Going to a hair salon is one of the biggest treats you can give yourself. Here are some tips to make your salon experience a lot better.
1) If this is your first time to the salon, remember to communicate with your hairstylist and keep an open mind.
2) Prepare two or three photos of what you like, and another two or three of what you don’t like. This is especially important if you’re getting your hair colored. Your explanation will probably be different from what you actually want because color can be so complicated, so a picture will be the best way to get on the same page as your stylist.
3) Don’t wear white to a color service. You don’t want to put pressure on your shampoo technician or colorist by having them worry about not ruining your white shirt.
4) Try and wear a button-down shirt, so you won’t mess up your hairdo once it’s done.
5) If you had a bad experience, don’t be afraid to tell your hairstylist, but don’t tell them what to do. It’s very distracting when you guide a professional stylist. Let’s say if they listen, you will end up getting the result of something done in the bathroom, but if you don’t say anything you’ll be unhappy. So say something, but don’t guide.
Again, it’s a blessing and treat to let someone make you beautiful, so open your mind and get ready to look and feel beautiful.
– Marshall Lin
How to tie your hair without damaging it.
Many women like to tie their hair into a really tight ponytail for working out or while doing household chores.
While it may be the best for heavy lifting, it’s not the best option for your hair and scalp.
If you have your hair tied up a lot, the elasticity of your hair will slowly fade.
I understand, a ponytail is one of those must-haves/ must-dos in life, so here is how you can tie your hair up with less damage.
The Kitsch Hair Tie
- Pull your hair back as usual, then use the back of a tail comb or your finger and loosen any tension around your scalp.
- Use thicker hair ties like these from THE KITSCH . They put less tension on your hair.
The first step to taking a good selfie is finding the most flattering angles for your face. Most people look their best when they turn their faces slightly away from the camera rather than looking straight on. Also, holding the camera a little bit above your face creates a more alluring look.
Many of you have heard the phrase, “The camera adds five pounds”. Yet, you may not know that the camera also subtracts half of the amount of hair and makeup one wears. That’s right, contrast is your friend when you want to take a pretty picture so it’s a good idea to try wearing a little more make up than usual.
Extra volume in your hair also creates the perfect frame for your face. Try loose waves and highlights, which always deliver that extra oomph. Always check your final look on your camera, and not in your mirror, to get accurate feedback.
Lighting is the finishing touch. Natural sunlight is almost always the most flattering setting. Direct lighting that is evenly cast onto your face will highlight your best features and steer you away from unflattering shadows.
Your best angles, stronger hair and makeup, and the right lighting create the winning formula for your best selfie!
Bonus tip: Think about something you love when you take a selfie. Your happiness and joy will come through in the photo.
As winter approaches, your natural instinct is likely to color your hair darker.
But I don’t think so.
In the winter, most of us would already wear a lot of black, grey or solid colors. So think about this. If you’re wearing a lot of darker colors, and your hair is dark, you may look a little dull.
Model Mariana Macki/ Color by Rogerio Cavalcante/ Haircut by Marshall Lin
‘ I don’t believe women should change hair colors as season does. Otherwise what would happen with the beautiful Scandinavians Blondes in the winters! Go Darker!? Never! ‘ Star Colorist Rogerio Cavalcante from Maria Bonita Salon
Don’t be afraid to go lighter in the winter, since you won’t get a lot of sunlight reflection off your hair during the colder seasons.
Color by David Michaud
Color by Rogerio Cavalcante
‘ During the winter season, the sun casts a pretty white and grey light. Because of this , many people think that they have to change their hair color to be darker and warmer, but in fact the opposite is true, I recommend that, during the winter, blonds go to more of an ASHY/COOL blond- even ICY ‘ Celebrity Colorist David Michaud from Frederic Fekkai Soho
Here are some things to keep in mind when coloring your hair (these are tips that go beyond the winter season)
1) When looking for the best tone for your face, turn to your eyebrows, eye color and skin color, to find something complementary.
2) If your hair is already light, don’t be afraid to go platinum blonde or a cooler blonde.
3) Trust your hairstylist and colorist. Spend time to chat with them, so that you can make sure all of you are on the same page.