Annual Scare Crow Fest

Sherry Miller’s Golden Chair Salon proudly particpated in Kendall’s Annual Community Scare Crow Fest for a third time this year. Through Hair Painting we were able to raise money and all donations went to benefit our local  Kendall, Hamlin, & Morton Fire Companies. All parents & children who participated under our tent received a free John Amico Shampoo to take home. Watch the video!

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Repair Your Damaged Hair ~ Professional End of Summer Solutions

If you would like some quick tips on how to treat your hair at the end of summer and get it back into shape watch this video. Master Stylist and Salon Owner Sherry Miller will leave you “Golden”!

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Out with the old Summer Hair, In with a New Brighter Style!


Sherry Miller

Master Hair Design Artist, Stylist, & Salon Owner


It’s the end of Summer and time to prepare for
“Back to School”!

In all our preparations the most important thing to
get ready for is that first day back, when pictures are taken and first impressions are made. So why not close the door on damaged dull, drab, or brassy
end of summer hair and open a new door to a fresh start? The time is now to get on board with a bright new exciting color, cut, and style after repairing the

Summer locks are often exposed to oxidation or over processed by pool chemicals, hard water, and sun.

According to Tom Porter, founder and President of  Malibu C’s, he states that depending on your location your water may have up to three times the added chlorine during the summer months to ward off extra bacteria. Copper is also added to control algae in reservoirs. This year the drought in the Midwest will cause a host of hair color problems that will send droves into the salons to be fixed and corrected.  When there’s little
rainfall passing through groundwater, the percentage of minerals in the water is
higher. So we are about to experience some of the biggest challenges to color,
to bleach, to straighteners and to perms in August, September and October
because those minerals are going to stay in the hair and continue to

In addition to a Malibu Clarifying Treatment (prior to cut or
color) which will rid your hair and scalp of build-up, film, or residue you may
want to amp things up and consider a Deep penetrating in-salon Keratin
Conditioning treatment. Choosing a KCT in leu of the regular conditioning post
treatment will add strength and fill in any potholes left in the hair. Currently
some of the best offered is the Keratin Shot by Healthy, Sexy, Hair which is
plant based and Paul Mitchell’ s Awapuhi White Ginger which uses animal. The PM
company recently purchased a sheep farm and shears them to provide the needed
keratin to be used. It makes for happy sheep in the heat without the extra heavy
coat and we get to benefit from it too, a win, win. Right now labs are
developing even more advanced ones with human keratin made from cut hair.

After you have repaired your summer hair and have a shiny new color be
sure and follow with a great Protein Hairspray like John Amico’s BioSilk. A
professional hair spray with low alcohol content will not to strip hair color or
smoothing treatment services off early.  Instead it will be gentle and add
strength to keep your style in place all day without being stiff or sticky.

Another great way to save your hair this season, time, and money is to
purchase liter’s on sale at your local salon this time of year. Stock up now on
the basics like shampoo and conditioner then you can have more money to purchase
new take home tools as the come out to recreate your style.

If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to email me directly or post them.
Until my next blog..I hope to see you at the Salon!

Master Hair Design Artist & Stylist,
Sherry Miller, MBA
Personal. Private. Professional.

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Back to School 2012

Back to School 2012

Makeover after Summer Hair at our Salon

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Healthy Hair, Happy Heart, Healing & Hope ~ New Reasons to Love my Industry

Get Fit Hair Plan Series – Healthy Hair, the Total Package
By Sherry Miller – Ask a P.HD (Professional Hairdresser)

Copyright 2012 – Sherry Miller’s Golden Chair Salon. All rights reserved. Please Share Responsibly.

This month I would like to focus on how the Professional Hair Color Industry is changing the lives of people everywhere and striving to make a difference. Anyone who has ever gone to a Salon and had fantastic life altering hair color experience can tell you that, but since I am a color professional let’s look outside the “box” at an even bigger picture.  I’d like to share with you what two companies,  Paul Mitchell ® and Kenra ™ are specifically doing to assist Stylists everywhere in meeting that ultimate goal.

Chrysalis is a Non-for profit organization supported by the Paul Mitchell Company that is trying to help homeless or low income women get jobs and restore their confidence. (see video link)

On that note Kenra has partnered with the Repunzel Project ® which is a NPO to help support cancer patients and prevent them from loosing their hair through Cold Cap Technology. Cold Cap Technology involves the use of special caps that are frozen to a very cold temperature and worn before, during, and after each chemotherapy treatment. The cooling of the hair follicles prevents chemotherapy toxins from reaching them, preserving the follicles and therefore preserving the patients hair. Frank Fronda, the scientist who invented the Penguin Cold Caps, indicates that Cold Cap Technology has a proven 90% effective rate for hair retention. It has been widely used in Europe the past 15 years with great success.

“When you look better, you feel better. And when you feel better, you heal better, ” says Nancy Marshall, co-founder of the Repunzel Project. “Keeping your hair while undergoing chemotherapy is not about vanity – It’s about identity, ” indicates Nancy. “Knowing she can keep her hair can help liberate a patient emotionally and physically from the ‘cancer patient’ label and improve self-image, dignity and morale – vital, yet often overlooked, elements of overall wellness.”

Salons everywhere, like mine, have participated in on going Events to raise Breast Cancer awareness and money to support clients when medical bills are not covered or they have a loss of income which can be overwhelming for them. In a new effort to help, salons everywhere are now using Cold Cap Technology to actually make a difference during the treatment and cure for those who survive. The human spirit after such an attack can be made stronger with much love and support helping the body to heal if God wills it with this advance in science.

Another look at how Kenra is changing the landscape is with their new Color line set to arrive in Salons this spring. Kenra color promises natural true-to-tone, “simply stunning” results for every hair color client served by a professional stylist. A complete hair color system, the new brand incorporates Balancing Complex 5, designed to ensure vibrant, long lasting color with outstanding gray coverage, deep color saturation and intense shine while improving the hair’s condition.

For me, all this is just another reason to love color and professional hair services/treatments..What artist doesn’t like a fresh canvas and a set of new paints? In our hands we are able to create beauty in this world that brings joy, happiness, & lot’s of smiles to an otherwise dark and dreary place. If you haven’t tried it yet I suggest you do.

Cosmoprof : Professional edition February 2012

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February 2012 at Sherry Miller’s Golden Chair Salon

February 2012 at Sherry Miller's Golden Chair Salon

Encouraging Clients to Love themselves and be more confident with a New Hair Color to life their Spirits.

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Get Fit Hair Plan

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