Tip of the Week for the Curly: Winter Texture

Texture is not a bad thing. Typically we think of letting your curls do their thing in the summer. Why not in the winter too? Texture, curls and even a little fuzziness with winter fabrics scarves  and coats, looks fresh and interesting.

For very curly or kinky hair, wash your hair at night, add Curl Boosting Mousse and Oi Oil and set your hair with your fingers. Twist hair like a ribbon around one finger and let air dry, sleep on it and then shake out and pull curls apart in the morning before you start your day. Let your hair come alive and you be you.


Hair: ION STUDIO NYC
Photographer: Matt Licari
Make Up: Angelica Singh

 

Tip of the Week: Make your blowout last longer by Tim Nolan!

Good hair, all day, every day. It’s what a girl wants, right? How can you make your salon or at-home blowouts last for days?

Here’s few little secrets from our Stylist Tim Nolan.

1. Make sure the hair is super clean, after 2 shampoos. Don’t forget to do a cool rinse at the end, a hot wash will start the oil glands producing.
2. Use minimal conditioner, mainly on the ends.
3.  Make sure the hair is blown completely dry to avoid hair curling up or the frizz creeping back in when you step outside.
4. Use dry shampoo for the next day to avoid having to wash your hair. This water-free miracle will help you refresh and restyle your hair. 
5. If your hair is long, pull it up into a a very loose bun or top-knot to sleep to avoid unnecessary matting of the hair. This will help your blowout maintain its volume and balance.
6. You can freshen up your curly hair by randomly picking pieces and use a curling iron on them to re-define any unruly curls.

Enjoy,
xx 

Tip of the Week: A natural beach look you must try!

For a natural beach look, spray Davines Sea Salt Primer section by section for an even application. Twist the hair into a bun. Let the hair dry in a bun for a an hour or if time allows overnight. Take the hair down and run your fingers through it giving it an instant tropical look and feel.

Tip of the Week: Brunettes! Skip the fade by Kimberley Pierce

Skip the fade in a few easy steps.

Wait 24 to 48 hours after coloring hair before washing it. This should allow hair color plenty of time to set, making it more resistant to fading. Also, avoid hair products that contain sulfate of any type. Sulfates like "sodium lauryl sulfate" or "sodium laureth sulfate" are too harsh for your brunette, color-treated hair. Besides giving you a deep, detergent-worthy clean, they can wash away color and natural oils.

Frequent hair washing can make your brunette color fade rapidly. Do not wash hair every day. Go for every other day, if possible. When you do wash hair, use cool or lukewarm water rather than hot. Hot water opens the hair cuticle, making your hair dull and flat.

Keep in mind that temporary colors will fade quickly. If you want long-lasting, brunette hair color, select a high-quality, permanent hair dye.

Tip of the Week for Guys: Easy way to combat thin hair!

While choosing a styling product consider not only the look you want to achieve but more importantly your hair texture. If you hair is thin, it’s best to avoid all wax, cream and gel based products. Those will be too heavy and they tend to make thin hair look even thinner. Davines Salt Spray is the perfect product for thin hair. Its formulas have been created to give your hair body, texture and well-defined shape without the addition of resins. This spray will help you achieve an effortless hairstyle with making your hair look overall fuller.  

How to use: Spray into wet hair before styling to give it body. Spray into dry hair to increase volume and add the mat effect. Depending on your hair density, length and desired effect, apply between 3g-5g of the product.

Tip of the Week: 4 Steps to Growing Out a Summer Buzz Cut by Tim Nolan

You said to hell with your hair over the summer and chopped it off, but now want some length back as temperatures begin to dip. No sweat—the process of growing out a super short cut isn't as painful as you think. Just follow these styling rules so you don't end up with a cauliflower. 

1. Keep visiting your Stylist Trimming and shaping is necessary at this point, so you don’t end up with a bird’s nest on your head. Keep going every 4-6weeks to remove the bulk and keep you neck line and temple areas clean. 

2. Stay Hydrated Longer hair needs more moisture to avoid poofing out. Since shampoo strips your strands of natural oils, try washing it only twice a week, and if you have thick or coarse hair, apply conditioner. 

3. Find Your Part Forgotten which side of your head to part your hair on? Do this test: Wet your hair, brush it towards your face, and wait a few seconds to see where it naturally separates. If hair falls to the left and you think it looks better on the right, you can force the issue without looking shellacked by using a high-hold, low shine pomade.

4. Pick a Style Once you've grown a few inches of hair your can start playing with different looks. Take a peak at the runways for inspiration. Check out our GUYS Mood Board.