THE BEST TRAVEL SIZE HAIR PRODUCTS FOR YOUR SUMMER TRIPS

THE BEST TRAVEL SIZE HAIR PRODUCTS FOR YOUR SUMMER TRIPS

Your summer getaway is planned, and your bags are (almost) packed. Before you hit the road, check out this convenient list of travel size hair products (and TSA-approved!) to ensure your style looks good, no matter the destination. Bon voyage!

Best Travel Size Hair Care and Styling Products

BEST HAIR PRODUCTS FOR THE BEACH:

1). Colour Fanatic Instant Deep Conditioning Hair Mask: this protecting and repairing hair treatment both locks in moisture and detangles, and contains a UV filter and AntiFade complex to help keep your color extra vibrant during all those dips in the ocean or hours spent in the sun.

How to use: Use it instead of conditioner when you shower, or apply on damp hair and cover with a plastic shower cap overnight; the heat from your scalp will help the ingredients better penetrate and work more effectively. Rinse out in the morning for soft and smooth hair.

2). Beach Waves Sugar Spray: this natural beach waves spray will give you the same believably tousled hair texture you’d get after a swim in the ocean, but without that dry, crunchy feeling you can get from salt sprays. The sugar cane for hair creates natural, beachy waves without drying your hair out.

How to use: Mist it on damp hair and air dry for easy, tousled waves.

Beach Waves Sugar Spray for beachy, tousled waves in travel size

BEST HAIR PRODUCTS FOR A ROAD TRIP:

1). Hydrate Air Dry Cream: Let’s face it—a blow-dryer is probably going to be tough to come by when you’re driving across the country. In this instance, a good moisturizing air dry cream is a must.

How to use: A small dollop through damp hair, and you’re good to go—who needs hot tools?

Travel Size no blow dry Air Dry Cream2). Style + Protect Refresh & Go Dry Shampoo: Let’s face it—even a shower may be tough to come by, so you most definitely do not want to forget a travel size dry shampoo. This oil-absorbing dry shampoo is perfect for both color-treated and natural hair.

How to use: spray on second-day hair and comb through for instant texture and freshness.

BEST HAIR PRODUCTS FOR A STAYCATION:

1). Girl on The Go Product Set :

The best part of a staycation is undoubtedly staying in a hotel. As a general rule, hotel products tend to be highly fragranced, which means they have a high alcohol content and often tend to contain color-stripping sulfates. Luckily, the convenient Girl on The Go Product Set not only contains travel size sulfate-free Hydrate Shampoo Hydrate Conditioner , but also a travel size travel size Colour Fanatic Treatment Spray . These travel size hair products will help product your hair color on the go!

How to use: For best results and maximum color care, use Hydrate® Shampoo and Conditioner together. Before you style your hair, spray Colour Fanatic Multi-Benefit Leave-In Treatment onto damp hair to reap the priming, protecting and perfecting benefits.

To see more hair care and styling tips, follow @pureologyus on Instagram!

CURLY HAIRSTYLES TUTORIAL: HALF TOP KNOT FOR LONG CURLY HAIR FEATURING INDIA BATSON

CURLY HAIRSTYLES TUTORIAL


Long curly hair, don’t care? Try this effortlessly cool, laid back look. In this how to video hair tutorial, beauty vlogger India Batson shows you how to create a frizz free half top knot updo. Using Redken Curvaceous hair products, India Batson, gives you the step by step tips and tricks to creating the perfect hairstyle.

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT PURPLE SHAMPOO FOR BLONDE HAIR

All blondes know that finding that perfect blonde shade takes time, money, and a commitment to keeping the color as fresh as when you left the salon. That’s where the beauty of purple shampoo comes in.

Purple shampoo is an absolute necessity for blondes to use in between hair coloring sessions as it easily helps keeps your blonde beautiful.

WHAT IS PURPLE SHAMPOO?

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Purple shampoo is just that—a shampoo with purple pigments that helps to keep undertones at bay. Think of it as your at-home toner that helps to beat brass.

The concept of purple shampoo might sound a little crazy to the blonde newbies, but ask any tried and true blonde and they’ll tell you it’s a must-have for keeping hair looking strong and bright.

WHY IS PURPLE SHAMPOO NECESSARY FOR BLONDE HAIR?

