There are a few tried-and-true stylists savvy girls turn to whenever their hairstyles are in need of a makeover, be it haircut or hair color, Mallory Cook of #MMCstyle is the women’s hair stylist for you. #mmcstyle
#MMCstyle is happy to announce to have hair stylist Kaitie Kuhl back in Madison, WI and back on the team
Kaitie Kuhl’s attention to detail and ongoing trends will ensure that you are taken care of and receive the most modern look from the moment you enter the salon to when you walk out the door looking and feeling so fresh! Kaitie holds high value on listening, consulting and respecting every guests wish. Focusing on the client’s wants and needs is key to her success!VISIT KAITIE’S STYLIST PAGE
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Every shared experience from excited clients, a stylist entering or coming back to a salon gains an opportunity for new clients that they’ve never met before to find them, due your feedback! When potential clients see these exciting words and reviews and share that with our stylists, it gives that stylist excitement and the opportunity to come to a place they’re appreciated, and that has buzz surrounding the salon. #MMCstyle Salon is home to great stylists, here to perform “the right style for your lifestyle.”
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It’s fall hair color season in Madison, WI and we are well equipped
This fall we’re seeing blondes craving a change, dimensional brunettes and warm vivids that really shine, while the year of Covid 2020, many clients are being ambitious and trying out vivid hair color combinations for their first time.
As the leaves change, the sky gets more grey, the outside air is cooler and we start thinking about warm things: pumpkin, apple cinnamon, warm vanilla.. clients typically change their hair color to match these vibes. Whether we come up with a subtle tonal change to a brunette for a bit more of a red reflection, or add some highlights into a cool “bronde” with some dramatic pieces of caramel tones. There’s so many fun ways to custom these hues.
This fall we’re seeing lots of cherry/velvety dimensional reds, pastel pinks, glossy cool brunettes, bright honey blondes, brunettes going lighter while leaving a shadow root, or blondes adding depth with a shadow root, and bold face framing (“money-piece) caramel highlights are all the rage at this time and we are having a fun time creating/customizing these looks!
For our vivid fashion colors, our shadow roots can help someone who is trying a new look ease into it, and keep it lower maintenance, sometime this is a more natural looking color, or those looking to go more bold may use a darker shade of their vivid color for the shadow root. Our blondes transitioning to a fall look have been doing anything from adding some golden low lights and/or a warm shadow root, and even adding many different shades of pastel pinks to soft rose gold tones for a beautiful, soft fall hue! Brunettes are adding a head full of balayage highlights and asking for them to be toned to a cool shade of light brown for that “bronde” color with a cool, shiney finish, perfect for the chilly weather that is to come! Then there’s those bold guests always looking for something completely new, recommending a new shade of vibrant cherry/velvet red, even a redish violet will put these trend setters ahead of the game, and will really POP on those beautiful fall, sunny days. This fall these new shades of color have me super excited to be in the salon, giving my clients some exciting color, I just love our abilities with the Pulp Riot color line to achieve these new, custom looks!
You are the canvas, Pulp Riot is the paint – #MMCstyle Salon
Pulp Riot is a professional brand of hair color launched in the United States in June, 2016. Since its founding, Pulp Riot has become a fast-growing brand for hair care products along with becoming a market disruptor within the professional hair color industry. Pulp Riot has gained industry acclaim for its portfolio of cutting-edge products featuring bold and vibrant colors and a dedication to artistic expression. Pulp Riot has been a digital pioneer, leveraging the power of social media to inspire, educate and connect deeply with the salon community and we are proud to use their hair color lines here at #MMCstyle Salon.
Pulp Riot FACTION8 hair color
FACTION8 is the only permanent color offering consistency created specifically for today’s techniques with easy application, laser-focused placement, and the ultimate, seamless blend.
This Italian-made permanent color is created for the modern hair artist, and utilizes the newest technological advances in hair color. It provides 100% grey coverage with long lasting results, and leaves the hair in peak condition.
The perfect consistency created specifically for easy application, laser-focused placement, and the ultimate, seamless blend.
Pulp Riot Hair Color – 16 OGs
16 Vibrant and Pastel Semi-Permanent Colors that are more vibrant, lasts longer, and fades better.
Pulp Riot Hair Color – NeonElectric
Pulp Riot’s Neon Electric line delivers the same amazing conditioner based, vibrant and true to tone formula, but is UV reactive so you can shine bright (under black light). As with all Pulp Riot products it is cruelty-free, vegan, free of silicones, MEA, parabens and contains the nourishing natural bond builder quinoa. So easily blendable, they are the perfect consistency to achieve the modern blending techniques to deliver the Insta-worthy & black light responsive results hair artists love to show off on you!
Pulp Riot Hair Color – Raven Collection
Try Pulp Riot’s Raven collection, semi-permanents from the Darker-Side of things. These shades are deeper, muted, with an emphasis on grunge, allowing you to expand your artistic palette. Same amazing benefits and performance of the original 16 shades in more muted earthy tones.
Pulp Riot Hair Color – NeoPop Collection
The NeoPop Collection is a 5 shade semi-permanent collection inspired by the bold, beautiful colors of comic books and pop art. A super blue, mermaid light teal, true orange, and a bold, bright sunflower yellow complete this collection.
