It was many years ago when Morgan was a wee one toddling around our home. We noticed her thick, curly locks happily bouncing as she played with her toys or our dogs. But when her hair began drying up and changing, I realized the product we’d been using on those beautiful curls were in fact damaging them. Here’s how our beloved styling cream, Quiet Calm Curl Control, was born and how this versatile formula works on all types of hair.
Long ago, I established a routine gratitude practice. Not only have I found that it centers me to focus on what is really important in my life, it also grounds me in a way I can be truly present for those I love. If this idea is new to you, here are easy ways you can start.
In Northern California, “Indian Summer” is here. It’s hot, hot hot, one day and humid, foggy and cold the next. If you’re struggling with keeping your hair sanity while Mother Nature makes up her mind, here’s 10 summer hair strategies for the curly (and even the not-so-much) from our friend Beverly Turner of Hello Curls in Sacramento. Any tips of your own to share? Leave a reply at the end!
The hot word in the green beauty space right now is “preservatives.” Everyone is talking about it; but what’s not being said is how vital natural preservatives are in products applied to the hair and skin. It’s important to understand the facts and navigate the miscommunication and confusion; my intention here is only to share my point view. ~ Greg
Ron Suriano is a late bloomer. The owner of Moisture Salon in Schenectady received his license only nine years ago; he’s been making New York curls bloom ever since. Recently named the Curly Hair Artistry Educator of the year, Ron’s passion is both behind the chair and in front of the class. His tagline: “Where curls begin.”
“Your hair is a result of what you do with it and what you put into it,” Ron says. “If you want to change it you have to change those things.” The following is our second talk with this talented stylist and educator so intuitive he can tell what “method” you work on your coils at first glance.
Summer is officially here! While we love our fun in the sun, all that wind, heat and water can make hair brittle, thirsty and lifeless. We talked to a few of our pros – and mined our Innersense tribe – for these 6 summer hair tips with Innersense Organic Beauty.
There’s something about Portlanders. They’re foodies. They’re in love with Mother Nature. And they’re always effortlessly chic. It’s this Mother Earth meets modern hair aesthetic that Gilded Fox embraces so beautifully, and yes, so effortlessly. We talked with owner Andrea Neal-Thiessen about her Green Circle Salon, her vibe and how to stay foxy wherever you are.
Melissa Marusteri and Chelsea Daniels of The Green Spot in Phoenix are “eco chic” brought to life. Partners in the health-minded salon, the pair’s healthy hair-meets-self-care salon thrives in the flowering green beauty niche in the Sonoran Desert, home of beautiful sunsets and succulents. The following is our chat with the Green Spot Girls!
What happens when you combine your love of holistic hair with your love of art? You get Abloom Salon + Gallery in Phoenix, Arizona. A holistic place of beauty where art happens: On the walls, and in the hair. We spoke to Alejandra Martinez, owner of the stylistic space about her go-tos, being a Clean Air salon, and hydration tips for those scorching Arizona summers.
A few years ago, Lauren from Soul Connection Media took our social media up several notches. As a way to support your salon, we’re delighted to feature a guest blog post from Lauren. As always, thank you for your support and being part of our valued community. We appreciate you! ~ In gratitude, Greg and Joanne
Facebook remains the most popular social media platform where people spend 50 minutes each day. It’s a place where you likely already spend time, too. Not only is a Facebook business page today’s calling card, it presents an opportunity to build and maintain rapport with existing and new beauty guests. As a bonus, having a regularly maintained Facebook business page increases search results for your salon in Google and other search engines. Why not be there?
Is your hair just NOT working for you right now? You’re not alone. Like your body, hair takes time to adjust to changing temperatures and humidity levels. Get gorgeous Spring hair with these two quick fixes from a pair of our favorite curl friends.
According to television commercials, this is how you wash your hair: Plop a half dollar sized amount shampoo on top of your head. Scoop up your remaining hair and mash it all into a foamy cap. And scrub. That’s not shampooing with intention and that’s not how we do it around here! Think of Innersense Organic Beauty hairbaths more like a facial cleanser: Our products are packed with high vibrational plant ingredients that nourish and cleanse the hair and scalp. Our products are meant to be used with love and intention. Here’s how to get the most out of our new Hydrating Cream Hairbath and not be a shampoo commercial!
By Elizabeth, Curly Girl
I fought my curls for 40 years before I saw my first Curly Hair Artist (CHA). It took hundreds of blown-straight-first hair cuts, botched bang jobs, slither scissor catastrophes and thinning shear atrocities before Bevely Turner of Hello Curls in Sacramento set me “straight.” If you’ve been putting off a visit to a Curly Hair Artist, quit it; she (or he!) is worth every dime to make your curls rejoice. Here’s 10 things to expect from your first time with a CHA. Continue Reading…
All curls are not created equal. All curly hair is not all curly. And each curl has a mind of its own. A curl specialist knows this. Many of us with coils and ringlets do not. Luckily there are stylists like Dianne Nola to translate our tendrils into a language we understand.
“An experienced stylist is like a psychic and hair doctor in one. They ‘get you’ before you even sit in the chair,” she says. “Breathe. Go to someone very experienced. They already know a lot about your hair. The missing piece is your lifestyle and expectations.”
The Best of San Francisco just named Dianne the top Curly Hair Stylist in the Bay Area, a tremendous title to hold in a city of salons. So we had to know more about this “hair doctor”… here’s our conversation!
Curly Hair Artist Beverly Turner is the picture of health. She’s tall and lean, with a child’s laugh and gorgeous mermaid waves. You’ll see her biking through Sacramento in the morning on her way to the salon, curls clipped under her helmet. But she wasn’t that healthy 12 years ago, surrounded by hormone disrupting chemicals and respiratory irritants in cosmetology school. She fought chronic bronchitis and painful dermatitis and knew perms, additives and chemicals were the cause. So she took control of her professional life and opened her own organic salon. Continue Reading…
Texas is known for big hair, but there’s a salon near Houston known for big curly hair love. Laura McGraw Hair Studio is a haven where women (Sorry, no guys allowed!) are encouraged to embrace their crown and glory, from wavy/swavy all the way to the “tightest little precious coils.”
When we learned Laura calls three or more curls “a group hug,” we wanted to know what motivates her as a stylist, an artist and a freer of curls. “Since becoming a curl specialist, my clientele has become so incredibly diverse I could not be happier,” she says. “Let’s blur the lines one curl at a time.”
Sexy summer hair is free and flowing and happy, but easily damaged and dried by the sun and way too much fun. We hit up several of our favorite stylists, from Georgia to Australia to Nevada (and a few in between) for our first installment of “Sexy Summer Hair.” Toss these ideas in your beach bag and make every day this summer the best hair day ever.
It is a pleasure to interview salon owner Alejandra Martinez from Abloom Salon, located in Phoenix, Arizona. Alejandra’s natural approach to beauty, along with her vision to create a holistic place of beauty, allows clients to learn about natural ingredients such as oils, aloe, honey, plant infusions, herbal tea washes, salts and more. As a beauty herself, she nurtures her beauty community. Learn more from her about the importance of organic beauty products in her life and how she applies those values with her clients.