Easy beach waves

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The American    Wave

Looking to achieve effortless texture and perfect beach waves this summer? Look no further than our American Wave treatment, currently offered by Dana and Travis!

Photo Credit:; Aranjo Studios. NYC 


Instant Texture

American Waves are unique in that they can be fully customized to fit your individual length, hair type, and desired effect, ranging from the loosest of waves to the softest of curls. These waves are much gentler on the hair than traditional perms, so damaged hair won't be an issue. The service is even compatible with our Kerasilk keratin treatment for an extra smooth, glossy look to last during these hot summer months! 


New Curl Care

Once you've gotten your beautiful waves set for the summer, be sure to take care of them with these tips:

Tip #1: Use a gentle, sulfate-free cleansing system suited specifically for curls, such as Bumble and Bumble Care Curl shampoo and conditioner.

Tip #2: Air drying is best, but if you need to blowdry, do so on a low setting with the help of Bumble and Bumble's Pre-Style Primer, which will refresh and nourish your hair before applying product.

Tip #3: To define your new texture and accentuate your curls, apply the Kerasilk Enhancing Curl Creme through either damp or dry hair. For a little more volume, use Bumble and Bumble's Curl Mousse as well, which will give lift on top of definition.


And that's it! Just one appointment and three easy steps to the perfect beachy hair of your dreams! Book with one of our stylists for your American Wave today!

Taking care of your hair this summer

Summertime in North Carolina is a beautiful thing- long days outdoors full of fun in the sun, lush greenery, and fresh local fruits and veggies.

But when it comes to your hair, summertime sunshine can be anything but beautiful.

Harmful UV rays, chlorine, and salt water can strip hair of melanin, resulting in the loss of color and overall health, leaving it dry, brittle, and brassy. Nobody wants that!

Fortunately, there are simple and easy steps you can take this summer, and year-round, to keep your hair and color as healthy as possible.

Below are some tips to help you protect your hair this summer season:

#1: The biggest mistake you can make is over-exposure to the sun. Whether you're out gardening in your yard or vacationing by the water, you should always wear a hat (or even a scarf) to cover up your hair as much as possible. 

Tip #2: Treat your hair like you would treat your skin! SPF and products with UV protection are essential and an absolute must when it comes to preventing sun damage. Many of the products we carry have effective sun-protecting qualities and ingredients. After a day in the sun, you'll notice your hair's color remains true and vibrant, without any coarse or frizzy texture.


Bumble and bumble carries an extensive collection of UV styling and leave in products. However, their Hairdresser's Invisible Oil line not only has UV protectants, but 6 natural lightweight oils to keep your hair soft, smooth, and protected this season. 

Davines also carries their highly popular Alchemic line, a variety of tinted shampoos and conditioners in a variety of colors to help counteract brassy tones and color fading due to sun exposure. They can assist with keeping all hair colors vivid all summer long! 


Tip 3 :Are you noticing your hair feels coarse, dry, and dirty during the summer? Is the time spent at the pool taking a toll on your hair's health and color? We are a proud carrier of the Malibu treatment- crafted to remove all build-up and damage your hair may receive from sun exposure and chlorine. 

At-home treatments can be done frequently and are a sure way to keep your tresses healthy. But a professional strength in-salon treatment will work wonders in prolonging your color or restoring strength to your hair. We offer a variety of Goldwell treatments suited specifically to protecting your color, preventing frizz in the humidity, or restoring damaged hair back to a healthy condition. 

Stylist Spotlight: The Balayage Queen



Just in time for summer, our master stylist Chhalin can bring life to your hair with Balayage! A wonderful alternative to the traditional highlights. Balayage is a painting technique used to add brightness and dimension to your hair when you want that sun kissed look without having to get all sandy from the beach. 

Chhalin believes that Balayage is a more natural looking way to achieve a gorgeous low maintenance look! 

If you follow us on social media (If?..we know you are) then you've probably seen a few photos of Chhalin's beautiful Balayage work gracing our Instagram feed. There's a very good reason we call Chhalin our Balayage Queen!


Come see for yourself and book your consultation today! We know you won't be disappointed.


Celebrity Praise for Davines

Our love and appreciation for the Italian hair care line Davines runs deep.

So when we started seeing so many mentions about Davines in the press recently we were stoked! Check out what some of your favorite names in Hollywood are saying about Davines:

Stop in and shop our Davines collection- we'll tailor a cocktail of products perfectly suited to your hair type and styling needs. 

Buy any two Davines products and receive a free travel size Oi Milk or Oi Body Kit while supplies last!



Just in time for summer, Bumble and Bumble teamed up with the swimwear brand Sold & Striped to design two new limited editions of their infamous Surf Spray! Inspired by iconic beaches, Montauk and Malibu, the products were created with to give you the aura and style that each coast embodies. 

