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

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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!

Anya Nadezhdina

“When your confident….. you can experiment and be brave with ideas about hair”.

It took Anya two years to develop her dream, come to the US and see it unfold. Her dream was to come to New York to do hair. Always experimenting with her own mane and her friend’s hairstyles, Anya developed a strong love for the art of hair.

She started her journey at the Carsten Institute of Beauty; AKS was her first interview! They recognized her passion and the rest is history.

Working closely with the AKS team, Anya has built upon her repertoire of skills and developed her own signature style. Her inspiration derives from the ways people do hair in different cultures and counties. She combines the best elements and invents new styles and updos!

Anya specializes in wigs.  She wears them herself and so knows firsthand the needs of her wig clientele. She gets that there are various reasons wigs are worn and thereby customizes each accordingly.  Go to the Salon AKS services page for more information on wigs.

Watch Anya teach you to create your own Mohawk Buns (shown above):

https://youtu.be/QaZCpPTglpI

Watch Anya create the Side Swept Braid using extensions (shown above):

https://youtu.be/AfEEdqncIcI

I saw this haircut ____…… how do I ask for it?

First, is the haircut your requesting right for you? Does the person in the photo have similar face shape and hair texture as you? Find a celebrity whose style you like that has similar face shape to yours and emulate their look.

The process to achieving a great hairstyle starts with a properly proportioned haircut. In order for hair strands to fall into place perfectly, they must be cut perfectly. Hair should be cut according to the way it grows, that way strands can interlock with each other and allow for a graceful growing out of the cut.  This cutting method also allows for ease of style. If hair is cut the way it grows, it does not HAVE to be blow-dried to look good.  Next, hair must be cut in a proportion most flattering to your face shape. You want angles and layers that highlight your best features and diminish your least favorite.

For a great cut and personalized product recommendations come see a professional at Salon AKS.

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I am afraid of getting my haircut! Have any advice on how I can get over this fear?!

Try getting your hair cut in extremely small increments (1/8 inch) every two weeks. In this way, you will develop a comfort level with the process and build trust with your stylist. Once you conquer your fear, it is important that you have a thorough consultation with your stylist so you know the exact haircut you will receive.

Come to Salon AKS at anytime for a complimentary consultation with a stylist.

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my hair is dry and damaged. I want to cut it short but don’t know if it would look good on me….

Shorter hair does not have to be unflattering. It sounds like your hair could really use the recharging a shorter haircut would deliver. Be sure to cut your length in a flattering proportion to your neck and torso so your face does not look fuller. Properly proportioned angles and layers will create angles in your face, defining your features. Good layers will also enable you to embrace your natural texture and keep you from damaging your hair by over styling it. Talk to your stylist about the best look for you!

Come to Salon AKS anytime for a complimentary consultation with a hairstylist.

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I’m in serious need of a new hairstyle! I dread going to the salon because they always manage to butcher my hair or I can never seem to get a cut that is flattering. I want a style that is fun, sexy, and age appropriate. I wear glasses so I want a style that can work with them.

Find a celebrity whose style you like that has similar face shape to yours and emulate their look. Ask yourself: Is the haircut your requesting right for you? Does the person in the photo have similar face shape and hair texture as you? Will you be able to style it in a relatively similar fashion?

The process to achieving a great hairstyle starts with a properly proportioned haircut. In order for hair strands to fall into place perfectly, they must be cut perfectly. Hair should be cut according to the way it grows, that way strands can interlock with each other and allow for a graceful growing out of the cut.  This cutting method also allows for ease of style. If hair is cut the way it grows, it does not HAVE to be blow-dried to look good.  Next, hair must be cut in a proportion most flattering to your face shape. You want angles and layers that highlight your best features and diminish your least favorite.

For a great cut and personalized product recommendations come see a professional at Salon AKS.