Scoop on Goop

It is worth noting before we try to dig into the what and why of products for your hair to start by letting you know that products intended to cleanse or beautify are generally regulated as cosmetics.  These products and their ingredients are not subject to FDA premarket approval.


Recently there seems to be more and more consumer action to become hyperaware of the chemicals that make up personal hygiene products. Calling attention to one of the most popular ingredients in shampoo, sulfates. There has also been an unfounded rumor that sulfates are cancer causing has been floating around for decades. The fact is that sulfates in shampoos are at a low concentration and most doctors and health agencies view sulfates in shampoos as safe. Sulfates are used as a cleansing agent and offer lathering properties. There are many compositions of sulfates with varying levels of concentration. If you suffer from eczema or allergies you may be sensitive to sulfates and should explore shampoos that use alternative cleansing agents.


Many of you ask, “Do I really need to use a conditioner?”.

It’s probably best to start by explaining what a conditioner does.

Under a microscope hair strands are flaky looking. Ingredients in hair conditioners are positively charged to attract to the deficient, flaky hair strands. By supplying this energy, your hair strands are stronger and have more elasticity to support finishing products and your desired hairstyle.


Crème, Paste, Pomade, Clay, Gel, Mousse……… to decide.

Well, it is not easy. But rest assured that your stylist uses a vast array of finishing products every day. It is through this use and knowledge of hair types and textures that their recommendations for your finishing products are substantiated. There are many different ingredients used in finishing products to help hold your hair in place. You will typically find polymers in gels and mousses. These are usually in a liquid form and harden when they are exposed to the air. Polymers offer strong holding power but when the bonds are broken so is your hairstyle. Crèmes are typically used to give soft hold and you will often find dimethicone, or a derivative of, in them to smooth the hair strand.

Pastes, pomades and clays are in the same class but all have different finishes on different hair types. The main thing to keep in mind is: petroleum or water based. Petroleum based products give amazing hold but need to be removed with a shampoo designed to dissolve and lift them from the hair. Water based products can be broken down and lifted away from the hair strand with out the assistance of a shampoo and therefore will not build up on the hair.


It is also necessary to discuss diversion in the hair industry. Beware when you see professional hair products in discount or mass marking venues. You may not be getting what you believe to be a higher level hair care products. Consumer Affairs has sited many occasions when professional hair care products being sold by mass marketers were out of date, missing batch codes and counterfeit. Many times the products were also being sold at a higher price than suggested by the manufacturer in a salon.


The definition of integrity is: adherence to moral and ethical principles; soundness of moral character; honesty. Why guess or take chances in deciding what to use on your hair and scalp. Trust your stylist and honor their recommendations as your hair care expert and partner in your personal grooming.


Stay tuned for “Scoop on Goop, part 2, Skincare”


Can you be more flexible?

Modern Male is proud to be offering our Muscular Mobility Massage. This massage is targeted to increase mobility and flexibility in the body by stretching muscular groups to release negative energy and open those muscles to build overall strength.

This process will not only build overall strength and flexibility, but it will lessen the possibility of injury. When the muscles become overworked, they hold on to negative energy, building an imbalance in your overall body functioning.

While designed for athletes, you do not have to be an athlete to reap the…

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Want more flexibility?

Introducing Modern Male’s newest massage therapy treatment: Muscular Mobility Massage. We are very excited to release this to you and are offering an introductory session at half off!

Your initial muscular mobility massage must be 90 minutes for our therapist to assess your body and all muscle groups. Then our therapists can put a program together for your individual needs as well as help you to reach your goals.

Whether it is to improve your golf drive, tennis swing, competition time, or flexibility, our therapist will design a program that will…

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Tips and Tricks: Styling Techniques

Two simple tools that you probably already have are a comb and a blow dryer.  As shown in the picture, put the concentrator attachment on the end of your blow dryer to control where the air flow hits the hair. Jason, our stylist, prefers to use a comb rather than a brush for this style and many others because most brushes grab too much hair and are harder to control. Using a comb will allow maximum air flow and provide more ease of controlling where you want the hair…

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Team Member Spotlight

Modern Male is thrilled to officially welcome Jason as the newest addition to our team! Jason brings years of experience, from working in salons behind the chair to teaching aspiring young hairstylists. After growing up in Santa Monica, CA, he attended the prestigious Vidal Sassoon Academy and became an instructor of hair design at the Paul Mitchel Academy. Jason has a gift of assisting clients in discovering what look is best suited for them and their lifestyle. Many times this process involves transitioning into the final look by building…

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Classic meets Modern

Our spring hair trends continue by bringing a professional edge to classic lines. Our Master Designer, Jason Schaible, was inspired with the likes of James Dean from the past and Jon Hamm who plays Madmen’s Don Draper from the present. As the weather continues to heat up in Central Ohio, Jason noticed many clients wanting to let go of their winter coat. With that in mind, he sculpted our model’s hair to bring a masculine and modern yet vintage shape. We kept the beard intact but provided a fade around the…

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Join us at the new Bridge Park’s First Happy Hour!

Mesh Fitness and Bridge Park are hosting “Share The Love, Dublin’s Bridge Park’s First Happy Hour.” This is a free event and open to the public, (21 and over). All proceeds go to support local charities including the Heinzerling Foundation, Welcome Warehouse, Dublin Food Pantry, NC4K, Dublin Civic Foundation, and The Childhood League Center.

Modern Male is proud to be participating in this charity event. Stop by for special refreshments and receive a free sample of our new Muscular Mobility Massage treatment in our Massage Zone!

May 5th, 2017

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Let it Go

Let it go! This is not a new years resolution; it is our spring trend theme! Last year we noticed a lot of ‘ideas’ of what our clients wanted their hair to look like, which resulted in waiting for their hair to grow, not knowing how to deal with it in the process, and a vague picture of how it would look in the long run. We say “Let it Go” and live for the now! In the pictures above Charles was in that game of let’s grow it…

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How it’s done.

We have spent that last two newsletters talking about 2017 hair trends and embracing the spirit of “Let It Go.” Now we are going to share with you how it’s done. The spring trend cut showcased previously is extremely versatile. The trick is using the right products and getting adventurous in how you use them.


We sometimes hear comments such as “my hair never looks as great at home as when you do it.” To achieve a salon level style, start with the right shampoo. For Charles, the client featured in…

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Spotlight: Team Member of the Month

Khun, nicknamed Kam, is celebrating his first year at Modern Male! When he came to Modern Male his vision was “to be the best.” One year later, he is definitely proving his talent and is on his way to being, if not already, one of the best men’s hair stylists in Columbus.


Khun’s philosophy on men’s hair is to have fun and enjoy the moment. He builds on the energy of being in sync with everyone that sits in his chair. He strives to develop a friendship that allows his client’s guard drop and pretenses…

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