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Monday, May 4th, 2020

Celebrate The Moms You Love By Sending The Gift Of Healthy Hair & Skin

Wednesday, April 1st, 2020

Salon Closure Due to COVID-19

 

We are proud to share that we are continuing to put our clients’ health and well being first and foremost as we continue to keep our salon doors closed until we are clear to resume business.

We will keep everyone updated on all channels, and we wish you and yours a healthy Spring season and we look forward to seeing you again in the salon in a few weeks!

Co-Owners Lancer & D’Arcy

Friday, March 20th, 2020

2 Ways to Shop While Social Distancing

CLICK to Order our products directly through our online shopping portal.

Click to Purchase an eGift card online, to redeem at a future date.

Monday, February 24th, 2020

Henna For Hair

Co-Owner Lancer has been asked many questions about henna and there are many variances that make coloring hair with henna unique. Here is some great information that can help inform you about whether henna is a good choice for you and your hair, as well as what to expect from henna, how to prepare for your henna appointments, and how to take care of your hair post-henna treatment at home.

What Henna Color Can and Cannot Do:

  • Henna deposits pigment onto the hair. It cannot lighten hair. Henna is often permanent and difficult to color over.
  • Henna dyes do not contain chemicals that are required to change the color of dark hair.
  • Henna is natural, and individual results vary, based on one’s hair color.
  • When henna is applied on black or dark brown hair, the result will be within the auburn to burgundy range, with red highlights that will be visible in the sunlight.
  • On light hair, henna might look perfect, or it might come out intense orange or red, since henna doesn’t fade very much on light or fine hair.

What Is In Henna Color and How Does It Work?

  • Blonde, Brown, Auburn, Mahogany, and other shades of henna colorants contain amla, indigo, walnut, rhubarb, and lawsonia.
  • Henna can be enhanced by adding other natural ingredients such as chamomile, beet powder, paprika, coffee, and indigo.
  • Henna works by depositing natural pigments that coat the hair and also provides shine to the hair.
  • This coating is what conditions your hair and makes it shiny, but is also why it’s difficult to remove.

Henna Benefits:

  • Natural Henna is 100% naturally grown & chemical free. The hues produced by henna are natural and vibrant.
  • Henna treatments enhance volume and sooth the scalp, and it also reduces dandruff.
  • ​Henna’s benefits are cumulative; with repeated applications over the years, henna improves the hair’s texture.
  • Since henna is natural, it conditions and colors your hair in a natural and safe manner.
  • Henna naturally conditions, strengthens, removes excess oil, protects hair from sun damage, and leaves hair silky and soft.

First Time Henna Users:

  • Everyone’s hair is different, and getting rid of unwanted henna color is rarely an option.
  • I always recommend doing a strand test before a first time henna service, because natural dyes also affected by your natural color, as well as any other colors you have on your hair.
  • Henna can only be grown out or cut out of the hair, because it is a permanent stain. it can be color shifted or enhanced only with another henna product, since it coats the outer hair shaft which affects the penetration of traditional chemical colors.
  • Your results may vary and it may take up to 3-4 applications for your hair to recognize henna.
  • If you don’t see your desired color right away, wait 48-72 hours to see your results.
  • Henna stains hair red-orange, but the stain is translucent and will combine with your natural color.
  • Repeated henna applications will result in a deeper color.
  • Henna can become less translucent over time from repeated applications, by applying a deeper henna mixture, or from mixing henna with indigo.
  • Sometimes an additional henna application is needed for the optimal results, especially on gray hair.
  • Gray hair tends to be stubborn and can be difficult to cover with henna because henna is so natural, and nature takes its time.
  • Henna will dye white hair a natural red or a deep red.
  • Henna will dye blonde hair red, which can translate as intense orange.
  • Henna on red hair will make the hair a deeper red.

Post-Henna Service (At Home Care Instructions):

  • Please shampoo your hair between 24-48 hours of application to lock in your color.
  • If you have deep red, wine red, mahogany, or burgundy henna on your hair, you should then wash your hair for 3 consecutive days to help lessen the pigment bleeding.
  • Red clay is used in these henna colors, which tends to make the color bleed.

Tips to Lessen Color Bleeding:

  • Avoid using any white linens during the bleed stage post-red henna coloring.
  • Make sure your hair is dry before dressing, and avoid light colored clothing.
  • Please avoid piling your hair on top of your head while washing your hair. Always rinse from roots to tips and consider washing sections separately.
  • Rinsing with cold cool water is very important to help seal the hair cuticle, lessening dyes escaping.
  • Using conditioner when rinsing henna helps lessen color bleeding.

Wednesday, January 29th, 2020

Ocean Waste Plastic

OWP Kevin Murphy

Kevin Murphy has teamed up with Danish company PackTech, to help eliminate plastic waste in the world’s oceans by using OWP which will create a huge impact. PackTech continually tries to find new ways towards a more sustainable future for the environment and the packaging industry, and OWP (Ocean Waste Plastic) is one of them. 

https://www.oceanwasteplastics.com/copy-of-a-case-story

  • Over 360 tons of OWP are used to produce almost 14,5 millions of Kevin Murphy components each year.
  • Kevin Murphy will save the planet for over 360 tons of new plastic each year.
  • For every Kevin Murphy product sold, there is removed in average over 45 g. of plastic from the oceans.
  • The plastic (OWP) used to Kevin Murphy packaging equals 14,6 million water bottles from the ocean.

Why has Kevin chosen to utilize OWP?

