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Hair Gear Review: The Straightening Brush


Someone just had to #AskKarlinesSalon about a straightening brush. For the record, our recommendation is to avoid heated styling tools altogether. Instead, visit the salon every two weeks and use a satin hair protector at night to preserve your Read more

The beYOUtiful Life: Hair Notes from the 2019 BET Awards


The 2019 BET Awards celebration was one for the record books, and when it comes to hair, we must say, "they came to slay." Here are a few hair notes and observations. Lizzo Lizzo's natural hair is the "Glow-up!" If you Read more

Hair Flick Pick: On Her Own Ground


The "mane (main) attraction" that has everyone talking right now is the much-anticipated Netflix flick, "On Her Own Ground," based on the life of Madam C.J. Walker. Octavia Spencer, the Academy Award-winning actor, will star as the trailblazing Madam Read more

Hair Story: Dads, Daughters, & a Whole Lotta Love


This hair story is about Hair Love, an animated short film and picture book by Matthew A. Cherry with illustrations by Vashti Harrison. Hair Love is a celebration of dads, daughters, love, and natural hair. Cherry, a former NFL Read more

Hair Chat: Repair and Protect Hair Treatments


Let's have a hair chat about two treatments that are changing the game for hair repair and protection. Olaplex is a professional treatment designed to strengthen hair damaged by excessive bleach, perms, relaxers, and/or heat styling. It restores compromised hair Read more

What if Your Hair Hates Humidity?


Let's have a hairversation about humidity and what to do on those days when our curls droop, shrink, or  frizz. The following excerpts, originally published by Reader's Digest, may provide a few solutions. As you can guess, the water in Read more

Hair Gear Review: The Microfiber Towel


In between salon visits, if you wash your hair at home, you may want to ditch the t-shirt and consider stocking up on a few microfiber towels to dry your hair. Two divas describe why they made the switch Read more

Sweet as Honey Balayage


  Let's have a hairversation about balayage and one of our favorite shades, honey balayage.  It's sweet, warm, glowing, and gorgeous. Don't confuse balayage, a seamless blend, with ombre, a clear fade line between colors. Elle Magazine describes balayage as the Read more

Back 2 Basics: Tea Tree for Healthy Hair


Class is now in session, and it is time to go back to basics.  Whatever your hair type and texture, Karline's Salon gives an A+ to the Paul Mitchell Tea Tree Collection, shampoos, conditioners, and nourishing oils for healthy Read more

Women's History Month 2019: Hometown Heroes


There is no better way to celebrate Women's History Month 2019 than to shine the spotlight on some of our fantastic clients. The women on this year's list is by no means complete and we look forward to featuring Read more

Hair Gear Review: The Straightening Brush

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Hair Gear: The Straightening Brush

Someone just had to #AskKarlinesSalon about a straightening brush. For the record, our recommendation is to avoid heated styling tools altogether. Instead, visit the salon every two weeks and use a satin hair protector at night to preserve your hairstyle. But we’re realists and recognize that there are times the hair gets what the head thinks is popular, convenient, versatile, and on-trend. So if you must, here are a few strands of thought about the straightening brush and ways to use it “sparingly wise.”

A few excerpts from The Risks (and Benefits) of Using a Straightening Brush via NaturallyCurly.com:

A straightening brush is a hair tool that promises to heat style the hair with sleek results. The labeling of the straightening brush promises that by using this tool other styling tools will no longer be needed.

The straightening brush can reach a maximum of 550 degrees. This is a great feature for naturals with looser curl patterns because it allows for only needing about two passes with the straightening brush to achieve a sleek style. Not saying that anyone should be using this device at the maximum temperature.

When going through the straightening process, many naturalistas use the Chase Method to ensure that the heat being applied smoothes out each strand. Because a straightening brush has evenly distributed bristles throughout, all strands of the hair are separated–thus, given an equal amount of heat application.

When using the straightening brush there are specific precautions to look out for beside traditional heat damage:

Melting hair
The hair-melting factor is a major risk of using the straightening brush because it reaches such a high temperature. Different hair types require different temperatures (the keratin in hair strands begins to melt at 325 degrees). Beyond 325 degrees, the chances of completely melting the hair strands increases.

