Dry winter weather is starting to take over. Do you have a plan for protecting your hair?
Find out how two products from Oribe can save your hair from damage and dullness.
Benefits of Hair Masques
It's no surprise that cold winter weather can make hair dry, damaged, and frizzy.
There are several steps you can take at home to keep your hair hydrated, and one of the best solutions is to use a moisturizing masque.
Here are a few of the benefits you'll find with using a masque.
When winter weather leaves your hair looking dull and feeling damaged, the answer is the Signature Moisture Masque by Oribe. The product is full of hydrating and repairing ingredients like lychee extract, keratin, amber extract, and macadamia nut seed oil.
The masque can be used on any hair type. Just massage the product into your hair and leave it on for five to ten minutes.
After rinsing, you'll be back to having soft and healthy hair. The masque is thick and provides a deep condition, making it perfect for those with thick hair who want a daily treatment. For those with thinner or less damaged hair, the product works well as a once a week treatment.
Gold Lust Transformative Masque by Oribe
While some masques will replace the moisture lost to winter weather, the Gold Lust Transformative Masque by Oribe goes above and beyond to leave hair looking better than ever. Made of white tea, baobab, and jasmine extracts, the formula is made to restore and improve hair's strength and elasticity.
Use the Gold Lust Transformative Masque by massaging it into the hair and leaving it in while you sit back and relax, then rinse it out. The product offers deep conditioning to nourish the hair. You'll notice that your hair will be healthier and stronger, along with feeling softer and looking clean and shiny.
If the winter weather causes damage to your hair by dulling your color, drying out your strands, or causing split ends, a stylist can help. A cut, color, and new style can bring your hair back to life and help you look and feel your best all season long.
Call The Salon by Lora Brown today to make an appointment and to learn more about Oribe’s products.
When it comes to hair care, there are thousands of theories swarming around salons and beauty blogs.
Some of these theories are simply myths, “solutions” created by women in desperate need of an answer to their hair problems. Others, though, are scientifically sound.
One such sound theory is that of cold water being better for hair health. But before you drench yourself in a frigid shower, you probably want to know how this theory works — and if it’s worth freezing for.
Hot Or Not?
Nothing relaxes a person more than a soothing, hot shower at the end of a long day or intense workout. Or maybe you prefer to start your day relaxed, so you breathe in the steam of a hot shower first thing in the morning. Either way, what you’re doing could be detrimental to your mane. Here’s how:
Should You Go Cold-Turkey?
It’s hard for most people to completely change from hot-water hair washing to cold-water hair washing, understandably. While both methods have benefits and drawbacks, cold-water washing wins the best hair contest by a long-shot.
Below are four benefits you can expect to experience with cold water.
If you find your hair loses volume, look to Oribe. Oribe has an array of products that will give your hair the boost it needs. One of our favorites is Oribe Maximista Thickening Spray.
The Healthiest Temperature For Your Hair
The best way to get salon-perfect tresses is to utilize cold water. We recommend staying away from piping hot water temps as much as possible, since the damage far outweighs the reward. Not only does it dry your hair out, but it also dries out your scalp.
That said, to improve the condition of your hair, rinse with cold water. Every time your body is screaming at you, your hair will be thanking you!
To get a beautiful new look, make an appointment at The Salon by Lora Brown.
With a new season comes a new hair trend. This time, it's the shag and celebrities and trendsetters across the country are running to the salon to get the look. It was one of the top looks at the BTC Cut, Color & Style Show we attended in September.
Here's how to pull it off.
Update Your Summer Lob
The lob may have been the look of the summer, but you can easily transition to the shag for the cooler months.
Your stylist can easily transform your cut by taking weight away on the top and sides of the hair then thinning out the bottom. With a few styling tips, you'll have a whole new look.
Embrace Your Texture
A shag haircut works best for those who already have some texture to their hair. The look is meant to be messy, with lots of layers, and texture adds to the purposely disheveled style.
If your hair is straight and lacking volume, choppy layers can make a shag work. Texturizing spray, like Oribe's, can help as well. Let your hair dry naturally for an organic look.
Make it Modern and Edgy
The shag is perfect for those who want an edgy, rocker style. To get the look, start with a cut with lots of layers. Start with naturally dried hair and re-mist with the Oribe Foundation Mist to give the hair a boost.
Keep it Soft
For a different take on the shag, make it soft and feminine. Have your haircut with layers that frame your face and with long bangs.
When styling your hair, use a sea salt spray to create beachy waves. Let your hair air dry to keep its texture. While it may take some time to style, you'll have a cool and casual look.
