Monday, December 28, 2015

Ecaille Color Technique The major buzz in hair coloring this season

Ecaille has been buzzing in the haircolor world as of late, and it's not hard to see why.

The rich color technique features warm, golden highlights with rich caramel tones and deep mochas—the result resembles the colors in a tortoiseshell, which is what the word ecaille is French for.

Bold, bright and unnatural colors are starting to decrease in popularity as more natural hues resurface. The color has been worn by Blake Lively, Jessica Alba, Chrissy Teigen and Khloe Kardashian, among others.

"This is a technique that really has to be customized for each specific client, and that includes the formulas as well as the placement pattern," Madame Claude says. "The accent pieces and punctuation of light are crucial to making this tortoiseshell effect flattering."

What are Baby Lights hair color?

Well, just the latest in hair coloring trends

The latest in hair coloring  that’s taking the beauty industry by storm and it’s called “babylights.

The term “Baby Lights” can be added to the current list of highlighting techniques such as  splashlights, balayage, ombre and sombre, but this one differs dramatically from the rest.

Babylights are delicate highlights created using a very fine hair color technique to mimic the subtle, dimensional hair color seen on children’s hair AKA Natural hair. This creates hair  color that looks fresh and natural. The result is subtle but beautiful.

 “The application process is very similar to highlights, the difference is the amount of hair in each foil and the separation between. For babylights, you use just a little bit of hair and create small separations between foils so the highlights blend with the base color.

Babylights are low-maintenance: Just like the ombre hair color trend, babylights are low-maintenance. Since the highlights are so fine, as the hair grows out the overall style looks softer, more subtle, and there is no heavy line of demarcation.

Babylights can be applied to any hair color or hair type: “The process can be done in any shade to match any skin tone. While the effects on blondes are fabulous, brunettes and redheads can have fun with highlighting and babylighting as well.”

The service itself may take a bit more time than traditional highlighting.  The technique requires separating hair into itsy-bitsy sections, then applying hair color to small groups of strands for more than an hour. But it is well worth it for the amazing results.

Sunday, December 27, 2015

The 9 Hottest Hair Trends of 2015 from Claude Thomas Salon and Spa

The 9 Hottest Hair Trends of 2015

2015 was a HUGE year for our clients and their #hairgoals. From granny gray to glitter roots to the perfect shadow root—social media was blowin' up with all sorts of hot trends. Here at Claude Thomas, we believe in keeping our fingers firmly on the pulse, so you know exactly what's fresh the moment it happens. And it's over yet! Before ringing in the New Year, here's a recap of 2015's best of the best in trends.

    Granny Grey Hair

   Sand Art hair color

 Shadow/Rooted Blondes

    Fluid hair-painting “Balayage”


  Rose Gold hair color

    The Wob

   Glitter hair/beards