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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.

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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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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Hairstyle Trends

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.

 

 

Let Me Be Blunt, Blonde, and Bob with You in January 2017

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blondIt seems that almost any of the hair stylists we’ve spoken with are all leaning toward three dazzling looks for January 2017. Blunt, Blonde, and Bobbed hair is sweeping fashion magazines globally, and while these are not for everyone, they can certainly freshen up your New Year with a whole new way to be daring. Here are the reasons why.

Let’s talk about blunt bangs and cuts. If you’re not ready for a long-term commitment such as taking your long locks and going rogue with a pixie cut, then we’ve got just the solution. Try out a Salon Sora Blunt Bang or Blunt cut that allows you to have a slightly different look but allows you to keep some length which is a much easier transition than going from long to short. A word of caution for blunt bangs. These will grow out, but not everyone likes them. Consult with your stylist for the best solution and ask for their honest opinion. Your stylist wants you to be happy long after you leave the salon so they can assist you in finding just the right cut, color, etc., that you can manage and maintain.

Now that we’ve covered the bluntness let’s talk about the blondness. Today’s blonde isn’t just about bleached hair. There are several different shades of blonde from golden blondes to platinum and every hue or tone in between. While not everyone can pull off a blonde color, most can with the right shades and highlights. Let your new year be met with stunning highlights that frame the face. Or you can pop some champagne while discussing your decision to go silver and purple. Don’t be afraid of becoming a blonde bombshell; we hear its quite fun and a super alluring color for one seven!

What about Bob? Not the movie, the hair style!! Bobs are never out, there are just a few modifications to wearing them. The lob is seemingly phasing out with more of an even cut all away around. No longer layers draping down the front with a shorter back. The year 2017 is bringing in more balance with the styles that are seen on the runway and in magazines such as Elle.

No matter what the look is you’re trying to achieve our stylists are here to help. We’ve got just the right shade, cut, and design that you’ll love all year round.

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Salon Sora Sombre Style for 2017

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flocolordone copy26Many of you have already heard of the term “Ombre” which is a transitional color trend, which swept the nation for 2016. For the New Year, you’ll hear the word “Sombre” which is taking the place of the big panels of lighter or darker colors for a more subtle and softer look. Salon Sora has just the right shade for you to keep you looking stunning even during the winter months of Southern Florida. Let’s take a closer look.

When you live in a place like Boca Raton you can expect two things. One, your tan may be faded since you might not be spending too much time in the sun and Two, you’re still supposed to look your best no matter what the season may be. To keep your face looking bright and cheerful, highlights are a sure-fire method to achieve this effect. With the Salon Sora Sombre approach, you’ll still have darker roots with highlighted ends that use a soft blend of both high and low lights. This effect gives a subtle transition between the colors and looks more natural.

The trick to the perfect transition is not to make it seem like the hair has been color treated at all. This hair style creates the illusion the hair has been gently kissed by the sun which makes it perfect for this time of year.

The best part about going Sombre is you can stick with any shade or tone that you’d like and still create the effect by using lighter shades. For instance, let’s say you’re a spicy ginger, with a lot of nutmeg and cinnamon tones. The colors we would use to highlight your hair would be soft golden blondes with strawberry to make the flat tones of the darker reds pop with a slight highlight.

With Sombre colors we don’t pull the hair through a cap or weave it in. This technique is typically done by painting the product directly onto the hair without using foils and such. Although each stylist has their way of achieving the same outcome, this is one of the most common.

With a little hair ingenuity, we can make your hair go from the darker shades of mmmm, boring to a bombshell that creates as a stunning statement to carry you all the way to spring time. Don’t forget to bring in photos of the shade you’re looking for and share them with your stylist. We love pictures and examples, and this will help us to pick the look that will complement the rest of your features such as skin tones and eye color. Until then, Hugs from all of us at Salon Sora!

Book your appointment today, and start looking like a rock star tomorrow!

Salon Sora’s Holiday Updos Lineup for 2016

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Whether you’re looking for a quick way to go from the office to the office party or the perfect style to wear to your family gatherings, the updo is one hair creation that never gets old. This year the trends seem to be soft and alluring braids, buns and bows and we’ve got the updo with Salon Sora spirt! Get ready to get your ends curled with this week’s blog!

