Posts By Melissa Anderson

How do i make my hair look glossy?

. Here are a few tips and tricks to make your hair have a more glossy look.

1.Use a clarifying shampoo.

Your hair can get full of dirt and grime surprisingly quick. Using a clarifying treatment will thoroughly clean your hair and take out all the chlorine, salt, and dirt. Using a clarifying shampoo once a week will cleanse your hair and take all the nasty stuff out of it. Using one too much will also take the good stuff out of your hair. But overall a clarifying shampoo can improve how glossy and healthy your hair looks which is great.

2. Skip the sprays and use the argan oil.

Argan oil will reduce frizz and give you the glossy look you are looking for. Sprays contain mica a mineral that roughens up your hair and causes your hair to work against the natural gleam. These sprays do give you a great short term shine but in the long term it destroys your hair.

3. Use a natural bristle brush

People say using any brush is ok for your hair, but everybody’s hair is different and most people require a different brush then the normal run of the mill brush. Some people might want to use a natural bristle brush. This brush will distribute the oils from your roots to the rest of your hair. This will allow your hair a more glossy and healthy look and also boost overall growth.

4.Use a overnight mask for your hair.

I know it sounds weird a mask for your hair how does that work? Well its pretty simple put some coconut oil in your hair and a towel on your pillow and go to sleep and this will apply the oils your hair craves while your sleeping. This will make your hair shiny and glossy and its also very very very easy. So just do it: apply, sleep, wake up and you look beautiful.

Glossy Hair

Come on into our Salon in Clearwater to pick up some tips and product to make your hair glossy and beautiful.

Clearwater Salon 727-443-2927
16 N. Ft. Harrison Ave Clearwater Fl 33755

Dawn Shannon’s Intuition Salon and Spa is proud to offer Organic Hair Care, Color Correction, Hair Color, Organic Skincare, and many natural and organic products and services at our 3 locations in ClearwaterSt. Pete, and Largo.   Also, our Boutique features a wide variety of gift items for any occasion including, jewelry, candles and organic soaps!

www.IntuitionSalonandSpa.com
www.Dawn-Shannon.com

How do I keep my Hair Straight?

Many people ask how do i keep my hair straight all day long?

Well here are a few tips to keep your beautiful hair straight!

1. Make sure your hair is dry before straightening it.

There are a lot of different types of hair straighteners. Some are designed for wet hair some are not. Chances are you have one that is meant for dry hair. So when you get out of the shower dry your hair with a towel till it is damp then blow dry. This will reduce damage with the individual strands of hair and also save you some time with the straightener your using.

2. Use a professional flat iron.

Sure they might be expensive in some cases but most of the time you wont have to spend to much for a good straightener. A professional hair straightener will evenly heat your hair and do what the cheaper hair straightener don’t do. This will help your hair and not allow for damage to certain parts of your hair. This will also help with the length of time it will last once your hair is straightened.

3. Use dry shampoo after styling.

Use a dry shampoo to reduce moisture buildup in the hair this will keep your hair straightened a lot longer then without a dry shampoo.

4. Stay away from moisture.

When done straightening your hair DO NOT use water based products. This will result in time wasted stay away from coconut milk. When going outside wear a hood or use an umbrella. Keep your hair away from moisture as long as possible to keep it straight.

Straight hair at Intuition.

Come check out our Salon in Largo, for additional tips and services for a straighter look.

Largo Salon 727.351.7050
1171 Clearwater Largo Rd North

Dawn Shannon’s Intuition Salon and Spa is proud to offer Organic Hair Care, Color Correction, Hair Color, Organic Skincare, and many natural and organic products and services at our 3 locations in ClearwaterSt. Pete, and Largo.   Also, our Boutique features a wide variety of gift items for any occasion including, jewelry, candles and organic soaps!

www.IntuitionSalonandSpa.com
www.Dawn-Shannon.com

How do i keep my hair frizz free?

iA lot of people ask how do i keep my hair from getting frizzy in this hot humid weather.

Well here are a few ways to keep that frizz under control in the summer heat!

