Summertime Hair Repair

This summer season has been full of sunshine and humidity! While it’s been beautiful, for many of us, this North Carolina climate has wreaked some havoc on our hair. Even when using products with SPF and moisturizers in them, it’s inevitable for the sun to zap color out of hair, leaving faded and dry locks that are in desperate need of special care. While beach hair and textured styles are still trending, often times these popular ‘do’s dry out the hair cuticle and make hair prone to breakage and split ends.

By supplementing your hair regimen with a couple products, it’s easy to promote restoration to your hair’s health and encourage growth of healthier strands. We’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite products:

Bb Quenching Shampoo & Conditioner

This set derives from a super-saturated formula that is meant to cleanse and repair hair that has been over-exposed to heat or is just chronically dry. This quenching machine is powered by pro-vitamin B-5, phytantriol, and vitamin E. These components all work in the damage control department to rebuild your hair with the aid of amino acids and various lipids.

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Bb Save the Day & While You Sleep

Here’s a dynamic duo that will be your best friend day and night. Both infused concentrates are purposed to repair and reverse wear and tear and leaves your hair silky smooth. A key ingredient in the Save the Day product is its rich camellia oil base - a precious oil that has been recognized for centuries for its restorative power. On the other hand, the While You Sleep overnight masque includes camellia oil with a heavy touch of primrose oil. This compound is saturated with the omega-6 fatty acids and has made a name for itself with its nurturing properties.

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Bb Repair Blow Dry

This serum is a great tool for protection from the heat. Made for those of us who have no option but to heat style their hair, this blow dry creme repairs hair from the inside out. The repairing technology seals your split ends and serves as a preventative aid from breakage. This mix of the “resurrection plants” called Rose of Jericho and Pale Lilac, serves a blend of hydration and heat-protection, making this a perfect summer product!

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Oribe Moisture and Control

The Oribe line was recently revamped to bring you the most innovative technology for your curls. Although there are various products within this line, one of the most notable is the Moisture and Control Deep Treatment Masque. The restorative powers of Mango Seed Butter and Almond proteins repair split ends and reconstruct hair’s elasticity. It also has an added bonus of Coconut Oil and Cupuacu Butter to prevent breakage and retain moisture. This masque is a great addition to your weekly cleansing regimen.

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Oribe Gold Lust Masque

Another great Oribe product is the Gold Lust Masque. This hair remedy was concocted to target weak spots in the cuticle and fortifies your hair in order to improve elasticity and restore its youthfulness. Because of all the nourishing properties, this masque will also leave your hair moisturized with a soft touch. Another quick and addition to your weekly regimen that ensures promising results!

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Oribe Supershine Moisturizing Cream

This leave-in conditioner quenches even the thirstiest of hair. Its mechanics are delivered by wheat amino acids, as well as other proteins, to ensure your hair retains and locks in moisture to super saturate your locks. To take it further, Oribe added hydrolyzed keratin and a galanga root extract to shield you from UV rays and the damaging effects of heat. Using this cream will rejuvenate your hair and leave you with an everlasting shine.

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Oribe Split End Seal

Healthy hair and beautiful color are at your fingertips with this clinically formulated serum. This split end sealer repairs up to ninety-four percent of your damaged ends after just one use and will prevent breakage by sixty-five percent. If the numbers don’t speak enough, the science behind this masterful product is in the carob tree extract which forms a matrix of amino acids to mend and strengthen. Included as well is a multi-protective layer to both shield you from UV and protect the color you worked so hard to get. A definite must-have in your collection..

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There are a multitude of ways to combat the summer heat and the effects it has on your hair. Don’t settle for dry, brittle hair! Stop by and let us help you find the right products to soothe your needs.









Everything You Need to Know About Balayage

It has been some time since balayage took the hair industry by storm, but there is a reason it has grounded itself as a pinnacle part of every professional colorists’ fundamentals. Balayage was developed by French colorists in the 70’s and was named such as it means “sweep” in French. That is because it is a free-hand highlighting technique that can be seen anywhere from the streets of your hometown to the exuberant red carpet. This timeless method negates any stripes and promotes a sun-kissed, naturally-blended look.

WHO?

One great aspect about this technique is its versatility. Anyone, from a short pixie cut to waist-long curls, can enjoy the benefits that balayage brings to your hair. In addition, because of its relatively low-maintenance, this is a great service for first timers! One element to consider is since balayage is still a highlighting technique, the service still requires use of bleach. Thus, if you want to go from darker to lighter tones, you may want to consult your colorist first to ensure you get what you desire.

HOW?

As mentioned before, balayage is a free-hand highlighting technique that means “sweep” in French. Since colorists utilize a brush, an no foils, they are able to apply the solution in specific areas. This allows them to brighten your features and add dimension to your layers. Because each balayage service is so personalized and customized, we encourage to book consultations before your service so you and your colorist know exactly what to expect.

