Given the over-simplified process that is presented through marketing for home hair color, it is no surprise that many consumers are shocked by the costs of professional salon services, especially hair color correction. Marketing for home hair color is designed to make the process look simple so that consumers will buy and use those products. Salon professionals don’t discourage use of box color simply because they want to drive more salon business for themselves. We discourage it’s use because we have seen so many hair disasters created by these harsh products. Disasters that create an emotional toll on the person affected as well as a big dent in their wallet to fix it.
In order to make home hair color simple, effective, and universal, (meaning that it will work and stay on every hair type) it is formulated as a one-size-fits all approach, strong enough to penetrate the most resistant of hair. The strength of home hair color is over-kill on most hair. Because these products were never designed to come out of the hair, if a consumer finds themselves with an undesirable result, correcting the situation is obviously not going to be as simple as if it were done correctly in the first place. Add to most scenarios several more applications of home hair color at an attempt at home color correction, and the situation gets even worse. Often, following scenarios like this, we get requests for “platinum blonde”. At this point, especially if it’s a dark color that was applied, removing that color and getting your hair to the lightest level without severely damaging your hair, unfortunately, can not be guaranteed.
If you proceed with hair color correction, it’s important to have reasonable expectations of the time and cost involved. At Tease, we break down the process into steps and write down the cost for each so that there are no miscommunications. We have an intake form where you will give us a detailed history of your hair color applications. Based on that information, we make recommendations and discuss any risks associated with your goals. If your goal is to go from dark to light all in one day (or as light as possible) it’s going to take many hours. Because dark hair has more pigment that needs to be removed, it must be lightened in stages. This is because the lightening product that is placed on the hair is active for a certain window of time before it runs out of energy and stops working. Once it stops working, the hair needs to be washed and dried, and then the lightener must be reapplied so it can continue lifting the pigment out of your hair. This rinse-and-repeat process takes time, each step has a cost, and each process contributes to the chemical and physical changes of your hair.
Tease hair stylists will use professional analysis and judgment to determine what we can and can not safely do to your hair. (Included in this analysis is your budget.) Honesty from the client regarding their hair history is of the utmost importance in this analysis. Whether you want to go platinum, or just have a normal looking hair color, you are in good hands at Tease! Put your trust in our education and experience.
At Tease Hair and Lash Studio we strive to make our clients happy with their spray tans. Part of that process is client education. Without a good understanding of what causes a spray tan to develop, as well as what causes it to fade away, clients are not sure how to get their monies worth.
Spray tans are not simply a coating of a solution applied over the skin that instantly turns you bronze. If that were the case, you would not have to wear your spray tan for 12-24 hours for it to develop. Therefore, it is important for clients to understand that, even though you instantly look bronzed when you walk out of your spray tan appointment, what you are seeing is makeup. The makeup is not the ingredient produces your tan. The ingredient that produces your tan is actually colorless and is called DHA.
Some clients want to know how long a spray tan will last and assume that it has something to do with the product. This is an easy assumption to make without an understanding of the main spray tan ingredient (DHA) and how it interacts within the skin. DHA creates a tan through a chemical process that takes place within the very top layers of the epidermis. The top levels of the epidermis are constantly shedding away as new skin cells are being produced. In younger people, the skin turns over rapidly, and in older people, the skin renewal process slows down. Therefore, a person’s age is a contributing factor to spray tan longevity. Younger people will notice their spray tans starting to break up after 3-5 days of strong color, where older clients may be able to get two weeks of solid color. Of course, shaving, exfoliation, and chemicals will also effect spray tan longevity because of removal of the outermost layers of the skin where the spray tan resides.
Another common question about spray tans is the final color result that will be achieved. This is where product formulation does come into play. The chemistry involved in creating a spray tan product that has all the attributes desired is not an easy task. There are many companies out there that do not have a good formulation. The result could be an orange or red tone, a strong DHA smell which is very unpleasant, or a super sticky formula that rubs off onto everything and is difficult to leave on for the required time. At our salon, we offer formulations that are top-of-line and produce beautiful results with no harsh odors.
Spray tans are a healthy alternative to UV tans. UV tans damage the melanocytes within the skin, as well as break down collagen and elastin. Clients come to salons for beauty and anti-aging treatments, not to age prematurely. If you need a little boost, come get a worry-free spray tan at Tease Hair and Lash Studio!
At our salon, we only offer tape-in hair extensions because it is the safest method available and is virtually undetectable while in the hair. If you are considering getting hair extensions, you will need to understand the costs, maintenance, and process of getting hair extensions so you can decide whether or not this service is right for you.
If you have at least 3-4 inches of hair, then you are a candidate for hair extensions! To get started, there is an initial investment required just to purchase the hair, which averages $300-$600. The cost is determined by the length and amount of hair you need for the look you want. At our salon, we only offer high quality, 100% human hair extensions that have been properly sanitized and constructed for durability. You must also consider the cost of maintenance. If you want to keep wearing your hair extensions, they must be removed, washed, re-taped and re-applied every 6-8 weeks (depending on how fast your hair grows). This must be done in a timely fashion in order to prevent tangling, matting, and damage to your hair. With proper care, you can remove and replace your hair extensions up to 3-5 times. To save money, some people choose to have a friend or family member remove and prepare their hair extensions at home before returning to the salon for re-application.
If you want to proceed with getting hair extensions, you should set up a consultation at our salon. At the consultation, your stylist will analyze your hair and be able to determine the length, color, and number of extensions you need. After the consultation, your stylist will be able to tell you the cost for your initial investment for the hair, as well as the cost of application. We will then call the supplier to see if the hair extensions you need are available for same-day pick up. It not, shipping can take anywhere from 3 days to 2 weeks. This is why you should give yourself plenty of time to plan for hair extensions if you want them before a big event or special occasion. Once we know how long it will take to get the hair extensions, then your application appointment can be scheduled with our salon.
After application, you can’t wash your hair or sweat excessively for 24 hours as the attachments need time to cure and adhere properly to the hair. For daily care, you should use a special hair extension brush from root to tip and avoid going to sleep with wet hair. The use of any silicone or oil based products directly on the adhesive attachments may cause the panels to slip and should be avoided. Other than that, you can style the hair extensions as you would your own natural hair. No one will know you have them!
Hair Extensions are fun. They make you feel a little sassier and more glamorous. After getting hair extensions at our salon, the ladies always sashay out the door! It makes our day watching these transformations in both look and attitude.
Hair color and highlight in the hair is a classic way to enhance your appearance. When done well, it can make a person’s look go from dull to chic, from grey to vibrant, or from washed out to stand out in as little as an hour! Hair color and highlight enhancement is every woman’s key to creating their very own customized look. Today’s professional hair color and highlighting products offer tremendous flexibility.
The key to successful outcomes in hair color and highlighting is to find a professional stylist that understands hair color formulation and processing. Many women out there probably have a hair color or highlight horror story. Have you ever had your hair turned orange? Ever had highlight bleed marks or spotty hair color? These hair color and highlight mishaps can cause a person to swear off hair enhancement forever! At Tease Hair and Lash Studio, we are experienced professionals, and we know how to give you the look you want without damaging or over processing your hair.
Every woman should explore today’s hair color and highlight options offered in the salon. Professional products are much more gentle on the hair than products purchased from a store. You can even get temporary hair color that lasts 6-8 weeks just to give it a try! This demi-permanent hair color will slowly wash out and then you can try a different color, or get the permanent version of that color. You can also choose a highlight option called Balayage, which is a low-maintenance way to get a sun-kissed look. When Balayage highlight grows out, there is not a harsh line of demarcation. This allows you to go several months before needing to have your hair re-done.
Hair color and highlighting is one of our favorite services to provide to our clients. It can make such a big difference in a person’s appearance! At Tease Hair and Lash Studio we use Kenra products. All the shades are intermixable and we can create a special look for you. Call us for a consultation so we can explain how we can make your hair color and highlight dreams come true!
Application of eyelash extensions is a growing trend in Boise and people love the experience of having their lashes applied at Tease Hair and Lash Studio. When people inquire about eyelash extensions, one question we often get is, “What are eyelash extensions made of?” Many people have been lead to believe that all eyelash extensions are made of actual silk or mink animal fur. As much as all the marketing companies would like consumers to believe this, it is just not true. All eyelash extensions (with the exception of actual animal fur) are made from PBT Fiber. This is the same material used for toothbrush bristles and is very similar to nylon. The words “silk” and “mink” are simply attractive marketing words used by manufacturers to describe the finishes of their lashes. Silk is usually a shiny, glossy finish, while mink is more of a matte finish. At Tease Hair and Lash Studio in Boise, we have both “silk” and “mink” eyelash extensions in many lengths, weights, and styles. We also have colored and glitter lashes available as an upgraded service. Eyelash extensions can also be made from real mink animal fur, or some other type of fur. However, people are more likely to have an allergic reaction to real animal fur eyelash extensions. Therefore, we only offer eyelash extensions made from PBT fiber. Eyelash extensions made from PBT fiber offer a wide variety of options to create different looks. At Tease Hair and Lash Studio, we have the lashes on hand to give you the look you want. Whether you want your eyelash extensions to have a soft, wispy appearance, or a bold, thick mascara look, we have the materials on hand to make it happen!
The other component to placement of eyelash extensions is the adhesive used to attach the extension to the natural lash. All eyelash extension adhesives have the same base ingredients with small differences between the brands. Many marketing companies out there have lead consumers to believe that certain eyelash extension glues are healthier than others. Some companies would even have consumers believe that eyelash extension adhesive is “medical-grade” and safe for use on human skin. However, the truth is that, these adhesive are never used on human skin, and all eyelash extension adhesives emit a trace amount of formaldehyde during the curing process. The exposure is far less than when using household cleaning products. There are differences in eyelash extension adhesives that make some adhesives less fumy than others and are marketed as hypoallergenic. This provides little benefit to the consumer because, when applied safely and correctly, the consumer should not smell or feel the effects of eyelash extension fumes. Currently, all of the eyelash extension adhesives contain cyanoacrylate, which cures through moisture in the air. At Tease Hair and Lash Studio, we keep adequate moisture in our lash room so that the adhesive is curing on contact. This ideal environment ensures good retention for your eyelash extensions and also prevents burning and stinging of the eyes during and at the end of the service. A small percentage of the population is allergic to eyelash extension adhesive. This allergy can develop in a person even after many successful applications of eyelash extensions. The development of this allergy is not due to differences in the brands of the adhesive used and should not be attributed to one adhesive over another. It is simply the reaction of an individual person to the cyanoacrylate. If someone experiences an allergic reaction after application of the lashes, then switching adhesives is not the answer. At that point, the only safe advice is to remove the lashes and never reapply. At Tease, we strive to provide accurate information to our clients and will not attempt to glamorize the facts about eyelash extensions. Now, with all of that in mind, come see us for a consultation and explore how eyelash extensions can frame and dress up your eyes as well as make your daily routine easier!