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Trending Hair Colors This Week – Vol. 79

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Warm brunettes and coppers may be ruling the season, but there’s a color that’s getting some love from the Internet lately – Peach. So, we decided to dedicate the week to this pretty paint and search the #HolisticHairTribe community for inspiration.

Check out our favorites below!

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Peach Mango Pie Hair Color Formula

Hair by Julia Lennartsson

Peach hair colors can be tricky to execute. But with the right formula, you can re-create this hair color with no problem.

Roots: O&M CØR.color 7.4 Copper Blonde + O&M CØR.color 7.0 Blonde with O&M CØR.color 10 vol Activator

Mids + Ends: 40g O&M CØR.color 8.43 Light Copper Gold Blonde + 10g O&M CØR.color 0.43 Copper Pure Color with O&M CØR.color 20 vol Activator

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Peaches & Cream Hair Color Formula

Hair by Julia Lennartsson

When we think about Peaches & Cream, we think about soft, fluffy texture. Doesn’t this hair color remind you exactly of this famous dessert?

Pre-bleached: O&M Pearl Blue Lightener to a Level 10

Toner: 20g O&M CØR.color 9.5 Very Light Red Blonde + 10g O&M CØR.color 9.7 Very Light Brunette Blonde + 10g O&M CØR.color Pale Pink Toner + 3g O&M CØR.color 0.43 Copper Pure Color with O&M CØR.color 5 vol Activator

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Strawberry Peach Sorbet Hair Color Formula

Hair by Amanda Kupari

With our O&M COR Pastel Toners, you can now easily recreate this beautiful hair color by Amanda. With Coral being the Color of the Year for 2019, it’s a must to stock up on these toners.

Color: 20g O&M CØR.color Pale Pink Toner + 20g O&M CØR.color 5 vol Activator + 5g O&M CØR.color Apricot Toner with O&M CØR.color 5 vol Activator

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Peach Tart Hair Color Formula

Hair by Evelyne of Moda Capelli

Don’t you just love this Copper Melt with a hint of peachy tone? Everything about this hair color by Evelyne screams Fall.

Base: Equal Parts Oway Hcolor 7.44 Deep Coppery Blonde + Oway Hcolor 8.34 Golden Copper Light Blonde with 15vol

Gloss with Leftover Color

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Gingersnaps Hair Color Formula

Hair by Molly Kuhl

This client had balayage previously, so all Molly had to do was to touch it up and gloss with the formula. Look how beautiful it turned out!

Open Air Balayage: Oway Hbleach Butter Cream Lightener + Oway Hcatalyst 40 Volume Cream Developer

Full Length at Roots: Half Oway Hcolor 8.34 Golden Copper Light Blonde + Oway Hcolor 9.43 Copper Golden Very Light Blonde with Oway Htone 9 Volume Cream Developer

Water down with Oway Hmilk No Stress Conditioning Treatment

Mids: 1/3 of Remaining Mixture + Oway Hmilk No Stress Conditioning Treatment

Ends: ½ Oway Hmilk No Stress Conditioning Treatment + ½ Remaining Mixture

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Cinnamon Scones Hair Color Formula

Hair by Kristina Fetto

Pumpkin Spice. Gingersnaps. Whatever you call this hair color, there’s no denying the amount of talent and skill put into creating these gorgeous tones.

Partial Foilyage (Roots): Oway Hcolor 4.0 Natural Brown

Toner: 10g Oway Hnectar 8.32 Light Caramel Blonde + 3g Oway Hcolor 8.4 Coppery Light Blonde with Oway Htone 9 Volume Cream Developer for 10mins

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Quick & Easy Holiday Hair Updos to Try ASAP

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The holidays are the most nerve-wracking season for many hairdressers: holiday parties left and right; tourists coming from everywhere; last-minute cancellations and bookings for holiday hairdos, among other things. From all this chaos, it can be challenging to instantly come up with a hair style that's both quick and stylish.

So today, we did 3 elegant 'dos that will allow you to re-create them in the salon in no-time, using our Oway and Original & Mineral Holiday Hair Kits.

Easy Holiday Hair Styles

Low Bun Updo Tutorial

STEP 1. Prep the hair with O&M Atonic Thickening Spray to add body to the hair.

STEP 2. Create a pony using an elastic, leaving a section of hair on the sides.

STEP 3. Apply a few drops of O&M Frizzy Logic Serum to smooth flyaways. Then, make a hole above the elastic and flip the pony through it.

STEP 4. Take the remaining sections and tie another pony, then flip it through the hole.

STEP 5. Spray with O&M Queenie Firm Hold Hair Spray to control texture and set.

STEP 6. Tie the two ponies together near the bottom of the section.

STEP 7. Flip the whole pony, tucking it securely into a bun using bobby pins.

STEP 8. Add more pins and spray with O&M Queenie once more to secure.

