Donna Ducharme

Master Stylist and Colorist

Donna has been in the beauty industry for 20 plus years and has attended numerous cutting and coloring classes with top educators. She will create a classic and versatile look for your lifestyle with a custom color. Donna has also educated herself in the latest trends such as balayage highlights and ombres. In addition to women’s styles, she is also skilled in men’s haircut trends using both clippers and scissors.

Brush Strokes Salon Welcomes…

 

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We would like to welcome Donna to our Brush Strokes team!

 

She comes to us with over 15 years of experience and skill which makes her one of our senior stylist.

 

For limited time, Donna is offering her services at our junior level pricing. Call now and schedule an appointment with her between now and January 31st, to receive your introductory price.

 

Donna’s schedule is as follows:

Thursday: 11am – 7pm

Friday: 10:30am – 6pm

Saturday:

10am – 6pm

 

Reserve your appointment today before her schedule fills up!

 

 

*Only valid for new guests that have never visited Brush Strokes Salon previously.

**Not valid for returning guests.

***The time of service must be on or before January 31st. No exceptions will be made.

 

10 Curly Cues

We are on a curly hair kick this month!

Thanks to Eufora, they have come up with 10 Curly Cues to keep your curls looking amazing all day!

Whats better than Eufora, which they happen to be our favorite products to use on curly hair.

 

1) HANDS OFF CURLY LOCKS

Running your hands through your curls and waves disrupts the curl pattern and creates dreaded frizz.

 

2) BAN THE BRUSH

Brushing curls results in a frizzy, dull finish. A wide toothed comb should be your go-to detangling tool.

 

3) BLOT DRY- DON’T RUB

Freshly cleansed curls should be gently scrunched or blotted with a Eufora microfiber. Never rub dry.

(You can purchase a Eufora microfiber towel at Brush Strokes for $15.50. It will change your life!)

 

4) STAY HYDRATED

Make a great moisturizing conditioner, such as Curl’n Enhancing Conditioner, your best friend. Hydrated curls are more manageable, soft and shiny.

(Curl’n Enhancing Conditioner – $26.50)

 

5) CUSTOMIZE

Is your hair fine, frizzy and dull? Or thick, heavy, coarse and manic for moisture? When it comes to curls, one size does not fit all. There are infinite shapes, sizes and textures, so be sure to ask your stylist to help select a daily care regimen perfect for your unique curls.

 

6) TURN DOWN THE HEAT

Curly hair is super vulnerable to damage from hot tools such as blow dryers and flat irons, so allow curls to air dry whenever possible. If you must blow dry, use a diffuser on low or medium heat. Ditto for curling and flat irons.

 

7) THE EXTRA TLC.

Every curly girl needs a weekly moisture infusion ritual. Indulge yourself, and make time for a deep conditioning treatment using Curl’n Nourishing Treatment to strengthen, moisturize and keep your curls looking their best.

(Curl’n Nourishing Treatment – $26.50)

 

8) SUPPLEMENT YOUR SHINE

The twists and tunnels of curly hair don’t reflect as much light as smooth, straight hair, making curls look dull and dry. For curls that look shiny, healthy and frizz free, add a great shine product such as Smooth’n Oil Therapy to your hair care regimen.

(Smooth’n Oil Therapy – $39)

 

9) COCKTAIL TIME

Curls thrive on that personal touch when it comes to styling, so “cocktailing” products can create some of the best styling and finishing solutions. Add a bit of Smooth’n Oil Therapy or Pure Polish to Forming Cream to amp up frizz control, manageability and shine. Combine Sculpture and Illuminate for super shiny, soft control with a boost of color protection! Experiment and invent your unique curly cocktail.

(Pure Polish – $30.50, Forming Cream – $26)

 

10) SNIP IT – SNIP IT GOOD

Keeping curly hair well-manicured will help eliminate frizzy ends, and an expert cut will ensure you make the most of your personal curl pattern and texture.

 

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Via: www.Eufora.net

 

 

Hair Care – The Natural Way

Caring for those beautiful curls can be somewhat difficult if you don’t know where to start…

Lucky for us, we have two amazing stylists (Melodie & Krystal) that not only have natural hair themselves but have mastered their technique in helping others style and care for their beautiful do’s.

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Via: Pinterest

First things first – MAINTENANCE:

As you may have guessed, how you care for your hair is extremely important! You don’t always need the most expensive products but you need to have quality products that “vibe” with your hair.

There are different types of curls out there, so not all products are going to work with every curl. Depending on how you like to style your hair from day to day can also determine which products are best for you.

BEST BASIC PRODUCTS TO HAVE ON HAND…

1) Leave In Moisturizer – To keep that frizz at bay, a leave in moisturizer will help calm those fly always and make your hair more manageable.

2) Oil – Another frizz reducer, oil will also give your hair a high shine look.

3) Cream/Gel – Based on the density of your hair, whether it’s fine, medium or thick, a cream or gel product will give your hair the hold you need to style your however you like.

When combing these products together, your locking in the moisture which will help your hair last longer between washes. A great way to remember these products is referring to them as the L.O.C Method.

L – Leave in

O – Oil

C – Cream (or gel if you like that better)

 

Here is a great video explaining the L.O.C method from softsheencarson youtube channel, which includes Dark & Lovely Au Naturale Products.

 

 

I highly recommend this charming hair salon situated in a cozy area of Herndon

“I highly recommend this charming hair salon situated in a cozy area of Herndon. My hair is naturally very dark and I wanted to go blonde. They got me there. They were very patient and used excellent, non-damaging products on my hair, telling me what they were going to do step-by-step while giving me advice in how to maintain my hair. They even tinted my eyebrows just right.”
-Cammy M.

I love the calming and homey feel of this unique salon

“I love the calming and homey feel of this unique salon. Also, the prices are right here. If you get on the salon email list you will get notified of their weekly or monthly specials, which are great deals. They do it all—with a smile.”
-Julia W.

I love this place Mary is fantastic

“I love this place. Mary is fantastic. She makes you feel so comfortable and remembers you no matter how much time has passed.”
-Erin K.

I had really long hair and wanted to chop it off to donate it

“I had really long hair and wanted to chop it off to donate it, but I was nervous and second guessing myself. Melodie made me feel very comfortable, answered ALL my questions, and addressed ALL my concerns. I have thick curly/wavy hair and was concerned a short bob would make it poof up. Melodie cut 11 inches off and gave me an amazing and stylish cut. I will definitely be going back to this salon, specifically for Melodie. Thank you.”
-Kristen M.

I have very thick and dry hair and have never found someone that knew what to do with it

“I have very thick and dry hair and have never found someone that knew what to do with it…I absolutely love my new look.”

-Betsy S.