Introducing: Wanda

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We are so excited to welcome our newest Morphling Wanda Blackburn to the team. She has been rocking it in the salon for months now and many of you have already met her. But we wanted to go deeper as Wanda starts to build her own Morphic clientele. So we asked Wanda some questions about herself and her life. Read on to dig in, and then book with her today!

I was born and raised in the Bay Area with 3 siblings. I am most inspired by the women in hip-hop like Coi Leray and Rico N. Women with unique, captivating styles that demand recognition while also staying true to themselves. My interest in the beauty industry grew to a passion as I saw what could be gained through doing great hair, making people look amazing and helping them feel confident. ~ Wanda

Tell us about your personal style in 3 words:

Comfortable, modern, elegant

Tell us your favorite things in SF:

San Francisco 49ers! 

Weekend hangout:

Rumor bar. Three words: Tater Tot Nachos! 

Tell us about your hair. What’s your current inspiration? 

My hair is currently inspired by Mom Life. Lol. Always wash and go. 

Air dry or blow dry?

Recently blow dry more often than not. Discovering the magic of the diffuser! 

What’s your current hair routine? Favorite products? 

AMIKA Curl Corpse Gel is my favorite product right now.

What’s your best hair tip? 

Embrace your natural hair! You'll be so much better off for it. 

Best thing about this year?

Watching my son grow up into this awesome little human. 

Proudest moment recently?

Seeing my son read an entire book to me. 

Best way to decompress?

Definitely wine at the beach. 

Favorite word?

Valid

Favorite curse word? 

F*ck 

Favorite book?

Kindred by Octavia Butler 

Favorite place to visit in the world? 

I haven't traveled much yet, but I'd love to go to Cancun! 

Last music show you’ve attended? 

Nicki Minaj concert at Concord Pavillion. 






Burner Braids: Book now!

Hello Burning Mavens!

We have just brought on a new braider, Tamia, to make space for more clients to get their precious locks secured and looking right for the playa.

Check out some of our recent BURNER BRAID looks—

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Tamia is ready to tame your locks on:

  • Weds 8/21, 11-7:30

  • Friday 8/23, 11-7:30

  • Weds 8/28, 11:00-7:30

Check out Tamia’s recent work on Instagram @finishedlooks

REFERRALS!

Let your friends know and you’ll both get $10 off your braids
Friend referrals need to come in with the referral first before discount can be redeemed

Most hairstyles are now bookable online via Vagaro under braids and styles. 
Otherwise call (415 789 6682) or email us (info@morphicbeauty.com). We’re out 8/16-18, but we’ll get back to you Monday the 19th!

Braids at burning man: more than just a pretty party

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Festival season is FINALLY upon us and there is really no better way to care for your hair than to braid it up. MISHI and BRENDA THE BRAIDER are now booking braid appointments for any festival you have lined up. Prices start at $55.

For those getting braids for Burning Man, we wanted to dig a little deeper. We want to respect the non-commercial aspect of the event, while also taking this chance to educate our clients about the way that #BRAIDS (whether done here, by your sister, or anywhere else) actually help you be a better citizen of Black Rock City.

Burning Man is not only a fun party in the desert. It's a social experiment at the edge of imagination. In case you don't know, there are Ten Principles at the heart of the festival's culture. (Read them here.) It may seem like a small thing, but braids engage three of these principles -

Radical self-reliance

Burning Man encourages the individual to discover, exercise and rely on their inner resources. The Black Rock Desert is a harsh and unforgiving climate for hair and skin. By braiding your hair before you go, you are taking care of yourself by giving it the healthiest and most protective style possible. It prevents breakage, locks in moisture, minimizes frizz and is overall incredibly low-maintenance.

Leave No Trace

We clean up after ourselves and endeavor, whenever possible, to leave such places in a better state than when we found them. When you brush your hair at Burning Man, little feathery strands take flight. The average person loses 100-125 of them every single day. Did you know that even those strands of hair must be cleaned up in order for the Org to get its permit next year? Save DPW a lot of hassle, and do your part by never having to brush your hair on playa.

