Stylist Spotlight: The Savvy Smooth Professional

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Travis

Travis has been in the hair industry for over 20 years and is a precision cutter and seasoned colorist. However, his favorite (and most frequent) service that he provides at Citrine is the Goldwell Kerasilk Smoothing treatment. Fortified with silk proteins and jojoba oil, the Goldwell Keratin Kerasilk treatment smooths out the hair cuticle; leaving soft, shiny and manageable hair with little to no effort. 

This smoothing treatment lasts 3-5 months (depending on lifestyle). We asked Travis which products he would recommend to help maintain the treatment at home. "My favorite products are the Goldwell Kerasilk Control shampoo combined with the Control smoothing mask as your conditioner. When combined, these two products help reinforce the Kerasilk treatment and also help it last longer as these products have actual Keratin in them."

Travis understands how hard it can be to have coarse, or unruly hair and strongly trusts in the Kerasilk system. With year round frizz management, the Smoothing treatment is ideal for the high humidity North Carolina summer months.

 

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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! 


 


 

Skincare meets the sea with Eminence

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"IMMERSE YOUR SKIN IN THE MARINE FLOWER PEPTIDE COLLECTION TO REVEAL A MORE RADIANT, YOUTHFUL-LOOKING COMPLEXION WITH FEWER FINE LINES AND WRINKLES."

We are excited to introduce two brand new Eminence Organic Skin Care products here at Citrine! Composed of globally sourced plant and algae ingredients, the Marine Flower Peptide Collection consists of an eye cream and a serum that are ideal for all skin types. These products utilize the "superfoods of the sea" to create the new Smart Collagen Complex.

Eminence's new Smart Collagen Complex truly sets this collection apart. By activating the skin's own production of high quality, "smart" collagen, collagen density doubles and skin is left lifted and wrinkles filled. 

The plant peptides featured in this line are naturally derived from rice protein, making it easily absorbed by the skin. These peptides speed up the skin renewal process, improving texture and tone while boosting elasticity. 

The real star of this product, though, is globally sourced and sustainable algae. The Marine Flower Peptide Collection does not contain any shellfish or animal-derived ingredients. The algae is sourced from the Java Islands, Oregon, West Africa, the Mediterranean, and the Atlantic Coast. Delivering nutrient-rich minerals, amino acids, and antioxidants, algae supplies the skin with long-lasting hydration and firmness. These organisms naturally defend themselves against sun damage and premature aging, and have been shown to deliver similar results when used on the skin. 


Eminence Organic Skin Care: Now at Citrine Salon

We can barely contain our excitement right now- the hugely popular skin care line, Eminence, is coming to Citrine Salon! Founded in Hungary in 1958, Eminence strives to craft the highest quality organic skin and beauty products. The principles that Eminence was founded on align perfectly with ours- those of sustainability and a responsibility to the Earth. All Eminence products are USDA and Hungarian Certified Organic, and are "proudly free of parabens, animal by-products, propylene-glycol, sodium lauryl-sulfates, harmful colorants and fragrances, mineral oils, petroleum, and other harsh cosmetic chemicals."

Our aesthetician, Bhavna, will be using exclusive Eminence skin care products for all of her facial and skincare services. She is knowledgeable and up-to-date on the entirety of the line and is our go-to Eminence guru. If you love any of the products Bhavna uses during your visit with her, or already use Eminence products, they will be available for purchase in the salon as well!

If you haven't tried Eminence before, you're in for a treat. Everything is handmade, produced "without any severe heating or hydrogenating processes that can affect the nutritional content and potency of natural ingredients. Vitamins are captured in their all-natural fresh base, offering dramatic results as actual seeds, pulps and peels impart regenerative and healing powers that only nature can produce." Eminence crafts cleansers, toniques, exfoliants, masques, moisturizers, sun care, and lip & eye care that is customized and catered directly to your skin type and needs. Premium ingredients are sourced from around the world, however the majority of them are grown and hand-picked in Hungary and North America.

Eminence is involved in numerous charities and contributes to multiple foundations around the world. We love their commitment to the environment, and look forward to building a relationship with them in the coming years. Eminence is regularly praised and sworn by celebrities, and has received attention and numerous awards from global magazines and networks. Call us if you have any questions about the line, we'd love to hear from you. And as always, call, email, or stop in to schedule a facial with Bhavna.

source: Eminence main website, May 2017.


