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Spring/ Summer 2013: Combat Frizz

Just when you think you’ve finally mastered your hair’s texture and flaws, the seasons change and stop you in your hair styling tracks! It’s frustrating, I know! I would like to share with you some Services, Product, and Styles to consider for the hot & humid months. Don’t let the season attack your style. Get ready for Hot weather Combat!

SERVICES:

As soon as you feel that first bead of sweat call your stylist and get on your Spring/ Summer hair care schedule! Every 6-8 weeks book yourself for a Cut, Glaze, and Deep Condition. Ideally you should deep condition 2x a week! When it is humid there is obviously tons of moisture in the hair. Therefore if your hair is dry your cuticle will swell and try to suck every bit of moisture it can out of the air! A swollen cuticle= frizz. A smooth cuticle= hydration and reflection of light which also=shine.

  • The proper Cut for your NATURAL texture is perfect for hot months. Don’t fight your hair when it’s hot. Listen to what it wants to naturally do.
  • A Glaze can be clear or demi/semi permanent color. Glazes are deposit only so they soothe the cuticle almost like a top coat of nail polish leaving your strands shiny, silky, and bouncy!
  • If possible Deep Condition 2x a week. This will prevent your hair from searching for moisture in the air.

If you’re in the St Louis area book your services with me at http://www.KristenLinares.com!

PRODUCTS:

I absolutely LOVE Davines hair care! Here are the products I recommend for Spring/ Summer 2013…

Shampoo & Conditioners

MOMO Shampoo: For Normal- Fine hair

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It’s particularly rich formula has been created to deeply moisturize dry, dehydrated hair, making it soft, silky and full of body without weighing it down.

MOMO Conditioner: For Normal- Fine hair

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Moisturising and revitalizing conditioner. Its advanced formula allows it to adapt to the specific moisturising needs of dry, and dehydrated hair, giving it the softness, body and shine it needs.

LOVE CURL Shampoo: For Wavy-Curly

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It performs an intense detangling and conditioning action. Its special formula, rich in natural olive tree oil derivatives restores the natural moisture-lipid balance leaving hair soft, moisturised and shiny.

LOVE CURL Conditioner: For Wavy-Curly

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Volumising and detangling cream for wavy and curly hair, with an intense anti-dryness and softening action. It efficaciously nourishes and detangles without weighing down hair. It improves the volume of curls leaving hair soft and shiny.

Pistacchio oil – essential anti-oxidant action  Rice wax – nourishing and preventing the dehydration

LOVE SMOOTH Shampoo: Coarse thick

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Specifically formulated for harsh and frizzy, undisciplined hair. It gently cleanses hair, respecting its natural structure and making it easy to comb. LOVE Smoothing Shampoo moisturizes and nourishes deep down, leaving hair smooth, silky and shiny.

LOVE SMOOTH Conditioner: Coarse thick

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A creamy, rich treatment specifically formulated for harsh and frizzy hair. LOVE Smoothing Conditioner nourishes and moisturizes frizzy and undisciplined hair, lending an exceptionally smooth effect and leaving hair soft and shiny. With its blend of conditioning agents, moisturizers and silicon, it makes hair easy to comb and glossy, thus eliminating the frizzy effect.

Borage seed oil – compact and protect the hair  Rice wax – nourishing and preventing the dehydration

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Before you swim or spend a day in the Sun use DEDE leave in mist

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Dede delicate replenishing leave-in mist is a fluid conditioner with an innovative formula designed for fine hair with a tendency for heaviness, and is excellent as a porosity equalizer. Dede delicate replenishing leave-in mist has a twofold function: anti-free radical protective and repairing, as its acid pH perfectly seals the hair scales, making the hair soft and shiny but not heavy.

Grape extract – protective against sun rays  Panthenol – gives moisture and shine to the hair

STYLES:

Spring/ Summer is all about relaxed styles, nothing to perfect or polished! Master these 3 styles for a stylish fuss free season!

Try a Braided Updo!

Or a wavy Chignon in under 5mins!

When all else fail Spice up your Ponytail!