Make it Work with Long Hair
Trying out the shag cut doesn't necessarily mean you need to take away your hair's length. Those with long hair can still take part. With long hair, a shag cut can give an otherwise boring look new life. The key, as with short styles, is to have plenty of layers cut. Have you stylist add dimension with color by adding highlights and lowlights.
Are you ready to give the shag haircut a try? Contact the stylists at The Salon by Lora Brown to schedule an appointment to have your hair cut, colored, and styled by the best.
Fall is the perfect time to try out new hairstyles and accessories.
Cooler weather often means less frizz and less sweating, making this time of year ideal playing around with your hair and getting away from the monotony of boring tresses.
What Are The Hottest Hair Accessories And Styles For Fall?
Sometimes we shy away from certain styles out of fear that they’ll make us appear too childlike.
But even the most kid-ish styles (think: pigtails) can work great for adults when worn right. Here are four ideas for adding some fun style to your look this season.
1. The Ponytail: An Updated Classic
A ponytail is a simple go-to style for many women. It’s easy to throw your hair up, wrap an elastic band around it and head out the door.
This casual style can be turned into an elegant statement when paired with the right accessory — a metallic cuff ponytail holder. The sophisticated cuff masks that unsightly elastic band and adds a bit of class to your look.
2. The Topknot: Not Just for Ballerinas
Topknots (formerly known as buns) are all the rage this year. Men, women, and kids of all ages are sporting this ballerina-inspired look.
The trick to making this style more fashionable and less get-me-a-tutu is to wear it high and dress it up with a bun cuff. Like the cuff ponytail holder mentioned above, this accessory adds elegance to an otherwise simple look.
3. The Corded Pony: A Throwback To The Roman Empire
This specific style brings to mind gladiator sandals, but for your hair. It’s a fun way to make a statement with your low ponytail.
To achieve this unique style, simply pull you hair into a low pony and then wrap a golden wire cord around it from top to bottom, tying it at the end. The cord can be found at most fabric stores.
4. The Laced Braid: A Versatile Option
You may not think that a basic black ribbon could never be a hair accessory (other than to tie around a ponytail in old-school “Grease” fashion). But lacing through a braid brings a whole new level of style to your braided hair.
The great thing about this accessory is that it works with any type of braid, whether you braid just a couple of strands on the side or your head or choose pigtail braids.
No matter which styles and accessories you choose this fall, the important thing is to have fun with your locks. Don’t be afraid to try something new and step out of your comfort zone.
If you are looking for a new look and would like to learn how to create your look at home with the right products and tools, reach out to the hair pros at The Salon by Lora Brown.
When long days at the office turn into post-work nights out, there isn't always time to completely change your look.
Luckily, these five styles will get you through the work day and any plans on your schedule for the night.
The braid trend isn't going anywhere, which is great news for those of us who want to look cute when meeting up with friends.
After a day of leaving your hair down, create a fishtail braid in minutes. Start with your hair in two sections. Pull a piece from one section and pull it to the opposite section. Do the same on the opposite side, then repeat until all of your hair is braided. Secure it with an elastic and pull it a bit to keep it loose.
Leaving your hair down everyday can get boring, and topknots are the most professional of hairstyles. Wearing your hair half up is the perfect compromise. The look works well with curled hair. After styling, just pull part of your hair back and secure it in a bun or twist. Use bobby pins, rather than elastics, for a sleeker and more professional look that transitions just right to a night look.
A long-time love of professional women, the chignon is a polished style that keeps hair up and out of your face throughout the day. Get the look by pulling your hair to one side, twisting it all the way down, and curling it around into a bun.
Take the office-appropriate look to happy hour with a quick tweak. Pull out a few strands around your face and loosen up the chignon. You'll end up with a messier, effortless style.
A sleek and simple ponytail is the norm for many women in offices. It takes next to no time and looks professional. On the other hand, it's a little boring for dinner and drinks.
Take your ponytail after hours by adding some volume. Split your hair into a top and bottom section. Clip up the top section. Then, grab your comb and tease the bottom section until it's full of volume. Spritz hairspray then add the top section in and secure it all with an elastic.
Stuck late at work with no time for a restyle? One quick tip can do the trick. Just change your part! A center part works well at work. Changing it up to a deep side part instantly gives an edgier look, perfect for hitting the town at the end of the day.
Looking for a new style that works with any day to night look? Contact the stylists at The Salon by Lora Brown to make an appointment!
Lora Brown is a master stylist and the owner of The Salon by Lora Brown. She has worked in the salon industry for 30 years.