Category: Hair Color Services


Hair Color Correction

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18th March

Corrective Color

 

Changing your hair color is fun. Sometimes so much fun we get carried away. Whether it’s an idea that doesn’t work out as great as it sounded, or a miscommunication, or just plain old bad work, bad hair color is a distressing experience.

Luckily, most  hair color problems can be corrected by the right colorist. As long as the hair is in reasonable shape, we can usually get you to a beautiful color in as quick as one visit. Hair color challenges fall into 4 main categories, each with a specific remedy. Here is an overview to help take the mystery out of color correction.

      1. Color is too dark.

Happens a lot, especially with the “box” color at home, or when you ask your stylist for “just a little darker”.  When letting it lighten up on its own isn’t an … Read More »



The Silver/Grey Hair Trend Is Not What You Think

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28th July

 

The “Granny” Hair Trend Is Making Grey Hair fashionable

Beautiful images of women with silver or grey hair are all over the internet right now. Several times a week, I have guests ask me if they should let their hair go grey. Generally, I’m not a fan. Most people look best in warmer colors, and hair color is an important accessory as makeup. Some women with very cool skin  tone and the right coloring pull it of well, but I usually encourage my guests to keep coloring their hair.

When it’s time to segue into letting your hair go grey, there are a number of ways of doing it. The goal is to make the transition between the colored hair and the uncolored hair less noticeable. We can foil in color to make less of a line of demarcation, slowly lighten the … Read More »



Red Hair Color|Getting And Keeping The Perfect Shade Of Red

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20th March

How to find the best shade of red for your hair

Red hair never really goes out of style, and it’s especially popular this season. Lots of women go way out of their way to avoid red tones in their hair, but many should consider trying some red. Most people can wear some shade of red, and once you do, everything else can seem a bit boring. If you ever get the wrong shade of red, you’ll hate it and probably won’t ever do it again. Here are some tips for choosing the shade that will suit you best.

 

What to consider in choosing your best red hair color shade

The three things to consider are your skin tone, how relatively light or dark your skin is, and your eye color.

Skin Tone

The tone of your skin is the first consideration when choosing the … Read More »



Beautiful Tortoise Shell Highlights

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29th January

Just when you thought you’d seen every version of balayage highlighting they could come up with, yet another one makes its way to the salon.It’s called the ecaille,
or the “tortoiseshell technique”. Now that harsh, super light ombre hair is about as fashionable as a spiral perm, it’s nice to have a more current option for those who want some light without the streaks.
Ecaille is a more grown-up and sophisticated version of ombre. It features golden highlights that makes the look shiny and sun-kissed.
Think golden highlights paired with darker, rich caramel tones.
Tortoise shell features face-framing highlights in the front while adding softer pieces around the rest of the hair.
Ecaille is already notable in Paris and among Hollywood actresses and models because its golden multi-tones can enhance nearly any hair color.

Ask for various tones, deeper at the roots and lighter at the … Read More »



Sombre, Fall 2014 Hair Color Trend

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12th October

As the harsh, high contrast ombre trend has passed, the color trend has transitioned over to “sombre”, a softer expression of ombre. It’s a more natural look with highlights around the face graduating into lighter,  brighter shades toward the ends. Sombre can be adapted to redheads, brunettes and blondes, and it’s the hottest color trend this fall. The word ombre’ means gradient, color starts with your natural color and fades into a lighter shade starting at about the brows and getting lighter as it goes. Sombre looks are personalized to every head, they’re like snowflakes. No two are exactly alike.

Sombre works well with longer  layers. Not great with really short layers, you need a bit of length to see the transition.

Brunettes highlight well into caramels, honeys, and gold tones.

If your hair is already quite light, you can bring platinum blonde … Read More »


Rose Gold Haircolor The Latest Trend In Blond

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22nd August

The same rosy golden tones that are so popular in accessories this season is showing up as a major trend in hair color. Rose gold hair color has made a huge comeback in fashion, and many celebrities and models are showed up with various levels of rose tone in their hair. Rose gold  is a wonderful tone to use because it flatters almost anyone. The color tends to change according to the colors it is next to. It softens the look of pale skin while minimizing the yellow in warmer skin. Maybe this could be a nice change to the flavor of blond for fall. It enhances  the  look of everyday  blond, creating  warm, deeper hues with dimension.

Rachel McAdams has taken her soft red, and kicked it up a notch by adding golden color throughout, creating a bit more dimension … Read More »



Making Your Hair Color Last

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7th April

Hair color can dramatically change your look or can be used to add subtle highlights and definition to your hairstyle. Unfortunately, all artificial hair color fades with time, diminishing the vibrancy and richness that your hair had immediately after coloring. It may be tempting to color your hair more often to compensate for color fading, but more frequent chemical processes can lead to more damage and more time at the salon than you may want to spend. In order to minimize the fading process and prevent the need for frequent retouches, you can take steps to help your hair color retain its vibrancy and richness.

1. Select the Right Color and Prepare Your Hair for the Coloring Process

If you prefer low maintenance hair and want to avoid frequent touch-ups, select a color that is only a few shades lighter or darker … Read More »


A Better Way To Go Darker With Your Hair

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19th March

Want to get away from the up keep of super blonde hair, but afraid to go too dark? It’s difficult to get used to being darker or all one color when you have been highlighted for so long. Often colorists will go with color all over, leaving you feeling drab and ashy. Adding depth to hair that has becoming too blonde is one of the bigger trouble points we see int the salon. I get several calls a month to fix green or grey hair resulting from bad tint backs or low-lights.

