Watch our step-by-step tutorial on how to get the perfect Beachy Waves with Redken Artist and Rio’s own Sami Skinner.

Begin by preparing your hair with Redken’s Beach Envy Shampoo and Conditioner.  For Beachy Waves, follow this up by treating your hair with Redken’s Wave Aid.  Be sure not to brush or even run your fingers through your hair while this product is drying – you do not want to end up with a big, frizzy mess!

IMG_6632Once the product is dry, you can enhance your waves even further.  If you have naturally have smaller waves, then your should use a smaller iron. For bigger beachy waves, use a bigger size – the point it take what you already have and enhance your waves further.

Look at the surface of your hair for lazy or flat sections.  These are the areas you want to use the curling iron on. Grab one inch sections at a time to curl.  You only need to focus on the visible areas to enhance and give definition to your hair.

The final step to achieve the perfect Beachy Waves is to finish with Redken’s Wax Blast.  This will add texture and shine to your look.  Hit it with the blow dryer for the Wax Blast to take effect.  Again, you don’t want to brush your hair through during this step.  You can just lift chunks of your hair to make sure the heat hits everywhere.

We hope you enjoyed our first video hair tutorial!  All of the products used are available for purchase at the studio located at 9823 Tapestry Park Circle, Suite 8 in Jacksonville, Florida.

Have questions? You can find Sami 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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RIO Hair Studio had the great pleasure of hosting Redken’s Education Artistic Director, Chris Baran!

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IMG_0674Chris Baran taught our hair stylists so many amazing things! From tips and tricks about how to better brush, part, cut and curl to improving out technique, Chris gave us new skills to make us all better stylists. Every single person in the room learned something new in class that we could use as soon as our clients took a seat in the chair.
By making us take a look at the bigger picture, the first part of class was about how we could achieve our goals. Chris made us examine who we are as hair Chris Baran at RIO Hair Studio 4stylists, who we want to become and how to make that happen.

We always think of RIO as a family and learning together cemented that. Chris made sure this was a hands-on, interactive experience for everyone. Throughout class we were bouncing ideas off each other, explaining and re-explaining new techniques to each other as well as cheering each other on.

It was so important for RIO Hair Studio to host this class. We believe that one of the major factors for the studio’s success is owner Misty’s emphasis on continuing education for each and every stylist. This focus on professionalism ensures that each stylist is well-trained, well-certified, and always up to date on the latest styles, procedures and processes. This is how we are equipped to provide the best service to clients – we can assure each client will receive the best advice about precision cuts, the most useful products, and the appropriate treatments and techniques for their hair to keep it healthy and strong.

We cannot thank Chris enough for sharing his wisdom, skills and humor with us!

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

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More About Chris Baran

Chris Baran at RIO Hair Studio 3From Chris’s website: As Redken’s Education Artistic Director, Chris Baran is an artist in world-wide demand. Chris develops the core curriculum for Principle Based Design & Finishing for the US and global training programs and is one of the key facilitators for Redken’s Train The Trainer Program, both internationally and domestically. Chris is a multi-award winner of Hairdresser of the Year, Avant Garde Hairdresser of the Year, Master Hairdresser of the Year, and Educator of the Year in Canada and the U.S. At Canada’s Mirror Awards he has been recognized as International Stylist of the Year and received the Lifetime Achievement Award. Chris has also been honored with the ABBIE™ for Best Educational Program.

 

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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Summer is heating up in Jacksonville! Here are our favorite beach hair looks to make sure our hair matches our favorite summer destination.

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What to do after spending time enjoying a dip in the Atlantic Ocean with no easy access to a blow dryer? Twist your hair up while its still wet and add a fun hair clip. Once its dry, you can take it down and voila….instant beach waves! For the full steps, go here.

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For beach waves when you haven’t actually been out to any of Jacksonville’s beaches, follow these steps from Redken and even the islanders will be jealous.

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There are so many great ways to style braids in your hair but this is one of my favorites. This thick, relaxed braid will keep the heat off your next and looks good at beach or for a night out. The key is that after you’ve braided all your hair gradually to one side, pull at the braid to give it more thickness and a relaxed look.

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Simple, quick and easy but gives your hair that extra little bit of magic. Plus, it keeps your hair out of your face when facing that ocean breeze.

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Sometimes we don’t want to style our hair because our destination means that any effort will be ruined – like when you’re cruising down 1st to meet up with some friends at the beach. That’s why this hairstyle is perfect – a minimal amount of effort that a lot more fun that a regular ponytail and practical enough to keep your hair out of your face – even with the crosswinds.

 

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

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Color Gloss: Revitalize, Tone & Change It Up!

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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.

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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.

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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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Hair Transformations 2015

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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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Written By: Jess Wilkins

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Are You Ready for Radiant Reds?

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Blondes Don’t Have All the Fun!

Introducing Redken’s new Carmin’R dye!

We are all about deep, dimensional, vibrant reds. Whether you want permanent or demi permanent, all over color, highlights, balayage or ombre, we have something to suit you.

How it Works:

This revolutionary dye molecule penetrates the hair core then expands, trapping it inside the strand. This creates color that is truer to tone and lasts up to 40 shampoos!

Proper Aftercare Makes a Difference:

After you dye your hair it is very important that you take the time to properly care for it. After the color service, ask your stylist about a Redken Chemistry Treatment. This treatment will lock and seal the color in, as well as deep condition your hair.

Nothing will fade your color faster than a low quality shampoo. I recommend Redken’s Color Extend Magnetics line. It’s sulfate free and designed for color treated hair.

Lastly, a couple of tips for keeping your color radiant: shampoo less frequently and always cover your hair when in the sun. Shampooing too often will not only fade your color with a quickness, but it will also leave it feeling dry and lose it’s luster. The sun’s harsh UV rays will also contribute to color fading. So this summer be sure to wear a hat or scarf to protect your color investment!

Check out these looks created by our talented stylists:

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If You’re Feeling Bold and Want Hair to Match Schedule Your Appointment Now!

Rio Hair Studio – 904-733-8495

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Written By Jess Wilkins – Stylist @ Rio Hair Studio

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

 

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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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