Merry and Bright – Studio One Salon, A & J Modern Designs, Kennewick

I am so excited to show you this holiday party setting with Studio One Salon and A & J Modern Designs! Special thanks to Photography by Galicia for these festive and fun photos! Smiling is contagious and our models did a wonderful job for this shoot!

Christmas time, more than any other time of the year it seems is a time where family, friends and neighbors go out of their way to make one another’s days a little merrier – a little brighter. We sing the classic lyrics, “May your days be merry and bright…” –Irving Berlin, and mean them because we wish for those we love to be happy and prosperous.

But sometimes we get run down by busy schedules and just life and the best gift –that of our time can be the hardest one to give. I love this stylized shoot because it shows that we can make a gift out of the simplest joys –using a minimal approach to our holiday parties!

I hope you enjoy this inspired look and remember that it doesn’t take a lot to partake in what Christmas is all about –all you really need is to invite some friends to come enjoy some hot chocolate and share some laughter with you while you stay out of the cold.  

Studio One Salon’s talented style team created beach waves and casual, teased braids for our models to wear under their adorable, festive beanies from Free Culture Clothing. Free Culture Clothing outfitted our models with trendy comfy-casual pieces, perfect for hanging out and staying warm.

Our models are wearing A & J Designs handmade, modern minimalist jewelry –each piece incorporates copper, their signature metal to add style and shine that transitions well from boho, day-time casual to holiday evening glam.

Kathy Nunez, owner of Studio One Salon provided the elegant, modern space and beautifully decorated Christmas tree. A & J Designs brought in fresh greenery, custom décor, including wood bench and succulent planters as well as artwork to add layering to our Christmas party atmosphere!


A & J Designs modern designer and creative team specializing in: wall textiles, furniture, home goods, staging and modern jewelry. Now booking staging and home decorating in 2018! E-mail: Instagram @a&j_moderndesigns.

Free Culture Clothing high fashion, on trend, skate shop and boutique in Kennewick at their new location: 2411 S. Union St. Suite D. Free Culture Clothing is hosting a Holiday Fair in their shop on Sunday, December 17th from 3 to 7 pm! They will have: tamales, Perfect Posh, paintings, etc. Bring the family! Admission is free. See more at: Instagram @freecultureclothing.

Studio One Salon voted “Best Salon” by Tri-City Herald People’s Choice Awards -hair color experts, precision cutting, full-service makeup, lashes and brows as well as retailer or Oribe and Bumble & Bumble products. See more at: Instagram @studioonesalon.

Photography by Galicia specializes in high school senior portrait photography. Galicia’s vision is that each senior will feel confident and beautiful! Her elite brand of senior photography includes an impressive portfolio of stylized shoots with a flourishing Street Team. She also spends extensive time mentoring up-and-coming photographers through The Twelfth Year. See more at Instagram @photosbygalicia.


Sponsored by RiverRidge Farms Local and handmade, luxurious lavender body lotion and cream, lip balm and other goods from RiverRidge Farms are a great gift for the one on your list who loves the therapeutic, calming smell of lavender! See more at: Instagram @rrfarms.wa.


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by writer Alicia Walters, contributor to print and digital magazines.

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