Photo Shoot with KLH Photography: Including a break down of what we did and what products/tools we used
The reality is that most of us end summer with our hair looking like this - super dry, scraggly, uneven - and feeling like straw. It's stiff, the ends won't do anything, and it just feels terrible between the fingertips. Your usual shampoo and conditioner doesn't do anything.
Not to sound like a yenta, but when I say that I've known Sarah since she was >>>this<<< big is no understatement - I sang at her baby-naming. Now, a college graduate with an artistic flair, and recovering from the typical college-student playing with haircolor experiments, we decided to give her a professional Unicorn overhaul.
And we finally landed here - with a stunning photo shoot in Pound Ridge, NY.
A little over a month ago, I met Arianna at The Block at The Waypointe's Wine Around the Block event. She came in and introduced me to her mom and immediately booked a haircut appointment. After a couple of haircuts, this lovely mother-to-be decided to book an appointment for a fun color, and we realized it would make a fantastic gender reveal for her upcoming baby shower! Take a look at the results!
Color Your World at Yaffa Beauty by Rica - Save 10% on Regularly Priced Paul Mitchell Take Home with Color Services!
Schedule & hold a color service during the month of August and save 10% off all regularly priced Paul Mitchell take home products! Be sure to mention this promotion when you book your appointment.
Book an appointment today at 203-842-8388 or online at www.yaffabeautybyrica.com
* Does not include Duos or pre-packaged/limited edition sets
Save the Planet (and $) One Pump at a Time: Yaffa Beauty by Rica Introduces a Product Refill Program that is Eco-Friendly and Cost-Saving
Purchase Select Paul Mitchell Shampoos or Conditioners from Yaffa Beauty by Rica.
when you run out, bring your empty bottles and we’ll refill your product at a discount!
Starting in August, when customers purchase select Paul Mitchell Shampoos or Conditioners from Yaffa Beauty by Rica, they can now bring in their empty bottles and refill with Paul Mitchell product at a discounted rate.
“I had heard of another Paul Mitchell Focus salon running this program, in keeping with the company’s eco-conscious efforts, and I fell in love with the idea,” Rica Mendes, owner of Yaffa Beauty by Rica, explains. “In a time when climate change and other factors are so clearly impacting our planet, I feel an obligation to do whatever I can to help protect the environment, and this is such a fantastic way to accomplish that goal as well as providing a unique service for my clients. The fact that it saves them some money is an added bonus!”
The following Paul Mitchell products will be available for refill:
Color Protect Shampoo & Conditioner
To learn more, or to book an appointment, please go to http://www.yaffabeautybyrica.com, or call 203-842-8388. Yaffa Beauty by Rica is open Tuesdays from 9-12, Wednesdays 9-5, Thursdays 9-7, Fridays 9-4 and Saturdays 9-5
This past week, we hosted a color education class with Salvatore from John Paul Mitchell Systems who formally introduced us to Paul Mitchell's latest - Color Craft. What is it? It's pretty awesome, that's what it is.
In a nutshell, Color Craft is a conditioner that you take home, or as a treatment at Yaffa Beauty by Rica, that can refresh your color, and give your permanent, demi-permanent, semi-permanent, and fashion colors some additional longevity and longer-lasting vibrancy. It's not going to completely alter your color, but what it will do is buy you some time in between color services, and keep your regrowth blended from shampoo to shampoo. It can also enhance your color, keeping warm tones cool, and giving cooler tones added warmth - whatever you like. And it is completely customized by me, your trusty hairstylist.
KEY BENEFITS & FEATURES
The in-salon treatment will cost $35 per session. Take home a container of custom-mixed Color Craft treatment, which will provide at least 3 applications, for $25.
Tea Tree - Tick, Lice & Bug Repellant, Hair & Skin Treatment Summer’s Magic Ingredient for Skin & Hair Solutions
Isn’t it amazing how one thing that have so many essential functions? As the days get longer, and we bask in the summer days, we enter the days of summer camp, hiking, and yardwork. While that means fun in the sun, it also means the “Superbug” lice, deer ticks and the threat of Lyme Disease, and gnats and mosquitos swarming. It also means beach hair, which, while sexy, will wreak havoc on your hair’s texture and strength!
If only there were a magic wand that could be waved to remedy all of those summer woes! But wait! There is! Paul Mitchell has harnessed the power of Tea Tree Oil, and as part of their Tea Tree Line, has just launched one of my favorite new products: LAVENDER MINT CONDITIONING LEAVE-IN SPRAY.
Tea tree oil rids hair of impurities and leave hair full of vitality and luster. It’s a natural antiseptic, is refreshing as it tingles, and it’s also a natural bug repellant! Ticks, live and other nuisances hate it. Natural tea tree oil, peppermint and lavender invigorate the scalp and leave hair smelling great. That means that not only are you protecting yourself against insects and vermin, but you are actually protecting your hair against dryness and damage.
I love the entire line, but this product can also be sprayed on the feet and ankles before putting on socks to leave a smell to deter ticks. Kids that use Paul Mitchell’s Tea Tree Shampoos & Conditioners tend to be the kids that don’t get lice at summer camp. And when I use the Lavender Mint Conditioning Leave-In Spray, the bugs stay away.
To try out the LAVENDER MINT CONDITIONING LEAVE-IN SPRAY, the Paul Mitchell Tea Tree Shampoo and Conditioners, or to schedule a consultation, call Yaffa Beauty by Rica at 203-842-8388.
The day started with a trip to Danbury, CT to Rica's alma mater, The Paul Mitchell School of Danbury. Ashli Albert, one of Rica's instructors, was aware of her efforts to provide support, care and services to the cancer community, and invited her to speak at Tuesday's "Pow Wow," or morning gathering, in advance of their participation in Cancer Survivor Beauty & Support Day on campus (taking place on Thursday, 6/8). All the Future Professionals gathered as Rica told them her story - from a corporate project manager, with no real health concerns, to a cancer-fighting bad-ass to her current status as a salon owner. Moved and inspired, Future Professionals took time after the morning meeting to let Rica know that her words motivated them further to take extra time and care on Thursday, and hopefully, for the rest of their career.
After, Rica jumped back into the swing of things, providing complimentary makeup, hair and nail services to cancer warriors. In between, Rica had a returning customer, this time bringing her lovely daughter, for a haircut. At the end of the appointment, her customer handed Rica a box - a wig. She had purchased the wig for her own use, but decided she wouldn't use it, but she remembered Rica's own fight with cancer, and that she provided support to others in the fight. One lucky recipient will get a beautiful, human hair wig, that will be custom fitted for them, thanks to Rica's generous client.
Supporting the cancer community doesn't end today. It continues. Through Rica's program, Beauty Through Cancer, she hopes to train dozens, if not hundreds, salon professionals to be able to give care and support to clients and fighters across the country. If you know of anyone who might be interested in training, please let us know. Fight on and LIVESTRONG.
Finally! The winter that never ended is over! I know, it's been spring for a couple of months, but it's starting to feel like spring, isn't it? And, with Memorial Day only a couple of weeks away, we can finally come out of hibernation and enjoy the sun.
So how do we keep our hair healthy and beautiful during summer?
Come in, have a consultation, and let's get your hair summer-ready!
Salon owner. Unicorn. Baller.