How to choose the right colour for you:
There are a few factors to consider before choosing the right colour for you. Firstly one need to look at your skin colour. Are you olive skinned? Do you have pink skin? Are you pale? Are you yellow toned? If you are olive skinned then a darker shade could suit you. You should avoid going lighter than your skin colour as it will look unnatural. If you are pink skinned you should avoid reds, orange-reds and golden browns. It would be best to stick to ash blondes, cool browns or cool reds. Pale skin can usually get away with any colour, if you are very pale try stay away from very dark colours as they will make you look more pale. If you have a yellow skin tone, avoid yellow, gold and orange tones, stick to deep reds or cool browns.
How salon consultations work
Consultations are very important between a stylist and a client as this is the time that the client and stylist get to understand each other. The client can explain what their individual needs are and the stylist can guide and advise the best way to achieve her desires. The stylist will take note of your colour preferences, things like tone, face shape and suitability are considered. The stylist will talk you through the last ability and the correct procedure to ensure that you are happy in you choice.
What is dry flaky scalp?
Flakey scalp can be caused from many things, these being the dry winter weather, harsh hair products, eczema, dandruff, and even psoriasis. Remember that all skin on your body sheds, and the scalp is no different. Try using a salon approved shampoo and conditioner that is recommended by a qualified hairdresser to help you find the right product. Use the right amount of shampoo and conditioner, with a sensitive scalp one should not wash too often. Try turn down the heat on your hairdryer, too much heat can irritate the scalp and even make it dry. Come it to the salon and have a scalp mask applied to the scalp, you can have a head massage that will increase blood flow to the follicles and help as an exfoliator making the skin cell easy to wash off.
Blonde hair tips
Blonde hair can be lots of fun! Professional products are always best to use on blonde hair, try using a silver shampoo to combat yellowing. You should always have an in salon treatment to make your hair feel soft and shiny after a colour service. Blonde hair is very fragile, so heat protectors are a necessity!
A bit of terminology to start with might help.
Cuticle layer is your hairs skin. Under a microscope it looks like overlapping scales, it protects the outside and helps your hair to look smooth and shiny.
Cortex – Your hair’s internal core. It holds most of the colour, strength, shape (when you blow dry) and its elasticity. It is THE MOST important part of your hair so it needs to be looked after.
So Conditioner first, it has a very simple job. After the shampoo has opened your cuticle and cleansed your hair in and under the cuticle, the conditioner just shuts the cuticle back down again. Like closing the blinds. A masque goes into the hair slightly deeper than a conditioner and stays in the hair for up to 4 washes.
A Treatment also goes on after your shampoo and does its job, but your treatment is a bit more clever than conditioner. It will go in under the cuticle and deposit nutrients into the cortex, and depending on the treatment you have been recommended by your stylist, it can restore elasticity, moisture, proteins and strength. Happy Cortex = Happy Hair
When you start to feel our hair loose moisture, shine and luster. Here are a few tips on how to maintain your hair.
There are many different treatments that are available at your salon, and ones that you can do at your home. The first thing you need to establish is what hair type and hair condition you have.
Flyaway or static hair – this is hair that gets static due to a lack of moisture, this hair can become dry and get frizzy.
Coarse hair – coarse hair is difficult to manage, it gets dry very quickly. This hair type requires more moisture than any other hair type.
Thin hair – thin hair is hair that tends to fall limp. The hair tends to be dry on the ends but normal on the root. The hair need to be moisturized but not weighed down to keep its volume. Protein treatments would be good for your hair type to strengthen your hair and fortify the internal structure.
Unruly curly hair – hair that is curly also need more moisture than normal hair. If your hair is curly and the curls have dropped and the hair has become frizzy this is because your hair is lacking moisture.
The recommended time between in-salon treatments is six to eight weeks, depending on the frequency of wash. Masks can be done once or twice a week, either at home or in the salon.
