Tips for Scheduling your Color Appointment

st15_1840_r4_cropWith all the new hair color techniques, like ombre’ and sombre’, it can be complicated for our receptionists to know the best way to schedule your service. Here are some tips for scheduling your color appointment:

  1. Know your ultimate hair color goal.
    Do you want to cover gray? Brighten up your color? Try on a new technique? The more you can tell us about your vision for what you want to achieve, the better job we can do in making your dream a reality.  Do you want a  color weave with foils, an all over color or a specialized color like ombre’ or sombre’?
  1. Bring us a picture.
    The old saying, “A picture is worth a thousand words” holds true when it comes to getting the color you want. It’s hard to describe color! We love it when people bring us pictures so we can see what you’re thinking. Feel free to bring in more than one picture too. Sometimes there are different elements
    you’ll like from several pictures.
  1. Let us know how long it’s been since you last hair color.
    We need to know how long it’s been since your last color and how long your roots are to decide on the best way to give you the look you want.  We may need to schedule extra time to blend the difference between your natural color that’s growing out and the last color you had applied.
  1. Let us know how much hair you have.
    To know how much time to schedule for your appointment we need to know how long and thick your hair is. Is your hair above or below your shoulders? Have people told you all your life that you have enough hair for two or three people? We need to know this so we can reserve the perfect amount of time for you. Nothing stresses stylists out more than running behind because they didn’t have enough time scheduled. They hate to make people wait as much as people hate waiting!
  1. Tell us if you have a box color on your hair.
    The color you buy in the grocery store and apply yourself is a tempting way to get by between appointments. The concern is many box colors have chemicals, like metallic salts, that react with professional color products and may cause damage to the hair and scalp. If you have box color on your hair, fess up and let us know so we can take precautions. We promise we won’t judge you.
  1. Come in for a consultation.
    Just like doctors can’t diagnose illnesses over the phone, we can’t tell you what we’re able to do with your color until we see your hair. This is especially true with corrective color. We can give you best idea of how we can achieve your vision, how much time it will take and how much the charge will be by consulting with you in person. Live too far away or have too much going on to make it into the salon for a consultation? Give us a call at 316-267-8000 and we’ll tell you how to text or email a selfie to us. Our team will check it out and give you a call to make recommendations.

Still Time for Last Minute Specials!

StormiAfter (683x1024)Still wrapping up your Christmas shopping? We can help you give gifts of joy with Aveda gift packages and build-your-own packages, gifts of warmth with Votivo candles and the gift of glam with a Planet Hair gift certificate.

We’re open from 9 am until 3 pm on Christmas Eve.

Last minute specials:

Mention this post and get 20% off Aveda products.
(Except Aveda gift sets, since they’re already discounted)

Give the Gift of Glam and get a bonus $10 gift certificate to use in 2015 when you purchase a $50 gift certificate.

Wishing you and yours a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year!

Finished With Your Shopping?

Our Open House Party is today and Saturday, December 12 and 13! We have lots of special offers, free mini services, and all kinds of goodies! Read more about it here.

Here are some last minute gift ideas from Planet Hair:

  • Give the gift of glam with a Planet Hair gift certificate. Available for any service or amount, gift cards are always the perfect fit. At our party on December 12 and 13 only, you can get a bonus $10 gift certificate when you purchase a gift certificate of $50 or more.
  •  Give the gift of happiness to everyone on your gift list with Aveda gift sets. Whether they’re a gift for you or someone else, these gift sets are specially priced and beautifully packaged in paper handmade in Nepal.
  • Clear the air with awesome environmental fragrances. Check out our new Votivo holiday candles.

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Our elves will be on hand to help you with your last minute shopping or call us at 316-267-8000. Merry Christmas!

Defining Color Terms

Have you noticed that there are a lot of new names for ways to color your hair, like Balayage, Ombre, Sombre? What does it all mean? Our education director and expert colorist, Hannah Brockman, has the answers:

Balayage (bah-lee-AHZGE)

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From the French word, meaning “to sweep or paint,” color is applied to the hair with a freehand technique, painting on color to create soft highlights. This technique creates a natural sun-kissed look with less noticeable regrowth lines, making the color easy to maintain. Balayage is perfect for all hair types and lengths.

Ombre’ (äm’brā’)

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Another French word, meaning “to shade,” this technique blends color or tones in a soft transition from dark to light. Usually, darker tones are applied closer to the root of the hair, with the color gradually lightening as it moves towards the end of the strand.  Reverse ombre’ is just the opposite, keeping lightness around the face with the tone becoming darker at the ends.  Ombre’ works best on longer hair lengths.

Sombre (säm’brā’)

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What many are calling the next big trend in color, this technique takes ombre’ softer for a subtle blended graduation and a more natural look. Also called color melting, lighter pieces are taken up higher on the hair, especially around the face, with ribbons of color running through the lower lengths to enhance natural texture and layering in the cut. Still best on longer lengths of hair, the sombre technique is perfect for blondes and brunettes who want a softer transition into color.

Want to know which of these techniques will look the best on you? Our color consultations are always complimentary! So stop by or call us at 316-267-8000 to reserve a little time and talk to our expert stylists about updating your color.

 

Festive Savings at our Open House December 12 and 13!

Open House at Planet Hair

Celebrate the holidays in style at our Open House Party!

Friday, December 12 and Saturday, December 13
From 9 am until 6 pm

  • Get free mini services, like a makeup touchup and rejuvenating hand treatments
  • Enjoy delicious refreshments and celebratory beverages
  •  Enter our drawing to win an Aveda Damage Remedy gift basket with every gift card purchase. ($180 value)
  • Nurture everyone on your list and save money with Aveda’s specially priced gift packages
  • Give the Gift of Glam and receive a $10 gift card when you purchase a gift card of $50 or more (available this weekend only)
  • And lots of other fun surprises!

Extra bonus: Mention this post and get 20 percent off Aveda products at our Open House Celebration! (Aveda Gift Sets are excluded since they’re already discounted.)

Shop Small!

Join us Saturday, November 29 for Small Business Saturday! Learn more about #shopsmall at the Small Business Saturday website and take the pledge that you’ll support your neighborhood by shopping with local businesses that day.

To celebrate we’re giving 20% off the purchase of three or more Aveda travel size products. Come join the party!

 

Gift Certificates available at planethairusa.com!

Gift certificates available at planethairusa.comLooking for a great gift, but no time to shop? With all the festivities it’s hard to find time for shopping! Customized hair styles like cuts, color and hair extensions, relaxing nail services and Aveda hair, skin, body products and makeup are always a perfect fit!

You can buy a Planet Hair gift certificate night or day in a few minutes on our website. Just scroll down the front page of our website to the “Buy a Gift Card” link. Select the amount and pay with your credit card, debit card or PayPal account. Include the shipping address at checkout and we’ll put it in the mail to you or the lucky person getting the gift!

Now through December 24, 2014 – Gift Certificate Bonus!
Receive an Aveda gift with any gift certificate purchase and enter our drawing to win an Aveda Damage Remedy gift basket, a $180 value!