Archive for the ‘Hair Color’ Category.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Change your Look… Change your life

Everyone kept telling me about this salon in North Scottsdale Short Hair specialists | Jo Paris Salonthat they loved. They kept raving about the amazing haircuts, the spa services, and how the salon had such a different feel from other salons. Every time I thought someone’s hair looked great and asked them where they had it done, I usually got the same answer—Jo’ Paris Salon & Spa. Everyone kept telling me how great it was, how friendly, and how they were top-notch and gave the best haircuts and color. Everyone was raving about them. And when I was raving, I mean I couldn’t get one of my friends to stop going on and on about how fabulous they were. So, since my hair was in desperate need of someone who could understand it (and me), I took the plunge.

The directions were easy—I had the address, but when my friend said it was right behind Sopporo, I knew exactly where to head. When I walked in, I felt like I stepped out of Scottsdale and into Europe. The place had a very cool, European vibe. Everyone greeted me, offered me something to drink, and asked me about myself. It was an inclusive-feeling atmosphere with a chic setting. There was a small boutique to the left when I walked in, and the entire salon was done in dark and light woods with green accents. 

I came to find out that the owners were from France. Owned by a husband and wife team, the husband, Jo, was a famous stylist in France and was the official stylist of the Cannes Film Festival for 10 years! He had clients, including a large roster of celebrities, come from all over for him to do their hair. I chatted with him for a few minutes (how often does the owner come over to say hello?!) and he told me how it had been his dream to immigrate to the United States and to open a salon here. This one had opened in early 2011. His dream had been to handpick stylists who could provide the same cutting-edge services that he could, and who could offer clients the absolute best in hair care. And the setting was also just as important to him. Everyone who worked at the salon had to get along with everyone else and be willing to collaborate in order to provide clients the best possible service, and the salon had to offer a European feel that made clients feel at home.

On my first visit, I decided on a haircut and color—and I have never been so happy. I have difficult hair with cowlicks, but the cut worked those into the style so that it somehow always falls just right. And the color is absolutely perfect for my skin tone. We had gone lighter than I had originally thought, but the stylist insisted it was the shade my skin needed. She was so right. It’s perfect.My stylist shared with me that everyone in the salon only uses the very best color products, which are by Goldwell. The products are formulated using the most innovative and advanced technologies,in order to deliver the utmost predictable and vibrant results every single time. And, every month, the stylists are be trained by a Goldwell professional in the latest techniques, introduced to the newest products, and taught how to obtain the absolute bestcolor for their clients—all in order to ensure the very best results for their clients.

I also loved that I finally found one place to go where they are experts in everything, from cutting my hair to finding the perfect color to extensions and more. They are great at all styles, from long to short, and know all the latest haircutting techniques and color techniques. I loved that they make education a priority—they emphasize always staying on top of learning the latest techniques and industry information so they can offer their clients the best and most up-to-date techniques. It’s a place where I could really put my hair in their hands for anything and know I could trust them to make it perfect.

I’m now a devoted client and will never go anywhere else. And you’ll find me there for my hair, nails, spray tans, waxes and facials! I love this place!

Monday, January 21, 2013

Hair Color Specialist Scottsdale


Why choose a Hair Color Specialist Scottsdale?

If you have ever bought a box of hair color from your local drug store and tried to color your hair, you probably understand the reasons why it’sHair Color Specialist Scottsdale | Jo Paris Salon important to book with a hair color specialist Scottsdale for your hair color services.

While it seems easy enough, coloring hair is both a science and an art. A hair color specialist Scottsdale has not only gone through cosmetology school but they have also completed additional training in advanced hair color techniques and spent six to 12 months assisting a working professional.

The hair coloring processes can involve using any of the following:  temporary, semi-permanent and permanent hair dying, bleaching or lightening hair, applying lowlights and adding highlights. A properly trained hair color specialist Scottsdale has the training and experience to perform all of these color services as each one requires a different knowledge and skill set.

Choosing a hair color specialist Scottsdale to perform your color services ensures that you will get the results you are seeing damaging your hair. Color done at home or by an inexperienced hair professional can leave your hair damaged from over processing. Damaged hair can appear severely dry, brittle, and lifeless and in extreme cases hair can begin to break off.

A well trained hair color specialist Scottsdale understands the art of hair color and how to work with color to bring out your best features. It may seem like there is only one shade of blonde but the truth is, there are many. Each person is unique – some people choosing to go blonde require a color that has more of an ash or cool tone to it while others need more of a gold or warm tone. Color specialists know how to analyze their client’s skin tone and features and then use that data to recommend the best color.

It doesn’t stop there. A color specialist Scottsdale must know how to mix the colors and tone if needed to achieve the correct end result.

Jo Paris Salon has features some of the best color specialists in the Scottsdale area and in fact, most are world class master colorists. If you are considering a new color or are in need corrective color, give Jo Paris a call to schedule a consultation.

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.