Monday, 11 November 2013

L'Oreal Professionals New Volumetry Range

Volumetry is the new hair care range from L'Oreal Professional. The products are designed to cleanse, densify and condition fine hair without weighing it down. The range consists of an in-slaon treatment as well as a home care range.
Probably the most exciting product in this range is the Powder Fresh SOS Refreshing spray. It is designed to absorb oil from the root, and gives the hair body. Best of all its pocket size for easy touch up's when your on the go.


Sunday, 31 March 2013

Steam Pod

The New Steam Pod Treatment will be available from April 2013 at Highlights Hair Salon in Tel Aviv. It creates beautifully sleek and manageable tresses with a glamorously glossy, smooth finish. Steampod can be used to create a variety of finishes from smooth and supple looks to soft, tumbling waves.

This new device not only straightens your hair, it also nourishes it at the same time. Using steam to infuse the hair cuticle with pro-keratin (applied prior to using the straightener) the combination results in a healthy frizz free mane.

Saturday, 9 March 2013

Spring / Summer Hair Trends 2013

Today’s sunny weather has got us very excited. The weather is turning and spring is almost here so we have been thinking about this season’s hair trends. On the S/S 13 catwalks designers went mad for bright, floral prints. These bold patterns were complimented best with sophisticated, natural looking hair colour and delicate dip-dye.
INOA’s new mocha shades are perfectly in line with the season’s natural looking colour – complimented with a subtle ombré highlight technique for a natural looking sun kissed effect. So, whatever your hair colour, our colourists can help you achieve a natural looking colour which is right on trend.
L'Oreal Professional Spring Summer 2013

Moran Mazor to represent Israel in 2013 Eurovision Song Contest

After three Semi-Finals held on consecutive days, Israel has finally chosen its representative for the Eurovision Song Contest held this year in Sweden. Good Luck to Moran Mazor.

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

The History of Hair

Ancient Egypt

Looking back in history, no civilization was as advanced as the Ancient Egyptian. They lasted more then 3000 years, and we can still see remains of greatest achievements today. Throughout history there is no better documentation of hairstyles and accessories then in Ancient Egypt.

The Ancient Egyptian are well known for using shaving instruments to groom and remove the unwanted hair from their bodies and faces, however when it came to the hair on their head, they treated it very differently. It was a status symbol for both men and women.

 According to Egyptologist, Joann Fletcher," Human hair was of great importance in ancient Egypt. The rich and the poor of both genders treated their natural hair, or locks obtained elsewhere as a highly pliable means of self-expression."

  Hair care was an intricate part of grooming in Egypt, and much time was devoted to styling it. Setting lotions were used, made of bee’s wax and resin. Women braided their hair, or wore it in ringlets. When hair was worn short, it was cut in the severe crop that is the epitome of Egyptian style. Artificial hair extensions were sometimes added to the natural hair.

Cleanliness was a major issue for the Egyptian. In those days they did not have shampoos as we know them today. Instead they used a combination of animal fats, perfumes and ash to clean their locks. Head lice was also a problem they encountered back then, with the oldest head lice discovered on a mummy from Abydos dating back 5000 years.

To avoid lice, the Ancient Egyptian shaved their heads and wore wigs. The Wigs were also used to protect the scalp for burning in the sun. The wigs discovered by archaeologists were lined with date palm fibers, and created out of natural human hair. Wigs and extensions were fashioned with a variety of clever weaves and knots that were secured into or onto the real hair or scalp with beeswax and resins.

The ancient Egyptians hated gray hair and would use vegetable henna, a product still used to this day 5000 years later.

Monday, 4 March 2013

Fighting Frizz 2

Our last Fighting Frizz post was so popular we decided to dig deeper into our bag of tricks to find more home remedies to help tame the fro. Surprisingly the runner up in frizz fighting antidotes is also located in the beverage section at your local supermarket. Beer.

When you rinse your hair with beer, its natural ingredients coat each strand and nourish them. In addition to B vitamins, the proteins found in malt and hops are said to repair damaged hair and boost overall body. If that's not enough, the maltose and sucrose sugars in beer tighten the hair's cuticles for enhanced shine. Its a miracle the the world most popular alcoholic drink has an alternative use!  Dark beers often provide the most nutrients and moisture. When doing the rinse, simply coat your hair with a brewsky and let it sit for a few minutes.When you are ready to rinse, use cold water as this helps to get rid of the smell. ( we don't want your work mates to think your dunking on the job!!)

Saturday, 2 March 2013

Red Carpet Favourites of 2013

Grammy Awards 2013

Our Favourite look from the 2013 Grammy Awards was definitely Rihanna's subtle Ombre look. The color complimented both her skin tone, and her dress.

