With the changing trend people have become more and more attentive to how they look. A perfect appearance not only makes them stand out of the crowd, but also boosts their confidence.
One such popular fad is hair coloring which is getting highly in-demand with each passing day due to the various brands coming up with better quality, better choices of colors and competitive prices. Though there may be countless choices in the hair color range, but you need to identify which one will look just perfect on you and will compliment well with your skin tone. It really makes a huge difference. Hence identifying what hair color compliments your skin tone best is the most challenging task when it comes to getting your hair colored. Moreover it is quite confusing as well as you are not an expert in color theory so how would you know which are the most flattering shades for you. And since the information on the Internet is unclear, wrong or incomplete, it makes all the more difficult to choose the most suitable one. If you have any questions you would like to talk with a professional about, reach out to Purity Hair Design, we are an Aveda hair salon serving the Albany area.
Here is a step by step guide to choose the hair color that is best for your skin tone:
People with cool skin tones should go for colors like violet, violet-red and blue, green base, jet black and dark brown, white, icy blonde, ash blonde, ashy brown platinum blonde also suits them well. Golden blonde, caramel or honey, reddish copper, honey blonde, colors with orange and golden browns is a big no for them.
People with warm skin tones should go for colors with an orange base or a red undertone, like rich auburns, golden blonde, copper or caramel tones, golden browns, milk chocolate, chocolate brown, honey colors, toffee, beige blonde, honey blonde. Whereas platinum blonde, ash brown, and blue, green or violet undertone hues, black, ashy colors are a big no!
Hair coloring is in trend these days and almost everyone wants to improve their looks and feel confident by flaunting the right hair color that suits their persona. It doesn’t matter if you want to change your hair color entirely or just wish to maintain the natural color of your hair, there is a wide range of the best hair colors to choose from. And if you are amongst those women who wish to flaunt their style with the most amazing hair color then you need to research for the best hair color products available because choosing sub-standard and cheap products can damage your hair tremendously. There are more than a thousand hair color products available over-the-counter to change your appearance, but not all are safe. Thus be careful and don’t just rush for any hair color product that you see in commercials.
First, seek advice from your hair stylist if you wish to get your hair colored. But make sure that he or she is a professional. Your stylist will inform you whether the color will suit you and whether it is safe to use. For many people today, changing hair color is not a big deal and it is their common routine. However some people go for a completely new hair color while some stick to the natural shades. So whether you wish to cover the gray strands or want to follow the fashion or if you just want some change, you should seek advice from a professional. A professional advice is necessary no matter why you want a hair color change. What could be more irritating to spend a good sum and see your hair color fade away in a few washes, moreover the damage caused adds up to your irritation. This is when you need to consider professional and high quality hair coloring products like Aveda.
Aveda offers a range of permanent and semi permanent hair color line. The high quality products provide complete coverage, unmatched longevity, fantabulous color and unbelievable conditioning to your hair. It is 100% natural product made while considering the social and environmental safety. Not only the hair color line, but even the packaging of this product is done with recycled materials. After application you will definitely be amazed with the results as it gives you a completely natural look. Unlike other hair color range that uses petrochemicals, Aveda uses essential plant oils like sunflower, jojoba, babassu and castor which is harvested organically. Moreover, this hair color line is free from nitro-chemicals, ammonia, parabens and ingredients derived from animals. Thus it is safe and does not damage your hair like other low-quality hair coloring products. So enjoy months of deep and rich hair color while maintaining the shine and quality of your hair. In fact, the condition of your hair improves considerably.
Aveda's hair color line is your best bet as you not only have a wide range of colors to select from, but it prevents the damage and provides deep conditioning giving you soft, shinny and thick locks with beautiful shades of your choice that last long and maintains its quality.
Purity Hair Design is proud to be an official Aveda hair salon servicing our clients throughout the Capital Region. If you are looking for a new hair salon in the Albany area, consider scheduling an appointment with us to today!!!
