Sunday, January 27, 2008
As you'll see in the head sheet break down, you'll see how the 4 strips were chosen. I chose these to make them easily viewable by you ( not the goal in hair really)
2 Drips and 2 Ribbons
I want you to see how easily they are done,
then refer back to the first post
to see how these very simple techniques look on finished hair ...you will be able to relate the photos in that link to how it was accommplished.
let me know if you have any questions I tried to cover it as simply as this medium would allow
These first 5 fotos are focused on the red paint Drip on the LEFT side , bleach was applied from mid-strand to end, depending on what you are putting this on top of would make a difference in how exactly you apply it. If it is virgin hair you would apply the same way as if bleaching the hair. If color is on the hair you can apply to the strand as well, it will just have to be left on longer. The hair does not have to be super light...the photos of that stage got deleted.- i apologize. The hair only needs to be lightened to a Level 8-9 for most looks
There are hundreds of choices .. of what to do with these pieces of lightened hair- i did the most bold so it would show up in photos the best. I used blue and wished I had used yellow, but couldn't bring myself to (even tho it didn't matter - how weird am I? ) See how I started the bleach at about the tip of her nose for this one?
Then there is the blue paint drips on the left side which were started close to the bottom of the hair with about 2 inches of hair covered with bleach. Rinsed then covered with Blue FUDGE Semi Permanent hair color ( no peroxide) - so these will fade. Look how cool that blue looks peeking out of the bottom of the hair. LOVE IT . You can put color over the bleach, or tone the bleach pieces, make them SILVER...make them black, or make them a gorgeous vanilla blond...there are hundreds of choices to m ake you different. You know why this is a great technique for Crib Colorists? Its easy to apply to yourself. This technique does not necessarily need to be applied to the back of the head and it still looks damn cool, you can change it all the time as well!
Here we have the Red Ribbons and Blue Ribbons (hidden pretty much), see the difference?? ribbons are ON-THE-SCALP , paint drips are OFF-THE-SCALP from a random place chosen on the hair strip - as if the hair was dipped in a paint can
Saturday, January 26, 2008
Is the hair on your head.....dead ?
2 Deadly Questions by Killer Chemist
There is a reason, its a bit complicated but it has to do with the fact that the hair on your head is TERMINAL.
Yep, your hair "dies" - many people use the quote "your hair is dead" which is incorrect - in reality: your hair dies, then it sheds
Every hair on your head goes thru 3 stages
ANAGEN Phase: A long period of GROWTH stage that lasts 2-6 years, this is the stage that actually determines the "length" of an individuals hair and is determined by heredity and genes. Some peoples 'growth' stage is 2 years, they will have the shorter length hair overall as their maximum length has less time to grow, while some individuals have up to 6 years of growth before the hair sheds.They will be the people with the waist length hair you see. On the Hair Blog I have a photo of a woman with hair that is 15 feet long ( she is only 5 feet !)...Needless to say her growth period ( anagen Phase) is obviously a very rare 10 - 15 YEARS!!
That phase is followed by the
CATAGEN Phase: which lasts 2-4 weeks is a period of involution or curling up phase. The follicle stops growing and begins curling up in preparation for
TELOGEN PHASE: that last 2-4 months and is the period of Rest and Shedding. The Hair is shed and prepares for the re-growth and back to the >
ANAGEN PHASE once again !
Every single hair on your head goes thru these stages and continues to....until...when each hair has gone thru some sort of change and does not start up again and fades off.
In a simplified explanation, that is the beginning and cause of hair loss. As each hair that does not "start up" again after that rest period ...is the key to figuring out why hair loss begins and how to keep that from happening will be the $100 Million dollar question that chemists are working on all over this little planet. Do you know how much that solution will be worth to someone? More than the cure for cancer I suspect.
In contrast to most mammals including mice and newborns the adult human hairs are not synchronous and are at various stages of growth.
At any given time, it has been estimated that approximately 86 percent of your hairs are in the anagen phase... 13% in Telogen and 1% in Catagen. When I realized some of these numbers and thought about some of the treatments & tools we use, flat irons,curling irons - blow dryers and on and on. Well, its not near the surprize to me anymore why the huge increase in "hair loss" and "hair thinning" for women in the USA.
HEAT is the Number 1 worst habit that will destroy your hair.
What do you think of that now, really? Its such a simple application to get rid of. Very simple. Heat is "man-made" and can be eliminated so easily.
Just start with that one little piece of information and we will begin to work on the 12 steps of 10,000 HEADS : Healthy Hair Regimen.
