What You Need To Know About The Modern Day Perm

everything you need to know about a perm ruby salonThe first thing is to forget about the perms of the 80s as perms have come such a long way since the 80s and you are going to love the new modern-day perm. Since the perm is in the middle of a revival, we are going to give you a rundown on a perm, how it works, and what is different about the modern-day perm that we offer here at Ruby Salon.

How Does Traditional Perm Work?

  • Perms will change your hair texture with the use of a chemical. Perhaps you remember or mother or grandmother with a head full of plastic rods at the salon. This is because, in the ’80s, the stylist would wrap all the hair in plastic rods, then apply the chemicals for the perm to help set up the curls. After a while, the stylist will remove the rods, clean and dry the hair, and then the curls will be in place. 

What Is Different About The Modern Perm?

  • Simply put, it is the technique of today’s perm that makes it different. Instead of the traditional tight perm, we are using different methods for different types of curls such as spiral curls, wavy hair, or ‘S’ Curls. 

How Long Does A Perm Last?

  • A perm will last depending on how long your hair is. Typically, the longer the hair, the longer the perm lasts. For clients who have shorter hair, tend to have their hair cut more frequently can last a couple of months. If you happen to have longer hair, you may love your perm even more as your roots begin to grow in.

Do The Modern-Day Perm Still Damage Your Hair?

  • This is actually a myth from the 80s perms that perms damage your hair. If your debating on getting an 80s style perm or a modern-day perm, as long as it is done by a professional like the staff at Ruby Salon, then your hair will be just fine as we have the experience to get your perm done right. 

Schedule An Appointment

If you are interested in learning more about our perm services, visit Ruby Salon in Annapolis, MD.  To schedule an appointment, call 410.417.7784 or request an appointment online.

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The Advantages Of Eye Lash Extensions

At Ruby Salon, we specialize in eyelash extensions that will enhance the look of your natural eyelashes rather than fake eyelashes. Eyelash extensions, lash tints, and last lifts are all very popular and are enhancements to your real eyelashes. Whether you desire last extensions for everyday use that can make your morning beauty routine take less time or if you want an extravagant approach to your eyelashes, Ruby Salon can take care of all your lash needs by enhancing the thickness, fullness, and the length of your natural lashes. We have listed all the benefits that our lash bar can offer you.


  • Your eyes are beautiful, and there is no better way to draw attention to your beautiful eyes to have more thick and full natural eyelashes. This will enhance your eyes and have everyone taking notice. In manay cases, eyelash extensions are indistinguishable from your natural lashes, so you can boast that they are your natural eyelashes.

Water Resistant

  • Not only are our lash extensions used with your natural eyelashes, but you do not have to worry about them being damaged or ruined in the shower or on vacation as they are water resistant.

No, Makeup Needed

  • With our longer and fuller natural lash extensions, lift or tint, there is no need to add makeup as your eyes will already stand out with the use of makeup. This will ultimately cut your preparation time in half.

No Glue Needed

  • With fake lashes, you will need to apply glue to assure that they stay on, and even that glue will not guarantee that they stay on throughout the length of the day and with the elements such as heat, cold, or water.

Long Lasting

  • Our lash extensions can last anywhere from 3-6 weeks, depending on your natural eyelash growth. Our initial session can take up to 2 hours, and we perform a refresh every 2-3 weeks with those appointments only last about 1 hour.

Schedule An Appointment

If you are interested in learning more about our lash extension services, visit Ruby Salon in Annapolis, MD.  To schedule an appointment, call 410.417.7784 or request an appointment online.

Posted in: Lash Bar, Lash Extensions, Lash Tint

The Benefits Of Adding Color To Your Hair

Unless you have been living under a rock for the last few years than you know that adding a unique color to your hair is socially acceptable now. Long gone are the days of people giving you strange looks because you have a beautiful streak of pink or purple in your hair.

At Ruby Salon, we can help you express yourself in any way that you choose to do so. We have listed some other benefits that can come from adding color to your hairstyle.

Cover Up Gray Hairs

  • If you are suffering from pesky grey hairs, then a great way to cover them up if to add color. The color will make those gray hairs no longer gray and will keep them that way for some time. We can match the color to match your current hair so that no one will even realize you have added color to disguise your gray hair.

Thinning Hair

  • Adding color to your hair will also add volume and body to your hair giving the illusion of a more thicker, fuller head of hair. This is a less expensive option to try to solve your thinning hair problem and may satisfy your thinning hair problem for years to come.

Meant To Be

  • You may not have been blessed to be born with the best color hair for your other features on your face. For example, maybe you were born with red hair, and have never been satisfied with your red hair, or simply want to see what you would look like as a blonde. Maybe your friends are always telling you that would you like even better as a brunette, and at Ruby Salon, you can safely see for yourself!


