Stylist Spotlight: VIBRANT Vivids


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How do you recommend taking care of freshly colored vivid hair?

"Since pre-lightened hair tends to be on the damaged side, always use a UV/color-protecting shampoo and conditioner with cold water to preserve your hair's integrity. My favorite is the Oribe Gold Lust shampoo and conditioner, which is both UV protecting and naturally sulfate-free. Additionally, washing less frequently and using products such as our Oribe Gold Lust nourishing dry shampoo will help keep fresh hues from fading too quickly. Environmental factors such as the sun and saltwater can also stress color, which is why the UV protection element of the Gold Lust line is so important to me..In terms of styling vivids, to help refresh your look and keep your color vibrant, I love using Oribe's Mystify Restyling Spray, which extends the life of your blowout and prevents unnecessary heat damage."


Looking to take the plunge and completely revamp your style with a funky hair color? Look no further than our master stylist Kelly, whose expertise in vivid and fashion colors is unsurpassed here at Citrine!

Kelly is our go-to for any unique shades, ranging from pastels to deep jewel tones. Like a true artist, she is always excited to try out new color combinations and styles!

Fashion colors work differently than traditional colors because they only stain the top of the hair shaft. As a result, hair often has to be pre-lightened to truly achieve a vibrant hue. This can be a daunting process for many, so finding a stylist with experience and integrity is vital!


What drew you to the fashion side of colors once you started in the hair industry?

"I love the creativeness that this side of the industry brings. You never get a boring vivid color! There is always something to change whether it be the pattern/ color/shade/tone or season. Fortunately, Citrine offers special ordering for fashion hues, which has greatly expanded the palette of colors I am able to work with. That means the opportunities to create stunning looks are truly endless!"

What brand do you prefer to work with?

"Pulp Riot. The colors are so bright and fade beautifully!"

What is the best part of getting to do fashion colors? 

"The best part of getting to do fashion colors is the endless opportunity for creativity and the custom work that comes with it! I love a client that likes to turn heads when they walk in the room and that makes it all worthwhile!"




Protect Your Skin this Summer with Eminence


To keep your skin looking healthy under the sun, it's vital to keep it moisturized and protected with a moisturizer containing an SPF of at least 30.

Eminence's wildly popular Tropical Body Vanilla Sunscreen SPF 32 is a natural, organic sunscreen that not only offers protection from harmful UVA, UVB and UVC rays,but offers Aloe Vera and Shea Butter ingredients to soothe the skin as well. Simply apply to exposed areas of the face and body and let absorb for 15 minutes before going outside. Be sure to reapply every two hours. 

Polish and protect your skin this summer with our seasonal Eminence Summer Berry Facial, offered on Saturday's by our wonderful esthetician, Imane!

How does the facial work, exactly? The Berry facial itself involves a gentle form of manual exfoliation that works to buff the top layer of skin, revealing the fresh, smooth skin underneath. Following the exfoliation, Eminence's Blueberry Soy Repair Masque is applied to plump and enrich the skin. Full of antioxidants, vitamins C and E, and a healthy dose of coenzymeQ10, this mask provides targeted nourishment and hydration to the new skin revealed from the exfoliation. After, a Strawberry Rhubarb Hyaluronic Serum is applied as the finishing touch to re- hydrate and brighten the skin, resulting in a beautiful, radiant glow- perfect for the summer!


For a limited time only, we are offering a complimentary Eminence jute beach tote complete with a full-sized Tropical Body Vanilla Sunscreen free with any Berry facial! Call to book today, and show your skin the love it deserves!

New at Citrine: Oribe

Hair salons are founded in an industry of continuous education and innovation. In an effort to innovate and supply our stylists and clients with the newest and best in hair care, we are happy to introduce Oribe hair care products. Oribe has supplied Citrine with an extensive line of hair care and styling products, allowing us (and you!) the ability to transform your hair and provide unsurpassed results. 

  • Expertly crafted by a trio of celebrity stylists and industry veterans, Oribe works on an unprecedented level, as the highly formulated products actually go beneath the surface level of the hair to heal and restore individual strands from the inside out.
  • All products are paraben, sodium-chloride, and sulfate-free, with any sulfates present being naturally derived. This means that chemicals in traditional products that damage the hair you've worked so hard to achieve will no longer be an issue.
  • Oribe products are color-safe, UV-protective and compatible with Keratin treatments, making the entire line a perfect match for any color treated, processed, or unruly hair. 
  • The entire hair care line is lightly scented with their famous Cote d'Azur blend, a wonderful unisex scent which is sourced from one of the oldest French fragrance houses to date. With notes of Calabrian Bergamot, white butterfly jasmine and sandalwood, Oribe products are sure to keep your hair smelling nice year-round.
  •  As Oribe is a professional line, their products are top-notch and highly concentrated, so be careful to only use small amounts, as a little will go a long way!

Within the Oribe product lineup, there is a variety of targeted product collections to address specific hair types and concerns:

Signature. For everyone, everyday, for simply gorgeous hair.

Serene Scalp. Nourishes hair and scalp to eliminate dandruff. Shampoo eliminates dandruff and irritation. Conditioner hydrates strands and moisturizes the scalp. Treatment instantly calms the scalp.

Magnificent Volume. Lightweight ingredients build full and thick hair. Hair follicles are stimulated for thicker, fuller locks, hair shaft is plumped for fullness and body.

Moisture & Control. Sulfate-free cleanser for intense hydration. Adds healthy hydration and softens coarse locks with maximum shine. Developed to closely resemble the proteins in the hair cortex, hair will be strengthened and repaired

Beautiful Color. A gentle cleanser. Fortifies over-processed and chemically-treated hair, with enhanced protection again sun and environmental pollutants. Moisturizers and reparative ingredients target dry and damaged areas to enrich colors and soften hair.

Bright Blonde. Contains optimal level of violet pigments to brighten and eliminate brassiness. Corrects brassiness, tones highlights and imparts luminescent brightness and shine. Repairs damaged hair and prevents moisture loss.

Gold Lust. For anyone with hair that has been damaged by time, styling or process. Rejuvenates hair so it appears more youthful and healthy. Adds healthy shine, provides intense nourishment and conditioning, reverses existing damage and reduces split ends. 

stop in to shop the oribe collection and discover the difference it can make. Buy any oribe product and receive complimentary oribe hair care samples!

July 29th: Boxing, Braids, & Brews

We're excited to announce we've partnered with two other businesses within East 54 here at Chapel Hill to bring you Boxing, Braids, & Brews!

Enjoy an afternoon here at East 54 on Sunday July 29th! We'll have games and a boxing demo from Title Boxing Club, braids of all kinds from the team at Citrine, and craft beer and beverages from Bottle Rev. Drop your name in for a raffle while you're there, we'll be giving away some great prizes.

We hope you can make it! RSVp below

Stylist Spotlight: The Savvy Smooth Professional



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.



Easy beach waves

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The American Wave

Looking to achieve effortless texture and perfect beach waves this summer? Look no further than our American Wave treatment, currently offered by Dana and Travis!

Photo Credit:; Arrojo Studios. NYC 


Instant Texture

American Waves are unique in that they can be fully customized to fit your individual length, hair type, and desired effect, ranging from the loosest of waves to the softest of curls. These waves are much gentler on the hair than traditional perms, so damaged hair won't be an issue. The service is even compatible with our Kerasilk keratin treatment for an extra smooth, glossy look to last during these hot summer months!


New Curl Care

Once you've gotten your beautiful waves set for the summer, be sure to take care of them with these tips:

Tip #1: Use a gentle, sulfate-free cleansing system suited specifically for curls, such as Bumble and Bumble Care Curl shampoo and conditioner.

Tip #2: Air drying is best, but if you need to blowdry, do so on a low setting with the help of Bumble and Bumble's Pre-Style Primer, which will refresh and nourish your hair before applying product.

Tip #3: To define your new texture and accentuate your curls, apply the Kerasilk Enhancing Curl Creme through either damp or dry hair. For a little more volume, use Bumble and Bumble's Curl Mousse as well, which will give lift on top of definition.


And that's it! Just one appointment and three easy steps to the perfect beachy hair of your dreams! Book with one of our stylists for your American Wave today!

