It’s Time for a Salon Makeover

It's Time For A Salon Makeover

We’ve have moved into the last months of 2016 which usually signals a winding down for the year, but not at Manolo Salons. Manolo has embraced this year’s changes by experiencing greater industry recognition, adding new and talented salon professionals and rolling out new, fashion forward beauty services. Always one to be at the forefront what’s trending in the industry, …

How long does a microblading procedure last and is there any pain involved in the process?

Microblading is an exciting new service at Manolo Salons and we want you to have a great experience. Consulting with our certified esthetician about your eyebrow look in addition to the procedure will take approximately 90 minutes, but this varies from client to client. While some clients feel a little discomfort during the application, many of our clients report no …

Your Guide to Breaking the Dreaded Shampoo Cycle

Your Guide to Breaking the Dreaded Shampoo Cycle

Based on extensive work with my clients, I’d be willing to wager you wash your hair often-probably daily. Many individuals find themselves in the same dreaded cycle of washing their hair with shampoo every single day. In fact, many fear a bad hair day without their daily shampoo. They consider skipping a day only to glance in the mirror, and …

Are there any health benefits from having regular facials?

Absolutely! Facial treatments can improve circulation, provide deep cleansing and restore moisture and hydration. Facials, face packs, aromatherapy facials and massage with facial creams and other remedies help deep cleanse the skin, removing toxins caused by pollution, grease and dirt found in your everyday environment.

I have fine hair that tangles easily when washed making it a tough time to get out the tangles without pulling and tugging of my hair and a near daily struggle. What can I do to make this process easier?

There are several steps you can take to make this process much easier. First, brush out your hair before you get into the shower. Second, let your conditioner have time to do its job and you can even take a comb to run through your hair after the conditioner is applied. Also, use a wide tooth comb-not a brush-to comb …

3 Trendy Ways to Stay Fashion Forward This Fall

3 Trendy Ways to Stay Fashion Forward This Fall

The sweltering heat of the summer is sure to simmer down soon, and by the time you can walk outside without breaking a sweat, it’ll be fall. The leaves are sure to end up on the ground, and yes, pumpkin spice lattes will be back in season before you know it. So how can you stay fashion forward this fall …

Manolo Salons: Re•defining the Salon Experience

Manolo Salons - renew / relax / refresh

re•new / re•lax / re•fresh When an upscale, ultra-salon experience is on the agenda, Manolo is here to redefine how you view the salon. Distinctly different, we think “outside the salon” to give you the expertise you need in today’s beauty focused, fashion forward world. And with a new look and services, we hope you’re ready to reacquaint yourself with …

I have sensitive skin and can easily get sunburnt, particularly on my face. Is there a quality sunscreen that won’t leave by skin feeling greasy but still gets the job done?

Sunscreen is essential to protect your skin from harmful UV rays. Many people want a product that is specifically made for your face and I always recommend Guinot’s Ultra UV Sunscreen SPF 30. It applies a lightly to the skin, can be worn underneath your make-up, and leaves you protected without the greasy residue. Don’t forget to apply it to …

Up Your Image: Hottest Hair Trends For Spring 2016

If you haven’t updated your image this spring, the time is now to get in on the hottest hair trends. While winter often equals frumpy fashion for us all, it’s time to get back to being your fantastic self. Sure, shedding the Uggs may help, but the best way to up your image is a little T.L.C. for your flow. …

I’m concerned about the amount of hair I seem to be shedding whether it’s while washing my hair, bushing it, blow-drying it, or throughout the day. Should I be troubled, and what is the normal amount of hair loss for someone in any given day?

Worry over hair shedding is common and usually not something you should be too concerned about. Many women find hair in the drain or in their hairbrush and get fretful that they are experiencing hair loss instead of normal hair shedding. It’s typical to lose 60-100 strands of hair per day, and depending on the length of your hair this …

Beauty Treatments – What to Splurge on and Where to Save

Spring has sprung, and fun in the sun is back in business. It’s time to get out of the house. While March Madness may be on the minds of men – you’re ready to start showing some skin. And here at Manolo Salons, we are in the business of making you look good! It’s tough to water our money trees …

I have sensitive skin that easily gets blotchy or irritated when coming into contact with makeup and hair products. Even sudden changes in temperature and humidity can lead to itching, burning, chafing, and stinging skin. Can you offer skin care advice for me?

It’s good that you recognize your skin type. For starters, stay away from harsh facial washes or soaps that contain alcohols or fragrances. Use an unscented moisturizer to strengthen your skin and provide a barrier against irritants. Finally, fragrance-free makeup is important for keeping your face clear. If you don’t know your skin type, click here to take our quiz.

Fall In Love With Your New Beauty Routine

It’s February, and love is in the air, but here at Manolo Salons, love is in the hair! It’s the perfect month to give your hair care habits – and your entire beauty routine, at that – a little TLC. With these hand-picked, expert beauty tips from International Image Consultant Manolo Colmenero, you will fall in love with your hair, …

I want to try different color in my hair, but I don’t want something that is too hard to care for or that will require constant trips to the salon. Can you recommend some kind of professional color treatment that doesn’t require as much maintenance?

