Summer Hair Care: 5 Ways to Protect the Hair for Swimming

June 21 marks the official start of my favorite season… summer!!  Along with summer’s awesome weather, outdoor activities, leisure travel, and trips to the beach or pool can come bad hair days. Before you invest in 3 months worth of hats, perhaps some of these tips will help. Continue reading

5 Tips For Caring For Color Treated Hair

So, you’ve decided to take the plunge and color your hair. Yay, for you not being afraid of change! Hair color is an awesome way to update or refresh your look whether it’s to cover unwanted gray or create a complete style transformation. Consult with your stylist to create the best course of action to obtain your desired result. Whether you want all over color, ombre, balayage or highlights, remember that there is a safe way to achieve any look, and a licensed hairstylist can help you determine the proper course of action for your hair type.

After you get your hair done, here are some tips for things you can do at home to maintain your new do! Continue reading

Is My Hair Healthy? 5 Ways To Determine the Health of your Hair

How do I know if my hair is “healthy”?  This is a question everyone, including your stylist, may answer differently.  In my opinion, healthy hair is most easily achieved by having a balanced diet and a good maintenance regimen.  There is no specific prescription for healthy hair, but I help my clientele to maintain their beautiful natural, relaxed, weaved, and/ or color treated styles by regularly trimming their ends, educating them about the correct products to use to keep their hair and scalp cleansed, moisturized and free from negative buildup, and having regular consultations to improve their personal knowledge of their own hair type and maintenance requirements.  If you are not sure about your level of hair health, I have devised a few short “tests” that will help you identify any issues and help address them: Continue reading