Welcome to Avant Garde’s blog. This tool will engage you, educate you, and most importantly inspire you. Our journey through the world of beauty will begin with a topic which would seem like a basic right but is much harder to achieve. We should have the right to express ourselves and be who we are. I’m happy to say that it’s becoming a trend. Fashion colors are being used as tools to creating works of art, and the canvases are just as bold and beautiful. When taking the dive into fashion colored hair, your making a statement and declaring your own independence. It has become it’s own world of mermaids (and mermans!): bright and vibrant or soft and elegant. There is no limit to what these hair artists will create; However, the process to get you there requires a knowledgeable and skilled stylist. This is what you will find at Avant Garde. Passion is what moves us forward and hair is our gateway to expression. The French word Avant Garde translates to ‘bringing the trend.’ We take pride in our word, and in our work. Hope you will join me again next week and see you soon at Avant Garde!
Get ready for the beach ladies!
At Avant-Garde Salon and Spa the hair specialists are always working on the latest trends for local clientele and celebrities. One of this years latest trends is tortoiseshell hair. Tortoiseshell colored hair is sometimes referred to as escaille which incorporates hair color variations of chocolate, blondes and caramels that come together to form a perfect combination of layered hair colors.
By combining these warm colors together, it gives hair a new dimension and depth. Women who already have brown and/or brunette hair can incorporate this hair style with little maintenance after as it blends well with their existing hair roots. As hair continues to grow, this hair color technique works well in keeping an ombre look and feel.
What is right and what is wrong about hair coloring
Can we choose whatever color we want?
Wrong. The choice of the hair color has to be done according to your natural Hair color. If the hair coloration is lighter for more than 5 tones one simple coloring won’t be enough to achieve the results we want. We would need to do a bleaching remover and then the coloration.
Does the hair coloring damage the hair?
Right and wrong. You hair stylist should always proceed to do a hair diagnostic about the nature of your hair and the condition to offer you the color that will be the most adaptive to your case. A color that is going to be realized in the same tone of your natural hair or just to add a reflection or just going to be two toned lighting will not damage the hair. Because today also the new product formulation, they add oil inside and always treatment inside the color by itself. The coloration makes the hair more sensitive as soon as you in a lightning technique. If it’s true that the hair even when it is natural needs treatment as soon as you start to manipulate the follicles of the hair in an important way the treatment is necessary, otherwise you lose the shine that you expect from your hair coloring. And then, you don’t get the reflection that you were looking for.
Is it important to use specific treatment for hair color?
Right. The color of the hair needs a close protection. Colored hair is more sensitive to aggression because it is fragile because of the action of the color product that opens the cuticle that we need to open for the pigment of the color. The shampoo and treatment specific for color treated hair fill up and close the cuticle of the hair and by this it protects durability for a long time the shine and vibrancy of the color reflection.
Never color your hair before going under the sun?
Wrong. If in reasonable dose the sun is not bad for the hair, on the contrary it gives a natural reflect and helps with the vitamin D synthesis it makes hair grow fast. When you use too much sun then the sun can become your hairs enemy in that case you need to protect your hair the same way you protect your skin by using hair solar product . This will avoid that you have to cut your hair at the return of your vacation. On colored hair your hair is already more sensitive by the coloration ingredient and the damage of the sun if you don’t do anything it will be an increase. This is one more reason to do something before and after you go into the sun. What is very important is to rinse your hair after you swim systematically with regular water, dry your hair as much as possible with the towel and apply right after a sun protection on your hair. When the sun is very strong you should wear a hat that is going to also protect your color and your scalp against sunburn.
Is it important to change your eyebrow color and make-up for good results with your color?
Right and wrong. Everything depends in the difference between your natural color and the hair color you will hair after hair coloring. If it is a light difference just a few tones you do not need to dye your eyebrows, on the contrary if the change is important you need to adapt your eyebrow or with waxing to make your eyebrow thinner or with the coloration. Also this theory has to be case by case. It is important also to reflect your makeup for more harmony to match with your hair coloring style.
A new season is the perfect moment to give a good boost to your look.
To make a resume about your appearance and to take position regarding yourself.
The choice of hair look is also a major advantage in your signature image, it defines your allure.
Behind the mod`s craziness one shot effect , there are some major tendencies with hair that will remain in style for a long term.
For this season, the trend after years of having straight hair, is the major come back of movement in the hair .
We have waves, curls, wavy beach effect.
Also, never than ever we are talking about color, this is the major element in the summer top tendencies.
It give some dimension to your look and to your hair.
There is a mix of creative influence like never.
From the most classic to the most eccentric.
Take pleasure, take the risk, play with your hair.
The hair became this summer a canvas where you can express yourself.
So, here in Avant-Garde Salon and Spa we are here to walk you through your beauty runway and create a personalize trendy looks for you and just for
you because each of customer is different and unique.
