Radiant redheads exclaim, “Red hair don’t care!” There are a lot of red hair colors and it certainly doesn’t have to be Fall to think about changing one’s hair color to red. The great thing about red hair color is that there are so many different shades of red hair color that anyone, that’s right, anyone can wear red hair color! It just depends on the shade and the depth of the red hair color. Let’s dive in a little deeper to what I’m talking about.
I know that y’all get sick of me talking about skin tone. But hey, when it comes to hair color it is important. Let’s say you have an olive complexion. It is probably best to stick with a more purple or richer red. Here are a couple of photos of clients that have just that. This is my friend Rose and although she normally wears blue hair, I at one point talked her into changing it to red. It didn’t last long because she got too many cat calls. I realize that most people don’t wear this bright of hair so stay tuned for more.
Here is a before and after of a radiant redhead who has an olive complexion and been a couple of different colors and really likes red hair color. What is nice about this photo is that you can see how her hair is very dark naturally and how both her base and a couple streaks are added for dimension. She has a ton of hair.
Check out this brown red; so pretty, so radiant!
Moving along to check out radiant redheads with fair skin tones and therefore more gold in the hair color.
Notice how her skin and eyes are lighter than the previous radiant redheads. She looks great! She could even add a couple blonde highlights for a strawberry blonde effect in the summer or just leave it as is.
If you are interested in becoming a radiant redhead or just reading a little more about hair color in general here is a couple more links to hair color blogs http://www.studio229.net/best-balayage-hair-color/
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Corrective Hair Color
Corrective Hair Color takes training and Skill. There are many types of corrective hair color. For example it is considered corrective hair color to go from black hair color to blonde hair color. Sometimes a client comes in and she has had a hair color that is a hot mess. I hope this is not you! Of course, this is also considered corrective hair color. Other times clients put box dye on their hair. This is corrective hair color because many of those chemicals contain products that make it unpredictable as to what affects the color will have when recoloring. Not to mention, there are so many harmful chemicals in box dyes (most of which are outlawed in Europe) that cause all sorts of cancers. Here is a link to an article that talks about that https://www.theepochtimes.com/avoid-these-7-toxic-chemicals-found-in-most-hair-dyes_2040018.html if you are interested.
Training and Skill when applied to Corrective Hair Color
Training and skill are two separate and distinct things. It is important that stylist keep up on the latest techniques and go to classes. Especially when it comes to corrective hair color. This means more than watching You-Tube videos. I have seen so many stylists think that they can get all there training from watching videos. This is ridiculous. Here at Studio 229 in Seattle I insist that stylists and Estheticians alike do hands on training with industry leaders. I don’t care how long one has been doing hair or how booked one is. Keeping up with the current trends and newest techniques in order to offer our clients the best the industry has to offer is a must!
Skills are acquired once training has been achieved. The more a stylist performs his or her duties the better they become. Since Studio 229 keeps stylists current on their training, stylists are able to build on their trainings and build skills on top of skills, making them a high end premier salon. Studio 229 does not talk the talk but walks the walk.
Black to Blonde is Corrective Hair Color
Taking your hair from black to blonde will require more than one visit in order to keep your hair healthy. We also would recommend using the bond multiplier Olaplex. http://www.studio229.net/olaplex-studio-229/
Unfortunately, the red color in between the blonde and black is pretty close to what you can expect, perhaps a little lighter depending on the technique used and the length of time you have been coloring your hair black.
Hot Mess Hair
Sometimes, people come in and their hair is a hot mess. I don’t want to say where or how it happened. It just did. It now needs some serious love. Usually people’s hair can be corrected in one visit, max two. It their hair is blonde it is easier than if it is darker. Don’t fret though we here at Studio 229 have fixed many hot messes in our day and I’m sure will fix many more. Here’s a photo of one that can be fixed in one day. Whether she chooses to have some low lights put in for dimension or just have the blonde evened out and toned we can fix her up and make her hair beautiful again. Of course, she needs a haircut and deep conditioning treatment (Olaplex) as well.
Box Hair Dye
Please do not use box hair dye! Many box hair dyes contain so many chemicals that there is no way for stylists to tell how the color we put on your hair is going to react. Some even contain metallic dyes that will not come out and no matter what I put on your hair it is going to turn green. With box dye, I cannot guarantee results. Please also read the article link above about the harmful effects of box dye on your health. One more thing, box dye looks fake.
