Monday, December 29, 2014

Keragreen Straightening Treatment Special for Valentine's Day!

Keragreen is the new, more natural and organic hair restoration, smoothing, and protein treatment. Formulated with absolutely no formaldehyde, formaldehyde derivatives, parabens, or ammonia; it has been designed as a more gentle, safe, and natural way to rejuvenate and revive hair. The Keragreen smoothing system is a comprehensive solution with supreme respect for the health, wellness, and vitality of hairdressers and clients. With UV protection, L-Cystine amino-acids to fight hair loss, and rich vitamins and nutrients, Keragreen goes unquestioned as the most natural, effective, and respected keratin smoothing treatment in the salon industry.

• Made with Certified Organic Ingredients
• Free of formaldehyde, formaldehyde derivatives, parabens, or ammonia
• Naturally treats hair-loss with L-Cystine amino-acids and nutrients
• Gently restructures bonds to add soft flow, movement, and elasticity
• Restores and rejuvenates hair’s natural beauty while adding strength and vitality.
• Repairs poros, brittle, or damaged hair by adding protein that is rich in nutrients
• Supported by a comprehensive system of specially formulated products

FEBRUARY 6th-8th SPECIAL!

Get $50 off your Organic Straightening 
Treatment with Briana at Composure Organic 
Hair Color Salon!

Book online here or contact 918.510.6543

Here is a link to articles on this treatment and its safety:

http://www.organiccolorsystems.com/keragreen-formaldehyde-results/

Monday, October 13, 2014

2014 Organic Hair Color Fall Trends


The crunch of crimson colored leaves and alluring scent of autumn spice can only mean one thing – fall is in the hair! So sit fireside, warm up your Pinterest pinning-finger, and check out these fall 2014 hair color trends.
The red-orange undertones of Auburn Harvest, one of the most sought-after fall hair color trends, are an ideal match for warm skin tones – pale or dark. Auburn’s brownish-red tint will bring out your skin color’s naturally golden hues, giving you a soft, healthy glow.




Rich and delectable, red velvet is sure to please any sweet toothed, true olive-skinned lady, like Ariana Grande (seen left).













Ruby red with jets of violet? Give a warm welcome to Plumberry. This fall 2014 hair color trend is the perfect match for cool or neutral skin tones looking for a dark red hair color.
Have a warm skin tone? Save the welcome and steer clear of too much violet in your hair color formula – they tend to make your skin color look yellow and sallow.






It wouldn’t be fall without ribbons of caramel highlights frolicking hand-in-hand with a rich, mocha hair color.


For brunettes with a warm base and skin tone, shy away from the frosted chestnut, and embrace your hair’s natural shade with these toffee tones.
For added dimension, pair subtle copper hues with caramel highlights to brighten the face area.


For those with black or dark brown hair color, say hello to black currant. This purpley-black hair color compliments cool brunettes looking to add a little (or a lot) of violet.
Adding this color to a soft sombre or reverse ombré, is the optimal way to blend imperial purple with a natural brown hair color.











Simply irresistible, chocolate hair color can come in different shades, depending which flavor you’re trying to embody.
For a warm, milk chocolate color, look to soft copper highlights to add dimension.
For dark chocolate, focus on your cool brown shades.










Remarked for its ashy tones, cool blonde hair color is a breeze for fall. 
The pairings of dark ash and clear blonde is a popular fall hair color trend for blondes, especially since keeping light hair fresh during winter can be a ha
ssle. 

Friday, August 1, 2014

Before & After Photos

The salon has been busy with new clients! Below are some photos of Paul & Abby. 

Paul came to me after bleaching his own hair out at home 7 times, and finally wanted an alternative way of lifting his Level 1 Asian hair without all the chemicals. He processed under heat for 40 minutes, then cooling for 20 and at no point did his scalp tingle, itch or even burn! 

We applied a toner twice before he left to alleviate some orange/yellow hues because his goal was slate gray/silver.

After having lifted his hair that blonde, he returned a week later for another toner application and voilĂ !


Abby came to me after not having her hair cut in almost a year, with 4-6 inches of regrowth and a completely lost shape. Her goal was red, so we combined a few bottles of this, a few bottles of that, incorporating 3 different red tones with foiling techniques suited for curly hair.





Thursday, May 29, 2014

2014 Summer Hair Color Trends









 
Not everyone has to go blonde in summer, and Britney Spears proves that!





There’s no denying it. 

One the most popular hair color tones for summer is copper!

But for those that want to stay more natural....


Not only is bronde one of the hottest haircolors of 2014, it’s also one of the most versatile. Feel free to add a few more lighter pieces if you’re look for a more blonde than brown look, but this is a great base to start with!






Don't want all over warmth? Dark ash blonde with subtle, warmer pieces at the bottom is a great way to kick off summer. The sun’s rays will likely lighten the color up by mid summer, leaving nothing, but beautiful natural highlights in it’s wake.



