I’m getting to know Santa Barbara better every day. What I’ve heard in my chair mostly these first 6 months is requests for little or no hair products. This puts me in a bit of a pickle. While I want very much to give you the service you want, I also want very much to give you the hair style you’ve requested. Most days that means putting a little something-something in your hair.
If I insist on putting some goo in your hair, please don’t be offended. I just want to give you the best possible results. California poses a number of environmental challenges to most hairstyles.
The sun will dry your hair and fade your color. In most cases, I want to slather your hair with moisture. I want to protect it from damage. In most cases, I want to help you protect your investment in hair color and provide products with UV protection.
In most cases the ocean provides terrific texture. Add a little sunscreen and you have yourself great “Beachy Waves”. But, see the facts above. If you’re spending time at the beach, you’re exposing your hair to drying atmospheric elements that could again ruin the investment you’ve made with me. Let me use some leave in conditioner to replace the moisture and protein the ocean has removed.
Santa Barbara has the most amazing weather. Our mornings are a little overcast, sometimes foggy, usually humid. This is going to make your hair frizzy. There, I said the word, yes frizzy. If I’m seeing you earlier in the day, I’m going to want to put some serum in your hair. Yes, it’s an oil, yes, if you use too much it can appear greasy, but I won’t do that to you! I’m going to use the serum to smooth the cuticle of your hair and seal it so it won’t absorb any more water from the air. Cool huh? I might also add the serum as a finish product to again smooth and gloss your hair.
As I’ve mentioned, I’m using Alterna Haircare Products at my station and now they’re available to you through Mira Bella’s retail area. I may also cocktail in some Kevin Murphy products, a higher end product that’s also available.
I am all about keeping it natural, but I promise the products that I recommend to you when I’m styling your hair are all natural. They are free of alcohol, sulfates and parabens and are not tested on animals. They will rinse right out on your first shower, so you won’t get any build-up. Come on, treat yourself to a little aromatherapy session while I create the perfect hairstyle just for you.
Sarah Kelly – p3hair