Bombshell Beauties Utah Online Pageant WINNERS Announced

I started a new online pageant group on Facebook called Bombshell Beauties Utah.  It gives a chance for children to compete for titles and fun prizes.  I think that all children have beauty inside and out so why not celebrate it!   I had highly qualified judges score the entries and chose the winners.

Here they are…









Please join our group and watch for upcoming online Pageants.

How to REALLY keep curls in your hair!

One of the most common styling questions we get at Cherry Bomb is… How do I keep curls in my hair?   It is a fantastic question.  I came from the generation of “hard rock” hair and spiral ringlets.   Not a good look!  Now the curls are loose, sexy and relaxed.  We know how to help you achieve that Victoria’s Secret-inspired hair you want!  The secret is using the right products.


1.  Wash your hair with a sulfate-free shampoo and a regular conditioner.

Cherry Bomb Fave: Pravana NEVO Moisture Rich Shampoo and Conditioner (All of the NEVO products are free of “garbage” that can make it hard to maintain a good style in your hair.)



2. Towel dry your hair and apply Pravana NEVO Intense Therapy.  This is a leave-in treatment that will help fight frizz and add needed moisture to get beautiful curls.  This is a TOP seller for our salon!


3.  Apply Pravana NEVO Full Volume Volumizing Foam from root to ends.  This is a great product to add fullness to your locks.  I love how light it is!


4. You can either round brush your hair or do a quick blow dry.  The round brushing will give you more volume overall.

5.  At this point you want to clip your hair into small sections–one on each side of your head and a few in the back.

6. Starting with the bottom of each section and working up, take a medium chunk of hair and apply NEVO Invisible Control.  THIS IS THE TRICK TO THE ENTIRE LOOK!!!!!  A MUST HAVE!


7.  Take a large curling iron and wrap hair around it.  You can also do flat iron curls or use a curling wand.  The larger the iron, the looser the curls.  The larger the sections, the looser the curls and vice versa.

8. Do this throughout your entire hair.  Run your fingers through all the curls.

9. Apply NEVO Model Behavior to calm any frizz or fly-aways.  You can also apply NEVO Super Shape to your finished look.  And that is it!  Just like magic.  You now have the curls you have always wanted.  And the best part is your hair is touchable, shiny and super-hot and most importantly will LAST!!!

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We carry all of these products at Cherry Bomb so give us a call 801.436.7196. They range from $18-$22 each.   Mention this post and get one product of your choice and an in-salon tutorial on how to achieve amazing curls all for only $35!

2014 Fall & Winter Color Trends

Chilly nights, leggings with boots and pumpkin “everything” can only mean one thing–fall is HERE! Fall and winter doesn’t mean you have to take your hair to the dark side. There are lots of options. Check out these Pinterest-worthy looks.

Bonus:  Mention this post and get a new fall color for $80.  That is up to $40 off!!!!  While appointments last, ask for details. Promotion ends October 15, 2014. Some restrictions may apply.

Pumpkin Spice



Black Currant




Chocolate Truffle



Chilled Out Blonde



Frosted Chesnut










Red Velvet




Salted Carmel


We have a new Cherry Bomb Team

I would like to welcome Melanie and Tia to the Cherry Bomb Team.  They both bring a lot of talent and experience to the team.  Melanie is a skilled hairstylist and barber.  Tia is a talented hairstylist and she also is a makeup artist.  Check out their profiles here






Now Hiring for Exciting Hairstylist and Nail Artist Positions!

If you are a talented Hairstylist or Nail Artist that is looking to manage your own clients and schedule, Cherry Bomb Salon might be the perfect fit for you! We are growing and I need someone that will be a good fit for our unique salon.

Why Cherry Bomb Salon?

Cherry Bomb Salon is an exclusive 2-Chair Studio salon.  Studio salons are getting more and more popular because clients feel like they have a “private” salon experience and they love that.  I provide a drama-free, professional and relaxed environment.

One of the most important things for a salon now is to be relevant online. Cherry Bomb is on the first page of Google searches for Ogden hair salons.  We are also rated “5 Stars.”  We take our reputation and business seriously!

We have a lot of calls coming in and not enough staff to take care of the clients.  This is such a fantastic opportunity for the right person.

Take a look of Cherry Bomb Salon

Hairstylist Training 

I am a Pravana Educator and Brand Manager.  I will provide extensive training on the entire line.  I will also teach you new techniques to help built your portfolio.  I am also willing to help train in any area you feel you want to work on.   Additionally,  I will train you on how to build your business.

