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Boise Hair Salon Tips For Making Your Color Last Longer

We’ve all been there – you spend your time and hard-earned money at a Boise hair salon to leave with the perfect hair color of your dreams, only to have it fade after a few short weeks. At unDONE Salon, we feel your frustration. But fear not! Our stylists have put together a few helpful tips to help you maintain your hair color longer.

Avoid Washing With Hot Water

Hot water may feel good but it not only dries out your skin, it shortens the lifespan of your hair color. How? Hot water opens your cuticle, releasing hair color and moisture. That’s why it’s important to wash your hair with warm, room temperature water before applying salon recommended conditioner and rinsing it with the coolest water possible. This helps to seal the cuticle, extending the life of your hair color while giving your hair an enviable shine.

Avoid Hot Styling Tools

Just like hot water, hot styling tools open the cuticle, causing your hair color pigment to fade. That’s why it’s best to avoid using them altogether for the first week after coloring your hair. After that, it’s important to keep their use to a minimum to keep your hair color from fading as they will eventually strip your locks of natural moisture. Even more, when you do use them, it’s important to use a salon recommended thermal protectant spray to keep your hair healthy.

Keep Washing To A Minimum

To maintain a lasting hair color, it’s important to wash your hair at a minimum. In fact, it’s a good idea to use a dry shampoo to help you maintain clean hair between real washes. Even more, you won’t want to wash your hair for at least 48 hours after you color your hair. When you do, you’ll want to use a salon recommended, sulfate-free shampoo.

Prep Before Your Next Coloring

Before your next hair color appointment, you’ll want to use a clarifying shampoo for a few days to help remove any product buildup and provide you a blank canvas for your new color. You should also use a deep conditioning treatment at least once a week to help hydrate your hair before you visit your Boise hair salon to help keep color from fading.

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Are you looking to switch up your hair color for the fall and winter season ahead? Let the stylists at unDONE help! Our full-service Boise hair salon is here to take care of all your hair, skin, and nail needs. We believe that when you look your best, you’ll feel your absolute best too! To learn more about the services we offer and to book an appointment, visit our online service menu. You can also call us at (208) 287-2010.

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How Lighting Affects The Outcome Of Your Hair Color

We’ve all been there. You leave a Boise hair salon with a fabulous new hair color, only to start freaking out about how different it looks at home. In the salon, your wonderful color seemed like it was a whole different tone. What gives?

At unDONE Salon, we’ve heard this before. That’s why we’d like to take some time to discuss how different lighting affects the outcome of your hair color.

Natural Light Vs. Artificial Light

To be blunt, it’s important to understand that you are NEVER going to look exactly the same in every single light. This includes natural and artificial sunlight.

At the salon, the best way to get an accurate impression of your new hair color is to ask your stylist for a hand mirror and find some natural light by going outside or standing near a window. If you like how it looks, you’ll probably like it everywhere.

What you don’t want to do is ask your stylist to fix your hair color in a way it won’t look different in the sunlight. Nobody can change the way you look in natural light. The sun is the sun…

Don’t Trust Instagram

Often we have clients bring in a picture of their favorite celebrity that’s taken under professional lights and they think their hair color looks a specific shade. What people often don’t realize is that there is a wide variety of different lights that can make your hair appear darker or lighter. Even more, a flash can drastically change the appearance of a celebrities hair and dim lighting can give it a warmer effect. But that’s not what their hair actually looks like.

While we love it when our clients bring in a picture to show us what their hoping to achieve, the catch here is lighting. Don’t get us wrong, pictures help us tremendously. However, if the picture is taken outside, it’s going to have a different tone than if it was taken inside. The same principle applies whether a picture was taken in a bathroom, kitchen or under fluorescent lights in a grocery store. When you are talking to your Boise hair salon stylist during a consultation, make sure to mention anything you may or may not like about a certain color from the picture you are showing them.

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So remember, lighting really does make a big difference in the outcome of your desired hair color. That’s why communication is key to achieving the desired look you want. So get that picture ready and book your appointment at unDONE Salon online or by calling us at (208) 287-2010.

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Boise Hair Salon Tips: Why You Should NEVER Use Box Dye

It takes years for a Boise hair salon stylist to master the art of coloring. Formulas, ratios, hair type and condition as wells as previous colors and products are all factors that must be taken into consideration. That’s why a qualified stylist always provides you with a free consultation before settling on a specific look. Even more, it can take one or more appointments to achieve a certain color(s).

