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Why are regular haircuts important???

Split ends don’t stop at the bottom of the strand. Once the hair fiber splits it will continue to separate up the shaft in multiple sections. Each section can break leaving the ends frayed and fragile.

The best defense is regular treatments and trims. You should be scheduling a haircut every 6-8 weeks if you’re maintaining a style/length or every 8-12 weeks if your goal is to gain length. Add a moisturizing or protein treatment at least every other appointment.

Why your color is fading - pt 4

Swimming Pools!!! 🏊‍♀️🏊‍♀️🏊‍♀️

Oy, this one… it’s almost impossible to completely protect your hair from pool water. My best tips are these:

-Wet your hair with filtered or distilled water before jumping in the pool.

-Use a leave in conditioner as added protection (or a regular conditioner with a very light rinse).

-Using a swimmers shampoo will help the texture after swimming but will also fade your color.

-Your best best, pull your hair up and keep it above water. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 👆🏻

Thanks for following along with my tips on how to protect and prolong your color!

Why your color is fading - pt 3

UV Damage! 🌞🌞🌞

Hair needs to be protected from the sun. Sun damage ages hair like it does skin and even a little sun exposure can fade your new hair color. It’s an easy fix though!

-Use UV protection before prolonged sun exposure. Lots of products have UV protection added so read your labels.

-For extended fun in the sun please use a dedicated UV protection spray. It’s like sunscreen but for hair!

-Wear a hat! I know, duh… But it really helps. 🎩👒🧢

Why your color is fading - pt 2

Hard Water! 👎🏼👎🏼👎🏼

We’ve talked about this before. Minerals and heavy metals from the ground are pulled into the water and end up in your hair as you wash. Dirt, products, and sweat out/hair destroying minerals in.
Hair color will fade, look dull, and possibly change all together. What are your options? 😭

-Homeowners should install a water softener or reverse osmosis system on the house

-Renters or apartment dwellers can attach a filter cartridge or filtered shower head to the pipe that extends from the wall into the shower

-If a filter isn’t possible, grab some bottled DISTILLED water for hair washing (and for your face).

-Get a chelation treatment every 3-6 months to remove all the build up from your hair. 🛀
Why your color is fading - pt 1

Low-quality products! 🙀🙀🙀

I get it, you’ve just paid hundreds of dollars for color and now your stylist is advising you to spend more money on professional products. You do the math, you can find something cheaper on Amazon so you pass. But those products your salon sells are made to prolong your investment. They are not a gimmick, they’re an expertly designed tool! 🛠 🧪

-Pro products are formulated with higher concentrations of scientifically backed ingredients to keep your hair healthy and strong.

-Salons carry product lines designed to work synergistically with their color lines so you get the most life out of the color and prolong that glassy shine!

-Over moisturizing or over keratinizing (too much protein) is a common problem when using store bought products. Our hair requires different things at different times. And your stylist should be an expert at determining what you need and when.

Why would you spend hundreds of dollars on color only to ruin it with cheap hair care products so you can save 20 bucks??? 🤪

Don’t you just love the shine and brightness of freshly colored hair?😍

But why doesn’t it last??? 🤔

Fading between appointments is normal but if your color looks dull after a few washes there may be a few things working against you…

Follow along to learn my top 4 reasons your color is fading! 🙀

It’s a marathon not a sprint 🏃‍♀️

Healing from scalp issues, hair loss, or damage requires multiple visits and treatments. Avoiding chemicals, hormones, and other dangerous ingredients is a trade off for a quick but temporary fix. Most courses of treatment takes 3-6 months and involve weekly or bimonthly visits.

I’m in it for the long haul. I’m committed to helping you reclaim your confidence, and empower you with knowledge going forward.

Practice patience, trust the process, it’s all coming together. 💖 #

There is power in community ✨

Autoimmune disease takes so much energy to navigate everyday. Chronic pain, GI issues, skin rashes, and hair loss are just a small number of the ever-evolving grab bag of symptoms. It can be isolating and lonely. 💖

The best thing you can do for yourself is find people who understand, that you can share your truth and fears with. There are thousands of people experiencing autoimmune illnesses. There are tons online groups available for you to join. 👯

Sharing experiences with my clients who are struggling with autoimmune disease has been healing for me and I think for my clients as well. I know how difficult it is to get up and face it everyday. Please reach out for help. Find your community. You are not alone in this fight! 💪🏻
I’m often asked “How do you know hair is affected by autoimmune disease???”

