Holiday Hair & Makeup at Music To My Hair Salon

SALON TIPS: HOLIDAY HAIR & MAKEUP!

At this point we’re heading right into the middle of December! Do you have your holiday beauty looks ready?

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Hair by Asad Alkurabi / Model – Michelle Vargason

 

HAIR

The holidays are a wonderful time for celebration, spending time with loved ones, having fun, and letting loose!

Holidays also mean attending loads of functions, parties, and events and mingling!

This year, let us help make your holiday beauty routine effortless!

We invite you to let us take care of you this holiday season!

Come in to Music To My Hair for a professional blow out or a beautifully elegant up-do.

This way, you can truly enjoy & relax throughout the entire getting ready process, feel even more beautiful & confident, and know you’re looking your absolute best!

Plus, you’re guaranteed to receive endless compliments on your stunning styles!

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Holiday Makeup Music To My Hair Salon
Makeup by Amber Snare / Model – Michelle Vargason

MAKEUP

Not only does Music To My Hair offer hair services, but we also provide professional makeup services for our beautiful clients.

Music To My Hair’s talented makeup artist, Amber, is extremely passionate when it comes to the art of makeup.

So this year, why not add a quick makeup application service to your hair appointment?

Opt for a smokey-sultry look like the one our beautiful model and salon manager, Michelle Vargason, is sporting or go for a softer, more natural, look. Amber can customize any look for your holiday beauty desires!

Let us take you from day to night, and get you completely party ready while sparing you the fuss of putting your look together!

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*Photos & Blog Post  by Ashley Millet

Hair by Asad Alkurabi, Makeup by Amber Snare, Model – Michelle Vargason

Music To My Hair Salon & Advanced Academy

1214 Troy Schenectady Road

Latham, NY 12110

518-313-7723

Top Men's Haircuts For 2016-2017

MEN’S HAIR! THE TOP CUTS OF 2016-2017.

Mens Hair Fringe Haircut

If the men in your life are anything like ours, then you know that they’re often in desperate need of a hair cut, but simply don’t know what to get.

Sure, these are male models – but why can’t your man look just as polished as they do?

Well, we’re here to tell you that they can & will with the help of Music To My Hair and our team of super-star hair artists.

We’re breaking down our favorite mens hair cuts as of late.

Plus, to make it easy, he can just show the photo of the cut he likes best to his hair stylist. Voila! Easy.

ANGULAR FRINGE

This hair cut really is so customizable.

Whether you prefer your hair to have some rugged volume, crazy texture, or look clean cut & straight – you can make it work with the angular fringe cut.

Not only does this hair style create interesting lines and dimension, but it also accentuates bone structure.

Hard Part And Pompadour Mens HairTHE PART & POMPADOUR BLEND

The hard side part & the pompadour are two hair styles that have become pretty popular over the last few years.

Our thoughts: Why not mix the two?

The best part is that the majority of this look is in the styling.

So let’s say you’re not in the mood to fuss with styling. Simply sweep your hair to the side and add a little product for hold or let it fall tousled onto your forehead.

The trick is, regardless of how you decide to wear your hair, the side part is just enough to make it look like you put some effort in (even if you didn’t!)

Music To My Hair Mens HaircutsSOME CAESAR ON THE SIDE, PLEASE!

Maybe you never want to worry about styling your hair? Then this next look might be right for you.

Let us clue you in on a little secret… as long as you have a quality cut, your hair can look pretty perfect with little to no maintenance (especially for those of you who opt for a shorter style!)

We’re feeling this faded style lately. Leaving just enough at the top gives the look a quintessentially roman feel. Thus effectively leaving the subtle impression that you’re an all-powerful warrior on everyone around you.

Who wouldn’t want that?

Long Curly Hair Men CutLONG & UNRULY

Last, but certainly not least, those of you with curly hair probably have some difficulty picking a style that is simultaneously edgy and suitable for your hair texture.

Try going with something a little longer at the top with a clean, but slight taper towards your ears & neck.

Not only does this cut look incredible on curly/wavy hair, but it’s also pretty easy to maintain at home!

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Waxing vs. Shaving. What Are The Benefits Of Waxing?

MTMH: ALL ABOUT WAXING

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Waxing is a hair removal technique which is considered to be semi-permanent in nature & works by removing the hair at the root. Almost all of the areas of the body can be waxed including eyebrows, face, legs, arms, back, abdomen, the bikini area, & feet.
Waxing should always be done by a trained esthetician!

Strip waxing is used by spreading a wax combination in a thin layer over the skin. A paper strip or cloth is applied and pressed gently onto the wax layer & then quickly ripped off in the opposite direction of the natural hair growth.

Check our list of waxing services here!

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF WAXING?