  • Hair color is great for clients with weak, damaged or brittle hair as it will add a coating to your hair that will help rebuild the strength in your hair. This added coating can also help protect your hair from some natural dangers of the world such as pollution and damaging sun rays.

Schedule An Appointment

If you are interested in learning more about our hair coloring options, visit Ruby Salon in Annapolis, MD.  To schedule an appointment, call 410.417.7784 or request an appointment online.

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Five Benefits Of Facial Waxing

Do you have stubborn facial hair that you are tired of shaving because they seem to lead to ingrown hairs and razor burn?  Have you looked into laser hair removal and realized it is just too expensive? Or, have you tried using over the counter hair removal products such as Nair, and they leave your skin red and irritated?

Here at Ruby Salon, our highly trained and licensed cosmetologist offer facial waxing that will not only leave your skin hairless, silky and smooth for long periods, but it is also a cost-effective alternative to other hair removal procedures. We have listed the top five benefits of facial waxing offered by our team here at Ruby Salon in Annapolis, MD.

Less Hair

  • It is a myth that if you wax your facial hair that it will grow back thicker and at a faster pace. In fact, the more you wax, the less that your hair will grow, and it may even grow in lighter. Also, if you have your facial hair waxed regularly, eventually the follicle will stop producing hair, and you will be hair free.

Longer Results

  • With waxing, the root of the hair is removed entirely, which means that your body needs to regrow from the root before you begin to see hair on your face again. Most waxing procedures can last up to two weeks. Of course, each person is different and has different hair growth rates.

No Ingrown Hairs

  • With shaving, the hair is simply at the surface of your skin, meaning that you can easily obtain an ingrown hair under your skin. Ingrown hairs can be unpleasant not only to look at but can also cause your skin to itch and even bleed at the site of an ingrown hair.


  • At Ruby Salon, we can work with you to reach your desired aesthetic. We can shape every aspect of your facial hair exactly the way you want, for example, your eyebrows. You can tell us how you like them, and we will discuss exactly how we are going to wax them for you.


  • Over the counter products like Nair will be cheaper than waxing. However, they can damage your skin, and have been proven to be inconsistent and ineffective. Also, laser hair removal can be very expensive when compared to waxing.

Schedule An Appointment

If you are interested in learning more about our waxing services, visit Ruby Salon in Annapolis, MD.  To schedule an appointment, call 410.417.7784 or request an appointment online.

Posted in: Eyebrow Waxing, Facial Waxing, Waxing

The Dangers Of Excess Sun Exposure

Just about everyone would like a nice healthy tan during the summertime for various reasons. The number one reason would be that in the summertime, you typically wear fewer clothes and clothes that are lighter in color or even white clothing. If you have a naturally pale complexion, you may try to get a nice tan before heading on your summer vacation. 

We are proud to offer an organic solution call Envy sunless tanning solution that is made right here in the USA. This will give you that natural tan that you are looking for without being exposed to the harmful UV lights from tanning beds or UVB rays from the sun.

We have made a list of dangers that can occur from excessive UV and UVB rays that make our Envy sunless tan solution the best choice for you.

  • Cancer-Causing
    • Ultraviolet (UV) lights from tanning beds are notoriously known for causing many types of skin cancer, including basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma. It has been proven that over 90% of patients that have some form of skin cancer are due to excessive exposure to UV rays.
  • Burns Your Skin
    • UV will also burn your skin. A sunburn is a result of your damaged skin cells caused by absorbing too many UV rays. Your skin will turn red, feel hot and feel like it is burning due to extra blood flowing to the damaged areas in an attempt to repair your skin cells.
  • Damages Your Immune System
    • Another fact with overexposure to UV radiation is the damaging effects on your immune system. When you subject yourself to a sunburn, your immune system shifts its defense powers to your skin. Possibly leaving yourself exposed to other sicknesses that your body usually wouldn’t have a problem defending.
  • Ages Your Skin Faster
    • Prolonged exposure to raw sunlight will also cause your skin to age or look older much faster than intended. UV rays will destroy collagen tissues beneath your skin and can cause wrinkles and brown spots on your skin.

Schedule An Appointment

If you are interested in learning more about our Envy sunless tanning solution or how sunlight and tanning beds can damage your body and skin, visit Ruby Salon in Annapolis, MD.  To schedule an appointment, call 410.417.7784 or request an appointment online

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FAQs About Brazilian Blowouts

Brazilian blowout Annapolis MD

At Ruby Salon in Annapolis, MD,  we not only want to make you look and feel beautiful, but we also want to educate you about hair care. One of the most popular hair treatments that we offer is the Brazilian Blowout. If you are interested in this treatment, here are a few faqs to educate you on the treatment process.

