Hot Aveda Products!

What is your stylist’s favorite product right now?

What is your favorite Aveda product right now?

What is your favorite Aveda product right now?

We all have favorite products. Some stand the test of time, while others are seasonal trends. Here’s what’s hot at Rick Mosley Hair this summer.

 

Bree Moore – Aveda Air Control Hair Spray

Another product that not only adds a finishing touch, but also can add grip. Bree even uses Air Control as a dry shampoo to prep her hair before styling. When used as a hair spray, it goes on dry and doesn’t leave your hair crunchy. Plus, like many other great Aveda products, Bree loves how it smells!

 

Tony Sadiq – Aveda Men Pure-Formance Grooming Clay

Always at the top of Tony’s favorite products, Grooming Clay works well with fine hair, is not greasy and leaves a matte finish. No matter whether you are going for a sleek or messy look, Tony says Clay can help!

 

Abbey Longstreet – Aveda’s Dry Shampoo

Also a newer product, Abbey is stuck on Aveda’s newest Dry Shampoo. It smells good while applying but doesn’t leave your hair with an overwhelming smell all day. The product gives some grip and has a cool applicator. Plus, it helps you go longer between washings, which prolongs the life of your color.

 

What’s your favorite Aveda product and why? Let us know today!

Aveda’s New Shampure Dry Shampoo is Impressing Customers With Both Fine and Course Hair

Are you tired of washing your hair daily?  Does your hair quickly show oil?  Have you tried (and given up on) other dry shampoo options? 

Aveda's new dry shampoo is getting rave reviews by Rick Mosley Hair customers!

Aveda’s new dry shampoo is getting rave reviews by Rick Mosley Hair customers!

Improve your hair’s overall health while instantly reviving your look and senses with Aveda’s new dry shampoo.  Change up your routine by only washing your locks every two to three days, and using this great new product on the days in between.  It will not only save you time, but your hair will be healthier!

Shampure Dry Shampoo’s non-aerosol powder mist absorbs excess oil between washings.  You’ll also love how it smells and that it is 99.8% naturally derived (from plants, non-petroleum minerals or water.)  And, it contains no talc or aerosol!  The product adds texture, goes on clean and doesn’t leave a residue.

To use, tip the bottle upside down. Return upright and turn the cap to expose the nozzle.  Lightly squeeze bottle to puff powder toward your roots.  Squeeze lightly until you see how much comes out with each puff, and then tip the bottle as needed to increase powder flow.  Massage the dry shampoo into your scalp and restyle as desired.

Tips for Use

  • Hold the base of the cap firmly in place with one hand and turn the top to expose the nozzle.
  • Make sure to close the cap when you’re finished to avoid spills.
  • Remember, a little goes a long ways.

Help extend a great blow dry, revive hair after a workout, refresh hair while traveling, or transform hair before a night out with Aveda’s new Shampure Dry Shampoo.  Stop by Rick Mosley Hair today to pick up a bottle.

Does Your Hair Need More Slip or More Grip?

The Rick Mosley Team reveals product secrets shared at a recent training event

BeaWatsonA few weeks ago, about half of the Rick Mosley Hair team attended an event and class led by Bea Watson, Aveda’s Global Hair Style Educator in London.  Bea was in Des Moines to spend a day sharing the latest styling and product tips, and a second day giving hands on experience to a group of select local stylists.

Our team enjoyed the experience and came away with quite a few of the hottest styling tips.  While none of the below product uses are “official,” we wanted to share these secrets with you so you can try them at home!

  1. Aveda’s Be Curly Curl Enhancer – This great product has a polymer in it that remembers your curls.  This means it not only helps with your current style, it helps maintain your perfect curly look the next few times you style your hair.
  2. Aveda Men’s Pure-Formance Firm Hold Gel – Women have secretly been using this men’s product to add more volume and grip to their hair.  While other products provide every day volume, this one is great to use on roots for special occasions and all-day hold.  We’ve tried it several times on salon customers recently with great results!
  3. Aveda’s Shampure Dry Shampoo – Yes, it is true!  Aveda just released a new dry shampoo.  This new product is going to be a game-changer for customers who want to make flat, greasy and even sweaty hair look presentable in a flash.  Watch our blog for a product review in the next few weeks.

