Beach Waves are a classic look. They are always in style and they channel the ultimate undone, effortless, sexy vibe! This blog will teach you how to achieve the Beach Waves of your dreams at home.
First things first, make sure you have the right products on hand. Beach Waves are all about texture, so that is what we are going to be looking for in a product. Our go-to faves are in the Kevin Murphy Collection:
The Kevin Murphy Hair Resort products utilize natural ingredients to boost effectiveness and nourishment. Honey is used for added hold, while citrus & tangerine are used for nourishment plus UV protection.
Now let's get down to business…
We are going to go over two great ways for creating gorgeous Beach Waves: Braids and Hot Tools
BY AILESH ABRAMS
I firmly believe that facials are a top-tier service. The treatment includes healing and soothing and relaxing – and you leave feeling more beautiful and recharged than ever. Have you been seeing our recent posts and wondering what all the hype about these Salon Society Custom Facials is about? What is a custom facial? What is custom about it? Is a custom facial worth it?
Wonder no longer!! I went and got one so I could spill all the deets in this blog – and let me tell you, a Custom Facial is everything.
Let's break it down: What happens during one of these custom facial treatments?
So we all know that hair masks are great and that they are SO beneficial for our hair… but how am I supposed to be using them? Is this like an everyday thing? Is this a one size fits all? Wait, was I supposed to put conditioner in after I rinsed it out? WAS I SUPPOSED TO RINSE IT OUT???
How often should you use a hair mask?
Does a hair mask replace conditioner?
Hey friends! It is summer and that means sunshine, great weather, and pools!! Unfortunately, while hanging in the pool all day is great for having a good time, it is not great for our hair. Hair that is exposed to the chemicals in pools or all that salt in the ocean can become dry, damaged, and even discoloured. This is known as Swimmer’s Hair.
How it works…
There are a number of chemicals found in pools that cause damage to hair including bromine, chlorine, salt, and copper. When our hair comes into contact with these chemicals they can break down the keratin protein bonds, resulting in visibly damaged hair. Additionally, swimming in the ocean exposes your hair to all that sea salt; salt strips hair of its oils, causing it to dry out and subsequently become damaged. Copper, surprisingly, is one of the most damaging water additives and it is often used to prevent algae and microorganisms from growing in pools!
We are very excited that we are now offering Sugaring & Waxing at Salon Society – but how do they work, and what’s the difference? Let's find out!
Waxing and sugaring differ mainly in the mixtures' ingredients. The sugaring process is also done at room temperature, while waxing tends to be hot, thus the term 'hot wax'.
And that’s all there is to it - the rest comes down to preference!
New to Salon Society: OxyGeneo Facials
OK, FIRST THINGS FIRST: WHAT IS AN OXYGENEO FACIAL?
The OxyGeneo is an innovative facial that delivers 3 skin renewing anti-aging treatments simultaneously: exfoliation, infusion, and oxygenation. This combination improves skin tone, evens texture and nourishes the complexion giving a balanced healthy glow. Tiny carbon dioxide bubbles are produced and burst on the surface of the skin triggering the body’s natural response to flood the area with oxygen-rich blood, healing skin from within. This results in maximum absorption of active nutrients that are applied to the face.
BREAK IT DOWN : BOOKING OPTIONS
We also offer a complimentary skin consultation if you have any questions. Book yourself some self-care now!
So you’ve heard Salon Society is now selling Oribe hair products - amazing! But… where to start? It all looks beautiful and luxurious but there are so many options to choose from!
Oribe is a specialty, high-performance, dermatologist-tested brand. It is also paraben, sulphate, and gluten-free, colour and keratin treatment safe, and vegetarian - proudly approved by PETA. Even the proteins are vegetable-derived! Every product smells AMAZING because one of the largest parts of Oribe’s brand DNA is its signature fragrance.
Let’s give you a breakdown of the curated ranges Oribe has to offer:
This line is intended for anyone and everyone, of all hair types. It has a large range of products of all varieties that silken and detangle hair while helping to repair and protect against everyday aggressors.
*Contains Macadamia Nut Extract - could affect nut allergies
All of the product families work in harmony with each other - so if you have unique hair concerns, try matching a shampoo from one family with the conditioner from another - then throw in whatever styling products sound like they would work for you! Our stylists can also help you pick out a regime that works for whatever your hair needs are.
Stay tuned for further breakdowns of each product line with details about the products available from each collection!
BY AILESH ABRAMS
OK, so your stylist has converted you using amazing salon-quality products and you can now navigate that drugstore aisle like a pro:
“Not today, Head & Shoulders!”
“Box dye? No beuno.”
…but wait a minute, is that *insert fancy product name* being sold in my local drugstore?!?
We get it, it’s confusing. But, as with many things, luxury salon brands available at a drugstore is too good to be true. BUT I'M SEEING IT WITH MY OWN EYES – how?
This question has an answer that can be summed up in one word: DIVERGENCE.
Before going forwards, let's take a step back to the behind-the-scenes of salon retail. As a salon, when we decide to bring in a new luxury product line, we need to apply for the right to do so – and they can say no!
For example, when Salon Society wanted to partner with Oribe, we needed to communicate with the Oribe brand reps to be sure that we would be a good fit! These luxury brands want to be sure that the salons that carry their products are able to properly use, educate, sell, and represent the brand as an ambassador.
As you can imagine, these types of brands also commit to not selling their products to drugstores/major retailers. Additionally, many of these brands invest time and money into the prevention and interruption of unauthorized sales to avoid unhappy customers or damage to their brand. When you find luxury brands on Amazon or in Walmart, what is actually being sold is a diverted product.
So that’s the nitty-gritty of it – when you find these diverted products you are really rolling the dice on whether or not you are getting what you’re paying for!
Are you tired of your colour fading?? Well, we have great news for you!
Kevin Murphy - one of our absolute fave brands - has launched a NEW and VERY EXCITING line of products specifically designed to keep your colour looking fresh longer…
The focus of the Everlasting Colour line is to preserve and strengthen coloured hair. This is accomplished through the use of pH-balancing technologies to ensure your colour will not fade as a result of minerals, sun exposure, or hard water! The key to obtaining Everlasting Colour is in the formula, top-notch ingredients work to combat environmental stressors that fade colour:
Beyond the incredible natural ingredients, Kevin Murphy Everlasting Colour features a careful formulation of unique systems and compounds:
The new Everlasting Colour line features a shampoo, conditioner, leave-in spray, and a set of nourishing treatment shots.
And with that, we are ready to rock! It is time to jump into a regime that works for you and your colour.
Still have questions? Post them in the comments below!
Purple shampoo, it's basically every Blonde's best friend, right?
Yes! …but also no. Let’s talk about purple shampoo.
Luckily, it is easy to avoid causing damage with purple shampoo – you just have to remember a few guidelines:
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