There is nothing worse than having something go wrong with your hair.
Unfortunately, there are times when you might or have experienced a “unexpected outcome”. Maybe this happened at home. I think we have all tried to play hairdresser, at one time or another.
Unfortunately, sometimes things may not come out like you had hoped from a “professional” salon experience, either.
Hair Color Mishaps
The “laws of color” will alway dictate your outcome of your hair color!
My personal professional frustrations about “at home hair color” is not the fact that you may try to color your hair at home, as much as the T.V. commercials advertising. They make it look “so easy”, but in reality it takes a whole professional beauty team of artists, on set.
From Brown To Red To Blonde…..
Just about 10 years of my career were spent educating for Redken, across the country, as a hair color educator.
“AMAZING!! That’s the only word I can think of to describe Ann Marie!!
I had hair extensions done and I left The Loft feeling great! This morning I left for work feeling confident and looking good!!
Ann Marie is so knowledgeable about what she does. She explained everything to me from the process to the products. (I’m talking down to the molecules!) My hair had a few different shades of blonde and even some brown.
Ann Marie customized each extension so that it would flawlessly blend with my color. You can’t tell the different between the extensions and my natural hair.
She makes you feel comfortable and is so easy to gab with!
By the time I got home I already had an email with aftercare instructions and when I woke up this morning I had an email with a how-to for each of the products I went home with. A cheat sheet that I can use until I’m familiar with them.
As a bonus Ann Marie is inspiring!! She has the best stories and you can tell that she absolutely loves what she does.
Her patience and attention to detail is astounding. Worth every penny!!
I did a lot of research before I decided to go ahead with extensions and everything I came up with pointed to The Loft.
Do you find that you are always doing something for others, and put yourself on “the list” last? Maybe it has been unintentional, however, it is so important to allow yourself sometime that is for….just you.
Full Day Treat!
Retreat to a full day of just you. It will begin at the salon, and then you will follow me to my photography studio in Chicopee, Ma.
Your hair will look fantastic. You will not have to worry about your makeup either, because I will take care of that for you too.
All you have to do is enjoy yourself.
My photography business has a variety of prints and products with a online viewing gallery for your convenience.
Indulged yourself with a complete hair color makeover with your own photo shoot today!
The most recent “news” is that my second business location is now open!
Looking for “professional photographer near me”? What is such a huge convenience is that I can offer to you both hair & photography.
My passion for my photography had to have a separate location. My photography studio is just the right size. It is in an industrial building right off of 391.
Over the years, I have been actively photographing my own “before & after” shots for the salon. I have also been a photographer for “behind the scenes” at Fashion Week, and for wedding events.
My passion for photography began in a darkroom, back in 2001. That was in the day, when film was all that was available. You really had to know what you were doing, and had to have patience because the process of developing a photography took time.
The leaves are changing and when was the last time you had a new hair color?
This fall I am mesmerized by the “how” the leaves change their color, and like kid in school, keep asking my 14 year old daughter if she knows?
I always have loved science, and when you can combine that with inspiration then fun things can happen.
As I do not have the answers, yet, on how the color of the leaves change….I certainly am grounded in hair color.
The beauty of all shades of hair color is the fact that there are so many, many shades. All hair color will shift or fade some. That is not always a bad thing.
When hair color shifts to a slightly different color, that can be a great transition to your next new look.
Changing Like The Leaves
How fast do you want to shift your color will be dependent on your own comfort level. It is not without saying that if you are looking to shift quickly…….then your best bet is to choose an actual hair colorist.
The t.v. commercials tend to make things look so easy, and with that do I get a tad bit frustrated. I get frustrated for the consumer.
Inspiration From Pictures
As much as a photograph of fall leaves may seem a bit odd….is it really? How many times have you gone to a store like Home Depot to get paint mixed up or matched.
Inspiration can come from just about anywhere.
Tips On Using Pictures
If you look closely at the photograph of leaves, what and where is your eye drawn too?
Now think of a time that you have brought in a picture to a salon and thought you were on the same page?
If your outcome did not resemble what you were thinking then this is a tip that I can share with you.
Hairstylists and hair colorists tend to be very visual people for the most part, or at least I am.
When two people are looking at a photograph, it is possible that the interpretation may not be the same.
In the example shown, a client may think that they were clear on the shade of blonde that they wanted but the hairstylist thought the shade blond was the shat that was about 3 shades lighter.
Tips To Avoid Misunderstandings
Whether the photo is on your mobile device or an actual photograph—point our or circle what you like the most
Be open to suggestions
Do not be afraid to ask if the hairstylist understands
Express why you like that part of the photo so much
Being a bride to be is such a magical and romantic time. So much planning has to begin now.
Wedding Reception Venue
It is never too early to start thinking about what you want to do to your hair. You want to ensure that your look will be “picture perfect”.
Getting ready for your wedding day is going to provide you with a lifetime of memories, and the less stress filled the better.
Your photographer is a hairstylist?
Can you imagine being able to find a professional wedding photographer that can capture the emotions of your big day, and make your hair look fabulous?
Finding a professional photographer and a hairstylist are among the most important items on your bridal list.
Hairstyling and photography can go “hand in hand:, when it come to making your “wedding look” be perfect. Your photographs are going to be in your album for a very long time.
Both professional fields are extremely artistic, and so very important for your wedding day.
I am both. A Professional Photographer & Professional Makeover Artist/Hairstylist.
I have shot weddings and have also been a “BTS” (Behind the scenes) photographer at Fashion Week.
The Loft Salon Studio, in West Springfield, Mass- knows exactly what is involved with capturing the emotions of your wedding, through photographs. As well as providing bridal hairstyles that will complete your bridal look.
(In 1994~ Sewing : I made my entire bridal parties gowns, and mine)