Take Inscape Beauty Salon’s 30-Day Better Hair Challenge

Summertime is notoriously hard on those luscious locks. From heat exposure and humidity to sea salt and chlorine, dry and lackluster hair is inevitable. Here at Inscape Beauty Salon, we firmly believe that healthy hair is beautiful hair. There is no better time to get started than now: join us on a journey to stronger, more vibrant hair by taking the 30-day better hair challenge:

Day 1: Get a trim at Inscape with your favorite stylist

Getting rid of split, dry or otherwise damaged ends will help you begin on the path to better hair. We recommend getting a trim every four to six weeks. If you haven’t had a trim in a few months, schedule an appointment for a haircut to get started.

Day 2: Start drinking more water

Water is crucial to the health of your hair, skin and your entire body as a whole. Aim to drink the recommended 8 glasses each day to see an improvement in your hair.

Day 3: Commit to shampooing once every three days

Far too many people shampoo their hair every day, yet the effects of excessive washing are damaging. From dry scalp to hair loss, too much shampoo can throw off the PH balance of your scalp. Most people only need to wash their hair a few times a week; aim for once every three days if you’re a frequent washer.


Day 4. Eat almonds

Almonds are fantastic for the hair. Rich in magnesium and fatty acids, almonds can decrease hair fall, increase growth and even aid in reducing dandruff. Allergic to nuts? Try increasing the amount of eggs or spinach in your diet for similar benefits.

Day 5: Google the harmful effects of sulfates, silicone and other chemicals in hair products

If you aren’t aware of the damaging effects of ingredients like sulfates and silicone, use this as a learning experience. You might be surprised to learn that your hair woes are the result of your hair products.

Day 6: Invest in sulfate free products

Now that you have learned about sulfates and silicones, shop around for more hair-friendly products. From shampoos and conditioners to hair gels, there are chemical free options available for all your needs.


Day 7: Try something new

Have you been dying to try a new style but have been too afraid to take the plunge? Try it today and renew a love affair with your hair. In need of some inspiration? Schedule a consultation for hair color in Davie today to discuss low damage options.

Day 8: Find a hair, skin and nail supplement

Even those with a well-balanced diet can benefit from an added hair, skin and nail supplement. Do your research to find one that works for you.

Day 9: Let your hair air dry

Do you run straight for the blow-dryer after showering or washing your hair? Skip the blowdryer today and instead let it air dry.

Day 10: Buy a silk pillowcase

Sleeping on a silk pillowcase at night can reduce the amount of frizz created overnight while tossing and turning in bed. Shop around for a high-quality one and let it do the work while you sleep.

Day 11: Try a DIY hair mask

Discover your favorite DIY hair mask recipes on Pinterest and give one a try.


Day 12: Wear a hat

The summer sun here in South Florida is known for fading color quickly. Protect your hue and wear a hat today.

Day 13: Invest in a new brush and comb set

Had the same brush for months or even years? Buy a whole new set today.

Day 14: Detangle your hair in the shower

Put that new comb to use and detangle your hair in the shower today.


Day 15: Rinse your hair with apple cider vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is a great way to refresh your hair. Simply add 4 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar to 8 ounces of water. You can pour the mixture directly onto the hair after shampooing or use a spray bottle. Let it sit in place for around five minutes and then rinse it thoroughly. You will be left with body, shine and ultra clean strands.

Day 16: Try an overnight style

Spend some time researching overnight hairstyles. Whether curly, straight or wavy, there is a style for everyone. This will give you (and your hair) a break as most only take a few minutes of primping in the morning to finish.

Day 17: Dry your hair with a t-shirt

Instead of reaching for a bath towel, try a t-shirt. This creates less friction and presents less chance of damage. A microfiber towel can be used for this if you prefer.

Day 18: Skip the heating tools

Straighteners and curling wands are one of the biggest causes of hair damage. Skip these today and embrace your hair's natural texture.

Day 19: Get a treatment at Inscape

Schedule an appointment for a hair treatment near Pembroke Pines, Plantation & Hollywood. We recommend the Agave keratin treatment for frizz control or a L’Oréal SerieExpert Powermix treatment at Inscape for dry, damaged or lackluster hair.


