Thursday, June 30, 2011

How To Do A Top Braid

A top braid is essentially a French braid that begins at one ear, moves across the top of the head and ends at the other ear, resembling a headband of sorts. Try braiding a top braid for an elegant hairstyle with information from a professional hair stylist in this free video on hair care.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Summer Hair Care Is Easy With Moroccan Oil

No matter what anyone says, it is important to always look your best during the summer. Who knows if you're going to meet your soul mate or not--so your hair better be looking its best. There are a variety of different methods to accomplish this, some of them more interesting than others.

This can be easily accomplished with the help of Moroccan Oil Intense Gold Glimmer Shine spray. Able to protect from UV lights and act as a hairspray, Gold Glimmer Shine is a multipurpose spray. If you are interested in a no-frizz hairdo, then the Glimmer spray is the way to go.

Using Moroccan Oil Intense Gold Glimmer Shine spray is fairly easy. First, make sure that your hair is styled to your satisfaction, and totally dry. Next, hold the can around 9 to 10 inches from your head, evenly mist your hair lightly with the Gold Glimmer Shine. Another option would be to work into your hair using your hands instead.

When looking for a way to nourish your scalp, and seriously hydrate your hair, check out the Moroccan Oil Treatment. Used on a daily basis, you'll find that so many things happen for the better when you use the oil treatment. If you're looking for curly hair to stay tamer and frizz-free, the oil treatment can definitely help.

Does your hair need some serious help in terms of hydrating it because you've noticed that it just doesn't have that bounce to it anymore? Moroccan Oil Treatment will do wonders to solve that problem as well. Use it on damp hair, after you've gone through your typical shampooing and conditioning procedures, and style away!

Many people take shampooing their hair for granted, and don't realize that shampoos can damage their hair as well. Trying the Moroccan Oil Moisture Repair Shampoo is definitely worth the time. All sorts of ingredients such as avocado, rosemary, the protein keratin are all included in the Moisture Repair Shampoo. Keratin is the protein used to build your hair, and having that included in your shampoo is definitely worth it.

Taking care of your hair in the summer is difficult, but Moroccan Oil Moisture Repair Shampoo makes it seem easy. Use it as you would any other type of shampoo, and work it up into a good lather. Whether your hair has been treated by chemicals does not make a difference, the Repair Shampoo will still work as it should.

Adding in the use of Moroccan Oil Moisture Repair Conditioner is also a perfect idea. Many ingredients combined together, including proteins, amino acids, keratin and oils all do a great job of energizing your hair. That added vitality is shown in hair that is naturally healthy again, and no longer dry. Chemically treated hair even looks healthy.

Finally, for those who suffer from intensely dry hair, there is the Moroccan Oil Restorative Hair Mask. Filled with proteins, keratin, shea butter and oils the Restorative Hair Mask will work its way deep into the hair, giving it moisture that it didn't have before.

Truly, summer hair care is a breeze with the help of Moroccan Oil!

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Saturday, June 25, 2011

Hair Highlights Cover Gray With Class

For most women, the creeping advance of gray hair is a turning point. The conventional wisdom is that she has only two choices: either cover it up with a single color, usually one that recreates her natural color, or give in and let the gray have its way.

There's a third alternative that's gaining popularity, though, and that's highlighting. Hair highlights imitate the sun streaks that emerge in your hair after you've spent lots of healthy time in the outdoors. This coloring technique camouflages your gray by blending it with one or more applied colors. The effect is far more subtle than your could ever hope to achieve with a single-process color.

If you're thinking of using this option to cover up your grays, it's important to understand some terminology. Highlights are any color that's lighter than your current color, while lowlights are any color that's darker than your current shade. Common highlight colors are blonde, golden, and light auburn. Typical lowlight colors include deep auburn, chestnut, and red. You can use your natural color as your lowlight if you like.

When you ask your stylist to give you a highlight with the intention of covering up your grays, typically she (or he) will work with you to select one highlight color and one lowlight color. Then she'll carefully separate your hair into small sections at a time. Each section will get either an application of highlight, an application of lowlight, or no color at all. The section then gets sandwiched inside a folded square of foil to keep the different colors from running together. The process uses a lot of foil. If you have long or thick hair, a highlight will make you feel like a spaceship lady by the time all the color is applied!

Then it's time to sit in the processing area of your salon and thumb through a magazine while the color sets. This usually takes about 45 minutes, so come prepared to spend some time. Sip some filtered water or herbal tea and relax.

