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How a Salon can Fix Your Damaged Hair

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If you’re trying to save a quick buck with an at home DIY hair care routine, you may be doing more harm than good. You’d be surprised how many people spend hours on the internet researching natural hair remedies, only to end up at their stylist’s door with a disaster on their head.

Don’t make the same mistakes so many often have when it comes to a DIY haircare routine. Leave your hair’s maintenance to the professionals! Your local salon has a number of solutions for beautiful, healthy hair. Whether you’ve got uncontrollable curls, a dry scalp, or brittle hair as a result of too many “natural remedies,” a hair care specialist will be able to help you get on the path to a routine that works!

Professional Hair StylistsBleach Blonde Bummers

Let’s be honest, blondes have more fun. It’s no wonder that so many people go for the bleach blonde look when it looks like that. While you’re enjoying a fair haired life, don’t forget about your hair’s overall health. Too much dyeing will fry your ends, and you’ll end up with a head of hair that’s not so sunny afterall.

Luckily, there’s a solution. Many salons offer Olaplex treatments to help keep your blonde hair strong and good-looking. Olaplex is a lifesaver for unnatural blondes; it repairs the damage done from bleaching and prevents further nightmares from happening. Ask your hair care specialist about their Olaplex options.

Dry Hair Downers

If you suffer from dry, brittle hair, it’s time to moisturize. Your local salon will have deep conditioning treatments that will revitalize the desert that’s taken root on your scalp. With high quality products that are made with repair in mind, you can let your worries wash away with a final soothing rinse by your salon specialist.

There are a wide variety of hair washing products that can work for your unique hair type. Your hair care specialist will be able to determine what kind of shampoo and conditioning treatments your hair needs to stay healthy and look beautiful.

The Curl and Frizz Struggle

If your regular battles with your brush is costing you casualties in the form of broken handles and split combs, you might want to try out a Keratin treatment. Mint Salon has a Smoothing Brazillian Blowout that will leave your hair looking and feeling smooth and sleek for up to 5 months after your service.

Blowout Smoothing Systems are very popular among the frizzy-haired world. Instead of damaging your hair with a flat iron, keratin is much more gentle and it lasts for much longer. We’ve actually gone more in-depth about blowout smoothing systems in this blog, so check it out if you’d like to know more.

Stop torturing yourself with hair care DIYs that don’t work. Your local salon has everything you need for a strong, healthy head of hair. Mint Salon offers a variety of repair services for your damaged hair, and has products in their shop to help out with your daily hair care routine. Call a professional for your hair emergencies. Schedule an appointment with Mint Salon today! 404.724.9669

5 Trending Hairstyles to Complete your Summer Look

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Spring and summer are both the time for new beginnings, blooming flowers, and sunny weather. It is also the perfect time for a fresh hairstyle to complement pretty spring and summer fashions.Hair Color Correction During the warm seasons, hairstyle trends tend to be pretty, easygoing, and a little more casual than polished autumn styles.

The most popular 2019 hairstyles suit everyone since there are so many options to choose from. We noticed five trending hair styles that will pair equally well with swimwear, a sundress, or your favorite shorts. Visit your local hair salon for a consultation.

1. Curly Bangs

Curly hair is big this year and curls and waves are always popular during the summer. Curly bangs paired curly shag look especially fashion-forward this summer. The soft layering around the face creates a flattering shape. For inspiration, think of Natasha Lyonne in Netflix’s Russian Doll. The look is a little messy and natural looking. The best hair types for this look are:

  • Naturally curly
  • Wavy

2. Long Layered “Curtain” Bangs

Another summer trend is longer wispy layered bangs. These bangs pair well with hair of just about any length. Options include wearing the bands down straight for a long curtain or to the side. Your stylist should work with your facial features to create a face-flattering fringe highlighting your eyes and cheekbones. For inspiration think of singer Camila Cabello. The best hair types for this look are:

  • Straight
  • Wavy (slight wave is ideal)

