Are you blue? According to Kevin Givens, international cosmetic director for TIGI Bed Head, blue eye shadow strikes fear in the hearts of lots of women, but it’s actually a cool look for summer. One of Kevin’s favorite strategies is to use a cobalt or navy liner for a modern, romantic approach. Another tip: if you do blue eyes, keep lips and cheeks soft and neutral. It’s the blue shadow/magenta lipstick combo that pushes a face into the Barbie zone!
Salon Tips for the Day!
Minimize bad hair days:
- Get an expert haircut from a Professional Stylist,
- Use Profession Hair Color, NO BOX (see our Blog on Box vs Professional)
- Maintain the quality of your hair! Whenever you are using chemicals or heating tools excessively; curling irons, blow-dryer or flat irons. you can damage your hair. Know how to counteract the effects.
- Have your professional give you a lesson on how to use the right tools.
Sexy hair needs to be touchable. Too much hair spray, gel or mousse wont allow someone to run their fingers through your hair. That tip is for the guys too.
Tip of the Day: Frame fair skin by filling in eyebrows. Depending on how dark or light your hair is, you’ll want to match your brows one shade darker the your hair.
Health Tip: Cut the butter and margarine from your diet, use apple, pumpkin, or other fruit butters on bread instead.
Top 12 Reasons To Use Professional Hair Color -vs- Store Bought Color
Beware of the Kitchen Beautician !!!
Having your hair done in someones den, kitchen or basement is very risky. There is no Board of Health regulation, no insurance, no mandatory licensing, and no one to complain to when a bad hair experience takes place. Often, bootleg or counterfeit products are used or non professional product! See our 12 reason to use Professional Hair Color. The biggest trap is the person providing the service isn’t as up to date as they should be. Sometimes its cheaper, but is it worth the risk? Believe me, there are other professionals that can do your hair just as well if not better, in a professional environment.
Top 12 Reasons To Use Professional Hair Color -vs- Store Bought Color
It’s your Hair Wear it with Confidence!
Whether you wear your hair long, medium or short, wavy, curly or straight, red, blonde or brunette; its all good. To be in step with fashion its all in your attitude. Have fun and remember what mom says; walk straight, and wear the look with confidence.
Sexy hair comes in all types and colors, just like people. First and foremost; sex appeal is an attitude. Your hair and makeup should be an extension of who you, you are not an extension of them. With that in mind you need to find a Professional that will compliment your hair and advise you on your look and how to achieve it.
At Aurelio Salon we strive to make our stylists signature quiet, and have clients presence do all the talking. Amongst some professionals, its all about their work and not enough about you. Find the right Pro!!! Once you’ve had a consultation and have decided to go for the new look; trust your decision and the stylist doing the work. Don’t look at the hair that falls to the floor; rather, look at whats left and how exciting the new you is. Change is scary but Good!
Tips for Brunettes: If you are planning on going out for the night, smoky eye makeup can be a great choice. Blend three shades of the same color, ranging from darkest (closest to the eyelashes) to lightest (closest to the skin below the eyebrows).
Tips for Blonds: Concealer is much dense than foundation so it covers blemishes much more effectively.
Tips for Redheads: Gentle handling of the hair after shampooing is important in maintaining healthy hair. After washing you need to blot the hair, don’t rub the hair dry.
Hair Tips! Trying a new salon or stylist?
Trying a new salon? Use pictures to communicate not duplicate or imitate. the Consultation is Key to have a great experience! As simple as short, medium or long is different for many people; beware of the evasive inch. Ask ten people what an inch is and you will get ten different answers! Even point to where you want it be specific. So the hair will touch my shoulders?
Most bad hair experiences are the result of poor communication between the client and the professional. Listen carefully and repeat what you agree to.
Avoid the dated look!!! Jennifer Anistons Friends haircut worked for her and so many women; however, even successful looks must change. Can you imagine wearing Farrah Fawcetts hair like the original version, or Dorothy Hamil on ice? The most single mistake woman in their 40’s make is holding on to the exact same hairstyle that served them well in college. Only Liza Minnelli can wear the same hair style for 50 years and get away with it! If you’re young, be daring. Change it up in small ways; new hair color, new lipstick, layers or a fringe. Change will keep you young and in step with fashions quick changing rhythms.
