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Trending Hair Colors This Week – Vol. 59

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Summer is upon us. This week though, our #HolisticHairTribe community is celebrating the last days of Spring with this Spring Harvest-inspired hair colors.

Check out our favorites below!

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Cherry Chocolate Hair Color Formula

Hair by Treo Organic Salon

Coppery Rose Gold hair colors are making a comeback, and honestly – we’re here for it. Keep it multi-dimensional to make it more interesting using the formula below.

Highlights: Oway Hbleach Butter Cream Lightener

Color: 40g Oway Hcolor 11.17 Frosted Platinum + 5g Oway Hcolor 7.6 Red Blonde + a dab of Oway Hcolor 0.6 Red Booster + Oway Hcolor 0.7 Purple Booster with Oway Htone 9 Volume Cream Developer

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Pickled Beet Hair Color Formula

Hair by Meredith Blake

Client’s hair looking a little lackluster? Add some spice to her hair this summer with this gorgeous Pickled Beet hair color from Meredith.

Balayage with Oway Hbleach Butter Cream Lightener

Toner: Oway Hcolor 6.77 Deep Purple Dark Blonde + Oway Hcolor 0.7 Purple Booster + a baby pinch of Oway Hcolor 0.6 Red Booster and baby pinch of Oway Hcolor 0.8 Blue Booster

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Vintage Rosette Hair Color Formula

Hair by Meredith Blake

This stunning Dusty Rose is just too pretty, we had to feature another work by Meredith this week! This trend is not going away yet so make sure to take note of the formula below!

Balayage with Oway Hbleach Butter Cream Lightener

Toner: Oway Hcolor 11.17 Frosted Platinum + Oway Hcolor 90.11 Intense Ash Super Bleaching Blonde (equal parts) + Oway Hcolor 6.62 Irisee Red Dark Blonde (an inch or two) + a baby pinch of Oway Hcolor 0.7 Purple Booster with Oway Htone 9 Volume Cream Developer

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Country Rose Hair Color Formula

Hair by Victoria Taylor

Summer is the perfect time to dip into fresh, daring hair colors. How about trying out this beautiful Country Rose hair color?

Lifted to Level 9/10 with Oway Hbleach Butter Cream Lightener

Toner: Oway Hmelt Playful Rose + Oway Hmelt Mysterious Purple

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Cotton Pink Hair Color Formula

Hair by Elena Pisanelli

Not ready for the pink hair commitment? Mix our Oway Hmelt Mysterious Purple Mask and 11.17 and you get this pretty pastel pink!

Prelightened with Oway Hbleach Butter Cream Lightener + Oway Hcatalyst 20 Volume Cream Developer

Toner: Oway Hcolor 11.17 Frosted Platinum + Oway Hmelt Mask Mysterious Purple

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Blooming Daisy Hair Color Formula

Hair by Cecilia Gustafsson

Don’t like warmth in your blondes? Our Original & Mineral COR.color line is preferred by holistic hair stylists who love cool blondes.

Foils: O&M Ammonia Free Keratin Powder Lightener

Toner: O&M CØR.color 0.00 Clear + O&M CØR.color Platinum Toner + O&M CØR.color 0.66 Violet Pure Color + O&M CØR.color 12.1 Super Blond Ash

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Father’s Day Salon Marketing Tips for Holistic Hair Stylists & Salons

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The Summer season is underway and for us holistic hair stylists and salon owners, it’s when the sales start to slump. Tapping into the men’s market is a good way to improve our profits.

According to the National Retail Federation, Father’s Day spending in 2017 has risen to $15.5 billion in the United States alone with the average amount spent of $134.75. These figures are expected to rise in 2018.

While Father’s Day is no Mother’s Day when it comes to profits, Dads need some downtime as well. This Father’s Day, show your clients’ male partners and friends some love with these salon marketing tips.

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Father’s Day Salon Marketing Tips

1.      Target female clients.

One mistake that many businesses make is tailoring their Father’s Day promotions exclusively to male clients. Over the years, statistics have shown that women are the ones who mainly buy Father’s Day gifts.

When planning your Father’s Day promo, make sure to keep the moms and daughters in your client list in mind, particularly the high spenders.

2.      Run your campaign on social media.

Social media is a quick and low-cost tool to get the word out about your Father’s Day campaign. Post ads on popular platforms like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to reach as many people as possible.

