What’s New at Rio: Curls 101

 Rio Welcomed Gaby Miley from Redken!

 

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Last week we were happy to welcome Gaby Miley, Redken Educator and Curl Expert. We were so excited to work with her and learn the latest techniques as well as some tips and tricks to provide the best possible experience for our curly haired guests. We learned so much and can’t wait to put our new knowledge to work!

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We learned some great cutting techniques designed to work with the curls. We realize that our clients with wavy and curvy hair like to have the ability to have a “dual identity” and wear their hair smooth or natural so her step-cutting technique allows just that! For curly and springy hair we learned ways to remove bulk and blend the dreaded “puppy ears” (curly haired readers know exactly what I am talking about!)

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Here’s one of our beautiful models Erika! We put our diffusing skills to the test and learned some very useful information about Redken’s Curvaceous line and proper diffuser technique.

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Gaby was one of the best educators I’ve had the pleasure of working with. She has such a wonderful personality and her teaching abilities are amazing.

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For those not familiar with Redken’s Curvaceous Line it includes the following:

Sulfate-Free Cream Shampoo

Leave-In or Rinse-Out Conditioner

Ringlet Perfecting Lotion

Full Swirl Cream-Serum

Wind Up Reactivating Spray

Curl Dive Nourishing Mask

Wave Ahead Texturizing Mousse

With all of these products in our arsenal we can custom make a care and styling plan specifically for your curls. There is definitely something for everybody. Consult with your stylist about proper usage and what steps you need to take to achieve those beautiful bouncy curls or textured undone waves!

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We really appreciate everything Gaby brought to us. The education she has given us is truly a gift. Our team is unstoppable! Come in and consult with one of our stylists to get your curls under control and ready for the summer!

Make your appointment today by calling 904-733-8495 or visiting RioHairStudio.com!

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Photos courtesy of Laura Carmichael

Written By: Jess Wilkins – Stylist Rio Hair Studio

What’s Your Prom Look?

Romantic, Bohemian, Rock & Roll, Polished? Here are some of my favorite looks for Prom 2015.

It’s that time again! Prom season is coming and we’re so excited to be curling, braiding and pinning again! I love letting my creativity flow and prom hair is all about being creative, functional and inspired. I have been scouring the internet for ideas and a few pictures really have me feeling that prom fever….

1. The good ol’ fashioned blow out

You can’t go wrong with big beautiful hair. The only downside is you might get a little hot if you’re going to be dancing. Just keep that in mind.

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2. The braided up-do

This look has a playful romance to it. Definitely a favorite.

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3. Messy French twist

This look has a very relaxed feel. Perfect for a laid back girl.

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4. Glam Curls

Smooth, soft and shiny curls or waves give you that instant glam look. Pair it will a soft smoky eye and bold lips and you’re sure to turn some heads.

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5. Braided half-up

If you want to show off your long pretty hair but don’t want to have to deal with it being in your face this look is for you!

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6. Mohawk braid

For the edgy, funky girl who wants her wild side to show while looking fan-freakin-tastic.

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7. The Romantic faux-bob (or real bob for girls with short hair)

This look keeps the hair off of your shoulders but has a soft, delicate romance about it. I love this look!

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Writing this post has really made me realize how prom hair has changed since I went to prom and I’ll definitely say it has changed for the better!! Have fun out there girls and be sure to stay safe!

 

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Written by Jess Wilkins

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Pureology Curl Complete

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We are excited to announce the much anticipated arrival of Purology’s new Curl Complete Line

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Curl Complete Shampoo provides a Sulfate free way to revive your curl.

This shampoo is best for all curly hair types, from beach girl waves to curly Q’s. This shampoo will not only keep your color fresh and hair clean, but it will also give you beautiful curls for three days.

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Curl Complete Conditioner nourishes your natural curls.

This conditioner detangles and locks in moisture. It will be your curl remedy for humidity or dry weather.

Frizzy curls? Don’t fret, with Curl Complete Conditioner your curls will stay feeling soft and voluptuous all day.

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Moisture Melt Masque infuses your curls with the moisture that it craves.

It only takes 5 minutes to completely moisturize and define your once lifeless curls.  This takes at-home hair masques to a whole new level

Never go curl hungry again with this deep conditioning hair saver.

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Put your frizz to rest with with glorious new curl taming butter.  This leave-in cream is the perfect diagnosis to your unruly curls.

With this Curl Complete butter your curls will remain manageable without taking away from your beautiful rounded ringlets.

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 Curl Extend Primer and Extender

Do you want a bouncy ringlets without the heaviness of products weighing them down? Well Pureology’s new Curl Extend Treatment is the answer to all of your curly needs.

Relevant for all hair types, this product can nourish your hair and diminish frizz without having to even get it wet!

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If you have limp, lifeless curls this hydrating curl treatment is what your hair has been searching for.

paired with coconut oil, this leave-in Curl Complete product will keep your curls feeling soft, shiny, and full of life.

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 Pureology has listened to your curly-Q needs and has designed the perfect solution to fight your once frizzy life-less curls.  Whether you have loose waves or kinky ringlets Curl Complete will revive your naturally beautiful hair.

Pureology Curl Complete is now available at Rio Hair Studio and has received nothing but positive feedback.