4507 Algonquin Drive Ste B
Cedar Falls, IA 50613

How to communicate with your stylist?

Oftentimes, miscommunication between stylist & client happens. It’s like you walk in & you suddenly cannot speak or understand the terminology coming out of your hairdressers mouth……Blunt what? Point-cut who? Dust my ends where?

Hairdressers tend to talk to you like you’ve been through the Miss Beauty Academy and you’re like “Hello lady, I barely know how to get my hair straight that I’ve worn for 30+ years, I don’t know how you should cut my hair.” Unfortunately, it leads to you walking out with something you did not want.

Here, we give you 4 tips on how to communicate effectively with your stylist.

1. BE HONEST : Don’t say you use the fancy shampoo/conditioners and professional color when you’ve actually visited the guilty isle at the drug stores. WE WANT TO KNOW YOUR HAIR HISTORY! The more we know, the better, so that the turnout can be the best that it can be. Chemical services are the most important to share because chemical reactions will happen and need to be avoided, so don’t feel embarrassed to tell us and we’ll be grateful so that we can give you the best service possible!

2. BRING PICTURES : Bring in the classic Jennifer Anniston, confident Beyonce or sexy Kim Kardashian and we’ll tell you what we think would suit you best and what’s achievable. Pictures can be a saving grace because “honey” or “cherry coke” to you may be not be “honey” or “cherry coke” to us. Bring in pictures that are styled the same way you can see yourself styling it on a daily basis. Each picture can give us another clue of what you generally like and don’t like, so bring more than one!

3. BE REALISTIC : The most common thing we get in the first 5 minutes of an appointment is women/men bringing in pictures, (which is great!), we want you to just like stated above but they are of someone with thick, dark, curly hair and their hair is blonde, straight, and fine. Try to bring in photos that are similar to your hair, not necessarily in color, but with density and texture. With most haircuts, you can receive what you’ve envisioned as long as it is realistic (like wanting us to magically grow your hair 10 inches…sorry, we wish!). With color though, it’s achievable up to a certain extent. If you are asking for the trending icy blonde and you have dark brown hair hair, it will most likely take 3 visits to get there, otherwise color is very versatile that we can work ways to give you the best color you wanted. As long as it is, again, realistic.

4. KNOW WHAT YOU DON’T WANT : Okay, so maybe you have not a clue what you want or you thought “Forget the pictures! I’ll have her do whatever she wants!” We love the challenge, but if you know what you don’t want or hate, that can help us tremendously and will narrow down the options for us to suggest to you so that the many choices to choose from don’t become overwhelming.

Mod Hair Color Salon & Beauty Store
4507 Algonquin Dr., Cedar Falls, IA  50613

Don’t blow it – (h)AIR styling

Take advantage of the summer heat and give your blow-dryer a break, without compromising your style of course. We have put some clients on a 30-day challenge of styling their hair without blow-drying it, many have seen results. We get it, blow-drying is convenient and fast, but when the hair goes from a very wet state to a dry state, anywhere from 2-5 times a week, it takes a toll on the hair as all of its moisture has been evaporated from high heat in a matter of ten minutes and can tend to get very dry. So, we’ve told you to not use your blow-dryer….now what?

Always use one of our professional shampoo’s and conditioners that will suit what your hair needs at this time (moisture, strength, volume). Depending on how often you shampoo, adding ten minutes for a deep conditioning mask once or twice a week after you shampoo and before you condition will tremendously further your results. You want to towel-dry your hair well to get all of the abundant amount of water off the hair.

For those who have any natural curl or wave:


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AG Beach Bomb is great for those who already have some wave or curl to their hair. The bio-fermented tomato fruit extract is what will encourage more curl by shrinking the hair cuticle as well as adding moisture, shine and frizz fighting agents. It is a product that you won’t hardly feel in the hair, so it will give you the natural, tousled look. To use: using your palms, scrunch a small amount into towel blotted hair and keep adding more if needed, depending on hair density, and keep scrunching upward toward the scalp until it feels evenly distributed. Let it be to dry, and get on with your day with an effortless (because it is!) look!

We have many different products that will work with those who have more or less curl, so stop on in to get your Beach Bomb or another styling aid. The beach sprays are awesome for a more dramatic beach look!

Now, for the straight haired ladies:


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U Argan Oil….it just sounds wonderful, because it is! It’s great for straight textured hair because a little, tiny bit will go a LONG way. Its a miracle oil that adds immense shine and moisture, seals the cuticle (so bye-bye fly-aways) and humidity-resistant without losing all your body, even for those who have fine hair. Use 1-3 drops, depending on thickness of hair, and work from mid-shaft to ends and feathering up towards the scalp. Apply this in towel dried hair, brush through to promote even distribution and off you go! Feel free to add more moderately after hair has dried to enhance the results.

Mod Hair Color Salon & Beauty Store
4507 Algonquin Dr., Ste. B, Cedar Falls, Iowa  50613