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Highlights using highlift Colour:


Highlights using highlift Colour:


A place to share thoughts and idea’s on matters relating to hair colouring skill and techniques and anything industry related.

Low Lights: The  most natural form of High- Low Lights: When we think about low lights the idea of that natural sun kissed look comes to mind. Those tones shades that natural lightening of the hair pigment create. those tones just a few shade lighter than our natural base shade that add dimension tone and shine. In so many cases a client will ask for low lights that few shades of lift for a natural look they can end up with a bleach de-colouriser cocktail lightening the hair to then have a stylist re add pigment or toner to control the lift.

A Different approach:

Consider this a natural hair level These are what would normally be considered as the darker shades. Brown through to Dark brown even black: {Asian hair}

Lifting these shades to get a lighter streaked look can cause problems due once again to the pigment that is going to be exposed through the lifting process.

{We will be at these levels dealing with shades of red and orange!} YES! for sure as we lift !

To create Low lights that sun kissed look we have to have a target colour in mind, we need to asses the hair so we have a clear idea of the pigment we are going to expose.

During this consultation time it should be noted that considering the hair’s history  this plays a very important role in decisions made has the hair been coloured before? if all over Colour has been applied be it professional or over the counter!

Remember in most cases you cannot lift colour with colour{ some products now days will defuse pigment and allow this but i question how good they are} My reason for raising the above issues are because what i want to suggest is using it !! in your formulation:

High Lift Blonde permanent colour: to create low lights

This method dictates  that you fully understand pigment lift deposit, that you trust and understand the pigmentation of your High lift blonde range Question! DOES THE PRODUCT HAVE ENOUGH PIGMENT CONTROL?shades tone



To give you the desired tone shade lifting through red and orange? useful tool below

shade and tone pigment

Above are examples: of high lift Blonde shades: Normally the mixing ratio for these high lift shades is one part colour to two parts 40 Volume Hydrogen Peroxide development time up to 50 Mins {That being 30mins lift 20mins deposit} Heat should not be required { heat can be very bad in the colour process} You can see the various shades Ash, Beige, Violet. Gold. 100 is a clear with some products you can us this to get an extra bit of lift maybe a shade. but remember when adding this to a formulation you are diluting down the pigment available in the formulation.

The 100 series on it’s own will give a nice low light but will not control any pigment exposed it is just lift pigment free so any lift will create a low light exposed from the natural hair pigment.


Given that most manufactures claim 4 levels of lift from High lift blonde what can we expect?Well given a natural level 4 we should be able to get a low light around level 7. As we know that a natural level 7 has an orange under tone using a formulation with ash should give a nice sandy controlled honey low light .

The 40 volume Hydrogen giving you the four levels of lift the Ash pigment controlling the pigment exposed! The shades shown are realistic tones that can be reaches with this method. Although using a higher volume of peroxide i think it still better than using a bleach to lift and then re pigment or tone the hair.

Multi shades very natural looking: Low lights Done with this method have less tendency to fade due to the fact you have worked with the hairs natural pigment base.

Do give it a try although the time for development is longer like most services in a salon time management is key to being a success.

You don’t need to rush or force colour development you just need to manage your time effectively forcing hair colour development with a plastic cap and heat will not improve your colour. Hair colouring is an equation of formulation lift deposit and timing! Have fun let me know how you get on!


The ‘Three R’s’ 
”Reputation. Recommendation. Retention”. 
It’s not built on that constant looking for new clients it’s looking after what you have! It’s investing in your self and your business and those around you.


This journey, this career, is wonderful – challenging, inspiring, and yes, hard work.

Our industry is in constant change and is sometimes criticised. For lacking vision in some areas. However there is an ever growing body of professionals. That have a firm commitment to our industry, they have a passion for change, to raise standards through education and sharing. Leadership, education and team incentives.Will over time and with commitment give any individual that ability to do exceptional work and to be more creative. Leadership and management help create an amazing work environment for all concerned. So key for success for all concerned.
This journey. This career, is wonderful – Challenging. Inspiring and yes can and will be hard work. but the rewards are worth all the effort.
Thank you all for letting me share some thoughts with you today.These are inspirational, passionate, industry professionals.They have a vision. These are the people I want on my bus to learn from, share with, take a journey with. Get inspired. Connect with driven motivated industry professional. challenge your self. invest in ones /your self 

Are you driver or passenger !

There are no guarantees in life and ones career and career choice is no different thing happen and its how we deal with them that defines us. Jobs change relationships come and go the one thing that remains after training is our skill both hands on creative and the ones we learn about people and communication about caring about being a team player. Constantly developing new skills staying current is so very important.

Available now my first Book ‘The salon and the ‘S’ word Available Now Click here for details 

Latest comment. Enjoying your book. A lot of thought has gone into this book and to be honest I wish that I had read it while operating a business.
The time and effort in explaining the target clientele was good as I feel that most people wouldn’t even think about it. Your subject with dealing with suppliers was very good. I wish that I had studied when working.
There were a lot of questions and points that I was not asking. My overall view of it is that it is well researched, and has good subjects and points. Currently I am on page 56. so lots to read yet!



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I also think that we need to always look at the Why. Ask the question Why are we in business whats it for? OrWhy do we want to go into to business what is success? Why do I suggest this I think by asking and exploring the why we get to the motive behind why we want to be in business what is true success. Why the will also help us to understand our true values this in turn helps us to follow the path to the success we want  and desire. It will help us to surround ourselves with the right team those who share our values and vision.


Remember. Salon success. Stylist success. Business success are all linked together it’s Team success. Its never about any destination only ever about a journey taking the right people on that journey makes it enjoyable maybe even fun!

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