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Hair Tips and Tricks


Some tips to help you.   An ongoing series of informational entries of beauty information.


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Textured HAIR Toubles 


5 Tips To Up Your Texture Styling Game

Looking to start working with textured hair and don’t know where to start? Don’t worry! Here are some tips to help you..... 

1. Work With Small Sections

Textured hair can be intimidating because it’s a lot of everything—curls, density and volume. The secret is to work in small sections. Whether you’re cutting, coloring or styling, sectioning the hair allows you to gain control.

2. Cut The Hair Dry

A curl pattern is rarely the same across the entire head, some prefers to cut the hair dry and in its natural state because it’s the easiest way to see how the hair moves. When it’s wet, texture and length can be deceiving because curly hair tends to shrink once it’s dry.

3. It’s All Visual

When cutting textured hair in its natural state, some don't use a comb. Instead, they use the pinky finger to separate sections and to determine the curl pattern. Then,  simply cut any areas that are sticking out and thin out texturized ends by slide cutting.

4. Use The Right Products

The right products are a must for controlling unwanted frizz.  Find a product that speaks to clients with textured hair and they immediately know it will help control curls and offer some uniformity to their pattern

5. Work On Wet Hair

I recommend applying product on soaking wet hair and then using a paper  towel to squeeze out the excess water. ! Need a little help? No problem send me a an email on and I will help you. 

"I hope you found these tips helpful.  Value gained is by value earned."  

- Rosemary Tejeda

For Salon Staff Education and Coaching visit

*For a list of my beauty services visit my Service and menu page.  

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3 Tips To help You Get More Time


 Learn How To Work Faster With These 3 Tips

Time is money, but when you work behind the chair it can feel like time is the one thing you never have enough of!

1. It All Starts With The Consultation

Ever have a client be so in love with her hair at the end of an appointment only to come back a week later demanding it be fixed? A strong consultation is how you avoid redoing work later (and avoid clients who are shook by how much they owe after a service).

The consultation is all about the shared reality of what is achievable in the allowed time frame and what’s suitable for their lifestyle, texture, skin tone and other considerations.  Clients sometimes have unrealistic expectations based on an Instagram post but don’t realize why they can’t achieve the same results.  So use this time to get on the same page about the appointment as your client.

2. Don’t Be Afraid Of Foils

Your balayage client doesn’t want to be in your chair all day, and you have a schedule of multiple guests. That’s why foils perfectly align with the work smarter, not harder mantra—you can still achieve a lived-in feel but with more lift than traditional balayage. However, don't to go into autopilot when packing foils and over-color the hair, which won’t grow out nicely.  Instead you need a balance of light and shadow while being smarter/more strategic.  Foilayage and hair painting!

3. Keep Your Sections Simple

Sectioning is key for understanding where the color is going to live, which is why you need to keep it simple. Your sectioning technique will differ depending on the color service you’re doing for things like balayage and lived-in dimension.

"I hope you found these tips helpful.  Value gained is by value earned."  

- Rosemary Tejeda

For Salon Staff Education and Coaching visit

*For a list of my beauty services visit my Service and menu page.  

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Help My Curly Hair has Gone Crazy!


 Your curly- and wavy-haired clients are some of your favorites, but as you know, curls can go hand-in-hand with frizz, flatness and unruly shapes. Help is here- avoid these problem areas by following these suggestions:

1. A Triangle Shape

A triangle shape (flatness near the crown with more voluminous curls at the bottom) isn’t always a bad thing, but a lot of clients prefer to avoid it. Here’s how:

Create internal layering in the last 3 to 4 inches of the hair. Creating shorter pieces releases weight and allows the curls to lift in the crown area.

And for more volume at the roots, dry the hair using a diffuser and over-direct.

Another option when styling, place setting clips near the roots to lift hair away from scalp while it dries. Or just push the hair upward with your fingers while you dry.

2. Limp Curls

The only thing worse than frizz? Weak, lifeless curls. Use a volume gel or Texturizing spray while wet. 

Use your fingers to rake the product through the hair.

Shake the hair back into place, helping to form the curl.  Then hold the head slightly down and at an angle while you diffuse it, using your fingers to shake it and move the hair around. This will allow the curls to expand and dry with more volume and body.

Refresh second-day curls by applying a cocktail of leave-in conditioner and water, or curling random sections with a smaller barrel curling iron for more texture and body.

3. Frizz

Unfortunately, with curly hair often comes frizz. Avoid frizz by doing these things:

DON’T: Over-dry the hair. I prefer 70% or less.

