Thursday, July 28, 2011

Hair Color Wednesday!! Corrective Color: Dark Brown To Light Golden Blonde

One segment we have gotten away from that we promise to bring back is Hair Color Wednesday.

It's back!!

So... what the hell is it? It is everything hair color all day every wednesday. That's Formulas, Correction Ideas, Trends and anything else that relates to hair color for hairstylists and enthusiasts.

What better way to kick off this Hair Color Wednesday than a corrective hair color formula?

Well that is exactly what your getting :)

Here it goes......

This is where we started:

This is where we finished!:




The first step is to breathe! Really taking someone to a darkest brown to any color is not as stressful as you think. 

When doing this we need to understand that color affects color and creates an effect to color. Think about that for a second...........

Ok got it......? GOOD, lets move on.

Now with that said we can begin to understand that we do not need to change her entire hair color, we only need to enhance it. Enhance it A LOT, YES! But enhance not change. Why? because we can use that dark color that is in her hair already to create a beautiful depth and shadowing effect that will help to bring out the light pieces a lot more.

So.... what do I mean? In simple terms..... tons and tons and tons of highlights. 

However, before we can do that we MUST do a clarifying based treatment. Get all the crap we don't want in the hair, out! My recommendation: Malibu treatment or Pre Art Treatment from Redken

Step 2: Cut the aluminum foil!

Starting in the back, section the hair down from the crown to center back and from the crown to the top of the ear on each side. Begin to go through and create as many small weaved highlights as possible. My suggestion would be to never skip a section to just weave every section. Do the entire back sections increasing in strength of developer as you begin to move up to the the crown.

In between the foils apply a demi-based hair color 7 level gold from roots to ends through the entire hair.

Allow the entire back to finish processing (your goal is a level 8 Yellow Orange if applicable).

Shampoo and condition. Bring back to chair and blow dry the hair completely.

NOW DO THE FRONT. Dividing the hair into 3 sections. A mo-hwak section from the parting and the two side sections. Repeat the same coloring process including the color in between the foils and through the ends. Completely finishing the front. Allow hair to process (your goal is a level 8 Yellow Orange if applicable).

This is the most important part of your color processes. The glazing. I highly recommend you test strand your formula to conclude an accurate result. If you reach an Orange to Orange with a little Yellow, I am going to recommend to test with a Green/Yellow Base and a Blue/Gray Base. Chances our these are your best bets to maximize gold (yellow) and control unwanted reds and oranges.

Once your test is complete Glaze the entire head with your formula. 
*** You may want to consider using a lighter version of your formula on your ends if the hair is porous or extremely long. 

Glazing may also be a two application processes. If you feel you would like to see added control or richness you always have the option to glaze a second time.*** In this case we did not!
*** I would recommend using a level to two levels lighter on your second glaze for increased tone with minimal saturation. 

Once that is finished you are DONE!!!!

Hope you enjoyed... see you next week!!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Lady Gaga is using Rogain?

Is Lady Gaga turning to Rogaine to get hair back? That's what a recent report in The Sun suggests.
"Over the years Lady Gaga has put her locks under a lot of stress," a source told The Sun. "She's poured so much chemicals over them that it's damaged her follicles. She's hoping by using Rogaine, she can repair some of the harm."

I find it hard to believe that this is true but anything is possible and figured it would be fun to blog the excerpt.

What do you think? 

Monday, July 25, 2011

3 Easy Summer Hairstyles To Fight The Heat

Are you sick of the heat!!?

Hate it so much you want to cut your hair?

Well don't!!!!

Here are three fun and easy styles to get your hair out of your way and keep you cool.

The Unicorn: Ladies with long locks can attempt this up-front topknot. To get the look, pull hair into a high ponytail, just above the forehead. Twist the ponytail, then coil it into a bun and pin. Be generous with hairspray

MY THOUGHTS: I love this. I think its simple, chic and super modern. Perfect for those of you who have a grungy style but are still really into their looks! Hairstylist: this is super easy and super fun to show your clients an easy way to keep "cool!"


Sunday, July 24, 2011

Interesting Article On The Trends of Hairstyles & Relaxers

This was a really interesting article that discussed a shift in the culture of relaxers in relationship to desired hairstyles and how the "trend" of relaxing hair is beginning to slow down.

I think its a cool thing to embrace your natural texture. The ability for change is always there and of course we often love what we don't have, but what we have is great! Embrace It!!

