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!

Must Have Hair Masks

Do you find your hair to be a bit unruly or rebellious from time to time? Maybe it’s just too dry and frizzy to style? Or too many split ends and breakage caused by over processing? Sometimes color fades too fast and never looks as brilliant and shiny as you’d like. Never fear, here at Citrine Salon we offer a wide variety of incredible masks to treat your every hair need, plus tips on how to get the most out of every product. Keep reading to find which mask is the best for you!

Goldwell Kerasilk Control Mask-  Beat frizz with this intensive smoothing mask. Infused with keratin as liquid silk, this product is perfect for unmanageable frizzy hair. Use this mask on wet or damp hair, leave in for 5-10 minutes, and then rinse for stunning, shiny, frizz-free hair . This mask is also the perfect complement to a recent Kerasilk service as it prolongs the life of the treatment.

Goldwell Kerasilk Control Mask- Beat frizz with this intensive smoothing mask. Infused with keratin as liquid silk, this product is perfect for unmanageable frizzy hair. Use this mask on wet or damp hair, leave in for 5-10 minutes, and then rinse for stunning, shiny, frizz-free hair . This mask is also the perfect complement to a recent Kerasilk service as it prolongs the life of the treatment.

Oribe Masque for Beautiful Color-  This unique masque offers three major benefits when it comes to color treated hair to make sure each strand remains in tip top condition throughout the coloring process. First, the masque repairs existing damage to the hair while cuticle conditioning ingredients keep hair looking smooth and healthy. Second, UV-protecting ingredients that utilize innovative bio-polymers work to keep fading at bay and your color fresh in between appointments. Last but not least, this masque also offers beautiful glossing properties which increase shine and enhance all hair colors for a rich look that never disappoints! If you have any type of color treated hair, this masque is a must!

Oribe Masque for Beautiful Color- This unique masque offers three major benefits when it comes to color treated hair to make sure each strand remains in tip top condition throughout the coloring process. First, the masque repairs existing damage to the hair while cuticle conditioning ingredients keep hair looking smooth and healthy. Second, UV-protecting ingredients that utilize innovative bio-polymers work to keep fading at bay and your color fresh in between appointments. Last but not least, this masque also offers beautiful glossing properties which increase shine and enhance all hair colors for a rich look that never disappoints! If you have any type of color treated hair, this masque is a must!

 
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BB Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil Pre Shampoo Masque - Perfect for wavy or curly textures, this unique balm liquefies in your hands, making it a breeze to apply. This oil infused formula helps de-frizz, detangle, and keep your curls soft and shiny. Just take a small amount and run through you hair. Leave in for 20 minutes and then follow through with your favorite shampoo and conditioner.

BB Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil Pre Shampoo Masque- Perfect for wavy or curly textures, this unique balm liquefies in your hands, making it a breeze to apply. This oil infused formula helps de-frizz, detangle, and keep your curls soft and shiny. Just take a small amount and run through you hair. Leave in for 20 minutes and then follow through with your favorite shampoo and conditioner.

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Oribe Signature Moisture Masque- This mask is the perfect fit for any hair type that has become dry and damaged and needs a little extra moisture to bring it back to life. Weightless in density yet deeply hydrating, this masque utilizes a unique blend of plant and keratin extracts to strengthen weakened hair and keep it supple, soft and manageable for future styling. Color safe and UV-protecting, this masque in particular also includes sunflower seed extract, macadamia nut seed oil and wild mango butter for maximum shine and increased smoothness. After all, everyone could use a little everyday indulgence!

Wet Brush Towel Set- One of our favorite tricks to help masks penetrate the hair to their full potential is to wrap hair in a hot towel after the mask has been applied. Similar to the effect of sitting under a dryer in salon, the heat expands the hair shaft and allows the mask to penetrate further so you get the maximum benefit possible! To get the same effect at home, put a towel in the dryer for a few minutes and immediately wrap your hair to get the most benefit!

BB While you sleep damage repair masque-  Repair dry, damaged, or over-processed, hair overnight with this lightweight sleeping masque. Not only is this masque very hydrating, it also contains Evening Primrose to repair dry strands and protect from future damage. Just apply to dry hair once or twice a week, leave it in for as long as you’d like or keep it in overnight for intense hydration.

