Add Some Color with Tape Extensions!
The beauty about highlighting or adding splashes of color with hair extensions is that choosing to have it done this way…..will thicken your hair!
Maybe you have wanted to try tape hair extensions, or some extensions but are a little undecided or shy about it.
The hair is 100% real human hair, and it is reusable up to 1 time (With proper care)
*Please keep in mind that if you are trying to grow out your hair, then you may need to brand new extensions, because the original set will be at the length that we installed them, when we remove them.
Your Service will include:
- Choice of one beautiful shade of Tape Hair Extensions
- Shampoo, Haircut & Blowdry
- Education on how to properly care for your hair extensions
Your choice of color can be anything from soft, subtle to vivid & bold. The best part is the hair extension hair is colorfast.
It is a fun, fast and great way to accessorize your hair without the commitment of permanent hair color.
Your results can last up to 6 to 8 weeks!
For more information:
3 Ways To Get Rid Of Frizzy Hair
What is your level of frustration with your frizzy hair?
If your frizzy hair has you wanting to just scream, then you are not alone. You do not have to suffer from it any longer, either.
Your Shampoo Matters!
Frizzy Hair Tip #1
Is it necessary to shampoo your hair every day? That will depend on your lifestyle.
Why shampoo matters is when you experience having a professional assessment of your hair type, then a professional hairstylist will be able to determine if your hair’s texture is fine, medium or coarse.
Shampoo For Frizzy Hair & Why
You hair frizzes because it lacks moisture, and that is why it will expand. Your hair is attracted to the humidity in the area, and during the summer months you will find that it can or will become very unmanageable!
Imagine a dry sponge. What happens to it? It will expand.
A good haircare regimen for shampoo and conditioner is a must!
In particular, my studio carried JBeverly Hills Products, and their patented size molecule can actually deliver their healing ingredients into the inside of your hair.
Tips About Conditioners
An awesome “must-have” you should be using is a good leave-in conditioner. The reason why is it will act like a weather-proofing barrier. This type of conditioner is not to replace the one you would use in the shower. Layering your conditioner will not weigh your hair down.
From Taming to Eliminating Your Frizzy Hair!
AWWW….GET RELIEF FROM 2 to 6 months!!
Step away from your flat iron!!!!
If your frustration has you being a slave to your flat iron, then you will want to consider one of the following treatments!Kick your flat ironing habit…scorching your hair is only making your frizzy hair problem worse!
Ask yourself this?
- A. Do you like your texture but really simply DISLIKE THE FRIZZ?
- B. or…Does your wavy, curly and frizzy hair have you wanting to reach for the clippers to shave your head? (That might be extreme, but you just don’t enjoy doing your hair anymore.)
TIP # 2
Did you answer “A”:
If your answer is “A”, then you may really benefit from getting a Cezanne Smoothing Treatment. It can take care of your frizz up to 100%. It will still let you have your wave, but again..you can wave “goodbye” to your frizz.
Did you answer “B”
If your answer is “B”, and you do not bleach your hair, then you will definitely want to check out Japanese Hair Straightening!
It can last up to 6 months, and it will leave your hair straight!
All-Inclusive Makeovers, Corrections with Photography!
Smoothing out your frustration with your unwanted texture is not only a priority of ours but a must when you are wanting to get hair extensions!
Leave your frizz-trations with us, and welcome the most humid days.
And especially if you are going on a vacation to a tropical climate.
It’s a must that you look fantastic!
YOU DESERVE IT AND DO NOT HAVE TO GO IT ALONE…..say GOODBYE to your frizzy hair!!
Do you not live in the area? Don’t discount yourself out….fly in. 🙂
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2301 Westfield Street
West Springfield, Ma 01089
Don’t Panic : Hair Color Is Not A Tattoo – Corrective Color To The Rescue!
Hair Color Is An Artform
As hair color is not a tattoo, it truly is an artform.
If you were deciding to get a tattoo, wouldn’t you do a bit of research, first?
Your hair is just as important, to get what you want done right, the first time.
Corrective Color costs more because it is more complicated & time consuming.
Color Wheel ….Laws Of Color
There are different levels of knowledge of understanding, when it comes to “coloring hair”. My professionally expertise, involved formerly teaching for Redken; as a colorist.
