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.
More than a decade ago, William McAllister hatched an idea to disrupt the beauty salon industry in Miami Beach. He contemplated what salons once were in years gone by. He yearned to recapture their unique contributions to both personal beauty & community. In the past 10 years, he’s forever changed the industry, and according to him, he’s just getting started! He draws from a unique background – encompassing everything from neurophysiology, business to firefighting- and built South Beach’s busiest & most reviewed beauty concept in South Florida.