Why Sassy Uses DreamCatchers Hair Extensions

DreamCatchers_328377746To give you some insight into the hair extension industry, it is worth knowing that most hair extensions originate from India, which is not only inexpensive hair, but unfortunately all the hair is black. So, in order to produce lighter colors, the hair has to be repeatedly bleached. However, it doesn’t matter how gentle this bleaching process is, it still strips the hair, thus damaging the integrity of the extension and that is why you only can get a one-time use out of the extension.

The suppliers refer to the tipping as Keratin or Protein bonds, but the truth is, it is just a polite way of saying glue. So you glue in the hair and 3-4 months later you are standing for hours (a typical head will take between 4-7 hours) removing the old extensions (using an acetone based solvent- which can cause irritation to the client’s scalp, etc.) to throw them away and re-glue in a whole new set, which you then have to cut and style again.

Here at DreamCatchers we take pride in our hair, as should you. With DreamCatchers we’re all about the quality. That is why we only use 100% european remy hair. Doing this ensures lasting quality hair, that you could only dream about.

In our experience the quality of the hair is the most important factor in the hair extension business. With DreamCatchers our hair is a unique blend of “REMI” European hair, so the color you see it is the same color we acquire it.

Our hair quality is truly amazing and you wouldn’t want to throw this hair away, so we have come up with a tipping system (exclusive to DreamCatchers) that is made of a polyurethane or a rubberized material which allows you to re-use the same extensions month after month (in some cases 2 years or more), so your clients get the extended enjoyment of amazing looking hair.

Unlike the glue in systems which are usually dipped in silicone, which creates the illusion of silky shiny hair and after a few washes the silicone is washed out and the performance of the hair drops off dramatically- with DreamCatchers the hair is of such a premium quality that they perform without losing their luster.

Call Sassy for your Consultation Appointment today and start enjoying the hair you always wanted! 941-349-6525

Trial Bridal Hair & Make Up

Bridal Trial Hair Services

The last time you had your hair and makeup done for a special event was probably your prom, and that is not how you want to look like on your Wedding Day. I always recommend our brides to look at Pinterest or Google Bridal Hair Styles. However, you still don’t know if the styles you choose will work with the length and texture of your hair. Put the fear out of your mind. Schedule a trial hair and makeup appointment before your wedding day. Your Bridal Expert will consult with you and the two of you will determine what the best style for your face shape, the texture of your hair, the style of your dress and where your wedding will be held. They will take notes and pictures and will put them in your file for the day of your wedding.


We invite you to use our 15% Coupon for your Trial Bridal Hair Service.
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Trial Makeup Service

A day does not go by when I talk to a bride regarding makeup services that they are scared they are going to look “UN-NATURAL”. We offer 2 types of makeup services, Airbrush and Traditional Application. To put your mind at ease, have a trial makeup service. I know you will be happy with either service you choose.

The Evils of Box Hair Color

Box Color VS Professional Salon Hair Color

How many of you walk into your local Drug Store and look at the beautiful celebrities on the box of Box Color and say “That’s how I want my hair to look like!” Pay the $8.00-$12.00 for the color you want and go home put it on and it turns out to be a disaster. Trust me, these celebrities or models are not using box color. They are going to a salon and having a professional formulate and apply their color.

Professional Stylists create a formula for each client. What might work for you, will not achieve the same results for someone else. Stylists must consider several factors in order to give you the desired result.

Skin Tone – Texture –Density –Porosity –Color –Length – Most Important, Underlying Pigment

Continuous use of Box Color will eventually turn your hair to straw. Most people who use Box Color apply it from the root to the ends resulting in two different colors with the ends being too dark or too blonde. Styling becomes more difficult and frizzing becomes out of control. This incorrect application will eventually also cause hair to break. Professional Colorists use a brush to apply color. They apply it from the regrowth to the demarcation line.


Like everything else, “You Get What You Pay For”. Using Box Color that cost $8-$12 and result in damaged hair will end up costing you $200-$300 for corrective color. Not to mention taking 3-4 hours out of your day.