The New Neo Pop Collection Includes:
- Decoy = Light Teal
- Nuclear = Orange
- Satire = Sunflower
- Tragic = Super Blue
- Deviant = Purple / Magenta
Pulp Riot Hair Color – Interstellar Collection
Pulp Riot’s Interstellar Collection is the latest deposit only addition to the Faction8 line. Expand your creative freedom with pastel colour that is designed for today’s techniques, with an easy application, laser-focused placement and the ultimate, seamless blend.
Interstellar Collection consists of 8 new pastel shades:
- 1 x Violet
- 1 x Pink
- 1 x Copper
- 1 x Light blue
- 1 x Light green
- 1 x Light grey
- 1 x Medium grey
- 1 x Dark grey
Book a hair color appointment at #MMCstyle today!
Today’s trendiest hair color application techniques to keep your look up to date along with a haircut service! All over, single color to touch up your grown out roots up to an inch, highlights and/or lowlights added through top of hair and front, full head of highlights and/or lowlights, or clients with previously bleached, all over light light hair, at #MMCstyle Salon our stylists have the answer for you, click below to view our color services and book online.
I got stuck in the world of loving vivid hair
Vivid hairstyles, also known as fashion colors, unicorn hair, crazy rainbow hair, and many, many other terms I’ve heard used. To start my love for this new world, I started by asking my fellow hairstylist Tanya Hawkins about dying my hair bright and funky colors. It all started at our previous salon in downtown Madison, WI…
Tanya specializes in many specialty and vivid colors(being a skilled colorist this makes sense), which are all the rage right now, and I got hooked, always working with her on what color was next for one of our after hours, late night hair sessions. From hot pink, to mermaid blues & violets, very briefly back to a ‘natural’ shade of blonde, rose gold, back to hot pink, and currently working towards a shade of a “berry good” blend of purple, and rosy peach, I’m hooked on having wild colored hair. However, because many of my clients and even I fell into it (not on purpose, but it is so addicting), there was some things I didn’t exactly know ahead of time that would have saved both me and my clients. So I asked Tanya, along with some other hair stylists we’ve had the pleasure working with, what clients typically don’t know when they come in wanting fashion colored hair. So if you’ve been thinking about diving into a full rainbow of color choices, get your notebook out we have some important topics to cover.
Why is rainbow hair color different?
To start, let’s go over what makes rainbow hair color unlike more natural shades you’d get your hair colored at any salon or maybe even in a box. According to Tanya’s words, to get vivid, bright, loud, or any combo of the rainbow hair color, you need to go through a different type of process from traditional hair color. Let this serve as a warning: additional steps and care are required!
For vivid hair colors to achieve bests results, it is best on to start on lighter hair, bleached blonde, pre-lit, lightened, pre-lightened or however you’d like to describe “very light hair color.” This is where many people who attempt to become a beautiful rainbow at home, make mistakes and/or ruin their hair. Luckily, there are some products that can make the lightening process safer, like Blank Canvas by Pulp Riot, which are truly only available through a licensed professional. At #MMCstyle Salon in Madison, we take the learning process seriously and our process will be done safely with a professional who has had the right training and continues to attend classes to extend the abilities. You may be saying “WHAT?! this is the greatest insurance policy ever” and you’d be right to do so, we take the worry and hassle off your hands.
However, more the just starting with a light hair color base, vivid colors are semi-permanent, which means they sit just at the surface of the hair. In addition to starting correctly, using proper hair care products applied correctly in the first place is so incredibly important! If you don’t start correctly, you will be washing your hair color down the drain along with more money to fix it, which leads us to our next topic…
It costs more
Oops, I spend much more on my hair since I started doing vivid colors than I spent on it before, but it’s for a tremendously good reason in my biased opinion. The time it takes to apply vivid colors is longer and takes expertise. “Lightening properly takes time and care,” Tanya agrees. “Not overlapping where bleach has already been applied in the past is also important to the health of your hair to help prevent damage and breakage.”
Typically, a few shades are used to add depth and dimension so that the end result doesn’t look flat or amateurish,” Tanya explained (another good reason to see a professional). “Placement takes thought and precision.” All in all, the vivid hair colors usually take a little longer overall and especially if you’re going for a layered look, more than one color, balayage, ombré, etc.
While vivid colors will cost more than your typical hair color, they don’t have to be outrageous and it all depends on your hair when you walk in for your appointment or can be discussed during your consultation prior to your appointment. When your hair is already light, their is the possibility of skipping the lightening process. If your hair is already dyed, on the other hand, Tanya said “you are looking at multiple visits to lighten your hair and then achieve the rainbow you desire. In some cases if the guest’s hair is box dyed at home we take even more time to lighten the hair since box color is harder to remove and the results from a lightening session cannot be guaranteed.” Seriously, in this situation, before your hair gets any further damage, leave it to the pros, judgement free and here to help…plus at #MMCstyle Salon, we don’t mind a challenge.
Get used to cold showers
The best way to save on your vivid color hairstyles staying bright and lasting much longer is to use cold water in the shower. We admit, it’s not the most fun, but it if you can use the cold water on your hair and then switch over…well lets just say this one takes a little practice but can pay off decent dividends, allowing you to stretch your appointments out a little further.