3. Baby Bangs

If long and layered isn’t right for you, perhaps short baby bangs will offer a cute yet edgy style update. These short little micro-bangs graced runways Miu Miu and Prada shows and have been spotted on stars like Emma Roberts. One fashion forward trend is to accessorize baby bangs with luxe headbands. The best hair types for this look are:

  • Straight
  • Hair that is easy to straighten

4. Tousled Layers

For summer style inspiration, go back to the 1970s. Long, relaxed layers like feathered or shag cuts look both classic and on-trend this summer. The beauty of this style is it can carry you from the beach to a night out and can be dressed up or down. The look is voluminous, soft, and casual. For inspiration think of Chrissy Teigen. The best hair types for this look are:

  • Wavy
  • Voluminous

5. A Classic Bob

A classic bob always looks chic. This season bob trends embrace an all-one-length blunt bob or a chic French bob with bangs. For movement, a subtle A-line bob is also fashion-forward. For some, a bob is a low-maintenance style while others need to use a blow-dryer and straightening iron to achieve the look. The short and mid-length style helps you stay cook yet stylish all summer long. For inspiration think of Taylor Lashae for a French-inspired bob or Sarah Paulson for a sleep, blunt bob. The best hair types for this look are:

    • Straight
    • Shiny (for a sleek look)
  • Wavy (for a textured bob)

Does your spring and summer style need a fresh style? Call today to make an appointment at the Mint Salon in Midtown, Atlanta. Our stylists would love to create your perfect summer look. Call 404-724-9669 to schedule an appointment.

The Importance of a Good Haircut

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Whether you have short, long or medium-length hair, it’s important you schedule consistent haircut appointments. Regular haircuts and trims will keep you hair healthy and make you feel better,

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too. There are many other options you can receive at the hair salon when you visit for a haircut appointment. These include changing your hairstyle, adding various color options to your hair, as well as getting it shampooed and dried. A trip to the hair salon should be fun, and it definitely is in Midtown Atlanta. After getting your hair washed, cut, and dried, you can visit various shops and restaurants downtown. Schedule your next haircut appointment with a friend and make a day trip out of it.

Haircut History

Haircuts and hairstyles date back to ancient civilizations in countries like Egypt, Greece, China, The Western World, and more. Although during this time period, there were not local hair salons, there were definitely popular hairstyles. Overtime, these haircuts and styles have changed into what we see today. While women in Western civilizations were encouraged to hide their hair with barbettes, veils, and hairnets, today women are encouraged to try different hairstyles and to be creative. Today, you can color your hair almost any color imaginable. Hairstyles have changed over the centuries as we have realized it’s important to get your hair cut regularly.

Health Benefits

Having a good haircut is healthy for you and your hair. By getting rid of your dead and split ends, it allows your hair to grow at a stronger and faster rate. Having healthy hair will keep you from going bald at an early age, while also making it shine and easier to style. It’s important you look and feel your best, and what better way than by getting a good haircut? If you use products like a hair straightener or curling iron daily, it can damage your hair and you may need more frequent haircuts than usual. Make sure your hairstylist is aware of how long your dead or split ends are and can get rid of them all. After your haircut, take good care of your hair to prevent further damage.

Other Benefits

Of course, a good haircut has other benefits, too. Meeting with your hairstylist allows you to get out of the house and socialize. Getting a haircut also allows you to think about what kind of hairstyle you want. Having healthy hair and a new style will make you feel good about yourself, and prepare you for the world’s inevitable changes. It’s good to change things up every once in awhile. A good haircut or a new hairstyle will catch people’s attention and help get you noticed if you are trying to land a new job or attract a certain someone. A new haircut is always a good idea.

If you are looking for a hair salon in Midtown Atlanta, visit Mint Salon. Specializing in women and men’s cuts, our salon offers various services including cuts, colors, highlights, smoothing systems, hair waxing, wedding hairstyles, and more. Enjoy your day afterwards by visiting one of Midtown’s restaurants or other things to do. Call today to schedule an appointment. 404.724.9669


How a Blowout Smoothing System Works

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Do you long for sleek smooth hair? Yet, the humidity turns your naturally curly locks into frizzy hair. You straighten your hair using a flat iron, but it is damaging your hair. If any of that sounds familiar, a blowout smoothing system, like a Brazilian Blowout, may be your solution.

