There’s something about a lunchtime blowdry or a pre-event styling session that we just can’t recreate at home, and with Dubai’s scorching summer on the way we need to know how to care for our locks like a professional. In search of answers we spoke to Kelly Cyndrowski and Sharon Anderson, the Australian co-owners and creative directors of Salon Ink.
By Jemma Walker
The minimalist monochrome salon can be found in JBR, wall-to-wall windows flood the space with natural light treating you to beautiful views while you relax in comfort. Whether you’re having summertime highlights, a keratin treatment or just a trim – the talented Salon Ink team personalise every aspect of your experience, so you walk away with the beautiful locks you’ve always wanted. In a bid to prolong our salon look – even in peak humidity – we got some top hair tips from the founders.
What are your top tips for caring for hair in the heat?
It’s important to use a protection product, protecting your hair from the harsh sunrays will help to stop your colour fading so quickly and reduce the drying effects of the sun which (as we all know) can leave your hair looking dry and brittle.
How do we avoid the dreaded frizz?
Keeping your hair moisturised is super important to help prevent excessive frizziness, just by using a moisturising leave-in spray or cream you can help keep your hair soft, shiny and nourished throughout the summer. We love Uniq One Tame the frizz and Kerastraight – summer can mean disastrous hair days for some us, so a smoothing keratin treatment can help keep the frizz at bay. Kerastraight is a semi-permanent Kerstin based smoothing treatment that helps control unwanted frizz, so your hair will be easier to style and keep smooth for longer.
Is there a secret to maintaining curls?
The big secret to long-lasting curls is all done before you even touch your curling tongs! It’s all in the preparation, first apply a style-supporting product before you dry your hair, it will add extra durability to your look – we love the Kevin Murphy Anti-Gravity Spray. Next, make sure your hair bone dry before you start curling – it’s so important – and then your style will last longer whatever the weather.
As the seasons change, we’ll be heading to the salon to try spring trends, any tips?
Don’t be afraid to take a photo or a picture of what you’re thinking about, it will make sure you and your stylist are on the same page from the very beginning. Your stylist can then help you determine if the style you covet is achievable and what it would take to maintain so you can decide if its right for you.
Now you know how to maintain your locks, be brave and transform your tresses with Salon Ink’s motto in mind: ‘Seasons change, life changes and we change’. Here’s some of Kelly and Sharon’s top products for beating unruly locks: