Frequently Asked Questions
There are many things clients don't know about hair and makeup services and how they work. Hopefully this will help you, but if not, feel free to contact me and I will try to answer promptly and to the best of my ability.
What is the difference between a trim and a haircut?
There is no difference between a trim and a haircut. When asked if they need a haircut with their color, some clients will respond “no, I just need a trim”. I know you hate to hear this, but a “trim” that removes one quarter inch takes just as long as a haircut that removes ten inches. Sometimes it takes longer, because of the precision involved in cutting a tiny amount all around. Bang trims are different. Bang trims really do take just a few minutes and are a great way to clean up your hair in between haircuts.
How long will my hair color last?
If you use high quality products (shampoos, conditioners, and styling aids) specifically designed for colored hair, your hair color should last from 4 to 8 weeks, with 5 to 6 being typical. That’s a big range, but the variance has to do with your tolerance for fading, how often you wash your hair, how hot the water is and how much you’re in the sun. Water is the main culprit, but if you use inexpensive shampoos with detergents, your hair color will simply not last as long. A cheap non-color safe shampoo can strip red in one washing. You may think stylists say that in order to get you to buy the better stuff here, but the higher detergent drugstore type shampoos will truly strip your color quickly. Also, conditioners with a high paraffin content will bind to your color and make it wash out more quickly. I want you to get the most out of your color, and that starts with using high quality products.
What is the difference between foiling, balayage, and ombre?
I love hair color, and there are many, many different ways to take you from where you are to where you want to be. Sometimes that entails highlighting your hair by weaving it and wrapping it in Foils. This allows the color to be very precise. Depending on how much of your hair is highlighted and how many foils are placed, you may receive a full or partial foil. This will be discussed with you in your consultation.
Balayage is a technique in which color is literally painted onto the hair. It produces a more sun-kissed look, and the technique is used to create more lived in looking color. Again, a full or partial application may be necessary, depending on what you’re going for.
Ombre is the graduation of a color from darker to lighter. It can be a combination of several techniques including those mentioned above
I think it’s great if you come in with an ideas and pictures! Trust me, we’ll choose the method that is most suitable for you.
Why is there a range of pricing for color and texture services?
There is a range for color & texture pricing because there are many variables that affect our cost to perform the service. One variable is time. Longer, thicker hair takes longer. It takes more individual foils, more brush strokes and more of everything else, which adds to the time. Special effects and precise pattern placements can also take longer. Additionally, the more hair you have, the more product we use on it, and hair color is the most expensive cost I incur outside of space rent. I may need to adjust the price up or down to account for the unique requirements of your hair. Upon request, a quote for your color service will be provided.
What is your cancelation policy?
I fully appreciate the need for flexibility in my clients’ hectic schedules and respect how valuable their time is. I will make every attempt to accommodate client schedules and would ask that you, as a client do the same. If you must reschedule or cancel your appointment, please notify me 24 hours in advance to avoid a 50% charge for these services. I may ask for prepayment after the second incident.
What if I’m late to my appointment?
I can usually make it work, but if you are more than 15 minutes late, you may be asked to reschedule. I am often scheduled with back to back appointments, which means if one guest is late, every guest after that will be seen late. Sometimes I can catch up, sometimes I can’t, depending on what type of appointments are scheduled after yours and the availability of other staff to help. I make every effort to accommodate late clients, but if you are late, starting your service late would result in being late to every guest after you, you will be required to reschedule. If this occurs frequently you will be charged a $35 re-booking fee.