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Happy Curling To You

HairQueen News It's officially the holiday season and that means tis the season of holiday parties and family gatherings. Do you have your outfits picked out for the the events coming up in the next few weeks? What about your hairstyles? If you need inspiration, check out these winter hair trends. Trends of the Season This season, there are two primary trends: braided updos and hair accessories. Braided Updos: Hair accessories: Or you could combine the two styles for a very trendy look! Question of the Month Question: "I want to curl my hair for a holiday party.  What can I do to make sure my curls will hold throughout the evening?" Answer: It is all about the foundation. To have your curls last throughout the evening, here are my curl tips for you. For best result if possible start with unclean hair  rather than a fresh shampoo, one day of unclean hair is fine. Use a light hold hairspray and spray your

Little Changes Hair and There

HairQueen News Thanksgiving is right around the corner and as we approach the holiday season, it seems we are reminded everywhere of the importance to take time to reflect and say thanks for the blessings in our lives. One of my practices is to do a daily action list, with an action partner.  We do this electronically, it helps us to both stay on task with our personal and professional goals.  This month I started adding three to four gratitude's at the end of my list. This small change has added a delightful sense of happiness to my day. The list looks something like this: Gratitudes: Good health Great clients Good tea Friends and family Trends of the Season The holidays are also a great time to try something new with your hair. Updating your hair doesn't need to be dramatic. The trends for this holiday season show that little changes can have a big impact. Bangs Since the start of fall, many celebrities have opted to update their look by cho

Plan Your Beautiful Self

HairQueen News: Can you believe it's already halfway through October? Where did the year go? The holiday season will be here sooner than you think and now is the time to start planning for your holiday hairstyles. Trends of the Season: Looking for some Halloween hair inspiration? Check out these spooky hairstyles! Want to wear one of these hairstyles to a Halloween party? Book an appointment with me so we can create your Halloween look. Product of the Month: Hairspray All my hairsprays are on 10% Off this Month.  Stock up for the holiday season.  Hairspray is your friend at any holiday party.  Check with me next time you are in and I can advise on the hairspray that is perfect for you. Problem of the Month: Question: Why is my hair is dull? Help :( Answer:  Dull hair can be caused by a number of factors.  First it might be that you need a good hair cut to get rid of dull and split ends.  Second, there could be build-up from overuse of hair products.  I r

'Tis the end of summer....

HairQueen News: I've been back in Oakland for a few weeks after a three week-long vacation in England and Ireland. It was an amazing trip, part heritage, part  reunion, part tourist and very inspirational.     I am so grateful that I was able to visit my old stomping ground, London, as well as to visit places new to me.  To name most of them, I was in London, Oxford, Cornwall, Mautby, Much Wenlock, Dingle, Mulingar, Galway, Dublin and Essex. My husband and I did a home and car exchange through . I highly recommend this as a way to travel and experience life in new places beyond the usual tourist sights. I found myself looking for new and different trends in hair and clothing from what we have here in the Bay Area, where I live and work.  Quiet honestly, I saw a lot of similarities between America and the British Isles.  The big name brands scan the oceans and the street fashion is similar in an urban way. One of the highlights of my trip was that in Gal

Across the Pond

HairQueen News Greetings from England! If you haven’t heard, I’m currently in England and will be back in California on August 25th. England, in London, is where I started my hairdressing career as a Saturday girl in a small boutique salon; I feel like I have come full circle.  Whilst in London I will be observing the London fashion and hair trends for inspiration and ideas to bring home to America with me.     In the meantime here is some information about a new trend: the colombré. Trend of the Season We all remember the ombré trend last summer, where the bottom half of the hair is lightened to a blond color, leaving the top half natural.  Ombré hair So now that the ombre trend is officially over, what’s the latest trend for 2015? Thanks to Kylie Jenner, the answer is colombré .  Kylie Jenner Colombré is when you color the bottom half of your hair and leave the top half natural. It’s a quick upgrade for anyone who is still sporting the ombré look.

Tis Summer

HairQueen News It’s July, and that means it’s officially summer! Before you head to the beach or spend hours swimming in the pool, make sure you’ve taken care of your hair. The summer months can cause a lot of damage to your hair if you’re not careful, but a little extra time spent of your hair before you head outside can make a world of difference. Summer Hair Care Tips Wear a cute hat while you're outside. It's easy, protects your hair, and looks great! Use the warm sun to naturally dry your hair instead of using a heated hair dryer A fun trick is to mix a little conditioner and water into a spray bottle and spritz you hair before heading to the pool. This will prevent your hair from absorbing the chlorine or salt water! Use a swimming cap while in the pool to protect your hair from the chlorine After you get out of the pool, be sure to use chlorine-removing shampoo The easiest way to keep your hair hydrated is to keep your body hydrated, so don’t f

Gray Has It.

Hair Queen News My wonderful daughter said to me recently, "mum you should make your blog more about your clients", she's right, but that is harder than it sounds. However, I am going to make a valiant effort to do that and I need your help. What would you like too see in this blog, what would you like to read about? But before you answer, I do want to make sure that if you did not already see the article that I mentioned in my last post, here it is.  ‘ Rise and Shine in Silver ’.  Sorry but I just could not resist re posting.  It was an interview by  Sophia Markoulankis of the San Francisco Chronicle, Style Section about the decision to embrace natural gray hair color. Gray hair is all over the news these days, there is the Granny Gray trend for young people choosing to go gray, can you imagine? Click this link to see photos of this trend,   Granny Gray Hair Trend Then even more shocking is the trend for men,  Silver Foxes , mmmm, men are

Embracing Your Gray Hair with Style

Rise and shine in silver. Hair Queen News Me and my low lights Gone are the days when blonde, brunette and auburn tresses ruled. Today, the hot trend in hair color is au naturale gray. Sprinkled with variations from white to silver, more people are embracing their salt and pepper hair. The decision to go gray is very personal. If you’ve been dying your salt and pepper hair and would like to return to your natural coloring, there are three things to consider: the transition process, the cut and the desired look. The Transition Process The process of applying lowlights to counter the dye or highlights that are present, is individual based on the client’s graying growth pattern, length of hair, final desired result and commitment to the process. The Cut Unless you are interested in cutting off all of the colored hair, a good cut during the transition process will be very important because a good cut can help your ends to look healthy, can help to disguise the grow ou