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Another Genius Move from Redken

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.



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!


When it’s time to let the grey show…

When it’s time to let the grey show…

One of the main reasons people color their hair is to conceal grey strands.  Due to age, stress or heredity, hair can start to grow in grey.  This complex phenomenon is due to strands stopping production of melanin, thus appearing white.  White hair mixed with natural color appears grey, and the higher the percentage of un-pigmented hair, the more grey the hair appears.  Most people associate grey hair with old age or aging (current grey hair trends excluded) and therefore, we tend to cover the evidence of time passing with chemical hair color.  Naturally, we don’t want to look old so we start the love affair with permanent hair color.  This involves maintenance, aka scheduled “root touch-ups”.  After an amount of time, some people choose to let their natural hair show through and go for a look that requires less maintenance.

This is where this hair blogger is going to insert her two-cents. When deciding to stop coloring your hair an extremely different color than what naturally grows out of your head, some folks just simply stop coloring the hair.  Just let that salt and pepper sloooooooooowly grow out.  This is a harsh look.  It is very obvious what is going on.  Completely stopping a high-maintenance beauty routine is very obvious.  Honestly, it is just not flattering.  At All. 

That being said, I’m sure if we do know someone who is perusing this route, I’m Sure it is because they don’t know about the options.  There are many ways to soften the stark line of permanent base color and get away from colors every 4-5 weeks. Depending on your natural color growing in, and what you were previously coloring your hair to, I promise there is a color option to ease the awkward grow out process.  The first step, because we are all different, is to discuss moving away from grey coverage to grey blending with your hair stylist.  Below, I give examples of these customized options.

Using a demi-permanent color process to tint lighter roots help to have a softer grow out, and less solid coverage.  This option is great for people who are used to being a light brown to blonde and have 50-100% grey hair.  This will still require some salon visits but much more spread out, and a great first step away from 100% grey coverage.

Another option to keep in mind is using highlights and lowlights to help soften the grow out line.  Dimensional color is a much softer grow out and can start letting some of your natural show through.  This way your friends wont be wondering what is going on in your life that is keeping you from regular beauty treatments.

These two options can be mixed and matched to fit what you have been coloring your hair, your natural color, and how often you would like to visit the salon.  A great stylist can guide you to the right choice for you and your lifestyle.

Lastly, a quote from a Redken Certified Stylist at Salon Disegno.

I think people just assume the only way out of the permanent root-color cycle is to grow the previous color off.  That just is not true! I say this because walking around with 3 inches of grey, followed, harshly, by previous color, banding the hair from roots to tips is one of my least favorite looks.  It just isn’t flattering to any face. “

So to sum up~ don’t be afraid to let your colorist know you are thinking of a lower- maintenance, more natural look.  You would be surprised of the options.  Hair color has come a long way, technology-wize.

You Need To Lighten Up!

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.


Get The Freshest Color All the Time

Get The Freshest Color All the Time

Love how your color looks super fresh from the salon?  If you are obsessed with vibrant red Ariel-stopsign hair, you know that after 2-3 weeks it’s losing that pop.  If you love the icy winter Elsa blonde hair, after about the same time, the environment can cause some dullness.  The worst?  When your deep, chocolate brown,hair gets a little too warm or brassy.  If you are as picky about your hair color as we personally are, we all know our color can lose its freshness between salon visits.  The Solution?

Color Maintenance & Enhancement Shampoo! This means Tressa Watercolors Shampoo.  This sulfate-free shampoo, in the correct shade for your hair can keep your color looking fresh from the bowl as long as possible.  Watercolors Shampoo deposit just the right amount of color while they cleanse, keeping haircolor vibrant and true-to-tone. The light reflecting pigments attach to porous parts of the hair, filling and adhering to the hair shaft, creating a color boost at every shampoo.  The more you lather the shampoo the softer the color effect.  This blogger has even been known to paint the shampoo on, let it sit, and then rinse for maximum color deposit.  Now, with great power, comes great responsibility!  Watercolor shampoos are only available from salons for a reason.  Choosing the wrong shade or having hair that is very porous can lead to undesired results.  This is why it is best to get a professional stylist to recommend a Watercolors shampoo for your hair and your desires.  Salon Disegno has got you!  Stop by either location and ask about Watercolors today.  At $13 a bottle, keeping your color as fresh as possible is a no-brainer.

NEW Chromatics Ultra Rich Color from Redken

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!

