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Sunday, April 27, 2014

Thinking about new Haircolor for the Spring?

 It's spring time, and clients are inquiring about new haircolor!  If you see a picture in the magazine that you like, then use it for color placement and styling decisions only.  You should look at a swatch book to see what haircolor choices are available.  Please remember the swatches are on "white" hair so unless you are starting out with "bleached out" hair, then a colorist will know what needs to be done to get you in the family of the color look that you are trying to achieve.  You basically have to decide if you want any reds or coppers present or purely golden yellow or blonde toned down to a light brown.

Everyone except redheads fall into the natural level chart above.  Level 1 is black and Level 10 is a blonde. So as a colorist, we have to get you from your natural level to your desired color.  Sometimes lightener or hair bleach is a must if you are a level one through level four which are all forms of jet black to darkest brown.

Many times with haircolor, it is best to work with your hair's natural color lift and just tone it.  We as colorists just need to know how visible you want the highlights to look.  Subtle? or Showstopping in a good way?

9 comments:

  1. Hi. my name is Rose and I have natural unprocessed african-american hair. I'm a 1b if I were to buy hair extensions. I want to dye my hair with this brand if you think it is a good match for natural type 4a hair. I do have greys.

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    1. Hi Rose! I would probably trust Schwarzkopf Royal Igora with a 30 volume developer more for gray coverage on unprocessed type 4a hair. It's 1 to 1 ratio.

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  2. i also wanted to ask you for any at home self color semi-permanent recommendations for a warm reddish black like black cherry color for natural type 4 hair. I'm looking through all of your past posts but don't see any recommendations

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    1. In the past, I have mentioned the Clairol Jazzing semi-permanent colors. They have an intense dye load. I still recommend the Jazzing brand in the fuschia colored squeeze bottles.

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  3. Thank you so much, I faithfully read your blog and cant tell you how I often check to see if you've reviewed a product before I purchase. Youll never know the blessing you are to us.

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    1. Thanks Rose for the compliments, support, and feedback!

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  4. in re the schwartzkopf are you referring to the royal igora vibrance demi colors? is this sold to the public cause i'm a home styling person who uses a hot comb and like doing my own hair? thanks

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    1. Igora Permanent color is in the red packaging. Schwarzkopf and Beth Minardi are both professional haircolor lines. For home haircoloring, fresh Textures and Tones box haircolor has received many awesome reviews for coloring locs. I have been tempted myself to pick up a box up.

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    2. I just had a loc wearer mention that the blonde in the Texture and Tones haircolor was too strong for her locs. She trusted the Dark and Lovely Au Naturale haircolor. It has worked well for her.

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