Innosense Hair Color

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2nd January

Innosense hair color, by Wella, is new color product designed to be less irritating to the scalp than traditional permanent hair color products. Being ‘ingredient conscious’ is a growing movement among men and women of all ages. I get a lot of questions about “organic” options. I haven’t found one that performs well enough to recommend, nor do I believe they are necessarily better or safer for the client. I truly believe that hair color is safe for the vast majority of people, and I’ve been in contact with it on most days for the last thirty years.

Reactions to hair color products can vary from none to extremely severe. Bad reactions are unusual, and I’ve been fortunate to witness very few of them during my career as a colorist. There are however a lot of clients who experience mild irritation … Read More »


Dictionary Of Hair Terms

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5th August

When your trying to explain what you you’d like to do with your hair, sometimes it’s hard to find the right words to get your ideas across. Here are some of the terms stylist throw around, and what they mean.

Ash- ashy, ash tones, ash colors- “Ash” refers to tones that are cool, like grey, green,. silver, taupe, etc. The opposite of  warm.

Brassy- When the unwanted orange and yellow tones are showing in the hair. The hair needs to be further lightened, or colored darker to correct.

A-line- A shape that is shorter in the back, and longer in the front.

Round- When referring to a hair cut outline, a shape that is shorter in the front and longer in the back.

Bob- A one length shape that does not touch the shoulders. One it hits the body it no longer “bobs”, it’s simply a one … Read More »


Should I Wash My Hair Before My Color Service?

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19th May

Should you shampoo before you come have your hair colored? Almost daily, I will have someone come in and ask me if they should wash their hair before tinting or highlighting.

The idea of not washing before a color service goes back to the old days, when color products were very harsh compared to the gentle colors we have today. A bit of natural oil on the scalp kept the tingling and staining to a minimum. This was especially important with bleaching services, which could be quite irritating to the scalp.

Fast forward to now, and many clients have been led to believe that the dirtier the hair, the better the color. Here are some guidelines to prep your hair for a perfect color service.

1. Wash your hair 12 to 24 hours before your color. This will assure the hair is … Read More »


David Frank Hair Care Products

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11th April

Dry, desert climates are a special challenge for the hair and skin. Here in the Phoenix area, we deal with an average humidity though the year of about 23 percent. Although we have brief periods of higher humidity, sometimes the humidity is as low as 12 percent. Couple that with extreme heat and a lot of UV rays, and it’s no wonder our hair doesn’t always perform the way we would like.To add to the hair care dilemma, most hair products are made to be sold everywhere. Why make a shampoo for a super dry climate when most places are much more moist? Products that work well in Florida are not going to work in Arizona.

David Frank Haircare products are designed to work in the desert. Here are some of the features that make them effective in our climate.

All of … Read More »


Hair Color Correction

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18th March

Corrective Color

 

Changing your hair color is fun. Sometimes so much fun we get carried away. Whether it’s an idea that doesn’t work out as great as it sounded, or a miscommunication, or just plain old bad work, bad hair color is a distressing experience.

Luckily, most  hair color problems can be corrected by the right colorist. As long as the hair is in reasonable shape, we can usually get you to a beautiful color in as quick as one visit. Hair color challenges fall into 4 main categories, each with a specific remedy. Here is an overview to help take the mystery out of color correction.

      1. Color is too dark.

Happens a lot, especially with the “box” color at home, or when you ask your stylist for “just a little darker”.  When letting it lighten up on its own isn’t an … Read More »



Spornette Brushes, The Best Round Brushes For Styling Hair

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3rd January

Our stylists take blow drying seriously. To get the best finished look, we use and recommend brushes by Spornette. Spornette has been making brushes for over 75 years, and they are excellent. We have brushes in the salon that have lasted us for twenty years, and with proper care they can last a lifetime.

Spornette’s Italian round brush collection features high quality, reinforced boar bristles. Boars hair is important because it creates the right tension on the hair to make it smooth and shiny. Made in Italy, these are their premium round brushes. Round styling brushes are made to style the hair by rotating the brush. You can use them to straiten the hair, or create curls and volume. Boars hair is superior to other brush materials because it has the ability to smooth the cuticle of the hair properly. Here … Read More »



Where Does Hair Extension Hair Come From?

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14th December

The hair extension business in the United States is a big one, with 300-500 million dollars being spent per year on human hair extensions. While I’m not a huge fan of hair extensions in general, apparently they have a lot of fans. Many of my guests inquire about ways to make their hair longer and thicker, and sometimes the option of extensions comes up. One of the first things they often ask is “where does the hair come from?”.

If you must have extensions, human hair is the way to go. With so much demand, human hair is quite a commodity. The amount of hair imported into the U.S. is measured in the hundreds of millions of miles, and the amount of money that changes hands is staggering. Purchased mostly from India and China, the hair is purchased at the source … Read More »



Preparing For A Visit To The Salon

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19th September

Tips For Getting The Most Out Of Your Hair Appointment

Whether your it’s a hair cutting, coloring, or styling service you have booked, you have a particular look in mind. Here are some some suggestions for making the most of your upcoming hair appointment.