But as women are becoming more conscious of not just what they put in their bodies, but what they put on their bodies, that trend is beginning to change. While relaxers remain popular, women also are returning to their “roots” and wearing their hair in a variety of different styles that don’t require chemical treatments.
According to Expressions: Eco Salon For All Ethnicities owner Blase (no last name provided) in Little Falls, this shift is mostly occurring among college- and middle-aged women who have become more aware of the harmful chemicals that are used in relaxers.
Women tired of dealing with those harsh chemicals are choosing to let their hair return to its original state so that they can make their hair healthier and embrace its natural beauty.
“We understand that our natural hair is beautiful,” Blase said.

READ ON.....

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Apparently Shampoo Can Make You Fat? Chemical Calories!?

A new study has found that the reason most of us are unable to shed the fat in our body, is because of the chemical calories" present in beauty products such as shampoo, body lotions and soap that we use. 

Doctors at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York claim that phthalates, chemical ingredients in 70 per cent of cosmetics as well as many household cleaning products, are responsible for throwing the body's natural weight control system, a delicate balance of hormones, off kilter.

The researchers suggested that once exposed to phthalates through daily use of such beauty products, the chances of childhood obesity and weight problems in adults become high.

The researchers meted out the study on girls living in the inner city area of East Harlem, by measuring their exposure to phthalates and analysing the children's urine.

"The heaviest girls have the highest levels of phthalates in their urine," the Daily Mail quoted Professor Philip Landrigan, a paediatrician and the study author, as saying.

"It goes up as the children get heavier, but it's most evident in the heaviest kids," he added.

Another substance, Bisphenol-A (BPA), also present in containers and bottles, has also been found to provide "chemical calories".

It's the fact they are absorbed into the body that causes most concern. Billed as "endocrine disruptors", they are known to affect the glands and hormones that regulate numerous bodily functions.

According to Zoe Harcombe, nutritionist and author of the Obesity Epidemic, even the slightest disruption to hormone levels "is very bad news" for someone trying to lose weight.

"In men, phthalates and other chemicals have an anti-testosterone capacity that has been linked to obesity," she said.

"In women they mess up our basic genetic hormone balance so that you get disruptions similar to those that might occur during the menopause or at puberty," she added.

Amy Winehouse Dead at 27

I am sad to write that Amy Winehouse was announced dead at the age of 27.

Police confirmed that a 27-year-old female was pronounced dead at the home in Camden Square northern London; the cause of death was not immediately known. London Ambulance Services said Winehouse had died before the two ambulance crews it sent arrived at the scene.

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Our blog is a hair stylist based blog and we love to blog and write about all things hair, so in my opinion this article will relate. Amy Winehouse as self destructive as she was; was undoubtably an inspiration to music and fashion. 

I often write about how music inspires fashion and fashion inspires music and how the cycle repeats itself. However, sometimes we get those rare people who just inspire it all, and bring an attitude about it. That's what Amy Winehouse did.

She catapulted a movement of something old with a lot of something new. She took an era that was rough and gritty and full of energy in its own right and brought that world to our time and made it that much more bad ass!

So I am happy to write this blog in relationship to all those interested and inspired in the world of hair! Unfortunately the motive of this article is to bring the message of bad news, however, there is always the opportunity to gain inspiration and carry on the energy of those who pass on!

So hair lovers, and in turn must assume fashion and music lovers alike, I say we say goodbye to an inspirational force and enter the embrace of an inspirational icon.

Music is wonderful!!

Friday, July 22, 2011

What do you think of Robert Pattinson's Hair?

He showed off a new style at Comic Con. What do you think?

A new trend? A look for a role? or is it just his personal style?

Not quite sure and not quite sure how I feel about it....

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Congraulations Sarah Sheahan You Are The Winner!!!

Sarah Sheahan won the Coryn Apron from SophiaGrace Aprons 

Just send a message to SophiaGrace Aprons facebook and let them know your size and where to send your prize!! Thank you to all of those who participated and THANK YOU!!! SOPHIAGRACE ♥

If you didn't win don't be sad :( ...... Be glad :) The next contest is right around the corner and the prize is going to be a good one!!!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

An Easy Summer Wedding Hairstyle! New Step by Step Video

Check out this step by step video on how to create an easy summer wedding hairstyle.

If your looking to improve your up do skills or looking for a perfect summer style for yourself this one is great! Its perfect for weddings, going out for the night or even just a nice polished look to change it up.

The whole style uses knots to create the foundation so its super fast and easy to do yourself! Let us know what you think!!!