Category Archives: 2015

Jell Salon Blog

Hydrate Conditioner

It’s that time of year again – time for the temperatures to go up and your hair to dry out. What’s a on the go gal to do? Amika has come to the rescue with their Obliphica Hydrate Conditioner!

Lightweight and gentle, this conditioner smoothly detangles and rejuvenates hair with the latest in Amika technology. The velvety formula bathes hair in essential fatty acids, proteins, antioxidants, vitamins and nutrients to return natural balance to your hair without weighing it down. It will protect your hair from free radicals and leave your locks soft, manageable and voluminous – ready for whatever life throws your way!
As always, Amika only uses the choicest ingredients for their hair products. You won’t find parabens or artificial colors, found in many beauty products, in Amika’s products. Natural, high quality ingredients that give your mane bounce without any nasty chemical side effects are what Amika delivers and what Jell proudly stands behind.
So ask your Jell professional today about Amika Obliphica Hydrate Conditioner!

How to style a lob or a bob

So, you’ve done it. You’ve gone for the lob or its shorter cousin the bob, but what now? How can you keep that cut looking like you just left the salon every day? Following a few simple steps will help you take that lob or bob from at home ordinary to just-left-the-salon extraordinary.

First, prep your hair. A light weight mousse will work just fine for this; just make sure to distribute it evenly with a wide-toothed comb or your fingers. Remember, never brush wet hair! Now, begin rough drying it with your hair dryer, using your fingers to work the warm air through those tresses. Next, channel that inner head banger and give your hair a good flip to the opposite side as you dry. This is not only fun, but keeps your hair from falling flat. Once it’s dry you can gently comb through it with a detangling brush if needed.

Next is curling. Don’t worry, breaking your hair out into sections makes this step a breeze. Dividing each side of your hair into three horizontal sections that are curled in different directions will help achieve the look you’re going for.
• Start with one side, clipping off the section next to it. Use a 1 ¼” barrel curling iron to curl the pieces of this section away from your face. Remember to drag the curling iron out as you curl your hair by inching it towards the end and lightly dragging it out when you’ve almost reached the end.
• Now, move the clip to clip off the third section of hair and curl the second section forward or toward your face.
• Next, the third section comes down, and this should be curled away from your face just as the first section was.
• Repeat this on the other side of your head, making sure you still alternate the direction of your curl in each section.
After you are done curling you can spritz your hair with some lightweight hairspray. Remember, there’s no need to add hairspray before you curl because the mousse should give you all the styling hold you need at this point. If you take nothing else away from this tutorial just note that the curls should not be combed out until they’ve cooled! This will help to ensure your hair actually takes the curl. You don’t want to put in all this work for nothing!
Now to finish!
• Work your hands through your hair in a scrunching motion
• The tousled look will begin to emerge. Set this with a mix of serum and a lightweight pomade worked in at the root to add texture. Whatever is left on your hands should be dragged out to the ends
• Check the sides and back with a hand mirror and add a little spray if needed.
Voila! Lob or bob perfection!

The Bob

When you think of a bob cut, your mind may take you back into the roaring 1920’s. However, with a 21st century update the bob is as banging as ever. If you’re considering a bob, here are a few things to note to see if a bob makes the cut!

A bob basically means that your hair clears your shoulders, even if just by a little bit. When thinking of taking the Magic Hair Bus to Bob Town, know your limitations. If you have extra wide shoulders or a short neck, a bob length probably won’t work for you. Going a bit longer (hello lob!) or a bit shorter will help to accentuate your natural beauty. Plus, when you go with a bob your hair no longer can cover anything you may not like since it puts your shoulders, neck, chin, face and jawline on display for the world. Chances are that people want to see more of you, but if it’s something you just aren’t comfortable with there may be better options. Bobs also look good with almost any texture. If the bob had a creed it would be “Give me your curly, your wavy, your baby fine tresses”. Bangs are perfectly welcomed with a bob as well, but make sure that the bangs blend well with the texture.

If you decide to go all in with a bob, talk to your stylist. Bring pictures from Pinterest, Instagram or any of the abundance of hair style sites on the internet as a reference. A good stylist will embrace these and talk with you to make sure you’re getting what you want. Ask for a textured bob that clears your shoulders and let them know where you’d like it to fall when it’s dry.

So how much maintenance do bobs require? It really depends on you, but having a good styling wand or flat iron will keep that bob looking its best. Also, pairing a good mousse to apply when it’s wet with water-based pomade after it is styled is a must.

The thing about a bob is that it will require more frequent trimmings since it tends to grow out fast. A cut every 4-6 weeks will keep it looking lush. However, going longer between trimmings will only turn your bob into a fabulous lob, so frequent cuts are not a must. It really just depends on the look you’re going for.
So, are you ready to place your bet on a bob?