Finally, your big day has arrived and you are all set to be a beautiful bride for the man of your dreams. Wedding day is once in a lifetime event and every girl dreams about looking the prettiest on that day. Well the wedding gown, the jewelry and the accessories definitely help you look the most beautiful bride on your special day, but hiring a salon for your makeup and hair-do will work wonders. Usually many brides prefer self makeup and hair style due to the high expenses and tight budget. But it is definitely worth the cost to get hair and makeup done at a professional salon.
Before you make a choice, here are the benefits of hiring a salon to do your hair and makeup for your wedding:
Have an upcoming wedding and looking for a wedding makeup artist in Albany, please consider Purity Hair Design for all of your wedding makeup or hair salon needs.
Every woman dreams of having lustrous locks that add to her beauty. Of course, hair is the essence of beauty for every woman. But keeping in mind the unhealthy eating habits and hectic lifestyle that is highly stressful, having a head full of heavy and healthy hair is literally a dream. It is often said that what we eat is visible on our skin and hair, however in today’s world, it is not just the food we eat, it is all about a lot of beauty products and cosmetic treatments that help you make stand out from the crowd. Hair being the most visible part of the body, every woman wants it to be shiny, healthy, long and heavy which makes it quite appealing and enhances her self-confidence. This is when hair extensions help greatly and changes your dream to reality. Among the several benefits of hair extensions, the most obvious one is that your natural hair looks long and voluminous thus adding to its attractiveness.
There are different types of hair extensions and the most popular one is Keratin bonded hair extensions.
Keratin bonded hair extensions are attached to your hair through keratin bonds. The tip of the extension is fused with the natural hair using hot tool. This is an extremely popular hair extension treatment that most women prefer these days. However, post treatment, you hair requires high maintenance for it to last long and prevent any kind of damage to your natural hair. Keratin bonded hair extension is not recommended for women who are suffering from weak or damaged hair as this treatment can pull out your natural hair.
Keratin bonded hair extensions must be done in a trustworthy beauty salon where the professionals are highly trained for this job. This type of hair treatment requires intense training and experience for perfect results. Some possible side effects that you might notice after keratin bonded hair extensions is hair fall. You must address this issue it immediately as these are the early signs of damage. Eventually, it could result in damage of the hair follicles and irreversible hair loss. Most of the times, if the hair extensions are heavy or attached very tightly, they exert pressure on your natural hair, thus causing the hair follicles to get weaker and you experience a lot of hair fall. Thus take professional help the moment you notice hair fall. To reduce the hair damage, your beauty professional will recommend you some tips that will help you greatly. They might recommend you to avoid applying conditioners or oil as the bonds might get weak and extensions may slip off, however, you can condition along the lengths. Moreover, avoid using heated appliances like dryer or hair iron near the bond as it might weaken it. But if you are conditioning or blow drying, make sure it is done only on the lengths. First start blow-drying the lengths and then bend your head forward to dry your natural hair. Do not apply heat on the bonds. You can definitely avoid damage to your hair with regular visits to your salon for proper maintenance of the bonds.
Do you live in Albany and considering a new organic hair salon? We invite you to consider Purity Hair Design, an official Aveda hair salon serving the greater Albany area.
We all know the health benefits of going organic, be it food or the products we use. Today, people are experiencing very severe health problems due to the chemicals used in almost everything. The vegetables, pulses and fruits we eat are all treated with heavy pesticides and insecticides that have ruined our health.
Moreover, the beauty products we use are also full of chemicals that are harmful for our skin and hair too. Initially, we cannot notice the side-effects of such chemical products but as time passes by we see irreversible damage it causes to our body. Thus, going organic is the only best option left if we really wish to live a healthy and beautiful life.
