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Not Your Average Curl

Whether you’ve never been able to curl your hair, you need a quick curling solution to get out the door faster or you’re a stylist doing multiple curly dos… you have to try this iron. The Ion Titanium Auto-Rotating Curling Iron is not your average curler. It automatically creates effortless, beautiful, silky smooth wavy curls in just seconds.

This curler instantly heats up to 450°F and the titanium barrel provides constant even heat. The barrel is extra-long so it’s great for soft waves or tight curls. The buttons are bi-directional so you can alternate your curls easily (no awkward hand positions required!) This automatic curler is truly great. It’s so easy to curl the back of your hair and it provides consistent curls. I always wondered how girls had the time to curl their hair every day before work, now I know. See our tutorial below on how to create not so average wavy curls:

How to: Ion Titanium Auto-rotating Curling Iron

  1. Use the right button to curl the right side of  your head, and the left button for the other side.
  2. Begin by curling small sections of hair, leaving out the ends, for a natural look.
  3. Repeat around entire head until all of your hair is curled.
  4. Pour a small amount of Ion Oil-Free Glosser into your palm, and then rub between both hands.
  5. Scrunch the glosser into hair, starting in middle and working your way toward the ends.
  6. Finish off with a little hold from Ion Finishing Solutions Shaping Plus Spray.






Benefits of Tape-In Hair Extensions

Benefits of Tape-In Hair Extensions #SallyBeauty

 There are several methods to achieve long hair, but few people know the benefits of tape-in hair extensions. Tape-in extensions are great for getting you through a bad haircut, add density to fine hair or add length for a special occasion.  Not to mention long locks are an instant confidence booster.

Benefits of Tape-In Hair Extensions:

      • Seamless – Lay flat against your scalp for a more smooth look
      • Undetectable – Less noticeable when you wear ponytails, are more active or when the wind blows
      • Long-Lasting – Semi-permanent so once they’re installed, they can last for up to 8 weeks Lightweight – This is especially important for thinning or fine hair
      • Re-usable – You can remove and reapply the same set several times


We recommend trying Satin Strands Premium 100% Remy Human Hair Tape-In Extensions. You can shampoo, curl, flat iron, wear a pony tail and even color them while they maintain silky smooth. Like any hair extension, we recommend having them installed by a professional stylist.


Enter our giveaway for your chance to win a Stain Strands prize package valued over $300! This contest has ended.


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Pin It To Win It: Satin Strands Hair Extensions

We’re excited to announce a Pin It To Win It Contest! Satin Strands tape-in hair extensions will instantly add volume and length to your hair. These are 100% premium quality human hair that are available in a collection of unique and rich shades that blend well with almost any natural hair color. Satin Strands hair can help you can create a luxurious style for an affordable price.

#SatinStrands Hair Extension Pin It to Win It Giveaway by #SallyBeauty

How to Enter:

  1.  Follow Sally Beauty on Pinterest.
  2. Complete a virtual makeover on
    • Click share to pin your completed look to Pinterest
    • Use #SatinStrands Pin It To Win It in the description
  3. Email your pin to by February 28, 2014

The grand prize:
Each winner will choose their color and receive three sets of tape-in extensions,  shampoo, detangler, conditioner and hair brush from Satin Strands!

The winner announcement:
3 lucky winners will be notified by email on Monday, March 3.

UPDATE: All winners have been emailed! Check your inbox!

Terms and conditions apply


Winter products

Screen shot 2014-02-07 at 3.06.44 PMBaby it’s cold outside, and this Texan is NOT used to it!

I’m not a girl who hates winter – I like having actual seasons – but this one has been unusually cold for us and it’s taking a toll on my skin, nails and hair. I’m looking dry, feeling itchy, and I’m oddly red from the cold wind. Something must be done! So, a trip to Sally Beauty this weekend to stock up on all the winter essentials is in order.

Here’s what’s on my shopping list:

1. Orly Argan Oil Cuticle Drops  - My cuticles are a mess from being out in the cold, and shoving them into gloves. Argan Oil is a little miracle worker, and I like this brand for its nice, clean scent.

2. TIGI Pro Reconstructing Treatment Mask  - Raise your hand if your hair is dry, dry, dry! My ends could definitely use some TLC, and having some moisture back in my hair will help with the frizzies. I like to apply it, and then pop on a shower cap to concentrate the heat. I find it helps it absorb and really work.

