Sunday, September 29, 2013

Colasante Hair Studio Expected to Open in Early October

Colasante Hair Studio at 168 Great Road is now expected to open around October 7th. While the Salon is replacing the Center Hair Stylist barbershop and salon, it's keeping it's old employees. Since the space is undergoing renovation, the previous Center Hair Stylists are temporarily working at Renzo Hair Salon.

I recently spoke with Pino Colasante, one of the owners of Colasante Hair Studio. Pino has been working at Renzo Hair Salon for the past 36 years (Renzo's has been in Bedford for 38 years). Pino saw a need for another Salon in Bedford, something close to the center of town that has more foot traffic and exposure.

The new salon will feature 5 stylist chairs. It will also have high end retail hair products available for sale. Pino indicated he has seen increased demand for Organic products in the past few years.

Pino's expertise is in hair coloring. He does a lot of Ombre style hair coloring, where the roots are darker and gradually gets lighter towards the ends. He also makes uses of a French coloring technique called Balayage where the highlights are painted directly on to the hair instead of the traditional foil. To keep hair in good condition, Pino mentioned he frequently makes use of hair color products with protein and uses extra virgin olive oil to condition the hair and keep the color shiny.

What Pino is most excited about is offering a roots touch up service for people who get their hair colored. According to Pino, most people get their hair cut about every 6 weeks. However after about 3 weeks, some began to notice hair roots show their original color. At this point, most people either get another cut and color (even though they really don't need a hair cut yet) or they choose to buy hair color products from a grocery store and attempt to touch up their roots at home (which can be a challenge to do it correctly). To address this, the Studio will offer a roots touch up service that is faster (about 30-35 minutes) and costs a lot less than a full cut and color.

Pino encourages people to ask him questions about hair. In fact he provides free hair consultations.

The new Salon is expected to be open Monday through Saturday.

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