Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Get your hair summer ready

Your best summer accessory this warm season will be your hair so here are some recommendations. 

Get a Haircut.  If you have any split ends you wont be able to hide it during these humid summer days plus sun exposure will definitely worsen damage or dehydrated hair.

Do warm colors. If you have been thinking about brightening up, summer is the time. Also bold unexpected colors are still a trend this summer so be creative, think gold highlights mixed with rose highlights or a rich brunette with hints of golden bronze.

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Get the right products. A good  hydrating shampoo, a good conditioner and a very good leave in treatment with UV protection are a must for the drying summer time sun.  Muse leave protector has an exclusive formula with sun block that wont weight your hair down .

Accessorized your hair. From hats to scarfs or flowers, have fun with your hair and enjoy this summer.

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Thursday, February 1, 2018

Growing out Grey

Going Grey has become more common in the past few years, even for younger women.  From time to time I have seen some women with a beautifully mane of hair untouched by color whose gray hair does not seem to influence their age appearance at all, but this is rare. I personally think hair color is the best invention ever, for not everyone is blessed with the same hair genes. Perhaps it was the trend of young women intentionally dyeing their hair gray that created a new association between grey and youth and  contributed to some women wanting to let their grey out. But let's face it, purposely added grey hair is strategically placed and toned, while in most cases grey hair seems to appear very randomly and carry unwanted tones. In the last couple of years I have had more clients than ever asking for help in growing their grey  hair out. So against my personal feelings regarding this matter I have done so. There is one thing I like less than this trend and that is unkempt hair color. 
There is indeed a right way to grow your grey out it can be costly, it requires professional help and it can take time, but the maintenance is less costly and the result is 100% better when done by a professional colorist.
The process is a form of a color correction. In most cases the first step is a highlight-lowlight
process to blend the old color into the new growing hair. The goal of the highlights is to make them
light and thin enough to create a base where grey hair color can be added in similar patters where the
client's hair would grow. The lowlights should be the same or similar shade as the  natural
pigmented color to diffuse some of the gray and blend or eliminate a line of demarcation.
Sometimes up to 3 or four colors are added to blend what was there before and as the hair
continues to grow the extra colors are eliminated. How much can be achieve in one visit depends
on the starting color and the health of the hair. Some upkeep is required before your color is fully
grown out. 

If the hair is very fine and brittle it makes it more difficult to lighten to the necessary level to achieve gray. In this case several visits are recommended for the lightening process.

when the hair has been colored really dark for year some hair cutting is also recommended. The pigmented hair can be very difficult if not impossible to lighten without breakage 


Even if you achieve the perfect color in one visit you may find that the gray "highlights" get a little brassy or they turn a bit yellow when they start washing out  as it happens with platinum or any cooler blond shade,so you may need to come in for more toners during your transition to avoid this.

For an appointment call Muse The Salon (813) 258-2558

Tampa, Fl.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

               Hair Products to Inspire your Holiday Hair

With the holidays here, you want your hair looking its best at a moments notice. Whether you want it to look freshly blown out, curled to perfection, straight and smooth or in a fancy up do, you will need the right products on hand. These are the top products to achieve the right look from Inspirations by Muse

Definition Crème. This weightless crème adds texture and volume great for creating soft shapes with a lift also great for adding definition to curls.

Shine Balm. This concentrated gel will gloss, smooth and control hair. It helps to direct hair when blow drying creating a brilliant shine perfect for the holidays.

Styling Gum. This is a must for any style. Our styling gum is lightweight yet it provides great hold that will sustain throughout the day. Excellent for up do's  or to add control and shine to any style.

Shaping Spray. We developed our hair spray as a dry workable spray that provides a buildable hold and tremendous shine. This hair spray will never flake away and it gives you the option of you preferred hold.

Don't for forget to have add the right blow dryer we recommend FHI and Chi Pro which you can find right here at Muse The Salon.

               For more information call Muse The Salon (813) 258-2558 Tampa, Florida                          

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Hair color gone too dark

Hair gone too dark? Sometimes it is not possible to get it as light as you would want without compromising the hair.  It is the health and strength of the hair that determines how light you can go.

