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Issac Ulrich & Guy Tang

We are beyond excited to showcase our second feature on Issac Ulrich as he shares with us how he achieved this beautiful earth toned brown, hair color correction.  If you’re anything like myself, your hair has seen more than 4 to 5 shades of the color palette within a 12 month period. Without a doubt, the term “virgin hair” has become an anomaly in today’s market.

Even in an article written by Modern Salon noted in a survey done by P & G Beauty where they shared   “A survey among 2,000 women aged 15-75, 65 percent had colored their hair in the past 12 months. Of that 65 percent, 52 percent said they exclusively color their hair at home; 28 percent exclusively have their hair colored in a salon; and 20 percent fall into an interesting category P&G Beauty calls the, Dualist women who get their hair colored in the salon and also color their hair at home.”

So if women are starting that young, and coloring their hair at home.  You can only imagine how often they too are exploring that same color palette I like to explore. The questions that now come to mind are, what did they use? How did they do it? Did they do it from start to finish or did a professional? What technique was used to accomplish the desired outcome?

Ooooh, let’s not forget to mention the season of the Unicorn that has canvassed the last two years on hair from all age groups! In truth, it’s a wonder if anyone knows what their natural hair color looks like anymore?

Two things that make color corrections so challenging are. First, not knowing what the clients natural color is? Second, what the hair has gone through before trying to take them back to natural the right way!

There is an actual science to returning hair color to its “natural color” and Issac shows us what that looks like in this beautiful process we are showcasing today.

Proceed with Caution: Take note also that this was a two-step process!


Color correction by: Issac Ulrich

Session 1:

Step 1: Flash wash with Flash Lift, 30 vol, and Extreme Shampoo x2

Step 2: CAT treatment for 10.

Step 3: Glaze with equal parts Shades EQ 07GB+07N

Step 4: Rinse and treat with a Redken Cocktail (Extreme, Color Extend, and All Soft) and 3.5 pHix Phase

Session 2:

Step 1: Root extension with equal parts Chromatics Ultra Rich 5NN and 7Gb

Step 2: Balayage with Free Hand lightener and 30 vol with Olaplex in foils.

Step 3: Rinse and finish Olaplex.

Step 4: Shampoo and glaze with 2 parts 09NB and 1 part 07GB with processing solution. Air process for 20.

Step 5: Shampoo with Pureology Perfect for Platinum and treat with a Redken Cocktail (Extreme, Color Extend, and All Soft)

Step 6: Trim and style!

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Issac Ulrich applying extensions

Since your last feature what has transpired in your professional career behind the chair?

Since my last feature, there have been several changes in my professional career behind the chair. We bought a salon in Midtown Atlanta (YAY!!!) and I have started working there, as well as transitioning from our Alpharetta location to Sandy Springs. I am getting ready to go back to school to get my instructors license so I can work on teaching future stylists. I also interviewed for, and was selected to begin my journey to become a Redken Artist, however the universe had different plans, so I did not follow that path. One thing I learned from getting that opportunity with Redken, was that I can achieve anything I put my mind to. No goal is out of reach.

Spoken like a TRUE SOLDIER!

You have a copy of “Shear Destiny”. What has been your most favorite chapter and why?

My favorite chapter of Shear Destiny so far, has been the breakdown of all of the different avenues in the beauty industry. I didn’t realize how many different options there were available as a licensed cosmetologist.

Do you think that cosmetology schools should make it mandatory to carry this book in their curriculum?

I ABSOLUTELY think that this book should be required in ALL cosmetology schools. It is an AMAZING resource and I think people would be more prepared to choose what they want to do when they graduate if they had this book.


Barbering Design by Issac Ulrich

Share with us, one of 2016 craziest moments behind the chair for you. 

One of my craziest moments of 2016 from behind the chair, was competing in a 6 month long contest for 1 of 5 spots for a trip to the Redken Exchange in NYC. I was blown away when I realized that I (a level 2 stylist) came in 1st (out of almost 30 stylists levels 1-5). My trip to The Exchange on 5th  Ave in NYC changed my life. It was the turning point where I knew I needed to educate in some capacity.

Needless to say, Issac’s future keeps getting brighter and brighter and we are so proud to be a part of his journey.

So if you’re looking for a stylists that’s not one demensional. You will want to call Issac for your next appointment!!

Sandy Springs: Aura Hair & Makeup

7878 Roswell Road
Sandy Springs, GA, 30004  (770) 640-2882


Midtown: Aura Hair & Makeup

1927 Cheshire Bridge Road
Atlanta, GA, 30324  (404) 249-9502