The best time to treat your hair is after a colour service or before one goes on holiday. After you colour your hair as been sensitized, treatment will restore your hairs vitality and shine. Other contributing factors that can influence your hair condition is age and climate. When the hair matures it looses integral calcium and omega 3, there are treatments that combat that specifically. Climate is also a contributing factor that can effect the condition of your hair. Hair is exposed to free radicals in the atmosphere, these can fade your colour and cause hair to get dry.
The treatments that are available today are very clever, they go into the center of the hair as well as sit on the outside cuticle layer. Treatments go to the areas on the hair needs them the most. They fill gaps that need to filled and smooth out any areas that are damaged.
The finest hair care treatment ever created by Kérastase. Complete rejuvenating cure for hair and scalp. Hair is left incredibly soft, supple and shiny. Hair fiber is renewed, deeply nourished and strengthened,. Hair integrity is preserved. Scalp is regenerated, soothed and hydrated. Approximately 10 applications per box.
Never before has a treatment had so many active ingredients, with such a high concentration. Contains gluco-lipids that restore nutritive deficiencies and anti-oxidants as well as vitamin E.
1 pearls that mimic the structure of caviar, immersed in sea water to preserve the integrity of the active ingredients
2 a velvety cream that optimizes the treatments performance.
After shampooing with the appropriate shampoo, add the pearls to the Chronologiste bowl and blend. On towel-dried hair, part the hair, apply and massage the treatment section by section to the scalp, length and ends. Leave on for 5 to 10 minutes, then add a small amount of water to create lather and massage through the hair. Rinse thoroughly, so that all product is rinsed out completely. Recommended to be applied once a week as a treatment booster in addition to your current regimen.
The treatment is available in salon as well as for home care, the retail box is R2800,00 per box and can be used as often as one needs as the treatment is accumulative. In salon treatment is available for R750,00 which includes a scalp massage and a steamer session.
Fusio dose treatment
Identifies primary and secondary needs of individual’s hair. Combines an instant fusion of active ingredients. Hair looks and feels instantly transformed and replenished.
Your stylist with diagnose the primary and secondary need for your hair, and then selects the appropriate combination of active ingredients.
Treatment comprises of a precise micro-diffusion of professional concentrations for immediate in-depth results. The hair fibre is treated and instantly transformed.
Kerastase nutria-huile – intense moisture for dry hair
Kerastase system fibrionic – shine and luminosity for new colour treated hair
Kerastase vita-ciment – reconstruction of the hair fibre for weak, splitting/breaking hair
Kerastase pro-calcium – redensification of the hair fibre for mature hair
Kerastase intense moisture booster with ionium and arginine
Kerastase intense colour protection with ionium and polyohenols
Kerastase repair and anti breakage with ceramides
Kerastase energetic booster with omega and gluco-lipids
Treatment is sprayed on and the treatment is instant.
The treatment ranges, it is only available in salon. The primary ampoule is R399.00 and the boosters are R100.00 rand each
Loreal fibreceutic Treatment
The main innovation in the serum is Intra-Cylane ®, a water-activated molecule which spreads out and deposits to areas where the hair is fragile. It seals any gaps and repairs areas which are in the first stages of breakage; by attaching itself to areas of damaged keratin in your hair follicle (keratin is the main protein in your hair’s fibers). This process occurs as water evaporation takes place. Hair feels thicker, and “plumped up” from the inside out due to the ability of the serum to actually repair hair fibers.
The second part of the treatment, the sealer, is applied following the serum. The sealer keeps the follicle smooth, helps the serum to be more effective and allows the smoothness to last longer (up to ten washes). The sealer also helps restore shine and softness to your hair.
As an overall deeply revitalizing treatment, Fiberceutic is best for those with damaged hair. Many call it “Botox for the hair” (due to the hair feeling plumped up and improved).
The serum is applied to pre-cleansed hair; the cream mask is then applied over.
