Color 2020: Hot Hair Color Trends for Winter

The weather is getting colder, and that means winter is right around the corner! It’s time to update your look for the colder seasons, and what better way than with a gorgeous new hair color? We’re seeing a ton of rich, vibrant hair colors both on the runways and in-demand for our clients here at Hair Solutions Salon & Spa. Here are a few of the most popular colors to inspire your new cold season look!

Raven black. A deep, rich black is a perfect color for the cold seasons. The trick is adding shimmer and shine, so your hair needs to be in its best condition to pull it off. You can also add barely-there highlights that are just a shade or two lighter to add extraordinary dimension.

Caramel. For medium brunettes, some gorgeous caramel highlights are the perfect way to warm up your color for fall and winter, especially if you went with a solid color last season.

Hot chocolate. It even sounds delicious – and the color is rich and sophisticated. Hot chocolate is a spin on raven black hair that’s lightened up with highlights of medium brown.

Creamy blonde. Many blondes traditionally go darker in the fall and winter, but why not break the norms? After all, there’s nothing traditional about 2020. Going with a creamy blonde, or even adding tons of creamy blonde highlights, will brighten up your look for the upcoming holiday season.

Mushroom blonde. This is the perfect shade for fall that will also take you through the winter. Adding lots of ash tones will give you a stunning mushroom blonde that will really get you noticed.

Toasted Coconut. Here’s another color choice that sounds as good as it looks. If you’re undecided between a brunette and a blonde choice, this option gives you the best of both worlds. Trick is in the blending – this variation on the ombre style puts a rich, deep color at the roots that blends perfectly into a very light blonde just a few inches down. It’s a color that will get you a lot of attention!

Red velvet. Oh, how we love those red shades! This one is simply gorgeous and can be yours with help from the expert colorists at Hair Solutions Salon & Spa. It’s a single-process copper that, when done by our experts, gives you a rich, natural looking redhead color.

Fire red. Bright and bold, fire red is the perfect shade to warm up those colder days ahead. With a mix of copper and orange tones, fire red will grab anyone’s attention.

Lavender. If you like a bold and beautiful feminine color, lavender is a must-try for the cold seasons. It’s not a single color but is a blend of blue, purple, and pink tones that make an outstanding hair color to complement cold weather outfits.

What’s the first step toward getting gorgeous hair color? It’s choosing the right colorist. At Hair Solutions Salon & Spa, our salon team includes Redken® Specialists and Hair Color Certified Colorists. This professional certification program ensures the colorists’ expertise in technical skills, knowledge of the best products for each person’s hair, and specialized techniques that result in superior coloring outcomes. This makes our certified Redken® Hair Colorists among the top colorists in the country. We use only the best high-quality professional color products from Redken® and Pureology® to ensure your hair is soft and healthy and your color is vibrant, rich and long lasting.

The second step for getting amazing color all season long is home care. Taking good care of your hair between salon visits helps keep your color vibrant, shiny, and healthy looking longer, with longer lasting results. Once you get the color you love at Hair Solutions, our professional colorists will create a personalized haircare prescription that is perfect for your hair type and texture as well as a styling regimen personalized for the many ways you style your hair.

Inspired to finally try that new fall and winter hair color you’ve been wanting? Make an appointment today at Hair Solutions Salon & Spa and our professional Redken® certified colorists will help give you the rich, luscious color you’ve always wanted. To schedule your appointment, you can find us at 15440 West Beloit Road, Suite 700 in New Berlin, WI or call us at (262) 780-2900.

Feel like winning a 50-inch flat screen TV? Enter our raffle three ways – buy a $100 gift card or schedule and keep an appointment in January or February 2021. Our fun contest ends February 28, 2021, so get your raffle tickets today! Drawing on March 9, 2021.

Get Healthy Skin Despite the Mask at Hair Solutions Salon & Spa

We may not think much of it since it’s a small amount of our skin we’re hiding under our face masks each day, but in reality, keeping it covered for extended periods, exposing our sensitive skin to repetitive friction, and retaining the moist air that is caused by us exhaling against our mask all day can cause an array of skin problems.

Although you may only get irritated, dry skin from wearing your mask, there are other conditions that can result from prolonged use of face masks. Just some of these skin problems include:
• Dry Skin – This is caused by masks absorbing the natural moisture on your face and drying out your skin.
• Acne – If you’re already prone to acne, it may flare up while wearing masks,
since acne-causing bacteria gets trapped under the mask in a warm, moist environment where it can cause whiteheads, blackheads, and inflammatory
• Dermatitis – This is a rash from the contact of our mask against your skin, which causes an allergic reaction. Besides an itchy rash, you will experience scaly skin, bumps, and swelling or burning.
• Rosacea – This skin condition can be caused by heat and sweating and is
found mostly on the cheeks and chin. Since mask-wearing raises the
temperature of your skin under your mask, you may develop rosacea-prone skin.
• Sensitive Spots – Repeated rubbing, or friction, of the mask on your nose and
behind your ears can cause sensitivity and tenderness over time.
At Hair Solutions Salon & Spa, we offer dermaplaning as a safe, effective exfoliating treatment for your skin. Our licensed esthetician will painlessly remove the top layer of your epidermis and provide you with fresh skin after just 45-60 minutes!
Dermaplaning benefits your skin in many different ways:
Skin care products work better. Your lotions and serums that you use in your daily routine skin care regimen will be better able to penetrate and absorbed into the skin. If the top layer of your skin is clogged with dead skin cells, these products won’t penetrate as effectively to give you the results you deserve.
Smoother skin for healthier skin. It’s natural for your skin to have peach fuzz along with the dead skin cells. These two things combine to trap dirt and oil, causing clogged pores and acne breakout. Trying to remove this build-up with a gentle cleaner just isn’t enough and with dermaplaning, it will mean fewer breakouts and healthier skin. Even out the skin surface. Fine lines, wrinkles, mild acne scars – they all are formed by gaps in the skin as we age and our collagen production slows. The exfoliating action of dermaplaning encourages cell renewal and boosts collagen replacement by getting rid of the dead skin. By rejuvenating your skin, it will be smoother, younger-looking, and
any dry skin or breakouts that result in constant mask-wearing can be easily rectified with the absorption of the right skin care products.
Eliminate the peach fuzz. Whether your peach fuzz is prominent or not, it can affect the way your makeup looks because it disrupts the fine surface of your skin. Although we encourage little to no makeup under your mask, there are times when you cannot go without makeup and with dermaplaning, your foundation will be smooth and even. Because your natural rejuvenation cycle for your skin is every 30 days, we recommend a dermaplaning treatment every month. At Hair Solutions Salon & Spa, our estheticians
will consult with you about your personal skincare needs. Although dermaplaning works on most skin types, if you have an active acne breakout or if your skin is excessively oily, we can help you determine whether dermaplaning or some other facial treatment would work for you.
We also recommend following up your dermaplaning treatment with one of our professional facials. We can refresh your skin so that’s primed and ready for your skincare routine at home.
We specialize in Dermalogica® skin care products and our estheticians will help you develop a personalized home skincare regimen. High-quality skin care is so important, especially with constant mask-wearing, so we make sure you are educated about the right products to use – from your cleanser to your moisturizer, all the way down to the Dermalogica® Lip Renewal Complex and other lip treatments by Dermalogica® to help
with dry, cracked lips that you may get from mask-wearing.

Here are some ways that you can continue to ease skin irritation and care for your skin at home after your dermaplaning treatment and Dermalogica® facial:
1. Use a gentle, fragrance-free cleanser to keep skin clean, remove excess oils,
and other bacteria.
2. Protect your skin with daily use of a facial moisturizer.
3. Avoid makeup in areas covered by your mask, since cosmetics can irritate and flare up skin under pressure from your mask.

We know it may have been a while since your hair and skin treatments, so we have a great selection of promotional offers to help with your salon visits, as well as specials on our products, styling tools, and even an offer on gifts cards!

Take care of your skin with dermaplaning and Dermalogica® facials from our expert estheticians at Hair Solutions Salon & Spa. Make your appointment today and we’ll help you protect your skin from the trials of mask-wearing. To schedule your appointment, visit us at 15440 West Beloit Road, Suite 700 in New Berlin, WI or call us at (262)780-2900

Makeup, Lash, and Brow Services for a Bright, Healthy Glos

It’s the new decade, and looking your best is a top priority. Whether you have a special occasion coming up this year or you just want to look your best for everyday professional and casual occasions, you’ll feel confident with the results you get from our professional makeup applications and lash and brow treatments at the Hair Solutions Salon & Spa.


