Tips For Your Skin Color

What is your skin type like? Are you oily, combination skin or normal? Depending on what your skin type is and what kinds of needs you are looking for depends on the formula to look for. Usually when shopping online for foundations, you can click the description of the product and it can tell you who the foundation is best for. When you go shopping and a sales person will say something like “Who it’s for: Normal to oily skin.”  which is super helpful when seeing if a formula works for you. You can also look for shade ranges that offer added skincare benefits or mention how it is formulated to wear on the skin. When shopping for foundations look for a range that offers not only a wide color range but also undertones – like warm, neutral or cool.

An undertone and skin tone are two different things to remember when shopping for a foundation. Under the skin is your undertone, an easy way to remember. During the seasons, especially summer or winter when you may be more tan or fair, your skin tone can change. But, your undertone never does. Cool undertones contain more blue. Neutral undertones are versatile and can wear neutral, warm or cool foundations and are between yellow and blue. Warm undertones are a little more on the yellow side.

How do you know if you have cool, neutral or warm undertones? Check your veins. If you have purple or blue veins, you’re cool. Blue or green, then you’re neutral. And green or olive veins, when you have a warm undertone. Now that you’ve got your undertone figured out, lets tackle the skin tone.

Always Be Honest To Your Hairdresser

There’s a reason why when you enter the salon that your hairdresser will ask you all these seemingly unnecessary questions… “What shampoo and conditioner are you using at home?” “Oh, L’Oréal Professional or Paris?” What we’re really wanting to know is: WHAT PRODUCTS ARE YOU USING ON YOUR HAIR BECAUSE WE SMELLED IT THE MINUTE YOU SAT DOWN!
Supermarket products are quite literally coming under fire lately for causing almost irreversible damage to the undiscerning consumer. We, as stylists don’t try and steer you to use professional salon quality products on your hair to meet salon targets, but because we genuinely care deeply for your hair’s health. If we’ve spent 3 hours on your personalized color, we want to ensure you’re using the correct shampoos/conditioners suited to your hair, to keep that sexy balayage looking fresh until you’re next in our chair. Think about it – you wouldn’t wash your Gucci dress in Morning Fresh dish washing liquid, you’ll send that bad gal to the best dry cleaners in town!
Here’s a few reasons WHY we’re so flipping’ adamant on getting you guys off supermarket and chemist brands:
1. They cause hazardous side effects during the coloring process
2. The build-up of parabens and silicone’s that make contact with bleach or hi-lift colors react and can cause the hair to literally melt and turn into a steamy liquid
3. Can cause scalp burns and hair breakage
4. Strips color
5. Removes hydration from hair therefore resulting in color fading
We really encourage you to be as honest as you can with us when we’re consulting prior to your hair service. Let us know if you’ve changed up at-home products recently or have changed up any medications – which can also result in a chemical reaction… because, honestly, within 5 minutes we’ll find out! Because your hair will be SMOKING.. And not the good kind.