Social media contests where local participants can win Father’s Day gifts such as a Shaving Kits and Hair Care Kits for men are very popular during this time of year. Below are some contest ideas you can use:

  • Social Sharing – Grow your social media presence by encouraging clients to tag and share your Facebook or Instagram campaign.
  • Sweepstakes – Increase your email database with sweepstakes that require an email address to join.
  • Surveys – Gain insight into your clients by making them answer some survey questions that can improve your business.

3.      Tap into your client’s emotions.

For today’s consumers, salesy messages don’t cut it anymore. Tap into their emotions by encouraging them to share special moments with their dads. You can hang a board in the salon where clients can share photos or pieces of advice they learned from their fathers. Father’s Day is, after all, a day for celebrating fathers.

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4.      Partner with other businesses in your area.

According to research, about 50% of Dads love going on outings on their special day rather than receive gifts. Why not get them both? You can partner with travel or outdoor companies to promote your salon’s men’s products. Offer them items from our men’s grooming collection like our Oway Shaving and Hair Care Kit as a prize when they sign up for a golf or gym membership, and vice versa.

5.      Provide Bounce-Back offers.

Keep your books full this Summer by providing bounce-back offers to clients who will purchase your Father’s Day gift packages. Offers such as getting % off on their next hair treatment or a free haircut and blow dry in July or August can help encourage repeat business and client retention.

With the men’s grooming market expected to explode to $29 billion in 2024, Father’s Day is the perfect time to get in on the action.

Check out our exclusive Father's Day Salon Retail Kits below!

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Trending Hair Colors This Week – Vol. 58

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It’s Pink Power week it seems! Our #HolisticHairTribe had a lot of fun experimenting with different pink hair formulas this week and they all look absolutely gorgeous.

Check out our favorites below!

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Mai Tai Hair Color Formula

Hair by Sarah Gedda Finney

Fashion hair colors aren’t Sarah’s forte (or so she says) but this Mai Tai-inspired hair color she created with our ammonia-free lines Oway and O&M turned out incredibly beautiful!

Prelightened to Level 10: Oway Hbleach Butter Cream Lightener + Oway Hcatalyst 40 Volume Cream Developer

Roots: Oway Hcolor 9.0 Natural Very Light Blonde with Oway Hcatalyst 20 Volume Cream Developer

Processed for 50mins

Toner (Roots): 9mL Oway Hcolor 6.66 Deep Red Dark Blonde + 10mL Oway Hcolor 9.0 Natural Very Light Blonde with Oway Hcatalyst 20 Volume Cream Developer with Oway Htone 9 Volume Cream Developer + a little Oway Hmilk No Stress Conditioning Treatment

Toner (Ends): O&M CØR.color Pale Pink Toner + O&M CØR.color 10 vol Activator

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Sun Splash Hair Color Formula

Hair by Sandra Svensson

These lowlights are what peach dreams are made of. Instead of the usual caramel lowlights, why not try this formula by Sandra?

Lowlights: O&M CØR.color 7.4 Copper Blonde + O&M CØR.color 9.5 Very Light Red Blonde + O&M CØR.color 6.45 Dark Copper Red Blonde with O&M CØR.color 10 vol Activator

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

Color: 1/2 O&M CØR.color Pale Pink Toner + 1/4 O&M CØR.color Apricot Toner + 1/4 O&M CØR.color 0.00 Clear with O&M CØR.color 5 vol Activator on Towel-dried Hair

Process for 20mins

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Malibu Sunrise Hair Color Formula

Hair by Ashley Saccomanno

Don’t you just love how Hmilk instantly makes the hair super soft and smooth? Ashley had to lighten her brunette client to give her her dream Summer hair.

Blended Harsh Lines: Oway Hcolor 7.01 Ash Natural Blonde

Painted with Oway Hbleach Butter Cream Lightener

Toner: Oway Hcolor 11.17 Frosted Platinum

Pop of Color: Oway Hmelt Playful Rose Diluted with Oway Hmilk No Stress Conditioning Treatment

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Strawberry Daiquiri Hair Color Formula

Hair by Patrisha Spessa

Copper hair never looked this good. If your client is looking to completely change her look this summer, Patrisha’s formula is all you need!

