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Hair Straightening Done Right

Jason Outten - Sunday, June 23, 2019
If YOU got a great haircut would YOU find out what brand of scissors the hairdresser used
then call around to find someone using the same ones ? Then expect the same result.. No

We do a lot of chemical straightening and quiet often people think they can get same result
elsewhere if they use the same product.

You won’t. Just like the same scissors won’t give you the same haircut. Its just a tool.

Picture below is a classic example. It is an existing Permanent Hair Straightening client
you can see the regrowth. But more importantly you can see the straight hair past the re growth.
The hair we straightened last year.

We see people almost every week come in saying they have had permanent straightening
But they have not, yet they believe they have because the salon said they did.
If YOUR hair is still not straight. You DID NOT.

The product is 50% of the result. About 2-3 times a month we will hear these words
 “But they used the same product”

This is when they come back to see us and see if we can fix it after going somewhere else.

If YOU want the BEST results then call us.

Do YOU believe that just with a good product anyone can get the result below in this picture ?


NO they cannot. Sorry but that is the way it is

Just using the products the best hair straightening salon in Perth uses.
Will not give YOU the best results

WE DO........

Balayage is dying

Jason Outten - Monday, June 03, 2019
Balayage is dying ?

Maybe ? Maybe not ?

Here is another old blonde balayage being transformed into a little less maintenance.
Still more depth at the roots without the blown out blonde mids/ends to keep “toned”.


Balayage has definitely evolved and not as popular as it used to be.
We are finding there is a lot more diversity in cuts, colours and styles.

Balayage has become more of a "i want less maintenence" instead of trying for that beautiful
blonde tone. More people are realising that it is NOT always low maintenance.

Deeper or lighter than natural base means roots need 4-6 weekly attention.
Brighter cleaner blonde needs the right at home care + toners if mainly achieved via bleach.

We have not even spoken about achieving the result in first place. Most are actual colour corrections
before we can even start. The client just does not have the correct starting point from where they need to be
to achieve their desired result.

Pictured below is an example. We wanted lighter but that will be a journey due to previous colour build up and throwing
an unwanted red tone. Do you want to be in the salon all day ? Or are you happy to work towards,
At the end of the day it is all time and money.

The effect has been achieved. Just not end goal yet.



Unfortunately a lot of people get impatient and jump from salon to salon. Not allowing the
salon to work with them, to get to know their hair. Then achieve what is desired.
Every session becomes a new stylist listening to the story of the last and deep down they
know it was not exactly like that. But they will try and please.

Eventually a stylist is fortunate enough for the hair to be one step away from desired result
and the client thinks they are a colour genius. With reality being all the previous stylists laying the foundation.

Classic example is when someone is going lighter, or needs to before new colour can be started.
Client thinking one or two appointments. If that. When reality is all depending on YOUR hair.
It does not always lift easy, even if it has before (how many times as a colourist been told, "it lifts easy") .

Every time is a new canvas.



We are not a salon built on the balayage age. We do more. We adapt to trends as they come and go.
We focus on YOUR hair and knowing what it can and cannot do.

Just check out our social media platforms and all that diversity in hair.

Not 500+ pics of vintage wave balayage insta models
Real clients. Real hair . Picture below. Foils only + NO TONER.

Not even in between 6-8 weekly visits. Busy working Mums don't have time for that


Social media has a lot to answer for as far as false expectations go.
But also a great tool to advise and educate. Providing some context goes with the image.


When you’re ready we’re ready


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Hair Colour

Jason Outten - Sunday, May 26, 2019
Hair Colour


There is a lot out there and technology changes all the time. Colour is now more conditioning,
longer lasting and has a lot less of the nasties. If any at all.

This colour is actually ammonia + ppd free and vegan


One of the biggest known ingredients is ammonia although some products do not have any ammonia (we carry non ammonia products)
“Ammonia” sounds scary ? Not really. As with most ingredients the devil is in the dosage. Ammonia is made up of Hydrogen and Nitrogen.
Ammonia is commonly found throughout nature and is harmless in the relevant dosage. Even water can harm you in the wrong dosage.


In colour it is used to swell the cuticle to allow colour to penetrate the hair and deposit. But as technology gets better ammonia is less used. Like in our products with Micro Pigment technology.


Did you know we added a lower ammonia less “chemically” colour range a few years back ?


We even have ammonia free 100% grey coverage

Another ammonia FREE Colour


It uses Micro Pigment Technology allowing pigments on a much smaller scale to penetrate and attach better. Without the harsher chemicals doing the work.
Creating more intense, longer lasting colour.


Our colour is actually coconut oil infused with Aloe Vera for moisture + Made in Italy and waaaaay more conditioning + healthy for the hair than most products.  ... it even strengthens via rice protein, which also intensifies shine + generates correct scalp hydration


One of main things our clients mention is “no strong chemical smell” We even have full ammonia free. 


Another commonly mentioned ingredients by spooked colour wanters is PPD. Usually found in more permanent colours and ideal for reds and violets. It allows colour to attach and resist being washed out.


It is an ingredient some people are allergic too. Hence why we have a PPD free range available too.


But lets not take out of context. People are allergic to nuts too. Buts nuts are not the problem as most are totally fine with. We would be lucky if we came across one person a year with a PPD allergy. There are no consistent peer reviewed studies proving any issues with this ingredient. But as with most things online people will persist otherwise.



We even have ammonia FREE lightening available


At Hair Outaquin we are always keeping aware of improvements. Testing and trying along the way.


Always aiming to offer our clients the latest healthiest technology with results.

Going Lighter

Jason Outten - Monday, May 20, 2019

DO YOU WANT TO GO LIGHTER... EVEN A SHADE LIGHTER ? ....and you have colour in your hair ?

If you have colour in your hair and you want to go lighter. Even a shade.
You have to remove that darker colour to do it.




Colour DOES NOT lift colour. You CANNOT just put a lighter colour over the top and get that lighter colour.
Thats NOT how it works.


Its not that its not possible to go lighter. Its the need to realise it is NOT a standard colour appointment.
Its either a long appointment or a progress to work towards.


....and here is a tip. Hair grows about 1cm a month.
If your hair is to your shoulders and you have “not had colour for a year” YOU HAVE COLOUR IN YOUR HAIR.
Often we hear the comment that “no, i have no colour in my hair”
Thinking because its been months ago its not there. WRONG


Sooooooo when you call for an appointment.
BE HONEST. Otherwise you will only be disappointed at YOUR appointment because
you’ve just put your salon in a “do what we can with time we have” spot.



We need to see the hair (not in a picture) Actually IN THE SALON.
In person prior to making a booking. If you have not got the time for that. You don’t have the time or patience to go through the process.
At that stage we can then work out and explain the process.


So if YOU would like your hair journey to be a good one. Lets take the time and talk to us :)


On the other hand if you want it done yesterday. In a couple of hours and its a
“please squeeze me in now, and by the way i have to be out before you have time to do my hair properly” Lets not ... :/

YOUR Haircut

Jason Outten - Monday, May 06, 2019
THIS is what we refer to when we talk about YOUR haircut for YOU.....

We received a call for a haircut appointment to fix a recent haircut (not by us)....

A haircut style can be cut onto most peoples head..... but making that haircut work for YOUR hair
+ YOUR head is a whole other level.

The original haircut would of probably worked fine (it was a bob of sorts)
if you did not have to take into account clients natural growth direction,
hair texture etc If you did not have to take client into account.

But once you do that it is then personalised and YOUR haircut..

Here we have the before + after

We allow the time. We don’t double book. Its YOUR time ... We do it correctly as a haircut should be.
Shampooed, cut, styled + cross checked to ensure cut sits how it is designed to.

You cannot cut hair without finishing the style to cross check. Yes that means blow drying and or ironing.
We do not do “part” haircuts. We do professional haircuts.

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So YOU want THAT Haircut

Jason Outten - Sunday, April 14, 2019
So YOU want THAT haircut.... You know. The one that sits right and was made for you. Here’s some info to help you achieve and maintain


Pick YOUR salon wisely. Check them out prior. Their web page, their social media. You’ll get a feel for what they are about and the type of work they do.... If every pic is a long blonde balayage and you’re rocking a pixie cut ...hmmm. .....and remember price is a consequence.
Most salons work on a similar rate of return. Whether that be $25 for 4 haircuts in an hour or $100 for 1 haircut in an hour. How much attention to your haircut do you want ? Or need ?


We only do “correct” haircuts. Consult, shampoo, cut, style, cross check haircut. You cannot cut hair correctly if you cannot see it in all its form and cross check it styled in the way it was cut for...... There are an average of 100,000 hairs on the human head and yes 2mm or 2cm is a haircut. Either way all 100,000 are cut.


CONSULT, CONSULT, CONSULT. 99% of hair problems are nothing technically wrong with whats been done to the hair. Its more what you wanted and what your hairdresser THOUGHT you wanted


Be specific, show pictures. We use pictures a lot. Its the clearest way to ensure everyone is on the same page, or in today's world screen.
We have an iPad and a Pinterest account full of looks. ... But remember pictures are ideas, looks, inspiration. This needs to be converted into YOUR look for YOUR hair.


