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Summer Hair Care – Part 4

Summer Hair Care – Part 4

Tress Management Summertime, and the living is easy…but not for your head. Heat from the sun degrades the protective protein in hair – which oxidizes the color to a brassy hue, wipes out shine, and leaves locks brittle. On top of that, UV ray...
5 Tips for Caring for Your Hair This Spring

5 Tips for Caring for Your Hair This Spring

Humidity, heat and pool water all damage hair in different ways. Don’t delay; go ahead and start treating your hair to a little TLC. It definitely needs it. Start with a Snip! The cold winter weather is finally a thing of the past and what better w...
An Easy Way to Make Your Hair Color Last

An Easy Way to Make Your Hair Color Last

If you do have a hairstyle that has a lot of vibrant color that you don’t want to fade, standing under the water is your worst enemy. The best thing for hair color preservation is quick shampoos, and the worst thing for hair color is standing u...
April Savings!

April Savings!

Just in time for “spring cleaning” for your face, you’ll love our April special, “30-30-30″!  Get our uber-fabulous 30-minute Facial On-The-Go, and a 30 day supply of Dermalogica products ~~ all for an unbelievable $30.00!  This offer is good April ...
April Savings!

April Savings!

Looking to save money on Prom or Wedding prep? You’re in luck, check out our April special!
Batting the Perfect Eyelashes!

Batting the Perfect Eyelashes!

If nature hasn’t blessed you with naturally long and thick lashes and the idea of sporting fake eyelashes  doesn’t float your boat, no worries, there are steps you can take to create more alluring lashes.  Inappropriate care of eyelashes as well a...
Boys Will Be Boys

Boys Will Be Boys

It’s not just the ladies who look for high-level customer service, excellent cuts and other services, and a great atmosphere; many of you guys value those same things in a salon experience too, right?  The “HSI man” is a cool, practical guy on the...
Considering Going From Natural to Relaxed Hair?

Considering Going From Natural to Relaxed Hair?

Why do you want to relax?  Tired of spending entire weekends doing your own box braids or Havana twists?  Or perhaps you’ve always wanted to try a cute cropped Malinda Williams cut?  A relaxer is a great option in either situation.  It’ll elimina...
Dealing with Pool Hair

Dealing with Pool Hair

But, let’s face it, it’s hot. And it’s only going to get hotter. You’re not going to skip the dip to save your look. So what can you do to protect your precious hair? Before you stick your a single strand in the pool, hit the showers. Get you...
Fall Colors and Fabulous Skin!

Fall Colors and Fabulous Skin!

With Labor Day unofficially marking the end of summer, many will be reflecting on summer fun – sunny weather, outdoor activities and evening events. As memorable as those days can be, many summer activities can leave a lasting impression on one’s hai...
Fall Hair Trends

Fall Hair Trends

Venus Williams rocked  natural texture in 90% humidity while still looking flawless and chic. Both sisters have always been hair chameleons, and both have that gorgeous luxurious texture! Venus’s braided ’do was everything that’s needed for fall hai...
Fighting Frizz

Fighting Frizz

With these steps you can take to fight frizz, go ahead — let your glorious mane down! When Air Drying Your Hair If you’re air drying your ‘do, avoiding frizz starts right when you step out of the shower.  Use a towel to “blot” your hair, as gi...
Flower Power

Flower Power

For a more intricate look, you may need to add a few more petals. Keep it simple by using a floral headband. You can pair the band with almost any look; bun, braid, ponytail, or easy curls, but get a masterful everyday style with just one addition. If...
Freshening Up Your Makeup Collection

Freshening Up Your Makeup Collection

You’re likely already sporting fab new sunglasses and summery sandals, and do a daily slathering of higher SPF, right? But have you freshened up your beauty collection? These tips will get you headed in the right direction for summer. Be Realistic ...
Frightening Looks… No, We’re Not Talking About Halloween

Frightening Looks… No, We’re Not Talking About Halloween

Along with spandex and big hair, dark lip liner with light lip color is one look that should have stayed in the 80s. Choose lip liner in a shade close to your natural lip color. Line and color in your pucker, then top with sheer gloss.  If you use ...
Hair No-No’s To Maintain Gorgeous Hair

