Sunday, June 28, 2015

Color Correction by Sovay @ Salon Sovay in Austin, Texas

After color correction visit; back profile
After color correction; side profile
BEFORE color correction; back profile
BEOFRE color correction; side profile

My client came in with a color/highlight gone bad.  Her hair was very fine and it's integrity was vulnerable to say the least.  She wanted me to make it prettier.  When asked to define what "prettier" meant she said she wanted the following things:

1) less orange/yellow tone
2) less visible roots/line of demarcation
3) not so white blonde on the ends
4) and overall "surfer" blonde where she had more dimension (depth of color at base transitioning to highlights at the bottom).

These were all reasonable expectations, however, we had the severe damaged state of her hair to consider when implementing change to her hair color.  I took the following steps to "color correct" her hair and let her know we would tweak the subsequent color corrections in increments of 2 months so her hair could rest and repair in between visits.  I also let her know my favorite inexpensive deep conditioning hair remedy to perform at least once a week in between our visits.  Here are the color corrrection action steps taken:

1) apply gloss treatment in 9NB (neutral tone) all over to entire head of hair...this would darken the ends and add some tone neutrality all over and seal her cuticle which would also make it look healthier
2) apply baby fine highlights to mohawk section (horizontal placement) and just one highlight on each of her sides (diagonal placement).  Her sides could only take one highlight packet a piece because the hair here was so damaged.
3) bumped her base coat up a half level to give a slightly lighter base at the roots in between the foils packets

See pictures for before and after.  This is a work in progress but I told her I promised I would make it look healthier and prettier in just one visit.  We did NOT cut any of her hair off as she would like to retain her length.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Victoria Secret Blowout Tutorial Video at Salon Sovay!

Check out our first tutorial on how to achieve a classic salon blowout at home! We will be uploading a new "how to" video once a month to help our community look their best ~ Sovay @ Salon Sovay

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Salon Sovay stylist, Sovay Reeder, creates a fun new look for her client this weekend...just in time for summer and her new job!

We had a fun time transforming my client's look which began with color.  This was the first time I met her (and her hair).  She had about 1 1/2 inches of new growth we had to address first.

Step 1 - color:
I lifted her base with 10 Volume developer and 8.1 Pravana color and then applied 9BV/8N PM Shine to her entire base to get more overall depth to her existing blonde...her baseline color was simply too yellow and brassy.

Step 2 - color:
I applied highlights with 5 Volume Developer/Lightener and lowlights with 7N PM Shine throughout top and sides of head (commonly referred to as a "partial")

Step 3 - Hot Heads Extensions
We used Hot Heads Extensions length 18-20 inch number 27 and number  8, 1:1 ratio for highlight, lowlight effect

Step 4 - Styling
We cut the extensions to create a face frame effect and cut her bangs to frame her face optimally.  We also created light layering and texturizing to the extensions for blending purposes.  A curling iron ( 1 1/2 inch) was used to add bounce and light curl to her extensions.  Voila...done :)

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Salon Sovay stylist, Kate Spoleti, creates soft highlights using balayage applcation.

Balayage is a French colouring technique that was developed in the 1970s. It’s a freehand technique where the color is applied by hand rather than using the traditional foiling or cap highlighting techniques.

Balayage can be used in even the shortest pixie crop however the best results is in hair below the shoulders.

The fact it’s so low maintenance is a bonus! People want to look fashionable and feel good about their appearance but in this day and age we don't all have the time to be in the salon every few weeks for a touch up.
— at Salon Sovay.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Hot Heads Extensions with stylist, Sovay Reeder, at Salon Sovay

In honor of upcoming Valentine's Day, I have carefully placed a nice heart on my client's face to keep her anonymous so we can focus on the hair extensions.  My client previously came in with Great Lengths extensions and left my salon with Hot Heads extensions! 

Color ~ put 40Volume on her new growth...put hl packets in around her face and mohawk section...put lowlights with 7N PM Shine...followed with 9NB PM Shine all over her hair and in between foils.

Extensions ~ 18 - 20 inch 40 piece pack AND  Mini Pack Ultimate 14 - 16 inch

Eyelash Perm and Eyelash Tint with Sovay Reeder @ Salon Sovay

Oftentimes I'm asked if you can perm or tint shorter eyelashes and will it really make a difference. I think so. This client has very fine, modest lashes and they're really optimally enhanced with an eyelash tint and eyelash perm.  Just because your lashes may not be the strongest facial feature you have does NOT mean it should be ignored.  All lashes are equal here...I treat them all the same...and strive to get them to their personal "10".

Sovay Reeder @ Salon Sovay