Protect your hair from the sun.

May 22nd, 2015

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Hello Reno! Summer is upon us and as we enjoy the beautiful Nevada weather protecting our skin becomes a priority.  But what about your hair?

There are hair products out there with an SPF of 8-10. The products that specify that they have SPF in them are the best bet. The ingredient known as Octyl Methoxycinnamate is a protectant and if you read the labels some products have it in them.

Some hair care companies will advertise that their products will protect against the sun, but they have no SPF in them what-so-ever. It’s very important to read labels and know what exactly you are putting in your hair.

Products rich in vitamin A,C, and E are great for protecting your hair from free radicals (pollutants) that harm your hair. The best way to prevent sun damage is to wear a hat and limit sun exposure. Happy hair equals happy summer!

“because let’s face it gorgeous hair is the best revenge”

Untangling the Truth about Round Brushes.

May 9th, 2015

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Round Brushes… WHAT?

 Why is it round?  How do I even use a round brush? What kind of brush is right for my hair? If you’ve ever had any of these questions, today is your lucky day the mystery of the round brush will be solved!

First the size is a HUGE factor of what length of hair you have and what look you want to achieve.  Here are some size tips:

3/4″ to 1 1/4″

Is the smaller barrel and is perfect for shorter hair and will provide great lift and curl.

1 1/4″ to 1 3/4″

This is the medium sized barrel and is great for long hair for semi-loose curls.

1 1/4″ to 1 1/2″

This size of brush will have a more open bristle which creates volume with short hair. You can also run it through your roots with long hair to achieve more volume.

1 1/2″ to 2″

The large barrel creates great waves and curves for long hair and also a great amount of volume when brushed from the crown to ends using a rolling motion.

Add the Surface Jump Mousse to the roots and the volume will last all day!

Using a round brush isn’t easy and the first few times might feel awkward. Like anything else, learning takes a few times before it gets easier.  We hope this helps clear up any questions you may have had about the brush that is round.

“Because let’s face it, gorgeous hair is the best revenge.”

http://www.beautystoponline.com/Round-Brush-Sizes-What-Size-Should-I-Use-s/180977.htm

The Do’s And Don’t’s of Washing Your Hair!

May 2nd, 2015

hair-wash_1623709cMany articles, and probably even your stylists continue to talk about the importance of your hair washing routine, but what really is the proper way to wash your hair? Should we wash everyday, every other day? Use the same shampoo, or switch things up? Let’s hear what the experts say:

Less is More- The truth for healthier looking hair, and for a longer blowout is not washing the hair everyday. Some experts say to go 2-3 days between shampooing your hair for the best look. To help your hair stay clean, and non-greasy they recommend a Dry Shampoo.

One is Best- Switching shampoo’s is not better for your hair. If anything it does not do much anything different.

Shampoo on top, Conditioner on Bottom- When washing, focus the shampoo more on the roots to cleanse and the conditioner on the shaft and ends to help maintain moisture and give that shiny look.

Conditioner is Good!- Some people think conditioner only makes their hair greasy and does more harm than good, but that isn’t true. As mentioned before it is good for the ends of your hair, however you should not put so much on the roots of your hair. Natural Oils are healthy and will help condition the roots, so too much conditioner will overwhelm them.

 

All these great tips, and more can be found at http://www.goodhousekeeping.com/beauty/hair/tips/a19894/mistakes-washing-your-hair/scientficihttp://renoblowdrybar.com/wp-admin/post-new.phpally

Pick up your own Dry Shampoo at the Reno Blow Dry Bar during your next visit!

“Because, let’s face it, gorgeous hair is the best revenge.”

Ficcare

March 27th, 2015

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Jennifer Aniston, Ellen Pompeo, Kate Beckingsale and Reno Blow Dry Bar all have something in common, our love for Ficcare Clips!

Ficcare is a family owned company that produces Hair Pins, Barrettes, Pony Holders, Hair clips, and so much more! What makes them so special? Our favorite thing about the Hair Clips is that they do not leave a dent in your hair, which makes them perfect to sleep in! Another awesome fact about the clips is variety of ways you can wear them! Partial Updo, and a French Twist are just two of the styles. Along with the rest of the Ficcare products, the clips come in many different sizes and colors. Other companies have tried to produce similar products but Ficcare is so unique there isn’t any other clip that comes close to it.