Taylor Swifts Grecian style updo was the perfect choice for her gorgeous gown. The blunt bangs gave an edge to the soft braids.

We loved Jennifer Lopez's look for the Grammy's. The top knot is Jenny's take on the current trendy bun. Its sleek and polished and made the entire look more refined.

Oscars 2013

Reese Witherspoon was our favorite look from the Oscar's 2013. The side swept retro glam waves were the perfect choice for Hollywood's most glamorous red carpet event.

Jennifer Lawrence shone bright at the Oscars. Her soft updo was elegant, sophisticated and guaranteed to be a hit among brides this year. 

Monday, 18 February 2013

Dealing with Dry Scalp

Tea tree oil comes from the leaves of the Australian tea tree, the Melaleuca alternifolia. Australia's Aboriginal people have used tea tree oil for centuries as an antiseptic, antibiotic and antifungal treatment, and as natural alternative for treating scalp problems. If you are not allergic to tea tree then add five drops of the oil to your favorite shampoo as a booster to fight flaky scalp. Its healing properties help to nourish the scalp, and leave the hair soft and shiny.

Sunday, 17 February 2013

Fighting Frizz

Summer is creeping up on us. I personally cant wait to turn the heaters off and the air cons on, however for more then half of the population here in Israel, summer = humidity = frizzy locks. We have looked into the top remedies to help combat frizz ( and they are all available from the supermarket!!).

With everyone on the go here in Tel Aviv, I often see women leaving the houses with dripping wet hair. By avoiding touching the curls, and leaving them to dry 'au natual', it does reduce frizz dramatically. Problem is that the water here is full of chemicals that dry in your hair. If you often let your curls air dry, try using sparkling water, its a great remedy to eliminate frizz caused by humidity.

After you wash your hair, give it a final rinse with carbonated or sparkling water. The reason carbonated or sparkling water reduces frizz is because of it’s low pH level. In the buildup of hair, the outer layer is comprised of multiple layers of overlapping, scales and is called the cuticle, which acts to protect the inner layers of the strand. Hair is covered by a very thin fluid layer comprised of oil, salt and water, called the mantle, which is slightly acidic. This acid mantle is very important in maintaining the proper moisture balance in our hair and skin. It is also instrumental in making the cuticle scales lie flatter against the surface of the hair shaft, which makes hair smoother and shinier as the flat scales reflect light more coherently. Scales that lie more snugly against the hair shaft also prevent moisture loss, which results in frizz free hair.

Saturday, 16 February 2013

Meet The Team

 Highlights Hair Salon in Tel Aviv recently had a fun day out doing a photo shoot for our new website. We would like to thank Sara Rutstein for doing such an amazing job on the makeup. Sara is an English speaking makeup artist from the UK. Her philosophy is about creating a look that enhances the clients natural beauty whilst making them feel and look exquisite. Using some of the best make-up brands available on the market, Sara will ensure that her clients looks as stunning on their special day as they pictured in their dreams.

Jonathan Jarzin
Head Stylist & Part Owner

 Jonathan has over 16 years experience in the top hair salons of Southern Africa, as well as Israel.
Jonathan's style of cutting and styling hair brings out the clients natural beauty. He uses a variety of cutting techniques, working with the client’s hair texture and face shape to bring out their inner beauty.
Jonathan's talents do not only lie in cutting. He specialises in hair colouring and permanent straightening. He is an outstanding up-stylist and has made many a bride happy on her special day.

Miriam Jarzin
Stylist & Part Owner

 Miriam has 10 years experience in the hair industry, her extensive training has given her a vast range of cutting styles and techniques and specialises in Gents hair cuts. She understands the natural behaviour of the hair and working with it, whilst still creating a precision cut. She pays close attention to both the personal style and lifestyle of each individual client to tailor their cut to meet their needs. Miriam's blow drying skills should also not go unmentioned as she has remarkable talent in creating volume as well as managing unruly hair.


 Tristan Sauter
Colour Technician 

 Tristan was trained in Southern Africa and in Israel at Shai Greenberg. Tristan's specialty in colour has been perfected for over 11 years. His skill lies in his ability to choose the right tones and hues to best suit the individual’s skin tone. The ever expanding knowledge of techniques he has gained is truly unique, and leaves him confident with all hair types.
His friendly approach relaxes clients and lightens the mood. Tristan is also an outstanding “Great Lengths” hair extension expert and has his clients hooked on keeping their hair beautiful and full.