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Those of us with blonde hair need purple shampoo because of how the hair is lightened in the first place. According to Redken Artist Adina Doss “When I lift a client’s hair (colorist speak for lightening), there is an undertone that comes up, which I like to call ‘raw blonde.’ To get my clients to a richer, more quality blonde, I add a color treatment called a toner, specifically Redken’s Shades EQ, to eliminate any undesired undertones, whether that color is yellow or yellow-orange or even a reddish undertone.”

Those undertones can come out when the colorist applies a toner, but you may find they start to appear between color services as the toner fades. Insert the need for a purple shampoo to adjust tone at home!

Redken Artist Jaclyn Harwood says that these undertones can also be caused by things like sun, hard water or heat styling. For this reason, purple shampoo is not just for color-treated blondes. Natural blondes need it, too, Harwood says. In fact, those who’ve been jumping on the unicorn hair trend of purples and blue in their hair can also benefit from purple shampoo to help keep violet hues from fading.

Salon Tip: When a colorist lightens your hair, he or she should always use a toner as a step in the coloring process. Doss says this is a non-negotiable—so don’t be afraid to ask for it during your next service!

BUT, WHY IS PURPLE SHAMPOO PURPLE?

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“If you think of a color wheel, as basic as it sounds, whatever color you want to cancel out is directly across from it,” Doss says. “Directly across from yellow is purple. So, the purple helps eliminate the unwanted yellow colors from the hair.”

“It’s almost like a way to brighten the color to a cooler tone,” Harwood says. “So, if the hair has a little bit of a yellow tone, a pigmented purple shampoo is going to neutralize that warmth.”

HOW OFTEN SHOULD I USE PURPLE SHAMPOO?

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Keep in mind that purple shampoo does not replace your regular shampoo and should only be used once or twice a week. Doss warns that there is such a thing as too much purple.

“When you eliminate too much yellow, it visually ends up darker and a lot of people don’t want it to look darker,” she says. “So if you wash your hair twice a week, use the purple shampoo only once a week to keep the hair bright but not yellow.”

Harwood also adds that purple shampoo can be mixed with regular shampoo to add some of the violet pigment into a regular hair cleansing routine without any risk of going overboard.

Redken’s Color Extend Blondage, available in May 2018, is formulated with a Triple Acid Protein complex—amino, citric and maleic acids and wheat protein—that neutralizes unwanted undertones and helps strengthen hair’s cuticles while battling brass and keeping blondes bright

Hot Tip: Aren’t sure which products best fit your regular haircare routine? Use the Hair Diagnostic Tool to find out!

For more blonde haircolor inspiration and tips on how to maintain your haircolor between salon visits, follow @Redken on Instagram!

How to Use Dry Shampoos by the Redken Pros

Have you always wondered how to use dry shampoo without getting all the buildup?

Whether your roots start to get shiny after a couple days (or what feels like hours!) without a shampoo, everybody’s hair eventually gets greasy. Enter dry shampoo, a miracle product that saves time and adds style. But what is dry shampoo? Redken Artist Brittany VanDyke says, “it’s simply powders in aerosol form that can absorb greasiness and give you texture.”

WHO SHOULD USE DRY SHAMPOO?

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Sales of dry shampoo skyrocketed around 2011, but it’s actually been around since the Victorian era. Rumor has it, Marie Antoinette used perfume-laced powder in her hair to get her signature bouffant-styled up do.

Not everyone needs dry shampoo, but everyone can benefit from using it. If you’re looking to prolong the time in between shampoos, it’s definitely for you. It can also be used as a styling tool.

“Dry shampoo eliminates odor and oil, but it also helps to add body to the hair so even if it’s not oily, you can still use dry shampoo on day two or three or four of not shampooing just to revitalize the hair,” says Redken Artist Adina Doss.

HOW DO I USE DRY SHAMPOO?

Doss also mentions that often people don’t use dry shampoo correctly either.

“It’s so misused it’s not even funny,” she says. “People don’t use enough of it they kind of spray it around hitting only their part line that people see the most, but one of the keys to using it is that you take small sections and spraying each section to full saturation.”

Using Redken’s Pillow Proof Blow Dry Two Day Extender Dry Shampoo or Pillow Proof Two Day Extender Dry Shampoo for Brown Hair, which is tinted, make small vertical parts in hair and spray the shampoo on each section, Doss advises.