MAINTENANCE

Luckily, balayage is generally low maintenance, though there are still a few key things to stay away from - sulfates and heat. We recommend using Oribe’s Shampoo and Conditioner for Beautiful Color. The whole Oribe line is sulfate-free and these products in particular promote an extended color life by targeting damaged areas for an intense hydrating treatment. You can also use their Masque for Beautiful color. Just switch it out for your conditioner once or twice and week and leave it on for about 5 minutes. Lastly, stay away from those heat tools! Balayage is meant to accent your natural beauty so try out Bumble & Bumble’s Don’t Blow It series for fine or thick hair. These will allow for a great hair day even without the blow dryer.

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Want to book a consult? Just give us a call and we’d be happy to accommodate you!

UV Protection All Summer Long

As nice as warmer weather can be, it’s no secret that the intense heat and UV rays that come with summer can wreak havoc on freshly colored hair. Faded color, brittle strands and a lack of shine, however, can be easily avoided with hair care products specifically designed to provide UV ray protection. Keep reading for our favorite selections!

How UV Damage Works

The sun’s rays act exactly like bleach on unprotected hair, as the UV particles react with the natural melanin in the hair strand and work to remove the color. Additionally, UV rays can penetrate the hair cuticle and damage the naturally occurring protein keratin, leaving the hair dry and brittle. Higher temperatures and longer days in the summer leave hair extra vulnerable this time of year, and if not taken care of properly, can result in dull color and unwanted breakage. Products that infuse UV protecting ingredients and extra keratin, however, can do wonders for preventing fragile hair from ruining your vacation looks!

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Bumble and Bumble Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil Collection

Bumble and Bumble’s Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil finishing products are the perfect one-step to shielding your color from impending UV damage while creating effortless summer style with a bit of sheen.

To start, their Invisible Oil Primer is great for softening and detangling wet hair straight out of the shower while providing excellent heat protection prior to styling. Of course, with summer heat and UV rays also comes an increase in humidity and frizz- to combat both issues, be sure to pick up the Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil, which can be applied to wet or dry hair depending on your preference! This lightweight blend of six oils adds additional moisture, silkiness and shine to hair while providing yet another layer of protection. For the finishing touch, add a light mist of the UV Protective Dry Oil Finishing Spray. This product is key to combating the dryness that can be associated with summer strands and can conveniently be used for touch ups throughout the day. Anytime hair feels parched or on the verge of frizz, simply use this spray to keep hair conditioned and styled to perfection!

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Oribe Beautiful Color

One of the features we love most about Oribe’s line is that every product is both color and keratin safe. However, when it comes to defending hair against the summer sun, one collection stands out above the rest: Oribe Beautiful Color. This line in particular utilizes Oribe’s unique Signature Complex which protects hair from photo-aging, light damage and oxidative stress, all of which can harshly deplete hair color over time.

For the ultimate cleansing, hydrating and protecting duo be sure to pick up the Oribe Shampoo and Conditioner for Beautiful Color. On top of Oribe’s Signature Complex, both products include bioflavonoids, botanical extracts and natural oils to provide top-notch color protection and deep moisturization for dry, over processed strands at risk for fading. Use both to for soft, silky, vibrantly colored locks all summer long! Want to add an extra boost of sun protection to your other hair care products as well? Be sure to check out Oribe’s Color Preservation Booster Power Drops! This highly concentrated serum formulated with Vitamin C, antioxidants and amino acids can be used alone or conveniently added to any hair care or styling product to create a strong shield against harmful UV rays.

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AS AN ADDED BONUS, ALL OF THESE ORIBE AND BUMBLE PRODUCTS COME IN TRAVEL SIZES!

PERFECT FOR POPPING INTO YOUR PURSE ON THE GO OR PACKING IN A SUITCASE! WITH THESE YOU ARE ALWAYS UV PROTECTED NO MATTER WHERE YOUR SUMMER PLANS MAY TAKE YOU!

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Stylist Spotlight: Sam

This spring we had the pleasure of introducing a new master stylist to the Citrine team. Samantha, who goes by Sam, is a recent North Carolina transplant, and we couldn’t be happier that she found us! We finally caught a moment to sit down with Sam, and quickly realized how blessed we are to have her at Citrine,

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Welcome to Citrine, Sam! We’re so happy you found us. Tell us a little about yourself and your background.

Thanks! I’ve settled in quicker than I anticipated. I recently relocated to the area, however I’m from Cleveland, Ohio.. The move here has been incredibly smooth, and I’ve come to really enjoy exploring the area- there’s a lot going on here and it’s exciting to be apart of it.

What has been your favorite part about moving to the Chapel Hill area?

When I began the moving process, and pinpointed North Carolina as the state I’d relocate to, I was curious if everything people said about southern hospitality would be true. Well, everything I heard has been true! I think a big part of how smooth the transition has been is due in part to how welcoming and friendly everyone has been. The people in Chapel Hill and at Citrine, have been very inviting and warm so far. I couldn’t be more grateful for how easy this big move has been!

So you found us through the Goldwell network! Goldwell recruited and referred you to us- what has been your biggest takeaway while working at Goldwell salons?

