Friday, December 14, 2012

Hair Accessory Gift Ideas

  ...For the hair lover in your life. Or maybe it's you. ;)  I always find my self buying one gift for myself for every gift I buy someone. Doesn't everyone do that?

1. Head Rush Gift Basket

Find these at the salon from small baskets to large baskets. We can even customize the basket to your favorite hair products and include some of fun things like nail polish, a gift card to the salon and hair brushes.

2. Emi-Jay Hair Ties (Available at Nordstrom)

These are amazing and a great stocking stuffer idea. Not only are they colorful and fun to wear, they are made out of a soft material that prevents the dents you would normally get with an elastic ponytail holder. Bonus points: they don't snap when you tie up your hair!

3. Kerastase Gift Set

Another great basket available at Head Rush. Actually it's a box set. We have two choices to pick from, the Chroma Captive Set and the Christalliste set. The Christalliste line works great for women with long hair and the Chroma Captive line is great to protect your color. See any stylist if you have any questions on our products.

4. Head Bands

So many choices on where to get these (and some really cute ones this year). I love that anyone can rock a headband, short hair to long hair and it's great on days you want you hair out of your face. The above are from Anthropologie.

5. Jane Tran Multi Plaid Pony Box (Avalable at Dan's in Great Neck or Bergdorf Goodman)

These are like next level pony tail holders. Who knew they could be this cool?! Not only does Jane Tran have awesome ponytail holders, ALL of her hair accessories are adorable so I suggest checking out the entire website for yourself here.

Happy Hair = Happy Holidays!!


Head Rush PR Girl

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

2012 Winter Makeup Trends

Sick of wearing the same makeup day in and day out? Here are some of this winter's hottest trends!  Give them a shot, why not!

Everyone feels a little pale this time of year (I know I certainly do), but it's okay to do without tons of blush and bronzer! Having pale or more natural looking skin was one of this  years hottest trends on the runways. Instead of putting bronzer all over use it as a tool for contouring, along your hairline and right beneath the cheek bones. This will keep that natural look but still define your facial features. And my  new favorite makeup secret is a product called FreshFace Glow by Fresh. (It is amazing.) I use it after my moisturizer and primer, it gives your skin a beautiful glow you don;t need anything else!

Another fun trend you might like to try is the multi-colored smokey eye. Instead of using dark colors like grey, black and navy blue try the smokey eye with brighter jewel toned colors. Of course the color of your eye is something you factor in when choosing your shadow colors but if your eyes and face can handle it, try this with a purple and gold or a brighter blue and pale orange. 

Liner is so important now as it always was.  Except this time if you want to make it stand out a bit more, go for it, because the cat eye is what's hot now! So when you're putting on your liner in the morning why not make it a little thicker towards the outer corner of your eye and kick it up! It'll make your eyes stand out and give them a little extra pop! This can not always be the easiest to do so I recommend using an eyeliner brush and gel or creme liner, Mac and Bobbi Brown both make great ones!

So we all know everyone is obsessed with vampires these days and now the new trend is to have vampire lips! Dark reds, burgundy, win
e and deep purple lips are all the craze right now! This can be a little scary for some people who never wear dark lip colors but if you want to try it find a color you like and if it feels too dark put a lighter shade of lipstick or gloss over it.  It will still give you that darkness but won't be too dramatic. Also, don't forget to line your lips! This is so important to giving them a finished look and nice shape, it also helps the lipstick stay longer.

And finally one more of this winter's hot trends and my personal favorite, bold eyebrows.  This year on the runway many designers featured models with extravagant eyebrows and by that I mean rhinestones, jewels and gold and silver flakes all over their eyebrows! As this might be a little too much for everyday wear you might want to try just filling in your eyebrows. For me personally, I have not been grooming them as much as I normally would, I am letting them grow and just cleaning them up with the tweezers.  For filling in eyebrows I always use a slanted brush and an eyeshadow or brow shadow that is a tad lighter than my real eyebrow color. Using a brush and shadow is much easier and more natural looking than using a pencil.  By doing this you are able to give your eyebrows that perfect shape that maybe you don't naturally have and I'm telling you bolder eyebrows gives you a such a nice look and makes all your features stand out even more.

Try one or try them all, but whatever you do don't be afraid to do something different with your look! And remember it's makeup so if you don't like what you did, take it off and try it again!


