Going Greener.

We clearly have a passion for do-good-ery in our space and especially when it comes to the environment. Unfortunately, the salon world can be quite toxic for the planet when salon owners and stylist are not conscious about what they are using. From hair color to aerosol hairsprays, there are numerous environmentally damaging chemicals that affect the salon air we breathe and the water that runs down the drains and into our waterways.

That doens’t cut it for us, which is a part of the reason why we preach about non-toxic beauty products. Davines is a zero impact company, and Cult & King contributes to ‘1% to the Planet’ every year, giving one percent of their profits to the the charity. Functionality, integrity, and ethics are why we actively choose to only support brands that work for mother earth, not against her.

But we don’t think that’s enough. We still have waste. We still have garbage. We can always do better as a salon … so we are. As of this month, we are officially a Green Circle salon. You may have noticed our stories on Instagram, asking your thoughts about potential eco-fees and general eco-minded questions. We previously discussed ways to bring on this program in the past, and all signs pointed to “not yet.” That is, until now …

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Green Circle offers a program allowing us to recycle the items we can not dispose of through our local recycling plant. They will be collecting hair color waste, used foils, balayage meshs, and hair clippings; all to be repurposed into healthy alternatives for the environment.

You might notice new containers around the salon, and maybe a sign or two as a gentle reminder of our increased responsibility to keep the planet healthy. We hope that you will be supportive and excited, knowing that even while looking great, you are actively helping the environment.

Happy Hair,

MalloryZ

P.S. Remember that eco-fee we talked about? Forge about it—we have a super rad idea that we will be sharing soon, so keep an eye on your inbox!

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Fall

Pumpkin Spice and everything nice, is what us Jersey girls are made of.

I don’t know about you, but I am not totally ready for the Fall. I see Rook is pushing pumpkin cold brew, Target won’t stop reminding me Halloween is 16 million weeks away, and I truly did see a Christmas advertisement this morning. Mentally, I can't handle the idea that our Summer is fading, although,my skin and hair are totally saying otherwise. A few blogs ago, Liz mentioned changing of shampoo and conditioners based on the time of year.

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Transition season are fun for activities, but they run down your skin and hair without even noticing it. Ragweed, sea grass pollen, and other fun fall foliage, are iterally raining down on us. This build up causes itchier scalps and duller, more lifeless hair. Washing your hair more this time of year is defiantly recommend, as environmental factors will wage war on how you physically feel and the texture of your skin and hair.

More cleansing can lead to dehydration and stripping of the natural oils. It’s so important to bring back those essential healthy elements. This is the time of years to start using your oils, masks, and upping your water intake. Our go-to oil is OI Oil by Davines for anti-frizz and extra shine, particularly for dry or coarse hair. OI Oil adds shine and softness to hair while also detangling and fighting frizz.

Super rad thing about Oi Oil this month is that you will receive a complimentary travel OI Oil when purchasing a Oi Shampoo and Conditioner.

Another thing we should mention is to avoid high heat showers. The warmth feels OH SO GOOD, but it is drying and can strip more moisture out of those already thirsty locks.

Also, check out our friend Gina at Alchemy Holistics Skin Care’s blog. Super awesome tips on how to care for your skin this time of year.

Hope back to school time went well, and you are all enjoying a hot cup of coffee … even if it isn’t pumpkin spice.

Happy Hair,

CHS

Have you ever heard the saying, "your hair gets used to a shampoo if you use it for long enough”? 

Well, it’s kind of true. It’s not necessarily your hair that gets used to a shampoo or conditioner, it’s your scalp. 

Changing seasons = time for new shampoo & conditioner. 

The humidity, temperature, and your environment, are all factors that should bring about this change. 

 

Ever notice your scalp gets a little red, itchy, or dehydrated during the brutally cold months? That’s because of the lack of moisture in the air and the dry heat blasting every place you step foot in. These environments can lead to a dehydrated scalp and hair. Using something more moisturizing in the winter months is a must! 

 

My go-to in the winter is Davines Love Curl Shampoo & Conditioner. This moisturizing duo is the best not only to give your hair the hydration it needs, but because it contains extract from the Noto Almond. It is super nourishing for hair and scalp. However, if your hair needs a bit more, Davines Quick Fix Circle is amazing. It’s developed with hyaluronic acid to deliver beautiful hair in just three minutes. 

 

Now we're onto the unpredictable weather of the spring...

 

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Whether its rainy, windy, or just a beautiful sunny day, a staple for the spring is Davines Momo Shampoo & Conditioner. 

It’s still a moisturizing shampoo & conditioner, but a lighter weight, so most textures can enjoy it without worrying about being weighed down. 

 

During the summer, UV rays are something to consider. This is when the scalp and hair takes a beating. From the sun, to chlorinated pools, your scalp and hair need EXTRA loving, especially if you're a blonde. Thank goodness Davines has something for all times of the year. The Su line is a perfect addition to your summertime routine. There is a hair & body wash (super convenient, especially if you're a traveler) that is delicate but hydrating for after sun use. Su/hair milk, which is my personal favorite,  is an amazing leave-in conditioner that protects your hair from the suns rays. There is even a hair mask that helps to nourish sun exposed hair, leaving it soft and silky. Did I mention that they all smell amazing.

 

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Back to school season comes so fast, but that also means it’s time to assess your hair & scalp for any damage caused by the summer months. Maybe we didn't put that hat on or use Su Milk to protect our hair, and it just needs to be revived a little. Davines Melu shampoo & conditioner keeps hair healthy and protected from breakage. This duo has lentil seed extract, meaning they contain amino acids that help to rebuild fragile hair. My new favorite to pair with this cleansing system is Cult + King TONIK. Herbal & organic ingredients in this sustainable spray help to moisturize the scalp, hair follicle, and the hair strands themselves. It also has refills which is amazing if you use it as much as I do!

Transition seasons are such a great time to set new hair habits and go for a new look. With Summer coming to a close and fall creeping in, it might be time to think about the next new look.

We can’t wait to see you!

XO

Liz