Here's how to master taking down your braids!

We know how much of a lifesaver protective styles can be for busy women like yourselves! Rocking braids and faux locs saves you valuable time when you're trying to rush out the door in the morning and not to mention, they look absolutely stunning for every occasion.  But as much as you love those looks, we also know how much you dread taking down those hairdos. 

Here are  some tips and tricks our Colour stylists swear by that are proven to make the takedown process a breeze. 

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Want Colour to help you with the takedown of your braided or crochet styles?Book an appointment in the app today. We can't wait to assist you!

Colouristas, here are 3 ways to get the looks you love!

We know you're off to a running start in 2019! Colour can help you achieve all of your #hairgoals with style and grace. If you're new to Colour or would like a refresher, here's a recap of our latest offerings courtesy of the Colour Concierge Team.

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  1. We have a signature and premier menu. Our most popular looks like The Sleek and The Goddess are straight from our Signature menu. And, we also have a Premier menu with more intricate styles like The Lady, an elegant fishtail braid. You can view the entire list of services by clicking here. To customize your appointment even more, add-on services like makeup, trims, and deep conditioning when booking on the app

  2. Our stylists can bring any protective style to life. Whether you are thinking of wearing a braided up-do to a gala or want faux locs for your upcoming tropical vacation, your Colour stylist can make it happen! Browse the inspiration photos in the app to see hundreds of protective styles we can execute. Have something else in mind? Upload your inspo photo in the app chat and a member of our team will assist. 

  3. We offer membership packages. From braids to blowouts, you'll be able to enjoy our in-home hairstyling services at a discounted rate with membership. The membership tiers include Silver - One appointment monthly ($55)Gold - Two appointments monthly ($100), and Platinum - Three appointments monthly ($139). Members also receive 10% off additional services monthly, and moms and daughters can share one membership.




Your favorite add-ons are now in the Colour app!

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Hey Colouristas! We're so excited to introduce the highly anticipated add-on feature in the Colour app—by and for women of color.  

 With this update, adding services to your appointment is simpler than ever. Start by selecting a style you want to book, such as The Goddess, The Sleek, The Gloss, or The Boho. Then, choose the desired date and time of your appointment. You'll then be led to a screen where you can tap the Add-On button and select the additional services you would like to add to your appointment. Your options range from makeup application to deep conditioning!

Book your next appointment and try out the add-ons feature by updating or downloading the app today! We'd love to know what you think.

Say Hello to Healthier Hair in 2019! 5 Hair Resolutions You Should Make

From braids to blow-outs, our Colour clients rocked all sorts of hairstyles this year! Take a look at some of our favorite Colour looks from 2018.

From braids to blow-outs, our Colour clients rocked all sorts of hairstyles this year! Take a look at some of our favorite Colour looks from 2018.

Can you believe that 2018 is over, Colouristas? With 2019 almost here, it’s a chance to say out with the old and in with the new in all areas of your life — including your hair! Don’t step into the new year with the same old bad hair habits. By making a few tweaks to your routine, you can have healthier hair all year long. Here are a few resolutions that will help you step up your haircare over the next 365 days: 

  1. Implement a detangling routine. We know detangling your hair can be a drag. Make the process easier by using proper styling tools and "slip-giving" products that won’t leave you with handfuls of hair post-shower. On our wash days, we always keep detangling conditioners and WetBrush tools handy to help tackle tangles and knots in hair. Of course, you can always book Colour and we'll handle the heavy lifting. 

  2. Don’t skip your trims. Split ends can rob your tresses of its healthy appearance. Committing to regular trims every 2-4 months will boost hair growth and improve the look of your hair. You can add a trim to any of your Colour appointments and your stylist will be happy to snip your dead ends away.

  3. Step outside your comfort zone. If 2018 taught us anything, it’s to not be afraid to be bold and try new things. The new year is the perfect time to add a twist to your routine. Express different sides of your personality by playing around with different hairdos or hair colors. Whether you want faux locs or ombré braids, we can help you bring any look to life.

