Haircare Tips

: Embrace Your Natural Texture

Blow dryers, curling irons, flat irons, and all the other high-heat hair tools we use to change our natural hair texture can cause damage. This can be especially true in the winter season, your hair is usually drier and more fragile. Whenever you can, air-dry your hair and avoid styling with hot tools.

How many of you LOVE LOVE LOVE Pinterest?

I know I do! Having images of EVERY hairstyle you can imagine right at your fingertips definitely makes a hairstylist’s job much more simple! When my guest tells me she is ready for a change I’ll be the first to say, “let’s look at some pictures,” then pull up my Pinterest account.

But even the best tools have a downside. Anyone, and I mean anyone, can post to the Internet which means that not all of the information is 100% accurate.

So many of my guests come to me with the same questions. What is Balayage? Is it better than foiling? They ask these questions with uncertainty because the Internet has been unclear with these terms and what they mean. Today, I would like to take a minute to clarify this for you all…

Let’s talk about Balayage!

Balayage is a French word that means “sweeping”. Essentially what we do with balayage is free hand painting on the hair. We lightly sweep color onto the surface of carefully chosen sections. A master colorist is able to look at a haircut and see exactly where the color needs to live, and then color only that hair. Balayage, when done correctly, creates a very soft transition from natural to colored hair. Typically, the Balayage technique leaves depth at the base and has tons of dimension.
One misconception about Balayage is that it is synonymous with the term Ombre. This is not the case. The Balayage technique is often used to create an Ombre, however, the Ombre is more descriptive of the finished style while Balayage describes how the Ombre was created. Balayage technique can be used for overall lightening of the hair similar to how we use foils for highlighting as well.

So what is the difference between Balayage and foil highlighting? Good question!
While both techniques can be used to create dimension in the hair, there are many major differences between the two. For starters, with Balayage the color lives only on the surface of the hair, creating the illusion of depth without a starting or ending point. Foil highlights, on the other hand, live throughout the hair using multiple colors (high, low and mid-lights) to create dimension. When we put the the hair in foils, all of the color starts at the same point, right at the base, for a visible starting point.
So which technique is best for you? If you like a softer look with more depth you may consider Balayage, but If you want to be blonde throughout with maybe just a little dimension… foils are the way to go!




  1. a technique for highlighting the hair in which the dye is painted on in such a way as to create a graduated, natural-looking effect.

“she specializes in balayage, color corrections, restyles, and extensions”

Trick to make fuller ponytail…

Make your ponytail look fuller by using the hair clip trick.

  • Pull your hair into a ponytail at the back of the crown of your head and secure it with a hair tie.
  • Separate it into two sections (top and bottom), and with a small-to-medium sized claw hair clip, clip hair at the base of the ponytail, underneath the top section.
  • Place the top section of hair over the clip and spray a bit of dry shampoo to get a fuller texture .

Rehydrate at Home…

Soften dry hair:

  • Apply an olive oil mask.
  • Heat a half cup olive oil (don’t boil it), and then liberally apply to your hair.
  • Cover your hair with a plastic grocery bag, then wrap it in a towel.
  • Let it set for 45 minutes, then shampoo and thoroughly rinse.

Tips to hide roots between appointments…

  • Try a messy side part…a straight part will enhance root visibility
  • Use a dry shampoo

Say goodbye to eyeliner…

The new makeup trend for 2017 is less is better. Some may argue but heavy liquid eyeliner is becoming a thing of the past. You will see more softer eye looks with just eye shadow and mascara. Some looks will be smudge light eye shadow at eye area.

Best Smoothing System Home Care Products:

  1. Brazilian Blowout Anti-Frizz Shampoo
  2. Brazilian Blowout Deep Conditioning Hair Masque
  3. Brazilian Blowout Smoothing Serum then blowdry hair and style as usual.

Tips to help prevent hair breakage

1. Necessary trims. Keep you hair trim an inch to half inch every 6 to 8 weeks.
2. Use Professional home care products. The salon choice is Framesi home care products.
3. Protect from wool scarves and jackets. Wool causes breakage due to friction.

Tips to create volume in fine hair

I recommend Framesi color lover 3 magic volume products. Color lover volume shampoo, color lover volume conditioner and phase 2 spray.

Tips to protect your hair from of the sun and pool chlorine

1. Before swimming…wet hair slightly and add Framesi color lover primer 11 leave in conditioner to Hair..comb with wide tooth comb to evenly distribute. This helps protect hair from turning green due to pool chlorine.
2. After swimming in the pool..Shampoo hair immediately with Framesi color lover moisture shampoo.
3. Do a weekly hair treatment with Framesi color lover hair masque.