Make Your Curls Last Longer by Master Hair Stylist Kristine Barone in Peoria Arizona

Oh how we love those beautiful, flawless, bouncy curls. But you know what’s even better? Beautiful, flawless, curled hair that lasts all day.

Today, Master Hair Stylist Kristine Barone from Kristine Barone’s hair design inside Salon Blissful (formerly J Salon) in Peoria, Arizona is sharing her favorite tips and tricks with you on how to curl your hair to make it last all day!  (Kristine can be reached at 602-323-6881)

  1. Get your curls to stay: cool them down

One of the most effective tricks on how to get your curls to stay is to let the curl cool down and set before letting it go. Take each fresh curl (still keeping the curl shape) and secure it with a clip or a bobby pin. How does this work? Well, as you wrap your hair around the curling iron, heat is transferred onto the hair strands, which is what makes them change their shape. So once your pinned curl is cooled down, it will allow the cuticle to close and set in place, making the curl last for a much longer period of time.

Hint: If you don’t have time to wait 10-15 minutes for the curls to set, pin them all to your scalp and use your blow drier to blow cold air on them from a distance. Ever wondered what that ‘cool’ button was there for? 😉

  1. Use the right hair products

Help your curls! Apply styling products to your hair, which will help hold the curls in longer. Depending what works with your hair, apply a tiny bit of mousse prior to drying your hair, or simply spray hairspray before and after curling. All this is after applying heat protectant, of course – always remember the heat protectant first!

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Hint: Don’t hold the hairspray too close to your hair. You want to spray mist onto it, and wait a few moments for it to dry prior to applying heat.

  1. Invest in good hot hair tools

For years, you may think that your hair is ‘stick straight’ and that ‘your curls will fall apart in 20 minutes anyway’. You will think that as long as you use cheap, drugstore brand curlers. Only when you switch to better quality, higher-end tools, will you realize that the problem isn’t in your hair – it’s in the iron! Yes, they may be more expensive, however, they damage your hair less, they heat up better (so you will apply heat for a shorter period of time), and good quality irons will last you a very long time.

  1. Use the right barrel size

Hair Stylist Kristine Barone from Kristine Barone’s hair design inside J Salon in Peoria, Arizona says that barrel size is actually pretty important. It’s easy to think that a bigger barrel is what will give you those sexy Victoria Secret Curls. However, we find that most of the time, a smaller barrel will do the magic. Depending on your hair, of course, try using a 1″ or 1.5″ barrel, and see what difference it can make! Not only will the curls look better, but they will also last longer.

  1. Your hair still doesn’t curl?

Well, my beautiful friend, this is a sign that your hair is screaming SOS. Overly damaged hair (including split ends) doesn’t curl well. Period. It’s time to give your hair some love and get a trim!  Call Master Hair Stylist Kristine Barone from Kristine Barone’s hair design inside J Salon in Peoria, Arizona at 602-323-6881 for a free consultation!

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If you’re doing all of the above things right, but just aren’t sure of the techniques on how to curl your hair – don’t worry 🙂 It takes some practice.

How to communicate with your Hair Stylist Kristine Barone’s hair design inside Salon Blissful (formerly J Salon) in Peoria Arizona

You can reach Kristine Barone at 602-323-6881, or visit Kristine’s website at: http://kristinebarone.com/

Kristine Barone’s Hair Design serves the communities of Glendale, Peoria, Surprise, Sun City, Goodyear, Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Avondale Arizona. From hair color, hair cuts, hair color correction, and waxing, Kristine Barone’s Hair Design serves all of your hair care needs.

How to communicate with your Hair Stylist Kristine Barone’s hair design inside Salon Blissful (formerly J Salon) in Peoria Arizona

Can I blame it on the robe?  Or maybe it’s the hydraulic chair.  But something about sitting in a hair salon deactivates my inquisitive-reporter skills, and makes my familiarity with hair vocabulary fly out the window.

Things get worse once the stylist starts making suggestions—typically proposing ways to remove some of the weight from my fine but very thick straight hair. Instead of speaking up, I nod in agreement, disregarding my knowledge of what works on my hair—or doesn’t. A decade ago, I let a stylist cut wispy bangs, knowing my cowlick would never cooperate. And when I do make requests, I’m often not specific enough. On several occasions, I’ve asked for “long layers,” only to walk away with the dreaded “Rachel,” long past its ’90s heyday.

LOCK STEP | Actress Mary Pickford getting her curls chopped off at a Chicago barber shop in 1928. Getty Images

Ms. Blackwell, a 30-year-old publicist, has found herself flustered, too. “I can picture the cut in my head.  I know the terms, but it never comes out right,” she said.  She now brings in her iPad with several pictures of a single celebrity to show her stylist of 2½ years the haircut from multiple angles.  Her inspiration of late is Gwyneth Paltrow’s long bob circa 2009.

Even a stylist you see regularly can get it wrong. On a recent trip to the salon, she left her photos at home. Instead, she showed her stylist an old picture on the small screen of her iPhone, asking for her original style.  She walked out with a cut much shorter than she expected. “I feel like it wasn’t my fault,” she said.

As much as we would like to remain blameless, communication is a two-way street.  There are things you can do to better explain your needs.  For starters, be honest when answering a stylist’s questions, especially about the kind of daily maintenance you’re prepared to undertake.  It may save you embarrassment, she added, “but you’re also not telling them the whole truth.”

Honesty with yourself is the best policy, too.  You may aspire to spend 45 minutes adding waves to your straight hair each morning, but is that realistic?  If your stylist doesn’t ask, offer the information up.

When talking about the cut—or color—you seek, a picture can be worth the proverbial thousand words.  “A lot of clients say one thing, but they don’t understand what they’re saying,”  With a photo, “I get an idea of where they want to go—and whether it’s realistic for them.”  Adjust your expectations.  The star with the hair of your dreams likely had a few people spending hours perfecting it.

The picture isn’t by any means a flawless way to communicate, especially if you pick an unrealistic shot.  Look for a celebrity with a hair color and texture that seems similar to your own.  Even the professionally beautiful take this approach.  When model Karlie Kloss was ready to cut off her hair, she began with some pictures to show her stylist.  “I brought in a bunch of photos before we pulled the scissors out,” Ms. Kloss said.  Her starting point: ’60s model Jean Shrimpton’s long, side-swept bangs.  The stylist then took it shorter, resulting in the style now known as the Karlie Chop.

Another option is to bring in a picture of yourself when your hair was at its best, said Kristine Barone, Master Hair Colorist near Glendale, Arizona .  It gives clients the chance to say, “this is what works for me,” said Mrs. Barone. The show-not-tell approach is also advisable for communicating length.  What you picture as an inch might really be a half an inch or an inch-and-a-half.  It’s better to use your hands to mark the desired length.

If you don’t want feel like you’re shouldering the entire burden of communication, look for stylists who make it a priority to understand clients’ wishes.  Kristine Barone at Kristine Barone’s Hair Design inside Salon Blissful (formerly J Salon) in Peoria Arizona said, “I realized early in my career that the most successful people in the industry were the best communicators.”

In fact, highly skilled stylists can get caught up in giving a good technical haircut at the expense of a guest’s wishes.  Her advice is to be wary of a salon that sends you off to the shampoo sinks or even offers up a robe before you get a chance to talk with your stylist.  At her salon, Kristine Barone’s Hair Design inside Salon Blissful (formerly J Salon) in Peoria Arizona, Kristine first brings a client over to her station and then steps in front of the chair to get a good full-body look and give a proper consultation.

Kristine also studies a client’s body language for hints on how ready for change she may be.  Someone who touches her hair repeatedly while talking is likely quite attached to her locks, so she treads carefully.  She then peppers her guest with questions about her hair and her daily routine, listening carefully for cues and hints.  If she maintains a regular exercise habit, she might need her hair long enough to be pulled off her face.

Ultimately, there is a time when relinquishing control to the experts makes sense.  “People who come to me, they trust me,” said Kristine Barone.  For Mrs. Barone, too much talking interferes with the creative process. “I just know,” she said. “That’s why I’m hired.”

