Spring Hair Trends

Spring Hair Trends
Spring is here!! The days are getting longer, people are out and about and it’s less
depressing checking the weather forecast. With Spring comes rebirth, renewal, and new looks.

Spring hair is about texture and softer color schemes. Undone styles, loose
braids, and disheveled waves are everywhere right now. The more casual it looks, the more on trend it is. Boho waves have evolved into the softer beach wave, or undone wave. Can’t tell the difference between boho waves and beach waves? Boho waves are day one hair, beach waves are day two hair. These waves are best achieved using a large barrel curling iron and a working hair spray. Davines' Medium Hold hairspray is perfect for holding loose waves. For enhancing the look, try Davines' Sea Salt Spray or Alterna Caviar texture spray scrunched
through after curling.

Pinterest says you can braid your hair wet and let it dry that way to achieve a very loose wave. This works best if your hair already has natural texture, and if the thought of sleeping with your wet hair in braids isn’t super annoying. A faster way to do this is to braid dry hair, hit the braid with a flat iron, let it cool, then take out the braids. Scrunch a salt spray through and you have undone waves (pictured-below, left)!(image source: Misteranhcotran.com, https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/5c/75/5e/5c755e4819264b4b7e157a2193dd71b2.jpg)

This look (pictured-above, right (image source: Flipboard, http://hbz.h-cdn.co/assets/cm/15/03/480x720/54bc27e6b0688_-_nway-hairtrends-
loose-long-waves-ferretti-clp-rs15-6760-lg.jpg ), from Fashion Week, is the perfect example of undone waves. The barely-there waves are on point for spring, and survive the more humid temperatures.

Braids are still big for spring, which is good because many of us (hair professionals at Charles Penzone salons) spent the winter learning how to braid. This casual updo exemplifies spring hair by being messy. Braids are no longer meant to be perfect.

(Image source: Media Cache, https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/d1/63/92/d1639214a3070db59ae0ee2518d55e6f.jpg)

This messy braid above is easy and carefree. Fashion week designers loved showing braids that appeared to be slept in. Braid your hair using medium hold paste to keep everything in line, and then run a small amount of the paste through ends that hang out for more texture.

With Spring’s more undone and less fussy looks comes softer color. Ombre has shifted into sombre, which is just a softer transition from light to dark. Colors have more of a “rooted”look and the light pieces are staying within the family of the root color, instead of being a harsh contrast. Sombre is also focusing on “tortoise shell colors”- varying shades of honey, gold, brown, and caramel that mimic tortoise shell patterns.

(image source: Media Cache, https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/9a/49/81/9a498169d0e1758bf97c38ce8965d045.jpg)

Warmer weather is leading to warmer colors in the hair overall. Coppers, rich browns, and golden blondes are showing up everywhere for spring. Many celebrities have already gotten a head start and are sporting newly copper looks. Your stylist can help you achieve these beautiful warm spring colors with our newly launched Davines color line. Beautiful, shiny color will get your hair ready for spring and summer!

Maintain your color with the new Minu collection from Davines. The shampoo, conditioner, and serum are illuminating and designed to protect your beautiful color from fading.

(image source: Media Cache, https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/f1/65/97/f16597594bebef4c1428a2ec4bd07cc1.jpg)

Posted: 4/3/2015 9:40:17 AM by Vivian, Hair Designer at MAX The Salon in the Short North and German Village
comments (0) | |

Spring Trend: Makeup

Dewy, fresh and makeup no makeup look is this Spring's hottest makeup trend! I call it the effortless chic! The key to this trend is thinking minimal! Tons of celebs this season at the Oscars sported the minimalist look! I'm going to tell you six simple steps that can make it look like you faked a good night of sleep and keep you on trend! 

(Image Source: Harper's Bazaar) (Michael Kors)

1. Fill in your brows! Get them shaped by a professional and ask about what type (powder,pencil or both) of product is best for you to achieve a naturally full arched!


2. Concealer, concealer, concealer!!- is your best friend to pull off the dewy fresh look! Focus on brighten under your eyes! Bring light to any darkness, conceal any blemishes. My favorite is the Ultimate Corrector that neutralizes dark circles.


3. Set your skin using a big powdered brush to dust a translucent powder or loose mineral foundation to give you that glow! Try our Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics Loose Mineral foundation in a array of shades!


4. Pro-tip! Curl your lashes!! This going to be vital since it really opens and brightens your eyes instantly! Then use a lengthening and volumizing mascara to keep the curl! I use our Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics outrageous lashes mascara in Blackout.


5. Wear blush! Choose a color that will give you a rosy natural glow! A creme blush will definitely give off the appearance of a nice dewy finish. Taffeta and Rose Quartz are the perfect shades.


6.Wear some lips! Polish your minimalist look off with a neutral shade. Choose nude shades like Pout or Au Natural lip liner to enhance the shape of your lips then top it off with a light pink gloss. I love Coy or Bared lip glosses.

