Hair Style Summer Fun

Sorry I’ve been MIA! Moving, maternity leave, 7 week old baby, two year old… it’s got me a little twisted. Today I got to do one of my favorite things though, hit the salon! I love a good shampoo, cut, color and style. Dermatologists are experts of the skin, hair and nails. Lets get real, a LOT of dermatologist don’t stay up to date on what’s “in” for the hair, nails and skin. I on the other hand refuse to leave the age of 29 and I try my hardest to stay a hip, young, Maltese chick. My hairdresser, Caroline Mackey is super cool and stylin. She keeps my hair on fleek.  If you don’t have a hair dresser, all the girls at Roots salon are fabulux. Today, while I got my hair did, I interviewed Caroline about what’s hip, what’s not and how to keep our hair stylin’ this Summer. She is just too cool to keep all her amazingness to myself and my patients so I have to share with my blog followers too. Hope you enjoy the interview as much as I did!

Nina: What is the hottest hair trend right now?

Caroline: Balayage hair color, the California look. Very “beach meets festival” look.  Long hair is it. Braids are super hot right now too.

Nina: Pink, purple and even grey seem to be hot colors on the celebs right now. How can a professional woman like myself get in on that trend without loosing my “professional look” while at work?

Caroline: Try some of the temporary sprays for a weekend or an event. They wash out after you wear them. Also, keep it classy by only applying the color to the tips of your hair or “peek-a-boos”not a whole head of purple hair.

Nina: As you know, I love not washing my hair for days or “no-poo” but I’ve wondered how long is too long to go without shampooing? Like how long before I become dread locks?

Caroline: If it looks greasy it’s time to wash but if you can use a dry shampoo and can’t tell you haven’t washed then just keep going. Brunettes usually can’t go as long as blondes because brunettes look “greasy” quicker than blondes do. On average, brunettes can go about 3 days and blondes about 5 days and then it’s time for a wash.

Nina: I know I’ve seen some girls gone dry, damaged and even green after a Summer spent in chlorine. What is a product and procedure you recommend to prevent our pool hoppers’ hair from going bad this Summer?

Caroline: Before you get in the pool dampen your hair (those showers are there for a reason) and apply a good leave in conditioner. My favorite is Davines because it is all organic. If you start going green get Three shampoo from Paul Mitchell. It cleanses the hair and removes the green.

Nina: What cut or style annoys you? Like when they sit down in your chair, looking at it makes your skin crawl!

Caroline: Mullet haircuts…. not Joe Dirt Mullet but when a girl comes in and the front is damaged and short bang-like but the rest/back is long. She doesn’t want to lose her length so she won’t let you cut it, not realizing she is rocking a mullet!  Oh, oh, AND thick, blunt ends.

Nina: All women love the feeling at the end of the day of taking off that bra. Am I right, or am I right?!?! After I have been in a pony tail all day I have that same feeling. It just feels so good to get my hair out of that cute little pony tail! What styling advice do you have for girls who get headaches or just sore scalp after wearing a ponytail for an extended period of time?

Caroline: Ponytail pain is usually caused by using too tight of a ponytail or dry scalp. Try to switch from a high ponytail to a lower one at your nape area. Paul Mitchell tea tree scalp treatment is awesome for dry scalp. When your hair is sore just massage your scalp. Nina sidenote: I’m going to try braids instead of my go-to ponytail look and move my sock bun down and make it messier and looser for a trendier, more comfy look! Also, we have lots of tricks for dry scalp, if you suffer from dry scalp make an appointment at Johnson Dermatology. This is a problem we are really good at fixing!

Nina: We all want to look skinny, right? I mean nothing tastes as good as skinny feels, right? (other than  a good chocolate cake with a glass of wine) So, is there a cut or color that will thin your face?

Caroline: Most cuts and colors to make your face look thinner have to do with detail. For cuts, try bangs if you have a large enough forehead and try some layers or face framing. As for color, pick a color that compliments your eyes and it will take the focus off your face. It’s all about balance.

Thank you Caroline for my new do and keeping me up-to-date with all the cool kids!

To schedule an appointment with Caroline or one of her ah-mazing staff at Roots call 479-226-9330!

Stay Hairtastic, Nina


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