Q. After so many years of success in South Florida, why did you move to Phoenix and open a salon in the 32nd Street neighborhood?
A. My family ultimately brought me to AZ. I have three siblings in the Valley and my recently widowed mother. I also wanted a new challenge in an area that was thriving and growing. I have owned a home in the 32nd Street area since 2005 and the timing all fell into place to make the move. The opportunity to be a part of this awesome area and its growth is exciting.
Q. I am hoping to grow my hair out. How often should I have it trimmed?
A. Many things factor into the timing of trimming your hair while growing it out. If you start out with healthy trimmed ends you shouldn’t trim very often. Every three to six months is plenty to help maintain its shape. If you keep cutting, it won’t get longer. Chemically compromised hair may need more attention but again, cutting the ends does not encourage growth. You are paying for what you leave with on your head, not what is on the floor. Patience is key.
Q. Are sulfate-free shampoos really better for your hair and scalp?
A. Sulfate-free is definitely a marketing trend right now. Sulfate-free shampoos are gentler, and important to use if you have a keratin treatment in your hair and if you shampoo daily. They are also recommended if you experience dry or sensitive scalp. Keep in mind you will not experience as much lather and will need to scrub a bit more to really get your hair and scalp clean. The sulfates in products help produce the thick rich lather that many of us are used to. There are many shampoos with sulfates that are still great!
Q. With all of the fashion hair colors that are popular right now, how can I keep my hair social media ready and maintain the vibrancy?
A. Aside from having a stylist work on your hair every day, plan on setting aside extra time each morning. High maintenance hair color is high maintenance every day. Although you will not want to shampoo as often, there are products available now that directly deposit color when shampooing and conditioning at home. These, along with heat protectant and shine serums, can make a huge difference in extending the color and helping keep a healthy appearance. Having the right tools and products at home will definitely simplify your routine. Always ask lots of questions when you get new color and/or style.
Your stylist wants you to feel great about the way you look every day, not just the day you have your appointment.