Ruby Devine has over 17 years of experience in the beauty industry. Some of Ruby's most notable and recent accomplishments include traveling internationally representing herself as an independent educator and now representing one of the industry's leading color lines, Pulp Riot.
Now as the proud owner of The LABoratory, she leads her dynamic team of stylists daily to help bring the ultimate beauty services and experiences to the DMV area.
The LABoratory is considered an "all around" service salon. We take on clients ranging from ages 4-84. Ruby Devine and her team specialize in dynamic color services such as blonding, balayage, and fashion color.
Quality Services for Dashing Results
Please Note: all services are subject to change based off the length, density, and difficulty of the desired end result.
***A 48 hour notice is required to change or cancel an appointment. Failure to do so will result in a charge equal to half the amount of the starting price of scheduled appointment.
***All services are a la carte, meaning chemical and conditioning services do not include blowout/styled finishes.
***Please disclose if length, density or texture may require extra time to complete service.
*** Please do not bring companions or children to a service if they're not receiving a service. Any additional guest that arrive without an appointment will be asked to wait outside of studio, or your service will be rescheduled for a later date and be subject to our late cancel charge. NO EXCEPTIONS!
stand alone service
This is perfect to add shine or tone out unwanted hues typically for blondes and balayage, but also great to add richness and shine to any color canvas
T-zone color retouch
Retouching the first inch or less of new growth around the front of the hairline and down your part line to give you more time in between your color services. (Think “T” shaped subsection of hair)
Coloring from scalp to one inch or less out covering only new growth
One shade of color applied from scalp to ends of hair
Full Bleach (blonde/platinum)
This is for our full blonde or "bleach and tone" clients.
This is for all full blonde retouches ( retouching only the first inch or less of new growth). This is for clients with not more than 4-6 weeks of new growth. More than that is considered a "color correction"
Root retouch with partial highlight or lowlights
Color applied to the first inch or less from scalp and a partial foil weave of color to add dimension.
***NOTE: Price increase if desired highlight is a "babylight"
Root retouch with full foil highlight or lowlight
Color retouch on the first inch or less of your new growth accompanied by a full foil highlight or lowlight
***Note: Price subject to change if desired highlight is a “babylight”
This is a perfect "in between" service for all of our dynamic blondes and balayage clients. This is to give that pop of lightness back around the face.
Perfect for those looking for a little Devine Intervention. This highlight service sits between a "money piece" service and a "partial highlight" in terms of coverage and is ideal for in between balayage or babylight service.
Traditional partial foil highlight or lowlight placement. Outlining the whole hairline and the "mohawk" section
A full head of foiled highlights or lowlights to add dimension to the hair
Partial balayage or balayage retouch
Hand painted highlights within the interior or the hair from the bottom of the crown and up to the front hairline
A full head of hand painted highlights. Balayage is designed to give not more than 2-4 levels of lift and a gradient highlighted effect.
perfect for those in-between full baby light or to break up the new growth on a balayage but maintain optimum blonde tone
Full head of tightly weaved foiled highlights to give the ultimate blonde with minimum dimension.
Full balayage with fashion color overlay
Hand painted highlights intended to not give more than 2-4 levels of lift and a gradient lightening finished off with an overlay of one shade of fashion color. (typically a pastel shade)
Full balayage with face framing highlights
Hand painted highlights designed to give a gradient lift no more than 2-4 levels lighter than starting shade within the interior of the hair accompanied by tiny weaved highlights around the face to give the ultimate money piece.
"The Full Monty" Babylights/balayage/highlight/shadow root and tone
This is blonding service uses 4 different techniques all wrapped up in one to create the most optimal blonde with slight dimension with a design haircut and finish (Think Pinterest bonding)
Fashion color appointments apply to those who want any color of the rainbow that doesn't occur naturally in hair color. This does NOT include color corrective fashion color (going from one side of the color wheel to the other) or those wanting silver, grey or pastels (those requiring blonding of more than 4 levels lighter would be categorized as "corrective color") . Finished with a haircut customized to your hair type.
***NOTE: Fashion color MUST be done on pre lightened ("bleached") hair. Price increase for intricate placement or multiple color melting
Fashion color touchup
Fashion color touch up appointments apply to those who want any color not occurring in natural hair colors. Wanting to just reapply over what is already existing canvas and within the same color family, etc. Pinks-purples, blues-greens, oranges-reds. This service does NOT include relightening your new growth
Fashion color that lives in the interior of the hair making it concealable and convertible.
A term and technique created by Ruby Devine herself.
Blowout finish add on to chemical or conditioning service
Stand alone blowout/style
Blowout style finished with curling iron or flat iron
Bang trim/undercut/hairline cleanup
This is for the "in between" services. Trimming your bangs, or calipering down an undercut, or even cleaning up the outline to a short cropped haircut. This requires time, so we've made an appointment slot for it!
Any haircut using predominately clippers to create the main shape blended into a length using scissors to finish and detail.
***NOTE: Not a detailed barbers fade or finish. Ideal for women with short "she fades" or men with a 1/4" perimeter blended into a longer length on top.
Short cut with styled finish
A cropped length haircut using scissors only to detail and create a shape and style customized to your hair type.
***NOTE: This is gender neutral
Medium cut with styled finish
This is for most clients with chin to shoulder length hair.
Long cut with styled finish
A customized haircut designed by your stylist to fit your individual style and preferences for hair lengths at shoulder blades and longer.
**NOTE: Please specify when booking if hair exceeds common lengths and density so we can add more time for finish style.
Express Keratin treatment
Conditioning treatment - add on