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Blog: Spot Light Series on Experienced Licensed Stylists/Colorists that use Advanced Coloration Professional Hair Color.

What I LOVE about Advanced Coloration Professional Hair Color

Blog: Spot Light Series on Experienced Licensed Stylists/Colorists

that use Advanced Coloration Professional Hair Color.

Part 2 in the Spotlight Series on Professional Stylists/Colorists and what they love about Advanced Coloration Professional Hair Color.

This weeks spotlight is on:  Deede Ware,  Master Cosmetologist for 8 years, Owner and Stylist at Hair By Truvy Salon in Dacula, Georgia.   Deede has been using Advanced Coloration Professional Hair Color since October 2011 and previous lines used were Matrix and Rusk.

Deede Ware of Hair By Truvy Salon Dacula GA

Interview with Dedee:

How did you find out about Advanced Coloration, approximately when did you switch to AC? Met the sales and marketing manager. I switched my Professional Color Line approximately 9 to 10 months ago.

What where the factors or things that made you want to switch your Color Line to Advanced Coloration Professional Hair Color?  The performance of the color, the healthy condition of the hair after coloring, the technology of the color process with Advanced Coloration is revolutionary and is so much better for your hair, it allows more pigment in smaller molecules to enter the hair along with conditioner that go inside the hair itself, without having to blast the cuticle open due to low ammonia therefore the cuticle closes more easily and securely which aids in retaining the original color without fading.

What are the key things or differences in using Advanced Coloration versus your prior Color Line?  The condition of the hair after coloring is so much better, the length of time that the color stays true is amazing. Also the ease of formulation, one of the easiest lines to formulate available in the marketplace today.

Have you completed the Educational Training Classes at Advanced Coloration?  Completed thru which level? What things did you find appealing about the training with Advanced Coloration? Yes, I have completed all three levels, I love the support from the staff and educators and the hands on training for color correction.

Do you place your orders via the Advanced Coloration Website? What are a few things or advantages in doing business with Advanced Coloration? Yes, I simply sign in, place my order and I receive it the next day!! So simple, especially when I am replenishing my retail stock for my customers because the Shampoos and Conditioners as well as the gel, mousse and hairspray just fly off of my shelves!!!

If you were to state a few key differences in how the color line is used or performs versus your previous line can you please list them here: Easy formulation, true to swatch colors, improves condition of hair, shine of hair and lasting color.

Do you purchase the retail shampoo and conditioners and styling from Advanced Coloration? Can you please tell me what you like about the retail products? The shampoos and conditioners improve the condition and healthiness of the hair from the first time you use it to a very marked improvement after two weeks of use. Hair spray is glue free so you can comb out and use heat on hair again to restyle with out melting glue on the hair. Works as a thermal protector when restyling.

In conclusion would you like to share a statement that sums on how Advanced Coloration Professional Hair Color has made your job as a Colorist more enjoyable or easier? I am more knowledgeable due to the support and education that is always at your fingertips via the website or a phone call away. I do not have to leave my salon to get product so I can be accessible to my customers. I have more retail business because the products really work!!!! No guesswork in adding tones to base colors, A/C has already done that for you. I love seeing happy customers that know they have received a service that is actually good for their hair!

Advanced Coloration Professional Hair Color has many customers just like Deede and we will be writing about them in the coming weeks so check back to read about them and their business!  They will also be sharing tips and experiences and photos of their work on our Facebook Page so make sure to “LIKE US” and join us for more conversation.

If you are ready to convert your color to Advanced Coloration Professional Hair Color then contact us today to do exactly what Dedee has done!  We can be reached at 1-877-50-COLOR or info@advancedcoloration.com.

Get That SHINY SEXY HAIR with Advanced Coloration Professional Hair Color…what are you waiting for?

 

Blog: Spot Light Series on Experienced Licensed Stylists/Colorists that use Advanced Coloration Professional Hair Color.

What I LOVE about Advanced Coloration Professional Hair Color

Blog: Spot Light Series on Experienced Licensed Stylists/Colorists

that use Advanced Coloration Professional Hair Color.

This week’s Featured Stylist:  Linda Phelps, Master Cosmetologist since 1982, Licensed in Georgia and Florida currently resides in Blairsville, Georgia.

 

Linda is a Colorist and previously used Schwarzkopf color, as well as Paul Mitchell and Redken.

She has been a colorist for over 30 years and converted to Advanced Coloration Professional Hair Color in 2011. She located Advanced Coloration Professional Hair Color via the internet and contacted Advanced Coloration Professional Hair Color to find out more about the line. She was invited to a personal introduction session at the Advanced Coloration Professional Hair Color Training Center in Buford Georgia and learned the basics of the line. According to Linda she was impressed by the training coordinator and how easily the line was to use and the results she saw were impressive.

Linda purchased the color package and began to use the Advanced Coloration Professional Hair Color on her current and new clients and she said “I have never been happier with a Hair Color Line or Hair Care Products as I am with Advanced Coloration, they are SUPERIOR products to anything I have used in the past.”

Linda was asked if she would share a few key differences in the Advanced Coloration Professional Hair Color line versus Schwarzkopf that she had been using and her answers were as follows:

“It mixes 2 parts developer to 1 part color, and the color tube is large at 3.4 ounces. I get much more color for my money.”

“No damage to the hair when using the Bleach from Advanced Coloration. It is so easy to use!”

“The Color and the Hair Care leaves the hair so soft and shiny.”

“I have no fear using Advanced Coloration Professional Hair Color , I select the desired target color, follow the very simple formulation process ( I learned in the level 1 class) and then measure and mix and I get a great result  EVERY TIME!”  “Previously when I mixed with other colors I never was quite sure what the result would be…I often just hoped the result was what I wanted! With Advanced Coloration I get the exact result I was going for, no more hoping just results!”

Wow you can hear for yourself from an experienced stylist that there are some very good differences between the Advanced Coloration Professional Hair Color Line and others that she has used previously. Here is a breakdown in the key differences of Advanced Coloration Professional Hair Color versus Schwarzkopf that Linda was using:

Advanced Coloration Professional Hair Color mixes 2 parts developer to 1 part color and are a demi, semi and permanent color all in one line.

Advanced Coloration Professional Hair Color does not have that strong ammonia odor when mixing and applying the color to the client.

The Bleach is easy to mix and does not swell up and crawl out of the bowl or the foils. It is very gentle and does not streak, spot or leave the clients hair damaged when mixed well and used properly.

The color cannot over process. Let’s say that again, you cannot over process a client with Advanced Coloration Professional Hair Color, with the ammonia at ½% it will stop processing and not over process and go “dark”.

The Gray Hair coverage is so easy to achieve. Simply use the  10 volume developer with your target color from the swatch book mix 2 parts developer to 1 part color, apply to the client’s Gray for 30 minutes and it is covered. No mixing additional “N” to achieve grey coverage.

We also asked Linda what she liked best about Advanced Coloration as a Company.  She said “She loved doing business with Advanced Coloration Professional Hair Color as we made her feel part of the team, like family, our training was the best she has ever attended and she learned so much and wants more! In addition she also mentioned “that our pricing was a great bonus to our line…she got amazing performing products and she got to put profit into her business!”  She also said “You have amazing customer service and ship the product quickly right to my location!”

Linda also wanted to share with everyone that her color business has increased A LOT and she thanks the beautiful results of Advanced Coloration Professional Hair Color for assisting her. She says it is “AMAZING AND SELLS ITSELF once someone has the color applied and can see the results!”  We at AC say GO LINDA!

We have many customers just like Linda and we will be writing about them in the coming weeks so check back to read about them and their business!  They will also be sharing tips and experiences and photos of their work on our Facebook Page so make sure to “LIKE US” and join us for more conversation.

If you are ready to convert your color to Advanced Coloration Professional Hair Color then contact us today to do exactly what Linda has done!  We can be reached at 1-877-50-COLOR or info@advancedcoloration.com.

Get That SHINY SEXY HAIR with Advanced Coloration Professional Hair Color…what are you waiting for?

 

Low Ammonia versus “Non Ammonia” Professional Hair Color: What are the real facts?

There is no question that there are lots of Professional Hair Color Lines that promote being “Non Ammonia “ Or “Ammonia –Free” in fact there is a great deal of publicity surrounding the issue of hair color that contains ammonia vs. hair color that is labeled “ammonia-free.” In an effort to help our clients and those searching for the correct facts we are writing it all on our blog this week, as always we at Advanced Coloration are here to provide clarification and answers to some frequently asked questions. We are in the business to teach Professional Stylists the real truth about Hair Color and Styling Products and bring healthy shiny hair to the American Consumer.

Let’s check it out?

