Blowouts, Manicures & HydraFacials Top Miami Beach’s NYE Beauty Plans at McAllister

Blowouts, Manicures & HydraFacials Top Miami Beach’s NYE Beauty Plans at McAllister

New Year’s Eve is almost here, which means it’s time to start worrying about beauty preparations! Whether it’s your hair, nails or makeup, we can help you achieve the perfect holiday look to start the New Year in fashion! #2020

Choosing your hairstyle for this holiday might be one of the biggest decisions, but it doesn’t have to be difficult! Our McAllister stylists use Oribe hair styling products to manage even the most difficult hair types.  Whether it’s heat-damaged, dry or dull, this product will make it look healthier and rejuvenated. From gorgeous updos to amazing blowouts, our stylists will weave Oribe’s magic into your hair to keep it moisturized & shiny throughout all of your New Year’s plans! Our McAllister stylists also offer intricate braids for a picture-perfect hairstyle on the 31st. Stop by our salon or call for a free consultation & we will find the right look for all your holiday plans.

Nothing is worse than breaking out right before a holiday, but we are here to ease your worries. With a HydraFacial treatment, you can get perfect skin just hours before your evening’s events. This treatment only takes 45 minutes to clear any imperfections or blemishes. That’s right!… 45 minutes to erase a bit of sun-damage from summer tanning sessions or dry skin spots from the recent cold winter weather. Get rid of those aging lines, making it seem as if this past year never happened! HydraFacial offers different treatment plans, depending on your skin type. With a quick skin analysis, we can recommend the best one for you. Each facial treatment provides immediately visible results with no discomfort or downtime. It’s the best facial treatment to get your skin glowing right before the holidays. Start 2020 with younger, fresh, clear skin.

With your skin looking healthier than ever, our McAllister makeup artists can create the perfect make-up look to pair with your New Year’s outfit. With your personal style in mind, they will apply the matching make-up for your event. The combination of HydraFacial and make-up applications will make sure you look back on your New Year’s pictures with a smile! To top it off, our nail technicians are always available to polish off your image with an immaculate manicure and perfect pedicure.

If any of these options interest you, come by for a free consultation to prepare your ideal look for SoBe’s New Year’s Eve festivities! If you’re ready to book an appointment with a McAllister stylist, do it ASAP because our team’s schedules are filling up fast! Call or text us for more information or to book an appointment.

Trendy Tones Talk from Our Hair Salon

Trendy Tones Talk from Our Hair Salon

It’s only March, but 2017’s latest hair color trends have already presented themselves in full force. This year is all about warmth and comfort – something we can definitely get behind – with buttery blondes, interesting oranges and rich browns taking center stage.

Step Up Your Hair Game This Spring 2017

We’ve consulted our veteran color gurus right here at McAllister to breakdown what’s hot and what’s not for 2017:

1. Bronde Hair

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Aptly named “2017’s BIGGEST hair color trend” by Instyle Magazine, “Bronde” is a happy medium between bombshell blonde and rich brunette that women can’t seem to resist. While the color is nothing new to the world of hair, it’s showing no signs of going anywhere anytime soon, with trendsetting celebs like Gigi Hadid breathing new life into the ”˜do.

The trend fuses brown and blonde hues to create a sun-kissed look that instantly warms up winter-worn skin, yet won’t look out of place come spring. Bronde is universally flattering for all women as your stylist can play with levels of warm and cool tones to find the best combination to suit your skin.

2. Blorange Color!

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The funkier, edgier cousin to the “Bronde” hair-do, “Blorange” (blood and orange) is the latest color craze to sweep Instagram, making it the color mix to watch this season.

Offering a fun alternative to the more subdued warm peaches, rose golds and strawberry blondes hues popular in 2016, Blorange (recently referred to as a “sunset on your head” by Refinery29) offers a beautiful shade somewhere between blonde and ginger. Its reddish undertones make it especially complimentary on fair and golden skin.

3. Hair Eclipting

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A term coined by Aveda’s global artistic director for hair color, Ian Michael Black, “eclipting” translates the art of makeup contouring to the hair, using strategic color placement for added definition and dimension. And according to NYLON, it’s going to be the next ombre!

To achieve the look, stylists first color the whole head a deep, darker base, prior to artfully placing lighter highlights in strategic sections to accentuate the shape of the hair, while simultaneously contouring the face. Looking to thin out the cheeks?

A darker hue drawn down the lengths of face-framing pieces will do the trick! Rather concentrate on making your eyes pop? Nothing a bit of darker fringe can’t fix. The possibilities are endless!

Ready to Mix Up Your Color?

A new do is only one click away! Request an appointment online here or schedule a live stream consultation here.

Stay Foxy, Not Frizzy This Summer

Stay Foxy, Not Frizzy This Summer

5 Simple Solutions for Keeping A Manageable Mane in Miami’s Humid Climate

While we all love summer, the season is home to myriad of beauty challenges we often struggle to overcome. Between unsightly tan lines, painful sunburns and enough bug bites to make a girl go insane, perhaps the most daunting challenge during the muggy months is fighting off frizzy hair.

Not to worry. With a bit of preplanning and strategic beauty routine swaps, it is possible to tame a misbehaving and frizzy mane.