3. Queen Helene Olive Oil Masque  - I love Queen Helene products. They are classic and have stood the test of time for a reason! I use the mint masque on my t-zone several times a week to help with blackheads, but I like this olive oil masque for when my skin is feeling extra dry and flakey.

4. Heel to Toe Cucumber Heal Treatment - Can’t forget about my feet! They need some lovin’, too, after tromping around in boots all day. This treatment works like a charm and smells delicious.

What products help you get through the long, cold winter?


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Tool Science™ Electric Hot Brush

tool science hotCheck out Tool Science’s latest launch!

The Tool Science™ Electric Hot Brush  is the most recent addition to the Tool Science ™ line exclusive at Sally Beauty. This is a revolutionary heated brush WITHOUT the hot air! Its ceramic tourmaline barrel heats to straighten, curl, or add volume while brushing and smoothing your hair.

Does static always create frustration for you when you are brushing or styling your hair? With its Ionic function, this brush can create smooth and shiny hair, without adding the extra static you might normally experience when brushing your hair.

This item is regularly $24.99 but is now on sale through December for $19.99. Just in time for the holiday!


BeLissPRO Curl Genius Professional Curl Machine

curl geniusHow many times have you gotten frustrated because your curling iron just would not give you that perfect curl you wanted?

Well, we have found the solution for you! We are excited to introduce the Sally Beauty exclusive, BeLissPRO Curl Genius Professional Curl Machine. This tool gives you a revolutionary way to create curls by automatically forming one perfect curl after another, on any hair length or texture.

I know you are wondering, “How does this actually work?” Well here’s how –

The BeLissPRO Curl Genius Professional Curl Machine automatically draws the hair strand into its Titanium Curl Chamber. Once the hair is inside, it is held, heated and perfectly timed according to your preferred time/temperature settings.

Once the hair is curled and set, the machine will actually tell you that it’s finished curling by making a couple of beeps. Cool huh?! Then, all you have to do is open the handles to release a beautiful curl, and repeat for consistently gorgeous results.

As I mentioned earlier, the Curl Genius also allows you to control temperature and time, which provides the flexibility to form loose waves or tighter curls. Depending on your hair type, more time/higher heat will give you the boldest, longest-lasting curls. Smaller sections of hair will give you tighter spirals; larger sections (up to 1.5” wide) will give more gentle waves.

  • 2 Heat Settings – 390 and 430
  • Time settings – 8, 10, 12 seconds
  • Use less time and/or lower heat for fine hair; more time/higher heat for thicker, textured hair
  • Do NOT use on synthetic hair

If you love flawless, effortless or perfect curls, this is a definitely must have styling tool!

Curl Genius_2I absolutely love the Curl Genius! In my opinion, there is no easier or faster way to create such beautiful curls. My hair tends to have a problem holding curls, which is the reason why I hardly ever curl my hair! When I curled my hair with the Curl Genius, my curls lasted all day even after being outside for hours. I can finally have long-lasting curls!

By the way, I did not use any hair styling product and the curls still came out gorgeous! That’s the power of the BeLissPRO Curl Genius Professional Curl Machine!

The BeLissPRO Curl Genius Professional Curl Machine will be available at various Sally Beauty Supply stores starting August 1st. Be one of the first ones to own this revolutionary hair curling machine! Don’t wait to purchase yours!


NEW Naturally Silk Elements

Silk Elements now has a new collection of products specifically designed for natural waves, curls and kinks called Naturally Silk Elements.

This collection replenishes the moisture needed by today’s multi-cultural consumer with hair. The line contains a plant derived complex that maximizes moisture and improves hair elasticity, resulting in an overall healthier-looking wave, curl or kink. It is also free of sulfates, parabens, mineral oil and petrolatum.

There are six product options allowing you to customize the product routine just for your hair including Moisturizing Cream Shampoo, Deep Nourishing Conditioner, Leave-In Conditioner Cream, Curl Defining Pudding, Curling Cream Gel and a Moisture Renewal Kit.

Cold Fusion Extensions

Have you ever decided that you are sick of your long hair and chop it all off and regret it the second the hair hits the floor??

Yes, me too. I decided in January that I was sick to death of my long hair and took the plunge and cut 11” off.  I instantly regretted it. I must admit, it hasn’t been terrible in this awful summer heat, but fall is about to be here and I am going to miss my blanket of hair.

I started thinking about some options and decided to look into extensions. There are so many application methods that my eyes started to cross immediately. I knew I wanted a longer lasting style (so clip-ins were out) and something that wasn’t damaging to my hair. I think I found the answer!

