Fall Haircolor Trend Inspirations

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Autumn has arrived and is bringing its best – beautiful trees, clear blue skies, and pumpkin spice everything! Here at Salon Head Candy we are inspired by so many elements of the fall, from the stunning sunsets to the crunch of leaves under our boots. We see so much gorgeous color leave the salon and our stylists want to let you in on what’s hot for this season!


The emphasis from several stylists has been on utilizing your natural texture to its’ fullest. Robin is loving messy twists that work with that texture – knots and chignons especially for that “undone” style. Jamie and Robin both note that lived-in, comfortable color is very popular; auburn, strawberry blonde, and rooted caramel has been in high demand.
Alexis and Kristen observe muted tones being requested from clients – soft violet and sandy beige. Whether a fashion or standard color, soft subtle tones are great this time of year; they evoke the fall sky at dusk or the supple shades of morning sun. Alexis says she is very inspired by the autumn sky, the way the colors blend delicately, flowing from diffused to saturated. And if you are looking for a more bold and dramatic look, Kristen suggests our Hotheads extensions which can be custom colored to create striking dimension in the hair.

 


If drama is what you crave, try the latest creation from Tina – an “oil slick” color combo which pairs all-over black with pops of neon yellow, green, purple, and pink. Upping the surprise factor is a structured cut – any movement in the straight lines reveals a sneak peak of color. Tina and Jamie both note that angled cuts works well with color blocking – the movement of the color plays off the controlled shape of the cut. And if you prefer natural tones but still want something special, Robin suggests ashy gray blondes or super gold blondes – nothing neutral. As she says, “Why be neutral when you can have more fun?”!
Rianna suggests warming up your brunette locks with plum, crimson, cinnamon, and maple to give gorgeous dimension and shine, a sentiment echoed by Ami. She loves the glint of deep jewel colors with a dark base peeking out from under a cozy hat. Blondes have no fear – Rianna says her lighter clients often feel they “should” go dark for the fall but she says toning the hair with a cooler hue will breathe new life into your style.

 

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Even if you don’t color your hair, fall is a great time to refresh and repair bring your summer-drenched natural tresses.

Tronisha says the key is moisture and protein (please note, protein usage should be limited as too much can cause breakage). Shampoo hair with a clarifier then generously apply Arrojo Hair Repair Masque; cover the hair and let process for twenty minutes (apply heat if hair is truly damaged). Rinse, apply leave-in, and style as usual and your hair will be soft, supple, and ready to brave the dropping temperature.

 
Whether you want a drastic change or a tonal shift to make your color pop again, fall is the perfect time to try something new. Come visit us at Salon Head Candy and let us bring your locks back to life!

Spring Collection 2014

Welcome to Head Candy’s first full collection for Spring 2014!

Our entire staff got together in January for a full day of makeovers to present our favorite cuts, colors, and styles for Spring. We assembled into 4 teams and each team chose a candy as inspiration for the looks. It was an amazing day full of hard work, team building, creativity, and a showcase of the awesome talent that works here at Head Candy. We also wanted to give a big thanks to Chrissi, who did all of the makeup for every model in our photo shoot! We truly hope you enjoy our portfolio as much as we enjoyed assembling it for you!

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Team Butterscotch features the work of Kristin and Payal. For their color makeover, they lightened the model to a pale blonde and added lowlights in soft butterscotch and golden tones for depth and dimension. They finished with her cut by transforming it into a trendy short pixie with plenty of textureJanet Makeover! For their men’s look they did a super short classic fade with a defined side part, which is right on trend for 2014! It has a hint of that great vintage look that’s highly requested in the salon right now. The Butterscotch updo is their version of an updated 1940’s look with classic pin curls and Victory Rolls to coordinate with her adorable polka-dot dress! Nice job Payal & Kristin!

 

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The Candy Bar team features Alexis, Christina & Melissa. For their color makeover, they added slices of caramel highlights with great placement to really stand out when the hair is parted to the side. They also added a beautiful new chocolate base color to the hair adding amazing shine and rich dimension. They also styled her into a classic updo for the finished look, with a few soft tendrils to frame her face. Candy Bar Makeover For their men’s look they prelightened his mohawk section, toning it to a rich caramel color to really make it stand out against his natural dark base color. Bumble’s Sumotech was used to finish the style into a textured short faux hawk!

