Hot Summer Hair Colors

Summer is in full swing, so it’s the perfect time to try out a hot new hair color! We know that when you think of “summer hair color”, you tend to think of platinum, beachy blonde, but we’re here to talk about some other ways to get a fresh look this summer without having to reach for bleach. Read on for a few of our faves to help inspire you before your appointment, then come see us to make all your hair dreams come true!

Honey blonde. Instead of adding loads of platinum highlights, mix in a blend of dark blonde and light brown shades for a natural style. This “honey blonde” can somehow make you look sun-kissed, back from a tropical vacation, or like a fall dream ready for apple picking adventures—all at once!

Red. Summer is all about bright and vibrant colors, and when it comes to high-impact hair colors, nothing beats red. Whether entirely subtle and soft or totally bold and vibrant, red hair colors are attention-grabbing in all the best ways.

Reddish brown. Speaking of red, bring warmth to your brunette hue with subtle red highlights throughout. The result is a rich, deep red- similar to the luscious hue of red velvet cake.  This color is so versatile it can be used on warm or cool tones and still be perfectly complementary.

Dark roots. If you’re a natural brunette, you can still lighten your locks without bleaching your hair. A subtle gradient will give you a summer-friendly buttery blonde while still staying true to your natural roots- quite literally!

Are you ready to get a hot new color this summer? If so, the experts at Rodi Salon are here 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.

Revive Your Hair with Olaplex

Summer is in full swing, and if you haven’t already, there’s no time like the present to treat your hair and repair some of the harsh effects of last winter’s cold air. Here at Rodi Salon, we have the perfect option when it comes to hair repair, Olaplex

Never heard of Olaplex? Think of it as a sort of magic wand, only it’s real, and the magician is your highly trained stylist! It is a three step process that works at the molecular level within your hair’s structure to restore it to its natural beauty. Sound too good to be true? Well, believe it! This magical 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 the process take place right here in the salon, and you complete the process at home with the final step. 

If you are in the salon for a new hair color or other chemical service, we can apply the first step of 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 well into the next season!

Don’t let dry or damaged hair keep you from fully enjoying your summer. 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.

Hot Men’s Cuts for Summer

Hey guys! Summer heat is on the rise, and it’s about time you got an updated cut to get you through this next season. Men’s summer haircuts are all about looking good and staying cool, which usually means less hair. To help you get an idea of a new ‘do that might work for you, here’s a few of our favorite cuts that should easily fit the bill for great summer hair. Check it out, then give us a call to schedule your appointment today!

Crew cut. With this cut, you get the same summer look as with a buzz cut, but the top is kept slightly longer and squared off on the corners. This will help to make the face appear slimmer. Be sure to tell your stylist you want it squared off at the crown to keep the military-look to a minimum, and depending upon your hair type, you may want to use a little pomade to maintain the shape.

Summer undercut. If you’ve been wearing your hair longer all winter and aren’t quite ready to get rid of it all just because the pools have opened, try out the summer undercut. The sides are cut super short, and the length on top is kept, but there is no fade. The definition of an undercut is the dramatic difference between the top and the sides. The short sides will keep you cool in the heat, and the length on top will offer a variety of styling choices, from messy to slicked back. If you let the sides grow through the summer, you’ll be almost back to the length you were before by September.

High and tight. This well-known cut is perhaps the most versatile on the list. Even if you already have this style, you can optimize it for hot weather by going a little shorter on the sides than you would in the winter. Go down to the smallest clipper setting at the base, but not so close that you can see skin. Then, make sure the top is about two inches and ask your stylists to add texture with scissors so you can change the look at will. Clay will give it a messy look, pomade can shape it into whatever you want, and gel can make a slick, classic part. Simply add your product to towel-dried hair and you’re all set for the day!

Short pomp. The pompadour, the iconic cut made popular by the likes of Elvis and Morrissey, can take a bit of styling work, but you can get that same vibe this summer without running the risk of your hair deflating. It’s called the short pomp, and it’s really just a shorter version of the classic. Think of this as a high and tight with a bit more hair in the front.

You need that length in front to be able to comb it back over the rest to get the front bump. Use a medium weight pomade to keep the hold all day, then finish with some hairspray and you’re good to go.Here at Rodi Salon, we can offer you all of these haircuts and more! Even if you’re not exactly sure which look you want, we can help you decide. 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.

Blowout Tips

Whether you’re a big fan of the blowout, or you’ve never had one in your life (besides at the end of a haircut or color), there’s likely a thing or two you don’t know about the process. Here at Rodi Salon, we are big fans of the blowout, so we thought we’d offer a few helpful tips on the process!

Tip #1: Keep communication open. If you don’t like having certain products in your hair, or if you’re not really feeling the style once it’s finished, communicate that to your stylist. While you should be discussing the desired outcome before the blowout begins, you can speak up at any time to let us know if something isn’t quite right.

Tip #2: You can ask for texture! Or waves, or curls, or even just straight hair. A blowout doesn’t have to mean that you’ll end up with a sleek, round-brushed mane (though we can do that too!). We can style your hair however you wish!

Tip #3: Dry shampoo is your friend. Depending on the texture of your hair, the blowout can last anywhere from three days to a week. Using dry shampoo to absorb any excess oil at your roots in between appointments will help make sure your style looks great. To get some volume back into your hair after sleeping on it, flip your head over and use a bit of volumizing spray.

Tip #4: Don’t be afraid of hairspray. Hairspray was the product of choice back in the day, but nowadays many girls think that hairspray equals stiff, helmet-head hair. This is just not so! It is possible to give your style amazing hold while still allowing your hair to have incredible movement and body.Are you ready to try a blowout yourself? If so, our team of professionals here 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.

Gorgeous Styles for Curly Hair

Curly hair, while already packed with life and personality, tends to get a bit intimidating when it comes to the idea of styling into elaborate styles. After all, getting our curls to behave in the first place can sometimes be a daunting task in itself! Here at Rodi Salon, we consider ourselves experts in curly hair. We’ve scoured the web to find a few of the hottest ways to style those curls so that hopefully we can take some of the fear out of trying something new!

Messy top knot. This easy going style lets your springy curls add some major personality to an easy updo. Help the bun stay secure, yet messy, with traceless hair rings, and allow some tendrils to tumble out to complete the look.

Corset french braid. This style involves french braiding both sides over a pulled-back and secured low mohawk-style ponytail, then wrapping and securing underneath for the finished cinched look. The result is an interesting ponytail with major style points.

Half bun. If you think you can’t do much with short curly hair, this style is here to prove you wrong! This simple, half up bun is simple, easy, and a gorgeous way to help keep your hair away from your face.

Relaxed ponytail. Somewhere between an ultra-high sleek ponytail and a low messy ponytail is this gorgeous mid-range pony. The volume and body from the curls give some much-needed personality to the look, and it can be worn for virtually any occasion.

Braided bangs with stacked bob. A stacked bob works great with curly hair, but on days you need to keep hair out of your eyes, braiding is the easiest way to go. Loosely french braid the hair from one side to the other, bringing in hair from the side closest to the face, as opposed from both sides of the braid. Pin underneath the hair to keep the braid secure and invisible.

Do you need some style tips for your gorgeous curls? Come see us at Rodi Salon, where we have the tools and expertise to help you with all your hair needs. 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.

Maintenance Tips for Color Treated Hair

You’ve taken the plunge and gone all in on a hot new hair color, but now what? Whether you have highlights, lowlights, or a full-dimensional shade, your color treated hair needs a little extra care if you’re wanting that hot new color to last. Because we’re here for you, we’ve made a list of a few of our top tips to keep your color looking vibrant and your hair looking healthy as we head further into spring.

Shampoo less. When you color your hair, the outer layer of the cuticle is opened so that the color can penetrate into the hair shaft. If you wash your hair too soon after your coloring treatment, this layer could still be open allowing that new color to be washed straight down the drain. Because it can take up to three days for the cuticle layer to fully close, we suggest you wait at least that long to shampoo for the first time after you color. In addition to this initial waiting period, cutting back on how often you wash will help you to maintain that color longer. We recommend using a good dry shampoo in between washes to help accomplish this.

Watch the temp. While super hot showers can feel amazing, they are not good for your hair color. To prevent color stripping, try washing with warm water and rinsing your conditioner out with cold. The warm water will allow the shampoo to penetrate the hair shaft just enough to cleanse it, and the cool rinse afterward will help seal in the moisture from your conditioner. We also recommend reducing your use of heat styling tools as much as possible, and when you do use heat to style make sure to apply a heat protectant first, which will prevent damage and will soften the hair.

Use high-quality products. Your stylist is an expert in hair care and should be your first stop when it comes to finding quality products specific to your needs. We recommend ColorProof Evolved Color Care to all our clients with color treated hair. This is a complete line of professional luxury products designed exclusively for color-treated hair combining the latest innovations in ingredient technology with best-in-class ingredients to create a new standard in color care.