Though each spray creates the same sea-tossed texture you love, they have their own special scent, uniquely created to compliment their city. Montauk Dunes spray is a fresh, floral blend of Lily of the Valley and Dewy Greens; while Malibu Beach is a coconut, orange, and red fruits-spiked tropical scent. Both may be used on fine to medium hair, straight or wavy textures. 

This special, limited edition Surf Spray is sure to be a favorite this summer. Stop in to purchase soon while supplies last!


Although Mother's Day is just around the corner, there's still time to get a special gift for the special matriarchs of your family! Whether for hair or skincare, stop by the salon to purchase any of her favorite products.

Looking for suggestions? We've included a few of our favorite items in the photo below to help give you some ideas.


And if you'd like to leave the decision making to her, we also have gift cards available for purchase! Feel free to call or email us with any questions. We hope to see you soon!


Meet Darian, Our first junior stylist!


We're so excited to introduce you to our first Junior Stylist, Darian! Originally from Christianburg, Virginia, Darian took an interest in cosmetology and hair at a young age. Fortunately, her enthusiasm for the craft was able to be nurtured during her teenage years, as she completed a cosmetology program that was offered at her high school.

Upon graduating, Darian attended Randolph College. Though she pursued a degree in Psychology, her love for cosmetology continued as she would perform styles on her hair, as well as her friends.

After college Darian moved to Raleigh, NC, where she knew she wanted to join the team of a busy and dynamic hair salon. Just two months into her time in North Carolina, she applied to Citrine and gained a position as an Assistant. Soon after starting, our team saw great potential in Darian, offering her the opportunity to become our very first Apprentice and Junior Stylist. Now, the rest is history! 

So, we asked Darian what's the best part of working at Citrine and learning from our Master Stylists? "Their knowledge of so many different aspects of hair," she says, "and even though everyone is great at so many different things, it's been nice to see each stylist's special niche." She also says that everyone has been very helpful and welcoming. "They always make themselves available for any questions I have, even in the midst of their crazy schedules!" 

Her favorite technique that she's learned thus far? "Balayage. Chhalin's balyage's are works of art!"

Though she's been a member of our team for nearly one year, we're excited to see Darian's progress and continued growth as a stylist. "I'm looking forward to becoming more creative and helping clients feel beautiful from the inside out." 

Be sure to call or email us to schedule your future appointment with Darian, and scroll below to learn three fun facts about her!



Beauty Sustainability Month At Citrine

The 2018 Sustainable Beauty Month goal aims to plant 5,000 fruit trees in the remote Loreto region of Peru. These trees will serve as a stable source of food and income for over 350 families living in the region. We can't think of anything more rewarding than knowing our efforts here will directly impact these families for years to come. So, how does Citrine plan to contribute to the tree planting effort in this impoverished region of Peru?

This month, we're celebrating the arrival of Spring and Earth Day by partnering with Davines as part of their annual Beauty Sustainability Month! Every year the Italian hair care line, Davines, confronts a challenge experienced by the less fortunate living on this beautiful planet. We look forward to joining Davines in contributing to global and environmental affairs, as we all know that even the smallest of efforts create noticeable change. 

Beauty Sustainability Month is a unique movement, as Davines and salons join forces in a cross-section between business and the environment we live in and love. This year, Citrine Salon will be assisting Davines in their mission with the Fruit Tree Planting Foundation.

This month, we will be holding a raffle for a gift basket filled with some of the best-selling Davines hair and body care products. With the purchase of a 5 dollar ticket, your name will be entered into the drawing for a gift basket worth more than 75 dollars! 

All proceeds will go directly to the Fruit Tree Planting Foundation at the end of the month. At that time, we will draw a name as well. Stop in this April for more information or to purchase a ticket, or simply follow the link below to donate. Happy Sustainable Beauty Month!

Goldwell Kerasilk Keratin Smoothing treatment

Though this winter season seems to be never-ending, luckily spring and summer are just around the corner! During these upcoming months, the heat and humidity can take it's toll on our hair. causing extra damage and frizziness. Between our everyday routines, beach vacations, and more our hair could use a little extra TLC this time of year. Thankfully, Goldwell's Kerasilk Keratin Smoothing treatment can take care of just that!

Goldwell prides themselves on their exclusive Kerasilk with Keratransform Technology (KT3),  a result of their latest research which fuses three powerful ingredients together technologies,to ensure long-lasting transformations. The first two ingredients, Keratin and lightweight silk, aid in structural support and color protection - the foundation for all Kerasilk formulas. Inspired by skin care science, the third ingredient delivers specialized results specific to each Kerasilk segment. 

