Salon Efrain Shatush

You want a hair color that looks natural. You also want hair that looks like you came from the salon. 

Shatush might be for you. A natural extension of the ever-popular balayage technique, shatush is the hair trend everyone will want.

What Is Shatush?

Famed stylist Aldo Coppola developed Shatush. 

Coppola found that even tiny sections were too big to achieve a look like the natural highlights we see in children’s hair. So, he backcombed the hair.  He then used his hands, rather than a tool, to paint on highlights.

The results were the tiniest strands of highlights woven in with the natural color.

Instead of giving the hair a colored look, it gave the hair the sunkissed feeling of youth.

The look was fabulous.

It began to spread through Europe.

Efrain loved the process so much that he decided to perfect it.  Salon Efrain was one of the first U.S. salons to perfect the technique. Shatush is now considered his signature method. 

Clients come to Salon Efrain to get shatush from one of the country’s most talented colorists.

Do you want a natural looking hair color? Shatush may be a good option

Why Choose Shatush?

Shatush is a perfect choice for people who want a natural look.

It can be a step up from your natural color.

It can be a step down from a traditional balayage process.

  • Subtle
  • Beachy
  • Natural-looking
  • Gentle on hair
  • Low maintenance

How Does the Stylist Use the Shatush Technique?

If you have previously had balayage, then this will seem familiar. 

The processes are similar, except that the stylist backcombs hair before applying color. Backcombing means that only some of the hairs will get the color treatment.

After backcombing the hair, the stylist applies the color.

When developed, Shatush was done by hand.

Some stylists will continue to use their hands to apply the color.  Others will use brushes or other tools.

The applications will be made freehand.

The stylist can create as many or as few highlights as you want.

Shatush can be used to create all-over highlights or to give you face-framing highlights.

Will Shatush Work on Previously Colored Hair?

Yes.

Because it is gentle, Shatush is an excellent technique for previously colored hair.

Shatush can even be used in combination with other techniques. For example, you could have an all-over base color and use Shatush for highlights.

You can transition from another type of highlights to Shatush.  Depending on your starting color, doing so could even create a subtle ombre-type effect.

Of course, if your hair has previously been dyed black, we need to remove color before performing another color service to prevent damage to your hair.

Can You Use a Shatush for Other Colors?

Shatush is generally used to bring subtle natural-looking highlights to hair.

A stylist could use the technique for other colors.

If you have had very light hair and are transitioning to a darker base, a Shatush technique with low lights could subtly darken your hair. 

Shatush could also give you a great mix of different colors in your hair.

However, there may be quicker and more affordable ways to achieve those same looks.

Does the Backcombing in Shatush Damage My Hair?

No.

Backcombing has a bad reputation.

It is partially deserved. Backcombing goes against the hair’s cuticle.  Used repeatedly, this can cause damage. That is why we encourage products, rather than backcombing, for everyday hair styling.

Backcombing for an occasional style or as part of a coloring process does not put your hair at risk.

Is Shatush Gentle on Hair?

Yes.

Shatush is one of the gentlest methods of lightening your hair.

Anytime you bleach your hair, the process can weaken hair. 

The more you bleach, the greater the chance of damage.

With Shatush, the bleach is applied only on tiny strands of hair. The maintenance is minimal. Reapplication will not mean repeatedly saturating large sections of hair.

The result is a gentle lightening process.

Is Shatush More Expensive Than Traditional Highlights?

Yes, it is.

Because Shatush is a freehand style, it appears easier to clients than traditional highlights.

While the approach may be freehand, the results need to be precise.

How costly is Shatush?

Our stylists must carefully place every highlight to create the look you want. The technique is challenging and time-consuming. As a result, it is a more expensive process.

However, Shatush is a lower maintenance look, as well. 

Clients can easily go months between colorings without root lines. 

The need for fewer trips to the salon means that Shatush has a similar long-term cost as other highlights.

How Often Should I Get Shatush?

We have clients that want their hair subtly brightened every six weeks.

We have other clients who get it as fall is ending to keep the sun-kissed look in their hair but only get that one color treatment.

That is one of the things that is great about it.

It is noticeable enough to lend texture, dimension, and shine to your hair. It is subtle enough for people to think you got that all from an extended beach weekend.

How often you choose Shatush depends on you. 

Can You Use Shatush to Create an Ombre look?

Even subtle ombres have a noticeable color shift down the length of hair.

For most people, Shatush is too subtle to create an ombre effect.

However, it might be the right approach for thinner hair.

