#grayhairdontcare vs #byebyegrays

This post is all about the gray/silver hair how to get it, blend it, embrace it or conceal it.

Let’s start with this badass client who flew in from San Francisco for the Women’s March on Washington. Donna Rae first cut her hair into a bitchin’ shag and then went in with bleach around the sides and bangs to lighten hair to an almost white. Donna then toned the hair with a steely silver by Redken ShadesEQ. This client wanted to embrace and blend the grays she has. This will be low maintenance for her since the root of the panels are concealed by super dope texturized layers.

Donna Rae gave this client a rockin' shag and placed several steely silver panels around the sides and bang.

Donna Rae gave this client a rockin’ shag and placed several steely silver panels around the sides and bang.

Now let’s get into the more complicated grays. Getting this look is not the easiest especially if you have dark hair. Our client below came in with already pre-lightened hair it just wasn’t light enough to hold the gray tones. That’s the trickiest part of gray/silver hair you have to get the hair really light, past orange and yellow to an almost white, if not the hair will look more green. You really have to use color theory and lots of patience to get this color. It may take several visits to the salon for desired results. Natalia Michele did a full balayage leaving a more natural root. She used permanent color after bleaching to achieve this charcoal effect. What’s great about balayage is the built in natural root. Touchups are up recommended every 2-4 months. Some clients choose to come in every 6 months or later for a more ombre effect. Toners will wear out in about 4 weeks you can maintain it at home with demi permanent color like Manic Panic, Special Effects or Pravana you can also just book for a glaze/gloss in between your lightening services.

Natalia Michele kept a natural root and blended several shade gray to achieve this multidimensional look.

Natalia Michele kept a natural root and blended several shade gray to achieve this multidimensional look.

Peep this silvery white hair on our next client. Cut and color was done by Natalia Michele doing a full virgin double process. Maintaining a color like below is a commitment of coming in every 6-8 weeks to get the roots done and toner refreshed. To keep her white/silver we recommend using a purple/violet shampoo like Clairol Shimmer Lights and Matrix So Silver. Weekly or monthly masks such as Hask placenta or Redken Extreme Anti-snap help deliver protein to weak or damaged. We offer Olaplex to our color service to help keep and maintain the integrity of the hair.

Natalia Michele did an all over double process to achieve this silver white hair. Virgin snow indded

Natalia Michele did an all over double process to achieve this silver white hair. Virgin snow indeed!

Now let us say bye bye gray hair. Our gorgeous client just become a mother she needed something low maintenance to cover the grays. Kristin Jackson went with a full balayage to help blend the grays. This is great option instead of permanent color. As we gray we need to go lighter with our color. Doing permanent color either to conceal or darken hair is more maintenance about every 4 weeks compared to the balayage at every 4 months. Here’s why, contrast. Gray hairs will pop against dark hair where if we lightened the strands there is less contrast. For real going gray is a struggle, a balancing act, to resist or to embrace. Hopefully we can make it a lil easier and guide you with what’s best for you and your lifestyle. Check out our glam client below.

Here is Kristin doing her magic. A full balayage in process. This is hand painted technique. The ends are more loaded with lightener as Kristin blends upward almost to the root.

Here is Kristin doing her magic. A full balayage in process. This is a hand painted technique. The ends are more loaded with lightener as Kristin blends upward almost to the root.

Kristin Jackson Did this full balayage to help lighten the strands and blend gray hair. Say bye-bye grays!

Results Kristin Jackson Did this full balayage to help lighten the strands and blend gray hair. Say bye bye grays and hello sun-kissed!

As always we highly recommend booking a consult for color appointments. It’s free and generally takes 15mins. Consults help us evaluate, price and get on the same page as our clients. Remember Life’s a bleach and then you dye! Let’s make your hair dreams come true call or text 646-399-6873 for consults and appointments.