STEP 9. Spray with O&M Frizzy Logic Spray to tame flyaways and give the hair a soft shine.

STEP 10. Finish by adding an accent for an elegant touch.

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Waterfall Braided Bun Tutorial

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STEP 1. Prep the hair with Oway Thermal Stress Protector prior to curling the ends.

STEP 2. To create a waterfall braid, begin by taking a large vertical section of hair from the front, and divide into three sections.

STEP 3. Cross the back section over the middle section, and then the front section over the middle.

STEP 4. Next, as you cross the back section over the middle for the second time, be sure to bring in a section of hair underneath to create a French braid.

STEP 5. Repeat this process until you reach the back opposite corner of the head.

STEP 6. Tie a pony with the remaining section of hair and spray with Oway Glamshine Cloud to tame flyaways.

STEP 7. Then, spray the hair with Oway Sculpting Mist to hold the style.

STEP 8. Back comb the pony to give the hair more body and texture.

STEP 9. Pin curled strands onto the side to create a low bun.

STEP 10. Finish by applying a few drops of Oway Glossy Nectar.

STEP 11. If necessary, secure the bun by adding more pins.

STEP 12. If your client has bangs, apply Oway Precious Wax to control the bangs.

STEP 9. Add a sparkly accent to finish the look.

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Headband Bun Tutorial

STEP 1. Comb the hair to smooth and detangle.

STEP 2. Take a headband and put it on top of the smoothed hair. 

STEP 3. Use the O&M Frizzy Logic Serum to tame any flyaways.

STEP 4. Take a section of hair on each side and tuck it in the headband. The thickness of sections determined by the desired final look and density of hair.

STEP 5. Continue tucking sections moving to the back, alternating sides each time for balance.

STEP 6. Spray with O&M Queenie Firm Hold Hair Spray to set the style. Center section: Make sure all pieces are neatly tucked for a balanced bun.

STEP 7. Secure the bun with extra pins if necessary.

STEP 8. Then apply O&M Frizzy Logic Spray to give the hair a soft sheen.

STEP 9. And voila! You're done!

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Which of these hair styles are you excited to try this season?

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Trending Hair Colors This Week – Vol. 78

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When we talk about Fall, we normally associate the season with red and purple hair colors. This week, we’re going to show that even blondes can be trendy this time of year. Check out our favorite Fall blonde variations, which we named after your favorite Thanksgiving desserts.

See our favorites below!

Apple Pie Hair Color Formula

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Hair by Ashley Striker

Here’s proof of what a little warmth can do to the hair. When done correctly, it adds a lot of depth and dimension to the hair without looking brassy.

Previously Heavy Highlighted

Full Head Lowlights: O&M CØR.color 7.03 Beige Blonde + O&M CØR.color 5 vol Activator

Face-framing Highlights: O&M Ammonia Free Keratin Powder Lightener

Toner: O&M CØR.color 9.3 Very Light Golden Blonde

Cheesecake Swirl Hair Color Formula

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Hair by Erin Klumb

Many of holistic hair stylists swear by Oway’s Rebuilding line. Here’s a definitive proof of how it keeps the integrity of the hair with only the hair bath and mask.

Root Smudge: Oway Hnectar 8.1 Nordic Light Blonde (3 parts) to Oway Hnectar 9.0 Natural Very Light Blonde (1 part) with 15vol

Teasylights: Oway Hbleach Butter Cream Lightener + Oway Hcatalyst 20 Volume Cream Developer

Foils: Oway Hcolor 11.17 Frosted Platinum with Oway Hcatalyst 40 Volume Cream Developer

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Wash: Oway Rebuilding Hair Bath & Mask

Cherry Fluff Hair Color Formula

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Hair by Cecilia Gustafsson

Pink is a great prelude to red hair. So if you have a client who’s not ready to go all-out this season, Cecilia’s pink formula might just be what you need.

Color: O&M CØR.color Platinum Toner+ O&M CØR.color 10.8 Lightest Pearl Blonde + O&M CØR.color 0.66 Violet Pure Color + O&M CØR.color 0.55 Red Pure Color

Apple Cheesecake Hair Color Formula

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Hair by Isabel Lopez

Box dyes are one of the hardest to remove. Isabel had to do massive color correction to get to this gorgeous blonde and it paid off!

Full Head of Traditional Foils: O&M Ammonia Free Keratin Powder Lightener + O&M CØR.color 20 vol Activator with O&M CØR.restore Treatment

Tint in between to Cover Grey: 20g O&M CØR.color 7.0 Blonde + 40g O&M CØR.color 8.81 Light Pearl Ash Blonde

Rose Pie Hair Color Formula

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Hair by Gregson Gastar

Last year, Mushroom Brown was all the rage. This season, we’re seeing a lighter, more feminine variation called Mushroom Pink and we’re loving it!