Day 20: Fake it until you make it

Dreaming of long, shiny strands? Instead of getting traditional hair extensions in Broward County, use clip-in ones or schedule a consultation for less damaging ones like aqua hair extensions at Inscape Beauty Salon.

Day 21: Massage your scalp

Massaging your scalp certainly doesn’t feel like a challenge. While relaxing, massaging your scalp also aids in increasing blood flow and stimulating hair growth.


Day 22: Look at old family photos

Have some fun today and look through your old family photos. Take note of how your hairstyles (and those of your family members) have changed over the years.

Day 23:  Recreate your favorite blast from the past style

Are you dreaming of those pigtails from elementary school after browsing through photos, or curious how you would look with your mom’s 70s hairdo? Recreate the look (just for fun).

Day 24: Treat yourself to a deep conditioning treatment

Deep conditioning your hair only takes a few minutes yet drastically improves dryness. Treat yourself to a new deep conditioner or simply leave your favorite conditioner in for a little longer than usual.

Day 25: Don’t forget body hair

Unwanted body hair? Take today to remove it. Whether facial hair, out of control eyebrows or legs; explore waxing services at Inscape Beauty Salon. The results last much longer than shaving or other DIY methods and waxing prevents painful razor burn or unwanted bumps.

Day 26: Detox your scalp

Dead skin, clogged pores and product build-up can weigh your hair down. Detox your scalp by mixing 1 tablespoon of baking soda and ½ a teaspoon of cinnamon powder with 2 tablespoons of olive oil.

Apply the mixture to your scalp and leave in place for 15 minutes. Rinse and then shampoo and condition as usual.


Day 27:  Add agave or coconut oil to your hair regime

Agave and coconut oils are excellent for repairing damage and restoring moisture. Introduce your favorite into your daily hair routine.

Day 28: Give your hair a break

Growing tired of hair styles and hair care regimes? Take a break today and throw your hair up in a loose ponytail.

Day 29: Revitalize your color

Instead of changing your entire color, opt for a gentler option. Demi-permanent or semi-permanent hair color at Inscape Beauty Salon is a great way to enhance the shine and color without the damaging effects of ammonia or bleaching. Ask your favorite Davie hair stylist about colored glazes or shine treatments

Day 30: Get inspired

Now that you are well on your way to better hair, get inspired! Dedicate a few minutes today to looking at your favorite celebrity styles or colors.

Congratulations on healthier, more vibrant hair! Now that your hair is stronger than ever, consider scheduling an appointment at Inscape Beauty Salon. Whether you are dreaming of a new color, need advice on hair care or are ready for your next trim, we’re happy to help on your journey to healthier locks. Book an appointment online now or give us a call at (954) 212-9806.

At Home Color Versus Salon Hair Color: Is There a Difference?

It’s no secret that in our society we have plenty of options when it comes to expressing ourselves through our appearances. One of the most common ways that we achieve this feat is by altering our hair color. You can find nearly any color you can dream of in both local pharmacies and top-rated Florida salons like Inscape Beauty Salon. Whether time constraints or a strict budget is the motive, it can be hard to resist the allure of a fast and cheap DIY hair color. But, is there truly a difference between at home color and salon hair color?

Quality of Hair Color

In short—the answer is yes. For starters, the hair color offered in at-home varieties is of a lesser quality than those you find in salons. This is because they contain harsher, more concentrated chemicals and often skip out on the protective ingredients used in a salon setting. Because of this, you are more likely to experience damage, breakage or hair loss at home than under the guidance of an experienced hair professional. This is both because of the quality of the dye and the lack of experience of the individual dying their own hair.

Experience and Know-How

Although using an at-home color seems fairly cut and dry, a salon professional does much more than apply dye to your hair. Before any hair coloring service begins, your stylist first conducts an initial evaluation. At this point, they are checking for many different signs of your hairs’ health, such as: elasticity, moisture, and dermal irritation. If your hair is not healthy enough to withstand hair color, your hair stylist will make you aware of this beforehand. This step alone drastically reduces the risk of hair loss and extensive damage. From there, they will discuss your desired results, consult a color wheel and mix a color according to your existing hue. All these factors play a large role in the final results of your hair color in Davie.

