Balayage FAQ

Whether you’ve been dying your hair since middle school or have never set foot in a professional color salon, you are likely curious about balayage. It is a word that has been thrown around in the hair world, and today we are answering some of your most burning questions about this amazing hair painting technique. Keep reading to learn more about balayage, and be sure to book an appointment at our balayage hair salon to experience the full potential of your hair

What is balayage?

Balayage refers to a French coloring technique that involves painting sections of hair by hand. Your stylist will take small sections of hair and paint them with a lightening product. This product will only lighten your hair so much, and stops working after it dries. This ensures your hair lightens evenly from the first section to the final pieces and prevents prolonged damage that can occur with regular dyes and bleaches. In contrast to traditional highlights, balayage looks more natural and does not involve the use of foils.

How is balayage different from highlights?

Traditional highlights and hair coloring are much less customizable. You have likely experienced a hair stylist grab a section of hair, use the pointy end of a comb to weave in and out and collect every-other-section within the first big section, apply dye to the pieces, and wrap it tightly in a foil. This is a routine way to highlight hair, and it does not allow for any sort of custom application. When you get balayage, your hair stylist will examine the shape of your face, the length of your hair, and consider your desired effect as they pick and choose which sections to apply lightener to, how close to the root to apply, and determine how that specific piece will work with the overall flow of your hair.

In reference to the first question, balayage also does not use foils. It also does not force your hair to become a color it does not want to be, making it the least damaging method to lighten your hair.

Is balayage the same thing as ombre hair? What about sombre?

Ombre and sombre hair are both results that can be achieved using a balayage or smudging technique. The main difference is that a balayage look typically appears to be more natural, whereas an ombre effect creates a more obvious transition from one color to another, usually around the middle of the head.

How often do I need to get my balayage touched up?

As often or as little as you’d like! The beautiful thing about balayage is it has a natural “grown out” look. It truly depends on where you want your balayage to start. If you like the painted pieces to be close to your roots, you will need more frequent touch ups than someone who likes their light pieces to start further down, then you can go longer between touch ups. However, one thing to keep in mind is if you like your hair to be ashy or cool in tone, you might need to stop by for a toner every month or so to keep your pieces from turning brassy.

Can girls with short hair get balayage?

Yes! If you hop on Instagram or Pinterest and look for pictures of balayage hair, you will likely be met with thousands of images of women with long, perfectly wavy hair. However, balayage works just as well on a pixie cut as it does on waist-length hair. Check out the Papillon Blanc Instagram page and you’ll see what we mean!

Do I need to find salons that do balayage near me? Or can I go to any old hair salon in Birmingham?

Because balayage is a relatively new trend, many hair stylists have not been trained in the art — and trust us, it is an art. At PB Salon, all of our stylists have gone through rigorous training to ensure they have perfected the art of balayage. While it may seem like simply painting sections of hair, there is a lot of technique that goes into making sure the final product looks spectacular and not like grown-out tiger stripes. Our color specialists can also ensure your new color complements your skin tone and expertly frames your face. If you are looking for above and beyond balayage services, we suggest choosing a balayage salon like ours or asking your stylist what type of balayage training he or she has received.

Want To Know More About Balayage? Ask The Experts!

Our hair salon is always happy to answer your questions about balayage. For those wondering if balayage will work for you, we’d be happy to schedule a consultation where you can show us exactly what you want, and our stylists will let you know what steps we need to take to achieve it. Give us a call at (248) 385-1227 or schedule an appointment online!

The Hottest Balayage Colors For Fall

Fall is right around the corner, and that means a lot of you are looking to freshen up your locks with a new cut and color. We have seen some of these fall color trends before (thankfully, beautiful hair never goes out of style), and some are brand new. However, one thing is certain. While past hair color trends have involved cool, ashy, and even silvery tones, this year is all about embracing the warmth. This fall, expect to see more people turning away from the purple shampoos and white-blonde hair and turning toward a warmer color palette.

Icy Blonde

Alright, trends haven’t swayed completely away from icy locks. Thankfully, this look works perfectly no matter what season it is. Channel your inner Elsa and rock this white-blonde look. To fit the trend, you can follow up with a silver toner and be sure to use a purple shampoo to avoid yellowness. This look will make you feel like a snow princess during the cold winter months, and you’ll be ahead of the trend if you complete this look during fall.

