Monthly Archives: March 2012

Give Me That Beachy Beautiful Hair! By Leila Vea. I Love Hair!

Spring is putting its foot in the door, which means, warmer weather, which also means, hitting the beach!  With the beach comes that sexy tousled gritty hair that we love so much.  It may not be quite the time to lay out in the sand in a little bathing suit, but that doesn’t mean you can’t jump start the season with your hair.

For a windswept style and a just off the beach look, I like to use Davines’ Sea Salt Primer Spray.  It gives a bit of hold and some body, while minimizing fly-aways.

To best achieve the look of a day just off the beach, apply the spray to sections of wet hair before and after your blow-dry, using your finger tips to form natural waves and texture.

Your hair will look full of body and volume, while having a mat finish.

You may or may not have just gotten back from a trip to the Seychelles, but you can certainly give the illusion that you have.

To book an appointment or a complimentary consultation call Cristiano Cora Studio @ 212-414-1333.  I Love Hair!


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Spring Is In the Air, i.e. Spring Has Sprung, i.e. Get Some Spring In Your Step. By Arleen Quinones. I Love Hair!

Spring is finally here, along with longer days, greening grass and a feeling of starting anew, all bringing the hope of fresh breezes, barbeques and summer sunshine ahead.

Spring is the perfect time to assess the old and arrange the new.

Spring-cleaning can be an excuse to clean out your wardrobe as well as your apartment, freeing up old, maybe tired energy, and adding a fresh new feel.

You want your attitude and demeanor to be light and airy?  Fill your closet with the same.  Bright colors and flowing fabrics will not only make you look effortlessly sexy and light, but they’ll make you feel the same.

Put away those thick winter jackets and rubber boots, and get out the bold colors, pastel espadrilles and light cotton skirts.

Embrace your beauty and have fun!

To book a hair appointment or complimentary consultation, contact Cristiano Cora Studio @ 212-414-1333.  I Love Hair!

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Shampooing? Not Too Much, Please! By Maria Tsaguriya. I Love Hair!

Everyone wants their hair to feel light and clean (that “right after shampooing, squeaky clean” feeling), but shampooing your hair too often can actually lead to dry, oily or frizzy hair.

Our bodies’ maintenance is remarkable.  If we become too hot, we sweat.  When we are too cold, we shiver to stay warm.  Our body also protects our hair by producing an oil called sebum to create a natural coating for our hair.  So, how often should we shampoo?  Ideally, 2-3 times a week.

Over shampooing can actually lead to over production of sebum and make your scalp oilier quicker.  Not shampooing as often may feel uncomfortable at first but after a few months the amount of sebum your scalp produces will decrease.

If your hair is super fine and requires shampooing more often or if you go to the gym regularly, then there are some tricks to save your hair.

Put conditioner on your ends and apply shampoo only to your roots.  Also, applying dry shampoo can help delay the need to shampoo can help delay the need to wash your hair.  My favorite dry shampoo is Pssst.  It’s inexpensive and can be found at any pharmacy.

Have fun with your hair as well.   Your hair a few days in will be more pliable for up-dos or braiding.  Experiment with scarves and wraps as well.

The healthier your hair is, the less breakage there will be.  Who doesn’t love that?!

To book an appointment or a complimentary consultation, call Cristiano Cora Studio @ 212-414-1333.  I Love Hair!

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Professionalism. By Claudia Weldon. I Love Hair!

How you look, write, act and work determine whether you’re professional or an amateur.  Professionalism is the key to be successful in your carrier.  You can be the most talented person, but if you are not professional you will not succeed.  Below is a list of examples of professionalism that have helped me throughout my career as a successful hair stylist and manager.  I’ve continued to carry these through to my new career with Cristiano Cora Studio.

A professional learns every aspect of the job. An amateur skips the learning process whenever possible.

A professional carefully discovers what is needed and wanted. An amateur assumes what others need and want.

A professional looks, speaks and dresses like a professional. An amateur is sloppy in appearance and speech.

A professional keeps his or her work area clean and orderly. An amateur has a messy, confused or dirty work area.

A professional is focused and clear-headed. An amateur is confused and distracted.

A professional does not let mistakes slide by. An amateur ignores or hides mistakes.

A professional jumps into difficult assignments. An amateur tries to get out of difficult work.

A professional completes projects as soon as possible. An amateur is surrounded by unfinished work piled on top of unfinished work.

A professional remains levelheaded and optimistic. An amateur gets upset and assumes the worst.

A professional handles money and accounts very carefully. An amateur is sloppy with money or accounts.

A professional faces up to other people’s upsets and problems. An amateur avoids others’ problems.

A professional uses higher emotional tones: Enthusiasm, cheerfulness, interest, and contentment. An amateur uses lower emotional tones: anger, hostility, resentment, fear, victimizing.

A professional persists until the objective is achieved. An amateur gives up at the first opportunity.

A professional produces more than expected. An amateur produces just enough to get by.

A professional produces a high-quality product or service. An amateur produces a medium-to-low quality product or service.

A professional earns high pay. An amateur earns low pay and feels it’s unfair.

A professional has a promising future. An amateur has an uncertain future.

The first step to making yourself a professional is to decide you ARE a professional.  Are you a professional?


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