Think twice before grabbing that box with Eva Longoria’s picture on it. Instead, Google her picture and bring it to a professional salon and tell your stylist this is how I want my hair to look. It will save you money, time and your hair will be healthy, shiny and beautiful.

Wedding Day Services

Congratulations You’re Engaged! Now what? It’s time to plan the wedding of your dreams. Whether you decide to get married in your hometown church or decide to travel to a beautiful tropical destination, don’t forget to plan ahead of time for your hair, make- up, manicure and pedicure appointments.

Pinterest is a great tool to look at different wedding hair styles. You can also find us on Wedding Wire and see our Gallery of Brides and Bridesmaids. Keep in mind the style you choose should be determined by the style of your dress, where your wedding will be held and the length and texture of your hair. If you are getting married on a tropical beach, such as Siesta Key, and the temperature is hot and humid, you will probably be more comfortable with an up do. A sweeping side pony with curls work beautifully if your hair holds a curl in humidity. Veils are beautiful, but once your ceremony is over and you remove your veil, add a little bling to your hair with hair accessories that will compliment your dress and hair style.
Make Up is a must! I can’t tell you how many times a day I hear “I want to look natural”, “ I never wear make-up.” Make up enhances your beauty. By not wearing make-up on your special day will make you look washed out for your pictures.

I always recommend Airbrush Make Up to all our Brides. Airbrush gives you a flawless look, it won’t melt or streak and it will last up to 13 hours.
For those girls who choose Traditional Make Up Application, we use Serenity & Scott. A mineral based make up that is Paraben , Gluten and Cruelty Free. This line gives you beautiful coverage without caking.

Don’t forget the finger and toes! It’s always best to schedule your manicure and pedicure the day before your wedding. We have found too many services on your Wedding Day becomes too overwhelming. Today we have so many different options besides Pink & Whites. Our nail techs can add nail art to your fingers and toes that will look like lace or glitter for the girls who love bling!

Keratin Express OR Keratherapy Pure Renewal Plus

Keratin Express

Less Time, Less Money, Less Hassle!Keratin Express is the fastest growing service in professional salons. The service is simple and more versatile than most treatments on the market! The results are phenomenal. Keratin Express, when done the same day as color, will lock in color, increase strength, condenses and detangle the hair. Keratin Complex contains Cyprosil Complex which reduces processing, drying time up to 75%. Keratin Express formulas are OSHA compliant and any vapor generated during treatment is not detectable or below OSHA action levels and exposure limits. Keratin Express is for anyone who wants to eliminate frizz, reduce volume, heal or repair, improve color retention, or speed up blow dry time. Keratin Express is for anyone who wants better conditioned, healthier, shinier hair. Our Typical Keratin Express Clients:
•  Curly, frizzy and unruly hair
•  Straight hair with frizz porosity problems
•  Wavy hair that is dull or lifeless
•  Thick course hair that takes forever to dry
•  All color clients seeking better shine, vibrancy and durability.

Keratin Express takes approximately 1 hour to complete. It is vital that the hair stays dry and straight for 24 hours. Recommended care is Sassy Keratin Smoothing Shampoo and Conditioner. Avoid salt water as salt will break down the Keratin. Also chlorine will break down the treatment. Always shampoo immediately after pool or gulf water. The Keratin Treatment lasts approximately 6 weeks…longer in the cooler months. Enjoy!

10% Off – Keratin Smoothing Shampoo & Conditioner purchased at time of service.
10% Off – Next Keratin Treatment

Expires 8/15/16

Keratherapy Formaldehyde-Free Pure Renewal Plus

Formaldehyde has been the main ingredient in keratin smoothing treatments for years, but now there’s a wholly holistic approach to keratin smoothing—Keratherapy’s 100 percent Formaldehyde-free Pure Renewal Plus! With zero Formaldehyde, this groundbreaking formula removes up to 90 percent of curl or wave, eliminates frizz, adds shine and drastically improves the manageability of tough tresses without those familiar offensive odors!

