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.

 

 

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.

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!

 

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!

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.

Add Pops of Vibrant Color to Your Hair in Minutes

Bold colors are hot this season. Stop by Rick Mosley Hair today to see all of your options.

Add vibrant colors to your hair with easy, low maintenance extensions.

We can give you a new look without creating long-term damage by using extensions

From Katy Perry and Alison Sweeney to presenters at the Oscars, you’ve probably been noticing the many celebrities rocking shades of pink, blue and other bright hair colors.  While many of them are using color treatments on their own hair, you can get a similar trendy look without the cost, damage and fading that comes with coloring.

Adding dyes that don’t naturally occur in hair never lasts more than a week or two at their initial vibrancy.  Hair also first has to be bleached and then colored over with the desired hue.  Since this involves a double process, it can be time consuming and expensive.  The alternative option is having extensions placed in your hair.  They come in a rainbow of colors and never fade.  And, you can even add or remove Swarovski jewels to your Hairdreams extensions.

Four of our color experts at Rick Mosley Hair – Jenna, Kelsey and Nicole H – have received their Hairdreams extension certifications.  This means they can give your hair a pop of color by adding in hair pieces that both go in and come out quickly and easily.  With just a few strands, we can help you create a striking effect that will last until you get tired of it.  Single strands cost $10 each and panels start at $30 each.

Stop in to Rick Mosley Hair to see the great new extension colors we have in stock or call us at 515-279-4075 to set up an appointment to add a fun new color (or two!) to your look.

 

Photos courtesy of Hairdreams.

 

The Great Bangs Debate

Thick and chunky or short and wispy?
Extreme bangs or fringe?
Blunt cut or asymmetric?

Bangs

Long and wispy or short and straight, bangs are a quick and easy way to update your look.

We’ve all had them.  At some point, we’ve all loved them.  At other times, we’ve hated them. Get over your bangxiety with tips from the cutting experts at Rick Mosley Hair!

Are you considering adding bangs to update your look for 2013?  We’ve been seeing them pop up recently on many celebrities and on fashion runways.  From chunky bangs (like Beyonce) to blunt fringe (like Liv Tyler), bangs are a great option to quickly update your style and draw attention to your eyes, while serving as a cheap age eraser – much less expensive and less painful than a face lift!

When contemplating adding bangs, you’ll first want to consider the shape of your face.  Start by pulling back all of your hair and taking a good look at your forehead.  Once you’ve determined your face shape, check out our suggestions below.

  • Oval faces can handle nearly any type of bangs.  From long and heavy to short and angled, your possibilities are endless, so be brave!
  • Round faces – prominent cheeks, with equal widths at the forehead and lower face – look best with longer side swept bangs.  Another option is bangs that are a little shorter in the middle or that are wispy and show more forehead, as they make the face appear more oval shaped.  For a fun look, consider having your bangs cut asymmetrically.
  • Square faces also look great with long and wispy “pee-a-boo” bangs that are angled and swept to the side, often covering one eye.
  • On longer faces, a softer, lengthy fringe is typically most flattering.  Longer bangs give the illusion of more facial width by covering much of the forehead with hair.
  • If your forehead is wide and chin is narrow, your face is considered heart shaped. Straight blunt cut bangs help cover the forehead and soften pointed chins. Side swept fringe also can make foreheads look narrower.

You will want to allow for hair shrinkage due to curls, and take cowlicks into account when considering bangs.  And, think about how often you’re willing to get them trimmed to maintain the look.

Whether 2013 is “the year of the bang” or not, we urge you to meet with one of our experts at Rick Mosley hair to discuss your options.  If you decide to go for it, remember they will always grow back (eventually!)

Visit the Rick Mosley Hair Pinterest page to view our new board devoted just to pictures of great bangs.

Holiday Hair Color Trends

The holiday season is upon us and our salon is buzzing with clients looking to update their looks with the latest fall and winter color trends.  Here’s a sneak peak of what we recommend…

Color blocking, or paneling, is a simple way to apply color to a specific section of the hair in larger panels to create boldness in specific sections of the hair.  It is named after elements of modern art and fashion, where geometric shapes of color are used with sections of more neutral colors.  Color blocking in hair involves adding a contrasting color to just a portion of the hair, such as the under layers or bangs.  This technique has recently been used with brighter, more unnatural colors and leaves hair looking edgy – which is why many people refer to it as “peek-a-boo” color.

Whether your hair is red, blonde, or brown, we’re seeing warmer colors this season.

Strawberry Red

Strawberry reds were hot on the runway at Color Today.

Reds – Red hair shows power and confidence – think Emma Stone! – and the latest red hair trends are shifting to a “copper penny” color.  We’ve noticed the appearance of bolder true reds and bright red violet shades this fall/winter.  Also, a lot of darker redheads are shifting to a lighter and softer red that is closer to a strawberry blonde.  With reds, finding the right shade for your skin tone is very important. If you are hesitant to go too bold, try a nutmeg-type color.

 

Blonde model

Darker blondes are making a comeback this season. This blonde model was at the Color Today show.

Blondes – The latest blondes are staying either pale and bright (think Gwen Stefani) or are getting darker and warmer.  Also making its way to the top of the charts is “brond,” which is halfway between blonde and brown.  Many of the colors you see on celebrities now have some sort of base color to add warmth to the hair and to soften their natural non-highlighted color.  No matter what technique is used, most celebrity hair colors have a deeper base and lighter ends – going along with the trend of the ever-popular ombre.

 

Rich Red

Bright red violets made an appearance this winter.

Brunettes– Copper and red violet tones also are appearing more on brunettes.  If the sun lightened your tresses this summer, add darker hues and shine to update your look.  You can’t go wrong if you go with delicious warm colors, such as chocolate, caramel and mocha.

 

Whichever color or method you choose, it is important to use the right products to maintain your new look.  We carry Aveda’s line of Color Conserve products that help preserve and protect your color-treated hair so the hue lasts longer.

Our colorists at Rick Mosley Hair are ready to make you look great at your upcoming holiday parties.  Give us a call or stop by today so we can give you the gift of a new look.  Before you arrive, be sure to visit our Rick Mosley Hair Pinterest page and pin your favorite hair photos so you can show us the look you are going for using your mobile phone.  (Click on the “Reds,” “Blondes,” and “Brunettes” links above to go directly to our images for those hair colors.)