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The Most Important Tip: Tip Your Hair Stylist

  • Posted by Cortex Beauty Blog
  • On July 5, 2018
Why should you tip? In the US, we generally tip service providers, so this includes bartenders, waiters, taxi and Uber drivers and everybody involved in our beauty regimen. Hair stylists and in fact all of the workers at the salon depend on your tips. That’s the bottom line. These workers are not always even guaranteed […]
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What You Need to Know about Balayage vs. Ombre 

  • Posted by Cortex Beauty Blog
  • On June 27, 2018
Both Balayge and ombre refer to hair coloring techniques. You’ve probably heard these terms thrown around and wondered, “What’s the difference?” In essence, it’s about technique, time and subtle coloring. Here are the essential elements and some tips to determining which one will look better on you! Both balayage and ombre allow for darker (often […]
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The Best of Summer: Sexy, Simple Beachy Waves

  • Posted by Cortex Beauty Blog
  • On June 15, 2018
Why are beachy waves an enduring summer tradition, right there with flip flops, ice cream cones and pool noodles?   We think it’s because the beachy waves show the essence of summer in a hairstyle:   Sexy (looks like you just got out of bed) Easy to maintain Imperfect, so it looks casual Flattering for […]
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Improve your Life with the Best Hair Hack: Dry Shampoo

  • Posted by Cortex Beauty Blog
  • On June 6, 2018
We think the use of dry shampoo occasionally may be the greatest hair hack that lots of people don’t even know about. Many people can enjoy the benefits of occasional dry shampoos. Dry shampoo might be right for you if: any of these are true: Sometimes, your busy schedule doesn’t allow daily shampooing, but you’d […]
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Expert Advice for Choosing the Perfect Wedding Hairstyle

  • Posted by Cortex Beauty Blog
  • On May 30, 2018
Wedding hair runs the gamut from sleek updos, glamorous curls, smooth, straight looks and a huge variety of accessories. How should a bride and her stylist choose the best wedding hairstyle?   Consider the Wedding Venue Each wedding has its own vibe, its own feel. This is related to the setting for the ceremony as […]
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How to Have the Hottest Curly Hairstyles this Summer

  • Posted by Cortex Beauty Blog
  • On May 23, 2018
Summer is so very close. School years are winding down. Graduations occur every day. Proms are over. Weddings are increasing. Outdoor events are everywhere: music festivals, picnics, barbecues, wedding showers, parties, pool get-togethers, class trips. With the summer’s arrival come heat, humidity, swimming, sand and salt. These can make life hard for the curly haired […]
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How Color Professionals Know Best When You Want Wild Hair Color

  • Posted by Cortex Beauty Blog
  • On May 16, 2018
Vibrant hair color is either here to stay or a very long-lasting trend. More clients are demanding it and more stylists are becoming amazing color experts.   It seems clear that you can get vibrant color at lots of places. But the best vibrant color treatments occur when clients and stylists work together, sharing the […]
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What is the Met Gala and Why is It Important?

  • Posted by Cortex Beauty Blog
  • On May 9, 2018
The Met Gala. You’ve heard of it. But what is it and what does it mean to the beauty business world? And how do they get so many celebrities in one place, wearing such amazing clothing with such unique hair stylings? We’re going to explain it all!   The Metropolitan Museum of Art The Met […]
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The Best Wedding Hair Advice for Brides and Stylists

  • Posted by Cortex Beauty Blog
  • On May 3, 2018
Weddings. They are momentous, big days for brides, who want to look memorably beautiful.   Enter the hair stylist. Stylists create beauty every day. A wedding booking gives the stylist a great platform to make the bride (and other members of her wedding party) gorgeous and filled with confidence.   Perfect Partners Since both the […]
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Professional Secrets You Need to Know about a Hot Styling Brush

  • Posted by Cortex Beauty Blog
  • On April 25, 2018
Have you been considering purchasing a hot styling brush? It’s a great tool to add to your home styling products or to use if you are a professional stylist.   If you regularly straighten and curl your hair, you may have noticed competing products out there. More people have familiarity with the classic flat irons and […]
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