NEW! Uberliss Smoothing System Intro Deals!

It’s HERE! The moment you’ve all been waiting for!
This revolutionary smoothing system is only at Head Candy!

That’s right!! We are the ONLY salon in the entire area certified and offering this amazing smoothing treatment in awesome package deals just in time for those humid summer months! Book your appointment now because we know these spots are going to book up FAST!

 

Get Straight, Get Smooth, Get Frizz-Free!

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Get softer, smoother, more manageable hair with Head Candy’s NEWEST smoothing system!
  • Superior shineUberliss_HeadCandy_salon-82W
  • Humidity resistant
  • Lasts 3-4 months (or more!)
  • Formaldehyde free
  • Methylene Glycol free
  • Not tested on animals
  • Safe for all hair types

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Head Candy is the FIRST salon in the entire South Jersey/Philadelphia area to offer a smoothing system that is fully customizable! You can now keep your volume and waves while reducing frizz and some curl, or you can still go for that stick straight look! Head Candy can customize this system for each individual client!

Every client gets frizz and curl reduction with superior shine, reduced styling time, amazing softness, and truly life changing results!

We spent the past 6 months researching to find the best product on the market and this is it!

 

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Special Introductory Head Candy Smoothing Packages Include:

  • Full consultation to examine hair and customize treatment
  • Uberliss treatment of your choice
  • Uberliss shampoo to take home
  • Haircut/trim to keep hair in optimum health
  • Uberliss treatment package starts at just $229!
  • Uberliss Ultra package starts at just $279!

 

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Go from frizzy, curly, uneven waves, to smoother, softer, shinier hair in just a few hours! Reduce styling and blowdrying time significantly! This amazing treatment is humidity resistant and will stay smooth and shiny even on those super humid days! No more worrying about the weather or bad hair days!

 

This treatment and photoshoot was done in July on an extremely humid day with a rain storm on the way! (The rain even forced us indoors for the after pictures!) Look at the results in the picture to the right! The model’s natural hair became more and more frizzy the longer we stayed outside in the humidity. The side that was treated with Uberliss stayed perfectly smooth and shiny ALL DAY!

 

 

 

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Just look at the side-by-side comparison!
Superior shine, humidity resistant, does not damage the hair, and is safe for color treated or previously smoothed hair!

  • No harsh fumes
  • NO formaldehyde or hidden aldehydes
  • YES there is a customized treatment for afro textures!
  • YES there is a customized treatment to keep your volume!
  • YES even fine hair can get this treatment!
  • NO you don’t have to only get stick straight with this treatment!

 

Book a FREE consultation to find out more!!

 

 

 

Hair: Alexis
Makeup: Rianna
Model: DeAnna
Photographer: Andrew Zamzuki, Zamzuki Digital

 

 

 

Who is it for?

  • Clients that want any reduction of frizz and curl
  • This service is the most customizable of all the treatment options and can get hair the “flattest” or can still leave hair with volume!
  • Safe for color-treated hair
  • This service is not recommend for clients with overly-damaged hair

How long does it last?
3-5 months, depending on hair type, lifestyle, maintenance and adherence to all aftercare instructions. Has been shown to last even up to 8 months!

What is the maintenance?

  • 72-hour waiting period before hair can be wet or washed.
  • Must avoid making any impressions on the hair with pins, clips, elastics, bands, ponytail holders, hats, sunglasses, etc for the first 72 hours.
  • Avoid using shampoos and products that contain Sodium Chloride and sodium lauryl sulfate.
  • Avoid salt water and chlorine (the ocean and swimming pools, hot tubs, etc.)
  • We recommend Bumble and Bumble’s Straight, Hairdresser’s Oil, Color Minded or Uberliss Shampoo.

What are the benefits?

  • Smoother and silkier
  • Straighter and shinier
  • Blocks the effects of humidity
  • Easier and faster to blowdry

With each treatment and with proper at-home maintenance and products, you can actually build-up the keratin on the hair strand to keep the hair even smoother over time. The Uberliss shampoo and conditioner also help build up extra keratin into the hair!

What is the cost and service time?
This service starts at $199 for the regular treatment and $249 for the Ultra. The price is increased based on the length and density of the hair; there is a density charge per ounce of extra product used.

This treatment takes approximately 2-3 hours.

Any other useful info?
We recommend getting the treatment done approximately 1-2 weeks after and 1-2 week before a color service. The cleansing shampoo can make color fade so try to plan and schedule getting your smoothing treatment 1-2 weeks before you are due for a touch-up, then we can refresh your color with your touch-up appointment!

We always highly recommend getting a hair cut since the hair does lie differently after a smoothing treatment and split ends will be much more visible.

The treatment can be done as often as every 6 weeks.

It is not recommended for pregnant or nursing women. Although it has not been found to be harmful, Head Candy takes the health of our clients and their unborn/newborn children very seriously and will not take the risk!

 

 

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Top Ten List of Hair Myths and Truths

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We made a list of the ten most common hair questions that we hear from our clients on a daily basis here at Head Candy and we wanted to take some time to clear things up! Here is our top 10 list!

 

 

 

10. Hair must be washed every day.tonic

MYTH! While bathing or showering every day is certainly a great idea, we do not recommend washing your hair every day! Three times per week is plenty but every other day is just fine as well. Don’t forget that hair is a fiber much like wool or silk. Think about that comfy wool sweater you have that starts to look worse and worse with every washing. If you have long, thick, coarse, or curly hair you can go even longer in-between washings. These hair textures tend to dry out and become frizzy due to lack of moisture. If you have an oily scalp, make sure you are using the proper shampoo that is meant to correct any scalp or oily issues and try to retrain your scalp by washing every other day. We love Bumble & Bumble Tonic shampoo for any oily or itchy scalp problems!

