Change and the fear it provokes in something
we frequently encounter, but, Change is Good!
It's Time and Your Ready!
Embrace Your Beauty
Defend Your Color
Sultry Blondes, Vibrant Red Heads & Daring Brunettes it's all under your control. Timing is everything & it is time for a change. Open up a future of possibilities!
The key to Hair Color is the“COLOR WHEEL”
If you know the color wheel, color becomes easy...
It may sound a bit odd but your hair is a mixture of 3 colors; RED, YELLOW and BLUE. These are the Primary Colors.
All colors are a combination of blue, red and yellow except black and white. Brown is created by mixing all three primary colors. White hair is void of natural pigment and it is important to compensate for the lack of pigment when haircoloring.
The law of color states that opposite colors on the color wheel will counteract or neutralize eachother.
Opposite colors on the color wheel are also complimentary.
Secondary Colors are ORANGE, GREEN and VIOLET. If you look at the "wheel" a color opposite (directly across) will "negate" that color. This means if your hair is pulling to much red then a green base would be used to neutralize the color. If your hair has a yellow tone, violet will cancel it out. Blue neutralizes orange or brassy tones.
One of the most important elements of haircoloring is determining the hairs' "underlying pigment." When you choose a color in a swatch book, your hair may not come out that color because of the underlying pigment in your hair.
Underlying color + Artifcial color = Final result
Tone refers to the characteristic of color. In the blonde family it may be golden blonde, coppery blonde or
ash blonde. Tone refers to whether a color is warm
The warm colors (highlighting) have a red, orange and yellow (gold) base. The cool colors (ash) have a blue, green or violet base.
Natural pigment is called melanin. There are 2 types
granular and diffused. Whether your hair is black, brown or blonde they all contain granular and diffused
pigment. Darker hair contains more granular and Lighter hair contains more diffused.
Depth in color refers to the degree of lightness or darkness. The higher the concentration of pigment the depth is darker. The lesser the concentration of pigment the depth is lighter. Every color can be made lighter or darker by changing the level. Most color manufacturers use the level system for both natural and color-treated hair. The level system goes from level 1
to level 10. 1 indicates black and 10 indicates the lightest blonde.
Levels of Hair Color
2=Very Dark Brown
9=Very Light Blonde
10=Light Platinum Blonde
Questions you should consider before hair coloring!
1) What kind of results are you looking for?
2) How big a change are you looking to make?
3) How long would you like your hair color to last?
4) How would you define your personal lifestyle?
5) How much time are you willing to invest to maintain your haircolor?
6) What was your natural color as a child growing up?
A good Colorist will know from experience that hair types vary in quality, texture and condition, therefore,
can alter the end result from the targeted shade.
Elements influence the porosity of the hair: which can alter the targeted color results.
1) Physical structure
2) Elements (sun, chlorine)
3) Hair care products (Proper PH 4.5-5-5)
4) Texture (Fine, Medium, Course)
5) Color Products
6) Chemical Services (perms, relaxers)
7) Heat Tools (Blowdryers, hot irons)
9) Minerals (well water, iron)
It is essential to clarify the hair at least once a week
from product build up and minerals from the water that build up on the hair shaft which effect the color service
and chemical services.