5 Tips Before Your Next Hair Appointment

5 Tips Before Your Next Hair Appointment

If you’re bored with your look and hoping to change it up soon, getting a hair appointment at our hair salon in Miami Beach is the first step! Whether it’s changing the style up, dying it a different color, or simply adjusting the length, your hair makes a huge impact on the way you look. A hair appointment is the fastest way to drastically change your look for the better!

Blowouts, highlights, ombre, keratin, no matter what you decide on, we will make sure it looks perfect on you. We know you’re excited to change your hairstyle as soon as possible. But, before rushing to make an appointment with us, read these five tips we’ve outlined for you to get the best hairstyling experience possible.

Arrive on time!

When you make an appointment with us, you decide the time and day you want to come get your hair done. Once our appointment has been set up, it’s essential that you show up on time!

Unfortunately, arriving late enough means you could even lose your time slot in the salon. We will set aside an appropriate amount of time for your hairstyle, so if you show up late, you are cutting that time short. And think about it, do you really want your hairstylist to be rushing through your haircut? Hopefully not!

It’s best to arrive a few minutes before the determined time and allow the stylist to get the work done in the proper time scheduled for it. The stylist will be able to put all the care in the world into your hair to leave it looking gorgeous and you will be satisfied when you leave. The time will be worth it, we promise!

Dress normally!

When you’re going to a salon, there’s no need to get all dressed up. By wearing an outfit you wouldn’t normally wear, the stylist might end up suggesting a hairstyle or color that doesn’t really suit your real clothing style!

To avoid this, just dress how you do on a day-to-day basis. The stylist can see your usual wardrobe and help you decide on the right hairstyle or color that’ll suit your clothes and color scheme, making sure you will look great everyday afterwards.

However, don’t forget that hair appointments can sometimes take a while, so wear one of your more comfortable daily outfits. Make sure it’s something you’re willing to sit in for a few hours, because like we mentioned before, you really don’t want to rush this process!

Eat before you come!

Depending on what your hair appointment is for, the process might vary in time. No matter how short or long the process might be, the smartest move is simply to eat beforehand. You don’t want to be sitting in a salon for hours while your stomach is growling!

If you’re planning to dye your hair, it’s even more important to eat beforehand, since it can take a while for the dye to settle in. If you don’t feel like eating before your appointment, you can order at a restaurant and have them deliver it to our hair salon in Miami Beach. This way, you can eat while your hair color or treatment is processing.

You decide whether you want a full meal or simply a snack, but we always keep your comfort in mind and want you to be as comfortable as possible while getting styled in our salon.

Bring a picture!

If you want a certain style, it’s best to bring a picture of it. Spend some time researching to find someone with the exact style or color you want, then bring us a picture of it. A picture is always better than a description of a style, because our stylists will be able to visualize your dream properly and make it come true.

You can text or email us to plan your style. With a picture, we will be able to schedule the timing of your appointment correctly, so you know how much of your time will be taken up that day.

If you’re contemplating a new style or color and aren’t sure if it’s the proper fit for you, you can text or email us a picture of you and a few pictures of the styles you’re thinking about. With these visuals, we can help you decide which style and color will work for you. Together, we can tweak any details and find the perfect hairstyle for you!

Make it last!

When all the planning and processing is done, you’ll be left with a gorgeous hairstyle we will make sure you love. But, once you finally have the hairstyle you’ve been dreaming of, you need to maintain it to keep it looking healthy and beautiful. 

Your old hair routine might have worked for your last hairstyle, but this new one might need a brand-new routine. Ask your hairstylist or colorist what homecare they might recommend to ensure the best lifespan for your hair color.

Be prepared to buy their recommended shampoo and conditioner, as well as any hair creams or oils they might suggest. It might sound like a pain, but to make sure your hair gets the best it deserves after its appointment, it’s necessary to follow all their recommendations to keep it looking as if you’re fresh out of the salon.

If you follow all of these tips, you will get an optimal experience before, during, and after your hair appointment. Not only will the planning for the appointment be a breeze, but you’ll be as comfortable as possible while the stylist works on your hair. Afterwards, you will feel as spectacular as your hair will look! To make an appointment or have a consultation with the McAllister hairstylists at our hair salon in Miami Beach, you can text, email, or call us. We will get back to you as quickly as possible to provide suggestions, tips, and recommendations for your dream hairstyle, as well as book an appointment for you to finally get it!

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.

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.