Welcome Chelsi Lange into our orbit!

Chelsi LangeWe are delighted to announce that Chelsi Lange has joined our team! Chelsi comes to us with five years of experience and specializes in creative color, including balayage, and special occasion styles and updos. She especially enjoys helping people find styles that are easy to maintain, fashionable and works with their lifestyle.

Chelsi is excited to be downtown, where everything is happening! She’s enthusiastic about working with our fun, relaxed team and loves our vibe. When she’s not working, she devotes most of her time to her three year-old son and her big family of three sisters and a brother, spending time outside, at the lake and traveling. Her favorite place to travel is Vegas Baby! Take a gamble, and help us welcome Chelsi next time you’re in.

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.