Red Market Salon Miami: Bridal Hair Workshop by Stephanie Brinkerhoff

The hair industry is one to always continue evolving despite the set standards of the classics. When it comes to hair color, hair cuts, styles and even form changing procedures, the one demand that we must always keep reinventing is the Bridal Up-do.

In early 2017, Red Market Salon was reached out to with the purpose of hosting one of the countries most followed Hair and Makeup Bloggers on Instagram @hairandmakeupbysteph. She was seeking a salon with high standards and reputable track record to offer a workshop that could accommodate students as well as stylists just wanting to further develop their realm of possibilities.

Stephanie works as a professional up-styling educator, and as a wedding hair stylist and makeup artist.  She began her career as a bridal hair specialist in 2007, shortly before graduating cosmetology school.  She now travels world-wide for destination weddings and to teach bridal hair workshops.  She is the resident bridal expert for behindthechair.com, and her hairstyles are internationally recognized, both in the bridal industry and the hair styling industry

Our own special event team attended the workshop in representation of Red Markets ever expanding set of skills.

Red Market Salon Miami: Top Date Night Hairstyles

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you are looking for a romantic updo to complete your look on your next date night, read on to learn 5 great techniques for bringing some romance to your hairstyle. Each of these looks is simple, yet can elevate your everyday hair to something special.

  • French Twist

The french twist is a classic style that is best for hair that is chin length or longer. It is an easy style to accomplish by pulling the hair into a low ponytail and then twisting up and hiding the ends back inside. This style is simple, traditional and beautiful.

  • Low Bun

Soften the look of a tight, high bun by moving the style lower and keeping the edges loose. This look is simple, yet elegant, and is a great way to add some variety to your evening look.

  • Side-Swept Chignon

A side-swept chignon brings unexpected elegance. Easily achieve this look by starting with a side part and bringing the hair into a low ponytail on the same side as the part. Twist the hair until it starts to form a bun, and secure. Soften this look by pulling out some front pieces, and you have achieved an easy yet elevated updo.

  • High Ponytail

A high ponytail doesn’t immediately sound like a romantic updo, but a few tweaks can make this style classic and romantic. Make this look work by creating big, loose curls in the ponytail. Tie with a ribbon and soften the hair in the front, and you have a ponytail worthy of a kiss goodnight.

  •  Braided Crown

Braids are timeless, and this style pulls them into a crown that is sure to complete your look. Starting with a deep part, begin braiding back on the larger side with two or three smaller braids. Finish by braiding back the smaller side, and weaving the ends under and securing with bobby pins. Make sure the braids are loose to achieve a soft, romantic look.

These are just 5 great ideas to get you thinking about your next date night hairstyle. An updo is a great way to get out of your usual hair routine and create a special look for a special occasion. At Red Market Salon Miami we know romance and just how to get you looking eye gaping beautiful for your special someone.

 

Red Market Salon Miami: The Beauty of Black

It doesn’t matter if your hair is natural, pressed, relaxed or curled, for African-American hair, finding a hair stylist you can trust is not only essential, it’s also tough. Any woman can find fault in their hair no matter what type of hair we were born with. For African-American’s, their hair needs a lot of care to prevent thinning. We will look at some of Red Market’s expert advice on how to take care of African-American hair any day.

For natural hair   

Hair conditioner and shampoo are crucial if you need your natural hair to remain as healthy as always. It is difficult to use styling agents without a conditioner and shampoo. Trimming the hair also keeps it neat and stylish and avoids you the feeling of unkempt hair.

For pressed or straightened hair   

Pressed hair needs lots of visits to the salon; some go every two weeks for trimming. However, instead of many visits to the salon and using too many products, drinking a lot of water and greens has significant benefits on your hair. Also, over the counter products like coconut oil are healthy options for your hair care.

For relaxed hair       

In most cases, 80% of people with relaxed hair complain of damaged hair. Hair relaxers contain chemicals that could easily thin out the hair follicles. However, with technology, you can relax your hair without using hair relaxer products, some hot iron curls would be enough. It’s also essential to determine your hair texture since some textures are not fit for straightening.