Friday, January 25, 2008
This technique which lately has been termed "under-coloring" has been around for a very long time, you are used to seeing black or dark brown underneath a blond VEIL ( hair on top). With this model the use of Deep Ocean Blue, Purple and Scarlet gives a whole new dimension to an "old technique"... re-name it and you may have an award winning style on your hands. I realize my readers are trying to learn the basics, but this can be a "basic", it really can.
The technique is very possible for you Home Hair Colorists HHC to accomplish. No not to this extreme, a more mellow 'version' but still for some excitement and for the 2 color separation (one on top and the other on the bottom ) it is very easy and we will go into this if I hear some requests... after I finish with Dolly ( part 3 tomorrow)
black and silver highlights......how YUMMY........................................
see the Emerald ribbons underneath the blond Veil
This Level 3 model has the technique "Paint Drips" . . . in the future...I plan on showing more new photos of hair styles and pointing out techniques we are discussing or learning so you can start to pick them out yourself. If we are here to learn hair color, which from all of my mail and Comments, is the number 1 reason most of you are here, - part of that category is teaching you the names of the techniques and you must begin to spot techniques when you are out in public as well..
Especially techniques you are learning to accomplish at home.
.......................................But anyway...back to the model, she is a perfect example of the success and the brilliance of this technique. I LOVE this TECHNIQUE, its trying to break into the USA, its huge and been huge in the European hair market...we are slow to change here.
Don't most of you think this is gorgeous? With a Level 3 hair I would shy away from adding blonde to it, it is just to far away from her virgin hair, but many people and I bet there is at least one reading this ( if not many!!) that have this exact hair color and want something more exciting and "fun" - - its a very common problem in the Salon, so why wouldn't it be here. With a modest 10-12 foils and most likely a 10AB or 12AB + 40 volume, this woman's hair has the most gorgeous and easy to accomplish Dynamite Hair Color.
Add Splashes of Color to High-light Layers For Effective Movement and Texture
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Monday, January 21, 2008
Hair Coloring techniques so simple, At Home, is the Finest place to practice them
There are some hair color techniques that you can do at home that are simple, and will make you look as though you have had your hair done at one of the top Salons. There just has never been anyone to turn to - to learn them,
now there is.
You will need a few supplies easily purchased through Killer Strands Color Clinic or your local Beauty Supply. To date I have been attempting to teach and share many of the most difficult theories and procedures ...its about time for a rest and for some fun!
We will use Molly's sister.... 'Dolly' who is a brunette with longer hair to demonstrate the ribbon / paint drips techniques. The fun with this is that any number of colors may be created, which will be more apparent as we move along into the description of this technique.
There is no "technical-by-the-book" method of doing this and there is one method that I will show you on Dolly...but doing it to yourself does and will need some modification - you can develop that on your own. Every Stylist has their own technique: methods and tricks all trying to accomplish the same result, let me show you mine.
One of the newer, coolest and fun techniques is paint drips.
First, what I did was to look through the first few days of posts on http://www.killerpics.blogspot.com/ to see if I could find any photos of hair with both Paint Drips and "ribbons" techniques. Funny part?? there were many. All different types so you can see exactly what you can do with this very simple technique. Every photo here is an example of this technique... see how subtle yet see how opulent and glorious it can look at the same time.
Let me show you the photos today of the various looks you can achieve with this same little technique that will cost you barely anything can be done on many different lengths and colors of hair and takes very little hair education to accomplish.
Notice the blond strips, pieces, ribbons, or as in the photo at the top that says "Winter Beauty Blitz" which is a shining example of Paint Drips. Looks as though she has taken her hair and dipped a couple pieces into a paint can....and the color remaining is drips.
A look very big in Europe. What you can achieve with this is a lightened - fashion forward look...without having to put your hair through the time .. the torture and the retouches, because you basically NEVER HAVE ROOTS! This truly is a PERFECT hair procedure for all you home hair colorists to get down.
Many of you need to get away from the old style method of highlights, that is no longer the way we are placing color in hair... Its much more a freestyle - more natural method of jazzing and pizazzing up those lock of yours.
This bottom photo is one of the more radical, but still...how elegant is this? How beautiful and gorgeous are photos above # 1 and #2 ??? To place those couple blond ribbons in those styles is just so easy and end up looking so damn gorgeous....I am daring all of you to start thinking about changing your hair up to try this.
We will go into Dolly's transformation tomorrow... with the most minimum of products.
Its basically, bleach /developer/foils /gloves and a comb! So gather them up and lets get you all some wonderfully placed Paint Drips!