Boca Raton Hair BraidingBows, barrettes, and bling! Bows in your hair can be both romantic and youthful. This year we see a lot of ponytails wrapped in big bows to dress up any black gown or pantsuit. If you’re looking to use barrettes, use hair jewelry with lots of gemstones and silver or gold to show off your sparkle. It appears that these techniques are capping off the style whether that be a ponytail or messy bun, these accouterments can add something unique to any cut.

Braids, braids, and more braids are sweeping the runways and magazine layouts. Try on a fishtail braid that’s loose with lots of sultry sprigs of hair flowing along your face. You can add twists to shorter cuts like bobs and lobs by adding a few hair extensions to your natural cut. Be sure to buy extensions made from human hair and match to your current hair color.

Speaking of color, neon dyes is grabbing attention both under the fluorescent lights. Be prepared to have everyone asking you where you got your hair done! Fiery reds, Electric Blues, and purples are what everyone is raving about for 2016 and most likely will carry past the New Year. Imagine how crazy beautiful your French twist will be once you add some of these ultra-funky and fresh colors that glow in the black lights.

Next, decide with your bun if you’re going to go low with a flow or up high on top of your head. Incorporate braids with buns and you’ve got a whole lot more fun. One theme is definitive across the board with any of these styles, and that’s fine flowing curls and waves. Be sure to make it the hair look fluid.

Bangs are always a nice way to change up any cut. With a chunky short bang that frames the face, you’re updo takes on a whole new design. Keep some sprigs pulled around the face to show off your eyes. Wispy pieces of hair also avoid the tightly coiffed locks from last year.

With a little ingenuity and imagination, you’re be turning your holiday glam into Salon Sora Glamour! Stay charming!

Reminder: Book your holiday appointments early

Boca Raton Just Got Sizzling Hot with Salon Sora Styles for Holiday Season

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Blonde-hair-colour-ideas-2013This holiday season you can rest assure we’ll be busy lobbing and bobbing with haircuts that are sizzling hot throughout the rest of 2016. By the same token, our stylist’s scissors have all been sharpened to give you a look that will ‘wow’ friends and family all the way to the New Year.

Without delay, we’ve noticed that many of the cuts and colors have sustained across the fashion magazines. In fact, mermaid color is one style that has continued to evolve regardless of age. Women in their 60’s plus are sporting the pastels added to their locks of platinum and gray. For older ladies, this is a terrific way to bring back your youth that will leave your grandkids thinking you’re super cool! We’ve got just the right pink or lavender to add some sparkle to your updo or any cut.

As long as time has gone by the bob cut seems to have found itself a favorite past time. This cut is excellent for people looking to transition from long to shorter without drastically changing. On the flip side, bobs can be alternative cuts for wanting a change without too much commitment. This hairstyle is super easy for growing out. These reasons could be why the popularity of the haircut has never really left.

By the same token, the Lob is a newer version of the Bob with longer layers and this holiday season many people are trying variations of the long-tasseled look with a nice thick bang. As a matter of fact, bangs can be managed very easily and with long beachy layers, they can give you a whole new appearance. Nonetheless, try out a wispy or blunt bang that will turn heads during your holiday shopping in Boca Raton.

Super long, super straight and super-duper beautiful are what you call classic cuts. For those of you who want to keep your hair long remember a good hair treatment like keratin or one of our other straighteners can clean up those flyways. The smoother, the better to give your hair the youthful and healthy appeal.

In the same fashion these styles are closing out the 2016 year, we recommend working closely with your hairdresser for any of your styling needs. Don’t forget to book your appointment’s early as the salon is busy this time of year.

We’ll see you soon!

Salon Sora’s Secret to Being Shaggy, Not Shady

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hair styling salon boca raton floridaFlip through any fashion magazine for Fall 2016 and what you’re going to see is a lot of natural waves, curls, and cuts. One of the most provocative styles this fall is rather passive aggressive in our opinion. It comes and just as soon as you fall in love with it, gone! Well, you can play that far-out game or get on board with Salon Sora’s secret to being shaggy but not shady. Read on!

