How to Choose the Right Hair Color for You

Autumn is a season of change, and as the leaves on the trees change their colors, women throughout Suffolk County, Long Island begin to think about changing their hair color to match. Whether it’s the trees changing their manes that inspires us to thoughts of changing our own, or it’s simply that our summer hair color that looked so great with our Long Island summer tan, doesn’t look as great with our paler fall complexion, it’s a fact that women throughout Long Island think of changing their hair color in fall.

So, whether you’re thinking of changing your color to match the bright reds of some tree leaves or more blonde to capture the yellows so prominent in fall, or maybe even toning down your summer blonde to more of an autumn brunette, picking a color that’s right for you is not a decision that should be taken lightly.

One of the first things to consider when choosing a new color for your hair is the color of your skin. Your hair is naturally a frame for your face, so you need to consider what hair color will complement your natural skin tone. While you may love how your favorite actress looks with her bright red tresses, consider whether her skin tone is the same as yours. The same goes for bright blondes and even dark browns and blacks. Following are a few golden rules of professional hair coloring from the hair color professionals at Pavlova Salon in Saint James, Smithtown, NY. Continue reading

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Pavlova Salon on Instagram

Have you seen our Instagram page yet? If not, you don’t know what you’re missing.

Long Island NY Hair Salon on InstagramWe all know that getting a new hair cut or hair style or finding a new hair salon in Suffolk County, Long Island can be a traumatic experience. There’s so much unknown. Where do you go? Who do you trust? How do you know what their skills and specialties are? What if you’re just looking for ideas? You can look in all the magazines you want, but you never know if the hair salon or hair stylist you’ve chosen can pull off the special look you’re going for or if it will look good for your face and skin coloring. Continue reading

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Fall Hair Style Trends in Smithtown

Undone Hair Style Fall 2013 As the hair stylists at the best salon in Smithtown say farewell to summer on Long Island, it’s time to welcome autumn in all its glory. It’s time to shed your summer hair style and replace it with a fall look that matches today’s hair fashion.

When we look for cues to the coming hair trends, we look to the fashion runways and red carpets to set the style of what’s to come. And good news! Hair styles for Fall 2013 are all about casual and care-free looks – or at least they’re designed to look that way. Some of these styles are really care-free, while others require a little work to make them look casual. Continue reading

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How Did Your Hair Fair this Summer?

With all the outdoor activities that come with summer on Long Island, your hair can take a beating. From the salt water of our ocean beaches, the chlorine of our backyard pools and just the searing heat of the sun, your hair can get dry, brittle and bleached out. Don’t worry, the hair care professionals at the best salons on Long Island, Pavlova Salon in Saint James are here to offer you some expert tips on how to protect and replenish your summer-ravaged hair.

Protect Your Hair from Long Island Sun, Salt & Chlorine

While, sadly, summer is nearly over, there are things you can do for the rest of the summer and next year to protect your hair.

Hide Your Hair from the Sun

While this is certainly not always practical, the best thing you can do for your hair in the summer is keep it out of the sun. Stay in the shade when possible, or cover your hair with a hat or scarf if you have to be in the sun. Scarves are back in fashion, so throw one around your neck and pop it up on your head if you have to be in the sun. Carry an umbrella. There was something to all those women carrying parasols back in the day. Not only does a little shade keep you cooler, it protects your hair from the heat and drying effects of the sun. Wear a hat. While a baseball cap with a ponytail sticking out the back can be  Continue reading

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Pavlova Summer Special!

Pavlova Salon welcomes New Clients with an Outstanding 2-for-1 Summer Special! Try us and experience what people in the St. James, NY area have been known for over 25 years: an out of this world salon experience at down to earth prices.

With this Summer Special its never been more affordable for new clients to experience The Art of Hair in our elegant and comfortable salons and be pampered by some of the best hair care pros on Long Island.

Enjoy a Pavlova service in August and receive a voucher for your next appointment for the same value! 2 Services for the Price of 1!!

Call to book your Pavlova experience today: 631-780-4862 .

**New clients only / Cannot be combined with any other offer, Offer ends August 31, 2013. Voucher can be used for other services up to the voucher value. Not redeemable for cash

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Check Out These Great Tips from our Facebook Page!

