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Is Your Hair Dehydrated?

Summer is in full swing which means, so is the sun. Your hair takes a beating between pool chemicals, more frequent shampooing, and sun worshiping. If you highlight or color your hair this time of year can trash all that beautiful work your stylist spent countless hours on. Fear not, there are ways to rehydrate, protect, and heal those poor strands. Here’s a list of my favorite products and services for quenching your hair’s thirst.

O&M DETOX Shampoo

Do you ever leave the pool feeling like your hair magically transformed into hay? If so this Shampoo will change your life! Detox removes product build up, chlorine, and stubborn oils. My favorite thing about this product is the invigorating peppermint oil. Your scalp feels clean, cool, and refreshed. Unlike most clarifying shampoos, Detox leaves your hair nourished, hydrated, and soft.

G L O S S it up!

Glaze, toner, gloss, are all the same. Keeping your strands glossed every 4-6 weeks protects your hair from heat styling and the sun. It also is a great way to reduce brassiness and revive the shine and saturation of your color.


Don’t have time for a gloss? Revive your blonde and kick brass at home with EVO’s FABULOSO Platinum deep conditioner. The bottle says to leave on for 3 mins however, I always suggest my clients leave this brass killer on for a minimum of 10. Your highlights will be bright and hydrated.

OI oil

Unlike Argan Oils, this is a super lightweight holy-grail of shine and softness. OI is good for all hair types. Davines Oi oil contains Roucou oil which is light yet powerful. I recommend using this on your ends every night before bed. This bottle can last at least 6 months when used properly. For the average head of hair less than the size of a pea is more than enough. Oi has healing properties and can be used on wet or dry hair. You will wonder how you ever lived without this. Did I mention it smells amazing?


Every woman should have a deep conditioner to use at least 1-2 times per week. I prefer to deep condition after I have used my Detox clarifying shampoo. It makes the most sense to do a “deep” cleanse before a “deep” conditioning. NOU NOU mask not only hydrates the hair but it also strengthens weak over worked strands.


If you haven’t heard of Olaplex you are being deprived of something truly amazing. Olaplex was the first of its kind in the beauty industry. This take home is the 3rd step after your stylist performs steps 1 & 2 during your color service. This is not a conditioner. This is a bond multiplier which has been designed to prevent breakage during your color service. Basically, it’s an insurance policy for your hair’s health. Use #3 weekly on clean damp hair to maintain the added strength.

P.S. All of these goodies can be found at my salon Thirteenth and Washington in downtown St. Louis 🙂

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!


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!


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

Shampoo & Conditioners

MOMO Shampoo: For Normal- Fine hair


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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!

Spring 2013 Beauty Trends

twist and pony

Life in a POD

life in a pod

Runway looks of 2013

Runway looks of 2013

Hairstyling for Czar by Ceaser Galindo with Original Mineral.

We achieved this look using O&M’s Style Guru to create a sleek and shiny wet appearance. We added a bit of texture to the mid lengths and ends by applying Original Queenie hairspray followed by the flat iron. A low fishtail pony was created and sewn into a modern chignon.