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Brunette and red heads:


mike vallance

Brunette and red heads:

This Brunette hair colour was created to give the hair depth and shine.

Colour Balanced permanent formulation on the roots Demi formulation to re fresh mid lengths and ends. Changing ones colour can always be hard but with patients and planning moving with colour range is possible.

Going from deep dark colours to bright full of life copper reds.

For that vibrant summer colour


The same model takes on new look with her hair colour for summer. In general the reds and coppers are the hardest to maintain and keep rich and vibrant. So it is really important not to over process the hair and look after condition and try to avoid lots direct sun light.

This is a more solid look than the above style but still razor cut to allow softness and movement.



Understanding shade charts lift deposit whats possible why and how.shade and tone pigment



Switching from deep reds and coppers to apricot blonde its all possible with a little patients and consultation about realistic goals . Reds and coppers can be so exciting can look stunning home care is very important  to avoid fading

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Trust and understand the colour wheel when taking shades light darker deeper richer. When we think about shades of red be they cool violet controlled reds or hot reds and coppers we have to consider the colour wheel for we are working with the pigment we will expose in the lifting process. Bearing in mind hair colouring is all about considering do we want to utilise or neutralise the pigments we will expose in the lifting process depending on our formulation.

Technical colour wheel

With red shade we want to use that pigment. So a cool red on  a natural  level 4  we would want to bring out or expose the red without letting it go red orange, Red orange would be neutralised by the violet in the target colour creating brown! balance

When working with reds really we are working in levels 4 to 8 after level 8 any lift would be to yellow ! We have to think about the pigments we will expose and the target colour we want red copper and so on .Think about the amount of lift and the amount of pigment you want to expose to enhance your colour .Using the hair’s natural pigment will allow the colour to last longer.

4=BV:  5=R: 6=RO: 7=O: 8=OY: Always think  target colour formulation lift deposit! think about the pigment you can use when working with reds!

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For Bright reds and coppers one would be looking to work in  a natural level of 7to8 for red great hot reds level 6 maybe 5 fro brunettes level 5 remembering that when taking colour darker we don’t need lift one deposit! unless we want a l=kick from the pigment cool reds Level 4with very little lift !


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.

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.


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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 Written by Mike Vallance

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