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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!

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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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.

 

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Red Market Hair Salon New York: Pomp and Circumstance

Red Market, a hair salon in New York is all about keeping you updated on the latest fashions. We believe the best fashions never truly go out of style. One great example of this is the pompadour, a flashy, sweeping hair-do that originated in the 1700’s. Madame de Pompadour, the fashion-conscious mistress of France’s King Louis XV, was the very first to wear this hair style. Since then, the pompadour has experienced several adaptations, but has remained ever-popular throughout the centuries! So it’s true—the best looks really never do go out of style!

Madame de Pompadour

Madame de Pompadour (withfriendship.com)

The “pomp” was originally stylish with Madame de Pompadour and other members of the French court. It experienced its second wave of popularity from the 1890’s-1910’s. Then men began “rocking the rooster” during the rock-n-roll 50’s era. Famous rockers, most notably The King Elvis Presley, donned the look. Since then, many well-known celebrities have worn the coiffed hair style, up until the 21st Century.

As you can see, the pompadour hairstyle is very versatile and many different celebrities sport it, both men and women. Whether your pompadour is flashy and feminine, or modern and manly, it is sure to draw envy and attention. But not everyone can rock the pompadour hairstyle. It requires a certainly vivaciousness. After all, big hair needs a big personality! You can be outgoing and full of moxy, like the singer Pink. You can be quirky and fun, like Conan O’Brien. Or you can be soulful and charismatic like Elvis Presley.

Male Celebrities

Bruno Mars

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Justin Bieber

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Female Celebrities

Alicia Keys

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Carmen Miranda

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Miley Cyrus

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The pompadour is created by sweeping the hair up from the sides and forehead, so that is worn high over your face. The essential feature of the pomp is that it must be worn high in the front, and shorter on the sides and back. However, there are many variations to this style. For example, a ‘quiff’ is a mix between the hard-edged mohawk and the pompadour.You can try to create the pompadour yourself at home, but this tricky hair style is best left to the professionals. The professional stylists at Red Market will create the perfect pompadour for your personality and facial features. Whatever style you choose, it is sure to reflect your unique personality and enhance your look!

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Red Market Hair Salon New York

So remember to stop by Red Market to have our stylists create the perfect pompadour for you. And while you are at the salon, don’t forget to pick up some of our quality styling products! In order to maintain your pomp, the proper styling products are essential. Red Market offers a wide range of hair products through the luxury brand Kerastase. Kerastase offers a number of hair gels, sprays, and conditioners to keep those strands in shape!

Book your appointment online at Red Market New York or by phone at 212-929-9600.
Hours: Tuesday to Friday 1pm-11pm; Saturday 9am-8pm. Website, Facebook, Twitter.

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

Holiday Hair

Red Market Hair Salon New York: Going All Out With Holiday Hair

Red Market, a quality hair salon in New York, is here to tell you how to sport the best hair style this holiday season. From Thanksgiving to New Year’s Eve, it’s the time to throw caution to the wind and “let your hair down” – or pull it up. Whether it’s adorning a sleek, deep side-parted ponytail for your family’s formal Thanksgiving, to accessorizing your messy, low chignon with a silver headband, the holidays are the time for celebrating the beauty of the season. Women can don a red-carpet look and look as fabulous as the holidays are supposed to feel. Let Red Market Salons get you red-carpet ready!

Nicole Sherzinger with fishtail braid ponytail

Nicole Sherzinger with fishtail braid ponytail (instyle.co.uk)

One of 2012’s most popular looks is the braid. For a loose but elegant look, women can try the off-center plait. Pulling the braid apart after it’s done creates an effortless feel. Fishtail braids are also very chic, and can be added to any style. Nikki Reed added a skinny fishtail as a braid to her low chignon, while Nicole Scherzinger turned an ultra-high ponytail into a statement by creating a fishtail braid in the ponytail.

