Have you been feeling like some of the color your stylist uses on you bother your scalp or cause a reaction? The most common cause of that is due to the harsh chemicals in the color. There is a solution for this!
You can use Ammonia Free color- Ammonia is a chemical compound that can cause the hair strands to break, making the hair very brittle especially if you tend to color your hair a lot. Ammonia free is far less damaging to the hair, along with organic or natural products.
You can also use PPD free color- PPD is a chemical found in temporary tattoos, printer ink and gasoline. (Scary right!?) It is what gives most women a chemical reaction when they get their hair done.
Here at Brooke Bauer Boutique we care about the integrity of your hair. With that being said we make sure that we use products that are both Ammonia free and PPD free, Kevin Murphy.
Kevin Murphy's color is honey based hair color with pomegranate and shea butter. It is formulated to be gentle on the hair and scalp, while exceeding your color expectations.
Full coverage of un-pigmented/grey hair
Wide Selection of fashion shades
High lifting colors
Now that your feeling a little better about knowing what kind of color is going onto your hair, Click the button below to get your color transformation started!
Simple things like regularly wearing your hair in a tight ponytail can cause tension damage and breakage around your hairline.
-Instead, try a looser ponytail or low bun!
Sleeping with wet hair can cause damage, breakage and fizziness due to friction.
-Instead try washing in the morning, or blowing out your hair before bed + use a silk pillowcase!
*Side note: If you have extensions, always remember to dry your hair post shower! The weight from the wet extension hair commonly causes breakage! Tools like blow dry brushes can make this 10x easier! We also love shower caps to keep our hair dry while showering in-between washes!
Heat is one of the top causes of damage to our hair. Whether you’re blow drying, curling or using a flat iron you should always use a lower setting AND using some type of heat protectant.
-Kevin.Murphy’s Heated.Defense + Shimmer.Me Blonde for extra protection!
Damage from over processing is common especially when trying to achieve a bright blonde. But we’re here to take the extra precautions to keep your hair healthy! Its very important to trust your stylist + trust the process! Nine times out of ten, when we see an inspiration picture that is blonde we will explain how blinding is a process and it may take a few sessions to achieve. This is because we don’t want to push your hair into something it can’t handle and cause breakage!
-Using salon grade products
-Doing a hair masque/treatment once a week
-Creating a hair plan to map out when you can achieve your end goal while still maintaining healthy hair
What new trends are we seeing for 2021?
Big beachy waves have been in for quite a few years now. They are actually starting to fade out! Now we’re seeing a lot of big bouncy hair! Remember Jennifer Aniston from friends? This is the hair I’m talking about. It looks like we’re bringing it back to the 1990s again! Her iconic big hair blowouts are where this years taking us!
To achieve this look we’re using less heat! Replacing that hot tool with a nice big roller set and letting it sit!
Another style trend we are seeing this year is the high pony with the two pieces of hair coming down in the front. Who ever thought this trend would be back in? Easy Peasy.
Last trend that we see thriving is the crimped hair! This look is extremely easy to create.
1. Use a flat iron to get those crimped waves.
2. Crimper hot tool, they now come in so many different sizes.
3. BRAID YOUR HAIR BEFORE BED!
Our team leader @the.bbb.team_brooke shows us how to achieve the 90ss blow out and the flat iron crimped hair tutorials below.
Comment below what kind of trends you think will pop up for the upcoming summer!
Are you feeling guilty about going from blonde to brunette?
Well, don't! That is the beauty of having your forever stylist! We are here to make you happy with whatever shade you want your hair to be. If you think about it, even stylists don't have the same hair color each time you see them, because it's fun to change your hair up!
Brunettes are actually coming back with a vengeance this year!
If you're a bit nervous about the transition a dimensional balayage or some low lights would be a good starting point.
If you're unsure about this transformation you can add a semi permanent and if you like it we can go over that color with a permanent color.
Lets talk dimensional Balayage.
With a dimensional balayage you aren't diving right into an all over brunette just yet. A dimensional balayage means adding dimension with a contrast of darker shades, lighter shades, or highlights.
Low lights add natural looking volume along with some darker pieces to your hair by creating shadows and depth all over.
As far as repigmenting to go back to brunette, that is something called filling the hair with a tint of undertone that was removed in the process of going lighter. It's like painting you want to put those warmer undertones back in there so your hair doesn't turn muddy, grey or even greenish.
Your dark shade is achievable and you should not feel ashamed about wanting to live your brunette dream! Talk to your stylist and boost that confidence! Blondes may have fun but brunettes are still just as fun if not more.
Hourly pricing is a new and more clear payment method being used in more salons today. Most salons offer a la-cart pricing. This method can be confusing and leaving the client in shock by the end of their service.
First, let's go over the difference between a la-cart and hourly pricing. At Brooke Bauer Boutique, we offer hourly pricing. The price of our services depend on time. Stylists vary in skill level and price range. Hourly rates vary from $50/hour to $200/hour. This hourly rate is a flat rate so you know exactly what you're investing in every time you book a reservation. With a la-cart pricing, there are add on services, extra charges, along with a tip.
