AE Salon’s energized, inviting atmosphere is a reflection of the team Aaron Emanuel has assembled. Our highly-trained staff looks to create a fun and memorable experience at every visit. We’re passionate about fostering a long-lasting friendship and providing you a successful, beautiful look each time.
AE Salon’s thorough consultation will help you target the services ideal for your look and lifestyle. From color and texturizing treatments to extensions and highlights, our stylists will direct your session to provide the look you seek.
At Aaron Emanuel, we provide service in a friendly & comfortable environment. Click below to view a gallery of our various services from hair coloring, to straightening to extensions. See why we’re considered the top hair salon in NYC.
Looking for a quick beauty pick-me-up? Nothing can liven up your complexion and give you a fresh look quicker than hair color. Whether you opt for a permanent change or something more temporary, here are some hair coloring do’s and don’ts to get the most out of your make-over:
Before taking the plunge to color your hair, it’s always wise to seek the expertise of a stylist. They are trained to know what hair colors will work with your complexion, how hair color will take with your hair texture, and if your hair will be able to handle a color change.[i]
Sure, you can save yourself some money by not seeing a professional. However, if you value your hair, you realize that saving money is far less important than running the risk of damaging your hair. A lot of permanent hair colors, if applied incorrectly can cause permanent damage to your hair.[ii]
In addition, if you decide not to use the expertise of a train stylist, you may not get the desired results. The color you see on a box of color from the drug store isn’t necessarily the color you’ll end up with. In fact, hair color can come out 1-3 shades darker depending on the condition and texture of your hair![iii]
Before you decide to color your hair decide what color you want and how long you want to keep it. If you don’t want your hair colored for more than 3 months, go with a semi-permanent hair color or demi-permanent hair color product that easily washes out of the hair over time. [iv]
If you still can’t decide on what color to try, go to a wig store and try on several different colored wigs until you find a few that suit you. Then, take a picture with each of them on to show your stylist before making a final decision.[v]
If you’ve recently permed or relaxed your hair, it’s best to wait at least 2 weeks (preferably longer) before coloring your hair. Also, it’s wise to wait 10-12 weeks after coloring your hair before perming or relaxing it.[vi]
Keep in mind that you are more likely to get the results you want from your new hair color if your hair is healthy. So, it’s advised that you start upping your hair moisturizing and deep conditioning game before hair coloring to ensure it doesn’t get damaged during the hair coloring process. Deep Conditioning and moisturizing are also very important to maintaining the health and vibrancy of your hair after the coloring process.[vii]
While there are a lot of do’s and don’ts when it comes to coloring, it’s also important to enjoy the process. Change is good but be smart about it!
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[i] Coloring Natural Hair: Do’s and Don’ts. [Blog Post]. Retrieved from http://www.aduluxe.com/index.php/2018/11/01/coloring-natural-hair-dos-donts/
[ii] Coloring Natural Hair: Do’s and Don’ts. [Blog Post]. Retrieved from http://www.aduluxe.com/index.php/2018/11/01/coloring-natural-hair-dos-donts/
[iii] Kuchinsky, Charlotte. (2010, April 30). Coloring Your Hair Dos and Don’ts. [blog post]. Retrieved from http://www.thebeautybiz.com/211/article/hair/coloring-hair-dos-donts
[iv] Gamble, Alena. (2017, Oct 10). Hair Dye Do’s and Don’ts. [blog post]. Retrieved from https://waukeearrowhead.com/11058/student-life/hair-dye-dos-and-donts/
[v] Kuchinsky, Charlotte. (2010, April 30). Coloring Your Hair Dos and Don’ts. [blog post]. Retrieved from http://www.thebeautybiz.com/211/article/hair/coloring-hair-dos-donts
[vi] Kuchinsky, Charlotte. (2010, April 30). Coloring Your Hair Dos and Don’ts. [blog post]. Retrieved from http://www.thebeautybiz.com/211/article/hair/coloring-hair-dos-donts
[vii] Coloring Natural Hair: Do’s and Don’ts. [Blog Post]. Retrieved from http://www.aduluxe.com/index.php/2018/11/01/coloring-natural-hair-dos-donts/
If you live in NYC or the surrounding area, you may be asking yourself, where is the best hair salon for bayalage? Imagine that you just came back from a warm tropical vacation and your hair looks like it’s been kissed by the rays of sun, with the perfect hint of highlights to warm your complexion. Sounds wonderful doesn’t it? Well, that’s exactly what bayalage, or balliage as it’s sometimes called, does for your hair without the tropical vacation. Bayalage is the latest trend in hair coloring that creates customized, natural-looking highlights that can be grown out without developing a noticeable or obvious root.
