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How to Ensure Your Hair is Perfect for That Special Event

When it comes to your special event, whether you’re a guest at a wedding, have an important social function or it’s your own special day, such as prom or your wedding day, it is a good idea to leave your hair to the experts. After all, on these special occasions it is important to look and feel your very best.

If you have an event coming up for which you’d like a stylish updo or elegant hairstyle, read on for expert tips from Beth Barton, hairdresser in Michigan.

Photo inspiration

As your big day approaches, it’s wise to peruse magazines or Pinterest for hairstyles that you like. You may be considering a “totally up” updo, or something half up and half down. You may even be considering an elegant hairstyle where your hair is completely down but with beautiful waves or curls.

Regardless, you should be prepared with several versions of the look you’re going for so that your hairdresser has options to offer you.

Understand your own hair

It is also key to understand your own hair type when considering an updo. For example, there are styles that are better suited for thick or curly hair, while others work well on fine or straight hair. So be prepared to be a bit flexible with your look.

Further, it’s wise to get your hair in optimal condition well before your special day. This involves getting regular trims, pristine hair color and perhaps even a keratin hair treatment. After all, if the hair you’re starting with looks gorgeous and healthy, the finished product will look even more stunning.

Though you should come to your appointment with clean and dry hair, you may consider washing your hair 24 hours prior to your appointment, as squeaky-clean hair can be a bit more challenging to work with.

It starts with a consultation

The key to any hairstyle that you are sure to love is a consultation with Beth. She takes great pride in meeting with her clients and discussing their hairstyle goal and how she can best make it come to life.

During your consultation, she will assess your hair type, the event at hand and more. She will also do a trial run of your hairstyle and make any necessary adjustments so that you both are fully prepared for the special day.

Your trusted hairdresser in Michigan

Beth Barton is one of the most well-known hairdressers in metro Detroit. Her list of loyal clients travel to her from miles and miles because they trust their hair to her expert care.

Beth takes her job seriously and makes sure to stay at the forefront of the industry so that she can offer her clients today’s top trends in hairstyles, hair color and haircuts in Michigan. With an impressive history of training, from New York to Miami, Beth’s natural talent and desire to always keep learning have garnered her accolades and the respect of the best in the business.

Do you have a special event coming up? Contact Beth today for your consultation. She looks forward to making your hairstyle a head turning showstopper.


The Latest Hair Color Trends: Ombre vs. Sombre vs. Balayage

As the season change, many times people become inspired to change their hair color. And with all the hair color technique names being thrown around today, it can be challenging to decipher which is which and what would work best on you.

Here, we distinguish between three popular hair color techniques: the Ombre, the Sombre and the Balayage.

Ombre, Sombre and Balayage, oh my!

The Ombre, the Sombre and the Balayage have been generating a lot of buzz and are three of the most requested color techniques today.

However, many people are confused as to what each is and the differences between them. And that’s completely understandable, as there are similarities (but also key differences).

It’s also important to note that it’s possible to have a combination of these techniques used during your hair coloring session.

First up, the Ombre. This high-dimensional color blocking technique offers a dramatic look. Derived from the French word that means “shaded,” the Ombre technique offers an obvious fade from darker hair on top to gradually lighter hair through the middle and then blonde or a shade of blonde at the bottom. The Ombre can be customized, too, with shades of brown, red or even bright, rainbow-like colors. Overall, it tends to grow out nicely and is definitely an eye-catching look.

Next, the Sombre. This, as you may guess, is a soft version of the Ombre (hence the name). This technique offers the same idea as an Ombre, but with a much softer flow and dimension. Roots are typically kept your natural shade while graduating to just a slightly lighter shade down to the ends of the hair.

And finally, let’s talk the Balayage. The word itself is derived from the French term which means “to paint.” This technique is done without the use of foils, but rather, sweeping the hair with color for a beachy appeal, with the lighter shade toward the ends of the hair. This technique offers a softer regrowth and blends the roots to the ends more than an Ombre or Sombre, for a more natural look. This look, however, is also low-maintenance, as it grows out beautifully.

If you’re not sure what you’re looking for, the best course of action is to discuss it with your hairdresser. It is wise to come to your appointment with some photos for inspiration, while also understanding that your final product may not look exactly like a photo you bring, but a version of it. A skilled hairdresser can make professional recommendations based on your goals.

Elite hair colorist in metro Detroit

Beth Barton is a highly experienced and skilled hairdresser in metro Detroit who specializes in the latest hair color trends. Her knowledge, training and artistic touch make her one of the most sought after in her industry.

Beth takes pride in providing outstanding results and understands that each case is different — depending on her clients’ goals, hair type and desired level of maintenance. She always works to provide individualized cuts and color while also preserving the health of your hair.

Do you want to take your look to the next level? Contact Beth today at 734.215.2090 for your appointment.


What is a Keratin Treatment?

If you have thick or curly hair, you probably can relate to the dreaded humidity. You know, your hair is looking decent when you style it but once you step foot outside, it all goes up in frizz.

If you’ve ever been frustrated with unruly, frizzed out hair and long for smooth, sleek locks, then a keratin treatment may be right for you.

Read on to learn more about keratin treatments in Michigan.

What is keratin?

Keratin is a protein that is naturally found in the hair that keeps the hair looking and feeling soft, shiny and manageable. Over time — with the use of styling tools and even the effects of the environment and nutrition — keratin can diminish. When this happens, the hair becomes dry, unruly, brittle and unmanageable.

Luckily, through today’s advanced haircare technology, hair treatments focused on restoring your hair’s keratin levels can dramatically change the texture of your hair for months at a time.

Benefits of a keratin treatment

The benefits of having a keratin hair treatment are multiple.

First, your hair is transformed from dry and frizzy to soft, straight and smooth. Further, with certain keratin treatments, this transformation can last several months. Hair is better able to be styled and drying time is cut in half after your treatment. Some people like having a keratin treatment done before a special event while others simply choose to have the treatment done several times a year to enjoy the benefits at all times.

How is a keratin treatment performed?

A keratin treatment can take up to two hours. First, Beth will cleanse your hair of any impurities. Then, she applies the keratin to your hair and blow dry it to set it. And finally, the hair is straightened with a flatiron as a last step.

With certain keratin treatments, you cannot get your hair wet for three days afterwards. Beth will review in detail the aftercare process before you leave the salon.

A talented hairdresser in metro Detroit

Beth Barton is a well-known hairdresser in southeast Michigan specializing in haircuts, hair color and hair treatments for men and women. Her extensive list of clients come to her from near and far because they trust the results she delivers.

With an elite education and training, Beth brings with her years of experience and the latest hair coloring and haircutting techniques used by even the most in-demand hairdressers around the globe. She believes that everyone can have great hair — you just need the right resources to help you along the way.

Beth prides herself on providing customized service. She understands that everyone’s head of hair is unique, and, therefore, needs individualized treatment. She works with her clients to not only ensure they look stunning when they leave her salon, but that they have the tools they need to keep their hair looking its best day in and day out.

Are you interested in learning how you can get the most gorgeous hair of your life? Contact Beth today for your consultation and appointment. Your hair will thank you!


Brighten up Your Look for Spring with this Season’s Balayage

With spring just around the corner — and with most of us having had enough with the cold, gray and dreary weather — it’s the perfect time to consider freshening up your look with a new hair color.

Many people opt for brighter, lighter shades when warm weather arrives; à la hair that appears to be kissed ever so slightly by the sun. (You know, like the vibrant look you have after a warm, sunny vacation?)

Read on for how the Balayage could be just the color technique you’re looking for.