With the change of season, comes transforming colors , weather and wardrobe!
Fall , means collars and sweaters, and no more running out with wet hair! The best ways to step into the fall is to take advantage of the gorgeous weather (no humidity!) and try something new.The Clean Line – the blunt collar bone length haircut has been around for a few years now and isn’t going anywhere any time soon. Its a flattering length on everyone. For 2017 try changing up the look with some shorter face framing angles. These shorter pieces will add movement and texture as well as accentuate your cheekbones and eyes.The Short – If someone tells you short hair is easier , that’s not completely true, you will need to get your haircut reshaped more frequently than your long locks but your morning hair routine time will be cut in half, if not more. It’s a great way to change up your look and routine while taking advantage of no humidity!
Bangs – if you are ever in the mood to cut bangs and you ask your stylist in the summer they will usually tell you to wait until fall to try it out (sweaty bangs stuck to your forehead are never the best look). Come fall, bangs are a great way to change it up. This season, a bold piecey bang with long textured hair is definitely the way to go. Afraid because you have crazy cowlick? Brazilian blowout will be your best friend! It’s a quick fix to Brazilian just the bang – it redirects the root of your hair, giving you the ability to wake up in the morning and run out the door without a worry. This statement look is more versatile than you think!
Adding Depth – A lot of times throughout the summer we let our color go, opting for those natural highlights the sun gives us. What is not great is the dryness we get from the salt water and chlorine, not to mention the green (blonds) or brassy (brunetttes) undertone that our hair can take on by the end of the summer. Going darker will bring back that healthy shine and add a glow to what’s left of your Labor Day tan!
Hair Conditioning – After the summer we all need to replenish our hair and scalp! Stop in to the salon 1/2 hour earlier than your scheduled appointment to hydrate your scalp with the Phyto Pollene treatment and then sit with an intense mask under the heat to hydrate your ends.
Routine – apply a few pumps of the AKS serum as your daily dose of vitamin E ,keratin and argon oil! It helps keep static away as well!
Blow Drying/Styling – Try this ‘formula’: Always use the nozzle on your hairdryer – it truly focuses the direction of the hair cuticle, so you do not go against it and create frizz. With your hands, first lift the root. Then the mid hair shaft of hair. Now, your hair should be 80% dry. Finish with a boar bristle brush to smooth and shape the hair (Yes! Boar bristle not metal!) You’ll achieve long lasting, shiny hair in 1/2 the time.
The Look – Straighter styles are in for fall – yet not flat and flat ironed! Curing irons are still a great tool for second day hair! A large barrel curling iron can give a perfect amount of soft wave (not beach waves) for fall
When in doubt, ask your favorite AKS stylist for their opinion on the haircare options that would benefit you most.
Do you have short layers or angles that may not fit into a ponytail?
Don’t fret! We’ve created a few layer friendly, versatile looks that survive even the sweatiest workouts.
Switch it up! Two strand rope twists emulate a braid but are much easier to achieve on yourself. They will save your blowout and hide shorter angles while you’re sweating it out in the gym. Best part? Take it out once the sweat has dried off your hair and you will have soft waves.
Elevate the tried and true ponytail by doing a Mohawk braid down the middle. Braiding the hair in between the arches of your brows to the crown of your head hides those shorter pieces and adds some fun and personality to the pony.
The most popular gym ‘do’? A messy bun! The secret ingredient here is to add a mask to the ends of the hair before your workout. As your scalp generates heat from perspiring, the hair cuticle opens up and really absorbs all those great conditioning properties. Avoid getting the mask on the roots so you can keep the messy texture and not look greasy!
So next time you have to ask yourself “Is this gym/studio appropriate?” keep an open mind along with these hairstyles in your back pocket.
Merci, a chic department store with fabulous restaurant downstairs. A favorite in the Marais! Have lunch and shop here after…
The newly renovated Picasso Museum is a must see!
Next stop: Biologique Research. After lunch and shopping and a long day of walking … I entered Biologique Research at 4 pm to receive a
1.5 hour facial!! I did not want it to end! Unbelievable !
Marlena is amazing!
Next stop David Mallet Hair Salon!
Always a great experience , take a moment to meet David and tell him youare a friend from Salon AKS in NYC!
He will soon be taking on the salon at the Ritz, as well as his own salon, not too far from there!
Le Comptoir du Relais… A favorite amongst locals and my good friend Eric Ripert. An exceptional meal in a Casual bistro setting.
We asked AKS Colorist and health and wellness guru about a few hair myths. We wanted to know, are they true?
Q. Will squeezing lemon in hair actually give you highlights?
A. If you want chemical free all-natural highlights go head and squeeze some fresh lemon directly in your hair for some sun-kissed highlights. It’s also a great way to add some shine and strength as lemon has high content of vitamin C and some minerals.
Q. Will chlorine turn hair green?
A. It’s the presence of copper in the pool that causes hair to turn green, not chlorine. I usually advise my clients to rinse there hair with cold water before dunking their locks into chlorinated water. It helps to coat and seal the cuticle layer of the hair, making it hard for any chemical that’s in the pool to penetrate the hair. Always rinse and condition your hair after swimming to protect your haircolor.
Q. Should you be changing up your shampoo and conditioner every couple months?
A. Changing your shampoo and conditioner with seasons is required to have healthy hair as our hair is constantly changing with climate change. Switch it up to have healthy, bouncy, vibrant and smoother looking hair.
For more health and wellness advice, visit Feven’s Eshi Wellness web page
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!