hair coloring

Hair Color requires knowing how to mix formulas to achieve the right colors for every individual client’s hair. Coloring hair is an art but also entails many other factors. First and foremost is experience. To create the right hair color for an individual’s hair and skin tone, experience is essential. The more you work with color, the more you learn firsthand, how each color affects every type of hair..

Beginners can learn basics but it takes years to learn what works and what doesn’t work. The second factor is the colorist understanding of what color, level and quantity you are mixing to achieve the right color. Couple that with the critical third element, timing, which brings it all together. You must know how long a product needs to be active in order to achieve the color you want. The last factor and one that is vitally important to most color clients is the knowledge of how to cover grey roots. This is the reason that most clients get color and if you cannot cover grey, you’ve failed to provide your clients with what they want most.

 hair coloring

Experience working with color on all hair types is essential to being a successful colorist. Knowing how to create exactly the right shade, knowing what works on thin hair or thick hair, damaged hair or virgin hair comes with experience and good training. A hairstylist needs to give each client the right one-on-one attention so that they control the timing element in order to avoid damaging or over-processing hair. Different levels of peroxide create different results and again experience plays a role in understanding how to mix just the right volume percentage of peroxide to get the right color lift.

Coloring & Highlighting
hair highlighting
Highlighting hair should be done with foils. By using foils you can control exactly where the color is applied and keep it away from the hair that is intended to remain natural. The foils also create heat that helps the color process. Knowing how to create different sectioning effects requires skill and training. Of course choosing the right colors to compliment the base or natural color is critical. Highlighting hair should be done with a lighter color than the natural hair color to give hair dimension, thickness and movement. The result of this method throws more light on the face.

hair highlighting
We can also achieve beautiful highlight effects by depositing a light amount of color on a comb and lightly apply it to different areas on the hair.  This method is called biologing.  A skilled eye will know which colors match the natural hair color whether you're using one or more colors to achieve a desired effect. 

Timing is the key to achieving the perfect results.  If the timing is off, the finished color will be off and risk possibly damaging the hair.  Highlighting is a science that requires precision and experience.


All services include shampoo, conditioner
and hair styling at no additional charge.

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