4507 Algonquin Drive Ste B
Cedar Falls, IA 50613
319.553.1080

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
319-553-1080
http://modsalonbeautystore.com/

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
319-553-1080
http://modsalonbeautystore.com/

A Mod Salon frequently asked Question

How do I get rid of my split ends?

There is only one way to get rid of split ends….and it’s just like a dysfunctional relationship – CUT ‘EM OFF! Split ends are un-repairable once the hair has split, it will continue to do so up the hair strand until it has broken off or been cut off. Regardless of what any product out there says, it won’t make them go away but there are products to help MEND split ends temporarily so they look neat & smoothed down and products to help PREVENT split ends from happening.

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A great smoothing product for those who are not ready to completely cut off all of your split ends to conserve some length is the AG Smoothing Balm. It will tame the frizz & flyaways that come with split ends. It contains Marula, Argan & Mongongo oils that are packed with vitamins and anti-oxidants for high-shine and smoothing properties.

Another great product to add is the AG Repair Serum. Hair is made up of 90% keratin so adding these leave-in product to your hair after its been shampooed will help prevent those split ends from happening. Its main purpose to heal the hair while MENDING those split ends and leaving them soft & glossy.

Mod Hair Color Salon & Beauty Store
4507 Algonquin Dr., Cedar Falls, Iowa
50613
319-553-1080
http://modsalonbeautystore.com/product-lines/ag-hair-cosmetics/108607/

Love your “Lob”

A lot of gals have been loving “The Lob” lately. With our hot, sticky, Iowa summers, women are wanting to keep their length but dread fighting it with the heat. The Lob, or long bob, is the “it” haircut right now and is the perfect balance between long and short hair length.If commitment to short hair scares you, The Lob is a great compromise. Client’s love this cut because it allows you to free yourself from unnecessary length but just enough change without taking the plunge completely. It’s the best of both worlds.

Fine to thick, wavy to straight, The Lob works with many different hair types and textures. By choosing the correct length, you can alter it to any face shape too. Non-aggressive layering can be added for extra movement and style, as well as virtually any type of fringe or bang. The Lob allows you to pull your hair back into a ponytail and can also be swept up into an updo for a more formal style.

Popular “lob” cuts have been keeping the hair length slightly below the shoulder. By leaving some of the length, you allow yourself to have many different styling options. Whether you prefer to tousle dry, create waves or define with an iron, your styling routine doesn’t have to change drastically. Less fuss is always a plus!

Mod Hair Color Salon & Beauty Store
4507 Algonquin Dr., Cedar Falls, Iowa
319-553-1080
http://modsalonbeautystore.com/style-services/

Va-Va- HALO!!!

Mod Salon is so excited to announce that we are your Cedar Valley’s exclusive Halo Couture Extension Salon!
Who knew that a miracle wire and a hair weft made of 100% Human Remy Hair could give you that bombshell look.

It is very easy to put into your own hair, whether you are looking for length or volume (Heck, why not both?!) There are over 35 different shades to choose from and come in four lengths (12″, 16″, 20″, 24″). What’s great is you can shampoo, blow-dry, curl or straighten the hair like it’s your own, whether its everyday or just an occasion!

Here is a tutorial video of how the Halo Extension is put in. All you need is your Halo Extension, a tail comb and yourself to get these amazing transformations! Stop into Mod Salon to talk with any of our educated stylists and get your Halo!

One of our very own clients is LOVING her Halo!

Mod Hair Color Salon & Beauty Store
4507 Algonquin Dr., Cedar Falls, Iowa
50613
319-553-1080
http://modsalonbeautystore.com/product-lines/halo-couture-hair-extensions/110888/

What is Balayage?

Sometimes spelled balliage or baliage, is the art of hair painting. It stems the French word for “sweep away”. Balayage is the most exciting highlighting color technique to appear in a long time. Colorists and clients have fallen in love with the fabulous results. Color placement looks natural and organic, similar to the effortlessly random color you’d receive after a summer at the beach. Balayage is offered in many salons today, but not all results are consistent (it’s not as easy as it looks!). The colorist must be well-trained and have a sense of your hair’s texture and movement. The most natural-looking results are usually those that look like big chunks of randomly picked pieces (weird, right?) But, some of the most beautiful colors come from it! Check out some of Mod Salon’s very own balayage results and call 319-553-1080 to book your appointment for the newest color technique!

Mod Hair Color Salon & Beauty Store
4507 Algonquin Dr., Cedar Falls, Iowa
50613
319-553-1080
http://modsalonbeautystore.com/color/

Stay looking hot during the hot, summer months –

With summer upon us and weekend trips, family getaways, boat journeys to the lake and chasing those summer-crazed kids, it’s time for women to learn about easy options for fresh-looking hair during summer. Essentially, how women can look their best, with little hassle and minimal fuss.

What if we told you that you can have fresh looking shampooed hair without shampooing it? Well you can, DRY SHAMPOO! With a blend of refreshing starches and clean fragrances, it can extend time in between shampoo’s. Spending less than five minutes to spray this onto your roots whether its second,third or even forth day hair will reduce that “greasy” look and save you the forty five minutes you would have spent on hoping in the shower, blow-drying & styling your hair. One of our great shampoo’s is the AG Dry Shampoo Collection. The Simply Dry is great for everyone because it will be invisible when worn. Whats awesome about the Blonde, Light Brown & Brunette is it’s a Dry Shampoo and root touch-up spray to help blend any outgrowth color.

Visit AG Hair Care to learn more about their hair care products!

Stop in to pick yours up!

Mod Hair Color Salon & Beauty Store
4507 Algonquin Dr., Cedar Falls, Iowa
319-553-1080
http://modsalonbeautystore.com/product-lines/ag-hair-cosmetics/108607/

Getting Blog-ified!

We are excited to announce that we will be starting in this whole new world of blogging. Ranging from hair tips, new products, haircuts, new color trends or just simply whats new with Mod. Stay tuned for our many exciting posts coming very soon!!