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Who said commercial colour was boring? Part 2

When an industry icon like Josh Wood talks, you always get an eye-opening insight into the colour business. So it was fascinating to hear Josh’s thoughts about colour trends at a recent Redken event. Josh believes that the technology of hair colour, either from a box or a tube, is so good and it’s getting …

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Social media and the Balayage effect

A few years ago, salon colour menus were stuck in a rut, with uninspiring colour descriptions like ‘T-bar’ and ‘half-head highlights’ that don’t speak to the consumer. These techniques were one-size-fits-all colours that didn’t take the individual client into account and which made colour a chore. Meanwhile, social media was taking off and the advent …

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Who said commercial colour was boring?!

Who Said Commercial Colour Was Boring?!  Follow me over two articles where I discuss why it’s anything but boring (check out part 2 here). “When will you decide to take action on all that education you’re consuming? Because the truth is, until you do, please do not expect any changes to occur.” I recently read …

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Balayage vs ombre: what’s the difference?

Balayage, ombre, root stretch, colour melting it feels like every time you scroll through your Instagram feed there’s a new hair colour trend that you ‘simply have to have’. In fact, last year there were some 442 new colour trends if social media is to be believed. Of course, some of these were micro ‘trends’ …

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How to manage colour clients’ expectations

‘How can I manage my clients’ expectations?’ I’m not sure how many times I’ve been asked that question in the last year or so, but it’s no exaggeration to say it’s the key topic that comes up every time I teach a class. No matter what level the balayage course  is or where it is …

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Four applications of Balayage

Balayage: it’s the colour technique that made hair colour exciting again. The hand-painted colour technique that enables your colourist to place pieces of colour to best complement your haircut, skin and features so it looks really natural rather than actually coloured. And yet balayage has evolved as people have experimented with it, and it now …

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