Yes! Citrine came highly recommended, so I had to reach out. I have worked with Goldwell for the past 9 years, and have been a stylist in the industry for over 10. I am a certified master Goldwell colorist! I specialize in color, blonding, and balayage. I also love cutting curly and long hair, as well as men’s cuts!

I love the consistency and quality of the products. Goldwell also offers some amazing education opportunities, and I never shy away from the chance to stay up to date on what’s new and trending in the industry. I especially love the Goldwell Kerasilk keratin treatment, and how versatile it is. The treatment can be used for any hair type, with highly beneficial results.

Woah! So this isn’t your first rodeo! What inspired you to pursue a career as a hair stylist?

I have always loved the beauty industry, even from a young age. I loved art class in grade school, and always took any opportunity I could to create and express my creativity. This evolved in my teenage years into playing with my friend’s hair, and the rest is history!

A couple years into being a hairdresser, I realized how rewarding it is to make people feel and look their best. That’s probably the biggest driving force for why I love my job- it’s awesome to have a clientele that supports my artistic side, as well.

Any role models that kick-started your career? Or just a role model in life!

I have too many role models in this industry! Social media has allowed me to follow some big names, and it’s always inspiring to see how hard-working and passionate people are.

I have to say that my biggest role model is my older sister, Sara. She has been the number one supporter of my career, and her encouragement has gotten me through some dark times. I try to mirror the independence she shows as a chef in Pittsburgh.

Nothing better than some family love! Does your sister have hair as curly as yours? What products do you use to keep your curls looking so good?

Thank you! Yes, curly hair runs in my family, although my curls are the craziest. I’m proud to say I’m an Oribe convert! Honestly, you can’t go wrong with Oribe - everything I’ve tried so far smells great and feels even better in my hair. My curls definitely love the Moisture & Control shampoo and conditioner. I also use the Moisture & Control Priming Lotion Detangler.

The expansion of the Moisture & Control line has been amazing, we’re loving it too! Last question: When you’re not doing hair, what are you doing?

Well, I’m very close with my family, and since moving here I do my best to stay in touch regularly. My boyfriend and I really enjoy traveling, and have some summer travel plans lined up. We love trying new restaurants (there’s a ton of them here!), and cook together as much as possible too.

Thanks, Sam, for answering all our questions! And again, welcome to Citrine.

Interested in seeing sam? Give us a call to schedule, or go online to book an appointment!

Beat the Humidity this Summer

Summer in North Carolina is no joke. Not only do temperatures frequently hit the triple digits, but the humidity makes being outside almost unbearable. With temperatures warming up from May til late August, it’s nearly impossible to avoid switching up your hair routine to accommodate the climate. Fortunately, by adding a few products into your hair care lineup, maintaining smooth and styled hair in the heat can be fairly easy.

Nourishing Masks and Oils

Goldwell Kerasilk Control Mask

Similar to the Humidity Barrier Spray, this mask also utilizes keratin and silk proteins to strengthen and smooth the hair along with a variety of moisturizing ingredients to deeply nourish dry and stressed out tresses. Simply apply to wet or towel dried hair, leave on for approximately 5-10 minutes, and then rinse thoroughly for increased control and manageability all summer long!

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BB Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil

Be sure to banish rough, dry hair this summer with Bumble and Bumble’s award-winning Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil! This product contains a unique blend of 6 different lightweight oils- including coconut, macadamia, grape seed and sweet almond oil- that work together to provide weightless shine, moisture and control to even the finest, frizz-prone hair! Work sparingly into damp hair before styling for silky smooth strands, and as an added bonus, enjoy built in UV-ray sun protection too!

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Kerasilk Control Smoothing Fluid

For those with thicker or coarser hair types, look no further than the Kerasilk Control Smoothing Fluid, which instantly smooths and tames unruly strands that tend to rough up in the humid heat. Simply apply to either towel dried or dry hair and leave in, no heat styling necessary! Of course, if you choose to blow dry, this fluid also offers wonderful heat protection as well.

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Finishing Products

Oribe Imperméable Anti-Humidity Spray

This anti-humidity finishing spray combines a unique copolymer with various free-radical protectants to shield hair from harmful UV-rays and lock hairstyles in place with a light hold regardless of the weather. Additionally, pro-vitamin B5 and panthenol work to thicken, condition and build volume in the sleekest way possible so your hair remains frizz-free, but never flat- perfect for finer hair types!

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Goldwell Humidity Barrier Spray

All hair types and textures- but especially thicker ones- can appreciate the latest addition to Goldwell’s renowned Kerasilk Control Line: the Humidity Barrier Spray! Utilizing keratin, an essential protein for strong, healthy hair, and liquid silk for further smoothness and shine, this spray is crucial for shielding hair from frizz-inducing high temperatures. Both ingredients leave a weightless sheen that adds polish and hold to your look, so you can stay looking your best on even the hottest days!

