Taking Care of Vibrant Hair

At Accolades we deliver the best when it comes to men and women’s hair cutting, hair coloring, waxing and spa offerings. Our talented team offers unparalleled services to fulfill your stylish dreams. One of our specialties is vibrant hair. This means brightly colored hair that falls outside the usual spectrum of brown, blondes, and blacks. Since colored hair requires a little extra attention to maintain and keep healthy, we thought we’d compile our  best known practices for maintaining the unnaturally rich and beautiful colors of vibrant hair: Continue reading “Taking Care of Vibrant Hair” »

Back to school check list

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Back to school check list:

___ No. 2 Pencil
___ Notebook
___ Folder
_X_ Haircut


Check that haircut off your kids back to school list!
Accolades will lather them with style! Whether it is a new class, new school, or just a new look! Our amazing stylists will ensure your kids fist day back to school will be a confident one!
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Summer Hair

Butter Blonde Blog

Summer is here!!
Super hot Butter Blondes are the trend this summer. Soft beige with low lights and texture, texture, TEXTURE!

To get the summer beach wave look, just follow these simple steps!

If you have natural curly hair…
– Work a small amount of get into your damp hair, scrunch and go! Easy!

If you have straight hair….
– Wrap small sections of hair around a large barrel curling iron, leaving the ends of your hair out.
– Flip your head upside down and spray with hairspray.
– Return standing, run fingers through the ends of your hair

And Voila! Hot Summer beach hair!!

Accolades Salon and Spa spring season 2012

We are looking forward to the exciting and innovative spring season. We are always learning at educational events, our mistakes, review sites that our guests are giving us feedback from. We really appreciate the review input as it has kept us on our toes and lets us know what is the most important to the people that are responsible for our paychecks.
Accolades Salon Spa staff is committed to the highest level of education, attention to detail and lastly hard work. We continue to strive for perfection while at the same time trying to have fun with ourselves and guests. Positive energy is exuding from our group right now and we are looking forward to a bright future! Thank you everybody out there and keep on enjoying the great weather were having. Brad Schlaeger – owner

Golden Globes – Bridesmaids

Hair and dresses are looking great! I feel sorry about women keep getting brought up for finally lowering themselves to a new low of crudeness, and raw comedy because of the gross things that were  funny in the movie. I am just putting my self in womans shoes and thinking I don’t want to be recognized for the crude vile behavior. Leave that for the men!! I am not a priss I just keep hearing this being brought up and those our my thoughts and I am sticking to it.

Holistic skincare in the salon setting

People are crying for it and we are dying for it as service providers! What does holistic mean? Total body. To have truly natural beauty and to accentuate what you have. You need to avoid synthetics to be truly anti aging. Why? Your skin is live and needs to be nourished. If your using synthetics your dehydrating your skin. Use a chemical free skincare brand like Arigato which has three ingredients or less and targets premature aging and inflamation in the skin. Inflamation is aging and causes illness. Also look at all the products ingredient list that you use and put your products through the test by analyzing them on skindeep.com and see what your subjecting your body to. If you have any questions on skincare forward them to me.

Whats next for your hair?

Everybody is wearing their hair straight right now. Now as a stylist love it! I am selling flat irons and product and services to straighten your hair but that is going to be over. Why? Because fashion dictates change! So what is next? off the deep end opposite to super curly. No don’t think we will go that extreme. It usually comes in steps. When we are talking just style and shape we are seeing more fullness, texture, layers – basically BIG HAIR! Not perfectly straight and bobbed.
Color is another focus and we are seeing a big push on reds. Red is a statement and it is harder for alot of clients to make that jump but they are doing it. Just make sure that you take care of that colored hair because reds tend to fade and maintenance is key! Give us your input if you have an opinion you want to share. PS – Love your hair!

Damaged hair and preventive maintance

We see a lot of clients that come in with frizzy and damaged ends. Frizzy hair is caused by the damaged ends splitting and traveling up the hair shaft. Remember that long hair is old hair, that has a alot of history to it. For example – exposure to the sun, heat from styling tools, possibly a couple of color applications and different water exposure (chlorine and Hard water). Lastly if you have textured hair it is more dry then straight hair and therefore has a need for more product to assist it in looking beautiful.
We have laid out the challenges and causes of dry hair, now for the solutions.
First thing you need is a restructurizing conditioner that will help protect and restore the hair challenges. There is a product that we have been testing that is so new the company doesn’t even have it on its website yet. Our salon is an Aveda salon and we have been testing this new product by Clean Enhanced Organics and the conditioner is Colorful. It is what we reccomend for hair that has these challenges.
When it comes to water, if you have colored hair and you don’t have soft water, your hair color is lasting half the time that it would with a water softener. If you make the switch from hard to soft water you will notice your hair feeling softer and in better conditioner your first dayof use.Shampoo and products rinse out much easier as well. Chlorine lightens and drys the hair. If you have that concern ,wet your hair in the shower before you get in the pool and again use a good detoxifying shampoo to remove any chlorine buildup. Mint Mary Rose by Clean Enhanced Organics is great for that.
With styling tools. First of all use a leave-in heat protectant as this will minimize heat damage. If your using a flat iron use a quality flat iron – a tourmaline coating will do less damage on the hair,give it a positive charge which will smooth it down and not contribute to damage like a cheaper iron will. Lastly when you are blow drying make sure you keep the nozzle on the dryer so the heat is concentrated on the hair that is being controlled and held down by the brush you are using instead of letting the hair cuticle be roughed up.We reccomend Ample styling tonic by Clean Enhanced Organics.  If you can’t tell already, we love this new product line.

I hope all of this helps and if you have any specific questions please don’t hesitate to throw it out there for discussion.

Massage-why do it?

Alot of people look at this service as a pampering experience and they don’t need it. Look at massage from a health standpoint and it will change your mind. It is as important as getting your teeth cleaned or changing the oil in your car. Benefits – increases your metabolism, releases endorphins, signals to your bodies organs to release hormones that are needed for the brain function, cardiovascular is assisted in filtering out old blood with new blood which brings fresh oxygen into the body and flushes out toxins, increases the labido and the endorphins make you happy! We all want to be happy and I can use all the happiness I can get. If you haven’t experienced a massage, get out there and take care of yourself.