Hey Folks Friday February 17th we will be our Donation Day with proceeds of our sales going to the https://www.aclu.org. American Civil Liberties Union works to defend and preserve our individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the constitution. As a person of color, a woman and born to immigrant parents the wave of anti-immagration in the U.S and Europe has me so saddened and sickened. With that said the battle cries of resist, stronger together and yes Love Trumps Hate make me hopeful. Seeing my community here in Bushwick and all over this country rallying, marching and organizing keeps me going. So mark your calendars for Friday 2/17 all cuts, color and retail 20% will be going to the ACLU. #immigrantstrong #aclu

 

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Dear 2016…

Dear 2016 you have not been our best year. We bid adieu to prolific icons, we ushered in a man that spouts hate, bigotry and misogyny to the highest office,  we watched as corporate greed blasted water protectors, mass shooting of Pulse, unlawful police killings, Flint water crisis… This list could go on and on. Honestly i’m not sure 2017 is going to be better but I can say this corner of 17 Thames Bushwick, Brooklyn will be. We ladies will continue to do donation days we will stand by Planned Parenthood, Nodapl, Trevor Project, True Colors Fund, Black Lives Matter, ACLU and more. So for now 2016 you can SUCK IT! And like a boss check out our clients showing us how to bring in 2017.

Our client kicking 2016 to the curb with blush hi-lights and a rockin' 80's cut by Donna Rae

Our client kicking 2016 to the curb with blush hi-lights and a rockin’ 80’s cut by Donna Rae

This mom of 2 said to hell with it i'm going to SHINE ON! Cut and color by Kristin Jackson using Kenra Neons

This mom of 2 said to hell with it i’m going to SHINE ON! Cut and color by Kristin Jackson using Kenra Neons

Natalia Michele takes us back to 90's with this Doom Generation Amy Blue bob

Natalia Michele takes us back to 90’s with this Doom Generation Amy Blue bob. In the words of Amy “Eat my f*ck.” 

These ladies came in the day after the election to shave their heads. The resistance is on #buzzcuts by Maria Lina

These ladies came in the day after the election to shave their heads. The resistance is on #buzzcuts by Maria Lina

Kristin's color work as LGBT flag. Let your flag fly high!

Kristin’s color work as LGBT flag. Let your flag fly high!

December’s donation day to the Trevor Project is in the loving memory of Abby Pohler.

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We Are Thankful…

For Our Dapper Dans…

Men's cut and color by Maria Lina

Men’s cut and color by Maria Lina

Men's cut by Maria Lina

Men’s cut by Maria Lina

Our Bombshell Betties…

Double Process Blonde by Donna Rae

Double Process Blonde by Donna Rae

Blonde Melt into Creative Color Violet by Natalia Michele

Blonde Melt into Creative Color Violet by Natalia Michele

White Blonde into Turquoise and Swing Bob Cut by Kristin jackson

White Blonde into Turquoise and Swing Bob Cut by Kristin Jackson

To Our Clients Old and New We Love You…

Farewell Brooke, Thank You For Being The Perfect Mermaid with Stylist Kristin Jackson.

Farewell Brooke, Thank You For Being The Perfect Mermaid with Stylist Kristin Jackson.

Tomahawk Salon is committed to giving back to organizations that we believe need our support, be it through volunteering or donations. Join us Friday December 16th we will be donating 10% of all our cuts, color and sales to The Trevor Project. Providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention to LGBTQ youths. WE ARE STRONGER TOGETHER!

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Balayage, Balayage, Balayage and Oh Ombre

Well we’re sure you’ve heard the word Balayage uttered by every beauty editor and style guru out there. And there’s good reason for it, we’ve been blasting up the Balayage game for a while now. So here’s the DL on one of our most coveted color services. Balayage means to sweep or paint in French. It is  a 2 step process of hand painted hi lights, offering a more multi-dimensional look and feel than an all over double process. It allows for a darker root and a more natural sun kissed blonde so grow out is less harsh than all over color and you can go longer between touch ups.

