About Color Canvas Systems™

Color Canvas Systems™ was founded by owner of Love Lish oxox™ and stylist of nearly 20 years; Alisha Fox.

 

 

 

A Pinterest Request, Two Trash Bags, a Pillow and a Bright Idea

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I anticipated my sweet client walking through the door at any moment, carrying her infamous cup of coffee. I was organized, prepared, and ready to apply her usual color treatment but little did I know, her new request, a magnificently creative and artistic idea, would lay the foundation for the innovative tool now used in salons around the WORLD!

Now, we’ve all heard it hundreds of times; “I know I didn’t notify you about wanting a change today so if you don’t have time I completely understand; however, is there any possible chance you would have time to do something like this??” My guest held up her inspirational photo, which was a screenshot from Pinterest. Normally, I am so strict with time but I knew we could make this happen! The picture was a woman reclined against what appeared to be a Ping-Pong table, her hair strategically fanned out onto the surface.

My creativity instantly went into motion, finding myself staring at my shiny black hardwood floor querying, “Well, I have two trash bags and a pillow if you are game?” Little did we know we would not only recreate her Pinterest request but establish an entire new color system, revolutionizing color application while leaving guests with brilliant hair color in a fraction of the time!

With the knowledge of too many long, 12-hour days of back to back appointments that too often ended with turning the lights off, propping my weary feet up on the desk and exhaustedly staring into space, I reminded myself to just enjoy the Christmas lights that night. Inspired by the holiday season, I went home, regrouped, and allowed the day’s inspiration to materialize into what is now Canvas Color Systems™. 

In the most unexpected timing, I took what had been a childhood dream of becoming an entrepreneur and turned it into reality. After immense dedicated research and multiple prototypes, I was able to build an entire platform for which a business and brand would emerge. Once I was confident in the prototype design and had done enough market research to ensure interest, it was time to make the bold move of selling my Salon. Investing in this new idea that had reshaped not only my personal perspective of hair design but making it possible for others to transform their work behind the chair seemed to align with my divine purpose. I genuinely hope to inspire other stylists who, like myself, love the work of being a stylist while also benefiting from working fewer hours and producing more income, all while retaining their original artistic inspiration that motivated them to enter the profession in the first place.  Through dedication, hard work, and the contributions of many talented individuals along the way, I seek to inspire others so they too can build the life and business of their dreams.

 

 

What People Are Saying…

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OMG! Loved it !!!! Seriously what I have needed for 15 years! @handtiedstitchqueen shared with our Master’s IBE class a few months ago and I have obsessed over since. All the girls at my salon loved it  too. Can’t wait to play with it more.

– Anna

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I recently purchased the color canvas board during Christmas and I’m loving it! Recently watching Guy Tang’s latest tutorial he has wheels on his color board. I’m so excited to order some, that would be so helpful plus loved him using the highest point of the board to work in the top sides of the head. Very cool, love love love the board

– Carol with Wild Orchid

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My Color Canvas Systems finally arrived, so naturally I had to bust out a mannequin and give her a try! I’m so pumped to take her to the shop and make some beautiful hairs, and to have a beautiful tool that will hopefully reduce the contortionist act that we hairstylists know all to well. 

– @cruelty_free_creationbybrandon (instagram)

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Obsess with my ccs board! Can’t wait to color all the long hair with it!

– @thedollylalastylist (instagram)

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1 process, natural lift!!!!! 20 vol and blonde solutions, I could not have achieved this without Color Canvas Systems to keep my work neat and clean!

– Katelyn

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Just a quick note, watned to let you know, the canvas table has been an absolute value to me, working out well, very pleased with the quality !!

– Cindy

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Very comfortable experience all the way around. Can’t wait for my next appointment!

– Kaden

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Absolutely love my personalized canvas system!

There was a mix up with my order that was of no ones fault and Alisha fixed it and called me to explain what had happened and offered to upgrade me to a personalized board! Super happy and can’t wait to keep creating beautiful hair!

– Alaina

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Alisha transforms your hair color from basic to brilliant!  Her special skill is with blonde, she just gets it!    She’s passionate, professional and a perfectionist.  One of the best in the business and always working to do what she does even better.  Color Canvas System is genius!

– Kim

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Great tool in the salon for balayage and fashion colors! Super easy to use and to clean! Really helps you paint the hair exactly how you want it! So many ways to be utilized! Love my Color canvas system! 10 out of 10!

– Paige

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I absolutely love my color canvas board, it makes painting and balayage so easy and clean! It’s so versatile and easy to use! I love that it collapses down which makes storage a breeze!

– Cara

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I LOVE MY COLOR SYSTEMS ???? as in yes I bought two! I could see how useful it was just from videos and pictures on Instagram but now having it in person is a GAME CHANGER. Don’t regret not getting the Black Friday price right now as well ????????????????

– Morgan

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Ola! Gostaria  de adquirir  a coloração! Como devo proceder? Aguardo  retorno  obrigado!

– Ivete

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this is such a much needed tool in my salon suite .  the stand and board are high quality, I like that it swivels flat  or vertically . I use it for everything from painting hair extensions, and coloring hair . Its not bulky & is perfect size for work area

– Chita

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This is a balayage board on another level! I saw Guy Tang using this in one of his videos and thought “this would be amazing for doing color on wigs!” I left comments everywhere trying to figure out who made this and Lisha found me ????. She was so kind to upgrade my purchase with her logo and even sent me a freebie from framar and some towel clips! Her customer service is amazing and a soon as I can I’m buying another one— with my logo ????????

– Janaye

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I got my canvas system as a surprise from my fiancé. I mentioned that I wanted one and I was so surprised when I got it! The board is truly great quality and it has made life behind the chair a lot easier! It’s so fun to use and my clients were impressed! It really puts you aside from the rest! I was also very pleased with the customer service I received when I had questions about the product. The videos and education online are also a plus. Over all I am 100% satisfied and so happy to see this company grow even more. ????????????

– Salina

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This system changed my color game! Not only is using this easier on my body in the salon, my color blends are next level now! Everyone needs this tool in their salon!

– Amanda

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Love the CCS as Alisha can do her balayage beautifully in less than 2 hours. The system is comfortable & the results are amazing as Alisha can show her true artistry.

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Hey Alisha! I can’t even tell you how much I love my color canvas!! As someone who has been doing hair almost 25 years, I have never had more fun in my career as I am now!! The freedom to paint hair has allowed me to  gain younger guests in my chair (introducing them to color) as well as offering something new and fresh to my guests that have been with me 15-20 years! Thank you❤️ Do you offer one on one classes? I’m in a Sola salon studio at shadow lake in papillion and I would love to meet you and learn your knowledge!!

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The Color Canvas System’s are great! When I was gettin my hair done, it felt so nice to have the weight of my hair on the system. The work was done very efficiently due to being able to put so many things on it. Everything was done very smoothly and I throughly enjoyed the experience. I would totally recommend getting one!!

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As a client of Alisha’s I love this new color canvas system. I was so excited the first time she used it & the results are amazing. Not only comfortable but relaxing. I was impressed with Alisha’s coloring skills before but this new system is taking it to the next level. Color is always perfect with so much dimension. I get so many compliments on my colors. Thanks  Alisha for all you do & your color canvas system is awesome!!!????

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Alisha does my hair and has for quite some time.  Her Color Canvas is amazing.  When she colors my hair, it works so well and is very comfortable.  In my eyes there is no other way to color hair.  My color always turns out wonderful. I have NEVER been disappointed.  I just love the way this canvas works and how she can paint it, to put the color where she needs it to be.  Thanks Alisha!

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I started going to Alisha in October of 2019, my hair was damaged from so much “bleach blonde” coloring. I needed an intervention! Alisha’s Color Canvas System is amazing and it’s so relaxing to get my hair done! Not only is the CCS great for a unique to me color, but her knowledge of products is outstanding! My hair has never felt healthier!

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I love the color canvas system. I think was a brilliant idea when you think about  creating a master piece. precision, control , stability all in one.

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I absolutely love the Color Canvas System!!! I have long thick hair and it always took half my day to get my hair done by the time my color was applied and the color processed. With the color canvas system my time was cut in HALF and I was SO comfortable!! I was able to relax and enjoy every minute of my day getting pampered!! No more holding my head in different positions while applying the color, just sit back and relax! Alisha is absolutely amazing and a true artist! She has so much passion and love for making you not only look beautiful when you leave, but to feel just as beautiful as well! I will never color my hair again without the Color Canvas System!!!!

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I’m so impressed by the smart clean design. It makes everything more accessible so you don’t have to focus on where everything is, it’s all right there. Focus can go directly where it’s needed, on the client ???? 

I also love all the designs! Yes please ????