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Curl Control

Bumble and Bumble Anti-Humidity Gel Oil

This amazing gel from Bumble and Bumble’s beloved curl line contains a patented HydraSculpt blend of polymers and moisturizing agents to make sure each individual curl is defined and hydrated. In addition, exotic Brazilian oils leave a luminous shine. A little goes a long way, so simply work small amounts in sections through damp hair, and either air dry or diffuse- results either way are glossy, elongated and frizz-free curls!

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Oribe’s Curl Gelée for Shine & Definition

This thick curl jelly by Oribe offers the perfect solution to curls that are a bit tighter and harder to control in the warm summer months. Glycerin provides deep hydration for parched coils, and along with nourishing mango, cocoa and avocado butters, repairs strands and protects from further damage. Macadamia and apricot oils smooth the cuticle and give you high-shine, defined tendrils with a medium hold that won’t pouf out all summer long!

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And there you have it! A wide variety of products broken down to best suit your needs, whether you have thick curls or fine strands, to ensure that frizz is the last thing on your mind this summer. Stop by Citrine today to pick up your favorites, and don’t forget that for a limited time only, you can receive a free beach bag with the purchase of ANY Kerasilk products- Kerasilk Control Line included!

STYLIST SPOTLIGHT: CHRISTY

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Christy is one of our junior stylists who has recently graduated from our apprenticeship program here at Citrine! She is a young, sprite individual who is making headway into the hair industry with her enthusiastic and loving attitude. She was born in Hungary, but has lived the last 20 years here in the States.

What is your favorite thing about being a stylist?

I absolutely love being able to completely transform someone into the best version of themselves. Whether maintaining a natural look or trying something dramatic, a happy client’s smile will never get old! I really like that the industry is constantly changing, and it’s nearly impossible to stay uninspired and stagnant as a stylist.

Which hair trends have caught your eye?

“Baby lighting,” or “strand-lighting” has been a huge trend the last two years that I absolutely adore. Everybody loves a soft blended highlight. It can be tedious, but the pay-off is all in the end result! I’m also fascinated by men’s hair cutting and am always looking to improve and build on my technique.

What inspired you to pursue this career?

I knew early on in my teenage years that I needed to pursue a career that allowed me to express my creativity. Growing up, I was always intrigued by hair coloring services, and the endless opportunity there was to create. Celebrity hair stylist Nick Arrojo has been a huge inspiration to me at the beginning of my career, as well. I finally achieved my goal of becoming a stylist, and had the pleasure of meeting him at the beginning of this month.

Favorite products to use right now?

There are a mixture of things. The Goldwell Top Whip Volumizing Mousse is the holy grail for me and my clients. Perfect for blow outs or even air drying with a bit of extra lift. I love pairing the mousse with the Oribe Dry Texture Spray for an instantly fuller look. I try to keep the assortments of products I use as simple as possible, but with Oribe and Bumble and bumble it can be hard!

What are you doing when you’re not at the salon?

My free time is spent mainly with family, as I have a very close-knit one. Spending time with my parents and my significant other is a huge priority to me. We love watching movies together and eating Mexican food! I also love to read, and try to make time to relax with a book everyday.

Summer is here! How do you keep your hair healthy during these hot months?

The Goldwell Humidity Barrier Spray is an excellent product for the warmer seasons. It keeps the frizz under control, which in turn helps you use less heat! I also love the air styling products from Bumble and bumble, they’re super easy and convenient to use, and have UV to protect my color. Less heat equals healthy hair!

Christy is with us throughout the week from Tuesday to Saturday. Although she’s already built up a large clientele, she is still accepting new clients. From balayage to men’s cutting and children’s haircuts, Christy is versatile and skilled,. Call or book online to schedule with her!

Beautiful Braids

With the summer heat and humidity on the rise, there is no better way to keep hair looking fresh and out of your way than a braid! Keep reading to learn our stylist’s favorite tips, trick and products to perfect your unique look!

There are endless opportunities out there for braiding and hair styling using braids! While this may be a little intimidating, braiding is fairly straightforward once you get the hang of it- taking some time to practice and play around will have a huge pay off.

One of the best places to start learning about how to braid is Youtube! Believe it or not, there are a ton of easy-to-follow braiding tutorials on Youtube that are well done and really helpful. We’ll attach some of our favorite braid styles- work your way through them and remember to have patience with yourself! We’ve attached a couple of our favorites from Oribe!

Wonderful 5-strand braid done in-house by our very own, Christie Gleisner

Even though moisturizing shampoos and conditioners are wonderful in the summer to revive heat-damaged strands, for this particular look, you’ll want to avoid freshly washed hair which can make the hair too slippery to work with. Try to use second day hair if you can, or to make sure your hair has enough texture and hold, wash with texturing products like Bumble and bumble’s Surf Foam Shampoo and Conditioner. Before braiding, be sure to add some extra grip with Bumble and bumble’s classic Sea Salt Surf Spray for an even better style.

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While each tutorial is a bit different, the key is to take your recently roughed up hair and separate strands into even sections with a fine tooth comb prior to starting your braid pattern. When you are finished braiding the hair, simply use a few bobby pins misted with hairspray to catch any stray pieces that may have fallen out in the process, and tie off with a small clear elastic for a seamless look!