Yes, instead of all over single process or double process color, opt for highlights or lowlights. These are just sections of your hair that are colored darker or lighter, leaving your base color intact. This is a great option for enhancing hair that already has a great base tone. Although the application process is more complicated, highlights actually require less …

Help! The dark circles under my eyes and the puffiness are out of control. What can I do?

Puffiness and dark circles under your eyes can be caused by genetics, sun exposure, thinning skin or even seasonal allergies. Unfortunately, a good night’s sleep is not enough to erase dark circles. A cold compress, cool tea bags or cucumber slices will constrict the blood vessels and have long been used to reduce puffiness and refresh the appearance of skin …

Beauty Treatments for a Healthier You

You already know that pedicures, manicures and other beauty treatments, like facials, make you feel and look great. A visit to the salon can reduce stress, soothe sore joints and muscles, and simply make you feel better about yourself. But beyond just an indulgence, there are some beauty treatments that offer actual health benefits as well.

The change of seasons has made my skin feel dry and uncomfortable. How can I combat dryness and get my skin ready for winter?

Treat yourself to a facial, which will improve circulation, provide deep cleansing and restore moisture and hydration. For instance, the Hollywood Facial, AKA the Beverly Hills Stars Facial, is a treatment that combines deep hydration, exfoliation, tissue and muscle stimulation, relaxation, and deep pore cleansing to give skin a smoother, more youthful tone and texture. It is the most comprehensive …

Keep Calm and Carry On: Manolo Salons Offers Serenity and Style

There’s always so much to do. It’s easy to get caught up in the everyday hustle and bustle of life – working, running errands and taking care of family – and forget just how important it is to carve out some time for yourself as well. At Manolo Salons, we encourage our clients to make an appointment to get away. …

There’s static electricity on my hair when I pull nylon clothes over my head. How can I prevent the static? Do I need a certain hair product? Or do I need to treat the clothes?

Well, treating the clothes with fabric softener during the wash or with anti-static spray is a good option if you want to avoid using too many products in your hair. However, there is a simple, basic hair product that is great to combat static: hair spray. After pulling on your static causing clothes, simply apply a very light misting of …

Oh, Manolo, Make Me Over!

A Beauty Blogger’s Review of the Manolo Salons Experience I have been writing beauty articles for blogs for more than three years. Someone in my position – with regular contact with salon professionals and beauty industry experts – would surely have a trendy new hairstyle every few months, or at least a different hair color technique on my tresses, right? …

The Thick and Thin of Caring for Maturing Hair

As we age, the number of hair fibers on our head decreases and there is less production of melanin – which gives hair its color. In other words, our hair thins out and turns gray, which are usually the more visible signs of aging hair. But besides just newfound grays, subtle changes in texture, moisture, shine and manageability can eventually …

6 Essential Tips for Happy, Healthy Summer Hair

Even with its triple-digit heat and sticky humidity, summer doesn’t have to be the season of bad hair days. With a few simple change ups in your hair care routine, your strands can stay healthy and look great on even the steamiest days. Manolo offers six tress-taming tricks for happy summer hair: 1: Wear your hair in loose, comfortable styles. …

Is ammonia-free hair color the best choice?

Ammonia has always been used in permanent hair colors to produce more durable colors and allow for more significant color changes. But environmental and health concerns have pushed the hair color technology industry to develop alternative color delivery systems that produce the same lasting results as those that contain ammonia. Lakmé Chroma does not contain ammonia, PPDs or fragrance, so …

How often should I get a facial?

The skin cells rejuvenate and reach the skin’s surface about every 28 days. Monthly facials are ideal for deep cleansing of the pores and to exfoliate dead dry skin cells. Our experts at Manolo Salons will customize your treatment with products that will provide optimum benefits of your skin, as well as prescribe the appropriate home care program for you.

Essential Summer-Proofing Solutions for Hair Color

Are you protecting your hair color this summer? The warm-weather days spent having fun in the sun, swimming in the pool or riding ocean waves can wreak havoc on your hair color. Both untreated and chemically tinted hair are susceptible to fading and changing, so the warning applies to all of us. International stylist and color expert Manolo shares some …

Your “Get Gorgeous Guide” to Hair Color

So you’re looking to try a new hair color. Should you get single process hair color or double process? Should you try highlights? Or lowlights? What’s the difference? Color expert and Creative Artist for Lakme USA Manolo demystifies the salon colorist services menu. Single Process Color is all one tone. It can be either permanent or semi-permanent, but there are …

Breakthrough Products to Treat Thinning Hair

  Women no longer have to be plagued by the issue of thinning hair. Thanks to the fairly recent introduction of anti-aging hair care products to the beauty industry, maturing hair is getting more attention and hair stylists have more knowledge on caring for thinning or aging hair. When and if you will have thinning hair and how thin it …