Full of essential nutrients and proteins, the reparative Pure Renewal Plus packs a stronger punch compared to its Pure Renewal predecessor by offering maximum curl and volume reduction without causing permanent structural change to the hair for up to 12 weeks. This treatment works with color-treated tresses, is safe for all hair types whether normal, coarse or resistant, and—being Formaldehyde-free—has an incredibly fast and easy application time with zero down time! Get your client in and out of chair within 90 minutes flat.



Baliage: From the French word meaning to paint.  Baliage is a verb, not a noun.  It’s a technique used to paint highlights into the hair, thinner and finer at the root,  getting stronger and bolder toward the ends.  Baliage makes growing out highlights gentler, no lines, no roots.  A great look!

Dry Spell

Whether it’s in the salon or at home it’s important that clients adjust their hair care for each season.
As we approach the middle of winter, you may notice your hair is mimicking the weather.  Dry, parched, dull and lifeless.  Moisture intense treatments are the perfect way to greet winter.  A ten minute treatment of Moroccan Oil Treatment or Moroccan Oil Glimmer Shine Spray, instantly restores curls and life to lack luster hair.  Another great treatment that provides immediate results is Moroccan Oil Intense Hydrating Mask, coupled with Moroccan Oil Treatment and left on your overnight.  After using, your hair is transformed into the soft pliable locks you only use to dream about.  This treatment can be done at home weakly.  Moroccan Oil Mask Treatment 15% off the month of February.

What Hair Style Should I Choose for My Wedding Day?

Not sure if you should wear your hair up, down, curly or straight?  We offer you guidelines to help you.

What’s the level of formality?
A laid-back occasion taking place outdoors or before a small gathering of guests calls for a relaxed style.  Try loose waves or a low bun with tendrils hanging down.  A formal sit-down dinner requires a more polished look like an up-do or a sleek straight style.
How Big is Your Dress?
The style, size and scale of your dress are defining factors for your hair.  A loose fishtail braid complements a casual gown, while a shiny half up / half down paired with an elaborate tiara is right for a lavish ball gown.

What’s the Weather?
Consider the environmental factors on your big day.  Certain conditions like heat and humidity may cause frizz, so skip the sleek blow-out.  A cold windy day may require more hold and extra pins to make it a tight up-do, or half up/half down do.

Hair Tips: 12/17/12

Fix It
Not any one product line can solve all clients’ hair challenges. One size fits all in hair care lines just doesn’t work.  Hair is made up of 80% Keratin and 20% moisture.  Know what is missing and finaly the correct product enforces the good work your stylist is doing.
Color Conserving
Color used in hair color process strips the hair of moisture and weakens the follicle.  We recommend sulfate and alcohol free products with heat and UV protection to preserve color and restore hair’s condition.  All of our hair care  lines at Sassy are heat resistant, sulfate free and my of our styling products are alcohol free.
Body Builders
Fine hair retains a lot of moisture causing it to look flat and feel limp.  These type of clients can skip daily conditioning.  Instead a weekly protein treatment will help build strength into weak ends.

Pony Tales

The ponytail is back, and it’s better than ever! It is becoming a go-to style for the fashion elite! On runways for the Spring/Summer 2013 Fashion Week, hairdressers got creative and updated the basic pony in many ways. High, low, textures, neat, shiny and mate…there is a pony for everyone!

10 Myths about Hair

1. You must shampoo daily.

False- Less frequent shampooing is better!  This preserves chemical services and natural oils keep your scalp less irritated. You can use a dry shampoo in between to eliminate oils and odor. We love Label M Dry Shampoo. Just spray into root area..hair is clean and fuller!

2. You must change shampoos often.

False- Your hair will respond well to the correct shampoo forever! We have our own Sassy line , Moroccan Oil line and Label M shampoos. Our stylist will advise the proper product for your hair type.

3. All shampoos are the same-” I don’t need a professional product!”

False- Professional shampoos contain little or no sulfates and waxes They will keep colors fresh and keratin treatments frizz free and long lasting. Hair will be shiny and manageable.

