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What's the difference between Permanent, Semi/Demi, Temporary, and Alternative Colors?

There are many types of color applications you can choose from when you go to a salon, Here they are:

Permanent hair color generally contains ammonia and must be mixed with a developer or oxidizing agent in order to permanently change hair color. Ammonia, in permanent hair color is used to open the cuticle layer so that the developer and color molecules together penetrate into the cortex. The developer or oxidizing agent, comes in various volumes. The higher the developer volume, the higher the lift will be of a person's natural hair pigment. Someone with dark hair wishing to achieve two or three shades lighter may need a higher developer, whereas someone with lighter hair wishing to achieve darker hair will not need a high developer. Timing may vary with permanent hair coloring but is typically 30 minutes or 45 minutes for those wishing to achieve maximum gray coverage.

  1. Permanent colors changes hair structure to make colors change
  2. Will cover grey completely
  3. Provides Full hair color coverage
  4. Lasts up to 8 week


Demi-permanents have several advantages as compared with permanent color. Because there is essentially no lifting (i.e., removal) of natural hair color, the final color is less uniform/homogeneous than a permanent and therefore more natural looking; they are gentler on hair and therefore safer, especially for damaged hair; and they wash out over time (typically 20 to 28 shampoos), so root regrowth is less noticeable and if a change of color is desired, it is easier to achieve. Demi-permanent hair colors are not permanent but the darker shades in particular may persist longer.


The final color of each strand of hair will depend on its original color and porosity, so there will be subtle variations in shade across the whole head. This gives a more natural result than the solid, all over color of a permanent color. However, it also means that gray or white hairs will not appear as the same shade as the rest of the hair. If there are only a few grey/white hairs, the effect will usually be enough for them to blend in, but as the gray spreads, there will come a point where it will not be disguised as well. In this case, the move to permanent color can sometimes be delayed by using the semi-permanent as a base and adding highlights. Semi-permanent color cannot lighten the hair.

  1. Can be used as a hair gloss to create shine
  2. Clear can be used to add shine
  3. Lasts up to 8 shampoos



The pigment molecules in temporary hair color are large and cannot penetrate the cuticle layer. The color particles remain adsorbed (closely adherent) to the hair shaft and are easily removed with a single shampooing. Temporary hair color can persist on hair that is excessively dry or damaged in a way that allows for migration of the pigment to the interior of the hair shaft.



The chemical formulae of alternative color dyes typically contain only tint and have no developer. This means that they will only create the bright color of the packet if they are applied to light blond hair. People with darker hair (medium brown to black) need to use a bleaching kit before tint application. Some people with fair hair may benefit from prior bleaching as well. Gold, yellow and orange undertones in hair that has not been lightened enough can adversely affect results, especially with pinks, blues and greens. Although some alternative colors are semi-permanent, such as blue and purple, it could take several months to fully wash the color from bleached or pre-lightened hair.

Alternative Color

Alternative Color

 When you come into the salon, be sure to ask your stylist about the different types of colors you may choose to do!


Some of this text was not written by myself! Here are the links to my sources:




Here's an experiment I did a week ago, showing you that box color doesn't always do what it says it will do. Since box color is a universal product it says it will work for everyone, but what it doesn't state is that everyone has different outcomes because everyone's hair is different. I do understand that some clients have gotten the exact same outcome of the lady on the box, but how did your hair feel afterwords?  I bet 8 times out of 10 your hair felt like straw or hay, especially after using the blonde.


Just do yourself a favor and stay away from the box color. Come to me and let me do what I am here to do for you. 

How much should I tip my Stylist?

So, What is your hairstylist worth?

So, What is your hairstylist worth?

I get this question as a hairstylist everyday and honestly, I believe you should tip your hairstylist what you believe that they are worth (No sugar coating the truth).

I don't worry about what my clients tip me. I care about these 3 things: 

  1. Is MY client happy with the service they requested?
  2. Does MY client feel like a million bucks walking out of the salon?
  3. Did MY client Pre-Book to come see me again in 6-8 weeks?

 I started doing hair because I love making people feel great about themselves, not because of the money. To me, It's a great feeling knowing that I made someone feel wonderful about themselves with a haircut/color. Focusing on customer service is also another big thing.
When my client is in my chair, I love to make them feel welcome, rather that be talking about the stresses going on in life, giving advice, etc... Just simply being that person who "Listens" to their client is, in my eyes, the best customer service a person could ever encounter. 

So while deciding to leave a tip next time your in the salon, Think of these 3 questions:

  1. Did my stylist do what I requested?
  2. Did my stylist listen to me?
  3. How did my stylist treat me during the service? 

When you have all your answers, THEN you choose what you believe is a good tip. 

What is Olaplex?

What is Olaplex?

    Olaplex is a bond multiplier containing a single active ingredient, Bis-Aminopropyl Diglycol Dimaleate. Olaplex works by finding single sulfur hydrogen bonds and cross linking them back together to form disulfide bonds before, during and after services. Disulfide bonds are broken via chemical, thermal, and mechanical processes.

Olaplex is free of silicone, sulfates, phthalates, DEA, aldehydes, and is against animal testing.

From the box:
Olaplex is not a magic wand. You can push the envelope and process further and lift higher, but you cannot take dark and damaged hair and make it platinum blonde and healthy-looking in 90 minutes.

In my eyes, Olaplex is a magical product! If your hair is compromised, it can be used as a "reset" button for your hair and by doing so allows you to rebuild the strength, structure, and integrity to the point where a color service would then be feasible once again on your hair.

Next time you go into the salon, ask your stylist to use olaplex before your service or with your color formula.

Next time you go into the salon, ask your stylist to use olaplex before your service or with your color formula.

Olaplex can also be used as a deep conditioning treatment. It smooths and seals the cuticle, which will greatly help the strength and integrity of the hair internally before the external layer is addressed.

What is the Olaplex NO.3 Hair Profector?
Number 1 and 2 are used at the salon, whereas number 3 is a take home product for the client. It has the same active ingredient as both the No. 1 and No. 2. It enables you to maintain strong, healthy in between services as it continues to link bonds within your hair.