The term bayalage meaning “to sweep,” in French, refers to the way the color is applied. With the bayalage technique, color is free-hand painted in a sweeping motion. The technique plays with the effects of light and shade to create multiple dimensions to the hair color. With bayalage. color is applied on the surface of the hair strand and not saturated in color until applied at the tips, ensuring a blended stroke of color. The result is a chunky highlight that gradually and naturally grows out.
Many people prefer bayalage over the traditional, old-school highlighting technique that adds uniform highlights to the hair using foil or caps. This is because bayalage looks more like the sun naturally kissed your hair and will look more natural as it grows out.
The beauty of bayalage is that it can be used on all hair colors (i.e. blondes, brunettes, and red heads). If you have light colored hair, a technique called “reverse bayalage” is used. With the reverse bayalage technique, instead of taking dark colored hair and painting it with highlights, light colored hair is painted with darker strands, creating hair with depth and dimension. The key to this look is selecting hair color a shade darker than your current hair color and then painting the dark strands above and below the lighter colored hair.
In addition to being able to use bayalage on all colors of hair, bayalage can also be used on all hair textures (i.e. curly, straight, or wavy), and on any length of hair (except for pixie cuts)! What’s more, bayalage can be a great way to change your color without doing a massive color overhaul and it can be used to draw attention to or draw attention away from features on your face.
So, who isn’t a good candidate for bayalage? Possibly, someone looking to completely cover grey. The bayalage technique can be used to blend grey but isn’t the best choice for someone wanting full coverage.
The time it takes to do bayalage depends on the depth desired. A few small highlights (aka “babylights”) can take a few minutes. Whereas a multi-tonal, triple layer bayalage process can take up to 3 hours! Although bayalage can take more time to apply than traditional color, some say it’s well worth it because of the time you save on touch-ups and the money you save on salon visits, in the long run. For the longest lasting bayalage, it’s recommended that you go for a “babylight,” because it is the most subtle.
If you are interested in getting the bayalage look for yourself, it’s advised that you ask to see a portfolio of your stylist’s experience with this technique because bad bayalage is difficult to fix.
Contact us today to schedule an appointment with Aaron Emanuel, and get a perfect bayalage with the best hair salon in NYC!
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Spring is in the air and everything is fresh and alive with color! Along with this time of new beginnings comes new hair ideas for spring that will give you a fresh new look for the spring season! Here are some hair ideas for spring that are sure to freshen up your look:
This is the spring hair idea that fairytales are made of! Unicorn pastel hair is a new take on rainbow hair. With an array of pastel colors like pastel pink, pastel blue, and pastel green, you might find it hard to choose, so our advice it use them all! Achieving this colorful spring look requires your stylist to bleach your hair light before depositing the color. Color can be applied on strands or with an ombre technique where more color is deposited at the ends and less towards the roots.
Baby bangs or micro bangs are basically wispy or blunt bangs cut a few inches above your eyebrows. This spring hair idea is a “fringe” on the retro side and can open the entire face while still giving it a soft look. Perfect for spring time fun in the sun!
If the soft, pastel look of Unicorn Pastel Hair isn’t your thing, this spring hair idea takes it up a notch with bright, bold, neon colors. The neon look can be achieved by dye or with hair extensions (if you want to try the look out without fully committing). Spring forward with this vibrant hair color!
This spring hair idea is a stylish way to keep hair out of your face and is great for curly or unruly hair. Is your hair straight and well behaved? No worries, your stylist can make this look work for just about any hair texture including straight hair.
