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        Everything You Need to Know About Balayage Hair (+How to Get It)

        Everything You Need to Know About Balayage Hair (+How to Get It)

        You’ve probably come across hundreds of “balayage” hashtags on social media. Balayage is a French word that means to “paint” or “sweep”. Balayage is a form of hair art, created by applying hair color rather than a specific color itself, involving coloring the hair freehand with use of a brush. 

        This incredible technique unfolds hair color that brings about a lightened, naturally blended look. 

        The cost of balayage varies depending upon where you’re getting it done and the state of your hair. For this reason, it’s important to first consult your colorist before booking the appointment. During this appointment, your colorist will tell you how many touch-ups you might need. 

        The price of balayage can cost over $400 in NYC or cost as low as $150 in other parts of the country. While there are several types of balayage techniques, the two most common types include:

        • 3D Balayage: A not-so-good hair color typically ends up leaving the hair color looking drab or flat. This is where 3D makes a difference. It adds a “multi-tonal dimension” to your hair. Here, lights and shadows come together to give the illusion of voluminous and thick hair. 
        • Ribbon Blonde Balayage: This technique includes incorporating “ribbons” of blonde or lighter shades against a darker backdrop. It’s popular among fashionistas who love their natural hair color but just want to polish it up a little bit.

        Getting Balayage Done the Right Way

        Getting balayage is a big fashion decision. Here are a few quick steps to take before making the final decision:

        • Bring several variations of photos to help your stylist understand what you’re looking to achieve.
        • Clean your hair thoroughly to avoid any buildup of oil, product, or other impurities from interfering with the process.
        • Prep your hair using a conditioning treatment a few days before your appointment. 

        How to Care For Your Hair After Balayage

        Caring for your hair post-treatment is essential, as the color at the end of your hair strands can get dry if neglected. Using moisturization tools like the Supreme Revitalizing Mask can protect your hair from feeling dry. Of equal importance is using color safe shampoos and conditioners, so as to keep the treatment from fading. If you are looking for an iced-out blonde look, you can also use a purple shampoo once in a while to make sure the color doesn’t go too warm. In addition, you can go for hairline touch-ups and toning to retain the brightness and desired tone. 

        Can You Do Balayage For Yourself? 

        Balayage typically demands a certain level of skill and mastery, since it follows a multi-tonal approach. While there are several balayage techniques available on the internet, it’s always recommended to get it done by a professional. Not only will the results undoubtedly look better, but you will be saving yourself a lot of time and frustration in the process.

        Top Three Tips for a Long-Lasting Blowout Hairstyle

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        Getting a blowout is one of the most luxurious things you can do with your hair. If you have been fortunate enough to have a skilled hairdresser massage, brush, and blow dry your hair, you know how amazing it feels when they’re done. However, getting a hair blowout is similar to getting a beautiful bouquet. The first few days are magical – your hair feels light, bouncy, fresh, and clean. But by day three or four, it can look and feel more like a limp, wilting flower.

        Fortunately, some simple blowout hairstyle hacks can help you make your hairdresser’s efforts last for up to a week. Follow the top three tips for a long-lasting blowout hairstyle below and make the most of your luxurious ‘do.

        1. Put Your Hair Up (Loosely) Before You go to Bed

        Everyone needs to sleep, but sleep can wreak havoc on your hair. It can get messy, tangled, and even a little oily if left wild and free. You can easily avoid such disturbances by putting your hair up before going to bed. However, be sure not to put it up tightly as that can create bends in the hair when you take it down.

        For the perfect bedtime hairstyle, use a tight bristle paddle brush to pull all your hair straight to the top of your head. Then, wrap it into a big, loose bun and hold it in place with two bobby pins. If you have very thick or long hair, you can make two buns side-by-side. Help keep everything in place while you sleep and ensure some extra waves in the morning by misting a light spritz of Sublime Hold Hairspray over your hair.

        2. Use Dry Shampoo

        For a long-lasting blowout hairstyle, dry shampoo is your best friend. By day two or three, your hair is sure to start looking a little oily. You don’t need to let it go limp or wash out the blowout when this inevitably happens. Instead, spray your roots with dry shampoo for a boost of freshness and volume.

        Make sure that you hold the dry shampoo 10-12 inches from your head when you spray it on, and let it sit for a few minutes so it can soak everything up before you massage it into your scalp. Also, keep in mind that a little goes a long way. Keep it confined to the roots, and don’t spray too much to avoid heavy buildup.

