“5 SENS” series from Rene Furterer.

Premium hair care “5 SENS” series from Rene Furterer.

Rene Furterer’s "5 SENS" series contains five kinds of luxurious oils to help you achieve the best results for beautiful hair. The five oils used in the ingredients are safflower oil, avocado oil, sweet almond oil, castor oil, and jojoba oil. These oils are precisely calculated and combined to create a perfectly balanced ratio that keeps hair moisturized without weighing it down.

While Rene Furterer also produces excellent shampoo and conditioner as well, I want to focus on their dry oil in this segment. You can use this all natural product for your hair and body! The fragrance of this oil is so magical that you may not be able to go back to any other products. #SorryNotSorry

Here is a customer review posted on Rene Furterer’s official Instagram page:

“I have been looking for this oil all my life, without realizing it! It is light and easy to apply; a spray-on that does not waste oil. My hair is much drier on the ends, and so I can spot nourish easily. It works equally well on damp or dry hair. I apply a little on my ends, then brush with a boar bristle brush to distribute it well. My hair looks like an ad every day!” – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ review on ReneFurtererUSA.com

It is getting colder and dryer every day, so please try this product and give your hair and body the proper moisturizer that it needs.


Embrace the teddy.

Who’s ready to get that winter coat out of the closet? I’ve been waiting all year for that moment!


During the rest of the year, the evening is probably the only time you can enjoy wearing your coats in California, but now is the perfect time for me to introduce you to a coat that’s trending among the celebrities, the teddy coat.
Living up to its name, the texture of this coat looks and feels like a teddy bear. So just like you would imagine, this coat is soft, cozy, and fashionable. You can’t beat that! Surprisingly, this coat goes great with so many styles, and it creates both a cute and sexy look when you wear fitted outfits underneath. It’s no wonder why celebrities are all over this coat. It allows you to rock sexy in a casual way. Don’t hibernate on this hot trend!


Rocking Off-White

Who hasn’t heard of the high-end streetwear apparel brand, Off-White? Many celebrities have been spotted wearing Off-White, including Kanye West. I’ve seen several customers coming into the salon wearing it as well. I want to give a quick background of this brand for those of you who aren’t familiar with  Off-White. Off-White is a  fashion brand produced by an American designer, Virgil Abloh. Recognizable designs for this brand include bold lines and large printed logos plastered on the back of plaid shirts and blank hoodies.


Off-White first gained popularity among fashionista celebrities, and from there, it became one of the fastest growing fashion brand in the world. In Japan, Off-White has become one of the hottest brands among celebrities and dancers for both men and women. I believe it’s safe to say that Off-White is drawing attention from all around the world as THE luxurious streetwear brand. How does Off-White stand out from all the other streetwear brands? Their designs are very bold and eye-catching with high-quality materials that are not used for conventional street fashion.

Off-White clothing isn’t your style? They have more than clothing, so it’s easy to incorporate this brand with its variety of shoes and accessories. Check out their bags, shoes, and jackets and enjoy a different look from your usual style.


Want thickness and shine? Rene’s got you!

Our favorite hair care brand, Rene Furterer, recently renewed one of their bestselling products, Forticea shampoo.

This shampoo helps develop healthy roots and grow healthy, beautiful hair. Its no wonder why so many people have cherished this product for a long time. Now, fans of this product have even more to be excited about. Since being renewed, the ingredients in this shampoo have been concentrated to make an even more powerful formula. I highly recommend this shampoo for anyone who is struggling with dull, lifeless, or thinning hair.

Want thickness and shine? Renes got you!


Karite Hydra shampoo by Rene Furterer

Whos loving the crisp fall weather?  October is here with all the pumpkin latte you can drink, but unfortunately, so is the dry weather. Are you doing anything to prevent your skin and hair from drying out? Yes, we have mentioned this product in the past, but I cant stress enough how important it is to keep your hair moisturized.
So, here is a friendly reminder about one of our favorite hair care products, Rene Furterer’s Karite Hydra shampoo.
 Karite Hydra shampoo is rich with organic shea butter, which not only helps the hair, but it also helps to maintain a healthy scalp. One of the main ingredients, an organic Cimentrio® complex, works to repair damaged hair. 

