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Juice up your summer color with a glaze

Summer color is better with a glaze. Fun in the sun can take a toll on your hair color. Highlights can turn brassy or too gold and hair can lose it’s shine due to sun or water exposure. A simple fix to tone those locks and put some shine back into the hair is get a glaze. A lot of people are not familiar with the term glaze. Essentially a glaze is a conditioning, sheer, semi-permanent color. Our color experts at Studio 229 use Redken Shades EQ for this. –A tried and true hair color and a favorite of our stylists.

Since it is sheer it is a great way to add some color without covering up the dimension from highlights or even to blend gray! Adding a glaze over gray will blend it, rather than fully cover it. Turning your grays into soft and shiny “highlights”. You can add rich copper tones to add warmth or cool tones to reduce brassiness. The choice is yours. The color will gradually fade out over the course of several months (generally about three) without leaving a line at the roots like permanent color will. Since the color is “deposit only” meaning it doesn’t lighten hair, it is ammonia free and non-damaging to the hair.

Anne Hathaway has a gorgeous honey glaze over her highlights

So indulge your locks in a glossy hair color and spruce up your summer do. Stop by for a free consultation and we will show you swatches to suit your eye color, skin tone and enhance your hair color!
Stay cool Seattle!

Embrace Winter with Rich Hair Color

Embrace winter rich hair color. Rich hair color helps everyone embrace winter blues. With Winter upon us here in “sunny” Seattle we at Studio 229 Hair Salon believe it’s important to stay in great spirits this holiday season and the sometimes gloomy months to come any way you can. With our lack of sun, it is easy to feel a little blah. A great way to fight off those winter blues and update your look is with a richer or deeper hair color. A lot of people like to go darker for the winter but don’t know a good way to do it in a low commitment way. We are here to help.

Two great ways to go deeper for the season are low-lights (reverse highlighting) or a semi-permanent glaze.

Low-lighting is a foiling process done by weaving a deeper or richer hair color through the hair. This is sometimes referred to as reverse highlighting because instead of foiling with a lighter color we are depositing (not lifting) color for a darker tone. This creates shadows and dimension in the hair giving depth. You can use warm or cool colors depending on your preference.

If you already have light hair foiling in a warmer color a few shades darker can really update your look for winter


adding cool toned low-lights creates a more chocolate-y look perfect for winter months

Another great way to add depth to your hair for winter is with a glaze. A glaze is a sheer, semi-permanent color applied all over the hair. At Studio 229 we use Redken Shades EQ for this process. It’s a great color that conditions and adds incredible shine. Being a semi-permanent hair color, it will fade gradually without leaving a harsh line at the roots during grow-out. It is also ammonia free and non-damaging. It is best to stay a only a few shades darker for a natural look.

a glaze a few shades darker will add richness and incredible shine to the hair


Emma Stone’s hair is glazed with a warm apricot color to give her hair a boost of warmth and shine

Come into Studio 229 Hair Salon in Capitol Hill, Seattle for a free consultation and we can help you decide which hair color process will be right for you this winter.

Cheers and Happy Holidays!

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