Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Hair favs


 Currently in love with all of these hairstyles!!! Which one is your fav?

Let is Shine

Everyone wants hair that looks shiny and healthy. 
Shine gloss or glaze treatments can give your hair extra shine while protecting your hair.

What to ask for: It's important to explain your end goal. Are you looking to go darker? 
Add a hint of red? Simply enhance your tone?  The more you communicate to your stylist, 
the better your gloss will turn out.  If you’re simply seeking extra glimmer (without an 
adjustment to the tone), opt for a clear gloss.

If you don't normally color your hair, consider a color glaze treatment, which will give your hair more
shine and boost your natural color. Expect it to last a couple of weeks, depending on how often you
shampoo. If you have colored hair, a gloss treatment adds shine and protects your color.

Plaits and braids


Plaits and braids are in - and there's so many ways to wear them. 
Forget pigtails, plaits just got super sophisticated.

We saw them everywhere for AW2012, from neatly rolled pleats at Fendi to tightly woven braids at
Pucci to romantic chignons at Marc Jacobs - the catwalk made it clear - plaits are where it's at.

At last - a runway inspired hairstyle we've had years of practice with!

From halo braids, to french plaits to plaited buns, twisted tresses and fishtails, we've rounded up the
top hair styles with braids and plaits.

It's time to get inspired, and start braiding that barnet.

Friday, August 24, 2012


For the last year, it seems like every starlet in Hollywood has rocked the ombré hair.  
Drew Barrymore's and Rachel Bilson's tousled waves and two-toned locks practically have their 
own fan page!

Ombré offers a wonderful color technique for individuals who desire a softer, low maintenance color. 
The best part about ombré is that is works on all complexions.  Women with light skin tones have
more room to play with, as you can go for a more copper color. For medium skin tones, we
recommend a more neutral to ash ombré, giving contrast to your ends and making your eyes pop. 

Darker skin should choose cooler ombré as well.
Be sure to ask about the right products to use in order to keep your color looking great.  We
recommend the Color Save Shampoo and Conditioner by Arrojo.
Call Mark Christopher Salon today to book your complementary color consultation.  If you’re just
looking for some inspiration, check out our online website where you can find a link to the Mark
Christopher Salon blog.  We post our favorite fashion photos, hairstyles and even offer step by step
hair tutorials!
Look for this and more in the next issue of Triangle Style!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Pro clues it's time to redo your 'do

Your hair has no volume.

The top is flat, the sides are bulky, and it no longer frames your features. "If your hair just sits there,
even after you've blown it dry, set it, or curled it, at the very least get a trim," says Mark Garrison of
the eponymous New York City salon.

Your high school friends assure you that "you haven't changed a bit!" 
Guess what? It's probably time to do just that, says Sam Brocato of the hair care company Brocato
America. Start getting inspired by collecting images of cuts you'd consider. Revisit them weekly until
you can picture living with one of them. Next, schedule an appointment.

Your highlights are more noticeable than your base color.
"This is an indication that your highlights have become too heavy," says Garrison. The fix? Consider
a single process to cover the streaks and lay off new highlights for at least three months. (Don't worry,
some of the lighter bits will naturally show through, giving you a subtler, sun-kissed effect.)

You're not receiving compliments on your hair anymore.
One simple tweak sure to garner attention is to set your strands in hot rollers, suggests Federico Calce
of Federico Salon in New York City. "Of all the heat-styling tools, they produce the softest, sexiest

Your hair and skin tone match.
If your tress and skin tones have become too close, you could benefit from lowlights, says Garrison.
Add deeper, warmer streaks using peroxide and ammonia-free color to give your look loads of
dimension without damaging your hair.

Industrial by Arrojo

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Model off Duty

Getting the I-just-rolled-out-of-bed-style to look both effortless and perfectly disheveled can be a
challenge.  It turns out that our mutual love for Model Off-Duty hair is not only reasonably 
attainable, it can happen overnight!

 Ever ask yourself how models get the perfectly tousled bed-head look while never looking
over-styled or like they've tried too hard? Read these quick and easy steps and it might save you a
little extra time in the morning! 

1. If you're a nighttime shower girl, you're in luck! Before bed, shower and shampoo as usual.
Condition just the ends of your hair in the shower and comb out with a wide-tooth comb
Ring out hair as much as possible in the shower.

2. Towel dry hair and make sure that most of the excess moisture is out.

3. Go to sleep with hair slightly damp and leave hair loose and down. There is no need to pin
 your hair up. If you'd rather not sleep on damp hair you can throw it up into a loose bun 
for a similar effect.

4. When you wake up you'll notice that sleeping on your hair has allowed the hair to explore its
natural waves. Run your fingers through your hair to shape. Do not use a brush or a comb.

5. Add a little bit of volume at the root, and make sure your look is fresh by using a dry shampoo.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Hair Coloring FAQs

Damaged hair is no fun, especially when you have annoying grays growing in and want to add some
color. But with the right care, you can still achieve beautiful tresses while preventing further damage
to them.

 Get a trim to remove split ends before applying color.
Trimming off the ends will help keep your hair healthier.

Hair mask:
 Apply a deep conditioning hair mask immediately before coloring. After letting it sit on your
 hair for the specified time, rinse it off and then apply the color right away.

Gentle color:
 Use a demi-permanent color application on your hair because it will be less damaging.
Once the damaged hair has grown out, you can move to a permanent application.

 Use an extra-hydrating conditioner regularly and deep conditioning treatments once a week to
restore damaged hair. Plus, a leave-in conditioner can give an extra moisture boost in hot weather or
for preventing further damage when styling.

 Try alternating weekly deep conditioning treatments with a protein treatment. Protein fills cracks in
the hair cuticle to make it smooth, which makes the hair stronger and shinier. But be careful not to
apply protein treatments more than once every 1 to 2 weeks, since it can make your hair feel brittle.

Color safe products:
 Always wash your hair with a shampoo and conditioner designed for color-treated hair. Color safe
products are gentle on hair and don’t strip out moisture like normal shampoos.

Don’t lighten:
 Avoid lightening hair by over one or two shades because lightening involves processes that cause
more damage to the cuticle.

Roots only:
 When possible, do a roots-only application rather than an allover application. Applying more color to
the previously colored sections will cause more damage to them.

Sun protection:
 Protect damaged hair from the sun’s UV rays, which can break the cuticle and cause more damage.
Before you go outside, apply a UV protective hairspray or wear a hat to cover your hair.

Avoid heat:
 After applying color to damaged hair, avoid using heated styling tools. The heat causes the cuticle to
break further and increases damage.

Wait to color:
 If you hair is extremely damaged, it’s best not to apply any color to it. Instead, wait for the damaged
section to grow out until you can color healthy hair.

Via: HFW

Saturday, August 18, 2012

7 Easy Hair Makeovers

If you want to update your hairstyle, but fear a major style commitment
(like bangs or a new color), a subtle change can do wonders to freshen up your look.

Here are seven small makeovers that can pack a punch, style-wise:

Try a new part:
 If you normally part your hair in the middle, changing to a side part will create a slight asymmetry
that looks new and alluring. And changing from a side part to the middle can give your new style a
clean, crisp feel (it also slims down your face!).

Play it up:
Instead of always wearing your hair down, play around with new updo styles. This can range
from sophisticated chignons to a messy bun. Pulling up your hair can also accentuate the elegance of your jawline and neck. Plus, it can display the darker, under layers of your hair that
were previously hidden.

A new side:
A trendy side ponytail can be a fun way to change up your look. First, make a deep side part and pull
your hair to one side of your head, then secure it near the nape of your neck. Curl the ends and sweep
them over your shoulder for some flair.

Leave it down:
 If you’re someone who always pulls up your hair, leave it down for a change. Let your hair air-dry
into its natural texture. Soft waves around your face tend to be flattering.

Go straight:
Straight hair can be a great way to frame and accentuate your features. Apply a light leave-in
conditioner and then blow dry your hair, angling the nozzle down your cuticle.
 The use a flat iron tostraighten your hair in 2-inch sections.
Finish off with some smoothing cream to keep your locks sleek.

Add some glow:
 Use a golden color enhancing gloss treatment to make your hair color bright and sleek. It will give
your hair a summery, sun-kissed look without changing the color.

Lighten up:
 One easy summer change is to go just slightly lighter with your hair color. Lightening more than 2
shades can be a difficult and potentially damaging process for your locks, but if you go up by ½ a
shade it’s much easier and less harsh. This is a great way to subtly lighten your look without
overdoing it.

Via: HFW

Friday, August 17, 2012

How To Prevent Fading Hair Color

You've just reached your dream shade – but how do you hold onto the fresh, “just-left-the-salon” look? Luckily it isn’t too hard to keep your color, but you do need to pay attention to how you’re treating your hair.  

Use color safe shampoo.
Regular shampoo can strip color out of your hair, so it’s important to use one that’s very gentle and
formulated for color-treated hair. You can also look for a color-enhancing shampoo that deposits
temporary color in your hair with each wash.

Always condition.
 Especially after exposure to water, it’s important to restore moisture to your hair to keep its color
fresh. You can cut down on shampooing to reduce stripping out color but make sure you condition
your hair regularly.

Reduce heat exposure.
 When you overheat your hair with blow-dryers and styling tools, the cuticles can become damaged
and break. Openings in the shaft allow color molecules to leave the hair, which causes fading color.
Make sure you use a heat-protecting spray and hold the blow-dryer as far from your hair as possible.

Limit sun exposure.
The sun fades hair color just like it fades clothing or curtains. Keeping your hair covered when you’re
outside will help save the color. You can also use a leave-in conditioner with UV protection or a
special sun-protecting hair spray.


Glaze treatment. Coloring your hair can open up the cuticles and lead to damage. Damaged hair loses its color faster. A glaze will coat the strands and lock in color, and some even deposit temporary color to give your hair a boost.

Brunettes: Brown shades tend to last longer because of qualities in the pigment. However, you can
keep them vibrant by using a lightweight hair glaze after every other shampoo.

Redheads: Red molecules are the first pigment your hair releases when you wash it, according to
WebMD. So if you’ve used a red shade in your hair, wash your hair every other day instead of every
day, and use a very gentle shampoo and conditioner.

Blondes: If you’ve lightened your hair, it’s important to use a gentle shampoo for color-treated hair
and deep conditioner to restore moisture and prevent breakage.

Via: HFW

Thursday, August 16, 2012


 It's the most wonderful time of the year: covers for the September 2012 issues are starting to trickle
in, and the images on them are as captivating as expected.

As reported previously, Victoria Beckham is featured on the cover of Glamour, on which she wears
little other than a tiara and the frothy bubbles from a bath. Katy Perry, clad in a pink Bottega Veneta
dress and purple hair, is on the cover of Elle. Karlie Kloss has two September covers to her name this
year: she's on the front of both Vogue UK (in printed pieces from Jonathan Saunders) and Vogue
Japan (in one of the last garments Stefano Pilati designed for Yves Saint Laurent). Vanity Fair used
a paparazzi photo of Kate Middleton, who it recently named to its International Best Dressed List, on
its September style issue. Via: Fashionologie

Which cover is your favorite so far?