Setting up an appointment

Look for a time when your not rushed. You’ll be more relaxed, and the appointment will be a lot more fun. Your stylist will have a bit more time to be creative, and you’ll feel more relaxed.
Try and book well in advance. When possible, set up your next appointment when you check out. If your booking at a later time, or for the first time, call in advance for the best selection of times. Weekdays mid week are usually a bit more available, and evenings and weekends go fast.
Try booking online. Online booking is available … Read More »


The Silver/Grey Hair Trend Is Not What You Think

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28th July

 

The “Granny” Hair Trend Is Making Grey Hair fashionable

Beautiful images of women with silver or grey hair are all over the internet right now. Several times a week, I have guests ask me if they should let their hair go grey. Generally, I’m not a fan. Most people look best in warmer colors, and hair color is an important accessory as makeup. Some women with very cool skin  tone and the right coloring pull it of well, but I usually encourage my guests to keep coloring their hair.

When it’s time to segue into letting your hair go grey, there are a number of ways of doing it. The goal is to make the transition between the colored hair and the uncolored hair less noticeable. We can foil in color to make less of a line of demarcation, slowly lighten the … Read More »



Styling Tips And Tricks For Great Hair Days

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24th July

We all walk around with the hair we’re born with. Ever wonder why some women’s hair always looks amazing without ever seeming to try too hard? Here are some tricks to try for getting the most out of your hair with the least effort.

1. Find a shampoo that lathers less. Sudsy doesn’t necessarily mean clean—sometimes, it means the opposite. Shampoos that lather too much are often overloaded with moisturizing products, which can leave build-up in your hair, making it look and feel dirtier quicker. Look for a sulfate-free formula. Use just enough to lather, anything more is a waste and hard to rinse. I like David frank Haircare moisture shampoo because it’s sulfate and sodium chloride free.

2. Give your hair a cold shot. Before you hop out of the shower, turn the cold water on for a second and quickly … Read More »



Best Shampoo For Color Treated Hair|David Frank Moisture Shampoo

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18th June

Now that you have your hair color looking great, it’s time to take care of it. Choosing a shampoo for colored hair is the most important decision you make in terms of preventing your color from fading prematurely. Many shampoos and conditioners claim to be “color safe”, but thanks to modern formulations we can do much better. Shampooing is the hardest thing we do to our hair color, along with heat styling and sun exposure. Here are some of the features you need in a shampoo to keep your color looking great.

Sulfates

The most important aspect of modern shampoo formulations is that it should be sulfate free. Sodium laureth sulfate, which also goes by several other similar names, is a detergent used in products for cleansing the hair and body. It’s inexpensive, effective, and it’s been around a long time. This … Read More »


Red Hair Color|Getting And Keeping The Perfect Shade Of Red

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20th March

How to find the best shade of red for your hair

Red hair never really goes out of style, and it’s especially popular this season. Lots of women go way out of their way to avoid red tones in their hair, but many should consider trying some red. Most people can wear some shade of red, and once you do, everything else can seem a bit boring. If you ever get the wrong shade of red, you’ll hate it and probably won’t ever do it again. Here are some tips for choosing the shade that will suit you best.

 

What to consider in choosing your best red hair color shade

The three things to consider are your skin tone, how relatively light or dark your skin is, and your eye color.

Skin Tone

The tone of your skin is the first consideration when choosing the … Read More »



Beautiful Tortoise Shell Highlights

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29th January

Just when you thought you’d seen every version of balayage highlighting they could come up with, yet another one makes its way to the salon.It’s called the ecaille,
or the “tortoiseshell technique”. Now that harsh, super light ombre hair is about as fashionable as a spiral perm, it’s nice to have a more current option for those who want some light without the streaks.
Ecaille is a more grown-up and sophisticated version of ombre. It features golden highlights that makes the look shiny and sun-kissed.
Think golden highlights paired with darker, rich caramel tones.
Tortoise shell features face-framing highlights in the front while adding softer pieces around the rest of the hair.
Ecaille is already notable in Paris and among Hollywood actresses and models because its golden multi-tones can enhance nearly any hair color.

Ask for various tones, deeper at the roots and lighter at the … Read More »



The Wavy Bob: My Favorite Hair Style For Winter 2014

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30th November

The “Wob” is still a hot haircut trend for spring 2015.

The “Wob”, or wavy bob, is still one of the hottest haircut trend right now. The ‘wavy bob’ has now surpassed the ‘long bob’ as the year’s most sought-after hairstyle. “Not having to deal with a lot of layers makes styling easy.” says Frank Hathaway. “And the strong line makes it dramatic look, without the stiffness of a classic bob”.

Piecy, chin length bobs have been spotted on celebrities everywhere, from Jennifer Lawrence’s “I’m growing it back out” look to Taylor Swifts new Shorter, pushed back version of the classic style. It’s not unusual to see celebrities follow the same trends, but  when a style looks this great and is so easy to care for, it’s a great time to jump on the opportunity to look great with minimal effort.

Jennifer Lawrence, … Read More »


Sombre, Fall 2014 Hair Color Trend

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12th October

As the harsh, high contrast ombre trend has passed, the color trend has transitioned over to “sombre”, a softer expression of ombre. It’s a more natural look with highlights around the face graduating into lighter,  brighter shades toward the ends. Sombre can be adapted to redheads, brunettes and blondes, and it’s the hottest color trend this fall. The word ombre’ means gradient, color starts with your natural color and fades into a lighter shade starting at about the brows and getting lighter as it goes. Sombre looks are personalized to every head, they’re like snowflakes. No two are exactly alike.

Sombre works well with longer  layers. Not great with really short layers, you need a bit of length to see the transition.