Roots: 30g O&M CØR.color 7.4 Copper Blonde + 10g O&M CØR.color 8.43 Light Copper Gold Blonde + O&M CØR.color 20 vol Activator + 5g O&M CØR.color 0.43 Copper Pure Color

Ends: 20g O&M CØR.color 7.4 Copper Blonde + 10g O&M CØR.color 8.43 Light Copper Gold Blonde + O&M CØR.color 5 vol Activator + 5g O&M CØR.color 0.43 Copper Pure Color

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Island Fantasy Hair Color Formula

Hair by Meredith Blake

When your client’s hair lifts beautifully, there’s no need to tone. It also helps that Meredith’s client has a gorgeous base color that complements well with the highlights.

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

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Peach Punch Hair Color Formula

Hair by Amber Lynne Ayala

We always say there’s room for both Oway and O&M in the salon, and this is proof! With these lines, you can easily create fashion hair colors without damaging the hair.

Prelightened Hair with Oway Hbleach Butter Cream Lightener

Toner: O&M CØR.color Dusty Pink Toner + O&M CØR.color Pale Pink Toner

Rinsed and Added Oway Hmelt Playful Rose

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Are Your Kid Shampoos Safe? How to Choose Safe Hair Bath Products

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With many mainstream brands touting their products to be “safe” and “gentle” for kids, countless parents and consumers have been tricked into purchasing and using them, without realizing that these products actually contain trace amounts of toxins that are classified unsafe, such as 1,4 dioxane and formaldehyde.

Less than a decade since Campaign for Safe Cosmetics’ investigation on over 50 children’s personal care products, many of the brands involved has since reformulated their products – only to replace them with chemicals that also contain potentially toxic compounds.

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So how do we make sure we offer the most kid-friendly hair bath products to our clients?

Tips for Choosing Safe Hair Bath Products for Kids

1.      Less is MORE.

Unlike adults, children have no need for a full line of hair and skincare products. Their skin is highly delicate and vulnerable that ingredients in bath products can strip their skin away of its natural moisture and protective barrier. In order to keep their skin clean and protected, use gentle products with ingredients that are safe for them.

2.      Read the label.

Many 1,4 dioxane and formaldehyde-releasing chemicals are often used in liquid baby soaps and shampoos to preserve water-based products. However, when these chemicals are absorbed by the skin, they can cause allergic reactions and possibly, cancer.

Keep an eye out for these ingredients on the label:

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3.      Beware of the ‘Fragrance’ ingredient.

Oh the elusive “fragrance” ingredient. Many companies choose not to reveal the ingredients behind their fragrance since the law does not require them to declare their formulas. As a result, many hide behind the “proprietary blend” curtain as a way to sneak chemicals that are potentially harmful to children. Synthetic fragrance health risks have been touted as the “new secondhand smoke,” and should be avoided as much as possible.

 

4.      Skip the bubble baths.

In the same investigative report by Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, traces of 1,4 dioxane and formaldehyde were found in many bubble baths. That is because these compounds help create suds and therefore make bath time more “fun” for children. Or so they say.

Several studies have shown (although there is a need for more evidence) that ingredients in bubble baths can cause irritation and dysuria or discomfort in urination.

5.      Use bath products with natural ingredients.

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Long before baby bath products were invented, our ancestors turned to Mother Nature to wash their children. Even today, many still rely on plants like Fennel, Helichrysum, Chamomile, and Amaranth to cleanse and calm the skin.

PRO TIP: You can find these ingredients in Oway Soothing Hair Bath, an organic shampoo and body bath for adults and children made without ethoxylated surfactants and all sulfates.

As parents and hair care professionals, we only want to provide the best products to our clients and children. The best we can do is stay vigilant and always check the label for any questionable ingredients.

Check out our kid-friendly hair and body bath!

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Trending Hair Colors This Week – Vol. 57

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With summer just a few weeks away, you’ll be getting countless “beach hair” requests. We’ve curated the most beautiful beach babe-approved hair colors (yes, not just blondes) this week and shared the formulas in today’s blog.

Check out our top picks below!

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Beachrock Hair Color Formula

Hair by Ashley Creal

How beach-perfect is this? Creature Studio has finally opened and this is just one of the many stunning hair colors we saw from them!