What is Ammonia and Why is it in Hair Color?
Ammonia has long been used in permanent hair color in fact many of the formulations in Professional Color have not changed since the late1940’s early 1950’s. This is how it works: first, it sets the stage for color to penetrate the hair strand by opening up the surface (otherwise known as the cuticle) once the cuticle has been penetrated and opened  the color molecule can be inserted into the hair shaft. Ammonia effectively lifts out the natural hair pigment so that the hair color molecules can penetrate and deposit (on non -previously colored hair). That’s when you see the new shade. So essentially, ammonia is largely responsible for hair color’s ability to alter hair hue and semi or permanently deposit hair color.

What is Ammonia-Free Color and How does it Work?
Color products that are labeled “ammonia free” generally contain an ammonia substitute called mono-ethanolamine or MEA. Like ammonia, MEA is effective at performing the first step of a permanent color service that of opening the cuticle. However, because the MEA molecule is 3.5 times larger than ammonia, it cannot penetrate the hair as effectively, so it might not be as efficient when it comes to lifting natural color out of the hair and depositing artificial color deep into the hair strand. Therefore, non ammonia colors may be less effective than ammonia based color when the colorist attempts to create lasting gray coverage, or the sufficient lightening required to produce exceptional light blonde or vibrant red shades. Additionally, renowned hair color expert Beth Minardi  expresses, “In my experience, the MEA in hair color products can remain in hair even after the color has been removed, which can lead to progressive darkening and dulling.”   We at Advanced Coloration thru our research have seen that MEA can stay in the hair up to 2 weeks and continue processing which causes the cuticle to not return to a closed position and thus dry, dull and faded color are the result.

MEA vs. Ammonia: What are the Pros and Cons?
Ammonia has a distinctive odor, and colorists and clients find the odorless nature of MEA appealing during the color application. Historically, we note that ammonia-based formulas provide long lasting color, intense vibrancy and superior gray coverage.”

Finally a true ammonia performance based hair color line does exist providing the performance of ammonia with the attractive features of low or no odor of the ammonia –free lines.

Advanced Coloration found the answer with the development of it’s low ammonia color line. It provides you the performance of the Ammonia with the benefits of no odor like MEA….the best things are that with a line like AC the color cannot process and go dark because with only a .5% ammonia it evaporates and  stops processing in 30 to 40 minutes.. The Hair Cuticle will close back down and the result is VERY SHINY, Vibrant hair color. Most of clients that have used AC Color comment that they can use the color even when they could not use other brands due to itching and irritation, that is due to the fact we refine the AC Color Molecule to 99.8% eliminating many of the elements that cause irritation which is often mistakenly blamed on ammonia.  AC is truly the first change providing amazing performance to the Professional Hair Color Industry in over 50 years. AC is truly HI-TECH.

For further information contact us or watch our new video series about “How Advanced Coloration Works” which is scheduled to launch on May 1st, 2012.

One last thought…Not all products advertise the truth or actually perform to the level that they claim only you can truly judge this and be an informed stylist or hair color client.  We invite you to See, Feel and Experience the AC Difference for yourself.

A Testimonial Direct From a Client Out of the Chair

This video shows just how this nice lady, very typical of the older clientele you might have in your chair tells how she was able to Cover her Grey Hair with AC Color and do it without the itching, burning and sensitivities that she had experienced with other color lines. The video was shot in the Advanced Coloration training salon so pardon the audio. We thought you all would rather hear from an actual client than us just how gentle yet high performance this color line is. We will start posting more of these types of testimonials so come back and visit us soon!Customer Talks About NO itch, No Burn from AC Hair Color

About Advanced Coloration

Advanced Coloration was born out of a desire to initiate change in the professional hair color industry. Commercial trends have been running in opposition to the salon professional for over a decade. Companies that once reserved their hair color products exclusively for salon professionals began to disconnect themselves. They began marketing their hair color products to drugstores, grocery stores, and low-end department stores. By doing so, they have removed much of the professionalism and artistry from professional hair color. Since then we have watched helplessly as costs have continued to escalate and industry standards have further deteriorated. Frustrated with these trends, and determined to seek out change, one industry maverick has traveled the globe challenging chemists to reach beyond industry norms and develop the most technologically advanced professional hair color available. As a result, Advanced Coloration’s micro-pigment technology was born. Our professional hair color products offer the purest color pigment, the lowest ammonia content, and the most advanced conditioning formula available to bring you vibrant, long-lasting color and luminous shine. Advanced Coloration professional hair color products are exclusively available to salon professionals. It is our mission to reintroduce artistry, expertise, and profit back into your salon’s professional hair color services.