2019 Spring/ Summer Hair Trends we LOVE!!

So spring is here (even though we still feel the chill of the winter), and us Jersey peeps know how quickly we can go from 50 degree weather to 80 degrees, hot, humid, and flip-flop ready. It’s hard to think that we’ll be on the beach any day now, and it’s only 6 SHORT weeks away from Memorial Day!

What does the change of seasons mean for new looks and cool trends? Loads of fun stuff that we’re excited for!! Here’s the breakdown of a few of our favorite things (Cue Julie Andrews …)

1) HELLO Flat Iron, my one true love …


Heat Shield

Works up to 450* on wet or dry hair. Perfect for all heat tools.

The beach wave is hot right now. It’s become a new go-to look, and we don’t see that vibe going anywhere, anytime soon. But my high school heart is singing sweet tunes of No Doubt looking at all the super skinny straight hair looks! Living for the mega shiny, smooth straight, late 90’s early 2000’s tresses. Don’t let the PTSD of fried hair stop this look from happening; we have way better tech these days to stop that from happening. There are more sophisticated flat irons, actual heat protection mists, and hair masks with ingredients that are so active you can almost see them dancing in the packages. P.S. if your hair is extra challenging during the humid months ask about our Organic de frizzing treatment that last 5-6 months!!

2) Not so basic BOB

Okay, there’s nothing basic “B” about rocking a one length. This LBD of haircuts might be on my forever hot list. You will see this look all throughout the spring and summer. Celebrities like Kendall Jenner and Karlie Kloss are flaunting this classic look. We love it for fine hair to add density and volume. My personal favorite is seeing this shape on curly hair for some serious volume.

Bob by Sara Tomasulo @ Craft House Salon

Bob by Sara Tomasulo @ Craft House Salon

Curly Shag Cut by MalloryZ

Curly Shag Cut by MalloryZ

3) Shag is here and lets be clear … it’s still awesome.

Love, Love, and Love me some amazing texture. No secret that a razor shape is something I lean towards these days. The shag is a great go-to for anyone with tons of weight or heavy hair, and AMAZING for curls. A curly bang is some sort of magic we cannot live without seeing this season. Everyone is loving the 60’s/70’s inspo.


No, not the bleached out, crazy silver look that all the cool kids were doing last year. Actual, natural grey hair. The silver fox look is no longer just for the boys or for someone who “ just gave up.” It’s a freedom from color, and the masses are loving it. I personally love the look of my natural grey hair and have rocked it for years. I got bored a few months ago and went blonde again, and now I miss my grey. I’m looking forward to rocking this trend again!

5) Hair Jewels


Not your basic hair jewels 

Unknown hair and designer 

No not Clairs, or icing. Rad hair accessories that pop. Statement pieces talk. Great to make your lazy day hair look polished, purposeful and awesome.

So who is up for a change? We are in full throttle Spring mode right now and excited for all the seasons looks!!



So you’ve heard….summer is coming, you need to be a blonde now!


Well…is it actually possible? 


If you have natural dark colored hair, going blonde doesn’t happen overnight or maybe it does if you spend 6+hrs with us…but realistically it takes time and multiple appointments to get you there, while ALSO keeping the integrity of the hair.


“But I’m already blonde…” well good news for you, it might be an easier transition to get you lighter! Nonetheless, adding more blonde over multiple sessions is still the best way to keep your hair as healthy as possible. 



If you know you are a guest that loves to be extra blonde in the summer, the perfect time to start incorporating lightening processes should start around February. It may still be winter, but we have to plan ahead. That way the appointments are at a minimum 6 weeks apart to give your hair a break while in-between lightening services, so by summer time, you’re a blonde bombshell that still has healthy hair. 

At this time, it would be where you give the notion to your stylist you are ready to be lighter, this is the time where they would also decide if hair painting or highlights would be the best option. Also keep in mind, being blonde is more high maintenance than meets the eye. Glosses are a definite MUST in-between services, to make sure your hair doesn’t turn an unwanted tone from the gloss fading or just from environmental factors (hard water, sun exposure, etc). This is also where salon shampoos & conditioners come in to play. We will always suggest as stylists using professional products & treatments to take home so we can guarantee your color. 


Favorite maintenance products for my lovely blondes: 

Davines Silver Alchemic Shampoo & Conditioner (helps to temporarily neutralize warm tones)

Davines NouNou Shampoo & Conditioner (nourishing for dehydrated hair)


Davines Your Hair Assistant Silkening Oil Mist (light weight, dry treatment oil, all hair types) 

Davines Liquid Spell (reinforcing bodifying tonic)



 Can’t wait to see you!!!



All the best, 

Lizbeth Cabada 

Is Salon Shampoo & Conditioner REALLY a big deal?

So, you have just gotten your hair done and you are obsessed, selfie-nation galore. But a week later your gloss is gone, your hair looks dull and lifeless.

Davins View, our new gloss to aid in shine and healthy to your hair.

Davins View, our new gloss to aid in shine and healthy to your hair.

Does this sound familiar? It could be the drugstore products lurking in your bathroom. Now, as stylists we aren’t trying to pull one over on you, there is a reason we recommend our products. We are truly looking out for your hair and the money that you invest in the services we provide.

        We know that professional products are more expensive, and that with all the money you just put into your hair, you want to cut costs and reach for Brand X while at Store B. But what Brand X could be doing to your hair ruins the investment you just made. A lot of these products contain ingredients that can be damaging to your color, hair, and scalp.

   One of the most common ingredients in Brand X is dimethicone, a type of silicone.

Silicones coat the hair and add shine, but this is an artificial shine that will continue to build up, causing the hair to be heavy, flat, and lack luster. A lot of these silicones are difficult to remove from hair, and they can even affect color services you receive in salon. Because of this build up, it can be difficult for color or lightener to penetrate the hair causing uneven or unwanted results. Other common ingredients are Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate (ALS) which can strip the natural oils causing dehydration (more dull results) also can strip that beautiful gloss you just had done. Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) is also a detergent that can irritate skin.

Our Minu shampooed was formulated to work exactly with the technology of our hair color. Preventing fading and dehydration.

Our Minu shampooed was formulated to work exactly with the technology of our hair color. Preventing fading and dehydration.

              You may see “professional products” in select stores, but they may not be what they seem. A lot of stores are not allowed to carry certain brands.  Because of this divergence, these products may be diluted or even expired (most products have a shelf life of a year) and you will not be getting the full potential.  Purchasing and using professional products from a salon guarantees the item is at its best shelf life and guarantees the integrity of your hair. 

       The next time you invest in your hair, think twice about reaching for Brand X, and remember the damage these products can cause will negate what you just spent, causing you to need your hair done sooner. Our products have a higher concentration of quality ingredients. Meaning, you do not need as much to get the job done. Not needing as much product will save you both money and the integrity of your hair. We really only what is best for your locks. We invest our time and passion into your hair and want you to get the most out of it. 

We would be more than happy to help you find the right combination to suit your hair needs!! Next time you are in ask your stylist what they think!


Allie Krug