Showing posts with label balayage. Show all posts
Showing posts with label balayage. Show all posts

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

I'm all about the Balayage

Currently trending, balayage. Women love it, and with summer here a low maintenance, sun-kissed look is ideal.

We have everything you need to make Balayage easy and convenient. Adding these accessories will speed up application and processing time!



Multi-Use Color Cart
Keep your color supplies organized and
easy to reach with this handy color cart on wheels!


6 Piece Bowl And Brush Set
Set of 3 brightly colored bowls in pink, teal, and purple with matching feather bristle brushes. Perfect for staying organized during multi-formula applications.
Bowls interlock, creating a stable surface, are stackable, and have a non-slip rubber ring on the bottom.



Balayage Board With Palette
Balayage Clips / 15 Pack

Salon Masters Hair Steamer/Chemical Processor
An essential and easy to use tool that utilizes steam to open cuticles
(which lock the hair into its follicle) for better penetration of conditioners and treatments. Also, moistens the hair. Features large 20-minute tank, thermal protector circuit automatically shuts off 20-minute steamer if there is no water in the water bottle. Easy to clean hood, water bottle and residue collector.

Details:
Reduces processing time of hair color and conditioning treatment. Thermal protector circuit automatically shuts off steamer if there is no water in the water bottle. Easy to clean hood, water bottle, and residue collector.



Click here to see everything and anything you need to make your hair coloring services as accommodating as possible, for not only your clients but your staff as well!

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

So Long Ombre.. Hello Balayage!

The ombre trend has definitely faded, but there's a new highlighting trend in town! Say hello to balayage, a popular highlighting technique that's gathering a lot of attention, especially for Spring and Summer. Instead of the dramatic, contrasting colors that ombre provides, balayage is a subtle, more natural sun-kissed look. Balayage is actually a french word meaning "to swoop" or "to paint," which creates a softer, beautiful and almost all-natural look. With summer rapidly approaching, a lot of your clients are going to want lighter hair... especially since celebrities like Lana Del Rey and Khloe Kardashian have been seen sporting it! 
But are you prepared for the balayage trend? Here at Pure Spa Direct, we just got in the ColorTrak Tools Balayage Board and Brush Set that will have you all set up for this latest hair trend. This brush contains shorter brush bristles for precise coloring, as well as a slightly curved board on 2 side to better suit head shape! You'll also be quite comfortable performing this service, as the handle allows for stability. 

You'll also need to protect each highlight! Check out our film roll which is specifically for balayage treatments. For all of your salon highlighting needs, please click here, and make sure you're prepared this summer for your clients looking to get that sun-kissed balayage look!

Friday, January 30, 2015

Olaplex - Changing the WORLD of Hair Color - Never Break A Client's Hair Again

I abandoned Balayage years ago when my hair started breaking off 3 inches from my head. I was losing so much hair from breakage I had to carry a lint roller with me because my clothes were covered in broken hair bits... it was awful!

I switched to highlights which I HATED - I could not get used to the look of hard, horizontal lines from foils... and they never got as close to the root.
HOW TO CHARGE FOR OLAPLEX:
Ask your client if they would like a,
 "Color Service Upgrade"

For the last few years I have been lusting over the Pinterst photos of California based color icon Guy Tang. He can whip any ole' brassy blonde in to brilliant,  buttery bright blonde sensation with his talents. Most astonishing thing I noticed in his pictures is that all his clients' hair is long, soft, lusterous and remarkable healthy looking. No crunchy, brittle bleached out funk like I used to have. It wasn't until a month ago that I read he uses Olaplex on his color clients to maintain the hairs integrity and block any damage.

I immediately began psycho googling "Olaplex" to understand what it was and how I could find a salon on Long Island that used it.

So what is it? How is it used? This is from he Olaplex website:

For the Professional Colorist:
OLAPLEX NO.1 BOND MULTIPLIER FOR BALAYAGE:

"- Use 1/8oz (3.75ml) Olaplex per ½ ounce scoop of lightener for Balayage.
- Add measured amount of Olaplex to pre-mixed lightener and mix thoroughly
- The amount of Olaplex used in Balayage varies to the volume of developer being used with Balayage lightener. If the highest volume of lightener you are using is 40vol. please note that with Olaplex you are working with a 30vol. result. Heat using an attached diffuser may speed up the processing time. You may
also add 1/16oz No. 1 for faster better lift if working within time constraints.

*It is common knowledge that bleach has a heat reaction to chlorine and other mineral deposits found in water and on hair.  If you are having a heat reaction, this is not caused by Olaplex. This is caused by bleach interacting with minerals.  Please rinse hair immediately if this occurs.
Even when I brush...
My hair doesn't break.
THANK YOU
OLAPLEX!

