Articles from ‘Dry Hair’

Monday, November 30th, 2020

Touch-Free Holiday Shopping

This holiday season we know you want to stay SAFE from COVID19 with touch-free holiday shopping while simultaneously treating your loved ones (& Yourself!) to quality haircare.

We offer an EASY and SIMPLE shopping portal online with FREE SHIPPING over $75. CLICK HERE TO PERUSE HAIRCAREPRODUCTS

We carry Kevin Murphy, Moroccan Oil, Loma and Skin Authority – All Are Paraben Free, Sulfate Free and…. Haircolor Safe!

So….. do you need some tips and tricks on customizing items for the special people in your life near and far?? We got your back — take a look below!

Gifts for Mom: Of course, it is best to customize to your mother’s hair type and needs but YOU CANNOT GO WRONG with the luxurious, anti-aging properties of the YOUNG.AGAIN series of Shampoo. Rinse and Masque. An essential part of THEKEVIN.MURPHY REJUVENATE regimen, this restorative line delivers a nourishing complex of Amino Acids. Features Benefits: Antioxidant-rich blend helps restore and replenish. Known rejuvenating ingredients help restore a more youthful look. Provides shine and lustre to the hair. Ideal for dry, damaged and brittle hair.” SHOP YOUNG.AGAIN HERE

Gifts for Dad: You know your Dad doesn’t need or ask for much- but treat him to quality haircare he doesn’t have to think about! Try giving him a whole set of Moroccan Oil that utilizes the moisturizing benefits of the argan nut oil – its non-greasy and does NOT build up on the hair. Great for those pesky flyaways and unruly hairs. Try Hydrating Shampoo and Conditioner paired with the lightweight Molding Cream. He will love pampering himself! SHOP MOROCCAN OIL HERE

Gifts for Your Partner: With all of the staying and working from home —sometimes we forget to nourish and baby our skin. Take care of that for you partner by pairing haircare with skincare. Skin Authority has premium benefits for revitalizing dehydrated skin from indoor heat. Make a date night at home by fixing dinner for your partner, starting a luxurious bath for them and handing them this MIRACLE MASK KIT to transform their skin using nourishing, refining and protective ingredients. Throw in some fantastic locally owned and organic infused haircare from LOMA and you will be deemed the “Ultimate Holiday Angel”! SHOP LOMA

Gifts for Your Curly Haired Loved Ones: Get them into the “NO LATHER” train by giving them RESTORE by Kevin Murphy which is a cleansing treatment 2 in 1 that cleanses and conditions with powerful superfood proteins and fruit enzymes. It helps to rebuild and restore hair’s elasticity strength and moisture levels. Pair with Hydrating Styling Cream and Strong Hold Hairspray by Moroccan Oil for a hydrated and controlled hairstyle.

OTHER IDEAS FOR GIFTS:

The Gift of Scented Ambience through Candles: SHOP CANDLES HERE Cranberry Romance, Citrus, Clove, Mango Passion, Pear, Spicy Citrus, Vanilla, and Vanilla Dreams from Loma

The Gift of Edgy Style: Know a hip happening stylista who loves making their hair fun and funky? Give NIGHT.RIDER strong hold matte texturizing paste and MAXI.WASH Detox Shampoo with Alpha-Hydroxy to keep hair stylish without buid-up.

The Gift of Scalp + Hair Health Pair a premium, boar bristtle STYLING BRUSH with a SCALP.SPA Wash by Kevin Murphy. Great for those with thick, dense hair or for those experiencing issues of hair thinning or compromised scalp health.

…… OR just peruse our shopping portal for whatever YOU need this holiday season. One for them, one for you makes shopping more fun! —— BECAUSE REMEMBER- YOUR SELF CARE is as IMPORTANT as the CARE YOU GIFT TO OTHERS.

Happy Holidays!!! ….. and we wish you Health & Happiness going into 2021.

Please Make sure to MASKUP & SOCIALLY DISTANCE
in this season of giving. The gift of health is SO IMPORTANT!

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, January 6th, 2016

Hair Resolutions 2016

 

Are you making changes for 2016? Well, we have some ideas to help create and maintain beautiful hair in the New Year for you!

heattoolsMake a resolution to be smarter when using your heat tools: 

-Use heat tools that use ceramic or tourmaline plates that help maintain your cuticle layer with controls that allow you to adjust the temperature. An on or off switch shows you no indication as to what level of damage you may be doing to your hair. We recommend digital heat tools that show you specifically what temperature range you are in.

