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Asanda Aveda Spa Lounge Color Services


Asanda’s salons provide thousands of hair color services for guests every year. While many Asanda guests are sophisticated consumers of color services many come to Asanda for their first color service. Whether you are an experienced pro or a newbie, all of Asanda’s color services are fully described and priced clearly and consistently.

We know that there is nothing worse for a consumer than to arrive anywhere for a service thinking you are paying one thing and then feeling the sudden and unpleasant impact of being charged much more, sometimes only after the service has already been delivered. That’s why at Asanda we have developed our

Truth in Color®

All color services begin with a consultation which includes a discovery in the form of questions about your intentions and recommendations about how to produce the best outcome. The hair designer will make sure that the service you have been booked for is what you wanted and what can be achieved with your hair in its current condition at the price you expect. At Asanda, Truth in Color® is designed so that every guest knows a complete description of the hair color service or services they will be receiving, the time allotted for the services and the price, without any hidden fees or charges

Here are descriptions of the color services provided at Asanda:

Single Process means that a new color or toner is applied to create a new base color. A single process treatment is all over, one dimensional color. The hair is lifted and color deposited in one step. It’s the most common color service, and it’s used frequently for covering grays and adding shininess to dull hair. It is almost always used to darken hair but it can also be used to lighten hair only by one or two shades. A single process should not damage your hair and can turn dull hair shiny and vibrant. But you should tell your stylist if you have colored your hair with an at home color kit or applied any other chemicals to your hair that might make the Aveda color less likely to lift or deposit properly.

Additional Color Charges. Most single process services use 40 grams of color (which is the amount of color in one color bowl) to retouch ½ inch of new growth. To achieve an allover color on normal density and texture shoulder length hair (if you are staying with your existing color) you will need 80/120 grams. All Asanda Single Process color services are based on this standard use of color. If you are changing the color of your hair or if you have very long or very coarse hair your stylist is going to need to use more than the above referenced amounts of color.

If you are a first time guest at Asanda getting a single process color you will be charged the price noted for the level of the stylist providing your service. If you hair is very long or coarse or if you decide at a later service with us to change your color again, your stylist will advise you how much you will pay on a return visit for this additional service. But most importantly, for your first color visit to Asanda for a single process color, you will be charged the rate for that location and level of your stylist assuming that what you are receiving is really a single process service.

Double Process is typically used when lightening hair (removing pigment) by two shades or more. . It’s called double process because it is actually a two-step process. First the hair is bleached to remove natural or colored hair pigments, and then pigment is added into the hair to create the desired shade. Double process is more complicated than single process. Like single process it is all over color, but it’s the only way for people with dark hair to achieve light shades without adding highlights. Double process is much harsher on hair. Double process takes longer, at least twice as long as a single process and usually is about twice as expensive.

Hair that is double processed often has a high volume of breakage and split ends. Using a deep conditioner, avoiding daily heat styling as much as possible, and scheduling an Aveda Botanical Treatment once every few weeks to keep your strands healthy, shiny and most importantly, intact. If possible, do not shampoo and condition your hair for a few days before you service: Color not only holds better to dirty hair (clean hair can be too slippery), but if you shampoo and condition your hair before coloring, the dye or bleach may burn your scalp because it’s more sensitive.

If you are arranging an appointment at the salon for a color service and you know you want your hair to be lighter, you should not book your appointment online. You should check with the calling center about time availability and also the qualifications of the stylist. All stylists at Asanda are trained to do double process services but we recommend if you’re considering lightening your hair by more than two shades that you book your service with a Senior Stylist or a Director.

If you’re not sure you want to go through all the time and expense and risk of hair damage from double process color to achieve lighter color hair, consider getting highlights. Highlighting is a great way to experiment with going lighter. Start off by adding a few. Then each time you go back, add more highlights.

Gloss Treatment, also referred to as a color glaze or a glaze treatment, gives your hair shine, boosts dull and lifeless hair and helps smooth flyaways.

Gloss treatments can be clear or tinted. Both types of treatments revitalize hair; tinted treatments can help enhance or maintain color, as well. Tinted options range from brighter blonde (to cancel out brassiness) and gold (to bring out warmth in your strands) to red or brown hues (to bring out the warmth in darker shades of hair).

While gloss treatments aren’t an alternative to color, they do help enhance and refresh your current color, bring out subtleties and can be a good introduction to hair color for someone with virgin (aka never-been-colored) hair. Why should you get one? Gloss treatments are great conditioning tools, so if your locks are dry and lifeless, ask your stylist about their gloss options to bring back your moisture and shine. If you regularly color or highlight your hair, gloss treatments can give you an added boost between colors. Blondes are especially prone to flyaways and damage, so gloss treatments also help smooth and strengthen you lighter-haired ladies.

Gloss treatments are demi-permanent, which means they last about four to six weeks before washing/fading out. You could get them every six weeks or so with your regular trim and be just fine. So whether you’re on a much-needed journey from damaged to healthy hair or just need a little boost, talk to your stylist about the gloss treatment options.

Highlights and Lowlights

Highlights and lowlights are spot hair color processes to achieve dimensional color. They can be used separately or together depending on the look you wish to achieve. Both can be used with a solid hair color. Here’s what they can do for your hair color:

Highlights consist of selecting thin or thick strands of hair that are then lightened at least 2 shades lighter than the rest of your hair. Highlights should complement your natural or artificial hair color. One misconception of highlighting is that highlights are only blonde in color. This is not true.

Highlights can be any tone or any shade of light or dark. As long as they are lighter than your overall hair color, these are considered highlights. For example: If your hair color is black, and you get brown tones put in, those are highlights. If your hair is brown, and you have lighter, caramel tones added, those would be also considered highlights.

If your hair color is a level 3 (dark black/brown) you can add highlights that are a level 6 (medium brown). For a more “natural” highlighted look, you should never go more than 3 shades lighter than the rest of your hair color. The object of highlighting is to give you a sun-kissed look and to bring depth and light to your overall hair color. If you color and highlight, it is not necessary to highlight every time you hair color. Opt for highlight every other hair color appointment.

Placement of Highlights. Of course you can place highlights where ever you would like. You hair is a canvass. With highlights, you can go as funky or as natural as you please. The general placement of highlights is along the top of your head and around the face.

Thickness of Highlights. The thicker you go with highlights, the less natural they will look. The thinner, the more natural. Make sure when you are consulting with your hair stylist, you state that you want to be able to see them. Use words like contrast. If you state you want to see contrast, but not chunks, then you will get and even, thin highlight. If you say chunks, then the strands will be much thicker.

Highlighting is a great way to experiment with going lighter. Start off by adding a few. Then each time you go back, add more highlights.

Lowlights, for the most part, are not as popular in hair coloring as highlighting. If you love the look of highlighting, but don’t want a dramatic look, lowlights are the way to go. Low lighting consists of taking thin to thick strands of hair and darkening them at least 2 shades darker than the rest of your hair. Lowlights are recommended every third time you get your hair highlighted. This will help blend your highlights with your natural hair color, and you won’t have to run to the salon with dark roots every six weeks.

Adding both highlights and lowlights is sometimes referred to as a tri-color service. It can give a very natural effect to your hair color. When both are done, it’s best to highlight the top a little more heavily than the lowlights. Also, adding more lowlights underneath will give your hair dimension.

Foil Pricing. The charges for color services using highlights or lowlights depends on the number of foils used

Face Frame. Only the hair around the face is put in foils. 8 to 12 foils

Partial. Parts or a portion of the head is put into foils. 25 to 30 foils

Full. The whole head is put into foils. 50 to 60 foils