Monday, April 14, 2014

Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate vs. Sodium Lauryl Sulfate vs Sodium Laureth Sulfate

Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate vs. Sodium Lauryl Sulfate vs Sodium Laureth Sulfate
Three of the most commonly confused ingredients in shampoos 




Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate: Derived from coconut and palm oils; a safe, skin-friendly surfactant (foaming agent) for both skin and hair. This mild plant derived surfactant creates a rich, luxurious lather that effectively removes surface oil, dirt and bacteria, without stripping or drying sensitive skin. Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate is also hydrophilic. This means it is attracted to water, which enables it to dissolve more readily in water, thus providing superior rinseablility. This is the ingredient found in Concept Vert; keep that in mind as you continue to read on. Sodium Lauryl Sulfate: An ingredient placed in our shampoos to create those fun bubbles that we all thought was keeping our hair clean. Yes, your shampoo is a foaming cocktail of ingredients that half the time you can’t pronounce. The problem is, some of the ingredients in your foaming cocktail sound harsh and all too familiar, but really are quite the opposite.

Sodium Laureth Sulfate
Sodium laureth sulfate, or sodium lauryl ether sulfate (SLES), is a detergent and surfactant found in many personal care products (soaps, shampoos, toothpaste etc.). SLES is an inexpensive and very effective foaming agent.[1] SLES, SLS, ALS and sodium pareth sulfate are surfactants that are used in many cosmetic products for their cleansing and emulsifying properties. They behave similarly to soap.

SLES is an irritant like many other detergents, with the irritation increasing with concentration.[2] It has also been shown that SLES causes eye or skin irritation in experiments done on animals and humans.[2] The related surfactant SLS is a known irritant,[3][4] and research suggests that SLES can also cause irritationafter extended exposure in some people.[5][6] Toxicology research by the U.S. OSHA and IARC supports the conclusions of the Cosmetic, Toiletry, and Fragrance Association (CTFA) and the American Cancer Society that SLES is not a carcinogen.[citation needed]


Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate vs. Sodium Lauryl Sulfate:
Although an ingredient's name may sound similar to another, it does not mean that the molecules are similar with respect to shape, size, performance or even function. Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate sounds similar to Sodium Lauryl Sulfate; however, the two molecules are quite different from each other. Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate is a large molecule ingredient. Large molecule ingredients are considered to be mild, gentle, and non-irritating, as they cannot penetrate the skin. In contrast, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate is a small molecule ingredient, and is capable of penetrating the skin, which can increase the occurrence of skin irritation.
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate is the cheap detergent that is put into your shampoos to make those big bubbles. Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate helps to create those big bubbles too! There’s a catch. One is a harsh cheap chemical and the other, to your surprise is a natural ingredient. What we know about this natural ingredient is that it is derived from coconut and palm oils; it is completely 100% safe for our skin. This plant derived ingredient effectively helps to remove oil, dirt and bacteria, without drying or irritating even the most sensitive skin. Again, this natural ingredient is the one found in Concept Vert.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Split Ends Gone in 10 Minutes WITHOUT a Haircut!

10 Minutes & No More Damaged Hair!

SEEING IS BELIEVING!


This is a new non-formaldehyde product that has an ingredient called amodimethicone that provides TARGETED conditioning your damages areas!


Pricing for this awesome treatment (I've done it, yes it's wonderful!):

Add on to style is ONLY $18

This lasts for 4 weeks, so for those that are wanting to grow a bit more and protect what you have from thermal damages, increase your shine, resist product buildup, AND impart shine - this is for you.

Utilizing a proprietary Thermo-Marine Bonding System™, this treatment fills in and binds broken hair fibers together, instantly mending split ends while a Brazilian Super Nutrient Complex prevents future breakage by protecting ends against daily styling and environmental damage. 
The end result is instantly repaired, stronger, healthier ends protected against future breakage.

 There is no down time; you may wash your hair, exercise, put your hair in a clip, ponytail or bun without worry!

Monday, January 20, 2014

Huffington Post: Hair Color 101 & Organic

 "For hair dye to work, ammonia literally lifts up your hair cuticle... and peroxide destroys your current color."

Huffington Post News!

If you are indifferent to haircolor that contains ammonia, bleach or really believe it doesn't make a difference - read here: "In order to get the color that you wanted, your current color has to be destroyed," according to Wilson. "That's where the peroxide comes in, and that breaks down your natural hair pigment. Peroxide is very drying on the hair, which contributes to the damage of the hair. Now the cuticle is lifted, your pigment has been broken down, so now your hair should be straw-like."



 Stop hating your hair because of it's dryness, breakage, or frizz. The color you choose DOES make a difference. Treat your hair better, treat your body better, treat you better. 



Huffington Posts about Organic Hair Color - used exclusively here at Composure. Stop destroying your hair's health. 

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Brazilian Blowout $pecial - $100 $AVING$!

For the month of January, receive $100 off your Brazilian Blowout Treatment when getting a haircut. The Brazilian Blowout Treatment we use in the salon is THE ORIGINAL Brazilian Blowout Solution (the really expensive stuff!). 

There is ZERO down time with this service, so unlike the other straightening solutions, you can sweat, put your hair in a ponytail (WITHOUT getting a line) and shower, immediately.



