A few weeks ago I visited one of the new blow-dry salons that have popped up in the area. I am a loyal Clive and Company customer, but wanted to see what all the buzz was about with this new salon. I had a wedding to go to on a Friday night, so I decided it would be a perfect opportunity to try out the salon. I went in with a somewhat open mind, but as a client of Clive and Company, I had high expectations. (more…)
A little brightly colored bird told us that feather hair extensions are hot on the fashion scene! These gorgeous real feathers are a unique fashion accessory that everyone seems to be fluttering over. In fact, they are so popular that it’s becoming harder and harder to find them and keep in stock around the metro-plex. Clive and Company is excited to announce that we are going to start providing them! (more…)
Texas heat. Summers anywhere can be unbearably hot, but the south is famous for it. With our signature sun rays and fluctuating humidity, even walking across the parking lot can be potentially damaging for the skin and hair.
Skincare has been in the forefront of the sun protection evolution for years. People are more aware of the effects of sun over-exposure as well as various adverse climate-related elements to their skin than ever before, but do they know that the same damage can happen to their hair?
Excessive heat, sun and wind can cause a multitude of issues that will conflict with summer plans for healthy, beautiful hair. UVA and UVB rays have the ability to harm the different layers of hair, all the way into the core. A walk in the park without protection can cause color-fade, drying and frizz. Whether your plans are to spend the season out and about or merely to go from your car to your work place, every moment counts when it comes to the effects of a Texas summer.
Before you step outside, consider arming yourself with options from the sun protection arsenal we have at Clive and Co. Let us create a specific regimen for your hair that will include both daily care, weekend fun and even summer vacation get-aways.
Moisturizing shampoos and conditioners are going to be the first steps in beating back dryness and frizz. Color-treated hair needs special care and we always take into consideration our clients’ unique needs. After a great base of shampoo and conditioner is established, we encourage the choice of styling products with SPF in them that combine UVA and UVB filters with moisturizing properties. It is important that everyone find a product to love with SPF in it to block these damaging rays.
Kerastase has a line specific to sun worshipers everywhere. They have created formulas customized to specific hair needs (such as color-treated) as well as anticipated total amount of sun exposure. Clients can find it in our retail area, displayed in appropriately bright red bottles.
Clive and Co. is dedicated to finding the perfect products just for you and your needs. Your hair is one of your greatest assets, deserving the same protection and care as your skin. Don’t let it fade into the background (literally) while your skin keeps its healthy glow. Come in and let us help you and your hair beat the summer heat!
Let’s get things straight… flat irons are used in today’s hair and fashion world far too often. As a result we have a slew of typical hair problems such as frizz, breakage, color fade and split ends. Straighteners were originially designed for occasional styling and fashion forward looks that can only be achieved by extreme heat. Continually burning the hair into submission actually never fixes a curl or frizz problem, it only masks it. We have a saying at Clive and Co. that we use in many flat-iron addiction cases, “Would you flat-iron your arm? Probably not.” We encourage our clients to treat their hair with the same respect as their skin. (more…)
Spring has arrived, and with it comes a longing for a fresh, new you! The look of your hair is no exception when looking to recharge your personal style. With spring comes change, and a change for the better is always in fashion!
The 2011 Spring hair color trends are bursting with sunny golds, warm honeys, and delicate copper tones. Whether you’re a light blonde, dark brunette or fiery redhead, a springtime glow will add new dimension and life to your locks. (more…)
Box color. It’s simple, fast, cheap and always available, but what about quality? Many clients over the years have sat in our chairs and asked the question, “What is it about box color that is so bad for my hair?” (more…)
Many people claim to be using grocery store shampoos or even well known commercialized brands when they first enter our salon. They claim to be using these products because their main focus may be achieving that rich color they have seen on television or in a magazine instead of focusing on the products that will enhance and prolong color. (more…)