For example, you book a reservation with hourly pricing. Your reservation is set for 4 hours and the stylist you went to charges $100/hour. Your total investment is $400 flat, no tip needed and all of your hair needs are met during your reservation. Now, let's say you booked at a salon with a la-cart pricing. You were quoted $250 for a balayage and haircut. However, your balayage is $100, your toner is $60, your hair treatment is $40, your haircut is $40, your blowout is $60, and your curls are $10. You are now paying $310. If you are a person who tips, let's say 20%, your grand total is $372. That is a $60 difference, this is called sticker shock.
Pricing options are not usually looked at in depth by the guest, so this sticker shock issue raises questions about hourly pricing from guests. These questions should not be left unanswered, so as a stylist here are 6 commonly asked questions about hourly pricing?
Hourly pricing is simple. It is a flat rate based on time. For example, you go to book a reservation online. Your stylist charges $100/hour. This price includes lightening, color services, haircut, personalized shampoo and hair treatment, and a blowout+style. Your reservation will take 4 hours. Your total investment comes to $400. There are no add ons and no added tips/gratuity.
No, with hourly pricing gratuity is not accepted. We feel that when a stylist charges hourly, the time and services are paid for and there is no need for a tip. Due to hourly pricing being based on time, your reservation is 100% one on one with you and your stylist so all of your hair needs are met.
At Brooke Bauer Boutique, we feel that services should be paid for by time, not by product. It is a more clear way to set up reservation time and there are no crazy price jumps by the end of your service.
At Brooke Bauer Boutique, we offer a variety of services. Blonding, fashion shades, color touch ups, brunettes, red heads, and hair extensions. We offer services to all hair types and you can book with any stylist depending on your budget. Stylist's prices range from $50/hour to $200/hour.
5. Is added time considered an added on service?
Not necessarily. Let's say you book your reservation for 2 hours at $100/hour. You end up being at the Boutique for 2 hours and 15 minutes, your investment goes from $200 to $215. This all depends if hair treatments or added services such as a haircut is needed.
Luckily, every stylist has a different hourly rate. This is commonly seen when stylist's have a price increase. Instead of paying $70/hour you're now paying $100/hour and this can interfere with your budget. If this happens, just ask your stylist what they can do and we will find a way to fit into your budget.
I hope this blog helped you get a better understanding of hourly pricing. This new method is clear and simple to follow. Booking a hair reservation has never been this easy!
When looking for the Perfect stylist it might be hard to know what you are looking for to fit your style or type of hair. Truth is there is no such thing as a PERFECT stylist but, there is such a thing as the perfect stylist for you. The BBB team has put together a stylist quiz that helps us better understand your hair type and what you are looking for in a stylist. Here are some of our talented stylists below.
OUR OWNER BROOKE
Brooke has a substantial amount of experience in all hair types and textures. Her specialties are blonding, color corrections and hair extensions. Her passion to educate herself and her team shows through her skills behind the chair. When you sit in Brooke’s chair, you can expect an efficient and thorough service. Brooke believes in welcoming everyone with a comfortable, calm vibe and is always eager to accept new guests and teach new stylists.
Alyssa specializes in fine hair and blonding. She loves educating her guests while they’re in her chair and teaching them new tips and tricks they can use at home. She also loves taking on new challenges and is constantly striving for her guests to fall in love with their hair.
Rita's specialties are blonding and hair extensions. Her goal is to make everyone feel beautiful and confident. You can expect a thorough consultation and luxury experience when you sit in Rita’s chair. She has a strong passion for each guest leaving confident in their new look.
Emma specializes in blonding, balayage and lived in color. She is also certified in our Grace Hand-Tied Hair Extension method. Emma loves to chat and get to know each and every one of her guests while creating an authentic and genuine experience. She always strives to make sure all of her guests leave feeling confident and beautiful.
Natalia is eager to give you a unique hair experience. Her specialties and passions are blonding and fashion colors. When you sit in Natalia’s chair, your experience goes beyond the service itself. She ensures her guests’ feel beautiful and empowered while also enjoying a relaxing, yet fun environment. If you are looking to switch up your hair, Natalia would love to be the stylist for you.
Heidi is a licensed skin esthetician who prides herself on encouraging others to implement healthy skin care regimens while educating guests on the benefits of choosing the right products and processes. She enjoys not only assisting in making others shine, but more importantly, feeling good about themselves and encouraging confidence and self assurance. When not applying skin care, make up or eyelash extensions, Heidi can be found hiking with her dog or working in her herb garden. She is also currently in beauty school and on her way to becoming a certified Cosmetologist.
Jessica specializes in darkening, brunettes, red heads and fashion shades. She saves the blondes for the rest of #thebbbteam. Jessica is extremely warm to be around and you will feel nothing but love being in her chair. If you are looking for a stylist who really takes time to give your hair the TLC it deserves come see Jessica.
Marcella recently graduated Cosmetology school and is eager to begin her career. She aspires to not only make women feel beautiful on the outside, but on the inside, too. She specializes in balayage and has a passion for hair extensions. If you’re interested in helping Marcella grow her experience behind the chair, she would love to have you!