Use this shampoo once or twice a week for noticeably healthier hair. Dont hide your hair underneath that beanie. Let the wind blow through your hair and brighten the world :) 


Red: A Girl's Secret Weapon.

RED is the color of the season!

If black is a girl’s best friend, then red is a girl’s secret weapon. It’s the go-to color for a big day. Wearing red empowers me and gives me the boost of confidence to live boldly.
Red is not just for the lips. You can create sexy, smokey eyes by applying bold, red eyeshadow. Take a closer look at your eyeshadow palettes; you will most likely find a few shades of red in there. Its easier than you think to add red to your eye makeup. Start from the edge of the eyes and color the entire eyelid. To finish, apply pink shimmer and blend well to avoid the puffy eye look!.
There! You have trendy, red eyes to rock this fall.

Balancing out the eyes and lips is important. When going bold with red eyes, keep the lip color neutral with a nude lipstick. Find colors that compliment your skin tone and bone structure to enjoy this hot trend. Live in the moment and enjoy a new you!


Don't dry up this Winter.

I saw two interesting headlines recently that caught my attention;
"People Prefer Someone With Soft Skin" and "Touching Soft Objects Lowers Blood Pressure." I remember in Japan, the term marshmallow body was a common phrase used in many beauty articles for promoting the ideal feminine body and soft, translucent skin.


Soooo, I looked into what is considered ideal, beautiful, soft skin and how to maintain it. I found that people determined beautiful skin by its flawless appearance and moisture. Moisturizing only the surface of the skin isn't enough. It’s crucial to also moisturize deep in the stratum corneum, the deeper layers of skin because that’s what will make your skin feel ultra soft. You can maintain the skins tightness, smoothness, and softness when the stratum corneum contains a sufficient amount of moisture. After all, the key is to moisturize thoroughly to firm the skin!

So, how does dry skin occur? The skin on your face contains a combination of sebum, a natural moisturizing factor (NMF), and keratinocyte lipids. The ratio for these three is 2~3% sebum, 17~18% NMF, and about 80% inter-cellular lipids. Your skin drys out when these three things in the stratum corneum are not maintained at their necessary levels.

The benefits of moisturized skin aren’t just that it feels good, and is soft to the touch, but having moisturized skin also helps prevent breakouts from acne. Let’s stay extra conscious in the pursuit of baby soft, moisturized, firm skin during this dry, winter season.


Animal prints are back in style. Are you ready to get wild?

Animal prints are back for fall 2018, ladies! Some fashion articles are calling it the Animal Print Revival, so get ready for a myriad of options for animal prints! Simply incorporate your favorite animal prints to stay on top of the trend this fall.


Personally, I would go for the classic leopard print; there are tons of great choices for this print. I've fallen in love with my two new pairs of leopard shoes and a scarf. Accessories like scarves give a sophisticated, timeless look and are the perfect accent for your outfit.

Going overboard with animal prints can look a little too ostentatious, so my advice for your autumn leopard trend is focusing on footwear. You're less likely to mismatch styles with footwear so you can stay on point without looking cheap with the right shoes. Also, if you are bored with plain, basket-style bags, or cotton tote bags, grab a shoulder clutch for a stylish accent.

Tops brands are already out with endless animal print options, so be bold and show your wild side!


Goodbye summer hair. Here come new bangs!

We are getting many requests for a haircut with bangs as we approach Fall.
Don’t want to get rid of your long hair but want to change up your style?
Want to look fun and maybe a bit younger?

Maybe it’s the Fall freeze, the pumpkin spiced latte, or the holiday lights in the street, but you can feel the change in the air. So, why not change with the season?
If you’re getting the itch to say goodbye to your summer beach style, let us give you some edgy bangs that suit your facial frame.
Many of our customers come in nervous about making the change, but leave happy and satisfied with their new bangs.

Try a new hairstyle and give yourself a stylish, fresh look :) 


Say, YES to avocado! It's not just for eating.


I would like to talk about the benefits of eating a certain, special superfood. Avocado!
Avocado is considered one of the top super food for a reason. Avocado is good for your skin, hair, and has many more benefits to health and beauty.

Avocado contains unsaturated oils that penetrate deep into the skin. This oil provides excellent nutrition to moisturize the hair. 

