Since last week, I’ve gotten SO MANY questions regarding our story mentioning Cleo’s postpartum hair loss and coloring her hair during this complicated + important time. So it’s clear that it’s time to have some real talk about it. Cleo first sat in my chair a few months after having her second child, and that first appointment involved more game planning than hair color, as her hair was in need of some serious care.

By Kadi

Water Build-Up: Ashley + Hector's 5 Simple Steps To Help Prevent + Treat It

Build-up from water can lead to hair damage, causing issues with dryness and breakage, which impacts your hair color over time. On the simplest level, tap water picks up excess minerals on its route to our homes. It’s this excess mineral content that latches on to the cuticle and scalp, and forms a “hard,” calcified layer. Over time, this build-up, combined with excess chemicals and heavy metals in our water, diminishes hair health. The result?  Hair that feels brittle, appears dull, and is prone to split ends. When it comes to chemically treated hair color, water build-up causes the color to oxidize and face more rapidly. Luckily, one of our balayage specialists, Ashley Pineda, and one of our stylists, Hector Garcia, shared their 5 Simple Steps to Help prevent and treat mineral-build up in the hair.

By Highbrow


Black. Woman.The intersection of being Black, female and an immigrant is not always the easiest place to be. But for me, it represents strength, regality, and determination. Even when facing the daunting reality that VC funding for women is less than 2%, and for Black women, that number is an abysmal 0.34%.

By Kadi


  Hair. For as long as I can remember, rituals around hair have been a part of my life. As a little girl, my mother would give me hot oil treatments, parting my hair, applying warm oil to my scalp and ends, finishing me off by braiding my hair, and then sending me to bed with a towel draped over my pillow lest my pillowcase get stained. The next day, she would wash it out and, using a combination of...

By Myka


When our clients get engaged and set a wedding date, the first question asked is, ‘what’s the plan for my wedding hair?’My first piece of advice is to work backwards, and set all color appointments leading up to the big day, well in advance. I also encourage my brides to schedule the last appointment as close to the wedding day as possible, but NEVER in the last week. That time is for making memories and being in the moment with loved ones- don’t spend it in a salon.Once the color appointments are set, it’s time to think about the hair styling for the day. Compile a few images to give your stylist insight into how they should approach your haircuts leading up to the wedding, and ask yourself how you truly want to feel. It’s important to honor this piece - and it’s important that everyone included in the process does so, as well.

By Kadi