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.

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.