Lack of Personalization

When it comes to at-home colors, however, there is a “one-size-fits-all” approach. Dry and damaged hair is dyed using the same chemicals as healthy hair. A brunette and redhead can choose the same box dye and are led to believe that their results will be the same, but this is rarely ever the case. Despite the color guide, the results are never quite as expected. The color may be brassier than expected or a even a completely unexpected shade. This is especially true when making a drastic change at home, as many box dyes are not intended to lighten or darken the hair more than two or three shades from the existing one. To correct these hair color mistakes, it may take a salon expert several weeks and can be a costly venture.

The Dangers of At Home Hair Dye

Along with these undesirable results, it is easy to forget that at-home dye kits can also be dangerous when applied by inexperienced individuals. From allergic reactions to burns, stains and severe irritation, these chemicals are better off in a properly equipped salon environment where they are handled and applied carefully by professionals.  

Interested in hair color around Pembroke Pines, Plantation, Davie or Hollywood, Florida? From bombshell blonde to vibrant violent, Inscape Beauty Salon offers top quality hair color that is customized to each client’s personal needs and desires. Contact us to discuss your needs or book your appointment online today!

Repair Your Hair in An Instant with a L’Oréal Serie Expert PowerMix Treatment

From tangles to split ends and frizz to breakage, good hair days are hard to come by when your hair is dry and damaged. Unfortunately, in a world full of heated styling tools and harsh box dyes, most of us experience damage to some degree. While there are ways to reverse existing damage, these methods take time. If you are looking for an instant way to reverse years of damage, a L’Oréal PowerMix Treatment may be the solution you are looking for.

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What is a L’Oréal PowerMix Treatment?

A L’Oréal Serie Expert PowerMix Treatment, in South Florida and around the globe, is one of the highest quality hair repair options available on the market today. Unlike other options, PowerMix is not a pre-prepared mixture. Instead, it is tailor-made for everyone’s specific needs right in our hair salon. Before beginning, your Inscape stylist will ask a few questions to determine your biggest hair care concerns. For example, this may be breakage and color protection. This consultation helps your stylist determine which additives to include in your PowerMix Treatment. If you are unsure or receiving the treatment directly after a service, like coloring, your Inscape stylist is happy to make recommendations.

The highly concentrated hair masque is then activated, using Micellar technology, when the base and additive are combined. After mixing according to your hair’s needs, it is applied to the hair and left in place for up to 5 minutes. When the time is up, your hair is rinsed and transformed from lackluster to fabulous. Although you will have a jumpstart on healthy, damage-free hair, you should receive regular L’Oréal PowerMix Treatments in Davie and follow up with preventative care.

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How to Prevent Future Damage?

After receiving a PowerMix Treatment, your hair will be rejuvenated and healthier than ever. To maintain these results, however, preventing future damage is key. To ensure that your hair remains in good condition, start by forgoing the DIY hair treatments. Whether box dyes or at-home perms, these products are notorious for damage. Instead, consult one of our professional hair stylists to ensure that these services are done correctly and with salon quality products. Likewise, Inscape Beauty Salon stylists will evaluate your hair to ensure that it is strong enough to withstand these services. We also recommend pairing a L’Oréal PowerMix treatment after services such as bleaching or highlighting to minimize dryness and damage.

Next, you should re-evaluate your daily hair care regime. Despite the widespread myths, hair does not need to be washed and conditioned daily. In fact, over washing can lead to dryness, excessive oil production and dandruff. Aim to wash your hair no more than three times a week. Also be sure to choose a gentle shampoo/conditioner that is intended for your hair type. Other measures that you can take to reduce damage includes using a thermal protector before using heated tools and using high quality combs or brushes. When these techniques are combined with a L’Oréal PowerMix treatment, you will quickly notice stronger and more vibrant hair.

Ready to transform those dull hair into luxurious silky strands? Call or book your L’Oréal PowerMix treatment appointment online today!

What’s the Difference Between Permanent, Semi-Permanent and Demi-Permanent Hair Colors?

