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Hair Gloss Service at HC

What is Hair Gloss? Hair Gloss is a demi-permanent color service that tones, corrects and adds shine to the hair.  The REDKEN hair gloss service also known as REDKEN Shades EQ uses an ammonia-free formula to coat strands, and can do everything from correcting unwanted tones to introducing an entirely new shade to your hair. But unlike permanent alternatives, it does all this without…

Healthy Hair 101

Getting Healthy Hair As we ease into cooler weather, we’re often left with some summer hair damage. All that fun in the sun has taken it’s toll! The first step to healthy hair is to head to Hair Cuttery! Your HC Salon Professional will cut those dead, split-ends to revive your style, change up your…

REDKEN pH-Bonder 101

Did you know that coloring and lightning can take a toll on your hair? Great news! Starting October 3, all Hair Cuttery salons will offer REDKEN’s new pH-Bonder service that helps reduce breakage, improve hair’s elasticity and overall health for colored hair. What happens to your hair during a professional color service? If the hair isn’t protected during…

4 Myths about Permanent Haircolor

What is Permanent Haircolor? We know that the idea of using a permanent haircolor can be intimidating. But under the care of a salon professional, it doesn’t have to be! Let’s face your permanent haircolor fears together, by setting the record straight on 4 of the most popular myths associated with long-lasting color. Myth 1: It damages…

HC at New York Fashion Week

New York Fashion Week In our continuing partnership with Rodney Cutler, two of our talented Hair Cuttery Salon Professionals were selected to join Rodney’s team back stage at New York Fashion Week featuring Spring Looks! HC Salon Professional and Regional Performing Artist in New England, Vanessa L. and Salon Professional and Regional Performing Artist in…

Smart Haircare from Redken

Smart Haircare Technology You have a smart phone and maybe even a smart TV. Who says your haircare can’t be smart, too? In early 2017, Redken launched SMART Haircare. That means we upgraded the formulas of three of our beloved haircare lines – All Soft, Extreme, and Color Extend Magnetics – to include our latest discovery…

Share-A-Haircut, Help a Child in Need

Share-A-Haircut for Back to School Summer is in full-swing, but here at Hair Cuttery we’ve already got fall on our mind. For many children, the back-to-school ritual includes shopping for school supplies, picking out new clothes and getting a fresh haircut. Unfortunately for many children, this is not a reality. Our Share-A-Haircut program aims to…

Air-Drying for All Hair Types

Air-drying how tos Summer’s hot days are here and the last thing you want to do is spend time baking under your blow dryer! Air-drying is the way to go! Save major minutes and the health of your hair with these simple, heat-free styling tricks. First tip is to assess your hair type into one…

Rodney Cutler Joins HC!

Rodney Cutler joins the HC Family We’re excited to announce the addition of celebrity stylist Rodney Cutler as our new Artistic Director! Mr. Cutler brings more than 25 years of beauty and salon experience. As one of today’s most sought after stylists, Rodney’s celebrity clientele includes Emma Watson, Paul McCartney, Fergie, Rachael Ray, Jamie King,…

3 Summer Blonde Looks

This post originally appeared on the The Redken Blog  and is published on the Hair Cuttery blog with their permission as part of our ongoing partnership.   3 Summer Blonde Looks from Redken Is you hair ready for a summer blonde but you want something different than classic, traditional blonde haircolor? Redken challenged three Redken…

Special Event Hairstyles

Special Event Time As the weather warms up, so do our social calendars!  Do you have a special event coming up like the prom, a wedding or graduation to attend? If so, we’ve picked some of our favorite styles from the #MyHCLook photo gallery that is full of looks done exclusively by Hair Cuttery salon…

6 Hair Hacks for Flawless Hair

Hair Hacks For Flawless Hair Check out our  essential hair hacks every girl should know to tame her tresses and look flawless!  From a blowout to what products work best- we have a solution for every hair problem! DIY Blowout- The trick to a fly-away free blowout is to section your hair prior to blow…

Share-A-Haircut for survivors of Domestic Violence.

Help Survivors of Domestic Violence Giving back to someone in need this spring can be as simple as getting a haircut. Hair Cuttery, the largest family-owned and operated chain of hair salons in the country, is excited to once again team up with The National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) for the fourth consecutive…

Spring Hair Color Trends

Spring Hair Color Trends Taking a cue from the season, and make a change! Spring hair color trends, like the season, share a richness of colors and variety. It’s the perfect time to renew, refresh and revitalize your look. So far, hair color trends are literally mixing it up with blends like rose gold, customized…

It’s a 10 at HC

It’s a 10 makes hair care simple! It’s a 10 accomplishes 10 things – instantly. That’s what makes it unique. What takes other hair care products multiple steps and bottles, It’s a 10 delivers all the benefits in just one bottle. Our guests and salon professionals rave about It’s a 10 because it really has…

Date Night Hairstyles

You’ve got your outfit in mind, but what about your date night hairstyle?  Valentine’s Day is almost here, so if you’ve got a date or if it’s a girls night out, it’s the perfect opportunity to change up your look!  You’re dressing yourself up so why not give some special attention to dressing up your…

Share-A-Haircut for the homeless

  Help the Homeless While the holiday season has come and gone, Hair Cuttery is continuing the spirit of giving with our annual Share-A-Haircut program, which is in its 18th year. For every haircut purchased in any of our nearly 900 salons on Monday, February 6 and Tuesday, February 7, a free haircut certificate will be…

New Year, New Look

Time for Change With the new year comes change and what better way than with a new look!  There’s nothing quite like the feeling of leaving the salon with a hair that feels and looks healthy. Now, it’s easier than ever to change up your hair. There are endless color and style options to customize the…

Winter Haircare Tips

It’s time to put your winter haircare routine into action! Dry and dreary winter weather can wreak havoc on your hair health.  In winter conditions, it’s harder for hair to retain moisture which makes it brittle and prone to breaking. Another issue is frizz and static that often comes with winter clothing. We’ve got some excellent…

Holiday Hairstyles

3 Lux Holiday Hairstyles ‘Tis the season for selfies! We’ve got your holiday hairstyles covered.  It’s always festive to upgrade your look with a easy upswept style.  We partnered with Meaghan Moynahan, HC Blogger Ambassabor and author of the blog District Sparkle to be our muse. Hair Cuttery salon professional Ashton C. created these three stunning…

Holiday Gift Ideas

Holiday Gift Ideas for Everyone! We have some great holiday gift ideas to help check off your shopping list! The holidays are here, and there’s so much to do with all the parties, shopping and planning. Take some time to treat yourself! Come into Hair Cuttery for a relaxing service and stock up on some great…

Holiday Party Hairstyles

Holiday Party Hairstyles Getting together with friends and family to celebrate the holidays is one of the best things about this time of year! Part of creating memories is taking lots of selfies and photos.  Of course you want to look your very best, so we’ve got some great ideas to give you the perfect…

Hair Products for Fall

As the seasons change, it’s best practice to change up your hair products as well.  There are several factors to take into account when transitioning from the warmer to cooler temps.  For one, the air is less humid.  This is great news to reduce frizz, but if you’re using your summer products, it can weigh…

Halloween Hair

Halloween is almost here! It’s such a fun time to be creative and show your wild (or scary) side! If you’re heading to a party, you’ve probably got your costume ready to go, but what about your hairstyle?  If you’re not wearing a hat, the details in your hair can really help make your character,…

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Our HC Story

As you likely know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and it is a time that hits close to home for many Americans. Our mother Jean had breast cancer and I know that our family is just one of millions touched by this terrible disease. This year, I’m proud to announce that Ratner Companies is…

Support Breast Cancer Awareness Month at Hair Cuttery

Every two minutes a woman in the U.S. is diagnosed with breast cancer.  A startling statistic and one that is too familiar for many. Nearly all of us have been affected by breast cancer in one way or another; whether we’ve received our own diagnosis or have supported a sister, mother, friend or coworker through…

Fall Hair Color

It’s officially fall and the ideal time to change up your hair color for the season! Take a cue from Mother Nature and update your look. Whether you choose to make a subtle color change or do a major hair makeover, we’ve got some great examples from #MyHCLook photo gallery to show you just what…

Hair Repair Tips

Add Hair Repair to Your Beauty Routine End of summer is the perfect time to add hair repair to your beauty routine. We know how important it is to protect our skin in the summer sun, but what about our hair?  Hair damage affects the overall look and feel of your locks. Therefore, hair is usually…

