Which curl are you ?
Working in a salon that deals with all textures I’ve been educated in a fairly new hair typing system, I thought what a great and helpful tool to help those curly haired girls out there. The curl pattern chart above is very useful when searching for products, styling options best suited for you texture, cuts and so much more. All you do is identify which catergory your curls belong in and then search for example “3B hair maintenance” and I promise there is another person out there with your same hair that has found results. Another great resource is Youtube if you are a visual learner (like myself) then I suggest you try the same thing and you will find a whole community just waiting to be discovered! I hope this was a helpful for anyone reading and check back in for more articles.
Is a hair color correction right for you ?
So you got home and the colour isn’t what you though it would be. It didn’t look like this when you left. So why does it not look the same? Maybe you’re over thinking it and it’s not that bad. Do any of these thoughts sound familiar? Well it happens a lot more than what you think and maybe now you’re in the hair colour correction boat. Wait what is a colour correction? Let’s review what happens when you undergo a color correction. The consult, it’s recommended to come in so the hair colourist can have a look at the situation and assess. Day of, depending on what needs to be fixed it could take anywhere from 1-7 hours. If the problem is too much brassiness, yellow or copper tones there could be some decolorizing or bleaching needed. I know when you hear the word bleaching you panic, the truth is that bleach is only as strong as you make it. There‘s different levels of peroxide which is the liquid we add to bleach to make it weak or strong. The decision is left up to your colorist as they know how much your hair can handle. If you’ve newly gone an ash color and you find it has a tinge of green then decolorizing could be up your alley too. Green happens when there it still yellow left in the hair and a blue toner is deposited. Yellow + Blue = Green Color corrections can be a very trying time for any hair colorist and of course for you the client so buckle up with some snacks and a good book .The reason that color corrections can take up to a day is the tedious work that goes into them. A great example being foiling the whole head, like hilites we use foils to retain heat to have a better level of lift. When a client has mid chest hair that is fairly thick it takes a lot of foils and tons of little sections of hair so the product can evenly process. Word to the wise Toners, since the beginning of time hair colorists have used toners (that’s what we call demi permanent colors) to temporarily fix coppery or yellow tones. The thing is that it’s just that a temporary fix to a bigger problem. The reason clients keep coming back to tone their hair is because it hasn’t been lifted high enough to where that tone won’t show through anymore. Ask your colorist if your hair is able to be a couple shades lighter to space out your visits.
Saving extensions one weft at a time
Seeing as we are a salon that offers extensions as part of our services I thought what better way to inform our clients about how to prolong your extensions’ life expectancy. In the salon we offer 2 types of hair extension application services. Sew-in and clip-in now these options can vary depending on the needs of the client and their hair texture. Hopefully with these guideline you can manage. Whether it’s being a full head sew-in or just a couple of rows they’re still a bit tricky to maintain if you don’t know the things to watch out for. Almost every type of hair will get tangled should it not be brushed properly in the morning and at night. However since the hair is no longer attached to a head it lacks food which means it can be dry and easy to knot. We recommend you either to tie the hair up in bun or a braid, whatever is easiest for you. With clip-in’s they’re easy to just take out before going to bed, mind you they are also easy to over process when using the curling or straightening iron. Be sure to let them sit in a hair treatment or a hair mask overnight at least once a week. We have weekends to relax, these poor things have no time off or payed vacation.
50 Shades of Silver
Last year Kelly Osbourne was seen with a pastel purple bob. Which paved the way for silver foxes everywhere Cara Delevigne’s picture soon created buzz on the internet when she was spotted with red lips and silver locks. Kylie Jenner also took to Instagram and revealed her ends and sterling with blue tinge. Dascha Polenco from Orange Is The New Black was seen later that year at the Mercedes-Benz fashion show in September sporting a more charcoal silver fading lower into a soft pink only later to have her stylist admit it was a wig. She warned to take it slow with an experienced stylist with a couple years under their belt. The ashy color can cause irreparable damage to hair seeing as it is a lengthy process to bleach it till it is almost white and then deposit colour on it. Not many celebrities fell behind Bad Gal Ri Ri was spotted at the Diamond Ball in a sleek ponytail with icy ends; all while taking to twitter to let her fans know that “Grey is the new black.” It seems that the fashion industry has once again raised eyebrows and turned dull, boring, grey to a more avante garde, chic, sophisticated silver.
All About Hair Extensions
1. WHERE DOES THE HAIR COME FROM? The hair used to make extensions come from all over the world. The majority of the hair come from countries in Asia where young women will have it harvested to support themselves and their families. Since this type of hair tends to be naturally dark and coarse, it usually heavily treated with chemicals and silicone to lighten it and make it smooth as well as shiny. Another major source in the hair trade is India. Much of the hair from India is “temple hair” or hair that is shaved by young men and women as a sacrifice to their god, Vishnu. 2. HAIR EXTENSIONS TYPES AND HOW TO CHOOSE There is a lot of selection for hair extensions on the market. Clip-in’s are a great temporary option, for photo-shoots or that hot date you hope to score. Sew-in’s are another option, should you want something more permanent. Just recently we had a client do the sew-in method for their destination wedding. The client’s hair is naturally wavy, and we were able to find hair that matched perfectly with her texture which made it easier for her to wear it natural. 3. DON’T BE AFRAID TO TRY SOMETHING NEW With all that said please don’t be afraid to ask any of the stylists for help and guidance on any of these methods. We as hair stylists are here to help you see the beauty in your own hair, and if needed give you that little push of confidence we all need when trying something new.
Ambience Hair Studio
175 Carlton Street, Unit 104
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 3H9
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Sundays: 12pm -6pm
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