Month: July 2012

Fall Fashion is upon us…

Hey there!

It’s hard to believe we’re in the final weeks of Summer and that tomorrow is August 1st.  Fall is in fact upon us…

Recently, we’ve been hearing the chatter from Fall Fashion Week.  Salon Bongini’s ultimate goal is to educate and inspire our clients by creating a fun, positive and artistic atmosphere.  In this week’s post, we’re simply sharing some of the hot new trends for Fall.  Enjoy some of our favorite articles from Elle, Marie Claire and Cosmopolitan.

Elle’s trusted fashion experts have hand-selected their favorite fall fashions, shoes , and handbags to create the perfect head-to-toe shopping guide… Read more. Elle Shops: Editor’s Picks

Crewneck dress, by Malene Birger, $465, collection at The Wardrobe, Cincinnati. Suede belt with gemstone buckle, Ralph Lauren Collection, $1,500, at select Ralph Lauren boutiques nationwide, visit  Silk dress, Balenciaga by Nicolas Ghesquière, price on request, similar styles at Balenciaga, NYC

As obsessed as we are with all things sartorial, Fashion Week is not all about the clothes…

…none of the looks we see on the runways would be complete without a brilliant beauty concept to accompany and accent them. Here are our favorite beauty looks of the Fall 2012 season… Read more Fall 2012 Beauty Trends – Hair and Makeup Trends for Fall 2012 – Marie Claire

Big, voluminous bouffants topped off with a dainty black headband — this look is a dramatic (and very cool) twist on a classic coiffure.

If you’re so sick of your hair you can barely stand it, get inspired with these gorgeous star styles…

Candice Swanepoel is flaunting down the red carpet. Want to get it? Create a deep side-part on the left side of your head and separate your strands into two sections… Read more: Sexy Long Hair – Styles for Long Hair – Cosmopolitan

We’d love to hear from you!  Please comment on your favorite Fall Fashion trends.

CNN’s take on Moroccanoil

Moroccanoil combined contemporary and traditional methods to truly revitalize hair.  CNN’s Erin Burnett travels to Israel and discovers the hottest hair product in the world, Moroccanoil.

Read more…


One of the ingredients of Moroccanoil is Argan oil.  The Argan oil tree is only found in south West Morocco Argana. Argan oil is 
made from the nut of argans tree fruit. Moroccanoil’s Argan oil is harvested under a fair trade program which provides substantial socio-economic support to thousands of families in the Souss-Massa region of Morocco. Revenue from this project provides income to families and helps improve the working conditions of rural women.  Read more…

A powerful antioxidant and UV protector, Moroccanoil’s proprietary Argan oil blend is rich in vitamins and natural elements that fortify the hair, including Vitamin F (Omega 6), Vitamin A to improve elasticity, Vitamin E to protect against free-radicals, and Phenols to shield against environmental stressors. Salon-exclusive Moroccanoil products have a strong following among leading runway, film, television and celebrity stylists who search for the very finest for their A-list clients.

Will Moroccanoil make my hair oily?  Moroccanoil does not make the hair oily, it provides all critical vitamins and nutrients to make the hair smoother and more manageable.  A small amount goes a long way.  Those who experience oily hair are using too much of the product.

Quantity… The quantity needed depends on the client.  The texture, volume and chemical treatments all play a part in the quantity.  Highlighted hair will need more than “virgin”/untreated hair.  Thick hair requires more product than those with fine hair.




Summer Hair in South Florida…humid.

Summer Hair should be like a day at the beach… relaxed, luminous and gorgeous!  The South Florida Summer sun and humidity make these beach-like characteristics tough to attain.  The Summer heat can be damaging to your hair’s cuticle resulting in dry, dull or frizzy hair..and there’s nothing gorgeous about frizz.

Get beachy with our Summer Hair Care Tips:

Protect: Use a thermal protectant like the Davines Melu Shield to both seal and protect hair.  Melu Shield is rich in essential oils and antioxidants to create a strong conditioning power.  Davines developed the Melu Shield to protect hair to up to 428 degrees F, when using blowdryers/irons to style hair can also help protect hair in high heat/sun exposure.  Apply the Davines Melu Shield evenly to locks of dry or damp hair before heating/styling hair, for all day protection and a great look.

Condition: We love the Davines DeDe and Melu Conditioners.  DeDe is a light leave-in spritz treatment enhanced with grape seed extract and includes a UV protectant. Ideal for all hair types, to be used prior to sun exposure.  The Melu deep conditioner is perfect for a long day out in the Sun.  Nourish your hair by washing gently and applying Melu deep conditioner, leave on for 2-5 minutes then rinse. The Melu deep conditioner is enhanced with Apricot butter to nourish dry, damaged hair.

Prepare and Feed:  Prepare your hair before going into a pool by wetting your hair with clean water. Wetting your hair prior to swimming closes the cuticle and helps protect it from harsh chemicals.  Feed your hair by drinking plenty of water and eating green leafy vegetables.

 Consume fruits and vegetables that have high water content such as melon, watermelon and red tomatoes, as these are beneficial for your hair. Also, ensure that your diet is rich in proteins.

Enjoy: Enjoy your relaxed, luminous and gorgeous beach-like mane.