An elevated version of the natural look is also in vogue this season. You need only a proper cut and blow dry! Volume is the way to go if you want to wear your hair au naturel. This look is also easy to maintain for women on the go, shopping for holiday gifts, cooking amazing dinners, or running from party to party. Use volumizing spray to keep your look full of height. Adding subtle waves gives a twist to the simple blowout, as Emma Stone did with her vintage face-framing waves.

Calling back to the 1920s, finger waves are trending for holiday hair as well. From Mila Kunis to Evan Rachel Woods, celebs used finger waves to add glamour and glitz to their look. Adding a smoky eye shadow amps up the drama of this look – particularly festive for a holiday like New Year’s Eve.

Sleek, shiny hair is also a stylish choice for the holidays. Women can opt for a silky, low ponytail with a side part – easy to style for those days full of activities. Stylists recommend using a shine serum to keep the look glossy.

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Hayden_Panettiere with festive bun/updo (hairextensions.com)

The bun is another sexy look for women this year. Whether it’s a messy top knot, a soft side bun, or a sleek ballerina bun, the look is party ready and easy to accessorize. A sparkly clip on the side of the head could add drama to a soft bun. A simple, drugstore headband can add drama and volume to a top knot, à la Olivia Wilde. Accessories bring out the glamour of the season. Barrettes and pins can make a simple bun special, and headbands can play up or tone down a look.

In order to keep your hair in the best condition for these great holiday looks, schedule appointments at Red Market Salon in NYC early, as the holidays book up quickly.  For a cut and blow dry, or hair color treatment, be sure to time your appointments to be right before Thanksgiving, and then Christmas, depending on your maintenance level. After you find your perfect holiday style, select a photo to bring with you. Most importantly, live it up this holiday season – it’s the perfect time to create the most beautiful version of you, and cutting-edge salons like Red Market can help you create it!

Book your appointment online at Red Market New York or by phone at 212-929-9600.
Hours: Tuesday to Friday 1pm-11pm; Saturday 9am-8pm. Website, Facebook, Twitter.

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

Red Market Hair Salon New York: An Exclusive Interview with David Cotteblanche

David Cotteblanche

David Cotteblanche

David Cotteblanche, co-owner of Red Market New York, takes a few minutes out of his day to answer a few interview questions.

Interviewer: What is the story behind the name Red Market?
David Cotteblanche:We first opened up in the meatpacking district, and it was kind of a variety of life in the nighttime. We were one of the first late-night salons in NYC. The previous space from the meatpacking district was all about nighttime and the color red, and that helped with the ambiance we created here.

Interviewer: How old were you when you first decided you wanted to be a hair stylist?
David Cotteblanche: I was sixteen, living in Paris. I loved the opportunity and I made it my life. My parents were very supportive of that. I first wanted to become a chef, but I changed after I was working very late and long days. I wanted to interact with people, and I wanted to be creative too, which you could do as a chef. But I wanted to be creative with women; I always wanted to express myself with creativity. So I went into the hair business. The point is to make people happy.

Interviewer: What are three words you or your friends would use to describe your personality?
David Cotteblanche: Happy, fun, and creative, of course!

Interviewer: Who was your first client? And what did you do for them?
David Cotteblanche: My brother and my father. I cut short haircuts for them and then after I would cut my mother’s hair. I also had some Gypsy friends, and I would go to their camp and practice on all of them. It was a good experience, I learned early that way.

Interviewer: If you could style any celebrity’s hair today, who would it be and why?
David Cotteblanche: Marion Cotillard. She is very versatile…she is doing the Dior campaign. Every time you look at her from red carpet to a campaign to a photo shoot, she’s changing so much.

Styling for a photoshoot

David styling a model for a photoshoot

Interviewer: What is your typical thought process when styling someone for a red carpet event?
David Cotteblanche: Getting to know the person, and what she’s going to wear –as is if someone is going to a wedding. I love doing wedding and photo shoots, I love to be in the salon but also outside too. Outside you can bring the creativity from the salon. This weekend I did a few weddings on Friday and Saturday. It was beautiful.

