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. 

Why post- quarantine color isn’t “sticking”?

 

 

Weeks and weeks of cabin fever had everyone flocking to their hairdresser for a post-quarantine color and haircut.  After dying and dying, we hit what seemed like a conundrum. Colorists were treating hair that wouldn’t take on color dye! Clients were getting root touch-ups with grey not getting covered. Lucky for you, the best hair salon in Miami, Red Market, discovered the reason why.

 

During quarantine, many of us unknowingly started Pinteresting away our time, concocting innovative home hair care rituals. From applying a bit too much dry shampoo for those Zoom happy hours to covering up roots à la Eva Longoria with at-home root touch up kits, and fulfilling the natural healing trends with coconut oil follicle masks. Those social crazes got the best of us.  

 

These “so-called” solutions caused a layer of sediment build-up on our scalp. Fast forward to post-quarantine styling and that build-up is preventing color from attaching to the hair follicles of those pesky greys. Clients were coming in to dye their hair with the top hair colorists in Miami and seeing grey roots sprouting just hours after their treatment. 

It took a few clients to find the solution, but Red Market Miami hair salon made a remarkable discovery, _______ Clarifying Shampoo! Yes, SHAMPOO!

 

Using a clarifying shampoo 30 minutes before your coloring treatment, triple scrubs the roots of your hair follicles and cleans your scalp to prep your locks for color! 

 

Let’s get shampooing!

Q & A with RM’s Rogelio Gonzalez

       

 

               Curious what it’s like providing safe hair services in a post-COVID world? We sat down with Red Market Miami Salon co-owner Rogelio Gonzalez for a discussion on operating clean hair salons in our new normal and what this all means for you. 

Rogelio is one of Red Market Miami’s top hair stylists who brings his unique talents and experience to the forefront of every client’s look. Trained by L’Oreal Professional and Kerastase, Gonzalez has been a trusted stylist for Miss Universe contestants and Wilhelmina models. He is an RM gem, who is ready to help you shine!

 

Rogelio, how is Red Market Salon looking towards the post-pandemic future? 

“We are using our increased safety protocols as a tool to offer an even better experience for our guests. Since reopening under new guidelines, we have tremendously revamped how we serve guests. Going beyond a great cut and amazing color, it’s all about the experience from the moment a guest walks through the door to the contact-less checkout.”

 

Has RM taken this opportunity to discover any innovative technology?

“Much of the measures we have adopted post lockdown will remain in place well into the future. For example, we have fast-tracked our Red Market App that we intended to launch in 2021, now launching this summer. The App allows clients to easily book, text, and pay for services. This initiative will have our clients coming in and out most efficiently and luxuriously.”

 

What measures are being taken by Red Market to ensure post-pandemic safety?

“We are spacing out everyone’s appointments in a strategic manner so that it feels like a more exclusive service. We are disinfecting high-touch areas in front of guests so that the cleanliness makes our clients feel safe throughout their experience in the salon. We are also taking payment information at the time of booking, sending you a text when the services are completed, and running your credit card from our back office. Allowing us to decrease contact and reduce the need for a receptionist.”

 

Are there any exciting new treatments we should be trying?

“Keratin and Botox treatments are popular during the Summer!

Unlike a perm or relaxer, Keratin is more like a semi-permanent treatment that lasts around three months. The treatment creates a barrier between your hair and external factors, like heat and humidity. Keratin doesn’t remove curls, but it cuts down your straightening time. It’s a great option for clients who have healthy hair and are looking to have their natural curl and frizz smoothed out. 

Hair Botox is a lighter version of Keratin. Using hydration, the Botox reverses damage to the cortex and cuticle of the hair making hair healthier and more manageable. The Botox penetrates the cuticle and fills in any damage to make hair shinier, sleeker, and stronger.”

 

To book your appointment with Red Market’s Rogelio Gonzalez today, click here.

 

The Evolution of Hair Braiding

Braids have come a long way since those tight pigtails from childhood. They have actually evolved into a sleek and grown-up way to contain long hair in a neat and professional manner. Not only are they a diverse and convenient choice, they are also one of the oldest hairstyles documented in history. This week Red Market Salon follows the evolution of hair braiding from Africa, to Europe, and beyond. The roots of braiding have been traced to West Africa where it began as a symbolic art form to denote culture, status, and tribe. Bridal up-dos with braids were considered the most complex forms, complete with intricate patterns and hair weaving. As with many ancient cultures, elders pass on knowledge to younger generations, and braiding was no exception. It was a very social tradition, with styles and techniques taught through the ages.

English braid

Traditional or English braid (LifeMartini)

Sometime later, the plait, or English braid, gained popularity in early Europe. Women of aristocracy wore elaborate, ornamented braids to signify their status, whereas working women used simpler braids to keep hair clean and contained. The plait is created by weaving three even sections of hair in and out of each other, beginning at the nape of the neck and descending down the back. This method is simple enough to try yourself and comfortable enough for all-day wear.

In early American history, Native Americans wore braids for its practical purpose of containing long hair. Over time, ornate braids became popular for religious rituals and war preparations, and were common in men and women alike.

