With dry winter weather here, we've got moisturizing on our minds.
Here are some tips to keep your hair healthy and hydrated throughout the dry winter months in the Texas Panhandle.
1. Wear A Hat
The most obvious way to protect your hair from the elements is to keep it covered when you're outdoors. Throw on a cute beanie during your morning run or evening out.
If you usually fall victim to the dreaded hat hair, try wrapping your hair in a scarf before adding the hat on top. Making a style statement when heading outside will save your hair from daily damage.
2. Wash Less Often
Hot showers may feel like heaven on a cold day, but the hot water can cause your hair more harm than good. A hot shower will take away some of the natural oils that help your hair stay moisturized on its own and will take away from your extra efforts.
It may be a bit hair-raising, but take cold showers instead. And rather than washing daily, take a couple days off in between and opt for dry shampoo. We love Oribe’s products to combat oily, flat hair.
3. Hold Back on Heat Tools
When your hair is dried out, it's more vulnerable to damage. Help your hair help itself by using less heat during the winter.
Blow dryers, hair straighteners, and curling irons pull the moisture out of your strands and add to the damage caused by the dry air outside.
Instead, embrace your hair's natural texture, which is all the rage right now. Let your hair air dry and use products to accentuate the texture, curl and volume.
4. Try A Hair Masque
Luxurious hair masques, like the Signature Moisture Masque from Oribe, are like a spa treatment for your dry hair. When left on the hair, the ultra moisturizing creams will soak in and condition your hair to hydrate it. Those with thick or super dry hair can use masques daily, while those with thinner hair or less damage should use them about once per week.
If you are busy, we also recommend sleeping in your hair masque. Be sure to remove moisture from your hair and massage in the masque. Place a towel on your pillow to prevent it from getting drenched.
5. Get A Trim
It makes sense that the ends of your hair are the most damage, as they've been exposed for the longest amount of time. Getting a regular trim will keep your hair looking and feeling healthy. Talk to your stylist about when you should stop in for a quick touch up.
There are several steps you can take to keep your hair healthy. To keep it looking and feeling its best, visit the professionals at The Salon by Lora Brown. Contact us today to make an appointment for a new cut, color or style for the new season.
At nearly $400, Dyson's new hair dryer has a price tag that will make nearly anyone do a double take.
We'll take a look at what Dyson says sets their hair tool apart from the rest and whether it lives up to the hype.
The Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer is a small but powerful hair dryer with a unique shape, made to dry hair without causing excessive heat damage.
The shape of the hair dryer includes a small but powerful motor in the handle, rather than in the top of the tool, making it more comfortable to hold while styling.
How Does The Dyson Hair Dryer Work?
Dyson invested a great deal of time and money developing the technology used for its hair dryer. What they came up with was a heat control system; a powerful motor allows the dryer to heat up quickly. Before the temperature reaches a level that can be harmful to hair, the processor adjusts itself to a safe temperature.
What Other Features Are Included?
With such an expensive price tag, those considering buying the hair dryer understandably expect more than just an average hair drying time. While the hair dryer doesn't work in record time, it does have some features that make it stand out in the crowd.
Those who have already given Dyson's cool tool a try rave about the design of the hair dryer. Because the company spent so much time developing the design and technology, those who love to be the first to have the latest and greatest products have been waiting to try it out.
While most didn't notice a difference in speed or strength, reviewers have noted that the design, heat protecting technology, and packaging are better than other products on the market.
Now that you have the facts, the question is would you pay $399 for Dyson's hairdryer? We’ll let you decide!
While high-end tools can help you style your hair at home, there are some tasks better left to a professional. If you're in need of a new cut, color or style, call The Salon by Lora Brown for an appointment.
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!
Hats are great accessories that add charm to just about any outfit throughout every season. However, the style of hat you choose should correspond with the season you’re in.
While some hats can easily transition from spring to summer or fall to winter, be careful in the way you wear them or what you pair them with.
The bad news about hats? Sporting a perfectly gorgeous hat all day can leave you with horrible hat hair. What happens when you need to take the hat off?
Here are a few tips for wearing hats during the fall as well as how to prevent hat hair.
How To Wear Hats This Fall
As we mentioned above, hats are versatile. One or two for each season is really all you need. These are investment pieces, meaning you can wear them for years, so you may want to consider going to a special hat store to find your perfect match.
Once you’ve settled on a hat or two for fall, keep these tips in mind.
How To Avoid Hat Hair
Now you know how to wear your fashionable hat this season, but what do you do when it’s time to take the hat off? Whether your hat is too large to wear inside or your host frowns upon wearing hats indoors, there will come a time you when need to remove it.
