Thursday, April 12, 2012


Glossy, shiny, luscious locks are definitely a goal worth striving for and can make a world of a difference not only in how you look, but how you feel about yourself. Believe it or not, it's not all about the products (though they are important)- it's the little things that make a big difference when it comes to locks that are silky smooth as opposed to coarse and dull. Read on for some amazing shine-enhancing tips brought to you by PK Professional stylists from the Paul Kenneth Salon & Spa.

Tanya's Tips: - Rinse with cooler water after shampooing to close the hair cuticle.
- Use your cool shot button on your dryer to smooth the cuticle when you're finished drying.

Nina's Tips -When you blow-dry your hair, go from roots to ends. if you don't, it will make your hair frizzy and can damage the cuticle.
- Use an oil-based product to add shine & protection, like (Moroccan, Bassu or Aragon).
- If hair is starting to look dull, visit your PK Professional Colorist and get a clear color glaze

Paul Kenneth.....
-For brunettes, Instead of glazing with a clear, I like to glaze using a shade that is two shades lighter than what is there. Use a very warm shade because warm shades reflect more light than cool shades which absorb light.

- Wash hair less and CONDITION, CONDITION, CONDITION! It is so important to condition. Use a deep conditioner at least once a week and leave it in over night for the best result.  Any healthy, shiny hair starts with great conditioned hair!

Saturday, April 7, 2012

FROM 'THE MASTER ARTISAN' PK'S CORNER PRESENTS, 'Tips to protect your investment...''

Protect your investment in your hairstyle
Hair color services at The Paul Kenneth Salon vary widely in price depending on each client's needs, but as a client, don't you want to make the most of your investment?  Paul Kenneth's products are formulated to protect your color to keep it bright and vibrant for as long as possible. 
Professional hair products use concentrated formulas
While all hair products contain some percentage of water, store brand products are highly diluted, to the point that it takes much more product to get the job done.  It takes only one fourth the amount of Paul Kenneth's products to get a similar result from store brand products.  Also, products that contain high quantities of water will have high quantities of salt as well -- you may see it on the label under several different names (including sodium chloride), but the bottom line is that salts are drying and damaging to the hair cuticle.  The salts used in these products are thickening agents, which give the appearance of a thicker consistency to make up for the high water content, but in the end the consumer ends up paying for an inferior product which does not improve the health of their hair.   Paul Kenneth's products, on the other hand, are concentrated and never contain damaging ingredients, so you are able to use less product AND improve the health of your hair -- a win-win situation!
Gluten-free hair products
For those who suffer from Celiac disease or gluten intolerances or allergies in the Boston area, it is a challenge to find hair care products suitable for these conditions.  For those affected, ingesting gluten can lead to reactions that range from uncomfortable to downright dangerous.  The skin is the largest organ of the human body, and it absorbs everything you put on it -- even hair products that touch your scalp, especially shampoo and conditioner.  Although it's not extremely common, severe reactions of gluten allergies have led to hair thinning or falling out at an alarming rate.  A good rule of thumb is if you can't put gluten IN your body, you shouldn't put it ON your body either.  Paul Kenneth's products provide the perfect solution to this problem, whether you have suffered from a gluten-related reaction or simply wish to prevent any future problems.
Paul Kenneth's products are animal-friendly
Many of Paul Kenneth's products are 100% vegan, containing no animal products or by-products.  And Paul Kenneth's NEVER tests products on animals.
Professional recommendations
All of the above facts are great reasons why you should try Paul Kenneth's hair care products.  But perhaps the most important rule of thumb is to listen to your stylist.  Your stylist at Paul Kenneth Salon's is a licensed professional and has trained with cosmetic chemists to understand what ingredients are in the products we offer.  They combine this knowledge with their understanding of your specific hair type to recommend the products that will give you the results you are looking for.
Have you tried any of the products in Paul Kenneth's hair care line?  Which is your favorite?