Feel free to contact Avant-Garde salon and spa for a free consultation with one of our hair Stylist , we are located 155, Miracle Mile
33134 Miami , Coral Gables 305-442-8136
When we start seeing Doctor Martens being worn with lace and liberty prints, there is no doubt that we have entered the age of ” romantic grunge ” This truce between tough and tender ,and nonchalance and elegance ,was first worn by youngsters before being adopted by other generations . It is a trend that expresses a real melting pot of characteristics . Both rebellious and romantic ,it shows that opposites can work together . The make-up is all about strong eyes as “smoky eyes” and hair is styling for a natural rock attitude .This is a trend that leaves the ” total look ” in the shade !
Avant-Garde hair Salon Miami ,Florida 155 Miracle Mile
Coral Gables 33134
present : Collection Summer 2014
“Romantic and Grunge “
A COLLECTION ON THE THEME OF
1/ Hair Coloring
This technique alternating veils of single-tone color brings volume and body to fine hair .The hair colorist technician will choose a neutral base and another shade witch will be applied alternately. This prevents the final color from being too uniform and flat , without having to resort to high and lowlights, ensuring a tailor-made color result .
“sunny Hair” Ombre Balayage Technique
The ever-popular Californian Blond announces the return of the summer .
The richness of this intense blond which brings sunshine into your hair requires the talent of a professional master stylist .Alternating bold platinum streaks with a warmer ,more golden blond brings subtlety and volume . The color is deliberately lighter towards the ends of a naturally sun-kissed , surfer-girl look .
Beach styling hair
The solution for those who have always longed for wavy hair!Dozing off in the sun after is no longer the only way to dry your locks into airy waves . Isaac Mesa Master stylist in Avant-Garde salon and spa Miami advise you on this YouTube video on this technique which is perfect for women who like to let their hair fly in the wind .
Check out the link below :
3/ Hair Accessories
Hair accessories now have an important role in creating a style ! Flowers Head band on the go !
If you’re interested on giving a try to ” a romantic grunge look” , or would like to come visit our salon for a consultation, please feel free to stop by, we are located at 155 Miracle Mile in Coral Gables,
or you can call us at (305) 442-8136.
We look forward to making you look even more beautiful than you already are!!
Highlights the same color as your natural hair? So last year.
Now you should try these colorful dyed tips !
A few years ago: Unusual hair color like greens, pinks, or blues automatically qualify you as “punk.”
Now: Pastel pink hair has made its way into the pages of “Vogue,” and celebrity are wearing Blue ombre on the red carpet.
“Unusual” hair color has officially took place in top salons as the new dyed hair trends.
While we don’t know why people have changed their attitude about colored hair, it’s a change that makes us very happy.
Another way to express yourself and get creative with your hairstyles? There are a variety of techniques and ways to wear this hair color trend, so it’s easy for any girl to try.
Whether you’re looking for a bold, long-term commitment Mermaid Ombre or a quick and non-damaging method like chalking.
Dipped tips are the most popular way to wear this hair color trend. The process requires a pretty big commitment because the hair must be bleached before any color is applied .
even if you’re already blonde. Because this process is complex, in Avant-garde salon and spa, we recommend that you get your tips dipped at the salon. You can also get a wider variety of hues since the color is mixed to your preference.
There are hundreds of pastel shades adding, that are hot right now.
” Summer is close so girls are going for lighter colors, plus pastels don’t cause as big of a contrast with many natural hair colors. It creates more of a delicate effect.”
Darker jewel tones are also very popular ; Beet purples and Deep blues are finding their way into the mix. Another bonus to choosing a deep jewel tone like blue is the variety of hues that appear when the color begins to fade. “We love blue because it eventually fades to a turquoise green,”
Now that you’ve decided to experiment with a little color, what color should you choose?
Pink: “This works best on blondes, however a brunette with a warm skin tone could wear a deep rich pink or a pink with a little more red in it. Pinks would also be fun on redheads.
Blue: For girls with dark hair and an olive complexion, we recommends navy, while blondes should try a turquoise or pale blue.
Purple: All skin tones suit purple, but especially loves it on a dark brunette.
Green: “we see this working on a blonde, it’s a tough shade,” .
How long will your color last?
Depends on how much you wash your hair and whether the dye is permanent, semi-permanent, or temporary.
If you use semi-permanent color and you wash your hair every other day, you can expect the color to last four to five weeks. But if you wash your hair every day, you’re looking at two weeks.
We also recommend you to use a sulfate free shampoo and a leave-in with UV protection.
Ombre hair is that half brown, half blonde look where the tips of your hair look ‘dipped’. The style is sexy in an edgy way. Ombre is a French word that literally means shaded and it is a hot trend in hair color this year.
We think it’s important to share with people considering Ombre is that it is not something you want to try at home. This is a coloring technique has to be done properly or else you’ll end up looking like you have over-grown roots. The difference with over-grown roots is that over-grown roots typically look like two colors that don’t match with a distinct borderline. When our colorists do Ombre at Avant-Garde Hair Salon, it is obvious that the effect was intended.
