4 WAYS TO USE BEST LIFE HAIR OIL

4 WAYS TO USE BEST LIFE HAIR OIL

1. BLOW DRY INTO HAIR

See how @JulianneParis uses NEW Best Life Hair Oil to create smoother, softer, shinier strands.

Step 1: Work Best Life into damp hair from mids to ends. Brush through for even distribution. 

Step 2: Blow dry and style as usual. 

Step 3: Add more to the finished look for extra frizz control and shine.

 

 

2. USE IT AS A FINISHER

See how @Michelle.MiamiHair gets the look

The secret to that smooth, shiny, nourished, frizz-free finish? Best Life Hair Oil. It’s 100% plant-powered and 100% amazing. Use it as a finisher on dry styles to go from flat to flat-out epic. 

Step 1. Style hair as desired.

Step 2. Apply Best Life from mids to ends to hydrate and add shine.

 

 3. COCKTAIL WITH OTHER IGK FAVES

Watch Kyaira hydrate her curls and add shine with Best Life

Get defined, shiny curls with our leave-in conditioner Mistress Hydrating Hair Balm + all-new 100% plant-powered Best Life Hair Oil. 

Step 1: Work Mistress into damp curls. 

Step 2: Finger coil individual curls to boost moisture + definition. 

Step 3: Diffuse hair once it’s 80% dry.

Step 4: Smooth Best Life through curls to separate and add shine without causing frizz.

STYLING TIP: Add Best Life Hair Oil onto your pick or comb to add back shine while you volumize your roots.

 4. DIFFUSE INTO HAIR

See how IGK Miami stylist @elizabeth_s_hair uses our 100% plant-based Best Life Hair Oil before diffusing for a soft, nourished finish. 

Step 1: Work Best Life into damp hair. 

Step 2: Separate to diffuse in sections.

Step 3: Toss hair gently for bonus volume.

Step 4: Add a little to the final look for extra hydration + shine.


September 23, 2021 — IGK Hair
How To Achieve That Perfect “Undone” Look

How To Achieve That Perfect “Undone” Look

 

Embracing Your Natural, Straight Hair

Master the art of air-drying your hair using these summer must-haves with the following steps.

Step 1: Wash or wet hair so that its damp

Step 2: Spray Thirsty Girl Leave-In Conditioner onto your mid-lengths and ends.

Step 3: Using a small comb, work Thirsty Girl through your hair

Step 4: Apply a dime-size amount of Mistress Hydrating Hair Balm to the ends of your hair

Step 5: Using the small comb again, work Thirsty Girl & Mistress through your hair

Step 6: Let your hair air-dry

Step 7: When your hair is completely dry, run your fingers through your hair to shake it out a bit

Step 8: Based on your hair needs, use the following products to finish off the look: 

Frizz or Flyaways: Crybaby Anti-Frizz Smoothing Serum

Volume at the Root or Oily Scalp: First Class Charcoal Detox Dry Shampoo

All Over Texture or Texture at Root: Beach Club Volume Texture Spray 

Add Piecey Separation and Texture: Beach Club Soft Texture Paste

Embracing Your Natural, Wavy Hair

If you have wavy hair, read on to find out how to embrace your natural hair this summer.


Step 1: Wash or wet hair so that its damp


Step 2: Mix Mistress Hydrating Hair Balm and Rich Kid Coconut Oil Air Dry Styler together and apply them onto your mid-lengths and ends.


Step 3: Twist, braid, or scrunch your hair to create waves. 


Step 4: Let your hair air-dry


 Step 5: Based on your hair needs, use the following products to finish off the look:


 Frizz or Flyaways: Crybaby Anti-Frizz Smoothing Serum


 Volume at the Root or Oily Scalp: First Class Charcoal Detox Dry Shampoo


 All Over Texture or Texture at Root: Beach Club Volume Texture Spray 


 Add Piecey Separation and Texture: Beach Club Soft Texture Paste

 



Embracing Your Natural, Curly Hair

If you have curly hair, read on to find out how to embrace your natural hair this summer.


Step 1: Wash or wet hair so that its damp


Step 2: Mix Rich Kid Coconut Oil Air Dry Styler and Mistress Hydrating Hair Balm together and apply them onto your mid-lengths and ends.


Step 3: Brush through hair once more, mixing the product evenly throughout your hair.


Step 4: Scrunch your hair gently to create natural curves and avoid frizz.


 

Step 5: Using your fingers, curl individual strands of hair around one finger to create curls and frame around your face.


 

Step 6: Spray 1-800-HOLD-ME before letting your hair dry to lock in all of the products and define curls even more.