Hold the dry shampoo at least six-inches from hair, about the length of the can, so the product isn’t concentrating on one spot. For more texture, blast hair with a blow dryer to move the dry shampoo around scalp, then add styling products over the dry shampoo to give hair a revamp.

The fresh scent will make hair feel freshly washed, and the matte finish will give it a nice refresh.

WHEN SHOULD I USE DRY SHAMPOO?

Pillow Proof Blow Dry Two Day Extender helps to absorb oil and maintain hairstyles.

Dry shampoo can also be used proactively as well. Spritz your roots with some dry shampoo before going to bed to get ahead of any grease.

“Stop the grease before it starts,” says VanDyke. Put on dry shampoo the night after a fresh blow dry or flat iron. If I put it in at night and sleep in it, my hair absorbs the dry shampoo better.”

CAN I USE DRY SHAMPOO FOR VOLUME AND STYLING?

Absolutely! Dry shampoo can also add dimension to hair. VanDyke uses the Pillow Proof Two Day Extender Dry Shampoo for Brown Hair when styling up-dos and creating braids to darken the sides of the scalp that are often more visible in these styles.

“Spray it on really lightly and it kind of fills in those gaps and gives you a thicker appearance,” she says.

HOW MUCH DRY SHAMPOO IS TOO MUCH DRY SHAMPOO?

Overview of purse filled with dry shampoo, shine spray, and other accessories.

Make no mistake, dry shampoo can definitely be overused. It’s easy to get spray happy, especially when you’re feeling greasier than normal. While, Pillow Proof is not going to weigh hair down, it will build up after multiple uses throughout the week, in which case adding a cleansing cream is important.

“Try the Hair Cleansing Cream Shampoo once a week to clear everything off your hair and your scalp,” VanDyke says.

All in all, dry shampoo is an absolute must-have for anyone who needs a few extra minutes in the morning (so…pretty much everyone). Share your second (or third!) day hair with us by tagging @Redken in your next Instagram post!

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Swerve Salon now featuring Diff Charitable Eyewear

 

CHARITIES: BUY ONE, GIVE ONE

Our Mission

DIFF CHARITABLE EYEWEAR IS BUILT ON THE PRINCIPLE THAT DESIGNER EYEWEAR SHOULD BE AFFORDABLE, FASHIONABLE, AND SOCIALLY CONSCIOUS. OUR “BUY A PAIR, GIVE A PAIR” PROMISE ENSURES THAT FOR EVERY PAIR OF DIFF SUNGLASSES PURCHASED, A PAIR OF READING GLASSES IS DONATED TO SOMEONE IN NEED.

Microblading Before & After Images by Keka

BEAUTIFUL AND CUSTOMIZED BROWS FOR EACH AND EVERY CLIENT

When you’ve tried every pencil for sketching your misaligned arches, powders for filling in those sexy bald spots, gels to keep unruly hairs in line, and your brows are still off fleek…. Ladies, I’d like to introduce you to microblading, a semi-permanent solution to sparse over plucked, over waxed, and thinning eyebrows is the last-ditch-effort treatment that promises to change your brow life. Microblading is a manual, semi-permanent technique of hyper-realistic eyebrow drawing in which the shape of eyebrows is calculated according to facial morphology and golden proportion (phi 1.618). The technique is intended for men and women over the age of 18 (persons under 18 must be accompanied by their parents) who wants to correct the aesthetic problems of their eyebrows.

Meet our Microblading Artist Keka

 

~Meet Keka~

Keka is a licensed Cosmetologist and holds a separate degree in Microblading.  After learning of a new PhiBrow technique called Microblading, she did months of research to find the best training in the field.

Education was very important to her so she decided to become dual certified in Europe as well as in Chicago.  Keka was intent on receiving the best training possible and has learned from the top artist in the field.  She received her certification in the Art of Microblading and has proudly attained the title of a Certified Microblading Artist.

Keka continues to perfect her craft to create the most customized and beautiful results possible for each and every client.

ABOUT MICROBLADING

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 HOW IS IT DONE
Eyebrow Microblading is a manual method of depositing a small amount of ink in the outer layer of the skin without reaching the dermis. The needle used in manual microblading is 3 times thinner than the one used in machine, which allows to create very fine, crisp hair strokes. The pen-like device yields amazingly natural-looking arches because the needles etch hyper-precise strokes that look like your brow hairs.

