Hair Coloring & Highlights
All about coloring your hair in one simple phrase "IT CAN
BE DONE". We have been trained by experts from around the
world and worked with Training Salons to test new products. We
have trained with Organic Hair Color Systems, Alfa Parf, Redkin,
Framesi, Wella, Joico Verocolor and Matrix Socolor.
Our Most recent training at Salon Austin for hair coloring is
in the Organic Hair Color Systems. We receive ongoing special instruction for the
Organic Hair Color Systems in conjunction with the Trionics and Hairmonics hair
So you want ot be a beachy blonde all year round. Many people would like to maintain the summer time beachy look year round. With multi-color applications you to can have this kind of look on your blonde hair.
T.J. worked in a special test salon in Houston for
the development of the original enzyme developers in 1985-86.
This special developer
later became Trionics. There are six specialized developers
in the line as well as several additives to help assist in long
lasting beautiful colors for your hair with less damage and
to the scalp or hair.
Techniques of hair coloring include;
- Temporary colors are available form rinses, mousse,
color wands and coloring shampoo. All of these products can help
to camouflage or blend and correct unwanted colors including
grey hair. Thy generally wash out the next shampoo and are available
to purchase at the salon. Some of the coloring shampoos will
slightly stain the hair for several more shampoos. These are
best formulated by your stylist and can be purchased at Salon
- Bleaching - We can do full head or partial bleaching
of the hair. We have the best in bleaching agents and developers.
Various toning methods are used when necessary. You can look like
Jean Harlow if you want without the discomfort of old time bleaching
agents. The chunky bleached streaks of today can be done in short
time and added into the other coloring techniques.
- Semi permanent colors usually stay in the hair for
several shampoos. They work well to blend faded ends to the rest
of the hair shaft. The color can last from a few shampoos to
a few months depending on the condition of the hair. Toner applications
to the hair though are actually permanent hair color only last
a few weeks usually because of the porosity of the hair or the
exposure to elements (sun, water & wind). Semi-permanent
colors can be either direct dye or a process color. They have
no lifting agent, thus they do not lighten the color of your
hair either natural or synthetic. Many of the current day men’s
hair colors are semi-permanent colors.
- Permanent hair colors vary and stay in the hair anywhere
from a few weeks to several months. Full head color is applied
to the scalp and extended out to the ends. It is usually retouched
every 4-6 weeks. Many times two or more colors are used to obtain
either subtle or dramatic color variations. This technique adds
depth to your color treatment as well as drama when required.The
processing times on the colors are 10-20 minutes with the use of
the Trionics developers and The Organic Color Systems Hairmonics developer.
Framesi 221 Special Effect is no longer available - we prefer the Organic Colour System, see below.
hair color -Salon Austin stylists are so excited about ORGANIC COLOUR SYSTEMS'
new healthy alternative in hair coloring. This product does
not use ammonia or ammonia substitute. Create REDs that aren't
overly bright the first day and then fade quickly.It
covers grey hair with a beautiful natural look. Color hair without
damaging its integrity. No
more burning, itching, stinging scalps or toxic fumes during treatments.
Your stylist can mix the colors to make infinite color combinations,
there are more than 42 colors with 5 concentrates. With all the combinations
that can be made from intermixing colors your only restriction
is your imagination. Create numerous color changes without fear
of damage due to chemical overload. [ read more about Organic Hair Products ]
Herb UK Statement on Wheat and Soy
in their Products:
Organic Color Systems does contain both wheat protein and Soya derivatives. These are not absorbed through the skin and in our opinion will not cause any issues with an internal food allergy. However as with ALL medical questions we advise that the customer seeks the advice of a health care professional.
- Highlighting and or low lighting at Salon Austin is
commonly done with foil in order to be selective with where the
color is applied. Highlighting is adding lighter colors in with
darker colors and Low lighting is adding darker colors in with
lighter colors (lighter colors can be grey hair if there is more
than 50%). Multiple colors can be done at the same time as in
doing both highlighting and low lighting at the same time. These
techniques can last from a few weeks to several months depending
on the amount of contrast to the natural color of the hair.
- Tortoise color application on the hair is pretty and
novel. This technique is done with several similar colors at one
time blonds, browns, and or reds. They can be applied using foil
in a slicing technique. Slicing uses foil in order to blend similar
colors. This very natural technique and also be done in a Balayage
style or done with the slicing technique without the foil for
a very soft and more blended effect or can be applied chunky to
get high drama.
- Kissing is an easy introduction to hair coloring. In
this technique a bleaching agent is painted and or combed on
dried in the hair. It has the appearance of getting highlighting
from an afternoon at the beach. This technique is a quick service
and many men enjoy it as it has a subtle effect. Our Kissing
technique is a cousin of the Balayage technique.
This service is not advised for extremely dark or previously
colored dark hair as the results may not be desirable.
- Halo Highlights are similar to face framing with various
application techniques or one of the halo techniques make it
look like there is a spotlight on your hair all the time by adding
a ring of lighting around the head on the hair when the hair
is parted a specific way.
- Blasting is another technique that for some people is
quite desirable. It is quite similar to halo highlights around
the face, but more dramatic and higher contrast. Usually blasting
uses a light blond color against a much darker brown or red color
to frame the face. Blasting is sometimes done touching the scalp
where other techniques may be kept away from the scalp with the
use of foils or plastics.
- Chunky colors colors are another currently popular color
technique for some fun effects. They can be painted or foiled
in to get the amount of drama you desire. You can do a full head
as in a Balayage technique or just a few chunks around your face
to give your color some pop.
- Hair color repairs and corrections
HELP! It doesn't look like the picture on the box, does it. Even
if it does now, home hair color kits are designed to need as
much care as salon color or more. Your hair will need to be
retouched in 4-6 weeks. Home products often contain ammonia. The kits can be misleading as to the results
you can get as they are designed to work on the average head
of hair. We are experts at repairing and re-coloring even the
worst hair color problems. We use products like the Organic
Color Systems and Trionics and Hairmonics developers that will leave the hair
in great condition and even take less time than some standard
products. Often consultations for the repairs can be done the
same day as the hair color repair.
- Henna - We no longer do henna treatments, we prefer the Organic Color Systems product.
- Trionics Hair Color Developer is an enzyme hair color
developer can do everything peroxide developers
can do and much more. It does not create the damage of regular
developers in depositing the color and or lifting color. It uses
gentle heat to activate the product instead of harsh chemicals to blow open the hair shaft. The hair is left in much better
condition, shiny and silky. The added bonus is that it also takes
less time, and can often be used by people who are sensitive
to peroxide only.