Bang Bang Options

So you want bangs? Not sure if they will flatter you? Maybe you want them to be a completely different color than your natural hair without damaging your hair? I highly recommend purchasing a clip in bang piece (or weaving one in)!  Then, when your over the look, you stop using the clip in and your hair will remain intact! Love the look? Now you know that you can fearlessly chop your own bangs into a face flattering shape!

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Too tangled to Tango

Does your hair get matted into big messy knots? Is it so tangled you can’t see a way out? Don’t get frustrated! Instead, get trims regularly to ensure your cuticle layer is closed tight – limiting tangles. Next use a wide tooth comb, saturate the hair with a heavy cream conditioner and comb from the ends moving up. Be sure to use products with high quality ingredients. We love:

http://shopaks.com/products/phytomist-1 Use this as a detangler and hydrator

http://shopaks.com/products/phytobaume-hydration-conditioner Use in the shower with a comb to cut down on the amount of tangles post shower

http://shopaks.com/products/phytojoba-shampoo-1 Amazingly hydrating shampoo

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“I want to color my own hair because….”

There is seldom a good reason to go to a store and purchase hair color to apply on yourself. There are multiple variables that will go into your hair color. 9 times out of 10, results go awry and now you have to spend lots of time and money in a salon getting corrective color. Instead, whenever you are making a change in your hair color, for the level of complexity needed to achieve great color results, come see a Salon AKS color expert! Here at AKS, our talented staff is available Monday-Saturday for your convenience. A consultation is complimentary so come in any time to seek our experts advice.

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Help! What do I do with my frizzy, dry, curly hair?!

Good nutrition and scalp circulation are vital to healthy hair as is using professional grade products that are pH balanced for your hair. Yes, they are more expensive but they are also more concentrated, thereby lasting you longer. Invest in products that will bring hydration and elasticity back to your hair.  My first recommendation would be to use an ultra hydrating shampoo and conditioner that has keratin in it to smooth the cuticle layer. We love: http://shopaks.com/products/aks-anti-frizz-shampoo and http://shopaks.com/products/aks-anti-frizz-conditioner

When it comes to styling products, look for products that are anti-humectants as well as hydrating. You want to apply product as soon as you are out of the shower. Lightly towel dry and then apply (you don’t want it dripping wet but you also don’t want to give your hair the opportunity to dry before you get the product in). For hydration, start with a leave in conditioner: http://shopaks.com/products/phyto-9. For no frizz, shiny texture, use 3-4 drops of: http://shopaks.com/products/salon-aks-serum. Start with three pumps and work the serum in your hands. Then use your fingers like a comb to distribute the product from  mid-length to the ends evenly throughout the hair, lastly use what is left on your hands for the hairline and roots. Next apply a curl control cream, my favorite is MoroccanOil’s Curl Defining Cream. Apply in the same way that you did the serum. You may need more at your roots for better hold and frizz control. These products are awesome! They help control the frizz and maintain your curl without making your hair crunchy or left looking wet.

Once the product is in you can leave it to air dry. You could also twist larger sections, away from your face and air dry. Then break up the sections once it is dry. You can use a diffuser attachment on your blow dryer that disperses the air and dries your hair with less disruption.

If your hair is really curly and you want a more relaxed curl you could get a Brazilian Blow Out, this treatment helps manage frizz and tames your curls but does not completely straighten the hair. It also makes your hair easier to blow dry smooth or straight. A keratin will also relax your curl but leave your hair on the straighter side and it is a lot easier to blow dry straight.

Please reference the article on Symptoms of a Curly Girl on the AKS website for more tips on styling.

Who’s the best person to go to? How far in advance should I book my appointment?

The best time to book your future appointment is about two weeks prior to when you would like to come in.  Our stylist price ranges are from $105-$265. We have many excellent stylists to choose from. You may view each of their profiles on our website: www.salonaks.com/experts. Or, you are welcome to come by for a complimentary consultation with any of our experts.

For an appointment, please contact us at:

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Phone: 212-888-0707

Email: info@salonaks.com

My hair is limp and thin. When I put it in a ponytail it stay’s in the same shape after I take the hair tie off. It’s dull. I have little flyaways. What can i do?

It sounds like your hair is lacking moisture and elasticity. Good nutrition and scalp circulation are vital to healthy hair as is using professional grade products that are pH balanced for your hair. Yes, they are more expensive but they are also more concentrated, thereby lasting you longer. Invest in products that will bring hydration and elasticity back to your hair. Get your hair trimmed regularly (every 6 weeks) in order to remove your split ends. As long as your ends are split, you will be unable to grow any length because they will always break off. Products we love to help you along: http://shopaks.com/products/aks-volumizing-shampoo for a lightweight, hydrating and volumizing hair cleanse. To increase hair vitality and strength, use this amazing hair and nail vitamin: http://shopaks.com/products/phytophanere-for-hair-nails. The vitamins take 3 months to show their effects but the effects are long lasting. Compound the effects by treating your scalp with Phytocyane Densifying Treatment.

Here at Salon AKS we have a treatment by Loreal Professional called Fiberceutic. This treatment works wonders to help restore both moisture and elasticity to the hair and is used primarily by those who do not want to cut a significant amount of their hair off but need it to be healthy again.  These in-salon treatments are professionally formulated for a customized, individually prescriptive experience. Featuring clinical strength technologies to target all areas of the hair strand, the Ceutic treatments provide long-lasting benefits.  We recommend coming into the salon for a Fiberceutic treatment and then following it up at home with the Loreal Fiberceutic shampoo and conditioner. Please call 212-888-0707 for the next available appointment.

Come in to Salon AKS anytime for a complimentary consultation and for the best style advice and personalized product recommendations.
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My colorist at home….

AKS gets many requests to advise colorists outside of NYC on how to achieve a particular color.  It is difficult to give detailed advice on hair color options as there are many variables that get factored in to achieve great results.  It’s important to know that different areas of the hair shaft have different levels of porosity. Based on that and the condition of your hair, that is what determines what a colorist can or cannot achieve on your hair. Bring photos of your desired end result and speak with your colorist about the best method to achieve it. Find a celebrity whose style you like that has similar coloring to you and emulate their look.

Salon AKS is located at 689 5th Ave, NY, NY. Drop in at anytime for a complimentary consultation and professional advice.

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How do I stop my hair from breaking?!

First, you must determine the cause of the breakage. Are your ponytails too tight? Is your hair over processed? To what extent is your hair damaged? And what will change about your day to day routine to keep your hair from getting damaged again once its been repaired or cut? Generally speaking, once hair is truly broken, there is no good way to repair it and so it is best to cut it into a healthy state and move forward from there.

Good nutrition and scalp circulation are vital to healthy hair as is using professional grade products that are pH balanced for your hair. Yes, they are more expensive but they are also more concentrated, thereby lasting you longer. Invest in products that will bring hydration and elasticity back to your hair. Get your hair trimmed regularly every 6 weeks- in order to remove your split ends. As long as your ends are split, you will be unable to grow any length because they will always break off.

Products we love to help you along:
To stimulate hair growth and promote strong, shiny hair: http://shopaks.com/products/phytophanere-for-hair-nails
For a weightless treatment option: http://shopaks.com/products/secret-de-nuit
Heat protectant to be used before heat styling: http://shopaks.com/products/phyto-9
Come in to Salon AKS anytime for a complimentary consultation and for the best style advice and personalized product recommendations.
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