I used to be one of those people that cut their hair every 3 months. That’s what I was told you had to do to keep your ends healthy and for it to grow. Well not so surprisingly my hair would make it to my signature length of 3-4 inches past my shoulders and then stop. Highly frustrating! As was every stylists obsession with giving me layers. Here’s the thing, I have a thin hair but I have a lot of it which is easy for people to mistake as being thick and big.
Secondly, my hair is curly and when layers get involved sh!t gets crazy and for the person who has to maintain it on a daily basis, it’s not fun. Yes, it looks amazing while I’m at the salon but past that I have to really work with it. So fast forward to my waiting 8 months for a haircut (I was deep conditioning my roots like a crazy person to pro-long the cut), I was invited to Ryan Darius Salon for a cut. I’ve met Ryan on a few occasions and used to go to his salon for blow-outs before the whole drybar/dreamdry kick, and enjoy the atmosphere, and prime location. Nestled on a quiet street blocks from Union Square, there are only a few chairs in the salon so it’s very private. For me getting my haircut is not a fashion show; I love an intimate, peaceful atmosphere where I can hear my stylist and have an actual conversation without people watching and music blaring.
My stylist, LP was great. Off the bat I he made me feel very comfortable trusting him with my locks. We chatted about my hair, I told him I was trying to grow out layers. He was honest that my hair would be more weighed down at the crown so less volume (I’m okay with that!), but otherwise was like, ‘if you want one length, lets do it’, and gave me a recommendation for how much I needed to cut off to keep the ends healthy. I was so not used to having layers pushed on me that I found myself started second guessing myself even asked if he was sure one length was a good idea and maybe we could just layer in the back. He completely me shot down (and rightfully so, since layers in the back doesn’t even make sense). And was reassuring that, yes layers (that go all the way around) would be good for me but I could definitely pull off all one length, especially since I straighten it often and have thin hair. My confidence returned!
So check mark to my first major qualification of liking a stylist, he listened! Next he gave me a perfect straight cut. I mean look at that — perfect, right? LP used all Oribe products which I’m a big fan of and I could not be happier with my cut. It may sound simple, but it was exactly what I wanted. I highly recommend this salon!
And since we had Ryan Darius in the room and I’ve been obsessive about growing my hair out, here are some of his tips:
- Get you hair “trimmed” then DO NOT CUT for 6 months!!! Your hair grows 1/2 inch a month. When you return to the salon only ask for a 1/2-inch to be cut. In one year your hair should be 5 inches longer!
- Viviscal Pro is an amazing supplement many models and actress chose to take. This twice a day magic pill can thicken and grow your hair faster! My clients and I love it!
- Most women don’t know how to care for their hair out of the shower. Combing your hair out when it’s wet can be very damaging with the wrong brush. This can cause major breakage, and your hair will be shorter!!! My favorite brush is a “The Wet Brush” It’s super delicate and can brush through any head of hair in a flash! * remember to brush your hair from the ends up!