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 Few things are more annoying that hair full of static when you are trying to look your best during the dry winter months! Fortunately, there are a number of things you can do to prevent winter hair static, as well as quick fixes when this sticky problem pops up unexpectedly. Try these easy tricks to make hair static part of your hair’s history!

 

1. Spray a fine mist of your favorite medium hairspray (nothing too heavy that will leave your hair crunchy) onto a brush or comb and work evenly through the static heavy areas of your hair. Don’t have hairspray? Dab a little bit of water on the brush or comb instead. You can also spray a fine mist of medium spray directly over the troubled areas of your hair and carefully smooth through with your fingers.

 

2. Rub a small dab of leave-in conditioner or even lotion into your hands and smooth lightly over static heavy strands. If you are using hand or body lotion, make sure it is a very small amount and almost dry to the touch before running it over your hair to avoid making your tresses too heavy and oily.

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The saying, “get your beauty sleep” is no joke, says Mario Russo, owner & lead stylist of Salon Mario Russo in Boston. The industry veteran of over 30 years, shares that some of the best beauty tricks can be done while you’re sleeping. Sure, getting the suggested 8 hours of sleep can help with unwanted dark circles and baggy eyelids, but your coif can also benefit from overnight styling and tips.

Mario has shared with us his favorite advice that he gives to clients who are looking for an easy way to get ahead of their morning routine, while also catching a few zzz’s!

1) Go to bed with DRY hair!
Water in your hair cuticle makes it more susceptible to splits and breakage as you toss and turn during the night. Wet hair equals fragile hair! If you shower before bed and don’t have time to dry it, use a cotton t-shirt (which is less abrasive than a towel), wrap hair and keep it tucked in a turban-like creation until morning.

2) Repair hair and apply a leave-in treatment
Utilizing a leave-in conditioning treatment before bed, either a salon-professional product or natural coconut oil, allows the moisture to seep into hair for a longer, uninterrupted time, which in turn, leaves your hair super hydrated and smooth the next day! For an added moisturizing benefit, wrap conditioned hair in a shower cap or silk scarf before hitting the hay. This will also help to save your pillowcases/sheets from getting damaged by the hair treatment. brady bunch brushing hair mario russo salon tips certified fabulous


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Brush it out before bed

Using a brush with natural bristles (or my favorite, the Mason Pearson brush), brush hair out before bed. Yes, Marsha Brady-style! Using your brush, start at the roots and move down to the ends of your hair. This will help to transfer the natural oils from your scalp throughout your hair shaft, giving hair an added dose of hydration. Additionally, if you’ve used a lot of products on your locks during the day, this will help to break them up on your scalp as well as on your strands, so that build up won’t occur.

4) Keep it straight by wrapping it!
If you just spent money on a salon blow-dry or time in the bathroom straightening your curly locks, don’t let bedtime ruin your sleek style! Use the wrapping technique with bobby pins to keep hair smooth and straight. Starting at the top of your head, use a brush to begin arranging hair around the head and pinning it down. Essentially, you are wrapping hair in a circle pattern around the head to keep it in its straight condition.

soft top knot scrunchie certifed fabulous mario russo salon5) Top Knot It
Bring out your scrunchies and top knot your freshly washed and dried hair. As you blow-dry hair before bed, use a volumizing product on the root and once it’s almost dry, apply a texturizing spray throughout. Loosely pull dried hair upward and into a soft topknot. The height will give you an extra boost of volume as you sleep as well as ensure that your locks will maintain tangle-free for your early wake-up call.

6) Lights off, humidifier on
Whether you are cranking up your house’s heat in the winter or you live in a dry climate, adding extra moisture to the air using a humidifier can help to keep both your skin and locks hydrated. Moisturized hair sees less frizz and breakage and more shine. Turn the lights off and the humidifier on!

