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.

Wedding Makeup, How We Can Help

Your wedding is the day that you’ve been dreaming of since you were a little girl…a day that should brimming with all of the wonderful things you’ve envisioned for so long…and a day when everything about you – from your dress, to your hair, to even your makeup – should also be absolutely perfect.

New Smyrna Beach Hair Salon specializes in wedding and special occasion services, from hair to waxing, for everyone from the bride, to the wedding party, to the parents of the bride and groom; and if it is wedding makeup perfected by a professional makeup artist you are looking for, we do that too!

Eva Mullins, owner of New Smyrna Beach Hair Salon, began her career in cosmetology when she was just a teen and has been a salon owner for 25 years. Although she has years of experience in salon services that run the gamut, she specializes in professional special occasion make-up and hair design.

Eva is also a wedding consultant, so when it comes to weddings, she takes the cake;  and she says if she can make you happy with gorgeous hair and makeup on your wedding day, that is just the icing on that cake!

Wedding services at New Smyrna Beach Hair Salon are also flexible to make things as easy as possible for you on your wedding day. For example, you can come into the salon for all of the wedding day services you choose or Eva can come to you to prepare your wedding day hair and/or makeup onsite. 

To schedule an appointment, you can call New Smyrna Beach Hair Salon at (386) 428-0777. Oh, and if you want to set up a salon consultation and trial run-through or appointments for your wedding party, we can set those up for you as well!

Grooming for Your Groom!

So it’s here (well, it’s always kind of here in Florida)…wedding season; and it is a particularly delightful time of year to tie that proverbial knot! We all know that our brides will be primping, waxing and buffing, but don’t forget about the groom. We can’t have him blowing into the ceremony like a tumbleweed.

Guys need grooming too; and on the day of your wedding, it is even more important that the love of your life is looking his best. The experienced, professional hair stylists at New Smyrna Beach Hair Salon can provide your groom with a new style or simply clean up the style he currently wears and loves. We also offer neck trims, beard shaping and waxing (or just trimming) for ears and noses.

It would be our pleasure, at New Smyrna Beach Hair Salon, to groom your entire wedding party, from the beautiful bride, her maid of honor, bridesmaids and flower girl to the groom, his attendants and the ring bearer. You may even want to book the moms and dads of the bride and groom for a salon appointment. Whatever your pleasure, feel free to call Tel: (386) 428-0777 and, if you like, we can set up a trial run appointment for the bride, as well as scheduling for the whole shebang! 

In addition to special occasion hair design, including cuts, single application color, double dimension color, highlights and styling, New Smyrna Beach Hair Salon is a full service hair salon, so we do it all – from waxing, to Brazilian blowouts, updos and more. We’re conveniently located too, right in historic downtown New Smyrna Beach.

Hairstyles throughout History

As you look back through your photo albums, you would have to be one of the very lucky few to have a search devoid of some scary or – at least – out of fashion locks in those shots! Come on now, no fibbing. Unless you are 17, I bet your prom photo hair is quite different from your hairstyle today.

Whether we can lump them in a weird and would never wear category or not, hairstyles have been changing throughout history. Take the early 1900 Victorian Era, for instance, which was full of elaborate pinups with long, loose ringlets to showcase the volume and sometimes metallic or floral adornments.

The new decade of the 1920s brought with it short bobs, hats, headbands and bows. Short hairstyles extended into the following decade. The difference in the 1930s was that you now had a lot of wavy face framing. What was referred to as the finger wave was particularly popular in the Depression Era because it could be achieved inexpensively by simply sleeping in pin curls overnight and adding a deep side-part in the morning.

If you’ve watched any of those old Turner Classic movies, you have most likely seen the elegant chignons or those low buns and scarves of the 1940s. The 1950s gave way to the big bouffant. In the 1960s, we had a sort of modification to the beehive, where the hair was still high, but it was left long and down. 

There were the hippies in the 1970s with their straight hair parted in the center. Then, in the late 1970s, we had a bunch of Farrah Fawcett clones wearing feathered shags. The 1980s, I’m sorry to say, was a decade with a lot of big hair and those awful mullets. In the 1990s, we rocked the Rachel from “Friends” shoulder-length hair with face-framing highlights.

The 21st Century has been quite a mix of variations on hairstyles from previous decades and most recently, we have seen lots of “effortless” hairstyles and beachy waves…which are pretty handy for those of us who live in Florida!

How Close to Your Wedding to Get Your Hair Done

Your wedding is drawing near. You have chosen your venue, your dress, your wedding party and you know exactly who to invite. So what about your hair? Should you wear your hair up or down? Will your hair complement your dress? Would it be better to add highlights to frame your face or leave your hair completely natural? 

First things first…relax. Next, let’s talk about the big picture and rein things in. By that, I mean you need to determine what will work best for you. One important rule of thumb is to avoid doing anything rash. You want to be able to look back years from now, still knowing that the style you chose was the right one. So stay true to yourself. If you have always worn your hair long and unencumbered, that is most likely the direction you should lean. 

You should also consider your wedding theme. If your special day is a formal evening affair, a formal updo may be in order. If you are getting married barefoot on the beach, cascading waves would certainly do. 

Finally, keep what you are wearing top of mind. If the dress you chose is ornate, your hairstyle should not compete with it. Plus, you need to ask yourself if you want to wear a veil or any other hair accessories, such as flowers, jewels in your hair or a tiara, etc. Then think about how the hairstyle you chose will complement it.

It is never too early to gather intel, so go ahead and collect photos of all the hairstyles you love.  Start when you are eight or eight months before your wedding. Either works!  