Keratin Straightening Treatments
Does Frizzy Hair have you down?
There is help for you! Keratin Straightening treatments are actually better at taming frizz then straightening the hair. Although they will tame some of the curl, frizz taming is what they really give you control of. Keratin Straightening treatments are also great for cutting down on the amount of time it takes you to blow dry your hair. For example if it normally takes you 30 minutes, it will take you 20 minutes, maybe even 15 minutes for the same look.
A keratin Straightening treatment can take your hair from the look above to this:
Keratin Straightening Treatments also lock in hair color. This is because the keratin seals the hair color. Normally, it is advised that you do keratin treatments before you do hair color to get this added benefit. If you have just had your keratin treatment done and are thinking about color don’t be alarmed. Hair color will not hurt your Keratin Straightening Treatment.
This particular product does not contain any formaldehyde and is non damaging. There are products on the market that are damaging and do contain formaldehyde but I will not use these products for obvious reasons. It takes about 2 and a half hours to perform the service. The effects will last from 3-4 months. The cost is $300 at Studio 229 in Seattle on Capitol Hill. On occasion Studio 229 will run a special on this service for 10% off. It is worth noting that the more times that you get this service done the better it works.
If you would like to get this service done I would suggest booking an appointment with Deanna. She has tons of experience doing keratin treatments. Here is a link to the studio 229 booking page http://www.studio229.net/request/
Highlights in the winter are different from other seasons in that they tend to be a bit cooler, a bit darker, and not as vibrant. Even if you are a natural blonde think about adding some low-lights or perhaps an ash color blonde in the winter to go with your more subdued wardrobe. We here at Studio 229 Hair Design love doing highlights (or lowlights) but want to stress that there is a difference between the way the sun hits your hair depending on the season. Don’t worry about going a little darker or cooler in the winter with your highlights. You will still have the dimension that you seek with the highlights and the color will fade with time. In the Spring you will be able to go lighter again if you wish. Here is a photo cooler blonde:
Toning the hair gives the hair a more refined look and will give the hair just that: the tone. You will get 3-4 weeks from your toner. Therefore, the cool tone will only last 3-4 weeks. However you should be able to come back in and get the toner touched up for a minimal fee (about $45). This is the cost of a blow out. Your hair will still look good without the toner but it will not have the same ashy look. If it is going into spring, it may be better to let it go more towards its brighter color. By the way, a toner is not damaging on your hair.
If interested in talking about your hair for any season please feel free to contact studio 229! We would love to consult with you. Matching hair with skin tone, eyes and season, as well as lifestyle is my thing. Here are some links to other blogs about hair color too if you want to keep reading….
Thinking of Cutting Your Hair Mid-Length?
It seems that at one point or another we all have gone from longish hair to mid-length hair. Maybe we are even considering something a little shorter for the New Year! Going shorter can feel like shedding the old to make way for something new.
Mid-Length haircuts don’t require as much commitment. After all, you can still wear your hair up. You still get the benefits of faster blow drying, heat styling, and less product. Plus, if you end up thinking that long hair suits you better, growing it back out is relatively painless.
Although it is always tempting to go for a new look, please consider the mid-length haircut for awhile first. Although these cuts are fantastic, it will take awhile for you to grow your haircut back out. According to Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ human hair grows about 6 inches per month.
There are some really cute photos of mid-length hair out there. Hair color looks amazing with it too. I love it waved with a curling iron. When you get a moment, browse Google for some looks! Here are a couple of before and afters that I have done recently.
Here is the before:
And the after, she is still able to put up her hair.
Styling mid-length hair can be a lot of fun too! Rather than wearing it straight, or cutting it more one length, like the person above, you could either go a little shorter, more layered and curl it a bit.
One of Studio 229’s top selling products is called Puff Me.
Puff Me also comes in a white bottle which is there light formula. It retails for $19.95, adds a ton of body and kinda feels like a dry shampoo, but stickier.
I also wanted to show you some pretty mid-length hair with color:
If you are looking for something new and are considering a mid-length (or shorter) http://www.studio229.net/short-haircuts/haircut I would love to help you out. My name is DeAnna http://www.studio229.net/deanna/ and I love doing both haircuts and hair color. I look forward to hearing from you!