“Every minute of every day, one garbage truck full of plastic is dumped into our oceans, which has led to over 5 trillion pieces of plastic currently littering our beautiful ocean and affecting its sea life. Every piece of plastic that has ever been made – ever – is still here on our planet, and currently only 9% of our world’s plastics are recycled. At KEVIN.MURPHY, we’re committed to changing these statistics and reducing plastic in the best way we know how: by cleaning up our oceans and reclaiming that plastic to package our hair products in order to create a circular supply chain.

As a manufacturer, I don’t want to be responsible for those horrible images of plastic in our oceans. I want to be part of the solution, not part of the problem. Beginning with our square packaging, we will start rolling out our new packaging next year, continuing into 2020. We call this responsible packaging, and we encourage you to get involved. Our aim is to start an industry-wide conversation around safe plastic disposal while raising the standard for product packaging.

Sustainability has always been part of the DNA of our company. From the products we make to the partnerships we keep, the brand has always been at forefront of the sustainability movement from the very beginning and making the switch to OWP is something we are deeply committed to.

Thank you for your support of KEVIN.MURPHY and for joining us in recognising the NEED FOR CHANGE.” 

Kevin Murphy

Kevin Murphy

THINK. ABOUT. THAT.

Emerson Salon has been a proud partner with Kevin.Murphy products since 2008. 

Friday, December 20th, 2019

Gift Sets at Emerson Salon

We have holiday gifts for everyone at Emerson Salon!

Blonde hair maintenance and brightening.

Everything Blonde Holiday Gift Set $76.00

Kevin Murphy perfume for your hair.

First Crush Perfume For Your Hair $40.00

Stimulate Me Wash and Rinse. Kevin Murphy Mini Pucks for travel.

Stimulate & Shape Gift Set for short hair style and care. $63.00.

Kevin Murphy Minis make great stocking stuffers for those on the go! $12.25.

Limited edition MoroccanOil Soap $12.00 and
MoroccanOil travel size $15.00 make great stocking stuffers for anyone!

Friday, December 20th, 2019

Holiday Hair

Can you believe it’s almost at the end of the year? if you’re lacking inspiration about what to do with your hair, and are considering a haircut, color, or style change this holiday season, check out Emerson Salon on Pinterest!

Holiday Hair

Mad Men inspired beehive updo for holiday party.

Stunning Vivid Color

ultramarine blue violet vivid bold color accent on salt and pepper hair.

Hair Color Ideas

Gray coverage hair color with accent highlights for fun.

Balayage Is The Best

Balayage on medium length fine hair.

Wednesday, August 7th, 2019

So Many Hair Sprays- How Do I Choose?

According to our Kevin Murphy product representative Zach, “The Opportunity of ‘Why’ is real in the U.S.” There is a growing need for “no style” products on the rise, and smell is no longer a factor for (most) consumers.

Within the Kevin Murphy line of non-aerosol sprays, there are many to choose from and each product a unique feel, texture, and weight on hair.

  • Touchable has a satin finish and is weightless. It is also sulfate, paraben, and cruelty-free. 
    • Medium Hold
    • Contains Carrot Seed Oil, an antioxidant. 
    • Does not break down; has staying power!
  • Bedroom.Hair enhances natural texture/curl separation while providing shine.
    • Soft Hold
    • Provides shine, separation, and texture. 
  • Doo.Over is super matte and powdery.
    • Provides “Texas Hair”
    • Stronger Hold.

There are also two great aerosol sprays in the Kevin Murphy line.

  • Session.Spray is a strong hold finishing spray, and it has the strongest hold.
  • Session.Flex has a soft hold. Its lightweight formula never flakes, and provides a workable hold without crunch. It is like Touchable, but its hold WILL break down.

Tuesday, August 6th, 2019

What About Hair and Sun Protection?

Clients often ask me which products, if any, contain sunscreen. I highly regard #KevinMurphy products, so I sought an answer from them, and this is what Kevin Murphy had to say:

“UV protection is extremely important in haircare. However, it’s not the same as the SPF factor you see with sunscreens that are used for the skin. Most sunscreens, for all intents and purposes, sit on the surface of the skin to protect it from burning. With haircare we can’t do that because that would make the hair heavy. So instead, we have great technology that is weightless which allows us to use certain plant extracts, like Sunflower Seed Extract and Safflower Seed Extract which protects the hair in a great way from harmful UV rays. This protection, of course, goes a long way towards preserving hair colour, moisture levels and internal hydration of the hair and scalp. A few of our most concentrated UV protecting products are MOTION.LOTION (a great product for anyone’s beach bag), UN.TANGLED which is the perfect leave in conditioning spray fresh out of the ocean or pool. Both products allow the hair to dry beautifully in a natural way and have the added insurance of protecting your hair from the sun.”

Pick up Motion.Lotion or Un.Tangled at Emerson Salon or Shop Online!

Wednesday, September 5th, 2018

Proud EnviroStars Green Business Partner!

Emerson Salon is very proud to become an EnviroStars green business partner!

  • Running our salon business sustainably is healthier for us, our clients, and the planet.

  • Since D’Arcy and Lancer took over as co-owners of Emerson Salon, we have done our best to operate sustainably. Last year, we replaced our shampoo sink hoses by partnering with Eco Heads, and recently installed low-flow aerators in our bathroom and chemical sink faucets to reduce our water use.
  • We continue to order our salon supplies according to our environmentally-preferable purchasing policy to reduce our impact on the environment, and have made our building more sustainable by replacing all of our lighting with LEDs over time.
  • This month, we acquired dual compartment garbage/recycling bins and started composting our paper towels. We love learning about all the things we can incorporate in our business to become even greener!