 

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Team Nerds features the work of John and Rachel. For their color makeover, they lightened the model to a pale blonde and added multiple colors of highlights in lots of candy colors. They also gave her a new shorter classic bob cut with lots of soft layers for movement. For the men’s cut they used the model’s natural texture to add the height they wanted, while cleaning up the sides and nape to a short clipper cut, keeping him groomed and polished. Nerds makeover Their updo is an oh-so-cute side bun with lots of pin-curls and a side swept bang in a super nerdy girl fashion. And let’s not forget the glasses and suspenders for nerd prowess!

 

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Team Cotton Candy features the work of Robin and Tronisha.They loved the idea of choosing Cotton Candy to feature the exaggerated texture they could get with natural curly hair, while having the opportunity to use lots of the soft pastel and candy colors that are so trendy right now in the salon, and all over the world!

For Robin’s first color makeover on Jess, the entire head was prelightened to pale blonde. Jess makeoverShe then added slices going around the head in pinks, purples, candy greens, and blues. The roots were toned to a lavendar, while the midlengths and ends were toned to a pale blonde with a hint of lavendar. She then gave Jess ultra-chic blunt bangs and a new bob, with a few long tendrils hanging over for interest.

 

For Tronisha’s color makeover on Gabby, she Gab makeoverprelightened her existing dark roots, pulling the lightener through the rest of the hair for the last few minutes of processing time in order to get rid of the unwanted brassy yellow tones. She then weaved different shades of purples, blues, and slate grays through her new bangs, while toning the rest of the hair to a soft pale blonde with a subtle hint of violet. She played with different textures on her styling, giving her smooth and sleek bangs with full blown out volume on the rest!

 

For Robin’s second color makeover, she prelightened a circular section with asymmetrical Emily makeoverplacement on the top of Emily’s head. She then added a ton of slices in various shades of fuschia, red, purple, pink, and blue, throughout the prelightened circle. The remaining hair was colored to a new deep red-plum base. Emily got a great classic Bumble blowout for those big bouncy curls that last for days!   The Cotton Candy Men’s cut features Alex from 12 oz Studios.

 

For his first style Robin picked out his natural fro to amazing height! After that he was shampooed, and Bumble and Bumble’s Curl Conscious Calming Creme was applied after the hair was sprayed with Tonic Spray! Curly hair has plenty of styling options and his hair shows it off perfectly!

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!

 

 

Service Descriptions

If you’ve never had any color services, or if you’re curious about trying something new, this is a great guide to explain many of the available options, and even give some examples of what they can look like! Here at Head Candy we truly enjoy educating our clients and even offering up a whole new world of ideas & possibilities! We’re also including some frequently asked questions!

Haircuts:
Haircuts at Head Candy always include a shampoo, conditioner, scalp massage, cut & blowdry.

FAQ: “Why does a men’s cut cost less than a woman’s cut?”
To put it simply- time. Most men’s cuts will only take about 15-20 minutes and most women’s cuts will take 30-60 minutes. Men’s cuts take very little time to style, where a woman’s hair usually requires a time-consuming and labor-intensive blowout.

We also offer a cutting service that we call a “dusting”, that is around $20-25. A dusting service is for a very slight trim of only the very bottom of the hair, in addition to a chemical service. This can be done wet or dry, and only takes 10-15 minutes. Its our little way of giving our clients a break on the haircut cost when you’re already getting a few other services done.

Styles:
Blowout– includes a shampoo, conditioning, scalp massage, and blowdry styling. An iron
charge is added for flat ironing or curling when necessary.

Semi Formal– this is a quick/uncomplicated updo.

Formal– a more detailed style or updo for a special occasion like a wedding, prom, or gala. Usually requires more curling and prep work.

These images show examples of a blowout, a semi-formal style, and a formal style from left to right.

Sweet Treats:
Our deep conditioning treatments are professional only in-salon treatments used to repair damage, replenish moisture, seal the cuticle after a chemical treatment, and replace lost nutrients and proteins. After shampooing, a professional strength customized treatment is applied to the hair and is then placed under a dryer where the heat helps to drive the treatment into the inner layers of the hair. It is then rinsed, and a leave-in complex is applied before styling. We also have an amazing Bumble Color Minded treatment, that preserves hair color for up to 8 weeks! Highly recommended for vibrant colors that usually fade so quickly!

