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.