Hair Show, Trends, Other Fun Stuff

As many of you already know, we look forward to May every year because that's when we attend one of our favorite Hair Shows in Salt Lake City. It was great. As always.

There were lots of new products to check out, new tools with the latest technology, and new ideas for achieving the latest and greatest styles. Also, there were tons of classes -- our favorite part. (Sounds crazy to spend your time off at classes, but we love it!) I thought you might like to hear about some of the things that were buzzing at the show this year...

Chunky stripey highlights are out. Still. (I told you.) Panel color is in. (Panel color means big blocks of color that shines through, but you can't tell exactly where it's coming from.) Also, very natural haircolor; subtle highlights.

If your style is a little edgy, we saw some great styles for you too. Some serious edgy haircuts and funky colors. All very geometrical.

For the rest of you, hair has lots of movement. Lots of texture. Bangs and fringe are still in -- in a big way. Those vary, depending on your personal style. Side swept bobs with lots of layers are super fresh. We are getting away from the stacked A-Line bob.

Long hair? Layers! If you're afraid of layers, there is a technique called invisible layers. This gives long hair the movement it needs to look updated without you being able to see where that movement is coming from. Invisible layers. Clever. And it looks amazing.

The show wasn't all about hair either. We brought in some new OPI Soak Off Gel Polish. It goes on smooth like regular polish, cures under the lamp and lasts like gels, and stays super glossy like gels. But it's much easier to take off than traditional gel nails. You can remove and change only the color, without removing all of the gel base. It lasts up to 2 weeks on natural nails and 4 weeks on toes. And, the best part, it's available in all of OPI's best selling polish colors! So you can now get your longer-lasting gel toes in many of your favorite OPI polish colors.

If you don't want to be tied down to gel toes, we also have the brand new Summer Collection of nail polishes by OPI. Get your toes done, and buy a bottle for touch ups at home. The colors are fun and bright. Perfect for summer.

Curious about what you just read, or anything else we saw at the hair show? Write us an email at and we will answer your questions.

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