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6 of Our Favorite Fall Beauty Trends to Try This Season

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Pumpkin spice everything has returned and you know what that means? Fall is in full effect! With the change in the season comes a change in the world of fashion and beauty. There are a lot of trends making their way from the catwalk to the mainstream, but we’ve sifted through all of the looks that came down the runway and picked the trends that we feel our Boca Raton, FL, salon clients would appreciate the most. We know our clients are fashion-forward and vibrant, and the trends we are highlighting are perfect for you!

 

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Short Cuts– If you’ve ever dreamed of chopping off your long locks for something short and sweet—now is the time. The Fashion Week runways were filled with haircuts that range from blunt chin-length styles to romantic pixie cuts. Not sure what would work for you? Schedule a consultation with one of our experts and he/she will be able to help you pick a style that works with your face shape and hair texture.

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Vivid hair– For the last few years, the unicorn hair (or mermaid hair) trend has been going strong. It seems like everywhere you look there is someone with vivid colored hair brightening the day. This trend is one of our favorites at our Boca Raton, FL, salon because it allows our stylists to have tons of creative freedom. Thinking about popping some color? There are many ways to do this. You can opt for a whole head of pink (or any color for that matter) or subtle pops of color (think rose gold or mauve) in specific sections of your hair.

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Tousled waves– We love beachy waves at Salon Sora, so we’re excited to see this trend  continue into the fall. This look can be achieved at home by using styling products and a curling wand. If you don’t feel like fussing with your hair, you can schedule a blowout and one of our stylists will help you get the look while you relax and browse through a magazine.

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Vampy lipstick– As soon as PSL season rolls in, so do the vampy lip colors. Deep reds, browns, and greige (the result of combining gray and beige together) will continue to trend this fall. To change things up this fall experiment with different lipstick textures. We know that matte lipstick has been a staple, but don’t forget about the other options that are available such as metallic lipsticks and lip stains.

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Natural Makeup- Lips may be making a statement this season, but as for the rest of your makeup look it’s all about keeping it simple. The world of fashion is striding towards inclusivity and embracing natural beauty. This season keep your makeup look clean and minimal with light-coverage foundation and taupe lids. To add a subtle pop of color, opt for a peachy blush or eyeshadow.

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Avant-garde nails– When it comes to nail trends, this season’s hottest look isn’t for the mani minimalist. In fact, it’s everything but minimal. The nails that graced the runways were bold and individual works of art. Think prints, texture, sparkles, and mini works of art on all 10 fingers. Now we know that real life isn’t a runway, so there are ways to make these looks more wearable for the everyday woman. Stay on trend this season by trying on some custom nail art at Salon Sora.

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Which fall beauty trend are you planning to try this season? Do you need a little help figuring it out? Give our Boca Raton, FL, salon a call and one of our stylists can help you achieve your fall beauty goals. Call us at (561) 338-7597 to schedule your appointment.

Three Reasons Why You Should Get Facials Regularly

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There are many factors that play a role in having skin that is healthy and radiant. Drinking plenty of water, eating a balanced diet, getting adequate sleep, and implementing a skincare routine are all important factors, but there’s more to it. Regular facials are a key piece in the equation. While facials may be viewed as a way to pamper yourself, the benefits are far from being just skin deep. In fact, it’s a beneficial experience from head-to-toe. So keep reading and see if a Salon Sora facial in Boca Raton, FL is something you might like to try…

Reducing the signs of aging- Let’s face it, no one wants to grow older, but it’s part of life. Luckily, there are ways to delay the aging process and the signs that come with it, such as wrinkles and hyperpigmentation. One of the best ways to maintain the youthful appearance of your face is by getting a regular facial.

After a careful evaluation of your skin, our aesthetician will develop a custom facial based on the condition of your skin and any issues that may be specific to you. She will then combine hand-picked organic skincare products to cleanse, exfoliate, and moisturize your skin. These steps will remove dead skin from the epidermis (top layer of your skin) while penetrating deep into your dermis to increase healthy cell turnover. In addition to these essential steps, our aesthetician may suggest added treatments to address individual skin concerns such as wrinkles, dark spots, and acne.
Skincare treatments may include:

  • Microdermabrasion;

Sun, pollution, time, and other damaging elements can really wreak havoc on your skin creating lines, acne, age spots, wrinkles or even uneven pigmentation. Microdermabrasion is one of the first steps in combating these aggressors. Using a very fine spray of microcrystals this treatment removes dead skin and reveals the younger, more youthful skin below. This will encourage the production of newer skin with more collagen and elastin thereby giving you a more “plump” and “dewy” appearance.

