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WHETHER YOU'RE HEADING IN FOR FIRST-TIME COLOR, OR READY TO TRY OUT A BOLD NEW FASHION LOOK, VISITING sondrea's signature styles salon and spa IS ALWAYS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR YOU TO BENEFIT FROM YOUR signature STYLIST'S EXPERTISE. A CONSULTATION WITH YOUR signature STYLIST TO DISCUSS YOUR IDEAS AND INSPIRATIONS, YOUR HAIR'S NEEDS, AND YOUR DESIRED COLOR RESULT IS A VALUABLE CONVERSATION THAT CAN MAKE THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN HAIRCOLOR THAT'S EVERYDAY AND HAIRCOLOR THAT'S EXTRAORDINARY.

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...Get expert advice. Achieve the look you want. Color customization inspired by your Signature Finesse and Beauty! -Sondrea Lynch
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Thinking about getting your hair colored, but have some concerns? Maybe this is the first time that you’ll be getting your hair colored. Rest assured at Sondrea's Signature Styles Salon and Spa, there are professionals waiting to discuss your hair color choices and make it a fun experience! Here are some tips, before you go.

Color Gels is a reliable and dynamic haircolor brand with long-lasting results that leave the hair in superior condition. The Select Dye System contains 100% oxidative UV Stable, long lasting dyes for holding power and resistance to fading.

Tell your Signature Stylist about yourself: If you tell your Signature Stylist about yourself, they’ll share their expert opinion! Download and fill out this handy Hair Consultation Survey and bring it with you to the salon. It’ll be the perfect starting point in discussing your new look!  

Develop A Relationship: Much like visiting the same doctor for your health, getting to know your Signature Stylist can improve the health of your hair. Visit Sondrea's Signature Styles Salon and Spa on a regular basis to allow your Signature Stylist to get to know you, your hair, and your style.

Achieve The Look You Want: Photographs and examples of hair color you love will help you and your stylist explore your color options—and ensure that you both mean the same thing when you say, "honey blonde," or "merlot." 

Know your history: Be prepared to tell your Signature Stylist about any prior color services, whether it was highlights last year or a color gloss last month.

Trust Your Stylist: Listen to your Signature Stylist's expert opinion. During your Signature Hair Color Consultation, he or she will consider your desired result, then evaluate your hair's condition and look at your skin tone and coloring in order to create your custom color formulation. Whether you're looking for first-time color, trying a new look, or going for regular maintenance, your Signature Stylist will personalize your visit according to your unique needs.  With every hair color service your Signature Stylist will use advance application techniques customization to give you looks that aren't available anywhere else.   

Ask questions: If you hear a hair color term you don't understand, don't hesitate to ask your stylist for an explanation. Remember to inquire about maintenance—how often you'll need to return to the salon for touch-ups, and how to best maintain your hair color at home between visits with our suggested hair care products. 


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Base Color: Color applied at the root area or all-over before a dimensional/creative color technique is done.

Contrast: Contrast is a value applied to highlights.

High-contrast highlights are much lighter than the surrounding hair and provide a dramatic look. Lower contrast highlights result in a more natural look.

Cool: Cool is a tonal value that can apply to blonde, brunette, and red shades. A color is said to have “cool tones” if it tends toward blue, violet or green. Cool colors include platinum blondes, ash browns, and plum reds.

Coverage: Coverage is a measure of a hair color’s ability to cover gray. Some hair color formulations are too transparent to effectively cover gray hair. Redken Color Gels Permanent Conditioning Hair Color provides exceptional gray coverage with resistance to fading.

Dimension: Dimension is a function of the range of tones in your hair. A head of hair that is all one color is said to be “flat” or lacking dimension. Your Signature Professional can add dimension to your hair with highlights or low-lights.

Double-process: A double-process color refers to anytime two color services are done in one visit. Generally this is done by doing the first color service, washing and drying the hair, then doing the second color. This can include lightening the hair then applying a toner, or doing a permanent color followed by a glaze.

Express Highlights: Express Highlights are done by applying a small amount of foils or painted-on pieces, usually focused on framing the face.

Glaze: Glazes involve using a demi-permanent color to enhance, enrich, change, match, tone down or intensify natural or color-treated hair while harmonizing contrast.

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Hair Painting: Hair Painting, also known as balayage, is the process of free-handing or sweeping hair color, lightener or toner downwards in soft strokes directly on the surface of the desired section. This method is used to create dimension with a natural, softer look.

Highlights: Highlighting hair means isolating select strands in the hair and treating them with a hair color or lightener to make them lighter than their base/natural color. Highlights can add dimension by contrasting with the rest of the hair and are created with foils, a cap or special combs or brushes used for “painting on” the color.

Lift: Lift is the chemical process of lightening the color of the hair. Different hair color formulations have different lifting abilities.

Low-lights: Low-lights are created by using color with foils, caps, or painted on to darken specific pieces and create dimension. Generally low lights will be 2-3 levels darker than your basecolor and slightly warmer. This can be used for a more natural look or create accents within the hair.

Re-balancing: Re-balancing is the process of bringing the hair back into balance, and can be created with the combination of highlights and low-lights, and/or glazes.Single-process:  A single process refers to any color service that is done in one step. This can be using a permanent color that lifts and deposits, a glaze, highlights/low-lights without toning, or a creative color service with only one process.

Texture: Texture, as defined by the diameter of an individual hair strand, is generally described as fine, medium, or coarse. Your Signature Professional will factor in your hair’s texture when determining your best color formulation.

Trend Pastel: Trend Pastel refers to the softened, lightened hues of colors such as red, purple, green, orange, yellow, or blue. Pastel tones of color are meant as colorants and toning shades, and are best achieved when applied to very pale blonde hair to create for example pink, lavender, mint green tones.

Tone: Tone, in hair coloring, is the term used to describe a specific color—”golden” blonde, “coppery” red, “ash” brown. Colors are divided into warm tones and cool tones.

Warm: Warm is a tonal value that can apply to blonde, brunette, and red shades. A color is said to have “warm tones” if it tends toward yellow, orange or red. Warm colors include golden blondes, auburn brunettes, and coppery


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For a serious step up in your hair's shine and natural luster, Redken's  is your color line!

For a serious step up in your hair's shine and natural luster, Redken's  is your color line!

Shades EQ is a demi-permanent gloss that only the pros use, but it comes in a wide variety of shades that are wonderful for enhancing your natural or existing permanent color.  There's no limit to what you can do with Shades EQ! This easy-to-use demi-permanent equalizing conditioning color with a gentle, no-ammonia acidic formula is a mix of direct and oxidative dyes that may be used to refresh all Redken permanent hair color. 

  • Hair Color That's Fun, Flirty, and Fashionable

  • Low-Commitment Results So You Can Change Your Color Every Season

  • Conditioning Formula That's Great For Your Hair

  • #1 Long-Lasting, No-Lift, Non-Ammonia, Demi-Permanent Hair Color In The USA

  • Shades EQ Provides Healthy, Shiny Results, Incredible Conditioning

  • Glaze, Refresh, Correct and Blend Whites

  • Enriched With Wheat Amino Acids and Conditioning Agents

  • Shades EQ can be applied to freshen those up and make your weeks or months-old highlights look good as new.

  • If you have highlights that have faded over time,  It won't lighten any regrowth, but it will adhere to your existing highlights and deposit new pigment, which will make them bolder and brighter and extending the life of your color.

  • AWARDSLaunchpad 2014 Reader's Choice Award | Best Demi-Permanent Haircolor