4507 Algonquin Drive Ste B
Cedar Falls, IA 50613
319.553.1080

EVERYTHiNG YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT HEAT DAMAGE!

EVERYTHiNG YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT HEAT DAMAGE!

 

Everyone knows that heat damage happens with the repeated use of blow dryers, curling irons, and flat irons. However, most don’t know that you can do some serious damage in one single pass of the flat iron or one single blow dry. THAT’S RiGHT!! Heat damage can happen fast and the only true way to 100% rid yourself of the havoc that was caused is a haircut. So let’s talk all the ways you can prevent heat damage from happening to you.

 

  1. GET REGULAR TRiMS! Hair that is porous already isn’t strong enough to handle any amount of heat you throw at it. So keeping up with regular trims will help keep your hair in its healthiest state. We recommend every 5-6 weeks even if it’s just a light dusting of those ends.
  2. USE HAiR CARE PRODUCTS THAT HEAL THE HAiR! One of our favorite lines and one we recommend to a majority of our guests is L’anza Healing Hair Care. They have some amazing rinse out and leave in reconstructors that infuse the hair with moisture and protein that is depleted during color services, from environmental stressors,  and from regular styling with heat tools.
  3. GET YOUR THERMAL PROTECTiON GAME ON! Always use a thermal protectant prior to applying any heat to the hair. L’anza stylers all have thermal protection up to 450 degrees. (but please, never have your heat tool up this high) They also have some amazing thermal protectants that actually decrease blow dry time! Who doesn’t want to save time on blow drying?!
  4. TURN THOSE HEAT TOOLS DOWN! Like we said earlier, DO NOT use your heat tools at 450 degrees. There is almost no need for that. It may seem faster but remember it is damaging your hair faster as well! Talk with your stylist about what temperature is right for your hair.
  5. INVEST iN QUALiTY HEAT TOOLS! We recommend using tools that have a temperature dial so you can control the amount of heat on your hair. Our favorite is Bio Ionic. The heat is distributed evenly throughout the tool allowing you to use a lower heat setting.

 

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WHY DOES MY BLONDE HAiR GET DiNGY LOOKiNG?

Blonde Hair

WHY DOES MY BLONDE HAiR GET DiNGY LOOKiNG?

 

The biggest complaint of a BLONDiE is that their blonde hair gets dull and dingy looking. Almost always the first thing they say when they sit in our chair is, “I want to be brighter!” So let’s look into why blondes seem to get dingy looking quicker than our other color guests.

The biggest contributing factor is the porosity of the hair. Hair that has been lightened tends to be more porous and needs a bit more TLC than other hair colors. So what does it mean to have porous hair? Well first let’s start with the definition of porosity. Porosity refers to how well your hair is able to absorb and hold moisture. Environmental stressors, thermal use, and chemical processes affect the porosity level of your hair.

Blonde hair tends to be more porous allowing it to quickly absorb elements such as “Urban Dust” that can be small enough that they get trapped in the inner cortex layer of the hair strand. This build up of pollutants is what causes blondes to get dull & dingy.

To remedy this challenge we recommend using a shampoo that gently removes these pollutants followed by a conditioner that adds moisture, restoring the hair to its optimal lipophilic state. Leave in conditioners & weekly masks are a must as well! When the hairs porosity level is lowered less pollutants can get inside the hair strand allowing the hair to reflect more light and look brighter.

Here at MOD we recommend this regimen for all our BLONDiES:

  1. Shampoo & Condition with L’anza Healing Blonde. If you don’t shampoo daily you may need to shampoo twice prior to conditioning.
  2. Once out of the shower, apply L’anza Blonde Rescue leave in treatment. This helps to rebuild & strengthen the hair.
  3. Mask once a week. We recommend using Moi Moi from L’anza because of its abundance of moisture. With all L’anza masks you have to shampoo, mask for 5-10 minutes, and follow it up with your daily conditioner. The reason is the mask works inside the inner cortex layer to heal the hair and the conditioner works on the outer cuticle layer to seal the hair. Be sure to wring out the water from your hair prior to applying the mask as this allows it to penetrate into the hair strand.
  4. Use thermal protectants! Heat can happen quickly. There are a variety of thermal protectants you can use. Blow dry sprays are our favorites. Spray in after the leave in treatment and follow with your favorite stylers. Two salon favorites are Bounce Up Spray and Smooth Down Spray.

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WHAT iF i DON’T LOVE MY HAiR?

WHAT iF i DON’T LOVE MY HAiR?

 

So the day has arrived. You’ve waited weeks for your color appointment and  you can hardly contain your excitement. You’ve finally decided that today is the day you are going to make the change to that amazing Pinterest pic you’ve been ogling.

