Friday, June 14, 2019

Summer Blonde!

Summer is here and so is blonde hair! 
There are a few ways to go about getting this look -- Balayage, Ombre, Foiling, or All-over High-lift blonde, just to name a few. 

Balayage is painting the color or lightener on the hair. Depending upon the lightness you are looking for and the contrast that presents itself, you are likely to want to do a root shade to blend the base color with the level of light blonde so that it gradually blends into the highlight. When lifting more than five levels, you may not always be able to get it done in one session. For the health of your hair, we recommend using Olaplex. It rebinds the hair fibers to reduce damage during the lifting process. Dont be in a rush to see blonde; it take more than one appointment in some cases. So, if recommended, do it twice. You'll be happy you did, and your hair will too. 

Ombre is similar to Balayage, but it id mostly directed to the bottom of your cut. Ombre is done to look like your highlights have  grown out. Generally you would like to keep the color of your Ombre toward a more natural tone, but sunbeaten. Besides the blonde though, ombre looks good with fashion colors in it. Its not too much and you can lift those ends until they are up. Because its off the scalp and instead on the ends of your hair, the process takes the stress away from your scalp. 

Foil highlighting creates a finer effect. Its weaved in so that your natural color and the light blonde mesh together. You will want to keep as much of your natural color as a back drop to the lighter pieces, and with foils, you'll want to get closer to the root for a more natural look. The foils hold in the heat so you have more control over the lifting process than you do with Balayage or Ombre. Foiling also makes it easier to do lowlights or any other color in between the foils. You dont get that kind of control with painted highlights. With foils, applying darker colors to the hair is easier than painting dark colors on light hair. The process makes it easier to change tones or add multiple tones. 

For all over blondes, you could go one of two ways: (1) high-lift color or (2) using a lightener. With more natural blondes or people with shorter hair, you have a better chance of achieving a Marilyn Monroe blonde. For those in the natural blonde family or have shorter yet darker hair, you can go the way of double process. Its not as popular as it used to be, but it is the best way to get the most striking blonde. Its also a look you must be ready for ---- with great blonde comes great responsibility! Enjoy your summer, blondies!

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Wednesday, May 29, 2019

What exactly is a Blowout?

There are few things that are better than spending the day getting pampered at the salon, and when you leave, you have the added bonus of knowing that you look your best. Freshly styled hair always makes you look and feel beautiful, and you may even go to great lengths to keep that style as long as possible to keep your confidence elevated. What if there was a way to get that feeling whenever you want it? In today’s post, we will discuss blowouts and how they are the secret to every amazing salon experience.

At dsparada Color Salon, our experts know a thing or two about styling hair. We offer a variety of salon services that will help you achieve the looks you’ve always wanted. Whether you’re interested in keratin treatments, haircuts, or a fabulous color treatment, we can help! Ready to get luxurious locks that you will love? Contact dsparada Color Salon in Raleigh to schedule an appointment!

What Is a Blowout?
When you’ve visited the salon, you may have heard your stylist use the term blowout once or twice. You may have thought that the term was synonymous with blow drying your hair, but a blowout is so much more than that! A blowout is a service that is typically performed in between your regular haircut and color. Typically, a blowout service consists of the stylist washing your hair and then using their professional skills to dry and style your locks into a beautiful and volumized look!
At dsparada Color Salon, we offer three different blowout services, each giving you a unique and gorgeous look. Walk out with a sleek blowout that leaves your hair sleek and smooth, choose a volumizing blowout for extra bounce, or enjoy a carefree look with beachy waves! Make an
appointment now at dsparada Color Salon!

What You Need to Know Before Getting a Blowout
Getting a blowout is a fun way to mix up your style in between cuts and colors, or even enhance your look for a special event! That being said, most people go to the salon for a blowout without knowing exactly how to make the most of this volumizing ‘do.

