Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Kim Kardashian says "I DO" to Going Blonde

Once again the spotlight is on Kim Kardashian! The hot, trendy celebrity who has been known for her beautiful and rich dark mane, has recently changed her hair color back to a beachy summer blonde. This happened just days after blogging about how she missed her blonde hair. You can get the same look by following the steps below.

Kim's hair is naturally a very dark brown. In order to achieve a beachy summer blonde look we MUST:
  • First, begin with lightening the overall hair color to a light brown.  
  • Next, we can create lighter and brighter pieces throughout the head - the goal is to create soft pieces running through, NOT RIBBONS of blonde. 
  • Lift the hair strand to an orange/yellow stage 
  • Glaze with a demi-permanent hair color to lock in the desired soft golden shade, as well as seal the hair shaft to create shine to the hair fiber. 
  • Shampoo, condition, and style!
At Salon Ratay, we treat the hair from the inside-out when creating these looks. We like to start with a Kerastase Vita-Ciment treatment pre-color, then use Minardi Pre-Wash and finish with Kerastase pixelist for shine and nourishment.

***VERY IMPORTANT!  This is only the first part of creating blonde hair on olive skin tones. In 4-6 weeks, repeat the service but create lighter and brighter pieces in the opposite direction from those you previously did. 

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Salon Ratay Partners up with Harbor House for a Day of Empowerment and Beauty

Salon Ratay hosted women from the Harbor House, a safehaven for survivors of domestic abuse. My staff and I wanted to help these deserving women feel good about themselves and boost their self-confidence.  Thank you to my wonderful staff members for donating their time and energy to give these courageous women a new look for their new lives.

Click here to see the complete story on WKMG Local 6

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