Color Perfection Redken Art of Consultation

art of consultation,redken,hair color,hair color perfectionAre you a new hair stylist just starting out in the world of color? Or do you own a salon and are trying to figure out how to assure that your stylists are providing the best color option for your clients? Redken has just launched the new Art of Consultation, a step by step guide on how to step your color clients and the stylists through choosing the correct color.

Choosing the right color for your client’s hair can either enhance their facial features or squash those features. There is an art to obtaining the information you need from the client to help allow you to make the right decisions. Redken has shared there art to Color Perfection:

1) The Color: Do you have cool skin tone or warm skin tone? What is your client’s existing hair color? Redken has a very easy to use color skin tone palette that will help you determine whether your client is a cool or warm. There are also hair color swatches so that you can determine your clients existing hair color. This will allow you to better determine the right color spectrum.

3) The Hair Type: What is your clients hair type? Is it dry, oily, thick, fine, coarse, thin, or chemically over processed? These questions will allow you to determine what additional pre and post processes to perform on the client so that you will give your client optimal results.

2) The Application: Where should the highlights be applied? Honestly I never really thought about this step but this is as important a decision as any others. Redken has created a guide Haircolor Placement & Design guide that allows you to determine your clients face shape. Once the face shape is determined the chart will tell you the optimal location for the highlights, color, and cut. That is a ton of information.

3) The Grey: Do you have Grey? The percentage of grayness in your clients hair will determine what type of color treatment you will use. Redken has provided a swatch of grayness percentages so that you can compare your clients hair.

4) Your Lifestyle: What is your Lifestyle? Do you work? Are you at home? What type of look are you trying to portray? How often do you get colored? How much time do you dedicate to your hair? Do you have any special events coming up in the future? These questions will help you determine the best type of color and level of color that your client should receive. Redken’s Art of Consultation Kit includes a Customized Client Profiler so that these questions can be asked and recorded easily and quickly.

I think whether you are a hair stylist or not Redken’s Art of Consultation kit will help you better determine the perfect color.

Maintain Your Blonde Hair ala Redken

Blonde hair has special needs.  Redken’s David Stanko (my colorist!) shows how all you blondies out there can treat and maintain your natural or color-treated blonde hair.  Added bonus – Redken’s Rodney Cutler creates glamorous waves with the twist and dry technique.  I love it!  You can also accentuate the curls with your curling iron!  Think sexy big waves.

Hair Color Perfection by Redken and David Stanko

Everybody knows my choice for hair colorist is New York based Redken Colorist Expert, David Stanko.  David puts the glam in my hair using the incredible Redken Collection of hair color.  I just visited David last week and of course he created nothing but perfection with the new Blonde Glam Collection hair color by Redken.

David in partnership with Redken just launched a new video which I love! He does a makeover for Beauty Editor of Latina Magazine, Angelique Serrano, turning her dark locks into summer glam.

Redken Launches Hair Style Videos on YouTube!

Get ready for some exclusive inside access to the best stylists in the country!  Redken has just launched a new video series entitled  The Hair Files: How-To Guides for Stylish Hair Everyday and it is sure not to disappoint!  The latest video Create Curl Perfection teaches you how to create frizz-less curls in the comfort of your home.  I like how Redken teaches you how to create the style and then has an average person create the look herself!  Utter genius.

Danny Gokey uses Redken!

dannygokeyOn today’s Live with Regis and Kelly, Danny Gokey, the third place runner up for American Idol, told Regis Philbin that he gets his hair on by using Redken.  We love Danny’s style, hair, and of course singing!  I wonder which Redken product he uses?

Get That Perfect Blond by Redken

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Great news!  Finally there is way for you non-natural blondes (and I know most of you are not natural) out there to keep your blond color longer.  I don’t know if I have ever mentioned my two favorite celebrity colorists Tracey Cunnigham and David Stanko.  I met up with them in New York to discuss hair color and how to maintain a beautiful blond.  

David mentioned that Redken has just launched a fantastic line of in-salon and at home products that help you keep your blond longer and actually keep it blond versus that pesky bluish blond or organgey blond!  The collection is by my fav hair care maker Redken and it is called the Blond Glam collection.

The Blond Glam collection is a collection of hair color, lighteners, and hair care products that give you a fab blond color that shimmers and helps you to maintain that color.  You get an amazing multi-tone blond color that looks beautiful and is extremely conditioned.  I know you will love it!  Go to your Redken salon or at www.redken.com to learn more.  It’s launching in the Spring of 2009.

Homemade Hair Refresher To Go

conditionersNeed a hair refresher on the go?  I have discovered a great new hair tip that I had to share with you all.  If you have curly or wavy hair and you have noticed throughout the day it loses its pizazz try this hair refresher.  Take your everyday conditioner, about 2 tbsp, and mix with about 6 ounces of water. Put in a spray bottle and shake up.  Whenever you feel that your hair is frizzing out or needs extra bounce spray on your hair and leave in.  You can use this on your kids as well. A low cost way of keeping your hair beautiful.  I love it!

Dry Winter Hair? Need Some Condtioning? Redken to the Rescue

redken_real_control_overnight_treatAre you in major need of deep conditioning due to drag of the winter months.  I have noticed that my hair is definitely more on the frizzy side.  I have found the answer!  I discovered a few weeks ago the Redken Real Control Overnight Treat Deep Conditioning treatment!  The treatment is a mousse like substance.  You brush it in your hair before you sleep and wash it out in the morning.  I was worried that it may make for an uncomfortable night’s sleep or transfer on my pillow.  No problems here.  It didn’t even feel greasy or heavy. The treatment was completely absorbed in my hair within a few minutes.

This is definitely worth a try.  Check it out at Redken.com.