January 2, 2010

“Just For Men” = ‘ Just For the Trash Can’ – Replaced by a new Kit by L.A. Colorist from Killer Strands

NON-IRRITATING Kit to Cover Gray on Both: Head & Face

85211532 Recently,men have contacted me regarding covering their gray and wanting to know how to do it successfully without irritation to their skin/scalp. Its really quite simple, but with finding out what they were using yesterday in the ingredient list sent me into a mild Coronary…. it took me a day to recover and explain…please read yesterdays post, for further info.Now, with today's post, I’m addressing the issue I began to yesterday.
Personally I would stay far away from any kit that says “Just For Men” “Loving Care” & there is a 3rd one I cannot remember the name of??? - PLEASE –PLEASE get over your fear of using regular hair color. There is no “trick” to only covering the gray hairs and leaving the rest alone…..NONE –ZERO ….JUST GIVE IT UP. Its Bullshit, they are trying to trick you into thinking there is a nifty- trick to coloring only your gray hairs and THERE ISN’T ! There is no way to only color select hairs on your head short of painting each hair individually. BUT…………..that does not mean there is not a method of coloring men's hair where it looks realistic and natural. I’ve done it to hundreds of clients for 17 years – I had a huge amount of men’s color clients….I don’t know why….but I did.Copy of killercutscolors373
PLEASE read all the POSTS and Testimonials that are everywhere on the INTERNET – all the complaints about "JUST FOR MEN" . But, anyway, finally you have your answer. I’m here to help and to be honest I’m sorry I have not addressed this sooner, I feel bad now that I have read all the problems men have been having.
Coloring Hair now-a-days is a very very simple and successful process.
Here is what it involves:
Mix 1 ounce of 1 Hair Color and 1 ounce of another Hair color into a bowl…….(into a $1.29 plastic Tint Bowl)
then add:
2 ounces of Developer…………….
then…….Stir/Mix …and Apply. …………and That’s It . . .
When you paint it on your head with a small paint brush ( pretend its a fence).
Now, there are just a couple basic supplies you will need to make this successful and you can be on your road to coloring your hair every 6-8 weeks at home. . . and it will look GGGREAT, I promise. Most of which you can get in our store:
http://killerstrands.myshopify.com/
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You need:
  • Tint Brush
  • Tail Comb
  • Tint Bowl
  • Application Comb
http://killerstrands.myshopify.com/collections/tools-and-supplieshttp://
Then, all of you need to go to Home Depot and purchase a 3-Way WALL mounted extension mirror. Although I found a pretty reasonably priced one on EBAY and a few other online stores, I find men – would rather go to Home Depot.a wall mirror4
Mount it in your Bathroom, so you can do the back of your hair YOURSELF. Take back control of your hair color, like the women are doing, please don’t think this is just happening to you…the women deal with this same crap, I promise you.
To be perfectly honest, most of you need to have this mirror anyway. I feel every single person on the planet should have one of these mirrors. I will stand in a line and glance at various peoples hair ( because that’s what I do!!!) 50% of them never even touch the back of their hair. Which is what the rest of us LOOK AT!
EVERYONE put it on your list of things to do this week….. Purchase an Extension Arm Wall Mirror – there is a well priced version on EBAY. . .
We will now have available for sale in the store, the following Kits:
  • KILLER COVER GRAY – MR. Kit > In 2 Types….(1) KP – Koleston Perfect > Permanent Hair Color …….(2) CT- ColorTOUCH > Demi-Permanent Color,
  • both come in 12 Colors , with us adding the 2nd color you will need + the Developer, 1 pair of Gloves, & a measuring Cup. EVERY thing you need but a "paint" {tint} brush , really.
  • If you want any "red" or "reddish" tones in the hair color ...you MUST mark that at check out - that will require 1 email exchange....but that's all
http://killerstrands.myshopify.com/products/wella-koleston-perfect-permanent-color
  • KILLER COVER GRAY – MRS. Kit……..in the same 2 options……this will be forth coming. There are hundreds of posts for the women, its about time I helped the guys out.
Doing my research on “Just For Men”it just broke my heart that they have absolutely NO options, but to go to a Salon. Well, at least 50% of them who want this service will NOT GO TO A SALON. . . . they can’t be bothered.
I just read 103 Testimonials (Folica.com) about the disaster that JUST FOR MEN is creating against men of all ages and hair colors…Its time I helped them out and gave them a “Killer” KIT to purchase. So it will be easy for them.
Women, if you know of any men . . . please let them know….I really feel like I have “dropped the ball” on this one….and feel ‘just horrible’ …I truly do.
You have the choice of
  1. KP – KOLESTON PERFECT – Permanent Color or
