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.
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.
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!
Once 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.
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
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.
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
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.
One Minute Knotted Half-Up
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.
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.
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?
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.
We 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.
Popping 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.
A 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.
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.
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 brings 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.
Lastly, 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!
Written By: Jess Wilkins
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:
If You’re Feeling Bold and Want Hair to Match Schedule Your Appointment Now!
Rio Hair Studio – 904-733-8495
Written By Jess Wilkins – Stylist @ Rio Hair Studio
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.
“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.
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!!:
The above photos were done by Laura Carmichael. She utilized the High Lift Conditioning Cream Color for these beautiful, dimensional blondes!
The above photo is by Sami Skinner. She utilized the High Lift Conditioning Cream Color for its amazing lift and toning abilities.
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
Pureology Curl Complete
We are excited to announce the much anticipated arrival of Purology’s new Curl Complete Line
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.