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Style Trends For The 2019 Summer

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Style Trends For The 2019 Summer

We all know that fashion is ever-changing, which is why we often look back and make fun of the fashion trends of previous decades. We might remember that the 1990s as a decade of Molly Ringwald, Madonna, shoulder pads and power suits, and realize that those trends haven’t aged that well. Of course, it might be tough to constantly keep up with fashion trends between your personal and professional life.

Here are some style trends for women that will certainly live on this summer, no matter how out of touch you are with the fashion world. Of course, you should always take weather into your consideration, as you ultimately want to be comfortable AND fashionable.

The Bucket Hat

You might not realize that the bucket hat has already been popular for decades, and even if it goes out of style for a while - it always manages to come back into the spotlight. They became popular in the 1960s partially due to entertainers such as actors and musicians popularizing them. The bucket hat is a great way to keep the sun out of your face during the summer, as well.

One of the great things about bucket hats is that they can work with both genders. One notable celebrity that has been donning the bucket hat is none other than the singer/actress/entrepreneur Rihanna, who has been donning the look recently.

Shoes For The Summer

There are plenty of great shoes to try out this summer, and one obvious decision you have to make is whether you want your shoe to  be optimal for the outdoors (hiking/hunting/beach, etc) or not. You should also, again, take into consideration the weather on any particular day.

Heels are a bit overplayed these days, and more modern women are searching for a shoe that’s comfortable as well as stylish. You should definitely have a great pair of neutral basket weave mules, because they are great for almost anything.

Switch The Hair Up

There are plenty of people that decide to go out more than ever, thanks to summer weather. One of the ways in which you can enjoy your summer even more is to add a little color in your hair. After all, one of the biggest hair trends of 2019 is having two-colored hair, which could be a fun and interesting way to express yourself.

Either way, consider treating yourself this summer! It doesn’t matter if it’s a quick shopping spree, a massage, or a trip to a professional salon; you should set aside some time and money to treat yourself before the summer gets too hot. Enjoy your summer!

Aimee on Her 2nd Visit to the Salon

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Aimee on her 2nd visit to the salon. She has only been to see me once before prior to the 1st photo shown. We went a little more severe in the back and created a more dramatic angle because we raised the back of the hair cut and didn’t take much off the length in front. Can you see the difference in the graduation on this Graduated Bob? As I mentioned it was only Aimee’s second visit and oh her way out she greeted my next client. She was a first time client referred by another client of mine and told her “ I was so impressed on my first visit with the hair cut I got, I couldn’t have imagined being more impressed on the second visit but she was”. A great reassurance for my next appointment who was seeing me for the 1st time.

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2 Specialty Salon Keratin Treatments to Restore Your Hair

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Your hair is one of the most critical parts of your look, and it's no wonder why we spend so much time and effort trying to make our hair just right. An issue that complicates our continuous search for lovely locks is the fact that hair can become damaged over time due to environmental stress and the products we used in the past to style our hair. Fortunately, it's possible to reverse some of the damage with services you can get from David Salon. Here are two specialty salon keratin treatments you can use to restore your hair.

Keratin Complex Express Treatment

Keratin is one of the compounds that your body uses to make your hair. Several studies have shown that people who use products that contain keratin from natural sources see improvements in their hair, such as increased smoothness, shininess, and overall health of the hair. Adding keratin in this way restores what has been lost when hair is damaged physically, chemically, or from environmental factors, such as the sun. Many consumer shampoos and products have keratin in them, but to get the best results, you need to use a salon keratin treatment. Salon treatments, such as Keratin Complex blowouts, are effective at getting hair to absorb the keratin.

David J Contreas offers the Keratin Complex Express Treatment which is the ideal keratin treatment option for people who want their hair to look healthy without having to spend more than an hour per session in other keratin programs. With Keratin Complex Express, you can begin to see the effects in as little as 35 minutes. Keratin Complex "smoothing treatments reduce curl, target weak spots, and reinforce the hair's structure, helping to repair damage, block humidity, and reduce frizz while leaving hair soft, silky, shiny, and smooth." These express treatments can last up to six weeks. 

