RIO Hair Studio, located in Tapestry Park just west of Jacksonville’s thriving St Johns Town Center,  is Jacksonville’s best hair studio. Home to many top hairstylists, Rio is headed by owner Misty Burbridge.  Misty’s philosophy that there is never enough to learn about how to cut, color and shape hair means that she is always on top of the current hair trends.

This Spring, Misty has been busy giving life to many a head of a hair at this studio. Using her skills as a Redken Certified Colorist, Misty can brighten your locks for that sun kissed look or turn you into a “Hot Red Head” for summer.

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More about Misty

Misty is a Jacksonville native who opened RIO Hair Studio in 1990 in the San Jose area with partner Shannon Hogg. She is now the sole owner of the salon. In addition to earning her Redken Color Certification, she is a Master Specialist.

Her personal style is trendy and funky. Misty and her husband, Clint, love to travel and visit with their extended family. She is a fitness expert who enjoys working out and showing others how to lead a healthy lifestyle as a yoga instructor. She lives at the beach and she is a longtime member of a Book Club.

Contact Misty Today

If you’ve got questions about your hair or you’re looking for a new summer look, book an appointment for a consultation with Misty or any of our hairsytlists today! Call Rio at 904-733-8495 or visit our website RioHairStudio.com.

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Long, wavy hair is always a great summer look and has been very popular so far this year. By adding highlights, we can add even more dimension and style to your haircut.

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Go for a lot of contrast or sombre for a more natural sun kissed look.

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Color Gloss: Revitalize, Tone & Change It Up!

Shades EQ Color Gloss

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This quick versatile service can change or enhance your look without compromising your hair and without long-term commitment.

 

1. Revitalize

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 Is your hair looking dull and faded? Then a color gloss is just what you need! All it takes is 20 minutes for Redken’s Shades EQ semi-permanent color to restore shine and vibrancy to your hair color. Do you like your current color but it’s just lacking shine? No problem, you have the option of a clear gloss which can help your color last longer and create dazzling shine.

For my clients who come in every 6 weeks to do a root touch up, I always refresh their ends with a color gloss so the color on the ends look just as new and vibrant as the fresh color at their roots.

2. Tone

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Has your blonde turned a little too yellow or are your highlights looking a little brassy? Not only does Shades EQ offer vibrant colors to refresh but they also offer delicate, light colors to tone blondes while conditioning at the same time!

Are you blonde but not crazy about the tone your hair is or want to try a different shade of blonde? Maybe you’ve always wanted to try strawberry blonde, or you want to be a cooler or even silvery blonde? The results are endless because your colorist can create custom tones just for you!

Another problem I have encountered behind the chair is someone who comes in who is entirely TOO blonde. I’m talking overly lightened almost white highlights. This can make your hair look dull, drab and honestly….DEAD. So to add some life back into her hair a delicate gold gloss came to her rescue. A lot of people are afraid of gold tones, but yellow reflects light better than any other hue. You just need the right gold.

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3. Quick Change

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If you’re craving a change but worried about the commitment of permanent color, a color gloss is the answer. Semi-permanent color gives you vibrant and lustrous results that gradually fade over time. You will not be left with an obvious grow-out line and if you decide to go with a different color next time it will not cause any issues for your colorist.

If grays are your issues but you’re not trying to go the route of permanent color, a color gloss can help blend the grays to make them less obvious. However, if full gray coverage is what you are seeking this service is not for you.

4. Modern Trends

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Redken’s Shades EQ color gloss is capable of so much including creating beautiful works of hair art! Some of the latest color trends involve blurring colors together and having a deeper base color to create depth and contrast. Depending on your starting point your colorist may have to take some steps to get your hair to the necessary level to be able to do these techniques.image1.PNG

BIC_Isa_454x555The above photo is an example of the blur technique. It is a technique where two or more colors are blurred together to create a transition between the two. In this look a blush color and a “peachy” pink color are blurred together with a platinum blonde base color.

The photo to the left is an example of the blur technique using “champagne” and beige tones. This look is a lot more natural and blended but it is the same idea where two tones are blurred together to create a smooth transition.

Another modern look is the shadowed base. Doing this makes blonde hair look like it has more depth and makes hair look more abundant. After a blonding services your colorist can apply this base color while toning the lengths of your hair and blur the two together. This technique is demonstrated in the photo to the right created by Rio hair stylist Laura Carmichael.

The possibilities are endless with Shades EQ! To schedule a consultation with one of our skilled colorists call us at 904-733-8495 or visit us at www.RioHairStudio.com!

 

Written By: Jess Wilkins – Stylist @ Rio Hair Studio

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Summer Hair Obsessions!

