Fall 2017 Hair Trends by Hadar Liebovitz

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.
– Hadar

Best Anti Frizz Hair Products

Antonio Diaz, a stylist for Alicia Keys, says of the Salon AKS Anti Frizz products “”These products hydrate hair, tame frizz and smooth curls. I love that they’re loaded with natural ingredients like coconut water and sunflower extract. Simply shampoo and condition while your hair is still wet, then detangle any curls by using your fingers — don’t reach for a comb or brush! They’ll only lead to breakage” Thanks for the ❤️

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Stacy Brardo

“Treat people the way you want to be treated while making

them look awesome!”

At a young age Blowdry Specialist Stacy Brardo loved watching her mom get dressed up, doing her hair and makeup. This (and slew of bad haircuts as a teen!) is what truly inspired Stacy to pursue a career as a hair stylist. “No one should ever have to have a bad hair experience!”  Stacy studied cosmetology at Aveda Institute in NYC and picked up  tricks of the trade at Salon AKS. Some career highlights include assisting during New York Fashion Weeks and on television segments for NBC Live and The Today Show.

Her love of fashion and strong sense of style come to life in her work with hair. She can take you from edgy to classical and everything in between; finding the best look for your event or lifestyle.

Brardo finds pride in being a good listener. Her personal and professional belief is to “Treat people the way you want to be treated while making them look awesome!” Stacy is always ahead of trends and is ready to bring you there too. You should probably get her on speed dial!

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

I got a fabulous blowout at the salon! I am trying to create the same look at home and am having difficulties. Any suggestions?

First, the right tools are essential.  Choose a professional blowdryer fitted with a nozzle at the end. Our favorite is the Twin Turbo. Using a nozzle on the end of your hair dryer will help to reduce flyaways and get you better control of your roots. Next, use brushes with high quality, all natural bristles.  Boar bristles are ideal for coarse and curly hair, while the silk bristles work well with fine or damaged hair. The size of your brush is determined by the length of your hair and your desired end result. The longer your hair or the straighter you’d like your ends to be, the larger the brush size you use. For shorter hair or for long hair that desires bounce and wave, choose a brush with a smaller diameter.  Purchase Here.

Now that you’ve got the right tools, it is important that you follow up with great products.  Start off with a high quality shampoo and conditioner. Next, you will need to prep your hair with the right products before any blowdrying starts. When making a product decision, ask yourself: is my hair dry? is my hair oily? do I want volume?  how much hold do I need my hair to have?  do I need an anti-humectant to fight frizz? do I want to define my natural curls? or do I want to smooth them out? Then go to Shop AKS for the best of the best products! Ask yourself the questions above then type your answers into the search tool of Shop AKS, Voila! the right products for your hair will pop right up!

Visit Salon AKS for personal product recommendations or to make an appointment with a blowdry specialist for a blow-dry lesson.

Salon AKS

This Holiday Season, Party With Us, at Salon AKS

Join us at the AKS Touch Up Lounge

$30 to:

  • Touch up or elaborate on your existing style
  • Get curled with an iron, anti-humectified with a flat iron, or volumized with rollers
  • Receive a simple updo or fun braid

No appointments necessary, simply call in or walk in! Available Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 4-5:30 with select stylists

Nikki Ray

A master stylist at Salon AKS, Nikki’s natural talents are exceptional.  Unparalleled artistry emanates from Nikki’s  hands, creating masterful bridal looks, natural looking hair extensions, cutting edge haircuts. She is known for bringing out the beauty in ethnic hair. Nikki is a visionary. Her client are often seen with transformative looks – she can give you a hot pixie one day and add extensions the next to alter the mood. Nikki has earned credits in Town & Country, Allure, Suede, and Vanity Fair. Combining her talent with her experience, she is often sought out by New York City’s fashion forward heavyweights and VIP’s .  Always in demand, Nikki frequently travels and makes house calls to accommodate her clients needs.

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Watch Extensions Being Placed By Nikki Rayhttps://youtu.be/Pa5BLr_xElo

Boardroom to Barstool Tutorial: https://youtu.be/cyaXJ5hCkM4

Natural to Night;Fro to Fab Tutorialhttps://youtu.be/QSSvOew2h2c

Want to know more about Great Lengths Hair Extensions? Click photo below to watch Nikki in action!

Great Lengths Before and After

An Artist At Work...Click to Watch It!

An Artist At Work…Click to Watch It!

 

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Click to Watch the Magic!

 

 

Judith Light on The View, Click to Watch It!

Judith Light on The View, Click to Watch It!

Click on Photo to Watch Nikki as She Shows You How Jennifer Garners Hairstyle Can Be Yours in Minutes!

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Click on Photo to Watch Nikki as She Shows You How to Get Kristin Chenoweth’s Oscars Hair at Home!

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Nikki Weighs in On Beyonce New Pixie Cut

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Nikki Shows you How to Get Beyone’s New Look on Inside Edition

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