Thursday, February 3, 2011

Let's talk Color... THEE Consultation

Over the next few days I'm going to be talking talking about the do's and dont's of color. First we are going to discuss who is a candidate for a color process. When you are thinking about getting color, especially for the first time, a consultation is a must. A consultation is important because that allows the professional to consult one on one with the client to determine what color process can be done. It's a way for the professional to see the clients hair in person, possibly do a strand test (this is done to see how hair will react to color), and to decipher what color level can be achieved.
If you have damaged hair, it's probably not the best idea to attempt to get color or any chemical process for that matter. This can cause further damage. This is also another reason why a consultation is so important.
During a consultation colorist/hairstylist will check hair for damage, check scalp for redness, then you both will look through swatches to find a color that works for you. During this time the client has the opportunity get a feel for if the "professional" is experienced or NOT. In which case you should probably run...The client should feel that the person behind the chair knows what he/she is doing.

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