We’ve tapped our top talent for their simple solutions for taming tresses in the South Florida humidity:

Spring For a Goldwell Kerasilk Treatment

Kick off the summer with smoother, more manageable strands by treating yourself to a Goldwell Kerasilk treatment. The miracle, two-component system redefines traditional keratin treatments, by making them suitable for all textures. Gone are the days of one uniform look. From curly to pin straight, depending on the way your stylist builds the formula, Kerasilk can be used to make your everyday style a little less frizzy. Best of all, the treatment lasts up to five months – enough to get you through summer and then some!
Hair Treatment

Sport a Humidity-Friendly Style

Braids are your new best friend and the secret weapon for fending off frizz. Avoid flyaways by securing your style with a touch of flexible hold wax (nobody likes hairline frizzies). DIY with one of the many YouTube tutorials out there, or (better yet) leave it to the professionals and drop by McAllister Spa’s StyleLab for a quick and simply hair braid for a budget-friendly $25 style.
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Embrace Your Natural Hair Texture

Try working with your natural hair texture, not against it. Since hair has natural memory, you can blow, curl, and straighten ”˜till the end of time, but your style will immediately revert to its natural texture the moment it’s exposed to humidity. Save yourself time and a huge headache by going au naturale. For a chic, beachy style, spritz damp strands with a salt spray (try Kevin.Murphy HAIR.RESORT.SPRAY), divide hair into four sections, twist from root to end and tie back into a low bun. Let hair loose once it’s dry to reveal effortless, South Beach approved waves.
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Practice Good Technique

If you absolutely must blow dry your own hair (never recommended but we knows it’s inevitable sometimes), be sure to do so with proper technique. A good blowout starts with the right brush. Look for a round option with dense, natural, uneven bristles, which will provide enough tension on the hair to provide smooth end results. Pull hair taut with the brush and point the dryer down the hair shaft to avoid fluffing up the cuticle. Blast with cool air to set the style and spritz with a light hold hairspray (try Kevin.Murphy SESSION.SPRAY) to lock in your hard work.

Spa Solutions to Summer Sunburns

Spa Solutions to Summer Sunburns

Summer in South Beach

With another warm-weather weekend behind us and a full South Beach summer ahead, your skin may already be feeling the effects of the summer’s rays. While sunscreen is the proactive step we all know is a mid-day must, what is your plan for when your “sun kissed bronze” dreams turn into a painful and blotchy red sunburn nightmare? Don’t run to the drugstore and grab the old school Aloe Vera gel. This summer, the McAllister Spa team has several much more effective – and less sticky, “ooey-gooey” – sunburn solutions just for you.

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Is Your Hair Ready for Miami Beach Days?  Here are the Best Ways to Grow Out Your Hair Quickly

Is Your Hair Ready for Miami Beach Days? Here are the Best Ways to Grow Out Your Hair Quickly

Beach Body? Check. Swimsuit? Check. Beachy Hair? Hmm…

While winter 2016 in Miami Beach saw the height of the lob trend (we loved every second of it, don’t get us wrong!), with summer quickly approaching, lengthy locks are about to see their moment in the limelight. Perfect for tossing into a pool-ready braid, or sporting effortless, beachy waves, long strands are on every lady’s warm-weather wish list. Only issue? Waiting for hair to grow can make watching paint dry seem like an exciting activity by comparison. Not to worry! We’ve tapped our our best hair stylists to provide five fool-proof tips guaranteed to grow locks to luscious lengths by summer – sayonara, hair envy!

Fool The Eye with Styling Tricks

There’s no denying that the “growing-my-hair-out” stage can be (very) awkward. Load up on decorative accessories including eye-catching hair bands, chains, pins and wraps and get creative with a few new transitional styles. We love these styles for a seamless transition!

Trim Your Hair and Trim It Often

Your hair’s ends have been put through the ringer and all that styling, coloring, and more can take a serious toll. Prevent ends from splitting and breaking prematurely by seeing your hair stylist for a trim every six weeks. The longer you wait, the more visible the damage to your hair, and – consequently – the more length you’ll have to chop off.

Color With Care

Calling all hair color junkies – you too can grow your locks to luscious lengths thanks to Olaplex. Where traditional hair color penetrates the shaft and alters the bond structure of the strand, Olaplex, a color additive used at McAllister’ Miami Beach, utilizes polymers (similar to those used in transplant surgery to prevent rejection) to maintain bond structure throughout the process, leaving hair strands in their natural state from start to finish. The result? ZERO damage and longer-lasting hair color.

Show Your Scalp Some Love

Dirt, oil, and dead skin cells congregate and form a barrier on the scalp (yuck!), making it difficult for new hair growth to break through. Shampoos with peppermint and tea tree oil create a tingling sensation to stimulate blood flow promote hair growth. Alternately, a daily two-minute scalp massage has a similar effect and is equally effective at promoting scalp health and increased circulation.

Pop Some Pills

Proper nutrition is the key for a healthy, shiny, and strong mane. While a well-rounded diet provides the majority of your body’s necessary vitamins and minerals, added supplements have been proven to fortify and accelerate hair growth. Our Miami Beach hair stylists recommend stocking up on these three key players:
• Folic acid – stimulates scalp cell turnover and hair growth
• Biotin – promotes healthier texture by protecting against dryness, scalp flaking
• Keratin – increases elasticity of the hair’s cortex to prevent breakage

So Let’s Book Something!

Are you ready to get started on your hair growth journey? McAllister’s top stylists and best hair colorists are available on demand to answer any and all of your questions. Request an appointment online here or schedule a live stream consultation here.