Crazy Hair Trend: Velaterapia

Crazy Hair Trend: Velaterapia

There are no shortage of crazy trends as you may very well know- from fitness, to fashion, to nutrition, and now even hair! The latest hair care craze you may have heard about is called Velaterapia, the act of burning your hair with a candle in order to rid your strands of split-ends. At this point you are probably thinking, “But wait, aren’t we supposed avoid burning our hair?” And who could blame you, this fad seems pretty out there at first, but could it be that there is more to it? Velaterapia first caught mass attention when Victoria’s Secret model, Alessandra Ambrosio, posted an Instagram photo of herself getting the treatment done. To begin the process, the stylist  first separates your hair into sections. Next, each section is twisted, and finally a candle flame is gently grazed up and down across the twisted sections in order to burn off the split ends and leave your hair looking shiny. The process is said to seal the strands after burning off the split and damaged parts, leaving behind a passage of nutrients to its interior, and giving your hair a healthier appearance.It can be done on dyed or natural hair and is said to work well on all hair types. One Velaterapia treatment can take up to four hours, so if you are booking in appointment make sure you have ample time.  This sounds like a God-send, but is it safe and does it have possible long-term negative consequences for your strands? Where safety is concerned, my suggestion is to go to a professional. One YouTube search and you’ll have about twenty DIY Velaterapia videos which I highly discourage you from trying at home. Remember that one time when you cut your own bangs and lived to regret it? Imagine that feeling and multiply by 100 and you’ll start to somewhat understand how you will feel if you do an at-home Velaterapia treatment and it goes wrong. Ouch! As far as possible long-term consequences, there is a possibility that it might weaken your hair strands by making them more vulnerable. There just may be more effective way to deal with split ends (an old fashioned trim, for example). Would you ever try Velaterapia? Let me know if the comments below! Renee Taglia is located in a Beverly Hills California. Contact her here for a consultation on how to discover (and keep) your perfect...

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Secrets of a Master Hair Colorist: Boar Bristle Brushes!

Secrets of a Master Hair Colorist: Boar Bristle Brushes!

Have you ever wondered how classic silver screen starlets got their glamorous hair? The likes of Lauren Bacall, Katherine Hepburn and Rita Hayworth used boar bristle brushes, a hair secret that’s been circulation since the 1800’s! Boar bristle brushes not only naturally condition your hair, they stimulate your scalp and reduce frizz as well. The secret to using your boar bristle brush correctly is to wait a few days after washing your hair, and then brush from the root to tip. This will help distribute your natural oils all the way to your mid shaft and ends! There’s no better way to achieve a natural shine. My product pick for the best boar bristle brush is Mason Pearson. You can choose from a selection of styles at Nordstrom and other retailers. Healthy, shiny hair is soon to be yours! Happy brushing!     Renee Taglia is located in a Beverly Hills California. Contact her here for a consultation on how to discover (and keep) your perfect color. LIKE Renee Taglia Hair Color on Facebook for more tips and...

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Chicago Bound + Snapchat

Chicago Bound + Snapchat

No matter how many planes I board and long hours I work, my passion for amazing hair color only increases! As a Master Colorist, my mission is to formulate your Optimum Color that will compliment your natural Eye Color, Face Shape, Lifestyle and Natural Hair Color and texture. When my clients are in my chair at my new private studio, they receive my ultimate attention and I work with them to shape a customized color that enhances their natural beauty. I’ve been a Wella Educator for many years now, and every time I work with other Colorists, I’m not only teaching, but learning as well. It was wonderful to spend the past few days at the #WellaStudio amongst some super talented people! I am excited to showcase some of the newest tricks and trends, so if you haven’t scheduled an appointment in a while, now’s the perfect time to do so! From February 5th-8th I’ll be in Chicago doing more of what I love! Be sure to follow along on my Instagram and be part of the adventure. I also share a ton of before and after hair color action on my Snapchat, so be sure to follow :) See you soon Chi-town! Love, Renee   Renee Taglia is located in a Beverly Hills California. Contact her here for a consultation on how to discover (and keep) your perfect color. LIKE Renee Taglia Hair Color on Facebook for more tips and tricks!...

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3 Innovative Ways To Fight Hair Static

3 Innovative Ways To Fight Hair Static

It happens to the best of us: FRIZZ and STATIC! Especially now that winter’s in full swing for most of us, slipping in and out of jackets, scarves and sweaters only seems to make it worse. Whether you’re traveling or need to get rid of a few flyaways before your next Tinder date, here are a few easy tips that are sure to conquer all hair static! 1. Products:  Try Hair Spray or Chihtsai No 12 Instant Treatment. It’s an amazing leave in. It’s smart to keep a travel-sized bottle in your hair so that whenever you’re in a bind, you can simply spritz or pump, and your hair will be back to gorgeous! 2. Unconventional Fix: Dryer Sheets! Did you know that wrapping your brush or comb in a dryer sheet will help eliminate static? You can also try wiping them over your hair to get rid of those pesky fly aways. Works like a charm! 3. Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize! Lotions and any kind of added moisture, when used sparingly, are great at helping alleviate static. You can also keep a humidifier in your house to ensure that the air your hair breathes is full of moisture. Watch how magically a little moisture will cure your static woes! I hope this post helps your eliminate static for good! Got any of your own tips on fighting static? I’d love to know what they are! Feel free to leave me a message in the comments :) Love, Renee Renee Taglia is located in a Beverly Hills California. Contact her here for a consultation on how to discover (and keep) your perfect color. LIKE Renee Taglia Hair Color on Facebook for more tips and...

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My New Oasis – I Moved to a Private Hair Salon!!!

My New Oasis – I Moved to a Private Hair Salon!!!

For the entirety of my career as a Master Hair Colorist, I’ve worked at various high-end salons, most recently Gavert-Atelier in Beverly Hills. As a client-centric hair colorist, it is always my mission to optimize my client’s experience when she/he is in my chair; that’s why at the end of 2015 I made the decision to leave Gavert-Atelier and opening up shop in a private hair salon. This move has proven to be one of the best decisions I have made! Nestled in the heart of Beverly Hills is my gorgeous oasis. The new studio is complete with two private rooms so that my busy clients can maintain a low-key vibe as they go in and out. I wanted to create a place of optimum luxury for them, but also have it be a place where they can be at ease. They do not have to feel the pressure to dress up simply to come to the hair salon. Instead, they can completely relax and be fully taken care of in their time at the salon. Many of my clients have insanely busy schedules, and as a traveling Master Hair Colorist and Wella Educator, it is often a challenge on both our ends to schedule appointments. At my private studio, I have the ability to take clients 24/7 so that their schedules are accommodated. Couple that with the ample parking, amazing lighting in the salon and top of the line products and you will understand why my clients and I have never felt more at home. Come in for a visit and see for yourself, e-mail me to schedule an appointment or get in touch via social media. I can’t wait to share this sanctuary with my clients, old and new. Renee Taglia is located in a Beverly Hills California. Contact her here for a consultation on how to discover (and keep) your perfect color. LIKE Renee Taglia Hair Color on Facebook for more tips and tricks!...

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