I have over 30 years of hands on experience, I've attended classes at the Paul Mitchell Academy, and continue to attend seminars and classes whenever possible...
Some services I employ:
- Wet or Dry, scissor, razor, or clipper cutting, tailored to your individual hair type, and yes I know how to cut curly hair!
- Virgin or touch-up color applications using the highest quality demi, semi, or permanent hair color.
- Virgin or touch up double process lightening.
- Full or partial highlight and lowlight applications using precise color placement to achieve soft natural highlights, blend grey, or go full out for the latest in paneling and block color effects.
- High fashion colors by Vivid Color by Pravana. Pink, Blue, Purple, or all of the above, I can make it happen!
- Color correction is my specialty. If you tried it yourself let me fix it.
These colors deposit color without lifting (the cause for regrowth or roots). This type of color is ammonia free and fades naturally over many weeks or months. Demi-permanent color is great for covering grey (not 100 percent, however), or adding a little spark or sparkle. I use Kenra Demi Permanent Hair Color.
These are colors which fade out almost completely over several weeks. These types of colors will only blend grey, but they are also the types of colors used for primary color effects such as pink, blue, red, or green. They add exceptional shine and can give body and decrease frizz.
High Fashion Colors
These colors are usually achieved by a process of lightening, and then applying a temporary color. I use Vivid Color by Pravana, which I have found achieves a quality color, as well as holding for several weeks longer than other temporary colors. If lightening of the hair is not done properly, this technique often results in off tones. If you want blue, and lighten the hair to yellow (as opposed to platinum) you get green; blue + yellow = green. This type of color technique is best attempted by a professional with very high quality training, experience, and products.
Full or Partial Highlights
Color weaving and/or balyage/color painting, are tools we use to achieve that sunkissed blonde, or go all out to give paneled or Ombre color looks. Foil is used to place the color or lightener precisely where it’s needed. Toning or glossing (basically using a temporary or semi/demi-permanent color, fyi) may be used after lightening to alter the color, or seal the cuticle for extra shine. Again, I use Kenra Permanent Hair Color, or Paul Mitchell Lightener for lifting color, and Kenra Demi Permanent Hair Color for toning.
This is what stylists use for covering grey 100%, or if a little (or a lot) of lift is wanted. This type of color requires commitment, but it can be worth it. I use. It achieves wonderful tones, covers grey beautifully, and always leaves the hair in perfect condition.
Double Process Lightening
This is how Platinum Blonde is achieved; if done poperly it leaves the hair in good condition and can look stunning. However, it takes a true professional and should only be done with the greatest of care. I use Paul Mitchell Lightener; I find this product lifts quickly, and leaves the hair with good moisture and elasticity. This keeps your hair's shine and health intact.
Color correction is my specialty; I have extensive experience fixing other peoples mistakes. This requires commitment of time and patience. It also requires a consultation to best determine what type of process will be used. It can be as easy as a one hour toner appointment or as complex as a 5 to 8 hour color removal and re-color. This means it can be veery pricey, think before you try that home color kit.