Creating Layers and Movement on Asian Hair

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Razor cuts are either celebrated or feared. Those who love them have had stylists who understand the razor as a means for great-looking hair. Those who hate them have had stylists who display poor judgment, overusing the razor or incorrectly applying it to hair texture that is better suited for scissors.  My client’s hair is pretty thick and flat, so for the ultimate hair experience I used the straight razor. Its extra-sharp blade creates soft lines with precision.  The result is volume, movement and plain old sexy hair 🙂   To book an appointment call the Orlo Salon at 212-242-3266, or email: Orlosalon@icloud.com. And stay […]

Hair Painting for the Woman who Loves the Beach

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Today I want to share the story of a young, beautiful, mixed race girl who grew up in Florida, now living in NYC and enjoying life in the city. Since she moved here, her sense of style has evolved. When she walked into the salon, I could see how beautiful she was and her gorgeous hair. She has Korean and German heritage, with rich color and a great skin tone. The one thing she misses from Florida is the year-round beach life: “My hair would always get lighter with the year-round sun and salt”. We agreed that a lighter highlight […]

Making a Warm Blond Cool Again

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In the past, my client was used to having her hair highlighted with foils. Because her natural base color is not very dark, I thought this would the perfect opportunity to balayage her highlights.  I asked what blond tones she preferred when having her hair colored. We both agreed that more cool tones would be ideal since she already had so much gold in her hair and it was not particularly complimentary to her skin tone. As a basic rule, if a woman has a lot of red in her skin tone, we add cooler tones to her blond, and visa versa. […]