Hottest Haircut Trends of 2018

Summer is basically synonymous with change, and what better change can you think of than a change in your hairstyle? Here at Rodi Salon, we have just what you need to achieve that sense of change you’re looking for. To help inspire you before your next appointment, we’ve rounded up a list of the hottest trends in haircuts so far this year. Read on and let us know which one you can’t wait to try!

Blunt bob with texture. This is no secret: the blunt bob is literal fire right now. One length, blunt ends, and endless texture take this cut to the top of the list. Keep your cut looking precise and even by trimming the ends every four to eight weeks, and style it with as much texture as you can get for a head-turning look to carry you through to fall.

Curly shag with bangs. Speaking of texture, for those of us blessed with natural curls the answer to the bob is the shag. This year it’s all about embracing your individual beauty, and nothing enhances a great head of curly hair like a fresh new cut and dare we say it- bangs! Many of our curly clients have shied away from bangs in years past, but celebs like Halle Berry are proving that this look is as hot as summer itself.

Long with invisible layers. Looking for a change but not ready to chop it all off? This style is the answer to that conundrum! Inspired by the Victoria’s Secret model next door, this is the anti-bob. The key to this cut is the invisible layers- called so because when the hair is worn long and straight the layers blend in seamlessly, but when you wear your hair with curls or other texture, the layers pop for an extra bit of texture that turns heads wherever you go.

Are you ready for a change this summer? The experts at Rodi Salon are ready for you! Make an appointment today by calling 703-288-3880, or come see us at 2070 Chain Bridge Road, Suite 181 in Vienna, VA. For your convenience, you can also make your appointment via our mobile app. Download it for free on iTunes, Google Play, or Amazon.

Now Trending: Summer Makeup

Summer is in full swing, and there are some fresh new trends in makeup going on too! Whether you have a special event on the horizon or are just ready to change up your look, Rodi Salon can offer you a complete makeup application and help you find your new look! Here, we’ll talk about the new trends we’re seeing this season to help you get inspired.

Natural face. Contouring seems to be making an exit this summer, and in its place, we’re seeing what we affectionately call “naked skin”. This easy and refreshing look embraces your natural beauty like no other and embodies a fresh, youthful look. Skip the heavy matte foundation and swipe a soft pink blush across your cheekbones, the tip of your nose, and over your lips. Add some mascara and a bit of lipgloss and you’ll be ready for the day in no time!

Gorgeous eyes. In direct contrast to the naked skin, bright pops of blue (and other colors) are taking center stage right now. The bolder and more eye-catching, the better! Try switching to a cream shadow for longevity in the summer heat, and don’t be afraid to try the trendy under eyeshadow look either!

Glow baby glow. Sparkling glitter is having a major moment right now, as seen on many of the fashion week runways last spring. From sparkly lips to glittery eyelids, there’s virtually no way to go wrong with this trend. The easiest way to try it out is to add a pop of shine to the inside corner of your eyes for instant eye opening effect!

Poppin’ lips. Like the eyeshadow trend mentioned above, this season’s lips are sporting a bright variety of pinks and reds ranging from sweet cherry to vibrant coral. No matter which shade you choose, a bright glossy lip is the perfect compliment to the natural face trend. Feeling really bold? Why not try both gorgeous eyes and poppin lips? You never know what kind of attention you’ll attract!

Do you have a special event coming up or do you need help trying to achieve a new look this season? The experts at Rodi Salon are ready for you! Make an appointment today by calling 703-288-3880, or come see us at 2070 Chain Bridge Road, Suite 181 in Vienna, VA. For your convenience, you can also make your appointment via our mobile app. Download it for free on iTunes, Google Play, or Amazon.

Show Your Curls Some Love with Ouidad

Were you blessed with the gift of naturally curly hair? You’ve come to the right place! As Washington’s only curly hair expert, Rodi Salon has exactly what you need to enhance the look of your curls. Our curly-haired customers take advantage of “Ouidad” – the only system in the area designed specifically for their hair’s needs. We are an Ouidad certified stylist, expertly trained in the trademarked Carve & Slice haircut and curly hair styling techniques.

Ouidad’s line of products are the best on the market for all types of kinky, curly, wavy hair. Gentle, lightweight, and water-soluble formulas for healthy, manageable, and frizz-free curls!

The Ouidad haircut in tandem with the products will give you curls you didn’t realize you could have! No “crunchy” feeling, just the soft beautiful hair you have mistakenly been lead to believe is not attainable for your hair type. We carry the entire line, with a wide variety of solutions for your hair, including special conditioning hair and scalp treatments that you can experience in salon and/or at home!

If you are in need of help for your curls, book a consultation with one of our Ouidad certified stylists to help you realize your hair’s full potential. Also, check out our list of handy curly hair tips to keep your hair healthy and happy. After all, healthy hair is happy hair, and happy hair is gorgeous hair!

Ready to show your curls some love? The expert stylists at Rodi Salon are ready to talk to you about making your dream hair a reality. We have the knowledge, training, and expert products to help you achieve the hair of your dreams. Make an appointment today by calling 703-288-3880, or come see us at 2070 Chain Bridge Road, Suite 181 in Vienna, VA. For your convenience, you can also make your appointment via our mobile app. Download it for free on iTunes, Google Play, or Amazon.

Bridal Services at Rodi Salon

So you’ve met the love of your life, and now you have a wedding in your future. Congratulations! Now that it’s time for some serious wedding day planning, we at Rodi Salon would like to help with all your hairstyling and makeup needs to make your special day everything you’ve dreamed of.

Rodi Salon is home to the most talented hair stylists in the DC metro area, and we consider ourselves the premier bridal salon in the area. Our bridal services include the following:

Bridal Hair. We know how important this day is to you, and we know how to help you look your best! We will work with you to find the look of your dreams and make it a reality. On your special day, you will be styled to perfection with the pampering you deserve!

Bridal Makeup. We have the expertise to enhance your natural beauty and create the look you want on your special day. We will consult with you and help you achieve your overall vision. On the big day you will be well pampered and styled to perfection.

Bridal Party. Allow us to pamper your entire bridal party with hair and makeup services. This will take the stress out of prepping for the day and give your bridal party a chance to be glammed up together. We can accommodate your party in salon, or have select members of our team come to you at your location!

If you’re ready to allow us to help make your wedding day the event of a lifetime, simply give us a call and we can talk about your needs. Here at Rodi Salon, we have the knowledge, training, and expert products to help you achieve the hair of your dreams. Make an appointment today by calling 703-288-3880, or come see us at 2070 Chain Bridge Road, Suite 181 in Vienna, VA. For your convenience, you can also make your appointment via our mobile app. Download it for free from iTunes, Google Play, or Amazon.

Best Summer Haircuts for Men

Head’s up, Fellas! Summer 2k18 is rapidly approaching, and it is high time you got an updated ‘do to carry you through the season. Summer hairstyles are all about style and comfort. The two main questions you should be asking yourself about any haircut are: does it look good? and, does it keep me cool in the heat? Remember this simple formula: less hair equals less sweat which equals more comfort which definitely equals best summer hair. Now that we’ve got that out of the way, here’s a list of our favorite styles that should easily fit the formula for great summer hair. Take a gander, then give us a call to schedule your appointment! Let’s get you looking and feeling great!

Fade. Remember the formula, the goal here is less hair! By definition, the fade is a transition from short to long, so this is a great summer choice because it will keep your sides and back nice and short. The fade can be low, medium, or high, and for the top, you have options. A crew cut with side-swept fringe will be hot this year, or a nice textured crop would also look clean while being completely on-trend. Your stylist can also offer personalized recommendations based on your hair type and texture.

Quiff. The quiff hairstyle follows the “short on the sides and long on the top” trend in men’s hair. It is typically styled with some height and volume and finished with a messy brushed back or combed over texture. The main idea here is high contrast between the styled top and the short sides and back. What makes the quiff unique from other styles is the somewhat messy, laid-back appearance.

Pompadour. The pomp is one of the most popular men’s hairstyles of late, and for good reason. This classic style has undergone a bit of an update with a few variations ranging from disconnected to undercut. The pomp itself is defined by length on top with shorter sides and back. The hair is styled voluminous at the front of the head to give the “pomp”, and kept shorter toward the back of the head to blend in to the cropped back and sides. With the right styling and maintenance, this is a fantastic way to show off your color and texture.

