Wednesday, April 8, 2015

The Curly Cut


It's time to get that Spring hair makeover! I was way overdo for a cut! With curly hair like mine, it's so important to constantly cut and shape your hair to keep it bouncy and healthy. Finding a hairdresser for curls can be a daunting experience. I had gotten a few cuts when I moved to San Antonio, but it wasn't really up to par. In Puerto Rico, my hairdresser was a curly hair specialist (Irene from Wanda Montes) and my hair was exactly how I wanted it for years. I trusted her to the point where I just said "Do whatever you want" and loved it each time I stepped out, but I hadn't found that since I moved to Texas. Until now. I did my research, of course. I Googled "Natural curls hair salon in San Antonio" and found about 3. I always go by reviews and recommendations, so I found Harmoni Salon on Loop 410 and saw that it had tons of rave reviews. I booked my appointment and it was so full I had to book for a week in advance (that's always a good sign). They called me immediately after booking online and asked me a few questions about my hair and sent me to a web site to identify my curl type so they know what they would be working with. I was pleasantly surprised with the level of professionalism. The day of my appointment arrived. I've never been so excited to wake up at 7 am on a Saturday! My hairdresser was awesome! I showed her a pic of my hair inspo and she got to work right away. She knew exactly what she was doing and gave me recommendations on types of products I should use and the ones I need to stay away from. She also told me about things she could do in future visits. I was so impressed!

Ya es hora de tu makeover primaveral! Ya estaba bien atrás con mi cabello, me hacía falta un recorte hace tiempo. Con cabello rizo como el mío es importante recortarse con frecuencia para mantener el rizo saludable. Encontrar un estilista para rizos puede ser algo aterrador. Me había recortado varias veces desde que me mudé a San Antonio, pero realmente, no dio el grado. En Puerto Rico, tenía una estilista especializada en rizos (Irene de Wanda Montes) y mi cabello estaba exactamente como yo lo quería por años. Yo confiaba tanto en ella que llegué al punto de decirle "Haz lo que quieras" y quedaba brutal. No había encontrado algo así desde que me mudé a Texas, hasta ahora. Tuve que hacer mi investición, por supuesto. Busqué en Google "salon para cabello rizo en San Antonio" y encontré como 3. Siempre me dejo llevar de los reviews y recomendaciones, así que decidí irme con Harmoni Salon en Loop 410 y vi que tenían muy buena recomendación. Tuve que hacer mi cita para una semana despues, así de lleno estaba (eso siempre es buena señal). Me llamaron tan pronto confirmé mi cita en línea para preguntarme sobre mi cabello y me dirigieron hacía una página para identificar mi tipo de rizo y saber con lo que iban a trabajar. Fue una grata sorpresa su nivel de porfesionalismo. Llegó el día de mi cita. Nunca había estado tan emocionada por levantarme un Sábado a las 7 am! Mi estilista fue un éxito! Le enseñé una foto de inspiración y ella se puso a trabajar. Ella sabía exactamente lo que estaba haciendo y me dio recomendaciones de los tipos de productos que debo usar y los que debo evitar. Hasta me dijo cosas que podemos hacer en futuras visitas. Quedé muy impresionada!



While searching for my ideal look, several of the hottest Spring 2015 hair trends served as inspiration. For curly hair, I was really into the shaping around the face.
Mientras buscaba mi recorte ideal, varias de la tendencias de 2015 me sirvieron de inspiración. Para mi cabello rizo, estaba inclinida hacia una forma que complementara mi rostro.
Inspo Photo via SunKissAlba

There's also the curly bangs, but I started off slowly, maybe I'll work my way up to a full bang.
También ví el estilo de la pollina rizada, pero me fui suave. Tal vez, en el futuro lo llevo a este nivel.
Photo via Pinterest
My inspiration for summer, if I can summon the courage to go way shorter.
Mi inspiración para el verano, si me atrevo a irme cortito.
Photo via Christina Caradona of Trop Rouge


When it comes to color, I've kept it at a Golden Brown (Garnier Nutrisse B3). Naturally, you want to go lighter for Spring/Summer. My hair tends to go red, so I'll probably get honey highlights, that will compliment my hair really well.

En cuanto al color, llevo un tiempo tiñéndome de Golden Brown (Garnier Nutrisse B3). Naturalmente, uno quiere aclarse el color durante Primavera/Verano. Mi cabello tiende a ponerse rojo, así que tal vez me haga contornos color miel, que complementarían mi color muy bien.
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If you're considering these options for your Spring/Summer hair, my recommendation is to do your research. Don't be afraid to approach someone that you see on the street and ask them where they got there hair done. Read those reviews and take a picture of your inspo look with you to the salon, so they can get as close to that as possible. Be bold and have fun with it!

