Chapel Hill

MOTHER'S DAY GIFT GUIDE

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

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

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

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Clean Sweeping at Citrine Salon

   

Clean Sweeping is a highly effective exfoliation treatment performed on the face to remove dead skin and fine vellus (peach fuzz) hair. Our esthetician Bhavna is highly experienced with Clean Sweeping facial procedures and strives to help her clients achieve glowing, radiant skin at any age!

Below are some FAQ's about Clean Sweeping answered by Bhavna.

How does Clean Sweeping work?

Clean Sweeping is a safe, non-invasive treatment that uses a sterile blade held at a forty five degree angle. Working in small sections, skin is kept taut as the blade lightly "shaves" off dead skin, revealing the new glowing skin underneath. Since the esthetician is manually performing the facial, clients can see exactly the amount of dead skin cells that are being removed, as well as focus on areas of the face where there may be more build up of skin.

What does it feel like?

Clean Sweeping is a painless procedure that is overall very comfortable- a very light scrubbing sensation can be felt as the esthetician treats the skin in small areas at a time.

What are the benefits of Clean Sweeping?

-Promotes smoother skin and a clean canvas for makeup to be applied.

-Removes soft facial hair that traps dirt and oil -Enhances other skincare treatments such as chemical peels and provides deeper product penetration -Reduces recent acne scars -Reduces fine lines -Produces immediate results with zero downtime

Are there any risks?

There are no side effects and zero downtime associated with the Clean Sweeping facial. After the treatment, your skin will be highly sensitive to sun exposure and may look pink shortly after. We ask that you wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher to reduce the risk of hyper pigmentation.

What skin types/conditions are ideal for Clean Sweeping?

All skin types may benefit from Clean Sweeping. It is especially effective on those with a dry or rough skin texture and helps to minimize superficial acne scarring or uneven skin tone. It is also beneficial for mature skin, which tends to have a buildup of dead cells as cellular turnover slows down with age. Clean Sweeping is safe for pregnant clients who cannot have chemical peels (peels penetrate the skin at a cellular level, thus are contraindicated.)

Who should avoid Clean Sweeping?

Clients with very oil or have active acne should avoid this procedure. Sebaceous glands excrete oil along the vellus hair. If the hair is removed, the oil may cause bacteria growth that can stimulate acne breakouts. Once a breakout has cleared, it is safe to perform the facial.

How often should the procedure be performed?

For best results, Clean Sweeping is usually performed every three to four weeks. Treating the skin in this manner removes about 21 days worth of dead skin cells. The skin needs to complete its normal rejuvenation cycle before the facial is performed again. With regular procedures, you'll notice a major transformation in the appearance and overall health of your skin.

If the hair on the face is removed, is it going to grow back darker or thicker?

No. This is physiologically impossible. Vellus or "peach fuzz" hair when cut or removed will grow back the same size, shape, texture, and color. Therefore, the main structure of the Vellus hair does not change nor is it altered during Clean Sweeping. Terminal hair however, is coarse. When this type of hair is cut or removed it will always grow back coarse.

How long does it take to achieve results?

Clean Sweeping instantly leaves the skin looking smooth, radiant and glowing. This is an ideal facial for a date or an event where you want to look your best immediately and don't want to wait days for results as compared to other facial treatments.

How do I know if Clean Sweeping is right for me?

We offer complimentary consultations that include a personalized skin assessment and treatment plan to get you the best results possible!

 

Schedule a consultation with Bhavna today and see if Clean Sweeping is right for you!

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!

Fuller, Stronger Hair Has Arrived!

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"As we all know weak, and brittle strands do not make for a great 'do. Flawless styling requires a strong foundation. With full, more resilient hair you can part, swoosh, sweep and pin as you like- without stressing over hair loss" - Bumble & Bumble

Bumble & Bumble has introduced three new products this season:  Hair preserving shampoo, hair preserving conditioner and hair preserving booster spray.

