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
It’s Finally Here!
Redken’s Extreme Length System is now available in the salon!
I am very excited to announce that we now have Redken’s Extreme Length system in the salon for purchase. It. Is. AMAZING! If you have been trying to grow your hair and feel like it is taking an eternity (like myself) then I urge you to pick it up and try it.
Hair grows 3-6″ in one year. The key to getting the maximum growth of 6″ is by keeping your hair healthy. Extreme Length contains biotin and a protein complex which forms bonds around the hair fibers to strengthen and preserve length. If your hair is growing at the root but breaking off the ends you’re not going to make any progress! Not only does this system make your hair feel fantastic but it reduces the appearance of split ends.
Follow these 3 steps:
1. Shampoo with Redken’s Extreme shampoo.
2. Towel dry hair and apply the Extreme Length Primer. Leave on 2-5 minutes and rinse.
3. Apply the Extreme Length Sealer on your ends. It can be applied to damp or dry hair.
If you’re interested in trying it out first, book an appointment with one of our stylist for an in-salon treatment (service price: $20). Mention this blog post for $5 off!
Rio Takes Las Vegas!
This past week seven of our amazingly talented stylists traveled to the FABULOUS Las Vegas to attend the 2015 Redken Symposium. This is the largest single-manufacturer education event in the world! They left wide-eyed and eager to learn and returned more motivated and inspired than ever!
Kris, Laura, Megan, Melissa, Misty, Shelby and myself (Jess) embarked on this adventure last Friday January 23rd. Once we arrived we immediately began exploring this beautiful city. To us there was so much to see and do and so little time!
The first night we were there truly was a magical night because one of our stylists received the surprise of her life! Our little Meggy GOT ENGAGED! It really was the most romantic thing I have ever witnessed. We are so happy for her and cannot wait to be with her every step of the way!
After a couple of days of exploring Sunday rolled around and it was time to get to work! We all visited Sam Villa’s Hairshow, an amazing blow dry bar, to get #redkenready for the opening event that night.
Of course we had the best seats in the house for the show! It was an amazing display of all the educators, artists and models we would be seeing and learning from the following days in class. I must say, when Redken throws a party, they REALLY throw a party! They pulled out all the stops and made it incredible.
The next day classes began and we were given the opportunity to learn from the most innovative, talented and creative artists from around the world!
We also were able to bring back some goodies! We have a sneak peak at some new products Redken will be releasing this year. We are very excited to be ahead of the game with new styling and color products that will take your hair to the next level.
I know I don’t speak for myself when I say I cannot wait for Redken Symposium 2017! This was one of the greatest experiences of my life and now I’m ready to practice what I’ve learned and create some truly incredible hair!
To book an appointment with one of us call Rio @ 904-733-8495 and experience the difference of an inspired, motivated and knowledgeable stylist!
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In honor of our upcoming Blow Dry Bootcamp I decided to do a tutorial on how to create a fun, wearable, everyday blow out at home. As my clients and co-stylists know, I love doing blow outs! Essentially, I am sculpting and molding your hair into a shape that is most flattering for your face. You too can do this and it’s not as hard as you think!
So Lets Get Started!
Before you can begin, you have to have the appropriate products and tools for the job!
The tools you’ll need are: sectioning clips, a detangling brush, a round brush and a styling brush.
My go to brushes are the Wet Brush, Sam Villa’s Thermal Round Brush and Sam Villa’s bamboo styling brush.
After cleansing and conditioning…
Get as much excess moisture out as possible with your towel and use your Wet Brush to get out all the tangles.
First, (shake well!) spray on your Pillow Proof Express Primer. Immediately after, apply your Full Frame 07 Volumizing Mousse liberally through the hair and at the scalp (especially in the crown area of your head).
Next, dry your hair to 80% dry. Be sure to get the hair at the scalp! (This step is very important! It makes your life a whole lot easier when we’re ready to start using the round brush!)
After you’re 80% dry,
Clip up and out of the way the hair above your ears.
Here is where it gets a little tricky but with some practice you’ll be a pro in no time. For these steps I recommend turning your head to the side so it is easier for you to reach the hair in the back of your head. You want to be sure to keep good tension on your hair as this is what makes it nice and smooth. Once the hair is completely dry (and I mean COMPLETELY dry) use your brush like a roller and roll the hair up while keeping the heat on it. Once rolled up, switch to the cool setting on your blow dryer to set the curl. Pull your brush down and out leaving a nice, smooth, loose curl.
The next two sections are the hair above the ears. Isolate the hair at the very top of your head for the final section. Again, I suggest tilting your head to the side so you can get maximum volume and so your arms don’t fall off! You want to dry the hair coming straight OUT from the head. Notice the aerial picture in the upper right corner of the collage. I am pulling the hair straight out from the head here. Again, use your brush like a roller, heat and cool, leaving a smooth, loose curl.
The final section is the top of the head. Blow dry this section straight out from the head as well. Unless you have either short hair or really long arms you will want to bend at the waist to be able to do this easier. Again, use the brush as a roller, heat and cool.
When you stand back up you should look like a crazy person with crazy hair (but with great volume!)
Next you want to break out your styling brush and tame that hair down. Focus on smoothing it out and molding the hair into a unified shape.
Finally, using your Wind Blown 05, spray the interior of your hair. Lift your layers and spray liberally into the inside of your style. This will give you more volume and body and ultimately create a wind blown effect. Finish the look with some Forceful 23 hairspray for lasting hold.
Congratulations, beautiful! You’re done!
For more tips, tricks, styles and techniques join us on Wednesday February 18th at 6pm for Blow Dry Bootcamp! Spaces are limited so be sure to stop in or give us a call to sign up.
Rio Hair Studio
9823 Tapestry Park Cir.
Jax, FL 32246
We want you to find your best self this year & we want to help by providing top of the line beauty products & services to enhance your look. This is why we are offering our favorite sale, 20% off all Redken & Pureology products that are New to You! This allows you to purchase products you’ve seen your stylist use on you to create your own perfect look at home. Also we are offering $20 off any new service $50 or more, with select stylists & 10% off services on Tuesdays with select stylists. Call Rio at 904/733-8495 to book your appointments now.
Keep a look out! Our Blow Dry Boot Camp will be back in February & the slots fill up quick. Follow us on Facebook to keep up to date with sign-ups & our latest promotions.
Nothing says New Year like glitter & Redken’s new Color Rebel Glitter Spray is the perfect
accessory for bringing in 2015! If you really want to stand out in the New Year try Redken’s Color Rebel
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Happy New Year!
Looking for some great gifts this season? New boutique items came in just this week! Come by & browse for your friends and your family or pick out something to treat yourself. These new readers are popular & come in many shapes, sizes, & strengths. Find one that matches your personality or your holiday outfits.
New Jewelry, scarves & other fun accessories have also just come in. Come check out our unique selection of boutique gifts today!
Don’t forget to stuff the stockings!! We have the ever popular Poo-pourri in Original, No. 2, & Santa’s Secret Fragrances. We also have Travel Sizes of our favorite shampoo’s, conditioners, & styling products available. Nothing says Merry Christmas like the gift of hair care! Travel sizes are $3 each or 3 for $10. And with a purchase of 3 you receive a free make-up bag! Come in now before the free bag giveaway ends!
We hope you got some great gift ideas for this Holiday season. But if you still can’t decide a Rio Hair Studio Gift Certificate will always be a crowd pleaser. This year we are offering a free Redken Pillow Proof Dry Shampoo with the purchase of a $25 Gift Certificate. Rio is the place to shop this year for all of your Holiday Gifts!!