Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Whether your a Hair Stylist or a Doctor every woman loves her hair, from long to short, or black to red it's our signature. But, sometimes we like to get creative and even though we all can't tap into our creativity, it doesn't hurt to look & love! So with that said I present you COLOR, CREATIVITY, & FUN!!!!
Thursday, November 25, 2010
4 tablespoons to 1/4 cup of Olive Oil – will make your hair strong and nourished and provides elasticity. It also helps to reduce stress, which can affect your hair, it’s true…a happy person has happy hair!
1/4 cup Philosophy- Old Fashioned Eggnog 3 in 1 Shampoo, Bubble Bath and Shower Gel (Sephora $16) – smell as yummy (or festive) as you look Directions:
Use Olive Oil, depending on the length of your hair to massage your scalp. Make sure to massage in circular motions. The stimulation of the scalp will feel good and increase hair growth. Run the rest of the olive oil through your hair to the tip. This will be an amazing conditioning treatment. Put on a shower cap and leave in for at least 20 minutes. Then shampoo your hair very well using Philosophy’s – Old Fashioned Eggnog (your welcome to use your own shampoo) and condition as you normally do. You can apply the olive oil once a month for shiny, healthy hair (especially if you would like to grow your hair).
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Friday, November 19, 2010
This is an exciting section of this blog that I have been really anticipating and anxious to launch!
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Monday, November 15, 2010
"Women who choose a darker color create more contrast, giving the hair a fuller look with more definition and texture," says Ludovic Audesson, celebrity colorist at Pierre Michel Salon in New York City. "In addition to being very chic, dark hair is not trendy or a fad -- it's really more of a statement!"
If that's the case, why do so many women choose to go lighter?
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Saturday, October 30, 2010
So Peaches is bringing her one woman show to the states.
The dates are as follows:
DECEMBER 10TH - BOSTON, MA
Institute of Contemporary Art
DECEMBER 11TH - NEW YORK, NY
The Concert Hall at New York Society for Ethical Culture
DECEMBER 14TH - CHICAGO, IL
DECEMBER 17TH - LOS ANGELES, CA
DECEMBER 18TH - SAN FRANCISCO, CA
DECEMBER 21ST - TORONTO, ON
Queen Elizabeth Theater
Friday, October 29, 2010
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
I know I know it's not costume related. But it's Heidi Klum and it's Halloween and this costume is bad ass right?
This week we are going to break down Jessica Biel's new color. Thoughts, opinions, etc!
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Here is another great Color Formula!
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Ashlee Simpson hits our blog again. She has an impact on us and an excitement when it comes to hair fashion!
Monday, October 18, 2010
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Here is a great formula for Blondes I use all the time and oh so perfect for the Fall. We have talked a lot about taking blondes deeper and adding some more depth to your blonde. Well here is a fun way to take a NL 7 virgin guest to a perfect shade of dimensional blonde.
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
I love any piece of work that not only represents an icon, but a point in time. This will be very exciting to see the hair, the fashion and of course the story.
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
When you discover the difference of tones and shades it truly is amazing what it does to a person when you find their perfect complimenting tones. As you start to identify these differences you really will begin to see LIFE brought back into the color of the eyes and skin!
Lets break it down:
Step 1: Discover the level. It is important to find what level, meaning how dark/light one should be. The best way to do this is to use your level finder. Place the different levels, with the hair back and out of the face, onto the persons face near the corner of their eye and pay attention to the effect the level has on their eye and skin color.
Step 2: Discover their skin tone (You can do this step first, I prefer to do this second). You are trying to determine whether the person is cool or warm. There are many ways to do this.
1. Use the Redken Art Of Consult skin tone finder.
2. Use both a gold (warm) and a platinum (cool) piece of fabric.
3. Examine the persons eye color.
When doing any of these you are determining which tone compliments their skin color. For instance if you are using fabric, my tool of choice, would be to place the fabric around the person and pay attention to how the fabric compliments their skin and eye, does it brighten and soften them up? Or does the fabric make them look dull?
Need more assistance in this process? I found this article to be very informative. Check It Out!
Step 3: Utilize the knowledge and know what works. If they tend to be warm, utilize warm colors such as coppers, warm reds, golds, etc. If they tend to be cool, utilize cool colors such as cool browns, platinum, mahogany, etc.
Once you have this information you put it all together and it makes formulating easy!! You have norrowed it down to exactly the level and tone that you need. From that point you can utilize color to balance out the facial shape and even have fun with it by incorporating multi-tone coloring that you know works great on your guest!
It is always great to be able to show your support for a cause. Unfortunately almost everyone knows someone or knows someone who knows someone who has dealt with breast cancer.
With that said it gives us reason to fight back and show and express our support.
Is there anyway to express your self better than expressing it through your hair? I think not!
Get on the band wagon. Order some Clip-in Pink Extensions from your favorite extension company such as: So-Cap USA
Create a buzz about it at the salon with talkers and discussion. Sell the extensions in your salon and give the proceeds to your favorite breast cancer foundation. Send out a press release and get your community to not only show their support but Wear Their Support!
What a great way to help a cause & help others to express themselves.