The Hair Preserving Shampoo is great for anyone that is looking for fuller, stronger hair, especially those prone to breakage and thinning. This shampoo acts as a bandage to promote strength and elasticity.

The Hair Preserving Conditioner is lightweight and nourishing. It instantly reinforces strands, making your hair feel plumper and healthier. The key ingredients in this powerhouse of a conditioner include energizing creatine, and invigorating menthol that offers a cool, tingling sensation.

The Preserving Booster Spray starts at the scalp and acts as non-physical exfoliant (just meaning that it exfoliates without leaving any annoying grit behind in your hair!). It helps take away sebum residue and other debris to leave a clean scalp behind and gives strands an optimal environment to thrive. This spray is a highly potent restorative spray that reduces breakage by 46%. You are guaranteed to see results in as little as four weeks.

I don't know about anyone else, but this product sounds awesome to us here at the salon. Being able to have fuller and healthier hair just by using these three items! It sounds so simple who wouldn't want to try it?! I personally have fine, damaged hair and I have noticed a significant difference in my hair after using these 3 products. My hair feels much thicker and healthier after just three weeks!

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Welcome to the Family: Bumble & Bumble Surf Infusion

B&B Surf Infusion Bumble and Bumb's Surf Spray has become the iconic product for the brand.  It is also often imitated but never duplicated for its function in creating a sexy, beachy, windswept style.  Bumble & Bumble has taken its award-winning formula and created a new salt-in-oil sister product to offer a softer twist on that beach-drenched look.

The Surf Infusion contains a blend of tropical oils and sea botanicals which soften hair and add shine.  It also contains a sea mineral complex to build tousled texture. It's perfect for those who need extra conditioning or are looking for a softer, touchable finish especially those of us with coarse or dry hair.

PLUS, Surf Infusion has UV filters to guard against the drying effects of the sun.   The Beach Protective Blend moisturizes, protects and balances with coconut water, algae extracts.  Salty sea air or swimming pool chemicals can sap hair's natural oils and deplete moisture.  Infusion protects against these effects and replenishes those lost natural oils.

TO USE SURF INFUSION just spray it evenly on damp or dry hair, style and let dry or blow dry into hair.  This product is truly versatile whether you want to wash and go or heat-style for a more finished look.

Key Ingredients: Coconut Oil; Mango Seed Oil; Passion Fruit Oil; Palm Oil, and a Sea Salt and Mineral Blend

AT YOUR NEXT VISIT TO CITRINE:

Ask your stylist to show you how Surf Infusion can give you that sexy beach-swept look!

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Davines Introduces Essential Haircare Line

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Davines Minu

February is a boring time of year - the holidays are over and spring has not yet started to peep through the gray and dreary winter weather.  This year though, Davines has brought us something to get excited about during the mid-winter doldrums - their new Essential Haircare Line.

From Davines:

"The reborn line is a combination of the scientific commitment of Davines' laboratories and protection of the Mediterranean's artisan and cultural heritage, with optimal formulas free from sulphates and parabens, and with just added touch of selected active ingredients grown in Italy that contribute to keeping alive vegetable species at risk of extinction so to protect the biological diversity."

New products are always exciting but even better, Davines has partnered with non-profit Slow Food Foundation for Biodiversity through the Presidia Project.  In other words, your hair product addiction is really a contribution to the protection and preservation of biodiversity! Plus, the packaging of the Essential Haircare range is Zero Impact - carbon neutral and is created using the minimum amount of food grade plastics necessary.

All carbon dioxide emissions generated by the production of the containers are offset through contributions to the creation and protection of forests in Madagascar.  So, even if you are buying an aerosol hairspray, Davines is balancing your use of the product by making a donation.

There are nine products families in the new Essential Haircare line.  Many of the families are familiar but revamped to be better for your hair and the environment including the NouNou, DeDe, MoMo, Love (both Curl Enhancing and Smoothing), Melu, Volu, and Oi.