Brunettes highlight well into caramels, honeys, and gold tones.

If your hair is already quite light, you can bring platinum blonde … Read More »


Rose Gold Haircolor The Latest Trend In Blond

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22nd August

The same rosy golden tones that are so popular in accessories this season is showing up as a major trend in hair color. Rose gold hair color has made a huge comeback in fashion, and many celebrities and models are showed up with various levels of rose tone in their hair. Rose gold  is a wonderful tone to use because it flatters almost anyone. The color tends to change according to the colors it is next to. It softens the look of pale skin while minimizing the yellow in warmer skin. Maybe this could be a nice change to the flavor of blond for fall. It enhances  the  look of everyday  blond, creating  warm, deeper hues with dimension.

Rachel McAdams has taken her soft red, and kicked it up a notch by adding golden color throughout, creating a bit more dimension … Read More »



I Wanna Marry Harry

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18th June

At David Frank Salon, we get really excited about hair color. We love them all, but a beautiful, vibrant red can be especially fun on the right person. Red hair is very fashionable again for for women, but what about men? Red haired men sometimes get a lot of grief about their color. I had reddish hair when I was a kid, but lately it’s become a subject of comedy to make fun of gingers. I imagine it’s because there is nobody left we are allowed to make fun of, but I actually thing red hair is kind of awesome. Since only about 4% of the world population has red hair, your already kind of unique. It sets you apart immediately.

 

On the new  Fox TV show “I Wanna Marry Harry”, twelve impossibly stupid women are taken to a castle in … Read More »


Travel Hairdryers: Best Blow Dryers For Traveling Abroad

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15th May

How To Choose A Blow dryer for Traveling Abroad

Many of my guests inquire about what blow dryers and irons are best for traveling internationaly. The answer depends on where your going. The plugs adapters are easy to get, but you also have to take into consideration some other technical details, like the the voltage and alternating cycle of the electrical systems of where you are traveling. For this reason, I don’t recommend taking your regular blow dryers and irons abroad. Here is an explanation of how this works, followed by my suggestions of what to buy.

This excerpt is from CNN’s travel website:

“Learn about electric systems

To be on the safe side, travelers who plan to use electrical devices from home while they are traveling should learn about the electric systems — plug configurations, voltage and alternating cycles — in the countries … Read More »


Wella Color ID

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10th May

New Wella Professionals Color.id is a breakthrough salon service that allows hair stylists, for the first time ever, to place colors next to each other without bleeding and without foils or other separators. Up until now, the process of hair coloring, especially a multi-tonal look, was time-consuming and required the use of various separators, such as foils.

Available exclusively through salon professionals, Wella Professionals Color.id allows colorists to meet popular demand for perfectly blended, harmonious color

Color.id provides reliable color results as an additive to Wella Professionals’ permanent colors, Koleston Perfect and Illumina Color.

By eliminating the need for foils and other separators, Color.id creates a more comfortable and pleasant consumer experience.

Colorists can now follow their intuition and set their artistic character free to create their most beautiful masterpiece yet. The possibilities are as limitless as their imagination, ambition and creativity with Color.id


Best blowdryers to use at home

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6th May

Best Blowdryer to Use at Home

We often get asked for suggestions about what hairdryers to purchase. Most of the non-professional models sold at the store are fairly comparable. If your looking to upgrade to a professional model, here’s the one we recommend.

Babyliss Pro BABFV2 Volare

 

It’s lightweight, and every bit as powerful as the V1 model we use in the salon. The advantage you have with this dryer over the V1 is the length. It’s shorter, and that makes it muck easier to use on your own hair. I would suggest a professional dryer if you do a lot of round brushing, or if you have a lot of hair and wish to save a bit of time in the morning. Remember to always use a nozzle with your dryer to prevent damaging the hair with the grate at the end … Read More »


Making Your Hair Color Last

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7th April

Hair color can dramatically change your look or can be used to add subtle highlights and definition to your hairstyle. Unfortunately, all artificial hair color fades with time, diminishing the vibrancy and richness that your hair had immediately after coloring. It may be tempting to color your hair more often to compensate for color fading, but more frequent chemical processes can lead to more damage and more time at the salon than you may want to spend. In order to minimize the fading process and prevent the need for frequent retouches, you can take steps to help your hair color retain its vibrancy and richness.

1. Select the Right Color and Prepare Your Hair for the Coloring Process

If you prefer low maintenance hair and want to avoid frequent touch-ups, select a color that is only a few shades lighter or darker … Read More »


A Better Way To Go Darker With Your Hair

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19th March

Want to get away from the up keep of super blonde hair, but afraid to go too dark? It’s difficult to get used to being darker or all one color when you have been highlighted for so long. Often colorists will go with color all over, leaving you feeling drab and ashy. Adding depth to hair that has becoming too blonde is one of the bigger trouble points we see int the salon. I get several calls a month to fix green or grey hair resulting from bad tint backs or low-lights.

Other times they will color all over and then go back and highlight again. Not a bad way to go, but labor intensive and potentially damaging if your hair is already sensitive. If condition is an issue, I don’t recommend going this route.

Here … Read More »


Mens Hair Trends 2014

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3rd March

The challenge men face now, when it comes to hair and looking good is the same challenge women have faced for decades. Women have always read fashion magazines for advice on how to style their hair. Fashion has typically required that women don’t just keep our hair clean, but that they blow it dry, cut it, bleach it, condition it, color the roots, add highlights, and in general invest far more time and money in their complicated hair styles than men do. However in the new millennium, current styles in haircuts for men are a whole new ballgame.

 

These days, when it comes to your hair, you guys are going to need a lot more than a trip to the barbershop to look good. Current hairstyles require skilled hair hair stylists for men who are up on all of the latest … Read More »


Haircolor: How often to come in for highlights, balayage, ombre, grey coverage, and demi permanent color

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16th February

How Often should I color my hair?

Now that you have a beautiful hair color, here are some guidelines for maintaining your look. In 2015, savvy guest know that how you take care of your color is almost as important as who does it. You spent time and money getting it just right, so here is how to keep it that way.

Plan regular visits. Make your next color appointment when you are leaving the salon.

All over color processes should be done every 3-5 weeks for best results. Sooner really isn’t necessary, and longer will effect the products ability to lift and deposit evenly.

Foil highlights should be done every 6-8 weeks depending on how much contrast there is between your highlights and your natural color. Foils are generally placed close to the scalp so you’ll need to come regularly to keep it … Read More »


Illumina color from Wella

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4th February

 Looking for more shiny, smooth, healthy results from your hair color?

Whether your doing red, blond, brunette, foil highlights, or balayage, it’s exciting to have a new product to work with. David Frank Salon features Wella’s newest color line, Illumina, to their line up of color products.  The results are amazing. Super shiny, beautiful tone, and the feels fantastic.

Illumina Color From Wella

Created to complement Wella’s current hair color offerings, ILLUMINA’s range of 31 shades was five years in the making, has been tested by thousands of stylists worldwide, may be used with any developer, and introduces MICROLIGHT technology, whereby “micro-particles encapsulate the metals left on hair to protect the cuticle and maintain clarity.”

Wella Professionals’ Global Creative Director Josh Wood says, “We really wanted to create a product which gave the hair a lightness – like the effect you only get at … Read More »


Short Hair Specialist Shares Expert Tips

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30th January

Whether your going short for the first time, or looking for a new short style, short hair requires an expert’s hand and an expert’s eye to pull it off right. A shorter cut can be dramatic and spectacular, or it can be a boring one way trip to old-city. I sat down with Frank Hathaway, a short hair specialist and style director at David Frank Salon in Scottsdale, to ask him about his special approach to short cuts.

D: You’re a big fan of shorter hair styles on women. What’s the attraction for you?

Frank: Simply put, when you have longer hair, people tend to see the hair and not the person wearing it. You have hair. With short and mid length hair, you have a hair style. There’s a huge difference.Shorter shapes allow you to accentuate the face and head shape in … Read More »



How to keep your hair color from fading

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30th January

Tired of that unintentional ombre effect you get by the time it’s time to color your hair again? Reds go orange, brunettes go lighter and off tone, blondes get brassy. It’s a given that hair color fades, but here are some of the things that accelerate fade-age and what you can do to keep your hair color from fading.

 

Environment. The Sun, first and foremost, is our biggest opponent  to keeping hair color fresh in Arizona. The sun bleaches everything, even your hair color! And yes, even in the winter, the sun is out. Walking to your car or mailbox without any protection on your hair is considered ‘sun-exposure’. This  plays a huge role in our hair color fading problem. Also, the air is filled with pollutants. Think of when you first wash your car it looks beautiful, clean, and shiny, … Read More »


2014 Hair Trends:The Modern Shag

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15th January

 

How to make a classic shag new for 2014

 

It’s now officially 2014, and the best way to start a new year is with a new look. The hottest trend in cuts right now is an updated version of a classic, the shag.

The best way to describe a shag is a medium length shape with the bulk taken out of the bottom, creating a shaggy casual feel. The length can vary from collarbone to jaw, and it can be worn with or without bangs. This makes it very versatile, and shags can be personalized to fit any face shape or hair texture.

 

The shag became famous in the 70’s, when iconic rock stars like Kieth Richards and Rod Stewart wore super razored long but short hair on stage. It drifted into the movie world with stars like Jane Fonda. To this day … Read More »


Kristin Chenoweth and Pamela Anderson New Pixie Cuts

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6th November

Hollywood stars are rushing to the salon for this seasons hottest hair trend, the pixie cut. We love a great short hair style. Following closely in the footsteps of Jennifer Hudson, Charlize Theron, and Michelle Williams, Pamela Anderson and Kristin Chenowith are now sporting fantastic new short cuts.

 

Kristen Chenowith traded her very average looking longer hair for a much more chic, shorter shape.

 

Pamela Anderson looks great, and actually much more feminine in her new cropped cut.


Cameron Diaz Amazing Assymetrical Bob

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30th October

In “The Counselor”, Cameron Diaz has a new look. I’m betting we get lots of requests for this stunning disconnected bob. The shape features a short section on one side that allows the hair to be pushed back or worn down. The long side gives the feeling of more hair. It’s a very versatile look because you can wear it down an d looks like a traditional bob. The darker color underneath adds emphasis to the disconnection. We love it.


Fixing Bad Hair Color: How Do You Fix Hair Color That’s Gone Wrong?

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26th October

Scottsdale’s corrective color expert’s tips on fixing bad hair color.

Changing your hair color is fun. Sometimes so much fun we get carried away. Whether it’s an idea that doesn’t work out as great as it sounded, or a miscommunication, or just plain old bad work, bad hair color is a distressing experience.

