Saturday, January 29, 2011

Men of Sundance Film Festival

We are so lucky to have the Sundance Film Festival basically in our backyard! There have been many celebrities roaming around and the men have shown great style! There's been some great winter fashion but more importantly, great hair trends.

A lot of men had their hair a little longer and pushed back off their foreheads. The new Bumble and bumble product, Bb. Texture, is going to work amazing for achieving this look!

The "gentleman" look is still hot and on trend. Part your hair and slick it over with some Bb. Gel and voila you've got the look! Adding some stylish frames seals the deal.

Having a bad hair day? Add a beanie, problem solved!
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Friday, January 28, 2011

hair how-to: twisty bun

I tried this look yesterday, it was super easy yet looked classy and pulled together.
1] It's better to start with 2nd day hair (aka dirty hair), skip to step #2 if this is you. If not start by spraying prep all over your hair followed by thickening hairspray. Blow dry.
2] Spray spray de mode all over hair for hold. Take the top left section of your hair and leave out, pull the rest of your hair back into a ponytail at the nape of your neck and secure.
3] Back comb your ponytail for texture. Twist into a bun and secure with hair pins.
4] Take the section you left out and cross it over to the right side and wrap around the bun. Secure with hair pins.
5] Pull small pieces of hair out around your face. Finish with spray de mode.
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Thursday, January 27, 2011

Bb. Tonic Lotion

a MUST before styling
Tonic is unlike anything else, ever. A blend of herbs, vitamins & Tea Tree Oil replaces moisture, soothes, detangles, enhances the performance of products and reminds us of old-school barbers' elixirs. It feeds the scalp and roots. Tea Tree Oil and Peppermint deliver a fantastically soothing coolness.
Great for anyone but especially dry, coarse, porous or colored hair. Use it daily before your other products, you can also use it to reactivate products already in the hair. Pin It

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Dikson Hair Color

Lots of our Salon Guests ask about the hair color line, Dikson, that we carry. It's not a widely known brand so I thought I would highlight why we love it so much at Salon K.

Dikson is located just outside of Milan, Italy, its products have been sold in over 35 countries around the world since 1975. The Dikson division is famous for its research and development of the finest hair color and professional products in the world. Their laboratory and production plant maintains a continuing program of chemical and biological research committed to serving the professional hair stylist. Dikson color comes with a remarkable covering ability (grays anyone?) and lasts longer then any other color line.

Dikson provides each of our stylists with an extensive and comprehensive education. They also hold monthly classes in-salon to keep our stylists up to date so they can be the best they can be. We love the richness of this color line and the results it gives us and our guest. Come get your hair colored with Dikson today!

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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Winter Hair Woes

Stop any winter hair woes you may be having with these 3 tricks:
prevent hat head
spray de mode

blow-dry using Spray de Mode to secure all-day style without the wrinkles.

fix flatness
thickening hairspray
Use thickening hairspray at the roots to add volume and body.

stop static
grooming creme
Apply grooming creme to ends to replenish moisture and reduce flyaways.
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Saturday, January 22, 2011

hair how-to: double knot

1] Start by spraying Bb. thickening hairspray on wet hair and surf spray from roots to ends. It will give your hair the texture and hold your hair needs for this style.

2] Blow dry hair upside down until dry.

3] Divide hair down the center of the back of your head. Grab the 2 sections and tie a knot in your hair. Pull tight.

4] Now that you have the first knot, tie a second knot on the top of the previous one.

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Friday, January 21, 2011

Thickening Hairspray

A lot of you have been thrown off lately because they changed up the name of this product a little. It used to be "thickening spray" now it's Thickening Hairspray. It's still the same product you know and love, they had to change the name for shipping regulations.

Thickening Hairspray helps fine hair achieve styling lift-off, but also works wonders on any hair type - thick, thin, or otherwise. This product has a nice structure and moderate hold. It gives the hair body, heat protection, oomph and fullness .
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Thursday, January 20, 2011

New Year New You!

The New Year is all about a new you, but as you age the term may make you cringe. New Year means another year older but with AHA Accelerator your skin can look 10 years younger! The key to younger acting skin is accelerating your tired skin cells. GlyMed Plus AHA ACCELERATOR is applauded by thousands as the ONLY revolutionary, light-weight Age Management AHA wrinkle weapon, specifically formulated to battle aging skin.

Use every night with your GlyMed Plus skin care regimen for skin that will get double takes on fantastic! Skin-friendly, oil free and water-based. It also works amazingly with the treatment of acne, photo-aged skin and hyperpigmentation. Make sure you use a SPF 15 or higher because this product will increase your sun sensitivity. Pin It

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Backstage Secret

A Backstage secret to stylists and models alike, Hair Powder transforms rumpled to refined, shiny to matte. For even more versatility, try these recipes:

Layer Styling Wax and Hair Powder for a malleable, matte finish (and oomph for miles).

Layer Hair Powder under Does it All for supreme volume with a soft, satin finish.

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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Favorite Golden Globe Looks

The 2011 Golden Globes did not disappoint with beautiful dresses but more importantly beautiful hair. Here are my top favorites.

We all know Megan Fox is great at pulling of the sexy bombshell but what I'm really loving is her 20's inspired hair.

Lea's loosely pulled-back, curled hair is definitely going to be a big spring trend along with her pretty pink feminine dress.

There were a lot of sequins at the Golden Globes but Anne Hathaway stood out above the rest. I love the dusty rose color and her pretty curls. So glam!

January Jones is Old Hollywood Glamour to me. She always has gorgeous hair with a nod to the 60's but makes it modern with her dress. One of my favorites of the night.

My other favorite of the night was Angelina Jolie. She is also Old Hollywood Glamour to me. She always goes for classic silhouettes with a twist. I really love the contrast of the green dress and her dark hair.
And just because your old doesn't mean you can't be glamorous! Helen Mirren is the perfect example of dressing for your age. Her hair and hair color look great on her and with her skin tone.
Jane Fonda also looks really great. I love short hair on older women.
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Saturday, January 15, 2011

Bb. Texture

Bumble and bumble unveiled a new product yesterday that will be launching in February, we are so excited! It's called Bb. Texture hair(un)dressing creme, it's a new styling product icon-in-the-making. As with all Bumble's products, Bb.Texture was created by stylists, tested backstage and on set, and is ready to take the hairdressing world by storm. An exclusive article on the behind-the-scenes development of Bb.Texture will appear in the February issue of ELLE magazine and we are giving you a sneak peak of the article and a first look at the product! More info on Bb. Texture will come in February
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Thursday, January 13, 2011

OPI Texas

For Spring (can you believe it's coming?!) OPI is releasing a nail polish line inspired by Texas! I love this collection because they have a wide range of colors from pretty neutrals to a bright blue and green. I've really been loving neutrals so I'm excited to try San Tan-tonio and Suze Loves Cowboys. Here is a list of the names and the color description of each shade:

Too Hot Pink to Hold 'Em – is a lively hot pink nail polish shade
Do You Think I'm Tex-y – is a lovely “berry” pink shade
Houston We Have a Purple – is a lovely galactic burgundy-violet shade
Suzi Loves Cowboys – is a fabulous dark chocolate shade
I Vant to Be A-Lone Star – is a fabulous light silver-blue shade
It's Totally Fort Worth It – is a gorgeous shimmery lavender-grey shade
Austin-tatious Turquoise – is a dazzling blue-green influenced shade
Don't Mess With OPI – is a lovely forest green shade
Y'all Come back Ya Hear? - a gorgeous Texas tangerine shades
Guy Meets Gal-veston – is a lovely coral-pink shade
Big Hair...Big Nails – is a fabulous rosy nail polish shade
San Tan-tonio – is an amazing honey tan nail polish shade Pin It

Saying Farewell

Each quarter Bumble and bumble phases out products to help pave the way for new product introductions on the horizon. Here is a list of the products they will no longer be offering. Come get them while you still can!

2 oz. Extra Strength Holding Spray

2 fl oz Holding Spray
1 oz. Red Hair Powder

4 oz. Red Hair Powder

Litre Tonic Shampoo

Litre Sunday Shampoo

Litre Alojoba Shampoo

1 Litre Alojoba Conditioner

2 oz. Seaweed Shampoo

2 oz. Seaweed Conditioner

2 oz. Alojoba Shampoo

2 oz. Alojoba Conditioner

2 oz. Tonic Shampoo

2 oz. Leave In Conditioner

2 oz. Sunday Shampoo
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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Katy Perry for OPI

