Balayage

Heck Yes! Balayage!

We’ve been on board with ombre hair and its many variations for a long time now we’re always on the look out for a new take on the trend. Have you heard one of our stylists talk about “balayage,” that’s when we suggest you perk up — it’s the hair color trend to try.

Balayage is o of the most searched words on google right now!

What is balayage?

Balayage is a French free-handed highlighting technique (be gone traditional foiling techniques) that will make you look perfectly sun-kissed, like a subtle, blended ombre. Who isn’t down for that?

The best part? It lets your stylist release her inner artist, so she can totally personalize the colours and placement for you.

The appeal?

You can achieve so many different effects from soft, natural highlights to something strong and punky. It’s super low maintenance too! Because of the way the colour is applied there won’t be a harsh line of regrowth.

Need Proof?

Look at these gorgeous styles!

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How it’s done.

The process varies depending on the length of your hair and your desired result. What you can usually expect is to have individual strands coloured with a brush. The strands chosen are determined by your stylist to create a super flattering look for you!

We find that all of our balayage clients are going for different looks and need to maintain those looks at different rates. Initially you may need multiple appointments to really build up your colour (colour takes time for happy, healthy hair!). If you’re going to extend your appointment because you like the way your regrowth is blending then we suggest coming in for a toner and a treatment to freshen up your colour in between appointments

Is it for me?

If you want more of a carefree colour, then this could be the look for your next appointment!

There are many different techniques that people use to create this look. It really depends on your hair type and colour history. If you’re seeing one of us we will be able to come up with a technique to achieve the look you desire that best suits your hair type and colour history. But it can take a few appointments because we want to do whats best for your hair.

There are certain hairstyles that show off balayage. I always love to see balayage finished with loose curls or a beachy, tousled look where you can see the colour variations ribbon through the hair. Sharp, strong haircuts like a bob require a stronger colour or a block colour to show off the cut. But balayage can be personalized by your stylist to work for you, that’s why its so amazing!

 

Hair Creations Now Offers Keratin Smoothing Complex – So What is It?

What is Keratin?
– Keratin is a fibrous protein found naturally within the hair. In fact, the hair is mainly made up of Keratin associated proteins.
– Keratin acts as a protective shield against humidity which is the primary cause of frizz.
– Over time the hair loses Keratin from exposure to the sun, environmental factors, styling, and chemical services.

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THE POWER OF KERATIN TREATMENT
Keratin Treatment is effective on all hair types. What it does is replenish lost Keratin and repair damage, it locks out humidity to reduce unwanted frizz, and gives the hair increased manageability alongside styling versatility. The treatment rebuilds strength, restores smoothness and elasticity, and gives hair a healthier appearance.

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STRAIGHTENING VS SMOOTHING
Conventional straighteners and relaxers may break protein bonds in the hair structure which cause the strands to reform into a permanent straight shape.
VS.
Keratin technology doesn’t break hair’s bonds, it delivers smoother hair that can be styled wavy or straight. Keratin penetrates hair structure and it is then sealed within the cortex to repair damage.

4 STEPS OF THE KERATIN TREATMENT

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SO WHAT TREATMENT IS BEST FOR YOU?
The best way is to contact us at Hair Creations Salon to determine which Keratin Complex Smoothing Treatment will be the most appropriate for your hair type and lifestyle. But we have listed the options below.

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In Salon – Hair Smoothing Keratin Treatments
The below treatments show that there is a solution for every hair type, lifestyle, and budget. These treatment solutions range from time it takes to complete the service, the length of time which the treatment lasts, and the waiting period to shampoo or style after the treatment. Generally these factors range from longest service and most expensive while longest lasting to the opposite.

The Signature Smoothing Solution – best for any hair type with frizz or curl who is seeking longest lasting smoothness, manageability, and protection against humidity.
The Signature Smoothing Solution for Fragile Hair – great for blonde hair, but best for any hair with curl and frizz that need extra care and conditioning while still wanting longest lasting results.
The Speedy Smoothing Solution – best for any frizz or curly hair type, but for someone looking for a quick smoothing solution.
The Same Day Smoother best for any hair type with frizz, for a person who wants convenience of same day styling, shampooing, and conditioning.
Curl Controller best for any hair type with natural texture who want to control and refine the curl while taming frizz.
Intelligent Blow Dry featuring a revitalizing smoothing system best for those with frizzy hair who want healthier looking, shinier and more manageable hair.

BOOSTERS
A blow dry service in between your Keratin Treatments.

Hair Treatment Boosters – REPLENISHER – Best for any hair type. This treatment delivers a renewed radiance to the hair while locking frizz out.
Vital Shot Restorative Keratin Ampoules SERIOUS HAIR REPAIR – This is best for dull and damaged hair that needs to be brought back to life. It delivers instant frizz control, renewed strength, and resilience plus protection against future damage.

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Layer one of this shot opens up the cuticle, layer two fills the gaps with Keratin where Keratin was depleted

 

 

There are a lot of options so talk with your stylist to decide which Keratin Treatment is best for you!

The photos are taken from the Keratin Complex social media pages.

Get out of your hair rut for spring and summer!

If there is a time to switch up your hair its in the summer! We’ve put together some on trend looks that will help you survive the sweltering hot days that are about to come with low maintenance, sans hot tools, and super stylish colour! Here are some of the styles that work best for the summer season to get you out of your hair rut.

Braids: braids are in on every length of hair (even on men).  Braiding short hair is the newest look.  Any type of braid is in (fishtails, cornrows, french braids or regular braids). Anyone can do this look because it doesen’t have to be perfect.  The undone look or distressed, messy organic braid is the look you want.

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Short Hair: this is the buzz. If you want to make a statement, cut off all of your extra inches! To make even more of a statement with your short hair colour bombing is the way to go.  Add a splash of pastel purple or pink, or go for a vivid magenta, blue or purple.

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Hello Layers!: change up your BOB or add lots and lots of texture to your long hair. Lots of layers, texture & disconnections with your ends thinned out is this warm weather look. Goodbye BOB. Hello layers.  Colour bombing or Ombre is still very popular for this cut, but the newest look is bayalage or contour colour around your face. This created a soft frame for your face.

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Colour: whether you’re looking for a colour fling or the one!
Hair colour is getting warmer for the spring & summer. Darker roots fading out to beautiful warm shades, bronze, gold & copper tones with a colour bomb of red, mahogany & purple look amazing for this season.

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