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Extending the Life of Your Extensions

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For those who dream of long, thick locks; hair extensions offer instant gratification. Instead of waiting to get through that awkward “growing out” your hair phase, all you do is schedule an appointment to have your extensions applied. Although there are countless types of extensions, from clip-ons to sew-ins, each one will require regular care to ensure that they remain up to par. To extend the life of your hair extensions, be sure to follow these rules:

Visit a Reputable Salon

The majority of horror stories surrounding hair extensions are the result of inexperienced salon workers. The stylists may not have been properly trained, or even worse, not trained at all. When hair extensions are applied without improperly, you risk immense damage to your hair above all. Be sure to research the salon you will be visiting before you book an appointment. You can typically research top salon reviews in Davie online, or ask friends and family members for recommendations. Here in South Florida, we are ranked as a top salon for hair extensions in Davie and nearby locations– ask your friends about us!

Choose Your Extensions Wisely

If long lasting hair extensions are a top priority, you will want to choose carefully. Every aspect, from the brand and type of hair down to the application method play a large role in the average lifespan of your hair extensions. In Davie, we frequently use the tape-in method for long-lasting results. The application needs to be repeated every 6-8 weeks, compared to only a few days with the glue application process. As the best salon in Davie, however, we highly advise clients who have worn extensions before (and were comfortable with them) to invest in the micro-linking method. This approach is lengthy, as it requires each strand to be applied individually, but it is the longest lasting of all methods. Furthermore, if you want your hair extensions in Davie to hold up to the weather and styling, we recommend investing in high-quality natural human hair. The quality does come at a price, but synthetic varieties cannot be styled with heat or colored.

Do Not Wash Immediately

It can be tempting to shampoo your hair a day or two after your visit to our top Davie salon, but we always advise waiting. Regardless of the application method, results last longer when the extensions are allowed to rest and bond properly. The amount of time you should wait will vary depending upon your specific type of extensions, so be sure to follow the instructions provided by your stylist. Even after this time has elapsed, avoid applying conditioner towards the roots of your hair as this may loosen the bond over time.

Brush Several Times a Day

Hair extensions in Davie are subjected to plenty of wind and sunshine throughout the year. This means knots and tangles are a given. Instead of decreasing the frequency in which you brush, you should actually step it up. Aim for brushing your extensions around three times a day. This will ensure that you do not develop excessive knots or tangles which will require excessive force to remove. Likewise, consider braiding your hair at night before bed to keep tangles to a minimum.

Use a Thermal Protector

Heated styling tools are the cause of damaged hair all too frequently. This doesn’t mean you have to give up your blow-dryer or straightener, however. Instead, apply a thermal protection product to both your natural hair and the extensions prior to use. This will decrease the risk of damage while allowing you to style your hair as you normally would.

Follow Up with Your Stylist

As a regular part of caring for your extensions, schedule regular sessions with your stylist. Every 6-8 weeks is a good start if you have individual strands applied or tape-in extensions. A professional will use these appointments to keep tabs on the condition of both you natural hair and your hair extensions to prevent damage. If the bond is breaking down or pieces are coming loose, this will allow the stylist to correct the problem before they totally come out. In the event that a problem or concern arises prior to your next appointment, be sure to consult your stylist instead of taking a DIY approach.

Are you locks lacking length or thickness? Call the best Davie salon today at (954) 543-0758 to discuss if hair extensions are right for you.

 

 

Our Favorite 2019 Oscars Hairstyles

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Celebrities: whether you follow their every move or can’t pick one out of a crowd, there’s no denying their ability to set worldwide trends. While paparazzi snapshots provide us with ideas for lazy weekend and gym apparel, fashionistas eagerly anticipate formal celebrity events for fresh inspiration. For these folks, there is no greater event than the Oscars. From the red carpet to the after parties, the hottest celebrities in Hollywood are dressed to impress. While designers and critics alike are busy studying snapshots of the gowns, here at the best salon in Davie, we ‘re all about the hair. Without further ado, we proudly nominate these looks for our favorite Oscars hairdos:

Charlize Theron

Best known for her ultra-blond strands, Theron took our breath away when she appeared on the red carpet with a stunning dark brown bob. Want to recreate the look? Book an appointment for hair coloring in Davie at our color bar. Ask your stylist for a rich brown base with very subtle baby lights. To get the bob Theron is sporting, show your stylist a photo or ask for a traditional chin length bob.

Kendall Jenner

Jenner opted to keep her hair simple with a voluminous blow-out and flipped out ends. You can create this look at home with the use of a blow-dryer, mousse, a round brush and a straightening iron. Apply the mousse while the hair is still damp and then use the round brush as you blow-dry it. This will create the level of volume Jenner sported on the red carpet. To add in the flipped ends, use a straightening iron on the ends; turning the iron away from your face at the ends. Polish the look with a finishing spray and you will look like you just stepped out of our salon in Davie, Florida without ever leaving your house.

Jennifer Lopez

Summoning the spirit of old Hollywood glamour, Jennifer Lopez turned heads with her side-swept waves. Paired with her golden-brown color and jeweled gown, this sultry style was right on par. You can mimic these waves with little more than a deep side part, a blow dryer and a large barrel curling iron.

Lady Gaga

White hair has never looked so youthful! Lady Gaga paired her gorgeous gown with icy blonde locks. While the color was not unique for her Oscars look, the retro updo had our hair fanatics swooning. This modern, yet classic bouffant is created with a French roll technique and several delicate loops in the front. If you aren’t an expert stylist and want to sport this style to a special event, be sure to book an appointment at the best salon in Davie.

While most of us won’t be walking the red carpet any time soon, our favorite Oscars hairstyles point the way to the latest trends in hair. From flipped ends to bouffant up-dos, we are excited to see these old classics making their way back. Want to recreate the look of your favorite celebrities Oscar styles? Call us today at (954) 543-0758 to bring a little bit of Hollywood, California to your home near Hollywood, Florida!

Fresh Spring Hair Color Trends for 2019

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Despite being spared from the bitter cold temperatures experienced in the Northern regions of the United States, it’s safe to say that clients of our Davie hair salon are ready for spring. While warm weather, flowers blooming and birds chirping certainly top our “favorite things about spring” list, as hair experts we place fresh and trendy spring hair colors in the number one position. So, what colors can you expect to see for the Spring 2019 season? Bring in Spring with these bright and cheery color trends:

1. Rose Gold

Rose gold has been a staple color for accessories, jewelries and even cell phones for several years. We have seen it appear as a hair color before, but the trend lacked intensity. This spring, however, it looks like rose gold hair will finally have its moment in the lime light. This subtle mix of cool pink and copper hues is easy to pull off regardless of your skin tone and can be created with temporary or permanent dyes. If you’re unsure of how you’ll feel about the hair color long term, opt for a temporary hair color. In Davie, FL we frequently use temporary colors before applying a permanent one to ensure client satisfaction.

2. Faded Pastels

Blues, purples and pinks are all trending hair colors. The difference for spring shades is that they will be less aggressive and require less of a commitment. Barely there, these muted pastels pair especially well with blond and light brown bases. For those who need a more professional look throughout the week, colored, removable hair extensions in Davie allow you to switch back and forth from fun to business with zero commitment and zero damage.

3. Inverted Ombres

A standard ombre features a color that looks as if it could be achieved by simply letting your roots grow out. An inverted or reverse ombre, however, makes a more obvious statement. With this style, the pop of color is added to the ends of the hair and from there, the hue changes in intensity until it reaches the scalp. The inverted ombre is often done with bold colors, like deep purple, and frames the face with a dramatic flood of color.

4. Smokey Quartz

Who says going (or staying) brunette must be boring? This rich and glimmering chestnut brown is ideal for those who are seeking a natural look. While brown hues risk being too harsh for the light and airy spring season, this one holds its own. If you are less of a naturalist, ask for some buttery blond baby lights to really set the base color off.

5. Bronde (Brown + Blonde)

When it comes to hair color, the battle between going blonde or brunette is a constant. With the “bronde” trend, you simply don’t have to choose. This illusive color pairs the best of both hues and cannot quit be defined as either one. This eliminates all the guess work of finding a shade of blonde that isn’t too high maintenance or a brown color that is too harsh.

Ready to dive into a trendy new color for spring? Call our Davie hair salon today at (954) 543-0758 to book your next appointment!

New Year, New You: 5 Trending Hairstyles for 2019

Whether you’re a New Year’s resolution fanatic or avoid the topic entirely, there is no doubt that a new year offers a fresh start. From career aspirations to fitness goals, change is in the air, even here at our Davie hair salon. To kick off 2019, consider opting for a fresh look with one of these 5 trending hairstyles:

 

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Smoky Pinks and Lilacs

 

Hair coloring in Davie has never been limited to modest hues. But already this year, we are seeing clients flock to smoky pink and lilac hues. The shades are notably toned down in comparison to the bold neon colors spotted on runways and city streets in 2018. These muted tints pair well with other shades and the coolness of a smoky pink or lilac complements nearly every skin tone.

