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About Lindsay Griffin Boston Hairstylist + Co.

Lindsay Griffin Boston Hairstylist + Co. is a high end, modern salon offering hair cutting, dimensional color, keratin treatments, facial + eyebrow waxing, and on-site wedding services. Lindsay and her team are redefining the art of hair by providing clients with the latest techniques including edgy cuts to soft natural curls in a comfortable, luxurious environment. Lindsay is one of Boston’s Best, awarded by The Improper Bostonian, as well as Boston Magazine. Her work has been featured in numerous publications including Allure Magazine, Style Me Pretty, Boston Weddings and Boston Magazine.

Product Feature: KEVIN.MURPHY “PLUMPING” Line

September 23rd, 2015

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Let’s discuss what no one wants to talk about: thinning hair. It’s not fun, especially for ladies, because we don’t expect it to happen to us. There are a number of causes, from stress to more serious hair loss conditions such as alopecia.

KEVIN.MURPHY‘s excellent product line has a solution for this exact situation. The Kevin.Murphy PLUMPING line has products designed to help thinning hair get back to its old self.

The set includes the Plumping Wash (shampoo), Plumping Rinse (conditioner), and Body.Mass, (leave-in treatment). Grouped together, these products not only can help those who have experienced hair loss or thinning, but can also help to plump up extra-fine hair strands in those who aren’t necessarily losing hair, but are looking for a thicker head of hair overall. Also, this line smells AMAZING.

We’ve already had several happy customers who use the Plumping line, and even a couple of our stylists use it on their own hair! If this sounds like a product that you think could help you, we’d be happy to set you up and let the Kevin.Murphy products speak for themselves!

Seven Perfect Nail Colors for Fall

September 19th, 2015

We all know that fall means the end of summer – but it’s also a season of complete fashion turnover, cool weather, and all things pumpkin. Ring in the new season with these seven nail colors that we love and picked especially for you! Then you can show off those revamped nails while you cuddle up in your favorite sweater and sip your PSL.

ESSIE – “Leggy Legend
$8.50

One of my personal favorite fall polishes this year, this shimmery brown hue is sure to attract some attention.

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Photo: Essie

OPI – “Thank Glogg It’s Friday!
$9.00

This wine colored polish is sophisticated and a perfect compliment to those cool fall nights.

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Christian Louboutin – “Rouge Louboutin
$50.00

We all secretly want a pair of Red Bottoms. And we all need a classic red nail polish. So here’s the compromise.

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Photo: Christian Louboutin

Butter London – “Royal Navy”
$15.00

Navy is an incredibly chic color to try for fall, and it’s making a comeback in fashion as well. Get ahead of the trend!

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Formula X – “Standout
$10.50

Try nude nails this season! If this tone doesn’t quite fit your skin tone, Formula X has several different nude shades so you can find the one that matches you.

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Photo: Sephora

Ciate – “Vintage
$15.00

This unique green/grey combo color is a unique, subdued hue, but still mysterious and majestic.

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Photo: Ciate

Sinful Colors – “Courtney Orange
$3.00

If you’re attending a Halloween party, go all out with this shimmery orange. Perfectly festive for the fall holiday spirit!

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TACO PARTY! – New Vegan Spot in Ball Square

September 15th, 2015

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Just down the street from Lindsay Griffin Boston Hairstylist + CO, a delightful new taco restaurant has opened up. Formerly a food truck-only service, TACO PARTY has just opened up their first stationary location right here in Ball Square!

First of all, Taco Party is completely vegan. As a meat lover myself, I was pretty skeptical of having a taco with no chicken or steak. But to be honest, these tacos are great. The restaurant’s menu boasts some unique combinations and flavors that really challenge what you know about the taco world. Some of the menu items are gluten free as well! Aside from tacos, the Party also includes chips and a few different dips including classic guacamole and pinto bean dip. It’s completely worth it to try everything.

Also, Taco Party has vegan baked goods! There are plenty of different flavors of vegan donuts, cakes, and other tasty treats to satisfy your sweet tooth.

So when you get the craving for a delicious taco, stop in at Taco Party, grab an “Hecho en Somerville” sticker to pop on your car or laptop, and tell them the girls at Lindsay Griffin Boston sent you! Because we <3 tacos!

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                                            Logo: Taco Party

A Comprehensive Guide to KEVIN.MUPRHY: Find Your Product!

September 11th, 2015

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As many of you know, LGBH+CO has recently started carrying KEVIN.MURPHY – and our clients love it! We’ve had some really happy customers who have tried these products, and we want you to find the right product for yourself!

We created this easy guide to all of the Kevin.Murphy products that we carry, so that you can find exactly what you’re looking for to make your hair better. Find what you need below in the section for your hair type/specific hair need, and for more information, simply click through the link to the Kevin Murphy website.

(All of these products are here at LGBH+CO! Come visit us if you need to pick one up!)

