What Is A Bouncy Blowout, and How Can You Start Perfecting It At Home?

The trend that broke the internet… We are sure you’ve seen this 90’s style all over social media platforms with voluminous curls and curtain bangs. This look is inspired by Farrah Fawcett and can be easily recreated at home using a blow-dry brush and some velcro rollers!

Product and Tools Needed To Create This Look

Steps To Creating The Bouncy Blowout

Step 1:

Gently comb and detangle your freshly washed hair. If you want the best results, spray your hair with a leave-in conditioner and work your way up as you detangle. One of our favorites is Matrix Miracle Creator leave-in! Using this product will help you detangle while conditioning your hair and priming for your style while also smoothing the cuticle to prevent breakage from brushing. 

Step 2:

Spray in a blowout primer, and rough blow dry or air dry your hair 80% of the way.This product lays down an excellent foundation for your style to last all day and be protected from heat damage.

Step 3:

Keep your sections small and clean! Take your Amika Blow Dry Brush 2.0, start from your root and work thoroughly down the hair. Keep it elevated above your head with tension. As you work your way down, start turning your blow dryer towards the face to create a curl effect. After the section is dry, place velcro rollers at the end of the strand and roll up towards your root. Lastly, secure with crease-less clip and allow to fully cool.

Step 4:

Spray a light finishing spray while still in the rollers to keep them in the form! Once they have sat and cooled for a while, take them out carefully and run your fingers or a wide-tooth comb through the curls. We like to use a dry texture spray when finished to help hold the volume throughout the day.

Practice Makes Perfect

We hope these steps will help you all learn how to create this just left the salon bouncy blowout look at home! It may seem intimidating at first, but we promise practice makes perfect, and it will soon be your favorite style. If you have any questions on what kind of products or tools you should use, please come into any of our locations and feel free to ask! You may also check out the video below and watch how one of our stylists created this look.

Lash Tint and Lift


With summer right around the corner, we are always looking for ways we can cut time on getting ready. One great way is to have one of our stylists here at M.J. Capelli perform our Lash Lift and Tint service on you!

What is a Lash Lift and Tint you ask? A Lash Lift is a chemical process, much like a perm, that is used to change the structure and texture of the lashes. It’s customizable depending on the size and lift that you desire. Adding a lash tint as well can make it look like you have mascara on without any of the hassle!

Anyone who wishes to add more curl to their pre-existing lashes and who love a more trouble free natural look, this is for you! It’s a quick service in the salon and you will love the low-maintenance in the morning or when you are relaxing at the lake. Perfect for those who have a sensitivity to strip lashes and the adhesive.

Lash Lifts need to be performed every 6-8 weeks to stay looking great! Let us know if we can get you in soon. Let’s get you booked at one of our multiple locations in town so you can start loving your new lashes!

Tips For Avoiding Heat Damage

We all love to change up our hair with some beautiful curls or straightening it for a sleek look, but as we all know, heat styling isn’t the best for our hair. We completely understand that you won’t just throw out your heat styling tools to help save your hair, but we will give you some tips to help reduce the overall damage heat causes!

Sometimes it’s best just to skip a day. If you don’t need to style your hair for the day, then don’t! Giving it a break, even just a few days a week will help lower the damage and look so much healthier! Avoiding the heat styling tools as much as possible is a great start.

Helpful hint here! When you are using any kind of a heat styling tool, ALWAYS use a heat thermal spray to help protect your hair! Personally we love Aquage Beyond Body spray and EiMi Thermal Image spray.

Depending on your hair texture, you need to adjust the temperature of your tool. If you have thick and coarse hair, you can use a higher heat. But work your way up to a higher heat so you don’t burn your hair! If you have thinner, more fine hair, you do not need to use a lot of heat to get the look you desire. Smaller sections can help you style quicker, even with less heat!

Another way you can help with damage is hydrating your hair with treatments. Heat dehydrates your hair so when using heat styling tools, try using a conditioning treatment before and/or after to keep it from drying out!

These few tips will get you on the way to better hair! While we know it is hard to avoid using your favorite heat styling tool, these few steps can help avoid the damage it brings.

Milbon Repair Treatment


Healthy looking hair is always the goal, right? This can be hard to achieve at times as most of us know. One way we can help out our hair is by doing treatments to give back nutrients that the hair is lacking. M.J. Capelli has recently brought on a new product line called Milbon! They carry life changing treatments that we think you will love! Today we will be talking about Milbon’s Repair Collection!

This repair treatment is ideal for damaged, over-processed hair. Milbon prides itself on what they call “Instant Gratification,” meaning you can see the incredible results after just the first treatment! It’s considered a deep conditioning service designed specifically to rebuild and strengthen the inside and outside of the hair strand. It uses silk and protein to restore the hair’s integrity and shine. With a take-home booster included in your service, you can enjoy long lasting results for up to five weeks.


Included here is a wonderful before and after. Look at that amazing difference! Start on your journey to healthier hair and book a Milbon treatment. You will love the long lasting results! Check out our website to find a location near you!

Benefits of Conditioning Treatments

At M.J. Capelli, our stylists use only the best products to provide you with an amazing experience when you visit us. We always want to be sure we are taking the extra steps to protect and take care of your hair. One way we love to give your hair some extra love is with hair masks and conditioning services. Read on to learn about the amazing benefits of adding a conditioning product to your routine!