Extreme Heat Hair Style

When the sun comes up usually one’s hair follows—and for those with especially long and/or thick hair, the best way to stay cool this summer is to wear your hair high and tight, says Master Hair Stylist & Color Correction Expert Kristine Barone.  Not only does it keep frizz at bay and create an undone style, in extreme heat you’ll be thankful to have a fully exposed neck, she says. But that doesn’t mean you don’t have to put in just a few minutes of effort to make your ponytail more polished: If your hair is on the softer side you may need a light matte-finished pomade along your hairline when brushing back, explains Kristine.  Those with dryer texture could use one with a bit of shine.

Kristine Barone hair design is located inside Salon Blissful (formerly J Salon) at 8378 W. Thunderbird Road, Suite 105, Peoria, Az 85381.  Please call Kristine at 602-323-6881 to set up an appointment for a free consultation.  http://kristinebarone.com

 

Sky High Pony

Kristine Barone talks about eleven things that most hair stylists won’t tell you.  Kristine Barone can be reached at 602-323-6881 for a free consultation.  She is located in Glendale/ Peoria Arizona.  You can view her website at:  http://kristinebarone.com

We all want great hair, and it starts with a haircut. You may bring in a photo, or describe what you want in your hairstyle to a “T”, but are your expectations for a new look on par with what your hair can actually do? Does the celebrity style that you’ve been coveting match up with amount of time that you’re willing to spend on your hair? Here are 11 things to consider, and points that your stylist likely won’t say out loud, before you go in for your next haircut.

1. Great Hair takes a lot of work……Sorry!

On some level, if you want your hair to look good it’s going to take some work. Unless you have perfect hair, with great body, beautiful thickness, and absolutely no issues whatsoever, you will need to do something with your hair to make it look like that photo you brought in. By the way, I’m pretty sure that the aforementioned perfect hair doesn’t really exist.

2. Surprise! Celebrities have hair just like you

Celebrities are born just as human as you and me, with one exception when it comes to hair. Celebrities hire teams of stylists, use extensions, wigs, top of the line hair products and processes that cost a fortune. Unless you’re willing to pay those kind of prices, it’s probably not realistic to have celebrity perfect hair everyday.

3. You want “wash and go” hair?  Me Too!

The truth is, very few people on this planet have wash and go hair. Many people look like they do (like the girl you work with whose hair is perfect all day long), but they have to work at it. They experiment with the right shampoo, get regular haircuts, try out new styling techniques, and they probably use product in their hair. By the way, we all secretly hate the girl with the perfect all day hair. It’s okay.

4. Not a fan of using hair products?

If you don’t want to use product in your hair, don’t expect your hair to look like you did. Have you ever noticed how many products your stylist uses during your haircut/blowout? Bottom line: new products are awesome and could give you a brand new appreciation for your hair.

5. Please use as directed!

Just because you’re using product, doesn’t mean you’re using it right. If you’re one of those girls that have been using the same product you used 10 years ago (it’s okay, you don’t have to admit it out loud), it is time for a change. Ask for advice on your hair products, and implement that advice at home. If your product isn’t working out, ask to exchange your product for something that will work for you.

6. Change is good, embrace change!

If you ask for a new look, but style your hair the same way you always have, you will likely not be happy with your hair’s result. In fact, it will probably look like it always did. A haircut is simply the foundation to a great look. Styling is key. Ask your stylist for advice on properly styling your new cut.

7. If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.

Practice makes perfect. Try new things with your hair and re-try them when you don’t get it right the first time. Trust me, even hairstylist have a hard time blowing out their own hair, and it takes some skill to learn to curl your hair with a flat iron. Rome wasn’t built in a day, neither is great hair.

8. Only Dream when you are asleep!

Have real expectations with your hair. If you’re only willing to put 5 minutes of styling into a hair style that should require 30 minutes, expect your hair to look that way. Ask your stylist to help you choose a look that matches the level of effort that you’re willing to put in and that matches your hair’s texture.

9. The long and short of it

The more hair you have, the more time it will take to style. Which is a real drag if you were “blessed” with ridiculously thick hair, but it’s just a truth that you have to accept.

10. Speaking of Acceptance

A salon chair is not a time machine. Hair changes over time as we age, just like our skin and our rear ends. It sucks, but we can only realistically work with the present condition of your hair. As much as you’d love to have your hair look the way it did 15 or 20 years ago, you will be much happier if you work with what you have, at the present moment, instead of focusing on what you once had.