Looking great is about much more than applying makeup. It’s about using the right professional products that treat your skin well and professional techniques that help emphasize all your best features while helping those tiny flaws disappear. At the Hair Solutions Salon & Spa, our makeup artists use exclusive Glo Skin Beauty® mineral makeup products. Glo Skin Beauty® is dedicated to delivering the highest quality, award-winning makeup formulations that apply flawlessly and last all day and into the night. Unique, personalized skincare ensures that you get the right products for your skin’s needs. Your makeup is an extension of your skincare routine, and Glo Skin Beauty® products are formulated to nurture your skin for the best results. They are formulated with broad-spectrum preservatives for longlasting purity and are free of parabens and talc. Glo Skin Beauty® products are never tested on animals, and the entire line is PETA approved.

  • Bridal Makeup. One of the most important days of your life is your wedding, and you’ll be looking at the photos forever. Although it’s a fun and exciting time, your wedding day can also be stressful as you manage all the last-minute details. Your makeup should be flawless, but who can apply flawless makeup while running around worrying whether the caterer will arrive on time? Getting a professional makeup application on your special day is a must – you’ll have peace of mind knowing that it’s perfect, with one less detail to remember!
  • Everyday makeup.  A specialized, individual makeup application shouldn’t wait for a unique, once-in-a-lifetime event like your wedding. You can feel fabulous and camera-ready every day with professional makeup applications. Our professional makeup artists will analyze your skin tone, facial features, and individual style to give you that the flawless, confident look.
  • Lessons.  Want to duplicate the effects of a professional makeup application at home? It’s easy when our professional makeup artists show you how. Once our makeup artists have analyzed your features and given you the best look for you, they can also show you the tips and tricks that make it easy to get ready every morning with flawless makeup that lasts.
  • Airbrush makeup.  In some cases, airbrush makeup is the best choice for a professional, flawless finish. Airbrush makeup, like the name implies, uses a special, patented application technique to spray a fine mist of makeup. It allows the makeup artist to apply a custom-blended foundation that looks natural and covers any minor imperfections, especially for occasions that use digital photography.


Nothing brightens your eyes quite like thick, long, curled lashes. While it can be a challenge to get this look every morning, some special techniques make it easy. Our Hair Solutions Salon & Spa estheticians recommend GrandeLASH™ MD for four to six weeks before your lash lift service. This helps enhance your natural lashes by thickening and lengthening them. GrandeLASH™ MD is an award-winning serum designed with a special blend of vitamins, amino acids, and peptides. You’ll see thicker-looking and longer lashes that improve over time, with the best results after three months. The serum is especially helpful for thinning, short, or brittle lashes. GrandeLASH™ MD is suitable for people with contacts and lash extensions and is ophthalmologist tested.

  • Lash lifts.  Lash lifts are like a perm for your lashes – they give you that lifted, curled look that normally takes time out of your day fussing with an eyelash curler. If your lashes are naturally straight and seem to disappear on your lash line, lash lifts may be perfect for you. The process takes about an hour, and the results – brighter eyes and more defined lashes – last about six to eight weeks.
  • Lash Tinting.  If mascara is a must for you, lash tinting can be a game-changer. Lash tinting applies semi-permanent dye to your natural lashes so that they appear longer and thicker all day and night without any mascara. Tinting is waterproof, so you can swim or shower without worrying about mascara runs. Lash tinting can take less than 30 minutes and the results last up to eight weeks.


In the past, women would pluck their brows until there was almost nothing left of them. Today, the natural, well-defined look is the trend. At Hair Solutions Salon & Spa, we use the specially formulated Grande Brow enhancing serum made with antioxidants, vitamins, and amino acids that helps your brows look fuller, healthy, and bold in just six to eight weeks. This dermatologist-tested serum is especially helpful for people with over-plucked, thinning, tailless or sparse brows, giving you fuller, natural results.