Microdermabrasion is not the “be all end all” of facial treatments. It is meant for people with fine lines, rosacea, clogged pores, uneven pigmentation, and in some cases even acne, to name a few

  • Hydrafacials;

Moisture, moisture, moisture!! It’s what all skin needs more of and one way to get it is with a hydrafacial. This multipurpose facial combines exfoliation, deep cleansing, extractions, and antioxidant protection all in one!

 

Unlike  microdermabrasion, hydrafacials are a much “softer” approach to healthy looking skin. Instead of using microcrystals hydrafacials employ a medical grade serum which helps to loosen dead skin while simultaneously vacuuming it off with a gentle suction. This helps reduce or even eliminate the redness that can occur during deep facials and microdermabrasion.

  • Hyaluronic acid with microdermabrasion;

Hyaluronic acid is something our skin loses as we age which makes it appear dry and wrinkled. This miracle acid is known for its water retention properties. And as we stated earlier, moisture is one thing our skin really needs, especially when we are in the sun as often as we are in Boca Raton, FL. The fact that Hyaluronic acid can hold up to 1000ml of water for each gram of HA gives this one ingredient a very special place in your skincare routine. You can see why using this simultaneously with microdermabrasion would be great for your skin! This is definitely one ingredient to look for in all your skin cream formulas.

 

Glowing skin- One of the main reasons that our clients come in for a monthly facial is because they love how their skin looks and feels after their treatment. Your facial in Boca Raton, FL includes a facial massage from our seasoned estheticians. While this feels great, the real benefit is that it increases circulation and lymphatic drainage. Paired with high-quality organic skincare products, this will increase product absorption and oxygen production. The results are a radiant glow, no highlighter required!

To maintain this radiant appearance, we recommend that you schedule a facial every month. It may seem too frequent, but the average person experiences cell turnover ever 28-30 days. During that time period, the inner layers of your skin work their way up to the surface and cause dead skin to build up. A facial removes the dead skin cells to reveal new, smoother and softer skin.

Stress reduction- Are you in need of some R&R? Getting a facial at Salon Sora is one of the best ways to treat yourself. Our signature facial includes a shoulder, hand, and foot massage in the 1 ½ hour treatment. Massage therapy, combined with aromatherapy and soothing sounds are the perfect formula to reduce stress levels and unwind.

Are you ready to book your signature Salon Sora facial? We offer 20% off your first facial if you are a new client and also offer specials when you purchase a facial package. To schedule a custom facial with our seasoned aesthetician Linda Creta, please call her directly at (561) 414-0031 to schedule your appointment.

3 Tips for Picking your Wedding Day Glam Squad

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Wedding bells are ringing! Are you getting married this season? We know how exciting it is to plan a wedding. However, there are so many vendors to work with that the planning process can become a little overwhelming. We’d like to help make the beauty aspect of your wedding planning a little easier for you. Picking your wedding day glam squad is a big decision and we’ve rounded out some of our best tips to help you pick the team that is best for you.

3 Tips for Picking your Wedding Day Glam Squad

Experience is Imperative

Anyone on the internet can call themselves a makeup artist or a hairstylist (or both!), which is why experience is more important than ever. While some individuals have mastered the art of flawlessly applying their own makeup or styling their own hair, it doesn’t always mean they can do the same on others. Your wedding day is not a day to give a friend a chance to practice applying false lashes! It’s also not the day for you to attempt to try your luck at winged eyeliner. Instead, you need a seasoned team that has the skills to make you look and feel your best for your special day.

When picking a wedding hair stylist and/or a makeup artist in Boca Raton, FL, you want to look for proof of experience. The best way to do this is to ask for a portfolio with samples of previous work. When reviewing a portfolio, you want to see samples of work that are relevant to the look you are trying to achieve. For example, if you are looking for a braided hairstyle for your wedding, you want to make sure this is a skill set that your stylist feels comfortable with.

In addition to viewing a portfolio, make sure to request references. It’s also a good idea to read reviews from websites such as Facebook, Yelp and The Knot.