3 Things Your Stylist Wishes You Knew

3 Things Your Stylist Wishes You Knew

A visit to the salon is a time to relax and enjoy yourself while being pampered.  You should feel completely relaxed and confident that your stylist is on the same page as you.  So here are some things that stylists wish that their guests knew and kept in mind.  You being radiant and in love with your look is both of our goals.  So by strengthening our communication, we are bound to hit this out of the park!

1- You have an existing appointment scheduled and life happens.  Please give a quick call to let me know.  So, maybe your scheduled for a haircut and you saw some amazing face-framing honey highlights on a primetime actress last night.  Now you are thinking you really want some honey sparkle to your own hair.  Let me know! We can work it out.  Down for cut and color but thinking of letting your hair grow and opt for a conditioning treatment instead.  Let me know! Maybe now another guest can get her honey sparkles. Wither you can’t make it, running late, want to come earlier, want to add a service or take one off- let me know.  Making sure we have you scheduled for the correct service insures more people can get the salon treatment, and that means good hair karma.

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2- You got your hair done…. and… its ok, but you don’t love it.  That’s okay! Let me know.  There is always something we can do.  Please don’t walk around not liking your hair.  And it is always better to go back to the salon where the service was done.  That way we know exactly what is on your hair and fix the issue the healthiest way for your hair.  At Salon Disegno we have a two-week policy.  Please don’t hesitate to call if you have any questions or comments.  You and your stylist are on the same team and want the same goal.  If the situation occurs, do not fret!  We will make it right

3-  We promote and sell hair careen that we truly believe in.  To preserve the quality of your color and style products are a MUST.  When you purchase them from me, you are supporting my goals and funding my education.  I also have a 100% satisfaction guarantee.

redkenprod2014stay tuned for more things your stylist wishes you knew!!  have a certain question you want to ask a Redken stylist? Post it below and we’ll get back to you!


New From Redken #ColorRebel

New From Redken #ColorRebel


Life Is Too Short To Have Boring Hair! Change up your look in a minute flat with Redken’s new Color Rebel.  A hair make-up that goes on easy and dries fast.  Five high-fashion colors to choose from, the only limit is your imagination.  The water-based ink technology with potent pigment can be used on any type of hair and will show vibrantly on even the darkest hair.




Alright, if you have ever tried any “Hair Chalk” or any other temporary hair color~ let me set your mind at ease.  Color Rebel won’t smudge off on clothes.  The color washes out on average after 2 shampoos.  Oh course, if you have extra porous hair or bleached strands the color can hold on for longer.  On the other hand, if your ColorRebel strands are clashing with your current outfit, using Redken Argon 6 oil or Diamond Shatter-proof Shine will take the hair make-up right off so you can play again.

Yes, You can curl and flat iron your hair with Color Rebel in.  As with any topical hair product, be careful of product transfer onto hot tools.  Brushing the hair with color rebel before it dries can defuse pigment for an airier look.  Want a more bold statement? Layer the product for intense results.

Color Rebel is MEA and ammonia free.  For medium-length hair, one tube of Color Rebel offers 10-15 applications.  All 5 shades are ready for you to pick up at both Salon Disegno locations. $25.





We want to see what you’re creating with Color Rebel!  Tag your looks on Instagram and Facebook with #ColorRebel #SalonDisegno Show us the ways you’re getting colorful.



Calling All Blondes!

Calling All Blondes!

Born Blonde, But your hair doesn’t remember?

Want to light up a dark room?

 Is Gwen Stephani, Daenerys Targaryen, or Lady Gaga your blonde Ambition?

Or are you a colorist who happens upon this at work?


The Heavens have opened up and the angels at Redken have brought you a gift!


Introducing Redken’s Flash Lift


Meet Redken’s coolest lightener yet. Flash lift gives maximum power in a lightening powder. With this ground-breaking product you can achieve up to 8 levels of stunning lift.

20% faster than ever before

It is the first powder lightener to achieve this lift safely. It contains conditioning B5 for high-lift with zero sacrifice to hair. Also, for you colorists, you can customize it for your clients needs.

Best Part: You can know use 30 volume pro-oxide ON THE SCALP with out the fear of the hair police taking you off to jail.


At Salon Disegno, we love the blondes! Ask your stylist today what we can do for you! With this scientific breakthrough the unimaginable is now possible.

Blondes, Rejoyce!