Monday, February 23, 2015

The Magic of Locs: Coloring and Styling

Locs, or dreadlocks, are a unique subset of the texture of natural hair. There are many methods to start locs, but the end result is strands of hair that matte and lock together to create a hanging, rope-like appearance.
It is important to understand that locs, while just as versatile as any other hair type, do not behave like loose hair. We are offering a one-day clinic to educate loc wearers and loc stylists alike on how to approach two popular techniques: Coloring locs, and Cutting them.

World-renowned loctitian Thierry Baptiste will discuss:

  1. Theory: What are Locs and how does this TEXTURE of hair react to the chemistry of color
  2. Forms of Color: rinses, demi, semi, permanent, and bleach alternatives. 
  3. Cutting Locs: The taboos, The fear, The Truth. Long layers, bobs, and bangs - how to cut them properly. 
  4. Color Applications: highlights, partial heads, whole heads, lowlights, reverse highlighs
  5. Stylings - Thinking outside the box techniques. 
  6. Bonus for Professionals: "I cover Internet marketing via social media networking and how to get published without paying magazines. My business being world renown is a product of social media and I have been published in magazines around the world and have not paid a dime nor have I ever entered a Loc Competition, which is the traditional way of getting recognized and rising to the top in our industry. I represent The New Era of Locs!"- Thierry Baptiste
Tickets for this unique course available now for Class in South Florida on March 22nd and Thierry Baptiste will be taking clients the next day at All Dolled Up Salons !

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Monday, February 16, 2015

The Benefits of Steam Treating your Hair

The single constant in hair is this: hair NEEDS moisture. Hair without sufficient moisture is weak, brittle, crunchy, and dull. Everything about it is sad. Moisture itself boils down to one thing: water. Which brings us to the increasingly popular steam treatment. A steam treatment is exactly what it sounds like. You sit under a machine that looks like a hair dryer, but instead of hot air, steam comes out. The steam opens the cuticles of your hair, allowing it to absorb water and other products to it's maximum potential. A 30-minute steam treatment can make all the difference in how your hair receives a deep conditioning, or even a new color. How else does it help your hair?

  • Moisture Retention- Moisturized hair is cooperative hair. It will hold the styles you want better and for longer periods of time. Take your twist out from 3 days to 7!
  • Curl Definition- You know that gorgeous curl pattern you have fresh out of the shower that disappears in a ball of frizz once your hair is dry? That's moisture at work! This is why it's so important to infuse your hair with moisture.
  • Hair Strength- Dry hair is brittle and weak. It breaks off when it's manipulated. Moisture gives your hair the strength to bounce back to normal after it's manipulated. This is the key to length retention.
There are multiple hair steamers on the market in a variety of price ranges. It is understandable that any healthy hair seeker may want to try the technique before making the investment, so visit All Dolled Up during the month of February to get a FREE steam treatment included in your service appointment. All you have to do is book your appointment with our Featured Stylist, Anthea Rolle.

Monday, February 9, 2015

ADU Client Corner: Desi James

Desi has been an All Dolled Up customer since the 'Davie Blvd days' - for over 20 years. Even during the eight years she worked in Chicago, she would always get her hair done at ADU on her trips home to Ft Lauderdale. Her loyalty is due to the professionalism, knowledge and personal caring and attention of the staff.
Since retiring a year ago after 34 years in the banking/insurance fields, she has been having a great time with her husband, daughters and 7 year old grandson - from eating Sunday dinners together to visiting Legoland to going to the circus. She enjoys giving back to the community and volunteers with the United Way Reading Pals program. Desi is also trying new activities such as chair yoga and 5K walks/run with her daughter. She plans to continue looking for volunteer opportunities along with doing more traveling. 

Desi's favorite service is All Dolled Up's Signature Wash and Style. The combination of great value and style cannot be matched anywhere.