ALWAYS ask for a trial session;

Now that you have an idea on how you want to style your hair for your wedding, how will you know if it will work with your makeup look? Will the eye makeup look you picked look right on your eye shape? This is where the trial comes into play.

A trial gives you a chance to get to know the dream team that will be by your side on your wedding day as well as to see how your hair and makeup will look together. We know that there are a lot costs associated with celebrating your wedding day, but skimping on a hair and makeup trial is not where you want to save some cash. In fact it’s one of the most important investments that you will make for your big day.

We suggest booking your hair and makeup trial a minimum of 4 weeks prior to your wedding day. If you want to get a little more bang for your buck, you may want to consider scheduling a date night on the same day so you can get more use out of the look and see how it wears through the night.

Ask questions… lots of them!

Don’t be afraid to ask questions, this is your wedding day after all! We cannot stress how important it is to communicate with your beauty team throughout the process of preparing for your wedding day. We know wedding planning is just as much fun as it is hectic, so keep a running list of questions as they pop up in your mind. Not sure what to ask? Here are a few things you may want to consider:

Does your bridal makeup team come to the location of my wedding, or will I need to come into the salon?

Can my bridesmaids also book with your team?

How long will hair and makeup appointments take?

Do you offer touch up services?

I’m allergic to silicone. Do any of your products contain this ingredient?

What kind of products will you use to ensure that hair and makeup last all day long?

At Salon Sora, we not only have a team of qualified cosmetologist, but we also have a selection of seasoned professionals that are passionate about their art. Our team has worked on countless weddings and special events in Boca Raton, FL, as well as throughout South Florida. To schedule a consultation for your wedding day hair and makeup, please give us a call at (561) 338-7597 to schedule your appointment to meet your wedding dream team.

 

10 Hair Hacks That You Need in Your Beauty Stash

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Our Boca Raton, FL salon is composed of a group of talented individuals that know more than just a thing or two about haircuts and hair. We live for great hair days and through the years we’ve learned tricks to make those days happen everyday. We don’t believe in keeping secrets, so today we’ve decided to round up our best hair hacks to share with you!

  1. Are you constantly battling tiny flyaways that are unruly? Spritz a tooth brush with Goldwell Big Finish hair spray and comb through your roots. This micro-fine spray gives hair great volume while protecting your hair from humidity to help keep those frizzy bad boys under control.
  1. Do you wash your hair at night, but then get too tired to style it? Try one of these overnight styling tricks:

For a voluminous blown out look: Wash your hair at night before and apply a volumizing styling cream to your haircut. While your hair is still damp, twist it into a bun on top of your head before you go to bed. The next morning, blow dry the bun for a couple minutes, then let your bouncy hair down.

For Boca Raton, FL beachy waves: Apply a styling cream to your hair and section your strands into a few large braids. Keep in mind, the smaller the sections/braids the tighter the waves you’ll end up with, so we recommend that that you stick to the “less is more” rule on this one. When you wake up in the morning quickly run a flat iron over the braids and release your hair. Say hello to your overnight waves!

  1. Is your hair lacking luster? Use a boar bristle brush when blow drying your hair. This brush will help to bring natural oils from your scalp to your ends. The results are smooth hair with plenty of shine.
  1. Are you a gal on-the-go with no time to wash your hair in the morning? Just wash and style your bangs or the front section of your hair instead of your whole head. You can add volume to the rest of your haircut by working in some dry shampoo and styling your hair as usual. Now you can be out the door with time to spare.

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  1. Have you ever decided to chop off your strands and then regretted it 20 minutes later? It’s ok, its happened to the best of us. At Salon Sora, we offer several types of hair extensions, which are the perfect fix when you are looking for length. We specialize in both tape in and bonded extensions and consult with our clients to find the best option for their needs. These extensions are also a great choice for those with thin hair and can be applied in specific sections of your hair to add volume to your mane.
  1. Are your curls falling out too soon? To get full, long-lasting waves using a curling iron, start from the middle instead of the end of your hair. Using this styling technique will keep your hair staying wavy for longer.
  1. Are you constantly battling the frizz? The trick to kick frizz to the curb is to stop it before it starts. After you wash your hair, don’t rub your hair with a towel. Instead, pat your hair in a downward motion using a t-shirt. Yes, you read that correctly. Using a t-shirt will reduce the amount of frizz-causing friction that a traditional towel may cause.
  1. What’s the secret to a blow out that lasts for days? Setting it! Once you are done blow drying your hair, dry it with the cool setting for one minute. This will help to lock your style in place.
  1. Is your dry shampoo leaving a white residue in your hair? It could be that you are not using dry shampoo properly. Always apply dry shampoo to the roots of your hair and give it a couple of minutes to absorb the oils in your hair. Follow by using a gentle scrubbing motion (like when you wash your hair) to work the product into your hair. We have a few dry shampoos on our list of favorites that we recommend using along with this technique, including the Davines Hair Refresher. This particular product uses a rich starch to soak up excises oil and helps to keep your style in place.
  1. Have you ever found yourself in this situation: you have a root touch-up scheduled for the end of the week but need that growth covered RIGHT NOW? You know what we have to say about that? Fake it ‘til you make it. A quick and easy temporary fix is our Color Wow Root Cover Up. This eyeshadow like powder applies with a brush application and it stays in place until the next time you wash your hair.

Pro tip: You can even paint golden highlights onto your hair with the blonde shade for a temporary color change.

Do you have a hair hack that you would like to share with us? Let us know!

DIY Hair Masque for Repairing Summer Strands

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Summer in Boca Raton, Florida is all about enjoying some fun in the sun. We all love a beach day or a good pool party, but participating in some of these activities can cause some havoc on not only your hair cut, but your hair. In the summer, your hair is exposed to more UV rays and drying elements such as salt water and chlorinated pool water, especially in Boca Raton, FL. These factors can cause frizz to have a field day, which is amplified if you also use heat styling tools. The trick to avoiding this summer hair madness is to treat your hair to some TLC on a weekly basis.

At Salon Sora, we offer several deep conditioning treatments to keep your hair cut in tip-top shape all summer long in Boca Raton, FL. Treatments such as Olaplex or Huille d’ales from Phyto of Paris. We also have products that you can take home to maintain the integrity of your hair cut. All of our hair care lines offer at home treatment masks. Goldwell, Davines, Phyto, and Obliphica all have amazing moisturizing, frizz fighting treatments. Another at home treatment option that our professional stylists recommend to their clients are DIY hair masques.

Did you know that many of the ingredients that you keep in your kitchen can also be used keep your hair healthy? For example—coconut oil. You’ve probably heard of all of the amazing uses for coconut oil, but did you know that it’s also one of the few oils that has a molecule small enough to penetrate into your hair to provide deep moisture? It’s true. That’s just one of the household ingredients that can be used as a treatment for your hair.

We’ve whipped up a recipe for a frizz-fighting hair masque that will help you repair your hair while adding moisture to your mane and we’re excited to share it with you today!

DIY Hair Masque

What You’ll Need:

1 Avocado (Softens hair and promotes healthy hair growth)

2 Eggs (Packed with protein to repair hair while promoting growth)

1 Tablespoon of Raw Honey (Anti-bacterial and moisturizing properties)

2 Tablespoon of Coconut Oil (Provides deep moisture)

3 drops of Peppermint Essential Oil (Great for scalp health- for those who are experiencing thinning of their hair you can substitute peppermint oil for either rosemary oil or lavender oil. Both are great for stimulating the follicle.)

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Directions: Start by mix all ingredients into a bowl. Once you have thoroughly mixed all of the ingredients, gently work the mix into your strands starting from the ends of your hair, and working your way to the roots. After distributing the mix into your hair, place your hair into a disposable shower cap and allow the masque to absorb into your hair for 15-20 minutes. For maximum results, allow the masque to sit in your hair while you are taking a hot shower or sitting by your pool. The warmth of the shower or the sun will help to open the hair follicle allowing the treatment to penetrate deeper into your hair. When you are ready to take off the masque rinse the mixture from your hair and follow with your normal washing/conditioning routine.

Have you tried making an at-home hair masque? What ingredients do you put in your masque? Let us know by commenting below.

11 Ways to Spread Love

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At Salon Sora, we love to make our clients look and feel like the best version of themselves. Nothing makes us happier than seeing our clients leave the salon radiating confidence and with a smile on their face, whether they’ve gotten their nails done or had a new hair cut from our Boca Raton, FL salon. The truth is, spreading love and happiness comes naturally to our team because it’s one of our fundamental principals. We believe in the power of positivity. Each day that our door is open we strive to spread love within our Boca Raton salon and hope that it reaches far beyond our walls. In fact, we hope that you will feel inspired to spread some love of your own so that it creates a chain reaction. After all, big movements start with small steps and we all know we could use more love in the world these days.

