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Barbering 101

We recently held a barbering class where we had a profession barber/educator come in and give us all knowledge and ideas regarding fades, beard trimmings/shapings, and designs. We were so thankful and can’t wait to take this further in our salon. Here are some pictures from this weekend’s class.

 

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Why You May Need To Change Up Your Skin Care Routine

Most people have a really hard time finding a skin care line that suits their needs or maybe the product was good at first but now seems to have stopped giving you results. In my experience it has come down to two reasons.
One, your skin goes through cycles. These cycle changes can be brought on by stress, hormone levels, diet, and our environment. Understanding how your skin reacts to these reacts to these cycles is key. Keep a journal, pay attention to what  factors are effecting your skin.
Two, never having a proper skin analysis or not being up to date on one. When having a skin analysis done by an esthetician they’ll use certain lights and tools to understand what is going on under the surface of your skin and help you get to the root of the issue. Your esthetician then can set you up with a game plan to properly treat your skin at home and in the salon.
Here at Flying Scissors Salon we use Naturopathica who has made finding the right products simple for you by breaking down their line into 4 categories:
                                                        1) Hydrate and Protect
                                                        2) Brightening
                                                        3) Smooth and Firm
                                                        4) Clarifying
Each category features unique products to target certain conditions and areas. Since Naturopathica uses plant based ingredients you never have to worry about any harsh interractions from mixing and matching categories to tailor to your specific skin needs. Scedule today for a free consultation and our esthetician Kat can set you up with a skin care routine designed for you.
~Kat Amsden, esthetician
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The Truth Behind Unicorn Hair

Fashion colors have become INSANELY popular over the last year. I’m sure you’ve seen “unicorn” hair posts all over pinterest and instagram. So what exactly ¬†goes into achieving a look like that. Here are a few¬†IMPORTANT things to remember when you ask your stylists for those crazy, cool colors.

      

  1. It takes time & LOTS of it.

    So what does that mean? Expect to be in salon for multiple appointments because it’s going to take time to get you light enough. Not only multiple appointments, but for each appointment being at least 4 hours long, sometimes even longer. Lightening hair is a time consuming process as it is, then add deep conditioning treatments to keep your hair happy, and blow dries after most steps, and cutting and blow drying again. (be sure to bring a snack)

  2. It’s not cheap.

    Keep in mind, multiple appointments can add up and be costly. Always be open with your stylists about what you’re willing to pay to make sure you both are on the same page when it comes to $$$.

  3. You have to be BLONDE first to have unicorn hair in the end.

    Your hair has to look like this     if you want to look like this .
    At the very least you need to be a darker blonde for your hair to even take to darker fashion colors. Looking for a pastel lilac, let’s start with violet first and safely get you to that lilac color you’re wanting.

  4. REMEMBER fashion colors are NOT permanent.

    Fashion colors are direct dyes offering TEMPORARY color. They fade faster, which is why using the products your stylists recommends is crucial. Although the products won’t completely stop fading, it’ll slow down the process a little but expect to be back in salon for a touch up between 4-6 weeks.

Still think fashion colors are for you? Talk with your stylist today about the HEALTHY way to get there to maintain the integrity of your hair because as always that is our main goal.

 

 

*all pictures are from clients or stylists in our salon*
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BANGS: Should I Get Them?

I feel like this is a question every woman asks herself at one point or another. Whether it be that you’re in need of a new ‘do’ or just looking for spice up your current hairstyle, there’s a type of bang for you. But here are a few things to consider before taking the big chop.

  1. Bangs are HIGH maintenance.
    If you’re the type of girl who likes to get up and just go, or who NEVER styles their hair, then bangs may not be the right fit for you. Having bangs takes work. You have to make sure they’re styled and tamed at all times of day or else they’ll have a mind of their own. (trust me, that’s not what you want HA)
  2. Bangs grow REALLY fast.
    Did you know bang trims are actually a thing at salons, where they literally just trim and touch up your bangs?? (our’s here start at $7 depending) Bangs have to be kept at an optimal length because oddly enough they grow really fast. Trimming your bangs go hand in hand with being crazy high maintenance because you’re going to need them touched up at least every 2 weeks.
  3. But we’re begging you not to cut them yourself.
    Even though the trim may look easy to you, we don’t recommend trying it at home. There’s a certain technique we use, and let’s be honest, you wear your bangs in the front of your face… there’s no hiding any mistakes up there. Trust a professional, we got this.
  4. They don’t grow fast enough.
    Remember how I said they grow really fast? Well, that’s not the case when you’re trying to grow them back out (speaking from experience) They literally grow like moving snails. About 4 months ago, I decided I was going to be daring and get really piecey straight across bangs. (Mind you I’m now 23 and haven’t had bangs since I was like 5) And I loved them the first two days. Then I washed my hair….. and I had absolutely NO clue how to style them on my own. See, I fit in with the lazy girl when it comes to hairstyles on myself, bangs weren’t for me. Moral of this short story, I’m trying to grow them back out and they are now just to the bridge of my nose…
  5. Now that we got that out of the way, what’s your face shape?