A FORMALDEHYDE FREE service, this treatment offers smooth, manageable hair for up to 3 - 5 months, which is the foundation for beauty, strength, and protection! 



Another wonderful benefit the Smoothing treatment has to offer, is that it is FORMALDEHYDE FREE! 

Good News from Chapel Hill Magazine

Chapel Hill Magazine's Best Of Chapel Hill 2018 has commenced, and we're nominated again!

We're so excited to be nominated for Favorite Salon and Spa in Chapel Hill! It's an honor to be among the nominees for providing superior service to Chapel Hill- our team of 10 master stylists and aestheticians are proud to perform some of the most exceptional experiences in the Industry.

Show us your love by taking a quick moment to vote for us! Your vote decides who will be awarded, and it's up to our amazing and loyal clientele to let their voices be heard. We're so grateful for everyone who comes to Citrine. Click the button below to Chapel Hill Magazine's website to cast your vote! Polling ends April 5th.



We can't wait to get our hands on this new product! Bumble and Bumble is gearing up to release their Scalp Detox and we're sure it's going to be one of our new favorites. 

Knowing that clean scalp is the foundation for both great hair and styling, this cooling, fizzling foam is perfect for removing buildup. If you love dry shampoo or co-washing, this is the product for you! 

So, how does Scalp Detox work? As you section your hair, simply dispense the product into your scalp. Then, use your fingers to massage it into the roots of your hair. It's mix of Micellar Water (to cleanse), Salicylic Acid (to remove pore-clogging debris), and Pathenol (to prevent dry-out) all create a tingling sensation that leaves your scalp feeling healthy and refreshed. Apply it weekly to refresh your scalp, or just to enjoy the tingly microbubbles. 

Anxiously awaiting it's release, we'll be sure to let you know when it's available for purchase in the salon!







In-Salon Exclusive: Free Products Available with Purchase

Bumble and Bumble Hairdresser's

Can't get enough of Bumble and Bumble or Davines products? Neither can we! Luckily, each brand currently has an incredible promotion taking place that we're so excited to share with you. 

When you come into the salon and purchase two retail-sized items, you'll receive a free travel size product! With Davines, you can pick up an Oi All In One Milk. Formulated with roucou oil, this leave-in spray helps to detangle, moisturize, and prevent frizz.

With Bumble and Bumble, you can choose one of the following - a Hairdresser's Invisible Oil Primer, Shampoo, or Conditioner. Also moisturizing, this line of products is great for dry, coarse, or brittle hair, leaving it soft silky, and smooth.

Any of these are perfect if you're on-the-go, looking to try out new products, or just want to stock up on your favorite items. Stop by to see us soon!


Oi All In One Milk

Valentine's Day At Citrine

Can you believe January is over and Valentine's Day is quickly approaching?! For those of us who specialize in procrastination, we put together a simple and easy gift guide to help you wow your significant other. 

We have a few special promotions running right now that make great gifts for the holiday! 

Eminence is a great place to start. It's a 100% organic, cruelty-free skin care line that promises you noticeable results fast! They have convenient starter sets filled with their most popular products in a trendy cosmetic leather clutch. 

You can get a FREE starter set right now with the purchase of any three Eminence products! *While supplies last*



Another great idea for a special gift would be the Davines Oi line. Made with Roucou oil, Oi has countless benefits targeted for those who want healthier, better looking hair.  The exotic, tantalizing smell in each product makes the Oi line ideal for anybody who regularly washes their hair.

Right now, you can get a FREE Oi body kit which includes their Oi body lotion and Oi body wash, with the purchase of any three Davines Oi products! *While supplies last*


If you're still stumped and in a time crunch, you can't go wrong with a gift card! 

Gift cards are always the perfect last minute gift while still being thoughtful. Stop by and pick one up today!








Transform Your Hair with Davines

Did you know Citrine Salon is a proud carrier of the Italian hair care line, Davines?

Davines was established in 1983 by the Bollati family, being founded as a small hair care research lab based in Parma, Italy. Taking a scientific approach to hair and beauty, they've created unique and innovative hair care formulations. After a decade of honing their skills, the family formed the Davines brand we know and love today.

The Bollati family founded Davines on high standards of sustainability, paying special attention to their craft and it's impact on the environment. Today, Davines constantly innovates their products and releases new concepts, keeping us inspired and curious about the limits of hair and design. All Davines products are still produced in Parma, and are exported internationally, creating a distinctive brand culture and lifestyle

Although Davines carries hair care and styling products for every hair type and condition, the Oi line has received some of the most love and attention from our staff and clients- and for good reason!

