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Kendra Aarhus

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Don't Go Swimming Without This

Saturday May 31, 2014
Swim SprayPhoto Courtesy of PriceGrabber

I hate chlorine. It's irritating to my skin, not to mention the fact that it's terrible for hair. Summer hair damage comes with big thanks to chlorine. Get rid of the chlorine irritation on your skin and hair with SwimSpray this summer and avoid the damage all together.

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I Think I Found a New Favorite Clarifying Shampoo

Friday May 30, 2014
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I am forever encouraging my clients and readers to clarifying their unruly hair on occasion. If you've ever noticed that your hair just starts misbehaving or won't do a thing, a clarifying treatment is often the quick fix you need. Many clarifying shampoos can be drying, but given the fact that they're meant to remove all the junk that our hair takes on, it's no real surprise. You can't have your cake and eat it, too, after all.

Number 4 Clarifying Shampoo (that was sent to me in my monthly Birchbox months ago) and I are officially an item. This stuff is awesome for so many reasons. Find out why.

More on Clarifying Shampoo

11 Hair Products You've Got to Try This Summer

Monday May 26, 2014
Swim SprayPhoto Courtesy of PriceGrabber

Summer hair is all about being bright, carefree, and easy. Well, good luck all that if you don't have the right products. As luck should have it, I've put together this list of amazing summer hair products that will get your hair through the summer effortlessly. Most are new finds, but a few are tried and true. Find out what the beauty world has in store for your hair this summer.

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The Truth About Red Hair

Wednesday May 21, 2014
cherry cola hair colorPhoto Kendra Aarhus

Redheads have fierce reputations, and tempers to match. Okay, maybe I'm generalizing, but if you have red hair or want to have red hair there is certainly a price for that fiery head of hair. Get to know the truth about red hair before you choose it or change it.

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Jump on the Braid Bandwagon

Friday May 16, 2014
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You'd have to be living under a rock to not know that braids are the "it" hairstyle of 2014. Whether your hair is long or short, braids are an easy way to add flair to your hair without spending all day in the bathroom. Plus, they are completely functional while looking adorable for so many activities like keeping your hair professional and out of your face at work, or keeping it tied up for your next 5k. While the skill of braiding can take some time to perfect, I can assure you that it's not as complicated as it looks. Lucky for us, Jenn Bradford (Senior Stylist) at Dream Dry is committed to helping us all hone those braiding skills with a series of videos that walk you though, literally, just about every braid out there. From french and waterfall braids to fishtail and headband braids, this collection of videos will have you sporting this season's hottest trend all summer long.

Spring and Summer Hair Advice

Newsflash: Your Face Shape and Your Haircut Don't Have to Match

Tuesday May 13, 2014
beauty school haircutPhoto by Sharon Dominick/Getty Images

I have a confession to make. I'm a hairstylist and I have no real ideas about face shape and the right haircuts for said face shape. I'm also not interested in learning a lot about the subject because I kind of think it's a bunch of crap. Seriously. There's so much more to a haircut than the shape of your face, and I'm here to set the record straight.

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First Haircut at 29 Years Old? Real Life Rapunzel Donates Most of her 6-Feet Long Hair!

Tuesday May 6, 2014

Speaking of first haircuts, I was a little stunned when I saw this story pop up on my Facebook news feed. Helene has gone her entire life without cutting her hair. Her hair at it's longest was over 6-feet long. Six. Feet. Long. She's the real life Rapunzel.

Check out these videos of Helene taking care of 6-feet of hair, and getting it cut for the first time on the Rachel Ray Show. Plus, she's donating her hair, making the story even more touching.

How to Donate Your Hair

Is Your Toddler a Monster at the Salon? You're not Alone.

Tuesday May 6, 2014
toddler haircutPhoto Kendra Aarhus

The first haircuts of a child's life can be one of the hardest experiences of your toddler's life. Don't ask me why, but dramatic out of control toddler haircuts are totally a thing, especially if you have a little boy. I've often wondered if I terrorize small children in their dreams with archaic shears and rusty clippers. Some little kids have straight up redefined the definition of terrified for me in the salon.

The little guy in the photo here is actually my best friend's child. I've known him since birth, and we have always spent a lot of time together. Even he hated getting his haircut. He's a little older now, and enjoys the experience and even asks for haircuts. Hang in there, moms, it gets better.

I put together some tips for minimizing the drama at your next haircut appointment for your child. Check them out before you go to the salon, and (just in case) pack a couple of bottles on wine for after ward. One for you, and one for your stylist.

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Bored with your Hair? Or is it Your Hairstylist?

Tuesday May 6, 2014
finding a new hairstylistPhoto by Juan Silva/Getty Images

If you've become bored with hair it just might be time for a change, but perhaps you need more than a new cut or color. Maybe it's time for a new hairstylist all together. Cue the doomsday music, ladies, because we all know that finding a new hairstylist that's worth her weight in hair serum is like finding a needle in a haystack. Many of us keep the same stylist for years, but if that spark is gone and you've turned into an "old married couple" with the same boring routine appointment after appointment, it might be time to change things up.

Insert panic attack here.

How do you do that? I mean, if you want to find a prince you have to kiss a few frogs first, but lip gloss is a lot easier to reapply than living through a disastrous haircut. Don't worry, I've got your back. Check out these tips for finding the right stylist and skipping all the duds out there.

New Hairstylist Advice You Can Use Right Now

The Seven Deadly Sins of Hair: Guilty as Sin?

Wednesday April 30, 2014
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Some people have difficult hair, and some people make their hair difficult by the way they take care of their hair. I've found that people that are taking the best care of their hair are usually not among the guilty of committing these seven deadly hair sins. Are you one of them? Find out.

More Ways to Take Better Care of Your Hair

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