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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LIMITED EDITION: BUMBLE & BUMBLE SURF SPRAY

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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!

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! 

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

COMING IN MARCH - BUMBLE AND BUMBLE SCALP DETOX

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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!

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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! 


 


 

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!

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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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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!

 

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. 


Bumble and bumble Prepares to Release New Damage Repair Products

TEASED, TUGGED, FRIED, DYED... YOU’VE HURT YOUR HAIR. NOW, IT’S TIME TO SAY SORRY.

Did you know a strand of hair is stronger than a copper wire of the same diameter? Or that it's one of the fastest growing tissues in the human body, second to bone marrow?

We owe a lot to our hair, especially for those of us that regularly color, curl, flat-iron and tease. It's a miracle hair is still attached to our head, after all the ups and downs and trouble we put it through. 

Even with split ends, tangles, or dryness, hair is resilient. No matter how much we mistreat it and damage it further, our hair stays with us. We owe a lot to our tresses for this- and should make up for the chaos we inflict on it. Masques and treatments restore moisture and shine to the hair, but what can be used to reverse all types of heat damage and normal wear and tear?

Bumble and bumble has long carried products tailored specifically to damaged hair. Various Bumble masques, complexes, and leave-in treatments provide relief to even the most unfortunate heads of hair. Nevertheless, Bumble is set to release two new damage repair products that stand out from the rest: Save the Day and While You Sleep. The most intensive repair products yet, Save the Day and While You Sleep are super versatile and are suitable for every hair type.

Save the Day is intended to be used during the daytime, and is a lightweight fluid/serum that repairs hair and split ends, protects against heat and UV damage, and hydrates and smooths flyaways and frizz. Save the Day should be applied to damp hair before drying- easy as that! You'll have instantly softer, smoother, healthier-looking and feeling hair. Getting around-the-clock repair could not be more simple.

While You Sleep, as you guessed, is an overnight restorative masque that helps reverse the appearance of damaged hair. This super-nourishing treatment repairs past damaged and prevents against any future abuse. By morning, hair will feel silky-smooth and de-stressed. Both of these products are perfect for any excess color clients, frequent stylers, and people who spend a lot of time under the sun or in air-polluted metropolitan areas. 

Save the Day and While You Sleep are both lightweight, multi-benefit products formulated with camellia oil and antioxidants for advanced hair repair. Achieving revived, healthy hair can't be any easier. Bumble and bumble is releasing these products in the coming weeks, however Citrine will have them in early for retail purchase. Both are free of parabens, sulfates, and phthalates. We are currently accepting pre-orders! Call to get started on the ultimate hair repair or stop in to pick up your own.