Existing Prelightened Balayage Foils: Half O&M CØR.color Pale Pink Toner + O&M CØR.color Dusty Pink Toner with O&M CØR.color 5 vol Activator for 20mins

Previous Base: half O&M CØR.color 7.7 Brunette Blonde + O&M CØR.color 8.1 Light Ash Blonde and a drop of 0.6

Blackberry Cobbler Hair Color Formula

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Hair by Sarah Gedda Finney

For clients who wish to get in on the Fall spirit but do not want an all-over color, getting purple lowlights is a great alternative. Check out Sarah’s formula below.

Highlights: Oway Hbleach Butter Cream Lightener + Oway Hcatalyst 30 Volume Cream Developer

Lowlights and underneath: 30g Oway Hcolor 6.77 Deep Purple Dark Blonde + 10g Oway Hcolor 7.0 Natural Blonde with Oway Htone 9 Volume Cream Developer & Oway Hcatalyst 20 Volume Cream Developer

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2018 Salon Holiday Gift Guide: Holistic Gift Ideas That Won’t Disappoint

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We still have a few days before the holidays, but it’s never too early to start preparing your salon for the most wonderful time of the year! As always, you can rely on Simply Organic Beauty to come up with the best holiday gift ideas for your salon and clients.

For many gift buyers, finding the right present can be a huge quandary. So we thought - why not create kits that are tailored according to personality or moods?  What's more, these kits come in beautifully packaged boxes and bags so your clients don't even have to worry about gift wrapping! 

Holistic Holiday Gift Guide

For Adventure Lovers

This is a client who visits your salon once or twice a year because she's off traveling, living the nomad life somewhere.

The Oway Tireless Gift Box contains a selection of Oway's daily hair care essentials - Frequent Use Hair Bath and Mask. These nourishing dailies help combat everyday stress travelers are often exposed to, thanks to the Biodynamic Lemon and antioxidant-rich Organic White Tea in the formula.

It also comes with a 50 mL Oway Remedy Hand Balm for to keep the skin moisturized with Organic Chia Butter and Fair Trade Patauà Oil wherever she goes.

For the Daring and Courageous

Passionate people are always up for a dare. They never shy away from trying new things. For people that exhibit these characteristics, our Oway Intrepid Gift Box is the ideal holiday present.

It features a grooming set from our new Oway Men's Collection: Oway Softening Shaving Cream and Oway Repairing Aftershave Balm. These shaving duo prep, soften and soothe the skin for a silky finish - just in time for the holidays.

For the Selfless and Loyal

They say friends come and go, but a stylist is forever.

Oway's The Accomplice Gift Box is made for those precious clients who've stuck with you for years - they're practically family.

A 3-in-one set  that includes our Oway Moisturizing Hair Bath, Mask and Glossy Nectar, these products nourish and hydrate the hair - perfect for those whose selflessness and kindness shine from the inside out.


For the Purehearted

For that one client who sees the good in everyone.

Oway's The Authentic Gift Set Box is a body care set that features Oway Detox Body Bath and Oway Velvet Body Fluid - two Natrue.org certified products that purify and transform dull skin with biodynamic - organic botanicals.

These beauty products use Organic Echinacea and the Plant of Immortality to improve skin conditions and stimulate lipid synthesis, revealing the beauty within.

For the Elegant and Alluring

We all have that client who manages to look elegant and chic no matter the occasion. Packaged in sophisticated gold satin box, our limited edition Oway Velluto lip balm makes for a great holiday gift for this type of client.

More importantly, this organic lip balm is made with a simple, yet effective blend of vegetable waxes, nourishing butters and essential oils that repair, moisturize and protect dry, chapped lips.


For the Expressive Personality

Some clients love to express themselves through hair, and Original & Mineral's Holiday Kits give just that.
Whether your client loves voluminous, textured or polished looks, our O&M Hydrate & Conquer, Fine Intellect and Maintain the Mane will never disappoint!

O&M Hydrate & Conquer Kit: O&M Hydrate & Conquer Shampoo & Conditioner + Frizzy Logic Shine Spray

O&M Fine Intellect Kit: O&M Fine Intellect Shampoo & Conidtioner + Atonic Thickening Spritz

O&M Maintain the Mane Kit: O&M Maintain the Mane Shampoo & Conditioner + Style Guru Styling Cream

For the Go-Getter

Hardworking women carry so much on their plates that sometimes they forget to stop and relax.

Our Oway De-Stress Kit contains our 100% natural soap Oway Materia, Oway Lamina for carving bath melts, and Giara storage jar to create a relaxing beauty ritual at home.

To complete the ritual, you can also upgrade to the Oway Hair Care + Materia Gift Set to gift your client with our Oway Moisturizing Hair Bath and Mask, in addition to the soap and stainless steel grater.

Have you done your holiday shopping yet? Let our specialists help you find the right holiday gifts for your clients and loved ones. Call us at 1-888-213-4744!

