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Trending Hair Colors This Week

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Spring and Summer are the most exciting seasons for us here at Simply Organic Beauty. People are more adventurous when it comes to hair color and our #HolisticHairTribe gets to show their mad hair painting skills.

Check out our top picks this week!

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Electric Purple Hair Color Formula

Hair by Kristine Hartman

Clearly, purple hair is one of the most popular hair colors this year. And it’s not surprising. When done right, it can look absolutely stunning. Case in point: These multitonal purple highlights Kristine did on her client.

Natural Level: 3

Full Head Highlight (1/4” sectioning)

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

Ends: Oway Hcatalyst 40 Volume Cream Developer

Root Melt: Oway Hcatalyst 20 Volume Cream Developer + Oway Hcolor 6.77 Deep Purple Dark Blonde

Section 1: 25vol + Oway Hcolor 90.2 Irisee Super Bleaching Blonde + drop of Oway Hcolor 0.8 Blue Booster + ¼ Oway Hcolor 0.7 Purple Booster

Section 2:  Oway Hcatalyst 30 Volume Cream Developer + Oway Hcolor 11.17 Frosted Platinum + Oway Hcolor 0.1 Ash Booster + Oway Hcolor 0.7 Purple Booster

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Persimmon Hair Color Formula

Hair by Amanda Kaiser

This color is probably the trickiest hair color to do. If overdone, it can look too harsh or dull if under-processed. The key to getting the perfect Persimmon hue is proper blending and layering – and Amanda did a great job achieving that.

Base: Oway Hcolor 6.44 Deep Coppery Dark Blonde Pulled Through to Ends

Some Pieces Handpainted (Alternate): Half Oway Hcolor 9.3 Golden Very Light Blonde + Half Oway Hcolor 7.43 Copper Golden Blonde

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Sunset Melt Hair Color Formula

Hair by Abigail Waldrum of Sepulveda Hair Studio

This season is the perfect time to try that sun-kissed look. It’s great for all skin tones and instantly gives an I-woke-up-like-this vibe.

Natural Level: 4 with Grown Out Balayage Pieces Level 8/9

Roots: Oway Hcolor 4.6 Red Brown + Oway Hcatalyst 20 Volume Cream Developer (1:1)
Mids + Some Ends: Oway Hcolor 6.4 Coppery Dark Blonde + Oway Hcatalyst 20 Volume Cream Developer (1:1)
Highlights + Ends: Oway Hbleach Butter Cream Lightener + Oway Hcatalyst 20 Volume Cream Developer (1:2)

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Butter Blonde Hair Color Formula

Hair by Carolyn Hodge

There’s something about silky, buttery blondes that just screams sophistication. Maybe it’s the soft, creamy highlights? We’re not entirely sure, but we do know we’ll be obsessing over this look for days.

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

Zone 1: Oway Htone 9 Volume Cream Developer + Oway Hcolor 7.1 Ash Blonde

Zone 2 (Midshaft to Ends): Oway Htone 9 Volume Cream Developer + Oway Hcolor 11.17 Frosted Platinum

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Cherry Bomb Hair Color Formula

Hair by Catherine Jankiewicz

If you want to get hair that packs a punch, red hair colors are always the best choice. We’re pretty sure this cherry red hair with copper tones has turned a lot of heads lately. As they say, red hair is more than just a color, it’s an attitude.

Color: 10g Oway Hcolor 8.44 Deep Coppery Light Blonde +20g Oway Hcolor 7.44 Deep Coppery Blonde + 5g Oway Hcolor 7.46 Red Coppery Blonde with 26 mL Oway Htone 9 Volume Cream Developer + 26 mL Oway Hcatalyst 20 Volume Cream Developer

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Steel Blue Hair Color Formula

Hair by Kaila Ward

Stuck in a color rut? Try blue hair! Rainbow hair colors have been getting a lot of attention lately. It’s a fun way to make a statement without saying a word, and we couldn’t agree more.

Color: 0.5 oz Oway Hcolor 90.0 Natural Super Bleaching Blonde + ribbon inch of Oway Hcolor 0.8 Blue Booster and ribbon inch of Oway Hcolor 1.8 Blue Black with Oway Htone 9 Volume Cream Developer

Which are your favorites this week?

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Trending Hair Colors This Week

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It’s festival season once again as vibrant hair colors start to trickle in from our #HolisticHairTribe! Whether you’re looking for bold tones or more subtle hues, let these hair stylists provide you with the ultimate hair inspo.

Check out our top picks this week!

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Razzle Dazzle Hair Color Formula

Hair by Kaitlin Bezel

This hair color is giving us serious rock chick vibe. It may be an intimidating hair color, but it is the perfect choice if you’re feeling a little bit adventurous.

Regrowth Area: 2 oz Oway Hcolor 6.77 Deep Purple Dark Blonde + 0.5 oz Oway Hcolor 0.7 Purple Booster + 2.5 oz Oway Hcatalyst 20 Volume Cream Developer

Ends: 2.5 Oway Hcolor 6.77 Deep Purple Dark Blonde + 1 oz Oway Hcolor 0.7 Purple Booster + 3 oz Oway Htone 9 Volume Cream Developer

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Plum Blossom Hair Color Formula

Hair by Meredith Johnson

For clients who aren’t sold yet on all-over hair colors, this gorgeous plum balayage is a great alternative. This allows you to try more fun colors without going all out.

Balayage: Oway Hbleach Butter Cream Lightener
Color: Oway Hcolor 6.77 Deep Purple Dark Blonde + a pinch of Oway Hcolor 0.8 Blue Booster + Oway Htone 9 Volume Cream Developer

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Caramel Ombre Hair Color Formula

Hair by Lizzie Keegan

Tired of brown hair? Go blonder by adding some caramel highlights! These will help brighten up the hair and add more dimension to a simple haircut.

Color: Oway Hbleach Butter Cream Lightener + Oway Hcatalyst 30 Volume Cream Developer Melting into Oway Hcatalyst 40 Volume Cream Developer with a 1:1 ratio

Toner: 20cc Oway Hcolor 11.17 Frosted Platinum + 10cc Oway Hcolor 10.1 Ash Extra Light Blonde

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Psychedelic Purple Hair Color Formula

Hair by Brittany Taylor Dangleis of Head Rush Salon

Festivals aren’t complete without crazy hair styles and bright hair colors. Just look at how Brittany styled this psychedelic purple hair! Isn’t it the cutest?

Deeper Root: 10cc Oway Hcolor 90.2 Irisee Super Bleaching Blonde + 15cc Oway Hcolor 11.17 Frosted Platinum + 2cc Oway Hcolor 0.1 Ash Booster + 3cc Oway Hcolor 0.7 Purple Booster

Ends: 10cc Oway Hcolor 90.2 Irisee Super Bleaching Blonde + 15cc Oway Hcolor 11.17 Frosted Platinum + 3cc Oway Hcolor 0.1 Ash Booster + 4 drops Oway Hcolor 5.77 Deep Purple Light Brown with Oway Htone 9 Volume Cream Developer (1:1.5 ratio)

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Lilac Rose Hair Color Formula

Hair by Nicole Daly

And we think we’ve seen all variations of the purple hair trend. This dreamy lilac color with a pinkish tone is to die for!

Lift: Oway Hcatalyst 40 Volume Cream Developer All Over

Color: 15g Oway Hcolor 9.1 Ash Very Light Blonde + 15g Oway Hcolor 90.2 Irisee Super Bleaching Blonde with 10 Oway Hcolor 0.1 Ash Booster + 5g Oway Hcolor 0.6 Red Booster + Oway Htone 9 Volume Cream Developer

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Hair by Merissa Luetjen of Revive Salon

Sunkissed strands with a balayage of warm and neutral tones never go out of style. Plus, it’s so easy to maintain. You can grow out your hair and people won’t even notice!

Roots & Pieces Throughout: 40g Oway Hcolor 5.0 Natural Light Brown + 15g Oway Hcolor 5.1 Ash Light Brown + 1 inch of Oway Hcolor 0.1 Ash Booster + Oway Htone 9 Volume Cream Developer

Balayage: Foils + Oway Hbleach Butter Cream Lightener + Oway Hcatalyst 20 Volume Cream Developer  + Oway Hmilk No Stress Conditioning Treatment

Toner: 20g Oway Hcolor 8.0 Natural Light Blonde + 15g Oway Hcolor 11.17 Frosted Platinum + 2 inches of Oway Hcolor 0.1 Ash Booster

Processing Time: 15 min

Which color caught your eye this week?

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Educator Spotlight: Stephanye Davis

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At Simply Organic, we take pride in having a tribe of educators and stylists who share our passion for providing safe and natural beauty products that work. This month, we are honored to feature Simply Organic Educator, Stephanye Davis. She’s one of the educators who tirelessly offer their expertise in our OWAY Holistic Hair Stylist Forum. She will also be teaching at our Train the Trainer event next week, so we chatted with her and got to know her a little bit more. Check out her interview below!

Tell us about yourself! Who inspired you to become part of the beauty industry?

I was initially drawn to our industry for the family flexiblity and “express yourself” spirit. It is because of industry leaders like Carsten Wilmes, Vidal Sassoon, Horst Rechelbacher, and Kevyn Aucoin that inspired me to continue learning and to create both art and experience behind the chair. I truly love how they used precision and strategic placement for cut and color to create artistic effects. These artists inspired me to work hard at my craft and become the best artist I knew I could be.

Today, I find my inspiration in the artists I meet every day. They challenge me to continue to think out of the box in my classes. When I see the light bulb go off in one of my learners, it immediately makes every second leading up to that moment worth it! I become inspired watching the enthusiasm and confidence build within an artist.

Do you have any tips for someone that is just starting out with the OWAY line?

Take lots of pictures as you are transitioning your guests into OWAY. You and your client will see and feel a difference in the hair fabric every time you color treat them. The pictures are great visual testimonies and color inspirations!

Use the OWAY Holistic Hairstylist Forum on Facebook. This page is wonderful to the OWAY community all over the world! A new OWAY user can find file materials to help in their transition while getting immediate answers from live artists and OWAY users. It’s an amazing tool that artists can use every day.

Outside of work, what are your main goals in life?

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I want to continue to aid in a greener industry through Technical Education and Salon Support. I have been a Cosmetologist for 23 years and I love that our industry has moved away from the horrible toxins that some of us started out with. I am so thankful we have clean and medicinally based beauty products for new industry artists to begin their careers with. It is up to us to change the beauty myth that harsh chemicals are the only option for results.

I am so blessed that I have an opportunity to share technical knowledge with artists all over the nation. I fully support the lines we carry at Simply Organic. I hope to one day meet more of our salons and artists as they are changing this industry every day with each guest in their chairs. Be on the look out — I am excited to begin featuring some innovative artists throughout the year.

What are some color trends you see for next season?

I am looking forward to seeing more cut-strengthening color movement effects with shades like airy mushroom tones and rich, bright coppers.

What is a go-to product that every salon must have?

My first go-to is Hrestore for your Colorists Stations. I always mist and massage into dry mids and ends before applying my colors. Hrestore allows for more protein within the hair to bond with the micropigments in Hcolor. You are improving the hair integrity with a vegetable protein treatment. Your end result is longer-lasting color balances with improved hair porosity.

My other OWAY must-have is Bio-Rich Water. I have found so many ways to use this hydrolyte. It’s a great mist for a cutting lotion or foundation styling product in the hair. I have also learned that it’s a great cooling body spray and acts as a skin rehydrating toner, and the aromatherapy re-centers myself or my client for a moment. I love to spray this over my client before I begin a shampoo ritual to prepare their mind for a moment of relaxation.

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What is your favorite thing to do behind the chair?

My favorite thing to do behind the chair is educating and learning. I learn from my clients as much as they learn from me. I share my knowledge on today’s product technology and trends, while my clients share their ways to live green with me.

Why do you love educating for Simply Organic Beauty Distribution?

I have taught for other product companies before and found that there was little truth behind their words and little support for their educators. I love educating with Simply Organic Beauty Distribution (going into my fourth year) because I trust them. Most of our education team has a passion for cleaner products as much as I do. Most have had similar health journeys which brought us all here. Together, we really are “Changing Salons for the Better,” and I see that every time I walk into a new organic salon. I appreciate the integrity of the products Simply Organic carries and the information we share. They are constantly discovering new technology that supports their mission. Lastly, I appreciate the support they give to their staff, education team, and their salons. If there is ever a question I cannot answer, I know I can trust the information I get from the tech line or forum.

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Hair Texture 101: How to Identify Curl Types and Ideal Styling Products

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Many of us Hair Stylists have a tough time determining the needs of curly and textured hair clients. You may even panic when a head of beautiful curls walks through your salon door. Not anymore!

Introducing our Hair Texture 101 Guide!

Now, you’ll be able to easily determine various curl types and patterns, while servicing these clients with poise and confidence. As with all successful hair appointment experiences, it all starts with a thoughtful and thorough consultation. Your approach and questions are the key to gaining a textured client’s trust.

But first, you must know to ask slightly different questions when consulting with your curly clientele. This is due to the various textures (which you’ll learn to identify in this article) and how they hold up to moisture, humidity and your client’s unique lifestyle.

Below are some sample topics and questions to ask during your  consultation:

  1.  Ask them how long their has been free from chemicals.
  2.  What do their daily/weekly activities consist of? This question will probe them to tell you lifestyle choices, like whether they exercise or not and what they do for a living. Which at this point should help you determine the importance of convenience to this client.
  3.  Listen to your client to give them the best experience. If there is a service or technique you are not comfortable with, please let them know… they will most likely appreciate you being upfront about your limitations. You have now become a team in finding a style that you both will love and are capable of achieving.

How to Determine Different Curl and Textured Hair Types

Below, is a handy chart on how to identify different hair textures and curl patterns.

As trained hair stylists, we understand that you not only have to identify texture, but understand how certain hair types react to moisture/humidity and heat. This is the knowledge that the consumer is missing, which has unfortunately, led them down a road to becoming product junkies. Spending hundreds, sometimes thousands of dollars on products they don’t use.

This is where you come in with your new found textured hair knowledge and styling product suggestions.

 

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Images courtesy of Naturally Curly.com

Types of Textured Hair Styling

Straightening/Silk Press:

This method, of course, can be done on all hair types. Textured hair is sought after often times because of its versatility. Straightening is for those that want convenience, professional reasons and/or personal preference. If worn too often, or if iron temperatures are too hot, you may cause heat damage to your clients hair.

That’s why I also recommend using our non-toxic, organic heat protection products.

Oway product suggestions: Thermal Stress Protector, Silk’n Glow line (Hair Bath, Hair Mask, Serum), Nurturing Drops, Glossy Nectar

Wet Setting/Wrapping:

Coils/Comb Twists

Texture Hair Types: 4-8
Oway Product Suggestions: Moisture line (Hair Bath, Mask and No-Rinse Moisture Spray), Flux Potion

Double Strand Twists

Texture hair types: 5-8
Oway Product Suggestions: Moisture line (Hair Bath, Mask and No-Rinse Moisture Spray), PreciousWax, Boho Pomade

Curl Defining

Texture hair types:  3-6
Oway Product Suggestions: Curly line (Hair Bath, Mask and Curly Potion), Shabby Mud, Precious Wax, Boho Pomade, Flux Potion

Roller Wraps

Texture Hair Types: All
Oway Product Suggestions: Flux Potion, Glossy Nectar, Silk’n Glow Serum, Glamshine Cloud Spray

Protective Styling:

Double Strand Twists/Coil Comb Twists

Texture Hair Types: 4-8
Oway product suggestions: Moisture line (Hair Bath, Mask and No-Rinse Moisture Spray), Flux Potion

Locs/ Dreadlocs

Texture hair types: 4-8 (but can be done on all types with manipulation techniques)
Oway Product Suggestions for Starting Locs: Flux Potion (for more coarse textures)
Oway Product Suggestions for Maintaing  Locs: Frozen Glaze, Boho Pomade

Braids & Braids/Twists Combo Styles:

Texture hair types:  4-8
Oway Product Suggestions: Boho Pomade, Frozen Glaze

Disclaimer: The product suggestions are a tool to help stylists. It is not suggested they be layered or to be used separate. The suggestions are merely for ideas only for this article. 
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About The Author

Jennea Dorsey-Gordley

As a Simply Organic Educator, she brings to us years of experience working with textured hair, and more importantly, how to achieve desired results with non-toxic, organic hair products. If you’re interested in bringing Jennea into your salon for an in-depth texture class, please contact us at 888-213-4744

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Ultimate 2016 Fall + Winter Hair Color Trends Guide

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Our ultimate guide to winter and fall hair color trends has officially landed! In this guide, you’ll find a wide spectrum of fall hair color ideas for brunettes, blondes and reds that are sure to keep you inspired all season long.

If you’re looking to re-create one of these gorgeous hair colors for your hair, be sure to download our 2016 Fall Hair Color Formula Ebook! Here, our contributing hair artists reveal their hair color formulas, and we give you our best tips for achieving and prolonging your favorite fall hair color.

So, grab a warm pumpkin spice latte and get your Pinterest finger ready – these fall hair color trends are going to last right into 2017!


 

Fall Hair Color Trends for Brunettes


 

Chocolate Copper Hair Color

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Hair By: Holly Wiitala, Smoke & Mirrors Salon (Baltimore, MD) with Oway Hcolor

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Hair By: Heather Ford, Ananda Organic Salon (Houma, LA) with Oway Hcolor

Chocolate Copper! This gorgeous fall 2016 hair color trend pairs rich brown tones with ribbons of copper and soft glints of violet.

This is the perfect fall hair color for brunettes looking to embrace those warm, dimensional autumn tones without touching their natural base color. Of course, you can always create a deep chocolate base hair color by choosing either cool, dark chocolate or warm, milk chocolate shades – either way, you can’t go wrong with this color pairing!

 

Cafe Au Lait Hair Color Trend

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Hair By: Meredith Johnson of Abloom Salon (Phoenix, AZ) with Oway Hcolor and Oway Hbleach

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Hair By: Summer Reid of Suite Nectar Organic Salon (Tustin, CA) with Oway Hbleach for Balayage

That blend, though. Cafe Au Lait, this hair color term was coined by Hair Stylist, @meredithabloom and is reminiscent of the hot milk that softly blends into your favorite light or dark coffee base. This fall hair color trend is best achieved with your favorite balayage or handpainting technique and a cool combination of ash and violet colors. Both Summer and Meredith created these seamless looks with Oway Hbleach and toned with some Oway Hcolor – 11.17 (want the entire formula? Download our 2016 Fall Hair Color Formula Ebook)!

Terracotta Hair Color Trend

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Hair By: Kaila Ward with Oway Hcolor for Base and Toner, Oway Hbleach for Highlights

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Hair By: Passang Tsamchoe of Ingenious Organic Concept Salon (San Francisco) with Oway Hbleach for Balayage and Oway Hcolor

Channeling the earthy tones of terracotta clay, this fall hair color trend embraces warm, coppery hues. Another great fall hair color idea for brunettes who want to rock reddish tones without the upkeep that comes with more vibrant shades. Terracotta hair color is also quite versatile – colors can range from burnt orange to delicate peach, depending on your client’s desired hue or level. Both Kaila and Passang used Oway Hcolor’s .35 series to create these gorgeous looks.

Radiant Orchid Hair Color Trend

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Hair by: Heather Ford of Ananda Organic Salon (Houma, LA) with Oway Hcolor

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Hair By: Jessica Austin of Moss Organic Salon & Spa (Phoenix, NY) – toned with Oway Hcolor

Quite possibly one of the most sought after hair colors for winter and fall 2016 – Radiant Orchid! This vibrant purple hair color blooms with absolute confidence that intrigues both the eyes and creative spirit. Notably, high fashion colors like Radiant Orchid can be prone to fading. We recommend a sulfate-free, organic color protection shampoo and using the least amount of hot tools as possible.

If you’re addicted to flat irons and curling wands, then be sure to use thermal heat protection products, as well. Another way to let low maintenance clients embrace Radiant Orchid hair color is to opt for soft, balayaged pieces instead of an all over color (seen right from Jessica Austin). While both interpretations of this fall hair color trend are absolutely stunning, one carries less maintenance than the other

Mulberry Hair Color Trend

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Hair By: Bailey Simon Sagona of Periwinkle Hair Studio (Geismar, LA) with Oway Hcolor

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Hair By: Tyler Fenix of Eco Hair Color Style (Miami, FL) with Oway Hcolor

If there’s one thing we know about 2016 fall hair color trends, it’s this – just about every shade of purple of is in! Mulberry hair color is slightly different than Radiant Orchid, as it’s deep, rich hues are both soulful and enchanting. Both Tyler and Bailey used Oway Hcolor’s 5.77 and 6.77 to create these stunning shades that will stay on trend well into winter 2017.


 

Fall Hair Color Trends for Blondes


 

Butter Blonde Hair Color

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Hair By: Suzanna Kennedy with Oway Hbleach and Oway Hcolor 9.01 for low lights

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Hair by: Jakob Dozen at TMAC’s Hair Studio (Mobile, AL) with Oway Hbleach (no toner!)

Who says you can’t go blonde in the fall? The best way to embrace slightly warmer tones in your blonde hair in fall is going Butter Blonde! What we love most about these Butter Blondes is the health and integrity of the hair. You know what they say, “healthy blondes are the best blondes.”

Nude Blonde Hair Color Trend

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Hair By: Lori Babb of Wildflower, an Organic Hair Studio (Chesapeake, VA) with Oway Hbleach and Oway Hcolor

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Hair By: Kristin Kneeland of Simply Hair with Oway Hcolor and Hbleach

The perfect blend of warm, cool and neutral tones – Nude hair color for blondes is definitely on trend this fall. This look is best achieved using your favorite balayage or handpainting technique, making it exceptionally low maintenance for most blondes. The seamless blend of varying tones, while dimensional, also has a gorgeous unifying effect. This blonde hair color trend is also quite versatile, allowing both you and your clients to customize a look that can channel more coolness or warmth depending on the desired result.

Honey Bronze Hair Color Trend

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Honey Bronze Hair By: Kaila Ward Hair with Oway Hcolor

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Hair By: Debra Pedraza of Biologique Organic Beauty  with Oway Hcolor and Hbleach on Natural Level 4, Latin Hair

What better way to transition your summer blondes into a fall hair color trend that’s low maintenance, but also doesn’t make it difficult for them to go lighter in future months (as you know they will). Honey Bronze is the perfect blend of honey hues and bronze/bronde tones. Debra Pedraza did a double-process with our plant butter-based ammonia-free lightener to lift her client’s Natural Level 4 hair to a 9. Then she depositing the colors needed for her flawless colormelt.

Want the entire formula? Be sure to download our 2016 Fall Hair Color Formula Ebook that showcases these amazing Holistic Hair Stylists at the bottom of this article!

Vintage Rose Hair Color Trend

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Hair by: Kristine Hartman in Burlingame, CA with Oway Hcolor

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Hair By: Anne Henn from Hello Gorgeous Salon (Breda, IA) with Oway Hcolor

We haven’t been able to get enough of the rose gold hair color trend for a few seasons now, and we love to see how it evolves! Introducing Vintage Rose Gold hair color – the perfect winter hair color trend. Vintage Rose is different from your conventional rose gold hair color, as it channels more smokey violet tones.

Rose Quartz Hair Color Trend

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Hair By: Leah Taylor of Smoke and Mirrors Salon (Baltimore, MD) with Oway Hbleach and Oway Hcolor

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Hair By: Stephanie Cencibaugh with Oway Hcolor for Toner

Chosen as Pantone’s Color of the Year, it’s no wonder Rose Quartz had made its way on the strands of so many clients. This delicate, light pink pastel hair color’s gentle essence embodies the qualities of the rose quartz stone: compassion, peace and love – qualities our world was in dire of need of this year.


 

Red Hair Color Trends for Fall 2016


 

Merlot Hair Color Trend

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Hair by: Erica Stevens at Artist Endeavor (Statesville,NC) with Oway Hcolor

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Hair By: Molly Kuhl, Rock Paper Scissors Salon (SantaRosa, CA) with Oway Hcolor

Hello, Merlot! Speaking of our favorite fall wine, Hair Stylist, Erica Stevens called this fall hair color trend early, and rightfully named her gorgeous work after the iconic red wine. This red hair color is stunning, as it exudes a variety of tones – ranging from violet to copper.

Ronze Hair Hair Color Trend

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Hair by: Tatyana Kosogina of Ingenious Organic Salon (San Francisco) with Oway Color

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Smokey Ronze Hair Color By: Erin Stevens of Modest Peacock Salon (Marietta, OH) with Oway Hcolor

The perfect blend of copper red and bronze brown, Ronze hair color is right on trend for fall! We’re loving the smokey ronze tones created with our Hcolor line by Tatyana and Erin. Want the formula for their stunning ronze hair color formula? All is revealed in our 2016 Fall Hair Color Formula Ebook!

Pumpkin Spice Hair Color

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Hair By: Erica Stevens of Artistic Endeavor (Statesville, NC) with Oway Hcolor

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Pumpkin Spice Hair By: Alice Muradyan with Oway Hcolor

Pumpkin spice has seemed to find its way into just about everything these days, but how could you not FALL in love these gorgeous copper tones? We love the tonal reflections achieved above, and could you guess that both Erica and Alice used 8.44 from our ammonia-free Oway Hcolor line? What can we say? We have some beautifully talented hair artists in our Holistic Hair Tribe!

If you enjoyed our 2016 Fall and Winter Hair Color Trends Guide, please SHARE! You’ll be giving well-deserved attention to all of the gifted Hair Stylists who contributed to this article. They even went ahead and shared their fall hair color formulas with you in this Ebook below! So, go ahead, download the Ebook and spread the love and creative inspiration!

Download the 2016 Fall Hair Color Formula Ebook Below (it will be e-mailed to you)!

 

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Oway Hnectar Color Training

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Join Simply Organic Beauty Education Director, Rebecca Gregory and Technical Manager, Tracy Olson for the latest in organic hair color ingredients innovation. Hnectar is the world’s first nectar based permanent holistic hair color that is both a treatment and color service all in one. Nourishing nectars from organic papamiel, organic mallow and biodynamic elderberry flowers revive and heal hair for instantly healthier hair. This is also a breakthrough hair color for extra sensitive clients! Hnectar is ammonia-free, PPD-free, alcohol-free, mineral oil free, and synthetic fragrance free.

Don't forget your free Oway Hnectar Hair Color Training Materials below!

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Educator Spotlight: Maureen Fox-Meyer

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As our tribe of passionate Holistic Hair Stylists continues to grow, we want you to get to know our educators! These are the leaders helping us pioneer the holistic hair revolution beyond the chair. As Educators, they help their fellow hair stylists gain knowledge and inspiration by teaching in-salon and online classes.

In the spotlight this month is Maureen Fox-Meyer. She owns The Change, an organic salon in Sartell, Minnesota.

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What got you into the world of using healthier, holistic beauty products?

My journey into healthier products stems from my Dad passing away from pancreatic cancer. I was kind of lost and trying to find my path in life at that time. I got a Bachelor’s degree in vocal music and a minor in Psychology, but didn’t want to do music as my career anymore. So I had been cutting and coloring all my family and friend’s hair simply because I really enjoyed doing it as a hobby and seemed to have a knack for it. When my Dad got diagnosed, it really put things into perspective and I realized that the passionate career I was seeking was right there in front of me and all I needed to to was get my degree and get started.

Going through the process of my Dad’s cancer diagnosis and treatment, I started to realize just how important the things we use in and on our bodies really are. We did many natural treatments and dietary changes that really helped improved his quality of life and prolonged his time here with us. It wasn’t a fun or easy time in my life, but without it I wouldn’t be the person I am today.

I made a promise to myself before I even started beauty school that my goal was to start the most natural and non-toxic salon that I possibly could. At the time, I didn’t know if products like Oway even existed, but I was determined to find the best thing out there.

I graduated beauty school in the spring of 2008 and opened The Change, An Organic Hair Salon in the fall of 2013. I tried many product lines in my search of the best non-toxic color line and now am very happy with the results and healthy hair I now get with Oway!

Who has inspired you to be an educator?

There have been a number of great educators in my life that made me see how fulfilling it is to share your passion with others. My voice teacher, Mitra Sadeghpour, was really inspirational to me because she was always positive and motivating. She saw the potential in me and made me believe it for myself.

Cristina Hupe was my haircutting instructor and friend (we are about the same age but she did hair school first and I went to a 4 year college first). She taught me to be very exacting in my expectations for what students can achieve and to not settle for good enough, when you know they can do great things. Finally, my mother was always teaching me about everything around from rock formations to birds to how to make a million crafts and science experiments. She really taught me to love learning and that there is wonder and beauty in everything and everyone.

In addition to being paid to do what you love, how else has your hair life created value to you?

Through all the things I have tried to do for work (music, realtor, retail sales, flooring sales, educator, etc.) I find that the thing that gives me the most satisfaction is being able to use my creativity and talents to make people’s lives better. I get that everyday in this profession.

I get to use my knowledge, help other stylists, teach clients, be creative and get direct feedback about how I am making everyone feel better about themselves which can then lead them to making other people feel good, too.

Seeing the smile on my client’s face as they leave is one of the best compliments I could ever receive.

What is one of your favorite looks you have created with Oway and what products were used?

I have done a lot of transformations with Oway that really excite me. The latest work of love that I created was on a woman who came in for a color correction. She had never been in to our salon before and had 3 colors going on. Her base was a grown out 2 inches of a neutral level 9, the mid lengths were a level 7 gold that was so heavy it was practically copper, and her ombré ends were very golden level 10.

Her hair strength was good, but needing some serious moisture. We decided on a heavy highlight lowlight because she wanted dimension and depth for fall. My formula was 20 volume hbleach for the highlight that I painted down to where the ombré highlights started, the lowlight I used from root to tip; it was 28 grams 4.0+ 3 grams 0.7 9 volume htone. I used a heavy natural looking foil pattern and processed for 30 minutes.

I shampooed her with hbalance shampoo, rinsed and then I applied hmilk and left it on for 5 minutes while I mixed up a toner. I used 20g 11.17+ 20g 10.1 9 volume htone. After rinsing the hmilk from her hair it was a much better moisture content so the toner could take more evenly. I put the toner on towel dried hair and let it process for 6 minutes before rinsing, shampooed again with hbalance shampoo and finished with hbalance mask. To finish I styled her with glossy nectar and frozen glaze cocktailed together, blow dried and loosely curled.

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Which styling tool/products are your best friends?

My number one product is Glossy Nectar. I use it on everybody! It gives me such shine and moisture while also protecting the hair from damage. I don’t really enjoy stickiness or overusing products on hair that I have just colored, so I tend to be a minimalist with products. Plus, clients get overwhelmed if you use more than 3 stylers on them!

I have naturally fine, curly hair and I like to wear it natural a lot- so for myself I can’t live without boho pomade. It gives you definition, takes down frizz, but adds volume all in one product. It’s great for second or even third day curls! At first the texture is a little odd, but just ignore that and scrunch it in- you can’t go wrong.

As far as tools go, at the salon, we have all recently fallen in love with the Epic Professional Wet brush-pro Quick Dry Brush. Its a vented detangling brush that cuts down your blow-dry time on those long haired clients that take forever to dry. It is curved to it grab more hair and is gentle to the scalp.

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What is your favorite type of client?

My favorite kind of client is someone who has had trouble finding the right stylist, is possibly disheartened with our profession or needs a serious color correction.  I love the process of winning their trust and showing them that many of us do really know what we are doing and that they can have amazing hair again!  The transformation in their attitudes and self-esteem really give me a sense of how I  have an impact on a person’s life simply by showing them the beauty they already possess and enhancing that for them.

If you could makeover a celebrity, who would it be and how would you do it?

A celebrity I would love to make over is Miley Cyrus. She wants to be bold and edgy but it comes off harsh and unpolished. I like her blonde but would like to soften it with some peaches and pinks toward her base and give her a nice shadow root with a 8.1 brushed out over the blondes. The peach I would make with 9.43+ 9.0+ 0.6 and the pink 11.17+ 0.6. That would still give her a fun and bold image, but be more fitting to her skin tone.

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Tell us what you love about educating others.

I love educating others because I believe that everyone should know the options available to them. I like to show other stylists what is possible and watch the process of discovery in them. Many people are so used to the ammonia-based systems that they are very wary about things that are new and different. I like to gently show them what can be and let them see it for themselves.

My salon’s name and motto is based on “Be the change you wish to see in the world” – Mahatma Ghandi. I believe that by using products that hold the client, the stylist and nature in the highest regard, we really can change the world.

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Oway Stylist Spotlight: Abigail Waldrum

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This month, our Holistic Hair Stylist Spotlight is on Abigail Waldrum!

Abigail is a hair stylist at Sepulveda Hair Studio in Deland, FL., and is an active member of our Oway Holistic Hair Stylist Forum on Facebook! She dazzles our community with her beautiful balayage techniques and willingness to help others – and we just love that!

Obviously, we had to get to know Abigail and showcase some of her beautiful work with Oway!

Get to know Abigail!

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How do you think that hair relates to a person’s confidence?

Hair can drastically change a persons appearance. When you can help someone feel beautiful or attractive you can directly impact their self esteem. I think as stylists we often underestimate the impact we have on our clients.

We touch, we enhance, we nurture and we strengthen. We physically, emotionally and sometimes even spiritually enhance our clients lives.

It is a gift to do what we do. We blend artistry with nurturing. I love it!

Who has been the biggest influence in your career?

Oddly enough, it was probably a therapist I saw years ago who nudged me forward to pursue my passions. I used to be a clinical social worker and was very comfortable in that world.

But something big was missing.

I so admired Vidal Sassoon even as a child. I was enamored by designers and stylists. But I pursued a more traditional education and went on to graduate school and a career. When I finally gave myself permission to be an artist, it’s like the floodgates opened. I have never once looked back or regretted that decision.

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What accomplishment are you most proud of?

I am most proud of investing my time and energy into being my authentic self. It has lead me to my career and my passion.

It has lead me to the most beautiful salon I have ever worked at. And it’s lead me to products that are in line with my personal beliefs. I truly believe that like attracts like. I fell into meeting David Sepulveda, the owner of Sepulveda Hair Studio. I have learned so much from him including falling in love with Oway.

It’s so exciting to know you can be successful and holistic in the beauty industry. I did not think that was possible before.

Check out Abigail's work with Oway!

Join Abigail and other like-minded stylists in our Organic Way Holistic Hair Colorist Group here!

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Oway Stylist Spotlight: Jenn Kidd

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At Simply Organic Beauty, we  strive to create a community of Holistic Hair Stylists who can share their passion, experience, and endless creativity.

Once a month we put the spotlight on one of our community members and let them share their story with you.

Our July 2016 Oway Hair Colorist is Jenn Kidd! She’s a Hair Stylist at Apotheclaire Salon in Akron, Ohio – where they take an eco-responsible approach to hair, beauty and personal care. Learn more about Jenn in our exclusive interview with her below!

Get to know Jenn!

How did you become interested in becoming an organic hair colorist?

Quite simply, I became sick.

I developed serious allergies in the salon that were escalating into other symptoms. After years of trying everything, including using steroids on my hands every night and covering them with gloves, I knew it was time to make some changes. Because of the severity of my sensitivities, I knew my only two options were to find a space where I was in complete control of what was being used or to quit doing hair.

That is how Apotheclaire came to be and that is how I discovered Oway. I was immediately drawn to Oway because of the packaging, let’s be honest – it’s fantastic. I did lots of due diligence and research and testing of other “organic hair color” lines. None of them fit what we were looking for like Oway did.

On a side note – I used to have to take a prescription antihistamine on a daily basis to be able to work. I have not had to take one since making the switch!

You have posted some beautiful balayage work. Do you have any tips or tricks for using Hbleach when lightening? Do you have some “go to” Hcolor formulas for when you’re toning?

Thank you! I am crazy about hbleach. I love the consistency of it and how soft in both color and feel the results are. I am a cautious bleacher and I refuse to compromise anyone’s hair, ever. Using hbleach allows me to push the lightening process a little bit further without the need of any -plex products, knowing how gentle the process is.

When doing balayage, I always like to keep a dry tint brush on my tray and use it at an angle to diffuse and blend any strong lines. This gives extra control and adds extra detailing.

I’m not finding toners as necessary for correcting as much as I am loving the way they can enhance. I have always loved a warm / cool balance with hair color and the .31 series provides perfect tone for that dimension!

Oway has an extensive retail line. Can you tell us your top three picks?

Glamshine Cloud– I spray it on my hands to put in the hair and it gives me extra control over placement.
Flux Potion – That is our swiss army knife of products at the shop.
Scuplting Mist – We do not use aerosols in the shop. So thankful for this non-aerosol gem

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Do you have any predictions for 2016 Fall Trends in hair color and hair style?

Always! I think that people are looking for new ways to change up their look with ease. Playing with texture will be huge coming into the fall, on both short and long hair. There are a million ways to get great texture without using heat tools and I love sharing them with clients.

Long hair? Sleep in a braid or twist hair into a bun before going to sleep. Wake up and shake it out. Throw some boho pomade in there and voila! Playing with an extreme side part or adding in vintage accessories are also a fun way to change it up.

I believe color is going to start shying away from all of the bold, direct dyes and steer more towards emulating nature. More gingers, softer blondes and dimensional browns with both warm and cool tones combined. Warm for the winter and cool in the summer!

