January 23, 2013

Part 2 -- Learning the Level System... #2

The main concern most of you have is how to make the hair color formula you want, to get your hair colored the way you want
What do I use to get the color I want...........is the worlds biggest question.
Without a "method'' you are left to guessing and that is what gets everyone to my front door anyway........so we know that doesn't work.
 If you formulate carefully you can save yourself from the mistakes that are everywhere in today's world of hair color. Planning ahead is good formulation.

Knowledge of basic theory provides good groundwork of formulation skills. Proper formulation is based entirely on Universal Hair coloring principles, specific product knowledge and good answers to the Killer 14 questions.

A good formula ( using any product ) & for any person....always considers the same set of variables -- this set of variables consists of the same set of variables:
THAT is good chemistry.
  • Virgin Level___________
  • Level it is  ____________
  • Desired Level__________                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
  • Percentage of gray______
  • Texture_______________
  • Length _______________
  • Ethnicity______________
  • Porosity_______________
  • Prior color_____________
  • Prior Bleach ??_________
  • Your coloring__________
  • DURP ________________ dominant/underlying/remaining/pigment
  • what you can maintain, money and coordination wise__________
So the only way to get your perfect formula is to consider all of the relevant variables from your answers to the Killer 14 Questions & Answers -- beforehand.  These are the variables that determine EVERY successful formula, no matter who is formulating and what product is being formulating.  The only sure way to get perfect results is to consider all the relevant variables beforehand and shoot for the end, precisely...and THAT is the UNIVERSAL LEVEL SYSTEM of Formulating Hair Color!

This Universal method helps you to make different formulas at different times, which does not have to mean you do not have to pay attention to different manufacturers directions. Doesn't matter which brand I have in my had I ALWAYS ALWAYS read what manufactures have to say. I don't always follow it, but I at least like to listen and take into account what they recommend to do. There is no substitute for the reading of as many directions as possible.

 As a matter of fact I am in the process of writing my own short direction card for each line of color we have in the store, because all of these lines have different ratios attached to them. Which means the ratio of color to developer is different. The theory goes that the less developer used, the RICHER the color. So if that is the case.................which one of these would be the Richest?
  • Koleston Perfect........2 to 1
  • Color Touch............... 2 to 1
  • O & M ...................... 1 to 1                                
  • X.Factor..................... 1.5 to 1                                                        
  • Matrix........................ 1 to 1
  • X.Factor / demi ......... 1 to 1                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

Answering all of the Killer 14 questions are what will train you to figure out your next hair color formula. So be thinking of them.

 A lot of our Group members were interested in having their own Level Chart so I have made Laminated Level Charts that are 1 Penny if you make a purchase of $20.00 or more . . . or cost $5.80  alone, available in our Store



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