Celebrating Our Fabulous Team This Women’s Month

As we celebrate Women’s Month, it’s a perfect time to shine a spotlight on the incredible women behind The Factory, whose dedication, talent, and passion make our salon the success it is today. Each member of our team not only continues to elevate their craft through monthly education but also generously gives back to their communities. Balancing the roles of mothers—whether to four-legged fur babies or children—and full-time professionals, they embody the spirit of empowerment and creativity.

• Gaby, our skilled esthetician and front desk team member, seamlessly blends her expertise in beauty with exceptional customer service, ensuring every client feels welcomed and pampered.

• Chelsea, known as our ‘keeper of fires’ at the front desk, is the heartbeat of our salon, keeping everything running smoothly with her organizational prowess and warm smile.

• Alexandra, our extension specialist, transforms looks with her incredible talent and vision, making every client feel their most beautiful and confident.

• Erin, dubbed our balayage queen, creates magic with her color brush, customizing each look to highlight the unique beauty of her clients.

• Mya, our creative stylist, pushes boundaries with innovative styles and techniques, constantly inspiring us with her artistic flair.

• Irina, our fashion queen, brings the latest trends and styles from the runway to our salon, ensuring our clients are always in vogue.

• Alex, our rising superstar, impresses with her dedication and skill, promising a bright future in the beauty industry.

• Jimena, our social media maven and lover of all, connects us with our beloved community, sharing our passion and creations with the world.

• Kaye, our wellness queen, reminds us of the importance of self-care and well-being, incorporating holistic beauty practices into our services.

• Nikki, our team leader and visionary, guides us with her wisdom, creativity, and leadership, constantly inspiring us to strive for excellence and innovation.

This Women’s Month, we celebrate these remarkable women who bring their all to The Factory. Their commitment to their craft and to nurturing a supportive and vibrant salon culture makes our space a sanctuary for beauty and wellness. Here’s to our team, who not only make The Factory what it is but also enriches the lives of those around them.

Product Spotlight: K18 The Key to Lustrous Locks for Spring/Summer

As we transition into the brighter, warmer days of spring and summer, many of us are considering lightening our hair to match the season’s sunny rays. However, before taking the plunge into lighter shades, it’s crucial to prioritize your hair health. That’s where K18 comes into play, a revolutionary product that’s taking the haircare world by storm. In this feature, we delve into the wonders of K18 and why it’s a must-have for those eyeing a lighter hair color for the upcoming seasons.
 Why K18 for Lighter Hair? 
Lightening hair can be a stressful process, often leading to damage. Bleaching strips hair of its natural moisture and can weaken its structure, making it prone to breakage, frizz, and dryness. K18 mitigates these issues by restoring the hair’s strength and elasticity. By using K18 before and after lightening treatments, you can achieve the desired light shade while maintaining the integrity and health of your hair. 
The Benefits of K18 
 1. Deep Repair: Penetrates the inner layers of hair to repair broken keratin chains, reversing damage from bleach, color, chemical services, and heat. 
 2. Lasting Strength: With continued use, K18 leaves hair stronger and more resilient against future damage. 
 3. Restored Softness and Elasticity: Brings back the natural softness, smoothness, and bounce of hair, making it feel like new. 
 4. Suitable for All Hair Types: Whether you have fine, coarse, curly, or straight hair, K18 works universally. 
How to Use K18 
Incorporating K18 into your haircare routine is simple. Start with a clarifying shampoo to remove any build-up, skip the conditioner, and then apply K18 Leave-In Molecular Repair Hair Mask. Leave it on for four minutes before styling as usual. For best results, use K18 every four to six shampoos, adjusting based on the frequency of hair washing and the level of damage. 
 Preparing for the Lighter Days Ahead As we approach spring and summer, considering a lighter hair color is on many of our minds. With K18, you can confidently embrace lighter shades, knowing your hair is protected and revitalized. By investing in the health of your hair with K18, you’re not just preparing for a seasonal trend; you’re ensuring the long-term vitality and beauty of your locks. 
 K18 is more than just a product; it’s a protective measure and treatment for anyone looking to go lighter this spring/summer. By fortifying the hair from within, K18 ensures that your journey to lighter hair is both stylish and healthy. Visit us at the salon to learn more about K18 and how it can transform your hair care routine.

Spring Trend Alert

As the seasons change, so do our hairstyles. This spring, it’s all about transformation and embracing new looks. From voluminous blowouts to chic bobs, here are four trend alerts to keep you stylishly ahead. 

1. Bouncy Butterfly Blow Out

The butterfly blowout is HUGE this spring, offering a nod to the voluminous styles of the past with a modern twist. It’s characterized by soft, bouncy waves that frame the face, giving the illusion of a butterfly’s wings. Perfect for those who want to add volume and movement to their hair, this blowout uses round brushing techniques to lift the roots and create a fluttering effect. 

2. Sleek, One-Length Bobs

This classic cut is all about precision and minimalism, offering a sharp, clean line that ends just above the shoulders. It’s a versatile style that works with just about every face shape, giving a timeless and sophisticated edge to your look. The one-length bob is striking when styled straight, allowing its blunt edges to make a statement. Whether you opt for a center part or a side sweep, this chic cut will turn heads this spring.