Mechanical damage
Mechanical damage can occur when using the straightening brush because the tips of the bristle can snag on to the ends of the hair strands. This happened very rarely throughout reviews; however, the snagging of the hair can cause terrible split ends that require those ends to be trimmed.

Read the full review here.

A few excerpts from the Hair Straightening Brush Buying Guide via thebeautilab.com

As soon as you start using them, you will notice that hair straightening brushes are not that different from curling or flat irons. They also require high heat to work, which is why they are equipped with a heater. The heating body consisted of ceramic or other materials emits heat through the bristles. The brush utilizes that to straighten your hair as you move the appliance through it.

It is also vital to mention the ionic technology approach that many straighteners use. Although it will depend on the unit, most brushes utilize this technique to minimize the frizz and lock in the moisture.

…factors worth considering when choosing a hairbrush straightener.

Maximum Heat Level
Everything is about the heat when it comes to electric hair straighteners. That is why you want to ensure that your brush can deliver the amount of heat your hair requires. Maximum heat levels can vary, but they usually go from 350F to 450F. If you have thick and strong hair that is hard to control, you may want to go with the units that offer up to 450F of heat. On the other hand, if your hair is of average length and strength, a lower maximum heat limit should do the trick.

Adjustable Temperature
It is not only about the maximum heat level, but the ability to choose the right temperature for your hair. That is why hair straightening brush manufacturers often implement temperature customization with their products. Thanks to that, you can pick the desired heat level based on your hair type.

Warmup Time
The great thing about hairbrush straighteners is that they can deliver lasting results quickly. An excellent way to save a couple more seconds is to pick a unit with the shortest warmup time out there.

Non-Slip and Cool to the Touch Handle
The handle is an integral part of how easy it is to use the device. First of all, make sure the handle is of adequate size. It should fit comfortably in your hand so that you can minimize fatigue when working with the appliance. Picking a lightweight hairbrush can also contribute to minimizing fatigue. The handle also needs to remain cool to the touch. That is because you don’t want to burn your hands while using the brush. You can consider using a glove to protect your hand if you feel it gets hot. Finally, the handle needs to remain non-slippery. You can’t achieve optimal results if you don’t have an optimal grip, and that is why this is an imperative feature in electric hairbrushes.

Heat Distribution Materials
The majority of hair straightening brushes come with a ceramic heater. It is a widespread heat distribution material because it maintains a relatively low price while ensuring to minimize hair damage and overheating. Some manufacturers go with titanium and combine the two. Thanks to titanium, you may notice that your device reaches extremely high heats, and heats up quickly. That makes it suitable for strong and unruly hair, but higher heat also implies a bigger risk of damage.

Cord Length
You may think it is unimportant, but it has a lot to do with safety. If the cord is too tight, you may pull it out accidentally, and cause a short that destroys your device. But if the cord is dragging on the floor, you or someone else may trip over it, and sustain injuries. …You should consider looking for units with a swivel cord as they minimize tangling, and make the electric hairbrush easier to use.

Safety Features
While we are on the topic of safety, let’s mention that many hair straightening brushes have certificates that they comply with the latest safety standards. Apart from that, you should consider using an automatic turn off the feature, which can be convenient if you left the house and forgot to unplug the appliance.

Portability Features
Would you like to take you hairbrush straightener to travels? In that case, you should consider three factors:
Size – it is easier to pack a small appliance than a big one, especially if you pack lightly.
Weight – apart from taking as little space as possible, the brush should also remain light for easier transport.
Dual voltage support – these appliances support voltage from 100V to 240V, which means you can plug them into any socket throughout the world. That can be important if you order from a company located abroad, too.

Read the entire article at thebeautilab.com.

Here’s a hair testimony from Mary of The Curly Closet:

Cosmopolitan Magazine released its list of 10 best hair straightening brushes for every hair type.  Check out the list.

