So the first tip is regarding skin and/or strand testing. The instructor made two great points about strand testing.
- If the client is young and new to haircolor, then there is a chance that they can be allergic to the haircolor. A skin test may be needed a few days before the color service.
- If the client is new and has long hair, then the history of the hair can factor into the results of your color service so it is better to spend an extra 30 minutes watching haircolor process on a "strand test" versus completing the whole head and encountering uneven color results or breakage. Correcting uneven results can take you an extra four hours and who wants to overprocess already weak hair?
The second tip that I want to share with you is in regards to multi-dimensional haircoloring. I learned a long time ago to use two different color foils, but what "hit home" for me this time was the bending the foil over the rattail comb to show your foil color. Many times in the past, I would lose focus and would have to flip the foil over to check on the color of the foil because all the foil looks the same on the back side of it.
The third tip is regarding those measurement lines at the bottom of the haircolor mixing bowls. The inch lines are for when you need to add extra pigment to a color formula.
This is the first time that any instructor has suggested how to use these lines at the bottom of the bowl. I will have to further research if each line can be used to equal a specific amount of ounces.
Great tips- right? I have already been able to put in practice what I learned in the two classes (Fundamental Foiling and Corrective Color).