DO: Suggest helpful ways yours clients can protect their hair while they sleep. One is called Pineappling (gathering hair into a loose top knot and securing it overnight) helps. I prefer to gather the hair and pin it loosely with large hair pins.  Another option is Satin Hair Cap to eliminating frizz, satin caps help keep curls defined.

I would recommend different products depending on the weather. For example, in humid weather, hair is more prone to absorb the water that’s in the air, so recommend a strong-hold product that doesn’t add moisture. I also do mix my products with an anti-frizz product to retain shine a softness.

"I hope you found these tips helpful.  Value gained is by value earned."  

- Rosemary Tejeda

For Salon Staff Education and Coaching visit

*For a list of my beauty services visit my Service and menu page.  

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The 5 things you should know before ASKING for Silver or Platinum . 


Platinum and silver are known for being high-maintenance shades, so it’s important your clients know the required upkeep before they commit to the transformation.

1. Don’t Use Drugstore Brands:

I know we are all for saving money, but when it comes to colored hair drugstore brands are not OK! If you are investing in your hair, then you should invest in the best products. So recommend your favorite sulfate-free products.

2. Toning Sessions Are A Must:

Toners are only supposed to last for 4 to 6 weeks at the most, so make sure they understand how important it is to come back in between lightening services to freshen up the color!

3. Recommend Your Favorite Purple Shampoo:

Help them keep unwanted yellow tones at bay even longer with purple shampoo. But make note that most can dry out the hair, so to keep the usage to a minimum i.e. only once a week.

4. Don’t Put Off The Retouch:

If you are known for never booking the follow-up appointment, don’t be afraid to tell them they shouldn’t wait longer than 5 to 6 months for a touch-up. When the grow-out is too long it’s very difficult to lighten the roots to match the ends, especially if the natural color is a Level 5 or darker.  Case in point it can also cause a lot of damage!

5. Meet Your New BFF, Dry Shampoo:

Chances are this may not be there first time getting their hair colored, so understand that dry shampoo is crucial. In other words do not wash your hair everyday. The longer, the better.

"I hope you found these tips helpful.  Value gained is by value earned."  

- Rosemary Tejeda

For Salon Staff Education and Coaching visit

*For a list of my beauty services visit my Service and menu page.  

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Guys Hair is getting LONGER!!!!!! 


Here Are 9 Tips in 2019 to help you with that BLOWOUT!

Are you maximizing your blowout services or blowing them off?  I am sharing some of the secrets to sectioning for maximum impact, building lift at the root, reducing your blow-dry time AND so much more. 

1. Overdirection Is Key

 Overdirect each section to a 90-degree angle for maximum, then blow-dry from roots to ends with a large round brush. Always wrap the ends in before allowing to cool and unwinding the section.

2. How To Determine Each Section Size

The size of your round brush should determine each section for the blowout—don’t use a brush that’s bigger than the section. A recommendation is using a brush that has a combination of nylon and natural boar bristles. The nylon will create grip and the natural bristles will add shine to the blowout.

3. Stop Ignoring Your Cool Shot Button

If you’re styling a client at the end of their color appointment, it’s important to maintain the integrity of their hair—especially before using hot tools!  Drying the hair with the cool air setting to keep styles looking (and feeling!) strong and healthy.

4. Cut Down Your Blow-Dry Time

Dry 50%without the nozzle to prep and remove at least 50 percent of the moisture. Then switch to the styling concentrator, which is narrower and more precise to allow for more control, when you begin round-brushing. This truly does speed up the blow-dry time.

5. Hair Cheat: Instant Lift At The Root

With this must-know secret for building that extreme, long-lasting lift at the root!

 Apply a root lifting product like Double Boost from Goldwell t to damp hair and blow-dry upside down. When your client flips their head back over—BOOM. You will achieve strong lift that lasts all night long, even on fine-haired clients.

6. Viral Blowout Technique: French Blow-Dry Set

It’s not a regular roller set, it’s a cool roller (round brush) set! 

7. Want Smooth Texture?:

Skip the round brush. First, run the brush through the section to detangle. Then, hover the nozzle half an inch above the section and direct the airflow on the dryer downward, brushing and passing through each section.

8. Extend The Life Of Your Blowout:

Don’t let your blowouts fall flat. Go home with  Dry Shampoo and show them where to apply to give blowout longevity. Here’s how:

Start where the hair collects the most excess oil and sweat—think the hairline, nape and at the crown and work in 1- and 2-inch sections.

Isolate each section, apply to the roots, process and massage thoroughly before moving on to the next section for even application.

