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Hair Coloring

The first safe commercial hair color was created in 1909 by French chemist Eugene Schuller, using the chemical paraphenylenediamine. Hair coloring is very popular today, with over 85% of women coloring their hair and a growing percentage of men following suit. How does haircolor work?

Hair is mainly keratin, the same protein found in skin and fingernails. The natural color of hair depends on the ratio and quantities of two other proteins, eumelanin and pheomelanin. Eumelanin is responsible for brown to black hair shades while pheomelanin is responsible for golden blond, ginger, and red colors. The absence of either type of melanin produces white/gray hair.

Natural Colorants

People have been coloring their hair for thousands of years using plants and minerals. Some of these natural agents contain pigments (e.g., henna, black walnut shells) and others contain natural bleaching agents or cause reactions that change the color of hair (e.g., vinegar). Natural pigments generally work by coating the hair shaft with color. Some natural colorants last through several shampoos, but they aren’t necessarily safer or more gentle than modern formulations. It’s difficult to get consistent results using natural colorants, plus some people are allergic to the ingredients.

Temporary Hair Color

Temporary or semi-permanent hair colors may deposit acidic dyes onto the outside of the hair shaft or may consist of small pigment molecules that can slip inside the hair shaft, using a small amount of peroxide or none at all. In some cases, a collection of several colorant molecules enter the hair to form a larger complex inside the hair shaft. Shampooing will eventually dislodge temporary hair color. These products don’t contain ammonia, meaning the hair shaft isn’t opened up during processing and the hair’s natural color is retained once the product washes out.

How Lightening Works

Bleach is used to lighten hair. The bleach reacts with the melanin in hair, removing the color in an irreversible chemical reaction. The bleach oxidizes the melanin molecule. The melanin is still present, but the oxidized molecule is colorless. However, bleached hair tends to have a pale yellow tint. The yellow color is the natural color of keratin, the structural protein in hair. Also, bleach reacts more readily with the dark eumelanin pigment than with the pheomelanin, so some gold or red residual color may remain after lightening. Hydrogen peroxide is one of the most common lightening agents. The peroxide is used in an alkaline solution, which opens the hair shaft to allow the peroxide to react with the melanin.

Permanent Hair Color

The outer layer of the hair shaft, its cuticle, must be opened before permanent color can be deposited into the hair. Once the cuticle is open, the dye reacts with the inner portion of the hair, the cortex, to deposit or remove the color. Most permanent hair colors use a two-step process (usually occurring simultaneously) which first removes the original color of the hair and then deposits a new color. It’s essentially the same process as lightening, except a colorant is then bonded within the hair shaft. Ammonia is the alkaline chemical that opens the cuticle and allows the hair color to penetrate the cortex of the hair. It also acts as a catalyst when the permanent hair color comes together with the peroxide. Peroxide is used as the developer or oxidizing agent. The developer removes pre-existing color. Peroxide breaks chemical bonds in hair, releasing sulfur, which accounts for the characteristic odor of hair color. As the melanin is decolorized, a new permanent color is bonded to the hair cortex. Various types of alcohols and conditioners may also be present in hair color. The conditioners close the cuticle after coloring to seal in and protect the new color.

Olaplex Hair Treatment – Go Blonder and Bolder

Olaplex Hair Treatment

Olaplex saves the hair colorists from heart attacks when bleaching hair

  • Olaplex is the holy grail for damaged hair

  • All color addicts need Olaplex

  • Olaplex could and will (if it hasn’t already) change everything

  • Damaged hair to healthy hair with Olaplex

  • Olaplex bond perfector

  • Imagine a world filled with Rapunzel like hair because of Olaplex

  • Olaplex hair perfector……are some of the terms describing OLAPLEX! Need to say more?!

Beautiful hair often comes at a cost. Color, bleach, double process, color correction, highlights, balayage, perm, japanese straighteners, thermal reconditioning, keratin treatments, brazilian blowouts, hair extensions, heat styling: the trends are always changing and it seems like we are constantly having surgeries performed on our hair when changing its structure. Therefore, our hair most definitely deserves a treat like Olaplex to help rejuvenate it to a healthier state.

What is OLAPLEX?