Keep up with trims. Dead ends won’t hold color and fade faster than healthy hair, so be sure to keep up with regular trims (we recommend every 6-8 weeks) to keep your color looking fresh from root to tips.Is your color treated hair in need of a little extra attention? Come see us at Rodi Salon, where we have the tools and expertise to help you address all your hair care concerns. 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.

For the Bride-to-be

When you think about planning a successful wedding, it’s mind-blowing how much time and effort goes into it! Of course, it’s always worth it in the end because duh- it’s your wedding!!! From finding the perfect venue to creating your perfect look, you’ve got a lot of work to do. Why not allow us here at Rodi Salon to take a little of that weight off your shoulders by providing hair and makeup services for your big day?

When it comes to creating your perfect “look”, we know you have a lot of things to consider. From the time of day, to the dress and the overall “vibe” you’re going for, these details will help us to help you find the perfect bridal look. Not only can we help you look your best, we can also take care of your bridesmaids too! Our top-notch bridal hair and makeup services can even be brought to your location for even further stress relief. Imagine being able to relax with your girls while you all get prepped together! We can make that happen on your special day.

One thing we always recommend to our brides is a trial-run. There would be nothing worse than finding out on the day of that your vision and your stylist’s vision were not even close to the same! For this appointment, we recommend taking some time to explain your venue, dress style, veil style, and overall desired look to your stylist. We’ll take the time to catch your vision and help it become a reality, no matter how many “tries” it takes!  

While we certainly can’t help you choose “the one”, we would love to help you find your dream hair and makeup for your special day! Make your appointment today at Rodi Salon. Call us at 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.

Let’s Talk About Your Eyebrows

Eyebrows? It’s no secret that we ladies have a thing with our brows. Is the shape right? The color? The thickness? It’s been said that the eyebrows are the most important feature of the face, so it’s definitely worth having them done by someone who truly understands what it means to shape your brows. Here at Rodi Salon, we offer expert eyebrow sculpting to perfect your brows and enhance your natural beauty. Below, we’ll talk about five reasons we believe brow shaping is so important.

  1. They make you look rested. Whether you got an hour of sleep or 10 the night before, a great brows will never tell your secrets!
  2. They offer a subtle change to your look. You don’t have to go crazy to get a slightly different look. Let people wonder… “there’s something different about you….”
  3. They lift the eyes without the botox. As much fun as it is to inject a toxin into your forehead, you can actually skip it with the right brow shape!
  4. They can allow you to cut back on your makeup routine. In a hurry? No problem! When your brows are shaped properly they bring out the best in your face. Swipe on some mascara and lip gloss and head out the door. We’ll never tell, and neither will your brows!
  5. They can help you look younger. Upkeeping your brows is one of the easiest ways to keep your face looking youthful and fresh. It doesn’t take a lot to stay looking well groomed and polished, and eyebrow shaping should be at the top of your list!

Are you convinced? Come on in to Rodi Salon today and show your brows some love with our expert eyebrow sculpting. 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.

Try the Rodi Salon App!

Here at Rodi Salon, we believe in individually-tailored looks and self-care education to blend with your lifestyle and carry that look out into the world every day. Our mobile app also promises to deliver this same level of service and commitment to excellence from your very own mobile device! It’s free, easy to use, and will help simplify your busy life.

The app allows you to schedule appointments at your convenience, and receive confirmation from one of our staff. Once your appointment is set, it will even remind you so you’ll never again miss your all-important salon time!

In addition to simplifying your appointments, the app includes many more helpful features:

  • Meet our team and learn about their extensive experience
  • Get contact details and directions to our location
  • Browse our menu of services
  • Learn about current specials on our services and products
  • View our gallery of photos of before-and-after pictures
  • Read client reviews, and leave your own comments about our services
  • Be the first to know about special in-salon events
  • Give the gift of Rodi Salon by purchasing gift cards for your family and friends
  • Learn about our loyalty program and earn rewards
  • Play the scratch-off game

The Rodi Salon mobile app is a great tool to help you manage your salon needs and services. Are you ready to try it out? Find it today on iTunes, Google Play, or Amazon, and if you have any questions, call us at 703-288-3880.

Curly Hair Needs Special Care

We believe that natural curls are a blessing, but we also recognize that curly hair comes with its own set of unique care requirements. If you’re looking for tips to care for your curls, 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 clients take advantage of Ouidad – the only system in the area designed specifically for their hair’s special 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 curly hair. The formulas are gentle, lightweight, and water-soluble 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 crunch or stiffness, 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 with 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!

Are you 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.