As professional stylists, it’s very frustrating when we see advertisements in magazines or on the television of well-known celebrities with gorgeous hair, boosting they achieved their look from a box application. In fact, what they are telling you is a downright lie. While approximately 5% of people who use a box dye feel satisfied with the results the rest of us end up with unwanted tones, colors, and damaged hair.

That’s why there is nothing better than a free consultation at unDONE Salon to talk with one of our professional stylists who knows what they are doing. This will eliminate the stress of a botched dye job while allowing you to feel relaxed and happy about your new look.

Hair Color Should Match Your Skin Tone

When your Boise hair salon stylist mixes the perfect color for your hair, they consider your natural skin tone, hair type, condition, and other factors. Your ideal look will depend on a unique combination of these factors. As a one-size-fits-all solution, DIY box dye simply cannot take all of these elements into account.

Box Dye Cannot Provide Even Application

Unless you are a professional hair stylist, it’s almost impossible to achieve an even, well-balanced look on your own. To create a natural look, it’s essential that the color is applied precisely from the re-growth the demarcation line. Overlapping of color will lead to dark spots (banding) which looks unprofessional. Even worse, you can run out of box dye halfway through!

One Size Does Not Fit All

When you look at the color levels on a box of DIY dye, the achieved colors are based on virgin, non-colored hair. Even more, when your Boise hair salon stylist colors your hair they can often use up to 10 different colors to create a unique, custom hair color just for you. You don’t want a one-size-fits-all solution when choosing your hair color.  

Box Dye Is Extremely Damaging

Most DIY box dyes contain harsh ingredients that can strip your hair and leave it irreparably damaged. When a professional stylist chooses their formulas, they do it using the lowest peroxide to achieve tone while minimizing damage. We also use important products after your hair color to balance PH levels while locking in color to prevent it from fading. Box dyes can leave your hair looking and feeling like straw. Even wore, once your hair has been destroyed it can take a lot of time and money to repair it.

The Color On The Box Isn’t Always What You Get

We’ve all done it – standing in front of a selection of box dyes with a million hair color ideas spinning through our heads. It’s exciting! However, it’s important not to be fooled by the color on the box. In fact, it’s not uncommon for a color to turn out completely opposite of what it was supposed to be. This can leave you with dark, orange, or yellow hair. Do you really want to take that chance?  

It Will Cost You More In The Long Run

That $10 box dye won’t feel very affordable after a $150 color correction on your orange or yellow hair. Even more, prices can vary depending on your hair type and how long of duration the service is needed. Do your wallet and your hair a favor. Don’t cheap out on a seemingly affordable solution that will end up costing you much, much more in the long run.

unDONE Salon

At unDONE Salon, we can’t stress enough the importance of seeking professional advice and services when you are looking to color your hair. With so many fantastic treatments, styles and products to choose from, it would be a shame not too. For more tips on coloring your hair, contact us at (208) 287-2010 today. Our Boise hair salon stylists would be more than happy to share our wealth of knowledge and schedule an appointment over the phone.

Want to schedule online? Visit our online booking page by clicking here.

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Book Your Graduation Appointment at unDONE Salon!

It’s the moment you’ve been planning and working so hard for over the years — the day you graduate from high school. Now is the time to get ready to celebrate! To help you get ready for graduation, unDONE Salon is here to help. That’s why our Boise hair salon stylists, nail technicians, and skincare experts want to provide you with the following tips to help you stand out at graduation.

Find the Perfect Shoes

Graduation gowns aren’t always the most flattering thing to wear. But who cares! Wear that gown and cap proudly! However, if you want to spruce up your look & showcase your personality find the perfect shoes to compliment your ceremony garb. Whether you wear fun strappy heels or athletic shoes signed by all your friends, you can be sure this is a detail you don’t want to overlook.

Get the Perfect Hairstyle

Finding the perfect hairstyle to go with a graduation cap can be tricky. However, the Boise hair salon stylists at unDONE have a few tips when it comes to picture-perfect hair. If you have long hair, don’t be afraid to wear it down. You can also add some flare with a new, custom hair color or fashion color trend. If your hair is short, don’t be afraid to let your personality shine through with a fresh trim or custom cut. Just make sure that the hairstyle you choose looks good with and without your cap. After all, it will be coming off and soaring through the sky after the ceremony!

