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Natural Transitions Using Balayage

May 15 2019

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We adore the look of ombre, but with balayage, your hair can have the gorgeous tones with a subtler touch. The word balayage comes from French, and it means “to paint” or “to sweep” and what better...

Stop Fighting with Your Flat Iron and Try Japanese Hair Straightening

April 30 2019

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A classic trend that always seems to keep popping up is super straight hair. The sleek style is versatile, matching whatever look you’re rocking even if your hair is long or short. But if you weren’t...

The Best Hair Ideas For Festival Season 2019

April 23 2019

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With Coachella on the horizon and other music festivals happening throughout the spring and summer, it’s time to start thinking about how you’re going to wear your hair. Festival hair is all about...

Beautiful, Makeup Free Brows With Microblading

April 15 2019

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You’ve seen the thick, wondrous brows everyone seems to be rocking and the full eyebrow trend that’s been happening for a while now doesn’t show any signs of slowing down soon. If you have naturally...

Done With Mascara? Get Lash Extensions

March 25 2019

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False eyelashes give you that extra flair, but putting them every day can be a drain on time. If you want that big, bold look each time you get ready, without the hassle, check out the eyelash extension...

Get Ready for Spring with a Stunning New Haircut

March 15 2019

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Before you go cutting flowers this spring and basking in the warmer weather, make sure you look stunning doing it with a great haircut for the season. What better time is there to try something new with...

Instantly Manage Appointments and More with Our Free Mobile App

February 27 2019

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Take control of your day with our free mobile app at Meraki Hair & Makeup Studio. The app lets you book and manage appointments instantly, with quick confirmations that let you add more information your...

Change up Your Style with a New Texture

February 14 2019

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Getting tired of the same hairstyle every day? Often, we work with our hair the way it wants to go, so we end up with the same routine that limits our hairstyle options. One way to change that up is by...

Hair Extensions for an Instant Style

January 30 2019

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We’ve talked about hair color lately, and today we’ll talk about another great way to change up your look: hair extensions. Extensions are easy to work with and make styling flexible, allowing you...

Hair Color Trends that Will Get You Noticed in 2019

January 14 2019

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Last time, we talked about caring for color-treated hair, inspiring you to try something new – but what are the colors trending for 2019? According to the pros, we’ll be seeing a lot of fun new colors...

Haircare Tips for Your Color-Treated Hair

December 29 2018

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You’ve got the perfect color – whether it’s a solid, rich color, a gorgeous highlight blend, or a perfect jewel tone – and now you want the look to last all season long. Thankfully, color-treated...

The Perfect Holiday Gift: Meraki Gift Cards

December 10 2018

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It’s the holiday shopping season, and we’ve got the perfect solution for that special someone on your list – a gift card from Meraki Hair & Makeup Studio! It’s the perfect combination of practical...

How-To: Special Occasion Hair

November 28 2018

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Looking for a new hair color or hairstyle for a party, wedding or prom? Whatever the occasion, we'll help you shine at every event with great styling options for the most festive looks. Dress up your look...

Highlighting Basics: Balayage versus Ombre

November 28 2018

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Lately we’ve heard a lot of talk about balayage and ombre, and both are definitely hot trends in hair color. Many of our clients have been asking questions about the two terms, so today we’ll talk...

4 Reasons to Wear Hair Extensions

November 19 2018

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If you've been thinking about enhancing your style, changing your look, or experimenting with color, hair extensions are a great way to acheive that goal. Go from short to long hair, thin to luxurious...

How to Talk to Your Stylist About the Style You Want

November 15 2018

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If you’ve been thinking about a change in hairstyle or hair color, there are hundreds of different options. You might have an idea about what you want, but you’re not sure how to explain it to your...

Last-Minute Halloween Hairstyles

October 29 2018

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Sometimes October 31st creeps up on you faster than you think. (Boo!) With a little creativity and a robust wardrobe you can always make some last-minute Halloween costume magic happen. Call us biased,...

Have Your Halloween Makeup Done by a Professional!

October 28 2018

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Halloween is a fun time of year, and part of the excitement is planning the perfect costume for your Halloween party or other event! In many cases, your makeup can make or break the costume, and since...

Own Your Look with Our Free Mobile App!

October 15 2018

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At Meraki Hair & Makeup Studio, you can take control of your day with our free, convenient mobile app! You can book appointments, learn about our services, get contact information and more, right at your...

Xtreme Lashes: Gorgeous, Full Lashes without the Mascara Hassle

September 27 2018

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If you’re like many women, your lashes are light and, without makeup, they seem to just disappear. The solution for most is mascara, which we painstakingly apply every morning, spend all day trying to...

Microblading for Lush, Natural-Looking Brows

September 14 2018

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We all invest a lot of time every day to looking our best. For those of us with thin eyebrows, the painstaking process of filling them in with liner every morning to get just the right shape takes considerable...

Understanding Your Hair Type, Part 2: Curly and Coily

August 27 2018

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Ready to learn more about hair types? In our last blog, we discussed straight and wavy hair types. Do you have another type of hair? Do you just want to learn more about all the different types? Keep reading!...

How-To: Create Beautifully Bright Hair for Back-to-School

August 20 2018

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It’s time to go back to school. Move to the head of the class with loose waves and healthy, shiny hair color that stays vibrant for up to 9 weeks when using the complete Paul Mitchell Ultimate Color...

Understanding Your Hair Type, Part 1 Straight and Wavy

August 10 2018

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Do you know your hair type? Not many people do, of course, you probably know the basics like whether your hair is straight or curly. But did you know that there are twelve distinct types of hair? Everyone’s...

