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Tame frizzy, unruly hair with Progressively Smooth!

Tame frizzy, unruly hair with Progressively Smooth! This is the time of the year when your Brazilian Blowout needs refreshed!  The humidity is rising and no one wants to spend more time than necessary using a blow dryer. Brazilian Blowouts can take about 3 hours and cost up to $400.  Framesi is the premiere color company that we use in the salon. They have created a new smoothing product!  Color Lover Progressively Smooth! This is a product that you use at home and costs a fraction of the blowout cost.

Frizzy hair smoothed

This product is amazing!!!!  Used over time it will smooth your frizzy curls and make your hair more manageable! This product works from inside the hair shaft to strengthen your strands as well as protect your hair color. Progressively Smooth used as little as 3 times will show you incredible improvement. You’ll see less frizz, more smooth ends and quicker styling time.  It helps tame those stubborn grays too!

It is used on freshly shampooed and conditioned hair.  Just a few sprays, work it in and then blow-dry. A flat iron is not necessary. It can feel a bit heavy if you use too much!

Progressively Smooth can also be sprayed on dry hair to tame frizzy flyways.

Progression

Once your hair reaches an optimal amount of smoothness you can use Progressively Smooth just once a month.   This will depend on how often you shampoo your hair. One bottle should last almost a year! The suggested price is $40.  Mention this blog and receive $10 off!

Check out www.Framesiprofessional.com for more info!

Covit-19 Reopening Plans

The opening date keeps moving, but we are ready as soon as we get the ok!

As a licensed cosmetology salon in Pennsylvania since 1993, we have always upheld high sanitation standards. Each hairstylist has been certified by Barbacide in the best practices of sterilization. Barbacide has been in the business of protecting consumers in the beauty industry since 1947. You may have noticed the bright blue liquid, Barbacide, that we keep our combs in. Barbacide will be used to sterilize everything in the salon. It can be used as a soak, spray or wipe.  You will see it in the salon: at the front desk, stylist stations, shampoo sinks, and bathroom.

We understand your concerns, so we have outdone ourselves in preparing our salon for you! The safety of our staff and our clients is essential to us, so we have and will continue to:

  • Clean and/or disinfect all surfaces and implements
  • Launder and/or disinfect all capes, and towels
  • We have removed any non-essential items from the salon
  • Initiated contactless methods of scheduling and payment
  • Acquired appropriate personal protective equipment to be used when necessary. We will wear masks and have extras if you need one!
  • Discontinued the practice of hand shaking, hugging and other non-essential contact
  • Re-trained our staff on essential infection control and hand hygiene practices

Feel free to ask any of us at any time about all that we do to provide for your safety.

Here are some more ways our salon, with your help, will be protecting you:

As always if you are not feeling well… please reschedule your appt.

During this time of social distancing we will be spacing appointment times so that there are no more than 6 people in the salon one at time. Our stations are always more than 6 feet apart.

We will only take appts, no walk-in appts will be honored.

We would like to keep the sitting area free of clients waiting to be helped. Please arrive on time for your appt and please don’t bring anyone with you.

Please bring your own beverages and reading material.

We will encourage you to wash your hands when you arrive and wash your hands before you leave.

There is not much need for you to touch anything in the salon.

Our credit card payment center will be wiped down after each use. If you can tap your card on our reader and not sign that would be most helpful. If you can pay from your phone, you don’t even need to touch anything.

Hopefully our Covit -19 Reopening will be soon!

Up Do or Down Do?

Up Do or Down Do? That is a great question!


There are so many wedding hair style choices and you have to choose one! Sometimes! We have brides that can’t decide, so they will do both!  We’ll do one style for the ceremony and meet them in a few hours and do another style for the reception!


If you need to choose just one style here are some thoughts we’ve discovered along the way.
Generally, Up Hair styles will stay where they are pinned.  Down Styles can change depending on your hair. We can’t do much about gravity, although we try!


The style you choose should make you feel beautiful and comfortable!  If you normally never wear your hair up and it feels strange, then it’s ok to wear it down. Bridal hair doesn’t always need to be up to be elegant. This is why it’s important to do a trial and try both styles!


There are 3 main factors to consider when trying to decide on up or down. Hair length and texture, dress style, wedding theme and the crazy weather are a few things to think about to help you make your decision.