BB While you sleep damage repair masque- Repair dry, damaged, or over-processed, hair overnight with this lightweight sleeping masque. Not only is this masque very hydrating, it also contains Evening Primrose to repair dry strands and protect from future damage. Just apply to dry hair once or twice a week, leave it in for as long as you’d like or keep it in overnight for intense hydration.

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Oribe Gold Lust Transformative Masque: For the truly damaged and broken hair, be sure to check out Oribe’s heavy duty Transformative Masque which utilizes white tea, baobob and jasmine extracts to penetrate the hair shaft to undo the negative effects of over processing and to restore health and elasticity. Use sparingly as this masque is very concentrated and will heal hair in no time!

protect & nourish your skin this winter

Now that it’s officially winter, its time to step up your skincare game to accommodate for the colder temperatures. During the winter, our skin is prone to dryness, irritation, itchiness, and redness. To combat these frustrating issues, we’ve handpicked products for every aspect of your skincare routine, ranging from cleansers to moisturizers and even body scrubs. Each product is specially formulated to keep your skin bright, even, and most importantly, hydrated and ready for the warmer months that are soon to come!

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Calm Skin Chamomile Cleanser: During the winter, it is vital to cleanse the skin without stripping it of it’s natural oils. This cleanser contains chamomile and arnica, which immediately soothes your skin and removes impurities while leaving your skin’s natural barrier intact to defend against harsh weather. This cleanser also contains nourishing oils that hydrate and further calm the skin and replenish any moisture that may be been lost throughout the day.

Bright Skin Moisturizer: It is crucial to wear SPF year-round, so why not get a moisturizer with SPF included? The Bright Skin Moisturizer from Eminence contains broad spectrum SPF 30 to protect your skin from those harmful UV rays which are still powerful even in the colder months.. It also contains stone crop, licorice root, and Bearberry extract to keep your skin even, hydrated and to conveniently battle any sun damage from the previous summer.

Facial Recovery Oil: Made with a special blend of herbs and oils, this product can deeply hydrate, tone, and repair the skin. Olive oil deeply nourishes, clary sage balances oil production and ylang ylang extract calms skin that may be inflamed from the cold. We recommend using this oil at night so your skin has plenty of time to soak up all of the hydrants and nutrients. Best of all, this luxurious oil is suitable for a skin types!

Don’t be put off by the consistency of the product- simply massage 2-3 drops on your neck and face and just wait for the repairing benefits to kick in!

Cranberry and Pomegranate Sugar Scrub: This scrub is wonderful for the winter, as sugar granules gently buff away dry skin while cranberry, pomegranate, and green tea extract provide vitamin-rich support to nourish the fresh skin underneath. Simply massage into damp skin after a shower or bath and rinse well with water to maintain healthy skin all winter long! There’s also no need to worry about over-exfoliation; this scrub is gentle enough to use on a daily basis, so feel free to indulge whenever you like!

Perfect Lip Duo: Take luxury to the next level with this duo designed to exfoliate and hydrate dry lips. A unique citrus enzyme blend naturally exfoliates the top layer of skin, while the Shea butter balm deeply moisturizes without the use of petroleum. Use both to reveal the perfect set of lips no matter how cold it gets this winter!

We know winter can be harsh on your skin, but luckily, Eminence is here with the right product for every concern- be sure to stop by soon to pick up these winter essentials to keep your skin in tip-top shape all season long!

New at Citrine: Everyday Elegance with Eyelash Extensions

Looking for an easy, low maintenance, no-fuss way to get the gorgeous lashes of your dreams this holiday season? Look no further than our NEW cluster lash extensions provided by our very own esthetician Imane! Keep reading to learn more about how this exciting new service works and what it can do for you!

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Preparation and Aftercare

Preparing for your eye lash extension appointment is super easy- just show up with a bare face and Imane will take care of the rest! Mascara, eye makeup, eye creams and moisturizers can all interfere with how well the glue sets your new lashes, so arriving with a clean face is very important! It is also vital to not curl lashes as well since the bend in the lash can prevent the cluster from settling properly. Appointments last for one hour, and results (with proper aftercare) last at least a full week!