Here are 11 ways that you can spread love to make the world a kinder, more loving place.

Give a stranger a compliment– Thoughtful compliments can make someone’s day. Make it a point to give a compliment to three random strangers each day. Like their outfit or their new hair cut from our Boca Raton, FL salon? Say something! You will quickly learn that making a stranger smile not only brings joy to their heart but also to yours. You never know what a kind word can mean to someone in need of hearing it. SalonSora7.12pic1

 

Donate your hair- Thinking of chopping off your long strands this summer? Consider donating your hair to an organization such as Locks of Love. This non-profit organization will transform your hair into a hairpiece for children under the age of 21 suffering from medical hair loss.

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Reduce your carbon footprint- The earth is a whimsical place. We must all do our part in conserving the planet by taking strides to reduce our carbon footprint each day. Together we can make an impact to save our planet.

You can take simple steps to help Mother Earth by recycling, using reusable bags, and cycling to work. Find out what your carbon footprint is by taking this quiz and start making improvements to your impact on the planet today. We must preserve the planet for future generations. At Salon Sora we have started a recycling program in two ways. We have a refill program to refill a clients empty shampoo and conditioner bottles at 50% off retail price. This saves our clients money, keeps their hair cut from our Boca Raton, FL salon looking fabulous, and helps to reduce the amount of plastic going into our landfills.

We also recycle all our empty aluminum, glass, and plastic containers as well as all the foil we use for highlighting hair.

Foster a shelter pet- Many animal shelters and rescues run at/or over capacity. If you love furry friends consider fostering one in your home. This will give the animal a chance to socialize with people in a warm and comforting setting. The little fur ball may bring so much happiness to your home that you might end up keeping it. Even if you decide that that’s not the best fit, you are still helping to save lives by fostering a pet in your home.

Donate your expertise- Are you a great cook? A dancing queen? An awesome knitter? Share your knowledge by teaching a class in your community. People of all ages can benefit from learning a new skill and you will have the opportunity to make an impact on someone’s life along the way.

Bring some cheer to a friend- Do you have a friend that is down on their luck? Sometimes spending time with a friend will do wonders to help lift their spirit. Bring some cheer to your friend in need by treating them to a fun activity such as mini golf or an ice cream date.

Volunteer- Volunteering is a classic way to spread the love. There are numerous organizations that can use a helping hand. The best part is that you can donate as much time as your schedule allows. Not sure where to get started? First ask yourself what causes you are passionate about. Maybe it’s the environment or the arts. Then, check out Volunteer Match, a website that can help you find a cause that’s close to your heart in your area.

Plant a tree- Trees provide much more than shade. They produce oxygen and function as an air purifier. Plus, depending on what type of tree you decide to plant, it may also provide pretty blooms or fruit to eat. Before planting a tree, consider planting a native tree in your yard, or better yet—in an area that can use a little beautification. Make sure to get permission before you plant if you choose to plant the tree in a public area or property that is not your own.

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Start an urban garden- If you’ve been to the grocery store recently you know that the cost of produce keeps going up. By starting a community garden in a low-income area you can help local families have access to fresh vegetables that are nutritious and cost-free. By getting the community involved in the harvesting process, you will also help teach the local youth about agriculture and healthy food preparation.

Donate- There are many ways to donate. From donating time to items to money, find the one that works for you and get out there and do it. If we all do a little bit just imagine what we could accomplish.

Simply Smile- Smiling is free. It takes less than a second, yet the expression can impact someone in a way that lasts a lifetime. Spread love, one smile at a time.

How do you spread love? Let us know by commenting below!

The Do’s and Don’ts of Dry Shampoo from Your Friends at Salon Sora

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There are certain hair products that are complete game changers. Dry shampoo is one of them. It’s the perfect product for those with busy lifestyles that want to refresh their tresses between washes (think after the gym or on hectic mornings), to add an instant boost of fullness to your hair cut in Boca Raton FL. Since using dry shampoo extends the need to wash your hair, it’s also an excellent option for individuals with color treated hair.

As much as our clients at Salon Sora swoon over their dry shampoo, we find that many of them have a lot of questions on how to use the product properly. Our knowledgeable team of stylists at Salon Sora have listened to all of the questions and today we are answering them so you can master dry shampoo once and for all.