Cream Bleach = for every 1.5 oz of cream bleach you use add ¼oz (7.5ml) of No.1 Bond Multiplier. If you use more than 1.5oz cream bleach you do not use more No.1 Bond Multiplier you still only use 1/4oz of Olaplex.

Use 1/8oz Olaplex for any quantity of cream bleach under 1.5oz.

Processing Time of Lightener:  THIS VARIES.  We cannot tell you an average or approximate, as every head of hair is different.  There is no norm, but we do know that it takes longer to process, but that is okay because good hair is worth the extra time.
Heat: Heat is okay with Olaplex, but heat speeds up the chemical reaction of everything so be watchful and check every 3 to 5 minutes as you normally would. If hair is severely compromised, refrain from using heat until the reparative system has been used to restore the health, strength and integrity of the hair.
Bumping up developer:  Only bump up developer one full notch when  mixing lightener.  Do not bump up developer with base color or high-lift lighteners.
**Do not bump up the volume with lightener with baby fine hair as it is very fragile to begin with.
**Do not bump up developer volume for on-scalp bleach.
**Do not bump up for base color or gloss toners. "

I RAN to a salon in Merrick that performs Balayage with Olaplex (Beautiful People Salon). I am THRILLED with my balayage color! Not only do I have my buttery blonde highlights back, my hair looks, feels and is INCREDIBLY healthy and BLONDE! Even while the assistant was washing my hair she said, "It always surprises me when washing clients that used Olaplex... their hair doesn't fall out as much - that's HUGE!" I'll say!!

Salon pros, this is a no brainer. This product is an incredible addition to offer clients that suffer from over processed or damaged hair. Olaplex also offers a salon locator on their website! Olaplex will allow you to process your client's hair far more often while maintaining the integrity of the hair. I love that!!!

Sunday, January 12, 2014

L'Oreal Professional NOW Offering Formal Balayage Training Certification

Balayage is one of the most sought-after hair coloring processes in existence today, and it is only becoming more popular with the recent trends of ombre hair color. According to L'Oreal's website:
"Balayage is a coloring technique used to create sun-kissed, natural-looking highlights. Used as an alternative to foil highlighting, it is the action in which hair color is swept or painted on to the hair to create depth and dimension.

Balayage is the in-salon color service choice among the most discerning clients – celebrities, models and fashionistas – that demand hair color to be designed exclusively for them. And Balayage hair painting isn’t just for Blondes! It is perfect for brunettes that want a subtle, sun-kissed look."
Recently, L'Oreal announced plans to formalize their Balayage training for salons across the United States, creating a full Balayage Certification Program.

According to The Colorist Magazine, the program will be broken into 4 classes, divided by levels:

  1. Balayage Foundations (2-day demonstrations with hands-on mannequin sessions)
  2. Balayage Advanced (2-day demonstrations with hands-on mannequin sessions)
  3. Balayage Creative (2-day demonstrations with hands-on mannequin sessions)
  4. Balayage Live (3-day demonstrations with hands-on mannequin sessions)
Following the completion of all 4 classes, colorists will be officially "Balayage Certified" by L'Oreal.

Will you become a Balayage Certified Colorist?

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Baliage - Adding Professional Hair Painting the Menu

Baliage or Balayage, is a highlighting technique where powder bleach cream is painted directly onto clean, styled hair with a brush in small sections. It is widely favored because it creates very natural-looking highlights that grow out without developing a noticeable and obvious root. Hugely popular with models, starlets and famous beauties, Balayage has received a lot of attention in beauty and style magazines in recent years due to it's popularity among Hollywood's A-List. Due to this increase in demand, many salons have decided to add balayage to their service menu. Many salons even tout "Master Colorists" that have a perfected Balayage technique, marketing them as artisans of the craft and luring a new client base to the salon.

Balayage emerged as an innovative hair coloring technique in Paris in the 1970s. The word is French for “to sweep,” a reference to the way in which the color is applied. Hair is painted by hand with a brush using cream bleach as the medium. Applied in a sweeping process, the highlights are painted on by hand in root to the ends of the hair in small strands. The art of the Balayage technique is paint lightly at the root and heaver as you reach the ends. This creates a rich but natural highlight on hair that looks like hair was "bleached at the beach". As the hair grows, roots will be less obvious for the first eight weeks because a thinner amount of color is applied to the root.
Performing balayage is no more time consuming that foil highlights. In fact, some skilled Baliage artisans can do a full head in about 2 hours.

For more information about Balayage see this Basic Instructional Video.