• Jacqueline Weesner

Our hair tells us when it's not happy. And dry ends are something each one of us struggles with. How do you know your hair is dry? Hair that is dry has lost its shine and overall softness. This can be from lack of moisture in our wash products, or that it's time to part ways with our dry ends. A signal that moisture is off balance is when the hair becomes difficult to manage and detangle. Certain months even bring with it the static feeling in our hair and this is our hair screaming for help and moisture!


Here are the options you have in salon


Moisture treatments! You know how we are constantly slathering our hands, face, and body in lotions? Our scalp and hair can require the same amount of TLC. And often we wash, condition, and then heat style without treating our hair needs. Repeated shampooing continues to make this situation worse because shampoos strip and cleanse our hair.


In salon, I offer an express moisture treatment that processes at the same time your color does. You're placed under a halo color processor which allows all the hydration to touch every strand of hair.


But it will make my hair flat


Not true! Moisture treatments that are free from wax and plastic will not weigh our hair down. How often should hair treatments be used at home? The benefits of a conditioning treatment will last for a few weeks. Repeating this process every few weeks will help heal the damage and dryness color processing and heat styling takes on our hair.


Moisture treatments can be added onto any salon appointment and are the most inexpensive way of making lifeless hair look transformed. Schedule your moisture treatment here: www.jacquelineweesner.com/schedule-online

  • Jacqueline Weesner

Updated: Feb 20

Hairspray over time has become a bit dated. My clients enjoy wearing their hair for many days before washing and restyling and often don't want to layer on a ton of products. No matter the amount of products a client prefers to wear on their hair, I always top off my finished looks with a gentle mist of hairspray. And wow does it make a difference.


Hairspray does a lot of cool science stuff to our hair.


It allows us to walk around in a bubble, not allowing the hot, humid environment to sink our perfectly styled hair. Hairspray has a way of touching and coating our hair to block out humidity and frizz. Even a simple task of opening a warm dishwasher can make your hair instantly poof up.


Times have made hairspray so much easier to use. The once sticky, funky smelling hairsprays are only found in drug stores. The hairspray I use in the salon and on my own hair is this lovely concoction (available for purchase, $25).

Crunchy ringlets and helmet hair are things of the past. Let's freshen your perspective on how the right hairspray can make your style last longer than you'd think!

  • Jacqueline Weesner

I hear the phrase, "I don't want to see warmth" very often when lightening my client's hair. Client's don't want to walk out of the door feeling orange and brassy.


First of all, let me explain why orange, brassy tones happen. All hair has warmth to it. It doesn't matter if you're born with darkest brown hair or an ashy light blonde. During the lightening process, the hair pulls the warmth out in order to get lighter.



When a client walks out with orange hair, this means the color wasn't able to lighten enough to get past the warm tones they were wanting to avoid.

Simply applying hair color and hoping it all goes well isn't how I approach hair color.


Let's take a popular beauty figure like Khloe Kardashian and see her journey towards lighter hair:

Khloe has naturally dark hair. In the process of working towards a lighter shade, she has worn copper tones, then gold before her hair reached a cool light blonde. While we think celebrities are always changing their mind with their hair; the truth is they know what's possible in one color appointment and know a huge shift like this takes time. When clients come to me looking for an instant dark to light result bad things can happen (especially if you're hair is already dry and damaged). Spreading out color changes over a period of time allows for the hair to stay healthy and strong.


It's trendy to be ashy blonde but how does that actually happen?

If you looked at the first image I included with this blog post, you noticed the lightest shade possible (a level 10 blonde) still has natural yellow tones to it. And here's how the magic of hair color happens. The lightening process is just the beginning. During that we're removing hair pigment and seeing how light your hair is able to get.


The next part of the process is my FAVE!

The lightener is shampooed from the hair and we're able to see what we're left to work with. There's a reason salon's don't have mirrors near shampoo bowls -- scary warm colors show when the hair is lightened and a trained colorist knows how to fix just that!


A color toner is then placed over the hair to refine the warmth and brassy color left behind. This process is non-damaging and allows the hair cuticle to close back down, feel shiny and healthy again.


While toners (also called a color gloss) are amazing, they also have their limits. They're unable to make our hair lighter and brighter. Instead, they refine the pigments left behind. Picture an image you're uploading to Instagram. The lightening and skin tone looks softer and more natural when a filter is used on the image. Hair color toners work in the same way!


No one wants to feel orange, brassy, and faded. Knowing how light to take a client's hair color to prevent brassy tones from happening is so important! Check back here for more info on maintaining cool hair color tones at home between your hair appointments.

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Jacqueline Weesner Hairstylist & Colorist

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