Keep Your Hair Healthy this Winter

It’s that wonderful time of the year, Christmas is just around the corner and the winter season is rapidly approaching. With it comes the cold, dry air that requires us to take a little extra care of our hair. During winter, our hair tends to get dry, brittle and experience more breakage. For this reason, we need to talk about a few ways you can protect your hair from the cold and keep it healthy so you can continue to experience the joys of winter.

Hydrate! Use conditioner every time you wash your hair and a hydrating mask like the Healing Moisture Moi Moi Hair Masque by L’ANZA once a week. This is a key element if you want to protect your hair from the cold since combining these two products will keep you nourished and prepared for the cold snaps.

Gentle Shampoos. Avoiding strong shampoos such as those for dandruff or greasy hair will help because they tend to dry and weaken hair. Ideally, use a mild neutral shampoo for daily use and regularly apply a hair oil moisturizer, such as coconut or jojoba.

Scalp Massage. Massaging the scalp is a very effective way to protect the hair from the cold. When you apply the mask or hair oil, massage the scalp to promote blood circulation and remove dead cells. After all, healthy hair begins with a healthy scalp!

Avoid Heat. There’s nothing quite like a steamy bath during winter, but washing your hair with hot water may weaken your hair’s health. As for heating tools, it is also advisable to carefully dry your hair with a towel to remove excess water and use your dryer sparingly. Heat drying weakens and breaks hair, so the less you use irons or curlers the easier it will be for you to protect your hair from the cold.

Cover up. Winter is the perfect time to style with a cute hat, not only for warmth but for the health of your hair! Covering your hair is a good way to avoid exposure to winter cold and moisture. Be sure that the hats and caps that you use are made of natural fibers, such as cotton or wool.

Don’t skimp on nutrients. A healthy diet is one of the most important things you can do to protect your hair from the cold. Foods rich in vitamins, proteins, and zinc will help you keep your hair healthy, shiny and strong. In addition, you should always make sure you’re drinking enough water to keep your hair protected and well nourished.

If you need a little help showing your hair some love this winter, the experts at Rodi Salon are ready to help you maintain those beautiful tresses. 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.

Treat Yourself to Eyelash Extensions

Is curtailing your morning routine – without sacrificing your style – on your holiday wish list this year? What if we told you that we have an incredible service that can save you some serious prep time while enhancing your eyes? That’s not just lip service- we’re talking about eyelash extensions, and they are the perfect way to save time while still looking absolutely fabulous.

This is not a drill – you can absolutely wake up each day to full, luscious lashes without the use of mascara! We can help you make it a reality with our customizable extensions. You can choose the length, thickness, and even how tight the curl is to enhance your natural lashes and maximize your morning prep time.

Take the application appointment as a chance to relax and unwind while your expert technician will painlessly apply the lashes of your dreams. When you open your eyes, you’ll be the proud owner of perfect lashes for up to six weeks! Due to your natural lash growth cycle, we suggest you come in every 2-3 weeks for a refill to keep them looking their best. No more fumbling around with falsies and strip glue, or applying and reapplying mascara! How’s that for some serious time savings?

Don’t miss out on your valuable rest, or spend unnecessary time in front of the mirror every morning. Treat yourself this holiday season to the ultimate beauty service that can help you look your best while maximizing your valuable time

Are you ready to make the most of your beauty routine? Our team of professionals here at Rodi Salon are ready to help you get the lashes 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.

Update Your Makeup Look

As we bid adieu to Summer, it’s a great time to talk about the new makeup trends we get to try out this season. We turned to the fall runways and red carpets to help us get a good idea of the new looks we’re about to see everywhere. Whether you have an upcoming event, or you’re just ready for a new look, the experts here at Rodi Salon can offer you a complete makeup application and help you find your new go-to routine. Here, we’ll highlight just a few of our favorites.

Emerald smokey eye. Piggy-backing off the gorgeous blue lids of summer, this season’s hero hue is emerald. Line your top and bottom lids and then smudge for the perfect smoky look.

Super lashes. Whether you go for a good set of falsies, a growth serum, or a plumping mascara, you’re going to want longer, fuller lashes this fall.

90’s lips. Channeling our inner grunge band frontman, 90’s lips in hues of brown and burnt orange are having a major moment. Not to be outdone, visible liner is also making a comeback right now!

Major brows. Thankfully, the barely-there brows are not popping up on our radar. Instead, models and celebrities alike are sporting bold, well maintained brows enhanced with the perfect pencil shade.

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.

A New Twist on A Familiar Trend

One thing you can count on when it comes to hair trends is that they usually come back around at some point. One such trend we’ve been seeing a lot of this year is the perm. Now, we know what you’re thinking, but fear not! The perm we’re talking about has nothing to do with 80’s hair bands! The new perm has a modern twist that is definitely worthy of the following it has managed to develop this year.

With less focus on height than the 80’s version, the modern perm is producing the type of care-free beachy waves we have all been working hard to create on our own for a few years now. The best part? This treatment can seriously cut down on your beauty routine. You can literally wash and go while still having major style.

The final look of your modern perm will begin with the selection of the rod size, as well as the rod placement. Your stylist is an expert at this, so don’t worry if you’re not sure what to ask for! Just be sure to discuss how you want your perm to look, and bringing a few pics will help your stylist to see your vision.

In addition to an updated look, the treatment process itself has also improved by focusing on rebuilding the hair throughout the process. This helps to maintain the condition of your hair and results in a softer, less “crunchy” feel than perms of yore. We do recommend you begin your quest for the perfect perm with a consultation with your stylist to make sure your hair is in tip-top shape. Healthy hair will tolerate the treatment, and investing in a good conditioner will help keep your hair looking and feeling great even after your perm.