Communicate With Your Stylist
If you go to a certain salon every time you get your hair done, then you most likely have a favorite stylist who sees you regularly and knows how you like your hair. However, if you’re in a different city or you’re just getting a blowout for a special event, then you may not see the stylist that you normally go to. If that’s the case, then it’s important that you communicate with whoever is doing your hair. For example, if you like to have your hair parted in a certain way, or you know that using a lot of products makes your scalp oily, then it’s important to let your stylist know before they wash and style your hair. Communicating any concerns will allow them to better tailor the service to your needs, resulting in a better overall experience.

Consider Your Options
As we mentioned earlier, a blowout is simply a service in which the stylist will wash and professionally style your hair. In most cases, blowouts result in smooth, straight hair with a bit of curl at the end, but if that’s not your style, then it shouldn’t sway you from getting a blowout. Blowouts come in all different varieties, and you can choose how you want to style your hair. Before your stylist gets started, ask if there are different styling options. Most salons allow you to choose if you want a straight or curly blowout and talking with your stylist may even open your eyes to other options that you didn’t even consider!

Extend the Life of Your Blowout
One of the best parts about getting a blowout is that this gorgeous style can last up to a week depending on the texture of your hair. Those with naturally oily scalps may be at a slight disadvantage, but it’s possible! If you notice that your roots are getting a bit greasy, try to tame them with your favorite dry shampoo. On the other hand, if you get out of bed in the morning and notice that your hair has lost its volume, simply flip your hair upside down and spray it with volumizing spray to give it new life!

Schedule Your Blowout at dsparada Color Salon!
Are you interested in seeing what a blow dryer in the hands of professional can do for your hair? At dsparada Color Salon, we offer a variety of salon services, including blowouts, that are designed to help you feel confident and beautiful in your own skin. We offer sleek, volume, and beachy blowouts, and our stylists will work with you to create a look that you love. Learn more about the salon services we offer, and contact dsparada Color Salon in Raleigh to schedule an appointment!

Getting amazing salon hair doesn’t have to involve a cut and a color. At dsparada Color Salon, we offer salon-quality blowouts that will make your hair look amazing. View our salon services and call now!

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Balayage? Ombre? Sombre? Everything you need to know!

When it comes to highlighting and hair techniques, it can be really hard to tell the difference considering they're so similar. Don't fret! We've got you covered. I'm gonna tell you how to differentiate so when you want something new for the summer, you'll be able to let us know exactly what you want!
Balayage is one of the most popular hair trends to ever happen! It actually derives from the French word meaning to sweep, as in to sweep in the hair lightener to create natural sun-kissed highlights. It's a hand painting technique that creates a soft graduation of lightness towards the ends. It's not just for blondes! It's great for every shades of color and adds a lot of dimension to the hair! This technique also helps prevent regrowth lines, and it allows the color to grow out a lot more naturally. The finished product is going to have you looking like you just spent a whole summer at the beach! Balayage typically also starts away from the roots towards the mid-shaft and all the way through to the ends. 

Image result for ombre hairOmbré and Sombré on the other hand are completely different! They are considered a "style" rather than a "technique". Ombré comes from the French word meaning "shadow". Ombré is considered a more drastic and edgier version of balayage. Generally this works better on brunettes, or darker hair so it's less subtle! It's color that is shaded and graduated in tone throughout the hair. 

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Sombré on the other hand, is a lot softer than an Ombré. This style you'll probably see a lot more in blondes. The key to achieving a Sombré is to use more colors. Take the darker color found at the roots and subtly weave it through the hair to create a less abrupt contrast in the hair! It also allows a nice sunkissed look, with only 1-2 levels lighter than the base color. The point of it is, to be a seamless transition from the roots to the ends. 

When you're ready, feel free to stop by/call the salon and get your new look for summer!

DsParada Color Salon
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Saturday, April 20, 2019

All about Keratin!

Don't you hate it when your hair never cooperates? When you're fresh out the shower and all you get is nothing but frizz?