Potassium, vitamins B, E, and K affect the emollient of your skin and hair, enhancing its moisture and softness.
This means what you consume and will affect your skin, so it’s important to
Avocado oil is known to smooth the skin and reduce wrinkles. Not only does it moisturize the hair, but it also contains a protein that is very beneficial. Avocado can be used in many ways and is more than just a superfood for consumption.
It's important to eat properly to maintain healthy skin.

I’ve listed a few DIY spa treatments you can try out at your own home!
You can have fun while pampering your skin with pure, rich ingredients. Natural ingredients provide the best nutrition for your hair and body.

 1. Avocado oil face mask
Mixture: Avocado, egg whites, and lemon juice  

Avocado contains abundant omega-3 fat that strengthens the firmness and silkiness of the skin.
Egg whites contain the protein called albumin that tightens the pores. Albumin helps to firm the skin and act as an anti-aging booster.
Lemon contains a natural astringent that controls the oiliness of the skin so it can help skin to stay healthy while keeping it moisturized.

2. Deep hydrating face mask
Mixture: Avocado, honey, and yogurt    

When the avocado oil is combined with honey, it acts as an antibacterial cream for the face. Not only that,  but you can add some yogurt and it to help reduce inflammation. This face mask can also open up the pores and tighten the skin as well.

3. Deep conditioning hair mask
Mixture: Avocado, egg yolk, and olive oil

Mix raw avocado, egg yolk, olive oil, and apply them directly to the hair. This combination of super-foods with rich nutrition will rejuvenate the hair like nothing else.

4. Citrus hand treatment serum
Mixture: Oats, and lemon juice

Mix oats and lemon juice for a cost-effective, natural serum with high-absorption to moisturize your hands and the added benefit of a fresh citrus scent.


The Pros and Cons of Blow-drying and Air-drying Hair

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know that hair dryers use air and heat to dry wet hair.
Do you know the primary component of hair? It’s protein, just like an egg. Protein is very fragile to heat, that is, using excessive heat will result in moisture loss, dryness, and split-ends. This is why hair will begin to feel very hard and stiff after frequent blow-drying. Unfortunately, hardened, damaged hair will not be able to return to its original condition. I believe this is why many prefer to air-dry their hair because of the damage that blow-drying causes.


Yes, there are benefits to drying hair naturally, such as less damage, longer-lasting colors and perms, and saving time and energy. However, there are far greater negative consequences to air-drying hair.

1. Bacteria live on the scalp and hair, and they multiply in the wet conditions. So, if your hair stays wet for an extended period, then these living bacteria will begin to cause an unpleasant odor. EWW!

2. There are cuticles that coat and protect the surface of the hair. In a wet state, these cuticles begin to peel off, which causes split ends.  Also, when you lose these cuticles, the inner layers become exposed and emerge from inside the hair shaft. OH, MY!

3. When hair stays wet and cold, it leads to poor blood circulation and increases the chance of thinning hair. NOOO!

So, blow-drying slows down the spread of bacteria, keeping hair protected and coated with cuticles. The key is not to leave the hair wet for an extended period and reduce blow-drying time to reduce scalp and hair damage. The best way is to quickly towel-dry immediately after taking a shower to dry the moisture from the hair and scalp, thereby reducing the need for extended blow-drying.
I hope this helps everyone to understand the pros and cons of both methods. Yes, some hair types and styles require you to dry your hair naturally, but remember, the two key points are to towel-dry and use product to keep your hair healthy.


Think beautiful, Stay beautiful.


50 shades of red

Matte red-brown lip color is a hot new trend this season.  As some of you may have noticed,  ‘red’ has been trending for some time now.  But wait! There are, of course, 50 shades of red out there. Whats ‘in’ right now is a darker shade with a hint of brown. This gives it a deeper color, and the matte finish gives it a flawless look.

I went into a M•A•C store to find a color for myself, and ooh-la-la, each one of the lipsticks had a cute name like, ‘smoked almond,’ ‘toast and butter’ and so many more creative, catchy names. After trying on many colors (because that’s the best part of makeup shopping, right?) and giving it some thought, I finally decided to go with ‘brick dust.’ It’s an orange-ish brown matte finish lipstick with a sweet scent to it. I love that this color goes with so many looks. And the best part? You don’t have to break your wallet when you’re shopping at M•A•C. Ladies, don’t underestimate the power of red lipstick, there’s something about it that empowers us and gives us confidence.  So, grab one for yourself, and rock the world! 