 Step 7: Based on your hair needs, use the following products to finish off the look:


 Frizz or Flyaways: Crybaby Anti-Frizz Smoothing Serum


 Volume at the Root or Oily Scalp: First Class Charcoal Detox Dry Shampoo


 All Over Texture or Texture at Root: Beach Club Volume Texture Spray 


 Add Piecey Separation and Texture: Beach Club Soft Texture Paste

 

 

 

 

July 15, 2020 — Taylor Custer
How to Safely Reopen Your Salon

How to Safely Reopen Your Salon

Salon Reopening Tips

  1. Make Employee Safety Your #1 Priority

First things first, make your employees feel safe and comfortable in the salon. IGK Cofounder, Franck Izquierdo says, “for us it’s not about money, it’s about safety right now. We want people to feel relaxed.” Below, you can see the steps IGK has taken to ensure employee safety was prioritized.  

✔️White jumpsuits and clear glasses were purchased for all employees to wear while at work.

✔️Employees have their temperature taken outside of the salon before entering.

✔️Flexible staff schedules have been instituted and separated into two time frames to maintain better social distancing.

✔️An outside cleaning staff has been hired to regularly and thoroughly clean the salon.

  1. Update the Layout of Your Salon 

IGK Miami’s 22-chair salon has been revamped by slimming down the number of stations to around 13 to 14 chairs and removed its waiting area entirely. Glass panels were installed in between each station along with plexi panels added on both sides of the salon’s 8 sinks. “Everybody knows color takes two hours minimum so we need people not to be in the box, but we want separation between clients so people feel more secure and also feel like they are with people,” says Franck.

  1. Have Proper Cleaning Supplies On-Hand

Take your cleaning regimen up a notch to ensure everyone’s safety. “We bought gallons of alcohol, wipes, [because] the cleaning is going to be [the] most important,” says Franck. “We’ll have at least four people all day just making sure the salon is clean. A loop all the time of cleaning.”

Disinfect hard surfaces and glass with a top tier spray. We recommend Ecolab Disinfectant Cleaner Spray, which kills coronavirus in five minutes. We suggest UV lights be placed in your HVAC unit to kill germs. 

  1. Pre-Book & Prioritize Services

If your salon has a waiting list before you reopen, prioritize clients with a previously cancelled appointment due to the coronavirus. Below are a few more ways IGK Miami’s salon is keeping things running smoothly: 

✔️ The salon will only be taking full color service clients.

✔️ Blow drying at the beginning of the appointment has been eliminated to cut the session down by 30-40%

  1. Encourage Online Purchases

To avoid crowding at the front desk, encourage clients to purchase all product online. If your clients want to purchase IGK products, they can find them at IGKhair.com, Ulta Beauty and Sephora

 

Did you know you can make a 30% commission selling IGK products to your clients through our Affiliate Program? Learn more here.

 

June 26, 2020 — Taylor Custer
Spice Up Your Zoom Meetings with These Trendy Backgrounds

Spice Up Your Zoom Meetings with These Trendy Backgrounds

Is the old lamp in the background of all your zoom calls getting boring? Have you stopped cleaning your room altogether? We've got you covered, literally. Switch things up & lighten the mood with these IGK inspired backgrounds. 

 

1. Take a Beach Club Vacation 

2. Wait in the lobby of the Miami Salon 

3. Fight brass & boredom with Mixed Feelings 

4. Keep hydrated with Thirsty Girl 

5. Haven't washed your hair in a week? Whatever You're Still Fabulous 

6. Show your IGK Love with the IGK Poster

7. Hang with the IGK Founders

 

April 15, 2020 — Helen Barreto
How to achieve a salon-style blowout at home

How to achieve a salon-style blowout at home

We’re spending a lot of time indoors and away from our favorite hairdresser these days. Some say that the best way to keep from going stir-crazy is to maintain as much normalcy as possible, and if your normal includes salon-fresh hair, we’re here to help.

Step One: Spray Good Behavior Spirulina Protein Smoothing Spray evenly throughout damp hair, section by section making sure to coat every strand. Comb through for even distribution. This will help you achieve salon-like smoothness and shine, while keeping frizz at bay.

Step Two: Grab your blow dryer with concentrator nozzle and give your hair a rough dry. You will want to remove about 75% of the moisture for an easier blowout. Hair is most susceptible when wet so removing as much water from the hair before you go in with a brush will prevent damage and breakage. This smoothing spray is heat-activated and also provides heat-protection up to 450 degrees and will help seal in the proteins and penetrate the cuticle for smoothest results. 