Color:
Touch-up– A touch up is when color is applied just to the root area every 4-8 weeks. This is for regular clients that consistently maintain their color and do not need the full length of hair colored. Touch-ups may at times require a glaze or refresher for the rest of the hair.

Full Color– this is for a root-to-end color application that requires more time and product. Most first time color changes require a full color application, followed by regular touch-ups.

Glaze– A glaze is a demi-permanent color that lasts 6-8 weeks and gradually washes out of the hair. We use amazing Wella Color Touch glazes that add incredible shine to the hair and offer tons of great options! They are very low maintenance, do not require a touch up, and can even blend beginning gray!

Toners– these are very similar to glazes but are not processed as long and are applied to pre-lightened or highlighted hair.

Previously colored hair with a desire to go lighter requires that the hair is first prelightened. This would be considered a color correction service and a consultation is highly recommended.

From left to right- a full color application was needed for this first client to cover her gray and match from roots to ends. The middle picture shows how amazing a glaze can be! The picture on the right is a toner applied over the highlights to get a soft champagne blonde.

Highlights:
Accent– just a few highlights (usually 10 foils or less). Accent highlights are an amazing way to change or update your color in a really affordable way. You can add a few highlights just around the face to accentuate a new cut, or add a panel of a bright fun color! An accent highlight and touch up or glaze is our most popular combination!

Partial– a very popular service for adding a half-head of highlights.

Full Highlight– this is where the entire head is highlighted. Used for going all-over lighter or adding interest and dimension when needing a full color change.

Balayage– this is a very advanced technique and is extremely popular with most celebrities for the amazing sun-kissed look. Balayage is a technique of sweeping or painting color onto the hair without the use of foils and requires a lot of advanced education. It is a French term, meaning “to sweep” and several of our stylists are masters at this technique!

Ombre– one of the hottest color trends of the last few years and it looks like its here to stay! Ombre is also a very advanced technique of gradually blending from one color to another from the roots to the ends. We have a ton of experience achieving this very popular color look!

All of these highlighting techniques can be used to achieve the most subtle to the very boldest of colors and looks. An accent can add a bright pop of fuschia, or just a few soft, sunkissed highlights around the face. Every client gets a completely customized technique and application specifically for the looks they want to achieve. Consultations are always free and are given to every client to ensure we are providing exactly what your hair needs!

FAQ: What are lowlights and how are they different from highlights?
Lowlights is just a term used to describe adding a darker color to the hair in a dimensional pattern the same way as a highlight is added in a lighter color. Many times a combination of highlights and lowlights are added to give more dimension to hair, or lowlights are added to hair that has become overall too light or washed out.

All 3 of these images show different examples of how accent and partial highlights can give different looks with just a few highlights! Left to right: the first pic is an accent highlight panel toned in a bright green. The second is of a soft accent highlight with a glaze to blend in gray with a very subtle look. The third is a partial highlight to give great dimension to a warm chocolate brown!

Here are examples of 3 completely different looks, all achieved with a partial or full highlight. The first is a full highlight used to lighten the clients overall look, and then toned with a softer, more subtle caramel color. The second pic is a highlight added before an all-over bright red is applied to give a super hot vibrant look. The third is a full highlight and lowlight with a glaze to correct the clients bad haircolor.

Here are examples of the amazing possibilities that can be achieved with some of our more modern and advanced techniques! The first is a partial highlight toned with several different blue and violet tones. The second is a 2-part highlight technique where the hair is first pre-lightened in highlights, and then highlighted again with different tones of reds, coppers, and violet. The third is an amazing ombre transformation done on beautiful long hair.

Texture:
Wave or Curl– Gone are the days of the old-fashioned “perms” and here to stay are the many more modern techniques used to add volume, wave and curl to hair!

Keratin Express & Keratin Treatments– Used to smooth curl, tame frizz, and control wave, keratin treatments offer amazing results for clients with troublesome hair. Find out more on our page devoted to these incredible Keratin Smoothing Services!

Price Variations Explained:
When you see a “starting at” or variation of prices listed with each service, that is because the prices vary according to level of the stylist. At Head Candy, we have 4 different levels of stylists, along with 3 different levels of trainees. Here is a quick breakdown of our different levels:

Assistant– we have a strong assistant trainee program and train our assistants on every area of the salon business including shampooing, cleanliness, color, cutting, running the front desk, consultations, styling, and everything else that they will need to become successful in this field. All trainees start out as an assistant and learn to master their craft before moving up the ladder. This can take anywhere from 1-2 years. We often have our assistants apply color and glazes for us with our supervision so they can get real hands-on experience while we watch to make sure that they’re techniques are up to our desired level. We are a teaching and mentoring salon and most of our clients thoroughly enjoy being part of the coaching process!