At Rick Mosley Hair, we’re committed to keeping up on the latest trends and techniques, and this includes investing in our team by hosting and participating in training and classes all year round.  Stop by today to ask your stylist about what he/she has learned recently!

 

 

Transform Your Hair Texture with a Brazilian Blowout

Ask your RMH stylist about our newest professional smoothing treatment

These before and after photos show how well the Brazilian Blowout process works!

These before and after photos show how well the Brazilian Blowout process works!

Tired of your wavy or frizzy hair?  Brazilian Blowout is the only smoothing treatment that creates healthier-looking wash-and-wear hair, every day, for even the most challenging hair types.

Our new Brazilian Blowout product is customizable to produce your desired results. For example, it makes straight or wavy hair sleek and smooth, or curly hair more manageable – while preventing frizz for all hair textures.  Our stylists at Rick Mosley Hair can help you determine how smooth, sleek, wavy or curly you want the results.

While the process takes a few hours, it produces long-lasting results – up to 12 weeks.  And, it is a cumulative treatment so the more you have it done, the better it works, the healthier it makes your hair, and the longer it lasts.  You can even have this done the same day as you have your hair colored.  In fact, it actually works best on color-treated or highlighted hair, improving its health by conditioning while sealing cuticles to lock in color and add shine.

This treatment is a good alternative for clients who have previously used Keratin.  It provides much more flexibility afterwards, as you can immediately put your hair-up, wash it, etc.  (With Keratin, you had to avoid these things for three full days to prevent creases.)  Following a Brazilian Blowout, you can wash, blow-dry, heat style, and put up your hair right away.  It can even reduce your styling time.

Call or stop in the salon today to learn more about this smoothing treatment that is preferred by experts, supermodels, A-list celebrities and others who walk the red carpet.  Clients have told us it’s like getting a blow out and having it last for three months!

Love Your Hair Again with Aveda Thickening Tonic

If you have “thick-challenged” hair, you will LOVE this new product

Try Aveda's newest product - Thickening Tonic

Try Aveda’s newest product – Thickening Tonic

While Aveda is constantly researching, creating and releasing new products, its latest styling spray – Thickening Tonic – has quickly become the most poplar new product in years.  Many clients got a preview in the salon before the product was even available and were immediately hooked.  Ever since Thickening Tonic has been released, it has been flying off of our shelves at Rick Mosley Hair.  Here’s why…

Aveda’s new Thickening Topic Styling Spray is proven to thicken thin, fine and limp hair with just one use.  Like a tree that adds rings, Thickening Tonic bonds to your hair, adding a layer that instantly expands each strand of your hair from the roots all the way to the ends.  And, just like all Aveda products, it is naturally derived from plants and smells oh-so-good!

To use this revolutionary product, spray it on generously – from roots to ends – after towel-drying your hair.  Be sure it is the first product you put on your hair to allow it to bond with your strands.  After spraying, just comb through your entire head to distribute the product evenly.  Next blow-dry your hair with a round brush, using a nozzle to direct the air down each section.  Then, brush your dry hair to create your own personal style.

Combine with Aveda’s Volumizing Tonic and Dry Remedy Daily Moisturizing Oil after washing your hair and it’s a one, two, three punch for beautiful luxurious tresses.  It works so well, you won’t have to hold your curling iron or other heated styling tools to your hair as long as usual either.

You’ll love the results.  This product adds volume, plumpness and fullness and makes hair more lively and healthy looking.  With that said, it does not cause hair to go flat or feel stiff, oily or sticky.  You can even feel an amazing and soft texture difference throughout your hair after using it.

Stop by Rick Mosley Hair today to see for yourself how Aveda Thickening Tonic adds fullness, sheen and manageability that lasts all day long, or ask for it to be used on your hair during your next appointment.  We promise that the only thing you’ll wish is that it was available in a larger bottle!

