Hi, my name is Donna, and I am a Tier 3 Stylist at DeCola Salon. I want to take the time to talk to everyone about salon-grade retail products. If you are spending money to cut and color your hair, purchasing high-quality hair products will keep your style at its best. Salon’s finest retail products typically have a higher price point. Which can tend to make clients apprehensive to buy. And trust me, I get it. I, myself have used store-bought shampoos and conditioners out of convenience, only to find an outcome that's below standard for my professionally color-treated, dry, frizzy hair. There are many reasons salon-grade products are ideal, but I want to highlight (no pun intended) my top two reasons.

It is all about ingredients! Salon hair products are made with ingredients not typically found in stores; high-quality ingredients with no parabens, sulfates, or mineral oils, along with being cruelty-free and vegan. The saying “less is more” is very true for salon products- they have a higher concentration in them that allows you to use less of the product during use. Since you are using less product (which is also less waste), adding more water to the hair will result in a better lather.

Another reason why salon products are worth the purchase is to support small and local businesses that provide quality product assurance. When purchasing from 3rd party vendors whether online or in-store, it's never guaranteed that the product is not expired, watered down, or tampered with. Salons stand behind their products and are backed by the salon's distributors and manufacturers.

I love many of the products that we offer at DeCola Salon, but my favorite is F18 Violet Toning Shampoo. This shampoo helps eliminate yellow or orange tones from blonde hair. I also need to give a shout-out to pretty much the entire line of R&CO products, I can not just choose one...I love them all!

We offer product discounts when purchased during the time of service at DeCola Salon. This way, you can get your products right away for your fresh, new hair and don’t have to wait for delivery. Also, we have a wide variety of quality products for every price point to fit your budget. You can purchase all of our products via our website for curbside pickup.

As a hairstylist, my job is to know all of my clients' hair very well. During every appointment, I use products that are best suited for your hair. You can check out my Instagram Here. At DeCola Salon, we care about your hair and would never offer a product we don’t believe will benefit your hair. We love our craft, which means we love your hair.

DeCola Salon Wins Top 200 Salon in the US

We couldn’t be more excited to be honored as a Top 200 Salon in 2021 by SALON TODAY. SALON TODAY was created just for salon/spa owners, to share ideas and practices to help salons and spas of all sizes grow to top-level greatness. They are the only industry media to focus strictly on the business aspect of salons/spas. For 25 years, they have been offering business advice, salon design, leadership, compensation, marketing, and personnel development. View our feature in the latest digital issue of Salon Today's magazine here.

The 2021 honorees were announced during the SALON TODAY 200 Virtual Watch Party. The event named the 2021 honorees, gave the SALON TODAY audience a first look at this year’s cover, connected viewers to the online stories where they could read the profiles of all honorees, and showcased creative survival strategies they developed during the 2020 Covid-19 pandemic and the resulting salon shutdowns.

The magazine’s 24th annual SALON TODAY 200 issue profiles the selected salons in its Spring 2021 edition. The 200 salons were honored for their best business-building ideas in 2019 and their survival strategies for 2020, which were gathered from applications submitted by the SALON TODAY audience, who represent the 20,000 top-producing salons and spas in the country.

This was an incredible achievement for DeCola Salon. We are honored to be recognized by SALON TODAY. We couldn’t have done this without the support of our clients, not just this past year but all the years prior. Also, our team members, who constantly strive to do and be their best. Let’s not forget our fearless leader Lou, who is our constant guidance, treats us like family, and always reminds us “positive things happen to positive people”.

Balayage at DeCola Salon by Jackie Hashem

Hi! My name is Jackie Hashem, I am a Tier 3 stylist at DeCola Salon in Exton, PA. I’ve been a hairstylist since 2005. I have experience with doing all different techniques and styles of hair, but my true passion and specialty is balayage. I have taken numerous classes to further my education on everything and anything pertaining to balayage.

A lot of people think that balayage is a style, but it is actually a technique. The word balayage originates from the French term “to sweep”. There are a lot of misconceptions that balayage means blonde hair, but the full definition is a technique for highlighting hair in which the dye is painted on in such a way as to create a graduated natural-looking effect. Here is a balayage I did on my brunette client.

I love balayage for many reasons. No two heads of hair are the same, just like your fingerprint. It requires you to think outside the box with every client and challenges me, which I enjoy. Balayage allows the hair to grow out seamlessly, which allows longevity. Typically, I see my balayage clients every 10-12 weeks but again, it depends on the look they are aiming for. I like to play off the client’s natural hair for their dimension. Another interesting fact is that balayage processes in the open air at room temperature, which is less damaging than a traditional foil. I use Framar color brushes, but I also like to use a 2-inch chip paintbrush that you can get at a hardware store. A great styling product I love to use when styling my balayage clients is Oribe Imperial Blowout Transformation Styling Creme. It really makes the hair feel healthier and younger after just one use.

Find out if you are the right fit for a balayage by booking a consultation. Our website offers consultation appointments via online booking or call us at 610-363-9554. Also, check out my gallery of balayage on my Instagram or visit our TikTok for my latest brunette balayage.

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