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Dear 5th & Fringe Royal Oak Pro,

Im a 21yo male with short thick hair . Ive only ever had one kind of hair cut for as long as i can remember and thats just shaving it. Getting sick of that and bored with it all so...My question is what hair styles work well with short thick hair that are modern and not to hard to maintain. and is it possible to add color without looking gay, all ive ever seen is like streaks of blonde and frosted tips and thats awful. but i would like some kind of depth and color. Im lost lol ...can you help me please..thanks

Name: Dan B.
City: Warren

Dear Dan B.,

We would suggest a short cut that is longer on the top but still short and maintained on the sides , then it won't grow out bushy on the sides... once it has the length you like on top, it can be thinned and texturized so it's not so thick... as far as the color , a solid all over color doesn't have to look bad, unless you bleach it [like Eminem]. A dark all over color looks good on males, or even a few slices of color foiled in the top to give a different look with some depth. AND last but not least, Product will be very important if it's a new style you are after...

5th & Fringe Salon & Spa, Royal Oak

Dear 5th & Fringe Royal Oak Pro,

hey! hows it goin, Just wondering about short thick hair . I`m a 21 yo male that has always been shaving my head and need a new look, I have no idea what to do. I`v been doing some homework on here and kinda like the look of long razored/textured hair on the top and short on the sides . Just wondering if you guys work at all with the straight raxors to texture and thin ? if so how much would it cost? thanks

Name: Dan L.
City: Warren

Dear Dan L.,

We do work with razors and have different techniques of texturing and thinning the hair. With thick hair there are many different styles that you can choose from. Our prices start at $50 for a scalp massage , shampoo , and a haircut . The price will go up depending on the level of stylist that you prefer. Thanks for the question! We look forward to having you in our salon.

5th & Fringe Salon & Spa, Royal Oak

Dear 5th & Fringe Royal Oak Pro,

I'm a pregnant woman , interested in touching up previously colored hair . What are the safest products Aveda uses & what would Aveda recommend for my situation?

Do any of the Aveda products contain the following ; & if so, in what quantity:
6-Methoxy-2,3-Pyridinediamine & its HCl salt; 2,3-Naphthalenediol; 2,4-Diaminodiphenylamine; 2,6-Bis(2-Hydroxyethoxy)-3,5-Pyridinediamine; 2-Methoxymethyl-p-Aminophenol; 4,5-Diamino-1-Methylpyrazole & its HCl salt; 4,5-Diamino-1-((4-Chlorophenyl)Methyl)-1H-Pyrazole Sulfate; 4-Chloro-2-Aminophenol; 4-Hydroxyindole; 4-Methoxytoluene-2,5-Diamine & its HCl salt; 5-Amino-4-Fluoro-2-Methylphenol Sulfate; N,N-Diethyl-m-Aminophenol; N,N-Dimethyl-2,6-Pyridinediamine & its HCl salt; N-Cyclopentyl-m-Aminophenol; N-(2-Methoxyethyl)-p-phenylenediamine & its HCl salt; 2,4-Diamino-5-methylphenetol & its HCl salt; 1,7-Naphthalenediol; 3,4-Diaminobenzoic acid; 2-Aminomethyl-p-aminophenol & its HCl salt; Solvent Red 1 (CI 12150); Acid Orange 24 (CI 20170); Acid Red 73 (CI 27290)

Name: Elizabeth F.
City: Detroit

Dear Elizabeth,

While I can answer some of your questions, parts of it I will have to send you to Aveda [see below].

What we tell our clients in your situation is that your hair color has changed . In the 70's/80's , there were metallic dyes in a lot of over-the-counter hair color products . These metallic dyes were thought to be able to absorb into the skin. So doctors would advise against color on the scalp during pregnancy. Today most professional colors found in the U.S. now do not contain these metallic dyes .

What I can tell you about Aveda’s color is that our demi-permanent line is 99% naturally derived & our permanent hair color/developers are 97% naturally derived .

Aveda is very open about the ingredients they use. They are listed on all their packaging. We can send you a copy but we do not know the amounts of each ingredient. That is where you can talk with Aveda.

Also, as long as your question does not involve an on-going allergy problem , you could start highlighting & low-lighting your hair . That way the color never touches your skin .

We hope this helps.

You can reach Aveda at (800) 328-0849 [tell them you have a question about their ingredients ] or you can check out Aveda's web site . They have information about their ingredients here .

5th & Fringe Salon & Spa, Royal Oak

Dear 5th & Fringe Royal Oak Pro,

I have dark brown hair & have always wanted to be a blonde. How can I achieve this look & still keep my hair looking healthy ?

Name: Belle C.
City: Rochester Hills

Dear Belle,

The best way for someone with dark brown hair to achieve blonde hair is to start highlighting . A couple of full highlights should get you much blonder while keeping your hair healthy . Then, once you have reached the point of more blonde than brown, you & your stylist can decide to take you to an all over color . Alternatively, you may decide to keep highlighting because you like the dimension that the highlights bring. Either way, you stylist can guide you through this.

5th & Fringe Salon & Spa, Royal Oak

Dear 5th & Fringe Royal Oak Pro,

I have black, wavy hair with copper highlights . I am considering permanent straightening , however I have heard mixed reviews about results (from other out of state salons). I was wondering what your thoughts are & what are some pros/cons . How often does it need retouching? Thank you!

Name: Ardy P.
City: Canton

Dear Ardy,

Although thermal straightening may seem like a quick fix. It may cause damage to the hair since it has been highlighted & colored. Depending on how often your hair is colored will determine how badly the straightening will damage the hair. As your new growth begins to show, so will the waves. Depending on how quickly your hair grows & how particular you are about keeping it straight will determine how often you will need a retouch . For example, if your hair grows quickly & you'd prefer it to be straight, you may need it retouched every 2-3 months.

5th & Fringe Salon & Spa, Royal Oak

Dear 5th & Fringe Royal Oak Pro,

What hairstyle do you recommend for someone with a round face ?

Name: Tammy
City: Metamora

Dear Tammy,

There are many hair styles to choose. The most popular way to accent a round face is shoulder length [or longer] with layers . The face will look slimmer [more oval] with a long face frame. You can also add a long side swept fringe . Bobs can work too if they are generally tucked behind the ear [this has a slimming effect to the face]. Short pixies can work too if they have the same volume on top. For example: Kirsten Dunst [short fringe shattered layers], Liv Tyler & Tara Reid [long layers], Mandy Moore & Christina Ricci [bob with fringe]. All in all, stay away from styles that have a round shape to them. The most important thing is that you like how you look & the best way of getting that is to seek a consultation from a professional . Feel free to call our salon [or any quality salon] to setup a consultation with them. They should be able to answer your questions & give you suggestions for free . That's why they are pros. You can check our hours by clicking HERE or click to do a Google search for a salon of your choice.

5th & Fringe Salon & Spa, Royal Oak

Dear 5th & Fringe Royal Oak Pro,

I have thick brown hair a little past my shoulders & I’m interested in a new style .  Do you have any suggestions ?

Name: Lara
City: Roseville

Dear Lara,

That is a loaded question .  Your options for making a change are endless .  For example, you could try a concave graduated bob with a straight fringe [like Katie Holmes’ cut].  That could look really cute.  Or, you could go the opposite route & get extensions !  Going longer & thicker would definitely give you a new look.  Regardless of which direction you choose, you should cut out photos of hair styles that you like.  The photos will help you express your thoughts on how you want your hair to look.  Your stylist can then help you choose a look that will work best for you . 

5th & Fringe Salon & Spa, Royal Oak


Dear 5th & Fringe Royal Oak Pro,

I was wondering if you still carry the Men Aveda Shaving Cream ?
Found out Aveda is no longer making it and I'm looking to find some to purchase .

Name: Todd S.
City: Royal Oak

Dear Todd,

It is true that Aveda has discontinued the shaving cream for men and we do not have any left. What we recommend is trying the Rosemary Mint Conditioner for hair . It has a lot of the same qualities of the shaving lotion, and is a little less expensive . [Click here for details on the Rosemary Mint Conditioner for hair.]

5th & Fringe Salon & Spa, Royal Oak

Dear 5th & Fringe Royal Oak Pro,

I get ingrown hairs on my face & neck from shaving . How can I stop them from coming back?

Name: Tony
City: Royal Oak

Dear Tony,

This is a very common situation that many men have.  Here are a few suggestions:

Before you know it, your skin will be as smooth as can be.

5th & Fringe Salon & Spa, Royal Oak


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Dear 5th & Fringe Royal Oak Pro,

My name is Lisa & I am of Asian descent which makes my eyes very small ? How can I make my eyes appear larger ? Do you have any makeup tips for me? Thanks!

Name: Lisa R.
City: Ann Arbor

Dear Lisa,

In order to make your eyes appear larger it is important to enhance your almond shaped eyes. We suggest using a darker liner/shadow near your lash line & merge this into lighter shades of color all the way to your brow bone . It is NECESSARY to use a highlighting shadow under your brows . This will accentuate your eyebrows & make your eyes appear brighter & bigger . If you desire a darker shade in your eyelid crease use a lighter base color all over your lid & fade into a darker shade into your crease line . And again, always use a highlighting shadow under your brow!

Remember three important rules:

1. Use a highlighting shadow .

2. Wear mascara & curl your lashes (since most Asian lashes stick straight out)

3. Don't be afraid of dark shadows . (Asian skin tones with dark eyes can pull off darker shades) For an example, look at Lucy Lu she uses dark liner to line her upper & lower lash line. Please note that the liner on the bottom lash line is not as dark as on her upper lash line. Too much dark liner on the bottom will close in your eyes & make them appear smaller.

In the end, it is all about practicing different techniques & experimenting with different shades that works best for you . Have fun!

5th & Fringe Salon & Spa, Royal Oak


Dear 5th & Fringe Royal Oak Pro,

Hi - I'd like to get a gift for a friend who helped me out by taking care of my daughter while I had another baby - the reason I'm emailing instead of calling. I'd like the prices for your gift packages , & also how can I get the gift card - can you mail it to her ?? Thanks!!!

Name: Melanie
City: Highland

Dear 5th & Fringe Royal Oak Pro,

I would like to purchase a gift certificate for my Sister as a gift. Can I do this over the phone or internet ? Could the gift certificate be mailed to her ? Thanks.

Name: Jennifer A.
City: Auburn Hills

Dear Melanie & Jennifer,

You can call the salon & we can send a gift card out . Also, our salon coordinators can answer all your questions about our products, services & packages. Click on the " Products & Services " link [above] to see our products, services & packages.

5th & Fringe Salon & Spa, Royal Oak

Dear 5th & Fringe Royal Oak Pro,

I will be attending Douglas J in November & I would like to know if 5th & Fringe has any positions available as a salon assistant?

Name: Andrita C.
City: Southfield

Dear Andrita,

Sorry, at this time we are not hiring assistants but, we are always interested in great people . You can send us your resume to " 5th & Fringe Salon & Spa, 501 S Washington, Royal Oak, MI 48067 " or email it to " FringeRoyalOak@FringeRoyalOak.com ".

5th & Fringe Salon & Spa, Royal Oak