How Do I Break Down My Inspo Picture?
We know this is not an easy task! Your stylist starts using hair terms and you become totally lost and start agreeing to whatever they say. We have all been there and I know this because even before I became a stylist, I was a guest just like you! Let's find out how you can break down an inspiration picture to your stylist with confidence...
What types of tones are you seeing?
This is referring to the underlying pigment in the hair. Warm tones are red, orange and yellow. Cool tones are blue and purple. If you don’t know the difference, no worries! Ask your stylist and they will be happy to explain and help you choose what tones would be best.
Do you want dimension? How much?
Dimension is the contrast of dark to light. Someone who has a solid color would have no dimension. It is important to express rather you like seeing highs and lows or prefer everything to be a similar shade. Dimension helps to create more shine and fullness as well.
Do you want a face pop?
Almost every inspiration these days has a face pop. This refers to a brighter piece of hair around your face and it is not just for blondes. All color can be enhanced with a brighter shade in the hairline.
Where would you like your hair to fall?
I love this question compared to how much length are we taking off? Everyone’s view on what 1 inch is can be different, so using body references instead really helps to ensure what length is perfect for you. This also lets us decide where to cut your hair while keeping the bounce factor in mind. All hair bounces up slightly when dry, which is another reason we prefer body reference over length.
Do you want face framing layers?
Face framing layers are shorter pieces around your face, sometimes even hugging your face. They’re great to add some pizzazz when you put your hair up. You want to ensure that they’re the length you want and not too short. To do this, we again usually use a face reference.
Those are some of the questions you can expect when receiving a service with us, along with a bunch more customized to your inspo picture. All of our stylists on #thebbbteam are trained to ask the right questions to determine how to best achieve your hair goals.
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