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Hair Color

Balayage Beauty

The latest and greatest concept in hair fashion is one that enables individuals to not only rock their natural color, but also save some money and time by visiting the salon less frequently. Meet the balayage: a technique that brightens hair while adding dimension and creating a more natural look.

At Alter Ego Studio Salon, the balayage has become many clients’ go-to request.

“It is a style that doesn’t require a lot of upkeep,” explains Alter Ego owner and hair/makeup artist, Tim Muir. “It’s a very natural, subtle look.”

The balayage is perfect for those wanting to get back to their roots. Not to be confused with the popular ombre style, which melts three different colors from darker to lighter, the balayage is more of a highlighted, natural-blended look. One that Tim refers to as “painted.”

“The painted looks are more of a trend right now because of their benefits of less upkeep and the more natural effect,” says Tim.

The prospect of less upkeep is particularly appealing to those clients on the go. Depending on their hair, clients can go anywhere from three to six months in between appointments, especially during the summer because of the natural highlights that the sun brings out in the hair. This cuts down tremendously on time—and money—spent at a salon.

There is no color requirement to sport a balayage. Tim and his styling team have created beautiful painted looks on clients with hair colors ranging from super dark to red to blond. The final result ultimately depends on what the client is hoping to achieve.

“When a client requests a more natural look, I suggest a balayage. This begins with discussing the color level of the client’s natural hair color, and then finding out what color the client desires to be,” explains Tim. “Those wanting to spend less time maintaining the look will want to stay on the more natural side.”

Once a color is determined, Alter Ego Studio Salon stylists goes over the lightening process with the client. From there, the stylist gets to work creating a seamless look that generates stunning results.

Interested in sporting a highlighted natural look? Talk to your Alter Ego Studio Salon stylist about the balayage. 

Look Red Carpet Ready for Sundance 2016

Unlike celebrities, most festival goers do not have the assistance of a professional stylist and hair/makeup artist to get them camera-ready for events in Park City. To help you prep for Sundance, Alter Ego Studio Salon founder and hair/makeup artist to the stars, Tim Muir, shares some secrets to red carpet success for those planning to brave the cold and partake in all that the festival offers.

Wigs, Hair Extensions

Tim's Travels in San Francisco, CA- "Handz on Tour" by Tokyo Stylez

In between the busy holiday hustle and bustle of clients getting their hair done.  I took a little time off for an in-depth educational wig making class taught by celebrity hair stylist "Tokyo Stylez".  If you've seen Kylie Jenner's colorful hair lately then you have seen his work. Tokyo has made wigs for countless celebrities such as Kylie Jenner, Serena Williams, rapper Lil Kim, and Naomi Campbell to name a few.  Class was held at the scenic Marriott Waterfront hotel that had breathtaking ocean views all around, a nice change from Utah's wasatch mountains.  With a start time of noon, a large line formed to one of the conference rooms.  Stylists had traveled from all over the U.S. to learn Tokyo's flawless wig and lace frontal application techniques.  After checking in I went to a table in front of the platform and began setting up my supplies.  Tokyo was already in the room and started the class with a warm introduction.  During the 7 hour class I was taught fundamentals of wig making and secrets of his trademark illusion techniques.  A business and social media segment was taught by his manager Chris Aaron, and a surprise appearance was made by model/actress Karrueche Tran as one of his hair models.  

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It was a blessing to connect with other successful hair artists to share knowledge about our trade.  If you are interested in having a wig made contact the salon for a free consultation.

Thank you to all my clients for your continued support! - Tim

Hair Color

Olaplex works on ALL Hair Textures!

 

What is this Olaplex you keep hearing about?  Let us get you up to speed.

Olaplex is the latest breakthrough in preventing breakage and restoring life and luster to your hair. Olaplex is a “bond multiplier,” it will multiply and rebuild those bonds, lessening the damage and leaving your hair healthier and stronger than it would otherwise be. A group of reputable and award winning chemists created the product and colorists worldwide are achieving amazing results.  This must-have technology is the perfect haircolor upgrade during your next service. Want to know more? Read on.                  

Who is Olaplex for?

We are happy to announce Olaplex works on ALL Hair Textures!  Perfect for any client who is looking to dramatically change their haircolor, clients with fragile hair or those prone to breakage, relaxed and chemically processed hair.  If you want to strengthen your hair and drastically reduce the look of split ends, try Olaplex on its own.  No color service required. 

How is Olaplex used?

As an in salon treatment Olaplex Bond Multiplier No. 1 is added directly to your color or lightner formula.  After rinsing color from the hair your colorist will apply Olapex Bond Perfector No. 2 for 5-10 minutes then rinse, shampoo, and condition.  As an added bonus Olaplex has created a take home product for client use in-between salon visits. Hair Perfector No. 3 is to be used once a week to further strengthen the hair and help your color last longer.

At Alter Ego Studio Salon, we are proud to offer Olaplex along with great colors, cuts, and styles! Our staff is highly trained and ready to help you transform your hair. Have you been tough on your hair?  Do you notice signs of hair breakage and split ends?  Talk to your stylist about Olaplex.