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NEW Product Line! Nature's Rescue

Posted by jessica offenbaker on January 3, 2011 at 2:01 PM Comments comments (0)


Break free from your daily haircare routine!

Introducing Nature’s Rescue, a new collection of paraben-free, sulfate-free and silicone-free haircare essentials, with plant and marine extracts, that remove impurities and buildup while helping nourish hair. Formulas with water-fresh fragrances, cooling sensations and ocean-inspired textures provide the perfect balance of moisture. Suitable for all hair types. Alternate with your regular haircare regimen or use daily to detox, replenish and experience an instant ocean escape!

Refreshing Detox Shampoo

Sulfate-free, paraben-free, and silicone-free cleanser washes away daily stress by helping eliminate impurities, pollution and buildup.

Refining Sea Polish

Gentle exfoliant, enriched with pumice, removes impurities and refines the hair's surface leaving it smooth and shiny.

Cooling Deep Conditioner

Ultra moisturizing conditioner helps rebalance hair while cooling and soothing the scalp.

Radiant Sea Spray

Lightweight, multi-functional spray adds texture while time-touch fragrance capsules release bursts oceanic scent when hair is touched.


NEW Redken's Nature Resuce Treatment

Valid from: 01/11/2011 to 03/31/2011


Get 10% off Nature's Rescue Treatment or take your kit home to use everytime you shampoo or add to your existing regimen!

ColourCode Salon

11820 Bandera Rd. Ste 110 Studio #414 Helotes, Texas 78023


New Year New Changes.......

Posted by jessica offenbaker on January 3, 2011 at 1:53 PM Comments comments (2)

ColourCode Salon is happy to announce a change in online booking!

The new site is This will hopefully make it easier to book your appointments online! The new features enable you tocreate your own account so you can log on and see all past and future appointments. So check it out and make your appointment today:


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Now you can turn back time!  Here's how:

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Protect Your Haircolor This Summer

Posted by jessica offenbaker on June 7, 2010 at 12:53 PM Comments comments (4)

Tracey Cunningham and Rodney Cutler’s Advice on Protecting Haircolor

Summer is officially here and clients are beach bound and lounging by the pool soaking up the rays and enjoying some fun in the sun. While being outdoors translates into sun-kissed skin and natural highlights, the UV rays and other environmental aggressors can damage hair and skin. As beauty pros, we need to provide our clients with the utmost care and protection for when they come in contact with sun, salt and chlorine. We turned to Rodney Cutler, owner of Cutler/Redken Salons and Tracey Cunningham, Redken's Creative Consultant for Color and co-owner of Byron & Tracey salon in Beverly Hills for some solid advice. Here’s what they had to say:


“At our salon in Miami, we often see clients with damaged hair from being out in the sun or water,” says Rodney Cutler, owner of Cutler/Redken Salons. ”Many of them are not aware that they can protect and correct existing damage with the right products! It’s essential to protect your hair while out in the sun!”

As advised by Cutler, ultimate protection for hair is a must when under the sun, in water or all year-round when living in warmer climates. Damage to hair includes: stripping away of the hair cuticle by UV rays causing hair to become dull, rough and prone to frizz and flyaways, as well as color fading in both colored and virgin hair. In addition, pool chemicals and sea salts strip away healthy oils and bind to hair increasing vulnerability to the sun – this results in haircolor becoming brassy, grayish or even green and hair texture drying out.


“While our clients are not always on the beach or in the pool, they are constantly in the California sun,” says Tracey Cunningham, Redken's Creative Consultant for Color and co-owner of Byron & Tracey salon in Beverly Hills. “This daily exposure affects their haircolor and the quality of hair causing much dryness and brassiness. We always try to stress daily UV protection for hair, and now we can recommend specific products for our clients to use.”

What are Cutler and Cunningham’s go-to-products? Redken, but of course! Redken’s new Color Extend Sun solar screen SPF 12 offers patented UV protection for hair against the sun and environmental aggressors, while helping to correct and repair existing damage. The scalp is particularly vulnerable to both UVA and UVB rays, and sunburned scalp is often painful and can result in peeling of the scalp skin and the appearance of dandruff-like flakes in the hair. To prevent clients from saying “ouch” they recommend their clients apply Redken Color Extend Sun’s Solar Screen SPF 12 at least 30 minutes before sun exposure for optimum protection against the effects of damaging UV rays.


