• Jordan Hudson

Updated: Apr 15

In an effort to protect our community, our local government has mandated that all North

Carolina salons temporarily close their doors until April 30th.

What we want our valued guests to know during this time: We love you all and miss seeing you in our chairs already!

We have been advised by the state board of cosmetology that we are unable to provide in-home services and or provide you with professional color kits for at-home use at this time, at the risk of having our licenses revoked.

We ask that you please do not subject your hair to the unpredictable and potentially damaging box dyes.

We ask that you please join us in solidarity in the movement "Rock your Roots!" to support your stylists and small businesses. We humbly ask that you wait until these restrictions have been lifted so that we can properly and professionally care for your hair. In the meantime, wear your roots with pride and let everyone know you are "rooting" for us! When all of this is over, we will need you just as much as you need us. We also appreciate any and all support from our guests. We are still able to sell retail items such as shampoos, conditioners and styling products. Also available for purchase, are gift cards. We encourage you, if you are able, to prepay for your future services. These gift cards are available on our website. We appreciate that this may be a difficult time for all of us financially, if you are unable to support us monetarily, we ask that you continue to sing our praises by writing reviews on google, yelp and or our Facebook page. We are truly touched by your generosity, love, and support during this time. Not a day has passed that we have not thought about all of you. We anxiously await the day that we can greet you with hugs, share laughs and provide you with your favorite services. If you have any questions and or need to reach out to us for any reason, we can be reached at 919-678-3134 or by email or May you all stay safe and healthy during this time. Please take all precautions, use all wisdom and wash them hands, until we see each other again at Holistic Hair! All our love, HH Team

There's a reason highlighting is the most popular service at our salon. It's a great way to freshen up your look and does wonders for your complexion. Sure, single-process color is fun, but what better way to spice it up than some ribbons of dimension?

But what kind of highlights to choose? Let us help.

Often times, color terms and techniques can get confused or misunderstood when we're trying to communicate with our stylists. Instagram and Pinterest are full of posts about balayage and babylights, and new terms and techniques are constantly being created. How can we make sure that we get the result we want and that we're on the same page with our stylist?

Here is a comprehensive guide of every type of highlight:

Foil Highlights

These are the traditional O.G. highlights that have been around for ages. Basically, foils are used to separate strands of hair. You can talk with your stylist about what kind of look you're going for, that way you can determine how thick or thin the strands of hair are. Foils are typically placed close to the scalp and lighten the hair from roots to ends. This technique gives you that all-over brightened look. Typical maintenance is about 10-12 weeks.


Pronounced BAH-LEE-AHGE, this fancy french word means "sweeping" and refers to painting the color or lightener on the hair freehand. The stylist strategically places the highlights on areas of the hair that would naturally be highlighted by the sun. Balayage gives you that au-naturel, grown-out, effortless look. The best part about balayage is that usually the lightness is focused on mid-lengths and ends, and is blended towards the root, which means more time in-between appointments. You'll want to come in for a touch up every 3-4 months.


Imagine if there was a way to get that subtle, soft, delicate dimension like that of a sweet child in the summertime. Oh wait--that's what babylights are for! Babylights are very fine highlights that work best on fine hair. They're done in a similar way to traditional highlights, using foils, but the difference is in the amount of hair in and between the sections.


Bleaching is used to remove color or pigment from the hair. When we bleach the hair we are stripping away all the color but not adding any. Your final blonde comes from the toning process. Toner is a semi-permanent color used to correct tones in hair that has just been lightened. You can almost always expect to get one at the shampoo bowl after rinsing out your lightener. A toner gives the hair a shiny finish and is what gives you your final blonde.

So, those are the basics.

Of course, you can talk to your stylist about combining these techniques to create a custom look for you.

But, when else fails, a picture is worth a thousand words.

I know people get comfortable with their products. It's easy to find something you love and stick with it! But, for those of us with a collection of half-empty bottles of shampoo at the bottom of our shower, is our obsession with hair care products actually doing us any good?


Actually, rotating your shampoos can ensure that your hair is getting all of the nutrients it needs! While your scalp and hair don't exactly get "used to" the products we use, it is important to switch things up to make sure that our hair isn't getting too much of one thing.

Jordan recommends her blondes switch between OPC Hydrating Shampoo and Conditioner and Olaplex. The hydrating shampoo ensures your bleached hair is getting the moisture it needs, while Olaplex provides the protein/keratin that your chemically-treated hair craves! Plus, the OPC Hydrating line has a scent that makes you feel like you're on vacation in your own shower.

Dayra likes OPC Silk Moisture with Aveda Color Conserve. The silk moisture line is packed with gentle ingredients like aloe, to keep your hair super soft and moisturized, while swapping it for the Color Conserve every-other wash ensures your color stays vibrant.

Ashley's favorite duo at the moment is Aveda's Cherry Almond and OPC Silk Moisture. Again, you can not go wrong with Silk Moisture, the aloe does wonders for the scalp, and the gel-like substance of the Aloe Barbadensis leaf gives it a similar chemical composition of keratin, the naturally occurring protein in hair cells. Cherry Almond, the cult-favorite of Aveda lovers, smells sweet and provides irresistible shine and bounce. Cherry Almond has the power to make even corse textured hair feel silky smooth and works as a great detangler for ladies with longer hair.

So, your commitment issues are nothing to be ashamed of! It turns out, there is no product that can do it all. Need a good cleanse after a sweaty gym sesh? The answer is Rosemary Mint (not safe for color-treated hair)! Looking for high-shine, silky softness? Go for Olaplex! Sticking with the same shampoo and conditioner won't do you any favors, so think about what your hair needs today, or this week and choose the best specialty shampoo for your needs. Get out there, explore, don't settle! Call the salon for more information about our OPC, Aveda and Olaplex lines or book a shampoo blow dry and get a hair analysis and consultation and talk to a stylist about what will work best for you!


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phone: 919-678-3134



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