1. Always use a conditioner, but not to often.

Keeping your hair moisturized allows it to lock in moisture instead of letting moisture in which is the cause of the frizz. Look for a conditioner with a high amount of glycerin this will keep the frizz away. Apply the conditioner from mid length down and avoid your roots. This will prevent the oily feel you get when it is put in your roots. Also, instead of conditioning your hair every day skip a day or two this will prevent your hair from getting oily.

2.Let your hair air dry, then blow dry

Letting your hair air dry doesn’t disturb the natural strand as its drying. This allows it to lay right prevent the frizzy look you getting when you blow dry right away. When you get out of the shower pat your hair or put it up. Be gentle being rough with your hair will cause breakage creating split ends.

3. Get a sulfate free shampoo

Find a sulfate free shampoo this will help you with just keeping your hair healthy in general. These types of shampoo even keep the color in your hair even better. You can find a sulfate free shampoo at any of our three locations or just in any type of organic store.

Our Salon in St. Petersburg – in the heart of the Grand Central District – offers great hair care tips and services. These are also available in our Largo and Clearwater locations.

St.Petersburg Salon 727.322.3802
2053 Central Ave, St. Petersburg FL 33715

Dawn Shannon’s Intuition Salon and Spa is proud to offer Organic Hair Care, Color Correction, Hair Color, Organic Skincare, and many natural and organic products and services at our 3 locations in ClearwaterSt. Pete, and Largo.   Also, our Boutique features a wide variety of gift items for any occasion including, jewelry, candles and organic soaps!

www.IntuitionSalonandSpa.com
www.Dawn-Shannon.com

How do i Keep My Hair Color from Fading?

One question our professional stylists get asked often is, “How can I keep my color form fading so fast?” Well – here is a list of recommendations that will make your color last:

Use Professional Hair Tools

At all three of our locations we offer the best styling gear to keep your hair healthy and to keep that color from fading!

Heat Protector

Our all natural organic products have a mixture of different vitamins and essential oils to protect your color, keep your hair healthy and also enhancing your style. Every product at our salon is all natural and organic and basically feeds your hair what it needs. This keeps your hair shiny and healthy all the time!

All Natural Organic Salon Color

At all 3 of our locations we use all organic natural color. This color is healthy for your hair and scalp.

  

Clearwater Salon 727-443-2927
16 N. Ft. Harrison Ave Clearwater Fl 33755

Dawn Shannon’s Intuition Salon and Spa is proud to offer Organic Hair Care, Color Correction, Hair Color, Organic Skincare, and many natural and organic products and services at our 3 locations in ClearwaterSt. Pete, and Largo.   Also, our Boutique features a wide variety of gift items for any occasion including, jewelry, candles and organic soaps!

www.IntuitionSalonandSpa.com
www.Dawn-Shannon.com

Can Organic/Natural Products Help Your Hair Grow?

There are so many products we are being told work the best and that are the only solution to all of our hair problems.

Organic/Natural Products

To put it simply Organic/Natural products do not have the sulfate, alcohol, silicone, parabens, and even traces of anti-freeze that artificial products have.

However, natural/organic hair products have the herbs, essential oils and vitamins necessary to improve the quality of your hair.

These natural ingredients help stimulate your scalp which boosts the blood flow, nourishes hair follicles, and keeps your hair healthy. Hair follicles are what makes your hair grow. Increasing blood flow to these follicles allows for more production of the protein keratin which in turn creates more hair.

Not all salons use organic products. Instead most still use the chemical filled products that we have grown to hate. So before finding your salon home do your research.

Thankfully all the products we use at our three locations in Clearwater, Largo, and St. Petersburg have all the nutrients necessary to boost your hair & handle the actual issue instead of covering it up!

Intuition Salon & Spa Organic/Natural Hair Products

Come in to our Salon in Largo, Clearwater or St. Petersburg to learn more about our Organic products.

 

Largo Salon 727.351.7050
1171 Clearwater Largo Rd North

Dawn Shannon’s Intuition Salon and Spa is proud to offer Organic Hair Care, Color Correction, Hair Color, Organic Skincare, and many natural and organic products and services at our 3 locations in ClearwaterSt. Pete, and Largo.   Also, our Boutique features a wide variety of gift items for any occasion including, jewelry, candles and organic soaps!

www.IntuitionSalonandSpa.com
www.Dawn-Shannon.com

Regular Massage Sessions Benefit You!

