Archive for November 2012

Monday, November 19, 2012

What is Balayage Scottsdale?

What is Balayage Scottsdale?

Balayage is a French coloring technique that was developed in the 1970s. It’s a freehand technique where the color is applied by hand rather thanBalayage Scottsdale Jo Paris Salon using the traditional foiling or cap highlighting techniques. Balayage can be used for clients with both short and long hair with the best results coming from longer hair.

What’s the big deal with Balayage Scottsdale?

This color technique allows the colorist to create a wide variety of color effects from soft highlights to creative strong edgy color. Balayage is very low maintenance so it works for even the busiest clients.

Cost is also a great feature. This color technique does not create a solid regrowth line so skipping a color touch up is not such a big deal. Be sure to go to a professional who is trained in this technique like Jo Paris Salon in Scottsdale’s Lorenzo Ladd. He has been doing Balayage color for over 20 years and is considered one of the best. Keep in mind that a poorly done balayage Scottsdale cannot only look bad but be extremely damaging as well.

How it’s done

The way a Balayage Scottsdale is done depends on the length of the hair and the desired result. You can expect to have individual strands colored with a brush and a backing board. Some colorists like to separate their sections with cotton wool or foil; others tease the hair in sections first then freehand color the ends.

It takes several appointments initially to get the color where the client wants it. Each color session is spaced six weeks apart.  Once the optimal color is achieved, clients can go upwards of four months without having more balayage Scottsdale.  It’s recommended that clients come in for a toner and treatment to freshen up the color in between appointments.

Thinking about a Balayage?

Generally speaking, Balayage is best done on natural hair. However, most of the initial coloring cone to create a balayage look is initially done with foils until the hair is ready to have only balayage Scottsdale.

If you are considering a Balayage color for your hair, we invite you to come in to Jo Paris Salon and see Lorenzo. Call us at (480) 663-8994 to get started.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Winter Hair Care Tips

With the colder temperatures we experience in the winter, hair takes a beating. Jo Paris Salon has put together some winter hair care tips to help you keep your hair in great shape.

Winter Hair Care Conditioning 

Deep condition your hair. You may be conditioning regularly but are you deep conditioning?  

Use a deep moisturizing conditioner at least once a week and when possible, sit under warm heat for 15-25 minutes.

Because winter can be so drying to hair, make an extra effort to spend that extra 15-30 minutes deep conditioning your hair to keep it in tip top shape.

Winter Hair Care Moisturizing

Since you are most likely not washing and conditioning your hair on a daily basis, you should moisturize it on a daily basis, especially during the winter. Winter is not the time for slacking.

Use a light moisturizer throughout your strands before you put your hair up at night as part of your winter hair care routine. Also use a light moisturizer on your ends. Your ends are extremely prone to dryness in the winter due to the wind, hats, and other abuse. 

You can also provide extra conditioning with shampoos.  After using a deep cleanser to get rid of products, follow that up with a rich moisturizing shampoo.

If your scalp get’s dry during the winter take light oil like grapeseed oil or jojoba oil and massage it into you scalp.

Jo Paris Salon can help you maintain beautiful hair during the winter months. We offer a full line of high quality professional hair care products for use at home. We can also assist you with professional treatments in our salon including deep conditioning, cuts and colors that help promote healthy, moisturized hair.