All over the world, women with frizzy hair seeking smooth hair visit the hair salon for a Brazilian Blowout. A blowout results in smooth, shiny, straight hair that lasts 6 weeks. A blowout isn’t just for curly hair though; straight frizzy hair also benefits since a blowout smoothing system offers a smoother, sometimes thicker look similar to a salon blowout.

Brazilian Blowout

What is a blowout smoothing system?

A Brazilian Blowout is the best-known example of a blowout smoothing system. The process smooths and straightens the hair without damaging the hair follicles. A stylist bonds proteins to the outer layer of the hair.

A couple popular options for blowout smoothing include a Natural Keratin Smoothing Treatment, an Express Blowout, and a Brazilian Blowout. All three result in silky smooth hair, there are a few key differences:

  • Natural Keratin Smoothing Treatment – During this process the stylist applies a product that locks out frizz-causing humidity and reduces curl by sealing keratin into the cuticle. The results last up to five months depending on how fast your hair grows. The downside is that you need to keep the product in your hair for 72 hours according to your stylist’s instructions.
  • Express Blow Out – This is a faster way to smooth and straighten the hair. The process takes just an hour and you only need to leave the product in your hair for eight hours. Express Blowout results last up to six weeks.
  • Brazilian Blowout – This is similar to the Express Blow Out as the process lasts 90 minutes. Brazilian Blowout results typically last 11-12 weeks depending on how well you maintain your hair. The treatment is cumulative and tends to last longer with repeat treatments. Ask your stylist for personalized recommendations, but you typically return to your normal life once your stylist completes your Brazilian Blowout.

The best procedure for you varies depending on your needs and budget. Talk with an experienced stylist to see which option best suits your style.

What products are used during the treatment?

Clients often ask about the products used during a blowout smoothing treatment. The exact answer varies depending on the process. All blowout smoothing systems start with a clarifying shampoo since you must start with thoroughly clean hair.

Other key ingredients include keratin, protein, or amino acids since a big part of the process is to bond proteins to the outer layer of the hair.

Most smoothing processes release small amounts of a gas called formaldehyde. Many quality blowout systems release small amounts of formaldehyde similar to the amount released from nail polish. OSHA issued guidelines to protect the safety of the stylists, salon staff and clients. Make sure you choose a hair salon that is OSHA compliant, such as Mint Salon in Midtown, Atlanta.

What to do before your blowout smoothing

If you plan to color, perm, or straighten your hair then do it before your blowout smoothing treatment. If you use different hair care professionals for your treatments, be sure to inform each of your plans.

Some smoothing treatments like a Brazilian Blowout can brighten or intensify color treated hair. Many people love the look since the blowout intensifies shine, smoothness, and slightly boosts the color. However, your stylist needs to know prior that you are getting a blowout treatment, so he or she can make any necessary adaptations.

Maintaining your straight, shiny, smooth hair

Your post-treatment instructions vary by the treatment. For example, if you have a Brazilian Blowout you can immediately return to normal activities. On the other hand, a Natural Keratin Smoothing Treatment requires that you wait 72 hours before shampooing your hair. Be sure to follow the specific instructions from your stylist.

Also, ask your stylist for tips on how to protect your new style. Usually, you will need to use sodium and sulfate-free products so be sure to ask which shampoo, conditioner, and styling products help maintain your style for longer.

The key to a successful blowout smoothing treatment is finding a skilled stylist at the right hair salon. Mint Salon gives Midtown Atlanta residents the smooth, shiny hair they desire. Schedule an appointment with one of our skilled stylists. Call 404-724-9669


Top Summer 2017 Hair Trends

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Top Summer 2017 Hair Trends

hair styles for summerYou’re planning your next getaway girl’s trip to Atlanta. You are stopping by the coffee shop, Ponce City Market, or even the Cat Café. Your girlfriends suggest going to the hair salon—which is a great idea! What better way to relax than having your hair shampooed, dried, and played with? But, the big question is, “What do I do to my hair?”

