Extensions and Hair Color
are like peanut butter and jelly or Yin and Yang. Extensions and hair color must match perfectly. Therefore, it is best to have your extension stylist also color your hair.
When you are looking for an expert extension stylist, make sure that stylist colors hair well. There is nothing worse, or more revealing, than hair color that doesn’t match the large extension investment you just made. There are a lot of people out there doing extensions and hair color. I would suggest making sure that the stylist you choose has at least 5 years experience, and advanced training, doing both extensions and hair color.
Extensions come in many different types. They are 100% human hair and come in 18 inches or 22 inches. Here at Studio 229 Hair Design we use #Babeextensions There are tape-ins, I-tips and keratins. The type of extensions that are done on your hair is decided in the initial consultation. The type of extension used depends on the texture of your hair, the density and the desired length. Sometimes it is best to do a combination of techniques because, your hair texture may be fine on the sides and thicker in back. For example this I-tip technique does not always work well on thin sides. Because the hair is slippery, so the beads slip, and the hair falls out.
Therefore, if your sides are really thin, tape-ins are often used. Here is what that looks like:
Sometimes we cut these extension in half. This gives a smaller, more natural effect. Here at Studio 229, the stylists do not use the Keratin hair extensions because they are basically glue and too damaging on the hair when the extension is removed.
Extensions come in balayage, highlighted and solid hair colors. Extensions also are very processed with hair color. More often than not, stylists have to color your hair to match the extensions. Sure, stylists can match your hair color to the extensions, but only with hair color. Because the extensions are so processed, hair color is what gets the perfect match.
A hair stylists who is an expert in hair color will be able to match the extensions with no problems. Especially one who has been working with hair extensions for at least five years. Here are a couple of examples of DeAnna’s work:
Studio 229, in Seattle is one of the only salons that does NOT charge a markup on the hair. That’s right, whatever we pay is what you pay! We make our profit from installing the extensions onto your head and from coloring your hair. If you would like to see a full menu of our prices, here is a link to our website’s price list; https://www.studio229.net/hair/
A free consultation is required if you would like extensions. You can call the salon at 206-322-6325 or you can book online; https://www.studio229.net/request/
If you prefer to read more about extensions or hair color here are a couple of previous blogs:
Also if you are interested in looking at Babe hair extensions (they are amazing) Basset Salon Services carries them. https://www.4bassett.com/
Don’t buy them as the markup is insane.
Current Hair Trends
Current hair trends that may appeal to you or give you ideas as to how you may want to style or color and cut your hair. I hope that some of these ideas give you inspiration!
Dye it Blue
Blue is one of the hottest colors of 2018. An electric blue has been seen all over fashion runways this season. Also seen in Sci-fi thrillers like Hailey Baldwin. Mixing this fabulous color is fun, current and trendy:
For the more experimental hair chameleons out there, be warned, blue does not wash out easily. If you are are afraid of commitment you may want to avoid this color.
Keep Your Natural Curl
There is a current trend with natural textured hair. Keeping your curl is not only trendy, but easy and beautiful. Forget the relaxor curly girls, this is your year!
Avoid brushing textured hair. Use your fingers on wet hair, apply product and then just leave it alone.
From Selena Gomez to Lily Collins, dirty blonde is the new A-list hair colour trend du jour. Keep the roots dark, and the lengths a warm golden blonde to get the trend bang on. It is true that it use to be about getting your hair whiter and whiter because it seemed so unattainable. I’ve been saying it for awhile now, golden shades are the new platinum.
Big & Bouncy
There was a time when everyone seemed to use a straightening iron. Now, it seems like everyone uses the curling iron. Sometimes it’s beachy waves and sometimes it’s smaller curls, with a little Puff Me:
and hairspray. This is a great product for lift at the roots. Whatever the case, it’s all about a whole lot of bounce to keep up with the models at fashion week this year. Think Cindy Crawford and her white T-shirt and jeans. It really is a timeless look.
A little granny chic, a whole lot of Rivera cool. Head scarves are back. Working there way down Marc Jacobs runway and Derek Lam’s, grab your aunt’s printed silk head scarf to look oh so SS18.
Ideally scarfs should be worn with an Italian luxe and feel. Wear it tied flat around the head with a low chignon with bounce at the crown and embrace the flyaway texture to keep it young and cool. Antique patterns and textures make it a real feature.
Bobs with Fringes
Bobs and even longer cuts are trending with more layers and fringes. This provides more of a natural and fuller look to the hair. It makes it easier for you to curl your hair and also makes styling your hair fun because there is facial framing. It gives your face and eyes points of connection which can really enhance your features as well.
If you are interested in reading more about current trends, here are a couple of links
If you have any questions, consultations are always free at studio229. My name is DeAnna and I would love to meet you. We have online booking at: https://www.studio229.net/request/or just call the salon:
Around the World Haircuts
Around the world there are some amazing things happening with hair. I’m not gonna lie. If I want to keep up with what is really happening in the world of hair, I have to do my research. Sure, continuing my education is important, but due diligence is a must. There are many places that I find out what is going to be hot here in Seattle next season; because, it takes about a year for use to catch up with Europe. I can look at an Italian Vogue, see what is happening with millenials on the streets of Paris and London. Models that strut their stuff down Milan’s high fashion runways often have magnificent hair too.
