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Stylist Spotlight: Michelle Arcona


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Hello to all  you awesome people who take the time to read our salon blog!!  PP here!

This month, we are featuring our not-so-newish stylist Michelle. For those of you who don’t know her, meet our crazy talented blonde specialist. This girl kills it in the balayage and highlight world. 

I decided to do a short Q&A with Michelle so that everyone can get familiar with what she has to offer…

Q: How did you get started in the cosmetology industry?

A: Fashion and beauty has always been an interest of mine for as long as I can remember. So I decided after high school to pursue a career in the hair industry and enrolled in beauty school.

Q: How long have you been a stylist?

A: I can’t believe it, but this is my 15th year in the salon industry. I guess time really does fly when you are having fun, lol.

Q: What is your favorite service to perform at the salon?

A: Patricia! You should know this already… Blondes!!! Balayage, Foilyage, Highlights… Too many  styles and techniques to pick just one. I am obsessed with helping clients achieve the most brightest and beautiful blonde shades their heart desires.

Q: Besides being totally kick ass at blondes, why don’t you tell the readers about your other passion at the salon.

A: I love, love, love hand-tied extensions. There is nothing better then giving a client the long luscious locks they’ve always dreamed of. Pair that with a blonding sesh, and you have a make over to die for!!!

Q: Who is the perfect candidate for hand-tied extensions?

A. Hand-tieds work best with clients that have medium to fine hair looking for length or volume…or both!

Q: Are hand-tied extensions damaging to your hair?

A: With all extension types, there is a small chance of damage to your hair if the maintenance schedule is not followed. If taken care of properly, hand-tied extensions can be one of the most manageable type of extension you can choose to do.

Q: Ok, so how do I take care of my extensions once they are in?

A. The aftercare is super important! Brushing your hair thoroughly on a regular basis is a must to avoid knotting and matting in your hair. However, you do need to be gentle when doing so, going at your hair like a mad woman with the brush can loosen the extensions. So don’t pull too hard.

Q: What about washing my hair with extensions in?

A: Less is more when it comes to wearing extensions. Washing 1-2 times a week is plenty, and will keep your locks looking good. Dry Shampoo is a lifesaver!

Q: Can I let my extensions air dry?

A: At the very least, after washing your hair, you should dry your roots. Drying your extensions can be very time consuming depending on how long they are, and how much thickness  and volume it adds to your hair. If you don’t see yourself being able to blow-dry your hair after you wash it, this is definitely something to consider.

Q: Do I have to doing different when styling my hair?

A. Nope! You can style your hair as you normally would. Your new luscious locks can handle the heat, so you can curl or straighten which ever you prefer!

Q: How long can I expect my hand-tied extensions to last?

A: When well taken care of, you can expect your extensions to last for about 3 months. At the half way point (around 6 weeks), we do a maintenance appointment to move the beads back up. (These beads have your natural hair in them and are beaded into the weft. So they move down with natural hair growth.)

P: Well, thank you so very much for taking time out of your busy schedule to sit down with me for this months blog.

M: No problem! I actually love that the salon has a blog. I think it is a great way for the salon to build relationships with current and future clients. Plus, who doesn’t love a beauty tip or two. LOL. If anyone reading this has any questions or would like to book a consultation please reach out to the front desk and they’ll help you getting started. Thank you for taking the time to read my Q&A with Patricia! I look forward to seeing each and everyone of you at the salon.

Well that about wraps it up for this months blog. I hope everyone enjoyed meeting Michelle and can see why we ABSOLUTELY wanted her to be apart of our salon. Before you leave, check out this short time lapse we put together showing Michelle’s beautiful extension work on our very own Jess! All I can say is…Get it Girl! WOW! 

Till next time everyone…

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