Frequently Asked Questions
Why Do I Require Sessions To Get The Look I Want?
Many of my new clients require significant rebalancing, technical placement, or multiple techniques to get to their ideal goal hair. The main factors in determining ideal coloring situations are your previous color history, the integrity of your hair, natural pigmentation, the intricacy of your goal hair, and the density and texture of your hair strand. Approximately 75% of new clients will get to their dream hair in one session based on all these conditions aligning perfectly. Aside from that, many looks require 2-3 colors and various thickness of those colors to create the blend, dimension, and transitions you see on the web.
How Do I Know Which Service To Book?
I offer an intake form on my website where I can tell you which service would be best for you based on the answers you input. If you’re looking for an in depth analysis and/or explanation of the process to get to your ideal color palette, then you’ll need to book an actual in-person consultation through my booking site.
How Many Sessions Until I Get The Color I Want?
I have a better idea after our first session together, but there’s no way I can guarantee a specific amount of sessions. The one thing I emphasize to my clients is that not everyone’s hair health can maintain or endure the lightening processes they would need to get to their dream hair and there might be a certain point where we have to create a new end goal. The integrity of your hair will always be my number one priority, so I will always keep you informed through every step of our journey.
Why Does My Blonde Always Turn Yellow?
As mentioned in my previous slide, there’s always some degree of warmth that is exposed during the lightening process. Toners help cancel out the warmth exposed during the process, but that warmth will always come back due to our hair attempting to revert back to its natural pigmentation, natural elements like UV rays, heat damage, and product and/or water mineral buildup that cause yellowing.
My Hair Always Pulls Red and/or Orange?
Theres 10 levels of lightness in natural hair ranging in various degrees of red, orange, and yellow. The darker your hair is, the more red, orange, or yellowy-orange it will naturally reveal when exposed to lightening processes. Since there are VERY few naturally pale blonde hair types out there, 90% of people will encounter these degrees of warmth. Toners can help minimize the amount of warmth our eyes perceive, but our hair likes to revert back to it’s natural pigmentation over time, meaning that even after toners the warmth will eventually come back.
What Are Toners?
IToners are the final touch to every customized lightening service. Think of toners like lip glosses; lip glosses are a sheer color that slightly tweaks the tone of your natural lip color. Toners are a sheer color that allows the brightness of blonde or caramel hues that are exposed during the lightening process to shine through, while emphasizing or cancelling out the amount of warmth (depending on your goals) our eyes perceive. Being that the “dye load” of toners are very sheer, they must be reapplied approximately every 6 weeks (depending on how often you wash your hair and the products you’re using) to maintain results.
Will Toners Make Me Blonder?
Toners are the finishing touch to blonding services and in most cases are used to create ashy blondes and browns, but the heavy lifting is done during the lightening process. Your hair needs to have no remnants of red/orange and must be in the yellow range before toners are capable of cancelling out the warmth needed to create an icy blonde. Toners can only work at the level of brightness that is exposed. ex. so if your hair only can lift to a caramel safely, then you can only tone down the orange. If your hair can only lift to a red/brown safely, then a toner can only tone down the red.