 

Colored Ends

 

For the last several years, ombre has been one of the trendiest looks around the globe. If you are attempting to grow out your ombre without a cut, you’re in luck. For 2019, colored ends are expected to be one of the most popular styles. This is especially easy to achieve if your ends are already a lighter hue from an ombre but can be done with any current style. Whether you opt for a bold or subtle pigment, this look adds a fresh twist to your haircut without being over the top. Some of the most desirable blends include deep brown or black hair with pops of dark blue or an icy blond paired with lilac ends.

 

Microbraids

 

In 2018, braids made a big comeback. From boxer to Dutch, they were spotted on celebrities all over the world. For 2019, braids will stick around with a focus on much smaller, discreet ones. These braids, known as microbraids, are strategically placed to enhance a style. For instance, a microbraid placed along a center part can instantly add depth to an otherwise typical look. Likewise, microbraids can be hidden underneath of the hair to add undetectable volume.

 

Glossy Locks

 

Natural, shiny locks are always in style but the focus on is increasing on this concept in the new year. While there are endless products which aid in adding instant sheen, the best way to achieve this look is to simply ensure that your hair is healthy. Hair treatments in Davie aid in repairing dry or damaged strands. While this, in and of itself, is a feat, healthy hair also boasts an incredible glossy shine. This creates a polished result regardless of which style you are sporting.

 

Loose Beachy Waves

 

Beach waves are not a new concept and tend to come and go. They are back for 2019, however, and are drastically different than beachy waves of the past. This year, they will lack the drastic volume they are associated with. Instead, beachy waves will be loose and refined. This gives a sense of style without looking overdone. To get the look, simply add spritz the hair with a texturizing spray and lightly scrunch until the hair is softly waved.

 

Ready to dive into 2019 with a stylish new look? Call us today at (954) 543-0758 to schedule an appointment in the best Davie hair salon.

 

Seven Holiday Gift Ideas for the Hair Enthusiasts in Your Life

Everyone knows at least one person that gets ecstatic at the thought of a new haircut, color or accessory. Chances are that this person has had hair that has been colored every hue of the rainbow and has had every trendy cut for as far back as you can remember. If this chic hair guru has landed a place on your holiday shopping list, you may be clueless as to what give them this holiday season. While a true hair lover might cheer at anything hair related, some gifts are undoubtedly more appealing to this crowd than others. Consider these top seven gift ideas:

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1. A Comb and Brush Set

This may not sound like the most alluring gift in the world, but we aren’t talking any standard comb and brush set here. Opt for a high-end professional set that offers a lot of variety. A set that includes basics like a detangling and smoothing brush and a wide tooth comb are a good place to start.

2. Accessories

From clips to headbands to scrunchies, anything goes when it comes to hair accessories. Many stores, both online and brick and mortar, offer hair accessory sets that include matching pieces.

3. Premium Hair Treatments

All of that styling and coloring can wreak havoc on the condition of the hair itself. A premium hair treatment gift set is always highly appreciated by hair fashionistas.

4. Tools of the Trade

Straighteners blow dryers and curling irons are the tools of the trade for an aspiring hair stylist. While they probably already own many of these tools, an upgrade is always welcomed. If you are unsure of which specific tool to purchase, you can always choose a gift care to a beauty supply store so that they are able to choose for themselves.

5. Hair Scissors

In some cases, those who prefer an edgy and experimental approach to hairstyles may cut their own hair. A quality pair of scissors that are specifically manufactured for use with hair can take their look to a whole new level. They are also extremely helpful for those who take a D.I.Y. approach to trims on occasion.

6. Hair Products

This probably goes without saying, but if the recipient on your list has a favorite line of products, purchasing a few of them makes a great holiday gift. You can also consider adding them to a gift basket with other favorites, such as snacks or fragrances, to fully customize the present.

7. Salon Gift Cards

One of the safest bets for gift giving is a gift card. This allows the recipient to get exactly what they want (and eliminates the guess work on your end). Many hair salons in Davie, Florida and across the globe, offer gift cards during the holidays. Discover which one your friend or family member prefers and inquire about the availability of a gift card. This will allow them to choose any number of salon services available, including hair coloring in Davie Florida.

In search of a holiday salon gift card or a particular line of hair products? Call the professionals at our South Florida hair salon today at (954) 543-0758.

Surprising Hair Tips from Celebrity Stylists

Need your locks to look as glitzy as a Hollywood celebrity? Celebrity hairstylists who have created amazing fashion forward and unique hairstyles for Gwen Stefani, Selena Gomez, Lady Gaga and many more, shared valuable tips on how to make your hair shine like a star and we took notes! Take a look at some of the best tips that celebrity hairstylists have to offer on immediately enhancing the health and appearance of your hair like a pro.