Here’s a style choice tip if you can say I used to wear my hair like that, don’t try it again; it will make you look as if you’re locked in a time zone.
Perfectress Hair Extensions at Aurelio Salon
Welcome to Aurelio Hair Salon and Spa, where we use only the best Hair Extensions.
From bonds to clips to beads to tape wefts, our selection and choices are amazing.
With hair extensions, you can add volume, color, or length with ease. You can even pop in the few highlights for fun. Hair fashions change from day to day and unless your hair grows at a rapid rate, there is no way to keep up with short styles one day and long styles the next. Variety is the spice of life! What better way to create a variety of looks than with your hairstyle.
Extensions were first used by the rich and famous in the 1980s. Little did they know that they would become so popular. You have seen them on stores such as Jennifer Aniston, Jennifer Lopez, and Paris Hilton. Hair extensions are a lot of fun. you can wear them for four to six months, depending on the strength and condition texture of your hair. You may lose one here and there, which is normal, but overall it lasts quite a while. You can swim in them, wear your hair up or down, and they still look completely natural. Except for your friend’s family and coworker who will see you with short hair, one day in longhair the next no one will know you have them.
They move like your hair. these extensions are attached to your own hair at a low temperature with a protein molded bonds. The bonds are strong and flexible and made a protein that is not harmful to your hair. We use 100% human hair for these extensions.
Prices vary depending on what you desire and a consultation is required.
Tips on Shampooing your Hair
How long should I rinse my hair after I shampoo?
Rinsing hair well after shampooing is important. The average time is 60-90 seconds, but two minutes is probably better and thorough rinsing may take longer if hair is very thick or long. Hair should not feel like it is coated. It is best to rinse hair with the water flowing in the direction of your cuticle, not against it-head is held back and water flows from forehead to back.
How should I treat my hair after I shampoo it?
Gentle handling of the hair after shampooing is important in maintaining healthy hair. After washing you need to blot the hair, don’t rub the hair dry. Rubbing can cause tangling and even breakage of brittle hair. After your hair dries or when it is damp, comb hair with a wide-tooth comb, holding sections of hair to gently comb through tangles.
What temperature should the water be when I rinse my hair after shampooing?
The temperature should be determined by what you want to achieve. A cool water rinse helps close the cuticle, which makes the hair feel smoother and look shinier. If hair tends to get oily quickly, cool or tepid water is recommended. Luke warm water stimulates oil production, so if your hair is dry, you may want to use Luke warm water instead of cool water. Remember never to apply anything hot to the hair, always wash hair with luke-warm water or cold water.
If my hair has a squeaky feeling when I shampoo my hair, does this mean it is clean?
A squeaky clean feel usually indicates that oils have been removed from the hair. However, it also may indicate a raised hair cuticle. Rely on a thorough rinsing rather than that squeaky clean feeling.
After drying hair with volume foam and a paddle brush, crimpe the entire head with a mini-crimper; then backcombed lightly. While the tiny crimps were undetectable on camera, they added heft and texture to strands. “Avoid applying too much product to this hair type,” says Nick Arrojo. “It will just weigh strands down
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Changing your hair color… Things you need to know!
This upcoming season we are seeing a lot of requests to lighten up darker hair; whether it’s hair painting, highlights, or a full head of lightness. Changing your hair is exciting and doing the process is Rewarding, however, keep in mind the laws of color and the integrity of the hair. Make the change with out the stress.
Don’t think you can be Elvira one day and the chick from Game of Thrones the next or dark hair Khloe kardashian to blonde Khloe. Just google her and look at the pictures over the years.
Sure you might be able to go from dark to light in one shot BUT your hair will be severely compromised. So if you want damaged hair with breakage,split ends and dry like straw or a nice chemical cut with it go for it. This is without running into any problems.
So what will cause problem? Was the hair colored before? What type of color? Was it box or do professionally? Depending on the type you may not be able to get the color out or you might have bands. So what do you do bleach it more and more, causing more stress on your hair.