Finally you'll move over to the shampoo area and your colorist will remove all the foils, then shampoo your hair. If you have some spare time, this is a great opportunity to get a deep moisturizing hair treatment to protect the hair cuticle from dryness and damage. These treatments will leave your newly highlighted hair with a wonderful shine.

When your hair is dried and styled, you'll be amazed at the results of your highlight. You'll have a subtle hint of gray, but it will blend in with your highlight color so that it almost looks blonde. And you'll have streaks of your lowlight color that work together nicely with your gray and highlight. You'll love the shimmery effect of the three colors flowing together in harmony.

Although a highlight takes longer and costs more than single-process color, the blended effect means you won't get a pronounced line where your gray roots begin. This means far fewer trips to the salon for touching up. Most colorists recommend getting your hair re-highlighted every three months or so, depending on how long your style is, how fast your hair grows, and the colors you've chosen.

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Thursday, June 23, 2011

Ouidad How-To: The Two-Strand Twist

Looking for a new way to showcase your curls besides our rake & shake method? Try our two-strand twist!

Stop by Knotty Hair Salon to pick up all your Ouidad hair products!
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Monday, June 20, 2011

Fixing A Bad Hair Dye Day

Coloring your own hair might have saved you money but the result wasn't so good. Now you're regretting about your choice as you see your green hair for the first time. Don't worry. These are some of the ways that you can fix a bad dye job.

Relax. You have a small amount of time before the hair color fully sets if you used a semi-permanent hair dye. If you elect to use a semi-permanent hair color and don't like the results, it will wash out within two days (it can be washed out within a couple of days, even past the forty eight hours). Realize that the mistake can be fixed and keep reading.

Begin washing. If you wash your hair a few times, quite a bit of the color from a bad dye job will be removed. One way to remove dye from your hair is to use a clarifying or dandruff shampoo. Before rinsing out the shampoo you may want to wait a few minutes and allow it to sit on your hair. Doing this will help activate the properties in the shampoo that will strip color from your hair.

See your hairdresser. Those who used a permanent hair dye will not get good results from a clarifying or dandruff shampoo. There is a good chance that you won't already have the products at home that you need to fix a bad dye job. That is fine - just swallow your pride and go ahead and make a hair appointment. Explain what occurred, get a date schedule to come in asap, and don't look back. If you want to strip hair color out quickly check with your local salon since they usually carry an assortment of professional products designed specifically to remove unwanted color. You will seriously be able to see your hair color wash away after using these salon products.

Take the bad dye job and work with it. Working from home might be more pleasant than you thought. Think about all of the ways that you can manage the color. Have you considered using highlights to quiet down the appearance of hair dye that turned out too bold? If this is the case, try to get your hairstylist to apply some chunks of hair color to the bad dye job in order to lessen its harsh affect. Ladies, now is not the time to risk another bad dye job. If you need to fix a dye job, make sure you get help from a professional. You'll get a much better look and you don't even have to risk a bad dye job, guaranteed!

In addition to being one of the most economical ways to save money on beauty, dyeing your hair at home can also be challenging when it comes to picking the right color option. The messed up dye job could very easily force you to visit a salon. If you have any concerns, go for a professional job on your hair.

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Friday, June 17, 2011

How to Get A Great Hair Color & Keep It That Way

Getting a great hair color and keeping it that way requires bringing in a picture of the desired color and always purchasing a high-quality color preserving shampoo and conditioner. Maintain great colored hair with tips from a professional hair stylist in this free video on hair care.

Thinking of changing your hair color? Let the experts at  
Knotty Hair Salon help you find the perfect shade!
Our unique salon is filled with natural light, a positive energy and a creative styling team. Whether you desire a classic cut or swanky style we want our guests to leave the salon with a confident smile. We pride ourselves on our continuing education - sometimes traveling as far as New York to learn the freshest trends. We welcome the opportunity to earn your trust and treat you to a comfortable and enjoyable salon experience.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Things To Consider Before Making The Jump To Blonde

Changing hair color can be an instant pick me up. If you don't want to chop your locks, but want a big change, going blonde can be a great alternative. However, there are a few things to consider before going blonde. Here are a few:

How big of a change will it be for you? What is your natural hair color? Will it be a drastic change, as is the case with really dark shades? Or will it be a nice pick-me up for lighter shades of browns and reds? Realize how drastic your hair will change and come to grips with that before making a rash decision.

Are you willing to maintain your new hair color? Blonde hair color demands maintenance. Roots will need to be touched up every four to eight weeks, depending on how noticeable and dark the roots are. Is a new hair color within your budget range, or will have you a hard time keeping up with the maintenance requirement?