Brow tinting.  Like lash tinting, brow tinting helps lighter hairs stand out for that well-defined look you normally only get with makeup. Brow tinting usually takes less than a half-hour and the results – gorgeous, full-looking brows – last four to six weeks.

  • Waxing and shaping.  Getting brows in the perfect shape can take some effort. Professional waxing and shaping gives you precise results for the perfectly shaped brows you’ve always wanted. And at Hair Solutions Salon & Spa, you can even get the ultimate treatment of shaping and/or tinting that lasts with our Signature Brow Experience.

Get the best look for you, whether it’s for a special occasion or every day, at Hair Solutions Salon & Spa. Our professional makeup artists can help you find the perfect look for your style and personality! To make an appointment, you can find us at 15440 West Beloit Road, Suite 700 in New Berlin, WI or call us at (262) 780-2900.

Ring In The New Cheer

2019 has been the MOST exciting year for our Salon & Spa in my 26 years as a Salon owner! Our grand renovation inside the same 3,000 sq ft space is stunning and a 1-of-a-kind designed by NYC very own Peter & Tess Millard. Peter designs the most beautiful salon/spas globally for L`Oreal brands. In January we stepped on the most beautiful “stage” and became The Redken Showcase Salon in the upper Midwest. We are very proud to share our new space with our guests and serve our community with the greatest intent. We thank all of our guests for tolerating the dust and construction as we worked thru this every day.

Our staff is highly trained and I am very grateful to our Guests for supporting us in so many ways. Thank you for the new referral guests you sent to us. We’re excited to launch 2020 with a contest to give away FREE Services for a year to 2 lucky winners! Both a loyal Guest and a friend that they refer will each win this awesome prize! Watch our social media and website for details!

Our staff was again able to raise the quality of service to our Guests because of their belief in our staff’s home care prescriptions to maintain their hair, skin and nails between services. We are grateful for their retail purchases that created 13 educational in-salon training classes supported by Redken, Pureology & Dermalogica brands we so strongly believe in. Your purchases reinvest in your beauty…

We celebrate a year of growth in our 17 years in New Berlin. We had opportunity to grow new stylists’ and provide them with an outstanding career path. We specialize in beautiful hair color provided by over a dozen expert Redken Nationally Certified Hair Colorists. Our entire Team is extremely talented and passionate to provide the best salon & spa experience in our Community.

In June we brought on new Salon/Spa software that allows us to better service our guests as we become mobile. The new year will bring online booking capabilities as we continue to be salon leaders in our community.

Celebrating 11 years of community service to supporting Breast Cancer education, prevention and survivorship programs to people in our community we proudly raised $15,000, making our grand total between all that have joined Pink Possible movement in southeastern Wisconsin since we founded the program in 2008 to over $600,000! Our hearts are touched by your generosity year after year. Thank you.

As the year winds down we’ve added new services to our Spa that include Lash Lift, Lash tint, and an upgraded Dermalogica Spa Pedicure and Dermalogica Spa Manicure just posted to our website!

2020 will bring more exciting new services for our Guests with 14 in-salon educational classes so we can continue to provide a higher level of beauty to you, unmatched by our competition.

Thank you for your loyalty and dedication to Hair Solutions Salon & Spa over the years, we are more grateful than you know for your business. We will continue to make a difference through dedication to the highest standards and a giving and grateful spirit.

Wishing you and you’re a wonderful new year filled with good health, good times and good fortune and much love.

Most sincerely,
Dawn Panfil, owner and the entire staff of Hair Solutions Salon & Spa

Regular Facials: Moisturize & Reduce Signs of Aging


A great skincare routine means building a daily ritual of cleansing, toning, and moisturizing, once at night and once in the morning. Is that enough to give you healthy skin? Most skincare experts agree that while a daily routine is a great habit, it’s essential to add a professional facial treatment at least once a month to exfoliate old cells and renew new cells to achieve the healthiest skin possible.

That’s because your professional esthetician has the training, equipment, and products to provide the best-individualized skincare treatments. These tools allow your professional esthetician to deliver cleansing, exfoliating, and nourishing treatments that are more effective than anything you can do at home. professional estheticians evaluate your skin and develop treatment plans to address a variety of issues like acne, uneven skin tones and textures, and aging to keep your skin looking and feeling its best.

