HairToStay

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Lola Hair Studio is proud and happy to support the HairToStay nonprofit organization for the second year in a row! This is the first and only organization dedicated to helping cancer patients afford scalp cooling, a treatment that helps reduce chemotherapy-induced hair loss. We will be donating 5% of all services between December 26th and January 5th. Keeping normalcy in one’s life can help keep the confidence that often goes a long way when facing any battle, including such a stressful, life changing ordeal as cancer.


This treatment is somewhat new to the US but has been used successfully for decades in Europe. Cooling the scalp during chemo helps prevent hair loss by reducing blood flow to hair follicle cells. This method helps expose the follicles less to chemotherapy medications and reduces the effect of chemo medications on the hair growth.


There are two kinds of caps, manual and automated. Manual caps must be changed throughout treatment. They require a source of refrigeration to keep replacement caps cold – usually dry ice, although some centers have dedicated freezers. Automated Systems are self-contained refrigeration units that continuously cool the cap during treatment, eliminating the need for multiple caps.


HairToStay was launched in April 2016, with a goal of building a national subsidy program that could be supported by partnerships with both philanthropic and commercial organizations.

HairToStay has raised over $1M and has awarded subsidies to over 800 patients!

Lola Hair Studio will be donating 5% of all services between December 26th and January 5th to help support the accessibility of these caps to patients who may otherwise not be able to afford one. Please help us in our efforts to give cancer patients an opportunity to reduce at least one stressor in their fight against cancer.

 

Posted on November 9, 2018 .

Fall Hair Inspiration

Fall is the perfect time to make a change in your hair, and it’s fun for your stylist too!  Whether you’d like to change to an easier style, a deeper shade, or new shaping, we’ve got plenty of ideas for you that are trending this fall.  See below for inspiration for men and women.

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Women’s Cuts

Everyone is cutting the long lengths!  Shorter cuts and shags are the go-to this year. No more super long beach waves, this fall it’s time to take off all of the summer damage. From chin length to collarbone, there is a cut for any face shape and texture. Go for shaggy layers on longer lengths, for an easy to care for cut with plenty of movement and styling versatility.  Styles can go from 70’s glamour to 90’s grunge or mix in a little of both.

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For shorter styles, keep the layers a little bit longer for a constructed yet soft shape. This works well on fine to medium crops. For thick or curly girls, The triangle bob is catching like wildfire. The name is intimidating but it’s cut quite like the other short bobs for straight hair, with longer layers. This cut is all about creating a shape that works with your bulk instead of deconstructing it.

Women’s Color

With the cooler days, hair color tends to get deeper, richer and more dimensional. If you’re not looking to completely overhaul your signature shade, have no fear! These fall trends are all about mixing in to what you’re already rocking.

Blondies

If you’re blonde, you’ve probably put in a lot of effort to get it there and maintain it. If you want to switch it up without creating a whole new you, why not try a new tone? A honey blonde glaze will change your look and it will be sure to fade as the weeks move into winter. Or put in a few tone on tone blonde placement pieces to create dimension, add a little depth and make your existing blonde really pop.

Ravishing Reds

There’s nothing quite like a red-head.  If you can wear red, you absolutely should, says Lola Hair Studio owner, Anna Walsh.  If you’re a natural red head, enhance your fire with a rich, high gloss color or multiple tones for a more interesting look.  Tones we’re seeing fall more in the “natural” red category or auburn. Golden Coppers, Cinnamon & Orange Infused Auburn are just a few ways to step out this fall.

If you are using color to warm up your tones, there are great ways to impart some spice. If you’re a brunette on the ashy side, weave in some auburn or ginger highlights (depending on how dark your hair is). This creates a soft cool red that still goes with your skin tone and allows you to walk on the wild side without fully committing to becoming a redhead. And chestnut tresses are a perfect match for the rose brown trend! It’s the new rose gold that can be better customized to fit any skin tone.