Is there really a difference between working with a corrective color specialist, trying an online formulation company or a salon that “offers” hair color?
Coloring hair versus color correcting hair, are two very different things. In my professional experience, my ability to “see color” is grounded by the color wheel versus simply pulling a pretty color off of the shelf, after picking a shade out of a “color” book, and hoping for the best.
Elementary School….but not so elementary!
Color is very much like paint…it is just in a different form. Do you remember being in elementary school?
How do you make orange? Do you remember?
If you came up with:
Red & Yellow = Orange………then give yourself a pat on the back!
That is only one of the building blocks to understanding how to make custom hair color formulations!
Don’t Panic! Breathe & Book An Expert!
How can you tell if a salon is right for you?
Stock Photos….Don’t tell the actual story
Does the salon have a portfolio of actual makeovers, of real people?
Photographs can speak 1,000 words, and can express the range of colors that the salon has been able to achieve.
Lastly……….take a deep breath, and remember……it’s not a tattoo, and can be fixed!
Ann Marie Walts
Image Makeover Consultant/ Photographer & Digital Marketer
Help is on the way….HAIR COLOR!
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.
Fixing & correcting hair color is a strong portion of my corrective work & hair solution portfolio.
Avoid & Correct Your “Hot Mess”…….
Seek out an experienced corrective hair colorist.
Communication is key.
My studio offers a very detailed consultation and an interactive experience, when designing your new look.
- Bring in pictures
- Use Pinterest to express what you like
- Communicate your dislikes
- Be open to suggestions
Corrective hair color may require a series of visits to achieve your “dream hair”, depending on how much of a change you need or are looking for.
Let’s fix the mess and leave you looking “hot”. Lol.
Thank you for your time,
Ann Marie Walts
Correcting Your Hair Color
How do you go about correcting your hair color? It certainly can be doubly frustrating when you dislike your hair color, and you wish your hair was healthier.
#1 Tip – Communication & Being Listened To
As a consumer, it can be sometimes nerve racking coming up with the best adjectives to explain what hair color shade you want.
One of the best ways to communicate is with the use of pictures. Find photographs that are your inspiration for your dream hair or your end goal. Hairstylists are highly visual people.
We do not expect your to come in and speak our technical language…such as:
“I feel that I am a natural level 7 with an underlying undertone of orange and I want your to make me a cooler tone, and make sure your use blue/violet.”
What you can do is use Google and Google a shade. For example, “sandy blonde hair”
Opt For Consulting
How great do you or would you feel that really have a stylist, truly, listen to you and your needs?
The extra time it may take to have a consultation, may just be well worth getting to your end results faster, in the long run.
Before & After – Realistic Expectations
Instagram has really become a force to be reckon with, in the sense of seeing some extreme makeovers. Just because you see it on Instagram, can or should it be done, and how will you get those results that you may be drooling over?
#2 Tip – Consider The Maintenance
You may want to consider how much maintenance there will be, after you get your new hair color; but BEFORE you do it?
Consider how much time do you have, within your schedule to commit to maintaining your “dream hair color”?
Do you like going to the salon? Is is a treat for you, or are you so busy that the thought of adding one more thing to your plate make your groan?
Do you need to have a stylist show you the “how to” style your hair or to recommend the correct aftercare products?
Tip #3 Healthy Hair -The After
When you have perfectly prescribed products recommended for your individual hair problem….wella!
Your hair can be transformed.
All color manufacturers design their lines to have products that will support the longevity of their hair color line.
JBeverly Hills is an exceptional luxury line that is enriched and made with the finest grade of botanical ingredients.
Their hair color line has less that 1% ammonia, and actually nourishes the hair from the inside to the out!
Happy, Healthy & Manageable Hair!
Would you do it?
Blond To Red Hair
When is the last time you changed your hair color?
Maybe you have been thinking of changing your hair color for some time, but are a bit nervous to take the leap.
Skin Tones & Eyecolor
Your skin tone and eyecolor can play one of the most important roles in whether a color shade will be right for you.
If you plan on taking a huge leap, like the hair color makeover shown, you will not want to “go it alone”, and especially if you are used to being blonde. Blonde hair is blond because it is lacks red.
What do most Blondes say?
I don’t want to see any red, right?
