Guess who came to town? We’re always grateful when the marvelous master of hair, Geno Chapman, makes the 3,000 mile trip to teach at Mango Salon. This month’s stop was no different. Geno flew in from LA to teach an advanced cutting class to a select number of the Mango crew. This class focused on layer techniques that make each hair cut unique & framing to the individual who sports it. Here’s what the designers had to say:
“I learned small techniques that really reminded me how important refinement is to a great cut.”
“Geno’s concave layered technique was amazing. The way he explains things…it just clicked with me. It was a great experience.”
As always, it’s a pleasure to have you. Thanks Geno!
The newest trend in nail care is here! SHELLAC yourself into a minimum maintenance manicure at Mango. This $15, 15 minute addition to your Mango manicure is an extra strong nail polish that is cured with a UV Light. It dries instantly & leaves nails shiny, strong & durable for up to 3 weeks. No chips, no waiting, no maintenance. SHELLAC has its own unique color line. To learn more, ask our Nail Artists about this formidable trend & don’t forget to check out some of the colors we offer at Mango!
Tutti Frutti ,Tropix, Clearly Pink, Fedora
The Tidy Bun – An Easy Summer Trick to Getting a Thick, Smooth Bun
Step 2 – Put your hair in a ponytail & smooth out, making sure your pony tail sits where you would like your bun to sit.
Step 4 – Break the ponytail into four sections (top, bottom, left, right – imagine that when all the sections are rolled & pinned they will look like a plus sign on the back of your head). Roll the top section into a barrel curl & pin. Do the same for the remaining three sections, remembering to make them look like a plus sign.
Step 5 – Pull the edges of each section down, so the sections join each other & form a round bun. Pin the edges down with bobby pins.
Step 6 – Hair spray with a firm hold hair spray (especially if you have layers…hair spray is the key to getting those pesky free ends to lay in unison with the rest of the bun).
A Great Bumble Offering!
The Science of Blonding: How to Know What You’re Seeing & Ask For What You Really Want
Telling your Hair Designer you want “highlights” is a broad, blanket statement. Not all blondes are created equal…not all looks are the same. Jessica Simpson, for instance, is a double processed blonde. Gisele Bundchen’s highlights are “grown out”. Seeing what you want & knowing how to translate that look into “stylist” speak is key. FYI – A JCrew model has highlights. A blonde star on the cover of InStyle has WAY more than highlights. Why is it important to note the distinction? Because if you want to come out looking like Kate Hudson & you come out looking like you plus a few blonde streaks…you’ll be dissatisfied when your Designer says she gave you “highlights”. If you know what you want, you’ll know what to ask for & you’ll get what you want. Here is the science of blonding.
The Gwyneth – This icy blonde beauty has all over color + bleach highlights + a toner (a conditioning glaze that can control brassiness or gold). Commitment: High- this blonde goes yellow quickly & needs to be done every 4-6 weeks. Other Figureheads: Jessica Simpson
The Cameron – This California blonde is highlighted so heavily she might as well be all over color BUT she isn’t. She has multiple shades of blonde (meaning bleach & color are used to lift her natural hair color) & she has minimal (if any, depending on the time of year) low lights. She skips the toner, opting for a more golden sunny hue. *Note: If you’re booked for highlights & you want to achieve this look, you need to tell your Designer that you don’t want to see much of your natural color. Commitment: High – it looks more natural but it’s so heavily done if you don’t get the highlights touched up every 6-8 weeks you’ll still look like you have roots. Other Figureheads: Kate Hudson
The Nicole – This Strawberry blonde is an all over color beauty. Meaning every few weeks, someone paints color on the roots of her entire head to lift out her natural color. A second color will be mixed & pulled through her ends. Sometimes her color is more red, other times more blonde but it’s always consistent from roots to ends & it’s one shade, which makes it an all over color. Commitment: Medium-High depending on how red the hue & how dark your natural hair color. If you don’t stray too light you can stretch this to every 10-12 weeks. Taken to a super light extreme, this will need to be done every 4-6 weeks. Other Figureheads: Amy Poehler, Christina Aguilera, January Jones.
The Lopez & The Aniston – These caramel/beige blondes have mastered hair color that looks low maintenance. Don’t be fooled. These lovely ladies are also double processed, they’re just not as blonde. First, they have all over color added to lift their natural hair color one to two shades lighter. Then they have highlights & lowlights added to make their hair look natural & sunkissed. Commitment: Medium – High, once again depending on how light the color is taken. Because we’re not talking platinum blonde here, chances are you can go quite a bit longer between visits to the salon without looking trashy.
The JCrew Model – These beauties are on the natural side. The majority of what you see is their natural hair color. Their highlights are fine & natural & lifted only two shades lighter than their natural. Commitment: Low – because they’re so natural, they can grow out considerably & not be noticeable.
How To: Make Waves with the Flat Iron
Wavy hair is IN & with summer coming, you want the fastest way to get the trend with the least amount of time & heat styling. Answer? Curl your hair with the flat iron. Sound hard? Not so. Here is your step by step guide to easy breezy summer time waves. (And don’t worry…the point of wearing waves is that they don’t have to be uniform…so you’re off the hook if it doesn’t look perfect).
- The number one rule for contemporary wavy hair is – roll the wave away from the face (no prom curls please). Away from the face. Ok? That said…take a section of hair & position the flat iron near the scalp & above the hair.
- Wrap the hair once around the flat iron, pulling the ends of the hair to the side & holding the strand at a 90 degree angle from the head.
- Slowly, with even pressure, pull the flat iron down the strand of hair (Think of curling a ribbon on a present – wrap it around the scissors & pull straight out. Same principle for curling with a flat iron).
- Immediately after the hair has dropped from the flat iron, take your hands and twist the strand going in the same direction as the hair is curling. This reinforces & defines the curl.
- Spray with hair spray.
- Mess it up. Like we said before – the point of the wave is that it doesn’t have to be perfect, so run your hands through your curls a bit. ** For those with finer hair – don’t mess it up as much. Your hair will naturally fall with time & too much messing will pull the curl out automatically.
With a little practice, this style will take you 10 minutes or less. Not bad for summer’s sexiest trend!