Posts Tagged ‘Hair Products’

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!

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!

Thursday, March 14th, 2019

Olaplex No. 3 and No. 6 Available Now!

Olaplex, the brainchild of two PhDs in Chemistry and Materials, has freed colorists to venture into previously uncharted  territory. It is a patented system that can be incorporated into professional hair services like highlighting or treatments. Tons of celebrities swear by the game changing system when they do extreme haircolor changes. Colorists love using it to minimize issues created from overlapping highlights and compounded breakage, and it allows colorists to achieve more dramatic results while still maintaining the hair’s integrity. NO ONE wants their hair to break off trying to get that perfect pastel or metallic blond!

Each step of the Olaplex system imparts a certain concentration of the key ingredient Bis-Aminopropyl Diglycol Dimaleate. This single active ingredient has two reactive ends that cross link single sulfur hydrogen bonds to form disulfide bonds. This science means Olaplex is NOT a conditioner as it offers more permanent results to mending the hair structure. It re-connects the broken protein bonds in the hair.

Emerson Salon now retails two take-home products to help all Olaplex users reap the benefits of their treatments at home:

OLAPLEX NO.6 Bond Smoother eliminates frizz and flyaways for up to 72 hours. It is a leave-in, smoothing, reparative styling creme that eliminates frizz, hydrates, and protects the hair. It strengthens, hydrates, moisturizes, smooths and speeds up your blow dry time. You can use it to produce a smooth, sleek look without the need of a flat iron, OR you can use it to define and smooth your natural curls.

DOES NOT CONTAIN: Sulfates, phthalates, parabens, or gluten. Is vegan and color safe.

HOW TO USE: Apply a pea-sized amount to damp or dry hair, concentrating product on mid length to ends. Comb through and style as desired.

OLAPLEX NO.3 Hair Perfector is a treatment that reduces breakage and visibly strengthens hair, improving its look and feel. It repairs damaged and compromised hair, strengthens and protects the hair structure, and restores healthy appearance and texture to the hair.

HOW TO USE: Apply a generous amount from roots to ends on unwashed towel-dried hair. Comb through once, and leave on for a minimum of 10 minutes. Rinse out and then shampoo and condition your hair to complete the at-home treatment. This treatment works on wet, damp or dry hair, and is suitable and beneficial for all hair types.

DOES NOT CONTAIN: Parabens, sulfates, or phthalates. Is cruelty-free and vegan.

If you are interested in having an Olaplex In-Salon treatment, Book an Appointment with Chelsea or D’Arcy or ask them about it at your next visit with them! D’Arcy and Chelsea utilize Olaplex as part of their coloring service add-ons. Olaplex In-Salon is 3- step system that links broken bonds in the hair before, during and after chemical services. It can be done as a standalone mini-treatment or as insurance for a coloring service. Olaplex is formulated to be compatible with all color lines, and produces incredibly healthy hair.

Check out their Stylist Profiles online at www.emersonsalon.com

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!

Thursday, July 12th, 2018

Color Care At Home

 

 

Just because a color may be “permanent”, hair color doesn’t last forever. ALL hair color, whether natural, temporary, demi-permanent, semi-permanent, or permanent, will dull and fade over time. Protect your color investment by slowing the fading process by following these tips!

1) Wash less often, and consider using dry shampoos between washes.

2) When you DO shampoo, wash and rinse your hair with cooler water (easy to do in the summer for sure!) This helps keep your color from running.

3) Use shampoos and conditioners that are formulated to maintain color. UVA and UVB protective shampoos and conditioners keep your color looking fresh by protecting from the sun’s harmful rays that dull color over time, and using pigmented shampoos and conditioners, such as the Love Kevin Murphy Colouring.Angels at home between salon appointments to deposit color temporarily.

4) Watch the heat styling. Using hot tools on high-heat settings will fade a color quicker than anything. Use a thermal protectant spray before applying heat from your blow dryer or hot irons, because thermal protectants create a barrier between your hair and the heat. Using a lower heat setting is much safer in the long run and also helps prevent moisture loss that is inevitable from using hot tools on your hair.

http://www.hairguylancer.com/single-post/2018/07/12/Color-Care-Tips

Wednesday, February 7th, 2018

Show Us The Hair at ISSE2018!

This past Jan 26-29 was the International Salon and Spa Expo in Long Beach, CA.  This event convenes thousands of cosmetology professionals from around the world and is produced by the Professional Beauty Association: “is a non-profit that exists to elevate, unify and serve the beauty industry and the professionals who improve people’s lives.”

Co- owners D’Arcy Harrison and Lancer Forney-McMahon attended 2 days each. Both of them attended classes and presentations to further their skills in haircuts and haircolor. The energy of having that many pros in one area was exciting and overwhelming! So much to do and see!

D’Arcy attended “The Art of Technical Haircutting” by FHI and “Painting Balayage,” with #balaylama Candy Shaw. D’Arcy was methodical in her shopping for new items to amp up her  client experience in the salon for D’Arcy Hair Design.  She walked around the expo hall checking out all the booths on Saturday and came back after class on Sunday to pick up some new tools. She opted for a Sutra Beauty Infrared Blowdryer- “With Sutra’s Ionic Infrared Blow Dryer, infrared heat coats the hair strand deep inside the hair cuticle, heating from the inside of the hair shaft out, while protecting the outer layer of hair. ” D’Arcy also purchased a Hot Tools Curl Bar that uses a curl timer and a digital temperature readout as well as offering a more ergonomic experience for the stylist. To learn more about D’Arcy and request an appointment with her, visit her Website!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lancer attended “The Art of Razor Cutting and Color Movement” Hands-On class taught by CoCre8 duo Christopher Dove and John Simpson, and has been using techniques learned in this class on many of his clients, with much success!  He also attended a lecture about alopecia given by Jared Reynolds, Biomolecular Chemist, creator and founder of Zenagen Haircare, and is currently testing the Revolve system on his husband, with visible hair regrowth success already! After much learning, some entertainment was in order, and D’Arcy and Lancer enjoyed watching Ted Gibson and his team having fun with models onstage. Ted Gibson is the man behind Angelina Jolie’s hair and numerous other celebrities we’ve all seen on just about every magazine cover!

Day Two for Lancer was all about Wellness. Hair Guy Lancer, P.L.L.C. intends to stay working behind the chair for as long as he wants to, and toward that end, actively takes ownership of his health and body. What a treat to be able to learn from not just hairdressers but other professionals who   understand that our job is very physical, and that ergonomics, nutrition, medication, and other forms of self-care are crucial to our longevity in our industry! First was Healthy Haircutting by Guinness World Hair Cutting record breaker ClipperGuy Ivan Zoot. Ivan taught Lancer how to stay healthy behind the chair, during breaks, and how to deal with height differences between client and stylist, among other things! Lancer already meditates along with practicing Lo Jong mind training through a local Sangha, so he attended a meditation session that was very different (and will stick to his current methods, thank you very much!) but it was good to have a meditative space at the Expo! Lancer already cooks all of the food for himself and his husband at home, but is always looking for food preparation hacks. “Healthy Snacks for Hungry People, by Katrina Goldberg did not disappoint! Katrina showed Lancer how prepping more garlic than you need gives you “savings” for later in the week, and also affirmed that when you have things prepped at home, you’re way more inclined to eat at home as well as to use everything you’ve invested your hard labor into! Last but not least was all about not wrecking your body by using better office furniture, stretching, etc. To learn more about Lancer and request an appointment with him, visit his Website!

Another fun aspect to a convention of this type is the opportunity to interact with exciting hair color, hair tools and product companies selling deals and demonstrating techniques and products. We enjoyed seeing companies we work with in the salon such as Moroccan Oil, Olaplex, Pulp Riot, Pravana, Hot Tools, BABE extensions and many more.

We even ran into Seattle salon owner colleague, Daniel Keane (seen with D’Arcy far left), who owns Serenza Salon & Spa in Burien. He used to educate for us when we used a former color line and it was a joy to see him doing his thing demonstrating tools.

Staying up on current trends, education and technical info is the sign of strong hair designers who care about providing top notch service and quality results.

Join us in the salon and see our honed expertise by booking 24/7 online with emersonsalon.com.

(To see more pics from #ISSE2018 go to: https://probeauty.smugmug.com/Events/ISSE-Long-Beach)

Friday, August 18th, 2017

The Kevin Murphy Experience


THE KEVIN MURPHY EXPERIENCE

From time to time, we have an opportunity to have educators from our favorite brands give us some inspiring styling tutorials and advice. This week, Sara (an educator for Kevin Murphy International kevinmurphy.com.au) came in from Austin, TX to help us strengthen our finishing skills with Kevin Murphy products. The Kevin Murphy range is based on skincare and has high performance results.

Our model,Kenna, has longer, fine slightly wavy hair. D’Arcy prepped her by detoxing her hair twice with Maxi.Wash (an alpha hydroxy  detox shampoo- not a clarifier) and followed it with Angel.Wash and Angel.Masque.

 

After a quick towel dry ballerina bun, Sara applied Leave.In Repair. Then she used Body.Mass on all the roots to assist in plumping and lift at the base. To enhance movement to the hair, she added Motion.Lotion and dried on a high heat low speed setting and kept squeezing the hair until 85% dry

To finish, Sara sprayed Bedroom.Hair that helps with some hold as well as aiding in keeping the hair fluffy and full.

Sara then moved on to create a second look on Kenna. She used a 2.25″ clipless curling iron to create soft bend to large sections of hair. The key tip was not to wrap the hair completely but only in 1.5 rotations and continuing the rolling action (back and forth) for up  to 30 seconds. She then finished with quick shots of Doo.Over to help emphasize the softness of the look.

 

Our second model, Karen, has naturally wavy, frizzy hair. Sara prepped her with Smooth Again Wash and Rinse to help lay down the cuticle to eliminate frizz. Then she applied AntiGravity all over and then a tad of Motion Lotion on the ends. She then used small clips to prop up the roots towards the top and then used applied the Texture Net over the entire head. She then placed Karen under a Medium Heat hood dryer for 20 min. Voila! Controlled texture with no frizz.

See the result below!

 

 

 

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