As stylists, we are always prescribing the best products for our client’s hair. We want you to use what we use so that you can achieve the professional results that we get. We recommend the perfect shampoo and conditioner for your hair and scalp. The best styling products to get that perfect look. But there are more than products to help keep your hair in tip top shape. One thing we feel that is really important is the towel you use after shampooing. At SalonU, we only use microfiber towels on our client’s hair.
Why microfiber? Microfiber has a lot of benefits over a cotton or terry towel. Let’s look at what happens when you shampoo your hair in the shower. First, you are probably using hot water, I don’t know too many people who prefer a cold shower. Hot water swells the cuticle of the hair. Anytime the cuticle is open, damage can occur. Scrubbing your hair with a cotton towel roughs up the cuticle even more, I can imagine the ends splitting at the mere thought. NEVER scrub your wet hair with a towel, any towel.
Too much friction not only roughs up the cuticle, but can also cause frizziness. Gently squeeze the moisture from your hair and then wrap it up turban style. Give it 5-10 minutes for the moisture to be absorbed. A micro fiber towel is gentler on the hair and absorbs water quicker. This means less blow dry time and less damaged hair. You can do your make up while your hair is wrapped. A microfiber towel also stays in a turban better, a cotton towel can fall off, and that’s annoying. Curly hair? Micro fiber towels are a must have. Less moisture, less damage, less frizz, and curls stay nicer. We recommend that you comb your hair when wet, with a leave in conditioner or prep spray. We LOVE Framesi Primer 11 intense! Scrunch and squeeze curls with your microfiber towel, then wrap up your hair in your towel. Air dry or diffuse for perfect curls. Straight hair? Same routine, mist on a prep spray Framesi regular Primer 11 is our fav. (totally weightless, for even the finest hair). Comb and then wrap in your towel. Apply styling products before drying. So be kind to your mane, switch to micro fiber. You will notice a difference.
Working on a TV show means long hours (min 12 hours, sometimes all day, sometimes all night) being in all sorts of weather conditions, and if filming in the woods, like on the set of the WGN's new series The Outsiders, it also means bugs, ticks and snakes! OH MY! it also means helping to create memorable characters. It's definitely a team effort. We were lead by our amazing Key Hairstylist, Karen Lovell.
She allowed me to create the earthy rustic red hair colour for star, Gillian Alexy's character G'Winn, and I did a Japanese Straightener on Ryan Hurst so Karen could create the backwoods Man Bun for Ryan's Character Lil Foster. In addition to working with these two stars, I worked on a multitude of background characters to help create the gritty, real feel of living in the woods, off the grid style that was a cross between, biker chic , mad max and hippy commune style looks.