5 Tips for Growing Out Your Hair

Growing out your hair can feel like a painful, never-ending process. While your hair is the fastest-growing tissue in your body, with an average growth of about a half-inch per month, it can feel like watching paint dry or water boil. If you’re wondering how to help the process along, you’re not alone.

Longer hair starts with taking steps to repair and avoid further damage to make your hair healthier and give it its best shot. If you follow these tips, you’re more likely to start seeing progress on your journey to growing out your hair.

1. Schedule routine trims with your stylist about every 4-6 weeks to get rid of split ends. Splits mean your hair will continue to break, and any growth you achieve from the roots will break off the ends.

2. Apply a repair treatment on a regular basis to reinforce weak ends and protect from further splits and breakage. Kevin Murphy’s Leave In Repair is a great option for shiny, glossy, weightless hair with the added bonus of heat protection. As the name implies, you just wash, condition, and leave to allow the treatment to get to work repairing and restoring damage where it is needed most.

3. Sleep with a silk bonnet or on a silk pillowcase to protect from any friction and stress on the hair. Silk is easier on hair than other materials and helps avoid tearing and breakage.

4. Only wash your hair once or twice a week. This gives time for the natural oils in your hair to penetrate the scalp and hydrate and repair strands.

5. Use fewer hot tools to avoid heat damage. To change up your style without using heat, opt for protective styles like braids or use accessories like claw clips.

6 Steps to Avoid Heat Damaged Hair

6 Steps to Avoid Heat-Damaged Hair

From blow-drying and straightening to waving and curling, our hair endures a lot of heat styling on a pretty regular basis. Sure, hot tools leave our hair looking more stylish and put together, but over time, that heat styling can lead to damage, dryness, breakage, and split ends. Let’s be real; getting rid of hot tools isn’t going to happen, which is where these helpful tips from our team of hair care experts come into play.

1. Start off on the right foot.

Healthy hair starts in the shower. It doesn’t matter how well you treat your hair if you’re not properly cleansing, hydrating, and conditioning at the start. Kevin Murphy’s Blow Dry Wash contains a hydrolyzed pea protein and wood bark complex that work together to help strengthen and protect hair against breakage with added protection against heat damage.

2. Create a protective shield

You would never take something out of the oven without mittens, would you? Whether your hair is fine and straight or coarse and curly, you should never style your hair without a quality heat protectant. Try Kevin Murphy’s Heated Defense, a weightless and invisible leave-in treatment foam that can be used on wet or dry hair.

3. Under 300 degrees rule

Your goal should be to find the lowest temperature setting that still allows you to get your styling done efficiently. Your hair can melt at 350°, and 95% of people only need 280° for their hair. If you can bake cookies on your hot tools, they are too hot. Additionally, turning your iron all the way up upon plugging it in will not make your hot tools heat up any faster.

4. Weekly hair mask

Hair masks are good for everyone, but they’re especially crucial for those who regularly style their hair. A quality hair mask will replenish your hair’s natural moisture and add an extra layer of protection to prevent future damage. Swap a treatment mask in place of your conditioner, and let it soak for 5-10 mins while you wash your face, shave, and so on.

5. One and done

It is important to consider how many times you’re using your tools on the same section of hair. Follow the “One & Done” Rule — pass over a section of hair, and that’s it. While it may seem like you are reinforcing the style or direction of your hair, you are actually causing damage and confusing the hydrogen bonds, resulting in frizz and flyaways.

6. Don’t overdo it

Like all good things, it’s all about moderation. When you have a chance to give your strands a rest and let them air-dry, do it! Cove All-In-One Versatile Creme is the perfect quality product for no-blowout styling and will leave your hair feeling healthy, hydrated, and smooth.

Discarding Old Products When Spring Cleaning

We all have hair and makeup products in our cabinets and under our sinks that have probably been there for far too long. As you’re thinking about doing some spring cleaning around your home, don’t forget to consider discarding old products as well.

It’s best to go through your product collection every six months or so to clear out space and get rid of items that are past their shelf life. How do you tell if products are expired, beyond their prime, and need to be discarded?

