Hair Talk

Hair Talk


I’m excited to kick off a new series for all of you- “Hair Talk.” All posts in this category will now appear under the series tab. I thought it would be great to do a Q and A with one of my favorite high stylists, Bradley Leake, to kick it off. Be sure to follow him on instagram( @hairbybradleyleake ) for some great hair inspiration!
Q: What are your favorite hair products? 
A:  i love  Moroccan oil to fight friz and leave the hair smooth and shiny!!  my blowout concoction includes:
Volumizing Mousse Moroccan oil’s extra volume mousse
Hydrating Styling Cream2 pumps of the hydrating styling cream
Moroccanoil Treatment Original1 pump  Moroccan oil!
304 x 320 Product Page Imagespray root boost  near crown  for extra lift.
To keep your blowout fresh and add more bounce on day 2 or 3, try Moroccanoils’ new dry shampoo! Rice starches absorb buildup and odor! This dry shampoo is targeted for your specific hair color (blonde or Brunette) and leaves the hair feeling soft,silky, and residue free!
Q: What is your favorite kind of hair to work with?
A: On the right person  I love a short textured pixie, but long hair can be so versatile with so many styling options.


Q:What styling tools do you use most often?
A:   I use my 1″ Paul Mitchell Neuro styling iron. It’s great for straightening,  creating beach waves. Or even a curly look!   Check out my  instagram and youtube @hairbybradleyleake for some inspiration and different looks!

Q: What are some hairstyling dont’s?
A: Always make sure  your hair is 100% dry before using any styling tool. If you shower at night  and go to bed with wet hair. even if your hair feels dry, start your morning off with a quick mist of a heat protector and a rough blow dry to ensure all the moisture is out of the hair. then style with your desired hot tool

Tip:   To test for moisture feel the hair for cool spots!

Q:What is your  #1 hair tip?
A:When going darker always use a gloss unless you are needing grey coverage!   Semi permanent color is a life saver for those who want to be a rich brunette in the winter and a blonde bombshell in the summer!

Q: What advise can you give guests heading to the salon?
A: always come with an inspiration board. pictures from your favorite instagram account  or just a photo from a magazine.   pictures are the best way to communicate to your stylist the look you want!   Keep in mind we are not magicians; kim kardashian  (black  to blonde) is not salon reality. A  great consultation will ensure you and your stylist are on the same page! As a  good stylist its important to be upfront about the expectation and  results!

Q: What are the 2015 summer hair trends?
A: The summer look is all about embracing natural texture, beach waves and simple easy on the go hairstyles. Braids are very easy and super versatile when in comes to styling your hair for warm weather.

Q: How do you advise someone against colors that may not work for them but they have their heart set on?
A: The consultation is the most important part of a hair service. talking about the clients maintenance routine and desired result can be a deal breaker. for example if my guest wants to be a platinum blonde  but is on  a budget and cant afford to get her hair done every 4 weeks.  maybe a high contrast balayage  around her fact to make her feel blonde is a better option.  “Balayage” is a free form artistic highlight done by hand painting. this effect leaves the guest with a lighter sun kissed effect with much lower maintenance than a platinum blonde.