That is one of those questions that needs to be handled in a consultation.

The stylist can look at your hair and its current condition.  Then, the stylist determines the best techniques to use to achieve the results that you want.

Can You Use Shatush on Short Hair?

Absolutely.

We love Shatush on short hair.

It creates natural-looking highlights, avoids a root line, and prevents the odd shadow transition we sometimes see on short hair with highlights.

Set Up Your Consult Today

Are you intrigued by the idea of Shatush? Set up your consultation.

We would love to discuss your hair goals with you and then make a plan to help you achieve them.

Oscar Trevino
Oscar Trevino
12:00 04 Aug 21
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Q Ti
02:45 05 Aug 21
Veronica V
Veronica V
16:53 16 Jul 21
Mary Burgess
Mary Burgess
17:17 16 Jul 21
I have gone to Efrain for years and I would never go anywhere else. He is a truly gifted artist who will make you look beautiful every time you see him. He always has good suggestions for me when I'm not sure what I want and is a joy to be around. He's the best in Houston!
Cony Elizondo
Cony Elizondo
17:42 25 Jun 21
Súper recomendable excelente trabajo y buen trato amable, lo recomiendo ampliamente, súper cambios de look
Kristy Thackerson-Bridges
Kristy Thackerson-Bridges
23:09 12 Aug 21
Efrain has bleached and colored my hair for over three years. He is very knowledgeable, and a master stylist with bleach, color and cuts.
Mari'Cruz Rodriguez
Mari'Cruz Rodriguez
12:19 18 Sep 21
I love this place!! I been coming here for years and wouldn’t trust my hair some where else.Efrain is extremely knowledgeable and professional.I Highly recommend him.
Nancy L
Nancy L
23:17 03 Aug 21
I have been going to Efrain for several years. He does the best Brazilian keratin treatment of anyone I have been to. Highly recommend!
Adriana Stovall
Adriana Stovall
20:47 20 Jul 21
Efrain is a wonderful hairstylist and always gives a great service. He also does makeup beautifully! I love my hair Efrain! GRACIAS!❤️
NORA GUAJARDO
NORA GUAJARDO
18:03 05 Oct 21
I always have a great experience. He’s very knowledgeable and the best customer service. I always walk out feeling beautiful, optimistic because we always have a great chat. 100% recommended
Adriana Rivera
Adriana Rivera
13:33 04 Aug 21
Talia Delgado
Talia Delgado
02:07 20 Jul 21
Efraín is awesome! He knows exactly what he is doing and knows what your hair needs. Always a great experience from start to finish. With many years of experience and thrust worthy. Look no further Efraín is the one! I would highly recommend.
Jessly Galindo
Jessly Galindo
14:42 13 Sep 21
Efraín is great! Have trusted him with my hair for many many years! Cannot complain, great work ethic, super professional, good person, friendly!
Jessica Verdinez
Jessica Verdinez
18:30 20 Jul 21
Love going to Efrain! When I first booked an appointment with him 3 years ago, it was for makeup and hair updo for my niece's Quincenera preparations. I loved how patient he was with listening to my sister's request on ensuring my niece looks appropriated for the event. This was prior to having the event, getting feel for his work, so to be certain we liked his work. After seeing his work, listening to his recommendations and especially be so thoughtful and patient, I made sure to hire him for the event. On the event he did my niece's hair and make-up where he still had time to do my hair do too. Since then I've trusted him with my hair and doing cuts and hairdos. He's very accommodating with you, especially with the pandemic. His professionalism and how he listens to what your needs is exceptional! Since then I have left my previous hair specialist and now go to him, regardless of the distance I have to travel.
clau p.
clau p.
17:51 20 Jul 21
It is a very cozy place, the service of Efrain is always 100% professional and so friendly, I always recommend it to my friends and family! If you are looking for a good job this is the place
Yoguibruja Garcia
Yoguibruja Garcia
06:11 31 Jul 21
Love my haircut and the service, he is awesome, 100% recommended.
Ana Vivas
Ana Vivas
15:52 13 Aug 21
Efrain is not only my stilyst but also my personal advisor in terms of the new tendencies about hairstyles. I highly recommend him if you want to change drastically or simply being more natural!!! He will guide you according to your personality and the nature of your hair.
Liliana Rosche
Liliana Rosche
17:57 14 Jul 21
Efrain is a great stylish, super talented and professional. I have been going to his salon for 7 years and counting. He always exceeds my expectations
