Feb 26, 2010
Feb 24, 2010
Skills Level; 90 % of the time a hair color re-do is not based on the technique chosen to do but how well the stylist knows the line of hair color product and formulating. It is shocking to me through my years of educating how many people formulate off memory, the 1 to 10 possible formulas that are being done on everyone because it worked on Mrs. Smith. Understanding a hair color line should be like knowing your spice rack, and that each individual that sits in your chair has their very own DNA - chemistry there for we customize. A hairdresser must also know color theory basic fundamentals and each and every single component in a hair color line and what it can do and deliver to successfully color hair.
Feb 22, 2010
Feb 19, 2010
The white eye shadow and eyeliner is a big deal for this spring/summer 2010, its shown up on many of the runways as a focal point in beauty trends. This makeup color as been used for century’s and it was one of Hollywood's trade secrets in creating drama to the eyes in the black-white silent era. It opens the eye if used as an eyeliner making eyes look bigger, it’s used in the inner corners to illuminate dewy sensual eyes, white eyeshadows can be placed on the middle part of the lid to bring attention to all other colors and the list goes on. Bolder placements and matte whites seems to be what the makeup artists want to show this season and it’s fabulous, everyone should have at least a white eyeliner in their makeup bag for spring and summer.
Feb 17, 2010
Dark roots and the right haircut, styling, make up and confidence can be a beautiful sexy look so there is no reason to be stressed over your roots, in fact this spring/summer the dark root color seems to be increasing as a trend. The grown-out look or dark root I'm seeing isn't so new though, in the 80’s we deliberately colored are roots darker for more drama and expression.
And to wear this look the key is to style your hair either fuller, messier, up, down, straight or dishevelled, and looks best on longer lengths. The“intentional visible dark root look” is a stylish statement , is it for everyone NO but can look oh so hot.
Feb 15, 2010
I came across your post for perms and loved them which brings me to my email, I got a perm about 2 weeks ago it was suppose to be a soft wavy , when I left the salon my hair looked beautiful styled exactly as I had wanted. Now after 2 weeks my hair looks dull lifeless with hardly any wavy left except certain pieces of the head which looks dreadful, I went back to see my stylist and he suggested to get a haircut thinking it might bring back some of the wavy. I got the haircut and now there is nothing left of the perm. My stylist wants to re-perm my hair but I am a little cautious because it feels a bit on the dry side, and when a friend saw my hair they told me that this too as happened to them and when they went to re-perm her hair it would not take and it left her hair looking fizzy, I don’t know what to do any suggestions would help
I am sorry to hear this Pamela but the truth is this does happen often with perming due to a few reasons, and this sounds like it might have been that while applying one of the two solutions in perming the hair was not completely saturated correctly hence straight bites. You did not indicate if your hair has color or highlights, sometimes this to might also be the case why there are results such as yours. The most important step in successful perming for the hairdresser’s part is to ensure that each and every rod, roller whatever used to create new texture to the hair is dripping well absorbed with the solutions.
It has been 2 weeks since you received the perm and I would have probably asked you to do the same thing (getting a haircut) so I do not think your stylist did you wrong there, and if he feels that your hair which is very hard to determine since I cannot see nor feel your hair can take another perm services I suggest you do it. However there are a few different steps to consider, 1/ it’s important that the stylist wraps your hair with the first solution and work quickly 2/ use alternating sizes in the perm rods etc, the reason; because your hair might reactivate what might still be present in your hair from your first perm service, 3/ as soon as it is done I would apply a clear gloss and make sure you are using the correct products in your hair as well as styling aids and go through them with you so you can recreate the look at home.
So if any of this applies to you I would go back in and have it redone and if the above information is followed I am almost sure I can guarantee a successful outcome. Good Luck
Feb 12, 2010
Feb 11, 2010
Feb 10, 2010
I received overwhelming amounts of comments and emails regarding the post I did “Add Texture To Your Hair: The New Perm”, so it’s time for part two. I talked about great new ways to do perms today, “texture hair services” something the general public like the hairdresser are ‘scarred of ’ because of past bad experiences. Let’s imagine we have no knowledge and in fact some of you might not have any negative experiences with a permanent wave, I like that! and contrary to what kinds of connotations there are associated with perms there isn’t a woman I know that has fine hair, straight hair who wouldn’t love to add and have a little texture added to their hair.