Monday, October 4, 2010
It's that time again. Monday! Let's talk about your salon.
Thursday, September 30, 2010
Take a seat back hairstylists Panasonic develops a robotic system that will wash your hair.
And no it doesn't have 10 fingers. It has 16!
Redken one of the leading professional American Hair Care Companies teamed up with Little Orbits to create the game titled: "Busy Scissors"
Looks like the game will include shampoos, blowdrying, coloring, cutting and all sorts of things to bring your hair skills into the digital world.
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Lil Kim (entertainer & SALON OWNER!) Opens the doors to her second salon in Charlotte.
The participating artists didn't spend much time interacting with each other beforehand, but somehow the randomness become many birds and bird people. I asked that we change that into a Van Gogh starry-night image but make it a sunrise. That little bit of direction was all it took for the video to take off. Everyone's imagination was on overdrive. People who were watching would make up stories to go with what they saw, and that in turn influenced the artists. It was all people playing and killing time.
Monday, September 27, 2010
Hey Everyone! it's Monday and it's time to talk salon business. If you are just joining us then make sure you go back to the past and check out the Salon Business Monday posts for the last 2 weeks. We have been breaking down your salon websites. From how to start one, to what should be on your home page, to today: What content should be on your website's links!
If you need to check out the last 2 posts, you can do so HERE.
Lets get started shall we? Also if you are rushed for time that is OK! Today's post is short and sweet!
So Lets Break down what these links should have on them.
This is where we "sell" what we do. Any time there is a purchase to be made "we" are purchasing based on perceived value. It is not enough to just list your serv ices. Break your services down by category, for instance color, cutting, etc. Within each category make sure you talk about why each service that you give is worth what you are charging, without directly saying why. Also discuss the added value within each service make sure to talk about the added value that comes with that service, whether it be a blow dry, a hand treatment, a foot massage, etc. It is not enough to sell a service, it is imperative that well sell an experience and offer a welcoming and comfortable environment no matter what the market.
Make sure to list the products that you have available in your salon in this section. This is a great place to make it simple for people to find everything related to services within your salon. In my opinion, you want to make it as easily accessible to your visitors to navigate through your site. Maximum information in least amount of spaces. By combining your products and services into one location this allows that. Also talk about your products, talk about why you use them and what makes them so special.
This is the fun part! This is where we get to talk about the salon. Tell your guests and future guests what makes your salon so great. Make sure that your literature is consistent with what your are selling and your message is consistent with your brand. A lot of what is listed on this about us section should be a more extensive version of what we talked about on the homepage from last week.
In the about us this is where you put your bios. This is where the visitors get to know the staff. List the staff in order from levels. The owner first of course and then the most experienced to the newest. This gives some structure to the navigation to the bios.
The bios should be as personalized as possible. Talk about what they offer and what services they love to do, but also talk about what they love to do outside of work. Make this fun and personalized. Let their personalities come out. Let your visitors find the staff member that makes them relate-able to them and have fun with it!
Keep your specials visibly clean. Do not overwhelm this page with all sorts of giveaways and specials. Offer what you are offering but make is seem special. Do not make it seem like something that you give away every week. As the weeks go on we will get into more of what to offer, why, how and when. But for now my message is simple. Keep it clean and remember perceived value!
Media (videos, pictures, etc.): We are going to skip this section today as we will get into this next week! We are going to talk about social media and how to make it work for your website.
Your calendar should be simple and personalized. Have a staff birthday? Post it. Having a special event coming up? Post it. Anything and everything that is solidified by a date should be posted through the calender. This will keep your guests in the know!
My recommendation would be to use Google calendars. Want to know more about it? Check that out here. It is so simple to use and can be updated from anywhere!
It is also imperative to have a map of your location, driving instructions and if at all possible a link to do a customized driving directions to your location. Also make sure to add links to your social media.
This concludes today. Remember Next week we will be going over social media. One of the most benifical peices in our segment. SO YOU DO NOT WANT TO MISS IT! : )
Saturday, September 25, 2010
I know and I understand how challenging it can be to be responsible for not only all the guests in the salon, but also for all the tech's in the salon as well. Tensions will flare, after all humans are humans, right? We are not all perfect...and no, I am not going to argue that statement.
When it comes to confronting your staff in order to keep the peace one thing you must be good at is to have the ability to step back every so often, detach yourself from salon "friend" and actually be salon "boss"and address any issues that may arise... and do it in a manner that is professional. Learn to pull your staff aside and have private conversations with them to address an issue rather than keep it inside and letting it build. I hate when adults act like snickering babies or gossip queens. Especially in a place of business. Stand up straight, bite the bullet, and put an end to any bad energy created by salon staff- and if you are part of that bad energy, please think about searching for a new career. We need positivity, professionalism, and great people representing the hair industry.
Friday, September 24, 2010
Prada premieres its line at Milan Fashion week. A lot of the inspiration of this collection was taken from the jazz influenced flapper era.
Thursday, September 23, 2010
I am constantly looking on the web for images, fashion, music and just expressions of art in any form or fashion to find inspiration for my work.
Check out this great survey through Bella Sugar. They have been tallying up the votes for how long people are willing to wait at the salon until they explode!!!