You’ve been busy lately with work and trying to eat healthy, and haven’t had much time to keep up with the newest trends on Pinterest. Fear no more—Here are five of the top summer 2017 hair trends.

  1. Baylayage
    No more looking like a skunk with highlights from the 90s—a baylayage treatment will give your hair a natural sun-kissed tone. Baylayage works great for blondes, brunettes, and red heads as well as short, medium, and long hair lengths. If you have a hair appointment at the salon, ask your hair stylist to curl your hair, as this style is most popularly associated with thick, strong curls. Adding layers will also give this style a pretty appearance and bring out the different tones in your hair color.
  2. Eclipting
    This new hair style invented by Aveda’s Ian Michael Black uses contrasting hair colors to emphasize certain aspects of your facial features. The same idea applies for make up when contouring your face. Your hair stylist can add a variety of colors and tones to help your eyes stand out, make your face look thinner, or to compliment your smile.
  3. Down-The-Middle
    Did you know research shows “attractiveness” is related to how symmetrical your features are? Ditch the side part you’ve had for ten years and start parting your hair down the middle. The hair salon can do this easily for you as well as trim, cut, and add layers to your hair to give you a feisty summer look. Double takes start… now!
  4. Soft Waves
    In the Atlanta summer heat, it is almost impossible to keep your hair in tight curls. Soft waves take less time to curl and will give you a natural, beachy look that is perfect for summer! Add some lighter colors to your hair, and you are a perfect summer beach goddess.
  5. Funky Colors
    Times are changing and traditional hair styles and colors are, too. If you are feeling feisty, try adding a few splashes of neon pink, purple or blue to your ends. You may also want to try a trendy favorite, platinum blonde. This color is super shiny, almost grey, and very stylish. Adding these colors to your hair will take several treatments, because your hair must be bleached white first (or else the colors will not work properly.) Make sure you have all day or more if you want to invest in a funky color.

Book your next appointment at Mint Salon, voted the #1 hair salon in Midtown, Atlanta. Mint Salon specializes in all types of cuts, colors, and treatments, as well as hair smoothing systems and Brazilian waxes.

Call today at 404.724.9669

The Making of A Beautiful Bride

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Check out these awesome photos at Mint Salon preparing for very special day.

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How to Create a New You

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People are always growing and changing as individuals. Even if you like the person you are and love your look, it is sometimes nice to transform. Like a butterfly bursting out of a cocoon, becoming a new you takes something that was once beautiful and makes it incredible.

This business of transformation can seem intimidating at first. Changing yourself can seem like a daunting task. Once you pinpoint those areas that you would like to change within your life, let go of the old and welcome the new. Your life is full of chapters. As one closes and another opens, it is but just another adventure that is meant for you to enjoy. Get excited about the future and the person you will be, inside and out. Are you ready to create a new you? Here are some tips to help you out.

Learn a New Skill

Branch out and take on a new skill or hobby. Perhaps find something that you have never thought of before, like fencing, watercolors or flag football. There is an abundance of activities in the world that you can enjoy. The hobbies that you love to devote your time towards are often a defining characteristic of who you are. If you want to create a new you, learning a new skill is a fun and effective place to start.

Eat Healthier

Most all people in the Atlanta area could benefit from eating better. Even if you have a relatively healthy diet, look into learning new recipes or eating foods that are packed with rich nutrients. Perhaps you could consider completing a detox and riding your body of all the harmful toxins. This is also a great way to symbolically cast out the remnants of the old you and happily welcome the new.

Find Things to Appreciate

Life gets hard and stressful, so much so that you often forget to be appreciative of the many things that you love in your life. Transform to a new person from within by taking the time to reflect on everything that brings you joy each day. If you have ever struggled with remaining positive, this is a great way to go from being someone who is anxious and troubled, to a person who is fulfilled and content.


Exercise might seem like a grueling task for some people, but there are so many ways that you can pick up or increase your exercise routine to fit your lifestyle and personality. Take your dog for a walk, go for a run down the beach, do a few squats in your living room or mow the grass out in your yard — all constitute as exercise. Physical activity helps to relieve stress, and exercising often leads to goals and accomplishments, which builds confidence.

