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Top Canvas Salon Client Questions

Top Canvas Client Questions

Top Canvas Client Questions

When should I come back?

That depends. Obviously, it’s up to you how often you’d like to be in the salon, and that’s something that should be discussed in your consultation. But typically, it goes as follows;

Men’s cuts and pixies find 4 weeks as a good time for a clean up.
Bobs/shoulder length hair can usually go 5-6 weeks, if you like to keep it that length.

If you like to keep your hair long, or are growing it out, 8-10 weeks is the most you should go between trims to keep your hair at it’s healthiest.

Color clients are a whole different story. Most will time their haircuts with every to every other color appointment.

If you get retouches with permanent color (grey coverage, or different level than your natural) or a foiled highlight, 4-6 weeks is typical.

Toners or any other demi color should be refreshed at about 6-8 weeks, as that is how long demi color lasts.

Balayage is as high or low maintenance as you want. It’s meant to give you a graceful grow-out with no harsh lines, but if you like to stay bright and/or ashy, a lightening session and toner is recommended around 8 weeks.'

What do you think is best?

Good question. Your stylist can certainly give you their professional opinion, but at the end of the day, it’s your hair and your decision (unless you’re one of those people who literally gives your stylist full trust and control!). For example, my opinion could be to go red all over for Fall, and if you completely hate reds, don’t do it!

What do the “treatments” do?

We have Aveda’s Botanical Treatments here at Canvas. There is one for dry hair and one for damaged hair. Both give the hair shine, moisture, strength, and help with everyday damage. These professional strength treatments last about 6 weeks in the hair. Watch this video for more information.

What does “pre-booking” mean?

Pre-booking is a term our industry uses to just say, “setting up your next appointment.” Pre-booking is important and always encouraged so you can get into your preferred stylist when you need it. If you wake up one morning and realize you need your hair done, there’s a good chance you won’t be able to get in for another week or so. We always like to see your faces again, so please set up future appointments in advance!

Preserve Your Hair Color

Preserve Your Hair Color This Fall

Preserve Your Hair Color This Fall

Fall is the time of year when people love to change their hair color. Maybe it’s all of the changes in nature occurring, like the leaves, but we see many people looking to go darker or more vibrant this time of year. One thing people always ask about is a way to preserve their hair color for as long as possible. Here are some expert recommendations to help preserve your color:

Color Conserve

There are many shampoos and conditioners out there that promise to hold in hair color, but none stand up to Aveda Color Conserve. We know it can feel hard to spend the extra money on the same day you’ve just invested in the color change, but it’s worth it. Minimally you should invest in the shampoo! Here is a short YouTube video showing why Color Conserve is so amazing:

Shampure Dry Shampoo

Another great way to preserve color is to wash your hair less. We know that can be hard if you struggle with an oily scalp but that’s why we love Shampure Dry Shampoo. It is a great tool to help you with this. This product naturally refreshes hair of all types and textures by absorbing excess oil and removing any odors from the hair.

Aveda’s Color Shampoos and Conditioners

If you like color vibrancy you will definitely want to check out one of Avedas color enhancing products like: Madder Root, Black Malva, Camolmile, Blue Malva, or Clove. Each one helps to enhance and preserve a different hair color. For example, Madder Root helps to preserve that nice red, Blue Malva helps to keep that brassy look out of any hair color, especially blonde and grey, and Clove is great to add richness to brunettes.

The less heat you use on your hair, the better. A good way to “help" hair fade faster is by washing it everyday and using hair straighteners and styling wands everyday. The less you use these, the better. If you must use a heat tool be sure to check out Avedas Damage Control spray. This product will provide a heat and UV protectant to keep your color looking brilliant!

Talk to your Canvas Salon stylist today about what they would recommend most to help preserve your hair color!