Book Your Holiday Blow Out Today

Rick Mosley Hair offers this wash and style service too!

Schedule a blow out today so your hair looks its best this holiday season.

Color by Abbey. Cut by Taylor. Photo by Ben Easter (www.beneasterphotography.com).

Blow out bars aren’t just in the big cities any more.  They are popping up across the Midwest as well.  So what exactly is a blow out and why is this trend so popular?

Many of our customers love the look of their hair after leaving the salon.  While you don’t want to get your hair cut or colored more than necessary, we can give you that “just out of the salon” look when you schedule a wash and style – aka a blow out.

Made popular in New York and Chicago for the volume that can be added to your hair when dried properly, this service is perfect for a day when you just want to look (and feel) extra special.  Consider scheduling this quick service – that starts at just $25 – when you’ve got a job interview, are going to a fancy holiday event, or even just for a night on the town – let us pamper you at Rick Mosley Hair!

Watch for details on our blow out bar menu in January!

Don’t Skimp When it Comes to Your Hairdryer

Not all hair appliances are created equal

There are many benefits of owning a Solano.

There are many benefits of owning a Solano.

You and your hair deserve the best.  The best stylist.  The best colorist.  The best products.  So why do you risk it all with a cheap hairdryer?

We see damaged hair on at least one new client each week.  Most often we find out they’ve been using the same $20 dryer for the past three years and it ends up burning their hair.

At Rick Mosley Hair, we recommend, sell and use Solano appliances that are designed and built in Italy.  They are quite dependable and some are lighter weight than a water bottle.  They add shine, improve moisture and reduce static, all while drying your hair quickly.  The key to a quality hairdryer is the motor.   When taken care of, Solano motors will perform for more than 1,000 continuous hours.

Hair products have come a long way in the past ten years.  Another thing to look for is ionic technology.  While cheaper dryers have an electric coil that heats the hair until the water evaporates, ion technology will positively charge the ions in the hair to make the water molecules break down before fully drying it.  This improves moisture and minimizes static electricity.  In fact, Solano is dedicated to providing the latest innovation in the industry including all of the latest technologies from ceramic and silver nanotechnology to tourmaline.

Hairdryers can cost anywhere from $15 to $500.  While we don’t recommend spending your life savings, but a $150 investment in a Solano now will pay off in the long run.  They even come with a two-year warranty and anything beyond the warranty only requires a $30 service fee to make it like new.  Solano even guarantees that repairs will be made and returned within two business days, and they cover the return shipping.  This keeps more Solano products in the hands of stylists and consumers, and out of landfills.

Is it your time for an upgrade?  If so, stop by Rick Mosley Hair today to try a Solano hairdryer.  We think you will immediately see why Solano products have been preferred by clients for 30 years.

 

 

Tired of your long locks but not ready for a pixie cut?

Try a long bob, also known as “the lob”

 

Is the hottest new look in hair right for you? The lob cut is easy to maintain but long enough for a pony tail.  Cut by Taylor.

Is the hottest new look in hair right for you? The lob cut is easy to maintain but long enough for a pony tail. (The cut in this photo was done by Taylor of Rick Mosley Hair.)

Looking for that perfect hair cut that is not to short and not too long? Join Mary-Kate Olsen, Jennifer Aniston, Jennifer Lawrence and the many other celebrities who have recently chopped their hair for that just-above-the shoulder look.

 

At Rick Mosley Hair, we’ve been giving many clients the lob – or long bob – look. From straight to wavy, this style looks good on all hair types and face shapes. Many lobs feature hair that is slightly shorter in the back than the front to give a slightly asymmetrical look. It gives hair great movement, and the best news is it continues to look stylish as it grows out. Many clients appreciate the long bob cut because they can still pull their hair back into a short pony tail.

 

Thinking of a new look for the New Year? Stop by and meet with one of our professional stylists to find out if a lob is right for you. You also are invited to visit our Lob board on Pinterest.

You Just Got Extensions, Now What?