Will the Brazilian Blowout Work on Any Type of Hair?

Yes. Ruby Salon has performed this treatment on individuals with fine, coarse, frizzy and curly hair. Our professionally certified and trained stylists have also used the treatment on hair that has been permed, Japanese straightened, extensions, damaged or processed.

How Will My Hair Look After the Blowout?

Your hair will be frizz-free, shiny, manageable and have plenty of body and bounce. Depending on your type of hair, you have the option to wear it curly or wavy. You can still use a blow dryer for a smoother, straighter style and what’s more, it takes less time to achieve these looks with the Brazilian Blowout.

Will the Brazilian Blowout Work on Highlighted or Colored Hair?

Yes. It will actually improve the shine and the health of color-treated or highlighted hair by conditioning the hair while sealing the cuticle.

Can I Still Get the Brazilian Blowout If I Have a Relaxer?

Yes. The Brazilian Blowout works best on hair that has already been chemically treated. It helps to improve the condition of the hair by fortifying each strand with essential amino acids.

How Long Does It Last?

If you use the Acai After-Care Maintenance product line, the Brazilian Blowout will last up to 12 weeks. The more you receive the blowouts, the healthier the hair becomes, and the results will last longer.

Will I Have More Volume With the Brazilian Blowout?

Your hair will maintain its natural volume and will have a great memory and will bend better when blow-drying or using a curling iron.

Can I Get My Hair Colored the Same Day That I Get the Treatment?

Ruby Salon recommends that you wait at least two weeks after receiving the Brazilian Blowout to color your hair if it was not colored prior to receiving the treatment.


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Organic Spray Tans

Organic Sunless Tanning, spray tan in Annapolis MD Ruby Salon is an exclusive Envy Tan® salon, a certified organic sunless tanning solution made in the United States. Because our spray tan solution is 100% organic, you will achieve the most natural color that exudes from your own skin tone. You can pick whether you want just a little glow or a Brazilian bronze and we will mix the perfect formula for your skin tone. 

Contact Ruby Salon in Annapolis, MD to explore your options! Call 410.417.7784 or request an appointment online

How much does spray tanning cost?

Ruby Salon has three tanning sessions/pricing offers for you to choose from. They are:

  • Single Session Tan: $50.00
  • Three (3) Tan Sessions: $120.00
  • Five (5) Tan Sessions: $190

What is spray tanning and how does it work?

Spray tanning, also known as airbrush tanning, will help you achieve a bronzed glow without exposure to the sun. Spray tanning uses a DHA-based solution that is applied to the skin using an airbrush tool. Dihydroxyacetone (DHA) is a safe, FDA-approved ingredient that reacts with the natural amino acids in the upper layers of the skin to create a suntan look. The shade of the sunless tanning solution is carefully chosen to match your skin tone and help you achieve the look you want. Please note: spray tanning does not offer sun protection.

How should I prepare for my spray tan session?

In order to ensure that the spray tan solution penetrates the skin and absorbs effectively, you will need to cleanse and exfoliate your skin the day of your session. Do not wear makeup, lotion or perfume to your tanning session. Be sure to wear loose-fitting clothing. 

How long does spray tanning last?

Sunless tanning fades just like the typical suntan. Spray tans can last anywhere from 5 to 10 days for most people. Much of this depends on how often you exfoliate and the types of products you use for maintenance. Ruby Salon recommends special moisturizers and other products that can help you extend your bronzed glow. Talk to the tanning specialist about which products are best for your tan.

How long before I can shower?

The spray tan solution needs time to react with your skin for the best results. You should wait for 8 to 12 hours before showering, and you should avoid all contact with water during this period. 


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Dealing With Dandruff

New Year, New Cut at Ruby SalonThe recent change in the weather can cause your scalp to become dry, itchy, red and full of dandruff. Dandruff is dead skin cells that have the appearance of white flakes in the scalp and hair. It has even been found in the ears, eyebrows and men’s mustaches.

What Causes Dandruff?

  • Dry skin – One of the leading causes of dandruff. The cold weather and dry heat can cause your skin and scalp to become excessively dry. The dry skin becomes flaky, and build-up occurs on your skin and in your hair and scalp.
  • Skin conditions – Skin conditions such as eczema or psoriasis can trigger dandruff.
  • Shampooing too much or not enough – Shampooing too often can cause the scalp to become irritated and produce more oil in the scalp causing it to feel overly greasy. Not shampooing enough can cause oil buildup of oil and dead skin cells which causes dandruff.  
  • Dermatitis – People who have dermatitis get dandruff in the scalp, eyebrows, side of the nose and back of the ears. The skin will appear red, greasy and flaky.
  • Weather – Dandruff worsens during the dry, cold weather months. The humidity in the air during the winter months contributes to the buildup of skin that turns into dandruff.
  • Medical conditions – Individuals who suffer from medical conditions such as weak immune systems, diabetes or who have neurological illnesses like Parkinson’s disease are more prone to having issues with dandruff.
  • Diet – Your body requires a certain amount of nutrients to function and survive. Foods that contain zinc, vitamins B and D and some types of fats are a few of the nutrients that help the body to thrive. Having a vitamin deficiency can cause skin conditions that may lead to dandruff.

