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Heat Styling | By Tiffany

Heat Styling | By Tiffany 

HEAT STYLING DOESN’T HAVE TO EQUAL DAMAGED HAIR

Is perfectly polished hair an everyday look for you or just want to look your best for a night out? 

Properly protecting your hair from heat damage is a must!  Blow drying, curling, and flat-ironing can make your hair look picture perfect, but taking precautions to damaged hair is crucial when styling with heat. 

Start with the basics… after shampooing your hair with sulfate free shampoo, and using moisturizing conditioner, always set the base with a leave-in conditioner.  Whether using heat tools or letting hair naturally dry… using a leave in such as one of our favorite products- Davines’ Oi Milk, creates a nice pallet for when the hair dries.  

Heat protectants come in 3 forms- sprays, creams, and serums.  It is typically applied to clean, damp hair.  Creams and serums are used before blow-dries and you can also choose the amount of hold you’d like from different products.  Sprays can be used both wet and dry, but best before using hot iron tools. Coating the hair will not only protect the hair , but can create longevity in the style.  Try Davines’ relaxing Fluid which is a serum:

or Davines’ Melu Hair Shield Spray:

A quality powerful blow dryer can make a world of difference – it can cut your blow drying time down drastically without frying your hair.  A dryer with a tourmaline ionic feature is extremely helpful to achieve a good blow out.  It emits negative ions that breakdown water molecules on the hair shaft, which means hair will dry faster, smoother, and with less damage.  Many blow dryers come with attachments such as a concentrator or a diffuser which I recommend people use.  Concentrators are the narrow tips you add-on to the nozzle that directs the air to flow into a focused area.  It helps gain control over frizzy flyaway hair while smoothing hair more efficiently.  Diffusers are a cup-like attachment that distributes air flow evenly and is ideal for wavy/curly hair. It allows the hair to dry quickly without disturbing its natural form.  Choosing a light-weight dryer can make styling easier as well.                   

Curling irons and Flat irons should be ceramic or tourmaline plated for maximum protection from damage.  Getting hot iron tools that have settings for temperature levels is very important if you have fine, chemically processed, or compromised hair.  2 main types of curling tools are irons and wands.  Curling irons come with a clasp and clamp the hair giving it a more voluminous look while a curling wand is used by wrapping the hair around the barrel resulting in a more natural look such as “beachy waves.”  You can always use your curling iron as a wand for versatility as well.  Flat irons should glide smoothly and never snag your hair. Always adjust the heat setting to the right temperature according to your hair type. 

*keep in mind- the hair around the hairline (sideburns,  temples, nape near neckline) is finer than the rest of the hair so it doesn’t require as much heat to style.   

There are other heat styling tools such as hot rollers and heat hair brushes, but no matter what you use, being mindful of how OFTEN you’re putting heat and how MUCH heat you are using can really make the different between healthy and dry, frizzy hair.  

 Price might be a factor when choosing your styling tools- you don’t need to pick the most expensive ones, but keep in mind they are designed to last a long time, and will only benefit your hair strength in the long run. 

Deep conditioning with protein twice a month and keeping up on regular trims is absolutely necessary to maintain your ends in its best condition.  Try Davines’ Hair Building Pak that nourishes, restores, and builds resistance to damage and come into the Hive Salon to get trimmed up at least 4 times a year -think seasonally!                

Bottom line… being aware of all the things discussed can assure that you can have perfectly primed hair without the risk and any sacrifice!  

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Grooving Into The Summer : Tips to Get Your Hair UV Ready | By Lissa

Grooving Into The Summer : Tips to Get Your Hair UV Ready | By Lissa

We often make the mistake that sun rays can only hurt when they're beaming bright and insanely hot! But those ultra violet rays are sneakier than you’d think, even when it's a cloudy day in an urban environment! Here are suggestions on how to fight against UV damage to keep your hair vibrant and keep you having fun all summer long! 

