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Relaxer or Keratin: What’s the difference?

Keratin Complex

 

Relaxer or Keratin: What’s the difference?

Taming ones mane 🦁​ can take hours! And let’s face it, who has that kind of time on a daily basis?! NOT ME! So what if I told you there are a couple options that can save you time and stress!  😱​ There are two things that help to reduce frizz and smooth the hair that may interest you and those are a relaxer or a keratin. Relaxer or keratin: what’s the difference?

RELAXER:

A relaxer is a chemical service for those guests looking for a more permanent straightener. Relaxers reduce the curl by breaking down the hair strand and chemically altering the texture of your hair therefore leaving a permanent effect on the hair.  They last up to 6-8 weeks before needing to retouch the new growth as this grows with your natural texture. Some over the counter straighteners can not be used on color treated hair while Mizani, which is a salon-exclusive hair care system can be used either two weeks prior to coloring or two weeks after. Time to allow for in salon is approximately 2 hours, depending on thickness of hair.

 

KERATIN:

A keratin treatment is a non chemical smoothing system that smoothes hair and aids in frizz control. So how does this work? 🤔​ If it’s not a chemical then how does it straighten the hair? The science behind Keratin Complex Smoothing Treatments is pretty interesting! Keratin-associated proteins are what the hair is mainly comprised of and these proteins act as an external protector in the cuticle and an internal structural protein in the cortex. So when the hair is damaged physically, chemically, or from environmental factors the keratin is depleted thus leaving the cortex exposed making it susceptible to more damage and leaving porous spots in the hair, much like pot holes in the road!

So by replenishing the keratin in your hair with a Keratin Complex Smoothing Treatment you help to correct the porosity and smooth out your hair’s surface.  Restoring strength and elasticity will give your hair a more youthful, healthy appearance. This allows the  effects to gradually wear off as it does not permanently alter the hair texture. They can last up to 5 months and can be used immediately after a color service.

Now that you know the difference between the two, the next step is to set up a consultation with your stylist to see which is right for your lifestyle and your budget!

Here at Mod Hair Color Salon & Beauty Store our go to girl for relaxers and keratin treatments is Katrina Williams. She is certified by Keratin Complex and passionate about about smoothing!

 

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10 Questions With Katrina Williams

1. When did you graduate from cosmetology college and from which one did you graduate? I graduated cosmetology school in 1993 from La’ James.
 
2. Why did you go into this industry? I went into this industry because I’ve always known I wanted to help people. I just didn’t know to what capacity and I’ve always been interested in the fashion industry so I visited La’ James and signed up for classes immediately after graduating high school. 
 
3. What is your favorite part of being a cosmetologist? I love meeting new people and I love making people look and feel great!
 
4. Why did you choose Mod? I chose Mod because of it’s leadership and for the team that works together. The team members at Mod are professional women that care about their guests and each other!
 
5. What’s your favorite thing about being a team member at Mod? My favorite thing about being a team member at Mod is that every stylist here is always willing to help you when you’re unsure or if there’s an area you aren’t so strong in, they help you become stronger and confident. 
6. What’s your most embarrassing salon moment? In my early years of being a stylist I was really nervous about “fitting in.” I had an older guest that I was giving a shampoo to and accidentally got water down her back! I was so embarrassed! It’s years later and we still laugh about it.
7. What’s your favorite styling tip you like to teach your guests? My favorite styling tip is to encourage my guests to use a Wet Brush to detangle their hair after shampooing. I also like to teach my guests how to get a really pretty beach-y wave by using a wand to curl their hair. 
 
8. What do you like to do most when you are not in in the salon? When I’m not in the salon I like to spend time either with my family or relaxing on my porch trying to gain inspiration from my surroundings. 
 
9. What are the hair care products you can not live without and why? Moroccanoil Treatment because it allows me to add shine to my hair without feeling greasy and weighing down my hair. I also like Bassu Hydrating Masque because it’s super hydrating, weightless, and it’s user friendly. I get an amazing shine and my hair is left in great condition. 
 
