Going Back to our Roots

Thanks to all of out fabulous clients and talented staff for 22 years in business! To celebrate they thought we’d post some pictures what it all looked like in the beginning. Here’s to the memories from 1992!

Painting the mural was a big job! Part of the reason we picked our location at Douglas & Emporia was our dream of having a fun mural.

Painting the mural was a big job! Part of the reason we picked our location at Douglas & Emporia was our dream of having a fun mural.

Step right into the new Planet Hair salon! This is what our entry way looked like on opening day in November 1992.

Step right into the new Planet Hair salon! This is what our entry way looked like on opening day in November 1992.

Graham and Linda welcome you to the new Planet Hair salon.

Graham and Linda welcome you to the new Planet Hair salon.

This is what our reception area looked like when we opened.

This is what our reception area looked like when we opened.

Graham looking happy on opening day with our big display of Aveda products.

Graham looking happy on opening day with our big display of Aveda products.

This is what our salon looked like when we opened in 1992.

This is what our salon looked like when we opened in 1992.

Our salon in 1992, opening day.

Our salon in 1992, opening day.

This is what our shampoo and processing area looked like when we opened in 1992, with a cute little makeup bar in the corner. — at Planet Hair.

This is what our shampoo and processing area looked like when we opened in 1992, with a cute little makeup bar in the corner. — at Planet Hair.

Tod and Linda at our grand opening Christmas party.

Tod and Linda at our grand opening Christmas party.

Tired after the grand opening Christmas party, here's Graham with our good friend Jill Miller, who was a big help in starting our business.

Tired after the grand opening Christmas party, here’s Graham with our good friend Jill D. Miller, who was a big help in starting our business.

 

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Does it really save money?

Beautiful hair color at Planet HairIt’s tempting. It seems so easy. Saving money coloring your own hair at home seems like it could be as simple as going to the store, picking out a box that has a picture on it that looks like you want to, then just read the directions. Right?

 Well…. not always.  At Planet Hair we’ve seen a rash of people lately, who’ve tried to go it on their own, only to find out that their dreams of saving money has turned into a hair color nightmare. Rather than staying home until their hair grows out, they come to us for help.

 Color correction is a very advanced technique, and our stylists attend many hours of training and practice to master this skill. Although we can always make the color look better, we may not be able to get color exactly the way it was originally pictured. For example, taking freshly colored hair from a very dark tone to a very light tone can really damage the hair, so it might take two appointments to get the perfect color.

 Usually it takes several processes to correct the problem color, which means cooling your heals at the salon for three or four hours and lots of shampoos. But the really painful part is the cost. Because of the time involved, color correction without a haircut usually costs from $120 to $150. Letting us do it right the first time is about half the price!

 So how can you save money, without scary results? Talk to your stylist! Just like every great relationship, the key is good communications. Open up, be honest, and let your stylist know you need to cut back. Ask them to suggest solutions that won’t compromise how you look and feel.

 Planet Hair co-owner Graham Ross suggests saving money with an all-over color, rather than getting a color weave. “People are concerned that an all-over color won’t give them the variety of tones they’re used to seeing,” says Graham. “We use new techniques that give subtle dimension to all-over hair colors and bring out the nuances of the hair cut.”

 Don’t get us wrong. We don’t think home color is bad. In fact we’ve seen people get good results. But be warned – the ads are misleading and it isn’t as easy as it looks. And remember – we’re always here for you!