Change and the fear it provokes in something
  we frequently encounter, but, Change is Good!
                It's Time and Your Ready!

                   Embrace Your Beauty

                     Defend Your Color

Sultry Blondes, Vibrant Red Heads & Daring Brunettes it's all under your control. Timing is everything &  it is time for a change. Open up a future of possibilities!

The key to Hair Color is the“COLOR WHEEL”

If you know the color wheel, color becomes easy...
It may sound a bit odd but your hair is a mixture of 3 colors; RED, YELLOW and BLUE. These are the Primary Colors.

All colors are a combination of blue, red and yellow except black and white. Brown is created by mixing all three primary colors. White hair is void of natural pigment and it is important to compensate for the lack of pigment when haircoloring.

The law of color states that opposite colors on the color wheel will counteract or neutralize eachother.
Opposite colors on the color wheel are also complimentary.

Secondary Colors are ORANGE, GREEN and VIOLET. If you look at the "wheel" a color opposite (directly across) will "negate" that color. This means if your hair is pulling to much red then a green base would be used to neutralize the color. If your hair has a yellow tone, violet will cancel it out. Blue neutralizes orange or brassy tones.

One of the most important elements of haircoloring is determining the hairs' "underlying pigment." When you choose a color in a swatch book, your hair may not come out that color because of the underlying pigment in your hair.

   Underlying color + Artifcial color = Final result

Tone refers to the characteristic of color. In the blonde family it may be golden blonde, coppery blonde or
ash blonde. Tone refers to whether a color is warm
or cool.

The warm colors (highlighting) have a red, orange and yellow (gold) base. The cool colors (ash) have a blue, green or violet base.

Natural pigment is called melanin. There are 2 types
granular and diffused. Whether your hair is black, brown or blonde they all contain granular and diffused
pigment. Darker hair contains more granular and Lighter hair contains more diffused.

Depth in color refers to the degree of lightness or darkness. The higher the concentration of pigment the depth is darker. The lesser the concentration of pigment the depth is lighter. Every color can be made lighter or darker by changing the level. Most color manufacturers use the level system for both natural and color-treated hair. The level system goes from level 1
to level 10. 1 indicates black and 10 indicates the lightest blonde.

                 Levels of Hair Color
2=Very Dark Brown
3=Dark Brown
5=Medium Brown
6=Light Brown
7=Dark Blonde
8=Light Blonde
9=Very Light Blonde
10=Light Platinum Blonde

Questions you should consider before hair coloring!

1) What kind of results are you looking for?
2) How big a change are you looking to make?
3) How long would you like your hair color to last?
4) How would you define your personal lifestyle?
5) How much time are you willing to invest to maintain your haircolor?
6) What was your natural color as a child growing up?     
A good Colorist will know from experience that hair types vary in quality, texture and condition, therefore,
can alter the end result from the targeted shade.

Elements influence the porosity of the hair: which can alter the targeted color results.

1) Physical structure
2) Elements (sun, chlorine)
3) Hair care products (Proper PH 4.5-5-5)
4) Texture (Fine, Medium, Course)
5) Color Products
6) Chemical Services (perms, relaxers)
7) Heat Tools (Blowdryers, hot irons)
8) Medication
9) Minerals (well water, iron)

It is essential to clarify the hair at least once a week
from product build up and minerals from the water that build up on the hair shaft which effect the color service
and chemical services.

Whether you want to color some gray or you are hoping for a totally new look, you may be confused by all the choices.

Please take the time to answer my Color Questionaire to find out what is the best choice for you.

1) How often do you color your hair?
__ Every six weeks or so
__ About once or twice a year
__ Never

2) When your former stylist cut your hair, she:
__Resigns herself to the same old cut, since you                              refuse to accept any variation.
__Does whatever she likes. After all, you’ve told her                      sheis the professional.
__Make suggestions for slight deviations to your                              look perhaps some layers this time?

3) What kind of results are you looking for?
__I want to lighten my hair.
__I want to darken my hair.
__I want to match my natural color.

4) How big a change are you looking to make?
__Huge. I want to see a big difference.
Slight. I just want to brighten up my natural color.
__I like my hair color. I just want to blend away                            some grays or enhance my base color.

5) How much time are you willing to invest to maintain your Haircolor?
__When it comes to my hair I have all the time in the                       world.
__I have some time, but I don’t want to be a slave to                     my  hair.
__It needs to maintain itself.

6) How long would you like your color to last?
__4 to 6 weeks
__About a month
__One week

7) How worried are you about damaging your hair?
__A little damage is worth great color.
__It’s okay to trade some damage for better results.
__Any amount of damage is too much.

8) How would you define your personal style?

9) What do you like about your color? ___________________________________

10) What is it you do not like about your color? ____________________________________

11) What was your natural color as a child growing up? ________________________________________
Your childhood color determines your underlying pigment.  




  Let your imagination set you free