Box hair color particularly can sometime carry a stronger pigment which is more difficult to dissolve, you should NOT try to do it yourself. Know this, putting a lighter color on top will not fix it, it may make it worse. This has to be done by a professional.

There are a couple of ways to remove hair color, but all of them are  unpredictable, they have to be closely monitor and the plan of action can be a step by step process.

Don't get discourage, as I mentioned, there are options, but the most important step in this process is choosing the right colorist. Research, research, make sure you are given a detailed consultation and be realistic with your expectations. This can be a costly and timely process but there is always hope.

To Make an appointment Call Muse The Salon in Tampa Fl (813)258-2558

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Tips to Help Protect Color-Treated Hair

For everyone who wants to keep their hair color looking great, these tips from Matrix professional are awesome.    

With proper care and a little creativity, you can keep your color-treated hair looking shiny and vibrant. This is good news since 70% of women in the U.S. color their hair! To help protect your hair color and keep your hair looking lovely, the professionals at Matrix offer these 26 tips to help you care for color-treated tresses:

Long-Lasting Hair Color Depends on Well-Conditioned Hair
Hair color can make hair more porous, which causes it to absorb and release moisture more easily. This can cause loss of color molecules every time your hair gets wet. Here are tips on how to keep as much moisture in your hair as possible, by maintaining the best possible condition.

1. Have Your Stylist Use Only Quality, Conditioning Hair Colors
Begin by asking your hair colorist to use a professional hair color with conditioning properties that will continue to condition the hair as the weeks go by. Hair color with natural oils will help retain moisture in your color-treated hair and leave it looking shiny and healthy. Ammonia-free hair color is another great professional option that treats hair with TLC?

2. Remember: Red Dye is Most Susceptible to Color Loss
– Red hair colors tend to fade faster because they have the largest molecules.  The molecule size makes it more difficult for red dyes to penetrate deeply into the hair, thus they dissipate more rapidly.  So when going for a red hue, be sure to have your stylist use hair color that maximizes high-definition color results with minimum stress to the hair’s cuticle.
3. Shampoo Your Color-Treated Hair Less Frequently

– To prevent water from washing away your vibrant color, the answer is simple: Wash your hair less often. To retain those natural oils that help condition your color-treated hair, shampoo just two or three times per week, and never more than every other day. This will help your color last longer and help maintain health in your colored hair.

4. On the In-Between Days, Use a Color-Safe Dry Shampoo on Color-Treated Hair

-- To help keep color-treated hair looking fresh, flip your hair over and spray dry shampoo at the roots to soak up oil.

5. After Coloring, Wait 2 Days Before You Shampoo

– When you color your hair, wait at least 48 hours to shampoo, preferably longer. If you can go three or four days before shampooing, even better. This will give the color plenty of time to set.

6. When You Don’t Shampoo, Keep Your Hair Dry in the Shower

-- During those off days, wear a shower cap to keep your color-treated hair from getting wet while showering as this can cause some color to fade. Or, pull your hair up into a loose bun or a ponytail to protect it from getting wet.

7. Turn Down the Water Temperature When Shampooing Color-Treated Hair

– When you shampoo, stick to lukewarm or cooler water temperatures. Super-hot water leeches dye out of hair faster and strips the color because it opens the surface of the hair strand, which causes the dye molecules to escape.
8. Skip Shampoo and Go Straight to Conditioner From Time to Time Try Using Conditioner Only on Color-Treated Hair Sometimes
– If you can, consider using moisturizing conditioner only on your color-treated hair. Shampoo can take more color from your hair more than conditioner.

9. Condition Every Time You Shampoo Color-Treated Hair
– When you do shampoo, be sure to condition your color-treated hair every time with a color-protecting conditioner. Conditioned hair will help your color look shinier and more even. Even if you have fine hair, condition the tips, which are the oldest hairs on your head and have the most damage. Start at your ears and work your way down to the ends.
Product Usage Matters on Color-Treated Hair
What you put on your hair will make a difference in the longevity of the color and the long-term health of your hair. Dyed hair requires special attention, so invest in salon-grade products formulated for colored hair. Using color-protecting shampoos and conditioners on color-treated hair can help protect the color and add shine, volume and luster. Here are suggestions:
10. Use the Best Shampoo on Color-Treated Hair
– When you wash color-treated hair, be sure to use a color-protecting shampoo. Using a good shampoo will help your color last longer and help maintain the health of your processed hair.

