AKS Must Haves….. and Why! by Mika

Ever wish you had all the inside information to every hair product and every hair service ever available?! Well, WE do! Want in? Read on…..

Gloss –  The bang trim of haircolor. Glosses are great for the midway point in between your highlight appointments. They will refresh the tone of your hair and revitalize the shine! For my fine haired friends, glosses are a great way to build volume in your hair without committing to color.

Bang/Neck Trims – A great haircut will grow out so well that a person could go months without a fresh cut. But our hairline always tells a different story.Whether your male or female, the hair around your hairline is a telling tale of how recently you’ve had your haircut. The solution? Stop in to your stylist at the midway point in between your haircut appointments for a ‘bang’ trim (you don’t have to have bangs! this could be your face framing angles) or a neck and side burn trim. These drop ins are wallet friendly (they’re complimentary!), they help your hairsytlist get to know you and your hair better, and best of all, you’ll always have a fresh looking cut!

Brazilian Blowout Treatment – Little known fact…..this treatment does not have to be done over the entire head! It can be targeted to areas of your hair that have the most frizz, tightest curls and/or most stubborn cowlicks. In this way, your curl pattern becomes more consistent throughout your hair, frizz is gone and your hair goes in the direction you want it to now that those cowlicks are tamed!. Essentially, your problem areas go away! A BB Treatment around your hairline can even make a ponytail a breeze – no more frizz to worry about around the temples and behind the ears!

Nigelle Treatment – This is a quick 3-step salon treatment that includes four ampoules to be used at home once a week for 4 weeks, extending the life of the treatment. So for $70, you get 4 weeks worth of treatment care – what a bargain! It’s 3 formulas allow for customization for your haircare needs. The fine hair formula improves the quality of hair without weighing hair down. The normal and coarse formulas lock in moisture to tame and soften unruly, frizzy hair and restore shine.

Alpha Beta Medi Spa Peel by Aida – This 3 step professional peel is different than the 2 step at home peels from Dr Dennis Gross. Aida trained specifically with the Dr Gross team to be able to perform this specialized treatment. The results are immediate. Your skin is luminous, your texture and tone are improved and as long as you’ve applied high SPF sunscreen, you don’t need to avoid the sun! Repeated treatments have the added benefits of stimulating collagen production – improving skin density and firmness and diminishing lines, wrinkles, and the appearance of sun damage.

Dr Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Glow Pads – Ever use a self tanner and get streaks? Weird pigmentation? Yeah, we’ve had that experience too. But not with these pads! They are in the form of a towelette which makes them easy to use, easy to obtain an even distribution and, best of all,  your hands won’t be all gooey and orange after using them! They exfoliate, self-tan and have anti-aging benefits too!  The icing on the cake…..your glow looks completely natural!

Style Edit Root Touch Up – This cleverly packaged product has 2 main functions. 1 is a practical one – it camouflouges your grey hair until you get in to see your colorist. The 2nd is to make hair look fuller and create a mattifying effect on the scalp so that a flash bulb won’t shine on it and make you look bald – you fine haired ladies know what I mean! It lays on the surface of your scalp so that you can’t see the scalp as much – this gives the appearance of denser hair. Now that your scalp has a matte finish, when your picture is taken and a flash bulb is used, the flash won’t bounce off your scalp! This is a popular hollywod trick!

Loreal Artec Next Day Hair – This texturizing spray is a marriage of a dry shampoo and hairspray. It gives the hair some grit, adds density and provides a light hold. You can use it on ‘dirty’ hair to prolong the life of your blow-dry or  you can use it on clean hair to give it a lived in feel.  For Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray lovers, this is cheaper and just as good!

Secret De Nuit – Many are afraid of this overnight treatment by Phyto. A common thought process is that it will stain your pillowcase; or be uncomfortable to sleep in; or cause a breakout on your skin. None of which are true. It absorbs directly into your hair and is not greasy in the least. It’s ingredients are active at night, when the hair’s ability to repair itself peaks.Secret De Nuit replenishes dry or damaged hair. It is amazing to use after getting a full head of highlights to restore the nutrients in your hair.  You do not have to rinse it out.

Salon AKS Baby-Toddler Hair and Body Wash – The best part of this is that it is ALL NATURAL. Coconut derived detergent creates a very gentle lather that enables it to double as a shampoo as well as a body wash and smells so good even moms and dads will want to lather it on! Take it with you anywhere!

AKS Color Care Shampoo – This is unlike other color shampoos you’ve used before. The coconut water and macadamia extract both hydrate the hair – essential after a color service! The rosemary leaf and sea kelp extract help to close the cuticle of the hair and truly seal in color for long lasting color protection! Plus, it’s sodium chloride and sulfate free!

AKS Anti Frizz Shampoo – If you think shampoo does not matter to the final results of your hair, your mistaken. The ingredients in your shampoo are essential to providing the base for the look your hoping to achieve later on in styling. The Anti-Frizz shampoo contains keratin & sunflower extract.  These work to bond hair and keep frizz to a minimum. Add to that the protective and moisturizing qualities of coconut water, cocobetaine and coco seed butter. After shampooing, your already halfway to achieving fabulous curls or a long lasting blowout! Best for coarse or frizzy hair.

 

Stay tuned! We are always trying and discovering new things!

 

Hair Myths…..How True Are They?

Lighten-your-hair-with-lemon 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

I have curly that is rough, dry, and frizzy. Which shampoo is best for me?

The best shampoo for your hair type is one that will hydrate the hair shaft as well as your scalp. We love AKS Anti Frizz Shampoo and Conditioner.

For great styling results, use 2-3 drops of AKS serum before blowdrying or wet setting your curls.

Come to Salon AKS at anytime for a complimentary consultation and personalized product recommendations.

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I need help to find a hair product that can make my hair feel light and manageable. My hair is usually very frizzy and thick. I need something that can tame it down right after a shower. Something that is good for humidity too!

Start by ensuring your hair is well hydrated and that you are using high quality products (pH level of product should be anywhere between 4.5-7.5). Shampoo and conditioner play a big part in how your hairstyle turns out. For great results, use Salon AKS Anti Frizz Shampoo and Conditioner. Then, after your shower, use several drops of AKS Serum to smooth hair and add shine and hydration!

Come to Salon AKS anytime for personalized product recommendations.

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My hair gets oily and I can’t go a day without washing it. What do I do?

The less you wash your hair, the better it will be in the long run. Over washing your hair sends a message to the sebaceous glands that they need to produce more oil. Wash less and give your sebaceous glands some time to realize that they do not need to produce the amount of oil that they do. . Wash your hair with shampoo only 2-3x a week. The other days, rinse rinse rinse until the oil is off your scalp. Then condition only the ends.

Additionally, seek out a shampoo which treats oily scalp and purchase a powder based dry shampoo. Use the dry shampoo on the days you are not using shampoo in the shower. Moroccan oil also makes an Oil control scalp serum that can be used as a scalp treatment 2x a week.

For personalized recommendations or to receive a complimentary confirmation stop in to Salon AKS at anytime.