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Haircut and hair color consultations

Great hair looks begin with a great consultation. Review this page if you are ready for a consultation appointment with your hair stylist. Make the most out of your consultation time by familiarizing with meanings of terms used. Know what you’d like to achieve at the end of your appointment. If you know these already and have had these services done in the past, book your appointment.

CONSULTATION

Great hair results start with great consultations. Sharing your hair goals is an important to build a trusting relationship with your stylist.

Haircut Consultation

We discuss your personal style, preferences, and hair goals to create a look that perfectly suits you. Our expert stylists will consider your hair type, face shape, and lifestyle to recommend the best cut for you. Whether you’re looking for a drastic change or a subtle trim, we’ll guide you through the options, lengths, layers, and textures. By the time the stylist is done with your appointment, you’ll know how to maintain your new haircut, styling techniques and the knowhow to use the products that get you the look. Our goal is twofold: One,  Ensure you leave the salon with a haircut that not only looks great but also feels great and is easy to replicate, and also to help you keep your hair healthy while looking it’s best.

Hair Color Consultation

This is where we delve into the art of color and its application to hair design. Our stylists use the color wheel and basic color theory to pick the right colors that go well with your skin tones. We start with the primary colors: red, green, and blue – these form the foundation of all other hues. Mixing these gets us secondary colors and further color blending gives us tertiary colors, expanding our choice to get you the right shade. We also consider neutral colors, like black and white, they play an important role in various color schemes. Whether you’re looking for a light or a darker shade, our stylists’ expertise in tints and tones ensures the right match. We enhance vibrancy by using Shades EQ Gloss on most color services for a bolder statement. Our knowledge of color blending allows personalized color. By analyzing skin tones and matching the right colors, we achieve color harmony – ensuring every client leaves with a color that fits their style and personality.

Base color:
Hair Color applied at the root area or all-over before a dimensional/creative color technique is done.

Gray Coverage:
Permanent Hair color to provide exceptional gray coverage with resistance to fading.

Single-process:
A single process refers to any color service that is done in one step. This can be using a permanent hair color that lightens and deposits, a glaze, highlights/lowlights without toning, or a creative color service with only one process. During your consultation, you may choose to get other services in conjunction with this one.

Double-process:
A double-process hair color refers to anytime two-color services are done in one visit. Generally, this is done by doing the first color service, washing and drying the hair, then doing the second color. This can include lightening the hair then applying a toner, or doing a permanent color followed by a glaze.

Contrast:
Contrast is a value applied to highlights. High-contrast highlights are much lighter than the surrounding hair to provide a dramatic look. Lower contrast highlights result in a more natural look.

Cool:
Cool is a tonal value that can apply to blonde, brunette, and red shades. A color is said to have “cool tones” if it tends toward blue, violet or green. Cool colors include platinum blondes, ash browns, and plum reds.

Dimension:
Dimension refers to the range of tones in your hair. A single color lacks dimension or is flat. Your stylist can add dimension to your hair with highlights or lowlights. this can be added to other services and can be discussed with your stylist during your consultation.

Demi foils:
Highlights are done by applying about half a dozen or so foils or painted-on pieces, usually focused on framing the face.

Gloss:
Shades EQ, equalizing conditioning color with a gentle, no-ammonia acidic formula, is a mix of direct and oxidative dyes that may be used to refresh all permanent hair color.

Balayage:
Hair Painting, a.k.a balayage, is the process of free-handing or sweeping hair color, lightener or toner downwards in soft strokes directly on the surface of the desired section. This method is used to create dimension with a natural, softer look. During your consultation, you could add many of the other services to your appointment. Ask your stylist about it.

Highlights:
Highlighting hair means isolating select strands in the hair and treating them with a hair color or lightener to make them lighter than their base/natural color. Highlights can add dimension by contrasting with the rest of the hair and are created with foils, a cap or special combs or brushes used for “painting on” the color.

Lift:
Lift is the process of lightening the color of the hair. Different hair color formulations have different lifting abilities.

Lowlights:
Lowlights are created by using color with foils, caps, or painted on to darken specific pieces and create dimension. Generally low lights will be 2-3 levels darker than your basecolor and slightly warmer. This can be used for a more natural look or create accents within the hair.

Rebalancing:
Rebalancing is the process of bringing the hair back into balance and can be created with the combination of highlights and lowlights, and/or glazes.

Texture:
Texture, as defined by the diameter of an individual hair strand, is generally described as fine, medium, or coarse. Your stylist will factor in your hair’s texture when determining your best color formulation. During your consultation you could ask about Cezzane or Brazilian Blowout services

Vivid colors:
These are hair colors that are not achieved in a natural tone. These include colors and/or hues of colors such as red, purple, green, orange, yellow, blue and other combinations. These colors are best achieved when applied to pale blonde hair.

Tone:
Tone, in hair color, is the term used to describe a specific colors like ‘golden’ blonde, ‘coppery’ red, ‘ash’ brown. Colors are divided into warm tones and cool tones.

Warm:
Warm is a tonal value that can apply to blonde, brunette, and red shades. A color is said to have “warm tones” if it tends toward yellow, orange or red. Warm colors include golden blondes, auburn brunettes, and coppery.