Archive for the ‘stylist tips’ Category

Keeping your hair healthy
November 9, 2008

Whether it is styling, shampooing or a day at the salon, Marie Claire gives the insider tips on how to keep your hair looking healthy.

With a shampoo selection you want to stick with something that has natural cleansers so it doesn’t rob your hair of vital oils. When applying shampoo, for maximum benefits it is best to start by massaging into the roots, then crown, and finally down the remainder of your hair. Washing two or three times a week and only rinsing with water and conditioning the ends on the off days will prevent your locks from getting dry.

When styling it is best to stay away from heating your hair with a blow-dryer, curling iron or straightener too often. When blow-drying use your fingers to style your hair until it is about 80 percent dry, and then continue to use a brush to finish the styling process.

In order to keep your hair healthy, diet is very important. Omega-3 fatty acids (found in fish like salmon) and protein (like nuts and cheese) are the best to keep your hair looking fabulous.

And most importantly, to keep your hair looking healthy when dealing with chemicals and dyes, always remember to consult your stylist.

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How to Talk to Your Stylist
October 12, 2008

Have you ever entered a salon with the perfect idea of how you want your hair to look only to leave disappointed? In many cases, the salon is not at fault. The problem lies in communication; it’s hard to communicate to stylists exactly how you want your hair to be. To solve the problem, Good Housekeeping consulted a team of hair professionals and asked them what salon guests should specifically ask for when speaking with a stylist.

For a smooth, pumped-up volume style that goes well with long or medium length hair, you should ask for a “blowout with bend.” Your hair will have great shape and movement.

If you want a super shiny and super straight do, ask for a cut that is at least chin length and then ask for it to be styled “straight and sleek.” The hairstylist will use silicone to give your strands a great, glossy sheen.

Have curly hair and want to get it under control? With any curly cut, ask to have it styled so it looks “polished.” You will get perfect curls with nor frizz. If looking polished doesn’t sound appealing, ask for an “undone ponytail.” The stylist will pull back your hair into an easy, casual but clean looking up do.

And lastly, if you want a spunky layered cut, ask for it to be made “piecey.” Salons use finishing products like wax to help separate hair into chunky sections.