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My experience with the Color Canvas System was spectacular. I have been working with Alisha for over a year to grow out my hair and make it over all healthy. The icing on the cake was the color Alisha got using the CCS. I absolutely love it; a total game changer. Alisha took the time to get the best color and the experience was so relaxing. I would recommend it to anyone!

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I love the color canvas system!!!! I have long thick hair and it is usually a long process when I get my hair colored. With the color canvas it not only cut the time in half, but iI was so comfortable the entire time. I didn’t have to hold my head is awkward positions

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No need for a long review because my response to Alisha’s work & CCS is that both are amazing & produce a high end result EVERY time in minimal time with zero hassle. The thought of using someone who doesn’t use her system would be hard to swallow.

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Lish is a true GEM!! She actually used CCS on my daughters long before she did me. They have seamless color and their process time has been much shorter since using that technique! I have shorter hair so when she whipped out her canvas I was skeptical but as usual this wonderful lady gave me perfect color! Love my time with her!!

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Alisha always  knows the right color and  style for me to look fresh, stylish and up to date. She makes me feel and look like a  million bucks each time. Thanks Alisha

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I have had a couple of experiences with the color canvas system. Both experiences left me with amazing hair. I receive many compliments. It’s kind of nice to not spend all afternoon in a chair, too! It’s seems to save so much time. Thank you, Alisha for always providing a great experience! You’re a true artist.

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I’m still in school, but have had the pleasure of having two classes taught by Alisha using the color canvas system. Her technique makes everything go smoother, and cuts down on the time my client has to sit in my chair. Everybody wins!

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Alisha made me feel absolutely beautiful. The color canvas system made the coloring process go so smooth and quickly. No more sitting in the chair for hours getting your hair foiled! The entire experience from start to finish was amazing! I love my hair and Alisha so much! I would recommend this to anyone it’s seriously so great!

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Lish completely transformed my hair! I have been going to Lish for over a year and I have loved every second. The work she does with the Color Canvas System is AMAZING!!! I love my hair every time I get it done.

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Amazing talent!!! My hair was destroyed when I first went to see Lish and she has brought it back to life!! It’s shiny and healthy again! The color canvas system is awesome! ???? You will be completely happy! ??

-Rebecca

 

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I love Lish!!!! You explain to her your ideas and wants and poof!!! You walk out of her salon even more beautiful and glorious than you thought!!! I’m so glad I found her. I tell everyone about her ❤️❤️ 

– Tarah

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For years I have been looking for something like this! I’ve always told my coworkers that I wished there was a table of some kind to do balayage techniques on and then I came across this small business and I am absolutely so happy that I have! This is literally one of the best inventions ever made and if you’re a technique-forward colorist type of stylist, this color canvas system is definitely for you. 

– Ryan

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I could list a thousand reasons why the Color Canvas System is worth every penny you will spend. Do you ergonomically want be better off in the long run? Do you want to display your work projects as art on the wall? Do you want help when you have a client with 3 literal feet of hair to balayage ? All above made possible and easy with the Color Canvas System . I am a licensed cosmetologist in Mi , I graduated beauty school four months ago and purchased two canvas’ as a graduation gift on myself. I made the money back that I spent on it in two weeks!! It cuts my work time in half, stops me from practicing to be a contortionist and makes me more money and gives me more time for more opportunities !! Message me on Instagram @dyingcreations , I can explain to you how I’m not a spokesperson nor am I being paid to tell you this at all, GET YOURSELF ONE. IT IS WORTH IT. YOU WILL LOVE IT, WITHOUT A DOUBT ‼️💘🤘🏼 

– Morgan

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Color Canvas System is a game changer! It really is! It makes a HUGE difference behind the chair (salon or house call) and that’s so valuable to all stylist all over the world! I had to make sure that I did my part to spread the word! I am truly grateful for this creation you have no idea!! Xoxo, Andrew Joel 

– Andrew

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I have never, ever dyed my hair before, but I wanted to try something new with colors. You're only in your 20's one time, right?

I have seen Alisha’s work on Instagram and Facebook and thought, “Alisha is the only one I can trust to color my hair” as I was really nervous to do something different! She asked me for my favorite colors and made sure to answer all my questions. My hair came out better than I could have ever imagined! I think we called it the “classy unicorn” look. I am so happy that I was able to express my personality with colors while still maintaining a professional look. I still can’t believe how well she was able to blend such a range of colors to one unified look. I would recommend Alisha and her Color Canvas to anyone looking for a new look. You will NOT be disappointed!