At Hair Solutions Salon & Spa in New Berlin, WI, our professional estheticians provide a wide range of facial treatment services to suit each person’s individual needs using professional-strength Dermalogica® products. Our facial services include:
Signature Facial – Our signature service includes a personalized skin analysis to address your concerns and meet all the exact needs of your skin, double cleansing, exfoliation, extractions if needed, a pressure-point massage, and personalized additions like a custom masque and sun protection. The power of Dermalogica® professional strength products means we can customize your facial for your skin type with noticeable results.

Age Smart Facial – This revitalizing treatment is designed to firm, smooth, and nourish your skin to reduce visible signs of aging and provide a “power boost” that energizes your skin, all while controlling the skin’s processes that accelerate aging. This treatment includes a firming mask along with double cleansing, exfoliation, extractions if needed, a pressure-point massage, and personalized additions like a custom masque and sun protection. The power of Dermalogica® professional strength products means we can customize your facial for a thorough, expert skin treatment like no other!

Micro Zone 30-Minute Facial – In a hurry? Or do you just want an extra boost between core facial treatments? Our zone-specific treatments start with an expert skin analysis then target your skin’s individual needs in 30 minutes or less.

Gentlemen’s Facial – Facial treatments are not just for women. Our Gentlemen’s Facial is designed especially for men and provides a personalized skin analysis and cleansing, exfoliating, extractions, a pressure-point massage, and a custom masque to keep your skin looking vibrant and healthy.

Acne/Student Facial – Targeting those hard-to-reach areas with effective professional treatments for acne-prone skin, our Acne/Student Facial purifies, detoxes, polishes, and hydrates for clearer, healthier-looking skin.

Pro-Power Peel – This treatment is a powerful skin resurfacing system that works to reduce acne, excess pigmentation, and signs of premature aging to reveal smoother, brighter and softer skin. The treatment includes a Dermalogica® post-peel kit that gives you a one-week supply. You can also add an additional treatment for your neck/décolleté area.

Dermaplaning – This treatment safely removes the top layer of the epidermis for silky smooth, bright skin, removing ‘peach fuzz’ hairs and rejuvenating without harsh abrasives. It’s a PERFECT treatment for brides and for anyone who wants incredibly smooth skin. It also makes makeup application amazingly easy!

Rezenerate Nano Facial – This award-winning, targeted treatment minimizes fine lines and wrinkles as well as those dark under-eye circles, delivering peptides to the skin’s top dermal layer using the exclusive Rezenerate tool. The results are maximized collagen levels that make your skin appear plumper while reversing those signs of aging. You get the same results as more invasive treatments in a non-invasive facial with no downtime!

High Frequency Treatment – This specialized treatment infuses oxygen, leaving skin healthy and reduces or shortens breakouts. It’s available as a stand-alone service or as an add-on for any facial service.

Back Treatment – Our deep-cleansing back treatment detoxes, polishes, and hydrates for smooth, healthy skin, an important treatment for a hard-to-reach area.

Renewing Eye Treatment – Our 15-minute treatment replenishes moisture and reduces puffiness, fine lines, and wrinkles in the sensitive areas around your eyes. It’s a perfect add-on to a Signature, AgeSmart or MicroZone facial.

And coming soon, you can add more pop to your eye makeup with our professional Lash Lifts, Lash Tint and Brow Tints!

While having a facial feels amazing, refreshing and a bit luxurious, the skin’s condition needs TLC at a deeper level for longer-lasting results. Skin treatments address the skin’s condition at a deeper dermal level to re-balance and stimulate it to function like it once did. Take a look at the wide variety of treatments to enhance the benefits of your facial. If you’re not sure which treatment is right for you, make an appointment today for a complimentary Dermalogica® Face Mapping Skin Analysis. Our talented skin experts will analyze your skin and recommend the perfect treatments for you.

Enhance your skin far beyond your daily routine with professional facial treatments. Make an appointment today at Hair Solutions Salon & Spa for a professional skin analysis and treatment plan with the right facial treatments to make your skin healthier than it’s ever been. You can find us at 15440 West Beloit Road, Suite 700 in New Berlin, WI or call (262) 780-2900 to schedule your appointment.