10. What are your top two services you enjoy doing most and why? My top two services are hair color and keratin treatments. Hair color because I’m able to create a customized color for my clients that fits their individual personality. 
Keratin Treatments because it allows clients who have trouble with frizzy unruly hair. The Keratin Treatment tames the frizz and allows me to offer a non chemical smoothing solution to guests who want smooth hair without compromising the integrity of their hair.

10 Questions With Merima Mujic

10 Questions With Merima Mujic

 

 

1. When did you graduate from cosmetology college and from which one did you graduate? I graduated from College Of Hair Design as a barber stylist.
2. Why did you go into this industry? Ever since I can remember I have loved everything about the hair industry. I love making everyone feel confident and even more beautiful. It’s such a creative job.
 
3. What is your favorite part of being a cosmetologist? Being able to give everyone a different look, my favorite part is coloring hair.
 
4. Why did you choose Mod? I chose mod because I love the environment. Everyone here is super supportive and I love everything they have to offer.
5. What’s your favorite thing about being a team member at Mod? Definitely that everyone helps one another and we keep each other motivated.
 
6. What’s your most embarrassing salon moment? Once I was shampooing my customer and telling him how I’ve never let go of the hose while rinsing the hair and in that very moment I let go of the hose and drenched myself and him with water.
 
7. What’s your favorite styling tip you like to teach your guests? I love to teach my guests how to put wave in their hair without it taking them forever.
8. What do you like to do most when you are not in in the salon? I like to relax and just read a good book.
 
9. What are the hair care products you can not live without and why? I LOVE the Moroccan Oil Strong hair spray and texture spray, because the texture spray gives me lots of volume without feeling like I have a lot of product in my hair and the hairspray because I can still run my fingers through my hair but it still gives me a great hold.
10. What are your top two services you enjoy doing most and why? I most enjoy doing hilights and balayage.

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WHAT IS DOGGY ‘POO?

WHAT IS DOGGY ‘POO?

What is Doggy ‘Poo you ask? It is a shampoo for your furry friends! However, this Doggy ‘Poo is so much more than a shampoo for your dog, it is a shampoo with a purpose.

I remember the first time hearing about the cause behind Doggy’Poo. I was sitting in a Unite Paramount Business class in Minneapolis, Minnesota. For those of you not familiar with the Unite brand, check out their website at Unitehair.com to meet the CEO and Founder, Andrew Dale. Andrew Dale is a very passionate man who believes in making salon owners and stylists life easier. He also is a lover of dogs! 🐶​ ❤️​

Besides making great hair care products, he is also a stylist and the owner of a salon in California. Did you know that a portion of all profits from the Unite Salon in San Diego go directly into supporting San Diego charities to help those without a voice? Pretty cool, huh? 

​So what is the purpose behind Doggy Poo you ask? To give back! ALL of the proceeds from the sale of Doggy ‘Poo are going to two organizations that are near and dear to Dale and his Unite Team’s hearts: The San Diego Humane Society and Shelter to Soldier. Isn’t that amazing!?!

Here at Mod, we certainly think so! So with all that being said, come check out Doggy’Poo here at the salon. It has oatmeal to soothe your furry friend’s skin and Argan Oil to promote a healthy and shiny coat. It is “Human tested, doggy approved.”

Stop by Mod’s beauty store and treat your pup to a spa day! 🐶​

 

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Training In Progress

 

 

‼️​TRAINING IN PROGRESS‼️​

Quiet!! Training: In Progress! Here at Mod Hair Color Salon & Beauty Store we believe education and training is vital to our success behind the chair. Not only is it what continues to make us a better stylist year after year, it is what can make or break a new stylist. That is why we are creating a training program here at the salon for stylists coming out of school. ?​

The goal behind the training program is to allow for an easier transition from school to salon. Think of it as a residency for Cosmetologists. We are expecting the finished training program to be anywhere from 6-12 months.

