Hair Journal

Summer Styles - Sock Bun

August 15, 2012

The truth is a chic, glamorous updo always looks too difficult to do on your own. But with a little help from JF Express Stylist Ashley Dewise, putting your hair in a fabulous sock bun is easy and simple!

First thing is first - you need a Hair Donut - I know funny name right? But this bun filler looks exactly like a doughnut, and you can find one at any beauty supply store!

1. Blowdry hair straight.

2. Put your hair in a ponytail, however high you want the bun to be.

3. Put the ponytail through the hole of the hair donut.

4. Pull the hair loosely from the center of the hair donut around it to cover it, creating a bun.

5. Pin hair underneath the hair donut to hold.

August is National Hair Loss Awareness Month

August 02, 2012

Happy August everyone! As most of you many not know August is actually National Hair Loss Awareness Month which is something very important to Julien!

The Julien Farel Restore product line is entirely anti-aging! You may be wondering - anti-aging for your hair? Huh? But no it's true!

The Julien Farel products apply the science of skincare to your hair! Stop hair loss before it happens! Return your hair to its virgin state with Julien Farel Restore! And don't worry if you have colored hair, frizzy hair, or Brazilian Blowout - there is a Restore for you!

How to Use Restore at Home



Summer Styles - Fishtail Braid

July 19, 2012

It is always a good idea to put your hair back as the weather stays hot! But no reason why you can't be creative with it!

Why not fishtail!?

Here's how you can do it in just 4 easy steps!

1.  Separate your hair into two sections

2. From the left section - take a small piece from the extreme left, and cross it over the entire left section and under and into the right section.

3. On the right section - take a small piece from the extreme right, and cross it over the entire right section and under and into the left section.

4. Continue to repeat steps 2 and 3 until you have reached the end of your hair!

For an extra touch - add a cute hair tie to hold the braid!

 Hair by Jeremy Carta at the Julien Farel Salon 5th Avenue

Summer Styles - Beachy Waves

July 05, 2012

Without a doubt - this is everyone's favorite look for summer! And it is much easier than you think!

You can have bouncy smooth hair with loose curls in just a few short steps!

1. Curl your hair with a curling iron but be careful not to go all the way up towards the roots!

** Make sure when you are using a curling iron - roll hair away from your head so you don’t dent your hair!

2. Then brush out the curls to create smooth beautiful waves.

3. Spray to hold and you are done!

Hair by Jeremy Carta of the Julien Farel Salon at the Setai Fifth Avenue


Summer Styles - Day to Night

June 28, 2012

Summer is here and the weather is hot! You may be worrying how to wear your hair, especially since spending hours getting ready in the morning will all go to waste the second you walk out your door!

But have no fear! The JF Team is here to help! Andre Davis, from the Julien Farel Madison Avenue Salon, says the best "day to night" hair during the summer is a clean, sleek ponytail.

"My clients are always asking me how they can get a nice clean ponytail without the frizz and fly-aways," Andre says. "But I tell them, it's so simple!"

He advises washing your hair with shampoo AND conditioner. Conditioner is key to keeping down frizz and fly-aways, because it helps to make hair soft and smooth from breakage and damage caused by coloring your hair and styling tools.

Once hair is partially dry, but still a little damp, comb it through with product. Andre recommends Julien Farel's Sculpting Gel for a stronger hold, or the Flexible Gel for a softer hold. Once hair is combed through pull the hair back and tie it into a ponytail. To get a little more creative with it - create a low part before pulling hair back!

                              Sculpting GelFlexible Gel

Andre recommends using a medium size cloth hair tie! "No rubber! And make sure it's not too small," he says!

To transition to night - Bun, Bun, Bun!

Twist the ponytail arorund your finger and then wrap it as loosely as possible into a chignon. Pin it with bobby pins to hold. "It should be slightly messy. The best kept secret is that it doesn't have to be perfect!"

If you have some time, you can even curl the pieces from the ponytail with a hot curling iron and then pin them individually into a chignon.

"Then change your lip color and eye color you are ready to go!"


How to camouflage Rosacea with haircolor

April 19, 2011

by JF Color Experts

April is National Rosacea Awareness month

What is Rosacea?
Rosacea is a chronic skin condition involving inflammation of the cheeks, nose, chin, forehead, or eyelids. It may appear as redness, prominent spider-like blood vessels, swelling, or skin eruptions similar to acne.

How to Camouflage It
Julien Farel Fifth Avenue colorist Ivan Torres provides some pointers on how to camouflage rosacea with haircolor-
Stay away from beigy blonds, ashy brunettes, and red hair.  If you’re blond and you have rosacea, bring it down a notch, to more of a golden blond. Low lighting around the face area helps create shadows around the cheekbones and nose to disguise the redness on your face.  If you’re a brunette, stay as neutral as possible. Warm tones, chestnut caramels and milk chocolate colors help blend the redness so that your skin is not noticeable. Red heads should go darker or blonder since the red color of your hair tends to emphasize the redness that comes from rosacea.