How to properly use dry shampoo 

Do:

– Use dry shampoo between washes. You can even use it on clean, dry hair to achieve a lived-in look to spice up your new hair cut in Boca Raton FL.

– Use dry shampoo to build volume in all hair types.

– Spray dry shampoo 6-8 inches from the roots of your hair and on the crown of your scalp.

– Do massage dry shampoo into your hair to work the product into your hair for maximum oil absorption.

– Allow the product to perform its magic by allowing it sit on your strands for a few minutes before styling.

Don’t: 

– Use dry shampoo as a replacement to regular washes with shampoo and conditioner.

– Use dry shampoo on hair that is wet or damp. The product is designed to be used on hair that is completely free of moisture.

– Spray dry shampoo on the ends of your hair. The ingredient in dry shampoo absorb oil and applying dry shampoo to your hair can make your hair appear dry and lusterless.

Now that you know the how-to of using dry shampoo, we want to make sure you are using the right dry shampoo for your hair type and specific needs.

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Davines Hair Refresher Dry Shampoo

Who’s it for: All hair types

Why we love it: This is one of our favorites at Salon Sora because it has a light, fresh scent that refreshes your hair cut while adding tons of volume.

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Goldwell Kerasilk Color Dry Shampoo

Who’s it for: Color-treated hair

Why we love it: This dry shampoo has a gentle formula to preserve the brilliance of color treated hair. It also leaves no white residue, perfect for our clients with darker hair colors.

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Goldwell Kerasilk Repower Volume Dry Shampoo

Who’s it for: fine, limp hair

Why we love it: When it comes to building volume, this is magic in a can. Not only does this dry shampoo refresh strands, it also adds a mega dose of long-lasting volume. If that wasn’t enough, the formula has Keratin and Tamanu Oil to keep hair moisturized, silky, and with intense shine.
Do you have any questions on how to use dry shampoo for your hair cut in Boca Raton FL? Let us know by commenting below. Don’t forget to also follow us on Instagram to see what’s trending at Salon Sora.

7 Summer Beauty Trends You Need To Know About

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7 Summer Beauty Trends You Need To Know About
The temperature is starting to sizzle in South Florida and although we may still be weeks away from the official start of summer, we’ve been seeing some of the season’s best trends popping up all around Boca Raton. We love being part of such a fashion-forward community and find a tremendous amount of inspiration from our clients, as well as from the catwalks of New York Fashion Week. We’ve combined all of our fashionable influences and industry knowledge to bring you a guide on some of the best beauty trends for summer 2017 and how you can achieve them with help from Salon Sora, the best hair salon in Boca Raton, FL.facials boca raton fl
Peach everything- When it comes to makeup, everything is “just peachy” right now. From pastel peach washed lids, to lips, and cheeks, we can’t get enough of the sherbet shade. One of our favorite makeup products to embrace this trend is the Peach Palette by Too Faced. This palette has a good selection of peachy tones, as well as neutrals in finishes that vary from shimmery to matte.SSBlog2Pic2
Top knot 2.0- An effortless top knot is just what you need to beat the heat in Boca Raton. Elevate your look this season by adding a bandana or bow to your knot. If you really want to have some fun, French braid the back half of your hair before creating your knot? Not sure how to braid? Schedule an appointment at our hair salon in Boca Raton, FL and have one of our Salon Sora stylists help you achieve the look.nail salon boca raton
Metallic manis– Metallic nails are trending this season and it’s a look that has become popular in Boca Raton. Our clients have left our nail salon in Boca Raton with full on metallic nails, as well as with gentle metallic touches. Next time you come in for a manicure, talk to your manicurist about how you can incorporate a metallic hue into your nail design.SSBlog2pic4
Sun-kissed skin- It’s easy to pick up a healthy glow in South Florida, especially if you’ve ever spent time on our newly remodeled Terrance. For those that prefer a sun-free alternative, get the look by dusting some bronzer on your cheek, jawline, and forehead.