I have been working with two very talented young stylists to create this training program for the past 4 months. Together we are discovering what works and what doesn’t all the while training them to become the best! The future of our stylists is very important to Jody and I.

 I asked Mataya Clark what she liked best about the training program and she told me this, “In school you learn the basics of every cut, style, and color. This program allows you to learn more advanced techniques and fully prepare you for the unexpected. Being in a fast pace salon environment really opens your eyes to all the possibilities of becoming a successful stylist.” 

She is right. You just can’t learn it all in school. Salon owners and senior stylists have an  obligation to guide their team. We need to take part in creating greatness in our industry. It is our responsibility to teach the next generation. In doing so we can truly learn a great deal.

Sara Fisher was the first to start in this program. She says she loves being a part of the development of the program. “I am happy to be apart of this development because I’ll really be able to see how much it changes and grows for stylists who are a part of it in the future. To be able to eventually coach others will be extremely rewarding.”

We look forward to seeing how far they have grown once they have completed the training program. They have already gained so much. Sara and Mataya are currently behind the chair on Saturdays doing blow outs, formal styling, waxing, makeup and hair treatments. They currently are in the cutting portion of the training program and have a goal of cutting hair behind the chair in October. This would allow them to be behind the chair Wednesday nights and Saturdays.

To schedule a blow out with Sara and Mataya call 319-553-1080 or book online at www.modsalonbeautystore.com.

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Removing Makeup

makeup towel, removing makeup

Removing  Makeup

Removing makeup at the end of the day is an important step to clear and healthy skin. It doesn’t take that long. But if you are like me, sometimes you skip this step and jump straight into bed. Terrible right?!  ?​

Honestly up until my late 30’s I never really thought twice about my skin. It wasn’t until then that I thought to myself, “Girl you better start taking better care of yourself! You aren’t as young as you once were.” Aging can be tough, especially when all you see in magazines are 20 year olds looking so flawless and you’re over here putting 5 different creams on your face to ward off the wrinkles. ?​

The one thing I have to remind myself is that beauty ?​ is within all of us and it comes in all forms. HELL, wrinkles can be beautiful if they are worn by a beautiful soul. So if I can pass along one piece of advice, no matter how young or old you are, take care of the skin you are in. Drink lots of water and always remove your makeup!!

Removing makeup doesn’t have to be a 30 minute routine! ?​ SAY WHAT?! The Makeup Towel is the one thing that made removing makeup easier for me. While at The Makeup Show in Chicago, my friend Jody introduced me to this amazing towel. I thought to myself “I can do this!” What I love about the makeup towel is that it easily removes eye makeup without eye makeup remover. I don’t know about you but my eyes are super sensitive so a towel and warm water is perfect for me! ?​ I use the makeup towel and warm water to remove my makeup and then I spray the Skindinavia Post Makeup Spray. Although if I really feel like treating myself I apply a facial mask after using The Makeup Towel, relax and drink a Heineken while binge watching Game of Thrones. ?​

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Ten Questions With Mataya Clark

Ten Questions With Mataya Clark

 

 

