Gallery Opening Featuring Artist John Hampshire

Join us to view an exhibit of artwork by John Hampshire while listening to live jazz by the Julia Donnaruma Trio. Meet the artist, enjoy refreshments and share in this lovely evening with us.

$10 Entry Fee/Suggested Donation

John Hampshire is a Professor of Studio Art at SUNY Adirondack and has had numerous solo and group exhibitions nationally. He is the recipient of many honors and awards, including most recently a SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creativity, a NYFA fellowship grant, and a Purchase Award from the Hyde Museum.

Aveda Control Force Hairspray

MTMH: PRODUCT OF THE WEEK

Aveda Control Force Hair Spray

AVEDA CONTROL FORCE FIRM HOLD HAIR SPRAY

The Control Force Hair Spray  by Aveda is our favorite product of the week!

It’s the strongest & firmest holding hair spray from Aveda & the product offers long-lasting hold & humidity defense for all hair types. Strong hold hair spray doesn’t mean crunchy hair with this product. The Control Force Hair Spray gives moveable hold, while still keeping your hair looking perfect all day. The formula is quick-drying, non-flaking, and it contains UV filters & healthy anti-oxidants to keep your hair feeling & looking its best.

wavyhair2WHY WE LOVE IT

 This product is one of my favorites to apply to my clients as a final finish. It gives a great hold, but still has movement. Plus, the hair spray doesn’t weigh down clients hair.” –Asad, Creative Director & Owner.

WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT

All-day firm hold and 24-hour humidity defense

Fast-drying, non-flaking formula

UV filters and anti-oxidants

Certified Organic essential oils of Bulgarian lavender, bergamot, palmarosa, and vetiver-calming aroma

HOW TO USE IT

Hold can 10-12 inches (25-30 cm) from dry hair and mist lightly.

Layer product for extra hold.

 STYLING TIPS

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GREAT BIG HAIR:

Spray Control Force onto dry hair, with head upside down. Turn head upright and “comb” into shape with hands. Finish with Control Force to set and protect from humidity.

POWERFUL PONY:

Spray Control Force into palms and smooth over pulled back hair.

Pony Tail Control Force Hair Spray

Wind Blown Hair Spray

FINGER FINISH:

Spray Control Force onto fingertips and stroke onto wisps and details for hold.

AMPED UP:

Backcomb hair until desired texture and volume are achieved. Mist Control Force over style and mold into shape with your hands. With a diffuser, blow-dry with high heat to prolong the hold.

BLAST OFF:

Hold dryer underneath dry hair & point forward. Blast hair while misting with Control Force for a dramatic wind-blown effect.

Try this product out for yourself  or request to have your stylist apply the product at your next appointment to see the amazing results of this strong hold hair spray.

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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