Tips & Trends

Salon Red Owner Jessica Soler’s Styling Tips & Tricks for Fall 2018:

Center Part

Center Parts are making a comeback this year in a big way!  A simple, sophisticated style that is an easy quick change to anyone’s look.

TIP: Try using a fine tooth comb to get a perfectly straight line. This will also help pull the hair tighter and show off the part.

PRODUCT: A spritz of the Oribe Shine Spray or Impermeable Anti-Humidity spray will keep this style looking sleek and clean all day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Curtain Bangs

Curtain Bangs are a fun flirty way to spice up your fall fashion. They will draw attention towards the eyes and instantly add youthfulness to the face.

TIP: For a look that is sure to turn heads, the Curtain Bang also looks gorgeous paired with a ponytail!

PRODUCT: When blowing out the bangs, try a little of the Bumble&Bumble Grooming Crème in damp hair to give the hair a polished but still soft and lived-in appearance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Slicked Back Hair

Slicked Back Hair is being done by both men and women this fall. It is a super quick and easy style to add elegance to any length haircut.

TIP: Tucking the hair behind the ears will help to control the look to keep it lasting all day.

PRODUCT: Bb Gel is a great go-to for creating a smooth finish with enough memory to hold the slicked shape through any event.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wet Looks

Wet Looks are also a fast growing trend. Whether it be waves or looking like you just came out of the rain. If leading current trends is important to you this would definitely be a style you should count on Rocking Fall 2018.

TIP:  Selecting the right product is a must because it can make or break the overall style.

PRODUCT: If your goal is to enhance the natural curl pattern, a little goes a long way with a cocktail of Oribe Curl Control Crème & Oribe Curl Gloss. For a less textured glossy look, this type of style can be achieved with a small amount of Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil added into damp hair.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flicked Out Ends

Flicked Out Ends is a soft and easy style for women who like to wear shoulder length hair but are bored with the “mom-bob” look.

TIP: This look can be combined with any of the styles listed above to add a bit of interest.

PRODUCT: Be sure to play with some of the Bb Crème Contour to give the piece-y effect desired!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accessory Trends

Accessory Trends to add a bit of flair-Claw clips Head Bands Bows/Ribbons Bobby pins These are items your going to want to add to your arsenal of accessories:

-bobby pins
-bows
-ribbons
-claw clips

Get CitySwept Away: Grown up Grunge for The Every Day

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New this month, Bumble & bumble’s City Swept Finish has already elbowed its way onto our shelves with a New York attitude that has us falling in love. Like most millenials, I was just old enough to be mystified by the razor-sharp rebellion that defined all aspects of the grunge movement. Where my mother’s 80’s inspired perm had been a fantasy, the slouchy street style of the grunge movement had a sexy edge that left a deep, yet stereotypical slacker impression on my brain. Grunge didn’t care that it was fashion. Grunge was too busy creating the internet and tearing down the Berlin Wall to be bothered.

Oh Kate and Johnny how we miss those long gritty locks
Oh Kate and Johnny how we miss those long gritty locks

Now in 2014, Grunge is all grown up. The lived-in, gritty look that defined 90’s icons like Kurt Cobain, Winona Ryder, and even fashion goddesses like Kate Moss, has returned with a vengeance. This time it’s being recreated for the girl-on-the-go who craves an effortless transition from day to night (and let’s be honest, I want a no-hassle transition back to day as well!).  Enter Bumble & bumble. Embracing the androgyny that permeated the best of grunge, City Swept Finish dances the line between products to serve as the perfect hybrid styling tool for any hair type.

Fine hair will love the lightweight mist that allows for a broken-in, easy street style without the weight of traditional products, while folks with coarse or curly hair can rejoice in the hold and anti-fluff this part cream/part wax/part spray provides. Our short-haired comrades can get in on the action as well (fellas, I’m looking at you)! Salon Red stylist and product educator, Misti Dort, says she loves City Swept’s pomade-like application that doesn’t leave your hair feeling as greasy as those dreads you tried to grow back in ’96. (you know the ones…)

It’s got texture. It’s got edge. This look by Bumble & bumble stylist Jordan M has it all.
It’s got texture. It’s got edge. This look by Bumble & bumble stylist Jordan M has it all.

The how of this product is about as easy as it gets. Shake well and then simply spray City Swept Finish in a light mist over dry, styled hair. Piece it out with your fingers to get just the right amount of that “oh I woke up this way” look and you’re good to go! Or amp up your game by cocktailing City Swept over any of our favorite B&b products:

  • Layer over DrySpun Finish to give big airy looks a sophisticated sheen and wind-blown look that is straight out of Sex and the City fab. 
  • Start with a touch of Prêt-à-Powder before finishing with City Swept for a touch of soft volume that is all Courtney Love (minus the drugs and questionable fashion choices).
  • Copy the mermaid waves that rocked NYFW ’14 by using Surf Spray to create loose curl and City Swept to give you the grit and softness that will have you looking like a California surfer in no time.

So break out those faded flannel shirts you stole from your high school boyfriend, pop on a slip dress and your favorite stompers and get your Grunge on!