Balayage and Blonde
Studio 39 is Kansas City’s original balayage and blonde hair color authority.
- We are the first salon in Kansas City to perform both the French and American Balayage highlighting techniques. In addition we use a multitude of new techniques like shadowing and melting.
- S39 salon owner is a master hair colorist and has been providing both expert color services for many years, as well as educating her staff and other area professionals on the art of balayage and blonde hair color.
- We educate you on the maintenance and care for your signature blonde look.
Blonde Hair Color
One of our most frequent requests from new color clients is a major change from dark to blonde. We have a saying at S39, “Give us 6 months of regular salon visits and we can make you as blonde as you want. Give us 6 hours and we can make you as blonde as you can get in one day.”
Whether you desire platinum or natural looking blonde, this can rarely be achieved in one standard 2-hour salon visit. Especially if your hair is dark or previously colored. Changing color or going blonde is often achieved over time through multiple salon visits.
After a consultation, an advanced color “team” will be reserved to achieve your desired color safely, for clients who want as much change possible in one day.
Close attention and advanced hair color knowledge are required for this level of work and very few salons offer this. Our color concierge service was created to give a salon guest plenty of time for the colorist to perform multiple services to achieve extreme transformations.
In some cases, our colorists work with 1-2 color assistants to achieve as much progress as possible by doing multiple services or lightening applications in one day. The biggest challenge we have as colorists are the expectations of what can be achieved in one 3-hour salon appointment.
Gemy and select colorists at Studio 39 are available for 4-6 hour reservations for major corrective and lightening work for $95-$125 an hour. Please know this type of rare and extremely advanced color work uses a lot of salon resources and can be expensive because usual hourly rates apply. One bleach and tone service costs $150, imagine the effort that goes into 3 back to back applications. This rate includes colorist and assistant’s labor, all product use, and post conditioning treatment. A separate consultation before booking with a credit card deposit is required.
Balayage Hair Color
Studio 39 is Kansas City’s balayage and specialty hair color authority. We are the first salon in Kansas City to perform both all balayage highlighting techniques. We are the only salon in Kansas City that has had this service on the menu for over 10 years.
Balayage is a French term meaning ” to sweep”. This method is achieved when the colorist applies a special lightener by a paddle and brush. The lightener or color is laid directly on the hair in a sweeping motion. It is very important that the colorist is correctly trained for this specialized, exclusive method of highlighting and coloring. Since this is one of the color services Studio 39 is known for, our entire staff has received advanced education on this technique.
The balayage technique is often used for the popular ombre and sombre hair color toobtain natural looking, lived in blondes. With traditional balayage, foil is not used so the highlights taper softly from the root and look very natural. This prevents the grow out line that can sometimes occur with more traditional foil highlighting methods.
Blondes can achieve that gorgeous Hollywood blonde; brunettes see results with the popular sun-kissed look. Balayage can also be used for low lighting blonde hair to add dimension for hair that has become too light over time.
Much of our corrective color work is fixing failed attempts at this look, so be selective when seeking this service. Choose a salon with experienced and specialty-trained colorists. To make an appointment at the original balayage and blonde color salon of Kansas City, call Studio 39 Salon at (816) 756-1187 .