So this is the second time that I have done my client’s hair. She had found me on yelp and also checked out my Instagram and Facebook pages. When she first came in her hair was pretty dark. She had been touching her hair up with a box color at home, but from the mid-shaft to the ends she had went to a salon and had it colored to a blue ombre. The blue wasn’t what she was looking for, but instead of having it corrected she decided to give her hair a break. That’s when she found me.
Before doing any color on my client I ask the history of all the processes they had done to their hair. I then determine the steps to take to achieve the color they desire without damaging the integrity. With Caitlin’s hair she wanted to have a pink/magenta ombre. Magenta colors are fairly easy to achieve because most often when you lift the hair (as in bleaching) their hair will already be pulling a warm tone. Whenever I lift hair, I usually stay on the more conservative side and use a lower developer, like 15 or 20 volume instead of a 30 or 40. I also make sure to book enough time so that I don’t feel rushed. Because of the length and thickness of Caitlin’s hair I booked between 4 to 5 hours.
From natural to pink ombre! First Visit Formula:
Bayalage: 15 and 20vol with Wella Blonder. Rinse and shampooed, then re-apply. Then mixed Pravana Vivids Magenta + Wild Orchid.
From pink to neutral ombre! Second Visit Formula:
Bayalaged Wella Free lights then toned with Framesi Eclectic 8.62 + a ribbon of 6.66.