So, what do you think? Are you ready to try out the modern perm? The experts at Rodi Salon are ready to help you create the look you desire. 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.

The Rodi Salon Mobile 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 just like having your own miniature front desk right in the palm of your hand.

With our app, you have quick access to our salon menu where you can browse our products and services, keep up with our current specials, learn about our hours and location, get in touch with us directly, and even check out our gallery!

You can also use the app to schedule an appointment at your convenience, without having to call in! Our staff will confirm availability, and you’ll receive your appointment confirmation right through the app. After the appointment is scheduled, you’ll be able to follow up to check on your appointment details as well.

If you’re looking for even more reasons to love our app, you can also do your shopping right at your fingertips. Purchase a gift card for that special someone and give them the gift of Rodi Salon. Gift cards can be used for products and services, and we’ll even send it directly to the recipient.

Get directions to the salon wherever you happen to be at the moment and enjoy many other benefits from our free mobile app. You can find us at 2070 Chain Bridge Road, Suite 181 in Vienna, VA, or call 703-288-3880. The experts at Rodi Salon are ready to help you look and feel your best. Are you ready to download our free app? Find it today on iTunes, Google Play, or Amazon.

Fall is practically moments away and it won’t be long before we’re swapping our bikinis for sweater dresses. There’s no better time than now to swap out our summer sun-kissed hair for a warmer, earthier tone to match the season. Inspired by the changing leaves, we’ve rounded up a list of the hottest hair color trends we think are going to be everywhere soon. Get inspired before your next appointment, and let us know which one you can’t wait to try!

Chestnut and cinnamon. Nothing says “Fall” like the earthy smells of roasting nuts spiced with cinnamon, am I right? The same applies with these spiced reddish brown tones that add warmth and flatter most skin tones.

Honey. Who says blondes can’t be warm? This golden tone is perfect for both blondes and brunettes who feel like switching things up without major drama.

Strawberry shortcake. Not just a delicious dessert, this appetizing look can be achieved by both blondes and redheads. If your hair falls on the red side of the spectrum, adding buttery highlights will do the trick. For darker toned blondes, tawny auburn will be just what the stylist ordered.

Copper tones. No, not the sunscreen! Bright, coppery tones draw attention to the eyes and work particularly well with warmer skin tones. If you want to take this trend a little further, the most daring among us are experimenting with orange for a look that practically screams “It’s Fall!!!”

Are you in need of a new hair color for Fall? The experts at Rodi Salon are ready to help you create the look you desire. 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: Davines

Here at Rodi Salon, we are pretty into making hair look and feel fabulous, and we recognize the value of using professional hair products to make that happen. We have extensive experience to help us enhance your hair’s health and beauty, and we only recommend products that will help you maintain these results at home.

One of the product lines we offer here is Davines. Made exclusively for salons since the early 90’s, Davines has a product line that can help you manage and maintain your beautiful style no matter what your hair care needs are. Here, we will talk about some common hair issues and the Davines line that was made to help.

Looking to enhance moisture? Allow us to introduce you to MOMO. Perfectly formulated for dry or dehydrated hair, this line offers a shampoo, conditioner, and moisturizing cream. Specially formulated to penetrate deep inside the hair shaft to replenish moisture, these products are appropriate for everyday use without weighing down the hair or damaging your color.

Have bleached or chemically relaxed or permed hair? Davines NOUNOU shampoo, conditioner, and hair mask are perfect for you! Gentle enough for everyday use, this ultra-moisturizing line is designed to deeply nourish hair while adding body.

Is your hair long or prone to breakage? MELU shampoo, conditioner, and hair shield are made for you! This product line will offer strength, shine, body, and volume without weighing down the hair.  

This is just a small sampling of the fantastic products we can offer you here at Rodi. Like all Davines products, the above collections are only found in premium, professional salons. 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.

Waxing to Manage Unwanted Facial Hair

If you’re one of the many women dealing with unwanted facial hair, you may be wondering about the best hair removal method. Here at Rodi Salon, we not only offer waxing and threading to help shape your best brows, we also offer facial waxing to help you manage your unwanted facial hair. The following are some major benefits to this effective hair removal method:

Better results. Shaving leaves a blunt edge on the hair that makes it appear thicker and feel “poky” as it grows back. This is known as stubble, and it is a less than ideal look for your face. Waxing, on the other hand, removes the hair completely from the follicle, so when it grows back it appears thinner and softer. Over time, the hair will stop growing back in areas that receive regular waxing treatments. In addition, the results you get with waxing can last up to two weeks!

More precise. With waxing, your technician has complete control over the areas where hair is removed. This allows us to help shape those perfect arches in your brows as well as only wax the areas of the face that need it, such as the upper lip or chin.

Exfoliation. While waxing does not completely replace regular exfoliation, it does act as an excellent exfoliant to remove the top layer of dead skin cells. The new layer of skin left behind is smooth and perfectly primed to absorb whatever nourishing moisturizer you apply. Waxing will help you maintain healthy skin, especially if you make it a regular part of your beauty routine.

Pain free. Many people are hesitant to wax because they have tried it at home, with sometimes painful results. However, professional waxing is much different. Experienced technicians know how to wax in the quickest, most effective way. They can even give you some tips on how to prepare before the appointment to make your experience more comfortable.

If you’re ready to give facial waxing a try, make an appointment at Rodi Salon! 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.

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.