Massages: How Often should I Get Them?

Once people discover the many joys and benefits of massage, a common question arises — “How often should I schedule my massage sessions?” Of course, there is no set answer, but studies indicate that massage at regular intervals is most beneficial to your overall health.

Regular massages help with pain management.  At Intuition Salon & Spa St. Pete and Intuition Salon & Spa Clearwater our therapist can concentrate on stiff muscles and specific problem areas, loosening them and increasing blood circulation. This temporarily relieves pain from sports injuries, arthritis and other conditions.

Regular massages are an effective stress- management technique. Stress is often caused by being over-committed and overwhelmed with home, work and family obligations. A weekly or bi-weekly massage forces you to take time out for yourself for a pleasurable, relaxing activity.

relaxing massage

 

 

St.Petersburg Salon 727.322.3802
2053 Central Ave, St. Petersburg FL 33715

Dawn Shannon’s Intuition Salon and Spa is proud to offer Organic Hair Care, Color Correction, Hair Color, Organic Skincare, and many natural and organic products and services at our 3 locations in ClearwaterSt. Pete, and Largo.   Also, our Boutique features a wide variety of gift items for any occasion including, jewelry, candles and organic soaps!

www.IntuitionSalonandSpa.com
www.Dawn-Shannon.com

What are the Benefits of a Spa Day?

Here are a few reasons why you should have a spa day!

The benefits of a facial

A Facial can detoxify the skin and clean your pores out reducing acne and blackheads. This will also cause your skin to glow due to the increased blood supply to your face. This also helps decreases facial tension reduces wrinkles making your skin look young and fresh.

The benefits of a manicure and pedicure

A good manicure will clean and shape your nails and treat your cuticles. Which is vital for keeping your nails healthy and strong. During a manicure your hands will be exfoliated to remove dead skin cells and to improve circulation and stimulate blood flow.

For pedicures, your feet are one of the most neglected parts of our bodies and often get left off our regular beauty routine. Pedicures are similar to manicures except they are specially designed for feet. During a pedicure your nails will be cleaned, shaped and trimmed to prevent ingrown nails.

The benefits of a Massage 

Massages can help in many ways. One of the most common reasons people get massages is to reduce stress. A massage can also help with a lot more than just stress. It can help with insomnia, sports injuries, Fibromyalgia and much much more. Massages are a great way to destress and help with a lot of everyday aches and pains.

Spa Day

These are just a few things that are beneficial  in spa day packages at our Salons in Clearwater, Largo, and St. Petersburg.

Clearwater Salon 727-443-2927
16 N. Ft. Harrison Ave Clearwater Fl 33755

Dawn Shannon’s Intuition Salon and Spa is proud to offer Organic Hair Care, Color Correction, Hair Color, Organic Skincare, and many natural and organic products and services at our 3 locations in ClearwaterSt. Pete, and Largo.   Also, our Boutique features a wide variety of gift items for any occasion including, jewelry, candles and organic soaps!

www.IntuitionSalonandSpa.com
www.Dawn-Shannon.com

What Are Some tips to Keep my Hair Healthy?

Here are a few tips to keep your hair healthy and gorgeous.

1.  Do not wash your hair everyday

Instead of actually helping your hair this will cause it to dry out and weigh it down with product. The thicker and curlier the hair the less you have to wash it. If your hair is very oil try to find an everyday shampoo. An everyday shampoo contains less detergents which will not dry your hair out as easily.

2. Always use a conditioner after you shampoo.

This will provide moisture for your hair and also make it a lot easier to brush out.

3. Use a comb when you get out of the shower.

When your hair is wet it is more susceptible to damage because it is elastic and stretches. Instead of using a brush use a detangler and a wide tooth comb to get those knots out. Always always always make sure you start from the bottom and move your way up when combing or brushing your hair this will cause less damage.

4. Buy shampoo and conditioner that matches your hair type

Instead of using any old shampoo try to use something that suites you and is able to help your hair out.

5. Dry your hair the right way

Use a blow dryer sparingly. A blow dryer can cause your hair to dry out and you can end up with split ends instead use a towel. Do not roughly dry your hair with a towel pat the moisture out or buy a super absorbent towel to wrap around your head to dry.

beautiful healthy hair

Our Salon in St. Petersburg – in the heart of the Grand Central District – offers great hair care tips and services. These are also available in our Largo and Clearwater locations.