Pricing – the treatment is only available in salon and costs R396.00 per treatment
Every woman deserves the luxury of having beautiful looking hair everyday. When you choose Great Lengths hair extensions you choose 100% human hair. You will only find Great Lengths hair extensions at a professional salon. The superior quality hair is masterfully integrated into your own hair using gentle innovative techniques. The outcome is glamorous hair that looks completely natural. Tanaz offers a complimentary consultation where your individual needs are discussed. All woman should look and feel beautiful, here is your chance.
Ph balance and its importance
Healthy hair should have a ph of 4.5 to 5.5. The Ph scale was invented in 1909 and allows us to compare our body chemistry to that of the environment. When hair is at the proper ph level the cuticles remain closed, this also increased the shine. A healthy ph balance in our hair will help us maintain a good moisture level. For strong healthy and shiny hair ask you hairdresser for advice on how to achieve maximum results.
Hair will continue to rock. We anticipate more feminine short looks, more precision cuts with clean sharp lines. Expect to see more texture and movement. The modern man and woman want to look chic and polished with minimum effort. Do you have what it takes to move forward into high fashion looks that make you a style icon.
Hair accessories that make you sparkle
With the party season upon us, now is the perfect time to start experimenting with head turning hair accessories. Transform your look from dull to dazzling. You will never have to wear you’re the same way again. Tryalicebands with stones or feathers. Try slidding in beautiful grips. Bows are always a winner with us.
Dianna Agron’s Shaggy Bob
WHAT IT IS
“a shab,’” It’s a cross between a bob and a shag. The hair is cut above the shoulders, and then razored from back to front at a slight angle. “This is the kind of style that comes to life with the styling.”
WHO SHOULD TRY IT
Minus the fringe, this would be a great short cut for someone with curly hair, The layered side pieces will keep the hair from forming that A-shape Otherwise, this versatile cut would work for most face shapes and textures.
Ashlee Simpson’s Perfect Pixie
WHAT IT IS
A cool update on the retro pixie: Short in the back with a swoop of asymmetrical, face-framing fringe. The long bits on the side are so flirty.
WHO SHOULD TRY IT
A haircut that’s actually best on fine hair! The little details in this cut will really be accentuated if you have fine, baby soft hair And of course, keep in mind that cuts like this are ideal on women with delicate features.
Wavy Bob and Straight Fringe
WHAT IT IS
A long bob that starts at the shoulders and gradually tapers to the collarbone. Because the fringe has those choppy ends, the straight line isn’t too severe
WHO SHOULD TRY IT
The long Fringe would be great for downplaying a large forehead; the loose layers work for nearly any texture of hair. Those with wavy strands will love the scrunch-and-go ease of the look—but do take the time to smooth the fringe.
- TIMING YOUR NEXT SALON VISIT FOR COLOUR
Because times are tough, and everyone is feeling the recession. Women all over the world are stretching their next appointments by a week or two more to make the “buck go further” but in turn are having that regrowth of grey show for longer
If finances aren’t a problem, and you have a regrowth or grey showing, or your crowning glory is looking a little dull, Its always best to make your next appointment as soon as possible so as to eliminate regrowth quicker, and avoid the “halo effect” that appears.
But if you like so many people around the world are experiencing harsher times, instead of having a full root tint for example, you can always opt for a “hairline tint”, which is a lot cheaper, and still covers the regrowth in places that are noticeable to everyone else. So you can still keep that regrowth under control, but saving at the same time.
- Getting the best results from your shampoo and conditioners
It is essential to first ascertain the state of the hair (whether its dry or oily, damaged or broken), also the state of the scalp (flaking, oiliness, dry scalp, dandruff etc)
Most of the time people “self-prescribe themselves” with products which are completely wrong for their hair or scalps, which leaves them disappointed and less than confident in the product.Also, the type of hair you have versus the desired result from a shampoo is key to healthy and beautiful looking hair.If you have curly coarse hair, you need more moisture, to leave it softer and bouncier. If your hair is fine, using a product with too much moisture will weigh it down and leave it lifeless. Taking into account all these aspects of your hair, will help you become a better “hair doctor” in self-prescription and getting to know what your hair really needs.But For best results. Chat to any stylist and they will be able to advise you best.
