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"The Boys" are Robert Austin and Kevin Borfitz. Our blog is about transforming tourists into travelers using our experiences on the road.

Pro Hair Products: Are They Worth It?

It’s no secret that there are a lot of hair care products on the market. The long rows of shelves at your local store can make for a dizzying experience when looking for the best product at the best price. The question is, how do you know what’s best for you and your specific hair type, texture and condition? And, why would you opt for more expensive pro products from a salon when you can find plenty of “soap in a bottle” for less? Continue reading

Announcing the new KB Hair Design Studio

I’m thrilled to announce the opening of my own studio, KB Hair Design Studio, on June 6, 2016!

As you know, I’ve moved twice in the last 16 months, but it’s clear to me now that I belong in my own space. I hope that, once again, for the last time, you will come along with me. I know that after a rough year, it’s a lot to ask of you. This salon is mine and mine alone, so it’s a great opportunity for both of us. Continue reading

Don’t Suffer in Silence: How to Leave Your Hairdresser

This week’s post is a guest post. I hesitated letting my husband write about this topic because…well…my own clients read this blog. Why tell them how to leave me? Then, I realized I only want my clients to be happy and I work hard to make them happy. So, here it is: how to leave your hairdresser.

–Kevin

–by Robert Austin

When my husband, Kevin Borfitz, and I were first dating, I was incredibly embarrassed when he gave his business card to random women he’d just met. We hadn’t been dating long, so I hadn’t yet grasped the full extent of his amazing ability to talk to strangers. I also hadn’t yet realized just how much he loves being a stylist and being creative. To me, handing the card over said, “Your hair is awful and you should come see me right away.” I often wondered if these women felt as horrified as I did by the bold gesture. Continue reading

Three Things to Know About That Celebrity Haircut You Want

red carpetLet me be clear from the start: I want you to bring me that red carpet photo of the celebrity whose hairstyle you love and want. Bring multiple photos if you can. In fact, they don’t even have to be of the same celebrity or runway model. Do you like the bangs in one style but the color in another? Bring both photos and we’ll talk about creating what will work for your hair, your face and your lifestyle.

But first, keep these three things in mind: Continue reading

A Matter of Inches

“Just take two inches off”

Here’s where people begin to hate their haircut. Let’s talk about this.

V2HairDresserOneInchFirst, I’m a man — a gay man, but a man. We all know men and women don’t see inches the same way.

Second, an inch off your hair as it hangs in front looks very different than an inch taken when it’s pulled back. Continue reading