Part Three in a series on what everyday women want to know about extensions

This photo, courtesy of Hairdreams, shows how extensions are a great option for customers who want to length.

This photo, courtesy of Hairdreams, shows how extensions are a great option for customers who want to length.

You can ignore the rumors that extensions require a lot of work.  Once you get home, you’ll be able to treat your hair similarly to how you have in the past, with a few exceptions:

  • You’ll need to use a sulfate-free shampoo;
  • You won’t want to use any products or a conditioner that contain dimethicone – check the label for ingredients that end in “cone”;
  • A special type of brush needs to be used on your hair while your extensions are in;
  • You’ll want to blow dry the bonds that attach your hair immediately after washing, but won’t need to wash your hair as frequently;
  • Be sure to keep other heat (curling or flat irons) directly off of the bonds; and
  • You’ll want to schedule quick (30 to 45 minute) hair cuts every four to six weeks to keep your hair looking good.

With these simple instructions, you’ll be set for the next four to five months.  After that, you’ll want to make an appointment to have them removed.

“Most of my clients comment that their extensions were easier to care for than they ever imagined,” explains Rick Mosley Hair stylist Jenna Reiter.  “Many of them just quickly blow-dry the bonds after showering and then let their remaining ends air dry to achieve a beachy wave look.  A flat or curling iron can be used on the dry ends to achieve a more finished style.  There are many ways to care for extensions, none of which need to add extra time or stress to you day.”

We hope you have enjoyed this series of articles that involved a deep dive into the topic of extensions.  If you have remaining questions, please call the salon at 515-279-4075 or request an appointment online.  You’re also welcome to ask questions about the process via our Facebook page, or by sending an e-mail to info@rickmosleyhair.com.  We can’t wait to hear from you and discuss your hair extension options!

Extensions – Quality Makes a BIG Difference!

Part Two in a series on what everyday women want to know about extensions

This photo, courtesy of Hairdreams, shows how extensions are a great option for customers who want to add up to 18 inches in length.

This photo, courtesy of Hairdreams, shows how extensions are a great option for customers who want to add up to 22 inches in length.

At Rick Mosley Hair, we pride ourselves on using the highest quality products available and the hair we use for extensions is no exception.  After much research and testing, we have selected Hairdreams as our preferred hair provider.

As you can imagine, there is a big difference between the hair we use in our professional salon and the hair available at your local drug store or some other salons.  The things you want to consider and look for include the health of the hair and the proportion of its tapering.

Hair Health

Healthy hair has shine, elasticity and bounce.  Much of this is due to the state of the cuticle layer – it should be intact and closed – and how the hair has been treated.

The hair we use has been minimally treated and is of the highest quality.  It can even be re-attached up to two times, which saves you the cost of purchasing new hair each time you add extensions.  It is available in about any color you could possibly want and once it is attached, it can be treated or styled just like any other human hair.

If you go with other lower cost options, be careful that the hair isn’t coated in silicone.  This gives it a great and shiny look at first, but can become a nightmare in a week or so once the silicone dissolves.  Tangling is a big issue for people who use low-quality extensions.

Proportion of Tapered Hair

When you look at your natural hair, it is tapered in a way so that only about 5 percent of your hair is the longest length.  When you choose Hairdreams hair for your extensions, you are able to add hair strands that are all the same length (not as tapered), which in the end requires less strands (cost!) and application time.

At Rick Mosley Hair, we exclusively use 100 percent human hair, which is collected from around the world in accordance with strict ethical guidelines.  It comes in two quality options – basic and special.  While we highly recommend using “special,” we are confident in the quality of the “basic” hair for clients who need a lower priced option.  We’d be more than happy to discuss these options when you come in for your consultation appointment.

One more thing we’d like to point out is that when attached properly, extensions shouldn’t cause you pain and they shouldn’t break your natural hair.  You hear about these horror stories when the bonds are attached directly on the scalp.  Our team is trained to place the bonds 1/8 of an inch out from the scalp to prevent any of these types of issues.

Check back next week to learn about the special daily care extensions require.