For the Nail Tech 

We are willing to make a space for a gel nail tech that is extremely talented.  I can help you establish your business and you will be the only nail person at the salon so you will have the opportunity to pamper our hair clients.


Self-Managed and Proactive

-Very Talented in Your Field

-Willing to Learn New Techniques

-Career Minded and Driven

-Passionate About the Industry

If this sounds like a fit for you or have questions, please give me a call at 801-814-3521. You can also send your resume to  I will be interviewing over the next few weeks until I find the perfect candidate.  I can’t wait to see who is the next pro on our team!    ~Nickole


HOT Back to School Hair Styles for 2014!

Where did the summer go?  It is already time to get ready for the kiddos to go back to school! From school clothes, registration, carpooling to hair, your to-do list is most-likely endless.  Let Cherry Bomb Salon help you!  We can team up with you to find a look that is appropriate for the age of your child and in style for the 2014 school year.  Check out this promotion while appointments last!




What inspires our team?  We look at adult and kid celebrities, music, movies, local style and of course our clients! We searched on the internet for our inspired looks.

Here are some of our top pick for BaCk to ScHoOl 2014!



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boy 3 Boy 4

boy11 boy12 boy 13boy14 boy15

boy 7 boy 8 boy5


boy6 boy10


girl 4 Girl1


girl 12 girl5girl2 girl8

girl9 girl11


girl 10

girl 9

girl 7 girl 6

girl 5




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Cherry Bomb Salon Photo Contest WINNERS Announced!

I am so excited to announce the winners of our Cherry Bomb Baby and Cherry Bomb Beauty contest.  The theme was “summertime” and we had so many fun entries. All of the kids are absolutely beautiful!  Thanks to the entrants for your participation and for your support of the salon.  I love that we can all be proud parents and celebrate our little ones. Thanks to our fantastic sponsors for their donations and to the judge for his hard work.   Congrats winners!    ~Nickole Hogan, Owner

Drum roll please…………………

Baby Winner Mom: Cassie

Nora is 10 months old and her favorite summertime activity is playing with her mom and dad.  Something unique about her is that she loves the theme song to the TV show, Orange is the New Black.  Congrats Cassie!

Nora and Mom Won: Minky Couture Infant Blanket, 2 Younique Pigments with Brush, 3 Free Classes to Latin Jam, $30 Gift Certificate to Kid to Kid Ogden, Nerium Product and $20 Gift Certificate to Cherry Bomb Salon

Beauty Mom: Mindy

Justice is 4 years old and her favorite summertime activity is learning how to swim.  Something unique about her is that she loves to make special “soup’ with interesting ingredients. Example: Cookie bits, candy and milk. Congrats Justice!

Justice and Mom Won: Minky Couture Tween Blanket, 2 Younique Pigments with Brush, 3 Free Classes to Latin Jam, $30 Gift Certificate to Kid to Kid Ogden, It Works Chin Wrap and $20 Gift Certificate to Cherry Bomb Salon

Owners Choice

Kingsley and Mom Won: $30 Gift Certificate to Reign Boutique, $10 Gift Certificate to Cherry Berry and $10 Gift Certificate to Cherry Bomb Salon

Personality WinnerRiver Won: $10 Gift Certificate to Cherry Berry and $10 Gift Certificate to Cherry Bomb SalonSmile Winner

Scout Won: $10 Gift Certificate to Cherry Berry and $10 Gift Certificate to Cherry Bomb Salon

Honorable Delilah Won: $10 Gift Certificate to Cherry Berry and $10 Gift Certificate to Cherry Bomb Salon

Please join me in congratulating our winners.  Please share with your family and friends!

Cherry Bomb Baby and Cherry Bomb Beauty Contest Entries

This has been a really fun contest!  I sent the entries over to the judge this morning.  He has a tough job ahead of him. There were so many great entries and all of the kids are beautiful!  Our judge is a well-known pageant coach, model coach and stylist.  He has been featured on MTV’s Tiara Girls and MTV 2’s Life Under the Crown.  He will be judging according to theme/creativity, photogenic qualities, smile and personality.  He has a great eye!

In no particular order, here are the entrants.  I just picked one photo per kid to display, although all photo’s submitted were judged.  Remember, this contest is for fun and we encourage good sportsmanship. 🙂  Let’s cheer each other on!  And don’t forget to share with your family and friends.  It’s show time!!!

Cherry Bomb Baby Category (Under 2 Years Old–as of date of submission)














10 and 11






Cherry Bomb Beauty Category (Over 2 Years Old)



















Good luck everyone!