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ZP180 Pro : Hair Care Products You Need To Own…NOW

By Jessie Tobin, Certified Fabulous

Hair products! So many choices when it comes to shampoo, conditioners, styling serums, smoothers and accessories. And we all know that they don’t all do exactly what they say they will do so, it can be difficult when searching for something new. I recently tried some amazing brands that I recommend giving a go if you are looking to change up your look and have healthier looking and feeling hair. Zotos Professional 180Pro line – these products are amazing.
They give your hair that salon feel at home. 


Available at Sally Beauty Supply

The 180PRO Moisture Repair Shampoo and 180PRO Moisture Repair Conditioner use groundbreaking technology to gently cleanse dry, damaged hair and leave it hydrated. They use an ultra-reparative, pro-peptide complex to target hair’s worst breaking points, actually improving your hair’s condition with each use.

Basically, it is going to help repair damage. The smell of the shampoo and the conditioner is refreshing – I love it! I could feel a difference in my hair right away. And P.S.  if you color your hair these products are color safe. No worries about fading your gorgeous hair.


Available at Sally Beauty Supply, a new line of hair care products to repair damaged hairTo make your hair feel even more amazing use 180Pro Rapid Restorer Rinse-Out Balm. This balm uses technology that will radically repair, deeply condition and restore moisture to dry hair. Not only will this help repair your hair but it also helps protect against future damage. The balm is very easy to use. They recommend replacing your conditioner with this 1 to 3 times a week. Leave it in for about 3-5 minutes and then rinse.

A great product to use along with the balm is Miracle Repair Damage Eliminator Treatment, a leave-in treatment which helps build stronger hair. Targeting weak & damaged hair to help strengthen and repair, it also protects against future damage. You apply to clean damp hair and leave in. I enjoy the look and feel of this in my hair and like to use it every time after a wash.

Available at Sally Beauty Supply

While styling your hair, 180PRO Total Tamer Foaming Smoother is a great way to get that “just left the salon” look. This smoother seals the cuticle, softens hair and tames frizz with a touch of hold. It works great for curly hair, giving that flexible hold so you have natural movement. It works well on straight hair, too. When I straighten my hair I use less than when wearing my hair curly.

To finish off your look, add some shine with 180PRO Frizz Resister Dry Shine Oil. This will smooth any flyaways and give you the perfect amount of shine without weighing your hair down. You don’t need to use too much product either, a little goes a long way (which I love since I have a lot of hair!). Again, all of these products are color safe so they will protect your hair and won’t leave your color dull.

 So, go Pro with ZP180! You won’t regret it.

Warm Colors For A Cool Fall…featuring : NEW! Clairol Pro Flare™

Ready for Fall hair?  We are.  Sally’s is now exclusively carrying a new line by Clairol which we are over the moon about.  And we’re not just saying that.  We tested it and the results were stunning.  Meet our newest line of hair color : Clairol Pro Flare™.

Clairol Pro Flare

A hair coloring line of one-step, vibrant-toned permanent crème hair colors using Omega Gloss Technology.  The results are gorgeous color, shine and oh-so-touchable hair.
Some features include :

 • 26 intermixable shades in 4 shade families
• High-precision dye molecules for the most vivid color
• Built-in conditioning agents to smooth the hair surface
• 100% Gray Coverage and Built-in gloss

But the proof is in the process!  Renee used Clairol Pro Flare™ to get her Fall ‘do up to snuff.  With stubborn grays and summer-worn hair,  this new product was put to the test.  Below, see how Renee took her hair from grey roots and tired color (left) to a freshened look (right).

before & after

Before and After with Clairol Pro Flare

steps 1 & 2

How to Dye Hair PT1

steps 3 & 4


How to Dye Hair PT2

steps 5 & 6

How to Dye Hair PT3

SUPPLIES : mixing bowl, coloring brush, cape, gloves.
Renee picked these items at Sally’s :
Ion mixing bowl, Ion brush, black reusable gloves, designer shampoo cape

SUPPLIES: 1 box of color, 1 bottle developer
Renee chose 4B Color and Level 20 Developer

• 20 volume : ideal for gray coverage + provides 1 to 2 levels of lightening
• 30 volume : vibrant results on dark hair + provides 3 to 4 levels of lightening

TIP : Put on gloves and cape before getting started

Use entire tube of color with an equal amount of developer, a 1 to 1 ratio.
Use your brush to mix them up completely.

Sectioning hair allows easier access to roots. You want the dye to sit on roots longer than the rest of hair. Paint roots section by section, using the sharp end of your brush to fold over strands revealing fresh roots until entire head of roots is covered with dye.

Leave on approximately 10 minutes.
(A strand test is recommended to determine best time for you)

Using your brush and gloved hands, completely cover all of your hair with dye.
Once complete, let sit for 20-35 more minutes.
Results will depend on your individual hair type, condition and strand test.