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Brunette

Rich, deep browns are often a fall favorite, this year tone on tone hues and color melting hold strong. If you stick to a one process, and are feeling sassy this fall, tone on tone placement pieces are your best bet. Your stylist can paint in some deeper or mixed toned placement pieces. This technique brings you color to a whole new level while still staying true to your classic brunette. Think of it as your very own signature color. Check out Mila Kunis, Vanessa Hudgens, Gal Gadot, Tessa Thompson and Olivia Culpo’s brunette shades for inspiration! Mixing warm and cool tones is totally on point this fall as well. Mushroom brown (super ugly name, super rad shades) mixes in lots of violet undertones, leaving a flattering (for almost every brunettes), smoldering pallette. For those with already ashy tones, adding neutral to warm brown adds depth and creates a smoky brown fit for a flannel/hot chocolate party.

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Men

Gone are the days of structured coifs and layering products, men’s hair is going back to basics just in time to match with the comfort of a button down flannel or a cool classic leather jacket. This fall, all men’s cuts are based on old classics with just little changes to update and customize to each crop. This means whether your hair is fine, wavy, thick, curly, straight, or thin, you can make one of these styles work.

Those who like length and need to migrate from a topknot or manbun (and please do), this season you can brush it back. This cut is great with or without a part, as you can slick it back for a more refined night out or just loosely push it back with your hands when you’re just lounging out during say.. a horror movie marathon. The length should stay between chin and collar.

Use your natural texture, done - but undone and for crying out loud put something in it!  If you have fine hair, products will help give it the look of texture and density. Thick/Wavy?  The right products will help tame the wild beast and also keep you from looking like you’re wearing a helmet.  Think Antonio Banderas. His short crop is super curly but when it’s collar length, he’s able to comb it back and keep it tamed. Bradley Cooper and Patrick Dempsey are great examples of this look working with wavy hair. Longer lengths always need extra moisture, especially curly and wavy hair. Ask your stylist what your best options are in styling and products for your hair type.

Beards are getting a little bit easier to maintain as well. No clean shaven faces here. Rocking everything from 4 day stubble to a full, grown out manicured face mane, a little slack on the trimmers is the name of the game. The one trend that's been cropping up is the beardstache. A combination of stubble and ‘stache, this allows for low maintenance upkeep as long as its groomed correctly. Grow the ‘stache beyond the corners of the mouth but not beyond the jawline. This will not work with patchy beards (sorry you guys may just need to stick to clean shaven or next day stubble). This look gives the masculine ruggedness of sporting an all out beard while still being appropriate enough to live life indoors and keep your 9 to 5. But when you do spend a night around the campfire, that little scruff will keep your face protected from the cold.

Autumn marks the beginning of a new round of social adventures. So while you’re warming up next to the fire, sipping on hot toddies or cozying up in thermals to keep warm, remember that when you look your best, your feel good confidence and energy radiate to those around you.

Posted on October 3, 2018 .

Fashion Hair Color - What you should know before jumping in

Fashion Colors - What you should know before jumping in


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Pastel, metallic, neon, rosé. Whatever suits your fancy, your hair can now be adorned with splashes, melts, peekaboo strands, and all over saturation of beautiful non-conforming hues. Unnatural tones in hair is now one of the most asked for color services in salons. Here are a few things you need to know before taking the plunge.



Plan accordingly!

Plan to be in the chair for a minimum of 3 hours for your first appointment. Have color in your hair already? To get pure pigments in their brightest, clearest, truest form, all of that color needs to be taken out. Your hair will need to be cleared and lightened to the appropriate level. Pastels and platinums on your brain? Your hair will need to be lightened to a very pale yellow (basically white).  You’re on a journey, your hair may not be to 100% of your desired color in the first visit. It will get better each time.

It may take a couple appointments and a lot of reconstructor if you have lots of color in your hair, if your hair is dark or if your hair is fragile. No self respecting stylist will attempt these colors on hair that won’t make it. This may require gradual lightening to keep your hair intact. What good is a beautiful color if its on crunchy, broken, frizzy spaghetti hair?

Make no mistake, this process can be drying and damaging to your hair because of this process. Never had a chemical service done to your hair before?  Your hair will feel different than it did when it was in its natural state. However, don’t worry, a great stylist will take into account the proper precautions and additional treatments needed to maintain the integrity of your hair.  



