Getting Perfect Hair Extensions
To get the perfect hair extensions you must figure out what type of extensions are best suited for you. There are several different types of hair extensions. For example, there are I-tips, tape-ins and ones that are actually glued to your hair (Keratin). Deciding on which kind is bested suited for you is important because the wrong type can be very damaging. Sometimes a combination is best. For example, if you have fine hair on the sides and thicker in the back it is often best to put tape in on the back and i-tips on the sides.
Matching the type of hair extensions best suited for your hair also depends on the desired length. This is because types of extensions fall differently and have different looks. For example, the i-tips are applied in a horseshoe section and are smaller in diameter. They often work better on people with finer hair or people who wear their hair up a lot.
The tape-in extensions tend to work a little better on people with thicker hair. The keratin extensions work best if your hair short. This is because it is easier to build a base. Also, if your hair is shorter and you are trying to extend the length you may need to wear it layered in order to blend your hair with the extensions in order to make it look natural.
Figuring out which technique of hair extensions is perfect for you requires a consultation. Not only can a qualified stylist can tell you what type of extensions are best suited for your texture of hair, there is also the color match to consider. I highly recommend having the same stylist color your hair and do the extensions. There are several reasons for this. But the main reason is that, your stylist knows exactly what color of extensions s/he is using and can match the color easier than someone not doing the extensions.
The former Ed Wyse (now Basset Beauty Supply) carries a really great brand of hair extensions called Babe Extensions. They are open to the public and have several locations all over the city. https://www.4bassett.com/
You can always pop by there and check out their hair. Don’t buy it though as I get a discount on it and do not charge you a markup. I will get it for you at cost.
If you are in the market for the perfect hair extensions you can read a bit more on our website. https://www.studio229.net/extensions/
Consultations are always free, we can do a color match and I will help you decide what type of extensions are best suited for your hair texture and length. I hope this has been helpful. Feel free to call the salon or book online
Believe it or not the year 2015 is right around the corner! If you have recently just got engaged and haven’t started to plan your wedding for 2015, its time to begin! As most of you may know it takes a lot of time and energy to plan a wedding but you never truly know until you have been apart of one. Studio 229 Hair Design is here to help you on that special day. During the time of planning a wedding the bride has so many thoughts and ideas running through her mind that the last thing anyone wants a bride to worry about is her hair!
Ashley Ridley Smith, our wedding director, loves taking on that part of wedding director. With 8 years experience in the bridal industry she loves putting the bride and all of the wedding party at ease with all their hair needs. She will spend as much time as you need in a complimentary bridal consultation, which includes going over your wedding theme, wedding dress and neck line, then tie it all together. That may mean adding a little extra fullness and length with extensions, or if you are going for a vintage, Hollywood style a more modern, bold look or a very soft natural classic look, Ashley has you covered.
Here at Studio 229 we want you to enjoy your special day and feel beautiful. We are here to help however we can, we will travel near and far to be part of your day. So if you are looking for a hair stylist for your bridal party on your special day, give us a call. All of our brides will vouch that you would be making the best decision for your whole bridal party! Here are a couple of pictures that show Ashley having a good time at some of the weddings she has done:
Nothing says elegant and understated like the subtle glamor of perfectly colored beautiful brown hair color. What sets just plain old box colored brown apart from the beautiful, dimensional, sparkling coffees, toffees, caramels and espressos seen on the heads of celebrities?
The answer: foils.
Most of those beautiful, perfectly toned, multi-dimensional shades of rich browns you see on celebrities are done using multiple colors of hair colors, or done with a double process hair color technique.
To explain double process: basically the hair is foiled with a lightener to achieve the desired lightness required to get the perfect tone. Meaning the hair is lightened past that funky orange stage to a paler color, then toned with the perfect desired shade. This allows much cooler, less warm shades to be achieved and is perfect for those looking for that perfect light brown.
This can sometimes be done in one step, depending on the condition of the hair ie, if the hair already has a dark hair color on it or not… A consultation can help your hair color professional establish your “hair history”
Also if you already have highlights just adding a rich brown gloss can be an easy step for you to achieve the color you crave!
Come by for free consultation with one of color experts at Studio 229! We can show you swatches and look at your skin and eye color to determine which shade will bring out the best in you.
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Put some color therapy to work and bring some vibrancy into your life and locks. Nothing like a little change to lift the spirits. 😉 It can be fun and the great thing is these hair colors fade pretty well making it a nice change to dull everyday hair color.
We love violets right now. They are rich and fun but still pretty approachable. Whenever people want to add a fun color to their hair, purples and violets are always a good choice. From rosy lilacs – deep burgundy wines – crushed grape. Shocking to demure. Deep as you dare. Ask one of our color experts which hue is right for YOU. <3
Want even more daring? Go Ultra violet balayage hair color that is daring and super fun.
Brighter still? Here is a great picture of a really purple hair color that rocks! Notice how it is still dimensional with it being darker at the roots and lighter at the ends with some of the dark hair color still incorporated through the ends of the hair.
Come in to Studio 229 today and stay warm and bright and beat those winter blues with a perfect new hair color for a perfect new you. Happy New year!!!
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Asymmetrical haircuts are great. If you are looking for something a little different, a little funkier but still wearable, an asymmetrical haircut may be a good look for you. After all, they never really go out of style.
Not perfectly symmetrical , an asymmetrical haircut may be slightly different or drastically different on one side from the other, depending on the level of drama you desire. This can be a great way to switch up your bob or shoulder length hair easily. This is one of our favorites:
The look can be soft and feminine or more edgy and shattered –depending on your hair type and preference. A good consultation with one of our cutting cutting experts can help determine what look would work best with your hair type, face shape and lifestyle.
This asymmetrical haircut also grows out beautifully and is super easy to change or update. So why not just go for it? If you wish to get a different type of haircut that is cool too. We are always here for you! Mention this blog posting and get $10.00 off a new look today!
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