Stand out from the Crowd with Hair to Turn Heads at Your Wedding or Prom!

Whether you’re looking at bridal styles, prom styles or hairstyles for a special occasion, this hair guide can help! We’ll take you through all of the latest trends and styles so that your hair has the wow factor on your big day!

If you’re going to a prom, this is probably the biggest event in your life so far and it will be until you get married! That’s why we’re incorporating these two events into one great hair guide for your special day. We want you to choose a hairstyle that you love but that also makes you feel like a VIP!

Wedding hair up-dos

It has become a tradition that brides wear their hair up. Choosing an up-do doesn’t make you old fashioned, however. Whilst keeping with tradition, you can certainly choose a modern hairstyle to suit your wedding theme and style. Before you look at different styles with your hairdresser, it’s a good idea to show him or her what your dress looks like. This means your hairstyle will match the theme of your wedding or occasion. For example, if your dress is a 50s style dress, your stylist will be able to come up with a stunning up-do to go with it.

Even though traditional wedding up-dos are still preferred for many brides, stylists have seen a resurgence of retro and vintage hairstyles. You can also incorporate a veil, some flowers, a clip or a jeweled tiara into your hairstyle. Make sure you bring any accessories to your consultations and hair trials too.

Wedding hair worn down

If you’re struggling to know whether to have your hair up or down for your wedding or prom, look at the neckline of your dress. For a dress that is strapless or has spaghetti straps or a low back, long, curly hair that cascades to one side or down the back can really look sensational. If all down isn’t your thing, you can dress this style up with plaits or in a half-up, half-down style.

Short bridal and prom hairstyles

 

Your short hair is actually quite versatile! There are hundreds of different bridal and prom hairstyles for shorter hair. First things first, however – you need a really great cut. Whatever the look you’re wanting to achieve, you can add texture and volume really well to short hair and you can dress it nicely with bridal accessories.

Braids and Plaits for Proms and Special Occasions

These are great for prom hair or wedding party hair. Plaits are flirty and fun so this could be the best prom style to go for. There are loads of different types of plaits and braids so take a look online so that you know what to ask your stylist for. Have a look at fishtail plaits, waterfall braids, up-dos and buns that incorporate small plaits, and pinned-up braids.

Make your curls glam for prom

For a true red-carpet feel, go curly! Curls are so easy to achieve these days and you don’t need to go to drastic lengths by getting a perm (although this is an option too, of course). Stylists are super skilled in all sorts of curls so whether you’re after spiral curls, corkscrew curls, or waves, they’ll be able to achieve the right look for you.

Up-dos for parties and proms

Up-dos are still really popular for proms and that’s because there are so many different choices! If you want to go traditional, why not choose an elegant bun? Or, you could get something a little more edgy like a side bun!

Prom styles for short hair

If you have short hair, you should really make sure you have a decent cut and blow dry before your big day. You can still have a really great style added to a short hairdo. For example, you can make a short style more sophisticated by incorporating a low parting on one of the sides and making the hair super smooth and slick on that side. Another thing to consider is micro-plaits, which are really on-trend right now. Play around with waves, volume, and asymmetrical looks. The possibilities are endless!


Know your Products-Love Your Hair!

No matter what service you have done, you should always have the products to match. Hairdressers love to be needed but it’s important that we educate you to our best ability to help you maintain your style while at home. Here are just some of the products we have available to help you do so.

Color Care:

  • Vitamino A-Ox:

    • For color treated hair

    • The Ideal Client:

      • The client who wants an insurance policy on their hair color

    • Did You Know?:

      • 58% of women color their hair

    • Ingredients:

      • Vitamin E

      • Vitamin B5

    • What it Does:

      • Protects fiber to maintain color and shite

      • Formulated with UV filters

      • Leaves hair softer and shinier

  • Silver:

    • For white, silver, or blonde hair

    • The Ideal Client:

      • The client who wants to neutralize brassy tones in their colored or natural white, silver, or blonde hair

    • Did You Know?:

      • Purple shampoos are having a moment. The Google search for “Purple Shampoos” has increased 50% in the last year!

