Monday, December 27, 2010

Highlights in Austin

Here is a client of mine who has made quite a color transformation. I believe this was our first meeting with one another. She wanted to go from her natural light brown to a beautiful blonde. I lifted her overall base color and put in varying shades of blonde and brown giving her depth and dimension. Years later we took her from brown to red and then platinum blonde for a Texas Pageant Competition. ~ Sovay Reeder @ Salon Sovay

p.s. We also did a long layered cut keeping it somewhat low maintenance since she was a student at the time and wanted a ponytail friendly cut.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Eyelash Perm and Tint

Here is another clients before and after photos (it's my sister, actually). I am a huge fan of the lash tint. This is just another example of what a difference it makes in a woman's face (and men for that matter but application is a bit different for them...should leave tips of their lashes "untinted" for a very natural look). Now on this before and after, I did give her lashes a big boost with a lash perm and topped it off with a lash tint for the final home run. Love eyes and lashes. They're the windows to your soul...definitely worth optimizing! ~ Sovay Reeder @ Salon Sovay

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Perm in Austin

I'm a huge fan of perms. It seems no one knows they are still around and available (so yesterday) but I really love them. I have seen drastic changes in a person's appearance after adding some bend and body to the hair that frames their face. I recently did a couple of perms in the last two weeks and was able to receive "after" shots from one of my clients (see photo/red hair). I am also posting a "during" shot of the other client just to give you guys a look at this tedious but rewarding process taking place. ~ Sovay Reeder @ Salon Sovay

Monday, December 13, 2010

Eyelash Tint

I'm a huge advocate for eyelash tinting. I absolutely love it for these reasons: requires no maintenance, frames the eyes and makes them appear bigger and brighter, it's inexpensive relative to the incredible aesthetic return. Here are some before and after pictures which illustrates the beauty and power of the eyelash tint. ~ Sovay Reeder 

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Best Corrective Color

I searched and searched for photos of clients and went all the way back to 2005/2006 when I was going to Paul Mitchell Academy for cosmotology school and this particular client actually changed my career path. At the time, I was only interested in obtaining my license to do volunteer work on weekends (women at shelters). This client had received highlights with another student and it was the client's birthday and the color came out a bit orange. We colorists like to call it "warm"...sounds better. Anyway, the client looked so sad and had huge tears coming down her face. I saw her out of my peripheral vision but didn't want her to know that I noticed her hair...didn't want her to feel awkward, etc. Anyway, she kept crying and I finally walked up to her and told her I would "enhance the color a bit" for her birthday. She came in the following morning and we squeezed her in before my 9am client and she was so happy after we finished. I finally felt like I was making a difference...just a small someone's life. Selling pharmaceuticals (my career and full time job at the time) was financially rewarding but I never really felt like I made that much difference...I never got to see someone smile so bright like that. Anyway, fast forward to present...I decided I would do color and cuts full time instead of just volunteering my hair efforts. This client changed my career path. We still keep in touch. She works for the licensing board overseeing cosmotologists...whewww...thank goodness she liked my work.
- Sovay Reeder @ Salon Sovay

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Hello Austin

Welcome to the first official entry of Salon Sovay!  I am hoping we can regularly post any announcements here and before/after shots of our work for your viewing pleasure!  Still learning about this blog so please be patient ...we'll be back soon:)