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As we kick off these summer months, Rio is also kicking off our “Protect Your Hair from Summer Air” promotion. We have everything you need to keep your hair looking and feeling its best.

Summer in Florida is beaches, pools, cookouts, parties, boats and everything else under the sun. But what many people don’t realize is how taxing these activities can be on your hair. A lot of my clients complain about dryness, breakage, premature color fading and poufy, unmanageable hair. Well we have the solution to your issues as well as some tips for having fun during the summer without sacrificing the health of your hair.

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When summer rolls around so does the need to be blonde! Its no secret that blonde is definitely the IT color for summer in Florida. But, it does take work to make sure your blonde stays beautiful and your hair stays intact, especially if you weren’t born with those golden locks. But lucky for you there is a hair care line made specially for you!

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Redken’s Blonde Idol consists of a color-safe, sulfate free shampoo, a tone perfecting treatment (it comes in cool and warm depending on what tone your blonde is) and a spray leave in conditioner. All together this regimen will make sure your blonde stays balanced, beautiful and bright!

Blonde Tip: When going in the pool, try not to get your hair wet. But, if you’re going to anyway, rinse your hair and apply conditioner to it combing it through to coat all of your hair before getting in the water. This will create a barrier and prevent your hair from soaking up the pool water. Afterward, rinse it out.

When the Problem is Breakage

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Tight ponytails, summer wind, buns, sun, pools: all cause breakage! If you’re noticing your ends just popping off or now you have little hairs around your hairline that you swore weren’t there before, then you need to get on board with Redken Extreme ASAP! The Extreme line is protein enriched to replenish your hair and help strengthen it to fight against split ends. When your hair is exposed to the elements the proteins that hold it all together get weakened. Giving your hair a dose of protein every so often will help and you will notice a difference after just a few applications. I use the Extreme line on myself and I am hooked! I flat iron my hair often and it has never been as healthy and shiny as it is now.

Pro Tip: Getting haircuts regularly during the summer is crucial. Think every 8 weeks for a trim. Also, using a protein rich mask once a week will help prevent more breakage  and ends splitting higher up the hair shaft.

Frizzy Hair, DO Care!

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Do you need to get your mane under control? Look no further than Redken’s Frizz Dismiss. They have created what is know as FPF or Frizz Protection Factor. Your factor depends on the texture and density of your hair. It ranges from 10-40! The sulfate-free shampoo is safe for color treated hair and the ultra thick conditioner creates a barrier between your hair and the humid Florida air. Honestly, this product line is a gift from heaven. The FPF 20 Smooth Force spray is a lightweight, smoothing lotion spray that is a great on the go product to have all summer long.

Pro Tip: When fighting frizz, make sure your hair is sufficiently moisturized. Dry hair will pull moisture from the air causing it to swell and become unruly. Try a moisturizing mask or spray in conditioner.

So Come In to Take Advantage of Our Deals on Summer Hair Care!

Buy Blonde Idol Shampoo and Custom Tone Treatment Get BBB Spray FREE

Buy Extreme Shampoo and Conditioner Get Anti-Snap FREE

Buy Frizz Dismiss Shampoo and Conditioner Get Smooth Force Spray FREE

This promotion is going on now through July so don’t miss out.

If you have any questions regarding your hair or if you’re looking for a summer change book an appointment for a consultation today! Call Rio at 904-733-8495 or visit our website www.RioHairStudio.com!

 

Written by: Jess Wilkins – Stylist Rio Hair Studio

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Balayage: A Hair Painting Revolution

Get that sun-kissed look just in time for Summer!

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You may have been seeing the word “balayage” a lot lately when scrolling through hair pictures on Pinterest and Instagram. It has been taking the salon industry by storm. But what is it exactly? Balayage is a technique for highlighting in which dye or lightener is painted on the hair in such a way as to create a graduated, natural-looking effect. Celebrities like Sarah Jessica Parker, Jessica Biel, Miranda Kerr and Lauren Conrad have been seen sporting this look. It’s great because since it is a very natural look, it lowers the amount of maintenance required to keep it looking good. If you decide to add a few lighter pieces to your natural color, you only need to come in every 8-10 weeks to get a refresh and/or toner (if you and your stylist decide to dye over your natural color, you will have to come in every 6 weeks for a retouch on your new growth).

Another great thing about balayage is, it looks great no matter how light you get the highlights. So this makes transitioning from very dark hair to a lighter look a lot more laid back. A big misconception is that unless you get the hair very blonde, you will leave the salon with orange hair. My dear sweet readers, that is what toner is for! It is the holy grail of any lightening service. So, after a few sessions with your stylist, you too can have those beautiful blonde highlights that are blended and graduated without compromising the integrity of your hair and without having an entire head of a color that you aren’t crazy about.