Celebrating beauty with Damiani, the Julien Farel Salon & Auriga Spa November 17th, 2010 at the new Setai Fifth Avenue

November 18, 2010

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Silvia Damiani, Ken Moore & friend with Damiani models

Carol Kimmelman and Kara Valentine

Richard David Story and Suelyn Farel

Sari Clymas and Suelyn Farel

Elisa Tronca and Bonnie Bogdanoff

Sari Clymas and Julien Farel

Alessandro Schiappapietra and Suelyn Farel

Elvin Arvelo and friend

Federico Lupo and Ken Moore

Peter Schoch and Julien Farel

Rosemarie Sterling, Marc Rey and SunHee Grinnell

Emily Davis, Alessandro Schiappapietra and Jennifer James

Richie and Dominique Shemtov

Robert James and Alex White

Suelyn and Jennifer Crandall

Cristian Fleming and Brooke Robertson

Suelyn Farel and Brooke Robertson

Peter Schoch and Scott Rohm

Tom Montagnino, Carol Kimmelman and Kara Valentine

Suelyn Farel, Scott Rohm and Michelle Capitano

Benedicte Henschien and Nedo Bellucci

Damiani model

Michelle Capitano and Giuseppi Rossi

Silvia Damiani and Julien Farel

Will Candis and Kelly Choi

Suelyn Farel and Bonnie Bernstein

Suelyn Farel, Julien Farel and Silvia Damiani

Suelyn Farel and Silvia Damiani

Karine Bakhoum and friend

Simone Sobel and Michael McFadden

Damiani model and Wendell Figueroa Ruiz

Julien Farel, Juliette Longuet and friend

Lillian, Julien Farel and Martin Chalk

Suelyn Farel, Angela Horton and Ken Moore

Hassan and Andree Elgarrahy with Daniel Bergstein

Timothy Furey and Wendell Figueroa Ruiz

Damiani model and Timothy Furey

Suelyn Farel and Kelly Choi

Suelyn Farel and Valarie D'Elia

Horst Schulze and Holly Breuche

Wayne Hunter, Damiani model and Timothy Furey

Wendell Figueroa Ruiz, Kari Allen and Timothy Furey

Wendell Figueroa Ruiz, Stacy Kallenberg and Timothy Furey

FEATURED CELEB: Stephanie Szostak

October 09, 2010

Stephanaie Szostak at the US Open with Suelyn Farel and Sun Hi Grinnell

Stephanie Szostak...Gorgeous, warm, funny and French!! What more can we say? Oh yes, that we LOVED LOVED LOVED her in “Dinner With Schmucks.”

Hair-O-Scope - September 2010

September 15, 2010

by JF Senior Stylist David Kastin and Senior Colorist Anthony Rocanello

David KastinAnthony Rocanello

AIR: Gemini, Libra, Aquarius
work on yourself, full moon is tricky, clear the air.

Color: In this period, keeping your color the same but add little something new to your exciting color. Put some extra highlights to your color.

Style: Summer had our air signs making big changes now for fall air signs are taking it easy keep it clean, conditioned, no big changes. try new styling technique instead.

EARTH: Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn
Change, doing something out of your box, flirt.

Color: "change" when coloring for this period, add some spice. If you have been puting of that new color, do it!

Style: After going natural all summer, it's time for the earth to glam it up a bit bigger better hair with more make-up. Far fall, its time to play your glam cards. Have fun!

Fire: Aries, Leo, Sagittarius
New adventure, job change, new balance, leave things behind, luck.

Color: Do something adventurous, change is in your chart, If you have been safe with your color change it! Add some spice to your color, if not feeling too adventurous, just play with a tone of your color.

Style: For summer, you fire signs were chilling now as fall arrives its changing time. Cut it, change it, add fringe just make it something its not.

Water: Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces
Partners, love, listening, working toward goals.

Color: For this period, when coloring your hair, keep thing the way they are. Keep your color simple and healthy. Do an amazing condishioner when booking your next color, wether it's single process or highlights.

Style: if you listened in summer, you now have short hair far fall. Buck the trend to have long hair stand out, keep it short but by some warm hats for winter.

To Sun or Not to Sun

June 03, 2010

By JULIEN FAREL Senior Stylist David Kastin

David Kastin

Summer is here and if you are anything like me you will find yourself at the beach as much as possible, which means by the end of the summer your hair will be a mess from the abuse of the sun, salt and chlorine water (if your beach happens to be a pool). Worry no more, for I have discovered the Phyto Sun Line. The line features protective sprays in two strengths depending on the intensity of the sun and how long you plan on being in it. It also boasts a moisturizing gel (my favorite) which holds and hydrates your hair.  The best part Is that all three products provide UV protection. And then, last but not least, Phyto makes a gentle hydrating hair and body wash perfect for days in the sun. Now you can spend the summer at the beach and still have soft, hydrated hair and skin. PHYTO SUN LINE ... DON’T LEAVE HOME WITHOUT IT!!

Hair-O-Scope - June 2010

June 03, 2010

by JF Senior Stylist David Kastin and Senior Colorist Anthony Rocanello

David KastinAnthony Rocanello

AIR: Gemini, Libra, Aquarius
It’s make over time for our Air signs.  It’s time for a fresh new you for summer.  Try something you’ve never done before!

Your summer forecast is exciting; go bolder with your color.  If you have a single process then add some highlights.  If you have highlights, go a bit bolder for a beach-ready look.

EARTH: Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn
It's time to bring it back to what God gave you for our Earth signs. Spring/Summer is all about the natural look for both hair and make-up … except for your glamour events that is.

Your summer forecast is all about keeping your look simple with color, keep on doing with what you know but adding a new gloss on top of your color to add more shine and light.

Fire: Aries, Leo, Sagittarius
Fire signs are chillin' for the summer. No major changes should be made but don't forget to care for your hair – keep it cut, cleaned and conditioned.

Your forecast for summer is hot, bold and fun. Change color. Add lights. Keep your cut and style simple but go more daring with your color.

Water: Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces
Short, shorter and even shorter! Set yourself free for spring/summer enjoy the sun and water with a cool, no fuss short cut.

Strong, bold, chunky highlights for the blondes. When doing red, go brighter for a look that's a little hotter! For browns, add some highlights to the tips for a beach look.

Note: If swimming in heavily chlorinated pool water, wet hair down in an outdoor shower first to minimize chlorine absorption.

FEATURED CELEB: Krysten Ritter. Our fave "IT GIRL!"

May 21, 2010

Krysten Ritter is beyond gorgeous and charming and we just love her! She is becoming more of a star every time we see her! New projects include the feature film “She’s Out of My League” and “Gravity,” which airs Friday nights at 10:30pm on Starz.

Khrysten Ritter

Happy 80th Birthday Suzanne Von Liebig!

May 21, 2010

Mrs. Beth Jacobs and Mr. William Solloway hosted a lavish surprise birthday party for no. 1 JF client Suzanne Von Liebig at Doubles Club Thursday April 7th. The "Baroness," as she is affectionately called, seemed truely shocked at the 50 plus crowd of guests that flew in from far and wide. The club was transformed by event producer Albert Haje, into a gypsy themed taverna with a fortune teller and violinists.  Julien Farel wishes Suzanne the happiest 80th and looks forward to celebrating many more!

Suzanne Von Liebig

Hair-O-Scope - April 2010

April 01, 2010

by JF Senior Stylist David Kastin and Senior Colorist Anthony Rocanello

David KastinAnthony Rocanello

AIR: Gemini, Libra, Aquarius
Calling all air signs April 2010 is all about volume, big sexy bouncy curls! Roller sets, pin up sets just get some bounce, accentuated with a rich single process color or a very natural and rich tone on tone highlights, which merge together and play on the light.

EARTH: Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn
Earth signs are staying more grounded for April 2010 --- maybe cut a new fringe or grow out the one you have? Look to make minor changes even with a single process color, keeping it very soft and natural! Or try a gloss for some fabulous shine or flirty highlights with a few stronger ones around the face to enhance the fringe.

FIRE: Aries, Leo, Sagittarius  
April 2010 for fire signs are well, full of fire! Big cut changes like makeover change. Also with color be bold be strong whether it is a single process or highlights, it should be deep and rich. Lots and lots of contrast! If you are thinking about change --now is the time. If not, you should be.

WATER: Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces
Those born in the element water--- it’s all about the bob for April 2010, a classic haircut to start the warmer seasons off right --- whether it’s A-line, layers, one length or with the bangs --- it’s all about the bob! It’s with the color that you will be creative, have fun, be dramatic! A total change of base color with a single process would be just the right fit, or go blonde or red or utilize highlights with strong color to create some sexy drama.

Is a Picture Really Worth 1000 Words?

April 01, 2010

By JULIEN FAREL Senior Stylist David Kastin

David Kastin

DEFINITELY, maybe more especially given the fact that most clients have trouble putting into words exactly what they want their hair to look like! Since key words such as “short,” “long,” “red,” and  “blonde” can easily be misinterpreted, a picture will speak volumes. Therefore, a picture will give a clear idea of what it is you, the client may want.

As a hairdresser it will give me an inspiration to work off of. Although be warned: if your expectation is to match the photo exactly you may be disappointed for this is not always possible your hair may just not be able to do what is in the photo but a great hairdresser should be able to capture the feel of the photo and adjust it to what is suitable for you and your hair. So when selecting photos, be realistic and if you want to take it a step further bring in pictures of not only what you want but what you DON’T want as well! This will help your hairdresser in creating a look that you will be happy with. Remember the more information you provide, the better the result.

So the old adage that “a picture is worth a 1000 words” really is true. So start collecting your hair photos today and get the look you want!!