9. Trimming your ends will make your hair grow faster.masque

MYTH! Typical hair grows about ½” per month and trimming your ends won’t make your hair grow any faster. We still suggest getting regular trims to keep your hair looking and feeling healthy, but the only real factors that affect hair growth are genetics, hormones, diet, and the overall health of your scalp and hair follicles. To keep your ends from getting split or broken, avoid using heat from irons and blow dryers. If you do use heat on your ends regularly we recommend using products that protect your hair from those elements and doing shampooa regular moisturizing treatment to keep in good condition. Bumble and Bumble Quenching line is amazing for keeping your hair moisturized and there are quite a few great styling products that do double duty of helping to style and protect your hair from heat. When trying to grow hair, we love the Revita shampoo and conditioner to keep your scalp and follicles at their optimum levels.

8. You can’t get your hair colored during pregnancy.

MYTH! Head Candy is always concerned with what our pregnant and nursing clients are exposed to in the salon but no studies have ever proven that hair color is dangerous for a developing fetus. We only use the highest quality hair color in our salon and all of the services we provide are completely free of formaldehyde. Please be sure to inform your stylist if you are pregnant and all of your concerns will be addressed. There are still plenty of options available, including our amazing Wella color glazes, which are perfectly safe for everyone and they are totally ammonia-free!

7. Wearing ponytails will cause premature baldness.home_display

TRUE! This may be surprising to most people but this is somewhat true! While an occasional ponytail won’t cause any harm, frequent super tight ponytails could lead to traction alopecia. Traction alopecia is a form of gradual hair loss caused by stress, tension, and regular pulling of the scalp and hair fibers. This type of alopecia can happen to anyone but is more common among women of color who wear their hair pulled tightly in braids, ponytails and extensions. Even parting your hair the same way for a long time can cause the part to widen which is another form of traction alopecia. The same goes for headbands, rollers, and excessive heat. Try using less tension in your ponytail and changing the way you part your hair every few weeks. And don’t forget to take your stylist’s advice on changing styles and shampoo and product recommendations!

6. Washing hair in cold water will make it shinier.shine

MYTH! Hair does not actually contain any living cells so it does not react to hot or cold water. The myth comes from the belief that cold water will make the cuticle, or outer layer, of the hair close so that it lays flat and helps to reflect light. Cold water will not close the cuticle layer of the hair- that requires a pH balancer to restore the hair to its most natural pH level. Many of the in-salon services can close down that cuticle layer, including toners, glazes, and several conditioning treatments. If you’re looking to add shine to your hair, we recommend getting a Wella glaze or glossing service which can even be done in a totally clear formula if you don’t want to change the color of your hair. We also love Bumble and Bumble “Let it Shine” shampoo and conditioner for at home use to get your hair extra shiny!

5. Hair loss and baldness comes from the Mother’s side.revita

MYTH! You can still blame your maternal grandfather for some of your hair loss but he can no longer take all of the blame! Research has shown approximately 200 different genes that regulate hair growth, coming from both sides of the family. There are also many other reasons why we lose our hair or go bald including diet, environment, sun damage, hormones, and several others. At the first sign of hair loss you need to start a regimen of using shampoo, conditioner and treatments specifically designed to help keep the hair that you have and prevent further loss. We carry the Revita line of products that are 100% guaranteed by the manufacturer. And talk to your stylist about the best ways to care for your hair and scalp.

4. Exposing your hair to sunlight is the best way to get natural highlights or lighten your hair.B1CK_152x358

MYTH! This is a total myth! UV rays are just as damaging to hair as they are to our skin! Those powerful UV rays can cause hair to lighten, but can also cause your hair to fade and can burn your scalp! Hair is not a shield or protective barrier between the damaging sun and your sensitive scalp. With so many safe and affordable ways to lighten up or add eye-catching highlights to your hair, don’t risk the permanent damage that can be caused by the sun! Instead, opt for a subtle accent highlight that starts at just $20 and take home the amazing Bumble and Bumble Color Minded products with UV protection!

3. Your eyebrows should be the same color as your hair.

MYTH! The most natural look is for eyebrows to be 1-2 levels darker than the hair on your head. While you certainly can color your eyebrows to closely match your hair color, keep in mind that our eyebrows shed about twice as fast as the time needed for a root touch up. Most touch-ups are done every 4-5 weeks but eyebrows will need touched up in about 2 weeks. Even platinum blondes shouldn’t lighten their brows too much or you’d end up looking like you don’t have any brows at all! Keep your brows a bit darker and instead opt for filling in brows with a lighter colored pencil or powder.

2. If you’re planning to wear an updo for a special event, your hair should be slightly dirty.weddings

MYTH! This statement may cause many debates, even among different stylists and so-called magazine experts but at Head Candy we say it is a myth that dirty hair works best for formal styling! The main problem with this statement is that nearly every person has a different definition of the word “dirty”. Even though freshly washed and conditioned hair tends to be too soft for the texture and grip needed for doing a formal style or updo, we would rather just add that grip ourselves with products. We have no idea what products you are using at home and unfortunately most non-professional products are not meant to be layered. They can cause flakes or white spots when brushed out or touched with a hot iron. Once that happens there is no way of fixing it except to wash the hair, which then adds on a blowdry service at a cost of $30 & up, and adds an extra 30-45 minutes to the service time. We have the most amazing Bumble and Bumble products which stand the test of time all while layering, applying heat, and brushing backstage at NY Fashion Week and through countless shows and photo shoots. Most non-professional products can’t do the things that our products can do, which is why we use them. We are professionals that know how to make hair do what we need it to do. So we recommend coming to your updo appointment with clean dry hair. Use very little conditioner so your hair isn’t too soft, but leave the other products to us!

1. I Wouldn’t Look Good with Short Hair.

MYTH! There are so many different styles nowadays that anyone would look great with shorter hair! We just love when celebrities help to inspire our clients by cutting off their hair and sporting those modern, hip, and super sexy pixie cuts! When you have a great stylist you can easily trust them with helping you choose a short crop that would suit you perfectly. Be sure to start saving pictures of all the short styles you crave so we can get an idea of exactly what you’re looking for. Take the time to ask lots of questions and pay attention to the styling and products used to go with your new do. Whether you decide to go gradually shorter or just take the plunge and get a dramatic new makeover, we know you’ll love the freedom and ease of a great new short haircut!


The World’s Best Hair Brushes

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Clients constantly ask us how to duplicate the amazing blowouts they get in our salon oprah01so here are our expert recommendations for the best tools to maintain those looks at home!