10 Best Hair-Straightening Brushes That Legit Work Like Magic

I recently complimented a friend on her blowout, and she told me she did it herself with her hair-straightening brush. Her words: “I’m obsessed.” My reaction? Total skepticism. A hot tool that promised to detangle, smooth, and straighten my hair? It all sounded too good to be true.

If you are so inclined to add the hair straightening brush to your pack of hair gear, exercise caution. Use it “sparingly wise,” and only after washing, conditioning, and thoroughly drying your hair. Set your straightening brush to a low setting suitable for your hair type (#AskKarlinesSalon) and use a heat protectant spray. Avoid using the hair straightening brush or any heated styling tools daily. Maintain your style with KS Satin, our exclusive line of luxurious fabrics for luxurious and healthy hair. Besides wrap caps and pillowcases, Karline’s Salon now carries curl caps, scrunchies, and scarves in a variety of colors. Shop online or at the salon.

Have a great hair day!


The beYOUtiful Life: Hair Notes from the 2019 BET Awards

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The 2019 BET Awards celebration was one for the record books, and when it comes to hair, we must say, “they came to slay.” Here are a few hair notes and observations.

Lizzo

Lizzo’s natural hair is the “Glow-up!” If you didn’t know who Lizzo was before, you know it now. She’s the real deal.

 

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Lizzo came to the 2019 BET Awards in a custom couture outfit. While it definitely made a statement, we couldn’t get over the natural styling. We caught up with celebrity hairstylist, Shelby Swain, who was responsible for achieving Lizzo’s look. She shared, “I wanted to create an iconic look specially since Lizzo wanted to wear wood grain! I thought wood grain hair would be perfect!” Swain continued, “We look forward to sculpting Lizzo’s natural hair to achieve regal looks any chance we get.”

View the entire interview with Lizzo’s stylist at Hello Beautiful.

Yahoo Lifestyle put it this way:

Reason 15937 why we love Lizzo: she isn’t afraid to own what’s hers. The Juice singer and body activist has the tunes and attitude to make us feel great about our bodies and Sunday night at the BET Awards Lizzo championed for #TeamNatural.

Shelby Swain, the self-proclaimed “Beyoncé Of Baby Hair,” also created Lizzo’s attention-grabbing headpiece using 100 percent hair. Later in the show, the singer swapped her natural hair for a long, curly wig that was equally cool, proving that Lizzo, indeed, has the juice no matter what style she’s rocking.

Read the entire article here.

Can you hair me now? Or, as BET put it, Big Hair and Baby Hairs.

See Your Faves Incredible Hair Looks At The BET Awards

See all the Black Girl Magic all up on the blue carpet at the 2019 BET Awards!

H.E.R.

 

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Color me now! From Nesly (Best New International Act nominee) rocking the rainbow, Rihanna’s perfect red and half-ponytail, Lil Kim also sizzling in red, to the incomparable Mary J. Blige bringing the house down in blonde, there’s just no reason to be shy about color. Simply, #AskKarlinesSalon!

Nesly

 

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Rihanna

 

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Lil Kim and Mary J. Blige

What are your best and worst hair picks from the 2019 BET Awards? Drop a shout-out or shout-down in the comments section of this post or on Twitter with the #AskKarlinesSalon hashtag.


Hair Flick Pick: On Her Own Ground

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Karline's Salon Hair Flick Pick

The “mane (main) attraction” that has everyone talking right now is the much-anticipated Netflix flick, “On Her Own Ground,” based on the life of Madam C.J. Walker. Octavia Spencer, the Academy Award-winning actor, will star as the trailblazing Madam C.J. Walker, the hair care mogul broke barriers as America’s first Black self-made millionaire. The series, executive produced by Spencer and LeBron James, starts shooting in this summer.

As we eagerly await the announcement of a premiere date, here’s a little bit of the back story, courtesy of cosmeticsbusiness.com, an interview with Madam C.J. Walker’s great-great granddaughter, A’Lelia Bundles, and an AARP interview with Octavia Spencer.

Netflix unveils new series inspired by hair care mogul Madam C.J. Walker

Octavia Spencer will star as the historic beauty business woman and philanthropist Madam C.J. Walker (left).