Uberliss Smoothing Treatment

Another keratin service you can get at David Salon is the Uberliss Smoothing Treatment. This service features another keratin-infused product to improve the health and appearance of your hair. Uberliss takes longer to do and costs a little more, but there are some advantages to using the Uberliss Smoothing Treatment. One of the main benefits is that the Uberliss Smoothing Treatment lasts longer. You get silky, smooth, and soft hair for three to four months. So you don’t have to come back as often to keep your hair looking its best.

The Uberliss Smoothing Treatment also prides itself on being free from some of the harmful chemicals that can be found in other hair care products. The Uberliss Keratin Treatment is entirely formaldehyde and methylene glycol free. And with their newest keratin formula, they added a diamine molecule to the fiber expander to increase the color guard properties and to promote maximum color retention.

Whether you’re looking for keratin treatments to restore your hair or you need a color specialist to get your hair the exact shade you want, you should come to the David Salon in Austin. We provide a full range of salon services, with a particular focus on expert color care. Send us a message online if you have any questions about keratin treatments or you’re ready to schedule an appointment.

After the Battle with Cancer and All of the Chemo Treatments

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Prior to her Cancer Diagnosis Sharon had a short swinging bob and medium blonde hair. We did not get the photo of her very first shaping up as her hair started coming back but these photos are of her 2nd and 3rd haircuts and styles. Beautiful silver hair and a short sassy cut as we let it grow back out. Sharon is a real trooper and I am glad that I get to be a part of her transitioning. We’ve had a lot of fun and good laughs. It really is all in your attitude and outlook…

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Corrective Balayage Techniques

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We originally did a corrective balayage on Jessica’s hair on March 26th along with a trim. We were transforming her from a highlight to balayage to minimize the maintenance and eliminate a definite line of demarcation. We did not get to take the original before and after photo but this is 11 plus weeks later on June 16th. As you can see there is no line of demarcation and the outgrowth transformed smoothly. All that we did on this most recent visit was trim and style her hair.

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GRADUATED BOB, BEFORE & AFTER

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Aimie recently relocated to the Austin area from the Netherlands originally from the US. The before photo is the first haircut she received from the first salon she went to upon returning to the country the second which we did is what she asked for. A graduated bob! Aimie loved her cut and said she would be back for color. Said it was even better that her stylist in the Netherlands and wrote great reviews for me on Google and Yelp!

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REVERSE BALAYAGE

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Initially Georgie walked in with almost platinum blonde hair a hint of pale yellow with about one inch roots. Our first step was to retouch the new growth with a dark golden blonde. Then we pulled the dark golden blonde pieces through the hair using a milder solution with triangular sections past mid-section leaving most of the blonde on the ends creating an ombre/balayage effect. Because it was an evening appointment and we didn’t have the time needed Georgie returned the following morning where we added the blonde balayage pieces and any additional dark golden blondes pieces to create the finished balayage result.

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WOW, color WOW!

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WOW, these products speak for themselves! I don’t know how many times my clients look in the mirror and simply go WOW!

I’m going to share a few of the products I really like and why…

Newest product out is the DREAM FILTER - this product is a pre-shampooing mineral and metal remover from the hair. Apply before shampooing and leave for three minutes. It’ll help remove brassy-ness and leave the hair rich and vibrant. Can also be used on that brassy band between your natural hair and ombre or balayage to help eliminate that orange tone.

BRASS BANNED MOUSSE - Comes in green for brunettes and lavender for blondes, either way it helps remove brassy-ness with brunette and remove the yellow from blonde hair.

The COCKTAILS - KALE, COCONUT & CARB… after shampooing use the cocktail of choice as a leave in conditioner, dime size amount, KALE is for repair, COCONUT is for moisture, CARB is for volume, plumpyness You can layer these cocktails but you always want to start with KALE because it has the most repairing benefits.HEAT ACTIVATED

DREAM COAT- the very last product used before styling. coats the hair, seals in and shines. last for three shampoos, apply section by section and comb thru. It’s everyone’s favorite product…available for curly or regular hair HEAT ACTIVATED

Those are a few of my favorites. will share more later!