Interviewer: What was it like contributing to the New York Post segment on chic older women in New York?
David Cotteblanche: One of my clients was profiled by this author who wanted to write about older women in New York and their fashion. I love this type of client. But we look for everyone, not just this type of woman or that type of client, we look for anyone who wants to enjoy the experience and we give that to them. They share back their experience with us, and that’s part of New York too — people whose character bring a vibe to it all.

Interviewer: What was it like working for Jacques Dessange in the 90s?
David Cotteblanche: Jacques is a businessman, with 500 franchises around the world. The experience with traveling with his company was very good. We went through training and we got knowledge and life experience. But since the 90s the hair industry has changed a bit, and now you see more people want to return to a boutique salon.

Interviewer: What was it like working for Frederic Fekkai, and how old were you when you worked for him?
David Cotteblanche: I was about 27. That was a good experience too. It was even more corporate. I learned a lot about American corporations — what to do, what not to do. And I think learning to be more corporate was a good thing for my business. It was the best experience of my life.

Interviewer: What are some new hairstyle and color trends for the season?
David Cotteblanche: Hairstyles are going shorter — like a bob just a touch above the shoulder. Or more of an extreme look like the singer Pink has, that is shorter on the sides — sort of like the 80s look. Color for the fall is all like blends, or pastels. Another trend is wigs. In many of the magazines like Vogue, the models are wearing wigs. Wigs are very sexy, and they can be versatile. I think people want to be able to change their look. We see that more and more.

Cut by David

Cut by David

Interviewer:Describe your signature hairstyle.
David Cotteblanche: My hairstyle would be based on the quality of the hair. I do a haircut for my client that is unique to her, what her style is, because it makes her happy. I want a total look, to make custom made haircut for you, based on your style, your clothes, your look. So it depends on the person. So everything flows together — your clothes move, your hair moves, it’s all together.

Interviewer: What makes you intensely happy about the world of hair and beauty? How do you define beauty?
David Cotteblanche: To see my clients with a beautiful smile makes me happy. Beauty is inside. It comes from your heart. When you are happy inside and you feel good about yourself inside you will automatically present yourself outside like that. Happiness is when you put your mind in a state of positive thinking.

Interviewer: Being French and living in American culture, how does that affect your perception of things and life?
David Cotteblanche: In a big way because America is now my home, but it’s like my second home. There is so much culture here. And my wife is from Boston, but she was born in the Philippines. So there is a mix of culture in my life.

Interviewer: Describe your morning routine, how do you get ready for the day?
David Cotteblanche: I get up and I work out. I do one hour of running or yoga. After that, I spend time with my son before I go to work.

Interviewer: What is it like being a father in this business, and what hopes do you have for your son?
David Cotteblanche: Being in this business is very exciting. I begin my work day a little bit later so I can enjoy the morning with Max, which is a great thing. I wanted to share the experience with the fashion world and the beauty world and expose him to that. I bring him on photo shoots and such. It’s fantastic for him at his age. It’s the best experience.

Interviewer: If you could go back in time and you were able to do the hair of a movie star, like for example Audrey Hepburn or Marilyn Monroe, who would it be and why?
David Cotteblanche: James Dean, absolutely.

Interviewer: Lastly, is there any quote or motto that you live by?
David Cotteblanche: This one [pointing to a tattoo on his left arm]: ‘Too fast to live, too young to die.’”
Interviewer note: This quote is often associated with Sid Vicious from The Sex Pistols, but also appears in a lyric from the song titled “James Dean,” by The Eagles.

Book your appointment online at Red Market New York or by phone at 212-929-9600.
Hours: Tuesday to Friday 1pm-11pm; Saturday 9am-8pm. Website, Facebook, Twitter.

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