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How to have Shiny, Healthy Hair this Summer


The summer heat is amazing for our tans, but not so amazing for our hair. As the air dries up, so does hair. It can be a hassle to keep your hair shiny and healthy throughout these steamy months, as well as finding the time and money to keep upkeeping it. This does not mean it’s impossible to have glossy locks this summer… With just a few steps you can keep your hair glowing all season.

 

Tips on How to Have Shiny Hair this Summer:

 

Hair Masks: Healthy hair requires a ton of hydration. Hair masks can replenish your hair with oils and nutrients that may be lacking from everyday wear. You should apply a mask weekly, using an application of your choice. Various hair masks include sleep in’s, wash in’s and pre-wash in’s.

 

Maintenance: There are a few things you can do between styling your hair that can help maintain the shine and health. Switching out your regular pillowcase for a silk cover will exponentially improve your hair after sleeping. “Many fabrics, like cotton or polyester, absorb moisture and can cause friction and be abrasive to the hair.” Silk will retain the moisture and keep frizziness at bay. Another maintenance tip is to avoid drying your hair with a towel, but rather with an old t-shirt. This is more gentle on the hair cuticle and will cause less damage.

 

Hair Oils: Last not but not least, adding hair oils after styling will give the extra shine and boost your style needs. Heat styling and products can dry out your hair, so finishing with an oil will instantly add moisture and shine to any do’.

 

Keep your hair healthy and glowing this summer! If you follow these steps you’ll be having the Kim Kardashian locks in no time! For your hair treatments and styling contact Caralyn’s, your hair experts.





Warmer Shades


 


As the weather warms, the dye jobs get lighter and lighter! Everyone loves a fresh, summery look for the warmer months – preferably something to compliment the tan. Blonde hues are always a favourite for the upcoming season, and it can be a big process! As professional hairdressers, we’ve seen a number of blonde-gone-wrong jobs, and we want everyone to avoid that bleachy mess! Here is how to go from the dark to light the RIGHT way:

 

Pick the right shade: Not every skin tone can fully compliment the platinum blonde look, so it’s so important to know your skin and which under-hues will suit the shade of blonde! For example, lighter skin tones may suit ashy, platinum blonde, while darker shades can be gorgeous with caramel, golden tones. Do your research!

 

Get healthy: Bleaching the hair can cause significant damage, especially if the hair already has heat or colour damage. Be prepared for dryer hair, and work on starting a healthier routine for your new blonde tresses. It may also be a good idea to get a fresh cut to rejuvenate the hair.

 

Start slow: Going blonde often can’t happen in one sitting…especially if your going from black or red! Start with full highlights and work your way up to a solid blonde. This can take up to three separate appointments.

 

Upkeep: As you may know, hair grows fast, and so will your roots. Be sure to do some upkeep, possibly 1-2 months on the roots depending on how fast your hair grows! Be sure to get lightening shampoos to keep the blonde shades in tact, and condition like crazy!

 

We know everyone can rock a blonde dye job, you just have to know how to do it right, and how to upkeep. Here at Caralyn’s, we are here for your full blonde treatment and any upkeep questions or services you may have!





Power Do’


Styling your hair is all about individuality and representing your self, why not make a statement? The Power Do’ is the next hottest thing when it comes to choosing your personal look. Think blunt edges and bold twists on the classic cuts and styles. These looks are going to make heads turn; here are some of our favourites:

Power Curl

 

The Power Curl

Shows such as Topshop Unique saw models sashay down the catwalk with 80s-inspired cool-girl curls. Don’t forget your ‘power parting’ with this style; the more extreme, the better.

 

Power Cross-over

The Power Crossover

Proof that power styles can also be ultra pretty, we fell head-over-heels for the structured crossover looks at Carolina Herrera.

 

Power Slick

The Power Slick

Wet look hair was everywhere during the SS17 shows. Slicked-back hair screams sexy while giving off a powerful vibe. It’s super easy to recreate, too.

 

Power Fringe

 

The Power Fringe

Fringes were short, sharp and fierce this season. It takes guts to chop your fringe to this length – hence this style exudes coolness and strength.

 

These looks are classic with a modern twist with the bold accents and details. Let your hair represent your confidence and strength with the help of Caralyn’s, your hair experts, and remember…You got the power!





To Wash, or Not to Wash?


 

 

 

 

 

Washing your hair seems like a given when it comes to maintaining your hair health, yet we keep hearing about people who have given up washing their hair completely…Crazy right? Turns out, the less you wash your hair the less you’ll have to. Over time, the scalp will stop producing as much oil as it would when it is completely stripped of the natural oils from Shampoos. This to say, everybody has different needs when it comes to shampooing depending on their hair type:

 

1.Thin, Fine Hair

 

Fine hair can easily feel weighed down by too much oil. To make sure your fine hair is always looking at its best, wash your hair every day to every other day.

 

2. Thick, Straight Hair

 

Thick, straight hair can usually start to look oily on the second or third day. Wash your hair with a system that helps moisturize and give shine without the weigh-down.

 

3. Thick, Wavy Hair

 

Wavy hair is usually a bit drier than straight hair. A good rule of thumb for wavy hair is to use a system that enhances your natural texture while adding a bit of moisture so it doesn’t frizz out.

