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Because cleansing should be nourishing…For your hair!

Cleansing your hair,  not washing, washing is for clothes and cars, should be on the gentle cycle.  Here are some great tips, especially for the Winter.

  1. Good oils- Limit shampooing your hair to avoid stripping natural oils
  2. Preserve- Try and use sulfate-free and color-safe shampoos.
  3. Try a cleansing conditioner, to replace your shampoo, about once a week.
  4. Frizz control- Rinse with cooler water for more shine and less frizz.
  5. Kitchen tip- Do a coconut oil masque for 30 minutes, once a week.
  6. Ask your professional for more tried and true tips.

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2018, the year to be seen: What is trending in hair?


When you been doing hair as long as I have, you could run out of motivation and new ideas, but I don’t.  I always pay attention to trends and take education to re-inspire and motivate myself.  When that age old question comes up, from a guest in my salon, “What would you do to my hair ?” or “So what’s the latest styles that are popular?”

I not only reeducate myself, attend symposiums and get the knowledge and creative tools to be my best for myself and clients but encourage our whole team at Salon GW to do the same…guess what they do!

We love to see what is trending at the beginning of the year and look to style and fashionista publications to find out what’s hot.





5 Looks that are emerging for 2018:

  1. Nirvana Blonde- “If you’re going to dye your hair one color this year, make it Nirvana Blonde.”
  2. The Boyish Bang- “Choppy bangs that had a decidedly boyish quality to them.”
  3. Braids Are Back- ” raids of all kinds have made a comeback on the runway (including four-strand and fishtail).” 
  4. Double Barrette- “Two barrettes of your choice fastened parallel just above each temple. “
  5. Go Big- “If you have natural curls or texture—don’t just wear them, flaunt them.”


Hair: Fit and Trim

If you want to maintain your length, opt for a trim every four to six weeks, since any growth on short hair is more noticeable than on long hair. If you‘re ready to grow your hair out, you can wait longer — up to four-six months before your first trim, and then every six-twelve weeks after that

Some of you become afraid of a trim, try using the term “Dusting” because many stylists don’t seem to know the meaning of trim anymore:

According to Editorial Hairstylist James Pecis:

Dusting : The term people who really mean “just a trim” need to know when they go into the salon. “It’s when you literally just cut the ends of the hairs that are split or broken,”—nothing else to it.

Summer and sun can be hard on your hair, so a good dusting and using products with some protection like Wella Sun Protection Spray

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New Hair, New Look, New You!! Be seen in 2017!

Admit it. You haven’t changed your hair color and style in a very long time.

There is a lot of fear involved in changing our look. We get comfortable and set in with our image and tend to ignore how we really feel about our self esteem. Depending on your age and where you are in life can greatly impact this.

Don’t be afraid. Be bold, get excited and take the leap. The new shorter cuts seen on celebrities like Jenna Elfman are fabulous. Certain styles may not translate as well as you get older — but that doesn’t mean you should forgo hair trends altogether once you reach your 30s, 40s, 50s and beyond. Continue reading…

Fall hair color sounds good enough to eat!


According to Good Housekeeping magazine 

“Ecaille, cinnamon swirl, buttery? It sounds like a French cafe menu, but these are the hottest hues this year so far.”

Consider your skin tone and desired results when choosing your shade (the color) and level (lightness or depth).   For instance, if you have pale alabaster skin, most red shades will compliment your look. Most of the ads we see today feature picture perfect skin and youthful aged models wearing the hottest colors.
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