How to Avoid the Dreaded “Beach Hair” Look

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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5 Things Hair Stylists Want Their Customers to Know

Posted by Mickey B.

I’ve been a hair stylist for a long time (30+ years), but it’s still a wonderful experience every time a new client sits in my chair. One thing I tell every new client – “Talk to me and ask questions.” Our communication is the very best way for you to leave the salon with the satisfaction […]

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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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Will a Short Hairstyle Be Your Best New Look?

Posted by Mickey B.

If you are looking for ways to keep your head cool in the heat, a haircut might be just the answer. Do you find yourself in the midst of a hair dilemma and asking yourself, “Should I cut my hair?” or “How should I get my hair cut?”

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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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Why Wait for the Damage to Happen?

Posted by Mickey B.

All those days spent enjoying the sun, pool and beach can wreak havoc on your hair. It’s not easy to make damaged hair look healthy. So, why wait till that happens? You can keep your hair looking its best all summer with a bit of prevention.

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Is Summer the Best Time for a Short Haircut?

Posted by Mickey B.

Summer has descended with heat and humidity and now you’re wondering, “Should I cut my hair?” Are you contemplating a power pixie haircut or other trendy short hair look, but still on the fence about trying a whole new look?

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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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