Buttery Blonde

Just as bright as icy blonde but a little less intense! If the thought of walking around with a head full of white hair scares you, start the transition with a warm buttery blonde color. This is a great option to embrace for people who have had trouble cooling down natural warm tones in their hair. Not quite brassy, warm buttery blonde hair embraces your natural undertones and cuts down on your cost of all that purple shampoo.

Reds and Auburns

The leaves won’t be the only things turning red this fall. All shades of auburn are in this year. From brunette that is so deep you can only see the red when the sun hits it to pale brick color that can nearly be classified as strawberry blonde, red and auburn hair is universally flattering. Ask your hairstylist which shade of auburn will best complement your skin tone, whether it’s a rusty red, a deep wine color, or cinnamon.

Rich Brown

While people who lean toward auburn hair might look great with a cup of hot apple cider in their hand, those who want to embrace a deep brunette color might tend toward a mug of hot cocoa. The key to this trend is creating hair that is so rich it’s sweet. Whether that looks like a mousy milk chocolate for you or a deep brown with maple syrup highlights, these rich brown colors are good enough to eat! Our favorite look we’re loving this year is the newest member of the royal family, Meghan Markle, whose deep brown locks are highlighted with the tiniest sweet caramel strands.

Need To Update Your Color? We Can Help

One of the best ways to incorporate a new color is with balayage. Check out our balayage lookbook to see how you can try these fad colors out for yourself. Give us a call at (248) 385-1227 or schedule an appointment online to set up a color consultation and appointment!

5 Summer-Recovery Hair Tips From Your Favorite Hair Salon

Summer can do a number on your hair. From jumping in chlorinated pools and swimming in the ocean to spending hours and hours with the hot sun beating down on your gorgeous locks, it is likely that your hair took somewhat of a beating this summer. But don’t worry! In today’s blog, we’re offering up 5 things you can do to get your hair back in tip-top shape before fall.

But first, make sure you have your appointment scheduled at Papillon Blanc, your dedicated beauty and balayage salon in Birmingham, Michigan. We’d love to help you get your hair looking great as soon as possible!

Replenish Lost Moisture

Your hair loses a lot of moisture during the summer, and it’s time to take action to get it back. You will want to deeply condition your hair to ensure moisture is absorbed deep into the shaft, rather than just sitting on the surface. You can pick up a deep conditioning hair mask at your favorite store, or make a DIY mask at home. One fun DIY conditioning hair treatment consists of mixing together olive oil, a banana, avocado, and an egg and combing the product through your hair, leaving it shiny, strong, and soft. If that seems like a lot of work, comb some olive oil or coconut oil through your hair before you shower, leave it on for twenty minutes or so, and shampoo it as usual.

Along those lines, don’t forget to give your hair plenty of moisture from the inside as well by drinking lots of water. While you would think that the heat of summer would make us slightly dehydrated, we actually tend to drink more water during the summer. Make sure you keep up your water intake during the colder months!

Check Your Hair Products

There are a few things you want to look out for in the hair products that you use every day. Look out for ingredients like isopropyl alcohol, sulfates, and propylene glycol. These ingredients are known to get hair squeaky clean, but they also can cause breakage and dryness. If you’re trying to recover your hair after a long, hot summer stick to more natural options or hair products that are free of alcohols, parabens, sulfates, and other hair-harming ingredients.

Try A Collagen or Hair Botox Treatment

At our Birmingham, MI hair salon, we offer Botox and collagen treatments for your hair. While this might sound a little “out there” for someone who has only ever used our services for a cut and color, they are actually common treatments that are known for giving hair that va-va-voom it’s been missing. These treatments nourish the hair and make it softer, more manageable, and more voluminous, as well as improves the elasticity and prevents breakage. Schedule an appointment at our PB Hair Salon to learn more about these revitalizing hair treatments!

Dust Off Those Ends

Sometimes all your hair needs to look refreshed and revitalized is a nice trim to get rid of split ends. All the grief that we put our hair through during the summer, from tight ponytails to days at the pool, can result in some major breakage. If you want to keep your length, have your hair stylist just dust off the ends to get rid of frizzy split ends. If you want to make a bigger impact on the health of your hair, cut off a couple inches or more of those dry, dead ends.

Get Some Fresh Color

Sometimes your hair just looks blah after summer. It’s not a color you love, it’s dull, it’s dry. If you’ve done the above and still aren’t loving your hair, or you’re just ready for something new, stop by our balayage salon in Birmingham for some gorgeous fresh color. Our color specialists can recreate our “lookbook” styles on your hair or work with your current color, texture, and length to create the perfect balayage look you’ll love.