KEVIN.MURPHY LINGO
Wash = Shampoo
Rinse = Conditioner
Treatment = A deep conditioner, can be used in place of a regular conditioner
Masque = Another type of deep conditioning treatment, typically used once a week

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NORMAL
Balancing Wash [A daily shampoo to strength hair, prevent damage from heat styling, and protect against color fade]

FINE
Angel Wash / Angel Rinse [Shampoo and conditioner for fine, colored hair]
Angel Masque [A deep conditioning mask for fine, colored hair]
Full.Again [A thickening lotion for fine hair]

DRY
Hydrate.Me Wash / Hydrate.Me Rinse [Shampoo and conditioner combo for dry, dehydrated hair]
Hydrate.Me Masque [Deep conditioner for dehydrated hair]
Born.Again Treatment [A deep conditioning treatment for extremely dry, stressed hair – the cornerstone of the Kevin.Murphy line]
Staying.Alive [A leave-in conditioning spray]
Un.Tangled [A leave-in conditioner and detangling spray]

CURLY or COARSE
Luxury Wash / Luxury Rinse [Shampoo and conditioner for curly, thick, or coarse hair]
Motion.Lotion [Curl-enhancing lotion]

BLONDE
Blonde.Angel Wash [A purple-tinted shampoo for blonde hair that has been colored]
Blonde.Angel Treatment [A purple-tinted deep conditioner to prevent brassiness and color fade in blondes]

DETOX
Maxi Wash [A detoxifying shampoo to reduce product buildup on the hair and scalp]

THINNING
Plumping Wash / Plumping Rinse [Shampoo and conditioner for thinning hair]
Body.Mass [A leave-in treatment for thinning hair]

AGING or OVER-PROCESSED
Young.Again Wash / Young.Again Rinse [A shampoo and conditioner for aging, over-processed, or dull hair]
Young.Again Masque [A deep conditioning mask for dull, aging hair]
Young.Again Oil [A leave-in, anti-aging oil]

MEN
Stimulate.Me Wash / Stimulate.Me Rinse [Men’s shampoo and conditioner that stimulates the scalp and promotes hair growth]
Thick.Again [A leave-in thickening treatment for thinning or falling hair]

VOLUME
Anti.Gravity [A volumizing lotion]
Anti.Gravity Spray [A volumizing spray]
Body.Builder [A strong hold, volumizing mousse]
Powder.Puff [Volumizing powder for the roots]

DRY SHAMPOO
Fresh.Hair [A dry shampoo to absorb oil in unwashed hair]

FRIZZ CONTROL
Smooth.Again [A frizz-control lotion]

TEXTURE
Hair.Resort [A texturizing lotion for relaxed, wavy looks]
Hair.Resort Spray [A texturizing, sea salt spray for beach-like waves]
Texture.Master [A strong-hold texturizing spray]

HEAT PROTECTING
Damage.Manager [A leave-in heat protecting spray]

STYLING
Session.Spray [Kevin Murphy’s signature strong hold hairspray]
Easy.Rider [An anti-frizz cream with flexible hold]
Gritty.Business [A matte, pliable hold paste]
Un.Dressed [A flexible hold paste for undone looks]
Rough.Rider [A strong hold clay]
Night.Rider [A matte texture paste with firm hold]
Super.Goo [A firm hold rubbery gel]
Free.Hold [A medium hold styling cream]

FUN!
Shimmer.Shine [A shimmery spray that strengths hair and adds shine]
Color.Bug [Kevin Murphy’s take on hair chalk – one-time intense color in pink, purple, orange, neon green, white, and gold]

You can pick up any of these Kevin Murphy products right here at LGBH+CO! Just stop in to see us – we love visitors. :)

The Internet Loves OI!

September 10th, 2015

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One of the most popular products we sell by far here at Lindsay Griffin Boston is the OI product line from Davines. As it turns out, the people of the Internet love it too!

Check out these reviews of the OI products from real customers and your favorite beauty sources!

A customer on Birchbox posted this review after receiving a sample of the OI Conditioner in her monthly box: “I originally received this conditioner in my box but HAD TO purchase the full bottle after just one use. It makes my wavy, untameable hair so soft & manageable.”

Davines’ OI Beautifying Potion received the Best of Beauty Award from Allure in 2012, and garnered this review from the magazine: “Proof that oil needn’t equal grease, this formula softens hair and adds just a subtle hint of polish.”

Olivia Singer, writing for Into the Gloss, wrote a glowing review of the entire Davines line, and had this to say about the OI All In One Hair Milk: “Both a heat-protector and a shiny, conditioning moisturizer, it doesn’t leave me with sticky or crispy strands which are the bane of my hair-product-using life.”

For more information on the Davines OI line, stop by and ask one of our stylists for help finding the right product for you!

Ball Square Liquor Store Takes Best of Boston 2015

August 31st, 2015

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Right across the road from Lindsay Griffin Boston, Somerville’s very own Ball Square Fine Wines earned the 2015 accolade of “Best of Boston – Best Spirits Shop.”

