You want a change but can’t decide, what do you do?
Few days back we had a very interesting conversation with someone who wanted a change, she was simply bored with her hair but didn’t want a cut as she likes it long.
She has dark brown hair, let’s call her Sally.
Sally wanted a dramatic change, but didn’t want anything Gold, yellow or red, she likes platinum blonde but doesn’t want to go blonde. The conversation went around in circles for what felt like watching a slow train wreck or one of those home videos of a kid falling over in slomo.
Instead of a color chart and just doing anything, we talked and talked. Turns out she is just bored with a lot more than her hair and rather than doing something for the sake of it we decided for her to go away think and come back. Now for a lot of people that seems annoying, but long term she will be a friend for life because it’s not doing what you say that counts, it’s about being happy with your decision.
Unless you’re 16 wanting to drink most people want to look slightly better than the best, it’s often small changes that make the biggest difference to your overall appearance. Obviously hairstyle plays a big part in that but so too does hair color! Often overlooked and treated more as a “hide the grey” type task v’s having it treated as part of the overall look to enhance the cut.
Colouring your hair doesn’t make it grey, it hides grey and while it’s covered in color, over time more grey appears and before you know what happened it’s gone from 5-6 grey hairs to 20-30-50% grey and your regrowth is now high Maintainence.
It’s not like it’s that much of a mystery let’s be honest, your age is kind of roughly known to everyone plus or minus a few years but 99.9% know your approx age so stop thinking they don’t. Also when you ask someone ” how old do I look” it’s actually polite to minus 5-10 years in your answer, no one is going to plus 5 years unless you really want to upset them.
So how can you create a better version of you?
The secret is to stop trying so hard and stop holding on to what you had rather make the most of what you actually have now! Enhance the current dont shame it. If it’s grey, add to it don’t hide it or make it black because when you were 17 you thought you had black hair!
If you want to get some individual advice on how not to look like a fake SOB then give us a call!
We all have moments when money is tight, you have to choose between having rice for dinner or left over Maggi noodles from the previous night, its called balance and it happens from time to time. Now when it comes to wanting to feel good, even though your bank balance looks like a dirty street dog, you want to feel good right?!
Now you have a choice, wait and feed yourself ( which is always a good first choice! ) or go and get your hair done, now whilst we like the second we would tell you to get your belly full then worry about your hair! When it comes to trying to save money on your hair a lot of salons or stylist may not be as open to giving you the options as we are, in fact we are a little shameless about it.
Our thoughts are very simple, if you need it then we will tell you, if you don’t we will tell you that also. When colouring there is some people who think they can go scout out the local market for the tube of color that they pointed too on the color chart and go buy it themselves and get someone to apply it. Now we love your thought process HOWEVER given that the color chart is a tool used by hairdressers to make sure the color in your mind is the same as the color we are thinking, its a TOOL not a recipe! Each color that we do is typically mixed with 3-5 different colours to get the exact color required for you, it is not coming out of one box…rarely!
If you want to look expensive don’t waste money and try to do it yourself as you will end up spending more on it!
You meet and can hardly keep your hands off each other to make coffee and a few months/Year later you meet with a little peck. You get your color done and it’s as hot and deep as your hottest one night stand, several weeks later it’s faded and as lifeless as your sex life!
Don’t worry we can help you with getting your color intensity back, the other stuff you will need to work on yourself but I suggest getting your color on will help you feel hot so who knows!
Alfa Parf have created Pigments ( don’t worry its s professional product so no technical info is here just the awesome results)
It work as direct color pigment and is more gentle than your regular color as it’s watered down with shampoo or can be added in with your regular color also! It creates longer lasting depth more than regular colors.
You can do it as a quick service I. Between your regular colors to freshen up the intensity so you don’t have to damage your ends doing unnecessary “global colors” that will damage and cost you money you can spend on candles or flavoured lube to fix you other problems, well because we fix hair rest is up to you to get back on track.
So now you have no reason to have faded color. Available in multiple reflects!
When we are born out hair & skin can be a different color, for some it can be dramatic for me my hair was blonde but it’s not now. Over time your hair and skin change color, it’s life. For you to look natural over time your hair needs to be slightly lighter.
There is more to colouring hair than just covering grey, or having one solid color which can look as fake as wearing a wig! Hair naturally will have various shades, multiple tones from roots to ends and different reflects in light that you will never be able to achieve out of a box!
One of the most common issues we see with people colouring their hair at home is using the wrong color as well as a complete blanket coverage that leaves you looking like, well not as natural as you thought.
Some color myths answered
Can you change your diet to stop your hair going grey? No
Will colouring your hair make it grey? No
Will colouring your hair make it fall out? No
Should the ends be slightly lighter than the roots if I want it to look natural? Yes
If your colouring to cover grey then keep in mind that the darker you color it the faster you will notice the white hair.
If your colouring for attitude or a fashion result then the rules are up to you!