                            (Image Source: Beauty High, http://beautyhigh.com

Posted: 4/3/2015 9:38:16 AM by Jaden, Esthetician at the Grand Salon in Dublin
comments (0) | |

DIY Spring Trend: Rich Girl Curl

Hot from New York Fashion shows this years hottest look is so easy to do you'll want it for day and night! This is called "The Rich Girl Curl". It's nothing you would think and that's what makes it so obsessive. This look can be done with natural waves but the trick is to let them air dry or don't over scrunch or dry all the way if defusing. For those with pin straight hair we may have to do a little work, but don't worry a little is all you need. Image Source: NY Mag, http://nymag.com/thecut/2015/03/new-rich-girl-hair-is-everywhere.html


1. Using and curling iron/wand keep the regrowth area down to about your eyes or check bones smooth taking not perfect sections and all different size sections hold your hot tool horizontal and wrap your hair around the rod. If using a curling iron be sure to not allow the clamp to close all the way, also be sure to keep the ends smooth as well. Most importantly, only allow the hair to heat for one second literally wrap count "one Mississippi" and drop.

2. Also keep in mind when wrapping hair each section can be done in different directions, this is not meant to be perfect. Now you have "Rich Girl Curls", how fun is that! I suggest when finished spray with a sea salt from Davines or a light hold hair spray such as Elastic or moroccanoil.

Posted: 4/2/2015 9:30:10 AM by Mika, Hair Director at The Grand Salon in Dublin
comments (0) | |

NEW SERVICE ALERT: Gel Color Pedicure!

Gel Color Pedicure


We have all experienced this story: You have just received the most relaxing pedicure, complete with the perfect polish, only to walk out to your car and smudge it up. Or, you bump your toe against the bottom edge of a counter, door, table or chair leg. Or, you made it home without any damage to your polish, walk in the door and your pet immediately jumps on your feet to greet you. Or, maybe you were absolutely certain you waited long enough before putting on your shoes or socks, only to remove them later and see those dreaded imprints and smudges. 

 Good news! You no longer have to wait for those nails to dry with our new service, The Gel Color Pedicure. Just like our Gel Color Manicures, you can immediately leave our salons with no sitting around for drying time. Receiving a gel pedicure is different from your typical pedicure service.



We begin with a dry cuticle clean up, without soaking the feet. You may be thinking, “wait a minute, soaking in warm water with the jets gently massaging my feet is one of the best parts of a pedicure”. Don’t worry! Soaking the feet will come around after the Gel Color is applied. For the best and longer lasting results, the Gel Color must be applied to dry nails.


Soaking the feet before polishing can cause nails to swell due to water absorption, which can then lead to issues with application, lifting and chipping. With dry cuticle work, we clip and file the nails to your liking, push back cuticles, clip away any excess and buff the nails to a smooth finish. We thoroughly clean off the nail before applying the base coat, your choice of color and topcoat, all cured under LED light.


After the polish is cured, we will then remove the LED light from the pedicure area, fill up the pedicure tub with warm water, and get your feet soaking. Once each layer is cured under the LED light, it’s completely dry! From there, we continue with exfoliation, massage and finish up with your feet wrapped in hot steam towels.


After the pedicure is complete, you are good to go! No waiting time for the polish to dry and no worrying about imprints, lines or smudges. Put on any shoes- closed toe, heels, wedges, boots, running shoes, even socks and head out the door. 

Posted: 3/30/2015 1:26:40 PM by Catalina, Esthetician and Nail Professional at MAX The Salon in the Short North
comments (0) | |

What's All the Tape About?

The Kinesio Taping Method is designed to facilitate the body's natural healing process while allowing support and stability to muscles, joints, ligaments, and tendons without restricting the body's range of motion. It is used successfully with a variety of orthopedic, neuromuscular, nuerological, and medical conditions. Kinesio Tape can be applied in hundreds of ways and has the ability to re-educate the muscular system, reduce and eliminate pain, inflammation, and bruising.

Here is a testimony on how well Kinesio Taping works:

"I was seeing Beth for my Plantar Fascitis for both feet. I was walking with a limp and was in constant pain with every step. SHe applied Kinesio Tape to both feet and massage therapy for several weeks. I am now walking normal, NO PAIN, and back to exercising regularly. My plantar fascitis is gone! I strongly recommend taping to all my family members, friends, and everyone with muscle and pain issues."- Gina Baker

The Charles Penzone Salons has Kinesio Tape available a la carte or as an add-on to a massage.

During this stand alone service, your condition will be assessed by our Kinesio Taping Certified Practitioner and the area of concern will be taped. 30 mins, $40. Additional tape applications $10/each. (Available at Dublin, only)

Posted: 2/18/2015 3:13:50 PM by Beth, Massage Professional at The Grand Salon in Dublin
comments (0) | Categories: Massage, Product, Services, Skin |