pixie cut spring 2014 curly straight hair
Nikki Gel Salon Cary Hair


The modern pixie cut has made a comeback!  With many stars embracing the haircut, we wanted to give it a shout out and a few pointers:

To keep the femininity make the cut one with precise and soft edges, a razor or texturizing shears are key.  Make sure the length works with your hairline, covering up any changes.

Take your face shape and features into account, pixies are most flattering on those with either larger eyes or mouth, or someone where the vertical measurement between ear and chin is about 5.5 cm.  Anyone can wear it as long as it's cut to accentuate your features and balance your face shape.

Be ready to use a texture paste or cream and shine product to give the look separation and movement.  Enjoy your sassy new look!

curls spring 2014 trends big hair
Andrea Gel Salon Cary Hair


Andrea is all about big curls this season, so we had to show off some of the best again.  From full on rocker curls to embracing natural texture, to big smooth spirals there are so many ways to let your hair down as it warms up.  Spring to and grab your curler!

Rachel Gel Salon Cary Hair


Hope everyone had a great snow day yesterday!  I didn't get into Gel, so today there is a two-fer for you!

Milkmaid braids are making a comeback for Spring 2014 hair, and there are so many ways to interpret the look.  Here are two: deconstructed and transitional* (with a ribbon twist option) demonstrated by HairstyleConfessions and BeautyDept respectively.  Where the traditional style is very polished and sweet, the deconstructed look is a little fuller, and hides any flaws in technique as a bonus. 

*A note on the traditional version, while curled hair is always pretty, there is no need to do so to achieve this look.


I can't get enough of the Moroccan Oil tutorials, trends broken down step by step for fantastic hair completed with exceptional products.  For a look that is going to be big this season: ponytail with volume on top.  Another look that is easy to accomplish and camouflages an imperfect hair day.

Stay warm and keep and keep your hairstyle hot!


Another great tutorial from the professionals at Moroccan Oil: how to get loose waves. 

This is a great look for first day hair, on trend with casual volume and easy to accomplish in the morning.  The waves will transition beautifully into a messy updo on day two!  One wash and style, two ways, for great hair.

Messy updos and platinum blonde Gel Salon Cary NC
Rachel Gel Salon Cary Hair

For the last installment of Spring hair trends, messy updos and platinum blondes are getting the spotlight.

Messy updos have all the appeal of a formal updo without the need to inhale a can of hairspray to get every strand in order.  Pull it up, stick in some bobby pins, run your fingers through to create texture, and go about your day!  Beautiful and undone, looser styles also lend softness to your face and a little volume on top draws the eye up.

Platinum blonde is expected to be the hair color of the year, this light and ashy tone is flattering on many skin tones.  Give your look some edge by changing your all over color.

I hope that these hair trend posts for Spring 2014 have inspired you to shake up your style, try something new, and see new possibilities for your hair.  See you at Gel Salon soon!

bobs and curls spring hair 2014
Rachel Gel Salon Cary NC Hair Trends Curls


Next up for Spring 2014: bobs and big curls.  Worn together they are perfect to transition from dry Winter to rainy Spring.

Bobs are the solution to tresses that have gotten tired and overworked.  Give your locks a makeover and cut your hair routine time down!  Go for a choppy bob or lob to get instant texture or get an angled bob for a crisp look.

Big Curls are going to be, well, big this spring.  From full on Afros to retro roller curls and teased out spiral curls, kinks and coils are in full swing.  It's time to bring your curling iron back out.

Happy Hair!

top knots and scarves hair trends spring 2014
Rachel Gel Salon Cary Hair


For the second installment of our 2014 Spring trends: knots and scarves for your hair.  Both of these looks were big last spring, and they're having another hurrah this year with a few tweaks.

The top knots are getting more relaxed, still sitting high on the head, they are a little bigger and fluffier giving them a softer look in tune with the other spring hair trends.  The fastest way to get ready in the morning (and to save your hair on the 2nd or 3rd day) is throwing your hair up in a bun.

Scarves are having a moment again, with the gentle waves of the season adding a vintage, colorful, or lace bit to your hair lends sass and style to any outfit.  Go for double points with a kerchief tucked into a top or side knot.  Fabulous and fast!

Happy Hair! 

  Gel Salon services the Cary, Raleigh, Apex, Morrisville and greater Triangle area of North Carolina. We are hair care experts in every sense of the words.  Gel Salon specializes in hair cuts, hair color, hair highlights and foil, hair styling for both men and women, airbrush makeup, up-do's, hair extensions, and hair straightening. If you have flat, lifeless hair, we will give your hair volume and body. If you have frizzy, curly hair and you desire smoothness, we use amazing treatments such as Pravanna and La Brasiliana straighteners to give you the smooth silky hair you want to achieve. Gel Salon can satisfy all of your hair and beauty wants and needs. We have the knowledge, talent and skills to give you any look you desire. 

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