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Color Trends for 2020 - Natural Looking ...

Haircolor predictions for 2020 call for healthy, glossy, natural hair.  As we launch into a new year and decade; influencers are predicting that we will move away from dry, over-processed...

The Skittles Manicure

The Skittles manicure, an array of rainbow, multi-colored nails is the latest nail trend to hit Instagram.  Characterized by each nail being painted a different color or by using a...

Barbering - Why You Should Consider Cutt...

Why cut the top first?   The truth is that most clients don't have a perfectly shaped head.   How many times have you gotten into a haircut and realized you had some...
Tuesday, 07 January 2020 00:00

Color Trends for 2020 - Natural Looking Hair

Haircolor predictions for 2020 call for healthy, glossy, natural hair.  As we launch into a new year and decade; influencers are predicting that we will move away from dry, over-processed hair to shiny, well-conditioned hair with more natural tones.  So natural that its hard to tell if the color is salon created or that "I was born with it" look.

Browns

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Brown tones will be rich and less highlighted. Shades like cinnamon and dark chocolate will give the illusion that the wearer was born with that beautiful color. For the best results, only go 2 shades darker or lighter than the natural level for the most natural look. 

Reds

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Reds will shift from vibrant blue reds to more earthy copper shades. 

Blondes

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Blonde tones will move from icy platinum to golden, sun-kissed shades.

Products We Love

Some products that we are loving to maintain that gorgeous color?  Check these out!

Redken Diamond OIl Glow Dry Shampoo, Kerastase Elixir Ultime, Bumble & Bumble Hairdresser's Dry Oil Finishing Spray, and Pureology Hydrate Shine Max.

Published in Color
Thursday, 02 January 2020 00:00

The Skittles Manicure

The Skittles manicure, an array of rainbow, multi-colored nails is the latest nail trend to hit Instagram.  Characterized by each nail being painted a different color or by using a tonal variation, this is a punchy way to update your mani.  

Check out some of our favorite looks!

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Published in Nails
Thursday, 02 January 2020 00:00

Updo - How-to: 6 Knots with Eric Fisher

Figure 8 knots and a basic French braiding technique are combined to create a beautiful updo. Follow along, step by step, with Eric Fisher and learn how to recreate this look!

PRODUCTS:

  • Dry Shampoo
  • Hairspray

TOOLS:

  • Tail Comb
  • Bobby Pins
  • Clips 

STEPS:

  1. Blow hair dry using a paddle brush.
  2. Apply dry shampoo to give the hair some "grit" and hold.
  3. Part hair down the middle and section from top of the head to behind the ears on both sides.  Clip the back section of hair out of the way.
  4. Take a section on one side of your middle part.  Palms of your hand are up, place the section in your right hand between the index and middle finger.  Holding the tail of the hair in your left hand, whirlybird the hair around so that your palms are now facing down.   Grab the hair with your index and middle finger and pull through to make a knot.  Hold this section in place with a hair clip.  
  5. Take a second section of hair next to the first and repeat the process to create a knot.  
  6. You will create 3 knots on either side of your middle part.
  7. Once you have completed your 6 Figure 8 knots, comb the tails of the knots together using your tail comb.  Apply dry shampoo to the hair.  
  8. Create a knot by with this section of hair, pull through and push the hair up towards the hairline.  
  9. Pin this knot in place being sure to capture all of the hair.  
  10. To finish the top, put a bobby pin at the end of the tail, twist it up and pin to control the ends.  Spray lightly with hairspray.
  11. Once you get to the back section; you can do whatever you want.  For this updo Eric will do 2 French braids.  
  12. Section the hair horizontally across the back.  Clip the top section of hair out of the way.
  13. French braid the bottom section using a traditional French braiding technique and adding hair from the outside. Secure the braid with a clip.
  14. Spray the braid with dry shampoo.
  15. French braid the top section of hair.  Once you finish, pancake your braids as desired.  Pin in place as needed with bobby pins.
  16. Braid the remaining hair together and finish the ends by curling or backcombing them. 

 

 

 

 

Published in Updo
Monday, 30 December 2019 00:00

2020 Hair Trends to Look For

2020 is HERE!  Nothing starts a new year off like a new haircut.  These are the top 3 trends we think will start the year off right!

Jawline Bob 

Jawline is THE length for the bob we are seeing.  Super blunt without alot of layers - think Julianne Hough's new look.  A shout-out to the bobs of the 90's, this bob looks best with some 'imperfect' styling.  

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Gamine Pixie

Nothing is more freeing than cutting all your hair off.  With the cute pixies cropping up everywhere - how can you resist?  Here are some of our favorite short crops.

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(photo by (cassano_christina))

 

Shag Bangs

Shag bangs or curtain bangs.  Doesn't matter what you call them, this is a great option for those who aren't ready to cut their hair off.  This throwback to the boho look of the 70s is a great way to update a haircut of any length.  

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(photo and haircut by Bree Ritter @goodbyehorsegirl)

 

Published in Haircut

Tools:

  • Blow dryer with concentrator
  • Wide tooth comb
  • Boar bristle brush

 

Products:

  • Heat protectant oil
  • Polishing Creme

 

Pro Tips:

  • We recommend using a boar bristle brush to smooth and polish the cuticle
  • Take clean, neat sections the width of the brush for the most control
  • Using a concentrator to direct the hairflow down the hair shaft helps to smooth the cuticle and control frizz
  • Increase your elevation as you move up the headshape to control lift and volume

Published in Blowout
Wednesday, 20 November 2019 00:00

Styling Tip: Layering Bangs with Eric Fisher

Layering Bangs (or Fringe)

Bangs (or fringe) are a great way to update a look.  But sometimes the bangs are just too heavy.  How can you soften the fringe without compromising the look?  Layering!

