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Color Review: INOA Color Bar at Ron King Salon

Color Review: INOA Color Bar at Ron King Salon

Published: 08/27/2013 by Samantha Garcia

I walked into Ron King's salon with many misconceptions about hair color. Mainly, that it can be nothing but damaging. I usually associate it with harsh chemicals and fried hair. At 26, I have never colored my hair and I came to Ron for a makeover. In my late teens and early twenties, my dark brown locks had an unfair amount of shine. My hair grew full and fast. And even though I'm only in my mid twenties now, I see a difference in my already-aging hair, which has been increasingly looking extremely flat, drab and lackluster. 

I’d heard a few things about L’Oreal Professionel’s new line—INOA and INOA Supreme (specifically for women who are 70% or more grey). “It’s innovative, it’s wonderful, there’s something for every woman at any age…” But I wanted to know more, and experience it first-hand.

I walked into the salon, and the salon’s main attraction, the INOA Color Bar, was buzzing with ladies from 20- to 70-somethings, all with serious amounts of color in their hair. I smelled nothing but fresh flowers and green tea shampoo, as opposed to the hair color chemicals I was expecting. 

Ron KingRon greeted me and after telling him why I needed a fix he said, “But why do you want to change your color? You have gorgeous color.” Flattering, of course. This is Ron King. He is Austin’s best colorist. The man has touched the famous hair of Katy Perry, President Obama and my personal favorite, Rue McClanahan (Blanche, y’all!). And he liked MY color? 

Ron decided exactly what I needed, “just give her a little more chocolate.” I walked over to the INOA color bar—an actual bar complete with champagne. Again, there was no harsh smell—the INOA formula is ammonia-free, which, naturally, is great news. But, unlike pretty much every other ammonia-free product available, this one is actually permanent. Any other ammonia-free formula will only be semi or demi-permanent, which essentially guarantees fast fading. Nothing else will give the same results as INOA. Scientifically, it’s just not possible. So really, all you need to know about INOA is that it defies the laws of hair color.

On top of being the only hair color that does this, it's also the only hair color that has an oil-delivery system. So while your hair is being colored, a process that normally wreaks havoc on hair, with INOA, oil is actually being released, wrapping itself around each strand of hair fighting oxidization caused by water, making your hair gorgeous. I didn’t fully understand this aspect of the process until I saw my hair as it was ready to be washed. It glistened! Of my entire experience, this was the most exciting part—to see the magic as it was happening right on my very own head.

Loreal INOA

And the magic happened. After my wash (with INOA Color Care’s Argan Oil and Green Tea Shampoo and Conditioner) andperfect blowout, my hair was as shiny as when I was 18. Not to mention Ron hit the nail on the head with “a little more chocolate.” I assumed I was going to look drastically different, but this was subtle—warm and rich, but subtle. Days after my original coloring, my hair continues to be shiny and the color looks more rich and more multi-dimensional each day. With continued use of the INOA Color Care products, my hair looks better than it has in a very long time, maybe even ever.

During my visit, Ron said something that really struck a chord with me and really completed my experience. I came into his salon seeking a serious makeover, as he says, many women do. Particularly when a woman begins to age, they seek makeovers. A makeunder, however, is exactly what she needs. Ron gave me a makeunder. He decided to highlight what was beautiful about my color and made me utterly happy. And what better way to age gracefully than through utter happiness? 

 

To book an appointment at Ron King Salon, you can call the salon at (512) 615-1500 or visit the website at www.ronkingbeauty.com.

Ron King Salon

Ron King Salon

INOA Color Bar

INOA Color Bar

INOA Color Bar