Aftercare for your fabulous new lashes follows a similar pattern. Simply avoid getting your new lashes wet for a full 24 hours after application, don’t apply mascara afterwards or for the duration you have your lashes, and apply lightweight eye creams in the morning as opposed to night to avoid an excess of oil.

Before and after of cluster lash extensions!

Before and after of cluster lash extensions!

What are “Cluster” Extensions”?

As the name implies, they are small groups or “clusters” of individual lashes, like the one shown to the left, that are safely applied to the lashline using a professional adhesive to fill out and lengthen pre-existing lashes. The clusters can be applied to uniquely fit your eye shape, providing a customized look that suits your face perfectly. Cluster lashes in particular offer numerous benefits as not only are they quicker to apply, but they provide the most dramatic impact without looking fake. Our esthetician Imane skillfully utilizes both long and short clusters for a guaranteed natural finish and In just one hour, your lashes can go from “barely there” to impossible to miss!

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Just a quick comb through in the morning is all your new lashes will need to look their best!

And that’s it! Every morning, wake up with a flawless set of thick, beautiful lashes that shape and frame your face for the perfect look this holiday season, no messy makeup or time-consuming routines needed! Imane is currently available for appointments, but only has a few spots left, so call or book online now!

Give the Gift of Organic Beauty

Cross somebody special off your shopping list this year with our highly popular Holiday Bundle.

Cross somebody special off your shopping list this year with our highly popular Holiday Bundle.

Finding the perfect gift during the holiday season can be a tough undertaking. With all the stress and bustle that comes along with the season, any opportunity to save valuable time and money is an opportunity worth taking. It’s for that reason that we’ve decided to bring back the highly popular Holiday Bundle! Featured in Chapel Hill Magazine’s Holiday Gift Guide, this gift package did so well last year that we couldn’t resist doing it again this season. Read on to see how you can easily give the gift of luxurious beauty this year!

Comprised of a 90-minute luxury facial service and an Eminence Beauty Experts’ Top Picks product set, this bundle is a gift that will keep giving in the months following the holidays! Valued at a total of 229 dollars, the Holiday Bundle sells for 200 dollars. You’ll go home with a wrapped bag of Eminence products, and a Citrine Salon gift card valued at 150 dollars, which is to be redeemed for our Clean Sweep 90-minute facial.

The Clean Sweep facial is our most popular facial, and is performed to produce immediate results. This facial includes a method of manual exfoliation, used to reveal a smoother, brighter, more youthful complexion. Exfoliation of the outer-most layer of the skin and removal of fine vellus (peach fuzz) hairs enhances the effectiveness of other skincare treatments, reduces fine lines, and diminishes acne scars. This service is performed in conjunction with our Revitalizing Facial. Numerous clients regularly schedule this facial as they love the way make-up can be applied smoothly and flawlessly.

The product set included in this package is comprised of the best-selling Eminence products, including a cleanser, moisturizer, masque, and firming oil. Ideal for normal to dry skin types, each product has been chosen to deliver a beauty ritual that cleanses, treats, and hydrates skin for exceptional results that will last.

Stop in today to purchase the Holiday Bundle, and we’ll gift you a sample bag of select Eminence product samples as well as an organic Belgian chocolate!

Happy Holidays from the team at Citrine Salon!

Citrine holiday gift guide

Here at Citrine, we understand the importance of finding the perfect gift for the holidays that makes your loved ones feel especially pampered. Fortunately, we have a wide array of fabulous luxury gift sets for all of your upcoming gifting needs. Keep reading for a breakdown of all our sets and find the perfect match for anyone on your list!

Oribe Gold Lust Set

This set offers a phenomenal savings as it includes a the Gold Lust Repair shampoo, conditioner and Nourishing Hair Oil all at full size! Both the shampoo and conditioner offer an excellent duo to deeply nourish and repair strands that have been overprocessed and heat damaged. The Nourishing Hair Oil provides an extra rich dose of antioxidants and seals in moisture for a silky, high shine finish.