Here are a few common markers that I look for

➡️ Fragility - the hair may be brittle or have evidence of breakage throughout the head

➡️ Texture - most of the clients I see with autoimmune disease report that the texture has changed dramatically. It usually feels rough when you run your fingers through it. It will lack shine and often look puffy on the ends.

➡️ Thinning - autoimmune hair loss is extremely common. It will be diffused rather than localized and can be extreme. Many clients have experienced the loss of 50-80% of their hair in less than 6 months.

It was through my own health journey that I developed a protocol to address autoimmune hair. Our goal is to slow the shed, encourage new growth, soften the texture and bring back shine.

It can take 6 - 12 months of regular treatments
but if you commit and trust the process you’ll leave with renewed confidence and a new head of hair.

Payment plans now available through Cherry, apply through link in bio.

Hair loss is an emotional issue 😢

There’s no easy way to talk about hair loss. There can be so much shame and embarrassment wrapped up in it. But it’s not your fault. You did nothing to deserve it. You’re still beautiful, desirable, and worthy of love. 💖

It’s important to be proactive, and the earlier the better. The longer empty follicles lack healthy blood flow, the less likely they are to produce new hair. 🪴

In your first appointment I will perform a scalp analysis to determine the cause and best course of treatment. Please don’t wait, let’s face it head on (😏) together.

Did you recently move to Austin and suddenly your hair is just not the same? 🤔

Central Texas has the hardest water in the US. Minerals and heavy metals build up in the hair until it’s unmanageable. Hair can develop a yellow, orange, red, or green tinge. It can feel extra brittle or even sticky. And trying to brush it when wet? Well….this picture says it all. 😬

Even if you have a water softener installed at home, you’ll need regular demineralizing treatments to remove the build up and keep your hair healthy and looking it’s best. I usually perform these treatments every 3-6 months depending on each clients water situation at home. 💖

The more you know…🌈

Do you ever feel stuck in a rut when it comes to your overall look? I know I do.

It seems like every 5 years or so I have to recalibrate my style. Aging is an interesting exercise in learning to adjust to a not always pleasant reality. But that doesn’t mean we lose the desire to be ourselves. Or to do fun things with our hair or makeup and play with fashion. 💖

Maybe the secret to aging gracefully is balancing what we like and what’s possible with our changing hair, skin, and bodies. 🤔

Or maybe the secret is “f**k it, I’ll do what I want”? 🤷🏻‍♀️


You know that popping sound you hear when you brush your hair? That’s the sound of hair being snapped off at these weak spots. Regular hair cuts, high quality products, and professional treatments are a must to avoid damage and breakage.

Salon suite in Downtown Austin specializing in fine/thin hair, holistic scalp therapy, hair loss, and low-toxin color Inside the Salon Lofts at the Bowie

10/03/2022

Why are regular haircuts important???

Split ends don’t stop at the bottom of the strand. Once the hair fiber splits it will continue to separate up the shaft in multiple sections. Each section can break leaving the ends frayed and fragile.

The best defense is regular treatments and trims. You should be scheduling a haircut every 6-8 weeks if you’re maintaining a style/length or every 8-12 weeks if your goal is to gain length. Add a moisturizing or protein treatment at least every other appointment.

09/30/2022

Why your color is fading - pt 4

Swimming Pools!!! 🏊‍♀️🏊‍♀️🏊‍♀️

Oy, this one… it’s almost impossible to completely protect your hair from pool water. My best tips are these:

-Wet your hair with filtered or distilled water before jumping in the pool.

-Use a leave in conditioner as added protection (or a regular conditioner with a very light rinse).

-Using a swimmers shampoo will help the texture after swimming but will also fade your color.

-Your best best, pull your hair up and keep it above water. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 👆🏻

Thanks for following along with my tips on how to protect and prolong your color!

