How to Choose Highlights

highlights in toronto

Highlights are a fantastic way to give your hair a quick update for spring – and there are so many options! Highlight techniques are extremely versatile and can completely change your look or give you a subtle shift into the color you want.

Because of their popularity, colourists have come up with numerous techniques for creating highlights, and sometimes it can get confusing. These terms below will help you understand the difference between various kinds of highlights, as well as help you describe what you want to your stylist. Looking to have your highlights done in Toronto? See our scheduling page.
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Have you ever felt anxious about booking a hair appointment? It’s actually not that uncommon. Many women (and men) can feel apprehensive about changing their hair or have a hard time describing what they want. If you’ve had a bad salon experience in the past, or it’s been a while since you’ve been in the salon chair, you may need some tips on how to get the most out of your appointment.

As one of the leading hair salons in Toronto, we are focused on making sure our clients
leave completely satisfied. Here are some of our tips for getting the most out of your next hair appointment:

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After six years proudly serving clients from our King St. East location, P&H Salon is set to take the next step in our evolution – the relocation to our brand new, lavish storefront.

On May 28th, 2018, P&H Salon will be opening the doors to our brand new location at 181 University Avenue in downtown Toronto!

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Get Off-The-Charts Shine with a Hair Gloss Treatment

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Whether you want to boost your hair colour, tone highlights, or just get supremely soft and incredibly shiny hair, a gloss treatment could be your hair savior this season. If you’re not feeling like you need a whole new colour, but you’re hair still needs a little something then a hair gloss could be that something.

Here are 4 ways that hair gloss treatment different than a classic dye job, and why you definitely should consider getting one!

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Repair Your Hair with an Olaplex Treatment

olaplex treatment

You may have heard of Olaplex with little understanding of what it actually does and when it should be used. There are numerous deep conditioning and strengthening treatments out there, but Olaplex is unique in that it actually repairs damaged bonds in your hair.

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The Best Products for Adding Volume to Hair

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If you’re after better hair days, we have some products that will give you a real boost – literally.

We previously wrote an article on tips for adding volume to fine hair, but one thing we didn’t cover was the best volumizing products for fine hair. Before trying those tips, you want to get your hair off to the best start with a good volume boost right out of the shower.

Here are some of the best volume boosting products by Davines that will give you natural looking volume to your hair:
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Microblading: Magic for Your Eyebrows

Microblading eyebrows first gained popularity in Asia about 25 years ago, but has only starting to take off in North America over the last few years. Recently, there’s been a big demand for treatments that provide longer lasting benefits, such as threading and eyelash extensions. Now microblading has become the solution for having a strong eyebrow game every day. Sound interesting? Let us expand on the details so you can decide if this is something you can’t live without.

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How to Choose Eco-friendly Beauty Products

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In an effort to make healthier choices for your skin and hair, as well as the planet, natural and eco-friendly beauty products are booming in popularity. In fact, they’re becoming so popular that nearly every brand is coming out with more “natural” versions of their classic formulas. With so many to choose from, it gets difficult to know what is the “real deal” and what is misleading labeling. Here’s what to look for when choosing natural or eco-friendly beauty products:

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What is Flamboyage?

what is flamboyage

Flamboyage is one of the latest hair colouring technique for those who want a truly blended, natural looking highlights. This technique was created by Davines very own Angelo Seminara, who put it well when he said that it looks like “highlights created by nature.”

You may have heard that Flamboyage is a “combination of ombre and balayage” but that isn’t accurate. Flamboyage is an entirely new colouring service that uses a unique application tool, also developed by Angelo Seminara. Flamboyage is not hand-painted onto strands like Balayage, and whether it is ombre or not depends entirely on how you want your stylist to apply the technique.
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How to Give Yourself a Gel Manicure at Home

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Gel manicures are super glossy, smooth, and last forever. What’s not to love? Well, not everyone is a great candidate for shellac or gel manicures. If your nails tend to be thin, brittle, or your cuticles are sore or cut, then they may not be able to handle a gel treatment, or the acetone soaks required to remove them.

But, since the gel craze began, many nail products have come out claiming to give gel-like effects at home, without UV curing or acetone soaks. Though there are some good gel-like polishes out there, what really matters is taking your time to do each step properly. Here’s how to give yourself a home gel manicure:
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