Visit the Salon

No transformation is complete without a new look. Go to your local salon and let a professional stylist give you a fresh haircut and makeover. You will feel like a new person who is ready to take on the world. For more information, visit our services page or contact a representative at Mint Salon today.

5 Reasons Men Should Go to a Professional Stylist

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5 Reasons Men Should Go to a Professional Stylist

For some strange reason, many men have always seemed put off or intimidated by the thought of having a haircut at a professional salon. What is so nerve wracking about a person who is a professional in their craft giving you a great haircut? Back in the older days, men strictly went to barber shops for their haircuts, but changing times have seen a shift in clientele and what men are looking for in a great business experience. The simple truth is that a professional stylist at a salon can provide you with a great look at a very fair price. Leave your preconceived notions and expectations behind; here are 5 reasons men should go to a professional stylist.

1. They Know What They are Talking About
Unlike barbers in your local barber shop, professional men’s stylist is up to date on all the recent fashion trends, as well as the dos and don’ts of hair care. They will be able to provide you with a haircut that fits well with your current occupation, as well as your unique personality. You can be certain that the advice that you are given is legitimate. A stylist’s life often revolves around the fashion scene and it is a true passion. These are highly educated, well-versed individuals that know what they are talking about.

2. More Options
Men can often get more options for styles at a salon. This is because professional stylists who work in these facilities are brave and innovative. They use their imaginations to provide clients with excellent services that will have clients making regular appointments.

3. Men Need Pampering, Too
Pampering is not just reserved for the ladies. Going to a professional stylist will make you feel relaxed and worthy of great treatment. Visiting a salon is more than just a trip to have your haircut. It is an entire experience that is brought to you by a professional stylist.

4. Social Benefits
When you look your best, people are more likely to trust you and want to stand in your social circle. The reality is that people do judge a book by its cover, and you should illustrate yours wisely. To have a successful social life, it is best to use a professional stylist. Your stylist will give you a look that helps you to be an approachable person with a thriving social lifestyle.

5. Professional Benefits
Going to a professional stylist at your local Atlanta salon is beneficial in the job market as well. Those who look their best are more likely to be considered for jobs and promotions. Having great style helps you to be confident, which translates to your work and causes you to be very productive.
Going to a professional stylist can benefit men in many ways. If you are ready for your next haircut, or would like more information, visit our services page or contact a representative at Mint Salon today.

How to Talk to Your Stylist about Hair Tinting

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You are tired of your hair’s look. The color makes you wonder who the person in the mirror is. The style, well, what exactly is it?  After hours spent on Pinterest and other sites looking at new hairstyles, you have decided that the answer is hair tinting, and perhaps a new style. So, you gather up your research and head to the salon.

However, as you make your way to the salon, you are faced with another conundrum, how on earth do you talk to your stylist about hair tinting rather than merely coloring? After all, you have decided that traditional coloring every 4 to 6 weeks is just not enough.  To come in and ask for tinting rather than color, could be somewhat awkward. So, how do take the plunge and make the change?  Here are a few tips.

  1. Timing – Getting your hair cut and colored is rather common, but that doesn’t mean you should spring it on your hairstylist. When you make the appointment, be sure to tell them what you are considering. If you know the color you want, now is the time to tell them so that they can have the supplies needed available.
  2. Be kind – Don’t talk down to your stylist as though you know more about hair tinting than they do. They are the professional, and with each cut, color, tinting, etc. they are putting their reputation on the line. However, they should listen to your concerns and questions.
  3. Have a picture – Let your stylist know that what you would like the final color to look like, but also understand that every person’s hair is different – even with a tint, you may not be able to get hair exactly like Jennifer Anniston’s!
  4. Plan for the day – Although typically not as lengthy a process as a color, having your hair tinted does take time. Arrive on time so that your hairstylist can have plenty of time to accomplish the task. Your stylist is not there to just meet your needs, they have lives, too.
  5. Ask questions – Be sure to ask any questions you may have about hair tinting before the process is begun. If you are still in the “considering phase” for tinting your hair, see if you can arrange a consultation with your stylist and learn as much as possible.
  6. Be flexible – While your stylist would like to be able to promise that your hair tinting will look exactly as you want. However, your hair’s chemistry make up and previous hair colorings can affect how the hair tinting will work. Your hairstylist can often give you an idea of what to expect once the tint has been applied.