For thinning hair   

Red Market Salon in Miami recommends the use of Kerastase specific, a high-quality hair product, for people suffering from thinning and damaged hair. The product acts to restore damaged hair and reduce hair loss. For African-American hair that is coarse or relaxed, applying Kerastase after a deep conditioning could provide a heat protective layer on the hair.

Red Market Salon Miami: Trendy Kid’s Cuts and Styles

We all know that adoring fans regularly emulate their favorite celebrity’s hairstyle, but kids shouldn’t be left out of the fun either.
Here are four fun hairstyles from celeb spawns that children will be sure to love.

1. Brooklyn Beckham’s Relaxed Tresses

Brooklyn Beckham, son of Victoria and David Beckham, opts for a longer, relaxed style. It requires little upkeep and gives that laid back vibe his dad is known for. If you have a child that
loves sports, this cut is great and can be put into a topknot for those extra strenuous days. 

2. Suri Cruise’s Baby Bob

Suri Cruise, daughter of Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise, was famous in her own right for the cut of the decade. A killer straight bob with cute, straight-across bangs. The great

thing about this is that upkeep really only requires a bang trim every two weeks. The grow-out process for this cut is also surprisingly easy. 

3. Every boy’s Faux-Hawk

Almost every celebrity boy from Maddox Pitt-Jolie, to Moses Paltrow Martin has contended with the faux-hawk at one point or another. Almost a rite of passage, this celeb tot style gives that edgy look without the edgy maintenance.

4. Colored Hair

Surprisingly (or not), many Hollywood children like to color their hair. The most popular color going around? Green. Perhaps it’s due to the popularity of the Hulk or Loki, but green seems to be a trend among these elite youth.

Many of these styles will go in and out of fashion over the years, but leave it to celebrity children to have as much influence as their famous parents when it comes to style.

Red Market Salon Miami: Perfect Curls at Home

That big event is coming up. You need your hair to be perfectly curled. However, there is simply no time to make an appointment at the salon for professional styling. You may be surprised to know that you can have salon quality curls, without the time and expense of a trip to the stylist. Here are 3 easy steps that anyone can do right in the comfort of their own home.

1 Wash and Prep – A quality style requires your hair to be free of dirt, oils, and any residual chemicals that may conflict with what you are trying to achieve. So wash your hair thoroughly and condition with a light conditioner. The object is to have clean slate for this hair sculpting project. Towel dry the excess water, leaving the hair damp. Now apply a good styling product to the damp hair. A great choice for this is “L’Incroyable Blow-dry” by Kerastase. You will want to Apply one or two pumps to towel dried hair from the ends, working upwards.

2 Dry and Curl – Now that the hair is fully prepped for your perfect curls, go ahead and blow dry the hair. Once your hair is dry use a high quality curling iron of the appropriate barrel size for the curls you want. Hold your iron vertically for looser curls, and horizontally for bouncier, tighter curls.

3 Style and Hold – No that you have sculpted the perfect curls, let’s make sure you keep them! Allow your hair to cool off for a few minutes, this allows the curls to set. Touching, styling, or even running your fingers through your hair too soon, can cause unwanted frizz or droopy curls. Once they are set, take your time and style your hair the way you want it. Finally, apply a good hairspray to hold your curls all day long. One of the best sprays for this is Kerastase’s “Laque Couture” it is flexible, long lasting, and designed to work perfectly with heating tools.

Using these simple steps you can go to your big event looking like you just stepped out a high end salon. Now that you know the secret, you have the tools you need to look beautiful whenever you want when you don’t have the time to come see us at Red Market Salon Miami. 

Red Market Salon Miami: 3 Blooming Hairstyles

Since ancient times, women have used flowers to adorn their hair, and to signal their “availability” to marry. (In Polynesia, for example, a woman shows she’s single by wearing flower behind her left ear. A flower worn behind the right ear means that you’re married or engaged.) In recent years, the neo-hippie crowd that frequent music festivals like Coachella have taken to wearing crowns of flowers in their hair — think Vanessa Hudgens for example, who frequently embraces a “Boho” look.

