Color Perfection Redken Art of Consultation

art of consultation,redken,hair color,hair color perfectionAre you a new hair stylist just starting out in the world of color? Or do you own a salon and are trying to figure out how to assure that your stylists are providing the best color option for your clients? Redken has just launched the new Art of Consultation, a step by step guide on how to step your color clients and the stylists through choosing the correct color.

Choosing the right color for your client’s hair can either enhance their facial features or squash those features. There is an art to obtaining the information you need from the client to help allow you to make the right decisions. Redken has shared there art to Color Perfection:

1) The Color: Do you have cool skin tone or warm skin tone? What is your client’s existing hair color? Redken has a very easy to use color skin tone palette that will help you determine whether your client is a cool or warm. There are also hair color swatches so that you can determine your clients existing hair color. This will allow you to better determine the right color spectrum.

3) The Hair Type: What is your clients hair type? Is it dry, oily, thick, fine, coarse, thin, or chemically over processed? These questions will allow you to determine what additional pre and post processes to perform on the client so that you will give your client optimal results.

2) The Application: Where should the highlights be applied? Honestly I never really thought about this step but this is as important a decision as any others. Redken has created a guide Haircolor Placement & Design guide that allows you to determine your clients face shape. Once the face shape is determined the chart will tell you the optimal location for the highlights, color, and cut. That is a ton of information.

3) The Grey: Do you have Grey? The percentage of grayness in your clients hair will determine what type of color treatment you will use. Redken has provided a swatch of grayness percentages so that you can compare your clients hair.

4) Your Lifestyle: What is your Lifestyle? Do you work? Are you at home? What type of look are you trying to portray? How often do you get colored? How much time do you dedicate to your hair? Do you have any special events coming up in the future? These questions will help you determine the best type of color and level of color that your client should receive. Redken’s Art of Consultation Kit includes a Customized Client Profiler so that these questions can be asked and recorded easily and quickly.

I think whether you are a hair stylist or not Redken’s Art of Consultation kit will help you better determine the perfect color.

Color Color Color for Spring

lady gaga,lady gaga hair,lady gaga hair style,lady gaga color,lady gaga hair colorNot just for you clothes think hair color – bright blue, green, and pink hair color! Think Lady Gaga. The trend started at New York Fashion Week in Spring ’10 shows such as Proenza Schouler and Zac Posen. Cynthia Rowley caught onto this trend with her Fall ’10 show. Wella master colorist Eva Scrivo created the colored extensions for Cynthia and the designer loved it so much that she went back to Eva’s salon and got her own hair colored with navy streaks!

Fashionistas and dye-divas are sporting the trend, including Ashley Olsen, Kelly Osbourne, Drew Barrymore, and Lady Gaga… and the list is sure to grow!

As a New York City salon-owner, fashion week colorist and beauty expert, Eva Scrivo has the recipe for the perfect match of natural color and dip-dyed tones. Also a Wella spokesperson, Eva can advise on transitioning this spiced-up hair trend from runway to reality for all hair types and textures. Eva created the bold tone palette for the Cynthia Rowley Fall ’10 runway, using Koleston Perfect Special Mix colors. Don’t have the heart to dye your hair the trend color of the month. Eva started selling colored clip-in extensions customized at her salon. That is ingenious!
Check out these pixs from the Cynthia Rowley FW’10 Runway:

Clairol Beautiful Collection

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The ladies out there with relaxed hair have asked me time and time again whether they can color their after relaxing their hair.  Previously I would have said a resounding NO.  However now that answer has changed.  Clairol has recently launched the new Clairol Beautiful Collection one step semi-permanent hair color.  The color is a one step process.  So you just open the bottle and apply, wait 25 minutes, and then rinse out.  There is no mixing or mess!  Bonus – this hair color does not include ammonia or peroxide and yes it is safe to use after relaxing your hair.

Hair Color Perfection by Redken and David Stanko

Everybody knows my choice for hair colorist is New York based Redken Colorist Expert, David Stanko.  David puts the glam in my hair using the incredible Redken Collection of hair color.  I just visited David last week and of course he created nothing but perfection with the new Blonde Glam Collection hair color by Redken.

David in partnership with Redken just launched a new video which I love! He does a makeover for Beauty Editor of Latina Magazine, Angelique Serrano, turning her dark locks into summer glam.

Can Hair Color Change your Life?

Does hair color really determine people’s perception of who you are?  Debra Messing says a resounding “Yes”.  Debra is a natural brunette, however, when filming her first feature flick some years ago she was told to change her hair color to a blond!  Can you imagine Debra a blond!  Well that didn’t work out so somehow she became an auburn.  Debra stated that as soon as she changed her hair color to the auburn shade she got infinitely more gigs.  That is something.     

Frederic Fekkai, Salon Color Launch

frederikfekkaiGuess what ladies our bff FF (that is Frederic Fekkai for the women that are not in the know) will be launching a new line of hair color called Salon Color.  Salon Color will retail of approximately $30 and will offer 20 natural hair color shades.  Salon Color will be sold in a kit which will be comprised of pre- and post-conditioneing treatments, cream colorant, and a fragrance blend including citrus, pomelo, cherry, blossom, and blonde wood.  A very interesting combination!  It will be sold in select stores across the country.  You all must be wondering if it is any good?  Don’t worry as soon as I get my hands on it I will review it for you!

Hair Color, Oops!

Color Oops hair color problemsBad color job? Don’t worry you are not alone. Women have continued to explore the options of hair coloring, including permanents, semi-permanents, henna, etc. What happens when that new fabulous auburn hair color when applied turns out to be metallic red? No need to sit and sulk for 4-6 weeks as the color slowly fades away, Color Oops is there to the rescue. Color Oops when applied actually restores your hair to its natural color! What a product! It uses a special ingredient called hydrosulfite which rapidly reduces the dye molecule in the hair color. This process safely removes the coloring from your hair without the need for bleach, ammonia, or peroxide.

Want to learn more about restoring hair to its natural glory see Good Housekeeping’s video tips on hair coloring.

Hairstylist Pics: Dynamic Color Hairstyles

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Tim Wilson displays his avant-garde take on a fab color and cut.   Tim comes to us from Salon Blast, a salon in Seattle, Washington.  He is currently studying in London.  I love Tim’s take on extreme color and the subdued yet powerful red tones.  What do you think?  Comment here!

Introducing our new segment on StyleBell.  Are you a hairstylist with fantastic hairstyle photos that you would like to introduce to the world or at least the StyleBell readers? Submit your hairstyle photos and a short bio of yourself to cs@stylebell.com.  We will review.  If we love them you will be on our blog!