4 Steps to Fabulous Fall Hair!

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We spend tons of our time and money updating our wardrobe for the upcoming season, why not spend a little more on your hair?! After all the summer fun (i.e.  sun, salt water, and chlorine) your hair needs the TLC! Here are four steps to revamping your hair for the fall!

Step 1. Post-summer strands are dry and brittle and your color is probably faded from overexposure…we have a couple of suggestions for you.

  • Get a glaze…

A glaze differs from permanent color; think of it like a refresher that also adds shine. You can either get a clear glaze or add a bit of tint to it to refresh the existing color. The process takes about half an hour to apply the color and process. Ask your Relish stylist for more details!

  • If you’d like to try a simple take-home product, we recommend Eufora Beautifying Serum which is a lightweight, fast absorbing oil blend that brings faded, dull, damaged and dry hair back to life while providing frizz control, softness and shine.

Step 2. Change up your color! Are you warm or cool?

  • Your skin’s undertones can help you decide if a cool (platinum, silver or ash-toned) or warm (gold, auburn or strawberry) shade will look best on you. Here are a few ways to help you determine whether you’re warm or cool:
    • Check the veins on the inside of your arms; if they are blueish, you are cool; if they are greenish, your skin tone is warm.
    • If you look better in silver jewelry, you’ve got cool undertones; and if gold jewelry is more flattering on, you are warm.
    • Girls with warm tones lean to clothes that are orange, yellow, brown, warm red and off-white. While cool-tones girls favor purple, pink, magenta, blue-green and blue.
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Step 3. Add bangs…

  • Update your do with some fun and fringy bangs! Not sure which bangs work best for your face shape and features? Here is a baseline:
    • Blunt…Square face, high forehead
    • Angled…Round face, square hairline
    • Micro…Oval face, balanced features

Step 4. Try razored layers! Especially with bobs, this layering technique can totally change up your look! It will let you achieve loose, lived in texture with minimal effort.

  • To enhance the shape and texture of your razored layers, we recommend Eufora’s Details Dry Spray Wax which is all the benefits of a wax in the convenience of a spray for versatile wet or dry styling. It will give you that 2nd day hair look without the greasy feel.
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Our favorite cut and color trends of 2015

Have you been considering changing up your haircut or color? Check out what our stylist at Relish have chosen as their favorite trending styles for this year…..

Erin: Pastel Colors

Light pastels are not just for the 20-somethings! Try Erin’s recommendation for a new trending summer look! She says “I love this new trend that Helen Mirren has started for older women and if you are not sure about the all over color, try a few pastel face framing highlights or even an ombré!

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Justin: Full, thick perfectly trimmed bangs

Justin is fantastic with cutting thick, bold bangs especially on women with longer hair. He recommends “when blow drying your hair at home start with soaking wet bangs then dry from the top of your bangs and use a round brush to add a little volume from underneath then brush the bangs side to side a few times while still drying then blast a little cold air from your dryer and a small spritz of hairspray (Eufora’s frizz control finishing spray works perfectly for bangs with light hold AND frizz control) to set the style, this will give you those perfect voluptuous and evenly spaced bangs.”

This style can be seen on celebrities like Taylor Swift, Beyoncé Knowles and Alyssa Milano!

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Clay: Rose gold hair color

Clay loves to do gorgeous red tones especially paired with short bobs like the style worn by Emma Stone. This style looks great on nearly all skin tones and is great for women who want to make a statement but don’t want to go for the unnatural tones. He says “to help maintain a vibrant red you should rinse your shampoo and conditioner out of your hair with cold to luke-warm water, the hotter the water the faster the red will fade!”
This style can been seen on celebrities like Rihanna and Amy Adams

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Corey: Ombré highlights

Corey’s favorite trending style this year is ombré highlights. Tons of celebrities are rocking this look for the summer! Corey recommends getting a great leave-in conditioner (like eufora’s nourish leave-in hydration) for post-color maintenance specifically focusing on the ends of your hair. He says ‘the key to keeping that rich color on the ends is to maintain moisture!” This style can be seen on celebrities like Jessica Alba, Khloe Kardashian and Olivia Wilde.

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Sarah: Face framing highlights

Sarah is super talented with highlights but especially with the trending summer style of face-framing highlights, seen on celebrities like Jessica Biel, Sarah Hyland, and Julia Roberts! Sarah says “face-framing highlights not only enhance your facial features, it can also make you look younger! Caramel highlights one to two shades lighter than your base color will warm up your skin, then style with some beachy waves to finish the look!”

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Natalie: Dapper Dan Man

Natalie’s favorite trend for this summer is the men’s style you have seen on celebrities like Ryan Gosling, David Beckham and Justin Timberlake. She says “the key is keeping more length on the top and shorter on the sides and you can swoop it to the side with a little pomade (like eufora’s hero molding paste) for a classic look or get a little wild and rock a pompadour!”

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Marjorie: Asymmetrical bob

Marjorie is excited about the current trend of asymmetrical bobs. She says “they are so fun to cut and the style is so versatile, it can be designed around many different face types and hair colors.”
You can see this look on celebrities like Victoria Beckham, Katie Perry and Keira Knightley!

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Dexter: Embracing your naturally curly hair

Dexter loves embracing and maintaining his client’s natural curl. He says “It’s all about the products that you use, I recommend eufora’s smooth’n straightening balm for a softer look and the sculpture light styling glaze for a more firm and defined look. Apply to damp hair by scrunching up to the roots and then drying with a diffuser!”

See this look on celebrities like Alicia Keys, Janet Jackson and Sarah Jessica Parker!

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Growing out your pixie cut

Pixies are not forever! You’re in good company (I think of Jennifer Lawrence and Anne Hathaway) if you are looking to take it to the next level….Modern-Pixie-Cut

6 – 8 weeks post pixie: Your first haircut during the grow-out stage should not be a full cut – ask to simply taper the neck area. Your stylist should then remove weight through the top, back and sides without cutting length, since, during this period, your hair will be subject to the dreaded round and heavy phase.

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3 – 4 months, post: Styling is now a ROYAL pain! You are now begging your stylist to cut it all off, even though you made a blood pact with them not to do so. It’s time to get creative. Hair accessories, like bobby pins, should be kept handy and aplenty. Old school styling tools – yes, we mean a curling iron – will save your sanity at this point.

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At 5 – 6 months: It that a graduated bob shape I see forming?! Yes! Ask your stylist to tighten up the length around the nape and add some texture to the rest.

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At 7 – 8 months, post pixie-cut: You’ve got a bob! Add some layers or solidify the perimeter line, whatever your heart desires! You’re home free now!

Relish Salon’s Color FYI

Have you ever heard your hair stylist spout words like ‘lowlights’, ‘balayage’ or ‘single process color’ and you have NO CLUE what they are talking about? You just nod your head and say “whatever you think looks best” or ‘Yeah sure! Why not?!

Relish Salon has just the article for you!

A quick read through our color FYI and you will understand today’s current and most commonly used ‘biz’ terms so on your next salon visit you can get just the look you want and you will know exactly WHAT to call it!!

Click on the ‘color 101’ link below to read! (Don’t forget to ‘enable editing’ in word so the format is legible!)

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Relish Salon Blog Spot

Relish is a multi-cultural hair salon founded in 2009 by three hairdressers whose combined experience in the hair industry totals over 60 years. Relish is located in Glenwood Park, an in-town Atlanta community that, like Relish, emphasizes and celebrates community, diversity, and quality over quantity. 

Our blog will showcase things such as styling tips and tricks, latest hair trends, how-to tutorials and more!!