January 11, 2019 1 Comment
hello everyone, today jessica is going to show us how to BLEND and SOFTEN GRAY HAIR using our model, jason.
if you look at jason’s hair, it is pretty GRAY underneath. the BIGGEST challenge with men’s hair is that they don't want others to know their hair is colored. COLOR CHOICE and PRODUCT PLACEMENT are key to having the end result look natural.
color choice is EVERYTHING! when formulating for men’s hair, keep in mind that the shade needs to be ASHY. we are blending the grey, not completely covering it! choosing an ashy tone will keep your end result in the same family of colors as the grey.
the best way to apply the color is to use a WIDE TOOTH comb and COMB the color in where it’s needed. AVOID doing a SOLID color. the last thing they want is for their hair to look like a mop.
PRO TIP: a finer toothed comb can be used with men that have less density of hair.
jessica is going to be using this comb. you can discover what type of comb to use by RUNNING it through the hair and observing where it will leave TRACES of color. because jason’s hair is nice and thick, jessica will stick with a wider toothed comb.
the color that jessica mixed was a 4.1 (ASHY level 4) because his NATURAL color is a 4.0.
PRO TIP: if a client is FULLY GREY and EVENTUALLY have darker hair, jessica suggests to do it gradually. start by using a HALF OF A LEVEL DARKER each time, so it’s not a shock to them or their friends and family. SUBTLE is key.
jessica is PAINTING the color on the comb, making sure that the product is evenly distributed (NO CLUMPS of color anywhere on the comb) and then combing it through the hair. with each section, she will RE-APPLY color to the comb . follow this method until you're happy with the amount of grey is covered and let the color PROCESS.
the color is mixed with a 1 TO 1 RATIO and jessica only used a 10 vol. it’s important to not have too much LIFTING POWER. the goal is to blend the grey, not to fully cover it. a SMALL amount of residual grey color is wanted to achieve the SALT AND PEPPER look.
PRO TIP: when you have a section where the hair is predominately WHITE, make sure to comb the hair in DIFFERENT directions. doing this will ensure the color is DIFFUSED THROUGHOUT the by covering enough grey in that section.
jessica uses the same technique all around jason's head.
as you can see, the head has color STREAKED through it. REMEMBER to avoid doing a solid color. these subtle HINTS of GRAY is what keeps the look NATURAL.
let the color PROCESS and then rinse and wash the hair.
as jessica runs her fingers through the hair you can see a seamless transition of color with a subtle accents of salt and pepper.
to finish off his hair, jessica added a bit of 'texture'. this hair shaping paste creates exceptional hold for all day wear that is weightless and DOES NOT greasy throughout the day. enriched with organic sea kelp extract and pure essential oils to nourish and condition your hair with every use.
make sure to leave any thoughts and questions below, and keep a lookout for new videos every friday. finally make sure to subscribe to our channel @nvennhairbeauty
XOXOXO see you lovelies next week
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