  2. CT–COLOR TOUCH - Demi-Permanent Color within each Kit.
I’m trying to make it S-I-M-P-L-E
Within every Kit:
{in order to cover GRAY properly} 1/2 the Formula MUST be a “N” Series Color or a “Neutral”. If you want to know why its a very very long story, I know my men. . . they don’t care. They simply want to get the job done efficiently and correctly.
So that is how the Kits are referred to….You will ask or order a 6N – CT Killer GRAY Kit for Misters….. or a 8N – KP Killer Gray Kit for Mr. We will take care of the rest. But, you will need to take a little time and determine which color your hair is that is your own color……I highly suggest you get someone else’s help on this one little tiny matter. It is really hard to determine this on oneself…..Trust me. You will only need to do it once…..then you are home free.
Businessmen in Black Straight On Series 1It is not super critical…..within these Wella European Colors they run a full level darker than they appear or than any other American chart. The Level System is a Universal System for Hair Color … and is used worldwide in every country on the planet.
So, if you order a 6N and have not written in the check out box that you have taken the “darker factor” into account. We will send you a 7N.
I’ve been doing this a lot of years and have well over 10,000 Heads under my belt..I have had a huge male COLOR clientele as well….so tons of experience – I promise. With Gray hair; going one level lighter is also a smart idea . . .1 level darker….is NOT….It looks super weird- like shoe polish.
Whether you need a 6N-KIT in KP……or maybe a 8N Kit in CT….?all you need to do is figure out how light or dark your hair is. That is what the LEVEL SYSTEM is.
Level 1…………….is Black
Level 12…………..is Platinum/White
and here are all the colors in between:
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The numbers in between are the different lightness of blonde’s to dark Browns. All you have to do is figure out how light or how dark your own ( non gray) hair is ---> simple.
A very common color is LEVEL 7, which ‘says’ its medium blonde…check that out…do you think that is medium blond or ANY blond??? I don’t , and I do this shit for a living. So once you figure out which Level of lightness or darkness you are – go to the Wella Color Page http://killerstrands.myshopify.com/products/wella
find, your Level and figure your percentage of Gray, if you have no one to help – join our group, up-load a photo of you hair in there…….and there are plenty of super qualified people to help. So many many options to solve your hair crisis….especially covering your gray. Also determine the percentage of gray to determine which color you should use. . .CT or KP. Another little tip > > > > if you want the color to fade out as you shampoo . . . then choose the CT (Demi Permanent) …..that’s another tip. If your gray is super stubborn, use the KP….another tiny tip.
I’m sure there will be questions but lets get this started and see how we do. . . remember when you make a purchase you are more than welcome to ask questions in the box at the end of check-out and they will be answered and applied to your order. For now, I personally do all the recommendations and color selections with all orders. So a nice little bonus when purchasing from Killer Strands.
The only color that won’t work this way is Red heads, which I am – so I have a special affinity for. They will need to purchase the REDHEAD Kit and you will be sent an email and we will figure it out, by you answering a couple questions…there are really only 2/3 Levels of Redheads. Be sure to purchase the REDHEAD KIT, and we will email you.
The next decision needs to be which color you want to use.
KP or CT
If you have 25% Gray as you see in this chart. . . . that is the cut-off point for going from CT {Color Touch} and bumping up to KP {Koleston Perfect} which is permanent and has the turbo booster to help cover the tougher gray. {just a play with words…}
If you want, try CT with your first order, you will see how it works and then decide whether you want to use Demi Permanent again or bump up to KP. Once you begin to use this level of color you can go between the 2 with no problem.
The only thing you cannot do is go from brown to blond. The color must be removed to do that, and that is addressed on many other posts in this BLOG. These kits are only for covering GRAY...PERIOD.
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{for those who are single or simply want to gain your own control of your own hair color, and have it turn out perfectly . . . this is your answer.
WE are on the road and will continue on with this. . . so please join our group . . . ask questions in there. . .lots of qualified people and myself stops by frequently. . .
Hope This Helps. . . . somewhat. . . . for now. . . .more to come
Killer Chemist

4 comments:

  1. Your blog keeps getting better and better! Your older articles are not as good as newer ones you have a lot more creativity and originality now keep it up!

