Prepping Your Hair for Summer

Don’t let this gloomy weather fool you! Summer is on the way and closer than you think. For most, this means a new hairdo. Maybe you want to go lighter and have your locks be sun kissed and golden. Or perhaps you’ve been growing your hair out all winter and are ready for a new edgy cut.

Spring is about re-birth, growth and change. As far as we’re concerned, summer is about flaunting that change. But there’s something else you should also consider for your hair when summer is around the corner, and that’s prepping it for the elements.

Summer is all about dips in the ocean and long lazy days in a swimming pool. There’s no better way to spend those hotter months! But let’s face it, the hot weather, bright sun and long hours in the water can do more than damage your hair. That’s why it’s so important to ready your hair for the summer along with that new do!


Trim It!

First things first, a haircut is a must (or a tiny trim). A nice trim before those hot months are upon us can help strengthen your hair and get rid of the already damaged ends. Healthy cuts lead to healthy looking hair.


Moisturize It!

You don’t want to forget to moisturize. I’m sure you’ve noticed how dry your skin can get in the summer? Well the same thing can happen to your hair. Protect and hydrate your hair this summer with a deep conditioning treatment like Keratage’s Nutritious Treatment Mask and a leave in conditioning spray like UNITE’s 7 Seconds Leave in Conditioner. Moisturizing shampoo and conditioner are also a great addition to keep your locks nourished and moisturized. Try TiGi’s Hydra-Synergy Shampoo and Conditioner for added moisture.


Embrace It!

Summer is about relaxation and going with the flow. The same goes for you hair. Invest in some products that will help you maintain your healthy hair with no fuss. We highly recommend UNITE’s Beach Day Texturizing salt spray. This spray is perfect for creating those effortless beachy waves or spraying on after a long day in the ocean for added texture and style. If your hair tends to get frizzy during the summer months, a relaxing serum is a must. Try Keratage’s Fortifying Leave-in Control Serum to help de-frizz and relax your hair. There’s no need to fight the elements when you can embrace them with these amazing products.

Platino Salon&Suites Features Avant Garde Photo Shoot–Style Is More Than Just Hair!

Photography is an important link and creative expression in the beauty industry. More than just a photo, a model’s hairstyle, haircut, color, makeup and a dash of attitude are all critical elements in defining what avant garde style means. A good photographer is like a magician. He has the ability to capture and manifest an artist’s vision on camera as well as the soul of cutting-edge beauty.

On Sunday, October 6th from 10 am to 5 pm, we had the privilege to work with one of the top local photographers, David Evans. We were ecstatic to have a photographer of his caliber to conduct an avant garde photo shoot at Platino Salon&Suites, a premier hair salon in Newport Beach, CA. David is a man of many talents and has held a long-lasting and positive relationship with Frank & Laurel Chirico for over 25 years.

During the photo shoot, David was able to capture beautiful images of Laurel Chirico and Rondalyn Kline’s hairstyle work. The models’ natural, everyday beauty was enhanced with new hairstyles, hair color and makeup completed by our stylists and hair professionals. Makeup artist, Diana Alba also did a superb job complimenting these creative looks with fabulous, radiant makeup. With the final touch of some fun wardrobe choices, these ladies were transformed into some high fashion vixens!

Take a look at our photo collage and we would love for you to share them with any of your friends.

Selected images will be chosen to showcase Laurel and Rondalyn’s work for salon photos, to create advertising material and potentially used as entry photos for NAHA (North American Hairstyling Awards) 2014!