The Best Brushes
Not every brush is created equal. Picking the right brush for your specific needs and making sure you get a good quality brush are both important for styling your hair and for keeping it in good shape. Don’t skimp here- using a poorly made or broken brush on your hair can not only damage your fragile locks, but can also pull it from your scalp.

 

The Wet Brush
For detangling wet hair we love The Wet Brush!  The Wet Brush is super soft and has wetIntelliFlex bristles. They detangle hair with ease, without tugging or pulling and reduce split ends and hair loss. Rated 5 stars on Amazon!

Salon Head Candy always carries The Wet Brush in a bunch of fun colors!

The Wet Brush $12.00

 

The Best Round Brushes in the World are… Ibiza!InStyle-May-2013
There is just no comparison! Ibiza round boars hair brushes have been voted as the best brushes by countless beauty experts, stylists all over the world, and users on Amazon, who have given them 5 star ratings for years. The Ibiza round brush was just voted a 2013 Best Beauty Buy” from InStyle Magazine, among many others!

The EX Series is the most innovative design in ergonomics in a round brush EVER and comes in 4 sizes. They are super lightweight and easy to maneuver with extra dense reinforced boar for high performance styling.

More Boar Bristles = more shine, volume, and possibilities.

Salon Head Candy is proud to carry these amazing brushes in all 4 sizes, ordered directly from the manufacturer in Spain!

EX2 Small 35mm $44.00
EX3 Medium 55mm $44.00
EX4 Large 65mm $46.00
EX5 Extra Large 80mm $48.00prod_mo05_image

And don’t forget the Mahogany Oval Boars Hair Flat Brush, perfect for long hair, coarse hair, and extensions! $42

 

Ceramic Brushes
Ibiza also makes the most amazing ceramic brushes on the market! They spent 2 years testing every ceramic brush around and the Yolles Ceramic brushes out-performed every one!

The Yolles brushes have Ionic Nylon Bristles that distribute negative ions for faster drying time leaving hair softer, shinier, and more humidity-resistant. The ergonomic non-slip rubber handle keeps the brushes super lightweight, causing less stress on your wrist, reducing hand fatigue. They are a seamless one-piece design with no gluing and no gaps where most brushes usually get hair caught & snag. They are recyclable with a Ceramic Carbon Fiber Barrel that eliminates frizz & is anti-static.

Available in 3 sizes: Small 33mm, Medium 43mm, Large 53mm $35.00

Stop in the salon any time to learn more about all of our favorite tools, or book an appointment for a blowout and let us give you a lesson in styling your hair at home! Also keep an eye out for our next blowdry bootcamp styling class and video!

 

2014 Wedding Packages

Make your most important day even sweeter with Head Candy!wed

Salon Head Candy is excited for our 2014 Weddings! We are preparing the entire staff for a great year of weddings and we love staying on top of the latest trends, while perfecting our techniques of the classics!

We have a highly skilled full staff of makeup artists and hair stylists that are reliable, professional, and extremely talented. We are knowledgeable and experienced with being camera-ready, using makeup and hair products that look great on film, even in HD! We have experience in bridal, artistic, and commercial photo shoots, hair shows, and even New York Fashion Week. We can accommodate any size wedding party and event!

We also have 4 stylists that are completely certified in Hotheads extensions, along with 2 stylists that are experienced with clip and sew-in extensions, which can all add a world of possibilities for your special day!

Although we do have quite a few weddings already scheduled, we still have plenty of room weddingsavailable and are now taking appointments for the 2014/15 wedding seasons! Our Saturdays book up very quickly so reserve your day as soon as possible!

We are also very excited to have Jillian Kathryn Photography as one of our preferred wedding photographers! Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions on our wedding services, or to book your contract meeting. We know how much work goes into planning a wedding and we work just as hard to make your wedding day beauty the least of your worries!

 

In-Salon Bridal Services

Ala-Carte Services
Although packages are really the most cost-effective way to go, we do offer ala-carte services for the bride, wedding party members, moms, and wedding attendees. Ala-carte services are only available in-salon.

Makeup Just Eyes $20
Full Makeup $30
Lashes $10
OPI GelMani $30
Blowout $35 & up
Flower Girl $35
Updo $55 & up
Bridal Updo $75 & up

 

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The Candy Hearts Packages are small bundles of love (much like the real candy hearts) available for those that like ala-carte options, or for those with smaller wedding parties. These packages are only available in-salon.

For the Bride: $225 ($250 value)
OPI GelMani (French incl)
Hair & Makeup Trial
Hair & Makeup on Wedding Day (lashes incl)

For the Groom: $40 ($58 value)
Hair cut
Neck Shave
Eyebrow grooming
Men’s manicure

For the Bridesmaids: $100 each ($125 value)
OPI GelMani (French incl)
Formal Updo & Makeup on Wedding Day (lashes incl)

For the Moms: $90 each ($105 value)
OPI GelMani (French incl)
Blowout & Makeup on Wedding Day (lashes incl)

 

Chocolate Kisses Package $400 ($455 Value)Hershey_Kisses
The Chocolate Kisses Package is the perfect sized package just for the Bride, Maid of Honor, Mom and Flower Girl! This package is only available in-salon.

For the Bride:
OPI GelMani (French incl)
Hair & Makeup Trial
Hair & Makeup on Wedding Day (lashes incl)

For the Maid of Honor:
Formal Updo & Makeup on Wedding Day (lashes incl)

For the Mom:
Blowout & Makeup on Wedding Day (lashes incl)

For the Flower Girl:
Blowout with curls or formal updo on Wedding Day

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In-Salon or On-Location Bridal Services
The packages listed below are available for both in-salon and on-location weddings services. On-location wedding services may require a travel fee or added fees for holiday bookings. Please set up a time to come in for a meeting to learn more about on-location packages.

Bon-Bon Package $550 ($645 Value)Cake BonBons (2)
The Bon-Bon Package is the perfect package for a small wedding party including the Bride, 3 Bridesmaids, Mom and Flower Girl!