Warm water opens the hair’s cuticle, or top layer, and since vivid colors sits on top of the hair the more you blast that cuticle open with hot water the more color is also removed. Both Tanya and I stand firmly behind a great conditioning regimen to all our clients to help their colors last. Use conditioner and cool water as much as you like and try to use a shampoo much less, only a few (2) times tops during the week, you can still scrub your scalp with the conditioner to loosen grime and grease but it strips the color less and the cold water helps to keep the cuticle closed.
Tanya added that when you do shampoo, make sure to use one that is sulfate free and added that it’s important to “nourish the hair before and after the service. Rebuild the hair before you destroy it and once it has been damaged by a service, make sure you try to bring it back to good health with a good shampoo and conditioning regime.”
Some colors fade quickly
When I had my blue tips, it seemed like they faded way faster than my pink fades now. While I thought it might have been attributed to dry ends losing color faster, now that I have some new Deviant Purple from Pulp Riot in my hair now, I’ve was curious, will the new purple fade faster than some of the placed in. I asked Tanya, if she thought I’m crazy for asking.
Tanya reminded me “It all depends on the base of the color,” she said. “Colors like deeper pink or magenta usually have a red base which means they stain the hair more and hold longer. I would say deeper colors always last longer.” She told me that for Pulp Riot (the brand of vivid color she uses on my hair) they say that their darker jewel tones last up to 40 shampoos, whereas pastels last up to 20. “This all depends on the health of the hair,” Tanya cautioned. “And includes every time you rinse and do a conditioning cleanse.”
Tanya also noted that the way you’ve treated your hair in the past can impact fading. “If you are someone who has bleached your hair a lot, your color will also bleed out fast, so it will go from vivid to dull very quickly,” she said. It all boiled down to another 2020 reminder of even I, Mallory Cook, need to pay attention to my hair regimen.
Colors may last longer in winter
When winter rolls around, especially if you live somewhere like Madison, Wisconsin, you may notice that your vivid colors are lasting longer. No, I don’t mean because you can go longer without washing your hair since you’ll be wearing badger stocking hats and cheeseheads everywhere, including deep into to the playoffs hopefully (but there is that).
One of the things I always anticipated, but didn’t pay enough attention to, was how much impact the sun would have on my hair! Of course, I know that my hair lightens in the summer to give way to natural highlights, if and when I get out in the summer, but from summers past, I can attest I’ve come home with some extra blonde streaks in place of some of my pink and then I certainly realized just how powerful the sun is. That’s one reason (maybe the only reason) I’m looking forward to winter with shorter days and a weaker sun. This is, luckily, another one that’s not totally in my head.
As hairstylists, we definitely notice when the sun fades color faster, but using a leave in conditioner before exposure helps maintain the color better. Please be aware or pre-book more frequent color touch ups if you plan on being out in the sun a lot!
It’s time to give up white sheets and towels
This one’s pretty straightforward, but it’s worth mentioning because you really only think about it once it’s happened to you. Just like your hair will fade in the sun and water, it will rub off over time. With this in mind, you probably don’t want to spend your evenings on white sheets or dry off with white towels when your hair is pink or blue.
Tanya told me, “I always warn my clients but sometimes they tell me they have permanently pink pillow cases.” And this, my friends, is why when on vacation, I may be the one bringing my own pillowcase from home, usually placed nicely around my own pillow too of course.
It’s possible to keep your hair healthy
Lightening can certainly be hard on your hair over time, there are ways to maintain the health of your hair and your wallet, too. “If you treat your hair nicely at home, use the right products, etc. most of our mermaid clients come in for a lightening session at 8-12 weeks (which is typical of natural colors),” Tanya backs me up on. Also, in between appointments, many of our clients will schedule a vivid hair color refresh, where we can apply the fun colors over their hair as is and do not lighten. I can personally attest to this method as it’s what I’ve been doing as well (someone remind me after this that I’m due for a refresh).
Another option, if you don’t need your hair totally lightened and just want to remove some of your current color, is to use a color remover to remove old vivid’s. Tanya and I did this once on my hair when I wasn’t quite due for lightening, but when my color had faded more than usual and we wanted to “prep the canvas” a bit before adding the next round of vivid color. After using the color remover and adding another round of vivid colors, my hair color was more vibrant than if we had just layered fresh vivid’s on top, but I avoided the damage of bleaching again too soon. Not to crush over the point, but this is why seeing a professional is so useful, even to someone that may think they can do it just as well themselves.
Not all brands of color are created equal
“But wait,” I can hear you saying, “Why can’t I just go to my nearest beauty supply store and buy the same fun colors?” Aside from the issue of lightening the hair first, the kinds of colors available to the average consumer aren’t the same as what you’ll get in a salon. Higher quality salon brands use the best ingredients with the safest standards. They don’t stain the hair as much and are more naturally derived. They also are removed more easily and last longer. Cheaper brands often use metallic dyes which are more harsh on the hair and can be difficult to remove. Add many different allergic reactions possible to the mix and you’ll derive quickly to the answer that professional grade products are just plain better for you, along with being vegan, gluten-free and animal cruelty-free.
