This season expect to see clean shapes with a soft interior delivered from styling products and tools. Your hair should look healthy and styled. Here are some ideas for different lengths….
“LONG HAIR” aka Long Bob with or with out sweepy bangs.
Long hair is actually not THAT long right now. These medium length styles are strong and keep your ends looking fresh like Spring should be!
MUST HAVE TOOL: Natural Boar Bristle Brush
MUST HAVE STYLING PRODUCT: EVO Water Killer Dry Shampoo Spray dry shampoo on second day hair and work through with your boar bristle brush for volume and texture.
“THE SHOB” aka Short Blunt Bob 😉
The look of longer in the front to shorter in the back is starting to level out. Women who have ventured to the titled cut are now feeling ready to go shorter and make a statement. Your stylist can add texture to the interior of this cut with a razor so you have soft-weightless strands.
MUST HAVE TOOL: 1inch curling iron. Wrap the hair around the iron with the clamp open leaving out the last inch of the strand.
MUST HAVE STYLING PRODUCT: Davines Sea Salt Spray Mist finished waves with Sea Salt Spray and blow dry hair with medium heat on a low speed to set the style.
“SHORT SHORT” Just go for it, it always grows back!
Then there are those women who are way more confident than most…This cut is a perfect balance of softness and edge.
MUST HAVE TOOL: Filtered shower head or Water Softener. Hard water weighs down your hair, dehydrates, and fades haircolor. Having a filter makes a HUGE difference in the way your hair and skin feel. Trust me. You will be glad you did.
MUST HAVE STYLING PRODUCT: FATBOY Perfect Putty Apply a dime-nickel amount in the palm of your hand. Warm up the product by rubbing both hands together and massage into dry hair for a matte finish with second day texture on day one!
I am so excited to carry the entire Original Mineral line! I love everything about this line from the smell to the story behind the company!
WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED
Here are some of the ‘everyday’ chemicals they’ve left out of their haircare and styling products.
Phthalates – Cling to the hair to give it fragrance and also gives hair product such as gels more staying power. Exposure to phthalates in pregnant women can cause harm during critical periods of a child’s development.
Sulfates – Are used to clean the hair of its natural oils leaving the hair feeling dry and looking matte. Denatures skin proteins and largely effects people with contact dermatitis.
Parabens – Have antifungal and antibacterial properties that act as a preservative for maintaining freshness and longer product shelf life. One of the leading chemicals that can cause skin irritation and contact dermatitis.
Propylene Glycol – Used to bind many haircare products together and retain moisture content not only on the hair but also in packaging. Propylene glycol has been linked to causing headaches, backaches and kidney problems.
M.I.T. – Methylisothiazolinone prevents bacteria. Due to the high exposure to the scalp through haircare, MIT in hair products greatly damages skin cells, causing itching, flaking and soreness on the scalp.
Triciosan – Another chemical that is used to kill bacteria on the hair. Triclosan’s manufacturing process can also create dioxin, a powerful hormone disrupter that can have long term health effects.
I love doing hair and I feel that this line is going to prolong my career as a stylist due to the low amount of harsh chemicals. It is important to me to create great hair color as well as protect my skin, environment, and self from harm.
MY FAVORITE PRODUCTS FOR SUMMER 2012
SURF BOMB This texture spray is a shot of the sea when a dunk in the ocean isn’t possible. Surf Bomb delivers that effortless, sexy tousled look without drying out your hair or dumping sand in the shower.
Unlike most Sea salt sprays, I feel like surf bomb leaves the hair hydrated & glossy. It creates incredibly controlled texture for curly or wavy girls! I LOVE the fact that it is a UV & color guard making it a must have for summer.
ORIGINAL DETOX Bank on me to remove deposits. Using styling products, swimming in chlorine and the natural build up of oils can make you look dull on top. Australian River Mint deeply cleanses without stripping essential oils, and Peppermint Oil leaves a cooling effect.
Everyone should have these two in their cleansing rotation. If you feel like your daily shampoo and conditioner is beginning to leave your hair lifeless and limp, then it’s time to detox! There’s no need to invest in a whole new set of shampoo and conditioners just give your daily S &C a break and bust out this amazing and invigorating duo. You won’t regret it!