A salon story- for Clients and other hairstylists.
A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of working on a lovely women in her 80s. I love that i get to work with such a diverse group of people. Really its all ages, from all different walks of life, and all different kinds of styles. Thats one of the best parts about the job. Anyway, she came into see me for the first time. She’s been coloring her hair her entire life a dark dark brown. Well her natural color is a beautiful white now, so that means every 2-3 weeks her white roots start to grow in.. She’s felt for awhile now that she wanted to start lightening her hair. But in her previous salon for whatever reason, they talked her out of it. Said that she didn’t need to. Anyway frustrated and needing a change she ends up in my salon, and we decide to start lighting her hair. I lighted the shade of brown and added soft blonde highlights through her hair. I also updated her cute little short haircut to flow with her natural hair texture rather than work against it. In a fairly simple appointment, I changed her entire look and gave her what shed been asking for, for years now. She was so amazed and happy with her hair. She also does not look 80. She looks like she’s in her 60s. Absolutely stunningly beautiful woman. I wish I took pictures this time, but so much of my work is personal, and taking a photo isn’t always top priority. You’ll just have to trust me when I say she looked fabulous.
The reason I’m telling this story is because I want to make a point to you.
To potential new clients and existing- Im an excellent listener and really good at consultations, and solving hair problems . If you’ve ever felt rushed through the salon and like no one took the time to get to know your hair, know that it doesn’t have to be that way. Consultations usually take just 10- 15 minutes. In that time we can asses the Cut/ Color/ and condition of your hair while also coming up with a plan and budget. You know what to expect upfront. I also work just one on one, So I’m not juggling other clients during your appointment. This keeps all of my attention on you. This helps ensure you don’t get lost in the busy salon. If you haven’t had a change in your hair in while then lets talk. You should be doing subtle changes with your look seasonally. That’s at least 4 times a year. Falls coming up, So If your looking for a little change lets make it happen.
To Other Hairstylists- The reason I’m telling this story is because I want to make a point to you. This little lady got lost in the daily busy salon shuffle. Im sure her old hairstylist was capable of doing exactly what I did. But maybe for whatever reason, she was to busy, or not listening, or whatever the case may be, just didn’t take the time. Or maybe just designed an 80 year old look instead of giving her something youthful… I think we can agree that most people want to look younger. Sometimes we see a mature woman and automatically design an “old lady style” But most women don’t want to look Old. This is true to almost all women. Even a women in her 30s doesn’t want to look 30 she probably wants to look 25 . Think about it. We have to think outside the box. My point is If you’re a hairstylist take the time to slow down and give your clients a consultation. Ask questions and then Stop and Listen. If you don’t have time then be sure to schedule sometime at least every season to give your customers a little change/ update or at least the option to change. Don’t let people get lost in the salon shuffle. You have the power to help them feel so good about the way they look, so remember to use it.
Wow what a full summer this has been for Be Radiant Salon, I went to LA for the American Board of Certified Haircolorsts Summit in June. This was a 3 Day trip that was all about Studying Haircolor. I love these events because they help keep me passionate about what i get to do every day. Helping you all feel Beautiful . I’ve had a very full summer between working in the salon, traveling, and just taking time to be present and enjoy life. So here are a couple of beautiful looks I actually remembered to photograph. I love posting this kind of stuff so you can all see what kinds of colors and cuts are possible when you visit me at the salon. So here is a snapshot of a few of the beautiful people I've had the privilege to work with. Of Corse you know you are all beautiful, and I love working with all of you. Life is more than a photograph, but here are just a few.
This is an example of what I mean when I talk about a creative color service. Check out this beautiful "Creative Color". This particular Creative color combines multiple coloring techniques including Ombre, Balayage, and low lighting. We've also incorporated her natural color into this so it will grow in gracefully. Booking a creative color service is the best way to go, because you really get to have fun with your haircolor by mixing multiple coloring techniques into a look that's just perfect for you.
Check out what kinds of awesome colors i've had the pleasure of crafting so far this year. These are just a few of the awesome ladies I remembered to take photos of.
To Be Radiant is an Inspiration to me. After nearly 7 years in business its nice to think about how the Name Be Radiant came about and what it means. I really feel like the true meaning behind the name has gotten lost somewhere along the line. But the meaning is so important because Being Radiant is Why do what I do....
