Rick Mosley Hair Colorists Become Hair Artists

A New Line of Pulp Riot Colors Add a Pop of Fun to All Hair Types

Ever notice someone with a hint of blue or green in their hair?  Ever wonder what an accent color could do to your look?

This look features an all-over pink wash.

This look features an all-over pink wash.

At Rick Mosley Hair, we’re always staying on top of new trends and products, and one we’re most excited about is a new line of color from Pulp Riot.  For the past few months, we’ve been using these brighter and more vibrant colors on clients, both as accents and as all-over color.

These trendy fashion colors range from deep shades to pastels.  Even members of our Rick Mosley Hair team are trying them out.  For example, our receptionist Taylor just jumped on the bandwagon with an all-over pink color, while stylist Maria went with a green accent.

“This new line of color not only smells fantastic, we’re noticing it lasts much longer than previous products we’ve tried,” explains Rick Mosley Hair colorist Abbey Longstreet.  “Think of them as the colors you don’t find in nature.”

Or, go for a brighter spot color.

Or, go for a brighter spot color.

We’re seeing our Central Iowa clients becoming braver than ever when it comes to color trends.  Are you ready to take the leap?  We’re here to help.  Schedule an appointment today to discuss your best options with a professional at Rick Mosley Hair.

 

 

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!

Dusty Rhode Visits Rick Mosley Hair to Teach the Latest in Cutting

RMH is dedicated to continuing education for its team members

Dusty Rhode teaches a cutting class at Rick Mosley Hair

Dusty Rhode teaches a cutting class at Rick Mosley Hair

One of the most successful and influential hairdressers of our times, Dusty Rhode, visited Rick Mosley Hair last month to share cutting tips with our team.  We were thrilled to welcome this passionate professional to West Des Moines to spend one day teaching the latest in men’s haircut trends and another day focused on women’s styles.

Dusty has trained at the Vidal Sassoon and American Crew Academies and has worked behind the chair since graduating from the Aveda Institute in 1997.  He has written salon curriculum, helped develop new hair products and has been featured at national hair shows.  In fact, Tony appeared on stage with him at the 2013 Aveda Congress and was just asked to do so again at the Mid-America Show in October in Cincinnati.

The 2005 Men’s Stylist of the Year finalist now focuses on sharing his talent and passion to help grow other hair professionals.  During his men’s cutting class at Rick Mosley Hair, he focused on the basics of building hair shapes that work well with different face and head shapes.  Unlike a barber would do, Dusty shared with our team the importance of not cutting the hair too short or slimming the sides too much.  Instead, keep it disconnected and pompadour-like.

Stop in to Rick Mosley Hair today to discuss your hair options with one of our cutting specialists.  Our commitment to ongoing training and education is second-to-none, and you’ll notice it in the quality of hair cutting you receive from our salon professionals.

Click here to see our library of photos from our recent training event with Dusty.

2016 Hair Trend Report

Bold, Unconventional and Over-the-Top Hairstyles Will Hit the Runways

2016According to Behind the Chair, this season is all about celebrating individuality.  Stylists will be mixing textures, structures, shapes and eras to give each client his or her own personal look.

Bold cuts, such as cheekbone-length bobs, will take center stage, but wavy textures will make the look more modern.  Tapered sides with angles and long layers started to catch on over the past few months and we believe this trend will continue.  Longer hair will be pinned, braided and given that “wet hair” look.

Trendy pastel and gray coloring in 2015 will be set aside and more natural hair colors will prevail.  Platinum will continue to be hot through Spring and Summer, while the look will be a bit more natural and effortless than last season.  Some fashionistas also predict that glitter and gel will be used this year to revitalize roots between colorings – we’ll see if that trend hits Central Iowa.

Styles will be influenced by everything from Star Wars to London’s punk scene, and the color gold will take over in the New Year.  So whether your style is effortlessly chic or is inspired by the 90’s club scene, stop by Rick Mosley Hair today to discuss how our stylists can help you bring out your inner style.

Bring in photos or pin your favorite looks to your Instagram or Pinterest pages so you can show us a glimpse of what you’re going for.  We also carry a full line of Aveda hair products and make-up to help you complete your look.

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.

Rick Mosley Hair Wins Top Honors at Aveda Runway Event

The Rick Mosley Hair team took home top honors with the "Best Hair" award.  Photo courtesy of Christopher Maharry / Maharry Photography

Photo courtesy of Christopher Maharry / Maharry Photography

Our “Nature’s Rebellion” theme captured the judges’ hearts at the second-annual Catwalk for Water Show

 

Aveda and Rick Mosley Hair (RMH) have been committed to Earth Month and supporting clean water efforts for years.  This year was no different, except that we extended the effort into May!