09/28/2022

Why your color is fading - pt 3

UV Damage! 🌞🌞🌞

Hair needs to be protected from the sun. Sun damage ages hair like it does skin and even a little sun exposure can fade your new hair color. It’s an easy fix though!

-Use UV protection before prolonged sun exposure. Lots of products have UV protection added so read your labels.

-For extended fun in the sun please use a dedicated UV protection spray. It’s like sunscreen but for hair!

-Wear a hat! I know, duh… But it really helps. 🎩👒🧢

09/26/2022

Why your color is fading - pt 2

Hard Water! 👎🏼👎🏼👎🏼

We’ve talked about this before. Minerals and heavy metals from the ground are pulled into the water and end up in your hair as you wash. Dirt, products, and sweat out/hair destroying minerals in.
Hair color will fade, look dull, and possibly change all together. What are your options? 😭

-Homeowners should install a water softener or reverse osmosis system on the house

-Renters or apartment dwellers can attach a filter cartridge or filtered shower head to the pipe that extends from the wall into the shower

-If a filter isn’t possible, grab some bottled DISTILLED water for hair washing (and for your face).

-Get a chelation treatment every 3-6 months to remove all the build up from your hair. 🛀

09/23/2022

Why your color is fading - pt 1

Low-quality products! 🙀🙀🙀

I get it, you’ve just paid hundreds of dollars for color and now your stylist is advising you to spend more money on professional products. You do the math, you can find something cheaper on Amazon so you pass. But those products your salon sells are made to prolong your investment. They are not a gimmick, they’re an expertly designed tool! 🛠 🧪

-Pro products are formulated with higher concentrations of scientifically backed ingredients to keep your hair healthy and strong.

-Salons carry product lines designed to work synergistically with their color lines so you get the most life out of the color and prolong that glassy shine!

-Over moisturizing or over keratinizing (too much protein) is a common problem when using store bought products. Our hair requires different things at different times. And your stylist should be an expert at determining what you need and when.

Why would you spend hundreds of dollars on color only to ruin it with cheap hair care products so you can save 20 bucks??? 🤪

09/21/2022

Don’t you just love the shine and brightness of freshly colored hair?😍

But why doesn’t it last??? 🤔

Fading between appointments is normal but if your color looks dull after a few washes there may be a few things working against you…

Follow along to learn my top 4 reasons your color is fading! 🙀

09/19/2022

It’s a marathon not a sprint 🏃‍♀️

Healing from scalp issues, hair loss, or damage requires multiple visits and treatments. Avoiding chemicals, hormones, and other dangerous ingredients is a trade off for a quick but temporary fix. Most courses of treatment takes 3-6 months and involve weekly or bimonthly visits.

I’m in it for the long haul. I’m committed to helping you reclaim your confidence, and empower you with knowledge going forward.

Practice patience, trust the process, it’s all coming together. 💖 #

09/15/2022

There is power in community ✨

Autoimmune disease takes so much energy to navigate everyday. Chronic pain, GI issues, skin rashes, and hair loss are just a small number of the ever-evolving grab bag of symptoms. It can be isolating and lonely. 💖

The best thing you can do for yourself is find people who understand, that you can share your truth and fears with. There are thousands of people experiencing autoimmune illnesses. There are tons online groups available for you to join. 👯

Sharing experiences with my clients who are struggling with autoimmune disease has been healing for me and I think for my clients as well. I know how difficult it is to get up and face it everyday. Please reach out for help. Find your community. You are not alone in this fight! 💪🏻

09/13/2022

I’m often asked “How do you know hair is affected by autoimmune disease???”

Here are a few common markers that I look for

➡️ Fragility - the hair may be brittle or have evidence of breakage throughout the head

➡️ Texture - most of the clients I see with autoimmune disease report that the texture has changed dramatically. It usually feels rough when you run your fingers through it. It will lack shine and often look puffy on the ends.

➡️ Thinning - autoimmune hair loss is extremely common. It will be diffused rather than localized and can be extreme. Many clients have experienced the loss of 50-80% of their hair in less than 6 months.

