The Millennial Pink Hair Trend: What Your Stylist Wants You to Know

hair stylistsMillennials pride themselves on daring to be different, even when it comes to their hair. Unconventional hues and edgy haircuts dominate social media channels, and young people often want to seem both bold and sweet. That may be why the ubiquitous pastel tone dubbed “Millennial Pink” has gotten so much attention. It looks completely dreamy and manages to be fearless without being off-putting. But if you’re going to think pink, here’s what expert hair stylists want you to know first.

Your natural hair color can be a huge factor

Naturally light-haired girls do have the advantage here, whether they go to hair salons or do their color at home (which we’d never recommend, by the way — more on this later!). For this soft hair color to show up, you’ll need a light base first. That means that brunettes and raven-haired beauties will have to go through a lot to ensure they’re properly tickled pink. You will have to bleach and strip your hair’s natural pigment before the colored dye can even be applied. If you’re determined to see the world through rose-colored glasses, be sure to go to a salon where the hair stylists specialize in creative color.

The upkeep can be enormous

Around 72% of girls feel tremendous pressure to be beautiful, which often results in a lot of extra work. If you aren’t prepared for the maintenance, you may want to think twice before getting pastel locks. Even when the dyes are permanent, they’ll fade a lot more quickly than natural shades. Pink-haired gals will have to book appointments with their hair stylists more frequently to keep their color looking fresh. They’ll also need to use sulfate-free shampoos and conditioners and may want to consider rinsing with cool water (brr!). While we’d never want to discourage anyone from achieving the hair color they love, we also think it’s important to be upfront about how much extra work it requires.

If you’re determined to go pink, go to a salon

We understand how these little luxuries can add up. But if you want to make sure your pink ‘do wows, your salon is your best bet. Not only will you get the color you want, but you’ll also be able to avoid a lot of unnecessary damage to your hair. Your dye job will be even, your hair will be silky and healthy, and your results will last far longer. Plus, any hair color you’ll find in a box or in a bottle on a shelf simply won’t be as high quality as what you’ll find in the salon. Going the DIY route will likely lead to disappointment (and you may have to book an appointment anyway to fix the result).

We think pastel pink hair can be absolutely gorgeous, and just about anyone can rock this hue. That said, it’s important to be informed about what’s required before you commit. For more information on unconventional hair colors or to book an appointment, contact Salon Khouri today.

Introducing: Bedroom Hair

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We are so excited about this new product from Kevin Murphy!! The lived-in look is very current, and this ultra light texturizing hairspray will create post-nap, sexy hair with just the right amount of volume and texture without feeling heavy. BEDROOM.HAIR created that perfectly messy, “I woke up like this” hair — think messy, sexy, groomed hair with texture and movement.

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Perfect for all hair textures and types, BEDROOM.HAIR contains lightweight ingredients to provide pliable hold for your natural wave and curl in the lightest way possible. Containing a trio of hero ingredients including Camellia Leaf Extract, Sunflower Seed Extract, and Ginger Root Extract to condition, protect and strengthen your hair without weighing it down, BEDROOM.HAIR offers a soft, shiny finish to help you maintain a perfectly imperfect, disheveled texture.

 

 

How to Avoid Halloween Beauty Blunders

We recently were asked by the Today Show how to avoid Halloween hair hijinks!

You can read the full article here, and below is an excerpt:

“If you get glitter stuck to your scalp, try using a clarifying shampoo such as Kevin Murphy Maxi Wash. This often does the trick for my clients. Gently massage the scalp with the shampoo to break up any glitter that has affixed to your scalp,” said Jonathan Elkhouri, master stylist and owner of Salon Khouri in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. If you are attempting any hair looks that defy gravity using wire (like Pippi Longstocking or Dr. Seuss’ Whoville characters), be sure to use a coated wire such as a pipe cleaner or wired-ribbon. If your hair gets stuck in one of the wires, apply a generous amount of conditioner onto the knot and gently work out the tangle, Elkhouri suggests. The conditioner will make the hair slippery enough to detangle the wire from the hair.

September Promotions

  • Buy 1, take 25% off soaps and candles
  • Receive $10 SK instant cash toward a low-light add-on
  • Book a full lash service and receive $20 SK Cash toward lash fill
  • Show your support children battling cancer Childhood Cancer Awareness! Come in for a Yellow-Gold hair extension for $10 with all proceeds donated to The Truth 365.

 

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* Promotions valid through September 30th, 2015. Cannot be combined with other offers or promotions.

Facebook feed blackhole – how to ‘relike’ your favorite pages

We often hear from our Salon Khouri Enthusiasts that they never see our Facebook posts appear in their newsfeeds. Well, if you have ‘Liked’ the Salon Khouri Facebook page then wonder why you never see our posts, it’s due to Facebook constantly tinkering with their algorithm of what appears in your newsfeed. Facebook’s constant changes are very difficult for small business owners to navigate. What makes some of these recent changes more difficult for the small business owner is how Facebook has changed the game so that businesses are now having to pay for posts to show up in their fans’ newsfeeds. Yes, you heard us … we have to pay to get you to see content that you’ve told Facebook you want to see by the mere fact that you ‘Liked’ our page. Not a big deal for large companies with tremendous advertising budgets, but it’s pretty frustrating for smaller ones with limited advertising dollars. But, thanks to some clever folks in internet land, we found a few ways to help you get more of our content in your feed.

We want to start by saying that we typically only post once a day (if that), so please know that we won’t be junking up your newsfeed by following the steps below to ensure more of our content shows on your feed.

The first thing you will want to do is navigate to our Salon Khouri Facebook page. Once there, hover over the Like button (click Like if you have not yet Liked our page), then select, Get Notifications:
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Next, a button should appear to the right of the ‘Liked’ button which will allow you to customize how you see our posts in your Newsfeed. Here, select See First.

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Additionally, please be sure to Like, Comment, or Share our posts. Even though you have completed the steps above, Facebook also uses these statistics when deciding what appears in your Newsfeed.

Facebook has been a great way for us to connect with our Enthusiasts and to share information about our Community Partners, to have contests, and to highlight some of the phenomenal work our amazing team does. We hope you enjoy what we post and always value feedback from you on how we can improve! We just want to be sure you are actually seeing what we post 🙂

 

July Promotions

  • Receive a complimentary haircut with any full keratin treatment.
  • Receive $10 Salon Khouri cash toward future appointment when booking any 60 or 90 minute facial.
  • Receive a complimentary brow wax with the purchase any G.M. Collins product over $50.

July 2015 Promotions

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* Promotions valid through July 31st, 2015. Cannot be combined with other offers or promotions.

June Promotions

  • Complimentary brow wax with any 60 minute facial.
  • Complimentary bikini wax with any 90 minute facial.
  • Complimentary conditioning treatment with any first time color, foil or texture service.

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* Promotions valid through June 30th, 2015. Cannot be combined with other offers or promotions.

May Promotions

MAY Promotions

  • Say Thank You! to your teachers and to mom! Purchase any of our 16 oz. body candles and receive 40% off any scrub!
  • Receive a complimentary conditioning treatment with any partial or full foil!
  • Add our Instant Eye and Lip Contour Treatment for just $25 to any facial!

* Promotions valid through May 31st, 2015. Cannot be combined with other offers or promotions.

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