However, many, many times you will find that shades of red hair color can and would look nice on you as well. This is especially true if you have any warmth in your eye color. Try taking a look very, very close to your eyes in the mirror. If you have hazel eyes that have flecks of amber and gold, then you will most likely make a stunning red head!
It is not a tattoo….color can be changed.
Hot Tip: Put together a Pinterest board of hair color shades that catch your eye. It is best to have an assortment of photographs of real hair to communicate with.
If you are not certain of what you want exactly…you can be certain that you will most likely know what shades of red that you would NOT want to have.
Shades Of Red
There are so many shades of red hair, too.
Cool Red, Warm Red, Rose Gold, Copper Red, Red Violet….and on, and on, and on.
Take the plunge….Just Do It!
Be sure to ask for some makeup tip recommendations, too
Big City Makeovers….right here! Hair & Photography!
Taking your experience from ordinary to extraordinary!
Absolutely no need to go to NYC or Boston, to truly enjoy a TV like makeover.
Go from the Salon To Photography Studio & Leave Changed!
A full day of beauty is so much fun when you get to experience a full hair color makeovers & photography.
If you are new to The Loft Salon Studio, then the first thing I want to do is to say, “Welcome!”.
I have an extremely unique business model because I am equally passionate about providing “real people makeovers” and professional photography.
As you look around my site, , you will find many, many real makeover photographs.
It has taken me years of consultations, and experience to build a portfolio of makeovers that can express what you can or maybe able to really achieve working with me.
My passion for photography began in 2001. A little while later, is when I began to fuse “hair & photography” together for my everyday salon life.
Time For Yourself
My businesses offer private appointments.
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 Loft Experience….
- Beauty Shoots
- Image Consulting
- Business headshots
- Modeling Comp Cards
- Senior Portraits
- Glamour Sessions
Stay Awhile….Leave Looking Fantastic!
Ann Marie Walts
Real People Makeovers!
How many times have you watched a makeover t.v. show?
What is it that keeps you glued to the end of the makeover show? It is always the final after photograph or reveal!
How To Tips:
Maybe you are contemplating getting a makeover or simply making a change to your look?
- Create a Pinterest board is extremely inspirational and really can be very, very helpful when communicating to a salon or stylist what your ideas are. Using pictures to verbalize what you want is truly the best way to share your idea
2. Use Google Images!
Type in a topic in the search bar.
Then hit the “images” tab and …….there you go!
You can use this tip for any topic.
Looking for a new haircolor....search for a certain shade!
3. Share your DISLIKES! Yes, your dislikes! Be honest and upfront. You will find that the most creative hairstylists are not mind readers. It would be easier if we were, but it does not work that way.
Makeovers are about change. Change can be a bit scary, but does not have to be. As much as you may not know what you will want, it is safe to say that you will and do know what will not work for your hair!
4. Ask for a CONSULTATION!
It is best to work with a salon or stylist that offers a thorough consultation, and especially if you have a few things that you need to change with your look or hair.
As much as you may be tempted…..just like on t.v…….to possibly say “DO WHAT YOU WANT!“; if you have not established enough communication then what you had in mind and what the stylist has in mind………..might be very far apart.
5. Explore….How do you wish your hair could be better?
Ask yourself what bugs you the most because when it comes to working with an experienced makeover artist…..you will have several options to correct what you do not like.
Tips On The “After”…..Real Expectations
If you fold your hands without even think about it…….you will find that one thumb will naturally go over the other. Try it.
Now try this, and fold your hands again, but this time have your other thumb be the one that goes on top of the other. It will feel a bit odd.
Real Expectation Tips:
- Be patient with yourself about styling your new look. Be sure to ask or have the “how to” style your new look explained or re-explained.
Expectations of Others:
I have coached countless clients on what to possibly expect about how to hand the reaction from others. Your makeover will cause different reactions from others.
- The closest people around you, sometimes get too use to THINGS BEING THE SAME!
- Nosy people………“How much did you pay for that?
Best Professional Suggestion:
Own it! People respond to confidence, and on the very, very positive side of things………..get use to all of the compliments.
Most of us simple love real people makeovers!
Thank you for reading.
~Ann Marie Walts / Makeover Artist & Professional Photographer
Hair & Photography