Apart from being health conscious, people have become conscious about their appearance too. They want to look beautiful and young hence try different types of beauty treatments to feel confident. Among other beauty treatments, hair color is the most popular trend going on. It is a billion dollar industry as people spend a lot on coloring their hair. Hair color is not age-specific. It doesn’t matter if you are young or old, teen or an adult, everyone loves to experiment latest hair coloring products to look gorgeous. The main problem with hair coloring is the amount of chemicals that go into its making. Chemicals cause a lot of allergic reactions and may prove really dangerous if ignored. Chemicals cause immense damage to hair follicles thus making them weak and your hair becomes brittle and breaks quickly. Hair starts thinning too and eventually leads to pre-mature balding. Thus it is strongly recommended to opt for an organic hair salon.
At an organic hair salon they use high grade organic products for your hair which are free of harsh chemicals. They offer good strength to your natural hair and has normal pH balance giving you a more natural look and feel to your hair. Organic products are safe and purely made from natural ingredients that never damage the quality of your hair, in fact they make your hair healthier and manageable too. Organic hair colors do not contain preservatives, ammonia and paraben and are generally handmade and produced in small amounts using vegetarian products. Thus it is safe for your skin too as most hair colors come in contact with your skin while application.
Since the professional beauticians use organic hair color products at the organic hair salons there is no pungent odor while application process. These hazardous fumes are released when chemical hair color products are used. Hence people having respiratory problems like asthma or bronchitis can easily get their hair color done comfortably at the right salon. You can breathe easier! Moreover, while getting your global hair color done, you will not sense any kind of irritation, your cuticles are safe and your hair is safe and healthy thus no fear of losing your lustrous locks.
You may choose from a wide range of liquid or cream based organic hair color products. All are equally safe and give good results. From a wild look to a sedate appearance, you can choose any that suits your style without the fear of damaging your natural hair. Why compromise on your beauty when you have such an amazing collection of organic hair color range available at organic salons!
Located in the Albany area and looking for an organic hair salon? We invite you to check out Purity Hair Design, located in the heart of Voorheesville.
These days, everyone is very busy due to their hectic schedules and at the same time everyone wants to look perfect. Even with the perfect dress, the right footwear and matching accessories, you need to wear light makeup to boost your confidence and look up to the mark. However, makeup is incomplete without beautiful, thick and curled eye lashes. There are many women who have thin eyelashes and are not satisfied even after applying mascaras.
Thus, women who dream of having long and thick eyelashes can think about lash extensions that can satisfy their desire for pretty eyelashes. A lot of women are really worried about lash extension as some have experienced bad results. But whether eyelash extensions damage the eye lashes depends on several factors like who does it, the quality of the product, how does your skin react to it etc.
When it is about your eyes, you definitely want to be very careful. Though, there are several DIY kits available on the market, you need to be alert as there are a few risks involved if you are trying it yourself, like pulling the lashes, improper alignment of lashes, improper application of extensions, glue entering your eyes, eye irritation etc. Moreover, you need to remember that you do not have to rub your eyes while you have lash extensions because it can ruin your natural lashes too. There is a certain limit to the length and thickness for lash extensions. This ensures that your natural lashes are not harmed in any way and remain healthy too. Women with shorter and thinner natural lashes won’t look good with very long, thick and curled eye lashes. Hence, if it your first time and you are unsure about the end results, it is better to add half set and then increase as it suits you. It is tougher to remove the lashes that are already added.
These problems can be avoided by choosing a good professional hair salon where a professional beauty technician is well trained for the lash extension job and can explain you the do’s and don’ts in details. Everyone is unique and so are their lashes. Some have thick, some have scanty, some have curled while other have straight. So depending on the type of natural lashes you have, the expert will work accordingly. Since high quality products are used at professional beauty salons, many of the problems can be avoided. The qualified beauticians will work very carefully so the glue doesn’t even touch your skin. So there is no fear of allergic reaction or eye irritation too. Moreover, the professionals know the difference between an infection and allergic reaction. A licensed beautician will not allow the infection to occur but if the glue doesn’t suit your skin, then the allergic reaction will occur, but that doesn’t imply that the glue is dangerous!
