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Keratin Treatment Disasters

Although I’ve previously written a blog on this topic, based on the responses, the questions, and the phone calls I’ve received for advice on reversing the damage caused by keratin, I felt it would be appropriate to address this issue directly in a new blog post. The promise of silky, manageable hair is irresistible, without […]

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Hair Myths Vol. 1

Hair Myth Number One:  You should only wash your hair “X” number of times per week.  Fact: only you know how often you should wash your hair depending on your lifestyle.  For example, if you work out daily and you sweat significantly from your scalp – wash your hair.  If you  find yourself sweating at […]

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Why I Choose not to do Keratin Treatments

As a stylist I try to refrain from jumping on the latest trends – especially if they involve a chemical process.  I have learned that it is difficult to assess the pros and cons of a new process without factoring in the effects over time.  I regret now that I may have jumped the gun […]

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5 Fall Haircuts to Love

WHAT: The Shaggy Bob AS SEEN ON: Dianna Agron, January Jones This look, is a cross between a bob and a shag, and comes to life when cut and styled properly. It’s meant to have some jagged lines with lots of movement. WHO SHOULD TRY IT: It’s a great option for women with fine hair […]

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Trend Alert: Fall 2011

COLOR: HONEY HUES Gold tones and honey hues are the fast-growing favorite colors for the upcoming season to brighten and complement just about every complexion. Used to either frame the face or placed just at the hairline and crown, this upcoming seasons’ must-have hue will make every complexion radiant. From honey and amber to chestnut […]

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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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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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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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