St.Petersburg Salon 727.322.3802
2053 Central Ave, St. Petersburg FL 33715

Dawn Shannon’s Intuition Salon and Spa is proud to offer Organic Hair Care, Color Correction, Hair Color, Organic Skincare, and many natural and organic products and services at our 3 locations in ClearwaterSt. Pete, and Largo.   Also, our Boutique features a wide variety of gift items for any occasion including, jewelry, candles and organic soaps!

www.IntuitionSalonandSpa.com
www.Dawn-Shannon.com

Another 5 Hair Myths Answered!

Here are another 5 hair myths proven wrong!

1. If you have greasy hair skip conditioning

This is totally false. Your hair gets greasy because too much sebum is being produced from the tissues of the scalp. Instead of skipping the conditioning try a clarifying treatment like clarpHx.

2. The sun is the best way to lighten your hair.

True it can lighten your hair but it is not healthy. Just like how the sun burns your skin it burns your scalp. which causes damage to your hair and head. Instead of letting the sun damage your scalp use an all organic lifting cream. This will lighten your hair instead of letting the sun do it for you.

3. Lather, rinse, then repeat

You shouldn’t have to repeat while shampooing. If there is a lot of product being used or an huge amount of buildup then you should. But most of the time you shouldn’t. Use a mild shampoo this will eliminate irritation. Also lather gently to avoid breakage.

4. Sleeping with your hair down will make it grow faster

This is not true. It is usually recommended when thinning or hair loss is occurring. This is recommended because when sleeping with your hair up it causes tension which can pull hair out of your head. If you prefer to have your hair up then wear a loose ponytail. A loose ponytail can eliminate extra breakage and hair loss.

5. Your eyebrows need to match your hair color

The current trend is stating your eyebrows should be darker than your hair. But this isn’t always the case. Most of the time your hair color does not match your eyebrows. This is purely based on genetics and whether or not you get them colored.

Come into our Salon in Largo to get a lifting cream or even a new conditioner!

Largo Salon 727.351.7050
1171 Clearwater Largo Rd North

Dawn Shannon’s Intuition Salon and Spa is proud to offer Organic Hair Care, Color Correction, Hair Color, Organic Skincare, and many natural and organic products and services at our 3 locations in ClearwaterSt. Pete, and Largo.   Also, our Boutique features a wide variety of gift items for any occasion including, jewelry, candles and organic soaps!

www.IntuitionSalonandSpa.com
www.Dawn-Shannon.com

3 Commonly Asked Questions about my Hair

1. What is the best way to grow out hair?

Let your hair flow don’t get a cut every few week wait 2-3 months for every cut. Getting rid of split ends will make the hair thicker and appear longer but wont make a difference in how fast it grows. Also don’t pluck your hair. This will cause scarring which can result in your hair not growing in certain spots or you loosing hair. Let your hair grow out use products that strengthen and repair the hair. This will help in the long run.

2. How can i prevent my color from fading?

Color fades when the hair is damaged. Stay away from box color and bleach. These are the main causes of damage. Also shampoo infrequently this will keep your hair from becoming dry. Stay away from heat tools also these can cause unwanted damage to the hair if used too much.

3. Why is my hair oily at the roots?

People ask why are my roots oily. They might be oily because of frequent shampooing and conditioning at the roots. When you shampoo try to do it infrequently. If you need to shampoo everyday pickup a shampoo at a salon that is for everyday use. Also when you condition avoid applying it to your roots and apply it from the middle to the ends of your hair.

Beautiful hair

Come into our Salon in Clearwater to get an answer to more of those questions about your hair.

Clearwater Salon 727-443-2927
16 N. Ft. Harrison Ave Clearwater Fl 33755

Dawn Shannon’s Intuition Salon and Spa is proud to offer Organic Hair Care, Color Correction, Hair Color, Organic Skincare, and many natural and organic products and services at our 3 locations in ClearwaterSt. Pete, and Largo.  Also, our Boutique features a wide variety of gift items for any occasion including, jewelry, candles and organic soaps!

www.IntuitionSalonandSpa.com
www.Dawn-Shannon.com