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Chocolate this rich doesn’t come from a box

Do you ever get that itch to pick up that box color as you pass the beauty isle at your local drug store?  Who doesn’t?  I can’t blame you, the colors they’re promoting are enticing.  They’re rich and shiny and perfect and healthy looking!  Of course they are, they’re actually done with professional hair color.  You can’t tell me that Sarah Jessica Parker or Jennifer Lopez allow their hair dresser to use $3.99 box color on their hair and I’m going to share with you why you shouldn’t either.

1.  Do you ever notice how your hair dresser doesn’t use one hair color root to end?  They do this for SOOOOOO many reasons:
-the hair at your scalp doesn’t usually match what is currently on your ends.  Your root color is usually grey or dark as your ends are blonde or your root color is ashy as your ends are warm,
-the ends of your hair have lived on your head much longer, which means they have been through so much more, which means they need to be treated differently.  They’re typically more porus, or dry so your hairdresser will use a lighter color or even a Demi-permanent color so in the end, it all matches
-the hair at your root is next to your head which contains warmth and will process at a much faster, warmer rate than your ends.
-and many more reasons
2. Do you ever notice that the box of color you buy at a drug store comes with one bottle of developer or peroxide?  That seems scary, different levels of developer give you different levels of lift…. Someone that has dark brown hair and someone who has blonde hair can’t use the same color and expect the same results.
3.  Hairdressers are artists at the same time they’re chemists, they spend a year + and roughly $18k going to beauty school just to learn the makeup of hair.  They then spend the rest of their career perfecting it, and learning more and more about it.
Your hairdresser at Domani does roughly 150 hours of advanced education each year, staying up to date on technology, learning new trends and creating new trends.  I promise you, when you leave your locks of hair in our hands you will always leave with perfectly predictable results.  
Have you ever had a terrible experience with box color?  Tell us about it!  
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do you know that salesperson that drops off the ceiling or leaps from behind a large potted plant?

we don’t pay commission.

so often we are asked, “will my stylist get commission for that?”  the answer is no!  no they won’t!  you’re probably thinking, “how can this be?  how do they make money?”  if you’ve ever been a client at domani salon and spa, you’ve probably noticed a different vibe as soon as you walk in.  you’ll find more of us smiling here than you will at other places.  unlike many salons, you’ll notice team members helping each other in order to stay on schedule and deliver a better experience for you.  in fact, it’s not uncommon for you to receive services from one, two or even more people before you leave.  it’s all part of our purpose of making your day.  behold!  you are about to learn our secret to happiness!

are you ready?  here it is: we don’t pay commission.  not on service sales and not on product sales.  you know how you dread going to some places because as soon as you walk in the door, you have a salesperson drop off the ceiling or leap from behind a large potted plant?  we know the feeling too, and we don’t like it!  so we designed our system to be different and more enjoyable.  how?  you ask?  we compensate all of our staff by salary!  this means no matter what’s going on, whether they are booked or not, they are getting paid!

by compensating our staff on what’s known as a “team based” system, it allows us to function more efficiently and to allow more flexibility for our clients.  can’t get in with your favorite stylist or maybe you just want to try someone else?  go for it!  we don’t mind!  we actually encourage it!  the entire focus of our team is to ensure every guest’s day is being made.  this even comes down to products.  when our staff is recommending a product, it’s because they truly believe it’s the best product for you, not because they’re trying to make commission on the sale.  the same goes for services too!

so next time you feel like switching it up a little, just let us know!  after all, variety is the spice of life!




domani: ranked among the top 200 best salons in America:   2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012



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domani helps cut out domestic violence

On Sunday, October 21 a tragic event occurred at Azana Salon and Spa in Brookfield, WI. A man walked into the salon where his wife and daughter were working and began to shoot, changing the course of the lives of everyone in the salon. The aftermath was that 3 amazing people are dead, 4 other people were hospitalized and a salons tranquility was violated.

On Monday, November 12 and Tuesday, November 13th team domani and our guests set out to raise money for the victims and their families. We wore purple and talked to each guest to raise awareness of domestic violence. Over 100 salons are participating in a purple ribbon campaign to raise awareness of domestic violence and to collect donations for the Azana Victims fund! Technicians donated a percentage of their gratuities and collected donations for the Azana Salon Victims fund.

Owner, Tricia Voigt then matched the amount to donate! These victims families need all of us as a community right now, please consider stopping by domani for the rest of November and December as we continue to raise money for a Watertown local family that was dramatically effected by this tragic event.

Pictured left to right: Trina Justmann-Reichert, Kristina Ulm, Sarah Suhr, Rachel Junkel, Stephanie Checki, Alicia Multhalf, Tricia Voigt

photo courtesy of Watertown Daily Times.

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what can I do about color fadage?