PLUS - the newest addition to the Davines family, the Minu shampoo, conditioner, hair mask, and serum formulated specifically for color-treated hair.  Minu has been wildly popular since we put it on our shelves because of its sulfate and paraben free formula and clean citrusy scent.

Stop by Citrine Salon and pick up some of Davines's newest products and feel good about your contribution to sustainable beauty!

New Product Spotlight: Davines "This is a Texturizing Dust"

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Davines More Inside Texture Dust

Our favorite family-owned Italian hair care company just launched a brand new product in time for the holidays called"This is a Texturizing Dust" from their More Inside line.

For a video tutorial on how to use this fantastic new product, check out the following link:

http://www.davines.com/en/news/view/more-inside-texturizing-dust/

Product information from Davines Official Website:

Styling dust, ideal to create instant volume and structural texture

Benefits:

immediate volume generation

hair texture expansion

gripping capability for updos

adjustable structural support

traceless mat finish

The formula is paraben-free and with no added colourings.

HOW TO USE:

Shake gently before use. Sprinkle directly onto roots where volume is desired. Alternatively, put the powder in the hands, rub together then apply to the hair for added texture and style definition. For a "hair expansion" effect sprinkle the texturizing dust on a flat brush and pass it on the hair lengths and tips.

And if you are not convinced of the power of this dust yet, check out the effect it had on Kim Kardashian's look in her Fleur Fatale fragrance ad:

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Happy 5th Birthday to Citrine Salon!

Citrine Salon is celebrating five years of service next week on November 12.  We could not have achieved this level of award-winning success and excellence without an amazing staff and our loyal clients.  So, thank you to all who have made this possible for us! Happy Birthday Citrine Salon!

As a small token of our thanks, on November 12 clients will receive a complimentary deluxe sample when they come in for an appointment.  We are looking forward to the next five years!

New Treatment Packages Offer Savings Options!

We know some of you enjoy immaculate eyebrows and glowing skin all the time, not just for holidays and reunions. Now it's easier to keep your impeccable style fresh with our new treatment packages. Save 15% when you buy a package of four facials or four eyebrow waxes.

Save $5 on brow and lip wax combo appointment.

Thank you so much for your business!  We know you have a choice of salons and we appreciate that you choose Angela at Citrine.

Goldwell Kerasilk Keratin Smoothing: Safe Alternative to Coppola Keratin

Goldwell Kerasilk Keratin Smoothing Treatment Citrine is revamping our approach to dealing with frizzy hair by introducing the Goldwell Kerasilk Keratin Smoothing treatment, which was recently endorsed in Cosmopolitan Magazine's October issue.   Our team received first-rate education in using this smoothing treatment to make sure it was the best and healthiest alternative to our former keratin treatment for both our staff and clients.

There has been a lot of buzz in the past few years about the dangers of keratin treatments which contain formalin which converts to formaldehyde when activated by heat.  Traditional keratin treatments contain the ingredient and label their products as formaldehyde-free based on the technical difference between the liquid and vapor forms of the chemical.

Martyn Smith, a professor of toxicology at the University of California at Berkeley: "Long-term, [formaldehyde is] reportedly toxic to your nervous system — impairing your mood, memory, balance, and sleep — and with repeated exposure, it can cause cancer."

All that to say...  Citrine's stylists  like to choose environmentally safe and healthy products for our clients and we found the solution with Goldwell's Kerasilk Keratin Smoothing treatment, which is truly formaldehyde free.  We are offering this service now.  So turn your fight with frizz over to the professionals and call us to schedule an appointment today! Check out Heather's before and after using the Kerasilk Smoothing treatment on one of her clients:

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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!

What could it be?
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!

Become a Citrine Salon Facebook Fan!

We'd love for you to add Citrine Salon to your Facebook pages! Become a fan & refer/suggest friends and you will receive a complimentary shine treatment with your next booked color service!!

Make sure to mention this blog to receive your treatment!

Citrine Salon in Chapel Hill, NC serves the Triangle area, including Chapel Hill, Raleigh and Durham North Carolina areas.