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Silicone in Hair Products – Not So Bueno…

Silicone oil is a main ingredient in many smoothing and anti-frizz hair care products; you will find them listed as dimethicone and dimethanol.  The alleged advantage of silicone oil is its ability to coat the hair shaft and smooth the hair cuticle to tame or eliminate hair frizz.  I use the term alleged because I feel…
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July 11, 2011 0

Trend Alert

Tired of the same old, same old look?  All you need to do to be on trend is add a heavy fringe.  Blunt, solid bangs are being sported by Kate Moss and Olivia Wilde and they instantly update your look.  Don’t try this at home, however.  Although it seems like cutting your own bangs is…
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March 17, 2011 0

To Go Grey or Not to Go Grey

Many women have chosen to go au naturel and not color their hair although they have some grey.  There are of course as many reasons to color your hair as there are valid reasons not to color your hair.  The following is my unsolicited opinion as a colorist and as a professional. First of all,…
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March 1, 2011 0

Why Choose Ammonia Free Hair Color

Ammonia is traditionally used in hair color in order to open the cuticle, or the scaly layers that protect the inner hair structure and where hair pigment is found.  The problem with ammonia is that it blows the cuticle open and makes it very difficult to close it back down.  This leads to color fading,…
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February 10, 2011 0

Gris de Medellin

I have had the pleasure of spending the holidays abroad in Medellin, Colombia where my mother grew up.  It’s our first Christmas in Colombia together, and her first in 40+ years.  As a stylist, one of the funnest things about this trip has been observing the trends in hair color, cuts, etc. “Gris de Medellin”…
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December 29, 2010 0