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Reds hot and cold!

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Reds hot and cold!

mike vallance

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

Hot Reds, fiery Copper, cool Red!

 

For so many the thought of going Red is very scary.Reds  hot or cold  warm or cool can really change your appearance your skin tone the right choice can make your eyes Pop, look like swimming pools.

Because our hair has so much red pigment that changes into orange as we lift it getting that perfect shade is a chemical decision it is that process of lift and deposit it is that balance of shade depth tone the more vibrant the colour wanted the more of the hairs natural pigment we bring out to play But even this is a balance to much lift  re remove the red and orange to little and we control that vibrancy. The Red Molecule is the largest of all colour molecules so hardest to get into the hair, but will also have a tendency fade quicker. finally once in the hair it can prove quite difficult to remove.

When we have a natural level 7  it can be Blonde with a undertone slightly gold its very easy to go Copper. When going tone on tone or darker it is not necessary to use permanent colour. In fact when going Red or Copper level 7 and above the more or higher volume of peroxide the more orange  and then yellow you are adding to the colour as you bring out the  orange pigment as the hair lifts  to the hair with the lift.

 

Blue eyes can work with red hair as can cool skin tone it’s a question of getting the shade right so it compliments skin and eye tone.

 

 

 

For level 6 dark Blonde and level 5 light Brown again consider whether you need to lift and expose more pigment in the hair at level 5 and 6. 10 volume will be enough to bring out extra red pigment.

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Different shades can be played with to create tone and dimension, it is possible to go from copper to red to brunette and back it you think the process through!

 

I have intentionally shown the same model for most of the shots in an effort to show that change of colour and style is possible. with out over processing the hair.

As you can see it is easy to move between shades from quite dark brunette through to warm tones, they do effect skin tone and eye colour but not in an adverse way.

 

 

All of these colour have been done with  10vol for root lift and Demi Deposit the darker shades Demi only remember tone on tone or darker does not require lift.

 

 

A choice of high volume of peroxide will warm up your chosen colour.To the right this rich copper colour is sectioned out into Zulu knots and four different shades of red and copper have been applied.

 

Finally to the left Level 5 natural level 10Vol peroxide enough to bring out the red pigment but not enough for more lift to bring out orange would make this cool red more brown.

 

 

Enjoy have fun experiment: Always consider your target colour the ask yourself  do i want lift ? As i lift i am introducing more warmth.Do I want this ? can i sue and control it! do i want to utilise or neutralise the warmth i will expose as i lift this hair. Think formulation. Think about the least chemistry possible. The re think your target colour The mix that formula !!!

Mike. Red a challenge but new  a dull moment!

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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.

Conclusion

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

Leadership
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.
Conclusion
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.

I also think that we need to always look at the WhyAsk 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.

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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!

Mike B2MR

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