1. WAXING REMOVES DEAD CELLS.

When the wax is pulled from the skin, all the dead skin cells are pulled off along with the hair.

2. TIME SAVER!

Removing hair in awkward places is simple with waxing. When shaving around the cracks & crevices of your legs you have to be very careful & take your time to avoid unnecessary cuts. Not so with waxing!

waxing3. LONG LASTING.

When your body is waxed, the hair is removed at its root – giving you about 2-6 weeks worth of smooth skin (depending on your hair type & thickness).

4. IT’S NATURAL!

Ever cut yourself shaving & wonder what the effects of cutting yourself with metal may be? The amazing thing about waxing, is that it’s herbal & made with quality ingredients that are skin safe and easy on sensitive areas.

5. REDUCES GROWTH.

Waxing can actualy reduce hair growth over time! Meaning that after a while, your frequency of waxing will lower gradually! You should be able to go longer in between appointments, meaning money saved on pesky razors and smooth, hair-free, skin for much longer.

 

Bri's PicMEET BRIANNA, OUR EXTRAORDINARY ESTHETICIAN/WAXING SPECIALIST!

Brianna is passionate about skin care & always aims to have her clients leaving happy, glowing, & feeling confident about their skin. She began her education in North Carolina & continued with advanced courses in South Carolina. She received certification in medical esthetics, lasers, LED treatments, chemical peels, & more.
Brianna has always considered researching products & ingredients to be extremely important. She prefers products that are more natural, paraben-free & void of other unnecessary chemicals, while still providing fantastic results.
Brianna consistently keeps up with the newest trends & innovations in skin care & uses her knowledge to customize treatments & home skin care plans for her clients.
XOXO
Ashley Millet
Music To My Hair Salon & Advanced Academy
1214 Troy Schenectady Road
Latham, NY 12110
518-313-7723

 

How To Do A Rope Braid Pony Tail

MTMH: HOW TO DO A ROPE BRAID PONY TAIL

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THE STYLE

Fashion Week always sets the tone for the upcoming seasons trends. For those in the creative arts industries, Fashion Week provides inspiration and rekindles the flame of passion for all things hair, makeup, and fashion. One of our newest obsessions is the rope braid ponytail!

The style team at Aveda pulled off a beautiful rope braid pony tail over at the Public School show & Rebecca Minkoff opted for a bohemian version of the classic & sleek braid pony tail.

STEP 1. SMOOTH & SLEEK

Smooth your hair back using the Aveda Light Elements Smoothing Fluid $29. Secure with an elastic band.

STEP 2. HIDE YOUR BAND

To hide your elastic, wrap a small piece of hair around the hair band and secure with pins. This will give your hair a more polished look.

STEP 3. SPLIT IT UP

Next, split your pony tail into two equal sections. Begin twisting the hair in each section to the right.

x2030STEP 4. CRISS CROSS

Cross the right section of hair over the left section to begin forming the rope twist braid.

STEP 5. FOLLOW THROUGH

Continue twisting your separate sections to the right as you wrap the sections over each other to the left. Once you’ve reached the end of your braid, secure with a clear elastic.

STEP 6. FINISH IT OFF

Finish this look by blasting your hair with a strong hair spray like the Aveda Control Force Hairspray $31. This will help to keep the style in place & smooth away any potential fly aways. For added measure, spritz a bit of shine spray – we suggest the Brazilian Blowout Acai Shine Spray $28 for a beautiful finish.

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BOHO CHIC VERSION

Prefer the more bohemian version of this style? Follow the steps below to get the Rebecca Minkoff runway hair styled by Tommy Bucket.

rope-braidSTEP 1. ROUGH IT UP

For this version, we suggest prepping your hair with a high quality texturizing spray & thickening tonic to create a rough base. Try out the Living Proof Instant Texture Mist $27 & the Aveda Thickening Tonic $29. 

STEP 2. BEND & SNAP

Using a flat iron, bend sections of hair back and fourth to create some body and encourage additional texture.

STEP 3. PART IT

Part hair down the center & pull it back into a ponytail at the nape of the neck. Secure with a clear elastic.

STEP 4. SEPARATE

Just like before, split the pony tail into two separate sections & roll them counter-clockwise.

STEP 5. TWIST TOGETHER

Twist the two pieces together to create the bohemian undone rope braid, securing at the bottom with a hair tie.

STEP 6. MESSY DO

Using your fingers, separate & rough the surface of the braid to create an effortless boho look. Set the look with hairspray & apply a small amount of the Davines Oi Oil to the front sections of the center part for a radiant shine.

Try out this look at home for yourself! Make sure to tag us in a photo using the hashtag #musictomyhair on social media! We love seeing your recreations.

Ashley Millet

Music To My Hair Salon & Advanced Academy

1214 Troy Schenectady Road Latham, NY 12110

518-313-7723

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