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Welcome to Avant Gardes Blog!

Welcome to Avant Garde’s blog. This tool will engage you, educate you, and most importantly inspire you. Our journey through the world of beauty will begin with a topic which would seem like a basic right but is much harder to achieve. We should have the right to express ourselves and be who we are. I’m happy to say that it’s becoming a trend. Fashion colors are being used as tools to creating works of art, and the canvases are just as bold and beautiful. When taking the dive into fashion colored hair, your making a statement and declaring your own independence. It has become it’s own world of mermaids (and mermans!): bright and vibrant or soft and elegant. There is no limit to what these hair artists will create; However, the process to get you there requires a knowledgeable and skilled stylist. This is what you will find at Avant Garde. Passion is what moves us forward and hair is our gateway to expression. The French word Avant Garde translates to ‘bringing the trend.’ We take pride in our word, and in our work. Hope you will join me again next week and see you soon at Avant Garde!

Get Trendy with Tortoiseshell Colored

Get ready for the beach ladies!

At Avant-Garde Salon and Spa the hair specialists are always working on the latest trends for local clientele and celebrities. One of this years latest trends is tortoiseshell hair. Tortoiseshell colored hair is sometimes referred to as escaille which incorporates hair color variations of chocolate, blondes and caramels that come together to form a perfect combination of layered hair colors.

By combining these warm colors together, it gives hair a new dimension and depth. Women who already have brown and/or brunette hair can incorporate this hair style with little maintenance after as it blends well with their existing hair roots. As hair continues to grow, this hair color technique works well in keeping an ombre look and feel.

Great Lengths Hair Extensions.

Make your dream a reality with the best Great lengths Hair Extensions selections.

In Avant -Garde Salon and Spa Miami, We know that each woman has their own favorite style. This is why we use Great Lengths hair extensions that give us that possibility to choose an option for color without any restrictions. Please take the time to appreciate all the hair extension color selection. Great lengths hair extensions create their own color to be able to achieve the perfect hair style.

There is a big variety of color for each woman to be able to find there perfect color match. Great lengths hair extensions have all natural colors from platinum blonde to dark brown to black; all the different tones from red tones to blonde tones and of course black tones.

Great lengths hair extensions are not only about the different colors and lengths, they also have a lot of different textures to match with your natural hair quality. We adjust the hair extensions  to your own hair thickness. It is practically impossible to make the distinction between the extensions and your original hair.  Whether you want to add length or volume Great Lengths offer s all the elements for you to find the perfect combination of tone, length, texture, and volume.

Holidays trendy hair styles suggestions to be done in your Salon

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A busy schedule packed with winter holiday parties can leave you feeling tired, but you don’t need to look it with the perfect party outfit and a plan for your hairstyle. In Avant-Garde salon and spa located 155, Miracle Mile  in Miami, Coral Gables, we can help you to Treat yourself  with a relaxing hair  appointment and  offer you  one of these festive holiday hairstyles. Elegant, sophisticated, and fun, these 5 hair styles will make you amazing .

 

Blowout – If you normally have natural curls or waves, a blowdry can be the perfect way to change up your look for a holiday party. Since it’s difficult to really do a perfect blowout at home, visit for this blowdry one of our talented hairstylist in our Salon close to downtown Miami and Brickell .

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Long waves or curls – Long, elegant wavy hair is absolutly glamour. A hairstylist can use a big curling iron or large curlers to create bouncy waves in your hair. Use this as a start for a playful half-updo or wear your hair down with a glittery and sparkling hair clip

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Messy updo for Holidays Party

 

 

 

French Twist – An elegant French twist is the perfect updo for holiday events, looking both classic and fancy. A stylist can give you a low-hold French twist so your hair maintains stay soft and trendy .

 

Chignon with hairband – If you want a little sparkle in your holidays look , try a low-maintenance chignon paired with a jeweled elastic hairband. Pull the hair back into a low bun hold with bobby pins. Then add a jeweled band a couple of inches behind the hairline. For added security, pin down the hairband so it does not move.

 

Deluxe Braids – If braids are your go-to style, there are many braids that will stand out at a holiday party. Fancy-looking fishtail braids deliver a statement and look sophisticated . Wrapped braids, braid buns, or braided crowns get your hair off your shoulders, enhance your sophistication, and can complement an outfit that  will advantage your decolte .

Here's Elena working with one of her clients
Here’s Elena working with one of her clients

 

Your haircut and hair coloring can also impact your holiday style. Now it is  the perfect time to visit Avant-Garde salon and spa located in the heart of Coral Gables, Miami to adjust your look for holidays season ,Visit our website : www.avantgardesalonandspa.com,and book an appointment with one of talented stylist  or personal holiday event.

