Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Is Static raising your hair? 

Straight hair needs products just as much as curly hair to combat static. When you get out of the shower, blot dry hair do not rub vigorously. spritz with a volumizing or thickening spray like Serie Expert Densite and a thermal protecting spray from Goldwell inner Effects. These do not weigh the hair down or leave it sticky.

If your hair is more thick and course, Serie Expert has the Fluid Intense that controls defiant frizz. If curly frizz is a problem then the Serie Spiral Extreme will lock and smooth.  These will maximize the effects of blow-drying with an ionic dryer (which dries twice as fast as a traditional blow dryer, and reduces heat damage). A soft rubber based brush  or a ceramic round brush with short bristles will also make straight hair smooth and shiny.

For those stray flyaways, finish your style with a dab of finishing lotion such as Serie Expert Architecture or Lumi. This adds hold, but, unlike hairspray, won’t make your hair sticky or tacky. If you have a lot of flyaways or frizz, gently rub a dryer sheet over the top of your hair. As long as you don’t do this frequently (too many times can leave air greasy) it’s a great quick fix for frizzies.

If your hair is very dry  rub a small amount of shampoo into your scalp and roots, and rinse. If your hair is flat or oily condition the ends only. Once a week use a deep conditioner too all parts of your hair except the roots unless your scalp is dry. The new Dual Senses from Goldwell is  a one minute masque treatment that really works if you don't have the time at home.

Education Update

Sunday, August 02, 2009

The Stylist Most Wanted class in Santa Monica was fantastic. This was an intense two day hands on style class  Many new techniques for cut and color where presented. The seasons styles are more individualized. Lets work with your particular face shape and hair type to make YOU look fantastic.


Sunday, August 02, 2009

Product Knowledge:

Part of my success in this industry is also your success. I use and provide the best products available for your hair.  I can only cut and color your hair with the best available products, the maintenance is up to you.  Great care can make styling easier and better looking in between salon visits.

All of the products I recommend have the gentlest of the surfactants to protect hair from damage and keep color fresh longer.

The difference in professional hair care and chain store bought products are the ingredients and the amount of them, as well as the  amount and type of advertising.  Because professional products are referred by stylists, there is less to no advertising.  What goes in the bottle is more important to us than packaging and advertising.

Market products like Pantene are popular, but are very bad for your hair in my opinion. Pantene leaves heavy deposits of a silicone like substance on your hair which will eventually cause static and buildup. In addition, these cleansers are stronger and will pull the color molecules right out of the hair.  Not so bad if your hair is virgin, real bad if you just spent money on a good hair color!

As a reminder I do have on hand at all times, the top of the line professional hair care products that will maintain your color & perm services.The professional products I have will help maintain your color services in between visits. This provides long lasting results you will be happy with.

Now for the best news! I also guarantee my products. If you try something that does not work  then  you just bring it back for exchange or refund! Every ones hair reacts differently to things and sometimes it takes more than one try to find the perfect match.

Direct shipping of products available on request. Call 714-914-3250

Better Color!

Monday, February 02, 2009

Would you perm your hair every 4-6 weeks?   Did you know that pulling permanent alkaline color through the ends of already-tinted hair, even for only 5 minutes, is swelling the cuticle like a perm would?  This is unecessary as Goldwell makes a glaze that will freshen any color without the extra damage of permanent color.

Color Glazing with Goldwell's Colorance will eliminate this excess swelling to your hair. Only using Topchic (Goldwell's permanent alkaline hair color) on the new growth and then applying the matching and conditioning Colorance shade on the mid-shaft to ends will make hair healthier and add more shine.

My Personal Service Recommendations

Friday, January 02, 2009

There are several of my co-workers that need mentioning. My expertise is with color and cutting. I frequently recommend other staff members for services that I do not provide.

It has never been more important to have great shaped brows. Linda is the best at finding a great brow shape for your face. She is meticulous and does great work. Call 626.523.2121.

Needing a new outfit? See Bettinis.  Unique and personal, Chadia gives you personal shopper service. She carries the latest in styles and trends. Forget going through the whole mall, one store does it all.

Many services are provided at the salon. Prom updo and makeup, straightening(regular or Brazillian) and more! Give me a call and I will let you know who would be the best match to take care of your needs!