Are you a once-a-year hair colour client? You are not alone! A lot of people come to Artel Salon to get their yearly full head balayage and there is nothing wrong with that. However, when you get one big balayage service done once a year or longer, the process to achieve your dream hair is
Are you a once-a-year hair colour client? You are not alone! A lot of people come to Artel Salon to get their yearly full head balayage and there is nothing wrong with that. However, when you get one big balayage service done once a year or longer, the process to achieve your dream hair is way bigger and often can be costly. What a lot of clients may not know is that there are a number of smaller services you can come in for to refresh your balayage that are fast but impactful!
Come In For A Balayage Toner Refresh
A typical full head balayage involves lightening your hair and then toning to achieve your desired tone as well as seal the cuticle. The lightener removes pigment from your natural hair the toner adds a hue back into the hair. Over time, it is natural for the toner to fade out of your hair. This is very normal and depends on many factors such as sunlight exposure, how often you wash your hair, what hair care products you use, mineral buildup in the water you wash your hair, etc.
So it’s been a few months since you’ve had your balayage done and you are wanting a refresh! Simply book a toner! This process is much less involved than a full head balayage and can give your colour a boost in under an hour and a half!
Book your toner refresh with your favourite Artel Stylist on our salon website! http://artelsalon.com/
Book A Colour Melt for Your Balayage
A colour melt is a similar process to getting a toner but with a different end result. Let us explain! The purpose of a colour melt is to deepen your root colour and blend out any lines of demarcation as your highlights or balayage grow our. A colour melt would blend a darker toner from the roots down. With balayage or highlights, contrast or dimension in the hair colour is a very useful tool to make the lighter hair look brighter. If you make some areas of your hair strategically darker, the already lightened hair will look even brighter without bleach! How amazing is that!
Book your colour melt with your favourite Artel Stylist on our salon website! http://artelsalon.com/
Everybody’s Favourite – The Money Piece
The “money piece” or face frame just so happens to be in trend right now, but this concept is not new. This is a high-impact, quick hair update that you just might be needing! Instead of getting a whole head of balayage every time that you come into the salon, your hairstylist can just touch up your hair right next to your face, brightening everything up. You would be amazed at how this process can totally transform your look. Be as subtle or dramatic as you want. Dramatic money pieces are totally in style right now!
Book your Money Piece update with your favourite Artel Stylist on our salon website! http://artelsalon.com/
Do Not Wash Your Hair Everyday
As mentioned previously, washing your hair can cause hair colour to fade. This is normal. So a simple fix is to wash your hair less. There are many positives to this besides maintaining your hair colour. For example, picture fewer “hair wash days” in your life….Sounds blissful right? Imagine what you can do with all your new spare time! Also, the oils our scalp produces are actually important for healthy hair. To combat oily hair and to help spread out “hair wash days” we recommend using dry shampoo from Kevin Murphy to tide you over!
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Using Colour Safe Shampoo
We highly recommend a colour safe shampoo that is sulphate-free and paraben-free to maintain your balayage. This is one of the reasons that we LOVE Kevin Murphy hair care! The whole Kevin Murphy line is sulphate-free and paraben-free. We cannot guarantee the quality of drugstore brand shampoos or shampoos not sold at Artel Salon. You would be amazed at the longevity your balayage can have when you invest in the proper at-home maintenance regime. Our best selling shampoo is ANGEL.WASH
Purchase an ANGEL.WASH in the salon at your next appointment or on our online store here >>ANGEL.WASH<<
Using a blue or purple shampoo and conditioner can help maintain the tone of your balayage especially if it is very light blonde. The pigment in a blue or purple shampoo helps neutralize the natural warm pigments in your hair. When your hair is lightened, it exposes the orange and yellow pigment that your hair is made up of. If you look at a colour wheel, blue and purple are on the opposite side from yellow and orange. After you wash your hair many times and your toner starts to fade, your hair colour will naturally start to fade to the warm or brassy side. This is why we LOVE blue and purple shampoos!
We really love the blue shampoo from Oligo Pro! Fun fact, Oligo Pro is Canadian! Pick up an Oligo Pro blue shampoo next time you are in the salon or right here on our online store. >>Blacklight’s Blue Shampoo<<
In-Salon Or At-Home Colour Treatments
In-home or in-salon treatments are an amazing way to freshen up your balayage. Hair treatments can brighten the colour of your blonde, add moisture to your hair or strengthen your hair depending on what treatment you choose!
For in-salon treatments, we use Kevin Murphy TREAT.ME. There are four options to choose from. There are Anti-Aging, Strength, Moisture or Thickness treatments to choose from. Simply ask your stylist about treatments when you are at you appointment!
We also love the Malibu Blonde Treatment for brightening your blonde balayage and removing mineral buildup. This treatment can be added to a service in the salon or you can purchase them on our online store and you can do this purifying treatment in the luxury of your own home!
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