Monday, July 30, 2012

The Knotty Girls: Hilda Quevedo

Hilda has been in the beauty business for more than 11 years. She has attended numerous hair shows and classes to keep her updated so that she can accomplish all her customers needs. Hilda feels the most important thing is making her clients feel like a friend. She wants them to feel good and confident so that when they leave the salon they leave happy with a smile.

Hilda started working in Napa, then moved to the Bay Area and is now living in Solano County in the beautiful city of Suisun. At Knotty Hair she has learned a lot about the trends for each new season. She loves cutting, coloring and styling  for all types of hair. She has experience with numerous product brands, such as Moroccanoil, Enjoy, TIGI, Paul Mitchell, Goldwell, Joico, Pureology, just to name a few.


Saturday, July 28, 2012

The Knotty Girls: Megan Soto

Megan has been in the industry for 7 years, starting her career in Sacramento. She is a certified colorist with Redken products. Megan continues her education by attending various classes and seminars, including Enjoy and Scruples.

Megan's true passion is the art of make-up and hair color where she specializes in make-up, color, corrective color and special occasion updos.

"I look forward to hearing from you soon!"

Thursday, July 26, 2012

The Knotty Girls: Emily Giangrasso

Emily Giangrasso is the owner of Knotty Hair Salon as well as a stylist. She started cutting hair at the age of 7...Barbie and Cabbage Patch Kids, of course. She continued to have a passion for the beauty business in to high school, although you would never know that if you saw her yearbook pictures. She finally attained her cosmetology license in 1996 soon after high school graduation.

Emily is certified with Joico, Tigi, Paul Mitchell, Pureology and Redken. She is also a "Curly Hair Expert" with Ouidad and trained under Yosh. Her goal over the next year is to advance her make-up career and specialize in making brides beautiful.

Emily is in the salon:

Wednesday 10:00am - 7:00pm
Thursday 10:00am - 7:00pm
Friday 10:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday 10:00am - 4:00pm

Drop in sometime and schedule an appointment with her or one of the 8 other talented stylist at Knotty Hair Salon.

Monday, July 23, 2012

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 change your hair this 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!

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Summer Olympic Swimmers Hair and Makeup Tips

The Olympics begin next week, and two members of the US synchronized swim team will be competing in London. After spending eight hours in the water every day, Mary Killman and Mariya Koroleva have become experts in caring for hair and skin crippled by chlorine. Learn their secrets for keeping rough hair and red, flaky "pool face" at bay — and discover the bizarre kitchen staple that keeps them looking and feeling good in the water.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Ouidad's 4 Minute Curls

Is It a Better Value to Buy a House That Is Older Than One That Is Newer?

Monday, July 16, 2012

10 Hair Care Myths And Facts Exposed

We've heard all the old wives' tales: brush your hair one hundred strokes every night before bed to make it thick and healthy! Cut your hair regularly to make it grow faster! In this article, we'll tell you which, if any, of these tales are true, and which ones are pure myth.
Myth #1: Frequent haircuts will make your hair grow faster.
Truth: Your hair grows at a rate of about half an inch each month, and cutting it doesn't change that. What is true is that frequent trims will get rid of split ends, so your hair looks nicer and doesn't break as easily, which can give the appearance of faster growth.
Myth #2: Stress can cause baldness.
Truth: Everyone normally loses an average of about 50-120 strands of hair each day. Extremely high levels of stress from major life changes like job loss or divorce can cause an increase in hair loss, as can other body chemistry changes like pregnancy or some antibiotics. But it's not permanent - once the stress is gone, the amount of hair fall will be back to normal and definitely, all lost hair will grow back.
Myth #3: You need to frequently change the shampoo you use for a healthier hair growth.
Truth: Hair doesn't build up a resistance to shampoo; it can't tell the difference. It's a bit like saying changing your laundry detergent on a regular basis will make your clothes cleaner. However, if your hair is very oily or if you use a lot of hair products to style your hair, then you should use a clarifying shampoo every couple of weeks to remove all the buildup (caused by the use of the various hairstyling products).
Myth #4: Plucking out grey hairs only makes more of them grow back.
Truth: Heredity determines how much grey you'll have. But refrain from pulling them out, as it can cause damage to the roots.
Myth #5: Cold water rinses will make hair shinier.
Truth: Rinsing your hair with cold water has no effect on your hair shine.
Myth #6: Dyeing your hair can damage it badly.
Truth: This was true in the past, but today's home and salon products are much gentler on your hair. In fact, most of them now contain conditioning agents that leave one's hair better than before dyeing!
Myth #7: Brush your hair 100 strokes every night to make it shiny and bright.
Truth: You should only brush your hair to style it or remove tangles. But be careful not to brush your hair too vigorously or too often, as it can cause breakages, as well as damage to your hair follicles.
Myth #8: There's no way to add volume to fine, flat hair.
Truth: All you need to do is to roll it up on large hot curlers to add extra body to very straight hair.
Myth #9: Shampooing should be "lather, rinse, and repeat."
Truth: Lather and rinse, yes. But unless hair is really dirty, there's no need for you to repeat the lather and rinse again.
Myth #10: Using the correct hair care products will mend split ends.
Truth: The only cure for split ends is a haircut.

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Friday, July 13, 2012

Vintage Hairstyle, Pinup Cinnamon Bun Hair Tutorial

Pinup beauty is one vintage look that never goes out of style. This season, a number of celebrities are turning back time and paying homage to retro vixens of the '40s, '50s, and '60s — so we couldn't miss out on trying this swirled hairstyle. Learn how to create a playful cinnamon roll look in today's hair tutorial.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

How to Use a Flat Iron

Regis celebrity stylist Kat Savano reveals how to get the most from this popular styling tool.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Monday, July 2, 2012