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Homemade Hair Masks: Get beauty salon care, at home

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Whether you have dry scalp or split ends, oily hair or split ends, hair care is an ongoing battle. Thankfully, when you don’t have time to visit us at Red Market Miami’s beauty salon as often as you’d want, there are options to keep your hair healthy at home combined with a great Kerastase regimen in between. For your consideration, here are several low-cost hair recipes for giving you the admirable qualities you want your hair to exude:

If you are looking to hydrate your dry hair and scalp, a rehydrating oil mask is for you. Heat 4 tablespoons of olive oil in the microwave for 20 seconds, add 2 tablespoons of honey and apply to your hair. Cover with a shower cap and leave on for 20 minutes, then rinse.

This avocado hair mask will restore shine, hydrate, repair and fight the frizz effect. Mix together 1 whole avocado, 2 eggs, 1 tablespoon of honey and 1 tablespoon of coconut oil in a bowl. Starting at the roots, work the mixture into your hair, then let sit for 15 to 20 minutes and rinse.

Problems with oily hair? Try this simple yogurt hair mask. Mix 1/2 cup (more if you have longer or thicker hair) yogurt, 1 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar and 1 teaspoon honey in a bowl and work into your hair. Let the mixture set for 15 to 20 minutes, rinse and wash hair with an organic fruit shampoo to battle any lingering yogurt odor.

If frizz is your foe, using this frizz-fighter mask once a month will help keep it under control. 1/2 cup yogurt, 1/2 cup honey and 1 tablespoon almond oil whipped together and applied to your hair and scalp will do wonders. Leave on for 15 minutes and rinse.

To eliminate excess oil or grease and give your hair an attractive shine, use this strawberry hair mask. Blend together 6 or 7 strawberries, 1 tablespoon coconut oil and 1 tablespoon honey in a food processor or blender. Apply it evenly to damp hair and leave on for 5 to 10 minutes, then rinse well with warm water. For more hair tips, visit our blog.

5 Hipster Men’s hairstyles of 2017

We continually see men’s hairstyle trends that come and go every year, yet you still find some managing to hang on for years. One thing we’re seeing stay consistent are low and high fades, which provide a bit of retro and modern. Although we’re seeing a lot of specialized cuts this year combining classic elements with newer and more chic ideas.

If you’re looking for a stylish cut this year, here’s the top five to consider to stand out in any crowd.

1. High Fade With Swept Back StyleMen's-hairstyles-salon-miami-beach

With high fades continually being popular in recent years, this style is a little more formal, though still looking professional. The fade on this cut is short, but not down to the skin. For the top, you’ll use a matte hold to avoid a messy look.

2. Short Textured Haircut With Long FringeMen's-hairstyles-salon-miami-beach

You’re seeing this popular haircut as well, yet it’s for those looking for something unique in hip settings.

The long fringe might take a little time to do right, including some challenges in maintenance.

3. Buzz Cuts With Shape-Up and Disconnected BeardsMen's-hairstyles-salon-miami-beach

A truly hip look this year is the buzzcut with a shaped top. It’s another example on how fades on the sides are still popular with new variations. This adds another new haircut trend: disconnected beards.

Various other haircuts now use the disconnected beard look.

4. Long in the Front and Short Everywhere ElseMen's-hairstyles-salon-miami-beach

Esquire recently did a piece about popular short haircuts used by male celebrities. While they note haircuts from Leonardo DiCaprio to Tom Hiddleston, one good cut for those with thinning hair is the Alexander Skarsgard look.

This keeps your hair longer up front, then shorter in all other sections. It gives the impression you have more hair than you maybe do.

5. Disconnected PompadoursMen's-hairstyles-salon-miami-beach

Yet another popular style you’re seeing around is the disconnected pompadour involving a fade on the sides and voluminous top hair. As a quiff hairstyle, you have numerous options with the pompadour look. Even combed back pompadours are now universal styles, giving you chic and trendy hair for virtually any occasion.

Trends in the hair industry change constantly, luckily enough, hair is reborn just as quickly and then its time for the next look. Come see one of our experts at Red Market to assist you in choosing your next sweeping hairstyle.

 

Sea Salt Spray for the perfect beach waves hairstyles

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Salt spray is a phenomenal product that helps create effortless, natural-looking wavy hairstyles without the need for a curling wand. It’s great for those days that you want your hair to look styled, yet natural, and it’s extremely popular during the summer months. Although it’s a popular product, there’s still a lot of people who haven’t learned how to perfectly use it. Below you’ll find a few tips to help you achieve those beautiful beach waves every time.

