Checking out the new colors and cuts for Spring, I just had to bring you some of the ones I felt were inspirational. These are always ahead of their time, but I hope many of you will consider changing your style, changing your color - - “change” can be so good for the soul. Try it.
Probably my favorite category is this first section that shows
flashes of Pastel Krazy Kolors:
Pastel Pink Slices in the Underside Application
Lavender Paint Drips applied Asymmetrically
Another take on the “Paint Drip” Technique – I just adore all of these and wish I was back in the Salon so I could do my own take on this theme. I sure miss that end, I did one of the K/S Staff members hair this past weekend, so it got my juices rolling again. We are using VANISH to remove a couple years of Boxed Hair color that turned her hair / & more specifically her ends… black. I was explaining to her that (she’s new with us) switching from doing hair in a Salon atmosphere in a “hands-on” fashion versus doing hair over the Internet where it is all in words using descriptions and explanations…was a very strange & scary experience.
At first I thought it could not be accomplished correctly, but then I had a few die-hard Crib Colorists prove to me it could very well work….as long as you, the public, would take a little time in learning the LEVEL System of Hair Color Formulation.
So now, there are many “new” people to Killerstrands and for those of you who are…my best suggestion to you and to everyone is to skim/read the entire BLOG. Begin on April 15 2007, and read every post that interests you. . .and pertains to your hair. Marking the Posts that you will want to come back to and re-read. If you do this you will learn how to formulate and take care of your own hair color like a pro. I have watched hundreds – maybe even thousands of people - - learn to properly color their hair and the thrill that comes with that knowledge is electric. Its terrible that I have become a bit immune to the success stories, but I promise I read every single one and cherish them all.
This Tip Drip technique of Color really has been revitalized by Nicky Minaj and a little by Lady Gaga, which is how hair trends get started.
In the UK where the art of hair is the highest and the most well respected, they refer to that piece of hair across your forehead as the “FRINGE” ….and NOT BANGS. I trained an entire arsenal of clients in Malibu to use the term as I will try to train all of you . . . Regardless , isn’t the Fringe in the above Photo just completely awesome? Having a Fringe this spring and summer will be the one sure thing.
Reds can be smashing, and with todays technology they can last a super long time, you can always help them along a little by ordering GLIMMER from our store. Glimmer is a Custom-made colored Conditioner for you. You may request just about any color of the rainbow, so far no one has stumped me ( although there is always a first time). You receive 8 oz of your particular requested color, which is helpful in 2 aspects. . . to either fight off the annoying DURP you may have….(like using a violet-tinted Glimmer to correct brassiness) OR to enrich your present color. You may order a Copper-Red….which would enrich the above 2 heads of hair in Fresh-As-New-Color. Reds tend to fade easier than other colors. In this instance you would be using GLIMMER to enhance your existing color. This trick can be done with virtually ANY color of the rainbow. I’m a “color-a-holic” always have been - - so I just thoroughly enjoy the art of color in hair - - in art, in anything.
This is where ART Imitates Life. . .This new style is coined the “BALLERINE BUN” and is taken from the movie – BLACK SWAN. You will be seeing Buns on everything from the Boardwalk, to the Runway, to the ____________
Ballerina Buns are very hip and who doesn’t like this to be “in” and “cool” ! Its so easy to do and can be accomplished with a lot of different hair lengths.
Look for the next hair trends in Music, Movie’s, Museums and Movie Stars was 1 part of a sign I had over my Stations in the Salon…. the other one said: “ Not All Hair Can Be All Colors ”. I had that there for people to learn a couple solid HONEST principals to watch out for throughout their lifetime in the hair world. Education is the key to most facets of life you encounter, I completely believe in taking the extra time it takes to learn about a subject “such as hair” than to just try to Bullshit your way through. For one thing, in the Hair universe. . . . you WILL destroy your hair. Many of you are here because that is where you are today. I also believe:
ALL HAIR CAN BE RESTORED TO HEALTHY, STRONG SHINY HAIR . . . if you follow 10,000 HEADS - 86% of you will see tremendous, shocking, positive results within 90 days. Again, provided you follow and live by the 14 Steps. In 180 days you will become transformed and will begin to believe me, my rules and my suggestions. This protocol did not begin with the beginning of this Blog 4 years ago. . . it began in the Salon over 15 years ago.
I have been looking for a couple new lines to carry for the store, but with my criteria concerning “INGREDIENT LISTS” – it just does give a large selection…..but I have found a couple hopefuls . . . we are testing them as I speak. Fingers crossed.
Here is Nicki Manaj and her various hair colors and styles over the last year………and here - - - is what the result is from her putting on that array of hair colors. . . .