Most people also fear that due to the weight of lash extensions, the natural lashes may shed off. The hair follicles of natural lashes cannot bear the weight of lash extensions and may eventually fall off. However, with expert technicians and professional products used for lash extension, this problem is ruled out too.
If you are looking for a new hair and beauty salon in the Albany area, please consider Purity Hair Design, located in historic Voorheesville, NY.
Hair forms the most essential aspect of beauty. Be it a female or male, hair enhances a person’s personality, boosts confidence and improves the overall appearance. Eating healthy nutritious food and maintaining proper hygiene improves the density, quality, strength and growth of hair. At the same time, it is essential to take proper care of hair so that you do not come across common issues related to hair like dryness, hair fall, dandruff, split ends, thinning, breakage, premature graying etc. Here are a few hair care tips that will help you maintain healthy, shinny, smooth and strong hair this summer.
Proper and regular hair wash
Washing hair with mild and good quality shampoo is often recommended. It helps to keep your scalp and hair clean, thereby avoiding most hair problems effectively. It is also necessary to wash your hair regularly, but not very frequently as there is depletion of natural oils with frequent wash thus leaving your hair dull and dry. However, it is a good idea to keep your scalp clean by washing it twice a week.
Use chemical free shampoo
Use high quality shampoos that do not contain harmful chemicals like sulfur or paraben. Sulfates are added for lather while parabens are added for preserving that causes irritation in eyes and skin. Thus, stay away from shampoos that contain these chemicals.
Proper conditioner after hair wash
It is very necessary to condition your hair after every hair wash as the hard water these days often damage the natural hair protein. Moreover, the hair that are color treated or that are chemically treated need extra moisturizing and need to be hydrated. Thus, deep conditioning is the best way to protect your color treated or chemical treated hair.
Your hair needs moisturizer just like your skin, so it is necessary to oil your hair regularly so that it remains strong and shines with health. Massaging your scalp with warm oil at least twice a week strengthens the roots and provides desired moisture to your hair roots thus improving its quality and thickness. Coconut oil, castor oil, almond oil, olive oil and essential oil mixed in proper proportions can be applied for better results. Just apply a few hours before hair wash and see the effects.
Avoid chemical treatments and hair colors
As much as possible stay away from hair treatments like smoothening and straightening or re-bonding as these treatments break the natural bonds of your hair which makes your hair weak, dry and brittle. Although these treatments give a beautiful look at first, but later it will surely damage your hair. Use hair colors that are ammonia free and only if necessary. Branded products do not contain high amount of ammonia, hence highly recommended.
Care after hair wash
If possible dry your hair naturally under the sun or simply towel dry. Avoid using dryers and other equipment that gives out heat to dry your hair. Never brush your hair while still wet. Use a wide tooth comb to detangle your hair, brushing will add to brittleness and further create split ends.
If you do all the above and are looking, you might still be looking for a great, organic hair salon in Albany, consider scheduling an appointment with Purity Hair Design.
We all hear it ALL the time. The pregnant woman has the infamous "glow." Why, you might ask, to this seem to take place? The answer is simple: during pregnancy there is an amazingly high surge of hormones that our now coursing through her body, helping her adjust to having to care for her needs but also those of her expected child. The hormones help her skin look clear and perfect. Surprisingly, her hair grows at an accelerated rate and her nails get much thicker, shinier and stronger. So, when all this rapid change is taking place, the question that begs an honest answer: is it safe to color my hair while I am pregnant?
With our combined decades of experience with hair coloring and pregnant clients, we can definitely speak to this question and hopefully, provide some clarity.
To start with, you always have to look at the ingredients in the hair coloring that you are planning to use. You have to identify if there are chemicals in the hair coloring that will harm your baby. We know for certain that there are many hair care products on the market that are harmful and you should avoid them. At Purity Hair Design, we only use safe, organic products that will not cause harm to you or your family. We only carry premier products by Aveda and Neuma.
