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Thursday, April 12, 2018

How to Get Beachy Waves at Home


Effortless looking beachy waves is a hairstyle trend that isn’t going anywhere. Tousled, messy, deliberately disheveled hair has been insanely popular the past few years, and nothing embraces this look better than beachy waves (also called mermaid waves). The look is feminine, natural-looking/earthy, and sexy ... and what guy isn’t attracted to a mermaid, right? The look is fabulous for shoulder-length (even bobs and lobs) and long hair alike. Pair beachy waves with a balayage or regular highlights for a sun-kissed hairstyle everyone wants. 



<<Don't miss this Salon 1580 BLOG POST for tips to keep your hair healthy while at the beach and pool!  >>

You don’t have to be at the ocean to enjoy “Beachy Waves”. Here’s how to get those gorgeous waves at home, too! (HAIR CARE TIP: do NOT use the popular trend of adding sea salt spray to your hair to achieve this affect, which can be very drying, especially if you get keratin treatments ... it will strip the keratin in your hair!). Unstructured beach waves are easily achieved with the right products.

Here are four ways to create beachy waves at home:

1.    Without Heat-Styling ImplementsYour hair does NOT have to be clean to get the beachy waves affect. But if you wash your hair first here are some tips:

If your hair is straight or wavy:  After showering, blot hair with a towel, then finger-comb. Bend over, allowing your hair to hang down and tousle (not scrunch!) your strands pre-product to keep its natural texture. Then proceed with steps below.

If your hair is curly: Leave some conditioner in your hair, lightly rinsing with cool water. Gently use a wide-tooth comb while it’s soaking wet, then squeeze—don’t rub—with a towel. Then work through the texturizing process below, using the products outlined. Once your hair is totally dry (not a moment before, or you’ll create frizz), finger-comb to separate curls.

Prep with mousse
Your hair needs to hold the undone wave, so start by building up just-washed hair with a firm, non-sticky mousse. To keep it from looking greasy, finger-comb it through your hair evenly, starting about ½ inch from the roots.

Add texture
Sparingly use a texture spray, thickening spray, or styling cream, applying it from root to ends. Gently tousle each section as you work through your mane. Dry your hair upside down, using the tips at the beginning of this tutorial based on your hair type (straight/wavy or curly). Finish with a flexible hold hairspray.
 


2.     Using a curling iron
Use a two-inch barrel wand, which will make loose waves, rather than tight curls. After spraying your hair with a heat protectant spray (very important!), take a 2- or 3-inch section of hair and wind it it around the wand. Be sure to twist the hair as you wrap it – this gives an undone look to your strands when you unravel them. You want this look to be naturally wavy and not too uniform, so don't twirl your hair in the same direction for each section – one row towards your face, the next row away from your face, alternating directions as you move around your head. Instead of curling all the way to the ends of your hair, leave the ends straight for the natural, carefree look. Hold the hair against the iron for no more than six seconds, then let it drop, pulling at the ends to loosen the curl into a wave.

Once all hair has been curled, soften the curls by tipping your head upside down and break up the waves and all the hair at the roots with your fingers. If your hair is still feeling soft,  use some dry shampoo spray then continue to add that undone look with your fingers.

3.     Using a flat iron
Twist strands of hair into a tight spiral and slide your flat iron (paddle iron works best) slowly down the spiral. When entire head is done, finger comb and tousle, flipping your head upside down to break up the waves and all the hair at the roots with your fingers. If your hair is still feeling soft,  use some dry shampoo spray then continue to add that undone look with your fingers.


4.     No-Heat, Overnight Waves
One of the easiest ways to get beachy waves is to twist your hair up into 2-4 buns before you go to bed. Apply curling cream to freshly washed, slightly damp hair. (Optional: Twist each section from root to ends, or create braids, then wrap at the roots into tight honeybuns.) Secure tightly wound buns using strips of an old t-shirt (or hair pins) to avoid kinks. Leave in overnight and in the morning simply unroll and you will have beautiful beachy waves with minimal effort. Use a texture spray or dry shampoo sparingly, applying it from root to ends, before finishing off with a flexible hold hairspray. Gently tousle each section as you work through your mane.



The Finishing Touches
No matter which at-home method you use, remember that you can’t have beachy waves without a little texture. Spray your roots and strands with texturizing or volumizing spray to finish the look, and then break up your curls with your fingers (not a brush!) to tousle your waves.

Don't miss this Salon 1580 BLOG POST for tips to keep your hair healthy while at the beach and pool!  

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 If you are in the greater Atlanta area, call today for a consultation or appointment!
678-361-4247

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Salon Lofts   |   Lofts #11 & #13
Roswell Marketplace   |   10800 Alpharetta Hwy., Suite 240
Roswell, GA 30076 |  678-361-4247
pat@patalessihair.com  |  www.patalessihair.com


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Susan Leonard, Communications Marketing Specialist, Writer, and Graphic Designer

Friday, March 9, 2018

Get HAIR-READY for Spring Break and Summer!