With temperatures warming up, the pixie cut is a great spring hair idea to keep things cool. It’s a fun spring look that blends femininity and masculinity and is a real time saver!
If you think big hair is so 80’s, think again! This spring hair idea is all about curls, bouffant and teased hair with a touch of pastel to really make it pop! One way this look is achieved is by curling the hair with a curling iron and piling it on top of the head.
Turns out, chocolate isn’t just for chocolate covered Easter eggs this spring. This deep, timeless hair color makes its way back to be a popular spring hair idea. Looking rich, delicious, and healthy this brunette shade hides split ends and damaged hair effortlessly!
If chocolate isn’t your thing then, maybe, this spring hair idea is! Honey hair is the warmer and darker side of blonde hair color and can easily be achieved by rinsing a warm hair toner through naturally blonde hair.
Ready to spring into a new look with one of these spring hair ideas? Contact us today to schedule an appointment with the best hair salon in NYC!
For those men out there, that think that hair salons are for “sissies,” we’re here to tell you that it’s perfectly okay, and even acceptable, for men to go to a hair salon! In fact, more and more men are visiting salons today, versus the barber of discount hair provider, for several reasons:
Men have hair needs that can’t be met by the current discount hair providers or barbers. They have cowlicks and scalp issues that require time and technique to correct. Because salons use scissors, and less clippers, they can work around cowlicks and address varying hair patterns that are difficult to address with clippers at a barber shop. In addition, salons are more likely to carry the types of products to address their specific hair and scalp concerns.
Men want and deserve the same tender loving care (TLC) as their female counterparts. Current discount hair providers rarely have a time to prime and pamper their clients. In fact, most of them don’t even have time to shampoo the hair. All there is time for is a quick clipper haircut before moving on to the next client. Whereas, at a salon you’ll get the full “red-carpet” experience including a consultation where you can discuss your specific hair concerns, a relaxing shampoo, an expert haircut, and a thorough rinse and hair style!
Most barbers or discount hair providers specialize in short, classic men’s haircuts which typically involve fades and tapers achieved using clippers. This typically results in a neater and more uniform look.
On the other hand, hair salons are known to specialize in longer, textured, layered hairstyles that require the use of scissors. This typically creates a trendier and more organic look as opposed to the neat and uniform look clippers give.
Walk into a barber shop and ask for some highlights in your hair and most barbers will look at you like you’re from another planet! Walk into a salon and ask for some highlights and they’ll ask you if you’d like to add some low lights as well? Simply put, if you’re looking to color your grey or update your look with a pop of color, the hair salon is the place to be!
The decision to have a man or woman cut your hair is really all a matter of preference. There is no scientific evidence that points to men or women stylist being better at styling or cutting hair. Some men are cool with a man cutting their hair because who best to understand what a man wants than a man. However, there are some men that would prefer a woman’s touch (bonus points if she’s cute)! Whatever your preference, you’ll typically have your choice of a male or female stylist at a hair salon, versus a barber shop which tends to have mostly male stylists.
Looking for more style versus a basic clipper hair cut? Contact us today to schedule an appointment with the best hair salon in NYC!
Each one of us has a hair type that’s uniquely our own. Whether is straight, curly, or a combination of the two, knowing your hair type will help simplify your hair care routine. You’ll be able to choose styling products, hair styles, and styling methods that will keep your hair type healthy and looking fabulous!
Although there are several classification systems for hair types, one of the most popular was developed by former Oprah Winfrey hairstylist, Andre Walker, which breaks types down in to four categories followed by sub-types based on hair consistency or volume.
Straight hair comes in 3 sub-types: 1a (thin), 1b (medium), and 1c (coarse). Although the types vary in consistency, they tend to have some similarities including being soft, oily, lacking volume, and being difficult to curl.
How do you care for straight hair types? Avoid the temptation to wash hair every day as it causes over production of oil by the oil glands. We advise washing the hair every other day with a volumizing shampoo and conditioner that won’t weigh the hair down. Additionally, you can use a dry shampoo on the roots and throughout the day to soak up excess oil and provide lift or use a texturizing spray at the roots.
