The strand blog

the strand

the inside scoop on amika:
brooklyn lifestyle, all things hair.
debunking product myths +
serving look inspo, one strand at a time.

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Naeemah LaFond: what’s in my New York Fashion Week hair kit?

As New York Fashion Week comes to a close, we’re taking the time to bask in all the amazing looks that have graced the runways....read more

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3 date night hairstyles: Valentine's Day edition

As Valentine’s day rapidly approaches, we can’t help but gush about how much we love all our friends (aka you fine people). Whether you’re celebrating...read more

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A-train: 7 steps to a voluminous hair look

Welcome to A-train tutorials, an educational monthly series (inspired by a true hub for all New Yorkers…the subway) where we’ll share different hair tutorials using...read more

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hair diaries: Natalie’s healthy hair routine/how to maintain healthy hair

Humble brag moment: We have 10 unique hair care collections (and counting) to ensure we are all encompassing when it comes to different hairy types,...read more

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how to use amika holiday giftsets: party edition

It’s officially December which means we have less than a month to finish up our holiday shopping (we know…try not to panic). Luckily, you still...read more

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holiday party hair looks: top gloss edition

When we think of holiday party looks, two words come to mind: glitz and glam. We’re talkin’ shine, sparkles, and diamonds galore – this could...read more

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amika’s gift guide

We know we sound like a broken record, but we truly can’t believe it’s already November. That means holiday shopping is in full swing (or...read more

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halloween hair looks: amika edition

It’s late October which only means one thing: Halloween costume countdown is upon us.  As excited as we are to make up for last year’s...read more

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how to choose the right hair mask for you

When asked what a face mask is, what comes to mind? A spa night with your friends? Maybe a set of cucumber-adorned eyes and a...read more

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the hair mask you’re bound to bond with

PSA: the kure repair mask has gotten a glow up. For those of you who aren’t familiar with this holy grail product, allow us to...read more

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4 steps to helping your blonde, silver, and gray hair recover from summer damage

Let’s be honest, no two haircare routines are the same. They’re customizable, unique, and curated for each hair type, texture, and style-- that’s the beauty...read more

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how to deeply moisturize your curls, coils + kinks 

Welcome to our curly hair routine series!    Curls, coils, and kinks au naturel can sometimes be hard to navigate. Textured hair needs 4 main things to...read more

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