The research behind Olaplex was conceptualized by the world’s leading PhD’s in Materials and Chemistry. With this fresh outlook, the two scientists invented the main ingredient for Olaplex, that is both free of silicone or oils. Unlike anything else on the market, Olaplex is a bond multiplier. When we lighten or use chemicals on our hair, we break about 50% of the bonds in the hair, which often results in damaged hair. When you add Olaplex to the lightener, it only breaks 10% of bonds while rebuilding and strengthening broken bonds as it sits on the hair. This gives you and your stylist the freedom and ability to push the hair further without having to compromise the health of your hair.

Microblading Eyebrows Pre-Care


  • DO NOT workout 24 hours prior to service.
  • DO NOT alcohol or caffeine 24 hours before procedure (Yes, there is caffeine in decaf coffee and tea!).
  • AVOID sun and tanning one week prior to procedure.
  • DO NOT take Aspirin, Niacin, Vitamin E or Advil/Ibuprofen 24 hours before procedure.
  • AVOID power shakes and power green 24 hours prior to procedure as well as, Fish Oil, and “Hair, Skin, Nail” supplements.
  • DISCONTINUE ALL Glycolics, Chemical Peels and Retin-A 4 weeks prior to procedure. 
  • DO NOT USE ANY Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) products close to the eyebrow area 2
  • weeks prior to and 2 weeks after your procedure. Check your moisturizer, face wash BB or CC creams and makeup primers for anything that says acid. 
  • NO brow waxing or tinting one week before.
  • NO LATISSE ON BROWS -Lash hair growing serum (Discontinue for min of 3 weeks)
  • YOU HAVE TO BE OFF ANY KIND of Accutane for 1 year. NO Exceptions!

Please Note: You will be more sensitive during your menstrual cycle as well.




WE DO NOT WORK ON ANYONE PREGNANT OR STILL BREAST FEEDING, NO EXCEPTIONS                                                                     

If you experience any of these conditions, you are NOT CANDIDATES FOR PERMANENT MAKEUP:

  • Heart Conditions/Pace Maker/Defibrillator (No exceptions)
  • If you “keloid” scar, you need to ask your doctor (raised scarring)
  • Hemophiliac

Hair Extensions

With perfect texture, color matching, and cut for hair extensions and/or sleek integration pieces, the results are undetectable.

Hair extensions have become a popular way to give you exactly what you want as far as your hair style and look goes. There are several reasons for getting hair extensions, and many of the most common reasons are listed below:

  • To give thin/fine hair more volume
  • For a look of full hair like many of the women in Hollywood
  • To make hair longer after getting a regretted short cut
  • Making yourself feel better after a medical issue that took a toll on your hair

No matter what your reason for wanting hair extensions, they can really boost your self-esteem and self-image. And what women doesn’t want to get the look that the stars sport all the time? The best part about using these things is that they are totally safe. They give you a natural option of beauty enhancement that cannot be gotten any other way.

Hair extensions provide you with more length, volume, and texture. They also help with high and low lights in a fast and easy way that does not involve adding chemicals to your natural hair.

Placing Hair Extensions

It is a mystery to some people how hair extensions are applied. This is how it works; a small attachment is put about one quarter inch from your scalp. Either synthetic or human hair that matches your natural color is blended into your hair. It does not have to match completely as some women choose to go with highlighted extensions for an even different look.

The Importance of Hair Extensions

Getting hair extensions is a big commitment as well as a big investment moneywise. This is why it is vital that you go with a salon that uses the best possible methods so as not to be disappointed with the results. The proper hair must be used and the professional stylist has got to be used so no mistakes are made. Just like with a medical procedure, you should always get second (or even third) opinions on what is best for your hair. They should only be put in by a professional who have done this type of procedure before and feels comfortable doing it. Putting in hair extensions properly takes a lot of skill so you should use someone that has heavy experience in this area. The more experience the stylist has the better techniques they have up their sleeves!

In the end, hair extensions were once something that was worn by celebrities all the time and simply coveted by us regular folks! Since they have become such a Hollywood legend over the past years, more and more salons have taken it upon themselves to become trained in this fine art. If you are thinking about getting them added to your hair, I say go for it! They add so much to your look and you will not likely be disappointed!

Color Correction

Our expert Color Correction Hair Dresser offer bespoke treatments to correct colour from previous hair dying sessions.

