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10 TOP TIPS TO PROVIDE A 5 STAR COLOUR SERVICE

Postby chris the limey » 21 Jul 2007 08:31 pm

Colour is necessary for every client. Colour will add shine and definition to a cut, also gives body and texture to every hairstyle.

More than this, great use of colour can give you, the stylist the opportunity to show off your skills and keep client retention high. The client will be sure to return in 6 weeks for a repeat service if you do a great job.

Here are our 10 Top Tips for providing a 5 star colouring service within your salon.


1. Know your colour product options ; make sure you regularly update your product knowledge. You need to know what each product will do on the hair, also why you would choose that particular colour or colour type, whether it is permanent or Demi- Permanent colour.
2. Not sure about the result? Make swatches when you are not busy with duct tape and hair cuttings. Have them ready for when you want to experiment. Know your stuff!.
3. Have 5 great colour formulas memorised. One for pale ash hair level 8 & up, one for dark blonde hair (level 7), one for brown hair level (5/6), one for dark level 3 & below, and one for red hair.
4. Understand your red tones. As a general rule, if you are adding red to blonde hair, use copper gold tones for the best results.
5. Burgundy reds are for clients with natural level 5 hair and darker. Purple tones do not always look so great on blonde hair. However there is always the exception. Use a notebook. Have your formulas written in the back of the book and use diagrams to show your clients where you will place different colours. Can\'t draw? Use a photocopied sheet with blank heads drawn onto it.
6. One person\'s red is another persons brown. For instance; when you think red the client may think Lucille Ball, have visuals ready, show pictures rather than swatches. Swatches are for stylists to determine tones. However, you may wish to put 4 colour swatches together to show how they contrast.
7. Carry out a thorough consultation before every colour service (even with regular clients). Take 5-10 minutes to decide on a result with the client, use visuals to confirm the look you are aiming for and never confuse the client by talking about numbers (e.g. This 5.12 is really nice but I\'m going to use the next one up on you which is 6.24) - instead, always describe colours by tone (e.g. This coppery brown is really nice but for your skin tone I think we should go with something more golden.)
8. Ask the client for a full colour history. Go back for 2 years as this will give you an idea of environmental /lifestyle factors that you should consider. How often they shampoo & condition, what they use, how they style, comb, brush their hair or even potential chlorine damage from regular swimming. Also you may need to consider treatments, scalp issues, heat and humidity, styling issues etc. These should all be considered before deciding on a colour formulation
9. Do a technical analysis of the clients hair and skin.

* Consider the face shape and hair cut. Define skin colour (warm or cool) and natural depth of the clients hair colour.
* Visualize the haircut and how colour would improve the shape. Look for the focal point of the hair---- this is the place to colour.
* Take a centre parting...Not the natural part.
* Put your thumb over the coloured hair, so you look at the natural hair only.
* Be aware of the lighting, spotlights can give the illusion of the hair being lighter/warmer than it actually is.
* Decide if the hair is dark or light brown, dark or light blonde.
* Lift hair into the light to look for ashy, warm or yellow tones and decide the cause of the result, are they natural, coloured or environmental?
* Consider the percentage of white.

10. Finally, and most importantly, Number 10 - LISTEN TO THE CLIENT! If they really are not sure about the brown you are recommending, do not put it onto their hair. Ask the client why they are unsure about the recommended shade and listen to their concerns. Ultimately, it is the client who has to wear your creation and feel happy with it; not you.

This article was written for www.hairdressingworld.com by Irene Schreiber. Irene is a certified Salon Strategies Coach and can be contacted via email at iblues@charter.net
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