Here are some before pictures:
We mixed three different colors for the color service to get the desired deep reddy violet brown. Funny thing is, her English is limited as is my French so I didn't realize she wanted only to touch up her roots at first. What I ended up doing was coloring her entire head and we ran out of her usual color formula, so we used a violet on the sections from the occipital bone down. On her fringe, I used a freehand technique for the highlights because I thought softer highlights would be more flattering. I really wanted to style her hair after rinsing out the bleach but her hair has been heavily processed in the past (entire head of hair bleached) and we did a lot more processing today, so I let her hair air dry.
Also, I'm very sensitive to smell. Whenever I do a haircolor or perm service, I can taste the chemicals in my throat hours after the service. Seeing as I didn't have any masks with me, I wrapped one of my boyfriend's shirts around my face as I did the color services.
|Taking a food break while color was processing.|
No worries--my gloves were clean.
If I had time, I would have liked to do a makeover as well, but Mylene had to get to work. But it was a lot of fun! Things would have been a little easier if I had access to a proper shampoo bowl. All in all, I can't wait to do some more color and highlights!
I know a lot of you guys color your own hair at home (something I personally haven't done yet). What are your tips and tricks when you do so? I'd love to know!