Born in 1867 as Sarah Breedlove to former slaves, Walker became the first self-made female millionaire in the US and one of the most successful entrepreneurs of her time.

…the limited series [is] based on the book On Her Own Ground by Walker’s great-great-granddaughter A’Lelia Bundles.

Walker, inspired by her own struggle of hair loss, made her fortune by developing and marketing a direct-selling hair care business for African-American women.

Netflix unveils new series inspired by hair care mogul Madam C.J. Walker

Photo Credit: Wiki Commons / The Women’s Museum

She produced a tonic for the Madame C.J. Walker Manufacturing Company that claimed to encourage hair growth as well as a line of products that would give [textured] hair a silky sheen.

According to Netflix, the series is the “untold and highly irreverent story of black hair care pioneer and mogul Madam C.J. Walker and how she overcame hostile turn-of-the-century America, epic rivalries, tumultuous marriages and some trifling family”.

 

Are you as excited about this series as we are? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

Have a fabulous hair day!


Hair Story: Dads, Daughters, & a Whole Lotta Love

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Hair Story: Hair Love

This hair story is about Hair Love, an animated short film and picture book by Matthew A. Cherry with illustrations by Vashti Harrison. Hair Love is a celebration of dads, daughters, love, and natural hair. Cherry, a former NFL wide receiver turned filmmaker, director, and author sought to combat a negative stereotype that seems to persist with each generation when it comes to Black dads, living and raising their children in America. [Source:Essence]. With a successful Kickstarter campaign, followed by a partnership with Sony Pictures Animation, and a publishing deal with Penguin Books, Hair Love the film debuts in late summer, and you can purchase the Hair Love picture book now.

Check out the backstory. You’ll appreciate and applaud Hair Love even more.

Former NFL Player Challenges the Stereotypes of Black Fathers Through Children’s Book ‘Hair Love’

Author Matthew A. Cherry wants young African American girls and fathers to see themselves represented not only in children’s books but in animation as well.

A few years ago, former NFL player-turned-filmmaker, Matthew A. Cherry noticed a plethora of viral videos of young African American fathers styling their daughter’s natural hair and bonding with them in gender nonconforming ways.

The videos were far more popular than similiar social videos about black fathers connecting with their sons. And that struck Cherry as intersting. Cherry said thousands of users engaged with the videos because people “think this is an anomaly and they have never seen this before.”

“I saw this as a double-edge sword and wanted to normalize it,” Cherry said.

After analyzing the wave of videos, Cherry took to the crowdfunding platform Kickstarter in the summer of 2017 to gain monetary support to create an animated short film about a young black father doing his daughter’s hair for the first time.

Within the first six days of the “Hair Love” film campaign, Cherry exceeded the initial goal of $75,000. And by the end of the 30-day funding period, the drive went on to set today’s record as the highest funded animated short film campaign It raised over $280,000.

Out of the film came the children’s book Hair Love. The book features Zuri, the go-getter preschooler who thinks her big and fluffy hair is magical. And Stephen, the 20-something working father who is committed to his daughter even if it means watching YouTube to learn how to do her textured hair.

Cherry collaborated with Harrison to develop every aspect of both characters. Cherry said he imagined Zuri’s dad as the type of guy people would stereotype. Stephen has a noticeable tattoo on his right arm and wears shoulder length dreadlocks.

“We really wanted him to be a representative of the new wave of young black fathers who may look a certain way, but when it comes to their kids they would do anything for them,” Cherry said.

Growing up in the small town of Onley, Virginia, Harrison said she remembers wanting to have braids or other popular African American hairstyles, but she was too scared to ask her mother for them because she did not want the style to draw additional attention to her skin tone, especially since she was one of a few black people in the city.

Harrison said she is elated to illustrate a story about black hair because celebrating natural hair was something she did not see growing up.

Thank you, Matthew A. Cherry! We’re indebted to and inspired by your Hair Love journey celebrating positive images of men and children, especially young girls, of color.

If you enjoyed this hair story about Hair Love or have curl confession to share, we welcome your feedback in the comments section of this post. We also remind you to #AskKarlinesSalon about the proper care for all types and texture of hair. We’re just a call (561-471-0900) or click away.