Whether it’s short or long this fall, the runway’s and magazines have models jumping off pages with their sultry shag locks. This cut is one of the most versatile as it looks good straight or scrunched with that beachy wave. About the only variation that makes shag cuts unique are the bangs!

If you like a full bang or just a few wispy pieces along your face, shag cuts can accommodate both. Try airdrying and then adding a little volumizer to give it a bit of oomph! Whether you want to go big or go home, this is a cut that’s youthful no matter what the age.

On older women, a spunky bob with the layers of a shag cut is super sexy. Pair that with a unique color such as pewter or pink, and wowzah you’ve got about ten years coming off your head. It doesn’t matter if your 15 or 50, the shag cut is ideal especially if you like to change your hair style often.

One of the best parts of going Shaggy is the grow-out period. Since this cut includes layers of hair, it tends to be an easy transition for short to long or vice versa! If you’re looking to freshen up your look, this is one trim to try that even the celebrities will tell you “Go for It”!

Entertainers such as Taylor Swift to Meg Ryan have all stepped into a shag cut at one point or another. One reason why is the manageability of the cut. If you have thin, straight hair, a little product will go a long way with this type of hairstyle. Blow dry the ends under or curl them up, the style will delight you either way.  One woman who sports this doo today is Jennifer Anniston because it’s ideal for women who have baby fine hair.

So if you’re looking for a change and not sure what to do, but you want something where there’s little to no commitment, take the Salon Sora secret and get shaggy. You’ll love it!

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Psyching Yourself Out to Go Short

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short hair style boca ratonIf you’ve had long hair your entire life and you get the notion to have your hairstylist whack it all off. STOP! Drastic changes like that can take time getting comfortable. The biggest hurdle is it can take up to 2-3 years before it all grows back. In this blog, we tell you the Salon Sora secrets to psyching yourself out to love your short tresses for the long haul.

Before you have your stylist sharpen his/her, scissors get a full consultation. Show a ton of pictures, (find them on Pinterest) ask other people what they like about having short hair. By speaking to someone who’s taken the plunge or in some cases nose dive before you get it done, you can start to put yourself in the right mindset to having a pixie cut.

Face the facts; not everyone looks good with shorter hair. If you love styles like Rockstar Pink’s or Miley Cyrus hair, be forewarned this cut doesn’t always cut it. (no pun, really) There are apps out there that can help you envision how you would look but these are rather tedious and not realistic in most cases.

Another way to determine if you can pull off a shorter look is to try a wig! Yes, go to the wig store. Now imagine if you couldn’t change this same style for months or years. If you’ve tried a wig and love it, chances are you’re a good candidate for a change. If you put it on and it looks downright awful, don’t blame the wig. It may just not be for you.

Nonetheless, speak to your significant other asking them if they’re a fan of shorter versus longer. Believe it or not, trying on a super change on a whim, can cause issues.

Try getting a little taken off, but, not go boy cut right out the gate. Start gradually. Although having a shorter cut can be versatile, having a lobed Bob may limit what you can do with your hair. When you live in a state like Florida or a place such as Boca, your need to wear your hair for the weather. Depending on the type of hair you have, longer might be easier to deal with in hot, tropical, misty, rainy and scorching hot days.

If you worship your ponytail, then we would suggest starting with a slight cut and not extreme. You might be surprised how much you’ll miss having the ability to pull your hair back. Shorter hair can mean shoulder length and up. But, once it is gone, the next step is to wait.

One sure thing is, it’s not permanent. Hair always grows back. Who knows, you might just need a fresh color rather than an entire cut. Speak to your stylist for more information on what would look best.

Book your appointment today!

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Salon Sora’s 3 Tips for Blow Drying Your Hair You Can’t Afford to Miss

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Salon Sora Boca RatonWhen it comes to living in a place like South Florida, you can’t allow your hair to dry naturally and expect it to look great. If you’re looking for that perfect cut, you also need to know just how to blow dry and style your hair. Otherwise, you’ll end up with frizz, flat, freaky and hair that will make you scream. On this blog we give you 3 tips that will help make blow drying your hair faster and more attractive.

Tip 1.) Use a Leave-In Conditioner

Tip 2.) Use a Brush That’s Right for Your Hair.