-Always use a thermal protectant. We hear from a lot of clients that they are curling or flat ironing without a barrier to heat damage. Doing this can cause holes in your outer hair structure and make it difficult for your hair to retain quality moisture  and haircolor in your hair. We recommend MoroccanOil’s Original Treatment or Nourishing Oil By Loma. They are dry oils, are conditioning and will prevent high heat from burning your cuticle layer.

-Control the temperature for your hair type. There is no need to use over 350 degrees on fine, delicate hair. Thicker hair needs 400-450 degrees.

-If your hair is fine or chemically damaged DO NOT use the flatiron to curl your ends. It creates too much stress on the hair and will make it break 5x faster.

trimDedicate yourself to regular hair trims, color refreshes, and deep conditioning.

-Hair trims are your best defense against split ends. Even if you are growing your hair out longer it is a good idea to keep the ends freshened up so the oldest hair is not prone to breakage. For short to medium hair schedule every 4-7 weeks. For medium to long hair schedule every 6-10 weeks.

-Does your color get dull and murky looking after about 6-8 weeks? Schedule a conditioning color refresh with your colorist. Some shades (like semi permanents, reds and pastels) fade quicker and need more maintenance to keep them looking shiny and saturated. If you recently received a bleach and tone it will be necessary to keep it toned regularly to battle brassiness or maintain tonal stability.

-You can schedule a deep conditioning treatment with a hair designer or you can do one at home. In salon treatments tend to last longer because some of them use heat to penetrate to the structure inside the hair. We recommend MoroccanOil’s Restorative Hair Masque or Intense Hydrating Masque. These are easy to do at home once a week for dry or damaged hair in 5-15 minutes. Using moisture or moisture with protein will assist in keeping your hair’s health and manageability. (Some stylists use a disulfide mending OLAPLEX in salon as a treatment. Inquire at Emerson Salon with D’Arcy  for this service.)

Make sure to listen to your hair professional’s recommendations

on professional products for your hair type.

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mo -Stylists work with many, many heads of hair a day and know which products will work best for your hair type and styling regimen. So listen and learn!

-Products sold from a professional salon are the highest quality, do not contain extra water and are more concentrated than other store brands. Don’t trust Amazon, Bartell’s, CVS or Costco for your hair products. They could be expired, contain high levels of bacteria or be counterfeit.

-Your stylist makes the recommendations that will help you recreate the look done inside the salon. Reward them by giving them the sale and not an online outlet or store. Your stylist has your hair’s health and style as a high priority in order for you to become or stay a returning customer.

-If a product doesn’t work for you, ask if you can exchange the product for one that does. No sense in keeping a product that you do not like the smell or isn’t optimal for you.

Your “Hair Resolutions” in 2016 can be upheld if you follow these easy steps. And remember- your hair is an investment! The more you put into your hair, the happier you will be with it!

Thursday, August 13th, 2015

What the heck is “Bronde?”

New hair looks get new names. Some ladies in our chair are still learning what balayage and ombre is-

balayage: hand painted highlights  ombre: lighter highlights concentrated on the ends

The newest terms that baffles potential clients minds are the terms “bronde” or “ecaille.”

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“BRONDE”

BRONDE means any soft balayage technique that blends a medium or dark brown base

into a medium/dark gold or warm/medium beige highlight.

The ‘Br’ is the brown and the ‘onde’ is the blonde. The contrast is moderate and tends to grow out very naturally for either black, dark brown or medium brown naturally colored hair. In the salon, we compare these colors to shades of coffee with its balanced, rich tones.

 This is a great technique to drop down a dramatic blond balayage or ombre to help add shine+ reflection to hair that is trashed  from too much bleaching or sun fadeage. The color will fill in the negative spaces and plump up the structure to help the hair to style and look better.

This look tends to slowly graduate the dark color from roots to the mid shaft and ends – creating a subtle ombre or “sombre” effect. The difference in contrast between the darker shade should ounly be 1-3 levels only.

tortoiseshell“ECAILLE”

ECAILLE or “tortoise shell” combines a medium or dark brown base with soft  strips of medium to light gold balayage highlights in the front and mid-shaft+ends.

The effect is different than bronde. The highlights can be closer to the scalp  and give an overall, defined, dimensional look. This look is great for naturally colored medium brown or ash colored hair. The base color can be bumped up a level and the highlights painted in after. The grow out is a little less soft than bronde and will require the highlights to be maintained every 10 weeks instead of the normal soft balayage growout of 12-14 weeks. The effect will only subtly ombre on the last couple inches of the hair.

Want to try one of these looks on after  a summer of faded haircolor?

Book with one of our independent stylists through their profile at www.emersonsalon.com

“For Style That Works!”