Monday, November 29, 2010

I Want My Hair Long NOW!

Does this look like you? Perhaps you think that if you just tug on it a little bit more, you can make it longer right?

Nope. That won't work, sorry!

Hair typically grows, on average about 1/2" inch per month. Usually a bit more in the summer, a little less in the winter. Can you get it to actually GROW faster? Doubt it. You can take vitamins, exercise, do everything right to get your blood moving to increase scalp stimulation and nourishment, but it has a limit on speed.

What CAN you do then? Take care of the hair that's already reached the surface.


#1. STOP washing it every single day!

#2. Use good shampoo & conditioner so you don't strip out the essential oils and keep the strength and moisture levels appropriate.

#3. Limit your hot tool use. If you blow it dry after you shampoo it, try not to flat iron it as well. That will help you save time, save your hair, and allow you to go longer between shampoos.

#4. Trim the ends. When someone tells me they're growing their hair out, the LAST thing I want to do is cut it all off. I know how difficult and how much of a struggle it is to do this, so baby trim is what's needed to keep the split ends from affecting the rest of your hair.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Prive Education Class

Jenny Rey from Miami (for a look at Prive salons click here) came into Tulsa on Monday to teach me a little bit more about Prive's product line and instruct a cutting class.

I have been using the Prive product line since the end of July and definitely have a few favorites and had more than a few questions. I know there are some products that I just automatically reach for and others that I'm just....not as crazy about. Typically, because I don't know what to do with them, but isn't that what we do with the unknown? Shy away? Not anymore!

First, we just chatted about business, salon, and a few of my personal questions about the company, the different products and just girl talk. My model, Nina, came in about an hour after Jenny arrived, just giving us long enough to chat beforehand.

Jenny cut her hair dry, showing me some new ways to thin out her hair and texturize her layers. Nina had a very concave haircut at first, but with a little reshaping and no length off the bottom at all - a very cute, sassy, sexy look was established!

Nina, I found randomly in a coffeeshop and had moved here from Brooklyn and now works as a massage therapist off of Brookside. She was super happy with her new hair, and the salon, and with me, and she promises that she'll return before a year for her next trim. In fact, I think I have her booked for right before Christmas, that way she'll be all fresh and fancy for her family this year!

I'm looking forward to doing a little more experimenting with hair, products, and techniques in the weeks to come. You never know what little tidbits you'll pick up, even from the girls in Miami!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

November's Promotion

For those of you that are a little tired of the same hairstyle - long, short, wavy, curly - all of it, this promotion might be just what you need.

With any color service (foil, color, foil with color) receive 50% off your style and 10% off any Prive product purchase.

Let's richen up some color before the holidays ~ it's picture taking time!