Back-to-School Hairstyles

Back-to-School Prep Time! Summer is winding down and it’s time to prep for back-to-school.  Be sure to add a visit to a Hair Cuttery salon on your back to school to-do list. You can stock up on all thehair supplies you’ll need, and you’ll be ready to hit the school yard or campus looking your best!…

Give Back With Share-A-Haircut

Caring for our communities is one of Hair Cuttery’s core values. This year, as parents and children gear up to go back to school, we are getting ready to give back to those in our community who really need us. From August 1 – August 15, all Hair Cuttery salons will be participating in our…

Share-A-Haircut for Back to School

Seems like summer is flying by and before you know it, we’ll be gearing up for back to school. Hair Cuttery wants to help your kids get ready for school while giving them an opportunity to give back to kids in their community with our Back-to-School Share-A-Haircut program. For many, getting their child a fresh…

Summer Haircare Travel Tips

It’s vacation time and we’ve got some great summer haircare travel tips!  Whether it’s a long weekend road trip or if you’re hopping on a plane to somewhere with sun and sand, you’ll need to bring along your haircare and styling go-tos to look amazing in all those selfies you’ll be snapping! Hair Cuttery has some…

Hot Summer Hairstyles

There is so much to love about summer, but it can be a hairstyle challenge with all the humidity and activities that make a girl sweat! Whether you have short, long, straight or curly hair, we have some ideas to keep you looking cool in the summer heat.  Plus, these are easy hairstyles that you…

Summer Fun

Dennis here! Now that summer has officially begun, there’s no better time to kick off the summer fun. We’ve been busy the last couple of weeks and have even more great things planned for the upcoming warmer months. We just launched our brand new TV commercial promoting our free, relaxing shampoos with every haircut, an…

Summer Hair Styling Essentials

Summer is finally here and it’s time to change up your hair styling routine to include sexy beach waves, bombshell blowouts and upswept looks.  We’ve got our top hair styling products and tips on how to use them so you can style and go! Be sure to come in soon for your summer refresh and…

Orlando

To a city that means so much to us, we are sending you our deepest condolences after the tragic events this past weekend. We’ve always been proud to call Orlando home to many of our salons and know that without this great city, we wouldn’t be where we are today. Our thoughts are with the…

Hair Transformations from Hair Cuttery!

Thinking of making a change to your hairstyle, hair color, or length?  Check out these amazing transformations all done by our Hair Cuttery stylists to give you some hair inspiration before your next salon visit. Check out more amazing looks at  #MyHCLook photo gallery and our Pinterest boards.  Bring a picture of your favorite look into the…

Wedding & Prom Hairstyle Ideas

You’ve got the dress and shoes, now what about your hair?  We’ve pulled some of our fav looks from #MyHCLook photo gallery to show you just what our talented stylists can do and give you some hairspiration for your next special event. For more ideas, check out our Pinterest Wedding Hairstyles or our Special Occasions…

Spring Clean your Hair Routine

Ready to spring clean?  Whether is cleaning out your closets or purging old stuff, it’s also time to rethink your hair routine.  As the temps change, so should your hair care routine.  Plus, it’s probably time to re-assess your tools- combs, brushes, irons & blow dryer to make sure they are in peak condition to…

Share A Haircut and help survivors of domestic violence

Giving back to someone in need this spring can be as simple as getting a haircut just in time for Mother’s Day. Hair Cuttery, the largest family-owned and operated chain of hair salons in the country, is honored to once again team up with The National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV), the leading voice…

Hair How-to: Side Braid

Braids are gracing the red carpets, cat walks and side walks everywhere.  Here’s a quick how-to for an easy side braid that works with most hair lengths and features hair care and styling products by Cibu:   Shop these all products featured at your local Hair Cuttery or order Cibu online!  A huge thank you…

New Hair Products for Your Spring Beauty Routine!

Spring is the best time to refresh and renew.  Spring clean your hair care routine with our favorite NEW products! Take Your Stylist Home with Cibu We’ve all said it to our stylist, “I wish I could take you home”.  Well, now you can (sort of), by using the same professional products to get the…

Date Night Hair Ideas

A date is the perfect opportunity to take your look up a notch. We’ve put together these top looks to look your best all night! Half Upswept Away Half up hairstyles are a great go-to for an effortless night out.  Your hair is upswept to frame your face while the rest is cascading down your…

Share A Haircut and Help the Homeless!

At Hair Cuttery, we take great pride in our commitment to give back to the communities in which we live and work.  Since 1999, we have donated more than 1.26 million free haircuts to individuals in need through our Share-A-Haircut program. This year we continue to give back, beginning with haircuts for the homeless on…

New Convertible Collection Styles by Hair Cuttery!

Hi, I’m Ali Hoffberg, Artistic Leader at Hair Cuttery. I lead the creation and launch of a new Design Collection Class that will empower our Hair Cuttery stylists to give our clients a new, trendy and modern look that is quick and easy to style. At Hair Cuttery, we always offer our stylists ongoing continuing…

Take Your Stylist Home with Cibu!

If you are a Hair Cuttery client you’ve probably heard of Cibu. Best known for hero products like Sticky Rice Pomade, Ancient Serum Argan Oil Treatment and Sashini Thermal Shine Spray, Cibu is simple to use, smells great and actually works. But do you know why? Cibu is awesome because your Stylist made it. (Go ahead…

Holiday Gift Sets at Hair Cuttery

Tis’ the season to give Falalalabulous gifts for everyone on your nice list!  Professional hair products are the best way to treat those who deserve only the best. Here’s some of our top picks to put under the tree or add some style to their stockings.               Sweet sets…

Holiday Party Hairstyles

The holiday season is here and we’ve got some great style ideas for all hair types to give you a festive look for all of your upcoming parties.  Blowout with sexy curls One of the best hair moments is when you have a professional blowout! Your hair looks and feels perfect, so why not treat…

Find Your Perfect Haircut

Finding the perfect haircut can be daunting especially when we’re seeing the latest hair trends and we’re tempted to change our hairstyle thinking that this new style would look good on us. In reality, finding the perfect cut is quite simple. All you need to know is your hair type and the right products on how to style it…

Fall Hair Care and Styling Essentials

New Season, New Routine Fall is here but the change in temperature can really confuse your hair—and we’re talking both color and texture. Just as you switch up your wardrobe and skin care routine, you should also make some changes to your hair care and styling routine to get the best look for the season!…

Products and Tips to Achieve the Best Curls!

The time to embrace your curls and waves is here!  Curly girls are having their hair envy moment, but as many of you know, your curls seems to have a mind of their own!  We’ve got the latest tips and innovative hair care and styling product recommendations to help you get healthy looking locks! Dos…

Hair Color Trends for Fall 2015

Change is in the (h)air! Fall is the perfect time to start fresh.  Here are some hair color ideas to inspire your fall look. Subtle highlights and lowlights interspersed throughout  hair have a gorgeous natural effect that can even make hair appear fuller overall.             This is the season of the Brunette! Work with…

How To Repair Summer Damaged Hair

As if the hot tools weren’t damaging enough, the summer sun and extreme heat adds extra stress to your tresses. Add in the salty water and chlorine and you probably need some serious summer hair repair.  Here are some simple tips and tricks to repair summer damage and get your hair healthy: Make the Cut…

16th Annual Share-A-Haircut- Join us to help children in need in your community

Since 1999, we’ve donated roughly 925,000 free haircut certificates through our back-to-school Share-A-Haircut program. We’re committed to increasing the number of free haircuts each year, but we need your help. Get your child’s hair cut at any Hair Cuttery salon from August 1-15 and we’ll donate a free haircut certificate to a child in need…

Hair Color 101- What to tell your stylist before any color application service

When you’re changing up your color or seeing a stylist for the first time, it’s up to you to provide information about your hair so it will lead to the best possible, “smile back” service.  Here is some must-share info for your stylist prior to a color service: Hair History This is the most important part…

Summer Hair Styling Products Must-Haves at Hair Cuttery

In our previous summer must-haves blog post, we covered the best haircare products for your hair type. Now it’s time to help you with styling your hair with the right products that are essential to achieve the look you want and make your style last in the worst climate condition (HUMIDITY)! Top Styling Picks for…

Summer Haircare Must-Haves at Hair Cuttery

Summer is here and that usually means dealing with the hot, humid weather that can wreak havoc on your hair! No worries, we’ve consulted our stylists to get the top recommendations for every hair type to keep your locks healthy and groomed all season long. Top Summer Haircare: Shampoos & Conditioners Fine Hair: The new…

Unplug This Summer: How-to Air Dry Your Hair With Style

In case you haven’t heard yet, air drying is the latest trend for summer hair. It’s effortless and natural. “Air drying is the new blowout”, according to Harper’s Bazzar .  So, it’s time to take a break from taming your curls with damaging heat and embrace them instead!  Here are some great tips to help you rock the air…

NEW from Redken: Frizz Dismiss beats humidity like never before!