Pavlova Salon Best Summer Hair TipsHave you checked out our Facebook page lately? If not, you’ve missed some great posts like these:

• Heat-Free Hair! Beat the summer heat and keep your hair looking great without having to pick up the blow dryer. Beat the Long Island humidity that makes hair frizzy and limp at the same time. Skip constant washing and drying to keep your hair healthy by using a dry shampoo to soak up extra moisture.

• Pastel Colors are making a big comeback. First it was nails, now it’s in hair. Check out the cool new pastel nail colors in our June 18 post and then tell us if you think you can rock Candy Pink Hair in our June 26 Facebook poll.

Professional Hair Color

Professional Nail Care at Pavlova Salon

• Never Too Good to Learn More. Pavlova Hair Stylists went to New York City to work side-by-side with Wella educator Josh Calderon and learn the latest tips and techniques in hair styling. They learned the kind of skills the pros use on celebrity A-List clients when getting them ready for the Red Carpet and they’re ready to show off their new skills for you! Check out the photos and styles of the girls in action!

Pavlova Salon Hair Stylists in Training

Pavlova Salon Hair Stylists from Saint James at Wella training in New York City.

• Have an upcoming Summer Wedding? Updos are always elegant, but in the summer their a necessity to keep your cool while looking fabulous. Check out some of our recent wedding and prom updos here.

Pavlova Hair Salon Updos

• Finally, check out this cool video of an amazing hair cut this girl got walking in between errands right on the street. Talk about multi-tasking! You’ve got to see it to believe it.

Be sure to Like Us on Facebook to get more regular tips and news from Pavlova Salon in St. James.

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Summer Hair Style Tips from Pavlova Salon

Summer’s officially here and that means it’s time to prepare your hair for all those summer activities. From barbeques to beaches, you need to make sure your hair style and hair care matches the change in your lifestyle patterns.

Hair Conditioning for Long Island Summers

Pavlova Salon St James & Wading River Hair ConditioningWith summer temperatures rising, you’ve probably already started to spend a lot more time outdoors. Sun, salt and chlorine can play havoc with your hair. From your color to your conditioning, you’ve got to pay extra attention to your hair in summer. Check out these tips on Pavlova Salon’s Facebook page for how to condition your hair for summer. If you like what you see, LIKE US to tell your friends.

Combat Long Island Humidity and Tame Your Hair Frizz

Pavlova Salon Tame Hair FrizzWith summer on Long Island comes humidity. And that humidity can cause the dreaded “frizz” that can destroy the greatest summer hair style. Want to learn how to beat the frizz this summer? Check out this recent post on Pavlova Salon’s Facebook page. If you like what you see, LIKE US to tell your friends.

Summer Hair Styles to Keep You Cool

Not only do you have to take care of your hair differently to protect it from summer’s unique demands, you might also be considering a new hair style for summer. With all the heat and humidity a Long Island summer brings with it, you’re probably considering how to keep cool this summer. Long and wavy hair may be a perfect summery look, but no one likes their hair sticking to the back of their neck every time you step outside. Come see your Pavlova Salon stylist to learn how to style your long hair to stay cool this summer or perhaps to try a new hair style that will keep it off your neck on the dog days of summer. If you like what you see, LIKE US to tell your friends.

Elegant Summer Hair Styles for Any Event

June is traditionally a big month for formal events like weddings and proms, to less formal, but no less elegant affairs like charity events, reunions, and other parties. How will you wear your hair so you’re comfortable and elegant at the same time? The popularity of the new “Great Gatsby” movie has brought back “retro hair styles”. Check out these posts on Pavlova Salon’s Facebook page for recent updos for proms, weddings and more. If you like what you see, LIKE US to tell your friends.

Pavlova Salon St James & Wading River Hair UpdoOf course, as much as we would like you to visit Pavlova Salon’s Facebook Page, and LIKE US, we would really love to see you in one of our salons in Saint James or Wading River. Give us a call today to schedule a time with your favorite hair stylist. In Saint James, call 631-780-4862 or for Wading River, call 631-769-6025.

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Renew Your Long Island Look with a Spring Hair Style

At Pavlova Salon in Saint James and Wading River, we see Spring as a time for renewal.

