August 29, 2015

SILVER Hair & How To Maintane It - the Absolute BEST Way !

Well, If you haven't heard of 

then its time those names were introduced to you.
ARE Professionally pigmented with dense color pigments in unique combinations, with the the fact that all hair has at least a little amount of brass in it.  So we add small amounts of violets/purples to counter those hints as the very first pigment added to either BOOST & BOOST.............. then KC herself, builds upon each of those bases and custom builds every single color in the 35 color repertoire.

 After receiving feed-back for the past 6 months we now feel we have the best tips - and have mixed the brightest and most "solid" Pigment colors to achieve the results people come to us to achieve.

 With Silver being such a popular color SILVER BULLET, which we just recently began adding "mineral silver shimmer" to in order to try to nail the SILVER LOOK.

The problem is some of you LOVE the Silver Look And some LOVE the GRAY look. They are almost the exact same thing I hate to break it to you....So Please Help me spread the hashtag #silversassy
instead of granny hair that is ridiculous and everything is in a "NAME" I want all of you to follow and help me Push this into being simply is not that hard

 Using Boost & Burst To enhance Silver hair is one the number one positive comments we receive.......

                  Which is exactly what 
                     BOOST & BURST 
                     is - in the color of :

                      SILVER BULLET

Silver hair is fun and once you lighten it high enough , just apply and process for 10 - 50 minutes depending on darkness desired.

August 22, 2015

The Level System of Hair Color Does NOT Work (but Rarely)

The Level System just truly is useless anymore.The Only hair it works on is hair with NO COLOR on it, which means you have to be about 12 years old for that to happen. There are just so many exceptions that I am pushing for that system to be demolished. 
I mean we can use the Levels to talk about what,
Level of hair color you have .....if Virgin
What Level of color you have.....if Colored , etc. But that is it! 
The Level System just does not work if you have previous hair color on your hair and I think that is what confuses new and sometimes 'older' hair stylists. I have had plenty of hair stylists contact me with questions about the LEVEL SYSTEM NOT WORKING and it is because they have tried to apply it to hair 'WITH" hair color on it.

The Level system
..... has " there are a few categories of Virgin Hair Color that the Standard Virgin Hair Color System just does not work for and I don't know why I have not brought this up before and this is why Boxed Color or E Color or any automated color just DOES NOT WORK ! But to be honest the Level System does not work anymore because it was designed to work on people with NO hair color on their hair.  The system just does NOT WORK if you have present hair color on, period !

Probably the same reason we (as Colorists) just go on our merry way coloring hair and not considering the fact that there are just so many people it just doesn't work for. I had to have one of my long-time wonderful customers ring the bell in my head as to the fact that I have NOT written about he is Asian....and has Level 1 (BLACK) hair color { which btw is the #1 hair color in the world}. He wondered why the Schwartzkopf APP that I had asked everyone to download and play with gave the wrong answer. . . .  and BOOM...... that was my wake-up call.

This is why all these systems like EColor and Boxed Hair Color,  and Sally's color and on and on - - just do not is because there are exceptions to all of those standard rules and that is where Colorists come in to do the 'tweaking' of the System.
They came up with a Systematic System for Levels 4 thru 9 hair which is where a large majority of people's hair fit that don't have Black.

 But the Level System does NOT work for virgin: 
(virgin hair is the hair color you were born with) :
  •  Redheads 
  • 100% Gray
  • Level 1-3 - so that includes all Asians and Latins which is the largest hair color category in the world & lastly. . . 
  •  Level 9-10 (virgin)

So that is an awful lot of people.....and truly not fair. But I promise you.....they are working on hair color and how it works frantically.// Hair Color is a multi-Billion dollar business and its going no where but UP UP & UP . . . if you are ever looking for somewhere to invest your products and hair color will go no where but up ! So I am afraid those of you in those EXCEPTIONS. . . .  of categories of hair color will have to join our group. . . which for $49.00/ monthly will get you help or "tweaking" from myself, to getting you the color of your dreams ! I don't know what else to say, to help the thousands of people out there with every different color of hair possible....what - to - do....... 

I don't mean we should throw the entire chart of Levels out the window....BUT everyone needs to understand that there no longer is a simple easy to use system. As long as you have colored your hair at least once and the color is still on your canNOT just color your hair 1 color and it will work..........because it WON'T........... and I am very very sorry it no longer is easy.
August 20, 2015

The Dark Light : Bleach & Tone in 1 Step - MAGMA

MAGMA is a unique and fun tool we now carry that can be added to your artillery for lightening and toning hair. It does what no other product does and it does it well, BLEACH & TONE in the same step.

I played around with it for a while and just loved the way it works ........the tones it imparts....... and its versatility. If you plan to apply some unique ombre, ribbons or tips, this is your product. They are called PIGMENTED   LIGHTENERS !

August 15, 2015

Killerstrands Products - Killerstrands Kits - Check out The 'Beauty Shots' !

 First there were Killerstrands Products............. and then: Kits, which were created by YOU....the customer.

Our Site and product list has grown so much I wondered if it might become confusing. . I decided to do a mini photo shoot......


 pinpoint our most popular products, they are then brought together by pairings in which customers would purchase them together ......

Wasn't my thinking...."YOU" the customer showed me the products you liked to purchase together with each other. 
We then put them together - gave them some silly "Name" knocked a few dollars off (to Thank You !) - - and - - then .....
 POOF.............the Killerstrands Kits were. . . BORN

A 2 Oil - Fantastic for skin or hair or skin  are ALL our Oil Combo's !                            
M/C Oil Meadowfoam + Coconut Oil w/ light Plumeria scent

Thriven-lite, even though its been out for years.....lately it is having a huge resurgence in sales, so you may want to give it a try and see what all of the HOOPLA is about ! 

It a much lighter version of Thriven and works wonderfully as a daily conditioner....and of course at a less expensive price. 

If your hair is:
  • dull
  • dry
  • damaged
  • breaking-off
  • scalp is bad 
  • frizzy
  • curly
  • fried
  • color damaged
  • hot tool damaged
  • etc...etc...
 My # 1 suggestion is to get the 400WATT Kit and begin  a regular routine of application....I wish to Good I had sved all the positive email responses in regards to these should be absolutely thrilled as most people are after 30-45 days of them.  

Next week a complete Tutorial on BOOST & BURST


KC & Staff