Showing posts with label best hair color in new york. Show all posts
Showing posts with label best hair color in new york. Show all posts

Saturday, November 1, 2014

A Cut for a Cause... High End NY Stylist Mark Bustos Gives Back with Hair Cuts for the Homeless!

Mark Bustos is a hairstylist that works in the high end salon "Three Squares Studio" in Chelsea, NY. The price for his services range from $150-$800 depending on which services/treatments the client receives.

New York, New York, they say if you can make it here you can make it anywhere. But for those down on their luck, it can be a ruthless city. So when a local does something purely out of the kindness of their hearts, it raises awareness.

Mark Bustos is using his role in the beauty industry to give back, whenever he can he goes out into the streets of New York to give free hair cuts to homeless men and women. He approaches each individual with the same way, telling them "I'd like to do something nice for you today."

Bustos got the idea after visiting family members in the Phillipines in 2012. During his visit he hosted an event where he gave free haircuts to under privileged children. "It made such a strong positive impact on me that I decided to bring it back home to NYC." says Bustos

Since then Bustos estimates to have cut over 50 homeless men and women's hair-and not just in New York, but also Costa Rica, Jamaica, and Los Angeles.  Bustos says he tries to cut people hair in visible places, to try to inspire people to use their own professions to give back to those who are less fortunate.

Bustos hopes that the haircuts give his homeless clients the inspiration to turn their lives around.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Go Ahead and Mix Things Up a Bit

If you offer hair services, body or facial treatments, chemical treatments, or just create your latest lotions and such, there is one thing that is a necessity for every beauty service: the Mixing Bowl. A Mixing Bowl is essential for a variety of spa and salon services and the best mixing bowl to use is definitely one made of Rubber. From hair dye to body masks, a quality Mixing Bowl is an essential tool. Pure Spa Direct carries many Rubber Mixing Bowls, giving you a variety of Sizes and Rubber Mixing Bowls to choose from! My personal favorite is the Pink Rubber Mixing Bowl Bowl from uQ.

These non-porous and oil-resistant all-purpose Mixing Bowls are excellent for mixing skin care, essential oils, masques and more. All these factors make the Rubber Mixing Bowls the smart choice for any technician. The flexibility and easy grip material makes mixing your ingredients an easy task! Rubber Mixing Bowls are designed with you in mind! The shape of a Rubber Mixing Bowls is designed to prevent spillage, which prevents product waste and unnecessary clean up time. In addition, the non-stick surface ensures a quick and easy clean up so you can re-use them on your next client, no waiting for a dishwasher to clean these!

Just add your favorite ingredients into the Bowl and use a Spatula of your choice to mix them together. Here are some recommendations of different spatulas:

Rubber Spatula
Plastic Spoon Spatula
Angled Spatula
Stainless Steel Spatula
Bamboo Spatula

The Rubber Mixing Bowls has many different uses, so it is an essential product for every beauty technician. With all the colors and Sizes to choose from, there is a Rubber Mixing Bowl for every salon, spa and technician!

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.