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2018 Hairstyles & Color For 2018 Videos

Posted on 04-23-2018

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New Hairstyles 2018

Posted on 04-23-2018

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New Hairstyles 2018

Posted on 04-23-2018

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2018 Time For A New You

Posted on 04-23-2018

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Ian Has Moved!

Posted on 07-17-2017

Ian no longer at the Bewell Salon, which has closed.  He has moved to the beautiful recently remodeled Salon Excel located at 4207 S.  Tamiami in the same plaza as Ace Hardware, Ya...

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Why My Color Is Better: Another Reason

Posted on 06-19-2017

   Colorists working in large salons are often hampered by the fact that the salon uses just one brand of color. The colorists abilities are therefore  limited by his choices.  ...

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What's New At the Hair Show 2017

Posted on 06-08-2017

   Just got back from the big annual Premiere Hair Show in Orlando. All my clients want to know; “What’s new, what’s in…?” The answer is now more than ev...

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Please Send Selfies of Your New Do!

Posted on 05-22-2017

I am a terrible photographer and  don’t usually have the time  to take pictures of your new do so please send me a pic of your hair. And SMILE! Thanks....

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The Problem With Red Hair Color

Posted on 05-22-2017

   In the past I have avoided doing red tints because to date NO manufacturer produces a red that does not fade.  The worst ones fade to a clown-like orange. Despite these facts, there ...

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Please help me with my social media. Willing to Pay

Posted on 10-31-2016

Confession: While I am a great hairstylist- I know nothing about social media. Anyone who can help me with my Facebook business page please contact me at ianorth@yahoo.com. Every other hair stylist ha...

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Hair Products

Posted on 08-02-2016

 I have no loyalty to any line of products. I am loyal to my clients only. If I should sell you a product and it doesn’t work for you - return it for a full refund. Quite a few my client...

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Which Brand of Hair Color Is Best In Sarasota

Posted on 08-02-2016

Which Brand of Color Does Ian Use? Ask twelve stylists to name the “best brand of hair color” and you will likely get twelve different answers. I use many different brands of color d...

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Healthy Hair - Know Your Cuticle

Posted on 06-27-2016

 The cuticle is the outer layer of your hair. If you look at healthy hair under a microscope it looks like shingles on a house - flat and tight. To the naked eye the tightly closed cuticle gi...

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Hair Products: What To Use

Posted on 06-27-2016

 I have no loyalty to any line of products. I am loyal to my clients only. If I should sell you a product and it doesn’t work for you - return it for a full refund. Quite a few my clients ...

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The Lob also known as The New Long Bob

Posted on 06-20-2016

    Many women are bored wearing their hair long with no style to it. That’s why the hottest hairstyle right now in 2016, is the Lob, also known as the long or angled  bob. T...

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Clients Send Selfies

Posted on 06-17-2016

I don’t usually have the time or to take pictures of your new do so please send me a pic of your hair. And SMILE! Thanks. Here’s Holly...

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Thick Hair

Posted on 06-09-2016

Not everyone knows how to cut thick hair. It’s one of the most difficult challenges facing any stylist, far more difficult than thin hair. Many stylists think they can simply “thin it.&rdq...

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Hair For Tennis, Golf, Swim

Posted on 06-09-2016

Active lifestyles require unfussy hairstyles that can move – that don’t need to be in one fixed position to look right. With the Wake & Shake, I blow and I cut, blow and c...

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Long Hair And the Wake & Shake

Posted on 06-09-2016

Long hair needs to be trimmed  at least once every 8 weeks to prevent split ends from traveling up the hair shaft.  While a true Wake & Shake cut is not possible if the hair falls t...

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Why My New Color Technology Is Best: STEAM

Posted on 06-09-2016

The advantages of processing color with a hair steamer are: color deposits far more deeply – all the way to the root of the hair – the hair is far more saturated with color. My colors don&...

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Hair 2018: What’s In Style Right Now

Posted on 06-09-2016

Colors are getting bolder, more dramatic. This means much more contrast. Hair is being worn messy/tousled. To get the tousled look product is needed – sometimes a lot. For that beachy look, you ...

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What Makes A Master Colorist

Posted on 06-09-2016

In 1995, upon graduating from cosmetology school, I took a position at the Yellow Strawberry Salon as an assistant/apprentice to then owner and Head Colorist for the salon: Louis Fernandez. For almost...

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The Truth About Tipping In Salons

Posted on 06-09-2016

Many people have heard that it is improper to tip the owner of the salon. This is especially true in a large salon where the owner has one assistant apply color, then possibly another do the shampoo a...

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Vidal Sassoon, Precision Hair Cutting & Beyond

Posted on 06-09-2016

Vidal Sassoon revolutionized the art of hair  when he came up with his system for precision  hair cutting. What most people don’t realize is that over the years every cosmetology schoo...

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“Wow – best hair color in Sarasota”

Posted on 06-09-2016

The response to the new Steam Color has been incredible. Everyone has commented on how deeply saturated the colors are; so rich and yet so gentle to the hair.  Thank you to all my clients for tel...

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2018: Is the Pixie Cut Back In Style ?

