Cute bun hairstyle: Learned it on YouTube!

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Ladies, I have a confession. I’m terrible at fixing my daughter’s hair. Sure, I can handle the basics — pulling the sides up or a basic braid — but when it comes to the fancy stuff, I’m at a loss. But my 7-year-old daughter has always liked having her hair as LONG as possible. She [...]

Freshair’s new Blowout Bar!

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There’s a new cure in town for bad hair days. Freshair Salon has opened a new “Blowout Bar!” Wildly popular in big cities, blowout bars offer a quick fix that takes your hair from ho-hum to amazing. A blowout includes a wash, blow dry and finish by a professional stylist. And it doesn’t matter if [...]

Keratin Treatment Review: The fountain of hair youth?

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Okay, girls. This is the true story of my quest for more “good hair days.” During the past six months or so, I’ve been REALLY frustrated with my hair for a few reasons: No matter how much I deep conditioned it, it always looked too dry, bordering on unhealthy. No matter how many straightening products [...]

Hair: Help me Rhonda on learning new hairstyles

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By Rhonda Moulder, stylist and mama of 2 Sometimes my clients who are busy mamas of little girls ask me for tips about cute hair-braiding techniques they can try out on their little ones — especially when they’re sick of the same old ponytail. The good news here is that the World Wide Web is [...]

Hair: “Help Me Rhonda” goes to a hair show


By Rhonda Moulder, stylist and mama of 2 Hi, mamas! Guess who went to the Ritz? I felt like a princess when I strolled into the St. Louis Ritz Carlton recently for a hair show. The show began on a Sunday morning and it kicked off with some amazing hair color and cuts on the [...]

Bangs: To cut or not to cut (and how to cut)


Dear Rhonda, I’m sitting on the fence when it comes to whether or not it’s a good idea for me to have bangs. I need some help making up my mind. Any advice? Dear Undecided, I get this question a lot in the salon. Women come in and say, “I’m thinking of bangs….what do YOU [...]

Hair: Help Me Rhonda on 2-in-1 shampoo plus conditioner


Dear Rhonda, Here’s my dirty little hair secret: I LOVE using a 2-in-1 shampoo and conditioner. It saves me at least five minutes in the shower, and there are plenty of days when that saved time really helps. But I’ve heard that 2-in-1 products aren’t great for your hair. Is this true? Is there a [...]

Hair: Help Me Rhonda… on bulky hair


Note from the mamas: The Summer Remix symbol appears on posts previously published on nwaMotherlode that were noted as a “reader favorite”. If you missed the original publication date, we hope you’ll enjoy this encore performance. Happy summer! Hi Rhonda! I have a hair question. I have A LOT of hair, and I like to [...]

Hair: Help Me … Kelly!

Waterfall braids courtesy Kelly D. Cooper

Note from the mamas: Our thanks to Kelly D. Cooper, a stylist at Studio 8 in Fayetteville, for sharing her thoughts, pictures and an awesome video for this month’s hair feature. Q: Are braids still popular this spring/summer? What are a few styles or techniques you might recommend for a busy mom? A: Yes, braids [...]

Hair: Help Me Rhonda on DIY hair color


As a stylist and a colorist, I see the aftermath of what can sometimes happen with a do-it-yourself hair coloring session. And trust me, I understand the temptation to color your own hair because the process can take a bite out of your budget. We’re all looking for ways to save a little cash here [...]