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.