Just in Time For Summer: Bb's NEW Don't Blow It!

Sometimes achieving that effortless, air-dried hair style can be easier said than done. As the trend for natural and low-maintenance hair styling continues to become more popular, finding the right method to style hair without all the work can be challenging. We all want to have great hair, but don't want to put in the work for it, right? And why use heat and product just to make it look like you didn't use heat and product? If the effortless 'do is what you're going for, it should go without saying that little to no effort is required. So what can you do to decrease the time spent getting the perfect style?

Bumble and bumble released Don't Blow It in 2014- made specifically for fine hair in need of texture and body. This styling creme is super versatile- meant to be worked into towel-dried hair and styled whichever way you like. Scrunch your hair, twist in some curls, or work your fingers through for easy texture and lots of body.

Three years later, Bumble invents Don't Blow It for thick hair, and the hair gods rejoice. Arriving at Citrine just in time for summer, Don't Blow It will give your blow dryer a rest for the summer season. Made for medium to thick hair, Don't Blow It conditions hair while reducing frizz. Giving you the perfect amount of control, Don't Blow It refines and defines with little effort. Work a small amount from mid-shaft of the hair to the ends. Let air-dry, and go!

Seriously, though, could getting the perfect style be any easier?

Give your blow dryer a break this summer! Stop in to give Don't Blow It a try. Both cremes offer UV protection- perfect for the days spent outside in the sun. These lightweight stylers are ideal for summer- great hair days with no heat or hassle.


April is Beauty Sustainability Month!

Citrine was founded on sustainable and eco-friendly principles back in 2009. We love the planet we call home!, and we do everything we can to reduce our impact on the environment. Our location here at East 54 in Chapel Hill is an environmentally-friendly LEED certified development. The salon relies on low-energy lighting and tons of natural sunlight. We follow procedures that involve all earth-friendly cleaning products, maintain a completely paperless booking and transaction system, and recycle goods and waste wherever and whenever we can. We believe that living a green lifestyle does not have to entail going without!

Aside from the larger measures taken to reduce our carbon footprint, we wondered what else we could do to promote an eco-friendly hair regimen and lifestyle. What ways could our staff and clientele take advantage of the perks of sustainable beauty? After all, it is the smaller, more gradual changes in life that have substantial, lasting impacts.

We are a proud carrier of Davines hair and Comfort Zone skincare products. Davines (and Comfort Zone) is an Italian-based hair care brand focusing on customized hair products that are eco-friendly in as many ways possible. The unique packaging Davines has designed is a case in point! Their shampoo and conditioner containers are reusable, and serve multiple purposes other than holding your favorite hair product.

These containers are produced using as little already-recycled plastic as possible! After the product inside is gone, and the container is cleaned, it is food-safe! A popular use for conditioner containers is to store and carry food and snacks.

Our personal favorite use of these empty Davines containers is repurposing them as planters. They serve as the perfect sized planter for smaller seedlings and plants. Our succulents here at the salon have a great home in their repurposed conditioner containers and are thriving!

Not all of us have a green thumb, though. For those that still love the sustainable concept of Davines, we're offering a promotion when you bring in your clean (full size!) shampoo and conditioner containers. We'll refill your product and top it off with a 10% discount. It's just another way to achieve beautiful hair in the most sustainable way possible.

If you love a Davines shampoo and/or conditioner, also consider ordering a liter size of your favorite product. Shopping in bulk greatly reduces the amount of waste created, and you save money! We can order many of our best-selling Davines products in larger sizes, and they're shipped to us immediately.

Often times, it's the small efforts and changes we make in our day-to-day lives that have the biggest impact. Striking a balance between beauty and sustainability can be challenging, but the results improve our lives and the world around us. As we celebrate Beauty Sustainability Month and Earth Day in April, consider what ways you can reduce your impact on the planet and how your health and beauty habits affect yourself and the world we live in.

Stop in this month to check out our Davines line and get inspiration on how you can be sustainably beautiful!


