Wednesday, May 26, 2010

15 Minutes to a New Do

For a sexy, sideswept look, work a texturizer through dry hair with a boar bristle brush.
Spray a little hairspray onto a vent brush and tease hair at the crown for a little extra height. Then grab that section and sweep loosely back to the side, fastening with a flower pin accessory.
Mist entire head with a light hairspray to keep the sexy, tousled look working hard all night.
Unwashed straight hair is the perfect foundation for this style. Run a little mousse through hair to give it some extra hold and volume.
Make a deep side part and tease the front section pulling it loosely back, over your ear instead of tucked behind it. Do the same with the other side.
Use a little styling cream on your ends and pull loose hair forward over your shoulder.
To loosen natural curls, take a wide-toothed comb and rake some mousse through dry hair.
Then, grab a large-barreled curling iron and wrap different sized sections (1-3 inches) around the iron loosely. The heat will help cut down on the frizz. Don't do your entire head, just a few pieces.
Then, flip your head over and spray with hairspray.
The easiest updo is the kind that's only half up. Make a side part.
Take a front section on either side and twist it back so it stays very loose in front.
Gather the two sections together in a twist in the back and clip with a small, embellished barrette.
Spritz a little shine-spray all over to finish the look.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Haircolor fading

      Hair color inevitability fades weather you use a semi permanent or permanent hair color depending on how you care for your hair.  Semi-permanent colors are designed to fade out over time because they do not penetrate the hair shaft as deeply as permanent color but they are also not as harsh on the hair.  Permanent hair color should only fade mildly if it is properly cared for.  Properly cared for, your hair color can outlast all the rest.

-Using color protecting shampoo is the best thing you can do to preserve your hair color.  Many of the big box store products are not good for your hair color.  Sulfate free shampoos are best, they do not strip the hair of its color or moisture.
-Avoid using too hot of water when you wash your hair.
-Some volume shampoos will also help to speed up the fading because they are designed to open the hair shaft.  Make sure your volume shampoo is color preserving!
-Use a color enhancing shampoo.  There are so many colors out there to help keep your hair color fresh, vibrant and give it some shine.  Red tones fade the quickest so this is vital for red hair color!
-Protect your hair from UV rays.  Wear a hat or apply sunscreen to your hair before you basque in the glorious sunlight.  There are quite a few styling products that have sunscreens in them or sometimes you can just use a leave-in conditioner that contains sunscreen.
-Use a clear coat.  Just like on your nails you can apply a clear coat.  A demi permanent hair color coats the outer layer of the hair shaft to help protect your color even more.  The clear will coat the hair for about 3-4 weeks thus delaying the fading of your hair color.  Using a clear will also tame frizz and give the hair awesome shine!

Using as many of these tips as possible will preserve your hair color and help you to get your moneys worth each time you visit the salon!

Monday, May 24, 2010


Hydrate System

Hydrate is designed for colour-treated hair in need of deep hydration, nourishment, and colour protection. Enhanced with advanced hydrating technology and pure natural ingredients, this system restores dehydrated hair while the ZeroSulfate® shampoo and our AntiFadeComplex® maximizes colour retention.

Pureology’s Exclusive
Technology and Organic Botanicals:

Exclusive blend of potent antioxidants and full spectrum UVA/UVB sunscreens.
ZeroSulfate® Shampoo
Free of harsh colour-stripping sulfates and salts.
Advanced Hydrating Micro-Emulsion Technology
Penetrates the hair fiber to deeply moisturize from within.

Natural Ingredients:

Multi-Weight Proteins of Soy, Oat, and Wheat
Strengthen and repair hair from within.

Organic Botanicals:

Rose, Peppermint, and Green Tea
Deliver natural conditioning.


Replenish and detangle fine, colour-treated hair with lightweight conditioning while keeping colour vibrant. This daily conditioner
delivers natural extracts of jojoba and shea butters to weightlessly moisturize and restore suppleness without weighing hair down.
The exclusive AntiFadeComplex® maximizes colour retention.


Deeply replenish fine hair while keeping colour vibrant. This luxurious soufflé, with avocado, jojoba, shea and mango butters,
weightlessly moisturizes and restores suppleness without weighing hair down. Formulated with organic botanicals of green tea,
rosemary and sage to enhance conditioning and shine, while the exclusive AntiFadeComplex® maximizes colour retention.