    Different fringe flatters different face shapes which makes choosing the style of bang that much more important. For example, side swept bangs are a go to for people with round faces because it creates the illusion of a more oval face. And for a heart shape you may want to lean towards crescent shaped bangs (longer on the outside, shorter in the middle)
  6. Bring in¬†picture of what you want (and what you don’t).
    The best possible thing to do is bring in TONS of pictures to show your stylist. Bring in pictures of the type of bang you want and don’t want so communication is as clear as day between you two. Ask your stylists questions about how to style and get product recommendations before leaving the salon as well.

At the end of the day, if you do decide to rock a new bang look, remember change takes some getting used too. Always reach out if you have any questions on products, styling, or tools to use. It’s just hair, it always grows back ūüôā

How about you? Have you ever had the urge to chop your bangs? Did you do it? Tell us in the comments.

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Lighting Makes a BIG Difference

Ever come into the salon to have your hair colored and love it, only to go home and notice it may look a little warmer or different in the light in your own bathroom? Lighting makes a big difference when it comes to hair color. That’s why it’s so important to see your hair in natural light because chances are if your like there, you’ll like it anywhere.

Different lighting can give off difference affects to your hair like looking too warm or brassy, to too blue, to too dull. Here are some side by side pictures of the SAME hair, done on the SAME day, but how lighting completely changes the color.

 

See how vibrant both colors look in the sunlight? Who knew lighting would make such a difference.

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Short vs Long

One of the biggest debates when it comes to hair, and the one I think every person, women especially, fight with themselves on- short hair or long hair. With it being the new year, most have the mentality of “new year, I need a change” and just in the last month I’ve seen SO many people come in to chop their hair off and it always looks PHENOMENAL. I’ve struggled myself with this battle, and the only way its to be won is if you actually do it….. soooo with that being said, what’s better? Short or long hair… Is there even a better?

SHORT HAIR

From short bobs, to lobs, to asymmetrical pixies, these women pull off short(er) hair amazingly. “Lobs” have been the biggest hit in the salon recently, and I feel like that’s the safest transitional haircut when going from longer hair to short. (Maybe I’m just saying that because that’s what I did) So what is a “lob”? It pretty much translates to long bob- get it “lob”? Pictures 2 and 4 are perfect examples. Picture 1 is an asymmetrical bob, which is for someone who’s feeling a little brave. The woman in the picture originally had hair down passed her mid back, and had it all cut in one sitting. GO HER! Picture 3 (which I’m obsessed with) is an asymmetrical pixie, which is for the daring, adventurous soul. She came in with very curly, thick hair, not knowing what to do with it anymore, and decide this was the perfect style for her. And I completely agree. The asymmetrical pixie put focus on her prominent facial features ¬†Even though your hair’s short, theres so many cute hairstyles you can do, so don’t knock it till you try it ūüôā

LONG HAIR

 

The best thing about long hair is you can practically do anything to it- waves, curls, straight, up, down, half up, braids, etc. Some people see long hair as “boring” but it doesn’t have to be that way. You can spice it up with color, throwing in some funky pops, or maybe just highlights to give the length some dimension (just as you can with short) Style wise, the limits are endless. Just have to play around and get comfortable with your own hair. Pinterest and YouTube are going to be your best friend’s while playing around with quick new hair styles.

 

So at the end of the day, what’s really best is what’s going to fit you. Whether it be short or long, the decision is yours. Try new styles out, chop some ends off, have fun with it. Hair always grows back ūüôā

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Introducing Redken’s All Soft Mega

Nothing makes us happier than new products! We’re super excited Redken is coming out with a brand new addition to the All Soft family. The All Soft Mega line include a brand new shampoo and conditioner, a MEGA mega mask, hydramelt, and a sheet mask for your hair. So who exactly is this line targeting? To all my friends with super dry and coarse hair, this is your answer. The All Soft Mega line has TWO brand new types of products, the hydramelt and the hair sheet mask. So what are they?
-The hydramelt is a leave in cream that replenishes softness, manageability, and control.
-The sheet mask is a recovery tissue mask cap that is a one time use mask for intense hydration.