11. Your Hair Stylist is not happy, if you are not happy!

Your hairstylist sincerely wants you to look good and feel good about your hair. You represent her talent, experience, skill, and her good name. We honestly stress about your hair, and we want you to feel good about it. We want you to love it, to tell your friends about it, and to come back in six weeks with enthusiasm about it. If you don’t love it, talk to your stylist about it. And if you do love it, tell her about that, too.

You can reach Kristine Barone for an appointment or consultation at 602-323-6881.

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Undercutting Technique- Kristine Barone’s Hair Design

 

Undercutting Technique from KRISTINE BARONE’S HAIR DESIGN INSIDE SALON BLISSFUL (formerly J Salon) in Peoria Arizona.  Call Kristine at 602-323-6881 for an appointment.
Flip traditional haircutting ideas on their heads. The newest innovation, the short haired undercut, amps up short hair with big style. The experts at Kristine Barone Hair Design can show you how to get this edgy cut.

Call anytime for a free consultation.  (Kristine Barone’s Hair Design inside Salon Blissful (formerly J Salon) at 8378 W. Thunderbird Road, (SUITE 105) Peoria Az. 85381 (602-323-6881)

 

 

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Kristine Barone, Master Hair Stylist and Color Correction Expert speaks about Hair Color in Peoria Arizona.  Kristine Barone can be reached at 602-323-6881.  Kristine Barone is located in Glendale and Peoria Arizona.

Hair color is matter of chemistry! The first safe commercial hair color was created in 1909 by French chemist Eugene Schuller.  Hair coloring is very popular today, with over 75% of women coloring their hair and a growing percentage of men following suit. How does hair color work? It’s the result of a series of chemical reactions between the molecules in hair, pigments, as well as peroxide and ammonia, if present.

What is Hair?

Hair is mainly keratin, the same protein found in skin and fingernails. The natural color of hair depends on the ratio and quantities of two other proteins, eumelanin and phaeomelanin. Eumelanin is responsible for brown to black hair shades while phaeomelanin is responsible for golden blond, ginger, and red colors. The absence of either type of melanin produces white/gray hair.

Natural Colorants

People have been coloring their hair for thousands of years using plants and minerals. Some of these natural agents contain pigments (e.g., henna, black walnut shells) and others contain natural bleaching agents or cause reactions that change the color of hair. Natural pigments generally work by coating the hair shaft with color. Some natural colorants last through several shampoos, but they aren’t necessarily safer or more gentle than modern formulations. It’s difficult to get consistent results using natural colorants, plus some people are allergic to the ingredients.

Temporary Hair Color

Temporary or semi-permanent hair colors may deposit acidic dyes onto the outside of the hair shaft or may consist of small pigment molecules that can slip inside the hair shaft, using a small amount of peroxide or none at all. In some cases, a collection of several colorant molecules enter the hair to form a larger complex inside the hair shaft. Shampooing will eventually dislodge temporary hair color. These products don’t contain ammonia, meaning the hair shaft isn’t opened up during processing and the hair’s natural color is retained once the product washes out.

How Lightening Works

Bleach is used to lighten hair. The bleach reacts with the melanin in hair, removing the color in an irreversible chemical reaction. The bleach oxidizes the melanin molecule. The melanin is still present, but the oxidized molecule is colorless. However, bleached hair tends to have a pale yellow tint. The yellow color is the natural color of keratin, the structural protein in hair.

Permanent Hair Color

The outer layer of the hair shaft, its cuticle, must be opened before permanent color can be deposited into the hair. Once the cuticle is open, the dye reacts with the inner portion of the hair, the cortex, to deposit or remove the color. Most permanent hair colors use a two-step process (usually occurring simultaneously) which first removes the original color of the hair and then deposits a new color.  Ammonia is the alkaline chemical that opens the cuticle and allows the hair color to penetrate the cortex of the hair. It also acts as a catalyst when the permanent hair color comes together with the peroxide. The developer removes pre-existing color. As the melanin is de-colorized, a new permanent color is bonded to the hair cortex. Various types of conditioners may also be present in hair color. The conditioners close the cuticle after coloring to seal in and protect the new color.