4. Conditioner makes your hair flat.

False- Overuse of the WRONG product makes hair flat. Never apply conditioner to top of head,use on ends of hair only!

5. You must rinse with cold water.

False- Hair doesn’t contain live cells..water temp doesn’t matter.

6. You must go “light” as you age.

True and False- Lighter is usually more flattering. Not always blond. Sometimes too light is just as bad as too dark!

7. Men prefer long hair!

True- Generally studies have shown that men prefer shoulder length flowing hair over short cropped hair.

8. Stress can make you lose hair.

True- Studies have proven this, and we see it quite often in the salon. ( this is not hereditary baldness)

9. Towel dry hair before blow drying.

True-Towel dry and remove most of the water before drying. If you don’t..you will be boiling the water and causing heat damage to your hair.

10. If you are growing your hair, you don’t need a haircut.

False- If your ends split, it will not appear longer. Have slight trims to prevent dead ends and grow long healthy hair. 

Tips for Autumn

The word for color is DRAMA. Hair color is very dramatic with very rich jewel tones or cool colors. Very dark, smokey hair is weaved and foiled with strands of ruby, wine, or vivd blue! These strands can be pre-bleached or we can our extensions to get the same effect. This is a fun way to change for the fall season and can be easily changed for spring.
Bold blondes are also ranking high for color requests. Think Clare Danes and Heidi Klum!
Clothing is also loaded with color. Bright to electric and high contrast. Fashion designers are featuring combinations of very vivid blue coupled with black.
The beginning of Fall means the end of Summer. This also means the worst hair of the year! Heat mineral deposits, and chlorine thrash your tresses!
We can recommend the proper products to get your hair back in shape. Our Moroccan oil mask is a wonderful deep conditioning treatment. We also have treatments to remove chlorine from hair. Our Label M deep cleansing shampoo also removes residue from hair.

Beach Wedding Hair

Choosing the right wedding hairstyle for your beach wedding is very important. It can be time consuming and very frustrating.
Beach wedding hairstyles should be relaxed, cool, sexy and modern!
There are plenty of styles to choose from regardless of your hair length. A bride-to-be can opt for an elegant look, a wavy beach style or even braids and buns. Keep in mind that beaches get windy, so be mindful to choose a hairstyle that doesn’t require touching up!
A consultation with our experienced stylist is crucial to finding the right hairstyle to accompany your head piece ( tiara, veil etc.).  This makes it easier to compliment your gown and of course your face shape.
Every bride wants to look her best and we will make sure your vision will be achieved!

Keratin Hair Treatments

Keratin Hair Treatments are the newest trends in defrizzing and smoothing hair.

Any hair type can have a keratin treatment if your are looking for your hair to be smoother, silkier, straighter, shinier, easier and faster to blow dry! Your hair can be close to maintenance free!

There has been lots of buzz about the safety of these treatments. Recently, chemists have effectively cut down the odor and the keratin products we use have under the OSHA regulation of formaldehyde. (without a small amount of formaldehyde no smoothing is achieved).

Keratin works best of those of us with coarse, frizzy and unmanageable hair. Our blow dry time is cut in half and we use little or no flat ironing. We consider these treatments a “miracle”!
At Sassy we have 2 choices of Keratin treatments. Keratin Express is our “semi-permanent” treatment. This takes about an hour for the service and lasts about 6 six weeks. The hair can be shampooed after 24 hours. Pricing starts at $75.00.
Keratin wears off the hair gradually and can be done again safely after 4-6 weeks. Keratin Express offers the same great results as our more “permanent” Coppola Keratin treatment at a fraction of the cost.

Our Coppola Keratin Treatment is a treatment that lasts 3-4 months! This treatment takes about 2-3 hours for the salon service. You cannot shampoo for 72 hours. Pricing starts $250.00.

Either of our Keratin Treatments can be done on color-treated or chemically treated hair. Both of these treatments require sulfate-free shampoos. We will recommend the correct products for longevity of your smoothing treatment.

For those of us who have these Keratin treatments , we tend to think of them a “life-changing”, especially living in Florida!