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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

Stop Picking at Split Ends!

Who hasn’t experienced split ends before? Don’t they make you crazy? Don’t you want to take small scissors and start cutting them off one by one? But I have a better solution for you if you are willing to take 3 minutes of your daily time to treat your hair the way it deserves.

You know that when you start picking your hair ends you are causing the hair to become more fragile and thinner than what it was. Later on when hair is exposed to harsh chemicals it can break or burn it direct heat is applied to it. when blow drying.

Therefore, I will be giving you mini-steps to follow in order to diminish and control split ends on your hair. These are easy and safe solutions you can get done quickly in the comfort of your home.

When the outer layer gets damage it will be exposing the inner layer of your hair and when this happens is because hair is lacking its keratin which is the main component hair is made of.

Drench your hair with enough nutrients so it can start repairing itself. A powerful keratin based hair mask will definitely help to infuse protein and oils back to the hair.

Always use a heat protectant spray or any moisturizing solution before blow drying hair. Biolage Blue Agave is a great adds shine and moisturizes hair giving it a healthier look.

When is time, don’t be afraid to have a little hair trim. The hair will feel brighter and softer and even more thick than ever before.

Change hair color if it is too light or to brassy. Go with softer tones such as using a demi-permanent colors instead of permanent colors. The former will allow make it look more shiny and nourished than regular color.

Why use Majirel Hair Color from L'Oreal Professionnel?
Majirel is the first permanent cream haircolor. It treats hair from inside out!

Firstable, this is the #1 Professional Haircolor brand worldwide.

Majirel is the first permanent cream hair color formulated with Ionene G and Incell Technology from L’Oreal which strengthen and reinforce the hair from the core to the surface for long-lasting, radiant color with brilliant shine. It has optimum coverage of up to 100% white hair and resistance to fading.

You can always pair it with one of our Nutrifier Shampoo from L'Oreal SerieExpert.

Another add-on we usually recommend our clientele at Westport Hair & Co. is to have our stylists add smart bond strengthening system into the color application.

Clients with damage, dull, colored, highlighted and platinum hair will benefit from this add-on hair service. This in-salon hair treatment will keep hair strong and conditioned during the color service.

It is a 2 steps process any client getting color should ask for this service at Westport Hair & Co.

Hair Bond Strengthener is added to the mixture color and applied to the hair regrowth.

After the 30-35 minutes, hair is pre-shampoo smart-bond from roots to ends for 10 minutes.

Then it is followed with customized shampoo depending on hair texture and porosity.

The end results are hair feeling smoother, more nourish and with more shine than before.