Jeremiah Romo
Jeremiah Romo
15:53 15 Jul 21
I haven't gotten my hair done by Efrain, but I was at a photoshoot with him and seen him in action fixing a few ladies hair and putting on their makeup. He's passionate about what he does and he enjoys helping women be beautiful!
Will C
Will C
23:12 13 Sep 21
You will not be disappointed. This is probably the best place in the city to get a haircut. I have lived in the city for a long time and I have been going to Efrain for years now. The dude is a magician.
Helga Gladik
Helga Gladik
00:59 13 Aug 21
Efrain is a wonderful stylist! He provides consistently good service and really knows how to cut and color hair, to make you look your best.
Debany Elizondo
Debany Elizondo
16:51 16 Jul 21
marisol chavez
marisol chavez
17:32 16 Sep 21
Blanca Garcia
Blanca Garcia
00:49 19 Jul 21
Maribel Díaz-Peurifoy
Maribel Díaz-Peurifoy
17:13 06 Jul 21
Efrain has been cutting my hair for years now! He does a great job and always asks for my feedback 🙂
Daisy Duarte
Daisy Duarte
01:13 04 Aug 21
I love Efrains work very professional love the colorI will Definitely be back.
Hector Cano
Hector Cano
23:09 13 Sep 21
Efrain is amazing. Every time I go get a haircut, I get what I ask for and he also gives me advice on how to maintain my style.
Maribel Diaz
Maribel Diaz
17:24 08 Aug 21
Nacho Aguilar
Nacho Aguilar
21:07 15 Aug 21
Paul Vasquez
Paul Vasquez
17:51 25 Jun 21
No one does hair like him. He takes his time to make sure it's perfect.
Nadia Baily
Nadia Baily
16:59 09 Aug 21
Heather Powell
Heather Powell
02:11 22 Jul 21
Amazing hair stylist and talented makeup artist. It’s hard to find someone good with red hair. He’s able to enhance my natural color without making it look artificial or too brassy. He’s also very talented with makeup. Best smoky eye in the business! If you have an event to go to and want to look gorgeous, or are looking to enhance your hairstyle..he’s your guy!
Gabriela Bratten
Gabriela Bratten
18:09 07 Aug 21
I have been going to Efraín for the last 4 years now and I’m always so happy with the results ! He makes sure to listen to what I ask for and does a great job at nailing it !.. I highly recommend him. A plus: besides his great ability to make people look their best, he is just such a nice and happy person, the type of person I need when I’m trying to pamper myself.
Cecilia Duno
Cecilia Duno
13:38 07 Aug 21
Yolanda Lugo Troshko
Yolanda Lugo Troshko
00:42 17 Jul 21
I’ve been to the salón a few times and have had a great experience every time. I definitely recommend Efrain for any hair care needs.
Blanca Carcano
Blanca Carcano
12:02 04 Aug 21
I’ve been a costumer of Efrain salon for a while now, never a disappointment! You will definitely be satisfy with the work and ethic that he has.
Swathi Murali
Swathi Murali
02:07 12 Aug 21
Efrain was so great! Got a keratin treatment and haircut and he was so thorough and detailed. Keratin treatment worked wonders on my unruly, curly hair. Will definitely be back to see him in the future!
Heather Powell
Heather Powell
01:59 22 Jul 21
Efrain is an absolute treasure. I was lucky to be recommended to him because I needed someone with experience coloring red hair. I’d come out of a couple of bad coloring experiences, meaning waking out looking like a shiny penny. Always too much brass. He was able to enhance my natural hair at the roots with a wonderful warm red without the brass. The lighter color he uses for the balayage ads texture and depth that isn’t too overwhelming. When I walk out it truly looks sun kissed just the right amount. He also did my makeup for a wedding and it hands down was the best professional makeup I’ve had done. And I’ve had expensive makeovers gone bad more than a couple of times. He gave me the perfect smoky eyes, and no one has done that before. Best stylist and makeup artist I’ve had hands down, and just all around great guy. He’ll bring out the very best in you!
camille tonnel
camille tonnel
20:46 11 Aug 21
Marnie Hylton
Marnie Hylton
13:45 07 Aug 21
Efrain does an excellent job with hair! He is very knowledgeable of hair types and is very meticulous. He is very professional and friendly. He’s the only person I’ll go to for keratin treatment. He is also great with adolescents. Highly recommend!
R V
R V
23:40 19 Jul 21
I highly recommend Efrain Salon. Efrain is an excellent stylist who cares about what you want and the final results. He is professional, takes his time and is very attentive with his client's needs. RV/LV