Buzz. The buzz cut delivers minimalism and style in one easy haircut. This is the ultimate summer-cool style that is both convenient and trendy. Even though this style calls for short hair all over the head, you have options. You can incorporate a high skin fade to make the cut more stylish, or even ask your stylist to add shaved line or hair design to create a more unique and interesting look.

Are you ready to update your style to keep you looking and feeling good this summer?. We at Rodi Salon have the knowledge, training, and expert products to help you achieve the hair of your dreams. Make an appointment today by calling 703-288-3880, or come see us at 2070 Chain Bridge Road, Suite 181 in Vienna, VA. For your convenience, you can also make your appointment via our mobile app. Download it for free from iTunes, Google Play, or Amazon.

Sleek and Smooth with Brazilian Blowout

Summer is rapidly approaching and that means humidity is on the rise as well. What always accompanies humidity? Frizz, of course! Here at Rodi Salon, we know the very best way to combat frizz is with a Brazilian Blowout. But, what exactly is a Brazilian Blowout?

Brazilian Blowout professional smoothing treatments are the most innovative and effective smoothing treatments in the world. Through the use of breakthrough technologies, these customizable treatments actually improve the condition of the hair by creating a protein layer around the hair shaft. This process effectively eliminates frizz and smoothes the cuticle, leaving you with smooth, frizz-free hair and radiant shine.

Not only is Brazilian Blowout extremely effective, it is also the only professional treatment that can be customized to keep curl and lose frizz, or to achieve a sleek and straight result. Known for significantly reducing drying and styling time for up to 12 weeks, another major benefit of this treatment is that it is finished at the salon with no “down” time. This means you can leave the salon and immediately wash your hair, exercise, or pull it up into a stylish ponytail or clip without having to wait days to do so. We offer both the in salon treatment and the outstanding Brazilian Blowout product line which extends the life of your treatment.

Don’t let the rising humidity keep you from fully enjoying your Summer. We at Rodi Salon have the knowledge, training, and expert products to help you achieve the hair of your dreams. Make an appointment today by calling 703-288-3880, or come see us at 2070 Chain Bridge Road, Suite 181 in Vienna, VA. For your convenience, you can also make your appointment via our mobile app. Download it for free from iTunes, Google Play, or Amazon.

Winter Recovery with Olaplex

What seems like the longest winter EVER is finally showing signs of relenting to Spring! Yay! In the spirit of celebration, now is the perfect time to treat your hair and repair some of the harsh effects of the cold winter air. Here at Rodi Salon, we have the perfect option when it comes to hair repair, Olaplex.

What exactly is Olaplex? We hear you! Consider Olaplex akin to your fairy godmother’s magic wand, only it’s real, and your fairy godmother is your highly trained stylist! It is a three-step process that works on a molecular level within your hair’s structure to restore its natural beauty. Sound too good to be true? Well, prepare yourself! This fabulous treatment can not only be used as a stand-alone, but it can also be an add-on to your color service. The first two steps of this magical process take place right here in the salon, and you complete the process at home with the final step.

If you are receiving a new hair color or other chemical services, we can apply the first step in the olaplex process right along with it. This step will rebuild the broken chemical bonds in your hair to make it smooth and shiny. The second step will be applied either after shampooing or the final color rinse and will rebuild upon the first by infiltrating any broken bonds that remain after your style or color service. The last step in the process will be yours to complete with a weekly at home treatment that will provide ongoing protection from heat, UV rays, and chlorine in your water. The Olaplex treatment will keep your hair looking and feeling it’s best as we head into Summer!

Don’t let dry or damaged hair keep you from fully enjoying the season ahead. We at Rodi Salon have the knowledge, training, and expert products to help you achieve the hair of your dreams. Make an appointment today by calling 703-288-3880, or come see us at 2070 Chain Bridge Road, Suite 181 in Vienna, VA. For your convenience, you can also make your appointment via our mobile app. Download it for free from iTunes, Google Play, or Amazon.

Ladies, Know Your Lingo!

Have you ever heard the words “balayage”, “ombre”, or “babylights” and wondered just what in the world people were talking about? As professionals, we know that the ever-changing lingo in the world of hairstyles can leave you scratching your head and finding it difficult to know what to ask for when you sit down in your stylist’s chair. Have no fear! We are here to help you learn the most common terms in hairstyles today so you and your stylist can be on the same page when that exciting appointment arrives!

Ombre: Derived from the French word that means “shadow”, ombre is the actual style. It is the transition from a darker shade to a lighter shade and generally works best on brunettes because it’s the least subtle of all the current techniques. Ombres are perfect for the girl who is more daring and willing to maintain the style. Similar to color blocking, the ombre style leaves no dark pieces on the bottom, just a nice smooth transition between the two colors.

Balayage: Derived from another French word that means “to sweep”, balayage is the technique. The color is swept through small triangle sections of hair onto a board or foil, giving it a natural transition down into the lighter color. Unlike an ombre, a balayage does leave pieces of darker hair at the bottom to create dimension and a more natural look, requiring less maintenance and upkeep.

Babylights: Have you ever noticed that children naturally have dimensional hair? We tend to outgrow this as we age, but babylights mimic this natural sun-kissed look. Using a technique similar to highlights with a touch of balayage, babylights require much less hair than traditional highlights resulting in a subtle but beautiful dimensional look.

Here at Rodi Salon, we offer all three of these color services and more! Make an appointment today by calling 703-288-3880, or come see us at 2070 Chain Bridge Road, Suite81 in Vienna, VA. For your convenience, you can also make your appointment via our mobile app. Download it for free from iTunes, Google Play, or Amazon.

Formal Styles for Spring Events

Spring is in the air, and even though it may still be a bit chilly, it’s time to look ahead to what we like to call “formal season”. What is that? Oh, you know…. It’s the time of year for special occasions, like prom, a military ball, or even an upcoming wedding! In any event, a formal occasion calls for phenomenal hair, and here at Rodi Salon, we consider ourselves something of an expert on this topic. We’ve gathered a few of our favorite formal hairstyle looks that are trending this season. Take a look and then give us a call so we can make your event a special one!

Flowing romantic waves are perfect for long to mid-length hair. If you choose to wear your hair down, we’ll add some interest with waves and textures, like a baby braid or twist. If you prefer a half-up look, floral accessories are having a major moment right now and will add the perfect finishing touch.

Speaking of braids, they are a fantastic option for formal events because they easily stay in place while looking very feminine and polished. From dutch braids to side braids, or even a fancy fishtail, a braid can be the perfect romantic look you’re looking for.

Up-do’s are an elegant way to accentuate your face and draw attention upwards. We can achieve this in a variety of ways, from sophisticated twists to bohemian knots. This is also an excellent choice if you want to add an elegant accessory for a polished look.

Short hair? No problem. Our stylists are experts at creating beautiful looks no matter the hair length. We can still add a graceful side braid, a beautiful accessory, some fantastic texture, or even a fairly new trend – unstructured pins.

No matter the occasion, we at Rodi Salon would love to be a part of your special day. For weddings, we even have packages that include on-location hair and makeup for your ultimate convenience. Make an appointment for your consultation today by calling 703-288-3880, or come see us at 2070 Chain Bridge Road, suite 181 in Vienna, VA. For your convenience, you can also make your appointment via our mobile app. Download it for free from iTunes, Google Play, or Amazon.

Pumpkin Spice is trending… we’re talking about your hair!

September is ending, fall is here… pretty soon the leaves will fall, you’ll be celebrating Halloween and sipping on you favorite Pumpkin Spice latte. In case you haven’t noticed it all over Instagram yet, pumpkin spice hair color is the hottest trend this fall!

Dat pumpkin spice melt. Some autumnal inspiration 🎃🍂 #lyssdidmyhair #pumpkinspicehair #pumpkinspice #autumnal

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Pumpkin spice hair was introduced in 2015, but is leading an even bigger comeback this fall season. Drawing inspiration from the red, orange and yellow fallen leaves in the sunlight, it re-embraces creativity in the red hair spectrum and dares you to be bold.