If you want to have great results, be prepared to go to a salon. Changing your hair drastically, such as going from a darker shade to a blonde shade, requires professional help. Trying to do it on your own, especially with no salon experience, is setting yourself up for disaster. Professionals have experience with this type of intricate art; so don't leave it up to a novice.

How light would you like to go? Do you know what shade of blonde you would like? Don't leave it up to the day you go in for your appointment. Bring in colored pictures to show to your colorist so they know the shade you are going for. Better yet, set up an appointment before you get your hair done to talk about the right shade for your skin coloring, and what the process will involve. That way, on the day you color your hair, you won't have to spend a large amount of time talking about what would work for your hair.

Know ahead of time the process that you will be required to make when going blonde. Do you want to add highlights? Do a single process? Or double process? This is important for you when scheduling an appointment so you can make sure you get the right amount of time you need for the hair treatment.

Are you ready to upgrade your hair supplies? Blonde hair, as mentioned above, requires more maintenance work. You will probably need to change your hair shampoo and conditioner to protect your hair from breakage and damage that comes along with bleaching hair. You will want to protect your new blonde hair with the right products.

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If you're thinking of going blonde come see the color experts at Knotty Hair Salon! Our unique salon is filled with natural light, a positive energy and a creative styling team. Whether you desire a classic cut or swanky style we want our guests to leave the salon with a confident smile. We pride ourselves on our continuing education - sometimes traveling as far as New York to learn the freshest trends. We welcome the opportunity to earn your trust and treat you to a comfortable and enjoyable salon experience.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Wavy Hair Advice : How To Get Slightly Wavy Hair

Slightly wavy hair is achieved using a few different products and a very specific technique. Get slightly wavy hair with help from an expert in the beauty industry in this free video clip.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Hair Color Ideas For The Summer

Summer is almost here and everyone is looking to lighten up their look. Summer wardrobes are often bright and airy, and many people spend a lot of their time at the pool. With tanner skin, or even with a sunless tan, different hair colors look better. This time of the year is the best time to debut a new look. Here are some hair color ideas to transition your hair from winter to summer easily.

The best way to give your hair a summertime glow is to get some highlights. Highlights are one of the greatest hair color ideas for summer because they really lighten up the hair without having to do the whole head, which is cheaper. Some face framing lighter streaks around the face and on top create a sun-kissed look. If you have blonde hair, try even lighter blonde highlights like champagne and platinum. For brown hair, lighten up with medium blond to light blond highlights. Honey or caramel-colored highlights also give a warm glow. For darker hair, medium brown or even red highlights can still give the same effect. Red hair also looks beautiful with blonde highlights.

The best summer hair color ideas for shades that are darker from deep, chocolate brown to jet black are to either lighten with highlights, or to brighten the shade two to three shades lighter than your winter color. For a deep, chocolate hue, lightening the base to a more medium-brown shade is like an instant face-brightener. Taking jet black to a slightly lighter brown can make a huge difference in giving you a sunny look.

Some other hair color ideas for summer are to go all the way blonde. The best time to try an all over blonde shade is when your skin has a golden hue; this will give you a sexy, summery look. Do not go too light though if your hair is already pretty dark. Choose a dark blonde hue and have a professional do the color for you. Always remember to consult a professional if you are going more than three shades lighter.

Summer is the time to try new hair colors and have fun with your look. Brighten up with highlights, lightening a couple shades, or going all over blonde. Choosing the right combination can be difficult, but when you get it right you'll be sure to be the talk of the town. Don't be afraid to make a change, it could be the start to a fabulous summer!

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If you'd like to get your hair ready for summer with highlights or just a lighter shade Knotty Hair Salon can help! Our stylists can get you the look you're searching for, or if you're unsure, we can help you find a summer color that will make you look sizzling!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

The Top 5 Summer Care Tips!

We all love the allure of summertime! Summer is a time for frolicking on the beach, enjoying the yard and attending outdoor events. But the downside of the summer sun is that it can wreak havoc on your hair. The hot rays of the sun can be just as strong as a hot blow dryer. Listed below are the "Top 5 summer hair care tips" to get you through those sunny days.

Tip 1-Condition More/Shampoo Less
Use a good moisturizing conditioner in the hot summer months. Try skipping several days in between shampoos because it is drying to your hair and robs it of its natural moisture. In between days, try using baby powder as a dry shampoo to keep hair looking good. Also, when you shampoo or rinse your hair, use lukewarm or cold water because the "hot shower" is damaging to your hair. Once a week, give yourself a good deep conditioning treatment. A good hair mask or oil treatment is a must or you can also try some home conditioning treatments that work well. If the ends of your hair are damaged, you can soak them in jojoba oil and wrap in plastic for overnight. When styling your hair, make sure to always use a leave in conditioner.