Here’s a look at some famous blooming hairstyles the “trend” that refuses to go away …

1. Frida Kahlo’s Glorious Floral Headpiece

Frida Kahlo made the floral headpiece her signature look. In photograph after photograph, she’s shown wearing a variety of interpretations. Today, the look has been copied by the likes of Kate Moss, Karlie Kloss and Beyonce, one of the biggest trend setters of modern times.

2. The Flower Child

During much of the 60’s and into the early 70’s, the hippie scene embraced the idea of the flower child. Women wore flowers in their hair as a symbol of “flower power”, the slogan of the times that used flowers to represent the concept of peace and love in the era of the hugely unpopular Vietnam War.

3. The Classic Hawaiian Haku (Crown of Flowers)

Hawaiian natives wore beautiful crowns of native flowers in their hair called hakus. The haku was particularly striking against the sleek dark hair of native Hawaiian women, who often wore them along with classic leis. It wasn’t only women who wore hakus — little girls frequently wore them as well. The tradition goes on today at performances of the traditional “hula” dance and at festivals throughout the Hawaiian Islands, as well as being extremely popular with Hawaiian brides.

Floral “crowns” are still popular today, especially among brides and their wedding parties. But you don’t have to be a bride or a bridesmaid to wear flowers in your hair. A simple flower behind the ear, tiny blooms woven into a braid or an updo or even a not-too-flashy floral crown are entirely appropriate for any fancy dress-up occasion!

 

5 Things your stylist wants you to know

Heading to the salon is a chance for many people to relax and escape their regular stresses for a little while. It is a chance to catch up with your favorite stylist and feel pampered for even just a little bit. Before you head out the door, keep these 5 things every hair stylist wants you to keep in mind. They are meant to help you get even more out of your appointment.

1  Delays happen, let your stylist know. Traffic accidents backed up highways, and other delays happen. Your stylist understands these things are out of your control. However, if the delay is going to delay your appointment, please call the salon. If it is a huge delay, like the road is closed for an extended period of time reschedule your appointment. This allows you to have your  appointment stress free and allows the salon to keep the flow of scheduled clients and walk-ins moving smoothly.    

2 Unplug from your phone and watch the transformation. Put your phone down during your appointment. Catch up with your stylist, let them know if there are big events coming up. Ask what is going on in their life and just relax. This time is for you!

3 If something changes, let your stylist know before you settle in for a wash. As a regular, your stylist has a good idea what you want before you arrive. If you want to try something new, let them know early. This can help them plan your visit and get them as excited about your new hairdo as you are.

4 Tips are appreciated. While many things change through the years, tips are still an amazing way to show appreciation for a job well done. You can even choose to tip any assistants that help your stylist. This is a great way to spread the cheer of a fun day at the salon. 

5 Research the prices before you go. If you are new to a town or changing salons, research their prices before you go. Every salon sets their own prices. You don’t want to be caught off guard by an increase in price for the same services. If you cannot find the price online, ask for an estimate when you call to make your appointment.

The above advice ensures your visit is fun for both you and your stylist. Grab your phone, make that appointment, and pamper yourself for a little while.

Red Market Salon Miami: Holiday Hair

Long or short, straight or curly — your hair is an important part of your style. Add a bit of glam for the holidays without adding hours to your party prep with this holiday hair guide for you and your stylist at Red Market Salon.

Twist-Wrap Bun

Give a classic up-do a new look for the holidays. Start by pulling your hair into a low pony tail. Slip the holder down an inch or two and split your hair into two sections above the holder. Flip the pony tail up through the split and gently pull it taut. Lightly tease the rest of the pony tail to add volume to the bun. Wrap the pony into a bun and top it with a jeweled clip for a bit of “bling.”

Band and Bun

Combine two styles for a special party look. Pull your hair off your face with a glitzy headband for pretty accessorizing, but don’t stop there. Style your hair into a retro beehive behind the band for a simple but flattering holiday “do.”

