Back to School

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So, summer is wrapping up and we are moving towards that time of year where kids, teens and collegians head back to school.  Whether you are one of those heading back, the parent of one, or just need an excuse (lol), this is the perfect time to get a new style and perhaps a new color.

When I was in school, I would get a fresh look every year, right before school started.  It made me feel powerful and beautiful.  I pampered myself for the day at the Salon and emerged a new version of myself.  And I carried that confidence into the new school year with me.  As I grew older it became a ritual for me.  The new year may be in January, but most of us spent so many of our formative years getting ready for a new start around this time.  Those feelings have imprinted themselves on our psyche…and that’s not a bad thing.

Whether you are going back-to-school or not, spend this time pampering yourself.  Refresh your color, go in a new direction or trim up your wild locks; whatever inspires you and propels you into the rest of the year.  This is your time to feel beautiful.  Let us at NoHo Hair Salon help.  Our Stylists are masters of cut, color and transformation.    So whichever way you decide to go, we can be there, helping you along the way.NoHo Hair Salon: 11049 Magnolia Blvd., Ste. 111, NoHo, Ca 91601 * (818) 753-4247

A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words

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So, you have gone through all the steps.  You have asked your friends for their opinion, checked the blogs, slept on it, pleaded with your loved ones to support you…and now, you are ready for a new Style.  The next step is critical.  You now have to explain, to yet another person, exactly what you want.  Most of us are not trained Stylists with a wide-ranging professional “hair-centric” vocabulary.  So we say things like, “to about my neck”, “swoopy in front”, “you know, crazy and choppy”, all while moving around hands around our head wildly.  This can lead to miscommunications and may result in a look you didn’t really aim for.  This is where pictures come in.

Spend the extra day or two scouring for pictures of the look you want…the more angles the better.  This will fill-in the gaps in information.  Where we know what swoopy means, a Stylist may think of something else.  This way when we point to the bangs on the model and say swoopy, they know exactly what we mean.  No more frustration, no more guessing…just the look you want.  And let’s face it, you deserve it!

NoHo Hair Salon: 11049 Magnolia Blvd. Suite 111, NoHo, CA 91601 – 818-753-4247

Hot Summer Looks

Need a New Do? Why Not Try One of These HOT New Looks!

Summer has definitely arrived . . . and, the sunny weather is finally here for real. What better way to celebrate summer than with a flirty new do!

Gatsby Bob Hairstyle

Try a 1920’s Gatsby Bob

The remake of The Great Gatsby has brought the timeless ‘bob’ front and center once again . . . but with a new twist. The bob has never gone out of vogue, but it just gets a new face-lift now and then. This 20’s inspired bob works great with fine, straight hair or soft wavy hair. This cut can be styled with finger waves, curling iron, flat iron, pin curls, or rollers. To get this look Carrie Mulligan rocked as Daisy, use a flat iron and spray with Alfaparf Illuminating Thermal Protector section by section, tipping ends under as you go.

Messy Bob Hairstyle

Or, Try a Messy Layered Bob

This layered bob, all mussed up, is the perfect style for a laid back summer soiree. The look is edgy and sweet! It works well with medium to thick hair and the shape looks good on all face shapes. To get the look, use your favorite volumizing products like Alfaparf Illuminating Volumizer, Alfaparf’s Precious Oil Eco-Mousse, or Alfaparf’s S4U Ocean Texturizing Styler, and rough-blow-dry your hair upside down till almost dry. Use a round brush or flat iron if needed to roughly finish the look. For a refresh, carry a small texturizing spray with you to instantly spritz back to messy and full!

Messy Layers

Carefree Updo’s are Cool

Soft, wispy, carefree updo’s bring out the feminine side and they are hot! According to Tabatha Coffey, the undone updo is the “it” look for brides today who want a sort of angelic, ethereal look. And the beauty of an imperfect updo is, besides looking totally romantic, it’s quick and easy to do. Get creative and accessorize your do’ with a unique headband, a scarf, or a pretty bow or barrette. When it gets hot and you know hair won’t behave, a boho chic look like this is perfect.

Sassy Short Hairstyle

Oh So Short and Sassy

If you’re into fun short hair, you can create an array of chic, funky, stylish looks with a short trendy hairstyle. This style works best with straight hair. Those with slightly wavy hair can get the look by using a straightening serum and a flat iron. This cut makes a strong style statement, especially when it’s coupled with a head turning hair color. The style fits any face shape so why not try it, if you’ve got the moxie! Short hair always grows into a next new look quickly.