Did you know pool chemicals and sea salts can strip away hair’s healthy oils and bind to the hair intensifying the damaging effects of the sun? Yup—no joke. Encourage clients to apply Redken’s Color Extend Sun Sparkling Shield prior to swimming to preserve the integrity of the hair fiber and create a barrier that helps prevent chemicals and minerals from adhering to the hair’s surface.

UV rays are present year-round, even in the winter and on cloudy days and UVA rays can pass through windows to attack haircolor when your clients least expects it. Show them how to apply Redken Color Extend Sun’s Shimmering Defense before applying styling products as a lightweight leave-in conditioner to help protect hair from the damaging effects of the sun while also preventing dryness and replenishing moisture.


Pool chemicals and sea minerals can turn haircolor brassy, grayish or even green, and can penetrate the cuticle to accelerate haircolor degradation. Since you don’t want your clients singing, “It’s Not Easy Being Green,” get her to use Redken’s Color Extend Sun’s After-Sun Shampoo to remove salt, chlorine and minerals and keep her haircolor looking healthy and vibrant. The patented UV filter Mexoryl S.O continues to protect the hair even after the product is rinsed out, so using the shampoo prior to sun exposure will also help prevent UV damage

UVA/UVB rays strip away the cuticle causing hair to become dull, rough and prone to frizz and fly-aways. Before you know it, hair is left dry and brittle. To help reverse existing damage and resurface sun-stressed strands, get client’s to use the After-Sun Mask in place of a regular conditioner whenever hair has been exposed to damaging UV rays or drying pool chemicals and sea minerals. Just apply using a wide-tooth comb and leave in for 5-15 minutes depending on the condition of the hair. Yes, it is that easy!


Cutler loves the long-lasting effects of the products and the feel of hair after several uses: “It’s as if sun, salt or chlorine, hasn’t even touched the hair. Our Miami salon clients love the Sparkling Shield, since they can apply it throughout the day leaving their hair soft to the touch and shiny even while out in the sun everyday!”


All of Redken’s Color Extend Sun products are formulated with Hydra-Shield Complex and provide long-lasting broad-spectrum protection against UV rays while rebalancing moisture in sun-stressed tresses leaving hair shiny, silky and smooth. New patented UV filter, Soplexyl™ is responsible for giving hair substantive UV protection and remains effective even when formula is rinsed out. Mango Oil prevents dryness and offers intense replenishment and softness, while Ceramide penetrates the hair fiber to strengthen and repair damaged areas. In addition, Color Extend Sun is a perfect compliment to the Color Extend collection.

New Product Line

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All Soft Shot PhaseClear Moisture Shot PhaseColor Extend Shot PhaseExtreme Shot PhaseReal Control Shot PhaseSmooth Down Shot Phase

An exclusive, professional in-salon service, Redken Chemistry offers intense, customized treatments for whatever your hair needs – whether it’s moisture, color protection, strength, softness, control, or a combination of these benefits! Each treatment also has a corresponding take-home regimen so you can maintain the incredible results after you leave the salon.

Who is Redken Chemistry for?

A deep conditioning treatment such as Redken Chemistry is great for distressed hair. Distressed hair is weakend hair that has been physically changed in some way. There are two key types of hair distress:

  • CHEMICAL DISTRESS: caused by overuse of chemical services such as haircolor, lightening, perming or straightening
  • MECHANICAL DISTRESS: caused by normal wear and tear from blow-drying, curling and flat irons, and every day brushing


Redken Chemistry offers six “shots” that can be blended for truly personalized solutions:



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  • Extreme Shot Phase for distressed hair
  • Color Extend Shot Phase for color-treated hair
  • Clear Moisture Shot Phase for normal/dry hair
  • All Soft Shot Phase for dry/brittle hair
  • Smooth Down Shot Phasee for very dry/unruly hair
  • Real Control Shot Phase for dense/dry/sensitized hair

Speak to your stylist today about scheduling your customized Redken Chemistry service.

The Answer is Here!

Posted by JessicaOffenbaker on January 19, 2009 at 11:54 AM Comments comments (4)

I believe that washing your hair everday strips it of its natural oils and aids in dehydrating your hair!  KMS has come out with a product that helps keep your hair fresh between shampoos!  It's called Hairplay Makeover Spray!  It is a matted spray which absorbs excess oil, increases hair volume at the roots, enhances overall texture and builds bulk, leaving hair refreshed and clean. It can be used on all hair types, even fine or limp hair.