Add a Pop of Color to Your Makeup

Now that you’ve picked out the perfect shoes and hairstyle, don’t forget your makeup! Bold lip colors will help you stand out and look great for photos. Additionally, you may want to consider a smokey eye or a pop of shimmer to highlight your eyes. Just make sure the colors you choose complement the colors of your gown. You also don’t want your eyeshadow or lipstick to match the color of your robe.

Pick the Perfect Outfit

Even though you’ll be wearing your cap and gown throughout the ceremony, there will be plenty of celebrations afterward. If you want to look your best through the night, take the time to pick out the perfect party outfit to reveal at just the right moment. Doing so will make heads turn while keeping you picture perfect to remember your big day.

Decorate Your Cap!

One of the biggest graduation trends over the years is to decorate your cap with messages or images that describe your high school experience. As long as it isn’t a rental, feel free to make a bold statement by showcasing your personality and having the last word!

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The day of your high school graduation is one to remember. If you would like to learn more about the graduation services we offer to make you look and feel picture perfect, contact us at (208) 287-2010. You can also book an appointment online by clicking here. Our Boise hair salon stylists, estheticians, and master nail technicians are here to help you with all your hair, skin and nail needs.

Happy graduation from everyone here at unDONE Salon! We wish you all the best of luck in your future endeavors!

 

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Top 4 Reasons You Should Pre-Book An Appointment at unDONE Salon

Between work, family, and personal obligations, schedules can be tough. Even more, fitting everything in can sometimes seem impossible. What if we told you we could help take some of the load off your shoulders? This week’s blog is something that’s very near and dear to our hearts at unDONE Salon. Pre-booking your hair appointments! Although many of our clients do pre-book, some don’t because they don’t understand all the amazing benefits. That’s why we’d like to provide you with top 4 reasons you should pre-book from now on!

Your Time is Valuable

With so many things to do, pre-booking your hair appointment will cross one thing off your important list of things to do. When you book your next appointment before leaving our salon, you will get your choice of date and time. Not only will this help make scheduling easier for you but for your Boise hair salon stylist as well. When your stylist is present while you’re booking they can help dedicate the right amount of time depending on your personal cut, color, and style needs.

Busy Spring Season

Spring is often a busy season for many hairstylists because people are planning ahead for important events and holidays. From spring break vacations to Easter, Mother’s Day, Memorial Day, Father’s Day, and the 4th of July, stylists try to make themselves as available as possible but it’s still hard. Plus, you’re going to want to look your best at all times. Since you’ve got so many things going on this spring, the last thing you want to be concerned about is maintaining your cut or hair color. That’s why it’s important to get on our books as soon as possible so your not dealing with faded color or grown out hair.

Maintain Your Style

Maintaining your style is super important. When you pre-book your Boise hair salon appointment, you’re allowing your stylist to schedule your appointment as they see fit. As stylists, we can determine how fast your hair is growing or when you’ll need a color touch up in order to predict when your next appointment should be. This will save both of us from a huge headache down the road. When you pre-book an appointment, neither of us has to worry about your hair getting too long, full, or rooty. It will also be easier for you to style and maintain between appointments.

Budget Accordingly

From fashion hair colors to Balayage to Ombre, maintaining your hair color can come at a cost. When you pre-book your appointment, you’ll provide yourself with plenty of time to budget and save for your next service. A $100 dollar hair service won’t seem so scary when you stretch it out over a period of 6 weeks. When you do the math it comes down to saving a little over $16 dollars a week. All you have to do is cut back on your morning coffee and your hair is all paid for!

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If you’re not accustomed to pre-booking, unDONE Salon invites you to give it a try. If you would like to schedule your initial appointment, give us a call at (208) 287-2010 and be ahead of the game. You can even schedule an appointment date/time online by clicking here. Alternatively, the next time you visit us, ask your Boise hair salon stylist for advice on when to pre-book and experience all the benefits it offers. See you soon!

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Boise Hair Salon: What You Need To Know About Color Correction

Is your current hair color already out of style? Do you regret copying the hair color of your favorite celeb? Or did an experiment going from brunette to blonde fail miserably and now you have Oompa Loompa hair? It doesn’t matter if you dyed your hair at home or chose the highest priced hair salon in Boise, hair color results can sometimes take a weird detour and come out in any hue (except the one you anticipated).

If this has happened to you, don’t panic. unDONE Salon can provide you with a hair color correction treatment. Our dedicated team of Boise hair salon stylists have seen it all and can help you recover from any hair color disaster.

What is a Hair Color Correction Service?