- Salon Treatments
The problem with most people, after they have had a colour service, is that they don’t realize that you need to put back into the hair what you have just taken out.
For example : Bleaching the hair strips out all the proteins in the hair and leaves the porosity and elasticity in a poor condition) By using a protein treatment in the salon, you are restoring the proteins in the hair, which will leave the hair stronger and more able to withstand further lightening.
The more Ammonia, and Bleach you use on the hair from having colour or lightening services, the dryer and duller it becomes and sometimes breaks. If you use a moisture treatment in the salon, it will leave your hair feeling soft and silky and more manageable. It is always recommended to have an in-salon treatment to restore strength or bring back the natural lustre to the hair.
TV adverts, and retail NON-PROFESSIONAL products have left the public rather confused as to what DANDRUFF actually is.
Dandruff is a fungal infection of the scalp, which causes “corn flake” like scabs/flakes to be formed on the scalp, it is not the white little flakes that you see on TV ads for “DANDRUFF” sitting on your black jersey on your shoulders….those white flakes, are simply dry scalp. THERE IS A DIFFERENCE.
The clay based shampoo’s that almost guarantee success for Dandruff, will only actually dry out the scalp further and most of the time, will not fix the problems at hand. Using a professional Product which is specifically prescribed for Dandruff, will in fact surpress the fungal infection and remove the irritation from the scalp. Have a consultation with a stylist if you are having any scalp conditions that are bothersome.
How to condition your hair
We condition hair to restore the natural oils and shine, this is always vital when you wash your hair. You should shampoo your hair twice to cleanse your hair of any impurities and grease. You should then towel dry your hair before your conditioner to remove any excess water. Put a small amount of conditioner in your hand. Apply the conditioner to your mid-lengths and ends. Use a wide-tooth comb to distribute your conditioner evenly thought your hair. Leave it on for 3-5 minutes before rinsing it off.
Greasy hair and what to use
Greasy hair is difficult to work with and can be made worse by various things including heat or the wrong shampoo. In order to clean excess oil away for the scalp try adding a teaspoon of aloe vera gel and a teaspoon of lemon juice to your regular shampoo. Shampoo your hair as often as you need to. Please remember that just because your roots are greasy does not mean that your ends don’t need conditioner.
Curly hair and how to get maximum results
Curly hair need special care as it tends to get drier than normal hair, it can be brittle and is prone to frizz as well. Here are a couple of tips for controlling curly hair. If you want to achieve well defined curls shampoo your hair and leave it wet. Remove tangles with a wide tooth comb and apply a good leave in conditioner or detangler. We recommend a styling aid that will help your hairs condition over time.
Relaxers, are they for you?
Relaxers are applied to wherever you as the client needs it, this could be to the roots of your hair or even to the hairline. You should come in and speak to your hairdresser to make sure that your individual needs are met. After your relaxer service apply moisture treatments to make the hair soft and shiny, also remember to book regular trims to keep your end looking good. Please remember to use a heat protector before styling your hair to avoid the hair getting dry from hairdryers and flat irons. Try using an oil moisturizer as it will give your hair the glossy finish you need to keep your hair looking beautiful
Say hello to volume without the frizz
I know, I know, you’ve had it up to here with Brazilian blowdrys and straightening treatments! At least that was how I felt when I heard another one was launching in SA. Up until now straightening treatments and formaldehyde have gone hand in hand (in most cases the treatment uses a form of aldehyde to bond to the hair). Well KeraStraight’s about to change all that…
Packed with moisturising urea, KeraStraight is 100% aldehyde/formaldehyde-free; so much so, it’s safe enough to use on children and pregnant women! The treatment straightens, repairs and conditions curls and frizz. And the best bit? There’s no waiting time – after your treatment, you can gym, swim or wash your hair as you please.
