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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.

See you at the salon!

 

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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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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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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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