Bring your wallet!

Achieving that beautiful pastel blush is time consuming and a detailed intricate process and takes a lot of time and good quality color and products, assuming you want it professional and well done.  The time it takes will reflect the cost of the services.



Protect your investment!

Buy the shampoo your stylist tells you to buy. You just spent hundreds of dollars attaining your dream shade. A salon won’t guarantee the color and won’t do redo’s on a color that you say fell out when you used Pantene or a drugstore-bought professional shampoo (read: black-marketed, expired, tainted). Telling you to use a professional shampoo and conditioner (especially ones for specified colors and tinted ones) isn’t a stylist trying to make a sale. It’s to guarantee that all the work and hours she just put into your hair doesn’t go straight down the drain.

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Be Honest!

When coloring your hair, nothing is ever guaranteed. And that is why your stylist is asking every question under the sun about your hair. Tell them everything they could possibly want to know about your prior hair services or DIY attempts.  It’s for your benefit.

Be Realistic!

Fashion colors aren’t always attainable in one salon sitting. It is a process.  Corrective colors are priced according to experience and the time it takes to get the job done. This is why we highly suggest a full consultation before you even book your appointment so that your stylist will know exactly what she will be doing and you will know exactly how much you will be paying. But if you guys do decide spacing it out over a few appointments, it’s still exciting to be a whole new shade each round!

If you bring pictures, be prepared to explain what it is you like about the hair in the picture and ask for swatches of that shade so you can see it on yourself. Often, thanks to lighting and photoshopping, colors on the models look like universally appealing colors. They’re not. Sometimes no matter how cool that Instagram celebrity looks in a navy to light blue ombre, it might just a little too bright of a color to bring into your 9-5. Or even for your skin tone. Or your style. Sometimes it helps to find a picture of hair that you love and put your thumb or hand over the rest of them so you’re just looking at the hair. That way you can see just the hair, not the whole look.  Also. Believe us when we say it’s a wig or it’s photoshopped. It’s not that we don’t want to do that super awesome color, it’s just not a realistic expectation.

Plan to maintain!

What will it take to keep your locks looking fresh?  Frequent re-applications of color. Pure pigments don’t last in the hair due to the nature of the molecules.  You may be looking at every 4 weeks give or take depending on the color. You may not necessarily need to re-lighten every time - unless you’re planning to be bright/pastel roots to ends.  Swim? Wash often? Maybe even less time. As your hair grows in, it will eventually need to be re-lightened and colored accordingly - maybe every 8ish weeks.

Don’t sweat it!  

Stylists love to perform fun, out of the ordinary services. We have a creative brain, it gives us energy and makes us happy when you are happy.  We just want you to know what it takes and be 100% sure that you’re willing to take the plunge. We only want the best experiences for our guests so we want you to have all the information you need to make a great choice for yourself.  Don’t want to take on the commitment? No worries, we’ll find something else cool for you to do with your hair.

Posted on October 3, 2018 .

Skin Inspired - Hair Facial

It's true, our hair is an extension of our skin.  Therefore, we should treat it as such.  We would like to invite you to visit our salon, Lola Hair Studio, to try our new customized hair treatment. We have taken the idea of a facial and applied it to the hair to create a soft, shiny, hydrated everyday look. This unique treatment will not only boost hydration and shine, it is also great as a pre- treatment for a coloring service. Your hair will look and feel like a million bucks!  Read more below.

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Here's what happens.  Your stylist will have a hair and scalp consultation with you to determine what the needs are.  Then your stylist will decide on the best exfoliant and after treatment for your hair and scalp.  Everyone can use a hair facial!  Here are some examples of why your hair may benefit from a Hair Facial:

  • Mineral/well water build-up
  • Product build-up
  • Brassy or dull blonde
  • Hair needing youth, revitalization or a refresh
  • Dry, itchy scalp from product build-up
  • Clean palette before a color service
  • Hair needing vibrance, hydration or repair

Then, you will be escorted to the shampoo sink to exfoliate the hair, then your head will be wrapped in a warm aromatherapy (if desired) towel and placed under heat for 5 minutes.  After the exfoliant is rinsed, you will enjoy the appropriate finishing mask or treatment and a luxurious head massage.  You're then off to your next service - be it a blow dry, haircut or color, relaxed and refreshed.

