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Tips & Tricks

Whether you want to get rid of frizzy hair or find the best hair color for you, Tips & Tricks will have the answer. Get valuable hair care advice for every situation, from repairing sun damage and winter dryness to taming curly hair. You can find step-by-step instructions to achieve the hairstyle you want, as well as descriptions of the styling products that are right for you. It’s not always just about the hair, so we included Beauty Tips to take your look to the next level — freshen up your routine with professional recommendations on makeup, nail care and accessories.

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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 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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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!…

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…

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…

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!…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…