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Trending Hair Colors This Week – Vol. 77

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Thousands of children around the world have dreamt of having the same long, flowy locks as Disney princesses. So, this week we thought of naming our favorite hair colors after Disney’s beloved heroines.

Check them out below!

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Little Mermaid Hair Color

Hair by Sierra Grella

No matter the season, pink never goes out of style. This multi-tonal hair color Sierra created makes us look forward to Spring and Summer.

All-over (Balayage and Babylights): Oway Hbleach Butter Cream Lightener + Oway Hcatalyst 30 Volume Cream Developer

Roots to Ends: Oway Hcolor 11.17 Frosted Platinum + Oway Htone 9 Volume Cream Developer with Oway Hcolor 10.1 Ash Extra Light Blonde (Added More Blue) for Silvery Grey Pieces + Oway Hmelt Playful Rose with Oway Htone 9 Volume Cream Developer + Oway Hmilk No Stress Conditioning Treatment

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Belle Bronde Hair Color Formula

Hair by Jordan of Adara Hair Salon

We take pride in providing our #HolisticHairTribe in providing all the tools they need to deliver an exceptional service. Jordan blowdried this naturally curly babe with Nurturing Drops and Smoothing Fluid and sprayed with Glamshine Cloud before combing out curls – and voila!

Foils: Oway Hbleach Butter Cream Lightener + Oway Hcatalyst 20 Volume Cream Developer

Toner (3:1): Oway Hcolor 8.34 Golden Copper Light Blonde + Oway Hcolor 9.43 Copper Golden Very Light Blonde for 12mins at the bowl

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Merida Hair Color Formula

Hair by Crystal Weiss                                   

Isn’t it amazing how a combination of lowlights and a few curls can give the hair gorgeous dimension? Crystal’s work is the perfect example.

Base: Oway Hcolor 5.0 Natural Light Brown + Oway Hcatalyst 20 Volume Cream Developer (Roots) Oway Htone 9 Volume Cream Developer (Through the Ends)

Lowlights: Oway Hcolor 5.6 Red Light Brown + Oway Htone 9 Volume Cream Developer

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Anastasia Blonde Hair Color Formula

Hair by Meredith Blake

When it comes to natural blondes and balayage, Meredith is one of our go-to artists. The subtle contrasts and highlights she paints are just effortless.

Painted with Oway Hbleach Butter Cream Lightener + Oway Hcatalyst 30 Volume Cream Developer

Natural Contrast (Base): Oway Hcolor 5.0 Natural Light Brown + Oway Hcolor 5.17 Light Frosted Brown

Toner: Oway Hnectar 9.31 Desert Sand Very Light Blonde

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Aurora Blonde Hair Color Formula

Hair by Kaehler Hope Reitz

For some clients, lightening the hair can be damaging. For such situations, you can count on adding our new CØR.restore to your formula to help preserve the health of the hair.

Highlights: O&M Ammonia Free Keratin Powder Lightener + O&M CØR.color 30 vol Activator

Lowlights: 20g O&M CØR.color 7.0 Blonde + 5g O&M CØR.color 8.0 Light Blonde + O&M CØR.color 10 vol Activator + O&M CØR.restore Treatment

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Elsa Blonde Hair Color Formula

Hair by Katie Karlo

When you want a subtle grow out, deepening the base and melting it is a great technique to keep in mind. This is what Katie did exactly and it turned out amazing.

Base: O&M CØR.color 5.13 Cool Beige Light Brown

Melted Roots over Grown Out Highlights: O&M CØR.color 7.13 Cool Beige Blonde + O&M CØR.color 8.16 Light Ash Violet Blonde with O&M CØR.color 20 vol Activator

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7 Salon Marketing Ideas for a Fun, Rewarding Holiday Season

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The holidays are the most anticipated season of the year for entrepreneurs. People are more open to trying out products and services, so it’s the perfect opportunity to step up your salon’s marketing game. Even though it’s still over a month before the holiday cheer is in full motion, it’s better to be prepared.

Whether you’re a chair renter or a salon owner, these holiday marketing ideas will surely help boost your salon’s brand and profits this festive season.

Salon Marketing Ideas for the Holidays

Create special gift packages.

We don’t know about you, but picking out gifts is a tough task, especially for men. Having special gift packages ready for purchase takes away the guesswork and time from choosing the most fitting present for their loved ones. Plus, this is also a great strategy to sell your remaining inventory with little discount.

PRO TIP: Organic lip balms and travel sizes are great giveaways for clients as well. By having these on hand, you’re not only giving them a free gift, but it also gives them a chance to try out new products.

Set up a photo booth corner.

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People love taking selfies and having content to post on social media, so having a photo booth corner where they can take pictures after they’ve had their hair done is a brilliant way to promote your business. Don’t forget to tell them to give your salon a shout out in their caption to give your business that extra exposure.

PRO TIP: Strategically place your brand logo, social media, and products as backdrops for your selfie station. But make sure they look elegant and subtle, so the photo doesn’t look like an advertisement when your clients post it online.