Reasons why color fades:

  • porosity/condition of hair
  • in salon treatments
  • at home regimen

Porosity/Condition of hair: when is the last time you have taken the time to put back into your hair everything you took out?!?  What that means: everyday environment take nutrients, moisture and protein out of our hair.  The sun, the wind, our blow dryers, our hot tools…

No worries!  Keep reading on and I will tell you how to protect your hair from this happening!

Have you ever noticed your hair seems dull or possibly “frizzy”?  That’s because your hair is telling you it needs more LOVE!

In salon after and/or before color treatments:  depending on your situation, your hair, what you do to color your hair, etc.  There are many variables whether you are a candidate for a pre-color treatment or a post color treatment.  Talk to your stylist and they will tell you exactly which you should do.   Let me explain:

If you lighten your hair, you are going to do a post color treatment (in most cases).  After your stylist colors your hair, they will formulate a treatment for your hair.  Doing a treatment post color will leave your hair softer, shinier, healthier, more manageable!

If you are going darker with your hair color, you are a candidate for either post or pre-color treatments.  If you are doing a tint back (going back toward your natural color), your stylist is most likely going to get your hair “ready” and “prepped” by doing a pre-color treatment.  Your hair is probably lacking both moisture and protein from lightening your hair over time.  By doing a pre-color treatment, you are building your canvas back to “healthy,” which will allow your new color be more vibrant and longer lasting!

If you are going darker but your hair is overall relatively healthy:  you are a candidate for a post color treatment.  This will help lock your color in, leaving your hair softer, shinier and healthier!

Ok, so you’ve taken the time; you’ve spent the money…. Lets talk about what you’re doing to maintain or NOT maintain your color at home!

At home after color treatments:

The difference between professional and over the counter shampoos, conditioners and styling products:  The shampoo we wash with will either help your hair color life or ruin it!

I have had clients using over the counter shampoos and conditioners that cover their hair with wax to the point the hair wasn’t able to absorb nutrients effectively.  As a result, the hair became starved for moisture; the cuticle layer opened up and the color faded.  A lot of shampoos and conditioners contain salts and sulfates and will fade our hair color.  Professional color protecting shampoos and conditioners are just that: formulated to protect your hair color.  Domani carries two color protection lines:

Color Conserve from Aveda and UV+ from Alterna (clinically proven to retain color and brightness for 60 washes)

Don’t forget to use cool water when in the shower!  Not only is it great for your skin and pores, it’s great for your hair and your hair cuticle.  Cold hair helps close down your hair cuticle:  keeping the color locked in and keeping your hair smooth and shiny!

Thermal Protectant:

Heat styling + color treated hair = color fadage!  This doesn’t mean you can’t heat style… it just means use a thermal protectant BEFORE you heat style!

We have two favorites here at domani:

Aveda Damage control and Alterna Bamboo Anti-Breakage!

Spray in your hair after towel drying, apply all other wet styling products and dry as usual.

Who knew there was so much to protecting your hair and your hair color?   Thanks for staying to read, did you learn anything new? 



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join us for domani wellness LAUNCH


come learn what your body needs for weight-loss, fuel, wellness, etc.

join team domani for our wellness launch on: Friday, April 27    5pm-7pm

open house:  sample products, talk with AdvoCare coaches, talk with domani team members that are using AdvoCare supplements, and try our new Aveda stress fix line!

if you love AdvoCare as much as we do, when using their supplements , you can be entered to win $500.00 as part of a “biggest loser” challenge!








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Do you hit a slump in the afternoon & need a boost of energy?

The issue:

In today’s fast-paced environment, it doesn’t take much to cause your body and your mind to simply run out of steam.  When you’re low on energy, usually every aspect of your life suffers to some degree.  Low-energy levels are often precursors to poor weight management, increased mental and physical stress and much, much more!  Most of us don’t eat like we should or exercise enough- many times because we are too tired at the end of the day to dedicate 30 minutes or more to exercise.  Furthermore, we often look to popular choices like soda and coffee drinks as a quick source of energy, though they are often high in sugar and calories.  And even though they might provide us the quick boost of energy we’re looking for, it disappears just as quickly.

What we need is an energy drink that is quick to responding, long lasting and not full of sugar and calories.

The solution: AdvoCare Spark!

Key benefits:

  • enhances mental energy and focus
  • Provides support for long-lasting energy
  • Helps fight occasional drowsiness
  • 21 vitamins, minerals and nutrients
  • sugar-free and only 45 calories
  • Helps reduce free radicals

Background information on the product:

For a quick boost of energy: AdvoCare Spark contains an effective amount of caffeine to give you the quick boost you’re looking for.  Caffeine supports the processes in the central nervous system and muscles that enhance mental energy and focus in a relatively short amount of time.  The amino acid taurine helps provide fast-acting energy you need that won’t overstimulate or overburden your body.

