COLOR FAQ & CONSENT FORMS
Hair Color & Treatments
What is a Permanent Hair Color?
Permanent Hair Colors are colors that lift “lighten” and Deposit “darken” at the same time. Permanent Hair Colors contain both ammonia and peroxide. Permanent Hair colors can lighten up to four shades or levels. Some Permanent Hi-Lift Colors lighten almost up to 6 levels. It all depends on the porosity and condition of the hair. It works by opening up the hair cuticle and depositing the color pigment deep into the hair. Even though they are called Permanent Colors, they still fade due to hair washing, conditioning, sun, light, heat, humidity and styling. The color usually stays true up to four weeks, before fading starts to show. However, Dark and Blonde tones do NOT tend to fade as fast as Reds and Coppers
When can a Permanent Hair Color be used on my hair?
Permanent Hair Color can be used on virgin hair and chemically treated hair. Even though it can be used on previously colored hair, it does NOT lighten it. Only Lighteners such as Decolorizer can lift Permanent Hair Color. It can only lighten virgin hair. However it can darken previously colored hair. Hair that has Henna in it can NOT be colored or lightened.
What is a Semi Permanent Hair Color?
Semi Permanent Hair Colors are colors that can ONLY darken or change the tone of the hair. There are many different types of Semi Permanent hair colors, some are made from chemicals and others are made from natural ingredients “such as vegetable dyes”. Semi Permanent Hair Colors do NOT contain ammonia and most of them have less than 2% peroxide in their developers “mixing lotion”. Some will have no peroxide at all. It works by depositing the color on top of the hair shaft, therefore not lasting for more than three to six weeks.
When can I use a Semi Permanent Hair Color?
Semi Permanent Hair Color can be used on all types of hair. However, it does NOT lighten hair. Semi Permanent Hair Color can darken hair to any color that is lighter than the existing hair color. It can change the tone of the color. In a lot of cases, Semi Permanent color is used as a toner.
What is a Demi Permanent Hair Color?
Demi Permanent Hair Color is a color that falls between a Permanent Color and a Semi Permanent Color. It contains no ammonia but has peroxide in it. Even though it has peroxide, it does NOT lighten the hair; it only darkens and changes the tone. It is more aggressive than a Semi Permanent Color, in that it penetrates the hair shaft therefore allowing for more deposit. The longevity of this color is just as good as a Permanent Hair Color.
When can I use a Demi Permanent Hair Color?
Demi Permanent Colors can be used on all types of hair. However, it does NOT lighten hair. Demi Permanent Hair Color can darken hair to any color that is lighter than the existing hair color. It can also drastically change the tone of the color. It usually gives a brighter effect than the Semi Permanent Color and it lasts about as long as Permanent Colors.
What is a Toner?
A toner is a Type of Semi Permanent Color that is used to darken or change the tone of Hi-lights. Just like a Semi Permanent Color, Toners do not lighten hair and do not contain ammonia or peroxide.
When can I use a Toner?
A Toner is used when Hi-lights are too light and need to be darkened a little. It also changes the tone of the Hi-lights and adds shine to the hair.
What are Hi-lights & Low-lights?
Hi-lights & Low-lights are used in many ways to accent the hair with different colors, change 10% – 75% of the hair color, or to camouflage grey hair. You can hi-light hair with one, two or as many as four different colors at the same time (also known as dimensional hair coloring). They can also be used in combination with an all over hair color. The difference between hi and low-lights, is the color. If you are going lighter than your base hair color, it’s referred to as hi-lights and if you’re going darker it’s considered low-lights. There are many different ways to hi/low-light hair; the most common method is foiling technique.
What is a Perm / Body Wave?
Perms are Ammonium Thioglycolate or Acid based chemicals, which are used to give the hair a permanent curl or wave. The type of curl or wave given, is determined by the rod or roller used, not the perm (chemical) it self. The smaller the rod the tighter and smaller the curl will be. Perms usually lose up, but don’t completely fall out, they simply grow out. A body wave is a perm that is given using big rollers; therefore getting a big lose wave designed to give body, not curl. Body waves are not permanent and they tend to not last more than six to eight weeks.
Brazilian Keratin Treatment
The Brazilian Keratin Treatment is a revolutionary process that transforms the hair from frizzy un-manageable hair to easy to manage frizz free hair! The treatment is keratin based. Keratin is the primary protein of the hair, skin, and nails which gives hair the ability to return to its original healthy state. Unlike products such as crème relaxers and Japanese Straightening Systems, this treatment will replenish the condition of your hair without damage or change to its molecular structure. Instead, it will simply preserve the hair in a frizz free and manageable state. This treatment can be used on all hair types, such as curly, wavy, frizzy and even chemically treated dry hair.
Is this treatment a relaxer?
No, it is a treatment based of keratin that naturally softens, shines, smoothes, eliminates frizz and gives instant manageability.
Can you do the treatment after coloring?
Yes, we recommend immediately after you color your hair.
Can you do the treatment on top of relaxed hair?
Yes, you can do the treatment over any previously relaxed hair. Whether it’s a Sodium Hydroxide, Thio-based chemical or any other type, but only after two weeks.
Can you do the treatment on previously chemically treated hair?
Yes, this treatment can be done on any previously chemically treated head of hair.
Can you do the treatment on highlighted hair?
Yes, you can do highlights and this treatment immediately after.Can you do the treatment on virgin hair?
Yes, it can be done on virgin hair.
Can you do the treatment on children? If yes, what ages?
Yes, we recommend on children 7 and over.
Can I color my hair and do the treatment?
Yes, we recommend you color the hair first and immediately follow up with the treatment.
Can I color my hair after the treatment?
Yes, we recommend doing so 2 weeks after you have done the treatment.
Can I shampoo my hair after the treatment?
Yes, but only 48 hours after you have done the treatment.
Can I wear a ponytail or tie my hair?
No, only 48 hours after doing the treatment.
What should I do if my hair gets wet during the first 48 hours?
Blow dry immediately and flat iron if necessary.
Can I go into the pool or ocean after my treatment?
Yes, but only after 5 days.
How long will the treatment stay on my hair?
2 to 4 months on all types of hair.
What shampoo can I use after doing the treatment?
We recommend our shampoo because it does not contain Sodium Chloride and it also has Keratin and UV protection which will protect your hair and allow the treatment to last longer.
Do I have to do a touch up on my next visit on the whole head?
Yes, the entire head from the roots to ends.
When should I have the treatment done again?
2 to 4 months or as needed.
Should I cut my hair before the treatment?
Yes, if you are changing your style. No, if you need a trim only.
Can I use my hair spray, gel, mousse or any other hair products on my hair during the 48 hour period?
If I get any ridges in my hair when I sleep, what should I do?
Use either a blow dryer or flat iron to straighten the ridge in the hair.
Can I do the treatment while pregnant or nursing?
We do not recommend it. Check with your physician first.
Can an infant be present while the treatment is being done?
We do not recommend infants be present in a salon during any chemical services.