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Deep Condition for Glossy Tresses

If your hair is rough and frizzy, create a DIY deep conditioning treatment. Begin by shampooing your hair as usual and generously applying your favorite conditioner. Instead of rinsing out the conditioner, leave it in place. Afterwards, start the hair treatment by wetting a towel, placing it in the microwave and heating it until it is comfortably hot. Carefully remove the towel from the microwave and wrap it around your head so that all of your hair is covered. Leave the towel on until it has cooled entirely. This treatment helps the conditioner soak deeper into each strand of hair, leaving you with glossy, smooth and silky tresses. You can also go to a natural hair salon to get this treatment.

It’s All About the Scalp

Celebrity hairstylist Jen Atkin says that it is important to have a healthy scalp. If you want your hair to look like J-Lo, stop focusing on the ends of the hair and work on your scalp. An excessive number of people are focused solely on the length of hair; however, the overall health of your strands is determined by the condition of your scalp. Use products that are lightweight and can be easily applied from the scalp to the ends for strong hair. To further enhance the performance of your hair products, use your fingers to massage them directly into your scalp. This will help stimulate blood flow and encourage hair growth.

Less is More

With so many products readily available on the market today, many people find themselves using numerous hair products. This is essentially because they believe that more is better, and this will lead to healthier locks, but celebrity stylists do not try too hard to achieve this feat. The key is to use fewer, more powerful products. Essentially, you can achieve celebrity status hair by using only the right products, instead of using all of them.

Experiment Before Coloring

Hair coloring in Florida, and around the globe is tricky. It’s best to pick a shade that is only a few shades darker or lighter than your actual hair color. A pro tip is to go to your closest hair or wig shop and experiment with a couple of various options to see which suits you best. This can truly enable you to figure out what shade you should go for without taking a risk.

Consider Hair Health

The most important factor in having celebrity hair, is to keep it heathy above all else. Healthy hair is naturally glossy, smooth and easy to manage which makes hairstyling a lot simpler, with better end results. With dull, damaged and weak hair, a lot of effort is needed to get the perfect hairstyle so give your hair the attention it deserves. Schedule regular hair treatments in Davie Florida, get regular trims and do not overdo it with products or heating tools.

Need a trim or hair treatment to jumpstart your journey to glamorous celebrity hair? Contact us today at (954) 543-0758.

Holiday Hair Tips for Every Event

As the holiday season draws nearer, the invitations to family get togethers, business gatherings and other festive events seem to multiple. With so many special occasions emerging on the calendar, it is only natural to begin to plan which look you will sport to each one. While your favorite little black dress may appear more than once throughout the season, simply changing your hairstyle will ensure that your style remains fresh for every bash. For an unforgettable look each time, explore these holiday hair tips:

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The Magic Ponytail

Hair extensions in Davie, and the surrounding areas, are a fantastic option if you are looking to add noticeable length or volume to your hair. With the holidays approaching and a large shopping list, however, you may not want to invest in long lasting extensions. To add a bit of glamour to your hair style without splurging, simply try the magic ponytail. To get the look, gather the length of your hair and create a low ponytail that falls at the nape of your neck. Take the remaining hair on the top of your head and create a higher ponytail. The length of the higher ponytail will cover the lower one and give the illusion of much longer locks.

Add a Little Color

Want to make a dazzling and daring entrance to your best friend’s holiday party but need to look like a professional again the next day? Consider sprucing up your hair style with a bold temporary color. Hair coloring in Davie can be achieved using temporary, semi-permanent or permanent dyes. If you are only looking to add some color for a special event, skip the trip to the salon and invest in a dye that will wash out. This will allow you to create a festive look without damaging your mane (or your professional reputation). From reds to golds and everything in between, a dash of color can make your average style extraordinary with little effort.

Give Your Locks Some TLC

Hair treatments near Pembroke Pines are an excellent investment. Regardless of the texture of your natural hair, salons are equipped with everything from Keratin smoothing treatments to intensive damage repair solutions. While hair treatments alone are certainly not a holiday style, treating yourself to one will ensure that your hair is healthy, glossy and manageable so that you can look your best in all of those holiday selfies.

Fabulous in Five Minutes

It happens to the best of us: a meeting runs late; the babysitter doesn’t show on time or you’ve simply overbooked, and you have only a few minutes to create an elegant hair style for an important engagement. Whether your hair is on the shorter side or down to your knees, never underestimate the power of a quick chignon. To achieve the totally polished and chic look, you need only five minutes, a comb and a few bobby pins. Spruce up your look with some jewelry, slip into your dress and you are ready for any formal occasion.

In need of a trim, hair treatment or hair coloring in Davie, Florida before the holiday rush? Call us today at (954) 543-0758 to schedule an appointment with our cheery team of professional stylists.