Leave-in hair cream by Rene Furterer

I was very excited the other day when I read an article in VOGUE JAPAN about a hair care product I love. The Rene Karite Overnight Care by Rene Furterer was discussed in the article, "Aftershower Hair Care Product to Nourish Beautiful Hair." Rene Furterer is a French brand that we use at Viange Hair Salon. This hair treatment cream is one product that we recommend to many of our customers.

It’s a moisturizing cream that is highly effective for dry hair. Out of many naturally based hair care products to choose from, Rene Karite Overnight Care is specifically designed to treat damaged, extremely dry hair. It's a leave-in cream so, there's no need to rinse it off.
After drying your hair with a towel, massage it gently over your entire scalp. Focus on the damaged areas especially, such as the tips of your hair.
There's no need to rinse off, so just let it dry before going to bed.
Super easy, right? And the results? Oh, man! My hair, from the roots to the tips, was so incredibly soft when I felt it in the morning.
You would think it might be too thick since there's a fair amount of shea butter mixed in, but surprisingly, it leaves no stickiness and adds no weight in your hair. My hair felt superb! It's definitely worth giving it a try.


How are you taking care of your hair?
I’d like to talk about a simple yet under-appreciated technique, brushing.

Photo Credit: woman excite

Our hair produces natural oil to keep it moisturized. However, even with the natural oil produced by the scalp, it does not moisturize the tips of your hair. Brushing properly on a daily basis helps to spread the natural oil evenly to every part of the hair. This can give a lustrous look with no added product. Who doesn’t want a naturally beautiful look without the hassle?

Also, brushing helps to massage the scalp, which improves the blood circulation.
Why is blood circulation so important for your scalp? Because it will help feed the scalp with more nutrients, which means better hair growth can be expected. Furthermore, brushing also removes the excess dirt and dandruff, while it also untangles your hair and cleans the split ends. I recommend using brushes made of nylon or plastic because they are easy to clean and are less likely to break.

If you haven’t been doing this, make the simple act of brushing daily a habit for natural, beautiful hair.


Nutrition Tips for Hair Growth

Today, let's talk about different food and ingredients that have a substantial impact on hair growth. There are three crucial nutrients for hair growth:

PROTEIN, which is the source for new hair growth.
ZINC, that uses protein to make the hair.
VITAMINS, to strengthen the scalp and hair.

Photo credit: up-nature.com

There is one common food that contains all these nutrients in one, well-balanced package. EGGS!

Photo credit: moyerschicks.com

Are you shocked?

Here are a few other foods and ingredients that are relatively easy to incorporate into your meals that can help with hair growth.

Green and yellow vegetables
Dairy Products

When cooking, be careful using an excessive amount of seasoning and ingesting oil. Instead, try to adjust the intake of all these nutrients equally to create a well-balanced diet they will help you maintain your healthiest, strongest, and most vibrant hair ever.


Three must-have products to fight hard water.

                            Photo credit: Kirala / © 2018 MTG CO.,LTD

If you’ve come from outside California or came back after traveling outside the state, you will notice how your hair and skin dry up quickly. The intense UV rays and the hard water cause dryness and stiffness due to the minerals sticking to your hair. We have to recognize and respond to these conditions and take better care of our skin and hair. Just as healthy crops thrive in rich soil, keeping your scalp healthy is the key to beautiful hair. 

                                             Photo Credit: Rene Furterer

Both dryness and oiliness can damage the scalp and roots of your hair. Avoid washing too much if your hair gets too oily because you will wash away all your sebum, your skins protective oils so your scalp will begin to overproduce sebum in response. To keep your hair healthy, you need shampoo, conditioner, and leave-in hair serum. These three products are a must for healthy hair!

If you have oily hair, wash thoroughly to remove the excessive sebum first, then massage the leave-in serum in gently.  Remember, there’s no need to use too an overabundance of serum if your hair is already moisturized and healthy.  It may be difficult to judge what your hair needs at times, because the condition of your hair may change during different seasons. Be sure to consult with one of our experts to assist you with choosing which products suit your needs best to keep your hair healthy from the scalp to the tip of your hair.