For the Bride:
OPI GelMani (French incl)
Hair & Makeup Trial
Hair & Makeup on Wedding Day (lashes incl)

For 3 Bridesmaids:
Formal Updo & Makeup on Wedding Day (lashes incl)

For Mom:
Blowout & Makeup on Wedding Day (lashes incl)

For the Flower Girl:
Blowout with curls or formal updo on Wedding Day

 

Jordan Almonds Package $675 ($780 Value)jordan-almonds
The Jordan Almonds Package is a great way to include the entire wedding party, including the Mother of the Groom, and without a flower girl.

For the Bride:
OPI GelMani (French incl)
Hair & Makeup Trial
Hair & Makeup on Wedding Day (lashes incl)

For 4 Bridesmaids:
Formal Updo & Makeup on Wedding Day (lashes incl)

For Mom:
Blowout & Makeup on Wedding Day (lashes incl)

For Mother of the Groom:
Blowout & Makeup on Wedding Day (lashes incl)

 

Gourmet Truffle Package $875 ($1000 Value)truffles
This package is the most luxurious all-inclusive package, just like those gourmet Truffles! It is the perfect package for large wedding parties. It includes 6 bridesmaids, a flower girl, Mom and Mother of the Groom. This continues to be our most popular package!

For the Bride:
OPI GelMani (French incl)
Hair & Makeup Trial
Hair & Makeup on Wedding Day (lashes incl)

For 6 Bridesmaids:
Formal Updo & Makeup on Wedding Day (lashes incl)

For Mom:
Blowout & Makeup on Wedding Day (lashes incl)

For Mother of the Groom:
Blowout & Makeup on Wedding Day (lashes incl)

For the Flower Girl: 
Blowout with curls or formal updo on Wedding Day

 

FAQ’s:

Will I get a full hair consultation?headpiece

All of our packages include a full bridal trial, including hair and makeup. This will help us to get a good feel for your hair and if the look you desire will work for your hair type. It also gives us a chance to discover if any extensions will be needed, and if your chosen hair pieces, accessories, and veil will work, leaving you plenty of time to order or exchange anything that isn’t working. 

What if I’m not sure of how to wear my hair for my wedding?

Your meeting and your trial are opportunities to ask for advice and suggestions. We have an updated portfolio here on our website, along with a printed portfolio in the salon. We also have a great guide in the salon that gives suggestions on how to wear your hair depending on your dress style and neckline. You can also take some time to gather inspiring photos online and you can email them to us. Once you sign your contract with us, we make a folder just for you and your wedding, saving your contract and all important information that we need to be prepared for your big day. Any images you email to us are printed and put in your file.

How long before my wedding day should I book my trial?IMG_4729-L

We recommend approximately 2 months before your wedding day. This gives you plenty of time after your trial to order any necessary accessories, book your other appointments including touch-ups, highlights, waxing, etc.

How long before my wedding day should I have other services done?

For color, highlights and trims, we recommend 1-2 weeks. This will ensure that your color is fresh for the big day, while leaving any time needed for emergencies or color changes. For waxing services we recommend 5-7 days, which lets your skin be fresh and smooth for the day of, while ensuring that any redness or swelling has time to go away. For GelMani’s, you can have this service done the day of, or within 5-7 days.

Why are ala-carte options not available for on-location weddings?

Doing on-location weddings requires a lot of time and planning to make sure we are fully prepared with everything needed for all of the services. Some services are just not available out of the salon due to the amount of products and equipment needed, like the GelMani. We are also taking time out of a normal work day to leave the salon and our regular clients in order to travel to your location. The amount of services booked needs to compare with what can be made by working in the salon for a day. There are just too many variables with ala-carte services, and it is much easier to be organized and prepared when we know exactly what we are doing the day of your wedding!

Do I have to wear my hair up on my wedding day?

No, you can wear your hair in any style that suits you and your wedding. Most brides and bridesmaids prefer to wear their hair up so they look more formal, and they don’t have to worry about “messing” with their hair for the entire day and night. Keep in mind what the weather is going to be like on your wedding day, and how well your hair will cooperate with the weather. If you’re having an outdoor ceremony, wearing your hair down runs the risk of having it blow around during your vows if it’s windy. You also risk things like humidity wearing down your curls, causing frizz, or falling flat. These are all important things to consider when choosing your hairstyle. We will give recommendations based on your wedding date, hair type, and typical weather patterns during the different seasons.

 

How should I have my skin and hair prepared for my big day?

Arrive to the salon or to your location with clean, dry skin, wearing only your usual moisturizer. Please make sure you have removed all remnants of makeup from the day before and don’t wear any foundation, mascara, or concealers. Please also arrive with clean, dry hair. If your hair needs to be blown out straight for your updo, please either arrive with it blown out or include a blowout when booking your appointment. Blowouts are not included with updos, so be prepared to do this yourself, or to pay extra for a blowout the day of. DO NOT arrive with dirty hair and DO NOT put any products in your hair. It is a huge myth that dirty hair works best for updos! We don’t know what products you are using at home and most non-professional products are just not made for layering or for excessive brushing and styling. Having products left in the hair runs the risk of causing flakes the next day which look terrible when trying to achieve a beautiful updo. Please arrive with clean, dry hair! And don’t forget a button or zip up top!

 

 

The Hottest Hair Color Trends

Been thinking about a change in hair color for Winter? The best new hair colors are jenanistonmulti-tonal and can be low in maintenance but high impact even with just a subtle change! All of the looks are totally customizable and unique to the individual!

Bronde Baby!
The perfect combination of blonde and brown hues, bronde is perfect for those blonde clients who are tired of the “bleach blonde” look and desire a darker shade of blonde with more dimensional highlights. It can also look great on dark hair clients who want to try out a lighter color!

Bronde is our favorite way to add gisellemore interest and dimension to our overly lightened blonde clients and is an amazing way to get the best of both worlds! You can still have those light blonde pieces you crave around your face & the top of your hair, while still maintaining a base color closer to your natural color. Its even a great way to blend away those pesky grays!

Celebrities that are making Bronde hot right now… Jennifer Aniston, Giselle & Nicole Richie!

