Hair Colouring By Christina Laing Hair Colouring We all see colour differently! Look at your friends TV sets, what they see as natural may look glaring and loud to your eyes or vica versa! Hair Colouring The art of colouring hair is not much different from any other colouring the colour wheel is the same and the depths are illustrated in numeric form Hair Colouring When we describe colour we describe 2 elements Depth=how dark or how light the colour is and the tone=is it red, orange, blue or whatever. Hair Colouring If l describe my front door to you as blue some may see a mental picture of a navy door and some of a pale blue one so we need to state the depth of a colour whether it be hair or anything else Hair Colouring Consultation!!! The consultation you carry out with your client is crucial in determining the colour type (semi or permanent etc),the depth(how dark or light) and the tone warm, cool etc Hair Colouring USING VISUAL AIDS Shade charts allow us to see the shades available in each range Style books allow us to see the colours clients would like Let the client see staff members hair to see if they like the colour Hair Colouring The consultation Ask Look at what you have to work with Look back at any history eg:Record cards Test Feel Hair Colouring ASK Why are you having colour? What colour(s) do you like? Is it full head colour? Have you considered the cost Hair Colouring ASK Have you used any colour at home? Have you had colour before? What? Where? What colours of clothes do you like to wear? Hair Colouring Look at the client history Read record cards Note the date of the last colour Note any comments on the result Hair Colouring TEST For metallic salts=Incompatibility test For development time assessment=Porosity test Skin Test= for allergy to tint Elasticity test=To assess strength Hair Colouring LOOK At the tones in the hair and decide if you will enhance them or cancel them out Assess any white hair present and decide on the percentage for the record card. This will determine which products you can use and the amount of base colour required. At the haircut/style to see how you can enhance the style using various colour techniques Hair Colouring Look at what you are working with Look for dry hair/damaged hair/scalp abrasions/dry scalp Look at skin colour Eye colour Clothes colours Hair Colouring Types of Colour Temporary Colour Lasts until the next wash (unless hair is very porous) Sits on the cuticle of the hair Hair Colouring Types of Colour Semi-Permanent colour Sits on the cuticle and just inside the cortex Hair Colouring Types of Colour Quassi-permanent The molecules of colour go into the cortex Hair Colouring Types of Colour Permanent Colour Goes into the cortex where colour molecules are deposited Hair Colouring Types of Colour Vegetable colour stains the hairs cuticle Hair Colouring Types of Colour Metallic salt based Colour These colourants cause problems for hairdressers as they are incompatible with peroxide which is contained in many other products for perming and colouring.they cover the hair like gloss paint Hair Colouring Types of Colour Bleaching Products Oxidise the hairs natural pigments to a colourless compound Hair Colouring In Conclusion Hair colouring is a complex business with lots of factors to consider. Keep studying until you are sure you can colour with confidence!