When it comes to hair color, there is an expansive variety. From natural blonde hues to neon green, Inscape Beauty Salon is well equipped to meet every expectation. There is much more to a hair color than what meets the eye, however. Aside from the actual shade or the brand, hair dyes are available in different levels of permeance, such as permanent or semi-permanent. This offers salon goers the freedom to decide whether to make a permanent change or to experiment with new looks without the commitment.

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Permanent hair dye is designed for clients who are interested in long-lasting results. To achieve these results, ammonia and hydrogen peroxide work in unison to penetrate the hair cuticle. This allows color to be deposited. It can be used for both lightening and darkening the shade of your locks. Typically, a permanent hair dye lasts around six to eight weeks before it will need to be revamped due to fading. Aside from the length of the hair, the color will need to be reapplied to new growth at the roots every four weeks. This type of hair color works exceptionally well for covering grays and is the most common type of hair color requested in salons, although it requires the most maintenance and is the most damaging.

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Semi-permanent hair dye, unlike permanent varieties, are not intended to last. They contain no ammonia or hydrogen peroxide and are not capable of lifting hair color. This means that they cannot lighten the hair and they cannot drastically darken it either. In many cases, semi-permanent haircolors are used to add shine to natural hair or to revive previously colored hair in-between touch-ups. The length of time the semi-permanent color lasts varies by brand and hue; however, most are designed to fade out after 6 to 12 shampoos.

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At first glance, one might assume that the term semi-permanent and demi-permanent could be used interchangeably. But, the two are quite different in terms of composition. The most notable difference is that demi-permanent colors contains small amounts of peroxide. The level of peroxide is drastically less than that of permanent hair dye and there is no ammonia, as with a semi-permanent color. The addition of peroxide means that demi-permanent colors can open the hair cuticle so color can be absorbed. The result is a richer hue that is gentler on the hair than a permanent one with results that last up to 24 shampoos.

Considering a demi-permanent hair color to refresh your blonde locks? Ask about our L’Oreal Dia Light Milkshake Collection! We are proud to offer this high-shine, demi-permanent hair color in delectable hues like Frosty Pearl, Honey and Vanilla Macaroon Milkshake. This ammonia-free formula is ideal for natural or color treated blondes who want to revitalize their color without the damage or maintenance of a permanent hair color. Give us a call to learn more or book your appointment at Inscape Beauty Salon online today!

Which Oils Are Best for Optimal Hair Health?

In recent years, people have discovered a newfound love and appreciation for natural hair care and beauty products. From organic beeswax lip balm to mineral based shampoo, there is no shortage of nature-based solutions. One of the most popular goods when it comes to hair care in our Davie salon continually proves to be the use of essential oils. This is not surprising as many of us suffer from dry or damaged hair, both of which the right oils can correct over time. With so many choices on the market; however, it can be difficult to determine which ones are best for optimal hair health. Luckily, we have compiled our top choices for the best hair oils to eliminate the guesswork for you:

Argan Oil Morocco for dry and frizz hair


Argan oil hails from Morocco. The kernels of the argan tree are compressed to create the oil, which boasts a high content of antioxidants, fatty acids and vitamin E. When used in the hair, argan oil is a powerful organic solution to common woes like dryness, damage and frizz. It can even combat an itchy scalp, while increasing the hair’s elasticity. Like most essential oils, it can be beneficial for all hair types though those with thin or fine locks should use small quantities to avoid a greasy or weighed down appearance.

jojoba oil for oily scalp hair loss


Jojoba oil (ho-ho-ba) comes from a shrub that is native to areas in Arizona, California and Northern Mexico. This plant is an emollient, which makes it ideal for soothing and unclogging follicles. The oil also contains vitamins and minerals that nourish the scalp. While these vitamins are helpful for all hair types, those who find the oil most effective tend to have problems like an oily scalp, dandruff or hair loss. Although many users do apply the oil directly to the scalp, those who fear greasy locks may find it better to mix a tablespoon of the oil into their regular conditioner instead.



