Category: Hair Guru

Corrective Coloring 101

Have you been to a colorist and been disappointed with the results? Maybe you’ve tried color removal, highlights or dyes at home and never achieved the look you’re after. A visit to a salon with professional corrective coloring services is what you need to fix the damage and finally enjoy the hair you’ve been wanting. What is Corrective Coloring? Corrective coloring is more or less “fixing” damage done to hair through a botched coloring job or treatment, as well as the process of applying a dramatic color change to your hair. While a traditional coloring treatment includes applying color, corrective coloring involves color removal as well as new color application and normally a cut of at least 2 to 4 inches to maintain the hair’s integrity and health. Finding the right professional colorist is very important to getting the look you want. Make sure you find a professional who has a thorough understanding…

The holidays are here and with them come the array of events you are planning on attending. With so much going on, you’ll need to plan your hairstyle ahead and whether you’re doing it yourself or visiting a salon, knowing exactly what you want will save you time and trouble. Coming up with fresh style ideas can be tricky, so take a look at this list we’ve put together of trends we think would suit any occasion when done tastefully. The Mussy Side ‘Do Related to the formal updo, this side ‘do is classic and gorgeous for a formal occasion. First, create texture by applying a dry shampoo and back combing before pulling back into a side ponytail. Then, back comb the ponytail into a loose bun and secure with bobby pins. Hairspray finishes the look. Full, Bouncy Waves Long, layered, wavy hair dresses up any event and is accentuated by applying volumizing spray…

Everyone has wondered at some point if they are using the perfect shampoo for their hair type and even if they are, is there a better option they may be missing out on? To put you at ease and lessen your time spent in the shampoo aisle, here is a brief guide to making sure you’re giving the best treatment to your hair and scalp. Know Your Scalp Type Before you rush into choosing a shampoo based on whether you have fine, medium or thick hair, figure out your scalp type. Shampoo is best used to clean and care for your scalp, while conditioner is meant more for your actual hair. For example, if you struggle with having oily hair, a dry scalp is probably to blame. Using a moisturizing shampoo will improve your dry scalp and should reduce the excess oil in your hair. Oily scalps are well-suited to shampoos that balance,…

Air Dry or Blow-Dry?

A common question often asked is whether it is better to air dry or blow-dry your hair. While there are benefits and drawback to both methods, it really depends what hairstyle you are going for. Blow-drying offers enhanced styling that you can somewhat easily control, while air drying lets your hair do its thing naturally and is better at locking in moisture. So how do you decide what to do? Consider the following facts to help you choose the right method for you: Air-Drying When your hair strands are wet, they swell. Some studies have shown that the longer the hair strands are allowed to swell, the more pressure is put on hair proteins which puts the strands at risk of breaking. Furthermore, combing your hair while wet or rubbing it harshly with a towel can cause damage. For many, air drying your hair leaves you with hard-to-manage frizz. However, air drying also…

Haircuts to Complement Beards

If you are thinking of changing your, hairstyle, facial hair or simply want to re-think the balance between the hair on top of your head and the hair on your face, we have a few ideas. Before embarking on your great makeover, consider the overall picture. Here are a few popular haircuts and beards to go along with them: Classic Part A staple hairstyle for decades now, the classic part lends itself well to the well-manicured man as well as a rugged outdoorsman when coupled with a full beard. Flexible enough to make you appear both clean-cut and maintained while also adventurous and open to exploration, this combination is a win. Buzz Cut For all the low-maintenance lovers out there, the buzz cut is ideal. Requiring no work or daily routine, this hairstyle is great for anyone on the run or anti-frills. Adding a hearty beard to complement the buzz cut adds some texture…

If you have very fine hair, you know the struggle of maintaining moisture and volume while preventing breakage and loss. While there are many products to fit this hair type out there, we’ve compiled a list of some of the best natural oils to use in your quest for ultimate hair health and strength. Read on and explore what you can do for your hair. Abyssinian Oil Perhaps the best option for fine hair, this oil (also known as organic crambe seed oil) is heat-resistant and among the most hydrating and lightweight available. Almond Oil Another lightweight option, this oil contains Vitamin E, potassium and magnesium, and is great for fine hair as it adds moisture, shine, maintains volume and protects against breakage. Along with grapeseed, sunflower and flaxseed oil, almond oil makes a fantastic sealing product that hydrates without leaving a greasy or heavy feeling. Baobab Oil With Vitamins A, D, E and F, baobab…

If you’re looking forward to rocking box braids, cornrows or other protective styling looks this fall, don’t forget to maintain them as you would any other hairstyle! There may be less daily styling work involved, but keeping your hair and scalp moisturized is important to prevent dryness and breakage. Dry Weather Care The onset of fall means that dry air and less humid conditions will bring a greater need for moisture protection, whatever type of hair you have. Those with curly hair especially need to take extra care and treat it gently to avoid breakage. Here are a few simple tips to love your hair and protective style when the weather gets dry. Shampoo and Condition Shampoo regularly to keep your hair clean and smelling fresh. You don’t have to completely douse your head with water, but gently apply shampoo to your braids and rinse with water and a spray bottle, or wipe with…

Keratin treatment or a Brazilian Blowout? Which is right for you? At Salon Misha, it’s six or half a dozen; the treatment is the same, whether you call it a Brazilian Blowout or a Keratin Treatment. Keratherapy International Educator Misha Belfer uses Keratherapy product in his salon, the patented hair product that smooths skin to a silky finish. Treatments typically take between two to three hours (depending on your hair length) from start to finish and you leave the salon with smooth, silky, shiny hair that will last for three to four months. Traditionally, keratin products are derived from sheep’s wool containing protein and the amino acid cystine. Keratin is a biopolymer and will not harm your hair. The Salon Misha Method We are experts in providing smoothing treatments and blowouts for all types of hair. Our specialty, “The Blowout,” is both a keratin treatment and blowout in one, as it tames and moisturizes…

Misha Belfer Is Brand New!

Hair stylist extraordinaire Misha Belfer has debuted his official brand website, MishaBelfer.com. This customized site is a reflection of Misha’s passion and dedication to the hair fashion industry and clients. The new site includes a biography of Misha, describing his early interest in styling and his journey to the top, as well as a work portfolio and details on his training classes offered one-on-one. Find access to his social media pages and contact information to connect with Misha and get to know him better. Want to find out more? Check Misha’s full profile.…

If you’ve spent any time on Pinterest, you’ve probably heard of the word ombre. Ombre is a French word that simply means shading, and it can be applied to anything that gets colored – including hair. Ombre hair coloring became very popular in the United States in 2014. The idea behind ombre coloring is that the hair is colored darker at the roots and then gradually fades to a lighter color as you work your way down to the ends. It’s an extremely versatile look that can incorporate everything from natural browns to hot pink. That said, ombre has evolved into a new variation of shading that is a little more natural and incorporates a little more shine. This new trend is also from France, and it’s called ecaille…or tortoiseshell. This look gets its name from the dark tones and honey caramel colors of a tortoiseshell cat’s fur coat.   Natural, Rich Summertime…