        3. Style with the Right Products

        The most important thing you can do to make a blowout last is to style your hair with the right products throughout the week following the blowout. Revitalize your hair between washes with lightweight RoyalTEA spray. This blow dry refresher and volumizer invigorates hair, absorbs impurities, and adds volume. Another excellent product to have on hand is Texture Dust. This amplifier spray can be used whenever you need to add some instant volume and texture to your hair in-between washes. It also works to nourish the hair and keep it looking fresh and healthy.

        The next time you have a blowout haircut on your agenda, follow the guide above and stock up on the best styling products to maintain it at Pai-Shau. All our products are infused with a Signature Tea Complex, which not only helps you style your hair but keeps it healthy and moisturized while providing long-lasting protection.

        Keep Cool with These Summer Hairstyles for Long Hair

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        With spring in full swing, summer is fast approaching. While everyone is looking forward to the warm sunshine and long beach days, fashion-forward devotees of long hair styles are left wondering how to beat the heat without sacrificing their style.

        One upside of having long locks is that there’s a lot of hair to play with. This guide is packed with trendy summer hairstyles for long hair that anyone can create to stay cool without chopping off any strands. We’ll also share some sensational products that will help you maintain these cute summer hairstyles with ease.

        Braided Bun

        Put your hair in a simple braid, but give it a modern, chic twist by coiling it up into a low bun. This hairstyle will get the hair off your neck on those scorching summer days while giving you a timeless look that matches every style.

        Before you style your hair, spray on some RoyalTEA Blow Dry Refresher and Volumizer. This lightly fragranced formula is made to invigorate and volumize hair while absorbing oil, dirt, and impurities.

        Loose Side Braid

        This laid-back bohemian-style look works for everything from a day at the beach to a summer wedding. Pull your hair to one side and braid it loosely to create a large, low braid that falls over your shoulder. This look is the epitome of casual summer style.

        Slicked-Back Bun

        Go for the slicked-back bun if you need a hairstyle that reeks of class and chic appeal. This wet look takes the hair and slicks it back into a low bun. It’s ideal for a summertime gala or an upscale cocktail party.

        Work some Style Soufflé Styling Memory Cream into and over your hair while styling. Slick it all back, wrap it all up, and hold the finished product in place with a spritz of Imperial Hold Hairspray.

        Tossed Up Curls

        This summer, it’s totally okay to forget the flatiron and embrace your naturally curly texture. Work some Royal Abundance Mousse into your locks to add some moisture-rich bounce and fantastic shine to your hair. Then, toss it up into a messy pineapple updo for a cool, stand-out look. Who knew it could be so effortless to manage a head full of curls in the summer?

        Topknot Messy Bun

        A classic messy bun pulled into a high topknot is a timeless look that never goes out of style. This look is perfect for before or after a workout, a day at the beach, or an afternoon running errands. Give this effortless look its signature touch by pulling a few wispy pieces out on the sides of the bun. Once you’re done styling, spritz on some Sublime Hold Hairspray to keep it all in place.

        Don’t let your long locks feel like a burden this summer season. Whether you’re looking for something low maintenance or super chic, there’s sure to be at least one ‘do that suits you on the list above. Gather the products you’ll need to maintain your easy summer hairstyles at Pai-Shau and prepare to beat the summer heat in style. Not only will these products help you style your hair, but they’ll also strengthen and protect it all season long.  

        The Best Haircare Routine for Color-Treated Hair

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        One of the most exciting ways to refresh your look is to give yourself a new hair color. Whether you’re going bold, adding highlights, or covering up grays, dying your hair is one of the simplest and most effective treatments to help you achieve your desired outcome.

        A good dye job always looks fantastic at first, but if you want the color to last and your hair to remain healthy, you need to establish a good haircare routine for color-treated hair. In addition to keeping your hair protected from buildup and pollutants, color-treated hair is prone to dryness, making your strands brittle if not properly cared for.

        Have no fear if you’ve recently colored your hair but aren’t sure how to maintain it. We’re here to guide you through the best haircare routine for the job and to suggest the best products to help you maintain your newly colored locks, so read on.

        Washing and Conditioning Color-Treated Hair

        Washing and conditioning color-treated hair requires a consistent routine that includes color-safe hair products. The shampoo and conditioner you choose to use on your color-treated hair should be formulated to cleanse and nourish the hair while removing buildup without stripping the color from the strands.

        The best shampoo for color-treated hair is one like Pai-Shau’s Opulent Volume Hair Cleanser. Made with a botanical complex that features white nettle, ginseng, and Gleditsia combined with a Signature Tea Complex that removes buildup and supports healthy hair growth, this shampoo checks all the boxes.

