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Summer Style: Splashlights

Friday, June 6th, 2014

Summer Style: Splashlights

It looks like ombre’s got a new competitor! It’s name: splashlights. Splashlights are bursting on the scene as the newest hair trend to try. So what exactly is it and can you pull it off with hair extensions?

Splashlights are designed to give you a spotlight effect on a portion of your hair. Get this look with your own hair by bleaching a straight or slightly angled horizontal section of hair from ear to ear. First, start by bleaching the stripe, starting with the undermost layers working up. If you want a super harsh line, you can stop here. However, you can decide how bold you want the contrast to be. You can leave the bleached section as-is for lots of contrast between your hair and the line, or you can color the bleached section with a shade a few tones lighter than your natural hue. (For example, if you have dark brown hair, you could color the strip a light chestnut brown.) You can also choose how harsh you want the line to be. For a more blended, ombre effect between your color and the line, color the sections above and below the bleach with a shade close to your natural hair color.

Now for the most important question…does this work on extensions? The answer is yes! Aura Friedman, the New York colorist who created this look, paints the stripes on hair extensions before installing them on her clients (we recommend getting an extension in the color of the desired splashlight, then coloring the sides to match the client’s hair, as it is very unwise to try and lift color from hair extensions). It’s also much easier to color because the wefts are not installed, giving you more room to color the hair in whichever angle you’d like. You can get as creative as you’d like with your hair extensions, but always make sure to do a strand test on them before coloring. For more tips on coloring hair extensions, check out this blog and our new Color Takeover Portal—home to our educational outreach collaboration with Joico Color Intensities and Framar International, complete with tutorial videos, articles, and more!

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Hair Extension Addicts turn to Theft? Yikes.

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008

Some habits are hard to break. We’ve posted here many times stating the importance of giving your scalp a break between visits to the extension salon – but we never thought we’d see such silly antics over $40 worth of hair extensions from a local beauty supply store.

According to the Dallas News, three unidentified woman entered Wigs and Beauty Supply in the 5700 block of Lovell Avenue on Monday afternoon, September 22nd. One woman headed to the back of the store and another woman, according to the assulted store owner, seemed to function as a sort of lookout at the front. A third woman walked along the wig aisles.

The 47-year-old store owner watched the third woman take items off the shelf and put them in a tan bag, police said. When the owner confronted the woman, she opened her bag to reveal hair extensions and a wig worth about $40.

When he told her to put the items back, she grabbed him by the throat and pushed him against a wall. She reached into her waistband as if she had a weapon, police said.

One of the other women yelled, “Mom, let’s go!”

Wow. I’d thought I’d heard it all – but it looks like the cops will be dealing with a new set of addicts who’ll do anything for $40 worth of hair extensions.

Attention Stylists: Passion International Stylebooks announces 2008 Photography competition opportunities!

Tuesday, February 26th, 2008


Fairfax, VA Daniel Funk, publisher of Passion International Stylebooks and Larry Oskin of Marketing Solutions, announce plans for many new 2008 Passion International Photography Competition Sessions. Today, Passion International remains respected as the global leader in professional stylebooks that are provided to salons for use in their reception areas across the globe.

Funk notes, “Now is your chance to get famous! Many of the 2008 Passion International Stylebooks that are being hosted and art directed in cooperation with Larry Oskin and the Marketing Solutions Team are exclusive, yet open invitational events. Participating hair designers must provide their own models, makeup and wardrobe artistry while matching the desired theme of each stylebook title.”

Passion Hair Extension Stylebooks: The very first Passion Hair Extensions Stylebooks has just been released under hard cover, with international acclaim. The following photography sessions are now planned: