Gather and Look Amazing 

Gather and Look Amazing 

Thanksgiving is a holiday centered around food, family, and an attitude of gratitude. Whether you are the hostess or a guest at this year’s turkey soirée, and even if you are in the kitchen prepping pies since the wee hours of the morning, these low-maintenance hairstyles will help you get ready for the holiday season. 

 

Top 5 Hairstyles for Thanksgiving Dinner: 

 

1 – Loose Waves

Waves are always a good idea, whether using a curling wand or pulling hair into a loose bun while it’s damp for a more natural approach. Using a curling iron? Try a medium barrel, shake-out curls as you go, with a lightweight setting spray, and finger or comb curls for perfectly loose waves. This chic and effortless holiday look pairs well with studded pins.

2 – Knot It Up

Who doesn’t love a messy top knot? Between the parade watching and the turkey basting, washing our hair goes by the wayside. Take the messy bun you wear every day to the next level with some loose flyaways for a face-framing effect that fancies up that look!

3 – Low Braid

French Braids are a dream, but let’s be honest, not the most manageable if you are not a pro. RM stylists suggest taking a more carefree approach to braiding. Pull your hair into a low pony and zig-zag it into a loose messy three-strand braid à la Gigi, loosely braided to the side.

4 – High Pony Tail

The sky-high pony is a holiday staple giving your look some gritty edge. Our renowned RM stylist’s #1 pro-tip is blow-drying hair upside down with volumizing spray before pulling up into the ponytail. P.s. if you are looking for some extra bounce, loosely curl your ends.

5 – French Twists

The elegant French Twist is a classic fave because it elongates a slender neck. The swirl effect appears effortlessly chic and is a sweet choice for any occasion. Start by adding texture spray for molding, sweep your hair to one side and secure with bobbies, gather your hair, and twist those locks into a roll while tucking pins to secure it in place. Voilà, you have French Twisted!

When RM counts our blessings, we count good hair TWICE. 

Gobble, Gobble!

Pomade vs. Gel: What You Need to Know

Pomade vs. Gel: What You Need to Know 

 

The age-old battle rages on between Pomade and Gel. It’s a hair hack every man should know, and although the notion may seem ubiquitous, do not be fooled by the clichés of styling products. Pomades and Gels are both uniquely built for the everyday man’s hair. Just ask Miami’s best stylists at RM Salon

Let’s find the right product to shape your stylish look. 

According to NPR  “Hair pomade enjoyed its highest popularity from the 1930s through the 1960s, when many men’s hairstyles were short and neat but needed help staying put.” After going through a product-free phase in the 80s, pomade is back with a vengeance! 

Decade after decade, this styling tool has morphed into a grooming staple. Pomades’ water-based infrastructure can help keep styles lightweight. Although Pomades come in cream, wax, or clay finishes, try applying a matte coating, to wet or dry hair, for more flexible everyday wear. 

Gel is a classic product delivering an all-day hold. In years past ingredients like alcohol composed gel, yielding distressing shellacked-like features. Now gel is an ideal product for men with wavy or curly hair, it maintains hold without the weight that is characterized by pomades. Our RM stylists suggest applying gel to tame locks when hair is damp. Just a little touch of gel can add a lot of shine for a sleek Hollywood look. 

Our leading RM stylists wish to remind you that a pea-sized amount of Pomade or Gel is always a good start when trying to achieve a natural look!

10 Most Pinned Women’s Cuts in 2021

10 Most Pinned Women’s Cuts in 2021 

“A woman who cuts her hair is about to change her life.” -Coco Chanel 

Life is too short for boring hair! Inspired by the 1990s, our inner TGIF spirit animal was geeking out as our top RM stylists listed off their most pinned haircuts of 2021. 

Without further ado, The 10 Most Pinned Women’s Cuts in 2021!

  1. Mullet 

Our friends at GLAMOUR refer to “The mullet is a bold commitment but one with tons of attitude.” Whether seeking your inspo from Miley or her dad Billy Ray Cyrus this rocking style, cut short at the front and sides, but longer at the back, was inevitably due for an epic resurgence. 

  1. ’90s layers 

Made iconic by Rachel on Friends, this classic ’90s hairstyle renders the ultimate face-framing layers! These layers tend to work better with straighter hair as they shape the frame of your face with finesse. 

photo from:@kit_mcelroy

  1. Curly Shag 

Shaggy is not just for the pups! The Curly Shag is making a chic comeback with more and more women embracing their natural locks. This shaggy style is bringing back 80s cool. Don’t forget to add a little mouse and revel in the texture of your curls.

  1. The Undercut 

Feeling bad to the bone? The Undercut might be just the look for you! This style is the epitome of a compromise between buzzing off only the lower PART of your hair and folding over the top half for work commitments. 

  1. Blunt Ends 

Let’s face it, we are ready to toss out that WFH [work from home] hair and thrive in 2021’s desire for polished perfection. A perfect segway to our love affair with blunt ends, and if we are being BLUNT, this sleek lob style pairs well with any length! 

  1. Boyfriend Bob 

Single and ready to mingle, but tired of swiping? Try the Boyfriend Bob! This shorter and more squared-off bob is ideally paired with a silken finish and is guaranteed to have you feeling ready for love in 2022. 

  1. Micro Braids 

Craving summer all year round? Let’s bring the island vibes into Fall with teeny tiny micro braids. Our renowned RM colorists are ready to experiment with fun twistable colors and our top stylists will help you achieve the perfect braid-friendly cut.

  1. Pixie Rebel 

Feeling the fall rebellion? Try a remix of the classic chic pixie by adding some edginess. Request a consult with Miami’s top stylists at RM Salon regarding utilizing razor textured layers with our favorite styling products, like Oribe’s Rough Luxury Soft Molding Paste, to get that swooshing effect! 

  1. Buzz Cut 

The BUZZ around town is… ladies are making this traditional men’s cut fierce! Feeling inspired by A-listers like Halsey, Zoë, and Kristen who shaved it ALL off, this liberation of norms, is a movement. Go with a bold platinum buzz or keep it classic, but the moment is now to BUZZ into this cut! 

  1. Embracing YOU 

The ultimate PIN goes to doing YOU. Only you can define your style. Whether your locks are curly or straight, long or short… 2021 has taught us your best CUT is whatever makes you, YOU!

Must Have Deep Conditioners for Fine Hair

Must Have Deep Conditioners for Fine Hair 

 

Natural oils have treated hair throughout the centuries; but, in the 1800s Édouard Pinaud formulated Brilliantine. Developed for men’s beards, Brilliantine was the framework for the conditioner we use today. 

Shampoos clean sweat and dead skin cells from your scalp, while conditioners work to deliver softer hair and protect from friction between strands. Supercharged deep conditioners boost the overall vitality as the treatments penetrate the hair shaft to enrich hair with moisture. 

Top 3 Deep Conditioners: 

  1. Kérastase – Resistance Mask for Damaged Hair 

Kérastase’s Resistance Mask repairs and provides deep nourishment for weak and damaged hair; while shielding strands against breakage. Formulated with Native Plant Cells and Gluco Peptides, the Resistance Mask enters the hair cuticle and strengthens the root to stimulate growth. A little goes a long way, so apply the mask to wet hair and leave it on for 5 minutes before rinsing.

  1. OUAI Treatment Masque 

Ready for the ultimate treatment mask? Yes, OUAI! Designed with artichoke leaf extract, this mask hydrates and repairs damage to fine hair. OUAI’s reputation shines through this mask, with conditioning damage control that mends split ends and prevents color from fading. It is a GOAT of treatment masks.

  1. OLAPLEX No. 5 Bond Maintenance Conditioner 

OLAPLEX is world-renowned for restoring damaged hair; whether environmental or thermal factors were the cause, OLAPPLEX’s chemical breakdown works at pairing with the single sulfur hydrogen bond faster than the three oxygen molecules can. No matter your hair type, the No.5 conditioner infuses moisture into strands. 

We would be remiss if we forget to mention, RM’s top stylists on Miami Beach suggest ONLY using deep conditioning treatments 2-4 times per month. 

Take your dreams and your conditioner choice seriously!

Going Blonde: What You Need to Know Before Bleaching

Going Blonde: What You Need to Know Before Bleaching 

That age-old tale, do blondes have more fun? Our favorite RM influencers seem to think so…

 “Going lighter has given me life! It adds a youthful appearance to my skin and since my hair can be oily, it reduces the oils allowing me to use less dry shampoo”

Here are the facts behind those fun in the sun rumors! As we spend our summer days outdoors, our hair goes through a process called photobleaching. That’s when the melanin pigment in our hair breaks down and fades color the more it’s exposed to sunlight. 

Our friends at COSMO speak the truth, “Bleached hair is synonymous with dry, brittle hair. There’s no other way to go about it-” The key to post- Summer success is enhancing that natural process to achieve custom blonde locks, and Red Market’s top colorists are renowned for doing just that! 

RM’s Facts on Going Blonde: 

  1. Invest in the Compromise:
    Going blonde is a meticulous process, which can strip your hair if not done by trained colorists. To avoid further compromising your hair, NEVER bleach freshly washed hair and invest time in hydrating treatments, like applying conditioning masks to help heal your locks.
  1. Maintenance is Key:
    Unless you are diving into the deep end of platinum, our RM colorists will allow your roots to grow naturally, followed by routine color services to achieve your perfect blonde. Going blonde is ALWAYS a work in progress!
  2. Never Go Light Without a Great Cut:

New do, new you! A fabulous cut energizes hair follicles on color-treated hair, which can suffer sufficient moisture loss during the bleaching process. RM’s top hairstylists also suggest limiting damage from heat styling, like blow-drying and ironing daily to keep color-treated hair healthy.

