The last 6 months have been many things, a whirlwind of world events, cultural revolutions and a pandemic added to the mix. Any time there is so much change in such a short period, new trends emerge. Think of Ombre that emerged as a trend after the 2008 financial crisis ( lower maintenance color meant savings) or the Mullet that was a result of a stagflation economy in the early 70’s (men were saving $$$ by only getting half a haircut). Fast forward to today where the world is dealing with a pandemic and people would generally prefer to stay in the safety of their own homes.
No one particular trend has appeared as a result of current events but one constant we’re seeing is that women and men are opting for low maintenance looks.
Whether its a pixie that has a beautiful shape that can grow into itself:
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To a one length Bob which can grow in for months without a trim:
We don’t know what the Fall and Winter will bring… but we can help you achieve a low maintenance style, personalized for you that will look fresh in a month or 6. With that being said, fingers crossed to no more lock downs.
We are following strict guidelines given to us by the PA State Board of Cosmetology and the CDC. Please read below for what to expect the day of your scheduled appointment.
If you are not feeling well or you have knowingly been exposed to anyone with Covid19 within the last 14 days or are experiencing any symptoms, we ask for the safety of our staff and clients that you notify us privately and reschedule your appointment.
Please arrive a few minutes early to your appoinment. We will not have a waiting area for the time being, but if you arrive very early you can wait at Bower Cafe next door.
As you come inside, you will be required to wear a mask, have your temperature taken and have our digital “COVID Waiver” signed. (If you are running a fever, you will kindly be asked to leave and reschedule)
After passing the temperature check, you will sanitize your hands and head to the station with your stylist.
Let’s do our part, together:
We will be operating at 50% capacity in order to promote social distancing.
Only guests with an appointment can be in the salon. No children or other guests will be allowed to accompany you inside. If you are coming with a friend or family member, they can wait at Bower Cafe next door.
All clients are requested to wear face masks. All staff will be wearing masks and/or face shields at all times. We will have masks available for sale.
We have elevated sanitation practices after every guest, including all stations, tools, and products.
All staff will be washing and sanitizing our hands thoroughly throughout the day, and wearing gloves when needed.
We are also conducting daily symptom and temperature checks of staff. If we have been exposed or show symptoms, we will not come to work.
Fall weather is in full effect. We’ve switched our iced coffees for the Philly favorite “PSL”, so why not do the same with your hair? The trends for this season will be shying away from all the icy colors and transitioning into fall with some warmer, darker tones. Think of all the colorful leaves falling on the ground with tones of gold, brown and red. Icy blonde girls will want to go for a more rooted and golden blonde color. Dark Blonde / light brunettes can deepen their tone to add more shine and warmth. You’ll be seeing more rich and chocolaty tones on Brunettes. Red Heads will pop with copper dimension or keep it subtle with the “natural” auburn look. Ask your stylist about which hue is best for you or virtually consult with us here.
This year, we’ve seen all the trends from Modern Shags to Bold Colors, but the one constant is the textured bob. This classic look is being rocked by most of the Hollywood elite from Michelle Williams, Mila Kunis, Cara Delevingne, Etc. If you’re looking to really change up your look; short and chic Pixie cuts are hot right now. You can always play it safe with textured layers and lived in Textured looks and and wearing your hair with it’s natural texuture is definitely trending.
At Architeqt Salons, were always here to advise you on what would fit you and your lifestyle, whether it’s a big change or seasonal adjustment. Request your appointment here.
Summer is in full swing here in Philadelphia. The temperature is rising and the humidity is our hair’s worst enemy. Luckily for you, you have us! This summer’s trends are all about ease- work smarter not harder. Embrace your natural texture with lived in hair cuts, brighten up with golden blondes, switch things up vintage fashion colors, or look sharp with a fun Bob.
Getting the recommended 7-9 hours of quality sleep every night is vital to maintaining a full and healthy head of hair. Sleep is the time our body gets to repair and better itself – and it does this through countless processes that occur during the different sleep cycles. These numerous sleep cycles promote the stem cell activity that generates the epithelial cells required for hair growth. Not only is sleep necessary for the protein synthesis of your hair, it is also the time our body releases numerous hormones that are responsible for maintaining healthy locks. Hair growth is regulated by hormones and these hormones affect how much hair grows, how long it grows for, and type of hair that grows. Not receiving the proper amount of sleep will affect your production of growth hormone and otherhormones like androgens, which have a direct effect on hair growth.
When trying to improve your hair’s health, it is also important to look at the impact of sleep on your stress levels. There is increasing evidence that suggests that stress negatively impacts the hair follicle and growth cycle, which consequently leads to unhealthy hair growth and loss. During deep sleep, your brain produces chemicals that order your body to stop production of stress hormones. And, when you don’t receive the proper amount of quality sleep, your body boosts its production of these stress hormones. The result is a vicious cycle of sleep loss and stress that causes the growth of unhealthy hair as well as hair loss.
Improve Sleep and Rejuvenate Your Locks
Unfortunately, getting a good night’s sleep is something most of us struggle with. Here are a few tips to help you get a full and restful sleep every night:
● Try aromatherapy: Essential oils like chamomile, lavender, and ylang-ylang have a calming effect on the mind and body. Add a few drops of the oils to a diffuser and, while in bed, focus your mind on the feelings of relaxation that are induced.
● Begin a bedtime ritual: Before bedtime, do something ritualistic that relaxes you. Wrap up in some blankets with a hot cup of herbal tea and a good book or soak in a bath of Epsom salts and lavender oil. Whichever relaxing ritual you choose, do it every night at the same time before bed and your body will become programmed for sleep!
● Turn of blue-light emitting electronics: The blue-light emitted by electronics causes your brain to resist a state of restfulness. It’s best to turn off all electronic devices 1 hour before bedtime to promote relaxation and ready your brain for sleep.
We all need to sleep, so why wouldn’t you make the most out of your sleep time by ensuring it improves your physical and mental health? Not receiving enough sleep will cause you to suffer from hormone imbalances and increased stress levels that cause an overall degradation of your health and beauty. Whether you want to rejuvenate your lackluster locks, stifle hair loss, or simply protect your hair for the future, receiving a good night’s sleep may be the “miracle” that you’ve been searching for.