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 full head balayage by Natalia Michele
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
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.
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!
Lol when they don’t give you swatches so you make your own!
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!
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;)
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.
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.
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! @mother-night
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
This girl is channeling Blondie’s Atomic “Your hair is beautiful” with a full head #balayage in atomic green by Kristin Jackson.
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. @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
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
Our Junior Stylist Maria did this bangin’ long layered haircut #face-frame
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
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
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
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.
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 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
Natalia used a kaleidoscope of colors using Pravana Locked-In and Colordesign
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
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
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!
In the pages of Insider Brooklyn
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
Cut and Color by Natalia Michele #doubleprocess #amethyst #paleblonde
Maria Lina did an all over #doubleprocess to create this muted pink and violet color.
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 beautiful and natural with a less obvious regrowth line.
C’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.
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
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 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 with short Betty bangs
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
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!
Hello lovelies! Here’s what we crazy ladies been up to. Lots of fun cuts, crazy colors and tape in hair extensions. Check out some of our work down below. Gotta love our new pro softbox light, smile on!
Kristin Jackson mixed 2 types of pink, a rose and a neon for this allover rocking effect. Cut and color by Kristin #doubleprocess #balayage
Donna Rae custom mixed 3 different pinks and purples to come up with this candy confection #doubleprocess. Cut and Color by Donna Rae
Kristin does a single process root with Redken’s double copper and touches up the #ombre with a custom mixed pink. This is a great way to have colorful hair without always having to bleach!
Our new stylist Natalia did a Full Head #Balayage with a bit of pink at the tips.
Dapper as hell men’s haircut by Maria Lina!
Our Junior Stylist is now doing color at a discounted price! Maria did a single process black with a mystic blue #panel in the front. Panels are a great way to add a pop of color that is pretty low maintenance;)
Below is a photo of our lovely client rocking 26 inch tape in extensions. Kristin has been loving these! Installing the tape in hair extensions is quicker vs the fusion. They last about 1-2 months but here’s the kicker, if you treat them well they can be reused! Just keep the hair and new tape can be added to them. To book an appointment you must do a consult. At that time Kristin will match your hair to the extension and figure out the length you would like. The hair must be ordered and payed for to Kristin. It usually takes about a week for the hair to be shipped. Price is $100 an hour and usually take 1-2 hours.
26 inch tape in extension. Kristin had to color these to match our client growing out her platinum blonde. Photo provided by client. #hairextensions
So lets get ready for Spring we are now open 7 days a week! You can call or text 646-399-6873 to book an appointment.
2016 is upon us. We’ve been at it for nearly 6 years in good ole Bushwick. An ever changing landscape, this industrial land of ours. We’ve decided to bring on board a new stylist, Natalia and open 7 days week. Changes are good, gives us something to talk about, who wants the ho-hum?! Not me I prefer to melt away like crayons on a radiator, let’s sizzle…
Cut and Color By Donna Rae melted purple and blue into turquoise
Cut and Color By Donna Rae
Color melt is an awesome way to update creative color. This is achieved through an already existing creative color. We use the old color at the ends and melt a new, vibrant color at the roots. So much fun without all the damage of a full double process.
Color by Kristin Jackson melted blue and aquamarine into mint green
Cut and Color By Donna Rae melted navy into steel
Tomahawk’s New Colorist/Stylist Natalia
Tomahawk is super stoked for our new stylist/colorist Natalia. She has loads of experience from some of NYC best salons, Marie Robinson to Whittemore House and local Brooklyn salons Foxy and Roots Radical. She specializes in color with advanced training in Balayage/hand painted hi-lites. She puts her cutting skills to the test with women’s long layer, mid-length, bobs and pixies. Men’s cuts it’s all about the scissor over comb and T trimmers, no clipper work for this gal. Most important of all, her favorite band is Motorhead! Catch Natalia on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday.
Oh yeah we’re now open on Tuesdays from 2-8ish! Please not we may close early, to guarantee an evening appointment please call the salon at 646-399-6873.
Decisions, decisions what kind of blonde do you want to be?! Well we do loads of Double Processes good ole bleach and tone. Remember we like to take it nice and slow so getting to a super pale may take a few visits. If you want to push your hair further we recommend adding the Olaplex treatment to your color service. Olaplex multiplies and mends broken hair bonds allowing us to push the envelope without comprising the integrity of hair.
Platinum Blonde by Kristin Jackson photo by Client #tomahawksalon
Cut and Color by Donna Rae she took this client to a Silvery/Sterling Blonde
Our Jr.Stylist Maria is now offering color! She took this client from brown to a neutral blonde.
Cut and Color by Donna Rae using new Redken Shades Eq Mother Of Pearl.
Check out our color page for more info and guide to the Double Process. If your a new client we recommend booking a consult it’s free and allows us to get on the same page to make your hair dreams come true. Blah-Blah BLONDE!