Quick Transformation Post
I'm gonna post some transformations and give a little info about them. So here's the first one.
Occasionally I will see a photo somewhere of someone's head covered with foils, and there is always inevitably a random person who has to comment that "there is NEVER a need for that many foils". Which immediately tells me that this individual doesn't do color corrections or brights.
When you've got someone like Amber here, with longish hair that's already got some highlights in it, and she wants to be hot pink all over, guess what? You are foiling every hair on that head (a.k.a., "platinum carding"). When bleaching hair that is more than a few inches long, you start losing control of the process if you just slap bleach on like you would color; your roots will come out very light while your ends are likely to be stuck in the orange stage. With foils, you get a much more even lift because they help control the heat distribution and they keep the bleach wet.
So, I start in the back on the bottom with a lower volume developer, I work upward and forward, and I gradually increase the strength of the developer (called "bumping" the developer) as I go along. This is to keep the processing time a bit more even, but also, getting that many foils in by myself takes a long time, so if the back gets done processing before the front, it's easy to rinse out if I need to. So that's what we did on Amber. The highlighted pieces only got bleached on the regrowth, and the rest got foiled all to hell. Then we rinsed (shampoo only), and I used Special Effects Atomic Pink on the majority of her hair. Four foils in the front: two each of pravana violet and SFX electric blue. Rinse with cold water, conditioner only. The end.
Thanks for reading, and post any questions below!
10/26/2015 09:07:13 pm
Thank you for sharing your advise. It's so nice to see a fellow stylist help lift others up.
11/8/2015 12:18:55 am
Talk hair to me!! I love all and any information. This was perfection!
4/18/2019 11:05:43 am
Oh my god! So I was lurking on Hair Crazy, saw some of your rainbow Haley pictures, and somehow ended up here. The whole time I'm thinking, "My god, I would kill to have an appointment with her!" I'm thinking yeah right, a lot of these gals are in Europe, she probably is too, then I get to the bottom, where there's a flyer for an event you're doing, where I'm guessing you're based out of........in Phoenix A I live in Tucson. What are the chances? I never have any luck! LOL
4/18/2019 11:12:30 am
Crap, nevermind, I just saw, "Kansas based" Carry on, carry on! Lol
2/11/2023 09:08:52 pm
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