7) Switch to a silk pillowcase
In order to extend the life of your hairstyle or blow-dry as well as keep damage and breakage at bay, opt for a silk or Egyptian cotton pillowcase. Flannel or cotton sheets cause more friction on hair and over time, will create damage.


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Mario Russo, Owner & Lead Stylist at Salon Mario Russo

Growing up in the small town of Formia, Italy, Mario had dreams of coming to America and making a life for himself. As a teenager, Mario’s family immigrated to the United States, where his passion for learning was nurtured by the endless possibilities of a new beginning. Fueled by a long-standing interest in engineering, his quest for knowledge took him to Northeastern University in Boston where Mario soon realized that his true career path was in the engineering of better hair. Flash forward 30 years; today, Mario Russo is a fixture within Boston’s style scene, owning and operating two eponymous salons in the city as well as his own bath and body product line.

As an industry leader, Mario is always looking to stay ahead of the trends, frequently traveling to Paris, London and New York City, to bring Bostonians the latest styling innovations. His appreciation for hair and belief in high-touch customer service enable Mario to offer the salons’ clientele a personal, sophisticated take on beauty that’s unmatched in Boston.

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Women everywhere love the treat of getting a "blo out". Especially, when you walk out of one of our Blo Blow Dry Bar locations looking fabulous, hair bouncing with every step. So how do you make that feeling and look last? Here are my 10 tips and tricks for a multi-day "blo out".

1. Have your stylist start with a shampoo and conditioner that is designed for your specific hair type. My motto has always been that a great hair day starts with a clean canvas. If your hair is oily, you do not need a hydrating shampoo plus only condition the ends.


silk pillow case blo-out certified fabulous hair tips hairstyle david babii2. When you go to bed at night, consider a silky pillow case. They allow the hair to move freely while sleeping so you can prevent flattening the volume you love.


3. For those sleek straight blo outs, take a scrunchie. Gently pull hair back into a low ponytail, twisting it loosely around to keep hair in place. For longer lengths, try wrapping coated bands mid- center and at the ends of the pony. Also, a great flat iron is a must to rid your blo out of any imperfections, humidity or daily side effects from the elements.


4. When you wake up in the morning, you can freshen your scalp several ways. For my natural beauties, create a small mixture of water and lemon juice. Then, take a cotton ball moistening it slightly, making sure to squeeze any left-over juice out. Next, gently start by cleansing the hairline followed by parting small sections and cleaning the scalp area only. This will absorb and clean away any access oils while giving your hair a fresh scent. For my busy working gals, a dry shampoo is quick and easy to use.

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  • Step by step photos 2 certified fabulous hairstyles
  • "Anyone remember the topsy tail? I know I know, it may sound a little retro, but this double wrap topsy tail tutorial takes an old school ponytail and quickly morphs it into a super trendy look that is guaranteed to turn some heads," explains Latest-Hairstyles.com contributorJennie Kay. "This pony style works just as well for the office as it does for a day at the pool. Let’s get started, shall we?"

    What You Need:

    - Hairbrush
    - Comb
    - 2 Clear Hair Elastics
    - A Few Bobby Pins
    - Your Favorite Soft Hold Hairspray
    - A Smoothing Pomade (optional)



    Step 1: Using a brush, smooth hair into a ponytail at the mid to bottom of your neck and secure with a small rubber elastic.

    Step 2: Take a small section of hair from the ponytail (about 1/2-inch thick) and pull it aside.

    Step 3: Wrap that section of hair around the ponytail to camouflage the elastic and secure with a bobby pin. Spritz the hair in the ponytail with an aerosol hairspray (or smoothing pomade) and comb through to smooth the ponytail.

    Step 4: Using an additional small elastic, secure it midway down the shaft of the ponytail.

    Step 5: Spread apart the section within the elastics into two. Flip the bottom of the tail up and through the opening.

    Step 6: Repeat step 4 again.

    Step 7: Repeat step 5 again. Spritz the entire style with an aerosol hairspray to smooth flyaways or frizz.


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