Balayage is a great option for anyone trying to maintain the health of their hair because it is a relatively low-maintenance style, meaning there is no need for a monthly trip the salon to touch up your roots. We also use only the highest quality hair products at our salon to keep your hair healthy, even when we’re dying it.

Refresh Your Hair At Our Birmingham Hair Salon

Papillon Blanc salon would love to see you stop by for some much-needed hair care! We know it’s easy to neglect your hair during the summer, but now that the weather is cooling down and there is less time to be spent at the local pool or at the beach, it’s the perfect time to make an appointment to get your hair looking fabulous. Give us a call at (248) 385-1227 or schedule an appointment online!

Your Balayage Hair Salon Shares The History Of Hair Dye

As one of the leading hair salons in Birmingham, Michigan, we take hair coloring very seriously. Our hair salon specializes in balayage, and each of our hair stylists have been highly trained in this art. However, dying your hair hasn’t always been as safe or easy as it is now. Keep reading to learn a little bit about the history of hair dye!

Ancient Roots To Cover Gray Roots

The history of hair dye spans all the way back to the ancient Egyptians. Evidence shows that since at least 1500 BC, people have been dying their hair. The ancient Egyptians used henna to cover up gray hair. Eventually, the Greeks and Romans developed means to dye hair permanently, opting for a formula made from fermented leeches.

Hair Color Becomes A Status Symbol

During the early stages of the Roman Empire, prostitutes were required to have blonde or yellow hair to symbolize their profession. This was achieved in a number of ways, from wigs to using early hair dyes made from the ashes of burned nuts or plants. Women who were naturally blonde would use other plant extracts to darken their hair, as to seem more respectable. The Greeks, on the other hand, viewed blonde hair as a sign of innocence and was seen as angelic, and soon chemical hair bleaches were used.

Witchcraft Or Royalty?

By the middle ages, red hair, caused by a genetic mutation, was believed to be a sign of witchcraft and having ginger locks was incredibly taboo. It wasn’t until Queen Elizabeth I and her auburn hair took the throne that being a redhead became more acceptable. People even began to dye their hair to emulate the Queen.

Chemical Hair Dye Is Accidentally Created

In an attempt to find a cure for malaria in the 1800s, English chemist William Henry Perkin accidentally created a permanent synthetic hair dye called para-phenylenediamine (PPD), which is still a common base in hair dyes today.

In 1907, the PPD base was used in the first ever commercial hair dye by the same man who would go on to create the L’Oreal beauty company. In 1931, a movie by the name of Platinum Blonde was released that would change the hair salon and dying industry forever. The movie starred Jean Harlow, an actress known for her bleached blond curls (which, she swears, are natural). The movie team organized “Platinum Blonde Clubs” across the country and even offered a $10,000 prize to any local hair stylist who could recreate the look.

Blondes Have More Fun

Up until the 1950s, going full-blonde could not be achieved without the use of bleach, which often lead to damaged hair and irritated scalps. However, around this time the company Clairol created a one-step hair dye that lightened hair without using bleach. This new process, in combination with the then-new blonde bombshell Marilyn Monroe, meant more and more women were going blonde.

Balayage Becomes The Biggest Hair Trend

While the formula of hair dye has not changed much, the trends certainly have. These days, everyone is looking for “salons that do balayage near me” on their smartphones – something women of the past could never have dreamed of. Thankfully, you have access to amazing hair stylists right here in Birmingham, Michigan. Our hair salon specializes in balayage, and we’d love to help you get this look that has been the predominant hair color trend for years, and will be for many more to come. Schedule an appointment today!

Your Balayage Hair Salon Busts Five Myths About Hair Care

DSC01005At Papillon Blanc Salon, we specialize in balayage hair color. If you’ve been searching the internet for “salons that do balayage near me,” then you’ve come to the right place! Located in Birmingham, Michigan, we are one of the top balayage salons in the Detroit area. Our hair stylists specifically train in the art of balayage in order to give you the color and style you want.

So it comes as no surprise that we are passionate about hair! There are a lot of hair care myths floating around that were passed down from our mothers and their mothers before them. Today, we want to add some truth to these myths! Keep reading to learn the facts about five major hair myths, or get in touch with PB Salon to schedule a balayage hair appointment!

5 Hair Care Myths

Myth: Cutting your hair makes it grow faster.