French braid

French braid for wedding (hairstylesvane)

By the late 1800s, the French braid was in fashion. At that time, it was considered a “new” style, but in actuality it was discovered by travelers to North Africa. The French braid consists of weaving three strands, like the plait, but unlike the traditional braid, this style begins at the crown of the head. It is considered more elegant than plaiting because it involves a more complex technique, resulting in a more sophisticated appearance. There are also variations, such as Dutch and fishtail braids, that are constructed in a similar manner but consist of weaving the hair sections under, instead of over, creating an inverse braid.

 

 

modern milkmaid

A modern twist on a classic braid: crown-fishtail updo (8makeup)

Today, braids retain their popularity among women (and some men) as a practical and elegant hairstyle. The most basic style of braid today, by far, is the English braid, with Swiss or other wrapped braids as variations. Top (crown-only) and side braids are also in fashion, as often seen worn by celebrities. Aside from their convenience and versatility, another plus is the flowing waves that result the next day.

Have fun trying out different braids on your own or with a friend. And for that special occasion, be sure to make an appointment with Red Market Salon for the ultimate styling experience.

 

 

Book your appointment online at:

Red Market New York or by phone at 212-929-9600.

Red Market Miami or by phone at 305.864.3978

Red Market is a high-end concept in hair salons with exclusive locations in NYC and Miami.

What is Balayage

This coloring technique emerged in Paris in the 1970s; the word “ balayage ,” pronounced bah-lee-AHZGE, is French for “sweep away,” a reference to the way in which the color is painted onto the hair.

Balayage color is painted in soft brush strokes across the surface of the hair, leaving you with natural-looking swipes of color that flow from thick to thin and play off the hair’s natural movement. Even better, balayage won’t leave you with any signs of demarcation, creating a softer and more manageable grow-out. Meet our hair stylist in Miami at Red Market Salon to learn more about the Balayage Technique.

balayage

 Balayage made an early appearance at the exclusive Carita salon in Paris in the ‘70s. At the time it was known as ‘Balayage à Coton,’ named for the strips of cotton that are used to keep the colored hair separate from the untouched hair

Balayage was truly revolutionary, created at a time when the industry standard was a frosting cap. The ‘80s brought a wave of foil highlights, but it wasn’t until the ‘90s that balayage became widely accepted by popular culture in the U.S.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Set up an appointment today online: Red Market Salon Miami, or call us at 305.864.3978, The Bal Harbour Shops, 9700 Collins Ave. Miami, FL, 33154.

Sea Salt Spray for the perfect beach waves hairstyles

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Salt spray is a phenomenal product that helps create effortless, natural-looking wavy hairstyles without the need for a curling wand. It’s great for those days that you want your hair to look styled, yet natural, and it’s extremely popular during the summer months. Although it’s a popular product, there’s still a lot of people who haven’t learned how to perfectly use it. Below you’ll find a few tips to help you achieve those beautiful beach waves every time.

Don’t Use too Much

You don’t want to saturate your hair with salt spray because it’ll look dried out and crunchy. You want to create beach waves that fall and flow in a soft, natural way. So, take it slow. Spritz a few light sprays and go from there. If your hair is thin, you definitely need to be careful with your application. If you have thick hair and notice that you don’t have enough product to achieve your desired results, spritz a few more sprays, focusing on the layers beneath your top layer of hair. Make sure you always spray evenly. You want to get all your hair and avoid spraying too much on one section.

Apply it to the Right Sections

Most people should only spritz their mid-lengths to ends. You avoid the roots because spritzing sea salt directly on your roots might overload them and dry out the top section of your hair, reducing some of your hair’s natural shine. However, if you have really thin, flat hair, you might consider adding a tiny amount of spray to your roots. This will dry them out a little and create a bit of lift, giving you a voluminous start to your beautiful waves.

Apply to Wet Hair

If you want beautiful beachy waves, you should apply the salt spray to wet hair. Spritzing on dry hair will texturize your locks, but it won’t create the look you desire. If you don’t want to wash your hair before styling, that’s fine. You can simply dampen your hair before applying the spray. After your hair is wet, spritz the sea salt spray evenly on your hair and work it through all the way to the ends, scrunching or twisting your hair as you go.

Drying it Correctly

Once you’ve spritzed, twisted, or scrunched your hair you need to dry it. If you have time and don’t mind, it’s great to let your hair air-dry. This will help you achieve a more genuine day-at-the-beach look. Of course, you don’t have to air-dry your hair. However, you don’t want to blast your hair with heat and mess up the effort you just put in either. If you choose to use a blow-dryer, you should only use it on the cool and low settings. Anything more can mess up your beachy wave hairstyle. Whatever you do, do not rub your hair with your towel at any point during this process. If you need to, you can pat it dry and gently scrunch with your towel if you hair is too wet, but do not rub it.

Fixing Mistakes

If you find that your hair turned a bit crunchy or crisp, and you don’t want to start over from the beginning, try adding a few sprays of a good leave-in conditioner to help soften it up a bit.

Sea salt spray is the perfect styling spray for beautiful day-at-the-beach wave hairstyles. If you think this look and styling method sounds like something you’d enjoy, try Kerastase Spray-a-porter sea salt spray and follow these helpful tips to create the perfect waves every time. Available at Red Market Salon Miami.