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Perfect Hair for a Perfect Day


Your wedding should be spent enjoying your day and the people around you, not worrying if your hairstyle is still in place. The day of your wedding will be a long one, and all precautions for effortless beauty care should be taken care of! As professional hairstylists, we request a few steps to be taken prior to the hairstyling to ensure a long lasting and beautiful style! They include:

 

Day 2 Hair: While this may be arguable, day 2 hair actually holds style much better. Just-washed hair can hold too much moisture and bounce to fully handle any heat styling that will last. After washing, be sure to leave your hair natural and avoid heat treatments, since it can be difficult to reverse the effects of already heat-styled hair.

 

Product Free: Depending on your hair style, products may be used to keep the look in place such as hairsprays, gels or molding cremes. Coming in with a fully natural head of hair will make it a clean slate for any styling without any danger of over using products.

 

Pictures: A photo speaks a thousand words, and we want to know exactly what you picture for your special look. Coming in prepared will make the process much smoother and faster, so we recommend bringing in as many photos of inspiration as you can, so we can give you the desired look.

 

We want you to look and feel your best on your special day! With proper hair care you can spend the day hassle-free (at least regarding your hair)! Let Caralyn’s, your hair experts, style your look for your wedding!





How to Keep Your Scalp Healthy


 

 

 

If you suffer from dull hair, itchy roots, excess oil or even hair loss, an unhealthy scalp may be the cause! Healthy hair comes form a healthy scalp, so its extremely important to focus your attention on how to take care and maintain a healthy head of hair. At Caralyn’s, we have the best scalp experts, that can help diagnose scalp issues, and what products to use to improve.

 

There are many symptoms of having an unhealthy scalp. To name a few, itching, burning, excessively oily or dry hair and in the worst case, hair loss. Easy ways to improve the health of your scalp at home are:

 

Daily Brushing: Gently brushing your hair is a great way to stimulate your strands and spread excess oils. It will remove any dead flakes up top and prevent clogged hair follicles.

 

Gentle Shampoo: Use a natural, cleansing shampoo and avoid harsh scents and ingredients. Try to shampoo your hair every 2-3 days, rather than every day to avoid stripping your scalp of natural oils.

 

Conditioning: Despite what you heard, conditioning the scalp can actually be beneficial to your hair – especially if your scalp is on the dryer side. Since shampoo is a cleansing product, it will remove any oils, where the conditioner will replace the moisture and return the scalp back to a natural balance.

 

If you are need of more assistance that the regular scalp upkeep, Caralyn’s has a wide array of scalp treatments to further recoup your scalp’s health and get you back on track to healthy, beautiful hair!





Synthetic or Real Hair Wigs?


 

 

We are big wig lovers! Wigs can change and enhance your look as much as you want, as well as provide confidence and self-esteem to anyone who’s in need! At Caralyn’s, we provide both synthetic and real hair wings, as well as styling and maintenance recommendations. If you are having trouble deciding which type is best for you, we provided a list of pros and cons for each:

 

Synthetic Wigs

 

Pros:

1) Holds style. Whether it gets wet, or it’s humid outside, those curls or bounce will stay!

2) Relatively low cost, meaning more options to buy more then one!

3) Easy maintenance, synthetic wigs requires very little daily care.

 

Cons:

1) High shine, which can look slightly unnatural.

2) Cannot change style or colour, since the fibres do not react well to heat or dye.

3) They do not last as long as human wigs.

 

Real Hair Wig

 

Pros:

1) You can style with heated hair tools, allowing you to change up the style daily.

2) Very realistic looking!

3) Versatility in colour, since dying the wig is no problem.

4) Last much longer then any other type of wig.

 

Cons:

1) Cost, real hair wigs are much higher in price.

2) High maintenance. Like real hair, the hair has to be styled, washed and conditioned often.

3) Delicate. Again, like real hair, you have to be careful with heat resistant spray and not damage the ends. 

 

Wigs can change the lives of people for the better! Do your research before you invest in a wig, each will have different needs to suit each person and their personal schedule and abilities. For your wig needs, purchasing, styling and maintenance contact Caralyn’s, your hair experts!





How to Care for Your Dyed Hair


 

Dying your hair is always fun and exciting, as well as a real commitment! The spectrum of colours is just waiting for your hair to embrace, whether you want purple or green, we say do it! You want to be sure once you’ve invested the time and money to get that perfect colour, that it stays properly maintained. That may mean coming in every three months for touch-ups, but there are also many precautions you can take at home to ensure that vibrant colour stays long lasting:

  • Shampoos less. Shampoo can strip the colour and natural oils from the hair. Instead, try to wash your hair between 2-3 times a week. When you do use Shampoo, be sure to purchase the hair colour protection brands.
  • Use less heat on coloured hair when styling, as it is more susceptible to damage. When you do style your hair make sure to use a heat protectant. This also goes for showering; try to rinse your hair with cool water instead of hot.
  • Condition like crazy! Conditioner will lock in the moisture to your treated hair and help retain the colour longer. Before going to bed apply leave-in conditioners as well as applying a deep conditioner mask to your hair weekly.

 

Follow these simple steps for perfectly vibrant hair between each touch up! At Caralyn’s, you hair experts, we believe in using your hair to express yourself, and absolutely love a fun colour job any day!





Look as Young as you Feel


 

 

At Caralyn’s we truly believe in caring for your skin and appearance at all ages, and by all means, as naturally as possible! While we carry amazing skin rejuvenation products, we also have our fleet of talented stylists who can do the job just as well. A new cut or style can take years off a person by accentuating certain attributes of a face! Here are some youthful hairstyle ideas:

 

1) Highlights to hide crow’s feet: light flushes of highlights are a great way to brighten facial features, and take the emphasis of lines or wrinkles!

 

2) Thickening cut to fill out face: Thickening the hair can be a youthful look that accentuates the jaw line and adds body to your style.

 

3) Bob: The bob is an amazing haircut to liven up a look. Forget the drab shoulder length style that’s been weighing you down and add some angles to make your face more symmetrical!

 

4) Waves or Curls: Adding waves to a haircut will add volume and body to your hair.

 

Make your hair look just as young as you feel! For a new cut or style to freshen up your look and get you the boost you need, contact Caralyn’s, your hair experts.





Crazy for Colour!


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You can feel it in the air…the weather Is warmer and a change is coming! Maybe your hair needs a change too? A new colour is a sure-fire way to give your look the fresh boost it needs, and add that level of confidence for a new season. Here are the spring’s hottest hair colour trends to try out, P.S we’re spying a lot of blonde:

 

Pastel: These gorgeous shades are absolutely perfect for the spring…hello Easter egg vibes! The trend for pastels have tended to lean towards pinks and purples in the past, but this time around anything goes! Think Kanye, with his pastel green, or a cool blue. These shades also go amazing with any skin tone, so get creative and go full on colour!

 

Baby Blonde: This is a super fresh way to do blonde! Relevant to the name, it’s what you would relate to baby doll hair, with lighter than your norm blonde highlights, and a slight yellow undertone.

 

Strawberry Blonde: Think back to our Instagram post about the colour trend “Blorange”, this is along those lines! A warm mix of blondes and pastel tones for the new season.

 

These colours are so gorgeous for the spring and we definitely recommend giving them a go! If you are not one for going blonde, chestnut hues, and ombres are still going strong! For your new colour, contact Caralyn’s, your hair experts!





Everything Old is New Again


 

 

 

We’ve been noticing this more and more…everything old is becoming new again, especially when it comes to hairstyles. As one can see in our most recent Instagram posts, we love bringing back the old with a bangin’ new twist! We know Cher hair and the 90’s grunge half knot has gained popularity, but what about our guy cuts? Turns out the throwback cuts are back for gentlemen as well, these are some of our favs:

 

Texture on Top: “In 2017, we’ll see men keeping the sides of their hair short and creating the top as the main focal point, embracing longer, more textured styles on top,” says Stelios Nicolaou, Aveda’s master barber.