Other times they will color all over and then go back and highlight again. Not a bad way to go, but labor intensive and potentially damaging if your hair is already sensitive. If condition is an issue, I don’t recommend going this route.

Here … Read More »


Haircolor: How often to come in for highlights, balayage, ombre, grey coverage, and demi permanent color

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16th February

How Often should I color my hair?

Now that you have a beautiful hair color, here are some guidelines for maintaining your look. In 2015, savvy guest know that how you take care of your color is almost as important as who does it. You spent time and money getting it just right, so here is how to keep it that way.

Plan regular visits. Make your next color appointment when you are leaving the salon.

All over color processes should be done every 3-5 weeks for best results. Sooner really isn’t necessary, and longer will effect the products ability to lift and deposit evenly.

Foil highlights should be done every 6-8 weeks depending on how much contrast there is between your highlights and your natural color. Foils are generally placed close to the scalp so you’ll need to come regularly to keep it … Read More »


Illumina color from Wella

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4th February

 Looking for more shiny, smooth, healthy results from your hair color?

Whether your doing red, blond, brunette, foil highlights, or balayage, it’s exciting to have a new product to work with. David Frank Salon features Wella’s newest color line, Illumina, to their line up of color products.  The results are amazing. Super shiny, beautiful tone, and the feels fantastic.

Illumina Color From Wella

Created to complement Wella’s current hair color offerings, ILLUMINA’s range of 31 shades was five years in the making, has been tested by thousands of stylists worldwide, may be used with any developer, and introduces MICROLIGHT technology, whereby “micro-particles encapsulate the metals left on hair to protect the cuticle and maintain clarity.”

Wella Professionals’ Global Creative Director Josh Wood says, “We really wanted to create a product which gave the hair a lightness – like the effect you only get at … Read More »


How to keep your hair color from fading

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30th January

Tired of that unintentional ombre effect you get by the time it’s time to color your hair again? Reds go orange, brunettes go lighter and off tone, blondes get brassy. It’s a given that hair color fades, but here are some of the things that accelerate fade-age and what you can do to keep your hair color from fading.

 

Environment. The Sun, first and foremost, is our biggest opponent  to keeping hair color fresh in Arizona. The sun bleaches everything, even your hair color! And yes, even in the winter, the sun is out. Walking to your car or mailbox without any protection on your hair is considered ‘sun-exposure’. This  plays a huge role in our hair color fading problem. Also, the air is filled with pollutants. Think of when you first wash your car it looks beautiful, clean, and shiny, … Read More »


Fixing Bad Hair Color: How Do You Fix Hair Color That’s Gone Wrong?

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26th October

Scottsdale’s corrective color expert’s tips on fixing bad hair color.

Changing your hair color is fun. Sometimes so much fun we get carried away. Whether it’s an idea that doesn’t work out as great as it sounded, or a miscommunication, or just plain old bad work, bad hair color is a distressing experience.

Luckily, most hair color problems can be corrected by the right colorist. As long as the hair is in reasonable shape, we can usually get you to a beautiful color in as quick as one visit. Hair color challenges fall into four main categories, each with a specific remedy. Here is an overview to help take the mystery out of color correction.

 

Color is too dark

Happens a lot, especially with the “box” color at home, or when you ask your stylist for “just a little darker”. When letting it lighten … Read More »


New ombre color technique for spring 2013

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22nd February

It seems extreme dark to light ombre color is on it’s way out. But the trend toward lighter

ends with softer regrowth is the new standard. We all love the deeper color around the face graduating into lighter and brighter color at the ends.Here is how I am creating a softer, more wearable version of last years balayage trend. The technique, sometimes called “lacing”  starts with a few foils across the part on top. Then, I do a traditional balayage application on the rest of the hair, with very soft highlights a bit away from the scalp moving into bold pieces on the ends. Last, I tease the hair between the foils and lighten the ends that remain. The result ties the roots to ends together in a nicely, still with minimal regrowth and

a modern look.


Wella Studios TrendVision class

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30th September

This week I had the pleasure of attending a class at the Wella studio in Woodland Hills, California. I got to see all four fashion trends as interpreted by the Wella artistic team, and learned some very helpful technical points about how to get the most out of the product. After seeing the inspiration for each trend, all the students got to work on mannequins and create their own version of the looks I’m very excited to go back and attend some more courses, and am considering going through their master colorist program. Here’s a sample of the trends I learned about.

 

The concept of luxury has evolved from ostentation to refined simplicity that celebrates nature.
This trend is embodied by:
GRACE, THE MODERN MUSE

Inspired by the radiance and purity of nature, she is the leading lady at the centre of any play … Read More »


Fall haircolor forecast: Cool brunettes

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4th September

 

Now that the summer is dwindling down, it’s time fall into next season’s hottest trends. So what’s in store for brunettes this fall? Cool, chocolate browns, frosty brunette shades with subtle highlights.

 

We’ll see a shift from too much bleachy highlights with to a healthy, rich, chocolate color with taupe or violet brown highlights. Women want color that’s increasingly natural-looking and super shiny, so it’s natural to move away from the high contrast colors this season. Celebrities like Kim Kardashian and Mila Kunis are already softening their dramatic ombre looks they’ve been wearing this spring and summer.

 

Avoid chunky highlights or slices. Use a softer lightener and tone it with a cool tobacco color. All-over color canappear too monochromatic, so bit of balayage highlighting will compliment browns perfectly. Very cool tones work best with lighter eyes. If your very pale or have … Read More »