Wavy Hair comes in 3 sub-types: 2a (thin), 2b (medium), and 3c (coarse). Hair type 2a has a very loose, flat, “S” pattern while 2b and 2c has a tight “S” pattern that’s frizzy, has more volume, and can be difficult to style.
Since wavy hair isn’t typically as oily as straight hair, we advise washing it every couple of days with a moisturizing shampoo and conditioner to help with frizz. It’s also advised that you deep condition it once a week, comb it only when it’s wet, and let it air dry to keep your hair healthy. Hair types 2b or 2c may also want to use a light-weight hair cream or hair oil mid-shaft to the ends to keep hair smooth and prevent it from becoming dry and brittle.
Curly hair has 3 sub-types: 3a (loose) and 3b (tight). The loose hair type tends to be full and frizzy with a “S” pattern and the tighter hair type is similar but looks more like a spiral.
Since oil is unable to travel down the hair shaft, curly hair tends to be super dry. Therefore, it’s important to only wash it every few days with moisturizing hair products. To avoid frizz, do not dry brush curly hair! Only comb with a detangling comb or finger-comb the hair when it’s wet, scrunch hair creams and oils into the hair, and let it air dry to maintain the curl pattern. It’s also advised to deep condition curly hair once a week and use a leave in conditioner.
The final hair type is kinky hair and it has two textures: 4a (“s” curl) and 4b (“z” curl). The difference between the two is that 4a has a tight “s” pattern while 4b has a “z” pattern (or sometimes, no curl pattern at all).
Kinky hair is the driest of the hair types so it’s important to use a lot of moisturizing hair products to battle breakage. Use a moisturizing hair mask, hair oils, and avoid heat appliances which can dry the hair out further.
Get the right hair style and haircare tips for your type of hair. Contact us today to schedule an appointment with the best hair salon in NYC! Call us at 347-754-3885 today!
If you’re looking to change up your hairstyle, hair color, or try out a new hairstyle trend; celebrities can be a great source of inspiration! The latest hairstyles, haircuts, and color trends can be found on the red carpet and can be just the inspiration you need to try something that may be out of your comfort-zone. Here is a round-up of popular celebrity hairstyles that may challenge you to step out of your comfort zone!
Stylish and low-maintenance is how we describe this look. Following in the foot-steps of other celebrity hairstyle trend-setters, like Charlez Theron and Rumor Willis, celebrity Kristen Bell traded her medium length hair for a sleek bob that lands right above the shoulders. The beauty of this classic look is it can be easily changed up by moving the placement of the part, adding some waves or curls, or by wearing it messy.
Celebrity Katherine Langford has been known for her fearless color transformations from blonde, to dip died cranberry, to most recently, rich auburn. In fact, a lot of celebrities have been trading their blonde hairstyles in for a darker hue. “Brunette is back!” Langford posted on Instagram and, if that is true, we’re loving this celebrity hairstyle!
This year, the fringe, as seen on celebrity Tiffany Haddish, has been a very popular hairstyle. This celebrity hairstyle quickly transforms your look by adding fringe bangs. The full-on-fringe hairstyle requires wearing your bangs long and straight, so that they slightly cover your eyebrows, and reach a bit longer on the sides of the face.
When you have grey hair, you try to cover it and when you don’t have grey hair, like 28-year-old model and activist, Iskra Lawrence, you dye your hair grey to get it! The grey hairstyle trend is apparently a thing and maybe this celebrity hairstyle will inspire those of you with naturally grey locks to just go au naturale!
Faded pastels are all the rage right now and celebrity Lady Gaga rocked it at the Golden Globe Awards this year. Going multi-tonal, she dyed her platinum blonde tresses sky blue and highlighted it with intense splashes of color throughout.
Celebrity Kate Hudson either knows the secret to growing hair overnight or she’s sporting the latest trend: hair extensions, which is the quickest way to change up your look with no long-term commitment! Hudson transformed her cute, above the shoulders, bob to long, past the shoulders, locks with pastel pink highlights. A celebrity hairstyle that’s so chic!
