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Back2Basics: What's Your Hair Type?


Class is now in session, and it is time to go back to basics for an elementary lesson on hair type. Review the following strands of thought to understand your type of hair. Hairstylist Andre Walker is responsible for the Read more

Never Have You Ever Tried a Mayonnaise Hair Mask?


  Never have you ever tried a mayonnaise hair mask? There are a few strands of thought on this do-it-yourself mixture for hair moisture, frizz reduction, strength, growth, and yikes, lice treatment. A mayonnaise hair mask is touted as an alternative Read more

The beYOUtiful Life: Orange You Obsessed with this Nicki Minaj Hair Color


In this edition of the beYOUtiful Life, let's look at one of the hair colors Nicki Minaj rocked to usher in the start of a new season. We just have to ask, orange you obsessed?  We confess this color Read more

Transformation Day: The Benefits Of Flaxseed Oil For Hair!


According to registered dietitian and healthline.com contributor, Rachael Link, flaxseeds provide many health benefits and flaxseed oil, made from flaxseeds that have been ground and pressed to release their natural oil, has a wide variety of uses, ranging from Read more

The beYOUtiful Life: Rihanna's Short Bob


In this edition of The beYOUtiful Life, let's take a look at Rihanna's latest hairstyle, the short bob. There have been plenty of hair transformations this summer, but this one might just be the best one yet. As Cosmopolitan found, Read more

Hair Transformation Testimonies: The Journey from Relaxed to Natural


In this Transformation Day post, three women share their hair journeys from relaxed to natural. If you are thinking of or ready for a hair transformation, these true stories will inspire you. Michelle Thompson Personal-Finance Counselor and Coach, Washington, D.C. “I started Read more

Back2Basics: Summertime Care for Relaxed Hair


  Class is now in session, and it is time to go back to basics for a lesson on summertime care for relaxed hair.  Review the following tips and strands of thought to keep your relaxed hair healthy during the Read more

Hair Trend Weigh In — The Mohawk


What's old is new and in again! That's the story with the Mohawk, a style that's making a fashionable and functional comeback.  Our friends at the Jamaica Observer provide a few reasons to consider this bold hair style. The summer Read more

Hair Inspiration: Gabrielle Union's Beautiful Natural Haircut


Gabrielle Union's latest natural haircut is perfection. If you have ever feared the big chop or switching it up, worry no more. This hair transformation empowers and gives us life! Refinery29 went behind the chair with Gabrielle's stylist for Read more

The beYOUtiful Life: Hair Notes from the 2018 BET Awards


In this edition of The beYOUtiful Life, let's flashback to the 2018 BET Awards with a few hair notes and observations.         Every year, black women and men illuminate the BET Awards red carpet with an array of gorgeous beauty looks, Read more

Is Your Easter Bonnet Harmful for Your Hair?

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KS Easter Hats-1The Easter bonnet is steeped in history, tradition and culture. However, for obvious reasons, we hair stylists, “artists,” have a love-hate relationship with hats. In fact, it pains us to see our masterful work under cover. Think about it, would you visit a museum to see all of its artifacts under a cloth? How would you feel if you were an actor giving the performance of your life without an audience, or if you paid top dollar for tickets to see your favorite band and they played behind a curtain? Hair under a hat is like the air we breathe – you cannot see it. Our feelings aside, there are times, circumstances and occasions that you will choose a hat over your hairdresser’s ego. Therefore, we are not going to rain on your parade or spoil the best of your Sunday best to tell you not to wear a hat.   But we’d be remiss if we did not remind you that a hat is an accessory, and healthy hair is a necessity. So in the name of all things fashion, let us celebrate millinery (women’s hats) and how to wear them responsibly so that it does not damage your hair.

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The History of the Easter Bonnet

The history of the Easter bonnet goes back farther than many of us realize. Easter Bonnets even go farther back in time than Easter itself. The first bonnets, usually a circle of leaves and flowers, symbolized the cycle of the seasons and the coming of Spring. The Christian holiday of Easter celebrates new life and rebirth with pure and new clothing. Later on in history came the “Sunday of Joy,” the Easter after the end of the Civil War. This day allowed mothers and daughters to come out of mourning dawning pastel colors and incorporating the spring flowers. The 1870’s marked the beginning of the Easter Parade in New York. The Easter Parade allowed women to proudly show off their new spring clothing and Easter Bonnets.

The Easter fashion traditions are still alive today, celebrated among the young and old. Easter bonnets come in all shapes, sizes, colors and designs. Easter bonnets often mark the beginning of many people’s love of hats. Their beauty is well known and admired. They still symbolize new life in the coming of spring, warm weather and religious celebrations.

By Anne Kreke
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The Modern Day Bonnet

The New York City Easter Parade and Bonnet Festival along Fifth Avenue is one of the nation’s most celebrated traditions and traces its roots back to the 1870s. Let’s fast forward to the 2000s to admire some of the event’s most festive creations.

