Watch Redken Artist and Rio’s own Laura Carmichael demonstrate Redken’s new Heatcure Professional Restoration Service.

Redken Artist and stylist at Rio Hair Studio Laura Carmichael introduces us to Redken’s newest hair repair treatment called Heatcure.

In the video you can see the difference Heatcure makes in Hillary’s hair – the texture of her hair becomes smooth, it’s visibly softer and even brightens the color.

This revolutionary, new treatment is six years in the making. Heatcure comes with four components – formula, heat resistant carbon comb, specially designed heating element and take home treatment featuring a self heating restorative mask.

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Redken’s new Heatcure hair restoration treatment is now available at Rio Hair Studio.

Using slow melting waxes and utilizing cationic conditioners that will smooth the cuticle, Heatcure gives us total hair restoration that lasts up to ten washes. Use the take home mask to continue care between appointments.

Call Rio at 904.733.8495 to add this affordable, 15 minute service to your appointment today.

What do you do when you get home?

Redken’s Heatcure self-heating mask is part of the service; it will extend the care you’ve already shown your hair in between visits to the studio. Just remember to “Peel. Heat. Treat.” If you would like more details, check out Redken’s How To here.

We hope you’re as excited as we are about this revolutionary new product!  This service is available to add to any of your regular appointments at our studio located at 9823 Tapestry Park Circle, Suite 8 in Jacksonville, Florida.

Have questions? You can find Laura on Facebook and also be sure to check out all of her amazing work on her Instagram!

Book an appointment with one of Rio Hair Studio’s hairstylists today! Call Rio at 904-733-8495 or book online here.

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Hair Transformations 2015

Spring Cleaning!

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I’m talking about makeovers! Spring is in the hair and if you’ve been going back and forth on whether or not to try a new look, I say go for it! We all know that when we have a bad hair day or if we’re not particularly thrilled about the current look we have, it has a negative impact on our confidence and self esteem. A makeover can be a great way to become more open minded and discover new things about yourself too! Big changes like going from blonde to brunette or long to short as well as small changes like the addition of a side swept fringe or a few highlights around the face can make a world of a difference. So get out of your comfort zone and let the magic happen. The road to self discovery is a long one, why not look beautiful on the way there?

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How do you find the right look for you? How do you know what shade of red to go for or whether or not you can “pull off” the copper highlights or textured bob you saw online? Consulting with your stylist is a very crucial step to any makeover. It helps us determine what styles are realistic for your lifestyle, what colors work with your skin tone, the steps we must take to get you from point A to point B and so forth. Coming into the appointment with images of colors or hairstyles you like (even if you only like a part of a certain look) helps immensely. It makes sure you are both on the same page. After consulting, your stylist will give you their professional suggestions. I like to refer to it as creating a road map. Things we take into consideration are: facial shape, head shape, skin tone, skin undertone, eye color, etc. A thorough consultation can be the difference between a look to love and a look to lose.

gallery-1426689938-gty-christina-aguilera-150318We have been seeing a lot of celebrity hair transformations lately. Kim Kardashian’s famous leap to the blonde side and more recently, Christina Aguilera’s switch from blonde bombshell to sultry brunette have been all over social media lately. Such a drastic color change is bound to turn some heads. If you’re looking to flip the script this is the answer.

gallery-1426702215-gty-hilary-duff-150318Popping up everywhere are the bold, fun, vibrant colors. Katy Perry, Nicole Richie, Kelly Osbourne, Kylie Jenner and now Hilary Duff have all been sporting the bright fashion colors that we all can’t stop looking at. I know it’s not plausible for all of us to go head first and dye all of our hair unnatural colors but if you’re a little curious there are more temporary options to test the waters. Redken’s Color Rebel Hair Makeup makes it possible to paint a little bit (or a lot of bit) of funky color onto your hair. Available in violet, red, coral, pink and gold, it rinses out after two shampoos. Another option is extensions. You can purchase individual wefts of colorful hair to add into your hairdo for those days you are really needing some excitement.

