Hair Tips:

  1. If I wanted to be a little wild with my hair color what could I do?
  2. Could it be done on a temporary basis?
  3. Exactly how long does a hair color last?
  4. How does hair color work?
  5. How often should hair be cut to keep it in the best condition?
  6. What are split ends? How can I prevent them?
  7. What causes dandruff and what can be done about it?
  8. How often should people wash their hair?
  9. How does humidity affect the hair?
  10. What causes hair to thin or bald?
  11. What affect does dyeing or straightening have on ones hair?
  12. Can I get diseases while having a hair service?
  13. Does your hair change with age?
  14. Are there any new technologies for cutting or hair care?
  15. How do you keep up with the latest styles?
If I wanted to be a little wild with my hair color what could I do?

There are many options. The best thing to do is to call and set an appointment for a consultation. There is no charge and by seeing you in person we will assess your skin tone and eye color to determine what color and coloring technique would be best to address your specific desires. Back To Top


Could it be done on a temporary basis?

There are many temporary colors and depending on the stylist.  We use  Goldwell, Redkin, Schwarzkopf or Paul Mitchel colors. All of these Product lines are top Quality and our Stylists are highly trained in each of the colors that they use. Back To Top


Exactly how long does a hair color last?

If we use a permanent color it may last from several weeks to several months depending on the porosity of the hair. Though through that time it will gradually fade. The other issue would be that there would be a re-growth. That is because the hair is growing and as the new hair comes out it will not have any of the artificial color be it lighter or darker. A retouch is recommended every four weeks or so. A semi permanent color only lasts about 4 to 6 weeks. If we have removed the color as with highlights it too will gradually fade and lighten through the growing cycle. Highlights need to be retouched every 8 to 12 weeks depending on the technique used and how much contrast was achieved. There is no way to achieve a temporary highlight. Back To Top


How does hair color work?

Permanent color works by opening up the cuticle and going through a lift and deposit process. It is a chemical process and if the correct product is used, the amount of damage that occurs in usually minimal. That is why it's important to go to a highly trained professional. The humorous saying comes to mind here is: DON'T TRY THIS AT HOME! Back To Top


How often should hair be cut to keep it in the best condition?

I would say 4 to 8 weeks depending on the situation. Back To Top


What are split ends? How can I prevent them?

Hair is somewhat like rope and split ends are like that rope becoming unraveled. By using quality products, being gentle with your hair and having it trimmed regularly. Back To Top


What causes dandruff and what can be done about it?

Dandruff is usually caused by an over production of skin and not getting it sloughed off fast enough. So a build up of skin occurs. Dandruff is dried up, tiny bits of scalp skin. Generally a scalp brush will help with this challenge if this is not enough then a product containing zinc pirothione should be used If this does not handle the situation consult with a doctor. Back To Top


How often should people wash their hair?

I recommend once a day. Back To Top


How does humidity affect the hair?

On curly hair it can make it more curly or frizzy. On straight hair in may cause it to go flat especially if there is a no fixative involved. Back To Top


What causes hair to thin or bald?

Thinning or male pattern baldness is a result of genetics. Science has recently discovered that an abundance of the male hormone testosterone will cause the advent of male pattern baldness. Is there any thing that can be done to prevent or at least slow it down? There are two products on the market that have been shown to help slow down or arrest the condition. One is Monoxidill the other is Propecia. Both require you to consult a physician for a prescription. Do products like Monoxidill and Propecia really work? They have been shown to work with some people, however discontinued use will result in the condition to revert to its previous state. How about hair transplants? They do work however they are expensive.  It is also a surgical procedure.  We recommended that if you were to use this method, that you find an extremely proficient doctor to perform the procedure. Back To Top


What affect does dyeing or straightening have on ones hair?

As far as a negative effect, I can say this. In going through the process of either one of these chemical services, the cuticle is raised and it never settles down completely. That is why we use only the highest quality Color, Perms, Smoothers and Straigheners.  Also  a quality conditioner should always be used regularly after any chemical service. Back To Top


Can I get diseases while having a hair service?

No we disinfect our equipment between clients. How do you sterilize you tools? We use a very powerful disinfectant.  It is called barbacide. Back To Top


Does your hair change with age?

Our whole body changes as we grow. Some of the most noticeable changes that one might notice is: As we grow older our hair tends to thin. The texture tends to get more course as the structure of Grey Hair (or what Mark calls Mature Blonde!) is different. Sometimes Curly hair may lose some of it's curl. And sometimes hair may gain some curl. Getting old is tough. But we work with our clients to maintain a healthy relationship with their hair. Back To Top


Are there any new technologies for cutting or hair care?

Technology is always changing and growing. The chemicals in color and perms are the best examples of new technologies in the domain of hair; they are becoming gentler and more effective. Back To Top


How do you keep up with the latest styles?

Through industry periodicals and magazines. Seminars and hair shows. Back To Top