Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Across the Pond

HairQueen News

Greetings from England! If you haven’t heard, I’m currently in England and will be back in California on August 25th. England, in London, is where I started my hairdressing career as a Saturday girl in a small boutique salon; I feel like I have come full circle.  Whilst in London I will be observing the London fashion and hair trends for inspiration and ideas to bring home to America with me.    

In the meantime here is some information about a new trend: the colombré.

Trend of the Season
We all remember the ombré trend last summer, where the bottom half of the hair is lightened to a blond color, leaving the top half natural. 

Ombré hair
So now that the ombre trend is officially over, what’s the latest trend for 2015? Thanks to Kylie Jenner, the answer is colombré
Kylie Jenner

Colombré is when you color the bottom half of your hair and leave the top half natural. It’s a quick upgrade for anyone who is still sporting the ombré look. Plus, it’s a fun way to add color without having to worry about roots! Check out the examples below.

Colombré hair

You can choose to add only one color like the top two photos, or add multiple colors like the bottom two photos. As a Certified Framesi Hair Color Educator, I can help you choose the color (or colors) that will work best for you. So if you’re searching for a new back-to-school look, consider going colombré! 

Runs Business with Scissors

Now that we’re in full swing with summer, it’s a great time to start planning for the end of the year. If you need guidance in how to prepare your business for the fall and winter months, contact me to set up a consulting session.

Funnily enough, Fall is often the time stylists move about from salon to salon.  As owners we must be prepared for our staff to explore their options and have a continuous recruitment plan in place.

In cosmetology school, they teach us how to pass the board; the career planning, business planning part we must take the time to develop on our own.  As a stylist and owner I have found it invaluable to have a team of people to help me with working "on" as well as "in" my businesses.  Like continuing education for hair we must have continuing education for business.  I rely on my coach and marketing person to keep me on track and on my game.  I offer one on one coaching and consulting, and in the Fall I will be offering group seminars.  Stay tuned for more details.

In the meantime, stay cool, prosperous and have a fun summer!

To set up an consulting time please call 510-545-2955 or email me at suzanne@suzannevanhouten.com