Now you need a trial run, so that you can be sure you love the style, to see how it holds up all day and to determine how much time you will need for your hair prep on your wedding day. Popular hair stylists book quickly, so schedule your hair consultation about three months prior to your wedding. Bring your photos and hair accessories. If you are happy with the result, for safety sake, book your wedding day for you and your wedding party the same day. 

You should plan a trim four weeks prior, hair color or touch-up two weeks prior and confirm your hair, manicure and make-up appointments at least a week in advance.

Braids Are Making a Comeback in 2021

No longer are the days where braids conjure thoughts of Heidi, Little House on the Prairie and, for those of us who may be just a wee bit older, Pippy Longstockings. Braids are making a comeback so big this year, it’s completely twisted!

From a standard three-strand plait to timeless and feminine Dutch and French braids, braids can be adapted for work or play and suit just about any occasion. For instance, want the perfect hair style for a wedding or prom? Braids can turn a classic up-do into a vintage work of art. Crown braids and halo braids (which are similar, just situated a bit higher) are also both perfect for fancy events, will make you feel like royalty and show off those gorgeous earrings you just purchased!

Braided buns are an excellent look for work. A high braided pony is a gorgeous, as well as durable fashion accessory for a night out. Want to go boho? Go with a fishtail braid or even a double fishtail braid. 

Romance is in the air and in your hair with waterfall braids, which create a delicate, free-flowing effect; a side braid is chic and flattering for most face shapes; and a simple braid down the back will perfectly complement Ombre color transitions.

Plus, braids aren’t just a beautiful hair style. Braids are an effortless way to disguise bad hair days; they are a great way to shorten your morning prep time; and they can protect your hair from the effects of humidity…which is pretty much a necessity here in Florida. Book an appointment at New Smyrna Beach Hair Salon today for a better year with braids and a beautiful you!

Why Hair Professionals Use Hair Gloss After Blow Drying

Hair professionals use hair gloss after blow drying to add subtle, natural looking richness, luster, dimension and vitality to hair. It is often confused with hair glaze. Hair glaze is more of a topcoat, while hair gloss actually penetrates hair strands for more effective and lasting results.

Hair gloss, which can artfully showcase your hair’s natural undertones, closes hair cuticles to create silky, shiny hair; and the smoother your hair, the more enhanced your natural shine will appear in any light. Coating the hair to keep cuticles closed, hair gloss will retain hair’s moisture, create better hair texture and make hair more manageable and easier to style. 

Specially treated to revitalize over-processed, weak, damaged hair, hair gloss can also reduce dry hair, split ends and the frizzies, as well as tamp down errant fly-aways. That is why hair gloss is often a hair stylist’s final touch for that gorgeous professional finish.

For a personal consultation with a hair professional or a hair appointment with one of our seasoned hair stylists, call New Smyrna Beach Hair Salon at 386-428-0777. Our experienced hair stylists will use the styling products that are best suited to you and your hair qualities; and can work with you to develop your own, personalized maintenance program.

New Smyrna Beach Hair Salon is a full-service hair salon which caters to women, men and children and is conveniently located in New Smyrna’s charming historic district.

Hair Coloring Trends for 2021

It’s a new year – a time for new beginnings. So how about starting fresh with your hair color? Here are the hair color trends predicted for 2021…

Very close to natural – with slightly differing shades harmoniously complementing one another, as if the sun’s rays have created a subtle dimension – is expected to be very popular. Get ready to accent your eyes and flatter your skin tone!

Blondes are also expected to be even more fun this year. Especially hot in 2021 will be creamy and dark blondes, which are perfect for those who are not quite bold enough to go ash or platinum and far more easy to maintain than ultra-blonde. A hint of red in your blonde – as with peach powder, strawberry and coral blondes – may very likely be trending in 2021. Pastel blonde, which is reminiscent of 2019 trends, yet lighter and more powdery, is also expected to steal the show.

Additionally, look for dark trends in warm, romantic, soft cinnamons; chestnuts with shades of coffee, chocolate and nuts; dark blue black; with dark cherry well out ahead. 

Your reds may lean toward brighter, burning red and gingers. Honey bronze will also give you that slightly red touch of warmth.

Whatever color you choose, the skilled professional colorists at New Smyrna Beach Hair Salon will make certain it looks beautiful on you! Happy New Year from all of us at New Smyrna Beach Hair Salon!

Why Cutting Your Hair Promotes Healthier Hair Growth

I totally get it! Cutting your hair when you are trying to grow it seems insane! However, it is actually the best thing you can do when you are trying to retain the length of your hair and promote healthy hair growth. If you want to know why, here’s the long and short of it…

Trimming hair is essential to get rid of hair damage that can be caused by so many things, like blow drying, flat irons, curling irons, hot curlers, certain products, frequent highlighting and even the sun. 

And if you’re thinking about nursing those split ends along, don’t do it! There is no way to repair split ends and they can travel, so they only get worse. Those babies have to go! 

Then there are swollen ends – when hair is actually thicker closer to the root and thin at the ends. That is also some serious damage that needs to be trimmed to keep hair healthy.

If you simply continue to grow your hair without trimming it, you’re sure to be plagued with weaker hair, breakage, frizziness and an overall lack of control. Untrimmed hair also tangles more easily and is more difficult to untangle. 

Then there is the huge bonus that hair just looks better when it isn’t frayed from lack of trimming. Trimming your hair regularly will help keep it strong, thicker and fuller.

Neglecting hair trimming just doesn’t cut it. So, if you’re looking for optimal hair growth, whatever you do, don’t cut your regular hair trims out of your routine. Come to New Smyrna Beach Hair Salon where the professional hair stylists are a cut above! I know, I know, I need to cut it out.