Fine Artistik Salon was voted Best Hair Color Salons NYC, Best Hair Salon in NYC 2016, Best Balayage Highlights Salons NYC and Best Hair Coloring Salons NYC. We are also known for being the Best Ombre Highlights Salons NYC, Best Balayage Highlights Salons Upper East Side NYC, Best Hair Extensions Salons NYC and Best Hair Color Correction Salons NYC. Our Award winning hair stylists and colorists are some of the top hair stylists in New York City. Our creative hair styling and beauty team have worked on some of the fashion worlds most important photo shoots. We are also nominated for being the Best Hair Extensions NYC, Best Balayage Highlights Salon NYC & Best Highlights Salons NYC.
At Fine Artistik Salon, we are committed to helping you look and feel your best and we believe that healthy hair care is an essential part of a healthy lifestyle. In order to achieve the most beautiful and healthy results possible we use some of the best products available in the beauty industry today. Products such as OLAPLEX Treatment, L’Oreal Professionnel Hair Color & Hair Care Products, KENRA, Guy Tang – MyDentity, INOA L’Oreal Ammonia Free Hair Color, Coppola Concept Hair Treatment, Brazilian Blowout, SEBASTIAN and more. We are the best hair color salons NYC! To ensure optimal satisfaction with the outcome of the service provided, a complimentary thorough consultation concerning each client’s individual needs and desires is conducted before every service. Our main goal is to make sure we meet and exceed our clients expectations.
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We believe that continuing education and practical training of our staff ensures an excellent experience for our clientele. Attending hair shows/conferences, taking classes at nationally recognized academies such as REDKEN 5th. Ave NYC, Vidal Sassoon, L’Oreal SOHO Academy, Wella Education, Devachan, Toni & Guy, ALFAPARF, Orlando & Vegas Premier and Matrix participating in show events and keeping up with current trends in art and fashion are integral parts of our growth as beauty professionals. From customizing a haircut to recommending a hair color that will enhance your skin tone and eye color.
We will design a look to fit your personality and lifestyle. We feel that it is our privilege to inform you of all the great styling options that are available to you.
We specialize in highlights, blonde highlights, lowlights, haircuts, hair color, ombre highlights, balayage highlights, color correction, pastel color & pastel highlights, hair extensions, anti-frizz hair treatments & more! Our professional hair colorists & stylists are educators for L’Oreal Professionnel! We are Certified OLAPLEX hair salons NYC.
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Best Hair Color Salons NYC! Traditional Foil Highlights vs. Balayage Highlights. Which to choose?
The big debate: balayage highlights vs foils highlights? If you’re a ride-or-die full highlight girl, your stylist has most likely tried to transition your highlights to balayage. But, if you’re still in the dark about the painting technique, and iffy about whether or not it’s for you, we’ve got your answers. We are the Best Hair Color Salons NYC & Best Balayage Highlights Salons NYC!
SO, WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THESE TECHNIQUES?
Foil lightens the hair from the root to the ends while balayage allows the hair to be softer or natural at the root, and then gets progressively lighter as it travels through to the end. The grow out is less obvious with balayage, you can go months without touching it up. We feel sometimes traditional foils can look a little patterny and we like a more free style.
Although balayage is known to process without foils, we still like to use foils when we balayage “foliage” because the foil helps to speed up the process and can lift the hair lighter than balayage.
Foliage is the perfect combination of balayage and foiled highlights. Right now, we see that clients love and want ashy, platinum, sun-kissed hair and we feel that we can achieve this look by combining these two methods into foliage. At Fine Artistik Salon, we hand paint pieces of hair where we want it in a foil. We feel that using a foil can more consistently pull the clients’ hair past the brassy stage. We are the best hair color salons NYC! Our product line & color line is the best in the beauty industry today. We are a proud L’Oreal Professionnel salon in NYC.
WHY WOULD YOU CHOOSE ONE METHOD OVER THE OTHER? WHAT IS THE END RESULT OF EACH?
The end result of a foil highlight is a more consistent and pattern-based look, while a balayage hand will result in a look that is more free-hand and organic.
If you’re looking to have more of an all-over blonde look, we have more control when we paint in the foil, and can also control exactly how light or dark I want the blonde to be. The end result for traditional highlights is an overall lighter look. The end result for balayage is a slightly darker root melted into lighter ends, which we love!
If you’re more into an over all blonder look or all over highlights, we would go for the foils, because balayage a lot of the time won’t go as blonde as foils unless you are willing to spend a few extra hours in the salon so the colorist may re-balayage your hair to go lighter.
NOW THAT YOU HAVE A GOOD CONCEPT OF THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE TWO TECHNIQUES, HOW DO YOU KNOW WHICH METHOD IS THE BEST OPTION FOR YOU?
If you’re an effortless beauty or slightly edgy girl, we would recommend balayage, having your ends pop brighter. If you are a classic traditional girl, we would recommend getting foils, giving you an all over light look.
The method depends more on the client’s hair. If the hair is virgin, then balayage is a great option. For us, the foliage technique is better for achieving the ‘it-look.’ Blonder without brass.
WE ALL KNOW BLEACHING YOUR HAIR CAN CAUSE DAMAGE. IS THERE A METHOD THAT IS MORE OR LESS DAMAGING THAN THE OTHER?
Each process, foiled highlights and balayage, need not result in damaged hair as long as the colorist stays aware of the processing time required to maintain the healthy condition of the hair and the desired end result. If you’ve previously boxed dyed your hair or it’s been professionally colored with darker tones, to minimize the damage we offer the OLAPLEX Treatment & SMARTBOND Treatment by L’Oreal Professionnel.
When you do traditional highlights you are generally only lightening the new growth, but when you balayage you continue to lighten the already-lightened hair so it is more likely to become damaged. Our salon has been mentioned in numerous magazines as the best hair color salons NYC!