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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