Hello readers! I’m really excited to tell you about a little “hidden gem” that I have discovered called Studio Kolore. Kara recently contacted me telling me about the studio and asked if I wanted to come in to check it out. But of course I did! Fairly new to the area Studio Kolore is still tweaking their website so be sure to call or drop in on them and ask any questions you may have.
As I said Studio Kolore is a “hidden gem” located in Etobicoke near The Queensway and Islington.
Kara greeted me and I could tell right away how passionate she was about the studio. Her specialty is extensions! She said when she was in high school she used to make wigs for her and her friends so they could have fun going out. Man I wish I knew her when I was in high school!!
Studio Kolore offers a number of different services. Salon services such as hair cuts and colour, manicures and pedicures, waxing services, massages, facials, make up application, laser services and eye lash extensions…phew! You could literally spend all day here!!!
And the studio itself is gorgeous. Kara took me on a tour of the relaxing and unpretentious space – espresso bar included!
She also took me through all the different types of hair extensions and processes. I was a bit overwhelmed, I didn’t know there were so many!!! From clips to a technique called Malaysian weaving there seems to be a technique for every need.
Kara was so patient with me explaining everything and answering all my questions since I came in knowing absolutely NOTHING about extensions. All the hair at Studio Kolore is real! The hair is processed according to which application it will be used for and it’s even straighten or curled as needed! Blondes unfortunately will have to pay more since so much goes into processing the hair to match their golden locks.
Kara asked if I wanted to try some out – I’ll admit I was hesitant. I don’t know anything about extensions but I have heard horror stories about how it ruins your hair or can damage your scalp. Kara assured me that as long as they are put in and taken out properly there is no damage done to the hair. I fully trusted Kara since she has gone through years of training and has actually been making wigs and applying extensions for over 10 years!
I wanted to go for something really funky so these are the extensions I got put in:
These are called seamless tape extensions – they were so easy to apply – in fact Kara applied them so quickly I didn’t even realize she was finished! They are fairly durable and for some people can last months. You can swim, shower, shampoo and style these extensions – which for me is great – the extensions are straight with a slight wave at the end so I simply curl them to blend in with my hair. They are made of 100% Remy Human Hair and are great for peak a boo highlights or fullness in the hair!
It’s only been a couple days so I’ll update you on how I’m liking the extensions in a few weeks. We’ll also see how long it takes me to get bored with pink highlights 😉