Articles from ‘Hair Shine’
Thursday, January 7th, 2016
40% off all clearance items!
Q: Whatâ€™s going away, and why?
A: All hair products that have sold less than 2 units in 2015. Thereâ€™s nothing wrong with these products; they just didnâ€™t do well in our salon…
- Alterna: Caviar Clinical Daily Root & Scalp Stimulator, Hemp Paste, Kendi Dry Oil Mist, and Shape (discontinued by Alterna).
- Kevin Murphy: Anti.Gravity Spray, Balancing.Wash (Liter), Body.Builder (regular size), Fresh.Hair (regular and travel sizes), Hair.Resort Spray, Texture.Master, and Powder.Puff.
- MoroccanOil: Clarifying Shampoo, Curl Control Mousse, Frizz Control, Glimmer Shine Spray, Restorative Mask (250 ml), and Strong Hold Luminous HairSpray.
Q: Whatâ€™s new/on trend?
A: Right now, we have some amazing new Kevin Murphy products- Doo.Over, Stimulate.Me Wash & Rinse, Thick.Again, Free.Hold, Plump.Me Wash & Rinse, and Body.Mass, and weâ€™re about to add some new Kevin.Murphy products…Killer.Curls, Hydrate.Me Mask, and Young.Again Mask.
A: We also have 2 highly skilled barbers working in our upstairs loft space (if you havenâ€™t noticed, you really need a haircut!) and weâ€™re bringing in Reuzelâ€™s red pomade for our more fashion-forward masculine-presenting clientele.
Wednesday, January 6th, 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!
-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 Â and haircolor in your hair. We recommend Moroccan Oil 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.
-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 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 Â for this service.)
Make sure to listen to your hair professional’s recommendations
on professional products for your hair type.
-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 hairs’ 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!
Saturday, November 7th, 2015
Meet Emerson Salonâ€™s newest haircare line addition: Loma Haircare.Â Loma products work great, smell great, and are very economically priced and locally made (in Monroe, WA). Loma also prints their own bottles, blends their own products, and fills their own bottles, which makes the company â€śone of the last independently owned and operated brands in the professional beauty industry actually manufacturing 100% of its own products.â€ť
Loma believes in Renewable, Sustainable Beauty; containing naturally healing, organic ingredients and essential oil based fragrances that embrace this belief.Â â€śLoma pioneered and set the standard for the use of Certified Organic Aloe Vera Gel, the primary base for all Loma products.â€ť
Loma has been around since 1991, and the company used to have 2 lines: Pearatin and Loma. Hair Guy Lancer, Emerson Salon co-owner, had used Peratin in the past (2004-2006), and a few of his clients really loved one particular product, â€śPearatin Fortifying Repairative Serumâ€ť. It really is one of the stand-out products in the line, and it has since been re-named â€śFortifying Repairative Tonicâ€ť.Â This product is phenomenal. It improves hairâ€™s Â elasticity, which eliminates breakage, improves the hairâ€™s condition and integrity, resulting in less breakage due to over-use of heat and chemical processes, and in fewer split ends. This tonic will help your hair stay nice and smooth when blowdrying at home. Â
“I love this stuff! Since I’ve started using it, I get tons of compliments about the softness and shine of my hair. Unlike all the other serums I’d tried, this one doesn’t weigh my hair down and it doesn’t have an overpowering chemical smell. Highly recommend this serum for all types of hair.” –From makeupalley.com
When Loma had the two lines, it was very confusing! Though Lomaâ€™s product lines consolidated, and their packaging changed, the ingredients remain the same. Loma now is a clearly defined line thatâ€™s in keeping with their organic heritage and Aloe Vera based products, and theyâ€™re much easier to understand and use (also, they only kept the best products from each line!) If you have any questions for Loma, join their Facebook Community, and ask away!
Thursday, August 13th, 2015
New hair looks get new names. Some ladies in our chair are still learning what balayage and ombre is-
balayage: hand painted highlights Â ombre: lighter highlights concentrated on the ends
The newest terms that baffles potential clients minds are the terms “bronde” or “ecaille.”
BRONDE means any soft balayage technique that blends a medium or dark brown base
into a medium/dark gold or warm/mediumÂ 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.
Â This is aÂ great technique to drop downÂ a dramatic blond balayage or ombre to help add shine+ reflection to hair that is trashed Â 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.
ECAILLE or “tortoise shell” combines a medium or dark brown base with soft Â 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 Â 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 brondeÂ 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 Â a summer of faded haircolor?
Book with one of our independent stylists through their profile at www.emersonsalon.com
“For Style That Works!”