When native Baltimore stylist Nikole Butler was asked if she felt hair color could make one a winner or loser, she said it’s quite true. Butler said, “Winning- Shiny healthy looking vibrant color no matter what shade you use. You should receive the same consistent color from root to ends. Your new hair color is now a high end accessory not an unsightly liability.”
She concluded that “Losing- Hair is dull, brittle and maybe even shedding. Your color is lighter near the roots and in random places, bands everywhere (dark lines in hair shaft) and color bleeding. Trust me people know when you color your hair yourself, you do not need a trained eye to know the difference. Take the time to find someone to color your hair correctly.”
What can be the catastrophe of a bad hair color job?
The biggest catastrophe in hair coloring is miscommunication and not achieving the desired color your client has requested. To avoid such catastrophes means leaving nothing to interpretation. Use photos, color swatches and images. Do not allow a client to walk in and say, “I want blonde hair. You also need a visual to pinpoint tone, level and desired results.
What can be the great results from a great hair color experience?
A lot of women color their hair and miss the experience of “the experience.”
First, the experience begins in our Wash House; this is where your hair is pampered and pre-treated and strengthened. Stop the clock; twenty minutes in our wash house is like taking a two hour nap. We start by determining your hair care needs – strengthening, moisture, body, clarifying – whatever the needs are and follow up with a hair, neck and scalp massage and hot towel wrap.
Now it’s time to create your custom color; there are many different variations of the color red. We can make red violet, red red, red orange, red blonde, red brown.
Finally, the cut and style make the process complete. This is where the client really gets excited and starts to glow and see their vision start to shape. The experience starts at the bowl and ends in the style chair.
The client has been pampered through this whole process and are not just happy but also overjoyed with their decision.
Source: Guest writer stylist Nikole Butler
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