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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.