Si estás considerando hacerte estos cambios, mi recomendación es que investigues. No tengas miedo de acercarte a alguien cuyo cabello te gusta y preguntarle a qué salón va. Lée las reseñas y lleva un foto de tu inspiración para que el/la estilista pueda tratar de acercarse lo más posible. Se arriesgada y diviértete con tu cabello!

Xo
Jeanie

Photography by Marlena Gonzales

66 comments:

  1. Yay for finally finding a good hair dresser! The cut looks amazing.

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  2. I love your hair!

    Heidi
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  3. I just love your curly do. You look incredible girl. I'm trying to get my curls to act right, but they won't lol.

    Kay of Pure & Complex
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    1. Thanks, Kay! For a really long time, I struggled to get my curls to act right, too. It really is all about a good cut and the product cocktail. I'll do a tutorial on how I style my hair soon.
      Xo
      Jeanie

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  4. You look simply amazing! Swoon worthy! Also, thank you SO much for always being so kind and supportive! Means the world to me! Sending you much love, darling!
    xoxo, Vanessa
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    1. Thank you so much, Vanessa!!!
      Hugs
      Xo
      Jeanie

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  5. You have a really beautiful hair!
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    1. Thanks, Tina! Believe me, I can make it bigger, lol
      Xo
      Jeanie

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    2. Hehehe I am jelly!! My hair is flat :/

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  7. Beautiful!

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  8. Thank you for your visit!
    Love your haur style! Looks gorgeous!
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  9. Love your hair!!

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  10. Gorgeous hair, wish I had naturally curly hair! x
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  11. Wonderful!! You have a super cute blog! Enjoy your day, dear!!

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    1. Thanks Mary! I'm so happy you like it!
      Xo
      Jeanie

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  12. Tu pelo es perfecto, me encantan esos rulos, pero lo que más me gusta son esas gafas son geniales.
    xx
    Dani Acevedo
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    1. Gracias, bella! Las gafas de show! A la vista y a la orden ;)
      Xo
      Jeanie

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  13. LOVE your sunnies!!! And this hair is GORGEOUS! I have always wanted curly hair like that! I wish there was a pill or something to change our hair structure in our DNA haha :) wouldn't that be awesome?
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    1. Ha! that would be awesome! Thanks, hun! Thanks for stopping by. Take care!
      Xo
      Jeanie

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  14. Your hair is seriously gorgeous! I love it and it is super shiny! I love that look with the curly bangs, but honestly I think you could rock anything! Cannot wait to seee!!

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    1. Thanks, Denise! Let's see how daring I get for my next cut.
      Xo
      Jeanie

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  15. Is this The Curly Cut hairstyle? Actually I like this types of hair for women!

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  16. Nice look and pictures.

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  17. Guapísima!! El pelo esta perfecto!!

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  18. Your hair looks amazing!!! Have a great weekend :)
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  19. Your cut suits you so well! I totally agree, when I got my hair cut, I brought in a photo just to show what I wanted. Turned out rather nicely <3

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    1. Thank you so much! Yeah, they love it when you take a photo with you. Gives them a better idea of what you want.
      Xo
      Jeanie

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  20. Yo tengo el pelo rizado pero no lo se moldear ni trabajar, asi que me lo aliso con la ghd :)

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    1. De vez en cuando me lo alizo, pero rizado me encanta! Ya pronto haré un videíto de como moldear el cabello rizo.
      Besos!
      Jeanie

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  21. I love your hair!!!!!

    <3

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  22. Your hair is amazing.. Wish my hair looked like that!

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    1. Aww, thanks Sara! You're so sweet
      Xo
      Jeanie

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  23. Guapísima! ! Besazos!!!! Http://armameblog.blogspot.com.es

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  24. Beautiful<!!!!!!

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    xoxo

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  25. Am sure you are relieved with finding the right hair dresser. I wish I could say the same, since going back to my curly kinky roots I am yet to see anyone who gets my hair but I probably should trust Mr. Google (lol) with this. Am hopeful.

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    1. Yes, girl! Google it and Yelp also helps. Customer reviews are so valuable. Good luck in your search!
      Xo
      Jeanie

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  26. Qué preciosidad de pelo!! Me encanta! Y las gafas son chulísimas ;)

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  27. Your hair is amazing and I am in love with those sunglasses! Hope you're having a great day! xo Hannah

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  28. Your hair is gorgeous and I love your sunglasses!

    xoxo

    Kaley

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  29. Beautiful curly hair. Naturally beautiful!

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