How to Care for your Tape-In Extensions

Level SalonSpa Cutting Specialist and Expert extensionist shares with us these tips to care for your tape in extensions. 

1. To sleep, wear your hair low and loose. Do not wear your hair up or in a tight bun for sleeping. 

2. For longevity, keep conditioner and deep conditioning masques off the bonds. Use only on the ends of the hair.

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3. Always blow dry the bonds after getting your hair wet to avoid any slipping. 

 

 

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4. To avoid any dreading or twisting, do not over extend time between appointments.

5. Blow dry gently as to not pull too hard on the bonds. 

 

Losing more than sleep with your new baby?

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How I lost one third of my hair...

and didn't freak out.

Losing one third of your hair sounds alarming, right?

Aveda Master Artist, Callie, shares her truth as a mom and hairstylist. 
Well, if you’re a new mommy, then losing excessive amounts of hair is actually quite normal after giving birth.  Many women suffer from postpartum hair loss, known as telogen effluvium. 

Telogen Effluvium is caused by a sudden drop in estrogen, which causes hormonal distress. This leads to a high amount of hair loss. The hair loss is typically concentrated around the hairline & will tend to start growing back within 6 months of initial loss. 

So, new Mommas, there’s no need to worry all of your luscious locks will be back shortly. In the mean time, cute headbands, hats & a little side bang are great ways to blend all the new growth that you’ll begin to see. 

To help the growth process even more, ask your hairstylist for a personalized recommendation to promote hair growth. We love Aveda Invati Advanced Shampoo, Conditioner and Revitalizer. 

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Don't stress, momma!

The most common hairloss is around the hairline. 

10 Minute Style

Advanced Cutting Specialist, Rachel at Level SalonSpa gives her tips on how to create a quick fun everyday look for your hair. "I get a lot of questions behind the chair on how to style or wear your natural wave pattern. I myself used to be someone who would blow dry and straighten my hair daily but ever since moving to Florida in 2009 I have learned that the humidity does not get along with my wavy hair being straight." If you are someone too that has some wave or curl to your hair but when air dried it looks frizzy or untamed, you can learn a way to quickly style it and maybe grow to love it!

  1. you need to find products that are right for your hair. Rachel recommends talking to your stylist to find the right products needed that help with frizz and that won’t weigh your hair down.
    1. gentle with your hair when wet and try not touching it while it dries.
    2. after it is dry section your hair horizontally like a top knot. Get an iron or curler that is the right size for your length of hair and set it to a lower temperature.
    3. pick up random pieces that just don’t curl right or that are to frizzy and twist them away from your face with the iron. Take little pieces, nothing to big and work slow. Now you are not going to twist every piece of hair only just a few.
    4. Drop the top section down when finished and repeat. Rachel says she tends to find the most frizz on the top of the head so remember to work slow. As you twist it smooths out your hair.
    5. Finally, just finish with lightly brushing hair with a natural boars bristle brush and set with moisture spray like Aveda dry thermal conditioner or a light hold hair spray and TAH-DAH a more structured messy wave!! This usually takes no longer then five to ten minutes which is a life saver in the mornings!

Holiday Hair in 8 Easy Steps

The holidays are a busy time! Don't let your own hair go by the wayside. Here is a quick, yet festive ponytail style that will help you spread the cheer. 

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Pick a side and tie a pony. 

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Cover up the elastic with a small piece of hair, wrapping it around the ponytail and securing with a bobby pin. 

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Put a rubberband a few inches down. Pull the hair outward to make it fuller. 

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Repeat

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5. 

And repeat again

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6. 

Check out your cheerful pony!

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7. 

Decorate with your favorite Holiday accessories.

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8. 

Spray with Air Control for a light hold. 

Do Blondes Really Have More Fun?

Aveda Colorist, Caitlin, at Level Salon Spa reveals the newest trends in brunette hair color. Make your brown shine and pop like never before. 

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Hot Chocolate

A rich, warm chocolate is perfect to warm you up for the holidays. Depending on your preference, you can either go with a golden or a darker toned chocolate. Changing the tonality of your hair is an easy way to make a change without fully committing to a new color.  

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Ginger is the Spice of Life

Reds are such a beautiful way to spice up your look. Whether you opt for a soft, subtle auburn or a bold cranberry red, you’ll be sure to turn some heads. There are so many different types of red, so make sure to show your stylist exactly what you like! 

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Sugar Plum Fairy

 

If you’re going for something fun, look no further than violet red. This is a great option because it incorporates the fun-factor of purple tones while staying wearable and work-appropriate. There are lots of options here, depending on how red or violet you want to be!  

 

3 ways to transition from Summer to Fall Blonde

Aveda Colorist, Kelsey of Level Salon Spa, shares her transitional methods of taking her favorite blondes into the fall.

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Lowlight

A lowlight is a simple, subtle way to break up any solidness you may be feeling from excessive highlights to maintain that beachy summer blonde. Lowlights are an easy way to transition to a darker blonde, without losing all your brightness. It’s also an easier way to bounce back to your bright summer look.

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Root Shade

Root shading is taking your root color and pulling it down throughout your blonde. This will seamlessly blend your bright blonde pieces, and your darker root for a more natural looking grow out. The longevity of a root shade is what makes it worth it. This purposely grown out look will last you from Thanksgiving to New Years!

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Toner

Trying a tonal change can revamp your summer blonde without any commitment. If you’re not ready to commit to a darker look, this quick process will change you from bright icy, to a warm golden. Toning generally lasts six to eight weeks. This makes it a lot easier for you to jump back into your icy look when summer rolls back around.