Thursday, May 20, 2010


Big curls like those spotted on the spring 2010 catwalks at Emilio Pucci and Christian Dior, remain one of the season's hottest trends.  Right on cue, TIGI has launched its Catwalk Curlesque Curl Collection, starring products that are designed to enhance natural curls and waves.  Infused with kelp, algae, cucumber water, seaweed fennel- rich botanicals that form the Catwalk Aquacomplex- the seven product assortment delivers extraordinary hydration and definition to strands.  The three prep products consist of sulfate-free Defining Shampoo, Hydrating Conditioner, and Leave-in Conditioner.  The three styling products, which can be worked through wet hair, Curls Rock amplifier, Lightweight Mousse and Strong Mousse.  Rounding out the collection is Defining Serum, which creates unsurpassed sheen and light hold while perfecting curly styles.
With great fragrances, amazing packaging and the awesome performance of the products TIGI has issued a curl line that will be hard to surpass.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Botanical Ingredients

There are more and more powerful botanical ingredients being formulated into professional hair care products. What are they, where and why are big questions, so here are a few.

Acai berries are full of anitoxidents, these bereries support healthy tresses and combat color fading
Found in: Matrix Biolage Color Care Therapie Delicate care
Argan is derived from the kernels of argan trees growing in Morocco, this oil is packed with antioxidants, vitamins and essential fatty acids to rejuvenate hair and make it extra smooth and shiny.
Found in: MoroccanOil products, Marrekesh products, Enjoy Hair & Skin Treatment Oil, Thermafuse Heat Smart Serum
Lavender has a calming aromatherapy scent, naturally soothing and moisturizing leaving the hair feeling quenched.
Found in: Paul Mitchell Tea Tree Lavender Mint, Catwalk Your Highness Elevating Shampoo, Pureology Volume Shampoo, MoroccanOil Shampoo
Mushrooms including Shiitake, Mannentake and Mucor Miehei deliver nourishment and antioxidents to hair and color.
Found in: Pureology products
Soy Protein is a vegetable based protein; it strengthens hair and adds shine while protecting it from damage.
Found in: Onesta super conditioner, Redken Real Control, Healthy Sexy Hair.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

RED’S Radar

These brand new products have made it on to our radar and they are definitely worth checking out!

Luminous Hair Spray by MoroccanOil is an argan oil-infused formula that produces strong, manageable and touchable hold with high shine. It keeps any style in place all day long without any sticky residue or build up.

Pureology Hydrate Light condition helps replenish and detangle fine color treated hair. This daily conditioner delivers natural jojoba, Shea butters and botanical ingredients to moisturize and condition hair without weighing it down.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Clean Slate

Maintain your tresses at home with these top shampoos for specific needs.

TRUE HUES Color protection
Gently cleanse without stripping color with this luxurious moisturizing shampoo. The ZeroSulfate® formula delivers a rich lather while infusing hair with essential hydration and color protection. The exclusive AntiFadeComplex® maximizes color retention.
Catwalk Curlesque is a specifically designed sulfate-free formula that preps curls for styling. Rich Marine Botanicals of seaweed and sea fennel help smooth the cuticle and calm frizz. Cucumber water helps maintain and define beautiful, bouncy curls.
STRAIGHT TALK Smoothing/frizz control
Paul Mitchell Super Skinny Shampoo's exclusive Super Skinny Complex penetrates deep into the hair shaft where it displaces water and constricts the hair. Mild surfactants thoroughly cleanse without stripping or plumping the hair.  A smoother surface and tighter diameter greatly reduce drying time and speed up styling time
THE BIG PICTURE Voluminous Hair
Enjoy Sulfate-Free Rejuvenating Volumizing Shampoo
Rejuvenate and revitalize hair and scalp. Perfect for fine and thinning hair. Color Safe for all hair types (ph 4.5-5.5)

Friday, May 14, 2010

Summer Color

The creative color consultants for the big color companies are predicting brilliant reds, bold platinum and beautiful brunettes will be in high fashion this summer. Deep strawberry shades, sizzling red hues, rich brunettes and smoky blonds are easy to achieve with Redken Color Fusion and Cover Fusion. Color Fusion is Redken’s classic color line with a wide variety of shades to get your awesome summer shade. Cover Fusion is low ammonia, 100% Grey coverage line to achieving sexy hair at any age. Talk to your stylist today about your best summer shade.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Summer time hair Care