Why does removal matter? With vivid hair color it’s what you see is what you get. I always here Tanya explain, If someone’s hair is green and they want to change to red the stylist needs to think back to the color wheel and work with the pigment they see. Do you feel confident enough with your color wheel skills to alter the pigment in your hair appropriately when you want a change? I do, because I’m quite confident in my skills, but the many conversations between us both along with years of experience fixing issues always leads us down the road of at home coloring doesn’t make one feel very confident, so why worry?
Not all stylists are created equal
You want any specialist you see to be on the cutting edge of their craft, and vivid colors require just that. That’s why it’s important to choose a stylist who is continuing to learn. “It’s super important because in any fashion and beauty industry there are constantly new trends and styles,” Tanya said. Tanya and the rest of our hairstylists at #MMCstyle Salon attend formal education through our distributors and here at the salon along the color brands we use and their direct education in person and online. I also attend classes and seminars on my own, along with going to industry hair show on both coasts along with Chicago. The internet, and social media sites like Instagram in particular are changing the game, but also making it a little scary for just anyone to attempt a “how to” video, which we all agree shouldn’t be done for hair color, leave the “how to’s” to at home styling ideas.
However, before you could get education from attending a class from a product company where usually they just push their brand and their methods. Or by continually going to a huge show where there was little to no interaction with the other artists and more sales reps. Now most of the classes we schedule and attend we host or have fewer attendees, which makes for an intimate environment where we can all share from personal experience and learn new techniques.
Choose to go to an artist that is experienced and certified with the color line that they use in the salon so you know you are having someone work on you that knows the product line very well to avoid unnecessary damage and processes and will have your hair’s health in mind.
It’s addictive at every age
There’s just something about the way vivid colors make me feel the most like myself. It’s why I keep going back for more (and trying new colors). And I’m not the only person who has become addicted to fun, bright colored hair. Tanya said, “It’s super addictive. Once you get a taste and you realize how fun and low commitment it can be, you just keep wanting more. I have had many clients who start off wanting just some peek-a-boos underneath their hair, or even a single piece. And many of these guests are now full heads of vivids and have been for years.”
And if you think that vivid haircolor is just for young women (or those going through a midlife crisis), think again! I have had clients as young as 10 and my oldest over 80. Some switch it up every time, others have a signature shade, and most frequently me and my client will come up with a plan for transitioning their color every few months in order for them to get the best possible results when making a change and the most “oohs and ahhs.”
This trend isn’t going anywhere and it is becoming more acceptable to have these vivid hair tones in your hair! It can be so beautiful on people, the way the different color tones look against their eyes and skin. Trying on all different shades can be empowering and beautiful! If you’re in doubt, theirs no pressure, schedule a consultation, come in relax and we’ll come up with a plan unique to you and only you!
Join the unicorn club
If you’re looking for a change, either because you’re nearing one of those scary milestone birthdays or you’re just ready to try something new, vivid hair is a really fantastic option. It’s a collaborative process between you and whatever stylist you choose, so make sure you choose a good one (I count myself very lucky to have found Tanya as fortuitously as I did and super excited to have her working at the salon).
Each session really is like creating a work of art together. We talk about the long-term direction of my hair, where I’m hoping we can go in that day’s session, and then she takes my ideas and turns them into a vision, then turns that vision into reality, all while I coast through my phone or flip through magazines and Instagram pictures. It’s such an easy way to put a new spin on your look, make a dramatic bold statement, and express your personality. Plus, it’s a lot less permanent than getting a tattoo. So go ahead, join the vivid unicorn, mermaid, rainbow, etc hair club. It’s a lot of fun over here. Book Online Today.
WARNING – These looks “MAY” take 6+Hours, Multiple Stylists, Multiple Trips (or any combo of)
A few examples of what can be created and what you may envision…however, these are not made at home, not done quickly, not out of a box and all were perfectly taken pictures. At #MMCstyle Salon, we will create the right hair color style for your lifestyle, complete without filters.
How to add soft curls and wave to mid length hair using hot tools and Tousle & Go by Fatboy hair care
The “kinky wave” hairstyle using fatboy hair care products. This video will show you a quick “how to” for styling mid-length hair with curls for days! I love how effortless and undone it looks. Let me know what you all think?
When it comes to styling medium-length curls, it’s all about knowing your texture and figuring out how to make it work for you. Wearing your hair curly is not a singular style and there are countless hairstyles when creating curls. I’m a total advocate of letting curls roam free as they please, but may be some moments that I like to call on for a bit more creativity. For those looking for a bit of inspiration, armed with this video, a flatiron, and a little product that you’re definitely going to want to try.
Tousle & Go Texture Spray by Fatboy at #MMCstyle Salon
Part hairspray, part texturizer – all the grit, lift, and hold needed for an undone look that lasts with tousle and go texture spray.
Shake vigorously before each use. Spray wherever you want a bit of volume and movement. Tousle hair and repeat until the desired look is achieved.
When you want that pretty but gritty texture. Next day hair without the dirt or the wait.