It was through my own health journey that I developed a protocol to address autoimmune hair. Our goal is to slow the shed, encourage new growth, soften the texture and bring back shine.

It can take 6 - 12 months of regular treatments
but if you commit and trust the process you’ll leave with renewed confidence and a new head of hair.

Payment plans now available through Cherry, apply through link in bio.

09/08/2022

Hair loss is an emotional issue 😢

There’s no easy way to talk about hair loss. There can be so much shame and embarrassment wrapped up in it. But it’s not your fault. You did nothing to deserve it. You’re still beautiful, desirable, and worthy of love. 💖

It’s important to be proactive, and the earlier the better. The longer empty follicles lack healthy blood flow, the less likely they are to produce new hair. 🪴

In your first appointment I will perform a scalp analysis to determine the cause and best course of treatment. Please don’t wait, let’s face it head on (😏) together.

09/06/2022

Did you recently move to Austin and suddenly your hair is just not the same? 🤔

Central Texas has the hardest water in the US. Minerals and heavy metals build up in the hair until it’s unmanageable. Hair can develop a yellow, orange, red, or green tinge. It can feel extra brittle or even sticky. And trying to brush it when wet? Well….this picture says it all. 😬

Even if you have a water softener installed at home, you’ll need regular demineralizing treatments to remove the build up and keep your hair healthy and looking it’s best. I usually perform these treatments every 3-6 months depending on each clients water situation at home. 💖

The more you know…🌈

08/30/2022

Do you ever feel stuck in a rut when it comes to your overall look? I know I do.

It seems like every 5 years or so I have to recalibrate my style. Aging is an interesting exercise in learning to adjust to a not always pleasant reality. But that doesn’t mean we lose the desire to be ourselves. Or to do fun things with our hair or makeup and play with fashion. 💖

Maybe the secret to aging gracefully is balancing what we like and what’s possible with our changing hair, skin, and bodies. 🤔

Or maybe the secret is “f**k it, I’ll do what I want”? 🤷🏻‍♀️

08/22/2022

You know that popping sound you hear when you brush your hair? That’s the sound of hair being snapped off at these weak spots. Regular hair cuts, high quality products, and professional treatments are a must to avoid damage and breakage.

Meet Sarah Bandy - Voyage Austin 08/16/2022

Meet Sarah Bandy - Voyage Austin

I was so honored to be interviewed by Voyage Austin Magazine. Thank you for shining a spotlight on local small businesses like mine!

http://voyageaustin.com/interview/meet-sarah-bandy-of-central/

Meet Sarah Bandy - Voyage Austin Today we’d like to introduce you to Sarah Bandy. Hi Sarah, can you start by introducing yourself? We’d love to learn more about how you got to where you are today. Hi! Well, I’m a holistic hairstylist. I specialize in women’s hair loss, scalp conditions, and hair affected by autoimmune disor...

Sarah Bandy - Owner & Holistic Stylist

I’m an Austin native, human mom and dog mom, swing dancer, and nature lover. I began my career 16 years ago training under a master stylist in Portland, OR. I then spent three years working in film and television as a colorist before moving on to fashion shows and editorial work. I became a salon owner in 2013 and discovered my passion for helping my clients tap into the best version of themselves.

As a fine-haired lady myself I have honed my expertise in the care and styling of fine hair as well as thinning hair caused by age, hormonal changes, medical conditions, or genetics.

Due to my own chemical sensitivities, I strive to keep chemical content and artificial fragrances to a minimum. I offer ammonia and PPD free color, keratin treatments that are free of formaldehyde and carcinogens that require no wait time for washing or styling, and organic hair care and styling products fragranced with natural essential oils. It’s my goal to protect your health as much as mine while creating a luxurious experience and producing consistently outstanding results.

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COLOR: Ammonia, PPD, Resorcinol, & fragrance-free
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CLEANSE & STYLE: organic, botanical, and essential oil fragranced
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Address


311 Bowie St # 100
Austin, TX
78703

Opening Hours

Tuesday 11am - 6pm
Wednesday 11am - 6pm
Thursday 10am - 4pm
Friday 1pm - 7pm
Saturday 10am - 4pm

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