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!

 

Haircolor has dried out your hair?

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!

My hair is limp and thin. When I put it in a ponytail it stay’s in the same shape after I take the hair tie off. It’s dull. I have little flyaways. What can i do?

It sounds like your hair is lacking moisture and elasticity. Good nutrition and scalp circulation are vital to healthy hair as is using professional grade products that are pH balanced for your hair. Yes, they are more expensive but they are also more concentrated, thereby lasting you longer. Invest in products that will bring hydration and elasticity back to your hair. Get your hair trimmed regularly (every 6 weeks) in order to remove your split ends. As long as your ends are split, you will be unable to grow any length because they will always break off. Products we love to help you along: http://shopaks.com/products/aks-volumizing-shampoo for a lightweight, hydrating and volumizing hair cleanse. To increase hair vitality and strength, use this amazing hair and nail vitamin: http://shopaks.com/products/phytophanere-for-hair-nails. The vitamins take 3 months to show their effects but the effects are long lasting. Compound the effects by treating your scalp with Phytocyane Densifying Treatment.

Here at Salon AKS we have a treatment by Loreal Professional called Fiberceutic. This treatment works wonders to help restore both moisture and elasticity to the hair and is used primarily by those who do not want to cut a significant amount of their hair off but need it to be healthy again.  These in-salon treatments are professionally formulated for a customized, individually prescriptive experience. Featuring clinical strength technologies to target all areas of the hair strand, the Ceutic treatments provide long-lasting benefits.  We recommend coming into the salon for a Fiberceutic treatment and then following it up at home with the Loreal Fiberceutic shampoo and conditioner. Please call 212-888-0707 for the next available appointment.

Come in to Salon AKS anytime for a complimentary consultation and for the best style advice and personalized product recommendations.
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How do I stop my hair from breaking?!

First, you must determine the cause of the breakage. Are your ponytails too tight? Is your hair over processed? To what extent is your hair damaged? And what will change about your day to day routine to keep your hair from getting damaged again once its been repaired or cut? Generally speaking, once hair is truly broken, there is no good way to repair it and so it is best to cut it into a healthy state and move forward from there.

Good nutrition and scalp circulation are vital to healthy hair as is using professional grade products that are pH balanced for your hair. Yes, they are more expensive but they are also more concentrated, thereby lasting you longer. Invest in products that will bring hydration and elasticity back to your hair. Get your hair trimmed regularly every 6 weeks- in order to remove your split ends. As long as your ends are split, you will be unable to grow any length because they will always break off.

Products we love to help you along:
To stimulate hair growth and promote strong, shiny hair: http://shopaks.com/products/phytophanere-for-hair-nails
For a weightless treatment option: http://shopaks.com/products/secret-de-nuit
Heat protectant to be used before heat styling: http://shopaks.com/products/phyto-9
Come in to Salon AKS anytime for a complimentary consultation and for the best style advice and personalized product recommendations.
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