Beribboned Braid

Upcycle your usual braid for the holidays with a bit of ribbon. Instead of dividing your hair into equal sections and braiding it down your back, opt for a side braid. Add extra interest by braiding two thicker sections with one thin section paired with a narrow ribbon.

Wrap It Up

When you need a quick but elegant hairdo, a wrapped pony tail is perfect. Tease your hair at the crown very lightly to add a little lift, then pull the rest into a pony. Wrap the holder and the pony tail with velvet ribbon rope for a classy chic look.

Crowning Glory

Look and feel like a princess with a crown braid. Add a special touch by braiding in some metallic ribbon or tucking small flower buds or holly leaves or berries along the braid. You might also opt for small jeweled bobby pins or hair picks scattered across the braid.

It’s the holidays, so have some fun with your hairstyle. Start with a classic and take it over the top, or go for broke with an imaginative new twist. Stylists at Red Market Salon Miami can help with these and other innovative styles to try.

 

Red Market Salon Miami: Tips on booking a salon appointment

December is the busiest month of the year for hair stylists, and the better

the salon, the busier they are during the holidays. Follow these easy tips to

make sure you have the best experience. In many ways customer

satisfaction actually depends on the customer!

1 Make appointments in advance.Yes, its true that you might be able

to be “squeezed” in, or perhaps walk in at exactly the right time for

a quick appointment, but if your stylist is anxious about his/her next

appointment you will not get the time and attention you deserve.

Make an appointment and when you do…

2 Be sure and describe as accurately as possible what you want done.

All too often a stylist is surprised by last minute requests when they

have not put aside enough time to do it! Different styles, coloring,

straightening, etc. All take different amounts of time. Be as

straightforward and upfront as possible about what you expect from

an appointment.

3 Be sure and describe what your hair looks like now. Going from one

cut to another is sometimes more technical a change than for others.

All the information you provide in advance will help your stylist make

the best choices possible and to plan for any eventuality.

4 Arrive on time! Remember that when your appointment starts is your

time whether you are there or not. If you arrive late, that is time that

cannot be spent on the reason for going there is the first place.

5 Finally, come prepared. Depending on what you want, you may be

there for awhile. Wear something comfortable, and turn off your

phone. Fully engage in the process. Your stylist is 100% focused on

you, if you give the same attention back, the results will speak for

themselves.

Hair, is a lot like most everything else in life. You get out what you put in.

Hire experts and then trust them. Give yourself fully to the process. And

come prepared. Anything great requires preparation and attention.

Red Market Salon Miami: The Medicure

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Having a pedicure is a self-indulgent treat that many women enjoy regularly. You may think that because boot season has arrived, you can skip it, but there are still plenty of reasons to keep your feet looking pretty (yoga class, the feeling of smooth feet on clean sheets, snuggling with your significant other, etc.). No doubt about it, pedicures are year-round necessity. That said, you haven’t experienced true luxury until you’ve experienced the latest in foot pampering ecstasy — the Medicure.

A Customized Experience

A Medicure is ideal for anyone who puts a lot of stress on the soles of their feet — women who wear heels often, workout often, practice yoga, run, dance, amongst other activities. Your medicure treatment includes callous reduction with a special motorized filing implement. Why callous reduction and not elimination?

Some callousing is normal and necessary to protect your feet. You’ll be interviewed so your medicurist can determine how much filing is right for you based on your activities, work life, and other details about how much stress you put on your feet. After nail care and color, you’ll be treated to an intensive massage to get rid of kinks and knots, followed by a gentler, soothing and relaxing massage.

Be Good to Your Feet

Why indulge in a Medicure? Your feet are one of the hardest-working parts of your body, and deserve to be pampered and soothed on a regular basis. They’ll feel better, look better and serve you better if they’re given the care they need and deserve. And let’s face it, pampered feet are just one less thing to worry about.

In the Miami area, there’s only one place to go for the ultimate Medicure — Red Market Miami!

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