Dry Styling Set

This set offers one full size Dry Texturizing Spray, in addition to a travel size of the same product and travel size of the Gold Lust Dry Shampoo. Oribe’s top selling product and a sure hit with all hair types, the texturizing spray offers grit, hold, and a bit of volume perfect for any blowout, while the Dry Shampoo absorbs oils to make each blowout last even longer! Use together to keep your hair looking fresh and stylish all season long!

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Bumble and bumble Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil Kit

Continue to protect hair from the sun’s damaging UV rays throughout the winter with this new kit by Bumble and Bumble which includes a full-sized Invisible Oil Primer as well as a travel sized shampoo and conditioner. Famous for its 6-oil elixir, each product works to de-tangle, de-frizz and keep hair silky smooth after suffering overprocessing and too much heat damage. Keep strands well moisturized and ready to take on the weather with this set,

Eminence Beauty Experts’ Top Picks

Beautiful skin awaits thanks to this limited addition collection of top Eminence products curated by renowned beauty experts in the industry. Each product is designed to cleanse, replenish and protect skin which is vital during harsher winter months This travel-sized gift set is best suited for normal to dry skin types,

Set includes these conveniently sized products

  • Stone Crop Gel Wash

  • Bamboo Age Corrective Masque

  • Coconut Age Corrective Moisturizer

  • Rosehip Triple C+E Firming Oil

Eminence Holiday Gift Bundle

The holiday gift bundle includes a 90 minute clean sweep facial with our esthetician Imane and Eminence’s limited edition best selling gift set. A $229 value is selling for $200 plus tax.

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Eminence Perfect Lip Duo

Nobody likes chapped lips, period. We all know the dry Winter weather has a tendency to make our lips dull and craving moisture. The Eminence Perfect Lip Duo includes a Citrus Enzyme Exfoliator that packs an antioxidant-filled punch to easily slough off dead skin cells. Then, follow up with the peptide and vitamin rich Citrus Lip Balm to ensure smooth, soft, and supple lips.

Beautiful Color and Côte d'Azur Body Travel Set

A great match for busy travelers who want to sneak in a bit of luxury with them wherever they go, the Oribe Beautiful Color set offers a travel size version of the Beautiful Color shampoo and conditioner, which utilizes a unique botanical blend of ingredients to nourish colored hair and protect strands from damaging UV rays. The Body set, which includes a lavish travel sized body wash and creme scented with Oribe’s famous French fragrance, Cote d’Azur, offers an additional dose of indulgence and is the perfect way to ward against dry winter skin.

For a limited time, stop by Citrine and receive a complimentary Dry Texturizing Duo kit with any Oribe purchase $75 or more!

Olivia Garden Hair Dryer Set

Valued at 150 dollars, this luxury ceramic and ion hair dryer from Olivia Garden is sure to please the beauty junkie on your list. Designed to seal in moisture and shine and eliminate frizz, this hair dryer comes with two nozzles, as well as two free round brushes with purchase. We love that this hair dryer has a 9 foot cord and is designed with a hook for easy storage!

 
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Bumble and bumble Thickening Set

This Thickening kit, which includes a full size Dry Spun Finishing Spray as well as a travel sized Thickening shampoo and conditioner, offers an incredible value in which the travel sizes are virtually free! With a newly redesigned formula, the shampoo and conditioner work to fortify and plump up individual strands, while the spray adds airy texture and volume to take your hair to new heights! For a limited time only, stop by Citrine and with any Bumble and Bumble full size purchase, receive a complimentary deluxe sample of either the line’s thickening spray or Dry Spun finishing spray!

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Wet Brush Flex Dry & Hair Towel

From the extremely popular Wet Brush Pro comes the newly designed Flex Dry Brush and Deluxe Hair Towel. Wet Brush’s new OmniFlex brush head contours to the scalp to instantly smooth and detangle hair, while the open-vented paddle allows moisture to be removed quicker, speeding along drying time. The Deluxe Hair Towel is 100% microfiber, and is designed to stay in place to remove excess moisture.

