October 2010

Start Spreadin' the Word...Here is your BIG chance to LOOK LIKE HEAVEN IN 2011.

I know this will shock some of you, but there are only 63 days left in the year 2011...can you believe it? The time has come to drag out all the months previous and have a look at exactly how our life is measuring up. Did we do the things we promised ourselves we would this past year? How many times did we really go to the gym? Eat our veggies? Look our best? Well, if you are asking yourself these very same questions, and having these very same ponderings...fear not, 'cause Tannya B. has the perfect remedy for kicking off the New Year in a new direction. Visit http://www.tannyabernadette.com/newyear2.html, and submit a photo and your story in 100 to 150 words or less for a chance to win the Big Beauty Prize! You can nominate yourself, your BFF, your mom, sister, co-worker or anyone that you think deserves this beauty break!! Hurry though...your chance to 'LOOK LIKE HEAVEN IN 2011" ends November 3Oth...so tell it big baby, and best of luck to you!

viviance: a firework of colors

                                                                                              viviance: a firework of colors

What Kind of Colour...It 's Just As Important As What Colour


I have been colouring hair professionally for 25 years. I believe that when it comes to hair colour it is not that different  than relationships.

You can be casual...like a free agent with no commitment, I'd call that just a glossing with no real permanance. You can be some waht committed, but still with a back door...which would be semi or demi permanent, or you can do the full Monty and go all the way wtih a 100% committment. Be careful though the this one is A LOT like marriage...way easier to get into than to get out of! 

Rarely do I colour hair permanently these days...at least not if I am making the colour darker. Colouring hair only happens two ways...either we are taking away colour molecules, (going lighter) or adding them, (going darker). That's it. In  almost all cases I only use VIVIANCE by  Schwarzkopf, and here is why :


  • personalized results with 40 intermixable shades and 6 creative mixtones
  • superior white blending up to 70%
  • high performance color pigments
  • ultimate light reflection
  • vibrant, lasting, tone-on-tone results
  • unsurpassed intensity and shine

It was Robert that convinced me that with Viviance gray coverage can be achieved without that heavy pigmented load that ends up looking like shoe polish...

(Yeah Attention ALL Brunettes BEWARE!).  At duque we suscribe to the method of coloring ones hair with one simple no-fail rule. Follow Mother Nature. You should be at your very lightest at the peak of summer and the darkest at the peak of winter, a step up in the spring and a step down in the fall. That said, when it is time to go lighter Vivance allows one to do so without damaging the fiber itself, because it fades on tone and there is no artifical pibment load to remove!

And the shine, oh baby, the shine!!!!!