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Balayage Technique for Low Maintenance and Natural Highlights

Posted by Mickey B.

Balayage is a highlighting technique that allows a stylist to paint the color on your hair, resulting in soft and natural-looking highlights. Balayage is an excellent solution for transitioning hair through a “grow out” period or making it possible to go longer between color treatments.

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‘Tis the Season for Your Best Holiday Hairstyling

Posted by Mickey B.

This is the time of year when we want our hair to look its absolute best. Mickey Bolek, Michael Anthony Salon, has some tips to help you and your hair make it stunningly through the holiday season.

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Who Should I Tip at My Hair Salon?

Posted by Mickey B.

As a salon owner AND stylist, I hear much confusion from customers about proper tipping etiquette. Who should I tip? My stylist? The owner? The person who shampooed my hair? Times have changed and so have salons. Here is my best advice in response: 

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How to Undo Winter Hair Damage

Posted by Mickey B.

  Old man winter is bringing his anticipated blast of cold. Sadly, the long, warm days are well behind us. Now we’ll be going in and out of dry, heated buildings into the dry cold air outside.  Add blow-drying, curling or flat ironing, and chemical treatments to your hair. It’s a recipe for disaster. What […]

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Are You Looking for Straight Talk About Baldness?

Posted by Mickey B.

When clients ask about their hair loss, I want to give good information about baldness AND make sure the answer helps the client feel better. 

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Fall Is Here!! Mickey Bolek’s Trend Alert

Posted by Mickey B.

For many, fall is the perfect time for fresh starts. In the salon that translates into hairstyles. What new look do you want to sport this fall? It’s an opportunity for stylists and customers to team up for a hairstyle change.

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What You Need to Know About Silver Hair

Posted by Mickey B.

Nowadays, icy white or silver hair is a trendy shade – a serious favorite due to its cool, modern look. It is also one of the most time consuming and labor intensive hair color services.

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Fall Is the Best Time For a New Hair Care Routine

Posted by Mickey B.

For many, clothing isn’t the only style change they seek as the temperatures drop; autumn often welcomes a hairstyle update, as well. 

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The Best Advice About DIY Hair Color: Is It Worth It?

Posted by Mickey B.

It seems that the main argument in favor of DIY hair color kits is the financial savings. While, yes, you may save some money, there are more things to consider when deciding how to color your hair.

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Is Hot and Humid a Challenge For Your Hair?

Posted by Mickey B.

Summer heat and humidity take their toll on hair. Mickey Bolek, owner of Michael Anthony Salon on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, offers tips and sympathy!

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