In a recent article on-line for Professional Hairdresser I was quoted as saying foils where going to go the way of the cap, and I believe that to be true, we only have to look at the A-list celebrity to see this, look at Michelle Williams in the latest Louis Vuitton campaign, you can’t get that with foils. It’s not that I hate foils thirty years ago when I was training I found them amazing,interesting and creative compared to the cap, but for years now many hairdressers have been doing the same pattern on all clients, it’s quickish, lucrative, you don’t have to really think to hard but often a commercial colourist can feel like a machine. Many times walking in to a salon it’s a sea of clients wrapped in perfectly placed foils, the results are rather boring unimaginative and it doesn’t feel artistic to me. for many colourists my age, thats what we know and its hard to start learning something new again (if its not broken don’t mess with it) and for many younger colourists that’s what their mums and aunties had, there is a whole new world out there and its called Balayage
Most of my Brunette clients like being brown, they hate orange and red tones and just want to look natural. Never have I heard a client say can you put some orange highlights in my hair Jack!. Yet all around me I can see that orange brown glow of badly coloured hair, in all fairness its hard to keep the brassy tones away in the sunshine and colour does oxidize but even so its our job as colourists to work hard at keeping the brass away.
July 1st 2013 was the British Fellowship of Hairdressers members night, where members can showcase their work in a 4 minuite segment. Well being a colourist I teamed up with the very talented KY Wilson to style for me, as we all know without a great blow dry colour doesn’t look good.
This month sees the release of the Tattler good hair guide, and i was so thrilled to see two of my teamates included that I didn’t even see me mentioned.
Monday June 17th 2013 saw another great day at the Loreal international academy with 17 participants, all ready to take part in what has been a revolution in commercial hairdressing/colouring. More and more clients and colourists are looking for ways to approach haircolour that feels fresh modern and beautiful.