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Make over Cut with Colour correction

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Make over razor cuts and colour

Colour correction

mike vallance

Just over a year ago today I cut all my daughters hair off! She wanted a new look !

Lets look at the makeover!


The Make over. They challenge us to be creative and yet fix the broken, repair the damaged, make happy the unhappy.  Make the bad or grown out style look good again or to put right the wrong restore balance. We are all perfectly skilled to do all these things with and for our clients, we are in the business of solving problems trusted to give sound advice.


Well having posted and shared this  make over and colour correction.  I thought i might share the same model some years on wanting yet another new look. Having grown her hair out look after it and only having it high lighted twice a year it was time for a new look .


Below razor cut make over. 

How about  taking very long hair short a new look but still with some options to pull it off the face tie it back for work. After putting in some new high lights and low lights or just adding some tone and dimension .We discussed  through consultation look/style our options  would a fringe be possible.  How much could Emily really part with all very relevant for a makeover is a huge step and as a stylist we have to consider what the client wants and how they will cope . Emily works as amid wife so many things to take into consideration for both look and style but also coping with it at work.


make over


                   Make over Razor cut






The above new look and style cut with just a razor has worked very well for emily both at work and socially out of work. Its proved top be versatile and playful yet still giving her a professional edge. Certainly with a little time and practice new looks and styles can be created with new styling tools a little practice and vision looks can be created.

It is worth noting that Emily had  a request when first wanting her colour corrected .


Quote : My wish to have better condition hair and a better colour. Long term would like to grow it But fully understands that working on the condition is key! she achieved this I think . Oh Emily is my daughter and yes i still maintain her hair for her! below as of last weekend !



I thought I might take a few moments on the topic of make overs thought maybe we should look at a Cut and colour a case of some one needing wanting asking to help. Correction to some degree and a new look taking onto account condition colour wanted and long term goal all of this was established in the consultation prior to the chemical service.

This above model as you can see has very over processed all one colour hair. In-fact i would describe this as really no colour Just lots of damaging lift exposing any pigment left in the hair. But so damaged that it cannot hold any pigment when you try and deposit it .The hair looks metallic and has a shine about that say’s damaged over processed very porous.


The clients wish to have better condition hair and a better colour. Long term would like to grow it But fully understands that it is beyond saving the length at this point in time! Very realistic view and a good place to start from .Over time working together we can get this long healthy and a colour that you like for now we have to work on condition and getting some tone back into the hair. Creating a new shape and look will get rid of a great deal of the over damaged hair and will make you look and feel better.


Same day same head:

Working using the over lifted Blonde and using deposit only formulation those being Demi no lift required . Low lighting section and panels  of shades back in to the hair to create depth and tone thus giving us dimension . Allowing it to look healthy with shine. As you can see shape wise quite a lot of length was removed  but we still retained a soft line and the shape has lots of movement and texture to it. Cut with razor so no blunt or harsh lines overall a greta effect and puts us well on the road to working together for a longer blonder look over time but with a more natural tones. The key here was to work on the condition and get some shade and tone back into the hair.Pigment retention is always an issue with over processed hair. Do always try and use the least chemistry possible that being little or know peroxide lifting the hair more.In some case enough peroxide to activate the colour molecule but thats all.


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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.
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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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