Before choosing a new hair color, consider your skin tone and eye color. You may find that warmer colors suit you better and lift your overall appearance. For example, if your hair has already been bleached or colored a very light blond hue and your darker roots are starting to show, change your color to a warmer tone of blond with deep honey highlights. And forget the bleach… your hair needs time to recuperate. A new hair color can create an extraordinary impact when combined with a fresh new hair style.Also when you are changing your hair color also make sure you change your makeup colors also. Many clients will keep the same makeup colors and they will see that they are not very complementing to there new hair color. And always change you hair color as the seasons change along with your makeup. Make sure you have your hairdresser tell you the changes you need in your makeup also.
This is a good question. Due to the prior service given to the client, she is now in your hands. If the hair is damaged, I do not suggest proceeding with a chemical service. Porosity is a key factor on how well the damaged hair can be lightened and how long the tone will stay in the hair. Permanent hair color is permanent but the tone is not. The virtue in corrective hair color is patience. The customer must understand that there will be follow-up appointments in securing the final goal of the hair color. Hair color (Fadage) will also be a problem for the client. This is due to porosity of the hair. The health of the hair must be given a total commitment by the client. Home hair care is a must. Establishing realistic goals between the client and colorist is very important. Remember, the colorist who is fixing the prior chemical service is not the one who damaged it. Work with your colorist. I recently had a customer visit and all her hair was burned off! She asked what she could do. I suggested cutting off the remaining hair in a nice textured style. She wanted to keep what was left and believe me, it was no longer than 2’ inches. I suggested a style for the shape of her face and color that would match her skin tone and eye color. But she wanted it left long and it really didn’t suit her. Sometimes you just have to walk away as a professional….
Joseph Kellner Hairdresser/Haircolorist/MakeupArtist