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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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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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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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Frizz? Dissmiss That!

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Frizz? Dissmiss That!

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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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Get The Freshest Color All the Time

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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.

5 Promises To Make Yourself in 2015

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5 Promises To Make Yourself in 2015

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With this new year upon us, people tend to make resolutions.  That is great!  But resolutions tend to die quickly in the new year.  So let me suggest some promises you can make yourself to help you hair shine in 2015!

1) I promise to treat my hair one a week.  We love when our hair loves us!  So why not show your tresses some love?  A weekly deep conditioning and add condition, shine and strength to your hair.  Take the time to squeeze the water out of your hair and apply a deep treatment.  Let it sit on 5-10 minutes and rinse.  You’ll be amazed at the results.  Ask your stylist which is right for you!

2) I will use heat protection when I use my hot tools on my hair. Every. Time.  Yes, heat protection is essential. Yes, you need it.  And no, it doesn’t work unless you use it.  There are lots of ways to get heat protection there are even shampoos and conditioners with it built in.  Get yourself this essential item asap.

3) I will utilize dry shampoo to extend my style. Washing and styling take a toll on the hair so if we can eliminate one shampoo/style a week, your hair will thank you all throughout 2015.

4) I will protect my color (synthetic or not) with color safe shampoo and conditioner.  If you spend the time and money on your color, or just blessed with natural amazing color- promise to protect it with color-safe shampoo and conditioner.  So easy!

5) I will be gentle to my hair when it is wet.  When your hair is wet, it is much more fragile.  Try and refrain from brushing, hard coming, or even pulling it up tightly.  This can cause breakage.  So treat your damp hair with loving care, and it will love you back!

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Here’s to Healthy Hair in 2015!!

Static is Coming… with winter.

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Static is Coming… with winter.

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We’ve all been there. With the cooler weather comes the horrible static issue, along with hats and scarfs. So what’s a girl to do? Having “shocking” hair sure is not cute.  I’m sure you’ve heard of rubbing dryer sheets on your hair, but those potent chemicals can not be good for keeping locks supple and shiny. So, for those of us who experience serious static in the fall and winter months, I offer you a simple solution.

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Pureology’s Colour Fanatic.  With 21 essential benefits.
This leave-in detangling lotion has many uses. As it infuses your hair with light moisture it, stops static in it’s tracks.  It also prevents against fade-age while strengthening hair fibers.  With all this, and heat protection, what more can you ask for?  Faster drying time? Ok, It does that too! To see hair airy and polished, spray on damp or towel dried hair before your normal styling products. After your regular styling, you’ll notice the freedom from static! Effects last till the next shampoo.  Available at both locations in a full 6.7 fl oz or a petite 1 fl oz.

We Love Mirabella Colour Vinyls!

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We Love Mirabella Colour Vinyls!

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Available in 12 new highly pigmented colors, this gel formula of glossy lipsticks boasts Super Shine technology and 10-hour color wear. It features a new, smaller bullet designed to expertly conform to the lip, preventing smudging, feathering and over-application. The formulation contains raspberry-extract to moisturize lips and preserve elasticity, along with argan oil and lychee extract to hydrate and provide antioxidants. It’s available in assorted pink, coral, berry and caramel hues and uses special coated pigments to ensure even color application.   Watch the video below to see how easy it is to try on a color!  Which one will you love?

 

The 12 new shades offered are Scarlet Sparkle, Caramel Crème, Pink Polish, Rosy Rouge, Cherry Shine, Coral Flash, Lavender Lustre, Icy Violet, Glossy Ginger, Mulberry Mocha, Vintage Vibe and Metallic Blush.

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Come in to any Salon Disegno and ask to try on some colour vinyl!  Your lip luxury is waiting~

Need Some more Professional Make-up Help?  We offer make-up events with Mirabella professionals who can answer all your questions and help you create beautiful make-up looks all by yourself, everyday!  Call or Check our Facebook page (look to the right) to see when the next event is! xxoo!

New From Pureology CURL complete!

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New From Pureology CURL complete!

Did you know 70% of women in the U.S. have slightly wavy to very curly hair?

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This new line is for all color-treated curls and waves! Coconut oil-enriched formulas with exclusive Anti-fade complex envelop strands. This helps reduce breakage, replenish moisture and help erase frizz.

Coconut oil has a high concentration of vitamin E and rebalancing blend of fatty acids, restoring hair’s moisture from root to tip.

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Leading the group of this amazing line is the unique low lathering cleanser that gently removes residue and protects the hair fiber. Afterwards, indulge in the Curl complete condition.   It detangles and helps lock in moisture for humidity protection. Need a bit more moisture? Use the moisture melt masque to deep condition to enhance definition and bounce.
Completing the line is 3 styling products. Taming Butter, a leave-in styling cream instantly tames rebellious curls with frizz control, improved manageability and definition. Uplifting Curl is a light spray gel that revives lifeless curls. The star Product is the dual formula, Curl Extend. It locks in moisture and shape for lasting frizz control and curl memory. Can be used on all curls as a primer or a refresher throughout the day.

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If you know anyone with curly hair, or have this blessing yourself, you know the heartache of frizz and dryness!  With this system and a great stylist behind you, you CAN achieve natural-feeling, frizz-free definition that lasts 3 days.  Hurry in to grab some!

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New Treatment From Redken!

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New Treatment From Redken!

So, let’s be real here. We all know that the flat-iron isn’t good for your hair. It’s hot. It burns. And it can snag your hair. But what if flat-ironing your hair could actually be good for it? What if it made your hair healthier? Shinier?

With the new Redken steam infusion treatment, smoothing your hair can improve the strength, shine or softness of your tresses.  The continuous pressurized steam can propel a selected Redken treatment into your hair.  This treatment transforms your locks to become incredibly shiny with a natural fluid movement.  The results are awesome, to say the least. You have to feel it to believe it!

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This tool, only available for stylist to use on you in salons, is a technological breakthrough that you have to try. While the smoothness lasts untill your next shampoo, the results can be felt for even longer.

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Want to know more? Want to see it in action? Watch below!

Also, for all you Salon Disegno followers, this fabulous treatment is available through the whole month of August 2013 for only 6 dollars! What? That is not a typo. Why? Because it is our 6th birthday at Salon Disegno and WE give the presents on our birthday… to you!  Ask your stylist today to pick what your hair needs and feel the results today!