Denver Hair Stylist – Lisa Amato

I got to be on the other side of the chair on Friday. Thanks again @thomasobershaw for my new fall color!
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Beaded Weft Hair Extensions

This method is the JZStyles beaded weft placement. We can order hand tied wefts or machine wefts. There is 17 colors to choose from.

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This method you place rows of beads onto the head to where you want the wefts to be placed. Then string the thread through the beads and through the wefts. There is no adhesive and little to no damage! Easy removal. Also unlike other methods. You can wash and use product day of hair instillation.

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Switch Up Your Look: Brown Hair With Caramel Highlights

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Need a kick to your brunette strands? Adding shades of caramel highlights to your brown hair is just the thing for you! They add definition to layers and curls, lighten your overall color, and add soft warmth to your look. You can go bold, soft and subtle, or ombre‘ to add that “special something” to your color. Color a new you by sweetening up your brown hair with caramel highlights!

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Q&A with style creator, Lisa Amato

Independent Hairstylist @ Hair by Lisa in Boulder, CO

How would you describe this look?

Natural looking hair color. I love the pop of light on my client’s face. I do balayage highlights with almost all my clients. It’s a great way to go lighter without highlighting the whole head with the traditional foil highlight look. It’s also much more modern.

Any advice for someone considering it?

I would recommend this look for any of my clients who are looking for natural looking hair color with natural looking sun-kissed highlights. This is great for a client who is looking for lower maintenance highlights. Typically, clients that get balayage only get their hair highlighted every 3-5 months, depending on how fast their hair grows. This specific client gets her hair colored every 6-7 weeks for grey coverage only and I recommend every second visit we balayage to refresh her highlights. This look is best for the client who likes the depth at the root and likes a more gradual feathered out highlight. It’s not a traditional more distinctive line that a foil highlight gives which is right at the root. This look is best for our simple/natural client, who’s is looking for a beachy sun-kissed style. This technique works on all hair types/color/face shapes.

I styled her hair with Oribe Supershine moisturizing cream (my fav product!). My client has fine hair but it has little natural wave and frizz. This is a product that is good for frizz, shine, it has no hold, nongreasy. So for typical clients today only wash their hair a few times a week, it won’t get greasy. I used a round brush and finished with the same product to smooth down any flyaways and frizz.

Shine Bright with the New Mad About Metals Collection

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Because metallic has never been so in.

Looking for a new way to showcase your personality and style this year? Step out of the hair color box and into a salon to experience the shimmering metallic shades of L’Oréal Professionnel’s new Mad About Metals collection! Amethyst, Platinum and Rose Gold are your options to shake up your hair color shade.

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Violet hair has been one of the biggest hair color trends for a few years, but it is not going anywhere. L’Oréal Professionnel has made it even more beautiful, vibrant, and shiny with their Mad About Metals Collection. It’s metal-like Amethyst result is stunning – a sure head-turner. Your colorist will need to pre-lighten your hair to get the bright result, so be sure you seek out a L’Oréal Professionnel Artist so that you get the highest level of expertise!

If you’ve been tempted by a light purple hair color, remember to use the right shampoo and conditioner to avoid color fade. We recommend the Series Expert Color A-OX collection to keep purple hair bright and healthy-looking.

Platinum

Love the look of platinum hair but hoping to pump it up a bit with a more of-the-moment metallic twist? The new Platinum shade of the Mad About Metals Collection will do the trick! As with all platinum hair colors, just be sure to invest in a quality blonde shampoo to keep your ultra-light locks from turning brassy. We suggest Serie Expert Vitamino Color A-OX Sulfate Free Shampoo paired with the Color Corrector Blondes Conditioner . These products will leave your platinum cool and bright.

Rose Gold

Rose gold is a popular spring shade for the way it instantly adds warmth to a winter complexion. The key to pulling off this color with confidence is all in its natural movement and shine. When styling, don’t weigh down the hair with excess product: use a light gel like Hollywood Waves’ Waves Fatales by Tecni.ART for control, volume and texture.

Whichever mesmerizing metallic mane you decide to embrace, be sure to also consider booking an in-salon treatment between coloring sessions. The in-salon Powermix luxury treatment and experience is ideal for restoring and boosting the intensity of your colored hair, mixed according to your hair’s exact needs.

The Difference Between a Hair Glaze and a Hair Gloss

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For high-voltage shine.