Saturday, December 1, 2012

Holiday Boutique Kicks Off Today

Holiday mode is in full swing and this weekend we kick off the first weekend of our first ever Holiday Boutique. Every Saturday this month (except the 22nd) we'll feature an array of local vendors for you to shop while you wait to get your hair done. Multi-tasking is a wonderful thing.

This week we have our very own talented Andrea selling her hand knit headbands. There are no words to describe the detail and hard work she put in to these headbands. She even hand painted  the boxes that the headbands are packaged in! Oh and make sure to check out the matching headbands on the boxes and the headbands itself.

Lisa is here from Stella and Dot Jewelry. You know the name, gorgeous pieces. If you don't know it, check out a preview of the line by clicking  here.

Lastly this week check out Melina's Bowtique. (Love that name.)  Hello adorable!! The cutest accessories for the little cutie in your life seeling items like couture headbands, bloomers and leg warmers.  To get a preview of her products check out here Facebook page here.

Happy December everyone and happy shopping!!

-Head Rush PR girl

Friday, November 16, 2012

Trend: Burgundy Hair

Hello Fall trend. And yes we have wrote about this before, but it's so huge it deserved it's own blog post. It's like the new black this season for both men and women, from clothing to accessories to hair. It's a bold move but boy this color is super hot! I'm obsessed. If you're looking for a new look this season, go for the bold.

If you're not convinced, here are some looks to persuade you:

For Long Hair

Hello sexy!
Celebs rockin' this look.

Great with Bangs

Convinced?!!  Happy Fall.


-Head Rush PR Girl

Friday, October 26, 2012

5 Halloween Ideas For Red Heads

With Halloween just days away, no "Frankenstorm" is going to ruin our fun.

If you're a red head, who needs a wig when you've got you're own lovely locks!  Move over blondes. Here are 5 Halloween costume ideas to get you inspired.

1. ARIEL (The Little Mermaid)

This look works great if you have long hair. The most important part of this look is to get the swooped bangs. Oh and don't forget a flower in your hair!

2. JESSICA RABBIT (Who Framed Roger Rabbit)

Another great look if you have long hair. This one is all about confidence and sexy. Come to the salon for a blowout and ask for the bouncy look. 

3. POISON IVY (Batman and Robin)

Oh wait. Another look for long hair. See the pic above. How do you get those hair horn's? 2 buns. Simple as that. If you can't get it perfect, again, come to the salon, we can help take your costume to the next level. 


I'm thinking this is perfect for a little girl. Can you see the cuteness?  Curl the hair all over and don't forget the signature hat!


This look is really the high bun that's in fashion this season. Just make sure to sweep that bang, yell "Yabba Dabba Do" and you're off to celebrate Halloween!!

-Head Rush PR Girl

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

I'm 55 Years Old in the "20s Zone"

As the Head  Rush staff strolls in or should I say bops in, (I don't think you stroll at 20) not a pillow embedded on their fresh cheeks and puffy eyes from a restless night sleep. I never know whether I want to embrace them or shoot them.

I don't remember being in my twenties. I mean really remember. Was I emotional? Did I have aches and pains? Did I really wear my hair like Farrah Fawcett? Ugh. By the way for anyone in the 20 zone, she was one of the original Charlie's Angels.

So what do we have in common?

There is one wonderful thing that transcends through generations.....FOOD!! These men and women at Head Rush are not your finger lickin' KFC eating group. They love good food. And I love good food. Voila!! Common ground. Foodies, we can relate effortlessly through pasta, sauces, cakes, cookies, whatever makes us happy, even though my taste buds are thirty years older. (Do taste buds wrinkle?)

I love to bring in cake or cookies and hear "That's what I'm talking about.". Eat your heart out Emeril I have my Head Rush foodies! We offer these treats to our clients whenever possible. Is there anything better than having your hair washed and your scalp massaged while eating a cookie? In Europe happy hour connotes an espresso and a piece of cake Maybe they know something we don't. Or is it that I'm 55 in a 20 zone again. Either way, I'll take the cookie!

They say that youth is wasted on the young. I say it's youth that keeps us feeling young. Would I ever go back to being twenty? For me, not on your life. I appreciate the enthusiasm, energy, drive to get where I already am. 55 in a 20 zone.

This past week we had a seminar from 6:30-8:30pm with dinner to follow. My first thought was "I have to wake up early for work on Tuesday.". My second thought was "The debate is on.". I'm sure that neither of those issues went through anyone else's mind. 55 in a 20 zone. So did I go? I don't sleep anyway, and between Obama and Romney the only clear winner is me.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Halston's Hair Tips For Fall

Why limit fashion to just our wardrobes? When we hear "fashion" we immediately associate it with our shoes, cocktail dresses and weekend get-ups, but we always overlook the most simple way to keep up with the trends...HAIR!

This Fall, fashion designers have created the ultimate style combinations mixing bold, psychedelic colors from the 60s and 90s with the bitch'n patterns of the 70s and 80s. These options give us a lot to work with when it comes to hair. Here are just a few styling options to jazz up your winter pre-holiday fashions.

From the simplicity of your bold tonal colors to color blocking your everyday wear, replace that sleek blow out with something more fit for your new look. Opt instead for a bouncy blowout with that extra 80s volume. Put the flatiron back in your bathroom drawer and break out the curling iron to freshen up your everyday blowout. Adding curls elevate your overalls look o the next level. Sophistication with a little twist.

Glam it up with color! Take the summers bursts of colors and neutralize them. Step away from your usual earth tones and incorporate some textural color patterns. Infuse your wardrobe with geometrical patterns and shapes.

You may ask how can this be implemented onto hair? That's an easy answer. The cut and color of your hair can translate to be the compliment you need to complete your fashion forward look. By adding round layers with sharp angle you can add that chic edge to your hair shape.

This season burgundy is the new black and for your hair this means change is good and much needed. Spice up your color with a few highlights around your face or if you are feeling a little more bold try adding a panel of color in your bang or your side part. Steer away from warm browns and reds, cool it down with ash browns and violet based reds which add depth and transition your locks to fit the season. Cool down from a "Beverly Hills" golden blonde to an "Aspen" ash blonde. Try adding a few lowlights to add depth and contrast to your blonde, as the summer sun has robbed most of you of your dimension.

Revolutionize the way you look! Looking your best is a 24/7 job and don't forget your stylist is always here to help!


Wednesday, October 10, 2012

2012 Fall Hair Trends

This Fall is all about modern bangs and shiny sleek ponytails. For hair accessories, the jeweled hair band and barrettes will be hot this season. (As seen at the Dolce and Gabbana show from New York Fashion Week.) Hair accessories are certainly having their moment in the spotlight.


To get bangs or not to get bangs? Isn't that always the big hairstyle question? Bangs (also known as the fringe) are the ultimate hair accessory this season. Bangs can add an instant cool factor to your look, dramatize your eyes and even make you look younger.  Bangs vary from a long angular, side swept fringe (best for a round face shape) to a hairline full blunt fringe (best for a square face shape). Find the right fringe or you and remember cutting bangs yourself is NEVER a good idea so leave it to your stylist.

When styling, start drying bangs first using the nozzle attachment on your blow dryer. To get the perfect style direct the airflow straight down to the root. Use a vent brush and brush the bangs side to side to keep them sleek.


As Seen at Jason Wu New York Fashion Week Runway Show Fall 2012. Ponytails have always been the quick and easy hairstyle for anyone with medium to long hair. In the past, if you didn't want to shampoo your hair or if you didn't want to curl your hair or if you got up late and didn't have time to do your hair, you would just throw it up in a ponytail and it was controlled for the day. Now the ponytail is a trendy style itself, whether high or low. (Just not the gym wearing ponytail!)

Ponytails are classic and stylishly fashionable. The vibrant look and bounce brings liveliness to your hairdo keeping the hair safe from wear and tear. You can team it up with bangs and hair bands to make it look more attractive and appealing. Curls and waves also dress up the style factor. Ponytails are worn to school, to the office, to the prom, to parties and are even seen on the Red Carpet.

When styling, prep your hair with light serum to add shine. Pull the hair back using a flat brush to get hair smooth. Than secure with a band. Take a half inch wide piece of hair from the bottom of the ponytail and wrap it around the band, secure with a bobby pin (this will cover the band). Use a lightweight hairspray and spray lightly, this will smooth down the surface and prevent those bumps, spray hairspray onto a small bristle brush and run it over the surface of your ponytail (to get rid of flyaways).

So your closet isn't the only thing in need of an update this Fall. As the nights get cooler and the days shorten, our sense of style will change to and so should will your hairstyles.


Friday, October 5, 2012

Five Fun Things Friday From the Head Rush PR Girl

You've made it my friend. Hello weekend.

Just a reminder that we will be open Sundays starting this weekend.

