colour correction and Balayage

More and more directors are asking for authenticity from actresses when it comes to hair colour , and so wigs are being put to one side and the directors are asking for the hair to be coloured, great for our industry a little harsh on the actress if she’s going from one role to the next and different colours., But on screen it looks much more realistic than a wig even a good wig.I think they can always add pieces to the look but the majority is the actresses hair
last year I took Suki Waterhouse Brunette knowing full well that I would have to take her back blonde at the end of the film. Given this I wanted to make the transition as smooth as possible, and had hoped for a few weeks but literally had 2 days to turn it around. Life in the Bubble always throws you a curve
Often we see celebrities in the press during a colour transition and they look slightly imperfect but for the film or tv show its spot on, most colour changes/ corrections are better when going from dark to light gradually, i believe in leaving the hair in good condition , remember beautiful colour is really only achieved when the hair is in great condition (this is why we should always offer our professional shampoo and conditioning systems to clients) up sell!
My initial thought was to use Loreal professional Effesor which although I like you can’t do a pre lightening service on the same day so i would have needed more time for the balayage. with Effesor technically you need to do what they call a search cleanse and if thats not enough on to the deep cleanse , its all about finding out the true colour story that clients don’t always tell us and so you don’t damage the hair. You can then colour the hair but no pre lightener can be used that day so I would have needed at least 24 hours at least to rest. Alternatively I also like Goldwells colour remover system this removes the colour molecule and can be done in one or 2 applications i’ve had great success with it and its in my kit bag so to speak. read more

Ecaille the hot new colour trend

“As we all know hair colour trends are constantly changing and moving
forward. For sometime now I’ve been noticing the evolution of Ombré and balayage and of late I’ve been as bored by Ombré as much as I’ve tired of classic foils. So I’m excited to hear from California about the latest buzzword taking the states by storm; Ecaille – a French word meaning tortoiseshell. read more

HAAB needs you

Just before Christmas I was humbled to be offered a position on the Fundraising committee for HAAB and give back to a community who has been so supportive of me over my long career, It’s not all about Balayage . So  whats that you might say well it’s the “hair and beauty benevolent fund” set up to specifically help Individuals and their families in our Industry . since 1853 read more

Beautifully Balayage and the Brunette

Most brunettes like being brown, they hate orange and red tones and when it come to grey coverage they just want to look natural. Yet whatever city you’re in you always see that client – the one in the 40-65 year old range with that orange brown glow of coloured hair… Maybe it’s a home job, maybe not: it’s hard to keep the brassy tones away in the sunshine and colour does oxidize so our job as colourists is to work hard at keeping the brass away. Fortunately, recent developments are making this easier. read more