Black Tie Colorado Magazine Article.

Rock n’ roller turned hairstylist Richard Morrill long ago traded a guitar for a pair of scissors when he opted out of the fledgling band Korn to enroll in beauty school – not exactly a logical career path.

“When I found out James Brown was a hair dresser, I figured if he can do it I can do it,” said Morrill, owner of Modefi salon in Jefferson County. “I have great admiration for James Brown.”

His rock n’ roll roots helped him grow a business working with roots on the heads of famous faces. But when one of his three sons was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, he moved his family and salon to Littleton due to the area’s strong reputation for diabetes treatment.

“Hollywood is in your heart, it doesn’t have to be under your feet,” Morrill said. He opened a 300-square-foot salon, and business blew out the small space. Morrill recently relocated his business to 8174 S. Kipling Parkway, a space four times the size of his former salon.

The public is invited to the grand opening celebration from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, where guests will receive a complimentary sample of one of Morrill’s new hair-care products specifically formulated for Denver’s dry climate

Here are a few tips for colorado hair:


Oily hair is a drag, but dry hair is no picnic, either. Dry hair is dull hair, and it looks the same after you wash it as it did before. Everyone has bad hair days, but with dry hair you may have those days more often than not.

Along with dry hair, you may also have a dandruff problem. Although it's more often a condition associated with oily hair, people with dry hair get dandruff, too. Common dandruff is simply a layer of skin shedding from your scalp. When the skin cells get trapped on your scalp by your hair and clump together, you have dandruff. And dandruff can make your hair look dull.

Dry hair can result from external factors, such as exposure to harsh chemicals, or from internal causes, such as an illness. These are the primary external factors for those lackluster locks:

  • Harsh shampoo
  • Shampooing too often
  • Hair dye
  • Hair perms
  • Chlorine in swimming pools and hot tubs
  • Overuse of the blow dryer or curling iron
  • Too much exposure to sun and wind
  • High mineral content in local water supplies

External factors are easy to remedy. You just need to be careful about how you treat your hair, cutting back on activities that cause it to become dry. Switch products. Wear a cap when swimming. Cover your head when you're outside in the sun for prolonged periods. And use the kitchen cures in this profile.

Internal factors, though, don't have quite such a quick fix. Internal factors that cause dry hair include:


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