#1

Hair length and texture is a big one!   If you have hair that doesn’t curl well, it’s a lot to ask of your hair to stay down and curly for such a long and maybe hot day.  You need to be ok with the fact that it might fall a little bit.  There are lots of tricks that we can do to make long, straight hair stay curled if that’s what you would really prefer. This is also good to try before the big day! If you have long hair, it’s nice to show it off, so wear it down! Short hair can look like an Up Do once we pin up the sides and add your hair accessories and veil. Hair extensions can help thin, fine hair look thicker for Up and Down Dos.


#2

Dress style and theme of your wedding is important.   If you have a dress that has beautiful detailing in the back, it might be nice to pin your hair up to show that off!  If you have a gorgeous back and want to show that off, pin your hair up! Strapless dresses can be less bare if you wear your hair down.  Bohemian style wedding are great for long loose curls and braids. Vintage style weddings are perfect for low buns with finger-waves or long, loose curls swept to one side.


#3

The weather is always hard to predict, especially in Pittsburgh.  If it’s going to be a super hot summer day, Up hair may be the best choice. If it’s a perfect hair weather day down is a great option. You can always decide that day if you want up or down depending on the sunshine or raindrops.  This is another good reason to practice both styles before the wedding. 


There is no rule set in stone but, Up is great for hot weather, unruly hair and it’s shows off your dress!
Down is great for cooler weather, hair that holds curl well and for strapless dresses to cover your shoulders. 
These are all suggestions and there are exceptions to everything! It’s so nice because you can really do whatever you want! There are no rules! Plan your hair trial with an Up Do and Down Do and then the decision won’t be so hard to make. 

Glop & Glam!

Glop & Glam!   We’re so excited to have a new line for our younger clients!

 

Introducing Glop & Glam. It’s a salon professional hair product line focused for the next generation. It’s for our younger clients, your kids! It’s colorful and smells amazing! It’s concentrated, so it lasts a long time. It’s a natural and organic line. It’s been developed by a hairstylist, who is a mom!

Glop & Glam is vegan and cruelty-free formulas are free from harmful chemicals and allergens like parabens, sulfates, alcohol, gluten, nuts and phthalates. -They containing natural lice preventative ingredients while maintaining the highest quality standards. Glop and Glam delivers safe and effective solutions for all hair types- curly to straight, coarse to fine, thick to thin!

It’s a great way to teach your kids a healthy hygiene routine. It keeps lice away and has helped some kids with eczema! If they have any allergies or skin sensitivities this is the product for them.

All of the products are colorful and smell amazing. Candy Apple Shampoo $16, Blueberry Clarifying Shampoo $16, Cake Batter Conditioner $16.50 and the Creamsicle Detangler $15 are the products with the lice preventative ingredients. They smell just like their names suggest!

Andiroba and Melaleucca Alternifolia Leaf Oils as well as Quassi Amara Wood Extract are the ingredients mixed together that are an effective and worry-free way to keep the unwanted bugs away from your little ones. Prevention is way better than dealing with the little critters once they have them.

There’s an array of styling products to choose from: Bubble Gum Glitter Gel $16, Banana Spike Molding Putty $16, Vanilla Creme $16 for flyaways, and Watermelon Hard Candy Gel $16, which is perfect for ballerina buns.

If your kids have their own products they will stay away from your products that are meant sometimes for color treated hair and special treatments. They can learn that using a little bit goes a long way.

The month of February we are offering buy 2 products get 1 free!

Lice don’t belong in your home!

Lice don’t belong in your home! I don’t even want to put a picture of them here!  Lice are the size of a sesame seed and cling to the base of the hair at the scalp. They produce a sticky substance that just can’t be shampooed away. Kids will itch and scratch if they are infected.

It’s that time of year and if you have kids in school you know all about lice.  My good friend has 3 kids in elementary school. Throughout the year she will get emails from the school that there has been a case of lice and she should check her kids. She knows that prevention is better that trying to get rid of them once they are in your home.

Joanna told me about Fairy Tales products.  You can order them on Amazon or get them at Target and other stores like that.  If you have kids in school, you need to add this to your morning routine! Fairy Tales products have rosemary as an ingredient and it’s a natural repellent. There is a shampoo and a conditioner.  The leave-in conditioner can be sprayed on their dry hair in the morning before they go to school as an extra line of defense!

Lice crawl and can spread to everything.  They do not hop or fly. I always get a little itchy just talking about it!  🙂   Bedding, clothing, stuffed animals, coats, and even your furniture must be thoroughly cleaned.

This is the treatment once you notice that lice are living on the hair strands of your kids. There is a special comb that helps remove the lice and their eggs. Treatments are easy to use.  It’s always best to have them on hand so you can attack this problem right away!