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What’s the SALON by milk + honey Apprentice Program?

July 17, 2017

In order to foster growth, empowerment, and a positive environment for all our employees, milk + honey offers benefits and opportunities that far exceed industry norms. The SALON by milk + honey Apprentice Program is one such example of this commitment.

Led by full-time SALON by milk + honey stylists, the Apprentice Program is designed to offer advanced training in techniques, formulation, and client experience to new cosmetologists, and lasts approximately 10 months with formal classrooms held once a week. In addition, our apprentices gain cut, color, and styling knowledge as well as glean insight into true behind-the-chair experiences from a Program Mentor, which is meant to enhance their classroom education.

Today marks the start of a new class of SALON by milk + honey apprentices and we thought it would be fun to meet them!

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Hairstyles, Salon

The 5 Most Popular Summer Hairstyles

July 7, 2017

Hi everyone!

It’s Diano from the River Oaks salon — and here we are in the first beautiful days of summer. As we dive into the heat and humidity, I want to share my take on some of the most popular hairstyles of the season. But before I do, I should give you some context for how I approach these styles.

  • These “takes” can change based on my clients’ needs, expectations, and desires.
  • I want to create something for you that you love.
  • Together, we’re going to create a stylish, fashionable, fun, and easy hairstyle.

The Five Most Popular Summer Hairstyles

1. Pixie Cut

Photo credit: Gage Skidmore

What Makes the Pixie Cut Great?

It’s lightweight, low-maintenance, and offers you more freedom. You’ll use considerably fewer haircare products and save on time in the mornings, making it a true wash-and-go style. It’s great for a power look and allows you to play with different color trends. If you’re looking to stand out, the pixie cut helps to accentuate facial features.

Take Into Consideration…

You may be seeing your stylist more often for quick trims and touch-ups — and you may need to wash your hair more often due to the higher concentration of natural oils.

 

2. Bangs

Photo credit: David Shankbone

Why Should I Get Bangs This Summer?

Yes, bangs are a commitment game-changer, but there are so many styles to choose. From blunt (bold!) to sweeping (face-framing and romantic!) to the fringe (softer! choppier!), bangs can be the main focus of your look. They shape and enhance the eyes, and for those looking to cover your forehead, this is a simple solution.

Take Into Consideration…

Unless you plan on growing them out, bangs need touch-ups frequently. Contrary to popular frustration with “in-between” bangs, if you are growing them out, I can create fun ways to maintain them easily.

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How Much Hair Product Should I Use?

May 26, 2017

Does a little really go a long way? Should I be using more shampoo? How much mousse is too much mousse?  Perhaps, you’ve also asked yourself one of these questions when it comes to how much hair product to use. To help you get it right (and let’s be honest, we needed some guidance, too!), we enlisted the expertise of one of our talented SALON by milk + honey stylists, Ann M. Whether your hair is fine, curly, thick, or somewhere in between, she breaks down the amount of hair product we should be using — below.

Have another hair-related question? Leave it in the comments and we’ll respond shortly.

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Products, Salon

New In: Shimmer.Me Blonde by Kevin.Murphy

April 1, 2017

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As if we didn’t already have enough to love in the Kevin.Murphy family, the brand debuts its newest product: Shimmer.Me Blonde. And yes, it’s love at first sight (er, spray). Like the original, gold-flecked Shimmer.Shine, Shimmer.Me Blonde ($28) is a repairing shine treatment that works overtime on your hair. Let us count the ways.

  1. Enhances color; counteracts yellow and gold tones.
  2. Provides radiant shine and smooth finish.
  3. Paraben-free.
  4. Contains six Australian fruit extracts, Babassu oil, bamboo extract, and soy bean oil.
  5. Natural softens and moisturizes hair.
  6. Strengthens strands even as it nourishes.
  7. Restores and refreshes lightened and highlighted hair. (Also ideal for blonde and gray shades!)

Interested in trying the Shimmer.Me Blonde by Kevin.Murphy? You’ll find it all five SALON by milk + honey locations.

 

Photo courtesy of Kevin.Murphy

 

 

 

Hairstyles, Salon

Treat Yourself to Kevin.Murphy Treat.Me

May 23, 2016

What’s new to our SALON by milk + honey menu? Kevin.Murphy Treat.Me, that’s what!

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Utilizing ingredients such as sugar cane to retain moisture, mango oil to protect against harmful UV rays and environmental pollutants, and Japanese green tea to revitalize collagen and elastin, this hydrating treatment strengthens the hair shaft and reverses damage caused by heat styling and chemical services.

Formulated with 26 amino acids and antioxidant-rich nutrients, Treat.Me is sulfate free, color safe, and will leave your hair feeling and looking supple and smooth.

Enjoy this treatment as an add-on to any SALON by milk + honey treatment for only $35.

Culture, Houston, New Spa Partisans, Salon

Meet the Newest Members of the milk + honey team

February 1, 2016

Our team is growing and we’re always looking for more exceptional talent. Click here to see our career page. But before we get ahead of ourselves, we’d like to introduce you to the newest Spa Partisans. 

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Meet Alana, concierge. As a certified yoga teacher, Alana has a passion and love for health and wellness, and knew that milk + honey would be the perfect fit for her. Born and raised in Austin, her favorite way to start the day is with a yoga session at Sanctuary Yoga or Wanderlust, a jog around the Greenbelt or Lady Bird Lake, and then have brunch at Justine’s Brasserie.

