In a world of Instagram-ready Rapunzel hair, it’s hard for fine-haired gals not to feel a little volume envy from time to time. And, while there’s nothing wrong with normal-to-fine hair on a good day, little sucks the spring from ...
August 22, 2017Team Shades
If you’re considering a drastic hairstyle change, communicating exactly what you want to a stylist can seem daunting even if you’ve got tons of example pics to show. So, what’s the trick to ensuring that your next trip to a hairstylist ...
July 21, 2017Team Shades
Not all methods are created equal when it comes to harnessing the sun’s rays to achieving subtle streaks. So, what’s the healthiest way to lighten your hair in the sun? First, Know if Your Hair ...
July 12, 2017Team Shades
Hitting the gym is great for your body, no doubt. But tossing your locks up in a ponytail before working out? It’s absolutely awful for your hair. In fact, your trusted pony can cause everything from mid-strand breakage to bald patches--especially around your ...
April 30, 2017Team Shades
“How would I look with bangs?” -- If you’re thinking about updating your hairstyle to one of this summer’s top trends, you’ve probably asked friends that exact question. Of course, there are no take-backsies when it comes to chopping off front fringe. ...
April 20, 2017Team Shades
Love the look of your freshly blown-out style, but aren’t so sure about keeping up your appointments the next month of unpredictable weather? Don’t fret! There’s no need to avoid wearing your hair down until the weather clears up. Here are ...
March 26, 2017Team Shades
Be honest, is your bathroom counter littered with more bobby pins and homemade sock bun inserts than you can shake a stick at? Or, does your scalp ache from an entire winter of hair being wrangled into high-and-tight ponytails? It’s ...
March 15, 2017Team Shades
“Blow out before you go out”—that’s our motto at Shades Color Bar this holiday season! A great blowout, great hair, can really change your day and make your feel good about yourself. Whether you’re a connoisseur of blowouts or you’ve never had ...
November 23, 2016Team Shades
Are you on the edge of your seat wondering what fall’s new, hot hues for hair could be? Let’s be honest, the answer is probably “meh” for one of several reasons. Maybe you’re perfectly happy with your current color and have no desire ...
November 4, 2016Team Shades
There are mornings when you wake up with perfect hair that requires minimal effort. Then there’s most days, when you’re faced with stubborn bedhead or flattened locks that refuse to do anything but make you regret hitting the snooze button ...
September 8, 2016Team Shades
At its most basic, a bob haircut is one that clears your shoulders. (That’s opposed to a lob, or long-bob, that comes down to graze your collarbone.) This style may or may not have ...
August 25, 2016Team Shades
Have you ever gone to your stylist prepared with multiple pics of your desired cut, only to wind up with a look that’s just a little...off? Chances are, some important aspect of the ...
August 12, 2016Team Shades
So, you want to go ultra-blonde? Whether you’re inspired by GOT’s Khaleesi or a Kardashian, there’s no escaping that platinum locks are white-hot this summer. Of course, platinum blonde, silver, and unicorn-colored hair looks so ...
July 27, 2016Team Shades
Did you get a chance to check out pics from this year’s Met Gala yet? If so, you may have noticed that celebs amped up their head-to-toe sparkle to fit the theme of Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology. While we might not be able to ...
June 29, 2016Team Shades
Whether pin-straight or prone to frizz, embracing your hair’s natural texture can be a tall order. Sure, messy ponytails are fine for weekends—but, we all depend on our holy grail products and hot tools to feel polished and professional Monday through Friday…. until summer hits, that is. Between blazing ...
June 9, 2016Team Shades
Grab your floral crown and texturizing spray, because this summer’s hottest festivals call for hair that’s effortless and boho-chic! Check out our suggestions for styles that pair perfectly with your favorite electric-teal eyeliner and psychedelic nail art, to help you get into the Indio Valley spirit....
May 23, 2016Team Shades
What’s one of the most common misconceptions about hair? That your locks are living—or can somehow be repaired. If that comes as a surprise, don’t fret! Beauty brands have long used terms that imply ...
March 23, 2016Team Shades
Let's face the facts: You know that using heat to style your hair can cause dryness, breakage, and split ends. Specifically, heat damages your strands by causing hair’s naturally smooth coating to become rough—rippling instead ...
March 4, 2016Team Shades
What would you give for a week of perfect hair without sacrificing the snooze button? One of the most common misconceptions about blowouts is that they should be saved for special occasions. Yes, blowouts are an amazing way to ...
February 15, 2016Team Shades
Every 20 minutes a blonde woman dyes her locks brown, leaving her fair-haired friends behind. Okay, we might have made that statistic up, but when you check out the hottest fashion blogs this season, you’ll invariably see a blonde celeb jumping ...
January 27, 2016Team Shades
For the uninitiated, hair oils might sound counterintuitive. After all, most of us have dedicated a lifetime of hair rituals to avoiding slick strands! But oils are the latest beauty insider favorite—and every woman would benefit from ...
January 8, 2016Team Shades
It’s the middle of winter, and you’re tired of being cold. What’s worse than forcing yourself out of a warm, snuggly bed? It’s leaving the steamy rapture that’s your morning shower. The desire to swaddle back up is ...
December 23, 2015Team Shades
If it seems like you're having more than your fair share of bad hair days, it might be time to take a closer look at the state of your strands. Just like glowing skin or strong nails, achieving good hair takes ...
December 9, 2015Team Shades
Your office is a magical place where all sorts of interesting and fun people come together to learn, grow, and build a better business, right? Yeah, probably not so much. For most of us, the daily grind isn’t always inspiring. Even if you are totally jazzed about your 9-5, it’s likely ...
November 25, 2015Team Shades
In the world of beauty, it's ever-so-easy for fiction to become fact. These so-called "secrets" are passed down among generations, traded at beauty shops, touted on the pages of women's magazines ... but are they true? From answering the great do-trims-help-it-grow-faster debate to shedding light on a myriad of other questions ...
November 9, 2015Team Shades
Considering a major shade shift? The decision to drastically change your hair color is right up there with chopping it all off—requiring months of contemplation. Simply going to a salon instead of attempting to change your color with an at-home kit is your first defense against disaster. But, for those unaware ...
October 27, 2015Team Shades
Every summer, soon-to-be blondes hit the bottle to get perfectly sun-kissed tresses. And each year come fall, just when it’s about time to swap jean shorts for flared denim and crop tops for knitted sweaters, salon-goers with every hue of hair start dreaming about different colors. But, do autumn’s traditionally deeper ...
October 20, 2015Team Shades
For hair junkies, fall is a chance to refresh your look after a summer of beachy waves and bleached ends. Even if you’re low maintenance, the change doesn’t have to be drastic! This season offers a bounty of wearable chic trends perfect for upgrading your back to school look. Trendy Cuts ...
September 29, 2015Team Shades
At least once in our lives, we’ve each sat in a stylist's chair, nervousness tingling up our fingertips at the progressing results. Maybe the color of your highlights looked a little off while being painted on, or the angle of your layers wasn’t just so. Bottom line, sometimes it seems ...
September 11, 2015Team Shades
Change your style without having to wait! Come in today for a free consultation and look amazing for all of your Holiday parties!
December 2, 2014Team Shades
Shades celebrated our 3 year anniversary this August 3rd! Saturday the whole team went over to Buca Di Beppo for a celebration. It was an amazing time! We want to thank our amazing staff, ...
August 20, 2014Team Shades