Build Volume, Add Dimension, Experiment with Bold New Colors with Custom Extensions

July 27 2018

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Ever wish you could wake up one day with significantly longer hair? Guest what -- you can!  One of the hottest beauty trends to hit the red carpet, custom extensions are perfect for adding length, fullness,...

Beat The Summer Heat With These Hairstyles

July 13 2018

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It’s the mid-summer now, which means beach trips, barbecues -- and heat. It can be difficult to maintain your style with these high temperatures. Luckily, there are hairstyles out there that will help...

Bridal Hair Tips & Tricks

June 27 2018

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Are you getting married soon? Although weddings happen year-round, the most popular time to get married is late summer. If you’re a late summer bride-to-be, you’re probably starting to think about...

The Best Way to Take Care of Blonde Hair

June 26 2018

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Whether you recently went platinum, golden or honey, it takes some work to get and maintain healthy, vibrant blonde hair. Our experts agree: The Golden Rule when going blonde is to build up to a lighter...

How to Create Beautifully Fierce Hair for Festival Season

June 20 2018

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Music festival season is here! Look confident and feel comfortable with this fierce French braid look. Fierce French Braid Prep: Wash with Shampoo One® and follow with The Detangler®.  On damp,...

Best Tips For The Ultimate DIY Blowout

June 14 2018

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Have you ever had a great styling service at a salon, only to struggle recreating the look at home? It happens to everyone. Your stylist is a professional for a reason! They’re educated about tons of...

Balayage or Ombrè, Which Hair Color Technique Should You Try?

May 28 2018

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The Balayage and Ombrè are still popular hair color techniques. They continually fill up our Instagram feeds, and for a good reason. They are two techniques that leave you with gorgeous hair that many...

The Lob and Bob: A Perfect New Look for Summer

May 13 2018

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When you think about it, summer is the perfect time to experiment with a short cut. The weather is warming up and before you know it the sun will be beating down relentlessly. While your long-haired friends...

Which Hair Brush Should I Use for Styling?

April 24 2018

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Every brush has its own benefits, you’ll want to choose the correct one for the style you're trying to create. Here’s a guide to brush types, which you can shop right from our website. ExpressIon...

Hair Care Tips for Men

April 13 2018

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Having healthy, manageable hair is important to both men and women. While it seems women spend more time and energy managing their hair, men are just as concerned about looking their best. We’ll share...

Preparing Your Skin for Makeup Application

March 26 2018

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Applying your makeup can be complicated, but knowing how to apply it properly can enhance your best features, while hiding your least favorite. For the best results, you should start with a skin care routine....

Step into Spring with a Look That Will Turn Heads

March 11 2018

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Spring is just around the corner, as well as warmer weather. Spring dresses will be paired with sandals as well as the perfect hair look. You’ll begin to see beachy waves begin to appear, but if waves...

Have an Itch to get a New Look?

February 22 2018

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Do you ever get that feeling? The one where you’re completely, crazy bored with your hair? You feel the need to update your cut, style or maybe even color in some way, but aren’t sure how. Having the...

Custom Hair Extensions to Match Your Lifestyle

February 9 2018

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Those dry, cold days of winter are here and our hair and skin are already showing signs of damage. We typically take action to prevent dry skin during the cold months, but many of us never think to treat...

6 Winter Hair Care Tips You Should Definitely Follow

January 30 2018

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Winter has already set in! While it is time to thank the stars for putting an end to all the sun damage that your hair was being put through, it is also time to start planning a haircare routine that is...

Enhance Your Brows with Microblading

January 23 2018

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You’ve probably realized by now that eyebrow styles have changed over the years, from thin brows to full and thick. And, if you’ve plucked yours to a thin line that seems like it will never grow back,...

How to Choose Your Curling Iron

January 9 2018

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Shopping for a curling iron can be overwhelming. There’s a plethora of them on the market, it’s hard to decide which brand is good, and what size barrel to choose from. At Meraki Hair & Makeup Studio,...

Prevent Hair Damage this Winter

December 28 2017

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Those dry, cold days of winter are here and our hair and skin are already showing signs of damage. We typically take action to prevent dry skin during the cold months, but many of us never think to treat...

Shampooing 101

December 20 2017

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Posted by Team John Paul Mitchell Systems® on Dec 20th 2017 (www.paulmitchell.com/blog) Shampooing our hair is something we do on a regular basis without giving it much thought. But did you know that...

Holiday Hairstyles for All Occasions

December 14 2017

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The holiday season is upon us and it’s a joyous season with making memories with family, friends, and co-workers, sharing good food, and enjoy each other’s company. However, it’s also a stressful...

Husband & Wife team finds success with South Shore salon

December 7 2017

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By Tracy Porpora (porpora@siadvance.com) Staten Island Advance (12/7/17 - 7:00am): www.silive.com STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- When it came to naming their first business venture, Shane and Jenn Christie Sorrento...

Healthy Hair Starts with a Healthy Scalp

October 18 2017

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We know you always want to have the best hair day possible. But in order for that to happen, you’ve got to set yourself up for success! And for that, you need the right products. SCALP CARE Want great...

The Benefits of Lavender

October 18 2017

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The ancient Romans used it to perfume their baths, their clothes and their hair. During the Middle Ages, a sprinkle was thought to be enough to keep your loved one faithful. Queen Elizabeth used it to...

Two New Ways to Condition with Tea Tree

November 30 -0001

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Get hair in mint condition with two new products from Tea Tree: an ultra-rich treatment mask that helps strengthen moisture-starved strands and a lightweight mist that conditions for soft manageability....

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