From: Nicolle (126.96.36.199)
In Reply to: Re: Professionals: your favorite brand of color for TR'd hair? posted by Denise Kingsley on February 19, 2007 at 7:41 pm:
most salons will use the cheapest product that will work on their clients. It was always difficult to find the Aveda and Framesi products as everyone carries L'oreal (Matrix/Redken) stuff. It's just cheaper.
Most salons don't carry Framesi because of the education required and the cost of the products. My colorist was educated by Framesi more than 15 years ago but that might be because she was Greek and preferred the Mediterranean lines (she travels to Greece every year to be with her family). She did use Matrix and Redken in the salons that were too cheap to carry Framesi but she was able to get to the good colors outside of the salon for home use. She ended up doing my hair at her home when the salon colors (she tried about 3 or 4) wouldn't work on my hair. She has since left that salon and bought a chair at another upscale salon but I no longer color my hair! I'm going to start blonding but I think Paul Mitchell will be the way I want to go with that unless I can find a Framesi salon around me.. I'll have to see if she does Framesi at her new salon.
Everyone swore by Redken and Matrix in the 90s as well. However.
Matrix was great in the 80s before they were owned by L'Oreal I found for lift but in the 90s they kind of went downhill. I still have my "Vavoom" 80s sleeveless shirt my hairdresser gave me. They had this great hairspray that was too strong to use every day and only hairdressers were supposed to have it but one of my haidressers gave that to me and also this purple 20 minute treatment to cut the red (kind of like So Silver but was professional use only). My hair throws gold and that was not popular in the 80s..only platinum hair.