Prelightened: Oway Hbleach Butter Cream Lightener + Oway Hcatalyst 40 Volume Cream Developer

Roots Toner: Oway Hcolor 7.1 Ash Blonde + Oway Hcolor 6.0 Natural Dark Blonde

Mids Toner: Oway Hcolor 8.1 Ash Light Blonde

Ends: Oway Hcolor 10.1 Ash Extra Light Blonde

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Sandcastle Hair Color Formula

Hair by Heather Leigh Ford

Oway Hbleach is so gentle on the hair that you can clearly see how healthy the hair is after a lightening sesh. Case in point: This Sandcastle sombre by Heather.

Lifted Open Air: Oway Hbleach Butter Cream Lightener + Oway Hcatalyst 30 Volume Cream Developer

Toner: O&M CØR.color Platinum Toner + O&M CØR.color 5 vol Activator

Roots: O&M CØR.color 7.0 Blonde

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Pink Sand Hair Color Formula

Hair by Amanda Kupari

With O&M CØR.color, you can easily achieve that cool summer pastels you’ve been dreaming of. Recreate this Pink Sand hair color with Amanda’s formula.

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Roots: 20g O&M CØR.color Silver Toner + 10g O&M CØR.color Charcoal Toner + 10g O&M CØR.color 9.5 Very Light Red Blonde + 1g O&M CØR.color 0.55 Red Pure Color + O&M CØR.color 3.5 vol Activator (1:2)

Mids/Ends: 20g O&M CØR.color Pale Pink Toner + 20g O&M CØR.color 9.5 Very Light Red Blonde + 10g O&M CØR.color Lilac Toner + O&M CØR.color 3.5 vol Activator (1:2)

Processing Time: 25mins

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Coastal Dusk Hair Color Formula

Hair by Victoria Taylor

Redheads are great for summer, too! Make it more exciting by adding some of our Oway Hmelt Playful Rose for a rosy copper look.

Lifted to Level 9: Oway Hbleach Butter Cream Lightener + Oway Hcatalyst 30 Volume Cream Developer

Roots: 25g Oway Hcolor 6.44 Deep Coppery Dark Blonde + 5g Oway Hcolor 5.5 Mahogany Light Brown

Ends Toner: Oway Hmelt Playful Rose

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Oyster Hair Color Formula

Hair by Ciara Mccloskey

Beach babe detected. This is only Ciara’s second time using Oway and we’re absolutely impressed. The placement of the highlights is just perfect.

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

Toner: 9.31 + Oway Hcolor 90.2 Irisee Super Bleaching Blonde

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Ombre or Balayage? Here’s the Ultimate Sunkissed Hair Guide

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For hair aficionados like us, nothing says summer like having sunkissed hair. As soon as the heat kicks in, this popular hair color is often the most requested by clients.

Here are the different ways you can achieve natural-looking sunkissed hair without ever going out in the sun!

Sunkissed Hairpainting Styles & Techniques

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Highlights

If you’re going for an all-over brighter look, this technique is the best approach. Highlights are sections of hair that are painted a few levels lighter than the base color, brightening it up. This technique helps add softness and dimension to the hair color by mimicking areas where the sun naturally hits the hair.

Babylights

Babylights are microfine highlights that add a subtle contrast to the hair’s base color. Designed to imitate a child’s natural sunkissed hair, Babylights are not easily detectable to untrained professionals as it is often applied from roots to ends to make it seem the client is born with it. Using foils is necessary to create that superfine blend and separation.

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Ombre

Ombre is a style that shows a stark contrast between the base color and the ends. It often requires a darker base hair color which gradually fades into lighter ends. To create this effect, a lightener like Original & Mineral Paint Powder Clay Lightener is painted from mids to ends, then backcombed to marry them together and form a seamless blend. The process ends with a toner to remove any unwanted yellow tones.

Sombre

Considered the sister of Ombre, Sombre creates a more subtle contrast than the latter. To achieve this hairstyle trend, take the darker hue at the regrowth and faintly weave it through the mids and ends to create a less dramatic contrast and soft graduation from roots to ends.

Sombre is a low-maintenance, sunkissed look that can work for just about any hair color.

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Balayage

Balayage is a freehand technique which means “to sweep” in French. It is done by sectioning the hair usually in small triangle sections or bricklay patterns and sweeping the lightener on the surface, making sure to paint areas where the sun naturally touches.

But the key to balayage is tension. This technique requires a flat surface to paint on for creating that super soft, smooth blend. Hence why many prefer to use a board when doing balayage.

Teasylights

Teasylights is another style that closely resembles an Ombre. Like Ombre, the hair is lightened from the mids to ends but leaving a few sections unpainted. This style is perfect for clients who are looking to break up their dark hair color and give it a sunkissed glow.

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Ecaille

Also known as Tortoiseshell, this hair color combines balayage and sombre, but instead of lifting sections to blonde – Ecaille uses lush colors like caramel and chestnuts to mimic a tortoiseshell. This technique will come in handy when a natural client wants to give her hair some dimension and tonality.

Bronde

When blonde meets brunette. Bronde combines the beachy glow of blondes and the warmth of brunettes. This hair color will look amazing on dark hair clients who are not quite ready for the blonde commitment but want a lighter look.

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Which of these styles and techniques have you tried behind the chair? Sound off in the comments!

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Trending Hair Colors This Week – Vol. 56

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As artists, inspiration can be hard to come by sometimes. So we’ve curated the coolest hair colors from our #HolisticHairTribe this week to keep your hairpainting game strong this season.

Check out our favorites below!

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Tropical Azure Hair Color Formula

Hair by Kai Fujimoto

Kai gave his Sea Nymph an update and turned it into this gorgeous Tropical Azure! This time Kai deposited more Oway Hmelt Mysterious Purple on top of the previous color.

Pre-lightened with Oway Hbleach Butter Cream Lightener + Oway Hcatalyst 30 Volume Cream Developer

Roots: 40g Oway Hmilk No Stress Conditioning Treatment + 80drops Oway Hmelt Blue Charm + 40drops Oway Hmelt Mysterious Purple

Mid-Ends: 100g Oway Hmilk No Stress Conditioning Treatment + 80drops Oway Hmelt Mysterious Purple + 20 drops Oway Hmelt Blue Charm

Processing Time: 30mins

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Fuchsia Fusion Hair Color Formula

Hair by Ashley Saccomanno

This multi-tonal Fuchsia Fusion by Ashley is giving us major Spring vibes. It’s not too late to try this fashion hair color formula on your clients!

Roots: Oway Hcolor 5.01 Ash Natural Light Brown + Oway Hcatalyst 20 Volume Cream Developer

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

Color: Oway Hmilk No Stress Conditioning Treatment with Playful Rose + Oway Hmelt Mysterious Purple

Toner: Oway Hcolor 6.77 Deep Purple Dark Blonde + Oway Htone 9 Volume Cream Developer

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Flamingo Hair Color Formula

Hair by Ada Santos

Isn’t it wonderful when you have clients who are not afraid to experiment? You get to stretch your creative muscles and create something amazing, like this Flamingo hair color by Ada.

Lifted from L6 to L9

Toner: 13g Oway Hcolor 11.17 Frosted Platinum+ 1cm Oway Hcolor 0.7 Purple Booster + Oway Hcatalyst 20 Volume Cream Developer (1:2)

Processing Time: 15mins

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Burnt Caramel Hair Color Formula

Hair by Angelica Giannopoulos

Now this is what you call a makeover. Angelica’s client originally had blonde ombre hair, so she transformed it into this delicious Burnt Caramel hair color.

Roots: O&M CØR.color 6.75 Dark Chocolate Blonde + O&M CØR.color 20 vol Activator

Ends: 3/4 O&M CØR.color Apricot Toner + 1/4 O&M CØR.color Dusty Pink Toner + O&M CØR.color 5 vol Activator

Finished with O&M Frizzy Logic Finishing Shine Spray

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Melted Butter Hair Color Formula

Hair by Travis Bandiera

The cut, the style, the hair color. Everything is on point! If you’re having trouble getting rid of brass, finish with O&M Conquer Blonde shampoo and conditioner to neutralize yellow tones.

Roots: O&M CØR.color 8.7 Light Brunette Blonde + O&M CØR.color 7.7 Brunette Blonde with O&M CØR.color 10 vol Activator

Mids + Ends: O&M Paint Powder Clay Lightener with O&M CØR.color 40 vol Activator

Toned Ends with O&M CØR.color 0.00 Clear + O&M CØR.color 20 vol Activator

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Pomegranate Hair Color Formula

Hair by Petite Surf Studio

This client wanted pink hair for summer, so she got pink hair (in two sessions)! Jaimie had to prelighten the hair from ash brown to platinum in order to achieve this vibrant Pomegranate.

Prelightened with Oway Hbleach Butter Cream Lightener

Formula 1: Oway Hcolor 11.17 Frosted Platinum + Oway Hcolor 0.6 Red Booster + a drop of Oway Hmelt Playful Rose with Oway Htone 9 Volume Cream Developer

Formula 2: Oway Hmelt Playful Rose + Oway Hmilk No Stress Conditioning Treatment

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5 Fool-Proof Ways to Protect Your Skin and Hair from the Sun

With Memorial Day coming up and summer season just around the corner, many of our clients will be skipping the salon for a much-need time away. Before they leave for that beach trip, make sure to remind them of these precautions to protect their skin and hair from the sun.

How to Protect the Hair and Skin from the Sun

Shield.

Like the skin, the hair needs sunscreen as well. Stepping out without protection leaves the hair and skin prone to dehydration and damage. Hair colors are at risk for fading due to oxidation as well. Prevent that by applying SPF on the skin and spraying a protective serum like Oway Sunway Sun Protective Elixir. The energizing blend of Biodynamic Green Anise, Organic Baobab Oil and Fair Trade Passionfruit Oil contains all-natural UV filters that keep the hair shiny and protected from the sun.

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Cover.

Nothing beats the old-school way. Using a scarf or hat when out in the sun not only helps shield harmful UV rays but it also helps keep the scalp moisturized. Got newly colored clients? Advise them to always cover their hair if they don’t want their investment to fade fast.

Style.

Yes, even how we style our hair can contribute to damage. If your client’s hair tends to be dry and frizzy during the summertime, comfortable, boho-inspired hairstyles like messy braids are perfect alternatives. They not only keep the frizz under control, but they also minimize exposure to the sun. Tight ponytails and buns can pull and tear the hair, damaging it further.

Condition.

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Some shampoos strip the hair of its natural oils, dehydrating the hair. Conditioning regularly helps locks get back on track by restoring the hair and scalp’s natural pH and giving them an extra shot of moisture.

Our Oway Sunway After Sun Hair Mask replenishes stressed-out hair strands after a day out with Vitamin C and nourishing fatty acids from Avocado, Ethical Passionfruit, Organic Baobab and Brazilian Jicama Extract, repairing damaged cuticles and sealing in moisture.

PRO TIP: If possible, recommend a lighter conditioner to keep the hair light and breezy. Heavy conditioners tend to weigh the hair down as they tend to make the hair sticky and leave residues.

Repair.

When not rinsed properly, salt and chlorine (even sunscreen) can leave the hair and skin dry and dull. Recommend washing with a Vitamin C-infused hair and body bath (like Oway Sunway After Sun Hair & Body Bath) to cleanse the hair and skin of any trace of toxins. Follow with a regenerating moisturizer like Oway After Sun Body Balm to soothe sunburn and repair the skin.

During the summer, the heat and humidity can wreak havoc not just on the skin but also on the hair. As a holistic hair stylist, we must be ready to provide our clients effective products that will protect their investment.

Check out our new Sunway Summer Packages we curated especially for stylists and salons!

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Met Gala 2018: The Most Breathtaking Celebrity Hair Colors and Hairstyles

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On May 7, all eyes were on the Met Gala 2018 celebrity arrivals to see who nailed this year’s theme: “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination”. But while everyone was busy critiquing the fashion, we were carefully studying their hairdo’s in the hopes of recreating them in our salons. Because, hey, you’ll never know when our clients will need them, right?

Check out our Met Gala favorites below!

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Color

To create this color, use O&M Ammonia Free Keratin Powder Lightener and O&M CØR.color 20 vol Activator and do a full head of foils, taking fine sections but allowing her natural base color to show for a soft natural look. Then process for 50 minutes, shampoo and condition before toning with O&M CØR.color 10.03 Lightest Beige Blonde and O&M CØR.color 5 vol Activator. After processing for 20 minutes, rinse and condition with O&M Maintain the Mane Conditioner.

Style

Place O&M Know Knott Detangling Spray into damp hair then dry about 80% of the moisture out.

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Next, layer O&M Rootalicious Root Lift Spray (to give weightless volume and fullness) into the hair and continue to dry using a brush to smooth ends but not straighten or remove volume. Spray small sections and wrap around a curling iron. Leave ends straight. Allow all sections to cool before brushing through to create a mermaid wave. Add tiara and mist with O&M Frizzy Logic Finishing Shine Spray.

Kate Bosworth

Color

Create a golden blonde with Oway Hcolor 8.0 Natural Light Blonde and Oway Hcolor 8.31 Beige Light Blonde equal parts on level 7 or lighter. Slightly comb some bleach pieces through to give some dimension. Tone if necessary with Oway Hcolor 9.0 Natural Very Light Blonde.

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Style

Apply Oway Flux Potion all over and blow dry. Part the hair at the center then drag the fringe forward. Then create a finger wave or S-shape by going over the front pieces with a curling iron. Spray with Oway Sculpting Mist, then hold the fringe down with hair pins or tape. Comb the remaining hair smooth into a bun, twisting the hair into a spiral. Take the remaining pieces and smooth the ends with Oway Precious Wax and tuck in a woven pattern. Apply Sculpting Mist to hold everything in place and finish with a spritz of Oway Glamshine Cloud.

Blake Lively

Color

Do baby fine foils on her hair with O&M Ammonia Free Keratin Powder Lightener, then use 1/2 O&M CØR.color 10 vol Activator + 1/2 O&M CØR.color 20 vol Activator as activator to give only a subtle lift on her naturally light base. Tone with O&M CØR.color 9.8 Very Light Pearl Blonde with O&M CØR.color 5 vol Activator to give the color a polished elegant glow. Then, treat the hair with O&M The Power Base Protein Treatment to add strength to processed hair.

Style

Layer O&M Know Knott Detangling Spray and O&M Atonic Hair Thickening Spritz to remove 80% of the moisture, then place a mix of O&M Rootalicious Root Lift Spray and a few pumps of O&M Surf Bomb Sea Salt Texture Spray into the hair. Dry to 100% using your hands for added texture. Spray with Atonic to protect from heat. Then take large sections, wrap hair around a curling iron to create texture through roots and mid-lengths. Roughly shake out and twist hair into a high bun, sitting below crown. Pin to secure. Place a few drops of O&M Frizzy Logic Shine Serum onto hands then pass over the hair to create a soft texture and a halo of fine flyaway hairs. Then place hair jewelry around the bun, and secure.

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Lily Collins

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Color

Color regrowth to ends with Oway Hcolor 5.32 CDI Irisee Golden Light Brown. Then balayage the ends with Oway Hbleach Butter Cream Lightener and Oway Htone 9 Volume Cream Developer to create a slight contrast.

Style

Apply Oway Quick Glue on the regrowth through the ends. Slick the hair back into a ponytail. Create several little braids and wrap them around the main ponytail. Secure to the base of the nape leaving some of the braids out and tucking the ends into a hair accessory. Create some loops with the remaining braided hair.

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Color

Use the O&M CØR.color 6.8 Dark Pearl Blonde and O&M CØR.color 5 vol Activator as semi to deposit color at the roots then melt through some of the mid lengths. As this processes, use the O&M Paint Powder Clay Lightener with O&M CØR.color 40 vol Activator on a few sections and paint to add extra dimension and reflect. Process for 20 minutes. Shampoo with O&M Original Detox Shampoo and condition with O&M Fine Intellect Conditioner before applying a gloss of O&M CØR.color 0.00 Clear and O&M CØR.color 5 vol Activator onto damp hair. Let sit for 20 minutes.

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Style

Dry hair with O&M Know Knott Detangling Spray until 80% dry. Then, use O&M Rootalicious Root Lift Spray from roots to ends. Massage through with fingertips, then with the O&M Volume Curve Hair Brush, smooth and roll hair to create a voluminous blowout. You can pin-roll sections onto hair to let it cool while you finish blowing dry. Then part in middle, and back-comb crown. Smooth sides with a small-toothed comb, and secure with large bobby pins in a gold tone. Set style with O&M Original Queenie Firm Hold Hair Spray to lock the hair style.

Jasmine Sanders

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Color

Apply Oway Hcolor 5.17 Light Frosted Brown on the regrowth to create a root melt. Balayage heavily with Oway Hbleach Butter Cream Lightener and tone with Oway Hcolor 9.1 Ash Very Light Blonde and Oway Htone 9 Volume Cream Developer.

Style

Apply Oway Flux Potion throughout and blow-dry sleek. Part the hair at the middle. Braid the hair starting at the nape, working all the way through. Then loosen the braid using your fingers, stretching the braid to open and create a boho effect.