Everywhere you look you are likely to see coconut oil these days. This extremely versatile, fatty oil is a popular choice for cooking, skin moisturizing, oil pulling and yes- even hair. Because there are so many products containing coconut oil on the market, it is crucial to ensure that you choose one intended for use on the hair. A coconut oil intended for cooking, for instance, may be drastically different than one for the skin. When used for hair care in South Florida, we recommend a pure unrefined oil or a product with a high percentage of coconut oil. This will ensure that you reap the benefits of the coconut, like its power to moisturize, soften and increase growth.



Agave oil is derived from a Mexican blue agave plant and works incredibly well for all hair types. It’s moisturizing amino acids and lightweight nature make it a top choice for all hair types. Whether your hair is dry, frizzy or lackluster, agave oil aids in adding moisture, smoothness and shine. It can be used directly in its essential oil form, but like many oils, its effects are maximized when included (in a high concentration) in a product designed specifically for the hair. At Inscape Beauty Salon, we recommend the Agave Smoothing Trio line paired with an Agave Keratin treatment. This is an excellent pre-summer treatment as it also aids in fighting off the humidity that Davie, Pembroke Pines or Hollywood, FL are known for.

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Sweet Almond

This oil sounds like a delicious dessert but proves to be one of the greatest natural treatments for the hair. Extracted from protein packed almonds, the oil harnesses many of the same benefits as when they are consumed. It is best known for its ability to aid in hair growth, due to its rich content of vitamins B1 and B6, but can also repair hair follicles, moisturize and strengthen the hair. To reap these rewards, its best to use sweet almond oil on a regular basis instead of intermittently.

Regardless of which oil-based product you choose to improve your hair health, be sure that you select a the high-grade and minimally processed one. Often, products may indicate that they contain essential oils but upon further inspection, the actual percentage of essential oils is low. This is because low-grade oils rely on harsh chemicals, additives and other fillers to cut costs. While essential oils can be used in conjunction with other solutions for hair treatments, we recommend visiting Inscape Beauty Salon to ensure the product is pure and safe for your hair.

Considering an agave treatment in the Fort Lauderdale & Miami area? Take advantage of our limited time offer and receive a free hair cut and free Agave Smoothing Trio with the purchase of our special Agave Keratin Treatment. Book now and save!

Top Highlight Trends to Expect for Summer 2019

Summer is right around the corner and nothing says “summer time” quite like breathing new life into your hair color with highlights. In the Hollywood South Florida area, our Inscape Beauty Salon stylists are pros when it comes to spotting the hottest trends in the industry and highlights are no exception. From chunky to ultra-thin and blonde to blue, discover which highlights we expect to flood your Instagram feed for the summer of 2019.

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Babylights have been one of the most popular styles of highlights for several years and we don’t expect that to change. This technique involves using a brush to apply dye in very small sections of the hair. It can be created with either a partial or full set of highlights, with a partial set giving a more natural appearance. Babylights can be done using any color but most salon goers opt for a hue that is only a few shades lighter than their base color. This is because it mimics the look of natural highlights that are the result of sun exposure, which is especially believable in the summer months.


Chunky Highlights

If the mere mention of a chunky highlight gives you a flashback to the ‘90s, you aren’t alone. These thick, skunk-like highlights are not quite as common as babylights but with ‘90s fashion and trends making a comeback in a big way, they are gaining popularity again this summer. They are the go-to style for anyone who finds the babylights approach a little too safe for their tastes. With wide streaks, this look is intended to make a dramatic statement. For this reason, a brunette may opt for icy blond chunky highlights to make the colors pop.


Ribbon Highlights

Curls: love them or hate them, they often require a different approach than stick straight locks. For those with intense curls, traditional highlights can create an unnatural appearance. With ribbon highlights, the dye follows the curl pattern instead of straightening them. This creates a remarkably organic look and will certainly be popular this summer among those with curly strands.

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Partial Pastel Highlights

Whimsical and unexpected, pops of pastel shades can quickly transform any lackluster locks. Most salon goers find a full set of pastel highlights to be a bit over the top, so we are seeing a lot of partial pastel styles. While the look can be pulled off with any base color, it appears to be a big hit with blondes. In most cases, the color is kept towards the ends or used to create a face framing effect. In either scenario, the final result is always stunning.