Sit for 30 seconds, then massage so the product has time to fully absorb oils and odors from the scalp for a high-impact application.

9. What Your Clients Don’t Know Is Ruining Their Blowouts:

Education = improving retention. Your client probably doesn’t know what the hair cuticle is and why keeping it smooth is so crucial to limiting frizz, so talk it through. It should always be blowing in the same direction as the cuticle.

"I hope you found these tips helpful.  Value gained is by value earned."  

- Rosemary Tejeda

For Salon Staff Education and Coaching visit

*For a list of my beauty services visit my Service and menu page.  

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Guys Hair is getting LONGER!!!!!! 


If you want to know what’s happening with men’s hair, check with the men’s grooming pros at American Crew. They always have their fingers on the pulse of trends for guys. They pioneered the men’s barbering movement, the development of modern men’s grooming products and the creation of stunning men’s imagery. So when they say the latest trend is longer lengths in men’s haircutting—believe it.

Barbering has been a strong trend for some time now. The techniques like skinning and fades are still popular. But we’re starting to see a response to these shapes in the form of longer hair for guys. These are wearable lengths that give guys the opportunity to move into something new from the more aggressive fades and tapers.

Remember That Length is Relative

We’re not talking flowing, Fabio hair here. Instead, this transition is about a little more length, with perimeters that aren’t as clean as crisply barbered shapes, and lots of internal texture. It’s a way to transition out of a fade. 

Sustain the Shape

When choosing the length, keep in mind that long is too long if the cut can’t support and sustain a shape. That will vary by hair type.  But a sustained long shape is what makes long hair modern. You also want to find the length that will give the client versatility. He should be able to wear it groomed or loose. I like shapes inspired by a blend of periods—like Bohemian rocker.

Lean = Masculine

To keep long hair looking masculine, you must acknowledge the principles of masculine design. First and foremost, the shapes must be tall and lean. That’s true even if you’re doing a shaggier cut with a ‘60s or ‘70s vibe. If shapes are too round or too wide, we lose our objective and the look becomes too feminine.

Customize the Silhouette

Again, long hair demands a visit to the basics of design when it comes to adapting the shape to each client. If the client has a full or round face.  It’s critical to create a long profile with height on top. Razor cutting is ideal for this. If the face is elongated, keep the bottom lean but avoid fullness on top. Create texture but not height.

Cut for the Texture

When it comes to technique, one approach does not fit all textures. If the hair is thick, for example, use extended, anti-head shape applications which would be defined as the exact opposite of graduation. Take vertical sections, go to the base of the fingers and slide the razor out from the head. This allows you to debulk without losing length. Cutting curly hair would be similar. Curly hair has its own support mechanism. The texture of the curl will determine if you should use a razor or shears. Fine hair is an individual situation. If the hair is so fine you can see through it, you don’t really have the luxury of extending the length. Keep it short.

Choose the Right Styling Products

Longer hair definitely needs the support of grooming products.  A hands-free texturizing spray that sprays on and acts as a liquid wax or a cream paste to add and control texture.

Teach Him How to Use His Products

You have to educate guys about product usage. They aren’t born knowing how to apply pomade or grooming crème, and they probably didn’t get lessons from their dads. Always tell them why you chose the product you did, how much to use, how to work it into their hands and press it into their hair.  If they blow dry, show them how to do it with their hands to create tension and support. Give them a mirror and let them see the back and sides to understand how it will grow out. These are usually ‘aha’ moments for guys!

Rebook Wisely

Appointment frequency for longer haircuts may diminish, so The long hair clients should book  for a bang or neck trim after four weeks, and re-texturize the hair if necessary during that visit if needed. Then four weeks after that, I’ll book him for a full haircut.”

"I hope you found these tips helpful.  Value gained is by value earned."  

- Rosemary Tejeda

For Salon Staff Education and Coaching visit

*For a list of my beauty services visit my Service and menu page.  

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Tips on How to wave your hair yourself?


Flat Iron Tips For Client-Friendly Waves

You want the hair they are seeing on Instagram and those inspiration pics usually include cool-girl waves— how to achieve this look at home? 

 1. Waving 101: Break Down The Basics

Don’t leave the salon without these waving basics below! 

Hear are some of the Basics Below:

In the front hairline sections, curl the hair away from the face.

For more movement and texture, alternate the direction of every curl.

Different sections will determine different curl patterns. Smaller sections will create heavier texture and bigger sections will create looser waves.

Whether you flip over the hair and shake out the curls or comb through using a wide tooth comb, suggests different ways of breaking up waves.