Most people ask to see samples of a salon and Colorists work, so we’re pleased to share this video by clicking the link below to be taken to our Official Avant-Garde YouTube Channel and watch our team perform Ombre on the girl below.
In the video, you noticed that this customer had the same dark hair when they started on her. Look how amazing her hair looks now.
The Ombre is meant to be a gradual fade of color that should be feathery and subtle. There should be no in-between. The colors must be chosen wisely so it’s definitely a smart move to have a professional Colorist do this for you. The colors chosen must complement and fade into each other.
So why should you give the Ombre technique a try?
- It’s a low-maintenance hair color technique.
Ombre is a fairly easy hair color look to keep up. For the least maintenance, go as close to your natural hair color as possible near your roots, then gradually go lighter down the hair shaft.
- Use it as anti-aging hair color trick.
Ombre is actually a way to imitate the hair color of your childhood. Remember when you’d get so much sun in the summer that your hair would naturally lighten? Ombre hair color gives off that youthful look.
- It is an easy way to grow out your roots.
The whole purpose of the effect is to make it look like you’re growing out your roots on purpose.
- Ombre is a sexy and edgy trend.
This can be a fresh and unique look for you. It’s casual and looks like you’ve been at the beach all summer. When done right, it’s an extremely flattering way to “go lighter.” If you’re thinking about going blonde but feared that it wouldn’t work with your complexion, Ombre hair color is a nice compromise.
Here are some celebrities that have had Ombre done to their hair.
If you’re interesting in giving Ombre a try, or would like to come visit our salon for a consultation, please feel free to stop by, we are located at 155 Miracle Mile in Coral Gables, or you can call us at (305) 442-8136.
We look forward to making you look even more beautiful than you already are!!
They try to conserve money.
- They don’t have time to get to the salon.
- They have a friend who can ‘do it’ for them.
- They did their own color at home
- They went to another salon where the didn`t have stylist color experience
Coloring hair is a complicated process since a stylist needs to know the chemical and color charts and be familiar with the different level of peroxides needed for different hair types. Processing time is also something that has to be monitored closely.
Here’s the good news…bad hair color can be fixed; however, there are some things you’d need to know and prepare for:
- You’ll need to find an experienced stylist that specializes in color correction. Why? Because not every stylist or colorist can repair a bad color job. A stylist must prepare for this process and they really do need to know their color and chemical charts.
- Fixing color is not a one-time process. Therefore, as a client, you should be prepared for a few visits to correct your hair color and keep your hair looking healthy. This also means that you need to be prepared to make a financial commitment to repair your appearance as you’ll be paying for the colorist’s knowledge and expertise.
- Get over the embarrassment of coming in and asking someone to fix your hair. We’ve come across lots of customers who said they were too embarrassed to come to a salon to fix their color so they thought they would keep trying on their own. Once they took the initiative to get their color fixed, they were thrilled at how they looked when the process was done and vowed to never let an inexperienced colorist touch their hair again.
- You need to be comfortable and willing to try different suggestions because your hair will react differently through the color correction process. Your color might not be able to be corrected during your first visit, so you’ll need to be patient during the process. Often times there has been such a bad build-up of color and the hair is fried or damaged as a result of poor color processing so deep –conditioning treatments might be necessary as well.
Because hair color is often considered and art, you’ll need to find a good salon and stylist and stick with that person through the color correction process.
Why? Because you need someone who will be honest with you and experienced enough to take you through the color correction process. For example, there are different levels of peroxide used in color correction and your stylist needs to know what to do to keep your hair from getting any further damaged during the correction process and how to remove all the different tones that might be in your hair. You’ll need to find a salon that carries a quality hair color – this author uses and recommends Goldwell for hair color in general – especially when fixing someone’s hair color.
As a colorist and stylist for several local television personalities and with lots of experience correcting hair color, I find it very satisfying and rewarding to correct someone’s hair color. Transforming someone’s appearance and giving them that feeling of confidence is extremely rewarding for me.
If you aren’t completely satisfied with your hair color and are looking for a knowledgeable stylist or colorist, I encourage you to give me a call and schedule a consultation where I can look at your hair and determine the best way to start the color correction process. If you’re willing to put your hair in my hands, I can assure you we’ll fix your color and we’ll get you that look you were trying to achieve. It might take a little time and a few visits, but the final result will be worth it.
Remember, coloring your own hair might be inexpensive but when you need to fix it, it can get pretty costly as you’ll need to invest additional time and money. So, we recommend that if you’ve never colored your hair, that you start out properly and start with a professional who has lots of experience with hair color and chemicals.
The information for this article was provided by Elena De Vera who is a master colorist has been a part of the Avant-Garde team for 23 years. If you’re interested in a color consultation with her, please call us at (305) 442-8136.
after the color correction you can see on ombre and the purple is totally gone