I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve heard the phrase “bleach this hair” throughout my career. Heck, I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve said it myself before learning more about it. The Cambridge and American Dictionaries define “bleach” and “bleaching” as “to remove the colour from something or make it lighter, withContinue reading “Bleach versus Lightener – What you should know”
Category Archives: Posts from the salon
Ecofin Paraffin-Free Treatments
I’d like to introduce you to one of the most delightful spa treatments I’ve come across in my time behind the chair. In the salon I’ve paired this with a set of heated mitts to prolong the relaxing experience. How does it work? Well in the salon you choose the scent of the treatment you’dContinue reading “Ecofin Paraffin-Free Treatments”
I usually try to stay ahead of the next month and have a newsletter ready to go, but, May seems to have gotten away from me. So to save me coming up with one halfway through one month just to come up with another in a few weeks, I decided I’m just going to combineContinue reading “May/June Newsletter”
Let’s talk about photos
I want to cover a few things today; one is why I take my photos behind the chair the way I do, and one is a few ways to spot photoshop when looking for photos. Behind my chair I want to start with the way I photograph hair behind the chair. When you’re browsing InstagramContinue reading “Let’s talk about photos”
More Color Correction Fun
And this time on myself! The main purpose of this post is to really document and highlight how much work really goes into color corrections, even ones that seem “simple,” and to stress how important it is to make sure you’re informed and prepared for what’s going to go into a correction. The first thingContinue reading “More Color Correction Fun”
Strands for Trans
I don’t talk about this anywhere near as much as I should. It required some follow up on my end with the website, but I am fully registered at Strands for Trans! If you haven’t heard of this site before, you should definitely familiarize yourself. Their mission is to create inclusive and safe environments acrossContinue reading “Strands for Trans”
We did it!
Folks… we did it! We’ve officially filled our first box to send back to Green Circle for recycling!!! I have no idea how much it actually weighs but I had a hard time lugging it through the salon building to my suite for its scheduled pickup today. Everything in that box would have ended upContinue reading “We did it!”
We’re Green Circle Salon certified!
I’m so excited to be a part of Green Circle Salons. Being on my own has given me a wonderful opportunity to be incredibly mindful of how my actions and products impact not only the guests in my chair but also the planet we live on. What exactly does it mean when I tell youContinue reading “We’re Green Circle Salon certified!”
I’m switching to Olaplex!
A while back I wrote about the differences between Olaplex and B3, and why I was using B3 instead of Olaplex. My main hang up that pushed me towards the B3 over the Olaplex initial was that the Olaplex had the second step that just took extra time we don’t always have. In my previousContinue reading “I’m switching to Olaplex!”
What really happens when you use kitchen oils in your hair
It seems like we hear it around every corner: “coconut oil is a miracle worker” or “have a problem? Try coconut oil!” To an extent, sure thing! The biggest difference between the coconut oil you use in the kitchen and the kind that’s added in hair products is that the coconut oil that goes intoContinue reading “What really happens when you use kitchen oils in your hair”