We all love balayage for the same reasons:
It's that sunkissed glow that grows out beautifully and is low maintenance!!!
Ok you guys its low Maintenance not No Maintenance!
Heres how to keep your Balayage looking amazing, fresh and just how you left the salon!
The biggest maintenance is going to be your TONER!!!
The toner is a huge deal for balayage, and makes the world of a difference!
It's going to keep your Ashy balayage looking Ashy or your Sandy blonde looking Sandy.
All colour warms up over time, so your hair is going to start looking brassy and dull over time!
The toner is also going to keep your balayage looking beautifully blended too!
They are quick, easy and super affordable to keep your colour looking Gorgeous!
Here is a photo of a Before Toner and After Toner so you can see the difference!
Your hair grows 1/2 inch a month which means in 6 months your blonde is going to be 3 inches down. If you want your blonde to stay higher up (especially those who want the face framing highlights in the front) Then you need to come in sooner and get your balayage highlights touched up. If you don't mind having the blonde further down then perfect all you need to do is keep up with your toners and cuts!
If you want to keep your hair healthy, trims are the way to go!
If your getting balayage then your going to have some kind of blonde on your ends
which means regular cuts is a must!
Everyones hair is different but just to touch on how often you should get your hair cut here you go!
Healthy non damaged hair I would say come see me 4 times a year for a trim!
If your hair has had a lot of chemical treatments done or your more prone to split ends, I would say come in every 8 weeks!
Oh course this is a different story to anyone with super short hair or maintaining a particular cut!
To any ladies reading this and is interested in getting a balayage done by me please come in to the Salon for a free consultation! I would love to see you and talk about your hair goals and start your hair journey together!
Before the summer get a nice trim to get off those split ends or get a completely new look for summer.
Brighten it up girl!
Nothing says summer more then a blonde!
Even if its a few balayage pieces in the front to brighten you up or the full works like this beauty below!
Give your hair some love you guys!
The Products you use makes a HUGE difference!
Keep in mind you will be out in the sun a lot (hopefully), and even taking a dip in that pool or ocean (chlorine or salt) can damage your hair! SO repair that hair of yours even a nice leave in conditioner like this one would be perfect to spray on before you hit the water!
Mask it up too once a week, coconut oil out of your kitchen will even do the trick!
SO obsessed with this low classic bun, I put on my Instagram the other day! How cute would this look for a wedding? Bride or guest!
Lately I have been loving the half up top knot! Heres some cute ideas, I like them messy!! AND check out this double top knot how cute is that?!
Oh and last but not least try to stay away from the heat tools,
I limit myself to using my hot tools once a week!!
This beauty of a bride is one of my long dear friends.
We danced together for years!
It had also been YEARS since we reconnected and what a way to reconnect!
To top it off the oh so talented make up artist Tanya Plows worked her magic and
just so happened that Tan was part of the dance crew back in the day👯!
We may have crashed the wedding💃💃!
What an incredible day!
Photos below by
With a Wild Heart Collective
roberts Creek BC
My most requested service today in the salon is the Balayage,
which couldn't make me happier!
Balayage is a hand painting technique.
It gives you that sun-kissed natural looking hair colour, similar to what nature gives us as children!☀️
It's a much softer and less noticeable regrowth👏
a beautiful soft, natural look!
Best part about it is the maintenance!!
It grows out beautifully and more naturally, so you don’t get an obvious regrowth line
and can wear it for longer between appointments.
All you really need to do is protect your hair as you would any other colour➡️
1⃣ use a colour protecting shampoo and conditioner
2⃣ regular treatments
3⃣ heat protection when styling
Healthy hair is attractive hair ladies!💁
Message me to book a free consultation, so we can work together on getting you to your hair goal!
Balayage hair goals below😍
Ok brides to be💍
First off a trial is a must!
I often think of the hair trial as the Say YES to the dress tv show!
I honestly caught myself saying "So is this the one? Is this the hairstyle your going to wear on your wedding day"?😂😳
Say YES to the hairstyle ladies!
A ton of my brides come in with of course with a photo and exactly what they think they want.
