Salon Tipping Etiquette 

Salon Tipping Etiquette 

“The tipping point is that magic moment when an idea, trend, or social behavior crosses a threshold, tips, and spreads like wildfire.” -Malcolm Gladwell, The Tipping Point

Tipping can be considered the ultimate conundrum. Traditionally tips have shown appreciation, but today workers rely on tips as part of their salary. According to COSMO, “tips are a hundred percent up to your own discretion. While tips are absolutely encouraged, they aren’t exactly mandatory.”

Etiquette suggests tips range between 15-20% when dining out; Stopping at the bar for cocktails and apps or an afternoon pick-me-up from the barista? You guessed it, 20%! 

Not good with numbers? Here is an RM ‘How To’ TIP… Find the total on your bill, move the decimal point to the left one place, round up, double that number. Voila, 20%! 

The etiquette for salon service tipping goes something like this: 

    1. Tipping your RM stylist or colorist is an extension of gratitude for their services; As a general rule, consider a 20% gratuity of the service fee. 
    2. Extended Services: If you spend more than 3 hours on processing or treatments, consider tipping closer to 25%. 
    3. Bang Trim: If your stylist doesn’t charge for bang maintenance, etiquette suggests a $10 – $20 tip is appropriate. 
    4. Salon Assistants: From shampoo to blow dries, salon assistants are the heart and soul of a salon; recommended is a $5 – $10 gratuity. 
    5. Holidays: Spread a bit of holiday cheer with a thank-you for salon services- etiquette suggests 30% instead of the traditional 20%. 

Cash is always appreciated, don’t forget to stop by the ATM before your appointment!

To Sleep with Wet Hair or Not?

To Sleep with Wet Hair or Not? 

When gym days and hair wash days don’t line up with one’s social calendar, we have no alternative but to resort to extreme circumstances. However, there’s still NO reason to go to bed with WET hair! The old wives’ tale about sleeping with damp hair that leads to sniffles is folklore, but sleeping with hair that’s soaking will cause fungal infections and hair breakage! 

Damp hair in bed is harmful. Hair is vulnerable when it’s wet and grows prone to damage overnight. So unless you’re masking, there are more cons to sleeping with hair less than 70% dry. 

A damp and moist pillow is an ideal environment for yeast and fungus to thrive. A study from the European Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology identified 4 to 16 species of fungal flora per pillow tested. “Along with the fungus naturally present on your scalp, pillows are also a hotbed for fungus. It thrives in a warm environment, and a wet pillowcase and pillow provide the ideal breeding ground.” –Healthline 

Here are some moves you can make if you MUST sleep with wet hair: 

      1. Use CONDITIONER to seal hair cuticles. 
      2. Reduce water absorption by applying COCONUT OIL to your ends. 
      3. Rest your head on a SILK PILLOWCASE for frictionless sleep. 

“Your hair is still wet!”
– Justin Bieber

THE Hair Trend of 2022

THE Hair Trend of 2022 

Gray Hair, Don’t Care!

The hair trend to keep an eye on in 2022 has gone gray, and we are here for it. From Jamie Lee Curtis to Jane Fonda and Andie MacDowell to Jodie Foster, the silver fox look turned heads on the red carpet at Cannes this year.

The trend is as chic as it gets, even Miranda has gone gray in SATC, and the look is not just raising eyebrows- it is dying them… GRAY!

Embracing your graying locks and aging skin is part of the YOU revolution that is challenging the norms of what it means to be young. Women and men alike are choosing to enhance their natural gray and opting for hair to gray naturally, even camouflaging roots with highlights and lowlights to blend the gray.

This trend has bled into the young culture with the hashtag #greyhairdontcare trending. Whether inspired by glamorous A-list stars like Lady Gaga, who donnés those ‘Granny Grays’ from time to time, this phenomenon has younger women coloring their locks gray and defying the misnomer that GRAY = OLD.

Red Market’s acclaimed colorists on Miami Beach LIVE for this color blending technique; A long but worthwhile process- it can sometimes take up to 6 hours to achieve your perfect shade of gray. “Going gray is a lot of fun. It requires so much time and in that time I really establish a great connection with my client. We become good friends after a service like this one which requires trust and patience.” -Miguel Vargas”

 

Just remember, those aren’t gray hairs- they are strands of glitter!

Holiday Gifts for the Hair Obsessed 

Holiday Gifts for the Hair Obsessed 

“Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love.” —Hamilton Wright Mabie 

Is there anything more magical than the holiday season? It’s a time for rejoicing and reflection, streaming twinkle lights and carols ringing with cheer, all leading us home to family, friends, and LOVE! At RM, we know the holidays are about more than gifting, BUT giving little reminders of our love to those we love is also EVERYTHING! 

