How We’re Saving Time On Our Next Root Touch-Up (Win!)

January 7, 2022

There never seems to be enough time in the day to get everything done—and a root touch-up can sometimes feel like a chore. Not anymore! With Redken‘s new colour service launch, Color Gels Lacquers 10 Minute, we plan to be in-and-out of the salon in under an hour—think of it as the ultimate lunch break treatment! In addition to the speed of the service, Redken artist Tasha Parker raves about the high saturation and lacquer-like shine the service delivers, so you can say goodbye to the box dye and give roots the best (and quickest) coverage possible. We chatted with Tasha to learn more, and are giving you a chance to win! —Vita Daily

Hi Tasha! Please tell us a bit about yourself to start.

I’ve been a stylist for 16 years and a Redken artist for 14. My goal as an artist is to always share things that can be done immediately behind the chair in real salon time. I love helping the stylists to have a better understanding of hair colour and how they can grow using different techniques/methods in the salon while maintaining the health of the hair at the same time.

We’re so excited about Redken’s Color Gels Lacquers 10 Minute launch; can you tell us more about this product/service, and why it’s a hair-colour game-changer?

The Color Gels Lacquers 10 Minute launch is a colour that will provide 100 per cent grey coverage in 10 minutes. This is an amazing opportunity for the stylist as they can get more people in and out in less time. It’s also a great option for guests to come in for quicker maintenance appointments if need be in-between their regular appointments.

For this new in-salon treatment, what is the process like, from start to finish? (We hear it takes under an hour; why is it referred to as 10 Minute?)

The great thing about this colour is that it is a liquid formula so it can be applied in a bottle, which will provide a faster application, and then the colour uses fast kinetic dyes that only have to process for 10 minutes (hence the name), whereas your traditional permanent colour lines typically process for 30 to 45 minutes. After the 10 minutes, the stylist would rinse, shampoo, condition then do a cut if needed and a blowout. This whole process should take no longer than an hour.

Besides being a time saver, what other benefits will we gain from Redken’s Color Gels Lacquers 10 Minute?

The Color Gels Lacquers 10 minute also features a smart pause technology, which helps prevent over processing should the colour sit on longer than 10 minutes and is a 1:1 match with our current Gels Lacquers, so there won’t be any banding should you alternate between the two. The stylist also has the opportunity to offer a guest who may be booked just for a haircut this add-on colour where it only processes for 10 minute, truly allowing them to “squeeze in” an additional colour service. The finish of the colour also gives a beautiful lacquer shine that our clients know and love from our current Gels Lacquers.

Final question (please put yourself in the client’s shoes for a moment): what do you like to do while getting your hair done? Are you a multitasker? Do you chat with your stylist?

I’m a total multitasker for the most part so I like to respond to emails, do some social media work but I also really like chatting with my stylist—so I guess I do a little bit of both. However, once my head hits that shampoo bowl, phone is down, eyes closed and I try to soak up every single minute, lol!

Win! A Redken Color Gels Lacquers 10 Minute Service + Blowout!

Congrats Arlene G. of Gander, NL, who will receive a Color Gels Lacquers 10 Minute service in-salon, in their area, along with a blowout! Please note: if you are the winner, you will receive a DM (direct message) in Instagram directly from Please be wary of fake accounts, which often use similar handles with an extra or missing letter, number or symbol. We will never ask for a payment or for your credit card number, and we will never ask you to click through a link. If you are unsure whether you have been contacted, via Instagram, by us or a fake account, email us before responding.


  1. Amber olak

    January 8th, 2022 at 9:05 am

    Beach Waves


  2. Talwinder Mangat

    January 8th, 2022 at 9:24 am

    Curly hair


  3. Carrie

    January 8th, 2022 at 12:53 pm

    Fine, straight hair

  4. Rosalie Reeves

    January 8th, 2022 at 3:08 pm

    Soft beach waves 💜

  5. LesleyM

    January 8th, 2022 at 6:27 pm

    Mid length fine hair with bangs middle part or side part style. Hopefully less grey hair! @lesdranged

  6. Heather Brown

    January 9th, 2022 at 4:52 am

    Favourite snack this holiday season was sugar plum cookies
    @hdt1108 Instagram

  7. Rachel C.

    January 9th, 2022 at 9:20 am

    messy ponytail!

    @seafoodmwg on ig

  8. Melanie centis

    January 9th, 2022 at 1:46 pm

    Turtles chocolates

  9. Xu Li

    January 9th, 2022 at 7:49 pm

    ponytail! @liangliangcanada

  10. Shawna Sanderson

    January 10th, 2022 at 6:45 am

    My favourite snack is pepperoni and cheese. @shawna_lawna

  11. John Leung

    January 10th, 2022 at 10:24 am

    Messy and spikey (beach blown) for me. For my wife – she looks great with it done any style.

  12. Sherry K.

    January 11th, 2022 at 3:33 am

    wavy and short. @sherryhaydon

  13. Sandra J Lebeau

    January 11th, 2022 at 6:01 am

    Straight or ponytail

  14. Thérèse De Bellefeuille

    January 12th, 2022 at 10:13 am

    Fine, straight hair

  15. Lianne

    January 13th, 2022 at 8:57 am

    A pixie, short and spikey


  16. Amber Olak

    January 15th, 2022 at 2:21 pm

    Beach curls


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