Honey Blonde Highlights

While we tend to see an influx in blonde hues during the summer months, the specific shades are endless. In years past, ash and icy blondes were all the rage. For the summer of 2019, the trend will shift to warmer tones. Specifically, a warm honey blonde color will be a go-to for both brunettes and blondes who are looking to add dimension with highlights in Davie.

Want to get a jump start on your summer hair color? Schedule an appointment at Inscape Beauty Salon online today.  First time highlight customer? Be sure to take advantage of our limited time offer and receive 20% off all of your retail purchases at your appointment.

Recreating Our Favorite Beauty Looks with L’Oréal Majirel Hair Color

Hair and makeup go hand in hand when it comes to looking and feeling your best. They can be used seperately, but the most stunning looks are always created when they work together in unison. From skintone enhancing colors to advanced techniques, here’s how to transform your favorite beauty look into a hair color with L’Oréal Majirel’s extensive color line.

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Metallics to Add Shine

Metallic makeup is one of the trendiest looks for the Spring 2019 season. From the red carpet to the runway, shiny metal-based hues are gracing the eyes and lips of all of our favorite starlets. The reflective nature of these shades brightens up the skin and adds an undeniable hint of drama.

At Inscape Beauty Salon, we embrace the popularity and skin brightening benefits of the metallic trend with L’Oréal Majirel's The Metals color line. With chic tints from “Pink Ash" to “Silver Star" and a high-shine formula, your uninspired mane quickly goes from humdrum to Hollywood.

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Contour for a More Flattering Shape

You've seen the awe-inspiring results that professional makeup artists and even top video bloggers achieve through the power of contour. Whether you've mastered this cosmetic optical illusion yourself or cant quite pull it off, the magic works beyond makeup. It’s been incorporated into Parisian fashion and yes- even hair coloring in South Florida.

The key to pulling off any contour effect is to use a bright color to draw the eye towards certain areas and a darker one to divert attention from others. By creating shadows and depth with strategically placed color, your round face can be elongated, or your square face can be softened. The result is a seemingly more flattering face shape without the need for daily contouring makeup. Hair contouring and balayage styles work particularly well with L’Oréal Majirel Contrast color line for brunettes. As a bonus, no pre-lightening is required which means results are achieved in less time with less damage than other products.

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Neutralize Unwanted Tones for Flawless Color

Choosing the correct concealer is a given when it comes to neutralizing redness, dark circles or even those dreaded age spots. For instance, a green concealer will hide redness and a pink one will combat dark circles. While a basic in cosmetics, it is one concept that is all too often neglected. The result of the wrong shade of makeup means every imperfection shows through your foundation and your whole look is a bit “off”. If the wrong shade of foundation is also chosen, the skin can look too dull or even orange.

The same goes for your hair color. Choosing the wrong one simply prevents you from looking your best. We always advise consulting one of our Inscape Beauty Salon color specialists to ensure you are choosing a complementary hue, but unlike cosmetics, hair color can change. Hair color in Davie, Florida is subjected plenty of sunshine and heat; both of which can alter your perfect hue over time. Add in other factors like chlorinated water, harsh shampoos and heated tools and brassiness or fading are a given. If your icy blonde has slowly shifted to a golden blonde or your chocolate brunette has gone copper, a color correcting neutralizer is needed. Majirel’s Cool Over line is a long-lasting neutralizer, preferred by Inscape Beauty Salon professionals, to keep brassiness at bay.


Searching for a L’Oréal Majirel hair color or want to recreate your favorite makeup trends through your hair color? Inscape Beauty Salon is proud to offer an extensive range of fresh hues and products right here in Davie and neighboring cities. Call or text us now at (954) 212-9806 to schedule your hair color consultation or book online in seconds!

Everything You Need to Know About Balayage

From beauty magazines to hair inspiration pins, you've heard the term “balayage" a lot recently. Often confused with ombre or babylights, it can be hard to determine if the color styles you are interested in are balayage or something else entirely. Although the differences between each of these styles appears subtle to the untrained eye, using the wrong term when requesting color from your hair stylist can mean different results than you anticipated. To determine if this is the look you are going for, consider the differences between these popular styles:

What is Balayage?


