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A little knowledge behind a hair transformation

Updated: Mar 21, 2021

Recently in the Salon, we have had a lot of big colour corrections and hair transformations, which we definately expected after we were all summoned to stay at home! We thought it would be good to give you a little insight into what goes on behind closed doors and why it can be so time consuming and costly.

Firstly, it is always good to give you guys a realistic expectation on how your hair is going to look after one session. It is always going to be different for every Client as everyone's hair is different. There are alot of influencing factors when it comes to hair such as previous colour, hairs natural base, texture and density of the hair, how resistant the hair is and the integrity of the hair. All these factors massively influence the service and what can be achievable.

One thing many of us struggle with is brassiness. There are underlining tones within the hair naturally which can be relatively easy to lift out. However, if you have previously colored your hair, this then puts artificial tones into the hair which can then be more stubborn to lift.

To give you a better understanding of this, for example, would be if you have previously colored your hair and you now decide you want to go lighter. Firstly, the bleach would need to lift out the first layer of colour which we can say is a brown, this would lead to an red / orange artificial tone depending on how dark your hair was. This will be an artificial tone from previously color so can lift patchy and uneven as well as being stubborn to lift. We can leave the bleach for maximum time, but your hair will only lift so much in one session before it will not lift any more, plus we need to keep the integrity of your hair!

This is why we would then tone your hair to counteract any unwanted tones. This is when we recommend a lot of our Clients to get a toning shampoo to keep on top of this at home.

The only way to completely get rid of these tones would be to have multiple sessions and lift them out of the hair.

Below is an example of a major colour correction and what can be achievable with the underlining tones in the hair with one session!

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