Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Balayage

BALAYAGE

Balayage is one of the most popular hair trends this year! Balayage is a French word that means to sweep or to paint. It allows for a sun-kissed natural hair color with softer, less noticable regrowth lines. The pricipal idea being less is more when creating soft and natural looks.


Read more at http://www.marieclaire.co.uk/blogs/545771/so-what-exactly-is-balayage-why-do-we-love-it.html#vrov5AiBlq5hs3Tm.99

This look will suit any legnth (except very short cropped hair) or color of hair. It also requires very little maintenance. This style grows out more naturally so you are less likely to see the regrowth lines. As long as you are using a color protecting shampoo and conditioner the color will hold longer. ( *Don't forget a heat protectant!*)


Healthy hair is attractive hair and that’ll never go out of fashion. Balayage gives a gorgeous healthy finish that looks nature-enhanced, glossy and expensive. It can be natural or strong, whatever you want, it’s all about the application technique.


Read more at http://www.marieclaire.co.uk/blogs/545771/so-what-exactly-is-balayage-why-do-we-love-it.html#Ft0jPTkWkQl2l6Cl.99
Healthy hair is attractive hair and that’ll never go out of fashion. Balayage gives a gorgeous healthy finish that looks nature-enhanced, glossy and expensive. It can be natural or strong, whatever you want, it’s all about the application technique.
Read more at http://www.marieclaire.co.uk/blogs/545771/so-what-exactly-is-balayage-why-do-we-love-it.html#Ft0jPTkWkQl2l6Cl.99
Healthy hair is attractive hair and that’ll never go out of fashion. Balayage gives a gorgeous healthy finish that looks nature-enhanced, glossy and expensive. It can be natural or strong, whatever you want, it’s all about the application technique.
Read more at http://www.marieclaire.co.uk/blogs/545771/so-what-exactly-is-balayage-why-do-we-love-it.html#Ft0jPTkWkQl2l6Cl.99


ealthy hair is attractive hair and that’ll never go out of fashion. Balayage gives a gorgeous healthy finish that looks nature-enhanced, glossy and expensive. It can be natural or strong, whatever you want, it’s all about the application technique.
Read more at http://www.marieclaire.co.uk/blogs/545771/so-what-exactly-is-balayage-why-do-we-love-it.html#uuVxwxGS7RVZFoqV.99
Healthy hair is attractive and that will never go out of fashion. Balayage gives a beautiful and healthy finish that looks glossy and expensive. It can either look natural or strong, it is all about the application technique. 



























Now, there is a difference bewtween the bayalage and 
ombre/sombre look.



Balayge V.S. Ombre 
Well first Ombre is a 'Style' while Balayage is considered a 'technique'. Ombre comes from the French word shadow.Generally this style works better on brunettes because it is the least subtle. Ombre hair is usually darker at the roots through the mid-shaft and then it gradually gets lighter from mid-shaft to the ends.


V.S. Sombre
A sombre you may see more so on blondes and it is just a softer version of an ombre style.The key to achieving the sombre is to use more colors; taking the darker hue found at the roots and subtly weaving it through the lengths of the hair to ultimately create less of an abrupt contrast from roots to ends. 

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Bob Cuts

Bob Cuts

We all know during the summer how hot it can be so why chop off your hair and try something new!!

A Bob Cut is a Short haircut for women in which the hair is typically cut straight around the head at about jaw-level, often with bangs in the front.

This style is really making a come back this year! A lot of celebrities are trying the choppy bob which is really cute if you are trying to acheive the 'messy' look!



The Bob has so many different forms the creativity never ends! Not only will this cut be easier to manage everyday but it is also super cute! Sometimes when it comes to cutting our hair we get scared and think it will turn out a total disaster. Don't worry about that at dsparada Color Salon because making you look your best is our stylists top priority.

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Hair vs. Sun

Hair vs. Sun

For those of you visiting the beach this summer or attending your neighborhood pool, you definitely want to make sure you're protecting your hair from the sun's rays.  Many people think they only need to protect their skin, but hair suffers damage and aging just as much. Color as well as natural pigment from the hair will fade  to due oxidation, lack of moisture and overall distress from the sun.  Making sure you have UVA and UVB protection in your shampoo and conditioner is the first step.  At dsparada we offer our clients ColorProof Evolved Color Care line.  

The ColorProof line is sulfate and sodium free, which combats fadage and damage.  With this combination of natural ingredients and new technology, ColorProof has provided a line with full UVA/UVB protection from those summer rays.  The New Flex-shield technology offered in ColorProof's products protects the hair up to 450°F.  Also, Nano-sized particles (1/50,000 the size of a human hair) penetrate deep into the hair, allowing strengthening and repair to it's fullest extent!
Dsparada Color Salon has these ColorProof lines to offer you!
  • Crazy Smooth
  • Baobob Heal & Repair
  • TruCurl
  • SuperRich
  • SuperPlump
  • Signature Blonde
  • Color Proof Styling line
  • Detox Shampoo

Friday, May 20, 2016

Keep your Hair Healthy this Summer!!


Many of us don't keep up with our hair during the summer and that's pretty much the main reason why your hair may become dry and brittle.


Here are some ways to help you prevent that dry and brittle look this summer:

Say goodbye to split ends and hello to shiny and luscious hair!

  • Come into dsparada for a Haircut! - Sun can do more damage to hair that already is; So it is best to get a haircut before the summer heat is in full effect. Once you get that haircut it will probably be best to go back and see your stylist every 6 to 8 weeks for regular trims.


