The Right Hairstyle for Your Lifestyle with hair stylist Mallory Cook of MMC Style in Madison, WI. Easily book a hair consultation online and Mallory will listen to you and help create hair goals to get your to the perfect hairstyle.
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.BOOK CONSULTATION
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.BOOK CONSULTATION
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.BOOK ONLINE
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.PURCHASE
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.
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
Today’s the day, WE’RE OPEN! Here’s a little glimpse of what you’ll be seeing when you come in for your appointment at the new salon! More appointment availability will become available this week as our new stylists settle in! We’re excited to help everyone! #mmcstyle
Schedule a haircut, color, product or bridal consultation with me today by contacting us by any of the methods below. We look forward to helping you find “The Right Style For Your Lifestyle!”
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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!BOOK A COLOR CONSULTATION
Pureology Hair Care and Style Products at #MMCSTYLE Salon
At #MMCSTYLE we really focus on the right style for your lifestyle, included in this is the correct product regime, which includes Pureology. We don’t just pick up our favorite looking, pretty, new product off the shelf. We choose our products based on experience, science, and brand trust to always give our clients the best.
Pureology is a favorite salon product line, because it deserves to be
Pureology is indeed a favorite hair care product line of mine and has been for over a decade now. Every single one of their products pack a punch with “multi-benefits” and their highly concentrated formulas. All Pureology products also use bottles that are 95% post-consumer recycled materials, AND they are 100% recyclable! Pureology NEVER tests on animals, EVERY product is color-safe and protecting, even the purifying shampoo which is rare in any cleansing shampoo. Another great feature is Pureology’s Anti-Fade Complex, which contains antioxidants and full spectrum UVA/UVB sunscreen to protect hair and help maintain color between your visits.
A couple more key points to love Pureology:
- Pureology products are SULFATE-FREE! Their concentrated ZeroSulfate® shampoos use a mixture of corn, coconut and sugar for a gentle cleanse, without comprising your hair color.
- Pureology’s dual benefits formulas completely protect your hair and add a variety of custom care benefits dependent on the particular line you choose, for example, their smoothing, strengthening, moisturizing and volumizing.
- Each Pureology line has specific custom benefits with a unique aromatherapy fragrance to really elevate your experience in the salon, and you’ll love it at home when you’re showering either at the end or beginning of your day to help calm the senses!
Pureology cares about everything surrounding each product, their ingredients, the materials they use in packaging and possible environmental impact pre/post product use. Pureology plans out each of their product lines with their carbon footprint in mind to help sustain our environment for our planet.
- Pureology has managed to reduce the amount of water used in their manufacturing processes.
- Pureology’s bottles are made of 50% post-consumer recycled materials which are 100% recyclable.
- Pureology uses 50% post-consumer recycled materials for their printed / brand materials.
- Pureology uses a minimal amount of secondary packaging materials while using cartons made of 100% recycled fibers.
- Pureology now reduces the amount of energy they use to make each bottle.
- Pureology reduces waste during the filling / packaging process of their bottles.
- Pureology only uses FDA-Approved plastics for environmental safety and sustainability.
In summary, Pureology’s products are simply amazing, with super-concentrated quality, and is crazy GREEN with their production and materials they use in their company. Pureology continues to hold onto their values, delivering a very high value for their clients and themselves. It is more of enough reason for me to love Pureology Hair Style Products!
If you’re in the market for hair care or hair styling products, give Pureology Hair Care Products a try! During your next appointment, while we’re exploring what products fit your lifestyle, I may just pick out something from the Pureology line. If you hold similar values close to your heart, visit my Pureology product page to learn more or contact me, I’m always happy to talk about this amazing product line.
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.
Faction8 Permanent Hair Color by Pulp Riot at #MMCSTYLE
Up until about a year ago I was always a Redken hair color girl, it’s what I trained on and knew very well, which always gave me confidence. In November of 2018, I switched the salon I was working with. I left for a new opportunity to help setup and start a brand new hair salon and spa on Madison’s west side. Setting up a salon meant I had the opportunity to look into an entirely new hair care and hair color product set, different from what I was using. However, I also had the choice to stick to what I was comfortable with. This question I thought, was going to be a no brainer…(duh, Redken was my thing). Then, my Salon Centric Sales Representative suggested I try the new Pulp Riot permanent hair color line, Faction8 and told me about all the benefits. My Rep could tell my interest was peaked immediately.
