Hair Transformations: See the Before And After!

Hair Transformations: See the Before And After!

We’re such suckers for a good before and after! Browsing our Instagram (@hairloftstudio) you’ll find lots of posts to swipe through — there’s something so satisfying about a hair transformation!

Today, we’re rounding up just a few of our stylists’ magical transformations. Go follow us on Instagram, so you see lots more to come!

1- A Summer Transformation By Ally

2- From Dark To Golden Bright by Maegan

3- Rooted Lowlight & Tonal Melt by Nicole

4- A Balayage Transformation by Erin

5- Rooted Baby Lights by Brandi

6- Balayage Long Locks by Maritza

Why We Love It: Kérastase Caviar Treatment

Why We Love It: Kérastase Caviar Treatment

Today, we’re walking you through the steps of our Kérastase Caviar Treatment! This is our in-salon ultra-luxurious hair treatment that helps with frizz, dullness, dry scalp and even breakage.

It’s not only a way for you to spoil yourself and your hair, but Kérastase considers this their finest hair product ever created!

The caviar beads hold highly concentrated nourishing ingredients. When the pearls are crushed and blended, they transform into a creamy, rich emulsion with hair rejuvenating and scalp restoring qualities.

Ultimately, it hydrates, strengthens and repairs for your hair, while adding shine, volume and UV protection.

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First, we start with diagnosing your hair type and texture.

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Then, we recommend a shampoo and conditioner for you to try in the salon and take home.

At the shampoo bowl, we wash your hair with a Kérastase shampoo — all based on your initial hair diagnosis.

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We always recommend two shampoos to remove any build up.

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Next, we activate the caviar pearls to mix with the Chronologiste Masque.

We start by placing treatment from scalp to ends, making sure we thoroughly massage in the caviar mixture. Once fully massaged onto the scalp and hair, we place a warm towel over your hair to help the treatment further penetrate the hair.

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After a nice relaxation with a warm towel, we rinse the treatment out thoroughly making sure there is no residue on the hair. At this time, we finish with a conditioner before moving over to the blow dry and style.

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When styling your hair, we always recommend a heat protector this will help keep your hair safe from any heat. We used Kérastase Cicaplasme from the Blond Absolu to keep our model’s blonde color bright and fresh.

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You’ll leave the salon with your hair feeling smoother and softer. Plus, you’ll feel refreshed after your luxurious experience!

Three Ways To Wear The Scrunchie Trend

Are we in the 80s again?! Nope — we’re in 2019 and the scrunchie trend is making a comeback in a big way. We’ve got more colors and fabrics to choose from than ever, so we asked our stylists their take on the trend.

Overall, we’re pumped for the return of our childhood favorite hair accessory! Not only are they fun and colorful, but they don’t damage your hair. Plus, it’s an easy way to hold your hair in place and add volume.

Here’s how we’re styling the scrunchie trend!

1- Half Up Do

We love this style to add some volume! Add in some light curls and a patterned scrunchie and you’re ready to go.

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2- Bold Braid

It’s no secret we’re obsessed with braids at The Hair Loft, but adding a bold scrunchie is the cherry on top. We love the yellow for an even brighter pop of color!

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3- Arm Candy

When in doubt, scrunchies make great bracelets. You never know when you’ll want to throw your hair up in a top knot during this New Orleans summer heat, so they’re great accessories until you need them to save the day!

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What’s your take on the scrunchie trend? Are you excited for its return?

Beat the Louisiana Heat With These Hair Tips From Our Stylists

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Welcome to summer! For South Louisiana that means it’s hot and it’s humid.

We asked our stylists for their best advice to tame your hair during these summer months. Mostly… How do we stay cool? How do we tame the frizz? And how do we protect our hair from the heat?

Here’s their best advice!

1- Get a Brazilian Blowout

Nicole says a great way to reduce frizziness from the summer climate is to try a Brazilian Express or Brazilian Blowout. It’s like a clear coat for your nails, but it’s a topical solution that goes on the hair to reduce frizz and cut down drying time!

Book Your Brazilian Blowout Here!

2- Invest In The Right Products

Erin’s best tip for summer is to invest in the correct products to keep your hair healthy and frizz free. Kerastase’s Bain Fluidealiste and Fondont Fluideasliste are her go-to summer shampoo & conditioner. This softens hair and controls frizz.

She uses Kerastase l’incroyable on damp hair before blow drying. It ensures 96 hours of anti-frizz protection!

As far as summer protection, our newest Soleil line has a whole wardrobe of products that have UVA and UVB protection. It also helps reduce build up from pool or salt water.

Read about the benefits of the Soleil line here!

3- Give The Blow Dryer A Break

Nehaya says natural hair rules in the summer! Reduce the heat and try to blow dry your hair as little as possible. “It’s already exposed to a significant amount of heat on a daily basis in the summer, and it will probably air-dry quickly anyway,” she says. Give the blow dryer a break and go all natural if you can!

4- Go with an Up Do!

The obvious way to stay cooler in the summer is to put that hair UP! Maegan says she prefers more slick back, low buns because they’re so versatile. You can dress them up or down.

Alaina’s favorite summer style is braids!!

Follow the Hair Loft on Instagram for more inspiration!

3 Steps To Protect Your Hair This Summer

3 Steps To Protect Your Hair This Summer

Embrace your inner mermaid this summer! Our newest Soleil line by Kerastase will give you the ultimate sun protection for soft, glowing hair ALL summer long!

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Our newest Soliel line by Kerastase is your biggest summer defender! Here's our 3 step routine to prevent summer dryness, tame frizz and get that ultimate soft touch finish!

Step 1: Bain Après Soleil Shampoo

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Nourish with the after-sun shampoo infused with coconut water! It gently removes chlorine, salt and sand residue, restores smoothness and nourishes hair.


Step 2: Masque Après Soleil Hair Mask

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Apply this light-textured gel cream hair mask to give a seal of nourishing hydration to sun-exposed hair, plus its anti-oxidizing elements balance out the harsh effects of summer elements.


Step 3: Crème UV Sublime Hair Cream

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Use this multi-protection cream to nourish and control frizz. Infused with Vitamin E, it's a summer staple that provides all-day anti-humidity protection and intense hydration in a hair cream.


Bonus: Huile Sirene Hair Oil Mist

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Get a flawless out-of-the-beach waves with no crunch effect! This multi-protection spray is infused with Babassu oil to nourish and soften your curls.