Autumn is a great time for change! By Sally Steeves

There is something about Autumn that I think most of us New Englanders love.

Don’t get me wrong, we love our summer but Autumn brings change.

Perhaps from the impending school year beginning in September bringing us

a fresh start. For the fortunate ones, it also brought clothes shopping, new

haircuts & maybe even a new you. Those 18 or so years formed our internal clock for

new beginnings for life it seems. Many fear change; not knowing an outcome can be scary!!

For me, its always been a secret time of new resolutions with much less pressure than January 1st

(and much less of a hang over!) It can also be exciting. Change doesn’t have to be huge

shifts in your life either, even small adjustments can provoke new ideas, new

experiences and possibly greater happiness. I encourage you all to make a change

this fall, something you’ve been thinking about…something you’ve never thought

about! At the very least, how about trying a new hair color 😉 Be brave, embrace the

path you’re on & make room for change.

The Hot Hair Trends of Fall 2013- What’s Old is New Again. By Sally Steeves

A couple of things come to mind when I think of the 90’s. Music of course is number one; Nirvana, Pearl Jam, STP, Alice In Chains… you get the picture. (I know, I know I could write about more poignant subjects like the Cold War ending, Mad Cow disease & scientists cloning sheep, but we are, after all, a hair salon). Fashion would naturally come in second. Flannel, baby doll dresses, Doc Martin boots, big baggy jeans, biker jackets and lets not forget the popular, albeit uncomfortable, body suit tops! And WHAT would a blog about the 90’s be without mentioning The Rachel! Jennifer Anistons haircut that swept the nation & bored hairstylists through the mid 90’s. Everyone had it, errr…right? I did for a brief moment in 1994.Ahh, memories. Why am I talking about the 90’s? Well, get ready! They’re back!Trends this fall are all about them, including overalls and over sized sweaters. Let’s hope the body suit doesn’t make a return, ouch! Will there be a fresh spin on The Rachel? What direction will hair go? Grunge is back people!  I think I’m ok with it; I was getting tired of washing my hair anyway 😉

Top 10 Styling Tips

1 Use spray & scrunch in with hands for a fun and flirty , carefree look. Great when you don’t have time to blow-dry for a quick tousled, sexy finish.

2When blow-drying your hair, pre-dry it with hands & dryer 80% then make small sections. Use a round brush on the sections with hair dryer for full, smooth fabulous hair! Make sure your hair dryer is 1875 watts or higher!

3Exfoliate your hair like we do our skin! Use Kevin Murphy Maxi wash once a week to remove product build up & reveal shinier, healthier looking hair!

4For a twist on natural waves/curls use a curling iron. After washing, put in products and let dry naturally. The next day when your curls have lost their oomph, use a 1 or 1.5 inch curling iron to add a few curls back to your hair. Just adding a few to the back and 2 or 3 on the sides refreshes your look!

5If your hair is oily or you want more volume avoid putting conditioner on your scalp.
6To achieve flippy, swingy hair use a round brush on your ends. Rotate the brush at the ends while blow drying each section, do not hold the brush in place. The movement of the brush enhances the flip!

7For maximum volume at the hairline and through the top of the head, blow dry hair forward. Separate hair as if you are making a mohawk, then divide that into 3 or 4 sections. With a round brush, blow-dry each section forward. When finished, flip hair back & style as usual.

8To reduce frizz for curly hair, use less shampoo and cleanse just the roots. Towel dry by patting it rather then a scrubbing motion.

9Love the look of models who have smooth bouncy blow outs? Blow dry hair as usual with Easy Tiger by Evo to decrease frizz & create smoothness. Next put hair in a Mr. Fantastic hair elastic in a low pony tail, spray in Mr. Fantastic on the ends. Using a curling iron or flat iron, curl the ends. Let hair cool. Take out the pony, loosen & flip. For more body tease. For a sleek look, brush with a boar bristle brush.

10Hate washing & styling your hair everyday? Use a dry shampoo! They reduce oil, add volume & refresh hair! Shampoo hair day 1, then use dry shampoo day 2 and/or day 3! We love Fresh Hair from Kevin Murphy!