Before you start the processes ask yourself do you like the look or the person you see wearing it. Maybe get a pic of the person whose hair you want and face swap to see if its good for you. Often times we see someone in the lime light and want to be them. One way to do that is to adopt their hairstyle. so we rush out to get that look not taking into account that the coloring might not be right for our skin tone or the cut for the shape of our face. Really ask yourself if this is for me. This one simple step will prevent buyer remorse. You wont go home and look in the mirror and hate it because the color is not right for you then blame the salon or stylist for it.
What should you expect? Be prepared to be in the salon for several visits. Make sure you have budget yourself correctly. To do this change it will take time and money to get there. Know that this will not happen overnight, it is a process and will take several visits. Talk in detail to your stylist about your hair goals and ask them for their point of view. They know what looks will go with your face shape and skin tone.
At Aurelio Salon we care about the integrity of your hair, from the lightener and color brand (Goldwell) we use to constantly educating our staff on the latest techniques to ensure it done correctly. Please Read our blog on Box color for more info. #hairjourney #lawofcolor #aureliosalon #hairstylist #iamgoldwell
Nail It: Prom
Are you looking to have an experience in a salon that will be easy breezy and leave you feeling confident for your big night out?! With prom season quickly approaching stylists are super excited for full glam, beautiful updos and amazing after pictures! We are amped to make sure that your big day is as special as can be and we want to give you a few tips and tricks to make your day go as flawless as can be! Follow these 5 easy steps and you Nailed it!
Hair Growth Secrets Exposed
Many of us have had a daring experience in chopping off our long locks. For some, it was a good decision. As for the others, we are left missing, and wishing, and praying for our gorgeous tresses to be just as long and luscious as they used to be. I fall into the category of wishing and praying for my hair to be just as long and beautiful as it once was.
So my journey began. I did my conditioning treatments. I used professional hair products. I got my trims every 6-8 weeks as time allowed. Months go by and I experienced very little growth. So why is my hair not growing??? And why does another stylist who had even shorter hair than I did currently have longer hair than me?
These questions motivated me to research what other factors assist in proper hair growth. And to my surprise the key factor was a healthy diet and regular exercise. I read from Web.MD that a balanced diet is necessary for healthy hair growth because your hair needs these nutrients just as much as your body does. So here are some key things you should incorporate into your diet:
Protein! Protein! Protein!
This one made me laugh, because as a hairdresser, I know that your hair is composed of none other than the protein keratin. So if your diet is lacking protein, you’re depriving your hair of support and strength that is necessary for it not to break or become brittle during growth.
Lipids are also necessary. Lipids are fatty oils (healthy ones) that give moisture and shine to your hair. You can find this in vegetable oil, avocados, whole milk, cheese, fish and other select meats.
Iron is actually very important for hair growth as well. Clams, beans, whole grains, tofu, and leafy greens (spinach or kale) are safe sources of iron. 14-15 mg are recommended for daily intake but do not exceed this amount, extra iron will do more harm than good and if you have other deficiencies and medication, we advise you to talk to your doctor about what levels may be appropriate for you. The reason iron is important is because it carries oxygen to your scalp and strengthens your hair follicles. Without it, your hair follicles may close or go into a resting phase which results in hair loss.
Now I also consulted with our stylist and salon educator, Arielle. She went from having a pixie cut to now currently, by textbook definition, long hair. I asked Arielle because as I mentioned, her hair growth went from 0-100 and she surpassed my length at a rapid pace. She has a strict diet and exercise plan, and also takes care of her hair with in-salon services and take -home care.
Here is Arielle’s journey:
How long have you been growing your hair?
“I have been growing my hair out for about 3 ½ years.”
When did you start to notice your hair growth?
“When I kept up with regular trims every 4-6 weeks I noticed my hair starting to take a different shape; if I did not get it maintained it would have just become wider in width rather than a lengthening feel.”
What diet changes have you made?
“Rather than going to Biotin, I just put more b5 vitamins into my diet via Salmon and Yellow Bell peppers.”
How often do you exercise?
“I try to exercise 4x’s a week.”
What is your in-salon care?
“In salon maintenance consists of receiving a blow out once a week; we use a hydrating shampoo and conditioner along with a scalp massage to increase blood flow. We use heat protection to preserve health and integrity of the hair that has been living longer.”
What is your at-home care?
“ Deep conditioning treatments every other week .”