I found myself in the hands of straightening guru Jeanette Camhee of Tanaz Hair, Body & Nails. She’s a KeraStraight fan because of the way it conditions your hair and the fact that anyone can use it. Jeanette advised me that there are three treatment options available and as my hair has developed a bit of a kink (and I loathe to blowdry it every time I wash it) this made me the perfect candidate for KS Complex. Colour-treated or porous hair? Opt for KS Colour Protect. Super-curly and unruly locks? Go for KS Intensive.
The eight step treatment began with a clarifying shampoo for 10 minutes, followed by a blowdry which helps the treatment absorb more effectively. Jeanette then combed the treatment through my lengths and then let me sit with a plastic cap for 20 minutes (this helps activate and aids the penetration process). Then it was time for another blowdry, followed by the straightener. Here you can customise how straight you’d like your hair to be as this is dependent on the number of times the straightener passes over your lengths. Then it’s back to the basin for a moisturising shampoo and lastly, one final blowdry. I was then sent packing with a mini take-home shampoo and conditioner so I could continue the salon experience at home.
Although the process took about two and half hours (and costs between R1 200 and R3 500 depending on your length and hair texture) it was so worth it! After three days I washed my hair and let it air-dry. When I looked in the mirror about two hours later I was so impressed; zero frizz but still a hint of volume. As I’m only two weeks in, I’ll update this post in two months’ time and report back on how the treatment is holding up (it’s meant to gently wash out over four months).
For more information go to www.kerastraight.com or call 011 463 9912 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 011 463 9912 end_of_the_skype_highlighting to speak to a member of the Prana Hair team to find your nearest salon.
At Tanaz we’ve got an incredble range professional products and helpful, friendly and highly-experienced stylists to advise you on what’s best for your specific hair issue.
Nothing can beat a salon treat but there are times when your budget has been stretched to the limit or you just can’t fit a salon visit into your schedule.
To help you make the most of your hair, we’ve put together a few tips and suggestions for you to care for your hair at home …
Three ways to fight the frizzies!
Curly-haired ladies should borrow a (clean!) pair of their man’s boxers to dry their locks, since a towel’s fibres can actually increase frizziness. Simple cotton is far less agitating.
And did you know that you can fight frizz with soda water? Smooth strands by rinsing clean hair with plain soda water.
Mayonnaise is also fantastic frizz-buster. Mix two teaspoons of natural eucalyptus tree oil with 1/4 cup of mayo and use after shampooing your hair. Leave for ten minutes and rinse with cool water.
Oily hair? Head for the kitchen!
Lemon juice combined with tea is an easy fix for oily hair. The lemon works as a great astringent but doesn’t ruin the pH balance of the hair and scalp. Mix the juice of half a lemon juice with a half a cup of cooled black tea and rinse through clean hair.
Another great way to give greasy hair the slip is with a mint-infused shampoo. Add a few bunches of mint to water, boil, strain, and add the minty water to your regular shampoo (use a 2-to-1 ratio, with more shampoo than water). Cleanse and condition hair as usual, using the mint mix weekly.
If you have untamable curly locks, try mixing a fifty-cent size amount of olive oil in with your regular styling cream. You’ll get smooth texture and unbeatable shine.
What’s good for your face is great for your hair and scalp!
Use regular moisturising lotion as conditioner for your hair. It nourishes and hair and is great hydration for your scalp.
Awesome avos for deep conditioning!
Mash up one to two avocados (depending on how length and thickness of your hair.) Work through your hair and letting sit for 10 minutes and rinse thoroughly in warm water.
Take a bottle of cranberry juice into the shower. A quick rinse will boost shine– especially if you’re a redhead.
Bring on the brush!
We’ve all heard the old wives’ tale that you should luxuriously brush your hair every night…well, it’s actually true! One hundred strokes a night for lustrous-looking hair. The oils disperse through the hair and keep hair and scalp glowing with good health.
As smooth as silk!
