Now more than ever, it is important to be able to create financial security for our staff.
A deposit fee for all first-time clients is now in place in addition to our existing cancellation policy.
When booking your first visit to Ascend, you will be required to pay a non-refundable deposit before we are able to secure an appointment space for you. Your deposit will simply be deducted from your bill once your service is complete.
If you need to cancel your appointment before the 48 hour cancellation cutoff, we will credit your account the amount of your deposit and it will be deducted upon completion of your rescheduled appointment.
We thank you for your cooperation!
Please take a look at our definitions of hair length, as well as our service menu to make sure that you book yourself the correct service :)
Earlobe length hair and shorter.
Collar bone length and shorter.
Hair past the collar bone.
A colour is for anyone wanting an all-over, single-process colour that does not need lightening to achieve.
This is where your hair's regrowth has colour applied to blend in with your current colour.
This is where your hair's regrowth is both lightened and toned.
(11 to 30 foils)
This service is perfect for anyone who wants fewer, more strategically placed highlights than we would do with a full head of foils.
(31+) A full head of highlights and/or lowlights.
Babylights are like highlights, but much finer. They create a much more delicate, natural looking highlight than traditional foils do. They also require many more foils, and are extremely labor-intensive.
Vivid colour is bright. REALLY bright. In order to get this kind of colour, we first need to bleach out your hair. This is a multiple-process hair colour that takes time and skill to achieve.
Pastel colours are achieved much the same way as vivid colours- they are also multi-process colours.
An ombre is where hair starts as one colour and blends into another. A less dramatic ombre is sometimes called a colour melt. Typically with an ombre or colour melt, the hair is darker on top and it blends into a lighter colour further down the hair - although there are many variations.
If you want a major change or need a total re-do, this is called a colour correction, or corrective colour.
A balayage, pronouned bah-lay-azh (You're welcome!),
is misunderstood as a look even more often than it's mispronounced. A balayage is actually a technique for highlighting hair in which the lightener is painted to create a graduated, natural-looking effect.
A foilayage is a technique that mimics the balayage, but allows the hair to get brighter and blonder by also incorporating foils. The foils allow a greater lift (meaning it helps the hair get lighter) because of the heat conduction that happens when the lightener on the hair is wrapped in foil.
Here's another blonding technique that gets confused as a look.
Teasy lights are a blend of balayage and traditional foil highlights. They're called teasy lights because before we paint the lightener where we want the highlights, we tease the hair. Doing this allows your hair to lift to a brighter shade than it would if we simply did a traditional balayage.
A money piece is when we highlight thin sections of your hair to create a bright frame around your front hairline.
This technique lifts your complexion, makes your colour pop and will grow out very softly with minimal upkeep or maintenance.
Tipping is a targeted coloring process that focuses on the ends of your hair.
This technique gives your hair a wonderful, natural, sun-kissed look.
Dip dying is basically the opposite of ombre - no blending happens here, your hair simply shifts from it's usual colour into a punch of different colour. Dip dying is a great way to make a statement!
*Make sure you let us know if you are wanting a dip dye when you book your colour - it may require a double process, and that means we need to extend your appointment time :)
This look has a few variations, but the basic idea behind it is that your hair is two colours.
We book this as special colour, so make sure you let us know if two toned is the direction you're wanting to go :)
Sombre is the more subtle version of ombre - the colour graduation is typically only a shade or two's difference, whereas an ombre is much greater in its colour contrast.
Literally supersized highlights - for a bold look that commands attention!