Remember when salon colour menus were a thrilling list of full-head, half head, T-bar, block colour (someone wake me, I’m drifting off to sleep at the very thought of it!). You’d choose your tone (blonde, brunette or red for the adventurous!) from a shade chart and sit back and wait for the foils to kick in.
As I look back over the year it’s scattered with highlights (no pun intended!) It started with a bang with the launch of Jack Howard at Paul Edmonds, and what a brilliant collaboration it’s been. Working alongside such a caring talented man with a brilliant team where everyone has made me feel so welcome has just been fantastic.
The recent rise of the dandy has got to be a good thing for hairdressers and barbers because it brings with it a huge opening to up-sell products and hair colour to our male clientele.
[rows]As the year draws to an end , the good press about Balayage keeps getting bigger and the article in this months Your Hair sets the standard for next year, I was rather shocked but loved the title of it. Long live the Balayage revolution
It’s been a mad few weeks, with very little time for me to sit down and write. As some of you will know I have now been appointed the International Colour Director for Neville hair and beauty, 5 Pont Street London, The Bugari Hotel London, and St Barts. The whole move has been amazing and I was thrilled with the great press it received, so thanks to Creative head , Hairdressers Journal and Respect for their support.
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