Balayage Highlights

What better way to make a spectacular entrance into the spring and summer season than with highlights, and balayage is an excellent way to do just that! Balayage highlighting, providing lighter ends with a softer look on top, was created by French colorists. In French, balayage means to sweep, which is exactly how balayage highlights are applied – painted onto random pieces of hair in a sweeping motion using a brush. 

Balayage highlights are a relatively low-maintenance, natural looking blend of face framing color that gives hair gorgeous dimension, and offers tons of options. Here is a sampling of some of the most popular balayage options that happen to be trending right now… 

Dirty blonde, dark chocolate and auburn with amber highlights are all excellent choices. Then there are the warm tones of caramel that look luscious on long waves or worked into layers. Or tap the opposite end of the hair color spectrum with the sophisticated cool tones of ash brown or blonde. You can take things up a notch with bright blonde or go with fine balayage highlights all over for a more saturated look. Long streaks of platinum on dark blond hair pop. Blonde and metallic blonde (a slightly bolder choice) are both beautiful on natural brunettes; and silver and copper balayage highlights can both be very flattering to several skin tones. There is even multi-color balayage for those who want it all!

Whatever you choose, a balayage color specialist is waiting for you at New Smyrna Beach Hair Salon!

Undercut Is the Way to Go!

Want a fun, it-girl hairstyle that is all the rage? Get a super trendy undercut just in time for the warm Florida weather! Shaving the back of your head, under your hair at the nape of your neck will keep you cool while adding an edgy look to your style.

It’s the new side shave with tons more versatility. Unlike an undercut that is less restrictive, once you shave the side of your head, you are committed to that hairstyle until your hair grows out. With an undercut, you can showcase your long or medium-length hairstyle. We promise you will never see that undercut when your hair is down, but when you pull it up, SURPRISE! 

Need to look professional for work? No problem! Do you like to be the fun girl at the party? An undercut will provide all that too! With an undercut, there is no more uncomfortable, unattractive hair sticking to the back of your neck and you can turn that boring topknot into a very cool do. It’s great for workouts, beach days and when you’re just plain out and about.

Plus, there are so many designs from which to choose. If you are a little timid about the whole thing, you can ease yourself into your undercut with a simple buzz cut. Or go all out with a geometric, a zig-zag undercut or pretty flowers. You can have fun with any kind of design. You can even also a color or all the colors of the rainbow for even more of a wow factor!

Emergency Substitute Hair Tie Tips

There’s a good way to tie one on and, mercifully, there is no hangover involved. I’m talking about alternative hair tie solutions. Maybe you are on vacation and forgot your hair ties or you simply live in Florida and need to pull your hair up in a pinch. Don’t fret because it is a safe bet that there is a hair tie substitute that may very well improve your day!

  • Got a loaf of bread or a bag of chips? Bag ties and chip clips are awesome alternatives to traditional hair ties!
  • While the chopsticks you get with your Chinese take-out will do, coffee stirrers and pencils may be more readily available.
  • Almost everyone has access to aluminum foil, so pinch it and twist it until you have a long, malleable strip you can wrap around your makeshift ponytail.
  • Wearing sneakers or a hoodie (or possibly preferably someone else’s hoodie)? Shoestrings and the string from your hoodie will work too. Even the cords from your electronics will do!
  • Pretty much any piece of material will also work well as an emergency hair tie substitute. I’m thinking about everything from a bandana, to pantyhose, cloth napkin, a tube top, clean sock, or even sliced up old tights.

Okay, I may be pushing the envelope a little too far on those last three, but you get the idea! Just try your best not to opt for the regular rubber bands made from actual rubber, as they can easily damage and break hair.

Gone Today, “Hair” Tomorrow?

It sounds counter-productive, but have you heard that trimming your hair can make it grow faster? Myth or fact: While it is true that regularly trimming the ends of your hair can help you grow healthy, long tresses; trimming your hair does not actually make your hair grow. Here are some helpful tips if you are thinking of growing your hair…

If you are looking for long locks, it helps to have your hair trimmed by a professional every few months. You want just the very ends trimmed in a blunt cut to help prevent hair from splitting, becoming thin and just plain less healthy in general.

There are some other things that can slow hair growth, and these may surprise you! For instance, did you know that cold weather can restrict blood flow to the scalp? Since your hair follicles require a nice, healthy amount of blood flow for hair growth, this can be a problem. However, we live in Florida, so problem solved. Scalp massage also promotes the flow of hair nutrients through the blood to the hair follicles. 

Additionally, you can revitalize your hair and scalp to stimulate healthy hair growth with protein-based hair repair products and sealants. If you would have questions about the best products and treatments for your particular hair type, the beauty experts at New Smyrna Beach Hair Salon can help. We would also be happy to help you determine and schedule a professional maintenance program for optimal hair growth.

Box Dye vs Professional

From medical professionals, to professional builders, psychiatric professionals and more; it’s always best to go pro. So, don’t get boxed in when it comes to your hair color! You get what you pay for and box dye just can’t compare to having your hair colored by an experienced hair colorist.

You never want your hair over-pigmented or over-processed and, ultimately, damaged; so the first thing you should know when comparing box dye to professional hair color is that the formulation isn’t the same. Whereas box dyes are pre-made, cookie cutter colors for all types of hair, a well-trained professional hair stylist will take a litany of things into account before coloring your hair – your hair history, hair texture, hair health, current color, etc. 

Another box dye hair hazard is that box hair dyes are typically laden with ammonia, so they can be pretty harsh, possibly making hair dry and brittle. Professional hair coloring is often ammonia-free; and even if it isn’t totally ammonia-free, a professional hair colorist has the expertise to ward off any hair damage.

All hair damage aside, professional hair color is just plain prettier than box dye. Box hair color can only lighten hair three or four levels. A professional hair colorist has a lot more to work with, so she can change your hair color more dramatically and more reliably.

Not all haircuts look good on all people and the same is true of hair color. Professional hair stylists can also help you choose the hair color that will work best for your coloring and help you leave their salon as the best version of you. 


Grooming Is Not Just for Women – We Can Help!

Got a big date, Big Guy? How about a job interview you’d like to look your best for or a special event like a class reunion or a wedding…maybe your own?

There’s nothing worse (ok, maybe some things) than running into someone you haven’t seen in a very long time or meeting someone special and then realizing afterwards that you had an errant nose hair or you missed a spot shaving. Maybe that ends up being the catalyst that makes you think, “Wow, I can’t remember the last time my neck was shaved,” or “My eyebrows really do resemble caterpillars.” It’s like finding that huge piece of broccoli in your teeth after an important presentation. Ugh! And if it’s your wedding day, it’s even more important to be meticulously groomed.

So guys, what’s your next move? It should be something simple and effective. It should be an appointment at New Smyrna Beach Hair Salon. That’s right! New Smyrna Beach Hair Salon is not just for women. We professionally and affordably groom men; and when you have your grooming done professionally by a seasoned member of the New Smyrna Beach Hair Salon team, you can rest assured that you won’t be sporting a unibrow or any unsightly ear hair. 

By the way, how do you get rid of that ear hair on your own when you can’t see it? You really don’t. Call 386-428-0777. The sooner, the better!

It’s your special day!

Planning on attending a wedding, prom or class reunion? Whatever your special occasion, leave your hair, makeup, nails and relaxing, rejuvenating spa treatments to us, so that all you have to do to look stunning is get dressed. Here are just some examples of what you can expect at New Smyrna Beach Hair Salon…

Need to chill before your special day? Treat yourself to one of our therapeutic facials; pamper your toes with a sugar scrub pedicure or choose from an acrylic or powder dip manicure with a warm paraffin wax treatment to leave your hands feeling soft and silky…

Want glowing skin? We offer fibroblasting – a needle-free skin tightening process which also helps to eliminate lines and age spots; and for sexy lips, New Smyrna Beach Hair Salon provides non-invasive lip plumping.

Plus, when it comes to hair, we are a cut above with styles from blowouts, to cascading curls or updos and messy dos (and men’s and kid’s cuts too!); or ratchet up the fun a notch with extensions or hair tinsel. Color ranges from partial highlights to two-color foils and everything in between, including gloss and shadow roots.

Then there are our New Smyrna Beach Hair Salon professional makeup services that can enhance your existing beauty with a dramatic or natural appeal.

NSB Hair Salon is a modern salon with an elegant, funky feel, located on 44 in New Smyrna Beach equipped with everything you need to leave looking and feeling your best for any occasion.

Wedding Hair – How We Can Help!

