Frequently Asked Questions
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The Brazilian Blowout works on all hair types. In our experience, the best candidates for the Brazilian Blowout smoothing treatment are those people with coarse, curly, or highly textured hair. These hair types will see the most dramatic differences in their hair and their styling time. The Brazilian Blowout is very effective for eliminating frizz and creating a smooth, shiny look. We have performed the treatment on every hair type, even wavy and fine hair, as well as hair that has been permed, chemically straightened and with hair extensions.
The hair will be left totally frizz-free, shiny, effortlessly manageable and with plenty of body and bounce. There will still be the option to wear hair curly/wavy (depending on the hair type) and the freedom to blow dry hair smooth and straight in a fraction of the time invested prior to receiving the treatment.
Yes, the Brazilian Blowout will actually improve the health of color-treated/highlighted hair by conditioning the hair while sealing the cuticle for enhanced color, reduced frizz and radiant shine.
Hair smoothing and hair straightening are similar yet different in an important way. Hair smoothing, like the Brazilian Blowout, will last a long time but the results are temporary. Your natural curl pattern will return after several months. Hair straightening is a chemical service that permanently straightens the hair. The curl pattern will only return on untreated hair, meaning new growth at the roots.
The Brazilian Blowout will last up to four months or more if the Açai After-Care Maintenance product line is used. The Brazilian Blowout is a cumulative treatment. The more you receive it, the healthier the hair will be and the longer the result will last.
Yes. The Brazilian Blowout actually works very well on chemically treated hair, and helps to improve the condition of the hair by fortifying each strand with essential amino acids. Brazilian Blowout is a nice alternative to a chemical relaxer if you are trying to grow out your relaxed hair.
No, your hair will not look flat as a result of receiving the Brazilian Blowout. Your hair will maintain its natural volume and you will still have that great bend and memory when blow-drying and/or using a curling iron.The Brazilian Blowout is adjustable, meaning we can remove all the curl pattern or we can leave some wave. It's up to you.
Yes, but the sequence is important here. You can color first and then have a Brazilian Blowout but you can't do the reverse. If you recently had a Brazilian Blowout and wish to get a color service, you should wait at least 2 weeks or else you risk reducing or shortening the effectiveness of the smoothing treatment.
True blonde hair is multidimensional so the best way to reproduce that look is to give depth and richness to your color. A large wash of blonde can be boring unless there are darker and lighter strands throughout your hair. When you talk to your stylist about blonde hair and which shade of blonde is best for you, keep an open mind if they suggest weaving three different shades throughout your hair, or suggest both blonde highlights and lowlights however subtle they may be.
Don't you hate that expression?! Bronde sounds much more elegant! If you have dirty blonde hair - lighter than brown but blonde is a stretch - lightening up can be a beautiful compromise. Your stylist will use your natural skin tone as the guide to finding your best complementary shade of blonde. If you have warmth in your skin, go for a cool blonde, or if your skin has cool undertones, warm it up with a honey blonde or caramel blonde. Go for highlights and lowlights, keeping your darker blonde base but adding in some lighter blond for variation. This will give you a fresh, new look that you’ll want year round.
If you are going for a more edgy look, going platinum is a good way to make a statement. Be careful though, not everyone should be wearing platinum blonde hair. A way to keep it chic is by pairing a pixie cut with your statement color to keep your hair from looking overdone and washed out.
These blonde shades take an expert eye and professional lighteners to lift your hair to that perfect undertone. Warm, honey tones and champagne tones can be achieved. Talk to your color expert and feel free to show pictures of the colors that you like. You'll get an expert opinion on what will look best on you and how your hair will lift during the lightening process.
Babylights are subtle, blended highlights that resemble the natural blonde hair of childhood. The babylights technique uses much smaller slices of hair in each foil which yields a more subtle look. Teasylights are also very subtle and remain a hot trend for blonde hair in Tampa. During a teasylights service, sections of hair are teased, or backcombed, before the lightener is applied. The overall look is lightened without obvious streaks of blonde. It's similar to a balayage effect because of the blended look of the highlights.
The look of a darker root, called shadow root or smudge root, is also a big blonde hair color trend. It not only adds beautiful dimension to blonde hair but it also makes for a low maintenance look because you can go a bit longer in between color appointments. With a rooted look, you will have more of your darker base color showing through. If you don't prefer the undertones of your natural base color, a shadow root look can also be achieved by applying a single process color just to the root area following your highlight service.
Add a little color with subtle accents of pastel pink or purple using highlights or create an all over opal effect. If you are already wearing a light blonde or icy blonde hair color, adding a pastel color is quite simple! Darker shades of hair will first need to be lightened in order to get a clear color. Not sure which accent color is best for you? Just ask one of our hair color experts.
Don’t let the blondes have all the fun. Highlights are a great way to add dimensional color to dark blonde and brown hair too. You know how color cosmetics can play with dark and light to sculpt your features? Some well placed highlights will perform the same magic. With so many looks to choose from, ask your stylist about balayage, color melt, ombre hair and handpainting. You don't have to go blingy blonde, we can create a look that is subtle yet uplifting.
From dark to light, we have mastered the art of the dramatic hair color change. Extreme lightening is possible. If you have very dark hair and would like to go blonde, talk to one of our blonding experts. They will tell you what you can reasonably expect. Anything is possible, it just may not be possible in just one appointment. Consider blonde hair as a journey, not just an immediate destination. Also think about adding Olaplex to your extreme lightening service to protect your hair against breakage during the chemical process, especially if you plan to have a series of lightening services.
When you're looking for a great haircut, come to Monaco Salon in Tampa.
We've got the best hair stylists around and they'll design the perfect haircut for you. Whether you are looking for a refresh to trim split ends, a bang trim or a totally new hairstyle, we are ready to put our talents to work for you.
Our prices vary depending on whether it's a women's haircut or a men's haircut, which level of stylist you choose. Please refer to our price list found here https://www.monacosalon.com/monaco-salon-price-list/.
When you're ready to make an appointment, use our online booking page https://www.monacosalon.com/appointment-request-form/.
Brides come from all over the Tampa area to have Monaco Salon stye their hair and the bridal party's hair, with or without hair extensions. Lots of women like to add hair extensions to fill out their wedding updos. We have expertise in all types of hair extensions. Typically, brides like to add either Great Lengths hair extensions or hand tied weft extensions because of the extended wear time. If you're thinking about adding length or volume that will take you you from the bridal shower to the honeymoon, come to Monaco Salon for a free hair extensions consultation. https://www.monacosalon.com/free-hair-extensions-consultation/
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Yes! We offer the Original Brazilian Blowout keratin smoothing treatment. Women from all over the Tampa, Clearwater and St Pete area can appreciate how the tropical climate can cause even the tamest of hair to frizz. The Brazilian Blowout is a great way to smooth frizz and ease wave and curl patterns-without leaving you with flat, limp hair. Results are temporary, but last for several months at a time.
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Monaco Hair Salon is home to some the best hairdressers in the state of Florida. Each of our hairstylists have mastered the art of hair color.
Blonde hair has a broad spectrum of shades, from dark blondes to platinum, from icy blondes to warm honey blondes. Blonde hair, whether highlights, lowlights, balayage or all over blonde, has its own unique needs. Ask for one of our blonde hair specialists when booking an appointment. Every hair color service starts with a color consult.
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We get it. Sometimes it's difficult to get to the salon - like during a pandemic - and you take matters into your own hands. Perhaps you tried a semi permanent or permanent color kit at home and the color looks nothing like the one pictured on the box. If you've used a drug store hair color and aren't happy with the results, we can remove it.
It is possible to remove box hair dye, but this task is best left to a reputable hair salon. The last thing you want to do is permanently damage your hair by experimenting with chemicals. Give Monaco Hair Salon a call at (813) 870-1709 ask for an appointment with one of our best hair color correction experts.
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A very popular question from our hair color guests. The answer depends on the look you want. Traditional foils and the balayage technique will both give you highlights, the difference is the intensity of the result. So ask yourself how obvious you want your highlights to be, and if you want highlights all the way to the root.
Learn more about the difference between highlights and balayage here on the Monaco Salon blog.
Looking for inspo for your next highlights appointment? View examples of our work in our hair color gallery.
If you have short hair, or hair with shorter layers, we can apply hair extensions as long as your hair is at least 3-4 inches long. Depending on your current style, we may recommend one type of hair extensions over another. We recommend starting with a free hair extensions consultation. https://www.monacosalon.com/free-hair-extensions-consultation/
Read more on our blog about hair extensions and short hair.
We get a lot of questions about NBR extensions and hand tied weft extensions. Are they similar? NBR extensions are a brand (Natural Beaded Row) vs hand tied wefts which are a type of hair extensions applied using a natural beaded row method. How are they different? Learn more on our blog about the differences between natural beaded row extensions and Monaco Salon's hand tied wefts.
We get a lot of call with this very question, and it's impossible to give an exact answer over the phone. The cost of hair extensions depends on many factors, including the type of hair we use, the size and density of the wefts, the length, and how much hair we need to create your look.
Application time also impacts the cost of your hair extensions. A full head of tape in hair extensions can be applied in about an hour, which make them a less expensive option compared to keratin bond extensions or hand tied extensions.
The cost of hair extensions can range from a few hundred dollars to over a thousand dollars. We can propose different ways to work within your budget, depending on the look you are trying to achieve. You may not need a full head of extensions, and we can add volume and length where you need it.
To get an exact quote for the cost of your hair extensions, please schedule a free hair extensions consultation. https://www.monacosalon.com/free-hair-extensions-consultation/