Posted on 06-09-2016

O.K. let me admit right up front; I am not a fan of short hair – but whether I like it or not the “pixie cut” is very much back in style . Unfortunately , it never went out of st...

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Location In Sarasota, Florida

Posted on 06-09-2016

Ian works out of the Bewell Salon at 4333 S. Tamiami Trail a quarter mile south of Trader Joe’s on the same side of the street. In the same plaza as the Big & Tall shop, between the north si...

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Easy To Wear Celebrity Hairstyles For the Mature Woman

Posted on 06-09-2016

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Real People wearing the Wake & Shake

Posted on 06-09-2016

I am going to start posting real clients wearing the Wake & Shake on YouTube so that you can see what my work looks like. On the right here you see Sydney Davis at home after shampooing and NO ...

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The Hottest Hairstyle Right Now

Posted on 06-09-2016

I just returned from the big Premiere Beauty show. The hottest cut shown was the A-line graduated bob. It was shown at various lengths bo...

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The Wake and Shake Concept

Posted on 06-09-2016

The Wake & Shake(tm) is not one particular style but a different approach to cutting hair. Like most hairstylists, Ian begins the cut as a precision haircut (Ian is Vidal Sassoon trained) but ...

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Is Your Hair Making You Look Fatter?

Posted on 06-09-2016

I am going to assume if your are reading this then you have a weight problem. The most common mistake that I see women that have weight issues make is wearing their hair too long. Look in the mirror. ...

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The True Cost of a Hair Cut – Style

Posted on 06-09-2016

From time to time, I get a phone call and the first thing I am asked is, “How much does it cost?” These people never book an appointment with me. They go to cut rate salons and their hair...

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2018 Wake & Shake Telephone # 941 356 0295

Posted on 06-09-2016

A few seasonal clients who were using the old telephone number 941 921 6068 returned and were concerned when they dialed that number and heard it was no longer in service. That number was an old landl...

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The Wake & Shake Cut: It’s Not For Everyone

Posted on 06-09-2016

The other day I was at a party at a friends home and overheard a woman whom I did not know say, “my hair would never wake and shake…” What? I thought to myself. How does she know...

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The Importance of the Right Hairstyle

Posted on 06-09-2016

We all know that a good cut is meant to look good but what do we mean by that? The function of a good cut or style is to enhance the appearance of your face. This means that what looks right for one p...

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Fear Of The Wake & Shake

Posted on 06-09-2016

I can’t say exactly how many times I’ve heard from new clients, “I’ve been carrying your ad around since last year…” But I hear it again and again. I believe the r...

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A Better Men’s Cut: Rock Star Or Businessman

Posted on 06-09-2016

Whether you’re an indie rocker or a partner at your law firm, a man needs a cut that looks natural; that doesn’t have that raw freshly cut look that needs two weeks to grow out before you ...

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Best Value Blow Dryer vs. new Dyson

Posted on 06-09-2016

Update: I had the Dyson which with shipping cost me $429.00. And I sent it back. While it was beter balanced than my current dryer, it was far heavier. Furthermore, it did not dry any better. The only...

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Problem Hair: An Honest Evaluation

Posted on 06-09-2016

In the course of almost twenty years I have seen and handled every type of hair. The most common complaint I hear is: “I have fine limp hair.” This is not a problem. If you have enough ...

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Yet Another Blog About the Best Color Ever

Posted on 06-09-2016

In the 19 years I have been doing hair, Steam Color is the first significant advance in technology I’ve seen. Whether light or dark, the colors penetrate so deeply into the hair they appear tota...

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Are You Allergic To Hair Color?

Posted on 06-09-2016

I get quite a few calls from women who say they are extremely allergic to hair color. If you have any concerns regarding an allergic reaction, I urge you to drop by and have a free”patch test.&r...

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Frame Your Face / Change Your Life

Posted on 06-09-2016

Have you ever noticed how much the right frame can add to a piece of art? A painting without a frame never seems quite as important or good as one with a frame. And it needs to be the right frame &nda...

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Curly Hair

Posted on 06-09-2016

Cutting curly hair is completely different than cutting straight or even wavy hair . The initial cut must be done on clean dry hair. To cut curly hair one must truly carve the shape. To begin much of ...

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Rich Dimensional Color: Salon vs Home

Posted on 06-09-2016

Professional Hair Color Versus Home Hair Color There are a number of advantages to profession salon hair color versus home hair. Besides the obvious that it looks better – and if you say the ...

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Professional Hair Color Versus Home Hair Color

Posted on 06-09-2016

There are a number of advantages to profession salon hair color versus home hair. Besides the obvious that it looks better – and if you say the color you’ve gotten in a salon was nothing s...

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Bring A Friend And Save

Posted on 06-09-2016

Bring a friend and you’ll both  save $10. Must show proof of residency . Snowbirds may show utility bill. Both parties must confirm their appointment by telephone. At least one of you must ...

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What about fine limp hair?

Posted on 06-09-2016

This is a question that I am asked almost daily. And the answer is: I specialize in fine limp hair. Most hairstylists don’t have the faintest idea; they think the hair on top of your head grows ...

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Hair Styles

Posted on 06-09-2016

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