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tease. rat. backcomb | By Marie & Ash

tease. rat. backcomb | By Marie & Ash

 

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Whatever you choose to call it, backcombing is a great base for many styles ranging from subtle to extreme. Halloween is just around the corner and although it may seem straight forward, knowing a few tricks can really help you achieve your desired look. When backcombing is done correctly, and with care, you can get maximum volume, drama, and texture while eliminating the risk of damage.

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For extra fullness, start by shampooing with Davines VOLU shampoo, towl dry and prep with the VOLU volume mist. Hair must be dried thoroughly before beginning your backcombing. You can choose to utilize your natural texture or play with flat ironing, curling, and crimping.  

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If you chose to use irons, we recommend looking back at Tiffany's post on heat styling.

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Depending on how fine or wide your comb, combined with how tight the backcomb, you can achieve many looks and varied fullness.

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Have fun playing with height and shape.

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Here are a couple videos with great tips and techniques to pick and chose from depending on your style goals. 

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Lastly, don’t forget to always comb out your style starting from the ends and working up to your root!

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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! 

Spring Hair Color Trend: Hygge | By Ash

Spring Hair Color Trend: Hygge | By Ash

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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

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Beige

Gold & Beige

Gold & Beige

Copper & Gold

Copper & Gold

Red & Copper

Copper, Gold & Beige

 

 

 

 

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