4. Curly Hair

 

Curly hair is the driest of all the different hair types. Because of its spirals, oil from the scalp can’t work its way down, leaving the ends drier than straighter hair types. Depending on just how curly your hair is, you may not need to fully shampoo your hair as often.

5. Damaged Hair

 

For severely damaged hair, your locks can use all the moisture it can handle. Avoid further drying and stressing damaged hair out by washing as infrequently as you can manage, or when your locks start to look and feel greasy.

 

Get to know your hair type so you can properly care for it the best you can…and even possibly skip out on the shampoo hassle every once and awhile! For all your hair care needs, contact Caralyn’s, your hair experts.





Skin Fit for the Future


 

 

 

Welcoming the future of skin care rejuvenation at Caralyn’s! Our newest product line is the G.M Collin skin care regime known for its advanced mixing of technology and nature. G.M Collin originated in France and moved its way to a Montreal-based company. This amazing product line has a wide range of capabilities from anti-aging products to proper skin protection for every type of skin.

 

“G.M. Collin products are derived from natural plant and marine extracts and are technologically developed to achieve visible results. While our laboratory uses the highest scientific standards, our philosophy of respect for the environment mandates that our products are not tested on animals. This balanced commitment to good science is the cornerstone of all our product development. While our ultimate goal is to offer the best skin care products on the market today, the true spirit of G.M. Collin is to help women and men look great while feeling good about how they achieved the results.”

 

To get your skin care regime started with G.M Collin product’s, visit Caralyn’s, your hair care and beauty product 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


 

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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.





New Year’s Eve Hairstyles


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You’ve got your outfit, party plans and the special person you plan to ring the new year in with, but are still unsure about what to do with your hair…well, fear not! New year’s eve may be only days away but we’re here to help.

For a great memorable look to get the new year off to a bright start consider trying one of these great styles:

All-Over Curl

Springy spirals are flirty, fun and perfect for the NYE party scene.

Mini Zig Zag Part

Make your favourite childhood hair trend feel totally 2017 by creating an angled part just in your bangs.

Knotted Braid

To dupe this twisted look, make one massive braid starting three inches above your ear, sweeping it around the back into a knotted bun. Then, pull out the layers in your braid for next level texture.”

Regardless of the style you choose make sure that you surround yourself with people you love and will help you create the brightest 2017 possible!





How to Make Your Hair Look Younger


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We as a people are obsessed with aging..more so, how to reverse its affects in order to look and feel as young as possible. Firstly, it’s important to embrace aging as it means that you have life and have been living it. Secondly, looking your best is something that everyone wants (or should) to achieve, however most people aren’t going about doing it in the most effective way.

Your input will determine your output; good health practices which include eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables and regular exercising will help to keep your body looking it’s best..but, what about your hair? Keeping your hair looking youthful is important too! Here are a few tips to make your hair look as youthful as you feel:

What makes a good modern, youthful hair cut?
‘One that doesn’t require lots of madame-y blow-drying,’ says Concalves. As one of the best stylists in the world, he tends to rough-dry as he goes along. Never blow-dry from wet. That’s bad for hair health. ‘Focus on the areas you want to define, rather than on creating an entire head of big hair. If you have a fringe, start there and see where you need to go next. Use your fingers to tweak hair at strategic points that flatter your face and only go for volume where it’s sustainable.’ A great cut takes note of your dress and your personality.

How long is long enough – time wise – to spend on your hair?
‘There’s long-term maintenance,’ says trichologist Annabel Kingsley, ‘and the daily kind’. Depending on thickness and length, you should be able to style your hair in as little as 10-15 minutes, including drying. Tonging takes longer, but fashionable tousled waves can be easily achieved on all but very long tresses, by wrapping your hair round your fingers or a narrow spiral brush, as you dry.”

For the best in modern and youthful hair designs make sure to visit Caralyn’s, your Ottawa hair design specialist!





Top Styles for Grey Haired Gentlemen


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Everyone’s hair is different; some have thicker more fuller locks, while others may have hair which is a bit thinner. In either case it’s more so about how you take care of the hair you have (meaning consulting with your Ottawa hair design professional and determining the best way to keep it as healthy as possible).

Grey hair is another category of which people’s follicles are placed into, but it doesn’t have to be a symbol of advanced age as it once was. Grey hair can occur at any age and should be embraced and carried proudly. I’m sure there are some that may disagree with that, but just know that grey is here to stay! But like any other hair type, proper styling will help to achieve a desired look. Here are some great hairstyles for the grey haired gentleman who wants to look his best:

The Classic Side Part

A classic chop, regardless of whether your hair is dark as night or white as new-fallen snow, the side-part can work for any guy, regardless of age.

The Short Chop

Just because you’re older, doesn’t mean you can’t have a little fun — especially if your locks are thinning. In fact, for guys whose once-thick hair has now started to scatter, adding a touch of playful choppy texture to a shorter cut can actually make a mane look fuller.

The Messy Sweep

Some guys like to embrace the dad vibes that grey hair inherently gives off. Others, well, they’d rather not. If you fall into the latter camp, then a head full of messed-up locks might be for you. The key here? Once again, texture. But this time, also length and a light styling cream. Taken all together, you’ll get a mop that’s both roguish and dignified, just like the man growing it.’

Regardless of the style you decide upon, always love your locks and choose a design that serves to enhance your own unique and personal style.