Trainee– once the assistants start mastering the craft of hairdressing and show the amazing drive, motivation, and determination needed in this field, they can then move up to a trainee position and start taking clients on specified days and hours. Their prices are much less than a stylist since they are still in the learning phase of their career. We often have workshops and use volunteers, charging a small fee for products. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for upcoming workshops and classes if you’d like to volunteer!

Junior Stylist– this is the final level of our Assistant training program. Trainees get 1-2 days to be behind the chair as a stylist, while still working as an assistant a few days per week. They get to start taking on actual clients under the supervision of our trainers to coach them into being amazing successful stylists. They stay in this level while building up their books. The faster they build, the faster they get to be a stylist and not an assistant!

Top Stylist– these are stylists with at least 2-3 years of styling experience and are in the beginning stages of building a following. Often times stylists that leave the area or the industry for any amount of time and return to a stylist position will need to start back at this level to rebuild their following. The starting prices that you see listed are the prices for Top Stylists. Haircuts are $35, touch-ups are $40, etc. Once they build up their following and reach a number of predetermined goals for a set time period, they can then move up to the next level.

Senior Stylist– Seniors have at least 3-5 years of styling experience and are still in the intermediary stages of building a following. They have either started as a Top stylist and worked their way up, or they have come to our salon with a small client following. Most prices for Senior stylists are $5-10 above the starting prices listed. Haircuts with a Senior are $40, touch-ups are $45, etc.

Master Stylist– these stylists have at least 5-10 years of experience and are in the more advanced stage of building a following. Most have come to our salon with a large client following with prices similar to ours at this level. They are the more in-demand stylists and their prices are $10-15 higher than our starting prices. Haircuts with a Master are $45, touch-ups are $50, etc.

Master+ and Director Stylists- these stylists have 10+ years of experience and have a large client following. Most have come to our salon with a large following and their prices are at the top levels of our menu. Master+ and Director stylists haircuts are $55, touch-ups are $50, etc. These stylists are in high-demand and have tons of experience in the field.

All of the stylists here at Head Candy are selected by the owner based on their talent, skill level, experience, professionalism, creativity, and passion for our industry. You don’t ever have to question or worry about the level of skill of our stylists. Unfortunately in this industry, there are tons of salons out there that hire beginning stylists that just don’t have the experience. Head Candy is NOT one of those salons! Every stylist at every level in our salon is truly talented, and was hand-selected by the owner to be the best in the area. If you’re on a tight budget and still want exceptional work at really affordable prices, we suggest asking for a Top or Senior stylist. You can’t go wrong here!

We hope this guide helped you to get a better understanding of the services available, as well as the prices on our menu. As always if you have any questions or suggestions, please don’t hesitate to contact us!

Holiday Gift Guide

The holidays are quickly approaching 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!

 

 

 

For the Last-Minute-Please-Help-Me-Gifts:InStyle-May-2013
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!

Hair Models Needed!!

We are seeking hair models for upcoming photo shoots! 2

We are looking for 5 male & 5 female models willing to have their hair cut and colored for photo shoots. 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.

Serious and experienced replies only please. Pay based on experience and look. av3

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, rates, along with a brief bio and state what you are willing or are not willing to do with your hair.

Looking to do a complete shoot on January 26-27, along with other possible dates.b2

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

The Best Hair Brushes

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!

Hot Hair Color for Cool Fall Weather

Been thinking about a change in hair color for Fall & Winter? The best new hair colors are jenanistonmulti-tonal and can be low in maintenance but high impact even with just a subtle change! In keeping with the season’s runway themes, all of the looks are totally customizable and unique to the individual!

Bronde Baby!

The perfect combination of blonde and brown hues, gisellebronde 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 more 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 & nicolerichieNicole Richie!

Hot tips for getting the bronde look-

  • 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 Fall’s hot hair color trends are truly endless! We absolutely love everything that the Fall 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!

Top Ten Myths vs Truths About Hair

Top 10 Myths vs Truths About Hair

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!

 

Top 10 Myths vs Truths About Hair

Top 10 Myths vs Truths About Hair

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!