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Hashtag it.

To succeed as a small business owner in this digital age, you must learn how to use the internet and social media to your advantage. Instagram and Facebook are currently social media platforms with almost 3 billion active users combined.

In order for clients and potential clients to easily find your business, create a unique and memorable hashtag for your salon’s holiday campaign. This will help set you apart from the many salons in your area and allow you to keep track of your campaign.

Post live tutorials.

Post a live tutorial of this season’s hottest hair styles and colors. By doing so, your clients and prospective clients will know how skillful you are and what you have in store for them this season.

According to research, users who watched an explainer video to learn more about a product or service subsequently bought it. Buyers nowadays do not have much time to read long reviews and product descriptions. They want to see the product in action. Videos can do those and more in only a few minutes.

PRO TIP: While painting and styling the hair, make sure the products you’re using are displayed in full view. Describe to the viewers how to use them, their benefits, and how it makes the hair feel to entice them to purchase.

Organize charity events.

The holiday season is a great time to show much you care for your community. As holistic hair stylists, our purpose extends far beyond making money. Organizing and joining charity events will show your clients how committed you are to your mission. For instance, you can donate beauty products you no longer use to local women’s shelters and non-profit organizations like The Beauty Bus or Project Beauty Share.

PRO TIP: Make it a collaborative effort by encouraging your clients to join your gift-giving event. Set up a box at the reception area where clients can drop off unused beauty products.

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Partner with other organizations.

The holidays are a great time to expand your reach. Plenty of organizations and businesses will be holding special events during this time of year. Connect with holistic health groups, environmental organizations, theater communities, or any group that may need the services of a salon professional. Doing so will help you tap into a new client base.

Update your voicemail greeting.

Nothing beats a nice greeting to get your clients excited for the holidays. Do not forget to include in your voicemail an invitation to book online in case clients call during closed hours. This will help prevent your client from going to other stylists in case of hair emergency.

Have you done any successful holiday promotions in the past? Share them below!

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Trending Hair Colors This Week – Vol. 76

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Halloween is over. And while we’re sad we won’t be seeing anymore trick-or-treaters, our #HolisticHairTribe gave us a few treats to enjoy over the next few days.

Check them out below!

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Buffy Blonde Hair Color Formula

Hair by Olivia Trudgett

Want instant shine for your blondes? Our O&M COR.color’s formula is so gentle and nourishing on the hair – it leaves it super shiny and healthy.

Roots: 20g O&M CØR.color 7.0 Blonde + O&M CØR.color 7.03 Beige Blonde
Ends: O&M CØR.color 10.03 Lightest Beige Blonde for 15 minutes

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Salem Hair Color Formula

Hair by Katy Schmidt

When you need a quick glaze. Katy completely transformed her client’s hair by creating a glaze with Oway and subtle pops of red.

Base: Oway Hcolor 5.0 Natural Light Brown with Oway Htone 9 Volume Cream Developer

Mids + Ends: 75% Oway Hcolor 5.0 Natural Light Brown + 25% Oway Hcolor 5.35 CT Tobacco Light Brown with about 2g of Oway Hcolor 0.6 Red Booster

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Sabrina Hair Color Formula

Hair by Jackie Olsen

If you were looking for witch hair ideas, we hope you’ve seen Jackie Olsen’s work! It’s a beautiful dimensional purple any client will love.

Root Formula: 23mL Oway Hcolor 6.77 Deep Purple Dark Blonde + 3mL Oway Hmelt Blue Charm + 39 mL Oway Htone 9 Volume Cream Developer

Hightlights at the Root: Oway Hbleach Butter Cream Lightener + Oway Hcatalyst 20 Volume Cream Developer

Mids + Ends: Oway Hmilk No Stress Conditioning Treatment

Third Formula: 10mL Oway Hcolor 11.17 Frosted Platinum + 10mL Oway Hcolor 10.1 Ash Extra Light Blonde + a dot of Oway Hcolor – 0.7 Purple Booster + 30mL Oway Htone 9 Volume Cream Developer

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Luna Hair Color Formula

Hair by Gregson Gastar

To create this stunning blonde, Gregson did back to back to foils. Hard work does pay off. 😊

Foils: O&M Paint Powder Clay Lightener + O&M CØR.color 10 vol Activator

Roots Toner: 1/2 O&M CØR.color 7.03 Beige Blonde + 1/2 O&M CØR.color 8.11 Intense Ash Light Blonde

Melted into Mids and Ends: 1/3 O&M CØR.color Platinum Toner + 1/3 O&M CØR.color 9.8 Very Light Pearl Blonde + 1/3 O&M CØR.color 9.16 Light Very Ash Violet Blonde with O&M CØR.color 5 vol Activator for 10mins

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Blair Blonde Hair Color Formula

Hair by Abby Switters

Yes, Fall blondes are a thing. Add a shadow root to your blondes to give it more dimension, like what Abby did.