Ever wonder how your favorite celebs have the shiniest hair…ever? We’re here to let you in on a little secret: more often than not, your favorite A-listers are going for a gloss or a glaze every few weeks. Glosses and glazes-which are both very similar-help to give your hair a high-voltage shine to make it appear lustrous and ultra-healthy. Want to know more? We chatted with hairdresser and L’Oréal Professionnel Artist DJ McGinley to get the dish on glosses and glazes!

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What Are Glosses and Glazes?

First things first, what are these high-shine treatments? Temporary, demi-permanent-meaning they fade away instead of growing out-haircolor that can be clear or tinted. A glaze sits on top of the hair, while a gloss will infuse itself into your strands, so the color and/or shine will last a little longer. McGinely says that glosses, especially, “are a great way to color-correct quickly, since they are neutralizers.”

Glosses for Grey Blending

“[Glosses add] shine and beautiful color, they help make highlights stand out, enhance natural color, and make the hair look healthier, ” McGinely explains. “They’re also ideal for grey blending. [Glosses] can camouflage up to 50 to 70 percent of grey and last up to eight weeks before you have to go back,” she says, “which is longer than the every 4-5 week root touch-up appointments required with single-process color.” Plus, since glosses fade away there won’t be obvious lines of demarcation between new growth and the dye.

Get Your Gloss to Last

To make your gloss last, be sure to use only color-safe shampoos so you don’t wash out any of that gorgeous shine!

My Favorite Hair Product

lisas-fav-productPeople often ask me what my favorite hair product is and by far it’s: Oribe Supershine Moisturizing Cream.

Their description: A luxe reinvention of leave-in conditioner, this supreme cream satisfies the thirstiest hair, calming frizz, elevating shine and restoring hair to supernatural softness. Especially loved by medium-to-thick and extra-long hair.

My description: AHHHH-MAZING!

Check it out: Oribe Supershine Moisturizing Cream

Fearless Beauty

This Winter, The SideDoor Salon hosted an amazing night of fun, philanthropy and beauty with #fearlessbeauty!

The mission of Fearless Beauty is to empower women and girls by providing education, mentorship, and support in the beauty industry. Through education and guidance, women will create a sustainable income for themselves with beauty as a tool to empower and heal. This is a global effort, from India to NYC and beyond!

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Check out this great non-profit: Fearless Beauty

From Updos To Balayage: The Hottest Celebrity Hairstyles For 2015

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When it comes to new hair inspiration there’s no better place to start than the red carpet. The celebrity pack are always rocking, setting and changing the hairstyles trends that we’ll soon all want to copy. So to help you pick an A-list approved new ‘do we’ve rounded up the hottest hairstyles and haircuts, updos and blow outs to give you all the hair’spo you need for 2015. READ MORE

Spring/Summer Sun Kissed Hair Color

Well it’s that season again… flowers blooming, sunshine, and clients wanting to lighten up their hair and feel brightened up around their face. Well, I am a client as well as a stylist.

Here is me getting my hair “sun kissed” ready for spring… We used Blondor Freelights by Wella Professionals for natural, sun-kissed highlights including Ombre and Balayage hair. No foils, bleeding or swelling, no saran wrap or cotton needed!

This new product is another addition to my palette for getting my clients the perfect sun kissed look this Spring/Summer.

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Why of COURSE tortoiseshells are the new celeb hair colour inspiration

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It’s the latest hair trend to hit the states, but do you have the guts to ask for it?

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Ombré and Balayage were the colour techniques to ask for in 2014, but it looks like they’ve evolved into something a little more… animal themed!

According to international hair colourist at Paul Edmonds London, Jack Howard, it’s all about the Ecaille (the French word for tortoiseshell). Inspired by the rich multi-tonal colours of a tortoiseshell, it’s considered the moody sister to Ombré and Bronde.

“Golden lights are mixed with darker, richer caramel tones whilst incorporating shades of honey, amber, golden blonde and dark brown paired with gloss,” Jack told us. “Not as dramatic as Ombré but less subtle than Bronde, the best results come from working with shades that complement the skin tone – just a few shades lighter and darker than the base to avoid a colour change that’s too dramatic.”

Jack is the go-to colourist for the likes of Poppy Delevingne and Suki Waterhouse, so when it comes to A-List hair trends, he knows his stuff.

“We’re already seeing Ecaille on celebs such as Jessica Alba, Gisele Bundchen and Khloe Kardashian, but I just never had a name to put to it before now!”

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