RM’s Top Holiday Gifts for the Wish List of the Hair Obsessed in Our Lives: 

T3 LOOSE WAVES 

The T3 SinglePass® technology has 7 interchangeable barrels to help you achieve limitless styling possibilities, from soft beach waves to polished glamour waves. According to reviews on REVOLVE, the T3 is “designed to create shiny, polished curls in just one pass…high-performance ceramic heaters ensure even heat, free of hot spots, for easy, frizz-free styling.” 

Oribe Bright Blonde Kit

Exclusively released in Oribe’s holiday collection, the entire Bright Blonde franchise is boxed together as THE ultimate gift set for the blondes on your wishlist. The Bright Blonde revitalizing violet shampoo brightens natural highlights while correcting brassy tones and illuminating blonde locks, using Swiss Garden Cress Sprouts to maintain color vibrancy.

Dyson Blow Dryer 

Supersonic indeed, engineered in a state-of-the-art laboratory, the Dyson Supersonic™ professional hairdryer possesses the fastest drying technology and an intelligent heat control system that prevents extreme heat damage and protects shine- increasing shine by up to 132%! Your momma will love it! 

 

 

 

#ORIBEOBSESSED SET 

Are you obsessed with Oribe? This three-piece discovery and TSA-approved travel set includes best-sellers like Gold Lust Repair and Restore Shampoo and Conditioner to reawaken dry and damaged hair after a long flight. As a bonus, the Dry Texturizing Spray is a glorious alternative to dry shampoo, delivering a little va-va-voom! 

 

 

 

 

Gifts for Him

It can be challenging to find the perfect stocking stuffer for him, especially when he has everything.
Opt for RM’s go-to favorites for the extraordinary man in your life. From Gold Lust shampoo by Oribe to Rough Luxury Wax or even an RM gift card, these are gifts that will rejuvenate his hair. RM’s top stylists on Miami Beach love Gold Lust Shampoo for him. They say it is sure to impress with Oribe’s revolutionary bio-restorative complex that balances his scalp and reinforces the inner strength of each strand! 

 

 

Our RM family wishes you peace and joy this holiday season and into the new year! Happy Shopping!

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!

Best IG Account for Fall Make-up

Best IG Account for Fall Make-up 

Are you looking for fascinating makeup inspo from the world’s go-to celebrity makeup artists? Halloween is just around the corner, and as you plot out your costumes’ perfect makeup look, whether it utilizes revolutionary techniques or A-list tutorials, we have the insight you need. Red Market’s favorite makeup experts have amassed a massive audience on social media for their unbelievable makeup talents! 

RM’s Top 5 IG Make-up Gurus: 

        1. Mario Dedivanovic – @makeupbymarioThroughout the past two decades, @makeupbymario has grown into one of the most influential makeup artisans, known as the master of contouring. Responsible for curating.Kim Kardashian’s trademark looks, Mario has matured into a pioneer in the beauty industry. In addition, his instructional platform, ‘The Masterclass”, has become a global phenomenon, where he has taught thousands of students his flawless techniques.

        1. Mary Phillips – @maryphillipsTo A-listers like JLO, Dua Lipa, and Kendall Jenner, who swear by Mary Phillips, her talents are nothing new; they know her as one of the most gifted makeup artists in the world, and her 1.4 million Instagram followers would agree. Her looks are effortlessly seductive as she creates her designs to glow in accentuating natural beauty.

        1. Violette – @violette_frViolette’s chic French style transformed this makeup artist into a genius influencer. Violette’s inspo comes from custom blending pigments that bode to her practical and playful approach. Violette found her start at French VOGUE, in her late 20’s Dior Beauty dubbed her their international makeup designer, in 2017, Estée Lauder hired her as their global beauty director, today Violette has evolved from her beloved newsletter “Why I Don’t Contour” into a vegan beauty brand, Violette_fr, “that nods to her social-media success—a community of 300,000 that has helped rack up more than 24 million views on her @Violette_fr YouTube channel—.” VOGUE

                4.Lisa Eldridge – @lisaeldridgemakeup

Eldridge is beloved for her artistic instincts. Her signature red carpet looks have a dewy, fresh and flawless approach loved by Gucci, Prada, and Balmain. Appointed Global Creative Director of Lancôme in 2015, Lisa has disrupted makeup norms in the digital sphere. Follow Lisa’s YouTube channel, website, or Instagram for behind-the-scenes looks, with her A-list clients like Emma Roberts and Keira Knightley. 

        1. Charlotte Tilbury – @ctilburymakeupCharlotte is not only a visionary but an innovator with almost 30 years of expertise; CT revolutionized the global beauty industry with her makeup tricks and easy-to-use makeup pallets. “Charlotte believes that everyone deserves to look and feel like THE MOST BEAUTIFUL VERSION OF THEMSELVES every day through the power of makeup.”CharlotteTilbury.com 

Makeup is art. Beauty is spirit.