Enjoy our first time client offers ,pampers yourself with our gift cards special Holidays promotions available on our website

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How to wake up with an awesome hairstyle , tips from Your Hair salon in Miami

Your Hair Salon in Miami is giving you a few tips to wake up with awesome hair !

 

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Waking up to good hair without any effort on your part the night before is like accidentally getting the half off on current-season boots at Barney’s—rare, precious and best accepted without question. Waking up to great hair every day with only slightly more intention than none? Totally possible. Our hair stylists in Avant-Garde-Salon and spa share with you  the overnight hairstyles to learn for the best results in the morning

Beach waves
Beach waves
Boho Chic Hair Style
Boho Chic Hair Style

 

 

 

To preserve a bouncy blowout: To maintain the volume of your blowout and avoid any creases, use a soft, foam styling donut (like the Wrap Up) or large, two-inch bobby pins to secure your hair in a loose, high top knot. To wake up to big waves, wrap smooth, almost-dry hair into two donut buns on either side.

 

 

 

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To wake up with smooth, straight hair: Starting behind the ear, wrap all your hair in one direction around the head to create a flat, smooth surface and secure with large bobby pins where needed. Then tie a silk scarf tightly around your head to keep your hair in place all night.

 

imageTo wake up with beachy, surfer girl waves: Make two French braids on either side of your head. Keep them as loose as possible and braid as far down to the ends as you can to avoid kinks and frizz. For a slightly less textured effect, run a flexible mousse through your hair, then twist medium sections away from your face into five to six buns and secure with bobby pins. You’ll have natural, Gisele waves when you remove the pins in the morning.

To avoid wild bangs: Whether it’s combing and loosely blow-drying or securing them down and to the side with a tissue and a duckbill clip, bangs need to be fixed immediately after washing or they’re hopeless. Run a light-hold matte pomade down the length with a bristle brush for quick taming in the morning.

To deep condition overnight: Start by washing your hair and focusing on the scalp. Using warm water will open up the cuticle and allow the moisturizers to seep into the cortex of each hair strand. Then apply the deep conditioner with a wide-toothed comb to ensure even application. Wrap your hair in saran wrap to keep your sheets clean and your hair together. In the morning, do a cool rinse to lock in the moisturizing ingredients.

Feel free to Visit us , we are located 155, Miracle Mile in Miami , Coral Gables

305-442-8136

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Hair Extensions different types , How to decide .

So Many times in Avant-Garde salon and spa , our clients and potential clients have asked about hair extensions.We get asked if we know how to do them , what we are thinking about them ,how long do they last and how much do they cost ?

Cost usually chases them away .It can be expensive to have hair extensions put in and maintaining them adds to that .

 

There are so many types of extensions too .

They can be tape in ,sewn in, or bonded to your hair . There are a lot of options and different costs and ways to apply them .They always have to be maintained .

But what if you could offer a compromise ? Something that requires very little maintenance and that you can do by yourself at home .

In Avant-Garde salon ,Miami ,Colral Gables , our stylists Greatlengths extensions specialist can tell you that it can be done with the  “Halo hair extensions”.

our hair salon located in Miami ,Coral Gables can introduce you a new way of thinking . Another wayh to have hair extensions with no commitment and less cost .

The Halo is a class act ts own . It is a weft of hair ,or a fall ,measuring anywhere from 12 inches to 24 inches length.

You can get it in a variety of colors to match your hair and it is 100% human hair  .The weft of hair is attach to a string similar to fishing line .

It is easy to apply . We show you one time and you can do it by your self the the next morning . Simply part the hair off into two sections .Then place the Halo at the base of your scalp and the string toward the front and top of the head . Blend and pull the hair that has not been sectioned off through and around the Halo .

You can curl the Halo extensions and add a good 7 inches below your actual hair .You can wear them everyday ,have different look , your friends will  ask you immediatly where to get one . It flowed and moved with your own hair , most of the people will not realize that your are wearing Halo extensions .It is not heavy ,and you will able to go about your day with ease and no worry of it coming off.

We have to say that Halo is great and fun the cost starts at 300$ for the 12 inches in length .

So for a minimal investment ,you can have a stylish look , it is easy to do and a lot of fun to wear .

Don`t Hesitate to pass by our Salon ,Avant-Garde salon and spa to have a free trial and demonstration .

We are located 155, Miracle Mil

 

Best salon Miami Hair cut and Color : Isaac Mesa

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Isaac likes to understand your daily routines before he styles your hair because he wants you to have a style that is manageable for you.

He feels that the most important thing is for you to have a style that fits you; not a style you will hate after a week – “Remember”, says Isaac, “styles come and go and you have to set your own trend and keep in mind that what looks good for you is the most important thing!”

