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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 Trend Weigh In: Unicorn Rainbow Hair


Two years ago, what we thought was a passing whimsical fad, is now a full-blown color trend: Unicorn Rainbow Hair. We're way beyond the My Little Pony obsession and deeply rooted in the power of multicolor hair expression. In What's Read more

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.

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

Have a fabulous hair day!


How Mean is Chlorine?

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How mean is chlorine? In a nutshell, very, especially when you live in the South Florida tropical paradise where the pool is your playground.  Chlorine is a bully and can wreak havoc on natural, color or chemically-treated (think relaxed) hair. It can make your hair dry, cause irritation on scalp and skin, and can even make your bright new color fade into the sunset.  Here are three strands of thought, followed by a few tips to protect your hair from the harsh effects of chlorine.

Effects of Chlorine on Human Hair

All swimmers have experienced damaging effect of chlorinated water in a swimming pool or spa on their hair. In order to understand how chlorine is damaging hair, we need to look at hair and the chemicals used to treat water.

Can Chlorine Ruin My Hair?

Most of us have heard the rumor. I’m talking about whispers of chlorine damaging your hair. Or even worse, people warning that chlorine can turn your beautiful, newly colored locks into a wretched green color. With summer coming up FAST, you’re probably wondering if this rumor is true?

Protect African American hair from chlorine damage

The exposure of African-American hair to chlorine and how it can become more susceptible to breakage and damage. How to protect the hair.

Protection from the Harsh Effects of Chlorine

Your Hair:

  • Make sure it is well-conditioned.
  • Wear a swim cap.
  • Rinse the hair thoroughly and apply conditioner after your pool session.

 

Your Hair and Skin:

How to Protect Every Inch of Your Body From Chlorine Damage

The ultimate summer day is when a good portion of it is spent lounging at the pool. And while you’ll log in some quality reading hours and rack up some great summery Instagrams (hello, inflatable swan!), spending too much time submerged will leave you with bigger bummers than just pruney fingers.


If you are an occasional or regular pool enthusiast, #AskKarlinesSalon about more ways to protect the health of your hair.  We’ll help you stand up to the chlorine bully with a hair maintenance program that includes a minimum of four visits and products for at-home care – all at an exceptional price. For more information, call us at 561-471-0900 or make an appointment for your next visit.


Mane-ly on Monday: Satin Secrets

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Mane: a reference to hair
Monday: the second day of a hair professional’s weekend

Even on a stylist’s day off, she – that would be me – is still thinking about your hair! Welcome to my Mane-ly Monday, a time and space for collective observations and opinions on all things hair: the trends, techniques, treatments, tools, environment and more. As I reflect and recharge, I am excited about the launch of the KS Hair Care Shop, which features our exclusive line of satin accessories to protect your hair and maintain your style!

Satin is one of the best-kept secrets of at-home hair care for all types and textures. It is an investment you will not regret. Unlike other fabrics, such as cotton and wool, satin maintains the hair’s natural moisture, prevents breakage and reduces frizz. It is a smooth fabric that does not pull or tangle the strands of the hair. We recommend using a satin accessory when you sleep, rest, relax or workout. You can even use our Satin StyleGuard underneath a shower cap, cherished wool hat or Easter bonnet.

So toss the uncomfortable rollers, pins and harmful bandanas. Wrap your hair in our Satin StyleGuard or lay your head on a KS Satin Pillowcase for healthy and happy hair.

Have a great week!!

Karline

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