Hair No-No’s To Maintain Gorgeous Hair

We put our hair through the ringer on a regular basis, with nary a second thought of the consequences. The reason we fuss with our hair so much is to make it look good, when in fact, over time, we’re doing the opposite. Some harmful practices may b...
Hair Trends for Spring 2016

Hair Trends for Spring 2016

In a world where it seems like everyone is using social media, it is no surprise that information travels faster than ever. With the tap of a finger, we can share thoughts, ideas and opinions; which means that trends fall in and out of style faster than...
Head Off Winter Hair Woes

Head Off Winter Hair Woes

While masks aren’t just for dry, damaged hair — every head can benefit from a moisture surge once a week, you can especially benefit from them during winter. And even more so if you are guilty of committing girl-on-hair crime, whether it’s over color...
How Does Your Garden Grow?

How Does Your Garden Grow?

Taking care of your hair is a bit like gardening. You have to nourish and protect it with GOOD products, keep it trimmed, and make sure it doesn’t go to seed. We’re here to help. Do you ever get your hair done professionally, and then wonder why ...
New to the Hair Color Game?

New to the Hair Color Game?

Having your hair colored for the first time can be nerve-racking. With so many options and variations, how can you end up with the look you want?   The key is to communicate with your colorist before  he or she starts mixing the color. Explain, or ...
March Savings: Think Fresh, Spend Less!

March Savings: Think Fresh, Spend Less!

Spring may not yet be in the air, but we can certainly help it be in the hair! All the recent snow and rain can wreak havoc on that perfectly coiffed style you spent too much time on for it to get ruined by the elements. Consider adding “rain-proof” cur...
Love-Hate Relationship with Your Bangs?

Love-Hate Relationship with Your Bangs?

Bangs definitely have their great days… and their not-so-great days. When your fringe is cooperating, it frames your face, gives your hair a distinct style, and can even make you look younger — goodbye, forehead fine lines! But they’re not exact...
July Savings at Both Our Locations!

July Savings at Both Our Locations!

Yearning to take your locks lighter and brighter for summer? From the varied techniques (baby lights, sombré, balayage) to the rainbow of potential hues (honey, wheat, caramel), the possibilities are truly endless. But, how do you know what work...
Instant Fierceness and Fullness With a Weave!

Instant Fierceness and Fullness With a Weave!

Feel like your mane could use a boost of fierceness?  Consider a weave. They add volume, length, and even change the color of hair without all the harsh chemicals.  But if you still don’t know whether you should get one and if you do, what type you...
New Year, New Beautiful YOU!

New Year, New Beautiful YOU!

You’ve likely made plenty of promises to yourself already about what 2014 will hold, but did you include anything about amping up your beauty habits and routines? A new year is a great time for breaking bad habits, committing to healthy ones, and t...
Transitioning Your Hair for Fall

Transitioning Your Hair for Fall

Fall is about upon us, and it’s the perfect time to address any hair damage from the summer elements and consider a new fall look. Our conditioning treatments are SUPER affordable, starting at only $6! Very hydrating, it will nourish your hair and...
The Benefits of a Hair Gloss & Special Savings in October!!

The Benefits of a Hair Gloss & Special Savings in October!!

Hair gloss treatments are often met with confusion. What exactly does it do? How are they different than hair color? And why is everyone getting them? Looking at all the ins and outs of a hair gloss treatment, it’s pretty easy to see that it’s pac...
Taming the Frizz

Taming the Frizz

There’s no need to keep your hair under wraps – literally – due to our follicle-frizzing high humidity.   Though it can wreak havoc with your hair, since moisture in the air makes hair prone to frizzing, there are things you can do to help keep the fri...
Spring Hair Sprung

Spring Hair Sprung

Spring has sprung, and with it, a quickly changing climate that changes the best way to deal with our hair. Just as seasons change, so too should some of our hair care routines, as we face differently temperatures, humidity levels and other elements that...
P(l)ump Up the Volume!

P(l)ump Up the Volume!

Full hair is back — tumbled, tousled, curly, and va-va-voom! Want to replace limp and lifeless hair with hair that’s full of bounce and volume? A few tips: Remove the buildup.  Residue from shampoo, conditioner and any other hair products that you u...
November Savings!!

