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We're on a TIGI kick, and wanted to show off two of their looks for men.  On opposite ends of the spectrum, one is high volume and playful, the other slicked and professional.  Both look great and work with men's cuts that are longer on the top and tight on the sides and in the back.  (The models are pretty cute, too)

We're taking opinions on the two looks on our Facebook page, so let us know what you think, or if you have a favorite!

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This beautiful beehive is made possible by a product that we at Gel Salon have fallen for: Oh Bee Hive!  It is TIGI's newest dry shampoo and it adds volume and revives hair while giving it enough hold to keep updos looking full and fresh.  The best part is that unlike so many other dry shampoos on the market, its minuscule particles don't show in the hair and absorb into the hair almost instantly, erasing grease and limpness.

Final word: whether you use it for and updo or second day hair, this dry shampoo with a fruity smell is a winner.

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A quick look into two new products from TIGI.  We at Gel Salon are head over heels for Oh Bee Hive! and the many options it provides for updos and second day hair (more on that above).  This is also a great glimpse into the creative genius at work at TIGI, so look and learn.  And then come by the salon so you can play with it too!

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We're giving shorter locks some love today, because even with shorter hair there is still room to play and experiment.  Here is a great casual updo for short hair, anyone with hair from a bob to shoulder length can use this tutorial.  A pretty and romantic updo is only a curling iron and a few bobby pins away.


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A great tutorial from Mizani on how to create big curls in natural hair.  This look is ideal for short hair.  Mizani's butter is a wonderful product for adding moisture to hair while giving it shape and definition.  This style is a sophisticated and temporary way to change up your look. 

topknots with scarves
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We did another post on topknots a couple months back, but with all this dreary weather we wanted to revisit the look with a twist.  The knots keep getting messier and looser, which looks fantastic.  The scarves help it feel like Spring while making sure your hair is humidity proof in the winter weather that will not stop.

Stay dry, and help us wish Spring in!

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Moroccan Oil worked with some of the biggest names in fashion this year.  They were nice enough to give us a peek into some of the styling work they did for the fashion shows in New York and London.  Everything from sleek and simple hair with deep parts or small tie-backs to bohemian braids with loose waves and even extremely modern updos.  Take a look, you'll be impressed and maybe even inspired.

Duchess Kate St Paddy's hair and accessories
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Happy St. Patrick's Day!  I hope you are able to celebrate in your own way, whether that is out on the town or cooking up some corned beef and cabbage for a night in.   In any case, don some green and a jolly spirit!  Even the Brits are celebrating this holiday with great hair accessories.  So take a page from Kate's book and go with a cute topper, scarf, or even a flower crown (my personal choice).

St. Patrick's Day Hair Scarf Gel Salon Cary
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I hope everyone is as excited for St. Patrick's Day as I am, if not, maybe this green scarf and breezy hair will get you into the Irish Spirit.

Have a happy holiday y'all! 

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There is no easier way to spruce up your hair than new hair accessories, and these beauties are easy to make for yourself.  Get your craft on and be rewarded with tons of compliments for your snazzy hair!

Click on each picture for the instructions for these cuties.  Thanks to (respectively): HonestlyWTF, Art For All, and flax & twine for the posts!

  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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