Category: Hair Guru

Foods For Hair

What you eat can play a large role in how healthy your hair is. Just like your diet can affect your skin, weight loss, and energy levels, it can also affect your hair. If you are looking to improve your hair health, you want to consume a diet rich in vitamins and minerals as well as “healthy fats” like omega-3 fatty acids. Conveniently, most healthy foods you’ll find in a well-balanced diet, are also great for your hair. Which means you don’t have to gnaw on ginger root just to get nice hair. Salmon, for example, is a great source of protein, vitamin D, and omega-3 fatty acids. Your body uses omega-3s to create a portion of the actual strand of hair and incorporates them into part of your cell membranes in your skin. If you don’t believe us, just try giving your dog a little fish oil in its food. In…

Misha Belfer of Salon Misha on Broadway in Denver, Colo. uses styling secrets to keep his clientele looking their best. Now you can take a tip from the expert: 1. Clean your brush. You use your brush every day, and it’s quite likely that you also use product on your hair. The combination of natural oils and product cause build up on your brush that will transfer back to your hair when your hair is clean and your brush not. Depending on the brush, you may need to let it dry overnight. 2. Wear bobby pins with the squiggly side next to your skull and the flat side facing out. 3. If you suffer from flat hair, using a small clip can help give you a little more height in your ponytail. Simply split your pony tail in half, place a little clip right beneath the top layer, and then let it fall…

Hair for all Seasons

With winter comes hat hair to brittle hair. Take advantage of the lower hair maintenance winter hair care requires. Avoid washing and drying your hair every day during the winter. It can make your hair brittle and can easily cause split ends, according to Misha Belfer of Salon Misha, who offers these solutions for winter hair styling. The pixie is new again. A style so versatile that it transitions play dates to work days, can be blown dry in minutes. Wear it smooth and sleek like Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s or spike it with product and your fingers (think Halle Berry in any movie). This may mean that you’ll have to take a little extra styling gel with you, but a quick touch up in the bathroom after you’ve taken off your hat and your good to go. Asymetrical short hairstyles are trending with no end in sight. The shorter cut…

Hair extensions provide an immediate wholesale change to your look. They make your hair appear thicker, fuller, longer, and even more colorful. Add wicked bright color with extensions vs. risking a whim becoming a permanent fixture on your head. Impress your date with your little black dress and model-like locks. All with hair extensions. The most difficult part about hair extensions is determining which is best for your use. Should you go with real hair or synthetic? What color? What length? And so on… Each type of hair extension offers specific benefits: Tape Tape extensions require a pre-taped extension to be taped on to your natural hair. Typically, the natural hair sandwiches the two-sided tape, placing the extension in between two locks of hair. This seamlessly incorporates the extension into the rest of your hair, adding thickness and volume. This method has a lot of benefits as it can be applied quickly and can last…

Healthy Hair During the Winter

The winter months are simply hard on your hair. From hat hair to dry, indoor-heating, your hair takes a beating during the winter months. Keep your hair healthy all winter long with these tips from Misha Belfer of Salon Misha: Hypothermia is real, and while there are plenty of discomforts that women endure for the sake of appearance, cold shouldn’t be one of them. To prevent hat hair, use a high-quality, heat-styling product. This will help prevent static and can be used on dry hair before using a hot iron. Heat-styling products protect your hair as you style it and will keep it from becoming too wild when you remove your hat. The dry heat indoors and the cold, winter air outside can make your hair brittle and cause split ends. Using a deep conditioner locks moisture into your hair and helps reduce damage from the dry air. Another option is to…

They say fashion is cyclical and that just about everything comes back into fashion eventually. The same goes for hair styles. For example the wavy curls that were popularized in the 1940s are resurfacing, and they look just as stunning now as they did then. The long, loose curls are a great way to accentuate any facial structure, and have been seen on everyone from Reese Witherspoon to Jennifer Lopez. These curls are extremely elegant and hold a distinguished appeal that is hard to find anywhere else. The blunt bob of the 1920’s flappers is back in style as well. Today, it is often seen with a slightly modern twist; many women who are choosing to wear a bob are incorporating uneven angles. Victoria Beckham, for example, wore the blunt bob beautifully, but upgraded it to a more current model by cutting her hair at an angle toward her chin. The hard…

Just like you carefully choose your clothes for the shape of your body, you should carefully choose a hairstyle that suits the shape of your face. Think of it like sunglasses. There are some people who look great in high-performance athletic sunglasses and some people who look like bugs in them. The difference in whether or not they look good lies entirely in the shape of the person’s face. Faces generally fall into one of five categories: round, square, oblong/rectangular, heart, and oval. Each one has different attributes and will look best when accentuated by a specific hairstyle. One of the more common face shapes is the round shape. This is generally when your face is about as wide as it is long. Think Mila Kunis or Emma Stone. Because round faces tend to have similar measurements in terms of length and width, styles that are a little asymmetrical can be very…

If 50 is the new 30, knowing how to wear your hair age-appropriately can get confusing. Treating yourself to a hair “lift” might be just the thing to take the edge off of a mid-century birthday. As well curbing a tendency to color your hair in neon green like you did in your teens could make your industry peers finally take you seriously. When you’re in your 20s, where you can be exploratory and edgy. Whether you’re in college or working long hours to make a name for yourself in your field, choosing a style that shows confidence can set the pace for how people view and interact with you. By being bold, we mean playing with a little asymmetry or varying lengths. Salon owner and world-class colorist Misha Belfer stresses that dying your hair hot-pink or any other unnatural color is not a look that inspires business confidence, by the…

Thanks to less-than-flattering pictures of Lindsay Lohan and other well-known actresses, some of you may be a little wary of hair extensions. After all, no one wants to wake up looking like they had their hair done by a car wash. Hair extensions, if properly done, look amazing and are a fast cheat that allow you to add a little body and length to hair. Hair extensions allow easy-to-undo changes. If think you’d love to have hot-pink highlights, but are understandably leery to commit to dying your hair hot-pink, extensions in hot pink are a great option. If you decide you don’t like them, you can have them taken out immediately. If you decide you’d like to keep them for a while, they can last up to six months if you take care of them properly. There are a number of different methods to apply hair extensions, and at Misha, we employ…

Every bride wants her special day to be one-of-a-kind. That said, book now for a wedding day. At that consult, hair styling expert Misha Belfer of SalonMisha.com will review hair style options that complement the formality (or not) of your wedding event and dress. He’ll advise the style that will last well into an evening of dancing. And he’ll advise you on the best style for the shape of your face and length of your hair. Real flowers top the charts for bridal hair accessories in 2014—from flowers woven through the bride’s hair to wreaths or artfully placed atop an up-do. With flowers come a plethora of stylistic options. Somewhat surprisingly, many brides opt for more casual hair styles like the messy bun vs. not-a-hair-out-of-place looks. While the messy bun may appear to be casual, it actually proved to be a versatile style that lent itself to both formal and informal weddings. In…