As for the effect of the braid, the finish is totally up to you! Do you want a sleek, modern look? Try slicking back fly aways with a dab of Oribe’s Supershine Light cream. Going for more of a romantic look? Pull out a few face-framing pieces of hair and spray a bit of Oribe’s Flashform Finishing Wax for some sheen and piece-y texture! And no matter what braided look you decide to rock, don’t forget to lightly mist with Oribe’s Superfine Hairspray to keep frizz at bay and your style in place all day long!

Wanna know our other absolute favorite thing about braided looks this summer? The amazing style you get when you choose to undo your masterpiece! Simply take out the elastic, remove all bobby pins, flip your head over and blast with a few sprays of Oribe’s Mystify to reactivate all the product from the previous day and you are left instantly with the perfect beachy waves you’ve always wanted!

So there you have it! There really is no better way to beat the heat this summer and get days of style with no damage then the braid-to-beachy-wave combo! And with so many different products and braid styles available the possibilities are endless- so what are you waiting for? Find your best braid look today!




Heat Free Air Styling

The warmer months are finally upon us! Cold dry air is long gone, and heat and humidity is headed our way. Changes in the seasons means switching up your hair routine, opting for ease and convenience over spending time in the mirror blow drying and styling. No point in blow drying and heat styling your hair to have the humidity ruin your hard work, right? And in North Carolina, we know that’s exactly what happens from May til August!

Introducing Bumble and bumble Surf Leave-In: a texturizing and conditioning leave in product for soft windswept beach waves

Introducing Bumble and bumble Surf Leave-In: a texturizing and conditioning leave in product for soft windswept beach waves

This spring, Bumble and bumble released another Air Styling product within their Surf collection, adding a third heat-free hair styling product to their lineup. Here’s why we love Bb’s Air Stylers:

  • Perfect for the warmer months, when blow drying puts off too much heat.

  • Reduces frizz, which we all know is a major problem in this North Carolina climate!

  • Enhances all hair textures, adding bounce and a light airiness to hair. And amazingly, these products don’t leave any kind of residue or weighed-down “product feel” to the hair.

  • Air Stylers have conditioning properties to them, that quickly penetrate the hair shaft to seal in moisture, allowing it to dry smoothly while remaining hydrated.

  • Contains UVA and UVB filters, protecting hair (and your hair color!) against the harsh effects of the sun.

Sustainable Beauty Month at Citrine

April is international Earth Month, and this year we’re reminded of our efforts to reduce our carbon footprint and environmental impact. With the rising awareness and weighing importance of environmental preservation, it’s a personal and company mission for Citrine and the team to be as sustainable and earth-friendly as possible!

 

One of our favorite ways to show our love for the planet is through our use and retailing of Eminence products. For every product purchased, Eminence plants a tree in a developing country through their Forests for the Future initiative. So far, Eminence has planted 12 million trees! And at Citrine alone, we’ve been able to plant 1,033 trees!

Forests for the Future trains farmers in developing countries to implement sustainable farming practices. With 400,000 fruit and nut trees planted in these regions, Eminence has formed a source of food and income for farmers in vulnerable regions of the world. You can help this cause by purchasing Eminence products! We all love beauty and health for a cause, right?

Among our efforts, one of the most prominent practices at the salon is our use of recyclable supplies. The majority of salon supplies ordered and used are able to be recycled, or reused for another purpose. Products used in the salon by stylists are refilled from a larger supply, preventing an immense amount of product packaging from ending up in the trash!


In addition, we only carry vegetarian and vegan products! We source cruelty-free and gluten-free products, too. We are proud to carry Oribe, who manufactures their products without parabens, sulfates, or sodium chloride. These additives disrupt our delicate ecosystem, as parabens can disturb the regulatory systems of animals. In fact, Oribe and Bumble and bumble do not test any of their products on animals altogether!

Oribe has a commitment to sustainable packaging through use of eco-friendly boxes, printed with vegetable ink is admirable. This is in part because of their acquirement by KAO USA in 2017. KAO Corp is a group who reshaped their business model around Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) goals. This means their behavior as a whole entails positive initiatives in response to climate changes such as chemical use policies and water use management.

April is a wonderful time to reflect on personal eco-friendly practices. As the population grows exponentially, simple tasks such as buying the right light bulbs or remembering your reusable bag will make a difference when exercised on a global scale. Whether it is picking up litter you see on the sidewalk or organizing green initiatives in your community, we thank you for your efforts in creating a better future for us all!

UV And Sun defense with Eminence

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With recent advancements in skincare technology, the topical benefits of vitamin rich fruits and vegetables are more prominent than ever before. Until recently, Lilikoi has remained under the radar. Commonly known as the passion fruit, this skincare superfruit is jam-packed with Vitamin C, Vitamin A, Niacin, and Riboflavin.

Eminence has combined these ingredients with mineral products to create their Lilikoi Mineral Defense collection. Introducing a new primer and a lightweight moisturizer that’ll protect you from harmful UV rays and premature aging caused by blue light! Blue light is the light that is emitted from electronics such as cell phones, tablets, and computer screens. This has been shown to cause premature aging due to a breakdown of collagen and elastin in the skin.