As a member of our Oway Holistic Hair Stylist Forum Group on Facebook, can you tell us how it has helped or benefited you with your craft?

It has been a great tool to help myself and my co-stylist learn the line. I love that we have such a valuable real-life, in-salon resource to look at and learn from. I’ve been doing this for ten years and switching color lines was intimidating, no matter how well I knew color. I called Rebecca Gregory one day when I was especially freaking out and she talked me through it. The Facebook group and technical support offered by Simply Organic has been priceless. We look at it and are inspired by everyone’s work on a daily basis!

How does your personal style influence your work on clients?

I wear what I want without ever giving a thought to what others will think of my style, because I like it. I truly believe that if you feel great, you can pull anything off with your look. I am not a fan of the “if you’re this size you can’t have short hair” or “if you’re this age you can’t have long hair” rules that some people believe. I hope that I can inspire people to be a little more carefree and wear whatever makes them feel their best!

Check out Jenn's work with Oway!

Join Jenn and other like-minded stylists in our Organic Way Holistic Hair Colorist Group here!

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Organic Way Texture Specialist: Jennea Dorsey-Gordley

Jennea Dorsey-Gordley

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Meet our new Texture Specialist!

We’re ecstatic to introduce you to Simply Organic Educator, Jennea Dorsey-Gordley!

She brings to us years of experience working with textured hair, and more importantly, how to achieve desired results with non-toxic, organic hair products.

She takes a holistic approach to beauty and wellness,  so whether she’s relaxing with Oway’s Waveshaper or teaching clients how to embrace their natural curl, Jennea is our go-to Textured Hair Expert!

Get to know Jennea below!

Introduce yourself! What should everyone know about you?

My name is Jennea Dorsey-Gordley (pronounced Jen’ ay). As a young adult, I started out in corporate America in the fields of Finance and Property Management. After the recession in 2007/2008, I began to explore my childhood passion to open a Wellness Center and Spa. I attended The Baltimore School of Massage and Aveda Fredric’s Institute in Cincinnati. I had been styling hair for family and friends since junior high. At that time, I didn’t really appreciate my gift as a stylist. Both of my parents were educators, but I couldn’t see myself teaching until I got married and raised a family.

Later as an adult, I had the opportunity to work in a salon that specialized in texture in the Washington DC Metropolitan area. I had the pleasure of cutting the locs of Ms. Iyanla Vanzant and styling hundreds of others.

Gaining that experience led me to understand that HAIR was what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. It was the first time in my life where I awakened daily EXCITED to go to work!

 

As Simply Organic Beauty’s new Organic Way Texture Specialist, what do you hope to accomplish?

My hope is to help other stylists feel more comfortable when it comes to servicing the textured client. For the last decade or so, I have witnessed a myriad of textured consumers finding solutions to service themselves. They have become very accustomed to using social media as a resource, (which led many to become product junkies). As my research and analysis continued, I discovered that textured consumers lost trust in the professional cosmetologist.

So, my goal is not only to help give our industry a voice when it comes to texture, but also to help usher in a healthier line of product that is truly organic.

 

Why is introducing the textured hair world to organic, non-toxic products important to the community?

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First off, let me say that hair textured clients come in all shades and nationalities, (some in European cultures as well). In my research, I have found that when is comes to Afro-Decentians, there is a higher rate of various types of cancers.

Personally, I have known two stylists that have died of lung cancer, and neither were smokers. I have known others to have died from very aggressive breast, ovarian and cervical cancers, stylists and consumers alike.

After being raised in a holistic household, and my training in massage therapy, I’ve learned how important it is not to put anything on or in your body that you cannot pronounce. That foundation has led me to the road of wanting others to become more aware of harmful ingredients.

Let’s be frank. Chemicals in salons are a big issue, but especially when it comes to managing textured hair. What myths about organic hair products do you hope to dispel?

Thats a great question, because up until I found OWAY, I was very skeptical about other products out there that claimed to be ‘natural’ relaxers. In fact, when I researched some of those products, I found that they were either not totally natural and/or gave unpleasant ongoing results that consumers were not happy with.

Why Oway? Aren’t there a million organic beauty brands to choose from? What about their philosophy and products makes them great for textured hair?

Yes, there are countless products on the market aforementioned above when it pertains to ‘product junkying’ consumers. There are so many people that have spent thousands of dollars on products searching for the perfect formula without professional guidance.

This is the FIRST line that met my approval that was high quality, farm to chair ingredients and the high-end sleek look I was looking for in comparison to some other big names in the industry. Its a well thought out line!

So far, I am happy to see that they have pretty much thought of every texture in mind when it comes to hair care.

I want to help represent a brand/ product that truly cares about the integrity of the market they serve. If you are marketing an organic line, all of its products should be 100% organic…and OWAY has accomplished that mission!

Which Oway products are your favorite for creating certain looks and why?

Right now, I am really loving the Silk N Glow line and combining Precious Wax and Boho Pomade for twists and loc maintenance. Glossy Nectar and Silk N Glow Serum is my best friend for scalp care on some my clients that have a hard time retaining moisture.

If you could give one piece of advice to those wishing to learn more about textured hair and organic beauty what would you say?

I would tell them to really research ingredients thoroughly before trying/buying. Also, to come to one of my classes to see how best to consult with the textured client, in addition to learning some styling techniques using OWay. Its important to have an open mind and understand that having more experience with highly textured hair is more fun to explore and keeps you fresh!

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