YOUR best haircut will always be one that suites YOUR lifestyle and image. Be realistic about your hair type and look. Do you really want that flattened out asymmetrical cut that takes 30mins to style each morning when you said you have 5min max ??


Develop a trust with your salon, let them get to know YOUR hair. It’ll only make it look and feel better. The amount of times we hear a stylist say things like “oh look who is in today, remember her nape area needs extra attention to allow it to sit right” History like that makes a huge difference to YOUR results.


PLAN PLAN PLAN REBOOK REBOOK REBOOK.... do YOU get to that point where your hair is just not playing ball today.
You call your salon and they are full so its another week. But you have a haircut that needs cutting every 5 weeks and you call your salon at 8 weeks (that's why its not playing ball) and you cannot get in until the 9th week......
But that's only because all their other clients pre booked when their hair was due so their hair always plays ball.
We have clients that pre book the year or at least book their next at their last.
We have clients that call exactly 6 weeks every single time yet say “i won’t book ahead, i’ll see how i go” every single visit. Their 6 weekly is therefore hit and miss.


This is just a small part in the big picture of how some people always get their hair just right.

So YOU want BLONDE

Jason Outten - Monday, April 08, 2019
So you want to go blonde NOW

You can’t work out why it costs so much ?
Or takes so long ? .... lets talk about that.

Check out this image. Please note the one on left at bottom section stating 4 times



Now the pic on right.

We often have clients come in and want "that day" or in "one appointment". We also have clients that say "ok i am happy to do over several appointments".

Here is your reality check.

The after pic on right could take all day to get to that level. Or longer.

The clients that get frustrated after 2 or 3 appointments and don’t come back will blame their hairdresser. The clients that get frustrated after 8 hours in the chair and their hair is still yellow will also blame their hairdresser.

They do this because they have seen or know people (usually an insta model) that has done it a lot quicker. They are right, they have seen it done quicker...... ON SOMEONE ELSES HAIR.
NOT THEIRS. Some people have the right start point as in they are only one process away from desired result. They do this because “they” think it should be quicker.

Every head is a new canvas, each with its own hurdles to overcome and achieve. Some take less, some take more.

The darker your natural hair is or the more colour you have on your hair. The longer it will take. Also condition dictates. Poor condition takes longer.

The shame of it all is that the frustrated client will then walk into another salon and the stylist achieves in one go.

Why ?
Because the previous salon has done all the work and the last takes all the glory. But they’ll only admit that in the back room

Why so much?
It is expensive as it takes time and time is what hair salons sell via a service. You’re not paying for just the product or the time in the chair.

You’re paying for the years that stylist and salon has invested to give you someone with the knowledge and skill to achieve the results.
Just think how many clients a stylist can do in a day as opposed to one colour correction all day

A salons intention is to do amazing hair. It makes no sense to do otherwise. It is for this reason Hair Outaquin will only take an appointment for this type of work after a physical consultation. A professional result requires a professional plan

*Please note the picture was sent to us so we are unable to credit it’s origin.

WE STOP HAIR BREAKAGE

Jason Outten - Monday, April 01, 2019
WE STOP HAIR BREAKAGE!

Been using your leave in treatment and still breaking ?

Can’t have colour through fear of breakage ?

Too afraid to run your irons through in case your ends don’t survive another hit ?

These are typical scenario's we come across. Now YES in some cases you may have gone too far.
BUT we look for solutions.
They may not be the ideal choice right at that moment, but what would you prefer ? Looking like a scarecrow or wearing a scarf 24/7 ?

Below we have the NOT what i want but HEY LOOK AT ME NOW :)

So a salon decided it was ok to do a chemical straightening over home lightened hair OMG WHY ? As you can see the hair has snapped all the way through the middle :(  We coloured and cut the hair, but in a way to select a colour that will even out the varying tones and a haircut to blend out the breakage stop starts. We also used some magic repair solution to stop any further breakage (and no it was not Olaplex). This hair will still need some love and care about once a month. But OMG WOW what a difference. All done at one appointment.


Biggest problem we see is actually home colour application over time, especially bleach. But even dark all over colours. No one can apply their own colour without over lapping which will cause damage and increased porosity over time. Which then causes fading quicker. The response is to colour sooner, change colour etc. All which just ends up compounding the problem and getting worse. Remember it takes best part of a year to learn how to colour apply correctly and that's when you are standing over the head. Not setting up 5 mirrors around the bathroom to get every angle :/

Now this next one is a classic " i want to go platinum" .....and the hairdresser going "yeh sure" and away they go. With ZERO care or attention to hair integrity and surprise surprise it snaps...OMG. Again, was black desired colour ? No but DAMN check out that hair now BOOM! fixed




Now a year later and a lot healthier hair. Look what colour we are NOW





But what if "my hair is Blonde" and i want to stay blonde ? Hmm it all depends on how damaged, which is something we can check at a consultation. Here we have a blonde and yes we put foils in and the before and after is all on same day as are the above pictures.



In most cases we can still colour during repair process. In every case we recommend following a good regime for maintenance in between services. It is a bit unrealistic to have hair coloured and just think it does not matter what you use on it. Do you think your salon just uses "whatever" ??

In these scenarios we are only able to take appointments once we have consulted correctly prior. We understand every one wants it yesterday and most do not want to come in to the salon twice etc. Just walk in and fix on the spot. If it was that easy you would not be reading this post now. Sorry no consult no can help. Haste is what gets most peoples hair into trouble in the first place.
Once seen we can advise on a plan, including pre prepping hair prior to appointment, how long it will take to get back to original condition and home maintenance so we don't end up meeting under these circumstances again.

Solutions may include colour and cutting. You will NOT get the best looking out come by placing restrictions on the hairdresser, and if restrictions are too limiting we may not be able to do anything.
We once had a girl come in with waste length hair all one length that she had home bleached. Did not want any hair cut and did not want to pay for the repair part but wanted "something cheaper". Reality is to stop her hair breaking there was a minimum amount of work we needed to do and in this case it HAD TO START RIGHT AWAY. She chose not to have anything and go and think about it. We know 100% that hair would of all snapped up to the top of shoulders within next 48 hours.There was already strands as short as her chin during consult.

We will always aim for the most cost effective solution, but the reality is there is always a minimum amount of work required to get a result. Our focus is always ON CLIENTS HAIR INTEGRITY AND HEALTH. From that point we proceed forward :)

If you would like to see what we could do for YOU, whether it be saving your hair or just receiving professional care and advise so you do not end up where these people have. We are only a phone call away, with all our details on our contact page. You can also check out our work on our social media channels like Instagram and Facebook. Please note we only take appointments via phone calls.
Consultation only appointments do incur a small cost to cover our time but can be redeemed off services relating to consult should you decide to take our advice.

Last of all check out our fix of a perm that went wrong. This was ladies first visit and yes we coloured and cut the hair, even in this condition.
BEFORE AND AFTER FIRST VISIT TO US......and client still comes to us today



Permanent Hair Straightening results

Jason Outten - Monday, March 11, 2019
Would YOU be happy paying less for sub optimal results, quality and product ?

IF you said yes.
DO NOT read on.
We are not the salon for you.

The most common type of "so called"permanent straightening in the market place IS NOT a true permanent straightening, thermal rebonding product.

It is actually a 70/80's perm solution technology infused into a cream and re hashed as "permanent straightening"

It is NOT as straightening as wheat we achieve.

It is NOT as straight as what we achieve.

It IS popular, why? Re hashed old technology promoted by large multi corporate is cheaper to produce, sell and get people on mass to use. It also requires less skill and training.

For example OPTI Straight is NOT a true permanent straightening product. Its old perm technology re hashed. Wella Creatine Straight is also NOT a true permanent straightening product. Yet they are every where and promoted as "hair straightening" products.

Yes they can straighten out a bit, but nothing like we achieve.

This just creates more confusion in the industry and to what clients receive. It means people are not comparing apples with apples. But think they are.

We see people every week come in for us to look at their hair that they have had "straightened" with these services. Hair in poor condition and not even straight. Be AWARE once you have those products on your hair. We WILL NOT perform a permanent straightening on you, only smoothing. Because your hairs condition will be compromised with these products.

Hair Outaquin utilise REAL thermal rebonding technology. Sunflower ceramide activated. Ammonia and Formaldehyde FREE. It takes a lot more knowledge and skill to use than old perm technology. Thats why most stick why most stick with old products.

We have spent years perfecting what we do

If you want
REAL Permanent results
HEALTHY Hair
LATEST Technology
MOST Experienced straightening salon in Perth

Then give us a call NOW.
Please be aware this is one of our high demand services and planning is advised as we will not take a booking without seeing the hair prior.

We also perform the largest amount of Keratin smoothing in Perth and other relaxing options. Again all keratins are NOT the same. But that's another story :)


Short and classy

Jason Outten - Friday, October 06, 2017
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