All Soft Mega launches in February 2018

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The BIGGEST Question: Ombre vs Balayage

Ombre and balayage are two words you constantly hear in the hair and fashion world. They are two of the most desired looks when a new client comes into our salon. The two are very similar but also very different. So what exactly IS the difference between an ombre and a balayage?

 

Ombre

The word “ombre” comes from the French word “shadow”. Which only makes sense because the effect it creates is kind of shadowy¬†looking.¬†Ombre hair generally has a dark brunette root that fades into blonde ends. But really can be any darker root color that fades into light. An ombre’s fade line between the roots and ends is more distinct making it the least subtle of the two desired looks. Here are some Ombre’s we have done at the salon:

                                                      

hair by Cris Andrade instagram: @hairbycrisandrade                         hair by Brittney Churchill instagram: @brittnicole590

 

Balayage

The word balayage comes from the French word “to sweep” {clearly us hair stylists have a thing for French words}. If you’ve ever seen a stylist use the balayage technique it makes sense because that’s exactly what they do. Typically the balayage technique is done on a hair board or foils in a triangular section which makes the transition between to the colors gradual and more natural. The ends of the hair are NOT all lightened like in an ombre. Darker pieces are kept to give it dimension and depth. A balayage is also a little less maintenance between the two looks and is perfect if you’re going for a natural sunkissed look. Heres a few balayages done in our salon:

                             
hair by Courtney Tompkins instagram: @courtskyehair                             hair by Kylee Smith instagram: @kyleeloves

 

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2017 Holiday Hair Gift Guide

The holidays can sometimes be a little challenging when it comes to giving gifts. So why not give the gift that keeps on giving…..the gift of great hair products. We made it so easy for you! A compilation of our stylists¬†FAVORITE¬†products. All you have to do is click the link “Our Holiday Hair Gift Guide” and it takes you directly to our guide. Enjoy & happy gift hunting ūüôā

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Top Tips for Winter Hair Care

Living in Florida we lucked out. Our winters aren’t near as harsh as the people who live up north. We don’t have to worry about shoveling snow or being snowed in, that’s for sure. But even though it may not be AS cold, our outside environment definitely changes. The air gets cooler, the humidity seems to disappear, and it’s just all around more enjoyable to be outside. But with that, the importance of hair care increases.

Here are the top 4 tips for maintaining that healthy, gorgeous hair when the weather gets colder.

  1. TRIM YOUR HAIR
    Being sure to trim your hair year round is always important, but winter time especially. Colder weather brings drier air making the hair cuticle easier to lift making it harder to retain moisture and easier to split, which brings us to tip number 2.
  2. ADD DEEP CONDITIONING TREATMENTS IN SALON & AT HOME
    ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†If your hair is unable to retain moisture, it’s going to become dry and brittle. Adding deep conditioning treatments are a good way to reset and refresh your hair by adding the proper protein and hydration. But don’t just leave the conditioning treatments for in salon, Pureology just came out with¬†TWO new¬†SuperFood Hair Masks¬†for home¬†and the hydrate one would be perfect for this time of year.
  3. SECURE FLY AWAYS & SMOOTH OUT YOUR ENDS
    ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† During winter we like to bring out the boxes of hats, beanies, and scarves because let’s be real, us Floridians think 50 degrees is cold (HA!), and we’ll do whatever it takes to stay warm. Hats and scarves cause friction creating unwanted frizz so be sure to have a package of Redken’s Frizz Dismiss Fly-Away Fix on hand. Fly-Away Fix sheets eliminate static and fly aways, are portable so you can keep them in your purse for easy access. You’re also going to want use an oil to seal the cuticle to protect from further splitting and frizz. We love the Agave¬†Healing Oil¬†because it’s not heavy or greasy on the hair and gives you an extra shine boost.
  4. WASH YOUR HAIR LESS
    ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† This entire blog has been about keeping your hair moisturized to avoid further damage, so it’s only necessary that washing your hair less is in the top tips for winter haircare. Shampooing your hair too much causes you to strip the natural and needed oils your hair requires when it’s cold outside. Dry shampoo is going to be your absolute best friend. It’s going to help you skip a few hair washes and will soak up the excess oil. For all my brunette friends, Redken has a brown tinted dry shampoo in the Pillow Proof¬†line¬†that will avoid giving you the powdery white cast normal dry shampoos can cause.

 

With all that being said, stay warm, have¬†happy hair, and a happy winter! ūüôā

*all products mentioned are sold in our salon, come in to check them out

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