We recommend a small amount of conditioner, then style as usual…

Happy Clairol Pro Flare customer

Wow! This is truly a product you can use at home and get professional results.
Renee’s new color is stunning!

Back To School Locker Essentials

You’ve headed back to school and your bag is full of books. Don’t forget to pack some products to keep in your locker! Nothing is worse than a shiny forehead or a 2 o’clock pimple. We’ve picked out some back to school beauty lifesavers to keep you looking fresh all day.

 Back To School Locker Essentials #SallyBeauty

1. Oil Blotting Tissues

Half way through the day when your face gets a little oily, the Palladio Rice Paper Blotting Tissues are truly miracle workers. These unique tissues have a matte side to blot away the shine, and a powered side to for a little touch up. Sometimes these are all you need for a quick refresh!

2. Concealer

It’s after lunch and you’ve just looked into the mirror …that red bump growing on your face is all you can see. Don’t worry! Grab your Palladio Herbal Stick Concealer and apply for easy, buildable coverage. The stick is extremely hydrating and enriched with herbs and vitamins to reduce the redness and help protect your skin.

3. Powder

After you’ve blotted away the shine sometimes you just need a little more powder for coverage. Femme Couture Matte Mattifying Powder can do just that. The long-lasting formula helps with the shine while leaving your skin looking clean and fresh.

4. Lip Crayon

You won’t have to worry about frequent touch ups with the Femme Couture Shiny Color Crayon. Glide your favorite shade on in the morning and you won’t need to reapply until after lunch.

5. Hair Treatment

Got the frizzies that won’t go away? Whether it rained or your hair just seems unmanageable, a drop of Mystic Divine Nourishing Oil will eliminate that frizz, add shine and smooth your hair without weighing it down. A little goes a long way, but this stuff will keep you from looking like a frizz ball.

6. Nail File

Don’t let a broken nail ruin your day. I don’t know about you, but it’s all I can focus on and if I don’t have a file handy I keep picking at it trying to make it less noticeable. Don’t be like me! Keep a spare file in your locker for such occasions. Beauty Secrets Black Cushion Nail Files are double sided with different grits and work well on gel or natural nails.



5 Fall Hairstyles

School has started and stores are already carrying our favorite pumpkin spice flavored things. Fall must be around the corner. There’s always lots of new trends each season but thankfully the days of picture perfect hair are becoming a thing of the past. We’ve rounded up our 5 favorite hairstyles for fall 2014 that are easy to pull off!


1. Low pony tail

Probably the easiest of all the featured styles. Simply pull back a freshly blown out mane into a low ponytail and secure with an elastic. Add some loose waves and twist sections for added flare.

2. Messy up do

Messy braided updo
Messy up dos can also be done when you’ve overslept and running out of time. Have a few extra minutes? Braid the back for guaranteed compliments all day.

3. Braids, braids, braids

Add a braid to any style! Loose messy braids are just as glamorous as sleek perfect ones. Can’t achieve a long ponytail braid? Do a half-up do or braid around your crown.

4. Pop of color

Pop of ombre color
Turn your ombre or balayage hair into something different by adding a pop of color.

5. Hair accessories

Boho hair accessory. A string of golden leaves. Half up hair with the string used as a sort of headband
Let the accessory be the focus! There’s no need for fancy do’s whether it’s bold chains, chunky headbands or a simple clip.


Let us know which style you’re most likely to pull off!





*All photos via Pinterest

A New Twist On A Classic Accessory

A New Twist on a Classic Accessory #BobbyPins #SallyBeauty

Bobby pins first became widely used in the 1920′s (then called bobbing pins) to hold the new bobbed hairstyles of the time. Since then, they have become one of the most common hair accessories – a staple for any woman.

These days, the classic accessory may be used as the focus of a hairstyle, rather than hiding away, secretly holding hair in place. Here are some of our favorite ways to pile them up, use our super fun colorful pins and other new twists for this classic accessory.

The Half-up Triangle



1. Pull half of your hair back in two sections and hold with the side of your hand.
2. Place one bobby pin in horizontally where your hair overlaps, then place one at an angle to hold the side in place.
3. Repeat angled pin placement on opposite side to hold in place and complete the look.

Pro Tip: You have to have thick hair to pull off this look!


Add Color To Your Braid



1. Create a braid.
2. Place bobby pins where you have bumps or short hairs sticking out.
If you are lucky enough to have a perfect braid with no escapee hair or accidental bumps – go to town placing pins at your will for a fun color accent.

Pro Tip: A great way to hold back shorter layers!


Chevron Pull Back



1. Insert one bobby pin at an angle then place another other pin through the hoop at the end creating a secure “V”.
2. Repeat the steps at least three times to create a chevron design.

Pro Tip: This design looks great with hair pulled back in a low pony tail or bun. Also a great trick to secure long bangs from face!


Happy bobby pinning,