Don’t Use too Much

You don’t want to saturate your hair with salt spray because it’ll look dried out and crunchy. You want to create beach waves that fall and flow in a soft, natural way. So, take it slow. Spritz a few light sprays and go from there. If your hair is thin, you definitely need to be careful with your application. If you have thick hair and notice that you don’t have enough product to achieve your desired results, spritz a few more sprays, focusing on the layers beneath your top layer of hair. Make sure you always spray evenly. You want to get all your hair and avoid spraying too much on one section.

Apply it to the Right Sections

Most people should only spritz their mid-lengths to ends. You avoid the roots because spritzing sea salt directly on your roots might overload them and dry out the top section of your hair, reducing some of your hair’s natural shine. However, if you have really thin, flat hair, you might consider adding a tiny amount of spray to your roots. This will dry them out a little and create a bit of lift, giving you a voluminous start to your beautiful waves.

Apply to Wet Hair

If you want beautiful beachy waves, you should apply the salt spray to wet hair. Spritzing on dry hair will texturize your locks, but it won’t create the look you desire. If you don’t want to wash your hair before styling, that’s fine. You can simply dampen your hair before applying the spray. After your hair is wet, spritz the sea salt spray evenly on your hair and work it through all the way to the ends, scrunching or twisting your hair as you go.

Drying it Correctly

Once you’ve spritzed, twisted, or scrunched your hair you need to dry it. If you have time and don’t mind, it’s great to let your hair air-dry. This will help you achieve a more genuine day-at-the-beach look. Of course, you don’t have to air-dry your hair. However, you don’t want to blast your hair with heat and mess up the effort you just put in either. If you choose to use a blow-dryer, you should only use it on the cool and low settings. Anything more can mess up your beachy wave hairstyle. Whatever you do, do not rub your hair with your towel at any point during this process. If you need to, you can pat it dry and gently scrunch with your towel if you hair is too wet, but do not rub it.

Fixing Mistakes

If you find that your hair turned a bit crunchy or crisp, and you don’t want to start over from the beginning, try adding a few sprays of a good leave-in conditioner to help soften it up a bit.

Sea salt spray is the perfect styling spray for beautiful day-at-the-beach wave hairstyles. If you think this look and styling method sounds like something you’d enjoy, try Kerastase Spray-a-porter sea salt spray and follow these helpful tips to create the perfect waves every time. Available at Red Market Salon Miami.

The Top 7 Hair Color Trends of 2017

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If you’re contemplating a trendy hair color, this is the perfect time to experiment and embrace a new, refreshing look. For a color pop to your hairstyle, check out these eight hair color trends of 2017:
Blorange
The trendiest hair color of the year is when blonde meets orange. This color hybrid ranges from soft pastel-like tones to a fiery sunset shade. The blorange around your face is particularly flattering because it highlights your face and flaunts the color. This combination complements both warm and cool skin tones, making it universal and flattering for all. 
Color melt  
The ombre was a big hit, but the color melt is the latest trend replacing ombre with its softer look. Unlike ombre, color melt creates a more natural transition from dark to light. There is no harsh transition, but rather a smooth look. This look is especially easy to do for those with ombre hair.
Bright blonde
Classic blonde hair never goes out of style, but this year it’s about being brighter and keeping highlights soft. Instead of chunky highlights, the roots of the hair remain close to the natural hair color, and fine strands of hair are softly saturated. The ends of the hair are where all the bright highlights are. And if you prefer lower upkeep, this is the hair color you want this year because the roots are so close to the natural color.
Reddish hues
If you’re a natural redhead or want to experiment with some red hues, then this is the year for it. Red tones are in. So if you already have red hair or red tint in your hair, ask your colorist to bring out those natural tones. For those looking to add some red into your hair, pick from a range of golden copper to a bright red for some spice to your hair color.
Gilded brunette
For brunettes, adding a touch of soft gold to the mid-length and tips of your hair will frame your face. This gilded touch creates a soft touch of gold highlights on dark brown hair color, providing a radiant look. This look is subtle and natural, yet fresh and sophisticated. 
Seamless lines
If you prefer just highlights, go for seamless lines this year. Unlike traditional highlights, smooth lines blend the next shade of color gradually like color melt, creating soft lines instead of harsh contrasting ones. This kind of highlighting works for all hair colors and is low maintenance as well. 
Cinnamon brunette
If you’re a brunette, consider adding a hint of red to your natural color. This color trend is officially called cinnamon brunette. Cinnamon Brunette is now considered the new blonde of 2017. Those with fair skin especially benefits from this because it adds warmth to the skin tone. The spicy red and deep brown combo creates a dramatic look and is refreshing for those wanting to highlight their natural brown. 
The hair colors of 2017 are sexier and stronger than ever. Whether you’re a blonde, brunette or redhead, the hair color options are all unique and gorgeous in their own way. Start now by expressing yourself in one of these colors and you’ll be have heads turning wherever you go.