A blend of Aloe and Zeolite give this texture spray the power of a dry shampoo, with the hold of a lightweight hairspray. Together, they work to absorb unwanted oils and balance the scalp while lifting and plumping the hair. Aloe also hydrates and smooths unruly strands into an intentionally messy look.
For voluminous hair, focus on the roots for a height boost and finish the mid-lengths and ends with an all over spray. For a natural, dirty texture: spray on wet hair, scrunch, tousle, and go.
#MMCstyle is happy to announce hiring our new hair stylist Abigail Ross
Abigail Ross has the ability to amplify each client’s profound and unique beauty. She believes in thorough and thoughtful consultation with each and every client. When booking your appointment online with Abigail, please note she’s going to ensure there is a shared vision between you and her before she starts any haircut, style or color. Laying a great foundation for any style is what allows Abigail to execute some of the best hair styles in Madison. Being drawn to classically beautiful and handsome hair that’s healthy above all else has also lead her to become very popular for our Misters in Madison. Enjoying new, amazing relationships with each of her clients, Abigail has become truly attentive to your every need, enjoying those curly hair and fun fashion hair color challenges.
Never complacent and always striving to be better, hair stylist Abigail Ross can’t wait to meet you and share a truly one-of-a-kind experience in her new beautiful surroundings at #MMCstyle Salon in Madison!
Already know Abigail Ross? Share your thoughts or give a testimonial for our great new hairstylist!
For every shared thought from excited clients, a stylist entering any new salon gains an opportunity to serve new clients that they’ve never met, because of your feedback! No matter the experience level, being excited to come to a place you’re appreciated or that has buzz surrounding it can help build the character of any great salon. Home to great stylists ready to provide “the right style for your lifestyle.”
Please take a look at what people are saying about our new hair stylist Abigail.
What is Pulp Riot Demi-Permanent Liquid Color?
Pulp Riot Demi-Permanent Liquid Color is an innovative no-lift, ammonia free color line. Formulated with our signature complex of Quinoa, Vitamin E, Grapeseed Oil, Rosemary, Avocado Oil and Sunflower Oil to help provide conditioned results, radiant shinefact, and translucent reflection.
Does Pulp Riot Demi Have Special Features or Benefits?
Pulp Riot’s Demi-Permanent Liquid Color Line features a unique, creamy texture which is ideal for today’s modern coloring techniques. This consistency is perfect for achieving seamless color-blending, and ‘stay put’ shadow rooting. Use on its own or as a support tool for Pulp Riot’s FACTION8 Permanent Color Line.
How do I use the new hair color?
In a non-metallic bowl or applicator bottle, mix 1 part Liquid Demi to 1 part Liquid Demi Developer*. Apply to damp or dry hair. Standard process time: 20 minutes, without heat. *For use only with Pulp Riot specifically-formulated Demi-Permanent Developer
- Process under 20 minutes for softer color deposit, without heat.
- Process for a total of 40 minutes to help blend grey (20 minutes with cap, under dryer, and an additional 20 minutes without heat).
Is it the same level/base number system as Faction8?
Yes. The numbering system matches the Pulp Riot FACTION8 Permanent Color Line, making it easy to use and the optimal color-support tool.
Is the new demi permanent color line vegan and animal cruelty free?
Yes. All Pulp Riot products have been, and will continue to be vegan, and not tested on animals.
How do I use clear (0-0)
Clear can be used to dilute any of Pulp Riot’s Demi-Permanent colors (including boosters), or used on its own to create extra shine. When using Clear, the same mixing ratio (1:1) applies, with our specifically-formulated Liquid Demi Developer.
Will it “Bump” natural hair color?
No. Pulp Riot’s Demi-Permanent Liquid Color is an acidic, no-lift formulation. It will not shift your natural hair color.
#MMCstyle is happy to announce hiring our new hair stylist Tanya Hawkins
Tanya Hawkins (Rene) comes to #MMCstyle Salon with 14 years of color and styling experience. She may be to humble to say it, but she’s a true master at hair color. Her specialties include short cuts of all types on men and women (razor, fading etc.) Creative/bright/funky colors (color melting, hair painting), bleach and tones balayage, ombre and shadowing. Tanya is well educated and certified in multiple color systems and enjoys using her knowledge to create exactly what her clients are envisioning when they sit down in her chair. To put it simply, if she says it’s been photoshoped, it’s been photoshopped.
Already know Tanya Hawkins? Share your thoughts or give a testimonial for our great new hairstylist!
For every shared thought from excited clients, a stylist entering any new salon gains an opportunity to serve new clients that they’ve never met, because of your feedback! No matter the experience level, being excited to come to a place you’re appreciated or that has buzz surrounding it can help build the character of any great salon. Home to great stylists ready to provide “the right style for your lifestyle.”
Please take a look at what people are saying about our new hair stylist Tanya.
Madison, WI, Release: July 6, 2020. For Immediate Release
#MMCstyle Misters – Madams – Misters – Salon announce that we are officially open for haircut and hair style services at our new location. The Madison based hair salon provides a range of professional hair and beauty services including specializing in hair color inside a large, welcoming, trendy and just simply fun to be at location on “East Wash”. #MMCstyle Salon opened it’s doors and started servicing clients for the first time on May 26th, 2020 as it also coincided with the first day of business return for salons in Madison.
