ELLEVEN SALON BLOG

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There’s nothing we love more (besides our clients of course!) than good hair! Well this month we are showing the LOVE by sharing with you some tips and tricks for some of our most LOVED products!! We have 2 videos from our talented stylists, Candi and Lindsay, showing you their favorite styling products and how to use them. I mean…who said Valentine’s was only for chocolate and flowers?


One of the products that Candi is just in love with is Pureology’s Instant Levitation Mist! The Levitation Mist is all about bringing life to your hair in a BIG way…through VOLUME! So if you feel like your hair has a tendency to go flat throughout the day and just needs a little boost, then watch Candi’s video where she tells you how to use the Pureology Instant Levitation Mist and why you’ll love it as much we do! (Spoiler: she even shows the difference with and without the Levitation Mist on a mannequin head! Check it out to see for yourself!)



The Levitation Mist is great for all hair types because it contains no alcohols or silicones that will dry out your hair or weigh it down, and since it is a spray mist rather than a mousse or gel, it will give you the moveable lift and hold you desire without being too heavy on your hair. Candi suggests that for best results use this product on clean hair before drying. All you need to do is spray a small amount at the roots (a little goes a long way!), sectioning your hair off and spraying as you move through the base of your head. Then just work your fingers through your scalp and hair to spread throughout, and blow dry like normal to see the results that you love! Another added bonus for this product is that it has the heat protectant you hair needs for drying and styling, AND it’s safe for your color…talk about BIG HAIR LOVE!! The Instant Levitation Mist is sure to keep your hair looking fabulous all day, AND even into second day hair…I mean, did you see how awesome Candi’s Day 2 Hair looked?!!


If you love that soft and smooth feel your hair has when you leave the salon, then watch Lindsay’s video about her two favorite products, Olaplex No.6 Bond Smoothing Cream and No.7 Bonding Oil. She mixes these products together to create the ultimate dynamic duo for smoothness and shine on all hair types!



The No.6 hydrating cream is great for repairing split ends and controlling frizz, while the No.7 oil adds shine, speeds up drying time, and contains a heat protectant. The other great thing about these products is that a little bit goes a long way, so Lindsay suggests using only a pea size of the smoothing cream and 2 drops of the oil…talk about bang for your buck! On damp hair after shampooing, mix the two products together through your hands like lotion, then start on the ends and rake it through your hair, working your way up to the mid-section. You can even flip your head over to help spread through the mid-section, just make sure you’re not spreading the products too far up your hair into the roots. Last just dry and style like normal! Hot Tip: You can use the No.7 oil to help smooth down the ends on 2nd day hair!!


The Olaplex No.6 Smoothing Cream and No.7 Bonding Oil are definitely a go-to for Lindsay and will give your hair the love it deserves!



The year 2020 was definitely one for the books! While we know last year brought many challenges for us and for our clients, we still recognize that 2020 was a part of our salon’s journey. We’ve endured the highs and lows, the stress and the triumph, changes in staff and clients and the welcoming of new faces. But through it all, we are grateful for what 2020 brought us. We come out of 2020 and into the New Year from a place of strength and positivity, and we look forward to what 2021 has to offer. Click below to hear a little message from our team about what this past year has meant to us!

Overall, we look back at 2020 and say thank you for allowing us to make positive changes. Thank you to our unbelievably supportive clients for sticking with us through this trying year, and allowing us to prove our dedication to you! Our hearts are full and our minds are strong, and the only thing left to say is…BRING IT ON 2021!!




It’s not just a new year, it’s a whole new decade, so what better way to start fresh than with a new hair style?!?!! If you are one of those modish souls that likes to change it up every now and then, then we’ve got you covered with some of the hair trends you’re likely to see in 2020!


BLUNT CUTS


The blunt cut is a simple cut with a BOLD statement! It’s a one length look—whether long, medium, or short—that’s sure to turn heads! Wearing this cut with a natural wave or curl can also add texture to the total look; try using Redken’s Wind Blown!



"THE SHAG"


You know how they say fashion trends always come back around? Well, the same goes for hair trends! With that said, the shag is back! This modern shag is all about creating a tousled texture within the cut, but with fewer layers than the original shag for a rock-n-roll worthy look! And to add a little extra texture to this “shaggy chic” ‘do, you can use Pureology’s Wind Tossed Texture Spray.



CURTAIN BANGS


Dare I say it, but bangs are going to be a hit this year! More specifically, curtain bangs are going to keep with the growing popularity of more retro styles. The great thing about curtain bangs is that they are way more low maintenance, and the longer fringe bang makes for easier grow-out. This piece-y face framing bang adds a vintage vibe to most hair styles and lengths, but let me add this disclaimer: this is not a do-it-yourself style! Please let the hair stylists do the cutting! Lol.


THE PIXIE


The pixie is definitely a classic but we’re seeing the pixie for 2020 going shorter with less movement, giving it an edgy twist! This is also great for another low maintenance look that’s easy to throw some product in and go! We are loving Redken’s Dry Shampoo Paste for a little workable texture!


No matter what look you are going for this year, one thing is for sure: 2020 is all about easy hair! So if you decide to try a new hair style, going with one of these looks is sure to keep you on trend without all the fuss for the start of this new decade!