See Color in a New Light
Luocolor Pastels from L’Oréal Professionnel are a range of soft, subtle shades that provide glistening shine. These low-ammonia toners produce a soft, pastel color result on pre-lightened hair in 10 minutes or less. They’re ideal for blending highlights with the existing base or neutralizing double-process blondes. Better yet, Nutrigel technology protects the hair with Ionene G, a conditioning polymer that restores and conditions the hair fiber; light-reflecting chromophores and grapeseed oil.
Stealing the Show
Colorshow is a complete range of styling products from Textureline by L’Oréal Professionnel that are designed to protect and enhance color-treated hair. Three unique products work to eliminate dryness and dullness. Lisscreme is a unique shine cream that helps create luminous, weightless styles while sealing in smoothness; Volumemousse creates volume and hold without compromising gorgeous shine; and Fixspray provides strong hold without adding stiffness or weight. “We continue to see the growth of hair color as a fashion accessory, and this accessory requires special care,” says Andrew Bartfield, vice president of education and shows for L’Oréal Professionnel.
Creme Colour Lounge, a brand-new Paul Mitchell Focus Salon in Chino Hills, California, is a hipster’s paradise where the bright, open space with modern retro décor and friendly, service-oriented staff makes every client feel like a VIP. Owner and Paul Mitchell educator Suzzanne Hawkins enlisted the help of a top interior designer to create a modern, cosmopolitan salon that doesn’t feel like a traditional salon space. Numerous decorative touches, including a rounded dark wood reception desk, sleek sofas, and two large plasma TVs with a rotation of music videos, create a lounge vibe. A focal point is The Color Bar, a beautiful area with a slate-gray countertop and a series of modern light fixtures. With rows of color products and tools neatly displayed behind the bar, the area serves as an ideal client consultation space.