Spring is here and Summer is approaching, which means it's the best time to take care of your hair with a Keratin Treatment! It's great for all hair types especially for the curls! We offer a Keratin Complex Smoothing Treatment and an Express Blowout, they allow up to six months for frizz free hair! It also reduces those curls and adds a smoothness and shine to your hair like you've never seen before! They also repairs the damage, making your hair 10x more manageable and healthier-looking with each treatment! It also cuts styling time and allows for easier blow drying. Who doesn't love that?!

Depending on which Keratin Treatment you chose from, it can last from 6 weeks to 6 months!

Express Blowout: This treatment takes only an hour and a half and it reduces frizz in all hair types. This express treatment utilizes and advanced co-polymer delivery system to penetrate the hair with keratin protein, delivering silky texture and more manageable hair. It'll soften the hair and decrease drying time for up to six weeks. Be sure to wait 8 hours after completing treatment to wash the hair and only use a sodium chloride free shampoo, which you can purchase here at DsParada! 

Natural Keratin Smoothing Treatment: Takes up to 3 hours, so make sure you clear your schedule for it!  The ideal time to receive this service is directly after color service. The treatment will seal and extend the life of the color, making it appear more vibrant! Now keep in mind, after getting a treatment done, you will have to avoid getting your hair wet for 72 hours. I know that sounds like a hassle, but during this time you can also use the Keratin Complex Volumizing Dry Shampoo Lift Powder to absorb any oils that may accrue. You'll also have to wait to get any color done for two weeks and avoid putting your hair up in a pony tail or any bobby-pins in it, otherwise it'll leave an impression in your hair. 

Once you get the treatment done, here are some products you can pick up to give your hair that extra umph! The Keratin Complex Infusion Therapy and the Colorproof Anti-Frizz Collection (it's also vegan)!

Friday, April 19, 2019

Care for your Curls !!

With the Heat & Humidity Coming, your curls are going the be screaming for help! 

Color Proof  carries the amazing product called Tru Curl Perfecting Creme. Color Proof  carries all vegan, plant based products that are gluten free, sulfate free, and salt free! ( Perfect for Keratin Treatments 😉 ) Tru Curl Perfecting Creme enhances your natural curl, providing them with separation and control while still protecting against heat and keeping your color looking vibrant! 
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Seaweed and Sugarcane, along with Illumacurl Complex activates curl memory and gives structure while leaving hair frizz free and smelling delicious 😊 We recommend pairing the Tru Curl Perfecting Creme with the Curl Perfecting Shampoo and conditioner. It gives you the added moisture, shine and more curl control! 

Another great product we recommend is the Curl Up Control Creme by KMS. It provides moisture leaving hair frizz free while shaping and bundling your curls for long lasting separation! Just wash your hair with your stylist recommended shampoo and conditioner, apply the Curl Up Control Creme to wet hair, let air dry or diffuse, and start your day! 
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You can purchase any of these amazing products here at dsParada!

Don't forget to book those Spring time color appointments! Go to to book online!! 

Thursday, March 14, 2019

New Product Line !!!!!

Help Us Welcome Kerasilk

There is just something about shiny new products. The colors and the way the products smell and all the different and exciting things they do. We have 
something in store for you all that will give the that feeling exactly!

We have welcomed Kerasilk! This is a luxury hair care line filled with 
many different amazing products by Goldwell! 
These products help with managing frizz, smoothing the hair, getting that extra
 volume and hair repair. 

 From shampoos and conditioners to
serums to help mend split ends, this luxurious line will

not disappoint you!

Tuesday, March 12, 2019


Its Backkkk!!! 

Our Annual Client VIP Sale is back!
 Join us on Saturday, April 6th 2019 for some drinks and awesome product sales! 

All Products & Hot Tools 
will be 20% OFF ALL. DAY . LONG 

We feature some luxury lines of hair care including Kevin Murphy, ColorProof, and Goldwell.
We just got in some new lines of Kerasilk by Goldwell. Each line is targeted to fit YOUR needs and equpiied with . With Repower for volume, Reconstruct for repair, Color for color treated hair and Control for manageability, you are sure to find something works just perfect for you!