As the temps rise, so does that dreaded blowout killer- HUMIDITY!  Many of us have left the house looking impeccable and arrived at our destination looking, well, frizzy and it only gets worse as the day goes on!  How many of us avoid sitting al fresco at a restaurant and opt to stay indoors to…

Best of Spring: New Must-Have Products for Beautiful Spring Hair

Spring is here and it’s time to embrace the NEW!  As you spring clean, don’t forget to toss out any product that you haven’t used in over six months or products that are taking up valuable closet space.  It’s also a great opportunity to acquire some lighter hair care and styling products for the changes in…

Share A Haircut: How to donate a haircut to the homeless in your community.

For Hair Cuttery, the largest family-owned and operated chain of hair salons in the country, the spirit of giving doesn’t stop with the holidays; it’s an ongoing mission. Last year, the Share a Haircut program was expanded to help not just children headed back to school, but the homeless, victims of domestic abuse and veterans….

Hair Cuttery Holiday Hairstyles: 3 Quick and Easy Party Looks!

It’s time for family gatherings, office parties, and family photos!  We’ve got some great holiday hair styling ideas that will complete your party look.  Try these styles with our recommended products to help you achieve a stunning look or come into Hair Cuttery where one of our stylists will get your ready for your special…

Holiday Gift Ideas & Holiday Updo Packages at Hair Cuttery

The holiday season is here and with so much to do, we’d like to help reduce some of that stress!  It’s the time for giving, but it’s important to give to yourself as well.  Here are some ideas to check off your to do list and get some much needed ME time. Make Beautiful Memories Whether…

Best of Fall Hair: Must-haves for Beautiful Autumn Hair!

The days are getting shorter, the sun is shining less, and winter is just around the corner. What hair care products and treatments should you be using this fall? We’ve got the must-have list of all our hair care favorites to keep your hair looking it’s best all season long! Here are our picks for the best of…

Halloween Hair Tips & Tricks

Halloween is almost here and it’s time to start planning your look for a spooktackular night!  Here are some fun do it yourself ideas to really complete your look. Simple, Fun Hair for All Ages Take the sock bun to the scary side with an addition of some pipe cleaners, a pom-pom and some googly eyes!…

Fall Hair Care & Service Promotions at Hair Cuttery

As we move into the new season, we’re inspired by Mother Nature to transform our hair!  Fall is the perfect time of year to change your hair color or try a new style.  Speaking of inspiration, think PINK during the month of October, as we’re proud to partner with our product vendors to support Breast Cancer Awareness!…

Fall Detox: Repair Summer Hair Damage

As we transition into fall, our hair is often left damaged from all the fun in the sun.  All those long days spent in the sunshine and swimming in chlorine and salt water have taken their toll.  If your locks need some summer rehab, here are some quick tips and tricks to undo the damage and…

Tips & Tricks for the Perfect Blowout!

Don’t you wish you could achieve the perfect blowout at home just like a professional blow dry?  It is actually possible as long as you follow the right steps. Here are some tips and products and some easy steps to help you blow dry your hair. PREP BEFORE DRYING After you wash your hair, be sure to blot…

How to: Easy and Classic Hairstyles

Need some style inspiration for some easy, classic looks?  Here are a couple of our favorite styles for any season! The Top Knot This chic hairstyle will keep you styling on the boardwalk or in the boardroom. In just few easy steps, you will get a polished look with a high fashion feel. Gather your…

Help a Child in Need With the Share a Haircut Program

We’re excited to announce that our Share a Haircut program is back for the entire month of August! Now in its 15th year, the program gives our younger Hair Cuttery clients* an opportunity to help children in need by providing them with a free haircut certificate for the back-to-school season. Since its launch in 1999,…

Head Back-to-School in Style at Hair Cuttery

The new school year is just around the corner.  So while you stock up on school supplies and cool new clothes, you can also prep your hairstyle.  It’s a new school year, so why not get a fresh new look? Plus, with all the fun in the sun you’ve been having all summer, you may…

UV Hair Products: Protect your hair from summer damage

  You’re probably protecting your skin from the sun but what about protecting your hair? Many people don’t know about the hazardous symptoms of sun damage to the hair. Sun damage can cause extreme color and texture change, not to mention uncontrollable frizz and split ends. Why not avoid this and care for your hair…

Best of Summer 2014: Must-Have Hair Essentials

Summer is finally here and we’ve packed our beach bag full of all our favorites to keep your hair looking its best all summer long! Here are our picks for the best of summer 2014 must-have hair care essentials: Best Haircare Duo: REDKEN Color Extend Magnetics Shampoo & Conditioner: ideal for protecting and prolonging haircolor,…

Spring Liter Sale: How much will you save?

With so many offers and sales, it can be challenging to know what really is the best value for your hard earned dollar!  Savvy shoppers are hip to the concept of unit price.  We’re going to break it down for you to show you how BIG you can save during our spring liter sale.  What is…

How to Accessorize your Hair Updo with Flowers

Certain fashion trends will always be classic, like putting a blossom in your hair!  From the fashion runways to the prom and wedding dance floors, this trend is HOT! Flowers in your hair add an air of romance and are an instant, fresh upgrade to your special occasion style for the spring and into the…

Share a Haircut: Hair Cuttery & NNEDV Partnership for May Event

  Giving back to someone in need this spring can be as simple as getting a haircut in time for Mother’s Day. Hair Cuttery, the largest family-owned and operated chain of hair salons in the country, is honored to team up with The National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV), the leading voice for domestic…

Hot Hair Tips & Tricks for Your Next Special Occasion

Here are three easy and simple tips that will help you dress up your spring look! Get creative and transform a vintage-style brooch into hair décor! With just a few bobby pins to secure your brooch, your hair will go from good lookin’ to retro glam! Whether your hair is flat after a long day…

Introducing the New Hair Cuttery Blog

We are so excited to announce the launch of the new Hair Cuttery blog! We have a brand-new design and layout, but you’ll still see the same posts you love from our team of experts. From inspirational image galleries to styling tips, here’s a quick tour of all of the great features you’ll find on…

April Tools! How to Get the Most out of Your Styling Tools

With any task, it’s best to have the right tools for the job.  When it comes to hair, there are the three staples of styling: flat irons, curling irons & blow dryers.  It’s good to have all three on hand if you want to change up your look and they work on all hair types….

Which Cibu Ancient Serum Argan Oil is best for you?

Between the environmental elements and styling regiments, we can really stress our tresses! The best line of defense against dull, dry hair is a quality shine serum from Cibu. But which one is best for your hair type? We’ve taken the guess work out with our top pick for each hair type so your hair…

New Spring Hair Care Essentials at Hair Cuttery

Spring is finally here and we have a lot of new products to help you refresh your look and keep your hair healthy in between salon visits. Revitalize and repair your hair from this year’s harsh winter temperatures with these new must-have products, all available at your local Hair Cuttery salon. Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize!  Quench your…

Hair Care 101: How to Shampoo & Condition Your Hair

We know, you’re thinking, REALLY?! What’s to know?  Lather, rinse, repeat.  But consider the advancements since those standard instructions were printed on our shampoo bottles decades ago.  New products, when used correctly, can really change the look and health of your hair.  So, let’s revisit the basics and learn how to shampoo! Shampoo Facts: Drugstore…

Winter Hair Essentials: How-to Eliminate Dry Static-y Hair

Well, according to Punxsutawney Phil, we’ve got six more weeks of winter.  The continuous cold, dry air can really wreak havoc on your hair.  Fortunately, we’ve got solutions to solve your winter hair problems. 7 Tips to Eliminate Dry Static-y Hair! 1.   Crank up the humidifier. A humidifier will increase the moisture level in your room, thereby…

In-Salon Hair Cuttery Promotions: January-February 2014

Give yourself and your hair a retreat from the harsh winter elements and prepare for the coming spring with our in-salon promotions this month. Refresh and Relax with Our Color Escape Package Don’t you just love how your hair looks and feels after a color service?  With our Color Escape package, you can cover your…

How to Have a Successful Consultation with your Hair Cuttery Stylist

DID YOU KNOW: Part of every Hair Cuttery service is a FREE consultation! This is the opportunity for you and your Stylist to discuss your service before it begins and it’s an important first step to making the most of your Hair Cuttery experience.  Here are a few tips on getting the most from your…

Win a $750 Makeover with the Merry Makeover Sweepstakes!