November Savings!!

With holidays gathering mode about upon us, what better time to freshen up your look?! Even better?  Save money doing it!  Our November special offers two great opportunities for blissful savings: 25% Off A Signature Spa Facial or 25% off Any Color Se...
Perms… No Longer the 80’s Fuzzbombs

Perms… No Longer the 80’s Fuzzbombs

Envious of that natural, artfully mussed, beach wave hair that you see on every red carpet and that hair stylists re-create every season backstage? You can get that undone, I-just-woke-up-with-wavy-hair-this-perfect ‘do, with minimal effort… with a p...
Product Penny Wise and Pound Foolish?

Product Penny Wise and Pound Foolish?

Do you ever get your hair done professionally, and then wonder why you can’t get quite the same look at home?  Sure, you may have to practice the particular styling techniques, but another big culprit is often the products you’re using… or more accura...
Protecting Skin and Hair From Old Man Winter

Protecting Skin and Hair From Old Man Winter

We love winter for the steaming hot cups of cocoa, pumpkin pie, and all the wonderful holiday festivities — but not so much the bracing winds, artificial heaters and cold, dry air. In addition to putting away the summer clothes and pulling out the jackets a...
Rapunzel No More?

Rapunzel No More?

Ever wonder why the older you get, the harder it seems to grow your hair past shoulder-length? Here’s the latest research on why that is and what you can do to get growing. Countless 30+ women have begged, pleaded, and wondered what kind of voodoo m...
Reducing Natural Hair Breakage

Reducing Natural Hair Breakage

What’s not to love about the style versatility of natural hair, right? It can be straightened, colored, roller set, and blown it out while maintaining its fullness. With that being said, hair is still hair; natural or not, it’s not invincible. Part of ...
Save Money on Professional Products!

Save Money on Professional Products!

Our November special gives you a great opportunity to stock up on professional salon products for yourself or for holiday gifts, and SAVE BIG: Buy 2 Products & Get the 3rd for Free!! The free product must be of equal or lesser value of the highest ...
Simple Summer Styles for Hair

Simple Summer Styles for Hair

Summer is in full swing, and that means shorts, sandals, and fun in the sun. Many people turn to hair school students and professionals for guidance as they search for a more manageable look to combat the heat without sacrificing style. That’s why a...
Simple to Sublime Strands

Simple to Sublime Strands

Whether you lean towards an artistic and bold look or a more simple look, this Spring’s trends deliver. For those who like to live out loud with your hair, flowered or feathered headdresses, gold-flecked updos, spray-painted ponytails are just some o...
Slaying Summer Hair Demons

Slaying Summer Hair Demons

Summertime, and the living is easy…but not for your head. Heat from the sun degrades the protective protein in hair–which oxidizes the color to a brassy hue, wipes out shine, and leaves locks brittle. On top of that, UV rays, follicle-frizzing hum...
Smooth Meets Color!

Smooth Meets Color!

Our July special is a great opportunity to restore sleekness to summer-dried hair, and pump up the WOW factor with a color service and blow out! The Keratin Express Smoothing Therapy infuses natural keratin deep into your hair’s cuticle. This r...
Sound the Trumpets! Health and Style Institute to Open a Second Location!!!

Sound the Trumpets! Health and Style Institute to Open a Second Location!!!

Health and Style Institute is coming to Kennesaw, Georgia. Its newest campus consists of a 25,230 square foot cosmetic arts and esthetics complex located on Barrett Parkway, just off of I-75, next to Costco. Program Offerings will include...
Who’s Doing Beach Time for Spring Break?!

Who’s Doing Beach Time for Spring Break?!

Spring break is around the corner and it’s time to get beach-ready for your getaway! Whether you’re planning a spring fling with a beau or a tropical adventure with the girls, get your glow on with these head-to-toe beauty tips. As you’re preparing for y...
Winter Hair Care

Winter Hair Care

Cold weather can be absolutely brrrrrrutal on your hair and scalp. The good news: You can winterize your hair — dodging damage by switching up your hair care routine, products and treatments. Here are our top 7 ways to keep hair looking fabulous when it...
Winter Hair Static Woes?

Winter Hair Static Woes?