Pumpkin spice hair is described as having multi-dimensional vibes in addition to shades of golden blonde or chestnut over copper strands. It has more copper undertones, rather than being a brunette with red undertones.

Loving this #pumpkinspicehair color! #viviscalprofessional #behindthechair Hair by @jennamariee11

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Sources: http://www.goodhousekeeping.com/, http://www.popsugar.com/beauty/, http://www.self.com/story/pumpkin-spice-hair-might-be-the-biggest-hair-color-of-the-season, http://www.allure.com/story/pumpkin-spice-hair, http://www.today.com/style/pumpkin-spice-hair-latest-version-fall-craze-t51596

Ponytails Are Underappreciated!

You may have noticed that casual is in style and fashion more than ever before. This is partly due to our busier lifestyles and hectic schedules. Who has an hour to get ready? And how can we solve this dilemma?

 

It’s easy! Ponytails are simple and take only a few minutes to style. There are many types of ponytails for any occasion; and they work for any age, sex, hair color, outfit and type of hair as long as the length is sufficient.

 

Are there additional Ponytails Are Underappreciated!benefits?

  • Ponytails save time and hassle. All you have to do is pull your hair back and secure in place with a hair band. This allows you to spend more time on other important things.
  • It lets you get away with not washing your hair, which indirectly preserves hair color treatment for longer periods.
  • It gets hair out of your face, especially on those hot or windy days.
  • Ponytails can be comfortably rocked at the gym or when dining out.

 

Lastly, even with a ponytail, you still need to take care of your hair. Here’s some advice:

  • If you are consistently using ponytails, alternate where you capture the base. This helps avoid weakening the roots and possibly tearing, ripping and knotting one area.
  • Use hair-friendly bands, not rubber bands that will pull and damage strands of your hair. We recommend Goomee hair ties. These hair ties are specifically made to create uneven pressure within the band, which prevents hair damage/breakage and those annoying ponytail marks when you decide to take your hair down. Clients also find they experience no headaches as opposed to when they use other hair ties. Goomee’s also won’t lose their shape, if you feel like it has stretched out, simply put it under hot water and watch it shrink to its original size! We carry these at Rodi’s but they can also be found online at http://goomee.com/
  • Hair is delicate and susceptible to damage when wet, so be extra careful. Try using a detangling spray or leave in conditioner before brushing!

 

Sources: http://www.hairboutique.com/, https://enlightenme.com/

Can Chlorine Damage My Hair?

Do you like to take a dip in the pool every summer? Or do you swim to stay in shape? If so, then your hair probably feels abnormally dry for the next few days…

Can chlorine damage my hair?

Is it the chlorine in the pool?

Absolutely! Chlorine is a disinfectant added in pool water to protect us from possible bacteria and other viruses. It breaks down and removes oil, dirt, bacteria and other matter. Unfortunately, chlorine affects your hair as well and constant exposure will result in damage.

How?

First of all, your scalp naturally produces oils, called sebum, to protect your hair from daily damage. Sebum is what gives your hair shine and flexibility. Regular exposure to pool water strips the oils from your hair, which causes over drying and possibly significant damage. Also, too much exposure to chlorine WILL also turn your hair green!

Side note: Short and occasional exposures to pool water wont damage your hair.

Keep in mind, not all hair is created equal! Hair with the highest risk typically will be:

  • Color treated or highlighted
  • Chemically treated
  • Dry hair
  • Thin or fine hair
  • Previously damaged hair

Is there a way to prevent the damage?

  1. Wear a swim cap

Or

  1. Rinse your hair with tap water before entering the pool. This saturates the hair and prevents the pool water from getting soaked in, so keep rinsing during and after!
  2. Put leave-in conditioner into your hair before going in the pool.
  3. Shampoo immediately after, to remove the chlorine.
  4. Use conditioner after shampooing to replenish protein and moisturize your hair.
  5. When drying, don’t rub! Pat with a towel or gently squeeze the water from your hair before covering it in a towel to dry.
  6. Don’t use a brush to detangle wet pool hair, instead use a wide-tooth comb.

What if the damage is already done?

Talk to your hairstylist for possible treatment options, before attempting treatments of your own or treatments found online.

 

Sources: womenshair.about.comhttp://www.desalinatedwater.info