BENEFITS

Semi-permanent solution (9 to 18 months), fully restore the eyebrow shape, crisp, realistic, natural looking hair strokes, no downtime after treatment, safe application, non-toxic and hypoallergenic materials.

IS THE TOUCH UP SESSION NECESSARY

Yes! A touch up session after 4-6 weeks is necessary as everyone heals differently and outcome will vary. Certain areas may not pick up during the first session and will need to be refilled. Pigment color may need to be adjusted, brow thickness and more strokes can be added. Individuals with oily skin often require a deeper shade during the touch up session as the oils tend to lighten the pigment. Most importantly, your touch up session is when we refine your brows to ensure it looks perfect and retains the color for the whole year!

AFTERCARE ESSENTIALS

That means protecting freshly bladed brows from all moisture–no sweaty workouts or washing your face with water. Some patients experience itching and redness during the first week, which Vaseline can alleviate. Brows will look slightly darker at first, but the color will fade 30 to 40 percent. Aftercare ointments are provided during your first appointment. Overall they look great right away and you don’t have to hide.

IS IT PAINFUL

Pain is relative. Some feel more than others. Overall it feels like little scratches. You feel it, but it’s not unbearable. Patients’ brows are prepared with topical numbing cream topped up throughout the process to dull the discomfort.

HOW LONG DOES IT LAST

Since microblading pigments are not implanted into the skin as deep as traditional tattoos, the area will naturally fade overtime. Microblading typically lasts 1-2 years, depending on skin type (normal, oily, dry), age (youthful/mature). Skincare routine will also affect the lasting effect of the pigment. Patients who tan, use products with AHA or Glycolic Acid will fade faster as your skin will resurface faster. Each individual’s color retention within the skin will vary. To maintain the brows looking fresh, a touch up is suggested every 12-18 months.

WHO CAN’T HAVE MICROBLADING

Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding, if you’ve had Botox or other injections less than 3 weeks before treatment, and you must be 18 years or older to get microblading. Do not use tanning beds 3-4 days before the treatment, do not use blood thinners or aspirin, do not drink or use drugs before treatment, and tell your technician about any concerns you have as well as medicine that you are taking.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE

The procedure for the first session should take about 2.5 to 3 hours. During this session, the brow technician will shape and style the client’s brows, select the pigment color for clients approval and begin the procedure.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO HEAL

The eyebrow area will be slightly red after the procedure and color will appear very dark. This is normal for the procedure and is part of the healing process. In the following days, the eyebrows will continue to be dark and you will notice slight scabbing. Do not pick at the scabs as this may damage the skin and the outcome of the microblading area. The color of your eyebrows will fade up to 40% as it heals. It takes approximately 7-14 days for the brows to heal over, and about 1 month for the color to fully set in.
Email lisa@swervesalon.com to set up a consultation with Keka

10 OMBRE HAIRCOLOR IDEAS TO TRY NEXT

Hair trends come and go, but ombre haircolor is here to stay. The idea behind the ombre haircolor trend is simple: hair is darker at the roots and becomes lighter at the ends, or vice versa. It’s a gradient haircolor technique that became a staple in the hair world, and it’s clear why. Not only is ombre an easy look to pull off, but the color possibilities are endless. Before visiting your stylist for your next appointment, get inspired with these ombre looks.

FIREY RED OMBRE HAIR

Long straight bright red ombré haircolor.
Photo_Credit @daniel_pasek

There’s no doubt about it, this fiery red ombre haircolor makes a bold statement. Whether you’ve been rocking red hair ever since you can remember or are going red for the first time, it’s a great way to keep your look bright and vibrant. The last thing that you want when rocking red hair is dull color. To keep your ombre red hair looking radiant for up to four weeks, use the Color Extend Magnetics System. The sulfate-free shampoo, conditioner, and mask won’t strip away your haircolor which means you can show off your ombre red hair longer.

RED BLONDE OMBRE

Curly red ombré roots and blonde haircolor ends.

Want to step up your look beyond the traditional ombre? Blonde ends are a fun complement to red hair. To get the look, ask your stylist to keep your haircolor bright and bold red at the crown and go lighter on the bottom. Red curly hair is best for showing off this  red blonde ombre haircolor since curls can show off all of the shades going on in your hair. Bring out your hair’s natural wave by applying an air dry styling cream to damp hair.