This is one of the most common hair care rumors out there. Hair grows from our scalp, meaning whatever we do to the ends of it won’t affect how quickly it grows. However, regular trims every 4-8 weeks can snip off split ends. Split ends make your hair look frayed, thin, and unhealthy. So while a little dusting off the ends won’t make your hair magically look like Rapunzel’s, it will improve the overall quality and appearance of your hair.

However, to support strong, healthy hair, you can take a multivitamin, biotin or folic acid supplement, or simply eat a healthy, vitamin-packed diet. All of these are believed to help hair grow strong and healthy.

Myth: If you pluck one gray hair, two more will grow back.

Actually, if you pluck a gray hair, you just have one less hair on your head until that follicle regenerates and grows back – gray again. This myth most likely originated because people, in a mad frenzy, would pluck the first gray hair they saw. Before they knew it, their head would be covered in gray hairs! Of course, this is nothing other than the natural aging process.

Plucking hair repeatedly can actually make the hair that replaces it grow back weaker, over time. It’s the same reason why women who wax their body hair for years eventually stop growing hair in those places.

Myth: You need to brush your hair 100 times a day.

Maybe this worked for women of the past who were confined to the home to raise children, but modern women will say, “Thanks, but no thanks” to this advice. Brushing your hair actually is good for it. It helps to pull the moisturizing oils in your scalp down to the ends and stimulate blood flow to your scalp. However, brushing it too much could unnecessarily pull out hairs.Just brush your hair until the tangles are out and call it a day!

Myth: Hair dye will damage your hair.

At one point this was true of all hair dyes. Hair dyes, both professional and boxed, used to contain awful chemicals that made them a lot harsher than they are today with no attempt at actually treating the hair. These days, professional hair salons typically use products that are designed to limit the amount of damage. Generally, if you are going darker, the dye will not damage your hair. However, going lighter and bleaching does cause some damage – though, moderation and a professional hair stylist is key to ensuring the health of your hair! We’ll call this myth half-busted!

Myth: Box dye is just as good as salon dye.

Not only is box dye more damaging to your hair than salon dye (it doesn’t contain all the nutritional and moisturizing elements that salon dye has, which is why it is so cheap), but it is also a bigger risk when you do at-home dye. Our color specialists at PB Salon have spent years and years training, practicing, and educating themselves on the art of hair coloring and color correction. We use hair color that compliments your skin tone, and we can tell how the color will react with your hair. Maybe a color on a box of hair dye looks nice, but you never know what it will look like on your hair.

For Healthy, Strong Hair Choose Papillon Blanc Salon

We use only the best products to ensure we don’t do any irreparable damage to your hair. When you choose PB Salon, you know you are stepping into one of the best balayage salons near Detroit, and that our color specialists will have you looking like the queen you are. Be sure to check out our lookbook of styles from our balayage studio, and schedule with one of our hair stylists today!

Everything You Need To Know About Papillon Blanc Salon

Papillon Blanc is the premier balayage hair salon in Birmingham, Michigan. Our goal is to not only give you a gorgeous cut, color, and style but to give you a whole “look” that will leave you feeling more confident than ever. Our owner, Eda, is immensely interested in the chemistry of hair and how it grows, styles, and reacts to the products you put into it. This love of detailed knowledge has helped her and our other stylists achieve beautiful looks that match your tone, style, and personality.

What Is Balayage And Where Can I Get It?

Balayage is a hair coloring technique in which bleach or another lightening solution is “painted” onto small sections of hair. The end result is a natural and gradual lightening towards the ends of the hair. Balayage may look random and simple, but there is actually a lot of training, practice, and continued education that goes into expertly placing each stroke of color.

While we certainly aren’t the only Birmingham hair salon where you can get balayage hair, we are one of the few who specializes in it. Many hair stylists go to beauty school and then take what they learned into the salon where they work. This can cause issues when a customer wants balayage but each stylist uses a different technique. At Papillon Blanc, our hair stylists are all specially trained to use the best and most proven techniques to create expert balayage every time. That means regardless of who does your hair, you will always see the consistent results you want.

Many people ask about our balayage lookbook. These balayage styles have been created by our hair stylists, and are able to be recreated by them to give you almost an exact replica of what you want. This also is designed to give you some peace of mind when you come into our salon for the first time. For example, you can bring a stylist a picture of Chrissy Teigen and say, “I want my hair to look like hers.” The stylist has almost certainly not done Chrissy Teigen’s hair, so they can only make their best guess as to how exactly her hair was colored. When you use our lookbook, you know you are getting styles that have been created and practiced by the talented stylists who are doing your hair.