All the things you love about going to the beach and pool – sunshine, the ocean, swimming, the salty humid breeze – can be refreshing to the body and rejuvenating for the soul, but wreak havoc on the hair! So, now is the time to GET HAIR-READY FOR SPRING BREAK AND SUMMER! 
protect your hair at the beach and pool with GKhair Keratin Treatments, Olaplex, highlights

Reduce the risk of damage to your hair from salt water, chlorine, and UV/UVA rays when going to the beach or pool over Spring Break and this summer by getting it in top condition for warm weather! PLUS read on for tips on how to protect your hair while at the beach or pool.

protect your hair at the beach and pool with GKhair Keratin Treatments, Olaplex, highlights
 

Salon 1580 is your pre- (to protect) and post- (to repair) vacation headquarters for:

  • GKhairKeratin Treatments the only hair-smoothing system with Juvexin, a special blend of keratin proteins (found naturally in your hair) optimized for your hair. It is truly the best way to smooth and manage your hair. These professional, in-salon treatments penetrate the cuticle to improve texture, enhance manageability, and reduce frizz for 3-5 months, depending on which treatment you get. It rejuvenates while straightening and strengthening hair, leaving it healthier and reducing styling time.
  • OlaplexTreatments Using the Olaplex system, Salon 1580 can give you the softest, shiniest, and healthiest hair imaginable. Olaplex is a bond multiplier that dramatically repairs and eliminates breakage from chemical services and leaves hair feeling amazing! Go to the beach or pool with your hair in the best condition possible to deter further damage. After your Olaplex treatment, be sure to purchase the affordable take-home treatment product (Olaplex #3) and use it weekly as directed. And ask your stylist to add Olaplex to your next chemical service for “insurance” against chemical damage!
  • Highlights – Highlights and lowlights give dimension to the hair and is more natural looking. (Just looks at a child’s hair, with all the various colors of hair throughout – Gorgeous!) At minimum, highlights to frame your face and along your part-line are essential for Spring Break and Summer for a more youthful, vibrant, and sun-kissed look!
  • GKhair Color Seal/ GK Refresh – GKhair Color Seal is like getting a "mini-keratin" treatment, PLUS it protects and seals your hair color, too, protecting it from damaging sun rays and chlorine! We also use this product for GK Refresh treatments; we advise all keratin clients to come back into the salon and get a GK Refresh six weeks after their full treatment. It’s VERY IMPORTANT to do so during the summer months, as sun, perspiration, chlorine, and salt water will deplete the keratin.  A Refresh will replace the keratin and extend your original Treatment at least one extra month.
  • UV/UVA Protectant Products: We recommend GKhair UV/UVA Shield Juvexin Color Protectant Shampoo and Conditioner and GKhair Dry Oil Shine Spray with UV/UVA Protection, all of which will help block harmful sun rays that usually cause hair color to fade, as well as cause hair dryness and split ends. Also, we highly recommend GKhair Leave-in Conditioning Cream before going into the ocean or pool to protect against chlorine and salt water. All these products are infused with Juvexin, a keratin anti-aging protein that’s specifically formulated to restore hair to its original youthful state. The shampoo contains NO sulfates or sodium chloride (many salon and drugstore shampoos contain these ingredients, which strip the hair of keratin and are generally bad for your hair) and, like all GKhair products, is also paraben-free.
  • Beachy Hair – Check out our Salon 1580 BLOG POST HERE showing how to get those gorgeous waves at home, too! (HINT: do NOT use the popular trend of adding sea salt spray to your hair to achieve this affect, especially if you get keratin treatments ... it will strip the keratin in your hair, making it very dry and subject to breaking!)

protect your hair at the beach and pool with GKhair Keratin Treatments, Olaplex, highlightsprotect your hair at the beach and pool with GKhair Keratin Treatments, Olaplex, highlights



Tips for protecting your hair while at the beach or pool:

  • Rinse your hair and liberally apply GKhair Leave-in Conditioning Cream prior to swimming to help to block chlorine or salt water from penetrating the hair shaft.
  • Immediately rinse your hair as soon as you're done swimming and apply more leave-in cream. 
  • Use GKhair UV/UVA Shield Juvexin Color Protectant Shampoo and Conditioner and GKhair Dry Oil Shine Spray, all of which will help block harmful sun rays that usually cause hair color to fade, as well as cause hair dryness and split ends. Use especially during summer months, and when at the pool or beach. (See more, above)
  • Give yourself a deep conditioning hair treatment while you are at the beach.  Once you have applied the deep conditioner to your clean, damp hair, sit outside for at least 15 minutes (all day if you want!). The heat will help the deep conditioner absorb into the hair shaft; alternately, you can heat a towel in the microwave and wrap your hair in it if you don’t want to go outside. As you rinse it out with cool water, leave a little of the product on your hair, especially the ends.
  • NEVER brush wet hair or even use a narrow-toothed comb, as it will break hair and give you split ends. Always use a wide-tooth comb, preferably a comb with rubber tips on the ends to protect your hair (a detangling comb – whether or not your hair tangles easily). Comb slowly and evenly.
    protect your hair at the beach and pool with GKhair Keratin Treatments, Olaplex, highlights
  • Remember to stay hydrated for healthy body and hair … and wear a beach hat when in the sun to protect those lovely tresses!
protect your hair at the beach and pool with GKhair Keratin Treatments, Olaplex, highlights
protect your hair at the beach and pool with GKhair Keratin Treatments, Olaplex, highlights

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If you have enjoyed reading this blog post and can benefit from it, please share it with others, and leave a comment, too! 
Thanks, and have a GREAT SPRING BREAK AND SUMMER!

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Great hair doesn't happen by chance ... it happens by appointment!
 If you are in the greater Atlanta area, call today for a consultation or appointment!
678-361-4247

________________________________

PAT ALESSI - SALON 1580


Salon Lofts   |   Lofts #11 & #13
Roswell Marketplace   |   10800 Alpharetta Hwy., Suite 240
Roswell, GA 30076 |  678-361-4247
pat@patalessihair.com  |  www.patalessihair.com



  Copyright © 2018. All Rights Reserved.  

Note: Uncredited photos were found on Pinterest or other web searches and not showing copyright credit. If an image is yours, please let us know so we may seek your permission and give proper photo attribution! Thanks!


Created by:
Susan Leonard, Communications Marketing Specialist, Writer, and Graphic Designer