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!”
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.
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!
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!
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.
It’s barely a year old, but Midtown Curls in Reno, Nevada, is already known for its down to earth vibe, all things balayage and creative color. And of course, the curls. When 25-year-old owner and nature lover, Anna Gabriella Palotai, opened the studio, she took her cue from Mother Earth, creating an atmospheric place where her clients can feel at ease with their service, and the products on the shelves.
“We are known for teaching people how to achieve happy, healthy hair, but our specialty is with curly hair textures,” she says. After spending a day with Anna and her fellow stylist, Loni Jean Lafinier in San Francisco recently, we just had to know more about this fresh, new salon and the young talent behind it! Continue Reading…
When it comes to curls, to each her own. Every ringlet, wave, swave or kink is unique to every woman. That’s why guests at Kelly Elaine Inc. in Pittsburgh, PA, receive Custom Curl Care Recommendations with every Custom Cut and Styling Lesson.
“Knowing which products to use and how to apply them to reproduce their frizz free curl style at home lets them leave empowered to care for their own curls,” says Kelly Anker, owner. “Healthy curls = beautiful curls… who doesn’t want that?” We talked to her about that empowerment, beautiful curls and the role Innersense plays in her salon.
It’s been popular buzz among beauty industry professionals since its introduction. And, the buzz is only getting louder as growing demand by consumers seeks transparency in the beauty industry. The spotlight is shining brightly on the Think Dirty app and it is no accident. Consumers want to know what ingredients are in the personal care products they are using. And, consumers deserve to know.
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.
It’s a month long celebration of love! With 29 days of love this month, maybe you’ve celebrated with some flowers or candy, or spending time with loved ones. Because we’re in love with pure, organic beauty, we’re excited to introduce you to one of our most precious Innersense beauties who shares this same love! Not only does she bring the love of everything green to a whole new level, she’s on a mission to share how an organic lifestyle can still be glamorous. Please meet Amanda Jo, the Organic Bunny!
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?
I hope you enjoy this recent email from Shannon, and how she fell in love with Innersense Organic Beauty. -– Greg Starkman, Founder of Innersense Organic Beauty
I met you at the Indie Beauty Expo in NYC while helping my friend at her table, The Good Home Company. I’m keeping my promise about providing you a review of your products.
My whole life I have been using natural products, but after finding out my husband had cancer at 46 years old, I began to really read labels on my products. I was very discouraged at what I found in my “natural” products in terms of ingredients.
Not all shampoos are created equal. And, our two shampoos, Pure Harmony Hairbath and Color Awakening Hairbath, are different from conventional shampoos. Their unique formulation, and specifiic ingredients used, creates a very different shampoo experience. “What differentiates Innersense shampoos from conventional shampoos?” is the most common question we’re asked.
Not only is this a great question, it’s also one we love to answer!
Beautiful, luxurious, and hydrated hair full of volume and shine. That is what the commercials tell you. Oh, let’s throw in that gorgeous celebrity with hair to die for. As if we really believe they are using the products they’re endorsing… Yeah right!
In recent years, a “Sulfate-Free” label has become increasingly common on the label of every new shampoo and conditioner. The term has become associated with being “healthier” and “organic” even when that is not the case. Sodium Laurel Sulfate is a harsh surfactant, found in household cleaning products and even in tooth paste. Sodium Laurel Sulfate is also a suspected carcinogen which is why consumers seek alternatives. However, not all companies making sulfate-free shampoos are truly free of sulfate compounds or derivatives.
Many people we meet are asking this very question. What’s in shampoo, and why? Consumers are looking deeper into the effects personal care products have on our body in the short and long term, plus the compounded impact such use has on our environment, too. With just a few changes in everyday habits, product usage can make a huge difference on health and the planet. Thankfully, cleaner choices are easier than ever to find but the answers are in the fine details. The front of the bottle or packaging is often designed with enticing claims to grab consumers’ attention.