One of the most common reasons for colour correction is home hair dying sessions that have gone wrong, due to the dye being left on for too long or not long enough. Sometimes people simply change their mind after they’ve coloured their hair, and other times colour changes over time. There are many reasons for colour correction but our stylists have seen them all before, so there’s no need to worry.

Our Color Specialist will have your hair colour back to the way you want it in no time at all. Plus offering a range of coloured haircare products to keep your hair colour longer and healthy.

Unhappy with your current hair color? Talk to us. We will listen to you, look carefully at your problem and give you our best recommendations on how to get the color results you want, as well as improve the condition of your hair. When you come to the salon to color your hair, make sure you have a clear idea of what you want. Educate yourself by doing some research and talking to friends who color their hair. We highly recommend that you bring pictures or hair swatches if you have them. The more communication the better: because everyone sees color differently, what’s auburn to you could look like strawberry blonde to someone else. It’s a good idea to take your colorists’ advice into consideration — a well-trained and experienced professional knows what will work with your skin tone and hair type, and whether the color you want is too far from your real shade to look natural.

Wrong color, you’ve take the plunge and gone with a permanent color or a strong semi permanent, but it’s just not what you’ve pictured. If you had it done at a salon, any good professional will be happy to adjust it if you’re not completely satisfied. If you just can’t live with it at all, we can use a color remover to lighten your hair, but you run the risk of further damage and a brassy look and you’ll probably have to dye it yet again. If you’ve used a gentle semi permanent color from a drugstore, most of it will eventually wash out — just keep shampooing. In any event, time and a haircut may be your best bets.


Correcting “too light” color. If you’ve had your hair lightened and then decided platinum just isn’t your thing, come visit us at Fine Artistik Salon and we can simply apply a darker toner to get the shade you prefer. Occasionally, hair is so damaged that it just can’t absorb color. In that case, your only recourse is to either have the damage cut off or wait for the healthier hair to grow it. This might be the right time to treat yourself and your hair to a conditioning treatment.


Correcting “too dark” color. Don’t panic! During the first week after coloring, hair usually lightens a bit, especially after a few shampoos; this is particularly true of coarse and damaged hair. If you’ve used permanent color and you just can’t live with it, we are Fine Artistik Salon can use a color remover to lighten your hair. Do not try and attempt this yourself, you’ll risk further damage and a brassy look. You’ll probably have to dye it yet again. A deep conditioning treatment before you color is definitely highly recommended and is good for your hair.


Correcting “dull” color. Spray-on shine and silicone products give instant luster — just don’t overdo them or your hair will end up looking greasy. For a serious case of the dulls, consider a clear/color glaze. Highlights and/or lowlights will give your hair a livelier appearance.

At Teddy Rose Salon, we know color! We are the best hair color correction salon in IL! You are in the hands of professionals!

Keratin Hair Treatment

The Keratin Smoothing Treatment (known also as Brazilian Blowout, Coppola Keratin Treatment or Keratin Complex) is a smoothing method that infuses Keratin deep into your hair cuticle reducing up to ninety-five percent of frizz leaving your hair smooth, shiny and luxurious. The Keratin method temporarily “straightens” your hair as the Keratin is sealed into your hair with a flat iron.

The Brazilian Keratin Treatment should be concidered a “longer lasting blow out” for your hair. Although the treatment does not last forever, results typically last up to three months depending on your hair type. Originating in Brazil, the Brazilian Keratin Treatment is suited to be performed on every type of chemically treated hair. The treatment is gentle enough to use on all hair types: color treated, chemically processed, bleached or highlighted. It is ideal for mistreated, unhealthy, and very damaged hair.

This process does not guarantee completely straight hair. It will reduce up to 90 percent of the natural curls and wave depending on texture, if done correctly and reduces the time spent on styling drastically without reducing the natural volume from the hair. The Keratin therapy encases the hair follicle in a healthy bond which promotes healing, blocks humidity and prevents toxins from entering the hair. Keratin treatment is considered life changing. It rejuvenates and revitalizes the hair, giving it a softer, silkier feel that everyone praises.

Have you ever dreamed of having healthy, shiny, lustrous hair? Hair that is softer? Smoother? More manageable? If the answer to these questions is yes, a Keratin Smoothing Treatment might be what you need.


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