Meet Ricardo Jara : Exclusive Colortrak Q&A

Ricardo Jara

 

Ricardo Jara (@ricardojarahair) California hairstylist, has taken the industry by storm with his fun and vibrant personality that is undeniably eye-catching and hilarious. He is not afraid to speak his mind and his talent behind the chair is nothing short of amazing. Ricardo, being the innovator that he is, inspired our team here at Colortrak to develop a tool that would change the way stylist balayage this summer and for years to come.  The Balayage Board + Grip Ring available in Colortrak’s Ibiza Collection is Ricardo’s very own life hack brought to life with style and finesse using a durable acrylic balayage board with an adhesive grip ring that can be repositioned as many times as you desire. The grip ring allows the stylist to have full control over the balayage board without discomfort or mess, and with its 360 degree swivel capabilities coloring a clients hair will be completed faster and easier.

We had the opportunity to sit with Ricardo for a Q&A session and he holds nothing back in this one on one interview with Colortrak. Check it out below!
Q:
IF YOU COULD DESCRIBE BEING A HAIRSTYLIST IN 4 WORDS, WHAT WOULD THEY BE?
A: Exhilarating, wild, fun, challenging

Q:
WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR BIGGEST ACCOMPLISHMENT SO FAR IN YOUR CAREER?
A: My biggest accomplishment to this date would be scoring a sponsorship with colortrak; it’s only the beginning 😉

Q:
WHAT HAS BEEN THE MOST IMPACTFUL THING THAT HAS HAPPEN TO YOU SINCE BECOMING A PART OF THE #COLORTRAKFAM?
A: I would say being automatically brought into a family of stylists who share the same love, goals, and passion as me was the most impactful, because I made some amazing friends with both stylists and the amazing staff and that’s pretty freaking dope.

Q:
WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT THE IBIZA COLLECTION AND WHY ?
A: Girlll come on let’s be 100 the rotating balayage board! Clearly cause I collaborated with colortrak to create it and it’s something I had in my head for a while! Definitely a game changer!

Q:
WHAT WAS YOUR THOUGHT PROCESS WHEN YOU CAME UP WITH THE GRIP RING + BALAYAGE BOARD COMBO?
A:. I don’t think my brain has a well organized thought process haha, I will say I always used boards, but suffering from lame carpal tunnel syndrome would really strain my wrists palm, and, fingers. So I always had the wheels turning in creating something that would rotate and swivel. Then I got gifted a cell phone ring by my best friend and the rest was just like a light bulb going off. So I stuck it to the back of a board I had for ages and BOOM I invented something, used my version for months and then collaborated with Colortrak over my idea and here we are!

Q:
HOW DOES IT FEEL TO SEE YOUR IDEA AS A PACKAGED FINAL PRODUCT?
A. Surreal as all hell, for real it’s crazy! Something I made being packaged, executed, and manufactured by Colortrak is just plain insane to me. I can’t believe I invented something and holding the final product in my hands was just amazing.

Q:
IF YOU COULD GIVE ANY ADVICE TO ASPIRING STYLIST, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
A: Educate yourself don’t let your ego or pride get in the way of growing as a stylist. I know it’s hard to admit weakness or defeat, but honestly someone who messes up and wants to do better is by far more respected by me then the person who thinks they know it all and doesn’t want to be vulnerable because of their ego. So stay humble, get educated, and challenge yourself to do things that scare you because the more do it the less scared you get and boom CONFIDENCE in your craft. Oh! and please stay humble if you get a lot of followers you are NOT Beyoncé.

Love this interview? Take a look at Ricardo Jara’s Instagram and fall in love with his talent, personality , and realness. Follow him @ricardojarahair on Instagram!

“Colors speak louder than words”

Welcome to Ibiza

Grab your passports, because we’re going on a trip to paradise with Colortrak’s all new Ibiza Collection! This one-of-a-kind luxurious set of styling tools will cater to all your needs behind the chair. The Ibiza Collection includes the ALL NEW Balayage Board and Grip-Ring, inspired by #colortrakcrew member Ricardo Jara (@ricardojarahair), croc clips, coloring bowls, and two hair coloring brushes graced with one of kind blush pink bristles. Sparkling white, gold accents and a touch of blush sounds like a dream, but lucky for you Colortrak is infamous for making dreams come true!