Micro Foils: Oway Hbleach Butter Cream Lightener + Oway Hcatalyst 30 Volume Cream Developer

Paint Between (1:1.5): Oway Hbleach Butter Cream Lightener+ Oway Hcolor 4.1 Ash Brown

Shadow Root: Oway Hcolor 4.1 Ash Brown

While Toning with Half Oway Hcolor 9.1 Ash Very Light Blonde + Oway Hcolor 11.17 Frosted Platinum

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Crimson Carrie Hair Color Formula

Hair by The Beauty Spot

When looking for that perfect Autumn hair color, you can always count on Oway Hcolor’s Red Series to deliver. Take a look at this gorgeous crimson hair from the Beauty Spot!

Balayage: Oway Hbleach Butter Cream Lightener + Oway Hcatalyst 30 Volume Cream Developer

Toner: 28g Oway Hcolor 10.33 Extra Light Deep Golden Blonde + 7g Oway Hcolor 6.44 Deep Coppery Dark Blonde + 2g Oway Hcolor 0.3 Golden Booster + 2g Oway Hcolor 0.6 Red Booster with 58g Oway Htone 9 Volume Cream Developer

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Trending Hair Colors This Week – Vol. 75

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Words cannot describe how wonderfully talented our Holistic Hair Tribe is so this week, we’re taking inspiration from the Wonders of the World, and named each color after each of them. Get your formula books ready because you’ll definitely be blown away with this week’s Trending Hair Colors.

Check out our favorite hair colors below!

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Aurora Hair Color Formula

Hair by Erin Klumb

We work hard to bring the best ammonia-free professional salon products to our Tribe. So it makes us extra giddy when holistic hair stylists get to create works of art using Oway and Original & Mineral.

Base Melt: 1oz Oway Hcolor 7.0 Natural Blonde  + ¼ oz Oway Hcolor 6.5 Mahogany Dark Blonde + 1/8 oz Oway Hcolor 6.62 Irisee Red Dark Blonde + Oway Hcatalyst 20 Volume Cream Developer

Highlights: O&M CØR.color 9.7 Very Light Brunette Blonde + O&M CØR.color 10.0 Lightest Blonde + O&M CØR.color 30 vol Activator

Lowlights: O&M CØR.color 55.55 Light Red Intense Brown + O&M CØR.color 6.7 Dark Brunette Blonde + O&M CØR.color 10 vol Activator

Hair in between: O&M CØR.color Apricot Toner + 1 Dropper of Oway Hmelt Red Energy + Oway Hmelt Glamour Copper Gold with O&M CØR.color 5 vol Activator

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Rushmore Hair Color Formula

Hair by Lisa Lilley

Got blondes who want to go darker this season? Check out how Lisa turned her clients old prelightened hair into a stunning Fall-tastic hue.

Root Retouch Blended Down: Oway Hcolor 4.0 Natural Brown with Oway Hcatalyst 20 Volume Cream Developer

Weaved out Light & Dark Tones of Previously Lightened Hair

Midshafts and ends: Oway Hmilk No Stress Conditioning Treatment Blended into the Oway Hcolor 4.0 Natural Brown

Toner: 3 parts Oway Hcolor 7.1 Ash Blonde + 1 part Oway Hcolor 0.1 Ash Booster with Oway Htone 9 Volume Cream Developer

Washed with Oway Silver Steel Hair Bath followed by Oway Hbalance Post-Color Neutralizing Shampoo + Oway Hbalance Post-Color pH Mask

Ends: The Rest of the Oway Hcolor 4.0 Natural Brown

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Taj Mahal Hair Color Formula

Hair by Julia Lennartsson

The magic of ammonia-free hair color. Because O&M CØR.color does not contain chemicals like ammonia, PPD and resorcinol, the health of the hair is not compromised.

Roots: O&M CØR.color 7.13 Cool Beige Blonde + O&M CØR.color 10 vol Activator

Mids: O&M CØR.color 9.16 Light Very Ash Violet Blonde + O&M CØR.color 9.7 Very Light Brunette Blonde with O&M CØR.color 10 vol Activator

Ends: O&M CØR.color 10.8 Lightest Pearl Blonde + O&M CØR.color 9.7 Very Light Brunette Blonde with O&M CØR.color 10 vol Activator

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Red Sea Hair Color Formula

Hair by Kelly Batten

Red hair may be a popular choice this season, but there’s so many ways you can do to make it look uniquely you. Kelly’s work is one prime example of a different take on the Fall hair trend.

