Monthly Archives: November 2009

Holiday Hair Styles with Adam

‘Tis the holiday season again and that means holiday parties for both work and friends. Every year there is a need to have an updo for an event you will be attending. I have created a few simple looks that can be achieved at home this year with ease.

The ever classic ponytail is a foundation for most simple updos. To achieve a sleek look first dilute two to three teaspoons of salt in a warm water bottle then mist your hair.

Next blow dry your hair in the direction of the ponytail with a paddle brush. Once dry, begin brushing through the hair ensuring your head is tilted back slightly to avoid the bump around your neck area. Keep even tension when brushing the hair into your other hand. Secure the ponytail with a hair tie and finish with Defining Glam Power Spray to smooth out the flyaways.

Once the ponytail is achieved you can create a bun or a chignon that is sleek and modern or loose and romantic. All you need to do is loosely or tightly wrap the hair around the hair tie and secure with hairpins.

To book appointments for updos, haircuts, and blow outs with Adam Maclay please call Cristiano Cora Studio at 212.414.1333.

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Cristiano Cora/Davines Advanced Workshop October 2009

Cut: Cristiano Cora; Color: Jeanise Aviles & Paola Veron; Makeup: Adam Maclay & Paola Veron; Photography: Pia Vivas

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Winter Hair Color with Jeanise

In my experience, many clients like their hair to be darker for the Fall and Winter months. My question to them is always, “Are you going to want to be light again for summer?” The answer is usually yes. If the answer is yes, I give options between warm caramels, neutral chestnuts, and cool berry tones.

If a client is high-lighted, one way to go is to tone down high-lights with deeper, richer low-lights. If you are a permanent, all over color kind of person, you could also add beautiful natural looking low-lights or complimenting panels of color to your single-process to create depth and dimension.

Using non-commitment, low maintenance, temporary color is another great way of going darker or just trying something new as temporary color gradually fades away with each shampoo. Using demi-permanent color will last a bit longer than a temporary color but will be easier to lift out of the hair if you want to lighten your hair again.

All of these options work well because they maintain the integrity of the hair while adding deeper tones which tend to reflect light making the hair very shiny. Who doesn’t love SHINE??? It’s also nice to have variety and change when it works well and feels good!

To book an appointment for hair color with Jeanise Aviles please call Cristiano Cora Studio at 212.414.1333.

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Winter Hair Care Tips with Paola

DSCN9069Living in New York City we go through a lot of changes. We are exposed to pollutants, smog and harsh changes in the environment. During the winter months we need to take care of our hair because we lose moisture making our hair fragile and dull.

These our some tips for maintaining healthy. One of the most common mistakes people make is shampooing their hair too often. In cold weather both hair and scalp dry out easily. Try to shampoo once a day. You also need the right products that have conditioning agents like rice proteins, avocado and seaweed. These make the hair easier to comb through and prevent split ends. An easy way to combat static is to spray a small amount of hair spray onto a brush. When done styling, brush from top to bottom. You can also lightly rub a Bounce dryer sheet onto the hair and inside hats. By wearing hats and scarves it will protect the hair from cold temperatures. Remember not to put it on too tight, you don’t want to stop blood circulation.

By maintaining your hair at home and getting professional treatments at the salon you will have healthy and shiny hair through the winter months.

To book an appointment with Paola for color, Brazilian Keratin Treatments and other hair services to maintain healthy hair, please call Cristiano Cora Studio at 212.414.1333.

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Cristiano Cora Studio & Hair Care on Fox 5 News

As some of you may know, we were on Fox 5 NY news this past week. Here’s the link for the piece…

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Cristiano Cora Studio Fox 5 NY!!

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Hair Care in Today’s New York Times Newspaper and Online

We had such a great time helping out the New York City community for the Hair Care event and are honored to have such a wonderful article written in the A section of the New York Times.

Thanks to my great staff and to everyone who made Hair Care a success.Picture 6

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Hair Care in Time Out NY

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Hair Care made it into this week’s TimeOut NY online and in the magazine. Check it out…we’re looking forward to the event.


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