I was honored to be in two consumer magazines in the past few months. (See Articles Where Margie Billian is Quoted on the Studio of Colour and Design’s website.) In addition to working and contributing to articles, the Studio of Colour and Design by Margie Billian… Read More Margie Billian in 2 Consumer Magazines
Today I found this recommendation from a client, Eileen :”Margie is an exceptional colorist and stylist. She will work with you in so many ways. During the consultation, she asks probing questions about what you want, questions that require more than yes or no answers. And I am very nearsighted and I wear glasses, which… Read More Joy Making People Feel Amazing ~
I have a solution for you that works wonders, that can probably be found in your pantry. It does several good things for your hair and scalp. Want to know what it is? First, let me tell you what it does: Cleans your scalp Adds shine to your hair Conditions you curls Stimulates hair growth… Read More Green Solution for Fullness and Shine for Your Hair
Coconut Oil ~ great for your hair ! And ..lots more things ! Hello All ! I have been doing alot of reading on coconut oil. Here is a really great blog that tells all kinds of ways to use it. I love being green at the Studio of Colour and Design. Peace and Light… Read More Coconut Oil ~ great for your hair ! And ..lots more things !
I went to a hair show in Baltimore recently. There were some great workshops, inspirational speakers, new products, (some were really old products from the 1970’s!!), and more. It seems that styles go in cycles. I’ve been doing hair for over 35 years and I’ve seen so many things come and go. This is me… Read More 2014 Fashion Focus – Baltimore, MD
In my studio, I do a lot of ombre colour. I ALWAYS cut my ombre clients hair first. Cutting ombre hair after colour means that I am cutting out the new, fresh, bright ends. A total waste of money! My goal is always to make my clients look and feel beautiful inside and out. My… Read More Ombre! But — Cut it first!
At my studio, I do a lot of corrective colour. This is a great article that explores the how’s and why’s of colour correction. I hope you enjoy it! http://www.modernsalon.com/hair-photos/how-to/COLOR-CORRECTION-HOW-TO-Removing-Years-of-Black-Box-Color-248087021.html
One of my favorite experiences was shared with Teen Modern Magazine about a young lady who allowed me to give her the gift of beauty. “One of my best experiences was when I did highlights on an 11-year old. She brought in all her baby-sitting money to pay for it. Although she was a few… Read More Teen Modern Article
This Huffington Post article outlines something called dry cutting, a technique where you don’t shampoo the client’s hair before cutting. This way, the stylist can see how the hair will naturally fall with the new cut. You can chip away at the hair, a very artistic way of cutting. A stylist interviewed for the article… Read More The Trend I’ve Been Doing for 10 Years!
This blog, HAIR by Victoria, is great! I love it! She gives some great tips on a trend called color melting. With this technique, you blend two colors together so that there is no transitional line in the hair. It’s such a funky trend and its so easy to do. It looks good on everybody… Read More Color Melting