7518 2nd Street, Germantown, TN 38138 - 901-309-1421

Ella David Salon's FAQ's

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Bringing What's Best For You

Our goal is to create a unique and beautiful look for each of our clients...

Personalized Haircuts

Q?: Have you ever said, "That is a great haircut, but I don't know if it will look good on me?"

Book a consultation with one of our stylist. We will help you determine your best style according to your facial shape, hair texture, coloring and the amount of time you have to spend on your hair. Several personal traits of our client are analyzed before we determine the best look.

The Art of Hair Coloring

The most natural and beautiful way to enhance your hair is multidimensional color.

Balayage, also known as Hand Painting, techniques can create the most interesting color and best "grow-out" situation. It can be natural to bold, depending on your consultation. These looks typically get brighter and lighter with each visit and application as the colors layer beautifully on top of each other over time. This technique gives a random natural highlighted look in the hair. When combined with babylights or Highlights you can create bolder looks.

Highlighting and Lowlighting tones of multidimensional color creates natural and bold looks depending on your desired look when you consult with your stylist.

Color Melting is a process of starting with one shade at the root with your color and developing into a seemless blend of tones throughout the ends of the hair. Your desired color of your color melt would be based on your consultation. It can be natural to bold. Any shade works with a color melt!

Pastel Base Color:

This process blends and tones highlighted blonde hair to extend the time your highlights need to be retouched. It gives a natural sun-kissed glow. It can also be used to create beautiful natural base colors to cover grey.

Five Minute Enhancement Color:

Brighten and enhance your color to give a sun-kissed appearance.

Base colors:

Covering gray or changing you look, our stylist are all experts and will help you achieve the perfect color to enhance you cut, style, and skin tone. We are a Keune Concept salon and also like to incorporate other toning and lightening systems to create special color combinations.

Creative Color:

Pulp Riot is our choice! It’s Vegan formula is enriched with Quinoa, Argan, Aloe Vera and Sorbitol oil to create strength, protection and hydration. We are obsessed with the color choices and shine we get from using fashion colors from Pulp Riot. These colors fade tone on tone and leave the hair in the best condition. These are our Pink, Blue, Purple and Green colors, better known as Cupid, Velvet, Jam, Aquatic, Powder, Nightfall. Blush and Lilac to name a few.

Color fading does occur and requires regular visits to maintain vivids.

What is a Clear shine Gloss Enhancement?

You can never have too much shine. This process is meant to last four-six weeks

Hair Texture Services

Keratin Complex and Keratin Express Blow out

Keratin Complex is the original, in-salon service that infuses natural keratin deep into hair’s cuticle. This revolutionary therapy reduces frizz and curl and instantly adds amazing  shine, silkiness and condition to the manageable, smoother and easier to style than ever before. It is perfect on all types of hair - including color treated and chemically processed hair.

The treatment adds this protein back into your hair, repairing internal damage, and coating the hair preventing further damage. The results are straighter, smooth, silky and shiny hair that lasts for months. The Keratin Complex Hair Therapy by Coppola has been variously haired as a "miracle", an "incredible time saver" and "Wow! That’s MY hair?!?" by clients who have already experienced the treatment. What would you do with hair that was more manageable, softer, and shinier? Find out by making your appointment with one of out certified experts today! There is a precise heat and application process to create the best results!

Brazilian Blowout Smoothing Complex and Brazilian Split End Treatment

A Brazilian Blowout is a dream come true if you have always wanted to keep your curls while having the freedom to sport smooth strands whenever you please. We love that the amino acid enriched smoothing solution, combined with specific techniques, can be customized to remove frizz and impact high wattage shine while keeping curls and waves in tact. So whether it’s ringlets one day, or you want sleek strands the next, your hair will have that radiant, frizz free and healthier from root to tip no matter what style you choose. It can also be customized for a straighter look to be maintained.

How do I know what product to use on my hair?

General Product Descriptions

Our products are about choice and attitude. Select products and wear them as your mood shifts from day to day, outfit to outfit, event to event, or season to season. Rather than feeling that you have to pile wax on top of creme on top of spray, as editorial stylists do out of necessity, get to know each product individually first. Though you’ll naturally gravitate to several favorites, be adventurous. Some people go for gritty, matte textures and others prefer more polished finishes. Whatever you do, seek stylists’ advice (if you haven’t already). Besides recommending the right shampoo and conditioner, they cut hair with products in mind, use them while cutting, and can teach you when and how to use them. A versatile cut can be worn several ways and products are the key to changing it.