Bright blonde balayage by Natalia Michele

Bright blonde full head balayage by Natalia Michele

Half head balayage concentrated around the face for a sun kissed effect. Cut and Color By Maria Lina

Half head balayage concentrated around the face for a sun kissed effect. Cut and Color By Maria Lina

Full head balayage with a dusty creative pink color. Done by Kristin Jackson

Full head balayage with a dusty creative pink color. Done by Kristin Jackson

And then there was the Ombre. Ombre hair color is generally darker roots through the mid-shaft and lighter towards the ends. Upkeep is minimal and is the perfect service for someone that does not have the time to maintain color.

Color Melt Ombre by Kristin Jackson. Kristin applied a permanent color root to mid shaft and lightened the ends to achieve this ombre look.

Color Melt Ombre by Kristin Jackson. Kristin applied a permanent color root to mid shaft and lightened the ends to achieve this ombre look.

For more info on pricing and services check out our color page. As always we highly recommend color consults if your unsure of what you would like to do with your color. Consults are free and allow us to get on the same page as our clients.

****NEW PRODUCTS NEW PRODUCTS NEW PRODUCTS NEW PRODUCTS****         Check it out we just got the Kenra Neon Collection and Pravana Jewel Tones. Lol they didn’t give us swatches so our very own Natalia let us experiment on her, so we gave her this skunkpunk panel of all 10 of the new colors;)

Glows under black light!

Glows under black light!

Lol when they don't give you swatches so you make your own!

Lol when they don’t give you swatches so you make your own!

 

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We’re Loving Colorful Panels…

Panels are a super easy way to bring in a pop of color without all the maintenance of a full head. Upkeep is minimal and bit more wallet friendly than a double process. You can start with just one and add more later. If your job or school doesn’t allow for full on unicorn hair, a great option would be a hidden or peek-a-boo panel. There’s lots to explore with versatile panel hair coloring!

Maria Lina outdid herself with this killer crimson red bang panel and drool worthy cut!

Maria Lina outdid herself with this killer crimson red bang panel and drool worthy cut!

Kristin gave our client Pink Panels and killer bangs for her college reunion.

Kristin gave our client Pink Panels and killer bangs for her college reunion.

Natalia did this pink with blue tips panel for our young client. Back to school the tomahawk way;)

Natalia did this pink with blue tips panel for our young client. Back to school the tomahawk way;)

Donna Rae did a large peek-a-boo blue panel to give this steely platinum a pop of color.

Donna Rae did a large peek-a-boo blue panel to give this steely platinum a pop of color.

Here's a great example of a hidden or peek-a-boo panel on our double process client. If you can't go full on unicorn why not do on the underneath! Cut and color by Kristin Jackson.

Here’s a great example of a hidden or peek-a-boo panel on our double process client. If you can’t go full on unicorn why not do on the underneath! Cut and color by Kristin Jackson.

Are you sold on panels yet?! To achieve this looks hair is pre-lightened and color deposited on a section of hair. Cost is similar to accent hi-light starting at $90 for one panel additional cost for more than one or multiple colors.

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Punks Not Dead

Dead Kennedy’s Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables and The Cramps Stay Sick were the albums that changed my life. I was 14 growing up in the midwest. I always felt like a stranger living in a strange land, a bit of an outcast. My mom moved us from the suburbs to the city and enrolled me in art school. I found my tribe, with like minded people. We listened to music that resonated anti-establishment, subversive culture, nonconformity and individual freedom. And now 20 some odd years down the line I opened Tomahawk and hired a kick ass staff of like minded ladies. Our canvas is hair and everyday we are thankful that we get to do what we love and be apart of our client’s personal story. In the words of The Exploited “We’re all punks and we don’t care, We’re boot boys that dye our hair…Punks not dead, I know it’s not!”

Natalia called this funerary shades over an all over double process. The effect is smokin' hot!

Natalia called this “funerary “shades over an all over double process. The effect is smokin’ hot! @mother-night

Kristin Jackson turned this grown out double process into a mermaid worthy ombre.

Kristin Jackson turned this grown out double process into a mermaid worthy #ombre. @kristinjackson

Natalia and her client worked together to create this mind blowing #mohawk

Natalia and her client worked together to create this mind blowing #mohawk

This girl is channneling Blondie's Atomic "Your hair is beautiful" with a full head balayage in atomic green by Kristin Jackson.