PRO TIP: Use low to medium heat

Step Three: Section off your hair, grab a round brush or paddle brush & your blow dryer. Starting at the top of the hair, by the scalp, place your hair over the brush and while pulling the brush down the hair, follow with your blow dryer, smoothing as you go. Make sure to point the concentrator nozzle in a downward direction so you don’t rough up the cuticle and cause frizz. 

PRO TIP: Use the concentrator nozzle, this it helps to add smoothness

Step Four: To add volume and lift to the top of the head, or the crown area, lift hair up off the scalp while blow drying to encourage volume.You can also pull the hair forward while blow drying, going against your natural growth pattern to encourage lift. Follow the motion with your blow dryer so you set style in place.

Step 5: You're ready for your living room tour, your Zoom happy hour and your Netflix Marathon. 

April 08, 2020 — Helen Barreto
4 EASY VALENTINE’S DAY HAIRSTYLES

4 EASY VALENTINE’S DAY HAIRSTYLES

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. Whether you’re staying in with a cutie, going on a fancy date or having a girls night out on the town, we’ve got you covered. We’ve rounded up 4 perfect hair styles for whatever your Valentine’s Day may look like. Grab your go-to IGK Hair product, pick your favorite look and let’s get styling. 

Sleek straight hair

Sexy & Sleek 

Keep your hair smooth & sleek on V-Day using GOOD BEHAVIOR Spirulina Protein Smoothing Spray. Mist Good Behavior all over your damp hair, blow dry it & flat iron for some extra sleekness. Oh and don’t worry, GOOD BEHAVIOR offers up to 24 hours of frizz control. 

sleek high pony

Girls Night Out Pony 

1-800-HOLD-ME will add pearlescent shine while keeping the fly-aways at bay. After picking up your hair, grab a section of hair from the bottom of your pony, wrap it around your hair tie and secure it with a bobby pin. We like high ponies and high standards. 

romantic updo

Romantic Updo 

Nothing says “I’m into you” like this effortlessly chic updo. Work in a small amount of RICH KID onto your hair, grab a brush & smooth it back. Once you’ve tied it into a top knot, use the excess product on your hands to add some texture to your bangs. It’ll look like you’ve been getting ready for hours, but really you had time to cram in an episode of your current Netflix binge before heading out the door. 

Soft waves

Flirty & Wavy 

Grab your go-to curling iron, a wide-toothed comb & BEACH CLUB Volumizing Texture Spray. After curling, brush through with your comb to give your curls a more relaxed look. Spray as much BEACH CLUB as you’d like, its no-strings-attached formula will deliver texture while remaining soft & touchable. 

 

Looking for more inspo? Make sure to visit @IGKHair on instagram for product Q&As, How Tos and more. 

February 12, 2020 — Helen Barreto
Holiday Hairstyle: Slicked Back Bobby Pin Look

Holiday Hairstyle: Slicked Back Bobby Pin Look

 

There’s no better time to make a statement than while sitting in the living room, dodging relationship status questions from your great aunts at your family holiday party. This year, IGK Founder Leo Izquierdo put together a look simple enough to recreate, but bold enough to be the center of any conversation using just bobby pins, your go-to curler and 3 of our most loved IGK Hair products.  

 

 

1. Start by parting your hair. Pick up the top part & section it off with clips. 

2. Spray BEACH CLUB on the bottom section to add some texture & volume. 

3. Bring out your curler & curl the bottom half of your hair

4. Use a wide tooth comb to loosen up the curls 

5. Spray BEACH CLUB once again for some extra volume & dimension 

6. Let the rest of your hair down, and part it down the middle. 

7. Brush your hair back, using 1-800-HOLD-ME to slick back pesky flyaways and pearlescent shine

8. Grab a set of Get Clipped Creaseless Clips & gently place them on each side of the head, holding your hair in place 

9. Curl the remaining pieces of hair & very lightly brush it out

10. Remove the clips, spray 1-800-HOLD-ME & comb down flyaways, achieving ultimate sleekness

11. Pick up your statement bobby pins & begin placing them on the sides of your head

12. Finish the look by spraying BEACH CLUB for extra volume,  SPEECHLESS for extra shine and 1-800-HOLD-ME for some extra hold.

