Hello World:

Welcome to my blog. I hope that this week's post will provide you with enough information to make the cut into your blog roll, Facebook Share or Like, Tweet, E-mail, or if it really moves you, something over the top like connecting your computer to a big screen television and presenting my message to the world… OK, so I'll cut the jokes out and keep my job as a stylist. Basically, any form of spreading the word is appreciated if you get half as excited about the new trends in hair this month as I am. Here are the two that I'm most excited about.

Peek-a-Boo Highlights: You've seen it… a brunette with brassy blonde streaks or a redhead with highlighter-resembling marks, or even blonde gone wrong with bright white patches. Trust me, I'm not one to point it out, and thanks to this new technique, those looks have not happened in my chair. Case in point: shimmery highlights that don't risk that "highlighted" look are possible with this new technique. Staying away from the hairline, carefully placed color brightens and complements your current color without overpowering it. It's naturally beautiful, which is always better if you currently love your hair color and just want a little bit of a change or color boost. Kim Kardashian's hair in this picture is a good example of this technique. 

An oldie but a goodie, "ombré": We've been talking about it for while now,but when it first came out, it was natural's antithesis. Black on the top and blonde on the bottom, it was really that drastic. See this picture of Ashley Simpson, for example:

What has me excited about it now is that the trend has evolved into a sun-kissed look instead of grown-out-highlights style. I have given many brunettes a touch of the caramel blonde that they have wanted for years but been afraid to fully commit to. This is an opportunity for anyone who wants a gradual transition, and the moment it gets boring, there is no limit to the contrast that we can create from hairline to roots. 

My favorite example of this style is Mila Kunis:

I am looking forward to sharing the current trends in hair and other useful bits of information learned the hard way by me… and, hopefully, made into a fun, bi-weekly blog for you

Please feel free to leave me a comment, I'm looking forward to sharing the ever-changing trends with you.



Styling Tools


Babyliss Pro Nano Titanium Flat Iron


Rusk Speed Freak Hair Dryer

-gives high shine at 450 degrees 

-can be used for curling hair

-extreme power and force to keep down frizz
-very very high heat
-recommended for professional use only, because of high heat

Parlux 3200 Ceramic Hair Dryer


T3 Hair Dryer

-high power to keep down frizz
-high heat for shine
-lightweight and easy to work with
-medium heat
-very popular for home use

Babyliss  Pro Nano Titanium Conicurl Wand


Hot Tool 1 1/4" Curling Iron

-easy to use wand for natural looking curls
-high heat
  -most standard size for natural looking curls
-high heat, long lasting hold

Styling Products


Tigi Catwalk Sleek Mystique Blow Out Balm 


Paul Mitchell Fast Form Cream Gel

-Great for blow drying straight styles
-Helps maintrain frizz
-Good for dry hair 

-Great for blow drying styles with body 
-Good for frizz control
-Great product for lightweight hold for men's styling

Paul Mitchell Awapuhi Hydrocream Whip 


Paul Mitchell Tea Tree Shaping Cream

-Great for blow drying styles with body 
-Gives lightweight hold
-Moisturizes strands

-Great "not too sticky" hold for mens styling
-Not shiny
-Long lasting hold

Mixed Chicks Leave in Conditioner


Aquage Curl Defining Creme

-Moisturizes curls
-Gives lightweight hold 

-Moisturizes curls
-Gives lightweight hold 

Paul Mitchell Hot Off the Press


Kenra Platinum Finishing Spray 26

-Great for lightweight hairstyling
-Use before flat ironing the hair for heat protection, shine, and hold

-Extra Strong Hold, for after hairstyling 

Paul Mitchell Extra Body Firm Hairspray


Paul Mitchell Soft Spray

-Extra Strong Hold, for after hairstyling

-Light flexible hold, non aerosol
-High Shine

Paul Mitchell Gloss Drops



-Fights frizz
-Adds Shine
-Refreshes day-old hairstyles


Deep Conditioners – Hair Masks


Its a 10 Miracle Hair Mask


Matrix Ultra Deep Control Smoothing Masque

-Great for moisture, shine and repair
-Great for moisture, shine and repair
-Helps maintain frizz


Kerastase Nutri Thermique Mask


Schwarzkopf Bonacure

-Great for moisture, shine and repair
- For INTENSIVE repair of over chemically damaged hair


Moroccan Oil Restorative Hair Mask



-For INTENSIVE repair of over chemically damaged hair    


Shampoos And Conditioners


Derm Organic Shampoo and Conditioner 


Matrix Smoothing Shampoo and Conditioner

-Gives Lightweight Moisture
-Sulfate free, and sodium chloride free, SAFE for Brazilian Keratin Treated Hair
-Shampoo Lathers well
-Plant Derived Cleanser

-Gives moisture for dry and chemically treated hair
-Very Creamy,moisturizing conditioner
-Helps maintain frizz