Radiant is defined as
: having or showing an attractive quality of Happiness, Love, Health,and Confidence :to send out rays of light, to be bright, shining, glowing.
The Definition of Radiant translates well into what it means to be beautiful from the inside out.
Radiant is Happiness, Love, Health, and Confidence. When you have all of this, it Radiates out of you like a bright warm glowing light.
But its not always easy… True Beauty is a choice and a commitment.
To Be Radiant inspires me to …
Be a Light - Choosing to be happy, to be positive, to share love, to be honest, to be reliable, to be fair, to be kind, to be open, and to be respectful to everyone.
Be Healthy- Maintaining Mental, Physical, and Spiritual health is a priority. These 3 things are huge. When one of them is off you won’t feel good. Taking care of yourself is Beautiful. Self care isn't selfish. You're no good to anyone, if you're no good to yourself.
Being Radiant isn't always easy. Sometimes life gets in the way. Its easy to get lost, Its easy to get off track, Its not perfect. Life happens. We all have our stories. If you want to get deep and hear my story we can go there. I can tell you so much about rising above life struggles if you want to chat about all of that.
Being Radiant is True Beauty from the Inside Out
My goal is to be a shining Light in the world of beauty.
To live and share my passion of Happiness, Love, Health, and Confidence.
I believe we are here on this earth to help each other make life more beautiful.
Oh and by the way this also translates into having great hair!
I Always want you to
Have Healthy hair that you Love.
Feel Confident Beautiful and Happy.
Be Radiant Inside & Out.
Heres to a Radiant New Year!
- Rebecca Hohla
I have some exciting news to share. Last month I went to Washington DC to take a big test to become an American Board Certified HairColorist. This was a 3 part 8am- 5pm test consisting of written, hands on, and interactive. It was one of the hardest tests I have ever taken. After years of studying and on the job experience, everything came down to one test. Would I pass and join the ranks of the most talented professionals in the industry?
After waiting 2 nerve racking weeks to find out my results, Its finally official. I am now an American Board Certified Haircolorist. This is a huge accomplishment in the beauty industry.
At the DC test 44 people tested and only 19 passed.
I am honored and excited to now be part of the American Board of Certified HairColorists.
What exactly is a Board Certified Haircolorist?
A Board Certified Haircolorsit has passed the examination in chemistry, psychology, and physiological aspects of hair coloring. A Board Certified Haircolorist has verified their expertise in the state-of-the-art application techniques of professional haircoloring.
A Board Certified Haircolorist is recognized as being a fully qualified, tested, expert in advanced hair coloring. Read more about ABCH
What this means to you….
I am committed to bringing you excellent service. This has always been a priority. Continuing education, improvement, and advancement makes this possible. You can have confidence that you are being served by a nationally recognized professional expert in the field of hair coloring.
Deliciously Rich Color is just an appointment away. Check out her gorgeous chocolaty base color with mocha lowlights and butter cream highlights.
Before and after
The New LookAbout
This Lovely Lady Desired a low maintenance look, but wants to see a lot of blonde. She can only come in every 10-12 weeks, so she needed something low maintenance that would grow out nicely. Her existing hair had a mixture of her natural color coming in and a lot of old highlights.
Give her a darker shadow root that melts into lighter and brighter ends.
We utilized a darker color close to her natural at the new growth and melted it into a lighter blonde shade on her ends.
The coloring process took about 1 hour 30 minutes to achieve and will look great as it grows in.
This treatment renews and transforms frizzy and unmanageable hair to silky smooth perfection.
Benefits; smooth the hair, eliminate frizz, repel humidity, reduce curl Improve vibrancy and durability of color, speed blow-dry time by 50% or more,Speed flat iron time 50% or more Dramatically improve shine, condition & manageability. Lasts up to 16 weeks.
It takes 2 hours 30 minutes to complete.
Cacao Seed Butter: Powerful antioxidant that nourishes and protects the hair from styling and environmental elements.
Wheat and Rice Proteins: Smooth, repairs and reduces frizz
Collagen: Rich in amino acids, bonds to hair to improve strength and elasticity.
