Tag: colorful hair

Filtered Photos are Deceiving!

Filtered photos are deceiving!  Shannon, our new stylist founds these photos and wanted to show everyone the deception that is on the internet. The following is her blog post of what she found!

Ever just get bored with your hair color and start internet searching for a new fun shade?! Ever find a picture that you fell in love with?! Well that picture could be a big, ole, fat LIE! Take these pictures for example:

These are extreme examples. Photos can be photo-shopped to look very different than reality.  There are lots of filters and color options for photos.  Hair looks different because of the lighting! Inside and outside the lighting will change the color dramatically. Hair can be made to look so different. So different that the colors can be difficult or even impossible to achieve in reality.

I know these colors may not be for every one but these are a perfect examples on how pictures are filtered and altered in the internet world. This fun, aquatic blue and purple look can be achieved but you are going to have to pay some big bucks to get it.

Also, the reality is you may not get these styles in one visit to the salon. Why? Well, first it all depends on the level and condition of your hair. Its difficult to pre-lighten someone with “black or dark brown hair” that is color treated (get an in more depth explanation in our November 9, 2016 blog, Colorful Hair is Beautiful)  After lightening the hair,  it’s time for the fun colors and then styling. So overall you are going to be paying for two color processes (maybe even more depending on how light you need to go), a haircut if desired, and styling. Also, if you are going for these fun and bright colors they fade very fast and are hard to keep vibrant in the hair.

Try to keep your expectations realistic. A thorough consultation is a must for every color!  We will try everything in our power to give you the perfect color!

Shannon Grady


Colorful Hair is Beautiful

Colorful hair is beautiful!

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The steps to get here are many and challenging. To get the purest tones of colorful hair the base color needs to be lightened to a level 9 or 10. Natural hair color falls into a level from 1 to 10.

Depending on how dark your natural color is, this lightening can take 2 or 3-5 hours. Often you need several lightening steps to get to the lightest level.

The most challenging part is that most people have some sort of color on their hair already. Hair that has color on the ends can be extra difficult because it doesn’t always lighten to the needed level.  A color remover is needed to get rid of all artificial color in the hair before the lightening process can start.

Once the level of 9 or 10 has been achieved the hair is shampooed, conditioned and dried before the bright colors are added.

The placement of the colors to get your colorful hair are limited only by your imagination! These colors are placed in the hair and processing is about 20-30 min.

This appointment can be several hours. Bring a lunch, and something to read. 🙂

The cost depends on what actually needs to be done. Sometime it’s not easy to estimate the price because we aren’t sure how long and agreeable you hair will be. It’s a good idea to have a through consultation about colorful hair so you know all the pros and cons and price.

Unfortunately these color are not always permanent. They lighten with every shampoo. Some last 10 shampoos and others last 20.  It’s really best to shampoo as little as possible and use dry shampoo until you feel the need to do a thorough cleansing.

It’s always good to know what you’re getting into before starting the process. It’s a fun look but it’s a commitment to get there and to keep it going!