Massive Color Correction…


We had previously had a full set of fusion hair extensions on this client while we were growing out her hair from damage due to a previous round of ombre induced bleach damage she had received at another salon.

For this overhaul we first removed her extensions (upper center and left) and applied a color remover product to her full head (upper right). You can see the color remover shows us the lines of demarcation from the previous color services she had done.

After processing the color remover under heat we shampooed her hair and applied lightener in foils to keep it just barely off her scalp. We used 20 volume and a single dose of Olaplex to maintain the health of her hair we had been working to protect. On the bottom left and center you can see the in process picture and the after lightener picture as well.

To complete this look we applied Affinage color from the B.Red highlift series in red, using a 20 volume formulation at her root section and a 10 volume formula on her mid-lengths and ends.

You can see the completed look (with a slight trim to shape her hair) in the bottom right photo. We were able to accomplish a major color change and still maintain her hair health and keep some length on her fresh layered hairstyle.


Throwback: Mismatch Root Color…


I cannot express how much fun mismatch roots can be.

You’ve probably seen them on BuzzFeed in fantasy colors, but they look pretty killer in natural tones too.

In this example the client had been typically getting all over lightener and toner to get her natural hair to a bright blonde color before coming in looking for a change. We wanted to do something a little more edgy without going too wild. We picked this bright copper color and it’s totally rocking on her.

Hair Extensions for Length…


The two biggest problems I see people run into when working on hair extensions to create length are:

-not using enough hair (and then creating a thin tapered result)

-matching just one color (and then creating a dramatic color shift)


As the picture on the far left shows, this client has pretty thick hair to begin with. If we did not match her natural density the ends of the hair extensions coming past her hair would have a “stringy” effect and become more obvious as extensions.

The picture on the far right shows the hair after application and cut, but prior to style. The blend of colors really hides quite well with her natural hair. We used five different colors to create this look.

The middle picture is our final completed look once it’s been styled and I couldn’t be happier with it. I love the overall result and I’m so happy to be able to create seamless transitions like this for my clients.

Colorful Hair Extensions…


Just a reminder that hair extensions are available in a wide variety of fantasy colors and they are fade resistant far more than the effect of coloring your natural hair. I stock some wild colors but to be sure I have what you  are looking for it is always best to preorder by emailing me or setting up a consultation first.

Volumizing Long Hair Using Extensions…


This client is one of my favorites. She’s got amazingly long hair naturally but it just refuses to grow thick. We utilize a very small amount of hair extensions for her to create a more pleasing density without making it feel naturally heavy. Can you believe this is only SIX tape-in pairings! Most of my favorite hair extension applications are to add thickness and color rather than just creating long hair looks. It’s so rewarding to give people the hair of their dreams.

Subtle Balayage…


Remember my favorite Jellybean from my full blown balayage post? This is what we had been doing previously with her hair.

The upper photos are before pictures, and the two lower photos are the after images.

I like clipping the whole head into a loose bun or ponytail before starting on an application like this so I can see how the baby hair is really going to play with the overall look. Taking the time to check that definitely adds a lot of clarity to my patterning each time.

For her hair we used a 30 volume developer with a traditional powder lightener and Olaplex added to act as a buffer and prevent damage. I used a combination of paintbrushes and sponges to create depth and change dimension of the sections I was lightening by varying the saturation of the lightener in her hair.

I love the blended result from using so many different tools, a little extra effort goes a long way.