For more information and to book services online, please visit the website here: https://mmcstyle.com/salon/
#MMCstyle Salon is a professional hair salon located on 1016 E Washington Ave, Madison, WI 53703. It is a local downtown hair salon that offers quality services including haircuts, hair styles, hair color, and skin services for anyone and everyone. The hair stylists at the salon vary in experience which helps our salon cover almost any territory. We strive for our salon and stylists to direct your custom requests or needs to a stylist / barber overly capable to provide an outstanding service. The team at #MMCstyle Salon also welcome groups such as date night / girls night hairstyle or hair blowout and bridal parties with space that can be arranged to accommodate. All #MMCstyle Salon’s stations easily move on wheels and you can enjoy a cold or hot beverage at the bar.
The salon specializes in creating custom hair styles and colors. The highly skilled team at #MMCstyle Salon can create any design and color scheme that their customers desire, hand painting color techniques including balayage, ombré, foilyage, highlights, babylights, combined with the perfect haircut is the target for our hair stylists. (client must have a consultation and understand the time and cost of proper hair color)
Our stylists use a range of skills they’ve learned through experience. The hair stylists at #MMCstyle Salon attend continual education, such as the popular Pulp Riot Faction8 Hair Color Line Classes. Each of our stylists work can be seen on their own pages here: https://mmcstyle.com or on their Instagram page here: https://www.instagram.com/mmcstyle/
Alongside #MMCstyle Salon’s haircut and style service, they also offer a range of skincare and grooming services, as well as a range of additional style products for everyone. Their product lines include Pulp Riot, Pureology, Redken, Fatboy, Baxter and Tecni-Art. Our top-flight service most often requested is custom hair color. Another service that is popular and our salon is fully-equipped for is Brazilan Blowouts, a service that has nothing to do with waxing and is everything an anti-frizz smoothing system for your hair.
#MMCstyle Salon’s additional hair services and treatments include: Haircut Consultation, Mister’s Haircut, Madam’s Haircut, Brazilian Blowout Consultation, Neutral/Mid-Length Haircut, Shampoo & Blow Dry Style, Bang Trim, Bang Trim, Eye Brow Wax, Lip Wax, Eye Brow & Lip Wax combo, Formal/Bridal Style Consultation, Formal/Bridal Style Consultation, Children’s Haircut (Under 9). They also offer color hair and treatment services that include: Hair Color Consultation, Mister’s (Short Hair) Color & Blow Dry, Mister’s (Short Hair) Color & Haircut, Single Process Color & Blow Dry, Single Process Color & Haircut, Partial Foil & Blow Dry, Partial Foil & Haircut, Full Foil & Blow Dry, Full Foil & Haircut, Balayage/Foilyage/Ombre & Blowdry, Balayage/Foilyage/Ombre & Haircut, Bleach Retouch, Tone & Blow Dry, Bleach Retouch, Tone & Haircut, Double Process Color & Blow Dry, Double Process Color & Blow Dry, Olaplex Treatment. Customers can also choose to book online with a service with the first available hair stylist or travel to each stylist’s services on their own custom page where some services may vary.
Those wishing to find out more about #MMCstyle Salon can visit the website on the link HERE or you can travel to our “What’s Trending” page HERE to see more articles written by myself and/or our stylists. We can also be contacted by phone at 608-630-2792.
Name: Mallory Cook
Organization: #MMCstyle Misters – Madams – Color – Salon
Address: 1016 E Washington Ave, Madison, WI 53703
Lately it seems we all about the shag! Shagged LOB haircut that is!
First of all let me say, the LOB haircut became SO popular, because the younger generations associate a “bob” as a “mom cut” or as someone who is “older.” But lets be real, a lob haircut is a version of a “classic” bob; therefore, the lob is a bob. So from here on out in this blog, I’m going to reference it as a bob haircut. And because so many people are still rocking their bobs (of ALL different lengths), but feeling up for a change, adding some shaggy layers is the ultimate client and stylist dream when we talk about having a shared reality of what is possible for a new haircut option. Clients actually can feel like they’ve gotten a change, but still have the comfort of their usual length, and hairstylists feels like they are actually accomplishing a change rather than the usual trim. It also gives us stylists an opportunity to chat new styling options, so fun!
Lately the hairstyle trends being messier have offered so many more options to our always classy and in style bobs. Bob haircuts have become shaggier, more texturized, so much edgier looking. Straight, wavy, or curly, whether natural, or curl added with a wand or iron of some sort, add their own custom style to this do as well. Loosening up some of that hair by adding texture has really made it easier to pull off these looks in such a fashion forward kind of way.
Soft wind-swept styled shag:
This can be achieved air drying your hair. Try a cream such as Pureology Hydrate Air Dry Cream, it adds moisture to keep fly-aways under control, and allows your hair to dry with soft and natural flips, and kicks. Tuck a side behind your ear while pulling out the “side burn” area of the hair. Finish with adding Pureology Style & Protect Soft Finish hairspray to softly hold your style in place for the day, while you protect your color as well!
Beach wavy shag:
Style this with a wand, or favorite curling iron of your choice. Start the curls around the widest area of your head for some great fullness, for an elongated curl look, give the curl a tug once you let it fall off the iron to stretch it out. Set your curls with a texture finishing spray such as Spray Putty from Fat Boy and use a scrunching motion with your hands for the ultimate texture & volume in your hairstyle.
Naturally curly shag:
Who said curly girls can’t have fun with their haircut? They’re so wrong! These sweet shaggy layers create so much versatility and shape within a haircut for every type of curly girl. For you really wild curly girls try Pureology Taming Butter as a leave in conditioner, curly softener, and layer some Pureology Uplifting Curl Spray over for some hold. Let air dry, or diffuse for added volume and you will have a beautiful curly shag haircut that you will for sure get compliments on!
So no matter what your style or type of hair, the shagged lob can be customized to fit you! Want to chat more about this new trend? Book an appointment at #MMCstyle for the right style for your life style!
Pulp Riot’s new NeoPop Collection is our new superhero here at #MMCstyle Salon
The NeoPop Collection is a 4 shade semi-permanent collection inspired by the bold, beautiful colors of comic books and pop art. A super blue, mermaid light teal, true orange, and a bold, bright sunflower yellow complete this collection.
The New Neo Pop Collection
- Decoy = Light Teal
- Nuclear = Orange
- Satire = Sunflower
- Tragic = Super Blue
- Like all Pulp Riot Semi-Permanent colors, conditioner based with a smooth viscosity for easy application
- Intense vibrancy and fades true to tone
- PPD free, ammonia free, vegan, gluten free, animal cruelty free, paraben free
Book a color consultation at #MMCstyle Salon today
All over, single color, additional charge for additional color mixed for lengths of hair. Pricing and how much color used will be discussed in consultation. Includes a shampoo, deep conditioning with a relaxing scalp massage, haircut and a blow dry style.
Not sure which color category that you’re looking to achieve falls under or unsure you want to join the league of superheroes with the new NeoPop Collection? Let’s chat before you book to determine the best process! You can come in to meet me and talk, or I can do a video consult to save you time and an extra trip in!
Holiday Hairstyle Ideas by Mallory Cook of #MMCSTYLE
Winter can be the cheeriest time of the year with magical winter weddings, festive holiday parties, glitzy New Years Eve parties, and everything fun and exciting in between! It’s time to switch up how we wear our hair, it’s the gloomiest time of the year, time to freshen up our looks to brighten up our dark, cold evenings! Here’s some fun show-stopping styles to complete your memorable look during this festive time of year!
Holiday Hairstyle – Slicked Back Pixie:
More proof for those on the fence of trying a pixie that you DO have so many options! Blow dry in a root boosting mousse such as Pureology Style & Protect On The Rise Root Mousse, you can use a Denman brush with your dryer to create lots of lift at the root, and direct the hair in a backwards motion. Finish the style with a polishing product such as Techni.Art Fix Polish from L’Oreal Professionnel, and a quick mist of Pureology Style & Protect Soft Finish Hairspray. Voila! You’ve transformed your pixie to a sweet, polished, party ready do!
Holiday Hairstyle – Deep Side Part With Waves:
A way to switch up whatever kind of wave you prefer, set with a deep waver, soft waves created by a flat iron, or a classic beachy wave do! Move that part over to update your style, you’ll have people asking what you did different, simple right?! Start by blow drying your hair into your deep part, blow drying it into place with a flat paddle brush, using an ‘X’ motion against your scalp will help set your hair in that part by knocking out cowlicks. Try using a blow-dry spray such as Pulp Riot Istanbul Blow Dry Spray to help hold your hair into your newly formed part. After being sure your hair is all the way dry, add in your waves as you normally would, I suggest on the top of your head on the side with the most hair starting your wave pattern just below your parietal ridge (widest part of the head). This will keep you from having an awkward amount of volume on the fullest hair side of your head.
Holiday Hairstyle – Pearl headbands and accessories.
A simple way to class-up any style, even a simple smooth blowout, is to add some pearls. Polish your hair while softly defining your style with some Fatboy Tacky Oil Protective Styler to dried hair. Then slide over a headband bedazzled with pearls, or pop in a pin or two to hold a section back in the front. Polished hair versus more on purpose textured hair fits the look for pearls.
Holiday Hairstyle – Half-up high pony tail AND full on high pony tail
This is such a fun party look, especially great for curly hair, or fantastic for second day curled hair. You can wear that hair on top nice and high to create all the volume and bounce! I love adding in L’Oreal Professional Techni Art Next Day Hair Dry Finishing Spray to really poof out the top of a half up style, and lift out the ends of the down hair for a full style.
Make a statement by brushing it all up, sleek against your head and tying everything up.
Holiday Hairstyle – Low braids & pony’s
This is such an easy style, anyone can do on themselves if they know how to put in a pony tail holder, and even more if you can braid! Whether you go for a textured, soft pony, or a sleek pony tailed braid, this is a sure way to have an updated, fun look for your party. It’s also great to have all of your hair out of your face, keeping it out of your food, beverages, and pulled back for dancing! Try adding in some bling, you can braid in some metallic strings, or pin in a string of pearls or gems. Bored of a regular classic braid? Try a fishtail braid, or infinity braid. I recommend Braid Aid from Redken, rub some in your hands and work it through the lengths of your hair. I also like a bit of Braid Aid in my fingers as I am completing a braid, it helps me hold hair, especially hair that is very silky and fine.