Stocking Stuffer Ideas

We know how difficult holiday shopping can be so we want to make finding stocking stuffers a breeze. We’ve compiled a small list of our favorite products that are perfect stocking stuffers.

  • Bumble and Bumble Color Sticks

  • Bumble and Bumble Glimmer Finishing Spray

  • Oribe Root Touch Up Spray

  • Oribe Purse Size Products

  • Bumble Travel Sizes

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If you’re still stumped, Citrine Salon gift cards are always a great option. They can be purchased in any denomination and can be used towards products or services. If you can’t make it in to get one, they can be purchased by phone or email, and can be held here at the salon or mailed out!

Stylist Spotlight: Christie

What is your favorite highlighting technique?

Babylights! Regardless of your hair length or style, babylights add a gorgeous brightening effect around the face that can be as bold or subtle as you like. Babylights can be done all over, but I typically add them to frame my clients’ faces, I call these “money-pieces”. They add brightness where it counts and are extremely versatile.

What products do you recommend to keep highlights bright and healthy?

The Oribe Bright Blonde line without a doubt. My favorite is the Radiance and Repair Treatment. It can eliminate brassy tones from highlights while still maintaining the integrity of the hair. Adding Olaplex to your salon service can also help repair existing damage while preventing further damage.

 

Want a full head of highlights or just a subtle framing of the face? A gorgeous voluminous blowout that’ll last for days? Christie can do it all when it comes to highlights and blowouts, making every service custom tailored to suit your specific needs!

Originally from Colorado, this master stylist started her career in the hair industry almost 14 years ago. She moved to North Carolina 4 years ago and has been here at Citrine for 3 years.

 

In your opinion, what makes an amazing blowout?

The right tools and products are very important, as well as technique. I feel that what really makes an amazing blowout is working volume and hold into the hair, while maintaining flexibility. Leaving my clients with a blowout that will look stunning and has the durability to last into the days following is also important. I’ve been an Oribe fanatic for years and no blowout is done without the Dry Texturizing Spray!

Any advice as to how to make a blowout last longer?

Keep your hair dry! I can not stress this enough. Oribe’s Gold Lust Dry Shampoo will keep your hair fresh and voluminous without ruining your style. A little bit of old fashioned backcombing at the root is an easy way to refresh and lock in your blowout at home.




Fall Sweep Facial

Fall is finally here! With the cooler temperatures and dry air approaching, it’s vital to protect your skin from the harsh environmental damage that comes with the shift in weather. Our seasonal Fall Sweep Facial offered by our esthetician Imane is here to save your skin! This facial uses a gentle form of manual exfoliation in conjunction with our Cranberry Pomegranate and Pumpkin Latte Hydration Masques to reveal smoother, softer, more youthful skin while nourishing any dryness. These masques are packed with vitamins and antioxidants to keep your skin firm, hydrated, and ready to go for the upcoming holidays!

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Cranberry Pomegranate Masque - This limited edition masque is full of vitamin C and micro nutrients to revitalize you skin’s appearance, reduce signs of aging, and give you the youthful glow everyone desires. The combination of sunflower and sesame oils offers an effective yet lightweight form of hydration that helps skin to recapture the luminosity often lost in the colder months. Simply mix a small portion of the mask and spread evenly over the skin, let sit for five to ten minutes, then rinse and pat dry. Instantly, skin is equally refreshed from the dry air and protected for the future.

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Pumpkin Latte Hydration Masque - Similar to the Cranberry Pomegranate, the Pumpkin Latte Hydration Masque offers replenishing benefits with an added extra dose of moisturization. With a combination of Vitamin E and Omega 9 nutrients mixed with a unique Calendula, Avacado and Grape oil blend, skin is deeply nourished right away, a keys step in fighting signs of aging. And just like the Cranberry Pomegranate Masque, this gem is also limited edition, so stop in while supplies last!


Call or schedule online to ensure your skin is in optimum health this fall!

And when you do, you’ll receive a complimentary full retail size of the Cranberry Pomegranate or Pumpkin Latte Hydration Masque!