SERIES NOIR Fashion Show Leaves Audience InSpired and InTrigued

Written By Kelli Ponce, Beauty and Fashion Editor for InFluential Magazine

Photography courtesy of Kelli Ponce.

Spring Fashion 2017 is upon us and kicking off the season in perfect form was the Series Noir Fashion and Trunk Show that took place this past Sunday February 19, 2017. The event was hosted by The Jose Luis Salon + Boutique in Austin, Texas at their Domain Northside location. The luxurious boutique nestled in the heart of Austin’s fashion district is quickly becoming the premier destination for high fashion signature looks. Not only do their stylists stay on the cutting edge of fashion providing the latest hair trends and make-up techniques, they keep their front-end boutique stocked with the highest quality salon and beauty products on the market today. And let’s not forget to mention the superior collection of luxury clothing and accessory designer brands that are worth the splurge.  It made perfect sense that they not only played host to the event given it’s fashionable location and ambiance, they were also the hair and makeup team responsible for orchestrating the final looks that graced the runway that evening.

Fashion Runway Models

Fashion Runway Models

The Series Noir collection, known for its luxury street-wear style and beautifully crafted designs, is best described in two words – Uncomplicated Cool. The brand debuted their fall line that featured neutral tones, understated cotton knits, distressed fitted denim and signature statement pieces that were functional and fashionable. We found the urban designs to be chic and wearable while also giving the consumer the option to bring some much needed edge to their wardrobe. Each garment was expertly constructed to bring out a fierce yet offbeat silhouette to the female form. “I believe each garment should resonate with the wearer and be singularly distinctive”, says the designer behind Series Noir. With signature pieces that are made to be mixed and matched, the stylish aesthetic plays nicely with other designer brands yet stands out from the pack. The Series Noir woman is bold, daring and unapologetically unique with a strong sense of self and style.

Fashion Runway Model

Fashion Runway Model

According to the Jose Luis Team, the clothing was the main inspiration behind the hair and make-up looks. “We wanted a true collaboration between the designer and Jose Luis Salon”, says Master Stylist Teresa Romero. To highlight the collection and bring an elevated architectural element to the Series Noir woman, the expert stylists created a fashion forward look that was bold and editorial while remaining understated as to showcase the designs.

Trendy Hairstyle Individually Selected by Each Fashion Runway Model.

Trendy Hairstyle Individually Selected by Each Fashion Runway Model.

In order to mirror the sophisticated structure and urban elements of the collection, Jose Luis’ Creative Director Theresa Przybyla created hairstyles that expressed the same form and functionality of the clothing. Elements such as the exposed metallic hairpins provided the necessary architectural feel which gave the styles a fresh unique edge. The hair looked amazing from all angles and was certainly the perfect contributing factor on the runway. It certainly had us anxious to try this look at home.

Fashion Runway Models.

Fashion Runway Models.

The make-up look, created by Master Stylist Teresa Romero, was designed to bring an editorial feel to the overall composition. A smooth skin pallet was created using an airbrush technique followed by a strong contoured cheek bone using Jose Luis’ signature make-up line. Their signature eye color in Goldfish was used to accentuate the eyes creating an urban chic design with an artistic pop. Oribe Illuminating Face Powder was lightly dusted to highlight the cheekbones and give the eyelids a sleek wet look. A Strong brow framed the understated eye while the lip remained nude with only a subtle hint of sparkle.

Jose Luis’ Creative Director Theresa Przybyla, Jose Luis Buitron, Kelli Ponce, Beauty & Fashion Editor for InFluential Magazine and  Jose Luis Makeup Artist.

Jose Luis’ Creative Director Theresa Przybyla, Jose Luis Buitron, Kelli Ponce, Beauty & Fashion Editor for InFluential Magazine and Jose Luis Makeup Artist.

Jose Luis Salon + Boutique created a personalized intimate setting for the event while providing a fresh and clean aesthetic in perfect harmony with the designer’s wishes. The show captured the feeling and excitement of New York Fashion Week leaving the audience inspired and intrigued. Be sure to visit to get your hands on the hottest trends fresh off the runway and ready to wear this fall season. To learn more about Jose Luis Salon + Boutique, visit them online at or any one of their three Austin locations.

Summer Beauty Must-Haves Under $100


Callie Meuer, Stylist and Make Up Artist with Jose Luis Salon in Austin, Texas

Callie Meuer, Stylist and Make Up Artist with Jose Luis Salon in Austin, Texas

Summer is the season of all things hot and lively. The warm weather and sunny skies encourage you to wear vibrant, loose clothing and try new beauty products to make your skin glow.

Callie Meuer, Stylist and Makeup Artist at Jose Luis Salon shares her Summer Beauty Must-Have Under $100 in our May / June Issue of InFluential Magazine.

Check out the editorial and let us know your thoughts.

Jose Luis Buitron Maintains His Cutting Edge

Jose Buitron and Bill Pitts, Owners of Jose Luis Salon

Jose Luis Buitron, owner of Jose Luis Salon in beautiful Austin, Texas is known for his trendsetting vision and extraordinary cutting technique, making each cut the most perfect accessory. “I just want to help people feel and be their best,” says Buitron. 

We’re thrilled to share Mr. Buitron’s fascinating story of his experience in the beauty industry and what’s next on the horizon for the Jose Luis brand. 

Then, read Styling & Profiling where talented stylists from Jose Luis Salon share this summer’s latest trends in hair styles for men. 

Enjoy the riveting Feature in our July / August Issue.

Jose Luis Salon Turns 25, In a Big Way!

On Saturday, Sept 7, 2013, Jose Luis Salon celebrated a quarter century of hair expertise with an outdoor soiree featuring an “On Stage” coif fashion show followed up by a rocking after party.   

In demonstration of Jose Luis’ support of the community, the soiree was also a format of giving for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.  Through the generosity of the Jose Luis Salon family and the 530 guests, more than $50,000 were raised for the Foundation. 

It was touching to hear the personal experience of Kate and Andy Rupp, whose son Preston is coping with Juvenile Diabetes.  Though there are obvious trials, the family is hopeful that someday soon a cure for Juvenile Diabetes will be found.  They were noticeably touched by the warm display of compassion and generosity exhibited during the soiree.  Preston was a true inspiration and full of energy.  He was thrilled at the opportunity of say hello through the microphone.   

Good food, refreshing drinks, rocking music and just plain good energy were hallmarks of the evening.  It was obviously well planned to the nth detail.   

We wish Jose Buitron, Bill Pitts and their entire Jose Luis Salon family many more successful years of keeping Austin beautiful.  

Photographs courtesy of Krista Jude Delarosa.