Photo credit: Matthew A. Cherry Kickstarter Campaign


Hair Chat: Repair and Protect Hair Treatments

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Let’s have a hair chat about two treatments that are changing the game for hair repair and protection.

Olaplex is a professional treatment designed to strengthen hair damaged by excessive bleach, perms, relaxers, and/or heat styling. It restores compromised hair by protecting and repairing broken bonds, leaving the hair in good, healthy condition again. It is a three-step process. The first two steps require professional application and the third step requires at-home maintenance.  For natural hair divas, the following excerpts, originally published by Refinery 29, describe why some consider the treatment a “godsend.”

“Can you use Olaplex on natural hair” has nearly nine million page returns on Google — and for good reason. We know that the three-step system “glues” bonds together that have been damaged from processing and heat damage by “finding single sulfur hydrogen bonds and cross-linking them back together to form disulfide bonds,” Vanessa Boland, Olaplex’s Education Manager, says. It’s considered a godsend for some of Hollywood’s top stylists and colorists because of its ability to make hair stronger during a color treatment, but is it good for natural hair?

“It’s like a guardian angel [because] natural hair is usually dry, Jaxcee, a colorist at Hair Rules salon, says. “Lightening dry hair can be tricky because like a sponge, it soaks up any kind of moisture. If you use a high volume developer on your natural hair, it runs the risk of being over processed at a faster rate than hair that is less dry.” She says that for natural hair, Olaplex is like an “insurance policy against over processing damage.”

But Jaxcee says she uses it to prevent and heal more than just color damage. With the help of a bond builder (called bis-aminopropyl diglycol dimaleate, in case you were curious), it can even restore the hair’s natural curl after too much blow drying, flat ironing, or curling, as it helps rebuild the bonds in your hair that have been temporarily flattened.

Is Olaplex Safe For Natural Hair?

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Of the three-step system, No. 1 and No. 2 are done in-salon, as they’re both chemical treatments. No. 1 repairs the disulfide bonds that are separated as a result of chemical treatments or heat styling, Olaplex ambassador Chad Kenyon says. No. 2 completes the coloring process, once the dye has been applied. No. 3, on the other hand, you take home. It conditions and moisturizes, but is not to replace your regular conditioning treatments.

At Karline’s Salon, Formula 18 is our preferred bond repair-protection system.

Formula 18 hair reinforcement

Unlike other “bond building” products, which require multiple steps and include polymer-based resins, Formula 18’s one-step treatment uses specific plant based ingredients (tamarind extract, pea peptide, resurrection plant) for their genetic characteristics and amino acid structures. By combining these ingredients in a specific ratio, Formula 18 is a remarkable Plant Based Reinforcement product that works with virtually every chemical service and is excellent for grey and resistant grey coverage.

Formula 18 Gallery

For more information, #AskKarlinesSalon about the Formula 18 treatment at your next appointment.

Have a fabulous hair day!


What if Your Hair Hates Humidity?

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Let’s have a hairversation about humidity and what to do on those days when our curls droop, shrink, or  frizz. The following excerpts, originally published by Reader’s Digest, may provide a few solutions.

As you can guess, the water in the air is to blame for kicking off the reaction that makes straight hair wavy, wavy hair curly, and curly hair kinkier. Here’s what happens:

Each strand of your hair is made up of long keratin proteins, reports Smithsonian Magazine. Those proteins are attracted to hydrogen in water molecules and form hydrogen bonds. These bonds are weak and temporary and are broken and reformed every time your hair gets wet—that’s one of the reasons you have to restyle your hair after every wash.

As amazing as your hair may be, it can’t tell the difference between water from your faucet and water in the atmosphere. On a humid day, when there’s a lot of water in the air, those keratin proteins form these same hydrogen bonds; sometimes two keratin proteins go after the same water molecule which causes them to bond together. Sounds like trouble for you tresses? It is. When many of these hydrogen bonds are formed, strands of hair can fold back on themselves, resulting in…frizz.