    • Ingredients:

      • Gloss protect system

      • Amino Acids

      • Anti-Yellowing Agents

    • What it does:

      • Neutralizes unwanted yellow tones with violet micro-pigments

      • Enhances shine with a natural sheen

      • Softens hair

  • Lumino Contrast:

    • For highlighted hair

    • The Ideal Client:

      • The client who is looking for color protection and damage repair

    • Did You Know?:

      • Twice as many women get their hair highlighted in the salon than do it themselves at home

    • Ingredients:

      • Vitamin E

      • Nutriceride

    • What it Does:

      • Formulated with UV filters

      • Makes highlights look brighter and shinier

      • Combats lipid loss without weighing the hair down

      • Replenishes the hair fiber

      • Formulated with Nutriceride to compliment Blond Studio Platinum

Nourishment & Repair:

  • Nutrifier:

    • For normal to dry, undernourished hair

    • The Ideal Client:

      • The client who needs deep drink of hydration, regardless of texture

    • Did You Know?:

      • Dry hair is a concern for ⅓ women

    • Ingredients:

      • Glycerol

      • Coconut oil

      • Silicone- free

    • What it Does:

      • Deeply nourishes and softens

      • Adds enhanced shine

  • Absolut Repair Lipidium:

    • For very dry, damaged hair

    • The Ideal Client:

      • The client who loves trying the latest trend...regardless of what it does to their hair

    • Did You Know?:

      • ½ of women claim to have very damaged or ultra damaged hair

    • Ingredients:

      • Lactic Acid

      • Phyto-Keratin + Ceramides

      • Lipids

    • What it Does:

      • Strengthens the weakened parts of the hair fiber

      • Adds intense nourishment without weighing the hair down

Texture Management:

  • Liss Unlimited:

    • For coarse and unruly hair

    • The Ideal Client:

      • The client who wants smooth or defined texture

    • Did You Know?:

      • 22% of women suffer from frizz

    • Ingredients:

      • Keratinoil Complex

      • Kukui Nut Oil

      • Evening Primrose Oil

    • What it Does:

      • Smoothes hair and controls frizz, whether wearing textured or smooth hair

      • Adds softness and shine

      • Double serum provides up to 4 days of smooth hair

  • Volumentary:

    • For fine hair

    • The Ideal Client:

      • The client who wants big, bouncy hair that lasts

    • Did You Know?:

      • 28% of Americans look for volumizing products while 19% look for thickening hair products

    • Ingredients:

      • Salicylic Acid

      • Intra-Cylane

      • HydraLight

    • What it Does:

      • Removes buildup at the scalp

      • Creates a volumizing effect

Strength:

  • Inforcer:

    • For normal to fragile hair

    • The Ideal Client:

      • The client who is prone to breakage, especially from blow-drying, ironing, or with age

    • Did You Know?:

      • Prevention to damage and breakage is a growing concern. 53% of women (of all ages) are interested in haircare products that offer anti-aging benefits, such as reduced hair loss and strength

    • Ingredients:

      • Vitamin B6

      • Biotin

    • What it Does:

      • Strengthens the hair fiber

      • Reduces future breakage

      • Prevents tangling

      • Adds softness and shine

How to Manage your Hair for Spring 2019

Spring has sprung! Is your hair ready? 

As the warm weather slowly creeps upon us, the time to try a fresh new look is nye. Easter is the perfect excuse to start new with your hair. From pastels to baby-lights, it’s an opportunity to add some color to your life. Blues, pinks, purples, white highlights, and short bobs are all in season! Are you up to date with this spring’s latest trends? If not, here’s a little something to give you some inspiration.

Spring Trends 2019:

White - blonde highlights

Adding some white - blonde highlights will get you ready for that sun kissed look for the summer, or add some brightness to compliment the warming of the weather!

Pony lights:

Pony lights will give you a subtle change, but equally as satisfying. It’s never been a better time for this feathered ombre 

Bold pink:

A bright and daring pink will set you apart from all the rest this spring! Adding this splash of color will give you a youthful glow, and bring out your inner peep

Copper Penny:

Bright colors or blondes not doing it for you, but you still need a new, refreshing color? Try a beautiful copper color. It’s always in style and will never fail to give you a beautiful warm glow.

Solid Brunette:

Have darker features? Highlights just not fitting you right? Try a solid brunette color to accent your natural beauty, and frame your face this spring. 

Baby Blonde:

Blonde, blonde, blonde! When is a beautiful blonde not in style? This natural look will rejuvenate your spring senses, without being too in-your-face.

Silver:

Looking for something sleek and sexy? Or cool and professional? Silver is always a staple to make a statement!

Curly Bangs:

Have curly hair, want bangs, but never found the right time? Well the time is now! This look is cute and will add a young touch to any haircut!

Blunt Bob:

Blunt bobs never fail to make a bold statement. This cut frames your face and adds a sleek and sexy feel.

70’s Shag:

The 70’s are back baby! Turn some heads with this messy, I-woke-up-like-this look! Shag will give off a fun and care - free look for the warmer months

Curtain Bangs:

Love the look of bangs but cant commit to the blunt lines? Try out a curtain bang! It will add some fullness and draw attention to your eyes.

