Interview: Great Hair Tips, Tricks & Trends with Ida DiMichelle

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Ida DiMichelle is the owner of Salon West Endz. She is sharing a few tips, tricks, and trends for hair. Ida has been working in this field since she was eighteen. She started out at a salon in Drexel Hill, PA called Cuz & Company, and than she decided to make her own in West Chester, PA called Salon West Endz. She has been in West Chester for about 6 years now. It is middle to an upper class salon. Many of the clients there share great bonds with many of the hairdressers and workers. You get a very nice, warm feeling when you come in; with lots of welcome from the hairdressers and workers. Ida knows inside and out of all different ways to treat, cut, and color your hair. Here are some of her tips that you can take with you:

  1. What tips can you give people to make their hair more bouncy?
    1. First tip that I would recommend, that is also the simplest would be get a trim because it will get rid of the split ends and damaged hairs. Another easy one would be to use some kind of oil is Moroccan oil. That can give nutrients to your hair that will help it be less dry. Another oil that is good for your hair would be almond oil. The fatty acids in almond oil are a fantastic moisturizer. Lastly, try to always take a proper shower. The best is through colder shower, but you can also use tricks like avoiding plastic combs because they can make your hair have static and damaged ends. When using conditioner leave it in for at least ten minutes to really soak into your hair.
  2. What ways can people do simple hairstyles in a short amount of time?
    1. First one would be to use a blow dryer with a round brush and curl your ends with it. Make sure to always use heat protection and you could always add in a volume control cream. This one can be tricky but if you practice you will get better. I find a lot of different tricks and tips on Pinterest. That website teaches me more tricks than I even know! There is a lot of cute ways to do braids, ponytails, buns, and half up half down hairstyles on Pinterest. My favorite hair accessory is bobby pins. Always have a pack of them because they can make your hair look so cute with 2 minutes. They are great for putting your hair half up and half down and for adding accent pieces like a braid on the side or your head.
  3. Do you know any DIY hair tips to make your hair healthier?
    1. First I would say use some home remedies, and they are by applying something with a lot of protein in it, which is like eggs, yogurt and honey. You can find a lot of different tricks using some of these products, especially online. You want to apply it all you’re your hair and especially your ends, the longer you keep it in the better.
  4. What trends for spring 2015 are in for hairstyles?
    1. Boho ways
      1. Boho ways is a big one that has been coming up. If you want to try an easy way it would be to French braid your hair down the middle at night and sleep on it. Another way that makes it look like real boho waves would be by using a curling iron. The size that is best for this look would be a 1inch to 1and ¼, depending on the length of your hair. After your done curling it run your fingers or a wide-tooth comb through your hair and add a touch of hairspray.
    2. Long tails
      1. Long tails are just pony long ponytails. They are very cute and can wear them casually or even going out. The best way is to tease the crown of your head, or top half, and then gently brush it back into a ponytail. It adds great volume and a nice and different look for when you go out.
    3. Braids and twists
      1. This kind of hairstyle you can go pretty much anywhere with. It looks really nice when you add some little braids in your hair and pin them back. You can even make the braid look like a headband. There are a lot of tips for this hairstyle on Pinterest.
    4. Big buns
      1. The easiest way to create a big bun would be by using a sock or some kind of doughnut shaped item. That would be the simplest way, or you could put your hair in a ballerina bun and push some of it out to make it look better and then clean it up by using some bobby pins.
    5. Big blowouts
      1. This style is becoming more popular. How you complete this style is by using a blow dryer and a round brush. After your hair is almost dry, you want to go back to the roots of your hair with the blow dryer and brush and use the round brush to pick up some of your hair. After you pick up the hair you add the heat from the blow dryer and the hold the brush at the top of your head for about 5 to 10 seconds then let it go and repeat. This is what adds the volume to big blowouts.
    6. Using materials in your hair
      1. This is becoming more popular to teens and young adults by adding flower headbands or little fake flowers into braids. It just adds something cute in your hair.
    7. What hair colors are in for spring 2015?
      1. Dark reds
        1. A lot of people have wanted dark reds because it is not to dramatic in color if you have brown hair. It adds a touch of color with some different tones.
      2. Dark brunettes
        1. This is kind of like the Kardasian’s hair color. It is a very dark brown. This color is very sleek and sexy.
      3. Carmel blondes
        1. Instead of having that platinum blonde a lot of people are going for a more natural blonde. It makes the hair less damaged than platinum blonde does and add a lot more tones and movement to your hair.
      4. Balayage highlights
        1. This is a new technique that a lot of salons are using. Instead of the usual highlights and foils you use plastic wrap to cover your hair. When the hairdresser puts on the bleach it is more of where you want blonde tones to be, like in the front of your face. With this look you do not have to go every 4 to 6 weeks to get your highlights done. The way it is placed in your hair makes it look natural and without roots.
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