Summer is all about being low maintenance and it’s nice to find a style that can withstand the heat and humidity. Find a style and product that works with your straight, curly or natural wavy hair . . . and life becomes a breeze!

NoHo Hair Salon: 11049 Magnolia Blvd. Suite 200, NoHo, CA 91601 – 818-753-4247


Barb Quinn is also known as Hairstyle Blog
Guest author has been a professional hairstylist for over 30 years and has established herself as a nationally recognized hair designer, educator, and freelance writer. Barb has been chosen by her peers to serve on the advisory panel of Cosmos C International the global hairstylist network and is the Men’s Hair Category Expert for Thousands of women each day follow Barb’s hairstyling wit and wisdom on her highly successful blogs and

Summer is Almost Here!

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So, summer is right around the corner.  Time for pool parties, vacations and hot summer days.  We generally have mixed feelings about summer.  We naturally love it…the days at the beach, the reminders of when we were kids, the warm summer nights.  But, we all dread those hot summer days.  The ones where our hair seems to melt, deflate or frizz up throughout the day.  We want to look good and feel good, but when it is 100 degrees outside, that can be difficult to do.  There are ways to combat this.  Our stylists can lighten up your look with out losing too much length.  This will give you a lighter and cooler hairstyle that won’t deflate or lose it’s shape over the course of the hot day.  We also have an arsenal of products to help with Frizz and dryness that can often happen during those hot summer months.

While your at it, adding sun-kissed highlights to your ‘do will liven your look up.  This is an easy way to give yourself that summery look without having to spend hours in the sunlight.  We all remember the days of putting lemon juice in our hair and going to the beach to lighten our hair.  Let us give you that look without the hassle and without the lemons.

So, come on down, relax in our air-conditioned Salon and let us prepare you for summer!

NoHo Hair Salon: 11049 Magnolia Blvd. Suite 200, NoHo, CA 91601 – 818-753-4247

Extended Hours!

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Hey everyone!  So this is a departure from our regularly scheduled blogs, but we wanted to update everyone on our Extended Salon Hours.  We are now open until 9pm Tuesday through Friday, until 8pm on Saturday and from 11am to 5pm on Sunday.

We had heard from our clients that it would be wonderful if they could come and get their hair done late or bring their friends after work.  Some have needed their hair done right before a special date or a premier.  We thought about this and made it happen.  We understand taking a day off during the week to pamper yourself may not be in the cards…so we want to offer an alternative.

You can now come by after work and get a deep conditioning treatment or get a fabulous haircut before going out to dinner or even add some color to your hair.  We want to make sure you feel beautiful no matter what.  Hopefully, our Extended Hours will make that possible!

So give us a call and see what appointments we have available!  We can’t wait to see you!

NoHo Hair Salon: 11049 Magnolia Blvd. Suite 200, NoHo, CA 91601 – 818-753-4247

The Bad Experience

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We hear it often, “I loved when you did my hair, but I was in a rush so I went somewhere else, and they did this.  Please help me!”

There is something to be said about going to someone who knows you well.  Stylists can have a natural understanding of you, your hair and what you want and some stylists learn those things over time.  Either way, once that connection is there, you have found “the one”.

You have heard me say it before, our hair has such an impact on how we feel about ourselves and how the world treats us.  So, why do we trust that power with someone new after we have already found the one that makes us feel beautiful?  Time and convenience does have a lot to do with it, but just like anything important, it may not always be easy or convenient.  But in the end to know that Your Stylist knows what you want and how to decipher your concepts, is well worth it.

You should never again have to go back and say, “I went to someone else and shouldn’t have.”

Come to NoHo Hair Salon and find “the One”.

NoHo Hair Salon: 11049 Magnolia Blvd. Suite 200, NoHo, CA 91601 – 818-753-4247

First Date

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The anticipation is in the air. Your palms feel damp and your pulse has quickened. Your eyes dart around the room waiting to see whom you have been set up with. Will they be smart and understand you? Will they listen to your needs, your desires? Or will they be self-obsessed and care only about themselves? Will I be just another notch in their belt? These questions race through your mind as you walk into the room, meeting them for the first time. No, this isn’t a blind date…it is your first appointment with a new stylist.

There are striking similarities; the nerves, the wondering, the excitement. Just like that blind date, you ask around. You may not go to mutual acquaintances, but websites like Yelp help fill that gap. All the good press out there, however, can’t calm the nerves entirely. Our hair plays such a huge part in our security, our self worth and how we take on the world. It is only natural to be trepidatious.

