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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.

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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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5 Ways to Thank Your Hairstylist

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5 Ways to Thank Your Hairstylist

Ever thought to yourself, “I really want to show my stylist how much I appreciate him/her…but what can I do?” We hear you. So we put together a list of 5 awesome ways to show your hairstylist how much you care:

1.) Referrals. Nothing says, “I love you,” more than sending your friends and family to your stylist. This shows that you really enjoy their work and want to share that with the ones you love. Even the most talented stylists have their moments of doubt, so it is so important to have the reassurance that comes with loyal clients sending in referrals. If you love your hairstylist, send them referrals!

2.) Retail. Trust us, we hate pushy salespeople just as much as you do. Our goal when offering our clients shampoos, conditioners, and styling products is not to sell – it is to educate them on what nutrients their hair needs and send them home with products that contain those nutrients in order to maintain that just-left-the-salon look, even when it has been 8 weeks since the last visit. There are no words more painful to hear as a stylist than, “Oh, I’ll just buy it at Ulta.” Buy your products from your stylist because they care enough about you to tell you exactly how to keep your hair healthy and beautiful all year long.

3.) Reviews. Does your stylist’s salon have a Facebook page? A website? A link on Google+ or Yelp? Leave them a review! It’s 2016, people. The first thing that anyone looking for anything turns to is Google. Reviews are such a huge tool in finding the right stylist, so be specific when explaining why you love yours!

4.) Gift Certificates. This goes right along with referrals. Have a friend who is in SERIOUS need of a haircut but refuses to go to a salon because of finances? Buy her a gift certificate and send her in to see your stylist! All it takes is one AMAZING haircut to get her to love your stylist just as much as you do! Who knows, maybe you can start booking your appointments together for a fun girls’ night!

5.) Rebooking. We understand that you don’t know what your schedule will look like 8 weeks from now. We understand that you never know what is going on with your kids’ sports/school events. Rebooking your next appointment before you leave the salon insures that you have a spot on your stylist’s book, and even if you need to reschedule that appointment when it gets closer, it’s a lot easier to move around an existing appointment than it is to create a new one. Your stylist will be a lot more willing to work with your schedule if you regularly rebook your appointments because it shows that you understand that your stylist’s time is valuable.

 


 

Don’t Blow Dry~ Glow Dry!

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Don’t Blow Dry~ Glow Dry!

This year make your hair your Valentine! Give your hair some love while you heat style and your hair will be sure to thank you!  This leave-in is for all hair types that need a beautiful, long lasting blow dry with heat protection and shine for days. Don’t let the word “oil” scare you- this formula absorbs right away and is ultra lightweight and airy!

Check out Suki Waterhouse in a Redken short below.

 

If you are all about face primers, eye-shadow primers, primer for the matte lipstick – don’t forget to prime your hair!  You’ll thank me for it later.

This heat-responsive miracle is available at all Salon Disegno locations $34 for a very generous supply.

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Frizz? Dissmiss That!

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Frizz? Dissmiss That!

FINALLY!!!

As a hairstylist, one of the main problems I hear about constantly is frizz.  Frizz is not cute.  It can ruin a blow out, robs definition from curls, and frizz takes away from a ‘put-together’ look.  Wild banshee is not what i was going for…  But the people with the hardest struggle is the fine-hair frizz prone!  So many products that promise zero-frizz weigh down the hair! And, no! It is not too much to ask for frizz-free, full hair!  Redken, our sweet, dear friends, have developed frizz-fighting line for all hair types.   Check out the video below.

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Here is the break down!  Frizz Dismiss features a Sulfate-Free Shampoo that works in tandem with a conditioner to provide smoothness and manageability while protecting hair from humidity for lasting frizz control.  If you need a deep conditioning,  Frizz Dismiss Mask is an intensive rinse-out treatment that provides humidity protection and smoothing.  Where things get customizable for your hair texture and humidity level, is the products!  Ever use a dryer sheet to stop static? Why not use something made for hair? Frizz Dismiss FPF 10 Fly-Away Fix finishing sheets for all hair types dismiss static and eliminate fly-aways.  Keep some in your purse for emergencies.  We love a spray lotion!  You get easy, even saturation of the product on the hair, and your hands stay goop-free! Frizz Dismiss FPF 20 Smooth Force lightweight smoothing lotion spray is for fine to medium hair types in low to high humidity.  If you’re a fan of leave in oils, Frizz Dismiss Deflate is for you!  We love to blend this oil into your everyday styling product for extra frizz protection. Lastly, we have the magic for the thick, coarse hair that resides in Georgia!  Curly or straight, this leave in creme has got your back. Frizz Dismiss FPF 40 Rebel Tame leave-in smoothing control cream is for coarse hair types in medium to high humidity.   Redken even made this handy chart to help pick which product is best for you!

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This entire system is now available at both Salon Disegno locations.  We have been loving this line and want to try it on you!  Honestly, frizz happens, but with Redken’s new products, we can dismiss that! Bye, Frizz!

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