It’s Been Too Long

For REAL though. It has been way to long and I’m sorry to all 6 followers 😂 that are anxiously awaiting the latest and greatest from The Book of Caleb.
This client came in with a warm, red to bronde base wanting some highlighted dimension. At this point I can say I like doing a balayage (hand painted) and foil combo to realistically achieve the sun kissed look. I can’t say it enough, it’s all about placement people!

To lift I used Aveda Enlightener with ‘half and half’ volume developer (aka 15vol which is half 10vol and half 20vol #cosmotalk). Toned with 30g Beige 10g Gold Blonde Finish.

Before & After: Color & Cut Refresh

Chop chop! Can I just say this as a hair stylist and hope it translates the right way? If your hair is past your bra strap it probably isn’t doing anything for you. And by anything for you I don’t actually mean that, however, it could be doing MORE for you. Depending on texture and density, of course, you may benefit from taking your hair up several inches to sit around your shoulders. Your hair will still be long but when styled it looks fuller and thicker because you’re keeping the healthiest parts of your hair still. By the time your hair grows out to a length in the mid back region there is a very strong chance the ends are not as thick and it can look a little dead/wispy. Case in point with this client’s before and after below. We cut off 6+ inches to give her a healthy, manageable length that still does everything super long hair can do but looks, in my opinion, WAY better!
Hair cut, color and style by Lauren Caleb.
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AFTER

Mermaid Balayage

You know you’re truly passionate about something when a scenario like this sits in your chair. A client came to me with immensely long, thick, strong and healthy hair. She wanted to go lighter overall but maintain her natural color blend so it would grow out nicely. With hair this long and thick, you can expect at LEAST a 3.5 hour+ appointment for proper application and processing. Some stylists would be like “oh $hit this is going to take forever”, and hey, it does, lol but I literally love doing hair color and couldn’t wait to get started. I gave her sun kissed,  beige and golden toned blonde highlights through a technique of balayage and tipping. The result is so new and natural.

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Honey Hues

I love being able to create the ‘new and natural’ look on a client. Adding in dimension with blonde, honey toned tips brightens up her color but still looks natural and sunkissed. This is the type of color that you can easily go 3 or more months in between appointments if you like your new growth because the blend won’t have any harsh lines. 🙂

Beige & Caramel

Fun with hair color. No seriously, fun with actual hair color versus your classic bleach and tone to achieve natural looking, sunkissed highlights. Sometimes a client sits in your chair with unprocessed, virgin hair and you can use hair color to lift versus traditional bleach. Yes, I’ve posted about this before, so sorry to bore you if this feels too familiar. I just love the outcome of using hair color when you can – the lift and result is so natural and I do this process on clients whenever I can! Below is an example of lifting this client’s natural brunette shade one to two levels to get some sunkissed pops. Don’t you love the beige and caramel dimension?

Before & After: Going Darker

In an era of balayage, ombre, color melt, stretched root madness, it’s nice to get a client who is ready to take their balayage to something else. Change. Is. Good! And with hair color, change doesn’t have to be permanent either. My client actually loved her balayage color but has had it for so long that she was wanting to see something different, but also kind of ‘scared’ she wouldn’t like it as much. I told her the fun thing about hair color is we can always change it back to where you started if it’s not your favorite. As long as you consider the integrity of your hair, go for change and try new things!

To change up this client’s sunkissed shade, we opted for a dark chocolate brunette color all over. What’s nice is the highlighted pieces capture the color a little lighter than her virgin (untreated) hair and so she already has dimension instead of being an all over solid shade. What do you think?
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AFTERwarm-dark-chocolate-brunette

Bronde Balayage

“Bronde” and “Balayage” – ok spellcheck with tell you that neither is a real word in the English language but these are the terms you need to use if you want a hair color like the one below. Unless your hairstylist lives under a rock, they should know what you’re trying to achieve. And take this picture with you too.
Color by Lauren Caleb (yes I totally just referenced myself in the 3rd person).
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