On Sunday, May 3, RMH team members participated in Aveda Iowa Network’s second annual Trashion/Catwalk for Water Show, created to raise awareness of one of the most pressing environmental issues of our time – clean water.  The sold-out event raised nearly $25,000 for the Audubon Society, an organization working diligently to protect and preserve Iowa’s waterways.  Aveda salons from around Iowa shared their flare for art and fashion, as well as their commitment to fundraising.

We are proud of the RMH team for walking away with top honors in the “Best Hair” category of this green carpet event.  A special thanks to employees Kelsey Weier for being our model, Abbey Longstreet who styled her hair, Bree Moore who did her make-up, and Taylor Wheeler who provided moral support.  All of you went above and beyond, putting in extra hours to showcase your skills and creativity.

Our runway entry was themed, “Nature’s Rebellion – aka Jane Doe.”  To create our repurposed look, tree branches were wrapped in hair extensions and attached to a pair of headphones.  The outfit was constructed with old plaid shirts, lots of patches and a shotgun shell necklace.  Together, we created a look that celebrates beauty, fashion and Aveda’s mission to care for the world we live in.

Since 1999, Aveda has helped raise over $36 million for environmental causes, with more than $32 million going toward clean water projects at home and around the world.Be sure to congratulate your Rick Mosley Hair stylist the next time you are in the salon!

Be sure to congratulate your Rick Mosley Hair stylist the next time you are in the salon!

New Service Helps Keep Chemical Treatments from Hurting Hair

Ask your Rick Mosley Hair colorist about Olaplex today!

Ask your Rick Mosley Hair colorist about Olaplex today!New Service Helps Keep Chemical Treatments from Hurting Hair

Olaplex is a breakthrough new product that we’re going nuts for – and we know you will too!

At Rick Mosley Hair, our hair color specialists are always looking for the best new products and one just caught our attention in a big way!

RMH colorists have been trained that healthy hair is equally as important as beautiful color.  We don’t like seeing hair that has been severely damaged by hairdryers, straighteners, color or bleach.  We hate telling clients that going blonder will be too harsh on their hair.  The good news is, we think a new product called Olaplex will change all of this!

Color more often?  Have two processes – such as a perm and color treatment – done?  Go even lighter?  Now we can say yes to these requests without fearing breakage, due to this revolutionary new product.  In short, Olaplex is an additive that seeks out hidden damage and reinforces bonds by eliminating the bad reaction oxygen has with broken sulfite bonds in chemically treated hair, making them stronger, more flexible and more resistant to breakage.

Our colorists think Olaplex is the most exciting thing they have ever seen developed.  The ability to color hair without worrying about damage is revolutionary for clients and job changing for them.

From the Olaplex website:  “We started by finding two of the world’s leading PhD’s in materials and chemistry that had never worked on hair products before.  With this fresh outlook, this team invented a single ingredient chemistry, that is free of silicone or oils, that links broken bonds in the hair during and after chemical services, making them stronger than they were before.”

There are three ways to use the Olaplex system

Protective Treatment:  Done at the same time as color, highlights, balayage, or bleach services at our salon, Olaplex Bond Multiplier is added into your color or bleach formula. This will not impact the color result or grey coverage, however it may slightly increase processing time.  Olaplex Bond Perfector is applied after rinsing (and toning, if necessary).  It sets for 10 minutes before your hair is rinsed, shampooed and conditioned. Then, Olaplex Hair Perfector should be used at home once a week, to enhance and extend results between appointments.

Reparative Treatment:  Can be done independently, as a strengthening pre-treatment, or as a restorative post-treatment.  Olaplex Bond Multiplier is mixed in a solution and applied to dry hair, combed through, and allowed to set for 5 minutes.  Olaplex Bond Perfector is then applied directly over it, without rinsing, and set for 10 minutes, before being rinsed, shampooed, and conditioned.  Again, Olaplex Hair Perfector should be used at home once a week, to enhance and extend results between appointments.

Both:  To give damaged hair the most intense therapy, both of the above can be done.

Don’t just take it from us, Rick Mosley Hair client Lisa Copple recently told us, “I’m so thankful my colorist recommended this amazing new product.  My hair is amazingly soft after my color treatment and remains that way still.  Also, I found my color to be much brighter than ever before.”

Call our salon today to find out more about this bond multiplier that is dramatically revolutionizing corrective colors and blonding services by eliminating breakage and leaving hair feeling amazing.  We’re confident you’ll notice an immediate increase in the health, strength and softness of your hair.

 

Dream of Summer with Highlights Today

Lightening is quicker, easier and better on your hair than ever before

Photo courtesy of The Des Moines Register

Photo courtesy of The Des Moines Register

Are you stuck in a rut?  Do you highlight your hair every spring and then darken it every fall?  Are you worried about over processing your hair?  Try a honey blonde or spiced rum shade now for a lighter look year-round.