Luckily, most hair color problems can be corrected by the right colorist. As long as the hair is in reasonable shape, we can usually get you to a beautiful color in as quick as one visit. Hair color challenges fall into four main categories, each with a specific remedy. Here is an overview to help take the mystery out of color correction.

 

Color is too dark

Happens a lot, especially with the “box” color at home, or when you ask your stylist for “just a little darker”. When letting it lighten … Read More »


Frank Hathaway Talks Pixie Cuts For Fall

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1st October

Getting That Perfect Pixie Cut

 

The Pixie is my absolute favorite hairstyle on women. I love the confidence I see in a woman when she has short hair. A well done pixie maintains the feminine lines and accentuates eyes and cheekbones, the most important features on a woman.. What make a perfect pixie? Here are few a tips from our style director, Frank Hathaway, on getting a great cut you won’t be in a hurry to grow out.

It is most important that a pixie is very soft around the hairline and has no straight lines. Men’s cuts are very angular and straight around the side burn, ears and the back. A  pixie remains wispy and soft at the edges maintaining femininity.

Most women can wear a pixie. If you look good with your hair pulled back in a … Read More »



Boho Chic Braid How-To

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20th September

How To:

Boho Chic Braid

What you’ll need-

Comb, Tiny Hair Ties, & Hairspray

Step 1: Backcomb base of hair to height desired.

Step 2: Pull hair into low pony tail.

Step 3: Take a thin strand from either side of pony tail and wrap around hairband to conceal it.  Then pin strand.

Step 4:  From base of pony tail, wrap another hairband a few inches lower.

Step 5:  Between the two hairbands, divide hair evenly creating a space to pull through all the hair from below the lowest hairband to the ends.

Step 6: Repeat steps 3-5

Step 7: Finish with a light spritz of hairspray



Best New Dry Shampoo: Do-Over

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17th August

Best New Dry Shampoo

It’s here, “Do-Over”, the new dry shampoo by David Frank Haircare. Do-Over is perfect for the days between shampooing. Just spray the roots of your hair, fluff it up, and go. Leaves your hair feeling fresh, and gives you lots of fullness and volume. It’s like a breath mint for your hair. Cools you off as well. Unlike some dry shampoo, Do-Over is clear, and doesn’t leave a powdery look. The aerosol formula is easy to use, and great for travel.

Do-Over is available at David Frank Salon. Come in and try it, or click the picture to order online.



Silky Smooth Argan Oil

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25th July

Best Argan Oil Hair Product

A deep penetrating, fast absorbing treatment for all hair types

David Frank Haircare offers the best argan oil hair product. This deep penetrating Argan Oil will be instantly absorbed into your hair producing an incredible shine and smooth as silk feeling. Expect long-lasting conditioning results. Paraben Free.

Argan oil is extracted from the kernels of Argan tree, which is only found in North Africa. Argan oil is rich in antioxidants and anti-microbial agents that scientists believe are behind its Many virtues.

Argan oil is very versatile, it can be used to moisturize and protect the skin, hair, and nails. Even though Argan oil has recently become recognized as one of the leading conditioning products for hair, it has long been used for its healing and beautifying properties, as well as for culinary uses. Argan oil is one of the  … Read More »



Best blowdryer-Babyliss Volare v2

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5th April

We often are asked, what blow-dryer do you recommend ? Best Blowdryer, Babyliss Volare V2.  With blowouts being a big focus in fashion, many women are round brushing their hair at home. Your dryer is a very important tool. A great dryer not only gives you a great result, but saves time as well. Imagine saving 5 minutes a day drying your hair. Even blowing your hair dry every other day, you would save 17 hours a year. That’s a whole waking day of blow-drying. A great dryer is a great investment, especially if you have a lot of hair or longer hair.

In the salon we use use the full size Volare V1 by Babyliss. For home, however we recommend its powerful but slightly shorter sister, the V2. YOU SHOULD ALWAYS USE YOUR NOZZLE WHEN BLOW-DRYING, so the slightly shorter … Read More »


“Untangled”, David Frank Haircare’s new leave-in conditioner and detangler

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4th April

David Frank Haircare Untangled

“Untangled”, our first new addition to our product line up! Untangled is a detangler, a leave-in conditioner, and UV protector that conditions, adds body, and maintains healthy hair and scalp. Pro-vitamin B5 adds shine, wheat amino acids strengthen, and aloe and chamomile sooth and moisturize. UV protectant helps color from fading. Light weight and paraben free formula. Give it try, it’s a wonderful addition to the David Frank haircare line. Come try some at David Frank Salon,or click the picture above to purchase online.



Balayage versus foil

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18th March

If you’re looking to brighten up your hair with some highlights, make sure you know the difference between the traditional foil highlighting technique and the increasingly popular balayage highlight technique. In big cities, balayage highlights are becoming just as popular as foil highlights. The majority of the colors I see in magazines lately were done with a painting technique as well. Balayage used to be considered a specialty technique, but celebrity hair stylists have made a demand for it by painting many movie star’s hair with sexy, natural-looking balayage highlights.

 

Balayage, which is also called hair painting, creates natural looking results because they are painted on the hair, and can be placed throughout the hair in a more natural, artistic pattern. Each application is unique. When using foils, you work in a very linear fashion, with the same amount of light … Read More »



The “Lob” latest celebrity hairstyle trend

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8th March

Scottsdale hair salons have been getting tons of requests for the latest hair trend in Hollywood, and it’s no surprise. The “lob”, half bob, half long, is the best of both worlds: not short, but blunt enough tho make it easy to care for. Here are some examples of how to wear one.

