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Unicorn and Mermaid Hair

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Unicorn and Mermaid Hair

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Bright hair is everywhere lately!  Mermaidians and Unicorn tribe is now a way of life.  Some people go big, transforming their hair, reminding this blogger of My Little Ponies, in a great way!  If you have been thinking of living in Technicolor, read below to know some basic facts about taking the plunge into a vivid, colorful hair dream.

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How do you get your hair this Rainbow Bright?  The key to these colors’ vibrancy is a two-step process.  First, the hair must be pre-lightened (read bleach) to achieve a light enough canvas to see the hue.  Some colors require more lightness as a background than others.  Pastels are only achievable on the lightest of pale blonde hair.  Hot tip: if your stylist suggests Olaplex, Ph Bonder, or other strengthening treatments- do it.  Bright colors don’t last on compromised (read: fried) hair.  The stronger your hair, the better the results.  After the hair is lightened, the direct dye (the most vibrant hair color available) is deposited on dried strands.  This process is known to be lengthy, so younger kids and fidgety people, beware!  That being said, if only some parts of the hair is to be super colorful, I do recommend a gloss or some color on the other parts of the hair so the shine is consistent. For example, if you are just putting hot pink on the ends of your hair, a gloss on the root area to the pink really completes the look.

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Unfortunately, the maintenance for this look does not end with salon visits.  A color protecting shampoo and conditioner are a MUST for this adventurous look.  If you heat style your hair regularly, a heat-protectant is also needed.   Dry shampoo is a great way to stretch out time between shampoo, making color last even longer.  After washing your hair, be mindful of the towel or any other cloth that comes into contact with your wet hair.  White towels can become pink; pillowcases can grab purple, etc.

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Some colors even glow under black light.

Be forewarned that while rocking this awesome look, people will stare at you.  People will ask you if that is your natural color ( har-de-har, dad jokes). But some say that is the best part!  This is not a look for wallflowers.  You can always do a little peek-a-boo piece to see if you are ready to commit.

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One last thing to consider:  removing the direct dyes that are used for these looks is best left to a professional.  We have lots of tricks up our sleeves, but know, as awesome as we are, changing you back to “normal” can be a process.  Don’t let that scare you – talk to your stylist today about a jewel shade or candy hue today!

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Learn! Soft waves with volume by Redken

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Emily Heser, a Redken Stylist, shows us step by step how to create soft waves with volume in this video.  Soft waves are all over the red carpet these days, but getting the style on yourself can be kinda tricky.  Emily shows us the ropes on her own hair which makes this so relatable!

Here are the tools you need to follow along:

 

 

Frizz? Dissmiss That!

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Frizz? Dissmiss That!

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As a hairstylist, one of the main problems I hear about constantly is frizz.  Frizz is not cute.  It can ruin a blow out, robs definition from curls, and frizz takes away from a ‘put-together’ look.  Wild banshee is not what i was going for…  But the people with the hardest struggle is the fine-hair frizz prone!  So many products that promise zero-frizz weigh down the hair! And, no! It is not too much to ask for frizz-free, full hair!  Redken, our sweet, dear friends, have developed frizz-fighting line for all hair types.   Check out the video below.

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Here is the break down!  Frizz Dismiss features a Sulfate-Free Shampoo that works in tandem with a conditioner to provide smoothness and manageability while protecting hair from humidity for lasting frizz control.  If you need a deep conditioning,  Frizz Dismiss Mask is an intensive rinse-out treatment that provides humidity protection and smoothing.  Where things get customizable for your hair texture and humidity level, is the products!  Ever use a dryer sheet to stop static? Why not use something made for hair? Frizz Dismiss FPF 10 Fly-Away Fix finishing sheets for all hair types dismiss static and eliminate fly-aways.  Keep some in your purse for emergencies.  We love a spray lotion!  You get easy, even saturation of the product on the hair, and your hands stay goop-free! Frizz Dismiss FPF 20 Smooth Force lightweight smoothing lotion spray is for fine to medium hair types in low to high humidity.  If you’re a fan of leave in oils, Frizz Dismiss Deflate is for you!  We love to blend this oil into your everyday styling product for extra frizz protection. Lastly, we have the magic for the thick, coarse hair that resides in Georgia!  Curly or straight, this leave in creme has got your back. Frizz Dismiss FPF 40 Rebel Tame leave-in smoothing control cream is for coarse hair types in medium to high humidity.   Redken even made this handy chart to help pick which product is best for you!

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This entire system is now available at both Salon Disegno locations.  We have been loving this line and want to try it on you!  Honestly, frizz happens, but with Redken’s new products, we can dismiss that! Bye, Frizz!

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5 Promises To Make Yourself in 2015

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5 Promises To Make Yourself in 2015

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With this new year upon us, people tend to make resolutions.  That is great!  But resolutions tend to die quickly in the new year.  So let me suggest some promises you can make yourself to help you hair shine in 2015!

1) I promise to treat my hair one a week.  We love when our hair loves us!  So why not show your tresses some love?  A weekly deep conditioning and add condition, shine and strength to your hair.  Take the time to squeeze the water out of your hair and apply a deep treatment.  Let it sit on 5-10 minutes and rinse.  You’ll be amazed at the results.  Ask your stylist which is right for you!

2) I will use heat protection when I use my hot tools on my hair. Every. Time.  Yes, heat protection is essential. Yes, you need it.  And no, it doesn’t work unless you use it.  There are lots of ways to get heat protection there are even shampoos and conditioners with it built in.  Get yourself this essential item asap.

3) I will utilize dry shampoo to extend my style. Washing and styling take a toll on the hair so if we can eliminate one shampoo/style a week, your hair will thank you all throughout 2015.

4) I will protect my color (synthetic or not) with color safe shampoo and conditioner.  If you spend the time and money on your color, or just blessed with natural amazing color- promise to protect it with color-safe shampoo and conditioner.  So easy!

5) I will be gentle to my hair when it is wet.  When your hair is wet, it is much more fragile.  Try and refrain from brushing, hard coming, or even pulling it up tightly.  This can cause breakage.  So treat your damp hair with loving care, and it will love you back!

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Here’s to Healthy Hair in 2015!!

Static is Coming… with winter.

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Static is Coming… with winter.

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We’ve all been there. With the cooler weather comes the horrible static issue, along with hats and scarfs. So what’s a girl to do? Having “shocking” hair sure is not cute.  I’m sure you’ve heard of rubbing dryer sheets on your hair, but those potent chemicals can not be good for keeping locks supple and shiny. So, for those of us who experience serious static in the fall and winter months, I offer you a simple solution.

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Pureology’s Colour Fanatic.  With 21 essential benefits.
This leave-in detangling lotion has many uses. As it infuses your hair with light moisture it, stops static in it’s tracks.  It also prevents against fade-age while strengthening hair fibers.  With all this, and heat protection, what more can you ask for?  Faster drying time? Ok, It does that too! To see hair airy and polished, spray on damp or towel dried hair before your normal styling products. After your regular styling, you’ll notice the freedom from static! Effects last till the next shampoo.  Available at both locations in a full 6.7 fl oz or a petite 1 fl oz.