Celebrity Julia Roberts just got a hairstyle update that everyone is raving about! The 51-year-old actress recently cut off about 4 inches of her signature tresses and is now sporting a trendy, textured, shoulder-length “lob” (a combination of long hair and a bob). The lob is the perfect celebrity hairstyle for the gal that wants the stylish look of a bob but doesn’t want to cut off too much of her luscious locks.
It’s a fact of life: we always want what we don’t have, and for those of us with curly hair, this rule is no exception!
If having a mane of straight hair is your dream, then there are a variety of options available to achieve sleek straight hair. Here are some available options:
As the name suggests, The Brazilian Blowout, originated in Brazil and is a permanent straightening process that utilizes a protein rich solution to coat hair strands to straighten your hair out. The Brazilian Blowout works on every type and texture of hair and can even be used to prolong the vibrancy of color treated hair. The result of the Brazilian Blowout treatment is hair that is hydrated, less frizzy, shiny and more resilient to heat styling.
As straight as you like! Just be sure to tell your stylist so they can customize the treatment to either make your hair smoother by passing the flat iron through it to preserve the texture of your hair. It’s important to note that the overall goal of The Brazilian Blowout is to make your hair easier to manage. If, for instance, you have naturally curly hair, The Brazilian Blowout will NOT make your hair pin straight if you let it air dry. However, it WILL cut the time you typically take to blow dry your hair straight in half!
The amount of time will depend on the amount of hair you have and its thickness. Overall, the process can take anywhere from an hour to two hours and will start by your stylist washing your hair 3-4 times to remove any styling build-up. Afterwards, your stylist will apply the Brazilian Blowout solution to your hair in sections from root to tip and blow dry your hair smooth. Once that is done, your stylist will pass a 450-degree flat iron through your hair to seal the cuticle and then your hair will be washed, deep conditioned and blow dried smooth again.
Unlike other Keratin Treatments that require that you not get your hair wet or tie it back for 48-72 hours, The Brazilian Blowout can be washed and styled immediately after your treatment, allowing you to get back to business as usual faster!
Provided that you keep your hair away from sulfates and chlorine (commonly found in shampoos), your Brazilian Blowout should last anywhere from 3-4 months. When it begins to wear off, your hair will begin to return to its natural texture. However, unlike other straightening or relaxing methods, you won’t see a clear line of demarcation between new and treated growth.
Brazilian Blowout can be used on just about any and all hair types except for thin or fine hair because the chemicals may cause more damage to the hair. If you have thin or fine hair and are interested in the Brazilian Blowout, it’s best to consult a professional stylist.
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Getting highlights are the perfect way to add dimension and color to your hair without having to commit to the damaging effects that a full color will take on your hair. There are many benefits to choosing highlights over other coloring options, but the drawback is that it takes a little bit more effort and time to get exactly what you want. With highlights, you want to make sure your colorist is framing your face and using a color that isn’t too light for your current hair (do we not remember the awful early 2000’s trend that was getting blonde highlights in dark hair?). Additionally, you’ll want to decide whether or not you want to get full or partial highlights, as the two have a couple of notable differences that we’ve discussed below.
When you get full highlights, your stylist will highlight different pieces of hair throughout your entire head, as opposed to focusing on a few areas with partial highlights—whether that be the top or front of your hair in areas that will frame your face nicely. If you’re looking to make smaller changes to your hair or just want to frame your face a bit over dramatically changing your look, partial highlights may be the best option for you.
Full highlights, on the other hand, will be your best option if you’re looking to lighten your overall color and add depth and texture to the look of your hair as a whole. Full highlights will dramatically change the color of your hair, so if you’re seeking to go a few shades lighter but don’t want to commit to a full-dye this is a fantastic option.
One of the biggest benefits to being able to choose between full or partial highlights as opposed to having to color all of your hair is that you have the freedom to set a wider budget. If you’re not looking to spend too much on your hair color you can opt for partial highlights. This will give your hair enough change to see a difference but won’t cost you a small fortune, since we all know that coloring sessions can get pricey fast. That being said, the average of cost is also a good indicator for time. If you don’t have the time to spend a day at the salon getting full highlights done you can opt for partial highlights. This will make upkeep much easier and affordable, as you won’t have to sink as much time and money into your color.