We cannot deny the strong, spiritual, year-round devotion to hats. On any given Sunday in many African American churches, you’ll find a creation, perhaps the work of a local millinery like LA’s Leola Speed, that will make you want to stand up and shout: Best in Show.

Wear Hats Responsibly!

So, should you choose to rock a hat for style, fun, convenience or shade (from the sun, not to throw an insult), do so in a way that maintains the health of your hair. Here are a few tips to wear a hat responsibly:

  • Use a daily moisturizer to prevent frizz and static caused by dryness.
  • Ask your stylist for about products that build volume because a hat will push your hair down and flatten your style.
  • Style your hair a bit fuller than you normally would before you put on a hat to keep some of the volume when you take it off.
  • Never put a hat on your wet hair. Doing so may cause tension, breakage and the ultimate case of hat head when the hair is dry.
  • Give your hair room to breathe. Wearing a tight hat causes the hair to get greasy at the roots but dry at the ends. When the hat rubs against dry hair, it may cause it to break. A tight hat will put pressure on your head (it should feel comfortable and not pressed against your head), crush your curls and make your scalp sweat, making the situation worse.
  • Wear a satin cap or scarf underneath your hat to prevent your hair from breaking and dryness and to preserve your hairstyle.
  • Look for hats with a satin or silk lining.
  • Straw hats should be tightly woven and smooth. If the straw is loose and sticks out of the hat, it will easily pull on the hair, making it break. If the weave of the straw isn’t tight enough, sun will shine through it and minimize the UV protection of the hat.

For more information, check out the links below or #AskKarlinesSalon. We look forward to seeing you at your next appointment.

Wearing Hats With Natural Hair for Minimal Damage – Visit this link.

Wearing Hats with Natural Hair – Visit this link.

Does Wearing Hats Have Any Effect on Hair Health? – Visit this link.

 


Hair History Corner: Olive Lee Benson, HerStory

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Hair History Corner: Comer Cottrell and the Jheri Curl

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What if Wednesday – Your Hairline is Thinning?

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Hair History Corner: Posner Bergamot

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What if Wednesday – You Want to Use Castor Oil on Your Scalp and Hair?

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What If Wednesday – You Want to Change Your Hair Color, But Don’t Want to Go to Extremes

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Hair History Corner: Lustrasilk

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Live Your Life, Love Your Hair and Take Good Care of You

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KS Monthly Blog Header-Octoberv2Live Your Life, Love Your Hair and Take Good Care of You is our motto for the month and we are breaking it down to remind you to Be inspired, Be Involved and BeYoutiful!

Live Your Life

Grammy Award-winning recording artist Jill Scott sings live your life like it’s golden in the chart-topping hit and we couldn’t agree more.

The message really hit home when we attended the third annual Pink Strydes Affair, a fashion show and fundraiser to support local breast cancer patients and survivors. We were inspired through cheers and tears for our courageous friends and neighbors determined to make the most of every moment.

Love Your Hair

We’re happy to announce Natural Hair Tuesdays for our natural hair divas. Head on over to our Specials Page to check out services with savings up to $50.00.

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Special Savings on Natural Hair Tuesdays at Karline’s Salon

Are you thinking of going from relaxed to natural hair? Visit this link to take the Transitioning Quiz, courtesy of Nappturality.

Take Good Care of You

Every year this month, our normally sunny South Florida skies are painted in shades of purple and pink to observe two very important causes: Domestic Violence Awareness Month and Breast Cancer Awareness Month. We take this opportunity to tell you about two local organizations in our area that provide help and hope. If you need them or would like to support them, reach out to them.

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The Florida Resource Center for Women and Children, based in Riviera Beach, FL, is an advocate for those affected by or at risk of domestic violence. Visit www.frcwc.org to learn more.

 

 

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Pink Strydes is a resource for breast cancer patients. Founded by the late Vanessa Robinson, a Palm Beach County salon owner and friend of Karline’s Salon, Pink Strydes bridges the gap between diagnosis, treatment and everyday life. Visit www.pinkstrydes.org to learn more.

 

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Karline Ricketts and the late Vanessa Robinson in 2012

 

Have a BeYoutiful October. Live your life, love your hair and take good care!


Meet Melissa Ormsby – a Karline’s Salon Super Hero

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Karline's Salon Stylist Melissa Ormsby (left) with salon owner Karline Ricketts

Karline’s Salon Stylist Melissa Ormsby (left) with salon owner Karline Ricketts

Hair Cares! A shout-out to our very own Melissa Ormsby for sharing her talent and her heart.

Melissa partnered with the Alliance for Kids, a Palm Beach County nonprofit organization that provides services to hospitalized children, to grant a back-to-school wish for a little girl at Palm Beach Children’s Hospital at St. Mary’s Medical Center. For her selfless contribution, the organization recognized Melissa as a Super Hero and a hair braiding fairy godmother. We could not agree more.

Melissa is a talented stylist who cares about our community. Click here to schedule an appointment with Melissa, our very own Super Hero, and experience her extraordinary powers.

Alliance for Kids Thank You Letter to Melissa

Alliance for Kids Thank You Letter to Melissa


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