mel1A big change can be a hard pill to swallow but, after taking that leap of faith and seeing yourself in a completely different way, it can be a very fulfilling experience. Going from hair down to your waist to hair above your shoulders sounds terrifying and panic-attack-inducing but you’d be surprised. When you get a truly flattering haircut, it will make all of your best features come alive. Right now the “Lob” is gaining mass popularity. It’s a wonderful compromise when you’re wanting to try a short-er cut without going in full force.

mel2However if you think you’re ready, go for it. Chop it off! We have been seeing some amazing short cuts in the recent months and if you want a fierce look this is definitely your ticket.

All over color changes are some of the most fun appointments for the stylist but the most stressful for the client. But just like a good haircut can bring out your best features, good color makes everything POP! Your eyes can look bigger and brighter and your skin can look more radiant from a color that compliments you perfectly. I love creating new looks for clients and giving them what they need to feel confident and discover new positive attitudes they may not have had about themselves before.jess2

 

But just like big changes, small changes (adding a few highlights around the face or adding a side swept fringe) can create a whole new look. Plus, these services tend to be quick, easy and generally less expensive. Spring time always bringsmegan3 the need to have a lighter and brighter style. Women often come in thinking they need a full head of highlights to achieve it when in actuality they would look much better with just a few highlights. This can take a boring one dimensional color to a whole other level. It gives you that sun kissed look that is very natural and soft but it also gives you that change that you have been dying for. A color gloss is another easy way to add a little something to your look. They are semi permanent and can add just a little boost of tone and shine. The color gradually fades, taking away the commitment permanent color requires.

fran1Lastly, we can’t forget about the guys. The male grooming industry has seen a sudden boom in the past few years. Men are becoming more and more interested in not only getting a haircut but getting a look. I tell my male clients, when you sit in my hair I am not just cutting your hair, I am taking your personal style and creating a look that portrays it. It’s becoming a lot more than “#2 on the sides and finger length on top”. Men are becoming more daring and more expressive and I love it! Guys, don’t be afraid to leave the haircut you’ve had for the past 10 years at the door when you come in because I guarantee when you leave you will feel more confident than ever.

So, if you’re still wondering if you should dye your hair or cut it all off or if you have been feeling the urge for change, there’s no time like the present. Grab the bull by the horns and take the plunge. I’m sure you will be happy that you did and you might even learn a thing or two about yourself in the process.

Do you want to see more from our talented stylists? Check out the photos below!

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Curly Hair Solutions

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Curly Hair Solutions is our brand new line for our curly clients. There are many struggles and misconceptions of styling any type of curly hair. Curly Hair Solutions has invented products to help all curl types to achieve a frizz-free easy style. With education and combinations of the correct products you can soon be the master of your curls! For more information visit the Curly Hair Solutions website or ask a stylist at your next appointment at Rio Hair Studio.

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Need total control for your frizzy hair? Curl Keeper allows you to have frizz-free curls day after day. This product reactivates with water staying effective in humid weather and lasts days without build-up.

Recommended for all curl types.

Directions: comb through wet hair from root to end and allow to dry without touching the curls. To restyle, activate with water.

 

 

 

 

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This gel gives the ultimate holding power  without flakiness. It provides style and support without the look and feel of typical gels. And it doesn’t leave build-up on the hair after continues use.

Recommended for loose and medium curl types.

 

Directions: distribute evenly on wet or towel dried hair. To restyle, activate with water.

 

 

 

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Tweek is a creamed hairspray. It eliminates flyways, adds volume, bounce and shine for days without causing build-up.

Recommended for loose and medium curl types.

 

Directions: apply to dry hair by emulsifying in hands. Scrunch slowly from root to end.

 

 

 

 

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The Silk Leave-in Conditioner eliminates flyways by smoothing the cuticle. Its non-greasy formula doesn’t leave build-up and leaves your hair feeling soft and silky.

Recommended for medium to tight curl types.

 

Directions: apply to clean, wet hair from root to ends. Do not rinse out.