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Mermaids & Unicorns

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Mermaids & Unicorns

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Bright hair is everywhere lately!  Mermaidians and Unicorn tribe is now a way of life.  Some people go big, transforming their hair, reminding this blogger of My Little Ponies, in a great way!  If you have been thinking of living in Technicolor, read below to know some basic facts about taking the plunge into a vivid, colorful hair dream.

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How do you get your hair this Rainbow Bright?  The key to these colors’ vibrancy is a two-step process.  First, the hair must be pre-lightened (read bleach) to achieve a light enough canvas to see the hue.  Some colors require more lightness as a background than others.  Pastels are only achievable on the lightest of pale blonde hair.  Hot tip: if your stylist suggests Olaplex, Ph Bonder, or other strengthening treatments- do it.  Bright colors don’t last on compromised (read: fried) hair.  The stronger your hair, the better the results.

After the hair is lightened, the direct dye (the most vibrant hair color available) is deposited on dried strands.  This process is known to be lengthy, so younger kids and fidgety people, beware!  That being said, if only some parts of the hair is to be super colorful, I do recommend a gloss or some color on the other parts of the hair so the shine is consistent. For example, if you are just putting hot pink on the ends of your hair, a gloss on the root area to the pink really completes the look.

img_3132Lets talk about salon maintenance.  This looks really needs to be refreshed every 4-6 weeks depending on your shampoo schedule.  FYI- the lightening does not have to be done every time, just the color deposit if you don’t mind how your hair has grown.  This really depends on the look that you are going for.

Unfortunately, the maintenance for this look does not end with salon visits.  A color protecting shampoo and conditioner are a MUST for this adventurous look.  If you heat style your hair regularly, a heat-protectant is also needed.   Dry shampoo is a great way to stretch out time between shampoo, making color last even longer.  After washing your hair, be mindful of the towel or any other cloth that comes into contact with your wet hair.  White towels can become pink; pillowcases can grab purple, etc.

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Some colors even glow under black light.

Be forewarned that while rocking this awesome look, people will stare at you.  People will ask you if that is your natural color ( har-de-har, dad jokes). But some say that is the best part!  This is not a look for wallflowers.  You can always do a little peek-a-boo piece to see if you are ready to commit.

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One last thing to consider:  removing the direct dyes that are used for these looks is best left to a professional.  We have lots of tricks up our sleeves, but know, as awesome as we are, changing you back to “normal” can be a process.  Don’t let that scare you – talk to your stylist today about a jewel shade or candy hue today!

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Another Genius Move from Redken

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Another Genius Move from Redken

New from Redken is a line of cleansers that truly lives up to it’s name.  Redken Genius Wash is a cleansing conditioner that gently cleans your parched or colored locks.  There are 3 levels of condition to choose from and all are paraben-free with no sulfates, harsh salts or chemicals.  Shampooing your hair frequently can cause frizz and dull color.  This system provides a solution for clean hair when you really don’t want to shampoo your hair.

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How can a Genius Wash help your hair?  In one step you have gentle cleaning plus extra conditioning.  Your color will last longer!  Incorporating this into your hair cleaning routine increases manageability while pampering your strands for extra bounce and shine. Genius wash has concentrated apricot oils and soy protein formulated for your hair type.

How do you use Genius Wash?  Simply alternate washing with traditional shampoo and Genius Wash.  If you wash everyday, use Genius Wash for every third wash.  If you wash your hair less frequently, use Genius Wash for every other wash.  Your hair will thank you. Apply a generous amount (about 10-14 pumps) and distribute evenly through damp hair.  Gently massage.  Leave in for 2-5 minutes for best results then rinse thoroughly.  Talk to your stylist about the best one for your hair needs and instantly become genius!

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The “Secret” your stylist is dying to tell you.

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The “Secret” your stylist is dying to tell you.

As a stylist and hair colorist, sometimes people can confuse us with magicians.  Believe me, we wish we were.  Hair color and other hair chemical services are science, and science has rules.  If you are a fan of chemical hair services, you have probably noticed the aftermath.  Bonds being broken in the hair cause damage to the hair structure.  Damage is seen as broken hair, wiggly or frizzy hair, limp and lifeless strands or inability to hold color.  The secret?  We now have an incredible tool to combat hair damage for all hair types.

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Olaplex! Olaplex is a system stylists can use to get healthier hair results.  It dramatically reduces breakage with any chemical services.  Olaplex will relink the bonds that are broken during a chemical service and strengthen the hair immediately. Olaplex makes your hair stronger, healthier, and color will last longer.

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This incredible tool can be used just as a treatment for distressed hair to help rebuild the strength, structure and integrity to the point where you can proceed with a chemical service.  Olaplex can also be used with hilights, balayage, on-the-scalp lightener, extensions, keratin treatments, relaxers, perms, thermal straighteners and to repair bounce to naturally curly hair.

