Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Volume 2: Easy Assymetrical Bun

Assymetrical designs were a big trend for 2009 like Heidi Klum's dress shown above (, so why not top off the year with an easy assymetrical updo.  This style looks great paired with an assymetrical top or dress (with the bun being over the bare shoulder). Director Bryan Bisson demonstrates how to get this look at home. Bryan has worked with Bobby for over 5 years and loves doing multi-dimentional color, long layers, and short sexy haircuts. To book an appointment with Bryan call us at 317-251-5000.

1) Begin with "dirty" hair or curls that were done the day before.  Kricia curled her hair like Kate Hudson's hair (click here to see how).

2) Tease hair at the crown to add volume

3) Finger rake the hair back into a side ponytail. Keep it messy and tousled looking and secure with an elastic.

4) Seperate pieces and tease each piece, then pin until bun is complete.

5) Spray with hairspray and cheers to a new year!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Party Hair- Volume 1: How to Curl

Party Hair

New Year's Eve is almost here and Bobby Cooper Salon wants you to look your best.  If you don't have time to book an appointment, we are willing to share a few secrets of our own to do your hair at home. Check back tomorrow for "Volume" 2 on how to do an updo!

1) Wash and towel dry hair. 

2) Apply a heat protector like Kerastase Nectar Thermique mid-shaft through ends and a root booster on roots (Shu's Fiber Lift) to add volume.

3) Blowdry hair and spray on a curl holder and protector (Shu's Iron Design).

4) Using 1.25 inch curling iron clamp 1 inch section of hair close to the scalp leaving a tail. Gently rolling curling iron until the tail is the last piece into the curling iron (so your ends don't get fried). See picture for more details.

5) Repeat all over head keeping curls facing down and away from face.

6) Once you look like Goldilocks, like picture to the left, brush out curls. We know, you worked so hard for them! 
7) Begin teasing hair by pulling 1 inch sections at the crown. Using a fine toothed comb, comb hair in downward direction only, until hair is teased. Smooth top layer with your fingers and tease ends with a pick.

8) Spray with hairspray and you're done!

Monday, December 28, 2009

Moisture Treatment at Home

Winterize Your Hair
Hair can get very dry during harsh winter months, so it's a good idea to apply a moisture treatment once or twice a week. At Bobby Cooper Salon we recommend using Shu Uemura's Moisture Velvet Nourishing Treatment or Kerastase Masquintense. Also, avoid washing your hair with shampoo daily and try to only wash hair every other day or two. Shampoo strips the hair of natural oils and makes hair even dryer. For curly girls, it's best to shampoo once a week and wet hair as often as needed only using conditioner. Follow this easy three step process for healthy moisturized strands:

1) Apply quarter size amount of hair treatment, like ones shown above, to towel dried hair.

2) Comb treatment through strands with a wide toothed plastic comb.

3) Cover with plastic cap and let it sit for 15 minutes. For extra moisture zap with a blowdryer for 5 minutes or so.

To finish, rinse hair and style like usual. You can also sleep in mask overnight for the same effect. This service is available in our salon for an additional charge to any service. Call for more information

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

The Rachel McAdam's Challenge

After spotting Rachel McAdam's hair for her Sherlock Holmes premiere in London, stylist Riley Barker wanted to take on the challenge to re-create this look.  Riley has assisted under Bobby for over a year and is now ready to take the floor.  Aside from color and highlights, Riley loves creating updo's for weddings and special events as well as doing short hair cuts. With her original style Riley is sure to help you create your own unique look. She takes clients Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday.
 Call to book an appointment at 317-251-5000.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

How to: Re-create Kate Hudson's Hair

Bobby loves Kate Hudson's hair on the front of the January issue of Harper's Bazaar and he wants you to be able to re-create this look at home for your upcoming holiday parties or for a fun night out. Follow these easy steps to get happy, bouncy hair this season!

1) After washing hair, part the hair on the opposite side you would normally part and blow dry.
2) Spray on Shu Uemura's Iron Design to hold curl and protect hair from heat.
3) Curl hair down and away from face using a 1.25 inch curling iron.
4) Brush out curls
5) Then, flip hair back to your normal part. Doing this will create the voluminous part shown above.
6) Tease hair at the crown, hairspray hair all over, and smile.

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To curl hair down, hold the curling iron horizontal and angled away from face, like Lauren is showing here.