We understand the salon and spa experience can be confusing, that's why we're answering your questions to make sure you can relax and enjoy being gorgeous. Each month we will reveal a new set of questions and answers.
How can I make my hair look holiday-ready without spending too much time on it?
Watch these videos to see two quick holiday hair styles from two of our gorgeous stylists!
Why is it important to use professional tools when styling my hair?
Salon quality styling tools such as blow dryers, flat irons and brushes help to protect your hair more than regular products you find at the local drug store or discount retailer. At Jordan Thomas we carry professional tools designed to match your unique hairstyle and protect against heat damage, split ends, color fading and more. Ask your stylist for the tools that will work best for you!
Will getting hair tinsel extensions alter my regular styling routine?
No. You can continue to style your hair as you normally do (i.e. curl, flat iron, blow dry, etc.). However, try to avoid fine-tooth combs and heat over 425 degrees. While tinsel will not melt, excessive heat can affect how long the extensions will last.
Typically, tinsel extensions last 6-8 weeks when applied properly and will fall out naturally. Call Jordan Thomas to find out how you can have the hottest trend today!
In what hair types do feathered hair extensions work best?
Feathered hair extensions can work on any hair type and can vary in length. Typically, when applying feathers to shorter hair lengths, we like to cut the extension at an angle for a more natural look. Whether installed on short or long hair, or thin or thick hair, feathered extensions add a fresh and unique style to any haircut.
What are the three hair extension products Jordan Thomas uses?
As one of the only 100 percent natural human hair extension products, Great Lengths was developed in 1991 as a way to thicken thin and fine hair, simply. Great Lengths provides a non-compromising technique of attaching the extensions directly to a person's own hair.
If you're looking for fuller body, long, rich, textured hair, So.Cap hair extensions apply easily, using 100 percent real human hair. So.Cap extensions are also easy to remove without damaging your natural hair or scalp. This product includes advanced Keratin-protein bonding technology, helping to keep your natural hair healthy and strong.
For straight length, Babe hair extension products are the perfect solution. Using 100 percent human remy hair, Babe is designed to not mat or tangle and runs the same direction as all other hairs on the head.
What is the perfect up-do for Valentine's day?
Valentine's day is the perfect time to try out a sexy new hairstyle to look gorgeous for your significant other. If you're looking for something that is stylish and effortlessly sophisticated, ask one of our stylists for an up-do that fits your personality.
Nothing says romantic hair quite like soft, loose curls pinned back and swept across the face. Whether this is the look you're going for or if you want a sleek and sexy bun or ponytail, our stylists are versed on the most up-to-date trends and techniques, and are here to make you look your best.
Be sure to ask how our stylists can make you gorgeous this Valentine's day!
How can I overcome my beauty slump during the winter?
The winter months can be a downer. Spice up the cold with some helpful tips from the experts at Jordan Thomas!
- Change up your color — adding fun highlights to your hair gives some excitement and can brighten your complexion in an otherwise dull winter.
- Keep your toes fresh — a pedicure, reminiscent of sun and sand, will warm you up on the coldest of days, while helping you to relieve tension and relax!
- Fake a tan — keep your skin glowing with Bare Minerals products. The best part - all natural ingredients perfect for all skin types.
What is the difference between Keratin Express and most traditional keratin treatments?
Keratin Express vs. traditional treatment is very similar to semi-permanent color vs. permanent color. The best part - you get the same conditioning and smoothing results but with less time and cost investment. If you're not sure which option is best for you, call your Jordan Thomas stylist today!
Who is Keratin Express for?
If you are looking for shinier, smoother, healthier hair and currently have porous or chemically processed hair than Keratin Express is the perfect fit for you! It's that simple.
What makes Jordan Thomas haircolor techniques and products different from other salons?
At Jordan Thomas we use INOA, L'Oreal Professionnel's new breakthrough technology with a rich oil-based delivery system that maximizes the effectiveness of the haircolor system. To learn more about INOA, call your stylist today!
Does hair grow faster in the summer?
It certainly seems like hair grows faster when the sun is reflecting off unwanted facial and body hair. Schedule regular waxings to stay ahead of unwanted growth (see our Summer Smooth body waxing special) and be sure to wear sun protection after waxing since skin is more sensitive after treatment.
How can I add needed moisture to dry hair without weighing it down?
Bumble and bumble's 'Quenching' shampoo, conditioner, masque and leave in complex are perfect for terribly thirsty hair without weighing it down. Call your stylist today to find out more!
What is a Brazilian Keratin treatment?
At Jordan Thomas, a Brazilian Keratin treatment is a revolutionary way to eliminate frizz and curl while still leaving hair soft and healthy. The refinement treatment takes two to three hours in the salon.