Foils: O&M Paint Powder Clay Lightener and O&M CØR.color 30 vol Activator

Toned: 2/5 O&M CØR.color 9.0 Very Light Blonde + 1/5 O&M CØR.color 66.46 Dark Red Intense Blonde + 1/5 O&M CØR.color Pale Pink Toner + 1/5 O&M CØR.color Lilac Toner + Good Inch O&M CØR.color 0.55 Red Pure Color + with O&M CØR.color 5 vol Activator for 30mins

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Victorian Brown Hair Color Formula

Hair by Ashley Striker

Creating that natural, blended look is not as easy as it seems. If you’re aiming for this kind of look, we highly recommend Ashley’s formula and process!

Roots: O&M CØR.color 3.0 Dark Brown with O&M CØR.color 5 vol Activator

Toner: O&M CØR.color 8.81 Light Pearl Ash Blonde for 10 mins

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Stonehenge Hair Color Formula

Hair by Taylor Palm

A gloss is your friend. Here is a gorgeous example on how to turn a grown out balayage into looking like new.

Grown out balayage gloss: O&M CØR.color 5.0 Light Brown + O&M CØR.color 5.13 Cool Beige Light Brown + O&M CØR.color 6.13 Cool Beige Dark Blonde with O&M CØR.color 10 vol Activator for 20mins

Which are your favorites?

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The Art of Suggestive Selling: Tips & Tricks to a Painless Salon Retail Experience

Not all hairstylists are salespersons – and if we’re truly honest about it, most would prefer not doing it if it won’t affect their income. It’s true: we’re in the service business, but selling retail provides more benefits than simply additional profit.

Apart from helping build our bottom line, sending our clients home with stylist-recommended products helps them maintain and re-create their new salon ‘do at home, which in turn improves our reputation and credibility as a professional in our community. Yes, hair care products are readily available online but according to a study, 71% of consumers actually still prefer speaking to a professional when making purchasing decisions.

So how can we overcome our sales phobia? While there’s nothing we can do about nerves, there are certain techniques we can do to increase our retail sales, especially this holiday season.

Salon Retail Tips & Tricks

Make the most of your consultation.

Start talking about the products as early as the consultation. Asking the client how they maintain their hair at home will tell you right off the bat if they are a product person or not. If they don’t spend much time getting ready then you can suggest a multi-use product that offers many benefits.

For example, Oway Glossy Nectar not only hydrates the hair, it also protects from heat damage, speeds up blow-drying time, increases shine, and maintains frizz. Or the Oway Boho Pomade or Sea Salt Spray, which help give hair some added texture without adding heat.

Selling your client multiple products at the same time will overwhelm them, and more likely discourage them from purchasing anything. Start with one product at a time, letting them know that in order to maintain the look they want to achieve requires the use of a professional product.

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Know your products.

The more you know, the more you grow. Make sure you know the benefits of each product by heart, as well as a unique feature that your client might identify with.

For instance, Original & Mineral hair care and styling products are vegan and gluten free. If your client loves essential oils, she would be thrilled to know that Oway hair care and styling products only uses pure, organic essential oils as fragrance.

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“When you have clean, non-toxic products that smell amazing, there’s no need to push the products! They truly sell themselves,” says Bridgette D’Angelo, owner and master stylist at Head Rush Salon in Enfield, CT. “I like to ask the client while walking them to the front desk if they are out of any products at home. This gives them the opportunity to say what they need so you can recommend the perfect product!”

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“I simply try to stay genuinely excited about the products. If I’m excited, clients are too. If I ooh and ah over the extra shine or volume, they take notice. Especially because oftentimes it’s hard for them to believe a natural line can achieve such amazing results,” suggests Kaila Ward, stylist extraordinaire from Burlington, VT.

PRO TIP: Teach your front desk staff about your products so they can help close the sale at the end of the service when you don’t have time. If you can spare a moment, be sure to remind them about the product they showed interest in. “This is the serum that I used on your damp hair that smelled really good. A dime size is all you need to maintain your hair like this.” Suggestions like this, especially when it comes to products that don’t run out quickly, will usually entice them to purchase.

Educate the client.

Most people have a ton of products under their bathroom sink, but do they know what exactly they are for?

When washing and styling the client, let them know what you are using, how much to use, and how to use the product. When they know exactly what the product does, they will feel like they’ve had a lesson and that they are able to achieve that “salon look” when they go home to do it.

“I love asking the clients about their hair, what they love, what they hate, how they style, what products they are using now. This is your chance to just simply talk about the products you have to help them with these issues or suggest cleaner products to use in replace of!” adds Bridgette.

However, some clients will say: “Oh I have something just like that at home!” As the stylist, respond positively but be sure to let them know that it may not have the “ingredient” or “benefit” of what you just used on them. This will make them think twice and possibly earn you a sale.

“When I’ve noticed a client has become more intrigued it’s a segue to go a bit deeper and educate them about where the ingredients come from and how it’s all made. I try to be mindful about where the conversation is heading, and I tend to let the clients ask the questions. I think the mindset is shifting and people are appreciating things that are not only high quality, high performance and natural but more importantly, ethically made. So educating clients and allowing them to be part of the process and become the deciders has really worked. It’s great when they realize they are voting for cleaner beauty with their dollars and in the end it’s beneficial for all.” And we totally agree with Kaila.

