Thursday, August 11, 2016

Platinum State of Mind by Cheryl Farman Salon Sanity Stylist

A Platinum State of Mind

With warmer weather comes lighter hair, and now is the perfect time to start protecting your new summer look! Say goodbye to the brassy effect that the sun leaves behind, and say hello to Perfect 4 Platinum, a system designed to help fragile, highlighted and highly lifted hair retain its fresh-from-the-salon vibrancy. With a set of Perfect 4 Platinum shampoo and conditioner, your lighter locks will stay healthy and bright all summer long!

While many products out there claim to maintain the lighter look, the majority of those products come with the added cost of dryness or damaged-looking hair. Perfect 4 Platinum shampoo and conditioner work to restore and fortify fragile hair with a moisturizing, salt-free formula. This helps detangle and smooth hair while perfectly protecting the color. The natural ingredients make color stripping a thing of the past, as they work to nourish and soften blonde hair.

Perfect 4 Platinum includes breakthrough strengthening technology with protein-rich keravis, plant extract of chamomile to soften hair, plant extract of lemon to brighten the color, and the nourishing plant extract of coriander. The formula works to restore and protect for a longer-lasting, truer and cooler blonde hair color. Pick up your Pureology Perfect Platinum products at Salon Sanity.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Wedding Day by Cheryl Farman

Wedding Hair Tips and Tricks Every Bride Must Know

Ah... your big day is coming up! Congratulations! Chances are, you've got all your Pinterest boards set up with wedding hair, dresses, flowers, and decor inspiration. How exciting! Now it's time to actually bring your perfect wedding vision to life.

Saying 'yes' to the dress can definitely be hard but sometimes, deciding on a hairstyle can often be even harder. Let's face it, your wedding day is NOT the day you want to have a bad hair day!

In this post, we will share our favorite tips and tricks to ensure a stress-free, great hair day at your wedding. If you're a bridesmaid, a wedding guest, or mother of the bride and groom - keep reading!

Picking the right wedding hairstyle

Do you want to have your hair up in an updo? Wear it down in soft waves? Maybe a half-up braided hairstyle? Wedding hair options are endless! Before you decide, let's take a deep breath and consider a few key factors first:

What's your dress like?

Your hair shouldn't be competing with your dress. It should complement it. If your dress is simple, it's safe to go with a more dramatic hairstyle. If your dress is an extravagant ball gown full of sparkly details, maybe consider doing a more subtle yet elegant updo. If your dress has a gorgeous open back design, then a side pony or braid would be ideal.

What's the weather like?

If the wedding takes place inside or during cooler climates, it's safe to go for those gorgeous cascading curls or any other hairstyle of your choice. But if you're getting married in a hot, humid climate? Definitely go for a more put-together hairstyle like an updo, where you won't need to worry about the frizz and the hair sticking to your back. You will thank yourself on your wedding day!

What's your hair length and volume?

It's easy to fall in love with a Pinterest hairstyle, only to find out that your hair isn't nearly long or thick enough to pull it off. In this case, consider only looking for hairstyles that can be done on shorter hair. Otherwise, thankfully, you can wear hair extensions to achieve that perfect hairstyle of your dreams.

Do a trial run ahead of time

Once you've decided on a hairstyle that you like, we can't stress how important it is to do a trial run with your hairstylist! Only when recreating the style in real life do the little "oh no"s come out. Is your hair long enough for it to be safely secured all day? Do you have enough hair to make the hairstyle look as voluminous and impressive as the photo you've seen? Does it even look good with your hair texture and face shape? It's always better to address these last minute surprises ahead of time, instead of stressing out the week (or even worse - the day) before!

Tip: Bring a visual to your hairstylist

Providing your hairstylist with photos of exactly what you're looking for will help avoid any miscommunications and misunderstandings. After all, everyone's idea of the perfect soft waves or updo is completely different. Time to whip out that Pinterest board you've spent countless hours creating ;)

Do NOT get a haircut right before your wedding.

We cannot count the number of times we hear about something like this happening:

It's definitely not something you want to happen right before the big day (but if it already did...DON'T PANIC! Hair extensions to the rescue!). Plan ahead and trim your ends a few months before the wedding day for healthy looking hair, and be sure to keep your locks nourished until then .

One last and most important thing to remember is that your wedding is YOUR day. YOU decide what will make you feel happy and beautiful. If that means leaving your hair as is or rocking the simplest hairdo, so be it. As long as you feel happy and beautiful on the inside, you will be the most lovely bride on this planet.

What kind of hairstyle are you thinking of for your big day? If you're already married, what kind of hairstyle did you have? Did you have it professionally done? We'd love to hear your stories! Share them in the comments below.