Look What We’re Learning!

Our team loves to learn new trends and techniques! Recently we had Aveda educators Alberto Rossell-Davis (color artist) and Susan Ford (cutting artist) in the salon for an inspirational class to help push our creativity, in both hair cutting and color. We learned some fun new geometric cutting and coloring techniques that mimic a prismatic effect to create three dimensional colors that shift in perspective when viewed from different angles. We had a blast and can’t wait to try out our new techniques!

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Creative Color

Ready for something out of the ordinary?
Left to right: Color melt perfection with Maria; Pop of color with Jessie; Pretty in pink with Jessie.

Dapper men

We love a dapper man. Does someone you know need a new look?
These are awesome transformations by Klay!

Color Correction

We love to do color correction! Here are some of our before and after shots.
Left from top to bottom: work by Klay; work by Hannah
Right from top to bottom: work by Graham, work by Maria

Defining Color Terms

Have you noticed that there are a lot of new names for ways to color your hair, like Balayage, Ombre, Sombre? What does it all mean? Our education director and expert colorist, Hannah Brockman, has the answers:

Balayage (bah-lee-AHZGE)

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From the French word, meaning “to sweep or paint,” color is applied to the hair with a freehand technique, painting on color to create soft highlights. This technique creates a natural sun-kissed look with less noticeable regrowth lines, making the color easy to maintain. Balayage is perfect for all hair types and lengths.

Ombre’ (äm’brā’)

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Another French word, meaning “to shade,” this technique blends color or tones in a soft transition from dark to light. Usually, darker tones are applied closer to the root of the hair, with the color gradually lightening as it moves towards the end of the strand.  Reverse ombre’ is just the opposite, keeping lightness around the face with the tone becoming darker at the ends.  Ombre’ works best on longer hair lengths.

Sombre (säm’brā’)

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What many are calling the next big trend in color, this technique takes ombre’ softer for a subtle blended graduation and a more natural look. Also called color melting, lighter pieces are taken up higher on the hair, especially around the face, with ribbons of color running through the lower lengths to enhance natural texture and layering in the cut. Still best on longer lengths of hair, the sombre technique is perfect for blondes and brunettes who want a softer transition into color.

Want to know which of these techniques will look the best on you? Our color consultations are always complimentary! So stop by or call us at 316-267-8000 to reserve a little time and talk to our expert stylists about updating your color.

 

Organic Color

Organic Color by AvedaAlways working on ways to make their products better, Aveda has recently updated their hair color products with new technology to make them last longer, provide more shine and give us more flexibility in coming up with the perfect formula for you.

Now made entirely with organic ingredients, Aveda’s signature blend of conditioning oils help protect hair during processing and infuse it with amazing shine for essentially damage-free hair color.  New powerful anti-oxidents make color an average of 28 percent more fade-resistant then before, with improved grey coverage and more vibrant reds. Innovative pure pigment colors in primary and secondary tones give us the palette to create any shade you can imagine, including fun fashion colors.

Never tried hair color before? Ask your stylist for a complimentary color consultation the next time you’re in and see what Aveda hair color can do for you!