The Blunt Lob

The Look: This cut is blunt and uniform with no layers. It elongates the neck and makes you look more statuesque. If you go any shorter, it becomes a bob and you lose the versatility.

It’s Perfect For: Anyone whose hair is fine or fried from heated styling tools. This returns it to healthy without being tied down to a short cut, and it gets rid of stringy ends, so hair looks thicker.

The Long-Layered Lob

The Look: A chin-length layers add texture and movement. You can still even … Read More »


New ombre color technique for spring 2013

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22nd February

It seems extreme dark to light ombre color is on it’s way out. But the trend toward lighter

ends with softer regrowth is the new standard. We all love the deeper color around the face graduating into lighter and brighter color at the ends.Here is how I am creating a softer, more wearable version of last years balayage trend. The technique, sometimes called “lacing”  starts with a few foils across the part on top. Then, I do a traditional balayage application on the rest of the hair, with very soft highlights a bit away from the scalp moving into bold pieces on the ends. Last, I tease the hair between the foils and lighten the ends that remain. The result ties the roots to ends together in a nicely, still with minimal regrowth and

a modern look.


HOW-TO: The Fishtail Braid

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20th February

Ever wanted to achieve the perfect fishtail braid… Well now you can, as David Frank Salon’s Frank Hathaway talks us through it step-by-step.

❄ First add volume and texture spray a Spornette flat brush with David Frank’s Fast finish Hairspray and back brush the roots.
❄ Then split the hair into 2 sections and braid. Take the outer section bring over and cross ensuring you keep the same amount of hair in each section as you replace with hair from the opposite section that you have brought across.
❄ You can back brush the end of the braid so the band stays in better and hides a bit .
❄ Finally spray the braid and with Fast Finish Hairspray to finish and loosen some of the hair to give a more feminine look.



Look of the Week at David Frank Salon: The Bob

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13th February

 

The bob is always in style, in one form or another. It’s fascinating to think that a haircut that has been around since the Egyptians continues to maintain it’s presence in today’s fashion.  The bob haircut is one the most versatile of all haircuts. They vary in length, falling anywhere from the jaw line to the collar bone. Finer hair it can be graduated for fullness and body or thicker hair can be textured to collapse the shape. We can adapt a bobbed shape to almost anyone. One length shapes give you a definitive shape, with the added benefit of easy care. Our stylists can advise you on the best approach for your face shape and hair texture. Call today or book online for an appointment.

 

 


David Frank Salon Opening Friday

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25th January

David Todd and Frank Hathaway are proud to announce the opening of their new salon located at 10869 North Scottsdale Road, #101, Scottsdale, AZ,85254. Our phone number is 480-607-6544.  The 15 chair salon is in the beautiful Safeway shopping center at the North/East The corner of Scottsdale Road and Shea. David Frank Salon offers hair cutting, styling, coloring, highlighting, balayage, and keratin smoothing services, as well as walk-in blow-dry services. We also offer our own line of shampoo and styling products. Come and see us at our new location, and please tell a friend.



Upcoming Hair Trends For 2013: Short Cropped Hair and Pixie Cuts

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11th December

This time of year, everyone asks me, “What’s the trend for hairstyles going to be next year?” Hard to say, but from what I’m seeing, short cropped hair is making a big comeback this winter. With stars like Anne Hathaway on the cover of big magazines with new short styles, and movie heroines in hit movies wearing short dramatic cuts, we are sure to get lots of requests for new, smaller shapes.

I love asymmetry in short styles. It makes the shape more interesting and feminine.  Color is also key to to keeping shorter styles looking edgy and interesting rather than boyish. Ready to take the plunge? Don’t trust just anyone with your look. Come in and see us, we will help you find the best new shape and color for this winter and fall. 480-607-6544.


Wella Studios TrendVision class

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30th September

This week I had the pleasure of attending a class at the Wella studio in Woodland Hills, California. I got to see all four fashion trends as interpreted by the Wella artistic team, and learned some very helpful technical points about how to get the most out of the product. After seeing the inspiration for each trend, all the students got to work on mannequins and create their own version of the looks I’m very excited to go back and attend some more courses, and am considering going through their master colorist program. Here’s a sample of the trends I learned about.

 

The concept of luxury has evolved from ostentation to refined simplicity that celebrates nature.
This trend is embodied by:
GRACE, THE MODERN MUSE

Inspired by the radiance and purity of nature, she is the leading lady at the centre of any play … Read More »


Fall haircolor forecast: Cool brunettes

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4th September

 

Now that the summer is dwindling down, it’s time fall into next season’s hottest trends. So what’s in store for brunettes this fall? Cool, chocolate browns, frosty brunette shades with subtle highlights.

 

We’ll see a shift from too much bleachy highlights with to a healthy, rich, chocolate color with taupe or violet brown highlights. Women want color that’s increasingly natural-looking and super shiny, so it’s natural to move away from the high contrast colors this season. Celebrities like Kim Kardashian and Mila Kunis are already softening their dramatic ombre looks they’ve been wearing this spring and summer.

