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.

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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.

 

 

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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.

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 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.

2017 Bridal Hairstyles Workshop by Stephanie Brinkerhoff

Bridal Hairstyles

The hair industry is one that continues to evolve despite the set standards of the classics. When it comes to hair color, hair cuts, styles and even form changing procedures, the one demand that we must always keep reinventing are the Up-Do bridal hairstyles.

In early 2017, Red Market Salon was reached out to with the purpose of hosting one of the countries most followed Hair and Makeup Bloggers on Instagram @hairandmakeupbysteph. She was seeking a salon with high standards and reputable track record to offer a workshop that could accommodate students as well as stylists just wanting to further develop their realm of possibilities.

Stephanie works as a professional up-styling educator, and as a wedding hair stylist and makeup artist.  She began her career as a bridal hair specialist in 2007, shortly before graduating cosmetology school.  She now travels world-wide for destination weddings and to teach bridal hairstyle workshops.  She is the resident bridal hairstyle expert for behindthechair.com, and her hairstyles are internationally recognized, both in the bridal industry and the hair styling industry

Our own special event team attended the workshop in representation of Red Market’s ever expanding set of skills.

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Top Hairstyles for Date Night in Miami

 

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If you are looking for a romantic updo hairtsyle to complete your look on your next date night in Miami, read on to learn 5 great techniques for bringing some romance to your hairstyle in Miami. Each of these looks is simple, yet can elevate your everyday hair to something special.

  • French Twist

The french twist is a classic style that is best for hair that is chin length or longer. It is an easy style to accomplish by pulling the hair into a low ponytail and then twisting up and hiding the ends back inside. This style is simple, traditional and beautiful.

  • Low Bun

Soften the look of a tight, high bun by moving the style lower and keeping the edges loose. This look is simple, yet elegant, and is a great way to add some variety to your evening look.

  • Side-Swept Chignon

A side-swept chignon brings unexpected elegance. Easily achieve this look by starting with a side part and bringing the hair into a low ponytail on the same side as the part. Twist the hair until it starts to form a bun, and secure. Soften this look by pulling out some front pieces, and you have achieved an easy yet elevated updo.

  • High Ponytail

A high ponytail doesn’t immediately sound like a romantic updo, but a few tweaks can make this style classic and romantic. It also helps to cool you down on those humid Miami nights. Make this look work by creating big, loose curls in the ponytail. Tie with a ribbon and soften the hair in the front, and you have a ponytail worthy of a kiss goodnight.

  •  Braided Crown

Braids are timeless, and this style pulls them into a crown that is sure to complete your look. Starting with a deep part, begin braiding back on the larger side with two or three smaller braids. Finish by braiding back the smaller side, and weaving the ends under and securing with bobby pins. Make sure the braids are loose to achieve a soft, romantic look for an easy and simple Miami Hairstyle.

These are just 5 great ideas to get you thinking about your next date night hairstyle. An updo is a great way to get out of your usual hair routine and create a special look for a special occasion. At Red Market Salon Miami we know romance and just how to get you looking eye gaping beautiful for your special someone.

 

The Beauty of African-American Hairstyles

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It doesn’t matter if your hair is natural, pressed, relaxed or curled, for African-American hair, finding a hair stylist you can trust is not only essential, it’s also tough. Any woman can find fault in their hair no matter what type of hair we were born with. For African-American’s, their hair needs a lot of care to prevent thinning. We will look at some of Red Market’s expert advice on how to take care of and work with African-American hairstyles.

For natural hair   

Hair conditioner and shampoo are crucial if you need your natural hair to remain as healthy as always. It is difficult to use styling agents without a conditioner and shampoo. Trimming the hair also keeps it neat and stylish and avoids you the feeling of unkempt hair.

For pressed or straightened hair   

Pressed hair needs lots of visits to the salon; some go every two weeks for trimming. However, instead of many visits to the salon and using too many products, drinking a lot of water and greens has significant benefits on your hair. Also, over the counter products like coconut oil are healthy options for your hair care.