This girl is channeling Blondie’s Atomic “Your hair is beautiful” with a full head #balayage in atomic green by Kristin Jackson.

Back to black all over single process with Maria Lina.

Back to black all over single process with Maria Lina. @iiceblinkluck

Donna Rae did an all over balayage/ombre using an emerald creative color and single process black root for this melted effect. She also chopped into the hair giving our client "chainsaw" bangs there are no straight lines in this cut!

Donna Rae did an all over balayage/ombre using an emerald creative color and single process black root for this melted effect. She also chopped into the hair giving our client “chainsaw” bangs ,there are no straight lines in this cut!

Close up on Donna's emerald green #balayage and black single process root.

Close up on Donna’s emerald green #balayage and black single process root. @donna234rae

Thanks for checking out our work. You can click on the links to our stylist instagrams above in the captions, give them a follow. Next months blog will be all about colorful panels. To see more of our work and clients selfies check out #tomahawksalon

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Oh My Gerd…

Brooklyn is it hot enough for you?! Well we’re about to get steamy in here check out our hot,hot,hot cut and color work.

Kristin Jackson achieved this look with a #doubleprocess custom mixing Redken Shades Eq for this perfect #rosegold

Kristin Jackson achieved this look with a #doubleprocess custom mixing Redken Shades Eq for this perfect #rosegold

Our Junior Stylist Maria did this bangin' long layered haircut #faceframe

Our Junior Stylist Maria did this bangin’ long layered haircut #face-frame

Donna Rae did this rad #undercut and Double Process to create this diffused #amrthyst

Donna Rae did this rad #shave #shortcut and double process to create this diffused #amethyst

Soft and feminine short cut. Double process using Redken Shades Eq by Donna Rae

Soft and feminine short cut. Double process using Redken Shades Eq by Donna Rae

Natalia Michele did this golden blonde into pink #ombre #balayage

Natalia Michele did this golden blonde into pink #ombre #balaayage

Natalia did a full #balayage to create this multidemensional color and hand painted a vibrant pink from mid shaft to ends #ombre

Natalia did a full #balayage to create this multidemensional color and hand painted a vibrant pink from mid shaft to ends #ombre

Kristin Jackson gave our client a subtle red #ombre #balayage working with her natural hair texture #curlyhair cut and color

Kristin Jackson gave our client a subtle red #ombre #balayage working with her natural hair texture #curlyhair cut and color

Last but not least long #menscut by Maria Lina

Last but not least long #menscut by Maria Lina

So that’s it folks. Cut and color appointments available daily. As always for color we recommend booking a consult to determine price and length of service. Keep cool and summer on.

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Some Like It Hawt Sand Art Hair, Insider Brooklyn

Hey Bebe have you found your summer groove?! Check out some of our smokin’ hot color from fiery Balayage to rainbow bright Sand Art Hair and our rad clipper & cut work.

Kristin Jackson did this full balayage in creative colors of orange, red and pink. Yes this is on FIRE!

Kristin Jackson did this full Balayage in creative colors of orange, red and pink. Yes this is on FIRE! Kristin is available Wednesday-Saturdays

Next up Natalia Michele did a rainbow bright Balayage using 5 custom mixed colors to create the Sand Art Hair effect!

5 custom mixed color to create Sand Art Hair

5 custom mixed color to create Sand Art Hair

Natalia used a kaleidoscope of colors using Pravana Locked-In and Colordesign

Natalia used a kaleidoscope of colors using Pravana Locked-In and Colordesign

Natalia did a full Balayage with 5 different custom tone to create this Sand Art Hair effect. It took about 4 hours to achieve!

Natalia did a full Balayage with 5 different custom tones to create this Sand Art Hair effect. It took about 4 hours to achieve!

Natalia is available Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sundays

Natalia is available Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sundays

Feelin’ the heat cool off with an undercut let’ get to buzzzzin’….