An Exciting Addition to the Bb Hairdresser's Invisible Oil Family

We've fallen in love with Bumble and bumble's Hairdresser's Invisible Oil line here at the salon. Not only are we seeing great results from the shampoo and conditioner, but the balm-to-oil masque and invisible oil spray are getting some of our clients through these dry winter months. For others, frizz and dehydration are always a concern, no matter what time of year. For those of us with dry to very dry hair types, continually stripping the hair of natural oils can result in a style that makes for more maintenance and trouble, not to mention the risk of damage and breakage. And it can be hard to find a shampoo that cleans the hair but is gentle enough to retain moisture. Regardless of the weather and outside influences, dull and frizzy hair is no fun anyway!

Bumble and bumble is introducing a new addition to the Hairdresser's family, and it's sure to be a hit among the salon and our clients. The Hairdresser's Invisible Oil Cleansing Oil-Creme Duo is meant to be used in conjunction with the Hairdresser's Invisible Oil shampoo and conditioner. Use it in place of your Hairdresser's shampoo every other day, and follow with the Hairdresser's conditioner like you normally would. It's that easy.

One of our favorite things about this new Bumble product is (like always) the packaging! A low-foam cleanser and luxurious moisturizing creme housed in dual-chambers combine to gently eliminate dirt and build-up while preserving your hair's natural oils.

Like the rest of the Hairdresser's products, the Cleansing Oil-Creme Duo contains six signature oils that deeply moisturize and condition all hair types. Over time, the added moisture will further silken and protect your tresses. It's a simple addition to your regular washing routine, but with all the extra benefits you never knew you needed!

source: Bumble Network


Christmas 2016 Stocking Stuffers!

With Christmas quickly approaching, the holiday shopping season is now in full swing. Shopping for others can be challenging and stressful, but have no fear! We've compiled a list of some of our top selling products that would make perfect stocking stuffers or gifts for friends and family. First up on our list is the Skin Defender Hand Cream by Comfort Zone. This nourishing hand cream has a light fragrance, and absorbs into the skin quickly. With triple protection technology and anti-aging properties, it will be convenient for the cold winter days ahead. 23$

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As winter rolls around, we can barely keep our Patchology sheet masques in stock. And for good reason! The Patchology hydrate FlashMasque delivers intense moisture to thirsty, dry skin in just 5 minutes. Softening the skin through hydration and improving elasticity could not be more simple. $7

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The Patchology SmartMud masque is a mineral-rich volcanic ash treatment that detoxifies the skin, eliminating impurities and imperfections. Unlike other mud masques, SmartMud is engineered to deliver results in one clean step, with easy application and removal. $8

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Davines has released their gift sets for 2016! And we are almost sold out of our larger box sets, if you can believe it. Fortunately, we have smaller Davines gift bags that are suitable for various hair types and are equally as affordable.

Minu, one of the best selling Davines lines specifically tailored to color treated hair, is featured in a travel set that comes with one small shampoo, conditioner, mask and pochette. Worth $49.50, the gift bag is being sold for $40

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The Davines Your Hair Assistant gift bag contains the small prep shampoo, mild cream, blowdry primer, and pochette. For those seeking volume and the perfect blowout, Your Hair Assistant is the way to go. Worth $62.50 , Your Hair Assistant gift bag is being sold for $50

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For those with dry, damaged, and coarse hair, the Davines Oi gift bag will be a hit. The complete set delivers intense moisture and hydration, smoothing out frizzy hair and restoring locks with a healthy shine. The bag includes oi shampoo, conditioner, all in one milk spray, oil, and pochette. Worth $81.50, the Oi gift bag is being sold for $60

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We also carry round brushes of all different sizes, ideal for getting the perfect blow dry every time. In addition, we carry wet brushes that come in different colors and patterns, making it easy to detangle and protect all kinds of hair types. Brushes range from $10-20, wet brush sells for $14

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Last but not least is Cailyn Gelux Eyebrow gel. This waterproof gel formula applies easily to create the perfectly arched brow. Featuring an angled built-in brush, Gelux makes an ideal travel companion for quick and easy brows that are guaranteed to last. $23

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You can never go wrong gifting beauty products. Aside from these stocking stuffer ideas, we have lots more to choose from. Feel free to call or stop by, we would love to see you! Happy Holidays!

Control the chaos with Bumble and bumble's revamped curl line!

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Bb Curl is the newest line from Bumble and bumble, set to replace the Curl Conscious line!

The Bb Curl line is designed to give exceptionally gorgeous defined curls every time you style your hair. We think we speak for all curly haired girls out there when we say that we want a product that doesn't weigh our curls down but gives us beautiful, bouncy vivacious curls. Bumble and bumble answered our requests with this fabulous remodeled line!

