What We’re Packing for Spring Break

If you’re lucky enough to be traveling to warmer, sunnier destinations this spring, be sure your skin and hair are vacation-ready – and protected! – by following guidance from our Cole’s Salon experts. Here are your spring break travel essentials:


Top travel priority for Kelsey B. from Cole’s Salon in Apple Valley is always a good shampoo and conditioner. “I love Bumble and Bumble’s Bond-Building Repair shampoo and their in-shower Plumping Mask-moisture from volume! And then Aveda’s Sun Care leave-in treatment! Always needed as an SPF for my hair and head, when out at the pool or beach!” 

Heat Protection

For Hannah D., a designer at our Burnsville location (on Instagram @hairbyhannah.mn), “Invisible defense from Oribe is my favorite! It’s both heat and UV protection, and you can spray it on both wet and dry hair!”

Frizz Control

“I love using Imperméable from Oribe in our Minnesota weather,” explained Olivia B. from our Savage location (on Instagram @oliviablaschko_hair). “From static or humidity this product has got your back! Using Imperméable as your finishing touch will create a humidity free, long-lasting style. 

“Specifically, their Invisible Defense product is a must have for healthy hair! It has a heat shield of 450° for use with your favorite hot tool. I love it to get longevity out of my hair color as it has UV ray protection as well!”

Humidity Defense 

“When I think of spring break, I think of getting away from the freezing Minnesota winters and traveling somewhere warm, that’s why I must have products that help protect hair from UV and humidity,” explained Hannah R., senior designer at our Savage location (on Instagram @hlrmakeupartistry). 

“Oribe Supershine is UV and heat protective, adds extra moisture and helps maintain any frizziness. Style Tip: Apply to towel-dried hair, braid the hair and wait for it to dry. Once dry, remove the braid for effortless waves. I also love their Imperméable’s Anti-Humidity spray, an easy fix to help keep a style fresh while in hot humid weather! Bonnus: Both are available in travel size! And don’t forget your claw clips and teleties for the beach!”

Styling and Refreshing Tools

“I love Bumble and Bumble’s Glow Thermal products for the fact that you’ll style your hair in the morning and then retouch later before going out,” explains Amy J., advanced designer at our Burnsville location. “It will give you the heat protection you need to style over a previous style and refresh your hair before curling!” 

“I also love BB’s Prêt-à-Powder Dry Shampoo. Shake first, spray, and finish with a blow dryer. Refreshes and really works!”

Beach Benefits

For Cedar Cliff location assistant manager and advanced designer Kellie R., Bumble and Bumble Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil Primer and an Epic Professional Quick Dry Hair Brush are a must-have combo every day, but especially on vacation. 

“I throw them in my beach bag for a day at the pool or on the beach. Together, they detangle and prevent breakage. The Primer has UV protection, adds shine, and reduces frizz. Great for a dry hair-refresh and restyle or for quick blowdrying. The curved shape hugs the head for extreme comfort.”

Pro Tip: Teenage boys love it for their longer hair. I’ve been having them use it to get the look they want before they leave my chair, and they always say: “This is the best brush. I need this.”

Lip Love

For Emma N., esthetician at our Savage location (on Instagram @emmaxesthetics), “I love IMAGE MD Restoring Lip Enhancer! It’s perfect for keeping your lips protected with SPF 15 and supporting their collagen complex all while hydrating at the same time. I also love the IMAGE MD Restoring Daily Defense Moisturizer for face hydration and SPF 50 protection.”

You can find these products and more at any one of our five salon locations! Have questions? Reach out for a free consultation.

And if you’re getting ready for a big trip, or simply want to treat yourself to a staycation, book an appointment with one of our experts today!



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