  4. Care for your scalp more. If you’re experiencing thinning or dry hair, get to the root of the problem. Make sure your scalp is receiving the treatment it deserves by giving yourself a scalp massage regularly to stimulate hair follicles. Additionally, if you use heavy styling products like gels, take time to clarify your scalp and allow it to breathe. Products like DevaCurl’s Buildup Buster are great for removing dirt from the scalp and hair.

  5. Take a look at your eating habits. When you’re on the go, it can be hard to make sure you’re eating properly. But if hair growth is one of your goals for the year, munching on the right foods is essential. Ensuring that you’re eating a balanced diet with fruits, vegetables, grains, and healthy fats will not only provide nutrition for your body, but will promote healthy, long hair.

What hair resolutions do you plan to make in 2019?

 

Colour Chat: Maura Chanz is a Dream-chasing Girl Boss

In this week's Colour Chat, we are putting a spotlight on Spelman College graduate and LA-based influencer Maura Chanz. Her lengthy resume includes roles such as BET Networks intern, co-star on the We TV show, Bossip, and apprentice to "Girlfriends" and "Love is..." writer, Mara Brock Akil. Without a doubt, Maura is a woman to watch in the entertainment industry.

Below, Maura opened up to us about her hair and the future creative projects she is planning to pursue while living in the City of Angels.

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Why do you choose Colour for your hair services?

I was introduced to Colour as an influencer. Unlike some things that you try once, I loved their offerings and thought it was a needed service. Therefore, I continued to use it outside of the original gifted offer. I tend to wear my hair in a wash and go, but when I'm heading out of town, a protective style is a must. Amidst packing and my already busy schedule, having a service-provider come to me, is the ultimate convenience. 

If you could give other women one piece of advice, what would it be? 

If I could give another woman one piece of advice, I would remind her that what is for her will not miss her. Do not covet opportunities, network connections, etc. When you make it to the top, I promise, you will want other women besides you.

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How does your hair help tell the story of who you are?
My hair is an outward expression of how I'm feeling/who I am that day/period of time. When I want to take up space and be noticed, it's BIG and free. When I want people to "see me," not just look or gawk, it's pulled back tightly to show my face. 

From working alongside Mara Brock Akil to hosting on the ATT Stage at the 2018 BET Experience, you’ve worked on so many amazing projects within the past year. What’s next for Maura?

What's next for Maura is a question I ask God daily. I'm open to opportunities and continue to receive them. As for what I'd like to be next, I'm interested in returning back in front of the screen and also adding a "created by" credit to my name. Additionally, I am actively working to relaunch my community, You Need TRIBE, dedicated to reigniting the spirit of tribal community amongst women.

(The braided style with accessories pictured above was done by Colour!)

(The braided style with accessories pictured above was done by Colour!)

Colour Chat: Meet Atlanta-based yogi, Kristen Mercado

This edition of Colour Chat is putting the focus on Kristen Mercado, the owner of the Solstice Atlanta yoga and barre studio and specialist in pelvic floor and prenatal and postpartum exercises. Get to know the busy mompreneur!

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How does your hair help tell the story of who you are?
Being a mom with a laid-backstyle, I like my hair to be as effortlessly casual as possible.  It has to be easy to style because I don't have a lot of time to "get ready" in the morning.  It doesn't matter what you're wearing or where you're going- if your hair looks good you feel confident! 

Why do you choose Colour for your hair services?

I love the convenience of being able to have someone come to me on a whim.

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What inspired you to open your own yoga and barre studio? What has been the most rewarding part of being a yogi? 


I opened the first family-friendly studio in town because I saw the need for community-driven self-care for mothers in Atlanta.  The most rewarding part of my yoga practice has been the way it has shaped my parenting and experience out in the world.  Yoga has taught me to take risks, live with no regrets, and connect with others.   

