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.

 

 

Make a New Year’s Resolution to Have Radiant Skin in 2017

TulesaraAveda’s new Tulasāra skincare line is here to help

Hair care expert Aveda is ready to change the skin care game with a new line called Tulasāra. The daily, two-step skin care ritual is inspired by Ayurveda, the ancient healing art of India.

Step One:

Begin with dry skin. Use the Tulasāra Radiant Facial Dry Brush to gently exfoliate your face and neck using circular motions for about one minute. Dry brushing helps eliminate toxins and other skin impurities. Follow this with a self-massage to promote circulation and leave skin more radiant.

Step Two:

Massage Radiant Oleation Oil into your skin after using the dry brush to promote microcirculation. This 100% naturally derived blend of six plant oils helps nourish and restore your skin’s radiance. The best thing is that it works for all skin types!

The Tulasāra line works both immediately and over time. In sensory testing, 85 percent of women found their skin looked more radiant immediately and 94 percent reported their skin felt smooth, refined and nourished right away.

Several members of our Rick Mosley Hair team, as well as many clients, are already seeing positive results of using these products and following the daily routine. For example, Karla has been a faithful user for more than three months. She especially enjoys winding down each day by using the soft dry brush.

Tulasāra means “moving toward balance” in Sanskrit. Stop by Rick Mosley Hair today to learn how you can take these two simple daily steps to move toward better skin and balance in 2017.

 

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.

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!

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.

 

Protect and Restore Your Hair with Aveda’s Sun Care Line

You are vigilant about protecting your skin, so why not do the same for your hair?

Photo courtesy of Aveda

Photo courtesy of Aveda

 

Do you spend your summer swimming, golfing, boating, cycling and more?  If so, you probably are used to the constant cycle of your hair getting lighter and drier in the summer and then darker throughout the rest of the year.

Aveda’s 16-hour UV defense and recovery Sun Care product line cleanses, restores and protects hair from sun damage.  This three-part system moisturizes and helps restore weakened hair without leaving any residue.  Plus, the products smell light and citrusy – just like summer!

 

Sun Care Hair and Body Cleanser

This color-safe formula gently and effectively removes chlorine, salt, minerals and products or lime from hard water build-up, while helping maintain your hair’s moisture balance.  Plus, it is easy when you are on the go to use the same product on both your hair and body.  (Some customers say it even works great for rinsing out bathing suits.)

Use this cleanser daily or whenever your hair is exposed to sun, salt or chlorine.  It truly is a summer staple, or great if you spend time in chlorinated pools year-round.  It even prevents hair from turning the dreaded “chlorine green.”  We even recommend our blonde clients use this clarifying shampoo once per week, all year long, to help prevent build up and to keep their blonde from yellowing.

 

Sun Care After-Sun Hair Masque

This intensive cream masque restores sun-exposed hair, moisturizes and helps defend against free radicals.  Apply the masque evenly to damp hair, roots to ends and leave in two to five minutes before rinsing thoroughly.  Use weekly or whenever your hair is exposed to harmful chemicals to provide instant revitalization.

 

Sun Care Protective Hair Veil

This lightweight, water-resistant UV defense mist forms an invisible screen to help protect your hair from sun exposure for up to 16 hours, to minimize color fading, damage and dryness.  Spray it evenly on dry or damp hair before and during exposure to sun and dry air.  Be sure to reapply after swimming to condition and detangle.

 

This trio of great sun products helps lock in moisture to keep color vibrant and hair shiny between appointments – almost as good as wearing a hat without the heat generated by a hat!  And the products provide great value because a little goes a long way. These great products even give your hair some texture, and a beachy-like feel while detangling and ridding your hair of fly aways.

Stop by Rick Mosley Hair to pick some up for your beach and gym bags today.  Aveda’s Sun Care products are a good buy for vacation…or any day!

 

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.

 

 

Start the New Year with a New Look

Show Off Your Eyes, Ears and Shoulders with a Pixie Cut

Jennifer Lawrence is one of the many celebrities who have recently embraced the pixie cut.

Jennifer Lawrence is one of the many celebrities who have recently embraced the pixie cut.

Tired of spending so much time blow-drying and styling your hair each morning?  If so, join Jennifer Lawrence, Michelle Williams, Ginnifer Goodwin, Anne Hathaway, Kiera Knightley and the other celebrities who are bravely chopping their locks for a bold, new look.

The low-maintenance pixie cut was first made popular in the 1950s and 1960s when Vidal Sassoon gave the look to Mia Farrow.  It is now known as one of the salon’s most iconic styles.  Recently, the cut is creating attention on runways and streets across the country for those who are willing to try something completely different.

Some pixie cuts are as short as a half inch, while others are as long as two to three inches.  Just wash, add a little texturizer and go for that messy, boyish look.  Or, slick it back with shaping wax or control paste for something more sophisticated.  This cut is an especially good option if your hair has been over colored or processed. You won’t believe how great it feels to have slick and healthy hair.  Check out our Pinterest board to see additional photos.

Another similar option is a “disconnected” or “overlay” cut that features dramatic length differences between different sections of your hair.  This edgy look varies in shape but is most defined by extreme lengths that are not blended together.  Miley Cyrus and Pink have rocked many varieties of disconnected cuts in recent years.

Stop in to Rick Mosley hair today to talk with one of our expert stylists about whether or not a pixie cut will look good with your face shape.  Then, hold on and get ready for a fresh start to 2014!

Already Stressed by the Upcoming Holiday Season?

Let Aveda’s Stress-Fix line of products help you keep calm and cool

 

Aveda's stress fix products make great holiday gifts.  Stop by Rick Mosley Hair to pick some up today.

Aveda’s stress fix products make great holiday gifts. Stop by Rick Mosley Hair to pick some up today.

Melt your stress away with the aroma of lavender, while moisturizing your skin with the power of essential oils by using Aveda’s Stress-Fix body lotion or concentrate.

Chose our hydrating body lotion for a mini spa treatment whenever life gets stressful. The scent is proven to relieve feelings of tension and anxiety, so be sure to hold some in your hands and under your nose while taking a deep breathe before using. Next, smooth over your body in a circular motion, while providing the most attention to your shoulders, neck and forearms. Give your hands a pick-me-up thumb massage whenever they get dry throughout the day, especially if you wash your hands repetitively.

When you’re on the go, reach for Stress-Fix rollerball concentrate. Simply glide it over your pulse points – inside of wrists, top of neck, upper shoulders – for quick relief. The portable size fits perfectly in your purse so it is always with you and available. And, the light scent is strong enough to make you incredibly happy, without overwhelming your friends.

These products are organically certified by ECO-CERT, a private international organic certification agency. To qualify for this honor 95 percent of the product (including water) must be of natural origin, 95 percent of plant materials must be certified as organic, 10 percent of the total ingredients must be certified as organic, and the product must be manufactured in a facility that meets ECO-CERT’s high standards. This is important because of Aveda’s long-term commitment to being an environmentally responsible company.

The next time you need instant calm and relaxation, or even a better night’s sleep, turn to Stress-Fix body lotion or rollerball concentrate to help melt away your tension. Stop by Rick Mosley Hair and ask for a free demonstration of these luxurious products that also make great holiday gifts.