At some point we’ve all thought our hair feels a bit dry, and considering our climate that is a very normal feeling. Many things can cause dry hair and everyone has had to deal with it. Introducing a quick mask into your daily routine has so many added benefits, whether you pick up a product while you are getting one of our wonderful services done or add on a conditioning service while you are getting pampered. You will surely notice a difference!

As many of us love to color our hair, sometimes it can be a bit damaging. Your hair gets stripped of its natural moisture and oils when we color and lighten it so it’s super important to treat it! Your hair will also go through damage from other elements such as everyday wear like brushing and regular washing. Heat styling as well can weaken the hair strand and cause damage and breakage. Conditioning services and take home hair masks will help add back hydration, nourishment, moisture, and shine back into your hair.

If you wish to strengthen and add moisture back into your hair, come visit us at one of our five MJ Capelli locations in the Fargo/Moorhead area! We would love to help you on your hair journey and leave you feeling and looking as good as we can. We have so many incredible options to suit your busy lifestyles and can’t wait to help you give your hair some love!

At Home How-To’s: Pull Through Ponytail

With summer almost here, why not show you some quick and easy styles you can wear even at the lake or dress up and wear to a wedding or date night! This will be the first in a blog series of quick at home styles you can whip up in no time! They work for all hair types and can be modified to suit your hair.

For this style you will need a curling iron of your choice, with a thermal heat spray of course! You also will need some hair clips, a few hair ties and some hairspray. A cute accessory is also optional.

Step 1: Use a thermal heat spray (Wella-Thermal Image) on your hair before curling. Then spray with a hairspray of your choice (Aluram Finishing Spray) and brush out curls.

Step 2: Section out the front two sections of hair vertically from the ear forward.

Step 3: Pull all of the remaining hair in the back into a low ponytail. Tie off with a hair tie.

Step 4: Take the front two sections one at a time and twist them away from the face. Pull them apart and tie them together at the back of the head, just above the previous ponytail. Make sure to leave a little slack. Feel free to leave out some face framing pieces in the front!

Step 5: Take those two sections between your pointer and thumb fingers and twist it to the side. Pull the low ponytail through that loop you just made and pull the sections tight!

Step 6: Spray with hairspray to finish the style and feel free to add a cute accessory!

Hope you loved this quick, cute style! Stay tuned for another At Home How-To!

The “Stevie” Haircut, A Mega Textured Look

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This season is all about lived in, textured looks and we are loving it!

Modern shags and layered haircuts are all the rage right now, and we have a specialty haircut available that fits right in with the trend! It is called the “Stevie” and it is perfect for anyone looking for a lightweight style that moves freely and has a ton of texture! Whether you have short hair or long hair, this cut will accentuate all your best features and give you a style that is easy to maintain and work with! This style is one that can be worn either straight or curly, so the options are endless!

All of our stylists, across all our salons, are trained in this new haircutting technique and they are ready to transform your look! Visit one of our 5 F-M locations today!

Precision Haircuts

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“The mission of M.J. Capelli Family Hair Salons is to provide exceptional hair services to entire families. We do this by educating professional hair stylists to a skill level that fulfills their passion for creative hair artistry.”

As our mission statement says, we believe that educating our stylists is one of the most important things we do. We are always learning and growing as a team to provide the best service possible to all of our guests.

Our stylists understand that the haircut is the foundation of every service we provide. We begin educating our staff on advanced haircutting techniques and skills on day one, the moment they join our team. We make helping them grow their skills a top priority. It is because of this that you can feel confident that you are getting a precision haircut when you step into one of our salons.

We offer cuts for every member of your family. Our service menu is complete with women’s, men’s, and kid’s haircuts. We also offer stylists trained in specialty haircut services, such as our M.J. Capelli Curly Cut, at each location.

One of our talented stylists will give you the cut of your dreams, and from there the sky’s the limit. What’s next? The color of your dreams? The perfect perm? Whatever your looking for, M.J. Capelli has you covered! Visit one of our 5 Fargo-Moorhead salons today!

M.J. Capelli Curly Cut

At M.J. Capelli, we offer seperate haircutting services catered to your unique texture!

What you can expect during your appointment: When you come in for your cut, your stylist will consult with you and assess your hair based on it’s current health, length, and desired shape. Your stylist will educate you on the ”low to no shampoo” lifestyle, and how to properly hydrate and style your hair. All haircutting will take place while your hair is 100% dry. Each curl will be cut individually to length that not only complements the curl, but also the shape and style desired. Before leaving, your stylist will teach you how to care for your hair, what types of products to use, and will recommend a care and cut routine suited for your needs.

How to best prepare your hair for your cut: The following steps are crucial to getting the best cut possible. To work with your hair, we need to see your curl pattern, and how you style your curls. Do not come with slept on, or second day hair.

  1. Wash your hair with your favorite products or method. After washing, leave your hair very wet. Do not brush your hair or detangle yet.
  2. Apply your favorite styling products.
  3. Use your hand to rake the ends of your hair to detangle, and then scrunch well.
  4. Air dry or diffuse- whichever is your typical method.
  • If you air-dry, make sure you start early enough so that your hair is 100% dry before arriving at the salon.

Avoid tucking your hair behind your ears or using clips, ponytails, barrettes, brushes, braids, curling irons, or flat-irons on your hair as this will impede our ability to assess your hair’s natural texture and curl pattern.

Please note that if the hair needs a complete cleansing and re-styling before and after the haircut, and additional charge will be applied to compensate for the extra time required if it’s available, or you may need to be rescheduled. To avoid this please follow our steps for hair cut preparation.