Luckily, there are ways you can prevent frizz, starting with hair products that seal its cuticle so water can’t get in. These include serums and oils that you apply to damp hair…

Another option is to spritz on an anti-humidity spray to dry locks before heading outdoors.

Does your hair hate humidity? Remember to check the haircast here on karlines.com and #AskKarlinesSalon about products that maintain your style.  For more information, we’re just a call or click away.

Have a fabulous hair day!


Hair Gear Review: The Microfiber Towel

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In between salon visits, if you wash your hair at home, you may want to ditch the t-shirt and consider stocking up on a few microfiber towels to dry your hair. Two divas describe why they made the switch in this hair gear review.

Kayla Boyd:

I started using a microfiber hair towel and now I can\'t wash my hair without one

Having long, textured hair can be a bit of a burden sometimes. I am constantly getting hair all over my bathroom, I go through tons of hair products and my hair takes forever to dry. I have tried many, many different products when it comes to washing, styling and drying.

One product in particular that I swear by is my microfiber hair towel. I firmly believe that everyone with medium to long hair should have one. Of course, regular cotton towels can work fine. But, they NEVER stay on my head, and they make my hair frizzy. A few years ago, I started using the Turbie Twist hair towels and now I never wash my hair without one.

The microfiber material is super absorbent and helps to prevent frizz. It dries hair faster than other towels I’ve used. Plus, it will fit any head size.

Obviously, I love the fact that it cuts down on frizz and dries my hair thoroughly. But, my favorite part is that it keeps my hair out of the way. So, I can brush my teeth, do my makeup and pick out my clothes while my hair is drying. For that alone, it’s worth it.

Lauren Murray:

Microfiber Towel After

Lauren Murray | Photo credit: Phe Morgan

Microfiber towels are known for absorbing a ton of excess water from freshly washed hair, being gentle on curls, eliminating frizz, and enhancing natural curl definition, so it sounded like a winner to me.

I typically use a t-shirt when drying my hair after a wash day, so I grabbed one of my faves and put it to the test against the microfiber towel. When drying my hair, I use the plop method and let the shirt absorb any water for about 10 minutes. I did find that when using the shirt, it didn’t absorb a huge amount of water, so I did have to squeeze the excess out of my hair before I felt comfortable putting product into it for my style. Once I did that, I was good to go. The results I achieved were pretty normal for me, big hair, with slight frizz, and minimal curl definition.

On my second attempt at a Wash & Go, I dried my hair with the DevaCurl DevaTowel Anti-Frizz Microfiber Towel, meant to decrease frizz and enhance curl shape, without increasing breakage or damaging my hair. This was my first attempt at using a microfiber towel to dry my hair, and the difference in materials definitely showed. My hair had noticeably less frizz, and a lot more water was absorbed into the towel, as opposed to when I used the t-shirt. I used the plop method again when drying my hair this time, and let the towel soak up water for about 10 minutes. From there, I went in and applied my styling products and I was good to go.

Microfiber Towel

Lauren Murray | Photo credit: Phe Morgan

The day I used the t-shirt to dry my hair, I did have to use a bit more styling gel to really bring in more curl definition, but when I used the towel I didn’t have to do this. I will say though, I was pleasantly surprised at how easy it was to use the towel, and since I have purchased 3 of them (you can never have too many). lol, I think I have new fave when it comes to drying my hair and prepping for styling.

Visit naturallycurly.com to read Lauren’s entire hair testimony.

Whether you use a t-shirt or microfiber towel, remember to maintain your style with KS Satin, our exclusive line of luxurious fabrics for luxurious and healthy hair. In addition to wrap caps and pillowcases, Karline’s Salon now carries curl caps, scrunchies, and scarves in a variety of colors.  Shop online or at the salon.

Have a great hair day!


Sweet as Honey Balayage

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Izzy Bizu - honey balayage hair

Singer-songrwriter Izzy Bizu | Photo courtesy: Elle.com

 

Let’s have a hairversation about balayage and one of our favorite shades, honey balayage.  It’s sweet, warm, glowing, and gorgeous. Don’t confuse balayage, a seamless blend, with ombre, a clear fade line between colors.