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Kathleen - Before and After, All because of an Easter Egg

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I had Easter Dinner at my place and had an egg coloring contest! This was the winning egg and the winner won services at the salon but passed it on to Kathleen. When Kathleen came into the salon, she said, “I trust you, do what you think would be best” SO I DID Kathleen had brown hair with lightened ends, we took it to red, cut off about 3 inches, gave her a little layering, styled it straight to show off the color and curled it to show all the dimension. This is how the story ended! Kathleen was one happy lady…

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Renate - Just a Few Highlights

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I hadn’t seen Renate in almost a year. Would have been a year in June. When I last saw her she was leaving for Germany and was essentially platinum blonde. When she walked in the salon again back in March she was a medium allover brown. I was in shock. Funny what adding a few highlights will do. Yes we just added highlights to her allover brunette hair and toned them. End result!

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Lexus Before & After

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On Lexus hair we applied a corrective procedure using Balayage techniques. First we applied balayage using lightener and lowlights to eliminate her line of demarcation. Because of the numerous applications going on at once we separated the lightener and the lowlight with foil. We toned all the hair that remained not foiled with a level 7 beige toner and than when all the foils were removed we toned the lightened balayage pieces with a level 8 ash and gold toner to cut the brass. Than we gave her a slight trim and we have the finished result.

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Before & After Beth

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A client of approximately 18 years Beth’s before & after. On Beth’s haircolor we did a base color of dark blonde with a hint of copper added low lights with the base color and also highlights toned with a medium golden blonde. The hair cut is a long layered haircut.

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On Beth’s most recent visit we took up the length a bit and with the new Aloxxi Color I am now using we adjusted the red a bit and gave her a more brown golden tone with little hints of copper.

On Beth’s most recent visit we took up the length a bit and with the new Aloxxi Color I am now using we adjusted the red a bit and gave her a more brown golden tone with little hints of copper.

Before & After 1st Time Client Christy

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So Christy was a first time client of mine. I felt a little lack of confidence in me on her part but we finally came to the understanding that I knew what I was doing. When we started she claimed to be a person who hated to take selfies and when we were finished with her procedure she was striking poses for the camera and having a good time… she loved the results and left the salon with an attitude!

Christy - Before

Christy - Before

Christy - After

Christy - After

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13 Years of Hair Changes for Kathy

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The slightly graduated bob with subtle blonde highlights on Kathy

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The asymmetrical lob on Kathy with major contrasting in color and dimension

The asymmetrical lob on Kathy with major contrasting in color and dimension

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In this photograph Kathy’s before was solid blonde, really light! We did a darker base color and pulled that color thru with triangular sections to create dimension. You really see the dimension in the back of her hair photo.

In this photograph Kathy’s before was solid blonde, really light! We did a darker base color and pulled that color thru with triangular sections to create dimension. You really see the dimension in the back of her hair photo.

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In this procedure we did a lighter base shade and added highlights and lighter lowlights for a brighter and lighter effect! And obviously Kathy’s hair is getting longer than it was in her previous visit.

In this procedure we did a lighter base shade and added highlights and lighter lowlights for a brighter and lighter effect! And obviously Kathy’s hair is getting longer than it was in her previous visit.

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Before & After - Balayage

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This is Linda’s before photo before her balayage procedure

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This is one of Linda’s after photo’s from her balayage procedure. We did a color retouch on Linda, lowlights for depth and dimension and balayage for the lighter tones in her hair. We did tone the lighter shades.

This is one of Linda’s after photo’s from her balayage procedure. We did a color retouch on Linda, lowlights for depth and dimension and balayage for the lighter tones in her hair. We did tone the lighter shades.

The back view of Linda’s balayage procedure

The back view of Linda’s balayage procedure

The final after of Linda’s balayage procedure

The final after of Linda’s balayage procedure