News added 28/09/17: Grey is very much a talking point for clients with the likes of Kim K and the red carpet crew continually flirting with the trend, so obviously we’re keeping up with developments. Spotted Jamie Stevens segment on the Lorraine show recently, highlighting how much work is required for an extreme colour change and using dark to on-trend silver as his example. With his team (including Ashleigh Hodges and Matt Cahill) on hand, Jamie demo-ed how it required two rounds of lifting (5-and-a-half hours) to achieve a bright clean yellow, with a further 2-and-a-half hours over the live TV show to create he finished look.
“I want to help people understand that we can only do so much in a certain time and how sometimes, #instagramgoals aren’t achieved in one appointment! Slowly, slowly wins the race and we’ve always got to be thinking about the condition and integrity of the hair throughout the process. This silver trend isn’t for everybody, we have to take skin tone and eye colour into account at every stage. Going from dark to blonde or silver is a marathon, not a sprint. To create this look we started with a double pre-lightener application on the mid-lengths and ends before a second application on the roots all with 6%. To tone to the silver we used 30ml 10A +30ml 10v +10ml 8v and a dot of SoBoos Blue.”
News added 31/08/17: It’s been a long time coming, but worth it we feel. Skyler McDonald has finally thrown open the doors to her colour-only salon, Skyler London, and reveals all that she’s been working on so hard. As well as urban-cool surroundings (love the slide from upper to lower floor), we discover a slew of neat and fresh ideas to encourage clients to think again about their hair colour. A price list for services not people, cuts confusion, Nice. The introduction of Kaleidoscope Club is brilliant – pay a monthly fee to access three different levels of colour service, and enjoy unlimited (really!) visits to the salon. Innovations such as a service/space where clients can opt to style their own hair if they wish, are cute, and a 360º Reveal Zone – just like on E! Red Carpet – has adjustable lighting to show how colour looks in different environments. We likey like! Bravo team Skyler, we’re impressed.
News added 14/06/17: We love a seasonal tie-in and a release from Matrix caught our eye. It features ice cream as the main picture. Yep, the colour house cites a new trend for ‘ice-cream’ Colour Melting where multiple tones are blended seamlessly, inspired by the sweet pastels and sumptuous rich hues found in ice cream. This is such a cool way to explain the look to clients, summed up by Matrix as Unicorn Melt; Platinum Melt; Mauve Melt; and Geode Melt. Ashleigh Hodges is a keen advocate for the looks (she’s now stationed with Jamie Stevens in London), and calls it “instant gratification” for clients. Come see:
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