How can I wake up sleepy, winter hair?
Schedule with your stylist to get your hair “dusted” (trimmed) this winter to get rid of dead ends and flyaways. The results will leave you with shiny, healthy looking hair.
How can I keep my hair conditioned in the moisture-robbing months?
Set up an appointment for our 30-minute conditioning process, using L'Oreal Professionnel Richesse, and you'll walk away with super shiny hair and an extra boost of volume.
What is the best way to make my hair softer and/or stronger?
Your best bet is to schedule an in-salon mask treatment, using Unite Eurotherapy's deep conditioning masks SOFTA® and STRONGA®. Ask about which mask is best for your skin type at your next visit.
Why does my hair look so heavy?
A great way to lighten up the feel and look of your hair is to add layers and texture. Our stylists can help eliminate the weighted down look with short layers, angles and anything in between.
How do I get more lift in my hair?
In addition to adding layers to add lift and volume to dull, flat hair, we also carry a variety of lightweight products which add lift when styling - just ask your stylist what product will work best with your at-home styling technique. Your best bet? Mixing a little bit of layers and a product to match for the volume you crave this time of year.
How often do I need a trim?
At Jordan Thomas we recommend both men and women have their hair trimmed every 6-8 weeks. If you are growing out your hair, we recommend trimming approximately 1/4 of an inch in order to prevent dead or split ends.
Do bangs work with curly hair?
Absolutely! However, it is important to remember bangs should be cut longer to allow for shrinkage when dry. To learn more about what kind of bang will best fit you, as well as some insider tips, schedule an appointment with a Jordan Thomas stylist today.
What highlights go with my hair color?
If you are looking for a color that compliments your features, yet is still subtle and simple, stick to colors that match your skin tone and complexion. If your not sure if you have the perfect match be sure to ask at your next appointment!
What brand of hair extensions does your salon recommend?
Jordan Thomas uses Great Lengths. This popular brand uses human hair and feels and looks natural. The method is a special bonding agent, applied to small sections of hair. It allows you to brush through your hair, shampoo and even swim. A complimentary consultation is always recommended to determine what length and fullness would be best for you.
What is the best hair style for the shape of my face?
This face has about the same width as length. If you have a round face, you want to elongate the face and give it more definition. Longer lengths (below the chin) with face-framing layers work great. A deep side part also creates a slimming illusion.
This face is wider at the forehead and narrower at the chin and jaw. A deep side part with a chin length cut balances this facial shape. Keep the style soft and add long layers around the face. Small bangs also provide a nice dimension.
In this well-proportioned face, the length is about one and one-half times the width. What a treat to have this face shape because you can wear almost any style.
This face is defined by wide cheekbones, a broad forehead and a wide jaw line. Off-center parts and face-framing layers work wonders with this facial shape. Rounder bangs help to soften the edges.
This face is wider at the chin and jaw and narrower at the forehead. Width and height balance this out. Bring attention to the eyes by adding volume at the crown.
This face has a length that is longer than width is wide. Shorter, chin-length layered styles with a wide bang help to add necessary width to a very elongated face.
Keep hair longer and add soft layers around the sides and the top of the head. Pair with soft bangs.
VERTICAL OR HORIZONTAL
Quickly access your face by viewing it vertically and horizontally. If it moves to much either direction, you should compensate with a cut that leads your eye the opposite way. For example, if yours is too narrow, ask your stylist to build width into the hair style. If your facial shape is too wide, you want to add more height.
To balance the dominant width, consider bangs that are cut just long enough to balance the width of the face.
Extend the width of the forehead with bangs that are cut back somewhat.
Soften a less than swan-like neck with long layers and soft movement in and around the neck area.
If you think this is an unattractive feature, try cutting your hair to just above the shoulders, layering or bobbing it.
What is my alternative if I do not want acrylic nails?
For those looking for an alternative to acrylic nails, but want the same strength and longevity they offer, Jordan Thomas recommends Shellac. Shellac is a hybrid of traditional nail and UV gel polish. Unlike gel polish, Shellac comes in a regular nail polish bottle and dries under a UV Lamp. Most importantly, Shellac requires no buffing or drilling and there is absolutely no damage to the natural nail! Developed by CND (Creative Nail Design), Shellac wears for 14 days, is resistant to chips and smudges and is easily removed. Be sure to ask our nail technicians how you can try this revolutionary new product!
How often should I get a manicure?
Depending on your lifestyle you may notice your manicure wears out faster than expected. At Jordan Thomas we like to recommend getting a manicure every two weeks. This allows your nails some time to grow, while still maintaining a clean and attractive look.
Why do I need to continue getting pedicures during the fall and winter?