Cold fusion application using microlinks was the perfect solution for me!! It is a non-heat application method and the extensions can last up to 3 months with proper care. Another big plus for me is the I-tip hair can be attached closer to my scalp since there is no risk of burning my skin. (This is a great solution to my very short hair length) It also takes 30 minutes to an hour to apply a whole head versus other application methods that can take several hours.

I did a little more research to find all of the tools I needed and thought I would share them with you:

  • Micro fusion links
  • Multi-use micro fusion extension pliers
  • Micro fusion hook
  • I-tip hair extensions (Satin Strands I-Tip in Malibu matched my hair perfect)

I also came across this great hair extension video on YouTube that showed me how to apply and remove the cold fusion hair! Check it out for some really great tips.

I am so glad I found a solution to my short hair blues. Hope this can help some of you as well!!

Clip In Extensions

Are you looking for a fun way to spice up your hair, but scared of the permanence of hair color? The new hot trend for summer is brightly colored highlights, and Sally’s has just the product that will be only as permanent as you make it. Design Length Snap It’s is a 100% human hair clip-in that can be styled just like your hair. It comes in four bright shades: blue, purple, red and pink to give you an instant pop of color. Snap It’s attach securely to your natural hair with a comfortable, but sturdy clip.

Attaching the clip-in style is very easy!

Step one: Open the clip by putting your thumb and forefinger on the outside of the clip and push until it pops open. Once open, put the clip against the scalp and lightly push down for the clip to attach to the hair. Push the clip closed with the thumb and forefinger against the head until you hear it snap.

Step two: Part the hair. You can part on top of the head for a bolder look, or towards the bottom for a subtle peek of color.

Step three: Use a curling iron to add waves, or a straightener to create a sleek look. Low heat will help reduce damaging the human hair clip-in.

Step four:  Blend the Snap It’s into natural hair. Mix and match colors and sections to instantly create fun styles for any occasion.

Hair Extensions Basics

Accessorize, accessorize, accessorize!! These days fashion is all about the right accessory to achieve the right look. One key fashion accessory we often take for granted is our hair.

Maybe you’re like me and have always wondered exactly how celebs pull off a short hair style in the latest blockbuster then show up on the runway with stunningly long, flowy hair? Besides spending big bucks to achieve these glamorous looks, celebs have taken advantage of some newfangled techniques in hair extensions that have taken off over the last few years. Until recently, the fashion industry and trendy celebs have kept all the best hair secrets under lock and key. Now there are so many reasonably priced options available to help us “mere mortals” achieve a completely new look or simply accent our natural hair. Gone are the days of waiting for your hair to grow and dreaming about the perfect hairstyle; now you can just go buy it!

Because the options can seem endless I wanted to share some basic information that may be helpful if you’re looking to “accessorize” your look with new locks!

Hair extensions are most often seen in one of the following forms:
Wigs – Quickest method used to change up your look. More permanent alternatives like lace-fronts may be bonded around the hairline.
Weave – Usually sold as single strands (bulk or fusion hair) or wefts (tracks). This is the most permanent type of hair extensions as these can be bonded to or braided then sewn-in to natural hair.
Hairpiece – Instantly adds volume and length and are easily attached and removable. Most popular examples are drawstring ponytails, ponytail wraps, any ponytail clips.

Types of hair:
Synthetic – holds style very well but may not last as long as human hair. Heat styling not recommended.
Human Hair – mostly closely mimics our natural hair. Easy to maintain and may be styled with heat.
Blended Hair – a mixture of synthetic and human hair blended together. Heat styling may be limited.

Other factors to consider:
Shade selection – you may choose something closer to your natural hair color or add a splash of color to punch up your look.
Determine the best length – weaves and hairpieces typically come as short as 8 inches and go up to 30 inches or more depending on where you purchase. Wigs may be available in even shorter lengths.
Hair texture and style – there certainly is no shortage of options! From straight to kinky and everything in between (curly, wavy, etc).

Always seek the help of a professional stylist when deciding the best hair extensions and maintenance system.

Regardless of whether you sew it, braid it, bond it or just put it on, make your hairstyle a “mane attraction”!

Orly Argan Oil Cuticle Drops by ORLY
TIGI Pro Reconstructing Treatment Mask by TIGI
Queen Helene Olive Oil Masque by QUEENH
Heel To Toe Spa Cucumber Heel Treatment by HL2TOE
Tool Science Electric Ceramic Brush Iron by TSCNCE