 

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Meet Shantel, a massage therapist at our 2nd Street location. Originally from Montana, she’s a second generation massage therapist. After seeing her mother help people, she decided this healing and rewarding path was for her too. Though Shantel doesn’t have any pets, her housemates have two precious pups and four chickens! Her number one beauty tip is that people should drink more water and regularly receive messages.

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Meet Elizabeth, concierge. She has been living in Austin for three months and is loving every second of it. Originally from Las Vegas, Elizabeth decided to become a concierge because she loves helping people. Outside of milk + honey, Elizabeth enjoys spending time with her curious cat, Doug, and cheeky dog, Ringo, both of whom are in her words: spoiled rotten!

 

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Say hello to Jennifer, concierge. She considers herself lucky having lived in Austin all her life and loves to spend her time outside of milk + honey seeing and listening to live music around the city. 

 

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Meet Celine, massage therapist at Hill Country Galleria location. Hailing from Chizé, France, she has been in Austin for just over a year and has always had a passion for people and wellness. When she’s not using her healing touch to relax and rejuvenate clients, you can find her enjoying a movie at the Alamo Drafthouse, taking swing dance lessons, or watching the bats take off from under the Congress Bridge.

 

 

Dawn

Meet Dawn, concierge. She has lived in Austin for two years and enjoys visiting all of the various food trucks the city has to offer. What Dawn loves most about milk + honey is the company’s unique culture and loves working with others who enjoy creating a wonderful and excellent experience for guests. After a day of helping people relax and unwind, she loves to spend time with her two furry children, KC and Stogey, who are best buds.

 

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Meet Jackie,  concierge at our Houston location. She is passionate about health and wellness and decided to fuse her passion for these industries into milk + honey’s newest  location. Born in San Francisco, she has lived in Houston almost her whole life, and has a two-year-old Red Lacy (the official state dog of Texas) named Barley Hops and a bearded dragon named Kitty.

Austin, Hairstyles, News, Salon

New Service Alert! The American Wave…

February 1, 2016

For hair that has curl, texture, body, and movement, it’s time to join the American Wave movement. Available exclusively at our Arboretum Market location with stylists Susanna and Krystal, this new, damage-free, texturizing service creates soft, natural-looking waves and curls.

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Perm vs. American Wave

Traditionally, perms create tight, patterned curls by using harsh chemicals in the hair. The American Wave treatment uses different styling tools, such as soft Flexi rods which allow the stylist to create looser more natural-looking curls and waves. Plus, this service doesn’t cause damage to your hair. After the service, the wave will continue to drop and loosen the curl for up to four weeks. This allows the hair to grow out nicely, creating that tousled, beachy look.

For a step-by-step look, check out the ARROJO American Wave video.

Which hair types are best for American Wave?

All hair types are welcomed to try the American Wave. Recently, the American Wave launched the new American Color Wave, which is perfect for clients with color-treated hair.

You’re ready to try the American Wave, now what?

Before booking your American Wave appointment, please call 512.236.1115 to schedule a consultation with our stylists. This service takes about three hours and will transform the way you look. Along with the American Wave service, clients will also receive one complimentary blowout to be used seven days after the service. During this time, our stylist will help you find the perfect shampoo, conditioners, and styling products for your new look.

P.S. the Kevin Murphy Resort Spray is a fantastic choice to quickly enhance and hold the curl.

 

Before & After Transformation

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(Photo source: ARROJO Studio in New York)
Events, Salon

Now Taking Appointments at milk + honey South Lamar

November 6, 2014

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Its official. milk + honey South Lamar is now taking appointments. Our first appointments will be on November 24.

Our newest SALON by milk + honey continues the evolution of our award-winning salon concept. This location will have 8 salon chairs, 3 manicure and pedicure stations, and one esthetics room. The addition of an esthetics room means that you can enjoy our skin care, waxing, and eyelash extension services from the convenience of this location. Click here for directions to our South Lamar location.

To schedule an appointment, give us a call at 512.236-1115 or book online.

Products, Salon, Specials

Kevin Murphy Promo

November 4, 2014

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Fact: We all need to wash and style our hair.

Fact: We want to make your life easy.

While supplies last, when you purchase a liter of Kevin Murphy Wash or Rinse, received a free Kevin Murphy styling product. Available at our Downtown location only.

Hairstyles, Products, Salon

Just in: Aveda’s Smooth Infusion Naturally Straight Styling Creme

June 4, 2014

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We have good news for textured/curly-hair — especially those who continue to search for the fastest/”green”-est way to get straight locks: we’re now carrying Aveda’s Smooth Infusion Naturally Straight styling creme at all three of our locations.

Here’s what you need to know about this awesome new product:

1. It progressively straightens curls with every use.
2. As you blow-dry your hair, plant-derived fibers create a locking layer to help hold your hair straight.
3. Organic cassava root forms a barrier against intense humidity. Translation: goodbye frizz!
4. Over time, straight styling becomes faster and easier. In fact, after five consecutive applications of Naturally Straight creme, hair will stay straight for up to three washes.

Come in and snag some for yourself!

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