Ideal for daily use as part of a beauty routine, the Oi shampoo, conditioner, and styling products impart intense shine and hydration on hair, without weighing it down. Hair is left feeling extraordinarily soft, fragrant, and voluminous, resulting in easy maintenance and styling. 

A key ingredient that sets Oi apart is Roucou oil, derived from the Annatto plant. Originating from the Amazon, Roucou oil has the unique ability to restructure hair and provide protection against sun exposure and environmental damage. It is abundant in beta-carotene, ellagic acid, and antioxidants, which provide free radical-neutralizing properties.

Roucou oil's rich abundance of beta carotene makes it ideal for it's use in hair products. It has been shown to increase the production of melanin, which keeps natural and color-treated hair looking its best. Beta carotene is also responsible for fighting frizz and keeping grays at bay, making Oi the ultimate multi-benefit beautifying product. 

The Oi line consists of a shampoo, conditioner, leave-in/detangling milk, and finishing oil. Oi's signature scent is present in each product- a clean-smell that is exotic, yet sophisticated and not overpowering. The Oi line has expanded to include a hand balm, body wash, lotion, and soap! Experience the Oi line's ability to deliver immediate results, regardless of the condition of your hair.

Stop in now and pick up any three Davines Oi products and receive a free Oi Body Kit! 



Eminence Organic Skin Care: The Best Sellers

Eminence Organic Skin Care is a comprehensive skin care brand that carries products designed for all skin types and concerns. Every product is natural, organic, and results-oriented. You'll feel better knowing that for every product sold, Eminence will plant a tree. We love their commitment to the environment, and their sustainable practices that protect our planet's future. 

Eminence crafts products designed for virtually any and every skin care concern you may have. Nevertheless, finding the right products for your skin can be a challenge. To simplify the process, we've found the top ten best-selling Eminence products. Delivering immediate results, many of our clients (and staff!) swear by the following items:

  1. Bamboo Firming Fluid improves elasticity and tightens skin
  2. Stone Crop Gel Wash gently washes away impurities with no excess drying of the skin
  3. Coconut Age Corrective Moisturizer deeply moisturizes and visibly minimizes signs of aging, a Natural Retinol Alternative
  4. Stone Crop Hydrating Mist hydrates, revitalizes and brightens dull and dry skin
  5. Strawberry Rhubarb Dermafoliant gently cleanses and polishes skin, balancing and smoothing out the skin's complexion
  6. Monoi Age Corrective Night Cream for Face and Neck replenishes skin's hydration and firmness overnight
  7. Monoi Age Corrective Exfoliating Cleanser washes away impurities and surface debris, all while improving signs of aging
  8. Clear Skin Probiotic Moisturizer  ultra-light, improves the appearance of pores and problem skin
  9. Hibiscus Ultra Lift Eye Cream rapidly de-puffs tired eyes, minimizes dark under-eye circles, and smoothes wrinkles away
  10. Facial Recovery Oil referred to by many as "liquid gold", soothes and renews dry, tired, and irritated skin 


Interested in trying any of these items? We proudly carry most of the products mentioned above. What's better is that we also carry Eminence's Must Have Minis Starter Set, which includes the Stone Crop Gel Wash, the Bamboo Firming Fluid, Stone Crop Whip Moisturizer, and Neroli Age Corrective Eye Serum, all in a genuine leather wristlet. It's a complete skin care routine that's suitable for all skin care types. 

Stop by the salon or give us a call, we'd be happy to assist with all of your skin care needs!

The Latest From Bumble and bumble

This week we're excited to introduce the newest addition to the Bumble and bumble hair care family. We've seen quite a few exciting changes and innovations from Bumble and bumble this past year, and are certain this next installation will not disappoint!


Introducing Bb Color Gloss- five illuminating glazes to instantly boost shine and revive color treated hair. From pink to brown, black to platinum blonde (even white!), Bumble and bumble has crafted an easy color pick-me-up that quickly deposits vivid and dimensional hues to brighten and illuminate any shade of hair. 

Available in brunette, warm blonde, cool blonde, red, and clear, Bumble and bumble's Color Gloss delivers shine and renewed color for up to three washes. Suitable for all hair types, Color Gloss enlivens high lights, low lights, single process colors, and everything in between (yes, this includes any rainbow color, too!). What's better is how easy it is to achieve a fresh color. Simply apply the desired gloss to dry hair and leave on for 20 minutes, then rinse. Follow with your favorite color safe (or any) shampoo and conditioner. That's it! 

We're going to love this product for use in-between color appointments, when color begins to lose its vibrancy and shine. Yellow and brassy tones are instantly neutralized, keeping highlights and lighter tones cool and true. The conditioning effect of Color Gloss will add luster and dimension to your locks, creating all the shine you'll ever want!

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