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Lilikoi Mineral Defense Moisturizer SPF33- This lightweight moisturizer was specifically formulated to shield your skin from the sun and environmental stressors such as free radicals and pollution. Perfect for all skin types, this moisturizer is easy to apply without any of that dulling whitecast, so your skin stays bright, quenched, and protected.

 
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Lilikoi Light Defense Face Primer SPF23- Protect your skin from the sun and blue light with this unique illuminating primer! Just apply before your foundation or other complexion products and you’re protected from those harmful UV and blue light rays!

 
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For a limited time. recieve a complimentary full-sized version of the Rosehip & Lemongrass Lip Balm SPF15 (a $28 value!) by Eminence when you purchase two Lilikoi products. Stop in and mention this blog post to receive a free sample of our Lilikoi collection!


What's New from the Bumble & bumble Surf Line

Bumble & bumble was the first to introduce a texturizing spray that perfected sea-tossed waves and beachy hair styles. Appropriately named the Surf Spray, the OG sea salt spray has since expanded to an entire hair care line. Including a shampoo, conditioner, blow dry spray, and two salt sprays, the Bb Surf line will soon be welcoming a new addition to the family!

Introducing Surf Styling Leave In- a UV protective light gel-creme that detangles hair and reduces frizz, while instilling soft, touchable waves and beachy texture. While big beach waves and tousled looks are currently trending, getting the level of texture and volume needed can often result in stiff, dry, and crunchy hair. Never fear! The Surf Styling Leave In is ultra conditioning, with softening and moisturizing qualities that won’t dry hair out. No grip or grit means hair is touchable and soft, and able to be restyled and played with throughout the day.

Light hold and workable flexibility make this new addition to Bumble and bumble a stand out product. Aloe, kelp, coconut, and algae extracts impart moisture and a light fragrance that is not overpowering. This is perfect for enjoying the outdoors and sunshine this summer! With UV protection and conditioning properties, how could you go wrong?

Thinking of embracing your natural texture this summer? We asked our stylists what their favorite ways to use the Surf products are, and compiled the ideal beachy sea-tossed waves hair regimen.

  1. Surf shampoo and conditioner- Prep your hair for soft texture with the Foam Wash, a shampoo with a light enough cleansing action suitable for daily use. Follow with the Creme Rinse, one of bumble’s lightest conditioners, able to moisturize hair without weighing it down.

  2. Towel dry your hair. If you’re going for a heat-free style, work a dab of Styling Leave-In evenly into your hair.

  3. To preserve and accentuate your natural texture, finish your style with the Surf Spray or Surf Infusion. Don’t know which one is for you? Surf Spray delivers a matte wave with more grit and hold, while Surf Infusion has more moisturizing and shine qualities.

  4. Let your hair air dry if avoiding any heat styling tools. Enjoy toussled natural waves that are textured enough to hold their own, but soft enough to touch. To get some extra volume and bounce, use a diffuser attachment on your blow dryer and dry to desired style.

Et Voila! Your summer hair care regimen couldn’t be any easier.


Beauty, Strength & Protection with Kerasilk

As the warmer months approach, many of us will find ourselves with a head of frizzy, unmanageable hair that is not only hard to style, but nearly impossible to maintain. Transform your hair from the inside out with the Kerasilk Treatment, a luxury service provided in-salon and supplemented at home with products crafted exclusively by Goldwell.

Many clients request the Kerasilk Treatment to address frizz, however we hear equally as much that the Kerasilk system cuts down the amount of time spent styling and taking care of hair altogether. Depending on your current hair regimen, results last up to 5 months, however it is possible to experience silky, frizz free hair for much longer.

The formaldehyde-free Kerasilk system is gentle yet effective. Tailored to your hair type and texture, the treatment is customized in strength with your end goal in mind. Keratin is infused into hair, preventing breakage by sealing the hair cuticle and instilling a deep shine. There are endless ways to utilize the results of the Kerasilk Treatment, making it an ideal service for anybody looking to fortify and protect their hair, while making it more manageable.

Post-keratin hair care is essential to maintain and prolong the results of the treatment. Always look for products that are keratin-safe, and free of harsh cleansers and sulfates. Goldwell carries a collection of products within the Kerasilk brand, targeting various concerns and hair types.

Control

Comprised of a shampoo, conditioner, smoothing mask, protective oil, smoothing fluid, & humidity spray

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Color

Gentle shampoo and conditioner, color preserving mask luster mask, brilliance perfecter oil, protective blow dry spray

Repower

Volume shampoo and volume foam conditioner

Interested in booking a Kerasilk service? Call or email to schedule a 15 minute complimentary consultation. A stylist will meet with you to discuss your goals and options- this the perfect time for you to ask any questions about the treatment.

Spend 75 dollars or more on Goldwell and receive a complimentary pochette of deluxe samples!

