Nicki Wildflower Talks Blonde

This episode is very exciting! We are continuing the ever important discussion around blonde hair and we have brought on the lovely Nicki Wildflower!

She is a Color Correction, Balayage, and blonding specialist and gives a great perspective and insight into coling hair, pitfalls to watch out for. Both professional stylist and hair client will find value in this interview so I hope you enjoy! Thank you for your support of our podcast!

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All About That Blonde Hair

Today, Suzanne is back to talk about a topic that has exploded all over instagram and other social media outlets.

Blonde!

We have a more condensed video talking about blonding on our you tube channel, and it’s floating around facebook so you can always check that out, but we’re going to be a little more in depth here.

What are services that would be considered lightening hair?  What are most popular right now?

Highlights - which will always be in for clients who want to have an overall blonder look… when hilights are done correctly each time a client comes in for a touch up the stylist should be picking up the previously lightened pieces and simply touching up the new growth. Not overlapping previous hilights, which can cause damage or breakage,  and not lightening new pieces each time which would eventually cause the entire head to look solid blond. When this happens the dimension from having the lighter and darker contrast is lost. Stylist will sometimes add lowlights to try to fix this problem, when in reality it should never have happened in the first place had they been taking the time to simply touch up the new growth on the original hilights. *there are always exceptions… such as a client wanting to switch up the way hilights look or needing to add dimension because the natural hair color is quite light or even starting to gray.

Babylights - Which are basically just little tiny hilights. When this is the method used to lighten your hair you will have 2-3 times more foils in your hair then a traditional Hilight service which will increase the cost of the service because it is more work. And honestly, babylights look amazing when first done but can pose a problem when it comes time for a touch up. Because the babylights are so small it’s really hard to find and pick them out so they can be touched up correctly. Because of this a lot of stylists are overlapping previously lightened pieces causing a lot of damage and breakage.  

Ombre/Balayage -  Ombre  - which simply means “shaded” - is the effect of gradually blending one color into another. The method used to create the ombre effect is usually a type of balayage. French Balayage is when color is painted directly onto sections of the hair, usually without foils. At Hair-Do we use what is more commonly referred to as American Balayage which incorporates foils into the service. The hair is still hand painted in a unique pattern customized to each clients desired look, but we use foils to encapsulate the lightner which allows us to achieve a lighter result.

Hairpainting

What is the effect of this and how is it different from foiling?

Who are good candidates for hairpainting and is it just a different technique for the experience or is there value to painting?

Foillyage?

We hear so many people want the blonde look in some form or fashion, but worry about the upkeep or forget that they need to care for the new hair, why is such a high level of upkeep needed with blonde services?

Once hair has been through a lightening service it is considered to be in a “compromised” state. Left alone in that compromised state you risk compromising it more by blow drying, curling, swimming, brushing, etc. We use Olaplex in all our lightening services which helps minimize potential damage or dryness, and while olaplex is amazing it cannot perform miracles. You need to take care of your hair. Because your hair is going to be dryer you’ll need more nourishing products, you’ll also need to get regular trims to avoid split ends. You do not want your hair to split because that creates weak spots which then become breakage. You’ll probably also want a toner at sometime to keep the color looking amazing. Ombre’s and balayages can go a long time between touch ups, but if you want us to be able to touch up your hair you need to make sure it’s in good enough condition for us to re color. We highly recommend coming in for an Olaplex treatment, a haircut and a toner in between services to keep your hair in tip top shape.


What can people do if they are noticing their hair being extra dry, broken, cotton candy-ish!?

Olaplex can help strengthen your hair internally by reforming the bonds that get broken when doing a lightening service, they have a take home treatment that can be done weekly which is amazing. I would also recommend leave in products that help protect your hair from the day to day wear and tear we put our hair through. (Save the Day) We also have a great treatment called KERATRIPLEX  which lasts up to 6 weeks and adds a layer of strength and protection. The results of this treatment are immediate, which is really nice when your ends a really angry.


How does blonding effect thin hair versus thicker hair?


I’ve heard clients be upset that a toner was used


Why are toners used and does that mean the stylist did something wrong?


We’ve seen many people come into our salon after a mishap with their stylist with an orange/brassy look - why does that happen?


Be careful on instagram about this icey movement...many people get there, but

  1. It’s expensive and not easily achieved

  2. We have noticed these bloggers pictures, where the photo is filtered to look lighter, but just jumping on their instagram has shown it’s not as light as the picture.

  3. It takes great care on your part to upkeep the color, tones only last about 4 weeks.


What’s important to know about extending the color/tone?


Ep. 8 Cassie Delliberof Maximum FX Salons

 

 

 

Cassie Delliber is the salon director at Maximum FX salons in Austin, Texas!  She gives great perspective and positive energy on what it's like being at a team based salon, what that means, and fostering a positive environment for stylist and clients!  I think you'll love this interview both stylist and client alike!  A special thanks to Chris Murphy, owner of Maximum FX salons for permitting this interview!