Sandra graduates cosmetology school this year and is currently interning with us at Brooke Bauer Boutique. She is a mom of three, and a licensed esthetician. She wants to specialize in balayage, blonding, and hair extensions. Sandra is eager to have you in her chair!
Dimitra is graduating cosmetology school soon and is extremely eager to begin her career. She has a passion for balayage, blonding, and fashion shades. Her goal has always been to empower women and help them feel beautiful not only in the salon, but outside as well. When you sit in Dimitra`s chair you will feel just that, empowered and beautiful. Most importantly you will come out feeling more confident than ever!
Liv is newly graduated from beauty school. She is 20 years old and is interning with us at Brooke Bauer Boutique. She loves blonding, color corrections, brunettes, redheads, cutting, and styling. In her free time she walks her grandmas dog Lucy. She also enjoys watching documentaries writing poetry, taking walks and watching nature. She can't wait to have you in her chair!
Hey Boutique Babes! Alyssa here to talk about what types of extensions are safe for baby fine hair...
Halo extensions are 100% safe for all hair types, but especially for fine hair! This is mainly because halo extensions don't attach to your hair at all. In fact, they sit on top of your hair. See-- a halo extension is a thicker weft of hair on an adjustable clear string so the hair just rests on your hair. These are super awesome if you're not sure about the commitment of extensions as well! These will do absolutely no damage and are made to be taken out at the end of each day.
Hand Tied Extensions
As many of you know, Brooke Bauer Boutique rebranded last year as a salon + extension loft. As a whole, our extension specialty is hand tied. Hand tied extensions are extremely versatile and good for many different hair types including fine hair! As someone who has very fine hair, I know first hand how scary it can be getting extensions. There’s so many questions like “will they be too heavy?” “will they look fake?” “will they damage my hair?” But I'm here to put all these questions to rest.
Will they be too heavy?
Your stylist is trained in being able to tell how many wefts your hair is able to handle. Another thing to remember is to not leave your hair wet after washing your extensions. Wet hair is always heavier then dry hair so always remember to blow dry right away! Move ups are typically between 6-8 weeks, sometimes as your hair grows out the extensions can cause a bit of tension. It's completely normal because like I said-- your hair is growing so naturally your extensions are shifting downward as well. I recommend mini move ups for my fine haired friends. This way at the 4 week mark you can get them moved up nice and snug and they won't have the potential to feel heavy!
Will they look fake?
I'm sure this is something many of you are nervous about. Going from fine to full can feel drastic but I promise you between custom coloring + custom cutting it will look like you were born with this hair!
Will they damage my hair?
As long as you are going to a trained professional and doing your part at home you wont experience any damage!
XO -your fine hair specialist
Achieving the perfect blonde can be a challenge. It takes patience, an educated stylist, and the perfect formulation.
Achieving the perfect blonde tone starts with a thorough consultation! Understanding your hair goal is the most important part. Asking questions like
“What do you like most about this picture?”
This question is going to tell us specifically what you like about the color in the picture, and what you are seeing.
“Do you see dimension through the ends, or is it solid blonde”
Asking this questions is a must because it will help us to understand how much blonde you want to see through the ends of her hair.
“Do you like to wear your hair up?”
When planning for the perfect blonde it’s important I ask you how you like to style your hair. If you wear their hair up often, foiling the hair line is a great way to brighten up your hair right around their face to give it an extra pop of blonde detail.
“What tones do you see in this picture?”
This is an essential question to ask when you are a blonding guest. This will help us formulate down the road. Do you like icy tones? If so, is it a grey tone or a purple tone? Do you like the bright white look? If so, is it warm toned or cool toned? Asking what tones you are seeing in your inspiration picture is key to achieving the perfect blonde.
After the lightening application, we will be sure to let it process for the full time. This will help to get the most lift out of the product.
At the bowl, after the lightener has processed for the full time and you have been shampooed out. I like to take a towel and towel dry the hair so I can get a good look at how the hair lifted. I am already asking myself the same questions.
What level is she? What are the undertones in your hair? What is her goal?
After assessing the hair it’s time for formulate for the perfect toned blonde.
Keeping your goals in mind and the undertones of your raw lift, formulating becomes easy. I like to start by making sure I’m formulating to cancel out any unwanted tones.
For example if you want to be a cool toned, Icy blonde and there are warm undertones in the hair you first have to cancel out the unwanted tones before being able to achieve the goal. This can be done by pre toning.
Other key tips for achieving the perfect blonde, is to let the glaze/ toner sit on for the full time. This will help with the longevity of the color, which is what every blonde wants.
Achieving the perfect blonde can be difficult but with a thorough consultation everything becomes easy and breezy.
Valentines Day is about showing love, whether
that be to yourself, your friends or to your
significant other. Here are some ways to show
love the Brooke Bauer Boutique way.
Also, our stylist Liv is offering complimentary blowouts for the month of February.
Text 708-580-1430 to book!
Stop in for a gift card, blow out, or even suggestions on what products to buy that special someone.
Hey Boutique Babes! Welcome to the Brooke Bauer Boutique blog. We will cover everything from hairstyles and skincare to popular hair trends & lots more! XO, Brooke