Patty Stoll
Patty Stoll
03:51 27 Sep 21
My daughter’s first homecoming, first full makeup, and professional hairstyle…and Efrain was AMAZING! From making the appointment to getting us out on time, Efrain was professional, punctual, and attentive to every detail. My daughter’s natural makeup was perfect and her half updo, from a picture we found online, was brought to life and turned out a masterpiece! I highly recommend Efrain and can’t wait until the next formal occasion!
Lee Boerner
Lee Boerner
16:57 16 Jul 21
Efrain is such a talented hair stylist and make up artist! He excels in hair cuts, has expertise in coloring, and does beautiful styling. Efrain really helps you find the most beautiful you! I highly recommend Salon Efrain!
Lourdes Esquivel
Lourdes Esquivel
17:09 25 Jul 21
He is very professional and so kind. I genuinely would highly recommend him.
Perla Ulate
Perla Ulate
01:58 06 Jul 21
I was fascinated by my hair made me color and cut I loved a very nice place excellent attention thank you 😉😉
mayra salazar
mayra salazar
18:30 03 Oct 21
He was very friendly he did an amazing job. He put in a treatment in hair and made my hair super soft and healthy. I would very highly recommend to go to him 💜💜💯
Kristy Thackerson Bridges
Kristy Thackerson Bridges
19:31 05 Jul 21
Efrain has bleached and colored my hair for over three years. He is very knowledgeable, and a master stylist with bleach, color and cuts.
Yudith Amaya
Yudith Amaya
19:21 29 Sep 21
As a person that has very limited knowledge about anything hair and beauty related, I have entrusted my continuous hair care to Efrain over many years. He does a wonderful job; I constantly receive compliments about what great hair I have. He has been and will continue to be my go to man for everything!
Stephanie Carpenter
Stephanie Carpenter
02:18 04 Aug 21
Effrain is the best! He has always given me top notch services and treatment! He is punctual, and also adaptable if you need him to be. He is a wonderful human and someone who genuinely cares! Please use Effrain! He always makes me beautiful!!
Leah Yvonne
Leah Yvonne
04:31 13 Sep 21
My experience with Efrain is way too awesome to explain in words! I love how he keeps up with the latest tendencies and applies only the most high quality products in your hair. I’m always satisfied and in love with the results as I like to let him suggest what works for my hair and it is always highly complemented. I simply couldn’t trust anyone else to do my hair. He’s the best I highly recommend him!
Patricia Rivera
Patricia Rivera
15:50 19 Sep 21
Absolutely amazing, great attitude, I went in there with my doubts not knowing what I was gonna do to my hair, came out with a hair cut that I fell in love with and definitely going back to do a change of look! 1000% recomended
Lucero Gonzalez Franco
Lucero Gonzalez Franco
01:34 20 Aug 21
He is just the best in town.
Grace Ruiz
Grace Ruiz
14:27 13 Aug 21
Love going to Efrain his always professional knows exactly what I want, good work ethics supper clean station.
Angela Portales
Angela Portales
14:40 10 Aug 21
Efrain was so knowledgeable and offered great suggestions for how I should cut my hair after letting it grow out. I am beyond happy with how it turned out and am now looking to book another appointment with him for coloring. He was so friendly and professional, I’m so glad I have found someone to trust with my hair after moving away from my long-time hair dresser.
Sonia Venegas silva
Sonia Venegas silva
20:36 22 Jul 21
David Boerner
David Boerner
22:38 16 Jul 21
I haven't had a professional haircut in a long time due to the pandemic, but I recently had a haircut from Efrain. I really, really liked my haircut! He understood just what I wanted: nothing too fancy, but it had to look good. He delivered in spades - 5 stars! I highly recommend him & look forward to future cuts!
M P
M P
22:12 03 Aug 21
I definitely recommend Efrain!
Myrna Cisneros
Myrna Cisneros
16:52 07 Aug 21
Muy bien excelente en cuestión de calidad ,servicio, el buen precio,todoo y la amabilidad y conversación que tiene Efraín me encanta, tengo varios años conociéndolo, me lo recomendaron para la Keratina yo enamorada siempre que me la hace, y ahora quería un cambio en mi pelo, cambie mi vieja estilista por el, aunque estamos un poco de distancia no importa porque el trabajo que hace el, sale perfecto y me encanta… mil gracias Efraín por una combinación de luzes y el balayage,.. bendiciones y muchos más éxitos para ti…nos vemos pronto 🙏🏼😘💯
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