How to find your blonde shade

 How to find your blonde shade…. I feel the need to blog about this as lately I have been having new clients come to me with the wrong lighter shades for their skin tones.  I say this all the time….”being blonde is not just Gwen Stefani or Marilyn Monroe blonde.  There are so many levels, […]

How to bleach long hair

How to bleach long hair should be done by a color specialist.  This is not recommended for at home.  This young woman  came to our salon to have her natural dirty blonde / colored hair bleached and toned platinum blonde.   This was done by two of  us at the salon because speed and uniform work […]

Blonde hair for Asian skin

Blonde hair for Asian Skin is beautiful when done correct and the right color tones for the client.  There are tons of levels and tones of the BLONDE hair color.  Some think going blonde just means MARILYN MONROE blonde.  That is so limiting and just not true.  You can make a dark blonde to lighter […]

Curly hair color ideas

Curly Hair color ideas.  My client came to me wanting to be red on copper red hair color.  She as not having luck getting the right red or a color that would hold.  Seeing as some curly hair textures are  more porous than others, or more fine than others you need to color the hair […]

Olaplex insurance for healthy hair

olaplex shine

Olaplex insurance for healthy hair during chemical and non chemical treatments.  I have discovered a new product on the market to add to me caring about the integrity  of hair when using chemicals.  Over the years I have switched to using an organic hair color (All Nutrient) and using gentle developers when lightening, and coloring […]

What it’s really like to go platinum blonde

platinum blonde

What it’s really like to go platinum blonde.  I used to say everyone should be blonde at least once in their life.  Now years into being a colorist that is  not so true.  If you have the skin tones, eye color, and style then you can go for platinum.   Basic rules  to hair color matching […]

Keratin Complex vs Brazilian Blowout

Keratin Complex Express

Keratin Complex vs Brazilian Blowout .  I was a Brazilian Blowout only guy.  I tried all smoothing treatments on the market and nothing worked as  well as Brazilian Blowout until I had the client demand to find something that does not burn the eyes,  scalp, or smell.  After the media slam on Brazilian Blowout I […]

Coloring Gray Hair first time

gray to color

Coloring Gray hair fist time.  This is a tough decision for  the person who grew out color or  has never colored as once you start its a commitment.  Every 6 to 8 weeks to come in and get your roots done.  Some its every 4 weeks, depending on the  person.  I love pretty gray,  white  […]