Is your wedding day drawing near? Whether you are a bride to be or a wedding guest, everything that day – from your hair cut, to your hair color, to your hair style and even your skin – should be special, all culminating into a style reflective of your own personal taste. New Smyrna Beach Hair Salon does all that and more!

Want hair color that shimmers, shines and reflects your personality – whether that is sassy and sexy, natural beauty or elegance personified? New Smyrna Beach Hair Salon provides your choices of single application color, partial or full highlights or double dimension color.

Want a hairstyle that perfectly showcases your best features? Revel in romantic, cascading curls, sophisticated updos, perfectly straight, frizz-free Brazilian blowouts, perms…virtually any style that you could possibly imagine. 

New Smyrna Beach Hair Salon can even help you with your arm candy. That’s right! We offer salon services especially tailored for men included, including men’s cuts and styles, beard shaves and shaping and ear and nose waxing. Of course, we provide waxing services for you too, so that your skin is smooth and silky in all the right places.

New Smyrna Beach Hair Salon is a full-service salon located in historic New Smyrna Beach. Call 386-428-0777 today to schedule a personal beauty consultation with Eva Mullins. Possessing decades of styling experience, Eva is an award-winning master hair stylist who works locally at New Smyrna Beach Hair Salon and provides special occasion local hair styling visitations.

Wedding Hair: How New Smyrna Beach Hair Salon Can Help

We all should have show-stopping wedding hair on our wedding day; and whether you need a trusted professional to recreate your tried and true tresses or you want to turn heads with a gorgeous, one-of-a-kind “do”, New Smyrna Beach Hair Salon can help.

From elegant updos, to volumes of stunning, flowing locks and everything in between, we create wedding hair to perfection. We can also artfully incorporate any accessory, from a crown of delicate flowers, to clips, combs, tiaras, hair jewelry and more. 

If you’d like a feminine, fairytale feel, consider one of so many half up and half down hairstyles; or go sleek and straight or airy and natural. Choose a slightly messy textured twist with tendrils or modern, loose curls. We can create masses of corkscrew curls and add extensions for cascading ringlets or for a fuller updo. A high elegant bun goes beautifully with wedding dresses with high necklines and a bit underbun holds timeless appeal. And if it all sounds like too many choices, our professional hairstyle consultants would be happy to help you decide.

New Smyrna Hair Salon can also provide the perfect color for your special day, with everything from full color, to Ombre or subtle, face framing highlights and accents. Also, if you would like to schedule a trial run to make certain that the hairstyle you have decided on is the right one for your wedding day, we do that as well.

New Smyrna Hair Salon is a full-service hair salon for women, men and children, so don’t forget your groom, bridesmaids, flower girls, groomsmen and mothers of the bride and groom. Just some added food for thought… Pre-wedding pampering can also be a lovely gift for your attendants!

Daytona Beach Events

Daytona Beach offers everything from the unspoiled, natural beauty of its gorgeous beaches, to the bustling excitement of its dynamic nightlife, a varied mix of shopping and dining, to live entertainment and a titillating event calendar. Speaking of events and adventures, it has been a while since we could get out and about in the style to which we are accustomed. However, the times are changing…for the better; and these are just a few of the things we have to look forward to during a visit to “The World’s Most Famous Beach.”

With a rich heritage, it’s no wonder that Daytona Beach is brimming with arts and culture. So picture yourself perusing the unparalleled photographic imagery at the Southeast Museum of Photography or any of the plentiful and intriguing exhibits at the Daytona Museum or Art of Daytona’s Museum of Arts and Sciences.

In Daytona, we also love our vehicles as evidenced by Daytona Jeep Week, the Daytona Truck Rally, the Daytona Turkey Run (which is one of the country’s largest classic car show and swap meets) and Mustangs at Bruce Rossmeyer’s. Then, visit Daytona International Speedway for a slew of events including the upcoming 2021 Coke Zero Sugar 400 in August or gear up for a raucous ride at the Daytona Biketoberfest!

Daytona is also host to a myriad of festivals, including the September Celtic Festival and the Greek and Seafood Festivals scheduled for November. There are tours and tastings at the Rum Distillery; and live music is everywhere like all the summer concerts at the iconic Daytona Beach Bandshell. Then, lace up your booties because there are parades from everyone from pirates to pooches, as well as pub crawls, art walks, the Daytona Beach Brew and Burger Walk and more!

New Smyrna Beach Hair Salon is proud to serve the residents of the Daytona Beach area.