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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 25 years and in those years has been asked some of the same questions over and over again. Here are 5 of the most frequently asked questions, and Mickey’s answers for “head-turning hair.”


Q: How can I get more fullness and movement in my hair?

A: “If you really want your hair to have fullness and movement you must use styling products and a blow dryer. As the old saying goes “We are beauticians not magicians.” We can cut a great shape, but the “style” comes from your at-home styling. Never be afraid to ask your stylist for tips.”

Q: If flat irons are made for home use they must be safe – right?

A: “Flat irons are great for creating modern looks. BUT … these instruments can reach temperatures of 450 degrees and can burn the hair if not used properly. Remember to move the iron through the hair quickly, repeat if needed, and always use a heat protecting product to protect and keep the style.”

Q: Are salon brand shampoos and conditioners really worth the extra expense?

A: “Non-salon brand shampoos and conditioners purchased in drug and grocery stores are not always the most economical; even if the sticker price is smaller. Some shampoos contain harsh detergents and may not be concentrated, giving you dry hair and forcing you to use more to get a great lather. Conditioners can contain synthetic waxes that build up, leaving your hair dull, dry looking, and starved for moisture. If you have a stylist you trust, ask him or her what salon product is best for your hair type and your pocket book.”

Q: Should I care for my hair differently, in different seasons?

A: “While you are putting away the winter clothes think too about changing your “hair wardrobe.” Summer is just around the corner and with that comes the side effects of sun, chlorine, and humidity. The Paul Mitchell Company carries a wonderful sun block (Color Protect Locking Spray) just as good for non-colored hair and scalp protection. Shampoo Three is the best for swimming pool hair and Sculpting Foam is the best all around styling product to help keep hair full and tame in humid weather.”

Q: I’m thinking I’d like bangs again. How can I make sure they will look good?

A: “NEVER CUT YOUR OWN BANGS!!!!!! It has been my experience that you will regret it and it can take a long time to grow them out. So step away from the mirror, put down the scissors or cuticle cutters, and call your stylist now. He or she will always know what to do.”

Have a Great Hair Day!

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