Do I need to deep condition my hair?

(Published in the "Experts Explain" section of a January 2016 edition of the Lake Stevens Ledger.)

The answer is YES! Deep conditioning is essential whether you color your hair or not! The main benefit to deep conditioners is they add protein and moisture back into your hair that can be lost through blow drying, coloring, and environmental factors. Deep conditioners can add shine, detangle, and prolong your haircolor brightness. The great thing is Redken deep conditioners work in under 15 minutes and you will feel the results after your first deep conditioner . Depending on your hair needs, you only have to do a few a month to keep your hair in its best shape. We offer many different formulas that will work with anything from fine to thick, curly hair. Ask your stylist which deep conditioner would work best for you. We offer in-salon treatments as well as products you can purchase for use at home.

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My hair seems to be thinning. Is there anything I can do?

(As seen in the "What the Pros Know" section of the Lake Stevens Journal - July 2015.) Redken Cerafill

I am not a nutritionist; nor am I a doctor, but with some simple, natural suggestions for my clients, I try to keep them informed on the best ways to keep their hair healthy. Maintain a healthy diet that focuses on fresh, whole foods, and to avoid refined or processed foods. Fruits and vegetables provide an abundance of colorful, protective antioxidants and other phytonutrients, which is a substance found in certain plants, and is believed to be beneficial to human health and help prevent various diseases. Also healthy fats and oils such as avocados, nuts, and omega-3 fatty acids from cold-water fish help regulate sebum production and reduce inflammation in the follicles. High-quality protein provides key amino acids that help ensure the developing hair shaft is strong; and drinking plenty of water, green tea, or herbal teas will help flush out waste byproducts from the follicles. Also, Redken has developed a product, Cerafill, which is the first professional solution that provides both instant thickening and hair growth over time. With one of its key ingredients being Minoxidil, which stimulates the hair follicle to help regrow hair, Cerafill is your first line of defense! Add a comment

2015 Community Summer Festivals

The festival season is upon us and, once again, we are excited to get out there in the community, make some new friends and rock some summery upstyles!

As always, we'll be offering free consultations for anyone who stops by our booth. Plus, for those who want to get their hair up off their necks in the summer heat, or simple want a fun hairstyle to wear around the festival, have a seat in one of our chairs and our Elle Marie team will gladly take care of you free of charge.

This year we'll be attending the Mill Creek Festival July 11th and 12th. This year marks our 10th anniversary at the festival and, as a VIP Sponsor once again, we couldn't be more excited. The food, arts and crafts, and music make it a great summer festival. The major pet and kids areas make it unlike any other. Plus, for the first time, the festival will feature a huge trampoline act on Saturday for your viewing pleasure! As if that isn't cool enough, this year we're pumped to be sponsoring a team in Saturday's 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament featuring our very own Alderwood hair stylist and former Sacramento State Basketball star, Dakota!

Mill Creek Festival

Erika and Kelsey at the 2014 Mill Creek Festival

Next up is Aquafest in Lake Stevens July 24th, 25th and 26th. We're thrilled to support the festival as a Gold Tier sponsor, plus our very own Lake Stevens hair stylist, Katie, is volunteering her time this year to serve on the Board of Directors for the event. Like years past, you'll find Elle Marie stylists living it up in Saturday's Grand Parade and then Sunday be sure to stop by our booth and sign up to be considered for an Ambush Makeover (...okay, I guess it's not an ambush if you sign up first, but c'mon, details, details). Also, all weekend long we are excited to be the Main Sponsor of the Aquafest's Got Talent event!

Holly, Taylor and others at Aquafest 2014

Sponsor Banners at Aquafest 2012

It's going to be an incredible summer and we can't wait to see you out in the sun!

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Elle-gant Gowns Wedding Dress Event

Elle-gant Gowns Wedding Dress Event
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