Amazing Hair Color
Amazing hair color begins with shine, texture and flow. In order to achieve amazing hair color you need an amazing stylist. Amazing hair color comes with by way of an amazing salon where stylists are trained to see your hair, skin and lifestyle all as one component and big picture. They tie it all together in order to give you the best outcome. Amazing hair color usually has some depth, even if your hair color is blonde it needs some dimension and movement (flow). This is what is meant by texture in hair color. The shine is important too. You cannot have amazing hair color and have dull hair. Your hair must, I repeat must be healthy to be amazing. Some of us have this image of a model, hair blowing in a fan. That is not what will make your hair color look amazing. This is:
First and foremost, never lighten your hair without using the bond multiplier Olaplex. It is a patented product and it will save your hair. I also highly recommend that you take home Olaplex #3 and use it once a week. It will keep your hair healthy in between hair color treatments. Because your hair is healthy it will also maintain it’s natural shine.
Also, if you blow dry your hair, try using a light mist shine spray from the mid-shaft down. What this does is calm the fly-aways that we all get. It also adds to the shine. My favorite is Kenra Silkening Mist because it is light and smells like vanilla and cherry dream. Here is how it looks:
Amazing hair color is also dependent on texture. Texture relies on your hair color having multi-dimension. Even if you choose to have only one color or all over color it should have several colors when the light hits it. Amazing hair color looks lighter in sunlight and darker indoors. Your hair color should reflect light, even without highlights or balayage treatments. If you do choose those treatments you will have more texture and dimension. It all depends on your desired look. Remember that contrast and similarities in the colors that you choose will determine the amount of texture that you get. For example, if you choose a very dark base color and a light highlight color you will have a lot of dimension. Where if you choose a medium base color and a caramel highlight you will have a much more subtle amount of dimension. Let’s take a look at both:
Here is a photo taken of a clients hair who we decided that putting both some warm hair color tones and blonde hair color tones would add great texture.
Flow and amazing hair color
Flow and amazing hair color work in two ways. First, you must have a haircut that works with your color and face shape. Secondly, please, please get your haircut regularly. If you have split ends that are dry and weighing down your hair you are not going to have the healthy, shiny flowy hair that you want. Also, if you have heavy thick hair and it needs to be thinned out it is not going to flow or move well if it has been three months since you have had a haircut. A trim will go a long way in making and keeping your amazing hair color amazing. Long hair that is unhealthy is not pretty ladies. Please consider taking off a little each time you get it colored. In the long run, your hair will thank you with amazing hair color!
Here at Studio 229 we specialize in custom hair color and we always use Olaplex when lightening the hair. We have several other blogs where we have posted pictures of our work. Here are some of those links:
Our work can also be viewed on our instagram page at https://www.instagram.com/studio_229_hair_salon/
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 https://www.studio229.net/best-balayage-hair-color/
Thanks for reading and if you would like to talk about it consultations are always free. You can book online, at https://www.studio229.net/request/ or feel free to call the salon at
Summer Blonde Hair
Who doesn’t want Summer blonde hair. Going a little lighter for summer is always a good idea. The question is how much lighter? This would depend on how fare or ash your skin tone is. Also, take into consideration your natural hair color. One would also want to think about the look you are trying to achieve. For example, are you trying to achieve a natural sun in look or are you going for a more bleached out, hair color statement. One should also consider the upkeep. An all over bleach could easily break the bank, as touch-ups should be done every 5 weeks. Balayages, on the other hand, can sometimes go 3+ months between touch-ups.
Before your Appointment
It is important to have a good idea of what you want. Go to Google and type in words like “blonde highlights” or “blonde balayage” or “summer blonde.”This way when you come into the salon you have saved pictures of hair colors that you like. A stylist may have an idea of what looks good on you. But it is what he or she likes. This way, a stylist can guide you based off of the above considerations. Please pick a salon that specializes in hair color. In the end it will be worth it.
During your Appointment
Plan on spending at least 2+ hours at the salon. It is also best to get your ends trimmed after you get your hair colored. Always visit salons that use Olaplex when lightening. Even though this product is a little expensive it keeps your hair healthy! Once you have found a stylist that does a great job on your hair, stick with that person. There are several reasons why. But that is for another blog post. A good stylist will consult with you about your hair lightening and explain why you should do what they want you to do. It may be a process that takes several appointments. Or it may be achieved in that appointment.
