Achieving the perfect blonde can be a challenge. It takes patience, an educated stylist, and the perfect formulation.
Achieving the perfect blonde tone starts with a thorough consultation! Understanding your hair goal is the most important part. Asking questions like
“What do you like most about this picture?”
This question is going to tell us specifically what you like about the color in the picture, and what you are seeing.
“Do you see dimension through the ends, or is it solid blonde”
Asking this questions is a must because it will help us to understand how much blonde you want to see through the ends of her hair.
“Do you like to wear your hair up?”
When planning for the perfect blonde it’s important I ask you how you like to style your hair. If you wear their hair up often, foiling the hair line is a great way to brighten up your hair right around their face to give it an extra pop of blonde detail.
“What tones do you see in this picture?”
This is an essential question to ask when you are a blonding guest. This will help us formulate down the road. Do you like icy tones? If so, is it a grey tone or a purple tone? Do you like the bright white look? If so, is it warm toned or cool toned? Asking what tones you are seeing in your inspiration picture is key to achieving the perfect blonde.
After the lightening application, we will be sure to let it process for the full time. This will help to get the most lift out of the product.
At the bowl, after the lightener has processed for the full time and you have been shampooed out. I like to take a towel and towel dry the hair so I can get a good look at how the hair lifted. I am already asking myself the same questions.
What level is she? What are the undertones in your hair? What is her goal?
After assessing the hair it’s time for formulate for the perfect toned blonde.
Keeping your goals in mind and the undertones of your raw lift, formulating becomes easy. I like to start by making sure I’m formulating to cancel out any unwanted tones.
For example if you want to be a cool toned, Icy blonde and there are warm undertones in the hair you first have to cancel out the unwanted tones before being able to achieve the goal. This can be done by pre toning.
Other key tips for achieving the perfect blonde, is to let the glaze/ toner sit on for the full time. This will help with the longevity of the color, which is what every blonde wants.
Achieving the perfect blonde can be difficult but with a thorough consultation everything becomes easy and breezy.
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