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What is Balayage

This coloring technique emerged in Paris in the 1970s; the word “ balayage ,” pronounced bah-lee-AHZGE, is French for “sweep away,” a reference to the way in which the color is painted onto the hair.

Balayage color is painted in soft brush strokes across the surface of the hair, leaving you with natural-looking swipes of color that flow from thick to thin and play off the hair’s natural movement. Even better, balayage won’t leave you with any signs of demarcation, creating a softer and more manageable grow-out. Meet our hair stylist in Miami at Red Market Salon to learn more about the Balayage Technique.

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 Balayage made an early appearance at the exclusive Carita salon in Paris in the ‘70s. At the time it was known as ‘Balayage à Coton,’ named for the strips of cotton that are used to keep the colored hair separate from the untouched hair

Balayage was truly revolutionary, created at a time when the industry standard was a frosting cap. The ‘80s brought a wave of foil highlights, but it wasn’t until the ‘90s that balayage became widely accepted by popular culture in the U.S.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Set up an appointment today online: Red Market Salon Miami, or call us at 305.864.3978, The Bal Harbour Shops, 9700 Collins Ave. Miami, FL, 33154.

Balayage: The Art of Highlighting with Sonia Amani

The Red Market Balayage has become a signature service with a growing demand thanks to top colorist, Sonia Amani. This French-born technique has made its way from Paris and has ever so elegantly graced the hair of women looking to achieve the most natural highlighted locks. Balayage is an art form and a skill only a few colorists have mastered. A colorist, similar to a painter, uses a brush or comb to paint the hair, creating a more natural, youthful, sun-kissed lightness without the drying effects of foiling.

Master Balayage Artist, Sonia Amani, joined the Red Market Miami team more than two years ago. Since her arrival, Sonia’s talent in Balayage has gained the likes of the South Florida community, firmly making her one of the most balayage-in-miamisought after colorists in Miami.

An Exceptional Approach

Sonia’s Balayage skills are accompanied with her admirable service creating an unparalleled experience. Sonia begins with a detailed consultation and works with the client to carefully choose inspiration photos so that there is a full understanding of the desired color before beginning. Once her brush strokes begin, her talent for carefully placing each highlight is quickly apparent. She sensibly looks for where the sun may lighten one’s hair and works with the natural movement to strategically position highlights for the most organic look possible. Then, time to sit back, relax and relish in the great music and fun energy of Red Market Miami. During the processing time, Sonia or her assistant will check on the progression of the hair to determine the ideal time to rinse.

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A Finish Fit for Perfection

Upon rinsing, Sonia will choose from one of the 35 purest pigments that will enhance her work and improve the appearance of the client’s hair. Sonia’s assistant adds the chosen pigment gloss to the shampoo for a shinier and healthier looking result. After a cut that is structured to boost the Balayage, a blow out finalizes the look and voila, perfectly highlighted hair that appears 100% natural.

The Best Colorists in Miami

The Red Market color department has been successfully expanding to provide clients even more of the leading and most talented colorists in the industry. Sonia’s addition to the team provides a dynamic and unique ingredient to the highly successful color services provided. Sonia has created stunning Ombre’s, flawless blondes, and beautifully sun-kissed brunettes. It’s obvious why her services remain a demand among the Miami locals and international visitors.

 

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Reynald Ricard

Get to Know Red Market Miami Salon Owner, Reynald Ricard

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Reynald Ricard, one of the founders and owners of Red Market Salons

Reynald Ricard, one of the founders and owners of Red Market Miami Salon, takes a few minutes of out his busy schedule to answer a few  questions.

Interviewer: So, how did the concept of Red Market Salon originate?
Reynald Ricard: We used to have a salon near Pastis, in the meatpacking district. We were so busy after three months, working from seven pm until very late. Soon, we decided to move to a bigger space. Our time in the meat-packing district was a good experience, we used to have wine and hang out, but we moved because the neighborhood changed. Our first idea was to be in the meatpacking area, so that was a very special experience for our first salon.

Interviewer: Where in France are you from?
Reynald Ricard: From Eastern France. It’s about two hours from Paris, and I grew up all over France.