First, check the bottle. There is usually a little symbol on the back that looks like an open jar with a number and the letter m, maybe 6m, 12m, or 18m. This indicates how many months after you open your product it is recommended to keep and use and is considered the shelf life, not an expiration date. An expiration date is the exact date when it is no longer safe to use a product. Most beauty products do not have expiration dates.

What if the bottle doesn’t have a symbol, or you (understandably) don’t remember when the product was opened? There are a couple of ways you can test it.

Open the bottle and sniff. You’re checking to make sure the product still smells as it’s intended and is not offputting. Pour some of the product into your hand and check for separation or clumps and if it has a strange tint like yellowing or browning. Also, consider when you’re using theproduct if it’s still doing its job and retaining its effectiveness. If a product smells or feels off or it’s not working the way it used to, it’s probably time to discard it.

If, after you’re done with your product spring cleaning, you find yourself needing something new, don’t forget that you can shop for high-quality products from our salon online!

Heat-free Hairstyling: 5 easy styles that require no heat to achieve

Heat-Free Styling: 5 easy heat-free hairstyles

written by: Emily Hart @hartofcolor

We’ve come to that time of the year when it’s just too damn hot to do things. Cooking, exercising, moving — not going to happen. But, perhaps the biggest no-no of all is heat-styling. When it’s 90F-plus out, and the humidity levels are through the roof, the last thing any of us wants to do is blast our already overheated heads with hot air from our blow dryers. Same goes for our curling and straightening irons.

Just because the thought of styling tools makes you want to stand in front of the AC and never leave, that doesn’t mean you are doomed to a summer of lackluster hair. On the contrary — there are so many great products and techniques that make air-dried hair look just as good, if not better than, heat-styled hair.

If you want a break from blow-dryers, straighteners, and curling wands, try wet-styling your hair instead — as in styling your hair while it’s towel-dried (or spraying it so it’s damp), setting it, and unraveling it later for a gorgeous, dry ‘do.

For the below looks, start out with damp hair. However, if you want any of these styles to have a looser wave, wait until your hair is 80 percent dry, or dampen your dry hair with a spray bottle, before getting started. The wetter your hair is when you start, the longer each look will take to set, and the stronger your hair will hold the style.


  1. Loose Braid Waves

Start with damp hair and apply Redken Braid Aid 03.  This will help to define the curls in the final look


Loosely braid your hair in four equal sections. Don’t worry if the braids aren’t perfect. The lumpier and messier they are, the more organic your waves will look.


Unravel the braids. If the ends have creases, spray a little water on them to loosen them up.

  1. Pineappling

Gather dampened, curly hair into a high ponytail. Use a scrunchie to loosely hold it in place on top of your head. Only pull your hair through the scrunchie once or twice to prevent creasing.

Wrap your hair in a silk scarf while you sleep. Silk keeps in moisture and prevents your hair from becoming dry and frizzy. That way, when you take down your hair in the morning, you’ll be left with defined, voluminous curls.

Finish with Redken Frizz Dismiss Anti-Static Oil Mist.  This product is great for taming fly-aways, adding shine, and repelling unwanted static and humidity.


  1. Headband Curls

Prep your hair with Redken No Blowdry Styling Cream.  There are 3 different strengths of this product (airy, just right, and bossy) so pick whichever one suits your hair type the best.


Slip a circular headband around your head and wrap small sections of hair around it. If your hair is already dry, lightly dampen it with a spray bottle and place an elastic headband securely around your head;otherwise, start with it 80 percent dry. Next, loosely tuck 1- to 2-inch sections of hair over and around the top of the elastic (this will cause the curls to flow away from your face rather than toward it); do this until you reach the middle back of your head. Repeat on the other side. If you want your curls to be smaller, wrap the hair around the band tighter; for larger curls, wrap it looser.


Repeat step one until all your hair is wrapped around the headband


Unwrap your hair from the headband and slip it off to reveal your cool-girl curls. Use your fingers to separate the curls and fluff your hair.