1. When did you graduate from cosmetology college and from which one did you graduate? I graduated from Capri College in May of 2017.
2. Why did you go into this industry? Back in high school I had a HUGE collection of fashion magazines and always dreamed about someday making someone look as beautiful as the cover girl! As I got older I learned how much time, effort and patience it took to create something that perfect and it really sparked my love for the beauty community! 
3. What is your favorite part of being a cosmetologist? My favorite part about being a cosmetologist is the ability to inspire others to get out of their comfort zone and try something new. Whether it be a new eyeshadow technique or a completely different hair style. The simplest little detail can change someone’s entire look. Beauty can be found in so many different ways and showing someone how to recreate it at home is the icing on top of the cake.
 4. Why did you choose Mod? I chose Mod because of the friendly atmosphere and amazing talent the team brings to the Cedar Valley.  The owners Heather & Jody are very big on educating the stylist as well as the client.  Encouraging us to take outside classes, travel to beauty shows 
and bringing in professional hair care line educators to the salon. They truly set you up for success in this ever growing industry. Learning from these ladies is such a blessing and a privilege. 
5. What’s your favorite thing about being a team member at Mod? My favorite thing about being a team member at Mod is the amount of support & love each stylist gives one another. It’s not just about your personal success but the salons success as a whole.
6. What’s your most embarrassing salon moment? My most embarrassing salon moment would probably have to be within the first couple of weeks that I started at Mod. We were trying to get ahead on some spring cleaning and I was asked to get the cobwebs off of the drop ceiling with the end of a broom. Me being short… (I am only 5’2″) I accidentally knocked a picture off of the wall trying to reach the tippy top of the ceiling. This happened on a very busy day in the salon and as soon as the frame hit the floor making a giant SWOOSH sound everyone and their guests turned around and glared at me. I was completely mortified and turned red, thinking I broke this expensive piece of wall art. All of the stylists bursted out laughing saying “Uh oh new girls already breaking things!” ?  They soon let me know not to worry it’s just a silly picture! Phew!! ?
7. What’s your favorite styling tip you like to teach your guests? My favorite styling tip is showing my guests how to use an at home deep conditioning treatment! The #1 concern people have in the chair is how dry and dull their hair feels. Most of us lack moisture due to improper nutrition, over using hot tools or even effects of our environment. Taking home a weekly mask treatment can really change the quality of your hair. My favorite at home product is the MoroccanOil Weightless Hydrating Mask. It’s an argon oil based cream that helps restore shine and texture! Apply to wet hair and leave on for 5 minutes then rinse for amazingly manageable results! Using this product once a week will help your hair feel hydrated and healthy again! ??
8. What do you like to do most when you are not in in the salon? In my spare time I enjoy hanging out with friends & family. Spending time outside with my dog and going to the movies! I am also a huge lover of ALL kinds of music. Concerts are my favorite places to meet new people and exchange stories about life & love!
9. What is the hair care product you can not live without and why? I CANNOT live without a heat protectant. I have such a busy schedule and need something quick & easy for at home care. I love my blow dryer and my curling iron… (maybe a little too much). In order for me to protect the color and integrity of my hair I use the Kenra Platinum Blow Dry Spray. This is my favorite product because of its ability to minimize blow dry time up to 50%. It’s a light-weight oil based formula that helps detangle, control frizz and protect the hair against high heat. Not to mention it smells amazing ? Just a couple of spritz to your damp hair and you are ready to blow dry your way into a tropical paradise! ?
10. What are your top two services you enjoy doing most and why? I absolutely LOVE make-up applications. Make up has transformed my life in such a positive way. Growing up I was very shy and reserved; I somehow stumbled upon a makeup tutorial on YouTube and was immediately intrigued. There are so many different ways you can transform yourself, wether it be a dramatic lip color or a natural smokey eye! Recreating these on myself gave me the confidence to really shine and step out of my comfort zone. Cosmetology school has helped me gain the knowledge to educate my clients on how to create these same looks at home to make them feel beautiful too ??
Another great service I enjoy providing is eyebrow waxing! Recently eyebrows have become a HUGE beauty focus. From natural to bold, your eyebrows can really set your mood! Teaching my clients about different ways to style and maintain a brow look is critical. There are so many different products to help each clients specific needs!

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Ten Questions With Sara Fisher

Ten Questions With Sara Fisher

 

1. When did you graduate from cosmetology college and from which one did you graduate? I graduated from LaJames in Cedar Falls in March 2017.

2. Why did you go into this industry? I became a part of this industry to change lives.  It’s amazing to see someone’s attitude and confidence change so drastically in such little time.

3. What is your favorite part of being a cosmetologist? I love how creative I can be – everyday always brings something new and exciting.

4. Why did you choose Mod? I chose Mod because of the atmosphere and the personal experience the stylists provide their guests – this sets the salon apart from any in the area!