“If the conversation naturally goes in that direction, I’ll explain what I’m using and why but clients notice such a difference in their hair without me having to push it on them, they just have to have it for themselves. Also, picking the right products for their hair needs is what being a professional is all about. And that builds trust.”

Keep a record of your client’s past purchases.

Knowing what your clients purchased in the past and what their favorites are gives you an opportunity to introduce the other products you have.

Our clients’ hair needs depend on a lot of factors. Is the season changing? Is she experiencing scalp issues? Use these cues to recommend products that they might need. Sometimes they might even thank you for doing so.

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“I also like to point out things I notice, such as dry scalp, thinning hair, or dry ends. I suggest some retail and normally they take the bait!  Once they use a product they are hooked to the line and re-selling is super easy,” shares Bridgette.

For the lower maintenance clients, you can recommend a shampoo, conditioner, and one styling product. While clients who spend more time on their hair give you more styling products to recommend.

PRO TIP: When recommending, always suggest at least 3 products you used during the service since they already have an idea what the products feel and smell like. Go an extra mile by letting them hold, smell or touch the product. Involving the senses is a tried-and-tested strategy on how to boost salon retail product sales.

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Create eye-catching packages for every occasion.

Bundle slow-moving products with hot sellers. During the holidays, people typically buy more in packages so including a discontinued product or a product that does not sell well with a crowd favorite, such as a color protection shampoo or a purple shampoo, is an easy way to increase your revenue while making space for new inventory.

Having pretty displays and packaging also plays a huge role in the sale. When done perfectly, you don’t even have to say anything. Clients will be naturally drawn to the products.

PRO TIP: Throw in a free gift like an organic lip balm or wrap it in a pretty packaging that they can re-use. According to a study, 90% of customers are more likely to purchase after receiving a gift, and even more likely to refer your business to their friends and family.

Pre-order our Salon Holiday Kits!

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Five Things You Need to Know about O&M’s Newest Treatment CØR.restore

In the past, we’ve been led to believe that it’s impossible to condition and nourish the hair during a chemical process. That belief is changing. CØR.restore, Original & Mineral’s new, restorative treatment for all salon color services has arrived in North America.

If you missed yesterday’s O&M CØR.restore Launch & Learn Online Training, you know we got your back! Here are the five things you missed about this exciting new product!

Facts about O&M CØR.restore

O&M CØR.restore is an in-salon 2-step treatment.

The O&M CØR.restore in-salon treatment is composed of a liquid blend of Amino Acids, called Part 1 – Liquid. It is made to be used during a chemical process to protect and nourish the hair. The second component is Part 2 – Balm, a restorative cream designed to replump the keratin protein within the hair. When used together, these two assist the stylist into looking after the condition of hair during or after a service.

It uses a blend of Amino Acids and Organic Elements to re-link hair bonds and preserve the keratin structure during technical services.

The Amino Acids and complex of Organic Elements in O&M CØR.restore aid in building protein and hydrating the hair. This blend is essentially the basic components of a healthy hair that we’re driving back and relinking to the remaining proteins in the fiber. It’s made up of the following:

  • Arginine – Stimulates Hair Growth
  • Glycine – Slows Aging Process
  • Alanine – Helps Retain Color
  • Serine – Strengthens the Hair
  • Valine – Nourishes the Hair Fiber
  • Proline – Builds Collagen
  • Threonine – Provides Protein and Collagen
  • Isoleucine – Plumps and Fills the Hair
  • Histidine – Strengthens the Hair Shaft
  • Aspartic Acid – Conditions Strands
  • Sodium PCA – Preserves Moisture
  • Phenylalanine – Helps Prevent Fading
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It works with any salon service.

From lightening, coloring to even using it as a stand-alone treatment, O&M CØR.restore can be used alongside any type of service. Unlike other hair treatments, the chemistry of CØR.restore does not interfere with your lighteners, pigments, perms and activators.

There are different Mixing Ratios for every treatment.

While it can be used with any type of service, there are mixing ratios you need to follow to maximize the benefits of this amazing product. For the detailed step-by-step instructions, watch the video above!

COLOR SERVICES

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LIGHTENING SERVICES

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STAND-ALONE TREATMENT

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CØR.restore can also help increase the longevity of your hair color.

By adding Part 1 in your client’s lowlights or pastel hair colors, the amino acids in CØR.restore can help bond the hair and the color, locking it in. On the other hand, combining Part 1 and Part 2 will add longevity to all types of hair color.

Apart from these amazing facts, CØR.restore is a profitable addition to your salon services. Because it is exclusive to professionals, adding this treatment alongside your services can help bring in an increase of sales of $2,010/ kit when priced at $30+ per treatment.

Got questions? Check out our introductory specials below!

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