Hey Beauties! It’s been a while since I posted because I’m actually working on a brand new website! I’ve also been very busy with clients so I apologize for my absence.
This is Lida. She Had her hair colored black in October of 2013 by another stylist. (This is faded a bit from what it was) she didn’t love the dark and started going back blonde. She didn’t want any damage done to her hair so she went really slow with the process.
This was a year and a half after trying to go blonde. Her previous stylist was only touching up her roots every time to avoid damage on her ends. While it’s good to avoid damage when going blonde from dark you have to expect some damage and need to go to the ends every time or every other time or you get all the different lines of color you see in her hair. Like I said before Olaplex is the best to use in these situations because I can go all the way to her ends with little to no damage!
Here is the final result!! For her color I used Joico Lightener With 20 vol. through the front and 30 vol. through the back. Lida was so concerned about her hair breaking off, but because we used Olaplex I only had about 15 strands of hair in my brush! You lose more hair than that every day! You can even tell that it looks much more healthy in her after picture because of Olaplex. After she processed I toned her with Aloxxi Romance On The Rialto (10P lightest violet ash blonde) before Olaplex getting that much dark out in one appointment would have left her ends fried and we would have had to do it in 3 or 4 appointments. We still need to color her once more to get it perfect, but I’m more than happy with how it turned out!!
This client came in and wanted us to fix her red she had just done the night before. She used box color from Walmart and that is such a big no no!! She was trying to save money (like I mentioned before) but ended up costing herself more and didn’t get the results she wanted. I’ll probably repeat myself a few times here so I’ll apologize in advance. She asked me to take her to a light ash brown and showed me pictures of girls with level 7-8 hair color. (That’s like a dirty blonde) Now this is where communication comes into play and showing clients what the different colors and levels are is so important. I’ll expand on this a little later. I gave her two options for this. One was to strip all the red from her hair, Lighten her hair, and then put the light brown or dark blonde color over top. That would be a lengthy, and expensive process though, but give her exactly what she wanted. Her second option was to put a darker brown than she wanted (at least a level 5) on as an all over color to cover up the red. There was no guarentee though that the red would completely cover and if it did, wouldn’t start to show once her color began to fade. I also had no idea what other colors were on her hair and how this would react. This option was much cheaper though being an all over with Olaplex on her hair length was $85 and the color correction she wanted was $140+. My suggestion to her and anyone is to save up to have it done right. I know we hate to walk around with our hair all messed up, but trust me it will save you time and money in the future!! You won’t have to come back so often to cover that red or whatever color is underneath. Now let’s see her results!
It turned out much better than I anticipated! You can still see the tint of red in her hair, but it looks more natural and like it’s supposed to be there rather than just red splotches everywhere. I ended up putting Aloxxi’s Full of Bologna (5A Light Ash Brown) with 10 vol. and Olaplex. This is where that communication I was talking about comes into play. If she had just told me a light ash brown I would have taken out my 5A and put it all over and thought I had got a perfect color. Color means different things to everyone so it’s so important as a client to show pictures and really communicate what you want. It’s also extremely important on my part to educate my clients on the different colors and options they have with their hair. Now let’s get back to her color. I let her sit under heat for 30 minutes and then washed her with Smooth Sexy Hair’s smoothing Shampoo and Conditoner. Another stylist at the salon actually cut her hair because of a scheduling conflict. I think considering everything she had on her hair it turned out pretty darn good. She was pleased with it and at the end of the day that’s all that matters. Thanks for reading beauties!! And next time you go to throw box color on your hair DONT! And come see me! Much love!