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We Are More Than Just A Balayage Salon

Balayage is by far the hair request that we hear most often. However, at our heart, we are a beauty salon. We also offer all of the usual beauty salon services, and then some. Our amazing hair stylists can offer haircuts for those who aren’t necessarily looking to add color to their hair and they can do amazing blowouts and styles for when you need a little help getting your hair to look perfect for an upcoming event. Papillon Blanc salon also offers eyebrow waxing and tweezing, as well as eyebrow tinting for those whose eyebrows need a little extra color. Our Birmingham, MI hair salon even offers hair Botox treatments for people whose hair is dry, damaged, dull, and lifeless thanks to over processing.

And speaking of over processed hair, you’ll be happy to know that our hair stylists are experts in color correction. Whether you simply need a toner or you need full-on-color correction, we can help you. Trust us, we’ve all experienced the dread that follows a botched dye job that was supposed to give you Daenerys-Mother-Of-Dragons blonde and ended up looking more like Donald-Trump-Meets-Slim-Shady orange. Don’t panic, just give us a call and tell us how we can help!  

Papillon Blanc is also one of the top places in Michigan to go to learn how to balayage. If you are a hairstylist who is looking to expand your skill set and learn the best practices when it comes to this hair-painting technique, make sure you take a few minutes to read up on our balayage classes for hair stylists!

We Are The “Balayage Salon Near Me” You’ve Been Searching For

Balayage has been around for quite some time. However, like most trends, balayage started in Europe, moved to big cities like Las Angeles and New York, and has been slowly making its way across the United States to become one of the most popular hair coloring techniques available. While the women of France have rejoiced in beautiful hair thanks to balayage since the 1960s, it has only been popular here in Michigan for a few years. Thankfully, PB Salon’s owner caught on quickly to this widespread hair trend and has dedicated years and years of her time to becoming a balayage master.

Choose PB Salon For Your Next Balayage Hair Color

At Papillon Blanc, you can rest assured that you are in good hands. We have had overwhelmingly positive feedback from our clients who leave our salon feeling more confident than ever. To schedule an appointment with one of our Birmingham hair stylists, give us a call today at 248-385-1227!

3 Tricks to Camouflage Gray Hair

3 Tricks to Camouflage Gray Hair


Educating  my clients is part of what I do. For me, it’s so important for them to understand how their hair actually grows and the changes it goes through through the years. Have you ever wondered why your colorist encourages you to get your hair done every 4 weeks?

Well, it’s because hair grows an average of  ½ inch a month or 4 weeks. Every 4 weeks new hair growth starts to show and needs to be touched up and blended with the rest of your hair. Majority of women do not want to see gray in their hair so they use color as a tool to counter it.

But did you know that your previous color jobs can also work as a tool to camouflage the new growth when it comes in? Majority of my clients book every 4-6 weeks and meanwhile their new growth blends in so well that in some cases it’s hard to tell if they even have new hair showing.

But what’s the trick?

  1. Add Balayage Highlights. Adding balayage to your base color makes a huge difference. Whether you are a brunette or a blonde, adding natural looking highlights to your base color will camouflage your hair with its natural color so when it starts to grow it is not a major difference. Adding highlights is one thing, however, what is most important in camouflaging your new growth is the amount of the highlights one puts in the hair. What do I mean with that? For example, a woman with 10% gray should have 10% highlights and a woman with 50% gray should be 50% highlights. So your hair colorist should create your highlights in a way that it blends in with your natural hair. However, when a woman that has more than 50% gray in their hair then your colorist should be able to create your color in a way that you don’t have to put too many highlights on. Tip: Highlighted hair together with hair coloring should not have more than 50% highlighted hair. After all, they are called highlights and not high lift…
  2. Zig-zag your part.  Zig-zagging your part not only will confuse the eye but it does give volume to the top of the hair. This helps hide new hair growth. On top of that, voluptuous hair is a great tool for feeling youthful and confident! 
  3. Use Eyebrow Shadow. When you go to your favorite beauty store and get your shadow that matches your eyebrows, I suggest you invest in a eyebrow shadow that matches your root color. It is the easiest and most effective way to cover these stand out roots. One thing I like about eyebrow shadows is that they are very safe, affordable, and effective. Woman with blonde hair that have dark roots can also use dry shampoo. I find dry shampoo to be very effective in these cases.


