We are so happy to announce the addition of Stephanie Shey Rodrigues to our team! With over 14 years of experience in coloring, cutting and styling, Stephanie is an in-demand stylist who is an expert in all elements of her craft.  Naturally gifted and heavily trained in all areas of cutting, coloring, and balayage highlighting, her biggest priority is to bring out the inner beauty of every client that sits in her chair. From start to finish, you can rest assured that you will be treated with a professional approach that will make you feel like a celebrity. Please call the salon or book online today!

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Summer is all about low-maintenance style and natural, barely-there beauty. The heat, humidity, and warm summer rays call for a beauty routine focusing on minimal makeup, a neutral palette, and unfinished, effortlessly-chic strands. My go-to hairstyle for summer is the beachy wave: Simple and quick, a little mess and frizz actually adds to the casual, undone look.
Perfect for warm weather, the textured, beachy wave doesn’t actually require a day of surf or sun. Here are my simple wet-to-dry steps to get the perfect tousled tresses for hair of every texture.

Straight Hair
Wash hair with a curl- or wave-defining shampoo and conditioner like the Love Curl Shampoo and Conditioner from Davines. Then, run a wide-toothed comb through your wet hair, and generously apply a wave spray all over (like the Evo Salty Dog surf spray), concentrating on the mid-shaft to ends (as opposed to the scalp). To create more volume for naturally straight hair, flip your head upside down and blowdry until it’s about 50% dry. Flip your head back over once hair is halfway dry and continue to blowdry. To create added waves and body, massage your hands throughout head as you blowdry. Don’t use a brush, as straight locks will always gravitate away from holding a curl.

Once your hair is 100% dry, use a curling iron to create loose curls. For longer hair, I recommend a 1 1/4-inch barrel. And, for shorter hair, choose a curling iron with a smaller barrel, approximately one inch. If you want tighter waves, opt for the one-inch iron, and if you’re looking for slightly looser waves, choose the 1 1/2-inch iron. When curling your hair, section off strands starting from the back first and moving toward the face. Take two-by-two-inch sections (or smaller sections if you have very dense hair, or want the waves to be tighter), and begin wrapping the hair around the curling iron, leaving part of the ends out. Make sure you wrap the hair in a motion away from your face. As a general rule of thumb, wrap your hair around the curling iron for just a few seconds — the idea is to get texture without completely curling the hair. After the waves are in place, flip your head over and run your hands through the hair with a pomade, wax, or paste…any one from Davines will do. Scrunch the ends to separate the strands and create added texture.

Curly Hair
First, wash hair using a moisturizing shampoo and conditioner (such as Nounou shampoo and conditioner from Davines) to relax and loosen the curl. Then, run a dime-sized amount of Evo Liquid Rollers through your damp hair, using a round brush to quickly smooth out strands and tame frizz. Follow the same steps as straight hair, except make sure to use a larger iron. I recommend a 1 1/5-inch barrel; since hair is already naturally curly, strands will take the shape of the iron faster and easier.

Then, flip your head over and run your hands through the strands with a Evo Love Shine Drops.  Since curly hair is generally dry, stay away from using wax, which can further dehydrate your strands. At the end of the process, spend some extra time focusing on the hair line — curly hair often frizzes quicker, so smooth out the pieces that frame the face.

Wavy Hair
Beachy waves are obviously easiest for naturally wavy hair, so the process is a bit quicker. Start by applying a leave-in conditioner such as Evo Day of Grace throughout hair and letting it air dry. If your waves are slightly unruly, go in with curling iron, mimicking the straight hair tutorial above (but use sparingly!). Then, finish with Evo Salty Dog beach spray.

And, there you have it: the perfect beachy wave for all hair types. Whether you’re at the office or actually by the ocean, it’s simple to make sea-tossed waves and your go-to, easy beauty routine from now until Labor Day.

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With open arms and open hearts, we embrace Davines and Evo haircare at La La Luxe.

May 7, 2014

Now we can all breathe a little easier with Davines and Evo Haircare at the salon. Literally.
We are so happy and excited to bring you Davines Hair Products (Italy) and Evo Hair Care (Australia). For those of you who knew La La Luxe way back when we first opened and carried Davines, then you will [...]

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Rose-Gold and Pink-Champagne Hair Color at La La Luxe Salon: Yes, Please!

April 13, 2014

Rose-Gold, Iced Tea, Pink Champagne, Lavender Sorbet…mouth-watering, stone-washed hair-color is all the rage right now…and it’s trendy but  not-to-trendy at the same time.
Celeb’s like Sienna Miller, Blake Lively and the Olsen twins are rocking the new hair color trends known as rose-gold.  The new tonal trend is something that was the offspring of last years [...]

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Spring 2014 Campaign:Spring Awakening. Photographed by Corey Grayhorse, Styled by John Alves, Hair/Makeup La La Luxe. Concept, Leah Carlson and Corey Grayhorse

April 13, 2014

We are SO honored to be able to present to you a sample from a collection of photo’s showcasing a load of talent delivered by a 3-headed monster consisting of Corey Grayhorse, John Alves, Leah Carlson and the team at La La Luxe Salon (Emily Johnston, Ambur Gill and Savanna Osborne).  Most of the fashion [...]

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La La Luxe Welcomes Lindsey Roberts, Stylist and Deva Curl Specialist!

April 10, 2014

We are so honored and excited to announce the addition of stylist and colorist, Lindsey Roberts to La La Luxe! She brings over 7 years of experience, knowledge and expertise to our team.  Certified in the Deva Curl technique, Lindsey has mastered the art of cutting curly, textured and naturally wavy hair.  She is highly [...]

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SHOW US SOME LOVE! #BESTOFRI

March 27, 2014

It’s that time of year again! Vote for La La Luxe Salon for RI Monthly’s BEST OF RI! Voting opens April 1st! If you’re loving your hair, then you have us to thank for that! So as a way of saying an EXTRA thank you to us….SHOW US SOME LOVE!  #BESTOFRI on our Instagram, Pinterest, [...]

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Bumble and Bumble CITY SWEPT FINISH: Your Go-To Product for Spring/Summer and Beyond!

February 20, 2014

Ok, so we are BEYOND ecstatic and can NOT contain ourselves with the new product that Bumble and Bumble just launched.  Bb Cityswept Finish is a groundbreaking hair product that we guarantee will be your go-to product for the spring and summer seasons (and beyond).  So what makes it so amazing? It’s a balmy, texturizing [...]

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A Sweeter-Than-Chocolate Deal from La La Luxe

January 27, 2014

Does this sound like something you have encountered?

Chocolate? Check.
Empty Chocolate box? Check.
Pink champagne and roses in your favorite color (delivered by your hottie or delivered to yourself by yourself…hey we have all done it!)
Reservations, LBD and a new pair of shoes? Check.
Gorgeous Hair, Makeup and Nails for your last minute Valentine’s Day plans?? Uh [...]

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La La Luxe welcomes New-Talent Stylist/Apprentice, Savanna Osborne!

January 8, 2014

With just a year of experience in the industry, she is bursting with creativity, passion, positive energy and an artistic edge that Providence has been waiting for.  Although Savanna is our new-talent stylist, she will continue to grow and further her education and knowledge through the direction and guidance of our highly-trained staff of master [...]

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