Here's a lil buzzzz work by or Jr. Stylist Maria Lina available Sunday-Thursday

Here’s a lil buzzzz work by or Jr. Stylist Maria Lina available Sunday-Thursday

Donna Rae did this super stylized undercut. Donna excels at short cuts and i available Friday-Mondays

Donna Rae did this super stylized undercut. Donna excels at short cuts and is available Friday-Mondays

And last but not least grab a copy of Rachel Felder’s “Insider Brooklyn” to check out Tomahawk Salon and 200 of her favorite destinations in Brooklyn!

cover insider brooklyn

In the pages of Insider Brooklyn

In the pages of Insider Brooklyn

 

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Let Them Eat Cake

Ahhh Spring is here. The scent of rain and grass is in the air. I am finding inspiration in the pretty, pretty dusty colors of Sofia Coppola’s Marie Antoinette. I want to be in a whirlwind of pink, lavender, amethyst and buttery blonde. Shall we twirl into summer…

Natalia Michele melted an amethyst root into a soft pale blonde #doubleprocess

Natalia Michele melted an amethyst root into a soft pale blonde #doubleprocess

Cut and Color by Natalia Michele #doubleprocess

Cut and Color by Natalia Michele #doubleprocess #amethyst #paleblonde

Maria did an all over #doubleprocess to create this muted pink and violet color.

Maria Lina did an all over #doubleprocess to create this muted pink and violet color.

Kristin did a full head #balayage to create this multidimensional lavender. This hand painted technique is less maintenance than a double process.

Kristin Jackson did a full head #balayage to create this multidimensional lavender.
This hand painted technique is less maintenance than a double process.

Cut and Color by Donna Rae full head #Balayage. Soft and pale this color will grow out natural with a less obvious regrowth line.

Cut and Color by Donna Rae full head #Balayage. Soft and pale this color will grow out beautiful and  natural with a less obvious regrowth line.

marie-antoinetteC’est si bon! It is so good! As always thank you for checking out our blog, like us on Facebook and check out our work and client selfies #tomahawksalon. We are appointment only. The best way to determine service, pricing and amount of time to make your hair dreams come true we advise booking a consult. Consults are free and can be seen by a stylist daily.

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Dye, Dye My Darling

Dye, dye my darling but not before you check out some of our cut and color work…

Kristin Jackson did a full #doubleprocess to achieve this green with envy color

Kristin Jackson did a full #doubleprocess to achieve this green with envy color

These lovely braids were created by Kristin Jackson. She used Redken's temporary hair makeup Color Rebel. This is a fun way to add a pop of color with no commitment!

These lovely braids were created by Kristin Jackson. She used Redken’s temporary hair makeup Color Rebel. This is a fun way to add a pop of color with no commitment!

Natalia did a full #balayage to create this sand art effect

Natalia Michele did a full #balayage to create this sand art effect #sandarthair

Donna Rae did a #doubleprocess and color melted pink into existing grey ends

Donna Rae did a #doubleprocess and color melted pink into existing grey ends with short Betty bangs

Maria Lina did a #shag and bleached #panel on this rocking client #drycut

Maria Lina did a #shag and bleached #panel on this rocking client #drycut

Kristin Jackson did a full #doubleprocess doing a darker purple root fading into a soft lavender

Kristin Jackson did a full #doubleprocess doing a darker purple root fading into a soft lavender

So are you dying to get your hair colored?! Each one of these took 2 1/2 to 4 hours in the chair. Both balayage and double process require the hair to be bleached and toned either with a glaze or creative color. Price range is $175-320. Our pricing is determined on several factors including time, effort and amount of product used. We recommend booking a hair consult it’s free and helps us get on the same page as our clients. As always we are CASH ONLY, consults allow us to give pricing and book out the correct amount of time to make your hair dreams come true. Receive $10 off when you do cut and color together. Check out our Junior Stylist Maria Lina for discounted rates.

This past year we have lost several of our idols. Thank you for making our world a brighter, sexier, rockin’ place; to be the weirdos that we are!

Prince, Bowie and Lemmy

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