And the five fun things of the week in the world of Head Rush:


If you've been to the salon you will see displayed the article (page 87) about salon pro blowouts with a great interview on co-owners Erica and Christine.

Click here for the link to the article.



Do you have color?

This is a great product for in between shampooing to protect your color:

Kerastase Paris Chroma Sensitive Cleansing Balm

Colorist Otto raves this is a must have in your shower. The shampoo cleans without fading your gorgeous color.

See a stylist for more info on your next visit to Head Rush!


I hope you are part of the Pinterest world. If you're not, I must warn you, you will waste hours upon hours pinning away. Find great ideas on Pinterest for your hair, fashion, food and every day living.

Follow our boards here.

This is our latest pin:

While we don't expect you to be coming in to request this particular look, it is fun to look at. (Or maybe an idea for Halloween!)


Nick is the newest member of Head Rush. He is currently available on Sunday's only for men style's and HOT SHAVES!

Nick will be styling men for $40 and hot shaves for $30.

Package Deal: Style and Hot Shave for $60. ($10 off.)

He has styled for:

-GQ magazine
-Blind Barber (NYC)
-HBO's Boardwalk Empire
-Vegas Hair Shows

Have a great week!!



Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Returning To Work Soon After Giving Birth

July 18, 2012 was the craziest but best day of my life. It's the day my husband and I met out baby girl, Mila. She was 8lbs, 3oz, 21 inches of deliciousness. I couldn't believe what we had created and how beautiful she is. It almost felt unreal that she was ours.

The day we took her home, I walked in the house and had this feeling of, "OK, what do I do now?" That feeling quickly left me and I jumped right into a routine with her. I have to say that being a mother turned out to be a little harder that I thought. I never realized how much of my life would change. Just the little things like running to the store, getting my nails done aren't as easy to do, and to get out of the house feels like an eternity. But I wouldn't change a thing.

I always thought I would be one of those mothers that would never want to leave their child to go back to work, boy was I mistaken. As much as I love my daughter and love being with her, I started feeling like I was losing myself and my mind. I waited until the baby was four weeks old and I realized that I needed to go back to work...for my sanity. I started working three days a week. Thank god for my amazing family that have taken turns each day to take Mila, which made me feel so at ease to leave her.

I felt like a terrible mother for wanting to go back to work so soon. Before long I realized that going back to work was the best thing I could have done. I started feeling like a person again, just getting up and getting ready, leaving the house and having normal conversations with adults was amazing. If anything I felt like it made me a better mother. Being away from her made me miss her and want to be with her that much more.

It's amazing how much love Mila brought to our family, and how much closer it brought all of us. Having a baby changes your life but definitely for the better. I couldn't imagine my life without her.



Monday, September 24, 2012

Hair Myths And How To Achieve Beautiful Hair

I'm sure at some point in every person's hair history someone has given out bad hair advice or has heard a myth or two pertaining to your lovely locks. For example, how the more often you get haircuts, the faster your hair will grow. One of my personal favorites is when people use the term "my hair feels dead". If your hair feels dead, that's because it is. Another big one is how keratin is harmful to the client receiving the service, when in fact it's the stylist performing the treatment who should be wearing a mask. The list could go on and on. However, the biggest myth of them is is that "beauty school is easy". Trust me, anyone who has been to or graduated from Cosmetology school will sincerely beg to differ.

If there is one thing I've learned since I began Cosmo school four months ago it's that school is far from easy. When you attend school you're not only learning about hair cutting and color, but you're also studying nails, skin care, make-up, scalp treatments, business, anatomy, biology, chemistry, electricity and that's just to name a few! The truth is, licensed beauticians are more or less like hair doctors. We are trained to the tee to be able to assess a client's hair, have them express their concerns, and find a solution to accommodate their wants and needs while keeping their hair and scalp as healthy as possible. It's our job and responsibility to provide you with the best knowledge in hair care.....not your neighbors. I mean you wouldn't see a podiatrist for a toothache.

Having a hair check-up is pertinent in the health of your hair and scalp, so why would you want to skip a doctor's appointment? The point is everyone cares about their hair, so naturally you want the best for it. Count on the licensed professionals to point you in the right direction. See your stylist at least once every two weeks to discuss how your hair is changing and what you can to keep up with it as best you can.

Think of the salon as your emergency hair hotline and help us, help you, help your hair.

Always stay  beautiful!