Tip 2- Minimal Styling Tool Usage/Reduction of Hair Products
Try to cut back on your use of blow dryers, curling irons, flat irons and any other "heat" producing hair appliances. A good way to start is to let your hair air dry instead of using a blow dryer. If you must use a blow dryer, make sure you have used a leave in conditioner and a heat protecting spray on your hair first. Try to opt for more natural styles, which require less use of a styling iron that can burn your hair. Cut back on hair products (mousses, gels, glossers) that contain alcohol that are very drying to your hair. Try to find hair products that are all-natural or contain no alcohol.

Tip 3- Sunscreen/Sun Protection
When going out into the glaring sun, wear a hat or scarf to protect your hair from sun damage. If you don't cover your head, spray a little sunscreen in your hair. Try using hair products that also offer sunscreen protection.

Tip 4- Keep it Trimmed
During the summer months, make sure you keep the ends trimmed to prevent further breakage. You can try opting for a shorter style in the summer months. If you must keep it long, condition well, protect it from the sun and keep the damaged ends trimmed.

Tip 5- Watch Out for Chlorine
Chlorine is extremely damaging on your hair. If you love to swim, make sure you wet your hair first before getting into the pool to help keep your hair from absorbing the chlorine. After swimming, make sure you shampoo with a clarifying shampoo to remove the chlorine residue in your hair. This is an important last step in the "Top 5 Summer Care Tips."

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Saturday, June 4, 2011

How to Fix Hair Problems : Fixing Oily Hair

How to fix oily hair; get professional tips and advice for doing your own hairstyling and fixing common hair problems in this free beauty video.

Expert: Amelia Smith
Bio: Amelia Smith has been styling all types of hair for about 10 years.
Filmmaker: Reel Media LLC

Friday, June 3, 2011

What Is The Best Shade of Red Hair For You?

Are you thinking about trying a new red hair color, but you are not sure exactly which shade would look best? That is understandable, there are many different shades of red hair coloring, and while some may look great on you, others may not be the best choice. It all depends on your skin coloring and tone. What looks great on a brunette with olive skin, may not suit the blond with fair skin and freckles. Don't worry though, there is something for everyone.

Real redheads typically have fair skin, freckles, and a tendency to sunburn rather than tan. That type of skin is usually considered to be fair skin coloring. Someone with fair skin will look best sporting a strawberry blond or a light copper hair style. Terra-cotta shades are also fine. However, any of the darker red shades such as the dark auburn and especially the outstanding violet shades will only cause your skin to look pale and washed out. Choosing the strawberry blonds or other suitable shades will bring out the delicacy and finer features of your skin, so choose those.

Even brunettes with fair skin coloring should stick to these lighter shades. Just remember, it all depends on your skin coloring, not your original hair coloring.

Those with medium skin tones may originally have blond hair or brunette hair, or on occasion dark brown hair. Again, hair color does not matter, it is all about skin tone. If you have medium skin tones you will still want to avoid the very outstanding violets, bright coppers and dark auburn. Instead, go for the red-browns and the light to medium auburn.

If you have dark or olive skin, then you can be bold and make a statement with the bright violet red hair color, or the dark auburn and burgundies. Instead, you would want to avoid the paler red colors, such as the strawberry blond red color or the light auburn or light coppers.

It can be difficult to choose exactly which shade will look the best, especially if you have never dyed your hair red before. One idea that many beauticians suggest is to have your hair streaked with the color you are thinking about going. That way, if it does not look as good as expected you only have a few streaks that will soon grow out. But, by the same reasoning, you should also be able to tell once the streaks are in place, if that is actually the color you were hoping for, and you can usually tell how well it would suit you.

If you are still undecided, a quick trip to the hairdresser where you ask for their opinion should help. They usually have a selection of magazines with different hair styles and colors that you could also look through.

It can be a big step to go from your original color to a shade of red hair color, but it is a lot of fun to suddenly become 'a redhead'!

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Thinking of going red? Let the experts at Knotty Hair Salon help you find the perfect shade!
Our unique salon is filled with natural light, a positive energy and a creative styling team. Whether you desire a classic cut or swanky style we want our guests to leave the salon with a confident smile. We pride ourselves on our continuing education - sometimes traveling as far as New York to learn the freshest trends. We welcome the opportunity to earn your trust and treat you to a comfortable and enjoyable salon experience.