*Consider booking a "Client Style Learning Session" and let our team show you how to create different looks using our products and styling tools combined!

BRIDAL GALLERY and SPECIAL OCCASIONS

No event is too intimate or too grand. Let our experienced staff guide you through the preparations that lead you to that special day. Bring us your dreams then we will create your memories.

Bring out your best on your special day. Plan in advance to make you wedding day as stress free as possible!

We highly recommend a consultation and trial up-do prior to your wedding day.

Other things to remember: facial series in the weeks leading up to your wedding, waxing services, and air brush spray tans.

AIRBRUSH TANNING

Airbrush tanning is a revolutionary way to get a natural looking sun-kissed tan without UV damage caused by the sun. It is not a dye. It is a natural sugar by product approved by the FDA. It does not protect your skin against the sun. Wear sunscreen. We suggest you shave at least ten hours before application. Wear loose clothing and no moisturizer, deodorant or lotions. Exfoliate before you come for longer lasting results. Allow eight to ten hours for your tan to completely develop before you shower.

Pamper the Skin You’re In.

Air-brush is Unique for all other Tanning Processes Tanning solution is air-brushed, not sprayed on the skin- the DHA then works with the proteins and enzymes in the top layer of the skin to create each individual's own beautiful, sunless tan. Utilizing the very best technology available, we will custom blend your color from 10 Award Winning formulas. These solutions will leave you looking naturally sun kissed. Free of any red, yellow or brassy hues, like a beautiful bronzed god or goddess. Whether you want a light glow or a deep dark tan, the custom blended formula will look great on you.

The application takes place in a private room in which you are invited to be as modest as you choose. Whether you elect to cover up or you yearn for a completely lineless look, you'll emerge beautifully bronze. The DHA solution must remain on the skin for a minimum of 8 hours preferably 12 hours, after which it may be showered off. The average tan lasts about a week. Each tan will fade differently due to many factors including dryness of skin, after tan skin care, the amount of time spent in water or exercising, and the skin's own rate of exfoliation.

Preparing for Your Airbrush Tan

  • Exfoliate well a few days before if possible, especially if you are prone to dry skin, and moisturize well for a week before. DO NOT MOISTURIZE on the day you come in for your tan.
  • Exfoliation is a crucial element to achieving an even and longer lasting airbrush tan.
  • Wear loose clothing after your tan- tight clothing or shoes may dislodge the tanning solution even if you are completely dry when leaving, sweats, shorts and flip flops work great. If you wear shorts, it is a good idea to bring an old towel for you to sit on for the ride home. The cosmetic bronzer may rub off on clothing, however it will wash out of most fabrics except for nylons and silks. Choose dark clothing, or something old to be tanned in as solution can stain clothing.
  • Wear your hair back or in a ponytail.
  • Don't wear makeup, lotions, deodorant or other body products before your tanning. These act as a barrier to the spray.
  • Shave - at least 10 hours before your airbrush tanning session.
  • Wax - at least 12 hours before your airbrush tanning session.
  • Facials - There should be at least 24 hours in between getting a facial and an airbrush tan. Facial comes first, so the pores have time to close. Longer may be recommended if a deep cleanse facial was performed.
  • Manicures and Pedicures can be completed the same day, as long as lotions are not used. 

