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The Style Dimension

Saturday, September 01, 2012    

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When it comes to haircare, there is no doubt in Salon Dimension Ltd proprietor Eveth McPhail's mind that the knack for it has to come naturally. Her interest in styling started at an early age, and there was never a doubt that this would be something she would pursue for the rest of her life. "I have always loved hair and I especially love cutting hair and seeing how happy my clients are about their finished product, shared McPhail. She opened the salon in 1999 and has since been a staple at the Wyndham Kingston hotel. The Under the Dryer team popped in for a visit to see what Salon Dimension had to offer.

Clients: Dawn Reynolds-Smith, Karen Campbell, Shanique McPhail, Shaun'te Smith and Juliet Green.

Natural Finish

Shanique McPhail, student

Being the daughter of a salon owner has certainly had its perks for Shanique who always looks chic when she makes her way to school. The recent graduate of the St Andrew High School for Girls, popped in the salon to get a sleek new look for her first day at the University of the West Indies. She straightened her natural hair temporarily and decided to wear it down. "I like the fact that though my hair is natural, I still have the option to try a different look without damaging my hair or doing anything permanent," shared McPhail.

Steps:

* Cleanse the hair with Design Essentials Moisture Retention shampoo

* Replenish the hair with It's a 10 Miracle Leave-in conditioner

* Blow-dry the hair with the assistance of a roller brush

* Use a flat iron to style the hair.

* Clip the ends of the hair.

* Mist with hair Design Essentials Diamonds Oil Sheen Spray.

* Use a wide-tooth comb to style the hair.

Shanique's take:

I love it! My hair feels nice and smooth and bouncy. Its natural and it stays straight for a good while until I wash it. I'm thinking my next look will be to wear my hair curly!

Soft and Silky

Dawn Reynolds-Smith, Administrative Assistant

Perhaps the true test of being a good hairstylist is the number of consistently satisfied clients who are loyal over the years. Reynolds-Smith couldn't help but gush about the excellent styles she has received over the years. "After 14 years of having Eveth do my hair exclusively, its safe to say that I trust her completely with my haircare," shared Reynolds-Smith.

Steps:

* Cleanse the hair with Design Essentials Moisture Retention Shampoo.

* Rinse the product from the hair.

* Combine It's a 10 Miracle Leave-in conditioner with a copious amount of Clairol Infusium 23 Original Leave-In Treatment to the hair.

* Roller-set the hair.

* Sit under the dryer until the hair is completely dry.

* Blow-dry the hair with the assistance of a roller brush.

* Use a flat iron to style the hair.

* Cut the hair into the desired shape using shears.

* Mist with hair Design Essentials Diamonds Oil Sheen

Dawn's take:

I love my hair. It is really bouncy and it feels amazing.

A Colourful Design

Karen Campbell

Making the trek to the Wyndham Hotel every Saturday has been routine for Campbell for the past 18 years. As she browsed through a magazine, she shared with the team that she always feels comfortable at the salon. "As for my hair, people always come up to me and ask me if it's real or not because it looks so healthy and bouncy I suppose. She really does a superb job," Campbell explains.

Steps:

* Cleanse the hair with Design Essentials Color Care Shampoo.

* Rinse the product from the hair.

* Combine It's a 10 Miracle Leave-in conditioner with a copious amount of Clairol Infusium 23 Original Leave-In Treatment to the hair.

* Roller-set the hair.

* Sit under the dryer until the hair is completely dry.

* Blow-dry the hair with the assistance of a roller brush.

* Use a flat iron to style the hair.

* Cut the hair into the desired shape using shears.

* Mist with hair Design Essentials Diamonds Oil Sheen.

Karen's take:

My hair looks great. I like it a lot.

Healthy Tresses

Shaun'te Smith, student

"I really need to get my hair treated today," Smith shared as she untangled her hair from a messy ponytail. She went on to share that her mum Dawn was the reason she first visited the salon and she has never felt the need to make a switch. In fact she now recommends the salon to her peers.

Steps:

* Cleanse the hair with Design Essentials Therapeutics Anti-itch Shampoo.

* Rinse the product from the hair

* Replenish the hair with It's a 10 Miracle Leave-in conditioner.

* Apply a copious amount of Clairol Infusium 23 Original Leave-In Treatment to the hair.

* Roller-set the hair.

* Sit under the dryer until the hair is completely dry.

* Blow-dry the hair with the assistance of a roller brush. This also ensures that the hair maintains its body.

* Use a flat iron to style the hair.

* Clip the ends of the hair.

* Mist with hair Design Essentials Diamonds Oil Sheen Spray.

Shaun'te's take:

My hair feels so different. It's just what the doctor ordered.

Beautiful and Bouncy

Juliet Green, marketer for Carlong publishers

"I was a bit sceptical at first to try Salon Dimension but it was so heavily recommended by my friend that I thought I would give it a try," explained Green. Though she likes wearing her hair extremely straight and flat she decided to take Eveth's advice and wear it slightly different than what she was used to.

Steps:

* Cleanse the hair with Design Essentials Organic Cleanse Deep-Cleansing shampoo.

* Rinse the product from the hair.

* Replenish the hair with It's a 10 Miracle Leave-in conditioner

* Apply a copious amount of Clairol Infusium 23 Original Leave-In Treatment to the hair.

* Allow the product to stay in the hair for at least 15 minutes before you roller-set the hair.

* Sit under the dryer until the hair is completely dry.

* Blow-dry the hair with the assistance of a roller brush.

* Use a flat iron to style the hair.

* Clip the ends of the hair.

* Mist with hair Design Essentials Diamonds Oil Sheen Spray.

Juliet's take:

I must say that what won me over at first was how professional the salon was run. Plus, my hair feels great. What more can I ask for?

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