Product Spotlight: KEVIN.MURPHY

Here at Rodi Salon, we are passionate about making hair look and feel fabulous, and we only use the best professional hair products to make that happen. Using our extensive experience to enhance your hair’s health and beauty, we only recommend products that will help you maintain these results at home.

One of the product lines we offer here is KEVIN.MURPHY. Combining high tech scientific knowledge with the best natural ingredients available, KEVIN.MURPHY products provide the tools to recreate high-fashion runway looks in the salon or at-home, while always remaining kind to the environment. Here, we will talk about some common hair issues and the KEVIN.MURPHY line that was made to help.

Looking to enhance moisture? Allow us to introduce you to HYDRATE-ME. Quench dull, parched and dry hair, with this super-smoothing, hydrating wash, rinse, and masque that will replenish hair with much needed moisture. Ideal for hair that’s naturally dry, or exposed to harsh, dry climates, it’s packed with antioxidant goodness to help restore a healthy glow to parched locks.

Need a bit of a refresh? You might need to give MAXI.WASH a try. Designed to deliver a much-needed detox, this shampoo removes the build-up of unwanted products and chemicals from the hair. The gentle detoxifying wash helps to purify for a clean, clear and refreshed scalp, and the soothing blend of essential oils brightens the hair while purifying and balancing the scalp. Its deep cleansing action provides a thorough cleanse without stripping the hair of essential oils.

Is your hair dry or damaged? Nourish it back to life, and make dry, damaged, frizzy or over-processed hair a thing of the past with a little help from REPAIR-ME. Prepare to renew and restore frazzled locks with this reconstructing treatment line enriched with powerful proteins and amino acids. It will help to strengthen the hair from root to tip, while gently removing impurities and soothing damage.

Aging hair needs a little extra TLC. Put youthful body and bounce back into it with a nourishing boost of YOUNG.AGAIN. Forming an essential part of our ANTI-AGEING regimen, this restorative line delivers a nourishing complex of Amino Acids alongside ingredients selected specifically for their known anti-aging benefits. The end result will be renewed, youthful-looking lustre, and hair that looks and feels young again.

This is just a small sampling of the fantastic products we can offer you here at Rodi. Like all KEVIN.MURPHY products, the above collections are sulphate, paraben and cruelty-free. Be sure to consult your stylist for product recommendations specific to your hair type.

Are you in need of a new at home hair care routine? 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.

Facial Waxing to Manage Unwanted Hair

Ladies, it’s time to talk about unwanted facial hair. I know, it’s not exactly the hottest topic of conversation, but so many of us deal with this common beauty issue! There are lots of different ways to go about managing this – bleaching, waxing, and even shaving. Here at Rodi Salon, we specialize in facial hair removal. Read on to learn about some of the benefits to this hair removal method, and why we believe waxing is the best way to remove unwanted facial hair.

First of all, waxing can be a fantastic exfoliant. While it won’t replace regular exfoliation, it does act as an exfoliant to help remove the top layer of dead skin cells. The fresh layer of skin underneath is smooth and perfectly primed to soak up any nourishing moisturizers you might apply afterward. This process of skin renewal will help you maintain a healthy glow, especially if waxing becomes part of your regular routine!

Next, say farewell to stubble! We know shaving can be more convenient because you can just quickly do it at home, but it also causes that obnoxious stubble. How? Shaving cuts the hair off right at the surface of the skin, which causes it to grow back with those poky blunt edges. That’s the last thing you want to appear on your upper lip or chin, am I right? Waxing, on the other hand, will remove the hair shaft entirely. This will cause it to grow back naturally with no blunt edges, and because the entire hair is removed, you can go up to two weeks before needing to wax again! Yes, please!

Finally, waxing requires less maintenance over time. Besides the fact that your technician has complete control over which hairs are waxed and which aren’t (hello, gorgeous brows!), waxing also causes less hair to grow back over time. Waxing the same areas will cause the hair follicle to stop producing hair over time. This is wonderful news for those of us who grow hair in places we really don’t want it- like the upper lip or chin! Making hair removal by waxing a regular part of your beauty routine will ensure longer lasting results over time! Are you ready to make perfectly shaped brows and a hair-free face a part of your self-care routine? Come see the professionals at Rodi Salon and allow us to make perfectly shaped brows and smooth skin a reality for you! You can find us at 2070 Chain Bridge Road, Suite 181 in Vienna, VA, or give us a call on 703-288-3880. For your convenience, you can also make your appointment via our mobile app. Download it for free on iTunes, Google Play, or Amazon.