Hot tips for getting the bronde look-nicolerichie

  • You can gradually go darker by adding some lowlights with your next touch-up
  • Balayage techniques are a great way to go from ombre to bronde
  • Start letting your natural color grow in while adding some face-framing highlights with a glaze in-between the foils to soften the blonde.

 

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Chocolate Brown with Golden Caramel Highlights!
Brunettes should never feel left out when it comes to adding some fun seasonal changes to their hair color! If your hair is light brown you can sometimes feel like your hair is too flat or mousy and if your hair is dark brown, you may think that you don’t have any options. Never fear, you have tons of beautiful choices no matter what shade of brown you are!

How about adding some thin ribbons of warm golden or caramel highlights to your natural color. You can even add jenlthese in the interior of your hair, away from the roots to create interest without worrying about the maintenance of a typical highlight.

Or try getting some lowlights if your color is light brown. Adding some balayage lowlights along with some golden highlights can take your hair to a whole new level with no damage to the hair, no line of demarcation to worry about touching up, and it can add an incredible amount of shine!jesb

Celebrities making chocolate look so yummy this season… Jennifer Lopez, Jessica Biel & Jessica Alba

 

Hot tips for chocolate lovers-

  • You can easily blend away that summer ombre with a simple glaze! Pick a shade 1-2 jesalevels lighter than your natural color & 1-2 levels darker than your ombre!
  • Peekaboo panels in a caramel color look amazing on brown hair!
  • Dimensional brunettes always look better than flat brunettes!

 

 

Plum & Cherry Cola!rhianna
Plum browns and cherry cola browns are absolutely gorgeous and can look amazing on any skin tone if chosen correctly! These colors are highly customizable, allowing you to be as subtle or as bold as you want to be (or as your day job will allow!)

Plum browns have a more violet undertone while Cherry Cola has a dark rich red undertone. These colors both look beautiful on natural brunettes, even those with naturally dark brown/black hair.

With so many options there are endless shades of both and why not try them all on? These shades can lanaeasily be made with our low-maintenance Wella glazes, especially if you just want to test it out for 6-8 weeks & let it gradually wash out with no touch-up required!

We highly recommend spicing up your hair with one of these awesome colors!

 

Celebrities making us crave Plums & Cherry Cola… Lana Del Rey, Cheryl Cole, Rihanna & Julia Roberts

Hot tips for cherry cola & plum cher2cravers-

  • Growing out that summer ombre? Adding a plum glaze over the entire head will give a subtle look to your darker roots while making those blonde ends look bright purple! We say go for it!
  • Add a bright red peekaboo panel hidden underneath that new cherry cola for a truly cherry treat!
  • Both of these amazing tones can be done with a demi glaze that gradually washes out in 6-8 weeks! A great way to try it out for those afraid of commitment!
  • Keep your natural color and juliago for a few carefully placed lowlights in a plum or cherry cola color!
  • Get an accent highlight a few shades lighter, adding lowlights in plum and add a demi glaze all over in cherry cola for a truly awesome dimensional pop of color that’s as unique as you are!

 

The possibilities for Winter’s hot hair color trends are truly endless! We absolutely love everything that the season has to offer and can’t wait to help you choose the best new trend for your hair! As always, consultations are free and we would love to discuss your options with you! Enjoy a few more inspiring celebrity pics and a few of our recent client images that are on-trend!

 

Locks of Love Cut-a-thon!

We’re having a cut-a-thon for Locks of Love! lol1

Join us on Saturday, March 8 from 12-3pm and get a FREE haircut with a Locks of Love hair donation!

Limited spots are available so be sure to book your spot ASAP!

Spread the word and help us book up all 33 spots!

To qualify for a free haircut you must donate at least 10″ of unbleached hair.

 

Just what is Locks of Love?

Locks of Love is a not-for-profit organization that provides the highest quality hair prosthetics to financially
disadvantaged children with medical hair loss. Most recipients have lost their hair due to an auto-immune condition known
as alopecia areata, which has no known cause or cure. Others have suffered severe burns, radiation treatment, or any number
of dermatological conditions resulting in long term or permanent hair loss.

The custom-made, vacuum fitted hairpieces we provide don’t require tape or glue. Instead, they fit like a suction
cup, displacing air underneath to create a vacuum seal. Approximately 150,000 hairs are injected by hand into the silicone base, all of them from donated ponytails (about six to ten). Each hairpiece takes four months to complete and is designed for those with a complete loss of scalp hair.

Locks of Love meets a unique need that goes beyond superficial beauty. The children wearing these hairpieces have
lost more than their hair; they suffer from a loss of self. We hope to help provide a foundation on which children can
rebuild their self esteem, and regain the normalcy in their everyday lives that the rest of us take for granted.

Our organization relies on financial contributions from the general public and from private foundations
to help cover program costs.

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Hair Models Wanted

We are seeking hair models for an upcoming photo shoot on January 27th! 2

We are looking for male & female models willing to have their hair cut and colored for Head Candy’s 2014 Collection! If you are not willing to have your hair cut & colored please do not apply!

Take a look at some of the images we have posted here to see the types of models and hair color, cuts and styles we are looking to achieve!

Must meet the following requirements:

Male models must be 5’8 to 6’ tall, be in great physical shape and be very photogenic.

Female models must be 5’7 to 6’ tall, dress size 0-6, and be very photogenic.

Must be willing to have hair cut and colored and be open to dramatic change. These ab4shoots will be used for video tutorials as well as print ads, magazine submissions, contest submissions, and online marketing.

Must be able to provide own wardrobe for different looks depending on shoot themes. Looking to develop on-going relationships with some of our favorite models so please be reliable.

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Tattoos and piercings are totally acceptable so alternative type models are encouraged to apply!

To be considered, please send a recent head shot and full-body shot, along with a brief bio and state what you are willing or are not willing to do with your hair.

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Send information to: salonheadcandy@aol.com with “Hair Model” in subject line.

The Hottest Nail Trends!

The Must-Have Manicure is now available at Head Candy!opi4

Head Candy is featuring the OPI Gel manicure- the chip-free, ultra-shiny, instantly-dry must-have manicure!