3. Knotty Top Knots
Inspired by the iconic ‘90s look of Cher in “Clueless,” knotty top knots are back. This playful, yet elegant style is perfect for those days when you want to keep your hair out of your face but still look put-together. It’s all about creating a high, twisted knot that sits atop the head, adding a touch of sophistication to your everyday style. To achieve this look, gather your hair into a high ponytail, you can twist it into a bun, and secure it with pins. Pull a few strands loose for a relaxed vibe, or keep it sleek and tight for a more polished appearance.
4. Extensions for Days
For those seeking length and volume, hair extensions are the go-to solution this spring. They’re not just for adding length; they can also introduce color, texture, and volume, offering endless possibilities to experiment with new styles. Whether you prefer clip-ins, sew-ins, or tape-ins, extensions can instantly transform your look. They allow for dramatic changes without the commitment, letting you experiment with everything from mermaid-length locks to full-bodied waves. Embrace this trend to achieve your dream hair in minutes.
This spring, the hair trends are all about versatility and personal expression. Whether you prefer the voluminous butterfly blowout, the chic simplicity of a one-length bob, the playful knotty top knot, or the transformative power of extensions, there’s something for everyone. Visit our salon to refresh your look and step into the season with style!

Your Beauty Questions Answered!

Thank you to everyone who has embraced our new Q&A segment by submitting your beauty and grooming questions. We’ve received a fantastic array of questions, and it’s clear that there’s a lot of curiosity and eagerness to learn in our community.

If your question is not featured this time, we may address it in future editions. We’re here to ensure that every question finds its answer, and we’re excited to explore this beauty adventure with you. Stay curious and keep asking.

Q1: Is it safe to straighten my hair when it’s wet? 
 A: Straightening wet hair is a no-go. Applying high heat to damp hair causes the water in the strands to turn into steam, leading to potential hair damage like breakage and split ends. Always dry your hair completely before straightening. Using a heat protectant product can shield your hair from damage, enhance the straightening process, and result in a smoother finish.
Q2: Do I need specific products for my hair type when straightening it?
 A: Absolutely! Choosing the right product for your hair type can make a big difference in the outcome of straightening. For thick or coarse hair, use a product that offers higher heat protection and hydration. For fine hair, opt for a lightweight spray that won’t weigh your hair down. This ensures protection against heat damage and helps achieve the best results.
 Q3: For thick hair that tangles easily, is it advisable to wet it and apply detangling spray before brushing?
 A: Yes, that’s a great approach. For thick, tangle-prone hair, lightly wetting your hair and using a detangling spray can significantly ease the brushing process. Start detangling from the ends and gradually work your way up to the roots to minimize breakage and discomfort. This method helps to gently remove knots and makes hair more manageable. 
  Q4: Can I use “ethnic” hair products, even if I’m not of that ethnicity? 
 A: Hair products are designed to meet specific hair needs and types, not necessarily ethnicities. If an “ethnic” product meets the requirements of your hair type, texture, or condition, you can certainly use it. For example, if you have very curly or coarse hair, products designed for ethnic hair can be beneficial as they often provide the moisture and control needed for such hair types.

How to Take Part

Submitting your questions is easy! Send us an email at [email protected] with the subject line “Factory Newsletter Q&A”.

Nebula Hair Show: What A Success!

We are overjoyed to report that the Nebula Hair Show on February 17th was a phenomenal success, raising close to $10,000 for a cause dear to our hearts. The support and generosity you showed have significantly contributed to the work of CASA, highlighting the importance of advocacy for children in the foster care system. The event was a showcase of beauty, art, music, and compassion. We are grateful to everyone who joined us, creating an atmosphere of kindness and community spirit that made the night unforgettable. 
Thanks to your ticket purchases and donations, we have been able to impact the lives of children in need. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to all who took part, whether by attending, purchasing tickets, or donating. Your kind heartedness fueled the success of this event.
We’re attaching photos showcasing the event’s highlights.
Thank you once again for your continued support and dedication to bettering the lives of children in foster care.
Your kindness and generosity are making a world of difference, and we look forward to building on this success in our future endeavors.

The Factory's Newest Coffee Bar

We’re thrilled to announce our latest addition at The Factory: a brand-new coffee bar, complete with yummy syrups, delicious snacks, and a curated assortment of teas, all perfect for savoring while you’re processing or waiting for your stylist. But that’s not all – we’re here to cater to every taste, offering beer, wine, both hard and regular seltzers, and a variety of regular sodas. Because at The Factory, we believe it’s always 5 o’clock somewhere. 
Whether you’re in the mood for a caffeine boost, a soothing tea, or looking to relax with a glass of wine, we’ve got you covered. Our selection of gourmet syrups will elevate your coffee and tea experience, and our assortment of tasty snacks is sure to delight your taste buds. So why wait? 
Come relax and unwind at The Factory today, where good vibes, great flavors, and exceptional hair and skin care meet. We can’t wait to welcome you to your new favorite spot for leisure, pampering, and the ultimate in beauty experiences!

New Faces at The Factory

As we embrace change and growth at The Factory, we’re excited to share some wonderful news with our community.
 Alexandra, who has been going through our apprenticeship program, is about to start her transition to the salon floor, ready to bring her talent and passion directly to you. 
 With this transition, it’s our pleasure to introduce two new faces joining our team: Harper and Janet. These talented individuals are stepping in as our newest assistants, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to welcome them aboard.