Maintaining Your Airbrush Tan

  • Get in the habit of moisturizing your skin morning and night between tanning sessions.
  • The time of year will affect your skin, and therefore, your tan. As your skin changes with the seasons, you will need to keep dry skin moisturized.
  • Long hot baths or showers are death to tans (but great for preparing to exfoliate). The skin soaks and softens with length of time exposed and speeds up the exfoliation process.
  • Things That Affect the Length of Your Tan
  • Skin condition - Some people have dryer skin and flake a lot, some don't. Oily skin will retain a tan longer than dry skin.
  • Exfoliation - If you did not exfoliate properly, your tan may start to flake much sooner than it should. Since the chemical process affects only the top layer of skin, as your skin sloughs off, your tan can go with it. Your skin must be smooth and clean to get a smooth, clean tan. The more you tan, the easier it is to see the skin you need to exfoliate.
  • Tight clothing -  Any piece of clothing that generally chafes the skin will cause the skin and the tan to rub off with it. This also applies to the foot area and shoes. After obtaining your base tan, you can generally get by with tanning once a week. The longer and more regularly a client tans, the better the tanning effect will wear.
  • Healing Extremely Dry Skin
  • Get your Omegas - Incorporating the essential fatty acids omega 3 and omega 6 into the cell membranes is one way to combat dry skin. You can take a supplement or get them through foods.  
  • Lubricate your skin - After showering, pat dry with a clean, soft towel. Do not rub because this only tends to irritate dry skin. Then apply a moisturizing lotion to trap the water in.
  • Turn Down the Thermostat - Think of the dry, parched heat baked desert floor as opposed to the smooth, malleable soil of the forest.
  • Use a humidifier and get more plants - Place humidifiers throughout the house. Plants (well-watered!) help to keep moisture in the air.
  • Take a Bath - Spending a few minutes soaking in lukewarm water every other day or at least two times a week will revitalize your skin. Do not use hot water and do not over-soak.

Tips

  • Get in the habit of moisturizing your skin morning and night between tanning sessions.
  • The time of year will affect your skin, and therefore, your tan. As your skin changes with the seasons, you will need to keep dry skin moisturized.
  • Long hot baths or showers are death to tans (but great for preparing to exfoliate). The skin soaks and softens with length of time exposed and speeds up the exfoliation process.
  • Things That Affect the Length of Your Tan
  • Skin condition - Some people have dryer skin and flake a lot, some don't. Oily skin will retain a tan longer than dry skin.
  • Exfoliation - If you did not exfoliate properly, your tan may start to flake much sooner than it should. Since the chemical process affects only the top layer of skin, as your skin sloughs off, your tan can go with it. Your skin must be smooth and clean to get a smooth, clean tan. The more you tan, the easier it is to see the skin you need to exfoliate.
  • Tight clothing -  Any piece of clothing that generally chafes the skin will cause the skin and the tan to rub off with it. This also applies to the foot area and shoes. After obtaining your base tan, you can generally get by with tanning once a week. The longer and more regularly a client tans, the better the tanning effect will wear.
  • Healing Extremely Dry Skin
  • Get your Omegas - Incorporating the essential fatty acids omega 3 and omega 6 into the cell membranes is one way to combat dry skin. You can take a supplement or get them through foods.  
  • Lubricate your skin - After showering, pat dry with a clean, soft towel. Do not rub because this only tends to irritate dry skin. Then apply a moisturizing lotion to trap the water in.
  • Turn Down the Thermostat - Think of the dry, parched heat baked desert floor as opposed to the smooth, malleable soil of the forest.
  • Use a humidifier and get more plants - Place humidifiers throughout the house. Plants (well-watered!) help to keep moisture in the air.
  • Take a Bath - Spending a few minutes soaking in lukewarm water every other day or at least two times a week will revitalize your skin. Do not use hot water and do not over-soak.

Removing the Tan

  • If you did not exfoliate well, had dry patches or your tan is at the end of its life, you may want to get it off. Here are a few tips.
  • For Small Areas - Use an exfoliating glove with an exfoliate or baking soda. This usually does a great job of removing spray tan. If you have done this and not all has come off, a little bit of lemon juice or hydrogen peroxide will do the trick. If you are still left with a spot you don't like, mineral makeup is the secret! Use it to blend
  • For Entire Body - If you had a darker tan, it may get patchy at the end of its life. The easiest way to remove all the tan is to moisturize your body with baby oil. Leave this on for a couple of hours and then have a hot bath. Grab one an exfoliating glove or loofah, pour on exfoliating gel and scrub everything off. Now your skin is prepared for your next tan!

Salon Services

Hair Services

Hair Services

Special Occasions

Special Occasions

Brides

Brides

Men's Cuts

Men's Cuts

Location: 7518 2nd Street, Germantown, TN 38138 |
901-309-1421
(Across from Germantown Methodist Church)

Appointments are recommended but walk-ins are always welcome.

Hours
Tues-Wed-Thur: 9am to 6pm
Friday: 9am to 2pm
Saturday: 8am to 2pm