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Make over at a training event


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Make over at a training event

My last day In Palo Alto Ca working with Pam Decharo and her team at
A week passes so quickly been quite cool and wet. I spent a large part of yesterday working on a model. I thought i might share process and results.

Todays model look and formulation. Using Goldwell Kao products, step by step, added low light using foil placement balayage to break up very dark top and balance existing pre lightened hair. lifted using 3% 10 vol blondor bleach. Rinsed off. rough dried then mixed colourance shades to create rich chocolate tones,4BP+5BV, 5BG,5MB 5BP colourance,  placement of colour was random selection of individual stands over the full head very selective and random to create a multi tonal natural effect, 25 min process time. washed off conditioned. Razor cut to shape blow dry. With thanks to Maria Danescu Model for her patients.

Goal as always however long it takes to offer solution and have  client leave Happy. achieved that.

Placement of papers using W.R Rayson hi lite wraps see blog link below.   

contact for info: Wendy Watts VP—Administration | W.R. Rayson Co., Inc. 720 South Dickerson Street | Burgaw, NC 28425 P: 910-259-8100 | F: 910-259-8110


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.

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! 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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