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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.

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




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