Tuesday, June 26, 2012

"I Want My Hair To Look Like Theirs!"

    This is a comment made by people, young or mature, boy or girl when they find a photo of hair they admire. Finding something you like is quite difficult and if the look is simply chosen because of a picture in a magazine, then the results are not going to be realistic.

 One of my pet peeves is the following:
 (please pay no attention to her bad regrowth!)

The finished look as featured in the video as well as the following pictures are not created by "accident".
They are all down with a curling iron, flat iron and product.

#1.Time - Being practical about how much time you're willing to spend is essential.

#2. Hair type - Does the model have the same hair that you do? Is yours thick, but is theirs thin? Is yours super flat and their super tight curls?

#3. Face shape - This is one of the hardest and most important variables to take into consideration. Every person is unique and the exact same hairstyle on one person may not compliment your face as well.

#4. Product - Almost every model or picture of a great hairstyle you see is going to have product helping to achieve the desired look.

#5. Hot tools - flat iron, blowdryer, curling iron - these are our friends! Practice does help to make the process easier, but the final result is well worth it.

If you're having problems achieving the look that you believe is right for you, come sit down and we'll help walk you through the process. All the questions are asked ranging from: how often do you wash your hair, how do you hold the blowdryer while drying, do you finish the look with anything? These are all important and if you're confused come by and we'll help!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Is Your Goal Healthy Hair?

 Walking through the doors of a traditional salon, clients are often met with the smell of ammonia and a host of other harsh chemicals they will inhale for the duration of their so called ‘relaxing’ experience.   
 Hair dye might be one of the most toxic beauty products out there.  But how bad is it? Ask yourself, how can something that smells so toxic be safe?
 Some experts estimate 75 percent of women over 40 color their hair, which means consistent contact with harsh irritants and carcinogens, such as ammonia, hydrogen peroxide, and coal tar–derived p-Phenylenediamine.

 Adolescent girls are beginning to color their hair younger than ever.  The toxic fumes and chemicals in hair dyes are especially dangerous for pregnant women and young girls who are going through puberty since these chemicals mimic hormones in the body and can send their endocrine system into major confusion.
 What’s the alternative?  Composure Organic Hair Color Salon offers natural hair color services free from toxic fumes and dangerous chemicals. Our color systems will help you look and feel your best while never having to worry about compromising your health. 

 Composure uses Organic Color Systems in our natural hair color processes.
 Organic Color Systems contains no ammonia, formaldehyde, sodium laurel sulphates or parabens. What it does contain are good-for-you ingredients like a full spectrum of vitamins and plant extracts, certified organic ingredients and anti-oxidants. The line is cruelty free, vegan, and eco friendly.

And a bit more science "stuff" in case you wanted to know:

"The most common name for PPDs is Paraphenylenediamine. It is a dying agent derived from coal tar, and is found in higher concentrations in darker colors. Many people may will develop a sensitivity to PPD over time, or already are sensitive to it. What you should also be aware of is PPD's similir cousin, PTD. Many hair dyes claim to be 'PPD-free', but add PTD instead. In fact, more PTDs are needed to do the same job as PPDs, so you really must be aware of your own sensitivity. To our knowledge (and we check regulary), there is no PERMANENT hair color line that doesn't have PPD or PTDs. What is even more outraging, is many color companies will not disclose their ingredient list - look out for that. Our color does have traces of PPDs in our darkest color. On average, we have about .6% and other permanent professional hair colors have 6-9%." ~ Organic Color Systems

Friday, June 8, 2012

Want to Get RID of Your Old Shampoo, Gel, or Hairspray?!

~ Everyone loves saving money and trying something new & improved ~

Starting June 14th, 2012 - bring in your non-Prive item (shampoo, conditioner, gel, etc) and receive 20% off your exchange! ITEM FOR ITEM!
I know some are a little hesitant, because change is hard. I understand - but I've been using this line for almost 2 year, and it's amazing. Prive is soft, touchable, shiny, and smells awesome. I think my favorite thing, personally about the smell is that it's unisex and it slowly disappears. No longer will you smell like you just lef the salon!
 After leaving the previous upscale salon here in Tulsa, this the closest thing out there to Aveda, and personally - I think it's even better! Come experience the change - with a new exchange program!
(Note: CANNOT be used in addition to any other discount or promotion.)