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Balayage reality

Jason Outten - Monday, July 15, 2019
Balayage Reality



...Client in picture has been having balayage technique for few years. This did not happen over night.
Application time (not inc process and finish) 2.5 hours. Start point was over a year ago 6 weekly visits.


Lets get some reality into perspective

We’ll start with this.......

Guy Tang (one of the worlds most famous colourist's) used a great analogy.
If you went to a dermatologist for your acne you would not
expect to pay for the first session and then get the rest for free until your skin cleared up.

Unless your hair is virgin (no colour on) or naturally lighter. It is a colour correction service and will NOT
be able to achieve desired look at one appointment.
We have to break through that darker colour and your under tones will come through. Yellow, gold, orange etc
and patchy, bandy etc.
depending on all your colour history prior.

....Hair in picture has been a transition of colours over time. This one took 5 hours
for this stage and was over a year to get to here.

No colour in your hair ? If its naturally dark it will still have undertones.
We hear “no colour in my hair” all the time. If you have had colour, any colour, even “semi” or “rinse out” NO they don’t.
Even if you cannot see its on your hair. If your hair is passed your shoulder that could mean colour from 2,3,5 + years ago.
The amount of time people do not believe a colour from 2-3 years ago is still in their hair is amazing.
Then they wonder what the banding is.

We haven’t even taken into account medical history. Medication history collects i your hair like a timeline.
This even effects colour.


....Client in picture has naturally light hair and was almost virgin application.
Application time (not inc process and finish) 2 hours.

It will take several appointments and depending on how light etc could take a year. How many sessions ?
That depends on YOUR hair. You cannot predict the unknown....and the amount of times we hear
"my hair lightens easy", "my hair will do it in one go"...... It may, but what if it does not ?


.....Clients hair in picture was about 4-5 colour appointments before we achieved these tones.
But as so short it requires regular maintenance.
If left too long the darker tones drop too low and you are back to square one and another
4-5 appointments away from achieving this finish

Your hair will go through stages and you won’t be leaving the salon with the tones you always want,
and yes you will have to pay for the work done at each stage. You are not paying for a finished result
when it comes to big colour changes. You are paying for the time, expertise and labor to get you there.

Unfortunately most people think they are going to get some amazing result at one or two standard sessions.

.....Client in picture took a year to get towards this colour and tone. Now maintained every 8-12 weeks.
Let it grow out and you are back to the beginning. Another year

So lets get realistic. Most balayage colours are corrections and take hours. They are not cheap and if
chasing a particular exact tone it may take longer, if possible at all.

Balayage is a technique. Not a colour

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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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.

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 :)



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