As the temperatures warm up and the days get longer, we see renewal all around us in the grass, the trees, the flowers… and you.

As we emerge from the long dark days of winter, we often feel it’s time to renew ourselves with a new and fabulous hair style.

A new hair style can complete the feeling of renewal and give you a new start just like all the new growth around us. It can be just the thing for that fresh start to the season.

Spring Hair Style Tips for You

The hair stylists and colorists at the best salon in Smithtown and Wading River, NY are here to share three of the most popular spring hair styles straight from the runways in New York and Paris.

As all sorts of new things start to poke their heads out of the ground, the hair fashion trends this spring are simple and pretty, but not over-done.

What’s in Style for Hair this Spring?

Pavolva Salon Long Island Hair Salon Braid Hair Style

Waves. Spring is the forerunner of summer and summer brings thoughts of waves crashing on our Long Island beaches. Bring a little summer forward with natural-looking waves in your hair. Relaxed and unfussy, loose natural waves put a little spring in our step and match the casual nature of spring. Relaxed doesn’t mean messy. You want your natural looking curls to look simple, not un-cared for. Some women are just lucky enough to be born with natural waves, but for the rest of us, it may take a little work. Come in and speak with your favorite Pavlova Salon stylist to find out what you need to do to get the beautiful natural-looking waves Jennifer Lawrence has been rocking lately.

Pavolva Salon Long Island Hair Salon Braid Hair StyleBraids. Braids are versatile. They can be as complicated and elegant as a bridal up-do, or as simple and casual as you like. The look this spring is more casual for every day. You’re not looking for polished and glamorous, but sporty and spontaneous. Just separate your hair into three sections and weave them together, overlapping one section over the other in a systematic rotation. You can do this with your hair wet or dry, but if you choose dry, you’ll want to add some product first. If you braid your hair wet, you may get some of those natural curls we spoke about earlier when you take it out of the braid when it’s dry. Want to make it even more controlled? In addition to the band at the bottom of the braid, add another at the top to make a kind of braided ponytail.

Pavolva Salon Long Island Hair Salon Bun Hair StyleBuns. Today’s buns are not the buns your librarian wore. Keep it casual and not too over-groomed. This spring’s bun is more of a short ponytail with a little class. To accomplish this, part your hair in the middle and gather it in the back into a low ponytail at the base of your neck (not at the top of your head). Then, split the hair into three sections, cross the two outer sections and hold them together with elastic just under the crossover. Then, roll the tail under and pin it in place. Add a little elegance with an accessory at the base of the knot.

Need a Little Help? Come See Us in Saint James or Wading River, NY

Not sure how to do this from the description? Come in and see your favorite Pavlova Salon hair stylist in Saint James or Wading River and they’ll show you how. Call us in Saint James, Smithtown, NY at 631-780-4862 or Wading River, Brookhaven, NY at 631-769-6025.


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Have You Checked Out Our Facebook Page Yet?

For months, we’ve been promoting this website and our newest blog articles as we post them on our Facebook page. Well, it’s time to share the love and tell you about all the great things going on on Pavlova Salon’s Facebook page, just in case you’ve been missing out.

Pavlova Salon Facebook PagePavlova Salon’s Facebook page has gotten very popular lately. Our 236 (and counting) friends (Likes) have become very engaged, commenting and sharing all the news, photos and status updates our hair care professionals have been posting lately.

On the page you’ll find lots of great information about what’s going on in the salons in Saint James and Wading River.

From pictures of the work of our hair stylists, professional colorists and even makeup artists, like this … Continue reading

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How to Choose the Best Long Island Hair Salon

Pavlova Salon IconYou deserve the best, don’t you? So how do you find the best hair salon on Long Island for you? Unfortunately, not everybody who will read this post lives within commuting distance of the Pavlova Salon in Saint James, Smithtown, NY, so we thought we would tell you a little about what you should look for when choosing the best hair salon for you if you can’t come visit us.

There are a number of important things to consider when choosing a hair salon and the experts at Pavlova Salon in Saint James are here to help you know what to look for when choosing a new salon on Long Island for you.

