I can’t tell you how many clients in my hairstylist career come in frustrated, asking me to fix bad hair color. This particular problem is what pays many hairstylists’ mortgages. I’m going to be honest; trying to fix bad hair color is not my favorite thing to do. Generally, corrective color takes a long time, it’s tedious, damaging to the hair, gives clients sticker shock, and rarely does it come out Pinterest perfect. One would think a hairstylist would like a service that would fill an entire day, earning them tons of money and making them a hero because they saved the day.
A New Year is just around the corner. Many people tell me they don’t make those New Year’s resolutions, but I know some are thinking about career changes, relationship goals, and those inevitable health and wellness resolutions. If you’re thinking about landing that perfect job, finding lifelong happiness in a relationship, or unleashing your body’s peak performance, you may wonder what the best men’s hairstyles are for 2023. You won’t need to go to the barbershop to get a hot new haircut because we provide the slickest men’s haircuts with 5-star customer service at my Monrovia Hair Salon.
As a Los Angeles hairstylist for so many years, I’ve listened to many clients become frustrated with dull, dry, brittle hair, hair color that fades too quickly, or dry, itchy, flaky scalps. They’ve tried changing shampoo, expensive conditioning treatments, or scalp treatments that promise to magically rid their scalps of their itchy flakes. Clients come to my Monrovia Salon ready to give up on great hair with complaints that nothing they try keeps their hair shiny, scalp healthy, and hair color as beautiful as the day they left the salon. So much of the time, the solution is as simple as water.
Collagen seems to be the hot new supplement, but do collagen supplements work to revive your youthful glow? One thing is for sure, our body’s ability to produce collagen plays a vital role in keeping our youth alive. The desire to stay young keeps getting younger, with the 20’s crowd filling up their Amazon carts with what the reviews claim to be the top-rated collagen products for hair, skin, and nails.
Many people ask me for advice on the best blow dryers, curling irons, flat irons, and hairbrushes. There are so many choices with newer Ceramic, Tourmaline, and Titanium technology. So what exactly does all this high-tech stuff do? Emit negative ions for a smoother look with less time. Positive ions are caused by many things, such as harsh chemicals, heat damage, and static electricity. When you put negative ions into hair, they neutralize positively charged electrons to give you runway-worthy style.
Many consumers feel that home hair color works just as well as professional hair color. Some companies even use the term “at home professional hair color” in their marketing to make people believe that their hair color products are the same as what a professional hair colorist uses in the salon. When Covid-19 hit our world, many clients asked me if they could purchase their hair color at their local CVS, Target, or Walmart and do their hair color at home. As a professional hairstylist for 33 years, the thought of my clients putting hair color out of a box purchased from their local drug store left me in sort of a quandary.
Itchy, flaky, dry scalp, otherwise known as dandruff, can be frustrating, even a little embarrassing if you’re a lover of black clothing. At my Monrovia Hair Salon, clients often ask me if there’s something they can apply to dry patches or a shampoo they can use to help manage their dandruff. While I do carry professional in-home treatments for various scalp conditions, the answer to keeping flaking at bay is not as easy as grabbing the dandruff shampoo off the shelf or clicking the “Buy” button on Amazon. So let’s dive a little deeper into the causes, treatments, and solutions to dandruff.