Recently I was invited to hear Josh Wood talk at a Redken event, a rare opportunity to listen to an industry icon talk. The subject got onto trends and what Josh thought; it was so interesting because he also feels that because the technology of colour, either from a box or a tube, is so good and getting even better, the only thing that’s going to distinguish us from our competitors is the application. Given that most hairdressers say they do balayage and to some interpretation they do, what sets one apart from the other? APPLICATION. It’s the same for most commercial looks now because the colour choice is what fans the instagram story, but it’s the application that makes it look amazing.
Who Said Commercial Colour Was Boring?! follow me over two articles where I discuss why its not.
I recently read this line in an article: ‘When will you decide to take action on all that education you’re consuming? Because the truth is, until you do, please do not expect any changes to occur.”
Red is the current IT girl micro colour trend or so it seems, we can’t open a magazine without reading about it and even the Daily Mail did an article on it earlier in the year (more about that later).
My lovely client Clara Paget has gone back red, who is filming the hit USA show Black Sails which you can now see on Amazon here in the UK. Ronze ‘a red bronze’ is trending in the USA a getting a slight look in here in the UK
Whilst looking back through my work I realised that I had started using the term Bronde back in July 2012 thats three years ago! and it seems like this look is staying strong and current .
January has seen me take my Balayage revolution class on the road, already i’ve been in Cork and Newcastle. The response has been huge and heartwarming. People and the industry are more aware of the technique now, looking back at the last few years and it has really taken off here in the UK. There is still some confusion about what Balayage is, and in it’s classic form it’s a highlighting technique, but slowly we are over coming that. I believe its the fear of going close to the scalp that frightens hairdressers the most, colour bleeding on the scalp has never been a pretty look, and this is certainly part of the focus in my classes.