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From Laverne Cox to Rose Byrne to Kim Kardashian, The Lob, short for long bob, continues to dominate the celebrity hair trend for 2016.
According to Drea Richard Baldini, owner of Andre Richard Salon in Philadelphia, this versatile style is popular choice among customers. “Everyone loves [the lob] because it can be swept up in knot, or worn sleek,” she said. “All hair types and styles can wear it beautifully.” But, be sure to hone in on the kind of lob that works best for you before going under the shears. “Make sure you bring a picture of what you want so your stylist knows exactly what you are looking for,” Baldini said. “Sometimes a client uses different terminology and the result can be disastrous.”
Summer Fun Wreaking Havoc on Your Hair?
These FREE Pro Tips from Andre Richard Salon in Philadelphia will bring some much needed relief as we enter into the dog days of summer 2016.
According to Vogue Magazine, the Boho Beachy look is going strong for summer. Celebs like Stella Maxwell and Olivia Palermo rock this look:http://bit.ly/29YyDCz
PRO TIP: Here’s how you can get that same look: Wash and condition hair. Then braid it wet. Thick braids for loose waves. Smaller braids for tighter beachy look. When you wake up in the morning, you will be summer ready!
No more towels. Wrap hair in a worn-in-tee.
PRO TIP: Let’s face it, frizz is here to stay through Labor Day. Find your most natural curl pattern by NOT towel drying your hair with a traditional bath towel. The fibers grab at your hair and cause frizz.
PRO TIP: Wash and condition hair as you normally would. Wrap it in a worn tee shirt. This type of cloth does not have tight knitting. When hair begins to dry shake it out with your fingers. This will greatly reduce frizz levels.
Give your locks some TLC. Hot showers, tight ponytails, these can damage your hair.
PRO TIP: We’ve said it before and we will say it again! Cold rinse finish. A hot shower can damage your locks. Seal cuticles by rinsing with cold water.
Also, skip the brush for a few days. Comb your hair with your fingers using a bit of conditioner, something you already have in the house. We also recommend softer ponytails. We tend to pull our hair up off our necks in the summer. But a super-tight pony could promote damage to your hair.
How does one choose the best hair color idea? Are you a college student in freshman year and can get away with pink and blue ombré or are you starting a conservative role at a financial institute and not a sign of fashion colors anywhere in that office? There are so many trendy hair color combinations and techniques (balayage and free hand hair painting are going nowhere).
Using different color pallettes one can walk-in to a salon with one hair color that was a gorgeous cool balayage and leave with a gorgeous deep red balayage. Sometimes with just a single process. The sky really is the limit.
Good Housekeeping has some cool ideas that target lots of areas. From Philadelphia student to Philadelphia CEO we have you covered!
34 Hair Color Trends You Need to Know This Summer
Win a Full Makeover!
Remaining the best hair salon in Philadelphia requires action, so Rachid - Master Stylist and Artistic Director will be hosting a workshop for the team to demonstrate how to create total makeover looks for our clients.
- Rachid-Artistic Director and Master Stylist will be hosting a class to show us what he covered at training in France.
- The team will demonstrate finding the right look for the client based on their face shape, skin tones and lifestyle.
- Many techniques will be used in combination to achieve the looks.
- The models will walk out a different person!
- The class will be a total makeover with hair and makeup on 3 models.
- We will then do a full photo shoot and have great pictures for stylists portfolios and each model will receive professional pictures.
- Models will bring black evening wear for pictures.
- Class starts at 9am prompt on June 15th.
Are you ready to become an ARS hair model?
Our stylists are trained to the very highest standards of hair education. Whatever the level of experience, every stylist receives on-going education throughout their careers at ARS, allowing our clients to relax safe in the knowledge they are in the hands of experts.
Our teams skills are constantly being updated to keep them ahead of the latest trends and innovations. We continually develop our stylists, which we believe creates happy, motivated, passionate stylists.
Currently, we are on the forefront of educating our stylists with the latest innovations and trends in men's cuts, women's cuts, Keratin treatments, coloring services, such as balayage, blonding, ombre and single process color. We are looking for hair models who are interested in receiving our services at a very low-cost!
Models should be willing to make a change in their hairstyle and not expecting “just a little trim.” Must be 18+.
