Officially its summer and i’m supposed to be taking it easy, well that’s another story, August is actually busy it seems i’m in a mad rush before my vacation, Its exciting times though. This week i’ll be teaching a 1-2-1 Balayage class and he’s flown in from Singapore for it, so the word is spreading . Im also working on a new format for my presentations its always good to have a look back and tweek it all, trying to make it all a little more digital, and i’m expanding, next year i’m meeting up with some other colourists and I will selecting 1 or 2 of them to train up with my method and then working together teaching balayage, so we can hold bigger classes and reach more people because at the moment I can’t meet the demand. Its wonderful to see my little dream grow.
As much as I like a balayage look all soft and natural, there is no denying that I love a cool white all over blonde, I don’t know about you but I seem to be doing a lot of them at the moment, and loving every one of them. The trick of course is getting the hair pre lightend up to a very very pale yellow and even, before then glazing . I love platinium for Balayage but prefer the new studio blonde powder lightner for an all over blonde . For me I use either 20 or 30 volume developer depending on the base colour and try to encourage clients to come back at monthly interval because as we all know as soon as you go over that half inch regrowth then its time for a long regrowth application which is time consuming and annoying.
Blondes always capture my imagination and attention either i’m admiring a gorgeous blondes hair out and about or thinking WHY? you shouldn’t be that blonde . but as i’ve said so many times in the column its all about personal taste. Blondes can be tricky but worth it though, lets look at the worth it first.
I can’t believe that we are already in Febuary and i’ve not even done a post this year yet. Catching up with all the great press i’ve had recently I thought a blog update would be a good way to get started. But first the really exciting news NEXT Model Management has partnered with and me to provide specialist hair treatments to its models and talent. “We are so excited to work with Jack Howard and the team at Neville’s – his coloring experience is exactly what we are looking for to keep the models hair in top condition” says Amanda Bretherton, President of Next London. Next represents top models such as Abbey Lee, Anja Rubik, Andrés Velencoso, Arizona Muse, Malgosia Bela, David Agbodji, Jon Kortajarena, Meghan Collison, Suvi Koponen and Zuzanna Bijoch as well as special talent including Alexa Chung, Lana Del Rey, Paloma Faith, Ellie Goulding, Rita Ora and Pharrell among others. I have had so much fun and seen a few of the models on the runway of NYFW already
And then the article it’s self a full page
When I started teaching colour for L’oreal Proffessional USA in 1999,I had to earn my stripes and learn how to translate my knowledge and skills into ways that people could understand, so trade shows in small cities is where it all began for me, but before long I knew that I loved being in a class room talking and demonstrating salon successful colour, rather than on stage in front of thousands of people demonstrating techniques I never used in the salon, it was the one thing I knew early on – I wanted to share with other Hairdressers how to create beautiful wearable believable hair colour.