Treat Yo Self (And Your Hair!)

The leaves transition to fiery hues, the morning breeze turns crisp, football stadiums fill on Friday nights, and pumpkin spice (lattes) fills the air.

Love the spice or hate it, your hair is ready for the cooler temperatures, too!
Summer is a glorious time for shimmering highlights, beachy waves, and tons of gritty texture. As we move into fall, your hair needs some extra effort to recover from the time outside and all the damage the sun caused.

That’s why this month’s Product of the Month is Kerastasé Nutritive Masquintense.

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This high-end mask for your hair comes in two forms, one for thicker hair and one for finer hair, providing the right amount of moisture for the right type of hair. Deeply infusing the hair with nourishment, it keeps the hair healthy and even fights against dryness in the future.

Winner of the 2016 Brides Beauty Guide, Nutritive Masquintense should be applied after shampooing, concentrating on the mids to ends of the hair. Letting it sit on the hair for 10 minutes would be ideal. You can even towel-dry your hair, apply the mask, wrap it in a warm towel, and let it sit!

Take a few minutes to treat yo self!

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Remember, the discount for Product of the Month is 20%, so this is a great time to take advantage of adding this to your monthy regimen! Use twice a month at most and you will find this worthwhile investment will also last you several months, getting you through the winter!
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Fake That Blowout!

There is nothing like walking out of the salon really feeling yourself.

Your hair is fresh, stylish, and full of life. There is a strut that accompanies a woman knowing she looks stunning and when you open that door to enter the world after seeing your stylist at Greenroom, you have that strut.

Every client wants to know how to make that hair happen at home. How, exactly, can you get a good blow out style without having eight arms?!?

Velcro rollers.

Yep, just like grandma used to have. Velcro rollers are easy to use and allow your hair to set in a voluminous state to preserve the body and style for the long-haul! It’s much easier than you think!

Today, Alex shows us exactly how to do that.

Start by applying good foundational products to the hair. Alex chose R+Co’s High Dive Moisture and Shine Cream, Park Ave Blow Out Balm, and Grid Structural Hold Setting Spray. Use a nickel to quarter size amount of both creams and distribute evenly throughout the hair.

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At this point, instead of grabbing that round brush and struggling through an intense blow out, you can simply rough blow dry your hair! Making sure to lift at the roots and pointing the air toward the ends of the hair will allow for great volume and preserve the smoothness of the strands.

Once the hair is dry, use a tail comb or even part of a clip to section the hair.

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Starting at the top, comb through a section no thicker than 1 inch and no wider than your velcro roller. This will help make things easier for you in the long run! Do a standard curl with a wide barrel curling iron. While the curl is still warm, take your velcro roller and smooth the section over the roller, wrapping the end around the roller and then rolling it toward your head.

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Take a pin curl clip and clip it on the under side of the roller, making sure to not crimp the hair.

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Keep in mind where you want volume and which direction you want the hair to go when creating the curls and rolling! For example, rolling the hair at the very crown of the head in the direct center, with the curl parallel to the floor to maximize the volume at that section.

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Alex likes to use a thermal spray before curling each section. If you decide to do the same, you will definitely get more hold out of the curl, but make sure to comb through the section before curling! A smooth section will not only look better, but it will wrap around the roller much easier!

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Once all the curls are set, make sure to allow them to cool completely before removing them. You can also use a nice light mist of Outer Space hair spray!

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Tousle the curls and feel free to play!

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Va. Va. VOOM.

Crown Braid

Women are busy.

We are. We are friends, partners, moms, business people, educators, students, entrepreneurs. We are heroes, survivors, thriving while maintaining the calm beneath the chaos.

We want to look good while we run this.

With our plates already full, finding the time or the capacity to be creative with our unwashed, tangled, three-day-old hair can be a real struggle sometimes!

This series of blog posts with our own Alex Cedeño, will feature easy-to-do tutorials on simple styles that keep your morning moving without losing your sense of style.

This month we are featuring Alex in a simple crown braid! 

Prep the hair with Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray. This will give the hair some added texture to add volume to the braids and it will make it easier to braid.

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Divide the hair into two sections. Clip one section out of your way.

Starting at the top, close to the front hair line, you will create a french braid. Alex kept hers loose enough to go over the top of her ear, creating a softer, face-framing effect.

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Braid all the way to the ends of the hair and tie with a clear elastic.

Do the same on the other side.

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Next, gently pull at the edges of the braids, creating a looser braided look.

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Take the loose part of the braids and pin them up around the bottom round of the head, tucking the ends into the alternate braid.

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One of the best things about this braid is that imperfections make it more interesting! Embrace any messiness and finish with Oribe Superfine Hair Spray and Shine Spray to keep it looking fresh!

Looking good, Alex!

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