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Trending Cool for Men: The Taper Fade

Posted by Mickey B.

  It’s hard to avoid reading, seeing or hearing about “the fade.” This popular hairstyle for men, with all of its many variations, is everywhere – check out Brad Pitt. According to GQ Style, it’s become a universal cut, worn by investment bankers and lawyers as well as by the young and cool set. 

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Hair Pomade: Not Your Father’s Hair Wax

Posted by Mickey B.

Men’s grooming is one of the fastest growing categories in our industry. Men are spending more time in salons, and they’re not just getting haircuts. Beard grooming and hair coloring to camouflage gray are among the most popular services men are requesting. Like their female counterparts, men want advice on at home care.

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Mickey Bolek: How to Keep That Vibrant Hair Color

Posted by Mickey B.

You know that feeling you get when you leave the salon with the perfect hair color? It’s the finishing touch on the investment you’ve made in your appearance. You are ready for anything that comes your way! Here are some tips for how to keep that vibrant hair color looking great. 

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There’s No Bargain – A Good Haircut is Priceless!

Posted by Mickey B.

Maybe it’s because I “do hair.” But I am always mystified by the tendency for those who “wear hair” to look for a bargain haircut. It doesn’t make sense to shop for the best fashion and then cut corners at the hair salon. Why? Unlike those great boots or designer label pants, you wear your haircut every day.

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Mickey Bolek’s Summer Hair Care Tips

Posted by Mickey B.

Summer’s here and it’s time to head to the beach. As a stylist, I think about what happens to your hair when you expose it to the combination of sun and salt water or chlorine. Summer hair care can be a challenge.

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Hot Hairstyle Trends for Your Summer Fun

Posted by Mickey B.

The 2016 beach season has begun. You’ve spent hours getting the right bathing suit, planning trips, and praying to the weather gods that the rain holds off till September. Now, what about your hair?

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Mickey Bolek: Your Hair Stylist Wants You to Look Great!

Posted by Mickey B.

Whenever I color, cut, or style someone’s hair I want the end result to be head-turning. I want perfect strangers saying, “I love your hair! Who is your stylist?” I’m not alone. All top hair stylists know that successful hairstyles require a relationship with you, the customer. Here’s a reposting of what I said about this more than a year ago…

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How to Tame Frizzy Hair When Summer Turns Humid

Posted by Mickey B.

Here in Washington DC we typically have very humid summers. This year will not disappoint – forecast says we can expect one of the hottest and most humid summers in years. You know what that means for your hair – sun damage and frizz! 

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Do You Really Need Shampoo?

Posted by Mickey B.

Spring brings all kinds of new trends in hair care. Some people have substituted a water rinse or conditioner for shampoo. This trend is fueled by a belief that shampooing is bad and that your hair will be healthier and shinier by letting its natural oils do the work. That is not entirely true. You may actually do more harm and have fewer benefits than you think.

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Jewel Tones Colors for Me?

Posted by Mickey B.

If you’ve been paying attention to social media you have been introduced to “fashion” or “jewel” tones for hair color. Ranging from silvery gray to hot pink to fiery coral – with denim blue in there – these tones are capturing this season’s fashion headlines.

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