For starters, balayage is not a color. Instead, it is a specific technique that is utilized by professional hair stylists during the application of hair color. The term hails from the elegantly chic French language and means “sweep" or “sweeping" and this is exactly how balayage is done. For balayage at Inscape Beauty Salon, we will use a small brush, or a paddle spatula, to gently apply the hair color in a sweeping motion. This is performed freehand and typically incorporates the most color at the ends of the hair with strategically placed strands incorporated in the front and sides. Because balayage is a technique, and not a color, it is crucial to choose a complementary hue. For instance, a brunette with a deep chocolate base would achieve a more natural look if balayage was performed with a caramel brown, rather than a platinum blonde. Like with any style, however, the balayage technique can be used to create a more dramatic look by choosing drastically different hues. If you are uncertain of which color is best for a subtle balayage, your Inscape Beauty Salon stylist will be happy to point you in the right direction.

How Balayage Differs from Babylights or Ombre?


The goal of the balayage technique is to mimic the way that the sun naturally lightens hair. The result will look more subtle, much like the way a child's hair is lighter at the ends. To achieve this result, the freehand method is used instead of foils or caps which are traditionally used with highlights or babylights. Because strands are chosen at random during the color application, you avoid the noteable “streaks” of color from the roots to the ends of your hair that you get from babylights. Despite their ultra-thin nature, these babylights require as much maintenance as traditional highlights because they are applied throughout the entire length of the hair.

Ombre, on the other hand, refers more to a style than a technique. The ombre style describes a color that is typically darker at the roots and gradually gets lighter throughout the length of the hair. When it comes to hair coloring in South Florida, this has been one of our most popular styles over the past few years. Essentially, with a traditional ombre, the color at the ends will be drastically lighter than the roots. This same style can be done working backwards (where the hair is darkest at the ends and lighter at the roots) and this is known as a reverse ombre. Because each section of the hair is a different shade, any type of ombre is drastically more apparent than a balayage style.


Still unsure if balayage is what you’re looking for? Schedule a Free Consultation at your local Inscape Beauty Salon today. We are happy to guide you in choosing which technique and colors will achieve the results you are dreaming of.

Hair 911: Color Correction

As professionals in the hair industry, the most common dilemma we come across is hair color gone wrong. From slightly darker than anticipated to a shocking green hue, we have seen it all. All too often these unexpected shades are the result of a DIY dye job involving products from a local beauty supply store or standard box dyes from a neighborhood pharmacy. While these products seem simple to use, there is a lot of room for error. Fortunately, if your DIY dye job left you with undesirable results, we can help.

To fix a disastrous dye job, we use a process known as color correction. This is a broad term which consists of many different methods, but all of them aim to alter the current color to a more desirable shade. In most case, color will either need to be lightened (a process involving lifting out pigmentation) or darkened (where additional color is deposited) to reach this goal. In less severe cases, color correction may only warrant applying a toner to remove overly brassy hues.

Many make the mistake of attempting to correct a botched dye job by simply dying over the color with a darker one. While this sounds effective in theory, the result will be darker hair that is still a green or brassy shade. This is because a true color correction works in the same way that colored concealers work on the skin. Applying a green concealer will lessen the red appearance of a blemish, much like a green toner will decrease the overly red hues in hair. The utilization of colors which are opposite of one another on the color wheel (such as yellow and violet) play a large role in effective color correction.

For hair color correction at Inscape Beauty Salon, an initial consultation is required. This allows a professional stylist to assess the situation, discuss your desired results and evaluate the overall condition of your hair. From there, the stylist can determine how to proceed with color correction services as the approach must be determined on a case by case basis. For instance, a client with hair that is several (2 levels or more) darker than desired may need a triple-process, while a client with a mildly green hue may only need a red toner to neutralize it. Because the amount of time, color and other products used will vary drastically from one person to another, this initial consultation is also helpful in determining the cost of the service.

