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Private Label hair care and skin care lines

I'm very curious about private label products for the salon.  I have been doing some research, no surprise that each company is the best!  Wonder what some of your feedback is, those of you that have or are using a private label product line.  So…MORE>

Started by Emiko Misao Pittman 17 hours ago.

What Road Would You Take? 1 Reply

I thought it would be fun to play a game.  What I love about what we do is that there are many roads to the same end goal.  With that in mind...what would YOU do?Starting points:New growth is a level 6. Ends have 2 coats of 0N + PP Red.  Just...RED.…MORE>

Started by Kate Oppermann Wright. Last reply by Sankara on Saturday.


I have a guest who we have been doing a beautiful 5R on. Of course now she would like to go to a light brown ombre. Her natural is a level 5 and she had very healthy hair. Has anyone accomplished this yet? She loves the Bali Bronze from the Aveda…MORE>

Started by April O'Brien . Last reply by April O'Brien Jul 27.

Harry King looks back 1 Reply

Jeffrey Felner asked Harry King a few questions and posted some great images:>

Started by Kevin Fennell. Last reply by Kevin Fennell Jul 7.

break the base... how do you do it? 5 Replies

This is not something we really do in Europe. I think I want to start offering this to my guests though. Up until now I have refused that technique and would use permanent colour in between the foils to lighten the natural base whilst the foils are…MORE>

Started by Sankara. Last reply by Sankara on Saturday.

Naturally Straight on Highly Textured/Ethnic hair 2 Replies

I know this isn't a color question, but......I have been using the new Smooth Infusion Naturally Straight product on my clients (as well as myself) and love it!  Our salon caters mostly to non-ethnic guests, but I did have a gal come in with natural…MORE>

Started by Megan Keffer. Last reply by Kate Oppermann Wright on Friday.

Rose Copper 1 Reply

Hi all! I would love some suggestions on how to create a rosey tone over a bright level 8 OR. Similar to the photo. Just want a hint of rose. I exclusively use Aveda Color :) …MORE>

Started by Sunshine D Carter. Last reply by Jennifer Tucker Jun 27.

Melted balayage look 9 Replies

Have you ever melted elc with enlightener on previously colored hair to create a melted balayage? Do you use foils or leave it exposed to air using Saran Wrap and cotton? 30 or 40 vol with elc and enlightener?

Started by Dana Wexler. Last reply by David Adams Jun 5.

Transitioning to salt and pepper! 4 Replies

I have a guest wanting to transition to natural salt and pepper....over the past year we've eased her from a level 5 to 9/10 on the mid lengths and 6.5 base to blend with the gray better. Have you seen Roseanne Barr's hair lately? This is our…MORE>

Started by Jeremy Cowart. Last reply by John Bernal Apr 24.

A Day In The Life 12 Replies

Starting a new blog series: diary entries with start of day and growth daily!  Includes tips and life lessons.Sound like something I should post?MORE>

Started by Kate Oppermann Wright. Last reply by Kate Oppermann Wright May 17.



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