At NoHo Hair Salon we understand just how you feel and do everything in our power to make sure you feel special, safe and that you get everything you want. We offer coffee and tea to calm the nerves and music to allow you to feel relaxed. Our Stylists listen to you, give you advice and pull on their extensive knowledge and experience to create the perfect look for you. They like a great Blind Date they understand you, are there to support you and make you feel beautiful!

Let us be your Knight in Shining Armor and start a serious relationship with one of our Stylists today…you will be glad you did!

NoHo Hair Salon: 11049 Magnolia Blvd. Suite 200, NoHo, CA 91601 – 818-753-4247

Pastel Hair Craze

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So, it is time we discussed it; the growing obsession with colored hair.  Not just any color, Pastel Colors.  Celebrities from Chloe Grace-Moretz to Lady Gaga to Helen Mirren have embraced Pastel Hair.  The beauty of Pastel Hair is that it works for just about any age and stage of life.  And it is very “on trend” right now.

Hair color makes a statement about who you are and what you are about.  Pastels give you the edge of unnaturally colored hair while giving you an air of innocence.  Bright, vibrant blues, Purples and reds give you a hard rock or punk edge and may not work for everyone.  But the softer, dare I say more subtle, colors can work for many walks of life.

This is a style we support wholeheartedly.  We love it so much we have even had one of our team dye their hair a brilliant shade of lavender.  We have the products and colors to achieve this exact look.  It can be just highlights or the entire head of hair itself.  Either way you will be on trend and perhaps stepping out of the box a little bit.  Not enough to cause a scandal with your neighbors, but just the right amount to have people turn their heads and say, “Wow!”

NoHo Hair Salon: 11049 Magnolia Blvd. Suite 200, NoHo, CA 91601 – 818-753-4247


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In all aspects of life, inspiration is vitally important.  We do better at work, we are happier, we simply function better and more efficiently.

Often times, however, we get caught up in our daily lives.  We can’t see the forest through the trees.  We don’t have the time or energy to recognize inspiration let alone be open to it.  We must fight this downward spiral.  The longer we are with out it, the harder it is to cope.  As clichéd as it may sound, stopping to smell roses or watching a sunset, really does help.  It allows us to focus and tackle the day anew.  Then inspiration strikes!

If you are open to it and let it in, it can re-energize you and open you up to a whole new world.  Maybe you pick up a new hobby or finally visit that tourist spot in LA or get that celebrity haircut that just makes you smile.

Here, we champion that feeling.  I love when someone walks into our salon with a picture of what they want.  The story that comes with it is just as wonderful.  “I was reading a magazine and I saw this haircut and knew I had to have it!”  I love seeing someone so inspired.  It, in turn, inspires us as artists.  The energy and enthusiasm coming from someone when they have truly been moved, is food for us.

So come over and say hi!  Be inspired at NoHo Hair Salon…we will be!

NoHo Hair Salon: 11049 Magnolia Blvd. Suite 200, NoHo, CA 91601 – 818-753-4247

Box Color vs Salon Color

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I am going to be honest.  I have tried box color before…to varying results.  One time the color was no where near what the box promised, another time it was the right color but washed out completely in 3 weeks and yet another time it turned my whole head orange.  I do understand the allure.  It is cheap, fast and you can do it in the privacy of your own home, on your own time-table.  But, unless you have the exact type of hair that box is made for, the results are very inconsistent.

The first major problem is the Volume of the Peroxide.  In boxed color, they give you a standard 20 Volume.  Well, if you have dark brown hair and want to go lighter, 20 Volume may not be strong enough, which is why we don’t always get the color promised.  If you are going darker, then 20 Volume may be too strong and you are unnecessarily damaging your hair.  A trained colorist will be able to give you the proper Peroxide mixture that will achieve the right color and tone, without the overkill.

Another issue is conditioning.  Boxed color offers some conditioning to protect and repair damage, but it is done in a general way.  A salon colorist will be able to customize the conditioning to your needs.  Do you need that deep conditioning mask or just a light color protecting conditioner?  An expert can pair you up with the right formulas to make sure your hair is protected.

Basically, what this all boils down to is customization.  Boxed color is great for a specific type of hair and to do a specific kind of job.  There are hundreds of different variables that boxed color just cannot address.  Our trained stylists and colorists are here to make sure you get the color you want, help game plan how to protect your hair from fading and to repair and strengthen your hair.

Make your appointment with NoHo Hair Salon to take back your color from the box!  Get exactly what you want, while protecting your hair!

NoHo Hair Salon: 11049 Magnolia Blvd. Suite 200, NoHo, CA 91601 – 818-753-4247

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