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!
Chances are, if you’re a curly girl in the North Shore area of Massachusetts, you know Cala Renee Salon. You know it because her curls caught your eye and you just had to stop and ask where she goes. Then your curls stopped traffic for another curl friend and on and on. This is Cala Renee hair. It is everywhere.
“We have grown so much in our learning,” Cala Renee says. “New products are coming out all the time that help us further in our journey of changing lives one curl at a time!”
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.
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!
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?
It’s finally starting to warm up here in Northern California (bye bye, rain!), so of course we’re thinking beach waves and sun-kissed style as the mercury begins to climb. To celebrate the pending heat wave we’ve gathered a few of our favorite Spring to Summer hairstyles from our Instagram feed and how to get the look with Innersense Organic Beauty. What summer hair trends are you looking forward this sunny season?
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!
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!
Jessica Guster knew she wanted to be a hairdresser when she was eight years old. Her mother was a stylist, and Jessica was drawn to how happy people where when they came for their appointments. The Dalton, Ohio, artist had been styling hair for over a decade when she fell in love with textured hair six years ago. Now a Curly Hair Artist, next year Jessica opens her own studio, a curly girl sanctuary for the women she says she’s blessed to work with.
Take an East Coast transplant and move her out West. Take a former Loreal and Schwarzkopf education director and move her to Carmel, then Salinas, California. Throw in gorgeous, rolling green hills, some of the nation’s most verdant farmland and a growing awareness of organics, in farming, in eating and in lifestyle choices. There, you’ll find Kristen King, curl whisperer and owner of Ringlets and Roots, an intimate boutique salon that specializes in curls, color, greener product lines and wow results in the heart of “America’s Salad Bowl.”
It’s a common question I hear: “What products should I use to protect my hair?”
This very question comes from my Beauty Guests who regularly use heat styling tools, including curling and flat irons, and the hair dryer. Hair trends come and go, but heat styling remains a key to achieving the latest in-style look.
It’s been a long-standing marketing technique for companies to come out with heat protectant products. These conventional products are loaded with silicones and plastics, which are meant to cosmetically add shine to hair, yet consumers don’t realize the true effect these ingredients have on hair.
“Moisture” is a word that seems to be used on a daily basis when talking about Curly Hair.
As owner and curl specialist of Moisture Salon in upstate NY in Schenectady, I took the leap and attended cosmetology school ( I call it beauty school. Showing my age!). Seven years ago I told everyone that one day I would open a salon named Moisture Salon. Why that name? Because moisture is key to healthy hair and that’s what I am about: healthy hair. Not only curly hair but hair in general. I just never imagined that my dream and vision would happened early in my new career. I opened Moisture Salon 3 years ago in May 2013. The only addition to the name was “where curls begin”. I never imagined my salon would cater to curls only.
So let’s talk about the importance of moisture in textural hair.
Let’s take a look at 5 insightful tips for dry, flakey and itchy scalp.
Dry itchy scalp can be a true nuisance but even more, white dandruff flakes can be a bigger, more visible problem. As a hairstylist, I am often asked: why do I have dandruff? And, more importantly, what can I do about it?
When Elizabeth came to our office for a business meeting, it was exciting to share our company, products and philosophy with her. As a beauty industry professional, it was a delight to learn she loves all kinds of beauty products, too. After discovering this, I couldn’t help but offer her a hair care detox challenge. I asked her to try our Innersense Organic Beauty products for 14 days and report her findings.
Are you ready to let your hair down and have some fun this summer? Wavy, “beachy” hair is a hot look, but it can leave your hair a hot mess. Chlorine, sun and heat can be tough on hair, so what’s a beauty to do?
“Don’t stress,” says Joanne Starkman. Our California-based Founder knows hair; she has worked in the industry since 1989, “By being proactive and planning ahead, you’ll be able to successfully maintain the health of your hair in one of the toughest seasons for tresses. A few simple steps will keep hair looking great well into winter and will save you money at the salon.”
Here’s her seven tips to keep hair healthy and sexy this summer: Continue Reading…
Have you considered your hair as a living breathing part of oneself? Yes, hair can certainly be considered a fashion statement, or an accessory to a stylish outfit. Yet hair really is so much more!
Think of your hair as a plant. It needs water and nutrients to stay healthy and alive. Just as a rosebush or a fruit tree needs to be properly pruned, your hair, too, needs this same proper attention.
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.