Jane Fonda | 80 Years of Popular Hairstyles

Jane Fonda has been a style icon for eight decades now, which is really no small feat. From her graceful clothing and popular hairstyles to her killer looks, not to mention her vivacious personality, there is a reason she still remains a beacon in Hollywood glamor. With a brand new show on Netflix, Grace and Frankie that has critics and audiences alike charmed, it is clear that Jane Fonda is still on top.

Her history of beauty and style has always been part of what makes her unique. However, her popular  hairstyles have always set her apart. We decided to do a flashback post in honor of Jane Fonda’s birthday and look at some of her most popular hairstyles from the past eighty years.

1) Blonde Highlights with Curly Waves

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With her gorgeous blonde highlights and signature wave, it is hairstyles like these that have made Jane Fonda remain elegant while still being trendy. The blonde highlights are flawless with her skin. The touch of red lipstick to go with the whole look, elevates it.

2) Barbarella, 1967 

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Going back further, there is no doubt that Jane Fonda has had beautiful hair throughout her life. Her look for Barbarella really exemplifies her willingness to try new styles, colors while still looking effortlessly chic. Her low ponytail and shiny mane work wonderfully to accent her cheekbones in this look.

3) Jane Fonda in the 70s

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Another eponymous look, this popular hairstyle of Jane Fonda’s has been often requested by many. The shaggy haircut and blunt edges made her an activist icon in the 70s. The almost androgynous look overall made it a subversive haircut for the time. Always pushing boundaries, this was just one facet of her style evolution over the decades.

Jane Fonda has been synonymous with beauty, grace and class – and fabulous hair to boot. These are just some of her best hairstyles over the past few decades of her career, each one more unique than the other. One thing is for sure though: When it comes to Jane Fonda’s style evolution, rest assured that there will be better and more beautiful looks to come.

Top Ways to Hide Your Roots Between Salon Visits

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Hair color can do a lot for you, such as highlighting your face, providing volume to your hair, and adding some oomph to your style. However, when your hair starts to grow and your roots start to show and you have not had a chance to visit your salon, the look may not always be as appealing as you’d like. Here are some suggestions on how to hide your roots between visits to the salon:

Volumize

Flat hair shows your roots more. So while you’re in between salon visits and are in a bind to hide your roots, it’s important to add some volume to your hair. Lift your hair by adding texturizers or use dry shampoos.

Powder and Concealers

Root powders and concealers are other ways to spray or brush on color to your hair. Many brands will have different colors to suit various hair colors. These products can come in handy when you’re in a jam.

Root-friendly Hairstyles

Playing with updos are other ways to hide roots when you don’t want to wear your hair down. Do so with braids, French twists, or any other fun way to pull your hair back to blend and mix hair colors together in a way to hide roots.

Don’t fret if your roots are showing in between salon visits. Follow any of these suggestions, and you’ll have a temporary fix until you get your touch-up.

 

The preferred product at Red Market Salon Miami is:

Hairatin

Hide your roots between salon visits

uses keratin fibers to hide your roots. Hairatin, in particular, comes in different colors to match various human hair colors. The hair thickening fibers are like a mascara brush with color that you apply to your hair. Not only does it thicken your hair but it also works wonderfully for camouflaging roots.

The Beauty of African-American Hairstyles

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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 and work with African-American hairstyles.

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 hairstyles that is coarse or relaxed, applying Kerastase after a deep conditioning could provide a heat protective layer on the hair.

3 Flower Hairstyles to Really Turn Heads

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 flower hairstyles the “trend” that refuses to go away …Flower Hairstyles

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 ChildFlower Hairstyles

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)

Flower Hairstyles

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 “crown” flower hairstyles 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 hair 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.