common questions

1 Which brands and products do you work with for hair colouring?

We mainly work with Kydra by Phyto colouring products, which is a complete range of colours that offers a very wide range of shades. A complete range of colouring that offers a very wide range of shades. These colours are also rich in vitamins and essential fatty acids to strengthen, tone and hydrate the hair while protecting it from the chemical and thermal aggressions often associated with colouring.

2 What is a patina ("coloured polish")?

It is a "gloss" that brings your colour to life and gives it a shine. These ammonia-free patinas make it possible to play on hotter or colder reflections and thus to perfectly nuance your requirement in terms of colouring. These are gentle formulas that do not lighten.

3 What is the "gloss polish" that you offer at BY ELINA?

It is a "gloss" without colour reflection (unlike patinas). They only bring a lot of shine and perfectly condition your hair.

4 What is OLAPLEX?

Olaplex is as much of a " tool " as it is a " service ". It allows you to do the craziest things without damaging your hair! It is in fact an original, synthetic ingredient, free from silicone and mineral oil. It has the power to multiply "disulfide bridges" (bonds between two atoms) or to repair "broken bridges" (broken/damaged hair during and after colouring or bleaching).

5 What is the difference between OLAPLEX and GLOBAL KERATIN?

To put it in a nutshell, Olaplex protects the hair (like a shield) while Global Keratin truly treats the hair (bioactive biological keratin). Global Keratin (GKhair) provides incredible flexibility, lightness, and shine for intensely sleek and healthy hair!

6 Can I get a hair-colour the same day as a GLOBAL KERATIN treatment (smoothing)?

It is recommended to colour your hair one to two weeks after having done a Global Keratin straightening treatment in order to ensure a better result (reflections and density) and a better colouring efficiency (deep penetration and therefore durability).

7 What is REDKEN's CHEMISTRY (botox)?

Chemistry is an intensive care protocol based on highly concentrated ingredients.
By combining four specific formulas ("Shot Phase"), Chemistry allows you to obtain fully personalized treatments whatever your hair problems may be!
The ritual also includes a "Shot Fix" lotion that balances the hair's pH, strengthens the cuticle and maximizes the active ingredients in this truly miraculous protocol....

8 What is the difference between "strands" and a "balayage"?

These are two types of partial colouration. The strands bring dimension and create a strong contrast to your hair colour (visible). They are much more marked than a balayage. The balayage bring much more nuanced reflections and produces a more "mellow" and natural result.

9 Can I go from a black hair colour to a pretty blond (in a single appointment)?

It all depends on your hair type and its history! The more fragile, brittle or damaged your hair is, the more we will recommend that you bleach in several steps to maintain the health of your hair. For this type of service, it is strongly recommended to visit us beforehand in order to assess your hair and make a personalized estimate.

10 My hair is long. How much do I need for a haircut and blowdry?

The haircut and blow-dry service is at 62€ for long hair (excluding specific treatments).

11 How much do I need for a balayage?

It will all depend on the type of balayage you want and the length of your hair. Nevertheless, you can plan for 90€ to 140€ (excluding hair blowing and specific treatments).

12 Is BY ELINA open during school holidays and public holidays?

YES. The salon remains open during all school holidays. We are open all year round from Tuesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and even on public holidays, except May 1, December 25 and January 1.

13 Do I have to make an appointment in advance?

Indeed, although it is possible to visit the salon unexpectedly, it is very preferable to make an appointment at least 48 hours in advance. Do not hesitate to contact us on 01 45 51 26 51 51, from Tuesday to Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. without interruption.

14 Is BY ELINA a franchised or independent salon?

Since its creation in 2008, the salon has been 100% independent and will remain so! This allows us to offer you the best products and services without having to be accountable, and to guarantee complete freedom in our top-of-the-range positioning at affordable prices for all.