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How To: Use Violet Shampoo (Properly!)

The double process, bleach and tone, platinum, bright blonde hair trend is in full effect. Over the past year we have had many clients wanting to go bleach blonde. Not just standard blonde, we are talking white, ashy, grey blonde without a hint of golden. Not only can this color be difficult to accomplish, it can be damaging and takes a lot of at-home maintenance. However, outside of the salon, the blonde of your dreams can be achieved with a little help from some special shampoo. The number one product for a white blonde is violet shampoo.

Ash Blonde Hairstyle


Violet shampoo is like an at home toner or glaze. Basic color theory: violet cancels out yellow. When hair is bleached it brings out underlying colors of unwanted tones, like orange, brassy copper, and yellow. To subdue those unwanted tones a complementary color is used to cancel them out. TIGI Catwalk Fashionista Violet Shampoo is the most concentrated violet on the market. It comes in a three-product system; TIGI Catwalk Fashionista Violet shampoo, conditioner, and mask. The proper way to use the system also involves two more steps and an interesting ingredient; a lemon!

Violet Shampoo by Catwalk


How to use the TIGI Catwalk Fashionista System:

  1. Cleanse hair with a clarifying shampoo to clean scalp and open hair cuticle. We suggest TIGI Bed Head Clean Up Daily Shampoo. Focus the shampoo on the roots and careful not to rough up hair, it’s a daily shampoo and the product itself will do most of the work. Bleached hair is in a more fragile state to begin with.
  2. Towel dry hair lightly. Cut a lemon in half and squeeze juice at mid-lengths and ends of hair. The lemon juice is opening up the hair cuticle and changing the pH of the hair. Remember in high school chemistry you learned and forgot all about pH, or potential of hydrogen? It is the measure of how acidic or alkaline a substance is. Hair has a pH between 4.5 and 5.5. The natural hair acidity prevents fungi and bacteria in the hair and scalp, and keeps the cuticle closed and healthy. The lemon juice will bring the hair pH down to about a 3, opening the cuticle and prepping the hair for the toner.lemon
  3. Apply the violet shampoo, focusing on the areas that are most yellow first, then all over. You don’t need to work the shampoo into the hair but let the violet color do the work. Clip up hair and let sit for 5-10 minutes depending on desired level of ash.
  4. Rinse out with water on the cooler side. This will close the cuticle and bring hair back to its normal pH.
  5. Next apply TIGI Catwalk Fashionista Violet Conditioner beginning at mid-lengths and ends because they are the most porous. Comb through with a wide tooth comb. Once a week use the mask for extra hydration and conditioning. Let conditioner sit for a couple minutes. Then rinse with cool water. Your bleached hair will be a healthy cool blonde!

Catwalk Fashionista Violet Mask


The Drawing Room: Transformation from brass to light blonde

TIGI World Release- 2016 Hair Trends

Our team members attended TIGI’s World Release 2015 in Las Vegas on August 24-25th. The show was spectacular and we saw so many amazing looks from the TIGI Creative Team. Much of what we saw is starting to become and will be THE hair trends for the upcoming season, Fall-Winter 2015-2016. This year is a nod to the 1990’s punk/rock inspiration.The TIGI Stage in Las Vegas, NV

90's Hairstyles are Back!

For cut and styling the main theme is effortless and undone hair. Bouncy shiny curls are out and loose matte waves are in. All of the styling has a very updated 90’s grunge feeling to it. We will be seeing:

Textured mid-length cuts, reminiscent of the shag and mullet.

90's Shag/Mullet Hair Cut

Short chin length bobs with choppy micro-fringe.

Choppy, Micro-fringe, Chin-length BobsCommercial, Chin-length Bob

Grown out wispy bangs with a center part.

Eyebrow length bangs with layered hairBangs with centered part

Men’s barbered haircuts: super short sides faded into a longer top.

Men's Hair: Shaved Sides with Longer Hair On TopMen's Hair: Shorter hair on the sides, Longer hair on top

Favorite product to achieve these looks is TIGI Bed Head Joyride Texturizing Powder Balm. It gives a matte dry oil finish, perfect for the 2nd day worn in look.