Get your glow on- Highlighter is a must-have in your makeup bag right now. With this trend being so popular, the market is filled with options. Most people opt for a powder highlighter, but a liquid highlighter is also a great option for those who have dry skin. We recommend applying highlighter on your cheekbones, down the bridge of your nose, Cupid’s bow, brow bone and in the inner corners of your eyes. This will give you a radiant and youthful appearance. For a subtle glow, add a few drops of liquid highlighter to your foundation to achieve a lit from within look.
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Guess who’s back? Half and half hairstyles- Yep, the half up half down looks are back. Whether you opt for a top knot or a pony, you’ll fit right in this season.SSBlog2Pic6
Blush nails- If you haven’t heard, blush is the new neutral. This color, also known as millennial pink has been popping up everywhere. We really like blush as a nail polish color because it is versatile and compliments all skin tones. For a modern twist on a French manicure, ask your manicurist at our nail salon in Boca Raton to use blush instead of white during your next manicure.

Are you looking for more beauty inspiration for summer 2017? Check out our Instagram to see what’s trending at Salon Sora! Ready to embrace a trend right now? Call us at (561) 338-7597 to schedule your appointment with one of our talented stylist.

7 Tips for Caring for Color Treated Hair at Home

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There’s no better feeling than leaving the salon with a fresh color job, but what do you do once you get home? It’s critical that you take certain measures at home between your color sessions to keep your color vibrant, while maintaining the integrity of your hair.  We’ve put together a few tips to help our clients maintain the longevity of their color while at home. By following these simple steps, your hair color in Boca Raton, FL will be richer and more vibrant between your visits at Salon Sora.

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Lockdown Your Color- The first few days after a color treatment are the most critical days in preserving your fresh new hair color in Boca Raton FL. Avoid washing your hair for the first 2-3 days and after that, make sure that you use products to protect the color. At Salon Sora we suggest that all of our color clients use the Phytocitrus Color Protect Radiance shampoo and conditioner to seal the cuticle and maintain the life of your color. Keeping in mind this product should only be used the first two weeks following your color appointment.

Using products such as these are a great first step to preserving the pigment in your hair while giving your strands a beautiful radiance.

Only Use Color-Safe Products– Certain chemicals in hair products can cause your color to fade prematurely. All of the products that you use at home should be sulfate-free and formulated for color treated hair to keep color from bleeding or fading between touch ups.

Opt for Cool Water- Do you ever wonder why your Salon Sora stylist uses lukewarm water when rinsing your hair color in Boca Raton, FL? That’s because hot water opens the surface of the hair allowing the color to escape. By using cool or lukewarm water, the surface opens minimally, maintaining your color longer. This is also why conditioning after shampooing is so critical. Shampoo by its nature of having a higher ph level is designed to slightly raise the cuticle on the hair strand so it can release built up dirt and leftover product. Conditioners are designed with a lower ph level to shut the cuticle back down to prevent color from fading. It’s surprising how many women do not use conditioner because it makes their hair “flat”. At Salon Sora we recommend to those clients that they at least condition their mid-shaft and ends.

Extend The Time Between Washes- Color treated hair should only be washed a few times per week at most. To keep your hair fresh in-between washes, use a dry shampoo designed for color treated hair. When using dry shampoo, spray the product into your hair and massage your hair as if you were washing your hair. This will distribute the product evenly through your hair and will diminish the appearance of the powdery product. Davines Hair Refresher and Goldwells’ Dual Senses Ultra Volume Dry Shampoo are two amazing products that will leave your hair feeling and smelling as if it were just washed and conditioned.

Salon Sora Blog 2 Pic 3Replenish Your Hair– Color treated hair is more porous, so it needs to be nourished to appear and feel healthy. We suggest using the Kerasilk Shampoo and conditioner by Goldwell. This product line includes two key ingredients to keep your hair color in Boca Raton, FL strong and beautiful: keratin and lightweight silk. Together these ingredients keep strands manageable and smooth.

Give Your Stands Some Extra TLC- To keep your hair strong and shiny, use a deep conditioner or hair masque once a week. It’s one of the best treats you can give your hair. Try applying your mask and then pulling it back into a slick pony or putting it up as you go about your day. Your hair will thank you, trust us!

Reduce Your Use of Heating tools- Remember how we said that hot water opens the surface of the hair allowing the color molecule to escape? Well, the same goes when using styling tools. We’re not telling you to break up with your blow dryer or curling iron, but if you have color treated hair, you may want to cut down on your heat styling. Try allowing your hair to air dry before you start your blow dry regimen or perhaps you could use heat-free curling options such as Velcro rollers on days that you don’t need your hair to be as sleekly styled.

