How to Have Fun With 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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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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Is Palm Painting Really New and Improved for Hair Coloring?

Posted by Mickey B.

The “hottest” new hair coloring technique, Palm Painting, uses a gloved hand, rather than brushes, to paint hair. Mickey Bolek questions whether the technique is actually a new one, or just a promotion of a routinely used method of hair coloring.

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What Should I Know About Shampoo and My Hair?

Posted by Mickey B.

How often should I wash my hair? This is a question that I hear frequently 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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Worried About Baldness? How to Deal With Hair Loss

Posted by Mickey B.

There are some questions that make us uncomfortable. “Am I going bald?” is akin to “Does my butt look big in these jeans?” Awkward or not, in the hair salon clients count on their hairdressers for an honest response. When the answer to this question is “Yes,” – and sometimes it is – I want to give good […]

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Mickey Bolek Sees Hairstyle Trends for Spring Fashion

Posted by Mickey B.

Spring can be a busy time for hair stylists, so I pay lots of attention to trends in hair and fashion. Our clients are looking for ways to switch things up with a new and different hairstyle. Here are a few trends that I think will be big hits in the salon this season.

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Why Start Spring With Damaged Hair?

Posted by Mickey B.

“Is my hair damaged?” is a common question for stylists at Michael Anthony Salon this time of year. Spring is new and fresh and no season for faded or brittle hair.

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Do You Speak Hairdresser Lingo?  

Posted by Mickey B.

Hair stylists pay a lot of attention to words. We have to. During our discussion with a client, we listen to the words the client uses to describe what they want AND to what is unsaid. Clients frequently apologize for not having the right “lingo” to describe what they want. Hairdresser lingo?

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Trending Cool for Men: The Taper Fade

Posted by Mickey B.

  It’s hard to avoid reading, seeing or hearing about “the fade.” This popular hairstyle for men, with all of its many variations, is everywhere.  According to GQ Style, it’s become a universal cut, worn by investment bankers and lawyers as well as by the young and cool set.

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Is It Time to Reconsider the Dry Shampoo Trend?

Posted by Mickey B.

A regular customer recently told me about a friend who goes weeks without shampooing her hair. She, the friend, believes that substituting dry shampoo is easier and, since she gets a weekly blow dry, the styling lasts longer. She’s not alone.It’s become a kind of trend.

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