I'm a huge lover of nail polish, it's a great way to update you look for cheap. OPI is teaming up with chart topping megastar Katy Perry to release a new line of polishes inspired by her innovative style. Honestly, this is a no-brainer collaboration I'm surprised they hadn't teamed up sooner! A nail fanatic herself, Katy always uses the red carpet to show off her daring nail designs (customized Russell Brand manicure, anyone?). The collection will include four glamorous shades: Teenage Dream (a dreamy pink glitter), Not Like the Movies (a sultry silver), Last Friday Night (a fierce glittery blue), and The One That Got Away (an amazing deep berry). The one I'm most excited to try in the collection is Black Shatter, a revolutionary topcoat that creates a cracked/leopard pattern when applied over dried nail lacquer. I will definitely be the first in line when the collection finally hits store shelves! Pin It

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Instant Oomph

(and height that holds), try these three simple, stylist-approved steps:
1 Layer Tonic Lotion and Thickening Hairspray from roots to ends.
2 Blow-dry with hands, pulling hair up and back to build volume.
3 Apply Hair Powder at the roots for extra lift, using hands to shape and add texture.
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Saturday, January 8, 2011

BLACK Hair Powder

Black hair powder is great for inky brown, Asian, Hispanic, afro and goths.
Bumble and bumble's Hair Powder is so amazing for so many reasons! Read this weeks previous posts to learn why. One of my favorite things about Hair Powder is it's a dry shampoo.
How to absorb oil (dry cleanse): Hold can 10-12 inches from dry hair; spray thoroughly, concentrating on oily areas; let dry; brush out thoroughly and style.
*Important note: Be sure to protect clothing, bath and bed linens during use (spots can be easily removed with a mild soap and water).
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BROWN Hair Powder

Brown Hair Powder is great for chocolate, mahogany and chestnut brunette.
Tinted Hair Powder is amazing for so many reasons. It can help extend time between colors, helps cover grays as they grow in and if you are thinning you can spray it on your scalp to make the hair appear thicker.
How to style or tint with Hair Powder: Hair Powder requires a slightly oily surface to adhere to (we recommend a light application of Styling Wax as a base if hair is clean); section dry hair at the scalp; hold can 10-12 inches away from hair and spray thoroughly, being sure to penetrate all layers (if an overall effect is desired); let dry; shake out excess with fingers and style. Pin It

Friday, January 7, 2011

BLONDISH Hair Powder

Blondish Hair Powder is great for darker blondes and lighter brunettes.
Hair Powder gives you instant fullness, no-slip updos, blended roots and dry cleansing. My favorite, favorite thing about the tinted hair powders are they cover your roots. This means you can go longer between coloring your hair, it blends grays and is quick and easy. It's also great if your hair is thinning; spray it on your scalp and voila it instantly makes your hair look thicker!
Important note: Be sure to protect clothing, bath and bed linens during use (spots can be easily removed with a mild soap and water).
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Thursday, January 6, 2011

WHITE Hair Powder

White Hair Powder is great for white, silver, platinum, ash and champagne blondes.
Hair Powder is a dry shampoo, but it really is so much more then that. So as a dry shampoo it's great to use on oily (or less than clean) hair. It's also a great tool to use on fine hair to add some depth and volume. Lastly, it's great to use when you want your hair to look more matte instead of shiny. There's a reason Bumble's Hair Powder is one of our best sellers! Pin It

Wednesday, January 5, 2011


It's Bumble and Bumble Hair Powder Week! This magic, multi-purpose product boosts volume, blends roots, gives grip and dry cleanses (instantly). Basically, it's a bottle full of tricks. Hair powder comes in WHITE, BLONDISH, BROWN and BLACK. Each day I'll feature a different color and the benefits of each. But first a little Hair Powder history...
Bumble and bumble created these aerosol styling powders in five shades. They add sexy va-va volume, extend the life of a blow-dry by absorbing excess oil and provide a dry texture that keeps pins and clips from slipping (so styles stay put). The shades enhance or shift hair color - these fantastic (and fun) forms of temporary color can be used to blend away roots between color appointments (Hallelujah!).

Where do you think the name "Powder Room" came from?! (no joke)

More on White hair powder tomorrow!
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Tuesday, January 4, 2011

hair how to: uptown girl

A clever and that much more formal manipulation of BHLDN's Sainted Sister Blusher Veil becomes the signature of this look. It’s super simple but packs all the punch of a well-groomed society gal.
1. Comb the hair straight back into a low ponytail. Secure with a hair band.
2. Tease the pony, mist with Spray de Mode and twist it tightly into a chignon. Spray again with Spray de Mode.
3. Here’s where the veil comes in: to complete the look, fasten the comb above the chignon, fold a layer of tulle down and over it, and then pin the tulle into place. Pin It