Thursday, February 11, 2016

Communicating with your Salon Sanity Stylist

What Can I Do To Help Describe What I Want To My Sanity Stylist?
 Blog by Salon Sanity Stylist Cheryl Farman

Q: What can I do to help describe to my Sanity Stylist what I want?

Bring In a Photo

Photographs are the easiest way to communicate with your stylist.  With all of the social media resources like Pinterest, it’s easier than ever to find exactly what you want.  Save tons of photos to your phone or bring them in so you can show your Hair Artist your idea – whether it’s a color, a cut, or both.  This way you’ll be on the same page and you can avoid any confusion.

Show Your Stylist

“About two inches” or “just the ends” may mean something completely different to your Hair Artist than it does to you.  Your best bet is to use your fingers to show exactly how much you want cut and where.

Talk About Your Lifestyle

It’s important to be honest with your stylist about your lifestyle so they can provide you with the right look.  Are you a more “wash and go” kind of person?  Or do you have the time and skill to style your hair every morning?  Where you work also has an impact on how you present yourself and is important when considering a style change.

Ask About Products

Pay close attention to what your Hair Artist uses during your appointment.  Ask about what their preferences are and offer yours.  This way, your stylist can come up with a combination of products that works best for your hair type and structure.

Ask Questions!

Most importantly, don’t be shy about asking questions!  The more your stylist knows, the better they’ll be able to fulfill your requests.  Make sure you know exactly what your Hair Artist intends to do with your hair and don’t forget to tell them what you like and dislike in a haircut and color.  This will arm the stylist with all the information they need and will allow you to leave with a smile on your face. 😀

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Color fading

What Makes Your Color Fade After Coloring and How Can You Stop It?  Blog by Salon Sanity Stylist Cheryl Farman
Hair grows an average of a half inch per month. For some people, their hair grows faster than this while others’ hair grows slower. For those people whose hair grows quickly, color touch ups might need to be as close together as three weeks, while those of us with slower growing hair can go as long as eight weeks. Because of how fast your hair grows, you may think that your hair color is washing out, but in reality your hair is just growing and you need another root touch up!
If you notice your hair color fading after only a few days, however, there may be another culprit.
In order to keep your color longer, you need to make sure that you are taking care of your hair correctly. Permanent hair color is absorbed into the cuticle of your hair, altering the pigment inside. In order to keep your color longer, you will need to keep your cuticle healthy. The cuticle of your hair naturally lays flat in a scale-like form; you could say they act just like shingles on a roof. Just like how a hurricane is bad to your roof’s shingles, sulfates, high Ph levels, sun exposure, and hot water can all cause your color to fade by opening your cuticle.
It’s important to follow these steps to keep your color looking vibrant for as long as possible:
Try to avoid washing hair in extremely hot water. This opens up the cuticle, allowing the color to slip out and appear faded.
Make sure to use products that protect your hair from environmental factors like pollution and the sun. Some favorites are Redken Color Extend Magnetics and all of our Pureology line is sulfate free!!!
Avoid sulfates. They act as a detergent and aside from shampoos and conditioners, can also be found in things like engine degreasers and floor cleaners. Sulfates were originally added to shampoos in the 1940’s and 50’s when women didn’t wash their hair often. They needed extra “cleansing” that we don’t require today, and in reality will just strip the color right out of your hair and can even irritate your skin.
You can rest assured that all of the products at Salon Sanity will protect your hair color from the fading process. Ask your Sanity Artist which at-home care product will work best for you if you’re unsure!!!!