It’s Your Hair, and Your Hair Salon Must Suit You

Your hair is an integral part of your personality. It frames your face and tells people a little about you. Are you wild and crazy? Subdued and refined? Sporty and fun? If your hair is so much a part of you, it’s important to find the best salon for you and your personality. Any salon you choose should have hair stylists and other beauty professionals that specialize in all the different styles so you can find one that’s perfect for you. At Pavlova, we have 24 Continue reading

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Make Your Valentine’s Day Special with a New Hair Style

Do you have plans with your special someone for Valentine’s Day? Or do you have another date planned with your special someone? Whether it’s an elegant meal out, a night of dining and dancing or simply a relaxed meal at home, nothing says special like a new hairstyle or a new professional color for the occasion.

EvPavlova Salon Hair Stylesen if you don’t want to change your style, letting someone else do your “do” can be the perfect start to a great night out (or in). Let the hair stylists, colorists and manicurists at the best salon in Smithtown pamper you for a little while before you meet your special someone. It’ll get you in a relaxed romantic mood certain to make your night extra special. Continue reading

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You Deserve a New Hair Style for the New Year

Welcome to 2013!

New hair style for 2013Looking to make a new start in the new year? Here’s one resolution you can keep: start with a new hair style!

There’s no better way to make yourself feel like a new you and give yourself a fresh start than with a fresh new hair style. Break with the past and give yourself a chance to keep all those other resolutions by making one that’s easy to keep.

The hair care experts at Pavlova Salon in Saint James NY are happy to share the following tips for getting a great new hair style to help you get a great start to the new year.

#1. Remember to choose a style that reflects your personal taste, fits your everyday lifestyle, and one that will make you look and feel your very best. Today’s hottest trends are sure to get you noticed no matter what age you are.

Check out, “It’s a New Year; Time for a New You!” for more tips on getting a great 2013 hair style!

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Stylist Profile

Hair Stylist Caterina

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Pavlova Salon in Saint James is pleased to introduce hair stylist Caterina in our new Stylist Profile feature.

Pavlova Salon Hair Stylist CaterinaStylist Caterina says she “was born with a passion for fashion and hair styling”. Knowing where she wanted to go, she invested in her career by volunteering for celebrity hair stylist Yves Durif (Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski of MSNBC’s Morning Joe, fashion’s muse Daphne Guinness and foremost yogini Elena Brower) to learn and perfect her skills and technique.

Caterina continues to grow her skills and experience working with high profile clientele and specializes in glamorous, “red carpet looks” appropriate for the rich and famous on which she cut her teeth. Having Caterina at Pavlova Salon ensures our patrons achieve the same high end look the wealthy spend big bucks on at a much more affordable rate. Continue reading

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Easy Hair Styles for the Active Woman

Best Quick & Easy

Hair Styles for

Women on the Go

The stylists and other hair care professionals at Pavlova Salon in St. James regularly hear our clients complain that their busy lifestyles often leave little time for complex hair styling every day. From waking up, exercising and getting off to work, to bringing the kids to school, soccer, dance class, etc., you find you just don’t have 20 minutes to style your hair every day. What to do?

Quick and Easy Hair Style by Pavlova Salon on Long Island NYMany women resort to cutting their hair short to keep it simple and manageable. While this is certainly an option, and works for many women, you love the way your hair looks long and want to keep your luxurious tresses. When you have the time to give it the attention it deserves, your hair looks great long and flowing.

Well, fret no more! There are many ways to keep your hair long and look beautiful without spending hours a day on it. Read on for four easy hair style tips from the hair stylists at Pavlova Salon. These styles will have you looking completely pulled together in just minutes. Continue reading

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Fall & Winter Hair Style Tips

The temperature is dropping and the weather’s getting cooler. Time to think about changing that summer style for a more sophisticated hair style for fall and winter? The stylists at the Pavlova Salon in Saint James are here to offer you some helpful tips.

Many women consider growing out their hair for fall. It makes sense, especially if you went with a short easy style for summer. Many of us do this because we’re more active in summer and needed a style to go from beach or pool to cocktail party or barbeque in a flash. Sometimes it’s just to keep our hair out of your face and easy to care for during all your summer activities like swimming, biking, tennis, etc.. Now that the weather is getting cooler though, you may be thinking you want to cover your ears and get some hair on your neck to protect it from winter’s upcoming icy winds. You’re also thinking that the holidays are around the corner (Thanksgiving is less than two months away!) and you want some length to create a more sophisticated look for these fall and winter events.