Summer Blondes from Studio 229
After your appointment
It is important to use color safe shampoo and conditioner on your new summer blonde hair. Also, don’t forget your Olaplex #3. The most important thing is to enjoy your lightened, beautiful blonde hair!
If you are looking to lighten your hair for summer, check out Studio 229. Here is a link to our top colorist https://www.studio229.net/deanna/ You can also read about our hair color services here https://www.studio229.net/seattle-hair-color/
We also have online booking! https://www.studio229.net/request/
Beautiful Dimensional Hair Color: Match Skin Tone When stylist talk about dimensional hair color we may be talking about many things. Most importantly though, it must match your skin tone. There are not only several techniques as those of you know who have been following my blogs, but many different outcomes. Today I would like to show the world, or those of you interested some of the fun outcomes associated with dimensional hair color. The thing with techniques now days is that we as hair designers and artist tend to cocktail so many of the current techniques in order to achiever the desired results depending on the length, fullness, texture and desired result of the hair color. Another thing to keep in mind is if you would like drastic results, it will probably take more than one visit in order to keep your hair healthy. Not always but it is a good thing to keep in mind. I know you have heard me say it a thousand times but lets start with the basics; skin tone. If your skin has a lot of red in it, it’s probably best to stay away from the red or warm tones. If you are super ashy you probably want to put a little warmth into your hair. The contrast of skin and hair just looks nice. I’m not saying that you have to. Just saying it is best suited. Also when covering gray it has a tendency to turn warm when the color fades no matter your skin tone so be careful with that. Back to dimension. Let’s look at a before and after picture of a multidimensional hair color
The nice thing about adding all of the dark hair color to her hair is that she will be in the salon much less. Instead of coming in every 4 weeks for foils she will only have to come in about every 3 months for this much more natural sun kissed looking balayage dimensional hair color. Her hair is much healthier feeling (and looking).
Other examples of multidimensional hair color include good old fashion foils which are holding there own if done right. Check out this beautiful hair color:
This multidimensional foil has been done on this client a couple of times. This is how we are able to get several colors and maintain the integrity of her hair. Even from her back it is easy to see how her skin tone compliments her hair color adding life and making her glow. This is what a good hair color is suppose to do for you and why we recommend tones so strongly. There are some people with neutral skin tones that can get away with any hair color and still look amazing.
They are few and far between though. Here is a beautiful lady with brown hair and cooper peek-a-boos. When her hair is down it is a cute bob and the cooper barely shows. Notice how her skin tone is a bit ash making this cooper hair color really pop beautifuly against it.
If you are interested in having your skin tone analyzed in coordination with your hair color feel free to give us a call and book an appointment for a consultation. One of our color specialist will be happy to let you know what colors would be best suited for you. Our phone number is 206-322-6325. Or just keep reading our blogs! We have a lot we would like to share with you!
Fall hair has finally arrived here in Seattle and the leaves are changing colors here on Broadway on Capitol Hill at Studio 229 Hair Design.
We are excited because that means that many people are choosing to take their summer lightened hair color a little darker for fall hair fun. Many people are wanting to take their hair color a little more chocolate brown and some people are wanting to take their hair color a little more red but still keep their highlights. Here are a couple examples of all over hair color with foils in between the color:
Other clients are wanting to do what is called a balayage. This differs from an ombre in that more than just the ends of the hair are painted or highlighted. What is nice about this technique of hair color is that the hair grows out without a line of demarcation. Usually clients come in about every 4 months to get their hair color touched up when going with this technique in comparison to every 2-3 months when going with traditional highlights. Here are a couple examples of a balayage done well:
Please check out our Facebook page at Studio 229 hair Design and Spa for more recent works. Both DeAnna Picinich and Ashley Ridley are accomplished and talented hair colorist that can assist you in deciding which of these techniques would be best suited for your lifestyle, hair texture and skin tone. Also, consultations are always free of charge if you are still deciding, and just want an experts opinion! Online booking is available at studio229.net or call the salon at 206-322-6325 to set up an appointment for a great new look and/or consultation!