For long-lasting energy: The B vitamins that are present in each serving of AdvoCare Spark enhance your body’s natural ability to produce and sustain its own energy, leading to long-lasting benefits.  Since your body looks to carbohydrates, protein and fat as its primary sources of energy, it makes sense to enhance the metabolism of each for optimal energy production.  B vitamins such as thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin B-12 and vitamin B-6 all specifically contribute to the conversion of the foods we eat and the calories we store for energy.

For mental focus and clarity: The neuroactive amino acids in AdvoCare Spark help increase your mental focus and alertness by supporting your brains ability to receive and send messages to and from the nervous system.  For example, L-tyrosine an amino acid found in dietary proteins, is believed to improve mental energy and focus by serving as a precursor for specific neurotransmitters.

Spark comes in the following flavors:

  • Mango-Strawberry
  • Pink Lemonade
  • Grape
  • Mandarin Orange
  • Fruit Punch
  • Cherry
  • Citrus

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what to do when you just don’t know what nail polish to pick! by: Lisa, nail technician

The other day I was attempting to pick out a pale lavender nail polish for my own collection.  An Easter-egg inspired hue, something I’ve read is very on trend right now.  I had 2 colors in my hand and was unsure which one I would LOVE more: one slightly deeper in shade, the other lighter almost as if it had more white pigment mixed in.  I as reminded how often in the nail room guests have difficulty committing to one polish color over another that they like.  To solve my dilemma, I went to the nail room, removed the existing polish from both my thumbs and gave each one a shade I was trying to choose between.  Would you believe that in doing that, I had found a WINNER!  The thing is: certain colors are more flattering against some skin tones, while others flatter another skin tone.  Where other times, it’s all just really what you love.

So next time you’re in a bind to pick out a color you’ll be staring at for the next few weeks, take time to just polish one nail on each hand!

pictured: opi new york city ballet colors coming to domani SOON!

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april replenishing package…. book yours today!!!!

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How to get rid of those nasty under eye dark circles

I suggest to always start with a clean palette.  Begin with washing your face, applying toner, eye creme and moisturizer.

Aveda’s Green Science Eye Creme can be used for multiple reasons:

  • Diminishing under eye circles
  • Protection from under eye circles

G.S. eye creme has caffeine as an ingredient to help control under eye water retention, aka ‘bags’.  Also, there has been much controversy in the media lately about retin-A being in skin care products to smooth and tighten.  All Aveda products do not include retin-A, so you it is safe to put on your eyelids, and all around your eyes.

Be sure to place the eye creme right beneath your eyes, not too far down using a light patting motion.  Another great way to use the G.S. eye creme is to place it in the refrigerator, so it will e cooling as well.  This will help with inflammation and will help sooth your skin.

Use twice daily at minimum.  Ideally morning and night.  With consistent use, this will combat under eye circles and water retention.

Secondly, use concealer lightly under eye.  When eye creme is put on first, this will help the concealer application to be more smooth.  To apply the concealer, a brush is preferable, so you are using a light touch.  When choosing a shade, if you can’t find an exact match, choose a shade darker so you don’t get a ‘glow’ around the eye.  You will then set the concealer with Aveda’s loose Translucent powder.

Following these directions daily will help achieve a flawless look and help with dark circles and water retention around the eyes.

If you have questions, you can schedule a complimentary skincare/make-up application Monday-Thursday with Tracy.  920-262-8333

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Aveda Green Science Firming Face Creme is BACK!!!!

Aveda Green Science Firming Face Creme is FINALLY back!!!!

We are now accepting pre-orders for this product.  We will be doing our first initial order on Monday, March 12.  Please contact the front desk team to place your pre-order before then!

If you place a pre-order will be extending our 10% off this product for you! 

Green Science Firming Face Creme:

Helps to improve visible skin firmness, moisturize and strengthen skin’s barrier function.

  • Lady’s thistle, organic argan oil and cactus formula helps to moisturize skin and smooth fine lines. Glucosamine, anti-oxidants and peptides help to improve visible skin firmness, moisturize, and strengthen skin’s barrier function.
  • Part of a 4-step system clinically proven to perform in 4 weeks. When used together with Lifting Serum, Firming Eye Creme and Line Minimizer, clinical results show 41% more lifted appearance; 37% reduction in appearance of lines and wrinkles.
  • One of 7 groundbreaking products honored with Gold-level Cradle to Cradle certification.
  • Organic argan oil*, one of the key ingredients in Aveda’s Green ScienceTM Skin Care, comes from the nut of the fruit of the argan tree, which grows in Morocco.

*Organic argan oil is in Green ScienceTM Lifting Serum, Firming Face Creme, Firming Eye Creme and professional-only Masque-AgeTM

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