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Avoid These Common Hair Mistakes!

There are several common hair mistakes many of us make without even realizing it! Hair mistreatment can, over time lead to dry, damaged, frizzy, broken, hard-to-style, downright difficult hair. Read on to see if you are committing tress treason, and enjoy the path to healthy, beautiful hair!

 

Over washing

Shampooing your hair every day keeps it healthy and clean, right? Wrong! While shampoo is a great solution to cleanse the scalp and avoid grease, sweat and other unwanted build-up, it can actually be counterproductive when applied too often. Just as it's tough on dirt and grime, shampoo is tough on your hair's natural moisture. Over-shampooing can strip your hair of its natural oils, leaving it dry and frizzy. It can also cause color-treated hair to fade more quickly. The solution? Everyone's hair is unique, however most of us should only wash our hair between two to four times per week. As a general rule, don't wash your hair any more frequently than you must! Let those naturally shiny strands shine, honey!

 

Pestilent ponytails

Erroneous ponytails can quickly slip from being a girl's best friend to her hair's worst nightmare, as they can easily break and tear even the toughest strands. To keep your pony safe, always avoid elastic bands made of rubber, and those that have metal clasps. Instead, opt for smoother, snag-free elastics. Stylists and celebrities such as Jennifer Aniston, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kristen Bell are loving these brilliant and oh-so-chic hair ties by Emi-Jay. With texture that holds sans the snagging, tons of adorable colors and prints to choose from, and a clever design to avoid the dreaded ponytail crease, these stylish accessories also donate a portion of all proceeds to Locks of Love... what's not to love about that?

 

Additionally, be sure that you don't pull your hair too tight when wrapping an elastic around it. Finally, never pull your hair into a ponytail when it is wet--wet hair is actually way more fragile than normal hair, so it is even more prone to breaking and snapping. We recommend throwing in a soft headband or a few bobby pins until your hair dries. And no matter how gentle you think you are being, try not to put your hair up in the same pony every day... even the most minuscule damage can become noticeable over time.

 

Burn, baby burn!

We're sure you've hear it a million times before (but then again, there is probably a reason for that) heat tools can be weapons of mass (hair) destruction! While its hard to altogether avoid the allure of silky straight locks, or perfectly bouncy curls, or even a frizz-free blowout, curling irons, flat irons, magic wands, hair driers, and other styling tools that use heat can cause tremendous damage to your hair, and should only be used in moderation. When you do turn to heat, make sure you keep your tool set on the lowest setting possible. And always, always, always spray hair with a thermal protectant first (we love this product from Kenra) to give your tresses a seal of moisture and a first line of defense.

 

Excessive brushing

100 strokes a day may work for the little princess, but when it comes to brushing your hair into shiny splendor, less is more! Over-brushing your hair can cause cuticle damage, breakage, and split ends, as your repeatedly snag and tear your tresses into submission. Brush your hair just enough to pull out the knots, always starting at the ends and gradually working your way toward your scalp. It's also a good idea to make sure you have a strand-friendly brush, which will minimize damage. And keep in mind that brushing your hair immediately after you blow dry or straighten it can counteract all that work you just put into making it gorgeous. For best results, give your 'do time to set: allow your hair a five to ten minute cooling period before brushing it after heat styling.

 

Skipping out on Trims

Whether you're on a mission to grow out your locks or you've kept your 'do the same length since scrunchies were cool, timely trims are an absolute must for any healthy head of hair. Avoiding the hair dresser may seem like an obvious way to grow hair out quickly or save a few bucks, but in the end it will only lead to split ends and frizz, resulting in money spent on products and extreme cuts to fix, and hours of frustration. Lisa Abbey, creative director of Salon Blue in New York, advises that, "Haircuts have a shelf life of four to eight weeks before they start to lose shape and become harder to style." Trim your tips regularly to keep your style looking and feeling fabulous.

 

Keeping these common mistakes in mind is an easy way to reform your bad hair habits, ensuring a happier you, and a healthier, more beautiful mane every day of the week!

 

from My Best Friend's Hair


Haircuts & Styling

  • Karma Salon & Spa prides itself on being recognized for outstanding haircuts and styles. Our talented, dedicated designers regularly attend advanced education programs to remain on the cutting edge to provide you with the perfect customized haircut and style. Each service begins with a consultation to meet your individual needs.
  • Prices listed are "starting prices" and are subject to change due to length, thickness and condition of hair, as well as products used.

As a result of their achievements, our designers work on a multi-level pricing system. Designer levels are determined by their experience, knowledge of the business, participation in continuing education, level of advanced training, demand for their time and service, and most importantly, a positive attitude. Prices for treatments, color, highlights and waves DO NOT include haircut or blow dry style.

Color & Permanent Waves

  • Prices listed are "starting prices" and are subject to change due to length, thickness and condition of hair, as well as products used.

As a result of their achievements, our designers work on a multi-level pricing system. Designer levels are determined by their experience, knowledge of the business, participation in continuing education, level of advanced training, demand for their time and services, and most importantly, a positive attitude.

The Beach Wave

  • The Beach Wave is an innovative tool and service designed to provide long- lasting, soft, natural-looking waves, enabling guests to achieve this sensuous look quickly and easily.
  • The Gentle formula contains no Thio, and utilizes Cysteamine, a natural amino acid, to realign the hair's internal bonds to form this soft, sensuous wave. The Beach Wave incorporates Pravada's Keratin Fusion Restructuring Serum to infuse hair with silk and human hair keratin amino acids to straighten, protect and add shine.

The Beach Wave Control Mist provides shine, definition and support to wavy and curly hair and preserves the resiliency of the wave. Helps maintain the hair in soft, supple condition.

Corrective Color

  • A consultation and 50% deposit is required prior to scheduling your corrective color service.
  • Deposits are non-refundable unless a 24 hour cancellation notice is given.

Corrective color is a highly specialized service of the hair care profession. It is a procedure used on guests who have received an undesired result by themselves or from another salon. Because of the diversity of issues that may occur in correcting an undesired hair color, a colorist must spend years of study in order to attain proficiency. We are proud to have several Master Corrective Colorists on our staff.

Also now featuring Root Extensions! Want less maintenance? Want that super model look? Call Karma for details!

Keratin Hair Straightening

  • Developed by world-renowned stylist, salon owner and television personality, Peter Coppola, Keratin Complex Smoothing Therapy is an advanced method of hair straightening designed to eliminate up to 95% of curl and frizz.
  • Natural Keratin is infused deep into the damaged hair cuticles. The heat of the flat iron bonds Keratin into the cuticles to straighten your hair. Following each treatment, your hair becomes healthier, smoother, straighter and more manageable.

Keratin Express Blow-Out, also known as the "Brazilian Blow-Out" is a one hour service that lasts from 3--6 weeks! There is a same day washout, after 8 hours. The Blow-Out provides smoother, silkier and more manageable hair!

Keratin Complex Smoothing Therapy is suitable for hair that has been colored, chemically processed, bleached or highlighted. For more information visit Keratin Hair Straightening.

Hair Extensions

Want longer hair immediately? Want more volume? High lights or Low lights? Then Hair Extensions are the answer! Here at Karma Salon and Spa we offer Great Lengths, Cinderella Hair and So Cap. Extensions. We can order any shade and all lengths to fit your needs! You can add volume, go from short to long, accentuate with highlights or lowlights, or dazzle with unique effects for your next special occasion or wedding! If you just need a quick pop in type extension Karma carries Jessica Simpson Pop-In Extensions that a licensed stylist can match to your individual hair color! Visit Hair Extensions.

Special Occasion Styles

  • 50% deposit required. Deposits are non-refundable unless a 24 hour cancellation notice is given.
  • Please arrive at your appointment with clean dry hair. If you would like for us to shampoo and dry your hair, additional time must be scheduled and an additional charge will apply.
  • Long and or thick hair may require additional time and/or charges. When scheduling your appointment please inform the front desk coordinator if your hair is thick or past shoulder length.
  • We suggest wearing a button type shirt so as not to damage your style when dressing for your event.

Cut, Design & Style

  Women's Haircut  
  Master Designer Julie E. Manos Robinson $70
Master Stylist II $64
  Master Stylist I $50
  Senior Stylist $40
  New Talent $30
  Bang trim $15
 
  Men's Haircut  
  Master Designer Julie E. Manos Robinson $45
  Master Stylist II $59
  Master Stylist I $35
  Senior Stylist $25
  New Talent $20
 
  Children's Haircut (4 and under)  
  Master Designer - Girl's Cut $45
  Master Designer - Boy's Cut $40
  Master Stylist ll - Girl's Cut $40
  Master Stylist ll - Boy's Cut $35
  Master Stylist l - Girl's Cut $35
  Master Stylist l - Boy's Cut $30
  Senior Stylist - Girl's Cut $25
  Senior Stylist - Boy's Cut $25
  New Talent - Girl's Cut $25
  New Talent - Boy's Cut $20
 
  Shampoo & Blow Dry $40
  Shampoo, blow dry & flat iron $50
  Special occasion, up-do
*Includes an in-depth consultation
$75
 
  Dimensional Highlights (Few Foils)  
  Master Designer Julie E. Manos Robinson $90 and up
  Master Stylist ll $65 and up
  Master Stylist l $60 and up
  Senior Stylist $55 and up
  New Talent $45 and up
 
  Dimensional Highlights (Crown Foils)  
  Master Designer Julie E. Manos Robinson $110 and up
  Master Stylist ll $105 and up
  Master Stylist l $100 and up
  Senior Stylist $90 and up
  New Talent $80 and up
 
  Dimensional Highlights (Full Foils)  
  Master Designer Julie E. Manos Robinson $135 and up
  Master Stylist ll $125 and up
  Master Stylist l $120 and up
  Senior Stylist $105 and up
  New Talent $95 and up
 
  Single Process Color  
  Master Designer Julie E. Manos Robinson $80 and up
  Master Stylist ll $75 and up
  Master Stylist l $70 and up
  Senior Stylist $65 and up
  New Talent $55 and up
  Root Extensions Consultation Needed
*All color services are guaranteed when guests purchase stylist recommended
products at Karma Salon & Spa
 
  Permanent Hair Straightening Consultation Needed
  Keratin Blowout Consultation Needed
  Gloss $45 and up
  Blow Dry $25 and up
 
Texture & Curl Services
  Perms $105 and up
  Texture perms $135 and up
  The Beach Wave $135 and up
 
Hair Extensions
Consultation Needed
 *Spiral, long hair and design waves by consultation only!
Conditioning & Illuminating
  Exfoliating Treatments for Hair $40 and up
  Hydration Treatment (thirsty hair) $40 and up
  Protein Treatment (weak hair) $40 and up
  Extreme Damage (protein and hydration) $50 and up
 

Shine Treatment (adds shine and brilliance)

$45 and up
*All treatments are determined by the stylist and are used to reinforce color
services, re-strengthen and reconstruct hair of all types.