Q. What is a Keratin Treatment?
A Keratin Treatment renews and transforms all hair types into silky, soft, shiny hair for weeks to months, depending on the formula. Keratin treatment will smooth the hair, eliminate frizz, repel humidity, reduce curl, Improve vibrancy and durability of color,speed blow-dry time by 50% or more, Speed flat iron time 50% or more, Dramatically improve shine, condition & manageability
Q. Are Keratin Treatments permanent?
A. No. Hair will eventually revert to its natural texture as the treatment eventually leaves the hair.
Q. Who are these treatments for?
A. Any client who wants shinier, smoother, healthier hair or wants to dramatically improve the condition and texture of their hair. All clients are potential Keratin clients.
Q. How long does it take for a complete service?
A. It will take between 2-3 hours to complete a Keratin Treatment.
Q. What is the result of the treatment?
A. Wavy hair will be straight; curly/frizzy hair will be smoother with elimination of frizz and dramatically faster blow dry, ironing or overall finishing time. Subsequent blow dry time will be cut up to 50% or more. Straightening is a breeze with a blow dryer & brush or flat iron. Consecutive treatments will have an increasing smoothing and straightening effect
All clients will leave with straight, sleek hair due to the final flat-iron process. After clients shampoo, some curl will most likely remain but will be frizz-free and can be straightened with minimal effort.
Q. How long will the treatments last?
A. The durability of the treatments is based on several factors, including chemical history of the client, condition and texture of the hair at time of treatment, proper application, proper aftercare, etc. Our Extended Treatments generally last 3-5 months.
Q. How frequently can a client get a treatment?
A. As often as necessary, as long as there is no breakage in the hair. Nothing chemically prevents frequent treatments, but the hair needs to be able to withstand the high iron temperatures.
Q. What about pregnant or breastfeeding clients & Stylists?
A. It is generally NOT recommended to perform services of this type on these clients as no clinical testing has been to determine any potential hazards. Consult a physician before receiving or applying these treatments.
Q. Are Keratin Treatments safe for highlighted, bleached, grey, relaxed, damaged hair?
A. For all hair, the #1 consideration for Keratherapy treatments is the porosity of the hair, and its ability to withstand the high heat of flat irons necessary for these treatments to work. If hair is “fried” or breaking, do not perform the service. The only thing that can damage the hair in this treatment is the heat of the iron, so it is critical that you diagnose the degree of porosity prior to the service.
Q. Can hair color be applied after a keratin Treatment?
A. Yes, but it is recommended to wait 2 weeks.
Q. Can Keratin Treatment be applied directly after a color?
A. Extreme Renewal can be done immediately after a color service.
Q. Can I swim after getting a Keratin Treatment?
A. It is not recommended to swim in Chlorine or Salt water after receiving a Keratin treatment. This can remove the treatment at a faster rate.
Q. What Shampoo do I use?
A. You must use a pH balanced shampoo free of Salts to maintain your Keratin treatment. Your treatment comes with a take home shampoo.
Q. What is KERABOND Technology?
A. A Keratin delivery system that penetrates and bonds the keratin deep into the hair, while sealing the cuticle layer to provide superiorsmoothing, superior frizz control, superior shine and superiorconditioning.
Q. Do Keratin Treatments contain formaldehyde?
A. Extreme Renewal, Intense Renewal and Color Lock & Smooth contain methylene glycol, a mixture of formaldehyde and water. Pure Renewal and Express Renewal are 100% formaldehyde free. All Keratherapy Treatments are OSHA compliant. Consult MSDS for more information.
Q. What is the minimum recommended age for a client to receive a Keratherapy Renewal Treatment?
A. 12 years of age is minimum. However, any client who has a history of respiratory sensitivities, contact dermatitis, asthma or allergic reactions should consult a physician before receiving any salon treatment, regardless of age.
Q. How soon can clients wash their hair or use hair products?
2 days after the treatment.
Spring is a great time to go lighter and brighter with your hair color. Check out some beautiful blondes I've had the pleasure of working with so far this spring. If you're ready to go lighter and Brighter with foR Spring Book your appointment today,
Inspiring others to Be Radiant inside and out is my passion.