You go in, have a consultation with your stylist, and you sit there for 3+ hours expecting to look exactly like the picture. You and your stylist are hitting it off. She’s sharing great information about styling and you are taking mental notes so you can fully enjoy this new look at home.

Then she rinses, glazes, cuts, and styles you out. She hands you the mirror and you are expecting to scream with excitement but wait, it’s not quite as blonde as you wanted. The haircut is great. It’s styled out great. But man it’s not blonde enough! Now what!?

Fear starts to take over and before you can say what you are really thinking you say it’s okay, you pay, set up your next appointment and go home. Once home, you can’t help but think, “Man this really isn’t what I was looking for. I really wanted it to be brighter.”

Does this story sound familiar? Hey we all have been there. It can be hard to tell someone that you don’t quite love what they did. No-one wants to hurt someones feelings. And that’s why we here at MOD wanted to take a minute to tell you that it’s okay to tell us if we missed the mark! That is how we learn and grow!

We want you to feel comfortable enough to let us know. We are always willing to make any adjustments necessary. Never do we intend to get it wrong and almost always when we have had to make an adjustment it is something that is a pretty easy fix.

We work as a team here at MOD. So we will work together to do what works best for you and your schedule to make that adjustment. We ultimately want you to feel beautiful and love your hair!

So here’s a few tips to bring up the subject:

  1. If you know right away in the chair it is not for example blonde enough, let us know. We will make the adjustment immediately if we can. If we can’t do it then we will work with you to get you in at a time that works best for you with one of our stylists.
  2. If you are unsure but want to go home and decide, let us know. We’d be happy to reach out to you in a few days to see if we need to make any adjustments. Sometimes, just like when you go shopping, you need to try it on.
  3. If you get home and realize it isn’t what you were wanting or expecting, please call us. One of our front desk team members will be happy to get you in with one of our stylists to make that adjustment. Or they also would be happy to connect you with a manager.

 

Our mission is to create hair color you will love! But should we miss the mark, we want to know. That’s why this blog was important to us. We want to take the uncomfortableness out of what can be an uncomfortable situation so you can love your hair.

 

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IS IT CHEATING IF IT’S THE SAME SALON?

Is it cheating if it’s in the same salon?

 

“If I see another stylist in the salon where my stylist works won’t she be mad at me?” or “I went to Sally while Jane was on maternity leave and I love how she did my hair. I want to continue seeing her but I don’t want to hurt Jane’s feelings.”

These are some things we have heard a lot over the years. The fear of cheating is a real thing and sometimes leads one to stop going to a salon all together to avoid any conflict. So we wanted to take a moment to talk about this issue and give you our thoughts on it.

Our team is here for you, our guests! If it wasn’t for you beautiful people we wouldn’t be living our dream on a daily. At MOD we want you to feel comfortable seeing any stylist you choose. Life is busy and we get that! Sometimes you just need in for a color before your friends wedding and as much as you want to see the stylist you have been seeing for 5 years your schedules just aren’t lining up. That’s okay! We invite you to book with any one of our fabulous stylists if that works best for you and your schedule. NO GRUDGES! NO HARD FEELiNGS! You won’t get the cold shoulder from the stylist you didn’t make an appointment with. In fact when that stylist has a moment she will most likely pop over to say hello and catch up.

Now what if you see another stylist while another one was gone and you really like the haircut and/or color they gave you. You want to continue to see this new stylist because she gave you a fresh new look and you simply want to change things up. We say go for it! Rebook with them. There is no need to explain or defend yourself. We all crave change! We promise none of our stylists will be upset if you are sitting in another teammates chair. You can even bounce back and forth between stylists within MOD. Like we mentioned before, life is busy and sometimes schedules just don’t line up. You may even choose to see one stylist for color and another for haircuts because you like what each of them do. That’s okay too. We all have different strengths.

Of course if you want to stay with one stylist you can. We just want you to know that all of these things are okay with us. We are a team here at MOD so seeing our fellow team mates slaying hair fills up our hearts and makes us happy inside. There is no “my guest” or “your guest” here. We as a team want to take care of OUR guests. We want to take care of YOU. TEAM MOD is here to do what is best for you and your hair.

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BALAYAGE vs CLASSiC FOiL

BALAYAGE vs CLASSiC FOiL

 

BALAYAGE vs CLASSiC FOiL, which one is better? The truth is both of these techniques are great and it’s not which one is better, it’s about which one is better for YOU!

 

Let’s start with the CLASSiC FOiL. Not to be confused with a MiCRO-FOiL! That is a topic for another day. 😉​

PROS- Classic Foil highlights are an even lightness from scalp to ends. This creates the most brightness especially when the foils are placed around the face. It’s a great way to camouflage gray without having to do an all over color.