Protect Your Hair from Environmental Damage- UV rays. Pollution. Saltwater. Chlorine from swimming pools. All of these natural and artificial chemicals can dry out your hair and cause fading. As a beauty salon in Boca Raton, FL we know that our clients love to spend time having some fun in the sun, but It’s important that you protect your hair when you are outdoors. Avoid damage from UV rays by protecting your hair with a hat, scarf, or sunscreen designed for hair. Also, make sure that you avoid wetting your hair while swimming in the ocean or in a pool. If you decide to go for a dip, rinse your strands as soon as you get out of the water to prevent any further fading.

There are also many products on the market that you can apply to your hair BEFORE you get wet that will block the harmful effects of chlorine or saltwater from affecting your tresses. Products such as Phyto Plage by Phytologie of Paris or Protective Moisturizing Sun Oil by Davines are two that come to mind.

At Salon Sora we take your color seriously from the moment you enter our salon to the moment you return for your next appointment. It is with great pride that we offer some of the finest products on the market for hair care and home maintenance. And as so many of our clients know we offer a very competitive retail program to anyone that cares to try our shampoos and conditioners. Because lets be honest, if your hair only looks great the day you leave the salon it’s a reflection on us….

11 Spring/Summer Hair Trends Perfect for South Florida

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As the seasons change, new trends start to role in, especially in the beauty sphere. As one of the top hair salons in Boca Raton, FL, we stay on the forefront of what’s trending each season. We’re excited to announce that this spring/summer brings several sizzling styles that we are loving for our fashion-forward Boca Raton clients.  Here are just a few pictures of the colors and styles we created for our discriminating clients by the staff at Salon Sora….

2017 Hair Trends for Boca Raton, FL

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Hair Color Trends

Balayage- This modern day highlighting technique is achieved by hand-painting hair for a dimensional custom color. This color trend has been around for a few seasons and it’s not going anywhere anytime soon. Hair coloring is one of the most popular services that we perform at Salon Sora, one of the top hair salons in Boca Raton FL, and we have noticed that many of our clients are opting for cool blonde and honey colored balayage.

Color Melt– This coloring technique seamlessly blends three or more similar colors. It can start from light to dark or dark to light, but a deeper root with lighter ends is the most popular version that we see. This low maintenance look looks best on medium to long hair and looks stunning with vivid colors.

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Vivid Colors- For those who like to walk on the wild side, there is no better time to release your inner unicorn with an alternative hair color. If you are bold, consider the holographic hair trend (yes, it’s a thing!) or if you prefer something more muted, try rose gold or pink strands. We offer both permanent and temporary color options, so you can keep your unicorn mane for as little or as long as you’d like.
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Hair Cut Trends

Pixie Cut- If you are ready for a look that is easy and breezy for spring/summer, consider a pixie cut. This short haircut is manageable and looks chic on platinum blonde locks.

The Chop- Frist came the lob and then there is the chop. This cut is slightly longer than a lob with lots of textured layers. It’s the perfect length for South Florida because it’s long enough to put up in a pony on hot summer days.

Long Layers- For women who prefer long locks and want a subtle change, consider adding some long layers. This will give your hair texture and looks great on all hair textures.

Bangs- If you are ready for a fresh new look for the season, but don’t want to commit to a major chop, consider some bangs. From blunt bangs to long fringe bangs, adding bangs is an easy way to change things up.

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Blow out– Who doesn’t love a good blow out? Smooth strands with rounded ends is a classic look for spring and summer.

Pin Straight Hair- Super straight hair is back in a style! When straightening your hair at home, always use a smoothing serum that protects your hair from heat damage. Phytodefrisant by Phyto of Paris and Flat Out by Goldwell are two excellent products to help you achieve the ultimate sleek look you are seeking.

Braids- A braided hairstyle is a spring/summer staple and it’s the perfect way to stay cool as the temperature starts to rise in South Florida.

Hair Accessories- It’s all about releasing your inner flower child as ribbons and flower crowns dominate the hair accessory game this spring/summer. To embrace this boho trend, try weaving a piece of lace into your braid or tie a piece of ribbon around your pony tail. Of course, if you are headed to a music festival (think Sunfest), a flower crown is always a good choice.

Are you looking for more hairspiration for spring/summer 2017? Check out our Instagram to see what hair styles are currently trending at Salon Sora! Ready to make a change now? Call us at (561) 338-7597 to schedule your appointment at Salon Sora, one of the top hair salons in Boca Raton FL.

 

 

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