Elle Magazine describes balayage as the “low-key sister” of ombre and recognizes British singer-songwriter Izzy Bizu, who sports honey balayage as a celebrity who does the balayage hairstyle right.

Instead of a perfect fade, keep some ends a little darker to add dimension to your summer look. This will bode especially well when your hair naturally gains texture from an ocean dip.

Read more at Elle.com

According to therighthairstyles.com, honey balayage looks great on almost any base hair color.

Honey balayage is a golden mean between highlights in blonde and brown. The one thing remains tricky – honey is warm, so you need to check if it will flatter your skin tone.

In general, the ideal combination for honey balayage is a light warm complexion with darker hair. The formula works with any eye color. So, if your skin has warm undertones, all shades of honey will be a right fit for you. According to colorists, the best skin tones for this type of highlights are olive, peachy, reddish, and sometimes dark deep skin tones. Golden balayage is also used to hide gray hairs, or as a transition from dark hair color to something lighter and cooler.

One of our clients, pictured below, rocks honey balayage as well as anyone we know.

Karline's Salon Client Honey Balayage

Karline’s Salon Client rocking honey balayage

 

Ready to try honey balayage?  Consult with your hairstylist or #AskKarlinesSalon –  we’re just a call or click away. In the meantime, enjoy these Izzy Bizu tracks, including a fabulous updated version of the Edith Piaf  hit “La Foule.”

 

Have a great hair day and may it be as sweet as honey balayage!


Back 2 Basics: Tea Tree for Healthy Hair

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Class is now in session, and it is time to go back to basics.  Whatever your hair type and texture, Karline’s Salon gives an A+ to the Paul Mitchell Tea Tree Collection, shampoos, conditioners, and nourishing oils for healthy hair care. The collection also includes skin care products, including soap, shaving gel, and aromatic oil that relieves skin irritation and soothes sore, achy muscles.

Named by Essence Magazine as Best in Black Beauty and winner of Harper’s Bazaar 2017 150 Beauty Must-Haves for Best Scalp Treatment (Tea Tree Special Shampoo), Paul Mitchell Tea Tree products are eco-friendly, vegan, and cruelty-free. The main ingredient, tea tree oil, has many healing properties —including the ability to reduce irritation, flakiness, and itchiness.  It prevents the buildup of dead skin cells and chemicals on your head to protect hair follicles from blockage and damage. The botanical ingredients and aromatherapeutic scents will do wonders not only for your scalp and for your hair, but also your spirit.

Whether your hair maintenance occurs in the salon or at home, here are two videos describing the benefits using Paul Mitchell Tea Tree products.

Ready to try Tea Tree for healthy hair? #AskKarlinesSalon, a Paul Mitchell Focus Salon,  for a recommendation that’s right for your hair type and texture.  Also, for a limited time, claim your Karline’s Salon coupon for a terrific discount on a Paul Mitchell Tea Tree duo, a package including a 10.14oz Shampoo and 10.14oz Conditioner in your choice of Lavender Mint for moisturizing, Lemon Sage for volume, or Special for color-treated hair.

For more information, call us at 561-471-0900 or make an appointment for your next visit and discover the essence of tea tree.


Women’s History Month 2019: Hometown Heroes

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There is no better way to celebrate Women’s History Month 2019 than to shine the spotlight on some of our fantastic clients. The women on this year’s list is by no means complete and we look forward to featuring more hometown heroes who are blazing trails and paving the way to make the world and our community better for all.

Join us in celebrating their contributions.

Judge Sheree Davis Cunningham

The Honorable Sheree Davis Cunningham is a judge in The 15th Judicial District of Florida (Palm Beach County). She was appointed by Governor Lawton Chiles in 1993 and was most recently re-elected to a new six-year term in 2016.

Cunningham received her undergraduate degree from Rutgers University and her J.D. degree from the Howard University School of Law. She worked as an assistant state attorney in the 15th Judicial Circuit from 1985 until she was appointed to the county court in 1993.

A 2012 HERLIFE Magazine cover story chronicles Judge Cunningham’s road to the bench. Here is an excerpt.

