You Cant Be Too Blonde...

   Remember a couple of weeks ago, as spring was starting to creep in, and EVERYONE in my chair was asking for a change in their hair?  Well, that streak continues. However, as the warm weather is setting in clients are feeling the urge to go lighter.  Hell, I will NEVER tell someone not to go blonde. My name is Andrew, and I'm addicted to blonding people. 

   Here are some of my favorite blondes from the past week...including a HUGE color correction. 

    Believe it or not, we use color for Cat's highlights, as opposed to bleach.  Wella Special Blonde 12/0 and 12/11 is my  go to  formula for pale highlights. Natural color MUST BE a level 7 or higher, and pretty fine.  

   Believe it or not, we use color for Cat's highlights, as opposed to bleach.  Wella Special Blonde 12/0 and 12/11 is my go to formula for pale highlights. Natural color MUST BE a level 7 or higher, and pretty fine.  

    As much as I love hairpainting, a lot of times you're never going to get as light as you want.  In Ria's case spring was the perfect time to go back to foils.  A lot of extra brightness at the root. 

   As much as I love hairpainting, a lot of times you're never going to get as light as you want.  In Ria's case spring was the perfect time to go back to foils.  A lot of extra brightness at the root. 

    And here is a fun project from yesterday.  The before picture is the shoddy work from another salon...who actually charged for this color.  Don't attempt ombre/balayage/hairpainting unless you know what you're doing.  To fix, I incorporated foiled lowlights that matched her base, in this case Illumina 4/ . I like Illumina for this because her ends were so warm, and Illumina tends to be on the  cool  side.  On the upper half of her head I continued lowlighting, but between foils I feathered up lightener to blend.  I finished by toning everything with Illumina 8/69 and 7/...equal parts, with pastel developer.  

   And here is a fun project from yesterday.  The before picture is the shoddy work from another salon...who actually charged for this color.  Don't attempt ombre/balayage/hairpainting unless you know what you're doing.  To fix, I incorporated foiled lowlights that matched her base, in this case Illumina 4/ . I like Illumina for this because her ends were so warm, and Illumina tends to be on the cool side.  On the upper half of her head I continued lowlighting, but between foils I feathered up lightener to blend.  I finished by toning everything with Illumina 8/69 and 7/...equal parts, with pastel developer.  

    Not a huge change for Laurie...but I really love the tone here.  After painting her hair, including painted lowlights (same formula as her single process...) we glazed with equal parts 10/6, 9/16, and 8/3.  I know that 8/3 is scary to some people, but it comes out so buttery and soft. 

   Not a huge change for Laurie...but I really love the tone here.  After painting her hair, including painted lowlights (same formula as her single process...) we glazed with equal parts 10/6, 9/16, and 8/3.  I know that 8/3 is scary to some people, but it comes out so buttery and soft. 

   So there you go.  Your weekly dose of blonding...and this doesn't include the PROJECT OF A LIFETIME that I had yesterday. (yes, even bigger that the color correction above.) This begs the question, can you ever be too blonde? No. No you cant.