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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

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


Advanced Coloration Professional Hair Color offers World Class Hair Styling Products!

Advanced Coloration Professional Hair Color is now offering World Class Hair Styling Products and we take the guessing game out of which products will be right for you and your clients!

How do I know which Hair Styling Products will really work for me?

Over the years hair styling products have come to the market and it seems they have virtually exploded to so many that is hard to know which ones you should choose and why?

The questions come when you are standing before a huge display of Hair Sprays and Styling Products. The most common question” How do I know what will work for my hair type?” Often you figure it out by trying them only to find they really are not any different than the counter or station full you have now. None the less this is a good question.  The answer:  most styling products have similar ingredients in a different package or name and that makes it really hard to figure out which you need…until now and we have the answer!

Advanced Coloration Professional Hair Color offers a line of styling products that consist of 6 choices from a High Tech Hair Spray to a Thermo High Heat Protection and they are made from compounds of organic based ingredients that are nourishing to the hair.  That is a nice combination!

Technically speaking the products offered by Advanced Coloration Professional Hair Color all have very High Tech properties that give the products amazing performance without the use of GLUE.  The polymers that are used are vegetable based versus plastic this technology delivers awesome performance without coating the hair with stiff or sticky glues.

The styling products also use Iconic Technology that makes the hair stick together and hold…the result is high hold without weighing the hair down or allowing dirt and dust to be attracted to the hair which causes the hair to look dull and dirty. You will have Sexy Shiny Hair that is touchable and easily brushed out to restyle when you like.

These products are truly NEW and you will love how they make your hair feel and so will the clients in the chair! Just 6 Products is all you need to build the body you need, protect the hair from high heat tools, give soft touchable curls or just the right spike!  The Finishing Spray will hold those styles with a strong hold without becoming a helmet head.

Just like all the products in the Advanced Coloration Professional Hair Color line these Hair Styling products are guaranteed to meet your personal satisfaction!  You have to experience the true performance difference of these styling products.

To try these products simply place an order with us today and experience the NEWEST CUTTING EDGE STYLING PRODUCTS AVAILABLE!

For more information login to our website or contact us at 1-877-50-COLOR.



What’s PH Got to do with it? How to stop hair color fade out

What’s PH got to do with how your beautiful new expensive hair color fades?  Actually everything!

Have you not ever gotten a beautiful hair color at a salon and then the next week begun to see it fade ( especially you Red Girls! I know you know !)?

Just a quick Chemistry lesson here can help you retain that beautiful color for weeks or even months!

Here is the definition of PH: In chemistrypH (Potential Hydrogen) is a measure of the acidity or basicity of an aqueous solution.[1] Pure water is neutral, with a pH close to 7.0 at 25 °C (77 °F). Solutions with a pH less than 7 are said to be acidic and solutions with a pH greater than 7 arebasic or alkaline.  This was taken from Wikipedia.

PH matters to your hair and hair color because the higher the PH is of a product or hair color the more it opens your hair cuticle.

Okay in simpler terms if you hair cuticle is opened and not returned to a closed natural state the hair color you have just gotten will simply wash right out and even for those that do not color increased PH levels in products result in dry and dull hair.

Most hair care shampoo and conditioner’s on the market whether you buy Salon products or a product from a drug store they use Citric Acid, or other forms of natural acids to drop the PH Level of their products when they are manufactured. Sounds pretty harmless right?

Well the problem lies here… acids like Citric are unstable and will evaporate , dissipate  and when they does it raises the PH level of your shampoo and conditioners.  It may start out at a level that will not open the hair cuticle but as you open and close the lid or leave it open ( yes you know you do!) in your shower it raises to levels that open the hair cuticle. By the way they call this PH Balanced in the Industry.

So what kind of hair care products does not raise in PH? Those that are PH Based or made with a good blend of surfactants. These are good natural based elements that are blended together much like a good wine produces a STABILIZED PH shampoo and conditioner and thus the PH will never go to a level to open the hair cuticle.  Even if you left it open in the shower for many many days.

So where can you find  these PH based Shampoo and Conditioners that also contain no SLS ( detergents we have discussed this in other blogs) and also no Paraben? Actually at your local salon that carries Advanced Hair Care Products like Color Lock and Nourishing Shampoo and Conditioners.  If you need to locate a salon in your area simply email us at or call 1-877-50-COLOR.

If you want to keep your locks shiny, bouncy, and retain that expensive hair color with a “GOOD FOR YOU” natural PH Based shampoo or offer it to your clients then you have to get these products right away.

BREAKING NEWS: 1 Gallon Salon Back Bar AC Shampoo and Conditioner is Here!


BREAKING NEWS:  Advanced Coloration announces our New Salon Back Bar Shampoo and Conditioner!  NOW AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE!

This is just a few comments from our Facebook page!

Awesome! Can’t wait for the Back Bar Gallons! I use your shampoo exclusively and EVERYONE absolutely loves it! The travel sizes would make great trial versions! Almost everyone who uses the samples I send home with them ends up purchasing a full size bottle!  Taken from Face Book from a fan Tammy Bristow of Color Soft Salon in Georgia.

Omg I’m first in line! from another Face Book Fan and Stylist Kelly Thompson.


Today we get to let everyone know that the “Best Shampoo and Conditioner on Earth” with all its ACTIVE ORGANIC INGREDIENT goodness is now available in a 1 gallon with pump Back Bar Professional Salon size!  We know it has been a long time coming but good things come to those that wait.

You can login and place your orders now and you will receive a FREE Designer Pump for your first time orders for each product.

How much will a gallon cost?

It will be $58.00 per gallon for any of the 4 products, Color Lock or Nourishing, Shampoo and Conditioner. That is equal to about .45 cents per ounce and a significant savings to the salon versus our current retail packaging size of 16.9 ounces which costs about .70 cents per ounce.

We are very excited about our Packaging! It is a beautiful crystal clear square with a handle gallon with a designer 1 oz dispensing pump…it will look awesome in your salon and dispense the amount of product you need as well as keeping your costs low.

We are also excited to announce that in the next few weeks we also will be repackaging the Shampoo and Conditioners in a 2 oz Travel or Trial Size and 8oz, the new packaging is so beautiful and will really stand out and represent the product on your salon retail display.
We will keep our current 16.9 oz until we sell out of them then convert them to match the new packaging. So you have choices!

Also by POPULAR DEMAND we will be making sure you can figure out which one is Shampoo and Conditioner with a much larger Print.  We have heard from the comments and the change will be made.

Advanced Coloration is growing! We are so happy to offer new packaging to our salon partners so place your orders today! We are just getting started!!!!!

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.