But what a lot of the brides forget is that there hair isn't long enough which means you might need to get hair extensions or
you really, to be honest don't look good with your hair half up🙈🙊!
Let me tell ya not everyone's hair looks good with a braid, a lot of the time when you have dark hair your braid can get lost,
which is better to know before the big day so you can change up the style of the braid to make it work or
scratch the braid idea all together!
A trial gives the stylist time to play with your hair, see if your going to hold a curl, and
play with some hair products that's going to work well with your hair.
Last BUT definitely not least this brings way less stress on your big day!
We will already have are plan of attack, and I will be able to get your hair done so you have more time to spend with your family,
photos, and let's be honest your Champagne and orange juice!
Janice is one of the sweetest brides I have ever come across!
I had the pleasure of spending the afternoon with Janice and her family at the Painted Boat.
I did Janices up do,her two bridesmaids and flower girl.
Have a look at our lovely afternoon of getting all dolled up!
Photos taken by One Blue Fish Photography
Make up by Tanya Plows
Location at The Painted Boat Resort
I had the honour to do Cayleys hair for her
West Coast Wilderness Lodge Wedding on the Sunshine Coast BC.
When Cayley came in to do her trial we ended up picking a beautiful classic knotted bun. She did her engagement photos after, so I did her hair quickly for her shoot (photo below)
A week before her wedding she texted me a stunning photo of a style that was to dye for.
We decided we would go a head and wing it the day of and boy are we glad we did!
Cayley was a treat to work with and I'm absolutely in love with the results with her hair on her wedding day!
Have a peak of Cayleys hair in these amazing photos by Jennifer Picard!
Make up was done by Mila
I'm obsessed with products!!
When I was in school we only used one line of products and I couldn't imagine using any other line.
Then I stepped into the real world of hairdressing and had the freedom to use whatever I wanted.
boy was I in for a treat!
There are SO many products out that are AMAZING and that I completely fell in love with!
Here are some of my all time favourites!
Got to admit tho I'm hooked on the davines line.
Favourite Shampoo and Conditioner
Ok you guys this Shampoo and Conditioner is AMAZING!
After I shampoo my hair it feels like its been conditioned already!
It smells wonderful and is great for anyone with frizzy hair.
Tip: This shampoo is not going to foam up like your regular drug store brand but you just need to trust its going to do its job. A little goes along way!!
Favourite all in one product!
It's even in its name, all in one product!
This sucker does everything you need!
adds softness and silkiness
This list goes on!
My new favourite love
I use this every single day I absolutely LOVE it!
It's like a hairspray and dry shampoo in one!
Comes in travel packs as well for on the go quick freshin up!
Favourite purple Shampoo and Conditioner
Ok so this was a hard one!
There's so many amazing purple shampoos/conditioners on the market, I mean seriously the list of purple shampoos/conditioners are endless. I decided on this one because I love the smell and it really does an awesome job enhancing my blondes!
A great purple combo!
A favourite product that I can't live without!
Of course I don't pull out my baby powder in the salon on the clients but It is my go to at home!
Baby powder can be great if you find yourself with oily hair and need a quick degreasing!
Blondes it works wonders on!
Brunettes you want to be careful. You don't want to use to much as it is white but you can modify it with some cocoa powder or cinnamon if your a red head!
Give it a try!
To all my ladies looking for a great wand this is your guy!
Beautiful, frizz free curls everytime and cuts curl time in half!
This is the 5 IN 1 Curling Wand by Bombay Hair!
I was introduced to this wand by a gorgeous friend/classmate and instantly fell in love with it!
Click on the link below and check it out!
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DORADO BEAUTY BAR
You can find me working at this Beautiful salon every Monday, Tuesdays,
If you haven't been at Dorado Beauty Bar yet your in for a treat!
A side from the Gorgeous view in lower Gibsons and relaxing atmosphere,
We have some Suuuuper Talented Hair Stylists, Nail Techs and Esthetician!
We always use top of the line products which is a wonderful bonus and a must!
Here is some photos of this beauty of a Salon on the Sunshine Coast, BC
I'm honoured to work in!
Call 604.886.9255 to book an appointment!