Articles from ‘Scalp’

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!

Thursday, September 29th, 2016

We Love Color.Me!

colormeimage   In the cosmetology industry, it is important to stay knowledgeable on new technologies in hair color and hair products because innovations in ingredients and trends are ever-changing. To that end, Emerson Salon colorists have started to encounter more and more people with sensitivities and allergies to ammonia and PPD and have wanted to broach this issue for our clienteles.

What is PPD? Phenylenediamine (or PPD) is an organic compound used in hair dyes, as well as in rubber chemicals, textile dyes and pigments. Manufacturers like it because it has a low relative toxicity level, high temperature stability, and chemical and electrical resistance. In other words, it helps the new color stay on your hair despite numerous washings, dryings, and stylings. (from http://www.annmariegianni.com/)

Why is PPD “bad?” The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) notes the following:

-PPD is potentially capable of causing multiple toxic effects following skin contact.

-Data from studies of both humans and animals are sufficient to demonstrate that PPD has potent skin-sensitizing properties.

-Several cases of contact dermatitis have been reported following occupational exposure to dyes containing the chemical.

-Studies have also identified the chemical as the third most common ingredient, after fragrances and preservatives, that can cause contact dermatitis from cosmetics (mainly skin-care products, hair preparations and colorants, and facial makeup products).

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We listened and have taken on the NEW color line Color.Me Kevin Murphy that is PPD FREE, Ammonia Free, Cruelty free and the ONLY PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) approved hair color line. We are so excited! If you look at the image to the left- you will see a color that prematurely faded on resistant grey hair with ammonia based permanent hair color. Then, observe the after as well as the ZERO fadeage after 3 weeks. WOW! What a difference! Check out more before and afters below!

 

 

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Here is some more information on its features+ ingredients:

  1. Color. Me is a performance driven line which means it is highly predictable and has minimal fade-age.
  2. It has a wonderful rose tea fragrance and barely any chemical smell at all because it is an MEA ammonia derivative and not actual ammonia.
  3. It causes next to no skin irritation and does not stain like ammonia based hair color.
  4.  It contains: shea butter, pomengranate, aloe vera, grapeseed oil, panthenol, almond oil (those with allergies to nuts may be sensitive,) coconut oil and most importantly, HONEY!
  5. The haircolor will never spoil or expire because of the sugars contained in the honey base.
  6. The line is designed for custom formulation and can be made semi, demi or permanent based on the artistic choices of the colorist as well as the desires of the client.
  7.  Has 3 types of bleaches: cream/oil based, ammonia based and non-ammonia lighteners give the professional the control to determine how much damage and lift is incurred on the hair.

  Want to have Color. Me by Kevin Murphy haircolor for your next all over color or balayage?

Book with D’Arcy, Lancer, or Chelsea at emersonsalon.com to expedrience it for yourself! Read the rest of this entry

Wednesday, August 26th, 2015

Why Should I Use Dry Shampoo?

Dry shampoo has become extremely popular in the last few years for people with all hair types. From teenagers to professionals to artists- everyone loves using dry shampoo! When we were in beauty school, our teachers used to instruct us to use drugstore dry shampoo when an elderly client was in the hospital and couldn’t shampoo their hair.  Times have changed and there are many more quality dry shampoos to choose from.

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Now we use dry shampoo to assist in lengthening the time between shampoos. People apply it to the internal sections of the hairstyle in order to avoid it being seen along the hairline or root areas.

Also, in order to preserve any color (whether semi, demi or permanent) you want to shampoo as little as possible. Each time you shampoo, you lift up the hair cuticle. The hair cuticle is the layer of hinges that protect the inner structure of the hair, the cortex (see image above.) Your hair color lives in the cortex and the more exposed the cortex is the more it will fade.

To cleanse the hair, shampoo emulsifies the product and dirt out but it also oxidizes your beautiful haircolor  and it slowly goes down the drain. Shampooing less frequently can be really challenging for anyone who works out at the gym on a regular basis or has fine hair that “greases” up quicker. In the summer time you are one hot day away from your ‘do becoming completely altered by sweat and oil! That is why we advise clients to use dry shampoo, but we always try to educate on the best practices and why you use it.

Our scalp is part of our dermal system and the follicles release oil (known as sebum) to lubricate the hair as it grows. We also sweat from our scalp which can double or triple the oil that gets onto the hair. Sebum is our hair’s best leave-in conditioner but it can cause hair to become limp or weighted down. To battle this, the dry shampoo stops the oil transfer from the scalp to the hair and elongates the time between shampoos.

We carry several different dry shampoos here at Emerson Salon. Here we detail the benefits of each:

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     Alterna Caviar Dry Shampoo is a powder based shampoo. We LOVE it! Its great for ALL hair types and the powder is so fine it feels like water when you apply it. It has anti-aging caviar extract in it and is very economical. If you use it every day, it may take a couple months to get through. It is very difficult to over use since you can see the powder. We recommend putting it above the ears, under your part line and through the nape. Use your fingers to evenly disperse it once applied. It is also Talc free which means it will not build up on your scalp or cause the hair follicle to become blocked.

TIP: To create more volume, try spray a flexible hairspray on the roots from below the section once the dry shampoo is applied.

      Fresh Hair by Kevin Murphy is a spray based dry shampoo. This is great for fine to medium hair types as it is lighter than a powder based dry shampoo. They call it a “dry cleaning spray,” which is a great description as it removes oils and odor without water or detergents. It smells like a light baby powder. 

The one downside of using dry shampoo is that the dirt and oil will build up at the scalp with the dry shampoo so it is important to cleanse it properly. Using a clarifier is NOT recommended as this type of shampoo has a higher ph and can strip the color you have been working so hard to protect. You can use a lower ph detox shampoo that works similarly in removing the buildup but will not suck the color out in the process. Removing this scalp buildup is very important as keeping your hair follicle unblocked is crucial to hair health and growth

 Maxi Wash by Kevin Murphy is a color safe detox shampoo that uses alpha hydroxy to exfoliate out oil, product and dirt buildup.  It will not lift up the cuticle layer like a clarifying shampoo but will gently cleanse the scalp and hair. It is recommended to use this shampoo repeatedly until you get a nice thick, meringue type lather. If it doesn’t lather- rinse and repeat. You can follow this with your regular paraben and sulfate free conditioner- we recommend Kevin Murhpy’s Hydrate.Me Rinse with moisturizing kakadu plum.