‘Tis the season… for a new holiday style! We’re excited to announce Merry Makeover, an exclusive holiday sweepstakes for Hair Cuttery fans! Whether you’re ready for a whole new look or just want to refresh your existing look, we have a makeover prize package that you’ll love. Three winners will receive a $750 grand prize…

Great Holiday Gift Ideas!

The holiday season is upon us and it’s time to get our shopping on!  The biggest question is what to get those who seem to have everything already or a gift that is truly useful to someone.  Here are some ideas to help fill in your list and bring a smile to your friends and…

Fall Hair Color Trends

Out of all four seasons, fall might have our favorite color palette. Stunning hues of reds, oranges, yellows, and golds can be found everywhere you look. The changing weather is a great reason to change up your look, and it can help you feel ready and revived for the new season. We’re taking a cue…

Hurricane Sandy Cut-a-thon Event

On Sunday, October 27, 2013, 85 Hair Cuttery salons in the tri-state area of New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware held a two hour cut-a-thon event to raise funds for the Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund. Hurricane Sandy Cut-a-thon Recap From 6-8 pm, we offered $10 haircuts and $5 to First Responders with 100% of…

Fun Halloween Hair Ideas

Halloween is the time to let your creativity flow!  Here are a few ideas to make your hair spooktacular this Halloween! You’ll rule this Halloween Every girl has an inner princess  that they let loose on this one night.  A few options could be to let your long locks flow with loose waves.  Just curl with your…

Support Breast Cancer Awareness at Hair Cuttery

Join us during the month of October in support of Breast Cancer Awereness! Hair Cuttery is offering pink designed hair products to support this great cause! Plus, come in before November 4th and take advantage of some amazing offers to help you revitalize your hair for the crisp, colorful autumn season. Buy One, Get One 50%…

Day to Night Hairstyles

Whether you’re going from work to happy hour or from a day running errands to a night out on the town, there’s a good chance that you’ll want to update your look. Going from a day to a night hairstyle doesn’t have to mean spending an hour completely re-styling your hair! We’ve found five easy…

Professional Hair Color vs. Box Color

The affordability and (supposed) easy application of box hair color can be tempting, but is it really worth the risk? Despite the promises made by actresses and celebrities with beautiful hair in box color commercials, you don’t often get the results you’re looking for and end up with a big hair color “oops.” We’ve found…

Fall Hair Care Essentials

In the blink of an eye, summer has faded into fall. While we’ll miss the beach vacations, days by the pool, and summery hairstyles, we’re ready to ring in the crisp and colorful autumn season. However, the cool weather comes with its own set of beauty challenges. We’ve found a few tips and hair care…

In-Salon Hair Cuttery Promotions: August-September 2013

The hot summer months can take a toll on your hair – from dryness and damage to washed-out color. With Hair Cuttery’s new in-salon promotions, it’s easy and affordable to revitalize your look and give your color the boost it needs! Take advantage of these offers before they’re gone on Sept. 30. Top off Summer…

September Stylist of the Month: Congratulations, James!

Our Stylist of the Month program gives fans like you the chance to nominate your favorite Hair Cuttery stylists for their outstanding skills! The votes are in, and this month’s Stylist of the Month is James B. from the Indian River Square salon in Vero Beach, FL! We sat down with James to find out…

Fall into Style: Hair & Beauty Trends for Fall 2013

Summer has flown by like it does every year. We’ll be sad to see the bright dresses and sun-kissed waves go, but we are even more excited for a new wave of cool-weather looks! From edgy styles and cuts to seasonal beauty trends, we’re sharing some of the top looks to sport this fall. Semi-Loose…

Frizzy Hair Repair: Tips & Tricks

  Like many of you, we love summer – from the bright, carefree wardrobes and relaxed hairstyles to the long-awaited seaside vacations. What we don’t love is the frizz that comes with the constant heat and humidity. We found some of the best tips and tricks out there to keep frizz at bay and maintain…

Frizzy Hair Repair: How to Survive the Summer Months

  Some lucky women can maintain a sleek look year-round, but for most of us, summer leaves hair looking dull and frazzled. The combination of heat, sun exposure and humidity creates the perfect storm for out-of-control curls and fly-aways. In this post, we’ll share our favorite hydrating hair care products and frizz remedies to help…

Share a Haircut Kicks off August 1!

We’re gearing up for the 14th year of our Share a Haircut program, which gives our younger Hair Cuttery clients* an opportunity to help kids in need by providing them with a free haircut for back to school. Since the program’s launch in 1999, Hair Cuttery has donated more than 700,000 back-to-school haircuts, and we…

In-Salon Hair Cuttery Promotions: Back to School

Most of us love being outside this time of year, but the summer sun can wreak serious havoc on your hair. You can renew your look and save money with our in-salon specials, valid now through August 19. Visit your local Hair Cuttery salon to take advantage of one of these exclusive packages now! Get…

Summer Hair Care Essentials at Hair Cuttery: Part Two

We recently shared a list of some of our must-have summer hair care products in the spirit of summer’s official start. We’re back with more of our favorite summer essentials to help you worry less about your hairstyle and more about soaking up the warm weather! Redken Extreme Shampoo & Conditioner The summer sun can be…

July Stylist of the Month: Congratulations, Ashley!

We recently launched our new Stylist of the Month program, where fans like you get to nominate your favorite Hair Cuttery stylists for their outstanding skills! Each month, we’ll choose a new stylist from among the nominations to be featured on our Facebook Page and in a special blog post like this one. Our very…

Summer Hair Care Essentials at Hair Cuttery

  It’s time to break out your warm-weather wardrobe and a beachy, new look because it’s officially summer! We’ll start seeing a lot more sun-kissed highlights and natural waves this season, but the summer months can also wreak havoc on your hairstyle. These essential hair care products can save your hair from heat, UV and…

Wedding Hairstyles: Summer 2013

The invitations are out, the venues are booked, and wedding season is in full swing! Every bride deserves to feel beautiful on her special day, so why not get some help from the experts? Whether your wedding is right around the corner or in the coming months, visit a Hair Cuttery salon near you for…

In-Salon Hair Cuttery Promotions: June 2013

With summer temperatures rising, it’s about time you considered a fresh new look! Treat yourself right with one of these special Hair Cuttery Salon Promotions, whether it’s a new set of hair care products or a whole new style. Show Your True Colors Get the sun-kissed highlights you’ve always wanted without the sun damage with…

Spring Hairstyle Trends: Pixie Cut and Short Bob

Spring is the perfect season to try something different and update your look, whether it’s picking up a bright, new wardrobe or trying out a fresh hairstyle. Our Hair Cuttery stylists can help you find the hairstyle that’s right for you with a free consultation. If you’re thinking about going short for the hot summer…

Introducing Hair Cuttery Stylist of the Month

We’re excited to announce the launch of our Stylist of the Month program – a celebration of your favorite Hair Cuttery stylist and their amazing skills! From cutting to styling and everything in between, these star stylists keep us coming back for more. We’d like to invite all of you to nominate the Hair Cuttery…

Hair Cuttery Is Now on Pinterest!