 

How To:

Clip the sides of the hair out of the way leaving the fringe area.  Take a section from the outside of the triangle area at the temple and comb it up to the middle.  Let the front of the fringe drop out and shift the entire section back towards the crown.  Cut straight across from crown to front hair line.  Repeat this technique on the other side.  

If you want to soften the layers a bit more, you can go back and point cut using your original sectioning.  

 

Published in Haircut

French braids can seem so basic, but often times the most basic of techniques can be transformed into an amazing look.  

Check out this updo Eric created using two French braids. 

 

PRODUCTS:

  • Dry Shampoo
  • Hair Spray

 

TOOLS:

  • Tail Comb
  • Clear Elastic
  • Hair Pins
  • Bobby Pins
  • Large Bobby Pins
  • Curling Iron

 

STEPS:

  1.  Start by sectioning the hair into 2 sections.  Beginning above the right eye, take a circular section to the back of the head.  (Circular sections help hide the part and make for a seamless finish.)
  2. The remaining hair will comprise the second section and be intentionally larger than the first section.  Comb this back cleanly and clip out of the way.
  3. Begin your French braid with the first section.  Leaving out some hair around the hairline can create interest and a more organic look.
  4. Take a small section and the front hairline with your left hand.  Divide this section into thirds with your fingers. Grab the center section with your right hand and twist.
  5. Begin adding hair from the outside.  Keep the sections clean and comb smooth as needed. When you run out of hair, secure the first braid with a clear elastic.
  6. When beginning the second section - you want to keep the braid higher up and near the middle of the head. French braid this section adding hair from the outside and combing cleanly.  Secure the end with a clear elastic.
  7. Once you have finished both braids, it is time to pancake the braids.  Spray hair with dry shampoo to provide some grit.  
  8. Beginning with the smaller braid, begin pulling it out and pancaking it as much as you like.
  9. Repeat this process on the larger, second braid.  
  10. Once you have finished, remove the clear elastics and braid the two braids together. Secure with a clear elastic.
  11. Pin the braids together at the top using a regular size bobby pin.
  12. Going to the left side; if you want to emphasize the movement, spray the hair with hairspray.  Slide the hair pin into the section, lift it up and secure.  Repeat with any other sections; spray with more hairspray; let dry and remove the hair pins. 
  13. Finish the look by curling the ends of the braid as desired and pin braid in place using large bobby pins.
Published in Updo
Thursday, 07 November 2019 00:00

Styling Tip: Back Cutting with Eric Fisher

Back Cutting:

Back cutting is a great way to create invisible layers or layers within layers.  Adding this technique to your toolbox will allow you to create 'magic' and texture for your clients.  Back cutting is one of those signature techniques that will keep clients coming back for special thing only YOU can do.  

 

How to:

Take a section of hair, lift it up and twist it lightly.  Take your shears and starting at the bottom, open and close them working your way to the top.  Don't comb thru it just yet.  Take another section and repeat the process in another area.  Be mindful not to incorporate too much texture.  Once you have done 2-3 sections; comb thru and evaluate.

It is important to practice this technique on a manniquin until you are confident and proficient!  But once you've mastered this - your clients will be in LOVE with the magic you create!  

 

Published in Haircut
Wednesday, 06 November 2019 00:00

Updo - How-to: Classic Chignon with Eric Fisher

What is a chignon?  'Chignon' is basically a French word for 'bun.'  It comes from the word "chignon du cou" which means 'base of the neck.' The term has evolved to mean basically any updo arranged on the back of the head.  

Check out this twist on a classic chignon from Eric Fisher.

PRODUCTS:

  • Light Hold Hairspray

 

TOOLS:

  • Tail comb
  • Clear Elastic
  • Large Bobby Pin

 

STEPS:

  1. Brush all of the hair back smoothly
  2. Using a large tail comb, divide hair from ear to ear.  
  3. Pin top section out of the way and comb bottom section smooth.  
  4. Hold both sections in one hand, top section between the first and index fingers and the bottom section between the thumb and index fingers.
  5. Reach in and grab the tail of the top section and pull through to create a knot.
  6. Using the shorter section; repeat the same steps to create another knot.  
  7. Repeat this process until you run out of hair.  Secure with a clear elastic.
  8. Wind the hair up and secure at the nape with a large bobby pin - or 2!

 

Published in Updo

 Sometimes even the most complicated updos are easy to create once you know how.  

Follow this tutorial step by step with Eric Fisher to recreate this look.

PRODUCTS:

  • Mousse
  • Light Hold Hair Spray

 

TOOLS:

  • Clear elastics
  • Tail Comb
  • Bobby Pins
  • Paddle Brush
  • Flat Iron

 

STEPS:

  1.  Prep hair with a little mousse and blow dry with a paddle brush
  2. Flat iron hair to further smooth as needed.
  3. Divide hair into 4 ponytails starting at crown moving down to nape.
  4. Beginning with the first ponytail, deconstruct or loosen the hair by pulling gently on the sections of hair to create height.
  5. Starting with the first ponytail, comb thru cleanly with a tail comb.
  6. Divide the ponytail evenly into 2 sections.
  7. Twist the first section slighty to the left and take the left section over the right.  Repeat down the section.
  8. At the end of the braid, begin deconstructing by pulling sections out.
  9. Wrap the braid around the ponytail and secure with bobby pins at the base.
  10. Repeat the procedure with the second ponytail but at the end, deconstruct from the top to the bottom.
  11. Wrap the braid around the base of the second ponytail and pin at the base.
  12. Repeat with the 3rd and 4th ponytails.  
  13. Now its time to personalize the look for your client.  
  14. Deconstruct to make it bigger, check for balance and smooth any areas needed with your tail comb.  Finish with a spritz of hair spray.

 

 

Published in Updo
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