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Stylist Spotlight: Robyn

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With 21 years of experience under her belt, Robyn is well-versed in all aspects of hair. She’s witty, personable, and dedicated to her craft. Robyn is originally from Mt. Kisco, New York, but her formative years were spent in the San Francisco Bay Area, California.

What are some of your favorite services to perform?

I love working with the natural fall of the hair and sculpting the shape to fit a client’s individual features. When it comes to color, I really enjoy using a painting technique because of the way it adds depth and dimension in such a naturally beautiful way. Additionally, incorporating gray hair as a natural highlight does wonders for keeping hair color fresh while avoiding too much of a dramatic change.

What do you enjoy doing when you’re not doing hair?

I’m lucky enough to live out in the country on a large property with my husband and four dogs, one of which is just a puppy. So spending time outdoors with them is one of my favorite pastimes! I also enjoy gardening and cooking, and if I can, I use what I’ve grown in my garden . The flavor is much better!

How did you get into doing hair in the first place?

Originally, I never thought of myself as a hairstylist. However, after high school, one of my friends decided to apply for cosmetology school and had such a wonderful experience, I decided to go for it myself! It was such a welcome change in my life, and now I can’t imagine myself doing anything else.

Where do you gather inspiration from?

Believe it or not, my favorite place to draw inspiration from is the client themselves! Working with natural textures and creating the perfect cut and color combination is so satisfying. I prefer a subtle look, and strive to enhance what my client is naturally born with. Growing up in California, I learned early on to embrace who I was and never tried to change into something I wasn’t just for the sake of a trend. I always make my best effort to bring that same sense of individuality and timelessness to my clients here at Citrine, because as trends come and go, I am a firm believer that knowing what works for you never goes out of style!

Any must-have products?

Having wildly textured hair myself, I am an avid user of two products: the Oribe Run Through Detangling Primer and the Oribe Curl Gloss! The Detangling Primer is key to preventing damage while dealing with wet hair and makes brushing out my curls the easiest part of my morning. The Curl Gloss is perfect for defining my curls as well and giving them a nice shape and shine that lasts throughout the day. Before I add the curl gloss, however, I always blow dry with the Oribe Royal Blowout, which offers shine, smoothness and a extra heat protection to keep my hair in tip-top shape. For men, I really love both the BB Sumoclay, which adds some texture, definition and hold for all hair types, as well as the BB Grooming cream, which helps tame unruly hair and adds a polished look.

Finding the Perfect Styling Tools

With the sheer amount of styling tools and products available, it can be difficult to decide what your hair needs, and where your money is best spent. We’ve got you covered- keep reading for some pro tips! Let’s start with the basics: shampoo and conditioner. Look for a shampoo and conditioner that is suited to your hair type and need. Our master stylist Kelly advises to only use shampoo and conditioner that is free of harsh sulfates and parabens, These artificial cleansers can damage the hair cuticle over time. Nobody wants that. Our favorites are the Oribe Gold Lust, and Bb. Thickening lines!

No matter your hair type, a detangling spray and Wet Brush are the perfect combo for tackling tangles and knots. Detanglng spray gives your hair some slip to help tangles glide apart while the wet brush gently yet effectively pulls the tangles apart. Our master stylist, Robyn swears by the Oribe Run Through Detangler. While your hair is slightly damp, you can add something to adjust your texture. Try the Bb. Great Body Blow Dry Cream for a silky smooth finish and amazing volume.

 
 

Time to blowdry! We carry the Olivia Garden Ceramic + Ion hair dryer, which uses ionic technology to seal the cuticle and reduce frizz. We also carry Olivia Garden round brushes to speed drying time and deliver a smooth finish.For a limited time, receive two complimentary Olivia Garden brushes with the purchase of our Ceramic +Ion Dryer! Adding some curls? Having a quality curling iron is crucial.. A curling iron allows you to create any curl from the tightest ringlets to loose beachy waves. We recommend the Hot Tools Professional Black Gold curling iron with either a 1” or 1.25” barrel.

To preserve your new style, you’ll want a hairspray that will hold your look in place without creating any stiffness. Our stylists love both the Oribe Superfine and Bb. Spray de Mode hairspray for sealing in your finished style. To extend your style even further be sure to check out our Bb. Pret-a-powder dry shampoo, and if you’re looking to achieve those messy tousled beach waves, finish your style with Oribe’s Dry Texturizing spray!

Valentine's Day Gift Guide

Every year the Valentine’s Day holiday quickly approaches, and dinner reservations and flower bouquets suddenly become far and few in between. The goal with gift giving is to be original and thoughtful, right? Many of us will choose to play it safe this year with roses and chocolate, but don’t forget that self-care gifts are equally indulgent if not more unique options. This Valentine’s Day, we’ve compiled a variety of gift ideas guaranteed to make your loved one smile as they will look and feel their best!

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Valentine’s Day Gift Bundle

Giving the gift of beauty and a luxury experience will never go out of style! Valued at 229 dollars, our Valentine’s Day Gift Bundle will get you a gift card for a 90-minute luxury facial and a limited-edition set of best-selling products from Eminence Organic Skin Care. The facial service includes a full customized facial and massage. Products found within the Eminence gift set are suitable for all skin types, and include a variety of products that constitute a full skincare regime.