If you're enjoying dips in and out of the pool regularly you need to protect your hair before and after from chlorine. Chlorine mixed with sun will act like bleach and eat away at your hair strand and hair color, same goes with salt water and sun. If your hair is highlighted or naturally fine and/or blonde, I highly recommend wearing a hat or wrapping your hair in a scarf or bandana during the day when the sun is the strongest. 

Another way to add extra defense to your hair (and skin) is to add natural oils that offer SPF protection from the sun. A few of my favorites are: coconut oil (spf 4-10), jojoba oil (spf 4) and red raspberry seed oil (spf 28-50)! You can combine one or more of these oils to your shampoo & conditioner or create a delightful spray potion of safe sun guard that anyone in your family can confidently use. Ensure that they’re organic cold pressed virgin oils as they maintain the most nutritional components. 

Happy Summering!! 

To see photos of Lissa's work behind the chair check out her instagram at: @shecutyourhair 

Photos sourced from Pinterest! 

Festival Season Hair | By Isadora

Festival Season Hair | By Isadora

Festival season is coming soon and there are a lot of style statements to be made! How you add your own unique twist to your festi-hair is up to you, and will put you on the festival field with the menagerie of this year's style setters.  

Wild waves and beautiful braids are always a pretty and practical approach. Simple dutch braids that stay in place for rocking out to your favorite bands and DJ's are always a hit. If you want a more organic look, then go for a textured braid crown that is stable to stay in place yet has a softer side. Adding Davines texturizing dust is a great way to soften and add texture to a braid! 

 

Another huge trend that you will undoubtedly see this year at music festivals are Space Buns!  Incredibly easy to and fierce to rock with any outfit! These are tight little buns that are hair-tied or bobby-pinned to the top corners of your head. Another space bun style is to wear a loose bun on the very top of your head, either with all of your hair up or half up/half down. For extra pizzazz you can dust some glitter on your part line to make it look like sparkly roots. How fun is that? Get creative and rock the space buns, because the future is now!

Hair color and style in the photo above by Jennie Bowen at The Hive LA

Hair color and style in the photo above by Jennie Bowen at The Hive LA

 

For all the handsome gentlemen attending festivals this year there is something special for you too, hair tattoos! Add some personalized flare to you hair by cutting in an original hair tattoo of your choice and style. This is a great option because it can be quite temporary as it will grow back in in 2-3 weeks, or can be cut down again when you have to go back to work after your festival.  If you want to rock it for more than one festival, then you can color it to make it stand out amongst the crowds! Perfect for anyone with short hair to make a bold statement!

air Tattoos and color design in the photos above by Isadora McKenna at The Hive LA

air Tattoos and color design in the photos above by Isadora McKenna at The Hive LA

 

Express yourself this festival season by going above and beyond with dope hairstyles that showcase your wild side so that you can be the Weekend Warrior you've always wanted to be. Have fun, rock out and be safe out there! Don't forget that with all this creative hair styling that its important to protect your hair strands! I recommend Davines Oi beautifying potion oil and Oi milk for conditioning and UV protective qualities!

Blog post and hair tattoo photos by Isadora! Book her online by clicking "Search Appointments" 

You can see more of Isadora's work on her Instagram: @isadoraduzzit

Other photos sourced from Pinterest 

Spring Hair Color Trend: Hygge | By Ash

Spring Hair Color Trend: Hygge | By Ash

Golden

The new color trend this spring is all about embracing warmth and adding other colors to your hair that help enhance your natural color! This season we welcome the warmth that lives naturally in our hair. Warmth in hair can have various interpretations and tones, the most popular being; beige, golden, copper, and reddish. 

This spring 2017 hair trend goes pretty well with current buzzword "hygge" (pronounced hue-ga) a Danish word which means feeling warm and cozy. Here are a few pictures that show how pretty it can be to embrace warmth!

Blog post and all photos by Ash! Book him online by clicking "Search Appointments" 

You can see more of his work on this Instagram @ashdemode #hairbyashdemode

Golden

Beige

Gold & Beige

Gold & Beige

Copper & Gold

Copper & Gold

Red & Copper

Copper, Gold & Beige

 

 

 

 

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