Kicking Off Spring Break Season: Dos & Don'ts of Hair Travel

We can’t help but notice you have a lot coming up. Perhaps a holiday with your special someone. Maybe a spring break vacation. So you’ve booked your tickets and have begun counting down the days. Now's the perfect time to start collecting those lightweight professional hair products–and a sleek 5-star hairstyle to match. But not sure where to begin? No worries, we’ve got your back.


Step 1: Pull up that weather app and forecast your getaway


Are you flying somewhere tropical? Lucky you! Make sure to pack plenty of anti-humidity products like It’s a 10 Miracle Styling Potion. After all, hair and humid air don't usually get along.


Then again, if your hair is wrought with dry-frizz flyaways, it could be due to lack of moisture. A deep conditioner like Paul Mitchell Super-Charged Treatment might be just the ticket. Be sure to leave it on for at least ten minutes in the shower–it really makes a difference.


Complete and treat your hair with a healthy layer of smoothing serum or oil to help tame the outer layer of hair and prevent those pesky flyaways. Biolage ExquisiteOil Protective Treatment and Paul Mitchell Super Skinny Serum level cuticles, tame frizz, and leave your hair with silky-smooth shine.

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Some pre-planning will make sure you have the right products for your destination.

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A multi-benefit hair protection product like Redken One United will help guard your hair from sun damage, and more.

Step 2: Fun in the sun. (Just not too much sun.)


Mom always said to pack extra sunscreen, but UVA and UVB rays harm your hair, too. Hats are trending this year, so if you’re dying to show off your brand-new lid, by all means, rock the look; however, if you want to give your 'do a day in the sun, sun-block your locks with a UV-protection serum like Redken Pillow Proof Express Primer Spray or Redken One United Multi-Benefit Hair Treatment Spray.


Step 3: Prepare your flow for H2O


Let’s talk water. Will it be soft or hard? Salty or fresh? Should you prepare for chlorine? What dampens your hair shouldn’t dampen your style. Plan and pack the proper products. Consider a clarifying shampoo like Paul Mitchell Shampoo Two to remove build-up and strengthen your hair, and always remember to condition and detangle after cleansing to restore pH levels and keep your hair soft, shiny, and manageable. We recommend using Paul Mitchell The Detangler and Paul Mitchell Tea Tree Special Conditioner for super results.


Step 4: Cut the baggage. Carry on style.


Want to travel at a good clip? Ditch the dryer, shrink the bottles, and maximize your luggage space. Does your destination have a dryer? If so, leave that behind and tote what they don’t. Gotta have your gadgets? Travel-friendly tool kits are great for on-the-go styling, but don’t forget to prep and protect. Redken Iron Shape 11 shields and seals, protecting hair from harmful heat. Oh, and an added bonus? It smells great.

Curtail carry-on fees and make space for some souvenirs and swag with travel-sized versions from your favorite brands. Supercuts carries a wide variety of travel-friendly professional products, so if you’re looking for a miniature version of your signature stuff, we likely have some in-store. If your favorite product isn’t available in anything under 3.4 ounces, pick up a travel-friendly bottle set and put your favorite essentials in there. You’ll comply with TSA guidelines for a smooth-moving security check all while not having to go without your favorite products.


Step 5: A pre-trip trip to Supercuts


Prep for your getaway with a trip to your local Supercuts. Put your best look forward with a fresh trim and stock up on all the right travel products. And be sure to ask your stylist for personalized tips and tricks, customized to your hair’s preferred look, type, and style. Happy travels!

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