A Must-Read Before Your Next Color Appointment

Amber Festa

Amber Festa

Long gone are the days of simple blondes, brunettes and red heads. We live life in full Technicolor—and that includes our hair. But, whether you’re looking for a subtle babylight, a splash of color or one solid shade, it’s best to consult an expert before you take the plunge. We recently sat down with our own Amber Festa, Tulip Salonspa veteran & Aveda colorist, for helpful hints when it comes to coloring your hair.

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Balayage highlights with a purple “pop” in front


Trust is vital in any relationship. Amber says that’s especially true when it comes to your stylist, which is part of what makes Tulip the best salon in Fredericksburg. Our stylists give each guest a complimentary consultation before every color service. Amber says this is the perfect time to discuss color inspiration (photos are extremely helpful) and ways to realistically achieve that look while keeping your hair healthy (chances are you won’t be going from jet black to platinum blonde in one visit).

As the best salon in Fredericksburg, our Aveda colorists will take your color inspiration and tailor it to match your look and lifestyle.

colored w/Aveda color then added Vomor extensions


Something else Amber suggests guests consider is their lifestyle and the maintenance of the color and technique. If you’re dedicated to getting your hair done regularly then a color or technique that requires considerable upkeep would be perfect for you (Amber loves the current fashion color trend with pops of pink, purple and more.)

If making that regularly scheduled trip to the salon is more challenging than you’d like sometimes, Amber suggests considering colors and techniques that require less upkeep (the balayage).


Amber says the key to keeping your color vibrant long after you’ve left the chair is using the right products. She recommends Aveda’s Color Conserve, which is specifically formulated to work with the Aveda color our stylists use. Color Converse Shampoo and Conditioner are naturally-derived and gently cleanse and condition without stripping the color. For added styling protection, Amber finished the look, by selecting a styling heat protectant product from Smooth Infusing as well as, Damage Remedy Daily Hair Repair.

Whether you’re new to color or a hair color chameleon, our expertly trained Aveda colorists are here to guide you through the process. Give us a call at (504) 785-4004 to book your appointment.