  1. Low Bun Waves

Split your hair in two sections and twist. This style is great if you prefer your hair to be smoother at the roots and wavier at the ends.  Comb one section into a tight, low side ponytail and then twist the tail down to your ends.

Spray the twist with a good strong hairspray.  We suggest Redken Forceful for maximum hold without the crunch.

Spin the twist into a low bun. Secure with one elastic or a bobby pin. Repeat these steps on the other side, so you have two buns. Once the hair is dry, unravel the buns and use your fingers to separate the waves.

Finish with some more Forceful Hairspray.  This has humidity resistance and will hold and define your curls without drying them out.

  1. Sleep-in Beachy Waves

Apply the Redken No Blow Dry styling cream of your choice to damp hair.  Allow your hair to dry at least 80% in the open air

Split your hair into 2 sections from your natural part, all the way back to the nape of your neck.  Create 2 french braids, one on each side of your head, making sure to keep the sections loose.  If the braid is too tight you with have uneven curls and crimps instead of beachy waves.

Go to sleep. Try wrapping a silk scarf around your head and the braids while you sleep to prevent the braids from getting fuzzy.


Pull out your braids in the morning and use your fingers to separate the waves. Finish with Redken Triple Dry Texture Spray for organic, beachy waves.




GrandeLASH has arrived at Salon Adrian, so we put it to the test!

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We are very excited to now be carrying the Grand Cosmetics products, GrandeLASH, GrandeBROW, and GrandeBROW Fill (light and dark.)  Now we aren’t going to bring these products into the salon without thoroughly testing them ourselves, and I can honestly say that they work wonders.  I’ve been using all three products for about 2 months now and have seen a great improvement in the thickness and length of my eyelashes and a noticeable improvement in the density of my eyebrows.

So here’s the science behind why it works so well.  These award-winning lash and brow enhancing serums are infused with a proprietary blend of vitamins, antioxidants, and amino acids to nourish and condition the lashes and brows and a magic ingredient called prostaglandin which is proven to accelerate the lash and brow hair growth process.  This blend creates naturally longer, thicker-looking lashes in just 4-6 weeks, with full results in 3 months.  It’s a favorite for helping to enhance short or thinning lashes, and it’s also ideal for restoring the appearance of brittle or damaged lashes. GrandeLASH-MD is easy, safe, and effective to use as well as vegan, cruelty-free & safe for lash extensions.You don’t have to be super precise when applying the lash serum. Just swipe along upper lash line, just above your lashes. I’ve found that this one application also affects the growth of my lower lashes as well, because my lower lashes have also become thicker and longer.The first changes will come as the new, longer eyelashes begin growing in amidst your older lashes usually within the first 3-5 weeks. Within another month or so, most of the lashes will have been replaced with the new long, thick lashes.

The same goes with the application of the eyebrow serum.  I apply it to the areas that I feel are sparse first and then brush the remaining product through the rest of my brows.  When I am applying my makeup for the day, however, I prefer to use the GrandeBROW FILL brow gel with peptides and fibers.  This formula is great for adding thickness and density to your brows while locking them into place for the entire day.  Now the BrowFILL does not contain prostaglandin so it will not stimulate your brow hairs to grow like the serums do.  The fibers and peptides that are in this product grab onto your natural brow hairs and plump them up, which gives you the appearance of thicker, fuller eyebrows.







So let’s review.  I highly recommend all three of these products.  I use them all everyday and have seen amazing results so far.  I will continue to use and recommend both of the serums and the browFILL and keep you updated on the outcome.  It may be too early to say I’ve found a miracle product but I will say this…I was an everyday-falselash-wearer before I started using the Grande Cosmetics products and i can say that i have not worn false eyelashes in over a month.  Now that is a miracle to me.

Save The Date: Blow Dry Boot Camp


Do you often have bad hair days? Ever wished your hair stylist could style your hair every day? Would you like to wear your hair differently, but you’re not quite sure how?