What Hair Color is Best for Your Skin Tone

Which Hair Color Suits Your Skin Tone Best


3 Easy Ways to Determine What Colors Look Best on Your Skin 


Have you ever wondered  after a color service why you looked pale, tired, and had to apply makeup to bring color back to your face? Chances are you chose the wrong hair color to compliment your skin tone.

Here are three factors to determine which hair color suits you:

  1. Eyebrows: Are your eyebrows lighter color or darker? Lighter eyebrow color is a good indicator that you look better as a medium or lighter color. Have your hair colorist create a color that is 1-2 shades lighter or darker to your eyebrow color. If your eyebrows are light, the hair color that suits your skin tone best is dark medium or light blonde. If your eyebrows are dark, brunette and also other tonalities (ex. Ombre), will suit your skin tone best.
  2. Eye Color: Complimenting your eye color to your hair color helps bring warmth to your face and creates a total, natural look. Look in the mirror and notice what other colors are in your eye? Red, orange-copper, yellow, white? Remember that all the colors in your eye  are the undertones that suites you the best.
  3. Baby Hair: Take queues from your first natural hair color. If you were blonde as a child, hair colors in variants of blonde are best for you. If your hair was dark, chocolate browns and other deep colors are ideal. Red hair indicates that any red hair color will give your skin the extra life and glow it needs.



If you are looking or thinking about trying a new hair stylist, check out my article on How to Choose Your Hair Colorist.

How to Choose Your Hair Colorist/Stylist

Are you having a hard time choosing your hair colorist? Or do you not have a colorist that works wonders with your hair? In this article, I will be sharing some valuable tips on how to choose the right hair colorist that you will be happy with for years to come and why it is so important to stay committed with your colorist once you have found the right one! People that know me also know that one of the main reasons I became a hair stylist is because I was having a VERY hard time finding someone that knew or understood how to work with my hair color and shaping of my hair cut. Almost everyone has that one thing that they would change or improve with their hair and I am one of them. Due to my small features, I LOVE big hair. I have found a few easy ways I can maintain my big fluffy hair. Here is a few tips on how to find your perfect stylist that will make you feel amazing every time!


Check their work.

Nowadays, most stylists post their work on social media, such as instagram, pinterest, or Facebook. Does their style of work fit your style? For example, at the salon, my staff and I focus mostly on natural looks, (click the link to see examples, meaning that it looks natural when someone else looks at your hair. It doesn’t look artificial and the blending is done to perfection.

Check for Proper Blending.

Check the way they blend the colors together, does it look seamless? Click here to see some before and after pics and look closely for lines of demarcation, A good colorist blends the colors together in a seamless way. This stays true for hair shaping, too. When hair is cut in a seamless way, you know the cut is good one.

Do they Analyze your Features?

He/she will analyze your features and will try different things within their own guideline of limitations to make sure to enhance your best features and make sure you look your best. For example, if you qualify and look good with warm caramel undertones, they will enhance these colors in a way for you to look amazing. A good stylist will give suggestions what colors work best to make your features stand out.

Do they Analyze your Hair?

He/she will always analyze your hair. A good hair colorist will want to look how your hair grows and how your pigmentations change with time and make notes of it for the next time you return.. With some people, pigments change more often than others. On some people, gray tends to get grayer faster and with some other hair types it grows out in spurts

Do they Improve your Look?

He/she will always create something for your needs to improve your look. Because hair changes very often it only makes sense to tweak once in awhile. We all go through emotional changes which is interconnected with the way we look. Don’t be afraid to ask your hair colorist or stylist about the topics we talked about. Always remember it is your hair and you will be living with it.

Are they Personable?

Does your stylist have an urge to learn about you? Because hair so personal, she/he will want to match your hair with your personality and most importantly will use this to enhance your look. For example, for someone that likes muted, natural looks it doesn’t make sense to use fantasy colors such as pink, blue, purple etc.. Unless it is a request for a dramatic look then she/he will work with it in a way to test first before you might go permanent with the color.

Are they Up to Date on the Latest Techniques?

He/she should be updated with the latest techniques in her/his industry. Online classes, local classes and hair shows are available all year around so it is very important to ask him/her when was the last time he/she attended color/cutting class. Once every year or every other year is a good frequency. Also, it is very important that they learn techniques with colorist and stylist that have been in the industry for a long time and have a good reputation. Learning just from anyone might not be so good. I teach my staff weekly or monthly depending on the look we are trying to achieve, to make sure they stay updated with the latest techniques.

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