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Lash Extensions

At Neilmarie Salon we use 3D Lash Extensions to add volume, length and natural beauty to your eye lashes. Eyelash Extension services are booming right now and with so many salons and spa’s offering this service how do you know you are going to the right place? Well rest assured that we have done our research! 3D Lashes are safe, natural looking and top of the line in this hot trend. So why should I get Eyelash Extensions? Lash Extensions provide a dramatic yet natural change to your look without having to apply mascara or eyeliner daily. It’s a relaxing process that enhances your look immediately! Your lashes will last with your own lashes natural cycle and require very little upkeep. With regular fills and gentle cleansing your lash extensions should last 3-4 weeks between fills.

Here at Neilmarie Salon we give you the control. After the initial cost for a set of lash extensions you can choose to add more lashes at just $2 per lash. This gives you the power to go as dramatic as you want or your budget allows. A fill is just $2 per lash allowing you to control how often you come in for upkeep, thus keeping your cost down and control factor up! We are running an amazing special on a new set of beautiful, natural lashes for a limited time. Call Neilmarie Salon today to schedule your app today!

Lash Extensions are currently offered at our Albuquerque Hair Salon located on Wyoming and Menaul 505-292-5905

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Hair Care For Hot and Dry Climate

The sun can strip the hair of its natural oils and New Mexico’s intense dry heat will only intensify the problem. So we here at Neilmarie Salon have put together a list of products and tip’s that can help your hair maintain its integrity in this intense climate. When you don’t protect your Hair from the sun in time it starts to weaken the cuticle and when this happens breakage and split ends start to become a problem. A Weakened cuticle leaves hair vulnerable to dehydration and the color bleaches and fades. Sun exposure also causes free radical activity in the hair shaft. The cells of the hair are damaged, as the free radicals cause premature ageing. There are a lot of remedies out there when it comes to protecting your hair from the harsh heat of the sun. Below we have selected a few remedies that we believe are the best forms of sun protection for your hair.

1. Give your hair a Health Trim. Not only do split ends look scraggly, but they can also travel further up the hair strands faster if they aren’t nipped in the but. Come see one of out top hairstylists at Neilmarie Salon for a quick trim to help maintain your hair.

2. Dry and over-processed hair cries out for the nourishing properties of a good Hair Mask, but all hair types can benefit from this treatment. We prefer Enjoy’s HairHair Salon in Albuquerque and Rio Rancho selling Enjoy Hair Products Mask. This Intensive smoothing mask will enrich dry and unruly hair leaving your hair feeling soft, silky and easy to manage. For a more intense treatment let one of our expert hairstylists at Neilmarie Salon apply ENJOY Intensive Reconstructing Spray before the ENJOY Hair Mask and sit you under the dryer for 20 min. Add this treatment to your next Salon visit and your hair will be sure to survive the summers heat.

3. Keratin Smoothing Treatments. We choose to use Keratin Complex A great time to have the treatment done is directly after permanent color, semi-permanent color or highlights. The treatment seals the color in, making it last longer and appear more vibrant. If you choose to have color applied after the treatment, we recommend waiting at least two weeks. This treatments not only helps lock in your hair color but by closing the hair cuticle your hair will look and feel like you just stepped out of the salon weeks from now. All of our hairstylists at Neilmarie Salon are specifically trained in the Keratin Complex line of Smoothing treatments for your hair. We offer three levels of this service designed to accommodate every client on any budget.

Keratin Long Term $200/ Blow Out Express $75/ Keratin Must Have $20

Keratin Complex Smoothing Therapy

4. Add sunscreen to your hair. For this we recommend using KMS California Sol KMS California Sol Perfection Beach Protectant Perfection Beach Protectant is a water resistant sun protection cream. With IOPS technology and Anti-Oxidant, this beach protectant creme protects against the ravages of the sun, sea, and pool water. Fused with grapefruit and thyme, it provides a sleek, shiny, wet look with a soft feel. Contains UV filters. To be used before or after swimming, or while sun bathing. Apply on damp or dried hair, finish the hair style and allow to air dry. Not to be used while blow-drying! Suitable for all hair types.

 5.  The best line of defense for your hair to survive that Hot and Dry climate is to wear a Hat! Yest its just that simple.

At Neilmarie Hair salon in Albuquerque and now with our second Hair Salon in Rio Rancho we truly are your one stop shop for all your Hair Care needs! Call us today at any one of our locations to book your next appointment with one of our Top Albuquerque and Rio Rancho Hairstylists.

Albuquerque Hair Salon and Spa- 505-292-5905 

Rio Rancho Hair Salon- 505-702-8144

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Tips for keeping your hair color looking fresh!

How to keep your hair color looking fresh

Hair Color is our best accessory and the easiest way to get a new look and attitude. Lets be honest you spend good money in the salon to have your expert stylist give you a color that’s tailored to you so its only natural to want to get the most out of your hair color. There are many factors out there that play a big part in your hair color fading so we have come up with a few simple tips to help you keep that color looking like fresh!

