Is Hot and Humid a Challenge For Your Hair?

Posted by Mickey B.

  Who needs a headline when you have a head of hair telling you exactly what’s going on outside?! When your hair has no volume or more frizzies than you can stand, and you are seized by that “ugh-I-want-to-cut-my-hair-off” feeling, you know it is hot and humid!

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How to Have Fun With Casual Summer Hairstyles

Posted by Mickey B.

More outdoor living – whether in sidewalk bistros or on the beach – can lead to a more casual approach to hair styling. Casual doesn’t mean that you have to give up your style. Relax and have some fun with your summer hair.

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Hair Care Tips: Mickey’s Top 5 Secrets for Head-Turning Hair

Posted by Mickey B.

Mickey Bolek has been doing hair for 30 years and in those years has been asked some of the same questions over and over again. Here are 5 of the FAQs. (Originally published in 2012, this post has been updated very little because it’s classic Mickey! Enjoy…and be sure to pay attention to #5!)

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Spring Hair Care Tips from Mickey

Posted by Mickey B.

Cherry blossoms are lining the streets of DC, and the city is waking from its winter slumber. Now is the time to be thinking about waking up your hair and getting it ready to blossom. Here are a few tips to prep your hair for spring, and provide it the care it requires.

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How Often Should I Wash My Hair?

Posted by Mickey B.

How often should I wash my hair? This is a question that I frequently hear from my customers at Michael Anthony Salon. They want to maintain the salon style perfection, starting with their shampoo.  I don’t think that there is one answer that works for everyone. What matters is your hair, lifestyle, and personal preferences. […]

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How to Avoid Beach Hair and Protect Your Tresses in Summer

Posted by Mickey B.

Summer’s here and it’s time to head to the beach. As a stylist, I think about what happens to your hair when you expose it to the combination of sun and salt water or chlorine. Summer hair care can be a challenge.

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How to Get the Look You Want With Styling Products

Posted by Mickey B.

When clients come for a consultation, they often bring a picture of the hairstyle they want. I don’t believe you can find the perfect look in just one photo. So, I encourage clients to bring several images that show one or two things they are looking for. Then we can customize just the right look.

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How To Get Head Turning Style at Your Hair Salon

Posted by Mickey B.

Whether I color, cut, or style someone’s hair I want the end result to be something that will turn heads and have perfect strangers saying, “ I love your hair! Who is your stylist?”

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Why Go For the Bargain? A Good Haircut is Priceless!

Posted by Mickey B.

Maybe it’s because I “do hair.” But I am always mystified by the tendency for those who “wear hair” to look for a bargain haircut. It doesn’t make sense to shop for the best fashion and then cut corners at the hair salon. Why? Unlike those great boots or designer label pants, you wear your haircut every day.

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When It’s Time for a New Hairstyle

Posted by Mickey B.

Clients frequently choose fall as the time to try a new hairstyle. When they ask for advice from their stylists, they may not hear exactly what they want. At that precise moment stylist and client begin to collaborate.

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