– Emily

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I had my first CCS experience about 6 months ago and it was truly amazing!

My color has been flawless ever since… Alisha and her Color Canvas System have me feeling absolutely spectacular every time I leave her chair!!!! It is so simple and easy without all the foil and time it takes to do standard balayage. It is truly an ART and I love the experience! Oxox

– Megan Franks

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The color system canvas was a great experience.

 It was very relaxing and was super quick, compared to my previous original ways to dye hair. I think this system works and is the new way to coloring hair. Lish is a great hair stylist and makes the experience even better. This system is new favorite and I think everyone should experience this new way of coloring hair.

– Ellah Pummel

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The CCS was the easiest way to dye hair that I have ever seen.

It takes so little time to get everything done and you can also go back and re-do a few pieces as well. It is very convenient and easy to learn how to do it as well. I could even do it if I wanted to!

– Gillian Schroeder

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I loved every minute of the technique Alisha used on my hair called balayage, using her Color Canvas System

It was very relaxing to be able to just lay my head back and let her do her thing. She is super friendly so it made the process go even better. The processing stage doesn’t take long whatsoever. I have very long and thick hair so when I had Alisha fix my hair colored it usually takes a very long time. Alisha’s technique cut a couple hours off the entire coloring process for me. I would definitely do it.

– Tori Mooreland

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I have had the pleasure of working with the Color Canvas System for about a month now. I absolutely love it and think it's the most ingenious idea!

 I have been a hairstylist for TWENTY years and as you may know a lot of hairstylist “burn-out” by this length of time. At this point in my career I am looking for ways to work smarter and not harder. This system has drastically cut down on my color application time and eliminated so much work using foil and mesh strips. I can achieve the balayage look that I have worked so hard for over the years in a more organized, less physical and less wasteful system. This is a GAME CHANGER! Plus, I can charge more for this service and everyone around the salon is asking about it… hairstylists and clients. This is a piece of salon equipment that is well worth the investment.

– Julie Zielinski

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I was always so skeptical about getting my hair colored mostly because I didn't want to sit in a stylist's chair for hours with foil on top of my head.

It just sounded silly to me. I finally made the leap when I discovered Alisha’s Color Canvas System. I was so relaxed the entire time. The process was quick and the end result was amazing. It was a unforgettable experience and I am so excited to go back! Thank you, Alisha, for creating a system that will truly benefit not only the clients, but the stylists as well.

– Shelby Anderson

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Alisha has helped me over the past 12-15 months to go naturally grey. Following is a first-hand account of the process.

I have been coloring my hair and typically wearing it short for decades! I’ve had pixies, wedges, over the ears, covering the ears, short bobs, bangs, no bangs, feathering, periods of growing it out then getting tired of that and chopping off to asymmetrical or shaggy again. Whatever the style, it’s included a chemical color process.

My first taste of color was as a teen when I started using “Sun In,” a bleach sprayed on my hair during the summer and using the sun to help it along to turn lighter. It turned red-brassy and orange. Ugh. And Ugly! So I started putting color on (drugstore color in a box) myself and then in my early 20’s I had henna put on my hair by my stylist. I liked the way it gave my hair texture and it felt like I was doing better by using a more natural product and process. But I returned to color in a box unless I had the funds to have a stylist professionally color my hair.

Fast forward to now. Here I am in my 60’s and got so tired of keeping up with the roots. I traveled a great deal (and still do but now for pleasure) and was in front of and mingled with hundreds of people in my career and when the roots started peeking through, it was “here we go again and how do I find time to get to the salon?” It just didn’t seem healthy to continue to put lots of color chemical onto my scalp but I felt trapped into maintaining it for professional reasons primarily. In the last few years, I’d observed other women beginning to let their hair go grey and I decided it was time to do it! Why not? I told myself I could always start coloring again but really don’t see that as an option at this stage.

On with the process of going au natural. Early on in this decision, Alisha lightened my hair I’m assuming to remove leftover color. It felt like, “Oh god, this is really blonde and I thought I was headed to grey!” But I trusted her and knew this was all part of the process and she was careful to continue to check the health of my hair and scalp, trim routinely. I had also grown my short hair out over the last few years so drier ends and drier hair over all is typical of my age and needed special attention.

Alisha has me visit her every 7-8 weeks to put toner on to soften and silver-ize the new growth and address the older growth to keep it from looking too yellow. She’s been great about documenting the process with photos and recommending appropriate shampoos and conditioners. And, she’s been wonderful as my hair-counselor, always encouraging and supporting my decisions and collaborating with me for identifying goals that are realistic and gives me styling ideas to help minimize any not-so-silver-yet areas.