While summer may be over it doesn't mean it is time to stop caring for your feet. A regular pedicure ensures a healthy appearance for the toes and feet, along with preventing infection and fungus. At Jordan Thomas we are committed to providing the utmost quality care in pedicures and foot health, ensuring your feet remain healthy throughout the cold winter months and ready for sandals in the spring!
What else can I get for the man in my life to help him relax and enjoy the salon/spa?
If your man is constantly working with his hands or is on his feet all day long, a nail treatment at Jordan Thomas is the way to go. Not only is it relaxing, but its also a great way to feel refreshed without being at the salon all day long.
How can I protect my nails from the sun?
Made of keratin, your nails are pretty tough, but that doesn’t make them completely resilient to the negative effects of the sun. Protecting your nails is as easy as applying sunscreen to your hands, covering your nails, cuticles and folds as well. For advice on the best sunscreen for your nails and hands, call your Jordan Thomas nail technician today!
How can I find practically permanent nail polish?
Jordan Thomas carries Axxium Soak Off Gel Lacquer. This will keep your polish looking flawless for up to two weeks or more without the damage associated with other enhancements. Ask your nail tech to introduce you the line - available in assorted OPI colors!
What is a Forever French nail?
For those who love the look of a French manicure but want a more subtle approach, the Forever French nail uses pink and white gel before being buffed to a shine. Maintenance is similar to a regular French manicure.
How long does Shellac last?
A Shellac manicure lasts two weeks!
Is Shellac safe for my nails?
Yes! Shellac is hypoallergenic, 3-Free and contains no formaldehyde, toluene or DBP.
Does Shellac damage your nails when removed, like some acrylics?
Shellac removes easily and safely from your nails! The gel-like polish comes off almost instantly and leaves your bare nails ready for a fresh coat.
How long does a Shellac manicure take to apply?
At Jordan Thomas, a Shellac manicure is quick and simple! You will be in the door and out with dry nails in 30 minutes.
Is there anything I should tell my spa therapist before my appointment?
It's always good to let your spa therapist know if:
- You're pregnant
- You take any prescription medicine or over the counter medicine regularly
- You are suffering from an injury or pain in a particular area
- You are under a physicians care for a specific condition
- You have any worries or concerns regarding your treatment or experience
Can I still come to the spa if I'm pregnant?
At Jordan Thomas, of course! During pregnancy your body endures a lot of stress and tension, so at the spa we offer a variety of treatments perfect for the expecting mom. Just be sure to consult your physician first, then call Diane to see what spa service will make you feel new again.
What should I wear during a massage?
The professional and relaxing environment at Jordan Thomas allows you to fully enjoy your massage experience without feeling uncomfortable. You will be appropriately draped at all times but also have the preference to wear undergarments or a bathing suit. Ultimately, we want all of our clients to do what feels most comfortable for them.
How can I protect my just-from-the-spa look even in the harsh sun?
- Make sure you protect those sensitive, just waxed eyebrows with sunscreen before heading out in the sun
- Avoid hot baths and hot tubs for 24 hours after any body waxing
- Make sure your sunscreen has broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection. Also look for Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide on the ingredient list. This will safeguard against the sun's harmful effects including wrinkles, loss of elasticity and pigmented brown spots.
I know natural or organic products are best for my skin but how do I know if its really natural/organic?
When looking at a product, check the ingredients to verify they are made up of primarily natural products or made with more than 70% certified organic ingredients. If it isn't on the label, call Jordan Thomas and ask for one of our spa therapists to help guide you in the right direction!
What's the best moisturizer for summer thirsty skin?
The skin produces more oil in the summer, which may lead you to feel like your skin doesn't need more hydration. However, after exposure to sun, sand, saltwater and pool chemicals, use an antioxidant moisturizer to combat free radicals. You can also prepare your skin before exposure by using Bioelements Sun Diffusing Protector or Bioelements Face Screen SPF 50 featuring antioxidants and calming and hydrating properties.
Do antioxidants repair skin and reduce aging?
Yes, antioxidants combat free radicals and in combination with vitamins E, C and A, they also help slow the aging process. All moisturizers available at Jordan Thomas include these key ingredients.
What kind of skin treatments are fitting for men?
We're not just about making women gorgeous at Jordan Thomas. We believe the hardworking men also deserve a little "me time." That's why we provide skin therapies, including our Back Facial, Express Facial and Deep Tissue Massage, to help rejuvenate the body.
I don't have time to lie out in the sun - how can I get a sunless tan that looks natural?
At Jordan Thomas we carry the award-winning bareMinerals SPF 30 Natural Sunscreen, combining the best in skin protection and natural summer glow. Still not sure? Our bareMinerals consultant Anna can answer any questions you may have!