When you let that summer style go long, however, it can look messy and un-styled. That’s not really the look you’re going for, is it? When you’re growing out your hair, you need to have it cut and styled for where it is now and where it’s going. The professional and experienced hair stylists at Pavlova Salon in Saint James and Wading River know just how to trim your hair to keep its length, but to keep it styled so you don’t look like you’re “in between” styles. Just because you’re growing out your hair doesn’t mean you have to look like the shaggy dog just out of the bath. Continue reading

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What Will Your Next Hairdo Be?

A recent study has confirmed what the hair stylists at Pavlova Salon in Saint James have observed over many years: many women change their hairstyles about twice a year. While that would sound fickle to most men who probably change their hair style twice in a lifetime (including when and if they start losing it), these women find good reasons to change their hairstyle, including:

• Celebrating a milestone achievement: graduating (from high school, college, graduate school), a promotion at work, having a baby, …. The list goes on and on.
• Celebrating a life-changing event: a break up, a divorced, a death in the family, getting engaged, getting married …. and so on.
• Celebrating a milestone birthday: 16, 18, 21, 25, 30, 40, 50, ….
• Celebrating a personal milestone: anniversary, child’s graduation
• A special event or party
• At the change of seasons (long hair in winter; short hair in summer)
• Change of color (graying)
• Maturity: that waist-length hair looks a little long in the tooth on some 60-something women (but not you!).
• Activity level: your long hair gets in the way when you’re exercising, swimming, boating, in your new convertible ….
• Keeping up with fashion. Your new wardrobe simply calls for a new hairstyle too.
• And, the ever-popular, “I’m bored with it”.

Read on to learn how to pick a new hairstyle. Continue reading

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Hair Care & Hair Repair Tips from Pavlova Salon, Smithtown NY

About this time of year, our hair is starting to feel the effects of summer. Harsh sun, swimming in chlorinated pools or salty seawater and the heat are all likely starting to damage your hair. How do you repair it, or better yet, prevent the damage in the first place?

Well, short of covering all your hair every time you go out of the house or wearing a bathing cap when you go swimming, it’s hard to keep your hair perfect throughout the summer. The hair care experts at Pavlova Salon in Smithtown, NY offer these tips to keep your hair in tip-top shape.
First, Do No Harm
Wash properly. You’ve been washing your hair all your life and you don’t give it a second thought, right? Well, there’s the right way and the wrong way to shampoo your hair. First of all, make sure your hair is thoroughly wet before you start to add the shampoo. And don’t overuse it. Use only enough to get through all your hair. This shouldn’t amount to more than the size of a quarter in your palm. Rub the shampoo onto both hands before applying and don’t overdo the application. You should only have to lather for about 30 seconds. More than that is overkill. After you wash, rinse your hair with cool water. If you’re washing your hair in the shower, do this right before you get out. This will help to seal in the moisture in your hair (it’s also invigorating for the rest of you).

Go Backwards and Massage. When you get out of the shower, brush your hair from back to front. This will help distribute the natural oils in your hair thoroughly throughout all your hair, whether long or short. You’ll know you’ve brushed well if your scalp starts to tingle. Continue reading

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Summer Hair Styles Long Island NY

Well, now that we’ve passed Memorial Day, it’s officially time to think about our summer vacation plans. And with summer vacation, it’s time to think about how we want to wear our hair this summer.

For most people, summer brings a more active lifestyle. The days are Continue reading

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How to Find Your Perfect Wedding Day Hair Style

Your perfect day is coming up. You’ve got everything ready: your dress, your shoes, your flowers…. But what about your hair? Everyone’s going to be looking at your face as you’re the beaming new bride. And don’t forget all the pictures, from the formal ones to those all your friends and Continue reading

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Enjoy a New Look with Natural Hair Extensions

Looking for a new look? Often, when we’ve had a hair style for a while and we’re “bored with it” our first stop is our favorite stylist for a new hair cut and style. Of course, it’s a relatively simple matter to cut long hair into shorter hair, but what if you already have a shoulder-length or shorter cut? Continue reading

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