December 23, 2019 — Helen Barreto
STRANGER THINGS-INSPIRED HALLOWEEN LOOK

STRANGER THINGS-INSPIRED HALLOWEEN LOOK

  1. Use comb to section off the top of hair just below the crown
  2. Apply BEACH CLUB Volumizing Texture Spray to top section and clip up
  3. Dispense a generous amount of RICH KID Coconut Oil Gel into hands and start to pull top section up into a pony
  4. Tie and secure pony with elastic
  5. Take small sections of pony and tease at the base for extra volume
  6. Use curling iron and curl small sections of the pony
  7. Mist BEACH CLUB Volumizing Texture Spray on bottom section of hair for extra texture & grip
  8. Use a curling iron to flat wrap the bottom section for a more bouncy, voluminous look
  9. Apply 1-800 HOLD ME No-Crunch Hairspray for extra hold
  10. Brush out curls and tease at the root for extra volume
  11. Wrap desired scrunchie around elastic and tease small pieces
  12. Finish with SPEECHLESS Dry Oil Finishing Spray for frizz control and extra shine

Watch full tutorial on how to get this Stranger Things-inspired look, click here

October 21, 2019 — Helen Barreto
JOKER-INSPIRED HALLOWEEN LOOK

JOKER-INSPIRED HALLOWEEN LOOK

 

  1. Start by parting hair evenly down the center
  2. Starting on one side, take sub sections and saturate with water, leaving mid-lengths to ends dry
  3. Apply a generous amount of RICH KID Coconut Oil Gel to each section and slick down with comb
  4. Use two combs to start to create the "s" shape
  5. Use your fingers with your comb or desired tool to mold the waves down the side of face, just past the ear
  6. Repeat on the other side
  7. Apply 1-800 HOLD ME No-Crunch Hairspray for extra hold
  8. Damp the back of the hair with water and apply rich kid to create a wet wavy texture
  9. Use flat clips around the nape of the head to set the style
  10. Use a curling iron to add waves or curls for a more defined look
  11. Mist SPEECHLESS Dry Oil Spray on the s-waves for extra shine and frizz control
  12. Mist THIRSTY GIRL Coconut Milk Leave-In Conditioner on mid-lengths to ends to achieve more of a wet look
  13. Complete look with HOUSE PARTY Hair & Body Glitter Sticks where desired

Watch a full video on how to get this Joker-inspired look, here.

October 21, 2019 — Helen Barreto
NYFW 2019: Get The Cordova High-Ponytail Look as seen at KITH AIR X IGK

NYFW 2019: Get The Cordova High-Ponytail Look as seen at KITH AIR X IGK

  1. Prep damp hair with MISTRESS Hydrating Hair Balm from roots to ends and blow dry straight.
  2. Starting at the nape to the front of the head, mist GOOD BEHAVIOR Spirulina Protein Spray and flat iron backwards, away from the face to smooth any flyaways and tame frizz.
  3. Starting at the crown of your head, gather and brush hair into a pony. Tie w/ elastic and secure (TIP: hook elastic works best)
  4. Take a small section of the pony and wrap hair around the elastic at the base. Secure with bobby pin.
  5. Hold pony while spraying 1-800 HOLD-ME No Crunch Flexible Hold Hair around the head. Use small toothbrush and brush upwards to smooth out any fly-aways.
  6. Release pony and finish with SPEECHLESS Finishing Spray for shine
September 12, 2019 — Helen Barreto
NYFW 2019: How to get Loose Tousled, Windswept Waves as Seen at KITH air x IGK Show

NYFW 2019: How to get Loose Tousled, Windswept Waves as Seen at KITH air x IGK Show

  1. Prep damp hair with MISTRESS Hydrating Hair Balm and blow dry smooth
  2. Create a center part and section hair
  3. Use a 1 ¼ inch curling iron and curl pieces in alternating directions working your way from the front to the back of your hair
  4. Dispense RICH KID Coconut Oil Air Dry Styler in the palm of your hand. Run the product through ends for piecey separation.

For naturally textured hair: 

  1. Enhance natural texture by using a ½ inch curling iron to define curls.
  2. Finish with THIRSTY GIRL Coconut Milk Leave-In Conditioner to tame surface frizz and SPEECHLESS Finishing Spray for shine
September 12, 2019 — Helen Barreto
NYFW 2019: Get Sophisticated + Polished Waves as seen at KITH AIR X IGK show

NYFW 2019: Get Sophisticated + Polished Waves as seen at KITH AIR X IGK show

  1. Prep damp hair with MISTRESS Hydrating Hair Balm and blow dry smooth
  2. Create a center part and section hair in half from back to front.
  3. Starting from the back section, use a 1 ¼ inch curling iron and curl pieces in alternating directions working your way up to the front.
  4. For the front section, start curls from mid-length, leaving top smooth
  5. Mist 1-800 HOLD-ME No Crunch Flexible Hold Hair on the top front section and brush hair behind your ears and smooth down
  6. Comb back section backwards using a wide tooth comb to break up waves
  7. Finish with SPEECHLESS Finishing Spray for shine

 

 

September 12, 2019 — Helen Barreto