Ball Square has a huge selection, they also host weekly tastings so that you can discover new wines, beers, and cocktails that fit your palette.

We’ve only heard good things from our customers about Ball Square Fine Wines, so we encourage you to check it out too!

BRONDE: The Summer’s Hottest Color

August 18th, 2015

This summer’s biggest hair trend is not quite blonde, and not quite brown. The new combination color is called “bronde,” and it’s taking the hair world by storm. The beautiful golden color is perfect for those warm summer nights, and is great for a girl who’s looking to stand out from the crowd.

Here are only some of the latest celebrities to try out bronde. Maybe you’ll want to test it for yourself!

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Kevin Murphy’s COLOR BUG: Intense Hair Color – For One Night!

August 14th, 2015

If you’ve been looking to spice up your hair styling routine but can’t commit to a permanent wild hair color, we have the solution for you. The Kevin Murphy line has created a product that allows us to have the crazy color we truly desire for one night only, and then wash it out when we are ready to return back to our normal, everyday lives. Enter COLOR BUG.

Color Bug acts like a hair chalk. It comes in a small applicator pod and is rubbed onto the strands to transfer the color. There are six different colors available currently: pink, purple, neon green, orange, white, and shimmer (which comes out as a sparkly gold).

_MG_3870-1The entire Color Bug collection, from left to right: purple, white, orange, neon, shimmer, and pink.
[Photo by Christine Labbe]

A few tips from Kevin Murphy on applying Color Bug:

1. Use a product before applying as a base. This will help the color to stick to your hair. He recommends
2. For a more intense color, use a product like Kevin Murphy’s “Night Rider” paste to deepen the color.
3. For lighter shades, use a product like Kevin Murphy’s Hair Resort or Anti Gravity Sprays as the base.
4. For a pastel color, mix any Color Bug with the White Bug.
5. Finish off with a hairspray and you’re good to go.
6. Be sure to use a towel over your shoulders to protect your clothing while applying!

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[Photo by Christine Labbe]

Check out the video below to see how it works in action!

Summer Must-Have: Sea Salt Spray!

August 12th, 2015

Sea salt sprays have been HUGE this summer. They give you those perfect beachy waves that are great for the office, lunch, or a night on the town, and they leave your hair smelling amazing as well.

We carry a couple of great sea salt sprays here at LGBH+CO that will make you feel like you’ve just come from the beach (minus the sunburn and the sand stuck to everything).

Kevin Murphy – Hair Resort Spray

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Listed as one of Allure Magazine’s Best of Beauty products in 2014, Kevin Murphy’s Hair Resort spray is a light texturizing spray that encourages waves. It also has an incredible scent combination of honey, citrus, and tangerine. A-ma-zing.

Davines – This Is A Sea Salt Spray

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Davines doesn’t mess around with product names. This Is A Sea Salt Spray is indeed a sea salt spray, described by Birchbox as a “life-changing” product. Not to mention it’s a paraben free, zero-environmental-impact product, and a winner of Coastal Living’s 2014 Beach Beauty Award.

BONUS PRODUCT! Kevin Murphy – Shimmer Shine

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Okay, so it’s not a sea salt spray, but it’s another product that’s perfect for summer. Kevin Murphy’s Shimmer Shine is a spray that adds a little sparkle to your hair once you’re done with the rest of your styling. Just shake the bottle and you’ll see what we mean!

Now that you know the basics, stop in to see us at LGBH+CO or ask your stylist at your next appointment which sea salt sprays they love!

Tan Towel: The Self Tanner You’ve Been Waiting For

August 7th, 2015

Our owner and lead stylist Lindsay has been getting a lot of questions about how her skin has that gorgeous summer glow, even when she’s inside the salon all day and away from the sun. Lindsay confesses that she has been using Tan Towel – a self tanning product that comes in towel form for easy and accurate application. And to be honest, the results are very natural compared to those of other self tanners!

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Tan Towel has a variety of versions of the product so that you can find the method that works best for you. There are the classic towels which you simply rub on the skin like a baby wipe, and there are tanning lotions, mists, and exfoliating tanning towels as well.

Some tips for application: It’s recommended that you exfoliate your skin before applying a Tan Towel – this will ensure the smoothest application possible. One half body towel will cover approximately 1/3 to 1/2 of the body, depending on your size. The formula dries within seconds, so you don’t have to worry about staining your clothes. You should also wash your hands after application so that they aren’t accidentally tanned to a darker hue than the rest of your body.

So if you’re struggling to get enough sun this summer, or if you have a difficult time tanning to begin with, take a chance on Tan Towel and make everyone think you’ve been spending all your summer days at the beach! You can try with confidence knowing that it has been LGBH+CO tested and approved!

Tan Towel can be purchased directly from Tan Towel, Inc., or at beauty retailers like Sephora, Ulta, and Birchbox.

 

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