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, 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.

Easy Beach Hair

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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.

Beach Envy

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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.

Thick, Summer Braid

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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!

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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Summer Beach Waves Without The Sand


  Discover Fashion Waves 07 Texturizing Sea Spray

 

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Want that fresh out of the ocean beach hair? Bring out your natural summer beach waves with Redken’s sea salt-infused texturizing spray, inspired by the casual-cool style of surfers. This medium control hair texturizing sea spray for beachy waves for that fresh out of the ocean look. To use, shake well and mist through damp hair in sections, allow to air dry or diffuse.

Hot Tip!: To achieve loose waves in straight hair, and enhanced definition in wavy hair, mist liberally onto damp hair and scrunch. Continue to reapply until desired texture is achieved. Mist fashion waves 07 on damp hair and air-dry, then re-apply throughout the day to re-animate wave.

 

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Beach Waves Spray has gained popularity lately; however many of the sea salt sprays are also drying to the hair, as salt pulls moisture and natural oils out. Be sure to use a conditioning shampoo and conditioner by Redken or Pureology. Redken 07 Fashion waves uses Magnesium Sulfate (aka Epsom Salt) instead of Sea Salt, this makes it less drying and it contains some natural oils (aka Conditioner) to replenish your hair.

 

 

 

Check out this tutorial for more information on how to style your hair with Redken’s 07 Fashion Waves.

 

 

 

Summer Sales: Make Your Hair Glisten

Make Your Hair Glisten This Summer!

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Let your hair glisten and shine this Summer. Come into Rio and let us clarify your hair by removing the chlorine, build-up, and other impurities with a Deep Cleansing Shampoo Treatment. One of our expert stylists will provide an invigorating cleansing shampoo and a clear gloss to seal your hair and protect it from sun and water damage for $35, this price does not include a blow-dry.

Call to book this now at 904/733-8495 or book your appointment online.

(Book for a cut or a style with the note specifying the treatment)

Sale valid from July 1, 2014-August 31, 2014

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The Redken Liter sale is still going on. Buy one Redken Liter Conditioner, at full price, and receive a Redken Liter Shampoo for $10. Take advantage of this deal while supplies last. To find a Shampoo and Conditioner right for you, visit the Redken Website to read product details or ask your stylist on your next visit in.