 

Avoid chunky highlights or slices. Use a softer lightener and tone it with a cool tobacco color. All-over color canappear too monochromatic, so bit of balayage highlighting will compliment browns perfectly. Very cool tones work best with lighter eyes. If your very pale or have … Read More »


Miley Cyrus new haircut

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21st August

After years of long, highlighted locks with extensions and wigs on the Hannah Montana show, Miley Cyrus has cut her hair into a punky, asymmetrical crop and has lightened it super blond. Probably a stunt to set herself apart from her teen character and move forward with her image, but I love it. Hopefully it will inspire some fun, aggressive short styles this fall.


This seasons color trend: Purple Ombre highlights

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14th August

Want colorful tresses and ombre highlights? Then the purple hair color trend will serve as the best inspiration to add a splash of color. From the vibrant tones to the muted, all are brilliant when paired with the right skin tone and hair texture. Alternative hair styling is famous for non-conformist attitude towards hair shades as well as cutting techniques, so why not try some violet for your next highlight?

The latest hair color trends vary between natural tones as well as bright, bold combinations of shades. The purple hair color trend entered the public eye due to its ability to blend into the dark shade of tresses, especially when combined with brown or black. Both in the form of highlights as well as block color sections it succeeds in adding flair and movement to the hair. Super-sleek hair as well … Read More »


Movie hair color: great subtle ombre highlights, dark fall hair colors- Total Recall

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9th August

Total Recall came out in 1990, and I have seen it probably 25 times at least. The original, starring Arnold schwartzenegger and Sharon Stone, was kind of campy sci fi. The effects were decent for the time, and the styling hardly drove anybody out to mimic the looks. The new version, however, has already brought me some requests for the styles Kate Beckensale and Jessica Biel wear in the movie.

Originally adapted by director Paul Verhoeven in 1990, author Philip K. Dick’s classic sci-fi short story “We Can Remember It for You Wholesale” returns to the big screen in this remake starring Colin Farrell, Bryan Cranston, and Kate Beckinsale. The planet has been decimated by war, leaving only two nations — the United Federation of Britain and the Colony. Douglas Quaid (Farrell) is a factory worker with a stable job and … Read More »


The urban wave

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24th July

The Urban Wave: The beachy wave is out, giving way to the urban wave— a loose curve in the hair that’s effortlessly cool and made to look like the did did it itself. The street-ready style only requires a rough blow dry, subtle curl with the iron, and raking through with the hands to create the right amount of undone-ness. To make it easy, try an iron without a clamp, it’s much faster and looks great.

 



Flaming Red Ombre

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17th July

Flaming Red Ombre

Love this flaming red ombre effect I saw in Modern Salon. It combines two of my favorite things: dramatic red tones and a gradient effect.

Want to try it? Give me a call at 480-607-6544.


Short hair versus long hair: Should I cut my hair short?

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11th July

Should I cut my hair short?

This is a question that we hear every single day in the salon. The reason the question is  asked changes from guest to guest, but it’s definitely one that we answer on a regular basis. Personally, I rarely try to convince someone to go short. It’s a personal decision, and unless I’m so convinced that it’s the absolute best way to go, I leave it to the client. There are, however, some good guidelines for helping you make a decision.

1. I have heard a million times over the years that “once you get to a certain age, you must cut your hair short”. I never understood this, and I think we can all see that there are many amazing looking women well into maturity that have medium to long hair. So don’t fall for it. … Read More »



Frank Hathaway, stylist, 480-607-6544

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5th July

Looking for the best haircut in Phoenix? Call me for haircuts, hair styles, updo, wedding hair, blowdrys, and more. I will help you achieve the hair style you’ve been looking for. Best stylist for all your hair needs, I can show you the latest hair trends for summer and fall. You can reach me directly at 480-607-6544. Call for an appointment or consultation.


David Todd, colorist, stylist, 480-607-6544

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5th July

Looking for the best hair color in Phoenix? Call me for coloring, highlighting, balayage, ombre, corrective color, conditioning, and keratin treatments. I will help you achieve the hair color you’ve been looking for. You can reach me directly at 480-607-6544. Call for an appointment or consultation.


Vidal Sassoon, hair icon, dies

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10th May

Vidal Sassoon, celebrity hairstylist, died Wednesday in his Los Angeles home.

Sassoon helped launch the age of the signature hair salon, complete with designer-label prices. He also revolutionized women’s hair cutting with his sleek, geometric cuts and is credited with popularizing the hand-held blow dryer. Sassoon used a blow dryer to create his innovative hairstyles, what had been a novelty item turned into a standard appliance in salons and homes. Hair rollers and helmet-style dryers became all but obsolete as a result. To get the flat, shaped effect he wanted, he dumped the hair curlers and stationary dryers for his blow dryer and a styling brush became his main tool, along with his scissors. “To me hair dressing means shape. It’s very important that the foundations should be right,” he wrote in his autobiography.

Sassoon grew up poor in London, including a … Read More »


Dipped hair color

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1st May

Spring is here and we’re seeing the beginnings of a new trend for the season. Ombre hair color has kept its popularity, but its evolving into new applications, like the  “dip dye” hair color. Its similar to an ombre  technique but is more focused on just the ends, usually in bright fashion colors. Beachy, goddessy style will dominate spring fashion, and this is a great way to add some excitement to your color without a long term commitment. Dipped color is a fum, must try for spring.