If you are concerned about coloring, it is safe to use ammonia free color. We would recommend talking with your physician to be certain what he or she recommends. At the end of the day it is a personal decision but, if you can wait to color your hair until after you deliver, we would advise it.
Regardless of which direction you decide, we always recommend discussing your final hair appointment before the actual birth of your baby. We want your routine appointment to be timed right so we can get you looking your best when the time comes to deliver.
So, in a nutshell, we recommend holding off if you can but if you want to try an organic hair coloring product, we do have options you can consider. If you are looking for an organic hair salon in Albany that can help you in your selection and style, please consider Purity Hair Design.
We get so many questions about different hair styles, trends, and, especially, about hair coloring.
So, we thought we would share a few of the most popular questions we get from our clients when it comes to coloring your hair.
Should I Color my hair myself?
At some point, every lady is going to feel a bit bored with their natural hair color. Depending on the season, you might want to go lighter or darker, likely only a shade or two. Perhaps even add some face-framing highlights or, if you are bit older, or are just lucky enough as a younger lady in your late-20’s, work to cover up some of the sneaky gray hair trying to find a way out.
Of course you can take this project on yourself. Many ladies do, and, unfortunately, a tad unsuccessfully. We are typically the next phone call when the coloring doesn’t blend as planned or if the color does not appear as they expected it to. We recommend leaving all hair coloring work to a professional, especially one that is designated as a premier Aveda hair salon.
That being said, there are always situations where DIY people can get away with coloring their own hair: if you are going for a single process color and nothing overly dramatic. If you only want to change by a shade darker or lighter, if you are less than 50% gray and want to cover it up are great examples of those rare instances you can get away with doing it yourself.
Now, highlights should be left to a professional, especially if you are doing full-head highlights. At the end of the day, doing your own hair coloring is a choice you have to make. If you feel confidence in your abilities and can follow the instructions provide, give it a go. Otherwise, if you are concerned and do not feel you are capable, obviously, schedule an appointment with a professional hair salon.
Another question we get often is if a client should get highlights or all-over color. It’s a really great question. Each individual must be treated special and unique. You could easily brighten up your face if you were to add what we call face-framing highlights.
Now, an all-over color look is ideal for women that want to go a few shades lighter or if they are looking to cover up the spread of gray hair. If you look, you could mix it up and do a little bit of both. Just do NOT attempt this at home, this is a special technique best left to a professional.
Choices. It’s what makes doing your hair so much fun. We recommend if you are looking for a new hair salon in Albany to consider choosing the premier Aveda salon we are proud to be. Purity Hair Design is committed to providing outstanding service and deliver results that will have your girlfriends jealous.
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The History of Neuma
We at Purity Hair Design are passionate about providing first class services and delivering an experience that you will not soon forget. We proud ourselves on using on high quality products and maintaining industry-leading certifications and knowledge of the latest trends, styles and fashion ideas.
Neuma is a brand we love. There is much synergy with the Neuma product lines and how we render service to you, our clients. So, we thought we would give you just a taste of what Neuma stands for.
Neuma's purpose, as they say is to deliver "amazingly beautiful and healthy hair. They believe in uncompromised quality and that you can offer high performance hair care products at an affordable price while still delivering great value . Neuma believes it is responsible for vetting all ingredients that make up its products and ensuring they are clean and created in "green" environments. Being willing to provide full disclosure of their ingredients assures its customers that they are only receiving the best of hair care products.
We believe these core principles have guided Neuma to its elite status it has attained. Further, we are proud to offer such a high quality product line to our clients. Schedule an appointment today and find out how much there is to the Neuma product line!!!
If you are looking for a new hair salon in the Albany area that is warm, inviting and exceeds your expectations, we ask you to consider Purity Hair Design, located in the heart of charming Voorheesville, NY.
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