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Stylist Spotlight: The Savvy Smooth Professional

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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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Stylist Spotlight: The Balayage Queen

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Just in time for summer, our master stylist Chhalin can bring life to your hair with Balayage! A wonderful alternative to the traditional highlights. Balayage is a painting technique used to add brightness and dimension to your hair when you want that sun kissed look without having to get all sandy from the beach. 

Chhalin believes that Balayage is a more natural looking way to achieve a gorgeous low maintenance look! 

If you follow us on social media (If?..we know you are) then you've probably seen a few photos of Chhalin's beautiful Balayage work gracing our Instagram feed. There's a very good reason we call Chhalin our Balayage Queen!

 

Come see for yourself and book your consultation today! We know you won't be disappointed.

 

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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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! 

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. 


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!


Bumble and bumble has outdone themselves again!

Welcome the two new additions to the Sumo family: Sumoclay and Sumogel!

Sumoclay solves your limp, dull hair problems in one little jar! It is a light weight styling product that adds texture, definition, and bulk. It should be applied on dry hair only as it adds shape and detail. This product is ideal for all hair types, including fine-to-medium hair to add body and texture.

Sumogel eliminates the flaky 90s gel style! This styling product is a crystal clear, solid gel that does not crunch or flake. Giving your hair that natural shine and clean finish it deserves! Sumogel is best used on wet hair and combed into place. With its innovative Micro-Emulsion Structure technology, you get that shine without any heavy silicones!


Facing your winter travel

 How do you keep your hair and skin looking and feeling amazing, even with the drying winter air and the freezing temperatures? HYDRATION is key! Lack of moisture is one of the main reasons that our hair looks brittle and frizzy, and that our skin looks cracked and peeling. But don't worry - we've got the products and tips  you for the absolute best, hydrated hair and skin possible.

Bumble & Bumble Hairdresser's Balm-to-Oil Pre-Shampoo Masque

A highly concentrated balm-to-oil weekly masque that you apply to dry hair before you shampoo, to provide parched hair with an extra dose of moisture.

Tip - Scoop out the product and warm it between your hands to melt, and apply evenly to dry hair. Dry hair tends to absorb moisture better than wet, so apply this masque about 20 minutes before you hop into the shower for maximum effect.

Bumble & Bumble Quenching Shampoo and Conditioner -

This mild, hydrating shampoo and conditioner helps replenish dry and damaged hair.

Tip - After shampooing thoroughly, condition and let sit for 1-3 minutes. This gives the conditioner time to work its magic!

Patchology Hydrating Flash Masque -

The innovative masque material used in the Patchology Hydrating Flash Masque delivers Hyaluronic acid and Vitamin B5 much faster than traditional sheet masques. in about 5 minutes, you can have the mega moisture boost that your dry winter skin has been craving.

Tip- After removing the sheet masque, don't rinse off the extra serum left over. Let it fully absorb into your skin, to leave you feeling hydrated and refreshed for hours to come.


Bumble and bumble Introduces Strong Finish! The Firm Hold Hairspray!

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This week Bumble and bumble introduced a new hairspray to the bumble family.

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Strong Finish is "an extra-firm, no-slip spray that keeps styles up all night (and day)"! Formulated with new Strong Hold System technology, Strong Finish is sure to keep your fresh style in place. Bumble and bumble will be replacing it's Classic Hairspray with Strong Finish, as it will be the strongest hold Bb Hairspray. It will be the perfect touch to your daily hair routine, updo, or coif- locking your style in for up to 8 hours. Additionally, like all Bumble hairsprays, you can brush through Strong Finish without any flaking, however it will break down the Strong Hold System technology.

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Strong Finish sprays evenly, and has a light airy smell. We cannot wait to see how our clients like Strong Finish! Our stylists are already getting positive feedback on the spray, and we are selling it in a large 10 oz size or smaller 2.7 oz travel size (TSA approved)! Whatever style or hold you are looking to achieve, Bumble and bumble has a hairspray that will suit your needs!

Welcome to the modern wave of curl, texture, body and movement!

Traditional perms are a thing of the past with the latest and greatest American Wave!

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The great Nick Arrojo was eager to bring back the visual interest of textured hairstyles. In 2011 they decided to return fashion’s eye to sexy waves, bouncy shapes, and curvy styles packed with volume. Nick and his team wanted to find a quick, easy and damage free permanent texture facility using modern ionic technology. American Wave is exactly that! American Wave creates soft and playful looks which are customized to your preference. Whether you want more volume, loose waves, big curls, or even a texture reduction to maintain your natural shape while making your hair manageable, American Wave is for you!

 

Since its launch in 2012 it has been a huge hit at hair and beauty shows worldwide. It has been featured on The Today Show to The Chicago Tribune to Vogue, Cosmopolitan, and Allure. Fast forward to today and more and more clients are asking for the American Wave. The system uses editorial hair setting techniques for fashion-forward looks. The ionic waving lotion reduces stress on hair, creating a smooth cuticle. Perfect for natural-looking wave and curl patterns.

 

There are three different service options, which are tailored to meet your specific needs.

  • The Beach Wave: Merges straight and wavy textures to create sexy, tousled beach waves!
  • Expanded Curl Patterns: For resilient, full curl patterns. Great for those who want texture expansion!
  • Style Support: Adds volume to limp hair. Great for putting OOMPH into your blow-dries and hot-tool styling!2

American Wave is suitable for all hair types. Whether you have fine, limp hair and want tons of volume with little to no effort, or want that right from the beach look. American Wave has something for everybody!

 

We recently had some of our very own stylists attend a Nick Arrojo American Wave class and they all received certifications on American Wave! We are all so excited to be a part of the American Wave culture! Call us today to book an appointment!

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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!

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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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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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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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!