Joico Moisture Recovery Shampoo and Conditoner 


Redken Real Control Shampoo and Conditioner

-Gives moisture for dry and chemically treated hair

-Gives moisture for dry and chemically treated hair
-Very Creamy,moisturizing conditioner

Schwarzkopf Bonacure Shampoo and Conditioner


Kerastase Bain Satin 2 Shampoo and Conditioner

-Great for very dry and chemically damaged hair
-Intensive repairing

-Gives moisture for dry and chemically treated hair
-Very Creamy,moisturizing conditioner

Malibu Scalp Wellness Shampoo and Conditioner


Malibu Making Water Well Shampoo and Conditioner

-Natural treatment for Psoriasis, Dandruff, and
  Eczema on the scalp
-Sulfate free, and sodium chloride free, SAFE for Brazilian Keratin Treated Hair
-Use in tandem with the weekly treatment packet

-Great for removing "green color" from blonde hair
-Removes chlorine and mineral buildup
-Sulfate free, and sodium chloride free, SAFE for Brazilian Keratin Treated Hair
-Use in tandem with the weekly treatment packet

It's A 10 Miracle Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner


Paul Mitchell Awapuhi Wild Ginger Moisturizing
Lather Shampoo and Conditioner

-Sulfate free , SAFE for Brazilian Keratin Treated hair
-Lathers well

-Sulfate free , SAFE for Brazilian Keratin Treated hair
-Lathers Well
-Gives creamy moisture

Sebastian Drench Shampoo and Conditioner



-Gives Moisture for dry hair
-Helps with frizz


Shrinkies Individual Hair Extensions 2

Shrinkies Hair Extensions


Shrinkies are plastic tubes that are lined with keratin protein. This method of thermal shrink tubing is what attaches individual hairextensions to your own hair. When heat is applied to the shrinkie, the plastic tube shrinks/ becomes smaller and fuses the extension and natural hair creating a bond. Also since the tubes are lined with a protein glue, there is no slippage. The plastic tubes come in clear so that they are most undetectable. This method requires the use of individual "I-Tip" hair extensions. These individual hair extensions are slid into the plastic shrinkies at the root of your hair, and heat is applied, securing the bond. This method lasts approximately 3 months.  

Shrinkies are a durable and long lasting hair extension method. Removal is simple. Simply reheat the bond, remove extension hair and shrinkie and clean any remaining keratin residue with an appropriate removal solution.


Brazilian Keratin Treatment


Looking for frizz-free hair? Whether you have full-out curly locks or straight hair with some unruly fly-aways, a Brazilian Keratin Treatment can be used on every hair type, whether natural or chemically enhanced. Don't worry if you've had other straightening treatments in the past, because the treatment is safe to use with every type of hair condition: from virgin hair, color-treated hair, Japanese Straightened hair, relaxed hair, permed hair, highlighted hair, and even the most difficult of gray hairs.

Do note that the results will last longer on ‘non-virgin’ hair. In other words, porous and damaged hair will hold the Brazilian Keratin Treatment best. Your Brazilian Keratin Treatment will last anywhere from two to four months depending on your hair type. Remember, aftercare is extremely important!

Other than waiting 72 hours to wash your hair after the treatment is completed, you need to have the right shampoo for maintenance. Be sure to use a Sulfate-free shampoo, as sulfates will remove the Keratin.

Ask Christine for recommendations, as she has her favorites and loves to share Brazilian Keratin Treatment maintenance tips.

The Skinny on Brazilian Keratin Treatment for Straight and Shiny Hair:

• Lasts 2-4 months. 
• Safe and effective on all types of hair. 
• Lasts the longest on non-virgin, or treated/porous hair. 
• Be sure to wait 72 hours before washing your hair. 
• Always wash with Sulfate-free shampoo.


Sewn In Wefts-Tracks

Sewn In Wefts-Tracks

This method of extensions involves sewing a track of hair onto a horizontal base created at the scalp.  This base can be either a braid, or a mricrolinks/beads base.  Using a resilient stitching thread, the weft/track of hair is sewn onto the base.  This method allows for a large amount of hair to be installed and gives a fuller more voluminous effect.  The tracks are done in the middle of your head and  underneath your hairline so you can't see them.  A full head of extensions is usually about 3-5 tracks. This method takes about 1-3hours to apply. The hair can be removed and reused when needed. 

Microlinks Hair Extensions:

Microlinks Hair Extensions

Microlinks Hair Extensions:

Micro links Hair extensions are individual strand by strand hair extensions that are attached onto the hair using a matching in color metal bead. This metal bead is usually lined with a plastic layer of silicone, that protects your hair from the possibility of breakage from the metal bead. The silicone also acts as a rubber grip to help keep the bead and hair extension in place, and minimize slippage.  The hair used for this method is "I tip" hair.  When installing, the I tip hair and a small bunch of natural hair  is placed inside the metal bead and then closed shut using a special hair extensions tool.  This method is the safest and most popular  method for hair extensions.