Additional hair extensions can be added to adjust the thickness and the length. Secure the hairstyle by wrapping ribbons around various sections and pinning flowers or hair jewelry.

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Color

Use the O&M CØR.color 4.75 Chocolate Brown with O&M CØR.color 5 vol Activator as a semi-permanent onto dry hair. This will give a rich glow and seal the hair, preventing frizz while styling. Treat the hair with O&M Seven Day Miracle Moisture Masque to give it a shot of extra moisture. This can be used as an extra nourishing conditioner as well.

Style

Use O&M Know Knott Detangling Spray to take 80% of moisture out of hair. Then place O&M Rootalicious Root Lift Spray and O&M Frizzy Logic Shine Serum onto hair and continue to dry and smooth out. Layer dry hair with O&M Atonic Hair Thickening Spritz. Using a curling iron, take 1 inch sections and wrap from roots to ends. Allow all sections to cool, then use a small tooth basin comb and brush each section out to create volume and tight curls. The more you comb, the more volume you get. Finally, mist the hair with O&M Frizzy Logic Finishing Shine Spray to add nourishment and a glossy sheen. Then, add the hair clip and secure with dark bobby pins and fringe pins for extra support.

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Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

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Color

Create babylights throughout with Oway Hbleach Butter Cream Lightener and Oway Htone 9 Volume Cream Developer. Overlay 30g of Oway Hcolor 8.3 Golden Light Blonde with 5g of Oway Hcolor 9.43 Copper Golden Very Light Blonde from regrowth to ends.

Style

Apply Oway Smoothing Fluid from regrowth to ends and blow-dry sleek. Create a deep center part, then gather all the hair at the nape into a ponytail. Twist the ponytail to create a low, twisted chignon, weaving the tail end pieces in a bun. Add hair accessories for an interesting addition to the style.

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5 Surprising Benefits of Australian Native Lilly Pilly

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You might have seen the ingredient Lilly Pilly in your favorite Original & Mineral hairstyling and hair care products, and wondered why O&M loves including it in formulas.

Here are some facts: This superplant is harvested from a Myrtaceae. S. paniculatum tree, which is endemic to New South Wales. You can find them along a coastal strip in five separate geographical areas: Jervis Bay, Coalcliff, Botany Bay, Central Coast and Seal Rocks.

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Also called Riberry, Lilly Pillies were regularly consumed as food and medicine by the Aboriginal people in Australia. Because of its sweet, tarty taste children loved to snack on them, while the adults turned to them for medicinal purposes. Today, because the plant’s fruits and flowers are rich in nutrients and anti-aging properties, it has now become a highly sought-after component in hair care products.

Below, we share the five reasons why Lilly Pilly is a beloved ingredient by holistic hair stylists.

Benefits of Lilly Pilly

1.      It emits a clove-like fragrance.

Ever wonder where Original & Mineral gets that floral-like scent in their products? The aroma of Lilly Pilly flowers resembles that of cloves with some fruity top notes. So now you know the secret. 😊

2.      It is a natural hair plumper due to it rich astringent content.

Famous for its rich astringent content, Lilly Pilly helps build firmness into the hair, making it a great ingredient for hair sprays. This is also why you can find Lilly Pilly in O&M Rootalicious – the Vitamin C and fruit acids in the plant assist in pumping up the fullness and volume of the strands especially fine ones.

3.      It protects the hair and scalp from free radicals.

Apart from its astringent properties, Lilly Pilly is also rich in antioxidants like anthocyanins that help create a protective barrier against free radicals and oxidative stress. In fact, studies have shown that Lilly Pilly has 2 times higher oxygen radical absorbance capacity than blueberries.

4.      It slows down hair aging.

Due to its high antioxidant content, it helps neutralize “reactive oxygen species” in the body that cause hair aging. These reactive oxygen species damage the cellular structures in the body, causing problems such as hair loss and premature greying.

5.      It is anti-inflammatory.

In traditional medicine, Lilly Pilly pulp is popular for its ability to treat sore ears. Aboriginal Australians relied on the plant to fight illnesses and strengthen their immune system as well. The vitamin E and anthocyanins, as well as the essential minerals like magnesium and potassium effectively reduce inflammation, which speeds up healing of wounds. So if you or your client has scalp issues like eczema and dermatitis, using hair products that contain Lilly Pilly could help diminish the swelling and the likelihood of them ever coming back.

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