Clarissa Wugin
Colour Technician

 Clarissa is a Colourist who trained and worked in the United States at the Vidal Sassoon Academy and in their Salons in Los Angeles and Washington D.C., for the past 5 years.
Clarissa decided to be a colourist because she enjoys the creative aspect and variety of different looks that colour can create. She likes giving her client seasonal changes to ensure their colour is always looking fresh, whether with highlights in the summer for a natural lift or with deeper hues in the winter to give a warmer finish.
Clarissa's passion may be for colour but she is also a confident and well rounded stylist.

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Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Weddings Abroad

 Cape Town, South Africa was the latest destination for top stylist at Highlights Hair Salon, Jonathan Jarzin, to work his magic on the beautiful bride Wendy Stulting. Wendy's hair is quite fine, so Jonathan used  XXL volume mousse from Playball on her roots, before using a curling iron to create beach waves synonymous to the Capetonian lifestyle.

 " Cape Town is one of the most beautiful cities I have visited in the World. Its natural beauty combined with the carefree, easygoing lifestyle was my inspiration. I wanted to create a look that was effortless and aesthetic."

After the ceremony Jonathan decided to let Wendy's hair down.  He secured the cascading curls into a side swept style.

              Mazal Tov to Wendy and Chris. May they bring joy to each others lives for years to come.

Saturday, 12 January 2013

Dazzle with DIA Color

If you are looking for a low-commitment transformation to turn heads, come on over to Highlights Hair Salon to discuss DIA with one of our colorists.

This no ammonia, color service is available in an array shades,  so our stylists will be able to find the perfect color for you, whether you want to embrace darker, wintry shades with brilliant-looking shine, or maintain a lighter look with shiny-looking, toned highlights. Whats also fantastic about this line is it's clear gloss to add shine to natural hair!
These services are quick, with a developing time of 20 minutes so you can pop-in during your lunch break or even on your way out before a special occasion.

Photo courtesy of Loreal Professional 

Thursday, 10 January 2013

Transform your hair with Mythic Oil Treatments

L'Oreal professional

Does your hair look worse for wear during the harsh winter months?? Highlights Hair Salon has the perfect remedy to transform your dry locks to its former glory!
For personalized pampering, allow one of our stylists to take you on a Mythic Oil journey. Begin with a Scalp Revitalizing Pre-Shampoo Concentrate to refresh the scalp, followed with a refreshing cleanse of the hair, using Mythic Oil Shampoo. Your stylist will then assess your personal haircare needs and create a Tailored Oil-Enriched Conditioning Blend, by adding five to six drops of one of the new oil concentrates to the Mythic Oil Conditioner or Masque for intense nourishment and added looking shine. As a finishing touch, your stylist will recommend the right product for you to use at home from our customized oil blend collection of Mythic Oil Milk, Original, Color Glow Oil and Rich Oil. End this pampering salon experience with your choice of looks from the fabulous Mythic Oil Blow-Dry. Turn your mood around and book today!!

L'Oreal Professional

Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Whats New on the Shelf??

Ball Supersize Mousse 150ml 
L'Oreal Professional Playball Supersize Mousse creates a dramatic and full-body effect to your style with a strong hold! Lifting your roots for a long-lasting big style, this mousse is the perfect blow-dry styling product!
Let L'Orèal Professionnel Play Ball Supersize Mousse swell in the palm of your hand and apply throughout clean, towel-dried hair. Dry using a hairdryer, for added volume blast-dry near the roots.

 Play Ball Crispy Curl 150ml

L'Oreal Professionnel Playball Crispy Curl crackles and tingles on your palms before you apply to your hair - just kneed it into towel-dried hair then blow dry for super defined curls which are full of bounce. L'Oreal Professionnel Playball Crispy Curl is a mousse which feels too good to be true!Give your curls renewed bounce!
Scrunch Crispy Curl between your hands and listen to it fizz before applying it throughout clean, towel-dried hair. Define curls by winding each section around your finger while blow drying.

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Monday, 7 January 2013


Hey peeps, sorry I have been so distant over the past few months! Its been super busy in the salon and I have been neglecting my blog :( But with the new year comes new resolutions, and I promise to keep you updated on all the latest hair trends for 2013!)

 First up for 2013 is "Sombre". Created by Kim Vo and the Schwarzkopf team, Sombre combines the entire flavor of the ombre technique ( pioneered by Drew Barrymore), without the strong contrasts. It is the perfect technique for clients who are looking for the next big trend or would like to evolve from the basic ombre to a new, inspired look! The lighter ends fade gradually into the root so there’s no harsh line when the hair grows out. It’s a gradual progression from dark to light, making the color appear seamless and giving your hair a sun kissed look. Ideally I prefer to do this on virgin ( non colored ) hair, but colored hair is also suitable.  Book your appointment now!