  • Washing your Hair! - Try and look for a hydrating shampoo and conditioner if your not using anything to protect your hair in from the the sun. Make sure the product does not have any sulfates or sodium chloride; those ingredients weigh down your hair making it have less volume. For example here at dsparada we carry a line called Color Proof which is a Vegan line that uses no sulfates or sodium chloride. Also contains an anti-aging ingredient and certified organic botanicals. *Tip*- Do not wash as often for that can strip your scalp of the natural oils you need. Try only rinsing your hair after the pool or beach that day and shampoo the next.



  • Keratin Treatments! - They can be expensive but totally worth it! Here at dsparada we offer these treatments starting at *$150. If you don't want to or can't spend the money on a keratin treatment there are great oils you can buy that will help keep your hair healthy.

  1. Argan Oil
  2. Coconut Oil
  3. Grape Seed Oil
  4. Avocado Oil
  5. Almond Oil
  6. Rosemary Oil
  7. Extra-virgin Olive Oil
  8. Jojoba Oil
There are literally tons of natural at home remedies for your hair that you can research. One method is to rub the oil you pick in your hair let it sit for about an hour then wash out using an all natural shampoo. Argan, coconut,and/or Extra-virgin olive oil works very well for those with  thick unruly hair. For those with thin hair Pomegranate Seed and/or  Rosemary Oil can do the trick by adding more life to the hair. Jojoba Oil is great for all hair types. After your appointment here at dsparada you can choose a styling aid that can also help maintain the health of your hair. (We carry Goldwell,Color Proof, and Kevin Murphy products.)



  • Cover Up!- Sometimes the best thing you can do is just throw a hat or scarf on to protect you hair from the UV rays. Pulling you hair back will also work. Just make sure you spray a leave in conditioner to your ends, comb through and pull hair  into ponytail. Also make sure to apply sunblock along the hairline once it is pulled back. *Tip* -  Investing in good hair bands will help!! Don't forget if you have a straw hat UV rays can shine through so you may need an extra layer underneath the hat.















Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Color Corrections

Color corrections:

The expensive and damaging process


Hair color is supposed to convey a message about personality and taste in style, so when hair turns an undesirable color, most people tend to flip! Unfortunately, we all know someone that has used box dye and achieved a brassy, copper color he or she is distraught about. This poor individual is in need of a color correction.  Usually the term color correction refers to the warm, orange tones often applied with poor quality dye and is often a do-it-yourself process. However, if a client has been coloring their hair dark brown for the last 4 years, and all of the sudden they want to put in full highlights, a color correction process is necessary in order for the highlights to come out in a desired tone. 


When stylists lighten hair, color pigment is being taken out, not put into the hair. Along with the pigment, proteins and nutrients leave the hair as well.  This is why clients often have damaged hair and need some sort of treatment to bring it back to life.  That's why products like the Ola Plex are so magical! Ola Plex is a treatment agent that multiplies bonds and cross-links broken bonds so the lightening process is much more gentle on hair!  It can be used in color or as a treatment option on its own.  With the Ola Plex now entering the hair industry, stylists are now able to lift color by many more levels.  Although new breakthroughs are being reached, clients are still looking at a few salon appointments to achieve a dramatic color correction (black to blonde). 
Color correction is not only a time consuming process for the stylist, but it's very expensive for the client.  This is another reason stylists cannot stress enough to visit the salon before contemplating putting that new Burgundy box dye in your hair, especially on top of blonde tones.   There are some stylists out there that charge up to 200 dollars on hour for their time and its possible a client spends 4 hours in a salon.  That's a hefty bill and not everyone can afford something like that.  If a client want a fun color, we always recommend visiting a salon, so at least quality products are being put into your hair. It's much easier when the stylist has the information on the history of the client's hair.  Remember to weigh out the consequences of both your hair's health and bank account before putting foreign colors on top of your head!

Friday, April 22, 2016

Summer is here!

UPDOS + BRAIDS



Keeping up with all the hottest hair trends can be stressful. Braids are the absolute talk of the town this season! Whether it's a fishtail, a waterfall or even a french braid, they're all in style. This little touch of flare can be added to almost any style to give it that extra spice. As many know braiding is just a simple 3 strand of hair weaving technique, simple to achieve and easy to maintain. Braided styles can also lead to other hairstyles as well. When trying to achieve the wavy beachy look, braids are definitely the way to go. Just simply braid your hair into individual braids or 2 French braids, add some hold spray, and let it sit for a day then take them out.







Updos are great for proms and weddings! Braids can even be mixed in with the updo. Updos can be anything from a bun, fancy ponytail, half updo, up with curls, or half up and half down with twists.

Friday, April 8, 2016

DYEING TO KNOW: Color+Fashion=Hair


Fashion is always evolving. Every year we see hot new trends that dazzle even in the plainest of plain Janes. And have you ever noticed that colors in fashion and colors in general go hand and hand? This spring, we are seeing more color than ever, from floral prints to block coloring to ombre.


Color blocking, as you may well know, is a return from the 1960s. And today, it has become a huge trend not only in fashion but also in hair. We see this in hair through hair paneling, or what we call color blocking. This occurs where you have natural base color such as a warm golden brown and you accentuate that by adding a block--- usually around the face or underneath on the sides--- of a fashion shade such as a vibrant purple, beautiful blue, or even fire engine red.


Or you could stay with natural tones and out a vibrant blonde block with a chestnut brown base. These various options available and it all depends on individuals, what their lifestyles are, and how funky they want their looks to be.

Ombre is another favorite trend for the spring. We are seeing this in fashion, from skinny jeans to hair. The idea is simple: Start with a darker color and gradually fade into a lighter color like blonde, or vice versa. In hair, it's a great look and it means less maintenance for the client. The best way to achieve this look is to choose your base first and then go from there.


                                                                         Don Stacy