Posted by: Heather Ehresman
Winter weather comes with a unique set of hair and skin challenges. Nobody knows that better than our team, who have beautified every hair style and skin type under the sun!
We recently asked our team, “What Cole’s Salon product or service is a must-have for winter?
“During the winter months, I can’t live without Oribe’s Gold Lust Oil! This oil conditions, strengthens and does wonders for dry hair. Since it’s so lightweight, I even put a small amount directly on my scalp after washing my hair to keep my scalp moisturized and free from flakes. I use this product everyday with wet or dry hair!”
– Liz Youngman, Advanced Designer, Burnsville
“I love the IMAGE Skincare AGELESS Total Overnight Retinol Masque because it has anti-aging benefits from the retinol, and also has shea butter for ultra hydration! I put it on before bed and wake up with super smooth, plumped up skin that lasts for days!”
– Tracy Workman, Advanced Esthetician, Apple Valley
“Oribe’s Supershine Moisturizing Cream is such a necessary addition to your daily styling regimen. Never mind the name – the way it makes your hair feel in the midst of a dry crispy winter is too good! I love adding a few drops of Oribe’s Gold Lust Oil and WOW what a combo – hydrating hair with no fly-aways!”
– Lilly Theis, Advanced Designer, Cedar Cliff
“A service that I can’t live without (year round but especially in winter) is a micropeel. You get the physical exfoliation from the microdermabrasion and the enzymatic exfoliation from the vitamin c peel. It is the perfect “clean slate” for anybody experiencing dry skin or just wanting to feel super fresh and glowy! Some products that are winter staples of mine are the IMAGE Skincare Hyaluronic Acid Serum, Vitamin C hydrating serum, and Hydrating Enzyme Mask. These IMAGE Skincare products are tried and true, and every guest who has tried them has fallen in love!”
– Izzy Williams, Advanced Esthetician, Savage
“My favorite winter treatment to give (and receive!) is a spa microdermabrasion. It’s perfect to treat dry, dull, rough winter skin and is also super relaxing. This service not only makes your skin instantly look brighter and feel hydrated, it also helps combat acne, hyperpigmentation, fine lines/wrinkles, and scarring. It is by far my favorite relaxing treatment we offer!”
– Jenny Kaehler, Advanced Esthetician, Cedar Cliff
“My must-have winter product is Oribe’s Supershine Moisturizing Cream (Burnsville’s top-selling product!) for repair, shine, static control, elasticity, and smoothness. Also Oribe’s in-salon treatments have been transformational!”
– Jen Strean, Advanced Designer, Burnsville
“My favorite winter product is the Oribe Moisture and Control Deep Treatment Hair Mask. People may think this product is only for curly or textured hair, but it is the most amazing hydrating mask I’ve ever used. It’s great for anyone whose hair could use a thick, rich, and buttery mask to help hydrate and restore. A small amount goes a LONG way so this is a steal because it lasts forever. Even on my fine blonde hair, I use it at least once a week.”
– Shayna Mellor, Advanced Designer, Cedar Cliff
“Stressed winter skin needs a little TLC, so I have been recommending the IMAGE Skincare Vital C Hydrating Enzyme Mask. This mask is amazing for your face…and your hands! Apply a generous amount to your hands once a week to help maintain your manicures and deeply hydrate chapped hands.”
– Linnaea Renner, Advanced Nail Technician, Eagan Station
“I can’t live without Eminence Organics Blueberry Soy Repair Cream, not only for my face but also for my cracked dry hands! And a massage to loosen up my achy muscles—nothing beats that warm bed and oils on your body!”
– Julie Norstedt, Advanced Designer, Burnsville
“The product I can’t live without is Bumble and bumble’s Creme De Coco Conditioner from and my Oribe Straight Aware Smoothing Blowout Cream—they help with my frizz and flyaways. I also love getting Brazilian Blowouts this time of year—it definitely helps control my hair for easier everyday wear!
– Alyssa Markstrom, Retail and Service Advisor, Cedar Cliff
What are your favorite products and services for this time of year? Let us know!