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Here is a great braided updo for those of us with curly hair.  Done by Theodore Leaf, then recreated by the model- so you know you can do it too!

Have a great weekend.

Rachel Gel Salon hair Cary


The ACM Awards held true to the biggest hair trends for the season, in the way that only country can- with extra volume and sparkle.

Spotted on the red carpet were lots of big waves, which were stunning with Swift's new lob.

The men followed the 'big hair' trend as well, some with retro cuts combined with deep cuts and some that chose to fluff up their regular locks a bit for a dramatic look.

There were also lots of one shoulder looks, some braided and others in more big waved styles.  Miranda Lambert was a triple threat (in hair and awards won), showcasing three of the top looks for spring in one night.  She went from one shoulder waves, to a beautifully messy fishtail and went for the win at the end of the night by pulling the braid into a side bun.  Gorgeous! 

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Today we have two great updo options for you, one for short hair and another for long hair.  Both are the creations of Theodore Leaf, an extremely talented hairstylist.

You'll want to perfect these for all the parties this summer, your neck will thank you!

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A great video on how to get waves in your hair, this works for all hair types with a leave in conditioner.  Celebrity stylist Michelle O'Connor shows you how.

All you need to do is finger comb the braids out once they've set (a few hours or overnight) and like magic you've got heat free volume!

Sonja Rose artwork Gel Salon Cary
Sonja Rose artwork Gel Salon Cary
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We are excited to have a new local artist in!  Shown above are two of Sonja Rose's new pieces.  The top image is Family, the bottom image is Progression. Most of her works are created on recycled doors, which make for eco-friendly and sturdy canvases for her abstract pieces.

Come in to see her delightful palettes and textures for yourself.

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Here we are showcasing two different messy updos, perfect for the days when your hair won't cooperate, but a more mature alternative to a top knot.

The first look is the invention of Jamison Shaw Hairdressers , the second is on the  Channel Women of youtube.

Go play, and have a great weekend!

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More love for the short locks today-just because your hair isn't long doesn't mean you can't have sky high volume, or an edgy style!  Artistic Director Antonio Corral-Calero shows you how to create this new age look.

The piecey look here is achieved with just a few Moroccan Oil products, all of which we have in stock. 

ponytails side pony 2014 hair trends Gel Salon Cary
Rachel Gel Salon hair Cary


From the red-carpet to the runway ponytails are having a big moment!

The most prevalent version is a low side pony with a deep part (extra points for a bold coral lip).  But, slicked high ponys and low centered versions paired with volume at the crown are cropping up, too.

Stars from Sandra Bullock to Emma Roberts have been wrapping the base of their ponytails with hair to make it feel more special and 'done'.

Personally, I'm a fan of the throwback look seen on the runway paired with retro sunglasses.  

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It's no April Fools that we want feedback from you!  If there are any hair issues you'd like discussed, drop us a line on our Facebook page.  We'd love to hear from you, and the hair world is a vast place, with lots of ground to cover!

bangs for 2014
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Bangs are going to be big again this spring.  They are a big beauty commitment, but with all the flattering side swept, blunt, and angled styles to choose from; there is something out there perfect for your hair texture and style.  Bangs are a great way to mix up your style without chopping off all your hair, they are also great at framing the face and eyes.  Bring a picture in and talk with your stylist about getting your own banging bangs! 

  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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