Hairplay Make-over Spray contains KMS California?s patented IOPS (inside out perfecting system) technology, which when combined with grape, peppermint and rice powder creates a fusion of active ingredients which completely enter the hair shaft, reconstructing from the inside out.


Shake well before use

  • Hold the can 10 - 12 inches away and spray directly onto your roots and hair
  • Let dry before shaking out the excess with your fingers
  • Style as desired
  • Use to prepare hair for styling: helps keep pins and clips from slipping

It has recieved national recognition and is even mentioned by Whitney Casey Celebrity Author of "The Man Plan: Drive Men Wild... Not Away "


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New Product Alert!!!

Posted by JessicaOffenbaker on January 13, 2009 at 12:40 PM Comments comments (2)

ColourCode Salon is proud to announce Redken's newest addition to the Fresh Curls Hair Care Line:




Curl Recovery intense rinse-out mask

Moisture-rich formula deeply conditions, defines, and strengthens medium to coarse, dry curls. Redken's exclusive curl-enhancing healthy bounce and frizz-controlled shine.  Interbond Conditioning System and Elasta-Shield Complex revive lackluster, parched strands with ELASTA-SHIELD COMPLEX  

Why It Works:

>Moisture-rich formula deeply conditions medium to coarse, dry curls
>Conditioning and styling polymers revive parched strands and help restore elasticity and definition

>Strengthens to help prevent damage

>Provides the highest level of moisture in the Fresh Curls range

>Curls are quenched with healthy bounce and frizz-controlled shine









Through Redken's exclusive Interbond Conditioning System and breakthrough Elasta-Shield Complex, Fresh Curls provides the optimum level of curl-friendly ingredients to define, moisturize, fight frizz, repair and strengthen any type of curl.

How To Use:

After shampooing, apply to towel-dried hair. Leave on 5-15 minutes.
Rinse thoroughly.

New Product Alert

Posted by JessicaOffenbaker on December 2, 2008 at 12:26 PM Comments comments (0)

Overnight Treat night recovery treatment


renews and repairs dense, dry, sensitized hair during sleep

Why It Works:

> Helps renew and repair severely damaged hair during sleep
> Provides nourishment, smoothing control and strengthening repair
> Absorbs instantly so it won't transfer onto pillows or sheets
> Users awaken to shiny, restored hair with lasting softness and control

Key Ingredients:

Care-Adjust Complex

Cationic Conditioners - Moisture & Nourishment
Protein / Ceramide - Internal Strength & Repair
Shea Butter - Smoothing Frizz Control

Redken?s exclusive Interbond Conditioning System and powerful Care-Adjust Complex allow you to customize a product regimen suitable to the level of moisture, repair and control that your clients' hair needs. Hair is sleek, sultry and transformed with luscious shine.

How To Use:

> Apply evenly to damp or dry hair at night. In the morning, leave in or rinse out.
> Bonus Tip: Apply to damp or dry hair before going to bed, and awaken to shiny hair with lasting softness and control, simply leave in while at the gym or hanging out at home for extra conditioning and control, Or try this styling technique:

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Buy Your Products At Professional Salons ONLY!!!

Posted by JessicaOffenbaker on November 17, 2008 at 11:35 AM Comments comments (4)

Update On Product Diversion.....

Safety isn?t the only issue you need to worry about when purchasing salon-only products from a local grocery store, drugstore or superstore?your wallets will suffer too! Undercover shopping found that prices of diverted products were 10-20% higher than what they would be in a salon.

Watch this investigative video report on diversion from the L?Or?al Professional Products Division. Educate yourself on the risks of diverted salon products so you can inform your friends and encourage them to buy their retail products from an authorized salon.