Taking care of your hair this summer

Summertime in North Carolina is a beautiful thing- long days outdoors full of fun in the sun, lush greenery, and fresh local fruits and veggies.

But when it comes to your hair, summertime sunshine can be anything but beautiful.

Harmful UV rays, chlorine, and salt water can strip hair of melanin, resulting in the loss of color and overall health, leaving it dry, brittle, and brassy. Nobody wants that!

Fortunately, there are simple and easy steps you can take this summer, and year-round, to keep your hair and color as healthy as possible.

Below are some tips to help you protect your hair this summer season:

#1: The biggest mistake you can make is over-exposure to the sun. Whether you're out gardening in your yard or vacationing by the water, you should always wear a hat (or even a scarf) to cover up your hair as much as possible. 

Tip #2: Treat your hair like you would treat your skin! SPF and products with UV protection are essential and an absolute must when it comes to preventing sun damage. Many of the products we carry have effective sun-protecting qualities and ingredients. After a day in the sun, you'll notice your hair's color remains true and vibrant, without any coarse or frizzy texture.


Bumble and bumble carries an extensive collection of UV styling and leave in products. However, their Hairdresser's Invisible Oil line not only has UV protectants, but 6 natural lightweight oils to keep your hair soft, smooth, and protected this season. 



Tip 3 :Are you noticing your hair feels coarse, dry, and dirty during the summer? Is the time spent at the pool taking a toll on your hair's health and color? We are a proud carrier of the Malibu treatment- crafted to remove all build-up and damage your hair may receive from sun exposure and chlorine. 

At-home treatments can be done frequently and are a sure way to keep your tresses healthy. But a professional strength in-salon treatment will work wonders in prolonging your color or restoring strength to your hair. We offer a variety of Goldwell treatments suited specifically to protecting your color, preventing frizz in the humidity, or restoring damaged hair back to a healthy condition. 

Stylist Spotlight: The Balayage Queen



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.


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!



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!


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.


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!


Meet Darian, Our first junior stylist!


We're so excited to introduce you to our first Junior Stylist, Darian! Originally from Christianburg, Virginia, Darian took an interest in cosmetology and hair at a young age. Fortunately, her enthusiasm for the craft was able to be nurtured during her teenage years, as she completed a cosmetology program that was offered at her high school.

Upon graduating, Darian attended Randolph College. Though she pursued a degree in Psychology, her love for cosmetology continued as she would perform styles on her hair, as well as her friends.

After college Darian moved to Raleigh, NC, where she knew she wanted to join the team of a busy and dynamic hair salon. Just two months into her time in North Carolina, she applied to Citrine and gained a position as an Assistant. Soon after starting, our team saw great potential in Darian, offering her the opportunity to become our very first Apprentice and Junior Stylist. Now, the rest is history! 

So, we asked Darian what's the best part of working at Citrine and learning from our Master Stylists? "Their knowledge of so many different aspects of hair," she says, "and even though everyone is great at so many different things, it's been nice to see each stylist's special niche." She also says that everyone has been very helpful and welcoming. "They always make themselves available for any questions I have, even in the midst of their crazy schedules!" 

Her favorite technique that she's learned thus far? "Balayage. Chhalin's balyage's are works of art!"

Though she's been a member of our team for nearly one year, we're excited to see Darian's progress and continued growth as a stylist. "I'm looking forward to becoming more creative and helping clients feel beautiful from the inside out." 

Be sure to call or email us to schedule your future appointment with Darian!



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! 



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

Good News from Chapel Hill Magazine

Chapel Hill Magazine's Best Of Chapel Hill 2018 has commenced, and we're nominated again!

We're so excited to be nominated for Favorite Salon and Spa in Chapel Hill! It's an honor to be among the nominees for providing superior service to Chapel Hill- our team of 10 master stylists and aestheticians are proud to perform some of the most exceptional experiences in the Industry.

Show us your love by taking a quick moment to vote for us! Your vote decides who will be awarded, and it's up to our amazing and loyal clientele to let their voices be heard. We're so grateful for everyone who comes to Citrine. Click the button below to Chapel Hill Magazine's website to cast your vote! Polling ends April 5th.



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!