Our new state-of-the-art hair color products lift or lighten your color with out using bleach.  This means you can have your hair colored much more frequently because it is less damaging.

At Rick Mosley Hair, we always stay on top of hair and product trends, that’s how our new highlight system keeps colors vibrant – not ashy, gray or brassy – and doesn’t require bleaching your hair first.  And, the colors fade less quickly than your typical color treatments do.

If you’re tired of the same old bleach highlights or color that looks different a few weeks after your appointment, schedule a color consultation with a color specialist at Rick Mosley Hair today.  You’ll immediately see the benefits of having a personalized color specialist on your side!

 

Water Conditions Effect Your Hair

Increased Chlorine levels in Des Moines water may cause mineral buildup

How is your water supply impacting your hair?

How is your water supply impacting your hair?

Your nose isn’t the only part of you that has noticed the increased amount of chlorine recently added to the water supply by the Des Moines Water Works due to the recent runoff in melting snow.  Your hair also has noticed!

The extra minerals in your water supply can negatively impact your hair’s color and texture.  But don’t worry, Rick Mosley Hair experts are here to help.  If you are noticing a difference recently with Des Moines Water, live in West Des Moines where the water always has more minerals, or are about to spend more time in chlorine-filled pools, call today to set up an appointment for a clarifying treatment.

Your scalp naturally produces oil to protect hair from damage and daily wear.  With prolonged exposure, chlorine can strip the oil from your hair, which causes over drying, increased porosity, and in some cases pretty significant damage if you don’t take steps to prevent and treat your hair for chlorine exposure.  This is especially true for people with blonde, highlighted or very fine/thin hair, since it is more porous and likely to absorb the minerals.

Our chelating treatment frees hair of all minerals and cosmetic build-up to restore its light feel and body.  It also helps prepare hair for chemical services.  The treatment is applied to your hair in the salon and requires you to sit under heat for about 10 minutes.

Exclusive technology uses special synergistic molecules and natural purifying botanicals of basil, cypress, and rice to penetrate the hair structure and remove all build up and deposits such as minerals, hard water, chlorine, smoke, styling products and even residue from taking prescription medications.  The service helps ensure optimal color penetration while restoring the natural condition of your hair.

Call today to learn how this quick and easy chelating service can make your hair more vibrant conditioned and manageable.  We also have Aveda products that are especially made for preventing sun and swim damage.

Stop Searching for an All-Purpose Moisturizing Oil

Aveda Beautifying Composition has been described as magic in a bottle

Some describe Aveda's Beautifying Oil as a miracle in a bottle!

Some describe Aveda’s Beautifying Oil as a miracle in a bottle!

As the fall weather gets cooler, it is more important than ever to use a good moisturizer – on both your skin and hair.  Aveda’s Beautifying Composition is a great oil-based product that helps seal in moisture after bathing or during a massage.  But, that’s not all, our clients have come up with many different uses for this jojoba oil that contains rosemary and bergamot.

Your skin, hair and scalp will love the conditioning and healing powers of this non-greasy product that has lasting results.  It relieves dryness, restores moisture and leaves skin feeling soft.  And to top it all off, it has a light and subtle fragrance you’ll go gaga over!

Remember, a little goes a long way.  Some of the many uses include:

  • Add a few drops to your bath to condition dry skin
  • Apply to damp skin to seal in moisture, either by itself or mixed with your daily body lotion
  • Condition hair by massaging on dry and itchy scalps prior to shampooing (you can even massage it in at night and wash out the next morning)
  • Apply to hair as a de-tangler before drying or a de-frizzer after drying (this is best in small amounts on coarse hair)
  • Use as a body massage oil
  • Cleanse your face before bed without causing breakouts
  • Smooth on pregnant bellies to prevent stretch marks
  • Give eyes a little extra love when you use it as a make-up remover
  • Add shine to dull hair
  • Soften cuticles
  • Make scars more pliable
  • Sooth sun-exposed skin
  • Soften the soles of your feet and elbows
  • Use on chapped lips
  • Mix with sugar or salt to exfoliate your legs and feet
  • Calm children to prepare them for sleep
  • Mix with Vitamin E to reduce eczema
  • Aids the healing process if you cut yourself shaving
  • We’ve even had clients tell us they use it to shine-up their leather boots – not that we can endorse this use!

In summary, there are probably 1,000+ uses!

The reviews are in.  This product is rumored to have healing and anti-aging powers.  Stop in today to find out why the team at Rick Mosley Hair thinks Beautifying Composition is heavenly!