OPI recently introduced its breakthrough GelColor, full-gel lacquers that are applied just like regular nail polish but which dry in only a few minutes under an LED light. The result: they last a minimum of two weeks without chipping. OPI GelColor is a professional only service that is unmatched by those other cheap brands!

All of your favorite and classic OPI colors are available as a long-lasting GelColor! “Lincoln opi1Park After Dark”, “I’m Not Really A Waitress”, and “Malaga Wine”!

Our amazing and super sweet stylist Kristin Pellegrino is completely certified by OPI to perform and train our other stylists in the proper way to perform the GelColor service! She also offers amazing nail art designs and even the classic and well-loved French manicure- all in the awesome OPI GelColor!

The stylists here at Head Candy know the typical woes of manicures way too well! Our hands are constantly in water, shampoo, conditioner, hair products, and we wash them quite often- causing most manicures to last only a few days! But we are all so in love with the OPI GelColor and are ecstatic to now offer the service in our salon! (You might often see your stylists taking breaks to try out a new color in-between clients!)

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Here are some F.A.Q’s about the OPI GelColor:

Is GelColor a hybrid system?

No. GelColor is a 100% gel color which means it wears and protects like a gel, and stays shinier longer than any other gel available. GelColor Base Coat does contain both gel polymer and solvent-type polymers for faster removal.

How long will a GelColor service last?

Two-plus weeks, depending on the condition of your nails and how you use your hands (e.g., exposure to chemicals, texting, typing, housework, picking, etc.).

What could cause the product to lift or peel?

• Improper nail prep
• Hands frequently in water
• Product applied on weak, thin nails
• Natural nails too long, or very soft and flexible

Is the LED light safe?

Gel manicures and pedicures have been available, and safely used, in salons for more than three decades. Today’s new-generation gel systems are easier and faster to use and safer than ever. Significantly, these types of products have been found safe by the Expert Panel on Cosmetic Ingredient Review. Moreover, the exposure every second or third week from today’s newest and fastest gel lights is only three or four brief intervals of 30 seconds each. One gets more exposure spending a couple of additional minutes a day outdoors.

OPI GelColor is a glorious break from reapplying polish every two days and is only $30! And wanna know the best part? We’ve also added it to our Candy Rewards program and you can get an OPI GelColor service free with only 800 points!

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Don’t forget to book your OPI GelColor with your next appointment! Get it done while your color processes to save time!

And check out our gallery of the hottest trends in nail designs!

Curly Hair!

We get a ton of requests asking for more information on curly hair including how to style curly hair, what products to use for different types of curly hair, how to reduce frizz, and how to tame unruly curls. Help for curly hair is in such high-demand and we are dedicating this post entirely to curls curls CURLS!!

We’re also working on a few videos to add to our YouTube channel so be sure to head on over there to get some great tutorials on curly hair styles!

The Cut
The first step to getting a great look for curly hair is to get the right cut. This step is essential in getting the right shape for your specific type of curls. Many women with long curly hair complain that it tends to fall flat and straight on top, while having a lot of curl towards the ends, giving an unflattering triangle shape. This can easily be remedied by having a great cut with proper layers to help remove weight from the bottom, allowing the root area to not be dragged down. Some curly types may need to be cut when the hair is dry to see how it lays naturally. Each type of curl is unique to the individual client, and this dictates the type of cut that is needed. No 2 heads of curls are exactly alike, and no 2 heads of curls should be cut the same way. Once you have a great cut you’ll need to invest in the right products for your hair and curl type.

 

The Products…
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Having the right products, designed to moisturize, protect, and accentuate curly hair are imperative to getting the desired result. Not every head of curly hair is the same and neither is every curly hair product! African-American hair may tend to be more curly and dry compared to hair of other ethnicity’s. Because the curl pattern is tighter, it can prevent the natural oils of the scalp from flowing down the hair strand to moisturize at the ends. If possible, try not to shampoo your hair more than once per week for this type of hair.

Here is a breakdown of several amazing products meant to bring out the best in your curls!

Shampoo
Choosing the right shampoo for your hair type and curl type is a big part of ensuring that you retain the right moisture balance in your hair. You don’t want to use any harsh cleansers that strip the hair of natural oils. We strongly suggest not washing your hair more than a few times per week regardless of the shampoo you’re using. These are the 3 shampoos we recommend for curly hair.

Curl Conscious Smoothing Shampoo: $23smoothingshampoo23
This is an ultra gentle shampoo that helps to smooth and tame curls, add shine, and control frizz. It contains Transglutaminase, which helps to form curl-enhancing bonds, that give shapely, soft curls. It also contains an exclusive moisture complex and glycerin, which help to promote the absorption of moisture, locking it into the hair. This is the shampoo for all types of textures and curls with no guesswork needed.

 

 

Color Minded Sulfate-Free Shampoo: $29colorminded_shampoo_large
If you have curly hair that is also color-treated, the Color Minded shampoo is also a worthy option. Sulfate-free cleansing helps prevent color washout while revealing lustre. This is an ultra-mild cleanser that protects and prolongs color, while adding mild conditioning. It contains a few long words (Polyquaternium-7, Polyquaternium-10, Phenyl Trimethicone) that are used to condition and help with ease of combing, along with a combination of methicones to lock in color. Highly recommended for our brightly colored curly clients.

 

Creme de Coco Shampoo: $24cocosh
This is a super rich, luxurious shampoo perfect for curly hair that craves extra moisture. It’s extra-mild, with a blend of moisture-rich Coconut and Murumuru Butters to help restore sheen & softness, improve flexibility and minimize frizz. Contains Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil & Extract and Palm Tree Butter to add moisture and shine, Milk Thistle Extract to protect, Hydrolyzed Wheat Starch to restore elasticity, body and moisture. If your curls seem to be super dry and frizzy, we highly recommend this amazing shampoo!

 

Conditioner
Curly hair loves conditioner and seems like it just can’t get enough! The problem for a lot of clients with curly hair is that you may be afraid of conditioner if you have flat or limp, lazy curls, or fine hair. You get a great curl pattern on the midlengths and ends, but it falls flat on top. That doesn’t mean you can’t use a conditioner, or that you can only use light conditioners. That problem is easily solved with the right conditioner, the right cut, along with styling products and techniques. These are our picks for curly conditioners and masques.