In Paris long layers that softly frame your face are very “french” right now because they are easy and effortless. “It works so well because it’s multi-functional, low maintenance, and enables you to wear it your own way,” hairstylist Sam Burnett, owner and creative director of Hare & Bone, told us. “You can move it forward to frame your face or tuck it back to open up your features. It essentially offers a 2-in-1 cut without the maintenance of a full fringe.”
This beautiful girl has the quintessential French girl cut. That is, soft layering that allows your natural texture to air-dry perfectly (slaving over your hair is so not French) and, of course, effortlessly-windswept, long bangs.
Let it be known that Australia has a high-end hair scene. I love Insta-stalking Melbourne’s Salon XVI to source cool haircut inspiration from the land Down Under. The Aussie salon does blond, balayage, and crazy color transformations — but when it come to cuts, it’s all about a shiny finish and sharp ends. Even when they curl the hair they use a straightening iron to straighten the ends and show off the blunt ends. For them it is all about the bluntness.
Famous for birthing the Scandi wave, hairstylist Nicci Welsh knows about the haircuts trending in Denmark — because she’s setting them. “There is a big trend right now for curls and embracing your natural texture,” she says. Welsh tells us that more designers are embracing individualism, choosing models with a wide array of textures, which is inspiring the cuts.
So why are people taking their curls shorter now? “In spring we saw more big, curly styles,” Welsh explains. “This has led to the curly bob being the sought after cut of the moment.” Så sjovt! (So fun!)
Seattle, United States
Around the world and back home! We love our Lob (long bob) because it grows out back to our long hair and beachy waves that we can curl or straighten. I think the thing that Americans love so much about their hair is the versatility of being able to wear their hair straight one day and the next curl it. What is trending globally is a desire to wear more of a natural look that requires less maintenance. This is the main difference that I see between the U.S. and the other countries. I believe that the trend of cutting the hair so that it falls into the best possible style with the least possible maintenance is already here.
Highlights on Your Hair
Highlights on your hair are a great way to add some dimension. Even if you have a balayage right now, highlights create a little blending between your balayage and the root area. I love to put a couple of babylights around the face to refresh a balayage and then paint some lightener on the ends. This is a really quick way to refresh things and brighten a hair color that has gotten dull with time. Add a nice toner over the top and wala — perfection.
She still has her beautiful balayage but now she also has dimensional hair color all the way to the top. Her hair will grow out well and she can come in in 2-3 months if she would like and get her roots touched up with a partial highlight or she can bump her base a little and go for more of a balayage look. Either way the maintenance is minimal for someone who wears their hair this blonde.
Granted her natural color is pretty light. Consider staying a more caramel color if you are looking for low maintenance and you have dark hair. You can still get the same great look. It will probably look better on your skin tone too as people with dark hair tend to have a darker skin tone that looks better with keeping the hair a little bit warmer. Although I have seen all sorts of colors on all skin tones and am surprised at what people pull off. It’s all about your personal style.
For example this pretty lady had black hair color on her hair. She wanted to go ash blonde. After her second appointment we finally got her to an ash blonde and got most of the orange out of her ends. We did a balayage on her but put it in foils to keep the heat in and bring up the color. Of course we used the bond multiplyer, #Olaplex to keep her hair healthy. Although she is part Jamaican, so she has darker skin, this blonde hair looks very good on her.
I highly recommend it.
Olaplex Shampoo and Conditioner is Here!
Olaplex Shampoo and conditioner has arrived at Studio 229. We love this patented product and the results that it has on the hair. It keeps all hair healthy, shiny and looking fabulous! The shampoo smells a bit like grapefruit, yet not overpowering. The conditioner, is more subtle in the aroma but it is super thick. I already love the luxurious feel of what is shaping up to be the best shampoo and conditioner on the market.
If you are curious about this amazing hair product please check out their company website at Olaplex.com There you can find videos and so much more regarding the usage of Olaplex.
Here at Studio 229 we use Olaplex #1 on all of our lightening treatments because it literally eliminates 90% of the damage caused by bleach. Here is a couple of articles written a couple of years ago regarding the effects of the treatment: https://www.studio229.net/olaplex-studio-229/ https://www.studio229.net/olaplex-hair-lightening/
If you already have lightened hair keeping it healthy is very important; therefore, the company made a take home treatment for you. It is the #3. Now with the shampoo and conditioner you are all set to have a full regimen of bond multiplying strengthening hair hydration ready for you.
The bottles of shampoo and conditioner come in 8.5 ounces and retail for $28.00. Here is what they look like:
These products are hard to keep on the shelf. However, if you would like us to hold one for you for no more than 24 hours we will be happy to do so. Orders have been coming in every other day or so. Give us a call at 206-322-6325 to put yours on hold or just stop by and pick these up.
They are not available many places and we are doing our best to keep them in stock.