Thursday, August 02, 2007

How To Lose A Bad 'Do in 10 Days Take a Cue and Get a Clue with LA-Based Hair Expert Rachel Lindy

(BeansTalk note: As we begin to see heinous grey hairs suddenly emerging from our once single-toned dark hair, we examine the possibilities. Could Rachel Lindy be the one to save us from looking like the senior we so don't want to be?)

LA-based hair colorist and expert Rachel Lindy from the Mathis Murphy Salon has seen it all when it comes to hair (especially being in Venice Beach!). Lindy's most common summer-hair victims: The Sun-aholic and the Bleach-orexic—beach bunnies in some serious need for hair therapy from Lindy.

Lindy's tips revitalize luscious locks after a summer beating of bleach, salt water, and sun. Time to get great hair back in time for Fall.

The Sun-aholic spent nearly every day in the shining sun, which has caused hair to dry out and become brittle. Lindy suggests using the following for ten days straight:

AT NIGHT: Use the Ojon Balm that is made from palm nut. "I swear by this product," Lindy states, "Before you go to bed, put the balm in your palm, run fingers through hair, go to sleep, and wash it out first thing the next morning." Make this a new hair ritual for ten nights and hair will be primed and moisturized for fall.

DURING DAY: Use the conditioning treatment from Davines. Lindy says, "I use the Nou Nou treatment pack on freshly shampooed hair under the dryer for 10 min. It works wonders. They reinvented the wheel w/this one."

Lindy believes anyone can have great hair in ten days, "Something anyone can do at home and is less expensive than everything else is to get Jojoba oil from the health food store and apply it to dry hair, sleep with it in the hair for 10 days in a row. It will restore the hair's moisture naturally and give it life and shine once again."

The Bleach-orexic would obsessively get new highlights over the summer, but now wishes and hopes for a richer, fall color… Lindy suggests:

Request a conditioning color gloss at your next trip to the salon. At Lindy's Mathis Murphy Salon in Venice Beach, her conditioning gloss (color and clear) is a staple treatment for all clients who want to liven up hair quickly. If hair-happy clients want to take it to the extreme, get a gloss treatment every ten days until satisfied.

To freshen up bleached out highlights, Lindy puts in a few lowlights that are only 2 shades darker than highlights. She then puts her signature gloss all over the whole thing to soften the hair color and texture. The lowlights make the highlights pop. If the pockets will allow, go back after the first ten days of living with the lowlights and get a few more…making an easy transition into an Autumn-look.

Lindy is the owner of the Mathis Murphy Salon in Venice Beach, CA. Lindy has been in the hair industry for more 15 years and has done everyone's hair in Hollywood from Brooke Shields to Carmen Electra.

On Lindy:

After several years of working under someone else's scissors, if you will, this tell-it-like-it-is stylist needed some new digs...her own. Lindy got brave and opened up her very own salon with best friend and hair-trimming partner in crime Kyle Mathis. Tucked away on the eclectic and almost anti-tourist Abbot Kinney Boulevard, the Mathis Murphy Salon is the newest kid on the block...just shy of it's 7th month anniversary. Ambiance: light, airy, go-with-the flow vibe with a refreshing taste of authenticity from every genuine smile in the salon (makes you forget you're even in LA).

The coolest tunes are bouncing on a low level volume in the background. Have your choice of red or white wine, and then sit down for a surprisingly serious discussion about your hair. One thing is certain: the Venice Beach "energy" of the Mathis Murphy Salon might be mellow, but a customer's head of hair is to be taken very seriously. Lindy provides an open-communication, hair therapy session prior to applying color--find out if you speak the same "color language" if you will. Lindy knows that one person's "honey blonde" could be another person's "platinum," so being on the same page is key--no room for error, no mix-ups, and absolutely no blonde moments allowed.