The Hair Hotline

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Purple Shampoo and Conditioner: The Secret to Breathtaking Blonde

Tired of brassy blonde hair? Discover the transformative power of purple shampoo! Our expert guide unveils the secrets to achieving a cool, platinum tone while nourishing your locks. Learn who should use it, how to use it, and why KINACTIF Anti-Brass Shampoo and Conditioner is our pick for luminous blonde and silver tones.

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5 Hair Color Myths Debunked By A Color Specialist

Feeling the itch for a hair color transformation? Maybe you’re dreaming of mermaid waves with shimmering blue highlights, or perhaps a classic Hollywood blonde is calling your name. But before you grab that box dye from the drugstore, hold on! There’s a whole world of hair color myths out there that could lead to a serious mane meltdown. We’ve all seen the horror stories (think patchy green hair or a shade of orange that would make a traffic cone jealous). Fear not, my color-curious comrades! Let’s bust some myths and get you on the fast track to stunning, healthy colored hair.

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On the Fringe of Summer: The Hottest Trending Bangs for 2024

Ditch the sweat, embrace the fringe! This summer, BLU Salon unveils the hottest trending bangs for 2024. Discover the perfect style for your face shape, rock sizzling summer hairstyles, and learn pro tips for effortless fringe mastery. Get ready to beat the heat and look effortlessly chic!

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Men’s Grooming Over 50: Look Dashing, Not Desperate (Because You’re Clearly Not)

Gentlemen, say goodbye to outdated routines and hello to a refined, silver fox look! This blog from BLU Salon, Monrovia will guide you through the essential men’s grooming habits for over 50, addressing hot trends, skincare must-haves, and the key differences between a younger you and the distinguished you. Learn how to keep your hair sharp, your skin healthy, and your confidence soaring. Let’s rewrite the narrative on men’s grooming – together!

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Men’s Hairstyles Over 50: Look Your Best At Any Age

Forget fighting the inevitable. Today’s hottest hairstyles for men over 50 are all about celebrating texture, volume, and yes, even your natural gray hair! Gone are the days of limp cuts and comb-overs. We’re showing you how to rock a look that’s both sophisticated and stylish, whether you prefer a classic crew cut or a modern textured crop. Want to know what cuts to avoid and how to make your hairstyle the perfect match for your wardrobe? Keep reading for all the tips and tricks you need to look and feel your best.

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Dandruff: Getting to the Root of the Flakes (and How to Stop Them!)

Dandruff plagues millions worldwide, causing frustration and impacting confidence. But fear not! This guide dives into the root of dandruff, explores its various forms, and unveils effective solutions to achieve a healthy, flake-free scalp. Learn about gentle cleansing techniques, soothing ingredients, and dietary tweaks to combat those pesky flakes and regain your hair’s glory. Don’t let dandruff hold you back – take control and achieve beautiful, healthy hair!

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grey hair blog

Silver Linings: Embracing the Beauty of Grey Hair

Forget hiding the greys! Silver hair is more than just a color trend; it’s a chance to embrace your authentic beauty and radiate confidence. But with a change in texture and potential brassiness, caring for grey hair requires a new approach. Learn how to keep your silver strands healthy, hydrated, and shining brightly, and discover how rocking your natural grey can be a powerful statement of self-love.

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The Truth About Hair Vitamins: A Hairstylist’s Perspective

Hair vitamins are everywhere these days, promising Rapunzel-like locks. But do they really work? At BLU Salon, we believe beautiful hair starts with a holistic approach. In this post, we delve into the world of hair vitamins, separate fact from fiction, and share what truly nourishes your hair from the inside out. Learn if hair vitamins can be a helpful tool and discover the habits and hair care essentials for healthy hair growth.

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Decoding the Difference: Professional Hair Care vs. Grocery Store Brands

For many, hair care begins and ends at the drugstore aisle. But for those seeking truly transformative results, the world of professional hair care offers a stark contrast. Forget watered-down formulas and generic ingredients. Professional brands like Kinactif and Kinessences, available at BLU Salon, are meticulously crafted with a deep scientific understanding of hair health. This translates to potent, concentrated formulas packed with active ingredients like peptides, antioxidants, and botanical extracts. It’s the difference between a quick cleanse and a targeted, scientific approach to achieving your healthiest, most radiant hair.

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Wedding Hairstyles That Wow: Unveil Your Dream Look For 2024

Your wedding day is all about feeling confident and beautiful, and your hairstyle plays a major role in achieving that picture-perfect look. This year, wedding hairstyles are all about embracing individuality while incorporating some seriously swoon-worthy trends. Whether you’re a romantic dreamer or a modern minimalist, there’s a style out there to make you feel like the most radiant bride ever.

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Short Hair For Summer: Chop It Like It’s Hot

Thinking of chopping your locks for summer? You’re right on trend! Short hair is back in a big way, and there’s a flattering cut out there for everyone. From the textured Bixie to the classic Blunt Bob, we’ve got all the hottest trends covered. Plus, short hair means less time styling and more time soaking up the sunshine!

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Healthy Hair Debate:  How Often Should You Actually Wash Your Hair?

Is your daily shampoo routine leaving your hair less than lustrous? You might be surprised to learn that frequent washing can strip your hair of natural oils, leading to dryness and damage. Here at BLU Salon in Monrovia, CA, we believe healthy hair starts with a customized approach. Dive into our guide to discover how hair type, scalp condition, and even climate can influence your wash frequency. Learn how to listen to your hair’s unique needs and create a routine that unlocks your hair’s full potential!

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Kim Hansen: Your Monrovia Hair Hotline

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Kim Hansen, owner of BLU Salon, isn’t just a hairstylist, she’s your hair guru. With over 30 years of experience serving the Monrovia, Pasadena, Arcadia, and La Canada areas, Kim has seen (and styled) it all. Tired of bad haircut experiences? You’ve come to the right place. Kim believes in the power of communication and works closely with her clients to achieve their desired look, all while explaining the process, maintenance, and pricing clearly.

Consider this blog your personal hair hotline – a place to get expert advice, hairstyle inspiration, and answers to your burning hair questions. Kim is passionate about helping people look and feel their best, and her blog is an extension of that mission. So, whether you’re looking for a new cut, a bold color change, or just some tips on how to manage your mane, Kim’s got you covered.

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