A life of a career hairstylist can be a rewarding, and beautiful one! The one thing that makes this possible, and is not a painful feat, is retaining clients through the years. This allows a stylist to be consistently busy, while building meaningful relationships, and receive plenty of referrals from their clients who know them. Top notch customer service, listening, booking ahead or having an easy solution for guests to book, self image, and staying up to date on skills and trends are all things that keep a client wanting to come back.
Customer service should be any salon’s first priority
It’s obvious as a hairstylist customer service skills should not be lacking, we are in the industry of guest handling, and it is something we should all take seriously! From the second that customer walks through the door they are a guest in your salon, and should be treated like VIP every time. Make sure they are comfortable along the way, having a beverage, a comfortable seat, something to read, and having a swift easy checkout are all things that add to a great service. Make them feel beautiful and important (they are paying for our TIME, we need to give that whole-heartily to them). Not rushing a service, and being present for your guest the whole time they are in your chair are crucial. Your cell phone should not be in sight where it will distract you, and the conversation should be kept between you and your guest, unless of course your guest strikes up a conversation with someone nearby. Overall, guests feeling fully attended to from the second they walk in the door makes them feel very special, and like they are cared for, this will keep them coming back for more!
Clients aren’t coming to listen to a hairstylist talk the entire time
The skill of listening can be a tough one, practice listening until your guest is completely done with a thought before beginning to think of a response, especially during your consultation before starting a service. Trying to answer before someone is finished with a thought can make a conversation not only take longer than necessary, but can also lead to missing some very important information your guest may be saying. Make sure to ask questions when you are reading someones body language that is not representing what they are saying. This really shows your guest you are paying attention and can make them very comfortable with you. Once a guest is comfortable talking with you, knowing you are hearing what they like and want, so you can execute exactly what they’d like. Do this and they’re going to be coming back to you for certain!
Scheduling their next appointment is completely appropriate
Make sure you are always setting as many clients up for their next service as possible. I believe a lot of stylists feel like they are being ‘pushy’ recommending a date, and setting it up for their guests next visit. I disagree, and I would go as far to say 95% of your guests disagree as well. This is a closing out part of the service our guests are looking for us guidance on. This is the moment we share with them when that new pixie may need a trim, or that fresh red color will possibly fade and be ready for a touch up; therefore, it’s an integral part of your service! In fact, I believe we are doing a disservice for not at the very least suggesting a time frame, before asking them to pre-book. And for those guests who prefer to wait to book, having an online system, or an easy way to contact us personally helps assure more than half of those people get scheduled properly with ease and at their own convenience, which leads them back into our chair! Don’t miss the mark by not supporting your clients, they come to your salon for you, not to have round about conversations about booking with your front desk staff, or end up booked for the wrong service, or even worse, with another stylist who was easier to book with.
Hairstylists are part of the decor and overall impression also
A nice reminder for our clients to why they come to us is having a great self image, this is especially important with first time clients, after all shouldn’t we focus on making the best first impression. We’re hairstylists, that equals having our hair done always, makeup on, and dressing to the 9’s to not only give us confidence, but it screams “you can trust me, I know what I’m doing, I care enough about myself so that I can take care of you!” Schedule days in the salon with staff to do service trades to keep color & cuts trendy and fresh, we are our own walking billboards, we should be taking care of each other! Being aware of how you’re carrying yourself in front of guests, and conversations being held is something I always work hard to remember. People are always watching when we’re out on the floor, it’s great to not be hiding in the break room so clients can see us, but we should be doing everything in our power to improve the image of ourselves and the salon while on the salon floor.
Evolve or die
Staying up to date on trends and skills in our industry for hair color, cuts, and styles will help keep ourselves and our clients on trend, and be another thing that makes our clients trust us in-order to keep coming back. Freshening up on skills will help us to be certain we are always using best practices in everything that we do, participating or hosting in salon classes is a fantastic way to stay fresh. Your salon team should learn from each other, grow together and help keep your fellow stylists accountable for their skills. Practice makes perfect, supporting stylists, and being supported by stylists will help us always give the best service to our client, and get them the exact hair style they are looking for. At the end of the day, I believe is one of the most important ways to keep our clients coming back, along with everything else you keep in your experience bag.
It’s about providing value without any “quid pro quo”
You may think this is about skill, it’s not, skill may be involved, but it’s truly about providing value to your clients new and old without asking for anything in return. Try placing your mindset into revolving around customer experience and services that we provide, it’s given me the opportunity over the last 12+ years to grow and maintain a steady business. I’ve been able to move from 4 salons during this time, each time moving up in position and responsibility, ultimately affording me the opportunity to go into business for myself. These values along with improving my skill gives me the confidence and excitement in-order to help grow and cultivate a high value culture for other stylists an build my own salon in 2020. Now, I will be able to grow a team, in an atmosphere where guests are happy, well cared for – in turn our team can enjoy themselves, be busy with new clients, and continually strive to bring value to our salon’s clients in every aspect of our services.