This one trick keeps your hair volumized and looking amazing even without your hat. To avoid smooshed hair, simply part your hair to the opposite side before donning a hat. That’s all there is to it! Once you remove the hat, flip your hair back to its usual side, and it will hide your flat tresses.
For more hair tips and tricks, reach out to the beauty experts at The Salon by Lora Brown.
Does your hair need some added oomph? Two products from Oribe can give you the lift you need. Below, we compare Oribe's Gold Lust Dry Shampoo and Dry Texturizing Spray to help you decide which product you need and when to use them.
Oribe Gold Lust Shampoo
Oribe's dry shampoo was made for those days when washing your hair just doesn't fit into your schedule. Gold Lust Dry Shampoo cleans hair by absorbing oil and dirt. Your hair will instantly feel clean, fresh and soft.
Many women are coming around to the idea of not washing their hair every day. Going longer between washes means that hair has time to rest, without being stripped of natural oils and being damaged by the heat of a hairdryer.
Dry shampoo is a great way to keep hair looking its best on the days between washes. It's the perfect solution for maintaining your blowout.
Gold Lust Dry Shampoo is lightweight. However, it does not add much volume to your hair. It's sole mission is to give you a clean look and a blank canvas. As a bonus, though, it gives your hair Oribe's signature scent!
Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray
On days that you want an extra boost for big, beautiful hair, Dry Texturizing Spray will save the day. Like dry shampoo, texturizing spray helps to get rid of dirt and oil to leave hair looking clean and fresh. However, texturizing spray also adds some grip to the strands, to make styling easier.
When it comes to staying, just washed hair isn't the easiest to work with. Freshly washed hair can be slippery, making it more difficult to hold a curl or stay in place. That's where texturizing spray comes in. By leaving some grit on the hair, you'll notice added volume and find that your hair stays in place, holding onto the style you create.
Dry Texturizing Spray has a bit more weight to it. It adds texture and pumps up the volume, giving you sexy, glamorous hair. Texturizing spray takes that blank canvas and primes it for styling. And, yes, the Oribe's texturizing spray has the same great scent.
Get Your Hair in Shape
Products like Gold Lust Dry Shampoo and Dry Texturizing Spray from Oribe can keep your hair looking its best between salon appointments. When it's time for a refresh, visit the professionals at The Salon by Lora Brown. We carry a full line of Oribe products at our salon.
Many of us will opt to darken the shade of our hair to ring in the cooler months. For some, a bigger change can be a great way to create an updated look.
The Salon by Lora Brown just returned from the BTC Color, Cut & Style Show, and here are just four of the hottest hairstyles we saw.
If you're ready for a new look to celebrate the new season, check out these fall and winter haircut trends.
The Short Shag
Take a cue from Taylor Swift for this fall trend. The short shag is a cut full of layers and texture. The beauty of the short shag is that, like your outfit, it can instantly transform your look. Make it more feminine by creating soft curls with a curling wand. Going for a more edgy look? Change the part and straighten the hair.
Bangs Are Back
It's the trend that reoccurs at this time every year. Bangs continue to be a popular trend because they look great with nearly any haircut, from short bobs to long beach waves. If you're considering bangs, keep two things in mind.
First, your new haircut will be a bit high maintenance. You'll need to dedicate more time to styling in the morning and make more frequent salon trips to get trimmed. Second, this is not a look you should try to attempt by yourself. Bangs gone wrong are difficult to repair, so be sure to visit your stylist to have them professionally cut.
Keep Your Lob
The lob was the cool girl haircut of the summer and it isn't going anywhere for the fall and winter. Chrissy Teigen is giving major style inspiration with plenty of photos of her lob on social media. Follow Chrissy's lead and add dimension with darker shades to update the look for the fall and winter months. As a bonus, the cut looks great as it grows out.
Frame Your Face
If you've let your summer hair grow out, you might have a bit of length to deal with now. Rather than having those layers trimmed, try a face framing contoured cut. The look is just one layer, hitting right at the collarbone. The sleek style looks best with straightened hair and a center part, giving it a cool, modern edge.
For style inspiration, look at pictures of Kylie Jenner when she lets her natural hair make an appearance.
Unsure? See A Stylist
Even armed with plenty of inspiration, it can be tough to choose a new haircut that's both trendy and flattering. Luckily, stylists can help.
Make an appointment with one our great stylists at The Salon by Lora Brown to get an expert opinion and professional assistance in achieving your fall and winter look. We know all the latest trends, colors and cuts!
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.