Your beard myths, debunked.

Makai SalonMyth 1 – Your facial hair will get fuller, if you shave more often
Shaving frequently absolutely does not make your hair grow fuller. If you shave often, you’re feeling the prickly sensation of hair growing back more frequently, which is why it may seem so.

Myth 2: Certain foods make your beard grow quicker.
No food or vitamin makes the beard grow faster. However, we need amino acids & protein in our diet to grow hair. Guys who are anemic often experience beard thinning.

Myth 3: Gray beards are coarser.
If anything, our follicles become smaller as we age. Gray beards are not much different than regular ones. If it seems coarse, it may not be conditioned properly or is full of split ends.

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It’s in the job description

Have you ever not known what to do with your hair, and have been too reluctant to go to a stylist and tell them “just do what you do.”

It’s happened to all of us, but when you know your stylists are educated, fashion forward, and talented, it helps alleviate some pressure.

If I had a dollar for every time I heard someone ask if they should change their hair, because they couldn’t make up their mind, but ended up not following up, I’d be rich… Maybe branching off to become a hair consultant is somewhere in the future plans… But doesn’t that come with the job description? Being a hairstylist is more than just following directions…

It’s about be able to diagnose, recommend, and treat problems… And, let’s not forget about being a very good listener!

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Let’s face it, when it comes to choosing a hairstylist, comfort is king. Knowing that all you’re required to do is sit in a chair and not have to worry about every last snip means a lot. Gaining trust comes in many different ways, and for us it’s important that you know how much we take our job seriously.

Of course, one good experience can say a lot more to a client than any post can, but we’re here to help you through the daily struggles of maintaining that perfect look!

side parts and headbands.

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If you haven’t heard yet, The Great Gatsby opens in May and you’ll definitely be seeing some stylish hairstyles and some seriously trendy fashion as well, everything over the top. How do you feel about the side part, and the headbands and hair accessories? It’s around quite a bit now, but obviously not as much as it was in the 20’s.

Are you washing your hair too much?

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Are you washing your hair too much?

This day and age the media leads everyone to believe that using the right products on a daily basis will deem you to have phenominal hyigene, BUT, can it be too GOOD?!?

What kind of question is that?

But really though, most people shower at least once a day, and nearly all wash their hair every day, but, you must know that hair can suffer if it’s shampooed too frequently, because….

…shampooing washes away natural oils

Shampoo is made to rid your hair of dirt and oil, but if you do it too frequently, you’ll be removing your scalps natural oils as well!

How Often Should You Shampoo?

It all depends on your hair type, your physiology, and your lifestyle, but most people should be washing once every 2-3 days to allow your scalp and hair some time to recover. If you have naturally curly hair and use few hair products, you may only need to shampoo once a week.

If you have very fine hair, it will look dirtier much faster. There are also other circumstances where a person may need to wash every day, such as in the case of swimmers. Chlorine from pools and salt or other contaminants from natural waterways should not be left in the hair.

Shampooing Tips

When you do shampoo your hair, make sure to rinse it thoroughly. Shampoo residue can leave hair looking dull and may irritate the scalp.

If you choose to shampoo daily, use the mildest shampoo you can find. Baby shampoo is one example of a mild product. There are also organic products that are more nourishing to the hair and scalp than the standard shampoos.

Give yourself breaks from shampooing, even if you normally wash your hair every day. If you have a few days where you have no meetings scheduled or other social interactions, let your hair go unwashed. You can even use the time to see how long it takes your hair to start looking really dirty. This can give you an indication of how frequently you should really be washing it.

If you’re not sure about your hair you can come in and ask for recommendations!

The Mad Men hair era returns

I mean, it’s been around for a while now, but now that mad men is back on tv, I think it’s time to revisit this trend. The classic and slick side-parts of the ’60s are well and truly back. Neat and cropped styles like these are a safe bet for any man.19541-1_l

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Five ways to get the Mad Men cut

  • When getting a haircut, be sure to keep medium length on top, but short cropped length on the sides with minimal side burns.
  • Use strong hold hair product with a matte finish (too much slick looks greasy) such as gritty business by Kevin Murphy – work product into damp hair, comb and allow for it to dry in place.
  • Make sure your hair part is dead straight (It’s all about perfection).
  • If you want a little more volume on top, go for a slight quiff by blow drying your fringe up and back over a circular brush.
  • These perfectly-in-place hairstyles can be a little product heavy, so if need be, shampoo twice when showering to ensure excess product is removed.