It is no secret that Dallas has the best blondes.  As a colorist there is always the delicate balance of lightening the hair correctly and gently, while also maintaining strength and moisture.  If you are a Platinum Princess, or a Blonde Bombshell or hell even a brunette addicted to Balayage, you know the work it takes to keep those nasty brassy tones at bay.  So what is a chemically dependent, totally bitchin’ blondie to do?  MAINTAIN THAT MANE HUNNY.  Here is your guide.

  1.  Always ask your stylist to add Bond Builder to your color service.  This one step add on service is like an insurance policy for your hair!  I know you are wondering “Rio, what the hell is this?” so I will try to keep this short.  Basically when hair is colored or lightened, the bonds that make up the cellular membrane complex are broken so that color can either be deposited or in the case of lightening, removed. As the cellular membrane complex comes back together, many of these crucial bonds no longer fuse, leading to the rapid deterioration of the cuticle and cortex cells responsible for supporting the inner structure of the hair. OK BILL NYE THE SCIENCE GUY, WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR ME?!? Mixing Bond Builder into all color formulations effectively helps to restore the integrity of the hair. The result is a dramatic reduction in breakage during color services for hair that is noticeably healthier and more resilient!


2.  So, you’ve just had your highlighting done.  You asked for the Bond Builder because “momma didn’t raise no fool!”, you received your beautiful glaze to keep your hair extra shiny and give you some tone and now you have been released back into the wild with a hope and a prayer to maintain this magic that is Blow Salon.  How do you preserve said magic?  Kerastase Blond Absolu.  This ultra-violet system maintains and perfects cool tones through deep violet neutralizers, hydrates and fortifies the hair fiber, and illuminates hair from within.  In short, no body wants to be friends with a bitter blonde, so be better!  You’re welcome.