Curl Conscious Conditioner: $24smoothingconditioner24
This conditioner is perfect for most curls! It has a nice amount of moisturizers that turn tangles into tendrils, yet isn’t too heavy, and has curl-enhancing ingredients, making it the perfect curly conditioner. The conditioner also has Transglutaminase, that wonderful ingredient that forms curl-enhancing bonds, and a patented Moisture Complex that includes Glycerin for moisture & water retention, Panthenol/Pro-Vitamin B5 for sheen & manageability, Trehalose to reduce frizz and flyaways, Hyaluranate to regulate humidity, and Polyquaternium-51 that helps to define curls and prevent frizz. When in doubt and not sure exactly which is right for you- all curly heads will love this conditioner!

Creme de Coco Conditioner: $25cococo
A moisture-rich conditioner that softens, adds shine, improves flexibility, and tames frizz. Contains Coconut Oil and Extract to add sheen and moisture, Palm Tree Butter for incredible moisture, Milk Thistle to protect, and Wild Olive Seed Oil to soften. If you need a conditioner with more weight and with as much moisture as possible, this conditioner is a winner. Not for those clients afraid of falling flat!

 

Extra Helpers

Leave In (Rinse-Out) Conditioner: $24leavein
An amazingly versatile product! Use as a rinse out conditioner or mild detangler, or leave it in hair as a styling aid to moisturize, tame frizz & soften without weighing hair down. Great for all hair types! Rinse out of super fine hair, or work a dab through your hair and stop there for a natural look or give it more structure or texture (or both) with additional products. Contains Vitamin E and Pro-Vitamin B5 for moisture and smoothness. Makes a great base product for very coarse hair types, before using other products, or stands alone for softly defined curls without extra weight.

Curl Conscious Nourishing Masque: $27nourishingmasque27
Give yourself a weekly or monthly conditioning masque to help keep moisture locked in, repair dry hair, and protect. This deep conditioning masque softens texture and helps curls feel fabulous without adding weight. Contains the same great curl-enhancing ingredients as the Curl Conscious shampoo and conditioner, and is the perfect monthly masque for even the finest curls!

 

Creme de Coco Masque: $27cocom
Your weekly or monthly ultra moisturizing masque. An indulgent masque with a trio of tropical butters which bestows intensive moisture, softness, silkiness and gloss. Contains Astrocaryum Murumuru Seed Butter to restore softness, improve flexibility and minimize frizz, Shea Butter for mega softness, and Mango Butter for tons of moisture. Leave on over night if your hair is super coarse or really thirsty. Not suitable for fine hair.

 

Styling…
Now is where the real fun and customization begins! African-American hair can certainly benefit from using the right styling products, but be careful not to use too much. If you only shampoo your hair a few times per week, use any styling products sparingly to prevent product build-up. Also keep in mind that Bumble and Bumble products are really concentrated and a little goes a long way. You can always add more product, so start with a little and add as needed. Wear a silky scarf wrapped around your hair to sleep on those in-between days, it will help keep your hair in great shape for the next day! And don’t forget regular trims to keep those damaged ends away and keep the amazing shape of your curls!

Tonic Lotion: $20 B01J_152x358
Tonic Lotion is our recommended start to curly hair styling. It has a blend of herbs, vitamins and Tea Tree Oil that replaces moisture, soothes, detangles, and enhances the performance of products. Used right out of the shower to detangle and prepare hair for styling, or in-between shampoos to dampen and reactivate products already in hair. Also a great scalp elixer for dry or flaky scalps. This is Step 1 in the styling routine for every curly head!

 

Curl Conscious Defining Creme: $29definingcream29
This amazing curl creme helps to support soft, fine curls that tend to droop, keeping them shapely and resilient. It keeps the hair moisturized while reducing frizz and flyaways, regulates humidity and improves elasticity. Won’t weigh down your hair & keeps your curls looking bouncy and beautiful!

 

Curl Conscious Calming Creme: $29calmingcreme29
Smooth, soften and loosen tight curls that tend to frizz, while keeping them tamed and defined (without crunchiness). The perfect curl creme for more coarse hair types that need the extra weight to calm them down and define them without the crunchy feeling of a gel.

 

 

Curl Conscious Holding Foam: $28B0X8_152x358
For a bit more hold and defined structure, we love Holding Foam! Keep curls together regardless of heat or humidity with flexible, durable hold. Has great curl retention and memory, while controlling frizz and humidity.

 

 

Styling Creme: $25stylingcreme
This is a truly versatile product that can work like a mousse or a gel and was voted as a Best Beauty Buy in 2011 by InStyle Magazine! Love it for its versatility and simple strength – slick back, add body, lift roots or define curl. The more you use, the more it holds – wet or dry. Great for any hair type. Work through damp hair and style; use it with heat (like a mousse) to create manageable volume, or without (like a gel) for control. Reduces static, provides UV protection, retains moisture, and adds body and fullness.

Defrizz: $27defrizz
It does what it says (and more): protects against frizz, acts as a barrier to humidity and leaves hair soft, silky and flyaway-free. Anyone can use this amazing product, it’s good for curls and frizz-prone types. Use on damp hair to define curl and control frizz (blow dry or let dry); on dry hair to add sheen, control flyaways and add movement. Can use in combination with any other products!

 

Curl Conscious Reactivating Mist: $25reactivatingmist25
Reawaken soft waves or tame hyperactive curls – perfect for mid-morning touchups (and evening revivals). Perfect for all curl types looking to refresh curls throughout the day. Mist anytime throughout the day to tidy and refresh curls (use last when layering with other products). Great for extending the life of your style and extra day or two!

 

 

Get these looks, created with these amazing product combos!

tonic and defining creme
Jennifer has fine, loose curls. To get her look, prepare hair with Tonic. Work Curl Conscious Defining Creme through hair, while diffusing, scrunch & twist sections into buns, holding until dry; then shake out.

