Brush with greatness

From boar brushes to hair “wefts,” Amy Waysack, operations manager for Sahra Spa and Hammam and Violet Hour Salon at the Cosmopolitan, gave us a quick education in hair care.

It’s a feat for a Strip salon to draw in locals. How have you done it?

The property in general has promotions for its Identity Members, and locals can get a complimentary cut and style with color service every Monday. Plus, we have a great base of local stylists, and they have a steady base of their own clientele that comes into the property. And if you compare our prices to a lot of different properties, we’re very competitive.

What’s popular now and why?

Hair extensions are popular. Traditionally, extensions have been a really lengthy, expensive process. But now they have what they call a “weft” of hair. It’s just a big, temporary layer of hair that’s put in, and you can wear it like “party hair.” That’s been really popular, because it’s not as expensive, it doesn’t take up as much time during your appointment, and it doesn’t damage the hair like gluing does.

Any at-home tips to give people who are too busy to make it to the salon?

Using quality tools and products is important. One key is a boar brush with natural bristles. When you brush your hair with a boar brush, you’re actually transferring your natural oils to your hair. A synthetic-bristle brush can’t do that.

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