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Are You a Blonde, Brunette, Or Redhead?

Here's the Real Story Behind Your Hair
A Love-Hate Relationship With: Our Hair

Ginger Hair ColorDid you know, on average, every person grows just under 600 miles of hair in a lifetime. In other words, you could theoretically have a ponytail stretching from Philadelphia to Detroit.

Even more impressive, hair is incredibly strong stuff. With just the hair on your head right now, you have the potential tensile strength to lift two elephants!

Read more: Are You a Blonde, Brunette, Or Redhead?

A Facial Toner- Beauty Tips

Removing makeupApples are chock full of antioxidants and are also a great source of potassium, calcium, and fiber. Because ACV has been fermented, it offers even more healthy acids and enzymes that are great for the skin. When used regularly, apple cider vinegar makes a fantastic facial toner and exfoliator. It also can lighten sun and age spots, and clear up acne and acne scars.

Benefits to Keratin Complex

Traditional smoothing and straightening systems break and change the chemical bonds in your hair. Keratin Complex does NOT. Instead, it infuses Keratin protein deep into the cuticle of the hair shaft. Why is this beneficial to you?  Well, at birth, the keratin level in your hair is 70%-80%.  As you get older, your hair loses its protein. As a result the hair can become frizzy, dry, and unmanageable. Infusing natural keratin back into your hair restores it to its original shiny, smooth, frizz-free state!

Read more: Benefits to Keratin Complex

Meet LaCrisha One of our new stylists

LaCrisha brings a creative set of skills to our salon that are  exciting. She has  traveled with a group of mobile stylists and make-up artists to different destinations working with fitness models, weddings, and films.

"I love working in this industry. Making people feel beautiful is just fun and rewarding."

New Fall Cuts

bob cutAt Tijeras Hair Co. (Salon) we are incorporating new colors and cuts for the upcoming fall season.

I love this new version of a released bob cut and color combination. It has movement and it complements all face shapes. Note the golden blonde highlights with a hint of deep auburn accents.

Read more: New Fall Cuts

The Salon in the News - Albuquerque the Magazine

jacque and lizAfter 30 years of working in a salon, Jacqueline Asher and daughter, Elizabeth, began to see a demand for certified organic shampoos and conditioners.

"I call it the 'hazmat of the bathroom' when I see all the products and chemicals people use on their bodies," Elizabeth says.

"As owners of a hair salon, our lives revolve around chemicals and we have a higher sensitivity to those chemicals. Creating and using our line, Tijeras Naturals, gives our staff and our clients one less thing to worry about when it comes to pollution and to their health." 


Read the Albuquerque the Magazine article here (PDF) ...

Dianna's Shaggy Bob

shaggy bobDianna Agron's Shaggy Bob. This is a cross between a bob and a shag. The hair is cut above the shoulders, and then razored from back to front at a slight angle. This is the kind of style that comes to life with the styling. Great for curly hair, the layered side pieces will keep the hair from forming that dreaded "A-shape." Otherwise, this versatile cut would work for most face shapes and textures.

Salon Secrets - Ask Liz!

altLet's talk about aging; I just completed a presentation on Salon Secrets at Whole Foods Market at the Carlisle location. I answered beauty questions for men and women. Most of the questions were on the process of aging and what they can do for their hair and skin to look younger. The consensus is that none of us like getting older. This is not an easy subject to talk about but I think it is time to address this process.

Read more: Salon Secrets - Ask Liz!

How Cute Is This!

altIt doesn't take a "shear genius" to see why short hair is trendy for summer; besides being lighter and cooler it's also great for fuss-free styling.

The cut (left) is created with long layers from the crown to the eyebrow with shorter layers that couture to the nape of the neck.

Read more: How Cute Is This!

Glowing Summer Skin!

woman back and flowersTry this homemade body scrub recipe for soft, glowing skin just in time for swimsuit season! Coffee scrubs have been said to aid in cellulite reduction and helps with the appearance of varicose veins. The caffeine in the grounds redistributes fat cells and shrinks blood vessels in your skin. The sugar/salts buff away dead skin cells, revealing rejuvenated, younger-looking skin. 

