At Papillon Blanc Hair Salon, we specialize in hair coloring and use the balayage technique as a complete performance. Our team focuses on delivering an overall look instead of a single service by incorporating different elements of hair care.
Before I decided to attend Beauty Academy of Ann Arbor, I was debating going to school for interior design. I was curious about the chemistry of hair. I wanted to know the ins and outs of hair chemistry, hair growth, and the changes that hair goes through from person to person.
Because hair is so important to me, I decided to take beauty and hairdressing to a different level and graduated from Beauty Academy.
After being in the industry for over a decade, I have acquired much knowledge about hair. Being able to determine which hair color suits each person, and being able to duplicate each hair color has become so natural to me.
However, during my hair journey, I realized the most important part of working behind the chair is that being who you are is the key component of doing what I love.
To me, it’s not just about doing hair. It’s about achieving each customer’s desire in a way that is so valuable to them. Hair is so personal; my goal is to make every person feel the best they possibly can.
There is a certain confidence that becomes part of a person’s attitude when one likes the way they look. I have had women tell me after services that it has changed the way they walk or behave when their hair looks good. That is so rewarding to me.
By opening Papillon Blanc, I get to experience this bliss every day and help more and more people gain the confidence they need to feel amazing.
If I balayage my hair, do I have to color it first?
Balayage is a complementary element that we use with hair coloring. Without color, balayage would not be as bold or interesting. It would only be two-dimensional. For example, when balayaging a hair that is virgin light brunette without any deposited existing color or toning, the hair would only look two dimensional. There might be some natural lighter strands or some gold highlights that appear, but there would not be any caramelization in the hair. Caramelization happens when hair that has been previously tinted, toned, and colored has balayage applied after or during color process. These deposited colors make the whole difference when we use balayage and help to create the beautiful looks you can see in our look book.
Color without balayage or balayage without color would be like a missing ingredient on butter and jelly toast. You would still have some taste without one ingredient, but not the full flavors when used together.
How often do I need to retouch my hair?
Balayage is a low maintenance hair service. We always recommend you start with a full balayage and then retouch with a partial every 8-12 weeks.
If you are retouching root color, we recommend a retouch every 4-6 weeks, variable on how fast your hair grows.
When I get hair done and color does not appear as I want, but I leave the salon without mentioning anything to salon staff anyway; Do I still get charged when I schedule additional services so I can get the look I want? Do I still get charged even though it was not what I wanted the first time?
Yes. If you leave the salon without mentioning your dissatisfaction to the salon staff for services on the same day you get your hair day done, we assume that you are happy with the results. When booking on a different day for the same or added services, you will be charged for the services received. There are a few factors involved that not all customers know about; when calling on a different day to get additional or the same services done.
1- Time- Stylists take that time blocked to serve customers that need services done and time is money.
2- Formula- Formulating is an art and science, the stylist will need to think and rethink to accommodate your taste, so you love your look.
3- Chemical- Chemical products that are included in the formulating procedure are a cost. These chemicals the business pays to have it available for stylists to use when needed.
How to avoid extra cost:
Please let us know before you leave the salon and be specific with your stylist about your likes or dislikes this ensures there is no miscommunication between client and stylist.
Does the salon offer perks for their customers?
Of course! We appreciate our clients and we show our gratitude in a few different ways.
Membership Program has many discounts and perks click HERE to read more about our Membership Program
Referral Program– refer a friend or family member and we will email you Gift Card up to $40 off your next service! That easy. Just make sure they mention your name when coming in to their appointment.