Color melting is without a doubt one of the most underestimated hair color techniques out there. If you are not familiar with the coloring process Matrix does an excellent job explaining the technique as well as offering a variety of color melting pallets
Of course with the overwhelming response to my new hair color, I wanted to talk about the color melting formula I had done with Erin Jubril as we feature her in this weeks Stylist
Before my color approach to this color melting process with Erin, we DID NOT do a color extractor for TESTING PURPOSES. So, I bet you’re wondering what my hair color looked like before? Ok, in all fairness I have to share the before so we can paint the right picture. Now understand. Even before this image, my hair had been lifted to blonde level 9/10 and then back to dark 🙂 So by now I hope you get the picture. I’m your typical nightmare client l 🙂
[disclaim]Below was her magic color melting formulation![/disclaim]
Formula: Zone 1: CHROMATICS 3N with 20vol
Balayage with Flash Lift and 40 volume = parts with Olaplex
All over gloss: color melt Zone 1: and 2 SEQ 06T.
Zone 3: 09N
Treated with Olaplex number 2 after and Pureology Smooth Perfection haircare.
Primed the hair with Colour Fanatic 22 Benefits spray and I used intense smoothing cream and shaping control gel from smooth perfection as well.
If you understand Oil Delivery color lines. You understand how difficult it can be to remove the color. If you’re a brunette and hate that your brown tends to go flat or maybe you’re a
Erin had done my hair once more after this, and again we didn’t color extract the artificial color before the process and 5 hours later using a
So I accepted that I had so much color build up on my hair coupled with the fact that I’m at a level 2 naturally and its always been difficult to lift my hair and let’s not forget how porous my hair is by now. Not to mention that every technique including color melting was now done on my hair. So, reality set in and I had to accept that I couldn’t go back to blonde again
But then, there was my crazy thought about cutting my hair off. So who cared if I put my hair through yet one more test to see if the color extractor could do what it did in the past when I ran up against this same challenge.
As you can see, Erin is an excellent hairstylist and former REDKEN Educator. In fact, someone I’ve also had the privilege of calling a mentor as well as a
I asked Erin what advice she would give a stylist who was looking for a place to start their career and here is what she had to say.
“My advice regarding a stylist looking for a home to begin their career is to be very clear in what it is they want for themselves. Do you want to just show up to your job and turn out some cool hair and leave or are you looking for a career, a place that is committed to teamwork and personal development. Depending on your answer depends on what type of salon you should be a part of. It’s very important to get real clear on that before interviewing. A lot of new stylists say they’re looking for a salon that is focused on continuing education and opportunities outside just working behind the chair, but only a select few actually mean it when the rubber hits the road. So if that is you then do your research. Look for salons that are level based and have systems in place that help you reach goals and in return get promoted. Look for salons with strong relationships to brands that support them. Look for salons that encourage you, support you, push you, challenge you. If that’s not you, it’s not bad, it’s just not your gig. So don’t set yourself up to fail. Be honest with yourself and choose a salon that better suits you. But if you truly want major success in the industry you have to ALWAYS challenge yourself and surround yourself with people who will be honest with you and hold you accountable.”
I’m a firm believer in supporting those that support myself, my dreams and my ambitions.
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The Heart of a Hairdresser is a platform to Inspire others to courageously follow their bliss. I will be vlogging, blogging, hosting and creating online workshops and programs to encourage others to use their fear as fuel. My goal is to help others achieve their dreams and be unafraid to boldly tap into their fullest God-given potential.
I’m so proud to share with you, that Erin launched “The Heart of a Hairdresser” 12 days after my Shear Destiny’s book launch event on June 23rd where she so graciously spoke as a guest speaker. In the video below she shares even more about The Heart of a Hairdresser and our journey and industry mission together.
What would you say is the most difficult thing to overcome as a teacher to those that are associates working under you in a salon?
The beginning stages of working with a new associate has been the most challenging for me. When you have become accustomed to working with an associate that can see 5 steps ahead and is truly a partner to you or an extension of you it can slow your pace down when it’s time to train a newbie.
If you’re looking for a new stylist you can find Erin in two locations 🙂 that’s right! This is one woman that’s on the move 🙂 So, if you’re in Georgia or Indiana you can book with this Super Star at the following locations!
Element Salon – Spa & Unique Boutique
925 Sagamore Pkwy W
West Lafayette, Indiana, IN 47906