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New Heat Styling Collection

Posted by JessicaOffenbaker on November 4, 2008 at 12:12 PM Comments comments (3)

Redken has revamped some products and added some new ones to create the newest addition to their styling line:

New Additions:

iron silk 07

iron silk 07

Seal in shine and smoothness when flat-ironing

blown away 09

blown away 09

Blow-dry in all-day style memory and frizz-control



fabricate 03 heat-active texturizer

fabricate 03 heat-active texturizer

activates texture and definition with a clean, touchable finish; great for use with a flat iron.

spray starch 15 heat memory styler

spray starch 15 heat memory styler

Curl it, crimp it, flatten it with style memory technology

hot sets 22 thermal setting mist

hot sets 22 thermal setting mist

create heat styles that have staying power


clean lift 07 weightless volume gel

clean lift 07 weightless volume gel

Get long-lasting, airy fullness without the weight

We suggest trying blown away 09.

New Haircare Line

Posted by JessicaOffenbaker on October 20, 2008 at 1:08 PM Comments comments (1)

ColourCode Salon is proud to announce the addition of Colorglow [IQ]:

A hair care system that helps your color last longer with it?s unique Color Protect Complex which helps promote:

  • Color locking inside the hair
  • Outside Color Care
  • Outside Color Protection

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Posted by JessicaOffenbaker on September 8, 2008 at 12:02 PM Comments comments (0)

ColourCode Salon and Redken are proud to introduce the newest addition to the Extreme Hair Care Line.......


New And Improved...

Posted by JessicaOffenbaker on September 1, 2008 at 12:54 PM Comments comments (0)

ColourCode Salon & Redken are proud to introduce...

full frame 07 protective volumizing mousse

NEW & Improved

Full Frame 07 Protective

Volumizing Mousse

Fresh from the runway: fantastic fullness that?s never stiff or sticky. New and improved Full Frame 07 protective volumizing mousse features NEW Clean-Feel Technology that leaves hair soft and amazingly brushable while protecting against heat, humidity, and color fade. Create runway volume ? everyday, only from Redken Styling.

Why It Works:

> Rich, velvety foam builds body and restores moisture
> Helps protect hair from heat styling, humidity, color fade, and UV rays
> Provides long-lasting volume that?s never stiff or heavy

Key Ingredients:

Redken?s exclusive Bonding System provides long-lasting humidity protection that is easy to wash out

How To Use:

A small amount goes a long way... apply to damp hair and blow-dry for maximum volume.


Update From Redken on DIVERSION

Posted by JessicaOffenbaker on July 5, 2008 at 11:10 PM Comments comments (0)



Because of the confidence we have in all our products, for the 1st time ever, we are offering a Quality Guarantee on our products sold ONLY in your salons and spas. If your client is not satisfied with the product's performance, they can present their receipt for a full refund within 4 weeks of purchase. To learn more, read the letter from David Craggs, President of Professional Products Division for L'Oreal USA.

Check out this video educating consumers about diversion and encouraging them to purchase professional haircare products only from authorized salons. Tell your clients to watch it on, YouTube or on Redken's Facebook page to learn more about product authenticity.

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Visit to engage David Craggs, President of Professional Products Division for L'Oreal USA, on the topic of diversion and to read more important information.

Download and read this letter
from David Craggs, President of Professional Products Division for L'Oreal USA addressing the new Quality Guarantee and the issue of Diversion.

Diversion is when products are sold in unauthorized places. For example, all genuine Redken products are sold exclusively in salons. But you might see a few bottles in your local supermarket, drugstore, online or at a discounter. Salon professional products you find outside of a salon are considered to be diverted.


Diversion hurts your business. If clients purchase professional products outside the salon, for what they believe to be a cheaper price (it usually isn't), then they're not going to buy it from you. Also, it hurts the professional industry by weakening the stylist-client relationship and the credible need for professional recommendation of the best products for the clients hair.

Diverted products could be a health hazard. They are often counterfeit, diluted formulas, or old, expired formulas that may not be safe to use. Irritation or even infection can result from the use o f diverted products. It's also illegal to divert products.

Products are diverted by unauthorized distributors and salons or their employees, plus other dishonest individuals who see profit in piracy.

You can make a difference and protect your business!

  • Be suspicious of anyone wishing to purchase products from you in bulk.
  • Don't risk it! If you are approached by a product collector, don't buy their story. Get their name, telephone number and license plate number and contact the Redken Diversion Hotline immediately at 800-503-3997 or Rewards are available.
  • Spread the word! Tell your clients about the potential danger of diverted products.
  • Keep an eye out for diverted products! If you see Redken products for sale outside a salon, please e-mail us the city, state and name of the location where you saw the products. We will conduct a full investigation.