Hair tinting is a more permanent option than hair coloring and is often the best solution to getting an up to date look. But, if you are new to the world of hair tinting, take the time to talk to your stylist before making the change. Remember, your hairstylist is human just like you, and not a fairy godparent.  You need to be clear in your description of what you want the cut and tinting to look like. Then, get ready to see the new you! Hair tinting is a great way to discover the YOU that you are looking for! Talk to the pros at Mint Salon today to learn how hair tinting can give you the look you have always wanted.

5 Reasons Skincare Is Important for Men

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For many years, it seemed that taking steps to minimize the appearance of aging was strictly a woman’s attitude. This should not be the case. Today, many men are discovering that they can reduce the signs of aging simply by starting a regimen of skincare practices. Consequently, there are more products than ever geared toward helping men in their skincare routine.

However, if you are still of the mindset that a skin care routine is strictly for the fairer sex, then you may be interested to learn the following 5 reasons why skincare is important for men.

Protection against Signs of Age

Just walk down the aisle of any drugstore, health and beauty aids department, or even a salon and you will find a plethora of lotions, soaps, gels, scrubs and face washes designed specifically for a man’s skin. Surprised? Don’t be. After all, while skin is skin, because men don’t typically use makeup, their skin has little protection from the elements. This lack of protection means that when their skin begins to age, it does so at a quicker rate and it shows more easily than women’s skin does.

So what can you do? Rather than waiting until your skin shows signs of age, start using skin care products- especially moisturizers, at an earlier age. This will aid in maintaining the skin’s elasticity and keep it smooth to the touch. In most cases, an all-natural, oil-based moisturizer is recommended because it adds nutrients to the skin.


For many men, shaving is part of the daily routine. And while shaving may be a preferred part of grooming and aids in exfoliating, it is also a key contributor to weakening the skin’s moisture barrier. In addition, men have more neuro-receptors than women, so their skin is more easily irritated.  To combat against this, use a skin cleaner, toner and moisturizer designed specifically for your skin type. You can also protect your skin, as well as slow down the signs of aging, by shaving in the direction your hair naturally grows with a multi-blade razor, which will also give you a faster and closer shave, and decrease bumps, cuts and ingrown hairs. For those men who do not shave, it should be noted that having a beard actually protects your skin from the elements and will help minimize dryness.

Thick Skin

Did you know that a man’s skin is as much as 30% thicker than a woman’s? This means that the skincare products used must be stronger so that it can penetrate to the deeper levels of the skin – not just the surface. Opt for a cleanser designed specifically for men that does not contain soap because it will wash off easily, is not as irritating and will not dry out your skin.

Sun Protection

Although skin cancer is not specific to one gender or the other, men are actually more susceptible. This is because most women use cosmetics that have added SPF, or make up products that are mineral based with a natural SPF. Thanks to the beauty products used, women protect their skin from risk of sunburn and skin cancer. A good moisturizer that contains SPF and applied daily will protect your skin.

The XY Factor

Because men usually have more testosterone than women do, their skin produces more oil; however, they also have smaller oil glands, so it is more difficult for their skin to absorb fluids. Using a skincare product specific to men will result in cleaner, healthier skin that is less oily. To ensure that your skin is kept hydrated, you should also use an aftershave that contains a moisturizer such as aloe vera, jojoba oil, sunflower seed oil, hemp seed oil or coconut oil, and is alcohol-free.

A basic skincare routine that includes products specifically for men is a great way to have great looking, younger skin. If you are eager to learn how to have healthier, younger looking skin, talk to one of the pros at Mint Salon and learn what products we have to help.


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