What to do before and after your balayage experience

(These rules really go for any color service you’re thinking about getting.)

Before your appointment:

1. Gather some photos of what you ultimately would like. Having a visual will help you and your stylist get on the same page. Your idea of honey colored highlights might not be the same as theirs!

2. Stop dying your hair, preferably months before. Any artificial color on your hair will slow down the lightening process and can lead to uneven lifting.

After your appointment:

1. Shampoo with a sulfate-free shampoo like Redken’s Color Extend Magnetics. Sulfates will fade your color faster. Condition with a hydrating and pH-balanced conditioner made for hair that has been lightened like Pureology’s Perfect 4 Platinum Conditioner.

2. Use a heat protectant before blow drying, flat ironing or curling. The heat can not only damage your hair (especially lightened hair) but it can also fade or brown-out color faster.

3. Use a moisturizing mask once a week. I love Redken’s Blonde Idol Mask.

 

Schedule Your Appointment

Call us @ 904-733-8495 to schedule an appointment today for a consultation to decide if balayage is right for you. In the mean time here are some photos of beautifully balayaged hair done by our talented team of artists to hold you over:

 

 

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Written by: Jess Wilkins, Stylist @ Rio Hair Studio

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Calling All Blondes!

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Exciting Things Are Happening!

With 2015 in full swing there are so many new and exciting things happening at Rio!

We officially have Redken’s brand-spankin’-new Blonde Idol color line. The line includes high-lift conditioning hair color, a blue oil lightening system and the base breakers. What this means for you is lighter, brighter blondes without the brassiness and without the damage! Each product in this line is ultra conditioning so your hair is not left dry and lifeless but bright, lustrous and healthy.

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“Sombre”, balayage, high lights and all over blonde will never go out of style.

All over Instagram and Pinterest are pictures of beautifully lightened, perfectly blended blondes. People, especially those of us with naturally darker hair, think it’s impossible to have that hair on their heads. That is, while having hair still attached to their head! This color line makes it possible. Now, don’t get me wrong, if you have jet black hair, don’t think you’ll be a platinum blonde just like that! But you can gradually become lighter and brighter without the dreaded brassy orange monster showing it’s ugly face all over your head.

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We have the technology!

Each product in this line includes new technology that include: cationic polymers designed to smooth the hair fibers, violet leaf extract to condition and optimize the health of the hair and ceramides that repair and seal the hair to protect the color.

What this means for you is the beautiful lasting blonde you want without the dryness other methods can cause. Also, with haircolor that lifts and tones at the same time and a base breaker that only takes 10 minutes to process you won’t feel like you’ve spent an eternity in the salon.

Check out these results!!:

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The above photos were done by Laura Carmichael. She utilized the High Lift Conditioning Cream Color for these beautiful, dimensional blondes!

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The above photo is by Sami Skinner. She utilized the High Lift Conditioning Cream Color for its amazing lift and toning abilities.

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The above photos are by Jess Wilkins. For the photo on the left she utilized the High Lift Conditioning Cream Color as well as the Base Breaker. For the photo on the right she utilized the Blue Oil Lightening System to quickly lighten the hair to the lightest blonde possible (although the final color was done with Redken’s Chromatics Ammonia free permanent color).

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Are you ready to be an IDOL?

Call us to book an appointment with one of our artists @ 904-733-8495!

 

Written by: Jess Wilkins – Stylist Rio Hair Studio

 

Olaplex: Blonde Insurance

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Olaplex is a brand new product developed by chemists that adds insurance to blonding and coloring your hair. Now there is no need to fear damaging effects to your hair because Olaplex is formulated to protect the hair and make it stronger during and after your color service.

Dr. Eric Pressly and Dr. Craig Hawker have invented a single ingredient product, free of silicone and oils, that virtually negates damage from chemical, thermal, and mechanical stress. Olaplex reconnects broken disulfide sulfur bonds and prevents the hair from damage by building it stronger and preventing the formation of sulfate groups on the hair. It is a single chain of reactive carbon, nitrogen, oxygen, and sulfur. This means its free of silicones, oils, aldehydes, parabens, and gluten.

Olapex allows your color to be brighter and more vibrant while keeping the integrity of your hair. But it’s not just for blondes, by maintaining the integrity deeper colors will remain richer longer.  In fact it makes your hair softer, shinier, and easier to manage with less frizz for weeks!

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Olaplex is a two step process added to your color service. Bond Multiplier No.1 will be added to the formula while Bond Perfector No.2 is applied to the hair directly before the shampoo. For more information ask your stylist during your next consultation to see if Olaplex is right for you.

 

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