You need a Keratin Treatment. Ask your stylist which option is right for you. In January, we’re offering 20% off any Keratin Treatment, so there’s no excuse not to try this awesome service!

Special offer: Get half off a spray tan in January (regular price is $22). Mention this offer when booking your service. Expires 1-31-13. Limit one coupon per person. May not be combined with any other offer.


December 2012

Salon TEC gift cards are available for your holiday shopping. This month when you buy a one-hour massage gift card for $60, get a free half-hour massage ($45 value). Limit 2 per person.

Special offer: Buy two products and get one FREE at your next visit. Expires 12-31-12. Limit one coupon per person. May not be combined with any other offer.


November 2012

Melissa Stuckenhotlz of Gorman House Photography will be taking holiday photos at our place on November 18th from 10 am – 5 pm. This year’s photo party theme is “Dreamy Christmas,” so don’t forget your pajamas! A Salon TEC stylist will be available to do hair and makeup before your session to make sure you’re camera ready. The session is $25, plus $25 for hair and makeup, per person. Call us today at 515-222-0200 to schedule a slot.

Special offer: Get 20% off hair products on your next visit (expires 11/31/12). Limit one offer per person. May not be combined with any other offer.


October 2012

On Sept. 17th, Sarah and Rona attended a Keratin Complex updated certification class with Salon TEC client Jaime Becker, who served as a model. During the class, Becker received the 3-hour Keratin treatment, which reduces frizz by 95%, makes the hair healthier, shinier, and more manageable, and reduces blow-drying time. Salon TEC has been offers this and similar treatments, so ask your stylist which option is perfect for you.

Special offer: Get 10% off low lights this month only. Low lights are a great way to transition summer blonde into fall dimension.

BONUS offer: Get 50% off a one-hour massage or 50% off a one-hour aromatherapy massage. Expires 10/31/12. Limit one offer per person. May not be combined with any other offer. *Massage appointments that are missed and not canceled or rescheduled before the start time of their scheduled appointment will have a $30 fee added when their next massage service is performed.


September 2012

Stevie, birthday girl

Sarah, new stylist

Salon TEC is excited to introduce our newest team member, Sarah Crane. She’s been doing hair for two years and is the wife of our very own massage therapist, Robert Crane. In addition to welcoming Sarah to our family, we hope you’ll join us in sending birthday wishes to our stylist Stevie Bosman, who turns the big 3-0 on Sept. 11!

Special offer: This month only, get 50% off a facial waxing booked in September. Just mention that you saw the special on the website.


August 2012

Salon TEC celebrates its 7-year anniversary August 1st. The salon consists of of 5 talented stylists and a massage therapist.  If you are not already electronically connected, you can find us on Facebook or shoot us an email at to sign up for enewsletter. Over the course of our 7 years we have teamed up to help many charities. We have raised over $8,000 for the Iowa Cancer Society and donated many household items to Children and Families of Iowa’s Battered Women’s Shelter. Recently, we added massage therapy and 2 new stylists. And to really celebrate our 7th year, we were voted City View’s Best Salon for 2012.

Have you heard? Salon TEC has Norvell Spray Tanning! Summer heat too hot to even think about laying out? Why not get a sweat-free tan? Make sure to shave or wax (we do that too!) unwanted hair and exfoliate the skin prior to tanning service.

Special offer: School is almost back in session and we’d like to show our appreciation for teachers. Call us at 515-222-0200 to learn how teachers can receive a free haircut with color services.


July 2012

New Team Member: Tammy Froehle, formerly of Younkers Salon at Valley West has joined Salon TEC. Tammy has been part of the hair industry for 8 years. She is a full-service stylist and specializes in Redken color and cutting. Learn more about Tammy (and her hours and pricing) on her bio page.

We also want to let you know about some special promotions for July.

1. Summer humidity making your hair a frizzy mess? You need one of our Keratin Treatments, which are 20% off all month. Ask your stylist which treatment is right for you:

  • Keratin Complex Blowout: Takes 1 hour, lasts 6 weeks, and reduces frizz and curl by up to 95% ($70).
  • Keratin Complex: Takes 2.5 hours, lasts 3-6 months, reduces frizz and curl by up to 95% ($250).
  • Paul Mitchell Awapuhi Wild Ginger Keratin Intensive Treatment: Takes 30 minutes, lasts 4 weeks, reduces breakage by 80%, improves shine by 35% and prevents color fade by 67% ($30).
  • Pravana Keratin: Takes 2.5 hours, lasts 8-12 weeks, reduces curl by up to 90% ($100).

2. Receive a free gift when you book a spray tan in July (while supplies last).


June 2012

Did you hear?  Over the last 6 years, Salon TEC has raised more than $9,000 for the Iowa Cancer Society. We would like to thank those of you who once again made the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk such a success (team photo, right). This year we also put in pink hairs at the walk and had so much fun that we’ll be doing it again next year. So mark your first Saturday in May 2013 to join in the fun.

We also want to let you know about some special promotions for June:

  • Salon TEC is excited to introduce Norvell sunless spray tanning. Everyone wants a healthy summer glow and Norvell allows for all skin types to have customized tans. Book a spray tan in the month of June and receive a free gift. (While supplies last).
  • June is a month to celebrate fathers. In appreciation of all our dads, men will receive 50% off their color services. Ask your stylist about 5-minute lunch-break color to camouflage gray hair. (Expires 6/30/12)


May 2012

After years of participating in the amazing Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk, this year we are upping the ante. We have a goal to raise $1,600 for the cause! To meet our goal, we need your help. Join our team. If you aren’t already on a team for the event, you can join ours. We promise you’ll have a great time. To be a member of our team, stop by or call the salon at 515.222.0200 to sign up (for a $20 registration fee, you’ll get a t-shirt and a FUN group to walk with).

We’re also proud to announce we will be setting up a tent to offer more ways to raise money. Our stylists will be on hand to add pink extensions, beads, chalk, or extension barrets to your hair! Our masseur will also be onsite to offer chair massages. Services will cost between $2 and $20 and all funds will go to the American Cancer Society. The money is used to educate women on the importance of early detection, provide lodging for patients travelling for care, connect patients and survivors for support, and fund important research to find a cure.

The 2012 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk on Saturday, May 5th at Village of Ponderosa in West Des Moines. The 1- or 3-mile walk starts at 9 am with packet pickup at 8 am. We hope you’ll help us with this amazing cause.


April 2012

Searching for the perfect gift for your mom for Mother’s Day? Book a beauty and picture party at SalonTEC on Sunday, April 18. For $50, your mom will be pampered (we’ll do her hair and makeup), get photos alone or with her kids, and then receive a great package of photos. Space is limited so call us at 515-222-0200 today to book!


March 2012

Cityview best of list, best salon in Des Moines, salon, TEC, hair stylistThanks to our awesome and loyal customers, Salon TEC was named Best Salon in Des Moines by Cityview. From runner-up last year to winner in 2012 … we have you to thank! Read all about the award in the Cityview story.