 

Long Cuts: “We’re going to continue to see longer hairstyles take prominence among men, as catwalks hint heavily towards ‘Mick Jagger’ swagger,” says Alex Glover, master barber at Murdock at Hackett King Street.

 

Ultimate Throwback Cut: Part of this revival is the divisive centre-parting. “Parted brow-length fringes are already coming into high demand,” says Glover. Think less Nick Carter, more The Mummy-era Brendan Fraser.

 

Colour: If you’re looking for something that leaves an impression, but helps you keep your job, try getting your hair bleached – either white blonde or a more grungy, Kurt Cobain-inspired straw blonde.

 

So if you dig the vintage look, whatever era, you are sure to be “in stye”. Contact Caralyn’s, your hair design experts, to get any of these old yet new styles perfected!





Brushing Basics


 

Portrait of a young woman brushing her hair --- Image by © A. Chederros/Onoky/Corbis

 

Who would have thought there was a wrong way to brush your hair? Brushing your hair may seem like a daily, trivial part of your beauty routine, but when not done properly, it can lead to some serious long-term hair damage…uh oh. While there are techniques to proper brushing, there are also specified hairbrushes for different types of hair and styling.

 

When it comes to the actual action of brushing your hair here are steps one should follow:

  • Never brush from room to tip: Detangle the ends first then do smooth brush strokes throughout.
  • Do not brush when wet: Hair is weaker and breaks off easier.
  • Using the wrong brush: Surprise! The wrong brush will have negative effects on your hair due to the different fibres.

 

That leads us to what kind of brush one should use depending on their hair type:

 

Wavy or Straight hair: Paddle brushes

Frizzy hair: Ceramic and nylon round brush

Curly hair: Avoid brushes altogether or opt for a wide toothed comb

 

Know your hair type and know your brush! The proper brush and technique will keep your locks healthy and strong, what else could you ask for? For proper hair care and design, contact Caralyn’s, your hair design experts.





Style is Eternal


 

 

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What is that saying? “Fashion comes and goes, but style is eternal” –Yves Saint Laurent. Well, we could not agree more. Every season we are bombarded with brand new hairstyle trends, such as half shaved heads and man buns, and while we love trying new things, sometimes it’s good to stick to the classics. If you are someone who loves a solid look that you never have to worry about going out of style (and you know hair can take awhile to grow) we’ve created a list of the classic hairstyles that will always make you slay the hair game:

 

1) Beachy waves- effortless glam that looks good on everybody.

2) Soft layers-frames every face.
3) Blunt bangs-adds an edgy twist to any classic look.
4) Defined curls- a little extra body never hurt nobody.
5) Straight centre part- always sleek and sexy.

 

Take it from us..if you choose one of these hairstyles, you’ll be “in style” forever. To get these styles perfected, come in to Caralyn’s, your Ottawa hair design expert.





Wig It Out


 

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Embrace a New Year and a new do. Wigs have finally earned their turn in the spotlight as a highly coveted fashion trend, thanks to celebrities like Kylie Jenner (an avid wig and extension promoter), or Lady Gaga (The queen of trendsetting). Wigs have become the perfect way to have an ever-changing look that includes fabulous hair every time.

 

Wigs provide the variety to change your look for virtually any event or style you’re going for. Who wouldn’t want the option to have long wavy mermaid hair one day, and a sleek bob the next? Here are some tips for keeping your wig (synthetic and human-hair) in tip-top shape:

 

1) Detangle before washing.

 

2) Rinse with lukewarm water from roots to end.

 

3) Carefully shampoo with hands.

 

4) For synthetic wig, spray leave in conditioner from mid-shaft to ends. For human hair, condition ends and leave in for a few minutes.

 

5) Rinse with lukewarm water in the same direction as the hair to avoid tangles.

 

6) Air dry synthetic hair. Blow dry 80% of human hair wigs and round brush the rest.

 

So, if you feel like being a blonde Friday night, style that wig and go for it! For full service and care on synthetic and human hair wigs, visit Caralyn’s, your Ottawa hair design specialist!