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.

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.

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.

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.