The system has three parts.  No 1 an No 2 are used by your stylist and No 3 is a take home treatment designed to keep the hair in pristine condition. Once you experience this system, you’ll never want to be with out it.  Want your stylist to love you? Ask about using Olaplex with your next chemical service and watch them smile.  Olaplex is available to experience at Salon Disegno this moment.

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The NEW brow look

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The NEW brow look

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We all know how important brows are to the face and we all want fresh, fashionable, and totally groomed brows.  Did you know solid, powdered in brows are so last season? What’s on trend? We want a full, brushed and deepened brow that is enhanced but natural looking, even close up.   The key to this look is  a tiny pencil, matching your shade of brows, applied with short, angled strokes.  After you apply the pencil in the direction of hair growth, you then use a tiny brush to push brows up and out to show off fullness.  Finally, set the look with Mirabella brow shaper.  Need more How To? Check out the short video below that not only shows the steps, it helps you find the proper place for your brows to end and begin.  Thank goodness for brow gurus and Youtube!  Still feel clueless even after the video? Come to the salon- Your stylist is waiting to help you!

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Unicorn and Mermaid Hair

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Unicorn and Mermaid Hair

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Bright hair is everywhere lately!  Mermaidians and Unicorn tribe is now a way of life.  Some people go big, transforming their hair, reminding this blogger of My Little Ponies, in a great way!  If you have been thinking of living in Technicolor, read below to know some basic facts about taking the plunge into a vivid, colorful hair dream.

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This Blogger’s work.

How do you get your hair this Rainbow Bright?  The key to these colors’ vibrancy is a two-step process.  First, the hair must be pre-lightened (read bleach) to achieve a light enough canvas to see the hue.  Some colors require more lightness as a background than others.  Pastels are only achievable on the lightest of pale blonde hair.  Hot tip: if your stylist suggests Olaplex, Ph Bonder, or other strengthening treatments- do it.  Bright colors don’t last on compromised (read: fried) hair.  The stronger your hair, the better the results.  After the hair is lightened, the direct dye (the most vibrant hair color available) is deposited on dried strands.  This process is known to be lengthy, so younger kids and fidgety people, beware!  That being said, if only some parts of the hair is to be super colorful, I do recommend a gloss or some color on the other parts of the hair so the shine is consistent. For example, if you are just putting hot pink on the ends of your hair, a gloss on the root area to the pink really completes the look.

img_3132Lets talk about salon maintenance.  This looks really needs to be refreshed every 4-6 weeks depending on your shampoo schedule.  FYI- the lightening does not have to be done every time, just the color deposit if you don’t mind how your hair has grown.  This really depends on the look that you are going for.

 

Unfortunately, the maintenance for this look does not end with salon visits.  A color protecting shampoo and conditioner are a MUST for this adventurous look.  If you heat style your hair regularly, a heat-protectant is also needed.   Dry shampoo is a great way to stretch out time between shampoo, making color last even longer.  After washing your hair, be mindful of the towel or any other cloth that comes into contact with your wet hair.  White towels can become pink; pillowcases can grab purple, etc.

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Some colors even glow under black light.

Be forewarned that while rocking this awesome look, people will stare at you.  People will ask you if that is your natural color ( har-de-har, dad jokes). But some say that is the best part!  This is not a look for wallflowers.  You can always do a little peek-a-boo piece to see if you are ready to commit.

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One last thing to consider:  removing the direct dyes that are used for these looks is best left to a professional.  We have lots of tricks up our sleeves, but know, as awesome as we are, changing you back to “normal” can be a process.  Don’t let that scare you – talk to your stylist today about a jewel shade or candy hue today!

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Your Hair Wishes You Would Use This!

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Your Hair Wishes You Would Use This!

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New! From Redken, comes an all-in-one multi-benefit treatment.  How can I say your hair wants you to use this with so many types of hair? How can one product be so diverse?  Well, mostly because Redken is amazing but more specifically this leave-in/rinse-out treatment is for all hair types.  Hence the name, One United.   One United boasts 25 unique benefits for those of you who need to know- they are listed at the end of this post.  Some of our favorite qualities are coconut oil lightly blended into to provide condition, manageability, and shine.  It provides heat protection from wheat proteins and xylose sugars.  It is anti-static and makes blow drying easier.  This product has been flying off the shelves here at Salon Disegno.  After shampooing, simply spray evenly on damp hair.  Leave-in for nourishment or rinse-out after 1-2 minutes for light weight condition.  The biggest thing we noticed is that after one application, hair felt silkier and healthier, and made the blow dry much easier- especially with the frizz.  Try a petite size or fall in love with super-generous  size, 13.5 oz.