  • The number one way to keep your color looking vibrant and fresh is to use products that are specifically designed for color treated hair. These products are specifically formulated with ingredients to preserve your color and don’t contain ingredients that will make your color fade. Professional products are you best choice since they are designed to be much gentler and contain higher quality ingredients. Using harsh shampoos and styling products will strip the color right out of your hair! The harsh rays from the sun will also make your hair color fade or oxidize. Professional salon care products contain sun screen which will protect your hair color from the sun and the effects it has on your hair color.
  • Use a Clarifying Shampoo at least once a month to remove minerals and product buildup from your hair so your color stays true. If you live in an area with hard water, or water containing large amounts of iron in it you should clarify your hair at least once a week as iron in water will cause oxidation and produce an orange tint to your hair color.
  • Keep your hair color touch up appointments! As your hair grows out your roots will begin to show so get a new base color every 4 to 6 weeks. This not only covers up those unsightly grey roots but gives your stylist a chance to address any oxidation or fading that my be occurring and recommend solutions.

So if you want to your hair colors looking as if you just stepped out of the salon follow these simple tips and you will be on your way to keeping that color last longer. Speak with one of our stylists today and we recommend some of our professional products to protect and care for your hair.

Here at Neilmarie Salon our Consultations are always free. We would love to take some time with you to discuss all your hair care needs and come up with a solution to ensure that you not only like your hair! You love your Hair! So call one of our convenient locations today to set up your next appointment.                                   

Rio Rancho Salon (505) 702-8144  Albuquerque Salon (505) 292-5905

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Balayage Hair Color

What is Balayage?

Balayage is a French coloring technique that was developed in the 1970s. It’s a freehand technique where the color is applied by hand rather than using the traditional foiling or cap highlighting techniques. You can achieve so many different effects from soft, natural highlights to something strong and punky. The fact it’s so low maintenance is such a draw-card for women too. People want to look fashionable and feel good about their appearance but in this day and age we don’t all have the time to be in the salon every few weeks for a touch up.

Balayage is also a very economical way to color your hair as you never have a solid demarcation line or regrowth, so if you can’t afford to get it done for another month it won’t look atrocious. However, if your balayage isn’t done correctly you can end up with excessive overlapping that can cause damage to your hair.

Is Balayage Color right for me?
Balayage is best done on natural hair, but never fear, most of the work we do in our salon to create a balayage look is initially done with foils until the hair is ready to have only balayage. There are many different techniques that people use to create this look. If you’re seeing a color specialist they should always be able to come up with a technique to achieve the look you desire that best suits your hair type and color history.

What hairstyles are best for balayage hair color?
We always love to see balayage finished with loose curls or a beachy, tousled look where you can see the color variations ribbon through the hair. Sharp, strong haircuts like a bob require a stronger color or a block color to show off the cut. Balayage is best left to more flowing hairstyles.

How do I maintain my Balayage hair color?
Balayage will dry your hair out no more than classic foiling as long as you have a trained professional applying your color. As with foils you should always use salon professional shampoos and conditioners as well as have regular treatments. No matter what the technique, your color will always look its best if your hair is in good condition.

Still not sure which color technique would be best for you?
Here at Neilmarie Salon our consultations are always FREE. Lets take some time discussing what will be right for you and your hair. Then we will come up with the best solution for all your hair care needs!

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Keratin Complex Smoothing Therapy

What is Keratin Complex?

Have you ever wished that your hair was more manageable? Softer? Smoother? Had more shine? Keratin Complex Smoothing Therapy is the answer.

This revolutionary smoothing system infuses Keratin deep into the hair cuticle, eliminating up to ninety-five percent of frizz and curl and leaving the hair smooth, shiny and luxurious. Results typically last 3 to 5 months depending on hair type.

Our client testimonials refer to Keratin Complex Smoothing Therapy as “life changing.” It rejuvenates and revitalizes the hair, giving it a softer, silkier feel that everyone raves about.

Unlike other salon services, the more you treat your hair, the healthier it becomes. With each treatment, the build-up of Keratin makes the hair:

Smoother and Silkier
Straighter and Shinier
Easier and Faster to blow-dry
Close to being “maintenance-free”
Keratin Complex Smoothing Therapy encases the hair follicle with a keratinous bond to:

Promote Healing
Block the effects of humidity
Prevent environmental toxins from entering the hair.
Keratin Complex Smoothing Therapy is gentle enough to use on all hair types: color treated, chemically processed, bleached or highlighted.

This service is only available in salons and is administered by specially trained stylists in the Keratin Complex Smoothing Therapy methods. Keratin Complex Smoothing Therapy

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Rio Rancho Hair Salon

We may be a new Salon in Rio Rancho, but we definitely aren’t new to the industry.  We are bringing our leading hair styling reputation to the Rio Rancho area.  Located across the street from Intel, our stylists specialize in women’s haircuts, men’s haircuts, color, color correction, highlights, ombre, up-dos, hair smoothing treatments, and many more hair services that keep our clientele current with the trends.  Our salon specializes in all hair types including women’s hair, men’s hair, children’s hair, fine hair, thick hair, and curly hair.  No matter your hair type or hair desire we have a stylist that specializes in all your hair needs.

To stay up to date on the latest hair trend or would like to be informed of our promotion, special’s or new products please like us on facebook at or check out our website at To book your next appointment or if you would like a free consultation give us a call at 505-702-8144 for Rio Rancho or 505-292-5905 for our Albuquerque location.