Infused with Hydra Sculpt, Bumble and bumble's beautiful mix of Brazilian oils and a curve defining polymer, these new Bb Curl products will change how you look at curly hair! No more fussing with knots, frizz, and big poof balls. The only result you'll be seeing with this miraculous new line is frizz free, supple, voluminous curls.

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Bb Curl's styling products, infused with UV filters, can be mixed and matched to create a customized cocktail that caters to your individual curl needs. No matter what type of curl you have or want, you will find your perfect combination within these great products!

Allure Best Of Beauty Awards

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We are excited to see that a few products we carry here at the salon have been featured in the 2015 Allure Best of Beauty Awards!

Best of Beauty 2015 Winner -- The best shampoo and conditioner for damaged hair: Davines Nounou Shampoo and Conditioner | allure.com:

Nounou is a product by Davines that is ideal for bleached, colored or highlighted hair. The NouNou formula was designed to deeply nourishes your hair while giving it immense amounts of body and volume! This product restores and rehydrates leaving your hair feeling nourished and looking illuminated.  So ladies say good-bye to flat, dry or limp hair ladies !

Bumble and Bumble Surf Infusion

Bumble&Bumble Surf Infusion combines salt water and oil... Brilliant...  but then again we would expect nothing less from such a great product! This product leaves you with the "beach hair" you are looking for with a glossy finish ! Just shake and spray its as simple as that! This first-of-its-kind oil-infused salt spray won the award for Best Wave Enhancer !

Don't want summer to end, but can't wait for the fall season? Try Balayage!

Balayage is a new exciting trend sweeping the nation, literally. Balayage is a French term which means to sweep or to paint. It allows for a more natural looking hair color, similar to what nature gives us as children. Balayage gives softer, less noticeable regrowth lines. Balayage is the perfect way to extend your summer look during the cooler months. balayage-sarah-jessica-parker

Below are some pictures of the Balayage process done by one of our master stylists Chhalin! The highlights are painted on by hand in a sweeping motion from base to tip of hair.

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The end result leaves you with perfectly swept sunkissed highlights without those pesky foils!

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Even celebrities like Rihanna, and Eva Longoria are joining the Balayage trend!

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Elle Magazine Featuring Citrine Salon is on the Newsstand!

Citrine is proud to announce that we are once again featured on the list of 100 Best Salons in America for 2014! We have been one of two North Carolina salons featured in this annual issue for 4 years running.  It is an honor to be recognized for our talented stylists and dedicated staff. Check out elle.com/beauty right now to see our salon featured on the front of the beauty page:

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Citrine welcomes the Invisible family!

Our new family members!

Bumble and Bumble expanded the Hairdresser's Invisible Oil line! Joining the Hairdresser's Invisible Oil are a shampoo, a conditioner, and a UV/heat protecting primer. The shampoo and conditioner are both sulfate-free and perfect for dry, coarse, and brittle hair types.

The primer protects against heat damage as well as the harmful UV rays from the sun. Perfect for the heat-stylers and sunshine junkies. The infusion of plant and nut-based  oils work together to soften the hair from the inside out without weighing it down.

We're 4 today!

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On this exact day 4 years ago Citrine Salon opened their doors for the first time! There has been so much accomplished in our 4 years at East 54 that has set Citrine Salon apart from the rest.

  Like Coco Chanel said "In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different" and that is exactly what Citrine Salon. We have been in Elle Magazine for 3 years in a row and made it into the INDY's Annual Top Salons in the triad.  We could not have done it without our loyal and gracious clients and our very talented team of stylists!

Thank you all very much and let's make it another 4 years!

WE DID IT.. AGAIN!

We are in Elle Magazine for the 3rd year in a row! We could not be any happier here at Citrine Salon. We love our clientele and thank you so much to everyone for all of your support and loyalty to Citrine Salon, the #1 salon in North Carolina. Need we say more!?

3rd time is a charm!
3rd time is a charm!

Something is brewing at Davines!

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What could it be?

Bumble and Bumble aren't the only ones with new tricks up their sleeve this summer! Davines is cooking up a new family of products, but it is a surprise! Stay posted here and our Facebook for the upcoming reveal from Davines!