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. 

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 New Normal at Red Market Salon

self-confidence              noun

self-con·​fi·​dence | \ ˌself-ˈkän-fə-dən(t)s  , -ˌden(t)s \

: confidence in oneself and in one’s powers and abilities

 

The dictionary defines self-confidence as having a belief in one’s powers, which derives from the Latin word fidere’ meaning “to trust”; therefore, having self- confidence is about trusting in the power of YOU! 

If these quarantined months have shown us anything, it’s that when we come face to face with challenging moments we find new ways to trust in ourselves. Discovering happiness comes in many shades, at Red Market Salon, we like to help your hair find its happy. 

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We stand at the forefront of a post-pandemic world and as a top salon offering safe hair services we recognize that the reemergence of our resilient self-care community requires reinventing our favorite beauty services post COVID-19 pandemic. At Red Market Miami, we’ve kept a close eye on the latest developments, taking the time to evolve, ensuring we curate new experiences and processes that meet the rapid challenges being demanded of the beauty industry. One thing is for certain, this time away hasn’t stopped us from making sure that behind all of the safety measures, we continue to capture the treasured interaction between guests and stylists, which we have all been yearning for. Now more than ever, your health and safety are as important as our talents. 

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VOGUE’s May issue shines a light on the positive impacts salons have in our sense of ‘feeling good’ in day-to-day life. The article is titled, “How Hair Salons Will Be Transformed by the COVID-19 Pandemic.” While it’s understandable that families across the globe are facing pressing needs, people have “realized how much they rely on their salons as a comforting source of self-care and community.” We are longing for the positive ‘feel-good’ impact haircuts and color touch-ups have on our self-confidence, which leaves hair stylists and salons playing an invaluable role in our lives. 

What we are Doing to Keep you Safe

At Red Market, we have always regarded our relationship with you, as essential! We are eager to get back to trimming and primming and are seeing results in our new meticulous reopening safety plan. From implementing additional cleaning measures and offering contactless checkout, to improving accommodations for accessibility with extended hours and reduced wait times. 

We are proud to have taken the helm as one of the best clean hair salons in Miami. Our new set of operating guidelines reduces capacity and implements protective measures, which include: temperature checks upon arrival, launching a mask requirement policy for guests and stylists (stylists will also be wearing plastic shields and gloves), cutting capes will be washed and seal wrapped in plastic, and we have hired additional salon assistants to disinfect salon chairs.

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At Red Market Salon we have established new sanitation strategies. Per social distancing mandates, we have spaced seating for styling stations six feet apart. Sanitizing, sterilizing, and plastic sealing brushes, cutting tools, and instruments will further ensure your health and safety. Of our six shampoo bowl chairs, we will only occupy two at a time, to guarantee keeping distance among clients. Furthermore, we will rotate shampoo bowls in use, to properly disinfect each bowl. 

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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.

 

 

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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.

5 Hipster Men’s hairstyles of 2017

We continually see men’s hairstyle trends that come and go every year, yet you still find some managing to hang on for years. One thing we’re seeing stay consistent are low and high fades, which provide a bit of retro and modern. Although we’re seeing a lot of specialized cuts this year combining classic elements with newer and more chic ideas.

If you’re looking for a stylish cut this year, here’s the top five to consider to stand out in any crowd.

1. High Fade With Swept Back StyleMen's-hairstyles-salon-miami-beach

With high fades continually being popular in recent years, this style is a little more formal, though still looking professional. The fade on this cut is short, but not down to the skin. For the top, you’ll use a matte hold to avoid a messy look.

2. Short Textured Haircut With Long FringeMen's-hairstyles-salon-miami-beach

You’re seeing this popular haircut as well, yet it’s for those looking for something unique in hip settings.

The long fringe might take a little time to do right, including some challenges in maintenance.

3. Buzz Cuts With Shape-Up and Disconnected BeardsMen's-hairstyles-salon-miami-beach

A truly hip look this year is the buzzcut with a shaped top. It’s another example on how fades on the sides are still popular with new variations. This adds another new haircut trend: disconnected beards.

Various other haircuts now use the disconnected beard look.

4. Long in the Front and Short Everywhere ElseMen's-hairstyles-salon-miami-beach

Esquire recently did a piece about popular short haircuts used by male celebrities. While they note haircuts from Leonardo DiCaprio to Tom Hiddleston, one good cut for those with thinning hair is the Alexander Skarsgard look.

This keeps your hair longer up front, then shorter in all other sections. It gives the impression you have more hair than you maybe do.

5. Disconnected PompadoursMen's-hairstyles-salon-miami-beach

Yet another popular style you’re seeing around is the disconnected pompadour involving a fade on the sides and voluminous top hair. As a quiff hairstyle, you have numerous options with the pompadour look. Even combed back pompadours are now universal styles, giving you chic and trendy hair for virtually any occasion.

Trends in the hair industry change constantly, luckily enough, hair is reborn just as quickly and then its time for the next look. Come see one of our experts at Red Market to assist you in choosing your next sweeping hairstyle.

 

The Top 7 Hair Color Trends of 2017

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If you’re contemplating a trendy hair color, this is the perfect time to experiment and embrace a new, refreshing look. For a color pop to your hairstyle, check out these eight hair color trends of 2017:
Blorange
The trendiest hair color of the year is when blonde meets orange. This color hybrid ranges from soft pastel-like tones to a fiery sunset shade. The blorange around your face is particularly flattering because it highlights your face and flaunts the color. This combination complements both warm and cool skin tones, making it universal and flattering for all. 
Color melt  
The ombre was a big hit, but the color melt is the latest trend replacing ombre with its softer look. Unlike ombre, color melt creates a more natural transition from dark to light. There is no harsh transition, but rather a smooth look. This look is especially easy to do for those with ombre hair.
Bright blonde
Classic blonde hair never goes out of style, but this year it’s about being brighter and keeping highlights soft. Instead of chunky highlights, the roots of the hair remain close to the natural hair color, and fine strands of hair are softly saturated. The ends of the hair are where all the bright highlights are. And if you prefer lower upkeep, this is the hair color you want this year because the roots are so close to the natural color.
Reddish hues
If you’re a natural redhead or want to experiment with some red hues, then this is the year for it. Red tones are in. So if you already have red hair or red tint in your hair, ask your colorist to bring out those natural tones. For those looking to add some red into your hair, pick from a range of golden copper to a bright red for some spice to your hair color.
Gilded brunette
For brunettes, adding a touch of soft gold to the mid-length and tips of your hair will frame your face. This gilded touch creates a soft touch of gold highlights on dark brown hair color, providing a radiant look. This look is subtle and natural, yet fresh and sophisticated. 
Seamless lines
If you prefer just highlights, go for seamless lines this year. Unlike traditional highlights, smooth lines blend the next shade of color gradually like color melt, creating soft lines instead of harsh contrasting ones. This kind of highlighting works for all hair colors and is low maintenance as well. 
Cinnamon brunette
If you’re a brunette, consider adding a hint of red to your natural color. This color trend is officially called cinnamon brunette. Cinnamon Brunette is now considered the new blonde of 2017. Those with fair skin especially benefits from this because it adds warmth to the skin tone. The spicy red and deep brown combo creates a dramatic look and is refreshing for those wanting to highlight their natural brown. 
The hair colors of 2017 are sexier and stronger than ever. Whether you’re a blonde, brunette or redhead, the hair color options are all unique and gorgeous in their own way. Start now by expressing yourself in one of these colors and you’ll be have heads turning wherever you go.

Jane Fonda | 80 Years of Popular Hairstyles

Jane Fonda has been a style icon for eight decades now, which is really no small feat. From her graceful clothing and popular hairstyles to her killer looks, not to mention her vivacious personality, there is a reason she still remains a beacon in Hollywood glamor. With a brand new show on Netflix, Grace and Frankie that has critics and audiences alike charmed, it is clear that Jane Fonda is still on top.

Her history of beauty and style has always been part of what makes her unique. However, her popular  hairstyles have always set her apart. We decided to do a flashback post in honor of Jane Fonda’s birthday and look at some of her most popular hairstyles from the past eighty years.

1) Blonde Highlights with Curly Waves

Jane Fonda Popular Hairstyles

With her gorgeous blonde highlights and signature wave, it is hairstyles like these that have made Jane Fonda remain elegant while still being trendy. The blonde highlights are flawless with her skin. The touch of red lipstick to go with the whole look, elevates it.

2) Barbarella, 1967 

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Going back further, there is no doubt that Jane Fonda has had beautiful hair throughout her life. Her look for Barbarella really exemplifies her willingness to try new styles, colors while still looking effortlessly chic. Her low ponytail and shiny mane work wonderfully to accent her cheekbones in this look.

3) Jane Fonda in the 70s

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Another eponymous look, this popular hairstyle of Jane Fonda’s has been often requested by many. The shaggy haircut and blunt edges made her an activist icon in the 70s. The almost androgynous look overall made it a subversive haircut for the time. Always pushing boundaries, this was just one facet of her style evolution over the decades.

Jane Fonda has been synonymous with beauty, grace and class – and fabulous hair to boot. These are just some of her best hairstyles over the past few decades of her career, each one more unique than the other. One thing is for sure though: When it comes to Jane Fonda’s style evolution, rest assured that there will be better and more beautiful looks to come.

Hairstyles for Spring: 2017 Edition

Spring is the renewal season, the perfect time for makeovers and a new hairdo. Get picture ready with the top trendy hairstyles for the spring season. Here are five different ideas to meet every individual’s style:

Very long, Sleek Strands

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Get lustrous, silky hair and wear it down long or flaunt it in a high ponytail. If you already have naturally long locks, add some shine to it. Don’t worry if your hair isn’t long like Rapunzel. Extensions are trending at the moment and will help you achieve this classic look.

Texturize

 Springs Top Hairstyles

Whether you have straight, wavy, curly or very curly locks, add texture to embrace your natural hairstyle. Getting a haircut or adding bangs can help add and create texture. Then condition and style appropriately, enhancing the texture in your hair. You definitely can’t go wrong with some texture in your life.

Pixie Cut

 Springs Top Hairstyles

Get bold this season with a Pixie cut. Then play with color, if you wish. This Boyish hairstyle is a statement cut and requires confidence to pull it off. But it is low-maintenance and will show off your gorgeous face like never before.

90s Lob
Springs Top Hairstyles

If you’re not set on going long or too short, a 90s lob is a perfect balance. It’s fun and casual, but at the same time, you can still style it with curls or wear it sleek and feminine for a fancy night out. This crop is also perfect if you’re trying to grow your hair longer but want to sport a fun new look.

Brow-grazing Bangs

Springs Top Hairstyles

For bang lovers, brow-grazing bangs are in. Whether you want shaggy or side-swept bangs, this hairstyle has both a sexy and sweet appeal to it. Wear your hair down or wear it up. Either way, these face framing locks will impress.

After battling with the cold in winter, it’s time to get refreshed and invigorated. A new hairstyle is one of those things every female finds delight in. So once you find the perfect hairstyles that best suit you, embrace the new season and flaunt your new hairdo.

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.

Bridal Hairstyles

Bridal Hairstyles

Bridal Hairstyles

Bridal Hairstyles

Bridal Hairstyles

Bridal Hairstyles