If you would like a consultation with Kristine Barone, Master Hair Stylist and Color Correction Expert, she can be reached at 602-323-6881.  Kristine Barone is located in Glendale and Peoria Arizona inside Salon Blissful (formerly J Salon).

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Hair-Brushes1Kristine Barone, Master Hair Stylist in Glendale & Peoria Arizona, discusses the different types of hair brushes and the benefits of using each one!

Contact Kristine at 602-323-6881 if you have any questions or need to make an appointment or consultation.

Barrel Hair Brushes

This type of brush is made specifically for hair straightening needs. Use a barrel hair brush when you blow dry hair in order to get better, straighter results. A boar bristle barrel hair brush is an even better brush choice as it helps maintain control when blow drying. Boar bristle brushes also help to distribute hair’s natural oils resulting in a perfect shine. Barrel brushes are great for at-home or salon use and are created with thick or thin bristles depending on the type of hair it is used on.

 

Paddle Hair Brushes

The paddle hair brush is the most common go-to brush. The shape of a paddle hair brush is strategically created to perfectly fit to the head, offering smooth results with every stroke. While each paddle hair brush is made just for great results, though, it is important to decide which type of paddle hair brush works on specific hair types. Boar bristle paddle hair brushes work well with long, frizzy hair. While a cushion hair brush is better for short-to-medium hair with less or no frizz.

 

Vented Hair Brushes

Vented hair brushes are most commonly used for adding lift and volume to hair as the openness of the brush design allows for air flow to the hair, resulting in a quicker blow dry time. Vented hair brushes also give hair movement and help to easily style hair after it has been curled. These are great hair brushes for those with medium-to-thick hair, because they help decrease tangling.

 

Hot Air Hair Brushes

Hot air hair brushes are unique in that they can be described as a brush and blow dryer in one. Hot air hair brushes release heat so that you can essentially dry and style hair at the same time. It also frees up your second hand that would usually be using a brush or blow dryer so hair can be done one-handed.

 

 

Blake Lively’s Texturized and Tiered Pony Tail

After Blake Lively debuted her textured and tiered pony at the Met Gala this year, Kristine Barone, Color Specialist in Peoria Arizona received a request to recreate the look on one of her own clients!

Different versions of the creative style have been seen on the likes of Heidi Klum and Olivia Wilde. A great contemporary red carpet look!

Please contact Kristine Barone, Master Stylist at 602-323-6881 or at www.KristineBarone.com

Blake Lively Ponytail, Kristine Barone, 602-323-6881

Blake Lively Ponytail, Kristine Barone, 602-323-6881

Holiday Bling!

Holiday Bling PicKristine Barone says a glittery accessory adds whimsical romance to just about any hairstyle, and it makes for the perfect complement to a soft, undone chignon. Perfect for Holiday Parties or a fun night out with the girls! …………Want to give it a whirl? ……….Call Kristine at 602-323-6881 for a consultation or appointment.

It’s easy!!!

1. Curl your hair in lose curls, let curls cool down (that will help the curls set and last longer) ,

2. When hair is cool “finger comb” your hair into a low to the back side loose pony tail. Not to tight, you definitely do not want a headache during your evening event.

3. Take a few bobby pins and pin the loose curls around the band. If your hair is long or heavy, you may want to criss/cross the bobby pins to secure curls in place.

4. Lastly take your favorite antique rhinestone broach, a pair of crystal earrings, or add a piece of sequins to the chignon.

Simply Spectacular! Happy Holidays!

Just in time for fall wedding season, here’s a hair inspiration—Be sure to make yourself the best-dressed bride of the season!
A high bun is the perfect look for brides who want a feminine, classic style. It is dainty, a little playful, and timeless.  Visualizing a style like this, would remind me of an inspiring look by the always-chic Audrey Hepburn. We all love how timeless Audrey Hepburn is and creating a modern version of her look for “today’s brides” is Truly Captivating!

If you are interested in this look, please contact Kristine Barone at 602-323-6881.  Kristine Barone’s Hair Design http://kristinebarone.com