"Slow and steady wins the race"
Corrective color can be a very daunting task in the salon for clients and stylists alike. I will be sharing a few tips for clients and hairdressers on how to get the most out of the service.
Please understand that stylists are fixing a problem with your hair. This type of service takes time. Do not expect to walk in with non-professional black hair color and walk out a platinum blonde. It can take multiple visits to get the color that you dream of.
Please clear your schedule for the day of the service. Corrective color services aren’t your typical tint touch ups. I usually book 5 hours, depending on the extent of the service. You will thank your stylist in the end for taking their time.
Clients, please do not call the salon the day after you service saying that you are ready to go lighter, or you still see unwanted pigment in your hair. It is important that you give your new color time to breathe.
And finally clients, please stay calm during this process. Negative energies and attitudes can rub off on your stylist and cause unnecessary stress, resulting in a color that may not be all it was meant to be.
First and foremost, take your time! When I am performing a corrective color service I tend to stick with very low developers or heavily diluting my lightening powder with developer. It is important to slowly lift out unwanted pigment as to not blast the cuticle apart.
Please make sure you are formulating for the different tones and levels that may appear. The hair will, more than likely, not lift evenly, as their are probably multiple color processes hidden in the hair. Make sure you are paying close attention to contributing pigment as well as your complimentary colors.
DO NOT give your client false hope that they will walk out with the exact color that they desire. Remember, you are correcting a problem in the hair. The first corrective color visit is about getting that head of hair closer to the client’s desired result.
And lastly, if you don’t feel comfortable performing this service then PLEASE don’t do it. Corrective color requires a technical eye with an extreme understanding of how color works.
If you want to learn more about corrective color please visit The Studio LA to learn the Wella way of color.