Posted on July 24, 2018 .

FRIZZ FREE - NEWER!! BETTER!! FASTER!!

At Lola Hair Studio, we are always evolving with YOU in mind.  Technology and formulas change and improve and we want to be right at the cutting edge of it.  With that, we bring you a new and improved Express Keratin Blow Dry by Keratin Complex.  Now through August 31st, get 20% off this $120 service.  For a limited time, ONLY $96!

Keratin Complex Express Blow Out is the perfect one hour in-salon service to reduce frizz, curl, and styling time for up to 6 weeks. It’s ideal for that client who desires smooth, silky, manageable hair, and absolutely heaven sent for the stylists interested in creating additional salon revenue! With a unique formulation utilizing Trionic Keratin Protein and a Co-Polymer delivery system, the system allows your client to perform same-day washout (as soon as 8 hours).

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Posted on July 24, 2018 .

Featured Salon Tour by Modern Salon

"Unlike any other salon in the area, Lola Hair Studio combines modern and classic design elements. The space offers a dramatic contrast of light neutral expanses, and pops of dark color with clean lines."

Check out the article to find out more!

Posted on July 17, 2018 .

COMING SOON!! AMERICAN WAVE

 

American Wave creates soft, natural-looking wave and curl patterns for today’s style-conscious client. Whether you want to increase volume, make curls, or add beach waves this professional service offers the permanent creation of texture. 

The system uses editorial hair setting techniques for fashionable looks. The ionic waving lotion reduces stress on hair, smoothes the cuticle, and encourages wave and curl patterns that are tailored to the characteristics of each person.

Clients with all hair types are eligible for American Wave. American Wave is not suitable for bleached hair, or heavily highlighted hair. American Color Wave is compatible with almost all hair colors, however, a consultation is recommended for anyone with heavily lightened hair. 

Stay tuned for more information!

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Posted on June 28, 2018 .

Refer a friend - get $50!

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When it comes to Summer hair, I like to think of it as sexy, loose, beautiful and free, no matter the length. The beauty of summer is the freedom to have a great looking ponytail.

However you feel this summer, you need to match it to your persona.
So whatever Lola you have in you- athletic, boyish, rock-n-roll, simply boho- the most important thing is to rock a cut and color to match.

So let's find that look you want this summer. Let's find your Lola!
And to even make it more fun, if you send us a friend
to find their own summer look, we will give you a $50 gift card.

We are offering this because we want to spend our days with awesome clients like you! So who better to find a great new guest than ask the ones we get to work with already?


Here is how it works:

You send us a new Lola guest to receive a service or product between through August 31, 2018 and you get a $50 gift card towards any service or retail! To redeem, show this email (print or digital) at time of service.*

*Purchase must be $90 or more.  Not redeemable for cash & cannot be combined with any other service.  New clients only.

Posted on June 28, 2018 .

Grey Is The New Black

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          When your hair starts greying, many things about it change. In addition to the different colors growing in, the texture may seem more coarse, wiry or untameable and its reaction to color services may differ. This means the way you color, care and treat your hair should shift as well to keep strands worthy of envy.

 

 

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Grey and white hair occurs as the hair shaft begins to produce less melanin. Because melanin is lacking, the strands become thinner and the cuticle more fragile and easily damaged. Often as the hair becomes grey, your scalp starts to produce less oils that protect and soften your hair. The hair then becomes dehydrated and in turn, feels coarser and kinkier.

This process can be a lot easier to handle with the use of moisturizing and strengthening shampoos, conditioners and care products. If you already use professional products, all you need to do is switch to a different version. For example, if you use Oribe’s Signature Shampoo and Conditioner, use Oribe’s Silverati Shampoo and Conditioner instead. This is because products specifically designed for grey hair have high levels of moisture to help calm, soften and protect your hair. They also have neutralizing tones to help combat the yellowing caused by minerals in water and hair products like argan oil. If you use hair products, try adding a leave in conditioner or hydrator like Oribe’s Supershine Moisturizing Cream. Sometimes, all you need is moisture instead of hold to tame your texture.