Radical self-expression

Radical self-expression arises from the unique gifts of the individual. We’ve long believed that hair is more than just a part of your body. Whether you find your power in tradition, or in standing out from the crowd, hair is one of our best expressions of power and personality. Braiding your hair is an opportunity to express your Radical Self. Check out our braid gallery or our Instagram for inspiration.

So there you go! Be a good citizen, participate, engage, and help create a new culture. If you decide to do your braids here, book soon as the appointments will fill up fast. BOOK HERE.


Does every Penny have pink hair these days?

We see a lot of trends come through Morphic. Sometimes they come unannounced. Lately we’ve noticed a strong trend towards pink hair from the pink ombre to the full chroma, to tender pastels.

Which look is your favorite?

These natural highlights revealed themselves in the pinking process!

These natural highlights revealed themselves in the pinking process!

Deep pink … veering into purple territory

Deep pink … veering into purple territory

This one gets peachy and pink and strawberry dream land

This one gets peachy and pink and strawberry dream land

A bold magenta

A bold magenta

Pale pink in the wild (picture by Cybelle Codish of our Salon Coordinator Annie)

Pale pink in the wild (picture by Cybelle Codish of our Salon Coordinator Annie)

Here's what you loved this year

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With 2018 drawing to a close, it’s time to start compiling some Year End Lists. All of these items and everything else we sell* is 15% from now until the end of 2018!

*Except Halo products which are 5% off … and hurry, because the salon is closed from December 23rd-January 3rd as we celebrate the holidays.

Here’s what was hot at Morphic this year:

Top selling products -

At Morphic overall: Olaplex No. 3

While lightening hair weakens the natural disulfide bonds of the hair shaft, these treatments work to first repair those bonds, re-linking them (No. 1), then perfect them (No. 2) and finally to sustain this protective work at home, the pre-shampoo Olaplex No. 3 treatment. We believe in the power of Olaplex, and w’re so glad to have clients who are dedicated to the health and strength of their hair! (P.S. We also just started carrying the Olaplex shampoo (No. 4) and conditioner (No. 5)!)

Among Mishi’s clients: Olivia Garden NanoThermic Flex Boar Bristle Brush

This is a truly phenomenal brush. Ideal for straightening while you blow dry, the 100% boar bristles are gentle on the scalp and leave the hair feeling smooth and shiny. Plus it’s flexible curved shaped is like a hug for your head with every stroke.

Tee’s: Rene Furterer Complexe 5

Rene Furturer believes that healthy hair begins with a healthy scalp, and we couldn’t agree more! Complexe 5 is the perfect first step for most hair types. (See our recent Scalp blog post to see if it’s right for you!) Orange and lavender essential oils soothe and cleanse the scalp and increase circulation.

Hottest color services:

Color Touch Up

You love to keep your color fresh!

Full Balayage

More of you preferred the coverage of the hand-painted Full Balayage than any other highlight

Most added-on add on service:

The Royale

We understand. We love it too! The Royale - a toner/gloss, plus Olaplex and Pro-Fiber treatments - is at once truly decadent and completely necessary for maintaining the health of your hair through the highlighting process. Did you know you can earn a complementary Royale? Every service is worth its cost in service loyalty points. 1500 points earns you a complimentary Royale add-on.

Hottest selling new products:

AG Hair Balance + Boost

Though this shampoo-conditioner combination came into the salon mid-year, we’re still considering it new. Balance + Boost have literally flown off the shelves this year. These all-natural products come from AG Hair, who say so beautifully “While we look to magazines and runway shows for hair trends, it’s the (person) reading the magazine that we are drawn to and the effortless style we see on the street outside the show that truly fascinates us.”

Aquis Hair Turbans

Hot trend alert! These towels and turbans are ridiculously great, and every member of the Morphic staff has one at home. Using a proprietary fabric blend that absorbs water at a phenomenal rate, the Aquis turbans and towels cut drying time by 50%. Wicking away water faster means less water-logged hair lacking luster.

Most played music in salon:

Dirty Computer by Janelle Monae

This album blew our minds almost as much as the spectacular style that accompanied it. We played it for many of our clients, sang along, danced around, and booked our tickets to see Monae live. The album carries on the tradition of pop geniuses like Prince and David Bowie, and in fact Monae was collaborating with Prince on at least one track at the time of his death. Check out the amazing visual and sonic delight of “PYNK” below.