Friday, September 21, 2012

Five Fun Things Friday From the Head Rush PR Girl

Happy Friday everyone!! Hope you're enjoying the last day of sunmer. (Sigh.) I love the Fall, but I love the Summer even more and I'm not ready for the season change.

But with Fall comes lots of changes. From pumpkins to football to Halloween fun. Here at the salon we have a little change ourselves, we will now be open on SUNDAYS. Let me tell you more about that with the "Five Fun Things of the Week".


And back with a bang. Starting October 7th and we've got some amazing deals for you to end the weekend off right. Get $25 blowouts with Tina and Mike. Blow out the hair Sunday = more "you" time Monday morning. 

Color services, all of them 50% off with Halston. Take advantage of this deal! And Halston does great work. 

We will be open Sundays from 11am-5pm.


And Christine Bonti is kinda obsessed with them these days.  Check out her latest style.

See any stylist for an assortment of braid styles. Plus, if you see something you like, bring the picture with you.


Finally. Lots of people were asking for one to come back, we found the right girl. 

Meet our newest addition, Chrissy. We already have her keeping busy.

Book your appointment with Chrissy today. 


Just kidding. Well than never know these days. 

It was however seen yesterday on the red carpet by former 90210 star Jenny Garth. 

Hope you saved your crimper!!  ;)


Just because it's getting colder doesn't mean to crank the heat to the max. Not only does it dry out your skin, it has the same effect to your scalp. Hot water strips the natural oils from your scalp. Go for lukewarm for healthy locks. 


Head Rush PR Girl

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Hair Box Dye Gone Bad

All artists start with a black canvas. As a colorist, my canvas is never blank. This poses a challenge, which is expected and welcomed.

One of my most difficult tests is when someone tries to save money and time by using a box color at home. Can you ever imagine?

I had someone about a week ago who wanted to try something different. Other than the brunette color she was having done at the salon, she wanted red. She went to a local pharmacy, bought a red-brown box color, and applied to her hair everywhere. The problem, the color on the ends did not change despite the red color on her roots. Now her half hour appointment has become a five and a half hour color correction. $250 later, she was walking out with an intense, luxurious, rich red color.

Quick Fact: There is no need to follow the directions on the box color to get the results we all see in advertisements or on the box itself.

This is your classic case of "box dye gone bad". Save your time, money and piece of mind. See a licensed professional for the results you love to expect.


Thursday, September 6, 2012

Head Rush Summer Recap

Hey guys! I'm so stoked about what's to come for Head Rush this Fall! But first let's recap our amazing summer!

We started our summer with a big bang opening the East Hills location.

We raised over $12,000 for the St. Baldrick's Foundation. 

We participated in 30 at FOUR again this summer. 

Most importantly, I learned so many new techniques and styles at the Redken Exchange Academy in August. The class was taught by the best in the industry: Jayson Morgan, Hugo Urias and Adina Doss. Oh and let me not forget SAM VILLA who is an amazing educator with more than 30 years experience in the industry. So expect lots of funky styles, braids and high buns So let's have fun this Fall and try some new things.



Friday, August 31, 2012

A Note From Erica and Christine....

As summer comes to an end, we would like to take the time to thank our clients, old and new.

Although at times it can be crazy, having a passion as strong as we do for our career turns the crazy into good. Thanks to our dedicated and growing staff (that we consider family), we have been able to make this move into our new home a wonderful experience for us and for all of you! We couldn't be happier! This summer has been amazing and we know it is only the beginning of what's to come.

So get ready to "Fall" into your new look this upcoming season with lots of special events and promotions, including new product launches and blowout memberships!

We are continually trying to make this experience the best that it can possibly be. Keep the feedback coming, we love it! We always look forward to hearing from you!

Here's to the end of summer, back to school and amazing things coming your way at Head Rush!


Erica and Christine

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Our New Home

Isn't it beautiful?! We are soooooo excited!!


We will let you know when we officially move in........

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

The Move is Coming...

We really wanted to keep it a secret but that didn't work out too well.

Yes we are moving to a new location!!

We've had a wonderful run at our Williston Park location but East Hills will soon be our new home. More details to come on that in the upcoming weeks plus pictures on the creation of the new location. Owner's Erica and Christine have been working crazy hours for the past month to get this new salon ready and we can't wait to show you!

In the meantime, we are selling a lot of our current furniture.  If you are interested please call the salon (516) 280-5797.

The following items are for sale: