Get the latest hairstyles at Outaquin

Hair Outaquin blog

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 ... :/

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.

Click here to Request an Appointment
Click here to Sign up for news and special offers
We are a sustainable salon - click here for details
Click here to view our Current Promotions
Stockists of these brands