The colorists at Aaron Emanuel salons in New York City can help you with any full or partial highlight needs, so make an appointment today!
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If there’s one hairstyle that doesn’t seem to be going out of style anytime soon, since it’s been in style for years already, its ombre hair. The coloring technique has been a celebrity choice for years now, as it leaves hair looking naturally textured with the perfect amount of depth and color. The style can be used to add different tones to hair or make colored hair more exciting, whether you’re lightening the ends of a deep brown or fading from pink to purple.
Instead of waiting for your hair color to naturally fade, you can achieve a beautiful ombre either on your own or by consulting a stylist. Stylists and colorists have debated for years on how to get the perfect ombre look we all secretly fawn over on Instagram, but until now there hasn’t been a technique so simple; your hair brush.
That’s right. Your hair brush. Stylists have tried every technique possible to achieve the perfect ombre look, but it turns out we’ve all been making it harder than it needs to be. The technique involves using a regular paddle brush to brush the color into your ends and slowly make your way up your hair, ending at the desired length of ombre color. To achieve a more in-depth look, try going further up your hair in some areas and not in others. Make sure to brush the color in so that it naturally fades, but only brush from the neck down in order to achieve an ombre look instead of simply brushing hair-color into your hair.
Though this idea is perfect for those looking to achieve a simple, DIY-friendly way to ombre their hair, some stylists caution against the strategy as it may end up worse than if you did it by hand. This technique is perfect for softer ombre looks, such as a deep brown into a caramel fade, but may not be the best idea for drastic changes in color or multi-tone ombre looks, such as this one that Kylie Jenner rocked at Coachella in 2016.
Because the perfect ombre look can be a little bit difficult to attain, you’re probably going to want to book an appointment with a good colorist in order to make sure you’ll achieve the perfect fade.
Make sure you’re going to get the perfect fall ombre by booking an appointment with one of the many colorists available at any Aaron Emanuel locations throughout New York City.
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So often, choosing a men’s haircut seems more complicated than it needs to be. While there isn’t as much variety as with women’s haircuts, there’s enough to make it a tough decision to find a look that will compliment your natural features and face shape. Choosing the right men’s haircut is simple once you figure out exactly which features you want to bring out in your own face, and we’ve listed some things to consider below to make it easier:
When determining the perfect men’s haircut for you it’s important to first determine your face shape. To find your face shape, look in the mirror and take note of your features. If your face is the same length wide as it is long, you probably have a round face shape. If your face is significantly longer than it is wide, you have an oval or oblong face shape. If your face is as wide as it is long but your jaw is significantly wider than the rest of your face, you have a square face shape. Similarly, if your cheeks are your widest feature than your face shape is diamond, while your face may be triangle if you have a pointed chin and a wide jaw.
Once you’ve figured out what shape your face is you can begin considering the perfect men’s haircut to suit you. Oval and oblong face shapes will find that they’re very versatile in what men’s haircuts they can pull off, but longer faces will pair best with styles that focus less on shorter, tighter sides and more on fuller looks.
Similarly, those with square face shapes will find that any men’s haircut compliments their features, as these tend to be the most masculine face shapes of all. Meanwhile, diamond or triangle face shapes will find that their ideal men’s haircut is opposite to those with an oval or oblong face. Diamond or triangle face shapes will look best with shorter sides and longer hair on the top.
Finally, the perfect men’s haircut should also compliment a person’s natural type and texture. Thinner hair is easier to style in slick back looks, while thicker hair is harder to slick back at all. Those with wavy or thick hair will find that shorter men’s haircuts with lower maintenance are easier to keep up. Naturally curly hair will look the best with fades or shorter men’s haircuts.
The stylists at Aaron Emanuel salons in New York are prepared to create a wide variety of high-quality men’s haircuts for any hair type or texture, and can offer advice on choosing the perfect cut. Book your appointment today!