If you could give other women one piece of advice, what would it be? 

It takes a village! Perfection is an illusion, and no one woman needs to go it alone.  We are better and stronger when we support and empower one another.

Colour Chat: Inez Lampley Works Hard and Plays Hard

Inez Lampley is an educated and empowering woman. Inez attended Spelman College and Emory University and is currently running her own start-up food company called Fresher. Below, Inez shares how Colour makes her life as an entrepreneur easier, and gives us the scoop on her business and more. 

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How does your hair help tell the story of who you are?
I view my hair as a way to express myself. I've always enjoyed trying new styles, like braids, and experimenting with my natural curls. I've been natural and getting my hair dyed the same color since I began college. My unique hair color — pressed or in braids — has been one of my favorite traits.  

Why do you choose Colour for your hair services?
Colour's beauty is in its convenience and execution. There's no better feeling than getting my hair done in the comfort of my home, coupled with definitive times that match my busy schedule. This enjoyable experience completely trumps any service I've had in a salon. I'm always amazed by the superior service and execution — my hair always looks healthy after each visit.  

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If you could give other women one piece of advice, what would it be?
Your mindset is absolutely everything. Maintaining a growth mindset is key, and not always easy, but it starts with believing in yourself and your God-given capabilities. ALWAYS choose yourself and dreams, even if your family, friends, or mentors don't understand your motives. Be confident in your decisions and choose what makes you happy. NEVER settle; just get comfortable being uncomfortable because that's where you truly stretch and grow!  

You recently launched a startup company named Fresher. Can you tell us a bit more about the business? What have you learned about yourself since becoming an entrepreneur? 
 My family business has been operating fast-food franchises for over 30 years —  think brands like Burger King and Pizza Hut. While I was getting my MBA at Emory, I started Fresher, which seeks to bring healthier food concepts in the communities we serve. I'm extremely passionate about access to healthy food and view Fresher as an opportunity to diversify my family's business, while also keeping in touch with growth trends amongst millennials. 

One thing I've learned is that you must truly love what you are doing to be an entrepreneur. It's important to find your purpose in life and an avenue to be successful BUT understand that it doesn't happen overnight. Great things take time, and many times you'll do things about which you aren't so passionate to make your vision come alive. 

Written by: Olivia Hancock 
Colour Social Media Intern and Community Manager

Colour Chat: Meet Dr. Chynna Steele

In this week's Colour Chat, we spoke with Dr. Chynna Steele, a top dermatologist based in Alpharetta, Georgia. The Harvard University graduate has contributed her expert medical opinion to Best Self, WebMD, Ebony, CBS Atlanta, and recently appeared on the talk show, Sister Circle. Chynna chatted with us about her relationship with her hair, working in the medical field, and more.

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How does your hair help tell the story of who you are?
I like my hair to be feminine and full of volume generally. I think that's a reflection of my personality. I change it up with color and styling when I'm on vacation or for events. I am ok with it being a little "wilder" or sportier when I'm not in the office.   

Why do you choose Colour for your hair services?

Colour is convenient for me. The biggest thing is time. Lots of times, I have a tight schedule with work and events, so having someone come to me makes sense. 

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If you could give other women one piece of advice, what would it be?
To not be defined by anyone or anything. To do things that make you happy and that you want to do—even if it's not necessarily what people in your profession, age group, gender, etc. typically do. Accept yourself for who you are.     

What inspired you to enter into the medical field? What is the most rewarding part of your career as a dermatologist?
I always liked science and working with people. I love being a dermatologist because there's so much variety in what I do.

I see lots of different people and get a little glimpse into their lives—that's the human part of it. I get to help them look and feel better and be healthier in a way that they can actually see because what I do is superficial (literally!).

I treat everything from skin cancer to wrinkles and tired eyes, so it's always interesting.  

Written by: Olivia Hancock 
Colour Social Media Intern and Community Manager

Colour Chat: Delta Employee Kali Beyah Talks Her Colour Experience, Career, and More!