I had been using Pulp Riots semi-permanent color lines and loving them, so it made sense to give their permanent hair color line, Faction 8 a shot. So, I did some research. From everything I learned about Pulp Riot, I was sold from the start. The owners story, how they came to be, the education they offer, the fact that the line is created by artists. Everything important to me was well thought out in this line. The research on Faction8 had me wanting to know more and lead me to make the switch.
Some benefits of Faction8 hair color
Faction8 is a permanent hair color line created by Pulp Riot with 80 total shades, inter-mixable for complete color customization control, and the ability to turn from permanent to demi-permanent with the right mixing ratio with the developers. The Faction8 line is super easy to keep track of what I have on hand and I love the many ways to mix and create any color my clients or I dream up.
With Faction8 hair color, there’s boosters to really add some punch to your reds and coppers or help to ash out even more of some of your colors you choose. Another nice feature of Faction8 permanent hair color, you can use these boosters alone as a straight pigment for strategies such as making a high lift red or red/violet or straight up putting some purple or blue over pre-lightened hair for a dramatic fashion color. Using color theory you may also get more tone added to a formula when trying to keep excess warm or cool unwanted tones out of your hair canvas.
The Faction8 permanent hair color line has five high-lift blonde colors that work on medium-dark brown hair to lighter hair (I’ve also had success with these on very dark hair) to lighten and tone natural hair color all at the same time, which is flipping amazing! Faction8 high lift colors can also be used to tone blondes beautifully when mixed with a lower developer in the ratio of 1:2 or even more developer to further dilute the formula. Consider the background tone while using the Pulp Riot Toners, these can make beautiful pastel colors of every hue and add a dab of a booster to even make it more that color.
Every color in the the Faction8 permanent hair color line does consist of quinoa to strengthen and moisturize the hair while we are coloring. Another nice treat is it doesn’t stink, AT ALL. You may think it far-fetched, but I dare you to try to say it stinks, because you may be lying if you say it does! Even more pleasing to me is Pulp Riot’s semi-permanents, actually smell good.
Pulp Riot High Speed Toners are made to work in a matter of minutes on damp hair that you are blonding, guaranteeing quick results using a product in the way it was meant to work! You can mix these toners in with your lighter formulas to add a custom hue to your color, example: adding rose gold for a bit more of a pinky tone to a lighter copper is a super fun option! (keep in mind mixing rations with developers since you are adding a “high speed” color to your formula, you may want to dilute with a little extra developer if this will sit for a while).
The reviews are in, Pulp Riot’s Faction8 hair color is absolutely amazing!
“I had always thought my platinum/silver dreams were unattainable until I switched to Mallory. She keeps my color looking great and I actually enjoy my appointments! When any of my friends ask where they should get their hair done, Mallory is my answer every single time.” – Jordyn Schara
“LOVE my new hair! Finally got up the courage to try some purple and its awesome! Thanks Mallory!” – Ally Becker
“I’m a natural brunette and Mallory has built such a beautiful blonde into my hair over time. Her approach is so confident, current, and dependable. I trust and love her so much.” – Sophia
“Her color is absolutely beyond what anyone else has ever been able to do for my hair. She is creative, thoughtful of your preferences and is gonna have you walking out with exactly what you wanted or better!” – Kathy Gajda
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Lower Classic Hairstyles – Mallory Cook at #MMCSTYLE
For the year of 2019, carrying into the fall/winter time I’ve noticed a ton of different kinds of formal styles, even translated into everyday hair styles being a lower hairstyle. Whether that be a low ponytail, bun, or easy twisted style, a low style seems to automatically imply a more soft, romantic, timeless kind of vibe to your look.
A low pony tail can be a quick, sleek style for the office, or a curled, softly pulled back look for a more formal occasion. A low pony tail is an amazing way to get out of an extra day of hair washing as well, yet still look put together. Use some dry shampoo, like Pulp Riots Berlin Dry Shampoo around your hairline to absorb any extra oils & give you a fresh, clean scent, and sometimes it is necessary to use a hair powder such as Redken Powder Grip 03 in the crown to keep your hair from sticking to your head and looking too flat.
A low bun can be a simple, cleanly done look for a day at the office for a professional look, or this can be appropriate for a formal occasion you are attending. A more intricate low bun with twists and sections pinned over each other can add a more formal look for a bride, or other black tie style occasion. Low buns are nice because they feel and are secure, no one will worry about any pieces popping out of place during an event. The low bun is the base for a lot of styles, because it is such a classic look. Feel free to add a braid to this style, whether their be a braid as more of a part around the hairline, or braid a piece to twist around the bun. There are endless options to this style. A great strong hair spray, I like Pulp Riot Toronto because of it’s ability to hold, but not look sticky, will help to keep your bun looking polished once styled!
