We now offer home coloring kits to those that are vulnerable or do not feel ready to visit a social settling such as a salon. Salon visits are a violation of social distancing when working in such close proximity to clients and because of this we understand many of you may need home solutions. We have put together a professional solution that can be purchased on our website and picked up curbside, to help you do your coloring at home. Self help video tutorials will be available soon.
Home Coloring Consultation
Purchase a consultation with one of our colorist to discuss your color needs and design a personalized formula. Consultations will take place outside weather permitting or on a video conference. Add the Home Color Consultation to your purchase if you are a first time client or need a color formula update. Existing clients do not need to purchase a consult if the same formula is desired.
Home Coloring Product Kit
We prepare your customized color formula to take home and immediately apply yourself. This is a one process coloring solution to lighten regrowth hair with color up to 3 levels or cover grey. The custom color formula is mixed 15min prior to your arrival and is the same product formula we use as if you came into the salon for a service. It is not a prepackaged color out of a tube or bottle. A customized formula with a reputable product like Goldwell, will help to prevent mistakes such as color banding or striping and prevents the color from going to dark. Highlighting and Balayage hair painting requires a physical technique and would be necessary to do in-salon.
We apply the color in salon and you rinse off at home. You are in and out of salon in a flash! Perfect for those on the go with zero time and or those reducing the time being spent indoors during the pandemic. Make an appointment or walk-in for a service. We will consult, apply and prepare you for the drive home to rinse. Most visits are done within 30mins. Best option to receive a professional color application and a great time saver!
Benefits: The ability to have your professional customized color formula in the safety of your own home. Each color formula is made up of the multiple pigments that are necessary to effectively color grey hair, reduce and prevent brassy red undertones, prevent color from becoming to ashy, prevent making hair too dark or leaving undesirable dark spots. With a customized formula the end results are much easier to control. Traditionally the color formula will consist of 2 separate products; the root color formula and the glaze color formula. However, its common that a larger quantity of only one color formula product is what you receive. Specific instructions provided at curbside pick-up.
Application (root color formula); Apply product to dry hair using tint brush. Traditionally, this product is applied to the roots only. Ask the stylist for details customized to your needs. Process 40 - 60 minutes dependent on product. Rinse thoroughly, shampoo and condition. Often followed by a glaze.
Application (glaze color formula); Shake the bottle to mix product. Squeeze bottle to release product onto damp hair. Traditionally, this product is applied all over head to freshly shampooed damp hair. Ask stylist for details customized for your needs. Process 15 or 40 minutes dependent on product. Rinse thoroughly with water. DO NOT SHAMPOO. Lightly condition.
Wow or Goldwell Color Powder Cover ups: Both products are similar and the only real difference is that the applicators are different. Wow has more color choices. Goldwell Powder seems to hold longer onto hair.
Benefits of both products: use to camouflage roots on part line and hairline in between washes. No commitment. Washes off immediately during next shampoo. We promise! It’s also a great product to have in the future for in between color visits to cover up visible greys or roots coming thru.
Application; apply using brush or sponge applicator that comes with product. Use applicator to apply powder directly to the areas that you want to cover. Its similar to applying eyeshadow but on to the hair. Do not apply to the eyes. Click image to watch video.
Benefits: deposits small amount of pigment every time its applied and as easy as applying conditioner. A temporary color that will eventually rinse off on normal hair porosity. Excellent choice to reduce brassiness or to add a fun temporary color with low commitment. Light-weight conditioning and smells amazing!
Application; use in place of your regular conditioner after shampooing. Let sit on hair for maximum color deposit. Rinse off and style as usual. Can use with every wash or as needed. If you normally use a heavier conditioner or mask for hair moisture, apply and rinse as usual prior the use of Color Revive Conditioner. Leave in conditioners can be used over a Color Revive Conditioner.
Benefits: Semi-Permanent color with immediate coloring results. Not as strong as a full coverage permanent color but will deposit color pigments onto the hair. Results are a blending of the grey or even covering grey and adds color to previously colored highlights when applied all over the hair. Some commitment, adding the most pigment of all the products listed. Pigments wash off in 14 – 24 washes on hair with normal porosity. All results are dependent on color choice and application.
Application: Using gloves apply foam to freshly shampooed, towel dried hair. Can apply directly from can, using a soft sponge or brush to apply or a gloved hands directly to hair. Apply the foam to the roots or if desired all over the hair. Let sit on hair 5-15mins. Never add heat. The longer it sits on the hair, the more the color penetrates. Rinse off product and condition, its preferred that a leave in spray conditioner like Dual Senses Serum Spray is used in place of a rinse off conditioner. Apply SoftColor Hair Color Foam once every 3-4 weeks or as needed. Do not use with every wash.