In another year, I hope I am able to report that all my older growth is gone and all that’s remaining are my locks of luscious silver with sprinkles and streaks of pepper! THANK YOU, Alisha!

– Eleanor Cox

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My Color Canvas System experiences left me with amazing hair.

I receive many compliments. It’s kind of nice to not spend all afternoon in a chair, too! It seems to save so much time. Thank you, Alisha for always providing a great experience! You’re a true artist.

– Kelly Osborn

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The color canvas system ambassadors came to my school to show case this wonderful system and I was in love right from the jump!

This is such a innovative concept that helps you see where the hair will lay naturally and helps you perfect you color placement. This will be great for my long haired clients and I can’t wait to get my hands on one! Many new coloring techniques and tricks are taught in the demo class as well that have helped me see things more clearly when it comes to placement! 10/10!

– Sky Comacho

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Have you ever wanted something that just made your job and artistic side come together? Color Canvas Systems does just that.

My clients have been LOVING THE EXPERIENCE. They have said they feel more artistic in my chair with a Canvas behind them. How cool right?! For myself, I’m an avid hair painter. It’s 99% of what I do behind the chair. I LOVE THIS TOOL. It’s so natural to use and creates natural looks with an ease like a summer day’s breeze. I promise you won’t be disappointed.

– Cole Butler

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The work Lish does with the Color Canvas System is AMAZING!

Lish completely transformed my hair! I have been going to Lish for over a year and I have loved every second. I love my hair every time I get it done.

– Lexie Howard

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The Color Canvas System made the coloring process go so smooth and quickly.

No more sitting in the chair for hours getting your hair foiled! The entire experience from start to finish was amazing! I love my hair and Alisha so much! I would recommend this to anyone it’s seriously so great!

– Morgan

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The Color Canvas System cuts down on the time my client has to sit in my chair.

Im still im school, but have had the pleasure of having two classes taught by Alisha using the color canvas system. Her technique makes everything go smoother, and cuts down on the time my client has to sit in my chair. Everybody wins!

– Paige Goldsberry

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The Color Canvas System creates seamless color in much less time.

Lish is a true GEM! She actually used CCS on my daughters long before she did me. They have seamless color and their process time has been much shorter since using that technique! I have shorter hair so when she whipped out her canvas I was skeptical but as usual this wonderful lady gave me perfect color! Love my time with her!

– Cyndi Malcom

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The Color Canvas System is amazing and produces a high end result EVERY time in minimal time with zero hassle.

No need for a long review because my response to Alisha’s work & CCS is that both are amazing & produce a high end result EVERY time in minimal time with zero hassle. The thought of using someone who doesn’t use her system would be hard to swallow.

– Alicia Andrew

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The Color Canvas System is the most revolutionary and innovative tool I have ever used!

Incorporating it into my intricate wig color work and designs has literally taken my craft to the next level. It enables me to have 2 free hands to paint with instead of just one which is so crucial on the work that I do. I use the Color Canvas at a steep vertical position. This enables me to paint my designs onto the hair in its natural fall position. This is so crucial to those details not getting lost, which can result from not using proper elevation. Paying attention to every last detail is so important. Right down the the tools you are using. This system was most definitely the missing link to my craft and I am so grateful to have it! It has definitely taken my work to the next level as well as added an element of true artistic flare which I love!

– Shannon Romano

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I highly recommend the ColorCanvas System for all stylists! Behind the chair I’m mostly hair painting, balayage, & extensions.

I’ve been using this canvas for 3 weeks now and it is a TOTAL GAME CHANGER for me !!!! I can not believe how easy it is to work, store away, and it gives me all the room I need to paint away ????????. I’m so happy I found Alisha and her color canvas system and I’m so happy to take my colors to the next level!!! I attached a pic of my first setup and my daughters after pics and all’s I can say is OBSESSED ????????????

– Sandra Gilbert

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I loved working with Color canvas system.

My clients comment was that it was a faster application , better dimensions with three or four colors techniques. And great results. Thanks ccs for all the support.

– Courtney Perry-Baer

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The Color Canvas System is such an amazing tool! It’s so versatile.

I use it for balayage, highlights, color, and extensions. You can really do it all with this system! I love that all of your tools are right in front of you making your application so efficient. If you’re a hairstylist you need this in your life!

– Erin Fletcher