Need some last minute ideas for your next event? Just start following Hair Cuttery on Pinterest! From the latest hair trends to our favorite hair care products, the Hair Cuttery Pinterest page is a great resource for your daily inspiration. Pin new hairstyles, tips and tricks, and how-to hair tutorials from our Pinterest boards, which…

Introducing Hair Cuttery’s Hair Pins Sweepstakes

We’re excited to announce the launch of our Hair Pins Sweepstakes – where you get to share your favorite spring hairstyles on Pinterest for a chance to win a $400 spring look! Now that you’re already on the Hair Cuttery blog, you’re just a click away from participating. Follow these three easy steps, and you…

Easter Seals Partnership: Ben’s Story

  Hair Cuttery is ready to “Act for Autism” during April since many families in the organization have been touched by the condition. They are teaming up with Easter Seals, the nation’s leading provider of autism services, to spread the message of Autism Awareness Month and they need your help!   Ben’s Story   Ben…

Spring Hairstyle Trends

Now that spring is here, it’s time to break out your warm-weather outfits and some new hairstyles that can stand up to the heat! With the help of our talented Hair Cuttery stylists, you can try out a fresh look that just may be your new go-to. We’ll give you some great ideas for spring…

Easter Seals Partnership: David and Jacob’s Story

  During April Hair Cuttery is joining forces with Easter Seals, the nation’s leading provider of autism services, to spread the message of how you can help during Autism Awareness Month.  The team is ready to “Act for Autism” since many Hair Cuttery families have been touched by the condition and they need your help!…

In-Salon Hair Cuttery Promotions: April 2013

  We’ve got some exciting in-salon promotions happening just in time for spring! Visit your local Hair Cuttery salon now through May 27 to take advantage of these styling packages and hair care products. You can also find these limited-time offers on the Hair Cuttery Current Promotions page.   Color Is in Season Spring is all…

Easter Seals Partnership: Audrey & JR’s Stories

April is Autism Awareness month and Hair Cuttery is teaming up with Easter Seals to spread awareness about their Make the First Five Count® program. This program builds awareness so parents can recognize the proper developmental milestones for their children. This ensures they can get the support they need during their most critical developmental years….

Spring Hairstyles: Ask Your Stylist

  Wondering which hairstyles you should rock this spring? Searching for hair tips and tricks that will make you shine? Then look no further than your local Hair Cuttery salon, where you can get a free consultation from one of our talented stylists. Choose one of these trendy looks for spring, and let your Hair…

Easter Seals Partnership: Kai’s Story

  Approximately 1.5 million families are living with autism today.  During April Hair Cuttery is teaming up with Easter Seals, the nation’s leading provider of autism services, to get the word out about how you can help during Autism Awareness Month! Kai’s Story Before Kai was adopted he spent the first 28 months of his…

Easter Seals & Hair Cuttery Partner to Support Autism

During the month of April, Hair Cuttery is teaming up with Easter Seals to support Make the First Five Count®, Easter Seals’ service for early identification, early intervention and screening services for disabilities like autism. For the entire month of April, you can stop by any Hair Cuttery salon to donate money to this great…

Spring Hair Care Essentials at Hair Cuttery

Refresh your look this spring with our favorite hair care essentials, available at your local Hair Cuttery salon. Go back to basics, and revitalize your hair with moisture, color and shine. With these must-have products, you’re guaranteed to add a boost to your daily routine!   Moisturizing Hair Care Quench your hair’s thirst with It’s…

Chicago Wolves’ Nathan Longpre Shaves His Head for Cancer Awareness

  Nathan Longpre, a forward for the Chicago Wolves, learned of his friend and former teammate Chris Kushneriuk’s cancer diagnosis last year. In an effort inspired by his friend, Longpre made a promise to shave his head if $750 was raised in support of Chicago Wolves Charities by the end of February. The donation goal…

In-Salon Hair Cuttery Promotions: March 2013

  Spring is just around the corner, and so are these great, in-salon promotions at Hair Cuttery! Stop by your local Hair Cuttery salon through April 8, 2013 to take advantage of a variety of special packages and discounted styling products. You’ll find information about these offers and others on our Current Promotions page. City Lights Package Blondes…

How to Choose the Right Short Hair Style for You

From pixie cuts to chin-length bobs, short hair is a fashionable choice this year – whether it’s on the runway or on that trendy barista at your favorite coffee shop. But, cutting those long locks can be scary and a big commitment. Fear not! The secret to short hair is that almost every woman can…

Disney on Ice “Princess for a Day” Package at Hair Cuttery

      We think every young girl should get the opportunity to be a princess for a day, so we’re partnering with Disney on Ice to make it happen. Between now and Feb. 24, select Hair Cuttery salons* in New England will be offering a special “Princess for a Day” package to children 12 and…

Great American Hair Show 2013 Is Live!

  Calling all talented hair stylists, from amateurs and enthusiasts to professionals and industry veterans – Hair Cuttery’s Great American Hair Show 2013 is now live! Once again, it’s time to show off your skills by submitting your most impressive hairstyles, colors and cuts to the Great American Hair Show. Stylists will compete in four different…

Shear Magic Sweepstakes Winner: Congratulations, Dolores!

  This past holiday season, Hair Cuttery offered fans the opportunity to win a  holiday makeover through the Shear Magic sweepstakes. After choosing their favorite holiday style on the Shear Magic Facebook Tab, participants were entered to win a $250 Hair Cuttery gift card, plus $500 to go toward their personal holiday style. We are happy to…

Hair Cuttery at Children’s National’s Be Brave and Shave Event

On Jan. 30, Hair Cuttery participated in Be Brave and Shave, a fundraiser benefiting childhood cancer research at the Children’s National Medical Center. A group of Hair Cuttery stylists were on site at the Rockville, MD Ice Skating Rink to give clipper buzz cuts to participants, with proceeds going toward children’s cancer research.  Thank you to everyone who participated for helping…

Hair Cuttery “The Looks” Campaign Launch

  We are extremely excited to announce the launch of Hair Cuttery’s “The Looks” ad campaign on Jan. 21! This year, it’s all about smart looks and smart prices with Hair Cuttery’s everyday value and full-service menu. Along with a new TV commercial, you’ll see some exciting new brand upgrades and learn more about how…

Cibu Sticky Rice Now Available in Hair Cuttery Salons

Cibu Sticky Rice is now available in all Hair Cuttery salons! Perfect for a range of hair types, this hair pomade gives texture, definition and hold to any hairstyle. In fact, Cibu Sticky Rice works great for both men and women and is easy to use. Check out the Cibu Style News clip above for more…

Giving From The Heart this Holiday Season At Hair Cuttery

This holiday season Hair Cuttery will not only be helping you LOOK good but will also help you FEEL good! Select Hair Cuttery salons across the country are participating in toy and coat drives to help families in need. When you come in to get your holiday look, bring in toys or cold weather clothing…

Win a Holiday Makeover with Hair Cuttery!

This holiday season, Hair Cuttery wants to share the magic with you and give you a chance to win a holiday makeover! Three winners will receive a grand prize including a $250 Hair Cuttery gift card plus $500 toward their own holiday style. Entering the sweepstakes is easy! All you have to do to is Like the Hair Cuttery…

2012 Fall Hair Trends at Hair Cuttery

Whether you’re sporting a natural wavy or a long & straight hairstyle, fall is all about change and the perfect time to try a new look! Bangs are big this fall. If you have textured hair, why not try choppy bangs? If you have long and straight hair and want more of a polished look, try styling…

2012 Fall Color Trends at Hair Cuttery

Spice up your color this fall at Hair Cuttery! Reds, golden blonds, warmer browns and deeper shades are trending this fall. Whether you’re going for an all over color or highlights, we have the right packages for you. With our Double Dimension package, get a single application color, color highlights (full or partial), shampoo, Redken Chemistry…

New Redken Smooth Lock

Tired of frizzy hair? See what’s new from Redken at Hair Cuttery: Redken Smooth Lock shampoo, conditioner and leave-in cream products. Perfect for wavy and curly hair, the Smooth Lock product line will leave your hair feeling like silk, transforming all curls to a healthy and glossy look.  While the shampoo and conditioner nourishes dry hair and…

Get the Look: The Old-Hollywood Wavy Style

Summer might be winding down but that doesn’t mean that we’re saying goodbye to the beach wavy look. As we’re transitioning to cooler temparatures, the old-Hollywood waves style is the perfect look for the office and a date-night. Smoothness and shine are key to the Lana Del Rey look and with the new Redken Smooth Lock shampoo, conditioner and…

“Class & Sass” – Go back to school in style.

This fall go back to school in style! Braids, twist, curls and “messy” buns are all going to be very popular this season. The MOST popular and unique style is the water fall braid (classic French braid with strands left out between each weave) which can be done in many variations. Below are some pictures of this…

Back to School in Style At Hair Cuttery

This year at Hair Cuttery, there are fun accessories to help you get ready for back to school in style. Check out the POP Clip-In color strips hair extensions. With so many vibrant colors to choose from, you’ll be sure to get the Katy Perry look. Plus, they are so easy to put on, you can…

Say “I DO” In Style!