 

The Tools:

Balayage Board and Grip-Ring: A sleek acrylic board with an adhesive Colortrak grip-ring that can be removed and repositioned time and time again for ultimate comfort and functionality.  This balayage board was developed with the stylist’s needs in mind, especially since it was inspired by California hair stylist and Colortrak Crew Member Ricardo Jara (@ricardojarahair)! Work freely, faster, and neater with a tool that will revolutionize the way you balayage.

 

Color Brushes: Life’s a beach and Colortrak is the new wave, with sparkling white brushes that will transform a standard coloring session into a mini vacation to Spain. Two brushes can be found within this collection; one standard 2.5 inch wide bristle brush and the other a 3 inch extra wide brush, both topped with ultra soft feather bristles for creating gorgeous transitional shades and achieving the perfect blend.

 

 

 Color Bowl: Gorgeous is an understatement, because the Ibiza Color Bowl is an eye catching blend of luxury and beachy fun, adding tropical vibes to your station in just seconds. The bowl has a gripped bottom to prevent slipping during application, as well as

 

Croc Clips:  Graced with bold gold and pearl white accents, the Ibiza Collection croc clips come in a standard size and for clients with larger amounts of hair, a jumbo size. Colortrak’s croc clips are perfect for sectioning and holding hair while coloring and styling, and these clips work great with both dry and wet hair

The Ibiza Collection can be purchased as a full set in the Ibiza Travel Kit, but if you want a little more or a little less you can get your hands on these gorgeous tools al la carte at participating distributors.  Feel the ocean breeze and dip your toes in the sand, Colortrak aims to bring the spirit of Ibiza to every salon and get the party started from coast to coast.

 

“Colors speak louder than words”

Extra! Extra! Read all about Colortrak’s NEW XXL Processing Cap!

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Big hair and big dreams is all you need when trying to achieve the perfect look for your voluminous clients. The colors have been picked and applied; now it’s time to amplify, but sometime that processing cap never seems to fit. The wait is over; Colortrak has teamed with Cosmoprof Artistic Team Member Leysa Carillo to create the perfect processing cap for clients with a longer hair.

Colortrak introduces the XXL Processing Cap, designed with a comfortable elastic headband and an elongated cap for holding large amounts of hair with ease.  A standard processing cap is used in salons around the world , but unfortunately everyone’s hair cannot comfortably within those caps , making it hard to process color and penetrate every strand of hair when doing various treatments.

The XXL Processing Cap provides both security and coverage for all hair types, and you can rest assured that your colors and treatments are catching every strand with our roomy and comfortable cap. The XXL Processing Cap is the largest cap available in the industry and just like a traditional processing cap, our XXL version processes, conditions and easily holds thick, voluminous hair. The XXL Processing Cap comes in a pack of 10 and is sure to become a staple at every salon.

“Colors speak louder than words”

Guardians of The Galaxy… Glitter

To Infinity and Beyond !

Back by popular demand, a bigger and better glitter extravaganza, the true definition of a BIG BANG! Colortrak has taken us to outer space with the ALL-NEW dual pack Galaxy Glitter brushes topped with our one of kind wide ultra soft feather bristles. It’s not a party without glitter, and because these brushes work with all formulations Galaxy Glitter will keep the party going all day and night.

The Galaxy Glitter 2pk includes:

Celestial Glow: a 2.5” wide bristle brush featuring a bright moonlit glitter design with sterling white feather bristles

Meteor Shower: a midnight sky wrapped 3” wide pitch black bristled brush.  Designed to cover large sections of hair this brush is an absolute need, want, and must have for every hair colorist.

Just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, Colortrak took it to the next level and it’s too awesome to miss. Get your own little piece of the galaxy and shine bright like a diamond with the ALL-NEW Galaxy Glitter Brushes!

“Colors speak louder than words”

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