CONS- There is a definite line of demarcation when it grows out, making the maintenance more frequent. Usually between 5-8 weeks depending on how fast your hair grows and how dark you are naturally.

A classic foil is great for the person who wants to blend gray, someone who is wanting brightness through the part line, or generally wants to just be lighter. Also, for those who don’t mind visiting the salon every 5-8 weeks.

 

Now let’s talk BALAYAGE. Balayage is one of the latest trends in coloring. It is defined as a technique for highlighting hair in which the color is painted on in such a way as to create a graduated, natural-looking effect.

PROS- Balayage creates a very natural look allowing for soft and subtle grow out. This allows you to go 10-12 weeks before needing it done again. If you glaze in between (around 6 weeks) you will most likely get the full 12 weeks out of your balayage. It is also very customizable.

CONS- Highlights do not go all the way to the scalp so you have a more rooty look to your color. It also takes more time than the traditional classic foil to have done as we recommend doing a GLAZE with every balayage.

 

A balayage is great for those who love that natural rooty look and those wanting to space out their salon visits. So what if  you like that rooty feel but need those bright blondes around the face? WELL….that’s where FOiLAYAGE comes in! Again, a topic for another day.

 

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WE DREAM iN COLOR

COLOR

WE DREAM iN COLOR!

Our favorite thing to do here at Mod is COLOR! Color is a great way to change your look as it can be as subtle and natural or it can be as bright and bold as you want!
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There are several techniques that we love to do and reasons why we do them! Sometimes we combine them for a more customized look! Creating things like FOiLAYAGE! ⠀⠀


1. 𝘼𝙇𝙇 𝙊𝙑𝙀𝙍 𝙎𝙊𝙇𝙞𝘿 𝘾𝙊𝙇𝙊𝙍 𝘼𝙋𝙋𝙇𝙞𝘾𝘼𝙏𝙞𝙊𝙉 – This is great for maximum gray coverage! It also requires the most upkeep as it leaves more of a solid line of demarcation. Damn gray hair! 😝

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2. 𝙁𝙊𝙞𝙇𝙞𝙉𝙂 – FOiLiNG is great because it allows us to place the highlights or lowlights in the places that most flatter your style. Whether it be a full head or partial, this look has a medium maintenance schedule as the line of demarcation is shattered some.

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3. 𝘽𝘼𝙇𝘼𝙔𝘼𝙂𝙀 – Not only is this a growing trend it is also the most natural and customizable color technique! There is so much diffusion that it’s sometimes hard to tell where one colors stops and another color begins. It is by far the most low maintenance color! And it is a salon favorite!

 

4. 𝙂𝙇𝘼𝙕𝙞𝙉𝙂 – We pair GLAZiNG with our foiling services and balayage services all the time! It’s a great way to add shine and give the hair the perfect tone and blend. This is also a great way to brighten up your balayage in between appointments or simply brighten up your natural hair color!

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This shot features @hairbender21 rocking out some hair behind the chair! 💖

 

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5 REASONS YOU SHOULD BE PRE-BOOKiNG YOUR APPOiNTMENTS

PRE-BOOKiNG

𝟓 𝐑𝐄𝐀𝐒𝐎𝐍𝐒 𝐘𝐎𝐔 𝐒𝐇𝐎𝐔𝐋𝐃 𝐁𝐄 𝐏𝐑𝐄-𝐁𝐎𝐎𝐊𝐢𝐍𝐆 𝐘𝐎𝐔𝐑 𝐀𝐏𝐏𝐎𝐢𝐍𝐓𝐌𝐄𝐍𝐓𝐒

➊ Your time is valuable! You already have a million and one things to do. Pre-booking your color appointment is one less thing to worry about and you can cross it off that long to-do list. ‏‏‎

➋ The holidays are coming! That’s right, the holidays. And no matter how much you may want to hold off thinking about this time of year, others are already planning for it. Pre-booking allows you to look your best at every family gathering. ‏‏‎

➌ Save yourself from the last minute frantic call! We are currently booking until the end of 2019. And as much as we want to get you in, the time slots just aren’t always available at the last minute. Pre-booking allows you to avoid hearing we don’t have an opening for 3+ weeks. ‏‏‎

➍ Budget accorindgly! Great hair costs money. Pre-booking your appointment allows you to budget in the cost of the service as well as the products that make up the at home regimen you and your colorist agree on. ‏‏‎
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➎ Maintain that gorgeous color! Keep your color looking it’s best. You have just spent the time and money to get that perfect color so why have a bad hair day? And this also makes it easier for your stylist to keep up with your outgrowth. Pre-booking will make sure your hair doesn’t get too long, too bulky, and eliminates bad hair days! ‏‏‎ ‏‏‎
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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.

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.

?​ Quiet! Training ✂️​ in Progress! ?​

 

 

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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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