Color correction is a term that gets thrown around a lot but is often misunderstood. To put it simply, a color correction is any situation where previously colored hair is being colored. It’s also important to understand that once hair is colored, the pigment stays within the hair strand until it either grows out or gets cut off. So yes, if you’ve ever changed hair colors, almost everyone (except those with virgin hair) have had some sort of color correction.

What Happens During a Color Correction Treatment?

Color correction is a process that usually involves several steps. It also requires you to be honest about your color history with your Boise hair salon stylist.

During a consultation, your stylist will make sure your hair is healthy and strong enough to withstand the color correction process. Over-processed hair can cause it to become weak and damaged which results in a loss of elasticity and porosity which causes color to fade faster than normal. We may also take a couple of test strands —  small amounts of hair that will be used to correctly formulate your hair color.

While color corrections can sometimes be done in one day, others require multiple hair color services over a period of time. To achieve your desired color there are a variety of factors your Boise hair salon stylist must consider. This includes your current color, desired color, your hair’s porosity and how much time was booked for the service —  which can sometimes take up a whole day. While you may not leave unDONE Salon with your desired hair color in one single sitting, it’s to prevent damage while giving your hair time to recover from the lightening process rather than trying to fit it all in one sitting.

  • When going from dark to light, your Boise hair salon stylist will use a lightener (a salon-grade form of bleach). This will de-color your hair before another color or toner is used to add color back into your hair.
  • When going from light to dark, hair must be filled with an in-between color before the desired hair color is achieved. This prevents your hair color from becoming muddy or green.

While the hair color correction process can seem overwhelming, the team at unDONE Salon can help you achieve amazing results anytime you need to fix or want to change your look. Our Boise hair salon stylists know the correct way to color your hair without damaging it in the process. No matter what shade or tint you want, we can customize a hair color just for you. We promise personalized results every time!

Preventing Hair Color Issues

It’s important to prevent hair color issues by making sure you are working with an experienced Boise hair salon stylist. Never be afraid to ask questions and be specific about the results you’re looking to achieve. If we think a color or technique is a bad idea, it’s probably best to listen to us. Hair can only take so much. That’s why you should always think carefully before going back and forth between light and dark hair colors.

At unDONE Salon, our Boise hair salon stylists are highly skilled in the art of color and trained in all of the latest hair trends and techniques in the industry. From highlights and lowlights to full-color correction, we offer a variety of hair color services to create beautiful, vibrant color. We also only use the highest quality salon formulas to protect the health and integrity of your hair. Let us help you choose the perfect shade to enhance your features and compliment your style!

Contact us at (208) 287-2010 today or book an appointment online.

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Boise Hair Salon Tips: Reasons To Try A New Hairstyle

Many women throughout the Treasure Valley fear trying out a new cut or hair color. They worry about the way it will look or that it won’t turn out the way they had hoped. Simply put, they are scared of trying something different even though they want something new. However, the best thing about hair is that it grows back — nothing you do is going to be permanent!

If you’re looking for a bold, new hairstyle, make an appointment at unDONE Salon. We offer a wide variety of services to help you achieve the look you want. That’s why we’d like to provide you with the following reasons to get over your fear and try something new!

It’s Not Permanent

As we stated above, your hair is constantly changing. Even if you’re not doing anything different, it’s always growing. Depending on sun exposure, your color can also change day to day. So if you are worried about doing anything permanent, forget about it! Your hair will always grow back…

It Will Spice Up Your Look

There are times in our lives when you just need a change. You realize that things have become monotonous and old. This is when many people get tattoos, buy a new car, move to a new area, etc. However, wouldn’t it be easier and much less of a commitment just to change up your look?

Getting a new cut or hair color can provide you with the change you need to feel fierce and in control of your life. Not to mention, this option is a little less drastic than the ones listed above. At unDONE Salon, we say go for it! Cut off those lone locks you’ve been rocking since high school and get the pixie cut you’ve always wanted. You may end up loving it way more than you thought you ever would have!

You Can Rock Different Styles

Trying a new cut or hair color is a good way to figure out what you like. Today, there so many options to choose from that the possibilities are pretty much endless. Even better, with so many people rocking different styles, you can pretty much pull off any look you want and make it seem normal. So why not try going blonde for a while? You may end up loving the change and finding a color that looks even better than the one you’ve got now.

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There are so many reasons to be bold with your hair. If you decide it’s time to try a new look, let unDONE Salon help you perfect your new “do”. Looking for more inspiration? Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest where we share all kinds of ideas!

Contact us at (208) 287-2010 or schedule online. We look forward to seeing you!