Redken Symposium 2013



We had a fantastic time adventuring out as a team together in Las Vegas at the Redken Symposium show. We learned new color formulations, color techniques on a new settle Ombre, color blocking, foil placements and top hits on styling. Here is a video recap of our trip:

Hiring A Hairstylist!



You, our clients, know us best and possibly know of someone who would make a great addition to our team. We’d love it if you would join us in the search for a hairstylist.

We need your help finding our next incredible hairstylist!

Here are two simple ways you can help build the team at C.Joy Salon:

  1. If you know someone who is a hairstylist perhaps send them an email telling them about our salon and the opportunities here.
  2. We know our clients are some of the most fun and social people in Seattle. Would you consider posting our opportunity on your social networks? How about a Facebook Post? Here is what one of our amazing clients (you know who you are!) posted last June when we were hiring:

“Anybody have a hair stylist who is looking for a change? My hair stylist C. Joy Salon in Redmond is actively searching for a talented hair artist to complete her team & take new clients. Put them in touch with me and I’ll give them Carolann’s contact info!”

We are incredibly grateful for the loyalty and love that we constantly get from all of you since we opened in 2009. It is because of you that we have been able to grow from 1 to now 5, soon to be 6. Everyday we enter the salon we strive to deliver an upscale experience at an affordable price with excellent customer service. We hope to add someone to our team immediately who will maintain that reputation and who is devoted to the hair industry and continual development of skills and techniques!

Thank you for considering! We appreciate you!

About Ombré, From Ashley



Ombré Hair

My favorite hairstyle right now is the Ombré. It’s when your hair color starts out with the darkest shade on top and gradually gets lighter towards the ends. The great thing about the Ombré style is you can be as trendy as you want or tone it down to a very subtle glamorous look.  Many celebrities have an Ombré from Jessica Biel to Drew Barrymore.  My clients’ favorite part about this look is the low maintenance.  It requires touching up the roots every six to eight weeks.  For extra health and sheen I suggest adding a gloss to your touch up appointments. An Ombré is perfect for some one needs a low maintenance hair style and still wants to have the latest look. To glam up this color just add some loose BoHo waves with the appropriate sized curling iron for your length of hair.

You can learn more about Ashley on her hairstylist page!

Questions to ask your Stylist



Questions to ask your Stylist

Once you’ve found a quality hair stylist to work with, it’s important that you’re able to have a very open communication between each other. It never hurts to build a friendship with your stylist as it makes trips to the salon much more friendly and personal. In fact a lot of women often times manage to talk to their stylists about any and everything once they sit in the chair! When you have a stylist that you like and truly connect with, there are definitely some questions you’ll want to ask. While your hairstylist may become a good friend it’s important that you can have hair-based conversation as well!

Below are some questions you will want to ask your hairstylist at some point in time:

1. What new cut would suit me?

A lot of times women go into a salon wanting a new look after having the same haircut and style for a little while. This new look is often achieved by cutting your hair. If you’ve become accustomed to your stylist and vice versa, she will have a good idea of what type of cut may give your hair that extra spark. Considering your face shape and other factors, your hairstylist should know the type of cut that will be extremely flattering. If you’ve been eyeing a specific haircut it never hurts to bring in a picture! Visual aids make the hair cutting process a lot easier for your hairstylist.

2. How do I maintain or improve my hair’s health at home?

A lot of women are unaware of how to really keep their hair healthy. Sadly your hairstylist can’t do everything so once you leave the salon your hair’s health is in your own hands. After seeing your stylist a few times she should be well aware of your hair type, the texture, and any problems you may have such as breakage, thin hair and so on. Your stylist should be able to direct you to products you can purchase that will keep your hair healthy and beautiful looking. Most salons offer a wide range of products that may be useful.

3. I want a new look without cutting my hair – is it possible?

Cutting your hair isn’t the only way to give you a new look! Variety is definitely available when it comes to hairstyling. If you have a certain cut now, your stylist may be able to show you some easy ways to change it up for a night out. You can also consider getting highlights, lowlights, or changing your hair color. It all depends on what type of look you’re going for and how much change you really want to see.

Remember, your hair stylist should be easy to talk to and personable. Find a hair stylist you like and develop a relationship that allows you to have a pretty strong level of trust and comfort. You should be able to ask your stylist anything, especially when it comes to your hair.

Tips to Finding a Good Stylist



In all reality, you know how important hair is. It is one of the first things people will notice when looking at you and it can really make or break your look at your prom, a special event, or your own wedding. But, unless you have plenty of hairstyling know-how, you’ll probably want to consult a hairstylist to give you the look and cut you want. However, you don’t want to pick just any hairstylist. The one you choose should fit each and every one of your wants and needs and should allow you to feel like more than another client dishing out money.

When doing your research, here are a few key things to look for in a good stylist:

  1. Open and understanding – When looking for a hairstylist, you want one who is open and is understanding. It’s important that the hairstylist you choose is not only able to communicate and introduce you to new things, but is also able to listen to your wants and needs and be able to respect your boundaries. You don’t want to rely on someone who isn’t open to communicating with you or isn’t open to taking your boundaries to heart.
  2. Chair-side comfort – What’s a good hairstylist if you aren’t able to feel comfortable around him/her? There is no saying that your hairstylist needs to be your best friend, but it’s helpful when you’re able to feel a sense of comfort and trust. You don’t want someone cutting or styling your hair that you can’t depend on to do the job properly. Your comfort level doesn’t need to skyrocket, but it should definitely be at a pretty high level.
  3. Constructive criticism – In today’s world, everyone should be able to take criticism in a positive way. You shouldn’t be afraid to voice your opinion to the hairstylist. If you have something to say, say it, and the stylist should make note of it, but should never take it in a demeaning or rude way. Criticism never hurts.
  4. Mini-mind reader – You surely don’t expect a hairstylist to be able to read your mind, but what you do want is someone who is able to read you. Sometimes you’ll go into the salon happy and chatting away. Other times you may go in and be a bit quiet and mellow that day. Your hairstylist should be able to pick up your mood and adjust accordingly.
  5. Two E’s: Experience and education – Those who are often good at what they do are good because they are educated in that area of expertise and because of the experience they have. The hairstylist you choose should have education in dealing with all types of hair, the basics, and so on. He/she should also have experience working as a hairstylist. When these two things come together, you can ensure that the hairstylist has a great reputation.

Before you settle on a hairdresser, consider our suggestions.  If you are really concerned, ask for a consultation. This way you’ll have a first-hand experience with the hairstylist.  Just be prepared, if you love the stylist in a consultation, you will likely have to reschedule for when they have time to book you for the full service. No matter how you get to your first appointment, once there the interaction and end result will surely allow you to decide whether or not this appointment will be your first and last, or the first of many to come!

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