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The coloring product solutions provided below are temporary solutions and will not permanently alter your current color. These are not perfect solutions but they will get you thru until you come in. We chose these purposefully as a safe solution to use at home, that will not create a potential color correction. They offer different commitment levels of color pigment, with deposit only features and will not lighten natural or existing hair color. Read the benefits of each product option below to determine the best solution for you. If you need help choosing a product or shade email us firstname.lastname@example.org or call 203-222-0344. We would be happy to assist.
The deeper the color shade chosen, the more coverage of the grey but the darker the hair could appear. If your color choice is lighter you will have a reflection of tone or shimmer of tone over grey hairs
Depending on selected shade, color pigments have the ability to temporarily add pigment to existing hair color, including natural hair, highlights, silver or white hair. Larger amounts and courser textures of grey/white hair will be the most difficult to color evenly. Do not be surprised if the results are a sheer blended coverage of the grey and white hair. An indicator of results is the more white vs grey is present in the roots, the more likely the color results will be sheer or blended.
Those desiring lighter roots, choosing one of the Root Powder Cover Ups would be the best choice. A lighter powder color can give the illusion of lightness over darker roots. The WOW Platinum or Goldwell Light Blonde root powder cover ups are excellent choices for this. We recommend either of these instead of doing a store bought box color that can cause possible brassy or orange roots.
We recommend using gloves to protect and prevent staining of hands when applying colors especially for the darker colors. Pigmented products if making contact, can stain other porous services, such as skin, walls, tile, curtains, counters and other surfaces. Try to prevent the product from making contact and wipe immediately if possible to prevent stains and make clean up easier. Do not under any circumstances place these or any color products under a heat source.
Its common to purchase both of these products for use. SoftColor is more of a color service and Color Revive is more of regular use product. When using SoftColor it is not necessary to also use the Color Revive on the same day. Nothing negative will happen but would waste the Color Revive Product. We at Artistex do not like you to waste any product!
We expect that some clients may consider applying a store bought box color, professional Permanent or Demi-Permanent Color from a beauty supply and Henna Colors with promises of being a healthier choice. We can not stop you from doing this but we strongly suggest you don't and here is why. Any of these options can cause unfavorable results and a very costly color corrective situation. This is especially concerning with blondes, red hair and clients with highlights or balayage. We know its tough right now and are suggesting the product solutions below to ensure that later we can easily service your hair without having to first charge for a corrective coloring service. Please do not use googled or home remedies to color or lighten hair.
It is strongly advised not to use a Henna Product. In most cases it is not possible to remove or correct a Henna Product. Henna is often used in products labeled Natural or Organic and can give a false impression of being temporary.
If you have done one of these options on your hair and have a brassy or orange result. The best solution at this point to correct it, is to use the SoftColor Hair Color Foam to help neutralize the undesirable tones. In some cases the only correction we can offer is to apply a dark color all over hair. Contact us and we will help you choose a color shade.
1. Bring small pot water to a boil
2. Wash face (cleanser then scrub)
3. Pour the steaming water into a bowl (optional; add essential oils like Lavender or Jojoba oil for skin balancing)
4. Place a towel over your head and steam 10 to 15min
5. If whiteheads are present and ready to be removed; using a q-tip or gauze gently push out sebum. If its deeper and a blackhead using a comedone extractor if available or leave it alone. Do not force the extraction.
6. Use natural witch hazel or toner to close pore and clean area (can be used all over face in general) *tip; a salicylic or benzoyl spot treatment best for blemishes
7. Use a serum hyaluronic. (all skin types) or vitamin c all skin types especially for acne spots and hyperpigmentation or argon oil /retinol for anti- aging skin
8. Last step Moisturize and relax your done
Watch as Ashley, a spa technician with Artistex shares a fun easy home facial tip with items right out of your kitchen! Super cool! This tips will get you by until we see you again. Hang in there!
To brighten up dull tired looking skin at home mix:
Use as a toner to brighten skin, relieves inflammation, reduce the size of pores, and helps with acne. Super easy and save in a bottle for later use!
Ashley tells how to properly file nails and steps to a home manicure. Remove old polish and shape nail with a file using these steps;
Wash hands of nail dust and dry. If applying lotion, avoid lotion on the nail. This may cause polish to peel. Apply to all nails a clear base coat, 1-2 coats colored polish, finish with a clear top coat. Air Dry.
Interesting fact; nail polish takes 24 hours to properly dry.