GOLDEN BLONDE OMBRE

Dark brown roots and curly golden blonde ombré ends.
Photo_Credit @meganniccollshair

A high contrast ombre haircolor doesn’t have to look harsh, and this haircolor is a perfect example. Ask your stylist to give you dark brunette roots at the top, then blend it into a golden blonde haircolor. If you’re a natural brunette who wants to go blonde but aren’t ready to go all the way, an ombré is a good option. Keep the ends of your hair from feeling dry by using a haircare system that’s rich in argan oil like a softening shampoo and conditioner.

GUNMETAL GRAY OMBRE

Light brown roots and dark gray wavy ombré hair.
Photo_Credit @meganniccollshair

An easy way to stand out from the crowd is with a gunmetal gray ombre. Cool brunettes can add a little bit of this ashy gray hue into their hair for a softer take on ombre hair with low contrast. To help your haircolor pop, try using a hair shine treatment as part of your styling routine.

ROSE GOLD OMBRE FOR BRUNETTES

Dark brown roots and rose gold haircolor ends.
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Looking to play up your dark hair, but don’t want to go too bold? Ask your stylist to create a gradient with your haircolor by keeping the top of your hair dark and adding rose gold haircolor to your ends. You can also help keep your hair’s flyaways under control and add shine throughout the day by using a multi-benefit hair treatment spray on damp or dry hair.

ASHY LIGHT BROWN OMBRE

Ashy light brown ombré haircolor on straight hair.
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Sometimes you may feel like your haircolor needs a refresh, but you aren’t exactly sure how to make it happen. Instead, try the cool side of the haircolor spectrum with this ashy light brown ombre. It’s a super-subtle way to show off natural light brown haircolor, but still lets you experiment with a different shade at the ends. Keeping your long hair looking sleek is the best way to show off this gradient, so you can help keep frizz under control with a smoothing shampoo and seal out humidity using a smoothing spray.

CHAMPAGNE BLONDE OMBRE

Curly champagne blonde ombré hair and dark brown roots.
Photo_Credit @hairrbygab

Maybe you’ve always wanted to trade in your brown hair for blonde but weren’t ready for the commitment. This champagne blonde ombré is a compromise worth trying. Not only is the haircolor a cooler shade of blonde that can look flattering on medium skin tones, but it’s also a good choice if you want to keep the lightening at a minimum since the blonde doesn’t go up to the roots. If you plan on using a curling iron, spray hair with a heat protection hairspray first to help it curl more easily.

OMBRE WITH HIGHLIGHTS

Light brown hair and blonde balayage highlights.
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Do you love the look of highlights but want to keep them as far away from your roots as possible? Ask your haircolorist to add dimension to your ombre with highlights. It combines dark roots with lighter haircolor at the ends and uses face-framing highlights to brighten up the hair. Since the highlights start further down, it helps give your hair a more natural and sun-kissed effect. Bouncy, textured hair looks great with this haircolor, which you can create by using a texture treatment spray.

ICY BLONDE OMBRE

Cool brown roots and platinum blonde haircolor ends.
Photo_Credit @zhenyachori

An icy blonde ombre is very eye-catching, and it’s easy to see why. This look involves a lot of contrast since it starts off with nearly black roots at the top, then transitions into ash brown haircolor in the middle and bright blonde at the ends. There’s a lot going on with this haircolor, but the shades blend into each other beautifully, so you won’t be able to tell where one haircolor begins and ends. Be sure to ask your stylist about Color Extend Bonder. It’s a three-step system that can help your hair feel stronger which is important when lifting is involved.

MAHOGANY OMBRE

Curly mahogany haircolor and brown ends.
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Add some warmth to your hair with this mahogany ombre. It’s a perfect color for fall and winter and can be exactly what you need if you want to go slightly lighter with your brunette hair at the ends. If one of your favorite things about this look is the shine, ask your stylist about including a Shades EQ Gloss in your haircolor service. It’s demi-permanent which means that it gradually fades over the course of a few weeks so you won’t see harsh lines later down the line. Plus, it helps boost the shine and richness in your haircolor which is always a bonus.

For more haircolor inspiration and tips on how to score your favorite hairstyles, follow @Redken on Instagram!