  As summer rolls in and lovers get ready to wed,  our Hair Cuttery Stylists are in the background preparing the perfect look for you and your bridal party. This summer, wedding hair trends are all about updos, rolls, and braids. Soft tresses pulled away from the face make for a classic and chic wedding day…

Vidal Sassoon: His Legacy Lives On

 This week, our Ratner family, all our Stylists, and the entire beauty industry felt the loss when industry giant Vidal Sassoon died at age 84. Vidal singlehandedly revolutionized the beauty industry, and the changes he made inspired us and opened the door for our success with our own Hair Cuttery business concept. Vidal forever changed…

Hollywood Prom Hairstyles at Hair Cuttery

Prom 2012 takes it to Hollywood! Around this time of year, teen girls everywhere are getting prepped for one of the most important days of their high school life, PROM! Aside from the dress picking and shoe buying, they are searching for the perfect hairstyle to top off their look. For 2012, it is all…

Spring Hair Trends for The Simple-Savvy

The official start of Spring means flowers will be in bloom, winter wardrobes will retire to the boxes under your bed and you will be faced with the daunting task of creating fabulous, weather-resistant hairstyles every day! Oy! Lucky for you, simple (and messy) are in, so instead of spending all morning pulling, heating and spraying your…

Celebs “GO LONG!” At the Oscars

With ponytails, long waves, heavy bangs and buns, the stars took a simplistic approach to runway hair at this year’s Academy Awards. Check out some of the top picks by Hollywood’s pickiest critics – hey, maybe you’ll get inspired to re-create an Oscar-worthy look of your own! All the talk may be about the Red Carpet, but don’t…

Pink Rocks the Runway

Last week, we attended an event in Washington, DC, called “Pink Rocks the Runway.” It was a fundraiser for PINK JAMS!, a small organization that focuses on raising awareness of breast cancer in younger women. The woman who founded PINK JAMS! did so after best friend died of breast cancer at the age of 32. She, along…

Share and Care

Yes, it’s that time again–back to school when folks feel they need to get “back to cool.” Truth be told, this is every hair Stylists’ favorite time of year. Everyone needs highlights, color, conditioning care and trendy cuts. For most kids, it’s that time when their parents shuck out the cash for their new ‘do….

Back to School

Summer’s winding down and I head back to school in just over a week. I want to get a haircut before I leave (and chop off the rest of these split ends before they actually drive me insane!) since there’s no Hair Cuttery in sight where I go to school. I’ve been thinking about this…

Split End Insanity (Part 3)

This past weekend, I started using my REDKEN Smooth Down shampoo and conditioner. So far, so good! You really only have to use a tiny bit of it. I use about a dime-sized amount, and I have a LOT of hair. It’s pretty thin, but there’s certainly a lot of it. Lately, I’m noticing significantly…

Patricia’s First Haircut

Why do we love what we do? Well, just check out the following email from one of our clients and you’ll understand immediately. “My three and a half-year old daughter, Patricia, enjoyed her first official haircut at Hair Cuttery this week. Up to this point, her grandmother had been her primary means for a haircut a…

Split End Insanity (Part 2)

So it’s been a couple days, and I’ve been really good about drying my hair correctly. I wring it out when I get out of the shower, wrap it in a towel and squeeze the water out. One habit I’m having trouble breaking, however, is brushing my hair right after I shower. I just can’t…

Split End Insanity

Interning in the beauty industry, I hear hair tips all day long. Writing about the latest trends and how to achieve them, I can’t help but take a look at my own hair. I used to dye it all the time (come on – who hasn’t wanted to be blonde at some point?) but I…

Diet Can Affect Hair Color

Graying hair is not an unusual thing to happen however the age when graying starts depends on one’s genetic inheritance. Aging is often a reason that causes the hair to turn grayish. Premature graying of the hair is a condition that demands the need to pay attention to the root cause. That having been said,…

Summer 2011 Hair Trends

As summer is well under way, it may just be time for a new hairstyle. Check out some of the newest trends we’ve noticed in popular magazines. Longer Bob: The traditional bob takes a new twist – literally! Waves are in for this laid-back season. Ask your Stylist to create long layers. After showering, towel-dry…

Beach Beauty

Ah, the lure of the sand, sea and sky…and its lighthearted direction for summer hair. Every year I spend a week at the beach with my family and it inspires me to recreate that wonderful look and feel through my hair. The palette is sandy, blonde and golden. The feeling: carefree, relaxed and warm. So…

Napoleon’s Hair Helps to Solve Mystery

As we all know, hair has many uses other than its everyday use on the top of our heads. One of the strangest, however, is the use of hair in toxicology. According to Kathy Steck-Flynn in an article for crimeandclues.com, unless hair is burned or treated with either acid or alkali, hair will remain as…

From My Chair To Yours

Just last week in my salon I got the pleasure of seeing two of my mentors–a couple who devote their lives to giving back. They work to help children, the homeless and abuse victims. They are the type of people who inspire you to do something and they create a movement wherever they go. I…

Talking to Your Stylist

In today’s world, communication is critical whether you are talking to your family or dealing with your bosses. Being able to communicate successfully with your stylist means that you have a better chance of walking out of the salon with exactly the style you want. At Hair Cuttery, we’ve developed our WOW Service checklist which helps…

Hair Cuttery: Get the Facts

Did you know that your hair will grow almost 10 meters in your lifetime? That’s according to the website belagraviacentre.com. While this website primarily focuses on hair loss treatments, they published an interesting hair facts blog a few years ago. Here are some of the other facts I was surprised to learn: ·         – The…

Tips to Healthy Hair

The other day I was poking around on the Internet and I came across healthyhairtips.com where I saw a small article on ways to keep your hair healthy. And, while a couple of these tips may be redundant to some, it’s always good to remember what we all can do to keep our hair shiny…

Cutting for a Cure

During a recent salon meeting, I was touched to learn all the reasons why my fellow stylists have chosen to do what they do. When my salon leader asked this question, it really got me thinking. Many different paths have lead us all to the same place–to be a hairdresser. Within our trade, we have…

Hair Myths–Fact or Fiction

Over the course of your life, you’ve probably heard all kinds of things about hair. Well, listed below you’ll find out the truth behind some of those myths. If you don’t see your favorite on the list, let us know and we’ll try to find the answer. In the meantime, here we go: 1) Cutting Hair…

Hair in History (Part 1)

Hair styles, of course, have changed dramatically throughout history and from one civilization to the next. Let’s take a quick look back at changing hair styles throughout the ages. In the heat of ancient Egypt, noblemen and women often clipped their hair close to the head. But for ceremonial occasions, heavy, curly black wigs were…

Hair in History (Part 2)

In Part 1 of “Hair in History,” we looked at the hair styles in ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome. Now, let’s head to the Far East to see what was fashionable back in the day. In the Muslim community, hair was traditionally concealed from the public. Men wore a turban or fez and women’s hair…

Sun Damaged Hair

We’re all aware of what the hot summer sun can do to delicate skin, but few people realize damage can be done to hair as well. Sun damage, or photochemical damage, is real and it can make healthy, vibrant hair look ratty and dry in just a few hours. But fear the summer sun no…

Week of Winners Highlight Stylist Appreciation Week & the Mid-Atlantic Winner

In anticipation of Stylist Appreciation Day, which will be observed this Saturday, April 30, we asked our stylists and clients to tell us about their favorite stylist on Facebook. Well, the response was fantastic. We heard from people all over country who raved about their favorite stylist. We will be announcing our regional winners throughout…

My Favorite HC Stylists (South & North Florida Winners)

Our Florida winners for the “My Favorite Stylist” contest are: Kimberly Monfet from our Crossroads Marketplace salon in south Florida and Cicely Powell-Hodge from our Hunter’s Creek salon in north Florida. (And for an explanation of the judging, please go to our blog from April 25.) SOUTH FLORIDA WINNER: Kimberly Monfet joined Hair Cuttery in July…

My Favorite HC Stylists Contest (South & North Chicago Winners)

The winners of the “My Favorite Stylist” contest from Chicago are Sarah Redenbo from our Riverside Plaza salon in south Chicago and Robbie DeLulio from our Trio Salon in north Chicago. (For more information regarding the judging of the contest, visit our blog from April 25.) SOUTH CHICAGO WINNER: Sarah Redenbo started with Hair Cuttery…

A Comb or a Magic Wand? You decide.

To my surprise my normal day in the salon, well it won’t be so normal today. My repeat client, “Susan,” is on the books and to me that means one thing–a lot of work because and, let’s face it, Susan wants a “Madonna Fifth Avenue Look”, with little to no at home maintenance whatsoever. I…

From Our Stylists: Just Hair? I Don’t Think So.

