March 14, 2016

New at Summit!


We have some very exciting new and exciting things around here! We always strive to offer the services that our guests and students are clamoring for! Read all about three new services that we think you are going to love!


Balayage!! Um, wait… what exactly IS Balayage anyway?

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New Balayage

Student Logan doing his Balayage Model

Balayage is a French world that translates literally to “sweep”. It is a free form creative lightening or hair painting.  This is not a new technique, its been around for years but has seen a surge in popularity in the past few years. Balayage was created to mimic the natural sun kissed look that we all love in the Summer! How does it differ from a highlight? The stylist has more control and is able to create a look that suits your hair and style.  Our favorite thing is that there is no hard line as your hair grows out. What that means for you is that you can go A LOT longer in-between appointments! Instead of the 4-8 weeks that is recommended for a highlight, you can go up to 4 months in between balayage appointments! Balayage starts at $50!


One of the most common requests we get is for BRIGHT COLORS! This is where Pravana comes in. With this color line, we can give you those new, bright vivid colors that you crave! Just a few things to keep in mind with Pravana: it is a high maintenance hair color-think of it more as a hair stain. It can be difficult (or impossible) to remove from the hair depending on the condition of your hair and the color used. It can also (and frequently does) fade with every shampoo, and the fading is even more pronounced if you aren’t using a good professional shampoo and conditioner. It may be a little bit temperamental, but the color pay off is really something to see! With this color, we can create the pastel, bright, or neon hair color of your dreams! If you are feeling adventuresome, give Pravana a try! Call 253-617-7000 to schedule a consultation to see if Pravana is right for you!

Color by Student Ondriea P!

Color by Student Ondriea P!




Just look at all the color options available!







Last but not least in the list of new services at Summit is Olaplex! Olaplex is an additive that eliminates the bad reaction oxygen has with broken sulfite bonds in chemically treated hair that leads to breakage. Olaplex is going to make your hair stronger, healthier, and your color will last longer. Will the bonds that were created eventually break and cause your hair to then break? Nope! Even if you completely stop using Olaplex, the disulfide link that Olaplex offered is permanent. The condition of the hair there after, depends on how you treat your hair. Olaplex starts at $15.

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Call our front desk at 253-617-7000 to schedule one of these appointments today!



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Academy Tacoma
3702 South Fife Street
Suite B102
Tacoma, WA 98409