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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Celebrity Praise for Davines

Our love and appreciation for the Italian hair care line Davines runs deep.

So when we started seeing so many mentions about Davines in the press recently we were stoked! Check out what some of your favorite names in Hollywood are saying about Davines:

Stop in and shop our Davines collection- we'll tailor a cocktail of products perfectly suited to your hair type and styling needs. 

Buy any two Davines products and receive a free travel size Oi Milk or Oi Body Kit while supplies last!

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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Address Winter Skin with Eminence

As the days grow shorter and the air colder, many of us will find our skin feeling dry and itchy. This past week, we were met with a blast of cold air and winter weather, plunging temperatures well down below freezing. An added wind chill makes any journey outdoors a brutal one! 

Exposure to the cold is inevitable, as are the effects of winter air on your skin. Less moisture means drier skin for many, which leads to itchiness and irritation. When skin loses moisture, it overcompensates by producing more oil, which can sometimes result in break outs and a tired, dull appearance. Combat winter dryness this year and restore your skin back to a healthy, glowing complexion by enhancing your skin care routine with the following products specially formulated by Eminence Organic Skin Care. 

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It seems like no matter how much you moisturize, the coldness has a way of stripping away any remaining hydration in your skin. It's for this reason that Eminence's Facial Recovery Oil is our go-to product this month. This stuff is liquid gold- suitable for all skin types, two small drops work wonders in reviving tired and aged skin.

This top-selling lightweight organic oil deeply nourishes and hydrates skin, restoring moisture and balancing the skin's overall complexion. Olive, Clary Sage, Ylang Ylang, Tea Tree, and Sesame oil contain calming and anti-inflammatory properties, leaving skin smooth and soft. Rue and Sage Leaf Extract hold antibacterial properties that soothe the skin and allow for deep hydration. The Facial Recovery Oil "reduces fine lines and wrinkles up to 43% and increases hydration by up to 53% in just 28 days." Treat and heal your skin to a bright and healthy complexion, and say farewell to dry skin this winter season! 

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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.


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.


Bb Color Stick!

Looking for a product to cover your grays in between salon appointments? Bumble and bumble has got you covered...literally, with the NEW Bb Color Sticks!

Bb Color Sticks are a velvety, pigmented pencil that adds color wherever you need it. The NEW Color Sticks are an opaque, water-resistant product that won't budge!

The Color Stick collection features 5 shades that instantly covers grays, refresh roots, and fill in sparse areas. Perfect for those who want to extend time between appointments or those whose hair is thinning. Shades include Blonde, Dark Blonde, Red, Brown, and Black.

Apply these Color Sticks like a lipstick and blend with ease with just your fingers, no tools needed! Bb. Color Stick is applied to dry hair after styling. For best results, always use Bb. Color Stick as the last step in your styling routine.

Since Bb. Color Stick doesn't alter the color of your hair, its safe to leave it on until your next shampoo. Depending on how often you wash, you may need to touch up as needed.

We are so excited for these to launch we can barely stand it! 

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!

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!

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!

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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information credit: www.arrojoamericanwave.com

Bb hairdressers dry oil finish spray #sublimesuperpowers

Bumble and bumble Hairdresser's Dry Oil Finishing Spray & Hairdresser's Invisible Oil Balm-to-Oil Pre-Shampoo masque

The newest additions to the Hairdresser's Invisible Oil Family!

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Delivering instant shine and softness without weighing your hair down, the new Bumble and bumble Hairdresser's Dry Oil Finishing Spray! Perfect for going out in the sun, with a built-in UV protectant, so your hair stays healthy.

You can take it anywhere and use it for days without build up. Just shake well and spray mid strands to end, and comb through with your fingers or comb. It's just that simple!

Bumble and bumble Hairdresser's Dry Oil Finishing Spray also tames frizz, while conditioning your hair. This lightweight mist is formulated for hair that needs extra moisture and shine.

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Bb's Hairdresser's Invisible Oil Balm-to-Oil Pre-Shampoo masque is a silky cream that liquefies in your hands before applying to dry hair. It is key to warm the product up before putting the masque on! It's at this time that Coconut Oil, Argan Oil, Macadamia Nut Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Safflower Seed Oil, and Grapeseed Oil are activated, and will make your strands softer and smoother!

Because hair is more absorbent when it is dry, leaving the masque in for 20 minutes is important. After washing out, we recommend to follow up with the Hairdresser's Invisible Oil Sulfate Free Shampoo and Conditioner. Best of all, the pre-shampoo masque is safe to use weekly, and will keep your hair soft and shiny.

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Stop in to Citrine to pick up a sample of the Pre-Shampoo Masque and the Hairdresser's Invisible Oil!

 

Credit: Bumbleandbumble network website