My job, although it seems apparently simple, is in reality so much more than that. I have people in my hands and what is most precious to them: their face and their hair. I have the power to make them smile, gain their trust and build their confidence. I began doing hair at the age…

Best Hair in a Supporting Role

Remember the last time you saw a movie and the actors’ hair stole the show? Well, we always notice the do’s (and don’ts). Following are a few of our favorites, what’s yours? 1) Walk the Line–Oscar winner Reese Witherspoon as June Carter Cash sporting a new, fabulous look in every scene. 2) 10–Bo Derek with cornrows,…

More Great HC Stylist Stories

Nominations for the “Favorite Hair Cuttery Stylist” contest keep pouring in, so we thought this would be a good time to share some of the latest praise from our clients. First up, Kathleine Gavin writes about her favorite stylist, Loretta Betts, who works in our Grant Avenue Salon: “Loretta is the BEST! She really listens to…

Donating to a Great Cause

One of our favorite master stylists, Britt Taylor, who works out of our Hollymead Hair Cuttery Salon, recently donated all of her weekend tips to the Zachary Ryan Cuddeback Memorial Trust Fund. Airman 1st class Cuddeback was killed in early March by a gunman in Germany. Cuddeback was friends with Taylor throughout their childhood and…

Examples of Great HC Stylists in Action

Now that our “Favorite Stylist” contest is in full swing, we wanted to share a few wonderful examples of the kind of descriptions we’re looking for. Following are but a few of the dozens of glowing comments that we’ve been receiving from around the country. On Wednesday, March 16, Susana Salazar-Salomon wrote to us about…

My Favorite Stylist Contest

Being a great Stylist means many things. Beyond their technical skills, Stylists can be a mentor, a friend or even like a member of the family! Here’s a chance to give major kudos to your favorite Stylist for helping you look and feel your best. From now until April 15th, we’re asking Hair Cuttery Clients…

But My Hair Says I’m 35

Just as quickly she looked me over and pronounced a solution: partial highlights, a long layered cut, one hour and 15 minutes, $71.00. Exactly one hour and 15 minutes later I looked at myself in the mirror and my face was smiling. I looked like me, only better and I must admit, younger. Time to…

A Regular Guy with a Big Vision

Hair Cuttery founder and CEO, Dennis Ratner, will be the keynote speaker at the upcoming Miami Herald Small Business Forum in Miami FL. Prior to the speech, Dennis sat down with Nancy Dahlberg who contributed the following story to the Miami Herald. During your career, what is the No. 1 lesson learned? Had I known…

A Cure for Baldness?

The baldness business is booming, with Americans spending $3.5 billion a year trying to stop and even reverse hair loss. And, reports CBS News correspondent Seth Doane, while you may think you’ve heard this before, there may well be a cure now for at least some of the follically-challenged among us. And it wasn’t even…

Stop Pulling Your Hair Out. Literally.

It’s estimated that over eight million Americans suffer from a condition known as Trichotillomania. Simply put: People who have trichotillomania pull their hair out. However, there are a few deceptively simple but highly effective strategies for overcoming this condition. Following are just a few: 1. Make a chart of each time you pull your hair. If…

The Many Uses of a HC Client Card

The following story came to us from Shannon Freeby, the salon leader at our Vienna Hair Cuttery: “Earlier this week I got a call from American Airlines. It seems they had found a set of keys at the O’Hare Airport in Chicago and attached to the keys was a Hair Cuttery Client Card. The representative…

It’s Not the Heat, It’s the Humidity

While spring brings great weather (we can dream, can’t we?), it can also wreak havoc on hair by causing tons of frizzy flyaways. Here are five steps to help deal with this bothersome issue: Work With What You’ve Got No matter what your natural hair texture is, humid weather isn’t the time to force your…

Damaged Beyond Repair?

I’ll never forget when I was a kid, back in the 80s, my mom and her best friend were doing home perms.  Being inexperienced, her friend left the solution on too long and the results were disastrous.  My mom’s beautiful hair was fried.  It was so traumatic and she cried for two days, cut her…

Hair Cuttery Supports Locks of Love

In this photo, HC client Lorrie Spencer, proudly shows off her recently shorn hair which she donated to Locks of Love. In a posting on the HC Facebook page, Lorrie wrote, “Thank you, Lisette, at the Hunt Club/Apopka FL Hair Cuttery. You did a GREAT job giving me a new style after cutting my hair for…

Color Escape & Shape Up Packages

Are you feeling the full weight of winter? Well, there’s an easy solution to brighten your hair and face at a Hair Cuttery salon near you. Our newest salon promotion, “Color Escape,” offers you the opportunity to choose among many colors from warm chocolate brown to a vibrant red. The package includes a Single Application Color,…

Style with No Time on the Clock

Okay, so you’ve hit the snooze button as many times as you possibly could. Now that you’re finally out of bed and staring into the mirror, you realize that you need to wash your hair but you just don’t have time. Can you possibly leave your house without washing your hair and still look the…

Hair Color Tips from Redken

Brighten your winter world with these helpful haircolor tips from Redken– Let your haircolor reflect your personality. You choose your clothes to match your personality, so why not do the same with your hair? Let the color and style you choose talk for you without having to say a word! Pick a color that best…

Hair Quotes

Hair today, gone tomorrow. Following are a few quotes from famous people regarding hair. Do you have one to share? My real hair color is kind of a dark blonde. Now I just have mood hair. –Julia Roberts I don’t consider myself bald, I’m just taller than my hair. –Lucius Annaeus Seneca When red-haired people…

Winter Hair Care

Winter can be a brutal time for your hair. So, help protect your hair from the cold and blustery winds with these simple tips: Condition and Moisturize Using a moisturizing conditioner every day can help minimize some of the dryness and frizz that comes with the cold winds of winter. And even if you’re used…

The Wonderful World of Hair

We deal with hair night and day. But how much to we really know about hair? The following hair facts may surprise you: Hair is the second fastest growing tissue in the body, just behind bone marrow; The average scalp has 100,000 individual hairs–Redheads have the least with 80,000; brown and black-haired people have about 100,000;…

New Year Resolutions for Hair

You’ve probably made resolutions your whole life but have you ever made any regarding your hair? Following are a few from BV Hair Talk. See if any are right for you. 1) Stop referring to your hair as “good” or “bad.” Healthy hair is good hair. Period, end of discussion. Using disparaging terms to refer to your crowning…

Off the Top of My Head: Words from Dennis

I wish you all happy holidays! This season is a time to reflect on family, friends and everything else we hold near and dear. I am definitely feeling the holiday spirit this year, and my heart is filled with gratitude for all of my special Ratner Companies family. I am proud of what we have…

A Few Words about Dry Hair

Oily hair is a drag, but dry hair is no picnic either. Dry hair is dull hair, and it looks the same afer you wash it as it did before. Everyone has bad hair days, but with dry hair you may have those days more often than not according to howstuffworks.com. Along with dry hair,…

The Best Haircut for Your Face Shape

    There are many types of hairstyles out there but not all of them will look good on you unless your hairstyle fits the shape of your face. Anna Lynn C. Sibal, writing on glam.com, details which haircut is most flattering for each face type. An Oval Face The oval face is considered the…

Top 10 Foods for Healthy Hair

“Your hair grows about 1/4 to 1/2 an inch every month, and the foundation of all new hair growth is in the nutrients we eat,” according to webmd.com. The following 10 top foods should be the foundation of your healthy hair diet: 1) Salmon–When it comes to food that pack a beauty punch, it’s hard to…

Current Hair Cuttery Promotions

Hurry down to your nearest Hair Cuttery to take advantage of these great service promotions through January 24: 1) "My Lights" You’ll receive six highlight foils, Shampoo, Redken Chemistry Treatment, Cut and Blowdry. In addition, you’ll receive $3 off any one regular-priced retail product (good with any of our service packages).2) "Redken Treatment Take Home Product" When…

WOW Service in Virginia

Aarron Jones was so happy with her recent WOW Service experience that she wrote to us from Washington State. Here’s what she had to say: “I was visiting from Washington Sate when I decided to visit one of your salons in Chesapeake, VA. Jerry greeted me and designed a gorgeous, new hair style for me. And I…

Holiday Hair Styling

If you’re going to be preparing a holiday meal you will probably be working in the kitchen all day. If there will only be a short period of time between cooking and guests arriving, it may be wise to fashion the hair in an up-do or another style that will stay out of the way…

Baby’s First Haircut

Baby’s first anything is always a memorable and exciting experience. Here are some things to consider when taking your baby for his/her first haircut. If you and or your family members are current Hair cuttery clients, bring your baby along to see the Hair Cuttery environment and all the friendly faces there. If you have…

The Hair Cuttery/Hey Monday Express Rolls On

Stylists meet and greet with Hey Monday  Local band “Crossfire” performs pre-concert Hair Cuttery Stylists from Towson, Cherryvale and North Plaza in Maryland turned out on Tuesday, Oct. 26 to help support the Hey Monday promotion at the B Lounge near Baltimore. The Stylists distributed discount coupons, silly bands and CIBU products to those attending the pre-party….