#MomOnTheMove

Kali Beyah is a woman who wears many hats. She currently holds a high-level position at Delta Airlines as the Managing Director of Global Talent Management and is a devoted mother and wife.

In this week's Colour Chat, Kali dishes on how Colour's hair services have impacted the lives of her and her daughter; career tips; and more. Read on to get to know Kali. 

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How does your hair help tell the story of who you are?

I don’t know that I’d say my hair helps tell the story of who I am, as much as my hair— when coiffed by Colour—leaves me feeling good, confident, and fully equipped to live out and communicate the story of who I am. That’s what looking good is all about—it’s part of how I make sure I feel good. And when I feel good, I am better in every way—as a mom, a colleague, wife, and friend.

Why do you choose Colour for your hair services?
It’s a no-brainer. Time is the resource I lack most, so I have to be a strong steward of what I have. That means choosing Colour because it allows me to have my hair done without waiting, at times that meet my needs, whether early morning or late evening or even Sundays. My Colour experiences are consistently efficient and convenient—no travel time, no wait, no being juggled. That leaves me more time to be with the people that matter most—my family—and to get my work done, sometimes even during the blow-dry. 

I also use Colour for my daughter. That has been a game changer. Doing my daughter’s beautiful and very thick head of hair was NOT bringing us closer. It simply wasn’t good for our relationship. She is tenderheaded, I’m not the most patient, and we were nearly running out of movies to distract us during the process. It’s lagniappe that her hairstyles by Colour are 10x better than anything I could do. A tween daughter who feels good about herself when she looks in the mirror is priceless and makes me feel great as a mom. I count it an investment in her and in our maintaining a joyful relationship. 

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If you could give other women one piece of advice, what would it be?
Other than use Colour? It’d probably be two-fold: 

1. Embrace timesavers so that you can embrace the people and activities you truly love. Whether it’s Colour, grocery delivery, or audiobooks, it’s a necessary evolution for today’s woman.  The demands of work and home have become 24/7/365 and since we can’t clone ourselves or add more hours to the day, let’s embrace the tools that allow us to shift loads and operate more effectively.  

2.  Release guilt—as a mom, wife, whatever.  Like worry, guilt is like a rocking chair because it gives us something to do but accomplishes nothing. As long as we’re doing the best we can one day at a time, let’s practice giving ourselves some grace.  

What is a typical day like as the Managing Directer-Global Talent Management and Assistant General Counsel at Delta? 

It sounds cliché to say there’s no typical day, but it’s true. My days are dedicated to developing and investing in Delta’s great employees—whether in meetings, training events, or strategy sessions, it’s very energizing work. 

Written by: Olivia Hancock
Colour Social Media Intern

Colour Chat: Lifestyle Blogger Sarah Lampley Dishes on Being an Influencer, Hair Care, and more

#LifestyleGoals

Sarah Lampley is a working mom on the move! As a lifestyle influencer, Sarah blogs about an array of topics ranging from motherhood to self-care. We chatted with Sarah about her career as a content creator, her love of all things hair, and more. Read on to get to know Sarah. (p.s., she's wearing our signature Lady Braid below!).

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How does your hair help tell the story of who you are?
I'm a busy mom of three boys with not much time to fuss with my hair. I love having styles like the "Lady Braid" that leave me feeling whimsical and fun, yet sophisticated enough to handle business. 

Why do you choose Colour for your hair services?
So many reasons! Convenience, professionalism, quality of service, and efficiency. Colour has literally been such a blessing to my life! 

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If you could give other women one piece of advice, what would it be?
If you haven't already downloaded the Colour app, do it right now. Every woman deserves to have beauty services available at their fingertips. 

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Blogging is your business! What professional lessons have you learned since launching your lifestyle site?
I've learned that authenticity is indispensable. Always be true to yourself, regardless of the situation.

Written by: Olivia Hancock
Colour Social Media Intern