Invest in a silk pillow case and protect your hair while you sleep. It will help avoid tangled tresses and make hair visibly silkier.
The proteins from the malt and hops coats and repairs damage as well as giving your hair amazing body. Boil ¾ cup of beer until it reduces to ¼ cup. Leave to cool and add to one cup of regular shampoo. Pour into a container and use as needed.
Highlights are an indispensable hair colour technique and can lift and add dimension to any do. But did you know that you need to choose the right ones for your face shape?
“Colour can influence the look of your face, disguise prominent features and bring out your individual beauty,” explains Shelene Shaer, creative director at Tanaz Hair, Body and Nails. “Areas with lighter colours appear larger and closer while areas with darker colors recede and appear further away.”
With this in mind, Shelene has some advice on where you should have highlights when you book your next appointment.
If you have a found face like Kirsten Dunst or Kelly Clarkson:
Try and keep the bulk of highlights away from your hairline. Rather add lowlights around the crown area which will make your cheeks appear more angular. If you have longer hair, concentrating highlights along the length of your hair will help to make your face appear slimmer and more elongated.
If you have a heart-shaped face like Rachel Bilson:
Darker hair on your face near your chin leads the eye to your pointy features. On the other hand, light highlights around this ear can reduce the sharpness of your features (like this picture of Katie Holmes). To balance out your cheeks, layer the bulk of the highlights around your crown, she says.
If you have a long, narrow face like Claire Danes or Reece Witherspoon:
If your hair falls on or past your shoulders, adding a few lighter highlights to the last few centimetres can make your face appear shorter.
If you have a square face like Gwyneth Paltrow:
To soften the angles of a square face, place thin highlights evenly throughout your hair with slightly lighter pieces in the front section.
Carey Mulligan is the reigning queen of short hair and we can’t want to see her flapper do in Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby. Here’s a sneak peek at her look or click here to watch the trailer.
I used to think of the bob as the in-between hairdo: in between short and long and not committing to either. However, these celebrities prove that the bob is anything but boring and can be a chic style on their own or a compromise if you’re currently growing your hair out of a short style.
Dianna Argon from Glee proves that a bob doesn’t have to be sleek with her soft, mussed-up layers. This look is also ideal if you’re in your 40s and 50s and don’t want the typical hard line of a bob.
We love how Mary J Blige’s bob doesn’t conform to the rules – a bit like the lady herself. We also love how she has played up the layers and the long, asymetrical tip is a great way of updating the bob and ensuring it’s never boring.
Keira Knightley’s long-at-the-front bob is great for someone in their 20s and 30s. The geometric line can be a bit too hard if you’re in your 40s and 50s.
While Rihanna seems to change her hairstyle faster than she changes her outfit, we love this look on her. It’s grown-up, sophisticated and we hope to see more of these kind of looks on her.
It’s hard to find anything bad to say about Keri Hilson – she always looks gorgeous and has a good sense of what flatters her features. The long fringe softens the geometric edge and we love the highlights.
A bob doesn’t have to be super-short as Jessica Simpson proves in this old shot of her.
Gwyneth Paltrow’s middle-parting long bob softens her square jawline nicely and is a good way of working with – instead of against – her fine hair.
Have you ever wondered where modern hairstyling came from.Vidal Sassoon is one of the biggest influences in hair styling as we know it today. As hair fanatics, it’s with a great deal of sadness that today we learned of his passing from a prolonged illness.
Sassoon is probably most famous for creating Mary Quant’s iconic geometric bob and Mia Farrow’s androgynous pixie crop in the 1960s. Using Denman hairbrushes (because they didn’t melt under hairdryers), Sassoon revolutionised hair for modern women. A big believer in “wash and go” Sassoon’s creative mastery meant women no longer had to sleep in curlers or spend hours teasing and poufing their hair.
Said Sassoon: “We learned to put discipline in the haircuts by using actual geometry, actual architectural shapes and bone structure. The cut had to be perfect and layered beautifully, so that when a woman shook it, it just fell back in.”