Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Hair Look: Big Miami Hair

I love big curly hair like Shakira during the summer, it's so sultry, sexy, and exotic. It reminds me of Miami, Versace, tacky neon colors, big hoops, tanned skin, smokey eyes, and platform sandal stripper shoes...amazing! It's a look you definitely cannot pull off in Montreal (except for the hair), so if you ever want to dress like that you'll have to go to Miami only. Unfortunately not everyone has big hair like this so those of you who do have it...embrace it! I used to always complain about my curly hair because I wanted it to be straight, but now I'm so glad I have it and I try to make it as big as possible in the summer!

Salon Samuel Augustin sells a lot of different curling products, but my favorite is definitely the Curl Creme for fine hair by Bumble and Bumble, it's amazing because it defines my curls and at the same time makes my hair big and full and not frizzy!

Here are some editorial photographs of big Miami hair:

Elle Espana March '08
Photographer: Mario Sierra
Model: Ana Beatriz Barros (Victoria's Secret Model)

Product of the Week: Surf Spray

Summer has officially arrived and although many of you might be heading to some tropical, exotic location for a relaxing vacation, many of you might not be. For those of you who are not don't fret because even though you won't be sinking your toes into the hot sand or soaking up the sun or swimming in a clear blue ocean, you can look like you have been! Along with visiting your local bronzage a couple of times, or actually no I'm being a bad influence...spray tan is safer, you can also spray in your hair some Surf Spray by Bumble and Bumble. 

I'm telling you this stuff actually works; it makes your hair feel, look, and even smell like you've been at the beach all day...but in a good way! It gives your hair this salty, sexy, beachy, been-surfing-all-day kind of style that is perfect for those of you with already thin, wavy hair. You can apply before or after styling on damp or dry hair, but don't spray too much and don't touch your hair too much after applying because it might not hold as well. Even though this product is ideal for people with thin, wavy hair I used it once after quickly blow drying my hair straight (I have curly hair) and applied some on during the summer and it looked great! Even guys with semi-long hair can use it and it'll look like they've been surfing in Hawaii all day.

For more information call (514)620-4041 or go to Salon Samuel Augustin to purchase. I am warning you that during the summer this product sells out FAST, I've had clients call and ask me to put them on hold so go get one now!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Product of the Week: Chronologiste

          Not only is Chronologiste by Kerastase the "Product of the Week", but perhaps the product of the decade! This is the best of the best hair treatment that exists and Salon Samuel Augustin has just received it. This treatment is extremely high-end containing two rare ingredients: a rich essential cream and the pearls of mimetic caviar (yes I said caviar).

How it works:
     It replenishes hair fibre making the hair smooth, soft, and shiny and regenerates the scalp making it healthy and strong.

How to apply:
     After shampooing your hair blend the caviar pearls with the cream and apply section by section to the scalp, lengths, and ends. Leave on for 5-10 minutes then apply a small dose of water and massage the treatment through the hair and then rinse completely. Do this once a week.

How to get it:
     Come to Salon Samuel Augustin to have the treatment applied onto your hair from one of our trained hairdressers for 75$ or buy it at our salon for 150$, which will last you several weeks.

Photograph and information courtesy of Kerastase website

For more information and to receive this treatment visit Salon Samuel Augustin and call (514)620-4041

Monday, May 3, 2010

Celebrity Hairstyle Idea: Gisele Budchen

I personally think that Gisele Bundchen has the nicest hair ever. Not only is it long and shiny and healthy, but the bronze color is to die for! It contains that perfect mix of both blond and brunette. However it's difficult to get it just right because it could look a bit on the orange side if not done properly.

How to obtain this look: 
       Go see one of Salon Samuel Augustin's very talented and experienced colorists: Bonnie, Cara, Niko, Gloria, or Carolyn! To get that shiny healthy look try our new caviar treatment (yes I know this sounds insanely amazing! Don't worry I will be writing a post in the near future all about this luxurious treatment).

       I have added some editorial photographs from Harper's Bazaar US June 2007 where Gisele is being photographed by Karl Lagerfeld in couture gowns. If this is the hair you're dreaming of print out these pictures and bring them to one of our experienced colorists!

Another celebrity who has this look is: Jennifer Aniston

Call (514)620-4041 to make an appointment for your color.

Editorial Photographs Courtesy of Dustjacket Attic