One of the most important benefits of a consultation, however, is the evaluation of your hair’s health. If your hair is in good shape, your stylist can likely get started right away. If your hair has become damaged during the dying process or was already in poor shape, your stylist may recommend focusing on the health of your hair before undergoing color correction. In many cases, color correction is a process that takes several weeks to complete to minimize damage.

Despite the vast amount of at-home dyes available at your local beauty supply store or pharmacy, hair coloring in South Florida is a job best left to our trained colorists. If you believe you need color correction services near Davie, book your consultation at Inscape Beauty Salon online today to get started.

How to Choose Your Perfect Hair Color

At Inscape Beauty Salon, we are enamored with luscious new hues and the latest coloring techniques. While many are equally smitten with trendy new shades, others prefer to stick to their favorite tried and true shades when receiving hair coloring. This doesn’t mean that those who always go brunette or blonde are limited to the same look for life, however. The possibilities for shades of brunette, blonde and red are truly endless but some prove to be more flattering against your skin tone than others. Here’s how to choose your perfect hair color:

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Consider Your Skin Tone

Perhaps you are a brunette who has sported a golden-brown shade for years. You love the way the color looks on celebrities and the way it makes your strands glisten in the sunlight. Unfortunately, however, when you look in the mirror it doesn’t quite take your breath away like you would expect.

You may chock it up to your makeup, the bags under your eyes or any other number of components, but this could be a simple matter of your hue not being well suited for your skin tone.

This is because everyone has their own skin tone and hue and what may look fantastic on a celebrity, simply does not always highlight your best features. To determine your hue, start by looking at the veins on your hands and wrists. If the veins appear blue or purple, your skin has cool undertones. If they look greener, you have warm undertones. If neither color seems to fit the description, you may be lucky enough to have neutral undertones.

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Choose a Shade and Hue that Matches Your Skin Tone

Cool Tones

Ashy hues help to counteract any red hues in your cool skin tone. This results in a more flattering complexion than you would have if you were to choose a warm toned hair color.

Consider these cool toned shades of blonde, brown and red that will be most flattering:

Blonde: Platinum, Silver, Ash, or Champagne hues are your best bet for going blonde.

Brown: To pull off deep brown locks with your cool complexion opt for colors with Chestnut, Mocha, Deep Chocolate, Dark Auburn bases.

Red: Dare to go for a bold red? Look for a color that has Auburn, Burgundy or Deep Red hues.

Warm Tones

Warm toned hair colors reduce the appearance of any blue undertones in your skin, which also enhances the look of your skin.

Blonde: For warm skin tones, steer clear of platinum shades which will leave you looking washed out. Instead, aim for a blonde with hints of Gold, Butterscotch, Amber, Honey or Caramel colors.

Brown:  A pale and ashy brown color will have the same affect on your warm skin tone as platinum blonde hair. To embrace your tone, choose a Golden Brown, Deep Honey, Mahogany or Cinnamon brown.

Red: Having a warm undertones doesn’t mean you’re stuck with natural red colors. For a lighter look go for Strawberry Blonde and explore Copper and Rust shades for more dramatic reds.

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Add Dimension to Your Color

Regardless of which shade you opt for, if you choose a flat color, your hair color will look lackluster. To get the most natural looking shade of blonde, brown or red, ask your Davie hair salon stylist to create a color with a rich base and subtle highlight, lowlights, or babylights. This will be nearly undetected most but it will add more depth to your color. For hair coloring, we utilize our top of the line color bar to create dimensional hues that are catered to each individual.

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Follow Up with Products for Colored Hair and Regular Salon Touch-Ups

To keep your coloring shining bright until your next touch up, be sure to invest in a shampoo and conditioner that is designed for colored hair. This will minimize fading, dryness and damage. We recommend L’Oréal SerieExpert Vitamino Color Protection Shampoo and Conditioner to maintain healthy locks and a fade free color. Likewise, be sure to resist the temptation to dye your roots at home. Box-dyes can result in unpleasant results and excessive damage, so your best bet is to stick to regular color touch up appointments at your local Davie hair salon.

If you need help determining your perfect hair color, one of our skilled Inscape Beauty Salon stylists will be happy to point you in the right direction. Schedule your consultation or appointment at our Davie hair salon online now!