Monday, November 22, 2010

Holiday Hair Tips

Hi All!

Wow, the Holidays have have a way of sneaking up on me.   I can't believe it's almost Thanksgiving.  I am training right now to do hair at Willow and, as with makeup, I have a slight addiction to haircare products.  I am going to incorporate some hair, skincare and nail tips into the FaceFirst blog starting today! 

Holiday hair is big hair.   Here are a few tips I recommend for maintaining beautiful hair, full of body and volume, this holiday season.

Tip 1: Trim
Super long locks tend to weigh you down. In the winter, you're probably blow-drying more often, so your hair is likely to look or feel more damaged. Giving it a trim will lighten your load, making it easier to achieve lasting lift. Make sure to add layers, which will help create dimension and movement.  Call Willow Salon to schedule your Holiday trim TODAY with any one of our amazing stylists: Jade Young, Hayley Brisacher, Jen Sample, Nicole Snyder, Powell Clements, Brittany Joyner, Amy Arrington.  843.720.7557

Tip 2: Condition
In the winter, hair tends to be more dry and prone to static. It's critical to keep it healthy by using a moisturizing conditioner, just be sure it's appropriate for your hair type.  If you're regularly colored and have chemically processed hair, your hair will benefit from a mask twice a month.  If you use heat to style, use a leave-in conditioner on the ends. If you have fine or flat hair, extra conditioning can weigh hair down, so be selective. Fine haired girls should try to avoid heavy conditioners. Try to bypass  conditioners and use a styling product instead, like thickening cream, that has light conditioning agents in it.  Check out some FaceFirst favorites below.

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 Tip 3: Style
Achieving volume is always easier when styling with heat. Use a root lifter like Pureology Root Lift and a round brush to create lift and body. Blow dry one section at a time, wrapping each section around the brush and pulling in up and away from your scalp as you aim the blow dryer down the hair shafts. Let the section cool off while it’s still wrapped around the brush to create soft waves. 

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Tip 4: Have Fun
An easy look to achieve on "second-day hair" is a loose bun. First, pull hair into a messy ponytail and secure it with an elastic band. Then, twist hair around the base of the ponytail and secure it with pins. To make it casual, gently pull out pieces as you pin it back. As a finisher, lightly mist hairspray all over. Voila!  Instant chicness! 

Hope these tips and products help you maintain FABULOUS hair, all winter long.  Keep the questions coming.

Until next time...


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