Low twisted style:
These can be the most fun styles, and are so customizable. Add in a loose braid, pin organically, have fun with it! These types of hair styles are amazing to accessorize with hair jewelry or flowers randomly pinned in. They can be so elegant and timeless, or simple and casual. Leave out face framing pieces for an even softer, romantic, undone feel. You can achieve a more simple twisted style by pulling hair back loosely, letting some pieces fall our around your face, and randomly take pieces from the pony tail and pin up, or be as intricate as you want by taking smaller sections and twisting them, pull apart the twists and pin as you like how it is looking. I like to use a working hair spray while executing these styles, Pulp Riots new Zurich hair spray has become a favorite of mine for this.
Hairstyles To Wear For Any Occasion
These low styles are my favorite to wear, and to execute as a hair stylist. The wearer of them I always get the vibe of feels comfortable because they still do feel like themselves, sometimes people if they’re wearing something too different can make them feel off and uncomfortable. The purpose of any hair style is to improve on how one feels they look, so these help me to achieve the ultimate goal!
Fall Hairstyles with Mallory Cook at #MMCSTYLE
Looking to try something new with your hair do to change with the season, but not looking to do any drastic haircut or hair color change? You’re in luck! This falls hottest hairstyle trends are easy to accomplish with a simple addition of a hair accessory, slightly different method of drying, or simple placement of some pony-tail holders.
Hair pins on barrettes, on hair pins:
Stacking two identical barrettes next to each other is a way to elevate your pony, down style, whatever it is you’ve decided to rock that day in a matter of two snaps of a clip! You can also try mixing and matching some sparkly bobby pins around and next to your barrettes for an edgy, playful style.
Wanting something classier, cleaner looking? Just use one barrette! Simple, classic, beauty. Try a pearly, chunky barrette to pin back the front of your hair, especially in a bob styled haircut this is so chic.
Slicked back top:
Try an oil based product such as Fatboy Tacky Oil to execute this hairstyle. Whether you have curly hair or blow dry your hair smooth, put two – three pumps of the Tacky Oil in your hand, rub your hands together until you get a slightly tacky texture with the product and work through with your fingers from roots to ends, being sure to apply at the top of your hair just as generous as the ends. Position your hair all back and away from your face, you can secure with some clips/pins as you blow dry or air dry. Once your hair dries in position, remove pins, then you’ll want to use a strong hold hairspray. I like Fatboy Moldable Lacquer Strong Hairspray for this. It adds a nice amount of shine and hold. Then you may want to reapply some bobby pins but more hidden (or use some funky pins that you don’t mind showing) to hold your hair back in place.
Hair accessories this season are all about making an impact, the bigger the piece the better it seems! This is such an easy, fun way to keep your hair out of your face, especially when styling your second day hair. Positioning the band right at your front hairline and slightly over the tops of your eyes give you a right off the runway, athletic cool girl look. This trend is really sweet for falls cooler, brisk weathered days. A headband would work great on your second day slicked back top hairstyle since your hair is already in the right position for the placement of the band! Or try it with some of your hair in front still out and forward for a very casual, lazy fall day kind of vibe.
Low side pony-tail and ballerina bun:
Back to my blog about the low styles. These are so simple to achieve, and create such a stylish, effortless look easily. You’ll even see Kim Kardashian rocking a low pony in a glamorous look! Tie your pony to the side just above your shoulders for a soft, sophisticated fall style! Pull off the same type of look with a low ballerina bun for a strong, boss lady look, pair it with some statement earrings and you’ve got yourself a polished look in no time at all.
As seen on celebrities such as Margot Robbie, a few small loose braids channel back to the hippie 60’s and grungy 90’s styles and are a super easy DIY hair do. Just separate a couple of small sections in the front of your hair. Loosely braid and secure with a clear elastic. Voila!
Partly pinned back:
A center part has made such a strong comeback on and off in the past years. For those who have struggled with not liking the look here’s a fun way to put a fresh spin on it. Get your center part in place and ready, then brush and pin back the front on both sides behind your ears. You can use a couple of bobby pins behind your ears in an “X” formation to hold. Then feel free to have fun with any statement pins or pretty barrettes to accessorize if you’re feeling fancy!
These fall hairstyles have me even more excited for fall then any pumpkin spice latte could make me! I’ll be trying them all, let me know if you have questions or want to try one out with your next appointment at MMC Style!