Effects of Dandruff

Dandruff can stop the scalp from breathing properly, and it weakens the roots. In addition, it can cause hair falling and breakage, graying, acne, pimples, headaches, weakness of eyesight and hair loss. It’s also embarrassing to have people notice the flakes in your hair and on your clothes. 

Consult with one of Ruby Salon‘s experienced hair care professions. We can help you find a solution and provide you with the right products to get rid of your dandruff and increase the health of your hair and scalp.


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Choosing the Right Hair Brush

How much thought do you put into choosing a brush for your hair? If you are very particular about your hair you put quite a bit of thought into it. If it’s not that big of a deal to you, you get whatever is on sale at the local beauty supply store or Walmart. The average person won’t spend more than a few dollars on a brush for their hair.

Did you know that by choosing the right hair brush and using it correctly can make all the difference in how your hair looks? There is an endless number of hair brushes on the market but which brush is suited for you?

Your hair could be damaged or you could be losing hair because of the brush you’re using. This might be the reason you need to put a little more thought into how you treat your hair. Just think about it – you brush your hair every day. You want it to look healthy and luxurious, but it’s breaking off because you brought the brush that was at the dollar store. No offense dollar store shoppers. We all like a good bargain!

Just in case you decide to put a little bit more thought into finding the right brush for your hair, here is a guide to help you along the way.

Best Hair Brushes

  • Detangling Hairbrush – can be used on all types of hair and is best for detangling wet and dry, fine hair. This brush is delicate to the hair and prevents breakage. It’s made to release tangles and knots. The bristles are firm and help add volume to the hair.
  • Teasing Hairbrush – also can be used on all types of hair and is best for adding volume. Your stylist uses this type of brush to lift the roots to create fullness. The brush is great for adding texture to ponytails or to create a firm base when using clip-on hair extensions.
  • Round Hairbrush – is used on medium to thick hair. This brush is used for a blowout. It kind of works as a curling wand while taming the frizz. Gives the hair lots of body and bounce.
  • Boar Bristle Brush – used on fine, curly hair. Some call it the hairbrush of the stars. It’s used to produce high-shine waves. It doesn’t snag or pull at the roots. The best use of this brush is after getting a style that required heat.
  • Looper Brush – used for hair extensions. It’s called the looper brush because the bristles are loops that won’t get tangled in your hair like the bristles on other brushes.

There are a wide variety of brushes available that are better suited for your hair. Make an appointment to consult with a stylist at Ruby Salon to discuss which brush is best for your type of hair.

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5 Reasons To Try Hair Extensions

Prom hair service in Annapolis Maryland Are you looking for a way to transforms your hair?

Well, have you considered hair extensions? Hair extensions can be a great way to transform your hair and give it that much-needed boost! In this post, we will highlight a few reasons you may want to consider hair extensions. 

5 Reasons You May Want to Try Hair Extensions

  1. Adding Length– If you have difficulties growing your hair past a certain length, hair extensions can be added to your hair to give it fullness and length. Growing your hair out can be a frustrating, strenuous process, but hair extensions can cut the process time in half. You can achieve longer hair in just one visit to Ruby Salon. 
  2.  Change Your Hair Color– Hair extensions are a great way to play with different hair colors. If you afraid of hair damage or you are not sure if you want to dye your hair, hair extensions are a great way to try different hair colors.
  3. Adding Volume– If you have thin hair or you are experiencing hair loss, hair extensions can be a great way to add volume to your hair. Hair extensions can be designed to blend seamlessly with your natural hair and give you the look you’ve always desired.
  4. Trying A New Style– Hair extensions can make your favorite style pop. Whether you add hair extensions for volume, length, or color, you can completely transform some of your favorite hairstyles. 
  5. For Special Occasions– Hair extensions are a fantastic way to achieve beautiful hair for special occasions. Whether it’s your wedding day or prom, hair extensions can improve your overall look. 

Hair Extension in Annapolis, MD

Hair extensions are not just for celebrities! Ruby Salon uses premium, 100% human hair that can be blown dry, curled and flat iron styled. Whether you want to add length or volume, we can color match your extensions to achieve any look.

If you would like to schedule an appointment, call 410.263.7829 or request an appointment online


Posted in: Hair Extensions