A steel gavel and a heart of gold are two reasons why Judge Sheree Davis Cunningham is making a world of difference in the South Florida judicial system. Since her appointment by Governor Lawton Chiles almost two decades ago, she has been faithfully servicing the public. Her appointment to the bench marked the first time in Palm Beach County history that an African-American woman has served as a judge. Since then, she has been recognized as one of Florida’s 25 Most Influential and Prominent Black Women, received the Heritage Leadership Award for Outstanding Community Service, and was the recipient for Extraordinary Commitment to Fairness in the Criminal Justice System for 2010.

Judge Cunningham shares with HLM about family, her faith and the road to the bench. But for Judge Sheree Davis-Cunningham, it’s more than just holding court and setting wrongs aright. It’s reaching beyond the bench and into the hearts of the community to make a difference. “I enjoy and care about people and work hard to be committed and patient as I perform my labor of love.”

Her ‘labor of love’ is serving the community of Palm Beach County. Her commitment to life, to her family and to God is what makes her a woman of difference.

Dr. Audeanne D. Donaldson, MSN, RN

Dr. Audeanne D. Donaldson has worked 25 years in healthcare, serving in various roles within the industry. She is an author, lecturer, and speaker, who motivates and moves her audience to a different state of mind. She challenges them to make a difference in the world, but, most importantly in their lives. Through the years, she has experienced God’s faithfulness through His promises and felt compelled to share her wonderful experience with others. She earned a PhD from Barry University and a MSN from Florida Atlantic University.

Support Dr. Donaldson’s latest publication, a compilation of daily devotionals entitled God’s Promises and Declarations for Your Life, and visit her website here, where you’ll find an inspirational array of note cards for purchase.

Audeanne D. Donaldson - God's Promises Book

Charice Marbury Robinson

Charice Marbury Robinson

Charice Marbury Robinson is Director of Program Budget for Children’s Services Council of Palm Beach County, a funding resource for programs and services that improve the lives of children and their families. Children’s Services Council focuses the majority of its funding on prevention and early intervention services for all Palm Beach County children so they grow up healthy, safe, and strong.

Robinson is also a past president of the West Palm Beach Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., a proud Wolverine (University of Michigan).

For more information, visit the websites of Children’s Program Council of Palm Beach County and the West Palm Beach Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

Dr. Janice Scott Cover

Dr Janice Scott Cover

Dr. Janice Scott Cover is an educator, author, and philanthropist. Her educational experiences include serving as a teacher, assistant principal, principal, Director of Elementary Education, Assistant Superintendent and Area Superintendent. Dr. Cover’s reputation as a turnaround principal with a successful school reform model is the focus of her book, 7 Insider Secrets: Transform your Low-Performing Elementary School and Score an A in Record Time.

Dr. Cover earned a Doctorate in Education and Master of Science in Educational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University, a Bachelor of Science Degree from Louisiana State University and a Diploma in Education from Moneague Teachers’ College in Jamaica. She has been a participant at the Harvard Institute for School Leadership and twice at Darden/Curry School Executive Leadership. She is an active member of the One Word at a time Elite writers’ Club and the Florida Writers’ Association.

Dr. Cover founded and is President of the Caribbean Educators’ Association (CAR.E), a (501) (c) 3 organization, which awards scholarships to graduating high school seniors.

Bookmark Dr. Cover’s website and follow C.A.R.E. on Facebook.

Denise Katz

Denise Katz-Escala

Denise Katz is the CEO/Founder of Escala Swim & Active Wear.

Denise was born in Jamaica and started her swim and active wear business under the Spunk swimwear label. She has been designing and manufacturing for over 25 years. Her collections have been sold across the Caribbean and Europe and showcased on the runways of the Pret-a-Porter in Paris and the Igedo in Düsseldorf Germany.

Escala Active Wear

Model wearing Escala Active Wear

Denise has dressed Miss Jamaica Universe and Miss Jamaica World contestants for many years. She has also worked with named actors such as Halle Berry.

For more information, visit Denise Katz and Escala online.

We salute all of our amazing clients and the work they do in the workplace, community, and at home. We thank them for trusting the care of their hair to us.

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