One of the most annoying things that happens to your hair in the winter months is static.  You can spend hours styling, but five minutes later, each strand of hair seems to have a mind of its own and a desperate desire to get as far away from your head ...
Winter Hair…and How to Beat it

Winter Hair…and How to Beat it

Winter means snow storms, freezing cold, and hoods.  All of these forces seem to conspire to make your perfectly done hair look like you just rolled out of bed.  However, there are things you can do all winter long that will help you keep your style de...
Warm Weather Makeup Tips

Warm Weather Makeup Tips

Your wardrobe isn’t the only thing that needs an update when the temperatures rise. Balmy summer months bring many pleasures but can also bring dripping mascara, smudged liner, and sticky lipstick. No good. These tips will keep makeup looking fresh a...
What’s In Your Purse For Holiday Parties?

What’s In Your Purse For Holiday Parties?

When enjoying a night of holiday partying, your only line of defense against fashion disasters is what you have with you in your purse.  The last thing you want is to have to either call it an early night or walk around looking less than your best.  T...
White After Labor Day?

White After Labor Day?

With Labor Day just around the corner, you may be trying to get a few last wears out of your white summer garments. The traditional fashion rule that whites come out around Memorial Day and get tucked back away after Labor Day, until the next year, is...
Who Said Ponytails Can’t Be Tres Chic?!

Who Said Ponytails Can’t Be Tres Chic?!

Ponytails are the perfect style to help beat summer’s suffocating heat by keeping your hair up off your neck. And these days, a ponytail can come in many different forms. Tousled This one looks like you’re not trying to hard, but can still han...
You Are What You Eat

You Are What You Eat

We may binge on chocolate and margaritas occasionally, but too much of some good things can indeed be too much of a good thing. It’s tough to beat a sugar rush, but just by adding or subtracting a few items from your daily diet, your skin can glow, y...
Your First Date… With a New Hairdresser!

Your First Date… With a New Hairdresser!

First time consultations with a new hairdresser are much like a first date… unpredictable, but going into it with the right preparation and attitude can lead to a long, happy relationship.  As in all relationships, communication is key.  It’s often...
Your First Date… With a New Hairdresser!

Your First Date… With a New Hairdresser!

First time consultations with a new hairdresser are much like a first date… unpredictable, but going into it with the right preparation and attitude can lead to a long, happy relationship.  As in all relationships, communication is key.  It’s often...
Change is in the Hair

Change is in the Hair

When celebrities change their signature hairstyles, everyone has an opinion.  Even if you’re not famous, changing your default do can be a bit intimidating. If you’ve ever made a hairstyle change you’ve regretted, consider these low-risk options.  They’ll...
Spring Is In the (H)Air!

Spring Is In the (H)Air!

Spring is sprung, and with it, a quickly changing climate that changes the best way to deal with our hair.  The dry cold will soon be gone, and we’ll be dealing with April showers in no time.  Many of the tactics we used to manage our hair last mon...
Summer Hair Care

Summer Hair Care

The summer months can be hard on your hair so we’ll be providing some tips and tricks to keep you locks looking beautiful all summer long. Tress Management Summertime, and the living is easy…but not for your head. Heat from the sun degrades the...
Summer Hair Care – Part 2

Summer Hair Care – Part 2

Welcome to our summer hair care series. Today we’re sharing 2 new tips to protect your locks during the harsh summer months. Take Your Vitamins “Healthy hair is shiny hair, and shiny hair healthy hair,” says Devin Toth, stylist at the Ted Gibso...
Summer Hair Care – Part 3

Summer Hair Care – Part 3

Tress Management Summertime, and the living is easy…but not for your head. Heat from the sun degrades the protective protein in hair –  which oxidizes the color to a brassy hue, wipes out shine, and leaves locks brittle. On top of that, UV rays, foll...
Hair Styles for Special Events

Hair Styles for Special Events

When it comes to prepping for a special event, a new dress and shoes is often part of the mix.  What about considering a new (for you!) gorgeous hair style to put the topper on that cake of fabulousness?!  There’s a ton of different styles to choose fro...
Red Carpet Hair Styles

Red Carpet Hair Styles

Award shows are definitely the stars’ time to shine.  Not only are they decorated in designer gowns and gorgeous jewelry, their hair is absolutely jaw dropping.  Here’s our two cents on who went above and beyond with their look at the recent Grammy Award...
Taming Winter Static Woes