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  2. Thank God for you.
    I have come across the gem of all gems with this blog. I had yet to find a serious Hair Blogger, and not only am I happy that I found you, but I am gleaming with joy that it is so perfect, and ideal, by wary of the things you touch on, the pictures, your expertise, the liveliness of it, the organization, the seriousness, the slideshows, the personal videos, the dedication. This is literally on another level and I love you for it, Killer Strands. And I am sure for everyone else who reads it says just the same.
    It's about time that someone were to make a site like this... I have been looking for one every since I was in the 7th grade! & so please, never stop! (I looked up what an RRS feed is JUST FOR THIS & then signed up immediately!) I am learning so much from you and it is a privilege to hear this rare guidance from you! I will immediately tell all my friends of this site. May I ask/recommend you to make a "Facebook Fan Page?" If you're not familiar with Facebook, (which I’m sure you are) you don't have to update it as if it was your personal page, it is just so one can add you to their links via a Facebook sticker, so EVERYONE can see it, and it's easy access.
    I also love how you feel so strongly about what you write, it is very intriguing to see what your next post will be about. Also, just so you know, although I am almost embarrassed I have this much time on my hands lately; I have slowly but surely in the past 3 days went through every one of your Blogs and took note of it all. I am a Nail Technician, 18 years old, and a freshman in college in Kansas, and received my license part time through my senior year of High School. It was very rough and complicated being it be my senior year, but I did it! This site will always remind me of the joy that comes from cosmetology!

    And on a separate note, although I know you do not work with skin & this is totally adjacent to your expertise; I would humbly like to ask what you think of the Face Master created by Susan Somers many years ago? Is there any buzz or popularity among any of your clients, workers & do you know anything about it?

    Well Wishes...!
    Kate





    P.S. Love you

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  3. Thank God for you.
    I have come across the gem of all gems with this blog. I had yet to find a serious Hair Blogger, and not only am I happy that I found you, but I am gleaming with joy that it is so perfect, and ideal, by wary of the things you touch on, the pictures, your expertise, the liveliness of it, the organization, the seriousness, the slideshows, the personal videos, the dedication. This is literally on another level and I love you for it, Killer Strands. And I am sure for everyone else who reads it says just the same.
    It's about time that someone were to make a site like this... I have been looking for one every since I was in the 7th grade! & so please, never stop! (I looked up what an RRS feed is JUST FOR THIS & then signed up immediately!) I am learning so much from you and it is a privilege to hear this rare guidance from you! I will immediately tell all my friends of this site. May I ask/recommend you to make a "Facebook Fan Page?" If you're not familiar with Facebook, (which I’m sure you are) you don't have to update it as if it was your personal page, it is just so one can add you to their links via a Facebook sticker, so EVERYONE can see it, and it's easy access.
    I also love how you feel so strongly about what you write, it is very intriguing to see what your next post will be about. Also, just so you know, although I am almost embarrassed I have this much time on my hands lately; I have slowly but surely in the past 3 days went through every one of your Blogs and took note of it all. I am a Nail Technician, 18 years old, and a freshman in college in Kansas, and received my license part time through my senior year of High School. It was very rough and complicated being it be my senior year, but I did it! This site will always remind me of the joy that comes from cosmetology!

    And on a separate note, although I know you do not work with skin & this is totally adjacent to your expertise; I would humbly like to ask what you think of the Face Master created by Susan Somers many years ago? Is there any buzz or popularity among any of your clients, workers & do you know anything about it?

    Well Wishes...!
    Kate





    P.S. Love you

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  4. Please KC! Write an article for us Level Ones! I got the black fever this summer and can't turn back. Us on this super dark end of the spectrum don't get a lot of attention especially when we fall in love with the blackest of blacks.

    Also, could you please write about what you think of Chaz Dean's WEN. I just got it the other day and absolutely love it.

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