26 tips to help protect color treated hair and keep it looking fabulous

11. Avoid Sulfates on Color-Treated Hair
– Sulfates can strip color from hair, so look for a sulfate-free shampoo.  Sulfates contain salt, which strip away moisture, and moisture loss is one of the main causes of color fading.

To read the rest of the tips visit MatrixBlog
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Saturday, April 23, 2016

Hair Color Trends Worth Remembering

After a few years of cool blonde shades popping up all over, warm blondes are making a comeback. "Think more buttery beige and sandy blondes, less icy blondes," says celebrity stylist Brian O'Connor.

Hair trends come and go but some are worth remembering.
Good Housekeeping has selected 30 hair color trends from 2016 and we have picked a few that we believe are here to stay.

                                       Buttery Blonde                                   

With "snowlight" highlights, shimmering pieces of pale blonde scatter across the top of the head like — you guessed it — snow. Try this to get a sparkling lift for your summer hair color.


  Rose Gold

Ready to try the hair trend that's taking over Instagram? Rose gold hair is a pretty, ethereal shade of pink-tinted blonde that's being worn by celebs like Emma Roberts. It's so radiant, it lights up your whole look — even if you're not wearing any makeup!

          Snow Light

Get ready to see this French word, meaning "copper," all over the place as this shimmery shade gets big in 2016. "The cuivre trend of reflective intense copper is going to be the most popular shade of red in 2016," says Rick Wellman, Schwarzkopf Professional Representative. "Think Julianne Moore with amped-up intensity and tons of glossiness."
                                           Cuivre Red

Ombre is everywhere, but hairstylists are always finding new ways to reinvent this versatile style. "The ecaille, or tortoiseshell, technique will be strong in 2016," says hairstylist Ed Blum of Makeovers Salon + Spa. "This takes three or more sympathetic shades and working them through the hair to create movement." Bonus: if you have thin hair, Blum says this style can add dimension and give the appearance of more volume.

Ecaille Blend

If you've always wanted to go dark with your hair, now's the time. "Brown hair colors will be more woodsy, ranging from chocolate to espresso," says Giselle of Pierre Michel. If you're stressed about the dullness of your hair, ask your colorist to apply a color gloss for added shine.

                                             Woody Brown                                 

See all the trends Feature on Good HouseKeeping

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Tuesday, July 14, 2015

9 Reasons You Should Get A Hair Gloss Treatment

1. A gloss will repair any summer damage you have. Spent a little too much time in the sun and chlorine this summer? you should get a gloss. It actually repairs your hair and undo all that damage, so you'll feel a lot better. The gloss will return texture and deep condition your strands for ultimate silkiness and shine.
2. It's not as harsh or permanent as regular hair color.  A gloss is very acidic and closes the hair and the cuticle real tight. The result is a very smooth surface texture that will reflect a lot more light and have a much softer feel to it.  On the other hand, regular color contains ammonia, which opens up the hair cuticle and deposits color into it, therefore damaging the hair.
3. A gloss provides translucent color and intense conditioning. A gloss will work with the
variation of tone that you hair naturally has, allowing for a more subdued shade. If you have gray hair and if you put a gloss on, it will have a very tonal effect as opposed to being one solid opaque color,  It also automatically makes your hair super shiny and smooth. It will even reduce a little bit of frizz, and overall, your hair feels like you had a conditioning treatment and color done at once,
4. It can help tone down highlights If your highlights end up looking a little too brassy,  we recommend getting a gloss treatment right after to tone down the color. After every color in my salon, I finish the treatment with a gloss to lock the color in and to make sure that the tone is the exact shade that I want it to be.
5. You don't have to change your natural hair color to get the benefits of a gloss. There's such thing as a clear gloss, which is essentially a powerhouse of a conditioning treatment for your strands. All you'd be doing is lowering the pH level of your hair and imparting extreme conditioning properties.
6. It's a no-commitment change.  The best thing about it is there's no commitment to it and it's going to fade on its own (within six weeks). And if you want to change your hair, it doesn't interfere with any type of chemical change you want to do in the future.

Article from Huff Post Style

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