 

 

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The Early Days

Interviewer: How old were you when you first decided you wanted to be a hair stylist?
Reynald Ricard:
I wanted to be a hair stylist starting when I was seven or eight years old. I used to watch my mom in the salon and she was best friends with the owner there. My father was a general in the army, and very different from her. She was a mentor, and he was supportive. I went to school to learn how to style hair when I was 16 or 17. It was what I always wanted to do. For two years I lived in different cities because of my father’s job. It opened my mind to new places and diverse realities of life.

Interviewer: Who was your first hair model?
Reynald Ricard: In France, I would style my mom, she was my model. It was an amazing experience.

Interviewer: Now that you live in NYC, where do you spend most of your time?
Reynald Ricard: I live in Noho, but I spend most of my time in Soho.

Interviewer: What is your favorite destination?
Reynald Ricard: On the weekend I go to my house in upstate New York. It’s beautiful, my family loves it.

Interviewer: So, you are a family man?
Reynald Ricard: Yes, I have a daughter. She is four years old.

Interviewer: How would you define happiness?
Reynald Ricard: Family is happiness!

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Here Reynald demonstrates the art of Balayage highlights, favored by celebrities today.

Interviewer: What makes you passionate about the world of hair and beauty?
Reynald Ricard: I like the transformation, and I like to see the smile of my clients. It’s important to do a good haircut or a nice color because people get so happy from it. If you lose sight of the happiness of the client, if you work too much, it’s bad. So the happiness of the client is very important.

Interviewer: What is your definition of beauty?
Reynald Ricard: Natural is beauty.

Interviewer: Can you describe your morning routine, and how you get ready for the day?
Reynald Ricard: My daughter wakes me up around 6:30am, and then I go for a run. Two days a week I start work at 9am. I also have barbershops where I work on Greenwich Avenue. So I have very busy mornings, always on the floor. I also have twenty people in Miami working at Red Market Miami. So I am busy!

Interviewer: Did you experience any hardships in being in the hair styling business? And if so, what was that like?
Reynald Ricard: It’s tough every day to have business structure. There are many challenges, especially in New York. It’s always moving and things can be difficult sometimes, but you get through that, and you learn and manage.

Interviewer: What are your hopes for the future? Where do you see Red Market in 5 years?
Reynald Ricard: We already have two salons—one in New York one in Miami. I plan to open something in East Hampton. Candy Udell [of London Jewelers] has been asking me to open something there for years, so we are planning for opening there too.

Interviewer: Lastly, who inspires you most?
Reynald Ricard: My parents are my idols. I hope to be that for my little girl.

Book your appointment online at Red Market New York or by phone at 212-929-9600.
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Hair Salon New York: Fashion Week Spring 2013

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2013 kicks off in New York this week from Sept 6-13. As the first fashion week, New York sets the tone for everything. From the latest clothing trends to the latest hairstyles… ponytails, braids, buns and layered hair. Everything goes! From hitting the town for Fashion Night Out to gracing couture models strutting down the catwalk, Fashion Week is time to get inspired with cutting-edge hairstyle.

The ponytailThe ponytail

The ponytail will no doubt be part of the trendy hairstyles for 2013. Easy and stylish, the ponytail is worn in different ways; from the lower part of the neck, to midway, to all the way up high on the head. The ponytail is one of the most versatile hairstyles sported by women of ages.

 

 

The bunThe bun

The bun is timeless and always trendy. Each year, the bun comes back stronger, reworked, refurbished and accessorized. And it remains to be a stylist’s favorite hairstyle. It can be worn very tightly, or it can be worn in the completely looser and more relaxed style.

 

The braidThe braid

A classic hairstyle that is suitable for any situation. The braid can be simply, in a bun or as a headband for special occasions. Whether you have long hair or medium length hair, the braid is makes for a romantic and fresh hairstyle

 

 

 

The layered lookThe layered hair

The layered hair refers to any number of lengths (short, medium or long), textures and cuts (like long bob). And when it comes adding a twist of drama and volume to hair, there’s nothing more classical or effective as a well-sculpted layer cut.

 

 

Book online now for an appointment to get the perfect look for Fashion Week.