 For recipe Click Here.

Leave Color to the Experts

You don't have to live with a bad color that does not compliment your skin tone or a box color that you bought from the grocery store.
Leave corrective coloring to the experts. Corrective color is an art form and takes a stylist with extensive knowledge of color to correct coloring mistakes. Here Eric Rico, stylist from our salon Tijeras Hair Co. is doing a dye-back which takes many steps to achieve that rich brunette.

Women receiving Hair Coloring treatment
 After consulting with the client and Elizabeth Asher (advanced stylist and colorist) to determine the desired effect, they formulate a procedure which may take many steps (in this case a primer is needed to be applied to the blond so that the chosen color can be achieved) and like magic "She is transformed".
For your free color consultation call 505-255-5544 ask for Jennifer to schedule.

Vitamins for Hair Vitality

Vitamin E helps improve blood circulation to your scalp, resulting in healthy hair growth. You can find it naturally in avocados, mangoes, tomatoes and broccoli.

Vitamins B & A aid in cell growth & division, giving you a healthy scalp and overall skin tone. It can be found naturally in meats such as turkey & tuna, and in eggs and spinach.

This Month at the Salon...

The salon is buzzing with concerns about our economy. I believe that we will see an upturn in this year, but the question is what do we do now to support our community and our small businesses that we love. Here are a few hints that each and everyone one of us can do to make a difference.

Read more: This Month at the Salon...

Jazz Up Your Hair for The New Year

hair before after - new year styleIt's a new year, be bold! At the salon, Eric Rico created new looks for two sisters who wanted to go into the new year looking great. The day was filled with Holiday energy.

One sister wanted a complete new look. Eric took her from a bleach blond to a rich brunette and incorporated an updated 50's cut. The other sister wanted rich red highlights that accentuated the brunette undertones. The cut was cute and sassy that brought out the rich red highlights.

Makeup Safety Concerns for Halloween

  1. model faceMake sure you perform a test patch on your skin before applying makeup all over on the big night. You never know how different types of makeup will affect your skin, and you wouldn't want to break-out in a nasty rash and ruin all the ghoulish fun.
  2. Take caution with makeup usage around open flames (or jack-o-lanterns) as many products contain flammable ingredients.
  3. Use properly specified makeup for each area of your body. Take care when applying body makeup to your face, or vice versa, as the formulas are specifically designed for certain areas and could easily irritate your skin.
  4. Apply makeup thinly, one color at a time allowing the makeup to adequately dry. This will help with even application, as well as avoid excess amounts of product on your skin.

Tijeras Salon Goes Hollywood

Tijeras Naturals StorefrontWe were lucky enough to have our "Tijeras Naturals" name and products featured on a movie set! The film (due for release at an unannounced time) is Odd Thomas, an adaptation of the novel by Dean Koontz and staring Anton Yelchin and Willem Dafoe. The film was shot all over New Mexico, and included a mall scene, in which an entire store was built with the Tijeras name. The picture below shows our "swanky" salon as it will appear in the film. We were very pleased and grateful for the opportunity and hope our products make it up on the big screen!

Tijeras Naturals is celebrating thirty-six years in business.

birthdaycupcakeTijeras Naturals is 36 Years Old!

We have shared with you many years of life experiences. We're thankful for your support throughout those years and the relationships we have built with each and every one of you. We at Tijeras would love hear from you about your experiences in our salon. Please send us your testimonials. Your message may be used in corresponding articles, but we will only use your first name and last name initial.

#1 Anti-Aging Serum?

This just in!


We saw this new product on Entertainment Tonight, Good Housekeeping awarded It's the #1 Anti-Aging Serum for 2010. It's called Boots No7 Protect & Perfect Intense. We have not tried this product yet and we're curious to know if any of our readers have? Let us know what you think. Email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.