For relaxed hair       

In most cases, 80% of people with relaxed hair complain of damaged hair. Hair relaxers contain chemicals that could easily thin out the hair follicles. However, with technology, you can relax your hair without using hair relaxer products, some hot iron curls would be enough. It’s also essential to determine your hair texture since some textures are not fit for straightening.

For thinning hair   

Red Market Salon in Miami recommends the use of Kerastase specific, a high-quality hair product, for people suffering from thinning and damaged hair. The product acts to restore damaged hair and reduce hair loss. For African-American hairstyles that is coarse or relaxed, applying Kerastase after a deep conditioning could provide a heat protective layer on the hair.

Trendy Kid’s Haircuts and Styles

We all know that adoring fans regularly emulate their favorite celebrity’s hairstyle, but kid’s haircuts shouldn’t be left out of the fun either.
Here are four fun hairstyles from celeb spawns that children will be sure to love.

 

1. Brooklyn Beckham’s Relaxed Tresses

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Brooklyn Beckham, son of Victoria and David Beckham, opts for a longer, relaxed style. It requires little upkeep and gives that laid back vibe his dad is known for. If you have a child that
loves sports, this kids haircut is great and can be put into a topknot for those extra strenuous days. 

2. Suri Cruise’s Baby Bob

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Suri Cruise, daughter of Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise, was famous in her own right for the cut of the decade. A killer straight bob with cute, straight-across bangs. The great

thing about this is that upkeep really only requires a bang trim every two weeks. The grow-out process for this cut is also surprisingly easy. 

3. Every boy’s Faux-Hawk

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Almost every celebrity boy from Maddox Pitt-Jolie, to Moses Paltrow Martin has contended with the faux-hawk at one point or another. Almost a rite of passage, this celeb tot style gives that edgy look without the edgy maintenance.

4. Colored Hairkid's haircuts

Surprisingly (or not), many Hollywood children like to color their hair. The most popular color going around? Green. Perhaps it’s due to the popularity of the Hulk or Loki, but green seems to be a trend among these elite youth.

Many of these styles will go in and out of fashion over the years, but leave it to celebrity children to have as much influence as their famous parents when it comes to style.

 

How To Perfect Curls at Home

That big event is coming up. You need your hair to be perfectly curled. However, there is simply no time to make an appointment at the salon for professional styling. You may be surprised to know that you can have salon quality curls, without the time and curls at homeexpense of a trip to the stylist. Here are 3 easy steps that anyone can do to create perfect curls at home.

1 Wash and Prep – A quality style requires your hair to be free of dirt, oils, and any residual chemicals that may conflict with what you are trying to achieve. So wash your hair thoroughly and condition with a light conditioner. The object is to have clean slate for this hair sculpting project. Towel dry the excess water, leaving the hair damp. Now apply a good styling product to the damp hair. A great choice for this is “L’Incroyable Blow-dry” by Kerastase. You will want to Apply one or two pumps to towel dried hair from the ends, working upwards.curls at home

2 Dry and Curl – Now that the hair is fully prepped for your perfect curls, go ahead and blow dry the hair. Once your hair is dry use a high quality curling iron of the appropriate barrel size for the curls you want. Hold your iron vertically for looser curls, and horizontally for bouncier, tighter curls.

3 Style and Hold – No that you have sculpted the perfect curls, let’s curls at homemake sure you keep them! Allow your hair to cool off for a few minutes, this allows the curls to set. Touching, styling, or even running your fingers through your hair too soon, can cause unwanted frizz or droopy curls. Once they are set, take your time and style your hair the way you want it. Finally, apply a good hairspray to hold your curls all day long. One of the best sprays for this is Kerastase’s “Laque Couture” it is flexible, long lasting, and designed to work perfectly with heating tools.

Using these simple steps you can go to your big event looking like you just stepped out a high end salon. Now that you know the secret, you have the tools you need to create beautiful curls at home  when you don’t have the time to come see us at Red Market Salon Miami.