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Eminence Lip Duo

For the product junkie in your life, the Perfect Lip Duo set from Eminence will ensure soft and hydrated lips for Valentine’s Day. Made up of a gentle enzyme exfoliator and lip balm, this set revitalizes and renews dry and environmentally-damaged lips. The Citrus lip balm found within the set smells amazing, and has a blend of peptides and vitamins to deliver a long-lasting softness. This product also serves as the perfect post-red lipstick rehabilitator after a night out, as some lipsticks can been drying on delicate skin. Even after just one use, this set will have lips feeling in tip top shape!

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Oribe Cote d’Azure Travel Set

What better gift to spoil your loved one this Valentine’s Day than our Cote d’Azure body wash and lotion travel set? Deliciously scented with Oribe’s signature fragrance sourced in one of the oldest French perfume houses, this set is sure to nourish and pamper skin that has been dehydrated by the cold winter air, all while leaving behind aromatic notes of Calabrian bergamot, white butterfly jasmine and sandalwood. Inspired by the luxurious southern French coastline, this set is sure to leave your loved one feeling exotic and extra special on one of the most special days of the year!

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Oribe Dry Texturizing Set

For the hair-obsessed. The Oribe Dry Texturizing set includes a full and travel size of the most popular Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray, as well as a travel size of the Gold Lust Dry Shampoo. A combination of a hair spray and dry shampoo, the Dry Texturizing Spray infuses volume and sexy texture into the hair, and keeps all styles looking and feeling fresh. Gold Lust Dry Shampoo gently cleanses and absorbs dirt and oil from the hair, leaving behind an invisible clean. Valued at 90 dollars, this set is selling for 74, and is sure to please anyone who likes to keep their hair on point!

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Olivia Garden Blow Dryer

For those who don’t leave the house without perfect hair, the Olivia Garden ceramic+ion hairdryer is a must have! Ceramic technology prevents heat damage and adds shine while an ionic generator seals the cuticle to eliminate any frizz, providing a flawlessly smooth finish. With 2 speeds, 3 heat settings, a cool shot button for extra volume and two different sized nozzles, this dryer offers full customization and is suitable for all hair types. But don’t worry, all of these options won’t weigh you down- despite all of these features, the Olivia Garden hairdryer only weighs less than a pound! As an added bonus, this particular hairdryer set includes two ceramic round brushes, essential tools for finishing out the perfect blowout!

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Hot Tools Black Gold Curling Iron

Amp up your look this Valentine’s Day by adding beautifully soft curls with our new Black Gold Curling Iron by Hot Tools. Utilizing a unique 24k gold and titanium styling surface, each strand is heated gently and evenly to produce consistently stunning results that last through date night and beyond! With a temperature range of up to 455 degrees, pulse technology maintains a precise barrel temperature for continual heat and is suitable for all hair types. Additionally, this iron features an automatic 2-hr shut off and a universal dual voltage which makes it great for travel!

Still stumped on what to buy? Stop in or call to purchase a gift card. Good toward any service or product, our gift cards never expire. We are happy to ship gift cards anywhere in the United States, and are able to hold them for your significant other here at the desk. We’ll take care of everything else for you, no pain or hassle!

Stylist Spotlight: Darian

Last year we introduced our first ever Citrine junior stylist, Darian. This year we’re excited to announce that she has completed our apprenticeship program and has continued to grow as a stylist and artist. We sat down with Darian to check in on her progress, and asked a couple of questions about her journey to becoming a hair stylist and where her passions and interests lie thus far.

Tell us about some of your favorite services!
I really enjoy highlighting and other blonding services! it’s great being able to brighten up a clients hair and mood so quickly! Also, I love doing updo’s and formal hairstyles. It’s fun to do something that isn’t your everyday look, and it’s great to be part of whatever special event/day a client is experiencing!

What are your must have hair products?
I have been obsessed with the Gold Lust Oil. It truly makes my hair feel moisturized and hydrated without weighing it down or feeling greasy. The oil, alongside the new Power Drops from Oribe have really saved my hair from the heat and lightener it’s exposed to!


What is in your personal hair routine?
I have been loving the Gold Lust line from Oribe! I use the Gold Lust shampoo and conditioner, and then once I’ve towel-dried my hair, I use the Gold Lust Oil throughout my mid-shaft to ends, and follow up with a little Oribe Supershine Creme to control the frizz! I find that this combo works great whether I’m wearing my hair curly or straight. 

What is your favorite part about being a stylist here at Citrine?
My favorite part about being a stylist at Citrine is the camaraderie. As soon as I started working here both the staff and the clients made me feel like a part of the family. It’s great feeling that kind of support in the workplace!

Show us some of your favorite work so far!

Well if you can’t tell, I love curling hair and creating textured waves. I love the effortless updo look as well, and enjoy highlighting and foiling too!