Getting Shorty; Guidelines by Alain Pinon

Anne Hathaway is the perfect example of what we have to watch out for when changing one’s style. This short bob gives her the appearance of a very boxy and full face. It does not enhance her cheek bones or jaw line. Also, it squares off her already broad shoulders, throwing the proportion off balance.

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Now, the shorter hair below exemplifies how the right proportions can accentuate the natural angles of her bone structure while achieving soft femininity. Cutting layers that go away from the face opens the sides and back and creates a harmonious balance with her neck and shoulders. This look gives her elegance and an undeniable presence.
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Caring for Short vs. Long Hair

Short Hair vs. Long Hair….Which is easier to care for?
There is no simple or right answer for any one individual.
Generally speaking, short hair requires more frequent haircuts to maintain. With the right haircut, it is super simple to maintain on a day to day basis.
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Longer hair usually only requires 4 haircuts a year (every 3 months), making it super cheap and low maintenance, right? Not really. It requires more effort in your day to day styling and because the density and length exceeds that of short hair, you spend more money on styling products, masks, shampoo & conditioners than your short hair counterparts.
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The real questions to ask yourself are:
  • Is my hair coarse?
  • If I don’t use a brush on it, is it disastrous?
  • Does it shrink in humidity?
  • Am I willing to use products in my hair?
  • Am I willing to get at least a partial keratin treatment in order to control hard to manage areas (cowlick; frizzy temples, etc)
  • Which hairstyle makes me feel sexy?
  • Is my hair always in a ponytail?
  • Do I hide behind my hair?
  • Do I only get it cut 1x a year?
  • Am I willing to spend money on quality ingredients?
Answer these questions with your hairstylist to discover if you are a long or short haired girl.

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Best blowdry in NYC!

new bd priceNew blowdry prices have sprung up at AKS! Book with a blowdry specialist for $55. Or come in from 8:30-10 or 12-1 M-F and pay only $45.

Don’t want to wait for a complimentary color blowdry? You can now book an appointment following your color service for just $40!

Call 212-888-0707 or email bookings@salonaks.com to schedule your appointment

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What makes the AKS manicure different?

Ever wonder why the local nail shops are so inexpensive? What makes AKS different? Why does it cost more? We’ll tell you! The philosophy of the AKS Signature Manicure is a healthy nail first and foremost. The nails are filed into a natural shape that suits your nail bed and finger shape. The cuticle is treated in a soft and gentle manner in order not to stimulate overgrowth of cuticles and…..no hang nails! With the nail bed treated with such tender loving care, it’s now the perfect base for a polish that will last!  Your not into the hottest new trend in polish color? Try the new subtle finish French manicure – no more super white! It’s classic, clean and always in style!

For those who need more longevity or higher protection AKS offers 7 day Vinylux as well as Shellac.

Not enough of a difference you say? Don’t even get us started on health standards and sanitation. Us vs them?! Not even comparable. AKS follows every health regulation and uses brand new emory boards for each and every client. Clean and safe service is a priority!

Guess what else? The pedicure basins are lined with copper! Copper has immense anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-inflammatory properties. It’s  known to be oligodynamic in nature (the sterilizing effect of metals on bacteria), and can destroy bacteria very effectively. Copper also has very potent anti-inflammatory properties. This asset is especially great to relieve aches and pains caused due to inflamed joints. That’s AKS! Thinking of our clients way past their presence in the salon!

Watch this link to see it in action!

 

 

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Haircolor has dried out your hair?

Okay, you got it dyed and cut and ever since then you can’t ever brush it because it gets tangled. You can’t do anything with it and hate wearing it up everyday…….sound familiar? After hair color, the cuticle layer (outer layer) of your hair remains in an opened or widened position for some time. This leaves hair dull and easily tangled – the exact opposite reason you went to get your hair done to begin with! No fret. It is important that for the 2 weeks following a hair color service you treat your hair to moisturizing treatments and use heat protectants.  We love the Nigelle treatment service. It is keratin based, resulting in stronger, smoother, shinier hair that is easier to style. You receive the service in the salon for a minimal cost and then take home 4 treatment vials so that you can continue to treat your hair 1x/week for the next 4 weeks! Once your out of the shower and before adding styling products, make sure you fill in the sponge that is your hair with a heat protectant. We love PhytoKeratine Thermal Spray.  Add the AKS Serum and your in stress free hair styling heaven!

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Extensions in 90!

Always wonder what Great Lengths Extensions are all about? How are the put into the hair? What do they look like? Click on the photo to watch and learn!

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Watch and Learn the Best Use of AKS Volumizing Shampoo and Conditioner on the Meredith Vieira Show

Lilliana Vazquez partners with Mika Rummo to predict what celebrity starlets’ hair will look like at the Oscars and what you can do to get those looks at home! Click on the photo to watch!

 

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Salon AKS’ Team for the Chloe and Izabel Lookbook

Hair styled by Nikki and Mika. Makeup by Sadah.

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Black Friday Sale at Salon AKS

Friday, Nov 27th and Saturday, Nov 28th in salon only!
1. Purchase any two AKS products and receive a 3rd complimentary product.
2. Receive a FREE power dose treatment with any booked service.
3. Receive 30% off any professional styling tool.
Call 212-888-0707 to speak to one of our Salon Coordinators or stop by the Front Desk to help book your next appointment.

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Gorgeous Curls Achieved with the Exclusive Use of AKS Serum! by Sadah Saltzman for Family Circle Magazine

 

Looks by Sadah Saltzman; Achieved using AKS Serum

Looks by Sadah Saltzman for Family Circle Magazine, 2015; Achieved using AKS Serum

 

Looks by Sadah Saltzman; Achieved using AKS Serum

Looks by Sadah Saltzman for Family Circle Magazine, 2015; Achieved using AKS Serum

 

 

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