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! 


 


 

Getting the Most Out of Your Hair Appointment

 

Whether you're new to the area or you've been thinking about a fresh new 'do, the idea of changing salons or your usual hair routine can be daunting. The goal, of course, is to have a color and style that perfectly suits your style and aesthetic; however, getting to that point is often easier said than done. We want to share a few of our favorite tips to make sure you leave the salon feeling happy and looking your best after your next appointment.

 

If you're completely new to the area, you've probably been browsing online for salons near you, reading reviews, and perusing social media photos. This is a great place to start! In order to ensure that you've chosen the right salon to deliver your ideal results, we absolutely recommend conducting your own research and finding a location that suits your needs.

 

Even if you're not necessarily in a new location but are looking to try something new, online research is still a great place to begin. This brings us to our next tip: finding pictures or any other visual inspiration is a great way to communicate ideas to your hairstylist.

 

Some clients come in knowing exactly what they want, while others might need a little guidance. Either way, we are here to help! Consider booking a consultation before the day of your scheduled service, so you can meet and talk to your stylist about what it is exactly that you have in mind. This prevents any miscommunication and ensures that you’ve made the right choice. We offer 15-minute complimentary consultations, and always suggest booking one if you’re ever unsure.

 

At your consultation, make sure you are honest with your stylist and speak up about any concerns you might have. For example, if you never get blowdrys but your stylist suggests doing one, voice your preference! At the same time, come to the salon that day with an open mind. Stylists are trained to know what looks good on people, so trusting them and doing something a bit out of the ordinary might pleasantly surprise you.

 

Once you decide on the perfect cut and color, make sure to hold off on washing your hair before your appointment. Freshly shampooed hair can be harder to section and apply color, and your stylist will likely want to cut your hair wet in order to style it.

 

Following any of these steps is a sure way to ensuring a positive, fulfilling salon experience. We want you to be happy with your hair and confident that your stylist can help you achieve exactly what you want. Citrine Salon requires that all stylists have more than 6 years of experience in the industry. We do not work under a tier system, as all hairdressers are master stylists. Your happiness and satisfaction is our top priority- please don’t hesitate to stop in and check out our space and schedule an appointment!

 

Eminence Top Sellers at Citrine Salon

Since we introduced Eminence Organic Skin Care at Citrine Salon in May, the products have been hard to keep in stock. We knew we were going to love the line immediately, but were not expecting such positive feedback so soon! The all-natural, plant-based Hungarian skin care line was founded under the same beliefs and principles as Citrine, and we knew it would be a perfect match. 

Eminence is one of the most extensive professional and retail product lines in the industry for both face and body. It is natural, organic, and Biodynamic- sporting a broad array of products that treat all skin conditions and concerns. We love that all the products are developed using concentrated formulas, making them cost effective, and are guaranteed to deliver results in the healthiest way possible. 

Nevertheless, we've noticed clients gravitate more towards a couple products in particular. Not only have our clients achieved dramatic results with these products at Citrine, but they are best-sellers across the entire Eminence brand. These past few months, we've barely been able to keep the following products on our shelves: 

1. Bamboo Firming Fluid

If you're looking to achieve a tighter, smoother, lifted appearance, this is answer. The widely popular Bamboo Firming Fluid dramatically firms and tightens skin, reduces visible signs of aging, and increases the skin's ability to stay youthful. Bamboo contains soluble and insoluble fiber, anti-oxidants, proteins, vitamins, and minerals for stronger skin. A natural Retinol alternative complex immediately lifts and tightens with the help of chicory root and tara tree gum. Also within Bamboo Firming Fluid is a Swiss Green Apple stem cell concentrate, coconut oil, coconut water, Monoi, Yam, Carrot, Neroli oil, and Eminence's Biocomplex antioxidant booster. 

Winner of Best Skin Serum, International Beauty Awards 2017, Natural Health UK, 2017

Winner of Premium Organic Skin Care Product, Sister's Beauty Pro Awards, Hong Kong, 2014

Winner of Best Retinol Alternative, Earth Day Beauty Awards, Healing Lifestyles & Spas, 2013

2. Stone Crop Gel Wash

For those with dry, sensitive, or irritated skin, Stone Crop Gel Wash provides gentle cleansing without drying the skin. Formulated without harsh parabens or sulfates, impurities are washed away to reveal hydrated, smooth skin. Stone Crop, or Sedum, is a genus of succulent, used for its hydrating and healing benefits. A light soap base cleanses and softens the skin, while shea butter works as an antiseptic to restore skin to a calm state. Within the first few uses, you'll notice cleaner skin that doesn't feel "stripped" of it's natural hydration, as well as the removal of surface build-up and impurities. The skin's complexion is left cleared and glowing, with pores that are purified and tightened. 

Winner of Best Cleanser, Beauty with a Conscience Awards, 2016

3. Strawberry Rhubarb Dermafoliant

One of the team's personal favorites, Eminence's Strawberry Rhubarb Dermafoliant is a daily use rice-based exfoliant and cleanser. A gentle exfoliator, impurities and clogged pores are lightly smoothed away, cleansing and infusing the skin with antioxidants and vitamins. Strawberry works as an astringent, naturally containing salicylic acid that gently removes impurities to brighten skin and shrink pores. Rhubarb acts as a disinfectant, and is a good source of ascorbic acid and Vitamin C. Lactic acid, rice, chickpea flour, and oats exfoliate, deep cleanse, and absorb excess oil. Eminence's Biocomplex booster ensures maximum mineral and vitamin absorption. Skin is perfectly cleansed and refined, leaving a smooth and polished texture. 

Winner of Best “Farm to Table” Skin Care Product, NewBeauty Beauty Choice Awards, 2017

Winner of Best Exfoliator, Product Awards, Spa Professional Mexico, 2014