Ahoy all you Good Rats out there! What’s new here in the workshop ? SO.MUCH.
So after countless attempts to record an update video tonight…I just couldn’t get my words together.
With all that behind, tonight’s entry is pretty simple.
I have been enjoying a steady stream of awesome hair related projects. I have been pushing myself to create, learn, and grow.
There has been a burning desire within me to reach a new level in my career…further my product knowledge since today’s modern salon experience is rooted in skill both behind the chair and within the product know-how game.
The past few weeks have been full of testing and trying new products…but I am proud to report that I have found some really amazing solutions for hair care and color.
It is no secret that I have always been fond of TIGI branded products….but seeing how well the Bed Head line of care products works with my guests, I have been super excited to offer it as both service and retail options. The Re-Energize shampoo and conditioner is remarkable in how easily they cleanse and revitalize hair. Doing so without harsh additives.
The foundation set by hair health boosting shampoo/conditioner is a key component of my work. As many of you know, I prefer the simplest but safest route to treating your hair.
Color is ever so popular these days. And I have certainly heard the stories of hair color services gone wrong. I will say this….hair color reacts differently with everyone’s hair. It can be unpredictable and often mysterious in nature. But….there are factors that must always remain constant.
Coloring products that nourish and condition the hair are worth a few extra dollars on your ticket. Lightening hair is often an unavoidable scenario….but can be done safely without inducing bleach-burnt hair. So product choice within color services is critical.
And that is why I have chosen to switch my color products to a full line of Joico branded offerings. From color to lightener to developer…Joico has never failed me and has reliably created vibrant colors with deep shine….while maintaining your hair’s health.
I love the richness and depth of Joico colors….both fashion and natural tones. Their revitalizing and rebuilding treatments truly improve the hair’s strength following a color or lightening service.
The choices I’ve been making within my product selection have truly been exciting. And now, I can further grant your hair health a boost with every session you book with me.
This is Mr Phil signing off.
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Greetings to all you good rats out there.
Tonight. We talk color.
As long as I can recall, hair color as an art has fascinated me. I never knew the science that sent into it nor did I fully understand its complexities until hair school.
The irony is that I’ve worn fashion color in my hair on and off since some time around 1995.
Yes it is a complicated process to color hair. Chemistry, math, color theory and thermal reactionary knowledge all are used simultaneously in the time your hair is being colored.
It is a field so rich in skill and precision that smell stylists only work with color as their full time job…
So many people experience the initial ease of store bought box dye. And only for them to later deal with the long term hair health risks of store bought box dye.
Many of my color service appointments are complicated by box dye’s aggressive and chemically abrasive nature. Box dye chemicals work in similar fashion to the road priming liquid sprayed down on highways prior to snow storms. Metallic salts penetrate deep into your hair and deposit all sorts of long lasting chemicals.
I am open with my pricing and services on my menu.
Box dye can make a $65 color service turn into a $200 service because of all the steps needed to take to:
1. Remove the box color as best I can
2. Treat the hair to maintain strength and integrity
3. Correct as much of the remaining color as best as I can
4. Match the color shades to your desired level
5. Deposit and tone your final new color.
6. Condition the hair and rebuild protein bonds
The work to correct box color is mighty.
So next time the big companies on TV show you their newest campaign for whatever over the top color scheme they are offering. …remember that box color may do things to your hair that may never be fully reversed.
I myself love performing color services. I’d do it every day without ever getting bored. The artistry and precision of it all is simply envigorating to me.
The blend of science and art is truly unique.
From simple streaks to full coverage I love bringing the color to your hair.
This is mr phil signing off,