Quite years ago a hairdresser friend said to (a very young me) I should go copper, it would really suit me she said. My immediate reaction was absolutely not! Always a blonde in my late teens/early 20’s, the thought of copper was completely out of the question. (Copper was not being embraced like it is now.) What I didn’t realise was that I was about to discover the most important tool I would carry with me for the rest of my hairdressing career.
After a while curiosity got the better of me and I decided to give the copper thing a go. Starting off with a strawberry blonde and eventually I was on a mission to be the brightest shade of tangerine I could find! The brighter and stronger the red, the more green my eyes became! The more even my skin tone became, and the less makeup was needed! It was then that I realised how important colour choice and suitability is!
The importance of looking at skin tone/eye colour was literally put right in front of my eyes. Now …. its the first thing I start analysing!
Being young and inexperienced what I hadn’t quite grasped or learned yet was how your hair colour could massively enhance your most important features! It wasn’t just about choosing ‘A colour’ that a client was happy with. It is much more about what suited them. It gave me more confidence and reassurance when it came to recommending colours I knew would compliment my client. Having that confidence is what helps me take some of my clients out of their comfort zone. Taking them on a colour path that even they may not have realised was better for them.
Skin tone and Eye colour is now the starting point when talking about colour. Not everyone is brave enough to delve in but thats ok. Even small tweaks can make a big difference.
This is just the beginning of a subject that I will talk more about, theres a lot more to come so stay tuned.
I do have a message for all potential clients though…
Have faith in me… your colourist! I want you to look and feel your best! I promise!