 

www.maximumfx.com

Instagram: maximum_fx_salon

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www.hair-dosalon.com

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@paulsenjhealey

#hairdomesa

hairdouncut@gmail.com

Ep. 7 Charlie Cutter Slams Box Color

 

 

 

MY OH MY! Charlie spits absolute truth and FIRE on Box color!! You won't want to miss this episode...it's is so informative and entertaining! You can find the full episode by searching Hair-Do Un-Cut in Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts,  and the Anchor App

Ep. 6 Linda Deason Interview

 

 

 

In this weeks episode, we interviewed Linda Deason, owner of West Coast Hair Design in Jacksonville, Florida!  She gives some great insight to the client/stylist relationship and has some great tips for hair care!

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Life and Work with Suzanne Bell

This is a special separate interview that highlighted Suzanne Bell in Voyage Phoenix Magazine!  Take a look to learn more about our fearless leader!

 

http://voyagephoenix.com/interview/life-work-suzanne-bell/

Ep. 5 Sticker Shock and Buyers Remorse

In this episode we address a couple of the leading cancers in the beauty industry.  Both sticker shock and buyers remorse break relationships, tarnish reputations, and make people feel terrible.  We discuss some ways to hedge against these faux pas, and how to avoid them all together!

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Ep. 4 Aloha Justin Luman

This week Paulsen interviews Justin Luman, master stylist in Palo Alto, California. We talk about his history, and he shares some great insights into the client/stylist relationship! He's worked in different states in the US, and has some great insight into the hair struggles in each state! Thank you for listening!

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Ep. 3 Sugar Bear Hair and Friends

I want to start with this

 

some of you may remember those sketchers commercials with Joe Montana (an old football player) saying, wearing shows were going to help burn extra calories and tone your thighs and butt by just walking…..Oh, not  they don’t and they paid a 40 million settlement and threw the shoes/marketing out. Sketchers even went as far to have a chiropractor recommend the shoes based on an “independent study” he conducted...oh wait, we was married to a skechers marketing executive...oops

 

Snapchat when they came out told us your pictures magically disappear after 24 hours...not so...they were still holding on to pictures and taking more information then they led on and got blasted for it.

 

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/08/snapchat-disappearing_n_5290101.html)

 

Listerine came out swinging in 2005  saying using mouth wash was better than flossing...yet, they had to pull commercials and information because of a lawsuit they lost because they were lying.

 

suzanne : How about all those filtered pictures on instagram of hair, makeup, #fitnessgoals that we all think are actual pictures

 

We bring these up to illustrate the point that...there are products overstating their significance, and if you’re not curious enough to research you’ll gobble it up like the rock on his cheat meal!

 

Now, all that said, it’s time to connect that with the topic of the day...Sugar bear hair, and any other product claiming strength to hair or increased growth to hair is leading the way in deceiving people...I cannot speak for nails or anything else on the body because we don’t focus on that, this is a hair podcast!

 

In order to find out what was true, I obviously asked hairstylists who study and work with hair everyday...but to really get a strong and factual response I e-mailed the institute of trichologists...Trichology is the study of hair.  I asked them if you took a pill or special drink to grow your hair longer and if the biotin or vitamins travel down the entire hair piece to make healthier stronger hair...This was their response

 

It would be impossible for any vitamins or even food consumed to re-strengthen the hairs again down to it's distal ends as once the hair has exited the scalp it is essentially dead as it has keratinised.

 

The hair only receives nutrients when mitosis is at the root.

 

there is no magic pill to extended the anagen or growth  phase (wouldn't this be lovely if this was the case but science is science unfortunately!).

 

If the kardashians are saying it helps their hair...they are paid to say that!!!  If a stylist or blogger are selling sugar bear hair, or any other brand they use, of course they are going to say it helps...they got product to sell!  

 

So in essence you are basically paying for really expensive gummy bears...woohoo!!  But hey, you look cool on instagram eating the same gummy bears that the kardashians, bloggers do right!?  

 

The fact is that your hair is not like a conduit of vitamins.  It’s dead the minute it leaves your scalp...now...if you are eating really healthy and don’t smoke your hair will be really healthy..in it’s new growth...but your hair only grows about ½ half inch per month give or take a couple millimeters on the person specifically.

 

For those bad at math, that’s 6 inches in a year…..That’s it!  So to get that 14 to 28 inch length...that would take….3 to 5 years...of healthy eating, no smoking and consistently caring for your body to have lucsious healthy hair….that’s alot to ask of people, so ….professional hair brands like Bumble and Bumble, Paul Mitchell, Schwartzkopf, olaplex use science to find ways to care for your hair, truly care so make the hair more healthy or the way it needs to feel (beachy, hydrated, repaired) without damaging your hair.

 

Science wins, not your feelings about your hair.

 

If dentists are telling you to only use mouthwash instead of flossing, or hair stylists or bloggers are telling you to eat something to get healthy hair, you need to double check and you can always research on google!  I am happy to do research for you if you want to tweet or email the show!

 

There is a difference between selling services and products that are beneficial vs being sold to...for example...if you say you struggle with volume when it comes to your hair, and your stylist suggests a product that’s not really meant for volume, then they were not listening and they sold you a product not a solution to your problem.  

 

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