 

 

calming creme and reactivating mist
Sabrina has course, tight curls. Work Curl Conscious Calming Creme through hair, beginning at the nape, moving forward. Lift & squeeze curls as you go. Dry with diffuser or under a hooded dryer. Restore bounce the next day with Reactivating Mist.
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Kendra has fine, medium curls. Prepare hair with Tonic Lotion. Work Curl Conscious Defining Creme through hair, squeeze while letting air-dry.

 

 

 

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Chanel has Fine, Wavy Curls. Dispense a bit of Holding Foam in palms to activate, work through hair. Twirl, cup & squeeze curls into shape while diffusing. Finish with Defining Creme on select pieces, shaping as you apply.

 

 

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Sarah has course, medium curls. Dispense a bit of Holding Foam in palms to activate, work through hair. Twirl, cup and squeeze curls into shape while diffusing. Restore bounce the next day with Reactivating Mist.

Holiday 2013 Gift Guide

The holiday shopping season is here and we all know how fast time flies when you have gifts to buy! We’ve done a lot of the work for you, in fact, we have made it so easy that you can just order these items online or stop in to Head Candy. We’re including things for her, for him, for your boss, and for those that already have everything. You can thank us later for saving you the trip to the way overcrowded mall & big box store parking lots!

Here’s what fascinates us!

 

For the girl that loves jewelry:
Vintage-inspired or ultra-modern jewelry from Baublebar.com. Our faves include the Neon Deco Spike Drop earrings ($28) and the Pave Links necklace ($38)! If your girl likes shine then she’ll also love the Bumble “Let it Shine” line! Shampoo, conditioner and shine spray!

 

For the Cat Lover:
Head on over to Urbanoutfitters.com and pick up the Plum & Bow Cat Shelf ($39) or the adorable Coal the Kitty Beanie ($42)! They’re just purrrfect!

 

For the Man That Has Everything:
Your man is one with classic, refined taste. He probably enjoys a bit of luxury but likes to keep things simple. We recommend clicking over to Nordstrom.com and indulging him in the Movado Large Bold watch at $350, or the Bose Soundlink Bluetooth Mobile Speaker at $299. If his taste in Scotch is also refined, try finding a bottle of Dalmore King Alexander III single-malt Scotch whiskey for around $200. The bottle alone shows your good taste! You can also get him a gift certificate for a great haircut, along with Tonic Shampoo and Grooming Creme. The perfectly simple combo for great men’s style!

 

For the Techie in Your Life:
We all know one of those super techie types, or the guy in our life that wants to be (or is) a DJ. Go pick up a classic vinyl at a yard sale or thrift shop and add it to the gift bag with one of these cool finds! Nordstrom.com carries the Beats by Dre Solo headphones that are sure to please at under $200. They also have an amazing Thule Macbook Pro attache case for $79. Urbanoutfitter.com has these super fun Headphone Bookends for $39. Don’t forget a bottle of that funky, swigging Plantation Village 2000 Jamaican Rum ($40). And we highly recommend Seaweed Shampoo and Sumotech for that perfectly undone hair!

 

 

For the Drinker of…
For the caffeine addicted coffee drinker, make sure they have a really nice French press. If they already have one they’ll love a new one, if they don’t have one they will thank you! And we mean thank you A LOT! It is a perfect gift and is a totally affordable wow factor! We love the Bodum French Press Coffee Maker from Surlatable.com priced at under $30! For the lover of all things beer, this 8-piece Beer Tasting Glass set from RedEnvelope.com at just $40 is a great gift to help him drink all his favorite beers in their best-suited glass. It’ll help kick his beer loving taste up to a higher level! And finally, for the wine lover that also loves to entertain, these adorable Wine Appetizer Trays, also from Red Envelope, are just the cutest and most helpful gift for a perfectly priced $40!

 

For Anyone:
No fear, we’ve got a few gifts that can help with that too! Here’s a few really fun & awesome gifts that are sure to please any of your quirky friends & family! Any girl at any age would love to have a personalized Gem Monogrammed Wristlet from Anthropologie.com, and the best part is that it’s only $28! Affordable enough to get for a few of your fave girls! For those in your life that never forget a card or postcard, this absolutely adorable set of Mercy Cards from SetEditions.com is the cutest $12 you’ll ever spend and they’re sure to send you one since they never forget a “Thank You” card! Whether this person on your list is an entertainer, a busy mom, an artist, or just an eclectic decorator, they’ll definitely love the Chalkboard Table Runner from Anthropologie.com for $42!

 

 

For the Unique Ones:
If they already have everything or if they say they want “nothing really”, here’s a few truly unique and quirky gifts that will make them think of you every time they see it, and they’ll be sure to giggle a bit too! Head on over to Amazon.com and get The Art of Fixing Things. An awesome and clever gift at around only $12. Makes a great gift for Dad, your brother, boyfriend, or the handy woman that swears she doesn’t need help. Even your not-so-handy husband will appreciate the gesture! We’re also crazy about the Tetris Light Up LED Lamp from ThinkGeek.com! You can stack it any way you want & it lights up as soon as you start connecting the pieces together! Seriously the most fun $40 you’ll spend all season! Last, but not least, is the Hoodie Pillow! Its like a snuggie for your head! Its only $20 from HoodiePillow.com and is great for the frequent traveler, frequent napper, or anyone that already has everything! Their next plane ride will be so much more tolerable!

 

 

 

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Don’t worry- we’ve got ya covered! We have convenient holiday hours to help with those last-minute purchases when you REALLY don’t want to fight the parking lots! Check out our home page for updates on salon hours! We have gift certificates available in any increment! Everyone loves gift certs & they’re perfect for literally anyone on your list! We also have a huge selection of stocking stuffers including travel sizes of Bumble & Bumble products, Spray Chalks in 4 awesome colors, and Wet Brushes, all starting at just $7! We can even help you pick out the best hair products specifically for them, and we’ll even bag it up in a beautiful Bumble bag with holiday tissue paper! Don’t forget- we carry Ibiza brushes- voted the world’s finest brushes by countless beauty magazines and voted as the top brush on Amazon! Trust us, you’ll make someone special a very happy person to get these gifts!