Welcome to the most wonderful time of the year, where joy and beauty collide! As we embrace the holiday season and bid farewell to another incredible year, it's time to start thinking about finding the perfect gifts for your loved ones.
Whether you're looking to treat a friend, family member, or even yourself, our 2023 gift guide is here to inspire and delight. At Salon 955, we understand that the gift of self-care and beauty is always in style, and our carefully curated selection of luxurious products and pampering experiences is sure to make this holiday season truly special. Get ready to discover a world of indulgence and sophistication as we present our top picks for the most fabulous gifts of the year.
Pureology Gift Sets
Holiday gift sets are a great way to gift a full regimen in one beautiful, curated box. And this year’s sets do not disappoint. Pureology's full-size sets come in five different formulas – so you’ll be sure to find something for anyone on your list – and the whimsical,...more
Gratitude, often described as a warm feeling of thankfulness toward the world or specific individuals, has always been a powerful tool for mindfulness and self-care. It’s the conscious act of recognizing the good - be it in tangible blessings or intangible experiences, fostering a culture of appreciation within oneself and towards others. Integrating gratitude into our daily routines can shift the way we perceive and interact with our environment, offering a refreshing perspective that is both nurturing and healing.
Imagine a typical day at the salon; it’s a haven where self-care is encouraged and actively celebrated. At Salon 955, gratitude is intertwined with the very services we offer as we encourage our guests to embrace a moment of reflection amidst their pampering. It’s in the deep breaths taken during a relaxing shampoo or the lively, often personal conversation that...more
As the leaves change color and the air becomes crisp, it's evident that fall has arrived. Along with cozy sweaters and pumpkin spice lattes, the fall season brings unique challenges and opportunities for your hair. The fluctuating temperatures, humidity, and seasonal activities can all affect the health and appearance of your locks. But fear not, we've got you covered with some hot hair tips to ensure your mane looks fabulous throughout the fall season. Whether you're trick-or-treating or enjoying autumn festivities, these tips will keep your hair looking treat-worthy.
Hydration is Key
As the weather cools down, your hair may become more prone to dryness and breakage. To combat this, make sure you're drinking plenty of water and using a hydrating shampoo and conditioner. Salon 955 recommends the...more
As the leaves begin to change and the air turns crisper, it's not just your wardrobe that deserves a seasonal update (can you say "sweater weather"?) Fall is the perfect time to experiment with new hairstyles and colors that complement the cozy vibes of the season. In 2023, we're seeing some exciting hair trends at Salon 955 that are sure to elevate your autumn look. From warm and vibrant hues to unique textures and styles, let's dive into the top fall hair trends for 2023.
Rich Autumnal Hues
This fall, hair color trends are all about embracing the warm and earthy tones of the season. Think deep reds, fiery oranges, and rich browns reminiscent of falling leaves. Copper, cinnamon, and auburn shades are going to be particularly...more
As the end of summer approaches, many of us find ourselves dealing with hair that has been exposed to sun, saltwater, chlorine, and humidity. All these elements can take a toll on our locks, leaving them dry, damaged, and lifeless. However, don't fret! With a little extra care and the right tips, you can revive your end-of-summer hair and restore its natural shine and vitality.
Trim Away the Damage
The first step in reviving your hair is to get rid of the damaged ends. Frequent exposure to the sun and other environmental factors can cause split ends and breakage. A hair cut will not only remove the damaged parts but also encourage healthier hair growth. Your Salon 955 stylist will discuss the length you're comfortable with, and take care of the rest.
Deep Conditioning Treatment
Deep conditioning is a must for end-of-summer hair revival. Enjoy an in-salon treatment such as Pureology's...more
When it comes to sun protection, most of us diligently apply sunscreen to shield our skin from harmful UV rays. But have you ever considered the effects of the sun on your hair and scalp? Just like our skin, our hair and scalp can also suffer damage from prolonged exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation. So what exactly are the benefits of UV protection for hair and scalp? Let's get into it. ☀️
Prevents Hair Color Fading:
If you've ever experienced your hair color fading or turning brassy after sun exposure, UV rays may be the culprit. Prolonged sun exposure can break down the hair's pigment molecules, leading to color fading. UV protection products, such as Redken's One United All- In- One Multi Benefit Treatment are formulated with UV filters,...more
Bonding technology is a revolutionary approach to protecting and preserving the integrity of hair, especially after it has been lightened or chemically treated. When hair is lightened, the process breaks down the protein structure, known as keratin, within the hair strands, resulting in weakened and fragile hair. This can lead to various issues such as dryness, brittleness, and increased susceptibility to damage.
Bonding technology, often referred to as bond builders or bond enhancers, works by reinforcing and rebuilding these weakened bonds in the hair. It typically involves the use of specially formulated products that contain ingredients designed to penetrate the hair shaft and strengthen the broken protein bonds. These products usually work in two main ways:
Bond Multiplication: Bond builders contain active ingredients that help multiply and recreate the broken bonds in the hair. One of the most commonly used ingredients is a...more
Get the custom color that is uniquely you.
One of the best ways to change up your hair color is to invest in highlights. Think about it: you don’t have to deal with the commitment that comes with a full head of new, permanent color; and the maintenance can be so much easier. There is no better way to get a lived-in, sun-kissed look!
Of course, highlights can be executed in a myriad of ways, and if you’ve done any research or scanned Instagram looking for inspiration pictures, you’ve probably seen the phrases “foil highlights, balayage, foilayage, ombré and hand painted." With so many types of highlights out there - its impossible to figure them out on your own.
Enter the professionals at Salon 955 and our new "Custom Highlight Package." We want to take the guesswork out of your next highlight appointment, while customizing a look that may require several different techniques. Custom highlights are our specialty here at Salon 955, and instead of having a confusing, extensive color menu with varying prices that frankly don't make any sense, we offer a beautiful experience that will...
How Heat Can Damage Hair - And How to Minimize the Effects
- Hot tools like blow dryers, curling irons, and flat irons can all contribute to heat damage. When heat is applied to hair, it strips some of the natural oils from the hair and causes the water to evaporate. This changes the hair structure and can leave the cuticle open. When the cuticle is raised, it can lead to tangled hair and split ends. So how can we protect our hair from heat damage?
Prepping the hair.
- Before blow drying, prep the hair with a blow dry cream or spray that has heat protection. Redken’s Quick Blowout spray has heat protection up to 450° and helps speed up blow dry time. Before using a hot tool like a flat iron or curling iron, prep the hair with a heat protectant like Redken’s Thermal Spray (previously known as Iron Shape). It has a low-hold spray that protects the hair up to 450°.
Check the temperature.
- Our ovens cook food at 350°. Why would we want...