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Greying strands may react differently to the color. Grey is often more resistant and regrowth may be more noticeable. This means you may have to process a little longer, your stylist may change your formula or you might even switch it up completely. Some clients start using a demi permanent when their hair becomes more than 50% grey. This is because it helps blend the grey and it fades out gradually for a much softer grow out. Demi permanents like Goldwell Colorance also help smooth the cuticle and add shine, making hair feeling better than it did before the color. If you’re considering color, you can always talk to your stylist at Lola Hair Studio and ask about all of your options.We also have a previous blog highlighting different color services, titled Men’s Haircolor, which explains a little more indepthly the differences of each service and color.

We always encourage whatever you’re comfortable with so if you wanna rock it, by all means, wear it proud! Make sure you get regular trims (every 4-12 weeks depending on your haircut), to keep split ends at bay and always use a heat protectant when blow-drying or using styling tools. If you need an extra boost of moisture or repair, consider a glossing treatment or a hair mask once a week like Oribe’s Signature Moisture Masque or Intense Conditioner for Moisture and Control. Your stylist can use the products in your hair during your visit so you can see and feel the difference. It’s possible to have beautiful, shiny, smooth grey hair. All it takes is a few little changes!

By Sasha A.S.

Posted on June 14, 2018 .

Maximize Your Fine or Thin Hair

When styling fine hair, there are special tips, tricks and techniques to help you recreate your salon look or create your own special event hair that will last well into the night. Here at Lola Hair Studio, you can always ask our stylists for how-to’s and product recommendations to style and maintain your perfect look.

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     To emphasize a head of fine hair, a good cut is imperative. Talk with your stylist about what you can do to achieve a fuller look. There are plenty of techniques your stylist can use when cutting to maximize your locks.

      When blow-drying fine hair with a volumizing blowdry spray or mousse, the key is a where the hair cools. Think of it like a fresh baked cookie. When they are hot, they’re soft and fall apart but when cooled, they set and hold their shape. It’s the same kind of thing when using a brush and blowdryer.

To create volume through the crown (include top 2 sides of the hair 2” behind hairline):

  • Using a blowdryer and brush, dry the section then hold the hair up with the brush letting the root cool before letting the section down to go to the next

  • Or use velcro rollers! Either wrap the section of hair you just blow-dried with a brush around the roller or just pop the roller underneath the root, closest to the top of that section for maximum lift

  • When finishing, lift each section, take out the roller and spray a texture spray like Oribe’s Dry Texture Spray or Swept Up Powder Spray. Then tousle the roots to distribute and shake any excess product

  • For extra reinforcement, you can also lightly back comb starting about an inch above the scalp.

     

     What to do if your curls fall out soon after you finish styling? Products with grip and special prep techniques will help immensely. Fine hair is like silk. Silk slides and slips, which is great with hair if you are going for a straight, smooth finish, not so conducive to curls and upstyles. Adding a texture product creates more of a velcro effect, the hair helping itself stay in place. After your hair is dry, prep for curls by adding texture products from roots to end, concentrating most on the roots.

A useful prepping technique is to crimp before curling (and before creating an upstyle):

  • Take a medium section of hair and pull out straight from the head. Using a mini corrugated crimper (much like the Bed Head Mini Travel Crimper), crimp close to the root, skip a similar sized section, crimp, skip, crimp, all the way down the hair shaft. Do this for every or every other section.

  • After crimping is done, let the hair cool completely

  • Curl your hair as usual, making sure to break up those sections so that when it’s finished you can still slightly see the texture but there are no fully defined sections of crimping.

 

     When it comes to creating bodacious styles with fine hair, think of it all as a house. The cut being the foundation, the crimping as the walls, the texture spray and cooling as the support beams and hairspray as the roof.  Although it sounds like a lot, once you get it down, it’ll actually cut your styling time as these are simple tricks are meant to help get and keep the look you want without the need to restyle or the worry over your style lasting the night.

Posted on May 25, 2018 .