Redken Symposium 2013

We had a fantastic time adventuring out as a team together in Las Vegas at the Redken Symposium show. We learned new color formulations, color techniques on a new settle Ombre, color blocking, foil placements and top hits on styling. Here is a video recap of our trip:

5 Steps to Give Your Hair More Body

How To Get More Body In Your Flat Hair

 Add volume to flat hair with these smart styling tips from our Redmond Hairstylist Ashley  

As a stylist I get asked all the time “How can I have more body in my hair?” A simple solution is to back comb!

Follow the five simple steps I’ve listed below.

Step 1) Take a 2” section on top of your head a little more then half way back from your forehead; hold it straight up and hairspray at the roots.

Step 2) Using a fine tooth comb or small bristle brush start at the roots and push down.  Keep moving farther up until you reach mid way. The higher you go up the more backing combing and height you will get.  Be sure to pull your comb or brush out of your hair after each time you push down.

Step 3) Take a section behind the first one and repeat until you have back combed the crown of your head.  You can back comb on the sides as well to help give more body, it also helps with blending the top section.

Step 4) With your hands lay your hair back to the right position, then with your comb or brush begin lightly smoothing the top layer of your first section into the other sections.  Be sure you don’t take the back combing out by brushing too much.

Step 5) Finish with some hairspray to hold it in place. Now you have some amazing body in your hair!

About Ombré, From Ashley

Ombré Hair

My favorite hairstyle right now is the Ombré. It’s when your hair color starts out with the darkest shade on top and gradually gets lighter towards the ends. The great thing about the Ombré style is you can be as trendy as you want or tone it down to a very subtle glamorous look.  Many celebrities have an Ombré from Jessica Biel to Drew Barrymore.  My clients’ favorite part about this look is the low maintenance.  It requires touching up the roots every six to eight weeks.  For extra health and sheen I suggest adding a gloss to your touch up appointments. An Ombré is perfect for some one needs a low maintenance hair style and still wants to have the latest look. To glam up this color just add some loose BoHo waves with the appropriate sized curling iron for your length of hair.

You can learn more about Ashley on her hairstylist page!

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