How long does Jordan Thomas recommend hair to be before getting a wax?
In order for the wax to adhere best, we recommend that hair be at least 3/4 of an inch before coming in for your next wax. If you're not sure, just remember it is always better to be too long than too short. Hair that is excessively long can be trimmed before to ensure the best results when waxing as well.
Why is a massage physically and mentally important?
Stressed? Sluggish? Achy? While a massage provides physical relaxation, it can help relieve mental and emotional stress as well. Some of the benefits you may not have considered include increased blood flow, the release of toxins from tense muscles, increased mobility of the neck and shoulders, improved lymphatic drainage, relief of anxiety and tiredness, and improved alertness and concentration.
How often should I get a facial?
Ideally, facials should be done every four weeks, especially if treating breakouts and/or
oily conditions, but not extended longer than every eight weeks to keep the skin behaving at its best.
Are there any times I should avoid getting waxed?
- If you currently take Accutane, or have stopped less than a year ago.
- You use Retin-A, Retinol, or any alpha-hydroxy products.
- You recently got Botox or collagen injections –
waxing should not be done in that area.
- Receiving chemotherapy or radiation therapy.
- No leg waxing if you have varicose veins.
- You have been in direct sunlight for a long period of time or tanning bed within the last 24-48 hours.
Why does my skin get oilier and break out more in the summer?
Summer is a great time of year but it can also bring oily skin, blackheads and breakouts.
The most important thing you can do is keep your skin clean by using Bioelements Spotless Cleanser or Decongestant Cleanser with warm water. Use only water-based, oil-free or non-comedogenic cosmetics. Our estheticians can recommend a lotion and can add ingredients to custom your lotion to limit the production of oil which will leave your skin "shine-free" and break out less often.
How can I be best prepared for my wedding day?
- Schedule your hair consultation for two months before the big day
- Start your facial regimen six months prior to your wedding
- Get your mani/pedi at least 24 hours before
- Be sure to coordinate schedules between your photographer and salon
What is a cut-a-thon?
At Jordan Thomas, we have our own twist on a cut-a-thon! Cut It Loose at Looney's (the Jordan Thomas cut-a-thon) will feature professional hair stylists with multiple stations, offering haircuts and styling, with 100 percent of the proceeds going to the Cool Kids Campaign. Kimmie Meissner will be on-hand at the event to meet participants. A raffle will be held during the event and participants will have the opportunity to win one of three great prizes, including a Cooler of Cheer, a basket of UNITE Eurotherapy hair care products and gift certificates to local restaurants. Raffle tickets are available now at Jordan Thomas Salon & Spa.
WHO: Kimmie Meissner, Jordon Thomas Salon and Spa and Looney's Pub
WHAT: Cut It Loose at Looney's cut-a-thon
DATE: Sunday, May 15, 2011
TIME: 1-5 p.m.
LOCATION: Looney's Pub, 312 S. Main Street, Bel Air, MD 21014
- Raise money and awareness for Cool Kids Campaign, helping provide a higher quality of life for kids battling cancer and support for their families.
- Olympic figure skater Kimmie Meissner will attend the event and will meet with participants.
CONTACT: Terry McGill, Owner, Jordan Thomas Salon and Spa, firstname.lastname@example.org
What's the best solution for holiday-ready looks without making multiple trips to the salon?
Roll all of your appointments into one at Jordan Thomas and make holiday prep easy! All you have to do is call one of our guest care coordinators, let them know what you need – hair, nails, massage, wax, makeup – and they will coordinate a Day of Beauty perfect for your schedule. You'll be in and out in no time with a makeover lasting the entire holiday season!
What kind of training do your stylists have?
At Jordan Thomas, we strive to always provide the latest and greatest in techniques and trends. Throughout the year, each stylist attends training events and continuing education courses, as well as seminars and events held in the salon with top industry experts.
Does Jordan Thomas participate with any hair donation organizations?
Yes! Jordan Thomas encourages men and women to participate with hair donation organizations such as Locks of Love and Beautiful Lengths. Hair length requirements vary based on the organization and can be anywhere from 8-12 inches. For more information call the salon and ask a stylist.
I'm ready for something new but I feel bad switching stylists. Do I have to stay with the same person?
At Jordan Thomas we openly welcome change and think it's important! As trends change and time passes every ones style changes too. We love to embrace the change and hope you will! Don't let it be awkward and know that we certainly won't. You should always feel open at Jordan Thomas to talk with your stylist, or any member of our staff, and discuss what you're looking for. We'd be happy to recommend another stylist or work with you to find that gorgeous new look. We'll make sure it's a smooth transition for you and just remember, it's your time and we're happy to work with you!
Our number one priority is you, our guest!
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