Our stylist suggest uses the clips to help maintain your blowout, or for days when you don’t have time to receive a blowout. Ficcare clips are not hard on your hair so they won’t leave a dent or even damage your hair!

Make sure to purchase your Ficcare Clip at your next appointment, or go to http://www.ficcare.com to find out more about these amazing products.

 

“Because let’s face it, gorgeous hair is the best revenge.”

How to Make your Blowouts Last Longer

February 21st, 2015

Love your blowouts and want more? Here are some handy-dandy tips to make your blowouts last longer!

thst1. Dry Shampoo

Spraying Dry Shampoo on the scalp is one of the best things you can do to maintain your blowouts! The Dry Shampoo will absorb the oil that has built up that makes your hair look greasy and dirty. (Pick up your bottle of Trinity Dry Shampoo at Reno Blow Dry Bar)

2. Be careful when you sleep.

During your sleep so much happens with your hair. For one, most people sleep on cotton pillows which are really hard on your hair. Stylist, for Lifestyle Mirror, say the best thing to do is to sleep with a silk or satin pillow case. They will reduce the friction on your hair. Also during your sleep, you sweat and that sweat will cause moisture in your hair, which is a huge way for your style to get destroyed.

3. Stay clear from moisture.

Any kind of moisture is upsetting for your blowout. If you need to shower, wear a really good shower cap and don’t make the water hot enough to steam the bathroom. Also, going to the gym, or even sleeping like mentioned before will cause sweat and moisture. Do your best to prevent moisture!

4.Shine it!

After the Dry Shampoo and a day or so of wear, the shine that your hair had on the first day might have faded away. So to perk up your blowout and give it salon look everyday, spritz some shine spray to your hair. But remember, a little goes a long way.

 

For more tips on how to keep your blowout looking fresh check out www.lifestylemirror.com/howtomakeyourblowoutlast

 

“Because, Let’s face it, gorgeous hair is the best revenge.”

Short Hair Don’t Care

February 14th, 2015

With the seasons changing, the latest hair styles do too! Long luscious hair will always be a favorite and a desired look but what about the opposite? It seems as if short hair is making a way into the fashion world. What is it about that short pixie look that is making women across the nation chop off their long locks?! Maybe it has something to do with the different variety of styles you can do with it, or the shortened amount of time it takes to look great! Here are a few of the hottest  Short Hairstyles that are becoming more popular this year!

The Original Bob-

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Pixie Cut-

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“A” Line-

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Long Bob-

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Asymmetric Bob-

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A big misconception we hear a lot from clients is,” I have short hair, I’m not sure there is much you can do to style it.” As you have now learned, there are so many different things you can do with short hair. So remember next time you are thinking about getting your hair styled, here at Reno Blow Dry Bar, Short hair don’t care, We love all styles and will have you looking amazing no matter the length of hair.

 

“Because let’s face it, gorgeous hair is the best revenge.”

Check out http://www.latest-hairstyles.com/short/straight.html for more short hairstyles, and tips on how to style them!

December 12th, 2014

 

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A common question all stylists are asked is, “ How can I fix my split ends?” The answer isn’t as simple as a quick remedy, and most likely cannot be entirely prevented. Split ends can occur for many reasons, too much shampoo, fried hair, or even prolonging visits to get your hair cut can do the deed. Once you figure out which cause pertains to you, the fix can be found.

Style and Beauty experts for Oprah magazine give great advise to prevent split ends.

  1. Use a Moisturizing Shampoo, and Conditioner
  2. Rinsing with cool water to seal the hair
  3. Combing your hair with a wide-tooth comb
  4. Shine serum, to put over the split ends
  5. Using a heat protectant before using hot tools

Another aid to preventing spilt ends and keeping your hair looking healthy is Moroccan Oil. Stylists at Reno Blow Dry Bar, Love this product and highly recommend it.

“Because let’s face it, gorgeous hair is the best revenge.”

 

http://www.oprah.com/style/Hair-Advice-How-to-Prevent-Split-Ends

December 5th, 2014

AAA+damaged+hair Myth Busters: Hair Edition

It seems with the growth of DIY sites such as Pinterest and Tumblr on the rise, new hair remedies are being created left and right! The question is, can you trust them?? After doing some research, Woman’s Day found the answer to the biggest hair theories!

#1: Cutting your hair regularly, will make it grow faster.

MYTH- “ Cutting ends will prevent damage and encourage stronger, healthier hair, it doesn’t tell the roots to grow faster.” Jenny Cho, Professional Stylist for Suave.

#2: You can’t die your hair while you are pregnant.

MYTH- The hype about avoiding hair dye while being pregnant should be steered to avoid hair dye’s containing Formaldehyde. Not all hair dyes contain this, such as henna-based dyes. Dr. Amy Burkett, MD, a ob-gyn director, does recommend avoiding all hair dye products during the first trimester of pregnancy, but has not found a study to prove hair dye is dangerous during the remaining trimesters.

#3: If you have greasy hair, skip the conditioner.

MYTH- Greasy hair is the over production of an oily substance that is produced by the tissues on the scalp. Conditioner is not the cause of the greasiness, and skipping it won’t help. What is recommended is to use a a clarifying shampoo on the roots and then apply conditioner to the middle of your hair, avoiding lather it on the scalp. Dry Shampoo can also be applied to dry hair. ( Check out Trinity Dry Shampoo which we sell at Reno Blow Dry Bar)

All of these myths, and even more, can be found at, www.womansday.com/style-beauty/beauty-tips-products/8-hair-mythsdebunked-123658

“Because, Let’s face it, gorgeous hair is the best revenge.”

Waterfall, Fishtail, Braids, Braids, Braids

November 14th, 2014

It’s a favorite among, teens, little queens and moms around! Braids have taken the hair world by storm and they are here to stay. Braids can accent a hairstyle or be the main thing. They are great for on the go, or for Friday nights fashion shows. However, they take some practice to master. If you are looking for a tutorial on how to do a certain braid, Pinterest is a great resource and also many websites will give you step by step instructions. Check out www.princesshairstyles.com. They have weekly videos to help and the cutest braid ideas!

Two of our stylists at Reno Blow Dry Bar, LOVE the Fishtail braid. They recommend it for occasions like skiing on the weekend or a day of shopping with friends!

Totalbeauty.com list the 5 easy steps to create the perfect fishtail!fishtail-braid-steps-700x614

1.Create a low pony tail

2.Divide your pony tail into two equal sections

3.Begin weaving

4.Keep it even

5.Tada!

Or if you’d rather just be pampered and have someone else do your braid, come see us at Reno

BlowDry Bar, we just added a Braid Bar to our services!

“Because, lets face it, gorgeous hair is the best revenge.”

Attack of the Frizz

November 1st, 2014

With the crazy weather we have in Northern Nevada, we never know what to expect or how to prepare our hair!! Thankfully Cosmopolitan, has advice on how to prevent the most dreaded of all hair disasters; Frizz!! Maybe you are part of the lucky few that don’t have to panic when the humidity hits but for you other ladies, this is definitely an article to read.

Shampoo &Conditioner- This is the big one!! Using the right shampoo for your hair type is the first step in not only preventing frizz, but also protecting it and keeping it as healthy it could be. Nexxus, Biolage, and Dove are recommended by Cosmopolitan.

Lightweight serum or oil- The article lists Moroccanoil as a great way to help limit the flyway’s! This humidity repellant is so great we even use it at Reno Blow Dry Bar. Stop in and grab a bottle for yourself!

 The Brush- Like the shampoo, the type of brush you use is very important. A Boar Bristle Brush, “which will help lock the hydration in from the previous products you used and keep any humidity out.”  (Cosmopolitan.com)

Anti-frizz Hairspray- To finish, and to fully protect your hair, lock it in with an Anti-Frizz aerosol hairspray.

ALSO,  here are at Reno Blow Dry Bar, we have a special service known as the Agave Treatment. This treatment reduces 100% of the frizz for up to twelve weeks!!

 

Let’s stick together and BEAT THE FRIZZ!

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“Because let’s face it, gorgeous hair is the best revenge.”

http://www.cosmopolitan.com/style-beauty/beauty/how-to/a24487/how-to-deal-with-frizz-when-its-humid-out/