"I've always wanted hair this straight, ever since I was a little girl." -Cassie 



Friday, January 10, 2014

2014 Haircutting & Hairstyling Trends


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Pretty in Pixies

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In case you haven’t seen the hoard of celebrities looking pretty in pixies lately (including Jennifer Lawrence, Anne Hathaway, Emma Watson, etc), then maybe this fact will have you agreeing that the pixie is making an epic comeback…
The search for ‘pixie haircuts’ has increased over 500% this year - wowza!
Seriously, the pixie is one its way to becoming a household name like, “The Rachel.”
Additionally, it’s a super versatile cut – ranging from long and shaggy, to sharp and asymmetrical.

Asymmetrical Bobs

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If your clients are unable to commit to the pixie and are still looking for a change, try suggesting an asymmetrical bob. This bob type can come in all shapes and sizes, making it perfect for creating a unique look for your clientele.
This cut allows you to mold different lengths and textures all into one multifaceted hairstyle, giving your client room for flexible styling.
Our favorite celebrities rocking an asymmetrical bob are Karlie Kloss, Frankie Sandford, and Marion Cotillard.

The Wavy Lob

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One of our personal favorite hairstyles of 2014, the Lob – aka, the ‘long bob’! Not too long, not too short – this hairstyle is just right! With curls and texture growing in popularity, this is just one of the many voluminous hairstyles to look out for!

Natural Spiral Curls

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For all those natural curlies out there, we envy you!
But, for those of us stuck with stick straight hair or lackluster waves, this may be an option!
The demand for curl-related services is on the rise, and knowing how to create the ‘naturally curly’ look for your clients is a must.
P.S. Depending on the size and tightness of your curls, you may have to start out with long hair.

Loose Waves

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That tousled, wavy look will still be going strong in 2014! Beach curls, soft waves – you name it – all of these looks will continue to trend.

Deep-side Part

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Great for long or short hair, deep side parts that speak to a more elegant time period will continue to make appearances on the red carpets and in every day hairstyles.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

2014 Organic Hair Color Trends are Here!

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If there is one thing you should take away from this trend report, it’s this: GOLDEN HUES ARE TRENDING!
The warm strands of apricot paired with lighter shades of blonde and light brown will be one of the most coveted looks of 2014.
Similar to it’s Rose Gold cousin, apricot hair color can give you a whole new take on pastels by using your lightest copper gold.
This look can be deepened by pairing darker shades of amber with pieces of gold subtly balayaged or highlighted in. Thank the apricot blonde goddesses, Bella Thorn and Whitney Port, for this one.

Honey Bronde Hair Color

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Keeping the golden tone trend strong, honey bronde is the perfect middle ground between blonde and brown.
From the lustrous locks of Vicroria’s Secret model, Giselle Bundchen, to the iconic hair of Jennifer Anniston, this color has proven to be a timeless classic.

Chestnut Brown Hair Color

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What makes Chestnut Brown hair color beautiful is its flawless combination of cool and warm brown tones.

These colors can range from the darker shades of Zooey Deschanel to a slighly lighter brown hair color like Rose Byrne. Both colors look great with some toasted walnut highlights interwoven from the mids to ends (for dimension).

Brown Sugar Hair Color

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There may be no better model for the brown sugar look than Kim Kardashian and Beyonce. Channeling the warm undertones of their skin and eye color, this a great color selection for those dark brown clients who want to try “going blonde.”

The amount of lightness can controlled by highlight size and placement; however, we recommend the balayage technique mixed with some hand painted pieces.

Chocolate Brown + Caramel Ribbons

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You’ll need to turn to your ombre or baylayage technique for this one, as well! One of the most coveted hair trendsfor brunettes in 2014 is rich chocolate brown, paired with caramel or butterscotch highlights.

The rich warm hues of chocolate brown paired with the creamy golden tones of caramel and butterscotch give this look delectable dimension and shine.

Fiery Red Hair Color

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Red hair color has seen a steady rise in popularity since 2011. With more and more celebrities opting for luscious red locks, this color trend will continue be on fire in 2014!
Fiery Red Hair color is characterized by it’s deep and dimensional red and violet tones (much less orange than your copper reds).
The secret to red hair color that doesn’t fade is hair health! Keeping the hair’s protein, moisture, and pH levels balanced is optimal for long lasting red hair color.


Deep Auburn Hair Color
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Still coming in hot from fall and winter, the brownish-red strands of the auburn family will be another 2014 hair trend to look out for.
The best subtle highlight for this look will be in your copper red family. The key to creating a fully dimension red is having different slices and highlights throughout the hair.

Copper Penny Hair Color

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We said warmer hair color trends are taking over in 2014 and we meant it! If the darker reds aren’t an option, why not suggest a full on copper color!?
Bella Thorn and Rachel McAdams’ copper penny strands certainly grab attention and help bring added warmth to their cool pale skin tones.

These fashion hair trends are specifically for those edgy clients who are always so experimental and fun.
Peek-a-Boo Panels

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Peek-a-boo panels are characterized by their strong color blocking. For example, one underside of the hair could be pastel pink, with the other 70% of the hair being an icy cool blonde.
However, these panels can also be done with natural colors, so feel free to try out different combinations depending on your clients style.