RM Insider wants to caution you that going blonde is not one size fits all, and achieving your golden dreams takes time. Estimate leaving six to eight weeks between color treatments and always Keep Calm as You Go Blonde!

Sexy Brunettes 

Sexy Brunettes 

“I like Brunettes.”
– Christian Grey 

Whoever said blondes have more fun never spent a night on the town with a Brunette! Let’s be honest “brown hair” doesn’t have to be synonymous with “boring hair.” At RM, we know Brunettes are electrifying; I mean, even Christian Grey thinks so. So if you have the itch to freshen up your natural or current shade of brown, our renowned RM colorists at the top salon in Miami are ready to introduce to you the hottest shades for fall Brunettes!

RM’s 4 Most Requested Shades of Brown: 

    1. Chocolate
                   Whether your chocolate craving is milk, dark, bitter, or cocoa, our RM colorists will match a perfectly smooth, rich, and delicious flavor for your locks. Vivid chocolate is versatile and elegant, while warm and rich brown tones are low-maintenance. So for some dimension, spice up your chocolate with ombré lowlights, and remember the more shine you desire, the darker we go!
    1. Toffee
                  Sweet, sweet toffee is a sophisticated hue of warm brown you can find on Lily Collins in the new season of the cult classic, Emily In Paris. A dark brown base with medium and light caramel brown highlights strewn throughout will have this low-key color shining even as it fades! Brunettes in toffee “brings one of the most classic candies to life—and you don’t have to feel guilty about indulging in it.” – L’Oréal Paris 
    1. Chestnut
                   This classic rich brown donned by the Duchess of Sussex feels like the truest of brunettes. Our renowned squad of RM colorists can incorporate some warm, subtle, or even bronze-toned highlights to add some pizzazz and keep yourlocks multi-tonal. Don’t forget to finish with a chestnut brown gloss to add that Markle-like magic!
    1. Espresso
                    This super-dark brown creates a similar impact as black without being as drastic. Its coffee-colored hue hints at notes slightly warmer in tone, which yields new levels of dimension for your face, incorporating sparse intervals black with the brown that come together to create a cool-toned gem, like that of smoky quartz.

We will see you on the dark side of the moon!

Clarifying Shampoos

Clarifying Shampoos 

Clarifying shampoos free your hair of residue and toxic buildup that oils and styling products leave behind. If you feel your hair looks a bit dull and lifeless, bring in backup. Designed to deep-clean the hair and scalp, they have a reputation for stripping hair, so use caution. A good rule of thumb is to use a clarifying shampoo when needed, at max once every month. If you are color-treating your hair, consult with your RM concierge before using any clarifying products that may adversely affect your color. 

RM’s Top 5 Clarifying Shampoos: 

  1. Oribe the Cleanse Clarifying Shampoo
               Oribe’s Clarifying Shampoo is a clarifying mouse formulated with volcanic ash and sea kelp extract that not only lathers your locks but eliminates buildup.

  1. Moroccanoil Clarifying Shampoo
             Moroccanoil is a cult favorite, and the clarifying shampoo does not disappoint. The shampoo’s profound cleaning powers curated with argan and avocado oil restore a healthy balance to your scalp.

  1. R+Co OBLIVION Clarifying Shampoo
              OBLIVION is OBVIOUSLY amazing! Sicilian lemon, eucalyptus, green tea, and rosemary leaf extract burst in this R+Co clarifying shampoo to remove residue and build-up in the roots of our hair caused by environmental elements and styling products.

  1. OUAI Detox Shampoo
              Are you looking for a fresh start? OUAI’s Detox formula detoxifies your scalp with apple cider vinegar to cleanse away dirt, oil, and impurities. OUAI’s secret ingredient is keratin, which restores hair simultaneously.

  1. Kinky-Curly Come Clean Shampoo
            Here’s your chance to COME CLEAN. Kinky-Curly’s exclusive blend of mandarin orange extract cleans your hair and scalp build-up while removing and preventing the future accumulation of hard water minerals in your hair.
    Clarify your hair so healthy it shines!

IG Hair Accounts to Obsess Over

IG Hair Accounts to Obsess Over

“You don’t build a business. You build a person and then people build the business.” – Zig Ziglar 

 

Female beauty influencers remain a force to be reckoned with. These hair gurus have taken the world of glamour by storm with their infinite expertise, A-list clientele, and trending hair tips for EVERY girl. From runways in Milan to Keeping Up with the Kardashians, RM is obsessed with these IG hair-fluencers. 