  • Decline their offer and tell them they are unwelcome in this industry
  • Accept the diverter's business card if offers, and note the liscense plate number of possible.
  • Report the contact to the Redken Diversion Hotline at 800-503-3997 or at
  • Share the information with other salon professionals in your area. Remind them they will lose the Redken line if they sell to diverters.

Our Anti-Diversion Strategy focuses on the sources of diversion, which means uncovering authorized distributors and salons that intentionally divert our products. We code. We shop. We terminate. Specifically, Redken's efforts include:

  • Over $3 million invested in state-of-the-art product coding system to track diverters
  • Extensive consumer awareness campaign to eliminate support of diversion:
  • Public relations efforts with top fashion & beauty publications
  • Dedicated section on
  • Once identified, Redken takes firm action on diverters including full investigations, terminations and when necessary, court proceedings. Over 300 salon contracts have been terminated.


Posted by JessicaOffenbaker on June 2, 2008 at 9:33 PM Comments comments (0)
Redken has added a whole new product family called REAL CONTROL.
Real Control
nourishes, restores and reclaims control of dense, dry, sensitized hair.

Care -Adjust Complex

 Cationic Conditioners - Moisture & Nourishment
 Protein / Ceramide - Internal Strength & Repair
      Shea Butter -       Smoothing Frizz Control

Real Control Shampoo

Real Control Shampoo

gently cleanses, nourishes and repairs for a controlled, shiny finish.


Real Control Conditioner

Real Control Conditioner

moisturizes, repairs and detangles for smoothness, manageability and shine.

Intense Renewal Super Moisturizing Mask

Intense Renewal Super Moisturizing Mask

intense moisture and discipline to transform the texture of hair.

Crema Care daily nourishing styling treatment

Crema Care daily nourishing styling treatment

provides superior discipline, control and manageability to the most hard-to-manage hair

Thermal Resist Inner Hair Repair

Thermal Resist Inner Hair Repair

instantly detangles, repairs and conditions heat-damaged hair

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BEWARE of counterfeit CHIs

Posted by JessicaOffenbaker on May 4, 2008 at 12:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Those of you who know me, know I dislike Flat Irons no matter who makes them.  And If you've read my earlier blogs you know why.  However CHI Flat Irons are very popular.  I thought I had bought one from my previous employer.  I paid the usual $100 for it and found out it was a knock off.  Even though I rarely use, I'm still upset about this.  Here's how you can tell the differences:

That's an eyeopener.  Just like my rant about hair care products in Grocery Stores, the CHIs they sell are also FAKE.  The man who invented the CHI iron is named Farouk Shami.  He's a Palestinan who resides in Houston.  He now has teams of legal and investigative professionals handling the issues involving the diversion of these irons and other counterfeit products.  They have already seized thousands of them and are still pursuing the manufacturers and sellers of these unauthorized products.  Unfortunatley, if you bought it you're stuck with it.  But after watching this video, I'm not so sure I'd even want to help a man like this.  I hate egotistical, narcissistic, arrogance.  As well as Biosilk and Sunglitz Bleach.  I'm just so tired of all the bogus things that people try to sell (including the blowdryer he thinks is going to grow hair).  And how else do consumers know unless we professionals spill the beans?  Here's that video:

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Posted by JessicaOffenbaker on May 1, 2008 at 7:46 PM Comments comments (0)

Redken has added a new product to the BLONDE GLAM line


Why It Works:

  • Velvety mousse helps protect, condition, and revitalize delicate highlighted blonde hair
  • Brightens, softens and adds body
  • Provides a tug-free blow-dry to help hair resist breakage
  • Helps guard hair from heat exposure and environmental damage
  • Leaves hair full of airy softness with lustrous shineDream  Whip protective softening mousse

Key Ingredients: 

Crystal Mica - Adds Shimmering Shine
Grapefruit Extract - Helps Improve Blonde Clarity
Protein - Empowers Weakened Structure
UV Filter/Anti-Oxidant Polyphenol - Helps Protect Hair


Redken?s exclusive Interbond Conditioning System delivers grapefruit extract that combines with a natural anti-oxidant polyphenol and shimmering mica to form the exclusive Crystal Shine Complex. This highlight-targeted formula helps eliminate brassiness, clarify color and reinforce strength.

How To Use:

Apply to towel-dried hair. Leave-in, style as usual

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