As for color, they are changing to the warmer richer side or antiqued look. Blondes will be more golden instead of ash.Trend: Golden Hair Color

Coppers and wine-inspired colors like merlot will be most in demand.

Trend: Merlot Colored HairTrend: Merlot Colored Hair

Cool pastel tones are still in but will be displayed in dusty muted versions compared to saturated rich tones. Dusty grays, vintage violets, and antiqued blues are among the most popular hair colors.Trend: Dusty Gray Hair Color

Warmer tones like peachy apricot and rose gold will be in demand.

Trend: Peachy Apricot Hair Color

Copper is a great way to add dimension to a typical brunette.

Brunette with Copper Dimension in Hair Color

Colorists will play with the idea of changing tones to look saturated yet antique at the same time.

How will you update your look this season? Call us at The Drawing Room NYC to get a consultation on these fun new 2016 hair trends!


Tips to help you figure out when it’s time for a haircut!



Radical hair makeovers happen for mostly two reasons; either you’re hair is too damaged for a trim to fix. Or secondly, something major occurs in your life. Maybe it’s a break up, or a new baby, perhaps just you trying to re-invent yourself. There are a few of us out there who are in the salon every 6-8 weeks to maintain their style (we love you thank you) but for those who come only a few times a year, here are some tips to know when it’s time to chop that mop.


  • Has the messy bun become an everyday look? Would not having a pony tail commence a full blown panic attack? Then it’s probably time for a haircut. If you’re trying to grow out your hair to mermaid lengths, Regular trims will keep it looking and feeling healthy.
  • The time it takes you to do your hair is perpetually expanding, It’s because your hair is lacking shape and structure. Trim up your layers, put some movement in that mop.
  • Split ends? IT’S TIME FOR A CUT. They won’t just go away, in-fact they will keep splitting up the strand of hair, Loose a couple inches, your hair will thank you.
  • Are your curls turning into dreadlocks? It’s because your hair is so heavy, get some texture and layer them accordingly to your curl pattern, I guarantee that you’ll be back to big bouncy hair in no time.

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Exclusive Partnership with TIGI Haircare.

The Drawing Room New York has made the transition from special to extraordinary by collaborating with the innovative and ambitious product company, TIGI, to not only achieve the looks of today’s popular styles but to exceed the expectations of those who demand the best.  This unique and exclusive partnership places both The Drawing Room New York and TIGI in an entirely new level of caliber and virtuosity.  With the expertise of both teams, opportunities will be endless in the fashion and hair industry, whether it’s for advancing our education or creating hairstyles for fashion week.  What makes this product line so extraordinary? All TIGI hair products are created “by hairdressers for hairdressers.” But that is only one of the pros. The intelligence behind the products meets every creative and professional need of a hairdresser but also meets the uncomplicated and versatile needs of the everyday client.  And due to our partnership, the new and exclusive TIGI Hair Reborn line is currently only available in New York City at The Drawing Room New York.

TIGI Products – Hair Reborn

Hair meets science. Their hyper-distillation technology extracts the finest raw materials necessary to rejuvenate your hair, intensifies it, and concentrates it into its most potent form to create advance formulations perfect for your hair needs. This purification process, which has only been available in the highest-grade pharmaceuticals, is now available in hair care.

TIGI Products – Catwalk

For those fashion hungry, runway crazed, beauty loving individuals, this is the product for you.  It is inspired by the behind the scenes world of fashion, celebrity and beauty.  Create the latest looks with ease and precision.

TIGI Products – Bedhead

The well-known Bedhead product has been reformulated and improved to better meet our hair requirements.  Perfect for the creative, adventurous and experimental.  These products are meant to be cocktailed, layered and played with to shape expressive, creative and lively hairstyles!

TIGI Products – Hot Tools

The flat iron is made with titanium plates.  Its negative ion technology eliminates static and seals hair cuticles with it’s natural oils and moisture, essential for soft, smooth, healthy looking hair.  The curl stick has a tapered ceramic-coated barrel for versatility and adjustable heat settings. The TIGI blow-drier is set with two different speeds and three different temperatures.  And its soft-touch rubber housing makes for easy grip and function.