Taming Winter Static Woes

One of the most annoying things that happens to your hair in the winter months is static.  You can spend hours styling, but five minutes later, each strand of hair seems to have a mind of its own and a desperate desire to get as far away from your head ...
Taming Your Natural Curls

Taming Your Natural Curls

Often, the “grass always seems greener on the other side o’the fence”… true with hair types too! Those with beautiful natural curls to die for lament the woes of dealing with curls.  Those sans curls would often trade their straight tresses in a hea...
Get Better Styling Results From Your Hair Tools

Get Better Styling Results From Your Hair Tools

Be honest with yourself for a sec… When was the last time you cleaned your hair brush? What about your blow dryer and curling or flat irons (whaat, those need cleaning too?). Yes my dear, they do. Product buildup on your hot tools can burn hair a...
Getting Off On the Right Foot With a New Hairdresser

Getting Off On the Right Foot With a New Hairdresser

It’s often joked about that people share just about EVERYTHING with their hairdresser… but to get off in the right groove together, there are a few key things that are important to share initially. Let your hairdresser know what you love about you...
Holiday Hair Styles

Holiday Hair Styles

With all the fuss that goes into maintaining your hair during the winter months, you may think that you don’t have any options for entering a holiday party with style.  But, with a quick trip to the Health and Style Institute, you can be glamorous an...
Holiday Party Hair Ideas Your Clients Will Love

Holiday Party Hair Ideas Your Clients Will Love

The holiday season is in full swing, bringing with it fun and festive holiday parties. Students at our beauty school in Kennesaw know that the number one goal is to achieve a look their clients will love, which could be as involved as a total hair makeover...
How to Stay Looking Great Through Holiday Exhaustion

How to Stay Looking Great Through Holiday Exhaustion

Gearing up for the holiday… you’ve found your “perfect’ outfit, made your appointment to see us for your perfect festive manicure and fresh ‘do, but don’t compromise all that fabulousness by looking totally exhausted. Whether you’ll be travel weary or worn...
Humidity Hair Blues?

Humidity Hair Blues?

Are seasonal storms wreaking havoc on your hair?  Does a glance at your reflection in the glass door you’re approaching as you make a mad dash in the rain from your car into the store bring to mind thoughts of Don King, the legendary boxing promoter? Or...
Fabulous Summer Style to Help Beat the Heat!

Fabulous Summer Style to Help Beat the Heat!

Summer’s upon us, with a lot of hot and / or humid days when wearing your hair down just simply adds to your heat misery, right?  Buns, braids, and updos can look chic and keep you a bit more comfy in the heat.  Here’s a look you might not have tried...
Choosing Hairbrushes

Choosing Hairbrushes

When you get your hair professionally styled at Health and Style Institute or a salon, you might have noticed that your stylist uses different types of hairbrushes.  Hairbrushes come in thousands of styles, materials, and designs. A low-end plastic brush ...
2013 Men’s Hairstyles

2013 Men’s Hairstyles

Bedhead Using a little gel in the morning can give you the rumpled, just got out of bed look, while holding strong all day long.  For this look, get a short haircut, but long enough that your hair can still move pretty freely on your head.  G...
Starting Off On the Right Foot With a New Hairdresser

Starting Off On the Right Foot With a New Hairdresser

First time consultations with a new hairdresser are much like a first date… unpredictable, but going into it with the right preparation and attitude can lead to a long, happy relationship.  As in all relationships, communication is key.  It’s often...
Not by the Hair of My Chinny, Chin, Chin….

Not by the Hair of My Chinny, Chin, Chin….

If there’s too much truth for comfort in that old nursery tale line, have we got a special for you during the month of October! Get a FREE facial wax with a full priced Spa Facial. Waxing is a procedure that, when done correctly, can leave your f...
No-Fuss New Year’s Eve Hair

No-Fuss New Year’s Eve Hair

Now that you’ve exchanged the flannel jammies your aunt bought you for a sexy sequined New Year’s Eve top, it’s time to address your hairstyle for the special night. Whether you’ll be on the dance floor all evening, or something a bit more mellow,...
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