Join us Saturday, November 4th from 5-8pm for Blow Dry Boot Camp! Enjoy light refreshments, give-a-ways, door prizes, goodie bags, discounts on products & tools, and learn how to style your hair like a PRO with the stylists from Salon Adrian.

Reserve your spot for just $25!

Your reservation includes a deep conditioning treatment and a blow drying/ styling lesson, the cost of which can be redeemed against any Redken or Pureology hair products. So, if you buy your prescribed Redken Shampoo and Conditioner the lesson will be FREE! Want more savings? Bring a friend and you’ll save on any future services booked during the event!

Stay connected! Get up to the minute Blow Dry Boot Camp event details on the Facebook event page.

You can easily achieve “salon styled hair” every day. Stop by the salon or call 239-481-1010 to reserve your spot.

True Fantasy Hair Requires More Than Just Hocus Pocus

A growing trend that we’re seeing this year is fantasy tresses, hair dyed grey and silver. As the trend sweeps over our area a lot of guest are coming into Salon Adrian wanting to achieved this look and we love it! Trends like these gives us an opportunity to flex our creative muscles, but with new and popular trends it’s always important to set guest expectations.
To achieve this look and obtain a true silver color, like Jessica was able to do for her guest requires a great level of commitment and investment. To maintain the health of the hair and the vibrant color is a serious undertaking.
From dark and brassy to silver and icy doesn’t happen with a blink of an eye. So, if you’re considering a major hair color transformation like this rising trend, you want to keep reading to find out how this look is achieved.
Take a look at this before picture:
Jessica’s guest came in with 4” of regrowth and old balayage highlights that had turned quite brassy. There were a lot of different color action going on!
Step 1: Jessica used Redken FlashLift with 40 volume and pHBonder to lighten in Zone 2.
(Zone 2 describes the mid shaft of the hair strand; starting from an inch away from the scalp to about two inches from the ends.)
She used a balayage technique to achieve a easy natural blend coming off the root area but saturated well to lighten the darkest part of the hair and remove any brassiness in the mid shaft.
Time: Approx. 45 minutes
Step 2: Then she thoroughly rinsed the hair making sure to remove all signs of the product. Followed by an application of Redken’s pHBonder Step 2 treatment and shampoo using Redken Extreme Shampoo and finally using Redken’s Chemistry Extreme Shot to strengthen the hair in preparation for color deposit.
Time: Approx. 10 minutes
Step 3: The Color! A base color application using Redken Color Fusion in 5T with 10 volume then Jessica stretched the root out about two-inches. Then she added highlights with Redken Hi-Fusion B with 10 volume. The remaining color was applied using equal part Color Fusion clear and 8T with 10 volume.
Step 4: Cut and Style.
Jessica gave her guest a long layered haircut and then applied Redken PillColorow Proof Primer & Guts 10 to her roots. To give her a smooth and voluminous blow-dry with lots of movement she applied  Satinwear 04 to her ends.
For heat protection and hold Jessica applied  Iron Shape 11 then curled the hair back and away from her face using a 1 1/4 inch curling iron. This creates a soft wave that perfectly accents her amazing color!
Finish with Fashion Work 12 for a medium hold and workability. Jessica sent her client home with four products: Redken Color Extend Magnetics Shampoo and Conditioner to maintain her color, the brand new Extreme Mega Mask to keep her hair nice and strong and pHBonder Step 3 to use once a week before her shampoo to maintain her hair’s natural pH levels.
The result is a gorgeous icy silver blonde with hints of blue! An investment of time and resources but all worth it.
Considering a hair transformation but not sure where to start? Here are some tips from Redken on speaking to your stylist about your hair color. It takes more than hocus pocus to achieve beautiful results and the stylist at Salon Adrian are ready and willing to make all your hair color dreams come true!
To book your next appointment give us a call at (239) 481-1010.

Beauty Specialist For Every Occasion

Whether you need an every-day style that impresses, or a special-event style that just plain WOW!s, we have the hair and makeup specialists for you. And the premium Redken and Pureology products your hair deserves.