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The Dover Color Bar Specializes In Hair Color and Precision Cuts

By S. Mathur

Salon owner and master stylist Loretta Tower has a background in the fine arts and specializes in portrait painting. If that sounds like exactly the kind of person you'd like to put in charge of coloring and styling your hair, the studio's many clients in Dover, NH would agree with you. With the Dover Color Bar there's no need to drive down to Portsmouth or Boston for a stylish hair cut. Specializing in precision cuts and hair color, the salon also offers a space to pamper yourself.

The salon itself has a contemporary, lounge atmosphere. The Color Bar is just that, a bar where you can enjoy a drink while getting your hair color. The signature mango martini is highly recommended.

"Our comfortable, modern yet contemporary atmosphere caters to our clients comfort and relaxation," Tower said. "All color services are done at the color bar, where our guests can have a glass of wine, beer or a martini. All without the distraction of a mirror, allowing our guests to simply relax and enjoy the experience."

There are complete hair salon services as well, and spa treatments to help you feel great while looking great. The hair salon does have mirrors, Tower adds, so you can see how the style is progressing.

"All cutting services are done at traditional stations with mirrors, where stylist and client collaborate to create the perfect cut and style," she said. "We are highly skilled and creative in our craft and seek to allow our guests to look and feel their best."

We asked Tower to share some professional tips for maintaining hair color, and she obliged.

"To preserve your color and hair investment, it is always advised to use a professional color protect shampoo and conditioner," she said. "Avoid super hot water when rinsing your hair, lukewarm is best. And to preserve color/vibrancy even longer, avoid shampooing hair every other wash, but condition every time."

She also recommends using shampoo with a color additive that matches your hair color, which can help keep hair color looking fresh for a longer time.

The salon offers color services for men and women, as well as hair cuts and styling, nails, waxing and bridal services. Only the highest quality professional products are used, and the salon also carries lines like Kevin Murphy, Paul Mitchell, All Nutrient and Milk_Shake. All stylists are licensed and stay in touch with the latest trends and techniques like ombre and balyage, hair extensions and bridal up-dos.

The salon is also very connected to the local community, and features artwork by local artists and photographers for sale.

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