Top 3 IG Hair Accounts to Obsess OVER: 

    1. Jenny Cho
      With just over 900k followers, @jennychohair’s looks have become iconic centerpieces on the red carpet. From Scarlet Johansen to Charlize Theron and Carey Mulligan, Cho’s unique new wave style has made her the go-to for her whimsical and innovative creations blending classic looks, which are just the right amount of avant-garde.

    1. Jen Atkin
      Atkin isn’t just an influencer in name- she is a brand. Known as @jenatkinhair to her more than 4 million followers, Atkins has become one of the most influential hairstylists of this decade. From the Hadid to the Kardashian sisters,her A-list clientele exemplify her iconic modern styles. Arkins is also the founder of one of RM’s favorite lines, OUAI Haircare, so we are about the JEN!

    1. Kim Kimble
      Kimble has become a driving force in the natural hair movement, inspiring more than 500k followers via her Instagram @kimblehaircare. When Kim isn’t inspiring women with her natural hair care line, she’s dreaming up iconic looks for Zendaya, Oprah, and Beyonce. Most notably, B’s legendary looks in her ‘Lemonade’ album were thanks to Kimble!

Healthy Foods for Healthier Hair

Nourishing the mind, body, and spirit work in unison to help your skin, hair, and nails shine bright. In short, your diet MATTERS when it comes to healthy hair. Nutrients are the building blocks of keratin. Keratin can be found in protein-rich foods like lentils, Greek yogurt, poultry, nuts, and quinoa. These proteins are the building blocks for a healthy lifestyle, working to smooth your strands and keep your locks looking full and glossy. With the help of the best hair salon in Miami Beach and the top hairstylists in Miami at Red Market, of course! 

 

According to O The Oprah Magazine, fusing superfoods into your diet helps hair growth. Superfoods like biotin proteins found in eggs and almonds help to prevent hair loss, collagen from fruits like guava and strawberries strengthen locks, and Omega-3 fatty acids from salmon and chia seeds promote growth. 

 

Consuming fresh fruits and vegetables bursting with antioxidants nourish your hair, skin, and nails from the inside out. Vitamins found in leafy greens and delectable fruits act as supplements to boost your hair health. Deficiencies in vitamins such as vitamin d, iron, and zinc make hair brittle, cause shedding, and stunt hair growth.

We reached out to Domonique Ebra ( @consciously.vegan )who gave us an incredible vegan hair mask recipe.

DIY Nourishing Hair mask:
– 1/2 Banana
– 1 Avocado
– 1 tablespoons of coconut oil

Blend ingredients, apply to hair from roots to end, let sit for 30mins then rinse!

Consuming nutritious food is one way to benefit hair health, but you can also use superfoods to create hair masks. The Institute for Integrative Nutrition highlights a unique mask using proteins found in raw eggs for an at-home topical treatment that stimulates hair growth. Once a week, massage a beaten egg into your scalp, let the mask set in your hair for 15 minutes giving the proteins time to revitalize your follicles, then jump in the shower and wash your hair! 

 

Happy Hair Healing from your Red Market Beauty Salon Team! 

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Hot Topics: Balayage vs. Foil

 

The age-old question, Balayage vs. Foil when highlighting? It’s been a hot topic at every salon’s coffee station, by stylists and clients alike. It’s not only an essential conversation, it’s imperative to better understand what you want from highlighting your hair. So at Red Market beauty salon, we decided to delve in and do a little investigation on this hot topic of the week. 

 

 

In French, Balayage means “to sweepingly paint,” hence why this technique gives your locks an Instagram worthy sun-kissed look. Balayage’s less structured technique creates a soft-effect using a freehand technique to paint your hair and open-air color processing, resulting in a more natural highlight.  Balayage is perfect for those looking who are new to color treating their hair and seek more infrequent maintenance options. 

 

 

We went straight to the source, one of the top colorists in Miami, Martin Ducasse of Red Market beauty salon his thoughts on Balayage vs. Foil. “Balayage is great for someone looking for a very subtle and low maintenance look. The dramatic ombre colors you see on social media are generally achieved using foils since we need to lift dark hair to a very light blonde. Foils allow the hair to lift quicker and stronger to get the desired look.” 

 

The Foil technique is more controlled from root to end, foil-wrapped hair sets during the highlighting treatment. The heat conducted in the foil enables the product to infiltrate deeper, creating a brighter contrast between hair strands and giving you a more dramatic look. Foiling differs from the Balayage highlighting technique in that the process takes longer and requires more maintenance.

 

Whether Balayage or Foil is your go-to treatment, Red Market hair salon in Miami Beach is ready to make your hair goals come true.