Isaac was certified by Paul Mitchell schools in 2006, and has been with Avant-Garde salon and spa Miami for six (6) years. In his short time with us, Isaac’s work has been featured on several television shows as he is also part of the  Avant-Garde Salon and spa Miami. Shows such as Project Runway L.A., Sabado Gigante, Gran Show, Mira Quien Baila, Despierta America, Sal y Pimienta, Nuestra Belleza.

His work has also been featured in commercials for Orbitz, Axe, Dove Hair, Disney, State Farm, Macy’s and JCPenney.

Isaac is passionate about what he does, color, haircut, hairstyle  . He believes in always being a positive person around his clients and we’re glad to have him as a part of the Avant-Garde team.

If you’re looking for a new stylist, we think you should consider Isaac’s experience and see if there is a connection between the both of you.

Feel free to contact Avant-Garde salon and spa to schedule an appointment with Isaac. We are located 155 Miracle Mile in Downtown Coral Gables , Miami. 305-442-8136-www.avantgardesalonandspa.com

Great Lengths Tape hair extensions Salon miami

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Avant-garde salon and Spa Miami offers to its Clientele Great Lengths tape extension , for any information contact Marcelo 305-442-8136

Fast, invisible, and the very best hair.

Great Lengths tape extensions are the first smart extensions. At last there’s hair thickening and hair extensions as smart as many of the things that make our lives sharp, lively and easy.
Great Lengths stands, of course, for Great Lengths, and for the top quality that Great Lengths offers.

“Apps” means Application. What do we mean by that?

Quite simply: GL Apps are applied to your hair – without any form of external unit. Quickly, simply and invisibly

 

 

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As fast as this for complete hair enjoyment!

 

Not enough volume? Hair too short? Not the right sort of look? And on top of all that: Not enough time to get around breathing new life into your hair
No problem! Now there is Great Lengths tape extensions in Avant-Garde salon and spa Miami ,
Just  give us a call 305-442-8136 , we are a Great Lengths Salon  partner located ,155 Miracle Mile in Down town Coral Gables , Miami , close to coconut Grove and Brickel
Select your favorite GL Apps and get them applied to your hair straight away. Just a few easy steps are enough when applied by our extension professionals…
…and your dream of more volume, a new length, or simply a fresh, new hairstyle can come true in the twinkling of an eye

As invisible as all extensions from Great Lengths!

 

Extensions must always remain invisible! This should also go for quick extensions. With Great Lengths tape extensions, you can be sure that this is indeed the case.Standard systems use the Sandwich Technique.
This sounds a little bit like “thick”, and not really like invisible. At Great Lengths we like to stay smart. And invisible, of course!
We call our technique “Invisible Touch”: Its effect is that your own hair is guaranteed to cover the extensions! Both above and below your own hair. And in the middle: GL Apps.
Very smart and definitely invisible, just like all the extensions from Great Lengths.

Only GL Apps are this professional!

 

Extensions from Great Lengths stand for professional hair thickening and hair extensions.

And in addition, so does our GL Apps. What does this mean for you?
The highest hair quality possible!
The hair falls in a completely natural way.
The colours are brilliant. And the longevity of the GL Apps -/b is between 6 to 8 weeks. Much longer than other standard products.

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Not enough volume?
Hair too short?
Not the right sort of look?
And on top of all that: Not enough time to get around breathing new life into your hair?No problem!  Now there’s Great Lengths tape extensions In Avant-Garde salon Miami ,Coral Gables .
Visit us, select and order your favorite Great lengths tape extensions with Marcelo in Avant-garde salon and spa Miami  and get them applied to your hair the following day.
Just a few easy steps are enough when applied by our extension professionals…
…and your dream of more volume, a new length, or simply a fresh, new hairstyle can come true in the twinkling of an eye.

There’s already a huge range to choose from!

 

 

 

You’re used to the benefits of a large selection from Great Lengths. And we’ve followed the same principle with Great Lengths tape extensions. 35 color nuances in lengths of 12, 14,16, 18 inches make up our basic range.Special requests for lengths of 20 inches und 22 inches, as well as special colors requests are also possible on request

-They’re that simple to reuse!

 

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Great Lengths tape  are easy to remove with the Remover Spray.

Following removal, the original hair piece must be  thoroughly cleaned prior to re-applying a new layer of Great Lengths film and then these valuable Great Lengths tape extensions can be re-applied to the natural hair at any time.
Now that’s something that saves you money and increases the value of these extensions.

So trendy for all fashion-conscious women!

 

 

 

One’s true age is not a question of how many years one has lived.

A person is as old as they feel, and age has no bearing upon the amount of energy one may have.

Fashion-conscious women no longer allow limits to be themselves.

 Great Lengths tape extensions are especially suitable for smart women from 8 to 50+.

Or in other words: Do you feel young and fresh enough for a change?

Okay! So it’s SHOW-Time for your first Great Lengths tape extensions …

 

 

 

 

 

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