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One United has 25 benefits- listed below:

1. Conditions
2. Nourishes
3. Improves manageability
4. Helps even porous hair
5. Reduces dryness
6. Detangles
7. Instant results
8. Ideal cutting lotion
9. Primes hair for styling
10. Helps prevent breaking from brushing
11. Safe for color-treated hair
12. Helps prevent heat damage
13. Helps prevent split ends
14. Helps seal in hair cuticle
15. Safe for ombre hair
16. Helps shield vs. external aggressors
17. Gives silky touch
18. Adds smoothness
19. Adds shine
20. Helps control frizz
21. Anti-static
22. Controls fly-aways
23. Makes blow-dry easier
24. Style refresher
25. Lightweight results

 

 

You Need To Lighten Up!

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You Need To Lighten Up!

With warmer weather on the way, styles are starting to change.  Bye, boots! Hello, sandals! Wardrobe changes isn’t the only thing our salon is noticing.  Hair color is lightening up!  Longer days, more sun, and the thoughts of vacation are all around us.  This is reflected in the haircolor our guests ask for.  New soft, blurred and hand-painted hi-lighting techniques that are coming to the fashion fore-front are in high demand!  And what is awesome, is because these looks are so soft, lightening the hair is now open to more people.   Dark hair? Olive skin? Don’t think blonde would suit you?  Scared of maintenance? The clouds have parted, and we all can lighten up our hair! Check out the slide show below for some inspiration and dream light!

 

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This March, Redken launched their new three part lightening system designed for lightening every hair level (that means darkness of hair.) Blonde Idol Color gives your stylist the tools they need to lighten every level from dark brunettes to light blondes.  They can provide on-trend platinum, lighten up with rich caramel highlights, anything between balayage to ombre, and more!  And because it is from Redken, you know the science is there to protect the hair’s integrity.

Now, Once you have been blessed with your new lightened look, don’t forget to take care!  At home hair-care is what is going to make or break the new sunny you.  To keep your hair shining, soft and on-tone- Redken Blonde Idol shampoo and custom-tone conditioner is a must.

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Need Long Hair? Get Extreme Lengths with Redken!

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Need Long Hair? Get Extreme Lengths with Redken!

If you are like Soo Joo Park, the model for Redken’s newest revamped line, Extreme, you have some long hair dreams that you need to come to life.  Depending on how you treat your hair and your diet, the average person’s hair can grow 3-6 inches in a year.  If you want to go for the 6 inches and beyond, you are going to need to pamper your hair.  Along with Redken’s Extreme Shampoo, using one or both of the two new additions to the Extreme line is going to get you the strongest, healthiest hair you can grow yourself.

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Extreme Lengths Primer

The First new Product to introduce is the Extreme Length Prime.  This is a treatment to be used after shampooing with Extreme, left in for 5-15 minutes and then rinsed out.  Weightless condition that is infused with biotin builds strength from roots to tips, helping you achieve maximum length.

The other half of the new duo is the Extreme lengths Sealer.  This innovative product comes ready for business.  You can apply this wet or dry hair.  Target the most distressed parts of your tresses or apply all over.  This formula also utilizes biotin to strengthen hair and add shine.  The unique applicator is a soft brush to help you coat all of the ends and seal them to prevent split ends.  The best time to start this product is right after a trip to your stylist, so ends are fresh and can stay that way.  When it comes to split ends, there is no permanent repair.  But, you can prevent the splits and if there are already some gnarly ends, the sealer can stop them from increasing until you can get those ends dusted.  We all know growing out that “lob” or pixie seems to take forever, so why not go to the extreme to get the length?

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Extreme Lengths Sealer

This new Duo is available now.  introductory Duo packs are $39.  A great deal while it lasts, the primer alone is $23 and the sealer solo is $25.  If 2015 is the year for your long hair, don’t care, snatch the duo pack before we run out!

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NEW Chromatics Ultra Rich Color from Redken

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NEW Chromatics Ultra Rich Color from Redken

A whole NEW color line from Redken!  You have probably heard of Redken Chromatics- a fabulous luxury color line with prismatic, healthy results.  Chromatics has a multi-dimensional effects, showing off natural peaks and valleys of tonality.  What Chromatics Ultra Rich offers something completely different with the same No Ammonia delivery system.  Chromatics Ultra Rich lets you achieve monochromatic hues with luminous shine and uniform results from roots to ends.  Basically- Chromatics is like a shimmery lip gloss and Chromatics Ultra Rich is your lipstick.  Now your stylist has more tools to get you the exact look you crave.  Watch this minute video to see Chromatic Ultra Rich color in action!

Ultra_Rich_Pinned_Posts9 We are so excited to give our clients the exact look they want while keeping the hair its healthiest.  See you in the Chair!