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Summer Is Coming... Is Your Hair Ready???

Posted on April 12, 2017 by Kalin Spooner | 0 comments

The summer months are fast approaching and the weather is heating up and can do a number on your hair. These simple tricks can help to protect your hair in the upcoming season. 

Get a Trim

I recommend getting a trim before the summer months to minimize split ends and breakage. There is no miracle serum that will truly permanently repair split ends. Only a haircut can do that. When you get regular trims, you control how much hair is taken off. That paired with the next step, helps to ensure length retention. Then you will see growth.

 

Deep Condition

I recommend doing deep conditioning treatments 2x a month during the summer. With all the activities that are likely to happen: laying on a beach, travelling, swimming, or just being outside in the beaming sun, one thing is sure to happen, DRY HAIR! Deep conditioning treatments restore the moisture lost in extreme heat. For even deeper penetration, sit under a dryer for 15-20 mins. Deep conditioning also helps to minimize frizz. When your hair is hydrated, it is less likely to be unruly.

Remember, dry hair = FRIZZY hair

 

Wear a Protective Style

Whether you choose to wear braids, wigs, or my personal style of choice, a weave, Protective styling is a must. Low manipulation styles allow your hair to rest and recover. Plus, there are so many cute styles to choose from. If you are an avid weave wearer like myself, then you know hair is an accessory and you probably have multiple sets of hair to choose from. I suggest choosing a wavy/loose curl texture that will be a "get up and go" type of style. They don't require as much work as a tight curly texture (loads of product) or super sleek and straight (excessive heat styling). Just be sure to choose a texture that works well for your hair and lifestyle. 

If you're changing your bundles, one great storage option is Renown's ExtensionSAVER Storage Bag. You can store up to 4 bundles per hanger and protect the hair in the front zip bag. It stores flat and blocks dirt and debris, so your bundles are ready for your next install.

 

See A Skilled Stylist

Take the time to research a LICENSED professional that puts hair care first. Ask friends and family, use social media, read reviews, call around. If you are seeing a stylist for the first time, book a consultation. If you don't feel confident by the end of the consultation, then they aren't the stylist for you. Be honest, take photos of what you want. Both of you should have a clear picture as to what's attainable for your hair and how long it will take. Make sure they are EXPERIENCED in the service you are requesting. Just because they may be skilled at one thing, they may not be in another area. That's perfectly ok, but they should tell you so and/or refer you to someone that can service your needs.

If you are in the market for a new stylist, I am always accepting new clients. You can click here to book your next appointment with me. Be sure to read my reviews.

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Get The Look: Nicki Minaj Sleek and Sultry

Posted on April 07, 2017 by Kalin Spooner | 0 comments

Nicki is definitely daring when it comes to her hair. I have to say, my favorite look on her is long sleek black hair. It just screams classic and effortless! If you want to look perfectly polished too, just follow these simple tips. 

 

 

What You Need

1. Hair Extensions!

2. Flat Iron

3. Thermal Spray/Finishing spray

4. Comb/Brush/Clips

Keep in mind....

Hair extensions are vital to achieve this look especially if you don't have naturally long hair or if you just want to protect your natural hair from heat damage. If you aren't sure where to buy quality hair, be sure to check out Renown Premium Hair! Bundle deals start at $150

 

 

What to do

1. Start with clean hair, whether your hair is weaved or if you opt for clip-ins, clean hair is necessary. I recommend 18/20/22" bundles in either straight or bodywave.

2. Detangle your hair with your comb and/or brush starting at the ends.

3. Prep your hair with the thermal spray before you begin to flat iron. My personal favorite is Care4Me Thermal Protectant Spray. Its lightweight and has a soft hold to lock in your style. Be sure not to have your iron turned to the highest heat setting. When the iron is too hot, heat damage will occur and will shorten the lifespan of your hair (extensions). As long as there isn't product buildup, no more than 375 degrees is really necessary.

4. Flat iron your hair in one inch sections until you get through your entire head. Use the clips to hold the hair you aren't working on out of your way.

5. Part your hair down the center and mist your hair with the finishing spray to eliminate any fly aways and minimize frizz. I recommend Weightless Shine Weather-Block Finishing Spray by Care4Me

6. Get dressed. Beat face. Flip hair!

 

** Remember to flat wrap your hair at night to preserve you style.

 

That's it! Its really that simple! If you aren't confident in your personal styling skills, you can always book an appointment at Salon RPH online24/7. Just click here. One of our licensed stylists would be happy to take care of you! Mention this blog and save $10 on your service.

 

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Wigs! The Best Accessory of Summer '17

Posted on April 06, 2017 by Kalin Spooner | 1 comment

 

We've all experienced a "bad hair day".  Now those are a thing of the past!  With the popularity of hair extensions, ladies ( and some gentlemen) can have whatever hair they want.  What's even better is now they can have flawless hair in the matter of minutes with wigs!  The options are limitless!  From color to length, to texture, you can literally create your new look whenever you want.  I have personally handpicked a few styles that are sure to have you looking your absolute best this spring/summer...

 

The Pixie

With the warm months quickly approaching, short hair is always a go-to.  Whether you want to be short and sassy or fierce and fabulous, a short haircut simply makes a statement. Here are a couple wigs that are great options for anyone!

 

The Bob/Lob

A Bob/Lob is a great option if you want a sexy, sophisticated look. It's not too short and not too long at the same time. Depending how you style it, you can take your look from day to night with a couple small adjustments. There are so many looks that fall under this category. You can wear it straight and blunt or wavy and layered for that effortless, "I woke up like this" look. These  are some of my favorite looks.

 

 Long and Curly

 Who doesn't love a head full of curls?! I know I do!! Sometimes I feel like the love child of Diana Ross and Chaka Khan lol. But enough about me, although curly hair is a bit more maintenance than straight or wavy hair, it is completely worth it in my opinion.  I mean... I'll just let the photos do all the talking...

 

 

The Wildcard

I call these looks the wildcard because they may not necessarily be what you would wear on your normal day to day. If you want to try a completely different look from what you're used to, this is the best way to do it! Commitment free... 

 

 

Now the best part... you can get any of the wigs shown above simply by clicking on the photo you like. It will take you directly to the order page. Custom coloring is also available from our licensed stylists.

Keep in mind when wearing a wig, It's not always going to be ready to wear and look absolutely fabulous. I can promise you will need to do some tweaking to it to customize it to your face and personal style. All of our wigs are 100% virgin hair and can be styled and colored to your liking. (If electing to color, I recommend consulting your licensed stylist for best results.) Whatever look you decide on, be sure to wear it with confidence!

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Keep Your Curls Happy

Posted on January 16, 2016 by Kalin Spooner | 0 comments

As a licensed cosmetologist and lead stylist at Salon RPH, hands down, the number 1 question I am asked is "How do I keep my curly weave looking good?" There is so much mis-information floating around the net that I decided to address it in our blog. Here are a few tips and instructions to keep your Renown curls popping and traffic-stopping.

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