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November 7, 2013

As we’ve approached fall and are headed directly into WINTER, there becomes a higher need to keep your skin and hair hydrated!

The Moroccan oil hair and body line does just that!  From treatment oils, shower gels, styling products to our VERY OWN deluxe MOROCCAN OIL PEDICURE SERVICE!

Anti-oxidant infused rich formulas create unbelievable results that work together to rebuild damaged, dry hair and create shine.

Here at domani, we have the privilege of carrying the complete line!  stop in to check out our salon exclusive products that will leave you wanting more!

 

-Krissy

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gel. shellac. gelish. axxium. call it what you want….

so often, our guests only visit us for manicures around special occasions.  when we ask WHY, they simply state that they can’t budget a manicure that only lasts a few days.  When we tell them about their possibilities and that a gel polish manicure can last 7-10+ days… their eyes light up like CHRISTMAS!

Why choose gel?

Nothing is worse than leaving the nail salon with tacky nails only to smudge it on the car door.  Gel polish is a uv cured polish that goes on the natural nail and is completely dry right away. It is guaranteed to last from 7-10 days and it leaves the nail feeling stronger which promotes growth.  The removal of gel is a little more involved starting with buffing off the topcoat and soaking in 100% pure acetone to ensure that the nail bed is not stripped.  For a longer lasting manicure, gel is the way to go!

 

Why choose regular polish?

If you are a frequent color changer, regular nail polish makes that possible.  With little effort it can be removed with nail polish remover.  Though it isn’t guaranteed to not chip, regular polish allows you to be more versatile and creative in keeping up with the latest trends.

 

As gel polish is becoming more common, companies are coming out with more and more colors!  with every nail collection OPI comes out with, they choose 6 of the most popular colors and turn it into gel polish!!!  Our color possibilities are becoming more fun each season!  Here at domani we carry two OPI brands of gel color: Axxium and Gel Color.  so, next time you’re thinking about a manicure…. think about trying something a little different… something that might hang around for just a bit longer!

 

courtesy of: Krissy

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FALL? REDS? haircolor?!?

with a new season closely approaching us, it’s time to start thinking about a new hair style!

what better color to go…..than RED!

 here at domani we use framesi color. One of framesi’s color lines:  framcolor 2001 is known for its longevity and capability of vibrant reds.  It gives us (as artists) the ability to create the most vibrant reds… to the richest, deepest auburns… to the most chocolaty warm color.  Your possibilities are endless because we can formulate this hair color line to create the perfect tone for YOU!

 Scared to go all the way RED?

Well, we can take you all the way to red or just add some pops of color blocking. Reds add a beautiful touch of depth to any hair color and will have you looking fall ready in no time!

 

courtesy of: stylist Sabrina
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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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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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