TO APPLY: Please fill out our Model Form and submit or email a picture of your hair, unstyled and in natural lighting - firstname.lastname@example.org.
Some of our previous in-house education classes:
Education Is Our Key To Remaining The Best!
Just as the name suggests - it's ombre, but softer (or more subtle).
Lots of celebrities have ditched the obvious ombre, and have opted for a grown out summer color, a subtle graduation from roots to ends, a change that is so small but it still makes a big difference.
The color gradually fades from top to bottom, much like a little kid's long hair gets those gorgeous, naturally lighter ends in the summer. It's a look that seems more refined and extremely easy to keep up with.
In recent summers, mane trends dictated that women had to brave the humidity in wavy, below-the-shoulder hair. The only stylish relief was a fishtail braid.
This year, inspired by celebs from Miley Cyrus to Anne Hathaway and Michelle Williams to Rihanna, women are getting much more severe chops. And they're liking it.
"Short hair is soooo feminine this year," said André Richard Baldini, owner of André Richard Salon in Center City.
"It's not new that women cut their hair in warmer weather, but this year, I have a feeling the Gatsby movie is encouraging them," he added, referring to the bob, a popular Roaring Twenties flapper look.
Baldini and his 12-person styling crew have been giving clients shorter looks since late winter, when supermodel Karlie Kloss inspired a slew of Tweeters, Instagrammers and Pinteresters to try a nape-of-the-neck shag featuring a bit of bang.
Experts predicted Kloss' do was going to be the coif of the year. And while "the chop" - as it was deemed by Vogue magazine - was pretty hot, it wasn't the only cropped look making heads turn this year.
Spiky styles, like Cyrus', are high on the fantabulous meter, as are inverted asymmetrical bobs like actress Chelsea Kane's.
One woman who committed to a drastic cut is 18-year-old high school senior Sarah Smith.
For two years, Smith, of Springfield Township, Montgomery County, wore glam Beyoncé-like hair straightened with a product that acted like a relaxer but didn't have any chemicals, she said one recent Saturday afternoon.
"I used to want to get rid of my curls," Smith said. When dripping wet, her hair reached down her back and revealed two textures - wavy loose curls from the scalp to mid-ear. The rest was bone-straight and limp.
"Now, I just want my curl back."
Stylist Eric Nowacki knew just what to do. He was thinking a beat-the-heat lob, but he wasn't sure how short Smith was going to let him go. read more
The forecasts are in and Andre has made his predictions for the upcoming spring season trends.
Blondes are all over the radar this season and it’s not just the ladies
who are getting in on this hot look. Andre Richard Salon offers popular
‘guy-lights’ for the men out there who are looking to lighten up a
little bit. The ‘guy-light’ gives gentlemen a natural lightened look.
Girls and guys alike are sporting the blonde bombshell look this season
and it’s the perfect way to lighten up for the spring.
has been around for a while but Andre is predicting a re-vamp in the
popular style. Here at the salon we are offering a partial Ombre
treatment that minimizes the time spent in the salon chair as well as
the cost to you! Celebs like Jessica Biel love the partial Ombre. It’s
simple, natural, and a great twist on an already beautiful look.
Another trend on the horizon has been named “The Karlie” and deemed the
Haircut of the Moment. The cut is named after super model Karlie Kloss
who can be seen sporting a bob with a fierce bang. The bang gives the
traditional bob a whole new dimension and we are loving it. Check out
this video http://bit.ly/VWo6Ko of Andre doing a Karlie cut featured on Fox 29.
Book your appointment at the Best Hair Salon in Philadelphia today to try out any of these fabulous spring trends.
On February 28 Andre Richard Salon held Blonde Ambition, a day-long
blonde-a-thon where clients got 20% off lightening services. The day
concluded with a Media Cocktail Party hosted in-part by Philly FABB www.phillyfabb.com. Guest enjoyed award-winning Xochitl www.xochitlphilly.com
guacamole, a specialty cocktail called the Blonde Baldini, and they
also got blonded with a clip-in extension. During Blonde Ambition we had
the pleasure of meeting Kim Blacklock, an actress in the new movie
Power of Few, and styling her for her premiere party. Thank you to
everyone who came out and supported Andre Richard Salon at this exciting