Hair and Skin week wrap up
Today is the last post for our Hair and Skin week
Re-cap? Glad you ask! This week we had tutorials for...
And now I bring to you the final installment
Women's hair tips.
Picture from L'Oriel
I thought I would share a few color tips. I mean let's face it the home hair coloring market wouldn't be a 1.54 billion dollar industry if no one was coloring their hair at home. So for all of you who do color your hair at home, here are a few tips for better results.
I of course still suggest seeing a professional.
(after all once upon a time that is how I made a living)
So tips for today:
- Highlighting (or using foil)
- Retouching color
- Bangs (cut and trim)
To do a highlight here are some things I suggest, although do foil my own hair I don't reccomend it. Find a buddy to practice with. For the tutorial I used my amazing sister in law for my model, we didn't actually do a color for the tutorial I just used conditioner which is great for practice if you are trying to master the technique. (and very hydrating for the hair) Please if you can at least go to Sally's beauty supply or some other beauty supply store to buy your color. Here's why:
- You don't need a license
- You can have help picking the right supplies and color
- It is tailored for your hair
- It hardly costs more
- It is easier on your hair
- You will have better results
Ok so now what you will need:
- Rat tail comb (has comb on one end and tapered edge that comes to a point on the other)
- Color bowl (or any non-metal bowl really)
- Color Brush (looks like a paint brush
- Foil (if you will foil your hair often buy the pre-sliced sheets at the beauty store, otherwise kitchen foil is fine)
- Clips to hold your hair
Ready to go?
|Section off the hair. Then take your clip and pin the top of the section up. (as shown) Grab the bottom selection and hold it taut between your fingers.|
|Weave the comb through the section of hair. How wide you weave is how chunky or thin your highlights will be.|
|Then pinch the hair left on top of the comb. Keep holding it|
|Then you will fold the foil over the tail of the comb as shown|
|Place the fold side against the head (that flap will come in handy later) Hold the hair tight and pull the comb out.|
|Then take the middle section of the bangs and comb it up from your head at a slight angle as shown above.|
|Then with your scissors on the side notch away at the bangs. Start slowly you can always take more off, I have been doing hair for 7 years and I still start slow, you can't glue hair back on.|
|Then you are going to lift the hair more straight up and cut off that point at the end there. (see it?)|
|Now it is gone|
|Next comb the hair from the side to meet the hair in the middle.|
|See how you can see the hair you already cut?|
|Cut that hair to the same length. Pulling it to the center is how you get it so it is slightly longer on the sides kind of framing your face slightly. Do this to both sides.|
|Then for drying, I like to have the hair dryer blow straight down and making my hand kind of a claw I comb through the bangs.|
|You can pull the hair straight as you are drying so it will lay right and if you have a curl or kink in your bangs feel free to break out the flat iron (my best friend)|