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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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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 ... :/

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.

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