Tip 3.) Section the Hair with Clips Before You Start

Instructions: Start with the bottom back layers and twirl your hair with the blow dryer following down the shaft of the hair. Simultaneously keep sliding the brush, working down to the ends. Next, do the same, but in the opposite direction. Repeat with all sections of the hair. For the smaller hairs near your temples, use a small curling brush to straighten the little baby hairs in this area. If you have long hair do one side, then the other. Don’t attempt to blow dry the hair at the same time. If you want to have more volume, than take a section at the crown of the head and blow dry straight up.

Using a leave-in conditioner is really important. This is particularly true for people living in places like Boca Raton or any beach towns. Leave-in conditioners create a barrier for your hair against the UV rays that can damage it.

Finding the right brush can often times be challenging. Ask your stylist what he/she recommends to get the optimum results you desire.

Sectioning the hair in smaller areas not only help you get a straighter look, it also cuts back blow dry time. It’s much faster for your dryer to work in smaller sections than blow drying your entire head. Even flipping the hair over and blow drying it from the back won’t help the hair dry as fast.

The look is a head full of straight hair that is super sexy and will stand up in the hot Florida sun.

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A Salon Sora Stylist Perspective on Hair Care

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hair color salon boca ratonThere are many stylists in South Florida today. One thing is certain, Salon Sora only selects 5-star stylists, colorists and hair dressers. This week’s blog we feature the lovely and very talented Andrea Giraldo.

Q: What was the catalyst to becoming a hairdresser for you?

Andrea: I really didn’t think much about becoming a hairdresser when I was finished with high school. I was doing my friends and relatives hair, just for fun and I finally decided pursue it as a career because everyone was telling me I was good at it.

Q: What types of things do you take into consideration during a client consultation?

Andrea: The texture of the hair, shape of the face, what they do for a living, their lifestyle etc., I want to give them a style they’re happy with that suits their everyday life.

Q: What’s the one common mistake people make, with their hair?

Andrea: Not cutting it enough. When you are growing your hair from short to long, it’s important to have it cut at least once every other month. If you’re trying to have long hair, by not cutting it, will make it unhealthy. The ends will split and break, creating a mess, when what you want is long and healthy hair.

Q: What type of advice can you give to people living in Boca Raton, when it comes to hair care?

Andrea: Make sure to wear sunscreen. Use some type of leave-in conditioner or oil that will protect the hair. The hot Florida sun can be very damaging and will ruin your hair and can potentially burn the scalp. It’s important to protect the hair when going in the sun.

Q: Are there any types of hair products you recommend?

Andrea: I recommend staying away from both cheap drug-store shampoo and box color or home hair color treatments. These products are damaging and won’t give you the best results. I’m surprised when people spend the money they do on getting their hair done, then using a cheap shampoo or color that will waste all the money they just spent at the salon. You need to use products that are high quality and you’ll get the best look.

Q: What type of trends do you see for the Fall 2016?

Andrea: Natural looking hair. Although the Ombre styles are still in, more natural looking highlights that are painted on in targeted places and not foiled strands are more of the look that’s popular. Ombre isn’t going away, but it’s the more natural look everyone is asking for.

Q: What type of hair do you prefer to work with?

Andrea: I love all types of hair, long, short, it really doesn’t matter to me. I feel my strength is doing precision haircuts, I love to work with short, edgy cuts. But, I really love to work with everyone.

Q: What was your most favorite hair style you’ve created over your career?

Andrea: I used one of my friends as a model for a hair show, it took 9 hours to do her hair. We used many colors such as blues, violets, blacks and it really looked beautiful. The finished look can be seen on my Instagram page.

Q: Should we wear product during hot, humid weather?

Andrea: Of course. What works for one person’s hair may not work for another, so it’s a matter of preference. Don’t buy cheap hairsprays. They tend to get gummy and sticky in bad weather. It’s best to go natural with a leave-in conditioner.

Q: What advice can you give to future hair stylists:

Andrea: “Do everything with love and passion”.

We hope you’ve enjoyed our introduction to Andrea and learning what her perspectives are on hair. Keep your eye out for more interviews from our incredibly crafty stylists.

You can also follow Andrea’s creations on her Instagram page: @andreag_hair

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