The Ranch Review - eNewsletter
August/September 2019


Beauty Repair for Summer Hair

Sunshine, pool time and summer fun are wonderful seasonal indulgences, but not so much for your hair. The unfortunate circumstance is that hair is exposed to intense sunlight, heat, humidity, chlorine and salt water. All of these elements can diminish luster in your locks. The sun’s rays can damage the cuticle of the hair, which will cause dryness and color fading. Chlorine and salt water strip away the natural oils, which leaves the hair at risk for damage and breakage. Wind can also lead to damage, creating tangles and causing more hair breakage. Lead hair stylist at The Ranch Fitness Center & Spa, Ashley Powell, sheds some light on how to tame your summer tresses.

  1. What is the biggest problem you see with your clients when it comes to summer hair stress?

Ashley:  “Dry, brittle hair that has been subjected to sun and chlorine. In addition to the damage that these summer elements cause, over exposure also leads to color fading”.

  1. What treatment could you provide to someone in need of beauty repair for his or her hair?

Ashley: “We use a great product called Olaplex. This super hydrating conditioner actually repairs the broken hair bonds that we know as ‘damaged hair’. I have had great success in helping my clients restore the natural luster and shine. This helps to un-do the summer hair stressors”.

  1. What beauty boosting tips can you share to ward off some of these summer elements?

Ashley: “Prior to spending time at the pool or the beach, I always advise my clients to wet their hair with water that is chlorine and salt free, towel it dry and then apply a generous amount of hair conditioner. Hair is similar to a sponge; it will soak up what you put on it. Therefore; by applying the conditioner you fill the hair shaft with hydration and help to keep out the salt and chlorine”.















Linda Denno, Personal Trainer at The Ranch Fitness Center & Spa.Chyna Rose

Chyna Rose came to Ocala from Johnson City, Tennessee. She joined The Ranch Fitness Center and Spa as a very qualified Massage Therapist. Her massage specialties include: Deep Tissue, Hot Stone, Swedish as well as Therapeutic Body Wraps and Body Scrubs. Book your appointment today at the Ranch with Chyna Rose and spend some time in a relaxing environment that takes you away from your everyday routine.

Kathleen Bushey, Hair Stylist at The Ranch Fitness Center & Spa.Doug Oxley

The Ranch would like to extend a warm welcome to Doug Oxley our newest certified personal trainer. Doug has been described by many of his clients as a “fitness therapist” due to his unique blend of skills and techniques. Doug is a licensed neuromuscular therapist as well as a certified personal trainer. He believes that his success as a trainer stems from his passion for helping to improve the health and quality of life of his clients. Doug brings many years of experience to his position at The Ranch Fitness Center & Spa. He specializes in pressure point and range of motion techniques to manipulate soft tissues into an appropriate tonal state. These techniques influence muscle and connective tissue to either soften, tighten, strengthen or lengthen. This training process helps to bring the body back into a state of balance, profoundly improving posture, balance and motor function.

Doug’s formula is beneficial for clients with corrective needs as well as those seeking to maximize their fitness potential. Doug prides himself in helping his clients with weight loss, muscle gain, pain management, postural correction and improved flexibility. He has seen many of his clients go from “pain to performance.” In addition to his neuromuscular therapy and personal training, Doug is highly credentialed with specialized training in corrective exercises, senior fitness, performance enhancement and weight loss. Feel free to stop by or call The Ranch Fitness Center & Spa to chat with Doug about your fitness goals. We are very fortunate to have Doug on the fitness team!


Rus Adams, Facility Director
Cammy Dennis, Director of Fitness Programming

8385 SW 80th Street • Ocala, FL 34481

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