French Chic:

This combo of bob and bangs will surely make you feel alive and care free this spring! Frame your face, take some weight off and enjoy the cool breeze with this beautiful look

Baby Bangs:

Bangs, bangs and more bangs! This spring is all about a beautiful banged out look. If you’re looking for a more edgy, alternative style baby bangs are a great addition to your style. 

Shaggy Pixie Cut: 

As the days grow warmer, hair gets shorter! Fun and carefree, this look will make you appear more mature, and highlight your beautiful natural features.

Written by Ash Niznansky

Hair Color Mistakes to Avoid Before Your Wedding

Hair Color Mistakes to Avoid Before Your Wedding: 

It is recommended you start planning six months or more prior to your big day. Consulting with a your colorist will avoid mistakes, and provides time to work out your ideas and keep your hair looking healthy, and beautiful. Though, if you’ve picked a stylist with experience and prior knowledge to your hair, you’re more likely to avoid those heart breaking mistakes and are likely in good hands. 

Drastic Changes:

On your wedding day, you want to look like your true, beautiful self. You don’t want to look through your wedding photos years later and regret the decisions you made for your hair. It’s a night you want to remember for the rest of your life. Try to avoid making too drastic of a change to your hair, to steer clear from haunting your memory with a bad hair day.  Stay true to your color, or style.

Switching Your Stylist:

If you get your hair colored regularly chances are, you already frequent a particular hair stylist. If you don’t have a regular colorist, try to find one as soon as you get engaged. Doing this will provide you the time to get to know your stylist, and for them to get to know your hair. Color is a tricky trade, and the better your stylist knows your hair the less room there is for a mistake. Start planning your hair color at least six months in advance and consult your stylist with your ideas. The more communication there is between you, the better off you are. Giving yourself this time to plan will take a lot of weight off your shoulders and takes away the panic before your big day. (You’ve got enough to worry about!)

Poor Appointment Planning: 

Planning is a huge part of your wedding day. Why should your hair be any different? It’s a good idea to get together with your stylist and discuss your plan. Figuring out what to do and when, and how long it will take. Doing so will help you avoid over-doing it and risking the damage of your hair.

Neglecting a Full: 

If you regularly get highlights, keeping up with them before your wedding day is key. If you’re partial, to receiving a partial, it’s recommended that you try a full. Getting a full foil will provide a seamless look on your big day, adding a beautiful variety of color to your hair. It will keep you from showing any dark spots, or root-age. Doing so will take some planning, making sure they don’t waste their money on a service right beforehand. 

DIY Color:

Doing your own color is highly advised against, even if you’re a professional. Even with a routine at-home color kit its strongly suggested you see a professional. At-home color doesn’t include new hues, or highlights of any kind. If money is an issue, speaking to your new or frequent stylist will help you figure out just what exactly you can achieve with your budget. When you try to do your own color, you risk messing up; in turn costing you more money, time, and effort. 

Lack of planning; Extensions & Color Matching:

More often than not, the bride will want long, beautiful, flowing hair for their big day. Though not planning and thinking through your process may just cause a nightmare. Planning months in advance will help you avoid such disasters. From clip ins, to tape ins, you and your stylist need to go over how to maintain your extensions and keep them clean and beautiful. Failing to take care of your extensions can cost you and arm and a leg, not to mention your time. It’s advised you buy the hair in advance with your stylist to ensure your extensions will fit your needs. 

Written by Ash Niznansky

What to do When You Break a Pyrex Dish?

It was hot, and it touched the cold water!

This happened to me meanwhile I was cooking Thanksgiving dinner.

I was so busy that I did not realize I had the electric stove on and the pyrex was on top of the hot surface.

As soon as cold water touched it shattered in pieces.

But what to do next when this happens?

I usually grab the largest shards with gloved hands. I have to say that this pair of gloves have been my company when I am in the kitchen.

I use them for cleaning around the house, for washing dishes, and for scrubbing pans. They are made of waterproof-durable vinyl with a soft cotton lining inside. The ones I used I bought them at William Sonoma about two years ago and they are still like new. At first, they may feel a little uncomfortable but as you wear them more often you will get used to them.

Going back to the shattered glass and how to clean:

I always clean the large pieces first.

Then, I used a paper towel to clean the rest STILL with my gloves on.

I set a paper bag on the side where i dispose all shattered pieces in it.

When finished, I place everything inside a sealed plastic bag before disposing of it in the garbage.

Any small remaining pieces, should be gathered with a duct tape according to Melissa Maker author of Clean My Space.

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