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!

Thick, Course, Curly Hair Has Met its Match!

Aveda’s Smooth Infusion makes hair soft, frizz-less, light weight and smooth without using chemicals or causing breakage

Aveda's Smooth Infusion will work wonders on your hair!

Aveda’s Smooth Infusion will work wonders on your hair!

This new and improved product from Aveda is receiving rave reviews from Rick Mosley Hair customers.  We’ve heard many positive stories so far about how Smooth Infusion Naturally Straight Styling Creme is saving customers time and they are loving the results.

When applied prior to blow-drying, Smooth Infusion keeps your hair straight, flyaway free, and frizz-less for days.  And the best part is that it gets progressively better with every use.  Once you have used it for five consecutive days, your hair should stay straight for up to three washes.

Even intense humidity isn’t a match for Smooth Infusion, which is safe for use on relaxed and color-treated hair.

How it works

It’s easy to use – Just wash your hair and then dry with a towel.  Afterwards, thoroughly apply the citrusy smelling product in sections and brush it while you blow it dry.  Remember that a little bit of product goes a long ways!  As you blow-dry your hair, plant-derived fibers help create a locking layer to help hold your hair straight, day after day.  Organic cassava root helps form a barrier against humidity to help you forget about frizz.

Drying and styling times even become shorter and the process becomes easier.  If needed, use a flat iron to touch up.  Another option is using Smooth Infusion Style-Prep Smoother first to set the foundation for a beautiful straight style.

Results get better and better each day so don’t give up after days one, two or three!

Smooth Infusion is a great alternative to keratin treatments and works on all hair types, especially thick, course and curly hair.  Make it your “go-to” blowout prep smoother!

Another Rick Mosley Hair FAQ

Save time in 2015 by washing your hair less often

RMH FAQsHave you ever had a question about hair that you’re too nervous to ask? We’re here to help! We get questions from clients all of the time, so we’ve started posting responses to those we hear most frequently.

Question:

How often should I wash my hair?

Answer:

Many people think they need to wash their hair daily to keep it clean and healthy. Today, we’re here to dispel this myth, as washing your hair less often is actually better for your locks because washing dries out your hair and strips it of nutrients.

Put more time and energy into your New Year’s Resolutions to exercise and sleep more by spending less time washing, drying and styling your hair this year. All you need to do is change your routine to wash your hair three times per week. Of course everyone’s hair is different, but most hair types will adjust to this schedule quite quickly.

On off days, spray Pure Abundance Style Prep liberally onto dry hair, comb and re-style to give your hair a fresh look. If you exercise frequently, you can rinse your hair and condition it (without washing) in order to remove sweat.

Worried your hair will be greasy if you wash it less frequently?  Actually, the oil levels in your hair will adjust after a week or two. If you wash your hair daily, your body produces enough oil for that schedule. If you wash it less frequently, less oil will be produced. It also helps to comb through your hair well before washing it to help pull the oil through from your scalp to your ends, as the oil naturally helps condition your hair.

Do you have a hair-related question you want answered by our experts at Rick Mosley Hair?  Feel free to comment below, post it on our Facebook page, or e-mail it to info@rickmosleyhair.com and we’ll do our best to respond!

Who doesn’t want big, long lashes like the Kardashians?

Rick Mosley Hair now offers eyelash extensions

Choose a more dramatic look.  (Before photos on top.)

Choose a more dramatic look. (Before photos on top.)

Are you ready for that get-up-and-go look?  Many Rick Mosley Hair clients are going crazy about the new eyelash extension service now offered by Kelsey.  Just think of how easy it would be going through the holidays – especially if you have houseguests or are going to be traveling – without having to deal with eye makeup!

The Basics

On average, it takes about 2 ½ hours to have a full set of eyelashes applied.  Kelsey glues faux mink hair on to your individual lashes to create a look that lasts about six weeks and costs $175.  Like your hair, eyelashes shed so you need to have them maintained every three to four weeks.

Different sizes are available so you can customize your length to make them very natural looking or much more dramatic.  The extensions do not damage your lashes when they are applied correctly and are properly maintained.  They can even be removed if needed.  And, sensitive glue is an option for clients with concerns.

“I love that I look awake and lively without having to put on makeup with my eyelash extensions, and I get so many compliments,” said RMH client Michelle Parks.  “The application process is easy and painless so I can’t imagine not having them.”

Care

Maintenance is easy.  Just try not to get them too wet.  If you do, a hairdryer can help blow them dry.  Also, use oil free makeup remover so the glue isn’t impacted.  Finally, be sure to run through them frequently with mascara brush.  Following these simple steps should help them last longer.

At RMH, we use Blink brand faux mink hair, which gives lashes a feathery look.  Customers like this product because they are lighter weight than other options.  Give us a call today to schedule a time to meet with Kelsey for a consultation.  We’re sure you’ll be a satisfied customer, as eyelash extensions will enhance your overall appearance!

Or, choose a more natural look.  (Before photos on top.)

Or, choose a more natural look. (Before photos on top.)

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!

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!

 

It’s Wedding Season

Call Rick Mosley Hair to schedule your wedding party today.

Call Rick Mosley Hair to schedule your wedding party today.

When it comes to hair trends for brides, bridesmaids or wedding guests, anything goes!

Simple Up Do’s

From basic knots and side buns to delicate pin curls and complicated braids, up do options are plentiful.  Up dos can be sleek or add lift.  Bring in pictures of your wedding dress, flowers and other accessories so we can help match that perfect up do to the overall look you’re creating for your big day.

Casual and Messy

If you’re going for the “non-fussy” look, consider beachy waves or pinning you hair half-up.  Loose braids are another option if you’re getting married outside or in a more casual setting.

Accessories

Combs, headbands, flowers, bows and vintage jewelry are all making appearances in wedding hair this season.  Flower crowns are particularly hot so consider taking advantage of all of the great color in bloom.  Pick your favorite accessory and we’ll help you find the best way to incorporate it.

As you can tell, there are lots of options.  What is most important is that the hairstyle you choose goes with your dress and shows your personal style.  Feel free to bring in photos of styles you like to share with your Rick Mosley Hair stylist.  We also encourage you to schedule a practice run a few days before your big day.  We love hosting wedding parties, but be sure to get them on our calendar well in advance!

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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.

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.