Seattle Best Balayage
Almost everyone in Seattle would love the “Best Balayage,” but what exactly is a great balayage? That depends. It depends on what you are looking for. It may be a simple lightening of 2-3 shades and a toner over the top or it could be a process that takes a couple of visits and must be put in foils in order to get enough lift if your hair is dark or has previous hair color on it. The good news is there are some new techniques out there that help you get the best balayage in Seattle. You can also get it done in record time thanks to these techniques that help apply the lightener easier, faster and with no weird lines or uneven color.
The stylists here at Studio 229 Hair Design have been using a balayage technique developed by the Italian company Alter Ego lately with special sponges and brushes. The sponges allow application of the lightner faster and the brushes are of a high quality. Blending the lightner is much easier than the old method of Balayaging the hair. Time wise the application is cut down from about an hour to 15 minutes. There is no mess like the old techniques so lightening and toning becomes the main focus. It is about time that techniques have been perfected, as the old ways of doing balayages were too time consuming and messy.
The Italians have also come up with a superior lightening agent that lifts with less damage. It lifts faster, and is perfect for a great hair color, mainly balayages.
These things are important because as you get your hair color touched up you don’t want to keep overlapping your lightener. Overlapping lightener will eventually cause damage which can lead to breakage. Also, the lightener has lots of conditioning properties and works as fast as possible. This ensures the least damage and best possible outcome. If you have fine hair or previously colored hair consider using the bond multiplier, Olaplex which will keep your hair healthy and shiny.
We are always here to answer more questions. Feel free to call the salon at 206*322*6325. If you would like to keep reading here is another blog about balayages
Best Balayage Hair Color
Consider these things to get the best balayage hair color:
Make sure that the stylist you see has had advanced training. Specifically in Facebook page and check out their work and make sure that their work is on point: https://www.facebook.com/Studio-229-Hair-Design-and-Spa-264918051418/?ref=bookmarks There is one link for you to check out that has some pretty cool balayage photos.
Where did the stylist get the training? Normally, stylist with advanced skills get their training from going to classes. Not just watching internet videos. Don’t be afraid to look at salon websites and look for training list under stylists bios. It is also okay to call salons and ask. Balayages often not only take training but also practice. Therefore, ask how long stylists have been doing balayages. I would recommend that a stylist be doing them for at least three years if you would like a truly great balayage hair color.
Pick a salon that is centrally located. One that knows how to treat you well. Getting the best balayage hair color is also about catering to your individual needs, your lifestyle and your comfort while you’re at the salon.
Also, the color itself must match your eyes, skin tone and level of maintenance. The consultation is important, should be free and you should always be comfortable both physically and emotionally.
It is also a great idea to have pictures of the desired look you want to achieve. A seasoned stylist can help guide you into a fashionable look based on your unique style.
Here are some examples of recent works where the client had something in mind and we “tweaked” the results a tad.
If you are looking for a good place to get the best balayage hair color Studio 229 hair design has all of the things mentioned in this article. Here is a link to the online booking https://www.studio229.net/request/
If it is convenient for you we would be happy to give you a free consultation and discuss giving you the best balayage possible for you.
What’s up with Broadway?
Capitol Hill Seattle
Honestly, being a small business owner, my perspective of Broadway isn’t all that different than the community I serve. Light rail has been open for almost two years now https://www.soundtransit.org/About-Sound-Transit/News-and-events/News-releases/light-rail-reaches-seattle-s-capitol-hill
and although it’s amazing, I don’t think that it warrants the increase in rents that landlords thought it would. Hence, all the for lease spaces. Perhaps, get a clue, and lower rents since even chains like Einsten’s bagels, that seemed busy, can’t seem to generate enough profit to stay in long-term leases. I don’t know I’m certainly not an expert on property management. But something’s seriously wrong.
The thing is though, light rail has made it a literal 2 minute ride to or from downtown or to the U district. It is so convenient that the city has raised Capitol Hill parking to 10pm. They say it is good for businesses! It is working for people who live in on or near Capitol Hill in Seattle to go car less. This concept is great for climate change. However, if you do not live on a bus line and want to come have dinner on the Hill, or get a haircut, I suggest downloading the Pay to Park App. for ease. However, because there is a 2 hour limit pay at the pay station on the street and take note of the number and take a picture of your license plate. Then refill time on the app. Wala, 4 hours. Loophole!
Although you may find the Pike/Pine corridor a bit more lively, this is because it is closer to town, landlords haven’t anticipated increased foot traffic because of light rail, and increased rents; and Broadway, and the surrounding area, is more residential. However, getting to Broadway is a bit easier because of light rail.
The residential trend will continue on Broadway as the construction is scheduled to start in 2018 on five new buildings adjacent to the light rail project and Cal Anderson Park. There will also be a Broadway Plaza. Here is a link to that project published in the Capitol Hill Blog. http://www.capitolhillseattle.com/2016/12/first-look-at-capitol-hill-station-development-designs-seven-stories-427-units-and-a-new-broadway-plaza/
Okay, it doesn’t seem that even with new construction and 427 more units scheduled that there is a too big of chance that North Capitol Hill, will fill all these retail spaces, especially since more are coming. Construction won’t even be done till about 2020. Unless there is some changes, personally I think that 427 units is not going to make that big of a deal 3 years from now. Hope I’m wrong. Unless the city, landlords and businesses work together to create viable and affordable spaces that can work for the public the trend of for lease spaces will continue on Broadway.
Well for now there is plenty of good restaurants, hair salons and another new walk-in clinic going in where Charlie’s was (In case you’re too sick to walk 2 blocks).
After talking to 4-6 clients and friends per day, they give me reviews of their favorite restaurants up here! I had dinner at a Malaysian one the other night and the food was A-mazing! Here is a link to there web sight http://www.kedaimakansea.com/
The prices were great too! And the drinks were special and had flavours that were new to me. There was a slight wait (around 25 minutes) but worth it.
Another great spot to hit up for breakfast or lunch is Cafe Solstice. There is a laid back vibe there and good sandwiches, ales, baked goods, coffee and music.
Okay, I will plug my business too with a link and let you decide for yourself as we are definitely one of the premier salons on Capitol Hill. https://www.studio229.net/
We specialize in hair color, keratin treatments and extensions and try our very best to please you. Consultations are always free if you’re in the market for a new stylist! We also offer sugaring and spa services from my girl Cecilia so you can have both done at the same place for convenience. (206)322-6325 is the phone number or we have online booking: