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Current obsession: Oribe’s Imperial Blowout Transformative Styling Creme

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Usually, this blog is a space for our knowledgeable, talented stylists to share little bits of styling wisdom and all the hair tricks they have up their sleeves. But I really wanted to jump on here today and to fangirl about my latest obsession from Oribe, because I can’t stop talking about it (and everyone in my life has already heard me raving about this stuff, more than once). My name is Anya - I'm Extology Salon's social media and marketing gal, and so despite thinking about hair all day, I actually have no styling knowledge or experience, and often find myself in the same position many of you might be familiar with: staring at my wet hair, post-shower, dreading another tedious self-administered blowout, knowing I won’t be all that wowed or satisfied with the end result. Plus, lately, I've found my hair a little limper and flatter than I would like, so styling has been a real chore. (I’m blaming the cold winter, forced air, and possibly also just getting older). Enter: the Imperial Blowout Creme which has, without exaggeration, Changed. My. Life. Extology’s founder & Master Stylist Allana recommended I try the new product and I was hooked...
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Serene Scalp Rejuvenation

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As we hunker down for a chilly winter season, we wanted to treat your scalp to the ultimate soothing experience. Forced heat and blustery winter air can be a nightmare for flakiness, dryness, and scalp irritation, but we’ve got the ultimate remedy: For the rest of the month, mention this promo to add a 15-minute scalp rejuvenation to your service - absolutely FREE! This service will include a detoxifying treatment with our favorite Malibu Scalp Therapy crystals, followed by an Oribe Serene Scalp Scrub, to get your scalp feeling like its calm, happy self and primed for whatever service you’re about to get. Malibu Scalp Therapy is the ultimate flake fighter that naturally soothes and satisfies while instantly delivering vital nutrients to help relieve symptoms associated with dry scalp. Why is this a must have? It is the first ever 100% vegan crystallized flake fighter, instantly begins to soothe itching and irritation, infused with a one-of-a-kind blend of soothing botanicals and essential oils and is safe for lifestyle use, unlike many ‘traditional’ scalp products. As we mentioned earlier, it is 100% vegan, food-grade, wellness ingredients, infused with a B vitamin complex plus biotin for intensely therapeutic results, promotes a healthy scalp...
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Calling All Curly Girls (and Guys!)

By curly hair, hair tips, products
I'm sure you've all seen the magnificent Super Bowl performance by the stunning JLo and Shakira, and since everyone has been raving about those gorgeous Shakira curls, we wanted to let you in on a few secrets to having beautiful and bouncy curls of your own! Did you know that more than 65% of the population in the U.S. has curly hair?! Plus, so many of us have some kind of wave or texture that can be a little more complex to style. This number is only going to increase as the country becomes amazingly more diverse! There are so many product lines out there purporting to be "the best" for curls, and so many Instagram hair posts and blogs with all kinds of opinions on best practices for the best curls. Well, as a curly girl myself, I can tell you I've gone through them ALL over the years. So, I've got this down to a science, and have educated my whole staff about what I've learned over the years. Of course, there's a million different kinds of curls - so be sure to chat with us at your next appointment so we can customize a curly-hair-plan that's just...
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Unite Blonda Oil

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UNITE BLONDA OIL - FOR LOVERS OF BLONDE From the blonde-hair-care experts at Unite comes this high-powered oil that will deliver high-shine and moisture to all our platinum friends out there. Formulated just for blondes (which means it’ll keep your color and tone in tact), this argan-based oil is weightless, absorbs quickly, hydrates deeply, and gives fair hair the protection it needs. Apply it to damp or dry hair and say bye bye to frizz, heat & UV damage, and long blow-dry times. Blonda Oil is gonna be the new LOVE of your life! For a little more info on best practices with this powerhouse product, Unite put together a quickie explainer video below:
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Oribe Gold Lust Transformative Mask

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Last month, we told you all about our newest product line addition: Oribe. You guys are maybe even more stoked than we are! We've loved hearing all your feedback on how amazing their products are, and watching you fill up on the line from our retail shelves. So if your hair has maaaybe gotten too much Vitamin D over the last few months (or spent too many hours in salt water or chlorine) -- we feel you! We've got just the thing: Try Oribe's Gold Lust Transformative Masque. With a mix of white tea, baobob, jasmine extracts and Oribe's special bio-restorative complex, it'll give you back the softness and luster you had before you spent a few too many poolside days in a row! We like to leave it in for a while, even getting out of the shower with the mask in and a shower cap on; letting the product do its thing while we do our thing, and then rinsing out. Try it for yourself and feel the transformation! - Allana | View Portfolio | Read Bio
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Bringing Great Lengths Extensions To The Heart Of Boston

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Bringing Great Lengths Extensions To The Heart Of Boston As our name implies, we take hair extensions very seriously around here. Our founder and Master Stylist Allana has been on a career-long quest to find the best hair extension brands and partners to work with. We read, research, test, research again, test again, research again… So when we fall in love with a brand and a product, you know it’s for real! Which brings us to Great Lengths, our partners for bonded hair extensions. Great Lengths as a company has proven to truly be the world leader in high quality hair extensions, and they place value not only on the look and feel of the extensions but on the impact this industry has on the world we live in and its inhabitants. We are, in a word, obsessed with them! We love the hair and the brand, and we are so sure you will too.  Below, please find a very detailed explainer of what makes Great Lengths extensions stand out from other brands, and a video from the brand itself. If you're hair nerds like we are, we're sure you'll love learning about all the reasons we stand behind this...
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How To Use The 7Seconds BlowOut Creme By Unite

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Introducing the 7SECONDS BlowOut Crème that delivers a long-lasting blowout with ease. Its blow-controlling formula extends the life of your blowout by eliminating frizz, leaving hair smooth and shiny without buildup. Pre-Application: Shampoo and Condition with 7SECONDS Shampoo and Conditioner, or your favorite UNITE Cleanse and Condition system. Towel dry and apply 7SECONDS Condition Detangler spray and comb through to ends. Do not rinse. Step 1 Step 1: Apply 7SECONDS BlowOut Crème to damp hair and gently distribute from roots to ends. Amount used will depend on length, thickness and texture. Step 2 Step 2: Rough-dry hair about 90% to remove excess water. Then section hair into five sections. Using a UNITE Thermal Round brush work each section separately, starting from the back, moving on to sides and finishing with top section. Step 3 Step 3: Hot Tip: Don’t over dry hair, pay close attention to the heat-activated barrel. Once it turns white remove heat, and keep working through sections until hair is completely dry. Step 4 Step 4: First add volume by placing brush at root base, pulling the brush and dryer up and away from scalp. Step 5 Step 5: Then add smoothness and shine by holding brush and dryer downward continuing...
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How To Brush Hair Extensions

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We have all heard the horror stories about hair extensions damaging your hair and to be honest with you, most of them are true. This is not because the actual hair extensions damage your hair, it's because they are either put in wrong, too big and bulky, too heavy or the hair stylist never taught the person wearing the extensions how to properly take care of them. One major issue that I see is not brushing enough and allowing the hair extension bonds to get tangled at the root of your hair. This can cause quite a bit of damage. When hair gets tangled, there is pulling at the scalp and there is traction tension on your own hair. Once the hair has tangled enough to become matted together like a mini dread lock, this is the major danger zone. Here are some tips to avoid this little disaster: Curly Hair: If you have curly hair and you leave it curly you must brush your hair: Before getting in the shower to wash your hair When you are in the shower and your hair has conditioner in it (do not put conditioner directly on the bonds, unless your hair stylist...
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