5. What’s your favorite thing about being a team member at Mod? The team I work with at Mod is wonderful.  They are always there to help and it’s clear everyone truly cares for each other.

6. What’s your most embarrassing salon moment? Nothing stands out as embarrassing at this point in my career, and I’m hoping to keep it that way for a little while!

7. What’s your favorite styling tip you like to teach your guests? I love showing clients the proper way to curl their hair with a flat iron! The wave pattern this technique creates is beautiful on any length of hair!

8. What do you like to do most when you are not in the salon? I love hanging out with friends, reading, binge watching TV shows with my cat & going on walks!

9. What is the hair care product you cannot live without and why? I love Kenra’s Platinum Dry Texture Spray because it gives me the volume and light hold that I want. I also couldn’t live without Moroccanoil’s hair treatment.  This product keeps my ends soft, healthy, and it smells great!

10. What are your top two services you enjoy doing most and why? I love seeing the transformations of hair cuts and colors, so those two are definitely my favorites!

 

 

 

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Does your makeup melt away? Find out why!

Does your makeup melt away?

Find out why!

 

 

 

 

Does your makeup melt away half way through the day? Ever wonder why? Read on to find out.

Makeup can tend to melt away due to heat from our skin. Our normal skin temperature is 90 degrees. ?​ That is hot!! This natural heat from our skin can cause moisture to evaporate causing dry, cracked makeup, makeup color loss, excessive oil to counter act the dryness, and leave our face with an oily sheen.

What is the solution? Cool down your skin! Skindinavia has solved the problem of vanishing makeup with their temperature control technology.

Why Skindinavia? Their breathable, lightweight formula won’t clog your pores or cause breakouts. It is hypoallergenic, oil free, paraben free, and non comedogenic.

How does it work? Skindinavia’s patented technology forms a lightweight, breathable web that works with your makeup and slowly releases over 16 hours. This helps to retain moisture longer while also drawing heat away from the skin.

What you will LoVE  ❤️​ about this solution is:

  • Keeps makeup fresh throughout the day
  • Preserves full coverage
  • Prevents color loss
  • Controls excess oil production
  • Diminishes shine
  • Retains moisture longer

Where can you get it?  At Mod’s Beauty Store

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Why choose a tinted moisturizer?

Tinted Moisturizer

Why choose a tinted moisturizer?

So you go to the beauty store to pick up some foundation and you find yourself overwhelmed with the amount of options. There are foundations for all types of coverage and all skin tones then there are these things called tinted moisturizers. You think to yourself, ?​ “How do I choose and furthermore, why would I choose a tinted moisturizer?”

Tinted moisturizers are great for those of us with dryer skin because they contain added moisturizers to aid in hydration. They are also great for those who don’t need or want quite as much coverage. Usually they contain an SPF to protect from the damaging rays of the sun. Foundations are great for those with oily skin and want a fuller coverage look. However, you may find that one brands foundation provides as much coverage as another brands tinted moisturizer.

Therefore, the best way to truly decide which tinted moisturizer to choose is to try them on. You don’t buy a car without test driving it, do you? So why can’t we test out beauty products? YOU CAN! Most beauty stores will allow you to play with the product and have a makeup consultant on hand to answer any questions and to help you choose the best option for you. You may find you choose both a tinted moisturizer and foundation. One you may use for an all natural look while the other one you use for a more glamorous look. Neither is right or wrong.

Here at Mod Hair Color Salon & Beauty Store we are in LOVE ❤️​ with the Balm Cosmetics. Our favorite tinted moisturizer is Balm Shelter from the Balm Cosmetics. It is a great option if you are looking for a product to even out your skin tone while improving your skin’s texture. This weightless, silky-smooth tinted moisturizer has an SPF of 18 and leaves your skin looking hydrated. Great for that natural summer look! ☀️​

For more information please stop in to Mod’s beauty store and talk with one of our makeup consultants, while you are there ask for a FREE sample of Balm Shelter!

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