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Hair Colour what is and isn't possible

by Administrator

Posted 26 March 2018

What colour can I have on my hair, what would suit me?
I have worked in the hairdressing industry for over 42 years and if I had to sum up in one sentence my biggest challenge! It would be explaining what isn't possible with hair colour. On the face of it that might seem like a strangely negative statement, however I am not in the business of making promises that I cannot keep.I totally understand from the customers perspective that they see a picture and that may be the colour they want. And then you read an advert telling you how easy it is to achieve so you go to a salon, and then the problems begin before you have even started.

Does this sound familiar? they say things like "we will have to cut it all off first" or "Tint does not lighten tint" and "This is not achievable because......."and even "It will be a year before you can get that colour"

Not surprising clients get fed up is it?

When I do a colour consultation my main concern is that the customer understands me and that I am being kind in my explanation. Chances are a long hair-dressy explanation will just confuse somebody so I try to explain things in their terms.Most things can be achieved in time but some just plain cannot. For example the hair is already bleached and they want to go lighter and it is going to break the hair, in that instance I will be very honest but try to offer an alternative. Colour is somewhat like paint different primary colours when mixed make other colours, a prime example would be when you have Blonde hair and you try to stick Brown over it, then it goes Green. This is why it's important to get good advice first, also skin test, skin test, skin test, repeated because it is so important even if you are doing your own colour. I remember some good advice I got years ago " act in haste and repent at your leisure", a colour reaction can be nasty. If you have any general or specific colour questions use the contact us page and we will be happy to try and answer them for you.

The pressure a new job brings to restyle yourself

by Administrator

Posted 06 March 2018

A restyle is a must for a new job
So you got a new job, that's exciting in fact really awesome, but what a lot of pressure.I don't know about you but it can be terrifying going to work somewhere new, the fear of the unknown and what will my new colleagues be like. Will they be judging me and my style? so we buy a new wardrobe and think about a change of hairstyle. Great that's fantastic, when my clients do this i'm really excited for them and a little scared also. If you really know your client I personally think it is important to talk this out together. And it's not just the style is it? are you going to feel comfortable with it and to be completely honest....... sometimes it's a new job panic. My job is to spot that and stop my clients making a faux pas, hey if they are perfect the way they are I will tell them. But sometimes people need a little help and encouragement and somebody in their corner. Change needs a trigger and that can be the new job, change is good it gets you going places!

You might be surprised at what ideas your stylist comes up with if you just say this. "If you could do whatever you want with my hair, what would it be?" try it you might be pleasantly surprised

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