September 3, 2016

Violet Metallic + Succesful Highlift Blond - BOTH from Kenra

Guy Tang and Metallic series of Hair Color


OK many of you have been obsessed with the "new" to you.....SILVER hair Technique. I refuse to call it granny hair whoever thought that techniques name up needs to go back to doing hair not naming things.

But just today I saw a color Demo that has me super excited, I have the color ordered, it will be here Monday, then will do some of my own testing..... but what I saw was the BOMB! ! ! 
look.
I have absolutely nothing against Guy Tang I actually am becoming a Big Fan of him & his videos'  . . . someone from this Blog suggested I watch him color hair and she wanted to know what I thought about the way he worked.................
 I will be completely honest and say....at first, I was very PUZZLED as to his whole "persona" and why in the world he wears T-shirts that are 4 sizes smaller than his actual size....he is such a fantastic Colorist, someone needs to be a true friend to him and tell him. All he needs is a Stylist and to go shopping with her...1 day and the "clothes" part of his display will be solved. That was the fantastic thing about being educated at Sassoon  : They had experts come in and have us work with them on HOW WE DRESS.........What Tools we use...........The name we choose to use............SO MANY little points you just don't think about that matter. I jump started the way I dressed and just bought a lot of black clothes.

Ever wonder why hair stylists appear in all Black much of the time? If you wear any other color than black you will look like you were rolling in the dirt all day. I tried it and then was forced to wear an apron to protect a major part of your clothes. You end up with crap on just the part showing, it was a ridiculous fight I had in trying to fight the all Black thing, I was never an all black type of person and "dressing up" truly is the opposite way I lived the first 40 years of my life .But I needed a job and this was the only course I had open at the time.
I wish I was still doing hair in Malibu .......it was the best place EVER to work....I had the best clientele in the whole world and  I miss them all sooooooo much. You become very close to your clientele. They come and talk to you and many times I would have some of the moist insane secrets that some hot shot had told me. I remained loyal to them all even all these years later!

 I am pretty sure I know exactly where he shoots those videos and its.......near West Hollywood.( if you don't know....West Hollywood is an entire city that is gay. Yep L.A. has had one of these for a very long time - businesses, homes, apartments, every single person is gay!.) When I was a stunt woman in Hollywood we would avoid that area. In those days and with what I did, we had no gay people in our field - or if they were they were in the closet. I didn't meet my first gay person one on one till after I was 40 !

That in and of itself is a pretty remarkable feat.

I am now....warming up to his unique voice and inflection and now I try to watch at least one of his videos per week - he keeps me a bit more fresh on current trends plus he does hair almost exactly like Sassoon graduates - - which is a huge complement..


My specialty for 20 some years has been silver hair....I did a couple guys hair metallic Silver for my daughters prom in the year 2000.........so Silver is my specialty and always has been... but now Kenra has come up with these metallics in both silver and violet VIOLET METALLIC, which from the models hair was beautiful today. 
There is;
  • Silver Metallic Series
  • Violet Metallic Series 
The Kenra Color Silver and Violet Metallics Collections NOW includes 6 Permanent and 6 Demi-Permanent shades that are designed for pre-lightened hair. The Silver and Violet Metallics offer artistry and creativity while providing a blue or violet reflection. 

The Metallics Collection can be used to add dimensional highlights or for overall cool steel look. Experience trendy elegance with the NEW Metallics Collection. I guess that ombre specialist from out here in wacky L.A. who is wacky as all Hell [guy tang]( I should talk !) has folded and been bought out by Kenra.....which means everything he does and uses has to be from that one company. Its common in the upper echelons of the hair color world to be "bought out" by a big hair company. I will never forget when my mentor told me she was trying to decide between L'Oreal and Paul Mitchell ....- they do things so differently and not near to the standards of V. Sassoon Academy ...so it was really hard for her. . . .because she was with Sassoon for 15 years..........So she was bought up by Paul Mitchell. . . .  she said the money was so good there was no way she could ever make that much doing clients hair. If I was still in the Salon and got the offer I think I would have taken it as well. Top Colorists make 7 figures.

Kenra Color – Metallics


Get OBSESSED with Guy Tang and the Kenra Color METALLIC Collection ! 

Designed for pre-lightened hair, the Silver and Violet Metallics offer artistry and creativity while providing a blue or violet reflection. The Metallic Collection can be used to add dimensional highlights, an overall cool steel finish, or added into other shades for a smokey look.
I have absolutely nothing against Guy Tang I actually am warming up to his unique voice and inflection and now I try to watch at least one of his videos per week - he keeps me a bit more fresh on current trends plus he does hair almost exactly like Sassoon graduates - - which is a huge complement..            
Before, if you remember there was only the demi permanent Silver metallics so there is now both Demi & Permanent in both:
7SM
8SM
10SM
&
7VM
8VM
9VM 
Right now we can get "Permanent" in both Silver and Purple Metallic, which I am super excited about - for you......


Then we have 
Boost & Burst
(our Color-tinted Shampoos & Conditioners)
in a wonderful complimentary color :
 ICEY SILVER VIOLET























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