Fall 2012 Beauty: How to be a trendsetter

 

 

 

I absolutely love Fall. The air is crisp, the leaves are changing, and all my favorite coffee shops add pumpkin spice to their menu. It really is the perfect season. When it comes to Fall beauty, rich healthy hair and skin never goes out of style. Most people who seek beauty advice from someone like me, might believe I’m some kind of genius when it comes to beauty trends. I have a confession. I am not a genius. Not at all. However, I am ALWAYS google searching #Fall20.. #Fall hair and makeup trends #Fall hair color and etc. way before the season begins.

Here are a few ways to stay on top of trends and fool your friends into thinking YOU are the beauty Guru.

STEP ONE: Google—>Online Store Images—>Pinterest

Do your research and find what speaks to you. By searching “Fall trends” and other keywords pertaining to beauty you will find an overwhelming amount of Fall inspired images. I like to save the looks I love in a file or pin them to my pinterest board. Definitely check out your favorite stores online. Since you like the style of clothing you will most likely like or love the hair and makeup they choose for their promotional ads.

STEP TWO: Draw inspiration from New York Fashion Week

 

 

Now, just because a designer decides to put a mask on their models face    doesn’t necessarily mean you should wear one too. Fashion week is an acquired taste. You have to interpret the looks in your own way. For example when I see a ton of texture in the clothing, I would rock a sleek/ polished hairstyle to balance it out or vice versa. ALWAYS be yourself . Trendsetters are trendsetters because they are confident in their choices.

 

 

STEP THREE: SPEND MONEY ON YOUR HAIR & MAKEUP!!

Great Hair Color calls for a Great Colorist. Amazing hairstyles, are the result of products that are gentle on your hair/ skin and work for your hair type. Don’t cut corners when it comes to what goes on your body! Your hair is one of your best accessories, you wear it everyday!

Haircuts I love for spring

Long bob aka LOB

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Layers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pompadour inspired

I heart Redken Chemistry Shots

Redken has some great information on what distressed hair actually is and what to do about it. I swear by chemistry shots. They make your hair feel incredibly strong and add shine! This month at Matthew Robert Color + Design you can win a complimentary Redken chemistry shot when you post your New Years Resolution to our facebook page!

TRANSFORM YOUR HAIR: EXPERIENCE A REDKEN CHEMISTRY HAIR TREATMENT

An exclusive, professional in-salon service, Redken Chemistry offers intense, customized treatments for whatever your hair needs – whether it’s moisture, color protection, strength, softness, control, or a combination of these benefits! Each treatment also has a corresponding take-home regimen so you can maintain the incredible results after you leave the salon.

Who is Redken Chemistry for?

A deep conditioning treatment such as Redken Chemistry is great for distressed hair. Distressed hair is weakend hair that has been physically changed in some way. There are two key types of hair distress:

  • CHEMICAL DISTRESS: caused by overuse of chemical services such as haircolor, lightening, perming or straightening
  • MECHANICAL DISTRESS: caused by normal wear and tear from blow-drying, curling and flat irons, and every day brushing

HOW DOES IT WORK?

Redken Chemistry offers six “shots” that can be blended for truly personalized solutions:

  • Extreme Shot Phase for distressed hair
  • Color Extend Shot Phase for color-treated hair
  • Clear Moisture Shot Phase for normal/dry hair
  • All Soft Shot Phase for dry/brittle hair
  • Smooth Down Shot Phasee for very dry/unruly hair
  • Real Control Shot Phase for dense/dry/sensitized hair
  • Time Reset Filler Shot Phase for porous, age-weakened hair.

Golden Globes 2012 hair

I love award shows, yet I rarely have the patience to actually watch them. HA! Soo I figured I would do us all a favor and find the best hairstyles from this years Golden Globes and put them all in one convenient place…

Common themes this year:

Warm Blondes

Asymmetrical updos

Polished texture

Headbands

Blondes are finally embracing the warmth and it is beautiful.

Love Michelle’s headband!

Brunettes were polished and sophisticated. Chignons were a common theme this year, very classic.

Even though there is texture in this hairstyle it is still extremely polished.

I love this hair color… it’s very milk chocolatish with honey.

The Ombre is definitely still in. Just a bit more subtle.