The best times of the year are spent out doors in the summer at the lake, by the pool or playing sports. Consequently most of the damage done to our hair in the year is during the summer. Unfortunately wearing a ball cap or bathing cap all the time doesn’t happen, because it is the best way to keep your hair healthy. Follow these tips to swim and play to your hearts content.
Water log your hair before jumping in the pool. Try soaking your hair with warm water for a few minutes before heading outside, the more water in your hair the less the chlorinated water that will soak in.
Wash your hair immediately after leaving the pool water. If the chemicals are allowed to dry in the hair, the damage could be more severe. You should use a gentle clarifying shampoo to remove the majority of the chemicals. Be sure to use a deep conditioner after wards.
Use a leave-in conditioner. Spraying in a leave-in conditioner before you dive in will act as a body armor to fend off the harmful chemicals and UV rays.
While playing outside with the kids or sitting by the lake you should always wear sun block. Sun block on your skin is a no brainer but do you protect your hair and scalp too? The suns rays will prematurely age your hair as it does your skin. Always wear a hat or use a leave-in conditioner with SPF.
The summer months are full of fun in the out doors make sure your hair and scalp are protected. These tips will help to keep your hair healthy and shiny all summer long no matter how long you spend in the sun.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

To use Color Preserving Shampoo or not to use Color Preserving

I know this is a tough question for a lot of people who chemically treat their hair.  Using color preserving products will not hurt your hair if you do not color your hair, however it is possible that using it when you bleach your hair is not the best thing for your hair.  We need to make sure we are using the correct products for our hair type and condition.
When you have dark hair and lighten it you don't need to stop that color from fading right?  But you do need to condition it more than most heads of hair.  We focus on keeping the color as long as we can but sometimes we need to focus more on conditioning the hair that we have damaged with the chemicals.  Bleach does do more damage than just coloring it so it needs to have more time and moisture put in to it.  If you bleach and then tone your hair be sure to use the color preserving shampoo but make sure you are using a good hydrating conditioner and do deep treatments regularly.
When you go dark or red you definitely need to use at least the color preserving shampoo to keep that color from fading so quickly.  Depending on your hair type the conditioner may be different.  For fine hair the color preserving is good but for coarse hair I would suggest using something more moisturizing along with deep treatments.
So let's remember the signs of damaged hair and talk to your stylist or Beauty Supply sales associate about your hair and what you need to use to keep it healthy.  Healthy hair is always in style!

Friday, May 7, 2010


Redken knows that time can take its toll on hair.  New Time Reset, with Intra-Cylane technology, can help repair years of damage and combat 5 of the 6 signs of aging.  

  1. Change in Texture

  2. Diminished Density

  3. Increased Dryness

  4. Surface Dullness

  5. Fragility/Breakage 



Wednesday, May 5, 2010


THERMADAN SHAMPOO:  Don't let the flakes upset you. Just eliminate them with this effective, therapeutic herbal formula. A little bit is all it takes to get instant relief from itchy, flaky dandruff. Aaahh! Your new secret to gorgeous hair.

THERMADAN CONDITIONER:  So long, itchy scalp and annoying flakes. And welcome to touchable, healthy hair. One minute is all it takes to restore your hair to its natural, dandruff-free appearance. Aaahh!

THERMAFUSE ASSET:  Ease the pain. Reach for this soothing astringent to alleviate your irritated
skin or scalp. Use alone or in addition to ThermaDan Shampoo to treat problem dandruff. That's relief!

Monday, May 3, 2010


      ThermaFuse with HeatSmart Complex® works with the heat of your blow dryer to heal & repair and protect & prevent! This cutting edge technology means that heat damage from hot irons and hair dryers is now a thing of the past.

      Blow dry your hair? You may be damaging it.
What's the solution? ThermaFuse with HeatSmart Complex®, a revolutionary new technology that does two amazing things at once:
  • Heal & Repair - A blend of deep conditioning proteins, ceramides, amino acids and plant extracts easily absorb into every thirsty strand, to nourish, revive and renew!
  • Protect & Prevent - Silicone molecules link together to stand guard against heat-styling and chemical-service damage.
HeatSmart Complex® combines a silicone molecule with a wheat protein molecule. Together they stay on the hair AND in the hair, penetrating to smooth any frazzled cuticle while also adding shine. The icing on the cake? HeatSmart Complex® is accentuated by and activated with heat. Where in the past blow dryers, curling irons and flat irons damaged hair, with ThermaFuse they repair it!

Thermafuse is 10% off this week!

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