        How to Remove Buildup from Color-Treated Hair

        Products like gel, mousse, hairspray, and naturally occurring sweat, oil, and dead skin cells can all cause buildup on the hair and scalp. Buildup can cause several issues, including flaking, itchiness, redness, and even oily or crusty skin. It can also make the hair appear lank and resistant to styling.

        After cleansing your scalp with the safest shampoo for color-treated hair, it’s good to add some extra nourishment every once in a while. Products like Pai-Shau’s Supreme Revitalizing Mask should be applied a couple of times per week after washing and conditioning the hair. This luxurious hair mask is formulated to infuse weightless moisture into the scalp and hair while nourishing damaged cuticles.

        How to Protect Color-Treated Hair

        To ensure the longest-lasting color and shine, it’s essential to use a hair protectant for color-treated hair. Something to BeLeave-In and Biphasic Infusion are two excellent products for protecting color-treated hair from pollutants and other environmental factors while nourishing and replenishing strands that may be weak from buildup.

        Something to BeLeave-In is much more than a leave-in conditioner. This “Miracle Multeatasker” protects hair from pollutants and heat while enhancing color and smoothing and detangling hair. Biphasic Infusion is a daily rejuvenating concentrate made with an advanced binary technology using the brand’s Signature Tea Complex. It’s also fortified with amino acids and antioxidants. Its sheer veil of shielding properties helps protect strands against both thermal and environmental factors.

        Keep your colored locks healthy and strong and ensure the color will shine for a long time by following the haircare routine outlined above. Whether you color your hair regularly or just like to make a bold change occasionally, the haircare products at Pai-Shau are formulated with a Signature Tea Complex and other effective natural ingredients to help you make the most of your color-treated hair.

        Top 5 Trending Short Hairstyles for Spring 2022

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        Spring is in full swing. As you’re cleaning up the house and updating your wardrobe, there’s no better time to give yourself a fresh new hairstyle for the season. With the warm weather making a comeback and summer just around the corner, spring is the perfect time to explore some short trendy hairstyles.

        Whether you’re looking to make a major transformation or just want to refresh your look, the five short hairstyles for spring 2022 below include something for everyone. We’ll tell you what they are and how to style them, so read on. 

        1. The Low-Maintenance Micro-Cut

        Short hair is all the rage this season, so take the plunge if you're feeling daring. We love the micro-cut for its edgy, choppy look and low-maintenance appeal, which is ideal as the temperatures outside are rising.

        Use some Style Soufflé to add some soft volume and hold to this already easy-to-maintain hairstyle. It tames frizz, is formulated for all hair textures, can be applied to both damp or dry hair, and is infused with antioxidants to help hair stay moisturized no matter how you style it.

        2. The Bangs

        Bangs play a major role in some of the top trendy hairstyles in 2022. You can't go wrong with this timeless hairstyle, whether you’re going for a shaggy bob with bangs to match or want to keep your look classic with some longer curtain bangs.

        3. Chic and Classy Half-Up Hairstyles

        If chic and classy are your styles this spring, there’s no better way to achieve them than with a loose half-up hairstyle. Keep this timeless look in place with a spritz of Sublime Hold Hairspray. Not only will it hold your style in place with no build-up or flaking, but it also provides protection from environmental stressors and adds a beautiful shine to your gorgeous locks.

        4. The Bobs

        Whether going for a modern blunt-cut bob or a slicked-back retro style reminiscent of the ‘60s and ‘70s, there’s no doubt that the bobs are one of the trendiest hairstyles of not only the season but the decade. This simple, timeless cut gives a fresh appearance that looks good with any outfit and couldn’t be easier to maintain.

        Revitalize your hair between washes with RoyalTEA Blow Dry Refresher and Volumizer. This lightly fragranced formula is designed to extend blowouts while refreshing hair and removing dirt, oil, and other impurities, making your bob hairstyle even easier to work with.

        5. Wild Child Curls

        If you’ve got a head full of natural curls, you’ll be pleased to know that this spring is all about letting them loose instead of trying to reel them in. Make the most of those wild curls by styling them with Royal Abundance Mousse. Beautiful style memory combines with weightless volume in this nourishing, moisture-rich product. Add some extra bounce and a soft, touchable hold to your curls as you let them run wild and free this spring.

        Refresh your look with one of the short hairstyles for spring in our list above. As if short hairstyles weren’t easy enough to maintain, the products at Pai-Shau give you that extra bit of oomph and make maintenance even simpler. The best part is that each product is infused with a signature tea complex and other nutrient packed ingredients designed to keep your hair healthy and fresh all season long.