Backstage with Hey Monday

Hair Cuttery Stylists Jodi McNair (holding the sign, eyes closed) and Leslie Lamb (in the white top) visited with the band, Hey Monday, prior to their show in Jacksonville, FL last week. Hey Monday is currently on their U.S. tour and will hold backstage meet and greet sessions in several of our markets including Baltimore,…

Achieving the Look You Want

Thinking about a new hairstyle or color? Here are a few tips to guide you in the process. 1) Consider your natural color: If your hair is dark brown, see how it looks three to four shades lighter first before asking your Stylist to take your whole head blonde. That rule applies when going darker. Coloring…

Why Hair Cuttery?

We recently visited many of our Salons and talked to our Stylists about why they love working at Hair Cuttery. And whether we visited our Miami Beach Hair Salon, or one of our Chicago Hair Salons, or any salon in between, the chorus of cheers was unanimous. Obviously, we have a great company culture, one…

Hair Cuttery and Hey Monday Are a Team Again!

“Beneath it All” is the title of the new CD by the power pop group, Hey Monday, but it could also serve as an apt description of the relationship between Hair Cuttery and this up-and-coming band. For the second year in a row, Hair Cuttery is teaming up with Hey Monday to promote the band’s…

THINK PINK!

Whether you visit a Hair Cuttery salon in Charlottesville, Naples, Chicago or Philadelphia, you have a fabulous opportunity this month to purchase pink and make a difference – fashionably! As we all know breast cancer is a terrible disease that affects so many of our sisters, mothers, friends – or even ourselves. So I am proud that this…

The Evolution of WOW Service

I recently spent time in our New England and Chicago Hair Salons, asking Stylists about WOW Service. Five years ago, Hair Cuttery rolled out a unique brand of customer service called WOW Service. The service outlines five separate areas in which each and every HC Stylist must perform to a basic set of standards. Those areas include: Greeting, Consultation, Shampoo,…

Grays have to Go

I just read an online beauty newsletter recently that asserted women under 40 looked younger if they were thin. Women over 40, however, actually looked younger carrying a few extra pounds. Apparently the fat helps fill in wrinkles on the face, leading to a younger appearance. This was great news to me so you can…

The Gerber Baby Redux

I have an adorable seven-month old grandson named Oscar who sports an “old fashion baby curl.” While out and about in the world, many senior citizens comment how cute he is and that he “looks just like the Gerber Baby”. But then people in the 20-something range always say, “How cute, I love his Mohawk”. LOL I…

Buzz Cut

My son is two-and-a-half and when the days turned ultra-hot this summer in Northern Virginia (some sort of penance for the 36” of snow we weathered several months back), his thick blonde hair started to make him sweat. So when the family was due for haircuts last week, we visited our local Hair Cuttery hair…

Fighting Frizz in Charlottesville

As a “curly girl” I’m always looking for the magical product or service that will give me the smooth curls I long for. So I was pumped to walk into the Hollymead Hair Cuttery and learn they now offer the Kera Hair Protein Treatment, which offers immediate results and controls frizz, reduces volume and delivers…

Back to School…Already?!

Everywhere you look it’s “Back-to-School” time but wait, didn’t our summer just start?  For many parents it means the hustle and bustle of buying school supplies, searching for new school clothes and oh yes, getting the kids their fresh, new haircuts. At Tysons Corner Center, you can do all of that.  My friend Meghan recently…

Shear Business

In July, The Washington Post published a story in its Sunday Magazine. The article, called "Shear Business," profiled Dennis and Ann Ratner, founders of Ratner Companies. The piece focused on the fact that Dennis and Ann were able to run and build the business despite having been divorced for many years. Of course, as a PR person, I was thrilled with the article, I…

Redken to the Rescue

I have given my family’s hair a real beating this summer. We spent nearly three weeks at the ocean (although not all at one stretch) and we spend many evenings post dinner at the local neighborhood pool. It is amazing how quickly your hair can turn to straw, especially at the ends. I tried several…

Bravo to our President, Susan Gustafson!

Last week I attended a reception at the Sphinx Club in D.C. to honor Ratner Companies’ president, Susan Gustafson, and a number of other outstanding area business women for their impeccable entrepreneurial spirit and passion for giving back to the community. It is called the Brava! Women Business Achievement Award and it is given by SmartCEO…

Introducing Cibu: Ancient Secrets for Modern Hair

The Secret is out! Cibu: Ancient Secrets for Modern Hair is set to launch exclusively in select Chicago, Metro and South Florida area Hair Cuttery salons this October. Cibu was developed by Bubbles and Salon Cielo Stylists (Hair Cuttery sister salons) to turn clients into artists behind their own bathroom doors. Every Cibu product contains a signature…

Growing It Out

I ran into my friend Darren the other day and I couldn’t help but notice his dashing new haircut.  The last time I saw him his hair was almost chin length and he was “growing it out.” You can imagine my surprise when I saw his long black locks were no more.  I complimented his…

Hair Care Products and Services on Sale at Hair Cuttery

Get all your style in one package with our Style Express value package. Save money on a shampoo, recovery treatment, haircut and blowdry (plus any $2 off any retail purchase). Just ask any Hair Cuttery Stylist for details. And while you’re at it, you may want to try our “My Lights” value package which includes…

Kudos from Canada

(We always love hearing great things about our Stylists. And when we hear that someone would actually cross our border just to get WOW Service, well, we just had to let everyone else know. The following post is from a Canadian praising Stylist Tina Goldey who works in our Feasterville, PA Salon.) “I was in the United…

What Took Me So Long?

My son has been going to the same Hair Cuttery Stylist for over 20 years. Throughout high school, college and now as an adult, she is still his Stylist of choice bounce house for sale canada.  As a business professional who needs to look his best every dayinflatable tent, when he needs a haircut, he goes to Ha at the Loehmann’s…

Share a Haircut is Happening Soon

It’s just about time for Hair Cuttery’s eleventh annual Share a Haircut campaign! This is such a great program; Stylists are always so excited to be part of this community event. From August 1-15, for every youngster (up to 18) who comes into any Hair Cuttery and gets a haircut, the company will donate a free haircut…

Giving Back: Sharing Haircuts

When our PR Director Diane Daly came to me recently to recruit young models for our Share A Haircut campaign, my daughter and niece were beyond willing to grab their 15 minutes in the spotlight.  I explained that all they had to do was sit in the chair of a very nice Stylist (Erin McGann…

Hair Style For a Flower Girl

This summer we attended a wedding and while my six-year-old daughter was not the flower girl, it was the perfect occasion to let her have fun dressing up for real. I told her she was in charge and she took me seriously…when she found her “dream dress” she sighed dramatically and got all dewy-eyed. Of course we had to…

Double Your Hair Color!

Is your summer hair falling flat?  Are you not getting that coveted sun-kissed look that you are hoping for this season?  Then you need to try Double Dimension from Hair Cuttery.  Double Dimension’s advanced technique gives clients the flexibility to receive Color plus Highlights or Lowlights all in one service, which allows for greater creativity…

Founder/CEO/Stylist of Hair Cuttery on the Universal Laws of Success

(The following blog is from Dennis Ratner, Founder/CEO/Stylist of Hair Cuttery.) Last month, I was invited to lecture at the Business School at Yale in New York City. My topic was the "Universal Laws of Success." I have practiced these fundamental laws for years both personally and professionally. These laws–consistency, good attitude, positive thinking, cause…

Hair Cuttery Highlights – Highly Recommended!

I love being a mom and I love my kids, however the other day I realized I LOOKED like a typical suburban soccer mom. Yuck. I’ve never been a Barbie doll but in my head I’m still a hip 26-year-old, so I decided I needed a little fixing up. I took a chance (what the heck, hair grows back) and…