Viviscal for thinning or shedding hair

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25th April

Many of my guests come to me with concerns about hair loss. Sometimes they are not losing hair at all. Many time they are due to thyroid issues, post pregnancy, stress, hormonal issues, medications, or health challenges. There is no magic pill for this, but a few of my clients have had very good results with this product. I have seen results on a particular woman that has had hair loss challenges for quite a while, and she is growing hair again. I’m not a doctor, but I would say give it a shot if you want your hair to be all it can be. It is definitely cheaper online, so use the Amazon search box on the left.

 

Here is a bit of info from their website.

Quick Overview
How It Works : Four Stages to Healthier Hair Viviscal® works in 4 … Read More »


Hair we love: The crop

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18th April

Summer is coming. Who wouldn’t love a cool, easy summer style to beat the heat. To keep your short style up to date , here are a few tips.

1. Keep the sides a bit long. Not cutting around the ears keeps your shape modern and feminine.

2. Let the hair come forward and push it to the side a bit. Part of the low maintenance feel is letting the hair go where it grows- don’t force it.

3. Keep a little length on top. The hair should move around and show off its texture.

4. Do a strong color. Be bold. It adds femininity and fun.

5. Try a razor cut for more texture and softness.

Crop haircuts are one of this seasons biggest hair trends. For a great short style, you need a great stylist. Come see us today and start your summer hair … Read More »


Celebrity hair trends: Anne Hathaway

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11th April

 

Anne Hathaway debuted a short crop  in London Sunday where she is filming a movie version of “Les Miserables.” Anne’s role is Fantine, who, in  attempting to care for her child, sells her front teeth, hair, turns to prostitution and becomes ill with tuberculosis.

A major transformation was required for the part, considering how healthy Anne looks.  She is on a very low calorie to get the looks she needs for the part.

She  chopped off her locks, leaving it short on the side with a bit more at the top. The crop will suit Fantine well, but I’m curious to see if Anne grows in back quickly, as Natalie Portman did after cutting hair for ” V for Vendetta” or keeps it short, as Michelle Williams has. Personally, I think the look suits her in pictures but I prefer her with … Read More »


This seasons most wanted long hairstyles

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10th April

 

CLASSIC

This style is all one length that’s been curl. The cut calls for thick, dense hair (otherwise the ends can look stringy) and works on pretty much all face shapes, except for long ones, which it can elongate even more. To create the big curls at the bottom, use a two-inch curling iron to clamp down on the ends of the hair, then roll it up, holding the iron horizontally.

TIP: Long hair is prone to split ends. Weekly masks and trims every two months will help

 

LONG, BLUNT LAYERS

Sofia Vergara’s layers start at the collarbone and are cut bluntly to give the illusion of more hair. The cut suits round and heart-shaped faces best, and it’s ideal for straight or wavy textures, since tight curls would be hard to blow out everyday.

TIP: When adding layers in front, women with … Read More »


Bright color ombre color for spring

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21st March

We’ve all seen plenty of ombre color this season. Lots of chestnut, tan, caramel, and blonde ends…why not combine it with this seasons trend toward bright, strong colors. Here are few bold color looks that give you the fun of a super bold color with the lower upkeep of an away from the scalp placement.


I think we’ve all worked with this guy

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21st February

O.K., I know the s**t people say videos are getting way tired, but this one is pretty funny.


Easy Holiday Style

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12th December

This time of year there are plenty of opportunities to dress up. Why not dress up your hair, too? Having your hair up looks more elegant, especially with holiday dresses. No time to come into the salon? Here is an easy up-do you can do it home.

Start with second-day hair because it has more texture and is easier to style. To create extra body, divide strands into five sections, and curl only the bottom half with a 1 1/2″ curling iron to avoid kinks near the scalp.The curling-iron step isn’t essential, but it gives it a more finished look. If your hair is curly, you can do this style using the curls you have.

Next, secure hair into a high ponytail. Use a flat brush to gather hair up to the crown of the head. Then bind the ponytail with an … Read More »


Tempted to go black?

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2nd November

Black hair, like platinum blonde, makes a strong color statement. A lot of colorists will advise you not to go black, because it’s kind of game over for us. Black is challenging to move away from because it’s difficult to remove. Done right, however, it can be very dramatic. Here are some pros and cons to consider before taking the plunge.

1. Black is a strong color. Strong color means more makeup. If you are a natural type who doesn’t wear much color on your face, go with a softer color.

2. Black works best with cooler skin tones because it has no warm tones. If the black looks warm, it is actually dark brown.

3. Add complimentary tones to your black hair like blue, violet, or blue-green. These barely visible tones shine in the light and make it more interesting.

4. Do it … Read More »


Going Darker for fall

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17th October

Looking through all the magazines this month, most of the blonde is gone. The other day, I wanted to show some blonde highlighting to a guest and had a hard time finding a picture to show her. It’s no wonder everybody is itching to go a bit darker and richer for the fall season. Here are some suggestions to make your seasonal transition a successful one.

 

1.  Before you worry about the tone of your new color, discuss with your stylist how dark you will actually be. No matter what tones you choose, the color level, meaning the overall lightness or darkness, is going to be one of the biggest factors in how much you enjoy it.

2.  When it comes tone picking the tone of your new color, remember darker colors should be a bit warmer than the blonde tones your … Read More »


Brunette For Fall

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15th September

I went into this months magazines to check out the new trends for this month in hair color.. It seems that tons of blonds have gone brown for fall….lots of deep, cool browns with just a bit of the old highlights coming through. I will post some examples this week. Very pretty stuff.